Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

(Lincoln and Omaha campuses)

Students should apply for formal admission to the degree program after completing 43 credit hours toward the degree. See College of Engineering Admission Requirements.

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements - 130 hours

First Semester

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CIVE 112Introduction to Civil Engineering

1 credit

CIST 1400Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

ACE Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:16-17

ACE elective: Choose one course from each ACE Student Learning Outcome (SLO) 5,6,7,8 and 9 elective courses.

Degree Requirements - 130 hours

Second Semester

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

PHYS 2110General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

Computer Aided Design

2 Credits

ACE Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Computer Aided Design: AE 2250 or equivalent.

ACE elective: Choose one course from each ACE Student Learning Outcome (SLO) 5,6,7,8 and 9 elective courses.

Degree Requirements - 130 hours

Third Semester

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

PHYS 2110General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

CIVE 221Geometric Control Systems

3 credits

ENGL 3980Technical Writing Across the Disciplines

3 credits

EMEC 2230Engineering Statics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

PHYS 2120: CHEM 1190 & 1194 are acceptable substitutes.

ENGL 3980: ENGR 3000 is acceptable substitute.

Degree Requirements -130 hours

Fourth Semester

MATH 2350Differential Equations

3 credits

CIVE 361Highway Engineering

3 credits

EMEC 3250Mechanics of Elastic Bodies

3 credits

EMEC 3730Engineering Dynamics

3 credits

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Degree Requirements - 130 hours

Fifth Semester

STAT 3800Applied Engineering Probability and Statistics

3 credits

CIVE 310Fluid Mechanics

3 credits

CIVE 319Hydraulics Laboratory

1 credit

CIVE 326Introduction to Environmental Engineering

3 credits

CIVE 327Environmental Engineering Laboratory

1 credit

CIVE 341Introduction to Structural Engineering

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Degree Requirements 130 hours

Science elective

4 Credits

CIVE 378Materials of Construction

3 credits

CIVE 334Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

4 credits

CIVE 352Introduction to Water Resources Engineering

3 credits

CIVE Technical Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

CIVE Technical Elective: Nine (9) credits must be taken from courses designated as Design Electives. CIVE Design electives must be taken from at least two subdisciplines.

Degree Requirements - 130 hours

Seventh Semester

CIVE 385Professional Practice and Management in Civil Engineering

3 credits

Technical elective

3 Credits

CIVE Design electives

6 Credits

ACE elective

6 Credits

Total Credit Hours:18

CIVE Design electives: Nine (9) credits must be taken from courses designated as Design Electives. CIVE Design electives must be taken from at least two subdisciplines.

ACE elective: Choose one course from each ACE Student Learning Outcome (SLO) 5,6,7,8 and 9 elective courses.

Degree Requirements - 130 hours

Eighth Semester

CIVE 489Senior Design Project

3 credits

Technical electives

9 Credits

ACE Elective

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Technical Electives: Technical electives will be selected by the student in consultation with his/her adviser to formulate a coherent program in civil engineering. Two technical electives (up to six credits) can be taken from MENG 2000, ELEC 2110, ISMG 2060 or any approved course in science, mathematics, or other engineering areas approved by the department. The department has an approved list.

ACE Elective: Choose one course from each ACE Student Learning Outcome (SLO) 5,6,7,8 and 9 elective courses.

CIVE Design Electives

CIVE 419Flow Systems Design

3 credits

CIVE 425Process Design in Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment

3 credits

CIVE 426Design of Water Treatment Facilities

3 credits

CIVE 427Design of Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Facilities

3 credits

CIVE 436Foundation Engineering

3 - 4 credits

CIVE 440Reinforced Concrete Design

3 credits

CIVE 441Steel Design I

3 credits

CIVE 452Water Resources Development

3 credits

CIVE 463Traffic Engineering

3 credits

Civil Engineering Technical Electives

CIVE 421Hazardous Waste Management and Treatment

3 credits

CIVE 422Pollution Prevention: Principles and Practices

3 credits

CIVE 424Solid Waste Management Engineering

3 credits

CIVE 430Fundamentals of Water Quality Modeling

3 credits

CIVE 434Soil Mechanics II

3 credits

CIVE 443Structural Analysis

3 credits

CIVE 444Structural Design and Planning

3 credits

CIVE 446Steel Design II

3 credits

CIVE 447Reinforced Concrete II

3 credits

CIVE 451Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

3 credits

CIVE 452Water Resources Development

3 credits

CIVE 454Hydraulic Engineering

3 - 4 credits

CIVE 455Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Engineering

3 credits

CIVE 456Surface Water Hydrology

3 credits

CIVE 458Ground Water Engineering

3 credits

CIVE 461Urban Transportation Planning

3 credits

CIVE 462Highway Design

3 credits

CIVE 468Airport Planning and Design

3 credits

CIVE 472Pavement Design and Evaluation

3 credits

CIVE 475Water Quality Strategy

3 credits

CIVE 498Special Topics in Civil Engineering

1 - 6 credits