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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Civil Engineering (CIVJ)


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The Civil Engineering curriculum prepares students for entry level positions in the civil engineering profession. It was developed to provide students with knowledge in the areas of structural engineering, construction engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. Technical, communication, and human relation skills are developed throughout the curriculum. Design is emphasized from the beginning of the curriculum.

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see department web page at www.wmich.edu/civil-construction/academics/abet/outcomes.

 

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

 

Students who have chosen the Civil or Construction Engineering curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing CCE 4830: Project Design and Control and CCE 4850: Senior Project.

 

Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering must complete the following program of 126 semester credit hours as well as University requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog.

  1. A “C” or better must be earned in all courses with a CCE, IEE, EDMM or ME prefix.
  2. A student is required to earn a grade of “C” or better in the prerequisite courses for all CCE courses before enrollment is permitted in the next sequence course.
  3. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  4. Complete the following program of 126 semester hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters. Pre-engineering requirements are indicated. 
  5. The Civil Engineering curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000/4000-level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements. Civil Engineering majors are required to take PHIL 3160 for Area II and Econ 2010 for Area V.

First Semester (15 hours)


The following courses are Pre-engineering requirements.

Second Semester (16 hours)


The following courses are Pre-engineering requirements.

Third Semester (18 hours)


Fourth Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education Area I - Fine Arts   Credits: 3 hours

Fifth Semester (15 hours)


Sixth Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education Area IV - Other Cultures   Credits: 4 hours

Seventh Semester (16 hours)


  • CCE Construction Engineering Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • CCE Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Eighth Semester (14 hours)


  • CCE Structural Engineering Design Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • CCE Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area III - U.S. Cultures and Issues   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area VIII - Health & Well Being   Credits: 2 hours

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