Dec 06, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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,

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WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements

Students who have chosen the Civil or Construction Engineering curriculum will satisfy the WMU Essential Studies Program Requirements as outlined within the course listings below. To satisfy these requirements student take courses in twelve (12) categories. Six (6) of the courses are designated within the civil engineering program requirements and six (6) are free electives which students choose from a list of courses in the corresponding course category. Students will meet the planetary sustainability outcome in CCE 4850: Senior Project and must select a course that satisfies the Diversity and Inclusion outcome when choosing a course in the other six (6) categories.


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. No minor is required.

Civil Engineering Major Requirements (43 hours)

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

Pre-Engineering Cognate Courses

Additional Cognate Courses

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