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    Civil Engineering

    Civil engineering is the oldest and most diverse branch of engineering. In its broadest sense, the civil engineer adapts the physical features of the earth to the needs of society. Approximately one out of four engineers is engaged in civil engineering.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Civil engineering includes the design and construction of bridges, buildings, dams, waterways, coastal protection works, airports, pipelines, space launching facilities, railroads, highways, sanitary systems, ocean structures and facilities, foundations, harbors, waterworks and many other systems and structures upon which modern civilization depends.

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    Department Requirements

    A minimum grade of C is required for all courses marked below. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all civil engineering courses. Before graduating, all BSCE students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

    The basic program provides the minimum education for practice. Beyond the bachelor's degree, advanced degrees are available in geosensing, transportation, water resources, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction, public works, civil engineering materials, and coastal and oceanographic engineering.

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    Educational Objectives

    The undergraduate program in civil engineering will prepare graduates to

    • Meet the needs and expectations of civil engineering employers and proceed toward the attainment of a Professional Engineering (P.E.) license;
    • Continue their education and pursue advanced degrees if they so desire.
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    Goals

    To develop civil engineering professionals with proficiency in the fundamentals of science and engineering; to develop an understanding of the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering projects; to develop enhanced communication skills; and to develop an appreciation of professionalism and ethics in the practice of engineering.

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    Mission

    The department strives to build upon a leading program of exceptional teaching, innovative research and dedicated service by maintaining a strong curriculum, a highly qualified and committed faculty, outstanding facilities and essential funding.

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    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of 7 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts: CHM 2045 or CHM 2095, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all 7 critical-tracking courses with minimum grades of C in each course within two attempts
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    ​CGN2002 Introduction to Civil Engineering ​1
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (Minimum grade of C required) or
    CHM 2095 Chemistry for Engineers 1
    GE-P
    3
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
    GE-P
    1
    ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing
    State Core GE-C; E6; minimum grade of C required
    3
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H; minimum grade of C required
    3​
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    GE-M; minimum grade of C required
    4
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ENC 3246 Professional Communication for Engineers
    GE-C; E6; minimum grade of C required
    3
    MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2
    State Core GE-M; minimum grade of C required
    4
    PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1
    State Core GE-P; minimum grade of C required
    3
    PHY 2048L Physics with Calculus 1 Laboratory
    GE-P
    1
    ​Humanities
    State Core GE-H; minimum grade of C required
    3​
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S​; minimum grade of C required
    3​
    Total 17
    Semester 3 Credits
    CGN3510 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering 3
    ​EGS 4034 Professional Ethics 1
    MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3
    GE-M; minimum grade of C required
    4
    PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2
    GE-P; minimum grade of C required
    3
    PHY 2049L Laboratory for Physics with Calculus 2 1
    ​STA 3032 Engineering Statistics 3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S, N; E6
    3
    Total 18
    Semester 4 Credits
    ​CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization ​3
    CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering 3
    CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis or
    EIN 4354 Engineering Economy
    3​
    EGM 2511 Engineering Mechanics: Statics
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations
    GE-M; minimum grade of C required
    3
    Science elective 3​
    Total 18
    Semester 5 Credits
    CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering 4
    CGN 4160 Civil Engineering Practice 4
    EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics
    Minimum grade of C required
    2
    EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials
    Minimum grade of C required
    3
    GIS 3072C Geographic Information Systems or
    SUR 3103C Geomatics or
    SWS 4720C GIS in Soil and Water Science or
    URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    CES 3012 Mechanics of Engineering Structures 4
    CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials 4
    CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics 4
    ​TTE 400C Transportation Engineering 4​
    Total 16
    Semester 7 Credits
    CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics 4
    CES 4702 Analysis and Design in Reinforced Concrete 3
    CWR 4202 Hydraulics 3
    ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment 3
    Technical elective 3
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering 3
    CGN 4806 Transportation-Water-Materials Design or
    CGN 4910 Structures-Geotech-Construction Design
    3
    Design Elective 3
    Technical electives 6
    Total 15
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    Science Electives

    Courses Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1 3
    EES 4103 / EES 4102L Applied Ecology and Environmental Biology Laboratory ​3
    GEO 2242 Extreme Weather 3
    GEO 3250 Climatology 3
    GLY 2030C Environmental and Engineering Geology 3
    MET 3503 Weather and Forecasting 3
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    Technical Electives

    Courses Credits
    CCE 4015 Civil Engineering Estimating 3
    ​CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management ​3
    ​CCE 4811 Construction Engineering Design ​3
    ​CEG 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design ​3
    CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design 3
    CES 4141 Stress Analysis 3
    CES 4605 Analysis and Design in Steel 3
    CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3
    CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design 3
    CGN 4503 Pavement Design 3
    CGN 4600 Public Works Engineering 3
    CGN 4905 Building Codes and Professional Practice 3
    CWR 4114 Surface Hydrology 3
    CWR 4120 Groundwater 3
    CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Systems Design 3
    CWR 4542 Water Resources Engineering 3
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design 3
    TTE 4106 Urban Transportation Planning 3
    TTE 4201 Traffic Engineering 3
    TTE 4300 Transportation Systems Analysis 3
    One technical class at 3000/4000 level from outside CE department in geology, environmental engineering, building construction / architecture or urban and regional planning (or other as approved by advisor). 3
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    Design Electives

    Choose at least one

    Courses Credits
    CCE 4811 Construction Engineering Design 3
    CEG 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design ​3
    CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design 3
    CES 4605 Analysis and Design in Steel 3
    CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3
    CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design 3
    CGN 4503 Pavement Design 3
    CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Design 3
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design 3
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majors: civil-engineering