Dec 04, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Civil Engineering, BS


Program Description


Civil Engineering involves the planning, design, construction management, operation, and maintenance of facilities and systems in the built environment, including bridges, buildings, airports, water supply systems, ports, dams, and highways.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering includes the common educational goals listed on page 96 for the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. The complete objectives of the program can be found at https://www.clemson.edu/cecas/departments/ce/.

The first two years provide students with building blocks necessary to be successful civil engineers, including proficiency in calculus, engineering mechanics, physics, and chemistry. During the junior year, students receive a broad introduction to the fundamental areas of civil engineering (structures, hydraulics, geotechnical, transportation, environmental, construction materials, and construction engineering and management). Design experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum, culminating in the senior year with a major capstone design project. In addition, during the senior year, students can select from available emphasis areas that serve to strengthen their undergraduate background.

The Civil Engineering program prepares students to work immediately upon graduation in most areas of civil engineering or to pursue graduate degrees. Students are also exposed to issues related to professional practice, including professional registration, life-long learning, and communication and team skills. Because a concerned society demands a realistic consideration of the impacts of engineering projects, civil engineering students are also educated in the broad areas of the humanities and social sciences.

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Science degree program in Civil Engineering, students must have completed the courses outlined in the freshman core curriculum and have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.6 or higher.

The Department of Civil Engineering allows eligible students to count up to nine hours of graduate credit (6000- and 8000-level courses) toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees. Students participating in this program must have completed the junior year, must have earned a minimum 3.4 grade-point average, and must be approved by the department. Details of the suggested curriculum and program information are available from the department.

Program Requirements


Freshman Year


First Semester


All General Engineering students take the same classes their first term, regardless of their intended major. Coursework in the second term varies. Students should consult with a General Engineering advisor to determine appropriate courses.

Credit Hours: 16

Credit Hours: 17

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 17

Credit Hours: 15

Junior Year


Senior Year


First Semester


  • 3 Credits
  • Design Technical Requirement 3 Credits 5
  • Technical Requirement 6 Credits 6
  • Technical Requirement Restricted 3 Credits 7
Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


  • 3 Credits
  •  

  • Arts and Humanities Requirement 3 Credits 3 or
  • Social Science Requirement 3 Credits 3
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  • Arts and Humanities (Literature) Requirement 3 Credits 3
  • Technical Requirement 3 Credits 6
  • Elective 3 Credits
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credits: 129


Footnotes


1 ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  may be substituted for ENGR 1020 .

2 Depending on a student's Clemson Mathematics Placement Test score, MATH 1040  and MATH 1070  may be substituted for MATH 1060 ; or the student may be required to take MATH 1050  before enrolling in MATH 1060 .

3 See General Education  requirements. These credits must also satisfy General Education  Cross-Cultural Awareness and Science and Technology in Society Requirements.

4 ENGR 1070 , ENGR 1080  and ENGR 1090  may be substituted for ENGR 1410 .

5 Six credits selected from the following: CE 4210  or CE 4240 CE 4020 , CE 4040 , CE 4060 , CE 4070  or CE 4080 CE 4110  or CE 4560 ; CE 4470 ; EES 4020  

6 Select from BE 4840 CE 4010 , CE 4020 , CE 4040 , CE 4060 , CE 4070 , CE 4080 , CE 4100 , CE 4110 CE 4120 , CE 4210 , CE 4240 , CE 4330 , CE 4340 , CE 4360 , CE 4380 , CE 4390 , CE 4430 , CE 4460 , CE 4470 , CE 4560 , CE 4570 , CE 4620 CE 4820 , CE 4910 , CRP 4120 , CSM 3040 , CSM 3050 , EES 4020 , EES 4100 , EES 4300 EES 4840 , EES 4850 , EES 4860 , LAW 3220 , LAW 3330 , ME 3100 , MSE 2100 . Technical Requirements and electives may be used to complete an emphasis area in one or more of the following fields:

Construction Engineering and Management Emphasis Area (12 credits total) - Nine credits selected from CE 4330 , CE 4340 , CE 4360 , CE 4380 , CE 4390 , approved CE 4900 , approved CE 4910 ; and three credits selected from CE 4020 , CE 4040 , CE 4060 , CE 4070 , CE 4110 , CE 4210 , CE 4240 , CE 4330 , CE 4340 , CE 4360 , CE 4380 , CE 4390 , CE 4560 , CE 4570 , approved CE 4900 , approved CE 4910 , CSM 3040 , CSM 3050 , CSM 3510 , CSM 4530  

Construction Materials Emphasis Area (12 credits total) - Six credits selected from CE 4560 , CE 4570 , approved CE 4910 ; and six credits selected from CE 4020 , CE 4110 , CE 4210 , CE 4240 , CE 4330 , CE 4340 , CE 4470 , CE 4560 , CE 4570 , approved CE 4900 , approved CE 4910  

Environmental Engineering Emphasis Area (12 credits total) - Six credits selected from CE 4470 , CE 4820 , EES 4020 , EES 4100 , EES 4110 , EES 4300 , EES 4500 EES 4510 , EES 4750 , EES 4800 ; and six credits selected CE 4470 , CE 4820 , CE 4900 , EES 4020 , EES 4100 , EES 4110 , EES 4300 , EES 4500 EES 4510 , EES 4750 , EES 4800 , any 3000- or 4000-level ENSP course, HIST 3920 

Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Engineering Emphasis Area (12 credits total) - Six credits selected from CE 4210 , CE 4240 , approved CE 4900 , approved CE 4910 ; and six credits selected from CE 4020 , CE 4210 , CE 4240 CE 4560 , CE 4570 CE 4820 , approved CE 4900 , approved CE 4910 , EES 4800 , EES 4840 , GEOL 3000 , GEOL 4210  

Structural Engineering Emphasis Area (12 credits total) - Nine credits selected from CE 4010 , CE 4020 , and CE 4060 ; and three additional credits selected from CE 4040 , CE 4070 , CE 4080 , CE 4210 , CE 4240 , and approved CE 4900  

Transportation Systems Emphasis Area (12 credits total) - Six credits selected from CE 4100 , CE 4110 , CE 4120 ; and six credits selected from CE 4100 , CE 4110 , CE 4120 , CE 4210 , CE 4240 , CE 4330 , CE 4340 , CE 4470 , CE 4560 , CE 4820 , approved CE 4900 , approved CE 4910 CRP 4120 EES 4300 , GEOG 3030 , MGT 3050 , STAT 3300  

Water Resources Engineering Emphasis Area (12 credits total) - Six credits selected from CE 4430 , CE 4460 , CE 4470 , CE 4620 ; and six credits selected from CE 4430 , CE 4460 , CE 4470 , CE 4620 , CE 4820 , approved CE 4900 , approved CE 4910 , EES 4020  

7 Select from BE 4840 , CE 4100 , CE 4110 CE 4120 , CE 4210 , CE 4240 , CE 4560 , CE 4820 , CRP 4120 , EES 4020 , EES 4100 , EES 4300 EES 4840 , EES 4850 , EES 4860  

 

Notes:

  1. CH 1010 , ENGL 1030 , ENGR 1020  (or ENGR 1050  and ENGR 1060  if substituted for ENGR 1020 ), ENGR 1410  (or ENGR 1070 , ENGR 1080 , and ENGR 1090  if substituted for ENGR 1410 ), MATH 1060 , MATH 1080 , and PHYS 1220  must be passed with a grade of C or better.
  2. Civil Engineering students may neither enroll in nor receive credit for any CE or EM course unless they have a 2.0 Engineering grade-point average.
  3. Civil Engineering students enrolling in any CE course (except CE 4590 ) must have a grade of C or better in the prerequisites for that course.