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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

College of Engineering & Technology

Full Time
Undergraduate Major
Bachelors
On Campus

Program Description

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Curriculum

  • FIRST YEAR

    Fall – 16 credits

    • MATH1750 Engineering Calculus – 4 credits
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below * - 4 credits
    • PHYS1250 Engineering Physics I – 4 credits
    • FYS1000 First Year Seminar - 0 credits
    • ENGR1000 Intro to Engineering - 3 credits
    • ENGR1600 Fundamentals of CAD & CAM or ENGR1800 Intro to MATLAB - 1 credit

    Spring - 16 credits

    • MATH1850 Engineering Calculus II - 4 credits
    • ENGLISH, English Sequence, See ENGL/HSS note below * - 4 credits
    • PHYS1750 Engineering Physics II - 4 credits
    • ENGR1500 Intro to Engineering Design - 3 credits
    • ENGR1600 Fundamentals of CAD & CAM or ENGR1800 Intro to MATLAB - 1 credits
  • SECOND YEAR

      Fall - 18 credits

      • MATH2025 Multivariable Calculus - 4 credits
      • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * - 4 credits
      • CHEM1100 Engineering Chemistry I - 4 credits
      • CIVE2205 Intro to Geomatics - 3 credits
      • CIVE2000 Statics and Mech Materials I - 3 credits

      Spring - 18 credits

      • MATH2500 Differential Equations - 4 credits
      • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * - 4 credits
      • CIVE2400 CE Materials - 3 credits
      • CIVE2500 Statics and Mech II - 4 credits
      • CIVE2300 Civil CAD - 3 credits
    • THIRD YEAR

        Fall - 19 credits

        • CIVE3000 Fluid Mechanics - 4 credits
        • CIVE3200 Structural Analysis - 4 credits
        • CIVE3300 Soil Mechanics - 4 credits
        • CIVE3100 Environmental Engineering - 4 credits
        • Elective Civil Engineering or ENGR EPIC - 3 credits

        Spring

        • COOP 3500

        Summer - 15 credits

        • CIVE3900 Hydraulic Engineering - 4 credits
        • CIVE3700 Highway Engineering - 4 credits
        • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * - 4 credits
        • Elective Civil Engr or ENGR EPIC - 3 credits
      • FOURTH YEAR

          Fall

          • COOP 4500

          Spring - 18 credits

          • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * - 4 credits
          • CIVE4000 Design Projects - 4 credits
          • Elective Science (Biology or Geology) - 4 credits
          • MGMT3200 Engineering Economy - 3 credits
          • Elective Civil Engr or ENGR EPIC - 3 credits

          Summer - 15 credits

          • CIVE5500 Civil Capstone - 4 credits
          • HSS ELECTIVE, See ENGL/HSS note below * - 4 credits
          • MATH2100 Prob and Stats for Engr - 4 credits
          • Elective Civil Engr or ENGR EPIC - 3 credits

          Civil Engineering Electives:

          • CIVE4400 Municipal Planning
          • CIVE4375 Water and Wastewater Treatment
          • CIVE4100 Water Resources and Hydrology
          • CIVE4300 Foundation Engineering
          • CIVE4350 Reinforced Concrete Design
          • CIVE4250 Structural Steel Design

          To meet the 12 CE elective requirements, a student may take a combination of Civil Engineering electives, Wentworth Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering. courses and EPIC courses. With approval from the chair of Civil Engineering and Technology, Civil Engineering electives may be substituted for with a Wentworth engineering course from another program, another engineering course from an engineering program other than Wentworth or other relevant coursework.

        • ENGL/HSS Note:

          Day program students are required to complete at least:

          • One course in Humanities
          • One course in the Social Sciences
          • The remaining courses may be from either Humanities or Social Sciences category 

          Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement. For more information about the English, Humanities, and Social Science requirements please refer to the Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate section of this catalog.

          Of the five listed humanities and social science electives, BSCE students must include the following HSS Directed Electives:

          • Principles of Economics, ECON4102
          • Boston Voyages, HUMN4355

        Program Tracking Sheet

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        Earnings in 2016

        $55,000 average per year starting salary

        Top Job Titles for Civil Engineers

         

        1. Civil Engineer
        2. Structural Engineer
        3. Geotechnical Engineer
        4. Environmental Engineer
        5. Transportation Engineer
        6. Project Manager