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Civil Engineering B.C.E.

CSENG Civil, Envrn & Geo-Eng (CEGE)
College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 128
  • Required credits within the major: 64
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Civil engineering deals with the science and art of engineering applied to solving problems and designing systems related to infrastructure and the environment. Principal fields within civil engineering are structural engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, transportation engineering, and geotechnical engineering. The upper division civil engineering program requires students to take introductory courses in all of the above areas. In addition, students may emphasize a special interest in one of the areas by selecting appropriate technical electives in consultation with their adviser.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 10 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
It is recommended that students take GEO 1001 and CE 1101, but these courses are not required to be admitted to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Mathematics
Honors math (MATH 1571H, 1572H, 2573H, 2574H) may be taken in place of the listed courses.
MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
MATH 1272 - Calculus II (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II (4.0 cr)
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4.0 cr)
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus (4.0 cr)
or MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Physical Science and Mechanics
AEM 2011 - Statics (3.0 cr)
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1031H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
or CHEM 1032H {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II [PHYS, WI] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Major Courses
CE 3201 - Transportation Engineering (3.0 cr)
CE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I (3.0 cr)
CE 3401 - Linear Structural Analysis (3.0 cr)
CE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials [WI] (3.0 cr)
CE 3501 - Environmental Engineering [ENV] (3.0 cr)
CE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
CE 4102W - Capstone Design for Civil Engineering [WI] (4.0 cr)
CE 4301 - Soil Mechanics II (3.0 cr)
CE 4401 - Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design (4.0 cr)
CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design (4.0 cr)
CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3.0 cr)
AEM 2012 - Dynamics (3.0 cr)
or CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
or EE 2001 - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics (3.0 cr)
or MATS 2001 - Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials (3.0 cr)
or CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers (4.0 cr)
or ME 3331 - Thermal Sciences I (3.0 cr)
Computer Applications
CE 3101 - Computer Applications in Civil Engineering I (3.0 cr)
Statistics
STAT 3021 may be substituted for CE 3102 with approval of the director of undergraduate studies.
CE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering (3.0 cr)
or STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
Civil Engineering Electives
Students must take 10 credits of 4xxx or higher electives offered by the civil engineering department.
Take exactly 10 credit(s) from the following:
· CE 4xxx
· CE 5xxx
Technical Electives
Students must take an additional 11 credits of technical electives. All courses at 4xxx or higher from an engineering department (including Civil Engineering) are acceptable as technical electives. Additional courses are acceptable as technical electives upon approval of an adviser. Consult your adviser for assistance in selecting elective courses.
Take 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
· EE 4xxx
· ME 4xxx
· CSCI 4xxx
· BBE 4xxx
· GEOE 4xxx
· CHEN 4xxx
· BMEN 4xxx
· CE 3xxx
· CE 4xxx
· CE 5xxx
· ME 5xxx
· EE 5xxx
· CSCI 5xxx
· CHEN 5xxx
· BBE 5xxx
· BMEN 5xxx
· GEOE 5xxx
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: http://www.honors.umn.edu/academics/curriculum/dept_courses_current.html Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
 
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MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/1282/1252/1372/1572
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/2373/2573
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/2373/2573H/3251
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
AEM 2011 - Statics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Force/moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Distributed loads. Internal forces in beams. Properties of areas, second moments. Laws of friction. prereq: PHYS 1301W, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2374 or equiv], CSE
AEM 3031 - Deformable Body Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Uniaxial loading/deformation. Stress/strain at point, Mohr's circle. Internal forces in beams. Material behavior, linear elasticity. Torsion of circular shafts. Bending of beams of symmetrical section. Column buckling. Statically indeterminate structures. prereq: [2011 or 2021 or [BMEN 3011, BMEN major]], [Math 2374 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE
PHYS 1301W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078 - Phys 1101W/1201W/1301W/1401V/1
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, structure of matter. Applications to mechanical systems. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1271 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1371 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1571
PHYS 1401V - Honors Physics I (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00078 - Phys 1201W/Phys1301W/Phys1401V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive, calculus-level general physics. Emphasizes use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles. Structure of matter, with applications to mechanical systems. prereq: honors student and permission of University Honors Program
PHYS 1302W - Introductory Physics for Science and Engineering II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Use of fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Motion, forces, conservation principles, fields, structure of matter. Applications to electromagnetic phenomena. prereq: 1301W, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572
PHYS 1402V - Honors Physics II (PHYS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00079 - Phys 1202W/1302W/1402V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamental principles to solve quantitative problems. Description of motion, forces, conservation principles, fields. Structure of matter, with applications to electro-magnetic phenomena. prereq: 1401V, honors student or permission of University Honors Program
CE 3201 - Transportation Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Applying laws of motion to vehicle performance, determining constraints for highway designs. Traffic flow principles, their relation to capacity and level of service. Geometric design, pavement design, transportation planning. prereq: PHYS 1301, 3101, 3102
CE 3301 - Soil Mechanics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Index properties and soil classification. Effective stress. Permeability and seepage. Elasticity theory. One-dimensional compression and consolidation; settlements. Compaction; cut and fill problems. prereq: CSE, AEM 3031
CE 3401 - Linear Structural Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of determinate/indeterminate trusses and frames and of deformation by virtual work. Application of energy, slope-deflection, and moment distribution methods to indeterminate structures. Influence lines. Design. prereq: Grade of at least C- in AEM 3031, CSE
CE 3402W - Civil Engineering Materials (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of behavior mechanisms for civil engineering materials such as concrete, metals, asphalt, plastics, and wood. Standard specifications for material properties. Techniques for testing. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [AEM 3031 or BBE 3001], IT
CE 3501 - Environmental Engineering (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to environmental engineering. Quantitative approach to environmental problems. Scientific background for understanding roles of engineers and scientists. prereq: Chem 1022, Phys 1302
CE 3502 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fluid statics/dynamics. Kinematics of fluid flow, equations of motion, pressure-velocity relationships, viscous effects, boundary layers. Momentum/energy equations. Lift/drag. Flow in pipes and pipe systems. Hydraulic machinery. Fluid measurements. prereq: [AEM 2012 or AEM 3031], Math 2373, [CSE or ForP major]
CE 4102W - Capstone Design for Civil Engineering (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Teams formulate/solve civil engineering problems. From conceptual stage through preliminary planning, public hearings, design, environmental impact statements, final plans/specifications, and award of contracts. prereq: 4301, 4401, 4501, 4502
CE 4301 - Soil Mechanics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00484 - CE 4301/GeoE 4301
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Traction and stress. Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion. Experiments on soil strength. Earth pressure theories, rigid/flexible retaining walls. Stability of slopes. Bearing capacity of foundations. prereq: [[3301 or GEOE 3301], upper div CSE] or instr consent
CE 4401 - Steel and Reinforced Concrete Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Limit-states design. Steel: tension, compression, flexure, combined compression/flexure, connections. Concrete: beams in flexure/shear, one-way slabs, T-beams, development length, serviceability. prereq: Grade of at least C- in 3401, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3402, [upper div CSE or grad student]
CE 4501 - Hydrologic Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, evaporation, infiltration runoff. Flood routing through rivers and reservoirs. Statistical analysis of hydrologic data and estimation of design flows. Open channel flow, flow through conduits. Detention basin design, hydraulic structure sizing, estimation of risk of flooding. prereq: 3502
CE 4502 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory of chemical, physical, and biological processes in treating water and wastewater. Sequencing of processes. Design of treatment facilities. Impact on society. prereq: 3501 or CHEN 2001
AEM 2012 - Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Kinematics/kinetics of particles. Newton's laws. Energy/momentum methods. Systems of particles. Kinematics/kinetics of planar motions of rigid bodies. Plane motion of rigid bodies. Mechanical vibrations. prereq: 2011, [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Math 2373 or equiv], CSE student
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01929
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organic compounds, constitutions, configurations, conformations, reactions. Molecular structure. Chemical reactivity/properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: C- or better in 1062/1066 or 1072H/1076H or equiv or B or better in 1071H/1075H, 1072H/1076H
EE 2001 - Introduction to Circuits and Electronics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Physical principles underlying circuit element models. Kirchhoff's laws. Independent/dependent sources. Opamps. Linearity in circuits. Diodes and rectification. FET characteristics, biasing, small signal models, and simple amplifiers. Transients in first- and second-order circuits. CMOS-based logic gates. Circuit simulators. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PHYS 1302, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in (MATH 2243 or MATH 2373 or MATH 2573)
MATS 2001 - Introduction to the Science of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Structure-property relationships of engineering materials. Atomic structure and bonding. Crystal structures. Imperfections in solids. Strength of materials, strengthening mechanisms. Phase transformations. Heat treatment/control of micro-structures. Materials selection/design. Integrating properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites. prereq: CHEM 1061, CHEM 1065, [MATH 1272 or MATH 1372], PHYS 1301W, CSE student
CSCI 1113 - Introduction to C/C++ Programming for Scientists and Engineers
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Programming for scientists/engineers. C/C++ programming constructs, object-oriented programming, software development, fundamental numerical techniques. Exercises/examples from various scientific fields. prereq: Math 1271 or Math 1371 or Math 1571H or instr consent
ME 3331 - Thermal Sciences I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01494
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Properties, equations of state, processes, cycles for reversible/irreversible thermodynamic systems. Modes of energy transfer. Equations for conservation of mass, energy, entropy balances. Application of thermodynamic principles to modern engineering systems. prereq: Chem 1021, Phys 1301, CSE student
CE 3101 - Computer Applications in Civil Engineering I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer tools, computational methods for solving civil engineering problems. Spreadsheets, Visual Basic, Matlab. Solving systems of linear/nonlinear equations, engineering model fitting, numerical differentiation/integration, numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. prereq: MATH 1272, PHYS 1301, CSE
CE 3102 - Uncertainty and Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Stochastic models, their usefulness in reasoning about uncertainty in civil engineering. Techniques for identifying, fitting, validating models using data samples. Testing hypotheses about, bounding uncertainty attached to, engineering parameters. Branches of civil engineering. prereq: MATH 1372 or equiv
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Elementary probability, probability distributions. Sampling, elements of statistical inference. Regression. prereq: Math 1272
CE 4190 - Engineering Co-op Assignment
Credits: 2.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: 9V3V5V
Formal written report of work during six-month professional assignment. prereq: Upper div CE, approval of department co-op director