Civil Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Requirements (127 Credits)

In addition to the university requirements for graduation, all students including transfers must satisfy the requirements contained in the academic policies for the NMSU College of Engineering.  Students must have a 2.0 grade-point average in all departmental courses and all prerequisites and co-requisites must be taken as required. If a student takes a class and a co-requisite for that class at the same time and does not achieve a grade of C- or better in the co-requisite, the student may take no further classes for which the course or the co-requisite are prerequisite. A student who completes a class three times without achieving a grade of C- or better will be dismissed from the Civil Engineering program, and not allowed to take any Civil Engineering courses from the department.

General Education
State of New Mexico Common Core
Area I: Communications 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
Written Communications Elective (ENGL 218 strongly recommended)3
Oral Communications Elective (COMM 265 strongly recommended)3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Area III: Natural Science
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I3
PHYS 215GLEngineering Physics I Laboratory1
Areas IV & V: Social and Behavioral Sciences & Humanities and Fine Arts 2
Select 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least 6 credits from each area:15
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Select 6-9 credits from Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology electives
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts:
Select 6-9 credits from History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Dance, or Theater electives
Institution Specific General Education
Viewing a Wider World electives 26
Program Specific Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
Natural Science
GEOL 111GIntroductory to Geology4
PHYS 216GEngineering Physics II3
PHYS 216GLEngineering Physics II Laboratory1
Technical
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
SUR 222Plane Surveying3
Civil Engineering
C E 151Introduction to Civil Engineering3
C E 233Mechanics-Statics3
C E 234Mechanics-Dynamics3
or M E 234 Mechanics-Dynamics
C E 256Environmental Engineering and Science3
C E 256 LEnvironmental Science Laboratory1
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
C E 311Civil Engineering Materials3
C E 315Structural Analysis4
C E 331Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics3
C E 331 LFluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory1
C E 356Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering3
C E 357Soil Mechanics3
C E 382Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering3
C E 445Reinforced Concrete Design3
C E 457Foundation Design3
C E 471Transportation Engineering3
C E 477Engineering Economics and Construction Management3
Civil Engineering Option Electives6
Capstone Course 3
Select one from the following:3
Structural Systems3
Hydraulic Structures3
Design of Earth Dams3
Environmental Engineering Design3
Concentrations
Select from the following concentrations:
Environmental
General
Geotechnical
Structural
Water Resources
Total Credits127
1

See the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

Students must complete 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least six credits from each area, including ECON 251G Principles of Macroeconomics or ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics as an Area IV course. In addition, students must complete 6 total credits of Viewing a Wider World (VWW) electives.  See the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

3

Students are required to take three credits of capstone design.  The required capstone design course depends on the area of concentration as follows: C E 469 Structural Systems (structural); C E 482 Hydraulic Structures (water resources); C E 485 Design of Earth Dams (geotechnical); and ENVE 456 Environmental Engineering Design (environmental).  For the general option, students may take any one of the four capstone design courses.

Concentration: Environmental (9 credits)

Required Elective Courses
Select two from the following:6
Aquatic Chemistry3
Unit Processes/Operation of Water Treatment3
Unit Processes/ Operation of Wastewater Treatment3
Urban Water-Energy-Environment Systems3
Air Pollution Control Systems Design3
Required Capstone Design
ENVE 456Environmental Engineering Design3
Total Credits9

Concentration: General (9 credits)

Required Elective Courses
Design electives selected from Environmental, Structural, Water Resources, or Geotechnical Options (other Civil Engineering electives may be taken under General Option with approval of department head)6
Required Capstone Design
Capstone design selected from Environmental, Structural, Water Resources, or Geotechnical Options3
Total Credits9

Concentration: Geotechnical (9 credits)

Required Elective Courses
Select two from the following:6
Geohydrology3
Design of Municipal and Hazardous Waste Landfills3
Pavement Analysis and Design3
Required Capstone Design
C E 485Design of Earth Dams3
Total Credits9

Concentration: Structural (9 credits)

Required Elective Courses
C E 444Elements of Steel Design3
Select one from the following:3
Wood Design3
Masonry Design3
Advanced Design of Steel Structures (requires department head approval)3
Advanced Concrete Design (requires department head approval)3
Required Capstone Design
C E 469Structural Systems3
Total Credits9

Concentration: Water Resources (9 credits)

Required Elective Courses
Select one from the following:3
Surface Water Hydrology3
Soil and Water Conservation3
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering3
Select one from the following:3
Geohydrology3
Design of Water Wells/Pumping Systems3
Required Capstone Design
C E 482Hydraulic Structures3
Total Credits9

Recommended Freshman Year

Course Sequence
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
C E 151Introduction to Civil Engineering3
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I3
PHYS 215GLEngineering Physics I Laboratory1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
General Education Common Core3
Total Credits32