Civil Engineering (General) - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Requirements (124 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.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 124 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
Oral Communications
COMM 265GPrinciples of Human Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
PHYS 215G
215GL
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
4
ECON 251GPrinciples of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 252G Principles of Microeconomics
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement )4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
Natural Science
GEOL 111GIntroductory Geology4
PHYS 216G
216GL
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
4
Technical
ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering3
DRFT 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
DRFT 222Surveying Fundamentals (DACC)3
or SUR 222 Plane Surveying
Civil Engineering
C E 151Introduction to Civil Engineering3
C E 233Mechanics-Statics3
C E 234Mechanics-Dynamics3
or M E 234 Mechanics-Dynamics
C E 256
256 L
Environmental Engineering and Science
and Environmental Science Laboratory
4
C E 301Mechanics of Materials3
C E 311Civil Engineering Materials3
C E 315Structural Analysis4
C E 331
331 L
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
and Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory
4
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
Elective Courses 4
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
Capstone design selected from Environmental, Structural, Water Resources, or Geotechnical Options 5
Choose one from the following:3
Structural Systems3
Hydraulic Structures3
Design of Earth Dams3
Environmental Engineering Design3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1240
Total Credits124

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1, 2 4
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 3 3
CHEM 111G General Chemistry I 1 4
ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition 1 4
 Credits15
Spring
MATH 192G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1 4
C E 151 Introduction to Civil Engineering 3 3
PHYS 215G
215GL
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory 1
4
DRFT 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 1 3
 Credits14
Second Year
Fall
MATH 291G Calculus and Analytic Geometry III 1 3
C E 233 Mechanics-Statics 1 3
ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication 1 3
GEOL 111G Introductory Geology 3 4
DRFT 222
Surveying Fundamentals (DACC) 3
or Plane Surveying
3
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1 3
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
C E 234 Mechanics-Dynamics 4 3
C E 256
256 L
Environmental Engineering and Science
and Environmental Science Laboratory 3
4
COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication 1 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
Area V: Humanities 1, 5 3
C E 356 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 3 3
C E 315 Structural Analysis 3 4
C E 331
331 L
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
and Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Laboratory 3
4
C E 357 Soil Mechanics 3 3
 Credits17
Spring
C E 311 Civil Engineering Materials 3 3
C E 382 Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering 3 3
STAT 371 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I 3 3
ECON 251G
Principles of Macroeconomics 1
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
PHYS 216G
216GL
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory 1
4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
C E 445 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 3
C E 477 Engineering Economics and Construction Management 6 3
Select an elective course from: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, or Water Resources Concentrations (requires approval of Department Head) 3, 7 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 1, 8 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 1,5 3
 Credits15
Spring
Select an elective course from: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, or Water Resources Concentrations (requires approval of Department Head) 3, 7 3
Select a capstone design course from: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, or Water Resources Concentrations (requires approval of Department Head) 3
C E 457 Foundation Design 9 3
C E 471 Transportation Engineering 9 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 1, 8 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits124