Civil Engineering - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Requirements (126 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 the following: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 126 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements or elective credits, but may be needed for enrollment in the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Oral Communications
COMM 1115GIntroduction to Communication3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1511GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I 24
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
PHYS 1310G
PHYS 1310L
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
ECON 2110GMacroeconomic Principles3
or ECON 2120G Principles of Microeconomics
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II (Departmental/College Requirement )4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
Mathematics
MATH 2530GCalculus III3
MATH 392Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
STAT 371Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I3
Natural Science
GEOL 1110GPhysical Geology4
PHYS 1320G
PHYS 1320L
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
Technical
ENGR 190Introduction to Engineering Mathematics4
ENGR 233Engineering Mechanics I3
ENGR 234Engineering Mechanics II3
E T 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
SUR 222Introduction to Geomatics3
Civil Engineering
C E 151Introduction to Civil Engineering3
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
C E 497Senior Seminar1
Elective Courses
Choose two from the following:6
Groundwater, Wells & Pumps3
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering3
Elements of Steel Design3
Geohydrology3-4
Wood Design3
Design of Municipal and Hazardous Waste Landfills3
Pavement Analysis and Design3
Surface Water Hydrology3
Advanced Design of Steel Structures3
Advanced Concrete Design3
Aquatic Chemistry3
Unit Processes/Operation of Water Treatment3
Unit Processes/Operation of Wastewater Treatment3
Air Pollution Control Systems Design3
Capstone Design Course
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 1260
Total Credits126
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is required for the degree but students may need to complete prerequisite(s) prior to enrolling in this course depending on math placement.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and ENGL 1110G Composition I. 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
C E 151 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1 3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 2 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I 2 4
ENGR 190 Introduction to Engineering Mathematics 3 4
 Credits15
Spring
E T 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 4 3
GEOL 1110G Physical Geology 3 4
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 2, 5 4
PHYS 1310G
PHYS 1310L
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab 2
4
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 2 3
ECON 2110G
Macroeconomic Principles 2
or Principles of Microeconomics
3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 2 3
ENGR 233 Engineering Mechanics I 2 3
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 2 4
 Credits16
Spring
C E 256
256 L
Environmental Engineering and Science
and Environmental Science Laboratory 3
4
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 2 3
ENGR 234 Engineering Mechanics II 2 3
MATH 2530G Calculus III 2 3
SUR 222 Introduction to Geomatics 3 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
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 356 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering 3 3
STAT 371 Statistics for Engineers and Scientists I 3 3
Select a General Education Area V (Humanities) Course 1, 5 3
 Credits17
Spring
C E 311 Civil Engineering Materials 3 3
C E 357 Soil Mechanics 3 3
C E 382 Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering 3 3
PHYS 1320G
PHYS 1320L
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab 2
4
Select a General Education Area VI (Creative and Fine Arts) Course 1, 6 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
C E 445 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 3
C E 477 Engineering Economics and Construction Management 7 3
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 2 3
Select a A EN, C E, or ENVE Elective Course 3, 8 3
Select a Viewing a Wider World (VWW) Course 1, 9 3
 Credits15
Spring
C E 457 Foundation Design 10 3
C E 471 Transportation Engineering 10 3
C E 497 Senior Seminar 3 1
Select a A EN, C E, or ENVE Elective Course 3, 8 3
Select a Capstone Design Course 3, 8 3
Select a Viewing a Wider World (VWW) Course 1, 9 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits126
1

Courses are typically taught in the Fall semester.

2

Courses are typically taught in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

3

Courses are typically taught in the Fall and Spring semesters.

4

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog to see a full list of courses.

5

Math Placement: MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I is the starting Math course for the degree but students may need to complete any prerequisites prior to enrolling in this course depending on math placement.

6

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

7

Courses are typically taught in the Fall and Summer semesters.

8

See your advisor for more detailed information about selecting elective courses that are approved to fulfill this requirement.

9

Courses are typically taught in the Spring semester.