Civil Engineering (Structural) - 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 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 Microeconomics Principles
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 1521GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II4
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 100GIntroduction to Engineering3
ENGR 233Engineering Mechanics I3
ENGR 234Engineering Mechanics II3
E T 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals3
SUR 222Plane Surveying3
or DRFT 222 Surveying Fundamentals
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
Elective Courses 4
C E 444Elements of Steel Design3
Choose one from the following:3
Wood Design3
Advanced Design of Steel Structures3
Advanced Concrete Design3
Capstone Design
C E 469Structural Systems3
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 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
MATH 1511G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1, 2 4
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
ENGR 100G Introduction to Engineering 3 3
 Credits15
Spring
MATH 1521G Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1 4
C E 151 Introduction to Civil Engineering 3 3
PHYS 1310G
PHYS 1310L
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab 1
4
GEOL 1110G Physical Geology 3 4
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
MATH 2530G Calculus III 1 3
ENGR 233 Engineering Mechanics I 1 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 1 3
E T 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 1 3
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
MATH 392 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 1 3
C E 301 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
ENGR 234 Engineering Mechanics II 4 3
C E 256
256 L
Environmental Engineering and Science
and Environmental Science Laboratory 3
4
SUR 222
Plane Surveying 3
or Surveying Fundamentals
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
PHYS 1320G
PHYS 1320L
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab 1
4
ECON 2110G
Macroeconomic Principles 1
or Microeconomics Principles
3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
C E 445 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 3
C E 477 Engineering Economics and Construction Management 6 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 1, 7 3
Choose one from the following: 3,8 3
Wood Design  
Advanced Design of Steel Structures  
Advanced Concrete Design  
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 1,5 3
 Credits15
Spring
C E 444 Elements of Steel Design 9 3
C E 469 Structural Systems 3
C E 457 Foundation Design 9 3
C E 471 Transportation Engineering 9 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 1, 7 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits124