Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program prepares graduates for success in the world of Civil Engineering, whether in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, or beyond.  Civil Engineering is the practical application of scientific principles to construction.  Students should be good at math and science.  A high level of math is needed.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program includes science courses in physics, chemistry, geology and hydrology (the science of water and its movement).  It also includes practical sciences such as surveying, and computer graphics.  Engineering specific courses will include transport engineering (roads, airports, bridges), and construction engineering (buildings and their foundations).

Concepts from coursework in General Education contribute to students’ preparation for a professional  career by enhancing understanding of the world today and how people think and act in professional relationships.  The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program courses in Civil Engineering focus on the common body of knowledge in Civil Engineering.

Preparation for a career in today’s world requires that graduates have a broad-based education and know how to both learn and appreciate the importance of life-long learning.  Building on an understanding of the basic underpinnings of Civil Engineering, graduates are able to grasp new ideas, think analytically, communicate effectively, adapt to change, work as a member of a team, value cultural differences, demonstrate strong ethical values and a respect for the environment in order to work effectively in the world of Civil Engineering.

Career Opportunities

Civil Engineers are responsible for much of the man-made environment around us and for shaping and molding the natural world on which we construct our man-made environment.  Buildings, roads, drainage and flood control systems, man-made river banks, dams, tunnels, bridges, airports, harbors, sea-defenses, canals, and railway systems are all the work of Civil Engineers.

Civil Engineering graduates find work in government, private engineering companies, engineering consultancies and construction companies.

Program Outcomes

  • Internalizes the importance of lifelong learning
    • Ability to update skills and adapt to emerging technologies
    • Ability to plan for lifelong learning
    • Recognize, structure and assimilate new knowledge as it applies to an organization
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze data, solve problems and think critically
    • Demonstrates ability to see the ‘big picture’ and the interrelationships that exist among factors affecting an outcome
    • Able to analyze situations, including ‘status quo’ and demonstrate ability to adapt to change
    • Able to gather, organize and analyze relevant data for decision making and demonstrates ability to take decisions
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively
    • Evidences effective oral communications skills
    • Evidences effective writing skills
    • Able to produce technical report
    • Able to make effective presentations
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior, social responsibility and cultural diversity within the modern career environment
    • Demonstrates ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
    • Evidences a commitment to corporate social responsibility
    • Demonstrates personal and organizational integrity as a part of ethical behavior
  • Demonstrate the ability to think scientifically
    • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of the fundamental sciences of chemistry, and physics and of math and the practical sciences relevant to Civil Engineering
    • Shows the ability to create and conduct meaningful experiments, to analyze data and to report the results in the areas of hydrology, materials, geotechnics, engineering design, and environmental impacts.
  • Able to manage Engineering projects
    • Shows the ability to design a Civil Engineering project to meet technical, environmental, safety and cost specifications
    • Demonstrates successful working in a team, including multi-disciplinary teams, both at the design and on-site implementation stages of a project.
    • Shows the capacity to identify, formulate, and/or solve civil engineering problems

The major consists of 73 units plus 15 units for Electives.  With general education, a minimum of 128 units is required.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
This is a dual degree program with the University of Arizona (UA) .  The UA award is Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Program Structure
Required Total Credits (128)
General Education
Civil Engineering Major
General Education Courses (Required: 40 credits)
Students select courses from the list of General Education courses under General Education / Liberal Studies Requirement section of the Catalogue.  GEOS 251, PHYS 141, PHYS 241, and CHEM 151 are required courses for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering dual degree with  UA.
Civil Engineering Major Courses (Required: 73 credits)
Course Code   Course Name
CE 210Engineering Graphics (CAD)
CE 214Statics
CE 215Mechanics of Solids
CE 218Mechanics of Fluids
CE 251Elementary Surveying
CE 260Computer Programming in Civil Engineering
CE 301Engineering Communications
CE 303Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers
CE 310Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering
CE 323Hydraulic Engineering and Design
CE 333Elementary Structural Analysis
CE 334Structural Design in Steel OR Technical Elective
CE 335Structural Design in Concrete OR Technical Elective
CE 343Soil Mechanics
CE 363Transport Engineering and Pavement Design
CE 381Construction Eng. Management
CE 408AIssues in Civil Engineering Practice
CE 408BCivil Engineering Senior Capstone Design
CE 440Foundation Engineering
ENGR 102A/102B/102Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 211IEngineering Science Module – Dynamics
ENGR 211PEngineering Science Module – Engineering Economics
MATH 122A/B OR 125Calculus I with Engineering Applications
MATH 129Calculus II
MATH 223Vector Calculus
MATH 254Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations
SMNR 101EEngineering Seminar
Minor / Electives (Required: 15 Credits)  (See Note 1, 2 & 3)
EC ELEC 1 (Lab)CE Lab Elective 1
CE ELEC 2 (Lab)CE Lab Elective 2
CE ELEC 3 (Lab)CE Lab Elective 3
CE ELEC 4 (Technical)CE Technical Elective 1
CE ELEC 5 (Technical)CE Technical Elective 2
CE ELEC 6 (Technical)CE Technical Elective 3
CE ELEC 7 (Technical)CE Technical Elective 4
Note 1:  Minors are not applicable for the Civil Engineering program.
Note 2:  Elective lists are available from the  Office of the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs for students enrolled in the dual degree.
Note 3:  Students enrolled in the dual degree with the University of Arizona are required to complete all 7 elective courses.