Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering

This is a dual degree only.  Students follow a track leading to a BSc in Civil Engineering with AUPP and a BSc in Civil Engineering with the University of Arizona.

Program Description

The 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 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 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

  1. Goal One: Internalizes the importance of lifelong learning

1.1  Ability to update skills and adapt to emerging technologies

1.2  Ability to plan for lifelong learning

1.3  Recognize, structure and assimilate new knowledge as it applies to an organization

2. Goal Two: Demonstrates ability to analyze data, solve problems and think critically

2.1  Demonstrates ability to see the ‘big picture’ and the interrelationships that exist among factors affecting an outcome

2.2  Able to analyze situations, including ‘status quo’ and demonstrate ability to adapt to change

2.3  Able to gather, organize and analyze relevant data for decision making and demonstrates ability to take decisions

  1. Goal Three: Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively

3.1  Evidences effective oral communications skills

3.2  Evidences effective writing skills

3.3  Able to produce technical report

3.4  Able to make effective presentations

  1. Goal Four: Demonstrates ethical behavior, social responsibility and cultural diversity within the modern career environment

4.1  Demonstrates ability to work in a multi-cultural setting

4.2  Evidences a commitment to corporate social responsibility

4.3  Demonstrates personal and organizational integrity as a part of ethical behavior

  1. Goal Five: Demonstrate the ability to think scientifically

5.1  Demonstrates a strong knowledge of the fundamental sciences of chemistry, and physics and of math and the practical sciences relevant to Civil Engineering

5.2  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.

  1. Goal Six: Able to manage Engineering projects

6.1  Shows the ability to design a Civil Engineering project to meet technical, environmental, safety and cost specifications

6.2  Demonstrates successful working in a team, including multi-disciplinary teams, both at the design and on-site implementation stages of a project.

6.3  Shows the capacity to identify, formulate, and/or solve civil engineering problems

Civil Engineering Major Courses

The courses below are listed in the UA catalog at the time of publication of this catalog for information only.   It is the responsibility of the students to confirm the exact course list with the University of Arizona.
Course Code Course Name Credit
CE 210 Engineering Graphics (CAD) 1
CE 214 Statics 3
CE 215 Mechanics of Solids 3
CE 218 Mechanics of Fluids 3
CE 251 Elementary Surveying 3
CE 260 Computer Programming in Civil Engineering 1
CE 301 Engineering Communications 3
CE 303 Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers 3
CE 310 Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering 3
CE 323 Hydraulic Engineering and Design 4
CE 333 Elementary Structural Analysis 3
CE 334 Structural Design in Steel OR Technical Elective 3
CE 335 Structural Design in Concrete OR Technical Elective 3
CE 343 Soil Mechanics 3
CE 363 Transport Engineering and Pavement Design 4
CE 381 Construction Eng. Management 3
CE 408A Issues in Civil Engineering Practice 3
CE 408B Civil Engineering Senior Capstone Design 3
CE 440 Foundation Engineering 3
ENGR 102A/102B/102 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGR 211 Engineering Science Module – Dynamics 1
ENGR 211P Engineering Science Module – Engineering Economics 1
MATH 122A/B OR 125 Calculus I with Engineering Applications 3/5
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
SMNR 101E Engineering Seminar 3
Minor / Electives (Required: 15 Credits)  (See Note 1, 2 & 3)
CE ELEC 1 (Lab) CE Lab Elective 1 1
CE ELEC 2 (Lab) CE Lab Elective 2 1
CE ELEC 3 (Lab) CE Lab Elective 3 1
CE ELEC 4 (Technical) CE Technical Elective 1 3
CE ELEC 5 (Technical) CE Technical Elective 2 3
CE ELEC 6 (Technical) CE Technical Elective 3 3
CE ELEC 7 (Technical) CE Technical Elective 4 3
Note 1 Minors are not applicable for the Civil Engineering program.
Note 2 Senior students enrolled in the dual degree program may obtain the Elective course list from the University of Arizona Civil Engineering Department.
Note 3 Students enrolled in the dual degree with the University of Arizona are required to complete all 7 elective courses.
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