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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Teach Out)

Program Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE: AUPP is not accepting new applicants for the Civil Engineering program.

This is a dual degree only program with the University of Arizona (UA).  The UA award is Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

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 riverbanks, 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.

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering

Program Structure
Required Total Credits (128)
General Education
Civil Engineering Major

Students select courses from the list of General Education courses in the catalog. CHEM 151 is a required GE course.

Click here for more information about the General Education courses

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CE 102AIntroduction to Civil Engineering Lecture Series1
CE 210Engineering Graphics (CAD)1
CE 214Statistics3
CE 215Mechanics of Solids3
CE 218Mechanics of Fluids3
CE 251Elementary Surveying3
CE 260Computer Programming in Civil Engineering1
CE 301Engineering Communications3
CE 303Numerical Analysis for Civil Engineers3
CE 310Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering3
CE 323Hydraulic Engineering and Design4
CE 333Elementary Structural Analysis3
CE 343Soil Mechanics3
CE 363Transport Engineering and Pavement Design4
CE 381Construction Engineering Management3
CE 408AIssues in Civil Engineering Practice3
CE 408BCivil Engineering Senior Capstone Design3
CE 440Foundation Engineering3
ENGR102BIntroduction to Engineering Lab2
ENGR 211IEngineering Science Module – Dynamics1
ENGR 211PEngineering Science Module – Engineering Economics1
GEOS 251Physical Geology4
INTS 400Internship3
MATH 125Calculus I with Engineering Applications3
MATH 129Calculus II3
MATH 223Vector Calculus4
MATH 254Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 141Introductory Mechanics4
PHYS 241Introductory Electricity and Magnetism4

The list of technical electives varies each year. The list is available from the VPASA office.

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CE 334Structural Design in Steel3
CE 335Structural Design in Concrete3
CE 370REnvironmental and Water Engineering3
CE 402Introduction to Finite Element Methods3
CE 435Prestressed Concrete Structures3
CE 468Urban Transportation and Planning3


  • Minors are not applicable for the Civil Engineering program.
  • Senior students enrolled in the dual degree program may obtain the Technical Elective course list from the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs.