Civil Engineering Degree

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Requirements (48 units)

Core courses (32 units)1 

Course Title
4 mathematics courses
4 engineering analysis and computer proficiency courses
4 units of basic science:
PHYSICS 135-2General Physics
CHEM 131-0General Chemistry 1
or CHEM 151-0 Accelerated General Chemistry 1
or CHEM 171-0 Advanced General Inorganic Chemistry
1 unit in biological sciences, or
CIV_ENV 203-0Earth in the Anthropocene
or EARTH 201-0 Earth Systems Revealed
or EARTH 202-0 Earth's Interior
1 additional unit in biological sciences, chemistry, or physics, or
Earth Systems Revealed
Earth's Interior
Earth in the Anthropocene
3 design and communications courses
5 basic engineering courses:
CIV_ENV 216-0Mechanics of Materials I
MECH_ENG 241-0Fluid Mechanics I
MECH_ENG 222-0Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics - I
or BMD_ENG 250-0 Thermodynamics
or CHEM_ENG 211-0 Thermodynamics
CIV_ENV 306-0Uncertainty Analysis
CIV_ENV 304-0Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Analysis
7 social sciences/humanities courses
5 unrestricted electives
1 unit of unrestricted electives is from Chemistry lab, PHYSICS 136-2, and CIV_ENV 301-1

Major Program (16 units)1 

Course Title
2 Basic Courses: choose 2 from below
CIV_ENV 220-0Structural Art
CIV_ENV 201-0Engineering Possibilities: Decision Science in the Age of Smart Technologies
CIV_ENV 202-0Biological and Ecological Principles
4 Civil Engineering Breadth
CIV_ENV 221-0Theory of Structures I
CIV_ENV 250-0Earth Surface Engineering
CIV_ENV 260-0Environmental Systems and Processes
CIV_ENV 371-0Introduction to Transportation Planning and Analysis
or CIV_ENV 376-0 Transportation System Operations
4 Focus Areas 2,3
Architectural Engineering & Design
1 Capstone Design 4
CIV_ENV 382-1Capstone Design I
CIV_ENV 382-2Capstone Design II
5 Technical Electives 5
Professional Development 6
CIV_ENV 301-1Professional Development Seminar I