Aug 14, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Civil Engineering, B.S.C.E.

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Professor Joseph Owino, Head

Program Mission:

The mission of Civil Engineering Program is to educate civil engineering students for professional practice or further study, contribute to the body of knowledge in civil engineering education, and create a supportive environment that enables students and faculty to achieve their best.

Program Educational Objectives:

In support of this mission, the civil engineering program prepares students to

  • achieve success within the civil engineering discipline that includes both professional and intellectual growth and development,
  • demonstrate professional competence through continuing education and/or advanced degrees, and
  • be effective and positively contributing members within their professional, local, and global societies.
Program Student Outcomes:

In support of the program education objectives, each chemical engineering graduate from UTC will have demonstrated prior to graduation:

     a.  An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
     b.  An ability to design & conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
     c.  An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
     d.  An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
     e.  An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
     f.  An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
     g.  An ability to communicate effectively
     h.  The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
     i.  A recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning
     j.  A knowledge of contemporary issues
     k.  An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

The civil engineering program curriculum provides an opportunity to obtain a firm foundation in engineering science and develops the techniques of analysis and design which are basic for the successful practitioner. Emphasis is placed on developing problem-solving skills. The students’ experiences culminate in a year-long civil engineering team project supported by industry.

The civil engineering program faculty have degrees in civil engineering and is committed to delivering a civil engineering curriculum that has strong emphasis on engineering analysis and utilization of modern engineering tools.

Degree and Accreditation:

Civil Engineering program graduates obtain a B.S.C.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.

General Education

(see Certified General Education Courses  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Writing: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and writing

Fine Arts and Humanities: (6 hours)

  • Complete one approved course in two different subcategories

Historical Understanding (3 hours)

Literature (3 hours)

Thought, Values and Beliefs (3 hours)

Visual and Performing Arts (3 hours)

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

  • Two approved behavioral or social science courses
    (  and   recommended)

Non-Western Culture: (3 hours)

  • One approved non-western culture course

Program and Related Courses

Additional Information and Notes

128 hours (138 for co-op graduates).

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

2.0 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

*Also satisfies requirement in the major.

#Also satisfies a general education requirement.

ClearPath for Advising

The ClearPath for Advising guides provide students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath for Advising guides also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree.  Your ClearPath is available through the Center for Advisement website at

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