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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (130 units)

Mission

The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to prepare students to succeed in the civil engineering profession by providing them with essential technical tools and skills and to promote the need for lifelong learning.

Educational Objectives

The Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives are to produce graduates, who after entering the civil engineering practice will:

  • 1. Apply knowledge of fundamental science and engineering principles and design to the solution of complex engineering projects.
  • 2. Pursue lifelong learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in civil engineering or other related fields.
  • 3. Progress to professional registration and continue to develop professionally.
  • 4. Progress to leadership or management in engineering.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following:

  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination . (Credit in Chem 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. (Recommended for students who intend to pursue careers in science or engineering).
  • CE 101 Intro CE & Construction Engr Management (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • CE 130 Surveying and Mapping (1)
    Corequisites: CE 130L and MAE 172 or CEM 121.
  • CE 130L Surveying and Mapping Laboratory (1)
    Corequisite: CE 130.
  • CE 200 Materials for Civil Engineering (2)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and PHYS 151 all with a grade of "C" or better; consent of department undergraduate advisor.
  • CE 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
  • CE 206 Computer Programming & CE Applications I (2)
    Prerequisites: MATH 122, PHYS 151 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • ENGR 101 Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 122.
  • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113, or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 117.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 123 or 222.
  • MAE 172 Engineering Design Graphics (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.

Take one of the following:

  • BIOL 200 General Biology (4)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • MICR 200 Microbiology for Health Professionals (4)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A or 140 with a grade of "C" or better and GE Foundation requirements.

Take 4 units of the following:

  • EE 210 Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: MATH 123, EE 210L.
  • EE 210L Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)
    Corequisite: EE 210.
  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:

  • CE 335 Fluid Mechanics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224 and C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CE 345 Geotechnical Engineering I (3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Department Undergraduate Advisor.
    Corequisites: MAE 373; GEOL 370.
  • CE 346 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CE 345.
  • CE 359 Structural Analysis I (3)
    Prerequisite: MAE 373 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CE 364 Environmental Engineering (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, BIOL 200/MICR 200 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 335.
  • CE 406 Cost Engineering and Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CE 407 Probability & Statistics in Civil Engineering (2)
    Prerequisites: CE 206 and MATH 224 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CE 426 Transportation Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CE 406.
  • CE 437 Engineering Hydraulics (3)
    Prerequisites: C E 335, MATH 370A all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CE 459 Reinforced Concrete Design I (3)
    Prerequisites: C E 200 and 359 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CE 481 Professional Practice in Civil Engineering (1)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing.
  • CE 490 Senior Design Project (3)
    Prerequisite: CE 459; completion of all 300-level engineering courses for the civil engineering major all with a grade of "C" or better and consent of department undergraduate advisor.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 426, 437. Normally taken in the last year of the undergraduate program.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • GEOL 370 Geology for Engineers (2)
    Prerequisites: MAE 172, CE 130.
  • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123. Not open to Freshmen.
  • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151 or equivalent, and CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 371 Analytical Mechanics II (Dynamics) (3)
    Prerequisites: CE 205, MAE 205 or CE 206 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 373 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
    Prerequisite: CE 205 with a grade of "C" or better.

Take six units of technical design electives from:

  • CE 427, 428, 438/438L, 445, 455, 456, 457, 466, 495

Take two laboratories from:

  • CE 326, 336, 365, 454, MAE 374

Take three units of technical electives from:

  • CE 429/429L, 435, 439, 446, 458,464.

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in the required courses below:

  • CHEM 111A, MATH 122, 123, 224, 370A, BIOL 200, MICR 200, PHYS 151, ECON 300, MAE 172, MAE 373, CE 130, 130L, 200, 205, 206, 335, 345, 359, 406, 459 and 490.
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