Civil Engineering Four-Year Plan

Revised 05/2021

Bold: only offered in indicated semester
Italic: course pre-requisites and co-requisites (designated by &)
UD: must be admitted to the major prior to enrollment
◊: courses required for admission to this major
+: students may substitute AEM 2021 for AEM 2011. Students must then substitute one of the following options for AEM 2012: EE 2001, MatS 2001, CSci 1113, ME 3331, or Chem 2301.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • Math 1371 Calculus I (placement or pre-req) [4cr]
  • Phys 1301 Intro Physics I (&Math 1371) [4cr]
  • Chem 1065 Chem Principles I Lab (&1061) [1cr]
  • Chem 1061 Chem Principles I (placement or 1015, &1065) [3cr]
  • CEGE 1101 Intro to Civil, Environmental, & Geo-Engineering (optional) [1cr]
  • CSE 1001 First Year Experience [1cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 1372 Calculus II (1371) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1302W Intro Physics II (1301, &Math 1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1066 Chem Principles II Lab (1061/65, &1062) [1cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1062 Chem Principles II (1061/65, &1066) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 (Biol 1001 or 1009 recommended) [3 or 4cr]

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ AEM 2011 Statics + (CSE, Phys 1301, &Math 2374) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3101 Computer Applications I (CSE, Phys 1301, Math 1372) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3102 Uncertainty & Decision Analysis (Math 1372) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • Math 2373 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations (1372) [4cr]
  • AEM 3031 Deformable Body Mechanics (CSE, 2011 or 2021, Math 2374, &Math 2373) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3201 Transportation Engineering (Phys 1301, &3101, &3102) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3501 Environmental Engineering (Math 1372, Chem 1062/66, Phys 1302) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • AEM 2012 Dynamics + (CSE, 2011, &Math 2373) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3401 Linear Structural Analysis (UD, CSE, AEM 3031) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3502 Fluid Mechanics (CSE, 3101, AEM 2012 or 3031, Math 2373) [4cr]
  • CEGE 3301 Soil Mechanics I (UD, CSE, 3101, AEM 3031) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3103 Ethics & Professional Practice (UD) [1cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4 cr]

Spring Semester

  • CEGE 4401 Steel/Concrete Design (3401, &3402) [4cr]
  • CEGE 4301 Soil Mechanics II (UD, 3301) [3cr]
  • CEGE 4502 Water/Wastewater Treatment (3501 or ChEn 2001) [3cr]
  • CEGE 3402 Civil Engineering Materials (CSE, AEM 3031) [3cr]
  • CEGE Technical Elective I [3 or 4cr]

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • CEGE 4501 Hydrologic Design (3102, 3502) [4cr]
  • CEGE 4101W Project Management & Engineering Econ (UD) [3cr]
  • CEGE Technical Elective II [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective I [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • CEGE 4102W Capstone Design (4101, 4301, 4401, 4501, 4502) [4cr]
  • Technical Elective II [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective III [3 or 4cr]
  • Technical Elective IV [0 to 2cr]

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 125

Additional Information

The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of your specific degree requirements. This plan is not a contract and curriculum can change.

Applying to a major: z.umn.edu/csemajorapp

Courses required for admission to this major: Phys 1302W, Chem 1062/66, Math 2374, AEM 2011

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Department Contact Information

z.umn.edu/CEGEUGhandbook  612-625-5522 • Civil Engineering 122
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Miki Hondzo; mhondzo@umn.edu

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University Degree Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements. Requirements with an (*) will be fulfilled by taking courses at UM-TC required for this major.

Writing Requirements

University Writing:

  • Writ 1301/1401 or equivalent

Writing Intensive (WI):

  • One: Any level*
  • One: Any level
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (in major)*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (any dept.)*

Liberal Education

Cores:

  • Biological Sciences w/Lab
  • Physical Sciences w/Lab*
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Thinking*

Themes (choose 4 of 5):

  • Race, Power, and Justice in the US (required)
  • Civic Life and Ethics
  • The Environment*
  • Global Perspectives
  • Technology & Society