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The objectives of the bachelor of science in civil engineering program are to produce graduates who:
- are able to perform the technical analyses and design tasks of entry-level civil engineers
- can successfully work toward professional engineering licensure
- communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- understand the importance of leadership skills, team building and ethical practice
- value lifelong learning and improvement through graduate degrees or professional study
- appreciate the importance of community involvement and social contribution civil engineers are dedicated to improving our living environment
Civil engineering offers an interesting and challenging career in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and urban infrastructure; in transportation systems, including highways, airports, rapid transit lines, railroads, and harbor facilities; in the development of water resources, including reservoirs for storage, canals for irrigation, dams for power generation, stormwater management for drainage, groundwater recharge for contamination prevention, wastewater treatment for environmental protection, and water purification for drinking purposes; in the construction industry; including foundations, bridges, concrete and steel structures, in problems concerned with environmental preservation; and in the sustainable development of cities. In preparing for work in such a broad field, the civil engineering student studies mathematics, basic science, communication, social science and humanities, engineering science and civil engineering design. CU Denver's civil engineering graduates usually find their first professional employment with consulting engineering firms, government agencies and various industries.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver General Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Core Curriculum
- College of Engineering, Design and Computing Graduation Requirements
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- Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all courses applying to major requirements.
- Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in all CVEN courses attempted.
|CVEN 1025||Civil Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Design||3|
|CVEN 1067||Introduction to Civil Engineering||1|
|ENGR 1100||Fundamentals of Computational Innovation||3|
|or IWKS 2300||Fundamentals of Computational Innovation|
|ENGR 1200||Fundamentals of Engineering Design Innovation||3|
|CEMT 2100||Construction Management Fundamentals||3|
|CVEN 2121||Analytical Mechanics I||3|
|CVEN 2214||Surveying for Engineering||1-2|
|or CVEN 2212||Surveying for Construction and Engineering|
|CVEN 3111||Analytical Mechanics II||3|
|CVEN 3121||Mechanics of Materials||3|
|CVEN 3141||Introduction to Structural Materials||2|
|CVEN 3200||Computational Methods for Civil Engineers||3|
|CVEN 3313||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|CVEN 3323||Hydrosystems Engineering||3|
|CVEN 3401||Introduction to Environmental Engineering||3|
|CVEN 3505||Structural Analysis||3|
|CVEN 3602||Transportation Engineering||3|
|CVEN 3718||Geotechnical Engineering I||3|
|CVEN 4000||Senior Seminar||0|
|CVEN 4067||Senior Design Projects||3|
|Select four of the following:||12|
|Pipe Network and Sewer Design|
|Storm Water System Design|
|Timber Structure Design|
|Structural Steel Design|
|Reinforced Concrete Design|
|Design of Prestressed Concrete|
|Design of Composite Structures|
|Intermediate Foundation Engineering|
|Highway Bridge Design|
|Advanced Topics in Structural Steel Design|
|Advanced Topics in Reinforced Concrete|
|MATH 1401||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 2411||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 2421||Calculus III||4|
& MATH 3200
|Applied Linear Algebra|
and Elementary Differential Equations
|or MATH 3195||Linear Algebra and Differential Equations|
|CVEN 3611||Engineering Statistics||3|
|or MATH 3800||Probability and Statistics for Engineers|
|ENGR 1130||Chemistry for Engineers||5|
|PHYS 2311||General Physics I: Calculus-Based||4|
|PHYS 2321||Intro Experimental Phys Lab I||1|
|PHYS 2331||General Physics II: Calculus-Based||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Autocad Civil 3d & Advanced Civil Engineering Graphics|
|Select three elective courses 1||9|
|CU Denver Core Curriculum|
|Select 24 Credits||24|
Any 4000-level or higher CVEN or CEMT courses. Other math, science or engineering courses may be allowed with advisor approval.
Up to two 5000-level CVEN courses taken at CU Denver for the bachelor of science in civil engineering can be applied to a CU Denver civil engineering master's degree if relevant to the student's master's degree emphasis as determined by the students master's degree advisor.
To review the Degree Map for this program, please visit our website.