Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14

Majors

Civil Engineering (ECE)

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)

8 Semester Plan

131 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 14.0801

College of Engineering

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Major Description

Civil engineers will be entrusted by society to create a sustainable world and enhance the global quality of life. Civil engineers will serve as master: planners, designers, constructors, and operators of society’s economic and social engine, the built environment (i.e., infrastructure); innovators and integrators of ideas and technology across the public, private, and academic sectors; managers of risk and uncertainty caused by natural events, accidents, and other threats; stewards of the natural environment and its resources; and, leaders in discussions and decisions shaping public environmental and infrastructure policy.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university's entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Students should complete the prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade.

Students qualify for direct entry to their intended department if they have completed the following courses at a Florida College System institution or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all of the other admissions requirements of the University and College.

Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

The following are transferable courses from a Florida College System institution that will be accepted in the Math/Science/Engineering areas:

Mathematics:

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I MAC X311 or MAC X281
MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II MAC X312 or MAC X282
MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III MAC X313 or MAC X283
MAP 2302 Differential Equations MAP X302 or MAP X305

Natural Sciences:

Courses at USF Courses at a Florida College System Institution
CHM 2045/CHM 2045L General Chemistry I with Lab CHM X045/X045L or CHM X045C or
CHS 2440/2440L General Chemistry for Engineers with lab CHS X440/X440L
PHY 2048/2048L General Physics I - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X048/X048L or PHY X048C
PHY 2049/2049L General Physics II - Calculus Based with Lab PHY X049/X049L or PHY X049C

Please be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university, as well as the qualitative standards required.

Total Major Hours: 113 Hours

Major Core Courses - 98 Hours

Civil Engineering Track AND CAPSTONE DESIGN Requirements

Civil Engineering students take one of the 3 tracks next listed:

Structures/Materials/Geotechnical Track

  • CES 4702 Concepts of Concrete Design
  • CES 4605 Concepts of Steel Design
  • CGN 4851 Concrete Construction Materials
  • CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II or TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II
  • XXX XXXX Technical Elective
  • CES 4750 Capstone Structures/Materials/Geotechnical Design

Geotechnical/Transportation Track

  • CGN 4851 Concrete Construction Materials
  • CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II
  • TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II
  • XXX XXXX Technical Elective
  • XXX XXXX Technical Elective
  • CEG 4850 Capstone Geotechnical/Transportation Design

Environmental/Water Resources Track

  • ENV 4417 Water Quality and Treatment
  • CWR 4540 Water Resources Engineering I
  • CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II or TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II
  • XXX XXXX Technical Elective
  • XXX XXXX Technical Elective
  • CWR 4812 Capstone Water Resources/Environmental Design

Major Elective Courses - 15 Hours

  • 15 hours of Department Upper-Level Electives (CE Concentration Elective)

The Program supports the following technical elective courses:

**Please see academic advisor for selected special topics courses.

Research Opportunities

The Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students program in the USF College of Engineering offers undergraduate students an opportunity to directly participate in state-of-the-art research. Graduate students and professors serve as research partners and mentors as undergraduate research assistants participate in the scientific process and gain relevant experience.

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