Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Co-op

Cooperative Education Program

A Cooperative Education (Co-Op) is an optional program available at the College of Engineering where you have the opportunity to gain professional work experience before graduation. It is designed to give you the chance to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom to real life problems. You will be exposed to the latest technology and new ideas at a work site helping you understand your field of work more extensively. During the Co-Op, you will make valuable connections with professionals in your field. A cooperative education can enhance and strengthen you academically, professionally and personally.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are: 

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I1
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department Requirements

Foundation Science & Math Courses
MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
or PHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I3
or IH 0951 Honors Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I
IH 0852Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II3
or IH 0952 Honors Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (The Arts)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
Required Civil Engineering Courses
CEE 1105Surveying2
CEE 2011Civil Engineering Materials2
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods3
CEE 3211Transportation Engineering3
CEE 3311Construction Engineering3
CEE 3331Soil Mechanics3
CEE 3332Soil Mechanics Laboratory1
CEE 3411Structural Analysis3
CEE 3412Structural Analysis Laboratory1
CEE 3441Steel & Concrete Design4
CEE 3711Environmental Engineering3
CEE Approved Technical Electives6
Free Electives 6
Additional Science Requirement
Select one of the following:3-4
Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology
Introductory Geology
Physical Geology
Required Non Civil Engineering Courses
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
ENGR 2196Technical Communication (WI)3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 2331Engineering Statics 13
or ENGR 2931 Honors Engineering Statics
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics 13
ENGR 2333Mechanics of Solids 13
or ENGR 2933 Honors Mechanics of Solids
ENGR 3553Mechanics of Fluids 13
or ENGR 3953 Honors Mechanics of Fluids
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I (WI) 21
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II (WI) 23
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
MEE 3506Fluids and Energy Laboratory1
Cooperative Education
ENGR 2181Co-Op Work Experience I3
ENGR 3181Co-Op Work Experience II3
Total Credit Hours130-131
1

Course must be passed with a C- or better.

2

Senior Design topic must be approved by the chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

Suggested Academic Plan

Below is the five-year academic plan for the Co-Op program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. The minimum requirement for graduation is 130 semester hours.

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different. 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with Cooperative Education

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering Engineering Technology3
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
PHYS 1061 or 1961Elementary Classical Physics I4
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
CEE 1105Surveying2
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
ENGR 2331 or 2931Engineering Statics3
CEE 2011Civil Engineering Materials2
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 2333 or 2933Mechanics of Solids3
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
ENGR 3553 or 3953Mechanics of Fluids3
CEE 3331Soil Mechanics3
CEE 3332Soil Mechanics Laboratory1
CEE 3411Structural Analysis3
CEE 3412Structural Analysis Laboratory1
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics Stochastic Methods3
CEE 3211Transportation Engineering3
CEE 3441Steel Concrete Design4
MEE 3506Fluids and Energy Laboratory1
Select one of the following:3-4
Environmental Chemistry Microbiology 
Introductory Geology 
Physical Geology 
 Term Credit Hours15-16
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 2181Co-Op Work Experience I3
 Term Credit Hours3
Spring
ENGR 3181Co-Op Work Experience II3
 Term Credit Hours3
Year 5
Fall
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I [WI]1
Approved Civil Engineering Technical Elective3
CEE 3711Environmental Engineering3
CEE 3311Construction Engineering3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
Free Elective3
Approved Civil Engineering Technical Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 130-131

Approved Civil Engineering Technical Electives

CEE 3334Structural Design of Pavements3
CEE 3611Hydraulic Engineering3
CEE 4211Bridge Engineering3
CEE 4221Intelligent Transportation Systems3
CEE 4231Airport Engineering3
CEE 4244Introduction to Geosynthetics3
CEE 4301Construction Administration3
CEE 4302Engineering Project Management3
CEE 4303Construction Financial Management3
CEE 4312Construction Equipment Management3
CEE 4321Geotechnical Engineering3
CEE 4421Structural Dynamics3
CEE 4431Behavior and Design of Steel Structures3
CEE 4432Behavior and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures3
CEE 4433Behavior and Design of Masonry Structures3
CEE 4445Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design3
CEE 4531Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Footprinting3
CEE 4623Contaminant Dynamics in Urban Streams3
CEE 4631Environmental Hydrology3
CEE 4641Urban Streams and Stormwater Management3
CEE 4711Air Pollution Control System3
CEE 4721Water and Wastewater Systems Design3
CEE 4731Solid & Hazardous Waste Management3
CEE 4811Advanced Soil Mechanics3
CEE 4821Foundation Engineering3
CEE 4822Earth Retaining Systems3
CEE 4823Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering3
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3