Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Goals, Objectives & Design Integration

Civil Engineering professionals plan, design, construct, and operate facilities which are essential to the quality of modern life. The Civil Engineering curriculum is based upon providing a fully-integrated design experience by beginning with introductory courses in the study of engineering history and economics, then progressing through a broad coverage of the primary areas of practice within Civil Engineering (surveying, structures, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, water resources, transportation, and environmental engineering), and finishing with a year-long capstone Civil Engineering senior design project. The goal of the Civil Engineering program is to prepare students to pursue graduate education in their specific areas of interest, to pass the Fundamental of Engineering and Professional Engineer exams in the areas of practice within Civil Engineering, and become involved in design, project planning and research.  

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
Total Credit Hours124-125
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

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

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 Elective 3
 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 4196Senior Design Project I [WI]1
Approved Civil Engineering Technical Elective #13
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
Approved Civil Engineeering Technical Elective #23
Free Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124-125

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - Temple Rome Semester Abroad Option

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
CEE 1105Surveying2
CEE 2011Civil Engineering Materials2
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
ENGR 2331 or 2931Engineering Statics3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
Semester Abroad at Temple Rome 
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 2333 or 2933Mechanics of Solids3
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ITAL 1001Italian Language I [LA]4
 Term Credit Hours13
Year 3
Fall
CEE 3211Transportation Engineering3
CEE 3331Soil Mechanics3
CEE 3332Soil Mechanics Laboratory1
CEE 3411Structural Analysis3
CEE 3412Structural Analysis Laboratory1
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
GenEd Breadth Course13
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
CEE 3048Probability, Statistics Stochastic Methods3
ENGR 3553 or 3953Mechanics of Fluids3
MEE 3506Fluids and Energy Laboratory1
CEE 3441Steel Concrete Design4
Select one of the following:3-4
Environmental Chemistry Microbiology 
Introductory Geology 
Physical Geology 
 Term Credit Hours15-16
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 4196Senior Design Project I [WI]1
Approved Civil Engineeering Technical Elective #13
CEE 3711Environmental Engineering3
CEE 3311Construction Engineering3
GenEd Breadth Course13
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
Approved Civil Engineeering Technical Elective #23
Free Elective3
GenEd Breadth Course13
GenEd Breadth Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 125-126
1

 Students participating in the College of Engineering Temple Rome semester abroad program will not be required to complete the Global/World Society General Education requirement as the abroad experience will waive the Global/World Society requirement.

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 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