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Program Information

College: Engineering
Degree: Bachelor of Science
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Construct your success.

Use the latest technology to plan, design and construct buildings, homes, power plants, bridges, dams and other structures. The civil engineering major is a broad-based program emphasizing structural analysis and design, geotechnical design, construction/transportation, hydraulics and water resources, and environmental engineering.

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Description of Major 
Civil engineers have a primary role in creating the “built environment” and in protecting the “natural environment.” They plan, design, construct, and operate buildings, highways, airports, pipelines, bridges, dams and levees, irrigation works, water supply systems, wastewater treatment system, and various other components of the built environment. The scope of civil engineering also includes responsibilities for environmental and social impacts, which have taken on greater importance as our society has learned to articulate its concerns about urban problems, environmental quality, energy, and improvement of the quality of life. Civil Engineering emphasizes all aspects of civil engineering practice including structural analysis/design, geotechnical, transportation, hydraulics, hydrology, water resources, and the management of all waste streams.

Environmental Engineering: Environmental Engineering focuses primarily on environmental engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, water resources, and the management of all waste streams. As an environmental engineer you will help prevent and solve environmental Problems and may be involved in many public works projects funded by the federal, state and municipal governments, as well as those in the private sector.

ABET
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requires that all students graduating from an ABET-accredited program meet certain requirements. Completion of the A.A. degree will not meet these requirements. Prospective majors should select courses after consulting an advisor. 

 

Prerequisite Coursework 
Students must complete the following prerequisites required for admission in preparation for the upper division major. Students are encouraged to complete these in the freshman and sophomore years. All may also apply to other requirements.
MAC X311 (4) Calculus I
MAC X312 (4) Calculus II
MAC X313 (4-5) Calculus III (5 credits at FSU)
MAP X302 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations or MAP X305(3) Engineering Math I
CHM X045, X045L (3, 1) General Chemistry I, Lab
PHY X048C (5) General Physics A with Lab
PHY X049C (5) General Physics B with Lab

Note: State-wide common prerequisites are always under review. For the most current information and for acceptable alternative courses, visit the “Common Prerequisites Manual.” This is available from the “Student Services” section of http://www.flvc.org.

Pre-Engineering Program Requirements:
All students are placed in a Pre-Major Engineering code until all of the prerequisites have been completed. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better on the first attempt of the courses designated in our Pre-Engineering curriculum (Calculus I, Calculus II, General Physics I with calculus*, Pre-Engineering Lab) at any institution attended. One repeated attempt out of all pre-engineering courses is permitted.

* Students who wish to major in Chemical or Biomedical Engineering shall replace Physics I with General Chemistry I for their Pre-Engineering sequence.

Requirements for Progression to the Upper-Division:
To be admitted, students must complete at least 52 hours of credit with an FSU GPA of a 2.00, including at least one-half of the required hours in the General Education program, including all of the Area I English and math. In addition, the following requirements must be met: a grade of 'C' or better in EGN1004L, MAC2311, and one other pre-engineering course. Students must not be in violation of the pre-engineering program requirements.

Transfer Requirements:
Students wishing to transfer into the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must meet the following criteria:

  • Must earn a grade of "C" or better on the first attempt of the courses designated in the Pre-Engineering curriculum (Calculus I, Calculus II, General Physics I with calculus*, Pre-Engineering Lab) at any institution attended. One repeated attempt out of all pre-engineering courses is permitted. (* students who wish to major in Chemical or Biomedical Engineering shall replace Physics I with General Chemistry I for their Pre-Engineering sequence).
  • Transfer students who have one grade below 'C' in the pre-engineering courses, must have already completed all pre-engineering courses (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab).
  • Transfer students who will earn an AA or have more than 60 hours of transfer credit prior to enrollment at the College must have completed at least Calculus I. It is strongly preferred that AA transfer students have the majority of the pre-engineering courses completed before arriving (excluding Pre-Engineering Lab).

Requirements

Major Program of Studies at FSU: (105 hours)
The aggressive, strongly motivated student with proper high school preparation can complete an Engineering degree in 4 to 5 years, including a summer semester, by taking a course load of 16-18 hours each semester. Other students may require more time. All students are encouraged to take the Fundamental in Engineering (F.E.) Examination prior to graduation.

Mathematics and basic science: (36 hours)
MAC 2311, 2312, 2313 (4, 4, 5) Calculus I, II, III

Statistics (Group D). Select one:
  STA 2122 (3) Intro. to Applied Statistics or STA 3032 (3) Applied Statistics for Engineers & Scientists (STA2023 Business Statistics is *NOT* accepted)
MAP 3305 (3) Engineering Math I or MAP 2032 (3) Differential Equations
PHY 2048C, 2049C (5, 5) Gen. Physics A and B with Labs
CHM 1045, 1045L (3,1) General Chemistry I with Lab
Science elective (Group A) (3). Select one of the following:
  BSC 2010 (3) Biological Science I, MET 2700 (3) General Meteorology, GLY 2010C (4) Physical Geology, GLY 1030 (3) Environmental Issues in Geology, PCB 3043 (3) General Ecology, or OCE 4008 (3) Principles of Oceanography.

Core engineering science: (22 hours)
EGN 1004 (1) First Year Engineering Lab
EGN 2123 (2) Engineering Graphics
CEG 2202, CEG 2202L (3,1) Introduction to Geomatics Engineering, Lab
EEL 3003 (3) Introduction to Electrical Engineering
EGM 3512 (4) Engineering Mechanics
EGN 3331 (3) Strength of Materials
EGN 3613 (2) Engineering Economy
EML 3100 (2) Thermodynamics
 

Civil Engineering, additional requirements: (47 hours)
Additional basic engineering, science and design core courses (21 hours.)
CCE 3101 (3) Construction Materials
CEG 3011 (3) Soil Mechanics
CES 3100 (4) Structural Analysis
CGN 3508L (1) CE Materials Lab
CWR 3200L (1) Environmental/ Hydraulics Lab
CWR 3201 (3) Hydraulics
EES 3040 (3) Introduction to Environmental Engineering Science
TTE 3004 (3) Transportation Engineering

Students must complete courses in each of the following areas: (21 hours)
1). Structures (3 hrs.)
  CES 4605 (3) Steel Design or CES 4702 (3) Concrete Design
2). Geotechnical (3 hrs.)
  CEG 4801 (3) Geotechnical Design or CEG 4111 (3) Foundation Design
3). Construction/Transportation (3 hrs.)
  CCE 4XXX (3) Construction Elective or TTE 4XXX (3) Transportation elective
4). Environmental/Water Resources (3 hrs.)
  ENV 4001 (3) Environmental Engineering or CWR 4XXX (3) Water Resources Elective
5). Math/Engineering/Science Electives (Group B) (6 hrs.)
  Two courses must be completed. One must be a 4000-level course offered by the Department of Civil & Environment Engineering
  that is not being used to meet another requirement. The other may be from the CEE Department or from an approved 3000/4000 level
  courses from other Engineering departments, mathematics, or science.
6). Professional/Technical Elective (Group C) (3 hours)
Students must complete one approved course outside the CEE department emphasizing professional development, computing, or other professional skills.

Civil Engineering Major Design Experience: (5 hours)
CGN 4800 (2) Pre-senior Design and Professional Issues
CGN 4802 (3) Senior Design Project

Environmental Engineering, additional requirements: (47 hours)
Additional basic science, engineering, and design core courses (21 hours)
CHM 1046, 1046L (3,1) Chemistry II, Lab or MCB 2004, 2004L (3,1) Microbiology, Lab
CCE 3101 (3) Construction Materials
CEG 3011 (3) Soil Mechanics
CGN 3508L (1) CE Materials Lab
CWR 3200L (1) Environmental/ Hydraulics Lab
CWR 3201(3) Hydraulics
EES 3040 (3) Introduction to Environmental Engineering Science
TTE 3004 (3) Transportation Engineering

Students must complete courses in each of the following areas: (21 hours)

  1. Environmental (3 hrs.)
    ENV 4001 (3) Environmental Eng.
  2. Water Resources (3 hrs.)
    CWR 4XXX (3) Water Resources elective
  3. Geotechnical (3 hrs.)
    CEG 4801 (3) Geotechnical Design or CEG 4111 (3) Foundation Design
  4. Construction or Transportation (3 hrs.)
    TTE 4XXX (3) Transportation elective or CCE 4XXX (3) Construction elective
  5. Math/Engineering/Science Electives (Group B) (6 hrs.)
    Two (2) courses must be completed. One must be a 4000-level course offered by the Department of Civil & Environment Engineering that is not being used to meet another requirement. The other may be from the CEE Department or from an approved 3000/4000 level courses from other Engineering departments, mathematics, or science.
  6. Professional/Technical Elective (Group C). (3 hours)
    Student must complete one approved course outside the CEE department emphasizing professional development, computing, or other professional skills.

Major Design Experience: (5 hours)
CGN 4800 (2) Pre-senior Design and Professional Issues
CGN 4802 (3) Senior Design Project

Computer Skills Competency: (0 hours beyond major)
CEG 2202L (1) Introduction to Geomatics Engineering Labor meets the requirement for this major.

Oral Communication Competency: (0 hours beyond major requirements)
Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. If the following courses (required for this major) are taken in the listed sequence, this requirement will be satisfied: CGN 4800 (2) Pre-senior Design and Professional Issues and CGN 4802 (3) Senior Design Project.

Minimum Program Requirements - Summary
Total Hrs. Required 128
General Education 24*
Major Coursework 105*
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0 beyond major requirements
Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond other requirements

*Note: Engineering students satisfy the natural science and the mathematics area requirements of General Education through coursework in the Engineering Core. Students not prepared to begin mathematics with Calculus I (MAC 2311) will need to take additional prerequisite hours in mathematics: MAC 1105, 1114, and/or 1140. All students should take the math placement test (ALEKS) to determine proper placement. 

Mapping 
Mapping is FSU’s academic advising and monitoring system. Academic progress is monitored each Fall and Spring semester to ensure that students are on course to earn their degree in a timely fashion. Transfer students must meet mapping guidelines to be accepted into their majors. You may view the map for this major at www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/. 

Remarks 

  1. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, 30 of which must be taken at this University.
  2. Half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University.
  3. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University. 

Employment Information 
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Structural Engineer, Transportation & Pipeline Engineer, Highway Engineer, Water Resource Engineer, Construction Engineer, Hydraulic Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Engineering Management (additional education/credentials).

Representative Employers: Consulting Firms - Domestic and Foreign, State and Federal Government, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

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