Major: Civil Engineering
Degree Type: B.S.C.E.
Minimum Credits Required for Degree: 132
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|Civil Engineering Core Requirements|
|CE 111||Introduction to Civil Engineering||1|
|CE 112||Computer Applications in Civil Engineering||1|
|CE 212||Civil Engineering Graphic Communications||3|
|CE 303||Civil Engineering Materials||2|
|CE 303L||Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory||1|
|CE 309||Fluid Mechanics||3|
|CE 310||Fluid Mechanics Laboratory||1|
|CE 316||Soil Mechanics||3|
|CE 343||Structural Engineering and Analysis||4|
|CE 370||Introduction to Environmental Engineering||3|
|CE 371||Environmental Engineering Laboratory||1|
|CE 404||Reinforced Concrete||3|
|CE 408||Water Resources and Supply||3|
|CE 418||Transportation Engineering||4|
|CE 444||Structural Steel Design||3|
|CE 483||Contracts and Specifications||3|
|CE 489||Senior Design||3|
|MATH Courses Required: 1|
|MATH 128||Introduction to Linear Algebra||1|
|MATH 165||Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)||4|
|MATH 166||Calculus II||4|
|MATH 259||Multivariate Calculus||3|
|MATH 266||Introduction to Differential Equations||3|
|Other Required Courses :|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
|ENGR 402||Engineering Ethics and Social Responsibility||1|
|ENGR 311||History of Technology in America (May satisfy general education category A)||3|
|ENGR 312||Impact of Technology on Society (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|ENGL 321||Writing in the Technical Professions (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|GEOL 105||Physical Geology (May satisfy general education category S and G)||3|
|IME 440||Engineering Economy||2|
|IME 460||Evaluation of Engineering Data||3|
|ME 221||Engineering Mechanics I 1||3|
|ME 222||Engineering Mechanics II 1||3|
|ME 223||Mechanics of Materials 1||3|
|ME 350||Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 2||3|
|PHYS 252||University Physics II||4|
|Technical Electives Required: Select 12 credits from the following:||12|
|Design of Pre-stressed Concrete (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Bridge Evaluation and Rehabilitation (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Timber and Form Design (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Finite Element Analysis (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Advanced Steel Design (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Basic Dynamics of Structures (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Stability of Structures (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Bridge Engineering and Management (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Open Channel Flow (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Groundwater Sustainability Design (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Watershed Modeling (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Applied Hydrology (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Water and Wastewater Engineering (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Environmental Nanotechnology (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Solid Waste Management (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Air Pollution (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Water Quality Management (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Special Topics (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Pavement Design (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Geometric Highway Design (Design Credits 2.0)|
|Airport Planning and Design (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Railroad Planning and Design (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Pavement Management Systems (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Bituminous Materials and Mix (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Special Topics (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Slope Stability and Retaining Walls (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Foundation Engineering (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Designing with Geosynthetics (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (Design Credits 1.5)|
|Advanced Soil Mechanics (Design Credits 1.0)|
|Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials (Design Credits 0.0)|
Use ME 351 as an alternate when ME 350 is not available for students due to scheduling.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- Students must complete courses in a minimum of three technical areas with a minimum of 6 credits in design for a minimum total of 12 technical electives.
- Transfer students are required to take ENGR 311 History of Technology in America or ENGR 312 Impact of Technology on Society regardless of General Education completion.
Note: Department permission required for graduate level courses. Credit may be earned only at the undergraduate level. Department permission is also required for some undergraduate courses. There are specific prerequisites and grade requirements to be allowed to take certain courses.