Undergraduate Programs

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Major Requirements

Minor Requirements

Curriculum

Department Summary

This information is not official, and is offered strictly as a convenience. For official UAB Undergraduate Course Catalog information please visit the UAB Undergraduate Catalog site.

Lower Division Requirements for Civil Engineering

  General Chemistry Requirement
Take both of the following courses with laboratories: (8 hrs)
  CH 115 / CH 116
CH 117 / CH 118
   
       
  Required Courses
Take all of the following courses: (22 hours)
  EE 312
EGR 110/111
EGR 150
EGR 265
PH 221
PH 222
EH 300
MA 125
MA 126
ME 102
ME 251
  Total Lower Division Requirements: 30



Major Requirements for Civil Engineering

  Required Civil Engineering Courses
Take all of the following courses: (53 hours)
  CE 200
CE 210
CE 220
CE 221
CE 222
CE 230
CE 236
CE 332
CE 337
CE 344
CE 345
CE 360
CE 395
CE 430 or CE 480
CE 450
CE 455
CE 497
CE 499
ME 215
EH 300 or CE 370
Civil Engineering Electives
Choose nine hours from Civil Engineering (CE) courses at the 400-level or above: (9 hours)
    Construction Engineering Management Electives
    CE 600
CE 601
CE 603
CE 604
CE 605
CE 606
CE 607
CE 631
CE 649
CE 658
CE 692
           
    Environmental Engineering Electives
    CE 430*
CE 431
CE 433
CE 434
CE 480*
CE 485
   
    *Either of these courses will fulfill required undergraduate course.
     
    Geotechnical Engineering Electives
The following elective courses are recommended for students
who are interested in applications in geotechnical engineering:
    CE 426
CE 442
     
           
    Structural Engineering Electives
The following elective courses are recommended for students
who are interested in applications in structural engineering:
    CE 426
CE 454
CE 457
CE 461
CE 464
CE 468
CE 420
CE 453
CE 456
CE 460
CE 462
CE 467
           
    Transportation Engineering Electives
The following elective courses are recommended for students
who are interested in applications in transportation engineering:
    CE 442
CE 443
CE 457    
           
  Total Major Requirements: 62



Minor Requirements For Civil Engineering

  Grade Requirement
  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all engineering coursework. Transfer students
must earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in UAB engineering courses attempted.
 
Required Civil Engineering Courses
Take all of the following courses: (12 hours)
  CE 210
CE 220
CE 230
CE 236
   
         
  Civil Engineering Electives
Select three of the following courses: (9 hours)
  CE 332
CE 360
CE 450
CE 455
ME 215
CE 345
CE 395
CE 453
CE 457
 
         
  Total Minor Requirements: 21



Additional Requirements for the School of Engineering

School of Engineering Guidelines for Admission, Academic Progress, and Academic Conduct
  Students are required to follow the most up-to-date set of guidelines as detailed in the most current School of Engineering Guidelines for Admission, Academic Progress, and Academic Conduct.
 
School of Engineering Reasonable Progress
  All students in the School of Engineering must maintain an Institutional GPA of 2.0 in all UAB courses, and all UAB Engineering courses applicable to the degree.
 
School of Engineering Graduation Requirements
  Students must have a 2.0 GPA in all UAB coursework and all UAB engineering coursework applicable to degree in order to graduate with a degree from the School of Engineering. All required courses failed at UAB must be repeated at UAB in order for a student to receive credit.



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

Freshman Year

Sem. Hrs.

CH 115
CH 116
CH 117
CH 118
EGR 110 / 111*
EH 101
EH 102
MA 125
MA 126
ME 102
PH 221 / 221L
General Chemistry I (3 hrs)
General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 hr)
General Chemistry II (3 hrs)
General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 hr)
Introduction to Engineering (2 hrs)
English Composition (3 hrs)
English Composition (3 hrs)
Calculus I (4 hrs)
Calculus II (4 hrs)
Engineering Graphics (2hrs)
General Physics I and Laboratory (4hrs)

3
1
3
1
2
3
3
4
4
2
4

Total semester hours

30



Sophomore Year

Sem. Hrs.

CE 200
CE 210
CE 220
CE 221
ME 215
EGR 150
EGR 265**
PH 222 / 222L
CE 236/236L
Engineering Geology
Statics
Mechanics of Solids
Mechanics of Solids Laboratory
Dynamics
Engineering Computations
Engineering Problem Solving
General Physics II and Laboratory
Environmental Engineering and Laboratory

2
3
3
1
3
3
4
4
3

Area II Core Curriculum requirement***
Area II Core Curriculum requirement***

3
3

Total semester hours

32

*Transfer students may substitute EGR 100, Introduction to Engineering for EGR 110/EGR 111 Introduction to Engineering I and II.
** Students may also take MA 227-Calculus III and MA 252-Differential Equations instead of EGR 265 Mathematical Tools for
blankEngineering Problem Solving and a 400-level CE elective.
***Please refer to the Core Curriculum as specified for Engineering majors.



Junior Year

Sem. Hrs.

CE 222
CE 230
CE 337
CE 344
CE 345
CE 360
EE 312
CE 332
CE 395
EH 300
ME 251
Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
Plane Surveying
Hydraulics
Civil Engineering Analysis
Transportation Engineering
Structural Analysis
Electrical Systems
Soils Engineering and Laboratory
Engineering Economics
Engineering Communications
Introduction to Thermal Sciences

1
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
2
2

Area IV Core Curriculum requirement*

3

Total semester hours

33

 

Senior Year

Sem. Hrs.

CE 430
CE 480
CE 450
CE 455
CE 497
CE 499
CE 4XX
CE 4XX
CE 4XX
Water Supply & Drainage or
Water & Wastewater Treatment
Structural Steel Design
Reinforced Concrete Design
Construction Engineering Management
Civil Engineering Design Project
CE Electives**
Civil Engineering Elective (400 level)*
Civil Engineering Elective (400 level)*


3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Area II Core Curriculum requirement***
Area IV Core Curriculum requirement
Area IV Core Curriculum requirement

3
3
3

Total semester hours

33

* Please refer to the Core Curriculum as specified for engineering majors.
** Any 400-level UAB Civil Engineering courses not included as a requirement in Civil Engineering curriculum may be selected.