The objectives of the bachelor of science in civil engineering program are to produce graduates who:
- are able to perform the technical analyses and design tasks of entry-level civil engineers
- can successfully work toward professional engineering licensure
- communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- understand the importance of leadership skills, team building and ethical practice
- value lifelong learning and improvement through graduate degrees or professional study
- appreciate the importance of community involvement and social contribution civil engineers are dedicated to improving our living environment
Civil engineering offers an interesting and challenging career in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and urban infrastructure; in transportation systems, including highways, airports, rapid transit lines, railroads, and harbor facilities; in the development of water resources, including reservoirs for storage, canals for irrigation, dams for power generation, stormwater management for drainage, groundwater recharge for contamination prevention, wastewater treatment for environmental protection, and water purification for drinking purposes; in the construction industry; including foundations, bridges, concrete and steel structures, in problems concerned with environmental preservation; and in the sustainable development of cities. In preparing for work in such a broad field, the civil engineering student studies mathematics, basic science, communication, social science and humanities, engineering science and civil engineering design. CU Denver’s civil engineering graduates usually find their first professional employment with consulting engineering firms, government agencies and various industries.
Typical Curriculum for BS (Civil Engineering)
Civil Engineering Design Electives (see note 3) (6 semester hours)
- CVEN 4067 - Senior Design Projects gtPATHWAYS:
Core Curriculum Elective (see note 2) (3 semester hours)
Science, Math or Engineering Electives (see note 4) (3 semester hours)
Program Total: 130 Hours
- Or CHEM 2031 and CHEM 2038, which are required for students wishing to take CHEM 2061 and CHEM 2068 as general electives.
- The communication, humanities and social science electives selected by the student and approved by his/her advisor must satisfy the college core curriculum .
Students must satisfactorily complete four of the six civil engineering design courses listed below:
- Science, math or engineering electives. The purpose of the electives is to extend the student’s knowledge beyond the basic civil engineering requirements. Electives chosen should come from the areas of engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics or geology. In the case of mathematics, chemistry, physics or geology, the elective must be of higher level than courses in this field required by the civil engineering program. Suggested courses are CVEN 4077, CVEN 4087, CVEN design courses or any 5000-level CVEN course.