Civil Engineering BSCIV / Environmental Engineering MSENE

Major: Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCIV) and Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSENE)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 225.5
Co-op Options: Three Co-ops (Five years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.0801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-2051

About the Program

The program allows students to develop technical depth and breadth in their professional and related area, which enhances their professional productivity, whether in industry or as they proceed to the PhD. Their undergraduate courses provide the necessary technical prerequisite understanding and skills for the graduate studies, a natural progression. Because the technical concepts of engineering are common, the MS in a related discipline is readily achieved. The American Society of Civil Engineers publishes the Journal of Environmental Engineering, so these are recognized as kindred disciplines 

Admission Requirements

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and have taken coursework sufficient to demonstrate a readiness to take graduate coursework.

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
General Education Requirements **21.0
Free Electives6.0
Foundation Requirements
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design & Data Analysis3.0
ENGR 113First-Year Engineering Design3.0
ENGR 131Introductory Programming for Engineers3.0
or ENGR 132 Programming for Engineers
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Major Requirements
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
CAEE 202Introduction to Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering3.0
CAEE 203System Balances and Design in CAEE 3.0
CAEE 212Geologic Principles for Infrastructure & Environmental Engineering 4.0
CAEE 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 302Structural Analysis I4.0
CIVE 303Structural Design I3.0
CIVE 312Soil Mechanics I4.0
CIVE 315Soil Mechanics II4.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
CIVE 375Structural Material Behavior3.0
CIVE 430Hydrology3.0
CIVE 477 [WI] Seminar2.0
CIVE 478 [WI] Seminar1.0
ENVE 300Introduction to Environmental Engineering3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
MEM 238Dynamics4.0
Professional Electives ***9.0
Master's Degree Courses
ENVE 516Fundamentals of Environmental Biotechnology3.0
ENVE 660Chemical Kinetics in Environmental Engineering3.0
ENVE 727Risk Assessment3.0
ENVS 501Chemistry of the Environment3.0
Graduate Policy Course3.0
Sustainable Water Resource Engineering
Public Finance and Cost Benefit Analysis
Benefit-Cost Analysis for Infrastructure
Theory and Practice of Policy Analysis
Methods of Policy Analysis
Overview of Issues in Global Health
Graduate Electives 30.0
Total Credits225.5

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5BIO 1414.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 1011.0COOP 101*1.0 
ENGR 1133.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1214.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0ENGR 1133.0 
UNIV 1011.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
 PHYS 1014.0PHYS 1024.0 
 14.5 19.5 19.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2023.0CAEE 2033.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0  
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2103.0  
MEM 2023.0ENGR 2323.0  
PHYS 2014.0(UG) General Education Elective**3.0  
 17 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CAEE 2124.0CIVE 2504.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
CAEE 3613.0CIVE 3304.0(GR) Graduate Elective***3.0 
CIVE 3203.0MEM 2384.0  
ENVE 3003.0ENVE 7273.0  
MEM 2304.0(GR) Graduate Policy Course3.0  
(GR) Graduate Elective***3.0   
 20 18 3 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
CIVE 3024.0CIVE 3033.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
CIVE 3124.0CIVE 3154.0(GR) Graduate Elective***3.0 
CIVE 4303.0CIVE 3753.0  
(UG) General Education Elective**3.0(UG) General Education Elective**3.0  
ENVE 5163.0ENVE 6603.0  
ENVS 5013.0(GR) Graduate Elective***3.0  
 20 19 3 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
CAE 4913.0CAE 4923.0CAE 4933.0 
CIVE 4772.0CIVE 4781.0(UG) Professional Elective3.0 
(UG) Professional Elective3.0(UG) Professional Elective3.0(GR) General Education Elective**6.0 
(UG) General Education Electives***6.0(UG) Free Electives6.0(GR) Graduate Elective / (UG) Professional Elective***3.0 
(GR) Graduate Elective / (UG) Professional Elective***3.0(GR) Graduate Elective / (UG) Professional Elective***3.0(GR) Graduate Elective***3.0 
(GR) Graduate Elective ***3.0(GR) Graduate Elective***3.0  
 20 19 18 
Total Credits 225.5
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