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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog

Majors

Civil Engineering
College: Engineering
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Hours for the Degree: 131
Specializations: Construction Engineering, GeoTechnical Engineering, Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, General Civil Engineering
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: Yes
Website: www.ce.ufl.edu

Civil engineering is the oldest and most diverse branch of engineering and includes the design and construction of bridges, buildings, dams, waterways, coastal protection works, airports, pipelines, space launching facilities, railroads, highways, sanitary systems, ocean structures and facilities, foundations, harbors, waterworks and many other systems and structures upon which modern civilization depends. In its broadest sense, the civil engineer adapts the physical features of the earth to the needs of society. Approximately one out of four engineers is engaged in civil engineering.

The basic program provides the minimum education for practice. Beyond the bachelor's degree, advanced degrees are available in geomatics, transportation, hydraulics, structural engineering, soil mechanics, foundations, construction, public works and civil engineering materials.

Mission

The department strives to build upon a leading program of exceptional teaching, innovative research and dedicated service by maintaining a strong curriculum, a highly qualified and committed faculty, outstanding facilities and essential funding.

Goals

To develop civil engineering professionals with proficiency in the fundamentals of science and engineering; to develop an understanding of the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering projects; to develop enhanced communication skills; and to develop an appreciation of professionalism and ethics in the practice of engineering.

Educational Objectives
  • To provide a broad General Education that enhances communication skills and encourages all-around development, individually and as productive members of society
  • To ensure a thorough preparation in the fundamentals of science and engineering
  • To provide a foundation in the planning, design, construction and operation of civil engineering projects, and
  • To contribute to the state, the nation and the profession through programs in teaching, research and service.

The program and curriculum permit a graduate to enter practice and commence life-long learning through professional activities or to continue his/her preparation through graduate studies. An early engineering identity is established through a freshman engineering lab and participation in the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Department Requirements

A minimum grade of C is required for all courses marked with an asterisk (*). A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all civil engineering courses. Before graduating, all BSCE students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

Critical Tracking Requirements

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
  • 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking course work for semesters 1-5
  • Complete 1 of 8 tracking courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts (CHM 2045, CHM 2046, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048, PHY 2049)

Semester 2:

  • Complete 1 additional course with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 3:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 4:

  • Complete 2 additional courses with a minimum grade of C within two attempts

Semester 5:

  • Complete all 8 critical-tracking courses with a minimum grade of C in each course within two attempts

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which will be bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
If you do not place out of ENC 1101, take it in the fall.
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (GE–M) *4
CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1 (GE–P) *3
CHM 2045L General Chemistry Laboratory (GE–P)1
Humanities (GE–H)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE–S)3
Total 14
Semester 2Credits
MAC 2312 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 (GE–M) *4
CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2 (GE–P) *3
PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus 1 (GE–P) *3
PHY 2048L Laboratory for PHY 2048 (GE–P)1
ENC 2210 Technical Writing (GE–C) * or
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (GE–C)
3
Total 14
Semester 3Credits
MAC 2313 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 (GE–M) *4
PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus 2 (GE–P) *3
PHY 2049L Laboratory for PHY 2049 (GE–P)1
Humanities (GE–H)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE–S)3
CGN 2002 Introduction to Civil Engineering1
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
MAP 2302 Elementary Differential Equations (GE–M) *3
EGM 2511 Engineering Mechanics Statics *3
EML 3007 Elements of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer or
EML 3100 Thermodynamics
3
STA 3032 Engineering Statistics3
Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)3
Total 15

Construction Engineering
General Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering

Emphasis: Construction Engineering

Semester 5Credits
EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics *2
EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials *3
CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering4
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis *3
CEG 4011 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design *4
CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures *4
CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials *4
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management 4
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering3
CES 4702 Analysis and Design in Reinforced Concrete4
CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics *4
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
TTE 4811 Physical Design of Transportation Elements3
CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design3
CWR 4202 Hydraulics *3
CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering3
Construction elective (see list below)3
Total 15
Semester 9Credits
CES 4034 Civil Engineering Estimating3
CCE 4810 Construction Engineering Design3
TTE 4004 Transportation Engineering3
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment3
EGN 4034 Professional Ethics1
Total 13

* Completed with a grade of C or better.

Construction Engineering Electives

SUR 4463 Subdivision Design3
CEG 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design3
CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Systems Design3
CES 4141 Stress Analysis3
CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design3
CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Designs3

Emphasis: General Civil Engineering

Semester 5Credits
EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics *2
EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials *3
CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering4
CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering3
CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis *3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials *4
CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics *4
SUR 2322C Project Development and Visualization3
CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics *4
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures *4
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering3
CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management4
CWR 4202 Hydraulics *3
Total 14
Semester 8Credits
CES 3741 Introduction to Structural Design4
TTE 4004 Transportation Engineering3
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment3
EGN 4034 Professional Ethics1
Total 14
Semester 9Credits
CGN 4600 Public Works Engineering and Management Practices3
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
TTE 4811 Physical Design of Transportation Elements3
CCE 4810 Construction Engineering Design or
CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Systems Design or
SUR 4463 Subdivision Design or
TTE 4824 Transportation Facility Design
3
General CE elective (see list below)3
Total 15

* Completed with a grade of C or better

General Civil Engineering Electives

CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design3
CEG 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design3
CES 4141 Stress Analysis3
CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design3
CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CES 4034 Civil Engineering Estimating3

Emphasis: Geotechnical Engineering

Semester 5Credits
EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics *2
EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials *3
CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering4
CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering3
CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis *3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics *4
CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures *4
CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization3
CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials *4
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering3
CES 4702 Analysis and Design in Reinforced Concrete4
CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management4
CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics *4
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design 3
GLY 2026C Geology for Engineers or
GLY 2030 Environ and Engineering Geology or
GLY 4155 Geology of Florida
3
CWR 4202 Hydraulics *3
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
Geotechnical elective (see list below)3
Total 15
Semester 9Credits
CES 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design3
CGN 4910 Structures-Geotechnical-Construction Comprehensive System Design3
TTE 4004 Transportation Engineering3
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment3
EGN 4034 Professional Ethics1
Total 13

* Completed with a grade of C or better

Geotechnical Engineering Electives

CES 4141 Stress Analysis3
CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design3
CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design3
CES 4034 Civil Engineering Estimating3
CCE 4810 Construction Engineering Design3

Emphasis: Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

Semester 5Credits
EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics *2
EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials *3
CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering4
CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering3
CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis *3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics *4
CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization3
CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures *4
CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials *4
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
CWR 4202 Hydraulics *3
CWR 4111 Engineering Hydrology or
ENV 4501 Environmental Hydrology 1
3
CES 4702 Analysis and Design in Reinforced Concrete4
CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics *4
Total 14
Semester 8Credits
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment3
ENV 4506 Environmental Hydrology 23
TTE 4004 Transportation Engineering3
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering3
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
Total 15
Semester 9Credits
CWR 4114 Surface Hydrology or
CWR 4120 Groundwater
3
CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Systems Design or
SUR 4463 Subdivision Design or
TTE 4824 Transportation Facility Design
3
CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management4
EGN 4034 Professional Ethics1
Water resources elective (see list below)3
Total 14

* Completed with a grade of C or better

Hydrology and Water Resources Electives

CGN 4600 Public Works Engineering and Management Practices3
SUR 3393 Geographic Information Systems3
CWR 5235 Open Channel Hydraulics3
OCP Coastal Processes3
OCP 6165 Ocean Waves3
GLY 5827 Groundwater Geology3

Specialization: Structural Engineering

Semester 5Credits
EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics *2
EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials *3
CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering4
CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering3
CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures *4
CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics *4
CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization 3
CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials *4
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
CES 4702 Analysis and Design in Reinforced Concrete4
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering3
CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management4
CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics *4
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
CES 4141 Stress Analysis3
CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design3
CWR 4202 Hydraulics *3
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
Structures elective (see list below)3
Total 15
Semester 9Credits
CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design3
CGN 4910 Structures-Geotechnical-Construction Comprehensive System Design3
TTE 4004 Transportation Engineering3
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment3
EGN 4034 Professional Ethics1
Total 13

* Completed with a grade of C or better

Structural Engineering Electives

CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design3
CEG 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design3
CES 4034 Civil Engineering Estimating3
CCE 4810 Construction Engineering Design3
CES 5325 Design of Highway Bridges3
CES 5715 Prestressed Concrete3
CES 5726 Design of Concrete Systems3
CES 5801 Design and Construction in Timber3
CES 5835 Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures3

Emphasis: Transportation Engineering

Semester 5Credits
EGM 3400 Elements of Dynamics *2
EGM 3520 Mechanics of Materials *3
CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering4
CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering3
CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis *3
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
SUR 2101C Geomatics *3
CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics *4
SUR 2322C Project Development and Visualization3
CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials *4
Total 14
Semester 7Credits
TTE 4004 Transportation Engineering3
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering3
CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management4
CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics *4
Total 14
Semester 8Credits
TTE 4201 Traffic Engineering3
SUR 4201 Route Geometrics3
CWR 4202 Hydraulics *3
CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures *4
Transportation elective (see list below)3
Total 16
Semester 9Credits
TTE 4250 Introduction to Traffic Control3
TTE 4824 Transportation Facility Design3
EGN 4034 Professional Ethics1
ENV 4514C Water and Wastewater Treatment3
CES 3741 Introduction to Structural Design4
Total 14

* Completed with a grade of C or better.

Transportation Engineering Electives

TTE 4811 Physical Design of Transportation Elements3
SUR 3393 Geographic Information Systems3
SUR 4463 Subdivision Design3
CGN 4600 Public Works Engineering and Management Practices3