Civil Engineering : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined: BS (Civil)/MBA
Graduate: MS, ME, PhD
Concentrations: Construction management engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, and structural engineering.

Advisement

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor upon acceptance into any of the programs offered by the department. New and transfer students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor as soon as possible to discuss their program of study; continuing students are required to meet with their advisor at least once each semester. The principal role of the faculty advisor is to assist students in choosing courses to complete their degree requirements in a timely fashion with a manageable workload. Faculty advisors also provide general advice concerning career specialization, employment opportunities, graduate school, combined degree programs, and other academic and professional issues.

Academic advisement also is available through the Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, located in 410 Bonner Hall. Official records are maintained at this office. Students who need help or have questions regarding the general education requirements, HUB academic advisement reports, transfer credits, and/or basic science and math courses should see an academic advisor in 410 Bonner Hall.

Transfer Policy

For the transfer policy, please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog, /1112/academicprograms/eas.shtml.

Civil Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog, /1112/academicprograms/eas.shtml.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
CIE 323 Structural Engineering I
CIE 324 Structural Engineering II
CIE 327 Civil Engineering Materials
CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
CIE 343 Hydraulic Engineering
CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
CIE 361 Civil Engineering Laboratory I
CIE 362 Civil Engineering Laboratory II
CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues
CIE 416 Civil Engineering Capstone Design
CIE 435 Foundation Engineering
CIE 439 Transportation System Analysis
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations or CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Science I
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing/CAD
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
One applied math elective
One engineering elective
Four civil engineering technical electives (one with design)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 113

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring EAS 202, CHE 108, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207; EAS 230 or CSE 113; MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, MTH 306, one engineering elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall CIE 303, CIE 323, CIE 327, CIE 354, CIE 361, CIE 308
Spring CIE 324, CIE 334, CIE 340, CIE 343, CIE 362, one applied math elective

FOURTH YEAR
Fall CIE 415, CIE 435, CIE 439, two civil engineering technical electives (one with design),
Spring CIE 416, two civil engineering technical electives

Electives and Course Groupings

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
Four technical electives are required (see list below).
At least one of the technical electives must be CIE 428, CIE 429, CIE 430, CIE 438, or CIE 442.
Senior-level courses outside civil engineering may also be taken as technical electives with prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Only three credits of the informal courses (CIE 498, CIE 499, EAS 396, and EAS 496) can be counted as a technical elective toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

CIE 423 Structural Engineering III
CIE 424 Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering
CIE 426 Finite Element Structural Analysis
CIE 428 Steel Design
CIE 429 Reinforced Concrete Design
CIE 430 Design of Wood Structures
CIE 437 Pavement Design
CIE 438 Advanced Foundation Design and Construction
CIE 441 Ecological Engineering
CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering
CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering
CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering
CIE 447 Sustainability Practicum
CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
CIE 458 Geoenvironmental Engineering
CIE 461 Air Pollution
CIE 469 Hazardous Waste Management
CIE 476 Design and Construction of Earth Structures
CIE 491 Construction Estimating
CIE 493 Project Management
CIE 498 Research and Creative Activities
CIE 499 Independent Study
EAS 480 Technical Communication
EAS 396 Engineering Career Institute (1 credit)
EAS 496 Co-op (2-3 credits)

APPLIED MATH ELECTIVES
MAE 376 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
MTH 309 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MTH 417 Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Analytical Methods or MAE 428 Analytical Methods

ENGINEERING ELECTIVES
EE 200 EE Concepts/Nonmajors
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
IE 320 Engineering Economy

Emphasis Areas

Construction Management Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering/Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

Acceptance Criteria

Same as BS in Civil Engineering, but students must also apply to MBA program. MBA applications are due by May 1 of the third year.

Required Courses

Same as Civil Engineering except two technical electives are required instead of four, and the applied math elective is not required. In addition, the following MBA courses are required:

MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGB 610 Organizational Behavior
MGB 611 Team Skills
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers
MGG 601 Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability
MGG 635 Management Communication
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 640 Business Strategy
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions
MGO 644 Business Practice
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers
MGS 605 IT Management
Seven MGT electives (may include internship)

Summary
Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion...103
Total required credit hours for the BS/MBA...151

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the School of Management's MBA handbook for requirements for MBA candidates.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring EAS 202, CHE 108, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207; EAS 230 or CSE 113; MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, MTH 306, one engineering elective,

THIRD YEAR
Fall CIE 303, CIE 323, CIE 327, CIE 354, CIE 361, EAS 308
Spring CIE 324, CIE 334, CIE 340, CIE 343, CIE 362

FOURTH YEAR
Fall CIE 435, MGA 603, MGB 610, MGB 611, MGF 611, MGG 601, MGG 635, MGM 615, MGQ 608, MGQ 609
Spring MGA 605, MGE 604, MGO 620, MGO 640, MGS 605, one CIE technical elective, one MGT elective

FIFTH YEAR
Fall CIE 415, CIE 439, one CIE technical elective (with design), two MGT electives
Spring CIE 416, MGO 642, MGO 644, four MGT electives

Contact School of Management for elective options. Additional program details may be found at http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/undergrad/academics/combined-degrees.

Electives and Course Groupings

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
Same as BS in Civil Engineering

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:38 EST