Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Civil Engineering - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Combined: BS (Civil)/MBA
Graduate: MS, PhD

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 advisors as soon as possible to discuss their program of study; continuing students are required to meet with their advisors 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.

SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Civil Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers I
CHE 177 Civil Engineering CAD
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
CIE 323 Structural Analysis
CIE 324 Introduction to Structural Design
CIE 327 Civil Engineering Materials
CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
CIE 343 Hydraulics and Hydrology
CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues
CIE 416 Civil Engineering Capstone Design
CIE 435 Foundation Engineering
CIE 439 Transportation System Analysis
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EAS 360 Communication Literacy 2
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 earth science elective
One engineering elective
One Geographic Information Systems (GIS) elective
One liberal arts and sciences
Four civil engineering technical electives (one with design)
+ UB Curriculum requirements

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major 111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Civil Engineering BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

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 436, 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 Advanced Structural Analysis
CIE 424 Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering
CIE 426 Finite Element Structural Analysis
CIE 428 Steel Design
CIE 429 Reinforced Concrete Design
CIE 436 Traffic Operations and Design
CIE 437 Pavement Design
CIE 438 Advanced Foundation Design and Construction
CIE 440 Travel Demand Forecasting
CIE 441 Ecological Engineering
CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering
CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering
CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering
CIE 447 Sustainability
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 396 Engineering Career Institute (1 credit)
EAS 496 Co-op (1-3 credits)

EARTH SCIENCE ELECTIVES
GLY 103 Geology for Engineers
GEO 101 Earth Systems Science I
GLY 101 Natural Hazards

ENGINEERING ELECTIVES
EAS 208 Dynamics
EE 200 EE Concepts/Nonmajors
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
IE 320 Engineering Economy

GIS Electives
GEO 281 Web-based GIS
GEO 481 GIS

Liberal arts and sciences (LAS) electives
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
COM 202 Intercultural Communication
COM 217 Communication in Organizations
COM 225 Interpersonal Communication
COM 326 Public Speaking
COM 420 Conflict Theory
COM 441 Public Relations
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business
GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems
GEO 345 Water Resources
GEO 347 Climatic Geomorphology
GEO 348 Landform Development
PHI 115 Critical Thinking
PHI 217 Professional Ethics
PHI 234 Environmental Ethics
PHI 236 Business Ethics
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers II
CIE 411 Numerical Methods
PHY 207 General Physics III
PHY 208 General Physics IV
MTH 309 Linear Algebra
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations

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 February 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 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
MGO 695 Foundations of Entrepreneurship
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers
MGS 605 IT Management
Seven MBA electives (may include one internship)

Combined Degree Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 105
Credits Required for Major (Graduate) 48
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 170

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

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

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for the Civil Engineering BS/MBA which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in five years.

Contact School of Management for elective options.

Electives and Course Groupings

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
Same as BS in Civil Engineering

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