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Civil Engineering

General Civil

Roads, bridges, buildings, water resources, air quality, and more – these areas are important part of our civil infrastructure. The Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering (CEAE) Department boasts a vibrant faculty, who are preparing engineers to assume leadership roles in the profession. KU’s instructional and laboratory facilities in areas such as environmental engineering, concrete materials, and asphalt are world-class.

Information appearing in this guide is subject to change. Please talk with your departmental advisor about degree requirements on a regular basis.

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 191*Introduction to Civil Engineering Profession2
CHEM 150Chemistry for Engineers5
ENGL 101HComposition (KU Core GE 2.1)3
MATH 125HCalculus I (KU Core GE 1.2)4
 Basic Science Elective**H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 217Computer Assisted Building Design3
ENGL 102HCritical Reading & Writing (KU Core GE 2.1)3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 210HGeneral Physics I for Engineers (KU Core GE 1.1)3
PHSX 216HGeneral Physics I Laboratory1
 KU Core GE 2.2 ***H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 260Statics & Dynamics5
MATH 127HCalculus III4
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236General Physics II Laboratory1
 KU Core GE 3H***H3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 240Geomatics3
CE 310HStrength of Materials4
MATH 220HApplied Differential Equations3
EECS 138Visual Basic for Engineers or Intro to Computing3
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
 TOTAL HOURS15
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 330/331Fluid Mechanics and Laboratory4
CE 461Structural Analysis4
CE 412#HStructural Engineering Materials, or 
CE 477Intro to Environmental Engr3
CE 625Applied Probability & Statistics3
 Basic Engineering Science##H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 455  Hydrology3
CE 477HIntroduction to Environmental Engr & Sciences, or 
CE 484HMaterials for Trans. Facilities3
CE 480Introduction to Transportation Engineering3
CE 487Soil Mechanics 4
ECON 104HIntroductory Economics, or 
ECON 142H/144HPrinciples of Micro/Macro Economics (GE 3S)3-4
 TOTAL HOURS16-17
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 562Structural Design Elective (AE 6.1), or 
CE 563Design of Reinforced Steel Structures3
CMGT 457Construction Project Management3
 Civil Engineering Design Elective###4
 Civil Engineering Design Elective###3
 KU Core AE 4.1***H3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 562, or
CE 563
Structural Design Elective, or
Design of Reinforced Steel Structures (AE 6.1)
3
 Civil Engineering Design Elective***** 3
CE 610Engineering Ethics (KU Core AE 5.1), or 
 KU Core AE 5.1*** elective3
 KU Core AE 4.2***H3
 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam0
 General ElectivesH1-2
 TOTAL HOURS13-14

Students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam prior to graduation.

CURRICULUM NOTES
* Recommended but not required.
** Course must be designated as natural science (N) other than chemistry, mathematics, or physics.
*** Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements. Refer to the KU Core list of approved courses, kucore.ku.edu/courses.
# All students must take CE 477 and either CE 412 or CE 484.
## Must take one of the following engineering science courses: ARCE 315, Circuits; ARCE 350, Building Materials Science or ME 306, Science of Materials; ME 212, Thermodynamics;
### One of these electives must be either CE 552 or CE 576
† Students must complete 128 hours to earn the degree.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 210
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: SIX HOURS OF ENGLISH COURSES
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ELECTIVE
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 150
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ECON 104

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: CE 610

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: CE 562 OR 576

2021-2022 Curriculum

Environmental Concentration

Roads, bridges, buildings, water resources, air quality, and more – these areas are important part of our civil infrastructure. The Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering (CEAE) Department boasts a vibrant faculty, who are preparing engineers to assume leadership roles in the profession. KU’s instructional and laboratory facilities in areas such as environmental engineering, concrete materials, and asphalt are world-class.

Information appearing in this guide is subject to change. Please talk with your departmental advisor about degree requirements on a regular basis.

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 191*Introduction to Civil Engineering Profession2
CHEM 150Chemistry for Engineers5
ENGL 101HComposition (KU Core GE 2.1)3
MATH 125HCalculus I (KU Core GE 1.2)4
 Basic Science Elective**H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 217Computer Assisted Building Design3
ENGL 102HCritical Reading & Writing (KU Core GE 2.1)3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 210HGeneral Physics I for Engineers (KU Core GE 1.1)3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory1
COMS 130HKU Core GE 2.2 ***H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 260Statics & Dynamics5
MATH 127HCalculus III4
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236HGeneral Physics II Laboratory1
 KU Core GE 3H***H3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 240Geomatics3
CE 310HStrength of Materials4
MATH 220HApplied Differential Equations3
EECS 137 or 138Visual Basic for Engineers or Intro to Computing3
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
 TOTAL HOURS15
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 330/331Fluid Mechanics and Laboratory4
CE 461Structural Analysis4
CE 412#HStructural Engineering Materials, or 
CE 477HIntro to Environmental Engr. & Sciences3
CE 625Applied Probability & Statistics3
 Basic Engineering Science##H3
 TOTAL HOURS17
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 455  Hydrology3
CE 484#HMaterials for Transportation Facilities, or 
CE 477HIntroduction to Environmental Engineering3
CE 487Soil Mechanics 4
 KU Core AE 4.1 ***H3
ECON 104Introductory Economics, or 
ECON 142H/144HPrinciples of Micro/Macro Economics (GE 3S)3-4
 TOTAL HOURS16-17
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 562 or 563Structural Design Elective (AE 6.1), or
Environmental Design Elective
3
CE 552Water Resources Engineering Design 4
CE 570 or 573Environmental Principles Elective, or
Biol. Principles of Environmental Engr.
3
CMGT 457Construction Project Management3
 KU Core AE 4.2***H3
 TOTAL HOURS16
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 562, or
CE 563
Environmental Design Elective, or
Structural Design Elective
3
CE 576Municipal Water/Wastewater (AE 6.1)4
CE 500/582/588Civil Engineering Design Elective 3
CE 610Engineering Ethics (KU Core AE 5.1), or
KU Core AE 5.1*** elective
3
 General ElectivesH0 or 1
 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam0
 TOTAL HOURS13-14

Students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam prior to graduation.

CURRICULUM NOTES
* Recommended but not required.
** Course must be designated as natural science (N) other than chemistry, mathematics, or physics.
*** Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements. Refer to the KU Core list of approved courses, kucore.ku.edu/courses.
# All students must take CE 477 and either CE 412 or CE 484.
## Must take one of the following engineering science courses: ARCE 315, ARCE 350, ME 212, or ME 306
† Students must complete 128 hours to earn the degree. After meeting all curricular requirements students may fill remaining credit hour requirements with general electives.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 210
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: SIX HOURS OF ENGLISH COURSES
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ELECTIVE
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 150
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ECON 104 or 142 or 144

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: CE 610

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: CE 562 OR 576

2021-2022 Curriculum