Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Civil Engineers create the infrastructure for a growing, changing society. They create buildings, highways, bridges, and water treatment plants as well as facilities that help protect people and property from major natural disasters. At WWU, you will develop your skills in a hands-on laboratory setting, whether it is studying the engineering properties of soil in the soils lab or hydraulics in the fluid mechanics lab. Career opportunities include transportation engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, hydraulics, water resources engineering, and geotechnical engineering.

More information about Civil Engineering can be found at the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) website.

FRESHMAN: Civil Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Intro to Engineering

Precalculus+

General Chemistry*

College Writing

General Studies

 2

5

4

3

3

Intro to Engineering

Calculus I

General Chemistry*

College Writing

General Studies

2

4

4

3

4

Intro to Engineering

Calculus II

General Chemistry*

General Studies

Intro to Programming

2

4

4

3

4

Total:

17

Total:

17

Total:

17

+ Not required, credit does not apply toward BSE

SOPHOMORE: Civil Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Engineering Mechanics

Calculus III

Principles of Physics*

General Studies

3

4

4

7

Engineering Mechanics

Calculus IV

Principles of Physics*

General Studies

3

4

4

7

Engineering Mechanics

Differential Equations

Principles of Physics*

Circuit Analysis*

General Studies

3

4

4

4

3

Total:

18

Total:

18

Total:

18

JUNIOR: Civil Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Mechanics of Materials*

Fluid Mechanics

Geology and Soils*

Probability and Statistics

General Studies

Colloquium

4

4

4


4

2

 

Structural Analysis I

Fluid Mechanics Lab*

Hydrology

Linear Algebra

Civil Engineering Analysis

Writing for Engineers

3

1

3

3


4

3

Structural Analysis II

Environment Engineering Systems

Surveying*

Civil Engineering Materials*

Seminar

General Studies

3


4

4

3

 

3

Total:

18

Total:

17

Total:

17

SENIOR: Civil Engineering Concentration

Autumn

Cr

Winter

Cr

Spring

Cr

Seminar

Steel Structure Design†

Collection and Distribution System Design†

Engineering Economy

Contracts and Specifications

Technical Elective

 

1

3

4

3


2

4

Seminar

Reinforced Concrete Structural Design†

Treatment Plant Design*

Thermodynamics

Technical Elective

Colloquium

1


4

4

4

4

 

Seminar

Transportation Engineering

Technical Electives

General Studies

Colloquium

1


4

6

3

 

Total:

17

Total:

17

Total:

14

* Experimentation Laboratory

† Computation Laboratory

Technical Electives are to be selected with the approval of the School of Engineering advisor for scheduling alternatives.

Environmental Stewardship, a four credit winter quarter course, is a recommended social studies elective.

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