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BSCE Upper-Division Coursework

To allow students to gain expertise during their junior and senior year, six technical areas of study are offered: construction, transportation, geotechnical, structural, water and environmental engineering. During junior year, students typically complete 300-level curriculum in a pre-arranged sequence of courses, called Track I or II. In senior year, students explore areas of interest while taking courses to meet Technical Elective and Upper-Division Engineering & Science Elective requirements. Seniors also complete a spring capstone design course in a focus area of their choice.

Students complete roughly 90 credits of upper-division coursework, depending on course options selected. A minimum of 84 upper-division coursework credits is required.

CEE Junior Year Courses (40 credits)

  • CEE 307 Construction Engineering (5 credits)
  • CEE 317 GeoSurveying (5 credits)
  • CEE 327 Transportation Engineering (5 credits)
  • CEE 337 Construction Materials (5 credits)
  • CEE 347 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (5 credits)
  • CEE 357 Environmental Engineering (5 credits)
  • CEE 367 Geotechnical Engineering (5 credits)
  • CEE 377 Introduction to Structural Design (5 credits)

CEE Senior Year Courses (34 or more credits)

  • Professional Practice and Capstone: 7 credits
    CEE 440 Professional Practice (2 credits)
    Capstone Design Course, choice of CEE 441 Construction/Transportation Capstone; CEE 442 Structural/Geotech Capstone; CEE 444 Environmental Engineering; or CEE 445 Water/Hydrology Capstone. Capstone course must be completed with minimum 2.0 grade (5 credits)
  • Technical Electives: 15 credits
    Students must take at least one "core" course from three of the six different Technical Electives categories. Any additional 400-level CEE courses taken, whether from the Technical Electives list or not, will count toward Technical Electives credits until 15 credits is reached. Any additional credits from 400-level courses will count toward Upper Division Electives. Core courses must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0.
  • Upper-Division Engineering and Science Electives: 12 credits
    Choose any additional CEE 400-level courses (not used elsewhere) and courses from the Upper-Division Engineering and Science Electives list, or as approved by petition. Students admitted after summer quarter 2019 must include one approved science course from Upper-Division Engineering and Science Electives list.
  • General Electives
    To bring the balance of credits to 180, which is required to complete the degree.
  • Recommended Coursework for Seniors