Civil Engineering Courses

BS Civil Engineering Courses

The curriculum requires the completion of 132 hours of course work in the subject areas listed below. The average course load is 15-18 hours based on eight semesters to completion. The Civil Engineering Curriculum can also be viewed as a flowchart. The degree requirements can be summarized as:

Written Communication - 6 credit hours
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 133 Technical Communication

Oral Communication - 3 credit hours
SP 203 Effective Speaking

Social Sciences & Humanities - 12 credit hours
Refer to the General Education Requirements in the Trine Catalog

Computer Skills - 4 credit hours
CE 1021 Computer Tools for Civil Engineering
EGR 153 Engineering Graphics

Mathematics - 17 credit hours
MA 134 Calculus I
MA 164 Calculus II
MA 213 Calculus III
MA 233 Differential Equations
MA 393 Probability and Statistics

Science – 19 credit hours
CH 104 General Chemistry I and Lab
CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab
PH 224 Physics I and Lab
PH 234 Physics II and Lab
GEO 213 Geology

Engineering Science - 14 credit hours
ES 213 Statics
ES 223 Dynamics
ES 243 Solid Mechanics
ES 323 Fluid Mechanics
ES 382 Engineering Economics

Civil Engineering Analysis and Design - 38 credit hours
GE 101 Introduction to Engineering
CE 2001/3 Basic Surveying and Lab
CE 3603 Transportation Engineering
CE 3201/3 Civil Engineering Materials and Lab
CE 3501/3 Structural Analysis and Lab
CE 3101/3 Environmental Engineering and Lab
CE 3701/3 Soil Mechanics and Lab
CE 3521/3 Intro to Structural Design and Lab
CE 3301/3 Hydraulics and Lab
CE 4912 Civil Engineering Design Seminar
CE 4914 Civil Engineering Design

Civil Engineering Electives - 9 credit hours
Three Upper-Level Civil Engineering Elective Courses

Professional Development - 10 credit hours
One Business Elective (such as Accounting or Business Concepts)
GE 401 Professional Practice
Two Additional Upper Level Civil Engineering Elective Courses


Civil Engineering Curriculum flowchart
Civil Engineering curriculum flowchart