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The College of Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering

Curriculum

Our curriculum was designed with help from a prestigious group of engineering educators. We've continued to update it to give our students the best education possible. Perhaps the most innovative part of the curriculum is the clinics, in which students get hands-on and real-world experience.

Two CEE curricula are given below, the Current curriculum and one for students who came to Rowan in Fall 2013 or earlier. Check out minimum grade requirements and course pre-reqs.

For students entering Fall 2014 or Later:

Curriculum - Civil & Environmental Engineering
 
First Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Freshman Engineering Clinic I (2) Freshman Engineering Clinic II (2)
Composition I (3) Introduction to Scientific Programming (3)
Calculus I (4)* Calculus II (4)*
General Education Course (3) Introduction to Infrastructure (2)
Chemistry I (4) Intro to Mechanics (Phys) (4)
Hours = 16 Hours = 16
 
Second Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Sophomore Engineering Clinic I (4) Sophomore Engineering Clinic II (4)
Calculus III (4)* Math for Eng. Analysis I (4)*
Chemistry II or Intro to Elec/Mag (Phys) (4) Field Surveying (2) & Engineering Graphics (2)
Statics (2) Dynamics (2)
Civil Engineering Systems (3) Solid Mechanics (2)
Hours = 17 Hours = 16
 
Third Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Junior Engineering Clinic I (2) Junior Engineering Clinic II (2)
Structural Analysis (3) Analysis and Design of Steel Frames (3)
Environmental Engineering I (3) Sustainable Civil & Environmental Engineering (3)
Fluid Mechanics I (2) Water Resources Engineering (3)
Material Science (2) Transportation Engineering (3)
Civil Engineering Materials (2) Geotechnical Engineering (3)
Microeconomics (Econ 04102) (3)  
Hours = 17 Hours = 17
 
Fourth Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Senior Engineering Clinic I (2) Senior Engineering Clinic II (2)
Civil Engineering Design Project I (2) Civil Engineering Design Project II (2)
Civil Engineering Practice (1) CEE Elective (3)
CEE Elective (3) CEE Elective (3)
CEE Elective Technical Elective (3)
General Education Course (3) General Education Course (3)
General Education Course (3)  
Hours =16 Hours =16
Total Hours = 131  

For students entering Fall 2013 or Earlier:

Curriculum - Civil & Environmental Engineering
 
First Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Freshman Engineering Clinic I (2) Freshman Engineering Clinic II (2)
Composition I (3) Introduction to Scientific Programming (3)
Calculus I (4)* Calculus II (4)*
General Education Course (3) General Education Course (3)
Chemistry I (4) Intro to Mechanics (Phys) (4)
Hours = 16 Hours = 16
 
Second Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Sophomore Engineering Clinic I (4) Sophomore Engineering Clinic II (4)
Calculus III (4)* Math for Eng. Analysis I (4)*
Chemistry II or Intro to Elec/Mag (Phys) (4) Field Surveying (2) & Engineering Graphics (2)
Statics (2) Dynamics (2)
Civil Engineering Systems (3) Solid Mechanics (2)
Hours = 17 Hours = 16
 
Third Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Junior Engineering Clinic I (2) Junior Engineering Clinic II (2)
Structural Analysis (3) Analysis and Design of Steel Frames (3)
Environmental Engineering I (3) Sustainable Civil & Environmental Engineering (3)
Fluid Mechanics I (2) Water Resources Engineering (3)
Material Science (2) Transportation Engineering (3)
Civil Engineering Materials (2) Geotechnical Engineering (3)
Microeconomics (Econ 04102) (3)  
Hours = 17 Hours = 17
 
Fourth Year
Fall Courses Spring Courses
Senior Engineering Clinic I (2) Senior Engineering Clinic II (2)
Civil Engineering Design Project I (2) Civil Engineering Design Project II (2)
Civil Engineering Practice (3) CEE Elective (3)
CEE Elective (3) CEE Elective (3)
CEE Elective Technical Elective (3)
General Education Course (3) General Education Course (3)
Hours =16 Hours =16
Total Hours = 131  

 

*Student who started in Fall 2013 or before can take Acc Calc I, Acc Calc II, MEA I, and MEA II. Any student can take the alternative sequence of Cacl I, Calc II, Calc II, Linear Algebra, Ordinatry Differential Equations.

General Education Courses (Gen Ed)

Engineers have different general education (GEN ED) requirements from the rest of the University; you have four elective Gen Ed courses. Two must be history, humanities, or languages (HHL), one must be social and behavioral science (SBS) and one must be in the arts (ACE). Most CEE first-year students take Intro to Mapping, which is an SBS. Of those four GEN ED courses one must also be multicultural and global (M/G or MCUL) and one must also be literature intensive (LIT). It is possible to find a single course that is both M/G and LIT. While M/Gs are well distributed through the HHLs, SBSs and ARTs, LITs are concentrated mostly in HHLs.

To find courses with the attributes HHL, SBS, ACE, LIT, or MCUL (M/G) go to the Section Tally. After selecting the appropriate term, select an appropriate ATTRIBUTE field, click search, and scroll down the page. Selecting LIT or MCUL in the Attribute field will produce a smaller list of courses. Once you find a course you are interested in, click on the CRN link on the left to go to the "Class Schedule Listing" for the course. Look in the "Attributes:" list to see all of the course attributes. For example if you started looking up LIT courses, you might look to see if the selected course is an HHL. You can find prerequisites by clicking on the course title link near the top of the class schedule listing (which takes you to the "Detailed Class Information" page).

Introduction to Scientific Programming

Students with a good background in programming can substitute Computer Science & Programming (4) if desired.

Students who intend to take Chemistry II may wish to take Scientific Programming (ir Computer Science & Programming) in the Fall. See below.

Chemistry II or Intro to Elec/Mag (Phys)

Because more sections of Chemistry II are offered in Spring, students who select it are advised to take it in the Spring of Freshman year and Scientific Programing in the Fall of Sophomore year. Students selecting Intro to Elec/Mag (Phys) should stick to the curriculum as shown above, i.e., take Scientific Programing in the Spring of Freshman year and Intro to Elec/Mag (Phys) in the Fall of Sophomore year.

Technical Elective

CEE majors take a technical elective in the senior year. A technical elective can be any 300 level or higher engineering course in any discipline (CEE, ChE, ME, ECE), not including courses taken to meet the CEE electives requirement. A technical elective can also be any 300 level or higher course taken from any of the following areas, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Anthropology, Geology, Mathematics. An example of a technical elective taken outside the college of engineering is Geographic Information Systems I (06.360). Your adviser must approve your technical elective and can help you find a good one.

CEE Electives

Each student selects 4 CEE Electives in their Senior year. They must choose CEE Elective courses so that they complete at least 2 courses in 4 of the five areas offered by CEE at Rowan (Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Transportation, and Water Resources). As part of your non-elective classes you take 2 structural courses (Structural Analysis and Design & Analysis and Design of Steel Frames), 2 environmental courses (Environmental Engineering I & II), 1 geotech courses (Geotechnical Engineering), 1 transportation course (Transportation Engineering) and 1 water resources course (Water Resources engineering), so you already have two courses in structures and environmental.

There are three options for choosing your four CEE Electives:

Structural Emphasis - Take two Structural electives and an elective from two of the following, Geotechnical, Transportation, and Water Resources (e.g., one Geotechnical and one Transportation).

Environmental Emphasis - Take two Environmental electives and an elective from two of the following areas, Geotechnical, Transportation, and Water Resources (e.g., one Water Resources and one Transportation).

No Emphasis - Take any four CEE electives from the Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Transportation, or Water Resources areas, as long as they include electives from at least two of the following areas, Geotechnical, Transportation, or Water Resources (e.g., one from Water Resources and one from Geotechnical and two from any area).

Minimum Grade Requirements

Students are required to obtain a C- or better in Calc I, Calc II, Calc III & MEA I (or Acc Calc I, Acc Calc II & MEA I for students following the previous math sequence).

The table below shows additional courses that must be passed with a grade of C- or better (first column) in order to take subsequent courses (second column), for students entering Fall 2007 or later.

Prerequisite Course(s)

Course(s) affected

Advanced College Chemistry I (06.105) or

Chemistry I (06.100)

Environmental Engineering I (08.311)

Environmental Engineering I (08.311)

Environmental Engineering II (08.312)

Fluid Mechanics (01.341)

Water Resources Engineering (08.342)

Solid Mechanics (01.272)

Civil Engineering Materials (08.301); Structural Analysis and Design (08.382); Geotechnical Engineering (08.351)

Geotechnical Engineering (08.351)

Foundation Engineering for Seniors (08.452); Earth Retaining Systems for Seniors (08.453)