Undergraduate Plan of Study

Students admitted Fall 2019 or later, please refer to the updated plan of study page .

Our BS degree curriculumPDF File Opens in new window  includes 81 units in the major, 24 General Education units, 15 units of electives and all university  requirements. When selecting courses, students need to consult with a faculty adviser. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced. 

All required courses toward the degree must be taken for a letter grade. All required mathematics and science courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better. The exception is MATH 150AOpens in new window , which must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better. Graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students without department approval. A GPA of 2.0 or better is required for the major. 

Coursework taken at another college or university in which “C-” (1.7) or lower grade was earned will not be substituted for the major courses.

Students are required to obtain department preapproval before registering for courses at another college or university. No more than a total of 12 units can be transferred to replace 300- or 400-level major courses.

Students wishing to earn an Architectural Engineering Emphasis must fulfill the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. When choosing their electives, they must consult with an adviser. At the minimum student with Architectural Engineering, emphasis must take EGCE 463, EGCE 493, and EGCE 496.

The program course flowchart PDF File Opens in new window  for BS in Civil Engineering lists the required courses as a function of the semester.

Students are encouraged to make their study plan in consultation with the advisor using the study plan templateOpens in new window

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The following is a suggested 8-semester layout of courses for the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Six units from the courses marked with star (*) must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to meet upper division writing requirement.  

Semester Courses

Semester 1 

(14 units)

Oral Communications elective (3) (GE A.1Opens in new window )
American Government (3)  (GE D.3Opens in new window )

Semester 2 

(17 units)

American History, Institutions and Values (3) (GE D.2Opens in new window )

Semester 3 

(17 units)

Semester 4 

(16 units)

Semester 5 

(16 units)

Semester 6 

(14 units)

Semester 7 

(13 units)

Explorations in the Arts and Humanities (3) [Any upper division course in GE C.3Opens in new window ]
EGCE 418 - Foundation Design (3)Opens in new window
EGCE 428L - Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory (1)Opens in new window  *
EGCE Technical Electives (6) 

Semester 8 

(13 units)

CEE Technical Elective Courses
EGCE 411 - Structural Dynamics (3)Opens in new window  
EGCE 435 - Design of Hydraulic Structures (3)Opens in new window
EGCE 436 - Engineering Hydrology (3)Opens in new window
EGCE 462 - Transportation Systems Analysis and Planning (3) 
EGCE 463 - Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design (3)Opens in new window
EGCE 466 - Public Transit Systems Planning and Operations (3)
EGCE 470 - Project Management and Construction Engineering Practices (3) *
EGCE 472 - Construction Project Scheduling, Estimating and Bidding (3)
EGCE 474 - Artificial Intelligence in Construction Engineering(3)
EGCE 481A - Solid Waste Management and Air Pollution Control (3)
EGCE 482A - Water Quality Engineering (3)
EGCE 483 -  Environmental System Modeling and Simulation (3)
EGCE 490 - Senior Seminar in Engineering (1)Opens in new window
EGCE 493 - Structural Systems Emphasis on Highrise Structures (3)Opens in new window
EGCE 496 - Architectural Design (3)Opens in new window
EGCE 497 - Senior Projects (1-3)Opens in new window
EGCE 499 - Independent Study (1-3)Opens in new window