The civil engineering curriculum emphasizes practicality and design, supported by a strong background in scientific and mathematical concepts. The undergraduate program provides a broad background in all aspects of civil engineering, providing our graduates with the flexibility to practice in any of the specialties or to pursue an advanced degree. The program provides an opportunity to get hands-on experience with classes in surveying as well as laboratories in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, soil mechanics, mechanics of materials, structures, steel, and reinforced concrete design. Engineering design experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum beginning with the freshman engineering courses and extending through the last semester of the senior year. Design courses provide working experience with computer software used in the profession. Group and team projects prepare the student for real world engineering experiences.
The Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives
The Civil Engineering undergraduate program has established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the mission of the University and the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering and that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation. Civil Engineering program graduates will:
- Be productive in the civil engineering profession or other professional fields;
- Uphold the code of ethics of the profession and be cognizant of social equity issues in the practice of civil engineering;
- Further develop their professional and technical skills through graduate studies and continuing education;
- Be involved with civil engineering professional organizations; and
- Exhibit leadership in the practice of civil engineering.
To accomplish these program educational objectives, analysis and design courses in the fields of environmental, geotechnical, hydraulic, structural, and water resources engineering are offered in additional to preparatory courses in oral and written communications, mathematics, sciences, and basic mechanics. A broad base of theory and design is provided along with discussion of current issues and practices of the profession. Through class assignments, students will become proficient in the use of computers and pertinent software, spreadsheets, presentations, drawing, and geographical information system (GIS) programs. Integrated with these courses is the University core curriculum.
The Civil Engineering undergraduate program has established the following student outcomes:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Civil Engineering Curriculum
(131 S.H. Required)
Students who are currently enrolled in another major at LMU, but are interested in changing their major to CIVL, must complete CHEM 111 , CHEM 114 ; ENGR 200 ; MATH 131 , MATH 132 ; and PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course before being considered. Final approval of the transfer request resides with the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department.
(131 semester hours required)
The program shown below is the recommended sequence for a major in civil engineering. A customized program is available in consultation with your faculty advisor, although it must meet minimum ABET-related standards. Students may focus in one or more areas of civil engineering by selecting a minimum of three electives in a particular area of concentration. Electives cannot count for any more than one area of concentration. Selected elective courses will be offered during each academic year.
A minimum of 32 semester hours of science and math, and 48 semester hours of engineering topics are required.
Lower Division Requirements:
Upper Division Requirements:
Civil Engineering Four-Year Plan
Total Semester Hours: 131 semester hours
Electives/Areas of Concentration
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