B.S. in Civil Engineering

Students will:

  • Have an ability to to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Have an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Have an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Have an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  • Have an ability to generate engineering drawings using modern graphical tools common to civil engineering.

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Communication Theory & Skills (COM 122, COM 219, COM 221)9
Lower-Level Humanities3
Lower-Level Social Sciences3
Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences3
Computer Science (EGR 115)3
Mathematics (MA 241 & MA 242)8
Physical and Life Sciences (PS 150, PS 160 & BIO 120L OR PS 224L)7
Total Credits39
Program Requirements
UNIV 101College Success1
MA 243Calculus and Analytical Geometry III4
MA 345Differential Equations and Matrix Methods4
MA 412Probability and Statistics3
Physical Science
CHM 110General Chemistry I3
CHM 110LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
BIO 120Foundations of Biology I3
or GEO 215 Introduction to Geoscience
or PS 224 Astronomy
Civil Engineering Core
CIV 140Engineering Measurements1
CIV 140LEngineering Measurements Laboratory1
CIV 222Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
CIV 304Structural Analysis3
CIV 307Civil Engineering Materials I3
CIV 307LCivil Engineering Materials I Laboratory1
CIV 311Introduction to Transportation Engineering3
CIV 320Soil Mechanics3
CIV 320LSoil Mechanics Laboratory1
CIV 437Water Resources and Hydrology3
CIV 471Senior Design Preliminary Design3
CIV 481Senior Design Final Design4
CIV 490The Civil Engineering Profession1
Engineering Core
EGR 101Introduction to Engineering2
EGR 120Graphical Communications3
ES 201Statics3
ES 202Solid Mechanics3
ES 204Dynamics3
ES 309Fluid Dynamics3
Civil Environmental Engineering Elective
CIV 415Sustainable Food Production and Aquaponics3
or CIV 417 Air Pollution
or CIV 499 Directed Design Project
Civil Engineering Electives9
Transportation Electives
CIV 330Computer Applications in Transportation3
or CIV 443 Traffic Data Collection Method and Computer Application in Traffic Engineering
or CIV 447 Airport Design I
or CIV 457 Airport Design II
or CIV 499 Directed Design Project
Geotechnical Elective
CIV 421Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering3
or CIV 422 Design of Pavement Structures
or CIV 424 Rehabilitation of Pavement Structures
or CIV 499 Directed Design Project
Structures Elective
CIV 431Reinforced Concrete Design3
or CIV 432 Structural Steel Design
or CIV 499 Directed Design Project
Technical Elective3
Total Credits90
Total Degree Credits129

Suggested Plan of Study

Students should be aware that several courses in each academic year may have prerequisites and/or corequisites. Check the course descriptions at the back of this catalog before registering for classes to ensure requisite sequencing.

See the Common Year One outline in the Engineering Fundamentals Program Introduction.

Year One
See the Common Year One outline in the College of Engineering introduction. 33
 Credits Subtotal33.0
Year Two
BIO 120 Foundations of Biology I 3
Introduction to Geoscience
BIO 120L Foundations of Biology I Laboratory 1
Introductory General Astronomy Laboratory
CIV 140 Engineering Measurements 1
CIV 140L Engineering Measurements Laboratory 1
CIV 222 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
COM 221 Technical Report Writing 3
ES 201 Statics 3
ES 202 Solid Mechanics 3
MA 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
MA 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
PS 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
 Credits Subtotal29.0
Year Three
CIV 304 Structural Analysis 3
CIV 307 Civil Engineering Materials I 3
CIV 307L Civil Engineering Materials I Laboratory 1
CIV 311 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
CIV 320 Soil Mechanics 3
CIV 320L Soil Mechanics Laboratory 1
Civil Structures Elective 3
COM 219 Speech 3
ES 204 Dynamics 3
Civil Environmental Engineering Elective 3
Civil Transportation Elective 3
Humanities or Social Sciences Lower-Level or Upper-Level Elective 3
 Credits Subtotal32.0
Year Four
CIV 437 Water Resources and Hydrology 3
CIV 471 Senior Design Preliminary Design 3
CIV 481 Senior Design Final Design 4
CIV 490 The Civil Engineering Profession 1
MA 412 Probability and Statistics 3
ES 309 Fluid Dynamics 3
Civil Geotechnical Elective 3
Civil Engineering Electives 9
Humanities or Social Sciences Upper-Level Elective 3
Technical Electives 3
 Credits Subtotal35.0
 Credits Total: 129.0

Course List

Civil Transportation Electives
CIV 330Computer Applications in Transportation2
CIV 443Traffic Data Collection Method and Computer Application in Traffic Engineering3
CIV 447Airport Design I3
CIV 457Airport Design II3
CIV 499Directed Design Project1-6
Civil Structures Electives
CIV 431Reinforced Concrete Design3
CIV 432Structural Steel Design3
CIV 499Directed Design Project1-6
Civil Geotechnical Electives
CIV 421Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering3
CIV 422Design of Pavement Structures3
CIV 424Rehabilitation of Pavement Structures3
CIV 499Directed Design Project1-6
Civil Environmental Electives
CIV 415Sustainable Food Production and Aquaponics3
CIV 417Air Pollution3
CIV 499Directed Design Project1-6
Technical Electives
All CIV courses are acceptable. Other courses are to be selected from an approved list of courses maintained by the Civil Engineering program coordinator.
Up to 3 credits of Co-operative education may be used as Technical elective credits with department or Co-op advisor approval.