Civil engineering degree requirements

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Civil engineering degree requirements

Civil engineers work on construction, renovation, and rebuilding projects. They often work alongside architects, technologists, and other industry professionals. Engineers may alternate time between working in an office and visiting sites. Duties may range from reviewing government regulations and city ordinances to designing highways. A bachelor's degree from an accredited program is the minimum requirement for most civil engineering jobs.

High school students may consider advanced courses in mathematics, such as calculus and trigonometry to prepare for college.

All the graduate degrees require minimum 24 credit hours of graduate level coursework. The Master’s degree with a thesis-option requires 24 credit hours of coursework and submission of a thesis.   In the case of non-thesis option, apart from 30 credit hours of coursework it is necessary to submit a final project report.

 For those admitted with a Bachelor’s degree, the Ph.D. degree requires 36 credit hours of coursework, passing comprehensive and qualifying examinations, and defending a dissertation. For those who receive admission  with an approved Master’s  degree, the only exception is that up to 24 credit 


Graduate School.

 No course, if counted towards undergraduate credit, irrespective of its level, can be transferred for graduate credit

After completing core course requirements, civil engineering students delve into advanced topics, such as thermodynamics and structural analysis. Courses may include the completion of a design project, in which students assess structural integrity of materials. This may require the use of CAD programs to test their designs.

Most programs generally require students to complete laboratory courses in which they analyse substances ranging from soil to concrete. These courses help students identify basic properties of materials, as well as potential problems from using them.


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