West Texas A&M University

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Civil Engineering Program Information

Department of Engineering and Computer Science

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Major in Civil Engineering (Major Code: 130)

A student must complete a minimum of 127 semester credit hours to include at least 36 advanced hours.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum” section of this catalog.  Students must take ENGL 2311 (Introduction to Technical and Professional Communication) from communication, MATH 2413 (Calculus I) from mathematics and PHYS 2425, 2426 (Engineering Physics I and II) from natural sciences.

Civil Engineering Requirements

      • ENGR 1171, 1201, 1304, 2301, 2302, 3202; MENG 3340, 4304, CENG 2361, 3321, 3331, 3341, 3351, 3362 4372 and 4380.

     • CHEM 1411, 1412, PHYS 2425, 2426, CS 1315, MATH 2413, 2414, 3340, 3342.

     • One CENG Structural Design elective (3 hours).

     • One CENG general elective (3 hours).

     • One CENG design elective (3 hours).

     • One ENGR (including ET or MENG) elective (3 hours)

     • One hour upper-level MATH/PHYS electives or statistics selected from MATH 3311, 3343, 4340, 4341, 4361, 4362, PHYS 3310, 4310      and 4330.

     • One elective from GEOL, CS or ET.

Program Outcomes

Faculty members use the program educational outcomes todevelop the topics covered and assignments in each course. By the

time of graduation, civil engineering students will be able to:

     1. Apply science, mathematics and modern engineering tools and techniques to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.

     2. Design structural components or systems, individually or on interdisciplinary teams, and effectively communicate those designs in both       technical and non-technical forums.

     3. Collect, analyze and interpret data from prescribed and self-designed experimental procedures and formally communicate the results.

     4. Apply a broad-based educational experience to understand the interaction of engineering solutions with contemporary business, economic and social issues.

     5. Recognize that ethical behavior and continuous acquisition of knowledge are fundamental attributes of successful civil engineering professionals.

     6. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.

Admission Requirements for Pre-Engineering and Civil Engineering

All civil engineering students must meet WTAMU admission standards as outline in this catalog. Upon admission to the University, all students would be eligible to engage in and complete the first two years of the Engineering Program.  In the semester during which the student would complete the pre-engineering sequence (cited below), the student may petition for admittance into the Civil Engineering Program. Every student enrolled in civil engineering courses must first be admitted into the Civil Engineering Program or receive special permission from the department head.

Criteria for Admission into Civil Engineering Program

     • Overall GPA of at least 2.25.

    • Completion of the pre-engineering sequence— MATH 2413, 2414, PHYS 2425, 2426, ENGR 1201, 1304, 2301, 2302, with a GPA of at least 2.75.

     • Successfully complete the entrance interview with adviser.

Students pursuing a civil engineering degree who do not meet the aforementioned criteria are to be listed as pre-engineering (major code 128) students. Students must appeal to the major department for any exceptions to this requirement.


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