Major: Civil Engineering (CE)
Accredited by ABET (see inside front cover)
Offered by: School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
221 Hollister Hall, 255.3412, www.cee.cornell.edu
We are dedicated to providing the highest-quality broad-based technical, scientific, and
liberal education. We create and maintain an outstanding educational program in a
climate that fosters diverse skills designed for professional success. Our objectives are to
prepare our students for:
- excellence in engineering decision-making and design,
- leadership careers in engineering practice,
- graduate professional engineering education,
- advanced study and research in engineering, and
- diverse, alternative career choices.
- ENGRD 2020: Mechanics of Solids (required)
- ENGRD 2110: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures (recommended for students interested in transportation systems engineering)
- ENGRD 2210: Thermodynamics (recommended for students interested in fluid mechanics and hydraulics/hydrology)
- ENGRD 2510: Engineering for a Sustainable Society (recommended for students interested in environmental engineering)
- ENGRD 2610: Mechanical Properties of Materials: From Nanodevices to Superstructures (recommended for students interested in structural and geotechnical engineering)
- ENGRD 3200d,f: Engineering Computation (recommended for all students)
Required Major Courses
- MAE 2030: Dynamics or
- CEE 4780e: Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
- ENGRD 3200d,f: Engineering Computation
- CEE 3040g: Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering
- CEE 3230: Engineering Economics and Management
- CEE 3310: Fluid Mechanics
- CEE 3410: Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
- CEE 3510h,i: Environmental Quality Engineering
- CEE 3610h,i: Introduction to Transportation Engineering
- CEE 3710 i: Structural Modeling and Behavior
- Technical writing course (see listing of approved courses in Courses of Study)j
- One CEE Capstone Design Electivek
- Two CEE Design Electivesk
- Two Major-approved electivesk
- Two approved electives
- One additional science coursem
- May substitute CHEM 2080 or CHEM 1570 for PHYS 2214.
- Recommended: ENGRD 2610 for civil infrastructure; ENGRD 2210 for hydraulics; ENGRD 2110 for transportation; ENGRD 2510 for environmental; ENGRD 3200 for all students.
- In addition to the first-year writing seminars, a technical writing course must be taken as an engineering distribution, liberal studies, approved elective, or Major course.
- Students using this course as a second engineering distribution must take an additional Major-approved elective.
- MAE 2030 may be taken in the second year, but CEE 4780 should not be taken until the third or fourth year.
- ENGRD 3200 may be taken in semester 4 or 6.
- ENGRD 2700: Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics may be accepted (by petition) as a substitute for CEE 3040 in the Major, but only if taken before affiliation, or in some special cases where co-op or study abroad programs necessitate such a substitution.
- Students interested in pursuing a concentration in civil infrastructure (geotechnical and structural engineering) may substitute either CEE 3720: Intermediate Solid Mechanics or CEE 4710: Fundamentals of Structural Mechanics for either CEE 3510 or CEE 3610, if they also complete either CEE 4730: Design of Concrete Structures or CEE 4740: Introduction to the Behavior of Metal Structures. However, CEE 3720 or CEE 4710 then counts as a core course only and not as a CEE Design Elective or Major-approved elective.
- Students may take CEE 3510, 3610, or 3710 in semester 4, depending on their interests.
- If the technical writing requirement is met with a course that fulfills another requirement (liberal studies, Major-approved elective, etc.), then the student must take an additional elective approved by their faculty advisor.
- To be chosen from lists available in the CE Undergraduate Office, 221 Hollister Hall. Lists of suggested courses are available for students interested in structural engineering, transportation engineering, fluid mechanics/hydrology, geotechnical engineering, water resources and environmental systems engineering, and environmental engineering.
- The Major program includes nine (9) credits of courses outside the Major. This group of courses may include ENGRD 2020, MAE 2030, one engineering distribution or elective, and/or a CE Major course outside the Major disciplinary area.
- Students must take one (1) additional basic science course in addition to the required physics and chemistry sequence. Courses meeting this requirement include: BIOG 1440, BIOEE 1610, BIOMG 1350, and EAS 2200, 3030, 3050, 3410, 3420, and 3530. Students may petition to have other courses approved. (Note: This course may simultaneously satisfy another requirement, such as an approved elective.)