BSc in Civil Engineering


Program Description


The mission of the Benedictine College School of Engineering is to provide a multidisciplinary engineering undergraduate education built on an authentically Catholic liberal arts foundation. Graduates of the program will be professionals who are excellent problem solvers, committed to the highest ethical standards and proficient communicators. They will understand the role of engineering as a profession and their duty, as engineers, to promote the common good of society.

The Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. As they continue to develop the engineering program, a fee of $150 per semester is charged to each student to help support the continued improvement of the engineering program.

Degree Objectives

  • Balanced & Responsible: Graduates will maintain a balanced lifestyle pursuing what is good, true, and beautiful. As they live out their vocation, they will contribute significantly to personal, family, workplace, community, and church endeavors.
  • Competent & Creative: Graduates will demonstrate technical knowledge and expertise in their profession and will innovate beyond the state of the art.
  • Communicate & Lead: Graduates will demonstrate interpersonal and professional skills so as to effectively lead teams and projects of substantial size.

Career Opportunities

  • The median annual wage for civil engineers was $84,770 in May 2017.
  • Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology.

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Freshman Year

ENGR-1200 Introduction to Engineering 2
PHYS-2100 Classical Physics I 4
CHEM-1200 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-1201 General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH-1300 Calculus I 4
EXSC-1115 Wellness for Life 1
GNST-1000 BC Experience 1
Total 16
ENGR-1100 Technical Drawing 2
PHYS-2110 Classical Physics II 4
CHEM-1210 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-1211 General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH-1350 Calculus II 4
ENGL-1010 English Composition 3
Total 17

Sophomore Year

ENGR-2000 Computer App in Engineering 2
ENGR-2300 Statics 3
CIVL-2130/40 General Surveying/Lab 3
MATH-2300 Calculus III 4
PHIL-1750 Principles of Nature 3
THEO-1100 Introduction to Theology 3
Total 18
ENGR-2310 Dynamics 3
ENGR-2320 Mechanics of Materials 3
MATH-3100 Differential Equations 3
Aesthetic Experience 3
CIVL-2020 Intro to Digital Terrain Modeling 1
PHIL-3250 Ethics 3
EXSC Activity Course 1
Total 17

Junior Year

CIVL-3510 Structural Mechanics 4
ENGR-3150 Statistical Data Analysis 4
ENGR-3300 Fluid Mechanics 3
THEO-2000 Christian Moral Life 3
CIVL-4120 Soil Mechanics 3
Total 17
CIVL-4510 Steel Design 3
CIVL-4310 Environmental Engineering 3
CIVL-4230 Hydraulic Engineering 3
Historical Foundation 3
CIVL-4140 Foundation Engineering 3
Faith Foundation 3
Total 18

Senior Year

CIVL-4600 Civil Engineering Design I 2
CIVL-4530 Reinforced Concrete 3
ENGR-3400 Engineering Lab I 2
Foreign Language 4
CIVL-4210 Hydrology 3
Total 17
CIVL-4610 Civil Engineering Design II 2
Basic Science Elective 4
CIVL-4160 Transportation Engineering 3
CIVL-3010 Soil Mech. & Civil Materials Lab 2
Foreign Language 4
ENGR-3170 Engineering Econ. & Society 3
Total 18

Final Semester

CIVL-4700 Civil Engineering Seminar 1
CIVL-3020 Env. & Hyd. Engineering Lab 2
CIVL-COMP Senior Comp Examination cr
Engineering Elective 3
Civil Engineering Technical Elective 3
Philosophical Inquiry 3
Historical Foundation 3
Aesthetic Experience 3
Total 18

Total Program Credits: 156

Last updated Jun 2019

About the School

Heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, Benedictine College’s mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a com ... Read More

Heir to the 1500 years of Benedictine dedication to learning, Benedictine College’s mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Read less