The Department of Civil Engineering provides an undergraduate program of study in the planning, design, and management of civil infrastructure and service systems. Each student receives a broad, professional education in all fundamental areas of civil engineering, however, specialty areas of study offered include transportation engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, and construction engineering and management. The specific aims of the Department's undergraduate program are to:
Establish a Civil Engineering Program of the first rank.
Instill in its students the confidence and competence required to meet the challenges associated with careers in engineering.
Produce competitive engineers who have negotiated a well-balanced curriculum based on regional and national accreditation guidelines.
Exhibit educational leadership in accomplishing the task of increasing the representation of African Americans and others who are underrepresented among engineering professionals.
Morgan State University is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Civil Engineering program was founded in September 1984. The civil engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accredited Commission of ABET.
The Program Educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering Department are to:
Assume managerial and/or leadership roles in their chosen professional careers within six years of graduation (e.g. project manager, project engineer, etc).
Be employed and function well in the civil engineering system and processes, and STEM-related areas.
Make contributions that advance the current state-of-the-practice in technology and/or research of civil engineering systems and processes; and
Continue their professional development through continuous improvement and life-long learning (e.g. graduate school, professional engineering (PE) licensure, professional certifications, etc.).
Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering
A minimum of 120 credit hours is required to graduate with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.). These credit hours are distributed as follows:
General Education & University Requirements: 45
Mathematics and Science Requirements: 25
Engineering Requirements: 50
Civil engineering students at the Department of Civil Engineering, Morgan State University must complete a capstone project (CEGR 492 and CEGR 493) as a graduation requirement. This course aims at keeping pace with the expectation of the profession and the society our graduates will serve and particularly, meet the standard of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, USA.
The main objective is to enable students to experience real-life engineering problem solving, design, teamwork, project execution, and management. To satisfy program and accreditation requirements, the projects must have certain components such as problem definition, research, scheduling, solution analysis, design and communication of results. To better prepare students for their unique future roles as civil engineers in the industry and field, most capstone projects involve working with faculty, industry advisory board members, and civil engineers in the field. Project selection criteria include a mandatory design component, a reasonable project schedule, site visit, realistic stakeholder expectations and a good match with the expertise of the faculty advisors. Multidisciplinary projects may include students from at least two engineering programs or can include students and advisors from other programs.