Jul 14, 2020
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction
Engineering, Engineering II, Room: 211
Lorrenza Vandiver, Lorrenza.Vandiver@ucf.edu
Dr. Kevin Mackie, Kevin.Mackie@ucf.edu
- Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following courses or their equivalents: MAC 2311C , MAC 2312 , PHY 2048C , and CHS 1440 or CHM 2045C or CHM 2040 AND CHM 2041 .
- Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must complete a change of major in the term of completion of the final pending prerequisite course(s) listed above.
Degree Requirements (128 Credit Hours)
- The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all engineering students to achieve a minimum 2.25 GPA in completing the courses from Basic Core Requirements, Advanced Core Requirements, Restricted Electives and Capstone Requirements listed below. Independent study courses generally do not satisfy major requirements.
- A “C” (2.0) or better is required in each pre-requisite course in Common Program Prerequisites, Advanced Core Requirements, and Capstone Requirements.
- Students in the Civil Engineering major are expected to make consistent good progress toward their degrees to remain enrolled in, or eligible for, any major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) or the College of Optics and Photonics (COP). Therefore,any student majoring in Civil Engineering who repeats any UCF course and does not earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better on the second attempt will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation does not receive a grade of “C” (2.0) or better by the third attempt in the same UCF course, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors. Any student majoring in Civil Engineering who has accumulated 7 or more unsuccessful attempts (i.e., grades below “C” (2.0) and withdrawals) over all courses taken at UCF will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation has a tenth unsuccessful attempt over all courses taken at UCF, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors.
- A student who is excluded from CECS and COP majors may seek readmission to a major in CECS or COP after at least one full year has passed since exclusion. Readmission is not automatic and is dependent upon a high probability of success after readmission. Any student who is readmitted to the Civil Engineering major will be subject to all probation conditions that applied at the time of exclusion.
General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)
The UCF General Education Program (GEP) is described in this catalog. Engineering students should closely study the requirements of the UCF GEP and the allowable substitutions detailed in paragraphs A. through E. below to minimize excess hours. Students transferring to UCF from within the Florida College Systems or State University System should complete the GEP and the Common Program Prerequisites before transferring.
Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)
Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)
Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)
Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)
Science Foundations (7 Credit Hours)
Science Foundation 2 (3 Credit Hours)
Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (19 Credit Hours)
These courses are specifically required for all engineering students of the Florida State University System. CPP courses are also available at other Florida postsecondary schools and may be transferred directly to UCF programs.
See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.
A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required in each course in this section.
Select one of the following sequences of courses:
or - First alternative: Select all of the following:
Core Requirements: Basic Level (2 Credit Hours)
Core Requirements: Advanced Level (60 Credit Hours)
1 A “C” (2.0) or better is required in this course.
Civil Engineering Depth Areas (12 Credit Hours)
- Select 2 of the following 5 sequences to complete
Geotechnical: (6 Credit Hours)
Water Resources: (6 Credit Hours)
Transportation: (6 Credit Hours)
Structures: (6 Credit Hours)
Mechanics: (6 Credit Hours)
Civil Engineering Depth Electives (6 Credit Hours)
- Take any of the courses not taken to complete a required depth area sequence OR from the following list:
Restricted Electives (3 Credit Hours)
- Students should consult the CECE website and their assigned academic advisor for a list of the approved technical electives and the terms when specific courses of this type are to be offered.
Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)
Design Specialization (3 Credit Hours)
1 A “C” (2.0) or better is required in this course. Choose one course from the following:
Capstone Course (3 Credit Hours)
Foreign Language Requirements
- Two years of foreign language in high school, or one year of foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.
- Civil engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam during their Senior year. Applications must be received by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers approximately 6 months in advance of your exam date.
Departmental Exit Requirements
University Minimum Exit Requirements
- A 2.0 UCF GPA
- 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
- 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
- 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
- A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
- Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.
Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 128
Honors In Major
- Engineering Leadership Certificate
- Courses transferred must be formally evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information (course syllabus) with his/her petition for this evaluation.
- EGS 1006C and EGN 1007C are required courses for incoming freshmen only. The credits for these two courses (one hour for each) may, with prior approval of the department academic advisor, be moved to the Restricted Elective area.
Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses
Program Academic Learning Compacts
- Part-Time Student: $43 per term
- Full-Time Student: $85 per term
Plan of Study (128 Credit Hours)
- The tentative course schedule listed below is a guide for those students who plan on completing their degree in four years. All engineering students should meet with their departmental academic advisor to develop and maintain an appropriate plan of study.
Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)
Freshman Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)
Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)
Sophomore Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)
Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)
Junior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)
Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)
Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)
- Approved Project Design Course Credit Hours: 3
- Depth Area 1, Course 2 Credit Hours: 3
- Depth Area 2, Course 2 Credit Hours: 3
- Depth Elective 1 Credit Hours: 3
- GEP Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)