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University of Pittsburgh    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 17, 2021
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Civil Engineering

The following areas of concentration are available for Civil Engineering students:

Construction Management  

Environmental Engineering  

Geotechnical Engineering  

Structural Engineering  

Transportation Engineering  

Water Resources Engineering  

The civil engineer may focus in environmental control and in the development or redevelopment of a geographic area through overall planning, as well as in the design, construction, and operation of structures and facilities for public and private use. Included in the broad field of civil engineering are the following: buildings, bridges, and industrial installations; soil mechanics and foundations; transportation, including highways, traffic, airports, and harbors; hydraulic engineering, including irrigation; water resources, including power plants and dams; water supply; waste disposal; air pollution; hazardous and solid wastes; and environmental sanitation. Modern-day requirements have necessitated involvement in the medical and dental fields, oceanography, polar exploration, energy resources, and the space effort.

The curriculum focuses on the electives available for designing individualized programs suited to the student’s career goals. Emphasis is placed on societal needs and ways of meeting those needs. Thus, graduates are prepared to begin work in any of the several branches of civil engineering or to continue their education at the graduate level.

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum

Credits: 17

Credits: 18

Credits: 15

Credits: 15

Seventh Term

  • CEE-Design Elective - 3 Credits*
  • CEE-Design Elective - 3 Credits*
  • CEE-Design Elective - 3 Credits*
  • Engineering Elective - 3 Credits
  • Humanities/Social Science Elective - 3 Credits

Credits: 15

Credits: 15


*Design Electives are: (CEE 1340  or CEE 1341 ), ( CEE 1410  or CEE 1401 ), (CEE 1505 , CEE 1513  or CEE 1515 ), (CEE 1714  , CEE 1715 CEE 1717 , CEE 1718 , CEE 1821 , or CEE 2814 ). One course from each group is required.

**Any non-required CEE undergraduate courses, Mining Engineering Courses with the ENGR classification, 2000 level CEE graduate courses - and any ENGR course offered by the CEE Department are suitable for CEE Electives.

Minimum Grade Requirements

ENGR 0131  and ENGR 0141  must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher. CEE 1330 , CEE 1402 , CEE 1503 , CEE 1811  must be passed with a grade of “C-” or higher. All design electives must be passed with a grade of “C-” or higher.

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