Civil Engineering

The civil engineering major prepares you for a career developing environmentally sustainable infrastructure and leading teams that address related concerns.

Preparing You For Success

You build a strong background in math, natural sciences, engineering and leadership while exploring structures, water resources, environmental engineering, transportation design and other related fields. To focus your career path, you can add a concentration in internationalization, sustainability or infrastructure. The degree concludes with a yearlong senior design project for a local business. Beyond the classroom, you can apply knowledge to internships, student organizations, community service and research opportunities.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Networking and professional development through the department’s annual job fair, 16 engineering student organizations and seven honor societies
  • Opportunities to test your skills against other college engineering students at national events such as the annual ASCE concrete canoe and steel bridge competition
  • Community engagement through Habitat For Humanity design work and Bridge Pals outreach to Peoria-area schools
  • Research mentored by faculty

Making Your Mark

A civil engineering degree is valuable for business and government positions in environmental engineering, transportation, highway and pavement design, and geotechnical engineering. It’s also valuable if you’re interested in law school or leadership in businesses or nonprofits. In recent years, almost all CE majors found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation.

Accreditation

Bradley's civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Major Requirements

Required Courses

  • CE 100: Intro. to Civil Engineering - 1 hr.
  • CE 150: Mechanics I - 3 hrs.
  • CE 205: Computing in Civil Engineering - 1 hr.
  • CE 250: Mechanics II - 3 hrs.
  • CE 224: CADD - 3 hrs.
  • CE 210: Numerical Methods in CE - 3 hrs.
  • CE 270: Mechanics of Materials - 3 hrs.
  • CE 260: Fluid Mechanics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 359: Structural Analysis - 4 hrs.
  • CE 360: Introduction to Environmental Engineering - 4 hrs.
  • CE 350: Geotechnical Engineering - 4 hrs.
  • CE 383: Ethics and Sustainability – 1 hr.
  • CE 310: Probability, Statistics and Decision Making in CE - 3 hrs.
  • CE 393: Sustainability and Public Policy - 2 hrs.
  • CE 365: Reinforced Concrete Design - 4 hrs.
  • CE 356: Pavement Design - 4 hrs.
  • CE 422: Foundation Analysis and Design - 3 hrs.
  • CE 480: Transportation Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • CE 442: Design of Steel Structures - 3 hrs.
  • CE 493: Senior Design Project I - 2 hrs.
  • CE 498: CE Design Project II - 3 hrs.
  • CON 132: Construction Graphics - 2 hrs.
  • CON 326: Construction Estimating - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 110: General Chemistry I - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 111: General Chemistry I Lab - 1 hr.
  • MTH 223: Calculus III - 4 hrs.
  • MTH 224: Differential Equations - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 305: Technical Writing - 3 hrs.

Technical Electives - 15 hrs.

  • CE 481: Projects I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 482: Projects II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 491: Special Topics I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 492: Special Topics II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 591: Advanced Topics I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 592: Advanced Topics II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 593: Advanced Project I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 594: Advanced Project II - 1-3 hrs.

Math and Basic Science Electives

Students must take 3 semester hours from the following courses:

  • Any biology course
  • Any astronomy course
  • Any geological science course

Students may take an additional 6 semester hours from the following courses:

  • Any biology course
  • Any astronomy course
  • Any geological science course
  • Any mathematics course above MTH 224
  • Any physics course above PHY 110
  • Any chemistry course above CHM 110

Elective Courses Group A: Civil Engineering Science

Students may apply up to a maximum of 9 semester hours.

  • CE 465: Surface Water Hydrology - 3 hrs.
  • CE 481: Projects I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 482: Projects II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 491: Special Topics I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 492: Special Topics II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 508: Advanced Soil Mechanics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 541: Pollution Modeling - 3 hrs.
  • CE 546: Groundwater Hydrology - 3 hrs.
  • CE 555: Sustainability and Environmental Regulations - 3 hrs.
  • CE 558: Solid Waste Management - 3 hrs.
  • CE 560: Advanced Structural Analysis - 3 hrs.
  • CE 570: Advanced Mechanics of Materials - 3 hrs.
  • CE 575: Structural Dynamics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 580: Highway Safety - 3 hrs.
  • CE 588: Transportation Economics - 3 hrs.
  • CE 591: Advanced Topics I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 592: Advanced Topics II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 593: Advanced Project I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 594: Advanced Project II - 1-3 hrs.

Elective Courses Group B: Civil Engineering Design

Students may apply up to a maximum of 12 semester hours and not less than 3 semester hours.

  • CE 422: Foundation Analysis and Design- 3 hrs.
  • CE 430: Water Supply and Hydraulic Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • CE 481: Projects I- 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 482: Projects II- 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 491: Special Topics I- 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 492: Special Topics II- 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 515: Advanced Foundation Engineering - 3 hrs.
  • CE 542: Advanced Water Treatment - 3 hrs.
  • CE 543: Advanced Wastewater Treatment - 3 hrs.
  • CE 562: Advanced Steel Design - 3 hrs.
  • CE 565: Advanced Concrete Design - 3 hrs.
  • CE 567: Prestressed Concrete Design - 3 hrs.
  • CE 577: Seismic Desig - 3 hrs.
  • CE 583: Geometric Highway Design - 3 hrs.
  • CE 587: Traffic Signal Design - 3 hrs.
  • CE 591: Advanced\ Topics I - 1-3 hrs
  • CE 592: Advanced Topics II - 1-3 hrs
  • CE 593: Advanced Project I - 1-3 hrs
  • CE 594: Advanced Project II - 1-3 hrs

Program Electives

Students may apply up to a maximum of 6 semester hours.

  • CE 481: Projects I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 482: Projects II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 491: Special Topics I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 492: Special Topics II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 520: Advanced Numerical Methods - 3 hrs.
  • CE 591: Advanced Topics I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 592: Advanced Topics II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 593: Advanced Project I - 1-3 hrs.
  • CE 594: Advanced Project II - 1-3 hrs.
  • CON 352: Sustainable Urban Environment - 3 hrs.
  • CON 356: Construction Safety - 3 hrs.
  • CON 380: Construction Contracts - 2 hrs.
  • CON 392: Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 394: Construction Labor and Unions - 3 hrs.
  • CON 395: Construction Claims and Change Orders - 3 hrs.
  • CON 489: Design of Wood and Masonry Structures - 3 hrs.
  • CON 494: Construction Practices - 3 hrs.
  • CON 520: Advanced Construction Practice - 3 hrs.
  • CON 522: Advanced CADD - 3 hrs.
  • CON 524: Building Information Modeling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 526: Advanced Construction Estimating - 3 hrs.
  • CON 528: Advanced Construction Scheduling - 3 hrs.
  • CON 529: Advanced Construction Contracts - 3 hrs.
  • CON 536: TQM Principles - 3 hrs.
  • CON 537: Construction Simulation - 3 hrs.
  • CON 540: Project and Company Management - 3 hrs.
  • ME 301: Thermodynamics I- 3 hrs.
  • ME 302: Thermodynamics II- 2 hrs.
  • ME 521: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics- 3 hrs.
  • ME 537: Building Energy Management- 3 hrs.
  • ME 556: Mechanics of Composite Materials- 3 hrs.
  • ME 577: Finite Element Methods in Engineering- 3 hrs.
  • IME 301: Engineering Economy I- 3 hrs.
  • IME 313: Operations Research I- 3 hrs.
  • EE 205: Fundamentals of Circuit Analysis- 3 hrs.
  • EE 327: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I- 3 hrs.
  • EE 328: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering II- 3 hrs.
  • Any BUS, BSA, ATG, ECO, BLW, BMA, ENT, MIS, FIN, ML, MTG, or IB course
  • Any computer science course above CS 202