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Civil Engineering

If you want to be a leader in building and maintaining sustainable infrastructure for society, then a civil engineering major may be a perfect fit. In addition to a broad technical background, Bradley’s program will prepare you for career opportunities in structures, water resources, environmental engineering, transportation, highway and pavement design, and geotechnical engineering.

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.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Faculty-mentored research to present at national and international conferences
  • Opportunities to meet and network with top companies through the Center for Emerging Technologies in Infrastructure (CETI),
  • Professional development and community engagement with organizations such as Bridge-Pal, Habitat for Humanity and Peoria River Sweep
  • Opportunities to test your skills against other college engineering students at national events such as the annual ASCE concrete canoe and steel bridge competition

Making Your Mark

A civil engineering degree is valuable for positions at regional, national and international consulting firms and governmental organizations. In recent years, at least 95 percent of Bradley construction majors found jobs with a nationally competitive starting salary due to the strong industry, government and academic partnerships the program has developed over the past 30 years. Other students pursue graduate studies in various areas of civil engineering or an advanced degree in law and business.

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