Engineering (Course 1-ENG)

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [can be satisfied by 1.000 and 18.03 in the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied from among 1.101 and 1.102 or 1.106 and 1.107 in the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

General Department Requirements (GDRs)Units
1.000Introduction to Computer Programming and Numerical Methods for Engineering Applications12
1.010AProbability: Concepts and Applications6
1.013Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design (CI-M) 112
1.073Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis6
orĀ 1.074 Multivariate Data Analysis
1.101Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I6
18.03Differential Equations12
Core Subjects
Select one area of core coursework54-66
Fundamentals of Ecology
Fluid Mechanics
Transport Processes in the Environment I
Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources
Environmental Chemistry
Traveling Research Environmental eXperience (TREX): Fieldwork
Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory
Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (CI-M)
Mechanics of Materials
Structural Mechanics and Design
Solid Mechanics
Introduction to Structural Design
Fluid Mechanics
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design II (CI-M)
Engineering Sustainability: Analysis and Design
Introduction to Network Models
Transportation: Foundations and Methods
Water Resource Systems
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design II (CI-M)
Elective Subjects with Engineering Content 2
Students are required to take at least four Restricted Electives selected from subjects offered within or outside CEE to form a coherent program of study under supervision by CEE faculty.48-60
Units in Major156-180
Unrestricted Electives 248-60
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree180-198

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.


Students are expected to take 6-unit 1.013 twice.


In order to reach the 180 units beyond the GIRs required, students may need to take more than 48 units of Restricted and/or Unrestricted Electives. Direct requests for more information to