Civil Engineering

Award: Associate of Science
Degree Code: ASCV
Number of Credits: 65

Program Description

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for civil engineering. Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems. They must consider many factors in the design process, from the construction costs and expected lifetime of a project to government regulations and potential environmental hazards such as earthquakes. Students with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering may continue their education in graduate school, while others may enter industry. The computer literacy requirement will be met throughout the coursework in the degree program.

Transfer Information

Cecil College has articulation agreements with Maryland and regional institutions. Click on "Transfer Opportunities" in MyCecil under the Advising Tab for a list of transfer pathways. In addition, transfer information is available through ARTSYS (The Articulation System of Maryland). Contact your advisor for detailed information.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements
Number Title Credits
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Electives 1 [H] 3
EGL 101 Freshman Composition [E] 3
EGL 102 Composition and Literature [H] 3
MAT 121 Precalculus 2 [M] 4
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry [M] 4
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab [SL] 4
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab [SL] 4
SOC SCI Social Science Electives 3 [SS] 6
Program Requirements
Number Title Credits
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I [S]
General Chemistry I Lab
3
1
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry II [S]
General Chemistry II Lab
3
1
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry [M] 4
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus [M] 4
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations [M] 3
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design 3
PHE 211 Statics 3
PHE 212 Dynamics 3
PHE 213 Mechanics of Materials 3
PHE 221 Thermodynamics 3

Recommended Sequence

The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program as a full-time student. Developmental and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Students should consult their degree audit at MyCecil or an academic advisor for individual degree planning.

Fall I (17 credits)
PHE 101 Introduction to Engineering Design
MAT 121 Precalculus
PHY 217 General Calculus Physics I with Lab
EGL 101 Freshman Composition
ARTS/HUM Arts and Humanities Elective
Spring I (14 credits)
MAT 201 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
PHY 218 General Calculus Physics II with Lab
EGL 102 Composition and Literature
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
Fall II (17 credits)
MAT 202 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
PHE 211 Statics
SOC SCI Social Science Elective
CHM 103 and
CHM 113
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
PHE 221 Thermodynamics
Spring II (17 credits)
CHM 104 and
CHM 114
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
MAT 203 Multivariable Calculus
MAT 246 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHE 213 Mechanics of Materials
PHE 212 Dynamics

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of kinematics of a particle and a rigid body
  • Demonstrate an understanding of kinetics concerning force and acceleration, work and energy, impulse and momentum for a particle and a rigid body
  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and application for, force vectors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equilibrium of a particle and a rigid body
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of thermodynamics
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mass and energy balance analysis for closed and open systems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of gas power cycles, vapor cycles, and combined power cycles
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stress and strain
  • Demonstrate an understanding of mechanical properties of materials
  • Demonstrate an understanding of axial loading, torsion, bending and transverse shear
  • Demonstrate an understanding of stress and strain transformations
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Apply the engineering design process
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing

Career Opportunities

Design engineer, structural engineer, project engineer in city, county and state government agencies, consulting firms and general contractors.

 

1 Selection may not include EGL designation.
2 Students placed in MAT 201 or higher Math may replace MAT 121 with MAT, PHY, PHE, CSC or CHM elective(s) students must satisfy the four credit requirement.
3 Courses must be from two different disciplines.

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