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Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)

Civil Engineering concerns the study of the conception, design, construction, and maintenance of large public and private projects. Civil engineers plan, design, and supervise the building of bridges, highways, railways, tunnels, airports, dams, water treatment and distribution systems, buildings, and many other types of structures. Environmental considerations, such as water supply, pollution control, and preservation of soil quality, are also important.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) focuses on four of the core competency areas of civil engineering; environmental, geotechnical, structural, and water resources engineering. This program employs a team-based interdisciplinary learning philosophy. This approach provides students with the critical thinking skills required for effective and innovative engineering practice. Students will be prepared to combine social awareness and an interest in humanity with the technical expertise of the engineering profession as they plan, design, and construct a built environment. B.S.C.E. students complete core courses common to all engineering majors as well as specialized courses in civil engineering.

The mission of the B.S.C.E. degree program is to:

  • Deliver graduates broadly educated in engineering approaches to problem solving for a sustainable future for South Florida and beyond
  • Prepare leaders for the Civil Engineering professions, professional licensure and practice, graduate and professional degrees and lifelong learning
  • Provide an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial and service oriented learning environment that values diversity, ethical practice, professionalism, and collaborative approaches to achieve sustainability across civil engineering sub-disciplines

The B.S.C.E. program at FGCU is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.  Total current academic year enrollment in the FGCU B.S.C.E. program is 282 students (official institutional numbers for program majors plus pre-majors as of the fall semester of 2013).  Program graduates over the most recent prior academic year of 2012-13 totaled 42.  The number of program graduates for academic year 2013-14 is expected to be about 42 students.

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