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 the core competency areas: environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, 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 the other engineering majors as well as specialized courses in civil engineering.
The Civil Engineering Program of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering in the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University will produce graduates who:
Students admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University as a degree seeking student in good academic standing may declare a major in engineering. All engineering majors must satisfy the academic milestones as described in the student guidebook.
To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.
FGCU General Education Program (http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education/)
Refer to the Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) Student Guidebook for further information on milestones.