The Washington State University General Catalog

Construction Engineering

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Construction Engineering (129 Credits)

Certification Requirements: Certification into the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering requires the completion of 24 total credits, CHEM 105, MATH 171 and MATH 172 with a grade of C or better, and an application to the Construction Engineering Program. The best qualified students based on cumulative GPA and grades in the prerequisite courses will be certified until the departmental limit is reached.

Experiential Requirement

Students within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering must complete one of the following experiential requirements:

1. An internship of at least eight weeks duration, with at least one credit of CE 495.
2. A research position of at least eight weeks duration under the supervision of a departmental faculty member or approved mentor, with at least one credit of CE 499.
3. Study abroad for six or more credit hours. International students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will meet this requirement through their study in the United States.
4. Participation in a recognized ROTC program. Veterans in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will have met this requirement through their prior service in the armed forces.
5. A leadership or service experience of at least one semester, subject to departmental approval, with at least one credit of CE 499.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
MATH 171 [QUAN]14
Second TermCredits
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
CST M 1022
MATH 17214
Second Year
First TermCredits
B LAW 2103
CE 21113
CST M 2542
Diversity [DIVR]3
Second TermCredits
ACCTG 2303
CE 2153
CON E 2524
ME 2123
ME 2201
STAT 360 or 3703
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
CE 3022
CE 3153
CE 3303
COM 400 [COMM]3
CON E 3603
CST M 3563
Second TermCredits
CE 3032
CE 317 [M]4
CE 4333
CON E 3613
CST M 3683
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
CE 4003
CE 4633
CE 4661
CST M 4603
CST M 4623
Professional Electives23
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam
Second TermCredits
CE 465 [M] [CAPS]33
CE 4801
CST M 4513
CST M 4733
Professional Electives26
Con E Exit Survey

1Classes that must be completed prior to certification.
2Professional Electives (9 credits required): Students must choose an area of emphasis and complete the required courses and additional professional electives: 1) Structures/Buildings: CE 431, 436; 2) Infrastructure/Pavement: CE 322, 473; 3) Foundations/Heavy Civil: CE 435; 4) Environmental Facilities: CE 341, 442. Additional professional electives included any 300-400-level CE, CST M or CON E course not used to fulfill major requirements.
3CE 465 [M] [CAPS] must be taken in the final semester.

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