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1. The total number of credit hours at graduation may be greater for some students based on initial placement exams, transfer evaluations, individual curricular choices, and academic progress.
2. Certain courses fulfill multiple requirements. In consultation with an advisor, students will be able to plan their curriculum more effectively.
3. Students must fulfill the necessary prerequisites for any given course or course sequence. See the Prerequisite and Co-requisite Policy in the University-wide Academic Policies section in this Bulletin.


The programs in Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  These programs lead to a bachelor's degree with concentrations in the following fields of study:

Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)
Electrical Engineering (with Computer Engineering Concentration) (B.S.E.E.)
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.)

(Note: The Environmental Engineering Technology program is no longer a field of study. Interested students are directed to the Civil Engineering Program.)

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.
111 Market Pl., Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202

The engineering programs are structured to prepare the graduate for the professional practice of engineering and/or graduate study. The curricula emphasize a rigorous treatment of the mathematical and scientific approaches to the solution of engineering problems.

The final two years of study stress the synthesis of unique solutions rooted in the fundamental principles mastered during the first two years and culminate in a design project.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Philip Udo-Inyang, Acting Chair and Program Coordinator
Room 514, Engineering and Architecture Building

Program Goals, Objectives and Design Integration

The objective of the Civil Engineering program at Temple University is to provide students with a broad knowledge of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences, computer utilization, communication skills, and societal factors from which students can synthesize unique solutions to relatively complex problems related to Civil Engineering. Since Civil Engineering professionals plan, design, construct, and operate facilities which are essential to the quality of modern life, the Civil Engineering curriculum is based upon providing a fully-integrated design experience by beginning with introductory courses in the study of engineering history and economics, then progressing through a broad coverage of the primary areas of practice within Civil Engineering (surveying, structures, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering, water resources, transportation, and environmental engineering), and finishing with a year-long capstone Civil Engineering senior design project. The goal of the Civil Engineering program is to prepare students to pursue graduate education in their specific areas of interest, seek professional licensing, and become involved in design, project planning and research.

Foundation Science and Math Courses in Civil Engineering

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math C085 Calculus I
4 QB
Math 0086 Calculus II 4  
Math 0127 Calculus III 4  
Math 0251 Differential Equations 3  
Physics C087 Elementary Classical Physics I 4 SA
Physics C088 Elementary Classical Physics II 4 SB
Chemistry C071 General Chemistry I 3 SA
Chemistry C073 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SA
Subtotal     27  

Required Communications, Humanities, and Social Science

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English C050 College Composition 3 CO
Core Electives Humanities and Social Science Various* 21 CORE
Subtotal     24  
*See advisor for recommended courses, particularly if a transfer student.    

Required Engineering Courses for Civil Engineering

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Civil Engineering 0005 Surveying
Civil Engineering 0015 Surveying 1  
Civil Engineering 0211 Structural Analysis
Civil Engineering 0212 Structural Analysis Lab 1  
Civil Engineering 0231 Soil Mechanics 3  
Civil Engineering 0232 Soil Mechanics Lab 1  
Civil Engineering 0241 Construction Materials Laboratory 2  
Civil Engineering 0251 Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering 3  
Civil Engineering 0262 Steel and Concrete Design 4  
Civil Engineering 0341 Water and Wastewater Systems Design 3  
Civil Engineering 0342 Transportation Engineering 3  
Civil Engineering 0344 Construction Engineering 3  
Civil Engineering 0348 Probability and Statistics 3  
Civil Engineering   Electives 9  
Electrical Engineering 0063 Electrical Devices and Systems I 4  
Engineering 0001 Introduction to Engineering 3  
Engineering 0011 Engineering Graphics 3  
Engineering 0131 Engineering Statics 3  
Engineering 0132 Engineering Dynamics 3  
Engineering 0133 Mechanics of Solids 3  
Engineering W233 Materials Science for Engineers 3 WI
Engineering W241 Economic Analysis 3 WI
Engineering 0253 Mechanics of Fluids 3  
Engineering 0271 Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics 3  
Engineering 0360 Engineering Seminar 1  
Engineering W361 Senior Design Project I 3 WI
Engineering W362 Senior Design Project II 3 WI
Mechanical Engineering 0006 Measurements of Fluids & Energy Lab 1  
Subtotal     80  
TOTAL Hours for Civil Engineering Major 131 (Minimum)  

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