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Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies BS

Civil engineering and architecture are two important disciplines that deal with the process of creating the built environment to satisfy societal needs. Both professions have critical functions that are essential in the development of society in terms of planning cities and designing more resilient infrastructure and rely on one-another to accomplish it. The combination of these two professions creates great synergy as architects focus more on the functional and human aspects of development, while civil engineers concentrate on the structural elements of the design, ensuring durable structures that perform under normal and extreme loads.

Students successfully completing the program receive a rigorous engineering training education, enabling a high level of engineering knowledge as well as exposure to a broad range of architectural topics and design experiences.

Students also have the opportunity to undertake a co-op experience consistent with the policies and opportunities offered within the College of Engineering.


BS Degree Requirements

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

Engineering Requirement

Required Engineering

CIVE 2221
and CIVE 2222
Statics and Solid Mechanics
and Recitation for CIVE 2221
4 SH
CIVE 2260
and CIVE 2261
Materials for the Built Environment
and Lab for CIVE 2260
5 SH
CIVE 2320
and CIVE 2321
Structural Analysis
and Recitation for CIVE 2320
4 SH
CIVE 2324
or CIVE 3425
Concrete Structure Design
or Steel Structure Design
4 SH
CIVE 2331 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 4 SH
CIVE 2334 Environmental Engineering: Principles, Technology, and Sustainability 4 SH
CIVE 2340
and CIVE 2341
Geotechnical Engineering
and Lab for CIVE 2340
5 SH
GE 3300 Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability 4 SH

Civil Engineering Project Elective

Complete one of the following:
Water Treatment Systems Design
and Lab for CIVE 4534
4 SH
Foundation Engineering and Design 4 SH
Highway Design 4 SH
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design 4 SH

Senior Design Project

Complete the following:
Senior Design Project—Structural 5 SH

Civil Engineering Technical Electives

Complete two of the following (7-8 SH):
Concrete Structure Design 4 SH
Steel Structure Design 4 SH
Environmental Pollution Fate and Transport 4 SH
Resource Recovery and Waste Treatment Technologies Abroad 4 SH
Foundation Engineering and Design 4 SH
Highway Design 4 SH
Design for Sustainable Transportation: Netherlands 4 SH
Construction Management 3 SH
Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities Abroad 4 SH
Construction Project Control and Organization 2 SH
Alternative Project Delivery Systems in Construction 2 SH
Environmental Fluid Mechanics 4 SH
Dynamic Modeling for Environmental Investment and Policymaking 4 SH
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 4 SH
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure 4 SH
Remote Sensing of the Environment 4 SH
Environmental Engineering Laboratory 4 SH
Transportation Systems: Analysis and Planning 4 SH
Traffic Engineering and Sustainable Urban Street Design 4 SH
Structural Systems Modeling 4 SH
Prestressed Concrete Design 4 SH
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design 4 SH
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring) 4 SH
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Building Energy Performance Simulation) 4 SH
Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction 4 SH
Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings 4 SH
Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery 4 SH

Professional Development

GE 1000 Introduction to the Study of Engineering 1 SH
CIVE 2000 Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education 1 SH
CIVE 3000 Professional Issues in Engineering 1 SH

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science

Required Mathematics/Science

Complete one of the following:
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
4 SH
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
5 SH
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
5 SH
MATH 1341 Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering 4 SH
MATH 1342 Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering 4 SH
MATH 2321 Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering 4 SH
MATH 2341 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering 4 SH
Complete one of the following:
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
5 SH
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
and Recitation for PHYS 1161
5 SH

Science Elective

Complete one of the following:
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
5 SH
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115
5 SH
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117
5 SH
Basic Microbiology
and Lab for BIOL 1121
5 SH
Microbes and Society 4 SH
Biology and Society 4 SH
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
5 SH
Global Climate Change 4 SH
Oceans and Coasts 4 SH
Dynamic Earth 4 SH
History of Earth and Life 4 SH
Earth Materials 4 SH
Geophysics 4 SH
Sustainable Development 4 SH
Astronomy 4 SH
Modern Physics 4 SH
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics 4 SH
Classical Dynamics 4 SH
Medical Physics 4 SH
Astrophysics and Cosmology 4 SH

Writing Requirement

Writing

A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111 First-Year Writing 4 SH
ENGW 3302 Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions 4 SH

Engineering GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all major courses.

Architecture Requirements

ARCH 1110 Fundamental Architectural Representation 4 SH
ARCH 1120 Fundamental Architectural Design 6 SH
ARCH 1310 Buildings and Cities, A Global History 4 SH
ARCH 2130 Site, Space, and Program 6 SH
ARCH 2140 Urban Institutions 6 SH
ARCH 2340 Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1910 to 1980 4 SH
ARCH 3210 Environmental Systems 4 SH

Architectural Electives

Complete two of the following:
Urban Institutions 6 SH
Topics in Architectural History 4 SH
Advanced Architectural Communication 4 SH
Option Studio 6 SH
Integrated Building Systems 4 SH
Design Tactics and Operations 4 SH

Architecture GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all major courses.

Note:

  1. Students who wish to be considered for the two-year Master of Architecture Program at Northeastern SHOULD take ARCH 3450 as an elective and SHOULD NOT take ARCH 5115 or ARCH 5220 as architectural electives.
  2. Students who wish to be considered for the two-year Master of Architecture Program at Northeastern MUST have satisfied the Structural Systems (ARCH 5230) requirement. This requirement is achieved in this combined major by taking the following three courses, as follows:
    • CIVE 2221 Statics and Solid Mechanics (including recitation CIVE 2222)
    • CIVE 2320 Structural Analysis (including recitation CIVE 2321)
    • And at least one design course from the following:
      • CIVE 2324 Concrete Structure Design
      • CIVE 3425 Steel Structure Design 

 

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