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S.B. in 1A Civil and Environmental Eng. Curriculum
General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement: 6
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Requirement: 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement (can be satisfied by 1.018J, 1.050, and 18.03 in the Departmental Program): 2
Laboratory Requirement (can be satisfied by 1.101 and 1.102 in the Departmental Program): 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for S.B. Degree: 17
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects: 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).(1)
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites if any (co-requisites in italics).
Required Subjects: 84
1.018J Ecology I: The Earth System, 12; REST, CI-M
1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability, 12; Physics I (GIR), 18.03*
1.050 Engineering Mechanics I, 12, REST; Physics I (GIR), Calculus II(GIR)
1.060 Engineering Mechanics II, 12; permission of instructor*
18.03 Differential Equations, 12; REST; Calculus II (GIR)
One of the following two subjects:
1.00 Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, 12; (REST); Calculus I (GIR)
1.010 Uncertainty in Engineering, 12; Calculus II(GIR)
1.101 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design I, 6, 1/2 LAB; 1.018J, 1.050
1.102 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design II, 6, 1/2 LAB; 1.060, permission of instructor
Restricted Electives: 84
Students are required to take a coherent set of seven full subjects that meet a well-defined educational goal. These electives may be from within or outside the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Students must provide a clear rationale for their elective choices, which must be approved by their academic advisors and the rationale for their elective choices, which must be approved by their academic advisors and the undergraduate officer of the department.
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs: (36)
Unrestricted Electives: 48
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for S.B. Degree: 180
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
(1) To satisfy the CI-M component of the Communication Requirement, students must take the department's two CI-M subjects (1.013 and 1.018J) or, if appropriate, take one Course 1 CI-M subject and petition the Subcommittee on the Communication Requirement to substitute one CI-M from another science or engineering field. The outside CI-M must fit into the coherent program of electives approved by the student's academic advisor.
Grades for Prerequisite Subjects
Effective fall term 2008, the CEE Department Undergraduate Committee set a policy for grades in prerequisite subjects for all undergraduate programs in CEE.
A student who receives a D in a subject that is part of his/her departmental program and is also a prerequisite for another more advanced subject in the program has two options. Option 1: The student may proceed to take the more advanced subject; he or she will not be required to retake the prerequisite subject if the more advanced subject is passed with a C or better. However, if the student does not receive a C or better in the more advanced subject both this subject and the prerequisite subject must be repeated. Option 2: The student may retake the prerequisite subject and pass it with a C or better before enrolling in the more advanced subject.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help section of the MIT Subject Listing and Schedule