S.B. in 1-ENG Civil and Environmental Flexible Degree Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Engineering as Recommended by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/Course 1-ENG

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 1.00, 1.000, and 18.03 in the Departmental Program): 2
Laboratory Requirement (can be satisfied by 1.101, 1.102, 1.106, and 1.107 in the Departmental Program): 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for S.B. Degree: 17

Communication Requirement
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).

PLUS Departmental Program

Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites if any (co-requisites in italics).

General Department Requirements (GDRs): 54

1.00 Introduction to Computers and Engineering Problem Solving, 12, REST; Calculus I (GIR)
1.000 Computer Programming for Scientific and Engineering Applications, 12, REST; 18.03*
1.010 Uncertainty in Engineering, 12; Calculus II (GIR)
1.073 Introduction to Environmental Data Analysis, 6; 1.010
1.074 Multivariate Data Analysis, 6; 1.010
18.03 Differential Equations, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
1.013 Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design, 12, CI-M; permission of instructor

Core subjects: 54-60

Students are required to formulate or select one area of core coursework. They can select from the following areas or create their own core from a combination of them with the approval of the CEE Program Officer.


The Environment core focuses on Earth’s systems and cycles, introducing students to principles in environmental chemistry, microbiology, fluid mechanics and hydrology. Students enrolled in this do fieldwork during IAP.

1.060A Fluid Mechanics I, 6; 18.03*
1.070A Introduction to Hydrology and Water Resources I, 6; 1.060A, 1.061A, 1.106
1.080A Environmental Chemistry I, 6; Chemistry (GIR)
1.061A Transport Processes in the Environment I, 6; 1.060A, 1.070A, 1.106
1.018A Fundamentals of Ecology I, 6
1.083A Environmental Health Engineering and Biology, 6; Chemistry (GIR), Biology (GIR), 1.061A
1.092 Traveling Research Environmental Experience (TREX), 12, CI-M; permission of instructor
1.106 Environmental Fluid Transport Processes and Hydrology Laboratory, 6, LAB; 1.061A, 1.070A
1.107 Environmental Chemistry and Biology Laboratory, 6, LAB, 1.080A


The Mechanics and Materials core focuses on the principles of mechanics necessary to understand how materials behave at scales from the nano to the macro.

1.050 Solid Mechanics, 12; Physics I (GIR), Calculus II (GIR)
1.035 Mechanics of Structure and Soils, 18; 1.050, 18.03