S.B. in 1-C Civil Engineering Curriculum

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects

Science Requirement: 6
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement: 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement (can be satisfied by 1.00, 1.018J, 1.050 and 18.03): 2
Laboratory Requirement (can be satisfied by 1.101 and 1.102): 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).

Departmental Program

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

Required Subjects: 159


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)

1.018AJ Fundamentals of Ecology I, 6
1.018BJ EFundamentals of Ecology II, 6; 1.018AJ
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)
1.060A Fluid Mechanics I, 6; 18.03*
1.060B Fluid Mechanics II, 6; 1.060A
18.03 Differential Equations, 12; REST; Calculus II (GIR)
1.013 Senior Civil and Environmental Engineering Design, 12; CI-M; permission of instructor


Civil Engineering
1.011 Project Evaluation, 9; CI-M
1.035 Mechanics of Structures and Soils, 18; 1.050, 18.03
1.036 Structural and Geotechnical Engineering Design, 12; 1.035
1.041J Transportation Systems Modeling, 12; 1.00 or 1.000, 1.010*

1.101 Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering Design I, 6, 1/2 LAB
1.102 Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering Design II, 6, Physics II (GIR)*

Restricted Electives: 12

One advanced subject from the following list. (Students may petition the department to substitute an upper-level subject in science or engineering):

1.015J  Design of Electromechanical Robotic Systems, 12; 1/2 LAB; 2.003; 2.671, 2.005*
1.032 Geomaterials and Geomechanics, 12; 1.010, 1.011, 1.036
1.054 Mechanics and Design of Concrete Structures, 12; 1.035
1.153J Transportation Policy, the Environment, and Liveable Communities, 12; 1.011

Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs: (36)

Unrestricted Electives: 48

Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for S.B. Degree: 183

No subject can be counted both as part of the 17 subject GIRs and as part of the 183 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.

* Alternate prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the subject description.

This degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org.

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.