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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Civil Engineering

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/programs/civilengineering.html
Department Mechanical and Civil Engineering
College Science, Engineering & Technology
Program Website http://cset.mnsu.edu/mece/ce/
Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BSCE
Program Description

Within 3-6 years of graduation, graduates of the civil engineering program at Minnesota State University, Mankato are expected to contribute to the profession and to society as a whole by achieving a combination of the following milestones. 

1. Based on their strong technical foundation in civil engineering, they have advanced professionally to increased levels of responsibility, have successfully transitioned into business or management, or have success fully completed an advanced degree.

2. They have become a registered professional engineer.

3. They have demonstrated an ability to communicate technical information through technical reports and/or proposals, development of plans and specifications, presentations to the public, published papers and articles, and/or conference presentations.

4. They have participated in continuing education or pursued additional industry certification.

5. They have participated in, or served as an officer of, a local, regional, or national professional engineering society, standards committee, or state/local board. 

Other important features of an education in civil engineering at Minnesota State Mankato include:

  • Senior students work together as a design team in a full academic year course incorporating multiple civil engineering disciplines in a comprehensive design project.
  • Students work closely with engineers from design firms and government agencies, and with faculty and students from other engineering courses in the senior design project.
  • Students take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in their senior year – the first step towards professional registration.
  • The flexible curriculum allows the students to have either a diverse or focused civil engineering study.
  • The faculty maintains ties to industry, thereby keeping current with new technologies, design methodologies, and the world of civil engineering practice – a valuable resource for students.

Accreditation
The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Civil Engineering program, students must complete the following courses, taken for “grade”:

  1. Be admitted to the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.
  2. Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.50and a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in all math, science, ME and CIVE courses (see number 4 below).
  3. Submit an application for admission to the Civil Engineering program, including a program plan of study (usually completed during the sophomore year).
  4. Complete a minimum of 48 credits, including the following courses:
    1. General Physics I and II (calculus-based, with lab), 8 credits
    2. Calculus I, II and III, and Differential Equations, 16 credits
    3. Introduction to Civil Engineering, 2 credits
    4. Computer graphics, 2 credits
    5. Introduction to problem solving and civil engineering design, 2 credits
    6. Engineering mechanics (Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials), 9 credits
    7. General Chemistry (with lab), 5 credits
    8. English composition, 4 credits.  

Upper division CIVE courses are available only to students who have been formally admitted to the program.  For transfer students the distribution of credits in the preceding section may vary.  Students wishing to transfer credits should contact the department for an individual evaluation.Upper division CIVE courses are available only to students who have been formally admitted to the program.  For transfer students the distribution of credits above may vary.  Students wishing to transfer credits should contact the department for an individual evaluation.

Other Requirements  
Program Contact Information Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
205 Trafton Science Center East
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6383
Fax: 507-389-5002
Email: jean.willaert@mnsu.edu
College Advising All civil engineering majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist in planning their major program. Meeting with the advisor is REQUIRED prior to registration each semester. Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-1521

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