Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies, BSCE

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. 

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.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Engineering Requirement

Complete 56 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Engineering
CIVE 2221
and CIVE 2222
Statics and Solid Mechanics
and Recitation for CIVE 2221
4
CIVE 2260
and CIVE 2261
Materials for the Built Environment
and Lab for CIVE 2260
5
CIVE 2320
and CIVE 2321
Structural Analysis
and Recitation for CIVE 2320
4
CIVE 2324Concrete Structure Design4
or CIVE 3425 Steel Structure Design
CIVE 2331Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics4
CIVE 2334Environmental Engineering: Principles, Technology, and Sustainability4
CIVE 2340
and CIVE 2341
Geotechnical Engineering
and Lab for CIVE 2340
5
GE 3300Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability4
Civil Engineering Project Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Water Treatment Systems Design
and Lab for CIVE 4534
Foundation Engineering and Design
Highway Design
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design
Senior Design Project
CIVE 4767Senior Design Project—Structural5
Civil Engineering Technical Electives
Complete two of the following:7-8
Concrete Structure Design
Steel Structure Design
Environmental Pollution Fate and Transport
Resource Recovery and Waste Treatment Technologies Abroad
Foundation Engineering and Design
Highway Design
Design for Sustainable Transportation: Netherlands
Construction Management
Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities Abroad
Construction Project Control and Organization
Alternative Project Delivery Systems in Construction
Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Dynamic Modeling for Environmental Investment and Policymaking
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Transportation Systems: Analysis and Planning
Traffic Engineering and Sustainable Urban Street Design
Structural Systems Modeling
Prestressed Concrete Design
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Building Energy Performance Simulation)
Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction
Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings
Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery
Supplemental Credit
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:1
Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

 Professional Development

Professional Development
GE 1000Introduction to the Study of Engineering1
CIVE 2000Introduction to Engineering Co-op Education1
CIVE 3000Professional Issues in Engineering1
Additional Required Courses
The remaining credit from the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
The remaining credit from the following course will apply to the professional development area:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Supporting Courses: Mathematics/Science

Complete 33 semester hours in mathematics and science as indicated below.

Required Mathematics/Science
Complete one of the following:4
General Chemistry for Engineers
and Recitation for CHEM 1151
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2321Calculus 3 for Science and Engineering4
MATH 2341Differential Equations and Linear Algebra for Engineering4
Complete one of the following:5
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
and Recitation for PHYS 1161
Science Elective
Complete one of the following:4-5
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
General Biology 1 for Engineers
and Lab for BIOL 1115
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117
Basic Microbiology
and Lab for BIOL 1121
Microbes and Society
Biology and Society
Organic Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 2311
and Recitation for CHEM 2311
Global Climate Change
Oceans and Coasts
Dynamic Earth
History of Earth and Life
Earth Materials
Geophysics
Sustainable Development
Astronomy
Modern Physics
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Classical Dynamics
Medical Physics
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the mathematics/science requirement:3
Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:1
Cornerstone of Engineering 1

Engineering GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all major courses

Architecture Requirements

ARCH 1110Fundamental Architectural Representation4
ARCH 1120Fundamental Architectural Design6
ARCH 1310Buildings and Cities, A Global History4
ARCH 2130Site, Space, and Program6
ARCH 2140Urban Institutions6
ARCH 2340Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1910 to 19804
ARCH 3210Environmental Systems4
Architectural Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Topics in Architectural History
Advanced Architectural Communication
Option Studio
Integrated Building Systems
Design Tactics and Operations

Architecture GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all major courses

Integrative Courses

Senior Design Project—Structural

Writing Requirement and NUpath Courses

Writing
A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
NUpath Requirements
For this combined major, Nupath requirements are satisfied in several courses across the program and by required courses in the combined major.

Program Requirements

144 total semester hours required


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 
Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4PHYS 11513Vacation
CHEM 1151 (ND)4GE 15024PHYS 11521 
CHEM 11530ARCH 1110 (EI)4PHYS 11531 
GE 10001ARCH 1120 (ND, EI)6MATH 23214 
GE 15014   
ENGW 1111 (WF)4   
 17 18 9 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 23414CIVE 20001VacationCo-op
CIVE 22214CIVE 22604  
CIVE 22220CIVE 2261 (AD)1  
ARCH 1310 (IC, DD)4CIVE 23204  
ARCH 21306CIVE 23210  
 CIVE 23344  
 GE 33004  
 18 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCIVE 23314CIVE 23244Co-op
 CIVE 23404Science elective4 
 CIVE 23411  
 Technical elective 1 of 24  
 ARCH 2340 (IC, SI, WI)4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opARCH 21406VacationENGW 3302 (WD)4
 ARCH 3210 (ND, AD)4 Co-op
 CIVE 30001  
 CIVE 34644  
 Project elective (WI)4  
 0 19 0 4
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opCIVE 4767 (EI, WI, CE)5  
 Technical elective 2 of 23  
 ARCH elective 1 of 24  
 ARCH elective 2 of 24  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 144