Civil Engineering, BS/ Sustainable Building Systems, MS

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Undergraduate students apply to the dual degree bachelor’s/master’s program through their academic advisor and the graduate school.

Once admitted, students must complete the requirements for the BS in Civil Engineering as well as 32 graduate credits that meet the requirements for the MS Sustainable Building Systems program. Students may count a maximum of 16 semester hours of graduate credit toward the undergraduate degree. Consult the academic advisor for information on this program.

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.

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in CIVE courses

Minimum 3.000 GPA required in graduate courses

Mathematics/Science Requirement

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

Required Mathematics/Science
Complete one of the following:4
General Chemistry for Engineers
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
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:
Environmental Science
Global Climate Change
Weather and Climate
Oceans and Coasts
Dynamic Earth
History of Earth and Life
Earth Materials
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Introduction to Remote Sensing
and Lab for ENVR 3302
Field Geology
Geophysics
Wetlands
Sustainable Development
Geology and Land-Use Planning
ENVR 5280
ENVR 5282
Engineering Geology
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
Analytical Chemistry
and Lab for CHEM 2321
Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics
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
CIVE 3464Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering4
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the mathematics/science requirement:
GE 1501Cornerstone of Engineering 14

Engineering

Complete 56 semester hours in engineering as indicated below.

Required Engineering
CIVE 2221Statics and Strength of Materials4
CIVE 2260Civil Engineering Materials4
CIVE 2261Materials and Measurements Lab1
CIVE 2320Structural Analysis 14
CIVE 2324Reinforced Concrete Design4
or CIVE 3425 Steel Design
CIVE 2334Environmental Engineering 14
CIVE 2331Fluid Mechanics4
CIVE 2340
and CIVE 2341
Soil Mechanics
and Lab for CIVE 2340
5
GE 3300Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability4
Civil Engineering Project Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Foundation Engineering
Highway Engineering
Hydrologic Engineering
Civil Engineering Technical Electives
Complete 11 semester hours from the following:11
Reinforced Concrete Design
Steel Design
Environmental Engineering 2
and Lab for CIVE 4534
Resource Recovery and Waste Treatment Technologies Abroad
Foundation Engineering
Highway Engineering
Design for Sustainable Transportation: Netherlands
Construction Management
Climate Hazards and Resilient Cities Abroad
Elective
Construction Project Control and Organization
Alternative Project Delivery Systems in Construction
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Transportation Planning and Engineering
Traffic Engineering
Structural Analysis 2
Hydrologic Engineering
Special Topics in Civil Engineering
Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction
Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings
Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery
Senior Design Project
Complete one of the following: 5
Senior Design Project—Environmental
Senior Design Project—Structural
Senior Design Project—Transportation
Supplemental Credit
3 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:3
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
2 semester hours from the following course count toward the engineering requirement:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 2
1 semester hour from the following course counts toward the engineering requirement:1
Probability and Engineering Economy for Civil Engineering

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 each of the following courses will apply to the professional development area:2
Cornerstone of Engineering 1
Cornerstone of Engineering 2

Additional NUpath Courses

Writing
A grade of C or higher is required:
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
Major-Specific Requirements
ECON 1115Principles of Macroeconomics4
or ECON 1116 Principles of Microeconomics
NUpath Requirements through General Electives
NUpath requirements Interpreting Culture (IC) and Differences and Diversity (DD) are not explicitly satisfied by required engineering courses. Students are responsible for satisfying these requirements with General Electives.

Required General Elective

Complete five academic, nonremedial, nonrepetitive courses, each equivalent to 4 semester hours.20

Graduate Courses taken toward the PlusOne program

Required Graduate Courses
ARCH 5210
and ARCH 5211
Environmental Systems
and Recitation for ARCH 5210
4
SBSY 5100Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction4
SBSY 5200Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings4
Graduate Technical Electives
Complete 12 semester hours from the following12
ACCT 6200Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 13
ACCT 6201Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 21.5
CIVE 5270Environmental Protection and Management4
CIVE 7350Behavior of Concrete Structures4
CIVE 7351Behavior of Steel Structures4
FINA 6200Value Creation through Financial Decision Making3
FINA 6216Valuation and Value Creation3
FINA 6217Real Estate Finance and Investment3
ME 5645Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use4
Graduate Restricted Electives
Complete 8 semester hours from the following:8
ARCH 5220Integrated Building Systems4
CIVE 5275Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure4
CIVE 7220Construction Management4
CIVE 5221Construction Project Control and Organization2
CIVE 7230Legal Aspects of Civil Engineering4
CIVE 5231Alternative Project Delivery Systems in Construction2
EMGT 6305Financial Management for Engineers4
SBSY 5300Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery4

Course Work That Does Not Count Toward the Engineering Degree

Students in engineering are allowed to count a maximum of two pass/fail courses toward their degree program. Only general electives outside the College of Engineering may be taken on a pass/fail grading basis. A maximum of one pass/fail course is allowed per semester.

Program Requirements

151 total semester hours required

Five Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4VacationVacation
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4MATH 23414VacationCo-op
CIVE 22214CIVE 20001  
CIVE 22220CIVE 22604  
CIVE 23344CIVE 22611  
ECON 1115 (AD, SI)4CIVE 23204  
 CIVE 23210  
 GE 33004  
 16 18 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCIVE 23314CIVE 23244Co-op
 CIVE 23404General Elective 4 
 CIVE 23411  
 Undergraduate Civ Tech/Project Elective4  
 Science Elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCIVE 30001General Elective 4Vacation
 CIVE 34644ENGW 3302 (WD)4 
 Graduate Elective4  
 Graduate Elective 4  
 General Elective4  
 0 17 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
ARCH 5210 (ND, AD)4SBSY 52004  
SBSY 51004Graduate Elective4  
Graduate Elective4General Elective 4  
Graduate Elective4CIVE 476x5  
 16 17  
Total Hours: 151

Five Years, 2 Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 1341 (FQ)4MATH 1342 (FQ)4VacationVacation
CHEM 11514PHYS 1151 (ND)3  
CHEM 11530PHYS 1152 (AD)1  
GE 10001PHYS 11531  
GE 15014GE 1502 (ER)4  
ENGW 1111 (WF)4General Elective4  
 17 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
MATH 2321 (FQ)4Co-opCo-opVacation
CIVE 20001   
CIVE 22214   
CIVE 22220   
CIVE 22604   
CIVE 22611   
CIVE 23344   
 18 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CIVE 23204Co-opCo-opMATH 23414
CIVE 23210  CIVE 23404
CIVE 23314  CIVE 23411
ECON 1115 or 1116 (AD, SI)4   
GE 33004   
 16 0 0 9
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CIVE 23244SBSY 52004VacationGeneral Elective 4
CIVE 30001ENGW 3302 (WD)4 General Elective4
SBSY 51004Graduate Elective4  
Undergrad Project Elective 4Science Elective 4  
Graduate Elective 4   
 17 16 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
ARCH 5210 (ND, AD)4CIVE 476x5  
CIVE 34644Graduate Elective4  
Graduate Elective 4General Elective 4  
Graduate Elective4General Elective4  
 16 17  
Total Hours: 151