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BS in Civil Engineering

Shorelight - University of Kansas, United States
BS in Civil Engineering
Next enrollment cycle April 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 4,058,828
Course Accredited By ABET
4 Years On Campus Undergraduate Degree Up to 30% scholarship

Students may identify broad concentrations in either General Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Within these two emphases, students may choose electives to permit additional exposure to selected areas of civil or environmental engineering design, such as transportation, structural, geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering. In environmental engineering, electives may be selected to focus on water quality and treatment, bioremediation, solid and hazardous wastes, air quality, and air pollution control.

  • Civil engineering, the oldest and broadest of the divisions of engineering, implements a range of public and private projects for improving society’s physical infrastructure and the environment. The civil engineer integrates scientific principles with engineering experience to plan, design, and construct networks of highways and railroads, airports, bridges and dams, environmental pollution control systems, industrial structures, water purification and distribution systems, and urban transportation systems that maintain, protect, and enhance the quality of life. Civil engineers are trained to consider the social effects as well as the physical and environmental factors that constrain the planning, design, construction, and operation of their projects. Environmental engineering, a technical specialization with its origins in civil engineering, is a growing discipline dedicated to the protection of the environment.
  • The undergraduate program gives students the theoretical background, instruction in engineering application of scientific principles, and professional attitude to serve the public. It typically leads to entry-level positions or to graduate work in technical specialties (e.g., environmental, geotechnical, structural, and transportation), business administration, or other professions.
  • Courses that address the behavior and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures, environmental pollution, control systems, water resources systems, foundations, and surface transportation systems are integrated into the curriculum, culminating in a series of senior-level professional design courses. These simulate the design processes used in the major areas of civil engineering and prepare students for entry-level positions. Most faculty members are licensed professional engineers. KU graduates have successful records in professional practice, research in academic institutions, government and private laboratories, and in managing firms and corporations of all sizes.

Enrollment Cycles

  • April 2024
  • September 2024
  • December 2024

Entry Requirements

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms
  • C or 7 average or higher

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education and Uganda Certificate of Education
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms
  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms
  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms
  • UACE - minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. UGCE - C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Exam with 5 academic subjects

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms E/5 average or higher
  • English Requirements

CERTIFICATE IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCSE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 45

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • Five college preparatory subjects passed is the baseline minimum entry requirement. Specific exam subject types are not required as long as a student has a total of 5 total subjects completed. KU will take all exams into account (and not just the top five) when calculating the admission GPA. If available, students should also submit school transcripts or progress reports demonstrating all completed coursework from their secondary school.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate AAP 3 Terms D or 3
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D or 3

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 ( with no band lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AAP (2 Terms) 6.0 ( with no band lower than 5.5) except speaking
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.5 ( with no band lower than 5.0) except speaking
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 6.5 (no subscore lower than 6.0) except speaking
  • AEC (1 Term) 5.0 or lower
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 5.0
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • ID (2 Terms) 79 No subscore below 18
  • AAP (2 Terms) 71 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 13
  • KUDE (2 Terms) 79 No section below 18
  • AEC (1 Term) 59 or lowe
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40

Duolingo

  • Academic English (2 Terms) 70
  • ID (2 Terms) 110
  • AAP (2 Terms) 100
  • EAP (3 Terms) 90
  • KUDE (2 Terms) NA
  • AEC (1 Term) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 80
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 70

Fall Semesters 

FIRST YEAR

  • CE 191 Introduction to Civil Engineering 2 hrs
  • ENGL 101H Composition (KU Core: GE21) 3 hrs
  • MATH 125H Calculus I 4 hrs
  • CHEM 150F,H Chemistry for Engineers (GE3N) 5 hrs
  • ElectiveH Basic Science1 3 hrs
  • (*) Recommended but not required 17 hrs

SECOND YEAR

  • CE 301 Statics and Dynamics 5 hrs
  • MATH 127H Calculus III 4 hrs
  • PHSX 212H General Physics II 3
  • PHSX 236H General Physics II Laboratory 1 hrs
  • ElectiveH Arts and Humanities (GE3A&H) 2 3 hrs
  • Total hours 16 hrs

THIRD YEAR

  • CE 330/331F Fluid Mechanics/Lab 4 CE 455S
  • CE 4123,F,H Structural Engineering Materials 3 hrs

OR

CE 477 Intro. to Environ. Engr. & Sciences 3 hrs

  • CE 461 Structural Analysis 4 hrs
  • MATH 526 Applied Mathematical Statistics 3 hrs
  • ElectiveH Basic engineering science 3 hrs
  • Total hours 17 hrs

FOURTH YEAR

  • CE 562 Design of Steel Structures (AE61) 3 hrs

                   OR

CE 563 Design of Reinf. Concrete Structures 3 hrs

  • CMGT 457F Construction Project Management 3 hrs
  • Elective4 Civil engineering design 4 hrs
  • Elective Civil engineering design 3 hrs
  • ElectivesH Human Diversity (AE41) 3 hrs
  • Total hours 16 hrs

Spring Semesters

FIRST YEAR

  • CE 192 Civil Engineering Graphics 3 hrs
  • ENGL 102H Critical Reading and Writing (GE21) 3 hrs
  • MATH 126H Calculus II 4 hrs
  • PHSX 210H Gen. Physics I for Engineers (GE11) 3 hrs
  • PHSX 216H General Physics I Laboratory 1 hrs
  • ElectiveH Oral Communications (GE22)2 3 hrs
  • Total hours 17 hrs

SECOND YEAR

  • CE 240 Geomatics 3 hrs
  • CE 310H Strength of Materials 4 hrs
  • EECS 137 or 138 Visual Basic for Engrs / Intro. to Computing 3 hrs
  • MATH 220H Applied Differential Equations 3 hrs
  • MATH 290H Elementary Linear Algebra 2 hrs
  • Total hours 15 hrs

THIRD YEAR

  • CE 455S Hydrology 3 hrs
  • CE 477 Intro. to Environ. Engr. & Sciences 3 hrs

       OR

CE 4843,S Materials for Trans. Facilities 3 hrs

  • CE 480S Intro. to Transportation Engineering 3 hrs
  • CE 487 Soil Mechanics 4 hrs
  • ECON 104H Introductory Economics (GE3S) 4 hrs
  • Total hours 17 hrs

FOURTH YEAR

  • CE 562 Design of Steel Structures (AE61) 3 hrs

       OR

CE 563 Design of Reinf. Concrete Structures 3 hrs

  • Elective Civil engineering design 3 hrs
  • ElectiveH Global Awareness (AE42)2 3 hrs
  • ElectiveH Ethics/Social Responsibility (AE51)2 3 hrs
  • ElectivesH General 5hrs
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam 0 hrs
  • Total hours 17hrs

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