BS in Civil Engineering

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 51,029

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Civil Engineering: Big opportunities in a small setting
Trine University’s oldest engineering discipline, dating to 1902, the Bachelor of Science in civil engineering program provides BIG university opportunities in a small, student-friendly environment. 

Like big state schools, each of the five major civil engineering disciplines — structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering and water resources engineering — are represented well within Trine’s curriculum and faculty.

The degree: Broad foundation with opportunities to focus

Introductory courses for each of the five disciplines are required in the Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, so you will develop a broad civil engineering foundation. Senior-level design courses are also available in each discipline, allowing you to focus your education on the areas that interest you most.

Trine University's civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The experience: Personal attention, hands-on learning

As part of the Bachelor of Science in civil engineering program at Trine, you will experience:

  • Small , interactive classes, typically with 10-30 students
  • Active learning strategies
  • Faculty with open-door policies who know your name
  • Ten courses with integrated laboratories
  • Engineering site visits
  • Design projects in upper-level civil engineering courses
  • A capstone senior design project

Additional hands-on development opportunities available to all civil engineering students include:

  • Regional and national design competitions
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student group, recently named among the top in the nation
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) student group
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student group
  • Engineering internships
  • Cooperative work experience
  • Undergraduate research

The result: Preparation for professional exams and a successful career

By the year 2026, significant job growth is expected in the field, adding 11 percent more civil engineers and 8 percent more environmental engineers (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

As a civil engineering graduate from Trine University, you will be able to:

  • Prepare for and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Obtain an exciting, well-paying job in the discipline of your choice
  • Get accepted for graduate studies (master’s and/or doctoral)
  • Be prepared to pass the Principles of Engineering (PE) exam
  • Become a licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 129

General Education Requirements - 41 credit hours

• ENG 133 Technical Communication

• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar

• SP 203 Effective Speaking

• CH 104 General Chemistry I and Lab

• CH 114 General Chemistry II and Lab

• PH 224 Physics I and Lab

• MA 134 Calculus I

• MA 164 Calculus II

• MA 213 Calculus III

• Humanities Electives - 3 credit hours

• Social Sciences Electives - 3 credit hours

• Humanities or Social Science Elective - 3 credit hours

Program Requirements - 88 credit hours

• GE 101 Introduction to Engineering

• GE 401 Professional Practice

• EGR 152 Engineering Graphics

• MA 233 Differential Equations

• MA 393 Probability and Statistics

• ES 213 Statics

• ES 223 Dynamics

• ES 243 Solid Mechanics

• ES 323 Fluid Mechanics

• ES 382 Engineering Economics

• CE 1023 Engineering Math

• CE 2001 Basic Surveying Lab

• CE 2003 Basic Surveying

• CE 3101 Environmental Engineering Lab

• CE 3103 Environmental Engineering  

• CE 3201 Civil Engineering Materials Lab

• CE 3203 Civil Engineering Materials

• CE 3301 Hydraulics Lab

• CE 3303 Hydraulics

• CE 3501 Structural Analysis Lab

• CE 3503 Structural Analysis I

• CE 3521 Structural Design Lab

• CE 3523 Structural Design I

• CE 3603 Transportation Engineering

• CE 3701 Soil Mechanics Lab

• CE 3703 Soil Mechanics

• CE 3903 Introduction to Site Development

•CE 4911 Civil and Environmental Engineering Design Workshop

• CE 4912 Civil and Environmental Engineering Design Seminar

• CE 4913 Civil and Environmental Engineering Design

• Civil Engineering In-Depth Electives - 9 credit hours

• Business Elective - 3 credit hours

• Science Elective - 3 credit hours

• Professional Development Electives - 6 credit hours

Engineering Majors
• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee $500
• ONE-TIME Housing deposit $150
• Tuition $36,700
• Engineering /Science fee $330
• Intl Health Insurance $1,499
• Housing & Meal Plan $11,700
• Student Fee* $530
• Parking Permit Fee** $120
• Total Annual Estimate *** $51,029

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