BS in Civil Engineering (Concentration: Environmental)

University of Hartford-International Study Centre, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 45,144

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 13% scholarship

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) degree prepares students for entry level careers or graduate studies in structural, geotechnical, transportation, environmental, water resources, and construction engineering.

 

 Civil engineers will help to solve the critical challenges of the 21st century, such as the rebuilding of our country’s infrastructure; incorporating sustainable, green building technologies into their designs; and helping to provide access to safe water to the almost 900 million people in the world (approximately one in eight people) who now lack that access.

The Civil Engineering program promotes project-based learning. As students learn the fundamentals of science, math, and engineering in their first two years, their courses include hands-on projects in which they use those fundamentals in real-world applications. For example, students in their sophomore engineering design course have worked with our Engineers Without Borders student chapter to develop and implement sustainable water supply solutions for villages in India and Kenya. In their final two years, students take courses in the core areas of civil engineering: structural, geotechnical, transportation, water resources, environmental, and construction engineering. The curriculum continues to emphasize project-based learning, such as performing a traffic impact study for a magnet school in the city of Hartford or growing algae as a potential source of biofuel. The civil engineering curriculum culminates with a two semester senior capstone design sequence. Students select a project in their area of interest and work as part of a design team mentored by a practicing engineer. The experience gained by our students working as junior engineers for their mentors has been extremely successful in helping our graduates make the transition from college to their professional careers.

The Civil Engineering program also provides students with opportunities to work on international interdisciplinary projects. Students have traveled to India and Kenya to work on water and energy projects. In addition, we have a group of students collaborating with Indian students to develop a sustainable business solution or social enterprise to provide potable water to those who are too poor now to purchase clean water. We also work with students so that they can study abroad for one or two semesters. For example, our students have studied in Australia, India, Ireland, and Scotland.

Outside the classroom, students have the opportunity to participate in many different engineering clubs and work on projects such as the design and construction of a steel bridge. Our affiliation with the Construction Institute on campus provides students with numerous opportunities to visit construction sites around Greater Hartford. With our emphasis on undergraduate education, there are also many opportunities for undergraduate students to earn money by assisting faculty with their funded research. With the strong support of our alumni, there is a solid network available to help our students with paid internships during the school year and summer.

Candidates for the B.S.C.E. may elect the environmental concentration by taking elective courses that are related to the environment to supplement their broad-based civil engineering education. These courses are labeled in the course descriptions with the designation (ENV) following the number of credits.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Entry requirements
Undergraduate

Pre-sessional English (2 semesters) Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32
  • IELTS 3.5
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 31-36
  • Duolingo 45
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree



Pre-sessional English (1 semester) Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40
  • IELTS 4.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 37-40
  • Duolingo 55
  • Gao Kao English Below 75/120; Below 95/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree

Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45-54
  • IELTS 4.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-35
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Below 95/150; Below 75/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree

Extended Plus IPP (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55-59
  • IELTS 5.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 36-41
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English Below 99/150; Below 77/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 30 credits towards degree

Extended Plus IPP (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60-69
  • IELTS 5.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-49
  • Pearson Versant 48-63
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Below 105/150; Below 83/120
  • GPA: 2.3 for International pathway program
  • Upto 24 credits towards degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 (spring 2021 only)
  • Duolingo 105 score (retest on arrival); 120 score (no test on arrival)
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.75 for Direct admission

Environmental Concentration
132 credits 1
Credits in the major: 75 10
Freshman Year

First Semester (17 credits)

US 190 - First Year Experience 1 credit(s)
ES 143P - Engineering and Design 3 credit(s)
ES 220 - Graphic Communication 2 credit(s)
CH 110 - College Chemistry 4 credit(s)
M 144 - Calculus I 4 credit(s)
WRT 110W - Academic Writing I 3 credit(s)


Second Semester (18 credits)

ES 115 - Engineering Computer Applications 3 credit(s)
CH 111P - College Chemistry 4 credit(s)
M 145 - Calculus II 4 credit(s)
PHY 112 - Calculus-Based Physics I 4 credit(s)
UIS - University Interdisciplinary Studies elective 3 credit(s) 5
Sophomore Year

First Semester (18 credits)

CE 250 - Introduction to Geomatics 3 credit(s)
ES 110 - Statics 3 credit(s)
M 246 - Applied Mathematics for Civil Engineers 4 credit(s)
PHY 113 - Calculus-Based Physics II 4 credit(s)
Science elective

One of the following:
BIO 110 - General Biology I 4 credit(s)
BIO 122 - Introductory Biology I 4 credit(s)
BIO 130 - Introduction to Environmental Science 4 credit(s)
PHY 135 - Descriptive Geology 4 credit(s)


Second Semester (15 credits)

CE 260W - Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory 3 credit(s)
CE 352 - Transportation Engineering I 3 credit(s)
ES 211 - Dynamics 3 credit(s)
ES 212 - Mechanics of Materials 3 credit(s)
ES 242P - Engineering by Design 3 credit(s)
Junior Year

First Semester (15 credits)

CE 310 - Elementary Structural Analysis 3 credit(s)
CE 330 - Geotechnical Engineering I 4 credit(s)
CE 452 - Transportation Engineering II 4 credit(s)
ES 320 - Thermal-Fluids Engineering 4 credit(s)


Second Semester (17 credits)
CE 300 - Engineering Economics 3 credit(s)
CE 312 - Structural Steel Design 3 credit(s)
CE 320 - Water Resources Engineering 4 credit(s)
ES 342 - Engineering Practice 1 credit(s)
UISC - Cultural and Historical Interpretation elective (UISC 180 or UISC 212) 3 credit(s) 5
ECE 210 - Electrical Engineering for Civil Engineers 3 credit(s)
Senior Year

First Semester (17 credits)

CE 410 - Reinforced Concrete Design 3 credit(s)
CE 420W - Water Quality Engineering I 4 credit(s)
CE 430 - Foundation Engineering 3 credit(s)
CE 464 - Civil Engineering Design Project I 1 credit(s)
UISS 340D - Ethics in the Professions 3 credit(s)
Professional elective 3 credit(s) 11


Second Semester (15 credits)

CE 465 - Civil Engineering Design Project II 3 credit(s)
Professional elective 3 credit(s) 11
Humanities/social science elective 3 credit(s) 9
Humanities/social science elective 3 credit(s) 9
UIS - University Interdisciplinary Studies elective 3 credit(s) 5
Note(s):

See Program Requirement Notes-CETA for superscripts above.

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Pre-Sessional English (2 semesters) Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters) $62,827

 Pre-Sessional English (1 semester) Extended Plus IPP (4 semesters) $57,627 

Extended Plus IPP (4 semester) $52,427 

Extended IPP (3 semesters) $47,071

 Standard IPP (2 semesters) $41,046 

Direct Admission $45,144 

Estimated Room, Board & Fees 15,392 - $21,955 

UnderGraduate Pathway Scholarships available upto $8000 

UndeGraduate Direct Admission Scholarship available upto $23000

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