The Construction Engineering curriculum provides a hybrid education consisting of a strong civil engineering foundation coupled with experiential learning in architecture and construction practices. This comprehensive approach includes initial design though the completion of the exterior building facade.

The following is a suggested four-year schedule for the BS in Construction Engineering. Taking these courses in the years shown will ensure that you have the prerequisites for the following year’s courses.

Freshman Year: Fall Semester

* All Construction Engineering students must take 1 Fine Arts (FF), 1 Social & Behavioral Science (BF), and 2 Humanities (HF) courses to fulfill the General Education requirements. The University of Utah also requires all students to complete a Diversity (DV) course and an International Requirement (IR). These 2 courses can be combined with General Education Requirements e.g. MUSC 3600 (IRFF), therefore satisfying 2 requirements with only one course.

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 1000 Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering 2
MATH 1310 Engineering Calculus I 4
WRTG 2010
or
ESL 1060
Intermediate Writing
or
Advanced Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
3
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 General Chemistry Lab I 1
General Education Requirement* 3
Total 17

Freshman Year: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 1400 Computer-Aided Design 3
MATH 1320 Engineering Calculus II 4
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists & Engineers I 4
CHEM 1220
or
PHYS 2220
General Chemisty II
or
Physics for Scientists & Engineers II
4
CHEM 1225
or
PHYS 2215
or
PHYS 2225
General Chemistry II Lab
or
Physics for Scientists & Engineers I Lab
or
Physics for Scientists & Engineers II Lab
1
Total 16


Sophomore Year: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 2000 Seminar .5
CVEEN 2010 Statics 3
CVEEN 2310 Probability & Statistics 3
MG EN 2400 Surveying 3
MATH 2250 Differential Equations & Linear Algebra 4
GEO 1110 Introduction to Earth Systems 3
GEO 1115 Introduction to Earth Systems Lab 1
Total 17.5

Sophomore Year: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 2140 Strength of Materials 3
CVEEN 2300 Engineering Economics 2
CVEEN 2750 Computer Tools 2
ARCH 1615 Introduction to Architecture 3
ECON 2010 Microeconomics 3
General Education Requirement/DV* 3
Total 16

Junior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 3210 Structural Loads & Analysis 3
CVEEN 3310 Geotechnical Engineering I 3
CVEEN 3315 Geotechnical Engineering I Lab 1
CVEEN 3510 Civil Engineering Materials 3
CVEEN 3515 Civil Engineering Materials Lab 1
CVEEN 3700 Construction 3
Total 14

Junior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 3100 Technical Communication 3
CVEEN 3520 Transportation 3
CVEEN 3710 Contract Specifications 3
Design Technical Elective 3
General Education Requirement* 3
Total 15


Senior Year: Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 4221 Concrete I 3
CVEEN 5720 Project Scheduling 3
CVEEN 5740 Horizontal Construction 3
Technical Elective 3
American Institutions^ 3
Total 15

^ The University of Utah requires all students to complete an American Institution requirement. Students can choose from ECON 1740, HIST 1700, or POLS 1100.

Senior Year: Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Hours
CVEEN 4920 Construction Design Capstone 3
CVEEN 5780 Facade I 3
CVEEN 5790 Vertical Construction 3
Technical Elective 3
General Education Requirement/IR* 3
Total 15