The undergraduate program in Civil Engineering leads to the Bachelor of Civil Engineering (B.C.E.) degree. Students selecting to concentrate in the area of Construction Engineering and Management enroll in the capstone CE 302 Construction Management Systems and Economics plus four specialization courses. These include the (pre)selected electives CE 301 Construction Systems and Planning and CE 490 Construction Operations Analysis plus two program electives per the list in the unified tracking sheet. These two 400-level program electives may be double-counted toward a five-year combined bachelor's and master's degree under the School of Engineering policy if they are taken in the 500-level section. Additionally, a five-year dual undergraduate degree program is offered in cooperation with the School of Architecture and Planning.

The undergraduate degree of B.C.E. in the construction concentration contains 135 credit hours, including 9 liberal studies elective courses, 9 mathematics and science courses, and 9 general engineering courses, and at least 12 major-specific technical courses. This degree has a surveying requirement and an internship requirement. The curriculum shown below is for students entering in Fall 2017 or later (contact the department for previous versions).

  • Year 1 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 121 Calculus I 4
    ENGR 102 Intro Engr. Design and Prof. 3
    CSC 113 Intro to Computer Programming 3
    PHIL 201 Classical Mind 3
    ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition 3
    Total Credits 16
  • Year 1 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 122 Calculus II 4
    PHYS 215 University Physics I 4
    ENGR 201 Engineering Mechanics I 3
    PHIL 202 Modern Mind 3
    TRS 201 Faith Seeking Undestanding 3
    Total Credits 17
  • Year 2 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 221 Calculus III 4
    PHYS 216 University Physics II 4
    ENGR 301 Solid Mechanics 3
    CHEM 107 General Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 113 General Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    ENGR 106 Computer Aided Engr Tools 3
    Total Credits 19
  • Year 2 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    CE 101 Surveying 2
    ENGR 202 Engineering Mechanics II 3
    ENGR 222 Engineering Math I 4
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 3
    TRS Theology & Religious Studies Elective 3
    Total Credits 15
  • Required Summer Intership

    All Construction Engineering Management students are required to have two summer internships, in the summers following the second and third years
  • Year 3 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 309 Probability and Statistics for Engr 3
    ENGR 331 Fluid Mechanics 3
    ENGR 395 Engineering Materials Lab 1
    MSE 395 Intro to Materials Sci & Engr 2
    CE 312 Theory of Structures 3
    CE 366 Soil Mechanics & Testing 3
    Total Credits 15
  • Year 3 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    CE 302 Constr Mgmt Systems and Economics 3
    CE 372 Hydraulics 3
    CE 402 Structural Steel Design 3
    CE 468 Foundation Engineering 3
    PHIL 362 Prof. Ethics in Engineering 3
    ENGR 438 Intro to Environmental Engineering 3
    Total Credits 18
  • Required Summer Intership

    All Construction Engineering Management students are required to have a summer internship following the second and third years
  • Year 4 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    CE 374 Intro to Transportation Engineering 3
    CE 403 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
    CE 420 Senior Capstone Design I 3
    CE 301 Construction Systems & Planning 3
    CE CE Program Elective 3
    ENGR 401 Engineering Senior Seminar 1
    Total Credits 16
  • Year 4 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    CE 421 Senior Capstone Design II 3
    CE 490 Construction Operations Analysis 3
    CE CE Program Elective 3
    TRS Theology & Religious Studies Elective 3
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 3
    Total Credits 15

Contact Us

Gunnar Lucko, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Construction Engineering and Management Program

Pangborn Hall Room G-17
Department of Civil Engineering
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20064

Email: lucko@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-4381
Fax: 202-319-6677
eFax: 509-275-5376