B.S. in Civil Engineering
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) produces graduates who design and maintain sustainable built and natural environments.
Civil Engineers are responsible for designing our civil infrastructure (buildings, roads, bridges, reservoirs, drinking water and wastewater treatment ), for
the mitigation of geohazards (such as hurricanes and tornadoes) and for the protection and restoration of our natural environment. Civil Engineering is
among the top three fastest growing engineering job markets, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. There are more Civil Engineers currently em-
ployed than in any other engineering profession.

During the first two years at Mines, Civil Engineering students complete a set of core courses
that includes mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences. The first two years also
include engineering design coursework through the Engineering Practice Introductory Se-
quence (EPICS I and II). This experience teaches design methodology and stresses the creative
and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession.
A summer field session after the sophomore year provides experience using tools needed for
civil engineering site assessment, such as surveying and graphic design using computer soft-
ware. In the final two years, students complete advanced courses in structural theory, soil
mechanics, environmental engineering, design of foundations, civil engineering and liberal arts
electives. Juniors and seniors select electives that develop depth of knowledge in traditional
civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering,
water resources, and engineering mechanics. As seniors, all students complete a capstone
design project in collaboration with students majoring in other engineering disciplines. Minors
and areas of special interest in other programs, such as Humanitarian Engineering, are also
available.
“Mines helped me build a solid

foundation for both graduate school


Internships & Careers
& a career in industry. In addition to the
exceptional technical training, the
Throughout our program, there is substantial focus on the development of practical applica-
professors always challenged me to be
tions and techniques to enhance the overall attractiveness and competitiveness of Civil Engi-
a critical & independent thinker.
neering students to a wide range of employers in consulting, industry and government. Sum-

mer internships provide a tremendous opportunity to learn valuable work skills, hone in on
career interests, establish contacts and networks, identify strengths and weaknesses and apply
My experiences at Mines helped me
coursework to the world of work. Civil Engineering graduates from Mines are valued in a varie-
learn how to ask the right questions
ty of careers, addressing the design of buildings and bridges, roads and transportation systems,
and confidently think outside of the box
flood control and stormwater management systems, water supply systems and solutions for
to the find the best solution.”
mitigating landslides and other natural geohazards.

According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of Civil Engineers is project-
~ Kristi Selden, EIT, BS Civil Eng.
ed to grow 20% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations, and are receiv-
Structural Engineer
ing median annual salary offerings of $79,340. As infrastructure continues to age, Civil Engi-
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Assoc. Inc.
neers will be needed to preserve buildings, rehabilitate bridges and maintain levees and dams.



Student Experience

DEPARTMENT QUICK FACTS
Mines students will tell you that living in Colorado offers many opportunities to take a break
from the books and enjoy a healthy outdoor and community life.
ABET Accredited
With over 170 student organizations, clubs and recreation activities, Mines students excel in
334 Undergrad. Students
their academics while pursuing diverse interests and enjoying balanced, active college lives.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Associate/Water
143 Graduate Students
Environment Federation (AWWA/WEF) and the concrete canoe competition are of particular
interest to Civil Engineering students. Not to mention, our campus sits at the foot of the Rocky
26 Faculty
Mountains - which means Colorado’s playground is right in our backyard. At the Colorado
School of Mines, life is rich and rewarding both inside and outside of the classroom.
5 Research Centers

2016-17 Civil Engineering Curriculum
Freshman Year





Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
MATH111
Calculus for Scientists & Engineers I
4
MATH112 Calculus for Scientists & Engineers II
4
CHGN121
Principles in Chemistry I
4
PHGN100 Physics I - Mechanics
4.5
GEGN101
Earth & Environmental Systems
4
CHGN122 Principles of Chemistry II
4
LAIS100
Nature & Human Values
4
EPIC151
Design (EPICS) I
3
CSM101
Freshman Success Seminar
0.5
PAGN102 Physical Education
0.5
PAGN101
Physical Education
0.5




TOTAL 17 credits
TOTAL 16 credits
Sophomore Year





Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
MATH213
Calculus for Scientists & Engineers III
4
MATH201 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
3
PHGN200
Physics II - Electromagnetism & Optics 4.5
EGGN350 Multidisciplinary Engineering Lab II
1.5
CEEN241
Statics
3
CEEN311 Mechanics of Materials
3
CEEN310
Fluid Mechanics for Civil & Env. Eng.
3
CEEN210 Introduction to Civil Infrastructure
1.5
Fortran Programming, 261,
CSCI260
2
LAIS200
Human Systems
3

or EGGN 205
PAGN2XX
Physical Education
0.5
EPIC267
EPICS II: Civil Engineering, 262, 261, or 251
3



PAGN2XX Physical Education
0.5
15.5

TOTAL 17 credits
TOTAL
credits

3 Week Summer Session
Credits



CEEN331
Engineering Field Session
3



Junior Year






Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
CEEN314
Structural Theory
3
CEEN415 Foundation Engineering
3
CEEN312
Soil Mechanics
3
CE BREAD Civil Engineering Breadth Elective
3
CEEN312L
Soil Mechanics Lab
1
CE BREAD Civil Engineering Breadth Elective
3
CEEN350
Civil & Construction Eng. Materials
3
STR ELECT Structural Design Elective
3
MEGN315
Dynamics
3
LAIS/EBGN Humanity & Social Science Elective
3
MATH225
Differential Equations
3
FREE
Free Elective
3

TOTAL 16 credits
TOTAL 18 credits
Senior Year






Fall Semester
Credits

Spring Semester
Credits
EBGN201
Principles of Economics
3
EGGN492 Senior Design II
3
EGGN491
Senior Design I
3
CE ELECT Civil Engineering Elective
3
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective
3
CE ELECT Civil Engineering Elective
3
CE ELECT
Civil Engineering Elective
3
LAIS/EBGN Humanity & Social Science Elective
3
LAIS/EBGN
Humanity & Social Science Elective
3
FREE
Free Elective
3
FREE
Free Elective
3




TOTAL 18 credits
TOTAL 15 credits
For the most accurate and up-to-date curriculum information, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin




DEGREE TOTAL HOURS: 135.5 credits

PROGRAM CONTACT
Jaime Bachmeier
Undergrad Program Administrator
1015 14th St.
Golden, CO 80401
jbachmeier@mines.edu