Undergraduate Degree Programs

1. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is concerned primarily with the planning, analysis, and design skills for such areas as structures, geotechnical, transportation, and water resources.

  • Structures: 
    Analysis and behavior of steel, concrete and composite structures. Classical and finite element analysis of structures in static and dynamic environments. Research projects include: fiber reinforced plastics, prestressed concrete bridge behavior, wind engineering, inelastic seismic response of concrete and steel connections and systems, and nonlinear dynamics.

  • Geotechnical: 
    Basic geotechnical engineering, foundation design, dynamics of soil, groundwater seepage and hydrology. Advanced geotechnical engineering and environmental geotechnology. Research projects include: subsurface exploration, soil and material testing, ground improvement and stabilization, soil-structure interaction and soil contamination.

  • Water Resources: 
    Surface and groundwater with emphasis on open channels, closed conduits, modeling, stormwater management, hydraulic designs, hydrologic characterization, reservoir, systems, and groundwater systems are studied with respect to theory and practice.

  • Transportation: 
    The curriculum in transportation engineering covers planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities including highways, mass transit, airports, and railroads. The coursework covers state-of-the-art Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS). Tesearch in the areas of traffic incident management, traffic safety, advanced traveler information systems, efficiency of electronic toll collection systems, and air quality modeling of electronic toll plazas is carried out through the Transportation Systems Institute (TSI).

    CECE Transfer Student Information
    Civil Engineering Course Flowchart
    Four year Plan
    Elective Courses
    For a detailed description of CECE Coursework, visit the university catalog online.

2. Bachelor of Science Construction Engineering

Construction Engineering interdisciplinary nature of the program offers a mix of essential technical, managerial, and business courses for a successful career in the industry.

3. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering addresses the interaction of humans with their environment, and the planning, design, and control of systems for environmental quality management. This discipline covers such areas as air and noise pollution, solid waste, potable water and wastewater.

Air pollution control, atmospheric dispersion modeling and air quality modeling. Current research includes: control of air toxins and other pollutants from hazardous waste incinerators, and modeling the carbon monoxide concentrations near busy traffic intersections.

Outdoor noise propagation and control. Ongoing research includes: Development of enforceable ordinances, modeling of transportation noise sources, design of mitigation, and atmospheric effects on outdoor noise propagation.

Potable Water:  
Physical and chemical unit operations and water treatment plant design emphasizing compliance with amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. Research includes: design and modeling of conventional and advanced technologies for the control of DBP precursors, corrosion, biological pathogen, SOCs and other contaminants emphasizing cost and performance. Faculty, staff and students are currently involved in regional, national and international research projects involving drinking water treatment.

Solid Waste: 
Solid and hazardous waste including municipal solid waste management and facility design, hazardous waste regulation and management, subsurface contaminant transport and hazardous waste incineration. Research activities include: solid waste composting, landfill gas emission modeling and measurement, landfill leachate treatment, hazardous waste incineration, and beneficial reuse of landfill gas.

Wastewater:  Unit operations and processes for management of municipal and industrial wastewater. Biological processes for domestic and degradable industrial wastewater. Physical and chemical methods to eliminate toxicity associated with certain industrial sources. Waste management strategies through water conservation, by-product recovery, material substitution, recycling, reuse and other product modifications.

CECE Transfer Student Information

Environmental Engineering Course Flowchart
Four year Plan
Elective Courses
For a detailed description of CECE Coursework, visit the university catalog online.

The UCF BSCE, BSEnvE, and BSConE programs are each accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.