Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering Department
University of Central Florida
12800 Pegasus Drive, Suite 211
Orlando, Florida 32816-2450

Phone: (407) 823-2841

Fax: (407) 823-3315

Upcoming Events

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    September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm


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Ms. Carol Ann Pohl

Ms. Carol Ann Pohl

Coordinator, Undergraduate Programs
Engr II 211G
(407) 823-2128

Undergraduate Admissions

5 Year Course Plan


2016 and Later Requirements:

• BS Civil Eng. – Flowchart 
• BS Civil Eng. – 4-year Plan
• BS Environmental Eng. – Flowchart
• BS Environmental Eng. – 4-year Plan
• BS Construction Eng. – Flowchart
• BS Construction Eng.- 4-year Plan

2011 to 2015 Requirements:

• BS Civil Eng.- Flowchart 
• BS Civil Eng.- 4-year Plan
• BS Environmental Eng. – Flowchart
• BS Environmental Eng. – 4-year Plan
• BS Construction Eng. – Flowchart
• BS Construction Eng. – 4-year Plan

Approved Technical Elective Lists:

 BS Civil Engineering
 BS Environmental Engineering 
• BS Construction Engineering

Double Major within the Department Policy

The University of Central Florida Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Department has over 1000 undergraduate students pursuing one or more of three undergraduate degree programs.

The undergraduate degree programs are each 128 credit hour programs and requirements include a project design course and a capstone design course which encourages students to synthesize knowledge from earlier courses to solve real-world engineering problems. In short, these three programs are majors that build civilizations and improve quality of life and are intricately involved in the sustainment of society’s basic needs yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

 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).

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.

  • The construction industry is the second largest industry in the United States employing more than six million people representing engineers, contractors, architects, owners, real estate developers, construction labor, material and equipment vendors, financial and insurance institutions, attorneys and government agencies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment growth of construction engineers to exceed 35,000 new positions by 2006. The construction engineering program prepares students for rewarding
    careers in the areas listed above.

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.

Students transferring into the University of Central Florida Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering Bachelors Degree programs generally do so with some or all of the following courses completed at the Community/State College.
All courses which are pre-requisite for other courses within the CECE program must have an earned grade of “C” (2.0) or better.

  1. An A.A. Degree
  2. Calculus I, II, and III (MAC 2311, 2312, 2313)
  3. Differential Equations (MAP 2302)
  4. Physics with Calculus I and II (PHY 2048C and 2049C) with labs
  5. College Chemistry I CHM 1045C with lab for Civil or Construction programs and
    both CHM 1045C and CHM 1046C with labs for Environmental program.

Students transferring from a Community/State college with a Pre-Engineering program
may also be able to transfer the following courses:

  • EGS 2310…..Statics
  • EGS 2321…..Dynamics
  • EGS 2025…..Probability and Statistics for Engineers
  • EGS 1006…..Introduction to Engineering
  • EGS 1007…..Engineering Concepts and Methods

The courses you will be allowed to enroll in during your first term at UCF will be determined by the courses that you have completed and are transferring with. You may not be eligible for full-time load of courses in your major in your first term. Schedules will be individually determined during your transfer orientation session. If you have not completed MAC 2311, MAC 2312, PHY 2048C, and CHM 1045C you will be admitted to pending status which may also impact the ability to obtain a full-time load in your first semester.

More info at Transfer & Transition Services site

  1. ONE PROBLEM PER PAGE (unless two short problems can be fitted in very neatly on one page). Number all pages, and use one side of the paper only!
  2. The problem definition (statement), either handwritten or photocopied, must be put on the page.
    Present all equations used in the solution of the problem.
    Present all diagrams used.
    Reference all figures/tables used.
    List all assumptions used in the solution of the problem.
    Show a complete problem solution for “full” credit.
  4. WATCH UNITS! Use dimensional analysis, where necessary, to convert quantities to identical units. A solution without any units will be graded as ‘incorrect’.
  5. The solution should be presented in adequate detail to be reviewed by a third party.
  6. The correct numerical answer is important. Check your work for algebraic, computation, spelling, and units conversion errors. Scoring penalties will be imposed for those errors that should be identified by review of the work prior to submission. In practice, when a design fails, lawsuits often follow. Juries may not understand technical details but they understand computational errors.
  7. Do not round off intermediate answers. Be very careful of mathematical errors. Math errors in the range of 3 – 15% may occur if you round off intermediate answers. Round off final answer(s) only. Report final answers to the appropriate number of significant digits (usually 3 or 4).
  9. Work from the left side of the paper to the right side and from top to bottom.
  10. All work shall be presented in a professional manner. Neatness counts toward your final homework grade. Illegible or extremely sloppy work may be returned with a grade of ZERO.
  11. Put your name on each sheet in the upper right-hand corner of each page and paginate.
  12. All homework problems to be submitted for grading shall be turned in at the beginning of class. NO late homework will be accepted unless PRIOR arrangements are made with the Professor.
  13. All work is to be done on Engineering Paper or Grid-Line Paper. Computer-generated work is acceptable if cleared with the instructor first. No notebook paper will be allowed!
  14. All graphs shall be computer generated or very neatly hand-drawn (using a straight edge) on 8.5″ x 11″ paper, and shall be thoroughly labeled.



When you begin to take engineering courses (as opposed to pre-engineering and science courses), you are entering into a new “culture.” Certain things are expected in engineering courses and many faculty ASSUME you are aware of these expectations. This handout lists a few important points in studying for engineering courses.

  • ATTEND CLASSES. Most of the important material is covered in class and if you get lecture material or verbal information from a colleague, this may or may not be accurate and in some cases may be hearsay.
  • Know a responsible classmate to double-check information with and depend upon in case you do have to miss a class. Know other responsible classmates as part of your study group. Networking is very important.


As soon as possible after class:

  • Review your class notes: Make sure you understand the notes and double-check formulae, subscripts, exponents, symbols, etc. Clear up any problems or discrepancies IMMEDIATELY (NOT the evening before an examination).
  • Work the homework problems, yourself, (assigned and suggested) promptly and make sure you understand the concept(s), problem and solution. Putting off problems until the night before they are due or before an examination is often counterproductive. When submitting problems make sure you work on engineering paper and follow the professor’s instructions as to format (See Handout entitled “Homework Rules and Guidelines”). Homework shall be presented in a professional manner such as you would do in working for a professional firm. Pay attention and be careful. If you are not careful with homework, how can you expect to do well on examinations?


Prepare for ALL examinations as if they were “Closed Book,” even if they are “Open Book.” “Open Book” examinations are usually harder than “Closed Book” examinations since faculty assume you have organized your notes, reviewed carefully and thoroughly, and can thus move quickly through the examination.

Although we recognize the pressures associated with examinations, try to present your examination solutions neatly and carefully. Faculty are more inclined to give partial credit, if appropriate, if they can follow the student’s work.

And, finally, maintain a professional attitude. Being “cool and casual” with respect to your attitude about class, homework, doing well in the course, etc., is a characteristic that is NOT appreciated in an engineering course.