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Bachelor of ScienceCivil Engineering

Edison Awards GoldThe only civil engineering program in Michigan and one of just a few in the United States that adopted and received accreditation based on the American Society of Civil Engineering’s Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition (BOK2) and Vision for 2025.

Lawrence Technological University prepares you to enter this exciting profession like no other program in the state, with a top-notch education focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. You’ll explore the latest technologies in state-of-the-art labs, guided by professors with international industry expertise.

Civil engineers are leaders in the design, construction, and maintenance of the infrastructure society depends upon, including airports, bridges, buildings, highways, ports, and waterways. They use their analytical skills and professional judgment to solve today’s most pressing problems and build a more sustainable future.

Diverse and In-Depth Technical Knowledge

Civil engineering is a high-growth profession. Indeed, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over the next several years employment for civil engineers will rise 24%, higher than most engineering disciplines. A large part of this anticipated spike in job opportunities is likely the result of the poor condition of the country’s infrastructure. To address this demand, the Civil Engineering program at Lawrence Tech offers a wide breadth of courses in the major civil engineering sub-disciplines, providing students with a diverse technical background valuable to employers.

Program course topics include:

Water Resource Environmental Construction
Structural Geotechnical Transportation

Design and Entrepreneurial Curriculum

“Lawrence Tech’s implementation of the Body of Knowledge provided me with the foundation for a successful future in civil engineering.”– Mathew Hawley, BSCE’11, project engineer, Kiewit Construction, Omaha, NE 


Highly-Qualified Faculty/Extensive Industry Practitioner Participation

In order to provide the engineering and construction industry with top-notch civil engineering graduates, Lawrence Tech has established a Department of Civil Engineering with a core group of well-qualified, full-time faculty members experienced in their respective civil engineering subdisciplines. The adjunct faculty, another important component of the department, is comprised of highly respected practitioners from all areas of industry. All faculty members provide instruction that adheres to the university’s main approach to education: Theory and Practice. Moreover, the department’s Industry Advisory Board, consisting of owners and principals of engineering firms, construction companies and public agencies, interact with faculty and students on a continual basis. Students are thus provided with a quality academic experience along with substantial industry input and support. 

The Civil Engineering Vision

The American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), the leading industry professional association, formed a committee comprised of engineering experts from around the world whose task was to define the skills and attributes a future civil engineer should possess. The result was Vision 2025, which describes civil engineers as master planners, stewards of the environment and leaders in shaping public policy on infrastructure issues. The Department of Civil Engineering, committed to exposing our students to the concepts underpinning Vision 2025, adopted and implemented the ASCE Body of Knowledge 2nd Edition, which sets forth detailed program outcomes for civil engineering students to attain the status of highly-qualified and well-rounded professionals.




Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Flowchart 2021-22 PDF 

Capstone Prerequisites PDF 

132 credit-hour program consists of: 

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1103 College Composition 3
ECE 1101 CE Computer Graphics Lab 1
MCS 1414 Calculus 1 4
ECE 1011 Civil Engineering Perspectives 1
EGE 1001 Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
ECE 1013 Survey and Land Measurement 3
GLG 1103 Geology 3
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1 3
CHM 1221 University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
MCS 1424 Calculus 2 4
ECE 1413 Civil Engineering Materials 3
ECE 1102 CE Computer Applications Lab 2
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EGE 2123 Entrep. Engr. Design Studio 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Exp. 3
MCS 2414 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1 3
PHY 2421 University Physics 1 Lab 1
   TOTAL 17

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
EGE 2013 Statics 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Exp. 3
MCS 2423 Differential Equations 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2 3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab 1
COM 2103 Tech. and Prof. Communication 3
EGE 3012 Engineering Cost Analysis 2
   TOTAL 18

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
ECE 3424 Soil Mechanics 4
ECE 3013 Mechanics of Materials for CE 3
ECE 3011 Mechanics of Materials for CE Lab 1
ECE 3823 Transportation Engineering 3
ECE 3821 Transportation Engineering Lab 1
ECE 3213 Construction Engineering 3
ECE 3211 Construction Engineering Lab 1
EGE 3022 Leadership & Prof. Dev. Engr. 2
   TOTAL 18

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
ECE 3324 Environmental Engineering 4
ECE 3523 Hydromechanics 3
ECE 3723 Theory of Structures 3
MCS 3403 Probability & Statistics
EME 3043 Dynamics 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
ECE 4022 CE Design Project 1 2
ECE 4243 Construction Project Management 3
ECE 4544 Hydraulic Engineering 4
ECE 4011 CE Design Competition 1 * (0) 1
ECE 4363 Environmental Engineering Design * (3) 3
ECE 4443 Foundation Engineering * (3) 3
ECE 4753 Steel Design * (3) 3
ECE 4843 Highway Engineering * (3) 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course # Subject Cr. Hrs.
ECE 4032 CE Design Project 2 2
ECE 4051 Ethics and Professional Issues 1
ECE 4743 Concrete Design 3
ECE 4761 Structural Design Test Lab 1



Junior/Senior Elective 3
ECE 4012 CE Design Competition 2 * (0) 2
ECE 4263 Cost Est., Bidding & Contracting * (1) 3
ECE 4343 Environmental Engineering 2 * (1) 3
ECE 4563 Hydrology * (1) 3
ECE 4733 Advanced Structural Analysis * (1) 3
   TOTAL 16
Civil Engineering Technical Electives (TE)*
The selected 4 TE courses MUST have a total design credits equal to or exceed 7. Design credits are indicated by the number in (...) to the right side of each TE course name.

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Internships + Co-Ops

Internships + Co-Ops

True to Lawrence Tech’s unique blend of theory and practice, Civil Engineering students are encouraged to take part in internships or cooperative education (co-op). This opportunity provides hands-on, practical engineering experience that is a distinct advantage when approaching future employers.

Check out some of our students had to say about their experiences with Internships and Co-Ops.

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET


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