Jun 02, 2023  
2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog

Civil Engineering, B.S.C.E.

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Educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering Program

The Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives can be summarized as follows. Graduates of the Civil Engineering Program at the University of New Orleans, within a few years after graduation:

  • Will meet or exceed the expectations of the employers of program graduates.
  • Will attain professional advancement.
  • Will serve the needs of society by working and assuming leadership roles in the related fields of civil engineering.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNO offers a four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. The UNO Civil Engineering curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The University also offers graduate programs leading to the Masters of Science in Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for civil engineering describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BSCE Civil Engineering

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 

An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. 

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 


An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 


An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. 


An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 


An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

General Education Requirements




Social Sciences


  • (Fine Arts, Music, FTA except FTA 2650 , 2660) Credits: 3

Total Credit Hours: 39

Total Credit Hours: 40


Total Credit Hours: 48

Total Credit Hours Required: 127

Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all undergraduate coursework.

  1. “C” or better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. 6 credits of Math satisfy listed in general education. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Includes 2 credits of Math listed in General Education Requirements section. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  5. Electives must be selected from 4000-level courses and must include a minimum of six credits.
  6. To graduate with a degree in Engineering, the student must satisfy the General Degree requirements of the University.

Four Year Plan of Study

First Year of Enrollment

Second Year of Enrollment

First Term

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Third Year of Enrollment

Fourth Year of Enrollment

Total Credit Hours Required: 128

  1. UNIV 1000 is required for all first-time full-time students; it does not carry credit toward the bachelor of science in civil engineering degree which requires 127 credit hours.

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