The Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering degree at the University of Mount Union prides itself on providing individual attention to help students become proficient in structural, hydraulic, and environmental engineering, among others. Our civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and provides students with hands-on experiences and internship opportunities throughout their undergraduate career. (abet.org)
Civil engineering, along with mechanical engineering, are currently offered at the University of Mount Union as four-year ABET accredited degree programs. The University recently added three new engineering programs – biomedical, computer, and electrical engineering.
Courses in Civil Engineering
The civil engineering program requires 134-credit hours of coursework, which also fulfills the University’s requirements for its general education program, the Integrative Core. Mount Union’s civil engineering major provides an experience that stems from its “Four Pillars of Exceptional Engineering Education.”
Water Resource Engineering
This course provides students with theoretical background in closed-conduit hydraulics, open channel hydraulics, and hydrology applied to civil engineering design. This course introduces students to a) the quantification of water flows in the hydrologic cycle, b) the design of simple water distribution networks, and c) the principles of uniform and gradually varied open channel flow. There is a design project and a two hour lab associated with this course.
Geotechnical Engineering Design
In this course students will apply knowledge of geotechnical engineering theory to the design of foundations and retaining walls. Use knowledge of shear strength, bearing capacity, and lateral earth pressures in their designs. Design topics discussed will include both shallow and deep foundation design along with wall and geotextile design.
The entire civil engineering curriculum can be found below.
Requirements for the Mechanical Engineering degree include a faculty-led international field experience and a senior design capstone project. Students gain practical experience in the field while making a difference—and relishing in the opportunity to partake in an unforgettable experience! Find out more about experiential learning in the BS in Civil Engineering program.