Civil Engineering - BS, Structural Engineering Track

The Structural Engineering track to fulfill the BS in Civil Engineering degree provides coursework in the areas of structural mechanics and structural analysis that equip the student to analyze and design the frameworks that support buildings, bridges, offshore installations and civil infrastructure projects.  This track is appropriate for those with strong analytical and computing skills wishing to apply them in the design of engineered facilities.   Structural engineers create simulation models of structural systems and use them to properly proportion the beams, columns and floor systems found in buildings and other civil projects to safely resist the forces found in their environment.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 andCHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CVEN 207 Introduction to the Civil Engineering Profession 1
CVEN 221 Engineering Mechanics: Statics 3
CVEN 250 Introduction to Graphics and Visualization Applications in Civil Engineering Design 2
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 3
STAT 211 Principles of Statistics I 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
CVEN 302 Computer Applications in Engineering and Construction 3
CVEN 303 Civil Engineering Measurement 3
CVEN 305 Mechanics of Materials 3
CVEN 306 Materials Engineering for Civil Engineers 3
ENGL 210
Technical and Business Writing
or Communication for Technical Professions
3
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
Fall
CVEN 311/EVEN 311 Fluid Dynamics 3
CVEN 322 Civil Engineering Systems 3
CVEN 345 Theory of Structures 3
CVEN 363 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics 3
Technical elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
CVEN 399 Mid-Curriculum Professional Development 0
Select one of the following: 3
Engineering Thermodynamics  
Sensor Technology for the Built Environment  
Principles of Electrical Engineering  
Principles of Thermodynamics  
Technical elective 6 9
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
CVEN 424 Civil Engineering Professional Practice 7 2
Technical elective 6 12
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 7 3
Technical elective 6 9
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

A grade of C or better is required in all science, mathematics and engineering courses taken to satisfy degree requirements.

Total Program Hours 128

Structural Engineering Track - Technical Electives

Technical electives for the BS in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering Track are composed of a SCIENCE course (3 semester credit hours), BREADTH courses (18 semester credit hours), FOCUS courses (9 semester credit hours), and a CAPSTONE DESIGN course (3 semester credit hours), as delineated below, for a total of 33 semester credit hours. A substitution for any course in the track must be approved in writing by the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student Services Office. 

SCIENCE Course (3 Semester Credit Hours Required)
Choose 3 Semester Credit Hours From:
Weather and Climate
Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution
Introduction to Bioenvironmental Sciences
Essentials in Biology
Planet Earth
Geology for Civil Engineers
Hydrogeology
Introduction to Environmental Geoscience
Physical Oceanography
Fundamentals of Ecology
Conservation of Natural Resources
BREADTH Courses (18 Semester Credit Hours Required)
CVEN 342Materials of Construction3
or CVEN 343   or Portland Cement Concrete Materials for Civil Engineers 
CVEN 349Civil Engineering Project Management3
CVEN 365Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering3
Choose 6-9 Semester Credit Hours From:
Environmental Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Choose 0-3 Semester Credit Hours From:
Sensor Technology for the Built Environment
Applied Civil Engineering Surveying 1
Geomatics for Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Design
Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering
AutoCAD in Civil Engineering 2
Public Works Engineering
Engineering Project Estimating and Planning
Linear Algebra
Topics in Applied Mathematics I
Basic Coastal Engineering
Principles of Statistics II
FOCUS Courses (9 Semester Credit Hours Required)
CVEN 444Structural Concrete Design3
CVEN 445Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis3
CVEN 446Structural Steel Design3
CAPSTONE DESIGN Course (3 Semester Credit Hours Required)
CVEN 483Analysis and Design of Structures3