Civil Engineering, BS - Coastal and Ocean Engineering Track

The Coastal and Ocean Engineering Track to fulfill the BS in Civil Engineering degree emphasizes breadth across civil engineering with a focus on coastal and offshore engineering. The focus electives prepare students to analyze and design systems for shallow and deep water environments. The track is appropriate for a career related to coastal and offshore engineering, and for those planning on further specialization in graduate studies.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, environmental engineering, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary 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, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering degrees in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  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
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
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 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4  
 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 2
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 Hours18
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
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
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
CVEN 399 Mid-Curriculum Professional Development 0
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Technical elective 6 12
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
CVEN 424 Civil Engineering Professional Practice 7 2
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Technical elective 6 11
 Semester Credit Hours16
PHIL 482/ENGR 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
Technical elective 6 9
 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

Coastal and Ocean Engineering Track - Technical Electives

Technical electives for the BS in Civil Engineering, Coastal and Ocean Engineering Track are composed of a SCIENCE course (3 semester credit hours), BREADTH courses (11 semester credit hours), FOCUS courses (18 semester credit hours), and a CAPSTONE DESIGN course (3 semester credit hours), as delineated below, for a total of 35 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)
OCNG 410Physical Oceanography3
BREADTH Courses (11 Semester Credit Hours)
CVEN 365Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering3
CVEN 444Structural Concrete Design3
or CVEN 446   or Structural Steel Design 
OCEN 410Ocean Engineering Laboratory2
Choose 3 Semester Credit Hours From:
Environmental Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Materials of Construction
Portland Cement Concrete Materials for Civil Engineers
Civil Engineering Project Management
FOCUS Courses (18 Semester Credit Hours Required)
OCEN 300Ocean Engineering Wave Mechanics3
OCEN 481Seminar1
Select 9 hours from:
Basic Coastal Engineering
Principles of Naval Architecture
Dynamics of Offshore Structures
Select 5 hours from:
Basic Coastal Engineering
Underwater Acoustics for Ocean Engineers
Principles of Naval Architecture
Dynamics of Offshore Structures
Underwater and Moored System Design
Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Engineered Environmental Systems
Construction Management of Field Operations
Geomatics for Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering Design
Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis
AutoCAD in Civil Engineering
Hydraulic Engineering of Water Distribution Systems
Engineering Project Estimating and Planning
Directed Studies 1
Research 1
OCEN 407Design of Ocean Engineering Facilities II3
or CVEN 400   or Design Problems in Civil Engineering