Fenn College of Engineering
Since 1923, the Washkewicz College of Engineering has provided a tradition of high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in engineering and engineering technology. In our technological society, engineering is increasingly important in the global marketplace of business and industry. In fact, since the present and future well-being of the metropolitan Cleveland area is intricately linked with continued industrial growth, educated professionals such as engineers and technologists are in great demand.
Civil engineers are responsible for designing, constructing and operating much of the physical world. Civil engineers design wastewater treatment plants, skyscrapers, tunnels, bridges, highways, solar panels for space applications, and more.
The College’s curriculum in Civil Engineering prepares students for successful careers in the following occupations: environmental engineer, transportation engineer, steel designer, bridge engineer, ground-water hydrologist and many others.
In addition to mathematics and science courses, civil engineering students take courses such as strength of materials, steel and concrete structures, fluid mechanics and hydraulics, environmental engineering, soil mechanics and foundations, and transportation and construction engineering, among others. Students learn useful laboratory techniques in the recently upgraded Soils Laboratory, the Strength of Materials Laboratory (that includes a variety of both manual and fully automated testing machines), and the Environmental Laboratory.
Career opportunities for civil engineers are increasing rapidly because of the aging infrastructure (roads, bridges, and other structures) around the world, and the need for its repair and renewal. Further opportunities exist in creating a clean environment.
Projected growth in all engineering fields through 2012 is 3- 9 percent, and up to 36 percent in Environmental Engineering. Engineering ranks among the highest paid professional fields.
Click here to see the current academic year's Undergraduate Catalog requirements for the Civil Engineering major .
NOTE: The requirements listed below are unofficial. For official requirements, determine your catalog rights, and go to the undergraduate catalog that matches those rights. (The following requirements are ONLY for students whose FIRST semester at CSU is Fall 2011 or Spring 2012. For students who started BEFORE the 2011-2012 school year AND who have been enrolled during at least one of the past three semesters, including summer, please see your undergraduate catalog).
Here are just a few of the many special opportunities that Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering offers:
- The Cooperative Education Program – Provides excellent opportunities for hands-on, paid work experience. Co-op enables our students to alternate between classes and work in the field at many prominent companies.
- Fully accredited programs
- Free tutoring
- Classes emphasize teamwork and communication skills
- Small classes and labs (average class size is 17)
- State-of-the-art facilities – Large investments have been made in new labs and the renovation of classrooms and office space in Stilwell Hall, home of the Washkewicz College of Engineering.
- Research Centers - Undergraduate students have the opportunity to do research with our nationally recognized faculty
- Student Support and Activities - The College offers personalized advising and the Engineering Student Enrichment Program, along with 14 student organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers. Networking events are held with alumni, and two annual career fairs are offered.
A variety of scholarships are available for exceptional students as incoming freshmen and at different class levels. An Honor’s Program is also available for qualified students.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering students are required to complete 137 hours (excluding orientation and co-op) of course work that includes university, college and major requirements. Adhering to the recommended sequence outlined below provides a balanced workload and ensures that students will have the proper prerequisites and knowledge for maximum benefit of these courses.
SAMPLE COURSE OF STUDY FOR THE CIVIL ENGINEERING MAJOR
First Year, Fall Semester
MTH181 Calculus I
First Year, Spring Semester
Second Year, Fall Semester
Second Year, Spring Semester
Third Year, Fall Semester
Third Year, Spring Semester
Fourth Year, Fall Semester
Fourth Year, Spring Semester
* Not required for transfer students.
** Optional course. Required for participation in co-op and internship programs.
*** Required for freshmen and transfer students admitted to Engineering College Fall, 2003 and after.
For more information, contact:
Fenn College of Engineering
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, SH 104
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214