Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic

Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Engineering address the properties and analysis of fluids for applications in static and dynamic systems such as pressure on immersed objects, hydraulic machinery such as pumps and turbines, conveyance of water and other fluids.

Suggested Course Selection for Civil Engineering with a focus in the Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulic Engineering Subdiscipline:

  • CE302 Dynamics (ESE I)
  • CE309 Fluid Mechanics (required)
  • CE401 Hydrology (TE)
  • CE404 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (ESE II)
  • CE408 Hydraulic Engineering (DE)
  • 1 open Natural Science Elective
  • 1 open Design Elective
  • 3 open Technical Electives or Independent Research

DE = Design Elective

TE = Technical Elective

ESE = Engineering Science Elective (I, II)

NSE = Natural Science Elective

The technical electives selected from within the Civil and Environmental Department must meet the following distribution requirements:

  • 6 credits of Design Elective from CE403, CE408, CE415, CE423, CE428, CE436
  • 4 credits of Natural Science Elective I from GE306 or BI101
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective I from CE302, ME311, EE351
  • 3 credits of Engineering Science Elective II from CE401, CE402, CE404, CE406, CE429, CE479, other EE and ME 300 or 400 level courses
  • 12 credits of other technical electives from above or CE437, CE443, CE455-460, CE461

Regardless of the specific focus area or courses selected, graduates of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.