University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering
A small group surrounds a presenter during a poster session at the undergraduate symposium in Memorial Union. The annual event showcases student-led research, creative endeavors and service-learning projects.

People gather to learn about a student's research project during a poster presentation session at the undergraduate symposium in Memorial Union. The annual event showcases student-led research, creative endeavors and service-learning projects. Photo: Jeff Miller.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). Two program options within the department allow students to receive degree recognition of in-depth studies in specialized areas of civil engineering. Both options — environmental engineering and construction engineering and management — have special separate curricula that meet BSCE requirements and provide a concentration in one area. Students who complete an option receive a BSCE degree in civil engineering with that option designated on their transcript.

 

The BSCE is offered as a day program. In general, class work on campus rather than correspondence study is expected for the degree; a course may be taken by correspondence with special permission from the College of Engineering's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Many students elect to register for the off-campus Cooperative Education Program for one or more semesters and receive credit for those experiences.

 

Fundamentals of Engineering. CEE Students are strongly encouraged to take the FE Exam during their senior year. Be aware that you need to sign up for the exam three months in advance!

 

Design Credits. CEE students are required to complete 16 design credits, with at least three corresponding to a course classified as senior level design. The list of courses that offer design credits is updated regularly. Check thisDesign Credits information for the design courses currently offered.

 

Advising. The College of Engineering (COE) encourages students to seek guidance from multiple sources throughout their undergraduate studies. Just as no one mentor can fulfill all of a developing professional’s needs, no one advisor can fulfill all of a student’s needs. A student will receive richer and more valuable advice by seeking that advice from multiple advisors.