2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Civil Engineering BS/MBA - Program Requirements

Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

212 Ketter Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4300
Professor Joseph F. Atkinson
Chair
M. V. Sivaselvan
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ms. Eva McGovern
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
(HEGIS: 09.08 CIVIL-CONSTR-TRANSP-ENG, CIP: 14.0801 Civil Engineering, General)

Completing the Civil Engineering BS/MBA Program

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes). To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

Students must meet all applicable admission criteria and deadlines to be accepted to the graduate portion of the combined degree.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

Academic Advice

Advisement tools available for our students:

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Transfer Admission Policy

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Students are required to complete their culminating experience, CIE 415 and the capstone design course, at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers I
CIE 177 Civil Engineering CAD
CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
CIE 323 Structural Analysis
CIE 324 Introduction to Structural Design
CIE 327 Civil Engineering Materials CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
CIE 343 Hydraulics and Hydrology
CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues
CIE 435 Foundation Engineering
CIE 439 Transportation System Analysis
EAS 199 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EAS 360 Communication Literacy 2
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/ PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
One earth science elective
One engineering elective
One Geographic Information Systems (GIS) elective
One liberal arts and sciences elective
Four civil engineering technical electives (one with design)
Capstone Design

Civil Engineering Technical Electives

Four technical electives are required. Any 3+ credit CIE 300+ course that is not one of the required courses listed above, as well as EAS 396 and EAS 494, may be taken as a technical elective (see list below). At least one of the technical electives must be CIE 428, CIE 429, CIE 430, CIE 436, CIE 438, or CIE 442. Senior-level courses outside civil engineering may also be taken as technical electives with prior approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Only three credits of the informal courses (CIE 496, CIE 498, CIE 499 and EAS 396) can be counted as a technical elective toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS and GIS
CIE 341 Environmental Engineering Science
CIE 416 Civil Engineering Capstone Design
CIE 423 Advanced Structural Analysis
CIE 424 Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering
CIE 426 Finite Element Structural Analysis
CIE 428 Steel Design
CIE 429 Reinforced Concrete Design
CIE 430 Design of Wood Structures
CIE 436 Traffic Operations and Design
CIE 437 Pavement Design
CIE 438 Advanced Foundation Design and Construction
CIE 440 Travel Demand Forecasting
CIE 441 Ecological Engineering
CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering
CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering
CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering
CIE 446 Water Resources Engineering
CIE 447 Sustainability
CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
CIE 458 Geoenvironmental Engineering
CIE 461 Air Pollution
CIE 462 Special Topics in Structural Engineering
CIE 463 Special Topics in Water Resources Engineering
CIE 464 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering
CIE 465 Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
CIE 469 Hazardous Waste Management
CIE 475 Geometric Design of Highways
CIE 476 Design and Construction of Earth Structures
CIE 491 Construction Estimating
CIE 493 Project Management
CIE 496 Civil and Environmental Engineering Internship
CIE 498 Research and Creative Activities
CIE 499 Independent Study
EAS 396 Engineering Career Institute (1 credit) EAS 496 Co-op (1-3 credits)
EAS 494 Interdisciplinary Senior Design

Capstone Design

One of the following courses may be taken as a capstone design course. A course cannot be used to count both as a technical elective and as a capstone design course. For each capstone design course, the corresponding pre-requisites, typically CIE 415 and a design technical elective must be met.

CIE 416 Civil Engineering Capstone Design
CIE 475 Geometric Design of Highways
CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
EAS 494 Interdisciplinary Senior Design

Earth Science Electives

GLY 103 Geology for Engineers
GEO 101 Earth Systems Science I
GLY 101 Natural Hazards

Engineering Electives

EAS 208 Dynamics
EE 200 EE Concepts/Nonmajors
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
IE 320 Engineering Economy

GIS Electives

GEO 281 Web-based GIS
GEO 481 GIS

Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Electives

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
COM 202 Intercultural Communication
COM 217 Communication in Organizations
COM 225 Interpersonal Communication
COM 326 Public Speaking
COM 420 Conflict Theory
COM 441 Public Relations
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 407 Macroeconomic Theory
GEO 330 Dynamics of International Business
GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems
GEO 345 Water Resources
GEO 347 Climatic Geomorphology
GEO 348 Landform Development
PHI 115 Critical Thinking
PHI 217 Professional Ethics
PHI 234 Environmental Ethics
PHI 236 Business Ethics
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers II
CIE 411 Numerical Methods
PHY 207 General Physics III
PHY 208 General Physics IV
MTH 309 Linear Algebra
MTH 417 Survey of Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Survey of Partial Differential Equations

In addition, the following MBA courses are required

MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGB 610 Organizational Behavior
MGB 611 Team Skills
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Managers
MGG 635 Management Communication
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 640 Business Strategy
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions
MGO 644 Business Practice
MGO 695 Foundations of Entrepreneurship
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers
MGS 605 IT Management
Seven MBA electives (may include one internship)

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 105
Credits Required for the Major (Graduate) 48
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 170


Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Refer to the School of Management's MBA handbook for requirements for MBA candidates.

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the curricular plan for the Civil Engineering BS/MBA (PDF) which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Contact School of Management for elective options. See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences website for additional program details.

Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

212 Ketter Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4300
Professor Joseph F. Atkinson
Chair
M. V. Sivaselvan
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ms. Eva McGovern
Undergraduate Academic Coordinator
(HEGIS: 09.08 CIVIL-CONSTR-TRANSP-ENG, CIP: 14.0801 Civil Engineering, General)
Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:09 AM