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Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The undergraduate degree in civil engineering prepares graduates for entry into professional practice and continued intellectual and professional development throughout their career. Civil engineers conceive, plan, design construct, and maintain the facilities and infrastructures that are essential to our civilization. These include highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, dams, water distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities, industrial and commercial buildings, ports and harbors, coastal and off-shore structures, space satellites and launching facilities. A career in Civil Engineering is suited to you if you are interested in math and science, enjoy turning ideas into reality, have a social awareness and willingness to help people live better, and want personal fulfillment and financial growth.

Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)


Description


What is Civil Engineering at ODU like?

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a four-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The undergraduate degree in civil engineering prepares graduates for entry into professional practice and continued intellectual and professional development throughout their career. Civil engineers conceive, plan, design construct, and maintain the facilities and infrastructures that are essential to our civilization. These include highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, dams, water distribution systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities, industrial and commercial buildings, ports and harbors, coastal and off-shore structures, space satellites and launching facilities. A career in Civil Engineering is suited to you if you are interested in math and science, enjoy turning ideas into reality, have a social awareness and willingness to help people live better, and want personal fulfillment and financial growth.

Program Highlights


What makes Civil Engineering at ODU unique?

  • The degree program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

  • The undergraduate degree in civil engineering prepares graduates for entry into professional practice and continued intellectual and professional development throughout their career

  • Graduates understand and appreciate professional and ethical responsibilities and professional practice issues such as procurement of work, bidding versus quality based selection processes, and interaction between design and construction professionals

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Civil Engineers

$91,790

MEDIAN SALARY


Perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as roads, railroads, airports, bridges, harbors, channels, dams, irrigation projects, pipelines, power plants, and water and sewage systems.

Wind Energy Project Managers

$113,180

MEDIAN SALARY


Lead or manage the development and evaluation of potential wind energy business opportunities, including environmental studies, permitting, and proposals. May also manage construction of projects.

Transportation Engineers

$91,790

MEDIAN SALARY


Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.

Environmental Engineering Technicians

$53,610

MEDIAN SALARY


Apply theory and principles of environmental engineering to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control, and remediation of environmental problems, including waste treatment and site remediation, under the direction of engineering staff or scientist. May assist in the development of environmental remediation devices.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Civil Engineering at ODU?

CEE 204:
Statics


Introduction to engineering problems and their solutions through a study of the statics of particles and rigid bodies. Pre- or corequisite: PHYS 231N. Prerequisite: MATH 211 with a C or higher.

CEE 220:
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies


This course provides fundamental theories to understand the strength of materials focused on civil engineering applications. It will cover stress-strain relationship, equilibrium of deformable bodies and behavior of axially loaded members. It will also analyze for stresses, strains, and deformation of members subjected to torsions in both elastic and inelastic ranges. Other topics, such as buckling and stability of columns, Mohr circle, and energy methods will also be discussed. Prerequisites: CEE 204 with a grade of C or better.

CEE 410:
Concrete Design I


Fundamental concepts of reinforced concrete analysis and design by ultimate strength and working stress methods. Prerequisites: CEE 310 with a grade of C or better.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Civil Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program in Civil Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

High school applicants are selected for admission to the University on the basis of their overall academic record, including high school recommendations. Applicants must present sixteen units of academic credit from high school. The level of academic competition and the number of available spaces in the entering class influence actual minimum requirements for admission. Official results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) must be submitted by anyone applying for freshman status and for transfer students having less than twenty-four semester hours of college credit.

Prospective transfer students must have official transcripts of all previous college work completed forwarded to the University as part of the application materials. For information and forms concerning application to the University, contact the Office of Admissions, Old Administration Building Room 108, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0050, (757) 683-3637. Detailed on-line information on the Old Dominion University's Admission procedures, Guideline, etc. is also available.

High School Preparation

Students interested in studying civil or environmental engineering at Old Dominion University should follow a college preparatory curriculum including 4 credits of English, 3 credits of a foreign language, 4 credits of mathematics (algebra I and II , geometry and advanced math), 1 credit of chemistry, and 1 credit of physics. Additionally some computer programming is recommended but not required.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Scholarships


Rising junior and senior level students are encouraged to apply for the William H. Boone Memorial Scholarship, presented annually through the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Visiting Council.

Additional scholarship opportunities are available throughout the year from various funding sources upon one’s academic performance and/or upon intended specialization in one’s professional career path.

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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