Course Catalogue

The UP Institute of Civil Engineering BS Civil Engineering (BSCE) Program (revised and implemented in 2018) is a 4-year curriculum with a total of 155 units. The BSCE curriculum is well-defined and shows balance between general education and specialized courses, is integrative, and reflects the vision and mission of the University.

Visit the graduate course catalogue page for the description of the graduate courses being offered by UP ICE.

General Education Course

Course Code & No.Course TitleCourse Description and Prerequisites
DRMAPSDisaster Risk Mitigation, Adaptation, and Preparedness StrategiesIntroduction to principles and practices of natural disaster risk management by mitigation of, adaptation to, and preparedness for risk, through all related disciplines aiming for resilience. 3 u.

Service Courses (CE)

Course Code & No.Course TitleCourse Description and Prerequisites
CE 11Disaster Risk Mitigation, Adaptation, and Preparedness StrategiesPrinciples and application of engineering geology and engineering meteorology. 3 u.
CE 22Engineering EconomicsThe fundamentals of engineering decisions. Relative economics of alternative materials, methods, processes, and designs. Course stipulation: must have completed at least 39 units. 3 u.

Major Courses

Course Code & No.Course TitleCourse Description and Prerequisites
CE 1Introduction to Civil EngineeringHistory of and developments in civil engineering. 2 u.
CE 17Fluid MechanicsProperties and measurements of fluids; concepts and applications in fluid mechanics. Prereq: Math 23, ES 101.  4 u.
CE 18Solid MechanicsAdvanced topics in mechanics of deformable bodies; analysis of plane structures; introduction to continuum mechanics. Prereq: ES 102.  4 u.
CE 24Mathematical Methods in Civil Engineering IMatrix operations; analytical solution to ordinary differential equations. Prereq: Math 22.  3 u.
CE 25Mathematical Methods in Civil Engineering IIProgramming concepts and methods; application of numerical methods to civil engineering; partial differential equations. Prereq: Math 23, CE 24.  3 u.
CE 29Probability and Statistics for EngineeringConcepts in probability and statistical inference; introduction to multiple linear regression and experimental design in engineering. Prereq: Math 21.  3 u.
CE 31Construction MaterialsEngineering properties of construction materials; standard test methods; concrete mix design. Prereq: CE 29. Co-req: ES 102. 3 u.
CE 41Construction PlansReading and interpretation of construction plans of built structures and services systems. Prereq: Physics 72, ES 1.  2 u.
CE 115Water Resources and Coastal Engineering IHydraulics and hydrology; design of basin and river scale hydraulic structures. Prereq: CE 11, CE 17.  4 u.
CE 116Water Resources and Coastal Engineering IIDesign of large-scale hydraulic and coastal structures; integrated water resources management. Prereq: CE 115.  3 u.
CE 123Construction Engineering and Management ILegal and ethical aspects of the civil engineering profession; introduction to construction project management; quality assurance and control; construction safety. Prereq: CE 31, CE 41.  3 u.
CE 124Construction Engineering and Management IIProject management techniques; construction project procurement; resource allocation; project monitoring and control. Prereq: CE 22, CE 123.  3 u.
CE 130Elements of Environmental and Energy EngineeringFundamental principles of environmental and energy engineering; environmental and energy policies and standards; emerging issues in environmental and energy engineering. Prereq: Chem 16, Chem 16.1, CE 11. 3 u.
CE 132Sanitary Engineering IUnit operations in water and waste water treatment. Design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Prereq: CE 17, CE 130. 3 u.
CE 141Transportation Engineering IFundamentals of transportation planning; traffic flow theory; traffic engineering and management. Prereq: CE 25, CE 29. 3 u.
CE 142Transportation Engineering IIPlanning and design of transportation facilities; road, rail, air, and water transportation. Prereq: GE 12, CE 141. 3 u.
CE 151Structural Engineering ITheory and applications of methods of analysis of building, bridge and other structures; behavior and design of steel members and connections. Prereq: ES 102. Co-req: CE 18. 4 u.
CE 152Structural Engineering IIStructural analysis of space trusses and space frames; behavior and design of reinforced concrete members; detailing of steel reinforcements. Prereq: CE 18, CE 151. 4 u.
CE 162Geotechnical Engineering IGeomorphology; phase relationships; soil plasticity; soil classification; mechanics of soils; shear strength of soils; compressibility of soils; soil permeability and seepage analysis. Prereq: ES 102, CE 11. 3 u.
CE 163Geotechnical Engineering IIPrinciples of foundation engineering; analysis and design of earth retaining structures. Prereq: CE 162. 3 u.
CE 190Seminar and Research Methods in Civil EngineeringDevelopment of research proposal. Prereq: consent of instructor (COI). 1 u.
CE 195InternshipOn-the-job training in a related civil engineering company, institution or organization. Prereq: CE 115, CE 123, CE 130, CE 141, CE 151, and CE 162. 3 u. (200 h minimum)
CE 196Civil Engineering Design ProjectIntegrative design (capstone) project involving at least 3 fields of civil engineering. Prereq: Any three of the following: CE 116, CE 124, CE 132, CE 142, CE 152, and CE 163. 3 u.
CE 199Undergraduate Research ProjectImplementation or research project. Prereq: CE 190. 3u.

Elective Courses

Course Code & No.Course TitleCourse Description and Prerequisites
CE 117Water Resources and Coastal Engineering IIIPrinciples of coastal engineering; analysis and design of coastal structures. Prereq: CE 11, CE 17.  3 u.
CE 118Multipurpose Water Resources DevelopmentConcepts and models of water resources systems; simulation and optimization techniques incorporating risk and uncertainty as applied to water resources development. Prereq: CE 116. 3 u.
CE 125Construction Engineering and Management IIISite management; total quality approach; problem solving and decision-making; effective communication; motivation and leadership; resource management. Prereq: CE 124. 3 u.
CE 133Sanitary Engineering IIEngineering applications of new concepts of physical-chemical wastewater treatment. Prereq: CE 132. 3 u.
CE 134Hazardous Waste MinimizationHazardous waste minimization as a waste management strategy; waste minimization techniques. Prereq: consent of instructor (COI). 3 u.
CE 135Environmental GeotechnologyLandfill control and uses; contaminated groundwater and seepage; soil/environment and soil/pollutant interaction; hazardous waste control and storage systems; durability and protection of geostructural members’ hazardous ground. Prereq: CE 130, CE 162. 3 u.
CE 143Transportation Engineering IIIUrban transport planning and design using statistical techniques, computer methods, modelling and optimization. Policy formulation. Case studies. Prereq: CE 142. 3 u.
CE 153Structural Engineering IIIIntroduction to structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, and wind engineering; advanced structural analysis. Prereq: CE 152. 3 u.
CE 164Geotechnical Engineering IIISoil and rock dynamics. Seismicity and seismic risk analysis. Finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering. Special topics in geotechnical engineering. Prereq: CE 163. 3 u.
CE 197Special TopicsCourse stipulation: may be taken twice, topics to be indicated for record purposes. Prereq: consent of instructor (COI). 3 u.
CE 198Special ProblemsPrereq: consent of instructor (COI). 3 u.

Engineering Science Courses

Course Code & No.Course TitleCourse Description and Prerequisites
ES 1Engineering DrawingTechnical sketching, lettering, instrumental drawing. Multiview projections. Pictorial drawing. Conventions and dimensioning. Graphs and charts. 2 u. 6 h. (lab)
ES 15Mechanics of FluidsStatics, kinetics and dynamics of fluids. Effects of weight, viscosity and compressibility. Flow past internal boundaries. Flow past external boundaries. Similitude and dimensional analysis. Lift and propulsion. Prereq: ES 101. 3 u.
ES 101Mechanics of Particles and Rigid BodiesForce, moment, and motion concepts. Newton’s Laws of Motion. Analysis of particles and rigid bodies in static and dynamic equilibrium using vector mechanics, momentum methods, and energy methods. Geometric properties of lines, areas, and volumes. Prereq: Math 22. 4 u.
ES 102Mechanics of Deformable BodiesInternal forces and moments in members subjected to different loadings. Material properties. Deformation, strain and stress analysis and design of members subjected to axial, torsional, shear and flexural loads. Stress transformations using equilibrium and Mohr’s circle. Theories of material failure. Prereq: ES 101. 3 u.