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Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 
Rensselaer Catalog 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Civil Engineering Minor

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Students pursuing this minor must satisfy the prerequisites and/or corequisites for these courses, which may involve other course work.

Program Requirements

Students not majoring in civil engineering may receive a minor in this field by completing five courses selected from the following list (subject to consultation with a civil engineering department program adviser):

Recommended Courses for Students in Bachelor of Architecture Program

Given the close link between architecture and civil engineering, the following set of courses are recommended for students in the Bachelor of Architecture program who are interested in completing a minor in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering.


1) Completion of MATH 1010 is recommended prior to enrolling in Civil Engineering courses.  However, MATH 1500 is an acceptable alternative to MATH 1010.

2) The core engineering courses ENGR 1100 and 2530 are prerequisites for many of the civil engineering courses. These core courses are waived for students who have completed ARCH 2330 with a grade of B or higher.

3) Subject to approval of the School of Architecture program adviser, ARCH 4330 will be waived for students who complete CIVL 2670, 4070, and 4080. Since ARCH 4330 is part of the Bachelor of Architecture core program, students will be required to substitute a 3-credit elective in its place.

4) Bachelor of Architecture students pursuing this minor should recognize that some of the civil engineering courses may rely on material from some of the core engineering courses (i.e., ENGR 1100, ENGR 2090, MATH 1010, MATH 1020, MATH 2400, and PHYS 1100). Thus, the student should anticipate the possible need for some self-study while taking the civil engineering courses.

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