Civil and Sustainability Engineering

Civil and Sustainability Engineering graduates have the potential for professional engineering licensure and employment throughout the United States. A wide variety of positions are available in small and large engineering design firms; construction companies; municipalities; state and federal agencies; and the military. Careers include design, field engineering, and project management.

Civil and Sustainability Engineering serves the basic needs of society through the planning, design, and construction of buildings, roads, bridges, water and wastewater distribution and treatment systems, storm water management systems, landfills, water pollution control, and the cleanup of contaminated soils and groundwater. Resource and energy conservation, reuse and recycling of materials, and protection of public health and the environment are intrinsic to the program.

Civil and Sustainability Engineering provides students with education, knowledge, and experience in:

  • Structural analysis

  • Steel and Concrete Design

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment System Design

  • Transportation Systems Design

  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Design

  • Storm Water Collection System Design

  • Construction Planning and Estimating

  • Construction Materials


Steps to obtain accreditation by EAC/ABET are underway. Accreditation is expected during 2022 and will be retroactive to current students.

Program Educational Objectives 

The Program Educational Objectives for the Civil and Sustainability Engineering program describe the characteristics of graduates in the context of their career work environments, and are consistent with Murray State’s mission and the needs of our constituencies. We expect our graduates to attain the following Program Educational Objectives within a few years of graduation:

  1. Use problem solving and communication skills appropriately to meet the needs of their
    engineering professions.

  2. Use common tools of the profession such as instrumentation and software appropriately
    and correctly.

  3. Consider social, economic, and environmental impacts when addressing engineering
    issues, including those that are multidisciplinary and open ended.

  4. Adhere to professional and ethical responsibilities and behaviors and incorporate
    sustainable practices in all aspects of their careers.

Student Outcomes

The Student Outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation.

Graduates of the Civil and Sustainability Engineering program at MSU will attain:

  1.  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying
    principles of engineering, science, and mathematics;
  2.  an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with
    consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social,
    environmental, and economic factors;
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and
    make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in
    global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts;
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership,
    create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data,
    and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions;
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning

Program Metrics

Academic Year Fall (October) Enrollment Civil and Sustainability Engineering Graduates
2019-2020 15  
2020-2021 25  
2021-2022 31 4

Career Outlook 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an overall increase in civil engineering employment of 19.7 percent by the year 2022. This increase is almost twice the rate of overall employment and about three times the increase in all engineering disciplines. In Kentucky, civil engineering is projected to be in the top 20 areas of employment opportunity through 2020 for those careers requiring a bachelor’s degree. Civil engineering is projected to have more employment opportunities than any other engineering discipline by 2020 based on information prepared by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Agency.


Civil and Sustainability Engineering (BSE: Bachelor of Science in Engineering)

Core Courses (96-98 credit hours)
EGR 100T - Transitions (1)
CSE 101 - Introduction to Civil and Sustainability Engineering (3)
CSE 284 - Sustainable Design (3)
CSE 330 - Water Quality I (3)
CSE 331 - Water Quality II (3)
CSE 382 - Hydraulics (4)
CSE 410 - Transportation Systems and Design (3)
CSE 481 - Structural Analysis (3)
CSE 482 - Steel and Concrete Design (3)
CSE 483 - Construction Materials (3)
CSE 484 - Soil Mechanics and Foundations (3)
CSE 498 - Senior Design I (3)
CSE 585 - Remediation Engineering (3)
CMA 107 - Intro to Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Drafting (3)
CMA 280 - Plane Surveying (3)
CMA 385 - Construction Estimating I (3)
CMA 480 - Construction Planning and Management (3)
EGR 259 - Statics (3)
EGR 359 - Mechanics of Materials (3)
EGR 488 - Cooperative Education/Internship (1-3)
MAT 250 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5)
MAT 308 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5)
MAT 338 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
STA 135 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
PHY 235 - Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion (4)
PHY 236 - Mechanics, Heat and Wave Motion Laboratory (1)
PHY 255 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (4)
PHY 256 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light Laboratory (1)
CHE 201 - General College Chemistry (5)
EES 101 - The Earth and the Environment (4)
ENT 393 - Engineering Economy (3)

University Studies Courses (22 credit hours)
ENG 105 - Critical Reading, Writing, and Inquiry (4)
COM 161 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
ECO 230 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Elective - Literary and Philosophical Perspectives Elective (3)
Elective - Historical Perspectives Elective (3)
Elective - Creative Perspectives Elective (3)
Elective - Culture and Diverse Perspectives and Responsible Citizenship Elective (3)

Contact Us

Dr. Jamie Rogers

Program Coordinator
School of Engineering

Engineering Physics 1371C / Industry and Technology 263A


Department Phone Number: 270.809.2993



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