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Online BS in Civil Engineering

Online BS in Civil Engineering

Online BS in Civil Engineering

Hey Guys,

I'm a Senior Engineer at a large company over a small technical department, My degree is in Civil Engineering and am a registered civil PE. One of my employees is currently a Surveyor with ~11 years Survey Experience and is very "Civil" minded. I have been working with him for 1.5 years now and really feel he would excel in our company if he had a Civil Engineering Degree. Currently he is taking an online EE program and is about 12 credits in, this is the only online Engineering program he has found. I have challenged him to find an online Civil BS degree, plenty of MS degrees but we have had zero luck finding a bachelors program. Can anyone point me toward an online Civil Engineering program and give any feedback you may have from said program? Thanks in advance!

RE: Online BS in Civil Engineering

Thanks JAE, that link sums it up. He may have to stick with the ASU EE after all.

RE: Online BS in Civil Engineering

realistically, it doesn't truly matter what discipline his degree is in, what matters is his experience. He has the brain and know how for civil, just needs the degree to get in the door.

RE: Online BS in Civil Engineering

In my company that couldn't be more true jayrod. I just feel the last two years of school would be alot more meaningful in your field of interest.

RE: Online BS in Civil Engineering


I would consider a masters instead if he or she can get in. He or she would have to knockout a bunch of pre-requirements but wouldn't get tied to all the non-engineering material that is part of undergrad degrees. My masters was just engineering classes and just in the stuff I was interested in. If he or she can get in, maybe they start working on pre-reqs for a couple of years before hitting real grad school material, which will be less than the BS requirements of a 120ish or so credits. To me that would be preferable if a masters program not being ABET certified is an issue. I suspect it won't be. I have heard of people with just associates degrees getting accepted into graduate school so don't feel that it will be impossible to get accepted with out a BS Eng. So, yeah I think you can avoid all the non-engineering material with a masters and have to take fewer classes to finish the degree. My masters was only 30 credits, for comparison, and that is pretty standard. I would guess the pre-requirements for graduate school engineering classes amounts to maybe 30 credits.

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.f.

RE: Online BS in Civil Engineering

I couldn't agree more with that statement.

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