The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

CIVE 1101 Introduction to Civil Engineering

Introductory course covering civil engineering as a career, the requirements for licensure as a professional engineer and the main sectors of specialization within civil engineering. The engineering method is explained and the importance of teamwork in the profession is emphasized, with students working in small engineering teams where proper research, collaboration and effective communication skills are practiced. Fundamental concepts in professional ethics and sustainability are introduced. Spatial visualization and engineering graphics are practiced. Additionally, professional civil engineers (PEs) and other allied professionals are invited to present and share some of the projects and experiences they have been involved with, so students will better relate what is being learned in class with the real world.



Schedule Type


Grading Basis

Standard Letter (A-F)

Administrative Unit

Dept of Civil Engineering


As scheduled