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Civil Engineering

A promising, rewarding career where you can do anything from designing a skyscraper to creating the design for a sports stadium or suspension bridge.

Civil Engineering offers you the opportunity to get involved in either traditional civil engineering or one geared toward environmental engineering for those interested in sustainable design. At York College, you'll get experience in the field to go with personalized instruction, and there will be no shortage of student design projects to get you excited and grow your expertise.

You'll have three semesters of full-time cooperative work experience — just think of how confident you'll feel as a civil engineer graduate with that on your resume. Guiding you along the way is a group of dedicated, talented, and passionate faculty who focus solely on undergraduates, so you'll have their undivided attention.

Get to know Scott Hamilton, associate professor of Civil Engineering. Download a transcript of this video.
Civil Engineering degree at York College of Pennsylvania

Your future in Civil engineering

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for civil engineers will increase by 20 percent between now and 2022. You'll be trained for possible careers such as:
  • Structural engineering – focusing on the design of various structures including roads, bridges, buildings, tunnels, canals, and dams.
  • Environmental engineering – concerned with prevention, control, and remediation of various contaminants and wastes and with the design of green buildings and sustainable systems.
  • Transportation engineering – focusing on the design, planning and construction of transportation systems.
  • Geotechnical engineering – working with the earth, rock and soil that supports all structures.
  • Water resource engineering – dealing with water storage, distribution, and treatment facilities including dams, canals, water distribution systems, and wastewater treatment facilities.

York College offers you the opportunity to select from two Program Tracks for Civil Engineering

  • Traditional Civil Engineering Track
     FALL TERMSPRING TERMSUMMER TERM
    1st Year Calculus I (4)
    General Chemistry I (3)
    General Chemistry I Lab (1)
    First-Year Seminar (3)
    EPADS I (2)
    American Citizenship (3)
    Calculus II (4)
    Eng. Physics/Mechanics (5)
    Communications (3)
    Computational Methods in
    Engineering (2)
    Intro to Civil/Environ Eng (2)
    Summer Break
    2nd Year Differential Equations (4)
    Statics (3)
    Eng. Physics - E&M (5)
    Global Citizenship (3)
    Disciplinary Perspectives I (3)
    Math Methods in Eng (3)
    Strength of Materials (3)
    Materials & Solids Lab (1)
    Eng. Career Seminar (1)
    Engineering Geology (4)
    Transportation Eng (3)
    Civil/Environ Eng Prof Skills (3)
    CO-OP 1 (2)
    3rd Year Fluid Mechanics (3)
    Thermo/Fluids Lab (1)
    Disciplinary Perspectives 2 (3)
    Disciplinary Perspectives 3 (3)
    Structural Engineering I (4)
    Geotechnical Engineering (3)
    Geotechnical Engineering Lab (1)
    CO-OP II (2)

    Materials Science (3)
    Material Science Lab (1)
    Capstone Design I (3)
    Statistical Design & Process Control (3)
    Environmental Eng I (3)
    Environmental Eng Lab (1)

    4th Year  CO-OP III (2)

    Capstone Design II (3)
    Constellation 1 (3)
    Constellation 2 (3)
    Hydraulics (3)
    Structural Engineering II (3)
    Civil/Environ Eng Elect A* (3)

    Constellation 3 (3)
    Constellation 4 (3)
    Water Management (3)
    Civil/Environ Eng Elect B** (3)
    Civil/Environ Eng Elect C***(3)

    * Choose either CVE 442 (Steel Structures) or CVE 450 (Environmental Engineering II)
    ** Choose either CVE 444 (Reinforced Concrete Structures) or CVE 454 (Pollution and Waste)
    *** Choose either CVE 458 (Environmental Engineering Design) or ME 450 (Finite Element Analysis)

  • Environmental Engineering Emphasis Track
     FALL TERMSPRING TERMSUMMER TERM
    1st Year Calculus I (4)
    General Chemistry I (3)
    General Chemistry I Lab (1)
    First-Year Seminar (3)
    EPADS I (2)
    American Citizenship (3)
    Calculus II (4)
    Eng. Physics/Mechanics (5)
    Communications (3)
    Computational Methods in Engineering (2)
    Intro to Civil/Environ Eng (2)
    Summer Break
    2nd Year Differential Equations (4)
    Statics (3)
    Eng. Physics – E&M (5)
    Global Citizenship (3)
    Disciplinary Perspectives 1 (3)
    Math Methods in Eng (3)
    Strength of Materials (3)
    Materials & Solids Lab (1)
    Eng. Career Seminar (1)
    Engineering Geology (4)
    Transportation Eng (3)
    Civil/Env Eng Prof Skills (3)
    CO-OP I (2)
    3rd Year Fluid Mechanics (3)
    Thermo/Fluids Lab (1)
    Disciplinary Perspectives 2 (3)
    Disciplinary Perspectives 3 (3)
    Structural Engineering I (4)
    Geotechnical Engineering (3)
    Geotechnical Eng Lab (1)
    CO-OP II (2) Materials Science (3)
    Materials Science Lab (1)
    Capstone Design I (3)
    Statistical Design & Process Control (3)
    Environmental Eng I (3)
    Environmental Eng Lab (1)
    4th Year CO-OP III (2) Capstone Design II (3)
    Environ. Sustainability* 1 (3)
    Environ. Sustainability * 2 (3)
    Hydraulics (3)
    Structural Engineering II (3)
    Environmental Eng II (3)
    Environ. Sustainability * 3 (3)
    Environ. Sustainability * 4 (3)
    Water Management (3)
    Pollution and Waste (3)
    Environ Eng Design (3)

    * Students pick 4 courses from the Environmental Sustainability Constellation

Civil Engineering Center ribbon cutting ceremony
Civil Engineering Center
The Civil Engineering Center opened in 2018. The Center provides engineering students with state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces to gain hands-on, practical experience.
Computer Science Lab
Computer Science Labs
Use our visualization lab and the 3-D projection system for your senior design projects. Take advantage of the high-performance Linux cluster in the Software Engineering Lab and its 24 PCs.
York College engineering professors use hands-on learning with professional equipment.
Engineering Labs
We offer seven specialized lab settings: Automation and Robotics; Electronic Instrumentation; Embedded Systems; Signal Processing and Communication; Power Systems and Energy Conversion; Thermodynamics, Fluids and Heat Transfer; and Materials Science and Engineering.
The Kinsley Engineering Center has a full machine technology lab with metal and woodworking equipment
Harry E.Zumbrun Machining Technology Lab
We’ve dedicated 5,500-square feet for industry-standard machines and power tools of all sizes. You’ll get to start using them freshman year, learning shop safety and basic operation. You’ll have access to our weld shop and wood shop, too.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Contact Us
Civil Engineering
Scott Hamilton, Ph.D., Coordinator
Kinsley Engineering Center, Room 100
Phone: 717.815.2253
shamilton@ycp.edu

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