This fall semester has probably been my easiest yet even though I have started taking some civil engineering classes such as Statics, Surveying, and AutoCAD Design. However, I am not looking forward to the semester to come in the spring…18 credits of all math, science, and engineering. Here is a look at how packed my schedule is:
CEE 170 – Intro to Environmental Engineering will probably be my easiest class and is required for civil engineers because civil and environmental are in the same department. It is 4 credits with the lab, so hopefully a GPA booster.
CEE 59 – Strength of Materials should be an interesting combination of chemistry and physics.
MATH 205 – Linear Methods could be difficult, but I think it will just be a class that gets in the way of the other classes I need to focus on.
PHY 21/22 – Physics II I have heard horror stories about and am a little worried. It includes topics on electricity, magnetism, and optics…basically every physics related topic that does not apply to civil engineering, yet it is required for all engineers.
MECH 102 – Dynamics is an engineering elective I’m opting to take next semester. I would have taken Materials 33 but my advisor said it will no longer be a required civE course. This class will probably be my toughest, but it will be nice to get it over with.