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Undergraduate Program

Minors Offered

Engineering Management
(offered through Tufts Gordon Institute, School of Engineering)

Department Representative: Associate Professor Stephen Levine
Faculty coordinator: Professor of the Practice, Mary Viola, Tufts Gordon Institute

Many CEE majors select the engineering management minor offered through Tufts Gordon Institute in School of Engineering. CEE majors can use their foundation, concentration and liberal arts electives to satisfy the requirement of the engineering management minor.

Earth and Ocean Sciences and Geosystems

Faculty Coordinator, Geology Minor: Associate Professor Anne Gardulski, Earth and Ocean Sciences
Department Representative: Professor Lewis Edgers, Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department have developed a Minor in Geosystems for non-CEE majors, with the reciprocal introduction of a Earth and Ocean Sciences Minor for Civil and Environmental Engineering students. A Earth and Ocean Sciences Minor will provide engineers with the background to interpret soil and rock data, predict subsurface variations, understand the geologic basis for natural hazards such as earthquakes and landslides, and recognize the importance of earth and ocean sciences in the solution of groundwater and subsurface environmental problems. The Geosystems Minor will provide earth and ocean sciences students with some engineering background to more easily communicate with engineers and to appreciate the engineering approach to subsurface problems.

For more information about this minor for CEE majors visit the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences.

Geosystems for non-CEE majors

Faculty Coordinator: Professor Lewis Edgers, Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers a minor that is available to all non-CEE majors. Five courses are required as follows:

  • ES 5 Applied Mechanics (Statics)
  • ES 9 Applied Mechanics (Strength of Materials)
  • CEE 12 Introduction to Hydraulic Engineering
  • CEE 42 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

One elective selected from:

  • CEE 112 Hydrology and Water Resource Engineering
  • CEE 113 Groundwater Hydrology
  • CEE 146 Foundation Engineering
  • CEE 149 Earth Support Systems

Prerequisites for the above course sequence are Math 12 and Physics 12.

Architectural Studies for Engineering and Liberal Arts Students

Department Representative: Professor Masoud Sanayei, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Faculty Coordinator: Associate Professor Daniel Abramson, Art and Art History

The Department of Art and Art History is offering a minor in architectural studies that is open to students from both the College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts. This minor is appropriate for both BSCE and BSE degrees.

The minor in Architectural Studies includes five courses:

  • Art History 1: Art, Ritual, and Culture
  • Art History 8: Introduction to Architecture, 1400 to the present
  • Studio Art: (FAM 22; or 20, 23, 26)
  • Engineering*: Engineering Introductory 2, 5, 39, or 80; or Engineering Science 5 or 25
  • Upper-level architectural history class (FAH 115,120, 125, 126, 127, 190, 191, 195, 196, 290, 192 [architecture]; or CE 120)

*Note: Engineering students minoring in architectural studies replace the engineering requirement with an approved course from the major's disciplinary areas A,B, or C (see Tufts Bulletin under "Architectural Studies").

Architectural Engineering for Liberal Arts

Faculty Coordinator: Professor Masoud Sanayei, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Liberal Arts Department Representative: Associate Professor Daniel Abramson, Art and Art History

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is offering a minor in Architectural Engineering that is only open to students in Liberal Arts pursuing a Bachelor of Arts. This minor will provide curricular recognition for the technological track in Architectural Studies (see Tufts Bulletin under "Architectural Studies").

Of the five course credits that are required for this minor, three are designated:

  • ES 5 Introduction to Mechanics-Statistics and Dynamics
  • ES 9 Applied Mechanics (Strength of Materials)
  • ES 88 CAD for Engineers

Two additional course credits must be selected from the following:

  • EN 2 Engineering Graphics & CAD (0.5 course credit)
  • EN 5 Skyscrapers: Architecture and Engineering (0.5 course credit)
  • EN 39 Bridge Design (0.5 course credit)
  • EN 75 Geohazards Engineering (0.5 course credit)
  • EN 76 Climate Change in Engineering (0.5 course credit)
  • EN 80 Structural Art (0.5 course credit)
  • ES 2 Introduction to Computing in Engineering
  • CEE 1 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 22 Structural Analysis
  • CEE 24 Steel Design
  • CEE 25 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CEE 42 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • CEE 120 The Art of Building
  • CEE 188 Engineering Design with CAD