Course Descriptions

The following is a sample course description document. While your description is not required to look exactly like this sample, it should be comparable.

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Course (units)Description
Design of Bridges (3)Highway loading; load distribution; moving loads; deck girder bridges; design of bridge elements; piers, abutments; specifications and codes; bridge construction
Civil Engineering Mathematics (3)Matrices, determinants, linear equations, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, least squares and curve fitting, roots of nonlinear equations, numerical integration of ordinary differential equations, and software for spreadsheets and CAD
Steel Design Laboratory (1)A laboratory component wherein students are trained to perform complete structural analysis and design calculations of steel structures. Student creates a design of one of the following: commercial building, bridge, transmission tower, or industrial building.
Construction Project Management (3)Estimating, scheduling, planning; critical path method; project organization; monitoring; evaluation; recording/reporting; investigation of projects in progress
Civil Engineering Drawing (2)Use and function of drawing instruments, applied geometry, mechanical drawing, lettering, alphabet of lines and applications, orthographic projections, isometric drawing, dimensioning, scaling, oblique drawing, sectioning
Electrical Analysis of AC/DC Circuits (3)Fundamentals of DC and AC circuits, intended for non-electrical engineering majors. Covers principles, basic laws, and theorems used in analysis of AC/DC electrical circuits
Literary Forms (3)General introduction to poetry, fiction, and drama. Exploration of themes in literature relevant to university students. Course designed to prepare students to be more perceptive readers of imaginative literature.

Course Description FAQs

Official course descriptions are used in determining class content, the number of credit hours per week, and if classes meet on a semester or year-long basis.

Yes. Course descriptions must be submitted for all courses, including engineering, math, science, and non-engineering courses.

You may send your course descriptions, catalogs, and/or syllabi as long as they are published by the university. If the documents do not have verification of university publication, they must be officially attested/verified as a true copy by the appropriate school authority or be sent directly to NCEES by the institution.

Course descriptions that are submitted by the applicant must be sent electronically in PDF format as an attachment to a help ticket within your MyNCEES account. Be sure to select Education Evaluation and Course Descriptions in the subject title when submitting your help ticket.

Yes. If official documents cannot be provided in English, a translation from a certified translation company is required.