The efforts of civil engineers make the world a better place for others through the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of various resources, including buildings, bridges, dams, canals, highways, airports, railroads, water supply systems, waste treatment plants, etc. Civil Engineering is the instrument for channeling scientific and technical skills into civil construction works which safeguard our environment and protect us from natural disasters. Because any type of construction deals with changing or adding to our planet, civil engineering directly deals with environmental issues.
The civil and environmental engineering curriculum provides students with: 1) a global vision and approach to problem identification, formulation and solving in areas such as infrastructure, environment and facilities; 2) a management knowledge base in areas such as ethics, communication skills, team concepts and value judgment; and 3) a three-term real world engineering work experience through the co-operative education program. As a part of the curriculum, students are exposed to all areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering, including structures, transportation, geotechnical, hydrology and the environment.
The mission of the Program is to provide a broad-based education and design experience that enables students to address complex and multi-faceted Civil and Environmental Engineering problems. The Program also seeks to provide students the fundamental tools to enable them to evolve in the profession in response to changing technology and societal needs and expectations.
Program Educational Objectives
1. Graduates of this program should work as practicing engineers/professionals, and take necessary steps to become licensed professional engineers.
2. Graduates of this program should create practical engineering designs/solutions that are sensitive to economics, social context, community needs, and address environmental, public safety and sustainability concerns.
3. Graduates of this program should actively participate and seek leadership positions in professional societies, other worthy organizations and their workplaces.
Engineering Core for Civil and Environmental Engineering
Note 1 - Other accepted science classes include either BIO 1200, BIO 1220, BIO 2840, CHM 1080, CHM 3410 or (PHY 3670 AND 3680).
Total: 63 Credits
Concentrations - Flexibility and Focus
After exposure to various areas of Civil and Environmental Engineering, students are provided the flexibility to focus their learning on areas of personal interest and areas of great need in society through concentration areas. In cooperation with a faculty advisor, students can devise course concentrations that focus on structural engineering (buildings, bridges), geotechnical engineering (dams, road and building foundations ), environmental engineering (environmental impact and remediation, water and waste water), transportation (roads, traffic, transit), and land development (urban redevelopment, real estate development).
Each student must take a total of six credit technical electives. For a specific concentration, students are required to take both technical electives within a specific focal area. Other technical electives may be selected with the approval of the department chair.
NOTE - Senior Privilege requires 110 earned hours, a 3.25 QPA and permission of the Director of the Graduate Program offering the course.
|Land Development/Urban Redevelopment:
|MCD 4010|| Introduction to Community Development|| ||3 ||
|CIVE 4910|| Geographic Information Systems|| ||3 ||
|CIVE 4850|| Project Management|| ||3 ||
|CIVE 4830|| Hazardous Waste|| ||3 ||
|CIVE 4900|| Municipal Design|| ||3 ||