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Description

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 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 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.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degree Requirements - Bachelor of Civil Engineering (138 credits)

Major Courses

ENGR 3120 Statics 3 cr.
ENGR 3130 Dynamics 3 cr.
ENGR 3140 Fluid Mechanics 3 cr.
ENGR 3150 Thermodynamics I 3 cr.
ENGR 3170 Science of Materials 3 cr.
CIVE 3400 Civil Engineering Techniques: Surveying Cad Gis 3 cr.
CIVE 3410 Surveying Lab I 1 cr.
ENGR 3240 Engineering Economy 3 cr.
ENGR 3260 Mechanics of Materials 3 cr.
ENGR 3270 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory 1 cr.
CIVE 3420 Structural Theory 4 cr.
CIVE 3450 Construction Materials 3 cr.
CIVE 3480 Geotechnical Engineering 3 cr.
CIVE 3490 Geotechnical Engineering Lab 1 cr.
CIVE 4100 Transportation Engineering 3 cr.
CIVE 4500 Water and Waste Water Eng. 3 cr.
CIVE 4510 Water & Waste Water Eng. Lab 1 cr.
CIVE 4530 Applied Hydraulics & Hydrology 3 cr.
CIVE 4680 Design of Steel and Concrete Structures 4 cr.
CIVE 4820 Civil Engineering Senior Design Project 3 cr.
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3 cr.
TECHNICAL ELECTIVE 3 cr.

Engineering Core for Civil Engineering

ENGR 1234 Engineering Math 3 cr.
MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4 cr.
MTH 1420 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4 cr.
MTH 2410 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III 4 cr.
MTH 3720 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4 cr.
MTH 4270 Applied Probability and Statistics 3 cr.
PHY 1600 General Physics I 3 cr.
PHY 1610 General Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHY 1620 General Physics II 3 cr.
PHY 1630 General Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.
CHM 1070 General Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHM 1100 Chemistry Laboratory I 1 cr.
BIO 1080 Science of Life (see Note 1) 3 cr.
ENGR 1050 Engineering Graphics and Design 2 cr.
ENL 3030 Technical Writing 3 cr.
ENGR 3000 Intro to Engineering & Science Co-op 1 cr.
CTA 3010 Engineering Co-op I 2 cr.
ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering 2 cr.
CTA 3020 Engineering Co-op II 2 cr.
CTA 3030 Engineering Co-op III 2 cr.
ENGR 3112 Fundamentals of Engineering Practice 1 cr.

Note 1 - Other accepted science classes include either BIO 1200, BIO 1220, BIO 2840.


University Core Curriculum Courses

Objective 1: Communication Skills
ENL 1310 Academic Writing 3 cr.
CST 1010 Speech 3 cr.
Objective 2: Mathematical and Computer Skills
Satisfied with courses required by the program
Objective 3: Scientific Literacy
Satisfied with courses required by the program
Objective 4: Meaning and Value
PHL 1000 Intro to Philosophy 3 cr.
RELS Religious Studies (Select one OB4B course) 3 cr.
RELS/PHL Religious Studies or Philosophy (Select one OB4C course) 3 cr.
Objective 5: Diverse Human Experience
5A/5B/5C Specific History/English/Art course
(must have this OB 5A, 5B or 5C attribute)
3 cr.
5A/5B/5C A Second History/English/Art course
(must have this OB 5A, 5B or 5C attribute)
3 cr.
5D Comparative Experiences course
(must have OB 5D attribute)
3 cr.
Objective 6: Social Responsibility
ENGR 1000 Ethics and Politics of Engineering 2 cr.
ENGR 3000 Intro to Engineering & Science Co-op (see Eng Core)
CTA 3010 Engineering Co-op I (see Eng Core)
CTA 3020 Engineering Co-op II (see Eng Core)
ENGR 3110 Professional Practice of Engineering (see Eng Core)
CTA 3030 Engineering Co-op III (see Eng Core)
ENGR 3112 Fundamentals of Engineering Practice (see Eng Core)

Specializations - Flexibility and Focus

Students must take a total of six credit technical electives. These credits may be taken from any combination of focal areas. Students are provided the flexibility to focus their learning on areas of personal interest. In cooperation with a faculty advisor, students can devise course plans that focus on structural engineering (buildings, bridges), geotechnical engineering (dams, road and building foundations), transportation (roads, traffic, transit), and land development (urban redevelopment, real estate development). Besides these focus areas, students can choose a formal concentration in environmental engineering (environmental impact and remediation, water and waste water).

Environmental Engineering Concentration

Students may select four courses focusing on Environmental Engineering to earn a concentration in Environmental Engineering upon graduation. This designation will appear on the student's transcript.

Courses Required for Environmental Engineering Concentration

CIVE 4840 Environmental Chemistry 3 cr.
CIVE 4860 Environmental Microbiology 3 cr.
Environmental Science Elective (choose 1)
CIVE 4722 Engineering Geology 3 cr.
CHM 1080 General Chemistry II 3 cr.
Technical Elective (choose 1)
CIVE 4830 Hazardous Waste 3 cr.
CIVE 4862 Soil Remediation 3 cr.
CIVE 4866 Groundwater 3 cr.
CIVE 4864 Landfill Design 3 cr.
CIVE 4868 Environmental Modeling 3 cr.
CIVE 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis & Design 3 cr.
CIVE 4880 Solid Waste 3 cr.
CIVE 4900 Municipal Design Using Geographical Information Systems 3 cr.
CIVE 4910 Geographic Information Systems 3 cr.
CHM 3870 Quantitative Analysis 3 cr.

Other Technical Electives options

Structural

CIVE 4660 Bridge Design 3 cr.
CIVE 4740 Advanced Steel Design 3 cr.
CIVE 4760 Advanced Concrete Design 3 cr.
ENGR 4420 Finite Element Methods 3 cr.
CIVE 4850 Project Management 3 cr.
CIVE 4810 Design of Masonry Structure 3 cr.
CIVE 4360 Timber Design 3 cr.
CIVE 4750 Prestressed Concrete 3 cr.

Geotechnical

CIVE 4780 Foundation Engineering 3 cr.
CIVE 4850 Project Management 3 cr.
CIVE 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis & Design 3 cr.

Transportation

CIVE 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis & Design 3 cr.
CIVE 4910 Geographic Information Systems 3 cr.
CIVE 4850 Project Management 3 cr.
CIVE 5740 Advanced Pavement Design 3 cr.

Construction

CIVE 4850 Project Management 3 cr.
CIVE 4300 Forensic Engineering 3 cr.
CIVE 4810 Design of Masonry Structure 3 cr.
CIVE 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis & Design 3 cr.

Land Development/Urban Redevelopment

CIVE 4910 Geographic Information Systems 3 cr.
CIVE 4850 Project Management 3 cr.
CIVE 4830 Hazardous Waste 3 cr.

Program Contact Information

Program Chair: Dr. Alan Hoback
Telephone: (313) 993-1578
Engineering 262
Fax: (313) 993-1187
Email: hobackas@udmercy.edu
Website


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