Jul 11, 2020  
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Civil Engineering

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Chairperson (Interim) of Department: Professor Jiang Li

Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence in the Environmental Disciplines: Professor Jiang Li

Professors: Jiang Li and Kadir Aslan; Associate Professor:  James Hunter; Lecturers:  Steve Efe, Dong Hee Kang, Gbekeloluwa B. Oguntimein Oludare Owolabi and Mehdi Shokouhian.


The following information is operable for the students who are already matriculating under the 2010-2013, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 catalogs. However, these students have the option of pursuing any later catalog as long as they meet the catalog requirements. New students both freshmen and transfers, who enroll in fall 2018 or later must follow this 2018-2019 catalog.


The Civil Engineering Department provides a program of study in the planning, design and management of civil infrastructure and service systems. Specialty areas of study offered include transportation engineering, environmental and water resources engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, and construction engineering and management. The civil engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accredited Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org  



The Program Educational Objectives of the Civil Engineering Department are  to: (1) Assume managerial and/or leadership roles in their chosen professional careers within six years of graduation (e.g. project manager, project engineer, etc).; (2) Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (3) Be employed and function well in the civil engineering system and processes, and STEM related areas; and  (4) Make contributions that advance the current state-of-the-practice in technology and/or research of civil engineering systems and processes; and (5) Continue their professional development through continuous improvement and life-long learning (e.g. graduate school, professional engineering (PE) licenses, professional certifications, etc.).



The civil engineering program student outcomes are:

(1)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

(2)  an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

(3)    an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

(4) an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economics, environmental, and societal contexts.

(5)   an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

(6)   an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

(7) an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.



A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate

with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering.  These credit hours are distributed as follows:


General Education & University Requirements     45

Mathematics and Science Requirements                25

Engineering Requirements                                      50

TOTAL                                                                 120



    Bachelor of ScienceBachelor of Science to Master of Engineering

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