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Civil Engineering (C E) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

Civil Engineering - ARCHIVE

University Park, College of Engineering (C E)

PROFESSOR ANDREW SCANLON, Interim Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The program in Civil and Environmental Engineering provides the basic undergraduate education required for private practice and public service in civil and environmental engineering, and/or continued formal education at the graduate level. The goals of the program are identical to those described under the heading of the College of Engineering. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of civil engineering principles and design techniques. Students learn the basic engineering science concepts needed for this major through required Civil Engineering course work. They are given the opportunity to become familiar with the main discipline of the field (construction, environmental, hydrosystems, structures, and transportation) through a series of elective courses. Courses in communication skills, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and other engineering disciplines broaden the program. Students gain experience in working as members of a team and in using interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems. These experiences, as well as those related to engineering principles and design, are taught through exercises in the classroom, laboratory, and field. The program culminates with capstone design courses in which the students' knowledge and skills are applied to actual engineering problems.

For the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, a minimum of 134 credits is required. This baccalaureate program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone 410-347-7700; or www.abet.org.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 108 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (71 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), E MCH 011(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 012(3)[1], E MCH 013(3)[1], STAT 401(3), GEOSC 001(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 251(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
C E 300(1), C E 310(3)[1], C E 335(3)[1], C E 336(4)[1], C E 340(3)[1], C E 360(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (37 credits)
C E 100S(1), 1 credit of First-Year Seminar or elective (Sem: 1-2)
ED&G 100(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CMPSC 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 3-4)
M E 023(3) or CH E 303(3)[30] (Sem: 5-6)
E E 220(3) or E E 305(3)[30] (Sem: 7-8)
Select 18 credits from C E 321(3), C E 332(3), C E 341(3), C E 342(3), C E 361(3), C E 362(2), C E 363(1), C E 370(3), C E 371(3), C E 422(3), C E 423(3), C E 424(3), C E 432(3), C E 435(3), C E 436(3), C E 447(3), C E 462(3), C E 475(3), C E 476(3), C E 479(1) (Sem: 5-8)[#]
Select 3 credits of C E 410W(3), C E 421W(3), C E 438W(3), C E 448W(3), C E 465W(3), C E 472W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (12 credits)
Select 3 credits of general elective from approved department list[30] (Sem: 5-6)
Select 9 credits of technical elective from C E 300-level courses, 400-level courses, or department list. (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[30] Students may substitute 6 credits of ROTC for 3 credits of 400-level C E courses and 3 credits of M E or E E .
[#] Those courses must be selected from at least 4 of the 5 technical areas in the Civil Engineering program--transportation (x20), construction (x30), structures (x40), hydrosystems (x60), and environmental (x70).

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-04-035

Review Date: 01/16/01

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