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(Archive) Civil Engineering (C E)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Civil Engineering (C E) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR PAUL P. JOVANIS, Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

This major helps provide the basic undergraduate education required for private and public service in civil and environmental engineering. The goals of the program are identical to those described under the heading of the College of Engineering. Specific emphasis is placed upon the fundamental civil engineering principles and design techniques. A basic introduction to the main divisions of the field (i.e., construction/management, environmental, hydrosystems, materials/pavement design/geotechnical, structures, and transportation) is provided prior to selecting elective courses in order to assist students in choosing an area of specialization for either professional practice or graduate studies. This program is broadened by courses in communication skills, arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and other engineering disciplines. Students gain experience in working as members of a team and using interdisciplinary approaches to solve problems. These experiences, as well as those related to engineering principles and design, come through exercises in the classroom, laboratory, and the field. The experiences culminate in a single capstone design course, wherein all of the student's knowledge and skills are brought to bear on an actual engineering problem.

For the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, a minimum of 132 credits is required.

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

(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin. Note: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) does not permit the use of skills courses to satisfy the Arts category of General Education.)

(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.)

CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), E MCH 011(3)[1], MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 201 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 012(3)[1], 013(3)[1], ENGL 202C GWS(3), GEOSC 001(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), 251(4), PHYS 202 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
C E 211(3)[1], 221W(3)[1], 231(3)[1], 240(3)[1], 244(3)[1], 261(3)[1], 270(3)[1], 280(3)[1], STAT 401(3) (Sem: 5-6)

CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3); M E 023(3) or 030(3)[30]; PHYS 203 GN(3) or CHEM 034(3) (Sem: 3-4)
E E 220(3) or 305(3)[30] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 15 credits from C E 321(3), 341(3), 342(3), 345(3), 351(3), 362(2), 363(1), 371(3), or 380(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of C E 400-level design courses from department list[30] (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits of C E 400-level courses from department list[30] (Sem: 5-8)

[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 .

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-02-009

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)


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