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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
 
Chair: Joseph M. Olsen (251) 460-6174
Professors: Douglass, Olsen, White
Associate Professor: Omar
Assistant Professors: Chen, Hossain
Adjunct Associate Professor: Laier
 
Department of Civil Engineering web site
http://www.eng.usouthal.edu/civil/index.htm
 
Civil Engineering involves the design and construction of systems necessary for our modern society to function. It encompasses many technical specialties whose focus is the design of large, normally one-of-a-kind, facilities such as bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, dams, waterways, airports, flood control systems, coastal protection systems, water supply networks, and waste treatment plants. As our society expands, challenging opportunities will continue to be available for Civil Engineers practicing in their own private firms, in large companies, or in governmental agencies.
The Civil Engineering program objectives are:
Students will have a balanced and broad based educational experience that spans the sub-disciplines of civil engineering and is build upon a strong foundation in science and mathematics as well as engineering fundamentals.
Students will have a practical educational experience in the essentials of engineering design including the civil engineer's role as a participant in a team environment.
Students will have a comprehensive educational experience with graduates prepared to enter the civil engineering profession and at the same time be prepared to pursue graduate education.
Graduates will have the techniques and motivation for career-long continuing education and technical development.
The curriculum builds on a strong base in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences, and humanities developed primarily during the Freshman and Sophomore years. During the Junior year, students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of each area of Civil Engineering. The specialty areas include:
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources and Coastal Engineering
  • The senior year focuses on design, construction and the integration of more advanced knowledge in civil engineering. A comprehensive project with students participating in a design team prepares them to enter professional practice.
    Satisfactory completion of the 132-hour program outlined below leads to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Students must also comply with the College of Engineering Requirements for a Degree which are covered in this Bulletin under College of Engineering.
     
    The Bachelor of Science program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700.
     
    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
    FIRST YEAR        
    Fall     Spring  
    MA 125
    4
      MA 126
    4
     
    CH 131
    4
      CH 132
    4
     
    CE 106
    1
      EH 102
    3
     
    EH 101
    3
      Gen Ed*
    PH 201
    3
    4
     
    Gen Ed*
    3
     
    15
       
    18
     
    SECOND YEAR
         
    Fall
      Spring  
    MA 227
    4
      MA 238
    3
     
    Sci Elective**
    4
      ST 315
    3
     
    CE 204
    3
      EG 284
    3
     
    CE 205
    1
      EG 315
    3
     
    EG 283
    3
      CIS 227
    3
     
    Gen Ed*
    3
       
    15
     
     
    18
           
     
    THIRD YEAR        
    Fall     Spring  
    CE 302
    3
      CE 312
    3
     
    CE 314
    3
    CE 340
    3
    CE 315
    1
    CE 352
    3
    CE 384
    3
      CE 366
    3
     
    CE 385
    1
      CE 367
    1
     
    EG 230
    3
      CE 370
    3
     
    EG 360
    3
    CE 374
    1
     
    17
       
    17
     
     
    FOURTH YEAR        
    Fall
      Spring  
    CE 431
    2
      Design Elect****
    4
     
    CE 443
    2
      Tech Elect*****
    3
     
    CE 441
    1
      Tech Elect*****
    3
     
    CE 470
    3
    Gen Ed*
    3
    CE 471
    1
    Gen Ed*
    3
    Str Design***
    3
       
    16
     
    Str Dsn Lab***
    1
     
    Gen Ed*
    3
      16  
     
       *Students must complete eighteen credit hours of courses in Humanities and Fine Arts and History, Social and Behavioral Sciences that satisfy both college and university General Education requirements. CA 110, Public Speaking is required for all Civil Engineering students.
     **BLY 121, GY 111 or PH 202
    ***Either CE 480 and CE 481 (Steel Design) or CE 485 and CE 486 (Concrete Design)
    ****CE 434, CE 436, CE 437 or CE 438
    *****Two Technical Electives from an approved list. A second structural design course may be taken to satisfy the technical elective requirement.
     
     
     

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