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DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
 
Chair: Kevin D. White (251) 460-6174
Professors: Douglass, Olsen, White
Associate Professor: Laier, Omar
Assistant Professors: Hossain, Islam, Webb
 
Department of Civil Engineering web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/engineering/civil
 
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:
Graduates will be prepared for engineering practice in the environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources/coastal engineering sub-disciplines and be prepared to pursue graduate education.
Graduates will have the necessary written, graphical, and oral communication skills to effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Graduates will be able to prepare practical engineering designs individually or as a part of a multidisciplinary design team.
Graduates will be prepared to pursue professional registration and will be actively participating in continuing education and professional development.
Graduates will recognize and be able to apply the principles of professional engineering practice, including ethics, environmental awareness, professionalism, societal impacts, and economics.
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 practices, 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 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 Commission of the ABET, 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
     
    EG 101
    2
      EH 102
    3
     
    EH 101
    3
      CE 102
    2
     
    Gen Ed*
    3
      PH 201
    4
     
     
    16
       
    17
     
               
    SECOND YEAR
           
    Fall
      Spring    
    MA 227
    4
      MA 238
    3
     
    Sci Elective**
    4
      Applied Math Elect***
    3
     
    CE 204
    3
      EG 284
    3
     
    CE 205
    1
      EG 315
    3
     
    EG 283
    3
      Gen Ed*
    3
     
    Gen Ed*
    3
      Gen Ed*
    3
     
     
    18
       
    18
     
               
    THIRD YEAR          
    Fall     Spring    
    EH 372
    3
      Gen Ed*
    3
     
    CE 314
    3
      CE 340
    3
     
    CE 315
    1
      CE 352
    3
     
    CE 384
    3
      CE 360
    2
     
    CE 385
    1
      CE 367
    1
     
    EG 231
    3
      CE 370
    3
     
    EG 360
    3
      CE 374
    1
     
     
    17
       
    16
     
               
    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
      Tech Elect******
    3
     
    Str Design****
    3
       
    16
     
    Str Dsn Lab****
    1
           
    CE 460
    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, PH 202, or GEO 102
    *** Either MA 237, MA 332, MA 354, ST 315, or ST 320
    ****Either CE 480 and CE 481 (Steel Design) or CE 485 and CE 486 (Concrete
            Design)
    *****CE 434, CE 435, CE 436, CE 437 or CE 438
    ******Three Technical Electives from an approved list. A second structural design         course may be taken to satisfy a technical elective requirement.
     
    MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
    The program leading to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering focuses on civil engineering in the coastal environment and allows for specialization in several possible civil engineering sub-disciplines: Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or Water Resources/Coastal Engineering. Program admission and MS Degree requirements, as well as plan of study options (thesis, project, and coursework only), are described under the College of Engineering section of this Bulletin. Most graduate courses in Civil Engineering are offered in late afternoon or early evening to accommodate practicing engineers. See degree requirements.
     
    ADMISSION TO THE MSCE PROGRAM
    The following criteria supplement the College of Engineering admission criteria (see ADMISSION TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS):
    1.     Regular Admission
    a)
      A grade-point average of 3.0 or greater (A=4.0) on all undergraduate work is required.
    b)
      A minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE is required, and minimum score of 600 on the quantitative; section of the GRE is also required.
    c)
      Names and email addresses of three (3) references who can evaluate the applicant's previous academic and professional work must be submitted with the application.
    d)
      Verification of registration by examination as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) can be substituted for GPA, GRE and reference requirements.
    e)
      For foreign students, a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL and a 3.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) is required.
    2.     Provisional Admission
    a)
      A minimum grade-point average of 2.5 (A=4.0) on all undergraduate work is required.
    b)
      A minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE is required, and minimum score of 600 on the quantitative section of the GRE is also required.
    c)
      Names and email addresses of three (3) references who can evaluate the applicant's previous academic and professional work must be submitted with the application.
    d)
      For foreign students, a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL and a 3.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) is required.
     
    DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR MSCE
    The minimum credit hour requirements for the different options pertaining to the MSCE degree are:
    Thesis Option: 31 credit hours
    Project Option: 34 credit hours
    Course Option: 33 credit hours
     
     
     

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