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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering


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www.cpp.edu/~ce/

Xudong Jia, Chair

Lourdes Abellera
Dragos Andrei
Hovel Y. Babikian
Wen Cheng
Jinsung Cho
Ahmed Elaksher
Ghada M. Gad
Mikhail Gershfeld
Mehrad Kamalzare
Kenneth W. Lamb
Giuseppe Lomiento
Omar E. Mora
Francelina A. Neto
Allan Ng
Mónica Palomo
Felipe J. Perez
Yasser Salem
Seema Shah-Fairbank
Mohamadali (Ali) Sharbatmaleki
Rosa M. Vasconez
Lisa Yunxia Wang
Xinkai Wu
Man-chu Ronald Yeung
Yongping Zhang

The Civil Engineering Department has programs for a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE), a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management (BSCEM), and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE).

The Civil Engineering (CE) program prepares graduates to enter the profession in planning, design, construction, operations, or management capacities on such projects as freeways, highways, major buildings, dams, bridges, aqueducts, pipelines, airports, hydro-electric installations, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, flood control works, and urban development programs. The department offers three subplans: the general civil engineering subplan; the environmental engineering subplan; and the geospatial engineering subplan.

The general civil engineering, geospatial engineering, and environmental engineering subplans are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the civil engineering criteria, http://www.abet.org. The geospatial engineering subplan is also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the surveying engineering criteria, http://www.abet.org.

All subplans provide broad background in the various aspects of the civil engineering profession. The environmental engineering subplan emphasizes solving water resources and environmental problems. The geospatial engineering subplan prepares students to succeed in the surveying profession.

Student projects and field trips are utilized to demonstrate practical applications of classroom and laboratory theory and analysis. Interactions with professional engineering technical groups and societies offer excellent opportunities for student contact with experienced, practicing engineers.

CE graduates are employed by governmental agencies at federal, state, and municipal levels, by engineering contractors, and by private consulting firms. These graduates are prepared to do productive work in their first job as well as to develop within their profession throughout their engineering career. The curriculum is designed to prepare a student for direct entry into the engineering profession, professional registration, and for graduate school.

The Construction Engineering Technology (CET) program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET under the Construction Engineering Technology Program Criteria (http://www.abet.org). Starting Fall 2018, the name of the existing Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program will be changed to Construction Engineering and Management (CEM), and the CEM Program will seek accreditation under the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Construction Engineering Program Criteria. Starting Fall 2018, the name of the existing Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program will be changed to Construction Engineering and Management (CEM), and the CEM Program will seek accreditation under the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) Construction Engineering Program Criteria.The CEM Program provides the student with a firm background in construction practices. Graduates may eventually work in any area of construction including commercial, heavy-civil, and residential. CEM graduates work with owners, developers, architects, engineers (civil, mechanical, and electrical), building departments, governmental agencies, contractors, and subcontractors to implement a variety of construction projects. Job titles include field engineer, project engineer, superintendent, as well as estimator, scheduler, and project manager.

Students in the CEM Program receive training in construction materials, drafting, computer applications, construction surveying, structural design, soil mechanics, construction equipment, estimating, scheduling, accounting, project management, safety and law.

The CEM Program has close ties with the construction industry. The student organization is the Construction Engineering and Management Association (CEMA), which is associated with the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Building Industry Association (BIA), and Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). This program offers a number of construction scholarships, and students may apply for grants based on financial need and/or academic achievement. Additional information on the CEM Program can be found on the web at http://www.cpp.edu/~ce/BSCET/Index.html.

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Program builds upon an undergraduate education and facilitates more advanced study in one of the branches of civil engineering. Students must select one of five options: Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.

Vision Statement

Provide the best civil engineering learning experience.

Mission Statement

To meet the challenges of an evolving society, we provide practice-oriented civil engineering education that fosters personal, professional, and social responsibility; technical excellence and creativity; and effective communication, teamwork and leadership.

BSCE Program Educational Objectives

Our graduates will be practicing professionals who:

  1. Pursue engineering and management careers in the civil engineering industry and related fields.
  2.  Maintain competency via continuing education and graduate studies.
  3.  Work with paramount consideration for the safety, health, and welfare of the public, obtain professional licensure, and actively participate in professional societies.
  4. Practice locally, regionally, or internationally, integrating the broader political, economic, legal, environmental, and societal impacts of projects in their decisions.

Civil Engineering students are encouraged to become active in the student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, California Land Surveyors Association, Society of Environmental Engineers, CalGeo, and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Qualified students are invited to join the student chapter of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society.

Programs

    MajorMaster

    Courses

      Civil Engineering

      Lecture and laboratory courses listed together are to be taken concurrently.  All CE courses are open only to BSCE and MSCE majors, unless otherwise specified.

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