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2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) 
2012-2013 University Catalog (Revised 2012-10-02) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering

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Francelina A. Neto, Chair

Dragos Andrei Monica Palomo
Wen Cheng F Felipe Perez
Donald P. Coduto Seema Shah-Fairbank
Hany J. Farran Howard Turner
Mikhail Gershfeld Lisa Yunxia Wang
Xudong Jia Xinkai Wu
William Kitch Xin Ye
Kenneth W. Lamb Ronald Yeung

The program in Civil Engineering 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, The geospatial engineering subplan is also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET under the surveying engineering criteria,

All subplans provide broad background in the various aspects of the civil engineering profession. The environmental engineering subplan emphasizes solving water resources and environmental pollution problems. The geospatial engineering subplan provides students with a background 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.

Graduates are employed by governmental agencies at federal, state, and municipal levels, by engineering contractors, and by private consulting firms. Graduates of the program 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.

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. Demonstrate a high level of individual, professional and social responsibility.
  2. Apply technical and non-technical skills in both traditional and creative ways.
  3. Demonstrate strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

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.




      Civil Engineering

      Lecture and laboratory courses listed together are to be taken concurrently. MPT refers to a passing grade on the Microcomputer Proficiency Test. All CE courses are open only to BSCE and MSCE majors, unless otherwise specified.

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