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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers programs which lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Environmental Engineering, and Bachelor of Construction Engineering and Management, all with Honors Degree options. The Department also offers minors in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Infrastructure, and Environmental Sustainability.

Civil Engineering

Traditionally, civil engineering has been identified with the planning and design of constructed facilities such as dams, bridges, buildings, roads, waterways, railroads and tunnels. Modern civil engineering now addresses larger segments of societal infrastructure such as mass transportation systems, water resource exploration and management, environmental protection, coastal management, and off-shore structures. The Civil Engineering curriculum includes specialization options in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and water resources, coastal engineering, railroad engineering, transportation and infrastructure systems as shown by the listed technical electives.

The educational objectives of the Civil Engineering degree are as follows:

  1. Graduates will be able to actively engage in problem solving using engineering principles to address the evolving needs of society.
  2. Graduates will be able to advance in their civil engineering careers or other chosen professions and/or enroll in graduate studies.
  3. Graduates will be able to make ethical decisions and demonstrate a commitment to service to their profession and society.

Environmental Engineering

Areas concerned with pollution control, water supply, and water resource management are now considered to comprise the distinct discipline of environmental engineering. The Environmental Engineering curriculum is focused on environmental biological and chemical processes, environmental facilities design and construction, and water resources and water quality.

The educational objectives of the Environmental Engineering degree are as follows:

  1. Graduates will be able to actively engage in problem solving using engineering principles to address the evolving needs of society.
  2. Graduates will be able to advance in their environmental engineering careers or other chosen professions and/or enroll in graduate studies.
  3. Graduates will be able to make ethical decisions and demonstrate a commitment to service to their profession and society.

Construction Engineering and Management

This program gives students foundational knowledge of civil engineering and the technical specifics of construction engineering and management through the core curriculum. This includes courses and instruction in estimating, scheduling, equipment and operations, law and regulations, construction safety, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and visualization. Technical electives are designed to give students more specific and specialized experience in construction productivity, sustainability, and equipment and techniques used in specific industry segments, such as heavy and engineered construction, residential, and commercial construction.

The educational objectives of the Construction Engineering and Management degree program are as follows:

  1. Graduates will be able to actively engage in problem-solving using engineering principles to address the evolving needs of society.
  2. Graduates will be able to advance in their construction engineering and management careers or other chosen professions and/or enroll in graduate studies.
  3. Graduates will be able to make ethical decisions and demonstrate a commitment to service to their profession and society.

Departmental Policies

In general, 300 and 400-level CIEG courses are open only to students majoring in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Construction Engineering and Management. Students who have declared a Civil Engineering or an Environmental Engineering minor and students enrolled in other departments of the College of Engineering may be enrolled in 300 and 400-level courses with the approval of their home department advisor. In some instances, other students may be permitted to enroll in selected 300 and 400-level courses, but they must have the permission of both the course instructor and the Chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

The Department has developed standards that require minimum grades in certain courses. These standards are intended to promote success in the sequential development of the curriculum. The requirements for the civil and environmental engineering majors are as follows:

Civil Engineering

A minimum grade of C- in MATH 241  and MATH 242 .
A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 103 .
A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 207 .

Environmental Engineering

A minimum grade of C- in MATH 241 , MATH 242 , and MATH 243 .
A minimum grade of C- in CHEM 111  and CHEM 112  or CHEM 103  and CHEM 104 .
A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 207 .
A minimum grade of C- in CIEG 233 .

Minors

Civil Engineering

The minor in Civil Engineering has many advantages for students who are earning degrees in other sciences such as geology or in other professional areas such as business administration, but it must be understood that meeting the requirements for a minor in Civil Engineering without fulfilling the remaining requirements for an accredited engineering degree does not provide the breadth and depth of knowledge required to be a civil engineer.

Minor Advisor: Dr. Harry W. Shenton, III, shenton@udel.edu.

Sustainable Infrastrucure

Minor Advisor: Dr. Allen Jayne, ajayne@udel.edu.

Environmental Engineering

Minor Advisor: Dr. Pei Chiu, pei@udel.edu.

Environmental Sustainability

Minor Advisor: Dr. Pei Chiu, pei@udel.edu.

Programs

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