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

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Telephone: (302) 831-2442
Faculty Listing: http://www.ce.udel.edu/directories/faculty.html

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.

Our three degree programs will produce graduates that, within a few years of graduation, will:

  1. Use problem-solving skills, engineering and sustainability principles to address the evolving needs of society
  2. Advance their civil engineering and other careers through lifelong learning, graduate studies and/or professional licensure.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills, ethical decision-making, and a commitment to their profession and society.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering involves the design, planning, construction, maintenance, repair and reuse of constructed facilities. This includes dams, bridges, roads, waterways, railroads and tunnels. Mass transit systems, water resource exploration and management, environmental protection, coastal management and off-shore structures are also part of civil engineering. 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.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is associated with pollution control, water supply, and water resource management. The Environmental Engineering curriculum is focused on environmental biological and chemical processes, environmental facilities design and construction, and water resources and water quality.

Construction Engineering and Management

The Construction Engineering and Management program provides 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.

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 minor in the department 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 the course instructor.

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; specifics may be found on invididual program pages.


Civil Engineering

Minor Advisor: Dr. Sue McNeil, smcneil@udel.edu.

Sustainable Infrastructure

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.



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