Feb 16, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and 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 undergraduate programs will produce graduates that, within a few years of graduation, will:

  1. use problem-solving skills and engineering and sustainability principles to address the evolving needs of society;
  2. advance their civil/environmental/construction 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 including dams, bridges, roads, waterways, railroads and tunnels. Mass transit systems, water resource 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, and transportation and infrastructure systems, as shown by the listed technical electives.

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering applies scientific principals and engineering tools to improve the natural environment, address pollution problems, and ensure environmental sustainability. Our core curriculum provides students with rigorous training in the causes, control, and prevention of environmental contamination and the flexibility to secure their future in an environmental profession.

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. The curriculum 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 individual program pages.

Minors

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.

 

Programs

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