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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Civil Engineering, B.S.C.E.

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Associate Professor Joseph Owino, Head

Program Mission:

It is the mission of the civil engineering program to provide a high-quality education to students of all backgrounds to become civil engineering professionals who plan, design, build and manage infrastructure needed for the challenging environment of the 21st century. The specialty also aims to provide service to the civil engineering profession locally and regionally.

Program Objectives:

In support of this mission, the civil program aims to produce graduates who

  • participate in professional societies;
  • agree that the environment at UTC was conducive to their achieving;
  • work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • are progressing toward professional registration;
  • have the ability to function as civil engineers;
  • pursue graduate studies.

The civil engineering program curriculum provides an opportunity to obtain a firm foundation in engineering science and develops the techniques of analysis and design which are basic for the successful practitioner. Emphasis is placed on developing problem-solving skills. The students’ experiences culminate in a year-long civil engineering team project supported by industry. The civil specialty also offers an option in structural engineering.

The civil engineering program faculty have degrees in civil engineering and is committed to delivering a civil engineering curriculum that has strong emphasis on engineering analysis and utilization of modern engineering tools.

Degree and Accreditation:

Civil Engineering program graduates obtain a B.S.C.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Civil Engineering Program Criteria.

General Education

(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)

  • Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)

  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)

  • One approved fine arts course and one approved humanities course

Cultures and Civilizations: (3 hours)

  • One approved Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations course

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)

Program and Related Courses

Additional Information and Notes

128 hours (138 for co-op graduates).

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

2.0 GPA in all engineering courses.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

Showcase/Suggested Plan of Study

Please see the Courses  section of this catalog for complete course descriptions.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 1030 3 ENGR 1040 3
ENGR 1030L 1 ENGR 1850 2
MATH 1910 3 MATH 1920 3
MATH 1911 1 MATH 1921 1
CHEM 1110 3 MATH 2200 3
CHEM 1110L 1 ENGL 1020 3
ENGL 1010 3    
ENGR 1011 1    
  16   15

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 2460 3 ENGR 2220 3
ENGR 2460L 1 ENGR 2240 3
ENGR 2700 3 ENGR 2480 3
MATH 2450 3 MATH 2550 3
PHYS 2310 3 ENCE 2610 3
PHYS 2310L 1    
Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations 3    
  17   15

Junior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3070 3 ENGR 3520 3
ENGR 3070L 1 ENCE 3610 3
ENCE 3630 3 ENCE 3610L 1
ENEV 3310 3 ENCE 3680 3
ENCE 3400 3 Humanities 3
Fine Arts 3 Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
    Science Elective 3
  16   19

Senior Year

Fall Semester: Hrs Spring Semester: Hrs
ENGR 3850 3 ENGR 4850/ENCE 4500 3
ENCE 3620 3 ENCE 4620 3
ENCE 4610 3 ENEV 4380 3
ENCE 4680 3 ENGR Elective 3
GEOL 4450 3 Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
  15   15


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