2021-2022 University Catalog
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of
Hakob Avetisyan, Pratanu Ghosh, Uksun Kim, Kristijan Kolozvari, Jeff Kuo, Sudarshan Kurwadkar, Phoolendra Mishra, Huda Munjy-Ahmed, David Naish, Mallela Prasada Rao, Paulina Reina, Deepak Sharma, Garrett Struckhoff, Binod Tiwari, Xenia Wirth
The primary goal of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department’s degree program is to provide students with the educational background and tools required for them to excel in their intended profession in Civil Engineering. The areas of focus in the civil engineering program are structural, geotechnical, water resources, environmental, construction, transportation and architectural engineering. Most course topics are well integrated with computer-aided analysis and design tools.
One of the major objectives of this program is to provide design experience to students gradually from the very beginning years until they graduate, through a variety of courses. During this time, they also learn about safety, reliability, ethics, and socially and globally sensitive problems.
The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is designed to provide students with the educational background and tools required for them to excel in their intended profession in Civil Engineering. The areas of focus in the civil engineering program are structural, geotechnical, environmental, construction, water resources, transportation and architectural engineering. Most course topics are well integrated with computer-aided analysis and design tools. Specifically, nine design courses are offered that meet or exceed the standards of professional practice. All of the design courses are taught by faculty members who are registered professional engineers and have extensive field experience. Students learn state-of-the-art design principles and practices that provide a tremendous asset in professional life. Through the curriculum, students also learn about safety, reliability, ethics, and socially and globally sensitive problems.
The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to prepare for careers in areas, such as construction and project management, design and analysis of complex systems (including structures, such as tall buildings and bridges), geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, transportation engineering, consulting and research; as well as doctoral studies. The areas of focus at the graduate level in the Civil Engineering program are structural, geotechnical, environmental, construction, water resources and transportation engineering. Most course topics are well integrated with computer-aided analysis and design tools. Many graduate students participate in one or more research projects before graduation. Several of the program’s graduate students have co-authored research papers with faculty members.
The Master of Science in Environmental Engineering is an online engineering master’s degree program that educates and prepares future leaders in environmentally related fields. The structure of the program is based on a cohort model in which students move through the two-year curriculum as a group. The online format creates an environment where much learning occurs through the completion of individual and team projects and analysis of case studies. The program provides students with practical information and technical knowledge on contemporary environmental topics and issues, including potable water treatment, wastewater treatment and disposal, water reclamation and reuse, stormwater runoff management and treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, remediation of contaminated groundwater and soil, landfill design, air pollution control engineering, global warming issues and sustainable development.
Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
High School Preparation
The entering freshman’s preparation should include two years of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and one year of physics or chemistry. Students deficient in mathematics or chemistry must take special preparatory courses, which will not carry credit for the major. (See Mathematics Section for Entry Level Mathematics test and Math-Science Qualifying Examination requirements)
A transfer student shall complete a minimum of 30 units in residence, 15 of which shall be taken in upper-division engineering courses. Work taken at another college or university on which a “D” (1.0) was earned may not be substituted for upper-division courses.
Programs and Courses Offered
ProgramsBachelor of ScienceMaster of Science
CoursesCivil and Environmental Engineering
Courses are designated as EGCE in the class schedule