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Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program An Overview https: //www. engr. uky. edu/ce/students/undergraduate/ https: //www. engr. uky. edu/ce/students/student-handbooks/
2 CE Educational Objectives* The program educational objectives for the civil engineering program reflect the mission of the Department of Civil Engineering. They are important for successful professional practice and the ability to pursue advanced degrees. The Civil Engineering graduates from the University of Kentucky will be prepared to: n Use technical, teamwork, and communication skills, along with leadership principles, to pursue civil engineering careers in areas such as structural, transportation, geotechnical, materials, environmental, construction, and water resources engineering, and/or other fields. n Pursue graduate degrees in civil engineering and other fields. n Function ethically in their professional civil engineering roles. n Pursue professional licensure. n Engage in life-long learning by participating in self-study, professional conferences, workshops, seminars, or continuing education. * updated Jan 2011
1 CE Vision and Mission All activities conducted by the Civil Engineering Department are designed to fulfill its Vision and Mission statements. These statements are listed below: Vision Statement n To be recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in Civil Engineering education, research and service. Mission Statements n To provide education, research, and service in a scholarly environment for our constituents and the citizens of the Commonwealth, the Nation, and the World. n To prepare CE students for successful scholarly endeavors. n To prepare CE students for successful professional careers.
2 CE Program Educational Outcomes (a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. (b) Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. (c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. (d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. (e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. (f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. (g) An ability to communicate effectively. (h) The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context. (i) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. (j) A knowledge of contemporary issues. (k) An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
13 Faculty Responsibilities n n n Provide syllabus that outlines course procedures, administration and grading policies. Student Learning Outcomes. Course content description if different from University Bulletin. Grading based on fair and just evaluation as outlined in syllabus. Letter grade mid-term evaluation before the last day to withdraw; 11. 5 weeks into semester. Homework, quizzes and exams based on covered material and reading assignments.
13 Student Responsibilities n n n ASCE Code of Ethics (1/1/77): Strive to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession by acting in such a manner as to uphold and embrace the honor, integrity, and dignity of the engineering profession. At a minimum, this means all work completed under a person’s name will be there own work. Violations will be dealt will according to the provisions in the Student Code.
Student Responsibilities n n n For each class contact hour, you are expected to spend 1. 5 to 3 hours studying course material outside of class. Attendance is expected unless absence is excused. Class behavior is to be consistent with a professional environment. Homework is to be completed in the manner stated by the instructor. After studying the appropriate material, student’s are encouraged to ask instructors or teaching assistants for help if needed.
26 University Course Numbering 001 – 099 100 – 199 200 – 299 300 – 399 400 – 499 500 – 599 600 – 799 800 – 999 Non-credit and/or non-degree Freshman level Sophomore level Junior or senior classification; graduate credit for non-majors only if letter G appears after number Junior, senior, or graduate classification Graduate classification or consent from Deans of the College and the Graduate School Open only to professional students in professional colleges except by permission of the College Dean
CE Course Numbering X 0 X X 1 X X 2 X X 3 X X 4 X X 5 X X 6 X X 7 X X 8 X X 9 X GENERAL ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS TRANSPORTATION/TRANS. MATERIALS FLUIDS/HYDRAULICS ENVIRONMENTAL/WATER QUALITY HYDROLOGY/WATER RESOURCES GEOTECHNICAL STRUCTURES/STRUCTURAL MATERIALS INDEPENDENT STUDY/PROJECT/ EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
27 BSCE Curriculum n Flexibility is provided by elective courses as follows: 6 UK Core electives (of 10 UK Core classes) 1 structures elective 1 supportive elective 1 engineering science elective (ME 220 or EM 313) 1 math elective (MA 321, 322, 416 G or 432 G) or 1 science elective (BIO 208, CHE 230, CHE 236, EE 305, GEO 409 G, EES 430, GLY 560, MNG 551 or other half of engineering science elective) 1 technical elective (see handbook) 2 technical design electives (see handbook)
BSCE Curriculum n n n Electives may be chosen to allow concentration in a CE sub-discipline. Four-year curriculum is designed so that prerequisites will have been completed in advance of their need. Normal curriculum requires 130 credit hours, 128 is the minimum required for a BSCE – AP credit hours count as part of the 130.
28 CE Curriculum (Freshman) First Semester Credit Hours Second Semester Credit Hours CE 120 - Intro to Civil Engrg 1 CE 106 - Computer Graphics/Comm 3 UKCore: C&C (WRD 110 -Comp and Comm I) 3 MA 114 - Calculus II 4 UKCore: QR QF(MA 113 - Calculus I) 4 UKCore: Physical (PHY 231 - Gen Univ Physics) 4 UKCore: Arts & Creativity 3 UKCore: Physical (PHY 241 - Gen Univ Phy Lab) 1 UKCore: Social Science 3 CHE 105 - Gen Coll Chem I 4 Semester Hours 16
28 CE Curriculum (Sophomore) First Semester Credit Hours Second Semester Credit Hours CE 211 - Surveying CHE 107 - Gen Coll Chem II EM 221 - Statics MA 213 - Calculus III UKCore: QR (STA 381 Intro Engg Stat) 4 3 3 4 3 CS 221 - First Course in CS for Engrs EM 302 - Mech of Deform Solids MNG 303 - Deformable Solids Lab MA 214 - Calculus IV PHY 232 - Gen Univ Physics PHY 242 - Gen Univ Physics Lab UKCore: C&C (WRD 111 - Comp and Comm II) 2 3 1 3 4 1 3 Semester Hours 17
28 CE Curriculum (Junior) First Semester Credit Hours Second Semester Credit Hours CE 329 - Civil Engr Comm & Teams** 1 CE 331 - Transportation Engrg** 3 CE 303 - Intro to Constr Engrg 3 CE 351 - Intro Envr Engrg 3 CE 341 - Fluid Mechanics 4 CE 382 - Structural Analysis 3 CE 381 - CE Materials** 3 Engr Science Elective (1) 3 EES 220 - Physical Geology 4 Math or Science Elective (2) 3 Gen Ed: Humanities 3 Semester Hours 18 Semester Hours 15
28 CE Curriculum (Senior) First Semester Credit Hours Second Semester Credit Hours CE 461 G - Water Resources Engr** 4 CE 401 - Seminar** 1 CE 471 G - Soil Mechanics** 4 CE 429 - CE Systems Design** 3 CE 48 X - Structures Elective (3) 3 Design Elective (4) 3 Technical Elective (5) 3 UKCore: Citizenship US 3 Supportive Elective (7) 3 UKCore: Citizenship Global Dynamics 3 Semester Hours 16 Semester Hours 17
29 CE Curriculum ** Communication across the curriculum course (1) Engineering Science Elective: ME 220 – Thermodynamics or EM 313 – Dynamics (2) Math or Science Elective Courses: MA 321, MA 322, MA 416 G, MA 432 G, BIO 208, CHE 230, CHE 236, EE 305, GEO 409 G, EES 430, EES 560, MNG 551 or the other half of the engineering science elective in (1) (3) Structures elective: CE 482 or CE 486 G
29 CE Curriculum (4) Students are required to select two design electives from different areas. Chose from: CE 508, CE 531 or CE 533, CE 534, CE 549, CE 551, CE 579, CE 589. Design elective courses are typically taught once a year. (5) Technical Elective is to be chosen from any of the courses at the 300 -level or above that carry a CE prefix and in which a student is qualified to enroll, exclusive of required courses. Engineering elective courses are typically taught once a year. (6) Supportive elective: Any course excluding elementary versions of those required such as pre-calculus math or PHY 211 and can be taken Pass-Fail
55+ UK Core - General Education Designed to: n Broaden the students’ understanding of themselves, of the world we live in, of their role in our global society. n Help individuals effectively put into action their acquired knowledge, to provide the bases for critical thinking and problem solving, and to develop life-long learning habits.
55 UK Core - General Education Learning Outcomes: n n Students will demonstrate an understanding of and ability to employ the processes of intellectual inquiry (12 hrs). Students will demonstrate competent written, oral, and visual communication skills both as producers and consumers of information (6 hrs). Students will demonstrate an understanding of and ability to employ methods of quantitative reasoning (6 hrs). Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of citizenship and the process for making informed choices as engaged citizens in a diverse, multilingual world (6 hrs).
31 University Writing Requirement 1. WRD 110 and WRD 111 or ACT 32, SAT 700, or 4 -5 AP English Exam or Honors Colloquia Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) (after 30+ hours), choose from approved list (department plan).
6 Admission to Civil Engineering n 1 st Level of Admission: Pre-Engineering - Open to all engineering students (ACT Math 25, or equivalent) - Calculus AP exam: 3 or above - Placement (math exam) into MA 110 - Pass (C or better) MA 110 or MA 109 Note: Departmental transfers allowed
6 Admission to Civil Engineering n 2 nd Level of Admission: Engineering Standing - Application for admission is required - Prerequisite for all 300, 400 and 500 level CE prefixed courses
6 Admission to Dept. of CE Criteria: Ø Complete the following core courses with a GPA of 2. 50 or higher: Writing WRD 110, or Honors Program, or equivalent Chemistry CHE 105 and CHE 107 Physics Sequence PHY 231 and PHY 241 Calculus Sequence MA 113, MA 114, and MA 213 CE Courses CE 120, CE 106, and CE 211 EM Course EM 221 Earn a “C” or better in all core classes Ø Complete a minimum or 45 semester credit hours towards a CE Degree n If criteria are not met, a departmental review may be requested provided the core GPA is not less than 2. 25. n
6 Departmental Review - Appeal n A written statement must be provided by the applicant that describes personal motivation, work experiences, career plans, why a waiver is deserved, etc. n Additional review materials: Ø Ø Ø Core GPA and UK GPA Repeated courses and grades EM 302 grade Currently enrolled classes and previous semester courses and grades Copy of curriculum sheet
Departmental Review-Appeal n Ø Ø Ø Appeals committee will decide upon one of the following options: Unconditional YES (Best outcome) Unconditional NO (Worst outcome) Conditional: e. g. Must earn a semester GPA ≥ 2. 75 on full-time load of courses accepted by CE Degree Program. + Must earn a “C” or better in specified courses: _____________ + Conditions: ____________
7 Advising n n n The Student Affairs Officer assigns and posts student advisors. Students’ should introduce themselves to advisor. If needed or desired, any student can request an advisor change to the Student Affairs Officer. Students are required to schedule an academic advisor appointment during the advanced registration periods. Advisor hold can only be lifted by the Student Affairs Officer and only after the student has been advised.
8 CE Faculty Members n n Construction Engineering and Management: Professors Tim Taylor, Gabe Dadi and Bill Maloney Geotechnical Engineering: Professors Mike Kalinski and Sebastian Bryson Environmental Engineering: Professors Gail Brion, Kelly Pennell and Y. T. (Ed) Wang Hydraulic & Water Resources Engineering: Professors James Fox, Lindell Ormsbee and Scott Yost
8 CE Faculty Members n n n Materials Engineering: Professors Kamyar Mahboub and Jerry Rose Structural Engineering: Professors George Blandford, Brad Davis, Hans Gesund, and Issam Harik Transportation Engineering: Professors Mei Chen, Reg Souleyrette and Nick Stamatiadis
29 Degree Requirements (BSCE) n n n Complete required CE curriculum Complete a minimum of 128 credit hours, exclusive of college algebra, college trigonometry, etc. (CE >> 130 credit hours) Have a cumulative GPA 2. 0 Have a GPA 2. 0 in CE courses, structural elective, technical electives and technical design elective Be accepted into the Engineering Standing of the CE program for at least the final semester
29 Degree Requirements (BSCE) n n n Earn a “C” or better in 300 level and lower CE courses; (1 “D” is allowed in 400 or 500 level course) Earn a “C” or better in EM 221 and EM 302 Complete the University writing requirement Complete the UK Core requirements Have no delinquent financial obligations to the University 30 of last 36 credits must be earned as a student at the University of Kentucky
Awarding of Degree n To be eligible for an undergraduate degree, a student must file an electronic application with the dean of the college from which the undergraduate degree is to be awarded by November 30 for degrees to be awarded the following May, by February 28 for degrees to be awarded the following August, and by June 30 for degrees to be awarded the following December. Students who apply late, or who fail to apply at all, will not graduate at the expected time.
29 Employment n Recommendation (University of Maryland study of its engineering students): Work Hours University Credit Hours 0 -3 16 -19 4 -10 12 -15 10 -20 9 -12 20 -30 6 -9 30 -40 3 -6
Employment – Sources n n n College of Engineering Cooperative Education Program: Marsha Phillips, 287 RGAN, 257 -8863, [email protected] uky. edu College of Engineering Career Services: Ilka Balk, 285 RGAN Building, 257 -4178, [email protected] uky. edu Computer Bulletin Board – requires that you check your engineering email account or have the mail rerouted to the account you use! Register with University Career Center in the Stuckert Building (corner of Rose Street and Rose Lane) CE Department Bulletin Board Faculty, KTC
Employment – Sources n n n n Engineering Course Instructors Engineering Student Services Fellow students Local engineering consulting and governmental agencies Financial Aid Office, 131 Funkhouser Building Classified advertisements in local newspaper Telephone directory yellow pages
27 Course Prerequisites n n Students cannot enroll in a course without having satisfied all prerequisite requirements. Students cannot enroll in a course without having enrolled in or completed all concurrent requirements. Engineering Standing is a prerequisite for most junior and senior level courses. Students enrolled in a course without having completed the prerequisites may be dropped by the instructor or the department.
43 CE Optional Concentration n A BSCE is the only undergraduate degree awarded in civil engineering. n However, the selection of CE elective courses offer students the option of concentrating in a particular interest area or sub-discipline of Civil Engineering.
43 CE Optional Concentration Construction Engineering n n n Math/Science Elective: MA 322 Engineering Science Elective: EM 313 Structures Elective: CE 482 Technical Electives: CE 509 CE Technical Design Elective: CE 508, CE 579 Supportive Elective: CE 507
44 CE Optional Concentration Environmental/Water Quality Engineering n n n Math/Science Elective: CHE 236 Engineering Science Elective: ME 220 Structures Elective: CE 482 Technical Electives: CE 555 CE Technical Design Elective: CE 551, CE 549 Supportive Elective: Environmental Engrg. Certificate Class
44 CE Optional Concentration Geotechnical Engineering n n n Math/Science Elective: MNG 551 Engineering Science Elective: EM 313 Structures Elective: CE 486 G Technical Electives: CE 487 G CE Technical Design Elective: CE 579, CE 589 Supportive Elective: CE 534
44/46 CE Optional Concentration Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineering n n n Math/Science Elective: MA 321, MA 322, MA 432 G, EM 313 Engineering Science Elective: ME 220 Structures Elective: CE 486 G Technical Electives: CE 541 CE Technical Design Elective: CE 549, CE 551 Supportive Elective: another Math/Sci elective
45 CE Optional Concentration Structural Engineering n n n Math/Science Elective: ME 220, MA 321, or MA 322 Engineering Science Elective: EM 313 Structures Elective: CE 486 G Technical Electives: CE 487 G CE Technical Design Elective: CE 589, CE 579 Supportive Elective: CE 584, CE 586, ME 501, ME 513, or ME 532
45 CE Optional Concentration Surveying n n n Math/Science Elective: GEO 409 G (? ? ) Engineering Science Elective: EM 313 Structures Elective: CE 482 Technical Electives: CE 517 CE Technical Design Elective: Any for which you qualify Supportive Elective: CE 525, GEO 305, 415 or 420 G
45 CE Optional Concentration Transportation Engineering n n n Math/Science Elective: GEO 409 G Engineering Science Elective: EM 313 Structures Elective: CE 482 Technical Electives: CE 525, CE 581, CE 539 or other design elective CE Technical Design Elective: CE 531 or CE 533, CE 534 Supportive Elective: GEO 285 or GEO 305
Homework Assignment Curriculum Planning n Plan your CE studies to complete a BSCE on a spreadsheet provided by the instructor. ¡ ¡ n Plan to meet all prerequisites and technical elective courses. Include transferred courses that satisfy portions of the CE Curriculum. Remember, this planning may save a semester of schoolwork, which could result in saved tuition and professional income $30, 000.