Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCIV): 190.5 quarter credits

About the Program

The civil engineering major prepares students in the fundamental principles necessary to practice this profession in any of its branches, including construction management, water resources, structural, transportation, environmental, geotechnical, and public facilities engineering.

Civil engineers are active in the planning, design, construction, research and development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of large engineering systems. A particular focus is the reconstruction of the nation’s infrastructure through solutions that minimize the disruption of social and natural environments.

Civil engineering graduates are grounded in the fundamental principles necessary for the practice of this profession in any of its modern branches, including construction management, water resources engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, and environmental engineering.

Seven of the required courses in the discipline include integral laboratories or field projects for both educational illustration and professional practice exposure.

Careful selection of the electives specified in the curriculum can lead to a wide variety of career objectives. For instance, students with an interest in water resources engineering may elect advanced courses in hydrology, ecology, and chemistry; select senior professional electives in the geotechnical and water resources areas; and choose appropriate topics for senior design and senior seminar. Seniors, with the approval of the department head, can elect certain graduate courses.

A special feature of the major is senior design. A group of students works with a faculty advisor to develop a significant design project selected by the group. All civil engineering students participate in a design project.

Mission Statement

The civil and architectural engineering faculty are responsible for delivering an outstanding curriculum that equips our graduates with the broad technical knowledge, design proficiency, professionalism, and communications skills required for them to make substantial contributions to society and to enjoy rewarding careers.

Program Educational Objectives

Civil engineering graduates will become professionals who analyze, design, construct, manage or operate physical infrastructure and systems, or advance knowledge of the field.

Student Outcomes

The department’s student outcomes reflect the skills and abilities that the curriculum is designed to provide to students by the time they graduate. These are:   

a)  an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

b) an 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 multidisciplinary 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 civil engineering practice.

Additional Information 

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

For more information about this major, contact the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience2.0
General Education Requirements *21.0
Free Electives6.0
Foundation Requirements
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CS 121Computation Laboratory I1.0
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
Major Requirements
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
CAEE 201Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering3.0
CAEE 210Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I3.0
CAEE 211Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering II4.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 310Soil Mechanics I4.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
CIVE 375Structural Material Behavior3.0
CIVE 410Foundation Engineering3.0
CIVE 430Hydrology3.0
CIVE 477 [WI] Seminar2.0
CIVE 478 [WI] Seminar1.0
ENVE 300Introduction to Environmental Engineering3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
Senior Professional Electives **18.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Introduction to Structural Analysis
Structural Analysis I
Based on whether or not students are pursuing a structural or non-structural concentration, students select one of the following options:er:4.0
Structural Design I
Introduction to Structural Design
   and Structural Laboratory
Total Credits190.5

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General Education Requirements.

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A sequence of three courses in a major area of study is required, with a total of six 3-credit professional electives.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plan of Study 

BS Civil Engineering

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
CS 121Computation Laboratory I1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 4
CAEE 201Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering3.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
CAEE 210Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
ENGR 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
ENVE 300Introduction to Environmental Engineering3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
CAEE 211Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering II4.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 8
CIVE 310Soil Mechanics I4.0
CIVE 430Hydrology3.0
CIVE 370
or 300
Introduction to Structural Analysis
Structural Analysis I
3.0
General Education Elective*3.0
Free Elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
CIVE 375Structural Material Behavior3.0
CIVE 410Foundation Engineering3.0
General Education Electives*3.0
CIVE 301Structural Design I (Non-structural concentration takes CIVE 371 & CIVE 372)4.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 10
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
CIVE 477 [WI] Seminar2.0
Professional Electives*6.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CIVE 478 [WI] Seminar1.0
Professional Electives*6.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
Free Elective 3.0
Professional Electives*6.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 190.5

 

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 See degree requirements.

 


Co-op/Career Opportunities

When students complete their co-op jobs, they are asked to write an overview of
their experiences. These brief quotes are taken from some recent student reports:

Engineering construction inspector, state department of transportation: Supervised daily activities involved in the roadway construction of the [interstate] bypass. Recorded daily visual inspection reports for soil sub-base and materials placed on site. Aided senior roadway engineers in approving grade prior to asphalt placement. Used various instruments to check temperature and depths for asphalt placement. Took part in on-site discussions with contractor to clear up any daily construction problems that would hinder quality of construction. ”

Construction inspector, municipal department of public property: “Inspected work performed by private contractors on city public works construction and rehabilitation projects for adherence to contract plans and specifications. Projects included health centers, police and fire stations, libraries, city hall, transit concourses, and prisons. Responsible for daily inspection reports and overall coordination for each respective project. Also responsible for reviewing bills and writing contract modifications and amendments. . .the variety of work was excellent. ”

Environmental co-op, chemicals manufacturer: “Compiled data and wrote monthly regulatory reports, in charge of hazardous waste management and small projects as needed. . . . I had my own responsibilities that had an impact on the entire company. Employer was really interested in my opinion and gave me a chance to demonstrate my abilities, but also knew when to step in. Everybody was willing to answer any questions I may have had. ”

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Dual/Accelerated Degree

Accelerated program

The Accelerated Program of the College of Engineering provides opportunities for highly talented and strongly motivated students to progress toward their educational goals essentially at their own pace. Primarily through advanced placement, credit by examination, flexibility of scheduling, and independent study, the program makes it possible to complete the undergraduate curriculum and initiate graduate study in less than the five years required by the standard curriculum.

Dual Degree Bachelor’s Programs

A student completing the Bachelor of Science degree program in architectural engineering may complete additional courses (specified by the department) to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. (The reverse is difficult because of prerequisites in the sequence of architectural studio design courses, which begins in the sophomore year. )

Civil Engineering students can also complete a dual degree with the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering.

Bachelor’s/Master’s Dual Degree Program

Exceptional students can also pursue a master of science degree in the same period as the bachelor of science.

For more information about this program, visit the Department's BS /MS Dual Degree Program web page.

Facilities

The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities:

  • The department computer labs are in operation: a computer-assisted design (CAD) and computerized instructional lab; and a graduate-level lab (advanced undergraduates can become involved in graduate-level work).
  • External labs are used for surveying, building diagnostics, and surface and ground-water measurements.
  • A $4.5-million instruction and research lab renovation was funded by the National Science Foundation, alumni, and corporations.

Civil & Architectural Engineering Courses

CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I 3.0 Credits

Introduces the design process, including information retrieval, problem definition, proposal writing, patents, and design notebooks. Includes presentations on problem areas by experts from industry, government, and education. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CIVE 330 [Min Grade: D] and (CIVE 301 [Min Grade: D] or CIVE 371 [Min Grade: D]) and (AE 391 [Min Grade: D] or CIVE 310 [Min Grade: D])

CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II 3.0 Credits

Continues CAE 491. Requires written and oral progress reports. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CAE 491 [Min Grade: D]

CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III 3.0 Credits

Continues CAE 492. Requires written and oral final reports, including oral presentations by each design team at a formal Design Conference open to the public and conducted in the style of a professional conference. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CAE 492 [Min Grade: D]

Civil Engineering Courses

CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis 3.0 Credits

Techniques for project decisions: benefit cost and present worth analysis, rate of return, capital budgeting, risk analysis, environmental impact, and depreciation. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CIVE 250 Construction Materials 4.0 Credits

Construction Materials.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: MEM 202 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 251 Engineering Surveying 3.0 Credits

Covers the theory and use of surveying instruments and principles of plane and topographic surveying. Introduces computer programs for surveying computations and plotting.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CIVE 261 Materials and Structural Behavior I 3.0 Credits

Introduces the basic materials of construction (timber, masonry, steel, and concrete). Covers their behavior as ingredients of the structural system. Required for architecture and construction management students. Fall.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE or classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: PHYS 182 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 262 Materials and Structural Behavior II 3.0 Credits

Continues CIVE 261. Required for architecture and construction management students. Winter.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE or classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 261 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 263 Materials and Structural Behavior III 3.0 Credits

Continues CIVE 262. Required for architecture and construction management students. Spring.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE or classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 262 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 300 Theory of Structures I 3.0 Credits

Covers analysis of statically determinate structures: equilibrium, compatibility, boundary conditions, complimentary and virtual work, energy theorems, reactions, member forces and deflection of trusses, beams and frames, and influence lines.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 250 [Min Grade: D] and MEM 230 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 301 Theory of Structures II 4.0 Credits

Covers analysis of statically indeterminate structures: force methods for trusses, beams and frames, slope-deflection and equilibrium methods, moment distribution, stiffness matrices of truss and beam elements, and stiffness matrix method of analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 300 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 310 Soil Mechanics I 4.0 Credits

Gives an overview of types of problems encountered in geotechnical engineering: index, mechanical, hydraulic and environmental properties of soils; earth mass stability, deformation, and groundwater seepage; laboratory measurements.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: (EGEO 220 [Min Grade: D] or CAEE 211 [Min Grade: D]) and CIVE 250 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 320 Introduction to Fluid Flow 3.0 Credits

Covers fundamentals of fluid flow, fluid properties, hydrostatic forces, kinematics of flow, the Bernoulli equation, linear momentum, dimensional analysis, Froude and Reynolds similarity and hydraulic models and an introduction to pipe flows and friction.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: TDEC 202 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 210 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 330 Hydraulics 4.0 Credits

Covers pipe flow, friction losses, multiple pipe systems, water demand and distribution network design, pumps and pumping systems, air flow in ducts and fans, open channel flows, hydraulic jumps and energy dissipation, gravity pipe networks and the design of storm and sanitary sewer systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 320 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 341 Municipal Water Facilities 3.0 Credits

Covers analysis and design of municipal water supply systems, including collection, transmission and distribution facilities; public health considerations in water supply; and maintenance of water supply infrastructure.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 330 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 430 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 370 Introduction to Structural Analysis 3.0 Credits

Covers equilibrium, virtual work, reactions, and member forces in trusses, beams, and frames. Introduces analysis of statically indeterminate structures and the stiffness matrix method of analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MEM 230 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 250 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 371 Introduction to Structural Design 3.0 Credits

Covers the design process, with topics including structural systems, loads and load path, structural safety, and design methods. Offers introduction to steel, reinforced concrete, wood, and masonry design.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 370 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 372 Structural Laboratory 1.0 Credit

Course use of structural analysis computer programs to construct analytical models of various structural systems. Calculate reactions and deflections of statically determinate and determinate structures and check reliability of results.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Corequisite: CIVE 371

CIVE 375 Structural Material Behavior 3.0 Credits

Study of deformation, fracture and fatigue of structural materials used in infrastructure. Includes basic failure modes, yielding and plasticity, and fracture mechanics. Emphasis on analytical and predictive methods that designers use to avoid failure. Metals, ceramic and composites are considered, as is time-dependent behavior.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: MEM 230 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 250 [Min Grade: D] and (MATH 201 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 261 [Min Grade: D] or ENGR 231 [Min Grade: D])

CIVE 380 Special Topics in Civil Engineering 12.0 Credits

Covers selected topics in civil engineering.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

CIVE 399 Independent Study in Civil Engineering 12.0 Credits

Independent study on a topic selected by the student. Independent study is supervised by a faculty member and guided by a plan of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CIVE 400 Structural Design I 3.0 Credits

Covers principles of design of structural members and systems, including loads on structures, structural safety, and structural members and their behavior. Introduces elastic and limit design procedures.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CIVE 301 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 401 Structural Design II 3.0 Credits

Covers principles of design of reinforced concrete structural systems, including beams, slabs, columns, and footings.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 400 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 402 Structural Design III 3.0 Credits

Covers elastic and plastic design of structural steel members, including beams, columns, tension members, beam columns, and plate girders; design of welded and high-strength bolted connections; and design of steel trusses, bridges, and buildings.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 401 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 410 Foundation Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers shear strength, bearing capacity, and lateral earth pressure; design of shallow foundations (footings, mats) and deep foundations (piles, drilled shafts); and excavation and slope stability.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 310 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 420 Water and Waste Treatment I 3.0 Credits

Covers water supply chemistry, including corrosion in water distribution systems, microbiology of water and wastes, biodegradation of toxic materials, and growth and metabolism in wastewater treatment processes.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CIVE 330 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 340 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 430 Hydrology 3.0 Credits

Covers the relationship between precipitation and runoff, unit hydrographs, flood routing, and water supply principles and applications.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CAEE 211 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 431 Hydrology-Ground Water 3.0 Credits

Covers geologic and hydrologic occurrence of groundwater, underground flow, and groundwater supply. Winter.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 330 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 432 Water Resources Design 3.0 Credits

Covers planning and design of basin and developments for requirements of various water use purposes. Spring.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CIVE 430 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 477 [WI] Seminar 2.0 Credits

Covers professional development and ethics. Requires preparation of a technical paper. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

CIVE 478 [WI] Seminar 1.0 Credit

Requires preparation and presentation of a technical paper. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engr Courses

CAEE 201 Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering 3.0 Credits

This course presents case studies to introduce the design, construction, operation and maintenance of infrastructure projects. Key engineering elements within civil, architectural and environmental engineering are presented. The concept of an "infrastructure system" along with interrelationships among three disciplines are illustrated using specific case studies which changes annually as various local infrastructure projects move from design through construction. On or two field trips are part of the course.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CAEE 210 Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I 3.0 Credits

This course introduces student to various technical specialties within Civil, Architectural and Environmental engineering through hands-on experience of conducting field and laboratory measurements that are typical to three engineering fields. The course emphasizes graphical presentation of data using EXCEL, SKETCHUP and other software. Students collect data from lab or field sites.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CAEE 201 [Min Grade: D]

CAEE 211 Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering II 4.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of CAEE 210. There are two main modules in the course: fundamental geological principles and relationships to engineering properties and fundamental surveying principles and measurements using modern surveying equipment including GPS.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CAEE 210 [Min Grade: D]

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, P.Eng (University of Alberta). Professor. Structural design - concrete, steel and wood; Structural failure analysis and retrofitting of existing structures; New structural systems and materials.
Emin A. Aktan, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) John Roebling Professor of Infrastructure Studies. Professor. Structural engineering; infrastructure; evaluation; intelligent systems.
Ivan Bartoli, PhD (University of California, San Diego). Assistant Professor. Non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring; dynamic identification, stress wave propagation modeling.
Robert Brehm, PhD, PE, FASCE (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. International infrastructure delivery; response to natural catastrophes; risk assessment and mitigation strategies; project management techniques.
S.C. Jonathan Cheng, PhD (West Virginia University). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geosynthetics; probabilistic design; landfill containments.
Peter DeCarlo, PhD (University of Colorado). Assistant Professor. Outdoor air quality, particulate matter size and composition instrumentation and measurements, source apportionment of ambient particulate matter, climate impacts of particulate matter.
Patricia Gallagher, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geoenvironmental; ground improvement; sustainability.
Patrick Gurian, PhD (Carnegie-Mellon University). Associate Professor. Risk analysis of environmental and infrastructure systems, novel adsorbent materials, environmental standard setting, Bayesian statistical modeling, community outreach and environmental health.
Charles N. Haas, PhD (University of Illinois-Urbana) L. D. Betz Professor and Department Head, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Professor. Control of human exposures to and risk assessment of pathogenic organisms; water and waste treatment; homeland security.
Ahmad Hamid, PhD (McMaster University). Professor. Engineered masonry; building; cladding; prestressed concrete.
Y. Grace Hsuan, PhD (Imperial College). Professor. Polymeric and cementitioius materials; geosynthetic reliability and durability.
Joseph B. Hughes, PhD (University of Iowa) Dean of the College of Engineering. Distinguished Professor. Biological processes and applications of nanotechnology in environmental systems.
Roger Marino, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources, Engineering Education, Land Development
Joseph P. Martin, PhD (Colorado State University). Professor. Geoenvironmental engineering; urban environmental hydrology; transportation.
James E. Mitchell, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Architectural engineering design; building systems.
Franco Montalto, PhD (Cornell University). Associate Professor. Effects of built infrastructure on societal water needs, ecohydrologic patterns and processes, ecological restoration, green design, water interventions.
Franklin Moon, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Full-scale structural testing, structural dynamics, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures.
Joseph V. Mullin, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Senior Lecturer. Structural material behavior, engineering economy and design.
Mira S. Olson, PhD (University of Virginia). Associate Professor. Groundwater; environmental fluid mechanics; hydrology.
Anu Pradhan, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University). Assistant Professor. Infrastructure management, construction engineering, transportation engineering, sensing system, geographic information system, statistical machine learning.
Yared Shifferaw, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Computational and experimental mechanics, structural stability, optimization, health monitoring and hazard mitigation, sustainable structures, emerging materials, thin-walled structures and metallic structures.
Kurt Sjoblom, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Laboratory testing of geomaterials, geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering.
Sabrina Spatari, PhD (University of Toronto). Assistant Professor. Research in industrial ecology; development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) methods for guiding engineering and policy decisions; specific interest in biomass and bioenergy, biofuels, and urban infrastructure.
Michael Waring, PhD (University of Texas-Austin). Assistant Professor. Indoor air quality and building sustainability; indoor particulate matter fate and transport; indoor chemistry and particle formation; secondary impacts of control technologies and strategies.
Jin Wen, PhD (University of Iowa). Associate Professor. Architectural engineering, building control systems, indoor air quality.
Aspasia Zerva, PhD (University of Illinois). Professor. Earthquake engineering; mechanics; seismicity; probabilistic analysis.

Interdepartmental Faculty

Eugenia Ellis, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic State University). Associate Professor. Registered architect; interior design, extended-care facilities design, research on spatial visualization, perception and imagination.
Bakhtier Farouk, PhD (University of Delaware) Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor. Heat transfer; combustion; numerical methods; turbulence modeling; materials processing.
Tony H. Grubesic, PhD (The Ohio State University) Director of the Center for Spatial Analytics and Geocomputation (CSAG). Professor. Geographic information science, spatial analysis, development, telecommunication policy, location modeling.

Emeritus Faculty

Harry G. Harris, PhD (Cornell University). Professor Emeritus. Structural models, dynamics of structures, plates and shells, industrialized building construction.
Robert M. Koerner, PhD (Duke University). Harry Bownam Professor Emeritus. Geosynthetic engineering; soil mechanics; water resources.
Richard Weggel, PhD (University of Illinois) Samuel S. Baxter Professor Emeritus; Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Emeritus. Coastal engineering; hydraulics engineering; hydrology.
Richard Woodring, PhD (University of Illinois) Dean of Engineering Emeritus. Professor Emeritus. Structural engineering, reinforced concrete.
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