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CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Undergraduate Degree Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.)


Graduate Degrees Offered:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.)
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (M.S.E.V.)
Master of Civil Engineering (M.C.E.)
Master of Environmental Engineering (M.E.V.E.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering (Ph.D.)


The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida offers coursework and study pertinent to Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Material Science, and Environmental Engineering. Areas of concentration are Environmental/Water Resources Engineering; Structures/Materials/Geotechnical Engineering; and Geotechnical/Transportation Engineering.


Students completing the program may enter the profession as engineers in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation, water resources, environmental, hydraulics, or materials disciplines. All of these disciplines share the need for knowledge in the areas of engineering mechanics, civil engineering, material science, and environmental engineering. Through choice of the proper area of concentration, a student has the opportunity to channel academic studies specifically towards his/her career choice.


Graduates of the program may commence their engineering careers in either industry, engineering consulting firms, or public service at the federal, state, or local level. Initial assignments may include planning, design and implementation of water resources systems; planning and design of transportation and housing systems; regional planning, design, and management for abatement of air, water and solid waste pollution problems; design of bridges and single and multistory structures; and supervision of construction projects.


Mission Statement
The Civil Engineering Program of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida will provide undergraduate students with strong, broad-based, engineering education which gives them the basic intellectual and organization skills that allow them to work with complex systems with technological, social and environmental components.

 

As many of the Program's graduates begin work upon graduation in industry or with governmental organizations, the curriculum is designed to prepare students for these roles by requiring a number of courses in the various fields of civil engineering and by providing limited specialization in one given area. The curriculum is designed to encourage lifelong learning and to prepare students for undertaking advanced studies in engineering or in other professional areas.


Program Educational Objectives Associated with the Mission Statement
The program and curriculum of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are designed to meet the needs of all students within the context of its Mission Statement. The Program Educational Objectives associated with the Department’s Mission Statement are:

1.  The Civil Engineering Program at the University of South Florida has as a program educational objective that graduates, within 3-6 years after graduation, can obtain positions in both public and private organizations.


2. The Civil Engineering Program at the University of South Florida has as a program educational objective that graduates, within 3-6 years after graduation, are continuing their professional development by extending their professional knowledge through independent learning, continuing educational courses, conferences, workshops, short courses, graduate study and involvement in professional societies.

3.  The Civil Engineering Program at the University of South Florida has as a program educational objective that graduates, within 3-6 years after graduation, who are working in public or private organizations which encourage professional registration, will have made appropriate progress towards achieving that registration.


Concentrations
In addition to designated common coursework in engineering mechanics, civil, and environmental engineering, students undertake a concentration of 15 hours of coursework plus a  3-hour capstone design course and a 1 hour Professional and Ethical Issues in Engineering. Students interested in emphasizing environmental and water resources engineering should refer to the specific flowchart provided on this web page.


Departmental Policies
In addition to the College’s graduation requirements, the Department has the following policies:
All students must:
1.  Participate in mandatory advising prior to each term;
2.  Participate in Department assessment activities and successfully complete an exit interview before graduating;
3.  Maintain a C- or better in EGN 3311 Statics; EGN 3331 Mechanics of Materials; EGN 3353 Basic Fluid Mechanics; and EGN 3365 Materials Engineering to continue in the program, including a 2.5 GPA (best attempt) in all these courses;
4.  Earn a C- or better in all engineering courses used to meet graduation requirements;
5.  Consider the advice of the college to complete and pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (F.E. Exam).



Four-Year Curriculum - Civil Engineering


Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites) for Students Transferring from a Florida Community College: If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Students should complete the prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before entering the department. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Students qualify for direct entry to their intended department if they have completed the following courses at a Community College or a University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all of the other admissions requirements of the University and College.

Some courses required for the previous major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.  The following are transferable courses from the Community College that will be accepted in the Math/Science/Engineering areas:


Mathematics:
USFCommunity or Junior College
MAC 2281MAC 2311/MAC 2281 (4)
MAC 2282MAC 2312/MAC 2282 (4)
MAC 2283MAC 2313/MAC 2283 (4)
MAP 2302MAP 2302/MAP X305 (3)
 
Natural Sciences:
USFCommunity or Junior College
CHM 2045/CHM 2045L or CHS 2440/CHS 2440LCHM X045/L or CHM X045C or CHS X440/CHM 045L (4)
GLY 3850CHM X046/L or CHM 046C
PHY 2048/PHY 2048LPHY X048C or PHY X043/X048L (4)
PHY 2049/PHY 2049LPHY X049C or PHY X044//PHY X049L (4)

Please be aware of the immunization, foreign language, summer attendance, and continuous enrollment policies of the university, as well as the qualitative standards required.


Civil and Environmental Engineering Admissions Requirements
Students entering the Civil & Environmental Engineering department must have completed the equivalent USF Engineering Calculus sequence, one year equivalent USF General Physics and one semester equivalent USF General Chemistry with a minimum of 2.3 GPA; and must have an overall and USF GPA of 2.0 or better.


Continuation Requirements
Continuation in the Civil & Environmental Engineering program requires a minimum grade of C- as well as a 2.5 GPA (based on best attempt) over the following courses:


EGN 3311 - Statics
EGN 3331 - Mechanics of Materials
EGN 3353 - Basic Fluid Mechanics
EGN 3365 - Materials Engineering


Civil Engineering (ECE), BSCE, 131 – TAPS Plan
The curricula and courses presented below are a guide for remaining on track towards the bachelor’s degree. Please note that alternative courses exist for many of the courses and that this is not an official degree plan. It is an advising tool and students should consult with an advisor in their major to ensure that all degree requirements are met.


Fall Semester - Year 1
CHS 2440 Chemistry for Engineers or CHM 20453
CHS 2440L Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory or CHM 2045L1
EGN 3000 Foundations of Engineering and Lab.1
ENC 1101 Composition I3
MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I4
XXX XXXX FKL Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective3
Total15
 
Spring Semester - Year 1
GLY 3850 Geology for Engineers3
EGS 1113 Introduction to Design Graphics3
ENC 1102 Composition II3
MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II4
PHY 2048 General Physics I3
PHY 2048L General Physics I Laboratory1
Total17
 
Fall Semester - Year 2
EGN 3311 Statics3
EGN 3365 Materials I3
MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III4
PHY 2049 General Physics II3
PHY 2049L General Physics II Laboratory1
EGN 4427 Numerical and Computer Tools I in Civil & Environmental Engineering3
Total17
 
Spring Semester - Year 2
EGN 3321 Dynamics3
EGN 3331 Mechanics of Materials and Lab.3
EGN 3353 Basic Fluid Mechanics3
MAP 2302 Differential Equations (or EGN 3433 Modeling and Analysis of Engineering Systems) (Note: EGN 3433 is not a 6A course)3
XXX XXXX FKL Humanities Elective 3
Total15
 
Summer Term - Year 2
EGN 3615 Engineering Economics with Social and Global Implications3
ENC 3246 Communications for Engineers (WI)3
XXX XXXX FKL Human Cultural Diversity and Global Context3
Total9
 
Fall Semester - Year 3
EGN 3343 Thermodynamics3
EGN 3443 Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
ENV 4001 Environmental Systems Engineering3
TTE 4004 Transportation Engineering I3
EGN 4454 Numerical and Computer Tools II in Civil & Environmental Engineering 3
Total 16
 
Spring Semester - Year 3
CES 3102 Structures I3
CWR 4202 Hydraulics3
EGN 3373 Introduction to Electrical Systems I3
ENV 4004L Environmental/Hydraulics Engineering Lab1
XXX XXXX Department Upper-Level Elective (CE Concentration Elective)3
XXX XXXX FKL Humanities Elective3
Total16
 
Fall Semester - Year 4
CEG 4011 Geotechnical Engineering I3
CEG 4011L Geotechnical/Transportation Laboratory1
XXX XXXX Department Upper-Level Elective (CE Concentration Elective)3
XXX XXXX FKL Fine Arts Elective3
XXX XXXX Department Upper-Level Elective (CE Concentration Elective)3
Total13
 
Spring Semester - Year 4
XXX XXXX CE Capstone Design Requirement3
CGN 4122 Professional and Ethical Issues in Engineering1
XXX XXXX FKL Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective3
XXX XXXX Department Upper-Level Elective (CE Concentration Elective)3
XXX XXXX Department Upper-Level Elective (CE Concentration Elective)3
Total13
 
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS TO DEGREE131

Gordon Rule (6A) is fully met through the mathematics courses above, ENC1101, ENC1102, ENC 3246 and by selecting one technical or general education elective that is an approved 6A communication course or by completing an AA degree at a Florida Community College.


Foundations of Learning and Knowledge Core Curriculum: The math and science courses required for this major fully meet the math and science requirements of the FLK core curriculum.  Students in the College of Engineering are exempt from the “Life Science” requirement.


The writing intensive and capstone design exit requirements are fully met through ENC3246 and a Capstone Design Course.



Civil Engineering Concentration AND CAPSTONE DESIGN Requirements

Civil Engineering students take one of the 3 tracks next listed:


Structures/Materials/Geotechnical Track
CES 4702 Concepts of Concrete Design3
CES 4605 Concepts of Steel Design3
CGN 4851 Concrete Construction Materials3
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II or TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II3
XXX XXXX Technical Elective3
CES 4750 Capstone Structures/Materials/Geotechnical Design 3
CGN 4122 Professional and Ethical Issues 1
 
Geotechnical/Transportation Track
CGN 4851 Concrete Construction Materials3
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II3
TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II3
XXX XXXX Technical Elective3
XXX XXXX Technical Elective3
CEG 4850 Capstone Geotechnical/Transportation Design3
CGN 4122 Professional and Ethical Issues 1
 
Environmental/Water Resources Track
ENV 4417 Water Quality and Treatment3
CWR 4540 Water Resources Engineering I3
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II or TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II3
XXX XXXX Technical Elective3
XXX XXXX Technical Elective3
CWR 4812 Capstone Water Resources/Environmental Design3
CGN 4122 Professional and Ethical Issues 1
 
The Program supports the following technical elective courses:
CCE 4031 Construction Management3
CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering II3
CES 4605 Concepts of Steel Design3
CES 4702 Concepts of Concrete Design3
CGN 4851 Concrete Construction Materials3
CGN 4933 Special Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering or Topics in Construction Law3
CWR 4540 Water Resources Engineering I3
CWR 4541 Water Resources Engineering II 3
ENV 4417 Water Quality and Treatment3
SUR 2101 Engineering Land Survey3
TTE 4005 Transportation Engineering II3
TTE 4003 Transportation and Society3

**Please see academic advisor for selected special topics courses.

 

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chair: M. Gunaratne; Professors Emeriti: M. W. Anderson, R.P. Carnahan, W.C. Carpenter, J.E. Griffith, S. Kranc; Distinguished University Professor: A. A. Sagüés; State of Florida 21st Century World Class Scholar: J. Mihelcic; Professors: S. Ergas, M. Gunaratne, J.J. Lu, J. Mihelcic, A.G. Mullins, M. Nachabe, M.A. Ross, A. A. Sagüés, R. Sen; Associate Professors: J. Cunningham, A. Tejada-Martinez, M. Trotz, D. Simkins, D. Yeh, A. Zayed; Assistant Professors:, Q. Lu, A. Pinjari, Q. Zhang, Y. Zhang; Instructor: K. Nohra; M. Stokes; Courtesy Faculty: S.E. Polzin, , A. Stuart.