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Lyles College of Engineering
JESUS S. LARRALDE-MURO, Coordinator
Engineering East Building, Room 178A
Civil engineering includes the research, development, planning, design, construction, and maintenance associated with urban development, water supply, structures, energy generation and transmission, water treatment and disposal, and transportation systems. The civil engineer deals with the function and safety of such public facilities as buildings, bridges, dams, pipelines, powerplants, highways, and harbors, and is concerned with the protection of the public against natural hazards of earthquakes, floods, landslides, and fires.
The graduate curriculum leading to an M.S. in Civil Engineering provides specialized training in the fields of structural engineering and applied mechanics, soil mechanics and foundation engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, highway engineering, and geomatics engineering.
Employment opportunities for civil engineers in industry, state, and federal government agencies remain at a high level as a result of increasing urban growth and land development, and the recent emphasis on the maintenance and repair of the nationwide infrastructure system. Civil engineers are also in demand to meet the growing challenge of mitigating environmental hazards.
Civil engineers frequently occupy positions in specialty areas such as environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water-resources engineering. Position titles for civil engineers, such as senior engineer or project engineer in specialty areas, typically reflect their rank within their organization.
Most civil and geomatics engineering graduates have earned professional licenses as civil engineers or land surveyors within a few years of receiving their degrees.
Mission of Civil Engineering
The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to provide the educational environment necessary for civil engineering students to develop their personal potential to the greatest extent possible and to enrich the students' lives in a culturally diverse environment. Civil engineering also provides the high quality education required for the students to fully develop their professional qualities and skills to serve society.
The Civil Engineering Program's Educational Objectives
- The graduates of the civil engineering program should be well-rounded to function effectively both as professional civil engineers and as responsible and informed citizens.
- The graduates of the civil engineering program should practice the profession of civil engineering proficiently with a well-balanced preparation in engineering fundamentals and practical applications in any of the following four areas of civil engineering: environmental, geotechnical, structural, or transportation.
- The graduates of the civil engineering program should use the technical tools and skills required for effective professional practice and should continue learning in their professional lives to remain abreast of new developments and advances.
- The graduates of the civil engineering program should function effectively in multicultural and multidisciplinary groups in their practice of the civil engineering profession. They should be able to communicate effectively with engineering peers, other professionals, and with the public in general.
- The graduates of the civil engineering program should practice their profession with an understanding of the social and political implications of their professional engineering work and do so guided by the ASCE Code of Ethics.
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