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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Learning Compact

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Civil Engineering
Description of the Major
Civil engineering is the oldest and most diverse branch of engineering and includes the design and construction of bridges, buildings, dams, waterways, coastal protection works, airports, pipelines, space launching facilities, railroads, highways, sanitary systems, ocean structures and facilities, foundations, harbors, waterworks and many other systems and structures upon which modern civilization depends. In its broadest sense, the civil engineer adapts the physical features of the earth to the needs of society. Approximately one out of four engineers is engaged in civil engineering.

This is a nationally accredited ABET program.
Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass an assessment by two or more faculty and/or industry practitioners of performance on a major design experience.
  • Pass an assessment in two courses of individual assignments targeted to each learning outcome. Assessment will be provided by the instructor of the course according to department standards.
  • Complete the Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
  • Complete an exit interview in your final semester.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering principles to civil engineering problems.
  2. Conduct civil engineering experiments, analyze and interpret data.
  3. Design a civil engineering system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability constraints.
  4. Communicate technical data and design information effectively in writing and in speech to other civil engineers.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
CEG 4011   X   X
CES 3102 X      
CES 4702 X   X  
CGN 4905     X X
CGN 4910     X X
CWR 3201   X    

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