Feb 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil and Construction Engineering

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Haluk Aktan, Chair 
Main Office:  G-253 CEAS (Parkview Campus)
Telephone:  (269) 276-3210
Fax:  (269) 276-3211

Osama Abudayyeh
Ahmad Jrade
Jun-Seok Oh
Xiaoyun Shao
Sherif Yehia

The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering offers the following curricula:

Construction Engineering - B.S.E.
Civil Engineering - B.S.E.
Civil Engineering - M.S.E.

These programs are designed to provide graduates with the background necessary to successfully assume a variety of positions in a wide variety of industries. The combination of specialized and general education is intended to allow employment flexibility, although most graduates are placed in industries closely related to their field of study.

Academic Advising

Students should contact their advisor as early as possible. The advisor is available to assist in individual program planning, recommend electives appropriate to a student’s educational objectives, discuss employment opportunities, and help solve academic problems. Substitutions and transfer credit must be approved by the advisor, the curriculum committee, and the department chair. The academic advisor is located in Room E-102 CEAS, phone (269) 276-3270. Because of prerequisites and limited offering times, students must consult with an academic advisor for proper course sequence.

Additional Costs

Class-related charges are assigned for laboratory and some lecture courses to help cover cost of materials and services.

Cooperative Education

Students may elect the cooperative plan of education. In this plan, the student alternates a semester of study on campus with a semester of compensated industrial experience. Students may work in their area of study, gaining valuable professional experience.

Approved Electives

Electives must be approved by the department academic advisor. While choice of electives is intended to provide flexibility for students, they must be selected to provide a thrust and add strength to the individual’s program. Non-related courses will not normally be approved.

Lists of appropriate electives are available from the academic advising office.

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