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Civil Engineering (CIV)


Major in Civil Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Chairperson: Fu-Pen Chiang
Undergraduate Program Director: Harold Walker
Assistant to Director: Erin Giuliano

Office: Heavy Engineering, Room 250
Phone: (631) 632-8777
Fax: (631) 632-8544
Web address: http://me.eng.sunysb.edu/civil
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Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering is designed to give students a solid foundation in civil engineering and sciences. It will provide students with a breadth and depth of technical knowledge in the field, preparing them to work immediately in most areas of the profession, including geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, hydraulics, structural engineering, construction management, and transportation/traffic engineering. Students take courses in chemistry, physics, and math, in addition to a core set of engineering courses common to most engineering disciplines. Students are also introduced to computer software which expedites the design process, and they are taught how to balance engineering designs with economic constraints.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the civil engineering program are to prepare our graduates to:

 1. Establish a successful career in civil engineering. 

 2. Possess a strong fundamental scientific and technical knowledge-base, and critical thinking skills, to serve as the foundation for lifelong learning related to the civil engineering profession, and in preparation for graduate studies.

 3. Have a broad and well-integrated background in the concepts, theories, and methodologies needed to plan, design, analyze, develop, organize, and manage civil engineering projects.

 4. Have expertise in the major areas of civil engineering: structural analysis, design and reliability, transportation systems engineering, and water resources and environmental engineering.

 Program Outcomes

To prepare students for the above educational objectives, we have adopted the following set of program outcomes that describe what they are expected to attain when they graduate:

 (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 engineering practice.

 

Requirements for Acceptance in Civil Engineering

Freshman applicants who have specified their interest in Civil Engineering on their applications may be accepted directly into the major upon admission to the University.  We are also accepting some transfer students for fall 2014.

To apply to Civil Engineering, please follow this link:

http://www.stonybrook.edu/ugadmissions/index.shtml

 

 

Requirements for the major in Civil Engineering (CIV)

The major in Civil Engineering leads to the Bachelor of Engineering degree.  Completion of the major requires approximately 112 credits

1. Mathematics

     AMS 151, AMS 161 Applied Calculus I, II

     AMS 261 Applied Calculus III or MAT 203 Calculus III with Applications

     AMS 361 Applied Calculus IV: Differential Equations or MAT 303 Calculus IV with Applications

     Note: The following alternate calculus course sequences may be substituted for AMS 151, AMS 161 in major requirements or prerequisites:   MAT 125, MAT 126, MAT 127 or MAT 131, MAT 132 or MAT 141, MAT 142 or MAT 171.

2. Natural Sciences

     PHY 131/PHY 133, PHY 132/PHY 134 Classical Physics I, II and Laboratories

     CHE 131/CHE 133, CHE 132/CHE 134 General Chemistry I, II and Laboratories or CHE 141/143, CHE 142/144, Honors Chemistry I, II and Laboratories

      Notes:

        i. PHY 141, Classical Physics I: Honors may be substituted for PHY 131/133

        ii. PHY 142 Classical Physics II: Honors may be substituted for PHY 132/134

        iii. PHY 125 and PHY 126 may be substituted for PHY 131 (PHY 133 is required)

        iv. PHY 126 and PHY 127 may be substituted for PHY 132 (PHY 134 is required)

3. Laboratories

     CIV 340 Civil Engineering Laboratory Materials Laboratory

     CIV 341 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

     CIV 342 Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Laboratory 

4. Civil Engineering

     CIV 210 Land Surveying

     CIV 305 Transportation Systems Analysis I

     CIV 310 Structural Engineering

     CIV 320 Water Supply & Waste Management

     CIV 330 Soil Mechanics

     CIV 410 Principles of Foundation Engineering

     CIV 420 Hydraulics

5. Mechanical Engineering

     MEC 101 Engineering Computing and Problem Solving I

     MEC 102 Engineering Computing and Problem Solving II

     MEC 203 Engineering Graphics and CAD

     MEC 214 Probability and Statistics for Mechanical Engineers

     MEC 260 Engineering Statics

     MEC 262 Engineering Dynamics

     MEC 363 Mechanics of Solids

     MEC 364 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

6. Technology and Society

     EST 392 Engineering and Managerial Economics

 7. Engineering Design

     CIV 312 Design of Civil Engineering Structures

     CIV 440 Senior Design I

     CIV 441 Senior Design II

 8. Writing and Oral Communication Requirement

     CIV 300 Technical Communication

 9. Engineering Economics

     EST 392 Engineering and Manufacturing Economics or ECO 108 Introduction to Economics

 10. Engineering Ethics

     ESE 301 Engineering Ethics and Societal Impact or CME 233 Ethics and Business Practices for Engineers

11. Civil Engineering Specializations

The areas of specialization at Stony Brook are transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering and structural engineering and must be declared in writing by the end of the junior year.  Four electives must be taken from a selected group of courses relevant to each specialization. Two out of the four electives must be taken at the upper-division level. The area of specialization is selected in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Transportation Engineering

     CIV 306 Transportation Systems Analysis II

     CIV 499 Independent Research

     EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists

     EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property

     EST 391-H Technology Assessment

     EST 393 Project Management

     GEO 102-E Earth

     GEO 318 Engineering Geology and Coastal Processes

     MEC 442 Experimental Stress Analysis

     MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

Geotechnical Engineering

     CIV 499 Independent Research

     EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists

     EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property

     EST 391-H Technology Assessment

     EST 393 Project Management

     GEO 102-E Earth

     GEO 318 Engineering Geology and Coastal Processes

     GEO 420 Environmental Analysis Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

     GEO 440 Geological Applications of Remote Sensing

     MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design

     MEC 442 Experimental Stress Analysis

     MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

Environmental Engineering

     BIO 201-E Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems

     CIV 440 Independent Research

     ESM 212 Introduction to Environmental Materials Engineering 

     EST 102-E Weather and Climate

     EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists

     EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property

     EST 341 Waste Treatment Technologies

     EST 391-H Technology Assessment

     EST 393 Project Management

     GEO 102-E Earth

     GEO 315 Groundwater Hydrology or CIV 422 Hydrology

     GEO 318 Engineering Geology and Coastal Processes

     GEO 353 Marine Ecology

     GEO 420 Environmental Analysis Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

     MAR 104 Oceanography

     MAR 304-E Waves, Tides, and Beaches

     MAR 336 Marine Pollution

     MEC 393 Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Structural Engineering

     CIV 440 Independent Research

     EST 304 Communications for Engineers and Scientists

     EST 331 Professional Ethics and Intellectual Property

     EST 393 Project Management

     MEC 310 Introduction to Machine Design

     MEC 402 Mechanical Vibrations

     MEC 442 Experimental Stress Analysis

     MEC 455 Applied Stress Analysis

Grading

All courses taken to satisfy requirements 1 through 10 above must be taken for a letter grade. The grade point average for the courses MEC 260, 262, 280, 316, 363, 364, CME 304, CIV 305, 310, 320, 330, 410, 420, 440, 441,and all specialization and technical electives must be at least 2.00. A minimum grade of "C" in PHY 131 or PHY 125MAT 125 or MAT 131MEC 260, and MEC 262 and CIV440 is required for the BE degree. When a course is repeated, the higher grade will be used in calculating this average.

 

Civil Engineering Course Descriptions

http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/bulletin/current/academicprograms/civ/courses.php

 

Sample Course Sequence for the Major in Civil Engineering

Freshman

Fall

 

Credits

 

Spring

 

Credits

First Year Seminar

1 First Year Seminar 1

AMS 151

3

AMS 161

3

PHY 131/133

4

PHY 132/134

4

MEC 101

2

MEC 102

2

Basic Science Elective

3 CHE 131/133 5
DEC A 3

DEC

3

Total

16 Total  18
       

Sophomore

Fall

 

Credits

 

Spring

 

Credits

AMS 261

4

AMS 361

4

CHE 132/134

5

MEC 262

3

MEC 260

3

MEC 363

3

EST 392

3

MEC 203

3
MEC 214 1

DEC

3
 Total 16

Total

16
       

Junior

Fall

 

Credits

 

Spring

 

Credits

MEC 364

3

EST 393

3

CIV 210

1

CIV 300

1

CIV 305

3

CIV 312

3

CIV 310

3

CIV 320

3

CIV 340

2

CIV 330

3

 ESE 301

3

CIV 341

2
 Total 15

Total

15
       

Senior

Fall

 

Credits

 

Spring

 

Credits

CIV 440

3

CIV 441

3

CIV 410

3

DEC

3

CIV 420

3

DEC

3

CIV 342

1

Specialization Course

3

Specialization Course

3

Specialization Course

3

 Specialization Course

   

Total

16

Total

15

 

Past Newsletters

Fall 2013 (V1, Issue 1)

Spring 2014 (V1, Issue 2)