University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering Staff    
(251) 460-6174
Chair Kevin D. White 
Professors White
Associate Professors Laier, Omar, Islam, Webb
Assistant Professors Cleary, Kang, Pandit, Smallegan, Steward

Department of Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/engineering/ce/index.html

Civil Engineering involves the design and construction of systems necessary for our modern society to function. It encompasses many technical specialties whose focus is the design of large, normally one-of-a-kind, facilities such as bridges, buildings, tunnels, highways, dams, waterways, airports, flood control systems, coastal protection systems, water supply networks, and waste treatment plants. As our society expands, challenging opportunities will continue to be available for Civil Engineers practicing in their own private firms, in large companies, or in governmental agencies.

BSCE Program Educational Objectives:

The educational objectives of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program are that, within a few years of program completion, graduates will have used the knowledge and skills gain through academic preparation and post-graduation experience so they have:

  1. Advanced in the civil engineering profession, obtained professional licensure, and applied engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills to multi-disciplinary projects.
  2. Incorporated economic, environmental, social, regulatory, constructability, and sustainability considerations into the practice of civil engineering.
  3. Exhibited effective communication, teamwork, leadership, initiative, project management, and professional and ethical behavior as complements to technical competence.
  4. Continued their technical and professional development, which may include graduate level education, continuing education, and participation in professional organizations.

BSCE Student Outcomes:

By the time of graduation from the Civil Engineering Program, students should attain the following outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. An appreciation of the unique concerns regarding safety when working with electrical and computer systems.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The curriculum builds on a strong base in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering sciences, and humanities developed primarily during the freshman and sophomore years. During the junior year, students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of each area of Civil Engineering. The specialty areas include:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources and Coastal Engineering

The senior year focuses on design, construction practices, and the integration of more advanced knowledge in civil engineering. A comprehensive project with students participating in a design team prepares them to enter professional practice.
Satisfactory completion of the program outlined below leads to a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Students must also comply with the College of Engineering Requirements for a Degree which is covered in this Bulletin under College of Engineering.

Degrees, Minors, or Certificates

Faculty Listing

Civil, Coastal, and Environmental Engineering Faculty
Cleary, John C. Civil Engineering Assistant Professor BSCE, Cleveland State University
MS, Cleveland State University
PHD, Case Western Reserve U
Cloutier, Robert J. General Engineering Professor BS, United States Naval Academy
MBA, Eastern University
PHD, Stevens Inst of Technology
Islam, Samantha Civil Engineering Associate Professor BS, Bangladesh Univ of Engineer
MS, Purdue University-Main Campus
PHD, Purdue University-Main Campus
Kang, Min W. Civil Engineering Assistant Professor BS, Hanyang University
MS, Hanyang University
MS, University of Maryland-Cllg Pk
PHD, University of Maryland-Cllg Pk
Laier, James E. Civil Engineering Associate Professor BSCE, Citadel Military Col of S Caro
MSCE, West Virginia University
PHD, University of Florida
Lester, Henry D. General Engineering Assistant Professor BS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U
MS, University of Arkansas- Fayett
MSCE, University of Alabama
MS, University of Alabama
PHD, University of Alabama
Omar, Husam A. Civil Engineering Associate Professor BS, University of Texas- Arlington
MS, University of Texas- Arlington
PHD, Univ of Manitoba
Pandit, Arka Civil Engineering Assistant Professor BE, Bengal Engineering and Sci Uni
MS, University of Mass-Dartmouth
PHD, Georgia Inst of Tech - Main
Smallegan, Stephanie M. Civil Engineering Assistant Professor BSCE, Georgia Inst of Tech - Main
MSCE, Georgia Inst of Tech - Main
PHD, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and
Steward, Eric J. Civil Engineering Assistant Professor BS, University of CO- Colorado Sp
MS, Louisiana Tech University
PHD, Louisiana Tech University
Webb, Bret M. Civil Engineering Associate Professor BS, University of Florida
MS, University of Florida
PHD, University of Florida
White, Kevin D. Civil Engineering Professor BS, Louisiana State University
ME, Louisiana State University
PHD, Virginia Polytechnic Inst and