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1 Welcome to Civil and Environmental Engineering

2 Dr. Norman Folmar P.E. Director of Undergraduate Programs 206 B Sackett Heather Hamby Undergraduate Programs Assistant 218 Sackett

3 Student Handbook Overview of student handbook Overview of student handbook 1. Familiarize you with the department (faculty) 2. Provide a central source of information 3. Guide you through degree requirements emics.html emics.html emics.html emics.html Civil and Environmental Engineering home page

4 CE Disciplines Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering Structural Engineering Structural Engineering Transportation Engineering Transportation Engineering Water Resources Engineering Water Resources Engineering Surveying Surveying Descriptions in Handbook

5 Overview of Curriculum Take a course in each of the disciplines Take a course in each of the disciplines Then begin to focus with CE/technical electives Then begin to focus with CE/technical electives Finalizing with a capstone course in your area of interest Finalizing with a capstone course in your area of interest This doesn’t limit your career! This doesn’t limit your career!

6 Read the fine print

7 Tech. Elec. That can be taken

8 Degree Requirements General Education – AHS and US/IL requirements General Education – AHS and US/IL requirements C or better requirements for certain courses C or better requirements for certain courses GPA of 2.00 or better GPA of 2.00 or better 3 credits of writing intensive course – fulfilled with capstone course – CE 4XXW 3 credits of writing intensive course – fulfilled with capstone course – CE 4XXW

9 Read the fine print

10 Recommended Course Programs Each discipline has a recommended course program shown in the handbook Each discipline has a recommended course program shown in the handbook

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12 Recommended Course Programs Each discipline has a recommended course program shown in the handbook Each discipline has a recommended course program shown in the handbook These are recommended and not “set in stone” These are recommended and not “set in stone” Other courses may be substituted to meet your interests Other courses may be substituted to meet your interests

13 Course Offerings Course number Course number Course name Course name Description Description Semesters offered Semesters offered Prerequisites Prerequisites

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15 Course Offerings Course number Course number Course name Course name Description Description Semesters offered Semesters offered Prerequisites Prerequisites Look these over and work out a schedule for the upcoming semesters

16 Advising Your advisor is listed on your eLion degree audit Your advisor is listed on your eLion degree audit Set up meeting or visit during office hours Set up meeting or visit during office hours Advisors have 20 or more advisees and many other responsibilities Advisors have 20 or more advisees and many other responsibilities Come prepared with questions and printed audit and handbook page if needed – Read handbook before setting up a meeting with your advisor Come prepared with questions and printed audit and handbook page if needed – Read handbook before setting up a meeting with your advisor It is your responsibility to ensure that all graduation requirements are met It is your responsibility to ensure that all graduation requirements are met

17 Degree Audits Used to track process toward degree completion Used to track process toward degree completion They show where you are lacking a requirement They show where you are lacking a requirement Can be obtained from eLion Can be obtained from eLion Explanation of degree audit can be found on the registrar’s web page Explanation of degree audit can be found on the registrar’s web page LOOK AT YOUR AUDIT!!!! LOOK AT YOUR AUDIT!!!!

18 Petitions To make adjustments to degree audit To make adjustments to degree audit Make sure that transfer credits, AP credits, etc. show on the audits Make sure that transfer credits, AP credits, etc. show on the audits Petitions must be submitted prior to the semester that you activate your intent to graduate Petitions must be submitted prior to the semester that you activate your intent to graduate Forms can be picked up in 218 Sackett or Forms can be picked up in 218 Sackett or

19 Minors and Certificates

20 Other Co-op program – 3 rotations, graduating with experience Co-op program – 3 rotations, graduating with experience Study abroad (University of Leeds – Leeds, England) – See webpage for other details Study abroad (University of Leeds – Leeds, England) – See webpage for other details Courses at other institutions for equivalent or can petition Courses at other institutions for equivalent or can petition

21 Other Undergraduate teaching intern program – help faculty by presenting a lecture, grading papers, conducting help sessions, and being available to answer questions. If interested see Heather Undergraduate teaching intern program – help faculty by presenting a lecture, grading papers, conducting help sessions, and being available to answer questions. If interested see Heather Scholarships – enter competition for a departmental scholarship. More information on department’s web page Scholarships – enter competition for a departmental scholarship. More information on department’s web page

22 Other Internships – gain experience, obtain knowledge of a discipline Internships – gain experience, obtain knowledge of a discipline Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam – taken fall\spring of senior year. First step to professional registration. Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam – taken fall\spring of senior year. First step to professional registration. Graduate school – discuss with advisor – Chi Epsilon holds a interest session every year Graduate school – discuss with advisor – Chi Epsilon holds a interest session every year

23 To do list Review handbook Review handbook Review Audit for Gen. Ed. Courses and become familiar with Audit Review Audit for Gen. Ed. Courses and become familiar with Audit Choose a couple areas of interest, see which classes you want to take, check pre-requisites and semester offerings, develop a schedule for remaining semesters Choose a couple areas of interest, see which classes you want to take, check pre-requisites and semester offerings, develop a schedule for remaining semesters Read your …anything from Heather or me is going to be important Read your …anything from Heather or me is going to be important

24 Organizations American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) American Concrete Institute (ACI) American Concrete Institute (ACI) Chi Epsilon Chi Epsilon Several others Several others


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