Presentation on theme: "1 Proposed Curriculum Changes in the Civil Engineering Program Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE Chair and Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering."— Presentation transcript:
1 Proposed Curriculum Changes in the Civil Engineering Program Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE Chair and Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering California State University, Chico Proposed Curriculum Changes in the Civil Engineering Program Curt B. Haselton, PhD, PE Chair and Associate Professor Department of Civil Engineering California State University, Chico
2 Purpose Purpose of this Presentation: Just for fun, since I do not get to teach any classes this semester… To explain the recent CIVL curriculum revision. To explain how this affects you and what classes you take.
3 Goals of CIVL Curriculum Revision Revise curriculum to: Play to the strengths of the current faculty. Improve it and strengthen the courses for each of the sub- disciplines. Reduce units by four (this is being done in all Departments of the College, to weather the budget storm). Meet ABET need for senior capstone.
4 CE Freshman Year: Original
5 CE Freshman Year: Proposed
6 CE Freshman Year: Comparison CIVL 110/131: Combine into CIVL 140 Professor Scolaro saw synergy between course content. CIVL 101: New Intro. To CE Course. CIVL 175: Create a new GE Current NSCI 102 does not meet needs of CIVL students. **Opportunity to get into the GE Sustainability Pathway.
7 CE Sophomore Year: Original
8 CE Sophomore Year: Proposed
9 CE Sophomore Year: Comparison CIVL 205: Increase to 3-units. Strengthen the programming content in the course and add Matlab.
10 CE Junior Year: Original
11 CE Junior Year: Proposed
12 CE Junior Year: Comparison EECE 211: Remove from CE curriculum Only ½ of CE programs surveyed require Circuits. Students get some content in PHYS 204B. CIVL 461: See senior year. CIVL 302: Recreate class - “Engineering Risk and Economic Analysis.”
13 CE Junior Year: Comparison CIVL 312: We love this class, but this was the “sacrificial lamb” to support the other curriculum improvements (i.e. adding CIVL 175 and 461).
14 CE Senior Year: Original
15 CE Senior Year: Proposed
16 CE Senior Year: Comparison CIVL 461: Create a new CE hydraulics course (shown later) Important CE topic; play to strengths of current faculty (Mehl). CIVL 402 turned into a Senior Capstone Design Experience (CIVL 595): Take the combination of two courses with a common comprehensive design project. Explain… Free elective: Removed. We are engineers….
17 How Does this Affect What Classes I Take? The approach is as follows: You pick either Plan A (the old plan) or Plan B (the new plan). You have allowable substitutions that are pre-approved by the CE faculty for whatever plan you choose (to be discussed now). The substitutions cover the transition period where we are phasing out the old courses and phasing in the new courses.
18 Courses Phasing in and Out Fall 2011: CIVL 175 introduced CIVL 205 and 302 updated CIVL 110 and 312 no longer offered Spring 2012: CIVL 140 introduced CIVL 402 transitioned to CIVL 595 Fall 2012: CIVL 101 introduced CIVL 461 introduced
19 Pre-Approved Course Substitutions These are a bit confusing. Once you pick Plan A or Plan B, then you can use the pre-approved substitutions as you like. Plan A:
20 Pre-Approved Course Substitutions These are a bit confusing. Once you pick Plan A or Plan B, then you can use the pre-approved substitutions as you like. Plan B:
21 Some Suggestions for You Take advantage of the new curriculum as much as you can. Take CIVL 175 instead of NSCI 102. Take something in place of Circuits. When the new GE is introduced in Fall 2012, take advantage of what the College of Engineering is doing in the Sustainability Pathway. Explain… Meet personally with your academic advisor if you have any specific questions (or ask them today!). The one- on-one meeting is not required this year, but is still a good idea.
22 Some Notes This new curriculum is proposed (not yet formally approved) and may undergo some minor changes in the future. The course matrix will be updated slightly before being posted (order of courses) and may have some affected on the order of CE electives being offered (heads-up). Advising materials will be posted on the CE website once they are all finalized. Graduation clearance form: Now use the Degree Progress Report on your Portal.
23 Upcoming Events CE Madison Bear night – Date TBD CE Student BBQ – Date TBD
24 Graduate School Think about the possibility of graduate school. Question: How will you be different from others in your field in 2030?
25 Questions? Suggestions? Question about all of this? Some student here to help also. Suggestions regarding CE Department? Please let me know (today or come by my office)!