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Civil Engineering and Technology Department

Michael Kupferman, Chair
Annex South Room 101C
617-989-4175

Faculty

Professors

  • John W. Duggan, Ph.D., P.E.
  • Francis J. Hopcroft, P.E.
  • Michael Kupferman, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professors

  • Lawrence Decker, P.E.
  • Cornelia Demers-Sborov, Ph.D., P.E.
  • James Lambrechts, P.E.
  • Henderson W. Prritchard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

  • Gautham Das, Ph.D.
  • Michael Davidson, P.E.

Department Vision and Mission Statement

The Civil Engineering Technology (BCET) program provides students with the background to apply a practical approach to everyday problems. The technical skills developed include surveying, laboratory and field testing, and the use of computers for analysis, drafting, and design. In addition, the program offers co-op work semesters where junior and senior students alternate semesters of practical ?hands on? work experience with academic semesters. Career opportunities for the civil engineering technologist are varied and challenging. They include working for engineering consulting companies, construction firms, public authorities, state and federal governments, municipalities, architectural, and surveying companies.

The mission of the Civil Engineering Technology (BCET) program is to provide a high quality undergraduate education that prepares graduates with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes to successfully begin a career designing and constructing in the built environment and continue to grow professionally and personally throughout their career.

To accomplish this mission, the Department has established the following program goals to prepare students for professional and personal success in the built environment so they may

  • Identify and solve technical problems as members and leaders of the design-build team
  • Understand and incorporate the social, political, and economic aspects of technical problems in their solutions
  • Recognize and understand their professional and personal obligations in society
  • Pursue lifelong learning and professional development

Degree Programs

Civil Engineering: Leading to the Bachelor of Science degree

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CHEM380 Engineering Chemistry 3 2 4
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
CIVE105 Intro to Civil Engineering 2 2 3
CIVE110 Trends Shaping the Future 2 2 3
MATH285 Engineering Calculus I 4 0 4
Total 15 6 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
CIVE170 CAD in Civil Engineering 2 2 3
CIVE150 Intro to Civil Engineering Design 2 2 3
PHYS310 Engineering Physics I 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH295 Engineering Calculus II 4 0 4
Total 14 6 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
MATH515 Multivariable Calculus 4 0 4
CIVE205 Statics and Mechanics of Materials I 2 2 3
CIVE220 Intro to Geomatics 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
PHYS320 Engineering Physics II 3 2 4
Total 14 6 17
Spring Semester Course R L C
MATH625 Differential Equations 4 0 4
CIVE255 Statics & Mechanics of Materials II 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment 0 0 0
CIVE240 Civil Engineering Materials 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Science Elective - - 3
Total - - 16
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

Note: Prior to entering junior year courses, students must have completed all prerequisite courses above or have received permission from the department to enroll in upper-level courses.

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CIVEXXX Fluid Mechanics 2 2 3
CIVEXXX Soil Mechanics 2 2 3
CIVEXXX Structural Analysis 2 2 3
CIVEXXX Environmental Engineering 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Civil Engineering Elective 2 2 3
Total 10 10 15
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
CIVEXXX Hydraulic Engineering 2 2 3
MATH505 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 4 0 4
CIVEXXX Highway Engineering 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Civil Engineering Elective 2 2 3
Total 14 6 17

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
CIVEXXX Civil Engineering Design Projects 2 2 3
MGMT510 Engineering Economy 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Civil Engineering Elective/Graduate CE Elective 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Civile Engineering Elective 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
Total 13 6 16
Summer Semester Course R L C
CIVEXXX Civil Engineering Capstone Design 1 6 4
COMM400 Technical Communications 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Civil Engineering Elective/Graduate CE Elective 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
ELECTIVE Management Elective 3 0 3
Total 13 8 17

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1Courses selected with the Faculty Advisor as necessary to complement and to broaden the student's background.

Civil Engineering Technology: Leading to the Bachelor of Science degree

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CCEV113 Life in the Construction Lane 0 4 2
CCEV136 Building Construction 3 2 4
CHEM120 Chemistry for the Built Environment 3 2 4
ENGL100 English I 4 0 4
MATH205 College Mathematics I 4 0 4
Total 14 8 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
CCEV118 Construction Graphics 1 4 3
CCEV206 Heavy Construction 3 2 4
ENGL115 English II 3 0 3
MATH250 Precalculus 4 0 4
PHYS210 College Physics I 3 2 4
Total

14

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18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CCEV202 Surveying for Civil Engineering Technology 2 4 4
CCEV210 Structural Mechanics I 3 2 4
COMM400 Technical Communication 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
MATH280 Calculus I 4 0 4
Total 15 6 18
Spring Semester Course R L C
ELECTIVE Lower Level Social Science Elective 3 0 3
CCEV310 Structural Mechanics II 2 2 3
CCEV360 Materials Testing and Quality Control 2 4 4
CCEV405 Dynamics 3 0 3
ENGL350 Writing Competency Assessment 0 0 0
MATH290 Calculus II 4 0 4
Total 14 6 17
Summer Semester Course R L C
COOP300 Pre-Cooperative Work Term (Optional) 0

Junior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
CCEV472 Structural Analysis 3 2 4
CCEV480 Soil Mechanics 3 2 4
CCEV440 Applied Fluid Mechanics 3 2 4
CCEV350 Env. Topics for Design & Const. 3 0 3
MATH495 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations OR
MATH510 Calculus III1 4 0 4
Total 16 6 19
Spring Semester Course R L C
COOP 400 Co-op Work Semester I 0
Summer Semester Course R L C
CCEV455 Hydraulic Design 3 2 4
ELECTIVE Technical Elective II - - 3 or 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
CCEV510 Structural Steel Design 2 2 3
Total - - 14 or 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Course R L C
COOP600 Co-op Work Semester II 0
Spring Semester Course R L C
CCEV460 Highway and Pavement Design 2 4 4
CCEV585 Reinforced Concrete Design 2 2 3
CCEV340 Water and Wastewater Treatment 2 2 3
ELECTIVE Technical Elective I - - 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
Total - - 18
Summer Semester Course R L C
CCEV660 Senior Design 0 8 4
ELECTIVE Upper Level Humanities or Social Science Elective* 4 0 4
CCEV630 Professional Practice 3 0 3
ELECTIVE Technical Elective II - - 3 or 4

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

*Please refer to the upper level humanities/social science elective requirement.

1 Students who take MATH510 Calculus III must take MATH620 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations as one of their Technical Electives.

Elective I (Spring):

  • CCEV555 Foundation Design and Construction
  • CCEV575 Municipal Planning
  • MATH620 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations I

Elective II (Summer):

  • CCEV417 Design for the Environment
  • CCEV562 Earthwork and Construction
  • CCEV215 Water Resources Design Management
  • MATH620 Applied Calculus and Differential Equations I

Electives will only be offered if there is sufficient student interest and enrollment.

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