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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
CIVIL ENGINEERING IN
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008


Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the proposed changes on October 24, 2005, and November 3, 2005. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on November 15, 2005. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on April 19, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on April 20, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on May 1, 2006, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on May 8, 2006.

Greninger signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on May 1, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
CIVIL ENGINEERING IN
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008


On pages 160-162, under the heading DEGREES, in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

{no changes to introductory paragraphs}

CURRICULUM

Course requirements are divided into three categories: basic sequence courses, major sequence courses, and other required courses. Enrollment in major sequence courses is restricted to students who have received credit for all of the basic sequence courses and have been admitted to the major sequence by the College of Engineering Admissions Committee. (Requirements for admission to a major sequence are given on pages 134-135.) Enrollment in other required courses is not restricted by completion of the basic sequence.

Courses used to fulfill technical and nontechnical elective requirements must be approved by the civil engineering faculty before the student enrolls in them. Courses that fulfill the social science and fine arts/humanities requirements are listed on pages 142-143.

COURSES

SEMESTER
 HOURS


Basic Sequence Courses
Chemistry 301, 302, Civil Engineering 301, 311K, 311S, 314K, 319F, Engineering Mechanics 306, [311,] 311M, 319, Mathematics 408C, 408D, Mechanical Engineering 210, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N,
Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 306
51
Major Sequence Courses
  Base level courses: Architectural Engineering 323K, Civil Engineering 321, 329, 341, 356, 357
18
  Civil Engineering 333T
3
  Level I electives
15
  Level II elective
3

Other Required Courses

  [Electrical Engineering 331,] English 316K, Mathematics 427K,
[13] 10
  Mechanical Engineering 320
6
  American government, including Texas government
6
  American history
3
  Approved fine arts or humanities elective
3
  Approved social science elective
3
  Approved [mathematics/science] mathematics or science elective
3
Approved mathematics, science, or engineering science elective
3
MINIMUM REQUIRED
124


RATIONALE: (Deletion of EE 331) This change comes as a result of several years of internal discussion within the department’s curriculum committee and general faculty meetings. Since this course is an engineering science course, it would be best if it were listed among a broader range of engineering science courses from which students may choose.

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LEVEL I AND LEVEL II ELECTIVES

The civil engineering curriculum does not require the student to declare a specific technical area option. However, for the guidance of students with particular interests, level I electives in civil engineering are listed in areas of specialization. The fifteen semester hours of level I electives must be chosen from the following civil engineering and architectural engineering courses; in special cases, with the written permission of the department chair, this requirement may be relaxed, provided the student demonstrates in advance that the courses to be substituted for civil engineering or architectural engineering courses are part of a consistent educational plan. To provide a broad general background, at least one technical elective from each of three different areas of specialization must be included in each student’s program.

To assure a background in design, each student must take at least one technical area option level II elective. Level II electives may be substituted for technical area option level I electives, but the requirement of at least one technical elective from each of three different areas of specialization still applies.
The following lists reflect current course offerings and are subject to change by the faculty. Current lists are available in the departmental undergraduate office.

LEVEL I ELECTIVES

Construction Engineering and Project Management

Architectural Engineering 350, Advanced CAD Procedures
Architectural Engineering 358, Cost Estimating in Building Construction
Architectural Engineering 366, Contracts, Liability, and Ethics
[Civil Engineering 352, Civil Engineering Measurements]

Construction Materials

Civil Engineering 351, Concrete Materials
Civil Engineering 366K, Design of Bituminous Mixtures


Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering 342, Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering
Civil Engineering 346, Solid Waste Engineering and Management
Civil Engineering 346K, Hazardous Waste Management
Civil Engineering 369L, Air Pollution Engineering
Civil Engineering 370K, Environmental Sampling and Analysis

Geotechnical Engineering

Civil Engineering 375, Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures

Structures

Architectural Engineering 345K, Masonry Engineering
Architectural Engineering 362L, Structural Design in Wood
Civil Engineering 331, Reinforced Concrete Design
Civil Engineering 335, Elements of Steel Design
Civil Engineering 363, Advanced Structural Analysis

[Mechanics and Materials]

[Civil Engineering 351, Concrete Materials]
[Civil Engineering 366K, Design of Bituminous Mixtures
]


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[Civil Engineering 366M, Modern Pavement Materials]

Transportation

Civil Engineering 367P, Pavement Design and Performance
Civil Engineering 367T, Traffic Engineering

Water Resources

Civil Engineering 358, Introductory Ocean Engineering
Civil Engineering 374K, Hydrology
Civil Engineering 374L, Groundwater Hydraulics

LEVEL II ELECTIVES (DESIGN)

[Civil Engineering 378D, Integrated Design]

Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering 364, Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities

Geotechnical Engineering

Civil Engineering 360K, Foundation Engineering

Structures

Civil Engineering 362M, Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
Civil Engineering 362N, Advanced Steel Design

Transportation

Civil Engineering 367, Highway Engineering
Civil Engineering 376, Airport Design

Water Resources

Civil Engineering 365K, Hydraulic Engineering Design


RATIONALE: (Deletion of some Level I and Level II elective courses) These courses were eliminated from the list since they have been inactive for many years and are no longer taught.