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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
CIVIL ENGINEERING
IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Ben Streetman of the Cockrell School of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on April 23, 2007, and the dean approved the changes on September 10, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 24, 2007, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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 an 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 November 5, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 30, 2007. 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 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
A new, required one-hour course has been added to the curriculum. The course will address the following topics:
Professional licensure in Texas
Professional code of conduct
Engineering Ethics – principles, practice, and case studies
Legal aspects of professional engineering practice
Business aspects of professional engineering practice
Balancing the demands of engineering, science, policy, law, and business in engineering projects
Challenges associated with large/international/interdisciplinary projects
Leadership Future trends in civil and environmental engineering practice, education, and research

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 161-164.

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
Based on feedback from practicing engineers (through EBI surveys, informal discussion, and meetings with the External Advisory Committee) and because of new ABET requirements that are strongly supported by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the faculty in the CAEE Department were concerned that our students did not receive sufficient exposure to the topics listed above. Consequently, it was felt that a course specifically devoted to these issues should be introduced to the curriculum.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. N/A.

Person Communicated With: N/A
Date of communication: N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
Yes, the required number of hours for a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering will increase by one, giving a total of 125 hours. This total is still equal to or less than the total number of hours required by all other B.S. degrees in engineering offered at UT.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: April 11, 2007
College: yes Date: April 23, 2007
Dean: yes Date: September 10, 2007


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