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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING IN THE
COCKRELL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Gregory Fenves 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, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college approved the changes on September 9, 2009, and the dean approved the changes on August 27, 2009. 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 December 2, 2009, 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 for 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 February 17, 2010.



Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on February 12, 2010.


CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING IN THE
COCKRELL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
The current Civil Engineering degree plan requires both EM 311M, Dynamics (3 hr), and ME 320, Applied Thermodynamics (3 hr) [total 6 hr]. This will be changed to: EM 311M, Dynamics or ME 320, Applied Thermodynamics [total 3 hr]

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. pages 176-178

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
The University mandated that UGS 302 or 303, First-Year Signature Course, be added to the curriculum without increasing the total hours. In the 2008-10 curriculum, students were required to take two, engineering science courses (EM 311M and ME 320). In the 2010-12 curriculum, students will be required to take either of the courses (EM 311M or ME 320). The Curriculum Committee met to discuss options and made recommendations. Faculty meetings were held and faculty approved the change; however, the faculty would have preferred to increase the total hours to accommodate the first-year signature course.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No, this does not impact other colleges/schools. The impact on the other engineering departments offering these courses may be a decreased enrollment.

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

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain. No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain. Yes, it reflects the changes to the new University core curriculum.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department Approval Date: March 30, 2009
College Approval Date: September 9, 2009
Dean Approval Date: August 27, 2009

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.