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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin
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  Jan 20, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Civil Engineering, B.S.E.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • Students will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Students will demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  • Students will demonstrate a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  • Students will demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.

Degree Requirements (129-141 hours)

  1. Carolina Core (34-46 hours)
  2. Other General Requirements (17 hours)
  3. Lower Division Engineering (18 hours)
  4. Civil Engineering Major (25 hours)
  5. Electives (35 hours)

1. Carolina Core (34-46 hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (8 hours)


AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for AIU

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 Hours)


  • Score two or better on foreign language placement test; or complete the 109 and 110 courses in FREN, GERM, LATN or SPAN; or complete the 121 course in another foreign language.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GHS

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding - Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved Carolina Core course for GSS

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (3 Hours)


Choose from:

VSR: Values, Ethics and Social Responsibility (0-3 hours)


Choose from:

    INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours)


    • USC ENGL 102  or any approved overlay or stand-alone Carolina Core INF course

    4. Civil Engineering Majors (26 hours)


    5. Electives (35 hours)


    ECIV Laboratory Courses (2 hours)


    Select two of the following:

      ECIV Distribution Courses (12 hours)


      ECIV distribution includes one course from four of the following five areas:

      • environmental
      • geotechnical
      • structures
      • transportation
      • water resources

      The department maintains lists of courses for each area in the department office and on its website.

      ECIV Electives (12 hours)


      • Four ECIV electives chosen from additional ECIV courses numbered 300 and above.

      Engineering, Science, or Mathematics (ESM) Electives (9 hours)


      Choose from a list of acceptable engineering, science and mathematics elective courses that is maintained in the department office and on its website.

        Academic Standards


        Entrance Requirements

        See College of Engineering and Computing  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.

        Minimum Course Grades

        The Civil Engineering B.S.E. program requires that a grade of “C” or better be earned in each of the following courses: ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , CHEM 111 , PHYS 211 , ECIV 200 , ECIV 201 , and ECIV 220 .

        Progression Requirements

        Progression requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing  section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, Lower Division Courses for the Civil Engineering B.S.E. program consist of: ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , MATH 141 , MATH 142 , MATH 241 , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , CHEM 112 , CHEM 112L , PHYS 211 , PHYS 211L , PHYS 212 , PHYS 212L , and all Lower Division Engineering courses. Upper Division Courses for the Civil Engineering B.S.E. program consist of all ECIV courses number 300 and above, except ECIV 360 .

        Major GPA

        Major GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing  section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Major GPA for the Civil Engineering B.S.E. program: all Lower Division Engineering courses, all Civil Engineering Major courses, and all courses used to satisfy a ECIV Laboratory Elective, ECIV Distribution Elective, and ECIV Elective.

        Professional Development Requirement

        This requirement is satisfied by completing one or more program-accepted Carolina Core courses for CMS and VSR, by ENGL 462 , ENGL 463 , PHIL 323 , PHIL 324 , or SPCH 230 .

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