HANDBOOK

STUDENT

2010-2012

4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Welcome from the Chair 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mission & Vision Statement 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Information 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Faculty Biographical Information 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nuclear Engineering Faculty 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Undergraduate Handbook 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Degree Requirements 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Education Requirement 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pre-Civil Engineering Status 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intermediate Status 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Computer Requirement 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Status 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Science Requirement 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Electives 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GPA & Course Grade Requirements 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Recommended Coursework Hours 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advanced Placement (A .P .) Examination Credit 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fundamentals of Engineering (F .E .) Examination 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transfer Students 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard Transfer Exceptions 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Advising 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Articulation Agreement 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Petitions 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E-Leap 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Honors in Engineering 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fastrax 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduation Guarantee 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scholarships 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduate Level Courses 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grade Check-off for Program Requirements 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Applying for Graduation 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Flowchart 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduate Handbook 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduate Degrees in Civil Engineering 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Admission 31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Minimum Course Requirements 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Non-Matriculated Students 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Financial Assistance 32 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . International Students 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Language Proficiency 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continuous Enrollment/ Residency 33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transfer of Graduate Credit, Credit Limitations 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduate Advisor and Supervisory Committee 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Curriculum Development Plan 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grades and Probationary Status 34 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Applying for Graduation 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Master of Science 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Required Courses 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Admission to Candidacy 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Comprehensive Exam 37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timeline 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Degree Layout 41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doctor of Philosophy 41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overview 41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coursework 41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Qualifying Examination 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Research Proposal 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program of Study 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dissertation 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Presentation, Examination, and Defense 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PhD Requirements for Candidates without a Master’s Degree 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Timeline 45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Degree Layout 46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Utah Nuclear Engineering Program 52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department Courses

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Welcome to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CvEEN) at the University of Utah. This is an exciting time for CvEEN . Graduates in Civil and Environmental Engineering are in high demand and the University of Utah is expanding its offerings and expertise . As you consider, or progress, in Civil and Environmental Engineering this handbook will be a resource necessary for the completion of a degree . The pages of this handbook provide you with the U of U offerings in CvEEN and the policies and procedures that allow you to earn a degree . You will find contact and biographical information on our faculty, as well as web connections to other major resources . Keep this book on your desk as a resource guide to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah . If you are just now considering a career in CvEEN you should note that the Department is ideal for students with both a sustainable vision of the world and analytic skills . As engineers develop in their careers they will be challenged to imagine new ways to responsibly support the needs of business, industry, public agencies, and nations . They will be innovative to conserve natural resources, create energy efficient systems and integrate large structures into the natural environment . Students entering these fields have opportunities to share a classroom with bright women and men that want to change the world by: • Designing and building the next urban center or landmark bridge • Bringing clean drinking water to millions throughout the world • Working to clean up the nations’ air, water and polluted industrial sites • Designing and constructing more efficient transportation systems • Addressing societies most enduring infrastructure challenges • Protecting people and goods from earthquakes and natural disasters • Providing protection for the environment and natural resources • Designing the next generation of nuclear facilities

WELCOME
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Civil and Environmental Engineers are pushing the envelopes of applied science to build a more sustainable future for the world . Engineering graduates are trained to work in diverse teams with multiple disciplines and creative talents. With a demand for more than 20,000 Civil and Environmental Engineers in the coming decade, these challenging careers put civil & environmental engineers among the most stable and highly compensated professionals in the world . At the University of Utah, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering boasts one of the nation’s most rapidly growing departments and a large diverse faculty . “U” Engineers are trained in professional communications, engineering design, project management and their technical discipline with opportunities to seek advanced degrees in engineering, law, business or medicine . The Department and local industry offer paid internships, scholarships and employment opportunities to more than 80 percent of CvEEN students; helping to defray the cost of tuition and living expenses for its top students while giving them opportunities to gain professional experience.. Welcome to Civil & Environmental Engineering!

Paul J. Tikalsky Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Utah

Vision Statement
Pursuit of excellence in preparing engineers to provide innovative solutions to the world’s challenges in sustaining the environment and the infrastructure .

Mission Statement
Provide high quality education in engineering and leadership, life-long learning opportunities, and innovation for the benefit of the State of Utah and the world .

Martin and handles the administrative duties for the Utah Traffic Lab .edu Janice Sherwood Administrative Officer Administers finances.5860 E-mail: dlhansen@eng .utah . Arranges appointments for Dr .utah . Assigns academic advisors .edu Amanda May Academic Program Specialist Main contact for students .utah .5477 E-mail: sherwood@civil .581 .581 .5477 E-mail: amandam@civil .utah . 211 CME Phone: 801 . scholarships.581 .5477 E-mail: pannier@civil .585 . and oversees the other administrative functions of the Department .585 . employment & internship opportunities for students. payroll and human resources for the Department .581 . Maintains student academic records and admissions applications for Undergraduate and Graduate Students .585 .585 .585 .6931 Fax: 801 .utah .6878 Fax: 801 . 2012 MCE Phone: 801 . 2003 MCE Phone: 801 . Faculty / Staff 2135A MCE Phone: 801 . Student Advisory Committee to the Chair.7057 Fax: 801 .edu 6 CVEEN STAFF . Administers procedures related to the undergraduate and graduate programs . Oversees Department-wide safety efforts.edu Diana Hanson Executive Secretary Secretary for the Utah Traffic Lab.Mark Bryant Department Technician and Safety Officer Maintains all student labs and assists faculty with their research labs .6933 Fax: 801 . Coordinates the Tuition Benefit Program. reports injuries and supervises student lab employees .5477 E-mail: bryant@civil .edu 2008 MCE Phone: 801 . Works with student groups. Works on all publications and plans Department events through the year .6192 Fax: 801 . Tiffany Pannier Administrative Program Coordinator Coordinates recruiting & outreach activities with the College of Engineering & local schools.585 .

. risk assessment. transportation engineering.7726 bartlett@civil . endocrine disruption.E. 2044 MCE 801 .edu Steven Burian. 2032 MCE 801 . S. water-energy-climateecological interdependencies.E.edu 2062 MCE 801 . Computer aided analysis and design . Otakuye Conroy Assistant Professor Ph .D .. emerging contaminants. 1989. Janice J. soil improvement . soil dynamics.D. analytical chemistry.utah . Steel structures with an emphasis on connection using full-scale testing and finite element modeling. P.D .edu FACULTY CVEEN Faculty / Staff 7 .utah . University of Alabama . University of Arizona .1128 otakuye .E. and urban impacts on the water cycle . Geotechnical engineering.585 . Research interests include water and wastewater treatment. 1999. Associate Professor Ph.3155 jchambers@civil . Associate Professor Ph . sustainable urban water engineering. Brigham Young University .587 .conroy@utah . Bartlett. 2006. P. liquefaction. and metal and drug resistant bacteria .edu 2022 MCE 801 . earthquake engineering.5721 burian@eng .E.. P. geo-environmental engineering. Sustainable and secure urban systems planning and engineering ..581 .D . University of Colorado-Boulder..585 . site characterization. Focus research areas include green infrastructure systems and stormwater management. watershed and flood modeling.utah .Steven F. Chambers. instrumentation. Associate Professor Ph . Reliability engineering. 1992.

Charles (Torch) Elliott. Luis Ibara. 1993. process for petroleum/energy applications .D . anoxic biological nutrient removal.. Structural engineering.” 2064 MCE 801 .D . and wear-especially fretting fatigue. heterotrophic microorganisms. EBPR biochemical models.utah . diversity of ammonia oxidizers and denitrifies. Stanford University .587 .edu 2068 MCE 801 . corrosion.E.581 . Professor Ph . degradation of estrogens in wastewater treatment processes. Aging aircraft issues . P. P.E. Andy Hong. Sludge minimization.6110 rgoel@civil .edu Ramesh Goel Assistant Professor Ph . University of South Carolina . 1988..utah . and aging effects on structural performance .E. Research Assistant Professor Ph . University of Utah . Mechanical engineering issues related to the time based failure modes of fatigue.D .7232 hong@civil .edu 2024 MCE Please see the Department website for specific contact information Faculty / Staff 8 FACULTY CVEEN . P.581 . anammox process.D . remediation technologies for organic and heavy metal contaminants in soil.. 2003.utah . 2016 MCE 801 . Wastewater treatment and reuse. 2004. in situ bioremediation .9016 elliott@eng . microbial diversity in natural systems. California Institute of Technology. sediment and groundwater. performance-based design with emphasis on the collapse limit state. seismic risk assessment.. Assistant Professor Ph .

geo-synthetics . rock mechanics measurements and modeling . P. Johnson.Glenn W. 1992. A focus research area is analysis and engineering of subsurface CO2 sequestration for greenhouse gas reduction and climate change mitigation .E. Peter T.585 . transportation modeling . University of South Carolina .edu Faculty / Staff 9 . numerical modeling of groundwater flow and coupled processes (including coupled stress-strain-fluid flow. chemometrics.D .. environmental forensics. Washington State University .edu Evert Lawton. University of Utah . statistics and data analysis of environmental chemical data and paleontological data. P. coupled reactive transport and fluid flow). Sources.utah .utah . (UK) Professor Ph .585 . EGI 423 Wakara Way 801 . Professor Ph. soil improvement and stabilization. 1986. University of Nottingham.D.6151 gjohnson@egi . Martin..581 . petroleum and energy resources engineering. Intelligent transport systems.D . Geotechnical engineering.. 1996. real-time adaptive traffic control systems. collapsible soils. England .D . dynamic traffic assignment. receptor modeling. P. paleoecology .7961 bmcpherson@utah . 2028 MCE 801 .utah .E. General research areas include groundwater hydrology. fate and transport of persistent organic pollutants. biostratigraphy.581 . Brian McPherson Associate Professor Ph . 1997.G..edu 2137 MCE 801 .edu 2048 MCE 801 .3947 lawton@civil . coupled heat flow-fluid flow.7144 peter@trafficlab . foundation engineering. Research Associate Professor Ph .

585 .edu Greg Nash.. P. University of Utah .7300 christine . evaluation. S. Christine A. focusing on application of remote sensing for vegetation analysis. Seismic design.. EGI 423 Wakara Way 801 . Application of remote sensing and geographic information systems. Colorado State University . Chris Pantelides.D . 2007.D . urban and peri-urban vegetation . EGI 423 Wakara Way 801 .585 . Research Associate Professor Ph . Pomeroy.edu 2042 MCE 801 . P. petroleum.3991 chris@civil . 1996 .E.utah . University of Missouri-Rolla . earthquake engineering and fiber reinforced polymer composite materials . geographic information systems. and 3-D visualization and modeling for geothermal.3889 gnash@egi . Urban water infrastructure. for urban analysis . watershed management.585 . Application of remote sensing. Recently. nonpoint source pollution.5982 bmurphy@egi .. and mineral exploration and tectonic geomorphology .D . and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete building and bridge construction.edu 2113 MCE 801 ... Professor Ph . P.pomeroy@utah . 1987.E.585 . University of Utah.utah . Assistant Professor Ph .E. 1996.utah .D . stormwater best management practices.Elizabeth Murphy Research Assistant Professor Ph .edu Faculty / Staff 10 FACULTY CVEEN . fluvial geomorphology and river mechanics .G.

vibration problems and seismic rehabilitation methodologies .E.E.585-1290 richard . 2115 MCE 801 .D .581 . University of Texas at Austin . behavior of construction materials. 2007.utah . P.D . FACI Professor and Chair Ph . 1971... highway project planning and development.. earthquake engineering and reinforced concrete . Pedro Romero.edu 2131 MCE 801 .7725 romero@civil . non-destructive evaluation of structures.porter@utah .utah . pavement construction and infrastructure management . High performance concrete. 2115 MCE 801 . University of New Mexico . structural dynamics as applied to building systems with emphasis on earthquake engineering. pavement design and rehabilitation.581 .edu Lawrence D. asphalt concrete modeling.587 . Materials testing and characterization. Pennsylvania State University . Associate Professor Ph .D . traffic operations. P..D . highway geometric design..Richard Porter Assistant Professor Ph . Professor Ph .E. Transportation safety.edu 2002 MCE 801 . driver behavior. Paul Tikalsky. applied econometric analysis of transportation data . P. Pennsylvania State University .jon . 1989.6118 reaveley@civil . Structural engineering. 1996.utah . highway and traffic engineering.edu Faculty / Staff 11 .6931 tikalsky@civil . Reaveley. cementitious materials.

Employer: Principal at Dunn Associates . McMullin. Teaches: Masonry/ Timber Design .585 .S . Teaches: Engineering Law . University of Utah .utah . operations research. Faculty / Staff 12 FACULTY CVEEN . Construction Management. distributed computing and communications .D . 1980.6590 zhou@eng . 1969. Tennessee Technological University. Highest Degree: J . SE Adjunct Assistant Professor Highest Degree: BS.. Army Corps of Engineers Officer’s School . 2135 MCE 801 .edu Adjunct Faculty Ken Ament Associate Instructor Paul W. real-time traveler information systems. Employer: President of Construction Control Corporation . 1969. University of Maryland . Honor Graduate. Teaches: Cost Estimating and Proposal Writing. intermodal transportation systems. U . Traffic flow estimation and prediction.Xuesong Zhou Assistant Professor PhD. 2003. Employer: Shareholder in Richards Brandt Miller Nelson. 2004. Craig Coburn Adjunct Associate Professor Highest Degree: PhD. Civil Engineering .

University of Utah . Research Interests: reactor physics. Develop computational methodologies for current and future generation of nuclear applications with emphasis on open architecture tools for rapid design/prototyping of systems that involve radiation transport phenomena including.utah . 2000. fission track analysis .587 .. nuclear energy.3066 choe@nuclear .D .edu 2298 MEB 801 . Director of the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program & Endowed Chair Ph .9696 tatjana .jevremovic@utah . but not limited to.edu Faculty / Staff 13 FACULTY NUCLEAR Faculty / Staff 13 . research reactors. University of Tokyo. medical oncology applications and next generation power reactors .D . dose reconstruction. Japan .587 .. Tatjana Jevremovic Professor. 1993. 1206b MEB 801 . homeland security.Dong-Ok Choe Research Assistant Professor Ph .

edu .HANDBOOK Degree Requirements Students enrolling in the Civil Engineering program should make note of the following Department and degree titles: Department Name: Civil & Environmental Engineering Degree offered: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Minor offered: Nuclear Engineering The Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering is ABET Accredited. and PHYS 2210 (after MATH 1210) . Taking these courses in the years shown will ensure that you have the prerequisites for the following year’s courses . students must take CHEM 1220. Students then select different technical electives and the Professional Practice & Design course to complete their undergraduate programs . or PHYS 2220 . or CHEM 2310. Students must take one additional lab course: PHYS 2215 is recommended but one can take CHEM 1225 or CHEM 2315 . Students should check with their faculty advisors to see which of these options is best for their program . Freshman Year: Fall Semester Course Number MATH 1210 CHEM 1210 † Credit Hours 4 4 1 2 3 3 Course Title Calculus I General Chemistry I General Chemistry Lab I Intro to Civil & Environmental Engineering Social & Ethical Implications of Engineering Intermediate Writing or Advanced Writing for Non-Native speakers of English UNDERGRADUATE CHEM 1215† CVEEN 1000 LEAP 1501 (E-Leap) WRTG 2010 or ESL 1060 Total 17 Freshman Year: Spring Semester Course Number MATH 1220 PHYS 2210† PHYS 2215† LEAP 1500 (E-Leap) CHEM 1220† Credit Hours 4 4 1 3 4 Course Title Calculus II Physics for Scientists & Engineers I Physics for Scientists & Engineers Lab I LEAP Seminar in Humanities for Engineers General Chemistry II Total 16 † Students must take CHEM 1210. All students take the same engineering courses during their freshman. www . civil . All information in this handbook and forms referenced in this document can be found on the Department website. CHEM 1215. sophomore.utah . Additionally. 14 . and part of their junior year . The following is a suggested four-year schedule for the undergraduate degree .

GEOG 3140.Sophomore Year: Fall Semester Course Number MATH 2210 CVEEN 2130 CVEEN 2010 MG EN 2400 MSE 2170†† Credit Hours Course Title 3 4 3 3 1 . * Students. Undergraduate Handbook 15 . & ECE 2200 . or an additional technical elective for this course if they can demonstrate CAD capability with documents that they have created . must be taken .Electrical & Computing Engineering for Civil Engineers. can petition to substitute GOG 3040.5 Calculus III Statistics/ Economics Statics Surveying Elements of Material Science for Civil Engineers Total 14.5 Sophomore Year: Spring Semester Course Number MATH 2250 CVEEN 2140 ME EN 2020 MG EN 1050* CH EN 2300 CS 1000 †† Credit Hours Course Title 4 3 2 2 2 3 ODE & Linear Algebra Strength of Materials Particle Dynamics Technical Communication Thermodynamics Engineering Computing Total 16 †† Two out of these courses: MSE 2170. CH EN 2300.

5 + The seminar series (CVEEN 3000 and CVEEN 4000) may be started during the fall semester of the sophomore year . 16 . must be brought by the student’s faculty advisor before the Undergraduate Committee Approval . with justification.5 3 4 3 3 3 Seminar Structural Load and Analysis Hydraulics Transportation Engineering Environmental Engineering I Technical Communication for Civil Engineers Total 16.Junior Year: Fall Semester Course Number CVEEN 3000+ CVEEN 3210 CVEEN 3410 CVEEN 3520 CVEEN 3610 CVEEN 3100 Credit Hours Course Title 0 . ‡ A student may petition to substitute one 3000 level-technical course in CVEEN with a 3000 level or higher technical course from an allied engineering area of study . Junior Year: Spring Semester Course Number CVEEN 3310 Credit Hours Course Title 4 3 3 Geotechnical Engineering Additional Science Requirement Technical Elective++ Civil Engineering Materials Intellectual Exploration Undergraduate Handbook CVEEN 3510 ‡ 3 3 Total 16 ++ Technical Electives must meet the requirements as stated in the Technical Electives section . The petition.

Spring.in Fall. ^^ Strongly recommended Intellectual Exploration Course Undergraduate Handbook 17 . ^ CVEEN 4910 must be taken once.Senior Year: Fall Semester Course Number CVEEN 4000 CVEEN 4910^ Credit Hours Course Title 0 .5 Senior Year: Spring Semester Course Number Credit Hours Course Title 3 3 3 3 3 Technical Elective++ Technical Elective++ American Institutions Intellectual Exploration/International Requirement Intellectual Exploration Total 15 ++ Technical Electives must meet the requirements as stated in the Technical Electives section . or Summer (if offered) . and Society PHIL 4540^^ 3 Total 15. Engineering.5 3 3 3 3 Seminar Professional Practice & Design Technical Elective++ Technical Elective++ Technical Elective++ Ethics.

Diversity Requirement* Diversity Requirement 6.E. Intellectual Exploration (I. Writing (WR) Writing (WR) 3. International Requirement* International Requirement 7. Quantitative Reasoning (QA) Math (QB) Statistics/Logic MATH 1210 MATH 1220 WRTG 2010 LEAP 1500 (E-Leap) Philosophy 4540+ LEAP 1501 (E-Leap) (2 courses in each area) Bachelor’s Degree Requirements 5. See the University Undergraduate Student Bulletin for more details. are completed: General Education Requirements 1.General Education Requirement All students are required to fulfill the general education requirements as set forth in the University of Utah’s Undergraduate Student Bulletin. courses may be double-counted as satisfying Diversity (number 5) or the International Requirement (number 6). Bachelor of Science Quantitative Intensive (QI) Bachelor of Science Quantitative Intensive (QI) Bachelor of Science Quantitative Intensive (QI) Bachelor of Science Quantitative Intensive (QI) Bachelor of Science Quantitative Intensive (QI) LEAP 1500 (E-Leap) Undergraduate Handbook * Select I . American Institutions (AI) American Institutions (AI) 4. the Department will still require that the Intellectual Exploration courses.)* Fine Arts (FF) Fine Arts (FF) Humanities (HF) Humanities (HF) Social/Behavioral Science (BF) Social/Behavioral Science (BF) 2. + Strongly recommended General Education Course . as shown below. The University may Determine that an Associates Degree relieves the student of the University General Education requirement . 18 Please refer to the University of Utah’s General Catalog for the complete listing of University courses that fulfill these requirements.E . Upper-division Communication/Writing Upper-division Communication/Writing CVEEN 3100 2 of these 3 required courses will fulfill this requirement CVEEN 3210 CVEEN 3410 CVEEN 3310 CVEEN 3420 or CVEEN 4420 8. However. .

upon request. and greater than 1. Students with an engineering GPA less than 2 . 60 GB Hard Drive.5 GHz processor. Direct Admission Freshman students entering the University of Utah with a minimum Index Score of 128. Intermediate Status Students with an engineering grade point average (GPA) of 2 . Qualified applicants will be notified by mail . a High School GPA of 3 . Computer Requirement All Major Status students are required to have a laptop to be used in the Department’s courses. MATH 1210 requires a grade of C or better .7 & an ACT composite score of 28 will be admitted directly into Intermediate Status . 1 GB SDRAM. Dr .50 or higher may apply for intermediate status upon completion of a minimum of 13 credit hours from courses shown below . Course Number MATH 1210 PHYS 2210 CHEM 1210 CVEEN 1000 LEAP 1501 WRTG 2010 or ESL 1060 Credit Hours Course Title 4 4 4 2 3 3 Calculus I Physics for Scientists & Engineers I General Chemistry I Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering Social & Ethical Implication of Engineering Intermediate Writing or Advanced Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English Note: All of these 1000 and 2000 level courses must be completed with a grade of C.50 may be recommended for the Special Advising program. and are permitted to enroll in 1000-level engineering classes .or better.11g. Application forms are available on the Department’s website . The University Bookstore has packages for lap tops as well as computer companies .Pre-Civil Engineering Status Matriculated students are admitted. Zhou . The minimum requirement for the laptop is: wireless 802. to University College as Pre-Civil Engineering. Undergraduate Handbook 19 . Intermediate or Major status is required to enroll in the Department’s higher level courses . Status applications should be submitted in accordance with the procedures on the status form and must be signed by the student’s faculty advisor and the intermediate status advisor. see the Director of Undergraduate Studies for more information . Advancement to intermediate and major status is required to graduate with a degree in Civil Engineering .

Additional Science Requirement All students are required to take one additional science course from the following list of courses: Undergraduate Handbook CVEEN 5110 GEO 1110 GEOG 3110 GEOG 3330 GEOG 5210 NUCL 3000 NUCL 3200 GIS in Civil Engineering Introduction to Earth Systems Remote Sensing Urban Environmental Geography Global Climate Change Nuclear Principals in Science Radiochemistry Advisors may recommend that a student take CVEEN 5110 as a Technical Elective instead of the Additional Science course . Status applications should be submitted in accordance with the procedures on the status form and must be signed by the student’s faculty advisor and the major status advisor. see the Director of Undergraduate Studies for more information . Course Number MATH 1220 MATH 2210 MATH 2250 PHYS 2210 CHEM 1220 or CHEM 2310 or PHYS 2220 CVEEN 1000 CVEEN 2010 CVEEN 2140 ME EN 2020 CP SC 1000 MG EN 1050 MG EN 2400 LEAP 1500 Credit Hours Course Title 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 2 3 2 3 3 Calculus II Calculus III Ordinary Differential Equations & Linear Algebra Physics for Scientists & Engineers I General Chemistry II or Organic Chemistry or Physics for Scientists & Engineers II Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering Statics Strength of Materials Particle Dynamics Engineering Computing Technical Communication (Auto-CAD) Introductory Surveying LEAP Seminar in Humanities for Engineers Note: All of these 1000 and 2000 level courses must be completed with a grade of C.50 or higher may apply for major status upon completion of a minimum of 25 credit hours from courses shown below . The course may not be taken for both purposes . Bartlett. Students with an engineering GPA less than 2 . All math courses require a grade of C or better .Major Status Students with an engineering grade point average (GPA) of 2 . Application forms are available on the Department’s website . Dr. 20 .50 may be recommended for the Special Advising program.or better .

all students are required to take a total of 6 technical elective courses . Undergraduate Handbook 21 .50 or higher from the major requirements . and pass. and students who substitute an additional technical elective for MG EN 1050. NUCL 4000 Nuclear Sci . the following courses must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better: All 1000 and 2000-level courses except AI and I . In addition to the GPA. Analysis II CVEEN 5220 Concrete II CVEEN 5230 Steel II CVEEN 5240 Timber/Masonry Nuclear Eng NUCL 3100 Neutron Based Engr. CVEEN 5850 Engineering Law & Contracts GPA & Course Grade Requirements for Graduation In order to graduate. Specialization should be pursued at the graduate level. & Proposal Wrtg CVEEN 5820 Project Scheduling CVEEN 5830 Proj . The other technical electives may be taken from section 1 or 2 (only 1 course may be taken from Management) . Section 1: Primary CvEEN Technical Electives Environmental CVEEN 5605 Enviro II Structures CVEEN 4221 Concrete I (D) CVEEN 4222 Steel I (D) Geo/Materials CVEEN 5305 Intro to Foundations CVEEN 5570 Pvmnt Design (D) Transportation CVEEN 5510 Highway Des (D) CVEEN 5560 Transportation II Water Resources CVEEN 4410 Engr . at least one course in three of the five areas as shown in Section 1 .* All 3000-level courses except CVEEN 3000 All 4000-level courses except CVEEN 4000 * The Math Department requires all students to pass with a “C” or better . & Contract Admin . as indicated by the (D) in Section 1 . Hydrology (D) CVEEN 5420 Open-Channel (D) Section 2: Other CvEEN Technical Electives Environmental CVEEN 5610 Water Chemistry Structures CVEEN 5210 Struct . Additional requirements are as stated below .00 or higher . Mgmt . for whom one technical elective is waived. The University requires the degree candidate to have a cumulative GPA of 2 .Technical Electives Diversity in technical elective courses provides the student with a broad understanding of the fields within Civil Engineering and greater employment opportunities. At least two of these courses must be design courses.E . Est. & Engr . Management (Max 1) CVEEN 5810 Cost. With the exception of FASTRAX students. All undergraduate students must take. the Department requires passing grades and a minimum GPA of 2 .

* Physics C: E & M* Chemistry* English * To receive credit for the associated laboratory course. The following equivalent credit will be used for purposes of making decisions on admission to intermediate and major status .Recommended Coursework Hours The Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty recognize that many students will be working and attending school. Any student who does not feel qualified to continue as a result of AP credit may take the University course program . Civil & Environmental Engineering maintains a stricter policy than that of the University . the student must submit his/her lab note book or other documented proof of having taken the lab course . A student with an AP score of 3 is required to take the University-level course(s) . The following table shows the maximum recommended number of credit hours that students should be taking according to how much they are working . The student cannot register for courses that have overlapping times . the student will have to allow for two to three hours of homework or out of class reading and preparation . Advanced Placement Examination Credit Credit earned through Advanced Placement courses in high school may be substituted for corresponding University-level courses. The Department recommends that students with an AP score of 4 take the University-level math. The student is expected to have the prerequisites when they are registering for a course . Employment (hours/week) 40 30 20 <16 Coursework (Recommended Max . It is expected that for each credit hour taken. Credit Hours) 3 6 12 16 When you are planning your work and class schedule be aware that: 1 . A student can complete the BS degree in 4 years while working 15 hours a week . if the credit appears on the student’s University of Utah transcript . 22 . 2 . physics. For AP Scores of 4 or 5 the following are the equivalent course(s) at the U of U: Subject Equivalent Course(s) at the U of U MATH 1210 MATH 1210/1220 PHYS 2210 PHYS 2220 CHEM 1210/1220 WRTG 2010 Undergraduate Handbook Calculus AB Calculus BC Physics C: Mech . and chemistry courses . 3 .

The Department requires that prior to graduation each student either pass the FE exam or demonstrate a serious attempt to pass the exam by taking it at least 3 times and submit a copy of all exam results to the Academic Program Specialist (2012 MCE) . Only courses listed on the Department’s graduation review sheet are subject to review for credit . If students do not meet this requirement they will need to take remedial courses to meet the required hours . prepared by the Admissions Office. Transfer Students A transfer student is one who is transferring from another University. Students who do not receive intermediate or major status or do not already have credit for 2 Humanities courses. the summary of transfer credit. Out of State Course Evaluations will not be evaluated during the first two weeks of each semester . Statics. a petition must be filed which includes rationale for why the course taken at other institutions should be accepted by the Department . or 1 course from each of those Intellectual Exploration categories when they transfer into the program.Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination The Department faculty considers the passing of the FE exam to be an important step in an individual’s progress towards professional practice . Transfer students should apply for Intermediate or Major Status as soon as they meet the requirements . or a DARS Report will be used by the Department to determine which classes are applicable to program requirements . The faculty also considers the passing of this exam as a demonstration of the quality of the basic engineering capabilities of each student . Students transferring science and math courses into the Department to be used to meet the degree requirements will need to have completed a minimum of 32 credit hours of math and science courses . College. Upon request by the student. A student transferring to the University from any Utah college or university should refer to the articulation sheet which is located on the Department website to see which courses taken at other Utah institutions are acceptable . and take the Department’s Engineering Economics. These courses are required by the Department even though the University may waive them with the completion of an associate’s degree . 2 humanities. must submit a completed Out of State Course Evaluation form . Transcripts or a Summary of transfer credit report as well as a photocopy of course descriptions from the institution’s general catalog/bulletin must accompany each Out of State Course Evaluation . take the FE Review course from the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses. Students are encouraged to attend the college of Engineering FE review sessions. More information can be found under the E-LEAP section . must take the E-LEAP sequence (LEAP 1501 &1500) . Students admitted by the University of Utah who have transfer credit from an institution outside the state of Utah. If a course has been taken at another university or college. Undergraduate Handbook 23 . or Department (Major) . Students who have received an Associate’s degree still must complete 2 fine arts. and 2 social/behavioral science courses . Strength of Materials and Hydraulics courses before taking the test .

• ECE 2270. Please specify on your request which course you wish to replace . Students in CVEEN 1000. Particle Dynamics. Material Science for Civil Engineers . Dynamics may replace ME EN 2020. Electrical Engineering for Non-Majors may replace ECE 2200. • MSE 2160. For the list of these courses please refer to the Department website . You can change your interest area at any time by completing the Advisor Request Form . Students who transfer into the program and do not need to take CVEEN 1000 should request an advisor by completing the Advisor Request form from the Department website . Material Science for Non-Majors may replace MSE 2170. • ECE 2210. Intro to Civil Engineering may be waived if the student meets one of the following requirements: • The Student has an introductory course from another Engineering Department • The Student is eligible for and receives Major status at the time of transfer • The student has an Associates degree in Engineering (Transcript required) Student Advising Faculty members take an active role in advising students with their education as well as career decisions . Undergraduate Handbook 24 . It is the student’s responsibility to request that their records be updated according to these exceptions . CVEEN 1000. Full semester courses accepted for 1/2 semester courses: • ME EN 2080. Articulation Agreement A student transferring to the University from any Utah college or university (including BYU-Idaho) should refer to the articulation sheet to see which courses taken at other Utah institutions are acceptable . Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering will be able to indicate their area of interest and an advisor in that area will be assigned . this course may not replace both requirements . Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits may replace either ECE 2200 or CVEEN 1000. Electrical Engineering for Civil Engineers .Standard Transfer Exceptions All requests for exceptions must be made in writing and submitted in the first semester of transfer to the Academic Program Specialist (2012 MCE) .

utah .E. Honors in Engineering is an undergraduate student honors program that is an option and not mandatory . Petitions for these courses must be filed with the University College (450 SSB). If accepted by the University. as well as fostering leadership and fellowship within the engineering community . Students can receive University Honors in addition to Honors in Engineering . This sequence for engineering fulfills 1 humanities.) or Bachelor Degree (B. facilitates the highest use of their creative abilities.coe . Honors in Engineering Program The Honors in Engineering Program in the College of Engineering is designed to provide a challenging.edu/current-undergrad/hie . The Department cannot waive or make exceptions for courses under the General Education (G. learning community course for all civil engineering students . encourages sustained interest in advanced education and basic research.) requirements that are required by the University . For more information on the program or to apply go to www .php .D. Honors in Engineering challenges top students by offering them access to more advanced levels of study. then the student may petition the Department to have the same course count towards the Civil & Environmental Engineering major requirement .Petitions Students requesting a variation from the Department required curriculum must submit a petition along with sufficient supporting documentation to their advisor for approval . Students are provided the opportunity to network with other engineering students and form study groups . Undergraduate Handbook 25 . Approved petitions must be submitted to the Department office (2012 MCE) for further processing . Transfer students. The seminar is offered in a small classroom setting where students benefit from the guidance of a faculty advisor and a peer advisor . individualized educational experience to high achieving students and to promote life-long learning . Petition forms are on the Department’s website . 1 social science and the diversity requirement . All Civil & Environmental Engineering students are required to take both ELEAP courses (LEAP 1501 in the Fall and LEAP 1500 in the following Spring) . E-LEAP E-Leap is a two semester sequence. The completion of the sequence provides Honors in Engineering credit . who at the time of transfer receive intermediate or major status or already have credit for 2 Humanities or Social/ Behavioral Science courses or 1 course from each of those Intellectual Exploration categories do not need to take the series .

Fastrax students are required to take 5 technical electives.edu). including freshman and transfer students .sa . For the specific application and processes see the Department website .utah . particularly those considering graduate studies. Students may petition for a 6000 level course to count as a technical elective requirement . and complete a graduate level course (6000 or higher) to go toward their MS degree . The course instructor will determine if the course includes “substantial design content . Graduate Level Courses High achieving undergraduates (Department GPA of 3 . Undergraduate Handbook 26 . Additional information and application material for this program is available on the website . www . instead of 6. The Department has guidelines that are in addition to the ASUU Institutional guidelines for participation in the GG program (graduationguarantee .edu/finance/ . degree in Civil Engineering for which students may obtain a graduation guarantee (GG) . please see the Department website for all the information . Scholarships The Department and College of Engineering offers scholarships to all levels of undergraduate students. Scholarship applications for the following academic year are due (postmarked) by February 15 . As a student. The approval to register must be made by the course instructor by completing the Graduate Course as Undergrad form .” Students who are continuing onto graduate school can have six (6) credit hours of undergraduate course work counted toward their graduate degree as long as the courses are not being used for their undergraduate degree . are strongly encouraged to enroll in 6000 level courses for one or more of their technical electives . Additional scholarship applications and information are available from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.Fastrax Fastrax is an integrated BS/MS track specially designed to encourage civil engineering undergraduate students with a Engineering GPA of 3 . awareness of the information in this handbook is necessary for participation in the GG program . Graduation Guarantee The Department offers a B. Scholarships are awarded for the academic year and the award is split between fall and spring semesters .2 or higher to pursue a thesis or PhD proposal track master’s degree program from the Department . Through the Fastrax program. most students can complete their MS degree with one additional year of full-time study beyond the BS degree.S.20 or greater). The guarantee provides a clear path for students to complete their degrees as full time and dedicated students of engineering .utah .

Phys for Sci . Engineering Computing CVEEN 2010. Statistics/Economics CHEM 1215. Seminar CVEEN 4910. ODEs CHEM 1220. Electrical Engineering CH EN 2300*. Seminar CVEEN 3100. Radiochemistry Grade Course GEO 1110. Prof . Lab I *Two of these three courses must be taken Grade Course ECE 2200*. GIS in Civil Eng . Calculus I PHYS 2210. Transportation Eng . Structural Analysis I CVEEN 3310. Statics CVEEN 2140. Grade Required 3000/4000 Level Course Course CVEEN 3000. Grade CVEEN 4000. Organic Chemistry or PHYS 2215. & Eng . Intro . I . LEAP Seminar in Humanities for Engineers CP SC 1000. Physics for Sci . MG EN 2400. Intro to Earth Systems GEOG 3330. Material Science Eng . Chemistry Lab I CHEM 1225. I CHEM 1210. Calculus III MATH 2250. Eng . Comm . I CVEEN 3410. Intermediate Writing or ESL 1060 LEAP 1500. Organic Chemistry or PHYS 2220. & Eng . CVEEN 3210. Technical Comm . Tech . Nuclear Principles in Sci Grade Undergraduate Handbook 27 CVEEN 3610. Geotech . Practice & Design Additional Science Requirement (take 1 out of the 8) Course CVEEN 5110. Calculus II MATH 2210. General Chemistry I CVEEN 1000. Particle Dynamics MG EN 1050. Chemistry Lab II or CHEM 2315. Social & Ethical Implications of Engineering WRTG 2010. Enviro . Global Climate Change NUCL 3200. Hydraulics Grade Course CVEEN 3510. Geography NUCL 3000. Thermodynamics MSE 2170*. GEOG 3110. General Chemistry II or CHEM 2310. Strength of Materials ME EN 2020. To CVEEN Major Status Grade Course MATH 1220.Grade Check-off for Program Requirements Intermediate Status Course MATH 1210. II Grade LEAP 1501. Remote Sensing GEOG 5210. Urban Envr . Intro . Physics for Sci . For Eng . To Surveying Additional Required 1000/2000 Level Courses Course CVEEN 2130. Materials CVEEN 3520.

The application can be found on the Department website . February 1 for Summer. Area 4: Management (1 Max) Grade Course CVEEN 5810. Steel II CVEEN 5240. 3 must be taken out of the 5 different areas in Section 1. Pavement Design (D) Grade Area 3: Geo/Materials Course CVEEN 4221. Est . Hydrology (D) CVEEN 5420. 28 . & Proposal CVEEN 5820. & Contract Grade Undergraduate Handbook CVEEN 5850. Enviro II Area 2: Structures Grade Course CVEEN 5305. Graduation Division . Highway Design (D) CVEEN 5560. Steel I (D) Area 4: Transportation Grade Course CVEEN 5510. Concrete I (D) CVEEN 4222. Engr . Timber/Masonry Grade Area 3: Nuclear Course CVEEN 3100. Nuclear Sci . Eng . & Engr . NUCL 4000.Technical Electives Minimum of 6 courses are required . The remaining electives may be taken out of Section 1 or 2 (only 1 maybe taken out of Management) . Open-Channel (D) Grade Section 2: Area 1: Environmental Course CVEEN 5610. Geo . of witch two must be design courses [indicated by (D)] . Struct . June 1 for Fall . Concrete II CVEEN 5230. Engineering Law Applying for Graduation All graduate students are required to apply for graduation through the Registrars office. Mgmt . Proj . Analysis II CVEEN 5220. Section I: Area 1: Environmental Course CVEEN 5605. Project Scheduling CVEEN 5830. Water Chemistry Area 2: Structures Grade Course CVEEN 5210. The application deadline is the same as the Admission to Candidacy and Program of Study forms: November 1 for Spring. II (D) CVEEN 5570. Neutron Based Eng. Transportation II Grade Area 5: Water Resources Course CVEEN 4410. Cost .

org Required for Graduation All Student must take 2 Fine Arts. I 4 Calculus II MATH 2210 3610 3 Intellectual Exploration 3 Technical Elective 3 American Institutions 3 1000 ME EN 2020 Particle Dynamics 2 Intro 2 Tech. in a Fall or Spring semester. or CHEM 2310. Ethics or Int. in October or April www. Hydraulics 4 3 3410 Technical Elective General Chemistry Lab I 1 Phys for Sci & Engineers Lab I 1 Technical Elective 3 Technical Elective 3 CHEM 1220@ WRTG 2010 or ESL 1060 Statics 3 3 3 2010 Strength Transportation 2140 MATH 2250 ODE’s 4 3520 3 General 4 Chemistry II 4 Materials 3510 3 Technical Elective 3 Technical Elective 3 MATH 1210 4 3 Calculus I MATH 1220 Calculus III Enviro.els-examreg. Comm. 3100 3 PHIL 4540. and 2 Social & Behavioral Science courses to fulfill the Intellectual Exploration requirements. Computing Structures I 2130 CS 1000 3210 4 Phys for Sci & Engineers I 4 Additional Science Requirement Prof Design 3 Intellectual Exploration 3 CHEM 1215@ Elements of MSE 1. see the handbook. LEAP 1500-Fulfills a Humanities & Diversity requirements. and PHYS 2210 (after MATH 1210). page 21. % ^LEAP 1501– Fulfills a Social and Behavioral Science requirement. or PHYS 2220. Updated June 9.E. Additionally. * Must take 2 of the 3 courses ECE 2200: Elec.5 4 Fall Spring Fall Spring Geotech I Junior% Senior Spring Intellectual Exploration/ IR LEAP 1501^ LEAP 1500^ 3000 Seminar 3310 4910 4000 Social & Ethical Engineering 3 Humanities for Engineers 3 3 CHEM 1210@ Statistics/Econ. Exploration 3 For a list of Technical Elective requirements. Students must take CHEM 1210. Eng.Civil & Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program Sophomore Fall Fall MG EN 2400 Surveying 2 3 Freshman Spring MG EN 1050 Tech.5 2 PHYS 1215@ MSE 2170* CH EN 2300* Thermo. Seminar 0. 4 3 3 PHYS 2210@ General Chemistry I Eng. All transfer students must take these courses unless they have 2 or more Humanities and Social & Behavioral Science Courses. Must be taken once. 2010 CVEEN courses . Students should check with their faculty advisors to see which of these options is best for their program. @ Apply the 1st week of Fall or Spring Semester to take the F. MSE 2170 Mat’l Science CH EN 2300: Thermodynamics Additional Science Requirement – see handbook page 20. 2 Humanities. CHEM 1215.5 0. Eng. Associates degrees do not fulfill the department’s requirements automatically. students must take CHEM 1220. Students must take one additional lab course and it is recommended to take PHYS 2215 but they can take CHEM 1225 or CHEM 2315. Comm.

general admission November 1st .). A minimum combined score of 1000 on the quantitative and verbal sections of the GRE . 3 .) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph . special aspects of the applicant’s professional and educational background. and faculty availability .0 (out of 4 . physics. A bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher learning in one of the branches of engineering or in mathematics.edu . letters of recommendation. Professional Track applicants who have graduated from an ABET accredited university with a B. All information in this handbook and forms referenced in this document can be found on the Department website.). environmental engineering. Master of Science (M . water resources engineering.for Summer Semester February 1st . earthquake engineering. the application is returned to the Graduate Admissions Office with a recommendation .for Spring Semester The following minimum requirements shall be met in order to be accepted into the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering’s graduate program: 1 .S .0 GPA .) degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering .civil . chemistry. A GPA below a 3 .E . students should reference the Application Guide on the Department website . 4 . To apply to the Department.) in Nuclear Engineering . www . A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3 . All supporting documentation must be to the Department by the dates listed below or your application will not be processed . geotechnical engineering. construction materials engineering. which may be confusing: Department Name: Degree Name: Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering Nuclear Engineering The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M .0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis if their last 60 hours of coursework is significantly above a 3 . For more information on these degrees see the Nuclear Engineering section . GRADUATE 30 . The deadline to apply is as follows: March 15th . Applications for admission are reviewed by faculty in the proposed area of study and the Department’s Graduate Studies Committee . and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph . Students who have not satisfied the entire minimum course requirements may be admitted to the graduate degree programs but are expected to complete all deficiencies . 2 . Graduate Record Exam (GRE).2 or higher are not required to take the GRE. Faculty areas of emphasis include: structural engineering.utah .S . transportation engineering and engineering management .S. Admission Admission to the graduate program is based on the applicant’s academic records. or in a related science field .for Fall Semester. personal statement. degree in engineering and a GPA of 3. Once reviewed.D . biology. The University Graduate Admissions Office makes the final decision on all graduate admissions .Graduate Degrees in Civil Engineering HANDBOOK Students enrolling in the Civil Engineering program should make note of the following Department and degree titles.for Fall Semester to be considered for funding April 1st . The Department supports the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program that awards degrees in Master of Engineering (M .0) .D . computer science.

Grades on all deficiency courses shall be a ‘B’ or better to be considered satisfactory. Most students with a B. Graduate Handbook 31 . Decisions regarding acceptance or rejection of any applicant are made based on the qualifications of the applicant compared to other applicants.S. refer to the University of Utah’s General Catalog . the needs of the Department. degrees in other areas shall take the courses identified in the general section and for their area of emphasis . Students with B. Minimum Course Requirements The undergraduate courses listed below are course requirements for all graduate students . any restrictions or restraints under which the Department is operating. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be accepted into the graduate program . An extension can be granted by the Graduate Studies Committee for extenuating circumstances . Deficiencies shall be completed satisfactorily within the first semester that a student has met the pre-requisite requirements . and other unnamed considerations . If students are deficient in any course(s) they will need to be taken during the first semester that the student has the prerequisites .S. Mathematics MATH 2250 Sciences PHYS 2210 CHEM 1210 Basic Engineering CVEEN 2010 CVEEN 2140 CVEEN 3410 Statics Strength of Materials Hydraulics Physics for Scientists and Engineers General Chemistry I Ordinary Differential Equations A Statistics Course Graduate Emphasis Areas in Civil Engineering also require: Environmental/Water Resources CVEEN 4410 CVEEN 3610 Materials/Pavements CVEEN 3510 Structures/Geotechnical CVEEN 3210 CVEEN 3310 CVEEN 4221 CVEEN 4222 Transportation CVEEN 3520 Transportation Engineering Structural Analysis Geotechnical Engineering I Concrete I Steel I Materials Hydrology Environmental Engineering I Additional undergraduate courses may be required by the supervisory committee depending on the student’s area of graduate emphasis and background . in Civil Engineering will meet these requirements. These requirements are outside the graduate program of study . For all descriptions. The requirements given above are minimum standards .

utah . Introduction to Expository Composition (for ESL Speakers). A maximum of 9 non-matriculated credit hours may be applied to a graduate degree . Once a student is accepted as a non-matriculated student. Students wishing to be considered for a position as a teaching assistant shall take the Versant English Test and score at least 56 and participate in the ITA workshop held each August . Graduate Handbook 32 . Students who work for the Department as a teaching assistant. the Department will register the student for the courses he/she wishes to take . Grades received during non-matriculated status do not guarantee admission into a graduate program . All international students are encouraged to take ESL 1050.utah .Non-Matriculated Students Students who do not qualify for admission to The Graduate School may enroll in graduatelevel classes on a non-matriculated basis . industrysponsored design and research fellowships. International Students In addition to the general admission requirements. 213 on the computer-based. If you are interested in a research assistant position you should contact the professor(s) directly . The TOEFL is not required for international students who have earned a B. Courses taken as a non-matriculated student while at the University of Utah may count towards a student’s graduate program at the discretion of the student’s supervisory committee . they will need to apply to the Department by the appropriate deadline or if they are a current student they will need to contact their Advisor directly . University of Utah research fellowships. research assistant. If a student is interested in a teaching assistantship. teaching. a non-matriculated student shall receive a ‘B’ or better grade in a course to apply that course toward his or her graduate degree . Financial support is available to graduate students pursuing research degrees . and ESL1060. International students on visas are not eligible for non-matriculated status . The workshop lasts up to 8 days . Advanced Expository Writing (for ESL Speakers).S. In addition. The Department will pay the test fee only for those graduate students who have been pre-qualified by their advisor . and cultural awareness . The professor in charge of the particular research contract or grant makes decisions regarding sponsored research assistantships . To apply as a non-matriculated student please use the form located online at www .gradschool . he/she shall contact the Department and have his/her classes approved by the Director of Graduate Studies . Registration approval shall be obtained each semester . Students who do not satisfactorily complete certain workshops will be ineligible to receive the teaching assistantship . or 79/80 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) . avenues of financial assistance include: teaching assistantships. If the Registration is approved. the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering requires a score of at least 550 on the written.sa . Financial Assistance For eligible students. or higher degree from an accredited university in the United States. and the work-study program . Those following a professional degree are not eligible for financial support . This workshop is offered through the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) and includes a training course designed to facilitate TAs’ acquisition of skills in language. research assistantships. Complete requirements can be found at: www .edu/admiss/ .edu/ . or a grader assistant may qualify for the Tuition Benefit Program provided they meet the other requirements .

Fall-Spring. the student needs to reapply for admission to the Graduate School . and thesis/dissertation (if applicable) for the degree they are seeking . A Domestic student wishing to take a leave of absence for fall or spring semester shall complete a Request for Leave of Absence form and have it approved by his/her supervisory committee . may be counted toward the M . The form shall then be submitted to the Department office for further processing . If an international student files for a vacation semester for either Fall or Spring they will need to reapply to the University . If a student does not comply with the continuous enrollment policy.S . Domestic students leave of absence can be granted for a maximum of one year .S . as evidenced by speech.The U . Transfer of Graduate Credit.D . please contact the International Center for further information . Please make sure that you complete your degree in the amount of time specified to avoid any delay in your education . the student lists the course(s) on his/her Application for Admission to Candidacy form or Program of Study . Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has ruled that a foreign student on an F1 Visa may have up to three years to complete a master’s degree and up to six years to complete a Ph . Nine credit hours per semester is considered full-time when fulfilling the residency requirement . International students must file for a Vacation Semester if they are going to not register for a semester . written reports. The form must be filed before the last day of the semester missed . Additional language course work does not apply toward degree requirements . his/her records will be inactivated .D . To receive credit. If the student does not register he/she will be required to re-apply . and/or oral presentations. taken at other institutions before admission to the regular graduate degree program in Civil Engineering at the University of Utah. International students shall be registered for 9 semester hours for Fall and Spring semesters . students to have at least two consecutive semesters of their program to be spent in full-time academic work at the University of Utah (i . International students taking a Vacation Semester during summer must register for Fall courses before leaving .e . Continuous Enrollment/ Residency All students must be continuously enrolled for a minimum of three (3) credit hours each semester (full load is considered 9 credit hours) from the time of formal admission through completion of all requirements. may be required to take additional English or speech course work . Credit Limitations At the discretion of the student’s supervisory committee. six credit hours of graduate work. comprehensive exam. The Graduate School requires all Ph . degree if a minimum grade of “B” was obtained. Graduate Handbook 33 . It is recommended that this form be filed before the start of the semester to be missed so a student will know if it will be accepted . Spring-Summer. To reactivate a file at a later time. Summer-Fall) . Domestic students who wish to take Summer semester off does not need to file a leave of absence . Any student who is found weak in communication in English. Language Proficiency All graduate students are expected to have or develop a proficiency in both written and oral English . Students who do not take a vacation semester for Summer (needs to be registered for at least two consecutive semesters before the vacation semester) shall register for 3 hours of Thesis Research (CVEEN 6970 or CVEEN 7970) or 9 hours of regular coursework to meet INS regulations.

If a student does not have their committee set up by the time of registration they will not be given the class numbers and will postpone registration . If a graduate student’s average GPA in courses on his/her approved CD falls below 3 . Failure to do so will result in the student being placed on probation . The third voting member can be from within the Department or may be outside the Department . The application can be found on the Department website . An individual from the engineering industry may be a voting member with approval by the Graduate Education Committee and the Graduate School . June 1 for Fall . 34 . The Committee Chair of the supervisory committee (also known as Advisor) must be a CvEEN tenure track faculty member . Only one course (maximum of 4 credit hours) with a grade of C+ or C may be accepted for credit toward a graduate degree . February 1 for Summer. Graduate Advisor and Supervisory Committee The Academic Program Specialist will assign a temporary advisor to new graduate students in the student’s specified area of interest . The fourth member is a regular faculty member from another department within the University of Utah . This form is located on the Graduate School website . At least one of the other two voting committee members must be a regular CvEEN faculty member . student consists of three voting members . An individual from the engineering industry may be a voting member with approval by the Graduate Education Committee and the Graduate School . Of these three. The Department does not allow graduate students to take 4000-level or lower courses for graduate credit . the student will automatically be placed on probationary status . the Chair (also known as the advisor) and one other member must be from the student’s official area of emphasis . The temporary advisor approves the first semester of the student’s registration . Students need to set up their supervisory committee before registration starts during their first semester in the program .0. Undergraduate Petition for Graduate Credit . The fifth voting member can be from within the Department or may be outside the Department if this enhances the ability of the committee to supervise the student’s work . Please see the Probation form on the Department website . The application deadline is the same as the Admission to Candidacy and Program of Study forms: November 1 for Spring.S . Candidates are also required to make forward progress towards their degree . Graduate Handbook Applying for Graduation All graduate students are required to apply for graduation through the Registrars office. If a student took courses as an undergraduate and wished to have it count towards their degree. The supervisory committee for an M . Graduation Division . Curriculum Development Plan All students will need to complete a Curriculum Development Plan (CD) during their first semester attending the University of Utah . If a student does not turn in the CD plan by the time of registration they will not be given the class numbers and will postpone registration . The CD is intended for the student and advisor to set out a plan for what courses are needed for the degree . The credits shall not have been used to complete the requirements for the undergraduate degree . then he or she shall fill out the university’s form. Ph .Students who attend the University of Utah as an undergraduate may have up to 6 credit hours counted toward their graduate degree .D . Three of the voting members must be a CvEEN tenure track faculty member or another approved research faculty member .0 or higher GPA in course work counted toward the degree . Grades and Probationary Status Candidates for all graduate degrees are required to maintain a 3 . supervisory committees consist of five voting members .

allow the student to select coursework from one of three different categories . Students in the PhD proposal shall meet the PhD requirements listed in the Doctor of Philosophy section under “Research Proposal . Thesis and dissertations shall still meet all formatting requirements and be approved by the graduate school (See “A Handbook for Theses and Dissertations. The student’s graduate committee is responsible for evaluating their research and publications and determining if their quality merits the degree sought. A student works with his or her advisor and committee to create a course plan that focuses on the student’s area of emphasis .Masters) that is conducted with close supervision by the student’s advisor and committee and results in a thesis that makes a contribution to the student’s area of emphasis . The PhD Proposal track will develop the students PhD proposal that is developed with close supervision of the student’s advisor and committee . See the above chart for the maximum number of courses allowed in the different categories . depending on how early the student initiates a research program . degrees. All options.30 As Required Research Track PhD Proposal 24 + 6 15 . All work for the degree shall be completed within four years . PhD Research Proposal . except for Engineering Management. Thesis Research. students to use peer-reviewed journal quality articles to fulfill thesis requirements . PhD proposal track students take 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of CVEEN 7910. A maximum of 6 credit hours of coursework from a previous degree may be applied to the Category I requirement. graduate degree .” The University of Utah allows.24 As Required 0-6 0-6 0-6 The Professional Track requires 30 hours of coursework only .Master of Science Overview The degree of Master of Science is awarded for scholarly achievement from either a program of course work or a program of course work and research .24 As Required Thesis 24 + 6 15 .S . If a students adviser and supervisory committee wishes to vary from the Category requirements a formal petition must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee . Masters thesis typically consists of at least one journal quality article . regardless of the number or status of the articles . Professional Track Engineering Management Credit Hours + Thesis Category I Category II Category III 30 15 15 0 Coursework Only 30 15 . The specific course work is defined for each area of study in the Category Listings on the Department website . the courses listed in the CD shall meet the requirements for the student’s area of emphasis. If a student is doing Engineering Management there are only two categories .S . requirements for the M.S. There are two Tracks of Master of Science degree: Professional and Research .” published by the Graduate School .) Students are encouraged to see the Thesis Editor as they are getting ready to defend their thesis to avoid formatting errors when submitting their final thesis . and the Department encourages. degree can be completed within three semesters. as necessary . With adequate undergraduate preparation. The Thesis option has 24 hours of coursework and 6 hours of research (CVEEN 6970. Students pursuing this option will produce a thesis that contains the article(s) with additional explanatory material and appendices. For all M . At least 6 credit hours shall be taken from 7000 level courses (excluding CVEEN 7930) and a maximum of 3 credit hours of Independent Study (CVEEN 6930 or 7930) may be counted towards the M . but they do not reduce the minimum requirement for the degree . Graduate Handbook 35 .

Structural Analysis II CVEEN 6310. Those who are on the Research Track.S .The number of credit hours registered for research shall reflect the scope of work. the Thesis candidate shall: 1 . In the last semester prior to graduation. members of the supervisory committee may ask the student questions related to the thesis. In addition. Typical M . Soil Dynamics* *One of the two courses is required of all Structures/Geotech students Transportation CVEEN 6560. The plan of study shall meet the requirements of the student’s area of emphasis . Transportation II Water Resources No Required Courses Admission to Candidacy A completed Application for Admission to Candidacy for the Master’s Degree form containing the student’s proposed CD shall be submitted to the Graduate School at least two semesters prior to the semester in which the student expects to complete his/ her graduate study . The courses for each area are listed below: CVEEN 6610. 2 . February 1 for Summer and June 1 for Fall . Bioprocess Design** **One of the two courses is required of all Environmental students Environmental Materials/Pavements No Required Courses Structures/Geotech CVEEN 6210. Students who do not pass one or more of their classes will be required to take the written comprehensive exam . Environmental II** CVEEN 6650. see below for more details . an oral defense of the student’s thesis or PhD proposal must also be completed . During the oral defense.S . Before giving final approval of the thesis. Water Chemistry and Lab Analysis CVEEN 6605. To graduate a specific semester. Comprehensive Examination The comprehensive examination for M . Pass the oral defense before the end of the semester of graduation . Foundation Engineering* CVEEN 6630. Candidacy forms must be submitted by November 1 for Spring. Letter grades may not be awarded for excessive units without the prior consent of the faculty advisor . Submit copies of his/her thesis to the members of his/her supervisory committee at least three weeks before the comprehensive examination. Required Courses Students in each emphasis area are required to take certain courses . Thesis students will have completed six credit hours of research . the supervisory committee schedules a public oral examination at which the candidate shall defend the thesis . not its duration . course work and other basic fundamentals . Graduate Handbook 36 . satisfactory results shall be achieved in the comprehensive examination. students consists of passing three (3) Category I courses in the students area of emphasis with a grade of “B-“.

_____During the first semester in the graduate program. Graduate Handbook 37 . _____ Fall Applicants must attend the Department Orientation Meeting (Spring and Summer applicants should see the Academic Program Specialist before the semester starts) . International students must contact the International Center and file for a Vacation semester if not enrolling . _____ Submit the Report of the Final Examination for the Master’s Degree at the end of the semester the 3 Comprehensive Exam courses are completed . 5 . This is submitted for every semester that registration does not occur . International students must reapply for admission for the semester returning to school if they are not enrolled for Fall or Spring semester . 2 . To register for the next semester these forms must be submitted before class numbers are given .edu/thesis/index . In the CD determine the 3 courses that will be used for the Comprehensive Exam . _____If needed submit Change of Supervisory Committee Form .php) . 1 . 3 .13 is for Thesis students 6 . _____ Download “A Handbook for Thesis and Dissertations” from the Thesis Editors website (www . 4 . OR 7 .Timeline This checklist is to be used so you will know when to complete the forms and when they are due.utah . _____ Submit the Application for Admission to Candidacy Form & Application for Graduation by these dates: November 1 for Spring Graduation February 1 for Summer Graduation June 1 for Fall Graduation #6 Is for Non-Thesis Students.gradschool . _____ Domestic students who will not be registering for Fall or Spring semester need to complete the Leave of Absence form . 7. complete a Supervisory Committee Approval & Curriculum Development Plan (CD) .

The following is meant to help you & your advisor plan your curriculum and meet the Department requirements. 11 . II. submit the thesis final draft to the Thesis Editor for format approval . The complete list of category courses for each area of emphasis is located on the Department website . _____ Four weeks before the end of the semester intending to graduate. Coursework & Research Track Masters of Science: Coursework & Research Track Students Category I. See the Thesis Office website for the exact date . & III need to equal 30 Credit Hours Category I: Minimum of 15 Credit Hours Credits Grade Category II: Credit’s As Needed Credits Grade Graduate Handbook 38 . _____ Submit three complete copies of the thesis to the thesis editor for Thesis/Graduation Release . ** 9 . Submit an acceptable draft of the thesis to the Supervisory Committee at least three weeks before the defense .8 . 12 . _____ Obtain signatures for the Master Supervisory Committee Approval & Final Reading Approval . 10 . _____ As the comprehensive courses and defense are passed. _____ Schedule the thesis defense with the Supervisory Committee . **Reminder: Students must be registered for at least 3 hours of classes the semester defended . complete the Report of the Final Examination for the Master’s Degree . Below you will find a section that has category courses that are required for the specific degree and program in the degree . Degree Layout Each MS program is required to take courses out of specific areas in the graduate program .

Foundation Engineering* * CVEEN 6330.Category III: Max of 6 Credit Hours Credits Grade Required Courses Environmental Course CVEEN 6610. Bioprocess Design* * One of the two courses must be taken Grade Geotechnical/Structures Course CVEEN 6210.6 Credit Hours Minimum Independent Study .Completed Degree in 4 years Thesis Research. Environmental II* CVEEN 6650. Soil Dynamics* * ** One of the two courses must be taken Grade Transportation Course CVEEN 6560. Structural Analysis II CVEEN 6310. Water Chemistry & Lab Analysis CVEEN 6605.6 Credit Hours Minimum Grade Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes o o o o o No No No No No o o o o o Graduate Handbook 39 . Transportation II Other Requirements 7000 Level Courses .3 Credit Hours Maximum Continuous Enrollment Time Limit.

Bioprocess Design* * One of the two courses must be taken Grade Geotechnical/Structures Course CVEEN 6210. Foundation Engineering* * CVEEN 6330. Soil Dynamics* * ** One of the two courses must be taken Grade Graduate Handbook Transportation Course CVEEN 6560. Structural Analysis II CVEEN 6310.Completed Degree in 4 years Grade 40 Yes Yes Yes Yes o o o o No No No No o o o o .Engineering Management Masters of Science: Engineering Management Track Students Category I & II need to equal 30 Credit Hours Category I : 15 Credit Hours Credits Grade Category II : 15 Credit Hours Credits Grade Required Courses Environmental Course CVEEN 6610. Environmental II* CVEEN 6650.3 Credit Hours Maximum Continuous Enrollment Time Limit. Water Chemistry & Lab Analysis CVEEN 6605. Transportation II Other Requirements 7000 Level Courses .6 Credit Hours Minimum Independent Study .

The examination can take on a variety of formats which is selected at the discretion of the supervisory committee . statistical techniques.Doctor of Philosophy Overview The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded for scholarly achievement demonstrated by independent research .D . Graduate Handbook 41 . Students are encouraged to see the Thesis Editor as they are getting ready to defend their thesis to avoid formatting errors when submitting their final dissertation . degree program the student’s research and the dissertation is the most important part of the degree . students to use peer-reviewed journal quality articles to fulfill the dissertation requirement . as necessary . the candidate shall finish his/her dissertation within three years after his/her qualifying examination .D . A students Supervisory Committee can require more hours of a Ph . students shall take and pass the Qualifying Examination . requirements depends largely on how soon a student initiates research and the degree to which he/she devotes his/her efforts to its pursuit . etc . The student’s graduate committee is responsible for evaluating their research and publications and determining if their quality merits the degree sought. regardless of the number or status of the articles . Dissertations typically consist of at least three journal quality articles .D . The format can be drawn from a selection of the following: • Traditional calculation problems • Design questions • Essays • Skill assessments (e. but they will need to take other courses to meet the 12 hours required of coursework .g. For a Ph .level coursework count toward the required amount of their Ph . laboratory techniques. The time necessary to complete the Ph . student . written and oral.D . Six years is the maximum time allowable for completion of a Ph . The exam shall be taken within three (3) years after matriculation as a Ph . However. student if they feel it is necessary for them to gain knowledge on their Dissertation topic .D . and evaluated by a candidate’s Supervisory Committee . If a student has completed their degree at the University of Utah they can have the six credit hours of 7000.D . Coursework Ph . The exam can be split into two section. A Ph . and the Department encourages. students are required to take a minimum of twelve (12) hours of coursework at the 7000-level . Dissertations shall still meet all formatting requirements and be approved by the graduate school . Qualifying Examination After completion of their coursework. Students pursuing this option will produce a thesis that contains the articles with additional explanatory material and appendices. and taken at different times as long the time requirements are met . The University of Utah allows. candidate shall demonstrate general competence in the subject matter of his/her chosen field and make a significant contribution to the state-of-the-art through his/her research program . Modeling exercises. Literature Reviews. The repeated examination shall be completed in the semester immediately following the first examination . prospective Ph .) • Teaching experience • Publication record • The research proposal An examination or parts of an examination may be repeated only once at the discretion of the student’s supervisory committee if a student does not pass the first time .D . administered.D . The exam is based on a research proposal (oral) and on course work (written and oral) .D . This examination is prepared.

Detailed instructions concerning the dissertation and the time schedule that shall be followed during the semester of intended completion of the Ph . requirements are given in the University of Utah Graduate School Handbook . The student then prepares a written proposal.Research Proposal The Research Proposal is a part of the Qualifying Examination . February 1 for summer. and June 1 for fall graduation . Ordinarily the research proposal will be organized as follows: 1 . The purpose of this part of the examination is to test the student’s ability to present work in clear. and others requiring additional space may be included as appendices not subject to the page limit . Dissertation The candidate shall submit an acceptable draft of the dissertation to their advisor at most two years after the qualifying exam . written and oral English . Nomenclature 6 . The candidate shall also complete 14 hours of dissertation research in addition to the coursework hours . In consultation with his/her advisor. Additional details of literature review.D . candidates are required to take a minimum of twelve credit hours of 7000-level courses (excluding independent study) . Graduate Handbook Presentation. which presents the research problem and a proposed approach to the solution . methodologies. Proposed Research Program 5 . The student is to get the proposal to the committee members two or three weeks before the proposal defense . beyond that required for a master’s degree and is selected by the supervisory committee . the student may receive a pass with distinction. Ph . pass. Literature Survey 4 . References In the presentation. Program of Study A completed Program of Study form is to be submitted to the Graduate School November 1 for spring. typed copy of the dissertation so that their comments and corrections can be incorporated into the dissertation prior to typing of the final manuscript . Candidates shall be registered for three or more credit hours during the semester they defend . and Defense The student shall consult with the committee advisor to schedule the dissertation defense at least six weeks before the end of the semester the candidate intends to graduate . pass with qualification.D . The student determines the current state of knowledge and identifies unsolved aspects of the topic . The Graduate Student shall complete a minimum of 12 credit hours of course work. or a fail . he/she selects one of the unsolved problems and develops an idea. Abstract 2 . which might lead to an acceptable solution by means of experimental and/or analytical research . concise. Examination. The proposal should be double spaced and approximately 20 typewritten pages . The proposal includes an extensive literature survey . The copy given to Committee Members should be a clean. 42 . preliminary results. It is assumed that the student has consulted regularly with the advisor in the course of preparing his/her dissertation so that the contents of the dissertation have already been approved . The student shall provide a copy of the dissertation to each committee member at least three weeks before the examination date . Introduction 3 .

_____ Fall Applicants must attend the Department Orientation Meeting (Spring and Summer applicants should see the Academic Program Specialist before the semester starts) . 1 .D . program .D. International students must contact the International Center and file for a Vacation semester if not enrolling . candidacy without a master’s degree is facilitated through application to the Departmental Graduate Education Committee after a minimum of 18 graduate credits has been taken as a master’s candidate . 5 . To register for the next semester these forms must submitted before class numbers are given out . _____ Download “A Handbook for Thesis and Dissertations” from the Theses Editor (www .php) .gradschool .Ph. The recommendation of the potential Ph . The recommendation of the Master’s committee .D . Graduate Handbook 43 .D . International students must reapply for admission for the semester returning to school if they are not enrolled for Fall or Spring semester .utah .edu/thesis/index . 3 . _____ If needed submit Change of Supervisory Committee Form . As a minimum. Timeline This checklist is to be used so you will know when to complete forms and when they are due. _____ Domestic students who will not be registering for Fall or Spring semester need to complete the Leave of Absence form . 4 . Requirements for Candidates without a Master’s Degree All entering graduate students with a BS degree in Civil Engineering or a related field who express a desire to pursue the Ph . 2 . program . This is submitted for every semester that registration does not occur . advisor . A written statement containing a brief outline of the PhD Dissertation proposal . 3 .S .D . The Graduate Education Committee will evaluate the application based on: 1 . program are first admitted to the M . If approved. _____ During the first semester in the graduate program complete a Supervisory Committee Approval & Curriculum Development Plan (CD) . the student will be subject to the regulation and requirements of the Ph . a student will be required to complete 42 hours of approved coursework and 14 hours of dissertation credits . 2 . Admission to Ph .

11 . submit the Report of the Final Oral Examination for Ph .D . 8 .D .. _____ Submit three complete copies of your dissertation to the Thesis Editor for Thesis/ Graduation Release . The exam must be taken at least two semesters prior to the planned completion date and within three years of starting the PhD program . or M . Ed .. _____ After completing the required coursework schedule the Qualifying exam .6 . _____ Six weeks before the end of the semester intending to graduate. _____ Obtain signatures for Ph . and passed.D . Supervisory Committee Approval & Final Reading Approval . or M . 7 . Phil Degree and Recommendation for Admission to Candidacy after the exam is passed . The date to take the exam by November 1 for Spring Graduation February 1 for Summer Graduation June 1 for Fall Graduation Students need to be registered for 3 hours the semester they complete their Qualifying Exam . 9 . Ed . _____ Submit the Program of Study & Graduation Application by the dates listed above during the second to last semester of school . submit a final draft of the dissertation to the Thesis Editor for format approval .D .D . 10 . **Reminder: Students must be registered for at least 3 hours of classes the semester defended. _____ Schedule the thesis defense with the Supervisory Committee . ** When defended. Phil . Submit Report of the Qualifying Examination for the Ph .. Graduate Handbook 44 . Submit an acceptable draft of the thesis to the Supervisory Committee at least three weeks before the scheduled defense .

Completed Degree in 6 years Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes o o o o o No No No No No o o o o o . please check with your faculty adviser .Degree Layout All PhD students must meet the following course requirements . Some students may have more course requirements than listed here. Student’s committees may require additional credits to be taken . PhD Courses Minimum of 12 credit hours of courses are to be taken .12 Credit Hours Minimum Independent Study.14 Credit Hours Minimum 7000 Level Courses. Course Credits Grade Graduate Handbook 45 Other Requirements Thesis Research.3 Credit Hours Maximum Consecutive Registration for 2 semesters (full time) Time Limit.

physics. more diversified and broad knowledge gained through dual degrees. As you can see the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program is the place to be. Our program is unique in offering comprehensive but condensed minor in nuclear engineering (can be completed in 3 semesters) and a unique graduate program with various options (the graduate program is under revision at the time of preparation of this catalog) . national laboratories. The nuclear engineering jobs are found not just in nuclear industry. PhD Chair Professor and Director Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP) 46 . and chemistry . The facilities includes one of thirteen (13) TRIGA reactors operating at a university in the nation . The program houses great laboratories and facilities . waste management. The relevant disciplines are mainly: civil and environmental engineering. space engineering. electrical engineering. nuclear power plants and associated facilities. An even higher demand is for students in the other disciplines to complete master and or doctoral degrees in nuclear engineering . the 21st century projects a demand for different profiles. Although the standard nuclear engineers are expected to have a college degree in nuclear engineering. Welcome!! NUCLEAR ENGINEERING PROGRAM Tatjana Jevremovic. computer science. or national labs. computer engineering. are facing a huge wave of retirees in addition to the renaissance of nuclear engineering and science that is bringing a new demand for long-term. The program also offers professional training to be a Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) . This is one of our major advantages in preparing graduates for nuclear workforce. chemical engineering. such as a combination of a major in any relevant discipline with the minor in nuclear engineering . radiopharmaceutical industry. bioengineering. materials engineering.Welcome to the Nuclear Engineering Program at the University of Utah (UNEP) Nuclear industry. at nuclear power plants. mechanical engineering. as well as universities. but nuclear engineers are in demand in nuclear medicine. a hands-on experience and practical understanding of nuclear engineering field . homeland security. government agencies. profitable nuclear engineering careers both as workers and as entrepreneurs . and the fuel cycle (to mention just a few) .

Develop. and innovation for the benefit of the State of Utah and the world . and maintain internal connections between nuclear engineering. electrical. ated disciplines . and the world . computer. homeland security and the infrastructure . bioengineering. Vision Statement Mission Statement Provide active service to industry. metallurgical.UNEP Mission Provide strong a education program of the highest quality to undergraduate and graduate students in the state. UNEP Vision Maintain a high quality of undergraduate and graduate programs attracting outstanding students from the state. provide innovative Pursuit of excellence in preparing engineers to solutions to the world’s challenges in sustaining the environment Perform fundamental and applied research advancing solutions to nuclear industry. nation. national labs and government that depend upon nuclear engineering and associProvide high quality education in engineering and leadership. strengthen. environmental. and the School of Medicine at the University of Utah . and the world . 47 . This includes providing training for the Senior Reactor Operators . nation. astronomy. life-long learning opportunities. chemical. physics. medicine. and space engineering . materials. Engage faculty in forefront research in nuclear engineering including innovative nuclear engineering education . civil. chemistry.

Required Courses Core Courses Course Number Credit [Offered] Hours NUCL 3000 [Fall] NUCL 3100 [Spring] NUCL 3200 [Spring] NUCL 4000 [Fall/Spring} 3 3 3 1 Course Title Nuclear Principles in Engineering & Science Neutron-Based Engineering Radiochemistry with Laboratory I UNEP Seminar Grade Nuclear Engineering Optional Courses Course Number Credit Hours Course Title Grade 48 . optical microscopy laboratory. total of 12 credit hours and two more courses (a total of six (6) credit hours) either from the list of UNEP courses or major courses approved by the UNEP Director . nation and the world . clean room. Requirements The UNEP minor in Nuclear Engineering requires eighteen (18) credit hours and enrolling in UNEP Seminars . Our program is unique because of facilities housed by UNEP: the research reactor TRIGA. The Minor in Nuclear Engineering was developed to respond to the expectations imposed by the nuclear industry and government agencies in preparing a new generation of nuclear engineers for diversified jobs in the state of Utah. measurement laboratory and advanced computational platform available to all students . About the Minor There are currently less than 50 universities in the United States that offer undergraduate or graduate degrees in Nuclear Engineering . The minor requires 18 credits and can be completed in three (3) semesters . radiochemistry laboratories. The graduate program has been around since the late1960’s .Nuclear Engineering Minor The Minor in Nuclear Engineering is the only undergraduate eduaction in nuclear engineering in the state of Utah and is starting Fall 2010 . Check with your department to see if any of the core courses may be counted towards your technical electives . The Minor requires four (4) core courses. The University of Utah is the only university in Utah currently providing a Nuclear Engineering degree .

mechanical engineering. Knowledge of importance to safeguard-related technologies. environmental engineering.UNEP Courses The graduate curriculum and the optional courses for the Minor in Nuclear Engineering are enriched with a number of new courses starting Fall 2010 . and experimental understanding of reactor physics using TRIGA reactor and modern technologies . nuclear forensics and special nuclear material detections. chemistry. Fundamental principles and concepts of neutron based engineering with hands-on-experience. quantum mechanics. With these changes our program is filling the competency gaps in nuclear engineering and science education for the 21st century: (a) Nuclear principles in engineering and science connecting the concepts in physics. These courses are modern. electrical engineering biology. Theoretical. bioengineering. Basic knowledge and experimental learning pertaining to radiochemistry and radioactive waste engineering. (b) (c) (d) (e) NUCL 3000/5030: Nuclear Principles in Engineering and Science NUCL 3100/5031: Introduction to Neutron-Basted Engineering NUCL 3200/5032: Radiochemistry with Laboratory I [Cross-listed with CHEM 3200] NUCL 4000/6040: Nuclear Engineering & Science Using TRIGA NUCL 5999/6999/7999: UNEP Seminar Series NUCL 4200: Radiochemistry with Laboratory II NUCL 4300: Nuclear Bio-Medicine NUCL 4400: Nuclear Material Detections Using TRIGA NUCL 4900: Research in Nuclear Engineering & Science NUCL 5000: Health Physics NUCL 5100: Reactor Physics NUCL 5200: Nuclear Power NUCL 5300: Nuclear Safeguards for 21st Century NUCL 5900: Research in Nuclear Engineering & Science NUCL 6100: Nuclear Environmental Engineering NUCL 6200: Nuclear Material Detections Using TRIGA II NUCL 6300: Radioactive Waste Engineering NUCL 6400: Computational Reactor Physics NUCL 6500: Computational/Experimental Nuclear Bio-Medicine 49 Nuclear Engineering 49 . computational. radiation transport. mathematics. fulfilling the expectations of the government agencies in preparing the new generation of nuclear engineers. computational science and engineering. nuclear medicine and health physics.

Check out the Utah Nuclear Engineering website for all new updates (www . Research Focus Areas The following are research areas in which the UNEP is currently participating .Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program UNEP offers an independent graduate program in nuclear engineering . visualizations FPGA design for neutron simulations and modeling Nuclear materials detection Novel approaches in advancing the cancer treatment Retrospective dose methodologies Radiation hardening Radiochemistry Radiobiology Environmental transport and monitoring of Radionuclides Nuclear archaeometry/forensics Nuclear safeguards Modern teaching methods.nuclear . numerical and experimental research . simulations. If you have a specific area that you are interested in and you do not find it listed below you can check out the program website . • • • • • • • • • • • • Advanced reactor modeling. The requirements for Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are under revision in 2010 with the goal to modernize the content of the program to meet the expectations of the revitalized nuclear industry in the state of Utah. development of experiment of experimental teaching tools for nuclear engineering Nuclear Engineering 50 . As a graduate student you will be enrolled in a research area including theoretical. nation and the world .edu) .utah .

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is made possible by an endowment from the Clyde Companies 5820 Project Scheduling.edu .List of Courses Offered The following is the current list of courses being offered by the CvEEN Department . Engineering 6120 Numerical Methods Applications in CvEEN 6210 Structural Analysis II 6220 Concrete Design II 6225 Concrete Material Science 6230 Steel Design II 6235 Bridge Design 6240 Reinforced Masonry/Timber Design 6250 Dynamics of Structures and Earthquake Engineering 6260 Applied Probability and Statistics 52 COURSES LIST OF . is made possible by a partial endowment from Jacobsen Construction 5830 Project Management and Contract Administration. is made possible by an endowment from Floyd & Jeri Meldrum 5850 Engineering Law and Contracts 5920 Special Topics (1 to 4) 5930 Independent Study (1 to 5) 6110 GIS Applications in Civil & Enviro . Engineering 5210 Structural Analysis II 5220 Concrete Design II 5230 Steel Design II 5240 Reinforced Masonry/Timber Design 5305 Introduction to Foundation Engineering 5420 Open-Channel Flow 5510 Highway Design 5530 Quantitative Methods in Transportation Operation 5555 Engineering Seminar 5560 Transportation Planning 5570 Pavement Design 5605 Environmental II 5610 Water Chemistry and Laboratory Analysis 5810 Cost Estimating and Proposal Writing. www .utah . To find the course descriptions please go to the Online Course Catalog off of the University of Utah website. 1000 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering 2010 Statics 2020 Dynamics 2130 Statistics/Economics 2140 Strength of Materials 2240 Surveying and Global Positioning 3000 Junior Seminar 3100 Technical Communication for Engineers 3210 Structural Loads and Analysis 3310 Geotechnical Engineering I 3410 Hydraulics 3510 Civil Engineering Materials 3520 Transportation Engineering 3610 Introduction to Environmental Engineering I 4000 Senior Seminar 4221 Concrete I 4222 Steel I 4410 Engineering Hydrology 4890 Cooperative Education 4910 Professional Practice and Design 4999 Honors Thesis/Project 5110 GIS Applications in Civil & Enviro .

is made possible by a partial endowment from Jacobsen Construction 6830 Project Management and Contract Administration. 7260 Seismic Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Buildings 7310 Advanced Foundation Engineering . is made possible by an endowment from the Clyde Companies 6820 Project Scheduling. 7520 Transportation Safety . 7560 Advanced Construction Materials . 7540 Intelligent Transportation Systems . 7330 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering .6270 Computer-Aided Structural Analysis 6305 Introduction to Foundation Engineering 6310 Foundation Engineering 6320 Waste Containment Systems 6330 Soil Dynamics 6340 Advanced Geotechnical Testing 6350 Soil Improvement and Stabilization 6410 Watershed Modeling 6430 Stormwater Management and Design 6440 Water Distribution Systems Design 6450 Snow Hydrology 3430 Sustainable Urban Water Engineering 6470 Surface Water Quality Prediction and Assessment 6480 Hydrotopia: Water Management in the West 6490 Water and Wastewater Lab Practices 6510 Highway Design 6530 Quantitative Methods in Transportation Operation 6540 Community Transportation 6550 Pavement Distress and Rehabilitation 6555 Engineering Seminar 6560 Transportation Planning 6570 Pavement Design 6600 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering 6603 Biochemical Engineering 6604 Biochemical Engineering Laboratory 6605 Environmental II 6610 Water Chemistry and Laboratory Analysis 6630 Ecological Systems and Engineering 6650 Design of Biologicial Treatment Processes 6660 System Dynamics and Environmental Policy 6810 Cost Estimating and Proposal Writing. 7545 Transportation Modeling . 7360 Advanced Soil Mechanics . 7570 Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation . 7410 Flood Modeling and Simulation 7420 Water Resources Field Measurements 7430 Advance Subsurface hydrologic Modeling 7470 Systems Analysis Applications in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. 7550 Transportation Infrastructure Maintenance . is made possible by an endowment from Floyd & Jeri Meldrum 6850 Engineering Law 6920 Advanced Topics (1 to 6) 6930 Advanced Independent Study (1 to 5) 6970 Thesis Research: Master’s (1 to 9) 6980 Faculty Consultation (1 to 3) 7225 Prestressed Concrete Design 7230 Advanced Topics in Steel Design 7240 Structural Dynamics 7250 Structural Earthquake Engineering 7255 Advanced Dynamics of Structures . List of Courses Offered 53 .

The following is the current list of courses being offered by UNEP . 7690 Design of Industrial Water and Wastewater Systems. 7630 Wastewater Treatment and Microbiology Lab 7680 Design of Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems.edu . To find the course descriptions please go to the Online Course Catalog off of the University of Utah website.D . www .7580 Advanced Technical Communication 7590 Public Transportation Systems .D . 7920 Advanced Topics (1 to 6) 7930 Advanced Independent Study (1 to 5) 7970 Thesis Research: Ph . 7620 Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes for Water Quality Control. (1 to 9) 7980 Faculty Consultation (1 to 3) 7990 Continuing Registration: Ph . 7610 Advanced Bioprocess Systems.utah . 3000 Nuclear Principles in Engineering and Science 3100 Introduction to Neutron-Based Engineering 3200 Radiochemistry with Laboratory I 4000 Nuclear Engineering & Science Using TRIGA 4300 Nuclear Bio-Medicine 4900 Research in Nuclear Engineering & Science 5000 Health Physics 5100 Reactor Physics 5900 Research in Nuclear Engineering and Science 5999 UNEP Seminar Series 6060 Reactor Operation and Regulatory Policy I 6061 Reactor Operation and Regulatory Policy II 6999 UNEP Seminar Series List of Courses Offered 54 .

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| Salt Lake City. UT 84112-0561 Phone No: (801) 581-6931 | Fax No: (801) 585-5477 .Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 110 South Central Campus Dr .

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