Materials Undergraduate Education We offer two accredited majors, in civil engineering 1C and in environmental engineering science 1Eas well as a flexible unaccredited program 1A. The core curriculum introduces principles of earth systems and sustainability, provides a grounding in the fundamentals of solid and fluid mechanics, and incorporates project-based labs that teach the processes and skills involved in planning, design and construction. The curriculum provides students with both a rigorous foundation in theory and the practical, hands-on experience they need to succeed in the field. Graduate Education At the graduate level, CEE runs two very successful professional engineering programs, the Master of Engineering and the interdepartmental Master of Science in Transportation.
Unsuitable approach or insufficient depth for masters level Overall structure may lack balance in certain areas or fail to fully integrate all of the material.
Does not demonstrate understanding of the issues. Some evidence that concepts and theory have been understood. Incomplete Knowledge and understanding of the area of work.
Shows a grasp of the subject matter with possibly some confusion or gaps but none that is major, and a fair understanding of the concepts. Good mastery of the subject matter.
Research of topic and Analysis of material Possible inclusion of irrelevant information. Possible heavy reliance on course materials and text books with little or no evidence of own research or analysis. The attempt at analysis, synthesis and application of knowledge and concepts is competent but lacks depth, and may not have been integrated with the research.
A reasonable attempt at research, analysis, synthesis and application of the knowledge and concepts. The main analysis and outcomes were beyond question, but may be more limited in scope than required for a distinction. Sophisticated and critical manipulation and analysis of concepts and theoretical perspectives.
Depth of research and analysis exceeds what would normally be achieved by a masters level candidate Evaluation of findings. Reflection on findings, comments and thoughts on wider issues and implications Little evidence of reflective learning from the findings of the research and the analysis of the research findings.
Some evidence of sensible reflective comment on the evidence and materials used, although some of the conclusions drawn may be unsubstantiated.
There is appreciation of the main issues and the ability to make critical points and substantiate them. Reflection of the main issues leading to recommendations for improvement.
Reflection on findings may not consider the wider issues and implications The work is very well argued; all the main issues are explored and evaluated, and reflected upon. Presentation of portfolio work Poor or muddled presentation and structuring of arguments.
Diagrams, contents sheet, page numbering, references and bibliography poorly presented or missing. Overall structure may lack balance in certain areas or fail to fully integrate all of the material.
Diagrams, contents sheet, page numbering, and references may contain errors or show inconsistency. Well structured with good use of headings and sub-sections that show the development of a logical argument.
Well produced, with few grammatical and spelling errors. Well structured with excellent use of headings and sub-sections that show the development of a logical argument.
Diagrams are appropriately titled and referenced. Extremely professional showing the ability to communicate ideas concisely and effectively. Diagrams, tables, and References are properly cited and listed.
Marks provided by the lecturers during the course are indicative and are subject to adjustment by the external moderation process. Generally all outputs are correct.
Any minor discrepancies have been identified and discussed by the student. The modelling process is fully explained with reference to a clear system schematic showing the parts and constraint elements and a precise calculation of the system degrees of freedom.
All other calculations make use of clearly labelled free body diagrams and are presented using standard layouts and methods. The report is laid out in a professional manner with an initial summary, contents page and consistent use of figures and tables.
The explanations provided are concise and coherent. All areas outlined in the preceding procedure will have been addressed. There may be some errors in the outputs but these have been identified and discussed by the student.· The topic must be highly relevant to the module subject i.e.
focussed on an environmental sustainability issue. · Drill down into specific ‘sustainability’ topics and include a . Students in an environmental systems technology certificate program may select to focus on one of a variety of different specializations, such as retro-commissioning, air conditioning, and heating.
Upon admission to the Ph.D. program, the student's major professor in consultation with the Admissions Committee will determine whether a prior master's degree fulfills the Environmental Systems coursework requirement. Environmental Systems is a full-year college-preparatory course covering ecology, populations, water, air, soil, land, pollution, energy sources, wastes, sustainability, and environmental laws.
Pre-requisites are completion of Biology, Algebra I, and Chemistry (or concurrent registration). Links to archived prior versions of a course may be found on that course's "Other Versions" tab. Additionally, the Archived Civil and Environmental Engineering Courses page has links to every archived course from this department.
In environmental systems will be granted to students completing the “Environmental Policy” track within the major. A grade-point average of or higher in the upper-division major program is . Overview of Environmental Studies. Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary field of study that integrates the traditional sciences, such as biology, chemistry, ecology, and physics with the social sciences, such as business, sociology and economics. Schools offer environmental systems technology programs at the associate's degree level. Applicants need to have graduated high school or earned a GED certificate for admission to an associate's degree program. Schools consider courses in mathematics, physics and biology to be good preparation.
Many of the courses that are used to fulfill the requirements of the environmental systems major are offered by other departments and programs.
Most of these courses are offered on a regular basis. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes or contact the Environmental Systems office in order to obtain current information.