Civil Engineering

http://www.uwplatt.edu/ce

Department Chair: Max L. Anderson
Office: 141 Ottensman Hall
Phone: 608-342-1543
Contact: Samuel Owusu-Ababio
Office: 136 Ottensman Hall
Phone: 608-342-1554
E-mail: owusu@uwplatt.edu
Professors:
Max L. Anderson
Thomas B. Nelson
Samuel Owusu-Ababio
Lisa A. Riedle
Associate Professor:
Mark Meyers
Philip Parker
Michael R. Penn
Robert L. Schmitt
Assistant Professors:
Christina Curras
Matthew Roberts
Michael Thompson
Lecturer:
Larry L. Austin
Program Assistant:
Diane M. Hardyman

Majors:

Civil Engineering
Construction Emphasis
Geotechnical Engineering Emphasis
Environmental Engineering Emphasis
Structural Engineering Emphasis
Transportation Engineering Emphasis

About The Department & Major

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers two bachelor of science degrees: civil engineering and environmental engineering. The civil engineering degree requirements include completion of one of the emphases: construction, environmental, structural, geotechnical, or transportation. The environmental engineering degree requirements provide a background in all of the major areas of environmental engineering.

The Civil Engineering program at UW-Platteville gives students a broad background in all areas of Civil Engineering, while permitting specialization in the senior year. Practical applications are emphasized with sufficient theory so that the individual can grow with the future as new materials, methods and designs develop. The program has outstanding laboratory and computer facilities where all students gain valuable hands-on practical experience. The use of computers is integrated throughout the curriculum from freshman through senior year to collect information, analyze data, and to develop plans for projects.

Civil Engineers plan, design, and supervise construction of facilities that serve people. These facilities include highways that connect our nation's cities, airports that serve travelers, bridges that span our rivers and harbors, dams and levees that control floods and supply water for cities, and wastewater treatment plants that protect the environment. Civil Engineers also work with architects to design and supervise construction of buildings.

The civil engineering design process begins with the accumulation and analysis of basic information about a project. This information may include the topography and geology for a highway; the flood history of a river that must be bridged or dammed; population growth projections and water usage; laboratory analysis of construction materials; or pollution surveys of air, land and water. Using this information, civil engineers apply their knowledge of science and engineering design to meet a project's requirements, assuring its successful completion.

Civil & Enviromental Engineering Program Objectives:

Our goal is to provide students with a professional practice-oriented educational background that will enable them to enter and succeed in their future careers. Specifc objectives for attaining this goal are:

  1. Successfully apply technical knowledge to solve engineering problems.
  2. Effectively and accurately communicate technical information orally and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate progress towards obtaining professional engineering licensure.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 134 credits
Major Studies 103 credits

Civil Engineering Major (103 credits)

Civil Engineering Technical Electives

(All students must complete one of the following areas with a minimum of 14 credits)

Construction Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Any two of the following courses

Structural Engineering

Transportation Engineering

Any three of the following courses

* Any 4000 level CIVILENG class

Program Requirements: A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all courses which are prerequisites for other CIVILENG courses.

Environmental Engineering

http://www.uwplatt.edu/enve

Department Chair: Max L. Anderson
Office: 141 Ottensman Hall
Phone: 608-342-1543
E-mail: andermax@uwplatt.edu
Professors:
Max L. Anderson
Thomas B. Nelson
Samuel Owusu-Ababio
Lisa A. Riedle
Associate Professor:
Mark Meyers
Philip Parker
Michael R. Penn
Robert L. Schmitt
Assistant Professors:
Christina Curras
Matthew Roberts
Michael Thompson
Lecturer:
Larry L. Austin
Program Assistant:
Diane M. Hardyman

About The Department & Major

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville offers an environmental engineering program which provides a balance between basic science, engineering science and engineering design. The purpose of the curriculum is to develop in each student a thorough understanding of the underlying environmental principles in the basic sciences along with practical applications in engineering design. Although emphasis is placed upon learning the fundamentals, each student will be encouraged to develop excellent technical and communication skills, become broadly educated, and become a productive member of our society.

The environmental engineering program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is designed to give students a broad background in all areas of environmental engineering. These include water and wastewater treatment, environmental and occupational health, solid waste management, water resources, environmental modeling and environmental chemistry. Completion of the program at UW-Platteville provides a background in all of these areas. Practical applications are emphasized with sufficient theory so that the individual can develop innovative solutions as new problems are encountered.

Environmental engineering is the application of scientific and engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health, for the protection of nature's beneficial ecosystems and biodiversity, and for environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life. Through education and experience, environmental engineers develop an understanding of the earth's biological, chemical, physical, and geological systems. They use this information to develop engineering plans for solutions to environmental problems caused by pollution. They also develop pollution prevention plans to keep environmental problems from developing in the first place.

Environmental engineers conduct studies of streams, lakes, air, soil, and ground water that are polluted to determine the extent and severity of contamination. These environmental measurements provide the basis for engineers to design treatment and remediation processes to remove and/or degrade pollutants. Environmental scientists and environmental engineers work together with city or county officials, regulatory officials, consultants, and nearby residents to achieve a solution to pollution problems.

Civil & Enviromental Engineering Program Objectives:

Our goal is to provide students with a professional practice-oriented educational background that will enable them to enter and succeed in their future careers. Specifc objectives for attaining this goal are:

  1. Successfully apply technical knowledge to solve engineering problems.
  2. Effectively and accurately communicate technical information orally and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate progress towards obtaining professional engineering licensure.

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for Graduation 132 credits
Major Studies 98 credits

Environmental Engineering Major (98 credits)

Environmental Engineering Technical Electives (9 credits)

Program Requirements: A grade of "C" or higher must be earned in all courses which are prerequisites for other CIVILENG courses.