May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog & Student Handbook

Department of Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering


Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering

 Department Chair: Dr. Mary B. Vollaro, Professor

 
Degree Programs
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering​

Overview

Civil engineering students obtain a strong foundation in principles and practices to contribute to innovative solutions for a sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Students will gain technical depth in specific disciplines - geotechnical, structural, water resources, transportation, construction, and environmental - and use this knowledge to design functional infrastructure systems that address multifaceted sociotechnical challenges. In today’s world, students are presented with the opportunity to incorporate information technology driven innovation, such as building information modeling, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, and to offer pioneering solutions for massive societal challenges. Civil engineering students will be workforce ready with the technical knowledge and professional skills to adapt to our ever-changing environment, societal and political challenges, and emerging technologies.

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree program at Florida Polytechnic University provides a foundation in the holistic design of complex environmental systems with curriculum that applies science, analysis, and engineering design to environmental concerns to protect human health and the environment. The program applies traditional concepts and principals of engineering to create innovative solutions with hands-on, project-based learning in both laboratory and field implementation to topics related to pollution control, conservation practices, and real-life policy and ecosystems. The program offers elective courses in sustainability practices in engineering, water and wastewater treatment, environmental monitoring and testing, municipal solid and hazardous waste management, and geospatial assessment, as well as, applied research opportunities with real world implications.

Florida Common Prerequisites Civil Engineering

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM2045/2045L

  • or CHM X045C

  • or CHS X440/X440L

  • or CHS X440/CHMX045L

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& MAP 2302

  • or MAP X305

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C

  • or PHY X043/X048L

& PHY 2049/2049L

  • or PHY X049C

  • or PHY X044/X049L

Academic Learning Compact for Civil Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Program:

Civil Engineering

Purpose of the Program:

The Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at Florida Polytechnic University is designed to provide students core competencies in a range of civil engineering applications and facilitate student success through a comprehensive, liberal education foundation that complements students’ in-depth study of technical fields and principles and application of design. Civil Engineers from Florida Poly will graduate with the knowledge and skill to enter industry successfully or continue their education at the graduate level.

Graduates of the program will demonstrate the following:

Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will demonstrate the following:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Core Learning Outcomes:

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Civil Engineering Degree, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

 

X

 

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

X

 

 

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

 

 

X

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

 

X

 

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

X

 

X

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

 

X

 

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

X

X

 

 


 

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering

See Program Description   for full curriculum and additional details. 

Florida Common Prerequisites for Environmental Engineering

Students who started as freshmen at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

& MAC 2311

  • or MAC X281

& MAC 2312

  • or MAC X282

& MAC 2313

  • or MAC X283

& MAP 2302

  • or MAP X305

& CHM2045/2045L

  • or CHM X045C
  • or CHS X440/X440L

& CHM X046/CHMX046L

  • or CHM X046C

& PHY 2048/2048L

  • or PHY X048C
  • or PHY X043 & X048L

& PHY 2049/2049L

  • or PHY X049C
  • or PHY X044 & X049L

Academic Learning Compact for Environmental Engineering

Florida Polytechnic University’s Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major’s study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Environmental Engineering Degree, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

X

 

 

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

 

X

 

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

 

 

X

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

 

X

 

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

 

 

X

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

X

 

 

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

X