Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science, School of Engineering

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Department Overview

The mission of the Benedictine College School of Engineering is to provide a multidisciplinary engineering undergraduate education built on an authentically Catholic liberal arts foundation. Graduates of the program will be professionals who are excellent problemsolvers, committed to the highest ethical standards, and proficient communicators. They will understand the role of engineering as a profession and their duty, as engineers, to promote the common good of society.

Degree Objectives

  • Balanced & Responsible: Graduates will maintain a balanced lifestyle pursuing what is good, true, and beautiful. As they live out their vocation, they will contribute significantly to personal, family, workplace, community, and church endeavors.
  • Competent & Creative: Graduates will demonstrate technical knowledge and expertise in their profession and will innovate beyond the state of the art.
  • Communicate & Lead: Graduates will demonstrate interpersonal and professional skills so as to effectively lead teams and projects of substantial size.

Career Opportunities*

  • The median annual wage for civil engineers was $84,770 in May 2017.
  • Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Civil Engineers

Contact

Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7961

Westerman Hall

Department Website

  • Juan Carlos Araque, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Sean Bauer
    Lab Manager
  • Michael Berry
    Assistant Professor
  • Scott Blonigen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Myron Fanton
    Assistant Professor
  • Peter Merkle, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Darrin Muggli, Ph.D.
    Professor & Department Chair
  • Scott Newbolds, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Patrick O’Malley, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Charlene Smith
    Adjunct Lecturer
  • Steve Spencer
    Assistant Professor
  • Charles Sprouse III, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor

Freshman Year

ENGR-1200Introduction to Engineering2
PHYS-2100Classical Physics I4
CHEM-1200General Chemistry I3
CHEM-1201General Chemistry I Lab1
MATH-1300Calculus I4
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
GNST-1000BC Experience1
Total16
ENGR-1100Technical Drawing2
PHYS-2110Classical Physics II4
CHEM-1210General Chemistry II3
CHEM-1211General Chemistry II Lab1
MATH-1350Calculus II4
ENGL-1010English Composition3
Total17

Sophomore Year

ENGR-2000Computer App in Engineering2
ENGR-2300Statics3
CIVL-2130/40General Surveying/Lab3
MATH-2300Calculus III4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Total18
ENGR-2310Dynamics3
ENGR-2320Mechanics of Materials3
MATH-3100Differential Equations3
Aesthetic Experience3
CIVL-2020Intro to Digital Terrain Modeling1
PHIL-3250Ethics3
EXSCActivity Course1
Total17

Junior Year

CIVL-3510Structural Mechanics4
ENGR-3150Statistical Data Analysis4
ENGR-3300Fluid Mechanics3
THEO-2000Christian Moral Life3
CIVL-4120Soil Mechanics3
Total17
CIVL-4510Steel Design3
CIVL-4310Environmental Engineering3
CIVL-4230Hydraulic Engineering3
Historical Foundation3
CIVL-4140Foundation Engineering3
Faith Foundation3
Total18

Senior Year

CIVL-4600Civil Engineering Design I2
CIVL-4530Reinforced Concrete3
ENGR-3400Engineering Lab I2
Foreign Language4
CIVL-4210Hydrology3
Total17
CIVL-4610Civil Engineering Design II2
Basic Science Elective4
CIVL-4160Transportation Engineering3
CIVL-3010Soil Mech. & Civil Materials Lab2
Foreign Language4
ENGR-3170Engineering Econ. & Society3
Total18

Final Semester

CIVL-4700Civil Engineering Seminar1
CIVL-3020Env. & Hyd. Engineering Lab2
CIVL-COMPSenior Comp Examinationcr
Engineering Elective3
Civil Engineering Technical Elective3
Philosophical Inquiry3
Historical Foundation3
Aesthetic Experience3
Total18

Total Program Credits: 156

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