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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Civil Engineering

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School of Science & Engineering


Chair: Associate Professor Kuszmaul
Associate Professor Veletzos
Assistant Professors Asgari, Carlson, Kaklamanos, and Rahman

The Civil Engineering Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

The program prepares students to take a responsible leadership role in shaping the future of our highly technical society. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad range of courses in mathematics, the basic sciences, the engineering sciences, the humanities and social sciences, as well as the civil engineering disciplines. The B.S. Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare exceptional engineers.

Program Education Objectives

Exceptional civil engineers are highly competent problem solvers, who thirst for knowledge, communicate effectively, and seek to make the world a better place. We believe that alumni of our program:

  • Successfully address and resolve problems in a professional position and/or through pursuit of a graduate or professional degree;
  • Continue to learn and develop professionally;
  • Communicate effectively, and eventually pursue a leadership role in their chosen field; and
  • Dedicate their professional knowledge and skills to meet the needs of their community and society in general.

As a result, our alumni are exceptional professionals, problem solvers, and civil engineers.

Minor. No minor is offered in civil engineering.

Departmental Academic Policies

  • In order to satisfy the prerequisite requirements for any mathematics, science, or engineering courses, students must achieve a grade of “C-” or higher in the prerequisite course. (This policy applies to all students beginning the B.S.C.E. program on or after Fall 2016.)

Cooperative Education Program in Civil Engineering

The problems facing our society in the first decade of the new century, demand engineering graduates who have an educational background based on sound scientific and economic principles, as well as having an appreciation of, and acquaintance with, engineering practice in their field. This interlocking of theory and practice is provided in Merrimack College’s cooperative education program in civil engineering by the blending of academic studies and practical professional experience. The co-op calendar for the student majoring in civil engineering is designed as a five-year program. Alternating between academic semesters and work periods lasting one or two semesters begins after the sophomore year and continues until the end of the program.

Since the firms employing cooperative education students offer a wide variety of practical training and many lines of specialization, students are afforded the opportunity to secure work in the field in which they are most interested. Although the cooperative plan does not guarantee work or advantage set level of compensation, every effort is made to place students to their best educational and financial advantage. Co-op students receive a salary directly from the employers at the prevailing rate in the industry, office or shop in which they are employed. By the time they graduate, students have received valuable training in several departments of one or more companies.

The cooperative education staff monitors the program closely, making frequent visits to the students’ workplaces to insure that the work experience benefits both students and the employing companies. Through interviews with company officials, coordination of the work experience with school curricula is maintained and adjustments in types of work assignments, salaries, and other relevant matters are made.


    Bachelor of Science


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