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ITWS Concentration: Civil Engineering

For those entering the program Fall 2011 semester & beyond

Contact Person: Cara Wang

Students in this concentration can specialize in one of two areas.

The first involves the creation of 3-D and 4-D visualizations of buildings, bridges, highway systems and other kinds of civil systems. These virtual reality environments will be the essence of civil engineering design and construction in the coming millenium.

The second specialization focuses on the collection, analysis and dissemination of information concerning the operation of civil systems.

Required Courses:

Semester I Semester II

ITWS-1100 Introduction to Information Technology and Web Science

ENGR-1100 Introduction to Engineering Analysis

CSCI-1100 Computer Science I

MATH-1010 Calculus I

CSCI-1200 Data Structures

MATH-1020 Calculus II (Math Elective) (1)

ITWS-1220 IT and Society

Life Science Elective (BIOL-XXXX)

Semester III Semester IV

One of:
- ITWS-2961 Creativity and IT
- ITWS-496X IT for Arts and Performance

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2610 Computer Components & Operations and ENGR-2350 Embedded Control
- CSCI-2500 Computer Organization

MATH-2400 Intro to Differential Equations

ITWS-2110 Web Systems Development


ITWS-2210 Intro to Human Computer Interaction

One of: (1)
- ECSE-2660 Computer Arch, Networking and OS
- CSCI-2300 Introduction to Algorithms

Core Engineering Elective

ITWS-4200 Web Science

Semester V Semester VI

ITWS-4310 Managing IT Resources

Physical Science Elective (PHYS-XXXX)

Civil Engineering Concentration Elective

Civil Engineering Science Elective


ITWS Elective (one of):
- CSCI-4380 Database Systems
- MGMT-4170 Data Resource Managment

ENGR-2600 Modeling and Analysis of Uncertainty

Visualization Elective

Discipline Elective

Semester VII Semester VIII

One of: (3)
- ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone (Professional Track)
- ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track)

HASS Elective (2)

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

CIVL-4920 Civil Engineering Capstone Design

HASS Elective (2)

HASS Elective (2)

Free Elective

ITWS-4990 Senior Thesis (Research Track Only)

Students must satisfy an 8-credit communication requirement. See your advisor for details.

(1) Select either the three-course ECSE sequence or the two-course CSCI sequence. If the ECSE sequence is chosen, ENGR-2350 will replace one free elective slot. MoveITWS-2961/496X to Semester VII with a free elective. If the CSCI Sequence is chosen, your math elective in Semester II must be MATH-2800 Introduction to Discrete Structures. Please see you advisor regarding the math course required in Semester II . If a student is planning to apply to the co-terminal MS in IT program, they need to select the CSCI sequence.

(2) See HASS requirements

(3) Co-terminal students would replace ITWS-4100 Information Technology and Web Science Capstone with ITWS-4980 Special Projects course which will be the culminating experience.

Civil Engineering Science Elective (one of):
PHYS-1200 Physics II
ENGR-1600 Materials Science for Engineers
CHEM-1200 Chemistry II

Core Engineering Elective (one of):
ENGR-2530 Strength of Materials
ENGR-2250 Thermal and Fluids Engineering I
ENGR-2090 Engineering Dynamics
ENGR-4750 Engineering Economics and Project Management

Civil Engineering Concentration Elective (one of):
CIVL-2030 Introduction to Transportation Engineering
CIVL-2630 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
CIVL-2670 Introduction to Structural Engineering
ENVE-2110 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Visualization Elective (one of):
CIVL-XXXX Visualization of Continuous Systems
CIVL-YYYY Visualization of Discrete Systems

Discipline Elective:
Appropriate technical elective selected in consultation with faculty advisor.

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