Civil Engineering


Topics to be collected include

  • mechanics and dynamics of structures,
  • materials for engineering and construction,
  • water quality,
  • highway, pavement, traffic, and
  • construction engineering.


Scope and Purpose:

This policy was established to support the Civil Engineering program offered by the Civil Engineering department. Works are purchased to support the curriculum and faculty research. Topics to be collected include (but are not limited to) mechanics and dynamics of structures, materials for engineering and construction, water quality, and highway, pavement, traffic, and construction engineering. These topics will be collected at the initial, advanced study, graduate study and research levels. Works that support the core curriculum for the program will be collected at the initial level.

Topics in other subject areas will be collected if they are related to the Civil Engineering curriculum or faculty research.


The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The undergraduate program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Areas of Study include structural engineering, water resources and hydraulic engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, and transportation engineering. There is a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Engineering as well.

The undergraduate program prepares the student for industry and advanced education. Teamwork, communication skills, and professional development are emphasized. The program strives to produce a highly competent engineer that behaves ethically. Undergraduates have general and civil engineering requirements. Core courses include the topics of thermal science, mechanics of and design using various materials, dynamics, and surveying, as well as introductory courses for each area of study. There are many electives available on the topics listed in the scope and purpose section.

The master's program offers either a thesis or non-thesis option. The aforementioned areas of study are applicable. Many of the undergraduate courses are available at the graduate level, as well as advanced study of these topics. Courses in foundation engineering, coastal engineering, numerical methods in geotechnical engineering, water treatment, chemical oxidation, rock mechanics, elasticity and plasticity are available.

Geographical Coverage:

There is no geographic limitation for this collection although the United States is represented by the bulk of the collection.


English is the only language collected.

Period Coverage:

Emphasis for acquisition is recent works. Older material will be retained if it supports the curriculum or research. Serials are kept indefinitely, where most material older than ten years will be sent to off-site storage.

Publication Types:

General works are collected at the initial study level. Professional works, textbooks, scholarly monographs, data compilations, journals, proceedings, societal transactions, symposia, codes, and standards are collected at the research level.


There is not a limitation on format; however, most will be paper, microform, and electronic resources.

Remote Sources:

Online books and journals are available via local subscription and OhioLINK. The Northeast Regional Depository will be used to store esoteric journals and monographs that have little use, as long as the items meet the depository storage rules.


Popular works are excluded from this collection.

Policy Revised: 25 Jul 2013