The Department of Civil Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.). The undergraduate program prepares students for immediate employment as engineers or for graduate study.
Scope and Purpose:
This collection is established to support the Curriculum and research of the civil engineering department. Information resources describing the mechanics of transportation, engineering mechanics, materials for engineering and construction, surveying, structural engineering, engineering geology, foundations, tunneling, environmental engineering, hydraulics, bridge engineering, and building construction should be collected at the research level. Works describing the legal aspects, engineering in general, technology in general, highway engineering, railway construction, cement industries, and general aspects of civil engineering should be collected at the initial study level.
The department of civil engineering offers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctor of philosophy degrees. The undergraduate program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The undergraduate program prepares students for immediate employment or graduate study. Civil engineering is the only major offered by the department. The undergraduate program requires courses in chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, engineering core courses (which include FORTRAN, materials science, introduction to engineering, statics, mechanics of solids, basic electrical engineering, engineering graphics, dynamics, thermal science, and fluid mechanics), surveying, structures, soil mechanics, water supply and waste disposal, hydraulics, transportation engineering, engineering materials, hydrology, and construction administration. The Curriculum permits specialization in environmental engineering, foundation engineering, hydraulic engineering, structural engineering, or transportation engineering. The master's program offers either a thesis or non-thesis option. Both options require fifteen credits of civil engineering course work and three credits of approved mathematics or science courses. The thesis option requires six credits of approved electives and six credits for the thesis. The non-thesis option requires twelve credits of approved electives and two credits of work on a special problem. The doctoral program requires 90 credits of graduate work which includes 60 credits of course work and 30 credits for dissertation. Graduate level courses in civil engineering include advanced mechanics of materials, structures, finite element analysis, composite mechanics, soil and rock mechanics, foundations, water and wastewater treatment, advanced fluid mechanics, coastal engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, advanced engineering materials, elasticity, plasticity, and advanced geotechnical testing.
There is no geographical limit for included subjects. The primary geographical areas included in the collection are the United States represented by about eighty percent of the collection and Europe and Japan comprising most of the remainder.
This collection is exclusively in English.
Period of Coverage:
The emphasis for acquisition will be recent publications and retention will be limited to imprints of the most recent ten years for monographs in most instances; serials will be retained indefinitely.
General works are collected at the initial study level. Professional works, journals, proceedings, standards, and data compilations are collected at the research level.
Printed Formats including microform should comprise about ninety-five percent of the collection. Computer software and audiovisual software make up the remainder of the collection.
The collections of Youngstown State University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and Kent State University may supply some journals and out-of-print monographs. The Center for Research Libraries will be used for foreign journals not in high demand.
Popular works are excluded from this collection.