Civil engineering is the engineering of construction. The decisions that civil engineers make affect us every day, from the roads we drive on, to the buildings we live and work in, to the water we drink and the electricity we consume.
Brown's civil engineering program offers students the opportunity to choose one of two tracks: structures or environmental problems and planning.
Civil engineering as a standalone ABET accredited program will be available only to students entering Brown with the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Students entering with the class of 2017 with interest in structures will be able to concentrate in this discipline though the structural mechanics track within the ABET-accredited mechanical engineering program.
Students interested in environmental problems and planning are directed to the ABET-accredited program in chemical and biochemical engineering, and its program options in energy production and conversion and environmental issues and pollution prevention. Students may also consider the existing ABET-accredited mechanical engineering program in energy conversion
The educational objectives of the civil engineering program at Brown University are based on the mission of the institution, the possibilities that exist for a relatively small program, the capabilities and aspirations of the students, and regular surveys of how well our curriculum is serving our graduates. From these considerations we have established the following educational objectives.
- To provide an interdisciplinary foundation for distinctive careers, beginning with either entry level positions in structural and environmental areas of civil engineering or graduate study in these fields.
- To prepare graduates who are able to adapt to changing opportunities, both in engineering and in other professional and business pursuits.
- To motivate graduates for ethically responsible, lifelong commitments to learning and to service to the engineering community and society at large.
Prof. Janet Blume
UH407, B&H 741, x3-2313, x3-1498
Undergraduate Study Information
The concentration is composed of the following courses:
- Interdisiciplinary core courses for the Sc.B.
- Upper level engineering courses
- Advanced science course met by taking either Geological Sciences 1580 or 1590
- Four approved humanities courses
- Environmental Problems and Planning