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CE (Civil Engineering)
499
032592
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Undergraduate Research Thesis in Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
UG Research in CCEE
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering (14CE)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
1-3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Research3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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Rudolf Seracino
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research1010NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Senior standing. Departmental Approval Required.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14CEBSBachelor of Science in Civil EngineeringElective
14ENEBSBachelor of Science in Environmental EngineeringElective
14CONBSBachelor of Science in Construction EngineeringElective
Faculty mentored research related to civil, construction or environmental engineering. A plan of work is required describing the independent research culminating in a thesis. Presentation at the NC State Undergraduate Research Symposium, or other similar venue, may be included. The student must identify a research advisor from within the CCEE faculty. Departmental approval is required.

Participation in research activities by undergraduate students in Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering is encouraged and several programs are already in place to support participation. Currently, students may enroll in CE498, a 3 credit hour S/U graded Independent Study course, in which an 'honors thesis' will be completed. However, there is no opportunity for this course to count towards completion of their degree. The introduction of this course (CE499) will formalize the "undergraduate research thesis" option with a letter graded course that is integrated in elective lists for all three degree audits administered by the department. It also complements the other undergraduate research initiatives in the department, and provides a formal opportunity for students interested in graduate school to receive credit for undergraduate research participation.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
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Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
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Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

Students will select faculty from within the CCEE department to serve as their mentor for the research project. By signing the research contract faculty are confirming their willingness and availability to mentor the student. Faculty serving as a mentor are doing so voluntarily in addition to their regular course load.

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Student Learning Outcomes

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TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
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