2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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Nadim Wehbe, Department Head
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 120
E-mail: lisa.enstad@sdstate.edu



Suzette Burckhard, Allen Jones, Richard Reid, Christopher Schmit, Francis Ting, Nadim Wehbe

Assistant Professors

Rouzbeh Ghabchi, Guanghui Hua, Mostafa Tazarv, Junwon Seo


Zachary Gutzmer, Kyungnan Min


Delvin DeBoer, M. Nadim Hassoun, Dwayne Rollag, Ali Selim, Arden Sigl, Charles Tiltrum


Civil Engineering includes the location, design, construction, and the operation and maintenance of highways, airports, buildings, bridges, dams, water supply and distribution systems, waste water collection systems and treatment plants, irrigation and drainage systems, river and harbor improvements and many other infrastructure facilities essential in modern life. Civil Engineers are responsible for all aspects of the world’s infrastructure. The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department’s mission is to provide a highly respected, rigorous, practical education for our students, oriented toward problem solving through the integration of education, research and lifelong learning. In fulfillment of this mission the Department has established the following program educational objectives that describe the expected accomplishments of our graduates after graduation.

Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives: The civil engineering program at South Dakota State University is committed to preparing students to achieve the following educational objectives within five years beyond the baccalaureate degree.

  1. Graduates will have obtained professional licensure or specialized certification.
  2. Graduates will have engaged in professional development and life-long learning through earning advanced degrees, attending continuing education forums, or active participation in professional organizations.
  3. Graduates will have become actively involved in their profession, communities, and global society with a trajectory towards leadership positions.



Graduate Programs*

  • Civil Engineering (M.S.)
  • Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Geospatial Science & Engineering (Ph.D.)

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities & Services

The Civil and Environmental Engineering department is housed in Crothers Engineering Hall and maintains over 18,000 square feet of classroom and laboratory space dedicated to undergraduate instruction and research experience, as well as testing laboratories for research and sponsored projects. This includes the Lohr Structures Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab, HDR Environmental Lab, Geotechnical Lab, Concrete Lab, Structural Materials Lab, Bituminous Lab, Design Studio Laboratories and Student Computer Lab.

Student Support & Engagement Opportunities

Additionally, the program strives to assist students in developing a commitment to high standards of professional conduct by maintaining a strong, active American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter Program, promoting summer, cooperative education, and internship employment experiences in civil engineering.

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