Nadim Wehbe, Department Head
Guanghui Hua, Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 310, Box 2219
The MSCE program offers courses, design, and research activities within Civil and Environmental Engineering that are related to structural, transportation, geotechnical, water resources, hydrology, hydraulics and environmental engineering, as well as engineering mechanics. Students can pursue an MS degree under a thesis, design paper, or coursework only option.
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.
- Graduates will have obtained professional licensure or specialized certification.
- 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.
- Graduates will have become actively involved in their profession, communities, and global society with a trajectory towards leadership positions.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students should be able to:
- Apply principles of engineering analysis and design to solve problems in civil engineering.
- Design and evaluate civil engineering systems to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
- Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
- Assess and reflect personal values in relation to ethical dilemmas within the civil engineering profession.
- One of the following
- Carry out an engineering research project and provide written documentation in the form of a thesis. (Option A)
- Develop an engineering design and provide written documentation in the form of a design paper. (Option B)
- Provide written documentation in the form of a learning portfolio detailing how you have met 1, 2, and 3. (Option C)
Course Delivery Format
The program offers course, design, and research activities within Civil and Environmental Engineering that are related to structural, transportation, geotechnical, water resources, hydrology, hydraulics, and environmental engineering, as well as areas of engineering mechanics in classroom, laboratory, and field based settings.
Facilities and Services
The Civil and Environmental Engineering department is housed in Crothers Engineering Hal 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, Capstone Design Studio and Student Computer Lab
Student Support and Engagement Opportunities
The department provides outreach and services through the American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter Program.