Students now have two options for completing senior departmental honors in civil engineering: a thesis option and a portfolio option.
Requirement: Completion of a research project. Students will be required to complete the following courses:
Outcome: An Honors Research Thesis and an oral defense of the thesis attended by the student's faculty advisor, CE Honors Program Coordinator and other interested faculty and students..
Requirement: Completion of a research proposal including any preliminary research needed to reasonably define the scope and methodology of the proposed research. The research project will have the scope of activity normally associated with an MS thesis. Students will be required to complete the following courses.
Outcome: A research proposal, including an introduction of the problem statement, literature review, research methodology and sufficient preliminary results to validate the intended study. The student will also be required to give a proposal presentation attended by the student's faculty advisor, CE Honors Program Coordinator and other interested faculty and students.
Requirement: Completion of four Honors Projects, typically one project completed each semester during a student's junior and senior years (enroll in courses listed below). If necessary, a student can complete multiple projects in a single semester to complete four projects in less than four semesters.
Outcome: Honors Portfolio, containing all completed Honors Projects, presented to the CE Honors Program Coordinator and participating faculty for review and comment.