Launch of Undergraduate Civil Engineering at Texas State University
September 5, 2019
This fall, Texas State University will begin offering a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Civil Engineering (CE).
Graduates will have a strong foundation in traditional CE principles, thus preparing them for licensure. Unlike other programs, the curriculum at Texas State was holistically built upon on the concept of Technology Enhanced Infrastructure (TEI).
TEI is the transdisciplinary adaptation of technology to bring Engineering, Science, Design, and Business programs together like never before.
Technologies, standards, protocols, and applications related to the general concept of ”Smart Devices”, “Smart Cities” and ”Smart Neighborhoods”
The CE curriculum has a holistic emphasis on connected sensors, data management, analytics, and asset management.
As students’ progress through the curriculum, they will study device programming, secure data transfer and storage, predictive analytic tools, and application-based maintenance protocols.
A survey of the profession indicates consulting firms are beginning to offer sensor driven life-cycle maintenance services for the systems they design.
The primary objective of this innovative undergraduate program is to prepare students to enter the civil engineering workforce with an ability to implement “smart technology” solutions.