CE 015

Instructors

     Dr. Asad Esmaeily
     Professor of Civil Engineering
     Phone: (785)-532-6063
     Email: asad@ksu.edu 

     Dr. Kyle Riding
     Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
     Phone: (785) 532-1578
     Email: riding@ksu.edu

Course Description

       CE 015 is like any other required course that all of the civil engineering students should take every semester enrolled as a civil engineering student. This course provides social activities and opportunities to develop leadership skills through involvement in the Kansas State University chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  CE 015 is a required, 0 credit hour course.

       Civil Engineering Assembly, sponsored by Kansas State University chapter of ASCE provides a broad introduction to the civil engineering profession.  Topics covered include career opportunities in civil engineering, professional and ethical responsibilities of the engineer, the importance of professional licensure and the need for lifelong learning and continuing education.  

Grading

       To earn credit for CE 015, students who are not members of the K-State Student Chapter of ASCE must attend a minimum of five Civil Engineering Assembly meetings, or attend a minimum of four assembly meetings and actively participate in at least one of the following activities:

1. ASCE Concrete Canoe Team

2. ASCE Steel Bridge Team

3. College of Engineering Open House

4. “Other” activities as approved by the course instructors

       Members of the K-State Student Chapter of ASCE must attend a minimum of four Civil Engineering Assembly meetings, or attend a minimum of three assembly meetings and actively participate in at least one of the four activities listed above. Students must turn in a signature card at the assembly to receive credit for attendance. 

What if I don’t attend enough assembly meetings to receive credit? 

       Students are required to earn credit for the CE 015 course each semester enrolled as a civil engineering student. Students who do not meet the aforesaid requirements will receive no-credit for the class for the semester and a hold will be placed on their iSIS account until credit is earned. The only way to make up this credit is to write a ten page research paper for each seminar missed during the semester. The topic for the paper must be approved in advance by a course instructor. Topics typically cover technical aspects of civil engineering that are of interest to the student.

Paper Requirements

The paper must be:

1) 10 pages     2) Double-spaced     3) 1” margins       4) 12 point font

5) Cover page and reference page that do not count towards 10 pages

6) At least 3 references from current journals or industry periodicals

7) Standard referencing format – either “name and date” or “numerical” method is allowed

8) Not submitted previously for a class assignment

To learn more, please see the CE 015 course syllabus and CE 015 Policies.