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Forest Engineering - Civil Engineering Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Forestry | Forest Engineering, Resources and Management | Interdisciplinary Program Detail


The Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering program results in a BS degree in Forest Engineering and a BS degree in Civil Engineering. The BS degree in Forest Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, (http://www.abet.org). The BS degree in Civil Engineering is also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. The BS in Forest Engineering is also accredited by the Society of American Foresters. This unique five-year, double degree program is offered in cooperation with the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. This program begins with basic science and mathematics and progresses on through engineering science and forest science to arrive at professional-level courses in forest engineering that include surveying, soil and water resources, timber harvesting, operations analysis, road design, and planning. Graduates are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination.

In addition to the listed courses, all students are required to complete a total of six months of satisfactory employment in an area related to their major. This is usually accomplished by two or more summers of work, but it may include work during the academic year. An optional Cooperative Education program that includes two 6-month internships is available.

Students in the Cooperative Education program satisfy the six months satisfactory employment requirement by virtue of one internship. Work performance and personal conduct are thoroughly appraised by the College of Forestry.

Admission to the Pre-Professional Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering Program

Admission to the pre-professional program requires that a student be admitted as a degree-seeking undergraduate or post-baccalaureate level student at Oregon State University. Courses included in the first and sophomore years comprise a pre-professional program of study that produces a solid foundation for professional program studies at the junior, senior, and advanced degree levels. The pre-professional program may be taken at Oregon State University or at any accredited college or university that offers equivalent courses transferable to OSU in conjunction with foundation forestry available via OSU Ecampus.



Professional Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering Program

Students must be admitted to the professional forest engineering program following completion of the pre-professional forest engineering course work in order to progress to the junior year in forest engineering. Students in the double degree program must also be admitted to the College of Engineering professional program prior to beginning the civil engineering junior year. Students should consult the College of Engineering for requirements of the College of Engineering professional program.

Enrollment in professional forest engineering program courses is restricted to those students who have clearly demonstrated an ability to achieve the standards required for professional studies. The number of students admitted to the program is based on available resources. Students meeting the minimum pre-forest engineering GPA of 2.25 may or may not be admitted depending on available resources.

Admission to the professional forest engineering program will be granted for students meeting the admission requirements prior to fall term of the junior year. Application for the professional program will be made as of the end of winter term for the following fall term. For admission, students must earn:

  1. a grade of "C" or better in all pre-professional courses listed below. Grade repeat (replacement) policy will follow OSU Academic Regulation #20.
  2. a minimum GPA of 2.25 based on the pre-professional courses (or transfer equivalents) satisfactorily completed.

Students who have completed their pre-professional studies at a college or university other than Oregon State University must apply both to the OSU Office of Admissions for admission to OSU as a degree-seeking undergraduate or post-baccalaureate level student and to the College of Forestry for admission to the professional program. Application forms for the forest engineering professional program and information on policies and programs are available from the College of Forestry.

Students who have not satisfactorily completed all of the pre-professional courses when they apply may be provisionally accepted. Final acceptance is contingent on completion of any remaining pre-professional course work with grade of "C" or better by the end of the summer term prior to entrance into the professional program. Students who receive provisional acceptance and then fail to attain a grade of "C" or better in remaining pre-professional course work prior to the beginning of fall term will be re-directed to the pre-professional forestry program.

All required courses for admission to the professional program must be completed before entering the professional program. Students may only enter the professional program in the fall term of each academic year.

The professional forest engineering program begins with Forestry Field School prior to fall term of the professional program.

Pre-Professional Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering Program (Major code 825)

Grade standards for the pre-professional program as listed in the program description apply.

First Year (46)

CCE 101. Civil and Construction Engineering Orientation (2)E++
CH 201. Chemistry for Engineering Majors (3)E+
CH 202. Chemistry for Engineering Majors (3)E++
CH 205. Laboratory for CH 202 (1)E++
COMM 111. *Public Speaking (3)E+
   or COMM 114. *Argument and Critical Discourse (3)E+
ECON 201. *Introduction to Microeconomics (4)E
FE 101. Introduction to Forest Engineering (2)E
FE 102. Forest Engineering Problem Solving and Technology (3)E+
FES 141. Tree and Shrub Identification (3)E
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)E
HHS 241–HHS 248. *Lifetime Fitness: (various activities) (1)E
   or any PAC course (1–2)
MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)E+
MTH 252. Integral Calculus (4)E+
MTH 254. Vector Calculus I (4)E+
PH 211. *General Physics with Calculus (4)E+
WR 121. *English Composition (3)E+

Sophomore Year (50)

CCE 201. Civil and Construction Engineering Graphics and Design (3)E
ENGR 211. Statics (3)E+
ENGR 212. Dynamics (3)E++
ENGR 213. Strength of Materials (3)E+
FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)E
FE 209. Forest Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (4)E
FE 257. GIS and Forest Engineering Applications (3)E++
FES 240. *Forest Biology (4)E++
MTH 256. Applied Differential Equations (4)E+
MTH 306. Matrix and Power Series Methods (4)E+
PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4, 4)E+
SOIL 205. *Soil Science (4)E
ST 314. Introduction to Statistics for Engineers (3)E++

Professional Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering Program (Major code 380)

Grade standards for the professional program as listed in the program description apply.

All students pursuing the BS in Forest Engineering-Civil Engineering:

  1. must earn grades of "C" or better in all required professional forestry courses (with FE, FOR, FS, course designators), or cross listed course designators, or approved substitutions for majors and options, and;
  2. must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all major course work, defined as courses listed by prefix (e.g. FE, FOR, SOIL) and number, and cross listed course designators, and courses used for substitution of required courses.

Forest Engineering Junior Year (49)

FE 307. Junior Seminar (1)
FE 310. Forest Route Surveying (4)
FE 312X. Forestry Field School (2)
FE 315. Soil Engineering (4)
FE 316. Soil Mechanics (4)
FE 371. Harvesting Process Engineering (4)
FE 434. Forest Watershed Management (4)
FE 440. Forest Operations Analysis (3)
FE 441. Production Planning (3)
FE 470. Logging Mechanics (4)
FOR 321. Forest Mensuration (5)
FOR 330. Forest Conservation Economics (4)
FOR 441. Silviculture Principles (4)
GEO 300. *Sustainability for the Common Good (3)1
   or FW 350. *Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability (3)1

Civil Engineering Junior Year (48)

CCE 321. Civil Engineering Materials (4)
CE 311. Fluid Mechanics (4)
CE 313. Hydraulic Engineering (4)
CE 361. Surveying Theory (4)
CE 381, CE 382. Structural Theory I, II (4, 4)
CE 383. Design of Steel Structures (4)
CE 392. Introduction to Highway Engineering (4)
ENGR 201. Electrical Fundamentals I (3)++
ENVE 321. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals (4)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)
*Cultural Diversity Elective (3)
*Literature and Arts Elective (3)

Senior Year (49)

CE Design elective (3)
CE 418. ^Civil Engineering Professional Practice (3)
CE 419. Civil Infrastructure Design (4)
CE 481. Reinforced Concrete I (4)
CE 491. Transportation Engineering (3)
FE 415. Forest Road Engineering (3)
FE 416. Forest Road System Management (4)
FE 450. ^Forest Operations Design I (3)[Credits increase to 4 in summer 2015 upon approval of 85303]
FE 456/FOR 456. *International Forestry (3)
FE 457/FOR 457. Techniques for Forest Resource Analysis (4)
FE 459/FOR 459. Forest Planning and Decision Making (4)[Pending approval 85292]
FE 460. ^Forest Operations Regulations and Policy Issues (3)
FE 480. Forest Engineering Practice and Professionalism (1)
*Western Culture Elective (3)
*Difference, Power, and Diversity Elective (3)

Total = 242


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Courses
^ Writing Intensive Course
+ Required courses for pre-civil engineering program
++ Additional Recommended courses for pre-civil engineering program
E Required for entry into the Forest Engineering professional program.
1 Must be selected to satisfy baccalaureate core requirements.



Major Code: 381

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