Agenda Item FA 14-12

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Undergraduate)

(School of Computing, School of Engineering/Civil, School of Engineering/Mechanical, School of Engineering/Electrical): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (8 packages)

04/03/14: Passed

04/11/14: Approved

Log Number: 201401-30

School of Computing – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major Computer Science Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
Students in CIS are required to take a selection of major elective courses to build competencies in the discipline. A recent APC (Log #201205-8) approved COT4470 Introduction to Music Informatics as a course offering, but it was not added to the major elective list. We would like to see it added to the list officially.
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Log Number: 201401-36

School of Computing – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major Information Sys/Business Minor Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
Information Systems concentration students are asked to take 12 credits of major elective courses. We propose adding COT4470 Introduction to Music Informatics to the approved electives list.
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Log Number: 201401-37

School of Computing – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major Computer Science Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
information Science students are required to take 12 credits of elective courses from an approved list. We are proposing adding COT4470 Introduction to Music Informatics to the list of electives.
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Log Number: 201401-38

School of Computing – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major Information Technology Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
Information Technology concentration students are asked to take 12 credits of major elective courses. We propose adding COT4470 Introduction to Music Informatics to the approved electives list.

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Log Number: 201401-47

School of Computing – Undergraduate

Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Science - Computing & Info Sciences Major Information Technology Concentration

Summary of the Changes:
The School of Computing takes part in continual program improvement as part of the ABET Accreditation requirements. Our recent ABET visit determined that our IT program was not exposing students to the materials covered in our CDA4010 Human Factors and COP4813 Internet Programming courses since they were only electives. ABET recommended, and the faculty have approved, the change of the number of technical electives to 6 credits from 12 and requiring CDA4010 Human Factors and COP4813 Internet Programming as part of the IT concentration core.  

Log Number: 201401-1

School of Engineering/Mechanical – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                        
Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
1. Replace the ME degree requirements of PHY2048+L (Calculus Based Physics I) with PHY 1043 (3 credits) + PHY2048L (1 credit) (Physics for Engineers 1, APC 201308-100). This reduces the required physics credits by 1 credit hour.
2. Replace the ME degree requirements of PHY2049+L (Calculus Based Physics II) with PHY 2044 (3 credits) PHY2049L (1 credit) (Physics for Engineers 2, APC 201308-100). This reduces the required physics credits by 1 credit hour.
3. Add 2 credit hours of required technical electives.
These changes will provide an opportunity for deeper study of ME topics.
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Log Number: 201401-11

School of Engineering/Electrical – Undergraduate

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
BS in Electrical Engineering - Electrical Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
During our recent ABET accreditation visit, it was observed by the team that the sequence of physics courses taken by electrical engineering students consisted of two 4 credit hour courses (PHY 2048 and PHY 2049). Students additionally take two 1 credit hour physics lab courses. Transfer students enter UNF with two 3 credit hour courses (and two 1 credit hour lab courses). The Physics Department has offered to create two new courses (Physics for Engineers I and Physics for Engineers II) that will each be a three credit hour course, with the first course offering occurring in Spring 2015. These new 3 credit hour courses will replace the existing 4 credit hour courses BSEE students currently take. The existing 1 credit hour lab course will remain unchanged.

The total credit hour requirement for the degree is 128 (including all lower-level courses)
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Log Number: 201401-27

School of Engineering/Civil – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering Major
Summary of the Changes:
Recently the civil engineering program went through its re-accreditation process with ABET. As part of that process, additional changes were recommended by ABET and also planned by CCEC in order to improve the program. These proposed changes also include adding Coastal Engineering courses as approved electives to the Civil Engineering Program of Study. The changes in this APC package include 1) adding Physical Geology, PHY2290, as an approved natural science elective (See APC # 201308-30); 2)increasing credit hours from 3 to 4 for Engineering Geomatics, CGN3322C; 3) changing pre-requisites and co-requisites for Senior Capstone Design I, CGN 4803; 4)adding an one credit hour FE Exam Review Seminar; and, 5) removing the "C" designation from Design of Steel Structures, CES 3605; 6)adding Major River Systems of Florida, CWR4600, as an approved elective; 7)adding Coastal Processes, CWR4006, as an approved elective; 8)adding Risk Assessment, CWR4xxx, as an approved elective; 9)adding Field Methods, CWR4xxx, as an approved elective; 9)adding Water Wave Mechanics, CWR4xxx, as an approved elective; and, 10)adding a general statement to the Program of Study to permit other 4000 level engineering courses to be accepted as electives as long as student faculty advisor approves this. The Physics Department has several separate APC packages that are tied to these actions including APC # 201308-30 and 201308-100. The Coastal Engineering courses added as electives herein were previously reviewed by the APC committee under APC packages 201301-1, 201301-3, 201308-6, 201308-8, and 201308-10.

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Change an existing course

Civil Engineering Geomatics

CGN

Junior (3xxx)

322C

Increase course credit hours from 3 to 4. The additional time will permit the teaching of additional material including the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in civil engineering. GIS is being used almost as much as computer aided design (CAD) software so student knowledge of this area of practice is important.
New Course Description:

This course introduces the use of modern surveying instruments and methods commonly employed by Civil Engineers. Topics covered include: distance measurement, angle measurement, traverse and topographic surveys, route surveying, construction surveying, land surveys, mapping, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and preparation and submittal of survey documents. In addition, this course exposes students to the state of art computer aided design (CAD) tools used in civil engineering practice. The applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Civil Engineering will also be covered in this course.

 

Change an existing course

Senior Capstone Design I

CGN

Senior (4xxx)

803

Change pre-requisites and co-requisites.

New Course Description:

Prerequisites: TTE4004: Transportation Engineering; CEG3011C: Geotechnical Engineering; CES4702C: Design of Reinforced Concrete. Corequisite: CWR4202C: Hydraulic Engineering.
Description: This course is the first part of a two-semester design project. Students are introduced to professional practice issues such as: procurement of work; bidding versus quality based selection processes; how design and construction professionals interact to construct a project; the importance of professional licensure and continuing education; and other professional practice issues. Students work in multi-disciplinary teams to develop a proposal and preliminary design for a selected Civil Engineering project.

 

Change an existing course

Design of Steel Structures

CES

Junior (3xxx)

605C

Remove the "C" justification and associated lab fee for the course. Currently laboratory equipment used in the class is not functioning and will require a significant investment by CCEC to repair or replace. This may require fund raising or special budget request. In the mean time, a C designation will be removed since laboratory experiences as part of this course will be at a minimum.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: CES3100: Analysis of Structures. Concepts of structural design are introduced. The topics cover: philosophies of design and the LRFD method, structural steel systems, structural design loads, design of tension members, design of bolted and welded connection, design of columns, design of beams, and finally design of beam columns. The AISC steel design manual is used in all design problems. Computer aided design is included utilizing commercially available packages.

 

Add a new course

FE Exam Review Seminar (1 cr)

CGN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
"CGN4803: Senior Capstone Design I"

Course Description:

Corequisite: CGN4803: Senior Capstone I. This course is a seminar that provides review lectures and problem solving sessions for senior civil engineering students who need to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam to become engineers in training. The course reviews materials covered in the FE Exam and is required for all graduating senior students. Each student will be required to register for the exam as a requirement for graduation.