Orange County Branch Newsletter

May 2012

Advertisement: UCI - Professional Survey

Professional Development at UC Irvine
New Programs and Courses in CEE


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine ([email protected]) is seeking to identify new ways to meet professional development needs in southern California. We are exploring three main issues: (1) program format preferences such as stand alone courses, certificates, and degrees, (2) course topic preferences, and (3) instructional format preferences such as in-class, on-line, and day-of-the-week/time preferences.

Our goal is to meet a range of professional development needs, from a single stand-alone course to a cluster of courses organized by theme. The latter would lead to a certificate. Popular themes could be expanded into new M.S. or M.Eng. degree programs in the future.


We would most likely offer these courses through UCI Extension to make registration easy and avoid the lengthy application process typically associated with MS and PhD degree programs. The cost for a 4 unit course (30-40 hours of instruction) would be around $1,000.

Results of this survey will be examined by CEE faculty and CEE Affiliates from industry who partner with the Department to promote academic excellence. Our goal is to flesh out the best course ideas and themes this year for implementation in the following year.


The survey can be accessed at the following link:


Thank you in advance for taking the time to participate.


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