Your departmentally-assigned undergraduate academic advisor is your most important source of guidance for your journey through civil and systems engineering. Prior to meeting with your advisor, you should develop a preliminary plan of classes using the Degree Checkout Sheet and Sample Program as guides.
After this meeting your advisor will “release your hold” on SIS so that you may complete your online registration. Students should be aware that no faculty member in the department may release a hold on SIS unless they have had a face-to-face discussion with the student regarding course planning and their progress towards a degree as represented in the Degree Checkout Form.
In some cases it may be useful to also meet with the Whiting School of Engineering academic advisors. These professional staff advisors, unlike your academic advisors, are more connected to some of the broader school services available for health and wellness, tutoring, extra-curricular programs outside of the department, direct help with the registrar, etc.
Course Exception Waiver Form
If a student and his/her advisor agree that an alternate course may be used to fulfill the requirements listed in the student’s degree checkout form, a Course Exception Waiver form must be signed by both advisor and student and submitted to the department’s Academic Program Coordinator.
Awards and Honors
The Whiting School of Engineering and the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering recognize students with exemplary academic records.
For graduating students:
General Honors are awarded to students with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
Departmental Honors are awarded to students who have a 3.75 GPA or higher in their major-specific courses.
For continuing undergraduates:
Dean’s List- For students who have earned a 3.50 semester average with a program of 14 or more credits (12 with grades).
Honor Societies – Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society