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From Civil Engineering Body Of Knowledge To Civil Engineering Curricula

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Conference

2004 Annual Conference

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

Start Date

June 20, 2004

End Date

June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

CE Body of Knowledge

Page Count

18

Page Numbers

9.624.1 - 9.624.18

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https://peer.asee.org/13036

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Stuart Walesh

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Session 3115

From Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge To Civil Engineering Curricula Stuart G. Walesh Consultant and Author

Abstract

ASCE’s Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice (CAP^3) is charged with developing, organizing, and executing a detailed plan for the full implementation of ASCE Policy 465 (Academic Prerequisites for Licensure and Professional Practice). This paper presents the recommendations of CAP^3’s Body of Knowledge (BOK) Committee and introduces the subsequent curricula design effort. That effort, which is well underway, includes identifying and working closely with selected, diverse civil engineering departments. Within the framework of their culture, traditions, and strengths, 12 departments are working within the Curricula Committee designing or refining bachelor’s plus curricula that, when supplemented with focused pre-licensure experience, would provide the BOK.

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Background

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. (William Jennings Bryan, statesman)

ASCE created the Task Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice (TCAP3) in October 2001 and charged it to “… develop, organize and execute a detailed plan for full realization of ASCE Policy Statement 465.” In November 2003, in recognition of the long-term nature of implementing Policy Statement 465, TCAP3 was changed to the Committee on Academic Prerequisites for Professional Practice (CAP3), a permanent Board-level committee.

Policy Statement 465’s essence is that ASCE supports the concept of a master’s degree or equivalent as a requirement for licensure and the practice of civil engineering at the professional level. CAP3 developed an implementation master plan for which the Body of Knowledge (BOK) was the foundation. As a result, the BOK Committee (See Appendix) was formed in May 2002 and charged to:

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Walesh, S. (2004, June), From Civil Engineering Body Of Knowledge To Civil Engineering Curricula Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/13036

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