Posted September 6, 2012 Atlanta, GA
In response to a committee report on ways to strengthen undergraduate construction education at Georgia Tech, Provost Rafael L. Bras has authorized a curriculum transition out of the School of Building Construction and into the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The decision follows a recent external accreditation review of the School of Building Construction and in consultation with alumni in the construction industry.
The committee proposed a four-year transition plan that will embed the construction curriculum within the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. Graduate programs and research initiatives within the School of Building Construction will continue.
Current students will not be affected by the change, as they will be able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Building Construction as planned or pursue the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. To help clarify further, the School has put together a set of commonly asked questions as a resource.
As one of the nation’s top civil engineering programs, the change is expected to bridge natural synergies between engineering, construction and architecture, allowing for a more holistic learning experience.
A joint advisory board will lead this transition and seek approval from the Institute and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents where applicable.