Summer Professional Development for Engineers

Charleston, SC:  PDCA of South Carolina educational partner Dr. William J. Davis, Ph.D., P.E., Department Head & D. Graham Copeland Professor of Civil Engineering at The Citadel announces they the institution will be offering online graduate courses that can be taken pass/fail or audited this summer.  Dr. Davis cites several reasons why a practicing engineer should consider these courses, including: 

  1. Practicing engineers who would like to learn about advanced GIS methods

  2. Practicing engineers who would like to learn about new structural design codes

  3. Practicing engineers who are seeking high-level professional development hours

  4. Practicing engineers who are looking to expand their analytical skills and capabilities in the job market.

  5. Practicing engineers who may be interested in pursuing a MSCE degree or certificate.

 Here are the graduate course offerings:
Online Summer II ( June 29- August 13, 2020)
CIVL 506 81 Geographic Information Systems MW  1700  2000  Dr. Kweku Brown, PE pending
CIVL 608 81 Structural Loads and Systems TR     1700  2000  Dr. Timothy Mays, PE
CIVL 506 Course Description: Course focuses on data analysis and application methods for engineers, planners and related professions. Topics include spatial analysis, geostatistical analysis, 3-D modeling, and vector/raster modeling. Focus is on spatial data structures in GIS, geo-spatial data acquisition, geoprocessing, geostatistical methods; visualization, exploration of spatial data; network analysis, terrain mapping, spatial analysis, and modeling.
CIVL 608 Course Description: The course will provide a comprehensive overview of load determination procedures for building systems. Dead, Live, Flood, Rain, Snow, Wind, and Seismic load determination procedures will be presented in accordance with ASCE/SEI 7-16 and the 2018 International Building Code. Seismic design will include standard practice modeling and analysis procedures for buildings, diaphragms, structures similar to buildings, and foundation systems.
If you are interested in pursuing any of the these educational opportunities, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Davis or the staff at The Citadel Civil & Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering Department. You can reach them by phone at 843-953-5083. 


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