Civils taking dynamics
Can we revamp the civil engineering curriculum to not include dynamics? Dynamics is listed as a mechanical engineering class. It doesn't make sense to have civils in there. 90% of the curriculum does not pertain to civil engineers as it focuses on velocity, rotation gears and collars all which move. Civil engineers deal with things that are stationary. The only reason i've heard civils have to take it is for vibration, however that could easily be incoporated into another class as it at the end of the semester. Furthermore, it requires a significant amount of coding all of which civils are completely unprepared for. Mechanicals have to take a variety of classes where they learn how to code using matlab. Most civil engineers don't and at most they use it in math 307, which does a significant amount of math theory instead of coding. This puts civils at an extreme disadvantage.
Thanks for your beef Tara. The departments are the only ones who are able to propose curriculum changes. So, I'd like to encourage you to reach out to Junko Munakatamarr, the civil and environmental engineering department head. You can email her at email@example.com.