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Oregon State University

CUREE University Representative:

Professor Christopher Higgins
Oregon State University
220 Owens Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-3212
Tel.: 541.737.8869
Fax: 541.737.3052

CUREE Members:

• Scott Ashford
• Andre Barbosa
• Christopher C. Higgins
• Ben Mason
• Thomas H. Miller
• Michael Olsen
• Michael Scott
• Harry Yeh
• Solomon Yim

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O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory
NW 35th and Jefferson
Corvallis, Oregon 97331

Gene D. Knudson Wood Engineering Laboratory
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331


Oregon State University
NEES Tsunami Wave Basin

Civil Engineering at Oregon State University is a diverse professional field with Areas of Concentration in structural engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, surveying, and ocean engineering. The curriculum includes basic sciences, social sciences, humanities, communication skills, engineering sciences, and engineering design. All students receive basic instruction in all disciplines. Additional elective courses are also selected from the Areas of Concentration or from outside the school. Communication skills are especially important for Civil Engineers as they deal extensively with the public.

The Bachelor of Science degree in the civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The ABET accredited civil engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for professional engineering registration and for responsible engineering positions with business, industry, consulting firms, the military, utilities, or public agencies.

Tsunami and Earthquake Engineering Research
Oregon State University conducts high impact research focused on tsunami hazards and earthquake engineering. OSU has the nation’s most sophisticated tsunami research facilities: the Large Wave Flume and the Tsunami Wave Basin housed in the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. In addition, the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory and Geotechnical Field Laboratory are also located on campus. These facilities enable earthquake engineering research on full-scale specimens and components. Faculty at OSU conduct research on seismic safety, hazard identification and mapping, fault analysis, geophysics, the study of soil liquefaction, analysis and design of earthquake resistant structures, and other work relevant to earthquake hazards and mitigation.

Our educational efforts focus is on: undergraduate and graduate programs in Civil and Ocean Engineering, Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and outreach. Our graduate degree program offers MEng, MS, and Ph.D. degrees with required courses to insure that graduates are well-founded in the engineering and science fundamentals that are applied to the specialty area of their choice.


Or call the College of Engineering’s toll-free information line:

Graduate Studies
For information go to:

or contact:
Prof. Chris Bell, Associate School Head
School of Civil and Construction Engineering
111 Kearney Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331
Tel.: 541.737.3794

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last updated 05.15.14