09112/Civil Engineering


Lower Division Courses

0005. Surveying (2 s.h.) S.

Calculating closure and area of a traverse; computing offset angles and chord distances to layout circular and spiral curves; determine elevations to layout vertical curves; computing volumes from terrain cross sections. Field problems using surveying instruments to layout a traverse and a circular curve.

0010. Computers and Special Topics (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Physics C081 or equivalent.

The application of computers for computer-aided drawings, graphical presentations, communications, data base operations and engineering computations, which require the writing of higher level language program segments to solve engineering application problems in statics and dynamics; with laboratory.

0015. Surveying Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.

Students will work on teams, which will be responsible for performing field work, analytic calculations, and report presentation associated with loop leveling and closed-loop traverse surveys.

Upper Division Courses

W147. Environmental and Safety Aspects of Construction (2 s.h.) F. Core: WI.

Construction-related environmental issues, erosion control, wet land areas, habitat protection. Issues which relate to protective equipment, safety and potential hazards for construction workers, construction equipment operators, and others impacted by ongoing construction activities; with laboratory.

0211. Structural Analysis (3 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: ENGR 0131 and 0133. Co-Requisite: CE 0212.

Elastic analysis of statically indeterminate structures using force and deformation methods. Introduction to numerical methods and computer techniques.

0212. Structural Analysis Laboratory (1 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: ENGR 0131 and 0133. Co-Requisite: CE 0211.

Introduction to the basic theory and concepts of the Stiffness Method and the Finite Element Method. Students will gain experience in analyzing structural systems and structural mechanics by general-purpose finite element programs such as STAAD PRO and ANSYS.

0221. Steel Design (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: CE 0211.

Loadings on structures. Design criteria and procedures for steel members subjected to axial forces, bending and shear. Buckling of columns. Plastic design and load and resistance factor theories. Computer-based design methods are included.

0231. Soil Mechanics (3 s.h.) F. $.

Prerequisite: ENGR 0133. Co-Requisite: CE 0232.

Soil as a multiphase material, strength and deformation properties, earth pressure, bearing capacity, stability of slopes, soils laboratory. Written reports and oral presentations required.

0232. Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: ENGR 0133. Co-Requisite: CE 0231.

Students will work on teams, which will be responsible for performing laboratory work, analytic calculations, and report preparation associated with soil classification according to USCS and AASHTO systems and with soil compaction according to ASTM specifications.

0241. Construction Materials Laboratory (2 s.h.) S. $.

Basic laboratory and field tests conducted with aggregate, soil, concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and other construction materials.

0251. Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: ENGR 0253.

Hydrology of flowing waters, groundwaters, and impounded waters. Statistical concepts in hydrology. Reservoirs and dams. Hydraulics of pipe networks, groundwater flow, sewer flow, and design criteria. Open channel flow. Flow measurements. Hydraulic structures. Pumps and turbines. Seepage. Hydraulic modeling.

0261. Concrete Design (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: CE 0211.

Load and strength factor design methods for plain and reinforced concrete elements of structural systems. Serviceability checks at service loads. Manual and computer-based design methods are included.

0341. Water and Wastewater Systems Design (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: CE 0251.

Unit operations in water treatment, design objectives and parameters of water treatment; coagulation and flocculation; filtration plant design; physical unit operations; biological unit processes; design of facilities for biological treatment of waste water.

0342. Transportation Engineering (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Senior standing.

The principal modes of transportation including highway, rail, and air; analysis of elements of transport technology; transportation system development, planning, design, construction, and maintenance.

0344. Construction Engineering (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

Contracts, construction contract documents, and construction specifications; estimating construction costs, planning and estimating earthwork, concrete formwork design and estimating; planning and scheduling construction projects, critical path method; project cash flow, funding and cost control; construction equipment: types, ownership and operating costs. Computer applications.

0345. Environmental Engineering (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: senior standing.

Sources, effect, and control of environmental pollution. Topics include air and Water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, noise, radiation and risk assessment. Effects across media, and applications to current concerns such as global warming and ozone depletion are emphasized. Course material and problem solving are reinforced through application of appropriate computer models.

0390. Independent Study in Civil Engineering (2 - 5 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson.

Student may complete a regular course during semester the course is not offered to meet prerequisite or graduation requirements.

Note: An instructor is assigned to supervise the student.

0391. Directed Study in Civil Engineering (1 - 4 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson.

An opportunity to study specialized topics not covered in currently available courses and providing significant progress towards the technical/professional objectives of the program. An instructor is assigned to define the scope and direct, supervise, and evaluate student progress.

0392. Update and Assessment (1 - 3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

Review, update and assess competencies achieved in topics currently required for an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification and the general option of the Fundamentals in Engineering (FE) examinations. Mathematics, electrical circuits, computers, ethics, engineering economics, statics, mechanics of materials, dynamics, fluids, thermodynamics, chemistry and material science are reviewed.

0398. Independent Research in Civil Engineering (2 - 5 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson.

A project assigned with the approval of the department chairperson and conducted under the supervision of a faculty sponsor.

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