09112/Civil Engineering (CE)


Lower Division Courses

0845. The Environment (3 s.h.) Core: SB.

(Formerly: GE-SCI 1042 (0061).)

You can extend your longevity and improve your health by identifying and avoiding the top 10 environmental toxins that enter and persistently stay in your body. Develop connections between the environment and everyday life. Enhance your awareness of current environmental issues by taking part in discussion and debate: Is Global Warming for real? Should the US sign the Kyoto protocol? Are we running out of oil? Learn as you go on campus field trips, try hands-on experiments and hear presentations from experts on the energy crisis, global climate change, acid rain, ozone depletion, resource sustainability, biodiversity and the environmental impact of natural phenomenon. Sharpen your strategies and leave a better environment for future generations.

Note: This General Education `Science/Technology` pilot course counts toward the Core Science & Technology second level (SB) requirement.

1001. Introduction to Civil Engineering (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CE 0001.)

This course provides an understanding of the study and practice associated with Civil Engineering. It stresses the importance of good communications and teamwork skills in a successful engineering career. Students will understand the basics of problem solving and design. Laboratory included.

1010. Computers and Special Topics (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0010.)

Prerequisite: Physics 1061 (C087) or equivalent.

The application of computers for computer-aided drawings, graphical presentations, communications, database 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.

1051. Introduction to the Environment (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CE 0050.)

Basic environmental issues, systems and change; biogeochemical cycles; human population; ecosystems and their management and restoration; biological diversity, productivity and energy flow; biogeography; environmental health, pollution and toxicology; energy; and global warming. Hands on laboratory exercises are an integral part of the course. The lab exercises are conducted within the class schedule at each campus.

1105. Surveying (2 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: CE 0005.)

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.

1115. Surveying Laboratory (1 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0015.)

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

2341. Construction Materials Laboratory (2 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: CE 0241.)

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

2396. Environmental and Safety Aspects of Construction (2 s.h.) F. Core: WI.

(Formerly: CE W147.)

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

3048. Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0348.)

Prerequisite: MATH 1042 (0086) and MATH 3041 (0251).

A practical course on uncertainty and risk analysis for engineers and scientists, including modern computer algebra software applications. Random variables and probability distributions. Simulations of random systems, analytical models and Monte Carlo simulations. Systems with jointly distributed random variables. Estimation theory in engineering. Fitting probability models to data. Regression analysis. Reliability of engineering systems. Design of engineering experiments. Experiments and tests for two or more random variables. ANOVA. Introduction to stochastic processes, random walk, Brownian motion, white noise, and colored noise processes. Stochastic differential equations, stochastic calculus, differential equations with random initial conditions, random forcing functions, random boundary conditions, random partial differential equations. New techniques for non-linear equations.

3211. Transportation Engineering (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0342.)

Prerequisite: Junior or 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.

3311. Construction Engineering (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0344.)

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.

3331. Soil Mechanics (3 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: CE 0231.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 2333 (0133). Co-Requisite: CE 3332 (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.

3332. Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0232.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 2333 (0133). Co-Requisite: CE 3331 (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.

3411. Structural Analysis (3 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: CE 0211.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 2331 (0131) and 2333 (0133). Co-Requisite: CE 3412 (0212).

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

3412. Structural Analysis Laboratory (1 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0212.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 2331 (0131) and 2333 (0133). Co-Requisite: CE 3411 (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.

3421. Steel Design (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CE 0221.)

Prerequisite: CE 3411 (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 resistances factor theories. Computer-based design methods are included.

3431. Concrete Design (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0261.)

Prerequisite: CE 3411 (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.

3441. Steel & Concrete Design (4 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0262.)

Prerequisite: CE 3411 (0211).

The course`s design objective is to develop within the student an awareness of the fundamentals that are required to produce safe, functional, and economical steel and reinforced concrete structures, which are in conformance with national building codes and with industry codes, specifications and standards and to formulate applied load criteria and make reasonable assumptions regarding structural behavior. Then through an interactive process, the student will determine the most cost-effective solution.

3611. Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0251.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 3553 (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.

3711. Environmental Engineering (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0345.)

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.

4072. Update and Assessment (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0392.)

Prerequisite: Senior-Level Status in the Civil Engineering Program.

The course objective is to facilitate the process of Civil Engineering, Senior-Level Students preparing for and taking the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination. Students will take in-class examinations on each review topic.

4211. Bridge Engineering (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0356.)

Prerequisite: CE 3441 (0262), CE 3211 (0342).

Design criteria, loads, construction techniques, state codes, superstructure components design-modeling and analysis, method, rating, computer software, detailing, new bridge, replacement, widening, rehabilitation, state codes, technical proposal, structural planning, feasibility studies, preliminary and final design, and post design services.

4321. Geotechnical Engineering (3 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: CE 0340.)

Prerequisite: CE 3331 (0231).

Soil testing, site investigation, design of both shallow and deep foundations, bulkheads, soil-structure interaction and advanced topics in soil behavior and stability.

4431. Behavior and Design of Steel Structures (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0364.)

Prerequisite: CE 3441 (0262).

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

4432. Behavior and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0365.)

Prerequisite: CE 3441 (0262).

Behavior, analysis, and design of advanced reinforced concrete structures and components including columns subjected to flexure in one or two directions, slender columns, floor systems including two-way slabs, and analysis, design application using modern software.

4433. Behavior and Design of Masonry Structures (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0370.)

Prerequisite: CE 3411 (0211), CE 3412 (0212).

Masonry materials, structural behavior of masonry assemblages, deformational characteristics of brick, block, and natural stone masonry. Performance of load-bearing wall systems, design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry members including beams, columns and pilasters, and walls; special design and construction topics; application of design to low and high-rise masonry buildings.

4443. Finite Element Analysis (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CE 0343.)

Prerequisite: CE 3441 (0262).

Covers application of modern, computer-aided graphics techniques and the use of state-of-the-art, computer-aided design/drafting package(s) for finite element modeling. Includes 3-D modeling, solid modeling, shading, and rendering; and file transfer.

4621. Engineering Hydrology (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CE 0351.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 3553 (0253), Math 2043 (0127).

Cross Listed with CE 5621 (0451).

Review of Hydraulics, Manning’s Equation, Open Channel flow, Usage of HEC-RAS. Evaporation, Evapotranspiration, Precipitation, point and radar measurement, IDF, SCS Design Storms, Rainfall losses, Infiltration (phi index, Horton, and Philip), effective rainfall, baseflow separation. Unit hydrograph, convolution, S-method, deconvolution, HEC-HMS, Watershed morphology. Synthetic unit hydrographs: Rational, Snyder, and SCS. Hydrologic Routing: Reservoir model and Muskingum. Kinematic Wave. Groundwater flow: Dupuit assumption and Hydraulics of Wells. Unsaturated flow. Green and Ampt equation.

4631. Environmental Hydrology (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CE 0349.)

Prerequisite: MATH 3041 (0251) or equivalent; ENGRG 3553 (0253) or permission from the instructor.

A study of the physical laws affecting the occurrence, distribution, movement, storage, and contamination of water in watersheds. The physics of surface and subsurface circulation and storage of water and the transport of contaminants in watersheds, soils, aquifers, rivers, the ocean, and the atmosphere. The laws and equations which govern the recharge, flow, storage, and discharge of water in natural environments. The laws and equations governing the occurrence, absorption, propagation and fate of contaminants in natural environments. Hydrologic effects of global climate change. Engineering methods for the sustainable use of water resources. Engineering methods for the containment and treatment of surface and groundwater pollution, and the restoration of aquifers.

4711. Air Pollution Control System (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: CE 0316.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 3553 (0253) and Physics 1062 (C088).

Principles of design and operation of the major categories of air pollution control equipment. Theory and principles are presented to reinforce extensive application and design components.

4721. Water and Wastewater Systems Design (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: CE 0341.)

Prerequisite: CE 3611 (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.

4731. Solid & Hazardous Waste Engineering (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: CE 0346.)

Prerequisite: ENGRG 1101 (0001), CHEM 1031 (C071).

Covers solid waste engineering principles designed to address the growing and increasingly intricate problem of controlling and processing the refuse (solid waste) created by urban societies. Situations dealing with real world settings are covered through worked examples and field trips to solid waste management facilities.

4882. Independent Study in Civil Engineering (2 to 5 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: CE 0390.)

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.

4883. Directed Study in Civil Engineering (1 to 4 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: CE 0391.)

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.

4891. Independent Research in Civil Engineering (2 to 5 s.h.) F S SS.

(Formerly: CE 0398.)

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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