Civil Engineering

CE 210     Elementary Surveying (3)

Introductory course in surveying methods and theory. Topics will include land surveying, construction surveying, and route surveying. Two hours of lecture and two hours lab per week. Prerequisites: MAT 151.

CE 220     Professionalism (2)

Provides students with the non-technical skills necessary to become a member of the engineering profession. Class topics will include ethics, peer review and critiquing others, oral presentations, written reports, engineering impacts on society, guidance for licensure, and contemporary issues in engineering. Two hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing.

CE 301     Structural Engineering (3)

Introduction to the elastic behavior of structural components. Analysis of statically determinate systems. Deflection calculations by virtual work and elastic load methods. Analysis of simple statically indeterminate structures. Influence lines. Interaction of structural components. Typical structural engineering loads. Prerequisite: ESC 230.

CE 302     Transportation Engineering (3)

Introduction to basic concepts in transportation engineering including: planning, design, and operations. Introduces the challenges and issues in modeling transportation problems. Studies of various concepts related to the design of highway facilities, level of service, and demand for transportation services. Concepts related to signal optimization, policy implications and the basics of transportation planning. Prerequisite: MAT 152.

CE 303     Environmental Engineering (3)

A course in environmental engineering fundamentals that applies biological, chemical, and mathematical principles to solve environmental engineering problems using the mass balance approach. Prerequisites/co-requisites: MAT 151, BIO 105 or CHE 110.

CE 304     Geotechnical Engineering (3)

Soil properties, identification and classification of earth material; subsurface exploration; soil strength, stresses, settlement, substructure design; computer applications. Prerequisites/co-requisites: ESC 230.

CE 305     Junior Civil Engineering Lab (1)

This laboratory will provide students in CE 301 Structural Engineering, CE 302 Transportation Engineering and CE 303 Environmental Engineering with hands on experiments in each of the areas which they are studying. The labs will be divided so that each area can do meaningful experiments which will enhance the learning experience. 2 hours lab. Co-requisites: CE 301, CE 302, CE 303.

CE 330     Fluid Mechanics (3)

Hydraulic considerations for wells, pumps, and distribution systems, including conservation of mass, momentum, and energy incompressible flow of fluids with introduction of compressible flow: dimensional analysis and similitude; laminar and turbulent flows; empirical methods. Hydrologic design and analysis of drainage. Hydrologic cycle components necessary for determining design flows. Use of computer analysis techniques. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: MAT 230.

CE 335     Water Resources Engineering (3)

Students will explore water resources engineering processes in pipe flows, pipe networks, open channel flow, and surface and groundwater hydrology. This course is designed to review the fundamentals and practices of water resources engineering with a focus on engineering applications of hydraulics and hydrology. The concepts of fluid mechanics (hydrostatics, conservation laws) will be applied to analyze flow phenomena are illustrated in demonstrations and field trips. The course will prepare interested students for future careers in water supply, wastewater treatment, floodplain management, stormwater management, and groundwater management. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: CE 330.

CE 410     Structural Steel Design (3)

Analysis and design of structural steel members for tensile, compressive, flexural and combined loading. Prerequisite: CE 301.

CE 411     Reinforced Concrete Design (3)

Strength design concepts, beams, columns, slabs, retaining walls, single and combined footings. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE 301.

CE 412     Finite Element Analysis (3)

Students learn the mathematical concepts underlying the Galerkin finite element method and its application to engineering problems. The use of one and two dimensional elements for both thermal and solid mechanics applications. The use of commercial finite element solver to develop practical experience using the finite element method. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: ESC 230, ESC 120, MAT 253.

CE 420     Traffic Engineering (3)

Teaches students the fundamentals of traffic engineering and traffic flow theory: traffic signal design, intersection design, and traffic impact studies. Students will be taught using Highway Capacity Software, SYNCHRO, and other traffic software packages. Prerequisite: CE 302.

CE 421     Highway Engineering (3)

Principles of geometric design of highways, intersections, interchanges, and terminals. Practical issues of vertical and horizontal curvature, highway evaluation, driver and vehicle dynamics, and traffic safety are also addressed. Computer-aided design and modeling. Prerequisite: CE 302.

CE 422     Transportation Terminal Design (3)

Transportation terminal design requires that engineers look at the interactions between passengers, freight and the transportation systems that they use. The design of terminals is a key component of a transportation system. Terminals are designed to provide security, storage, and access to different modes of transportation. The course will focus on airports, rail stations and truck terminals. Prerequisite: CE 302.

CE 430     Hydrology and Storm Water Management (3)

Students will learn about hydrologic design and the analysis of drainage and storm water management systems. This will include hydrologic cycle components necessary for determining design flows and pipe flow calculations. Computer modeling. Prerequisite: CE 303.

CE 431     Hazardous and Solid Waste Treatment (3)

Teaches students about hazardous and solid waste including: waste identification, subsurface fate and transport, toxicology, environmental/public health and risk assessment, site characterization and assessment tools, remediation tools and technologies. Prerequisite: CE 303.

CE 432     Water & Waste Water Unit Design (3)

Design-based environmental engineering course. Unites design of drinking water and waste-water treatment plants. Applies microbiology, water chemistry principles, and unites of treatment-plant design techniques. Prerequisite: CE 303.

CE 440     Construction Management (3)

Provides students with an overview of the responsibilities and risk associated with management within the construction industry. Emphasis is given to responsibilities and relationships between owners, contractors, labor and suppliers, construction estimates and schedules, construction contracts and safety.

CE 441     Sustainable Development (3)

Provides an overview of sustainable development with emphasis on the role of the engineer. Study the role of LEED and other sustainable energy/development programs in changing development design.

CE 480     Capstone Design I (3)

This course will provide students with the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering design team. The course will consist of developing the preliminary design plans with presentations and reports. Students will learn about the regulatory process, LEED design, and site planning. Lectures in professional practice and teaming will augment the design project. Prerequisites/co-requisites: Senior standing and completion of one class in a CE emphases.

CE 481     Capstone Design II (3)

This course will provide students with the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering design team. The course will consist of a design project with presentations and reports. Lectures in professional practice and teaming will augment the design project. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Senior standing, successful completion of CE 480 and completion of one of the CE emphases.