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 of 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 230        Civil Engineering Materials (3)

Address the commonly used construction materials of civil engineering including concrete, metals, polymers, asphalt, and wood. The composition and fabrication of the materials will be discussed in class along with the physical and mechanical characteristics of the materials that will be measured in the laboratory. Prerequisite: PHY 201T and PHY 201L.


CE 301        Structural Engineering (4)

Introduce students to the classic analysis methods of determinate and indeterminate structures, including deflection, calculation of beams and frames, work energy methods, flexibility method, slope deflection method, moment distribution method, approximate structural analysis, and influence line concept for moving loads. Three hours of lecture and one hour of lab per week. Prerequisite: ESC 230. Restricted to Civil Engineering major.


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 (4)

Students in the class will be introduced to topics relevant to environmental engineering. Topics to be covered in class include pollution in air, water and solid wastes, as well as, engineering approaches for treatment and remediation of the pollution in these environmental media. Three hours of lecture and one hour of lab per week. Prerequisites: MAT 151 and BIO 101T, and BIO 101L or CHE 130T and CHE 130L. Restricted to Civil Engineering major.


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 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: CHE 231T and CHE 231L or equivalent.


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, storm water 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)

Modern analysis techniques used to investigate a variety of systems in engineering and science. Computational models of problems are developed using energy concepts, structural mechanics, and matrix operations. The methods used are implemented using a general finite element program and the accuracy of the results is evaluated. The learned theoretical approach is applied to common structural elements such as trusses, beams, frames, and plates. Prerequisites: ESC 230, MAT 260, and 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 423           Transportation Network Analysis (3)

Students will learn basic graph theory to represent and analyze transportation network analysis problems, the four stages of transportation planning, the basic concepts of the two widely used travel behavior principles (user equilibrium and system optimum), and some basic algorithms in transportation network analysis, such as shortest path searching algorithm and user equilibrium solution algorithm. 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 units of treatment-plant design techniques. Prerequisite: CE 303.


CE 433           Groundwater Hydrology (3)

Students will learn the fundamental science and engineering behind groundwater systems. Explore hydrogeology topics including but not limited to: the hydrologic cycle, groundwater flow, and wellhead protection and management. Students are required to analyze contemporary issues in hydrogeology via critical thinking, engineering design, and teamwork, technical reporting, and presentation. 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 442           Foundations Engineering & Design (3)

Analysis and design of following foundations for buildings and bridges: shallow, mat, combined, deep piles, and drilled piers. Prerequisite: CE 304.


CE 444           Slope Stability & Retaining Wall Design (3)

Analysis and design of retaining walls, sheet pile walls, braces walls and reinforced earth. Evaluation and mitigation of unstable earth slopes. Prerequisite: CE 304.


CE 448           Green Building Strategies: LEED lab

This is a multidisciplinary course that utilizes the built environment’s performance, operations, and maintenance to educate and prepare students to become green building leaders and sustainability-focused citizens. This course will equip students with the skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to be effective communicators, project managers, critical thinkers, problem solvers, engaged leaders, and team players in the field of sustainability. Campus buildings will be used to improve performance of the building through measurement and verification, operation, and maintenance with the application of green building rating systems focused on LEED V4 for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance. Successful course completion can prepare the student for the LEED V4 Green Associate or O+M specialty exams credentials. CE 448 and ME 448 are cross-listed.


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.