Course Offerings

ENGR–101 Introduction to Engineering (3 credits)
A hands-on introduction to civil, computer, electrical, and/or mechanical engineering. Topics include the use of the computer in engineering and an introduction to the design process. Student teams led by faculty (typically the students' academic advisor) complete design projects in a particular discipline. Prerequisite: Completion of all required English language courses or permission of instructor. Fall.
ENGR–212 Statics (3 credits)
Includes resolution and composition of forces and moments using vector analysis, principles and application of equilibrium to trusses, beams, frames and machines, centroid calculations, second moments of areas, internal load determination, shear and moment diagrams, and friction. Prerequisite: MATH-221 or permission of instructor. Fall, spring.
ENGR–213 Dynamics (3 credits)
Covers rectilinear and curvilinear motions, force, mass, acceleration, projectiles, pendulums, inertia forces in machines, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and impact. Prerequisite: Engineering 212 with a grade of C- or better. Fall, spring.
ENGR–230 Materials Science (3 credits)
Introduces properties of materials, discusses bonding, nature of metals, polymers, ceramics, crystals and crystal defects, and structure sensitive and insensitive properties. Prerequisite: Chemistry 118 or permission of instructor. Spring.
ENGR–232 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
Covers general principles of stress and strain, including elastic and inelastic behavior stress and strain transformation, stress calculations for direct shear and torsion; analysis of beam behavior, including flexural stresses and deflections, combined stresses, applications involving statically indeterminate systems, and buckling of compression members. Prerequisite: ENGR-212 with a grade of C- or better. Fall, Spring.
ENGR–366 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
Introduces the physical properties of fluids and the mechanics of fluid flow. Covers general properties of fluids, fluid statics and dynamics, and dimensional analysis. Applications studied include pipe systems, aerodynamic drag, open channel flow, and compressible flow. Prerequisite: ENGR-213 with a grade of C- or better. Fall, Spring.
ENGR–409 Engineering Economy and Decision Making (3 credits)
Introduction to engineering economy including cash-flow, time value of money, equivalence, annuities, present and future worth, rate of return, break-even analysis, replacement analysis, and benefit cost analysis. Includes industrial cost measurement techniques, risk analysis, and project scheduling and management techniques. Case studies and guests from industry offer realistic perspective.
CE–183 Surveying (3 credits)
Introduces students to modern surveying instruments, surveying methods, and engineering graphics. Includes instruction in measurement of distances, horizontal angles and vertical angles, traverse and differential leveling, mapping, survey computations, and computer applications using AutoCAD. One hour lecture, five hours lab. Fall.
CE–324 Construction Management (3 credits)
Covers basic construction management functions, general principles of planning, contracting, scheduling, and cost estimating. Also covers construction safety, sustainability, productivity, quality control and cost accounting. Includes the use of project scheduling and cost estimation software. Fall.
CE–331 Construction Materials (3 credits)
Introduction to civil engineering materials in construction, specifically steel, timber, aggregate, Portland cement concrete, and asphaltic concrete. The focus is on the manufacture, origin, and design of materials; physical and chemical properties of materials; stress-strain behavior of materials up to failure; sustainability of materials and evaluation of materials through destructive and nondestructive methods. Hands-on labs emphasize characterization of physical and mechanical properties of materials, planning and execution of experiments, and interpretation of experimental data. Two hours lecture, three hours lab. Corequisites: CE-331L and ENGR-230 or permission of instructor. Spring.
CE–331L Construction Materials
Introduction to civil engineering materials in construction, specifically steel, timber, aggregate, Portland cement concrete, and asphaltic concrete. The focus is on the manufacture, origin, and design of materials; physical and chemical properties of materials; stress-strain behavior of materials up to failure; sustainability of materials and evaluation of materials through destructive and nondestructive methods. Hands-on labs emphasize characterization of physical and mechanical properties of materials, planning and execution of experiments, and interpretation of experimental data. Two hours lecture, three hours lab. Corequisites: CE-331L and ENGR-230 or permission of instructor. Spring.
CE–338 Soil Mechanics and Soil Behavior (3 credits)
Covers index properties of soil, weight volume relationships, soil classification, principles of effective stress, stress distribution, permeability, seepage, lab and field compaction, theory of consolidation, elastic and consolidation settlement, time rate of settlement, and shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soil. Three hour lecture. Prerequisite: ENGR-232. Corequisite: ENGR-366. Spring.
CE–339 Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1 credit)
Includes experiments in index and engineering properties of soil such as moisture content, specific gravity, sieve analysis, Atterberg Limits, soil classification, permeability, lab density, field compaction, direct shear, and consolidation. Field trips. Corequisite: CE-338.
CE–340 Structural Analysis (3 credits)
Load determination and tributary area calculations, analysis of statically determinate structures for internal forces and displacements, influence line theory, approximate analysis techniques, energy methods, and analysis of statically indeterminate systems. Prerequisite: ENGR-232 with a grade of C- or better or permission of instructor. Fall.
CE–341 Design of Steel Structures (3 credits)
LRFD design of structural steel members including tension members, beams and columns. Design of bolted and welded connections. Prerequisite: CE-340. Spring.
CE–342 Design of Concrete Structures (3 credits)
Design and analysis of reinforced concrete structural members including rectangular sections for bending and shear. Design of columns for axial load and bending. Rebar development length concepts. Prerequisites: CE-331 & CE-340. Fall.
CE–350 Transportation Engineering (3 credits)
Covers road vehicle performance, geometric design of highways, empirical pavement design, fundamentals of Superpave, traffic flow, traffic surveys, highway capacity and level of service analysis and fundamental concepts in railway engineering. Emphasis on land transportation. Prerequisites: CE-183; ENGR-213. Spring.
CE–374 Environmental Engineering I (3 credits)
Introduces environmental engineering topics, including water quality, water treatment processes, air quality, solid and hazardous waste disposal, and ground water hydraulics. Includes a study of environmental laws that affect the design and operation of waste treatment, waste disposal, and power generation facilities. Prerequisite: CHEM-118 with lab. Spring.
CE–380 Hydraulics Laboratory (1 credit)
Experiments in fluid mechanics and hydraulics, including viscosity, frictional losses in pipes, flow and pressure measuring devices, momentum forces, turbines, and weirs. Corequisite: Civil Engineering 366. Fall.
CE–438 Geotechnical Engineering (3 credits)
Application of soil mechanics to the design of building foundations, including shallow and deep foundation systems; foundation repair; stability analysis of earth slopes; lateral earth pressures and design of retaining walls. Also includes subsoil exploration and seismic site characterization. Prerequisite: C- or better in CE-338. Fall.
CE–443 Intermediate Structural Analysis (3 credits)
Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures using force and displacement methods such as energy methods, stiffness method, slope-deflection relationships, moment distribution, and matrix techniques. Settlement and sidesway calculations are considered throughout. Prerequisites: CE-340.
CE–449 Advanced Structural Design (3 credits)
Advanced topics in structural design including steel connections, plate girders, composite beams, steel and concrete frames, two-way slabs, and reinforced concrete foundations. Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 341, 342.
CE–468 Engineering Hydrology (3 credits)
Study of the hydrologic cycle including precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, overland flow, time characteristics of watersheds, unit hydrographs, stream flow analysis, ground water hydrology, flood frequency analysis, flood hydrograph modeling, and hydrologic design. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 366.
CE–469 Design of Hydraulic Structures (3 credits)
Design methods for open channels, spillways, outlet works, and conduits. Water distribution system design and pipe network analysis. Design of drainage structures such as inlets, storm drain pipes, detention and retention basins, and culverts. Prerequisite: ENGR-366. Fall.
CE–475 Environmental Engineering II (3 credits)
Design and analysis of unit operations and processes for water and wastewater treatment. Topics include physical, chemical, and biological unit processes. Design of sewer networks. Analysis of water treatment plant processes and wastewater treatment plant facilities. Prerequisites: CE-374; ENGR-366; Or permission of the instructor.
CE–495 Civil Engineering Design Project I (3 credits)
Introduces concepts of project management, business, public policy, globalization, and leadership, the importance of professional licensure, professional and ethical responsibility, and skills such as technical writing, time management, teamwork, and negotiations. Selection of senior project, incorporating appropriate engineering standards, multiple realistic constraints, and sustainability concepts. Written and oral presentation of preliminary work. Pre-requisites Senior Standing, as indicated by concurrent enrollment in CE 342, CE 438, and CE 469 or permission of the instructor.
CE–497 Civil Engineering Design Project II (3 credits)
Completion of project selected in Civil Engineering 495. Design plans and a formal written report covering all phases of the project are prepared and submitted. Oral presentation of the design before peers, professional sponsors, and faculty. Discussion of the project?s impact on the environment, compliance with engineering codes, standards, and society. Pre-requisite: CE 495
CE–498 Independent Study in Civil Engineering (1-3 credits)
Independent study of topic of interest to the student. Requires faculty sponsor and approved detailed study plan of proposed topic.
CE–499 Special Topics in Civil Engineering (1-3 credits)
Study of topics of special interest. Topics will be announced. Repeatable course. Content changes each time course is offered. Prerequisite will be announced when scheduled.

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