Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Civil Engineering

CE 353      Introduction to Engineering Surveying     3

Prereq.:  ENGR 150 and MATH 152; or permission of instructor. Application of survey instruments to perform measurements for design and construction. Use of survey instruments to measure elevations, distances, and angles; and application of survey mathematics to calculate locations, areas, earthwork, and roadway curves. Lecture/laboratory course. Fall.

CE 357      Advanced Surveying      0 TO 3

Prereq.:  MATH 152 and CE 353. Advanced topics in surveying including horizontal and vertical curve layout, traversing earthwork, and computational geometrics. Computer applications and effective total station usage is stressed. Lecture/lab course. Spring. (O)  

CE 375      Hydraulic Engineering   3

Prereqs:  MATH 221 and ENGR 254. Engineering topics pertaining to the hydrological cycle.  Application of basic fluid mechanics and incompressible flow in conduits for pipe system analysis and design. Dimensional analysis, hydraulic similitude, open channel flow, flow  measurement, analysis and design of pumps systems, and  groundwater flow. Spring.

CE 397      Structural Analysis     3

Prereq.:  MATH 221 and ENGR 257. Analysis of statically determinate structures; influence lines, deflection analysis of trusses, beams and frames; introduction to indeterminate structural analysis using superposition principles and moment distribution; computer applications. Fall.  


CE 451      Soil Mechanics & Foundations  0 TO 4

Prereq.:  ENGR 257 and ME 354. Fundamentals of the physical and mechanical properties of soils. Application of solid mechanics and fluid mechanics to describe strength, permeability and consolidation. Design of simple foundation and earth retaining systems. Laboratory measurement of soil properties. Lecture/lab course. Spring.

CE 454      Introduction to Transportation Engineering      0 TO 3

Prereq.:  MATH 221 and CE 353. Engineering for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of transportation projects. Driver and vehicle performance characteristics, highway geometric design, pavement design, intersection design, and traffic flow and safety. Lecture/lab course. Spring.

CE 458      GPE Mapping for GIS     3

Prereq.:  CE 353 or GEOG 378. Use of the Global Positioning Systems to collect information for use in a Geographic Information System. Includes integration of vectro and raster data sets with GPS data. Hands-on use of GPS equipment is introduced. Spring. (E)

CE 470      Structural Steel Design 3

Prereq.:  CE 397. Introduction to the analysis of steel structures using load and resistance factor design. Analysis of beams, columns, bolted and welded connections, trusses, and frames. Application of national/international codes for the design of steel structures. Fall.

CE 471      Reinforced Concrete Design    3

Prereq.:  Analysis and design of reinforced concrete members subjected to flexure, shear, and axial loads. Beams, columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls, and pre-stressed concrete. Application of national/international codes for design of reinforced concrete.  Spring.


CE 472      Timber Structures 3

Prereq.:  CE 397. Application of the physical properties of wood for the design of structures using allowable stress design and load/resistance factor design. Analysis of beams, columns and shear diaphrams, selection of species and grades, and glue-laminated timber. Application of national/internatinal codes for the design of timber structures. Spring. (E)

CE 475      Hydrology & Storm Drainage    0 TO 3

Prereq.:  ME 354 and CE 375. Application of surface water hydrology for evaluation of floods and the design of surface runoff facilities. Watershed characteristics, probabilistic methods, design storms, infiltration methods, unit hydrographs, open-channel hydraulics, and hydrologic modeling. Laboratory sesions apply computer methods and physical models for analysis and design. Lecture/lab required. Fall.  

CE 476      Environmental Engineering     3

Prereq.:  CHEM 161 and 162, and MATH 221 and CE 375. Engineering analysis of environmental conditions including air, surface and groundwater pollution. Design of water and wastewater treatment systems, environmental monitoring and assessment, solid and hazardous waste collection and dispoal systems, and groundwater characterization and treatment methods. Spring.


CE 497      CE Professional Practice and Senior Project Research  2

Prereq.:  CE 353, CE 375, CE 397, and CE senior standing. First of two-course design sequence. Students work in teams in an environment appropriate to a professional engineering setting. Teams propose and begin development of a capstone design project. Class presentations include communication, engineering project management, the design function, ethics, professional liability and qualifications-based selection. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized. Fall.

CE 498      Civil Engineering Senior Design Project (Capstone)    2

Prereq.:  CE 497. Second course in capstone design sequence. A culminating experience for civil engineering majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of accumulated learning. Students must work in design teams to finalize capstone projects. Oral and written presentations are required. Projects may originate from student, instructor, and/or industrial partner. Students must register to take the fall or spring NCEES FE exam. Spring.

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