Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Engineering Technology—Civil


ETC 122     Introduction to CAD for AEC I 3

Concepts of computer-aided drafting and design applied to engineering drawings and schematics for the architectural, civil, construction, electrical, and mechanical disciplines. Laboratory course utilizing AutoCAD application software. Fall.  


ETC 353     Introduction to Engineering Surveying     3

Prereq.:  MATH 115 or 119. 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.

ETC 397     Structural Analysis     3

Prereq.:  ET 357. Analysis of statically determined structures; influence lines, deflection analysis of trusses, beams and frames; introduction to indeterminate structural analysis using consistent deformation principles and moment distribution; computer applications.  

ETC 405     Applied Structural Systems    3

Prereq.:  ET 241 or ET 251, and CM 356; or permission of instructor. Introduction to strength of materials, structural analysis and the structural design process for the construction manager or architect. Includes review of current structural steel and reinforced concrete design specifications and building code requirements. Cannot be used for credit in ET programs. Spring. [GR]

ETC 451     Soil Mechanics & Foundations  3

Prereq.:  ET 357. Fundamentals of soil behavior and its use as a construction material. Principles of effective strength, permeability, shear strength, and consolidation. Application to construction problems in shallow and deep foundations, slope stability, retaining structures and excavation drainage. Lecture/lab required. Fall. [GR]

ETC 454     Introduction to Transportation Engineering      3

Prereq.:  ETC 353. Study of the planning, design, environmental concerns addressing, construction and maintenance of transportation projects using new and rehabilitated highway and bridge projects as focus points for lecture and laboratory work. Lecture/lab required. Fall. [GR]

ETC 457     Advanced Surveying      3

Prereq.:  ETC 353 and MATH 125. Advanced topics in surveying including horizontal and vertical curve layout, traversing earthwork, and laser leveling. Computer applications and effective total station usage is stressed. Lecture/lab required.  


ETC 458     GPS Mapping for GIS     3

Prereq.:  ETC 353 or GEOG 378 or permission of instructor. Use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to collect information for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Includes integration of vector and raster data sets with GPS data. Hands-on use of equipment is emphasized. [GR]  

ETC 470     Structural Steel Design 3

Prereq.:  ETC 356 and ET 397. An introduction to the analysis of steel structures using classical and computer methods. Application of design, fabrication, and construction in structural steel using standard specifications. Topics on beams, columns, trusses, and frames. Fall. [GR]


ETC 471     Reinforced Concrete Structures      3

Prereq.:  ET 357 and ETC 397. Applications of design and construction in reinforced concrete and timber structures. Topics on beams, columns, slabs, footings, retaining walls, form work, and pre-stressed concrete fundamentals. Spring. [GR]


ETC 472     Timber Structures 3

Prereq.:  ETC 397. A study of the physical properties of wood used in structures and architecture. Influence on strength of moisture content, species, and preservation treatments are emphasized. Design and construction applications in bridges and buildings. Spring. [GR]


ETC 475     Hydrology & Storm Drainage    3

Prereq.:  ETC 122 and ET 252 and 354; or permission of instructor. Engineering topics pertaining to the hydrological cycle. Computational techniques and the use of application software for analysis of rainfall and runoff. Design skills for stormwater mitigation will be applied to course project. Lecture/lab required. Spring. [GR]  

ETC 476     Environmental Technology      3

Prereq.:  CHEM 111 or CHEM 161 and 162 or CHEM 121 and MATH 115 or 119. Environmental effects on air, water, and land from construction activities. Case studies with discussion of corrective action. Fall. [GR]


ETC 498     Engineering Technology Senior Project (Capstone)      3

Prereq.:  Permission of instructor. Team work project to study, design, and/or research a project as engineering technologists. Final reports submitted to the department for archiving, and oral presentations are required. Project may originate from student, instructor, and/or industrial partner.  

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