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CE 222 CAD Applications in Civil Engineering 2
Prereq.: ENGR 150 (C- or higher). Computer-aided drafting and design applied to the preparation of civil engineering drawings. Emphasis on preparation of site plans, survey maps, topographic maps, linear and circular curve alignments, vertical profiles and vertical curves, cross sections and civil engineering detailing. Use of CAD software applicable for Civil Engineering practice. One hour lecture and two hours laboratory per week.

CE 253 Introduction to Engineering Surveying 3
Prereq.: ENGR 150 (C- or higher) 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 301 CE Fundamental Computations 1
Prereq.: ENGR 240, ENGR 251, ME 258, CE 253 (May be taken concurrently), and ENGR 357 (May be taken concurrently). Review of the fundamental mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering knowledge attained in the first-year and sophomore level of Civil Engineering studies. The course reinforces fundamental knowledge required for junior and senior year civil engineering studies, and measures student performance. Course is conducted as one hour lecture per week for full semester, or two hours lecture per week for 8 weeks.

CE 357 Advanced Surveying 3
Prereq.: MATH 152 and CE 253. 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 (C- or higher) and ME 354 (C- or higher). 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 I 3
Prereq.: MATH 221 (C- or higher), ENGR 357 (C- or higher), and CE 301 (May be taken concurrently). Analysis of statically determinate structures; moving loads and influence lines for determinate structures; deflection analysis of trusses, beams and frames; evaluation of cables and arches; application of dead, live, wind, and earthquake loads and load combinations for design of structures.



CE 402 Inquiry and Research in Civil Engineering 1
Prereq.: CE 301 (C- or higher), ENGR 357 (C- or higher), and permission of the Department of Engineering Chair. Individualized inquiry or research requiring a comprehensive study into a civil engineering technical area. The student may examine procedures and processes, or developmental aspects of professional civil engineering practice. Open only to Civil Engineering majors. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits, with a maximum of one credit applied as a CE Directed Technical Elective. Fall

CE 407 Structural Analysis II 3
Prereq.: CE 301 (C- or higher), and CE 397 (C- or higher). Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by slope and flexibility methods; deflection analysis by work energy methods; influence lines for indeterminate structures; approximate analysis of complex structures; and analysis of statically indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames by the direct stiffness method. Fall

CE 451 Soil Mechanics 3
Prereq.: ENGR 357 (C- or higher), and CE 301 (May be taken concurrently). Fundamentals of the physical and mechanical properties of soils. Application of solid mechanics and fluid mechanics to describe strength, permeability and consolidation. Evaluation of earth slope stability. Laboratory measurement of soil properties. Two hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week. Spring.

CE 452 Foundation Engineering 2
Prereq.: CE 397 (C- or higher) and CE 451 (C- or higher). A study of the methods of the subsoil investigation and in-situ geotechnical testing applied to the design of foundations. Analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, and gravity and cantilever retaining walls. Spring.

CE 454 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3
Prereq.: CE 253 (May be taken concurrently) and MATH 226 (May be taken concurrently). Engineering for the planning, design, construction and maintenance of surface transportation projects. Driver and vehicle characteristics, highway geometric design, intersection design and control, traffic flow and capacity, safety, and travel forecast modeling. Two hours of lecture and two hours lab per week. Fall.

CE 458 Introduction to GPS for Engineering 3
Prereq.: CE 253 or GEOG 378 or permission of instructor. An exploration of Geodesy and world coordinate systems, GPS signals, GPS global framework, code and carrier wave based GPS equipment, GPS errors, and field operations for GIS mapping and cm level positioning. Hands on field use of GPS equipment and lab processing of GPS data into GIS software. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week. Spring.

CE 470 Structural Steel Design 3
Prereq.: CE 397 (C- or higher). 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.: CE 301 (C- or higher), ENGR 357 (C- or higher), and CE 397 (May be taken concurrently). 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 (C- or higher). 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 3
Prereq.: ME 354 (C- or higher) and CE 375 (C- or higher). 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 (C- or higher) and CE 375 (C- or higher). 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 253, (C- or higher), CE 301 (C- or higher), CE 375 (C- or higher), CE 407 (May be taken concurrently), CE 451 (C- or higher), CE 454 (May be taken concurrently), 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. One hour lecture and two hours laboratory per week. 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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