Department of Civil Engineering

Courses

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CE 102 Introduction to CAD2 Credit hours   

An introduction of scales, plan reading, engineering graphics and computer aided design (CAD). Introduction to the operation of modern 2D and 3D CAD software used in civil engineering applications.

Pre-req: MTH 132 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or MTH 229H (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or MTH 230 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or MTH 231 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: MTH 132 or MTH 229 or MTH 229H or MTH 230 or MTH 231
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CE 241 Introduction to Geomatics3 Credit hours   

Introduction to methods and tools used to measure, analyze, and present surveying data: horizontal distances, elevation, angles, areas, and volumes. Including both field and CAD lab exercises. 3 lec.-3 lab.

Pre-req: CE 102 with a minimum grade of D.

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CE 312 Structural Analysis3 Credit hours   

Stability and determinacy of civil engineering structures. Forces and deflections in statically determinate trusses, beams, and frames. Influence lines for planar structures. Elementary indeterminate structural analysis. Computer applications. 3-lec.

Pre-req: ENGR 216 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: ENGR 216
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CE 319 Civil Engr Fluid Mechanics Lab1 Credit hour   

Laboratory experiments to support study of civil engineering fluid mechanics, including fluid properties, buoyancy, hydrostatic forces, flow visualization, jet impact, pipe flow, and open channel flow.

Pre-req: ENGR 318 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: ENGR 318
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CE 321 Civil Engineer Materials4 Credit hours   

The study of civil engineering materials; metals and alloys, mineral aggregates, cements, concrete and concrete products, bituminous materials, lumber and timber. Laboratory testing of materials. 3 lec.-3 lab.

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CE 322 Geotechnical Engineering4 Credit hours   

This course will provide students with an introduction to soil mechanics, including soil characterization, compaction, consolidation, and shear strength. Students will also understand soil behaviors through hands-on experience 3 lec.-3 lab.

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CE 331 Hydraulic Engineering3 Credit hours   

Hydraulic flow in pipe networks, water hammer, surge tanks, pumps and turbines. Basic open channel flow. Storm and sanitary sewer design. Dams and reservoirs. 3 lec.

Pre-req: ENGR 318 with a minimum grade of D.

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CE 341 Advanced Geomatics3 Credit hours   

Introduction to advanced geo-spatial data collection instrumentation, processes and capabilities. Geo-spatial data display, integration and analyses software tools are presented and utilized in a lecture/lab format.

Pre-req: CE 241.

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CE 342 Transportation Engineering3 Credit hours   

Introduction to transportation systems: highway, rail, water, and air transportation organization and administration; vehicle and human characteristics; rectilinear and curvilinear vehicle motion; location, design and planning of transportation systems. 3-lec.

Pre-req: CE 241 with a minimum grade of D.

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CE 351 Environmental Engineering3 Credit hours   

Environmental issues, problems, and evaluation methodology; fundamental concepts in pollution modeling and control, and engineering management approaches; material transport, balance, and separations; kinetics and reactor design. 3-lec .

Pre-req: ENGR 318 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D and CHM 212 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: ENGR 318 and CHM 212
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CE 413 Reinforced Concrete3 Credit hours   

Behavior and design of reinforced concrete elements according to ACI 318. Design of beams, one-way slabs, columns, and beam-columns based on strength and serviceability requirements. 3-lec.

Pre-req: CE 312.

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CE 414 Structural Steel Design3 Credit hours   

Behavior and design of structural steel elements according to AISC 360. Design of tension members, bolted and welded connections, columns, beams, and beam-columns based on strength and serviceability requirements. 3-lec.

Pre-req: CVLE 212 or CE 312.

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CE 425 Foundation Engineering3 Credit hours   

This course will focus on designing shallow and deep foundations, including spread and mat foundations, driven piles, and drilled shafts. Topics include bearing capacity of soils, settlement, and pile behaviors. 3-lec.

Pre-req: CE 322.

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CE 426 Retaining Structures and Slope3 Credit hours   

This course will provide students with an understanding of retaining structure applications and slope stability analysis in Geotechnical Engineering practice.

Pre-req: CE 322 with a minimum grade of D.

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CE 433 Hydrologic Engineering3 Credit hours   

Introduction to the water cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, and runoff. Methods of modeling surface runoff, routing, and floodplain analysis. Computerized design of culverts, storm sewers, and watershed modeling. 3-lec.

Pre-req: CE 331.

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CE 434 Water/Wastewater Trtmt Dsgn3 Credit hours   

Physical, chemical, and biological principles in water and wastewater treatment. Design of treatment systems, including flocculation, sedimentation, disinfection, activated sludge, fixed-growth, and solids treatment. Includes bench-scale demonstrations of treatment steps.

Pre-req: CE 351.

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CE 438 Pavement Design and Management3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to teach the undergraduate engineering student about the application of transportation engineering, material behavior and engineering management principles to design and manage highway pavements.

Pre-req: ENGR 216 with a minimum grade of D and CE 342 with a minimum grade of D.

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CE 443 Transportation Systems Design3 Credit hours   

Application of transportation engineering principles to evaluate existing transportation systems and design necessary improvements. Transportation systems include roadway segments, intersections, sidewalks, and interchanges. Course includes a design project. 3-lec.

Pre-req: CE 342.

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CE 452 Senior Seminar of Civil Engr1 Credit hour   

This seminar course will prepare students for engineering practice upon graduation. Topics include professional responsibility, engineering ethics, employment opportunities, and review for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

Pre-req: CE 312 with a minimum grade of D or CE 331 with a minimum grade of D.

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CE 453 Bison image  Capstone Senior Design3 Credit hours   

Students utilize the engineering design process to complete a comprehensive civil engineering project that addresses a real-world problem with realistic constraints in a collaborative environment. (PR: ENGR 451 and on CE Design Elective).

Attributes: Capstone Course
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CE 480 Special Topics in CE1-4 Credit hours   

Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of the students and faculty. Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of the students and faculty.

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CE 481 Special Topics in CE1-4 Credit hours   

Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of the students and faculty. Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of students and faculty.

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CE 482 Special Topics in CE1-4 Credit hours   

Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of the students and faculty. Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of students and faculty.

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CE 483 Special Topics in CE1-4 Credit hours   

Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of the students and faculty. Current topics in civil engineering to be selected depending on the interests of students and faculty.

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CE 534 Geometric Highway Design3 Credit hours   

Highway planning and design, including the capacity, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, roadside design, traffic control, and other related aspects. Types of facilities discussed will include roadways, sidewalks, intersections, and interchanges.

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CE 538 Pavement Design3 Credit hours   

Design of highway pavement systems, subgrades, subbases and bases, soil stabilization, flexible and rigid pavements; cost analysis and pavement selection; traffic data collection; drainage; earthwork; pavement evaluation and maintenance.

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CE 602 Structural Mechanics3 Credit hours   
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CE 604 Buckling of Struct Mem &3 Credit hours   
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CE 605 Structural Vibrations3 Credit hours   
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CE 611 Plastic Design3 Credit hours   
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CE 612 Advanced Steel Design3 Credit hours   

Background of AISC 360, emphasizing building applications. Analysis method for second-order effects. Composite member design. Plate girders. Splices adn bracing connections. Eccentric connections. Wind and seismic applications.

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CE 614 Advanced Concrete Design3 Credit hours   

Background of ACI 318, emphasizing building applications. Precast elements. Moment frames and shear walls. Continuous construction. Foundations and earth-retaining structures. Two-way slab design methods. Strut-and-tie analogies. Column supported slabs. Modern reinforced concrete design procedures; comparison of standard design codes; review of research on behavior of reinforced concrete structures; projection to future changes in design and construction practices.

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CE 616 Prestressed Concrete Design3 Credit hours   

Behavior and design of prestressed concrete beams, columns, and beam-columns, emphasizing highway bridge applications. Methods of prestressing and loss estimation for precast and cast-in-place elements. Design of prestressed concrete structures; design for flexure, shear, and torsion; camber and deflections; contunuity; connections;fire rating; and review of research and projection to changes in practices.

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CE 618 Bridge Engineering3 Credit hours   

Analysis, design, and rating of bridges according to AASHTO specifications, emphasizing steel superstructures. Detailing of elements and systems based on strength, serviceability, constructability, and fatigue requirements. An overview of design of highway bridges and an introduction to maintenance of highway bridges; history of bridge engineering, types, design rules, loads, inspection, rating and preventive maintenance, asthetics.

Pre-req: CE 616.

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CE 621 Advanced Soil Mechanics3 Credit hours   
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CE 622 Foundation Engineering 23 Credit hours   
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CE 623 Advanced Soil Testing Theory3 Credit hours   
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CE 624 Design of Earth Structures3 Credit hours   
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CE 626 Groundwater Investigation3 Credit hours   
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CE 631 Geometric Design of Highways3 Credit hours   
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CE 632 Highway Materials 13 Credit hours   
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CE 633 Highway Materials 23 Credit hours   
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CE 634 Traffic Engineering3 Credit hours   

Design and application of signs, markings, and signals; timing of isolated and interconnected signals; speed regulationl one-way streets; capacity and analysis of highway facilities.

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CE 635 Eval of Transportation Systems3 Credit hours   

Concepts of transportation economic analysis, transportation costs and benefits, needs studies, finance and taxation, methods of evaluation of plans and projects, environmental impact assessment.

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CE 636 Transportation Planning3 Credit hours   

Techniques used to plan urban transportation systems; data collection, trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, traffic assignment, modeling and evaluation techniques; travel demand modeling.

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CE 637 Highway Safety Engineering3 Credit hours   

Traffic safety studies including: crash analysis, control and geometry improvements, hazard and countermeasures identification, before-and-after studies; data collection and computer tools for highway traffic and safety evaluation.

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CE 639 Infrastructure Management3 Credit hours   

Application of decision analysis, mathematical programming, performance modeling and various heuristics to develop management plans for transportation infrastructure assets, primarily focusing on highway pavements and bridges.

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CE 650 Special Topics Civil Engr3 Credit hours   

Selected topics of special and current interest to civil engineers.

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CE 651 Spec Topics Civil Engr3 Credit hours   

Selected topics of special and current interest to civil engineers.

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CE 652 Spec Topics Civil Engr3 Credit hours   

Selected topics of special and current interest to civil engineers.

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CE 680 Special Topics3 Credit hours   
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CE 681 Water & Wastewater Engr Dsgn 13 Credit hours   
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CE 682 Water & Wastewater Engr Dsgn 23 Credit hours   
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CE 684 Biol & Physiochem Process3 Credit hours   
CE 685 Hydrology3 Credit hours   
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CE 686 Hyd/Sedi of Surface Mined Land3 Credit hours   
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CE 687 Engineering Geology3 Credit hours   
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CE 690 Special Topics in Civil Engr1-6 Credit hours   
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CE 715 Adv Matrix Meth of Struct Anal3 Credit hours   
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CE 790 Advanced Independent Study1-6 Credit hours   
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CE 799 Research1-12 Credit hours   
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