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CIVIL ENGINEERING (CE)
 
CE 106 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1 cr
Introduction to the issues facing today's Civil Engineers. Students will learn the basic techniques of working in teams. Computer aided design and applications using spreadsheets in Civil Engineering will be introduced. Prerequisites: None. Fee.
 
CE 204 Measurements and Graphic Information 3 cr
Applications of fundamental surveying techniques. Students will be introduced to the applications of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Civil Engineering. Prerequisites: CE 106, MA 120. Corequisite: CE 205.
CE 205 Measurements and Graphic Information Lab 1 cr
Students will collect field data using state-of-the-art surveying and GPS equipment. Collected data will be used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Prerequisites: CE 106, MA 120. Corequisite: CE 205. Fee.
 
CE 302 Technical Communications (W) 3 cr
Concepts of written and oral communication in the engineering profession; including business letters, memoranda, project proposals, formal and informal reports, internet communication, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: EH 102. Fee.
 
CE 312 Construction Engineering 3 cr
An introduction to the construction industry and the role of civil engineering in construction. Construction engineering methods including preparation of cost estimates, critical path scheduling and resource allocation. Fee.
 
CE 314 Civil Engineering Materials 3 cr
Study of engineering properties of materials used in civil engineering including steel, concrete, asphalt, and timber. Prerequisites: CH 132, ST 315. Corequisite: CE 315. Fee.
 
CE 315 Civil Engineering Materials Lab (W) 1 cr
Study of experimental techniques used to evaluate engineering properties of materials. These techniques will be used to test materials used in civil engineering according to ASTM standards. Prerequisites: CH 132, ST 315. Corequisite: CE 314. Fee.
 
CE 340 Soil Mechanics 3 cr
An Introduction to Soil Mechanics. Soil identification and engineering properties of soils. Analysis of elementary geo-hydraulics and geo-mechanics problems. Prerequisites: EG 315, EG 360. Fee.
 
 
CE 352 Transportation Engineering 3 cr
Principles of transportation engineering with emphasis on highways and traffic. Prerequisites: CE 204, CE 205. Fee.
 
CE 366 Hydraulic Engineering 3 cr
The application of fluid mechanics and other science and engineering disciplines in the development of structures, projects, and systems involving water resources. Introductions to streamflow and groundwater hydrology, open channel flow and closed conduit flow, dams and reservoirs, hydraulic structures and machinery, flood control, and coastal engineering. Prerequisite: EG 360. Corequisite: CE 367. Fee.
 
CE 367 Hydraulics Laboratory (W) 1 cr
Laboratory and field measurement of fluid and flow properties: hydraulic laboratory practice and model simulation techniques. Prerequisite: EG 360. Corequisite: CE 366. Fee.
 
CE 370 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 cr
Introduction to the fundamental of water quality characterization, water pollution hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and waste minimization and control. Prerequisites: CH 132, MA 125. Corequisite: CE 374. Fee.
 
CE 374 Introduction to Environmental Engineering Lab 1 cr
Introduction to specific physical, chemical, and microbiological methods of analysis common to environmental engineering including laboratory and field measurement of water quality characteristics and interpretation of results. Prerequisites: CH 132, MA 125. Corequisite: CE 370. Fee.
 
CE 384 Structural Analysis 3 cr
Analysis of statically determinate structures such as trusses, beams, and frames including the calculation of deflections. Introduction to analysis of indeterminate structures. Prerequisite: EG 315. Fee.
 
CE 385 Structural Analysis Lab 1 cr
Laboratory testing of structural materials and components. Use of structural analysis software. Prerequisite: EG 315. Corequisite: CE 384. Fee.
 
CE 431

Civil Engineering Design I

2 cr
Introduction to the practice of civil engineering and the engineering design process. In depth consideration of ethical issues in engineering practice. Participation in engineering design teams for project planning, proposal development, and completion of a feasibility study. Written and oral presentations of results. Prerequisite: CE 312. Fee.
 
CE 434 Civil Engineering Design - Geotechnical 3(1) cr
A focused development of an advanced topic involving analysis and design in geotechnical engineering. Implementation of design concepts and methodologies from conception to final design. Completion of a comprehensive design project including cost estimates, oral and written presentation of results. Prerequisite: CE 443. Fee.
 
CE 436 Civil Engineering Design - Water Resources 3(1) cr
A focused development of an advanced topic involving analysis and design in water resources and coastal engineering. Implementation of design concepts and methodologies from conception to final design. Completion of comprehensive design project including cost estimates, oral and written presentation of results. Prerequisite CE 366. Fee.
 
CE 437 Civil Engineering Design - Environmental 3(1) cr
A focused development of an advanced topic involving analysis and design in environmental engineering. Implementation of design concepts and methodologies from conception to final design. Completion of a comprehensive design project, including cost estimates. Written and oral presentation of results. Prerequisite: CE 470. Fee.
 
CE 438 Civil Engineering Design - Structural 3(1) cr
A focused development of an advanced topic involving analysis and design in structural engineering. Implementation of design concepts and methodologies from conception to final design. Completion of a comprehensive design project including cost estimates, written, and oral presentation or results. Prerequisite: CE 480 or CE 485. Fee.
 
CE 441 Geotechnical Laboratory (W) 1 cr
Soil identification and classification: experimental measurement of soil properties and technical reporting. Prerequisites: EH 102, CE 340. Corequisite: CE 443. Fee.
 
CE 442

Foundation Engineering

3 cr
Principles of foundation analysis, design and construction in engineering practice. Prerequisite: CE 443. Fee.
 
CE 443

Geotechnical Engineering

2 cr
An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering. Analysis of geomechanical and geohydraulic problems accompanying the design of foundations, retaining structures and slopes. Prerequisite: CE 340. Corequisite: CE 441. Fee.
 
CE 466 Coastal and Harbor Engineering 3 cr
An introduction to the principles of coastal hydraulic and sedimentary processes and the design of coastal and harbor works such as ship channels, marinas, jetties, breakwaters, groins, seawalls and beach nourishment projects. Prerequisite: CE 366. Fee.
 
CE 470 Water and Wastewater Treatment Design 3 cr
Development of the principles of design for components of water supply and wastewater treatment facilities, including drinking water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Prerequisites: CE 366, CE 370, CE 374. Corequisite: CE 471. Fee.
 
CE 471 Water and Wastewater Treatment Design Lab 1 cr
Application of design principles and criteria to analyze, design, and evaluate water and wastewater treatment facility components, including water distribution and wastewater collection systems. Prerequisites: CE 366, CE 370, CE 374. Corequisite: CE 470. Fee.
 
CE 474 Industrial Waste Treatment 3 cr
Topics in Industrial Waste Treatment unit processes and their design, including those addressing waste water treatment , air pollution control, solid waste, and hazardous waste management. Prerequisites: CE 470 or instructor approval. Fee.
 
CE 480 Design of Steel Structures 3 cr
Design of steel trusses, girders, building frames, and other steel structures. Prerequisite: CE 384. Corequisite: CE 481. Fee.
 
CE 481 Steel Design Laboratory 1 cr
Application of structural steel design methods to specific cases. Prerequisite: CE 384. Corequisite: CE 480. Fee.
 
CE 485 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 cr
Fundamentals of reinforced concrete analysis and design. Design of beams, one-way slabs, short columns, and single footings. Calculations of cracking and deflection of beams. Prerequisite: CE 384. Corequisite: CE 486. Fee.
 

CE 486

Reinforced Concrete Design Lab 1 cr
Integrated reinforced concrete design problems similar to those found in practice will be presented. Students will solve similar problems in class during the lab period. Prerequisite: CE 384. Corequisite: CE 485. Fee.
 
CE 490 Special Topics 1-4 cr
Topics of current civil engineering interest. Fee.
 
CE 494 Directed Independent Study 1-4 cr
Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, or a topic from the field of civil engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Requires department chair permission. Prerequisite: Senior Status. Fee.
 
CE 499 Senior Honors Project (H) 3 cr
Under the advice and guidance of a faulty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the field of Civil Engineering study, that will lead to a formal presentation at the annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition. Prerequisite: Completion of the most advanced required course in the subdiscipline of the project (CE 443, CE 366, CE 470 or CE 384) plus completion of an approved project prospectus. Fee.
 
CE 510 Construction Engineering 3 cr
Construction engineering methods with emphasis on scheduling, cost estimates, and resource allocation. Prerequisite: instructor consent. Fee.
 
CE 542 Ground Water 3 cr
Principals of fluid flow through porous media. Well hydraulics. Ground water contamination, including principals that govern fate, transport, and remediation. Prerequisites: CE 340, CE 470. Fee.
 
CE 581 Advanced Concrete Design 3 cr
Advanced topics in reinforced concrete including the design of two-way slabs, flat plates, deep beams, brackets, corbels, and torsion. Prerequisite: CE 485 or instructor consent. Fee.
 
CE 582 Advanced Solid Mechanics 3 cr
Analysis of stresses in two and three dimensions, advanced stress-strain relationships for solids, mechanical behavior of material, energy methods, beams on elastic foundations, torsion in beams, and plastic behavior of solids. Prerequisites: EG 315, MA 238 or instructor consent. Fee.
 
 

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