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CE 1000 FRESHMAN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Freshman level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.

CE 1104 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (1-0) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

CE 1105 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING (0-3) Introduction to basic civil engineering practice. There are several writing assignments and an oral presentation. Use of spreadsheet and word processor software in solving civil engineering problems and presenting solutions. Professional engineering licensure and the various specializations within civil engineering are covered. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 1104 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 1252 COMPUTER TOOLS - AUTOCAD (1-2) Introduction to computer aided design, using AutoCAD. Creation of precise two-dimensional engineering drawings and solid models. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 1426 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 2000 SOPHOMORE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Sophomore level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.

CE 2152 COMPUTER TOOLS - MATHCAD (0-2) Introduction to computer aided mathematics, using Mathcad. Solution of engineering problems involving systems of simultaneous linear and nonlinear equations and elementary calculus, use of the tools for visualization. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYS 1443.

CE 2191 PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore classification in civil engineering.

CE 2210 PARTICLE DYNAMICS (1-2) Planar and spatial kinematics and kinetics of individual particles and systems of particles utilizing Newton┬┐s Laws of Motion, the Principle of Work and Energy, and the Principle of Impulse and Momentum; steady flow and variable mass systems; single degree of freedom vibration. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2311; grade of C or better in MATH 2425.

CE 2291 PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (2-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore classification in civil engineering.

CE 2311 STATICS (2-2) Vector algebra; composition and resolution of forces; equivalence of force couple systems; equilibrium of force systems acting on particles, and force - couple systems acting on rigid bodies, and systems of rigid bodies; internal forces in rigid bodies; shear and moment diagrams; centroids and moments of inertia; frictional forces. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYS 1443; Grade of C or better in MATH 2425 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 2312 STATICS AND DYNAMICS FOR NON-CE MAJORS (2-2) The lecture covers principles of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, condition of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia, review of kinematics and kinetics of particle motion, and two-dimensional motion of rigid bodies. The lab period is used for reinforcement of the course principles through problem solving as well as computer simulation demonstrations. CE 2312 cannot be substituted for CE 2210 and CE 2311. Prerequisite: PHYS 1443 and MATH 2425 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 2313 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS I (3-0) Concepts of stress and strain; stress-strain relationships. Behavior of members subjected to tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loading. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2311; Grade of C or better in MATH 2425.

CE 2331 ENGINEERING MEASUREMENT AND COMPUTER MODELING (2-3) Principles and theories of physical measurements of spatial quantities; the use of surveying instruments; introduction to engineering using computer modeling programs; and organization and programming for computer solutions. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 1252.

CE 2391 PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore classification in civil engineering.

CE 3000 JUNIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Junior level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.

CE 3110 CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS (1-0) Technical writing, oral communication, professional presentations, and other related topics. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in COMS 2302.

CE 3131 ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS (0-3) Laboratory examinations of water, wastewater, and air. Water and air quality parameters and their significance. Sources and types of pollutants and their effects. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3334 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3142 APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS LAB (0-3) Fluid flow measurements studied by means of performed laboratory experiments and/or digital computer programming of relevant equations. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3305.

CE 3143 PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF SOILS (0-3) An introduction to determination of civil engineering properties of soil and their behavior, identification, grain size analysis, Atterberg limits, compaction, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Also an introduction to sampling of soil materials. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3343 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3161 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS LABORATORY (0-3) Various properties and behavior of civil engineering materials are investigated by laboratory experimentation. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CE 3261 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3261 PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS (2-0) The nature and properties of materials used in civil engineering such as structural metals, concrete, timber, and bituminous materials. The engineering application and performance of materials are emphasized. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in either CHEM 1465 or 1442; Grade of C or better in CE 2313 or concurrent enrollment; concurrent enrollment in CE 3161.

CE 3301 STOCHASTIC MODELS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Basic theory of probability and statistics with practical applications to civil and environmental engineering problems. Emphasis on sampling, distribution functions, tests of significance, and regression modeling. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 2326 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3302 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING (3-0) Planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities. Characteristics of vehicle movement; basic geometric design of highways; traffic flow relations in traffic streams; highway capacity; traffic engineering; and procedures for transportation planning. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2331; and Grade of C or better in either CE 3301 or IE 3301, or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3305 BASIC FLUID MECHANICS (3-0) Fundamentals of fluid statics, kinematics of fluid flow, fluid energy, fluid forces, similitude, and dimensional analysis. Related to steady flow of incompressible fluids in confined and free surface systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2210; Grade of C or better in CE 2313 or concurrent enrollment; Grade of C or better in MATH 3319 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3309 INTRODUCTION TO HYDROLOGY (3-0) Engineering topics pertaining to the hydrological cycle. Computational techniques and use of application software for analysis of rainfall and runoff. Design skills for stormwater mitigation will be applied to course project. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3301 or IE 3301; Grade of C or better in CE 3305; Grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in CE 3142.

CE 3310 CONSTRUCTION AND VALUE ENGINEERING (3-0) Principles of construction engineering and engineering decision making process, including U.S. construction industry, quantity takeoff, cost estimating, scheduling and project control, simple and compound interest calculations, equivalence, present worth, uniform annual cost, rate of return, depreciation, equipment replacement, and competing projects. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3301 or concurrent enrollment, professional program admission or departmental consent.

CE 3334 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3-0) Physical, chemical, and biological unit operations and processes in an air, water, and land environment. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CHEM 1465 or 1442; Grade of C or better in CE 3305; concurrent enrollment in CE 3131.

CE 3341 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3-0) Structural analysis/design process, structural forms, and basic structural elements. Analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses, frames, and composite structures, shear and moment diagrams, influence lines, and moving loads. Methods to compute deflections including double integration, moment area, and virtual work. Methods of analysis for statically indeterminate structures including consistent deformation, slope deflection and moment distribution. Use of structural analysis programs. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2313.

CE 3343 SOIL MECHANICS (3-0) An introduction to the significant geophysical and soil science properties and behavior of materials making up the earth's crust as they apply to civil engineering, sources of materials, classification, plasticity, permeability, stress distribution, consolidation, shear strength, and settlement. Also an introduction to basic foundation engineering concepts. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2313; concurrent enrollment in CE 3143.

CE 4000 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Senior level undergraduate research. Prerequisite: Departmental good standing and permission of instructor. May be taken a maximum of 3 times.

CE 4191 PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore standing in civil engineering.

CE 4291 PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (2-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson and sophomore standing in civil engineering.

CE 4300 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Advanced topics of current interest in any one of the various fields of civil engineering. The subject title to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: changes with topic; consent of instructor required.

CE 4305 TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY METHODS (3-0) Pipeline and utility design, construction and renewal. Topics include pipeline infrastructure structural considerations, planning and construction considerations, pipe materials, and trenchless technologies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in either CE 3310 or IE 3312.

CE 4306 INFRASTRUCTURE ASSET MANAGEMENT (3-0) Infrastructure inventory, inspection, and life cycle costs. Topics include pipeline deterioration parameters, asset management technologies, risk assessment, government regulations and case studies. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in either CE 3310 or IE 3312.

CE 4311 URBAN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (3-0) Urban transportation system design, planning, transportation modeling, economic theory, travel demand and travel estimation techniques. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3302.

CE 4312 STREET AND HIGHWAY DESIGN (3-0) The geometric design concepts for urban and rural roadways. Consideration of vehicle and road user characteristics in roadway design, including horizontal and vertical alignments, intersections, interchanges, and roadway cross-section and right-of-way considerations. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3302.

CE 4313 TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3-0) Design and control of fixed-time, actuated, and computer-controlled traffic signals; optimization of traffic flow at intersections; capacity analysis of intersections, legal requirements and traffic studies for installation of traffic control devices; characteristics of signs, signals, and markings; traffic laws. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3302.

CE 4314 INTRODUCTION TO RAILROAD ENGINEERING (3-0) Overview of the railroad industry in the United States; structure of track, base, and foundation; drainage, railroad structures (bridges and retaining walls); geometric design; communications and signalling; maintenance. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3302.

CE 4320 EARTH STRUCTURES DESIGN (3-0) Study of the states of stress and analysis/design techniques associated with cuts, fills, and retaining structures. Includes slope stability, conventional and reinforced earth retaining walls, excavation bracing, and sheet pile wharf structures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3343.

CE 4321 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING (3-0) Aspects of design and construction considerations for all types of foundation systems in most soil/rock support conditions, interactions between soils and structures, bearing capacity theories, consolidation, shrink-swell, and settlement. Numerical analyses of design are applied to most of the situations. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both CE 3341 and CE 3343.

CE 4322 APPLICATIONS WITH GEOSYNTHETICS (3-0) Definitions and properties of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geocomposites and geomembranes; reinforcement design applications in rigid and flexible pavements, foundations, embankments, slopes and retaining walls; drainage and filtration application designs, AASHTO design criteria; construction methods. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3343.

CE 4323 LANDFILL DESIGN (3-0) Introduction and types of landfills, landfill site selection, siting and configuration, compacted and geosynthetic clay liners, final cover design, landfill settlement and slope stability, post closure uses of landfills, leachate and gas generation, collection and removal system, bioreactor landfills and future trends. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3343.

CE 4324 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS II (3-0) Theories of stress and deformation, stress-strain tensors, stress and strain relationships, stresses due to various loading conditions, theories of failure, energy methods, shear-center, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, torsion in closed and open cell cross-sections and buckling analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2313.

CE 4325 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINITE ELEMENT METHOD (3-0) Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness methods for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite elements modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4328 WATER SYSTEM DESIGN (3-0) Hydraulic/hydrologic analysis and design of municipal water distribution, stormwater collection, and wastewater collection systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3309.

CE 4330 HYDRAULIC DESIGN (3-0) Design methods for appurtenances of water conveyance systems under open channel and pressure flow conditions. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4328, or consent of instructor.

CE 4332 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, METHODS, & MANAGEMENT (3-0) Introduction to the construction industry and the methods, equipment, and management techniques used. Topics include equipment operating characteristics, underground construction, job site safety, and field management. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3343.

CE 4336 HOT MIX ASPHALT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION (3-0) An in-depth study of the properties of constituent materials for asphalt concrete mixtures. Design methods for Hot-Mixes Asphalt (HMA) and Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA). Theory and practice of asphalt concrete mix for pavements, including specifications and construction methods for hot-mix asphalt and surface treatments. Maintenance and rehabilitation of flexible pavements. Relationships of material engineering properties to pavement design and performance. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CE 3261.

CE 4337 PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS (3-0) Portland cement concrete mix design and production. Paving operations. Saw and seal operations. Subgrade preparation. Base selection. Drainage selection, design and construction. Bonded and unbonded concrete overlays. Whitetopping and Ultra-Thin Whitetopping. Concrete pavement restoration; Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Concrete Pavement Construction. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3261.

CE 4347 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (3-0) An analysis, design and synthesis course for concrete structures, emphasizing elastic analysis and strength design. Topics include strength and serviceability requirements. Design of one way slabs, rectangular beams, flanged sections and columns, and footings for strength, shear, bond, bearing, and serviceability. Building codes, American Concrete Institute (ACI) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4348 STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN STEEL (3-0) A design synthesis course for structural steel structures using Allowable Strength Design and Load Resistance Factor Design. Topics include tension members, compression members, flexural members and simple connections. Building codes, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) specs, material specs, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4350 INTRODUCTION TO AIR POLLUTION (3-0) An introduction to the air pollution field which encompasses a wide range of topics, including: atmosphere and ideal gas law; pollutant types, sources, effects; Clean Air Act; gas flow measurement; air pollutant measurement; air pollution meteorology and dispersion modeling; air pollution control. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both CE 3131 and CE 3334.

CE 4351 PHYSICAL UNIT PROCESSES (3-0) Principles of unit process modeling using reactor and kinetic theory, and theory and design of mixing, mass transfer, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, and gas transfer. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both CE 3131 and CE 3334.

CE 4352 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (2-3) Professional practice issues in the private and public sector are addressed by visiting practitioners. Topics include project management, teamwork, obtaining work, regulatory requirements, specifications, issues in design/build, design alternatives, cost estimation, design and construction drawings, contract and construction law, legal issues, ethics and professionalism, design reports, licensure, lifelong learning, ethical and engineering practice organizations. Learning principles of engineering practice by working as a team is emphasized. Oral and written presentations are required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3110; Grade of C or better in either CE 3310 or IE 3312; Admission to the Professional Program.

CE 4353 WATER CHEMISTRY (3-0) Principles of water chemistry applied to the theory and design of unit processes including coagulation, precipitation, corrosion, oxidation-reduction, and membrane processes. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in both CE 3334 and CE 3131.

CE 4354 INTRODUCTION TO SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT (3-0) Sources, chemistry, monitoring, and classifications of solid and hazardous wastes. Discussions of environmental hazards, legal aspects, transportation, detoxification, storage, and disposal and incineration. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both CE 3334 and CE 3131.

CE 4355 DESIGN OF WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES (3-0) Design of facilities commonly used in water and wastewater treatment plants including pumps, pipelines, channels, flow measurement and control devices, screens, grit removal, mixing, sludge removal, aeration equipment, and chemical feed and storage. Materials of construction, process control interface, and operation and maintenance factors are also discussed. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in both CE 3334 and CE 3142.

CE 4358 OPEN CONDUIT SYSTEM (3-0) Non-pressure conduit and channel flow, surface profiles, steady and gradually varied flow, hydraulic jumps, and specific energy. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4328 or consent of instructor.

CE 4360 DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL MASONRY (3-0) Covers masonry unit types and mortar types, reinforcing and connections. Design of beams, columns, pilasters, and walls. Structural behavior and construction practices. Includes plain and reinforced masonry. Building Codes, Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4361 ADVANCED REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (3-0) Includes structural design of slender columns, truss model for shear and torsion; structural systems such as continuous beams, two-way slabs, yield-line theory and shear friction. Approximate methods for design and analysis of concrete elements and frames. Building code, American Concrete Institute (ACI) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4347.

CE 4363 FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE (3-0) Introduction to pre-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete structures, bonded and unbonded constructions, hardware, stress calculations, section proportioning, flexural design, shear design, prestress losses, deflections, allowable stress, load-balancing, and ultimate strength, design/analysis methods, including: partially prestressed systems shear design, analysis and design of composite beams, design of prestressed concrete bridges. Both American Concrete Institute (ACI-318) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO-LRFD) provisions will be discussed. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4347.

CE 4365 STRUCTURAL WOOD DESIGN (3-0) Covers material grade and properties of wood, design criteria using structural lumber, glue laminated lumber and structural panels. Design of bending and compression members, trusses and diaphragms. Building codes, National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4366 FUNDAMENTALS OF FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES (3-0) Introduction to basic analysis, design and manufacture of composite materials for engineered structures. Fiber materials, tapes, cloths, resin system, elastic constants, matrix formulation, theory of failure. The course will also cover an introduction to design with composites, preliminary design, optimization, processing variables, product design. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4368 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3-0) Advanced analysis of indeterminate beams, frames, trusses, arches, and cables. Credit will not be granted for both CE 5351 and CE 4368. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4369 LOADS ON STRUCTURES (3-0) Structural analysis of structures under gravity and lateral loads, emphasizing the logical reasoning process of analysis, synthesis and design. Use of recommended practice documents and commercial structural and mathematical software will assist in providing insight and understanding of load requirements, structural behavior and analysis tools. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.

CE 4383 SENIOR PROJECT (2-3) Planning, analysis of alternatives, and designs of selected projects that cross various civil engineering disciplines, and include engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Application of computer-aided engineering in analysis and design. A final oral presentation and written report that presents pros and cons of alternative solutions, application of engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints are required. A team approach is emphasized.Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4352, completion of all required 3000 level CE courses; and a minimum of one CE design course with a grade of C or better.

CE 4391 PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore standing in civil engineering.

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