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EDG 2160 (0-6-3)  Civil Graphics and Computer Aided Drafting
An introduction to graphic principles and practices in civil engineering technology. This course includes the development of the basic drafting skills needed to produce civil engineering plans and graphical presentations. The elements of descriptive geometry are addressed. A major component of the course is an introduction to the fundamentals of computer-aided drafting and design (CADD).
ENGR 2214 (3-0-3)Engineering Mechanics – Statics
Study of force vectors, equilibrium of particles, equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; trusses, friction, centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisites: PHYS 2211K (or concurrent enrollment)
ENGR 3131 (3-0-3) Strength of Materials
The study and mathematical modeling of the mechanical behavior of materials under load. Emphasis will be on the elastic conditions of equilibrium, compatibility and material behavior. Includes study of stress and strain in columns, connectors, beams, eccentrically-loaded members, as well as introduction to statically indeterminate members. Prerequisites: ENGR 2214 and MATH 2254
ENGR 3132 (0-3-1) Strength of Materials Lab
The study and performance of laboratory testing and analysis techniques used in the determination of the mechanical behavior of materials under load. Co-registration or prior completion of ENGR3131 required.
ENGR 3305 (3-0-3) Data Collection and Analysis in Engineering
This course combines the elements of proper engineering data collection and techniques unique to the field of civil engineering with the numerical analysis techniques needed to properly analyze the data. Using real world examples, students will collect various types of engineering data then analyze the data such that statistically valid conclusions can be achieved. Emphasis will be given to standard engineering practices. Prerequisites: MATH 2254.
ENGR 3324 (3-0-3) Project Cost Analysis
A study of the project cost measurement and analysis techniques unique to the engineering profession. Cost analysis procedures and their relationship with cost estimation methodologies are examined. Emphasis is placed on techniques for economy studies of multiple alternatives, uncertainties in forecasts, increment costs, taxes, and retirement and replacement of highways, transportation systems, bridges and publics works facilities. Current economic issues are also discussed. Prerequisite: Math 2253 (UCC Approved in Fall 2010)
ENGR 3343 (3-0-3)  Fluid Mechanics
A study of the fundamentals of fluid statics and dynamics including hydrostatic forces on submerged plates, continuity of fluid flow and fluid flow principles. Applications of turbulent and laminar flow in conduits are emphasized. The systems approach is practiced in analyzing the application of flow measuring devices, piping, pumps and turbines. Prerequisites: ENGR 2214: Co-requisite: MATH 2306.

ENGR 3345 (0-3-1)  Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

The laboratory reinforces the principles of fluid mechanics, studied in ENGR 3343, as they apply to hydraulic and pneumatic power, and fluid flow. Developing experimental data into effective laboratory reports is emphasized. Co-requisite: ENGR 3343  

ENGR 4402 (1-0-1)  Engineering Ethics
This course looks at the practice of engineering in the context of ethics and ethical theory. Issues of safety, liability, professional responsibility, legal obligations are considered in the context of case studies. Particular emphasis is given to the application of the Professional Engineering Code of Ethics published by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Students will consider the resolution of ethical dilemmas through the development and evaluation of various courses of action related to specific case studies.

CE 1000 (1-0-1) Orientation to Civil & Construction Engineering 
Introduction to the professional practice and options within the disciplines of civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction engineering and surveying and mapping: career opportunities, professional licensing, and industry expectations in the professional disciplines, as well as department policies on advisement and curriculum requirements to graduation.
CE 3201 (3-0-3)Structural Analysis
This course is the introductory course in identification and analysis of basic structural elements. Topics include the determination of beam deflections, methods for the computational analysis of statically indeterminate trusses, moment distribution, and the analysis of frames. Prerequisites: ENGR 3131
CE 3202 (3-0-3)  Design of Concrete Structures  
ACI design procedures for reinforced concrete beams, columns, footings, slabs and other members, Introduction to masonry design. Prerequisites: CE3201

CE 3501 (3-0-3) Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering  
A study of different materials used for light and heavy construction projects, such as aggregates, woods, metals, concretes, masonry, and bituminous materials. An overview of materials science will be introduced, as well. Prerequisites: ENGR 3131

CE 3502 (0-3-1) Materials for Civil & Construction Engineering - Laboratory
A study of standard laboratory tests (ASTM and AASHTO) on the materials commonly used in Civil and Construction engineering field. The lab will reinforce the principles of CE 3501 through laboratory experiments. Developing experimental data into effective technical reports will be emphasized. Co-requisite: CE 3501

CE 3701 (3-0-3)Geotechnical Engineering
Introduction to fundamental knowledge of soil/foundation engineering for construction projects such as commercial building, highway, bridge, airport, and water/wastewater treatment plant. Course topics will include composition of soils, subsurface investigation, soil classification systems, groundwater flow, permeability, compaction, stress/strain analysis, shear strength, consolidation/settlement, shallow and deep foundations, earth retaining structures, slope stability, and ground modification methods.  Prerequisites: ENGR 3131, ENGR 3132 and ENGR 3343
CE 3702 (3-0-3)  Environmental Engineering I
Introduction to environmental engineering issues, legal aspects, engineering solutions, and basic approaches to abatement system design including water supply, water treatment, water quality management, wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, and environmental impacts. Prerequisites: ENGR 3343 and CHEM 1212K  

CE 3703 (3-0-3) Environmental Engineering II
Introduction to environmental engineering design of unit processes and pollution abatement systems including water treatment plant design, wastewater treatment plant design, sludge management, air pollution abatement systems, and solid and hazardous waste engineering management. Prerequisites: CE 3702

CE 3704 (0-3-1) Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Application of basic chemistry and chemical calculations to measure physical, chemical, and bacteriological parameters of water and wastewater. Laboratory methods and interpretation of results with regard to environmental engineering applications such as design and operation of water and wastewater treatment processes, and to the control of the quality of natural waters. Co-registration or prior completion of CE 3702 required.

CE 3708 (0-3-1) Geotechnical Engineering Lab
A study of standard laboratory tests (ASTM and/or AASHTO) on soils. The lab will reinforce the principles of Geotechnical Engineering studied in CE 3701, and developing experimental data into effective laboratory reports will be emphasized. Prerequisites: ENGR 3131, ENGR 3132 and ENGR 3343

CE 3901-3904 Special Topics
Special topics offered by the program on a demand basis (1 to 4 hours). Prerequisites: Junior standing, consent of the Program Director.
CE 4103 (3-0-3) Design of Steel Structures
AISC design procedures for steel beams, joints, girders, columns, base plates, and connections. Prerequisites: CE3201
CE 4105 (3-0-3)Foundation Design
A study of the selection and design of foundation types for structures and of the behavior of the foundation earth materials both during and after construction. Topics covered include subsurface investigation, stress distribution, settlement, bearing capacity, structural design of footings, lateral earth pressure and retaining wall behavior, and pile foundation analysis and design. Prerequisites: CE 3701
CE 4177 (3-0-3)  Transportation Engineering
A study of the fundamentals of vehicular transportation and vehicle operating characteristics. Areas of study include driver abilities and expectancies as they relate to the driving task, geometric design of roadways, pavement design and maintenance, traffic flow theory and its application to level of service analysis, and intelligent transportation system design. Prerequisites: MATH 2260 (new prerequisite was approved by UCC in Spring 2013)
CE 4178 (3-0-3)  Highway Design and Construction
This course addresses the challenges facing engineers when designing and constructing highways. Areas of study include the design of horizontal and vertical alignments, roadside design, the use of geographic information systems during the design process, pavement design, constructability, and the digital transfer of information during construction. Prerequisites: CE 4177

CE 4179 (0-3-1)  Transportation Engineering Lab 
The lab will reinforce the principles of Transportation engineering studied in CE 4177. Laboratory experiments in the field of transportation engineering and data analysis will be conducted and developing experimental data into effective laboratory reports will be emphasized.  Co-requisite: CE 4177
CE 4703 (3-0-3) Engineering Hydrology
The course presents the hydrological processes and their relationship to the design of structures for control and management of water resources, rainfall-runoff relationships, and probability and frequency analysis as they relate to surface and groundwater hydrology. Prerequisites: ENGR 3343  

CE 4704 (3-0-3)Engineering Hydraulic Analysis and Design 
The course applies principals of fluid mechanics to the design and analysis of hydraulic systems. The course emphasizes open channel flow and addresses topics of interest to the Civil Engineer. Topics include hydraulic grade line calculations, pump design, culvert analysis and design, based flood elevation studies using HEC-RAS, non-uniform flow, gutters and inlets, water distribution, open channel design.   Prerequisite: ENGR 3343

CE 4705 (3-0-3)  Advanced Soil Mechanics  
After a brief review of drained and undrained shear strength of soils under traditional triaxial compression testing, the advanced topics to be covered in shear strength will include modified Mohr-Coulomb diagrams, including p-q diagrams, stress paths, triaxial extension and triaxial compression tests, and drained and undrained failure at principle stress difference versus principal stress ratio. In consolidation, the components of settlement and the effect of submergence on ultimate consolidation settlement will be covered. Prerequisites: CE 3701

CE 4706 (3-0-3) Pavement Engineering  
A study of the methods used to determine thickness and composition of the components of both flexible and rigid highway pavements. Class work will also include paving materials, drainage systems, pavement distresses, and maintenance & rehabilitation. Standard techniques and computer software such as that of PCA, ACPA, the Asphalt Institute and AASHTO will be utilized in pavement thickness design. Prerequisite: CE 3201 and CE 3701    

CE 4707 (3-0-3) Design of Wood Structures 
The course introduces the design of wood structure and properties of wood. The course will cover the topics such as determination of horizontal and vertical loads, horizontal and vertical load-resisting systems, design of horizontal diaphragms, and bolted and nailed connections. Prerequisite: CE 3201

CE 4708 (3-0-3) Hazardous Waste Engineering   
A study of hazardous waste regulation, treatment, disposal, and remediation of contaminated sites. Evaluation of unit operations and processes of importance in the treatment and disposal of common organic and inorganic hazardous wastes. Prerequisite: CE 3703 or Instructor’s Permission.

CE 4709 (3-0-3) Matrix Structural Analysis  
The course offers computer oriented methods for solving determinate and indeterminate structures including matrix analysis of two-and three-dimensional trusses, continuous beams, and frames. The class emphasizes on the displacement method and stiffness matrix development. Matrix analysis method will be applied to problems in structural engineering and mechanics using the Structural Analysis Program 2000. Prerequisite: CE 3201

CE 4800 (2-3-3) Senior Project
Capstone design experience for graduating Construction Engineering majors. Prerequisite: Senior Standing, consent of the Program Director.
CE 4901-4904 Special Topics
Special topics offered by the program on a demand basis (1 to 4 hours). Prerequisites: Junior standing, consent of the Program Director.

CM 3160 (2-2-3) Commercial and Heavy Construction Methods
A study of the materials, techniques, and methods used in non-residential construction and heavy/civil construction. Site setup, earthwork, structural frames, and building envelopes are included, as well as construction equipment planning and operation.
CM 3420 (3-2-4) Construction Estimating II
The continued study of the estimating process emphasizing pricing the general contractor's work, including estimating procedures, development of direct and indirect unit costs, evaluation of subcontractor bids, bidding strategy and bid opening. The completion of an estimate, bid submission, and development of a schedule of values are required. Also included is an introduction to conceptual estimating.
CM 4510 (2-2-3) Construction Scheduling
A study of the management techniques used in controlling the progress of construction projects, including development of a commercial project schedule, as well as simulations of updating and monitoring progress using critical path methodology. Commonly used commercial software packages are introduced.
CM 4560 (3-0-3) Construction Project Management
A study of traditional, design-build and construction management delivery methods, the management of field operations and administration of the construction contract. Contract documents, project organization, supervision, working with owners and design professionals, procurement, management of subcontractors are discussed.
CM 4639 (4-0-4) Construction Safety and Law
A study of construction safety and law as they pertain to day to day needs of the construction professional. Topics include but are not limited to safety and loss control principles and practices, contract documents and claims, insurance and dispute resolution.
SURV 2221 (3-3-4) Surveying I
Angles, distances, elevations; horizontal and vertical location using total station and level; simple horizontal and vertical curves; contouring; introduction to the Global Positioning System; introductory coordinate computations; simple topographic survey project. Prerequisite: CE 1000.

SURV 4470 (2-3-3) Land Development Design
Site analysis; subdivision design; drainage design; sewer design; legal requirements; platting; CAD computer methods. Prerequisite: SURV 2221.

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