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Undergraduate Courses in Civil Engineering

1201. Civil Engineering as a Career. (ENGR 1201) 2(1-3)

Orientation course covering the history of engineering, its disciplines and professional practice with emphasis on social responsibility and ethical behavior. Introduces students to the profession of civil and architectural engineering; provides basic skills, tools and techniques applied to problem solving, teamwork and communication necessary for academic and professional success. A laboratory component will stimulate the student=s interest in engineering. Required of all entering civil and architectural engineering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 16 hours.

2113. Surveying Laboratory. 1(0-3)

Engineering field surveying and practices of taping, leveling, traversing, error adjustments, stadia, earthwork and highway curves. Corequisite: CEEN 2212.

2212. Surveying. 2(2-0)

Engineering principles and practices of plane surveying, taping, leveling, traversing, surveying errors, topographic stadia, earthwork, highway curves and construction surveys. Prerequisite: MEEN 1310. Corequisite: MATH 2413.

2301. Mechanics I. (ENGR 2301) 3(3-0)

Resultants of force systems. Statics of beams, trusses, frames and other engineering structures. Friction. Distributed forces. Centroids and centers of gravity. Moments of inertia of areas and masses, Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: PHYS 2325/2125. Corequisite: MATH 2414.

3143. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory. 1(0-3)

Principles and practices of geotechnical engineering laboratory with emphasis on the related ASTM and AASHTO testing standards. Corequisite: CEEN 3342.

3144. Construction Materials. 1(1-0)

Engineering properties of materials for design and construction. Related ASTM test specifications of construction materials such as concrete, asphalt, timber, steel, synthetic materials, etc. Prerequisites: CEEN 3311.

3145. Construction Materials Laboratory. 1(0-3)

Engineering principles and practices for testing construction materials based on ASTM testing standards. Corequisite: CEEN 3144.

3167. Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering Laboratory. 1(0-3)

Open-channel-flow visualization and measurement, hydraulic machinery characteristics and water and wastewater analysis. Corequisite: CEEN 3365.

3303. Structural Analysis. 3(3-0)

Statically determinate structures. Moving loads. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformation, slope-deflection and moment-distribution. Prerequisite: CEEN 3311.

3304. Reinforced Concrete Design. 3(2-3)

Mechanics, behavior and design of reinforced concrete members subject to axial loads, bending, torsion and shear. Prerequisite: CEEN 3303.

3311. Strength of Materials. 3(3-0)

Hooke's Law; stress and strain at a point; Mohr's circle; axial stresses; torsion; shear, moment and deflection in beams; shear center; unsymmetrical bending; columns; theories of failure; introduction to fatigue; and statically indeterminate members. Prerequisites: CEEN 2301 and MATH 2414.

3317. Engineering Economy. 3(3-0)

Principles of economic analysis applied to engineering; evaluation of engineering alternatives; economic significance of engineering proposals. Cash flow diagrams, equivalence of cash flow patterns, interest, rate of return comparison, inflation, time value of money, income tax and depreciation, benefit/cost comparison, break even analysis, fixed costs, operating costs and other costs. Prerequisite: junior standing in engineering.

3342. Geotechnical Engineering. 3(3-0)

Principles of geotechnical engineering, soil composition, classification, flownet, compaction, consolidation, effective stress, bearing capacity and slope stability. Prerequisites: CEEN 3311 and PHYS 2326/2126.

3365. Environmental Engineering. 3(3-0)

Treatment and distribution of water. Wastewater conveyance and treatment systems. Physical, chemical and biological treatment processes. Solid waste management. Introduction to air pollution control. Prerequisites: CEEN 3392 and CHEM 1311/1111. Corequisite: CEEN 3167.

3392. Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics. 3(3-0)

Fluid statics, flow of fluids through pipes and open channels, hydraulic machines. Prerequisite: MEEN 2302.

In addition to the listed prerequisite for the following 4000 series courses, a student must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

4279. Design in Civil Engineering I. 2(1-3)

Engineering concepts integrated from the topics taught in sequences of upper division courses to produce practical, efficient and feasible solutions of civil engineering problems. Computer applications are included. Prerequisites: CEEN 3303 and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in mathematics and science. Corequisite: CEEN 4362.

4289. Design in Civil Engineering II. 2(1-3)

Engineering concepts integrated from the topics taught in sequences of upper division courses to produce practical, efficient and feasible solutions of civil engineering problems. Computer applications are included. Prerequisites: CEEN 3342, CEEN 4316 and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in mathematics and science.

4314. Matrix Methods in Structural Analysis. 3(3-0)

Formulation and application of the direct stiffness method to truss, beam and frame structures; introduction to the finite element method for 2-D problems; and use and interpretation of computer structural analysis programs. Prerequisite: CEEN 3303.

4316. Structural Steel Design. 3(3-0)

AISC specifications for the design of axially loaded members, beams, columns and connections. Introduction to plastic design. Prerequisite: CEEN 3303.

4317. Computer Methods in Civil Engineering. 3(2-3)

Application of computer methods to solution of civil engineering problems, including the use of mathematical modeling, error analysis, optimization, solution of algebraic and differential equations and integration pertaining to infrastructure system analysis. Prerequisite: CEEN 4316.

4320. Foundation Engineering Analysis. 3(3-0)

Bearing capacity and related soil properties for analysis and design of foundations, including retaining walls. Prerequisites: CEEN 3303 and CEEN 3342.

4326. Construction Engineering. 3(3-0)

Construction methods and management of earthwork with heavy equipment and others. Construction estimating, planning and control. Network theory and critical path methods. Prerequisite: credit or registration in CEEN 3342 and CEEN 3317.

4336. Selected Topics. V:1-3

One or more topics of civil engineering. May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite: senior standing.

4359. Principles of Transportation Engineering. 3(2-3)

Principles of transportation engineering, profession of transportation engineering, system and organization, system characteristics, traffic engineering studies, traffic flow, intersection control and capacity, highway alignment and capacity. Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering.

4362. Hydrology. 3(3-0)

Hydrologic cycle; transpiration, evaporation, snow melt and planetary circulation. Rainfall-runoff relations, index, unit hydrographs, synthesized hydrographs. Binomial, normal and extreme-value skewed distributions. Prerequisites: CEEN 3392. Corequisite: STAT 4303.

4364. Design of Water and Wastewater Conveyance Systems. 3(3-0)

Water and wastewater flows and measurement, design of water transportation systems, design of gravity-flow sanitary sewers and stormwater drainage systems, pumps and pump systems, design of pumping stations. Prerequisite: CEEN 3392.

4367. Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering. 3(3-0)

Soil-water-contaminant interaction processes, conduction phenomena, hydraulic conductivity and contaminant transport phenomena, effects of contaminants on soil properties, site characterization and soil remediation techniques; design aspects of waste containment systems such as landfills, seepage barriers and cutoff walls. Prerequisites: CEEN 3342 and CEEN 3365.

4368. Foundation Engineering. 3(3-0)

Soil strength. Bearing capacity of soils and shallow foundation. Immediate and consolidation settlement. Lateral earth pressure theory and retaining walls. Deep foundation and stability analysis of soil slopes. Prerequisite: CEEN 3342.

4369. Transportation Engineering Design. 3(2-3)

Engineering design concepts used to produce practical, efficient, economical and feasible solutions to problems in such transportation areas as highways, traffic freight and materials movement, railroads and air transport. Computer applications are included. Prerequisites: CSEN 2304 and CEEN 3311.

4489. Design in Civil Engineering II. 4(2-6)

Engineering concepts integrated from the topics taught in sequences of upper division courses to produce practical, efficient and feasible solutions of civil engineering problems. Computer applications are included. Prerequisites: CEEN 3342 and CEEN 4316.

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