Course Descriptions

Core Course Descriptions

14:180:216 Introductory Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (3 cr)
Principles of computer-aided design and drafting (CADD): graphic entities, hatch patterns, layering, part file creation, and information extraction. Two-dimensional drafting and pictorial drawings using a CADD system. Introduction to three-dimensional modeling and surface revolution. Descriptive geometry. CADD applications in civil engineering. Lec. 1 hr, lab. 3 hrs, rec. 1 hr.

14:180:243 Mechanics of Solids (3 cr)
Axial force, shear, moment, and torque in structural members; stress, strain, and stress-strain relations; principal stresses and strains; torsion of circular shafts; bending of singly symmetric beams; compound loading; buckling of columns; statically indeterminate systems. Prerequisites: (14:440:221 or 14:440:291) and (01:640:152 or 01:640:192 or 21:640:235 or 50:640:221). Corequisite: 01:640:244.

14:180:305 Construction Engineering (3 cr)
An introduction to construction and the construction industry. Topics include construction contracts, scheduling, estimating, and cost control. Prerequisite: 14:180:243.

14:180:318 Elements of Structures (3 cr)
Structural analysis of statically determinate trusses, frames, cables, and arches. Computation of deflections in trusses and plane frames. Influence lines for beams and trusses. Introduction to indeterminate structures. Prerequisites: 14:180:243, 14:440:222.

14:180:320 Design of Steel Structures (3 cr)
Design of bolted and welded connections; design of components of structural systems in tension, compression, bending, and combined axial and bending loads. Use of computers for design and detailing. Lec. 2 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Prerequisites: 14:180:243, 318; 14:440:222.

14:180:345 Properties of Materials Laboratory (1 cr)
Mechanical properties and behavior of structural elements under a variety of load conditions. Prerequisite: 14:180:243.

14:180:364 Transportation Engineering I (3 cr)
Principles of transportation engineering with application to various modes; planning, selection, formulation, and administration of transportation systems. Economic, environmental, and political constraints; land-use studies; applications. Prerequisite: 14:180:243.

14:180:372 Soil Mechanics (3 cr)
Elements of engineering geology; mechanical and hydraulic properties of soils; soil-water systems and fluid flow; stresses in soils; compressibility, consolidation, and settlement; shearing resistance; lateral earth-pressures; slope stability; bearing capacity; numerical methods and computer applications. Prerequisites: 14:180:243, 387.

14:180:374 Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1 cr)
Engineering classification of soils and rocks. Laboratory studies of physical properties and shear strength of soils such as Atterberg limits, compaction, permeability, unconfined compression, and direct shear tests. Lab. 3 hrs. Corequisite: 14:180:372.

14:180:387 Fluid Mechanics (3 cr)
Fluid properties, statics and kinematics; concepts of system and control volume; mass, momentum, and energy conservation principles; laminar and turbulent flows in conduits and channels; boundary layer theory; drag and lift; ideal fluid flow. Prerequisites: 14:440:222, 01:640:244.

14:180:389 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1 cr)
Experimental applications and demonstrations; measurement of fluid properties; applications of mass, energy, and momentum principles; energy losses; forces on immersed bodies; flow measurement devices. Corequisite: 14:180:387.

14:180:411 Reinforced Concrete (3 cr)
Strength theories for the analysis and design of beams, slabs, columns, and floor systems in flexure, diagonal tension, torsion, serviceability, and load factors, including computer applications. Prerequisites: 14:180:318, 320.

14:180:421 Reinforced Concrete Laboratory (1 cr)
Experimental stress analysis of concrete structures, including test to failure of beams, plates, and prestressed elements; control testing and design of concrete mixtures. Lab. 3 hrs. Corequisite: 14:180:411.

14:180:429 Water & Wastewater Engineering (3 cr)
Design principles for water and wastewater engineering systems, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and disposal, water treatment, and wastewater treatment. Prerequisites: 14:180:387, 389.

14:180:430 Introduction to Transportation Planning (3 cr)
Discusses the various aspects of transportation demand forecasting problems. Introduces the classic four-step modeling process and the new activity-based modeling approach. Students will have the chance to use some of the state-of-the-art transportation planning software packages, such as Cube, VISUM, and TRANSCAD to conduct case studies of transportation planning problems during labs. Prerequisites: 14:180:364, 01:960:379.

14:180:473 Foundation Engineering (3 cr)
Subsurface exploration; bearing capacity, settlement, and design of shallow foundations; design of rigid and flexible retaining structures; bearing capacity, settlement, and design of deep foundations. Lec. 2 hrs., rec. 1 hr. Prerequisites: 14:180:372, 374.

Elective Course Descriptions

14:180:331 Elements of Environmental Engineering (3 cr)
Engineering management of the environment with particular emphasis on chemical contaminants in water, wastewater, and air. Effects of energy-related pollutants and industrial emissions on environmental systems. Federal regulation and management of chemical contaminants.

14:180:382 Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (3 cr)
Basic concepts of viscous flows; conservation laws (mass, momentum, and energy); pipe flows and open-channel flows; water distribution systems; hydraulic modeling (stream and marine pollution); air, stream, and marine pollution problems. Computer applications.
Prerequisite: 14:180:387.

14:180:406 Construction Engineering Management (3 cr)
Construction planning, scheduling, and control. Use of computer-based information systems for project management. Value engineering. Critical path method and PERT scheduling techniques. Computer-drawn scheduling networks. Schedule compression. Resource allocation leveling and optimization. Project organization and financial control. Decision- making.Prerequisites:14:180:305, 01:960:379.

14:180:407 Construction Projects (4 cr)
Application of skills and theories of construction engineering management to actual projects. Students are assigned to a project and work with managers to budget, schedule, and control operations. Topics include utilization of heavy construction equipment, computer simulation of construction, and information technology in construction. Prerequisites: 14:180:305, 406.

14:180:413 Theory of Indeterminate Structures (3 cr)
Force method for solving simple indeterminate structures. Classical methods of slope-deflection and moment distribution. Formulation and algorithms for matrix method. Application of computers for analyzing indeterminate trusses and frames. Prerequisite: 14:180:318.

14:180:417 Masonry & Wood Design (3 cr)
Introduction to masonry and wood terminology and materials as well as ASTM-related specifications. ASD and LRFD design of structural elements such as masonry and wood beams, lintels, and columns. Reinforced and unreinforced masonry design. Masonry and wood shear wall design. Introduction to prestressed masonry. Connection design. Sustainability and energy efficiency, fire rating, and cost analysis. Prerequisite: Open to senior civil engineering majors only.

14:180:426 Structural Design (4 cr)
Design of steel or concrete structures; prestressed concrete design of beams and slabs. Design project with working drawings for a bridge or high-rise building. Economic and ethical considerations. Comprehensive report. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 14:180:318, 320, 411, 421.

14:180:431 Design of Environmental Engineering Facilities (4 cr)
Analysis and design considerations for environmental engineering facilities, such as water supply and wastewater treatment plants; physical engineering management of solid and hazardous wastes; resource recovery; economic and ethical considerations. Comprehensive report. Prerequisites: 14:180:387, 389, 429.

14:180:438 Transportation Engineering II (4 cr)
Training in state-of-the-art transportation planning and operations software such as HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, and CUBE. Students will work in teams to conduct traffic studies at given sites/corridors. Traffic improvement alternatives will be used to address the identified transportation problems. Such alternatives to study may include redesigning geometric layout, signal optimization, adding traffic signs and control, and ITS (intelligent transportation) equipment and systems. Lec. 3 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 14:180:364.

14:180:443 Advanced Hydraulics (3 cr)
Hydraulic engineering fundamentals: boundary layer, surface roughness, resistance in viscous flows; design of erodible and nonerodible canals; gradually varied flow, backwater analysis in rivers; computational methods; hydraulic jump; hydraulic applications in channel transitions and controls; flow over spillways; pollution problems in rivers and streams. Prerequisite: 14:180:387.

14:180:448 Elements of Hydrology (3 cr)
Hydrologic cycle; weather and hydrology; precipitation; evaporation and transpiration; stream flow and subsurface hydrology; stream flow hydrographs; unit hydrograph theory; stream flow routing; computer simulation of hydrologic processes; probability concepts in hydrology; models for frequency distribution of floods; time series analysis. Prerequisite: 14:180:387.

14:180:471 Elements of Environmental Geotechnology (3 cr)
Geotechnical aspects of analysis design and construction of waste containment systems. Prerequisite: 14:180:372.