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CE 100. INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
New students are introduced to different areas of civil and environmental engineering, professional registration, ethics, and professional responsibilities. The course is team-taught by the faculty and practitioners. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; zero credit.

CE 105. INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN 
Interdisciplinary team design projects are assigned by the faculty. Student teams are introduced to elementary design concepts and are involved in hands-on experiences in typical civil and environmental engineering projects. Reports are presented in both oral and written form. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; one credits

CE 111. ENGINEERING DESIGN GRAPHICS
Emphasis on visual aspects of engineering communications, expression of ideas, developing spatial concepts as related to design. Graphical design is taught using orthographic projection, technical sketching, and 3-D modeling. CAD applications in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CE 112. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Introduction to the use of computers in civil engineering problem solving. Topics include PowerPoint presentations, Excel applications in civil and environmental engineering, and a general overview of computer programming. Offered in Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CE 115. FIELD MEASUREMENTS
Theory of measurements and errors. Measurement of line, direction and angles. Principles of leveling, traversing and topographic surveys. Horizontal and vertical route alignments. Computer applications. Two lectures and three laboratory hours each week. Report writing skills are required. Offered in the Fall semester. Corequisites: CE 111 and ENG 111. One semester, three credits

CE 201.  STATICS
Principles of statics; coplanar and non-coplanar force systems. Equilibrium of force systems, analysis of structures, friction, centroids, moment of inertia. Prerequisite: PHYS 150. One semester, three credits

CE 202.  INTRODUCTION TO MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
Axial load, shear and moment diagram. Differential equations of beams.  Study of stresses due to axial bending, and torsional loading. Mohr’s circle of stress. Hands-on lab projects. Co-requisite or Prerequisite: CE 201. One semester, one credit

CE 203.  STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING I
Approximate structural analysis. Computer analysis. Design of timber beams, columns, trusses, floor/roof/wall sheating, and connections. Concrete mix design and wood forwork design. Concrete slab-on-grade. Wood and masonry bearing walls. Hands-on lab projects. Prerequisites: CE 112 and CE 202. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CE 299. HYDRAULICS
Study of hydrostatics includes pressure heads, pressure centers, buoyancy and flotation, stability of gravity dams, flow of fluids in pipes and open channels, nozzles, weirs, compound and branching pipe networks. Fundamentals of conveyance system design. Oral and written communication skills are required. Prerequisite: CD 202. Corequisite: CE 299L. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CE 299L. HYDRAULICS LABORATORY
Laboratory experimental work to support theory covered in CE 299. Prerequisite CE 202. Corequisite: CE 299. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; one credit

CE 301.  STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING II
Design of concrete beams, one-way slabs, columns, and spread footings. Wind load calculation.  Design of wood, masonry, and concrete shear walls.  Introduction to pre-stressed concrete. Hands-on lab projects. Prerequisites: CE 203. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CE 302.  STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING III
Design of steel beams, columns, trusses, connections, and base plates. Design of open-web floor/roof joists. Design of composite floor systems using steel beams/decks and concrete slabs. Seismic force calculations. Introduction to bridge design. Prerequisites: CE 301. Offered in the Spring semester.  One semester; three credits

CE 305. ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT
Environmental assessment; environmental laws and regulations; planning and conducting; title search, site walk-through, water and soil sampling; laboratory and field testing of soil and groundwater; fundamentals of site remediation. Written and oral communication skills are required. Prerequisite: CE 299. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 313. HYDROLOGY
The aspects of hydrology which are of concern to an engineer: water balance, probability and statistics in hydrologic design and analysis, basin modeling, hydrographs, stream flow routing, flood control, groundwater hydrology, and computer applications. Oral and written communication skills are required. Prerequisites: CE 299. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CE 314. ENGINEERING ECONOMY (Formerly CE 314 Economic Factors in Design)
Fundamentals of engineering economy. Cost concepts. Time value of money and equivalence. Economic analysis of alternatives. Depreciation and after-tax analysis. Effects of inflation on economic analysis. Currency exchange rates. Effects of global economic issues on engineering decision making. Prerequisite: MATH 231. (Same as CH E 314, ECE 314, ME 314) One semester; three credits

CE 315. JUNIOR PROJECT
Interdisciplinary team design projects are initiated by the student (or suggested by the faculty) and approved by the faculty, investigated and developed throughout three semesters preceding the student’s graduation. Students submit proposals for CE 315, CE 431, and CE 432. Students attend senior presentations and other professional lectures. Report writing and oral presentation. Prerequisite CE 203. To be taken three semesters preceding the student’s graduation. Offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. One semester; zero credit

CE 317. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Introduction of pollution in Environmental Engineering, mass balance, environmental regulations, water/wastewater characteristics, water/wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, and air pollution and control. Written communication skills are required. Prerequisites: CHEM 115,115L, CE 299, BIOL 105 or BIOL 107. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CE 318. HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
Study of driver and vehicle characteristics as they relate to the geometric design of highways. Highway capacity and safety. Design of drainage structures. Highway materials and the structural design of flexible and rigid pavements. Students are required to develop plans for a design project assigned by the instructor. Discussion of transportation planning, land use/transportation relationships, economy, mass transit facilities and intermodal systems. Computer applications. Oral and written communication skills are required. Prerequisite: CE 313 and BIOL 105. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CE 319. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Travel time, delay, speed and volume studies. Capacity of freeways, expressways, urban streets, arterials and intersections. Pedestrian, parking and accident studies. Traffic markings, signs, signals both pretimed and actuated, and progression. Geometric design of urban arterials and intersections. Students are required to submit functional plans for design projects assigned by the instructor. Emphasis on intersection, interchange, and expressway design. Computer applications. Written communication skills are required. Offered depending on enrollment. Prerequisite: CE 115. One semester; three credits.

CE 322. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
A study of the origin and composition of soils; character and properties; gradation and permeability; seepage phenomena and frost action. Introduction to mechanics of earth masses including consideration of stresses, strains, consolidation theory, rate of consolidation, total and differential settlements, and shearing resistance. Prerequisites: CE 299; Corequisite: CE 322L. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; three credits

CE 322L. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Standard laboratory tests to determine soil properties. Written and oral communication skills are required. Corequisite: CE 322. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; one credit

CE 323 URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
Principles of planning, data collection, analysis, selection, financing and implementation of alternate urban transportation systems; formulation of community goals and objectives, inventory of existing transportation facilities; transportation modeling, trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice, traffic assignment, operation of modern transit and other transportation modes. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits.

CE 340. DESIGN OF FOUNDATIONS
Sub-surface investigations and geotechnical reports; bearing capacity of soils, theory and design of shallow and deep foundations; settlement analysis; lateral earth pressure and cantilever retaining walls; slope stability analysis. Computer applications. Emphasis on design throughout. Written communication skills are required. Prerequisite: CE 322. Offered in the Spring semester. One semester; three credits

CE 345. PLANNING AND SCHEDULING
Various methods of scheduling will be presented including CPM, PPM, PERT, and LSM. Discussion of issues relating to activity duration, contractual considerations, time cost trade-off, schedule monitoring/updating and integration of schedule and cost. Computer applications. Offered depending on enrollment. Prerequisite: CE 203. One semester; three credits

CE 350. CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING AND COST CONTROL
Methods of making quantity surveys, estimating construction cost, construction scheduling and methods of cost control. The study of labor relations as they affect construction cost, scheduling and job control. Prerequisite: CE 203. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 400. THE COMPLEAT ENGINEER 
This course deals with a wide array of issues facing the practicing engineer. Topics include: engineering ethics; regulatory issues; health, safety, and environmental factors; reliability, maintainability, produciblity, sustainability; and the context of engineering in the enterprise, in society, and as part of the global economy. (Same as CH E 400, ECE 400, and ME 400) Prerequisite: Permission of the department and MATH 232. One semester; three credits

CE 401. ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Advanced concepts in environmental engineering. Industrial waste treatment, toxic material disposal, physical, biological, and chemical treatment schemes. Oral and written communication skills are required. Prerequisite: CE 317. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 402. OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULICS
Study of open channel fluid conveyance systems. Special emphasis on the design and analysis of natural and artificial channels. Characteristics of flow systems. Prerequisite: CE 299 or equivalent. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 404. SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
Introduction to solid and hazardous waste management, legislation and social impact. Engineering design, planning and analysis associated with waste sources, handling, storage, collection, transport, and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes. Written communication skills are required. Offered depending on enrollment. Prerequisite: CE 299. One semester; three credits

CE 405. REMEDIATION OF ORGANICALLY CONTAMINATED SOIL AND WATER
Soil Remediation: soil venting, air sparging, vapor extraction, bioremediation, soil washing, land farming, and thermal desorption; groundwater remediation; pump and treat and carbon adsorption; cost estimates; case histories. Written communication skills are required. Prerequisite: CE 305. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 407. GEOTECHNOLOGY OF WASTE MANAGEMENT
Site selection; ground modification and compaction; liners; leachate generation and collection; caps; gas management; properties of wastes. Prerequisite: CE 322. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 409.  SPECIAL TOPICS IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Topics vary depending on senior projects. Prerequisites: CE 302. One semester; three credits

CE 410. INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE ENGINEERING
Design, rehabilitation, and maintenance of modern highway bridges. AASHTO LRFD specifications. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 413 INTRODUCTION TO WIND AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Analysis and design of buildings under wind and earthquake. Retrofit and repair. Offered depending on enrollment. Prerequisite: CE 203. One semester; three credits

CE 417. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Laboratory work to support treatment concepts presented in CE 317. Written communication skills are required. Prerequisites: CE 317. Offered in the Fall semester. One semester; one credit

CE 418. ADVANCED DESIGN OF FOUNDATIONS
Counterfort retaining walls; construction of earth dams; seepage; sheet piles; foundations on swelling soils; soil improvement. Oral and written communication skills are required. Offered depending on enrollment. Prerequisite: CE 340. One semester; three credits

CE 420. CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Consideration of fundamental principles of contract law with particular reference and application to engineering contracts. Study of specification documents. Preparation of typical documents for public and private construction projects. Prerequisite: CE 203. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 421. DESIGN OF PAVEMENTS
Factors affecting design of pavements: loads, climate, and environment; stresses in flexible and rigid pavements; properties of pavement components; materials characterization; soil stabilization; theory and design of flexible and rigid pavements for highways and airports; pavement evaluation and rehabilitation. Oral and written communication skills are required. Prerequisite: CE 322. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 425. HEAVY CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND METHODS
Study of the equipment, methods and materials used in “horizontal” construction. Methods of estimating the production and costs of heavy construction equipment will be presented. Prerequisite: CE 203. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 428. CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Study of the principles and professional management practices applied to construction projects to ensure the successful execution of capital projects for owners. Students will learn how to plan, schedule, estimate costs and select the proper equipment and materials to complete a construction project to specifications on time and within budget. Prerequisite: CE 203. Offered depending on enrollment. One semester; three credits

CE 431-432. SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT
Interdisciplinary team design projects are initiated by students (or suggested by the faculty) and approved by the faculty. Investigated and developed throughout the senior year by the students. Reports are presented in both oral and written form. Practitioner involvement is required in each project. Professional registration, responsibility, and ethics. Also includes considerations of safety, reliability, aesthetics, social and environmental impact. Taken in sequence during the last two semesters before graduation. Practitioner involvement is required in each project. Review of Civil Engineering courses for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination. These courses address various management, business, public policy, leadership, and professional issues.Prerequisite: CE 315. Taken in sequence during the last two semesters before graduation. Two semesters; four credits

CE 490-494. SPECIAL TOPICS
Elective courses of special or current interest. Taught by faculty with special or unique qualifications. Taken by Juniors and Seniors. Prerequisites are announced with course offerings. One semester; one to four credits.

CE 495. INTERNSHIP IN CIVIL AND/OR ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (Formerly CE 499)
Students majoring in civil/environmental engineering may be placed in the engineering offices of contracted firms to receive job training under the supervision of qualified engineers. Tasks completed as part of the internship must be approved by an authorized work supervisor. Credit is granted upon faculty approval of periodic review reports, a final report, and a final oral presentation to the faculty. Minimum time 200 hours. Prerequisites: CE 203 and Permission of department. One semester; three credits

CE 496-498. TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
Directed work on a special problem. Problems of an inter-disciplinary nature are encouraged. A written report is required. A contract outlining the scope of the project is required prior to the initiation of work. Prerequisites: Senior standing and a duly executed contract. One semester; one, two, and three credits respectively

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