Civil Engineering Courses

Civil Engineering courses are supplemented by courses in Engineering Science.


CENG 225 Engineering Geology
3.00 credits
This course emphasizes physical geology, the study of Earth's evolution, morphology, its constituent minerals and rocks. Course topics include Earth processes that span a bewildering range of scales, and show why it is unwise to assume that everyday experiences are relevant. The foundation for the course is a quantitative perspective, beginning with Newton's laws of motion and gravity. Themes include the historical discovery of ideas, the interplay of 'gravity' and material behavior, and a model-deductive approach. The goal is enable student to appreciate the larger geological context of engineering and civil works projects, and the long-term forces which affect them.
CENG 226 Hydrology & Watersheds
3.00 credits
Develop an understanding of the influence of geology, climate, weather, basin characteristics, and man's activities on watersheds and water. Uses satellite and surface data sources for making predictions of water availability and understanding current water concerns for western North America. Fall, each year.
Prerequisite:
PHYS 103 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 261 Introduction to Geomatics
2.00 credits
Basic principles of surveying data collection, analysis, and application. Measurement of elevations, distances and angles using total stations and global positioning systems. Examples of analysis of errors in measurements; application of surveying data to engineering design using GIS and 3-D models. Fall.
Prerequisite:
MATH 157 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent:
CENG 261L
CENG 261L Introduction to Geomatics Lab
1.00 credit
see CENG 261.
Concurrent:
CENG 261
CENG 301 Structural Analysis I
3.00 credits
Theory and application of engineering mechanics to the solution of internal forces in statically determinate structures subjected to static and moving loads. Introduction of energy concepts for simple indeterminate structures. Fall.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 301 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 302L Construction Materials Lab
1.00 credit
Investigation of construction materials and applicable code specifications. Includes site visits to local construction material manufacturers and material testing labs. Materials studied include concrete, timber, brick, block, asphalt, aluminum and steel. Material testing and the technical writing of laboratory reports is stressed. Three hour laboratory per week. Fall.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 301 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 303 Environmental Engineering
3.00 credits
An overview of the principles of environmental engineering. Topics include material balance, environmental chemistry, risk assessment, air quality, water quality, and water and wastewater treatment.
Prerequisite:
CHEM 101 Minimum Grade: D or TRAN GCHM Minimum Grade: T or TRAN GCHM Minimum Grade: D
CENG 305 Environmental Engineering Lab
1.00 credit
This course emphasizes fundamental environmental chemistry principles and analytical techniques used to study air and water quality and treatment process performance. The course also emphasizes statistical analysis, date interpretation, and reporting requirements associated with environmental engineering. CENG 303 is a co-requisite or pre-requisite for this course.
Prerequisite:
CENG 303 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 318 Transportation Engineering
3.00 credits
The course will cover general knowledge in all the transportation fields including; traffic characteristics and flow theory. transportation planning. geometric design of highways, traffic safety, highway materials, and pavement design.
Prerequisite:
CENG 261 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 331 Soil Mechanics
3.00 credits
In this course the properties and behavior of soils (sand, gravel, silt and clay) are studied under various environmental conditions. The study includes weight-volume relations, soil classifications, soil compaction, seepage through porous media, normal effective stress concept, consolidation, shear strength, lateral pressures and slope stability. Laboratory and Field methods for evaluating pertinent properties, generally used for analysis and foundation design. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Fall.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 301 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent:
CENG 331L
CENG 331L Soil Mechanics Lab
1.00 credit
Three hours of laboratory per week.
CENG 351 Engineering Hydrology
3.00 credits
This course will form a foundation for the study of the occurrence, distribution, and movement of water on, in, and above the earth. Topics covered include: watersheds, precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, discharge calculations, hydrographs, river and reservoir routing, and drainage design including sanitary and storm sewer design and reservoir sizing. Statistical tools dealing with information in water resources, frequency analysis, confidence intervals for prediction, and risk. Applications to common engineering projects in surface and sub-surface situations are presented. Includes computer applications. Spring.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 352 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 352 Hydraulic Engineering
3.00 credits
Uses of fluid mechanics, engineering economic analysis and statistics in the engineering analysis and design of components of water resources systems. Flow of liquids in pipes and pipe networks. Design of hydro-machinery in water systems. Steady flow of water in open channels with immobile boundaries. Introduction to engineering hydrology. Reservoir sizing. Includes computer applications. Spring.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 352 Minimum Grade: D
Concurrent:
CENG 352L
CENG 352L Hydraulic Engineer Lab
1.00 credit
see CENG 352.
Concurrent:
CENG 352
CENG 390 Structural Analysis II
3.00 credits
Theory and application of approximate analysis methods for statically indeterminate trusses and frames. Matrix methods of structural analysis for 2-D and 3-D structures.
Prerequisite:
CENG 301 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 391 Civil Eng Design & Practice
3.00 credits
An integration of topics essential to the practice of civil engineering, including: 1) engineering economics concepts; 2) project management approaches; 3) contract issues and project structures, and 4) general code of conduct of engineers and ethics. Engineering economy topics will include annual cost, present worth, future worth, and rate of return concepts. Students will develop an understanding of the elements of proposals, reports, construction drawings, and specifications. Engineering law, in the context of civil engineering project will be included to further illustrate the four main topics. Spring.
CENG 404 Sustainable Systems and Design
3.00 credits
This course explores the characteristics of sustainable systems and how design practices may encourage sustainability. Topics covered in the course will be selected for applicability to specific regions of the world and may change each year. Basic concepts include: building thermal performance, indoor and outdoor environmental quality, passive and active energy systems, water reclamation strategies, life cycle analysis and current sustainable building rating systems. Sustainable design concepts and methods are also applied to building design site development and infrastructure use.
CENG 411 Steel Design
3.00 credits
Application of basic principles of mechanics applied to the design of steel members. Design of structural members and connections using the current American Institute of Steel Construction specifications. Load and Resistance Factor Design and Allowable Stress Design procedures. Fall.
Prerequisite:
CENG 301 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 412 Concrete Design
3.00 credits
Theory and application of analytical procedures applied to the design of reinforced concrete structural members. Proportioning of beams, columns, footings, and walls in concrete structures is approached using current American Concrete Institute code specifications. Ultimate Strength Design Procedures. Spring.
Prerequisite:
CENG 301 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 414 Waste Management
3.00 credits
An overview of solid, hazardous, and industrial waste management. Topics include regulations, contaminant transport, waste sources, waste minimization, recycling, treatment and remediation technologies, landfill design and risk assessment.
Prerequisite:
CENG 303 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 415 Masonry - Timber Design
3.00 credits
Analysis and design of masonry and timber structures. Sizing of members in masonry and timber according to applicable building codes.
Prerequisite:
CENG 301 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 416 Hydrogeology
3.00 credits
Fundamentals of hydrogeology: the hydrologic cycle; surface water and ground water interactions; principles of steady-state and transient flow groundwater flow; regional groundwater flow; finite difference solutions to groundwater flow equations. Application of MODFLOW and GIS to groundwater problems. Aquifer tests; ground water law and management; contaminant transport.
Prerequisite:
ENSC 352 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 417 Traffic Engineering
3.00 credits
Fundamentals of traffic engineering including traffic flow, capacity analysis, traffic signs and signals, and traffic engineering studies.
Prerequisite:
CENG 261 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 418 Transportation System Design
3.00 credits
Application of national and local standards to transportation system design situations from a multimodal perspective. Course emphasizes geometric design of roadway facilities but also incorporates design considerations for pedestrians, bicycles, and transit.
Prerequisite:
CENG 318 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 420 Structural Dynamics
3.00 credits
The analysis and response of structures to dynamic loads. Emphasis is given to dynamic loads due to earthquakes. Basic principles of the seismic design of structures. Prerequisites: CENG 301 and ENSC 306.
CENG 421 Stormwater Management
3.00 credits
Basic principles in the application of hydrology, hydraulics, soil and water chemistry, environmental law, and public policy are presented to solve problems and design projects to manage urban stormwater runoff. Key topics covered include: hydrology of urban watersheds; floodplain management; storm drainage; stormwater detention/retention; water quality improvement; and the design of low impact development best management practices.
Prerequisite:
CENG 352 Minimum Grade: D and CENG 303 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 424 Physiochemical Treatment Proc
3.00 credits
The theory and design of physical and chemical treatment processes for water and wastewater. Topics include traditional wastewater treatment plant unit operations. Additional topics include sustainability, grey water, water reuse, developing countries, and remediation.
Prerequisite:
CENG 303 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 426 Stream Restoration
3.00 credits
Course presents fundamentals of stream restoration: Hydrologic, sediment transport, geomorphic, and ecological principles applicable to (1) assessment of stream channel condition, (2) developing approaches to stream management and restoration, and (3) evaluating project performance. Approach emphasizes the inter-related nature of hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, geomorphology, fisheries, and aquatic and riparian ecology. Provides students opportunities to literally get their feet wet while making various observations and measurements in field exercises to evaluate physical and ecological stream characteristics assess stream stability.
Prerequisite:
CENG 352 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 427 Infrastructure Design
3.00 credits
Design and construction supervision of the infrastructure required for land development. Topics include roadway geometry, water supply pipelines, sewer pipelines, and storm water drainage. Students will prepare design drawings, project plans, project reports, project specifications, and construction cost estimates that address regulatory requirements.
Prerequisite:
CENG 301 Minimum Grade: D and CENG 352 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 428 Urban Design and Development
3.00 credits
This course introduces civil engineering students to fundamental concepts of urban design and development, and prepares them with essentials tools, techniques, and strategies to engage in the urban design process.
Prerequisite:
CENG 261 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 432 Hazard Mitigation
3.00 credits
Quantitative Risk Analysis provides engineers with a basis to improve decisions for design and operation of complex projects by incorporating effects of uncertainty. Applications to a variety of engineering problems.
Prerequisite:
MATH 321 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 444 Air Pollution
3.00 credits
An introduction to the field of air pollution and its control. Topics include regulations, air pollution sources, health effects, meteorology, and the theory and design of control techniques.
Prerequisite:
CENG 303 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 450 Watershed Modeling
3.00 credits
Basic principles of hydrologic modeling are presented and practices. Key topics covered include watershed delineation, land use change impact on runoff, flooding impact, bridge/culvert hydraulics, and GIS data analysis. Students will gain an understanding and be able toa pply the USACE software tools: HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS. Design projects will focus on applying these models to design stormwater management facilities and size bridges and culverts to minimize flooding impacts.
Prerequisite:
CENG 352 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 454 Biological Treatment Processes
3.00 credits
The theory and design of biological processes for water and wastewater treatment. Topics include basic microbiology, activated sludge, membrane bioreactors, bioremediation, as well as biological treatment systems for water reuse, small on-site treatment systems, and air pollution.
Prerequisite:
CENG 303 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 463 Pavement Design
3.00 credits
Loads on pavements, stresses in pavements, vehicle and traffic consideration, climate, environmental effects. Soils and materials characterization.
Prerequisite:
CENG 331 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 464 Ground Behavior for Structures
3.00 credits
This course presents ground considerations related to supporting civil engineering structures and facilities of various types. Treatment of in-place testing of the ground, obtaining the necessary information, and estimating soil behavior in the context of soil-structure interaction is included. Numerous applied examples of structural facilities are used throughout to further relate theory to practice.
Prerequisite:
CENG 331 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 473 Foundation Design
3.00 credits
General principles behind foundation design. Shallow and deep foundation design: spread footings and pile foundation. Retaining structures: sheet-pile walls, bulkheads and cofferdams.
Prerequisite:
CENG 331 Minimum Grade: D
CENG 900 Civil Engineering Workshop
.00- 9.00 credits