Civil Engineering

Course List
Course Number Course Title Class / Credit Hours Prerequisites Course Description
CE 20100 SURVEYING & G. I. S. (Class 2, Lab. 1, Cr. 3) MA 16400 and PHYS 15200

Theory and practice of land surveying. Fundamentals of observing distances, elevations, and angles. Analysis of error sin surveying measurements. Computations of irregular areas.Circular and parabolic curves. Earth-work estimates.Computer applications, photogrammetry, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS)technologies.

CE 20400 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS (Class 2, Lab. 2, Cr. 3) MA 15900 and CHM 11500

The goal of this course is to provide a firm gasp on how to use, specify, and test common civil engineering construction materials such as: steel; aluminum; aggregates; potland cement concrete; asphalt cement concrete; constituents of masonry; fiber reinforced plastics (FPs); and timber.While the practical behaviors of these materials systems will be emphasized, an understanding of these behaviors will be approached though examination of the materials’ microstructual characteristics,composites.

CE 27300 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (Class 3, Cr. 3) ME 27100 and MA 26100

Analysis of stress and strain, Mohr¡¯s circle, equations of equilibriums and compatibility; stress-strain laws; extension torsions, bending and deflection of beams, buckling of columns, elastic stability and strain energy, Castigliano’s Theorem, pressure vessels, selected topics.

CE 32200 INTRO TO CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING (Class 3, Lab. 0, Cr. 3) CE 27300 or consent of instructor

Introduction to project planning-management-cost of construction projects-U.S. construction industry, quantity takeoff, cost estimating, organization of construction firms-equivalence, present worth, uniform annual cost, depreciation-documents-contracts and management-project scheduling-inspection.

CE 32300 SOIL ENGINEERING (Class 2, Lab. 1, Cr. 3) ME/CE 31200 and ME/CE 31300

Introduction to soil engineering and testing. Identification and classification tests, soil water systems, settlement principles, soil stresses, and shear strength testing.

CE 34200 ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY & HYDRAULICS (Class 2, Lab. 1, Cr. 3) ME/CE 31200 and ME/CE 31300

Introductory concepts, precipitation. Evaporation and transpiration.Interception and infiltration. Surface runoff, groundwater, and streamflow. Hydrograph analysis. Applied hydraulics including pipe and channel flow with design applications in culverts, pumping, water distribution storm and sanitary sewer systems.


Planning and operations of transportation facilities. Vehicle, operation and infrastructure characteristics. Technological, economic, and environmental factors. Travel demand modeling and capacity analysis.


Introduction to air and water pollution, noise, and hazardous and sold wastes; consideration of treatment and management issues.

CE 41100 BUILDING DESIGN (Class 2, Lab. 1, Cr. 3) ENGR 11400 and CE 32300 and CE 33400

Structural steel and reinforced concrete building design.Analysis of structural behavior of framework. Systems that resist lateral loads. Use of current building codes and design specifications. Review of building designs. Preliminary and final designs including analysis of alternative structural systems, and preparation of design sketches and calculations.

CE 42800 TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT (Class 2, Lab. 1, Cr. 3) CE 35100

Driver, pedestrian, and vehicular characteristics. Traffic characteristics, study of highway capacity; analyses of traffic patterns.Principles of traffic control for improved highway traffic service. Use intersection, corridor or network analysis, computer evaluation, and optimization tools.

CE 43000 TRANSPORTATION POLICY (Class 3, Cr. 3) CE 35100

Current concepts, theories, and issues in managing transportation organizations. Study of transportation logistics and engineering systems with an overview of the operating context, leadership challenges, strategies and management tools that are used in today’s public and private transportation organizations. Analyze alternative models of decision-making, strategic planning, stakeholder valuation and analysis, government-based regulation and cooperation within the transportation enterprise, disaster communications, systems safety, change management and the impact of globalization.


Transportation data sources and cost analysis; management of transportation systems; transport financing; intelligent transportation systems planning; sustainable transportation concepts.Use of popular travel demand software and applications of geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS).


Overview of engineering approaches to protect water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principals. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water. Reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes, including sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, disinfection and sludge processing. Engineered and natural processes for wastewater.

CE 45200 AIR POLLUTION (Class 3, Cr. 3) CE 35400

Analysis of air pollution sources. Effects of air pollutants on human health and environment. Technologies and methods used to control air pollution. Regional and global issued such as acid rain, ozone depletion, and global climate change.

CE 45800 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT (Class 3, Cr. 3) CE 35400

Planning and design of solid waste management systems; includes characterization and collection of domestic, commercial ,and industrial solid wastes, waste minimization and recycling, energy and materials recovery, composting,incineration and landfill design.

CE 46200 HIGHWAY DESIGN (Class 2, Lab. 1, Cr. 3) CE 35100 and CE 33400

Introduction to traffic engineering and highway planning.Design, construction, and maintenance of highway facilities;earthwork, drainage structures; pavements. Preparation of environmental impact statement. This course has computer applications and will include completing a design project.

CE 47100 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (Class 2, Lab. 1, Cr. 3) CE 33400

Analysis and design of beams, one-way slabs, and columns. Design of building frames using pattern loading and moments coefficients.

CE 48900 CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECTS (Class 0 to 6, Lab. 0 to 18, Cr. 1 to 6)  

Special topics of contemporary importance or of special interest that are outside the scope of the standard under-graduate curriculum can be studied under the Civil Engineering Projects course. Interested students should seek a faculty advisor by meeting with individual faculty members who work in their area of special interest and prepare a brief description of the work to be undertaken in cooperation with their advisor.

CE 57000 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL MECHANICS (Class 3, Cr. 3)   Studies of stress transformations, equations of equilibrium, boundary conditions, studies of strain transformations, equations of compatibility, Hooke’s Law, strain measurement, strain energy, plane strain, plane stress, Airy’s stress function, polar coordinates, failure theories and yield criteria. Flexure theory including elasticity solutions, elementary theory of bending, composite beams, torsion theory for solid and thin-walled members, and energy methods.