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Civil Engineering (C E)

C E 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

C E 100S Topics and Contemporary Issues in Civil and Environmental Engineering: First-Year Seminar (1) First-Year Seminar exploring a specific topic or contemporary issue in civil and environmental engineering.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

C E 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

C E 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

C E 209 Fundamentals of Surveying (2) Fundamental surveying measurements, traverse computations, coordinate geometry, mapping, CAD applications. Intended for architectural engineering students. (The lecture will be taught concurrently with C E 211.)
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: E G 130, MATH 141  

C E 254 (GHA;US) Personal & Occupational Safety (3) Students will learn about principles of safety in work and personal settings.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

C E 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

C E 310 Surveying (3) Fundamental surveying measurements, traverse computations, coordinate geometry, mapping, GPS and GIS, circular and parabolic curves, earthwork, boundary surveys, CAD applications.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: EDSGN 100, MATH 141  

C E 321 Highway Engineering (3) Highway engineering principles, vehicle and driver characteristics; geometric and pavement design; highway drainage; traffic engineering, capacity analysis, and signal timing.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 310  

C E 332 Professionalism, Economics & Construction Project Delivery (3) Introduction to engineering management process; economic analysis; pricing; contract documents; estimating; ethics; professional practice and engineering economy.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

C E 333W Construction Management I (3) Components of a construction organization, managerial terminology and documents, labor laws and relations, insurance and safety.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

C E 335 Engineering Mechanics of Soils (3) Soil compositions, classification, subsurface exploration, ground water flow, stress analysis, compaction, soil behavior, bearing capacity, lateral earth pressure, slope stability.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:GEOSC 001  

C E 336 Materials Science for Civil Engineers (3) Introduction to civil engineering materials; their structure and behavior: relationship between structure and behavior.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:STAT 401  

C E 337 Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory (1) Laboratory investigating the physical and mechanical properties of civil engineering materials; soils, aggregates, concrete; steel; wood; and polymers.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: C E 335 orC E 336 or concurrent  

C E 340 Structural Analysis (3) Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames; reactions, axial forces, shears, moments, deflections. Introduction to influence lines.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 213 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

C E 341 Design of Concrete Structures (3) Design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, and columns, with emphasis on ultimate-strength methods; prestressed concrete; building and bridge applications.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 340 . Prerequisite or concurrent:C E 336  

C E 342 Design of Steel Structures (3) Design of steel tension members, beams, columns, beam-columns, and connections; elastic and plastic methods; design applications.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 336, C E 340  

C E 360 Fluid Mechanics (3) Mechanics of fluids; flow in conduits and around bodies, friction and energy loss, fluid measurements.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212  

C E 370 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3) Nature and scope of environmental issues; air, water, land impacts; fundamentals and processes of pollution control.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 110;MATH 111 orMATH 141  

C E 371 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3) Water treatment; water storage; design of water distribution and wastewater systems; pumping stations.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 360, C E 370  

C E 396 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1993
 

C E 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

C E 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

C E 410W Sustainable Residential Subdivision Design (3) Residential subdivision process; site selection; conservation and neo- traditional design; utility design and layout; best management practices for erosion and stormwater.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: A E 372 orC E 332 ; seventh-semester standing in Architectural or Civil Engineering  

C E 411 Residential Construction Design Project (1) Interdisciplinary teams will develop a complete design and investment package for a real life new residential or real estate development.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing or higher  

C E 421W Transportation Design (3) Design of streets and highway facilities; emphasis on geometric elements, intersections and interchanges, roadway drainage, and pavement design.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 321  

C E 422 Transportation Planning (3) Transportation systems planning, programming, and management; modeling and simulation, data collection, analysis, and forecasting.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: 3 credits in probability or statistics  

C E 423 Traffic Operations (3) The highway capacity manual, concepts and analyses, freeway operations, signalized and unsignalized intersections, signal coordination, traffic impact studies.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: C E 321  

C E 424 Project Info. Modeling (3) Project Information Modeling is the process of constructing a 3D digital model of a project with attached information.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: EDSGN 100;C E 332 orC E 333W  

C E 432 Construction Project Management (3) Fundamentals of project management, construction scheduling using the CPM technique, construction project preplanning, and control of quality, safety, and costs.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: C E 332  

C E 435 Foundation Engineering (3) Bearing capacity, settlement, and structural design of shallow foundations; lateral earth pressure; retaining and sheet-pile walls; introduction to deep foundations
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 335 . Prerequiste or concurrent:C E 341  

C E 436 Construction Engineering Materials (3) Design, production, application, specification, and quality control of construction materials unique to civil engineering.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 336, STAT 401  

C E 437 Engineering Materials for Sustainability (3) Environmental impact of materials; life-cycle assessment; material selection to optimize performance; design, evaluation, and production of green construction materials.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 336 or equivalent  

C E 438W Construction Engineering Capstone Design (3) Construction project integrating geotechnical reports; materials specifications; quality control; equipment; estimation; scheduling; design details: excavations, foundations, retaining walls, formwork, pavements.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: C E 432 andC E 435 orC E 436  

C E 439W Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Design Capstone (3) Subsurface site evaluation; integrated design of retaining walls, foundations, pavements, and materials for airports, highways, dams, or other facilities.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 435 and eitherC E 436 orC E 437  

C E 441 Structural Design of Foundations (3) Design of concentrically and eccentrically loaded square, rectangular, and combined footings; analysis and design of mat foundations; retaining walls; piles caps; flexible retaining design, and caissons.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 341   Concurrent: C E 342

C E 445 Advanced Structural Analysis (3) Analysis of trusses and frame stiffness matrix method of analysis. Analysis of indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames using classical methods.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 340  

C E 447 Structural Analysis by Matrix Methods (3) Analysis of truss and frame structures using flexibility and stiffness methods of matrix analysis. Computer applications.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 340  

C E 448W Advanced Structural Design (3) Wind, snow, seismic, bridge loads; building design using steel, concrete, and prestressed concrete; advanced steel connections; capstone project; computer applications.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 342, C E 441 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:ENGL 202C  

C E 449 Advanced Structural Design (3) Special systems, frames and bracing in steel, wood and reinforced or precast concrete. Introduction to composite construction.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 340, C E 341, C E 342  

C E 454 Safety (3) This course will focus on safety issues as they relate to OSHA.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: permission of program  

C E 456 Planning and Scheduling (3) Theory and practice used in planning and scheduling projects; defining task and resources, creating logic diagrams, and monitoring the projects.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 332 orC E 333W  

C E 458 Construction Management II (3) Procedures in construction organization including procurement, ethics, field supervision, legal and managerial problems, personnel, cost accounting, and construction business practices.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: C E 333W, C E 456  

C E 461 Water-resource Engineering (3) Qualitative and quantitative description of the hydrologic cycle, flood and drought frequency analysis, climate and land use change impacts, risk analysis and uncertainty, water resource management at regional, national and global scale.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: C E 360  

C E 462 Open Channel Hydraulics (3) Free surface flow in rivers, canals, steep chutes, stilling basins, and transitions.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 360  

C E 465W Water Resources Capstone Course (3) Hydraulic design of river structures and open channels including supercritical and spatially varied flow; hydrologic/hydraulic computer modeling; design project.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: C E 461 . Prerequisite or concurrent:C E 462  

C E 472W Environmental Engineering Capstone Design (3) Principles and design of unit operations for water; domestic and industrial wastewater treatment; equipment selection and application.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 370, C E 371  

C E 475 Water Quality Chemistry (4) Chemistry applicable to the understanding and analysis of water quality, pollution, and treatment.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: C E 370, CHEM 110, CHEM 111  

C E 476 Solid and Hazardous Wastes (3) Characteristics and treatment of solid wastes and hazardous wastes.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 370, C E 371  

C E 479 Environmental Microbiology for Engineers (3) Intro microbiology for engineers; microbe structure, function, and diversity; environmental ecosystems; diagnostic labs.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: CHEM 111, C E 370  

C E 488C Capstone Project - Construction (4) This course consists of a project either selected by the students with approval or assigned by the instructor.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: eighth-semester Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology student. Previous or concurrent:CET 430, CET 431, CET 432, CET 435, C E 456  

C E 488D Capstone Project - Structural Design (4) This course consists of a structural design project either selected by the students with approval or assigned by the instructor.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: eighth-semester Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology student. Previous or concurrent:CET 430, CET 431, CET 432 andCET 435  

C E 494 Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 494H Honors Senior Thesis (1-6) Investigation of an original project in the area of Civil Engineering.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

C E 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

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