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CEE–100 ENGINEERING ORIENTATION
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

This course is designed to give freshmen students an insight into the nature of technology and the engineer's role in society. Members of the faculty and guest speakers present lectures dealing with the various engineering disciplines and related areas.

 

CEE–101 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Concepts and methods of communications by graphical means; freehand and instrument drawing, orthogonal projections, and descriptive geometry are covered in this course.

 

CEE–201 ENGINEERING STATICS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers vector algebra and elementary vector calculus; statics of particles and rigid bodies; statics of structures; frictional effects; centers of gravity, centroids, and moments of inertia. Three hours of lecture and two contact hours of problem-solving workshops are held weekly. Prerequisites: PH-251, PH-210 and EN-111.

 

CEE–202 ENGINEERING DYNAMICS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course covers kinematics and kinetics of translation, rotation, and plane motion; work, energy, and power; impulse, momentum, and impact; kinetics of variable mass; introduction to vibration. Prerequisites: MA204 or concurrent enrollment and CEE-201.

 

CEE–203 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
SPRING ONLY/SPRING ONLY

3 credit hours

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts and application of strength of materials while developing student's analytical problem solving skills. The course covers the response of structures due to axial load, bending, shear and torsion; concept of stress and strain; and beam and column deflection. Prerequisites: CEE-201.

 

CEE–204 MECHANICS OF FLUIDS
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Physical properties of fluids, fluid statics, mass Momentum and energy conversation, Bernoulli Equation, dimensional analysis, friction, and head Loss, flow in closed conduits, forces over Immersed bodies. Prerequisite: CEE-201 and MA-203.

 

CEE–301 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

The course includes an introduction to structural systems and basic analysis methods for beams, frames, and trusses. Prerequisite: CEE-203.

 

CEE–302 ENGINEERING HYDRAULICS
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Hydraulics of closed conduits and open channel flow with the emphasis on engineering applications. Pump hydraulics, urban drainages, and flood plain management. Prerequisite: CEE-204 and concurrent enrollment in CEE-302L.

 

CEE–302L ENGINEERING HYDRAULICS LAB
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

This course involves conducting a number of lab experiments to support and verity the principles taught in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics courses. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in CEE302.

 

CEE–303 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Introduction to soil mechanics including classification and index properties of soils, soil permeability and flow in soil, stresses in soils, compressibility, consolidation, shear strength, soil improvement, substantial emphasis on writing lab reports. Lecture will be three hours per week. Prerequisite: CEE-203 and concurrent enrollment in CEE-303L.

 

CEE–303L GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

An introduction to experimental determination of civil engineering properties of soil and their behavior, identification, grain size analysis, Atterberg limits, compaction, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Also, an introduction to sampling of soil materials. Prerequisite: CEE-203 and concurrent enrollment in CEE-303.

 

CEE–304 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

A study of principal materials used for engineering purposes with special attention to mechanical properties and their importance to the engineer. Topics include introduction to mechanical properties and their importance to the engineer. Topics include introduction to mechanical behavior of materials, characteristics of metals, characteristics of wood, evaluation of aggregates, design of Portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete, and hands-on experience in testing of civil engineering materials. Concurrent enrollment in CEE-304L. Prerequisite: CEE203

 

CEE–304L CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS LABORATORY
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

1 credit hour

A study of the principal material used for engineering purposes with special attention to mechanical properties and their importance to the engineer. Hands-on experience in testing of civil engineering materials. Concurrent enrollment in CEE304.

 

CEE–305 EARTH STRUCTURES DESIGN
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Earth pressure theories, design of earth retaining structures, including reinforced cantilever walls, sheet pile walls, mechanically stabilized earth walls, engineered earth slopes and stability, use of geosynthetics. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: ES303.

 

CEE–306 REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES DESIGN
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

The course includes an introduction to structural systems and basic analysis methods for beams, frames and trusses. Topics covered include the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures, deflections calculations, influence lines, and an introduction to the stiffness method and a software package for structural analysis. Prerequisite: CEE-301.

 

CEE–307 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This course lays a foundation for further coursework in the environmental and civil-sanitary engineering disciplines. Information about the nature and scope of environmental problems will be presented along with an overview of current engineering practices involved in their correction. Methodologies for solving these problems will be introduced along with the underlying principles of environment chemistry and microbiology that they employ. Topics of study will include water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid-waste management, and in situ environmental remediation. Prerequisites: CH103 AND MA203.

 

CEE–308L INTRO TO SURVEYING AND LAB
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

This is an introductory course to surveying Techniques and includes theory as well lab Sessions. Principles of plan surveying. Measurement of horizontal distance, difference in Elevation, and angles. Traverse surveys and Computations. Horizontal and vertical curves. Principles of stadia. Topographic surveys. Cross-sectioning & earthwork. Prerequisites: PH-251, MA-203 and EN-111.

 

CEE–401 STEEL STRUCTURES DESIGN
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Introduction to the design of structural elements found in steel buildings with emphasis on the theories necessary for a thorough understanding of the design procedure. In particular steel tension member, beams, columns, beam columns, and connections are considered. Emphasizes the AISC-LRFD Specifications for steel design, though reference is made to the ASD specification with comparisons made where appropriate. Prerequisites: CEE203

 

CEE–402 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
FALL ONLY/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Effect of geotechnical conditions on the behavior, proportioning, and choice of foundation type; bearing capacity theories, consolidation, shrink-swell, and settlement, shallow and deep foundations, subsurface exploration methods, study of foundation case histories. Prerequisite: CEE303.

 

CEE–403 Fundamentals of Transportation ENGINEERING
SPRING ONLY/SPRING ONLY

3 credit hours

History of transportation modes, multi-modal transportation systems, new transport technologies, traffic operations, and control, economic evaluation of transport alternative, introduction to transportation planning, design, and operations of transportation systems with an emphasis on highway design, horizontal and vertical alignment, cross-sections, earth\work, drainage, pavement material for highways, pavement material for highways, pavement foundation design, and traffic surveys. Prerequisites: CEE-301 CEE-303 CEE-306.

 

CEE–404 CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN I
SPRING ONLY/ALL YEARS

2 credit hours

This course is a one-year independent study under the supervision of a faculty member, which includes analytical, experimental, computational, or case-study type work. A final report must be submitted near the end of the second semester accompanied with an A3 size poster. The project will be assessed through both report writing and oral presentation. The mark will be given as a single unit for both the courses "CEE404 Civil Engineering Design 1" and "CEE404 Civil Engineering Design 2", with a total of 4 credits. Prerequisite: All CEE 300 level courses and Instructors consent.

 

CEE–405 CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN II

2 credit hours

This course is a one-year independent study under the supervision of a faculty member, which includes analytical, experimental, computational, or case-study type work. A final report must be submitted near the end of the second semester accompanied with an A3 size poster. The project will be assessed through both report writing and oral presentation. The mark will be given as a single unit for both the courses "CEE403 Civil Engineering Design 1" and "CEE404 Civil Engineering Design 2", with a total of 4 credits. Prerequisite: CEE404 and Instructors consent.

 

CEE–406 INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
FALL/SPRING/ALL YEARS

3 credit hours

Fundamental concepts in managing construction Projects. Introduction to overall construction Process including planning, design, delivery Methods construction contracts, equipment and Labor productivity, cost estimating, scheduling, Quality assurance and safety. Prerequisites: Junior or higher standing.