Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville undergraduate architectural engineering program have distinguished themselves in the following areas:

  1. Professional practice, licensure, and certification in one of the areas appropriate to the interdisciplinary field of architectural engineering (construction management, building systems engineering, or structural engineering). 
  2. Leadership and professional growth, in areas such as career advancement, community service, continuing education, and professional society activity.
  3. Professional ethics with attitudes of respectfulness and a reputation for trustworthiness.

Civil Engineering Program Educational Objectives

Within a few years of graduation, alumni of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville undergraduate civil engineering program have distinguished themselves in the following areas:

  1. Ethics, being recognized for professionalism and responsibility.
  2. Licensure, having gained extensive professional practice in the civil engineering field.
  3. Leadership, in areas such as career advancement, community service, and professional society activity.
  4. Continuing education, having furthered their knowledge through formal graduate education and/or professional development opportunities.  

Department Faculty

Aguiniga, Francisco Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., University of Michoacan (Mexico); M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Al-Hamdan, Osama Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.Sc., Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan); M.Sc., University of Alabama in Hunstville; Ph.D., University of Alabama in Hunstville.

Al-Qudah, Omar M Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Mu'tah University (Jordan); M.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan); Ph.D., The University of Texas at El Paso.

Bailey, Breanna Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; Chair; B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Choi, Jong-Won Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Korea University (South Korea); M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology.

Faruqi, Mohammed A Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S.C.E., Texas A&I University; M.S.C.E., Texas A&I University; M.Eng., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas.

Glusing, James Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.Arch., University of Houston; M.Arch., University of Houston.

Hessami, Amir Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Fedowsi University (India); M.S., Sharif University of Technology (Iran); Ph.D., Texas A&M University.

Liu, Xiaoyu Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China); M.S., Tongji University (China); Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Shen, Hui Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., East China Jiaotong University (China); M.S., Tongji University (China); Ph.D., Purdue University.

Architectural Engineering (AEEN)

AEEN 1310  Computr Graphics and Applicatn  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Introduction to procedures in computer-aided drafting and computer applications with a programming language element. Required of all freshman in Civil and Architectural Engineering.

AEEN 2325  Intro to Developmnt in Archit  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to topics which influence the development of architectural designs including; building codes, building elements, major building systems and their selection, and materials and methods of construction. Prerequisite: AEEN 1310.

AEEN 3130  Instrumentation Laboratory  1 SCH  (0-3)  

Principles of instrumentation and experimental skills. Accuracy of measurements, calibration, error analysis, uncertainty analysis, and data correlation. Sound, pressure, lighting, thermal and air pollution measurements. Prerequisite: AEEN 3335 and credit or registration in AEEN 4320. Fee: $5.00

AEEN 3303  Structural Analysis  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Statically determinate structures. Moving loads. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformation, slope-deflection and moment-distribution. Prerequisite: CEEN 3311. (Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 3303 and CEEN 3303.)

AEEN 3304  Reinforced Concrete Design  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Mechanics, behavior and design of reinforced concrete members subject to axial loads, bending, torsion and shear. Prerequisites: AEEN 3303 and C or higher in CEEN 3311. (Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 3304 and CEEN 3304.)

AEEN 3316  Architectural Design  3 SCH  (1-6)  

Development of schematic architectural designs requiring the evaluation of alternative systems for selection and integration in multi-system building design. Modern constraints and standards are addressed through physical and virtual three-dimensional studies. Six laboratory hours a week. Prerequisite: AEEN 2325.

AEEN 3325  Design Codes and Ordinances  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Design codes and municipal ordinances and their integration in design. Including zoning occupancy, construction classification, building constraints, fire resistant construction, egress, accessibility and plumbing. Prerequisite: AEEN 2325.

AEEN 3332  Building Electrical Systems I  3 SCH  (2-1)  

An introduction to electrical systems for buildings and their applications, including electrical circuits, electrical system components, and load calculation. Prerequisite: PHYS 2326/2126. Fee: $20.00

AEEN 3334  Building Electrical Systems II  3 SCH  (2-1)  

An introduction to building electrical systems design and control, including electrical system design, control, variable frequency drive (VFD), and programmable logic control (PLC). Prerequisite: AEEN 3332

AEEN 3335  Environmntal Sys for Buildings  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Fundamentals of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; moist air properties; analysis of different psychrometric processes; thermal comfort and air quality; infiltration and ventilation; psychrometric tools; and basic heat transfer. Prerequisites: a grade of C or higher in AEEN 3346 and credit or enrollment in CEEN 3392.

AEEN 3346  Thermal Analysis  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Properties of gases, vapors, and liquids; the first and second laws of thermodynamincs; and power and refrigeration cycles. Prerequisites: MATH 2414, CEEN 2301.

AEEN 3350  Facility Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to concepts of facility management, including links between assets and users; owner's perspective; and life cycle costs. Prerequisite: approval of the instructor.

AEEN 4279  Senior Design Project I  2 SCH  (1-3)  

Applications of engineering concepts covered in the upper division courses to architectural engineering problems including design of building structural and services systems, with emphasis on teamwork. Introduction to practical aspects of construction and professional ethics. Prerequisites: AEEN 3304 or AEEN 4316, AEEN 3316, and credit or enrollment in AEEN 4320.

AEEN 4289  Senior Design Project II (WI)  2 SCH  (1-3)  

Application of engineering concepts covered in the upper division courses to architectural engineering problems including design of building structural and services systems, with an emphasis on teamwork. Introduction to practical aspects of construction and professional ethics. Prerequisite: AEEN 4279.

AEEN 4310  Computer Modeling  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Introduction to three-dimensional computer modeling. Includes 3d wire frame construction in AutoCAD, extrusion and Boolean for AutoCAD and Viz, basic application of skins, lighting and rendering techniques. Prerequisite: AEEN 1310.

AEEN 4316  Structural Steel Design (WI)  3 SCH  (3-0)  

AISC specifications for the design of axially loaded members, beams, columns and connections. Introduction to plastic design. Prerequisite: AEEN 3303. (Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 4316 and CEEN 4316.)

AEEN 4320  Building Services Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Analysis and design of different types of secondary systems; flow, pumps and piping system; fans, ductwork and building air distribution; and HVAC equipment. Prerequisites: AEEN 3335 with a C or higher and CEEN 3392.

AEEN 4326  Construction Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Construction methods and management of earthwork with heavy equipment and others. Construction estimating, planning and control. Network theory and critical path methods. Prerequisite: credit or registration in CEEN 3317. Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 4326 and CEEN 4326.

AEEN 4333  Real Design and Construction  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Real-world design/build course with project emphasizing development of design, implementation of best practice construction, field experience, and government work. Prerequisites: AEEN 2325 and AEEN 3316.

AEEN 4336  Selected Topics  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

One or more topics of architectural engineering. May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite: junior standing.

AEEN 4340  Eng Proj Est, Plan & Control  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Develop cost estimates and schedules for construction projects. Analysis of cost components including labor, materials and equipment. Estimating techniques applied to project development. Integration of time and cost to track work progress. Use of modern computer tools for cost estimation and scheduling. Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering. (Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 4340 and CEEN 4340).

AEEN 4346  Building System Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Basic concepts in building energy systems. Electrical, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; design skills development and implementation in computer programs. Prerequisites or registration in: AEEN 3337 and AEEN 4320.

Civil Engineering (CEEN)

In addition to the listed prerequisite for the following 4000 series courses, a student must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

CEEN 2113  Surveying Lab  1 SCH  (0-3)  

Engineering field surveying and practices of taping, leveling, traversing, error adjustments, stadia, earthwork and highway curves. Corequisite: CEEN 2212.

Fee: $5.00

CEEN 2212  Surveying  2 SCH  (2-0)  

Engineering principles and practices of plane surveying, taping, leveling, traversing, surveying errors, topographic stadia, earthwork, highway curves and construction surveys. Prerequisite: AEEN 1310 and credit or registration in MATH 2413.

CEEN 2301  Mechanics I  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Resultants of force systems. Statics of beams, trusses, frames and other engineering structures. Friction. Distributed forces. Centroids and centers of gravity. Moments of inertia of areas and masses, Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: PHYS 2325/2125. Corequisite: MATH 2314.

CEEN 3143  Geotechnical Eng Lab  1 SCH  (0-3)  

Principles and practices of geotechnical engineering laboratory with emphasis on the related ASTM and AASHTO testing standards. Corequisite: CEEN 3342.

Fee: $5.00

CEEN 3145  Construction Materials Lab  1 SCH  (0-3)  

Engineering principles and practices for testing construction materials based on ASTM testing standards. Prerequisite: Credit for or registration in CEEN 3244.

Fee: $5.00

CEEN 3167  Hydraulics/Fluid Mechanics Lab  1 SCH  (0-3)  

Open-channel-flow visualization and measurement, hydraulic machinery characteristics and water and wastewater analysis. Prerequisite: CEEN 3392. Fee: $7.00

Fee: $7.00

CEEN 3244  Construction Materials  2 SCH  (2-0)  

Engineering properties of materials for design and construction. Related ASTM test specificiations of construction materials such as concrete, asphalt, timber, steel, synthetic materials, etc. Prerequisite: CEEN 3311.

CEEN 3303  Structural Analysis  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Statically determinate structures. Moving loads. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformation, slope-deflection and moment-distribution. Prerequisite: CEEN 3311.

CEEN 3304  Reinforced Concrete Design  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Mechanics, behavior and design of reinforced concrete members subject to axial loads, bending, torsion and shear. Prerequisites: CEEN 3303 and C or higher in CEEN 3311. (Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 3304 and CEEN 3304.)

CEEN 3311  Strength of Materials  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Hooke's Law; stress and strain at a point; Mohr's circle; axial stresses; torsion; shear, moment and deflection in beams; shear center; unsymmetrical bending; columns; theories of failure; introduction to fatigue; and statically indeterminate members. Prerequisites: MATH 2414 and a grade of C or higher in CEEN 2301..

CEEN 3315  Computer Methods in Civil Engr  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Applications of computer methods to solution of civil engineering problems, including the use of mathematical modeling, error analysis, optimization, and structured programming. Includes use of spreadsheet applications and industry software relevant to the design and analysis of infrastructure systems. Prerequisite: Credit or Registration in AEEN 3303 or CEEN 3303.

CEEN 3317  Engineering Economy  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Principles of economic analysis applied to engineering; evaluation of engineering alternatives; economic significance of engineering proposals. Cash flow diagrams, equivalence of cash flow patterns, interest, rate of return comparison, inflation, time value of money, income tax and depreciation, benefit/cost comparison, break even analysis, fixed costs, operating costs and other costs. Prerequisite: junior standing in engineering.

CEEN 3342  Geotechnical Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Principles of geotechnical engineering, soil composition, classification, flownet, compaction, consolidation, effective stress, bearing capacity and slope stability. Prerequisite: CEEN 3311.

CEEN 3365  Environmental Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Treatment and distribution of water. Wastewater conveyance and treatment systems. Physical, chemical and biological treatment processes. Solid waste management. Introduction to air pollution control. Prerequisites: CEEN 3392 and CHEM 1311/CHEM 1111.

CEEN 3389  Structural Vibration  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Static analysis of structures using a computer program. Single-degree-of-freedom systems under free and forced vibration. Response spectrum and earthquake engineering. Introduction to vibration of multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Prerequisite: AEEN 3303 or CEEN 3303.

CEEN 3392  Hydraulic and Fluid Mechanics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Fluid statics, flow of fluids through pipes and open channels, hydraulic machines. Prerequisite: a grade of C or higher in CEEN 2301.

CEEN 4279  Design in Civil Engineering I  2 SCH  (1-3)  

Engineering concepts integrated from the topics taught in sequences of upper division courses to produce practical, efficient and feasible solutions of civil engineering problems. Computer applications are included. Prerequisites: credit or registration in CEEN 3143, CEEN 3342, CEEN 4316, and CEEN 4362.

CEEN 4289  Design in Civil Engineering II  2 SCH  (1-3)  

Engineering concepts integrated from the topics taught in sequences of upper division courses to produce practical, efficient and feasible solutions of civil engineering problems. Computer applications are included. Prerequisites: CEEN 4279.

CEEN 4314  Matrix Methds and Struc Analys  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Formulation and application of the direct stiffness method to truss, beam and frame structures; introduction to the finite element method for 2-D problems; and use and interpretation of computer structural analysis programs. Prerequisite: AEEN 3303 or CEEN 3303.

CEEN 4316  Structural Steel Design (WI)  3 SCH  (3-0)  

AISC specifications for the design of axially loaded members, beams, columns and connections. Introduction to plastic design. Prerequisite: CEEN 3303. Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 4316 and CEEN 4316.

CEEN 4326  Construction Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Construction methods and management of earthwork with heavy equipment and others. Construction estimating, planning and control. Network theory and critical path methods. Prerequisite: credit or registration in CEEN 3317. Credit may not be obtained in both CEEN 4326 and AEEN 4326.

CEEN 4336  Selected Topics  1-3 SCH  (0-0-1-3)  

One or more topics of civil engineering. May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite: senior standing.

CEEN 4340  Eng Proj Est, Plan & Control  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Develop cost estimates and schedules for construction projects. Analysis of cost components including labor, materials and equipment. Estimating techniques applied to project development. Integration of time and cost to track work progress. Use of modern computer tools for cost estimation and scheduling. Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering. (Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 4340 and CEEN 4340).

CEEN 4350  Professional Preparation  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Preparation for the Civil Engineering Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination, including computation skills, fundamental topics listed in the FE exam, and training in resume writing and interviewing skills. Corequisite: Registration in CEEN 4279 or CEEN 4289.

CEEN 4359  Prin of Transportation Eng  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Principles of transportation engineering, profession of transportation engineering, system and organization, system characteristics, traffic engineering studies, traffic flow, intersection control and capacity, highway alignment and capacity. Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering, credit or registration in CEEN 2212 and CEEN 2113.

Fee: $5.00

CEEN 4362  Hydrology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Hydrologic cycle; transpiration, evaporation, snow melt and planetary circulation. Rainfall-runoff relations, index, unit hydrographs, synthesized hydrographs. Binomial, normal and extreme-value skewed distributions. Prerequisites: CEEN 3392. Corequisite: STAT 4303.

CEEN 4364  Dsgn Wtr and Wstwrt Convey Sys  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Water and wastewater flows and measurement, design of water transportation systems, design of gravity-flow sanitary sewers and stormwater drainage systems, pumps and pump systems, design of pumping stations. Prerequisite: CEEN 3392.

CEEN 4367  Intro to Geoenviron Enginrng  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Soil-water-contaminant interaction processes, conduction phenomena, hydraulic conductivity and contaminant transport phenomena, effects of contaminants on soil properties, site characterization and soil remediation techniques; design aspects of waste containment systems such as landfills, seepage barriers and cutoff walls. Prerequisites: CEEN 3342 and CEEN 3365.

CEEN 4368  Foundation Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Soil strength. Bearing capacity of soils and shallow foundation. Immediate and consolidation settlement. Lateral earth pressure theory and retaining walls. Deep foundation and stability analysis of soil slopes. Prerequisite: CEEN 3342.

CEEN 4369  Transportation Eng Design  3 SCH  (3-2)  

Engineering design concepts used to produce practical, efficient, economical and feasible solutions to problems in such transportation areas as highways, traffic freight and materials movement, railroads and air transport. Computer applications are included. Prerequisite: CSEN 2304 and CEEN 3311.

Fee: $5.00

CEEN 4399  Civil Engineering Internship  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Internships in industry, government or consulting companies in career-based practical activities to broaden the skills obtained through curricular education. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Majors

In addition to meeting all course requirements, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0, a math/science GPA of 2.25, and an engineering GPA of 2.25.  Students must earn a "C" or higher in one Writing Intensive course.

Students majoring in Architectural Engineering (AEEN) or Civil Engineering (CEEN) must receive a grade of C or better in all engineering courses (AEEN, CEEN, ITEN, EEEN, etc.).

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