Civil Engineering (CEEN)

CEEN 1201  Civil Engineering as a Career  2 SCH  (1-3)  

Orientation course covering the history of engineering, its disciplines and professional practice with emphasis on social responsibility and ethical behavior. Introduces students to the profession of civil and architectural engineering; provides basic skills, tools and techniques applied to problem solving, teamwork and communication necessary for academic and professional success. A laboratory component will stimulate the student?s interest in engineering. Required of all entering civil and architectural engineering freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 16 hours.

CEEN 2113  Surveying Lab  1 SCH  (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)  

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)  

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  (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  (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  (3)  

Open-channel-flow visualization and measurement, hydraulic machinery characteristics and water and wastewater analysis. Corequisite: CEEN 3365.

Fee: $7.00

CEEN 3244  Construction Materials  2 SCH  (2)  

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)  

Statically determinate structures. Moving loads. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformation, slope-deflection and moment-distribution. Prerequisite: credit in CEEN 3311; or, registration in CEEN 3311, a grade of B or higher in CEEN 2301, and approval of instructor.

CEEN 3304  Reinforced Concrete Design  3 SCH  (3)  

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)  

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: CEEN 2301 and MATH 2314.

CEEN 3317  Engineering Economy  3 SCH  (3)  

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)  

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)  

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 1311/1111. Corequisite: CEEN 3167.

CEEN 3389  Structural Vibration  3 SCH  (3)  

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: CEEN 3303.

CEEN 3392  Hydraulic and Fluid Mechanics  3 SCH  (3)  

Fluid statics, flow of fluids through pipes and open channels, hydraulic machines. Prerequisite: 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 4362 and CEEN 4316.

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 3342 and CEEN 4279.

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

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: CEEN 3303.

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

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 4317  Computer Methods in Civil Engi  3 SCH  (3)  

Applications of computer methods to solution of civil engineering problems, including the use of mathematical modeling, error analysis, optimization, solution of algebraic and differential equations and integration pertaining to infrastructure system analysis. Prerequisite: CEEN 3303.

CEEN 4326  Construction Engineering  3 SCH  (3)  

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  (1-3)  

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

CEEN 4350  Professional Preparation  3 SCH  (3)  

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.

Fee: $5.00

CEEN 4362  Hydrology  3 SCH  (3)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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.