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CE Undergraduate Courses

Lower Division Courses

CE 200 DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS (0-3-1) (F,S)
Theory and practice in developing specialized, low density concrete mixes. Analysis and testing of bridge designs. May be repeated for credit.

CE 210 ENGINEERING SURVEYING (2-0-2) (F/S)
Use of transits, theodolites, levels and EDM’s to measure horizontal and vertical distances, and angles. Error analysis, traverse, route and land surveying, construction surveying, and accompanying methods and calculations. PREREQ: MATH 144 or MATH 147. COREQ: CE 211.

CE 211 ENGINEERING SURVEYING LAB (0-3-1) (F/S)
Lab work and demonstrations in surveying. COREQ: CE 210.

CE 280 CIVIL ENGINEERING CASE STUDIES (2-0-2) (F/S)
Review of projects, historical and ongoing, from various aspects of Civil Engineering. PREREQ: ENGR 120 OR ENGR 130 and Sophomore Standing.

CE 282 ENGINEERING PRACTICE (3-0-3) (F/S)
Engineering applications of probability and statistics, project management and engineering economics. PREREQ: ENGR 120 OR ENGR 130.

CE 284 ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONAL METHODS (2-0-2) (F/S)
Introduction to programming and computational methods in civil engineering. PREREQ: ENGR 120OR ENGR 130.

CE 286 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOCAD FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS(2-0-2) (F/S)
Introduction to engineering drafting and computer-aided design for civil engineering applications. The course covers mechanics and standards used to create and interpret engineering drawings made by hand and with AutoCAD. PREREQ: ENGR 120 OR ENGR 130.

Upper Division Courses

CE 310 ADVANCED SURVEYING (2-3-3) (S)
A continuation of CE 210 including mapping, state plane coordinate systems, title searches and an introduction to GIS.  PREREQ:  CE 210 and CE 211.

CE 316 (GEOS 316) (GEOPH 316) HYDROLOGY (3-0-3) (S)
Interdisciplinary earth science concerned with movement and occurrence of water. Watershed-based hydrologic phenomena including hydrologic water-cycle analysis, precipitation, evapotranspiration, snow/snowmelt, streamflow, floods, routing and surface runoff events. Application of analytical techniques to solve water resource problems. May be taken for GEOS, GEOPH, or CE credit, but not in more than one department. PREREQ: MATH 175 or PERM/INST.

CE 320 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (3-0-3) (F/S)
Treatment of domestic and industrial water supplies. Disposal of domestic sewage and industrial wastes. Environmental considerations in water management, water use, wastewater generation, and water quality. Design of water and wastewater treatment systems. PREREQ: CHEM 112.

CE 321 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LAB (0-3-1) (F/S)
Environmental engineering problems with emphasis on analysis and presentation. Significance of results as compared with theory and practice. PREREQ or COREQ: CE 320.

CE 340 ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS (3-0-3) (F/S)
Physical and engineering properties, behavior, design, and utilization of construction materials. PREREQ: ENGR 306 or ENGR 350.

CE 341 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LAB (0-3- 1) (F/S)
Evaluation of materials used in construction. PREREQ: ENGR 350 or ENGR 306.

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CE 351 CODES AND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS (3-0-3) (F/S)
Survey of codes and related works influencing the design and construction of projects. Requirements generated by the IBC, ASCE-7, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Determination of structural loads, resolution of conflicts among governing codes, and interpretation of documents. PREREQ: Junior standing.

CE 352 STRUCTURES I (3-0-3) (F)
Analysis and design of statically determinate and indeterminate structures, under static or moving loads, using classical methods.  Equilibrium, stress-strain relations, and compatibility. PREREQ: ENGR 306 or ENGR 350.

CE 354 STRUCTURES II (3-0-3) (S) (Odd Years)
Analysis and design of structural systems.Stiffness method including the development of element properties, coordinate transformations, and global analysis theory. Three-dimensional building systems and an introduction to the Finite Element Method. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 360 ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOILS (3-0-3) (F/S)
Descriptive terminology, physical and engineering properties, measurement techniques, and behavior of soils. PREREQ: ENGR 306 or ENGR 350.

CE 361 ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOILS LAB (0-3-1) (F/S)
Use of test apparatus in the evaluation of soils. PREREQ or COREQ: CE 360.

CE 370 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS (3-0-3) (F/S)
Planning, design, and operations of multi-modal transportation systems. PRE/COREQ: MATH 275 and upper-division standing.

CE 412 (GEOL 412) HYDROLOGY: FLOW IN GEOLOGIC SYSTEMS (3-0-3) (S)
Introduction to the hydrologic cycle focusing on subsurface water and its relationship to surface water. Physics of flow through porous media, physical properties of aquifer systems, methods to determine aquifer characteristics, groundwater modeling and relationships between groundwater and streamflow. May be taken for either CE or GEOS credit, but not both. PREREQ: MATH 175 and GEOS 212 or ENGR 330.

CE 420 ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS CHEMISTRY (3-0-3) (S) (Even years)
Chemical principles of water and wastewater treatment processes and reactions in receiving waters. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, acid-base equilibra, mineral precipitation/dissolution, and electrochemistry. PREREQ: CE 320 or PERM/INST.

CE 422 HAZARDOUS WASTE ENGINEERING (3-0-3) (F/S)
Physical, chemical, and biological treatment of hazardous wastes. Consideration of legal and political issues. PREREQ: CHEM 112.

CE 424 WATER TREATMENT PLANT SYSTEMS AND DESIGN (3-0-3) (S) (Odd years)
Theoretical and practical engineering aspects of advanced chemical and physical phenomena and processes applicable to the design for removal of impurities from ground and surface water sources, including experimental problem analysis, conveyance systems and optimal treatment solution reporting. PREREQ: CE 320 or PERM/INST.

CE 425 WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT SYSTEMS AND DESIGN (3-0-3) (F) (Odd years)
Theoretical and practical engineering aspects of advanced chemical, physical and biological phenomena and processes applicable to the design for removal of impurities from wastewater and industrial wastes and to their transformation in receiving waters, including experimental problem analysis, collection system conveyance and optimal treatment solution reporting. PREREQ: CE 320 or PERM/INST.

CE 426 (GEOS 426) AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY (3-0-3)(F/S)
Basic tools and topics of aqueous geochemistry with an emphasis on low temperature processes in natural waters. Essentials of thermodynamics, kinetics, aqueous speciation, mineral water interaction, and elemental cycling in the context of surficial earth processes and environmental challenges. Completion of or co-enrollment in MATH 175 is recommended. May be taken for CE or GEOS credit, but not both. PREREQ: CHEM 112, MATH 170.

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CE 433 CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT  (3-0-3)(S)
The fate and transport of dissolved solutes and non-aqueous phase liquids in groundwater systems. Students will analyze field data and develop conceptual models for contaminated sites. The role of engineers and hydrologists in environmental litigation will be addressed through case studies. PREREQ: CE 412 or GEOS 412 or PERM/INST.

CE 436 HYDRAULICS (3-0-3) (F) (Even years)
Applied principles of fluid mechanics, pipe flow, open channel flow, flow nets, and hydraulic machinery. Design. PREREQ: ENGR 330.

CE 437 GIS IN WATER RESOURCES (3-0-3)(F/S)(Odd years)
Applied Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in pre- and post-processing of model inputs and outputs, digital elevation models, flow direction and flow accumulation, spatial analysis and interpretation, Model builder, data model, tools, functionality and examples of real-world water and natural resource problems and integration of external models (e.g., SWAT). PREREQ: CE 416, GEOG 360 or PERM/INST.

CE 438 WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING (2-3-3) (F/S)
Flood frequency analysis, reservoir characteristics and design, open channel flow applications, water project design, model studies, pump and turbine hydraulics and other water resources engineering topics.  PREREQ: ENGR 330.

CE 440 PAVEMENT DESIGN AND EVALUATION (3-0-3) (F/S)
Pavement design processes, materials selection and characterization methods, design of flexible pavements, design of rigid concrete pavements, condition survey and ratings, distress evaluation, and maintenance and rehabilitation techniques. PREREQ: CE 340, CE 341, and CE 370.

CE 442 Advanced Concrete (3-0-3)(F/S).
This course will primarily focus on the basic properties of cements and mineral aggregates and their interactions in concrete from microstructural scope. Special emphasis will be placed on Properties of hydrated products and hardened concrete; Modifications through admixtures; Production, handling, and placement problems; Specifications; quality control & acceptance testing; lightweight, heavyweight, and other special concrete. The objective is to provide students a comprehensive treatment of the principals which result in quality concrete construction as it applies to its constituent materials, service environment, structural requirements and the various treatments it may be exposed to in the construction process. PREREQ: CE 340 or ENGR 245 or permission of instructor.

CE 450 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (2-3-3) (F/S)
Design of reinforced concrete structures, such as beams, columns, one way slabs, and simple footings, in accordance with latest ACI Code for Reinforced Concrete. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 452 STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN (2-3-3) (F/S)
Design of steel structures, such as beams and columns, in accordance with latest AISC Manual of Steel Construction, LRFD edition. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 454 TIMBER DESIGN (3-0-3) (F/S)
Design of wood, and wood composite, structures and systems based on mechanical and structural characteristics and specifications. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 456 MASONRY DESIGN (3-0-3) (F/S)
Design of masonry structures and systems based on mechanical and structural characteristics and specifications. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 460 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I (3-0-3) (F/S)
Subsoil exploration and site investigation methodologies. Soil mechanics in design of earth retaining structures, shallow and deep foundations, embankments, slopes, and excavations. PREREQ: CE 360 and CE 361.

CE 462 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II (3-0-3) (F/S)
Application of Soil Mechanics In the design of embankments slopes and excavations. PREREQ: CE 360 and 361 or permission of instructor.

CE 466  GROUND IMPROVEMENT DESIGN (2-3-3)(F/S).
Introduction to ground improvement techniques for various problematic soils necessitated by the growing demand for construction in challenging geologies. Emphasis on understanding methods available to strengthen existing ground as alternative to costly foundation designs. Exploration of pros and cons of multiple ground improvement techniques, under four, broad categories: mechanical, hydraulic, chemical/thermal, and physical. Design and implement the most appropriate ground improvement technique for a given geological condition. PREREQ: CE 360 and CE 361.

CE 470 HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC SYSTEMS DESIGN (2-2-3) (F/S)
Planning, geometrics, location, and design of urban and rural highway systems. PREREQ: CE 360 and CE 370.

CE 472 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3-0-3) (S) (Odd years)Theory and practice of transportation planning at the metropolitan as well as regional levels. Use of software is required. Recent advances in transportation planning will be introduced. PREREQ: CE 370 or PERM/INST.

CE 475 TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3-0-3) (F) (Even years)The course covers the theory and practice of traffic operations, control, and management. Topics covered include traffic signal systems, isolated and area-wide signal system operations, and traffic simulation. Use of software is required. PREREQ: CE 370 or PERM/INST.

CE 480 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT (0-8-4) (F/S)
Capstone design experience integrating previous course work with modern design theory and methodology. Applied through a comprehensive individual or group project, integrating criteria based upon customer, code, and engineering requirements. Includes a series of progress reports and a final formal presentation. PREREQ: CE 400. PREREQ or COREQ: CE 370 and either CE 340 or ENGR 245.

CE 481 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT I (1-0-1) (F)
Capstone design experience integrating previous course work with modern design theory and methodology.  Creation of teams and proposals to be carried out in CE 483. PRE/COREQ: CE 320, CE 352, and CE 360.

CE 483 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT II (2-2-3) (S)
Capstone design experience integrating previous course work with modern design theory and methodology. Applied through a comprehensive individual or group project, integrating criteria based on customer, code, and engineering requirements. Includes a series of progress reports and a final formal presentation.
PREREQ: CE 320, CE 352, CE 360 and CE 481.
PRE/COREQ: CE 370, CE 450 and ENGR 330.

CE 485 REVIEW OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-0-1) (F/S)
Review of basic engineering and science material covered in civil engineering curriculum. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Senior standing or PERM/INST.