Civil Engineering Courses


CIE 201 Geomatics Engineering (3) Field measurement of distance, elevation, and angles using various instruments including tape, automatic level, and total station. Topics include types of surveying, legal aspects, and error analysis. First semester.

CIE 231 Structural Analysis (3) Shear and moment diagrams, influence lines. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate trusses and frames. Virtual work, moment distribution, and matrix methods. Second semester. Prerequisite: EGR 211.

CIE 301 Transportation Engineering (3) Introduction to the primary modes of transportation. Main emphasis on planning, design, and operation of roadways, including traffic flow theory, highway capacity, traffic control, geometry, drainage, and design of pavements. First semester, alternate years (next offered fall 2007). Prerequisite: CIE 201.

CIE 333 Reinforced Concrete Design (4) Design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, frames, and slabs using the strength method. Concentrates on use of the ACI 318 Code. Design software application. Practical design project. Second semester. Prerequisite: CIE 231.

CIE 352 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3) Physical, chemical, and biological processes for the treatment of drinking water and municipal wastewater. First semester, alternate years (next offered fall 2006). Prerequisite: CHM 221.

CIE 407 Geotechnical Engineering (4) Mechanics of aggregations applied to earthwork and foundations design. Second semester. Prerequisite: EGR 211.

CIE 434 Structural Steel Design (3) Introduction to the design of structural steel beams, columns, tension members, frames, trusses, and connections (bolted and welded) using the load and resistance factor design (LRFD) method. Concentrates on AISC specifications and manuals. Design software application. Practical design project. First semester. Prerequisite: CIE 231.

CIE 451 Urban Hydrology (3) Water supply and sewer systems, reservoirs, wells, water transmission and distribution, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, flooding, and flood control. Practical design projects. First semester. Prerequisite: EGR 315. Corequisite: MEE 417.

CIE 453 Solid and Hazardous Wastes (3) Generation, handling, collection, processing, treatment, and disposal of municipal solid wastes; unit processes for hazardous waste treatment, including incineration and solidification; landfills and ground water contamination. Second semester, alternate years (next offered spring 2008). Prerequisites: CHM 221, EGR 314 or CHM 307.

CIE 454 Air Pollution Control (3) Sources and impacts of air pollution, atmospheric transport and dispersion processes, unit processes for air pollution control in stationary and mobile sources. Second semester, alternate years (next offered spring 2007). Prerequisite: CHM 221, EGR 314 or CHM 307. Corequisite: EGR 315 or CHM 308.

CIE 491 Special Study

CIE 493 Internship

CIE 494 Honors Course

CIE 495 Independent Study

CIE 499 Specialized Summer Course