Courses | Civil Engineering (2023)

CE313. General Surveying. 2 Credits.

Measurements of distances and angles, EDM, satellite and inertial systems, triangulation, differential leveling, horizontal curves, vertical curves, traverse surveys, U.S. public land surveys, earthwork, boundary surveys and construction surveys. Basic knowledge of geometry and trigonometry required. Prerequisites: MATH165 and CE101 or permission of the department. Corequisite: On campus students must take CE313L along with this class. F.

CE313L. General Surveying Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Course will involve laboratory assignments dealing with measurements of distances and angles; use of EDM, GPS, and automatic levels; traversing; leveling; horizontal curves; vertical curves; and topographic survey. Offered in Summer for DEDP students. Prerequisite: DEDP students must have completed CE313. Corequisite: On-campus students must be enrolled in CE313. F.

CE351. Structural Mechanics. 4 Credits.

Reactions, shear and bending moment, plane and space trusses, influence lines, deflections, virtual work, energy methods, approximate analysis, consistent deformations method, slope deflection and moment distribution methods, introduction to matrix methods. Use of computer for analysis. Prerequisite: ENGR203. F.

CE412. Soil Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Course topics include principles of soil mechanics including weight-volume relationships, classification, compaction, effective stress, permeability and seepage, consolidation, shear strength, site exploration, introduction to lateral earth pressure, and slope stability. Prerequisite: ENGR203. F.

CE416. Transportation Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to highway engineering, traffic analysis, and transportation systems; road vehicle performance; highway, vehicle, and driver characteristics; highway capacity and level of service analysis; level of service analysis for signalized intersections; principles of traffic flow; geometric design of highways; pavement design and drainage; highway safety and transportation planning; and group design project. Prerequisite: CE412. S.

CE421. Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Course topics include measurement, interpretation, analysis and application of hydrologic data; precipitation, evaporation and transpiration; runoff hydrographs; routing methods; groundwater; and snow hydrology. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE306. F.

CE423. Hydraulic Engineering. 3 Credits.

Fluid statics and dynamics; open channel flow; transitions and controls; hydraulic structures; hydraulic machinery; hydraulic power conversion; and hydraulic modeling. Prerequisite: CE306. S.

CE423L. Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; and fluid properties, flow measurements, open channel flow, pipe flow, and hydraulic machinery. Students perform lab work in teams and communicate results in written reports and one oral presentation. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR203, and ENGL110. Corequisites: MATH321 or CHE315 or ECON210; and CE423 and CE431L. S,SS.

CE431. Environmental Engineering I. 3 Credits.

Environmental quality, water quality modeling, water & wastewater treatment systems, sludge processing, solid wastes, hazardous wastes, environmental law. Prerequisite: CE306. S.

CE434. Environmental Engineering Laboratory. 4 Credits.

Physical, chemical and biological methods used in environmental engineering, water chemistry, instrumental methods, lab tours. On demand.

CE451. Steel Design. 3 Credits.

Selection of sections, bolted and welded connections, trusses, bearings, lightgage structural members, fatigue of structural members and introduction to plastic design. Prerequisite: CE351. S.

CE490. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.

Investigation of special topics dictated by student and faculty interests. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Department approval. Repeatable. F,S.

CE501. Mechanics of Materials II. 3 Credits.

Theories of stress and strain in two and three dimensions; transformation of stresses and strains in two and three dimensions; tensor notation; linear and nonlinear stress strain behavior; thermal stresses; isotropic, orthotropic, and anisotropic material behavior; yield criteria and theories of failures under combined stresses; energy methods; torsion of noncircular and thin walled sections; unsymmetrical bending; shear center; curved beams. Prerequisite: ENGR203. On demand.

CE502. Structural Stability. 3 Credits.

Concept of stability; equilibrium and energy methods; stability of columns, beam columns, and frames; inelastic buckling; stability by slope deflection and matrix methods; use of codes for the stability design of aluminum and steel columns and frames; torsional and lateral torsional buckling of beams and beam columns. Prerequisite: ENGR203. On demand.

CE524. Open Channel Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Study of advanced topics in open channel hydraulics. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE423.

CE533. Industrial Wastes. 3 Credits.

Industrial processes and waste characterization, regulatory law, specialized treatment systems, hazardous wastes, economic analysis; plant tours of potato, sugar, meat, dairy, paper and pulp products and metal plating industries. Prerequisite: CE431.

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CE535. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.

Regulations, generation, storage, transportation, disposal, classification, fate and transport of contaminants, environmental audits, pollution prevention and management facilities, remediation alternatives, physical-chemical treatment, bioremediation, stabilization/solidification, thermal processes. Prerequisites: CE306 and CHEM121.

CE551. Plate and Slab Structures. 3 Credits.

Classical plate bending theory, rectangular and circular plates, slab analysis by energy and numerical methods, anisotropic plates, large deflection theory, buckling of thin plates. Prerequisites: ENGR203 and CE351.

CE552. Thin Shell Structures. 3 Credits.

Differential geometry of shell theory, membrane and bending theories of shells, shells of revolution, stress analysis of domes, pressure vessels, and storage tanks, numerical methods, buckling of shells. Prerequisites: ENGR203 and CE351.

CE555. Prestressed Concrete-Analysis and Design. 3 Credits.

Materials and systems of pre-stressing; pre-stress losses; pre-tensioned and post-tensioned members; design of pre-stressed concrete beams by service load and ultimate strength methods; flexural design of composite beams and slabs; anchorage zone stresses and reinforcement; shear and torsion. Prerequisite: CE453. On demand.

CE556. Numerical and Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis. 3 Credits.

Methods of successive approximations and numerical procedures for solution of complex structural problems, matrix formulation of structural problems, flexibility and stiffness methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CE351.

CE590. Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

Investigation of special topics dictated by student and faculty interests. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Department approval. Repeatable to 6.00 credits.

CE591. Civil Engineering Research. 1-12 Credits.

May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits. Repeatable to 12.00 credits.

CE996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable. S/U grading.

CE997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

CE998. Thesis. 1-9 Credits.

Development and documentation of scholarly activity demonstrating proficiency in Civil Engineering at the master's level. Repeatable to 9 credits. Repeatable to 9.00 credits.

CE432. Environmental Engineering II. 3 Credits.

Water distribution networks, mass curve analysis, wastewater collection systems, pumping systems for water and wastewater, system design project, computer-assisted design, confined spaces. Prerequisite: CE306. F.

CE453. Reinforced Concrete. 3 Credits.

Loads and load factors; introduction to the working stress method in reinforced concrete; analysis and strength design of reinforced concrete beams in bending, shear, and development length; design of one way slabs; serviceability requirements for deflection and cracking; axially and eccentrically loaded reinforced concrete columns. The design process is based on ACI 318 building code. Prerequisite: CE351. F.

CE414. Foundation Engineering. 3 Credits.

Soil improvements and ground modifications, soil exploration and sampling, bearing capacity, spread footings, mat foundations, settlement analysis, drilled shaft and pile foundations, foundations on difficult soil. Prerequisite: CE412. S.

CE444. Contracts and Specifications. 3 Credits.

Engineering contracts and specification essentials, legal aspects of engineering practice and employment; professional practice issues; procurement of work; governmental regulation. S.

CE397. Cooperative Education. 1-8 Credits.

A practical work experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department and employer. Repeatable to 24 credits. Prerequisite: Admission to the civil engineering program or consent of advisor. Repeatable to 24.00 credits. F,S,SS.

CE306. Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Fluid properties; fluid statics and dynamics; transport theory and transport analogies, conservation of mass, energy, and momentum; dimensional analysis; boundary layer concepts; pipe flows; compressible flow; open channel flow. Prerequisites: PHYS251 and MATH265. F,S.

CE482. Civil Engineering Design I. 3 Credits.

This is a comprehensive design course which integrates engineering design and engineering science components of previous and ongoing coursework into a major design experience. Design projects can be in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, structures, water resources, or transportation engineering. Course activities include defining the problem, formulating project objectives, gathering background information, scheduling the project, applying design standards and realistic constraints; developing design alternatives; and evaluating design alternatives. Other topics covered include project management, effective team-working, professional ethics, and applications of graphical communication. Group design reports and individual oral presentations are required. Prerequisites: At least one of CE412 or CE451, and at least one of CE423 or CE431. F.

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CE483. Civil Engineering Design II. 3 Credits.

This is a comprehensive design course which integrates engineering design and engineering science components of previous and ongoing coursework into a major design experience. Design projects can be in the area of environmental, geotechnical, structural, water resources, or transportation engineering. Course activities include developing and analyzing a detailed design, preparing plans and drawings using graphical communication tool(s), developing design specifications, and estimating construction costs. Other topics include principles of sustainability in design, and professional licensure and professional practice issues. Group design reports and individual oral presentations are required. Prerequisites: CE482 or departmental consent. S.

CE483HON. Civil Engineering Design II. 3 Credits.

This is a comprehensive design course which integrates engineering design and engineering science components of previous and ongoing coursework into a major design experience. Design projects can be in the area of environmental, geotechnical, structural, water resources, or transportation engineering. Course activities include developing and analyzing a detailed design, preparing plans and drawings using graphical communication tool(s), developing design specifications, and estimating construction costs. Other topics include principles of sustainability in design, and professional licensure and professional practice issues. Group design reports and individual oral presentations are required. Prerequisites: CE482 or departmental consent. S.

CE435. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.

Regulations, generation, storage, transportation, disposal, classification, fate and transport of contaminants, environmental audits, pollution prevention and management facilities, remediation alternatives, physical-chemical treatment, bioremediation, stabilization/solidification, thermal processes. Prerequisites: CE306 and CHEM121. S.

CE503. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Single-degree and multi-degree of freedom systems; continuous systems; free and forced vibrations; harmonic and periodic excitations; viscous and non-viscous damping; pulse excitations; numerical methods for dynamic response; earthquake response of linear elastic buildings; structural dynamics in building codes. Prerequisites: ENGR202 and ENGR203. On demand.

CE595. Design Project. 3-6 Credits.

A three to six credit course of engineering design experience involving individual effort and formal written report. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: Restricted to the Master of Engineering student candidate and subject to approval by the student's advisor. Repeatable to 6.00 credits.

CE412L. Soil Mechanics Lab. 1 Credit.

Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; and determining the properties of soil in terms of moisture content, specific gravity, grain size distribution, index properties, moisture-density relationships, and permeability. Students perform lab work in teams and write reports as a group and/or individually. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR203, and ENGL110. Corequisites: MATH321 or CHE315 or ECON210; and CE411 and CE412. F,SS.

CE313C. General Surveying. 2 Credits.

Measurements of distances and angles; EDM; satellite and inertial systems; triangulation; differential leveling; horizontal curves; vertical curves; traverse surveys; U.S. public land surveys; earthwork; boundary surveys; construction surveys. F.

CE101. Introduction to Civil Engineering. 1 Credit.

Course will be a series of lectures, discussions and group projects, concerning the practice of civil engineering and sustainable design. Topics include scope of civil engineering practice, professional ethics, professional practice issues, sustainable engineering design concepts, communication skills, project management and team-working, literature searches and information gathering, and career planning. Exposure to Grand Challenges. Prerequisite: CE major or department permission. S/U grading. F.

CE301. Civil Engineering Laboratory I. 2 Credits.

Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; determining the properties of coarse and fine aggregates, concrete, asphalt, steel, and wood; and determining the properties of soil in terms of moisture content, specific gravity, grain size distribution, index properties, moisture-density relationships, and permeability. Students perform lab work in teams and write reports as a group and/or individually. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR203, and ENGL110. Corequisites: MATH321 and CE412. F,SS.

CE302. Civil Engineering Laboratory II. 2 Credits.

Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; fluid properties, flow measurements, open channel flow, pipe flow, and hydraulic machinery; and water and wastewater treatment topics such as BOD, total and suspended solids, water hardness, chlorination, alkalinity, coagulation, and jar testing. Students perform lab work in teams and communicate results in written reports and one oral presentation. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR203, and ENGL110. Corequisites: MATH321, CE431, and CE423. S,SS.

CE1XX. Civil Engineering Elective. 99 Credits.

CE2XX. Civil Engineering Elective. 99 Credits.

CE3XX. Civil Engineering Elective. 99 Credits.

CE4XX. Civil Engineering Elective. 99 Credits.

CE525. Surface Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Extreme rainfalls and flood frequency analysis, regionalization; runoff generations, routings, and basin modeling; urban storm water design; GIS and remote sensing applications in hydrology; recent techniques and development in surface hydrology. Prerequisite: CE421.

CE517. Transportation Asset Management. 3 Credits.

Course focused on the principles of transportation asset management with an emphasis on pavement management system (PMS). Network- and project-level pavement management processes will be discussed, but the emphasis will be on network-level. Bridge management system will also be covered. Prerequisites: ENGR203 and a statistics course (MATH321, CHE315, ECON210 or approved substitute). F, even years.

CE518. Pavement Engineering. 3 Credits.

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Structural pavement design concepts for flexible and rigid pavements; traffic and environmental loading factors; material characterization; hot mix asphalt design and analysis concepts, SuperPave mix design method, stresses and strains in flexible and rigid pavements, joints and load transfer of rigid pavements, fast track concrete, and construction issues. Prerequisite: CE412; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. F.

CE519. Sustainable Pavements. 3 Credits.

Sustainability concepts; overview of mix design, structural design, and construction methods of pavements; warm mix asphalts; recycling of asphalt and concrete pavements, perpetual pavement concepts, specialty pavements, environmental, economic, and social impacts of highway pavements. Prerequisite: CE412; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. S.

CE557. Advanced Steel Design. 3 Credits.

Design and analysis of simple structural connections including both moment and shear connections; design and analysis of eccentric structural connections, plate girders, and composite structures; design and analysis for seismic loads; ASD and LRFD design. Prerequisite: CE451; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. F.

CE558. Theory of Plasticity. 3 Credits.

Rigorous study of classical theory of plasticity. Classical continuum mechanics concepts of stress and strain and elastic behavior discussed. Progressing into plastic behavior in materials, mathematical formulation of elasto-plastic constitutive relationship, practical engineering limit analysis, and application of plasticity theories in analysis using computer programs. Prerequisite: CE451 or instructor approval; consent of instructor for undergraduates. S.

CE562. Graduate Seminar in Civil Engineering. 1 Credit.

Conference and reports on current developments in Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: Admission to Civil Engineering Program; consent of instructor and School of Graduate Studies required for undergraduate students. Repeatable to 3.00 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

CE599. Doctoral Research. 1-15 Credits.

Research contributing to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and/or technology in Civil Engineering and contributing to the student's doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Civil Engineering Program. Repeatable. F,S,SS.

CE999. Dissertation. 1-18 Credits.

PhD student doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Civil Engineering Program. Repeatable to 18.00 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

CE103. Graphical Communication. 3 Credits.

Development of visualization, technical communication, and documentation skills. The course covers 3D AutoCAD geometric modeling using current methods and techniques commonly found in the industry and Civil 3D land systems design program. Fundamentals of land surface modeling and current surveying techniques will be taught in a combined lecture-laboratory format. On-campus students have access to necessary software programs through the CEM computer system. DEDP students are required to download a free computer aided design software version from AUTODESK to their personal computer. Prerequisites: CE major and CE101 or permission of department.

CE102. Professional Assessment and Evaluation. 1 Credit.

This course is designed for students with industrial experience. Students complete a portfolio documenting educational and work experiences for evaluation, and individualized curriculum plans are developed. Based on the assessment and evaluation, some civil engineering requirements may be waived. Prerequisites: Work experience and/or technical school training plus completion of CHEM121, CHEM121L, PHYS251, and MATH265. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

CE597. Graduate Cooperative Education. 1-2 Credits.

A practical work experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department, and employer. Prerequisite: Approval of CE Graduate Director or major advisor. Repeatable to 4.00 credits. S/U grading. On demand.

CE401. Mechanics of Materials II. 3 Credits.

Theories of stress and strain in two and three dimensions; transformation of stresses and strains in two and three dimensions; tensor notation; linear and nonlinear stress strain behavior; thermal stresses; isotropic, orthotropic, and anisotropic material behavior; yield criteria and theories of failures under combined stresses; energy methods; torsion of noncircular and thin walled sections; unsymmetrical bending; shear center; curved beams. CE501 cannot be taken after taking CE401. Prerequisite: ENGR203. S, odd years.

CE402. Structural Stability. 3 Credits.

Concept of stability; equilibrium and energy methods; stability of columns, beam columns, and frames; inelastic buckling; stability by slope deflection and matrix methods; use of codes for the stability design of aluminum and steel columns and frames; torsional and lateral torsional buckling of beams and beam columns. CE502 cannot be taken after taking CE402. Prerequisite: ENGR203. S, odd years.

CE403. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Single-degree and multi-degree of freedom systems; continuous systems; free and forced vibrations; harmonic and periodic excitations; viscous and non-viscous damping; pulse excitations; numerical methods for dynamic response; earthquake response of linear elastic buildings; structural dynamics in building codes. CE503 cannot be taken after taking CE403. Prerequisites: ENGR202 and ENGR203. S, even years.

CE417. Transportation Asset Management. 3 Credits.

Course focuses on the principles of transportation asset management with an emphasis on pavement management system (PMS). Network- and project-level pavement management processes will be discussed, but the emphasis will be on network-level. Bridge management system will also be covered. CE517 cannot be taken after taking CE417. Prerequisites: ENGR203 and a statistics course (MATH321, CHE315, ECON210 or approved substitute). F, even years.

CE418. Pavement Engineering. 3 Credits.

Structural pavement design concepts for flexible and rigid pavements; traffic and environmental loading factors; material characterization; hot mix asphalt design and analysis concepts, SuperPave mix design method, stresses and strains in flexible and rigid pavements, joints and load transfer of rigid pavements, fast track concrete, and construction issues. CE518 cannot be taken after taking CE418. Prerequisite: CE412. F.

CE419. Sustainable Pavements. 3 Credits.

Sustainability concepts; overview of mix design, structural design, and construction methods of pavements; warm mix asphalts; recycling of asphalt and concrete pavements, perpetual pavement concepts, specialty pavements, environmental, economic, and social impacts of highway pavements. CE519 cannot be taken after taking CE419. Prerequisite: CE412. S.

CE424. Open Channel Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

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Study of advanced topics in open channel hydraulics with computer applications. CE524 cannot be taken after taking CE424. Prerequisite: CE423. F.

CE425. Surface Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Extreme rainfalls and flood frequency analysis, regionalization; runoff generations, routings, and basin modeling; urban storm water design; GIS and remote sensing applications in hydrology; recent techniques and development in surface hydrology. CE525 cannot be taken after taking CE425. Prerequisite: CE421. S.

CE426. Applied Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Study of advanced topics on the hydraulics and design of water systems including water supply, water storage, drainage, and flow controls. CE526 cannot be taken after taking CE426. Prerequisite: CE423. On demand.

CE526. Applied Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Study of advanced topics on the hydraulics and design of water systems including water supply, water storage, drainage, and flow controls. Prerequisite: CE423. On demand.

CE437. Environmental Engineering IV. 3 Credits.

Advanced theory and special methods in municipal and industrial water and wastewater processes including treatment plant control, equipment studies, nutrient removal, contaminant fate and transport, and toxic pollutants control. CE537 cannot be taken after taking CE437. Prerequisite: CE431. S.

CE537. Environmental Engineering IV. 3 Credits.

Advanced theory and special methods in municipal and industrial water and wastewater processes including treatment plant control, equipment studies, nutrient removal, contaminant fate and transport, and toxic pollutants control. Prerequisite: CE431. S.

CE452. Thin Shell Structures. 3 Credits.

Differential geometry of shell theory, membrane and bending theories of shells, shells of revolution, stress analysis of domes, pressure vessels, and storage tanks, numerical methods, buckling of shells. CE552 cannot be taken after taking the CE452. Prerequisites: ENGR203 and CE351. F, odd years.

CE455. Prestressed Concrete-Analysis and Design. 3 Credits.

Materials and systems of pre-stressing; pre-stress losses; pre-tensioned and post-tensioned members; design of pre-stressed concrete beams by service load and ultimate strength methods; flexural design of composite beams and slabs; anchorage zone stresses and reinforcement; shear and torsion. CE555 cannot be taken after taking CE455. Prerequisite: CE453. S, odd years.

CE456. Numerical and Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis. 3 Credits.

Numerical and Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis Methods of successive approximations and numerical procedures for solution of complex structural problems, matrix formulation of structural problems, flexibility and stiffness methods of analysis. CE556 cannot be taken after taking CE456. Prerequisite: CE351. F, odd years.

CE457. Advanced Steel Design. 3 Credits.

Design and analysis of simple structural connections including both moment and shear connections; design and analysis of eccentric structural connections, plate girders, and composite structures; design and analysis for seismic loads; ASD and LRFD design. CE557 cannot be taken after taking CE457. Prerequisite: CE451 or consent of the instructor. S, even years.

CE458. Theory of Plasticity. 3 Credits.

Rigorous study of classical theory of plasticity. Classical continuum mechanics concepts of stress and strain and elastic behavior discussed. Progressing into plastic behavior in materials, mathematical formulation of elasto-plastic constitutive relationship, practical engineering limit analysis, and application of plasticity theories in analysis using computer programs. CE558 cannot be taken after taking CE458. Prerequisite: CE451. F, even years.

CE459. Plate and Slab Structures. 3 Credits.

Classical plate bending theory, rectangular and circular plates, slab analysis by energy and numerical methods, anisotropic plates, large deflection theory, buckling of thin plates. CE559 cannot be taken after taking CE459. Prerequisites: ENGR203 and CE351. S, odd years.

CE559. Plate and Slab Structures. 3 Credits.

Classical plate bending theory, rectangular and circular plates, slab analysis by energy and numerical methods, anisotropic plates, large deflection theory, buckling of thin plates. PrerequisItes: ENGR203 and CE351. S, odd years.

CE411. Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; and determining the properties of coarse and fine aggregates, concrete, asphalt, steel, and wood. Students perform lab work in teams and write reports as a group and/or individually. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR203, and ENGL110. Corequisites: MATH321 or CHE315 or ECON210, and CE412L. F,SS.

CE536. Environmental Engineering III. 3 Credits.

Water chemistry in unit Operation and process design for water and wastewater treatment; physical, chemical, and biological systems; plant design project, computer-assigned design analysis. Prerequisite: CE431. F.

CE436. Environmental Engineering III. 3 Credits.

Water chemistry involved in unit Operation and process design for water and wastewater treatment; physical, chemical, and biological systems; plant design project, computer-assigned design analysis. CE536 cannot be taken after taking CE436. Prerequisite: CE431. F.

CE431L. Environmental Engineering Laboratory. 1 Credit.

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Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; and water and wastewater treatment topics such as BOD, total and suspended solids, water hardness, chlorination, alkalinity, coagulation, and jar testing. Students perform lab work in teams and communicate results in written reports and one oral presentation. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR203, and ENGL110. Corequisites: MATH321 or CHE315 or ECON210; and CE423L and CE431. S,SS.

FAQs

Which course is best for civil engineering? ›

Some of the most common specializations include:
  • Structural engineering. Unsurprisingly, structural engineering focuses on structures. ...
  • Architectural engineering. ...
  • Transportation engineering. ...
  • Geotechnical engineering. ...
  • Environmental engineering. ...
  • Hydraulic engineering.

What math is most used in civil engineering? ›

Algebra is used by civil engineers on a daily basis. It is a branch of mathematics in which letters and other symbols are used to represent numbers and quantities, and is used to solve equations and find statistics.

How can I improve my knowledge in civil engineering? ›

Tips To Develop Civil Engineering Skills

Gain experience: To develop your skills, focus on learning through internships, volunteer programs and job shadowing. These opportunities can help you understand how others use their skills to ensure the timely completion of a civil engineering project.

Is civil engineering harder? ›

The civil engineering course is difficult because of the many complex equations and calculations that are required. Civil engineering requires a strong understanding of physics principles. This can be challenging for students who are not naturally adept at science or mathematics.

Is civil engineering easy? ›

The only difficult part is Engineering Drawing as reported by most CE students. Otherwise, the course is pretty light and an average student might be able to pursue it. But, do not just base your decision on the diffficulty of the subject, focus on your interests and goals.

Which engineering is easy to study? ›

Answer- In contrast to other fields, Computer Science engineering is considered to be easier.

Can I do Civil Engineering if I am weak in maths? ›

Yes! You can. To be true I was having least score in only one subject and that was mathematics and that too consecutively both in 10th (45/100) and 12th(51/100).

Can I do Civil Engineering without maths? ›

AICTE: One-third of engineering courses do not need maths in Class XII. CHENNAI: Maths in Class XII is no longer mandatory to apply for one-third of engineering courses, including architecture, biotechnology and fashion technology, the All India Council for Technical Education announced on Tuesday.

Which engineering is hardest? ›

What Is the Hardest Engineering Major?
Top 3 Hardest Engineering MajorsTop 3 Easiest Engineering Majors
1. Chemical engineering (19.66 hours)1. Industrial engineering (15.68 hours)
2. Aero and astronautical engineering (19.24 hours)2. Computer engineering and technology (16.46 hours)
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What a civil engineer must know? ›

A good civil engineer knows his mathematics and physics especially when identifying and solving engineering problems. In addition, civil engineers train to be skilled in design techniques and working with maps, drawings, and models. More than adequate knowledge in computer-aided design software is required.

Why civil engineers are not getting jobs? ›

1) Low technical knowledge – Nobody is interested in following the old patterns. Nowadays every company is looking for a person with technical knowledge or having a good experience. Only a few engineers are out there with the abilities and knowledge needed to perform specific tasks.

Which is better it or civil engineering? ›

In IT (Information Technology), you will get job faster than Civil. In IT, you will get job, if you know a programming language or network knowledge. For civil , after b tech you may need to study an additional certification course like autocad, interior designing etc. In India, salary for IT will be higher than Civil.

Are civil engineers better than architects? ›

Civil engineers manage a broader range of projects encompassing transportation infrastructure and water systems, while architects focus on buildings. Architects are more deeply involved in the pre-construction phases, while civil engineers directly oversee all phases of construction work.

Is civil engineer a happy job? ›

Of salary survey respondents, 63.3% reported being satisfied or very satisfied with their financial compensation. That number was even higher, though, when asked about overall job satisfaction: 85.2% said they were satisfied or very satisfied with their civil engineering jobs.

Do civil engineers work a lot? ›

Civil engineers generally work in a variety of locations and conditions. It is common for them to split their time between working in an office and working outdoors at construction sites so that they can monitor operations or solve problems onsite. Most work full time.

Does civil engineering have maths? ›

* Maths is the principle pillar underpinning the science of Civil Engineering. The simplest of structural designs involves analysis, requiring calculation. There can thus be no greater or more important subject for the Civil Engineer than mathematics.

Which engineer course is best? ›

List of top 15 best engineering courses for youngsters
  • Computer Science Engineering. ...
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  • Mechanical Engineering. ...
  • Electrical Engineering. ...
  • Civil Engineering. ...
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  • Automobile Engineering.

Which course is best for future? ›

Engineering Degrees For the Future
  • Electrical Engineering. ...
  • Computer Engineering. ...
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering. ...
  • Computer Science and Engineering. ...
  • Biomedical Engineering. ...
  • Chemical Engineering. ...
  • Civil Engineering. ...
  • Industrial Engineering.

Which engineer is best for future? ›

15 best engineering jobs for the future
  • Civil engineer.
  • Chemical engineer.
  • Environmental engineer.
  • Biomedical engineer.
  • Safety engineer.
  • Hardware engineers.
  • Aeronautical engineer.
  • Engineering managers.

Which engineering is less maths? ›

List of Engineering Courses After 12th Without Maths. Students can go for the best engineering courses after 12th without further maths are software engineering, computer science engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and communication engineering.

Which engineering has less mathematics? ›

Mining and biomedical engineering also also less math intense, though they would overlap with civil & mechanical. On the opposite end of the scale, electrical is considered one of the most math intense, as would mechanical & aerospace.

Which mathematics is difficult in engineering? ›

However, for many engineering students calculus is one of the most difficult courses in their field of study. Many students will struggle as they encounter the non-routine problems in calculus that are not solved by routine methods of problem solving.

What is the main subject of civil engineering? ›

As one of the most coveted engineering branches, Civil Engineering deals with planning, designing, supervision and construction of different structures like roads, buildings, tunnels, transit systems, dams, airports, etc.

Do I need physics for civil engineering? ›

Usually maths and physics are required to gain access to higher education civil engineering courses. It's a good idea to research which colleges and universities in your country teach civil engineering and check their entry requirements.

What is the coolest type of engineering? ›

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In terms of median pay and growth potential, these are the 10 highest paying engineering jobs to consider.
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  • Big Data Engineer. ...
  • Nuclear Engineer. ...
  • Aerospace Engineer. ...
  • Computer Hardware Engineer. ...
  • Petroleum Engineer.
24 Mar 2022

Is electrical or civil engineering harder? ›

Civil engineers design buildings, bridges, and other structures. And finally, mechanical engineers study and build machines and tools, such as engines. Of all the engineering types, electrical is the hardest, and mechanical is the most versatile.

What are 4 types of civil engineers? ›

Here's a guide to the five major types of civil engineering:
  • Construction and management engineering. ...
  • Geotechnical engineering. ...
  • Structural engineering. ...
  • Transport engineering. ...
  • Water engineering.

What is the first job of a civil engineer? ›

What Does an Entry-Level Civil Engineer Do? An entry-level civil engineer performs a variety of duties related to designing and constructing infrastructure or public works systems, such as public buildings, highways, bridges, sewer systems, dams, viaducts, and other large structures.

What is your greatest strength for civil engineer? ›

Teamwork, presentation skills, good communication are all important in any job. Who doesn't want an engineer with passion and drive to solve problems? Make sure you are talking about these skills; they can often be pushed to the side and forgotten about.

What are the 5 responsibilities of a civil engineer? ›

Civil Engineer Responsibilities:
  • Developing detailed designs.
  • Doing feasibility assessments and site inspections.
  • Preparing and implementing project plans.
  • Researching and providing estimates for projects.
  • Reviewing government regulations and ordinances.

What software does a civil engineer use? ›

10 Software Programs To Know In Civil Engineering
  • AutoCad Civil 3D. Easily the most used program in the industry, Civil 3D is a civil engineering drafting software with a multitude of design, analysis and simulation tools for civil engineering design. ...
  • HEC-HMS. ...
  • HEC-RAS. ...
  • Microsoft Project. ...
  • StormCAD. ...
  • SSA. ...
  • WaterCAD. ...
  • EPANET.
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Is civil good for future? ›

Job Outlook

Employment of civil engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 25,000 openings for civil engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Which country produce best civil engineers? ›

Best countries for engineering jobs
  • Canada. Canada is a very popular country for engineers because of its robust economy and access to natural resources. ...
  • India. ...
  • China. ...
  • France. ...
  • New Zealand. ...
  • United States.

What 3 careers are similar to a civil engineer? ›

Civil Engineers - Similar Jobs
  • Agricultural Engineers.
  • Construction Managers.
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers.
  • Mechanical Engineers.
  • Mining Engineers.
  • Conservation Scientists.
  • Petroleum Engineers.
  • Environmental Engineers.

What is the lowest a civil engineer can make? ›

How much does a Entry Level Civil Engineer make in the United States? The average Entry Level Civil Engineer salary in the United States is $72,601 as of October 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $66,301 and $79,901.

What can I do instead of civil engineering? ›

In these careers, you can still use your civil engineering skills, but you'll also branch out and gain some new experiences.
  • Land Surveyor. ...
  • Safety Engineer. ...
  • Geotechnical Engineer. ...
  • CAD Technician. ...
  • Urban Planner. ...
  • Construction Manager. ...
  • Water Resources Engineer. ...
  • Architectural and Engineering Manager.

Why do people study civil engineering? ›

Civil engineers shape the world we live in. They design, build and maintain the infrastructure we take for granted – every reservoir, dam, bridge, road, tunnel and building. Their expertise is essential for a sustainable future, both in the UK and abroad.

Why you should choose civil engineering? ›

Civil engineers pursue jobs addressing any of the aforementioned areas (structural engineering, transportation engineering, architectural engineering, geotechnical engineering or hydraulic engineering), including most recently environmental sectors to help offer modern day solutions to global concerns like pollution ...

Why should students take civil engineering? ›

All humans benefit from civil engineering. You can thank civil engineers every time you use an electrical device, turn on a tap, take public transportation, or drive on a road. Civil engineers are responsible for the buildings, structures, and major public works projects that make modern life possible.

Can civil engineer build a house? ›

A civil engineer can build houses but they would be building a house as a contractor. An engineer is allowed to be both; an engineer and a contractor at the same time.

Do civil engineers make good money? ›

Yes, civil engineers make good money.

The median pay for civil engineers in 2021 was $88,050 per year or $42.33 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

What kind of person makes a good civil engineer? ›

1. Problem-solving skills. Civil engineers generally work on complex projects and have to be involved in every stage, from planning to design. They need to be skilled problem-solvers and have to be ready to develop creative solutions in case of design issues or technical problems.

Which course is in demand in civil engineering? ›

Career Opportunities in Civil Engineering – Employment

Geoinformatics. Geotechnical Engineering. Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering. Construction Technology And Management.

Which type of civil engineering is in demand? ›

Ans. Some in-demand specializations include Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and Construction Engineering.

Which civil engineering field is best for future? ›

As a Civil Engineer, you can pursue a career in various fields such as:
  • Building control surveyor.
  • Consulting civil engineer.
  • CAD technician.
  • Contracting civil engineer.
  • Site Engineer.
  • Design Engineer.
  • Water Resource Engineer.
  • Structural Engineer.

What are the 7 fields of civil engineering? ›

What are the Subdivisions of Civil Engineering?
  • Municipal and Urban Engineering.
  • Transportation Engineering.
  • Construction Engineering.
  • Structural Engineering.
  • Water Resources Engineering.
  • Coastal Engineering.
  • Earthquake Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.
22 Jun 2021

What are the 2 fields of civil engineering? ›

Civil engineers can take on a variety of roles within specific branches of the civil engineering field. These branches include: Structural Engineering. Environmental Engineering.

What are the 3 types of civil engineering? ›

Here's a guide to the five major types of civil engineering:
  • Construction and management engineering. ...
  • Geotechnical engineering. ...
  • Structural engineering. ...
  • Transport engineering. ...
  • Water engineering.

Which country needs civil engineers most? ›

Canada Has Highest Demand For Civil Engineers

Canada requires civil engineers. Canada's demand for civil engineers has never been greater with a growing economy. Cities and remote communities in Canada are constantly being upgraded. Canada is the world's second-largest country, with a high demand for skilled engineers.

Which country is best for civil engineers? ›

The countries that offer the best and most widely respected civil engineering degrees include the US, UK and Singapore. These countries all offer some of the world's most highly ranked programs and are popular destinations for international students.

What are 5 things civil engineers do? ›

Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.

What subjects do civil engineers study? ›

Some modules you may study are:
  • Fluid mechanics.
  • Soil mechanics.
  • Digital environment building.
  • Engineering geology.
  • Civil and architectural engineering.
  • Minerals and statics.
  • Geomechanics.
  • Structural mechanics.

What are the 4 main types of engineering? ›

Since we encounter a wide variety of problems, we have an equally wide range of engineering disciplines, many of which are highly specialized and designed to solve those problems. In broad terms, engineering can be divided into four main categories – chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

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