CE 104. CE DRAWING
Engineering mechanical drawing and computer-aided drafting with applications to CE. Topics include mechanical drawing and computer-aided technical sketching and shape description, orthographics, isometrics, and dimensioning. Practical applications engineering CAD projects reinforce learning.
CE 105. INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING
An introduction to the civil engineering profession providing an overview of its history, specialty areas, responsibilities, and importance to the civilian infrastructure. Engineering computations, presentation of results, and elementary design projects are covered.
CE 121. SURVEYING
Surveying instruments, measurements of horizontal and vertical distances and direction, traverse computations, topographic mapping, and construction surveys.
CE 123. ENGINEERING CALCULATION TOOLS
The use of spreadsheets and MathCAD for calculus and civil engineering computations including root finding, solutions to systems of linear equations, optimization, statistics, numerical integration and differentiation, and error analysis. Corequisite: MA 123.
CE 206. SOLID MECHANICS
A study of the behavior of non-rigid bodies when subjected to external tension, compression, bending, torsional loads or a combination of these loads. Development of mathematical expressions that relate to external loads, member properties, and internal stresses, strains, and deflections. Includes elastic and plastic stress theory. Prerequisites: MA 124 and C or better in ME 201.
CE 208X. INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as pertinent to past and current practices along with future trends of the 21st Century. The usage of both GIS/GPS is growing exponentially and is applicable to all majors in civilian and military applications. Case histories and software exercises are used to introduce GIS/GPS and the global concepts therein. A variety of information types along with digital maps will be utilized to study historic aspects of American culture in conjunction with basic cultural patterns in other regions of the world. Digital GIS maps allow regional or global trends to be visualized, compared, measured, queried, and analyzed. CE 208X is offered as a Civilizations and Cultures (C&C) Course and is open to all majors. Civilizations and Cultures (X).
CE 214. CIVIL ENGINEERING METHODS WITH PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
Numerical methods applied to matrix manipulations and elimination techniques, and to linear programming. Review of probability and statistics to include discrete and continuous random variables, probability and cumulative density functions, central tendency, variability, skew, probability rules, and permutations and combinations. Application of probability distribution functions and confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, curve fitting including general linear least squares regression and linear regression, goodness of fits; and linear transforms, and interpolation to civil engineering practice. Computer spreadsheet applications. Prerequisite: CE 123.
CE 301. STRUCTURAL THEORY
Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Application of computers to structural analysis. Prerequisites: C or better in CE 206.
CE 302. CIVIL ENGINEERING DYNAMICS
Vector and scalar methods in kinematics, including absolute and relative motion of particles and rigid bodies; kinetics, with solutions of rigid bodies by the methods of force, mass and acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum. Analysis of single degree of freedom systems. Prerequisite: ME 201.
CE 307. PROPERTIES OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS
A study of mechanical properties of engineering materials with special emphasis on Portland cement concrete. Materials studied include wood, metals (steel and nonferrous metals), plastics, glass, clay, bituminous materials and Portland cement concrete. Materials testing, specifications, and design are examined through both classroom and laboratory work. Prerequisite: CE 206.
CE 309. FLUID MECHANICS
Elementary mechanics of fluids. Fluid properties; hydrostatics; fluid kinematics; equations of motion; energy equation; momentum principles; flow of liquids and gases in closed conduits; principles of dimensional analysis and dynamic similitude. Prerequisites: ME 124 and ME 201.
CE 310. SOIL MECHANICS
Origin, nature, and classification of soils; analysis and laboratory tests to determine the engineering and index properties of soils and their application to various design considerations. Prerequisite: C or better in CE 206.
CE 319. WATER RESOURCES LABORATORY
Laboratory experiments and statistical analysis of hydrological and hydraulic processes; analysis and design of water distribution systems. Prerequisites: CE 309 and CE 321. Writing Intensive (W)
CE 321. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Environmental engineering aspects of pollution control including a review of environmental chemistry; water/wastewater and industrial waste characteristics; air quality; pertinent environmental regulations; reactor engineering and wastewater treatment; municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant design; design of air pollution control technologies; and a review of risk assessment.
CE 322. WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING
Analysis of hydraulic problems associated with the design of civil engineering structures, analysis and design of public water supply systems, and related topics; occurrence and movement of surface water flow including open channel flow and runoff. Prerequisites: CE 309. Prerequisites: CE 309.
CE 327. REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN
Design of reinforced concrete members by ultimate strength methods. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE 301.
CE 333. TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING
An overview of highway transportation systems and their relationship to the growth of urban metropolitan areas. The course explores the basic characteristics of highway design and operation and the engineering analysis of highway projects. Prerequisite: CE 121.
CE 350. CIVIL ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Introduction of construction management principles for civil engineering projects including project organization and documentation, business organization and legal structure, scheduling (CPM and other) and tracking, cost estimating and cost control, bid preparation, contracts, claims and disputes, labor and OSHA, insurance, and engineering economics. Scheduling and cost estimating use specific applications software and spreadsheets.
CE 401. HYDROLOGY
Occurrence and movement of surface water including weather and climate; precipitation; evaporation, transpiration, and consumptive use; runoff; infiltration; streamflow; routing; hydrograph analysis; erosions and sedimentation; and urban hydrology. Probability applications to hydrologic data are emphasized. Requires use of spreadsheets and incorporates web-accessible analytical methods and hydrologic data from USGS, US Army Corps of Engineers, SCS, NOAA, and others. Prerequisite: CE 322.
CE 402. STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Advanced topics in solid mechanics used in fields of structural engineering and in general stress analysis; unsymmetrical bending, shear centers, curved beams, rings, torsion of noncircular cross sections, elastic stability, lateral buckling, and failure criteria. Prerequisites: a C or better in CE 301.
CE 403. FOUNDATIONS
Subsurface investigation and the determination of in-situ soil properties. Analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations. Determination of lateral earth pressures and the design of retaining structures. Prerequisite: CE 310.
CE 404. ADVANCED MECHANICS OF FLUIDS
General analytical relationships in three dimensions using vector analysis. Two-dimensional potential flow theory including the development of continuity, vorticity, irrotationality, stream function, velocity potential, and momentum and energy theorems. Prerequisite: CE 309 or permission of the instructor.
CE 405. WOOD ENGINEERING
This course will provide students with a basic understanding of the production and use of wood as a building material and teach students to analyze, design, and fabricate wood structural elements. The course includes coverage of dimensional lumber, manufactured lumber loads, heavy timber, and the appropriate connection methods. Lab classes are hands on exercises including such topics as sawmill operation, destructive testing of wooden connections, and timber frame fabrication. A semester design project integrates the various course topics into one overall exercise. Prerequisites: CE 301.
CE 408. HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
Occurrence and movement of groundwater in porous and fractured soils, and the transport and fate of contaminants released to these soils; design problems for dams, spillways, and gates; analysis of hydraulics problems associated with the design of civil engineering structures. Application of electronic computers. Prerequisite: CE 322.
CE 412. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY
Overview of basic physical, equilibrium, biological, and organic chemistry principles and applications for environmental engineering. Emphasis on chemical properties and reactions that influence the characteristics and treatment of wastes and chemically contaminated water, soil, and air.
CE 415. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING UNIT PROCESS DESIGN
Design and analysis of biological, physical, and chemical processes for treatment of liquid and solid municipal and industrial wastes. Design and analysis of air pollution control technologies. Practical applications are emphasized. Prerequisite: CE 321.
CE 423. STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN
Structural steel design: beams, columns, trusses, frames, and connections using design codes and specifications. Prerequisite: a C or better in CE 301.
CE 428. TOPICS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN
Analysis and design of structural systems in reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete, steel, aluminum, or timber. Computer applications. Prerequisite: a C or better in CE 301.
CE 429. ADVANCED STRUCTURAL THEORY
Analysis of structures by the matrix force and displacement methods. Use of digital computers in structural analysis. Prerequisite: a C or better in CE 301.
CE 436. TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND DESIGN
An overview of the highway transportation modeling process and the relationship of accessibility and urban development highway designs. A special emphasis is placed on intersection planning and design. Field data collecting methods are performed and microscopic transportation modeling packages are utilized to evaluate and analyze intersections. Prerequisite: CE 333.
CE 437. CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MANAGEMENT
Applications of civil engineering principles to realistic construction projects using a team approach. Topics include: earth moving operations, dewatering, rock excavation, concrete and asphalt production, concrete formwork design, heavy equipment production, trenchless technology, compressed air systems, construction planning, and safety. Prerequisite: CE 350.
CE 443. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
For cadets engaged in research projects under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of department head and faculty research adviser.
CE 448. CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN
Application of civil engineering principles to comprehensive engineering problems. Planning and design of realistic projects. Prerequisite: First class standing or permission of instructor.
CE 451. CIVIL ENGINEERING SEMINAR
Seminars on topics of professional interest. Prerequisite: First class standing or permission of instructor. Writing Intensive (W).
CE 270-279, CE 370-379, CE 470-479. TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
Special topics in civil engineering and related areas as suggested by members of the faculty or cadets. Subject and content announced before the semester begins. Not necessarily offered each year. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
CE 461. INDEPENDENT SUMMER RESEARCH
0—2—1 TO 0—6—3
Offered in the summer session to cadets engaged in research projects under faculty supervision. Credits may be substituted for appropriate civil engineering courses offered in the regular session. Prerequisites: Permission of department head and faculty research adviser.
GE 306. ENGINEERING GEOLOGY
Earth material properties and geological processes as they apply to the solution of engineering problems. Case histories, rich visual imagery, a field trip, and three hours of lab per week assist in fully developing this "Natural Science Elective." Prerequisite: Enrollment in civil engineering or permission of instructor.