Civil Engineering Technology Course Descriptions

CIVT 3101K. Surveying (4 Credits)

A comprehensive study of taping, leveling, angle and direction measurements; theodolites; traverse measurements; computation of coordinates, areas and volumes; topographic surveying; contouring; tacheometry, EDMIs and Total Stations; route surveying; simple an d transition horizontal and vertical curves; triangulation; introduction to aerial surveying and photogrammetric methods; introduction to GPS and GIS; use and care of instruments; computer applications. (3-4-5)
Prerequisite: MATH 1113

CIVT 3201K. Civil Engineering Materials (3 Credits)

A comprehensive study of the physical, mechanical, and other important properties of materials; fabrication or method of manufacturer; durability and long-term performance; specifications and standards; lab oratory testing procedure; application or methods of use of various civil construction materials which include aggregates, concrete, cementitious materials, masonry, wood, bituminous, iron, and steel.(2-2-3)
Prerequisite: MATH 1113;CHEM 1211

CIVT 3211. Construction Estimating and Management (3 Credits)

Construction planning and management; contracting - types, methods, documents; specifications, mathematical techniques of construction cost estimating; preparation and submission of bid; construction schedulin g - CPM; project administration - financial, personnel, claims and disputes, change orders, safety; computer applications.(3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CIVT 3201K

CIVT 3301K. Fluid Mechanics(4 Credits)

Elements of fluid mechanics; pressure measurement; hydrostatics; forces on submerged plane and curved surfaces; buoyancy; fluids in motion; hydraulic and energy gradients; forces exerted by jets on flat plates and curved vanes; orifices, notches and weirs; flow in pipes; simple pipe networks; o p en channel flow; pumps. Hydrologic cycle; precipitation data analysis; hydraulics of groundwater flow; equilibrium and non-equilibrium conditions; groundwater exploration; Surface runoff; hydrographs; reservoir storage; flood routing; hydrological foreca sting.; computer applications. (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: (ENGT 3101 OR ENGR 2201) and MATH 2111

CIVT 3401K. Highway & Transportation Engineering (4 Credits)

A study of several transportation modes. Emphasis will be placed on the linkage of these modes for the effective and economi c movement of people, materials, and equipment. It will also include the fundamentals of highway design, layout, foundations and pavements; grade intersections and separations; highway cross-sections; traffic and safety requirements. (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: CIVT 3101K, CIVT 3201K, MATH 2111, and (ENGT 2111K or ENGR 2770)

CIVT 3501K Civil Engineering Computing Practices(3 Credits)


A study of civil engineering software applications utilizing latest software packages. Emphasis will be on software that is used in local industry and the department of transportation. Course content will vary based on software packages used in the class. (2-2-3).

Prerequisites: Junior Standing or Consent of Instructor

CIVT 3601K. Soil Mechanics & Foundation Design (4 Credits)

A study of engineering properties of soil as a construction material and foundation for buildings. Topics include the soil classifications, Atterberg limits, shear strength, consolidations and settlement. This knowledge is then applied to the design of various type of foundations such as spread footings, piles, earth retaining structures and substructure elements. (3-2-4)
Prerequisite: CIVT 3201K; ENGT 3601

CIVT 3701. Structural Analysis. (4 credits)

A comprehensive study of the behavior response of various structural forms that are employed, and an enumeration of the various loading conditions that a structure must support. Emphasis will be p laced on the fundamentals and matrix method of structural analysis of simple and complex structural systems including trusses, beams, frames, arches, cable structures, and influence lines. It will also cover an introduction to the theory of statically in determinate structures. (4-0-4)
Prerequisite: ENGT 3601

CIVT 4101K. Steel Design I (4 Credits)

A study of structural design procedures of structural elements utilizing latest design methods according to building and design codes. Emphasis will be on the integration of designing steel structures from conception to working drawings. Course content includes identification and calculation of various loads, structural framing, designing of trusses, joists, beams, columns, and simple connections. (3-2-4)
Prerequisites: CIVT 3701, and (ENGT 2101K or ENGR 2770)

CIVT 4111K. Reinforced Concrete Design (4 Credits)

A study of the fundamentals of reinforced concrete design. Emphasis will be on the principles and practices inv olved in the structural components designing of reinforced concrete utilizing latest design methods in accordance with the ACI-codes. Course content includes designing of rectangular and T beams, one-way slabs, columns, footings, and retaining walls. (3-2-4)
Prerequisites:: CIVT 3701, and (ENGT 2101K or ENGR 2770)

CIVT 4201K. Environmental Engineering I(4 Credits)

Basic concepts of environmental interrelationships; principles of environmental chemistry, microbiology, ecology and health; water quality parameters, water treatment processes; wastewater treatment processes; sludge treatment and disposal; industrial waste waters; Design of water, wastewater and sludge treatment units; Water distribution and wastewater collection systems; design principles.; computer applications. (3-2-4)
Prerequisites: CIVT 3311

CIVT 4211. Environmental Engineering II (3 Credits)

Water pollution; point and diffuse sources; river pollution and oxygen sag curve analysis; groundwater pollution analysis; eutrop hication of lakes; coastal pollution; Solid wastes management - collection, storage and transport; processing and transformation; incineration, composting, sanitary land filling; recycling; Hazardous waste management - types; RCRA, CERCLA and others; trea tment and disposal methods; Air pollution: air pollutants and interaction products; preventive and control measures. (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CIVT 4201K

 

CIVT 4350. Civil and Environmental Systems Engineering (3 Credits)

Introduction to application of systems approach and modeling techniques to problems in civil and environmental engineering.(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: CIVT 3211, ENGT 3701

ENGT Senior Project (3 Credits)

The senior design course is three semester hour credits. Students are divided into several teams based on their interest (Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental or Highway). Each team will form a company and write a proposal to the instructor in their area of interest. Once the proposal is approved by the instructor, students are set to do the technical design of the project. Each team is required to present their project orally as well as submit documents to support their design work. Students are evaluated by a team that consists of instructors as well as engineers from the industrial advisory board. (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: CIVT 4211K; CIVT 4111K; CIVT 4101K; CIVT 3601K; or CIVT 3401K