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CVE Courses
CVE 305. Computer Applications in Civil Engineering (3-0-3)
Co-requisite: MAT 293.
An introduction to algorithmic and numerical solutions of civil and environmental engineering problems. Integration of design, data management, computer programming and problem-solving skills with computer tools and techniques. Topics include system analysis, optimization, database management, and computer programming. (Occasionally)
CVE 310. Water and Wastewater Treatment Design (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EVE 290.
An introduction to water quality objectives and the chemical, physical, and biological processes necessary for designing and managing modern drinking water and wastewater treatment plants. The principles of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, solids handling, disinfection, and advanced treatment processes are presented. (Every year)
CVE 320. Structural Analysis (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EGR 232.
Analysis of statically determined structures: reactions, shear, and moment; truss analysis; deflection; influence lines and moving loads. (Every year)
CVE 320L. Structures Lab (0-3-1)
Co-requisite: CVE 320.
An introduction to the concepts, techniques, and devices used to measure engineering properties of materials. An emphasis on measurement of load-deformation characteristics and failure modes of both natural and fabricated materials. Weekly experiments include data collection, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation of results. Lab fee. (Every year)
CVE 322. Engineering Measurement and Computer Modeling (3-3-4)
The introduction of the theory of civil engineering measurement as applied to surveying, including horizontal and vertical control, curves, earthwork, and mapping. In addition, students will learn the basic concepts of geographic information systems, the methods and software used to implement them, and their applications to surveying and analysis of other surveying problems. Lab fee. (Every year)
CVE 325. Civil Engineering Materials (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: C or better in EGR 232.
The course applies mechanics of materials principles to examine the fundamental behavior of concrete, masonry, wood, asphalt, steel and other metals. The composition and fabrication of the materials will be discussed in class while physical and mechanical characteristics of the materials will be measured in the laboratory. (Every other year)
CVE 325L. Civil Engineering Materials Lab (0-3-1)
Co-requisite: C or better in EGC 232.
The course applies mechanics of materials principles to examine the fundamental behavior of concrete, masonry, wood, asphalt, and metals. The physical and mechanical characteristics of the materials will be measured in the laboratory through hands-on experiments. (Every other year)
CVE 345. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EGR 232.
Co-requisite: CVE 345L.
An introduction to the theoretical and empirical principles of Geotechnical Engineering (soil/rock mechanics). Topics include geological formations of natural soils, soil sampling, classification, influence of water, effective stress estimation, shear strength, stress-strain relationships and the estimation of settlement. (Every year)
CVE 345L. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Lab (0-3-1)
Co-requisite: CVE 345.
Introduction to the basic behaviors of soils and the methods used in engineering practice for measuring and describing soil behaviors. Lab fee. (Every year)
CVE 410. Transportation Engineering and Planning (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: EGR 232, EGR 236, EGR 252.
This course offers an introduction to transportation engineering, including the characteristics of transportation modes, interaction between modes, facility design consideration, planning of transportation systems, economics, public policy, implementation and management. (Every year)
CVE 421. Basic Structural Design (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CVE 420.
Loads; design of principal components – beams, columns and simple connections – of steel and reinforced concrete structures. Design projects. (Occasionally)
CVE 422. Design of Steel Structures (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CVE 320.
This course uses the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Strength Design (ASD) philosophies to design steel members for tension, compression, bending, shear and combined effects of axial forces and bending moments. The course also includes design of simple connections and an understanding of the three options for performing lateral stability analysis of steel structures. The course culminates with an end of term design project. (Occasionally)
CVE 423. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CVE 420.
This course uses the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) philosophy to design reinforced concrete members for tension, compression, bending, shear and combined effects of axial forces and bending moments. The course also includes concrete foundation design and detailing requirements for concrete construction. The course culminates with an end of term design project. (Occasionally)
CVE 425. Construction Management (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: Engineering major junior or senior or consent of instructor.
This course provides an introduction to the construction industry and management of construction projects. Project delivery methods, scheduling, construction documents and drawings, construction labor, construction equipment, earthwork construction, OSHA construction regulations and safety are covered. (Occasionally)
CVE 446. Highway Geometric Design (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: CVE 310, CVE 322
Principles and procedures for the geometric design of highways with consideration of traffic, safety, land use, and aesthetic factors. It will also involve extensive use of AutoCAD Civil 3D software. (Occasionally)
CVE 447. Traffic Engineering (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: EGR 252, CVE 310, CVE 322
Characteristics and theories of traffic problems, including the design of the traffic control systems, etc. Synchro and HCS may be in a class project to demonstrate the application in real-world problems. (Occasionally)
CVE 445. Foundations (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: CVE 345.
The course applies engineering mechanics and soil mechanics principles to the provision of safe designs for foundations of bridges, buildings, towers and other structures. This course covers the analysis and design of shallow foundations, spread footings, mats, deep foundations, earth retaining structures and site exploration and characterization. It is a practical design course in foundation and geotechnical engineering. (Every year)
CVE 480. Introduction to Senior Design (0-1-0)
Co- or prerequisites: TCO 341 and CVE 345.
Course will provide guidance for the selection of team members and topic for the senior design project to be completed in CVE 487 and CVE 488. To successfully complete the course, a student must belong to a team (3 to 4 persons) and briefly outline the project goals to be implemented in CVE 487 and CVE 488. A seminar series will be conducted to facilitate student introduction to potential industrial clients and projects. Seminar attendance is required to obtain a satisfactory course grade. This course is graded S/U. (Every semester)
CVE 487. Engineering Design Exhibit I (0-6-2)
Prerequisite: CVE 480, TCO 341, CVE 345.
Must have completed all required 100- and 200-level engineering, mathematics, chemistry and physics courses. If approved by department chair and course instructor, a waiver may be granted for one of the CVE prefixed prerequisites, provided that the course to be waived does not provide content essential to the successful completion of the capstone project. No additional prerequisite waivers will be granted.
Multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial CVE content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral projects. Lab fee. (Every semester)
CVE 488. Engineering Design Exhibit II (0-6-2)
Prerequisite: CVE 487.
Continuation of CVE 487 multi-disciplinary design projects with substantial CVE content. Small groups design, build, and test realistic engineering systems under faculty supervision. Projects include safety, economic, environmental, and ethical considerations and require written and oral reports. Lab fee. (Every semester)
SPECIAL COURSES: CVE 491, 492, 493, 498, 499 for variable credit.
May be repeated for credit with approval of academic advisor and Chair of the Environmental and Civil Engineering Department.
CVE 491-492-493. Special Topics (1-6 hours)
CVE 498. Professional Seminar (1-6 hours)
CVE 499. Independent Study (1-6 hours)