This course introduces students to a wide variety of topics related to the civil engineering field. It includes historical and contemporary engineering applications. Students investigate a variety of testing, evaluation, and classifications of methods and materials. The course covers the analysis and interpretation of topographic maps and aerial photographs.
This course introduces students to the principles of environmental engineering, including water quality, atmospheric quality, pollution prevention, solid and hazardous wastes engineering, and waste management systems.
Students become familiar with the materials and types of construction used for the various parts of buildings. The course covers building code requirements; steel, timber, and masonry construction; structures of the common forms; lift-slab and tilt-up construction; and developments in the building construction field.
This course is an introduction to the principles of geotechnical engineering. It covers the basics of rock and soil mechanics, including slope stability, hydraulic processes, and various natural hazards and the engineering controls needed to withstand these disasters.
Students learn about the law of contracts and its application to engineering projects. The course features specification writing and other problems in the general field of engineering law, responsibility to clients, the engineer as an expert witness, and professional ethics.
This course includes an interpretation of construction drawings and specifications. Students calculate material take-offs, quantity estimates, and costs of materials and labor in residential and commercial building projects.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of ArcGIS GIS software and general geographic information system concepts, including data editing, cartographic map production, and geospatial data analysis.
This course introduces basic computer-aided design 2-D drawing techniques using AutoCAD software. It includes drawing terminology, AutoCAD menus, text creation and editing, dimensioning, plotting and geometric construction, and file manipulation techniques. Students also learn model space and layout, viewports, polylines, multilines and splines, annotation with text, use of attributes for data storage, and extraction and xrefs.
Hands-on experience with Autodesk REVIT Structure software introduces students to the basic functions of building information modeling and REVIT concepts. Students concentrate on structural building components (grids, columns, beams, slabs, foundations) and produce construction documents from 3-D models.
Hands-on experience with Autodesk REVIT Structure software allows students to continue the work started in SCET 1130. Students concentrate on schedules, family components, production of construction documents, and rendering.
This course covers nearly all of the objects and commands needed to start using AutoCAD Civil 3-D. Students focus on tools designed specifically for civil engineers including utility, site, and roadway plans; profile; and section sheets.
Students study fundamental concepts of surveying, definitions, errors, computations, and field notes. The course covers theory and practice of measuring distance, measurement of different levels of elevation, use and care of leveling instruments, leveling methods, and field practice.
This course emphasizes fluid properties, hydrostatics, and fluid flow properties; flow through pipes and open channels; flow measurements; and basic theoretical and applied fluid mechanics.
This course is an introduction to land surveying transits and theodolites, surveys with transit and tape, survey traverse, determination of azimuths and bearings, coordinate geometry, and surveying course computations. It covers mathematics applications in daily surveying duties.
This course introduces the topics of topographic mapping and route location, understanding design data and drawing, and using complex design information to create field data for construction staking. Students learn global positioning system basics, concepts, and applications. The course also covers land division types and ethics in business and surveying.
This course focuses on the basic principles of statics, free body diagrams, equilibrium, force systems, and friction.
This course is an introduction to the strength of materials. It includes engineering materials and their properties, stress, and deformation.
This course continues the study of strength of materials. It includes elementary structural analysis (e.g., timber and steel structures), shear and moment diagrams, deflections, beam analysis, and elementary design problems.
Students participating in internships are expected to work under the supervision of qualified engineers in areas related to their training in civil engineering. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.