Civil Engineering (CE)


CE 188 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.

CE 211 Surveying 3 Cr.

A course in the theory and practice of plane surveying. Horizontal and vertical control, design of circular and parabolic curves, tachometry, construction surveys and earthwork quantities are covered in lecture. Fieldwork presents the practical applications of lecture material with the use of transits, tapes, levels, electronic distance measuring devices and theodolites. Classroom 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: MA 107.

CE 214 Site Development and Engineering 4 Cr.

A course that teaches the tasks and considerations involved in environmentally sound land development. Road design and it's interaction with development sites will be presented. Other topics covered include contours, drainage utilities, cut and fill, and aesthetic considerations. Codes and legal requirements will also be covered. CADD (Computer Aided Drawing and Design) software specific to Civil Engineering work will be introduced and employed extensively on student projects. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 211.

CE 220 Introduction to Environmental Technology 4 Cr.

A study of the fundamentals of environmental control technology. The course covers the topics of air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, and radioactive wastes. Noise pollution and control are also covered. The generation and treatment of wastes along with their effects on the environment are included in the course. The laboratory includes the basic methods of measuring pollution. Three Credits: Classroom 3 hours. Four Credits Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: CH 103; not open to engineering majors.

CE 264 Specifications and Estimating 1 Cr.

A laboratory in plan reading, quantity analysis and cost estimating of Civil Engineering projects. Students will be exposed to standard formats for specifications and estimating. Students will write sample specifications and will gain experience in construction estimation. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 211, or concurrent enrollment.

CE 288 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.

CE 299 Special Topics 1-4 Cr.

Selected topics in Civil Engineering.

CE 321 Materials Laboratory 1 Cr.

A laboratory course in the application of basic mechanics of materials principles to cement, aggregate, concrete, steel and wood. Operation of various types of testing machines and gauges. Tests of tension, compression, flexure, torsion, impact, shear, hardness and fatigue. Laboratory observations, analysis, interpretation and reports. Classroom 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: EG 301, or concurrent enrollment; or CE 351, or concurrent enrollment.

CE 322 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1 Cr.

A laboratory course in which the principles of fluid mechanics are applied to civil engineering problems. The design and implementation of a laboratory research study, the analysis of data, the presentation of results, and the development of engineering conclusions are integral parts of this course. Lab topics include hydrostatics, pipeflow, open channel flow, flow measurement, and resistance to flow. Classroom 1 hour, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: EG 303, or concurrent enrollment.

CE 328 Soil Mechanics 4 Cr.

An introduction to the engineering properties of soil: soil classification; soil structure and mineralogy; water flow through soils; compressibility and consolidation; shear strength. Laboratory testing of soils and soil exploration. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: EG 301.

CE 332 Engineering Hydrology 3 Cr.

A study of the location, movement, and distribution of the waters of the earth for practical applications to society. This course includes the study of the engineering aspects of precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, steamflow and flood and drought prediction. The application of hydrological statistics and computer applications are stressed. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: EG 303.

CE 336 Introduction to Transportation Engineering 3 Cr.

An introduction to different modes of transportation with emphasis on roadway and traffic engineering. Topics include transportation planning, highway geometric and pavement design, drainage, construction, traffic-control devices, traffic operations and management, and highway capacity analysis. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisites: CE 211.

CE 348 Structural Analysis 1-3 Cr.

A course on the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, frames and trusses. Topics include loads to buildings, shear and moment diagrams, influence lines and classical methods of analysis. Computer applications are introduced using a general frame analysis program. The use of analysis in the overall design process is stressed using a semester-long project. 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours. Prerequisite: EG 301.

CE 351 Statics and Mechanics of Materials 4 Cr.

A study of elementary, primarily two-dimensional engineering mechanics. Fundamental concepts and basic laws of statics, force systems, structures, and support reactions for loading patterns. Stress-strain relationships to forces: concepts and applications. Consideration of engineering materials and their suitability in various structures and mechanisms. Classroom 4 hours. Prerequisites: MA 107, PS 201; not open to Civil Engineering majors.

CE 388 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.

CE 419 Foundation Engineering 3 Cr.

A course on the use of soil properties to determine bearing capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations. Design of earth and earth supporting structures. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 328.

CE 421 Environmental Engineering 4 Cr.

This course covers the basics of air, water, waste and noise pollution in the context of quality, control and treatment design using sustainable engineering practices. New and emerging contaminants as well as their impact on the environment will be covered along with a primer on risk assessment and other contemporary environmental engineering issues. Classroom 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: EG 303, CH 104; or concurrent enrollment in each.

CE 422 Waste and Water Treatment 3 Cr.

A study of physical, chemical and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment. The course emphasizes the evaluation of unit processes and the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 421.

CE 432 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering 3 Cr.

A course on the state-of-the-art techniques for disposal of solid and hazardous waste material. Aspects covered will be system design, public health protection, and environmental protection. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisites: CH 104; junior status or higher; majors in engineering or science.

CE 441 Transportation Engineering 3 Cr.

The planning, design, and construction of transportation systems to meet the mobility requirements of society while considering economic, environmental, and societal constraints. System maintenance and administration are also included. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 211 or permission of the instructor.

CE 442 Design of Steel Structures 3 Cr.

An introduction to the design of metal structures using the LRFD-AISC code as the basis. Topics include design of tension, compression and bending members; bolted and welded connections. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 348.

CE 444 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 Cr.

An introduction to the design of reinforced concrete members under bending, shear and axial loading according to ACI 318R code requirements. Topics also include one-way slabs, footings and retaining walls and an introduction to pre-stressed concrete. Use of the computer as a design tool is introduced. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 348.

CE 446 Soils in Construction 4 Cr.

This is the first course in geotechnical engineering, one of the sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering. Its purpose is to impart knowledge of the engineering properties and behavior of soils that are used for construction of foundations and earth structures. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or higher; not open to Civil Engineering majors.

CE 450 Air Pollution Control 3,4 Cr.

A course presenting sources of air pollution and the effect on the environment, the measurement of air pollutants, modeling of air pollutant dispersion, and design of control measures. Use of manual monitoring techniques and physical and chemical fundamentals to measure air quality. Course may be taken for three credits without the lab. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours when taken for 4 credits. Prerequisite: EG 206.

CE 451 Air Pollution Control Equipment Design 3 Cr.

This course builds on and amplifies material studied in CE 450. Properties of air pollutant emissions and thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer principles are utilized to design air pollution control equipment. Several major design projects are undertaken by student teams; interim and final design reports are required. In addition, a module on air quality modeling is included. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: CE 450.

CE 452 Introduction to Air Pollution Control 3 Cr.

A course presenting sources of air pollution and the effect on the environment, the measurement of air pollutants, modeling of air pollutant dispersion, and design of control measures. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: EG 206.

CE 457 Wood, Steel, and Concrete Structures 4 Cr.

This course builds directly on the material learned in CE 351 and is specifically directed to the study of the response of structural systems to various loadings. Gravity and lateral loads as well as load combinations on a structure are developed using appropriate building codes. The response of the structural system to imposed loading is studied by classical and computer analysis techniques. This course introduces the students to applications - the design of simple structures of wood, steel, concrete and other materials that meet the appropriate building code. Classroom 4 hours. Prerequisite: CE 351; not open to Civil Engineering majors.

CE 458 Structural Issues for Construction 3 Cr.

This course is intended to introduce the students to structural building applications, and to develop knowledge and comprehension of structural design of steel, wood, concrete, and masonry. Particular attention will be given to concrete members, concrete form design requirements, steel connections, failure modes of the member types and materials. Detailed construction issues with each material will be emphasized. Each of the principal member types, beam and column as well as connections, will be studied and members designed to meet the appropriate code. 1 lecture hour and 4 lab hours. Prerequisites: CE 455 or CE 457; not open to Civil Engineering majors.

CE 460 Construction Management 3 Cr.

A course on the organization, scheduling and management of the construction project utilizing CPM and PERT. Survey of management functions by which construction is authorized, purchased, supervised, accomplished, inspected and accepted, including labor management relations and site design. Classroom 3 hours. Prerequisite: MA 107 or 108 or 121 or 122, and CE 264.

CE 479 Senior Design Project I 3 Cr.

This course is the first in the two semester civil engineering capstone design project sequence. Each student will work with a mentor and together will define and analyze a project so that an efficient design can be completed. The project scope and design criteria will be developed, the tasks required to complete the project will be identified and scheduled, data collected and preliminary design proposals will be developed. The design process involves exploring alternate solutions and optimization of the design based upon project criteria and constraints such as economic, political and social factors. The course required nine hours per week of directed reading, data collection, research, calculation and experimentation. All of this will be presented orally and in written form in a project proposal. Prerequisite: CE 460 (Fall).

CE 480 Senior Design Project II 3 Cr.

This course is the second in the two semester civil engineering capstone design project sequence. This course builds on and integrates the engineering concepts developed in prior course work into the complete design of a major civil engineering project. The course will require a written and oral presentation of the complete design to include, where appropriate, plans and specifications. Prerequisites: CE 328, CE 348, CE 421 and CE 479 or departmental approval.

CE 488 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.

CE 490 Advanced Topics 4 Cr.

A course that provides instruction in an area of the instructor's special competence and student interests. Advanced topics would be presented in such areas as air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, and nuclear radiation. Prerequisite: senior standing. (Occasionally).