CVEN - Civil Engineering (CVEN)

CVEN 207 Introduction to the Civil Engineering Profession

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Introduction to the study and practice of civil engineering; specialized subdisciplines of civil engineering; professionalism and professional registration; engineering ethics; exercises in engineering technical communications.
Prerequisite: ENGL 104.

CVEN 221 Engineering Mechanics: Statics

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

General principles of mechanics; concurrent force systems; statics of particles; equivalent force/moment systems; centroids and center of gravity; equilibrium of rigid bodies; trusses, frames, and machines; internal forces in structural members; friction; second moments of areas.
Prerequisites: MATH 251 or MATH 253 or registration therein; PHYS 218; admitted to major degree sequence in civil engineering.

CVEN 250 Introduction to Graphics and Visualization Applications in Civil Engineering Design

Credits 2. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Graphical communication in the civil engineering design process; introduction to industry standard software; construction documents and contract drawings in civil engineering applications; data analysis; introduction to project visualization.

CVEN 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of civil engineering. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

CVEN 301 Environmental Engineering

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Water quality; material balances; chemical, physical and biological processes; water quality modeling; water and wastewater treatment; air quality; solid and hazardous waste management.
Prerequisites: CHEM 107; CVEN 302 or registration therein; MATH 308 or registration therein.

CVEN 302 Computer Applications in Engineering and Construction

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Application of computers to solution of civil engineering problems using various numerical methods; structured computer programming; mathematical modeling and error analysis; solution of algebraic and differential equations; numerical differentiation and integration; curve-fitting; root-finding.
Prerequisites: ENGR 112; MATH 308 or registration therein; admitted to major degree sequence in civil engineering.

CVEN 303 Civil Engineering Measurement

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Introduction to geodetic positions, datums, map projections; theory of civil engineering measurements and errors applied to horizontal and vertical control, curves, earthwork and mapping using state-of-the-art technology for data capture; processing and presentation of result.
Prerequisite: MATH 151; admitted to major degree sequence in civil engineering.

CVEN 305 Mechanics of Materials

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Applications of conservation principles and stress/deformation relationships for continuous media to structural members; axially loaded members; thin-walled pressure vessels; torsional and flexural members; shear; moment; deflection of members; combined loadings; stability of columns; nonsymmetrical bending, shear center; indeterminate members; elastic foundations.
Prerequisite: CVEN 221.

CVEN 306 Materials Engineering for Civil Engineers

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to scientific concepts of civil engineering materials; relationship between macroscopic material properties and response and microscopic properties; physical, mechanical, surface, fracture, and rheological properties of civil engineering materials including metals, composites, and polymers.
Prerequisites: CHEM 107, PHYS 208, CVEN 221; MATH 308 or registration therein; CVEN 305 or registration therein.

CVEN 307 Transportation Engineering

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Fundamental principles and methods in planning, design, and operation of transportation systems; driver and vehicle performance capabilities; highway geometric and pavement design principles; traffic analysis and transportation planning.
Prerequisite: CVEN 302 or registration therein.

CVEN 311 Fluid Dynamics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Fluid properties; statics; kinematics; basic conservation principles of continuity, energy and momentum; similitude and hydraulic models; incompressible flow in pipes; fluid dynamic drag.
Prerequisites: MATH 251 and CVEN 221; CVEN 302 or registration therein.

CVEN 315 Sensor Technology for the Built Environment

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Fundamentals of sensor technology including laboratory safety, error analysis, statistical analysis, electric circuits, data acquisition, signal conditioning, signal analysis, strain gages, laser technology, image acquisition and analysis, fiber optic sensors, wireless sensors; its applications in civil engineering; and hands-on demonstrations relevant to the natural and built environment.
Prerequisites: CVEN 302, junior or senior classification, or approval of instructor.

CVEN 322 Civil Engineering Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Economic analysis and evaluation of engineering projects; application of systems analysis to civil engineering design; systems synthesis and optimization techniques; assignments apply engineering economics, statistical methods and optimization techniques to civil engineering problems.
Prerequisite: STAT 211 or registration therein; CVEN 302 or registration therein; admitted to major degree sequence in civil engineering.

CVEN 336 Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Credit 1. 2 Lab Hours.

Introduction to laboratory techniques; calibration principles, reports and fluid measurements; determination of fluid properties; visualization of types of flow; experiments in closed conduit flow of air, water and oil; fluid drag and turbomachinery tests; open channel and gravity wave demonstrations.
Prerequisites: CVEN 311 or registration therein. Enrollment in MASE major degree sequence. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

CVEN 339 Water Resources Engineering

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Quantitative hydrology, precipitation, hydrograph analysis, reservoir and stream routing; groundwater, Darcy equation, well equation, well design; probability concepts in design; water law; dams; reservoirs; spillways; open channel and pipe network hydraulics; pumps; urban stormwater drainage; flood damage mitigation.
Prerequisite: CVEN 311.

CVEN 342 Materials of Construction

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Physical and mechanical properties of construction materials; portland cement concrete, bituminous materials, wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, glass, plastics and masonry units; proportioning of concrete mixtures including admixtures.
Prerequisites: CVEN 302 or registration therein; CVEN 305 and CVEN 306; ENGL 203, ENGL 210, ENGL 241 or ENGL 301.

CVEN 343 Portland Cement Concrete Materials for Civil Engineers

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Physical and chemical characteristics of Portland cement concrete systems; constituent materials; mixture proportioning; fresh concrete characteristics; hardened concrete properties; durability characteristics; and concrete construction methods.
Prerequisites: CVEN 302 or registration therein; CVEN 305 and CVEN 306; ENGL 203, ENGL 210, ENGL 241 or ENGL 301.

CVEN 345 Theory of Structures

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Structural engineering--functions of structure, design loads, reactions and force systems; analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses and arches; energy methods of determining deflections of structures; influence lines and criteria for moving loads; analysis of statically indeterminate structures including continuous beams and frames.
Prerequisites: CVEN 302 or registration therein; CVEN 305.

CVEN 349 Civil Engineering Project Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic elements of management of civil engineering projects; roles of all participants in the process--owners, designers, contractors and suppliers; emphasis on contractual aspect of the process--project estimating, planning and controls.
Prerequisite: CVEN 302 or registration therein; CVEN 322 or CVEN 422.

CVEN 363 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Application of first principles to model dynamic particles and rigid body systems with ordinary differential equations; solutions to models using analytical and numerical approaches; interpreting solutions/performance measures; linear vibrations; modeling of civil engineering systems and evaluating dynamic response to natural hazards.
Prerequisites: CVEN 302, CVEN 305 and MATH 308.

CVEN 365 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Physical properties of soils, classification systems, soil exploration, permeability, consolidation, compaction, and shear strength; laboratory tests conducted to determine the physical and engineering soil properties needed for application in geotechnical engineering design.
Prerequisites: CVEN 302 or registration therein; CVEN 305; ENGL 203, ENGL 210, ENGL 241 or ENGL 301.

CVEN 399 Mid-Curriculum Professional Development

Credits 0. 0 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours. 0 Other Hours.

No Credit. Participation in an approved high-impact learning practice; reflection on professional outcomes from civil engineering body of knowledge; documentation of experience appropriate to eventual professional licensure; self-assessment of learning at mid-curriculum point.
Prerequisites: CVEN 207, CVEN 250, CVEN 303, CVEN 306, CVEN 311, CVEN 322, CVEN 345 and CVEN 363.

CVEN 400 Design Problems in Civil Engineering

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Applications of civil engineering principles to the design and preparation of the plans and specifications of civil engineering projects.
Prerequisites: CVEN 303, CVEN 322, CVEN 345 and CVEN 399; senior classification; or approval of instructor.

CVEN 402 Engineered Environmental Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Unit operations and processes in environmental engineering; physical, chemical and biological treatment of water and wastewater; treatment system analysis and design.
Prerequisite: CVEN 301.

CVEN 403 Applied Civil Engineering Surveying

Credits 2. 6 Lab Hours.

Application of land surveying principles; topographic surveying, boundary surveying, and construction staking through field exercises using state-of-the-art equipment and data capture/analysis techniques; preparation of topographic and boundary maps with related documents; presentation of results.
Prerequisites: CVEN 303; junior or senior classification.

CVEN 405 Construction Management of Field Operations

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Effects of industrialization on construction methods and resultant construction management problems.
Prerequisite: CVEN 349.

CVEN 406 Environmental Protection and Public Health

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Communicable and noncommunicable diseases; environmental risk assessment; environmental assessments; comprehensive environmental planning; small water and wastewater systems; solid waste management; hazardous spills and waste management; vector control; environmental administration.
Prerequisite: CVEN 301 or approval of instructor.

CVEN 413 Natural Environmental Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Water quality assessment of natural environmental systems; development and calibration of models to describe fate and transport of contaminants in aquatic systems; application of models to design of water quality control facilities.
Prerequisite: CVEN 301.

CVEN 417 Bituminous Materials

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Origin, production, specifications and tests of bituminous materials and paving mixtures used in construction and maintenance of roads and pavements, pavement surface properties, pavement distress and correction alternatives.
Prerequisites: Senior classification in engineering; CVEN 342 or CVEN 343 or approval of instructor.

CVEN 418 Highway Materials and Pavement Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theory and practice in pavement design; pavement performance; structural design of pavement layers; types of materials used in pavement layers; characterization of pavement layer materials; introduction to pavement management concepts.
Prerequisites: CVEN 307; CVEN 342 or CVEN 343.

CVEN 423 Geomatics for Civil Engineering

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Use of GIS, GPS, Survey and Remotely-sensed data integrated with predictive models for infrastructure management systems.
Prerequisite: CVEN 303 or approval of instructor.

CVEN 424 Civil Engineering Professional Practice

Credits 2. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

Professional practice issues; current civil engineering issues that impact design, construction, and operation of the civil engineer facilities; developing engineering solutions that better serve society; business and public policy concerns; life-long learning; problem solving; professional licensure.
Prerequisites: CVEN 322 and CVEN 399; senior classification in civil engineering.

CVEN 435 Geotechnical Engineering Design

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A design course covering prediction of settlement, analysis of the stability of slopes, prediction of bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations and determination of earth pressures acting on retaining structures; a general course in geotechnical engineering design for undergraduates and for graduate students not primarily interested in the geotechnical field, but desiring additional study beyond the introductory undergraduate level.
Prerequisite: CVEN 365.

CVEN 436 Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Examination of geotechnical problems through the use of case studies associated with foundations, waste disposal, slope stability, retaining structures, soil improvement and other civil engineering works.
Prerequisite: CVEN 365.

CVEN 444 Structural Concrete Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Behavior, design, and detailing of reinforced concrete structural members according to the ACI Building Code Requirements; design for ultimate limit states (flexible, shear, and axial loads) and serviceability requirements (cracking and deflection); applications include continuous beams and moment frames.
Prerequisites: CVEN 345; CVEN 342 or CVEN 343 or registration therein.

CVEN 445 Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Analysis of framed structures using linear algebra concepts; matrix algebra and solution of linear algebraic equations; energy principles and virtual work; stiffness; coordinate transformations; use of commercial software for structural analysis.
Prerequisites: CVEN 345 and CVEN 363.

CVEN 446 Structural Steel Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Design of structural steel elements found in building structures, including tension members, compression members, beams, beam-columns and base plates; design of bolted and welded simple connections; design of bolted eccentric connections; design of bolted and welded partially and fully restrained connections.
Prerequisite: CVEN 345.

CVEN 450 AutoCAD in Civil Engineering

Credit 1. 3 Lab Hours.

CVEN 450. AutoCAD in Civil Engineering. Review and application of basic commands and operations in AutoCAD; overview of civil engineering design projects and land surveying; use of AutoCAD Civil 3D or proprietary packages for reduction of land surveying data.
Prerequisites: CVEN 250 or ENDG 105; junior or senior classification.

CVEN 451 Public Works Engineering

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Public works engineering; service demand estimates; water, wastewater and solid waste collection systems; urban drainage; code enforcement and public decision making.
Prerequisites: CVEN 301 and CVEN 339.

CVEN 454 Urban Planning for Engineers

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Urban planning from an engineering point of view; determinants of land use patterns, planning data collection and analysis; location and design requirements for various land uses; interrelationship of transportation and land use; and methods of plan development.
Prerequisite: CVEN 307.

CVEN 455 Urban Stormwater Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Hydrologic, hydraulic, and general civil engineering design and implementation of stormwater systems including drainage and detention storage facilities, floodplain regulation measures, and flood control structures; stormwater aspects of land development and public works engineering; flood hydrology and hydraulics; institutional aspects of urban stormwater management.
Prerequisite: CVEN 339 or approval of instructor.

CVEN 456 Highway Design

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Theory and practice in highway design; highway classification and design criteria, location studies, design of vertical and horizontal alignment, cross section, pavement, intersections and highway drainage elements.
Prerequisites: CVEN 307 and CVEN 399; senior classification; or approval of instructor.

CVEN 457 Urban Traffic Facilities

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Driver, vehicle and roadway characteristics related to design and operation of traffic facilities; selection and design of traffic control devices and information systems for streets and highways; accident analysis and tort liability related to traffic engineering.
Prerequisite: CVEN 307.

CVEN 458 Hydraulic Engineering of Water Distribution Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Pressure conduit hydraulics; design, modeling, and analysis of water conveyance and distribution systems including pipelines, pipe networks, and pumps.
Prerequisite: CVEN 339 or approval of instructor.

CVEN 462 Engineering Hydrogeology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Groundwater in the hydrologic cycle; aquifer properties; well hydraulics, testing, and design; groundwater quality; and groundwater management and sustainability.
Prerequisites: CVEN 311; CVEN 301 or CVEN 339; junior or senior classification; or approval of instructor.

CVEN 463 Engineering Hydrology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Occurrence, distribution and properties of natural waters of the earth; measurement and engineering analysis of hydrologic phenomena including precipitation, streamflow and groundwater, hydrologic design of water resources development and management projects.
Prerequisite: CVEN 339.

CVEN 473 Engineering Project Estimating and Planning

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Application of cost estimating and planning techniques for civil engineering projects; introduction to labor, materials and equipment costing; productivity analysis; indirect and general overhead costs; preparation of approximate and definitive estimates; and integration of time/cost relationships through critical path method and resource leveling.
Prerequisites: CVEN 349; senior classification.

CVEN 483 Analysis and Design of Structures

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Overall procedure of analysis and design including functions, loads, layouts of force systems; analysis, specifications, cost comparisons, and maintenance as applied to typical building structures.
Prerequisites: CVEN 365 or concurrent enrollment; CVEN 399, CVEN 444 and CVEN 446; senior classification; or approval of instructor.

CVEN 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours.

Research and design problems of limited scope approved on an individual basis intended to promote independent study; results of study presented in writing.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

CVEN 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 0 to 4 Lecture Hours. 0 to 4 Lab Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of civil engineering. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

CVEN 491 Research

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty members in civil engineering. May be repeated 2 times for credit.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.