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Jose Borrageros Lezama
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(787) 622-8000 ext. 356
e-mail:jborrage@pupr.edu

Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are responsible for providing the world’s infrastructure facilities, which are basic to the existence of modern society. These facilities can be large and complex, thus requiring the civil engineers to be broadly trained and able to deal with the latest technologies. The goal of the Civil Engineering Program at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is to develop in the students a professional knowledge of the technology needed to enter into these highly competitive fields, and to prepare the graduates to pursue a productive civil engineering career that is characterized by continued professional growth. The student develops the ability to apply pertinent knowledge to the practice of engineering design in the major discipline areas of civil engineering: Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Highway and Transportation Engineering, Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, and Construction Engineering. This engineering design experience is built upon the fundamental concepts of mathematics, basic sciences, engineering sciences, and the humanistic and social sciences. This will provide civil engineers a healthy self image, a well rounded knowledge of their role in society, the ability to communicate and to develop their creativity to apply engineering design with originality.

Mission

The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to prepare and motivate students from diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence through intellectual, humanistic, scientific and technological advancement on their way to becoming practicing professional civil engineers with a sense of social responsibility.

Objective

The graduates of the Civil Engineering Program will be able to:

  • Provide service to the industry and government of their communities in accordance with the standards and ethics of the profession.

  • Apply modern technologies and critical analysis throughout the planning, design, and construction processes.

  • Perform as effective leaders and team members, communicating comfortably in both Spanish and English.

  • Enhance their professional knowledge through a lifetime of continuing education and the active participation in professional associations.

Outcomes

The graduates of the Civil Engineering Program will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, probability and statistics, science, and engineering.

  • An ability to conduct laboratory experiments and to critically analyze and interpret data in a minimum of two of the following areas: structural, geotechnical, environmental, and transportation engineering.

  • Proficiency to analyze and design systems, components, or processes in a minimum of four of the following areas: structural, geotechnical, water resources and environmental, highway and transportation, and construction engineering.

  • An ability to work in teams and to interact with professionals of other disciplines.

  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve civil engineering problems.

  • A comprehension of professional practice issues and ethical principles.

  • An ability to communicate orally, in writing, and graphically in an effective way.

  • An ability to evaluate the impact that design alternatives will have on society.

  • An ability to learn independently and an awareness of the need to be engaged in continuing education.

  • A knowledge of contemporary issues related to the civil engineering practice.

  • An ability to model civil engineering problems and to interpret results through the use of modern technologies.

Graduation Requirements

MATHEMATICS COMPONENT
(21 CREDIT-HOURS)

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 1330 Precalculus I 3
MATH 1340 Precalculus II 3
MATH 2310 Calculus I 3
MATH 2320 Calculus II 3
MATH 2330 Calculus III 3
MATH 2340 Calculus IV 3
MATH 3310 Differential Equations 3

BASIC SCIENCES COMPONENT
(16 CREDIT-HOURS)

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

SCIE 1210 Principles of Chemistry 4
SCIE 1211 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 0
SCIE 2430 Physics I, Mechanics 3
SCIE 2431 Physics I Laboratory 1
SCIE 2440 Physics II, Heat, Light and Sound 3
SCIE 2441 Physics II Laboratory 1
SCIE 2450 Physics III, Electricity and Magnetism 3
SCIE 2451 Physics III Laboratory 1

SOCIO-HUMANISTIC STUDIES AND LANGUAGES COMPONENT
(24 CREDIT-HOURS)

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

SOHU 2010 Socio-humanistic Studies I 3
SOHU 2020 Socio-humanistic Studies II 3
SPAN 1010 Linguistic Analysis of Literary Genres 3
SPAN 2010 Hispanic Literature 3
ENGL 1010 The Study of the Essay as a Literary Genre 3
ENGL 2010 Literary Analysis of Fiction, Poetry, and Drama 3
PHIL 3040 Ethics in Engineering 3
Socio-humanistic or Language Elective 3

ENGINEERING SCIENCES COMPONENT
(41 CREDIT-HOURS)

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

ENGI 1110 Engineering Graphics 3
ENGI 1120 Descriptive Geometry 3
ENGI 1130 Freshman Engineering Design 3
ENGI 1140 Earth Sciences 3
ENGI 2110 Engineering Mechanics, Statics 3
ENGI 2210 Engineering Probability and Statistics 3
ENGI 2310 Computer Programming and Algorithms 3
ENGI 3110 Mechanics of Materials I 3
ENGI 3120 Mechanics of Materials II 3
ENGI 3121 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory 1
ENGI 3410 Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics 3
ENGI 3420 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENGI 3421 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
ENGI 4210 Engineering Economics 3
EE 3800 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3

CIVIL ENGINEERING COMPONENT
(70 CREDIT-HOURS)

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

SURV 2091 Surveying Instruments Laboratory for Engineers 1
CE 3001 Computer Tools Laboratory for Civil Engineering 1
CE 3004 Applied Numerical Analysis 3
CE 3402 Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering 3
CE 3502 Construction Materials 3
CE 3503 Construction Materials Laboratory 1
CE 4102 Theory of Structures I 3
CE 4104 Theory of Structures II 3
CE 4106 Steel Structures Design 3
CE 4108 Concrete Structures Design 3
CE 4202 Geotechnical Engineering I 3
CE 4203 Geotechnical Engineering I Laboratory 1
CE 4204 Geotechnical Engineering II 3
CE 4205 Geotechnical Engineering II Laboratory 1
CE 4302 Highway and Transportation Engineering I 3
CE 4304 Highway and Transportation Engineering II 3
CE 4306 Highway and Transportation Engineering III 3
CE 4307 Highway and Transportation Engineering Laboratory 1
CE 4402 Water Supply Engineering 3
CE 4502 Construction Project Management 3
CE 5104 Foundation Engineering 3
CE 5402 Wastewater Engineering 3
CE 5404 Environmental Engineering for Civil Engineers 3
CE 5405 Environmental Engineering Laboratory 1
CE 5510 Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Cost Estimates 3
CE 5512 Construction Methods and Productivity Improvement 3
CE 5902 Civil Engineering Capstone Design I 3
CE 5904 Civil Engineering Capstone Design II 3

FREE ELECTIVE COMPONENT
(3 CREDIT-HOURS)

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

Free Elective Course 3
MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDIT-HOURS: 175

CIVIL ENGINEERING ELECTIVE COURSES

COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

CE 5002 Civil Engineering Practice 3
CE 5004 Advanced AutoCAD for Civil Engineering 3
CE 5050 Civil Engineering Undergraduate Research I 3
CE 5052 Civil Engineering Undergraduate Research II 3
CE 5090 Special Topics in Civil Engineering 3
CE 5102 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CE 5106 Matrix Computer Analysis of Structures 3
CE 5108 Prestressed Concrete Structures Design 3
CE 5110 Earthquake Engineering 3
CE 5112 Bridge Design 3
CE 5114 Computer Analysis and Design of Structural Systems 3
CE 5116 Design of Wood Structures 3
CE 5118 Construction Documents for Civil Engineering 3
CE 5202 Geotechnical Engineering III 3
CE 5204 Design with Geosynthetics 3
CE 5206 Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering 3
CE 5208 Soil Improvement 3
CE 5210 Software Applications in Geotechnical Engineering 3
CE 5212 Advanced Software Applications in Geotechnical Engineering 3
CE 5302 Pavement Design 3
CE 5304 Traffic Engineering 3
CE 5306 Advanced Traffic Engineering 3
CE 5308 Urban Transportation Planning 3
CE 5310 Computer Aided Design in Transportation and Highway Engineering 3
CE 5406 Open Channel Engineering 3
CE 5408 Computer Aided Design in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering 3
CE 5412 Applied Surface Water Hydrology 3
CE 5514 Legal Aspects in Engineering Practice 3
CE 5516 Construction Project Administration 3
CE 5518 Managing for Quality in Construction 3
CE 5520 Computer Applications in Construction 3

Curriculum Sequence

FIRST YEAR

FIRST QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 1330 Precalculus I 3
ENGL 1010 The Study of the Essay as a Literary Genre 3
SPAN 1010 Linguistic Analysis of Literary Genres 3
ENGI 1110 Engineering Graphics 3

SECOND QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 1340 Precalculus II 3
SCIE 1210 Principles of Chemistry 4
SCIE 1211 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 0
SPAN 2010 Hispanic Literature 3
ENGI 1120 Descriptive Geometry 3


THIRD QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 2310 Calculus I 3
ENGL 2010 Literary Analysis of Fiction, Poetry, and Drama 3
ENGI 1130 Freshman Engineering Design 3
ENGI 1140 Earth Sciences 3

SECOND YEAR

FIRST QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 2320 Calculus II 3
SCIE 2430 Physics I, Mechanics 3
SCIE 2431 Physics I Laboratory 1
SOHU 2010 Socio-humanistic Studies I 3
ENGI 2310 Computer Programming and Algorithms 3

SECOND QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 2330 Calculus III 3
SCIE 2440 Physics II, Heat, Light and Sound 3
SCIE 2441 Physics II Laboratory 1
SOHU 2020 Socio-humanistic Studies II 3
ENGI 2210 Engineering Probability and Statistics 3

THIRD QUARTER COURSE
TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 2340 Calculus IV 3
SCIE 2450 Physics III, Electricity and Magnetism 3
SCIE 2451 Physics III Laboratory 1
ENGI 2110 Engineering Mechanics, Statics 3
SURV 2091 Surveying Instruments Laboratory for Engineers 1

THIRD YEAR

FIRST QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

MATH 3310 Differential Equations 3
ENGI 3410 Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics 3
ENGI 4210 Engineering Economics 3
EE 3800 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
CE 3001 Computer Tools Laboratory for Civil Engineering 1

SECOND QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

PHIL 3040 Ethics in Engineering 3
ENGI 3110 Mechanics of Materials I 3
ENGI 3420 Fluid Mechanics 3
ENGI 3421 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
CE 3004 Applied Numerical Analysis 3

THIRD QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

ENGI 3120 Mechanics of Materials II 3
ENGI 3121 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory 1
CE 3402 Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering 3
CE 3502 Construction Materials 3
CE 3503 Construction Materials Laboratory 1

FOURTH YEAR

FIRST QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

CE 4102 Theory of Structures I 3
CE 4202 Geotechnical Engineering I 3
CE 4203 Geotechnical Engineering I Laboratory 1
CE 4302 Highway and Transportation Engineering I 3
CE 4402 Water Supply Engineering 3

SECOND QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

CE 4104 Theory of Structures II 3
CE 4106 Steel Structures Design 3
CE 4204 Geotechnical Engineering II 3
CE 4205 Geotechnical Engineering II Laboratory 1
CE 4304 Highway and Transportation Engineering II 3

THIRD QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

CE 4108 Concrete Structures Design 3
CE 4306 Highway and Transportation Engineering III 3
CE 4307 Highway and Transportation Engineering Laboratory 1
CE 4502 Construction Project Management 3
CE 5402 Wastewater Engineering 3

FIFTH YEAR

FIRST QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

CE 5404 Environmental Engineering for Civil Engineers 3
CE 5405 Environmental Engineering Laboratory 1
CE 5510 Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Cost Estimates 3
CE 5512 Construction Methods and Productivity Improvement 3

SECOND QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

Socio-humanistic or Language Elective 3
CE 5104 Foundation Engineering 3
CE 5902 Civil Engineering Capstone Design I 3

THIRD QUARTER
COURSE TITLE CREDIT-HOURS

Free Elective Course 3
CE 5904 Civil Engineering Capstone Design II 3 6


Course Description


GENERAL ENGINEERING COURSES

ENGI 1110- ENGINEERING GRAPHICS
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: None

An introduction to the field of engineering graphics as a design and documentation tool. Topics include orthographic projection, pictorial drawings, dimensioning, feature control symbols and tolerancing. Use of a CAD system to create engineering drawings.

ENGI 1120- DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: MATH 1330 and ENGI 1110

An introduction to graphical problem solving techniques through the analysis of points, lines and planes. Primary and successive auxiliary views. Revolution. Intersections and developments. Vector graphics.

ENGI 1130- FRESHMAN ENGINEERING DESIGN
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: ENGI 1110 or ENGI 1210

An introduction to the engineering design philosophy, techniques, and methodology with emphasis on teamwork so as to develop the creativity and imagination skills of the student in the solution of engineering problems. Critical thinking and logic presentation of an engineering analysis.

ENGI 1140- EARTH SCIENCES
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: SCIE 1210 and SCIE 1211

Acquire knowledge in Earth Sciences pertaining to geological sciences. Overview of the evolution of geology principles through history. Formation of the solar system. Rock cycle. Mineral characteristics and rock formations. Rock types and its characteristics and engineering issues. Volcanism and plate tectonics. Soil formation, rock weathering, mass movements, seismology, and structural geology. Overview of hydrological cycle and surface and ground water hydrology and its relation to geology.

ENGI 2110- ENGINEERING MECHANICS, STATICS
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: MATH 2330, SCIE 2430, and SCIE 2431

Analysis of force systems. Vectors. Laws of equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Structural analysis of trusses, frames, and machines. Centers of gravity and moments of inertia. Internal forces. Friction.

ENGI 3110- MECHANICS OF MATERIALS I
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 1130 and ENGI 2110

Introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies. Study and analysis of stresses and strains on connections and bar elements subjected to axial, torsional, and transverse loads. Internal forces as stress resultants, shear force and bending moment diagrams. Design of connections and structural members. Transformation of stresses, Mohr’s Circle.

ENGI 3120- MECHANICS OF MATERIALS II
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 3110 and CE 3004

Stresses due to torsion in thin walled tubes and rectangular cross section bars. Analysis of stresses due to combined loading. Displacement computation in beams elements: Double Integration, Area-Moment, and Superposition Methods. Displacement computation in structural systems: Virtual Work Method. Theory of elastic buckling as applied to columns.

ENGI 3121- MECHANICS OF MATERIALS LABORATORY
One credit-hour.
One four-hour laboratory period per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 3110 and CE 3004 Co-requisite: ENGI 312
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Verify theoretical results with simple laboratory experiences on bars, beams and columns, under different load conditions: axial, torsional or flexural behaviors. Measurement of deflections, angle of twist, support reactions, internal forces, and strains as the structural response of interest under a specified applied loads.

CIVIL ENGINEERING COURSES

CE 3001- COMPUTER TOOLS LABORATORY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
One credit-hour.
Two two-hour laboratory periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 2110 and ENGI 2310

Effective use of MathCad and Excel as engineering spreadsheet, analysis, presentation, and programming tools. Introduction to Visual Basic for Applications.

CE 3004- APPLIED NUMERICAL ANALYSIS
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: MATH 3310, ENGI 2210, and ENGI 2310

The most commonly used numerical methods in civil engineering practice are introduced. Roots of equations, systems of linear equations, curve fitting techniques, numerical differentiation and integration, ordinary and partial differential equations. Computer applications are emphasized.

CE 3402- WATER RESOURCES AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 3420, ENGI 3421, and CE 3004

Fundamental concepts of hydrology and hydraulics. Hydrologic processes and the elements of the hydrologic cycle. Rainfall-runoff relationship. Hydrograph and unit hydrograph theory. Frequency analysis. Design of storm sewer systems. Reservoirs: yield, capacity, and sedimentation. Open channel flow. Performance and design of culverts. Groundwater hydrology concepts. Well hydraulics.

CE 3502- CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 2210 and ENGI 3110

Application of the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties of materials such as concrete, aggregate, ferrous metals, non ferrous metals, timber, plastics, and asphalt cements. Selection of materials and their behavior in civil engineering practice. Test principles and methods applied to construction materials and failure analysis in accordance to the ASTM.

CE 3503- CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS LABORATORY
One credit-hour.
One four-hour laboratory period per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 2210 and ENGI 3110 Co-requisite: CE 3502

Laboratory techniques to determine the properties of concrete, coarse and fine aggregates, wood, and steel. Design and preparation of concrete mixes. Tests on concrete specimens.

CE 4102- THEORY OF STRUCTURES I
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 3120, ENGI 3121, and CE 3001

Analytical Model of Structural Systems. Analysis of gravity load distribution. Determination of earthquake and wind loads according to actual code provisions. Stability and determinacy of structures. Approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the force method.

CE 4104- THEORY OF STRUCTURES II
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4102

Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by the Stiffness Method, and by the Moment Distribution Method. Computer Assisted Structural Analysis. Stiffness Center and shear force distribution.

CE 4106- STEEL STRUCTURES DESIGN
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 3502 and CE 4102

Design of structural steel members. Structural steel properties. Tension and compression members. Design of beams with and without lateral support. Combined axial compression and bending. Bolted and welded connections for tension. Introduction to building design.

CE 4108- CONCRETE STRUCTURES DESIGN
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 3502, CE 3503, and CE 4104

Design of reinforced concrete structures using the Ultimate Strength Design Method. Design for flexure and shear. Continuous beams and one-way slab systems. Development of reinforcing bars. Introduction to column design.

CE 4202- GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 1140, ENGI 3110, ENGI 3420, and CE 3004

Soils as engineering materials. Local soil types. Description and identification of soils. Index properties. Mineralogical composition of clays. Compaction. The effect of water on soil behavior. Effective stress concept. Flow nets. Stresses within a soil mass. Elastic settlement of soils.

CE 4203- GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I LABORATORY
One credit-hour.
Two two-hour laboratory periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 1140, ENGI 3110, ENGI 3420, and CE 3004 Co-requisite: CE 4202

Laboratory techniques to determine the basic properties of soils. Soil sampling and description. Relationships among soil phases. Soil classification. Compaction and field density. Coefficient of permeability.

CE 4204- GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 3120, CE 4202, and CE 4203

Compressibility of soils, consolidation settlements, rate of consolidation. Subsoil exploration and sampling. Soil strength parameters and their use in the evaluation of pressure on retaining structures, soil bearing capacity, and slope stability. Basic concepts of deep foundations.

CE 4205- GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II LABORATORY
One credit-hour.
Two two-hour laboratory periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 3120, CE 4202, and CE 4203 Co-requisite: CE 4204

Determination of soil properties for common geotechnical engineering applications. Strength and hydrometer tests performed on samples retrieved through Standard Penetration Test (SPT). Unconfined compression, triaxial and direct shear tests to obtain total stress parameters. Consolidation test of fine soil samples. Application problems.

CE 4302- HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING I
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 1120, SURV 2091, and CE 3004

Highway planning and administration. Route study. Horizontal and vertical curves. Compound curves. Spiral curve and superelevation. Introduction to traffic engineering safety. Earthwork.

CE 4304- HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING II
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 3502, CE 4202, and CE 4302 Pavement design.

Capacity and level of service of two-lane highways. Capacity and level of service of multilane highways. Capacity and level of service of basic freeway segments. Freeway weaving analysis. At-grade intersections control and design.

CE 4306- HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING III
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4304

Planning and design aspects of transportation systems. Design and development of transportation facilities. Urban transportation planning models. Intersection capacity and level of service. Traffic Management. Public transportation.

CE 4307- HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING LABORATORY
One credit-hour.
Two two-hour laboratory periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4304 Co-requisite: CE 4306

Data collection techniques and use of equipment associated with different types of transportation studies. Application of statistics and probability in transportation data presentation and analysis. Application of computer software.

CE 4402- WATER SUPPLY ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 3402

Water supply sources. Demand and use of water. Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of water. Clean Water Act and other water quality regulations. Water treatment: rapid mix, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, softening, and other processes. Design of a water distribution system: configuration and requirements, losses, analysis of flow, pipe materials, pumps and pumping stations.

CE 4502- CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: PHIL 3040, ENGI 4210, and CE 3502
Management of Construction Projects. Preconstruction site investigation, planning, and design. Estimating project costs. Bidding contracts and awards. Construction and application of controls. Critical Path Method. Safety and risk management. Labor relations.

CE 5002- CIVIL ENGINEERING PRACTICE
Three credit-hours.
By agreement.
Pre-requisite: 140 or more credits approved

Civil engineering design procedures are applied to the solution of problems under the supervision of a non-faculty member. The problem may deal with any of the fields of civil engineering, as determined by the instructor.

CE 5004- ADVANCED AUTOCAD FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 1120, CE 3002, and CE 3502

Introduction to the knowledge of graphical vocabulary for the preparation of construction documents, including the technical specifications and their development by computer assisted tools. The topics include AutoCAD used as a tool for the preparation of civil engineering construction documents. Evaluation of technical specifications for the civil engineering area and the relation with the drawings.

CE 5050- CIVIL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH I
Three credit-hours.
One four-hour lecture and laboratory period per week.
Pre-requisite: Approval of the Department Head

Introduction to research methodologies including: title and objectives development, literature review, research justification, experiment or analytical design, and proposal preparation. Open-ended research project in a specific area of Civil Engineering.

CE 5052- CIVIL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH II
Three credit-hours.
One four-hour lecture and laboratory period per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 5050

Continuation and conclusion of the research project started in CE 5050. Detailed literature review. Research cost estimate. Application of probability and statistics. Selection of instrumentation and tests. Experimentation or analytical development. Results manipulation and evaluation. Development of scientific publication and report presentation requiring an oral presentation in English.

CE 5090- SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture and design periods per week.
Pre-requisite:

According to special topics to be covered Special topics in any of the areas of specialization of civil engineering (environmental engineering, water resources engineering, transportation engineering, highway engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction management engineering), or related fields relevant to engineering practice.

CE 5102- ADVANCED REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4108

Advanced analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and composite structures. Short and slender columns. Two way floor systems. Concrete walls.

CE 5104- FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4106, CE 4108, CE 4204, and CE 4205

Evaluation of sub-soil conditions as they affect the behavior, proportions and choice of type of foundation. Combined and strap footings. Retaining walls. Sheetpiling walls. Pile group and pile cap design. Mat foundations.

CE 5106- MATRIX COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4104

Matrix analysis methods for bar-element structures, with particular emphasis on the stiffness method application, computer implementation, and the usage of spreadsheets and analysis packages.

CE 5108- PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES DESIGN
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4108

General design principles. Pretensioning vs. Postensioning. Prestressing materials: steel and concrete. Design for shear and torsion. Deflection computation and control. Prestress losses. Indeterminate structures and slabs. Construction methods.

CE 5110- EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4108

Earthquake intensity. Influence of local site conditions on ground motion. Modeling for earthquake motion. Procedures of anti-seismic design. Behavior of structures under seismic loading. Seismic risk. Seismic building codes. Seismic design of buildings, offshore structures, and buried lifelines.

CE 5112- BRIDGE DESIGN
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4108

General review of different types of bridges. Moving load analysis. Prestressed, post tensioning, reinforced concrete, and steel member design. Deck slab design. Composite and non composite actions. Connections of bridge deck to sub- structure. Seismic analysis. Piers and abutments. Retrofitting.

CE 5114- COMPUTER ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4108

Use of computer software packages to model different structural systems. Analysis for different load conditions. Design of structural elements.

CE 5116- DESIGN OF WOOD STRUCTURES
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4108

Vertical design loads and lateral forces. Design of beams and columns for vertical loads. Design of horizontal diaphragms and shear walls for lateral forces. Connection design, including the overall tying together of the vertical and lateral force-resisting systems.

CE 5118- CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: ENGI 1120, CE 4106, and CE 4108

An introduction to the field of construction documents as a design tool, including the knowledge of graphical vocabulary for the preparation of working drawings, the technical specifications and their development by computer assisted tools. The topics include AutoCAD used as a tool for the preparation of civil engineering construction documents. Evaluation of technical specifications for the civil engineering area and the relation with those drawings.

CE 5202- GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING III
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4204 and CE 4205

Sampling, identification and description of soils. Index and hydraulic properties. Interaction between mineral particles and water. Permeability and seepage. Stress-strain and consolidation characteristics of soils. Shear strength determination. Stress distribution. Soil improvement.

CE 5204- DESIGN WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4204 and CE 4205

Soil improvement techniques using geosynthetics for separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, and as moisture barriers. Uses of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, and geocomposites.

CE 5206- SPECIAL TOPICS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture period per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4204 and CE 4205

Design of scale models and testing to simulate geotechnical engineering applications including bearing capacity of shallow foundations, earth retaining structures, slope stabilization, and the use of geosynthetics. Demonstration of the basic principles of soil-structure interaction.

CE 5208- SOIL IMPROVEMENT
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4204 and CE 4205

Current ground modification techniques to improve soil stability, reduce deformation, control seepage, and increase erosion resistance.

CE 5210- SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4204 and CE 4205

Use of computer programs for geotechnical engineering applications including bearing capacity analysis, footing design, stress within a soil mass, slope stability, earth pressure, settlement analysis, and flow nets.

CE 5212- ADVANCED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 5104

Use of computer programs for geotechnical engineering applications including earth reinforcement, laterally loaded piles, anchored and cantilever sheet pile walls, pile axial capacity, and special cases of slope stability.

CE 5302- PAVEMENT DESIGN
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4204 and CE 4304

Design of highway and airport pavements. Methods for evaluating the load-carrying capacity of surface, base, sub-base course, and soil subgrade. Critical analysis of the methods for design of flexible and rigid pavements.

CE 5304- TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4306

Analysis, design and operation of intersections. Interrupted traffic flow theory. Traffic studies. Analysis of capacity and demand. Level of service determination. Signalized intersections service models.

CE 5306- ADVANCED TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 5304

Advanced techniques in traffic engineering. Traffic control. Traffic management. Advanced city and highway traffic studies. Incident management. Signals and markings.

CE 5308- URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4306

Urban transportation planning modeling. Origin and destination trip assessment. Transportation mode use analysis. Traffic assignment and traffic forecasting. Parking studies. Transit surveys.

CE 5310- COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN IN TRANSPORTATION AND HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4306

Quantitative techniques applied in transportation analysis. Shortest path algorithms. Computer applications in highways engineering and urban planning.

CE 5402- WASTEWATER ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4402

Wastewater characteristics, sources, and flow rates. Design of sanitary sewer systems. Design of facilities for physical, chemical and biological treatment of wastewater: pre-treatment units, sedimentation, activated sludge, trickling filters, advanced treatment, disinfection, and other processes. Sludge treatment and disposal. Regulatory agencies. Effluent quality standards. Effluent disposal.

CE 5404- ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 5402

Overview to the field of environmental engineering. Environmental phenomena. Materials and energy balances. Rate laws and reactor design. Ecosystems. Mass transport systems. Impact of pollutants in the aquatic environment. Water quality. Air pollution control. Solids and hazardous waste management. Noise pollution. Environmental laws and regulations. Resources and energy recovery. Environmental impact assessment. Ethical perspective of environmental engineering.

CE 5405- ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY
One credit hour.
One four-hour laboratory period per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 5402

Laboratory techniques to determine the properties of water and wastewater. Sampling: collection, storage and preservation. Tests for physical characteristics: color, turbidity, temperature and solids content (total, settleable, suspended, volatile and fixed). Tests for chemical characteristics: pH, alkalinity, hardness, chlorine, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, BOD and COD. Tests for biological characteristics: fecal and total coliform. Other tests such as meteorological factors measurements. Experiments focused on process monitoring and control as part of the water resources and environmental engineering design process.

CE 5406- OPEN CHANNEL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 3402

Open channels, properties and classification. Basic definitions and equations governing flow in open channels. Laws of conservation of energy and momentum equation. Uniform flow: basic principles and application. Gradually varied flow: basic principles and channel design. Rapidly varied flow: basic principles, bridge piers, hydraulic jumps, and transition structures. Unsteady flow: basic principles and governing equations.

CE 5408- COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN IN HYDRAULIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4402

Definition of hydrologic and hydraulic parameters for simulation. Analysis of existing conditions. Design of proposed conditions using computer tools. Hydrologic and hydraulic applications. Integration of hydrologic and hydraulic studies.

CE 5412- APPLIED SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY
Three credit hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 3402

Occurrence and distribution of water by natural processes including precipitation, runoff, infiltration, water losses, flood routing, catchment’s characteristics. Precipitation runoff models. Current hydrologic computer models.

CE 5510- CONSTRUCTION PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND COST ESTIMATES
Three credit hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4502
This course discusses cost estimate studies for construction projects from conceptual and preliminary estimates to detailed estimates for bidding. Also discusses the work plan development and the use of several scheduling techniques as critical path method, program evaluation and review technique, and linear scheduling diagrams.

CE 5512- CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT
Three credit hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4502

This course discusses technical aspects of the construction, and how they can be improved. Study of construction methods for heavy and building construction.

CE 5514- LEGAL ASPECTS IN ENGINEERING PRACTICE
Three credit hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 450

2 Contractual aspects in the construction industry. Discussion of the legal documents used as contractual documents and the general conditions stipulated in the different contracts used by the industry.

CE 5516- CONSTRUCTION PROJECT ADMINISTRATION
Three credit hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4502
This course discusses the project lifecycle and the corresponding administration strategies, as well as the project procedures and documents, as developed by American Institute of Architects and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee. It also addresses practical issues related to negotiations, claims, value engineering, safety, risk allocation, and liability.

CE 5518- MANAGING FOR QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTION
Three credit hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4502

This course discusses traditional management practices and why total quality management and other quality approaches are replacing them. The ideas and theories of total quality management, as developed by Deming, Juran, and Ishikawa, will be examined and related to the learning organization, reengineering, and ISO 9000. It also addresses practical issues related to quality initiative implementation and applications in construction.

CE 5520- COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION
Three credit hours.
Two two-hour lecture periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 4502

Application of computers in construction. Evaluation of production process in construction. Application of simulation to analyze construction operations.

CE 5902- CIVIL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN I
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture and design periods per week.
Pre-requisites: CE 4106, CE 4108, CE 4204, CE 4306, CE 5404, and CE 5510

Open ended design project to correlate all areas of civil engineering to apply, at a high level, the principles of engineering design and science, and to develop awareness of social and economic effects of engineering projects. Oral presentation and written reports will cover alternates to be considered at the initial stage of preliminary designs.

CE 5904- CIVIL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN II
Three credit-hours.
Two two-hour lecture and design periods per week.
Pre-requisite: CE 5902

A continuation of CE 5902, with special attention to cover alternates considered, design assumptions, costs, safety, and feasibility. Oral presentation and written reports will be used to develop the objectives.


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