Construction Engineering, B.S.
Curriculum

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: WRIT 100 or Writing Placement Exam

A course introducing students to the fundamentals of college composition. Topics include writing process, rhetorical strategies, basics of critical reading and thinking, analytical writing, and argumentative writing. This course serves as a foundation to prepare students to succeed in other academic writing contexts. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or WRIT 101

Further development of the academic writing, critical thinking, and analytical reading skills taught in Writing I. An introduction to academic discourse in the four core seminar areas: literature, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and philosophy. Development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
Study of the fundamentals of verbal communication including public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group interaction. Training in methods of obtaining and organizing materials and ideas for effective verbal communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 304 Communication for Technical Professions 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral expression appropriate for careers in the technology professions, such as engineering and computer science. In addition to modes of technical discourse (definition, description, analysis, interpretation), this course emphasizes strategies for effective business communication in the technical professions and stylistics of technical communication. Methods and procedures of research are explored in depth. Course work includes a computer lab component, oral presentation of final reports using presentation software, and exploration of appropriate technology for technical communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
[1] Intensive English as a second language is not an acceptable substitute for any of these requirements. The only permissible substitution is FCWR 111 and FCWR 161 in place of FCWR 101 and FCWR 151.
 
Seminars Credits:
ICLT 3XX Literature choice 3
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ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice 3
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ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3
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ICSS 309 Technology and Global Issues2 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161). Course is limited to juniors and seniors.

In this course the relationships between technology and global concerns are explored. Topics such as sustainable development, standards, ethics, environmental concerns and public policies related to design and development, energy, transportation, air and water facing both developed and developing nations will be discussed. Open to juniors and seniors only.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
[2] Cross-listed with IENG 400.
 
Math and Science Core Credits:
MATH 170 Calculus 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or TMAT 155 or Math Placement Exam

Study of lines and circles. Functions, limits, derivatives of algebraic functions, introduction to derivatives of trigonometric functions. Application of derivatives to physics problems, related rates, maximum-minimum word problems and curve sketching. Introduction to indefinite integrals. The conic sections.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
PHYS 170 General Physics 4
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 170

A basic course covering vectors, Newton's laws of motion, particle kinematics and dynamics, work, energy, momentum, and rotational motion.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-2-4
    Total: 8 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Engineering Technology Credits:
ETCS 105 Career Discovery3 2
The course experience provides the skills and tools necessary for a technical career while enabling students to develop confidence in their academic endeavors. The creative role in the multi-disciplinary design and development process is emphasized in addition to communication skills, ethical, legal, and professional responsibilities. This course will also introduce students to campus resources, effective time management skills, study skills, financial literacy, and career planning. This course may be waived for students with sophomore or higher status.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2
[3] All entering first-year students, transfer students with fewer than 31 credits earned, and students on probation are required to complete ETCS 105.
 
Construction Engineering Credits:
ARCH 471 Construction Supervision and Management I 3
Concepts and goals of construction supervision and management and their application to contemporary building, including conventional and innovative building methods and structural concepts. Installation problems, requirements, and costs. Construction manager's legal responsibilities and obligations. The manager's relation to various building professionals. Quantity surveys, cost control, and scheduling.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ARCH 473 Construction Management Contracts 3
The management of a project from conceptualization to completion is studied. The responsibilities of the construction manager in contracts and communication with the owner, consultants and contractors/sub-contractors will be reviewed. Methods of financial management and account, record-keeping, construction safety and risk management/time management will be discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ARCH 476 Modern Construction Technologies 3
In this course students study the history of modern technological developments in construction methods and techniques. The latest innovations in the means and methods of construction will be explored, including value engineering programs. The course will use a case study and an internship/externship format.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 201 Civil Engineering Graphics 3
This course introduces basic engineering drawings and computer-aided design for civil and construction engineering applications. Topics include fundamentals of graphics and drafting principles, CAD fundamentals, architectural drawings, civil engineering drawings.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3
CENG 260 Civil Engineering Materials 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: CHEM 107

This course introduces common materials used for construction, including concrete, metals, polymers, and wood. Students will learn the micro and nano-scale structure of matter, physical, structural, mechanical and chemical properties of infrastructure materials.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 301 Surveying and Geomatics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: CENG 201, MATH 180

Plane surveying, topographical surveying, horizontal and vertical curves, topographic surveys, construction surveys, earthwork, route surveying. Data collection using sight-based, laser-based, and global positioning system equipment. Methods for analysis and presentation of surveying and positioning data, including dealing with errors.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3
CENG 310 Steel Structures 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 221, CENG 260

This course will introduce the behavior of steel structural components and systems, including tension members, compression members, flexural members, connections, and building codes. It will cover the design of steel members and connections using load and resistance factor design (LRFD) methods.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 312 Concrete Structures 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 221, CENG 260

This course will introduce the design and analysis of concrete structures, emphasizing strength design method. Topics include the design of concrete beams, slabs, columns, footing, walls, and pavements. Building codes, American Concrete Institute (ACI-318-14) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents are involved.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 320 Mechanical and Electrical Systems in Buildings 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: PHYS 180

This course introduced mechanical and electrical systems in building construction, including HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, lighting and electrical systems. Students also will learn the codes and the construction process for modern building systems.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 340 Structural Analysis and Design 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MENG 221, CENG 260, MATH 260

In this course, students will learn the analysis of determinate and indeterminate of structural elements and systems, including bars, trusses, beams and frames using the matrix displacement method. Students will analyze the forces and displacements of structures, qualitative deflected shapes, shear and bending moment diagrams, and implement analysis procedures using MATLAB or other software.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 360 Geotechnical Engineering 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MENG 221

This course introduces the behavior of soils subjected to loads, elastic and inelastic wave propagation in soils, ground motion, machine foundations, wave effects on structures, seismic studies, and the processes of consolidation and compaction. Students will learn the effective stress concepts, stress and settlement analyses, evaluation of shear strength, and geotechnical engineering design concepts.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 380 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MATH 320

This course is to introduce fluid properties; mass, energy and momentum conservation laws; dimensional analysis and modeling; laminar and turbulent flows; surface and form resistance; flow in pipes and open channels; elementary hydrodynamics; fluid measurements; and characteristics of hydraulic machines.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
CENG 470 Construction Engineering Senior Design 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: CENG 340, CENG 360, ARCH 311, ARCH 312

Capstone course involving integrated team approach in structure design, construction process design, project cost estimation, planning, scheduling, and management of the construction project.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
MENG 211 Engineering Mechanics I (Statics) 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180 and PHYS 170

Statics of particles; force in plane and space; equivalent systems of forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies in two and three dimensions; analysis of structures, friction; distributed forces; centroids, centers of gravity and moment of inertia; method of virtual work.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 212 Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics) 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MENG 211.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 260.

Basic concepts, fundamental laws: absolute and relative motion, work, energy, impulse, momentum. Kinematic and kinetics of a particle, or rigid bodies. Central force motion. Impact. Advanced topics.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MENG 221 Strength of Materials 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180 and MENG 211

Stresses and strains in members under the actions of axial and shearing forces, bending and twisting moments. Transformations of stress and strain; principal stresses. Combined stresses; pressure vessels. Deflection of beams. Statically indeterminate problems. Columns.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3
    Total: 49 Credits
 
Computer Science Credits:
MENG 201 Engineering Programming 3
This course provides an introduction to computer programming and develops skills in problem solving, algorithm development, and programming using software such as MATLAB. Topics include data types and storage, expressions and statements, program flow control, arrays, and functions. Matrix and vector operations are also introduced.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-1-3
 
Engineering Management Credits:
IENG 240 Engineering Economics 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 170 or TMAT 155

Economic problems relevant to the management-engineering decision-making environment, managerial costs, interest, depreciation, break-even analysis, capital budgeting, replacement decisions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG 245 Statistical Design I 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 161 or MATH 170 or TMAT 235

Fundamentals of engineering probability and statistical analysis as applied to industrial problems: sample spaces, random variables, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling techniques and design of statistical investigations, Bayesian decision making. Emphasis is on the application of these ideas to the decision-making process, rather than pure theory.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
IENG 251 Project Engineering 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 170

In this course, we discuss development and management of engineering and technology projects. Project proposal preparation, resources and cost estimating, project planning, organizing, and controlling, network diagrams and the techniques are covered.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 9 Credits
 
Mathematics and Sciences Requirement Credits:
CHEM 107 Engineering Chemistry I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 135 or MATH 136 or MATH 141 or MATH 170 or MATH 180

For electrical engineering and computer science majors. An introduction to theoretical and inorganic chemistry. Studies include basic chemical concepts and calculations, atomic structure, periodicity and bonding, states of matter, metals, solutions, acids and bases, thermal chemistry and introductory thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, reaction rates and nuclear reactions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
MATH 180 Calculus II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 170. Students in BS Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering must earn a grade of C or better in MATH 170.

Riemann sums, the definite integral, the fundamental theorem of the calculus. Area, volumes of solids of revolution, arc length, work. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Inverse trigonometric functions. Formal integration techniques. L'Hopital's rule, improper integrals. Polar coordinates.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
MATH 260 Calculus III 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 180

Sequences and series, Taylor series. Vector analysis and analytic geometry in three dimensions. Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, total differential, the chain rule, directional derivatives and gradients. Multiple integrals and applications.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
MATH 320 Differential Equations 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 260

Solving first order ordinary differential equations: exact, separable, and linear. Application to rates and mechanics. Theory of higher order linear differential equations. Method of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters. Application to vibrating mass and electric circuits. Power series solutions: ordinary and singular points, the method of Frobenius. Partial differential equations: the method of separation of variables.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
PHYS 180 General Physics II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PHYS 170.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 180. Students in BS Electrical and Computer Engineering and BS Mechanical Engineering must earn a grade of C or better in PHYS 170.

A continuation of PHYS 170. Topics include fluids, wave motion, electric fields and electric potential, DC circuits, magnetic fields, capacitance and inductance, AC circuits, and electromagnetic waves.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-2-4
    Total: 19 Credits
 
Electives Credits:
Technology Electives4 6
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STEM Elective5 3
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Liberal Arts General Elective 3
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    Total: 9 Credits
[4] Choose six (6) credits of technical courses from CENG 300-level, CENG 400-level, MENG 300-level, MENG 400-level, IENG 300-level, IENG 400-level, ARCH 474, ARCH 475, or other courses with approval of the academic department chairperson.

[5] Choose between 300- or 400-level MATH or PHYS course, or 300-level and above CoECS course.
 
Total Required Credits = 124–126