Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The Department of Civil Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers an ABET-accredited bachelor’s degree that, in terms of graduating class size, ranks in the 80th percentile nation-wide. The Department is committed to providing a learning environment which encourages discovery and advancement for the betterment of its students and the community. Through its research, public service, and instructional programs, the Department seeks to serve the needs of San Antonio and South Texas by providing educational and research opportunities contributing to the technological and economic development of the region.

Civil Engineering Educational Objectives

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) defines Civil Engineering as “The profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize, economically, the materials and forces of nature for the progressive well-being of humanity in creating, improving, and protecting the environment; in providing facilities for community living, industry, and transportation; and in providing structures for the use of humanity.”

The faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has established a specific set of program objectives to support the mission and the goals of the Department and to meet the requirements of ABET accreditation under the Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs (2009). The educational objectives of the Civil Engineering undergraduate program are to produce Bachelor of Science graduates who:

  • meet the expectations of their employers,
  • will endeavor to become licensed professional engineers, and
  • are able to pursue graduate studies, if so desired.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the Bachelor in Civil Engineering is 128, including at least 39 at the upper-division level. All candidates for this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements, the General Engineering requirements, and the Civil Engineering degree requirements prior to graduation.  Each is explained next in detail.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering must fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete the following course, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q)3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1033Algebra with Calculus for Business3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GRG 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1013Universes3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARA 1014Elementary Arabic I4
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
ARC 1413Architecture and Culture3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRG 1023World Regional Geography3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1214Design I4
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
ART 1143Art for Non-Art Majors3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
ENG 1113Introduction to Creative Literary Arts3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2623Fundamentals of Music for the Non-Music Major3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683Masterpieces of Music3
MUS 2693The Music of Latin America and the Caribbean3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Globalizing the Local: Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2013Introductory Macroeconomics3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GRG 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GRG 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional core curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core competent area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

General Engineering Requirements

In addition to the Core Curriculum requirements, all degree-seeking Civil Engineering students must complete the following 25 semester credit hours:

CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
EGR 2323Applied Engineering Analysis I3
EGR 3713Engineering Economic Analysis3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
MAT 1224Calculus II4
or EGR 1324 Calculus II for Engineers
PHY 1943
PHY 1951
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory
4
PHY 1963
PHY 1971
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
and Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory
4
Total Credit Hours25

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering must successfully complete each of the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

EGR 2323Applied Engineering Analysis I
MAT 1214Calculus I

Civil Engineering Degree Requirements

In addition to Core Curriculum and General Engineering requirements, students seeking a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering are required to take 70 semester credit hours of Civil Engineering courses. Of these 70 credit hours, 64 are from required courses, while the remaining 6 can be satisfied from CE elective courses.

A. Required courses
CE 1301Introduction to Civil Engineering1
CE 2103Civil Engineering Measurements3
CE 2633Environmental Engineering3
CE 3103Mechanics of Solids3
CE 3113Structural Analysis3
CE 3173Numerical Methods3
CE 3213Reinforced Concrete Design3
CE 3233Steel Design3
CE 3243Properties and Behavior of Engineering Materials3
CE 3413Geotechnical Engineering and Applications3
CE 3603Fluid Mechanics3
CE 4123Highway Engineering3
CE 4313Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering3
CE 4543Project Design and Construction Management3
CE 4603Water Resources Engineering3
CE 4633Water and Wastewater Treatment3
CE 4813Civil Engineering Design3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
EGR 2103Statics3
EGR 2513Dynamics3
GEO 4023Engineering Geology3
STA 2303Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
B. Civil Engineering technical electives
Select two of the following. Alternatively, students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher may choose to satisfy this requirement by taking graduate courses offered by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Department Chair approval required).6
Civil Engineering Systems Analysis
Advanced Steel Design
Advanced Reinforced Concrete
Prestressed Concrete
Introduction to Masonry and Timber Design
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Hydrometeorology
Advanced Characterization of Highway Materials
Transportation Engineering
Foundation Engineering
Environmental Chemistry
Hydraulic Systems Design
Applied Hydrology
Total Credit Hours70

The elective courses allow some specialization in one of the traditional Civil Engineering areas, namely, Environmental, Geotechnical, Hydraulics, Structures and Transportation. Senior Civil Engineering students, in their last semester of study, are expected to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination as administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Graduates are expected to pursue life-long learning and obtain their Professional Engineering license.

This curriculum is designed to meet the student learning outcomes defined by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology and the American Society of Civil Engineers. More specifically, it integrates design throughout the curriculum starting with the freshman introductory course, CE 1301 Introduction to Civil Engineering, and ending with the senior capstone Civil Engineering Design course CE 4813. Design components are contained in most required Civil Engineering courses, such as CE 3213 Reinforced Concrete Design, CE 3233 Steel Design, CE 3413 Geotechnical Engineering and Applications, CE 4633 Water and Wastewater Treatment, CE 4123 Highway Engineering, and CE 4603 Water Resources Engineering. Design elements are also included in many technical elective courses. The design experience culminates in the senior capstone design course, CE 4813 Civil Engineering Design. In this course, students work in multidisciplinary teams involving three or more civil engineering areas and solve practical civil engineering problems drawing upon most of their prior coursework experience. These projects culminate in formal presentations evaluated by professional engineers.   

The following provides a summary table of the recommended courses by semester for the Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.

B.S. in Civil Engineering – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
CE 1301Introduction to Civil Engineering 1
CE 2103Civil Engineering Measurements 3
CHE 1103General Chemistry I 3
MAT 1214Calculus I (core and major) 4
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q) (core) 3
Spring
CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization (core) 3
EGR 1403Technical Communication 3
MAT 1224Calculus II 4
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (core and major) 3
PHY 1951Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Laboratory 1
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II (Q) (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
EGR 2103Statics 3
EGR 2323Applied Engineering Analysis I 3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (core and major) 3
PHY 1971Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Laboratory 1
STA 2303Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
American History core 3
Spring
CE 2633Environmental Engineering 3
CE 3103Mechanics of Solids 3
CE 3173Numerical Methods 3
ECO 2013 or 2023Introductory Macroeconomics (core) 3
EGR 2513Dynamics 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core 3
Third Year
Fall
CE 3113Structural Analysis 3
CE 3233Steel Design 3
CE 3243Properties and Behavior of Engineering Materials 3
CE 3603Fluid Mechanics 3
EGR 3713Engineering Economic Analysis 3
American History core 3
Spring
CE 3213Reinforced Concrete Design 3
CE 3413Geotechnical Engineering and Applications 3
CE 4633Water and Wastewater Treatment 3
GEO 4023Engineering Geology 3
POL 1013Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Fourth Year
Fall
CE 4123Highway Engineering 3
CE 4313Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering 3
CE 4543Project Design and Construction Management 3
CE 4603Water Resources Engineering 3
POL 1133 or 1213Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Spring
CE 4813Civil Engineering Design 3
CE Technical elective 3
CE Technical elective 3
Creative Arts core 3
Students must take FE exam during this semester
 Total Credit Hours: 128.0

Civil Engineering (CE) Courses

CE 1301. Introduction to Civil Engineering. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MAT 1093 and WRC 1013. Engineering as a career, engineering ethics, and approaches to engineering problem formulation and solution using principles of design and decision making. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 2103. Civil Engineering Measurements. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in MAT 1214 and CE 1301. Principles of measurement and error analysis; application of equipment to acquire, analyze, and control data in civil engineering systems; and introduction to plane surveying. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CE 2633. Environmental Engineering. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 1301 and CHE 1103. Principles, analysis, and design related to environmental monitoring, protection, and remediation systems. Topics include environmental quality and legislation, modeling, water treatment, wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, air and noise pollution, and radioactive waste management. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3103. Mechanics of Solids. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: EGR 2103 and EGR 2323. Internal forces and deformations in solids; stress, strain, and their relations; stresses and deflections in beams column theory and analysis; and engineering applications. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3113. Structural Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3103. Forces and deflections in structural systems; considers stationary and moving loads and exact and approximate methods. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3173. Numerical Methods. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: EGR 2323. Use of computing languages (Matlab and Visualbasic) and numerical methods in solving civil and environmental engineering problems. Techniques for computer solution of linear and nonlinear simultaneous equations; eigenvalues; finite differences; numerical integration; numerical solutions to ordinary differential equations. Case studies in various civil engineering areas. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3213. Reinforced Concrete Design. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 3113 and CE 3243. Ultimate strength theory and design for reinforced concrete members. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3233. Steel Design. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 3113 and CE 3243. Analysis and design of steel tension members, beams, columns, and bolted or welded connections. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3243. Properties and Behavior of Engineering Materials. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 3103 and STA 2303. Structure, properties, and behavior of engineering materials; measurement and analysis of material properties and behavior. Laboratory exercises illustrate typical material behavior and selected principles of mechanics. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3413. Geotechnical Engineering and Applications. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 3103, and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 3173 and GEO 4023. Exploration, sampling, and in-situ measurements; laboratory testing; review of fundamental properties of soil and rock; flow-through porous media; the effective stress principle and computation of in-situ stress distributions; shear strength of soils and one-dimensional consolidation settlement; introduction to slope stability. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 3603. Fluid Mechanics. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: EGR 2103 and EGR 2513. Fluid properties, fluid statics concepts, equations of fluid flow in pipes and open channels, and flow-through porous media. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 4013. Civil Engineering Systems Analysis. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: EGR 3713. Technical elective course. Systems approach to optimization and problem solving; operations research applications in civil engineering; mathematical modeling and analysis techniques including linear programming, dynamic programming, decision analysis and use of software to solve linear and nonlinear programming problems. (Formerly CE 3713. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 4013 and CE 3713.).

CE 4103. Advanced Steel Design. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3233. Technical elective course. Connection design, welded and bolted, moment-resistant connections, plate girders, column stability, bracing design, and seismic design of frames.

CE 4123. Highway Engineering. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 2103 and CE 3243. General characteristics of highway design; horizontal and vertical alignment, cross-sections, earthwork, drainage, and pavement; and economic analysis. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 4133. Advanced Reinforced Concrete. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3213. Technical elective course. Torsion design, design of stairs, bending of curved elements, biaxial loads on columns, slenderness effects, joint design, yield line theory, two-way slab systems, strut-and-tie methods, seismic detailing, relationship between research and building code.

CE 4153. Prestressed Concrete. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3213. Technical elective course. Design of statically determinate and indeterminate structures, estimation of prestress loss, flexure and shear strength, deflections and stress control, composite construction, and continuous span theory.

CE 4253. Introduction to Masonry and Timber Design. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 3113 and CE 3243. Technical elective course. Design philosophy and methodology for masonry and timber structures. Flexure design, axial load design, and shear design of basic masonry and timber components. (Formerly CE 3253. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 4253 and CE 3253.).

CE 4293. Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 2103 or GEO 4023. Technical elective course. Introduces vector, raster and tabular concepts, emphasizing the vector approach. Topics include: spatial relationships, map features, attributes, relational database, layers of data, data ingesting, digitizing from maps, projections, output, applications, and availability of public data sets. Focus will be placed on spatial/temporal data analyses using digitized maps and database information in an area of Civil Engineering specialization.

CE 4303. Hydrometeorology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3603. Technical elective course. The main objective of this course is to familiarize the student with topics related to local and global distribution of freshwater. Conceptualizations of the water balance/budget are developed using principles of physical hydrology and meteorology. Emphasis will be on recent research and modern methods for data analysis and modeling. Real-life events and phenomena will be discussed. In addition to the text, material will be presented from other sources. Guest instructors will give presentations on some case studies.

CE 4313. Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: EGR 1403, CE 2103, and CE 3603. Organization and programming of civil engineering problems for computer solutions; application of computer-aided design in civil engineering. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

CE 4403. Advanced Characterization of Highway Materials. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3243. Technical elective course. Basic and advanced level of the fundamentals of material response to static and repeated loading; emphasis on the deformation and fatigue behavior of asphalt mixtures, constitutive modeling for mixtures, microstructure characterization for mixtures, nondestructive testing of pavements, asphalt binder characterization, unbound materials (base and sub-base materials) evaluation and characterization.

CE 4453. Transportation Engineering. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 4123. Technical elective course. Study of the Highway Capacity Manual, traffic stream parameters and relationships, analytical techniques in traffic engineering such as capacity analysis, queuing theory, and traffic simulation. Design and operation of advanced traffic management systems including signalization, real-time motorist information, urban incident management, and ITS concepts. (Formerly CE 4233. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 4453 and CE 4233.).

CE 4463. Foundation Engineering. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3413. Technical elective course. Shallow and deep foundations including: footings, slabs on-grade, cofferdams, sheet-pile walls, drilled shafts, piles and retaining walls. (Formerly CE 4413. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 4463 and CE 4413.) Generally offered: Fall.

CE 4543. Project Design and Construction Management. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 3113, EGR 3713, CE 3213 or CE 3233. Civil Engineering design process, project specifications, and construction management. Topics covered include design process/practices, project proposals, pricing, specifications, bidding strategies, project management/scheduling and project financing. The course forms the student teams for CE 4813 Civil Engineering Design and identifies projects. Students are trained on how to write Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the identified projects and how to write engineering consulting proposals in reply to the RFP. Students are also trained on how to present proposals to a panel of senior engineers at the end of the semester. Course must be taken the semester prior to taking CE 4813. (Formerly CE 3543. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 3543 and CE 4543.).

CE 4603. Water Resources Engineering. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 2633 and CE 3603; and concurrent enrollment in, or completion of, CE 4633. Analysis and design of surface and subsurface water resource facilities. Design of water supply, wastewater collection, and storm water systems. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 4613. Environmental Chemistry. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 4633. Technical elective course. This course explores the chemistry of the environment, the chemistry underlying environmental problems and solutions to environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on thermodynamics and kinetics of reaction cycles; sources, sinks and transport of chemical species; and quantitation of chemical species. Examples are selected from the chemistry of natural and contaminated air, water, and soil. (Same as ES 3153. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 4613 and ES 3153.).

CE 4633. Water and Wastewater Treatment. (2-3) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 2633 and CE 3603. The application of chemical, biochemical, and physical processes to water treatment, wastewater treatment, and pollution control. (Formerly CE 3633. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 3633 and CE 4633.).

CE 4723. Hydraulic Systems Design. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3603. Technical elective course. Analysis and design of water resource systems; dam and reservoir design for recharge, flood control, and water supply and demand forecasting, optimization of multi-objective systems, and allocations planning and management.

CE 4733. Applied Hydrology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: CE 3603. Technical elective course. Hydrologic cycle, precipitation, hydrologic abstractions, surface runoff; unit hydrographs; synthetic hydrographs; peak discharge relationships; flood frequency analysis; flood and reservoir routing; and groundwater hydrology. (Formerly CE 3723. Credit cannot be earned for both CE 4733 and CE 3723.).

CE 4813. Civil Engineering Design. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 3213 or CE 3233, CE 3413, CE 3603 and CE 4543. Opportunity to apply design skills to execution of an open-ended integrated civil engineering design project, including field and laboratory investigations, numerical and scale modeling, design, and formal oral and written presentation of results. Considers safety, reliability, environmental, economic, and other constraints, as well as ethical and social impacts. Students must take the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam during the semester they take this course. Students that pass the FE exam during their last semester of study qualify for a Professional Alumni Award. Generally offered: Fall, Spring.

CE 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair and Dean of the College. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CE 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair and Dean of the College. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CE 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair and Dean of the College. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.

CE 4953. Special Studies in Civil Engineering. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree.