Engineering, Civil (ENGC) Courses

ENGC 275 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

ENGC 285 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

ENGC 310 Environmental Engineering
3 hours. Fundamental principles of environmental engineering. Topics include life support system, carbon-oxygen cycle, cycling of nitrogen, sulfur and phosphorus, and the hydrologic cycle. Calculation of pollution potential and treatment system parameters. Concepts of water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazard waste management, and air pollution abatement. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry and MATH 201 Calculus I.

ENGC 320 Engineering Surveying
2 hours.  Basic principles of land surveying and surveying equipment. Concepts include calculating position on spherical and plane surfaces. Principles of vertical and horizontal measurements in engineering and construction projects. One lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics

ENGC 330 Structural Analysis and Design
3 hours.  Analysis and design of statically determinate and indeterminate structures; beams, trusses, frames, arches, and cables. Methods include classical, energy, matrix and computer solutions. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials.

ENGC 340 Geotechnical Engineering
4 hours.  Basic physical and mechanical properties of soils, including specific gravity, grain size distribution, plasticity, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Use of these properties to calculate stresses in a soil mass, lateral earth pressures, bearing capacity, and slope stability. Application of fundamental soil mechanics principles to slope stability, foundations, and retaining structures. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials.

ENGC 350 Water Resources Engineering
4 hours.  Fundamental concepts of hydrology and its application in engineering applications. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, weather and hydrology, precipitation, evaporation, stream flow hydrographs, hydrologic and hydraulic stream routing, hydrologic measurements, and application of hydrologic models. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry and ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics.

ENGC 370 Transportation Engineering
2 hours.  Introduction to planning, design, and operation of transportation systems. Concepts of human factors and vehicle characteristics in design. Topics include traffic stream variables and their measurement techniques, basic traffic flow models, highway and street intersection capacity and level of service, traffic control concepts, and transportation systems management. Application of statistical analysis on transportation problems. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGM 210 Statics and Dynamics and ENGC 320 Engineering Surveying.

ENGC 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

ENGC 430 Reinforced Concrete Design
3 hours.  Fundamental principles of reinforced concrete design in accordance with the ACI Building Code. Topics include concrete materials, beams in bending, shear, and torsion, development, anchorage and splicing, serviceability, columns, slabs, frames, and footings. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGC 330 Structural Analysis and Design.

ENGC 450 Construction Management and Professional Practice
3 hours.  Principles and practice of construction engineering and project management. Development of cost estimates and project schedules. Basic construction methods and fundamental construction terminology. Overview of civil engineering professional practice including career paths, ethics and professionalism, project planning, dispute resolution, and effective decision making. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor.

ENGC 460 Design of Steel Structures
3 hours.  Basic principles of structural steel design and analysis. Topics include axial members, beams, bolted and welded connections, composite beams and structural systems. Emphasis will be on the LRFD Method and AISC Code. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisites: ENGC 330 Structural Analysis and Design.

ENGC 475 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This advanced experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

ENGC 485 Selected Topics
2-4 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of engineering students and faculty. Additional course fee is required.

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