Undergraduate Courses | Civil and Environmental Engineering | SIU

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Undergraduate Courses | Civil and Environmental Engineering | SIU

Undergraduate Courses


Safety glasses, a hand-held scientific calculator, and textbooks are required of all civil engineering students.

ENGR 250-3 Statics.

Principles of statics; force systems; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; trusses; frames; 2-D centroids; friction; moments of inertia; distributed loads; 3-D centroids; internal forces; shear and bending moment diagrams. Mass moment of inertia. Prerequisite: MATH 150 with a grade of C or better.

ENGR 261-3 Dynamics.

Fundamentals of particle and rigid body dynamics. Kinematics and kinetics of a single particle and system of particles. Application of Newton's laws and energy and moment principles in solving problems involving particles or ridgid bodies in planar motion. Introduction to kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimensions.  Prerequisite: MATH 250, ENGR 250, and PHYS 205A all with a C or better.

251-1 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineering.

An introduction to probability and statistics, with emphasis on engineering applications. Univariate and bivariate statistics, simple linear regression, examination of regression residuals, measurement errors, uncertainty propagation, axioms of probability, independence of events, conditional probability and Bayes' rule. Prerequisite: MATH 150 with a grade of C or better.

263-3 Basic Surveying.

An introductory course designed to introduce the principles, theory and equipment of surveying. Development of survey field practices on the earth’s surface and subsurface and related computations. Prerequisite: MATH 111. 

301-2 Introduction to Resource Sustainability in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

An introduction to sustainable use of resources, economics of sustainable design, life cycle assessment, consideration of sustainability in various civil engineering applications, case studies on resource sustainability. Prerequisite: ECON 240.

310-3 Environmental Engineering.

Basic engineering aspects of water, land and air pollution and control. Problems, sources and effects of pollution. Major state and federal regulations relating to environmental issues. Lab fee: $30. Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a grade of C or better; CHEM 210; completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 251; and concurrent enrollment in CE 310L.

310L-1 Environmental Engineering Laboratory Experiments.

Prerequisite: MATH 250 with a grade of C or better; CHEM 210; completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 251; concurrent enrollment in CE 310. If CE 310 is dropped CE 310L must also be dropped. Lab fee: $30.

320-3 Soil Mechanics.

Physical and mechanical properties of soils, soil classification, flow through soils, effective stresses, geostatic stress and stresses due to applied loads, one-dimensional consolidation, introduction to shear strength, soil compaction. Lab fee: $30. Prerequisite: ENGR 350A; completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 251; concurrent enrollment in CE 320L.

320L-1 Soil Mechanics Laboratory Experiments.

Prerequisite: ENGR 350A; completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 251; concurrent enrollment in CE 320. If CE 320 is dropped CE 320L must also be dropped. Lab fee: $30.

330-3 Civil Engineering Materials.

Introduction of cements and aggregates; production and evaluation of concrete structures; mechanical properties of steels and timber; mixing and evaluation of pavement materials; testing of asphalt and masonry. Lab fee: $30. Prerequisite: CE 350.

331-3 Transportation Engineering.

Introduction to geometric design, earth work, drainage and traffic. Basic design principles for each area and their application to typical problems. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in 330.

340-3 Structures. Loads.

Types of structures. Structural materials. Safety. Analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses, and frames under static loads. Influence lines. Moving loads, Cables, Arches, Space trusses, Deflection of beams, trusses, and frames. Moment distribution for beams. Prerequisite: CE 350.

ENGR 350A,B (3,1) Mechanics of Materials.

(A-3) Introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies. Stress and strain. Torsion. Stresses and deflections in beams and columns. Influence lines. Statically indeterminate beams. Prerequisites: ENGR 250, MATH 250, Physics 205A and Physics 255A with a minimum grade of C or better. Lab fee: $30. (B-1) Laboratory only. For transfer students who have satisfied the lecture but not the laboratory component of the 350A requirement. Prerequisites: ENGR 250, MATH 250, Physics 205A and Physics 255A with a minimum grade of C or better. Lab fee: $30.

ENGR 351-3 Numerical Methods in Engineering. 

Overview of numerical procedures such as root finding, curve fitting, integration, solutions of simultaneous equations, and solutions of ordinary differential equations. Emphasis will be on applications of these techniques to problems in civil, environmental and mechanical engineering.  Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 305.

ENGR 370A,B (3,1) Fluid Mechanics.

(A-3) Fluid properties; Fluid statics. Fluid flow; governing equations. Dimensional analysis and model-prototype relationships. Closed conduit flow. Open-channel flow. Introduction to numerical modeling. Prerequisite: ENGR 261 with a minimum grade of C or better.  Lab fee: $30 (B-1) Laboratory only. For transfer students who have satisfied the lecture but not the laboratory component of the 370A requirement. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENGR 370A. Lab fee: $30

392-1 to 6 Civil Engineering Cooperative Education.

Supervised work experience in industry, government or professional organization. Students work with on-site supervisor and faculty advisor. Reports are required from the student and the employer. Hours do not count toward degree requirements. Mandatory Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

410-3 Hazardous Waste Engineering.

Analysis of hazardous waste generation, storage, shipping, treatment, and disposal. Source reduction methods. Government regulations. Remedial action. Prerequisite: 310.

412-3 Contaminant Flow, Transport and Remediation in Groundwater.

Mathematics of flow and mass transport in the saturated and vadose zones; retardation and attenuation of dissolved solutes; flow of nonaqueous phase liquids; review of groundwater remediation technologies; review of flow and transport models. Prerequisite: CE 310 and 320.

413-3 Collection Systems Design.

Design of waste water and storm water collection systems including installation of buried pipes. Determination of design loads and flows, system layout and pipe size. Prerequisite: 310 and 370.

416-3 Surface Water Quality Modeling.

Quantification of physical, biological, and chemical processes occurring in natural freshwater ecosystems. Mathematical analysis of the effects due to conservative and non-conservative pollutant loadings to lakes and rivers. Detailed study of dissolved oxygen mass balance modeling and eutrophication. Prerequisite: CE 310; concurrent enrollment allowed in CE 418 or GEOL 416 or GEOL 418.

418-3 Water and Wastewater Treatment.

A study of the theory and design of water and wastewater treatment systems, including physical, chemical, and biological processes. Topics include sedimentation, biological treatment, hardness removal, filtration, chlorination and residuals management. Prerequisite: 310, 370 and Engineering 351.

419-3 Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Advanced concepts in the analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics include advanced physical, chemical, and biological processes. Emphasis is on the treatment and disposal of sludges, design of facilities, advanced treatment principles, and toxics removal. Prerequisite: 418.

421-3 Foundation Design.

Application of soil mechanics to the design of the foundations of structures; subsurface exploration; bearing capacity and settlement analysis of shallow foundations; lateral earth pressures and design of retaining walls; capacity and settlement of pile foundations for vertical axial loads. Prerequisite: CE 320.

422-3 Environmental Geotechnology.

Geotechnical aspects of land disposal of solid waste and remediation, solute transport in saturated soils, waste characterization and soil-waste interaction, engineering properties of municipal wastes, construction quality control of liners, slope stability and settlement considerations, use of geosynthetics and geotextiles, cap design, gas generation, migration and management. Prerequisite: 310, 320.

423-3 Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice.

Application of principles of geotechnical engineering in a real world setting; planning, managing and executing geotechnical projects; developing proposals and geotechnical project reports; interpreting and using recommendations developed by geotechnical engineers; total quality management, professional liability and risk management. Prerequisite: 320, 421 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

426-3 Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis.

Seepage through soils; numerical and physical modeling of two dimensional flow; basic mechanism of slope stability analysis; analytical methods in analyzing slopes; slope stabilization. Additional project and presentation required for students taking this course instead of CE 426. Prerequisites: CE 320 or consent of instructor.

431-3 Pavement Design.

Design of highway pavements including subgrades, subbases, and bases; soil stabilization; stresses in pavements; design of flexible and rigid pavements; cost analysis and pavement selection; and pavement evaluation and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: CE 320 and 330.

432-3 Computer Aided Design and Drawing (CADD) for Civil Engineers.

A study of civil engineering drawings and their relationship to engineering  design in the CADD environment.  Emphasis is on the skills associated with developing and understanding technical drawings, including construction plans and related documents,  for engineering design. Computer based design and drawing techniques and related software.  Includes 3 hours lab per week. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent  enrollment in CE 263.

440-3 Statically Indeterminate Structures.

Analysis of trusses, beams, and frames. Approximate methods. Method of consistent deformations. Three-moment theorem. Slope deflection. Moment distribution. Column analogy. Plastic analysis. Matrix methods. Prerequisite: 340.

441-3 Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis.

Flexibility method and stiffness method applied to framed structures. Introduction to finite elements. Prerequisite: 340.

442-3 Structural Steel Design.

An introduction to structural steel design with an emphasis on buildings. Design of structural members and typical welded and bolted connections in accordance with the specifications of the Steel Construction Manual of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Design project and report required. Prerequisite: CE 340.

444-3 Reinforced Concrete Design.

Behavior and strength design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, compression members, and footings. Prerequisite: 340.

445-3 Fundamental Theory of Earthquake Engineering.

The nature and mechanics of earthquakes. Plate tectonics, types of faulting, recording and measuring ground motion. Analysis of free and forced vibration of a single degree of freedom system. Steady state and transient response. Impulse response function. Dynamic amplification and resonance. Response to ground motion. Response spectrum analysis. Prerequisite: CE 320, 340, or consent of instructor.

446-3 Prestressed Concrete Design.

Fundamental concepts of analysis and design. Materials. Flexure, shear, and torsions. Deflections. Prestress losses. Composite beams. Indeterminate structures. Slabs. Bridges. Prerequisite: 444.

447-3 Seismic Design of Structures.

Basic seismology, earthquake characteristics and effects of earth-quakes on structures, vibration and diaphragm theories, seismic provisions of the International Building Code, general structural design and seismic resistant concrete and steel structures. Prerequisite: 442 or 444, concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

448-3 Structural Design of Highway Bridges.

Structural design of highway bridges in accordance with the specifications of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO); superstructure includes concrete decks, steel girders, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete girders; sub-structure includes abutments, wingwalls, piers, and footings. Prerequisite: CE 442 or 444 or concurrent enrollment, or consent of instructor.

451-3 Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering Applications.

An introduction to finite element techniques and computer methods in finite element applications. Theory and structure of algorithms for one-dimensional and multi-dimensional problems. Applications in solid mechanics, structural analysis, groundwater and fluid flow, and heat transfer. Prerequisite: ENGR 351.

471-3 Groundwater Hydrology.

Analysis of groundwater flow and the transport of pollution by subsurface flow; applications to the design of production wells and remediation of polluted areas; finite difference methods for subsurface analyses. Prerequisite: 370 or consent of instructor.

472-3 Open Channel Hydraulics.

Open channel flow, energy and momentum, design of channels, gradually varied flow computations, practical problems, spatially varied flow, rapidly varied flow, unsteady flow, flood routing, method of characteristics. Prerequisite: 474 or consent of instructor.

473-3 Hydrologic Analysis and Design.

Hydrological cycle, stream-flow analysis, hydrograph generation, frequency analysis, flood routing, watershed analysis, urban hydrology, flood plain analysis. Application of hydrology to the design of small dams, spillways, drainage systems. Prerequisite: CE 370.

474-3 Hydraulic Engineering Design.

Study of pipe flow, network systems, pump selection, open channel flow, uniform flow, critical flow, gradually varied flow, rapidly varied flow, design of transitions, water surface profiles. Prerequisite: CE 370 and ENGR 351.

486-3 Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials.

Overview of common nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, such as visual inspection, eddy current, X-ray, and ultrasonics, to measure physical characteristics of and to detect defects in engineering materials. Laboratory experiments include contact ultrasonic, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and infrared thermography methods of testing. Prerequisites: CE 320 and CE 330 with grades of C or better.

492-1 to 4 Special Problems in Civil Engineering.

Selected engineering topics or problems in (a) structural engineering; (b) hydraulic engineering; (c) environmental engineering; (d) applied mechanics; (e)geotechnical engineering; (f) computational mechanics; (g) surveying engineering. Four hours maximum credit. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

495-6 (3,3) Civil Engineering Design.

(a)Engineering ethics and professionalism. Project development skills, feasibility and cost estimation, project management, auto-cad applications in civil engineering. Selection of projects, formation of design teams, development of a design proposal. Written and oral presentations of the design proposal. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in 320, 330, 418, 442 or 444, and 474. (b) A capstone design experience using a team approach for the preliminary and final design of a civil engineering project. Documentation of all stages of the design project. Written and oral presentation of the final design. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: 495a.