Department of Civil Engineering

Professor James R. McDonald, Chairperson.

Horn Professor Mehta; Professors Borrelli, Fedler, Gregory, Kiesling, Norville, J. Smith, Sweazy, Thompson, Urban, and Vallabhan; Associate Professors Jayawickrama, Rainwater, Ramsey, Sarkar, and Vann; Assistant Professors Jackson, Mollhagen, Senadheera, and D Smith; Research Assistant Professor Phelan; Lecturer Lawson; Emeritus Faculty: Dvoracek and Keho.

This department supervises the following degree programs: CIVIL ENGINEERING, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy; ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering and Master of Environmental Engineering; and ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, Master of Science in Environmental Technology Management. The undergraduate requirements for the B.S. in Civil Engineering degree and the requirements for the Master of Environmental Engineering degree are given in the accompanying curriculum tables.

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering has three elements:

·To provide excellent instruction and design experiences essential for graduates to enter the practice of civil engineering and pursue lifelong professional development;

·To provide research opportunities for students that generate, communicate, and apply new knowledge for the betterment of society; and

·To foster a spirit of service and leadership among students and faculty, and assist the public in addressing issues concerning use of our resources, protecting our environment, and developing our infrastructure.

To accomplish the goals of the mission, faculty members established the following objectives based on input from our constituencies:

·To identify, reassess, and impart essential knowledge elements, tools, and skills necessary for civil engineering graduates to become successful engineers and lifelong learners;

·To continually strive to improve student performance and graduation rates;

·To encourage students to become licensed professional engineers;

·To provide a meaningful research experience for our students;

·To promote active and effective participation of students and faculty in service activities at local, regional, and national levels as well as on campus;

·To balance faculty efforts among teaching, research, and service; and

·To instill pride and loyalty in our graduates that will result in a natural desire to support the department through service and monetary gifts.

As the desired outcomes of the program, the students will have:

·Ability to understand and apply mathematics, science, and engineering science to solve engineering problems;

·Ability to design modern engineering systems;

·Experience in working on multidisciplinary teams;

·Understanding the importance of lifelong learning in professional practice;

·Ability to communicate by written, oral, and graphical means;

·Opportunities for undergraduate research experiences for as many students as possible within funding limitations;

·Leadership skills needed for professional practice and community service;

·Awareness of professional ethics expected in professional practice;

·A balanced view of the importance of academic endeavors, research, and professional and public service; and

·Membership and active participation in professional and honor societies such as ASCE, TSPE, Chi Epsilon, and Tau Beta Pi.

The Civil Engineering Department supports the concept of the Dynamic Enrollment Management Plan and has adopted the following version of it. Prior to the third year of the curriculum shown below and before enrolling in subsequent civil engineering courses, each student must file an application for admission to the civil engineering degree program by submitting a degree plan. To obtain approval of the degree plan, students must acquire a C or better in all courses. To graduate, the student must maintain the above standards in subsequent courses, complete the specified minimum number of hours in each of these subject areas, and have a C or better in all courses in their degree program. Changes in the degree plan or exceptions to the above conditions require written approval of the chairperson of the Department of Civil Engineering. Forms and information pertaining to departmental regulations are available in the Department of Civil Engineering office.

Students interested in obtaining both the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and the Master of Architecture degrees should refer to the dual-degree curriculum listed in the College of Architecture section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR*
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calc. I 3 MATH 1352, Calc. II 3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric 3
U.S. History 3 CE 1305, Engr. Anal. I 3
CE 1130, Civil Engr. Seminar I 1 PHYS 1308, Prin. of Phys. I 3
EGR 1306, Engr. Graphics 3 PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.) 1
CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I 3 CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II 3
CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab.) 1 CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab.) 1
17 17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calc. III 3 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. I 3
PHYS 2301, Prin. of Phys. II 3 ME 3301, Engr. Thermo. I 3
PHYS 1106, Prin. of Phys. II (Lab.) 1 CE 3303, Mech. of Solids 3
CE 2301, Statics 3 CE 3305, Mech. of Fluids 3
CTEC 2301, Surveying 3 Statistics 3
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org. 3 **Technical Writing 3
CE 2101, Construction Matls. 1 18
17
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
CE 3440, Struc. Anal. I 4 CE 3372, Water Sys. Des. 3
CE 3354, Intro. to Hydrology 3 CE 3341, Prin. of Struc. Des. 3
CE 3309, Envir. Engr. I 3 CE 3302, Dynamics 3
CE 3171, Envir. Engr. Lab. 1 CE 3130, Civil Engr. Seminar II 1
CE 3105, Mech. of Fluids Lab. 1 EE 2304, Elec. Sys. Anal. 3
CE 3103, Mech. of Solids Lab. 1 POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol. 3
CE 3321, Intro. to Geotech. Engr. 3 16
CE 3121, Geotech. Engr. Lab. 1
17
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
CE 4343, Des. Concr. Struct. 3 CE 4330, Des. Engr. Sys. 3
CE 4292, Engr. Ethics & Prof. 2 CE 4293, Engr. Law 2
IE 3301, Engr. Eco. Anal 3 ++Elective (prof. dev.) 3
U.S. History 3 +Elective (humanity) 3
CE 4361, Transport. Engr. 3 +Elective (humanity) 3
++Elective (design) 3 ++Elective (design) 3
17 17

Minimum hours required for graduation-136.

*See Alternate Freshman Year.

**Select from IE 3341 or MATH 3342.

Humanities electives should satisfy multicultural and visual and performing arts requirements of the Core Curriculum. Obtain departmental approval before enrolling in courses to satisfy humanity electives.

+Electives shall be selected as follows:

Designchoose from CE 4309, 4321, 4342, 4353.

Oral communicationschoose from Core Curriculum requirements or others approved by the department.

++Select from ENGL 2311 or 3365.

Master of Environmental Engineering

The traditional path to becoming an environmental engineer involves completing the B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. (with environmental engineering specialization) degrees or B.S.Ch.E. and M.S.Ch.E. degrees. Although the traditional path produces graduates in high demand by employers, certain parts of the environmental engineering spectrum demand graduates with a more specialized degree program. The M.Env.E. program is a 5-year "freshman-to-master's degree" program. The M.Env.E. program provides graduates with strong preparation in biology, chemistry, and environmental engineering. Students choosing the M.Env.E. degree program are B.S.C.E. majors until formally admitted to the M.Env.E. program at the end of the second curriculum year. Students must pass the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and meet the university's graduate school admission requirements before enrolling in graduate level courses.

The specific educational objectives were established during the original development of the curriculum and program standards, and may be stated as follows:

·The graduates of the M.Env.E. program will be prepared for environmental engineering practice through a curriculum that stresses design and application of engineering principles, rather than research.

·The inclusion of a broad background in biology, chemistry, and geology will make the M.Env.E. graduates able to interact directly with environmental scientists in regulatory agencies, consulting firms, and industrial organizations.

·The M.Env.E. graduates will be attractive employees for petrochemical industries, as well as more traditional consulting and regulatory positions, through combination of basic chemical engineering process principles with a strong environmental engineering foundation.

The Engineering Criteria 2000 established requirements for major focus areas and proficiencies to be included in an accredited program in environmental engineering. The major focus areas of water supply and resources, environmental systems modeling, environmental chemistry, wastewater management, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, air pollution control, and environmental health are included in specific advanced and graduate level courses within the curriculum. Further information about our curriculum and assessment procedures can be found at the departmental Web site <www.ce.ttu.edu>.

Master of Environmental Engineering Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calc. I 3 MATH 1352, Calc. II 3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Ess. of Coll. Rhet. 3
CE 1305, Engr. Anal. I 3 CE 1130, Civil Engr. Seminar I 1
Life or Earth Science elective 4 CHE 1311, Intr. to Che. Processes 3
CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I 3 ENVE 1301, Intro. to Env. Systems 3
CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab.) 1 CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II 3
17 CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab.) 1
17
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calc. III 3 Life or Earth Science elective 4
PHYS 1308, Prin. of Phys. I 3 CE 3303, Mech. of Solids 3
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.) 1 CE 3305, Mech. of Fluids 3
CHE 2311, Chem. Proc. Prin. 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. of Phys. II 3
CE 2301, Statics 3 PHYS 1106, Prin. of Phys. II (Lab.) 1
HIST 2300, Hist of U. S. to 1877 3 POLS 1301, Am. Govt. Org. 3
16 17
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
ENVE 3309, Env. Engr. 3 BIOL 3309, Popu, Comm., and Ecosys. 3
ENVE 3203, Env, Meas. 2 MATH 3350, Math for Engrs. I 3
ENVE 3404, Design of Env. Str. 4 CHEM 3306, Organic Chem. 3
CHEM 3305, Organic Chem. 3 ENVE 4309, Water & Wastewater Trt. 3
CE 3321, Intro. Geotech Eng. 3 C E 3354, Intro to Hydrology 3
Statistics 3 CE 3130, Civil Eng. Sem. II 1
18 16
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
CE 4363, Groundwater Hydro. 3 ++Elective 3
CE 3372, Water Sys. Design 3 ++Humanities Elective 3
C E 3105, Mech. Fluids Lab 1 ENVE 4311, Env. Sys. Models 3
POLS 2302, Am. Pub. Pol. 3 **Technical Elective 3
+Humanities Elective 3 *C E 5393, Unit Processes Lab 3
HIST 2301, Hist. of U. S. since 1877 3 C E 4292, Eng. Ethics and Prof. 2
16 17
FIFTH YEAR
Fall Spring
*C E 5396, Env. Impact Anal 3 *ENVE 5303, Des. of Air Pol. Ctr. Sys. 3
*CE 5395, Solid and Haz. Waste 3 *ENVE 5304, Envir. Law and Pol. 3
*ENVE 5305, Env. Sys. Des. I 3 *ENVE 5306, Env. Sys. Des. II 3
*Ch E 5360, Adv. Ind. Waste Trt. 3 *CE 5364, Groundwater Transp. 3
*ENVE 5302, Envir. Hygie. Engr. Cont. 3 **Technical Elective 3
C E 5101, C E Grad Seminar 1 15
16

Minimum hours required for graduation165.

*Graduate course (course descriptions listed in Graduate Catalog).

**Choose technical electives from the following: CHE 5361, 5362, CE 5398, 5360, 5327, PHY 6304, PVM 6303.

Life and Earth Sciencechoose 2 from BIOL 1401, 1402, and/or GEOL 1303, 1101.

Select IE 3341 or MATH 3342.

Humanities electives should satisfy multicultural and visual and performing arts requirements of the Core Curriculum. Obtain departmental approval before enrolling in courses to satisfy humanity electives.

Courses in Civil Engineering. (CE)

1130. Civil Engineering Seminar I (1:0:2). Introduction of first-year and transfer civil engineering students to the practice of civil engineering.

1305. Engineering Analysis I (3:3:0). Corequisite: MATH 1351. Formulation development, and presentation of solutions to typical engineering problems. An introduction to numerical analysis and various computer techniques.

2101. Construction Materials Laboratory (1:0:3). Corequisite: CE 1305. Laboratory determination and interpretation of engineering properties of construction materials including steel, concrete, aluminum, wood, and masonry.

2301. Statics (3:3:0). Corequisite: MATH 1352, PHYS 1308, 1105. Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia.

3103. Mechanics of Solids Laboratory (1:0:3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Laboratory measurements and observation of behavior of solid materials.

3105. Mechanics of Fluids Laboratory (1:0:3). Prerequisite: CE 3305. Experimental studies of fluid behavior.

3121. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1:0:3). Corequisite: CE 3321. Laboratory determination and engineering evaluation of the physical properties of soils.

3130. Civil Engineering Seminar II (1:0:2). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of concepts of professionalism, engineering practice, leadership, and effectiveness of oral and written communications.

3171. Environmental Engineering Laboratory I (1:0:3). Corequisite: CE 3309. Performance of standard analytical methods used to measure water and wastewater quality. Evaluation of limits to data produced by standard methods.

3302. Dynamics (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2301; corequisite: MATH 2350. A study of motions of particles and rigid bodies. [ENGR 2302]

3303. Mechanics of Solids (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2301. Theory of stress and strain in elastic and inelastic bodies subject to various conditions of loading.

3305. Mechanics of Fluids (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2301. Hydrostatics; dynamics of viscous and nonviscous fluids; resistance to flow; flow in pipes and open channels.

3309. Environmental Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308 and CE 3305. Corequisite: C E 3171. Water and wastewater characteristics; design of systems used for water and wastewater treatment management; treatment of solid and hazardous waste and air pollution.

3321. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Physical properties of soils; theories of soil strength, consolidation, and settlement; soil stabilization; slope stability analysis; selected design topics.

3341. Principles of Structural Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3440. Fundamental principles of structural design with consideration for the selection of materials and systems. Team approach to design; oral and written presentations.

3354. Engineering Hydrology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3305. Analysis and design methods related to the occurrence and distribution of surface and groundwater; precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and frequency analysis.

3372. Water Systems Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3305, 3354; corequisite: CE 3105. Hydraulic analysis and design of municipal water distribution, stormwater collection, and wastewater collection systems. Oral and written presentations.

3385. Structural Mechanics (3:3:0). Statics and mechanics of solids for students of architecture: history, urban, or design option.

3440. Structural Analysis I (4:3:3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Introduction to the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures.

4000. Special Studies in Civil Engineering (V1-6). Individual studies in civil engineering areas of special interest.

4292. Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (2:2:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of department chairperson. Principles and practice of engineering ethics and professionalism. [ENGR 4092]

4293. Engineering Law (2:2:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering or consent of department chairperson. Engineering law as it relates to professional and industrial problems; legal aspects of contracts, specifications, and liabilities.

4309. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design (3:2:3). Prerequisite: C E 3309. Advanced topics in design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Reliability, operational efficiency, and cost effectiveness of system components are examined.

4321. Geotechnical Engineering Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3321. Design principles and applications involving site investigation, soil improvement, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, lateral earth pressure, spread footings, pier and pile foundations, retaining walls.

4330. Design of Engineering Systems (3:2:3). Prerequisite: Senior standing, and either CE 4342 or CE 4343 or corequisite CE 4353 or 4309 and consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary team approach to the design of complex engineering systems; should be taken during last semester of undergraduate program. Oral and written presentations.

4331. Special Problems in Civil Engineering (3). Individual studies in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit.

4333. Special Problems in Water Resources (3). Individual studies in water resources. May be repeated for credit.

4340. Structural Analysis II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3440 or consent of instructor. The analysis of structures by matrix methods.

4342. Design of Steel Structures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2101 and 3341. A course in design of structural steel systems by the LFRD method.

4343. Design of Concrete Structures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2101 and 3341. A course in design of reinforced concrete systems by strength design methods.

4353. Design of Hydraulic Systems (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3305. Design of open channel and pressure conveyance systems for water; includes introduction to use of HEC-2.

4361. Transportation Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CTEC 2301; corequisite: CE 3321, and senior standing or approval of instructor. Basic design and analysis concepts of highway systems; geometrics; intersection design; pavement design.

4363. Groundwater Hydrology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3354 or consent of instructor. Groundwater flow; well hydraulics, development, and management of groundwater resources; water quality; mathematical modeling with available software. Introduction to design of wells and well fields.

4385. Structures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3381. Studies of steel, reinforced concrete, and timber structures for students of architecture in the history, urban, or design options.

Courses in Environmental Engineering. (ENVE)

1301. Introduction to Environmental Systems (3:2:3). Corequisite: CE 1305. Introduces environmental problem analysis techniques; philosophies of water minimization; waste recovery, recycling, treatment or disposal; identification and determination of materials and energy flows, natural and man-made systems.

3203. Environmental Measurements (2:1:3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308 and 1108. Laboratory methods using appropriate quality assurance procedures to characterize environmental parameters important in air pollution control, water and waste water quality, and solid and hazardous waste management.

3309. Environmental Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308 and CE 3305. Corequisite: ENVE 3203. Water and wastewater characteristics and design of systems used for water and wastewater treatment management and treatment of solid and hazardous waste and air pollution.

3404. Design of Environmental Structures (4:3:3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Corequisite: CE 3321. Procedures used in structural analysis and geotechnical considerations for foundation design in difficult soil conditions; elementary principles for the design of concrete floors, walls, and foundations.

4309. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design (3:2:3). Prerequisite: ENVE 3309 and 3203. Advanced topics in design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Reliability, operational efficiency, and cost effectiveness of system components are examined.

4311. Environmental Systems Models (3:2:3). Prerequisite: MATH 3350. Application of various computer models used in the

analysis and solution for environmental engineering problems in air, water, solid, and hazardous wastes are applied.


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