Civil Engineering

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CET 100 : Engineering Blueprints

This course introduces the student to the various types of engineering drawings. Topics include architectural, civil, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering blueprints. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify techniques, symbols, language, and purpose of the engineering drawings covered. Also taught as AUT 104, DDT 114, MTT 121.

hours

3

CET 101 : Introduction to Engineering Technology

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts, terminology, and procedures associated with applied analytical skills needed to succeed in higher level courses. Topics include engineering notation, use of scientific calculator, basic algebra, trigonometry, and geometry. Also taught as AUT 118, EET 100, MTT 107.  CORE

hours

3

CET 105 : Introduction to Microstation

This course teaches the basic techniques and concepts used in setting up a computer-aided drafting software program on a personal computer to make technical drawings. Students use Microstation in application of drawing/design techniques. Students will be expected to draw proper basic, multi-view drawings using Microstation by the completion of the course.

hours

3

CET 111 : Fundamentals of Surveying

This course introduces the theory and practice of plane surveying and presents the basics associated with measuring angles and distances. Topics include historical perspective, care and use of instruments, taping, differential and profile leveling, transit, stadia, and transit-tape surveys. Upon completion, students will be able to apply the theory and practice of plane surveying to determine boundaries, areas, and volumes of land measurements.  CORE

hours

3

CET 112 : Intermediate Surveying

This course is a continuation of CET 111 with emphasis on route surveying. Topics include design and layout of horizontal and vertical curves, super elevation, and site distances. Upon completion, students will be able to design and to lay out roadways.  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

CET 111

CET 121 : Engineering Materials

This course introduces the student to the applications and characteristics of materials commonly used in engineering design. Topics include soil, wood, steel, concrete, and asphalt. Upon completion, students will be able identify and to explain the characteristics and uses of the various building materials and complete basic design or inspection of these materials.

hours

3

CET 131 : Highway Design and Construction

This course presents an overview of street and highway design from concept to construction. Topics include highway planning, design, and construction as well as driver, vehicle, and acteristics, highway capacity, sight distances, design of cross section and grade line, and drainage. Upon completion, students will be able to determine the best and most economical highway design practices.  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

As determined by instructor, CET 105, CET 112

CET 213 : Topographical Surveying and Drawing

This course introduces the student to the application of surveying and drafting principles to depict accurately a section of terrain with respect to elevations, distance, and contour lines. Topics include cross sections, contour lines, and stadia. Upon completion, students will be able to complete a topographical survey of a piece of property and draw a contour map of the property.

hours

3

Prerequisites

CET 111 and/or as required by program

CET 214 : Hydraulics

This course introduces fluid mechanics with primary emphasis on water and sewer. Topics include water at rest, open channel flow, drainage, area calculations, and sanitary and storm system design. Upon completion, students will be able to design a storm water system.  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

CET 101 and/or as required by program

CET 215 : Statics

This course is an overview of the principles of mechanics-statics whereby the external and the internal forces acting on a body may be analyzed and their effects ascertained. Topics such as coplanar and non-coplanar systems, parallel and non-parallel, and concurrent and non-concurrent forces will be examined. Upon completion, the student will be able to analyze simple to moderately complex structures and to determine the effects of these forces on the members of various systems.  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

CET 101 

CET 216 : Advanced Surveying

This course presents complex principles and practices used in high precision civil engineering survey projects. Topics include Alabama law as applied to modern surveying, minimum technical standards, use of electronic surveying equipment, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to complete a survey using minimum technical standards accurate to 1:10,000.

hours

3

Prerequisites

CET 111, CET 112

CET 217 : Strength of Materials

This course presents a look at the techniques used in the analysis and design of structural elements in systems with a view toward equipping the student to select structural members that are safe and economical. Topics include the study of stress strain curves, material properties and uses, and both bolted and welded connections. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to identify stresses in various structural members.  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

CET 215 

CET 221 : Construction Equipment

This course is a study in the use and economics of various types of construction equipment. Topics include owning and operating costs, rental rates, application, production maintenance, and equipment safety. Upon completion, the student should be able to evaluate the most economical and efficient uses of construction equipment.

hours

3

CET 222 : Residential Land Development

This course is an overview of engineering principles concerning various types of land development for residential use. Topics include single family, garden home, and multi-family development master planning. Upon completion of this course students will be able to design various types of residential developments.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105 and/or as required by program

CET 223 : Site Planning and Development

This course is an overview of the engineering principles of site grading and development. Topics include building orientation, parking, traffic flow, drainage, site grading, and earthwork. Upon completion of this course students will be able to design a site to include grading, drainage, parking, and building orientation.

hours

3

Prerequisites

MDT 105 and/or as required by program

CET 240 : Geographic Information Systems

This course is designed to introduce the student to the Geographic Information System (GIS) software. Topics will include storing, managing, and displaying spatial features and geographic data, coordinate systems, vector and raster data models, spatial data editing, and attribute data management. Upon completion students should be able to manipulate and edit GIS data.

hours

3