Civil Engineering Technology (CET)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

CET 101 Intro to Civil Engineering Technology 2(1-2)
Introduction to the field of Civil Engineering Technology: review career opportunities, study the engineering design process, explore issues of professional ethics, and do team projects. (F)

CET 102 Surveying I 3(0-6)
Beginning course in plane surveying; covers proper chaining techniques, care and use of engineering levels, differential leveling, traversing, and construction surveying. (F)

CET 103 Surveying II 3(0-6)
Introduction to land, topographic, and construction surveying. Prerequisite: CET 102, or permission of instructor. Corequisite: CET 116. (S)

CET 115 Civil Drafting I 3(0-6)
An introduction to basic drafting, AutoCAD and Structural Detail drafting. Corequisite: CET 102. (F)

CET 116 Civil Drafting II 3(0-6)
An introduction to maps, traverses, contours, plans and profiles, cut and fills. An introduction to architectural plans, elevations and section. Prerequisite: CET 115. Corequisite: CET 103. (S)

CET 202 Statics 3(3-0)
Basic concepts and application of static forces, couples, resultants, equilibrium, friction, frames, trusses, free body diagrams, and centroids. (F)

CET 206 Strength of Materials 4(3-2)
A study of the response of materials to loads with attention to stresses, strains, elastic and plastic responses to loading. Experiments demonstrate those principles. Prerequisite: CET 202. (S)

CET 207 Construction Materials and Methods 3(3-0)
Properties, uses and methods of assembly of building materials as they apply to the construction industry. (F)

CET 208 Concrete and Asphalt Materials 3(2-2)
Study of Portland cement concrete and bituminous pavements. Manufacturing, mix design, placing and finishing of these materials. The laboratory includes ASTM testing of these materials. (S)

CET 215 Advanced Surveying I 3(0-6)
Develops professional skills in surveying, electronic traversing, state plane coordinates, and global positioning. Prerequisites: CET 103 and MATH 124. (F)

CET 216 Advanced Surveying II 3(0-6)
Highway and route surveys, horizontal and vertical curves, grades, slope staking and earthwork. Prerequisites: CET 103 and MATH 124. (S)

CET 222 Dynamics 3(3-0)
A study of the basic equations of motion, kinematics, kinetics, momentum, potential energy, work, and highway dynamics. Prerequisite: CET 202. (S)

CET 226 Engineering Problem Solving 2(1-2)
An introduction to computer programming to solve engineering problems that apply to the complete spectrum of civil engineering technology courses. Prerequisites: CIS 101 and 104 and MATH 121. (F)

CET 303 Construction Management 3(3-0)
Job specifications, contractor, organization, bonding, contracts, insurance and labor relations. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. (S)

CET 304 Construction Cost Estimating I 3(3-0)
Estimating related to building construction industry. Quantity take-off, labor and material costs, records and assembling a general contractor’s bid. Prerequisite: CET 207 or permission of instructor. (F)

CET 305 Construction Cost Estimating II 3(3-0)
Estimating relating to heavy and highway construction. Covers heavy equipment selection, use and production rates. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. (S)

CET 313 Architectural Drafting I 3(0-6)
Preparation of a complete set of working drawings for a modern residential building. Prerequisite: CET 115. (F)

CET 314 Architectural Drafting II 3(0-6)
Introduction to architectural design, design sketches and working drawings for a light commercial building. Prerequisite: CET 115. (S)

CET 315 Soil Mechanics Technology 3(2-2)
Basic principles of soil mechanics and foundation design as they apply to design and construction. ATSM field tests will be done in the laboratory. Prerequisite: ET 206. (S)

CET 316 Structural Analysis 3(3-0)
Introduction to the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Prerequisite: ET 206 (F)

CET 372 Traffic Analysis and Control 3(2-2)
Introduction to traffic engineering including traffic system characteristics, traffic studies, capacity analysis, and traffic control. Laboratory activities include traffic data collection and analysis. Prerequisites: PHYS 201 or CET 222 or permission of instructor. (S)

CET 401 Land Surveying 3(3-0)
Boundary control, property descriptions, deeds, subdivisions, emphasizing the legal aspects of land law and surveying. Prerequisite: CET 103 or permission of instructor. (F)

CET 404 Structural Steel Design 3(3-0)
Structural steel design of beams, columns, girders and trusses to AISC standards. Prerequisite: CET 316. (S)

CET 405 Reinforced Concrete Design 3(3-0)
Design of reinforced concrete beams, columns, girders and floor systems to conform to current ACI code. Prerequisite: CET 316. (F)

CET 411 Hydraulics 3(2-2)
Study of non-compressible fluids including the flow of water in pipes and open channels. Laboratory involves measuring static pressure, head losses, and flow rates. Prerequisite: ET 202. (F)

CET 412 Hydrology 3(3-0)
Hydrologic cycle including precipitation, streamflow, ground-water runoff and the preparation of hydro graphs and frequency analysis. Prerequisite: junior standing. (S)

CET 414 Bridge Design 3(3-0)
Design of bridge slabs, beams, abutments, wingwalls, piers, and footings. Prerequisite: senior status. (*)

CET 415 Water and Sewer System Design 3(3-0)
Fundamental principles of water supply and sewage design. Prerequisite: senior status. (*)

CET 455 Senior Project Seminar 1(1-0)
Students formulate a proposal for their senior project and make written and oral presentations of the proposal. Speakers from industry present real-world examples. Prerequisite: senior standing in CET. (S/U grading) (F)

CET 456 Senior Project 3(1-4)
Practical realistic projects relating to CET discipline are selected for design, analysis, and execution. Students prepare reports and make oral presentations. Prerequisite: CET 455. (S)

CET 473 Highway Design 3(3-0)
A study of highway planning and design. Prerequisites: senior standing or approval of instructor. (S)

CET 475 Engineer-In-Training Preparation 3(3-0)
This course is designed as preparation for the state Engineer-In-Training examination. Subjects include general engineering and civil engineering topics. Prerequisites: senior standing or approval of instructor. (S)

CET 491 Special Topics (1-3 VAR)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable

CET 495 Independent Study (1-3 VAR)
Directed study for students interested in specific areas of CET. Prerequisite: junior standing in CET and permission of instructor. (F,S) Repeatable

CET 496 Cooperative Education Placement (1-4 VAR)
Industrial cooperative education work experience under the direction of a field supervisor and faculty member. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (F,S,SS) Repeatable