The courses described below are listed in numerical-alphabetical order by discipline
CHE 105 General Chemistry 4 credits
Introduction to basic principles of chemistry, atomic structure, molecule and ions, chemical reactions and balancing chemical reactions, precipitation reactions. Acid-Base reactions, redox reactions and balancing. Redox reactions. Stoichiometric relationships in chemical reactions, concentration and dilution, Acid base titration, redox titration. Gases.
CMP 101 Introduction to Programming 3 credits
An introduction to fundamental concepts, construction of digital computer system hardware and software. Machine language concepts and internal data representations, integer, real and character data types. Algorithms and flowcharts as tools of program design process. Basic program structure. Programming by using sequencing, alteration and iteration methods.
MTH 101 Calculus I 4 credits
Functions, limits and continuity. Derivatives. Mean value theorem. Sketching graphs. Definite integrals, infinite integrals (antiderivatives). Logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives. L’Hospital’s rule. Techniques of integration. Applications of the definite integral, improper integrals.
PHY 101 General Physics I 4 credits
Measurement, Estimating, Kinematics in one Dimension, Vectors, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Application of Newton’s Laws, Work and Energy, Conservation of Energy, Linear Momentum and Collisions.
MTH 102 Calculus II 4 credits
Plane and polar co-ordinates, area in polar co-ordinates, arc length of curves. Limit, continuity and differentiability of function of several variables, extreme values, method of Lagrange multipliers. Double integral, triple integral with applications. Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Sequences, infinite series, power series, Taylor’s series. Complex numbers.
Prerequisite: MTH 101
PHY 102 General Physics II 4 credits
Centre of Mass, Rotation About a Fixed Axis ( angular quantities, kinematic equations, torque, moment of inertia, rotational kinetic energy), General Rotation, (the torque vector, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum) Static Equilibrium, Elasticity and Fracture (statics, stability and balance, elasticity, stress, strain, fracture, trusses and bridges, arches and domes), Fluids (density, pressure, Pascal’s principle, bouyancy and Archimedes principles, fluids in flow, Bernoulli’s equation).
Prerequisite: PHY 101
MEC 101 Technical Drawing I 3 credits
Introduction to technical drawing. Drawing instruments and their use, lettering, lines, geometry of straight lines, scale drawing. Dimensions. Development of surfaces, shape description, selection of views, projecting the views. Pictorial drawing, diametric trimetric projection. Isometric projection, oblique projection. Perspective drawing cross section.
GEO 102 Geology for Civil Engineers 3 credits
Introduction to geology, the earth, time and geology, plate tectonics, minerals and rocks, structural geology, weathering, groundwater. Landslides and other processes. Earthquakes and volcanic activity. Applications of geology to engineering practice
Prerequisite: ENG 101
MTH 201 Differential Equations 3 credits
Ordinary first order differential equations: separable, homogeneous, linear and exact. Bernoulli, U-substitution and Reduction of Order methods. Higher order differential equations with constant and variable coefficients, method of undetermined coefficients, Cauchy technique, variation of parameters. Laplace transforms and their applications in solving differential equations. Basics of matrices and linear systems.
Prerequisite: MTH 102
MEC 203 Statics 4 credits
Introduction to rigid body mechanics. Equivalent force systems: concepts of moment, couple, resultant. Equilibrium: free-body diagram; equations of equilibrium. Structural analysis: trusses, beams, shear force and bending moment diagrams by method of sections and method of integration. Properties of surfaces; area moment and centroid; moments and product of inertia; principal directions.
Prerequisite: PHY 101
CE 231 Engineering Economy 3 credits
The principles of Engineering Economy. Interest, time value of money and equivalence. Engineering cost analysis. Inflation, cost estimation, depreciation, and valuation depletion. Selection between alternatives. Computer applications. Life cycle cost of construction projects and building projects. Basic taxation.
MEC 205 Material Science 3 credits
Review of basic concepts related to internal structures and formation of materials. Mechanical properties of engineering materials. Elastic behaviours; ductility, brittleness, toughness and hardness of materials. Creep and fatigue.
Prerequisite: CHE 105
MAT 202 Advanced Calculus 3 credits
Matrix Properties, Matrix Algebra, Solving Equation Systems (cramer’s rule, inverse method cofactor method), fourier series, complex form of fouries series, and fourier integrals, power series solutions of ordinary differential equations.
Prerequisite: MAT 102
CVE 207 Surveying and Engineering 4 credits
Introduction to surveying. Basic principles of surveying, classes of survey, scales, linear surveying. Errors in measurement. Levelling profiles, cross sections, area and volume calculation, contouring. Tachometry.
MEC 204 Dynamics 3 credits
Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies: absolute motion, work – energy and impulse momentum. System of particles. Kinetics of rigid bodies Euler’s equation, plane motion of rigid bodies.
Prerequisite: MEC 203
CVE 224 Strength of Materials 4 credits
Introduction to stress and strain concepts. Stresses and deformations of axially loaded members. Method of analysis. State of stress and state of strain. Internal forces and moments in beams. Normal and shear stresses and deflection of laterally loaded members. Torsion of circular bars. Stability.
Prerequisite: MEC 203
CVE 244 Materials of Construction 4 credits
Production, types, uses in construction, properties and related test of the following materials; cements, gypsum, lime, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, bituminous materials, aggregates. Properties of fresh concrete mixtures. Pre-stressed concrete. Building stone and wood.
Prerequisite: MEC 205
MTH 301 Numerical Analysis for Engineers 3 credits
Numerical solution of linear and non-linear systems of equations. Numerical differentiation and integration. Eigen-values and Eigen-vectors. Interpolating, polynomials. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.
Prerequisite: MTH 201
MTH 312 Probability and Statistical Methods 3 credits
Descriptive statistics, histograms, central tendency, dispersion and correlation measures. Basic probability concepts, random variables, probability density and mass function. Hypothesis testing, confidence intervals. Law of large numbers and central limit theorem. Regression analysis. Applications in Engineering.
Prerequisite: MTH 102
CVE 300 Summer Practice II
Subjects that are acceptable for summer practice: surveying, time-keeping, checking and testing construction materials, assisting resident engineers, preparing quantity and cost estimates, unit price estimates, Civil Engineering drawings and graphs, use of computational machines and taking part in construction work. The department may organise a compulsory, collective summer practice program in place of the above (minimum 30 working days).
CMP 210 Computer Applications 3 credits
Introduction to reinforced concrete, steel and timber analysis and design using; SAP200, IDECAD and STA4CAD.
CVE 351 Transportation Engineering 3 credits
Principles of Highway Engineering. Excessive Fall. Safe Stopping Sight Distance Safe Passing Sight distance. Horizontal curve design. Super Elevation calculations. Vertical sag and crest curves. Vertical curve design. Area and volume calculations. Bruckner’s Method.
Prerequisite: CVE 204
CVE 361 Soil Mechanics I 4 credits
Introduction to engineering problems involving soil. Ground investigation. Soil description and classification. Phase relationship. Hydrostatic and excess pore pressure, principles of effective stress. Permeability and its measurement. Darcy’s law. Two dimensional steady state flow through soil, seepage and flow nets. Mohr-Coulomb shear strength theory. Measurement of shear strength parameters. Compaction of soil.
CVE 362 Soil Mechanics II 4 credits
Stresses in soil mass. Lateral earth pressure at rest: active and passive earth pressure. Rankine’s and Coulomb’s theories. Design of earth retaining structure. Fundamentals of consolidation. One dimensional consolidation. Settlements. Bearing capacity. Stability of slopes. End-of construction and long-term stability.
Prerequisite: CVE 361
MEC 355 Fluid Mechanics 4 credits
Physical properties of fluids, fluid statics, pressure forces on plane and curved surfaces. Stability of floating and submerged objects. Fluid flow concepts and basic equations. Continuity, energy and momentum principles. Viscous effects in fluid flow, open and closed conduit flows. Potential flow theory.
Prerequisite: MTH 201
MEC 310 Hydromechanics 3 credits
Dimensional analysis and similarity theory of hydraulic models; laminar and turbulent flows. Fractional factor in pipe flow. Computation of flow in single pipe. Pipe line systems and networks. General characteristics and classification of open channel flow, pressure and velocity distribution. Continuity equation. Energy concept, momentum principle. Uniform flow. Rapidly varied flow, gradually varied flow. Design of non-erodable and erodable channels.
Prerequisite: MEC 355
CVE 374 Engineering Hydrology 3 credits
Introduction, hydrologic cycle, weather and hydrology. Dominant hydrometeorological factors; precipitation, formation, measurement and analysis of data, snow pack and snow melt, stream flow. Watershed system measurement, evaporation and evapotranspiration; surface and subsurface water interactions. Hydrograph analysis and synthesis, flood routing. Probability in hydrology. Introduction to stochastic hydrology and simulation methods
CVE 381 Structural Analysis I 4 credits
Definition, classification, idealisation and modelling of structures. Analysis of statically determinate structures, including beams, frames, trusses and arches. Analysis of cables. Work and energy principles and their application in deformation analysis of structures.
Prerequisite: CVE 224
CVE 382 Structural Analysis II 4 credits
Introduction to structural analysis. Force method of structural analysis. Displacement methods. Slope deflection, moment distribution. Stiffness method, derivation of element stiffness matrices, assembly procedures, computerised implementation of the stiffness method and use of industrial programs. Large scale structural analysis, influence lines and moving loads.
Prerequisite: CVE 381
CE 400 Summer Practice II (Course Outline)
Subjects that are acceptable for summer practice: quantity and cost estimates, application of plans to site conditions, mix design, taking part in reinforced concrete work, structural highway and hydraulic designs preparing standard engineering drawings (minimum 30 working days).
CVE 431 Construction Engineering and Management 3 credits
Construction machinery, engineering fundamentals, description, types, selection, criteria and output analysis of basic construction equipments. Contracting law, bidding law, general specifications for public works, labour relations.Profile of the construction sector, company and site organisation, construction planning, safety engineering, human relations. A project, which requires the student to carry out quantity surveying and legal paperwork of a construction project.
CE 461 Foundation Engineering 3 credits
Subsurface exploration. Boring and sampling methods. Field load test. Types of loads on foundations. Allowable settlement of structures. Individual column footing, wall footings. Cantilever footings. Combined footings and raft foundations. Rigid and elastic design methods
Prerequisite: CE 362
CVE 471 Water Resources Engineering I 3 credits
The occurrence, sources, distribution and movement of groundwater. Aquifer types, differential equations of confined and unconfined aquifers. Well hydraulics. Graphical analysis, numerical and experimental solution of ground water flow. Water transmission by pipelines, hydraulics and operation of pumped discharge lines and gravity pipelines, design of pipelines and design and water distribution systems.
Prerequisite: MEC 310
CVE 472 Water Resources Engineering II 3 credits
Planning and operation of reservoirs; types and design of dams, spillways gates and outlets; control of erosion and sediment transport; irrigation and drainage systems; flood protection; hydrostatic power plants; management of ground water utilisation.
Prerequisite: CVE 471
CE 481 Reinforced Concrete Theory 4 credits
General Reinforced Concrete behaviour: moment-curvature relationship; plastic hinge, redistribution. Behaviour and strength of members under combined shear and torsion. Equilibrium torsion, compatibility torsion, punching, capacity design. Repair/strengthening principles: column, beam, slab, repair, structural system improvement. Seismic design principles. Serviceability. Detailing.
Prerequisite: CE 224
CVE 484 Design of Steel Structures 3 credits
Behaviour of steel structures. Tension members, compression members, beams, combined bending and compression, simple steel structures: riveted, bolted and welded connections.
Prerequisite: CVE 381
CVE 486 Structural Design 3 credits
One and two way slabs, joist floors. Wall, individual, combined and continuous footings, mat foundations. Stairs, structural systems; framed, wall and combined structures, flat slabs, flat plates, masonry. Modelling. Approximate methods of structural analysis, most unfavourable loading. Introduction to advanced methods of construction; prefabricated, pre-stressed concrete, composite structures etc. Professional authority and responsibility.
Prerequisites: CVE 382 and CVE 481
CE 498 Special Project 4 credits
Graduation Project: Application of Civil Engineering theories and topics on paper for design. The graduation project is chosen by the students and taken up after the approval of the relevant lecturer.
Prerequisites: CE 382 and CE 481