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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
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  •  135 Cr.Hrs
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Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Program Overview 

The CEE Department is one of the oldest departments in the College of Engineering at the University of Sharjah. The Department has highly-qualified instructors and supporting lab engineers and technicians. Their specializations and expertise span the main disciplines of modern civil engineering, including:
Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering Materials, Construction Engineering and Management, Transportation Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Surveying. The CEE Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE).

It is a four-year program fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Program is designed to reflect the special needs of the United Arab Emirates and the region in the development of structures and infrastructure for the benefit of the community.

Program Options: 

The CEE Department offers only one Civil Engineering Program which leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. The Program provides students with the opportunity to cover various sub-fields of civil engineering through the choice of final year technical electives. The Department also offers, under the umbrella of the Civil Engineering Program, a Concentration in Environmental Engineering.

Program Requirements

The Civil Engineering Program requires the completion of 135 credit hours distributed as follows:
BS in Civil Engineering (135 Credits)


UR
CR
PR
Total
Mandatory Credits
​15
26​
79
117
Electives Credits
​9
-​6​18​
Total   
​24
26​85​135​


I. University Requirements

These are the courses that must be taken by all students at the University, regardless of their major. Descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering section in this Bulletin.

II. College Requirements

These are the courses that must be taken by students enrolled in any of the College of Engineering’s programs. Descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering section in this bulletin.

III. Program Requirements

These are the courses that must be taken only by students enrolled in the Civil Engineering Program. This category is divided into the following two groups.

A. Mandatory Courses

The mandatory department requirement courses cover the main civil Engineering disciplines, including:
Geotechnical; Materials; Structural; Surveying; Transportation; Construction; Water Resources; and Environmental Engineering. Subjects in these areas are introduced using lectures and tutorials whereby emphasis is placed on both principles and design. Laboratory classes are used alongside some of the courses to develop practical engineering skills and basic knowledge, and reinforce the theory presented in the lectures. In addition, as part of the senior design project students are required to conduct a feasibility study, develop a complete analysis and design of an engineering project in one of the major areas of civil engineering and submit a technical report supplemented with all necessary documents and drawings.

Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
1450103Ecology
3 
1440211Linear Algebra I31440133
1440281Introduction to Probability and Statistics
31440133
0401100Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering1None
0401101Engineering Drawing3Pre/Co: 0401100
1411113Programming for Engineers3None
0401201Statics*31430115
0401202Mechanics of Materials*30401201
0401222Surveying20401101; Co: 0401225
0401225Surveying Lab1Pre/Co: 0401222
0401233Materials for Civil Engineers3
1420101; Pre/Co:0401202; 1430117; Co: 0401234
0401234Materials for Civil Engineers Lab1Pre/Co: 401233
0401243Dynamics30401201
0401310Structural Analysis30401202
0401314Reinforced Concrete Design I40401310 ; 0401233
0401321Transportation Engineering3
0401222; 0401243; Pre/Co: 1440281
0401343Fluid Mechanics30401243
0401344Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1Pre/Co: 0401343
0401345Introduction to Environmental Engineering31420101
0401346Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory1Pre/Co: 0401345
0401351Geotechnical Engineering30401202; Co: 0401355
0401355Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory1Pre/Co: 0401351
0401358Foundation Engineering I30401351; Pre/Co:0401314
0401445Hydraulic Engineering & Design3
0401343; Pre/Co:
0401405
0401405Numerical Methods31440261; Pre/Co:1411113
0401437Construction Engineering3Pre/Co: 0401314
0401495Professional Practice in Civil and Environmental Engineering3Pre/Co: 0401498; 4th Year Standing
0401448Water and Wastewater Treatment30401345
0401426Highway Design30401321
0401498Senior Design Project I1
Completion of 90 Credit Hours; 0401351; 0401345;
0401321; 0202207; 0401301; 
Pre/Co: 0401314; 0401445
0401499Senior Design Project II30401498
0401493Environmental Outreach Project**0 
Total79

* A minimum grade of C is required.
** The course is required for environmental concentration program.


B. Electives Courses

The CEE Department offers a number of electives and special studies in the various civil engineering sub-disciplines. The elective courses are designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in the various areas of civil engineering. Students can generally register for these courses in the final year and after successful completion of the appropriate pre-requisite courses, that are generally offered during the third year in the Program. The special study courses provide the flexibility of further developing special skills and exploring the state-of-the-art issues in civil engineering. The following is the Department Elective Requirements in the Civil Engineering Program:

Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
Structural Engineering
0401413
Advanced Structural Analysis and Design30401314
0401414Reinforced Concrete Design II30401314
0401416Pre-stressed Concrete Design30401314
0401418Steel Design30401310
0401472Analysis and Design for Lateral Loads30401314
0401461Special Topics in Structural Engineering30401310
Transportation Engineering
0401425Pavement Design
30401321
0401427Traffic Systems Design30401321
0401428Transportation and the Environment30401321; 0401345
0401462Special Topics in Transportation Engineering30401321
Construction Engineering
0401435Specifications and Quantity Surveying
3Pre/Co: 0401314; 0401358
0401463Special Topics in Construction Engineering30401437
Water / Environmental Engineering
0401447Water Resources Engineering30401445
0401443Solid and Hazardous Waste Management30401345
0401444Coastal Engineering30401445
0401466Special Topics in Water Resources Engineering30401343
0401467Special Topics in Environmental Engineering30401345
Geotechnical Engineering
0401450Foundation Engineering II30401358
0401457Slopes and Embankments30401351
0401452Geotechnical Engineering II
30401351
0401451Introduction to Geo-Environmental Engineering30401345; 0401351
0401465Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering30401351
Civil Engineering
0401460Special Topics in Civil Engineering3Topics Dependent
0401429Introduction to GIS for Civil Engineers30401222; 1411113
0401494Sustainable Design and Construction30401345; 0401321; 0401314


Environmental Engineering Concentration

Students who to pursue the CE Program with a concentration in environmental engineering must complete the requirements described below.
  1. Must complete one elective from the environmentalengineering list. The list of electives for the environmental engineering concentration is presented in the table below.
  2. The senior design project must be in the environmental engineering area.CE Program students can choose projects in any area, including environmental engineering. However, students wishing to pursue the concentration have no choice but to do a project in the environmental engineering area or their projects must contain substantial environmental considerations.
  3. Must take 0401493 - Environmental Outreach Project course. This courserequires compiling a portfolio of creative works/activities done by the student to help advance environmental/sustainability knowledge and awareness. The course is equivalent to 1 credit in terms ofwork load.
Course #Course TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0401447Water Resources Engineering3
0401445
0401449Solid and Hazardous Waste Management3
0401345
0401494Sustainable Design and Construction3
0401345; 0401321; 0401314
0401451Introduction to Geo-Environmental Engineering3
0401345; 0401351
0401428Transportation and the Environment3
0401345; 0401321
0401444Coastal Engineering3
0401445
0401466Special Topics in Water Resources Engineering
30401343
0401467Special Topics in Environmental Engineering3
0401345
0401449Remote Sensing of the Environment3
0401222


Study Plan

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Program encompasses 135 credit hours that are spread over eight semesters and can normally be completed in four years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression towards graduation.

Year 1, Semester 1 (17 Credits)
Course #Title
CrHrsPrerequisites
0401100Introduction to Civil & Environmental Engineering
1 
0104100Islamic Culture3
 
0202112
English I for Academic Purposes3 
1450103Ecology3
 
1440133Calculus I for Engineers
3
1440098 or pass placement exam
1430115
Physics I
31430106 or pass placement exam; Pre/Co: 1440133
1430116Physics I Laboratory1
Pre/Co: 1430115

Year 1, Semester 2 (19 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
0401101Engineering Drawing3
Pre/Co: 0401100
0201102Arabic Language3
 
1430117Physics II
3
1430115; 1430116
1440161Calculus II for Engineers3
1440133
1420101General Chemistry I
3
 
1420102General Chemistry I Lab1
1420101
0202110Speech Communication3
0202112

 

Year 2, Semester 1 (18 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
0302200Fund. of Innovation & Entr.3
 
0401201Statics23
1430115
1440211Linear Algebra3
1440133
1411113Programming for Engineers
3
 
1440261Differential Equations for Engineers3
1440161
0401222Surveying2
0401101; Co: 0401225
0401225Surveying Lab1
Pre/Co: 0401222

 

Year 2, Semester 2 (16 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
0202207Technical Writing3
0202112
1440281Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
1440133
0401202Mechanics of Materials23
0401201
0401233Materials for Civil Engineering1
1420101; Pre/Co: 0401202, 1430117; Co: 0401234
0401234Materials for Civil Engineering Lab3
Pre/Co: 401233
0401243Dynamics3
0401201

 

Year 3, Semester 1 (17 Credits)
Course #
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
0401405Numerical Methods3
1440261; Pre/Co: 1411113
0401310Structural Analysis
3
0401202
0401301Engineering Economics3
3rd year standing
0401343Fluid Mechanics3
0401243
0401344Fluid Mechanics Lab
1
Pre/Co: 0401343
0401351Geotechnical Engineering3
0401202; Co: 0401355
0401355Geotechnical Engineering Lab1
Pre/Co: 0401351

 

Year 3, Semester 2 (17 Credits)
Course #Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
0401445
Hydraulic Engineering & Design3
0401343; Pre/Co: 0401405
0401314Reinforced Concrete Design I4
0401310; 0401233
0401321Transportation Engineering3
0401222; Pre/Co: 1440281
0401358Foundation Engineering I3
0401351; Pre/Co: 0401314
0401345Introduction to Environmental Engineering3
1420101
0401346Introduction to Environmental Engineering Lab1
Pre/Co: 0401345

 

Summer Session
Course #
Title
CrHrsPrerequisites
0400490
Practical Training (6-8 weeks)0Completion of 90 credits

 

Year 4, Semester 1 (16 Credits)
Course #Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
0401498
Senior Design Project I1
Completion of 90 credits ; 0401351; 0401345; 0401321; 0202207; 0401301; Pre/Co: 0401314; 0401445
0401495Professional Practice in Civil and Environmental Engineering
3
Pre/Co: 0401498; 4th Year Standing
0401437Construction Engineering3
Pre/Co: 0401314
 University Elective 2 (Domain 5)3
 
0401448Water and Wastewater Treatment3
0401345
0401426Highway Design3
0401321

 

Year 4, Semester 2 (15 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrs
Prerequisites
 University Elective 3 (Domain 6)3
 
 
University Elective 4 (Domain 7)3
 
​0401493
Environmental Outreach Project1
0​
​04014xx
Department Elective 1
​3
​04014xx
​Department Elective 2
3​
​0401499
​Senior Design Project II
​3
​   0401498
1 The course is required for environmental concentration program.
2 A minimum grade of C or higher is required for graduation.


Course Description

0401100     Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                                 (0-1:3)
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering. Introduction to Engineering Design (Design Process and Working in Teams). Technical Communication Skills (Written and Oral). Introduction to Problem Solving in Engineering. Introduction to Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (Engineer’s Code of Ethics with Cases and Engineer’s Creed). Introduction to management and leadership skills and public policy. 
Prerequisite: None.

0401101     Engineering Drawing                                                                                                                                                                                  (2-1:3)
Introduction to engineering drawing, Scales, Dimensioning, Types of lines, Construction geometry, Theory of Orthographic Projection, Pictorial drawing, Sections and Introduction to computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD).
Prerequisite: 0401100 - Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering.

0401201     Statics                                                                                                                                                                                                        (3-0:3)
3BKnowledge and understanding of vector resultant of forces in two and three dimensions; type of structural supports; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of internal forces in beams and trusses; static and kinetic friction; centroids of lines, areas and volumes; moments of inertia. 
Prerequisite: 1430115 - Physics I.

0401202     Mechanics of Materials                                                                                                                                                                              (3-0:3)
Simple states of stress and strain; Hook’s law; torsional stresses; axial deformation; internal forces in beams; bending and shearing diagrams and stresses; beam design; stress transformation; thin-walled pressure vessels; beam deflection, lab session and experiments. 
Prerequisite: 0401201 - Statics.

0401222    Surveying                                                                                                                                                                                                   (2-0:2)
An introductory overview of the theory and practice of surveying, surveying instruments, and measurement and computations techniques related to field problems, with emphasis on leveling and traversing; introduction to the theory and applications of Global Positioning System (GPS). Student must register 0401225 Field Surveying when registering this course. 
Prerequisite: 0401101 - Engineering Drawing; Co: 0401225 - Surveying Laboratory.

0401225     Surveying Laboratory                                                                                                                                                                                (2-0:2)
An introductory overview of the theory and practice of surveying, surveying instruments, and measurement and computations techniques related to field problems, with emphasis on leveling and traversing; introduction to the theory and applications of Global Positioning System (GPS). Student must register 0401225 Field Surveying when registering this course. Prerequisite: 
Pre/Co: 0401222 - Surveying.

0401233      Materials for Civil Engineers                                                                                                                                                                     (3-0:3)
Material for Civil Engineering Course covers the fundamentals and applications of civil engineering materials. The course includes introduction of relationships between composition and microstructure; correlation with physical and, mechanical behavior of metals, ceramic, and polymers; manufacturing, types, and properties of steel and corrosion; properties and types of cements and aggregates, hydration, mix design, properties of fresh and hardened concrete; manufacturing, types, and properties of asphalt, aggregate, asphalt mix, and mix design; types, defects, and properties of wood; and types and properties of composite materials. Prerequisite: 1420101 - General Chemistry I; Co: 0401234 - Materials for Civil Engineers Laboratory; Pre/Co: 0401202 - Mechanics of Materials; 1430117 - Physics 11.

0401234       Materials for Civil Engineers Laboratory                                                                                                                                                   (0-3:1)
Experiments on physical properties and behavior of aggregates, cement, fresh concrete, hardened concrete, mix design, steel and timber. 
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401233 - Materials for Civil Engineers.
                                               
0401243        Dynamics                                                                                                                                                                                               (3-0:3)
Introduction and Fundamental Principles, Kinematics of a particle: Rectilinear and curvilinear motion of a particle with normal and tangential components, Force and acceleration, Work and energy, Impulse and momentum. 
Prerequisite: 0401201 - Statics.

0401310       Structural Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                    (3-0:3)
This course covers the basic principles and methods of structural analysis. Topics include classification of structures and loads; computing internal forces and deformation in determinate structures using geometric and energy methods; force method of analysis; slope-deflection equations; moment distribution method; stiffness method for trusses, beams, and frames; influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Specialized computer programs for analyzing structures will be introduced
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Prerequisite: 0401202 - Mechanics of Materials.

0401314       Reinforced Concrete Design I                                                                                                                                                                  (3-2:4)
Materials and mechanical properties of reinforced concrete; the Code and specifications; behavior of compression and tension members; analysis and design of various shaped - sections for flexure by the ultimate strength methods; shear and diagonal tension; bond and anchorage of reinforcement; edge-supported slabs; short and slender columns under axial and bending; continuous beams; design of two way slabs, detailing of reinforced concrete structures; design sessions (computer applications). 
Prerequisite: 0401310 - Structural Analysis; 0401233- Materials for Civil Engineering.

0401321     Transportation Engineering                                                                                                                                                                        (3-0:3)
An overview of transportation systems characteristics, hierarchies, and classifications, operational and vehicular characteristics, human factors, traffic control devices, level of service analysis, basic transportation planning and engineering functions, traffic flow characteristics, highway geometric design, and highway capacity. 
Prerequisite: 0401222 - Surveying; 0401243 –Dynamics; Pre/Co: 1440281 - Introduction Probability and Statistics.

0401343     Fluid Mechanics                                                                                                                                                                                        (3-0:3)
Properties of fluids; Fluid statics; Translation and rotation of fluid masses; Dimensional analysis and similitude; Fundamentals of fluid flow; Fluid resistance; Compressible flow; Ideal fluid flow; Fluid measurements. 
Prerequisite: 0401243 - Dynamics.

0401344     Fluid Mechanics Laboratory                                                                                                                                                                       (0-3:1)
Determination of fluid properties (density, pressure, surface tension, viscosity, capillarity); Measurement of hydrostatic forces; Verifying Bernoulli’s theorem; Flow measurements, Measurements of free and forced vortex profiles; Calibration of pressure gauges. 
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401343 - Fluid Mechanics.

0401345     Introduction to Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                                               (3-0:3)
This course introduces students to basic principles in environmental science and engineering and the relevance of these principles to the area of civil engineering. The course provides students with an understanding of the challenges imposed on the environment as a result of human activity and the role of environmental engineering in dealing with such challenges. The topics include the study of relevant principles in ecology, chemistry, microbiology, environmental quality and pollution, pollution control systems and technologies, and the impacts of development on the environment. Prerequisite: 1420101 - General Chemistry I.

0401346      Introduction to Environmental Engineering Laboratory                                                                                                                            (0-3:1)
This course complements the theoretical principles in (0401345 Introduction to Environmental Engineering) through introducing students to environmental quality analysis and unit operations in environmental engineering. The environmental analysis component aims at assessing the quality and pollution of water, air, and soil, with emphasize on water quality and pollution. The experiments include operation of selected pollution control processes. Prerequisite: Pre/Co 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.


0401351      Geotechnical Engineering                                                                                                                                                                         (3-0:3)
Soil in Engineering; Soil related to in-situ problems; Soil formation; subsurface exploration; Types of soils; Grain Size Distribution; Soil Classification; Physical and Index Properties; Compaction; Permeability and Seepage. Stresses in soils; Consolidation and Expansion of clays; Shear strength of soils; Lateral Earth Pressure; Slope Stability. Prerequisite: 0401202 - Mechanics of Materials; Co: 0401355 - Geotechnical Engineering Lab.


0401355       Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory                                                                                                                                                      (0-3:1)
Soil Description and Identification, Moisture Content, Sieves and Hydrometer Analysis; Atterberg Limits (Liquid, Plastic and Shrinkage Limits); Compaction; Permeability tests (constant and falling head); Consolidation; Swell test; Direct Shear; Unconfined Compression test; Triaxial Compression test. Prerequisite: Pre/Co 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering.


0401358      Foundation Engineering I                                                                                                                                                                         (3-0:3)
Subsurface exploration; Load transfer; types of foundations; bearing capacity; settlement: immediate and consolidations; tilting; design and analysis of spread footings: square, rectangular, circular and continuous with concentric and eccentric loads; rectangular combined footings; cantilever walls; Pile foundations: load bearing capacity, settlement, and efficiency of pile groups. Prerequisite: 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering; Pre/Co: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.


0401405    Numerical Methods                                                                                                                                                                                    (3-0:3)
The course familiarizes the student with all the numerical techniques commonly used by engineers; topics covered are roots of equation, solutions of systems of algebraic equations, curve fitting and interpolation, numerical integration, and the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Prerequisite: 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers; Pre/Co 1411113 – Programming for Engineers.


0401445     Hydraulic Engineering & Design                                                                                                                                                                (3-0:3)
Application of hydraulic engineering principles to the design of water and wastewater systems and their components. The course will cover the design of water distribution systems, turbomachines, open channel systems, weirs, culverts, and/or flood detention basins. Prerequisite: 0401343 - Fluid Mechanics; Pre/Co: 0401405 - Numerical Methods.


0401437       Construction Engineering                                                                                                                                                                        (3-0:3)
Construction methods and processes, equipment, earthmoving, excavation, and concrete production phases of civil engineering construction projects. Management methods and techniques, network diagrams, estimating, tendering, planning and scheduling. Professional responsibility and engineering ethics. Productivity, quality, health and safety issues. Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.


0401495        Professional Practice in Civil and Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                 (3-0:3)
This course covers a variety of professional, non-technical issues pertaining to civil engineering practice. The topics covered include: work and careers of civil engineers; consequences of civil engineering; importance and requirements of professional licensure; management concepts for civil engineers; contemporary issues and engineering practice; leadership in civil engineering practice; life-long learning in modern engineering practice; concepts in business and public policy for civil engineers; communication skills for practicing engineers; and professional responsibilities and ethics. Guest speakers will be invited to address various issues relevant to Civil Engineering Practice. Students will generally be required to learn on their own, with guidance provided by the course coordinator. Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0401498 – Senior Design Project 1; 4th year standing.


0401426        Highway Design                                                                                                                                                                                     (3-0:3)
Planning, geometric, location, and design of urban and rural highway systems including; geometric design concepts; geometric design controls and criteria; geometric design elements: horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, and cross sectionals alignment; intersection geometric design controls; at-grade intersection design and channelization. Prerequisite: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering.


0401448      Water and Wastewater Treatment                                                                                                                                                            (3-0:3)
This course is focused on water and wastewater treatment engineering. Topics include: water and wastewater pollutants and characterization; water quality and impacts of pollutants; principles of physiochemical and biological treatment of water and wastewater; preliminary design of selected water and wastewater treatment processes; integration of treatment processes into water and wastewater treatment plants; wastewater reuse and disposal options; treatment residues management options. Prerequisite: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.


0401493       Environmental Outreach Project                                                                                                                                                              (0-2:0)
This course requires students to work individually and/or in teams on their own choice of environmental project activities involving providing services to the community, participation in environmental activities and functions, presenting seminars, exhibiting relevant materials, and/or preparing informative websites and newsletters. Students will be required to submit individual portfolios documenting their activities and efforts. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Environmental Engineering Concentration.


0401498        Senior Design Project I                                                                                                                                                                            (0-2:1)
A capstone design experience. A group of students working as a team, under the supervision of faculty members, are required to formulate a major civil engineering design project. The team is required to prepare proposals, manage data acquisition, carry out feasibility studies and evaluate alternatives in preparation for Senior Design Project II. Teams are also required to submit and present technical progress reports. Prerequisites: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering; 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering; 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering; 0202207- Technical Writing; 0401301- Engineering Economics; Pre/Co: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design 1; Pre/Co: 0401445 - Hydraulic Engineering & Design; 4th Year Standing


0401499         Senior Design Project II                                                                                                                                                                         (0-6:3)
In continuation of Senior Design Project I, each team work towards completing analysis and design of their project. Each student in the team is expected to handle a specific task of the project and coordinate his/her work with the rest of the group. The team is required to submit their preliminary design supplemented with all necessary documents and drawings. A presentation of the project results will be part of the student evaluation. Prerequisite: 0401498 - Senior Design Project 1.



Elective Courses

The list of elective courses in the various Civil Engineering areas are described below.

0401413      Advanced Structural Analysis and Design                                                                                                                                                 (3-0:3)
This course aims at introducing topics based on the recent developments and advances in structural engineering. It includes topics related to the analysis and design of structural systems through the use of computers. Emphasis will be placed on available computer software used in industry such as SAP, SAFE, ETABS and STADPRO. Prerequisite: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.


0401414       Reinforced Concrete Design 2                                                                                                                                                                 (3-0:3)
This course aims at introducing topics based on the recent developments and advances in structural engineering. It includes topics related to the analysis and design of structural systems through the use of computers. Emphasis will be placed on available computer software used in industry such as SAP, SAFE, ETABS and STADPRO. Prerequisite: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.


0401416       Prestressed Concrete Design                                                                                                                                                                   (3-0:3)
Principles and methods of prestressing; stress computation and prestress loss estimation, structural design philosophy; Flexure: working stress and ultimate strength analysis and design, design for shear and torsion; deflection computation and control; analysis and design of composite beams and continuous beams; application of prestressed concrete in bridges. Prerequisite: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.


0401418        Steel Design                                                                                                                                                                                            (3-0:3)
Design of steel tension members; beams; beam-columns; connections; elastic and plastic methods; design applications. Prerequisite: 0401310 - Structural Analysis.


0401472       Analysis and Design for Lateral Loads                                                                                                                                                     (3-0:3)
Introduces basic principles of horizontal loads and their effect on the building, covers both wind and earthquake loads. static analysis of wind and earthquake loads using relevant codes. Introduces lateral load resisting systems such as shear walls and frames; selection of the structural system, design of structural system components based on current code design provisions. Emphasizes the use of computers in analysis and design for lateral loads. Prerequisite: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.


0401425       Pavement Design                                                                                                                                                                                    (3-0:3)
Pavement design processes; materials selection and characterization methods; design of flexible pavements; design of rigid concrete pavements; design of overlays; road drainage system; and computer applications. Prerequisite: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering.


0401427        Traffic Systems Design                                                                                                                                                                            (3-0:3)
Analysis and design of network traffic systems; system evaluation using computer optimization and simulation; development and testing of alternative system design. Prerequisite: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering.


0401428         Transportation and Environment                                                                                                                                                           (3-0:3)
This course covers the impacts of transportation on the environment including: air quality issues; noise pollution issues; hazardous materials issues; land use issues; water pollution and wetlands issues; and related environmental issues. The course will also introduce travel demand forecasting as the main tool in transportation planning. Prerequisite: 0401321 - Transportation Engineering; 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.


0401429         Introduction to GIS for Civil Engineers                                                                                                                                                   (2-2:3)
This course is designed to introduce civil engineering students to concepts and fundamentals in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) with reference to a diverse range of applications in civil engineering. Topics covered include GIS definitions and history; components of GIS; data types and formats; geographic referencing frameworks; data capture techniques; and analysis methods. The course will allow students to develop skills to capture and analyze spatially referenced data, and communicate results obtained using GIS. The course includes a lab for hands-on training with GIS software. Prerequisite: 0401222 – Surveying ; 1411113 - Programming for Engineers.


0401435         Specifications and Quantity Surveying                                                                                                                                                  (3-0:3)
Introduction; types and documents of tenders; types of construction contracts; bonds and insurance requirements; Jordan and International general conditions and obligations of construction contracts; preparation of specifications; regulations pertinent to buildings, construction works and building materials; quantity surveying and bill of quantities; rights and obligations of engineering consulting offices. Prerequisites: 4th year standing (in 2004 Program) or Pre/Co: 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design 1; 0401358 - Foundation Engineering I.


0401443        Solid and Hazardous Waste Management                                                                                                                                             (3-0:3)
The course introduces students to solid and hazardous waste management, risk to human health and the environment, and applications of these principles in professional practice. The course covers various aspects of solid and hazardous waste management, including characterization, transport, management strategies, treatment, technologies, and disposal. The course includes material relevant to developing skills pertinent to planning, assessment, investigation, and design of waste management projects. Prerequisite: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering.


0401444        Coastal Engineering                                                                                                                                                                               (3-0:3)
This course is designed to expose students to principles of remote sensing, photogrammetry, image interpretation and their applications in natural resource management and environmental monitoring. The first part of the course will cover the remote sensing principles and techniques to acquire, enhance, interpret and analyze remote sensing imagery using visual and computer-based methods. The second part of the course will focus on the application of remote sensing imagery and data, specifically Multispectral, Thermal Infrared and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for wetlands, watershed, pollution, environmental monitoring, and land use planning. Students of this course will come out with a mastery of interpretation, classification, measurement, environmental monitoring and map making skills specific to hazards monitoring, hydrology and land use/land cover.
Prerequisite: 0401445 - Hydraulic Engineering & Design.


0401447        Water Resources Engineering                                                                                                                                                                 (2-3:3)
This Intends to provide basic background for the planning and design of systems to manage water resources. Concepts of hydrology, hydraulics, geology, and economics are introduced in a unified framework. Emphasizing why and how things are done. Prerequisite: 0401445 - Hydraulic Engineering & Design.


0401449       Remote Sensing of the Environment                                                                                                                                                       (3-0:3)
This course is designed to expose students to principles of remote sensing, photogrammetry, image interpretation and their applications in natural resource management and environmental monitoring. The first part of the course will cover the remote sensing principles and techniques to acquire, enhance, interpret and analyze remote sensing imagery using visual and computer-based methods. The second part of the course will focus on the application of remote sensing imagery and data, specifically Multispectral, Thermal Infrared and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for wetlands, watershed, pollution, environmental monitoring, and land use planning. Students of this course will come out with a mastery of interpretation, classification, measurement, environmental monitoring and map making skills specific to hazards monitoring, hydrology and land use/land cover. Prerequisite: 0401222 - Surveying.


0401450        Foundation Engineering II                                                                                                                                                                      (3-0:3)
Design trapezoidal footings, Strap footings, Mat foundations, Sheet piles and anchored sheet pile walls, Braced cuts, Reinforced earth, and Pile foundations. Topics that can also be included (depending on time availability) are design of foundations on difficult soils (collapsible and expansive soils). Prerequisite: 0401358 - Foundation Engineering 1.


0401451        Introduction to Geo-Environmental Engineering                                                                                                                                     (3-0:3)
Investigating, designing and constructing solutions to waste containment and soil and groundwater pollution problems by developing an understanding of the engineering concepts and processes and also by introducing them to specialist techniques, such as contaminant transport modeling. Prerequisite: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering; 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering.


0401452          Geotechnical Engineering II                                                                                                                                                                  (3-0:3)
Nature and origin of soil; Permeability and seepage; stress within a soil mass; stress-strain behavior; shear strength of cohesionless soil; theories of compressibility and consolidation; undrained and drained shear strength of cohesive soil; creep in soft soil. Prerequisite: 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering.


0401457         Slopes and Embankments                                                                                                                                                                     (3-0:3)
Design and analysis of earth slopes; the use and application of stability formulae; charts and computer programs. Stability analysis; slope movement, mechanics of slope failure, determination of phriatic surface and remedial measures for correcting slopes. Prerequisite: 0401351 - Geotechnical Engineering.


040146X         Special Topics                                                                                                                                                                                        (3-0:3)
These courses cover special advanced topics in one of the areas of Civil Engineering. The contents vary depending on the topic. Prerequisite: Depends on the topic.


0401494        Sustainable Design and Construction                                                                                                                                                     (3-0:3)
This course introduces students to the concept and implications of sustainable development for the practice of design and construction in civil engineering. Two approaches for integrating sustainable design considerations are discussed: life cycle analysis and the US green Buildings Council (USGBS) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system. The course is project based and involves theoretical lectures and team work involving applying knowledge of sustainable design and construction to a design project. Prerequisites: 0401345 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering; 0401321 - Transportation Engineering; 0401314 - Reinforced Concrete Design I.
Courses offered for other majors
The Civil Engineering department offers the course described below for students in other engineering majors.


0401203          Introduction to Thermal Science                                                                                                                                                           (3-0:3)
Thermodynamics properties, first and second law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, entropy, steam power plant, refrigeration plant, thermodynamics property of moist air, thermal conductivity, heat transfer and radiation, heat transfer in building. Prerequisite: 2nd year standing.


0401142          Man and the Environment                                                                                                                                                                    (3-0:3)
The course aims to raise awareness and introduce fundamental principles of environmental engineering and sciences. It covers: domestic, regional, and global environmental problems; man’s relation with the environment and its balancing systems; types of pollution, measurement and control; consumption of natural resources; waste production; sustainable development. Students will conduct practical laboratory experiments to develop basic research skills; produce, display and analyze relevant data and report results. Students are encouraged to volunteer for community activities to improve the environment. Prerequisite: None