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Undergraduate Courses with Prerequisites and Descriptions

CEE 205 – Statics
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: ENGR 101 and PHYS 298.
Apply fundamental concepts of statics to examine forces, equilibrium, friction, centroids and
moments of inertia, to analyze and solve engineering problems. Both vector and scalar
methodologies are used.

CEE 254 – Mechanics of Solids
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 205.
Analysis of deformable engineered members subjected to concentric, flexural, torsion, and
combined loading. Examination of statically determinate and indeterminate systems to
analyze and design engineering structures.

CEE 255 – Mechanics of Solids Lab
Hours: 1
Corequisite: CEE 254.
A materials testing laboratory in which the properties of materials such as wood and steel are
evaluated. Performances of tension, compression, shear, bending, and torsion tests on
various specimens. Experimental determination of stresses. CEE majors.

CEE 260 – Field Measurements
Hours: 2
Prerequisite: Restricted to Civil Engineering Majors.
Co-Requisite: Concurrent registration in CEE 261.
Focus is on plane surveying, including the use and care of surveying instruments for laying
out engineered facilities. Use of proprietary Computer-Aided Engineering software is

CEE 261 – Field Measurements Lab
Hours: 1
Prerequisite: Restricted to Civil Engineering Majors.
Corequisite: Concurrent registration required in CEE 260.
Practical applications of plane surveying techniques, including the use and care of surveying
instruments, and laying out engineered facilities are introduced.

CEE 288 – CEE Co-op Education Seminar
Hours: 0
Prerequisite: Eligibility for admission to the CEE Department.
Discussion of the policies and procedures for cooperative education and instruction in selfdirected
job search techniques, including interviewing skills, resume preparation, and
guidelines for the co-op report. This is a prerequisite for each cooperative education term.

CEE 289 – CEE Co-op 1
Hours: 2
Prerequisite: CEE 288, admission to academic department, and good standing within Speed
Full-time technical work experience related to the student's academic program.

CEE 309 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CHEM 201 and PHYS 298.
This course is intended as an introduction to the basic science and engineering principles that
are involved in assessment of environmental quality, in understanding environmental
processes and in developing solutions to environmental problems.

CEE 320 – Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 254 and ENGR 102.
Analysis of determinate and indeterminate systems, including beams, trusses, frames and
arches, by classical methods. Energy theorems, deflections and approximate methods in
structural analysis.

CEE 370 – Engineering Hydraulics
Hours: 3
Prerequisites: ME 206 , first-year Professional School standing and concurrent registration in
CEE 371.
A study of the fundamental principles of hydraulics, including fluid statics, kinematics, and
dynamics. Application of basic concepts and principles to fluid flow through pipes, open
channels, turbomachines, and flow measurement.

CEE 371 – Engineering Hydraulics Lab
Hours: 1
Prerequisite: ME 206, first-year Professional School standing, and concurrent registration in
CEE 370.
A hydraulic experimental laboratory in which the static and dynamic properties of fluids are
evaluated. Experimental determination of fluid properties, fluid behavior, and the flow
dynamics including flowrates and forces.

CEE 389 – CEE Co-op 2
Hours: 2
Prerequisite: CEE 288 and CEE 289.
Full-time technical work experience related to the student's academic program.

CEE 401 – Civil Engineering Practice
Hours: 2
Prerequisites: Admission to the Department.
Professional practices, issues relating to effective communication skills (written and oral) and
engineering ethics are emphasized. The course is case-history based and includes a
simulation of an ethical problem from practice.

CEE 402 – Professional Seminar in CEE
Hours: 0
Prerequisite: Second-year professional school standing.
Resume of current civil engineering research and development areas.

CEE 420 – Indeterminant Structural Analysis
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 320 and ENGR 205.
Computerized analysis of framed structures via matrix displacement base methodology.
Member release, flexible supports, element formulation and software development examined.
Emphasis on computer application.

CEE 421 – Fundamentals of Concrete Design
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 420.
Introduction to concrete design specifications (ACI); the design of structural systems in
concrete, slabs, buildings, and frames.

CEE 422 – Fundamentals of Steel Design
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 420.
Introduction to the AISC LRFD steel design specification. Design of steel tension members,
beams, columns, beam-columns, and connections.

CEE 450 – Geomechanics
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 254, CEE 370, GEOS 301.
Application of mechanical principles to the behavior of soil masses. Soil mineralogy; hydraulic
behavior; consolidation theory and settlement analyses; shear strength.

CEE 451 – Geomechanics Lab
Hours: 1
Prerequisite: CEE 450 (Concurrent).
Laboratory measurement of soil properties including index properties, permeability,
compressibility, and sheer strength.

CEE 452 – Foundation Engineering
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 450.
Character of natural soil deposits. Subsurface exploration and testing. Foundation types,
limitations. Bearing capacity and settlement analyses. Design of foundations.

CEE 460 – Transportation Systems Engineering
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 260 and first-year professional school standing.
A study of the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of transportation systems
across the modes. Issues of legislation, regulation, and funding are also examined.

CEE 470 – Surface Water Hydrology
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 370.
Hydrologic cycle, rainfall, rainfall abstractions including infiltration theory, and runoff. Unit
hydrograph theory and its application in runoff computation from watersheds. Statistical
applications in hydrology including frequency analysis, flood routing and hydrologic
engineering and design.

CEE 471 – Water Supply and Sewerage
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 370.
Quantity of water and sewage; collection and distribution of water supplies; quality of water
supplies; characteristics of sewage and disposal; principles and design of processes for
preliminary, primary and secondary treatment of water supplies and sewage including
screening, clarification and filtration.

CEE 480 – CEE Undergraduate Capstone Design
Hours: 3
Prerequisites: CEE 422 & CEE 460.
Co-requisites: CEE 421, CEE 452, and CEE 471.
An introduction to integrated civil engineering design, incorporating aspects of geotechnical,
structural, transportation, and water resources engineering into a more comprehensive
design project.

CEE 489 – CEE Co-op 3
Hours: 2
Prerequisite: CEE 288, CEE 289, and CEE 389.
Full-time technical work experience related to the student's academic program.

CEE 503 – Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review
Hours: 2
Prerequisite: 4th Year Standing.
Review of topics covered on eight-hour NCEEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination.
Not to be counted towards meeting the requirements for a degree.

CEE 530 – Construction Materials
Hours: 3
Prerequisite: CEE 254 and CEE 255.
Properties of construction materials such as cement, concrete, asphalt, and structural
elastomers. Design of Portland cement concrete and asphaltic concrete mixes.

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