Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

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Civil engineering is dedicated to improving and advancing the human condition throughout the world. They apply creativity and problem-solving skills to provide safe and healthy built environments for people and societies of the future. Civil engineers are widely employed throughout the public and private sector in traditional fields such as design of buildings, innovation of transportation systems, advancing water supply and reuse technology, and preventing adverse impacts on the earth and its people while simultaneously advancing the quality life. They may use their skills in projects located in developing countries where the need for their services is high.
 
Civil engineers are leaders in developing and using emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles, virtual reality, and computer simulation. Civil engineers also enjoy rewarding careers in fields such as aerospace, power generation, oil and gas and other process industries. Their broad education successfully prepares them to enter the work force at the bachelor’s level or they may pursue advanced studies. Most civil engineers obtain their professional licensure about four years after graduating.
 
The University of Dayton Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics offers a broad-based curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (BCE) degree. The mission of the program is to graduate broadly educated,technically competent individuals prepared for professional careers or for advanced studies. Members of the student chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Chi Epsilon, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) have the opportunity to meet regularly with practicing engineers in the Dayton community.
 

Within the first several years following completion of the program, University of Dayton Bachelor of Civil Engineering graduates are prepared to meet the following program educational objectives:

  • have successful careers in civil engineering or other professions
  • pursue advanced degrees in support of their chosen profession
  • conduct professional and personal endeavors in a responsible and ethical manner
  • seek service and leadership roles in their profession and community
  • continue their professional and personal growth through a process of life-long learning.


Faculty

Robert Liang, Chairperson
Professor: R. Liang, J. Saliba
Associate Professors: Bilgin, Crosson, Eustace, Taylor, Toubia, Whitney
Lecturer: Alakkad, Chase, Sawas
 

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (CEE) minimum 132 hours

Common Academic Program (CAP) 1
First-Year Humanities Commons 212 cr. hrs.
The West & the World
Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies
Introduction to Philosophy
Writing Seminar I 3
Second-Year Writing Seminar 40-3 cr. hrs.
Writing Seminar II
Oral Communication3 cr. hrs.
Principles of Oral Communication
Mathematics3 cr. hrs.
Social Science3 cr. hrs.
Social Science Integrated
Arts3 cr. hrs.
Natural Sciences 57 cr. hrs.
Crossing Boundariesup to 12 cr. hrs.
Faith Traditions
Practical Ethical Action
Inquiry
Integrative
Advanced Study
Philosophy and/or Religious Studies (6 cr. hrs.)
Historical Studies (3 cr. hrs.) 6
Diversity and Social Justice 73 cr. hrs.
Major Capstone 80-6 cr. hrs.
Major Requirements
CEE 101Introduction to Civil Engineering0
CEE 213Surveying3
CEE 221LCivil Computation Laboratory2
CEE 300Professional Development Seminar0
CEE 311LCivil Engineering Materials Laboratory (2 cr. hr. course beginning 2020)1
CEE 312
312L
Geotechnical Engineering
and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
4
CEE 313
313L
Hydraulics
and Hydraulics Laboratory
4
CEE 316Analysis of Structures I3
CEE 333Water Resources Engineering3
CEE 400Professional Development Seminar0
CEE 403Transportation Engineering3
CEE 411Design of Steel Structures3
CEE 412Design of Concrete Structures3
CEE 421Construction Engineering2
CEE 424Foundation Engineering3
CEE 434
434L
Water & Wastewater Engineering
and Water & Wastewater Engineering Laboratory
4
CEE 450Civil Engineering Design 13
CHM 123
123L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CMM 100Principles of Oral Communication3
EGM 202Dynamics3
EGM 303Mechanics II3
EGR 102Introduction to the University Experience for Engineers0
EGR 103Engineering Innovation2
EGR 150Enrichment Workshop I0
EGR 151Enrichment Workshop II0
EGR 201Engineering Mechanics3
EGR 200Professional Development Seminar0
or COP 200 Introduction to Engineering Cooperative Education
EGR 202Engineering Thermodynamics3
EGR 203Electrical & Electronic Circuits3
ENG 100Writing Seminar I 23
ENG 200Writing Seminar II3
or ENG 114 First-Year Writing Seminar
or ENG 198 Honors Writing Seminar
GEO 218Geological Site Investigation for Engineers3
HST 103The West & the World3
or HST 198 History Scholars' Seminar
HST 343History of Civil Engineering3
MTH 168Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
MTH 169Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
MTH 218Analytic Geometry & Calculus III4
MTH 219Applied Differential Equations3
MTH 367Statistical Methods I3
PHL 103Introduction to Philosophy3
PHY 206General Physics I - Mechanics
REL 103Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies3
CEE electives 3,46
Electives12
Natural Science Electives6
Total Hours120

Minor in Engineering Mechanics (EME)

 This minor is open to all engineering majors. The program provides a broad treatment of engineering mechanics including theoretical, numerical, and experimental topics.
 

Select four courses from: 112
Composites Design
Composite Design
Mechanics II
Introduction to Continuum Mechanics
Experimental Stress Analysis
Theory of Elasticity
Finite Element Analysis I
Composite Design
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
Total Hours12

Minor in Environmental Engineering (EVE)

This minor is open to all engineering majors. The program defines contemporary problems of pollution and identifies the technological approaches necessary to preserve the quality of our environment.
 

Select four courses from: 112
Environmental Pollution Control 2
Water & Wastewater Engineering 3
Special Problems in Civil Engineering 4
Special Problems in Chemical Engineering
Biological Processes in Wastewater Engineering
Physical & Chemical Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes
Hazardous Waste Engineering
Hazardous Waste Engineering
Solid Waste Engineering
Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering I
Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering II
Fundamentals of Air Pollution Engineering II
Environmental Engineering Separation Processes
Environmental Chemistry
Engineering Design & Appropriate Technology 4
Total Hours12

Minor in Geotechnical Engineering (GTC)

This minor is open to all engineering majors. The program provides a broad coverage on the design and analysis concepts related to the geotechnical engineering fundamentals.

Select four courses from:12
Geotechnical Engineering
Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
Subsurface Investigations
Foundation Engineering
Retaining Structures & Slopes
Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering
Special Problems in Civil Engineering 1
Special Problems in Civil Engineering 2
Total Hours12

Minor in Structures (STR)

This minor is open to all engineering majors. The program provides a broad coverage of general concepts of structural design as applied to buildings, mechanical systems, and machinery.
 

Select four courses from:12
Civil Engineering Materials
and Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
Analysis of Structures I
Design of Steel Structures
Design of Concrete Structures
Adv Struct Analysis
Structural Analysis by Computer
Prestressed Concrete
Structural Dynamics
Plastic Design in Steel
Masonry Design
Design Timber Structures
Foundation Engineering
Composites Design
Total Hours12

Minor in Transportation Engineering (TRE)

This minor is open to all engineering majors. The program provides broad coverage in the planning, design, operations, and management of the transportation system.
 

Select four courses from: 112
Transportation Engineering
Pavement Engineering
Highway Geometric Design
Traffic Engineering
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Travel Demand Modeling
Urban Public Transportation
Highway Traffic Safety
Traffic Engineering Research
Special Problems in Civil Engineering
Total Hours12

Minor in Water Resources Engineering (WRE)

This minor is open to all engineering majors. The program provides broad coverage to the general concepts used in water resources engineering including hydraulics and hydrology issues within economic, optimization, operation, and management frameworks.
 

Select four courses from: 112
Hydraulics
Water Resources Engineering
Hydrology & Seepage
Advanced Hydraulics
Open Channel Flow
Special Problems in Civil Engineering
Total Hours12

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EGR 1500EGR 1510
EGR 1020CEE 1010
EGR 1032EGR 2013
PHY 206 (Satisfies CAP Natural Science)3MTH 1694
MTH 168 (Satisfies CAP Math Requirement)4CHM 1233
HST 103 (Satisfies CAP First-Year Humanities Common)3CHM 123L1
PHL 103 (Satisfies CAP First-Year Humanities Common)3REL 103 (Satisfies CAP First Year Humanities Common)3
ENG 100 (Satisfies CAP Writing Seminar)3CMM 1003
 18 17
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CEE 221L2GEO 218 (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Inquiry )3
EGM 2023EGM 3033
EGR 200 or COP 2000MTH 2193
CEE 2133EGR 2023
MTH 2184ENG 200 (Satisfies CAP Second Year Writing Seminar)3
Natural Science I3SSC 200 (CAP Social Science)3
Natural Science II3 
 18 18
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CEE 3133CEE 3123
CEE 313L1CEE 312L1
CEE 3000CEE 311L2
CEE 3163CEE 3333
CEE 4033MTH 3673
EGR 2033Adv PHL/REL3
Advanced PHL/REL (Satisfies CAP Crossing Boundaries Practical Ethical Action)3 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CEE 4113CEE Elective3
CEE 4000CEE Elective3
CEE 4123CEE 450 (Satisfies CAP Capstone Requirement)3
CEE 4343Art Study (Satisfies CAP Art Study)3
CEE 434L1HST 343 (Satisfies CAP Adv HST, Crossing Boundaries Inquiry and Integrative)3
CEE 4243 
CEE 4212 
 15 15
Total credit hours: 132

Civil & Environmental Engr Courses

CEE 101. Introduction to Civil Engineering. 0-1 Hours

Introduction to the civil engineering faculty, facilities, and curriculum; to the career opportunities offered by the civil engineering profession; and to the areas of specialization within civil engineering.

CEE 198. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

CEE 200. Professional Development Seminar. 0 Hours

Presentations on contemporary and professional engineering subjects by students, faculty, and engineers in active practice. The seminar addresses topics in key areas that complement traditional courses and prepare distinctive graduates, ready for life and work. Registration required for all sophomore students.

CEE 213. Surveying. 3 Hours

An introduction to surveying and geomatics, with emphasis to theory of measurements and computation errors, leveling and traverse computations. topographic surveys, computations of earthwork, slope staking and stake out of highway curves. First term, each year. Prerequisite(s): MTH 168.

CEE 214. Highway Geometrics. 2 Hours

Study of circular and spiral curves, vertical curves, grade lines, earthwork and mass diagram, slope and grade stakes, and contour grading. Second term, each year. Prerequisite(s): CEE 213.

CEE 215L. Surveying Field Practice. 3 Hours

Field work and computation in topography, highway surveying, triangulation, level net, evaluation of errors, and preparation of plans. Five eight-hour days a week for three weeks. Summer, each year. Prerequisite(s): CEE 214.

CEE 221L. Civil Computation Laboratory. 2 Hours

Introduction to numerical methods and logical problem solving techniques commonly used in the civil engineering profession. Introduction to computer aided drawing and design and the use of popular CADD packages in the civil engineering profession.

CEE 298. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

CEE 300. Professional Development Seminar. 0 Hours

Practice in the presentation and discussion of papers; lectures by staff and prominent engineers. Attendance required of all civil engineering juniors.

CEE 311. Civil Engineering Materials. 2 Hours

Physical and mechanical properties of construction materials; Portland cement concrete, bituminous materials, wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, masonry units; proportioning of concrete mixtures including admixtures. Prerequisite(s): EGM 303. Corequisite(s): CEE 311L.

CEE 311L. Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory experiments in the physical and mechanical properties of construction materials; Portland cement concrete, bituminous materials, wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and masonry units; proportioning of concrete mixtures including admixtures. Prerequisite(s): EGM 303.

CEE 312. Geotechnical Engineering. 3 Hours

Principles of soil structures, classification, capillarity, permeability, flow nets, shear strength, consolidation, stress analysis, slope stability, lateral pressure, bearing capacity, and piles. Second term, each year. Prerequisite(s): EGM 303. Corequisite(s): GEO 218.

CEE 312L. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory tests to evaluate and identify soil properties for engineering purposes. Design problems are also included. Second term, each year. Corequisite(s): CEE 312.

CEE 313. Hydraulics. 3 Hours

Basic principles of fluid mechanics in closed conduits and open channels. Principles include fluid statics, conservation of mass, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and fluid dynamics. Presentation of fluid mechanics principles through the solution of practical problems and a comprehensive semester project. Prerequisite(s): EGM 202. Corequisite(s): CEE 313L.

CEE 313L. Hydraulics Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory experiments and problems associated with CEE 313. Corequisite(s): CEE 313.

CEE 316. Analysis of Structures I. 3 Hours

Elastic analysis of structures; deflection, moment-area theorems; conjugate-beam; virtual work influence lines; analysis of indeterminate structures using force methods; theories of failure, stiffness matrices, and use of software to analyze structures. Prerequisite(s): EGM 303.

CEE 317. Analysis of Structures II. 3 Hours

Elastic analysis of structures; virtual work; Castigliano's theorems; slope deflection and moment distribution; computer analysis of structural systems, influence lines, column analogy, limit analysis. Departmental elective. Prerequisite(s): CEE 316.

CEE 333. Water Resources Engineering. 3 Hours

Integrated study of the principles of water movement and management. Focus areas include hydrology, water distribution, storm water management, and waste water collection. Second semester, each year. Prerequisite(s): CEE 313.

CEE 390. Environmental Pollution Control. 3 Hours

Study of environmental pollution problems relating to air, water, and land resources. Causes and effects of pollution technology for solving problems. Legal and political considerations. For juniors and seniors other than civil engineering students. Credit may not be applied toward civil engineering degree. Prerequisite(s): Some knowledge of chemistry.

CEE 398. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

CEE 400. Professional Development Seminar. 0 Hours

Practice in the presentation and discussion of papers; lectures by staff and prominent engineers. Attendance required of all civil engineering seniors.

CEE 403. Transportation Engineering. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of transportation engineering, including design, construction, maintenance, and economics of transportation facilities. Design of pavement structures and drainage systems. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status.

CEE 411. Design of Steel Structures. 3 Hours

Design and behavior of structural steel connections, columns, beams, and beams subjected to tension, compression, bending, shear, torsion, and composite action. Second semester, each year. Prerequisite(s): CEE 316.

CEE 412. Design of Concrete Structures. 3 Hours

Design and behavior of reinforced concrete slabs, beams, columns, walls, and footings subjected to tension, compression, bending, shear, and torsion. First semester, each year. Prerequisite(s): CEE 311, CEE 316.

CEE 421. Construction Engineering. 2,3 Hours

Organization, planning, and control of construction projects, including a study of the use of machinery, methods, materials, estimates, cost controls, and fundamentals of CPM and PERT. Contracts and bonds and legal aspects of contracting. Engineering economics including present and annual worth analysis, evaluation of alternatives.

CEE 422. Design & Construction Project Management. 3 Hours

Fundamentals of project management as they relate to the design and construction professional, and the application of project management techniques to the design and construction of major projects. Departmental elective.

CEE 424. Foundation Engineering. 3 Hours

Review of soil properties, site exploration and evaluation, bearing capacity, settlements, shallow foundations, retaining structures, and deep foundations. Prerequisite(s): CEE 312.

CEE 425. Civil Engineering Systems. 3 Hours

Analysis and evaluation of civil engineering systems using operations research tools including systems modeling, optimization and probability, and statistics. Civil engineering systems will also be examined from an economic perspective. Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status.

CEE 434. Water & Wastewater Engineering. 3 Hours

Problems of water pollution; development and design of public water supply and waste water treatment systems; legal, political, ethical, and moral considerations. First term, each year. Prerequisite(s): CHM 124. Corequisite(s): CEE 313, CEE 434L.

CEE 434L. Water & Wastewater Engineering Laboratory. 1 Hour

Laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and design problems associated with water and wastewater engineering. First semester, each year. Prerequisite(s): CHM 123L. Corequisite(s): CEE 434.

CEE 450. Civil Engineering Design. 3 Hours

A group design of a complete, large-scale civil engineering system. The capstone design experience draws upon knowledge acquired over a wide spectrum of civil engineering subjects including environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources engineering as well as project management. Second semester, each year. Prerequisite(s): CEE 312, CEE 333, CEE 403, CEE 411, CEE 412, CEE 434.

CEE 463. Hazardous Waste Treatment. 3 Hours

The fundamental principles of the design and operation of hazardous waste control and hazardous substances remediation processes. Hazardous waste regulations, risk assessment, and management. Department Elective. Prerequisite(s): CHM 124.

CEE 493. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program.

CEE 494. Honors Thesis. 3 Hours

Selection, design, investigation, and completion of an independent, original research study resulting in a document prepared for submission as a potential publication and a completed undergraduate thesis. Restricted to students in University Honors Program. Prerequisite(s): CEE 493.

CEE 498. Research & Innovation Laboratory. 1-6 Hours

Students participate in (1) selection and design, (2) investigation and data collection, (3) analysis and (4) presentation of a research project. Research can include, but is not limited to, developing an experiment, collecting and analyzing data, surveying and evaluating literature, developing new tools and techniques including software, and surveying, brainstorming and evaluating engineering solutions and engineering designs. Proposals from teams of students will be considered.

CEE 499. Special Problems in Civil Engineering. 1-6 Hours

Particular assignments to be arranged and approved by chairperson of the department. Departmental elective.

Engineering Mechanics Courses

EGM 202. Dynamics. 3 Hours

Kinematics, including translation, rotation, plane motion, and relative motion; kinetics of particles and bodies by the methods of force-mass-acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum. Each semester, each year. Prerequisite(s): EGR 201.

EGM 303. Mechanics II. 3 Hours

The study of stresses, strains, and deflections in tension, compression, shear, flexure, and torsion; shear and moment diagrams; analysis of stresses and strains at a point; Mohr's circle; analysis of columns. Each semester, each year. Prerequisite(s): EGR 201.

EGM 304. Advanced Strength of Materials. 3 Hours

Stresses and strains at a point; shear center; unsymmetrical bending; curved beams; flat plates; torsion of noncircular bars; beams on elastic support; buckling; introduction to mechanics of composite materials. First and second terms each year. Prerequisite(s): EGM 303.

EGM 499. Special Problems in Engineering Mechanics. 1-6 Hours

Particular assignments to be arranged and approved by chairperson of the department.