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CET 203 – Principles and Practice of Geomatics 3(2,3) This course deals with surveying measurements and computations for engineering project control including; mapping and construction layout, theory of observational errors and error propagation, fundamental concepts of horizontal and vertical control systems, use of topographic maps and plan profile sheets, computation of horizontal and vertical curves and more. Prerequisite – M 153.

CET 205. Computer-Aided Drafting. 3(3,0). This course will dis-cuss the general concept of Computer-Aided Design. Various hardware and software will be introduced to the students. Concept of Solid Modeling will be covered in detail. Hands-on experience is integrated in laboratory exercises Individual projects are required. Prerequisites: ET 150.

CET 305 Principles of Surveying 3(2,3) Surveying is the science, art and technology of determining the relative positions of points This course addresses surveying theory and practice as applied to plane surveying. The areas of error propagation, differential leveling, distance and angle measurements, traverse computations, are determination, and topographic mapping will be addressed.

CET 311. Plane Surveying. 3(2,3). This is a course in the theory of measurements and errors. It stresses use and care of surveying instruments tape, compass, level, transit, Theodolite, and EDM. Fieldwork includes taping, level, traverse, and topographic surveys. Prerequisite: Math 152. (F)

CET 312. Route Surveying. 3(2,3). This is a course in Control Surveying, Planning and Construction Surveying. Horizontal, vertical, and spiral curves; Earthwork. Prerequisite: CET 311. (S)

CET 315. Construction. 3(3,0). This course is the study of construction material properties and uses of conventional and new types of materials and methods employed in building construction and their relationship in assembly, and an analytic study of buildings under construction. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (F,S)

CET 318 GPS & Control Surveying 3(2,3). Fundamental concepts and computations for higher order control surveys using terrestrial and satellite (GPS) based systems. Use of least squares adjustment techniques.

CET 319. Theory of Structures. 3(3,0). This course emphasizes stress and deflection in statically determined and statically indeterminate structures, influence lines, and secondary stresses. It is an introduction of plastic theory and its application to elementary structural problems. Prerequisite: ET 213 and M153. (S)

CET 320. Highway Engineering. 3(3,0). The content in this course consists of highway systems, traffic flow theory, highway planning, vehicle and driver characteristics, geometric design, highway structure design, pavement design, drainage, earthwork, intersections, traffic control, and highway maintenance. Co-requisite: CET312. (F)

CET 404 Boundary Law 3(0,3). Laws, evidence and procedures in boundary surveying. Topics include written, unwritten and riparian rights, easements, interpretation of written and field boundary evidence, subdivisions, and preparation of boundary descriptions and plans. Boundary project management and professional practice are emphasized throughout the course.

CET 406 Construction Surveying 3(2,3). A study of advanced surveying applications in the planning, design, layout, and construction of physical environment and infrastructure, with emphasis placed on the development of effective strategies to solve modern surveying problems. The course covers surveying instrumentation, utilization of maps and plans, understanding and using working drawings, computing coordinates, areas, earthwork quantities (volumes), monitoring construction for line and grade, and performing as-constructed surveys and mapping.

CET 407 Hydrology & Drainage 3(0, 3). Hydrologic and hydraulic principles are utilized in the planning, design, operation and construction of water management projects. Topics include elements of storm water drainage pertaining to hydrology, hydraulics of open channel and pipe flow, storm water management, and issues pertinent to state storm water regulations. The course also covers water distribution and sewage collection systems.

CET 409 Elements of GIS 3(2, 3). The study of geographic and land information systems as they relate to the practice of land surveying. Surveying reference systems for control, attributes of computerized land data bases, and their impact on the recording of land titles and boundaries are treated, as well as the use of CAD enhancements and satellite technology.

CET 410. Engineering Computing II 3(2,3). This course introduces the students to a more detailed discussion on computing. The course material includes the storage, additional data types, format features, subprogram features, common equivalence, data statements; some selected features from modern programming languages CPL-l, PASCAL, etc.); structures, pointers and stacks, recursion; and introduction to a graphics language. Stress is to be placed on application of the above ideas to engineering problems. Prerequisite: ET 310. (F)

CET 411 Photogrammetry 3(2, 3). This course covers the study of aerial and close range photogrammetry and the corresponding reduction and interpretation of data. The geometry of the photographic camera, vertical photography, aerial mapping camera, project planning, supporting field surveys and field classification and targeting are emphasized. Photogrammetric plotters and comparators are discussed. An introduction to digital image scanning and GPS synchronization is presented. The application of photogrammetry to engineering and surveying mapping programs is discussed.

CET 412. Contracts, Legal Regulations, Codes and Records. 3(3,0). This is a study of contracts, specifications and economic laws relating to engineering; ordinances and regulations governing building construction, land surveying, and Federal Communications Commission. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (S)

CET 413. Structural Design L 3(3,0). This course consists of design of tension and compression members, design of beams, columns, base plates, and connections with application to the design of elementary steel structures, and study of AISC Code. Prerequisite: CET 319. (S)

CET 414. Structural Design II. 3(3,0). This course stresses fundamentals of reinforced-concrete design with emphasis on strength design method; design of beams, slabs, columns, floor systems and footings with application to the design of elementary structure, and a study of AC1 Code. Prerequisite: CET 319. (S)

CET 415. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics. 3(2,3). This course teaches properties of fluids; principle of hydrostatics, kinematics and dynamics of fluid motioncontinuity, momentum and energy equations; flow of fluids in pipes and in open channels; measurements of fluid flow; and hydromachinery. Prerequisite: ET 313. (F,S)

CET 416. Hydraulics Laboratory. 3(2,3). Students are exposed to

calibration of nozzles, orifices, flow meters, wires, pressure gauges. Measurement of flow quantities in pipes and in open channels. Observation of flow patterns; and hydraulic jump. Prerequisite: CET 415. (S)

CET 417. Mechanics of Materials Laboratory. 3(2,3). Students are taught the care and the use of testing instruments; mechanical and electrical strain gauges; tension, compression, buckling, torsion, bending, hardness and impact tests on metals. Tests on concrete and wood; and the study of nondestructive testing; and the study of ASTM specifications. Prerequisite: ET 213. (F,S)

CET 418. Soil Mechanics. 3(2,3). In this course, students learn the physical properties of soils, soil classifications, seepage and flownets, stress distribution; consolidation and settlement, compaction, soil stabilization, shearing strength, rupture theory, and subsurface soil investigation. Prerequisite: ET 213. (F)

CET 419. Foundation Engineering. 3(3,0). This course is an introduction to foundation engineering including concept, analysis, design, and construction of structural foundations, slope stability, earth pressure, retaining walls, piles, and anchors. Special emphasis is placed on designing. Prerequisite: CET 418. (S)

CET 420. Water and Sewage Systems. 3(3,0). This course stresses sources of water supply; water demand; population prediction; water quality requirements; principle of water treatment which includes coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, and softening process. Characteristics of wastewater, principles of physical, chemical and biological treatment of wastewater. Co-requisites: Chemistry 103, CET 415. (S)

CET 421. Microcomputer Applications. 3(3,0). In Microcomputer Applications in Civil Engineering, various Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software will be used to solve Civil Engineering problems. Students will learn the content of computer programs, installation procedures, system configuration, data input, program execution, file management, and output interpretation. The computer applications in the following areas will be included in this course: Steel Structure Design and Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Design and Analysis, Retaining Wall Design, Slope Stability Analysis, Flownet and Geometric Property Calculation. Prerequisite: ET 310. (S)

CET 422 Remote Sensing 3(2, 3). This course covers electromagnetic energy, passive and active sensing systems, earth resource satellite systems, digital image formats, image enhancement, image interpretation and applications of computer-assisted interpretation in mapping, geology, soils, water quality and urban and regional planning. It also covers image rectification, registration and image data merger with GIS.

CET 424/424L Elements of Geographic Information 3(2, 3). Design, implementation and use of automated procedures for storage, analysis and display of spatial information. Covers data bases, informa­tion manipulation and display techniques, software systems and manage­ment issues. Apply GIS in the natural resource management.

CET 425 Land Design and Development 3(2, 3). Applications of funda­mental site engineering principles, land design principles and permitting issues. A brief historical review of subdivision and urban designs and their impact on current practice. Site surveying and engineering issues including hydrology, storm water management, site geometry, grading, design of roads, engineering design standards and computer applications in site engineering are examined. The principles of citing and theories of design for esthetic and efficient alignment of roads, layout of structures and subdivision parcels are introduced.

CET 428 Hydrology and Drainage 3(2,3)This course provides students with basic understanding of (1) hydrologic Principles including the hy­drologic cycle; precipitation, infiltration, percolation and groundwater, runoff and stream flow, surface water, evaporation and transpiration; mechanics of erosion; energy balance, radiation, temperature, wind and humidity; measurement and analysis of hydrologic data for engineering design, and (2) drainage principles, design tools and their applications and information on how drainage design relates to engineering economic, technical, environmental, and safety variables.

CET 459. Senior Project Proposal. 1(1,0). The intent of this course is to enhance the students chance of successfully completing senior project CET 460. It is a prerequisite for senior project CET 460. This course is designed to afford students planning to take senior project the opportunity to prepare prior to registering for the senior project course. Students will be able to identify a professor, select a topic, do literature review, as well as determine methodology for accomplishing their senior projects. Prerequisite: Senior standing in CET. (F,S)

CET 460. Senior Project. 3(3,0). This course is designed to enable CET students with senior standing to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from different CET courses towards accomplishing a practical design project. Students will also be required to successfully complete the fundamentals of Engineering Technology Examination FETE. Prerequisite: CET 459. (F,S)