Agenda Item FA 11-18

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

CCEC (Undergraduate) - (School of Engineering/Civil):

New Course, Course Changes, & Programs of Study

03/03/11: Passed

03/09/11: Approved

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Undergraduate)

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering - Undergraduate
 
2010/11-054
APC 1
CES 4XXX
Prestressed Concrete (3crs)
Prerequisites:
 
CES 4702C - Design of Reinforced Concrete
Co-requisites:
 
CES 4702C - Design of Reinforced Concrete

Course Description:

This course covers prestressed concrete behavior and design for applications in building and bridge design. Topics covered will include the design of pre and post tensioned girders, floors, roofs, and walls.
 
2010/11-055
APC 1
CES 4XXX
Introduction to Bridge Engineering (3crs)
Prerequisites:
 
CES 4702C - Reinforced Concrete
Co-requisites:
 
None

Course Description:

This course covers the design of structural systems for bridges using the AASHTO LRFD design methodology. Topics covered will include analysis by influence lines, design of slab, beam-slab, and existing bridges.
 
2010/11-056
APC 1
CEG 4304
Applied Engineering Geology (3crs)
Prerequisites:
 
CEG 3011C - Geotechnical Engineering
Co-requisites:
 
CEG 3011C - Geotechnical Engineering

Course Description:

This course addresses the applications of geological information to engineering problems. Topics covered include soil and rock mechanics, instrumentation, geological hazards, field testing, coring and classification of geological materials, and probability and statistics as applied to geological materials.
 
 
2010/11-057
APC 1
CES 4144
Matrix Structural Analysis (3crs)
Prerequisites:
 
CES 3100 - Structural Analysis
Co-requisites:
 
None

Course Description:

This course covers the theory and application of traditional structural analysis for trusses, beams, frames, cables, and arches as either determinate or indeterminate systems. Topics covered will include matrix methods including the direct stiffness method, and flexibility and stiffness method with introduction to computer-based techniques.
 
2010/11-058
APC 2
CES 3100
Analysis of Structures

We are changing the total credit hours for this course from 4.0 to 3.0 to reflect revised course content. The course description and course objectives are revised. This change is part of a civil engineering program change that will permit the addition of one more elective course and an additional required 3rd basic science course as recommended by the Engineering Accreditation Board or ABET. The number of exercises in this course will be reduced permit reduction from 4 credits to 3 credits. The course changes will also result in the course being more similar to other classes offered at SUS institutions.

New Course Description:
This course will investigate types of loads on structures, truss analysis, shear and bending moment diagrams, influence lines, and design envelopes. In addition, deformation of beams, frames, and trusses is covered. The course also includes an introduction to the analysis of indeterminate structures using consistent deformation, slope deflection, and moment distribution methods. Computer and matrix methods are briefly introduced and discussed.
 
2010/11-059
APC 2
ENV 3001C
Environmental Engineering
We are changing the total credit hours for this course from 4.0 to 3.0 to reflect revised course content. The course description is revised. This change is part of a civil engineering program change that will permit the addition of one more elective course and an additional required 3rd basic science course as recommended by the Engineering Accreditation Board or ABET. The number of exercises in this course will be reduced by half to permit reduction from 4 credits to 3 credits.
New Course Description:

This course covers the fundamentals of environmental engineering, including the physical, chemical and biological processes used in pollution control with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment. A limited laboratory component provides an overview of the experimental methods and processes used in environmental engineering.

 
2010/11-060
APC 2
CGN 3501C
Civil Engineering Materials
We are changing the total credit hours for this course from 4.0 to 3.0 to reflect revised course content. The prerequisites (CHM 2045C, CES 3104C, STA 3032) and the course description are revised. This change is part of a civil engineering program change that will permit the addition of one more elective course and an additional required 3rd basic science course as recommended by the Engineering Accreditation Board or ABET. Also, changing the pre-requisites allows students to take the course earlier in the Civil Engineering Program. This change is also directed at improving student retention in engineering education by introducing more hand's on and practical student activities to the course.
New Course Description:

This course offers knowledge, skills and national certification opportunities in the testing of traditional civil engineering materials. Students will learn to conduct standard laboratory tests, analyze the results, and properly report the data as required for civil engineering design and quality assurance/quality control purposes.

 
2010/11-061
APC 2
CGN 3322
Civil Engineering Surveying

We are changing the course title to reflect revised course content. The course description and course objectives are revised. This change is part of a civil engineering program change that will permit the addition of one more elective course and an additional required 3rd basic science course as recommended by the Engineering Accreditation Board or ABET.

New Course Description:
This course introduces the use of modern surveying instruments and methods commonly employed by civil engineers. Topics covered include: distance measurement, angle measurement, traverse and topographic surveys, route surveying, construction surveying, land surveys, mapping. Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and preparation and submittal of survey documents. In addition, this course exposes students to state of the art computer aided design (CAD) tools used in civil engineering practice.
 
2010/11-062
APC 3
 
BS - Civil Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
Civil Engineering proposes a number of program changes driven by ABET accreditation changes and a need to modernize the program to be consistent with other similar programs in the USA. The proposed changes include course deletions, name changes, credit hour changes, and course additions.
1. Remove EGN3202, Computer Aided Engineering (3) from Program of Study. This course is mostly CADD training which is being done in other classes also. CE proposes to cover this material in the other course elements. This change is reflected on this APC 3 form.
2. Add third Natural Science Elective per ABET requirements. Based upon existing UNF courses, provide students with choice of taking BSC 1010C, General Biology (4); BSC 3057, Introduction to Environmental Science (3); or, ESC 2000, Earth Science (3) with ESC 2000L Earth Science Lab (1). This change is reflected on this APC form.
3. Change the name of CGN 3322C, Civil Engineering Surveying (3) to CGN 3322C, Civil Engineering Geometrics (3). The specific course content and course description have been revised to reflect changes in civil engineering mapping/surveying profession. The proposed changes are outlined in the attached APC 2 Form.
4. Change the credit hours for CGN 3501C, Civil Engineering Materials (4) to CGN 3501C, Civil Engineering Materials (3). The pre-requisites, course description, and course content have been revised as noted in the attached APC 2 form. The primary objective of the changes is to increase hands-on, practical activities for students, earlier in the academic Program of Study in order to increase retention of students.
5. Change the credit hours for ENV 3001C, Environmental Engineering (4) to ENV 3001C, Environmental Engineering (3). The credit hours for this course have been changed, as noted in the attached APC 2 form, to better reflect the course content relative to that of other similar courses in the Civil Engineering Program of Study.
6. Change the credit hours for CES 3100, Analysis of Structures (4) to CES 3100, Analysis of Structures (3). The credit hours for this course have been changed, as noted in the attached APC 2 form, to better reflect the course content relative to that of other similar courses in the Civil Engineering Program of Study.
7. Increase the Technical Electives available in the Civil Engineering Program of Study from 6 credit hours to 9 credit hours. This change is reflected on this APC 3 form.
8. Add various new Technical Electives to Civil Engineering Program of Study. See the attached APC 1 forms for Matrix Structural Analysis (CES 4144), Prestressed Concrete (CES 4xxx), Introduction to Bridge Engineering (CES 4xxx), and Applied Engineering Geology (CEG 4304).
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