Agenda Item FA 14-04

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

CCEC (Undergraduate)

(School of Computing, School of Engineering/Civil): New Courses, Course Changes, and Programs of Studies Changes (2 packages)

03/06/14: Passed

03/14/14: Approved

Log Number: 201308-89

School of Computing – Undergraduate  

 

Change an existing course

Data Modeling

COP

Senior (4xxx)

710

We wish to remove the speech prerequisite from this course. Speech remains a major prereq, but students do not need speech to be successful in this course.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: "COT3210: Computability And Automata" and  "COP3530: Data Structures"

Description: This course studies dynamic storage management, compression, data abstraction, data models (hierarchical, network, relational), query languages, concurrency and security, grammatical validation and standards. Schema design methodologies and evaluation including object oriented, semantic, functional, entity-relationship data models, CASE tools, and SQL engine design are also covered.

 

Change an existing course

Database Systems

COP

Senior (4xxx)

720

We wish to remove the speech prerequisite from this course. Students will still have to take speech as part of their major, but speech is not required to be successful in this course.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: "COP3855: Web Access and System Design" and "COP3538: Data Structures Using OOP"
Description: After an overview of database history, students learn about entity relationships and design processes. Databases are studied with a concentration on relational concepts, Structured Query Language, Data Definition Language, and Data Manipulation Language. Issues of redundancy, normalization, optimization, and concurrency control are examined. The combination of theoretical concepts and practical experiences will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of concepts, principles, and techniques for the analysis, design, implementation, utilization, and documentation involved in the development of database systems.

 

Change an existing course

Info Proc: Req Identi Spec

CGS

Senior (4xxx)

308

We wish to remove the speech prerequisite from this course. Students will still have to take speech as part of their major, but speech is not required to be successful in this course.
New Course Description:
Prerequisite: "CGS4307: Info Proc: Organizational Pers"
Description: Students in this course examine fundamentals for the development of information processing systems. Topics include requirements gathering, feasibility studies, software lifecycle overview, tools and equipment used by designers, and factors associated with successful systems.

 

Log Number: 201308-101

School of Engineering/Civil – Undergraduate  

 

Change a degree-major of an existing program                        
Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
Due to changes in the civil engineering profession and revisions to the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (required for civil engineers in the professional engineer track), the civil engineering curriculum must be amended. The proposed curriculum amendment includes the following actions: 1. Removal of several required foundation courses as program requirements including EEL 3111, EGN 2009, EGN 3613, and EML 3100; 2. Addition of several new required courses including Introduction to Port and Coastal Engineering (APC Package for Coastal Engineering describes this course), Numerical Methods, and Engineering Management; 3. Changes two courses from required major courses to elective courses including CEG 3111 and CES 3605C; 4. Adds 1 new elective course, Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport; and, 5. Changes 1 course, CGN 4803 from 1 credit to 2 credits. 
(Click here for the program of study) 

 

Change an existing course

Senior Capstone Design I

CGN

Senior (4xxx)

803

This course will be changed from 1 credit to 2 credits to better reflect the actual contact hours required by the students. Currently the contact hours are 3 hours per week.

 

Add a new course

Numerical Methods and Computing in Civil and Coastal Engineering (3 crs)

CGN

Junior (3xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"MAP2302: (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations"
Co-requisites:   
None
Course Description:
Pre-requisite "MAP2302:(GM) Ordinary Differ Equations" The students will be introduced to a suite of scientific computing environments, tools and methods upon which civil and coastal engineering practice and research relies on. The following foundational knowledge will be covered in the course: data operations and other built-in functionality; data input and output, including data formatting per different data types; symbolic manipulation, including algebra and calculus; and visualization of data. As a synthesis of the foundational knowledge gained in the course, students will develop their own code to read in data, process and analyze the input and visualize the output. Problems investigated in the course will be examples in civil and coastal engineering where higher level computing is needed.

 

Add a new course

Engineering Management (3 crs)

CGN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of project organization, team formations, and operations involving matrix teams (as well as other formulations) and an overview of the project life cycle. Project planning, scheduling, and control are also discussed as well as economic decisions involving projects such as capital budgeting, risk analysis, and replacement decisions. Students make oral and written presentations. Permission of the instructor is required in order to enroll in this course.

 

Add a new course

Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport (3 crs)

CGN

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CWR4202C: Hydraulic Engineering"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:
Pre-requisite: "CWR4202C: Hydraulic Engineering" This course addresses the study and evaluation of groundwater flow within aquifers. The course includes a general overview of groundwater geology, groundwater hydraulics, the hydrologic cycle, well hydraulics, aquifer testing, salt-water/freshwater interface, and fate and transport of contaminants. Each student will be required to develop a final course project.