Agenda Item FA 15-50

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Undergraduate) – (Construction Management, School of Engineering/Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, & Mechanical Engineering)

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (8 packages)

12/03/15: Passed

12/11/15: Approved

Log Number: 201508-55

Construction Management – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

Soils and Foundations

BCN

Junior (3xxx)

223

The Construction Management department is adding a C lab component to the BCN3223 soils and foundations class to incorporate a lab in the class making the class number BCN3223c. The class is conducted with a lecture portion and a lab section dedicated to soils testing and identification. The class will remain a total of 3 credits combined. There will NOT be a separate lab section. This will allow our students to be instructed in more hands-on learning.

 

Log Number: 201508-48

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Undergraduate


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


Summary of the Changes:
The Civil Engineering faculty have determined that the calculus knowledge needed for Civil Engineering Geomatics (CGN 3322C) can be obtained from MAC 2311 - Calculus I. Currently, MAC 2312 - Calculus II is the prerequisite for CGN 3322C - Civil Engineering Geomatics. The Civil Engineering faculty are requesting MAC 2311 - Calculus I to replace MAC 2312 - Calculus II as a prerequisite for CGN 3322C - Civil Engineering Geomatics. 

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Change an existing course

Civil Engineering Geomatics

CGN

Junior (3xxx)

322 C

The Civil Engineering faculty have determined that the calculus knowledge needed for Civil Engineering Geomatics (CGN 3322C) can be obtained from MAC 2311 - Calculus I. Currently, MAC 2312 - Calculus II is the prerequisite for CGN 3322C - Civil Engineering Geomatics. The Civil Engineering faculty are requesting MAC 2311 - Calculus I to replace MAC 2312 as a prerequisite for CGN 3322C - Civil Engineering Geomatics.

 

Log Number: 201508-49

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Undergraduate


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


Summary of the Changes:
This APC request is to modify the course description and prerequisites for the course CGN3501C Civil Engineering Materials (3 credit hours). The current course description is "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 (A laboratory fee of $30 will be assessed)." The current prerequisite is CHM2045+L (4 credit hours). The new course description will be "This course is an introduction to the behaviors, properties, and testing of commonly used civil engineering materials such as aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, asphalt cement concrete, masonry, steel, and timber. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on characterization of materials for Portland cement concrete mix design, and testing of both fresh and hardened concrete. (A laboratory fee of $30 will be assessed)." The new prerequisite will be EGN3311 Statics (3 credit hours). 

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Change an existing course

Civil Engineering Materials

CGN

Junior (3xxx)

501 C

This APC request is to modify the course description and prerequisite for CGN3501C Civil Engineering Materials to better reflect the subject are topics covered during the lecture portions of the course and the characterization activities covered during the laboratory portion of the course. The course will now focus on the behaviors, properties and testing civil engineering materials rather than only focusing on the testing of civil engineering materials. As a result, the prerequisite for the course must be changed to reflect the background knowledge required for students to successfully complete the course. The old prerequisite, CHM 2015C (General Chemistry) will be replaced by EGN 3311 (Statics).

New Course Description:

Prerequisite EGN3311 Statics (3 credit hours). This course is an introduction to the behaviors, properties, and testing of commonly used civil engineering materials such as aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, asphalt cement concrete, masonry, steel, and timber. The laboratory portion of the course will focus on characterization of materials for Portland cement concrete mix design, and testing of both fresh and hardened concrete. (A laboratory fee of $30 will be assessed).

 

Log Number: 201508-50

School of Engineering/Civil of Engineering – Undergraduate

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

Summary of the Changes:
This APC requests adding two new technical electives to the BS in Civil Engineering degree program. The two new electives will allow students to obtain a greater level of understanding and expertise for the analysis and design of foundation systems and earth retaining structures.
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Add a new course

Analysis and Design of Foundation Systems (3 crs)

CEG

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CEG3011C: Geotechnical Engineering"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite CEG3011C Geotechnical Engineering (4 credit hours). This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the principles for geotechnical analysis and design of shallow and deep foundation systems. Course topics include geotechnical site characterization, bearing capacity, settlement, group effects, and lateral load capacity of the various foundation systems.

 

Add a new course

Analysis and Design of Earth Retaining Systems (3 crs)

CEG

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CEG3011C: Geotechnical Engineering"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite CEG3011C Geotechnical Engineering (4 credit hours). This course provides a comprehensive coverage of the principles for geotechnical analysis and design of earth retaining systems. Course topics include earth pressure theories, design of rigid and flexible retaining structures, design of braced and anchored shoring systems, design of reinforced earth walls, and stability analyses for earth slopes.

 

Log Number: 201508-65

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

Environmental Engineering

ENV

Junior (3xxx)

001 C

Currently course has as pre-requisite PHY2049 - Calculus based Physics. Faculty will like to eliminate this pre-requisite as it does not contribute to outcome of the course. The only pre-requistes should be CHM2045 - General Chemistry I and CHM2045L - General Chemistry Lab.

 

Log Number: 201508-66

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Undergraduate

 

Change an existing course

Design of Reinforced Concrete

CES

Senior (4xxx)

702 C

Add pre-requisite course CGN3501C - Civil Engineering Materials to course. Students will work with reinforced concrete and need to have knowledge of the different materials that comprise it.

 

Log Number: 201508-52

School of Engineering/Electrical  Engineering – Undergraduate

Terminate an existing minor
                          
Electrical Engineering Minor

Summary of the Changes:
Since 2010, only 1 student has completed an Electrical Engineering Minor. Because the Electrical Engineering Curriculum is extremely prescribed, with many credit hours of mathematics and physics courses required to be able to take any electrical engineering courses, very few students on campus have the ability to complete this minor. Electrical Engineering is also the only program in the School of Engineering that currently offers a minor. Based on this information, the Electrical Engineering faculty voted unanimously to eliminate the minor.

 

Log Number: 201508-58

School of Engineering/Mechanical  Engineering – Undergraduate

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

Summary of the Changes:
1. Adding EGN 4042 (Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement Methods in Engineering) as approved technical elective for ME students. This course has been regularly approved as technical elective in the past, but not included on the list of technical electives in the catalog.
2. Adding EML 4XXX (Internal Combustion Engine) as approved technical elective for ME students. This course has been offered as a special topics course in the past and regularly approved as technical elective, but not included on the list in the catalog.
3. Adding MAS 3105 Linear Algebra as approved technical elective for ME students. This course has been approved on an ad-hoc bases in the past and the ME faculty have voted to add it as an official technical elective.
4. Adding graduate level mechanical engineering courses as technical elective courses for the BSME degree. As indicated in the proposed program of study, students wishing to take graduate level courses will need approval from the School of Engineering Director.
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Add a new course

Internal Combustion Engines
(3 crs)

EML

Senior (4xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
"EML3101: Thermodynamics II"

Course Description:

Co-requisite: EML 3101 - Thermodynamics. This course provides a broad introduction to all aspects of Internal Combustion Engine theory, modeling and design, with strong emphasis on operation of engine sub-systems, advanced technology, combustion and thermodynamics.