Degree Plan

Program Outcomes (Program Educational Objectives) PEO

In their early careers, graduates of the Civil Engineering program will be expected to:

  1. Apply their knowledge and skills as effective and productive civil engineers to enable sustainable growth of the community;
  2. Work and communicate effectively in order to develop practical, technically-sound and cost-effective solutions to civil engineering problems;
  3. Enhance self-confidence, ability to make proper decisions, and adherence to professional ethics; and
  4. Pursue lifelong learning to keep themselves conversant with latest development in their fields of practice or study.

Program Outcomes (Student Outcomes)

PO 1Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
PO 2Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
PO 3Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
PO 4Function on multidisciplinary teams
PO 5Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
PO 6Show professional and ethical responsibility
PO 7Demonstrate effective communication skills
PO 8Describe the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
PO 9Demonstrate the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
PO 10Outline knowledge of contemporary issues
PO 11Use techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program can pursue career opportunities as professional occupations including:

  1. Project engineer
  2. Civil Engineer
  3. Metal structures engineer
  4. Road engineer
  5. Bridges engineer
  6. Engineer, airports
  7. Engineer, seaports
  8. Engineer, railways
  9. Engineer, dams
  10. Engineer, irrigation
  11. Engineer, traffic
  12. Engineer, soil
  13. Engineer, general survey

 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

First Year, 1st Semester (1)  (Preparatory) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLecLabCreditPre-req.
ENGL 001English I1558-
CS 001Introduction to Information Technology132-
MATH 011Mathematics I404-
GS 021College Study Skills101-
GS 031 Physical Education I 021-
TOTAL: 5211016

 

First Year, 2nd Semester (2)  (Preparatory) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLecLabCreditPre-req.
ENGL 002English II1558ENGL 001
CS 002Introduction to Computer Applications132CS 001
MATH 012Mathematics II404MATH 011
SCI 051Physical Sciences132-
 TOTAL: 4211116 

Total credit hours required in the Preparatory Program: 32

Second Year, 1st Semester  (3) (Freshman) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLecLabCreditPre-req.
CE 101Introduction to Civil Engineering101-
MATH 111Calculus I404MATH 012
ENGL 117English Composition I303ENGL 002
SCI 152General Physics I334SCI 051
SCI 154General Chemistry334SCI 051
GS 171Belief and its Consequences202-
 TOTAL: 616618 

 

Second Year, 2nd Semester  (4) (Freshman) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLecLabCreditPre-req.
MATH 112Calculus II404MATH 111
ENGL 118English Composition II303ENGL 117
CS 125Computer Programming233MATH 111
SCI 153General Physics II334SCI 152
GS 161Arabic Practical Grammar202-
GS 272Professional Ethics202GS 171
 TOTAL: 616618 

 

Third Year, 1st Semester  (5) (Sophomore) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
CE 201Statics303SCI 152
CE 202Computer Graphics163-
MATH 211Calculus III303MATH 112
GS 132Physical Education II021GS 031
GS 262Arabic  Professional Writing202GS 161
BUS 283Industrial Psychology 303-
MATH 312Probability & Statistics 233MATH 112
 TOTAL: 7141118 

 

Third Year, 2nd Semester  (6) (Sophomore) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
CE 204Structural Mechanics I303CE 201
CE 205Engineering Fluid Mechanics303

CE 201

MATH 112

CE 206Surveying233CE 202
ME 301Dynamics303CE 201
SCI 255Basics of Environmental Chemistry202SCI 154
MATH 212Elements of Differential Equations303MATH 112
GS 233Physical Education III021GS 132
 TOTAL: 716518 

 

Fourth Year, 1st Semester  (7) (Junior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
CE 308Structural Materials334CE 204
CE 309Structural Analysis  I303CE 204
CE 417Water & Wastewater Engineering 334

CE 205

SCI 255

CE 311Engineering Hydrology I233CE 205
CE 315Geotechnical Engineering I334CE 204
 TOTAL: 5141218 

 

Fourth Year, 2nd Semester  (8) (Junior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
MATH 314Numerical Methods303

CS 125

MATH 211

CE 312Reinforced Concrete I233CE 309
CE 313Transportation Engineering303SCI 152
CE 314Transportation Engineering Lab031CE 308
CE xxxElective  III303CE xxx
CE 438Foundation of Earth Structures Design 303CE 315
GS 363 Arabic Communication skills202GS 262
 TOTAL: 7160618 

 

Fifth Year, 1stSemester(9) (Senior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
CE xxxDesign Elective I303CE xxx
CE 451Design Project233Senior Standing
BUS 261Business Communication303ENGL 118
CE 316Construction Management 303-
GS 373Human Rights in Islam202GS 272
BUS 481Engineering Economics303-
TOTAL: 616317

 Total credit hours required in the Degree Program:131

Fifth Year, 2ndSemester  (10) (Senior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.

CE 491

CE 495

Field Training

Senior Project

0406Senior Standing
 TOTAL: 10406 

† Field Training should be the first destination of students

‡ Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead

Elective Courses (Only 2 from the following lists) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
List of Courses for Design Elective I (Students can select any one from the following) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLecLabCreditPre-req
CE 422Steel Design I233CE 309
CE 423Reinforced Concrete II233CE 312
CE 432Design of Pavement 303CE 308

 

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​List of Courses for Elective III (Students can select any one from the following)
Course codeCourse titleLecLabCreditPre-req
CE 436Geotechnical Engineering II303CE 315
CE 427Hydraulic Engineering303CE 205
CE 439Seepage Analysis and its Control303CE 315
CE 442Project Surveying303CE 206

 

Distribution of Courses

College Requirements (Preparatory program)            ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
ENGL 001English I1558-
MATH 011Mathematics I404-
CS 001Introduction to Information Technology132-
GS 021College Study Skills101-
GS 031 Physical Education I 021-
ENGL 002English II1558ENGL 001
MATH 012Mathematics II404MATH 011
CS 002Introduction to Computer Applications132CS 001
SCI 051Physical Sciences132-
 TOTAL: 9422132 

 

College Requirements (Degree program)             ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
GS 132Physical Education II 021GS031
GS 233Physical Education III021GS 132
GS 171Belief and its Consequences202-
GS 272Professional Ethics202GS171
GS 373Human Rights in Islam202GS272
GS 161Arabic Practical Grammar202-
GS 262Arabic Professional Writing202GS161
GS 363 Arabic Communication Skills202GS 262
ENGL 117English Composition I303ENGL002
ENGL 118English Composition II303ENGL117
BUS 261Business Communication303ENGL 118
BUS 283Industrial Psychology 303-

CE 491

CE 495

Field Training

Senior Project

0406Senior Standing
 TOTAL: 13244432 

 

Mathematics & Sciences              ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
MATH 111Calculus I404MATH 012
MATH 112Calculus II404MATH 111
MATH 211Calculus III303MATH 112
MATH 212Elements of Differential Equations303MATH 112
MATH 314Numerical Methods303

CS 125

MATH 211

MATH 312Probability & Statistics 233MATH 112
SCI 152General Physics I334SCI 051
SCI 153General Physics II334SCI 152
SCI 154General Chemistry334SCI 051
SCI 255Basics of Environmental Chemistry202SCI 154
 TOTAL: 10301234 

 

Computer Science        ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
CS 125Computer Programming233MATH 111
 TOTAL:   1233 

 

Business        ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
BUS 481Engineering Economics303-
 TOTAL:   1303 

 

Mechanical Engineering ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
ME 301Dynamics303CE 201
 TOTAL:   1303 

 

Civil Engineering        (Compulsory) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
CE 101Introduction to Civil Engineering101-
CE 201Statics303SCI 152
CE 202Computer Graphics163-
CE 204Structural Mechanics I303CE 201
CE 205Engineering Fluid Mechanics303

CE 201

MATH 112

CE 206Surveying233CE 202
CE 308Structural Materials334CE 204
CE 309Structural Analysis I303CE 204
CE 311Engineering Hydrology I233CE 205
CE 312Reinforced Concrete I233CE 309
CE 313Transportation Engineering303SCI 152
CE 314Transportation Engineering Lab031CE 308
CE 315Geotechnical Engineering  I334CE 204
CE 316Construction Management303-
CE 417Water & Wastewater Engineering 334

CE 205

SCI 255

CE 438Foundation of Earth Structures Design303CE 315
CE 451Design Project233Senior Standing
 TOTAL: 17403050 

 

Civil Engineering        (Electives) any two courses = 6 credits ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse titleLec.Lab.CreditPre-req.
CE 422Steel Design I233CE 309
CE 423Reinforced Concrete II233CE 312
CE 427Hydraulic Engineering303CE 205
CE 432Design of Pavement 303CE 308
CE 436Geotechnical Engineering II303CE 315
CE 439Seepage Analysis and its Control303CE 315
CE 442Project Surveying303CE 206
 TOTAL: 7Only 6 credits 

 

 Course Description

College Requirements

ENGL 001  English I   (15-5-8)                                                                   
Prerequisite: None

This is an integrated high-beginning level English course including instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar.  This course is designed to improve students' overall ability in the above-mentioned skills.  Emphasis is given to class activities and practices geared toward the development of comprehension as well as fluency, immersing students in authentic language used in everyday situations and purposes related to work, social life and leisure.

ENGL 002  English II   (15-5-8)                                                                 
Prerequisite: ENGL 001

This is a continuation of ENGL 001 with an emphasis on a mastery of the materials introduced in English 001, namely in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar. This course is designed to enable students to feel comfortable in the use of the English language in the academic community.

MATH 011 Mathematics I    (4-0-4)                                           
Prerequisite: None

This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to provide basic and fundamental knowledge of math concepts that is required in further study courses. The topics include: Real numbers, integral exponents and scientific notation, polynomials and their operations, rational functions, radicals, complex numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic equations, non-linear inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic functions and their graphs, synthetic division, fundamental theorem of algebra and graphs of polynomial and rational functions. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course.

MATH 012  Mathematics II   (4-0-4)                                                          
Prerequisite: MATH 011

This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to build a strong base in algebra and trigonometry that is needed for further courses. The topics include: Exponential and logarithmic functions and their equations, trigonometric functions of any angle, fundamental properties of sine and cosine graphs, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations and inverse trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations in two and three variables, matrices and determinants, solving linear systems by matrix and determinant methods. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course.

SCI 051  Physical Sciences   (1-3-2)                                                                
Prerequisite: None

This course is both theoretical and practical and composed of two major components, chemistry and physics. The former part is designed to provide an introductory knowledge for students in chemistry. The course enables students to learn about the atoms and periodic table, elements of chemistry, mixtures, chemical bonding molecular mixing, acids and bases, oxidation reduction and organic compounds with its related subjects such as drugs and plastics. The practical components of the course include laboratory experience to develop the students' ability in experimentation, observation, measurements and also documentation. The physics part, on the other hand, provides students with sufficient understanding and knowledge in Physics, and develops their physics practical skills to meet the requirement of their respective specializations. The main topics include Mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, and waves - sound and light.

ENGL 117  English Composition I   (3-0-3)                                           
Prerequisite: ENGL 002

The course provides pre-composition practice from sentence to paragraph. It also develops basic skills in using the library.

ENGL 118  English Composition II   (3-0-3)                                           
Prerequisite: ENGL 117

It is a continuation of course ENGL 117. The course provides writing practice from paragraph to essay. It also offers practice in letter and concise writing and handles common errors in mechanics and style.

CE 491  Field Training    (0-40-6)                                                  
Prerequisite: Senior Standing

A continuous period of full semester is spent in a selected work place relating to the field of study. This field internship is intended to provide students with an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills learned in college in an actual work setting.  It is intended to be both practical and educational. A final report will be required at the conclusion of the internship.

CE 495  Senior Project  (0-40-6)                                                
Prerequisite: Senior Standing

Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead. Each student develops and carries out a project relevant to professional goals. The project generally involves background study or research, planning, implementation, evaluation, and preparation of a written report. A departmental Senior Project Committee must approve all project proposals and this same committee will receive regular oral and written progress reports. Final results are presented as a paper in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal as well as an oral report in a public symposium. To foster the principle of teamwork, students may be allowed to form small groups to execute the projects jointly. Students meet weekly to discuss their projects and the research experience. The project should be viewed as the culmination of the student's degree program.

GS 031  Physical Education I   (0-2-1)                                                        
Prerequisite: None

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including physical fitness, football, and tennis.

GS 132  Physical Education II   (0-2-1)                                                        
 Prerequisite: GS 031

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including volleyball, swimming, and table tennis.

GS 233  Physical Education III   (0-2-1)                                           
Prerequisite: GS 132

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including basketball, badminton, and handball.

GS 021  College Study Skills    (1-0-1)                                                           
Prerequisite: None

This is a preparatory year course aimed at addressing issues facing new students on transferring from the secondary to further college education. Skills gained during this course include motivation, time management, effective participation and note writing in lectures and preparing for exams.

CS 001  Introduction to Information Technology   (1-3-2)                             
Prerequisite: None

The students will be introduced to the main areas of Information Technology and the impact of Information Technology on society. Students will also be introduced to the main concepts and operations of a PC as well as key skills in working in a Windows ­based environment and word processing. The Students will also be introduced to the general concepts of networks, Internet and intranet.

CS 002  Introduction to Computer Applications   (1-3-2)                          
Prerequisite: CS 001

This course will provide the students with the necessary IT key skills that will help in the course of their study. They will have hands-on experience in using a productivity tool and acquire some skills in Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation.

GS 161  Arabic Practical Grammar   (2-0-2)                                                    
Prerequisite: None

Studying chosen parts of Arabic grammar, verbs, the five verbs, nouns that are subject to desinential infliction with letters, derivatives, abrogatives, indeclinable, numbers, hamzah, in a practical way with numerous applications.

GS 262  Arabic Professional Writing  (2-0-2)                                              
Prerequisite: GS 161

Sources and forms of objective writing. Objective essay, reporting, evaluation, administrative messages, summary and scientific research.

GS 363  Arabic Communication Skills   (2-0-2)                             
 Prerequisite: GS 262

Aims to develop the student's skills of effective language oral communication through conversational techniques, persuasion, influence, debating, interviews.

GS 171  Belief and its Consequences   (2-0-2)                                              
 Prerequisite: None

The roots of the right faith, special characteristics of the Islamic faith, Islamic description of the universe, human beings and life, reasons for increasing the faith.

GS 272  Professional Ethics   (2-02)                                                             
Prerequisite: GS 171

Good behavior for the integrated Islamic personality, principles of social dealings, professional ethics.

GS 373  Human Rights in Islam   (2-0-2)                                                     
Prerequisite: GS 272

The dignity of mankind and basic human rights. The Islamic viewpoint of human rights, its distinguishing characteristics, and debates related to this issue.

BUS 261  Business Communication     (3-0-3)                                        
Prerequisite: ENGL 118

Principles, techniques, and skills needed to conduct scientific, technical, or business writing. Forms and styles of communication in and among business organizations, business letters, and library research projects and use of business periodicals. Preparation and presentation of oral reports will be covered.  Instruction in the writing of reports, letters, and other exercises applicable to a wide range of disciplines and careers. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy of expression. Research techniques, information design, effective use of graphics. Eventually students will produce a properly formatted report, complete with outline and supporting graphic aids.

BUS 283  Industrial Psychology   (3-0-3)                                                       
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to enable the student to understand the fundamentals of human relations, workplace interactions, the forces involved in group dynamics, the importance of psychological testing, counseling and guidance, and interviewing techniques.

 

Mathematics and Sciences

MATH 111  Calculus I  (4-0-4)                                                                 
Prerequisite: MATH 012

Limits and continuity of functions of a single variable. Differentiability. Techniques of differentiation. Implicit differentiation. Local extrema, first and second derivative tests for local extrema. Concavity and inflection points. Curve sketching. Applied extrema problems. The Mean Value Theorem and applications.

MATH 112  Calculus II   (4-0-4)                                                               
Prerequisite: MATH 111

Definite and indefinite integrals of functions of a single variable. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Techniques of integration. Hyperbolic functions. Applications of the definite integral to area, volume, arc length and surface of revolution. Improper integrals. Sequences and series: convergence tests, integral, comparison, ratio and root tests. Alternating series. Absolute and conditional convergence. Power series. Taylor and Maclaurin series.

MATH 211  Calculus III   (3-0-3)                                                              
Prerequisite: MATH 112

Polar coordinates, polar curves, area in polar coordinates. Vectors, lines, planes and surfaces. Cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Functions of two and three variables, limits and continuity. Partial derivatives, directional derivatives. Extrema of functions of two variables. Double integrals, double integrals in polar coordinates. Triple integrals, triple integrals in cylindrical and spherical coordinates.

MATH 212  Elements of Differential Equations    (3-0-3)                      
Prerequisite: MATH 112

First order and first degree equations. The homogeneous differential equations with constant coefficients. The methods of undetermined coefficients, reduction of order, and variation of parameters. The Cauchy-Euler equation. Series solutions. Systems of linear differential equations. Applications.

MATH 314 Numerical Methods   (3-0-3)                                 
Prerequisite:  MATH 211, CS 125

Roots of nonlinear equations. Solution of systems of linear and nonlinear algebraic equations. Numerical differentiation and integration. Interpolation, extrapolation, and approximation. Least-squares approximation and regression analysis. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Introduction to error analysis. Engineering case studies.

MATH 312  Probability & Statistics   (2-3-3)                                          
Prerequisite: MATH 112

Presentation and interpretation of data, elementary probability concepts, random variables and probability distributions, binomial, Poisson, exponential, Weibull, normal and log normal random variables. Estimation, tests of hypotheses for the one sample problem. Simple and multiple linear regression, application to engineering problems. The lab session will be devoted to problem solving using statistics software.

SCI 152  General Physics I  (3-3-4)                   
Prerequisite: SCI 051, Co requisite: MATH 111

First course of calculus-based, general physics sequence. Topics covered include particle kinematics and dynamics; conservation of energy and linear momentum rotational kinematics; rigid body dynamics; conservation of angular momentum simple harmonic motion; gravitation; the static and dynamics of fluids.

SCI 153  General Physics II  (3-3-4)                  
Prerequisite: SCI 152, Co requisite: MATH 112

A continuation of General Physics I. Topics covered include: wave motion and sound, temperature, first and second law of thermodynamics; kinetic theory of gases coulomb's law; the electric field; Gauss' law; electric potential; capacitors and dielectrics; D.C. circuits; the magnetic field; ampere's and Faraday's laws.

SCI 154  General Chemistry   (3-3-4)                                                          
Prerequisite: SCI 051

Matter, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonding, stoichiometry of pure substances, reactions, state of matter (gases, liquids, and solids), mixtures ( with emphasis on some physical aspects of solutions), thermodynamics.

SCI 255  Basics of Environmental Chemistry   (2-0-2)                              
Prerequisite: SCI 154

Elements, compounds, chemical equations, and gas laws, spontaneity of reactions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria (gases, acids and bases, redox and complexation reaction), organic structures and reactions, carbohydrates, proteins and fats, pesticides and organic pollutants, colloids.

 

Computer Science

CS 125  Computer Programming   (2-3-3)                                             
Prerequisite: MATH 111

Introduction to engineering problem solving techniques using C++ programming language; employs a problem solving methodology to consider a diverse range of an engineering challenging issues. The emphasis on engineering and scientific problem solving remains as an essential constituent of the course. It covers software engineering models, focusing on the design and implementation of user-friendly and reusable computer solutions and structured programming.

 

Business

BUS 481  Engineering Economics   (3-0-3)                                                    
Prerequisite: None

Application of fundamental concepts and techniques of economic analysis to project evaluation in engineering practice. Emphasis on interest and money relationships methods for decision-making among alternatives, depreciation, break-even analysis minimum cost formula, and capital budgeting.

 

Mechanical Engineering

ME 301  Dynamics   (3-0-3)                                                                          
Prerequisite: CE 201

Kinematics of rectilinear and curvilinear motion of particles. Dynamics of particles and systems of particles. Kinematics of rotation and plane motion of rigid bodies. Work and energy relations. Impulse and momentum principles. Dynamics of rigid bodies in plane motion.

 

Civil Engineering

CE 101  Introduction to Civil Engineering   (1-0-1)                                       
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to CE profession; description of various areas of specialization with a focus on nature of work and duties;  orientation of the CE program and choice of electives for concentration in each discipline; field trips to ongoing projects; professional ethics and conduct, responsibilities and role of a civil engineer in the society.

CE 201  Statics   (3-0-3)                                                                               
Prerequisite: SCI 152

Basic concepts and principles of mechanics; vector algebra; equilibrium of particles in two and three dimensions; definition of moment and couple; reduction of systems forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies; statically determinate structures including beams, trusses, frames, and machines; internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams in beams; friction and its applications, centroid and center of gravity of lines, areas, and volumes; moment of inertia and radius of gyration.

CE 202  Computer Graphics   (1-6-3)                                                              
Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD). Introduction to computer graphics; graphics laboratory assignments to develop a skill in using the CAD system and to produce a quality engineering drawings; fundamentals of engineering graphics in 2D and 3D drawings, solid modeling, applications to Mining and Civil engineering problems, through length and sloping lines, cut and fill, strike and dip; the forms of graphical communication for designers; example problems to develop student's perception and visualization ability.

CE 204  Structural Mechanics I   (3-0-3)                                                     
Prerequisite: CE 201

Concepts of stress, strain, and constitutive relations; stress and deformation of axially loaded members; thermal stresses; pressure vessels; energy concepts; torsion of circular and thin-walled sections; shear and bending moment diagrams in beams; elastic bending; shear stress in beams; compound stresses; stress transformation; deflection of beams and introduction to the concept of singularity functions.

CE 205  Engineering Fluid Mechanics   (3-0-3)                 
Prerequisites: CE 201 & MATH 112

Properties of fluids, hydrostatics with applications to manometers, forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, equations of continuity, energy and linear momentum with applications, dimensional analysis, dynamic similarity, open channel flow, conduit flow.

CE 206  Surveying   (2-3-3)                                                                           
Prerequisite: CE 202

Introduction; measuring units, significant figures, direct distance measurement with tapes, tape corrections; electronic distance measurement; levels and leveling; longitudinal profiles and cross sections; contouring; area and volume computations; the theodolite and angular measurements; optical distance measurements; rectangular coordinates; traverse surveys and computations; mapping.

CE 308  Structural Materials   (3-3-4)                                                           
Prerequisite: CE 204

Composition and properties of hydraulic cements; characteristics of local aggregates and water mix; properties of fresh concrete; production, handling and placement of cement and fresh concrete; properties of hardened concrete; mix design; durability in the Gulf environment; problems of hot weather concreting; introduction to repair materials and techniques; types, engineering properties, and usage of structural steel, aluminum, timber, glass and plastics.  Laboratory sessions will concentrate on various tests of concrete constituents, fresh and hardened concrete, aggregate gradation and mix design; flexure behavior of reinforced concrete beams; hardness test, tensile and compressive tests on metals, measurement of Poisson's ratio and stress concentration and bending tests on steel beams.

CE 309  Structural Analysis I   (3-0-3)                                                         
Prerequisite: CE 204

Shear force and bending moment diagrams for frames; influence lines for beams, frames and 2D trusses; displacement of beams by moment area, and conjugate beam methods; displacements of beams, frames and trusses by virtual work; analysis of statically indeterminate structures; method of consistent deformation, energy methods, slope-deflection and moment distribution; introduction to the flexibility and stiffness matrix methods and computer applications.

CE 311  Engineering Hydrology I  (2-3-3)                                                    
Prerequisite: CE 205

The hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, infiltration stream flow, hydrograph analysis including unit hydrograph, occurrence of groundwater, fundamentals of groundwater flow including Darcy's Law and its applications, steady and unsteady flow to wells, laboratory sessions include experiments in fluid mechanics, surface and subsurface hydrology.

CE 312  Reinforced Concrete I   (2-3-3)                                                       
Prerequisite: CE 309

Review of properties of structural concrete and reinforcing steel; behavior and design of reinforced rectangular and T-section in flexure; Use of computers in beam design for flexure; behavior and design of beams for shear, bond, and development length including splices and cut-off points; design; design of one-way slab, design of continuous beams with computer application for analysis; control of deflection and cracking; design of short columns; design of single footing; design project of a simple multistory building with one-way flooring system which integrates the design of the different structural components.

CE 313  Transportation Engineering    (3-0-3)                                           
Prerequisite: SCI 152

Planning and evaluation of transportation systems; transportation in Saudi Arabia; characteristics of transportation systems and vehicles; introduction to design principles and transportation facilities including roadways and airports; flexible pavement design; application of computer software(s) related to transportation.

CE 314  Transportation Engineering Lab    (0-3-1)                                     
Prerequisite: CE 308

Field studies for speed, traffic volume counts and delays; introduction and practice in capacity analysis, traffic signal design, pavement material testing and design; intersection, channelization and highway geometric design; introduction to transportation related softwares.

CE 315  Geotechnical Engineering I   (3-3-4)                                              
Prerequisite: CE 204

Soil formation and identification; index and classification properties of soils; clay minerals; soil compaction; capillarity, swelling, shrinkage and effective stresses; flow of water in soils; compressibility and consolidation; stress in soils; shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils; introduction to lateral earth pressure and shallow foundation.

CE 316  Construction  Management   (3-0-3)                                                
Prerequisite: None

Construction engineering environment and practices, contract documents, types of contract, bidding strategies and professional liabilities; construction equipment and methods, CPM, network analysis, scheduling and resource leveling; cost control and project management with computer applications.  Introduction to PERT.

CE 417  Water & Wastewater Engineering   (3-3-4)                
Prerequisites: CE 205 & SCI 255

Analysis of water distribution and wastewater collection systems, computer modeling of network systems; water treatment including coagulation, flocculation, softening, sedimentation, filtration, desalination and disinfection; water treatment, principles of biological treatment systems including activated sludge, extended aeration, aerated lagoons, and stabilization ponds.

CE 438  Foundation of Earth Structure Design   (3-0-3)                           
Prerequisite: CE 315

Site investigation, including determination of soil properties for design; bearing capacity theory of shallow foundation; settlement of building foundations; design and analysis of retaining walls, sheet piles and braced excavations; design of pile and pier foundations.

CE 451 Design Project  (2-3-3)                                                      
Prerequisite Senior Standing

A course that integrates various components of the curriculum in comprehensive engineering experience so that the basic sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences and engineering design which the student has learned in his freshman-to-senior years of study can be applied. It considers design of a complete project or system including establishment of objectives and criteria, formulation of the problem statements, preparation of specifications, consideration of alternative solutions, feasibility considerations and detailed engineering designs. The design should take into consideration of appropriate constraints such as economic factors, safety, reliability, ethics and environmental and social impact.

 

Civil Engineering Electives

CE 422  Steel Design I  (2-3-3)                                                                      
Prerequisite: CE 309

Properties of structural steel; steel sections and introduction to load resistance factor design (LFRD), design of tension members, compression members and capacity calculations; laced  columns width-thickness ratios; design of beams with and without lateral supports; design of members under combined axial and bending loads; design and details of simple bolted and welded connections, and an introduction to common building connections; use of software for design of elements and overall design of frames.

CE 423  Reinforced Concrete II   (2-3-3)                                                      
Prerequisite: CE 312

Behavior and design of columns under axial load and bending including slenderness effects; design of wall footings; design of combined footings; ACI Code provisions for serviceability requirements; deflection of flexural members; design of two-way slabs on beams using the ACI Direct Design Method; analysis and design of frames and continuous beams; design of one-way joist floor system; design of beam column joints; design of stairs behavior and design of retaining walls; introduction to pre-stressed concrete; design project of multistory building with two-way flooring system which integrates the design of different structural components; computer application in interactive design.

CE 427  Hydraulic Engineering   (3-0-3)                                                      
Prerequisite: CE 205

Open channel concepts leading to the development of gradually varied low computation, computer-aided profile computation, hydraulic factors for the design of reservoirs, dams, spillways and stilling basins.  Hydraulic models and similitudes; fundamentals of pumps and turbines; selection of pumps.

CE 432  Design of Pavement  (3-0-3)                                                           
Prerequisite: CE 308

Pavement types and loading, behavior of pavements under dynamic loads, stresses in flexible and rigid pavements, pavement components, pavement design factors, flexible highway and airport pavement design, rigid highway and airport pavement design; overlay design and computer applications; practical pavement design project of a road and airport.

CE 436  Geotechnical Engineering II  (3-0-3)                                             
Prerequisite: CE 315

Fundamental relations of elasticity and plasticity in soil masses; unsaturated soils behavior; deformation properties of cohesionless and cohesive soils; advanced strength concepts in soils and stress path; slope stability analysis; introduction to soil dynamics.

CE 439 Seepage Analysis and its Control   (3-0-3)                                    
Prerequisite: CE 315

Principles that govern the low of water into soils; equation of continuity and potential theory; low nets; confined flow; unconfined flow; seepage forces and critical gradient; applications of seepage principles to earth structures; seepage from canals and ditches; seepage into wells; filters and drains; review of selected case histories.

CE 442  Project Surveying   (3-0-3)                                                              
Prerequisite: CE 206

Laser systems and alignment, electronic distance measurement with high precision, land subdivision and legal aspects; route surveying, hydrographic surveying, mine surveying, construction surveying, ruin surveying, industrial surveying, plane table surveying, structure deformation measurement and monitoring, earth crustal deformation measurement