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Course Descriptions

The civil engineering curriculum is designed to give the student a sound education in preparation for this people-oriented, public works profession. The first two years include courses that deal with the principles of mathematics, physical and engineering sciences on which engineering concepts are based, as well as courses in humanities and social sciences and introductory courses in engineering and design. The last two years are devoted to developing the necessary technical competence, as well as the ability to apply the knowledge that the student has acquired to the design and synthesis of complex civil engineering projects.

CE 480 - Geometric Design of Highways and Streets

Highway planning and design with evaluation of multiple alignment alternatives; geometric design of highways: horizontal and vertical alignment, cross-sectional design; intersection design; earthwork measurements and quantities; reverse curve design; legal aspects of transportation engineering; proper use of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) design guidelines.