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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 483 - Railroad Engineering

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: S
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor
  • Corequisites: None

Provides an overview of rail transportation: history, organizations, economics, safety, freight operations, track-train dynamics, signals and communications, motive power and equipment, track components, construction and maintenance. The basic objective of the course is to gain an understanding of railroads as a transportation industry that merges a number of engineering fields as well as other disciplines that contribute to the success of a complex, growth- oriented industry.