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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 521 - Matrix Methods for Structural Analysis

Derivation of the direct stiffness method for truss and frame elements. Derivation of the finite element method for 2D plate elements. Requires development of computer programs to implement the direct stiffness method.