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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 571 - Environmental River Mechanics

Concepts of fluvial geomorphology and fluvial hydraulics are examined, including natural stream flow, sediment transport, and ecological processes in alluvial rivers. Students will apply these principles to solve common design problems of channel instability and rehabilitation of impaired streams. Students will visit local streams to perform field data collection of channel geometry, bed and bank material, and water quality.