Nov 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


The courses listed below are all active courses in the course inventory. Students should refer to the class schedule or the appropriate academic department to inquire about course offerings.

 
  
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    CHEN 481 - Transport Phenomena


    Description
    An advanced study of the principles of heat, mass, and momentum transport applied to the continuum. Theoretical analogy of these three modes of transfer to include boundary layer flows.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 481 and CHEG 481, CHEG 501, CHEG 581, or CHEN 581.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 313 and ENGR 315.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 482 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


    Description
    Principles of thermodynamics. Properties of fluids and prediction of thermodynamic properties. Phase equilibria.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 482 and CHEG 482, CHEG 502, CHEG 582, or CHEN 582.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 486 - Chemical Process Simulation


    Description
    Detailed study of a process simulation computer program. Applications to commercial chemical engineering operations. Oral and written reports are required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 486 and CHEG 486, CHEG 506, CHEG 586, or CHEN 586.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311, CHEN 314, CHEN 405, ENGR 315, and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 494 - Advanced Distillation


    Description
    Key stagewise fractionation concepts for binary and multi-component systems. Column process design, optimization, and short-cut calculations. Tray efficiency, design, and operations.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 494 and CHEG 494, CHEG 594, or CHEN 594.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 413 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 495 - Advanced Absorption and Extraction


    Description
    Thermal effects, design of absorption and extraction equipment; hold-up; prediction of liquid-liquid equilibria.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 495 and CHEG 495, CHEG 525, or CHEG 595.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 313 and CHEN 314.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 497 - Chemical Engineering Operations


    Description
    Selected chemical engineering operations important in chemical engineering design. Recent developments in these areas from the current literature.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 497 and CHEG 497, CHEG 527, CHEG 597, or CHEN 597.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 413 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 498 - Cost and Optimization Engineering


    Description
    Cost comparisons reflecting taxes, depreciation and inflation. Uncertainty and risk analysis. Computer solutions of optimization problems are discussed.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 498 and CHEG 498, CHEG 528, CHEG 598, or CHEN 598.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 242 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 547 - Petroleum Refining Engineering


    Description
    Major Petroleum refining processes and economic principles to the design of refinery equipment. Residual oil processing, heavy and light distillate processing, oxygenates, blending, and other auxiliary processes. Environmental issues and regulations. Directed reading and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 547 and CHEG 447, CHEG 547, CHEN 447, or ENGR 447.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 551 - Renewable Energy


    Description
    Production of renewable energy and its economic and technological challenges.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 551 and CHEN 451.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 and CHEN 314.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 552 - Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing


    Description
    Introduction to natural gas processing, field operations, compression, gas treating, gas dehydration, hydrocarbon recovery, nitrogen rejection, sulfur recovery, and liquified natural gas.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 552 and CHEN 452.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 and CHEN 314.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 555 - Bioprocess Engineering


    Description
    Topics may include: bio-based technologies; unit operations; fundamental biological processes (microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry); fundamental engineering sciences (mass transfer, enzymatic-reaction kinetics, and microbial growth; design, scale-up, and operation of biological unit operations (fermentors, bioreactors, heat exchangers, air compressors, dryers, homogenizers, and solvent-based extraction systems).

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 555 and CHEG 455, CHEG 555, or CHEN 455.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEN 305 and CHEN 413) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 574 - Process Dynamics


    Description
    Dynamic response of chemical processes with an emphasis on multivariate response. Linear and nonlinear systems analysis including bifurcation behavior and chaos. Directed reading and/or research required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 574 and CHEG 474, CHEG 574, or CHEN 474.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CHEN 305 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 581 - Transport Phenomena


    Description
    Advanced study of the principles of heat, mass, and momentum transport applied to the continuum, Theoretical analogy of these three modes of transfer to include boundary layer flows and turbulence. Directed reading and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 581 and CHEG 481, CHEG 501, CHEG 581, or CHEN 481.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 313 and ENGR 315.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 582 - Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics


    Description
    Principles of thermodynamics. Properties of fluids and prediction of thermodynamic properties. Phase and chemical equilibrium. Directed reading and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 582 and CHEG 482, CHEG 502, CHEG 582, or CHEN 482.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 586 - Chemical Process Simulation


    Description
    Detailed study of a process simulation computer program. Applications to commercial chemical engineering operations. Oral and written reports are required. Directed reading and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 586 and CHEG 486, CHEG 506, CHEG 586, or CHEN 486.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311, CHEN 314, CHEN 405, ENGR 315, and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 3
  
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    CHEN 594 - Advanced Distillation


    Description
    Key stagewise fractionation concepts for binary and multi-component systems. Column process design, optimization, and short-cut calculations. Tray efficiency, design, and operations. Process simulation project.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 594 and CHEG 494, CHEG 594, or CHEN 494.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEN 314 and CHEN 413) or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 597 - Chemical Engineering Operations


    Description
    Selected chemical engineering operations important in chemical engineering design. Recent developments in these areas from the current literature. Directed reading and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 597 and CHEG 497, CHEG 527, CHEG 597, or CHEN 497.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 413 and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 598 - Cost and Optimization Engineering


    Description
    Cost comparisons reflecting taxes, depreciation and inflation. Uncertainty and risk analysis. Economic optimization of project designs. Computer solutions of optimization problems are discussed. Directed reading and/or research project required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 598 and CHEG 498, CHEG 528, CHEG 598, or CHEN 498.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 242 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 601 - Molecular Thermodynamics


    Description
    Incorporation of intermolecular forces and statistical mechanics into classical thermodynamics and the prediction of physical properties of real solids, semi-solids, liquids, gases and mixtures.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 601 and CHEG 601.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 311 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 617 - Advanced Chemical Reactor Engineering


    Description
    Theories of chemical reaction rates. Analysis of kinetic data. Design and computer modeling of reaction systems.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 617 and CHEG 617.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CHEN 305 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 620 - Advanced Special Topics in Chemical Engineering


    Description
    Study of advanced special topics in chemical engineering.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours. No duplicate credit for CHEN 620 and CHEG 620.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
  
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    CHEN 632 - Process Optimization and Quality Improvement


    Description
    Statistical methods to optimize processes and improve quality. Statistical quality control methods such as cause and effect diagrams, control charts, and Pareto Diagrams. Experimental design techniques including Factorial Analysis and Evolutionary Operations concepts.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 632 and CHEG 632, ELEN 632, ENGR 632, or MEEN 632.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 640 - Fluid Rheology


    Description
    Flow behavior of complex fluids, principles of measurements, fluid design and performance, and rheological applications to problem solving. Fluids of particular interest include viscous crude oils, oil-water emulsions, polymers and polymer emulsions, suspensions, drilling muds and oil-well fluids, fracturing fluids, and other complex mixtures.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 640 and CHEG 640, ENGR 640, or MEEN 640.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CHEN 670 - Process Control Systems


    Description
    Advanced control techniques, including multivariate, cascade, feedforward, and model based control. Computer simulation of process control systems.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CHEN 670 and CHEG 670, ELEN 670, or ENGR 670.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 210 - Elementary Surveying


    Description
    Use, adjustment, and care of instruments, measurements of lines, directions, and angles; leveling; land surveying; miscellaneous surveying problems; topographic surveying; calculations relating to traverse, areas, and earthwork.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 130 or MATH 175.
    Corequisite(s): ENGR 101.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 3
  
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    CIEN 308 - Structural Analysis


    Description
    Analysis of statically determinate beams, frames, trusses and arches for dead, live, moving, and wind loads.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 205.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 313 - Transportation Engineering


    Description
    Transportation systems planning; highway, air, rail and water transportation to include economy, location, design and safety considerations.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 210.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 316 - Materials of Construction


    Description
    Nature and physical properties, including environmental aspects, of civil engineering construction materials. Experimentation, where applicable, is utilized.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 205.

    Cr 3
    Lec 2
    Lab 3
  
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    CIEN 402 - Soil Mechanics


    Description
    Engineering properties of soils including soil classification, permeability and seepage, compaction, effective stress concept, stress distribution in soil mass, compressibility and shear strength.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 205, (ENGR 310 or ENGR 311), and GEOL 216.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 402L - Soil Mechanics Lab


    Description
    Laboratory and field determination of engineering properties of soils.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 402.

    Cr 1
    Lab 3
  
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    CIEN 403 - Foundation Engineering


    Description
    Familiarize the student with the geotechnical design of foundations for various types of structures, earth pressure calculations on retaining structures, and design of structures built using soil.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 402.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 404 - Hydraulics of Open Channels


    Description
    Properties of open channels including energy and momentum, principles of critical flow and its computations, uniform flow, theory and analysis of gradually varied flow, the hydraulic jump, unsteady flow, and flood routing.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 404 and CIEN 504.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 310, ENGR 311, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 405 - Highway Design


    Description
    Continuation of CIEN 313 concentrating on highway design and construction to include subgrades, base courses, bituminous and Portland cement concrete pavements and highway maintenance.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 405 and CIEN 505.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 313 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 408 - Structural Dynamics


    Description
    Basic course in structural dynamics. Covers in depth analysis of single degree of freedom systems and an introduction to multi degree of freedom systems. Most applications are made to structures subjected to dynamic effect.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 408 and CIEN 508.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 409 - Bridge Engineering


    Description
    Basic course in bridge engineering. Covers analysis and design of short and medium span bridges. 

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 409 and CIEN 509.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 416 - Design of Reinforced Concrete


    Description
    Design of reinforced concrete members using the ultimate strength method. Variations of materials, strengths, and design approaches are stressed. Design of prestressed members. Study and use of national, state and local codes.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 308.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 417 - Design of Steel Structures


    Description
    Design of steel members and connection using elastic and plastic theory. Variations of materials, strengths and design approaches are stressed. Study and use of national, state, and local building codes.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 308.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 419 - Water Resources Engineering


    Description
    Analysis, synthesis, design, and operation of water resources projects with emphasis on hydrology and the hydrologic cycle including groundwater; hydraulic structures; flow in open and closed conduits; and storm water management.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (ENGR 310 or ENGR 311) and GEOG 361.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 422 - Environmental Engineering Design


    Description
    Topics include: water collection and distribution systems; identification and measurement of water quality; water treatment methods; environmental regulations; wastewater collection and treatment.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (ENGR 310 or ENGR 311) and ENSC 102.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 427 - Timber Design


    Description
    Study of basic wood properties and design considerations. Design and behavior of wood connectors, beams, columns, and beam columns.  Introduction to plywood and glued laminated members as well as analysis and design of structural diaphragms and shear walls.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 427 and CIEN 527.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 416, CIEN 417, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 434 - Pipeline Design and Analysis


    Description
    Understanding the analysis and design aspects of water pipeline distribution systems (transmission and distribution lines) and determining the optimal sizing for gravity and pumping systems using iterative methods.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 434 and CIEN 435, CIEN 534, CIEN 535, ENGR 434, ENGR 534, MEEN 435, or MEEN 535.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 310, ENGR 311, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 436 - Prestressed Concrete


    Description
    Prestressed concrete behavior and design for structural applications. Topics covered will include design of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned members.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 436 and CIEN 536, ENGR 436, or ENGR 536.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 437 - Deep Foundations


    Description
    Covers the geotechnical aspects of foundation engineering, including conditions commonly encountered by design engineers:  settlement, expansive soil, slope stability, soil improvement and stabilization techniques, and application of geosynthetics.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 437 and CIEN 537.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 504 - Hydraulics of Open Channels


    Description
    Properties of open channels including energy and momentum, principles of critical flow and its computations, uniform flow, theory and analysis of gradually varied flow, the hydraulic jump, unsteady flow, and flood routing. HEC-2 computer program and design problems.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 504 and CIEN 404.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 310, ENGR 311, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 505 - Highway Design


    Description
    Continuation of Civil Engineering 313 concentrating on highway design and construction to include subgrades, base courses, bituminous and Portland cement concrete pavements, and highway maintenance. Term paper and class presentation required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 505 and CIEN 405.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 313 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 508 - Structural Dynamics


    Description
    Basic course in structural dynamics. Covers in depth analysis of single degree of freedom systems and an introduction to multi degree of freedom systems. Most applications are made to structures subjected to dynamic effect. 

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 508 and CIEN 408.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 509 - Bridge Engineering


    Description
    Basic course in bridge engineering. Covers analysis and design of short and medium span bridges. 

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 509 and CIEN 409.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 527 - Timber Design


    Description
    Study of basic wood properties and design considerations. Design and behavior of wood connectors, beams, columns and beam columns.  Introduction to plywood and glued laminated members. Analysis and design of structural diaphragms and shear walls.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 527 and CIEN 427.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 416, CIEN 417, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 534 - Pipeline Design and Analysis


    Description
    Understanding the analysis and design aspects of water pipeline distribution systems (transmission and distribution lines) and determining the optimal sizing for gravity and pumping systems using iterative methods.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 534 and CIEN 434, CIEN 435, CIEN 535, ENGR 434, ENGR 534, MEEN 435, or MEEN 535.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): ENGR 310, ENGR 311, or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 536 - Prestressed Concrete


    Description
    Prestressed concrete behavior and design for structural applications. Topics covered will include design of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned members.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 536 and CIEN 436, ENGR 436, or ENGR 536.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 537 - Deep Foundation


    Description
    Covers the geotechnical aspects of foundation engineering, including conditions commonly encountered by design engineers:  settlement, expansive soil, slope stability, soil improvement and stabilization techniques, and application of geosynthetics.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 537 and CIEN 437.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 602 - Advanced Soil Mechanics


    Description
    Clay mineralogy, swelling and collapsing soils, permeability of unsaturated soils, seepage, stresses in soil mass, advanced topics in consolidation and shear strength, settlement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 402 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 603 - Improvement of Soils for Construction


    Description
    Purpose of soil improvement, principles of stabilization using compaction, aggregate cement, asphalt and chemicals. Advantages and disadvantages of mechanisms. Design, construction and economics of soil improvement to support highway systems.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 403 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 604 - Composite Materials


    Description
    Application of advanced materials engineering. Covers the use of composite materials in design, types and mechanical properties of composite materials, fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), and use of FRP in new design concepts. 

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 604 and ENGR 604.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 605 - Advanced Numerical Methods


    Description
    Application of advanced numerical techniques and tools to solve a variety of engineering problems. 

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 605 and ENGR 605.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 615 - Advanced Foundation Engineering


    Description
    Design of structural foundations to include foundation types, theory of design, design methods and methods of construction.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CIEN 403 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 620 - Advanced Special Topics in Civil Engineering


    Description
    Study of advanced special topics in civil engineering.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
  
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    CIEN 623 - Pollution Control Engineering


    Description
    Technical assessment of environmental problems including air pollution, surface and ground water pollution, solid waste management and noise pollution. Emphasis will be placed on engineering design of pollution control processes including review of pertinent environmental legislation affecting design.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 623 and CHEG 625, CHEN 625, CIEN 625, ENGR 623, or MEEN 625.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CIEN 650 - Advanced Strength of Materials


    Description
    Stress and strain in three-dimensions, elastic and inelastic material behavior, and bending and torsion of beams.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CIEN 650 and ENGR 650 or MEEN 650.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice


    LCCN CCRJ 1013, Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Description
    Review of the philosophy and history of the U.S. criminal justice system; a survey of agencies and processes involved in the administration of criminal justice: the legislature, the police, the prosecutor, the courts and corrections; and the role of law enforcement agencies in today’s society.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Social/Behavioral Sciences
  
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    CJUS 231 - Criminology


    LCCN CCRJ 2113, Criminology

    Description
    Study of causes, incidence, and control of crime in modern society; a comparison of contemporary methods of dealing with persons convicted of crimes.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 231 and SOCL 231.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 241 - The U. S. Correctional System


    LCCN CCRJ 2013, Introduction to Corrections

    Description
    Introductory survey of the philosophy, theories and practices involved in the treatment of convicted law violators in the United States. Particular emphasis on incarceration and institutions.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 252 - Criminal Law


    LCCN CCRJ 2213, Criminal Law

    Description
    Legal definition of crime and defenses, purposes and functions of the substantive criminal law, historical foundations, and the limits of the criminal law.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 271 - Police and Policing


    LCCN CCRJ 2313, Introduction to Policing

    Description
    Functions of law enforcement and development of police institutions in the United States focusing on historical, sociological, psychological, organizational, and political perspectives.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • NYF
  
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    CJUS 310 - Ethics in Criminal Justice


    Description
    Examination of ethical issues in criminal justice from theoretical perspectives with a focus on response and prevention.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 322 - Criminalistics


    Description
    Survey course in techniques involved in police science technology including photography, recording of crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, fingerprinting, studies of firearms, documents, and instrumental analysis, serology and toxicology. Field trips are made to regional criminalistics laboratory as part of the course.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 342 - Community Corrections


    Description
    History, philosophy and operations of community corrections including probation and parole, diversion and other alternatives. Stress on community role and responsibility in crime prevention, offender programs, and improvement of correctional processes.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 352 - Crime and Jurisdiction


    Description
    Constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, post-conviction treatment; origin, development, philosophy, constitutional basis of evidence; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; and judicial decisions interpreting individual rights. Specific cases are also examined in the course.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 355 - Judicial Systems/Court Administration


    Description
    Analysis of role and functions of courts and court personnel in the criminal justice process. Overview of court administration including comparative review of administrative systems.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 362 - Juvenile Delinquency


    Description
    Study of the problem of juvenile delinquency with emphasis on theories, preventive programs, juvenile courts, treatment, and current problems in juvenile delinquency.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111 or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 381 - Security Systems


    Description
    Analysis of options for maintaining personal and organizational security in light of current societal dangers from crime and terrorism.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 401 - Terrorism, Crime, and Security


    Description
    Historic development of terrorism and related crime on a global basis. Trends, techniques and deficiencies related to solutions of the current terrorist problem and terrorism’s likely implications for the free world.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 401 and CJUS 501, SOCL 401, or SOCL 501.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): (6 credit hours of CJUS, POLS, or SOCL) and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 403 - Serial Murders


    Description
    Investigation of serial murder, its history, relevant theories, pathology, and criminal justice ramifications.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 111.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 431 - Deviance and Social Control


    Description
    Social and institutional conformity as well as deviance from control forces.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 431 and CJUS 531, SOCL 431, or SOCL 531.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): SOCL 201.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 432 - Criminal Justice Administration and Management


    Description
    Application of theories and principles of organization, administration, and management to criminal justice.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 432 and CJUS 532.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 441 - Contemporary Criminal Justice


    Description
    Presentation and evaluation of current developments in criminal justice.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 441 and CJUS 541.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 452 - Organized Crime


    Description
    Historical survey of organized crime in America, theoretical concepts, range of activities, areas of influence, and remedial proposals.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 452 and CJUS 552.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 461 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice


    Description
    Study of a major aspect of, or problem in, the criminal justice area.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 9 credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 481 - Loss Prevention and Management


    Description
    Operations and management of loss prevention programs in business, industry, government, and other institutions.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 481 and CJUS 581.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 491 - Comparative Criminal Justice


    Description
    Comparative study of criminal justice systems. Emphasis on concepts and contemporary developments in other nations with potential applications and impacts on philosophy and practice in the United States.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 491 and CJUS 591.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 492 - Police Academy Certification


    Description
    This is a Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification. Selected students will attend a Louisiana POST academy and serve as a reserve law enforcement officer with a sponsoring agency.

    Note(s)
    For criminal justice majors only. Must be 21 years of age at the completion of the academy. Applications must be submitted prior to designated deadline. Student will be responsible for required uniforms, equipment, psychological evaluation, and background check. Selection is competitive when qualified applicants exceed positions available.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 12
  
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    CJUS 531 - Deviance and Social Control


    Description
    Examines social and institutional conformity as well as deviance from control forces. Class lectures and discussions will be supplemented by directed readings, independent research, and research papers.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 531 and CJUS 431, SOCL 431, or SOCL 531.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): SOCL 201 and permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 532 - Criminal Justice Administration and Management


    Description
    Application of theories and principles of organization, administration, and management to criminal justice. Lectures and discussions will be supplemented by directed reading, independent research, and research papers.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 532 and CJUS 432.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 541 - Contemporary Criminal Justice


    Description
    Presentation and evaluation of current developments in criminal justice. Lectures and discussions will be supplemented by directed reading, independent research, and research papers.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for CJUS 541 and CJUS 441.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): 6 credit hours of CJUS or permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 561 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice


    Description
    Problems in the criminal justice area. Lectures, discussion or research will be supplemented by directed readings, independent research, and research papers.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 9 credit hours, but only 3 credit hours may be applied toward a criminal justice degree.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department head.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
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    CJUS 601 - Police Justice Administration


    Description
    Develop and evaluate policies and procedures in all phases of police administration, including judicial decisions, which impact the legal status of the operation of police agencies in addition to reviewing administrative issues inherent in both large and small police organizations.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 602 - Court Justice Administration


    Description
    Examine the application of organizational theory and principles of administration to the components of the court system with special attention focused on the theory and reality of criminal court processing including an in-depth look at the roles and practices of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and judges.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 603 - Correctional Justice Administration


    Description
    Analysis of management theory and practice in correctional institutions and agencies through a comprehensive review of current issues, trends, problems, constraints in correctional policies and procedures, as influenced by social and legal factors.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 604 - Research Methods


    Description
    Review and application of social science research methods including an overview of the research process and its ethical context.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 605 - Criminological Theory


    Description
    Examination of influential theories of crime causation and in-depth coverage of topics including theory construction; hypothesis testing; theory integration; and links among theory, research, and policy.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 610 - Selected Topics in Criminal Justice


    Description
    Advanced study in criminal justice with specific topics to be announced prior to each semester.

    Note(s)
    May be repeated as topics vary to accrue a total of 6 credit hours.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 615 - Contemporary Issues and Trends in Terrorism


    Description
    Explore terrorism totality by examining the ideology, organizational behavior, and method(s) of operation of various international terrorist groups with special attention focused on the impact terrorism has upon the criminal justice system relative to investigative processes.

    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s)
    Prerequisite(s): CJUS 604.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 620 - Policy Analysis and Criminal Justice Administration


    Description
    Analyze the development and implementation of criminal justice policy in the United States.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 625 - Legal Aspects in Criminal Justice Administration


    Description
    Examine recent legislation and case law, both state and federal, which impact criminal justice professionals and the administration of criminal justice in the context of professional practice. The topics will vary depending upon current legal developments.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 630 - Ethics in Criminal Justice


    Description
    Examine the underlying theories of ethical conduct in public safety.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 635 - Corrections


    Description
    Examine the current methods and effectiveness of the correctional system including incarceration, probation, and parole.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 640 - Leadership Theory


    Description
    Analyze and understand the application of leadership theory in public safety.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    CJUS 645 - Crime and Punishment


    Description
    Analyze changes in criminal behavior and the different ways that Americans have sought to deter, punish, and rehabilitate individuals that have violated the law.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
  
  •  

    COMM 201 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking


    LCCN CCOM 2013, Public Speaking

    Description
    An introductory course in public speaking with emphasis upon audience analysis, message development, and presentation of speeches. Experience in both informative and persuasive speaking.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for COMM 201 and SPCH 201.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
    Course Designation(s)
    • GNED - Humanities
    • NYF
  
  •  

    COMM 203 - Small Group Communication


    Description
    Examination of small group theory and research from a communication perspective. Problem-solving and team-building group presentation required.

    Note(s)
    No duplicate credit for COMM 203 and SPCH 203.

    Cr 3
    Lec 3
 

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