ENGC Course Descriptions

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ENGC 210 Site Development w/ AutoCAD and Civil 3D

2 hours

Introduction to civil design for transportation, municipal, and private development projects. Creation of digital topographic maps using survey data of existing terrain is emphasized. For transportation systems the geometric layout of highways, streets, and intersections is covered using current AASHTO and ODOT standards. For private and municipal projects, site plans include vehicle access, parking, and pedestrian access in accordance with ADA requirements and Oregon state codes. Storm water drainage and sanitary sewer pipe systems are designed in accordance with local or state standards. The development of grading plans for on-site construction activities is emphasized. This course introduces students to drafting and design using AutoCAD and Civil3D software. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGR 151 Engineering Principles and MATH 201 Calculus I.

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ENGC 220 Engineering Surveying

2 hours

Basic principles of land surveying and surveying equipment. Concepts include calculating position on spherical and plane surfaces. Principles of vertical and horizontal measurements in engineering and construction projects. One lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: MATH 190 Precalculus Mathematics

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ENGC 285 Special Topic

1-31 hours

An introductory seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

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ENGC 295 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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ENGC 310 Environmental Engineering

3 hours

Course covers fundamental environmental engineering and science principles relevant to engineered and natural systems. Topics include an introduction to sustainability, equilibria, kinetics, mass and energy balances, mass transport processes, population dynamics, water quality, sources of pollution, ecosystem structure and function, biogeochemical cycling, and oxygen demand. The course also includes an introduction to application of these principles to the design of environmental control measures and engineered systems, including design of water supply and treatment processes, wastewater treatment processes, processes for air pollution control, and groundwater remediation. Additional course fee. Prerequisites: CHEM 211 General Chemistry I and MATH 311 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra.

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ENGC 330 Structural Analysis and Design

3 hours

Analysis and design of statically determinate and indeterminate structures; beams, trusses, frames, arches, and cables. Methods include classical, energy, matrix, and computer solutions. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials.

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ENGC 340 Geotechnical Engineering

4 hours

Course covers basic physical and mechanical properties of soils, including specific gravity, grain size distribution, plasticity, permeability, consolidation and shear strength. Includes the application of these properties to calculate stresses in a soil mass, lateral earth pressures for walls and anchor blocks, and slope stability analysis. Instruction in site investigation and introduction to insitu testing. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee required. Prerequisites: ENGM 320 Mechanics of Materials.

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ENGC 350 Hydraulic Engineering

4 hours

Application of fluid mechanics to analysis and design of hydraulic systems as applied in civil engineering. Topics include analysis of pipe networks and design of water distribution systems, analysis and design of pumps and pump stations, principles of open channel flow, design of drainage and stormwater infrastructure, design of sewage collection systems, and water resources management. Three lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisite: ENGM 330 Fluid Mechanics.

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ENGC 370 Transportation Engineering

3 hours

Introduction to planning, design, and operation of transportation systems. Concepts of human factors and vehicle performance characteristics in design. Topics include geometric design of highways, traffic stream variables, basic traffic flow models, applications of statistical analysis in traffic queueing theory, highway and street intersection capacity, level of service analysis for highways, traffic control concepts, travel demand and traffic forecasting, and an introduction to highway materials and pavement design. Additional course fee is required. Corequisite: MATH 330 Engineering Statistics Prerequisites: ENGM 211 Statics and ENGC 220 Engineering Surveying

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ENGC 380 Engineering Hydrology

3 hours

Fundamental concepts of hydrology and their application in civil engineering. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, water budgets and balances, precipitation data analysis, evapotranspiration methods, infiltration, runoff and hydrographs, stormwater control, groundwater flow, well equations, design applications in surface and groundwater hydrology, and software tools. Additional course fee is required. Corequisite: ENGC 350 Hydraulic Engineering.

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ENGC 430 Reinforced Concrete Design

3 hours

Fundamental principles of reinforced concrete design in accordance with the ACI Building Code. Topics include concrete materials, beams in bending, shear, and torsion, development, anchorage and splicing, serviceability, columns, slabs, frames, and footings. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGC 330 Structural Analysis and Design.

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ENGC 450 Construction Management and Professional Practice

2 hours

Principles and practice of construction engineering and project management. Development of cost estimates and project schedules. Basic construction methods and fundamental construction terminology. Overview of civil engineering professional practice including career paths, ethics and professionalism, project planning, dispute resolution, and effective decision making. Two lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor.

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ENGC 460 Design of Steel Structures

3 hours

Basic principles of structural steel design and analysis. Topics include axial members, beams, bolted and welded connections, composite beams, and structural systems. Emphasis will be on the LRFD Method and AISC Code. Additional course fee is required. Prerequisites: ENGC 330 Structural Analysis and Design.

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ENGC 475 Field Experience

1-3 hours

Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This advanced experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course. Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

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ENGC 485 Selected Topics

1-3 hours

An advanced seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty. Additional course fee required.

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ENGC 495 Individualized Study

1-3 hours

Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the major. Additional course fee (per credit) is required.

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