Civil  Engineering    (CE)


Courses offering in term 072 ( February 2008 ) :


CE 201  Statics                                                                                                

Basic concepts and principles of mechanics; vector algebra; equilibrium of particles in two and three dimensions; definition of moment and couple; reduction of systems forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies; statically determinate structures including beams, trusses, frames, and machines; internal forces, shear force and bending moment diagrams in beams; friction and its applications, centroid and center of gravity of lines, areas, and volumes; moment of inertia and radius of gyration.


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CE 203  Structural Mechanics I                                                                                                             

Concepts of stress, strain, and constitutive relations; stress and deformation of axially loaded members; thermal stresses; pressure vessels; energy concepts; torsion of circular and thin-walled sections; shear and bending moment diagrams in beams; elastic bending; shear stress in beams; compound stresses; stress transformation; deflection of beams and introduction to the concept of singularity functions.


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CE 213  Computer Graphics                                                                                            

Introduction to Computer Aided Design and Drafting.

Introduction to computer graphics; graphics laboratory assignments to develop a skill in using the CAD system and to produce a quality engineering drawings; fundamentals of engineering graphics in 2D and 3D drawings, solid modeling, applications to Mining and Civil engineering problems, through length and sloping lines, cut and fill, strike and dip;  the forms of graphical communication for designers; example problems to develop student’s perception and visualization ability.


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CE 230  Engineering Fluid Mechanics                                                         

Properties of fluids, hydrostatics with applications to manometers, forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, equations of continuity, energy and linear momentum with applications, dimensional analysis, dynamic similarity, open channel flow, conduit flow. 


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CE 260 Surveying I                                                                                         

Introduction; measuring units, significant figures, direct distance measurement with tapes, tape corrections; electronic distance measurement; levels and leveling; longitudinal profiles and cross sections; contouring; area and volume computations; the theodolite and angular measurements; optical distance measurements; rectangular coordinates; traverse surveys and computations; mapping.


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CE 303  Structural Materials

Composition and properties of hydraulic cements; characteristics of local aggregates and water mix; properties of fresh concrete; production, handling and placement of cement and fresh concrete; properties of hardened concrete; mix design; durability in the Gulf environment; problems of hot weather concreting; introduction to repair materials and techniques; types, engineering properties, and usage of structural steel, aluminium, timber, glass and plastics.  Laboratory sessions will concentrate on various tests of concrete constituents, fresh and hardened concrete, aggregate gradation and mix design; flexure behavior of reinforced concrete beams; hardness test, tensile and compressive tests on metals, measurement of Poisson’s ratio and stress concentration and bending tests on steel beams.


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CE 305  Structural Analysis I

Shear force and bending moment diagrams for frames; influence lines for beams, frames and 2D trusses; displacement of beams by moment area, and conjugate beam methods; displacements of beams, frames and trusses by virtual work; analysis of statically indeterminate structures; method of consistent deformation, energy methods, slope-deflection and moment distribution; introduction to the flexibility and stiffness matrix methods and computer applications.


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CE 315  Reinforced Concrete I                

Review of properties of structural concrete and reinforcing steel; behavior and design of reinforced rectangular and T-section in flexure; Use of computers in beam design for flexure; behavior and design of beams for shear, bond, and development length including splices and cut-off points; design; design of one-way slab, design of continuous beams with computer application for analysis; control of deflection and cracking; design of short columns; design of single footing; design project of a simple multistory building with one-way flooring system which integrates the design of the different structural components.  


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CE 317  Computer Methods in Civil Engineering

Introduction to numerical methods; matrix algebra; solution of nonlinear equations; solution of system of linear and nonlinear equations; numerical solutions of differential equations by finite differences; error analysis; introduction to the finite element method (FEM);  modular programming using finite elements and finite differences; application of developed finite difference and finite element software problems in civil engineering; introduction to linear programming. 


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CE 331  Engineering Hydrology I

The hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, infiltration streamflow, hydrograph analysis including unit hydrograph, occurrence of groundwater, fundamentals of groundwater flow including Darcy’s Law and its applications, steady and unsteady flow to wells, laboratory sessions include experiments in fluid mechanics, surface and subsurface hydrology. 


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CE 341   Transportation Engineering

Planning and evaluation of transportation systems; transportation in Saudi Arabia; characteristics of transportation systems and vehicles; introduction to design principles and transportation facilities including roadways and airports; flexible pavement design; application of computer software(s) related to transportation.  


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CE 343  Transportation Engineering Laboratory 

Field studies for speed, traffic volume counts and delays; introduction and practice in capacity analysis, traffic signal design, pavement material testing and design; intersection, channelization and highway geometric design;  introduction to transportation related softwares.  


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CE 350  Coop Field Work


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CE 351  Continue Coop Work

A continuous period of 28 weeks is spent in the industry to acquire practical experience in Civil Engineering under the supervision and guidance of the employer and the academic advisor.  During this period the student gains an in-depth exposure and appreciation of the Civil Engineering profession.  The student is required to write a detailed report about his training period under the regulation of the CE department.


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CE 353  Geotechnical Engineering I

Soil formation and identification; index and classification properties of soils; clay minerals; soil compaction; capillarity, swelling, shrinkage and effective stresses; flow of water in soils; compressibility and consolidation; stress in soils; shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils; introduction to lateral earth pressure and shallow foundation.


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CE 370  Water and Wastewater Engineering

Analysis of water distribution and wastewater collection systems, computer modelling of network systems; water treatment including coagulation, flocculation, softening, sedimentation, filtration, desalination and disinfection; water treatment, principles of biological treatment systems including activated sludge, extended aeration, aerated lagoons, and stabilization ponds.


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CE 399 Summer Work

A continuous period of eight weeks of summer working in the industry to gain exposure and appreciation of the civil engineering profession. On-the-job training can be acquired in one of the four specialities of civil engineering.  The student is required to write a brief report about his industrial experience.  The report should emphasize duties assigned and completed by the student.


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CE 401  Concrete Technology                  

In-depth study of composition, characteristics and hydration of cements; structure and properties of hardened cement paste; local aggregates; workability, strength, volume changes and permeability of concrete; failure mechanisms of plain concrete; production, handling and quality control of concrete; mix design; special concretes such as fiber reinforced concrete, ferrocement and polymer impregnated; durability problems of concrete in the Gulf environment; preventive measures, specifications and construction techniques for local conditions.  


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CE  408  Steel Design I

Properties of structural steel; steel sections and introduction to load resistance factor design (LFRD), design of tension members, compression members and capacity calculations; laced columns width-thickness ratios; design of beams with and without lateral supports; design of members under combined axial and bending loads; design and details of simple bolted and welded connections, and an introduction to common building connections; use of softwares for design of elements and overall design of frames.  


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CE 411  Senior Design Project                 

Students undertake a civil engineering project under the supervision of a faculty member with the aim of achieving a comprehensive design experience through a coherent study of all applicable principles, strategies and methodologies of design, including construction operation, and maintenance as and when applicable.  The project should also take into consideration other appropriate factors such as alternative designs, economic feasibility and social and environmental impacts.  The student is required to make an oral and written presentation of the design project to an examining committee.  


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CE 415  Reinforced Concrete II

Behavior and design of columns under axial load and bending including slenderness effects; design of wall footings; design of combined footings; ACI Code provisions for serviceability requirements; deflection of flexural members; design of two-way slabs on beams using the ACI Direct Design Method; analysis and design of frames and continuous beams; design of one-way joist floor system; design of beam column joints; design of stairs behavior and design of retaining walls; introduction to prestressed concrete; design project of multistory building with two-way flooring system which integrates the design of different structural components; computer application in interactive design.  


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CE 420  Construction Engineering

Construction engineering environment and practices, contract documents, types of contract, bidding strategies and professional liabilities; construction equipment and methods, CPM, network analysis, scheduling and resource levelling; cost control and project management with computer applications.  Introduction to PERT.


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CE 433  Ground Water Engineering

Introduction and definitions, ground water storage and supply, Darcy’s Law and its limitation, Dupuit approximation, steady and unsteady flows in confined and unconfined aquifers, radial flow towards wells, storage coefficient and safe yield in a water-table aquifer, design of wells, methods of drilling and construction, development of maintenance of wells.


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CE 442  Construction and Maintenance of Highways and Airports

Course on the fundamentals of highway and airport construction and maintenance; topics include asphalt plants, material placement and compaction methods, quality control, earthwork, highway drainage and roadside requirements; construction standards, pavement performance and evaluation, pavement distress identification, surface treatments, types, application and design; overlay; pavement recycling techniques; computer applications.


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CE 444 Traffic Engineering and Roadway Safety

Vehicle, roadway and driver characteristics; traffic engineering and safety studies; traffic flow theory and highway capacity analysis, and computer applications; traffic control methods and devices; operational considerations for safety; roadway lighting and highway traffic noise.  


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Civil Engineering (EE)

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Courses offering in term 072 ( February 2008 ) :


CE 501     Concrete Materials

Properties of concrete constituents; types of cements and their composition; cement hydration; microstructure of hydrated cement paste and its influence on strength, shrinkage and creep; chemical admixtures; alternate cement matrices; concrete durability and sustainability; introduction to repair materials.


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CE 510     Mechanics of Materials

Unsymmetrical bending of beams; shear center; bending of curved beams; torsion of prismatic bars; beams on elastic foundations; introduction to Cartesian tensors; tensorial transformation of stress; Mohr’s circle for 3-D stress transformation; dyadic symbols; finite and infinitesimal strain tensors; Mohr’s circle for 3-D strain; constitutive equations for anisotropic materials and application to composite laminates; theories of yield and fracture.


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CE 521     Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Moment-curvature for RC members, design & behavior of continuous flexural members, two-way floor systems, design of slender columns, beam-column joints; deflection of RC members; design for shear & torsion; foundation design; computer modeling for analysis & design of RC structures.


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CE 522     Prestressed Concrete

Prestressing systems; materials; behavior of prestressed concrete beams; criteria for analysis and design; losses; analysis of stresses; flexural design; shear; end blocks; deflection; composite members; continuous beams; partial prestress, design applications; introduction to segmental construction.


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CE 531    Advanced Engineering Hydrology

Introduction to the elements of the hydrologic cycle; frequency analysis of precipitation and runoff; relationship between rainfall and runoff; flood routing; watershed modeling and urban hydrology.


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CE 546     Industrial Water and Wastewater Treatment                                          

Water quality and quantity for industrial uses, characteristics of wastewater; application of standard and special treatment processes; effluent quality and water reuse; conditioning and disposal of sludges; case studies. 


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CE 547     Physical and Chemical Processes

Theory and applications of physical and chemical processes in water treatment; coagulation; softening; desalting; stabilization; filtration; adsorption; fluoridation; gas transfer.


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CE 559     Rock Engineering

Geological classification and index properties of rocks; strength and deformability behavior of intact and jointed rock masses; in-situ stresses; lab and field test methods; aspects of structural geology; stability of rock slopes; applications to surface excavations, underground openings and tunnels; foundations on rocks.


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CE 571     Urban Transportation Planning & Modeling                                           

Transportation planning processes, transportation land use interaction, travel evaluation and demand estimation, traffic generation theories and assignment models, and transit analysis.


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CE 574   Pavement Structures

Fundamentals of pavement-vehicle interaction and the mechanics of pavement response; stress analysis in flexible and rigid pavements; material characterization; design of flexible and rigid pavements for highways and airports; surface, base and subgrade courses evaluation and design; modern design techniques and their applications; cost analysis and pavement selection; computer applications in pavement analysis and design.



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Other Courses Offering in term 072 ( February 2008 ):

College of Engineering Sciences  (CES):

·         Petroleum Engineering (PETE)

·         Chemical Engineering (CHE)

·         Mechanical Engineering (ME)

·         Electrical Engineering    (EE)

·         Civil Engineering (CE)


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College of Computer Sciences & Engineering  (CCSE):

·         Computer Engineering  (COE)

·         Systems Engineering   (SE)

·           Information and Computer Science (ICS)



College of Sciences  (CS)

·          Chemistry  (CHEM)

·         Earth Sciences  (ES)

·        Statistics

·        Mathematical  


College of Industrial Management  (CIM)


·         Management Information System ( MIS )

·          Marketing  ( MKT )

·          Accounting ( Acct )

·         Finance (FIN)

·         Management ( MGT )

·        Economics  ( ECON)


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College of Environmental Design  (CED)

·        Architecture (ARC)

·        City & Regional Planning (CRP)

·        Construction Engineering & Management (CEM)

·         Architectural Engineering (ARE)


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