Civil  Engineering    (CE)


Advanced Course offering in Civil Engineering:



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 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  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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Civil Engineering (CE)

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Course offering in Civil Engineering ( Graduate Program ) :


CE 504     Corrosion and Corrosion Protection                                                                    (2-3-3)


Corrosion mechanisms including corrosion cells, electrochemical reactions, polarization and passivity; forms of corrosion, corrosion mechanisms of reinforcing steel in concrete structures; environmental effects; effect of concrete properties; corrosion testing; corrosion protection including cathodic protection, corrosion inhibitors, chloride extraction, re-alkalization, and protective coatings.


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CE 511     Advanced Structural Analysis                                         (3-0-3)

Matrix algebra, solution of equations, review of energy principles, virtual work; degree of redundancy, choice of redundants, flexibility method, kinematic indeterminacy, development of element stiffness matrices, stiffness method of analysis of structures, computer applications and software development, axial force effects and eigenvalue analysis, introduction to the finite element method.



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CE 517     Finite Element Methods                                                   (3-0-3)

Basic equations of elasticity; virtual work; stiffness properties of structural elements; variational and weighted residual methods, applications to trusses, beams, plane frames, two-dimensional, axi-symmetric and three-dimensional solids; higher order and isoparametric elements; field and time-dependent problems of fluid and heat flow; software development.


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CE 519                        Boundary Element Method                           (3-0-3)

Weighted residual methods; weak formulations; inverse formulations, fundamental solutions; one-dimensional problems; two-dimensional problems of steady state potential flow; two-dimensional problems of elastostatics; time dependent problems; algorithm design and software development; application in various engineering fields.



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CE 533   Groundwater Flow & Contaminant Transport               (3-0-3)

Properties of porous media, fluid storage and flow in saturated media, transport equations in porous media, equation of motion, Darcy’s law, continuity & conservation equation, well hydraulics, principle of superposition, transport of contaminants by advection, modeling of advective transport.



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CE 541   Chemistry in Environmental Engineering                        (2-3-3)

Environmental aspects of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry including applications in environmental engineering of the phenomena of precipitation, buffering capacity, chemical equilibria, and adsorption.



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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 610   THESIS  


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CE 618   Analysis  of  Bridge  Systems

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CE 673   Optimization of Urban Traffic Flows

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Other Courses Offering in:

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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