Outcomes 1 & 2
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics through differential equations, probability and statistics, calculus-based physics, and general chemistry.
- An ability to apply knowledge in a minimum of four recognized major civil engineering areas.
I started my degree program by taking courses in math, physics, statistics, and chemistry. This built a strong foundation for upper division engineering courses.
- Ordinary Differential Equations MATH A302
- Calculus III MATH A202
- Calculus II MATH A201
- Calculus I MATH A200
- Gen Physics II Problem Solving PHYS A212R
- General Physics II Lab PHYS A211
- General Physics II PHYS A212
- General Physics I Lab PHYS A211L
- General Physics I PHYS A211
- Survey of College Physics PHYS A130
- Engineering Data Analysis ES A302
- General Chemistry II Lab CHEM A106L
- General Chemistry II CHEM A106
- General Chemistry I Lab CHEM A105L
- General Chemistry I CHEM A105
Upper Division Disciplines
My Junior and Senior year have consisted of courses that have taught me applicable skills in several engineering disciplines.
- Fund. of Environmental Eng. CE A441
- Environmental Systems Design CE A442
- Hydraulic Analysis & Design CE A461
- Hydrologic Analysis & Design CE A464
- Surface Water Dynamics CE A462
- Transportation Engineering 1 CE A405
- Soil Mechanics CE A435
- Foundation Engineering CE A442
- Structural Analysis CE A431
- Reinforced Concrete Design CE A433
Application of Knowledge
Mathematics - I have used mathematics in every class I have taken in towards my civil engineering degree. Most of the equations in engineering applications and design use calculus and algebra to derive their equations. For example, the frictional resistance in a piping system is estimated using theory from basic calculus.
Physics - I have used physics in most of my engineering classes as well. Engineering statics is simply physics without acceleration. This is necessary because buildings and tall structures should not be moving or accelerating. All forces should be equal and opposite.
Statistics - I used statistics the most in Transportation classes. It is important to have accurate and substantial data to base a road design from. Statistics can help engineers locate trends and provide effective solutions.
Chemistry - An essential class for areas such as environmental engineering and concrete design. It is important to consider the chemicals in water and wastewater and use chemistry effectively to clean the liquid. In addition, when designing concrete structures it is essential to know the chemistry of the soil and/or water that the concrete will be placed in, for in some environments concrete may start to deteriorate.
Disciplines - I used many of the civil engineering disciplines in my senior design project even though my focus was water resources. I have also used much of my knowledge out in the field though internships.