CE 110: Introduction to Civil Engineering

At Christian Brothers University, CE 110 (Introduction to Civil Engineering) is a two-credit-hour freshman-level civil engineering course. This course deals with introductory topics in civil engineering by providing a project-based, hands-on approach to analysis and design. The prerequisite is a Minimum Math ACT of 23 (or equivalent).

There are several assignment groups in this course that are intended to assess student learning outcomes. These include the following categories: Homework, Lab Assignments, Projects, Quizzes, Mid-Term Exam, and Final Exam. The course syllabus gives a more detailed description of each of these assignment groups.

Course Objectives

Attainment of Course Objectives are measured by the assessment mechanisms of: Homework, Quizzes, Projects, Lab Assignments, the Mid-Term Exam, and the Final Exam. At the conclusion of this course, with at least 70% accuracy, the student will be able to:

A. Discuss the different disciplines within civil engineering

B. Use Excel for engineering-related computations

C. Mix Concrete

D. Determine the moisture content of soil

E. Determine a grain-size distribution of soil

F. Survey land using pacing, taping, and wheeling techniques

G. Perform computations associated with water flow in pipes and open channels