Concentration Courses (48 credits)

CAE 315 Construction Materials
CAE 330 Soils mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
CAE 320  Architectural drawing I
CAE 325 Structural Engineering I (concrete)
CAE 335 Surveying/ Elective
CAE 410  Structural Analysis I
CAE 415  Structural Engineering II (steel, Timber and Masonry)
CAE 420 Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems/Elective
CAE 430 Fluid mechanics (open channel flow, flow pipe)/Elective
CAE 425  Prestressed concrete /Elective
CAE 498 Research Project
CAE 450 Design Project


Practicum Courses (32 credits)

CAE 213 Civil and Architectural Engineering Lab 1
CAE 313 soils and materials laboratory I
CAE 323 soils and materials laboratory II
CAE 413 Engineering laboratory I (concrete tests)
CAE 423 Engineering laboratory II (tests on cement)
CAE 433 Engineering laboratory III
CAE 233 Internship I
CAE 333 Internship II


Elective Courses

CAE 424 Building Construction Estimating
CAE 434 Building design
CAE 444 Urban Planning
CAE 324 Architectural Technology
CAE 443 CAD Applications for buildings


CAE 315: Construction Materials:

This course focuses on the fundamental properties of construction materials (Timber: different types and species of structural timber, density-moisture relationship, strength in different directions, defects, influence of defects on permissible stress, preservation, dry and wet roots, codal provisions for design, plywood, Bricks: Types, standard classification, absorption, saturation factor, strength in masonry, influence of mortar strength on masonry strength, Cement: Components, different types, setting times, strength. Cement mortar: Ingredients, proportions, water demand, mortar for plastering and masonry concrete, importance of W/C Ratio, strength, ingredients including admixtures, workability, testing for strength, elasticity, non-destructive testing, mix design methods) especially those used in civil engineering projects. Fundamental concepts of materials science and engineering are introduced and applied to material`s commonly encountered in civil engineering construction, including Portland cement concrete, metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers and polymer composites, and other materials such as wood, asphalt concrete, and soils. However, focus is on cements, properties of material-manufacture and properties of cement; properties of aggregates, fresh concrete, hardened concrete and methods of testing; durability of hardened concrete materials; structural behavior and movements of masonry; sustainability in civil engineering materials.


CAE 330: Soils mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Properties of soils, classification and inter-relationship; compaction behavior, methods of compaction and their choice; permeability and seepage, flow nets, inverted filters; compressibility and consolidation, shearing resistance, stresses and failure, soil testing in laboratory and in-situ. Stress path and applications, earth pressure theories, stress distribution in soil; soil exploration, samplers, load tests, penetration tests.


CAE 320: Architectural drawing

Students will learn how to visualize and communicate three dimensional objects using a two dimensional medium. Students will develop a skill for using drawing instruments that include line weights, angular lines, French curves, circles (both template and compass), architectural scales and others. These skills will establish a basis upon which to learn computer-aided drafting. The topics in this course are: Drawing Instruments and Their Use; Multi-View Drawings; Isometric Views; Dimensioning;  Plain Orthographic; Views Auxiliary; Views; Full Section Drawing; Architectural Elements; Architectural Floor Plans.


CAE 325:  Structural Engineering I (concrete)

Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements: Introduction to reinforced concrete structures, types of slabs, beams and columns: Limit state design philosophy: Stress-strain properties for concrete and reinforcement; Design for flexure including moment curvature, ductility and redistribution of bending moments: Empirical methods for checking serviceability (ie cracking and deflection). Design of shear reinforcement: Design of columns for axial load and bending moment. Introduction to safety, stability and Ribustness, practical design and the use of codes of practice.


CAE 335: Surveying

This course introduces plane surveying techniques to civil engineering students enabling them to produce survey plans like the angles, distances, and trigonometry, Area computations, Closure, Coordinate systems (e.g., GPS, state plane), Curves (vertical and horizontal), Earthwork and volume computations, Leveling (e.g., differential, elevations, percent grades) and setout structures on construction sides.





CAE 410: Structural Analysis

Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, trusses, and rigid frames; deflections by virtual-work, moment-area; influence lines; force methods; structural design loads, introduction to structural design, approximate methods.


CAE 413: Structural Engineering II (Steel, Timber and masonry)

This course which is divided into three parts (steel, timber and masonry), is intended to cover the basic design of structural elements constructed of steel, masonry and timber. The course seeks to introduce the nature and inherent characteristics of masonry in relation to BS 5628 leading to nature and inherent characteristics of timber in relation to requirement of structural Eurocodes leading to a practical design and detailing of timber structural components. emphasis in this course is also put in the design of steel structures and an understanding of their structural behavior. Topics include: general objectives for design of steel structures; Eurocode 3; loads on steel building frames; floor and cladding systems for steel framed buildings; plane frame design: fabrication, joints, lateral bracing, collapse mechanisms and analysis. Element design – classification of steel sections; design and basis of capacity checks for struts and ties, trusses, restrained and unrestrained beams, columns and axial column with moments (tension/congression/local building/LTB); connection design: shear, shear and torsion connections.


CAE 420:  Hydraulics and Hydrologic Systems

Basic hydrology; Water cycle as related to air mass properties and movement, precipitation, evaporation, snowmelt, infiltration, stream flow, floods, and groundwater. Statistical hydrology, and hydrologic simulations–including runoff prediction, stream flow and reservoir routing, impoundment operation studies, and urban hydrology., Basic hydraulics (e.g., Manning, equation, Bernoulli theorem, open-channel flow, pipe flow), Pumping systems (water and wastewater), Municipal water distribution systems, Reservoirs (e.g., dams, routing, spillways), Groundwater (e.g., flow, wells, drawdown).


CAE430:  Fluid mechanics (open channel flow, flow pipe)

Fluid properties, pressure, thrust, Buoyancy, flow kinematics; integration of flow equations; flow measurement; Relative motion; moment of momentum; viscosity; Boundary layer and control, Drag lift; Dimensional analysis, modeling, cavitations, flow oscillations, momentum and energy principles in open channel flow, flow controls, Hydraulic jump; flow sections and properties; Normal flow, Gradually varied flow; surges, flow development and losses in pipe flows; measurements; Siphons, surges and water hammer; Delivery of power; pipe networks.


CAE 425: Prestressed concrete

The main objective of this course is to give students a good knowledge of the concept and theory of the use of prestressed concrete and the ability to analyze and design prestressed concrete structures. This course will focus on: Introduction to prestressed concrete, basic concept and application, advantages and types of prestressed concrete, post tensioning and pretensioning devices, properties of concrete used for prestressed concrete, prestressing steel, looses in prestressing, Analyses of members(beams, continuous beams, cantilever beams , composite beams and slabs) by stiffness method and also the flexibility method, design of members, calculation of resistance in members, prestressed compressed members.


CAE 498: Civil & Architectural Engineering Research Project.

Students will present a practical and physical project in civil and environmental engineering. This design should be sustaining and could be developed in a business venture. Each student will write an independent and innovative research work, which will be supervised by a faculty member. Each student will be expected to do an independent research work and write a project which will be supervised by a faculty member. It should be well noted that, at least 90% of this project will be done by the student involved and it must be unique and innovative.


CAE 450:  Civil & Architectural Engineering Design Project.

Students will present a practical and physical project in petroleum engineering. This design should be sustaining and could be developed in a business venture.


CAE 213: Civil and Architectural Engineering Lab 1

Through a series of three experiments from a number of experiments students design, perform, analyze, and report on complex prototypical engineering systems as a group. Experimental investigation of engineering systems and phenomena of interest to civil and architectural engineers. Design and planning of experiments. Analysis of data and reporting of experimental results.


CAE 313: soils and materials laboratory I

Analyze construction materials to see that products perform as designed. Soils, aggregates, rock, Portland cement concrete, mortar, grouts, masonry products, and asphalt concrete etc.


CAE 323: soils and materials laboratory II

This is a continuation of CAE 313. Analyze construction materials to see that products perform as designed. Soils, aggregates, rock, Portland cement concrete, mortar, grouts, masonry products, and asphalt concrete etc.


CAE 413: Engineering laboratory I (concrete tests)

This lab is done to let the student get a better view on concrete by carrying out test on wet and hard concrete. For wet concrete: Slump Test – Workability; Compacting Factor and Vee- Bee Test. For hard concrete destructive and non-destructive tests are carried out.


CAE 413: Engineering laboratory II (Cement Test)

This lab is design for the students to have a better understanding of construction material like cement by conduting both laboratory and field testing.


CAE 423: Engineering laboratory III (Computation)

This course is designed to introduce the students to modern design techniques in Civil engineering using softwares. The instructor will decide which are best suited for the students based on the market needs.

CAE 233: Civil & Architectural Engineering Internship 1

Field visits to engineering companies will be carried out to expose students to practice all/some of the civil and Architectural engineering skills learned.


CAE 333: Civil & Architectural Engineering Internship 2

Field visits to engineering companies will be carried out to expose students to practice all/some of the civil and Architectural engineering skills learned.


CAE 424: Building Construction Estimating

Construction estimating and cost engineering fundamentals; quantity take off; pricing, bid preparation; estimating, cost accounting by computer.


CAE 434: Building Design

This course is design to give Students the theoretical and practical skills that will enable them to work effectively as architectural draftspersons, CAD Technician or Building Information Modeler in the residential sector as well as the industrial and commercial building sectors. It prepares Students for specialization in residential projects, including new buildings, heritage restorations and additions or renovations or commercial and industrial projects, such as factories, motels, offices, restaurants, retail or service outlets and ware-houses. The course should provide students with skills in graphics and building construction theory required to prepare sketches and working drawings by manual and CAD techniques.


CAE 444: Urban Planning

This course explores what keen urban observer and author Lewis Mumford’s described as “the promise of planning.”  The course explores: why we plan, how we plan and the tools planners use to shape neighborhoods, cities and regions.  In so doing, land use, transportation, economic analysis, housing, the role of government in planning, community-based plans, citizen-led planning and how contemporary planning can be shaped by poverty, race, and social class are examined.  Often, planning involves group decision making and consensus building, and thus a secondary purpose for the course is to successfully complete a group project.  A research, working in teams and through the experience of peer review will prepare each student with some of the rigors demanded of a collaborative project.


CAE 324: Architectural Technology

This course introduces students to technological innovation, information and communication technology, environmental ethics and the emphasis on sustainable development.


CAE 443: CAD Applications for buildings

This course deals with the basic principle of using a CAD system in the architectural or design/build industry. Topics include: layers, dimensioning, x-referencing, creating blocks and templates, plotting and three dimensional designs.


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