Description of courses - College of Engineering
Description of courses
Course Title : Technical Writing for Engineers
Introduction to technical writing; understanding your role as a technical writer; choosing a topic, determining the purpose for writing, analyzing an audience, evaluating common ground; types of technical correspondence (memo, letters, abstracts, communication of dilemma, emails; principles of good writing; writing CV's, writing as a process; preparation (as a way to generate ideas); research (the access to support); writing topic sentences and formulating supporting details; writing an introduction paragraph, writing body paragraphs, writing a conclusion paragraph; revising and editing; the final word on technical writing.
Course Title : Statics
Basic concepts and principles of statics. Vector operations. Equilibrium of a 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.
Course Title: Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to active learning, team work, team dynamics, team norms and communication, conducting effects meetings and quality assessment. Understanding the seven habits of highly qualified professionals. Problem solving strategies: problem definition, generation of solutions, select methodology, solution implementation, assessment of implementation. Organization of work and design notebook. Reverse engineering and design project. Computer modeling and heuristics for solving problems, stochastic process, optimization and expert systems. Schedule and time management.
Course Title : Communication Skills for Engineers
The use of good English: gather ideas and information, to organize ideas relevantly and coherently; engage in debates; participate in group discussions; face interviews; present scientific seminars; make oral presentations; transfer information from non-verbal to verbal texts and vice versa; take part in social and professional communication.
Course Title: Engineering Drawing
Introduction to drawing, Drawing equipment and use, Skills of Freehand Sketching, Methods of Projection: Orthographic, Isometric Dimensioning of View. Third View Prediction, Primary and Successive Auxiliary Views. Intersections of Surfaces and Bodies. Development of Surfaces. Sectioning. Introduction to Assembly Drawings. Introduction to computer graphics, Engineering Applications.
Course Title : Strength of materials
ratio. Statical determination of axial force, shear force, bending moment and torque in bars, beams and circular shafts. Load-shear-moment relationship in beams. Section kinematics; strain and stress distribution and their resultants. Normal and shear stress distributions in beams of different shapes. Transformation of stress and strain, Mohr's circle. Spherical and cylindrical pressure vessels. Elastic buckling of columns.
Course Title : Surveying (1)
Introduction to the basic surveying theory and practice; Units of measurements and conversions; Error analysis; Distance measurements by taping; Leveling; Angle measurements; Traversing and traverse computations; Topographic surveying and mapping; Area and volume computations; Circular curves;
Use of surveying software such as Wolfpack and Surfer.
Course Title: Computer programming for Engineers
Computer organization and hierarchy of programming language, Fortran 90 as a high level language, arithmetic computations, algorithm design, selection statements, repetition statements, debugging and testing of programs, logical and character data type, data files and formatted outputs, array processing, subprograms, introduction to derive data types and structures, numerical applications. Analyzing and design of civil engineering structural systems through the uses of computers. Emphasis will be placed on available computer software used in engineering projects and industry in civil engineering disciplines.
Course Title: Soil Mechanics (1)
Introduction to soil and soil mechanics, Soil composition, Soil type and structure, Index properties, Identification and Classification of soils, Site Investigation, Compaction of soils.
Course Title : Fluid Mechanics
Introduction and basic concepts of fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Nature of ideal and real fluid flow in pipes. Pressure and fluid statics in immerged surfaces. Fluid Kinematics. Fluid measurements, stability of floating bodies, continuity equation, Analysis of pipe networks and loses of pipe flow, momentum and energy equations. Bernoulli's equation. Dimensional analysis.
Course Title : Engineering Statistics & Probability
Concepts of statistics and its applications in science and engineering, measure of central tendency, measure of dispersion, regression, correlation, and their applications. Concepts of probability and its applications in science and engineering, probability axioms, conditional probability, independent probability for events, some probability distributions and random variables: discrete and continuous random variables, distributions for applications in engineering such as Poison and Weibull distributions and other probability distributions are important for engineers, time series, computer applications using statistical software.
Course Title : Dynamics
Basic considerations (Vector operations, Newtonian mechanics), Engineering applications of virtual work, Kinematics of particles, Newton's law, Kinematics of plane rigid bodies, Equations of motion, Work and energy, Impulse momentum, and vibrations.
Course Title: Structural Analysis (1)
Types of structures, supports and loads. Idealization of structures and loads. Geometric stability and determinacy. Analysis of determinate trusses, beams, plane frames and arches. reaction computations axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams. Internal force releases. Load-shear-moment relationship. Differential equation of elastic curve. Deflections by integration, moment-area, conjugate-beam and virtual work methods. Influence lines of determinate structures.
Course Title : Hydraulics
Concepts of fluid flow, types of flow, states of flow, geometric properties of channel sections, velocity distribution in open channels, flow resistance and boundary layer theory, design of channel sections, energy considerations in open channels: specific energy and discharge diagrams, momentum considerations in open channels: specific force diagram and hydraulic jump. Gradually varied flow, unsteady rapidly varied flow, dimensional analysis and similitude, hydraulic machines: pumps and turbines. Experimental training.
Course Title : Reinforced Concrete (1)
Fundamentals and design theories based on ultimate strength design and elastic concept using ACI code. ACI Code requirements. Load factors. Analysis and design of reinforced concrete members subject to flexure, shear and diagonal tension in accordance to ACI strength method. Development length of reinforcement, deflection and crack controls in reinforced concrete members.
Course Title : Properties and testing of materials
Methods of sieve analysis, density, absorption, and abrasion of sand and concrete aggregates. Normal consistency, setting times, compressive and tensile strengths of cements. Design and testing of concrete mixes for required workability, compressive, tensile, flexure strength and modulus of elasticity at various ages. Strength tests: on concrete cores, using Schmidt hummer and ultrasonic waves. Tensile test for reinforcing steel, and calculation of elastic modulus. Tests on isotropic and anisotropic materials and use of dial and electrical strain gages. Finding the Brinell Hardness Number of various materials. Tension tests on ductile and brittle materials. Nondestructive testing on concrete.
Course Title : Structural Analysis (2)
Analysis of indeterminate structures: trusses, beams, plane frames and arches. Method of consistent deformation and flexibility matrix formulation. Pre-strain, temperature change and support movement effects. Slope deflection method, matrix analysis of beams and plane frame using the stiffness method, moment distribution, sway consideration and analysis of non-prismatic members.
Course Title: Engineering Economy
Introduction to Engineering economy. Interest formulas and equivalence. Bases for comparison of alternatives. Decision making among alternatives. Evaluating replacement alternatives. Break even and minimum cost analysis. Cost accounting. Depreciation. Economic analysis of operations. Economic analysis of public projects. Basic management process approach, strategies and planning methods, project planning and scheduling, Bar chart, critical path methods, PERT method, resource leveling and allocation, time cost trade off. Construction and organizational approaches, leadership elements and decision making, computer applications.
Course Title : Hydrology
The hydrologic cycle. Fundamentals of meteorology, temperature, humidity, wind, precipitation, evaporation. Stream-flow and runoff. Ground water flow and aquifers, wells and intrusion in coastal aquifers. Stream flow hydrographs. Unit hydrographs for various durations and its applications. Introduction to water resources management and its demand, water resources management in arid and semi-arid regions and its application in Saudi Arabia.
Course Title: Sanitary Engineering
Source of water supply; quantity of water and wastewater; quality of water supply; drinking water standard; water treatment system; coagulation-flocculation; sedimentation; filtration; disinfection; softening; iron and manganese removal; taste and odor removal; collection and distribution of water; characteristics of wastewater; effluent standard; wastewater collection; wastewater treatment processes.
Course Title Reinforced Concrete (2)
Design of one-way, two-way, ribbed and flat slabs floor systems. Design for "torsion" and "combined shear and torsion" by the strength method. Design of continuous beams. ACI moment redistribution for minimum rotation capacity. Design of columns under axial and eccentric loadings, short and long columns, staircases, and types of concrete footings.
Course Title: Soil Mechanics (2)
Principle of Effective Stress, Permeability and capillarity of soils, seepage and Flow's nets, Stress distribution of soils, Compressibility and settlement, Consolidation Behaviour, Shearing strength of soils. Lateral earth pressure and Retaining walls.
Course Title : Steel Structures
Analysis and design of roof trusses. Design of tension and compression members, columns under eccentric loadings, column bases and footings. Design of beams, welded and bolted connections. Different loads on different steel bridges. Design of steel bridges beams using Influence lines.
Course Title: Construction Equipments and Methods
Overview of the construction industry. Earthmoving machinery and operations : excavation and lifting, loading & hauling, compacting & finishing, productivity estimation. Reinforced concrete construction and concrete form design. Construction economics
course Title : Surveying (2)
Electronic surveying measuring equipments, introduction to the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) for civil engineering, introduction to photogrammetry, Geometric principles, Survey camera, Photo-interpretation, Applications of photogrammetry, Plotting instruments, Remote sensing, Computer applications.
Course Title : Highway Engineering
Highway planning and capacity: design criteria and controls, cross sectional elements, sight distances, horizontal and vertical alignments, intersections, sub-surface drainage. Components of Traffic system. Traffic-stream characteristics. Traffic studies, traffic safety. Capacity of urban streets and intersections. Congestion management. The Design of Highway Intersections, Geometric Alignment and Design, Highway Pavement Materials and Design, Structural Design of Pavement Thickness, Pavement Maintenance.
Course Title : Foundation Engineering
Site exploration and selection. Types of foundations. Bearing capacity of shallow foundations. Mat Foundations. Foundation settlement. Deep foundations. Pile Foundations. Sheet pile structures. Slopes stability.
Course Title: Management of Engineering Projects
Characteristics of Construction Industry; project delivery systems; the design and construction process; construction contracting; construction planning; project control, conceptual cost estimation; and Quality and Safety Management.
Course Title: Graduation Project (1)
Choosing the topic, establishing the project, literature review, preparing for/or preliminary conducting the experiments, collecting the field data & developing the mathematical / computer model if applicable, writing the first part of the project along with any preliminary findings.
Course Title : Water Resources Planning and Management
Planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Planning stages and levels, decision making techniques. Water demand and supply: water demand estimation methods, water supply estimation methods, water balance between supply and demand. Important aspects in water resources planning: economic, legislative, environmental, social and political aspects.
Course Title: Transportation and Traffic Engineering
Transportation systems; vehicle characteristics and human reactions ; traffic flow characteristics; highway capacity analysis; intersection control and design; public transportation; urban transportation planning; parking and terminal facilities; transportation safety ; intelligent transportation systems and computer applications; introduction to railways, waterways, airports, and pipelines.
Course Title : Environmental Engineering
Definitions such as: units, material balance, energy fundamentals, environmental chemistry, mathematics of growth. Introduction to pollution problems and environmental impacts of the urban development. Liquid waste disposal: overland, in streams, lake and sea. Solid wastes: characteristics, management, storage, collection, disposal, and recycling. Air pollution: sources, effects and control. Noise pollution: sources, effects and control.
Course Title: Computer Applications in Civil Engineering
Studying the different applications in civil engineering through the use of computers . Emphasis will be placed on available computer software used in engineering projects and industry in civil engineering disciplines.
Course Title: Graduation Project (2)
Continuation of part I of the project including : running and finalizing the experimental program or the mathematical / computer model, analyzing the results and findings and drawing the conclusion, writing the complete project report, presenting and defending the project.