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Civil Engineering Technology (CET)


CET 212-STRUCTURES AND STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

3 Credits

A two-part introductory course in structures and strength of materials. Concepts in statistics are applied in the solution of simple beams and frames. Topics include shear force, bending moment, stress analysis and deflection in structures. The second part addresses stress and strain relations in elastic materials, bending of beams, torsion, shear and buckling of columns.
Prereq: TECH123 and MATH170

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CET 213-CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the various types of materials used in civil engineering and building construction. Materials to be considered include concrete and its components, wood and its derivatives, iron and steel, aluminum, glass, plastic and asphalt. Emphasis will be placed on the physical and mechanical properties and how these affect the use of the material.
Prereq: CHEM071 and PHYS164

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CET 214-STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

3 Credits

A course intended to equip the student with knowledge of the physical behaviour of materials under load, the models used to develop theory and the application of such theory in analysing engineering components under the axial load, shear, bending, torsion and combined loading.
Coreq: CET 215
Prereq: MATH168

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CET 215-DETERMINANT STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of surveying and their use in the preparation of topographic maps and plans by linear, traverse and triangulation methods. Students will also be exposed to the application of these concepts in surveys for the construction of building and other civil engineering works.
Coreq: CET 214
Prereq: MATH168

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CET 221-CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of surveying and their use in the preparation of topographic maps and plans by linear, traverse and triangulation methods. Students will also be exposed to the application of these concepts in surveys for the construction of building and other civil engineering works.
Coreq: TECH122
Prereq: MATH167 and MATH168 and PHYS165

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CET 222-ELEMENTARY TIMBER AND STEEL DESIGN

3 Credits

An introductory course in elastic design in timber and steel. The course covers design of beams, struts and ties, columns and connections. Design codes relevant to timber and steel will be discussed.
Prereq: TECH210

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CET 223-ELEMENTARY REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN

3 Credits

An introduction to limit of ultimate load design of reinforced concrete structural elements. Analysis and design will include flexural analysis, shear and torsion. Elements to be discussed will include beams, one-way slabs, simple foundation and columns.
Prereq: TECH210

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CET 224-CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND EQUIPMENT

3 Credits

This course involves a study of the various methods used in building and civil engineering construction as well as of the equipment that relate to these methods. Issues to be considered include excavation, dewatering, loading and hauling, compacting, foundations, frame construction, concreting, masonry construction. The course will be supplemented by organised field trips to construction sites.
Prereq: CET 213

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CET 225-CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

3 Credits

This course exposes the student to the business aspects of the construction process. Issues to be considered include the functions of a manager, motivational theories and leadership styles, site layout, contracts, bid preparation and analysis, planning and scheduling including the use of CPM and PERT construction economics, safety, industrial relations, quality and cost control, work improvement. To be supplemented by trips to construction sites.
Prereq: CET 213

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CET 226-CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATION

3 Credits

This course is intended to provide students with the ability to cost a complete construction project. Issues to be considered include contract administration, types of estimates, breakdown of project, methods of take-off for various elements, production notes, direct and indirect charges, unit costs, preparation of estimates.
Prereq: CET 213 and CET 224 and TECH122

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CET 227-CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

3 Credits

This course exposes students to the legal principles and practices governing the construction process. Issues to be considered include constructions, types of contracts and contract documents. The student will be instructed in the preparation and interpretation of civil engineering specifications.
Prereq: CET 213

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