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Engineering, B.S. Civil Concentration (CVE)
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First Semester - Fall 201215 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113.
CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111.
ENGR 1513   Introduction to Engineering Practice I
An introduction to engineering as a career, including problem solving, engineering disciplines, design, teamwork, and communication. An introduction to engineering graphics is included, with an emphasis on solids modeling. Class 2. Lab 3. (Fall)
KINE 1001   Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
MATH 1903   Calculus I
An introduction to calculus with emphasis on concepts and principles. Topics studied include limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
Second Semester - Spring 201317 hours
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
ENGR 1311   Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Lab experience in basic manufacturing processes including materials separation and materials joining processes including mechanical and thermal processes. Safety issues and the use of precision measuring devices are stressed. Lab 3.
ENGR 1523   Introduction to Engineering Practice II
An introduction to the engineering design process, including teamwork development, ethics, professionalism, and reporting. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1513. (Spring)
MATH 2013   Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
PHYS 2011   University Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2013. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2013. (Spring)
PHYS 2013   University Physics I
A calculus based study of the theory and application of Newton's laws of motion, gravity, work, energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2011. (Spring)
Third Semester - Fall 201317 hours
CVGR 2023   Civil Engineering Materials
Introduction to materials used in civil engineering, concentrating on the behavior of steel, concrete, wood, asphalt and soils. Hands on characterization and testing exercises. Characterization of materials to internationally recognized standards. General engineering testing techniques and quality control are introduced in lectures and developed in laboratory exercises. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1113, CHEM 1111, PHYS 2013, PHYS 2011.. (Fall)
GEOL 1114   General Geology I
This course provides an introduction to geology including the study of rocks, minerals, and the basic processes that shape the surface features of the earth. Attention will also be given to natural resources including good ecological utilization. Class 3. Lab 3.
MATH 2023   Calculus III
A continuation of MATH 2013 including parametric equations, vectors, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
MATH 3301   Linear Algebra Lab
Application of commercial software, such as MATLAB, to the solution of linear algebra problems. This course is intended to accompany MATH 3303 Linear Algebra. Lab 2. Corequisite: MATH 3303
MATH 3303   Linear Algebra
A study of systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, and geometric applications. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
MEGR 2013   Statics
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, equilibrium of force systems, structural applications, cables, friction, and virtual work. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
Fourth Semester - Spring 201416 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
CVGR 2112   Introduction to Surveying
Surveying is an essential fundamental component in engineering planning, design, construction and monitoring processes. Lectures will introduce the skills, knowledge and roles of surveyors, and will seek to develop understanding of basic surveying principles and basic interpretation of graphical data. Laboratory exercises will enable students to apply presented materials in a physical context, developing basic skill in performing survey work. Class 1. Lab 2. Prerequisite: ENGR1523.
ENGR 2400   Sophomore Design Seminar
Seminar topics emphasizing skills necessary to successfully complete design projects, including the study of design project case studies. Class 1. Prerequisite: ENGR 1523. (Spring)
ENGR 2704   Project Management, Design and Entrepreneurship
An introduction to management aspects of the engineering profession, project management, prioritization of resource allocation, and management of technical design projects. Students are assigned an engineering and/or a business project under the supervision of the faculty member. Students are expected to meet regularly with the faculty member and complete assigned readings and projects as well as give a substantial oral presentation. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR1523.
ENVT 1114   Introduction to Environmental Science
A concepts oriented course for non-science majors, is a survey of physical, biological, and social processes affecting the environment and exploration of current environmental issues. Topics include principles for understanding the environment; population and community dynamics; biodiversity of species and landscapes; conservation, remediation, and restoration ecology; water, air, and soil quality; and environmental issues, policies, and laws. This course may not be used to meet degree requirements for biology majors. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed BIOL 1113 or BIOL 1123 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Lab 1. (Spring)
MEGR 3323   Mechanics Of Materials
Stress and strain, properties of materials, axially-loaded members, stresses and deformations of beams, torsion, combined loading and principal stresses, elastic curves, superposition, design of beams and connections, continuous beams, and columns. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. (Spring)
Fifth Semester - Fall 201417 hours
CVGR 3133   Principles of Hydraulic Engineering
Fundamental coverage of engineering hydraulics, balancing theory with practical design solutions to common engineering problems. Grounding in fluid statics, steady uniform and non-uniform incompressible flow in pipelines and channels, pumped systems, culvert hydraulics and flow measurement. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2023. (Fall)
CVGR 3313   Structural Analysis
Provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams and frames. Classical methods of structural analysis are introduced to develop a deeper understanding of how basic principles of statics and mechanics of materials are used in analysis. The course moves from the classical methods to the matrix methods of structural analysis used in modern computer analysis software. The course includes an initial coverage of finite element techniques for structural analysis and students will utilize FEA software, using classical methods of analysis as a means of checking computer generated outputs. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH3303 and MEGR3323. (Fall)
CVGR 3713   Construction Engineering
This course focuses on construction engineering issues associated with the implementation of designed civil systems. The aim is to provide the student with an understanding of the range of construction equipment and techniques in common use, as well as the planning and direction of construction works. Addresses projects of various scales, focusing on common factors such as utilization of workers, machines and materials, and requirements for project organization and control. The material covers both construction techniques, construction management and project documentation. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 3022.. (Fall)
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
MATH 2203   Differential Equations
Solutions, properties, and applications of ordinary differential equations, including the use of Laplace transforms and Fourier series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
Sixth Semester - Spring 201516 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
BUSI 3003   Foundations of Business for Engineers
An overview of the aspects of business important to engineering. The course centers on the business competencies of management, finance, and marketing taught through a foundation of ethical leadership. In addition, students will learn a conceptual and practical framework for entrepreneurial endeavors within technology-based companies. Class 3. Or ENGR 4653 (recommended for engineering graduate school)
CVGR 3414   Geotechnical Engineering
Introduction to the basic concepts of geotechnical engineering including fundamental soil mechanics theory. Emphasis is placed on practical application of these topics in geotechnical design problems such as flow nets, soil consolidation, and shear strength of soils. Basic geomechanics related design topics including foundations, retaining walls and slope stability. Hands on characterization and testing exercises in soil mechanics. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: GEOL 1114. (Spring)
CVGR     Approved Civil Elective
Any approved CVGR or MATH Elective. Class 1-3. See civil engineering elective emphasis groupings. 3 total hours needed.
MEGR 2023   Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Principles of impulse and momentum, and work and energy. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2023. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
Seventh Semester - Fall 201516 hours
CVGR     Approved Civil Elective
Any approved CVGR or MATH Elective. Class 1-3. See civil engineering elective emphasis groupings. 3 total hours needed.
CVGR     Approved Civil Elective
Any approved CVGR or MATH Elective. Class 1-3. See civil engineering elective emphasis groupings. 3 total hours needed.
EEGR 2051   Circuits and Measurements Lab
Introduction to instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Use of test equipment for electrical and mechanical measurements. Lab 3. Corequisite: EEGR2053 Minimum grade of 'C' required.
EEGR 2053   Electric Circuits
Principles of linear networks covering the laws of circuit theory that apply to such networks, including elements of network topology, mesh currents and node voltages, network theorems, op-amps, energy and power, basic concepts of transient response of R-L and R-C networks to a unit pulse driving function, steady state sinusoidal voltage and current, including polyphase circuits, mutual coupling, and ideal transformers. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. Corequisites: EEGR 2051 Minimum grade of 'C' required.
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
ENGR 4813   Senior Design I (L)
Applications of design principles to a capstone engineering project. Projects are team based and include developing design specifications, conceptual designs, and final designs. Project requirements include significant oral and written communication components. Examples of projects include intercollegiate competition, industry sponsored, applied research, and service projects. Students pursuing more than one concentration in engineering or engineering technology must complete a two semester sequence in senior design for each concentration. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing, ENGR 3813 or MJET 3413 or CVGR 4203 or CVGR 3223 and CVGR 3221, and consent of instructor.. Corequisite: ENGR 4400. (Fall)
Eighth Semester - Spring 201616 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
CVGR 4121   Professional Practice of Civil Engineering
Seminar based course aimed at providing students with an understanding of professional civil engineering practice in contemporary society. Visiting professional engineers will share practical insights from their experience in a weekly seminar. Issues will include professional ethics, professional licensure, ongoing professional development, economics and legal issues. Several case studies of recent engineering projects will be included to illustrate issues. Class 1. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.. (Spring)
CVGR     Approved Civil Elective
Any approved CVGR or MATH Elective. Class 1-3. See civil engineering elective emphasis groupings. 3 total hours needed.
CVGR     Approved Civil Elective
Any approved CVGR or MATH Elective. Class 1-3. See civil engineering elective emphasis groupings. 3 total hours needed.
ENGR 4823   Senior Design II (L)
Completion of final design, fabrication, testing, and reporting of the engineering design projects initiated in ENGR 4813. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 4813. (Spring)
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
Total Hours: 130
Notes: Approved Civil Electives
Structural Engineering Emphasis:
CVGR 3224 4 Design of Steel Structures
CVGR 4314 4 Concrete Construction and Design
CVGR 4414 4 Design of Wood Structures
CVGR 3 Approved Technical or Math Elective

Water Resources Engineering Emphasis
CVGR 4203 3 Hydraulic Engineering Design
CVGR 4613 3 Hydrology
CVGR 4403 3 Environmental Engineering
CVGR 4503 3 Water and Wastewater Engineering
CVGR 3 Approved Technical or Math Elective