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Bachelor of Science with a major in Civil Engineering Technology

The CET degree program offered by the department is designed to prepare students to work in varied areas in civil engineering and allied fields. The graduates often find employment in the state transportation office and in construction industries. It is a unique program in the state and only a very few universities are offering such a program. It provides an opportunity for students with all levels of preparation to engage in engineering studies. The design of the curriculum, well qualified faculty, small class size, and effective advising are some of the features of the program. The program gives a strong emphasis in civil engineering, architectural drawing, and building engineering. Graduates often find it easier to pursue graduate studies in civil engineering and related fields after completing this degree. Students majoring in other disciplines can also complete a minor in civil engineering technology by completing a minimum of 18 hours of CET courses.

Students majoring in mathematics will complete the core courses; calculus I, II, & III, techniques of mathematical proofs, differential equations, linear algebra, and history of mathematics and choose 9 hours of upper division mathematics courses in the applied or classical mathematics option or 9 hours of computer science courses in the computer science option to fulfill the degree requirements.  Students preferring the BA degree in mathematics will also take 12 hours of course work in a foreign language.  Students majoring in other disciplines can complete a minor in mathematics in the classical or computational or statistics option by completing 19 hours of mathematics courses from calculus I and higher pertaining to the chosen option.

A student may complete a BS degree in Civil Engineering Technology by completing the following courses with a minimum grade of "C":

CET 105, 106, 201, 202, 211, 212, 250, 304, 310, 320, 331, 360, 361, 401, 402, 414; CS 105, 237;  MAT 121 (or MAT 113 & 114), MAT 123; PHY 101 and 102.

Note: In addition 47 hours of General Education courses and a total 121 hours are required to complete the program

BS in Civil Engineering Technology Pathway

CET 105 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I WITH AUTOCAD. (3, fa, sp, LF).

Fundamental principles of technical drawing. Topics include basic computer operations, getting started to use AutoCAD, fundamentals of 2D construction, drawing and design, sketching, orthographic views, sectional views and dimensioning. Two hours lecture and four hours lab.

CET 106 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS II WITH AUTOCAD. (3, sp, LF).

Topics include dimensioning tolerances, threads and fasteners, gears, bearings and cams. Working drawing, fundamentals of 3D drawing, solid modeling, and descriptive geometry. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. Prerequisite: CET 105.

CET 201 ENGINEERING MECHANICS. (4)

Application and principles of mechanics to engineering problems of equilibrium. Topics include resultants, resolution of forces, equilibrium, friction, center of gravity, first area-moment, moment of inertia, simple beams, and determinate plane trusses, frames and structures. Four hours lecture. Prerequisites: PHY 101, MAT 123.

CET 202 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS. (4)

Application of the principles of mechanics to engineering problems of strength and stiffness. Topics include stress and deformation of elastic materials, thin cylinders, torsion, beams, column, and combined stresses at a point. Four hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 201.

CET 211 CIVIL ENGINEERING DRAWING. (3, LF)

This course is an engineering focused drafting course utilizing Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) software that develops computer skills and electronic skills and applications within engineering and applications of drafting within manufacturing. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. Prerequisite: CET 105.

CET 212 ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE SURVEYING. (4, LF)

Theory and application of the principles of plane surveying, leveling, traverse computation and topographic surveying. Engineering surveying to include building layout, highway vertical and horizontal curves and the survey of bridges, tunnels and earthwork. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab.

CET 250 ENGINEERING MECHANICS-DYNAMICS. (3)

Application of the principles of mechanics to engineering problems as they apply to motion and acceleration, including plane motion, force, mass, work and energy. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 201.

CET 304 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. (4)

Analysis of statically determinate beams, frames, and trusses, shear and bending moment diagrams influence lines, and beam deflections. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures, area-moment, slope deflection, moment distribution; energy methods, use of computers in problem solving stresses. Four hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 201.

CET 310 CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS. (3)

A study of construction methods and procedures and also of the origin, production, use, and properties of construction materials. Three hours of lecture. Prerequisite: CET 106

CET 320 ARCHITECTURAL WORKING DRAWING AND BLUEPRINT READING. 3, LF).

The preparation and interpretation of working drawings as they apply to the different crafts in the construction of a building, including plans, elevations, sections, detail drawing, and the fundamental of blueprint reading and interpretation as they pertain to machine drawing. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab. Prerequisite: CET 106

CET 331 MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY. (1, LF).

Tests to determine the physical properties and behavior of construction and engineering materials including steel, iron-carbon alloys, aluminum, concrete, wood and plastics. ASTH AASHTO testing procedures, instrumentation and the analysis and interpretation of test data. Three hours lab. Prerequisites: CET 201 and concurrent enrollment in CET 310.

CET 332 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY. (3)

Introduction to hazardous materials and waste; pollution control and waste minimization; environmental regulations; case study. Three hourslecture.

CET 350 FLUID MECHANICS. (3, sp)

A study of the behavior of fluids at rest and in motion. Concepts of statics and dynamics of fluids. Emphasis on the principles and application of continuity, momentum, energy. Some introduction to open channel flows and hydrodynamics. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: MAT 123.

CET 355 WATER AND WASTE WATER TECHNOLOGY. (3)

A study of quantity, treatment and distribution of water; and of the collection, treatment and disposal of waste water. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CET 350.

CET 360 SOIL MECHANICS AND FOUNDATIONS. (4).

Introduction to soil engineering. Identification of soils and application of soil for engineering purposes. Methods of exploration and soil testing required for design of foundation retaining walls and techniques of mechanics measurement. Identification and classification of soils, moisture-density relationships, shearing strength, permeability, capillarity and consolidation. Four hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 201.

CET 361 SOIL MECHANICS LABORATORY. (1, LF).

Laboratory practices and procedures in studying the engineering properties of soil. Instrumentation testing procedures, data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting is stressed. Three hours lab. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CET360.

CET 365 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING. (3)

A study of the design, development, regulation, and interrelation of modern highways, urban transportation systems, rail, air, water, and pipeline transportation systems. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 212.

CET 401 REINFORCED CONCRETE. (4)

The theory and design of reinforced concrete slabs, beams, columns, walls and footing, and the design, proportioning, inspection and pouring of concrete mixes. Four hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 304.

CET 402 STEEL DESIGN. (3)

Basic principles of structural steel design. Design of beams, axially loaded members, columns, bolted connections and welding. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 304.

CET 410 CONTRACT SPECIFICATIONS. (3)

Organization of the construction industry, types of construction contracts, preparation and administration of construction contracts, construction plans and specifications. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: CET 225.

CET 414 BUILDING ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND DESIGN. (3)

Planning and design of building engineering systems. Application of course work to actual job situations, including field trips. This course is designated writing intensive. Three hours lecture. Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

ET 101 BASIC ELECTRONICS. (3)

Study of the fundamentals of electric current flow. Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, power and energy, safety devices, simple series, parallel, and combination resistive and magnetic circuits, power supply, motors, and generators. Two hours lecture and three hours lab.

ET 103 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY AND RESIDENTIAL WIRING CONCEPTS. (3)

This course develops the skills and concepts necessary for planning and installing electrical equipment in residential occupancies. And it provides hands-on experience in the installation, conductors, boxes and power distribution equipment in residences. Three hours lecture with lab. Prerequisite: MAT 111

ET 104 CIRCUIT ANALYSIS. (3)

Study of the network theorems and methods of analysis or resistive, RC, RL, and RCL circuits, resonant and non-resonant AC circuits, transformers, AC power, phasor, and polyphase systems. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: MAT 113

ET 105 ELECTRONIC AMPLIFIER. (3)

Study of amplifier principles, integrator, differentiator, low-pass and other types of filters, analog circuit design, voltage and current regulators, signal generators. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisites: ET 101, MAT 113.

ET 201 INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT. (3, LF)

Study of the theory of operation, the characteristics, the applications of measurement instruments such as analog and digital multimeters, bridges, oscilloscopes, potentiometers, network analyzers. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. Prerequisites: ET 104, 105; MAT 114

ET 202 COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT. (3, fa, LF)

Understanding the communication fundamentals, such as waveform spectra, audio signals, noise. Study of communication circuits, such as series and parallel tuned circuits, coupling circuits, filters, RF and IF amplifiers and oscillators. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisite: ET 101.

ET 203 ELECTRONIC DEVICES. (3, LF)

Understanding of the basic semiconductor theory, characteristics, parameters, specification, performance, and simple circuit applications of diode and transistors. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisites: ET 101, MAT 113.

ET 205 COMMUNICATION CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS. (3, LF)

Understanding communications fundamentals, such as waveform spectra, audio signals, noise. Study of communication circuits, such as series and parallel tuned circuits, coupling circuits, filters, RF and IF amplifiers, and oscillators. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisite: ET 101.

ET 211 DIGITAL DESIGN. (3, LF)

Study of the number systems, logic gates, Boolean Algebra, Simplification of Boolean function, decoders, encoders, code converters, multiplexers, de-multiplexers, counters, memory devices and adders. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisite: CS 101

ET 212 INTRODUCTION TO MICROPROCESSING. (3, LF)

Study of the central processing unit (CPU), memory addressing modes, input/output operation and interfacing, system controller and bus driver, arithmetic logic unit (ALU), encoding and decoding instructions, clock generator driver, devices, connections to bus lines. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisite: ET 211.

ET 214 ELECTRONIC DESIGN AND FABRICATION. (3, LF)D

esign and layout of circuits on printed circuit boards, fabrication testing, and evaluation of special circuits. Two hours lecture and two hours lab. Prerequisites: ET 103, 105.

ET 215 INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED ELECTRONIC DEVICES. (3)

Study of semiconductor theory, semiconductor diode, bipolar junction transistor, field-effect transistor theory and applications of analog to digital and digital to analog converters. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: ET 103, 104, 105, 203.

GT 131 ENERGY INDUSTRY FUNDAMENTALS I. (4)

Introduction to fundamentals of the energy industry, with particular focus on the scientific principles behind energy sources, hazards, generation, transmission, and storage. Laboratory component is integrated into activity-based classes. Prerequisite: MAT 111 or permission of instructor

GT 132 ENERGY INDUSTRY FUNDAMENTALS II. (3)

Continuation of GT 131. Upon successful completion of course, students will be eligible to take an exam to earn an industry-recognized, ANSI-accredited certification in Energy Industry Fundamentals. Prerequisite: GT 131 with a grade of "C" or better.

Lincoln's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare students for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing students to make a full impact in their profession through the unique combination learning of concepts and application of those concepts. Here are some of the potential professions for Civil Engineering Technology majors:

  • Construction Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Landscape Architect
  • Environmental Engineer