MUNEF-DP Municipal Engineering Technology

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
CIVL-2066Hydromatics
8
Term 5Credit Hours
Year 3
Term 6Credit Hours
CIVL-3016Hydrology
7
CIVL-3163Water & Waste
9
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CIVC-1044Project Administration
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The project management portion of this course will introduce the nine knowledge areas and five process groups which comprise Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Students will learn to apply a variety of tools and techniques used in the management of projects. Students will also learn to use the basics of Microsoft Project to plan, schedule and track projects. The second part of this course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the content and organization of the contract documents, and how they are used in the estimating, bidding and construction phases of a project. Students will learn the basic procedures for preparing detailed quantity take-offs, pricing of labour and materials, and calculation of general expenses. Also covered will be an introduction to the various contract administration procedures and processes.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-2001Calculus & Statistics
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You will be introduced to differential and integral calculus and statistics. Applications include linear motion, optimization problems, the area between curves, centroids, fluid pressure and arc length. Frequency distributions, central tendency, dispersion measures and graphs of statistical data are studied, including normal distributions and regression.

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CIVL-2011Geotechnical Materials 1
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This course introduces students to the basic geotechnical definitions, different soil types and their structures.  In this course students will learn the computation of volume and mass relationships of soils-water mixtures, determination of grain size distribution, Atterberg limits of soils, soil density, density tests and compaction control.  Soil identification by means of visual identification, triangular charts as well as the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) methods.  The basics of site investigation and soil sampling are also covered in the course.

CIVL-2013Roadway Design 1
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This subject consists of the field methods of laying out horizontal and vertical curves and calculations pertaining to them, special problems in curves, construction survey procedure, spiral transition curves and superelevation.

CIVL-2066Hydromatics
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This course consists of two modules (Modules A and B). The first module entitled “Ideal Fluids” covers the basic properties of fluids and their use in calculating static pressure and hydrostatic forces on plane surfaces. Module A describes various types of flow in closed conduits and enables the student to solve problems related to fluid flow under ideal conditions. Module B entitled “Real Fluids” covers measurements of fluids and enables the student to solve hydraulic problems involving friction and energy losses in closed conduits (pressure flow). Similar concepts are used to solve problems in open channels (gravity flow).

CIVL-2156Terrain Analysis
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This course focuses on the various landforms that make up terrain and the geomorphic processes that formed them. The first term will focus on minerals, classification and identification of rocks, plate tectonics and geologic time. The second term focuses on the geologic structure of Canada’s terrains with emphasis on the Canadian Shield, Prairies and Cordillera. The third term focuses on landform creation associated with weathering, mass-wasting, fluvial, glacial and aeolian processes. The ability to understand the local landscape of Canada by use of a conceptual models combined with the ability to read and interpret maps, aerial photos and other earth imagery are the major learning outcomes of this course.

CIVL-2430Municipal Computer Applications
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In this course students will learn to use computer software to solve practical problems in Municipal Technology. Topics include working with point data, adjusting traverse data, creating surface models, designing earthwork and roadway projects, estimating volumes, and designing subdivision layouts.

CIVL-3014Applied Research Project
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This course consists of completing and submitting a formal comprehensive and substantive report on a topic related to the Municipal Engineering Field. The students will select a topic involving either an original design project or practical laboratory project, which must be approved by a staff member designated as Thesis Advisor. The students will perform the necessary theoretical or practical research under the guidance of the Thesis Advisors and submit a thesis report for evaluation.

CIVL-3015Geotechnical Materials 2
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This course consists of evaluating shearing strength of soils, using the Mohr’s envelope and Coulomb’s equation to represent the shearing strength of soils. Furthermore, it consists of understanding the concept of total and effective stress, slope stability analysis, vertical and horizontal stresses in a soil mass and determination of the consolidation characteristics of soils. The course introduces the behaviour of seepage water, the hydraulic conductivity properties of different soils, methods of soil and slope stabilization.

CIVL-3016Hydrology
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This course introduces students to the study of hydrology and focuses on the physical process of water movement via precipitation, interception, evaporation, runoff, infiltration, groundwater flow and stream flow. Appropriate hydrologic models will be discussed in this course. Since hydrology is a quantitative science, assignments involving calculations using Excel form is an important part of the course.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-3017Roadway Design 2
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This course builds on the horizontal and vertical roadway geometry that was presented in Roadway Design I, and will provide students with a broader understanding of roadway design consistency, earthworks, drainage, and construction methodology.

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CIVL-3026Engineering Economics
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This course provides an introduction to engineering decision making. It deals primarily with cash flows associated with engineering projects and related mathematical tools for manipulating monetary values over time. The course also presents less quantifiable considerations related to business policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Key studies include basic elements of engineering decision making, financial depreciation of assets, economic methods for comparing costs and benefits that occur at different times, cash flow analysis using principal formulas and compound interest factors, methods of evaluating and comparing projects, and methods of making choices about possible replacement of assets.
 

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CIVL-3027Supervisory Management
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of management and supervision in the workplace. Managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling are introduced. Employee centered topics include motivation, and decision making. Leadership issues will cover the management of change, building effective work teams, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Finally, performance management, and strategies for resolving conflict will be introduced.

CIVL-3105Pavement Mix Design
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This course introduces students to the various functions of pavement, design, construction, transportation, compaction, finishing and curing and inspection of Portland cement concrete. The students also study asphalt cement, liquid asphalt, production of hot-mix asphalt (HMA) concrete, design of HMA, paving and compaction techniques of HMA, construction equipment, inspection of asphalt concrete pavement construction and recycling of pavement materials. Pavement management systems is also covered in the course.

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CIVL-3163Water & Waste
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This course is an introduction to the design of water supply, waste water disposal and land drainage systems, with special emphasis on piping. Practical application is done with respect to the design of the subsurface works for a subdivision selected as a thesis project.

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CIVW-2008Co-Op Work Placement
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Students are required to complete a 6-month Co-operative Education Work Term (from May to October) between each academic year. The student must complete a minimum of 16-weeks work experience to get credit for the work term. This work experience may be completed with more than one employer. The work must be in an area that will complement their programs with relevant “real world” experience. Positions must be paid employment, not work shadowing or volunteer work.

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