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Department of Civil Engineering
CIVL 1101 - Syllabus Fall 2021
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Instructor:

Dr. Charles Camp
Office: EN 106B
Phone: 678-3169 (office)
Email: cvcamp@memphis.edu

Office hours: An "open door policy" or by appointment

Date: August 24, 2021
Hours Credit: 3 Semester Hours

Course Meetings: Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday; 1:00 - 1:55 pm, ET 233
                           Lab: Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday: 2:20 - 5:20 pm, EN 114

Required Textbook:
"Strategies for Creative Problem Solving" by Fogler, LeBlanc, and Rizzo - Prentice Hall, 2014, ISBN-13: 978-0133091663
"Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures- Edition: 16th" - Portland Cement Association, 2016, ISBN-13: 978-0893122775

Required Software:

CATME Comprehensive Assessment of Team Member Effectiveness (CATME) is a web-based program designed for use in higher education to promote SMARTER Teamwork among teams. This software is free.
TopHat  TopHat helps create a learning environment where every student can participate and have a voice. Discounts are available for the two-semester plan.

Require Computer:
All students entering the Department of Civil Engineering must have a laptop computer that they can use in their engineering classes and labs. The laptop computer must be capable of connecting to the Internet via wireless and running Microsoft Office. The Department of Civil Engineering is committed to education, and we recognize computers to be an extension of the learning tools needed to compete professionally. 

Course Description: Theory of measurements, linear measurements, angles, topographic surveys, and mapping with applications in Civil Engineering: emphasis on individual and group problem solving, techniques of data collection and analysis, and project documentation.

Objectives

  1. To allow the student to become familiar with instrumentation and measurements typical to those used in Civil Engineering practice.
  2. To develop an understanding of the limitations, constraints, and applicability of various field and laboratory data collection methods.
  3. To enhance the student's skill level in applying personal computers to solve engineering problems and to develop material supporting engineering decision-making and report presentation.
  4. To expand the student's understanding of the steps involved in the process of design and engineering problem-solving.
  5. To increase the group problem-solving skills of the student.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of this class, the student should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Recognize and apply basic instrumentation and measurements typical to those used in Civil Engineering practice.
  2. Recognize the limitations, constraints, and applicability of various field and laboratory data collection methods.
  3. Develop and apply spreadsheets to solution of engineering problems.
  4. Application of problem solving strategies to the analysis, design, and evaluation of engineering problems.
  5. Write and present technical reports supporting engineering decision-making.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to work in a group.


Course Outline

Weeks 1 - 5: Field Measurements - linear measurements and elevation measurements

Weeks 6 - 10: Material Properties - properties of concrete: proportioning, mixing, and testing of high strength concrete

Weeks 11 - 15: Fluid Flow and Filtration - filter material properties, fluid flow, and filter performance

Grading

The final grades for the course will be based on the following percentages:

Components

Percentages

Computational Homework

10%

Mid-term Exam

20%

Final Exam

25%

3 Group Projects

45%

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each student must receive a passing grade (>70) on both the homework and the exam portions of their course work. If a student has an overall passing grade for their complete course work and does not have a passing grade for their homework and exam scores, they will not pass the class.

Final letter grades will be based on the following scale, which reflects the percentages as noted above.

Exam / Homework / Projects

Grade

90 - 100

A

87 - 89

B+

84 - 86

B

80 - 83

B-

77 - 79

C+

74 - 76

C

70 - 73

C-

60 - 69

D

BELOW 60

F

Attendance in both the lecture and lab portions of the class is required. Every unexcused absence from a lecture is a reduction in the final class average of 2%. Every unexcused absence from a lab is a reduction of 25% on the student's grade for the associated project report.

Make-Up Work

Due to the nature of the class, make-up work will be very difficult to complete. Should the student think that they should be allowed to make up missed work they must document, in writing, their reason(s) for being allowed to make up the missed work or to have an absence excused. The student will be required to submit documentation for missing the class session and should be ready to provide such evidence at the time the request is made. It will be up to the discretion of the instructors if work may be made up or if the absence is excused.

CIVL 1101 - Civil Imagineering Analysis Homework Format

All assignments are to be submitted on engineering paper. You may use any type of engineering paper as long as it has a background grid. The example page below is for the paper available in the bookstore. If an alternate form of paper is used, the headings at the top of the page should be modified to match the printed partitions; however, the remainder of the instructions apply equally to either form.

Work should be done in pencil, using a lead hardness which produces good contrast to the paper. Figures should be drawn with a straight edge and, if appropriate, a circle template or compass. The layout and appearance of your work should be of professional quality. Work no more than one problem per page. Do not use the back of a page for any reason. All pages should be ordered by page number and stapled. A good guide for this standard is to prepare each assignment as if it were to be kept on file and sent to prospective employers as an example of your work at the University of Memphis.

Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date. Late homework will not be accepted for any reason. To account for a missed assignment, even with a valid excuse, one homework assignment will be dropped for consideration in computing the homework average.

 

Student Accommodations

Students with accessibility issues or learning accommodation issues due to a disability should contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) to submit an official request for course accommodations. Contact DRS at 901.678.2880 or at drs@memphis.edu. (https://www.memphis.edu/drs/index.php)

Academic Integrity

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, are immediately responsible to the instructor of the class and other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed through the regular institutional disciplinary procedures.
(https://www.memphis.edu/osa/students/academic-misconduct.php)

Student Health

Students who have a positive COVID-19 test should contact the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@memphis.edu.

Student Resources

Students who need additional resources can visit the Dean of Students Office website at https://www.memphis.edu/deanofstudents/crisis/index.php.

For courses that may return to face-to-face instruction (fully on-ground or hybrid) if conditions permit:

COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy - Masks and Social Distancing

All students, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks in all public spaces, including our classroom (lab), per the COVID-19 policy. The first time a student enters a classroom without wearing a face covering, the student will be asked to leave the class until they return a covering. Further violations will be referred to the Office of Student Accountability. Students who repeatedly or flagrantly violate these community expectations may be referred for discipline under the Student Code and, if appropriate, immediately removed from campus by the Dean of Students.

Student Health

Students who are experiencing symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or a higher than normal temperature should inform me by email so they can be excused from class and should stay home. Students should contact their health care provider or the Student Health Center at https://www.memphis.edu/health/. Students who have a positive COVID-19 test should contact the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@memphis.edu.

Student Accommodations

Students with accessibility issues or with other learning accommodation needs due to a disability should contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) to submit an official request for course accommodations. Contact DRS at 901.678.2880 or at drs@memphis.edu. (https://www.memphis.edu/drs/index.php)

Student Resources

Students who need additional resources can contact the Dean of Students Office at https://www.memphis.edu/deanofstudents/crisis/index.php

 


This website was originally developed by Charles Camp for CIVL 1101.
This site is Maintained by the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis.
Your comments and questions are welcomed.

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