Course descriptions

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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BCT)

205. Surveying. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 103. Corequisite: BCT 205L. Theory and practice in use of instruments for measuring distances, angles, etc., as applied in architectural and construction projects

205L. Surveying Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 205

235. Building Systems I. 2 hrs. Prerequisites: AEC 132 and AEC 204. Corequisite: BCT 235L. Residential building systems with emphasis on materials integration, methods of construction and constructional detailing

235L. Building Systems I Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite BCT 235

307. Construction Equipment. 3 hrs. Construction equipment selection and utilization for commercial and heavy- highway construction

336. Building Systems II. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 204. Commercial building systems with emphasis on materials integration, methods of construction and building codes

374. Construction Organization. 3 hrs. Analysis of contracting functions and management concepts

392. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Junior standing and approval of faculty adviser

+400. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: senior standing and approval of faculty adviser

445. Soils and Foundations. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 340 or AEC 270. Corequisite: BCT 445L. Theory and application of soil mechanics to foundation design and construction

445L. Soils and Foundations Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 445

446. Hydraulics and Surface Drainage. 2 hrs. Corequisite: BCT 446L. Hydraulic analysis and design of urban, highway, airport, and watershed drainage problems; discussion of overland and drainage channel flows; hydraulics of storm-drain systems and culverts; determination of design flow and runoff from highways, airports, and urban areas; design of drainage gutters, channels, sewer networks and culverts

446L. Hydraulics and Surface Drainage Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 446

455. Estimating II. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 454. Corequisite: BCT 455L. Determination of construction cost, bidding procedures, and analysis of job cost data

455L. Estimating II Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 455

456. Highway Estimating. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BCT 307. Corequisite: BCT 456L. Determination of highway construction costs, bidding procedures, and analysis of job cost data

456L. Highway Estimating Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 456

458. Construction Planning and Scheduling. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BCT 336. Corequisite: BCT 458L. Critical Path Method (CPM) as a project planning, scheduling and monitoring technique

458L. Construction Planning and Scheduling Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 458

476. Construction Labor. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing. A study of construction labor resources, labor history and governmental labor regulations

477. Construction Project Management. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Duties and responsibilities of a construction manager. Services provided by CM firms

478. Applications of Construction Law. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Analysis of construction law. Legal problems, the bidding process, contract performance, the contract

480. Construction Safety. 3 hrs. Development and management of accident prevention programs in construction; OSHA regulations

486. Project Controls. 2 hrs. Prerequisite: BCT 455. Corequisite: BCT 486L. The study of financial and document control of construction projects

486L. Project Controls Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: BCT 486

492. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser

496. Construction Internship. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval of instructor of record

ARCHITECTURE - ENGINEERING - CONSTRUCTION (AEC)

132. Architectural Graphics. 2 hrs. Corequisite: AEC 132L. Introduction to the fundamental principles and techniques used to graphically represent architectural content and ideas

132L. Architectural Graphics Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: AEC 132

204. Building Materials. 2 hrs. Corequisite: AEC 204L. Properties, characteristics, and utilization of materials used in design and construction of projects

204L. Building Materials Laboratory. 1 hr. Corequisite: AEC 204. Study of materials used in buildings through materials research in the library and on the Internet, jobsite visitation, building of mockups related to building materials and building of video library

270. Statics and Strengths of Materials. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 101, MAT 103. Study of 2 dimensional forces, force equilibrium, stresses, strains, beams, and columns.

300. Seminar. 1 hr.

315. Mechanical Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L. Design, installation and performance of mechanical systems (heating, air conditioning, and plumbing) in buildings

316. Electrical Systems. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132/L. Design, installation and performance of electrical systems for residential and commercial buildings

320. Computer-Aided Drafting and Design I. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 132. Commercial CADD systems; hardware and software, graphics programming in two- and three- dimensions

390. Engineering Economics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 136. Aspects of investment analysis relating to equipment justification, retirement and replacement in industry

+400. Senior Project. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Senior standing and approval of faculty adviser. Student required to select performance problem and develop and evaluate training intervention which addresses the problem or need

432. Environmental Management Systems-ISO 14000 in Industry. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: ESC 301. Study of Environmental Management Systems, codes, standards and development of a draft ISO 14000 Environmental Management System

433. Fire Safety. 3 hrs. Codes and technology used in fire prevention, detection, protection and suppression

434. Ergonomics. 3 hrs. Standards, statutes and technology used in ergonomic analysis of worksites; prevention and control of ergonomic risk conditions

444. Structural Design. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: AEC 340 or AEC 270. Design of structural members and building structures using steel, wood and concrete

454. Estimating I. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: BCT 336. Corequisite: AEC 454L. Material quantity survey techniques used in estimating costs of construction projects

492. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. Topics in Engineering Technology I

493. Special Problems. 1-3 hrs. Topics in Engineering Technology II

496. Industrial Internship. 1-6 hrs. A minimum of 400 total hours of internship under the direct supervision of industrial professionals in collaboration with Southern Miss faculty


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)