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Summer Online Courses

Online courses in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are structured to give students the same high-quality learning available in the classroom. All of our online courses:

  • Give students the flexibility to combine online and on-campus learning to best fit their scholastic needs
  • Utilize modern technology and educational methods
  • Integrate real-world, project-based learning taught by first-rate faculty working at the top of their fields

Students must have access to the Penn State online course management system and be able to complete other electronic tasks as determined by the course.

Available Courses

There are currently three online courses available to students during the summer 2018 semester:

C E 340 – Structural Analysis

This is a 3-credit first course in the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate civil structures, including trusses, beams, and frames. Computation of support reactions, internal member forces, and deflections; energy methods; influence lines; and introduction to matrix analysis. Instruction consists of textbook reading assignments, video lectures, and pencast examples. Weekly homework sets are to be completed and submitted electronically for evaluation. A scheduled mid-term and a final exam are administered by a proctor at your location. The course begins June 27 and concludes on August 8. For more information, contact J.A. Laman at jlaman@engr.psu.edu.

C E 341 – Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

This is a 3-credit course covering topics related to the principles of reinforced concrete mechanics, and behavior and design of reinforced concrete members subjected to different types of load with emphasis on ultimate-strength methods and ACI318-14. Topics include: analysis and design of singly-reinforced beams, doubly-reinforced beams, T beams, continuous beams, one way slabs, and reinforced concrete columns. Instruction consists of textbook reading and lecture notes, video lectures, and pencast examples. Weekly homework sets are to be completed and submitted electronically for evaluation. A scheduled mid-term and a final exam are administered by a proctor at your location. The course begins May 14 and concludes June 22. For more information, contact Hassan El-Chabib at helchabib@engr.psu.edu.

C E 360 – Fluid Mechanics 

The is a 3-credit course with the objective of providing students with the fundamental physical and analytical principles of fluid mechanics through the understanding of the: conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the conservation of momentum equations. The student will demonstrate the understanding of these fundamentals by solving problems dealing with: fluid properties, fluid statics, pressure on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy and floatation, kinematics, systems, control volumes, conservation principles, ideal imcompressible flow, impulse-momentum, and flow of a real fluid. The course begins May 14 and concludes August 8. For more information, contact Norman Folmar at ndf100@psu.edu

Registration

To register for any of these courses, Penn State students should use LionPATH. Non-Penn State students should contact the Engineering Continuing and Distance Education Office at 814-865-7643 or cde@engr.psu.edu.

 
 

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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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University Park, PA 16802-1408

Phone: 814-863-3084