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Summer Course Offerings

The Civil Engineering Department is now offering online courses during Summer Sessions I, II, and Summer Long. Students from universities other than Clemson can also take online classes as transient students and transfer the credits to their home institution.
Transient students can download our Getting Started Packet for information on registration and payment information. Please view the University's Academic Integrity Statement.

The following civil engineering courses are tentative for Summer 2022 dependent on enrollment.  Courses will be confirmed at a later date based on the number of enrollees. All courses are administered through CANVAS.


2022 On-Line Summer Sessions

Summer 1 May 17- June 24

CE 2010 Statics 3 (3) — Forces and force systems and their external effect on bodies, principally the condition of equilibrium. The techniques of vector mathematics are employed, and the rigor of physical analysis is emphasized. Preq: PHYS 1220 with a C or above; 
Preq or concurrent enrollment: ENGR 1070 and MATH 2060. 

CE 2080 Dynamics 2 (2)  — Study of kinetics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, work, and energy, impact, and momentum. Preq: CE 2010 and ENGR 1090, each with a C or better, and MATH 2060. (Calculus 3) 

CE 2060 Structural Mechanics 4 (3) — Builds on statics to develop relationships between external loads on structural elements of civil engineering interest and the resulting internal loads and deformations. Students are exposed to the development of stress and deformation formulas and the identification and use of significant mechanical properties of civil engineering materials. Preq: CE 2010 and MATH 2060, each with a C or better; and either ENGR 1090 or ENGR 1410. Coreq: CE 2060. More information soon.

CE 3210 Geotechnical Engineering—Mechanical and physical properties of soils and their relation to soil action in problems of engineering, such as classification, permeability, shearing strength, and consolidation: design of embankments and retaining walls with geotextiles. Preq: CE 2060 and GEOL 1010 and GEOL 1030, each with a C or better. Coreq: CE 3211. (On-line lecture)

CE 3410 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (CE 3410 with NO lab) Introduction to fluid mechanics, including hydrostatics and fluid flow. Includes principles of mass, momentum, and energy conservation. Other topics include conduit flow, pump systems, and open channel flow. Laboratory experiments familiarize students with laboratory techniques and instrumentation. Preq: CE 2080 with a C or better or EM 2020 with a C or better. 

CE 4210/6210 Geotechnical Engineering Design 3 (3) — Study of the relationship of local geology to soil formations, groundwater, planning of site investigation, sampling procedures, determination of design parameters, foundation design, and settlement analysis. Preq for CE 4210: CE 3210. Preq for CE 6210: CE 3210 or consent of instructor. 

CE 4530/6530 Non Destructive Evaluation 3 (3) — During a non-destructive evaluation, scientists or engineers use a range of techniques to probe the properties of a material or system without causing damage. This course gives an overview of common techniques, including but not limited to liquid penetration, acoustic emission, eddy currents, x-ray, magnetic and ultrasonic testing. In addition, the course provides insight into the limitations of these techniques and identifies how they are currently used by engineers and other professionals in a variety of applications. May also be offered as MSE 4530.

CE 4910 Sustainable Construction Materials  — Definition of Sustainability. Greenhouse Effect and Implications.  Carbon Footprint and Embodied Energy. Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Analysis. Sustainability Rating Systems. Role of Construction Materials in Sustainable Construction Activities.  Developments and Innovation Construction Materials and Technology to Improve Sustainability.  Prereq: CE 3510

Summer 2 June 29 - August 8

CE 2080 Dynamics 2 (2)  — Study of kinetics and kinematics of particles and rigid bodies, work, and energy, impact, and momentum. Preq: CE 2010 and ENGR 1090, each with a C or better, and MATH 2060. (Calculus 3) 

CE 3010 Structural Analysis 3 (3) — Calculation of design loads and load paths for buildings and other structures. Use of classical analysis techniques to determine support reactions, internal member forces, and structural displacements of statically determinate and indeterminate structural systems. Preq: CE 2060 with a C or better.  

CE 3110 Transportation Engineering Planning and Design — Covers planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities, including highways and airports. Includes economic, safety, and environmental considerations. Public transit systems are covered. Preq: CE 2550 with a C or better. Preq or concurrent enrollment: MATH 3020.

CE 3420 Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology 3 (3)  Study of the hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, and runoff. Includes hydrograph analysis, gradually varied flow in open channel flow, design of stable channels, flood routing, groundwater hydraulics, flood frequency analysis, and hydrologic design. Preq: CE 3410 with a C or better. 

CE 4060 Structural Steel 3 (3) — Introduction to the design of structural elements found in steel buildings, in particular the design of steel tension members, beams, columns, beam-columns, and connections. Emphasizes the AISC-LRFD Specifications for steel design, though reference is made to the ASD Specification with comparisons made where appropriate. Preq: CE 3010 with a C or better. 

Full Summer

CE 4210 Geotechnical Engineering Design Study of the relationship of local geology to soil formations, groundwater, planning of site investigation, sampling procedures, determination of design parameters, foundation design, and settlement analysis. Preq: CE 3210 with a C or better. This 4000-level course has a 6000-level counterpart. Students should refer to the Graduate Catalog for the 6000-level description and requirements.

 Prerequisites, Corequisites and Concurrent Enrollment course descriptions can be found in the Clemson Academic Catalog.  
Course syllabi can be found in the on-line Repository.

Not a Clemson Student? 
Undergraduate Students from other institutions who wish to enroll in courses during the summer only are considered transient students. Visit our "
Registrar's" page for specific information regarding registration for summer classes.