Department of Civil Engineering

Professor John Borrelli, Interim Chairperson.

Horn Professor Mehta; Professors Fedler, Gregory, Kiesling, McDonald, Norville, Smith, Sweazy, Urban, and Vallabhan; Associate Professors Jayawickrama, Rainwater, Ramsey, and Vann; Assistant Professors Mollhagen, Sarkar, and Thompson; Emeritus Faculty: Dvoracek and Keho.

This department supervises the following degree programs: CIVIL ENGINEERING, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Environmental Technology Management, and Doctor of Philosophy. The undergraduate requirements for the B.S. in Civil Engineering degree and the requirements for the Master of Environmental Engineering degree are given in the accompanying curriculum tables.

The objective of civil engineering education is to prepare graduates who are sensitive and alert to the needs of society, who have developed a professional engineering outlook, and who are equipped with the technical competence and creativeness to improve the quality of life for all within their spheres of influence. A student graduating with a degree in civil engineering will possess competence in several areas of the broad field of civil engineering. Master of Environmental Engineering degree offers an alternative to the traditional BSCE and MSCE degree path to becoming a civil engineer specializing in environmental engineering.

The Civil Engineering Department supports the concept of the Dynamic Enrollment Management Plan and has adopted the following version of it. Prior to the third year of the curriculum shown below and before enrolling in subsequent civil engineering courses, each student must file an application for admission to the civil engineering degree program by submitting a degree plan. To gain admission to the degree program and to obtain approval of the degree plan, the student must maintain a grade-point average of 2.00 or better in required courses, counting all attempts, in each of the following subject areas: mathematics, basic sciences, humanities-social studies, and engineering sciences. To graduate, the student must maintain the above standards in subsequent courses, complete the specified minimum number of hours in each of these subject areas, and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.00. Changes in the degree plan or exceptions to the above conditions require written approval of the chairperson of the Department of Civil Engineering. Forms and information pertaining to departmental regulations are available in the Department of Civil Engineering office.

Students interested in obtaining both the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and the Master of Architecture degrees should refer to the dual-degree curriculum listed in the College of Architecture section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR*
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calc. I 3 MATH 1352, Calc. II3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric3 CE 2101, Construction Matls.1
CE 1205, Engr. Anal. I2 CE 1130, Civil Engr. Seminar I1
CE 1130, Civil Engr. Seminar I1 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric3
EGR 1306, Engr. Graphics3 CTEC 2301, Surveying3
CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I3 U.S. History 3
CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab.)1 CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II3
16 CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab.)1
18
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calc. III3 MATH 3350, Math. for Engrs. I3
PHYS 1308, Prin. of Phys. I3 CE 3210, Proc. Prob. Anal. II2
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)1 CE 3303, Mech. of Solids3
CE 2210, Proc. Prob. Anal. I2 CE 3305, Mech. of Fluids3
CE 2301, Statics 3 POLS 2302, Amer. Pub. Pol.3
U.S. History 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. of Phys. II3
POLS 1301, Amer. Govt., Org.3 PHYS 1106, Prin. of Phys. II (Lab.)1
18 18
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
CE 3440, Struc. Anal. I4 CE 3372, Water Sys. Des.3
CE 3354, Intro. to Hydrology3 CE 3341, Prin. of Struc. Des.3
CE 3301, Envir. Engr. I3 CE 3321, Intro. to Geotech. Engr.3
CE 3171, Envir. Engr. Lab.1 CE 3121, Geotech. Engr. Lab.1
CE 3130, Civil Engr. Seminar II1 CE 3302, Dynamics 3
CE 3105, Mech. of Fluids Lab.1 EE 2304, Elec. Sys. Anal.3
CE 3103, Mech. of Solids Lab.1 16
ENGL 3365, Prof. Report Writing3
17
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
CE 4343, Des. Concr. Struct.3 CE 4330, Des. Engr. Sys.3
CE 4292, Engr. Ethics & Prof.2 CE 4361, Transport. Engr.3
IE 3301, Engr. Eco. Anal.3 CE 4293, Engr. Law 2
ME 3321, Thermodynamics3 ++Elective (prof. dev.)3
+Elective (humanity) 3 +Elective (humanity) 3
++Elective (design) 3 ++Elective (design) 3
17 17

Minimum hours required for graduation, exclusive of Health and Physical Fitness--137.

MATH 1551 and 1552 may be taken in lieu of MATH 1350, 1351, and 1352 with prior departmental approval.

*See Alternate Freshman Year.

One spring semester and one fall semester of CE 1130 are required for graduation.

See General Education Requirements section in this catalog.

+Select from Category D, General Education Requirements.

++Electives should be selected to fulfill the General Education Requirements and as follows:

Designchoose from CE 4302, 4321, 4342, 4353, .

Professional Development­choose from MGT 3370, 3373, 3374, 3376, HDFS 2320, COMS 2300, 3308, CTEC 4341, 4342, or others approved by the department.

Oral Communicationchoose 3 hours from MGT 3373, COMS 2300, and 3308 to meet General Education Requirements.

Master of Environmental Engineering

The traditional path to becoming an environmental engineer involves completing the B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. (with environmental engineering specialization) degrees or B.S.Ch.E. and M.S.Ch.E. degrees. Although the traditional path produces graduates in high demand by employers, certain parts of the environmental engineering spectrum demand graduates with a more specialized degree program. The Master of Environmental Engineering (M.Env.E.) degree program provides a response to the need for a specialized or a "professional" degree program. The M.Env.E. program is a 5-year "freshman-to-master's degree" program. The B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. (environmental specialization) degree programs and the M.Env.E. programs require approximately the same number of credit hours and require many of the same courses, however, the M.Env.E. program provides graduates with a more concentrated preparation in biology, chemistry, and environmental engineering. Students choosing the M.Env.E. degree program are considered to be B.S.C.E. majors until formally admitted to the M.Env.E. program at the end of the second curriculum year. Students admitted to the M.Env.E. program must take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and meet the University's graduate school admittance requirements before starting their 8th curriculum semester; students who meet the graduate school admittance requirements are admitted to the Graduate School upon completion of the 7th curriculum semester.

Master of Environmental Engineering Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 1351, Calc. I 3 MATH 1352, Calc. II 3
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric3 ENGL 1302, Ess. of Coll. Rhet.3
CE 1205, Engr. Anal. I2 CE 1130, Civil Engr. Seminar I1
CE 1130, Civil Engr. Seminar I1 Life or Earth Science elective4
Life or Earth Science elective4 ENVE 1301, Env. Systems I3
CHEM 1307, Prin. of Chem. I3 CHEM 1308, Prin. of Chem. II3
CHEM 1107, Prin. of Chem. I (Lab.)1 CHEM 1108, Prin. of Chem. II (Lab.)1
17 18
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
MATH 2350, Calc. III3 Ch E 3321, Eng. Thermodyn.3
PHYS 1308, Prin. of Phys. I3 CE 2210, Proc. Prob. Anal. I2
PHYS 1105, Prin. of Phys. I (Lab.)1 CE 3303, Mech. of Solids3
ENVE 2401, Unit Op and Processes4 CE 3305, Mech. of Fluids3
CE 2301, Statics 3 PHYS 2301, Prin. of Phys. II3
HIST 2300, Hist of U. S. to 18773 PHYS 1106, Prin. of Phys. II (Lab.)1
17 15
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
ENVE 3301, Water Qual Eng. I3 BIOL 3309, Popu, Comm., and Ecosys.3
ENVE 3203, Env, Meas.2 MATH 3350, Math for Engrs. I3
ENVE 3404, Design of Env. Str.4 POLS 1301, Am. Govt. Org.3
CHEM 3305, Organic Chem.3 CHEM 3306, Organic Chem.3
CE 3321, Intro. Geotech Eng.3 ENVE 4302, Water Qual. Eng. II3
CE 3210, Proc. of Prob. Anal. II2 C E 3354, Intro to Hydrology3
17 18
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
CE 4363, Groundwater Hydro.3 Individual or Group Behavior Elec.3
CE 3372, Water Sys. Design3 ++Humanities Elective3
CE 3130, Civil Eng. Sem. II1 ENVE 4311, Env. Sys. Models3
POLS 2302, Am. Pub. Pol.3 **Technical Elective 3
+Humanities Elective 3 *C E 5393, Unit Processes Lab3
HIST 2301, Hist. of U. S. since 18773 C E 4292, Eng. Ethics and Prof.2
C E 3105, Mech. Fluids Lab1 17
17
FIFTH YEAR
Fall Spring
*C E 5396, Env. Impact Anal3 *ENVE 5303, Des. of Air Pol. Ctr. Sys.3
*CE 5395, Solid and Haz. Waste3 *ENVE 5304, Envir. Law and Pol.3
*ENVE 5305, Env. Sys. Des. I3 *ENVE 5306, Env. Sys. Des. II3
*Ch E 5360, Adv. Ind. Waste Trt.3 *CE 5364, Groundwater Transp.3
*ENVE 5302, Envir. Hygie. Engr. Cont.3 **Technical Elective 6
C E 5101, C E Grad Seminar1 15
16

Minimum hours required for graduation--167.

*Graduate course (course descriptions listed in Graduate Catalog).

**Choose technical electives from the following: CHE 5361, Biochemical Engineering; CHE 5362, Transport and Reaction Phenomena in Biological Systems; CE 5398, Risk Management and Public Policy; CE 5360, Open Channel Hydraulics, CE 5327, Geotech. Prac. for Waste Disposal; PHY 6304, Health Effects for Environmental Pollutants; PVM 6303, Principles of Epidemiology.

Life and Earth Sciencechoose 2 from BIOL 1401, 1402, and/or GEOL 1303, 1101.

+Select from Category D, General Education Requirements.

One spring semester and one fall semester of CE 1130 are required for graduation.

See General Education Requirements, Category C.

Note 1. Formal admittance to M.Env.E. program occurs only after all courses in the first four curriculum semesters have been completed.

Note 2. Student must be admitted to the graduate school before enrolling in graduate courses.

Courses in Civil Engineering. (CE)

1130. Civil Engineering Seminar I (1:0:2). Introduction of first-year and transfer civil engineering students to the subdisciplines of practice in civil engineering. Must be taken once in fall semester and once in spring semester to meet graduation requirements.

1305. Engineering Analysis I (3:3:0). Prerequisite: C E 1130 or equivalent. Corequisite: MATH 1351. Formulating development and presentation of solutions to typical engineering problems, with an introduction to numerical analysis and various computer techniques.

2101. Construction Materials Laboratory (1:0:3). Corequisite: CE 1205. Laboratory determination of engineering properties of construction materials including steel, concrete, aluminum, wood, and masonry.

2210. Procedures of Problem Analysis I (2:2:0). Prerequisite: CE 1205; corequisite: MATH 1352. Application of selected problem solving techniques to civil engineering problems.

2301. Statics (3:3:0). Corequisite: MATH 1352, PHYS 1308, 1105. Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia. [ENGR 2301]

3103. Mechanics of Solids Laboratory (1:0:3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Laboratory testing and demonstration of mechanical properties of solid materials.

3105. Mechanics of Fluids Laboratory (1:0:3). Prerequisite: CE 3305. Experimental studies of fluid behavior.

3121. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1:0:3). Prerequisite: CE 3321. Laboratory determination and engineering evaluation of the physical properties of soils.

3130. Civil Engineering Seminar II (1:0:2). Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study of concepts of professionalism, engineering practice, leadership, and effectiveness of oral and written communications.

3171. Environmental Engineering Laboratory I (1:0:3). Corequisite: CE 3309. Performance of standard analytical methods used to measure water and wastewater quality. Evaluation of limits to data produced by standard methods.

3210. Procedures of Problem Analysis II (2:2:0). Corequisite: CE 2210. Application of selected basic and advanced problem solving techniques.

3302. Dynamics (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2301; corequisite: MATH 2350. A study of motions of particles and rigid bodies. [ENGR 2302]

3303. Mechanics of Solids (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2301. Theory of stress and strain in elastic and inelastic bodies subject to various conditions of loading. [ENGR 2332]

3305. Mechanics of Fluids (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2301. Hydrostatics; dynamics of viscous and nonviscous fluids; resistance to flow; flow in pipes and open channels.

3309. Environmental Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308 and CE 3305. Corequisite: C E 3171. Water and wastewater characteristics and design of systems used for water and wastewater treatment management and treatment of solid and hazardous waste and air pollution.

3321. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Physical properties of soils; theories of soil strength, consolidation, and settlement; soil stabilization; slope stability analysis; selected design topics.

3341. Principles of Structural Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3440. Fundamental principles of structural design with consideration for the selection of materials and systems.

3354. Engineering Hydrology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3305. Analysis and design methods related to the occurrence and distribution of surface and groundwater; precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and frequency analysis.

3372. Water Systems Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3305, 3354; corequisite: CE 3105. Hydraulic analysis and design of municipal water distribution, stormwater collection, and wastewater collection systems.

3380. Structural Mechanics I (3:3:0). Prerequisite: MATH 1321. Statics for students of architecture: history, urban, or design option.

3381. Structural Mechanics II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3380. Mechanics of solids for students of architecture: history, urban, or design option.

3440. Structural Analysis I (4:3:3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Introduction to the analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures.

4000. Special Studies in Civil Engineering (V1-6). Individual studies in civil engineering areas of special interest.

4292. Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (2:2:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing or approval of department chairperson. Principles and practice of engineering ethics and professionalism. [ENGR 4092]

4293. Engineering Law (2:2:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering or consent of department chairperson. Engineering law as it relates to professional and industrial problems; legal aspects of contracts, specifications, and liabilities.

4309. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design (3:2:3). Prerequisite: C E 3309. Advanced topics in design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Reliability, operational efficiency, and cost effectiveness of system components are examined.

4321. Geotechnical Engineering Design (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3321. Design principles and applications involving site investigation, soil improvement, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, lateral earth pressure, spread footings, pier and pile foundations, retaining walls.

4330. Design of Engineering Systems (3:2:3). Prerequisite: Senior standing, and either CE 4342 or CE 4343 or corequisite CE 4353 or 4309 and consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary approach to the design of complex engineering systems; should be taken during last semester of undergraduate program.

4331. Special Problems in Civil Engineering (3). Individual studies in advanced engineering areas of special interest. May be repeated for credit.

4333. Special Problems in Water Resources (3). Individual studies in water resources. May be repeated for credit.

4340. Structural Analysis II (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3440 and 2210 or equivalent. The analysis of structures by classical and matrix methods.

4342. Design of Steel Structures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2101 and 3341. A course in structural steel design. Includes principles of elastic and LFRD methods.

4343. Design of Concrete Structures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 2101 and 3341. A course in reinforced concrete design, including design of floor and footing systems and earth retaining structures.

4353. Design of Hydraulic Systems (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3305. Design of open channel and pressure conveyance systems for water; includes introduction to use of HEC-2.

4361. Transportation Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CTEC 2301; corequisite: CE 3321, and senior standing or approval of instructor. Comparison of various modes of transportation, basic design and analysis concepts involved in highway, airport, railroad, and waterborne modes; highway design; geometrics; intersection design; pavement design.

4363. Groundwater Hydrology (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3354 or consent of instructor. Groundwater flow; well hydraulics, development, and management of groundwater resources; water quality; mathematical modeling with available software. Introduction to design of wells and well fields.

4385. Structures (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CE 3381. Studies of steel, reinforced concrete, and timber structures for students of architecture: history, urban, or design option.

Courses in Environmental Engineering. (ENVE)

1301. Introduction to Environmental Systems (3:2:3). Corequisite: CE 1205. Introduces environmental problem analysis techniques; philosophies of water minimization; waste recovery, recycling, treatment or disposal; identification and determination of materials and energy flows, natural and man-made systems.

2401. Unit Operations and Processes (4:3:3). Introduction to principles of operation and analysis procedures for sizing and applying unit operations and unit processes used in solving environmental problems associated with the management of water quality, air pollution, and hazardous and solid wastes.

3203. Environmental Measurements (2:1:3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308 and 1108. Laboratory methods using appropriate quality assurance procedures to characterize environmental parameters important in air pollution control, water and waste water quality, and solid and hazardous waste management.

3309. Environmental Engineering (3:3:0). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308 and CE 3305. Corequisite: ENVE 3203. Water and wastewater characteristics and design of systems used for water and wastewater treatment management and treatment of solid and hazardous waste and air pollution.

3404. Design of Environmental Structures (4:3:3). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Corequisite: CE 3321. Procedures used in structural analysis and geotechnical considerations for foundation design in difficult soil conditions; elementary principles for the design of concrete floors, walls, and foundations.

4309. Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Design (3:2:3). Prerequisite: ENVE 3309 and 3203. Advanced topics in design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Reliability, operational efficiency, and cost effectiveness of system components are examined.

4311. Environmental Systems Models (3:2:3). Prerequisite: MATH 3350. Various computer models used in the analysis and solution for environmental engineering problems in air, water, and solid and hazardous wastes will be introduced and employed.


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