Civil Engineering (CE)


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1130. Civil Engineering Seminar I (1). Introduction to the practice of civil engineering. Fulfills core Technology and Applied Science requirement.



2101. Construction Materials Laboratory (1). Laboratory determination and interpretation of engineering properties of construction materials including steel, concrete, aluminum, wood, and masonry.

2301. [ENGR 2301, ENGR 2401] Statics (3). Prerequisites: MATH 1352, PHYS 1408 (may be taken concurrently). Equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia.



3103. Mechanics of Solids Laboratory (1). Prerequisite: CE 3303. Laboratory measurements and observation of behavior of solid materials.

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

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

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

3302. Dynamics (3). Prerequisites: MATH 2450 (may be taken concurrently) and either CE 2301 or ME 2301. A study of motions of particles and rigid bodies.

3303. Mechanics of Solids (3). Prerequisite: CE 2301 or ME 2301. Theory of stress and strain in elastic and inelastic bodies subject to various conditions of loading.

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

3309. Environmental Engineering (3). Prerequisite: CHEM 1308 and CE 3305. Corequisite: CE 3171. Water and wastewater characteristics and system design for water and wastewater treatment. Introduction of techniques of solid hazardous waste management and air pollution control.

3321. Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (3). 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). Prerequisite: CE 3440. Fundamental principles of structural design with consideration for the selection of materials and systems. Team approach to design; oral and written presentations. (Writing Intensive)

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

3372. Water Systems Design (3). Prerequisite: CE 3305, 3354. Hydraulic analysis and design of municipal water distribution, stormwater collection, and wastewater collection systems. Oral and written presentations. (Writing Intensive)

3440. Structural Analysis I (4). 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. May be repeated for credit.

4101. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review (1). Prerequisite: CE 4200 and consent of instructor. Review for NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.

4200. Professional Engineering Practice Issues (2). Prerequisite: Must be within two long semesters of graduation. Review engineering courses in preparation for NCEES FE exam. A study of engineering bodies of knowledge. May be repeated.

4315. Experimental Techniques in Fluid Dynamics (3). Experimental techniques for fluid dynamics, including flow visualization, fluid characterization, image processing and analysis. Analytical modeling and statistical treatment of experimental data. Significant laboratory component.

4321. Geotechnical Engineering Design (3). Prerequisite: CE 3321. Design and construction of foundation systems, geotechnical site investigation, bearing capacity and settlement analysis for shallow foundations, types of deep foundations, axial load capacity of driven piles, drilled shafts, and auger-cast piles, group behavior of piles. (Writing Intensive)

4330. Design of Engineering Systems (3). Prerequisite: Senior standing, and either CE 4342 or CE 4343 or corequisite CE 4353 or ENVE 4399 and consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary team approach to the design of complex engineering systems; should be taken during last semester of undergraduate program. Oral and written presentations. (Writing Intensive)

4331. Special Problems in Civil Engineering (3). Individual studies in civil engineering. 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). Prerequisite: CE 3440 or consent of instructor. Analysis of structures by matrix methods.

4342. Design of Steel Structures (3). Prerequisite: CE 2101 and 3341. A course in design of structural steel systems by the LFRD method.

4343. Design of Concrete Structures (3). Prerequisite: CE 2101 and 3341. A course in design of reinforced concrete systems by strength design methods.

4351. Pavement Materials and Design (3). Prerequisite: CE 2101, 3303, 3321. Pavement system, material properties and selection, analysis of layered structures, pavement design, life-cycle cost, pavement performance evaluation, management of pavement systems. S.

4353. Design of Hydraulic Systems (3). Prerequisite: CE 3305 and 3354. Design of open channel and closed conduit conveyance systems for water; includes introduction to HEC-RAS.

4361. Transportation Engineering (3). Corequisitse: CE 3321, I E 3341 or MATH 3342, and senior standing or approval of instructor. Transportation modes; railway and airport runway design; basic design and analysis concepts of highway systems' transportation planning; traffic engineering; intersection control' geometrics; pavement engineering.

4363. Groundwater Hydrology (3). 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.

4371. Geometric Design of Highways (3). Prerequisite: CE 4361 or consent of instructor. Study of geometric design of highways and streets, sign and marking of roadways, and application of computer software in highway design.

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5102. Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar (1). Exposes students to current state-of-practice and state-of-art research in environmental engineering through student presentations, internal faculty and non-faculty speaker presentations, and outside speaker presentations. May be repeated once for credit.

5185. Microbial Applications in Environmental Engineering Lab (1). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Determine concentration of coliforms, nutrients, and organic pollutants in water. Analyze water quality data.

5191. Advanced Water Treatment Lab (1). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Design and conduct flocculation, coagulant dose, sedimentation, and disinfection studies and assess impact on water quality.

5310. Numerical Methods in Engineering (3). Prerequisite: MATH 3350 or consent of instructor. Numerical techniques for the formulation and solution of discrete and continuous systems of equilibrium, eigenvalue and propagation problems.

5311. Advanced Mechanics of Solids (3). Stress and strain at a point; theories of failure; unsymmetrical bending; curved flexural members; beams on continuous support; experimental and energy methods.

5313. Theory of Elastic Stability (3). Theory of the conditions governing the stability of structural members and determination of critical loads for various types of members and structural systems.

5314. Theory of Plates and Shells (3). Stress analysis of plates and shells of various shapes; small and large deflection theory of plates; membrane analysis of shells; general theory of shells.

5318. Finite Element Methods in Continuum Mechanics (3). Prerequisite: CE 5310 and 5311 or consent of instructor. Theory of the finite element method-constant strain elements; plane stress or strain for axisymmetric problems; application to plates and shells, torsion, heat transfer and seepage problems.

5321. Advanced Soil Engineering I (3). Prerequisite: CE 3321 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Introduction to physio-chemical properties of soils; soil structure; soil classification; permeability; principle of effective stress; stress-deformation; stress paths and strength characteristics; partly saturated soils; advanced consolidation theory; secondary consolidation; field instrumentation.

5322. Geotechnical Site Characterization (3). Prerequisite: CE 3321 or equivalent. Modern methods for subsurface site characterization, investigation design, soil strength, groundwater monitoring, data presentation, risk/uncertainty issues.

5323. Advanced Foundation Engineering (3). Prerequisite: Computer programming skills and consent of instructor. Advanced foundation engineering theory and practice, bearing capacity, settlement analysis, piles and pile groups, drilled piers, wave equation analysis.

5324. Geotechnical Practice for Expansive Soils (3). Prerequisite: CE 3321 or equivalent. Expansive soil characterization, shrink/swell movement prediction methods, design applications, including foundations, pavements, and earth structures.

5326. Stability Analysis and Design of Slopes and Embankments (3). Prerequisite: CE 3321 or equivalent. Principles of stability analysis and design as applied to earth dams, embankments, fills, cuts, and natural slopes; short-term and long-term stability; slope remediation.

5328. Design and Analysis of Earth Retaining Structures (3). Prerequisite: CE 3321 or equivalent. Types of earth retaining structures; wall selection; lateral earth pressure theories; design of conventional, MSE, soil nail, tied-back, and drilled shaft walls.

5329. Advanced Design of Bridge Structures (3). Prerequisite: CE 4329 or consent of instructor. Advanced structural design of highway/railway/ guideway bridges using the LRFD design method.

5331. Advanced Work in Specific Fields (3). Nature of course depends on the student's interest and needs. May be repeated for credit.

5333. Advanced Work in Water Resources (3). Individual studies in advanced water resources. May be repeated for credit.

5340. Advanced Structural Analysis I (3). Prerequisite: Proficiency in basic structural analysis techniques and computer programming. Fundamentals and applications of modern methods of structural analyses using computers.

5342. Advanced Design of Steel Structures (3). Prerequisite: CE 4342 or consent of instructor. Advanced design of structures, utilizing LRFD design concepts.

5343. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3). Prerequisite: CE 4343 or consent of instructor. Understanding advanced concrete design concepts and discussion of new concrete material technology.

5344. Design of Steel Structures (3). A course in design of structural steel systems by the LRFD method.

5346. Structural Dynamics I (3). Dynamic response of single and multidegree of freedom systems; modal analysis of lumped and continuous mass systems.

5347. Structural Dynamics II (3). Prerequisite: CE 5346 or consent of instructor. Design consideration for structures subjected to time-varying forces including earthquake, wind, and blast loads.

5348. Wind Engineering (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Understanding the nature of wind related to wind-structure interaction, and wind loads on structures. Design loads for extreme winds, tornadoes, and hurricanes.

5351. Advanced Pavement Materials (3). Materials science, characterization, test methods, mix design, specifications and performance of pavement materials including aggregates, bituminous materials, and portland cement concrete.

5352. Advanced  Pavement Design (3). Analysis and design of flexible and rigid pavements; pavement type selection; loading; failure criteria and reliability; mechanistic pavement design; design exercises using existing methods.

5354. Advanced Concrete Materials (3). Portland cement production, chemistry and hydration, concrete constituents, aggregates, mineral and chemical admixtures, mix design, dimensional stability, early-age and hardened concrete, construction, durability, forensic evaluation.

5355. Advanced Rigid Pavement Design (3). Pavement types, highways, airports, design factors, materials, traffic, analysis of pavement system, drainage, design methods, performance, evaluation, repair, overlay design, mechanistic-empirical design, design project.

5356. Sustainable Material Systems and Engineering Design (3). Engineering design process, infrastructure systems, principles of ecology and sustainability, industrial ecology, design for sustainability, sustainability metrics, material selection, material flow, life-cycle assessment, design project.

5360. Open Channel Hydraulics (3). Channel geometry and parameters. Uniform and varied flow.

5361. Surface Water Hydrology (3). Advanced study of hydrologic cycle: hydrologic abstractions, surface-runoff mechanics, hydrographs, baseflow separation, data analysis, reservoir and channel routing, and an introduction to rainfall-runoff modeling.

5362. Surface Water Modeling (3). Prerequisite: CE 5360 or consent of instructor. Theory and application of one-dimensional hydrodynamics models. Theory and application of watershed models.

5363. Groundwater Hydrology (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Groundwater flow; well hydraulics, development, and management of groundwater resources; water quality; mathematical modeling with available software. Design of wells and well fields.

5364. Groundwater Transport Phenomena (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Study of sources and fates of contamination in groundwater. Mathematical modeling of reactive and nonreactive pollutant movement. Aquifer restoration strategies.

5366. Water Resources Management (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Models and other technical elements of water resources systems in context of the political, social, and other environments in which they exist.

5368. Surface Water Quality Modeling (3). Contaminant transport and fate in surface water. Engineering methods assessing surface water and transport for water and sediment quality. Modeling dissolved oxygen, chemicals, water-borne substances.

5371. Advanced Geometric Design of Highways (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced study of geometric design of highways and streets, signage and marking of roadways. Advanced instruction in the application of computer software in highway design.

5372. Advanced Traffic Engineering I: Highway Capacity Analysis (3). Prerequisite: CE 4361 or consent of instructor. Study of the concepts and methodologies for assessing the capacity and level of service of various surface transportation facilities.

5373. Advanced Traffic Engineering II: Traffic Flow Theory and Control (3). Prerequisite: CE 5372. Fundamentals of macro and microscopic traffic flow characteristics, continuum flow models, control of signalized intersections, and traffic simulation.

5383. Bioremediation of Wastes in Soil Systems (3). Factors impacting microbiological treatment of organic wastes in surface and subsurface soil environments will be examined for implications in system design and operation.

5385. Micro Applications in Environmental Engineering (3). The course presents information regarding bacterial cell structure and microbial genetics: metabolism and the role of microbes in the design of treatment process; and water/wastewater reuse issues.

5391. Advanced Water Treatment (3). Water chemistry and microbiology; design procedures for municipal water treatment; advanced methods for quality control, renovation, and reuse.

5393. Unit Processes Laboratory (3). This course demonstrates fundamental equilibrium, kinetic and transport processes to describe basic environmental systems and processes, including design of an experiment relating to these concepts and analysis of data using appropriate models.

5394. Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment (3). Examination of tertiary systems for municipal wastewater; natural systems (land application, wetlands, and aquaculture) and modular facilities incorporating unit operations, biological, and chemical processes.

5395. Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Treatment and disposal of municipal and industrial solid and hazardous wastes.



6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).

6330. Master's Report (3).



7000. Research (V1-12).



8000. Doctor's Dissertation (V1-12).

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