Civil Engineering (CE)
CE 101. Introduction to Civil Engineering. 1 Credit.
Course will be a series of lectures, discussions and group projects, concerning the practice of civil engineering and sustainable design. Topics include scope of civil engineering practice, professional ethics, professional practice issues, sustainable engineering design concepts, communication skills, project management and team-working, literature searches and information gathering, and career planning. Exposure to Grand Challenges. Prerequisite: CE major or department permission. S/U grading. F.
CE 102. Professional Assessment and Evaluation. 1 Credit.
This course is designed for students with industrial experience. Students complete a portfolio documenting educational and work experiences for evaluation, and individualized curriculum plans are developed. Based on the assessment and evaluation, some civil engineering requirements may be waived. Prerequisites: Work experience and/or technical school training plus completion of CHEM 121, CHEM 121L, PHYS 251, and MATH 265. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
CE 103. Graphical Communication. 3 Credits.
Development of visualization, technical communication, and documentation skills. The course covers 3D AutoCAD geometric modeling using current methods and techniques commonly found in the industry and Civil 3D land systems design program. Fundamentals of land surface modeling and current surveying techniques will be taught in a combined lecture-laboratory format. On-campus students have access to necessary software programs through the CEM computer system. DEDP students are required to download a free computer aided design software version from AUTODESK to their personal computer. Prerequisites: CE major and CE 101 or permission of department.
CE 301. Civil Engineering Laboratory I. 2 Credits.
Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; determing the properties of coarse and fine aggregates, concrete, asphalt, steel, and wood; and determining the properties of soil in terms of moisture content, specific gravity, grain size distribution, index properties, moisture-density relationships, and permeability. Students perform lab work in teams and write reports as a group and/or individually. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR 203, and ENGL 110. Corequisites: MATH 321 and CE 412. F,SS.
CE 302. Civil Engineering Laboratory II. 2 Credits.
Course involves lab experiences dealing with design of experiments; fluid properties, flow measurements, open channel flow, pipe flow, and hydraulic machinery; and water and wastewater treatment topics such as BOD, total and suspended solids, water hardness, chlorination, alkalinity, coagulation, and jar testing. Students perform lab work in teams and communicate results in written reports and one oral presentation. Prerequisites: CE major, ENGR 203, and ENGL 110. Corequisites: MATH 321, CE 431, and CE 423. S,SS.
CE 306. Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credits.
Fluid properties; fluid statics and dynamics; transport theory and transport analogies, conservation of mass, energy, and momentum; dimensional analysis; boundary layer concepts; pipe flows; compressible flow; open channel flow. Prerequisites: PHYS 251 and MATH 265. F,S.
CE 313. General Surveying. 2 Credits.
Measurements of distances and angles, EDM, satellite and inertial systems, triangulation, differential leveling, horizontal curves, vertical curves, traverse surveys, U.S. public land surveys, earthwork, boundary surveys and construction surveys. Basic knowledge of geometry and trigonometry required. Prerequisites: MATH 165 and CE 101 or permission of the department. Corequisite: On campus students must take CE 313L along with this class. F.
CE 313L. General Surveying Laboratory. 1 Credit.
Course will involve laboratory assignments dealing with measurements of distances and angles; use of EDM, GPS, and automatic levels; traversing; leveling; horizontal curves; vertical curves; and topographic survey. Offered in Summer for DEDP students. Prerequisite: DEDP students must have completed CE 313. Corequisite: On-campus students must be enrolled in CE 313. F.
CE 351. Structural Mechanics. 4 Credits.
Reactions, shear and bending moment, plane and space trusses, influence lines, deflections, virtual work, energy methods, approximate analysis, consistent deformations method, slope deflection and moment distribution methods, introduction to matrix methods. Use of computer for analysis. Prerequisite: ENGR 203. F.
CE 397. Cooperative Education. 1-8 Credits.
A practical work experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department and employer. Repeatable to 24 credits. Prerequisite: Admission to the civil engineering program or consent of advisor. Repeatable to 24 credits. F,S,SS.
CE 412. Soil Mechanics. 3 Credits.
Course topics include principles of soil mechanics including weight-volume relationships, classification, compaction, effective stress, permeability and seepage, consolidation, shear strength, site exploration, introduction to lateral earth pressure, and slope stability. Prerequisite: ENGR 203. F.
CE 414. Foundation Engineering. 3 Credits.
Soil improvements and ground modifications, soil exploration and sampling, bearing capacity, spread footings, mat foundations, settlement analysis, drilled shaft and pile foundations, foundations on difficult soil. Prerequisite: CE 412. S.
CE 416. Transportation Engineering. 3 Credits.
Introduction to highway engineering, traffic analysis, and transportation systems; road vehicle performance; highway, vehicle, and driver characteristics; highway capacity and level of service analysis; level of service analysis for signalized intersections; principles of traffic flow; geometric design of highways; pavement design and drainage; highway safety and transportation planning; and group design project. Prerequisite: CE 412. S.
CE 421. Hydrology. 3 Credits.
Course topics include measurement, interpretation, analysis and application of hydrologic data; precipitation, evaporation and transpiration; runoff hydrographs; routing methods; groundwater; and snow hydrology. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE 306. F.
CE 423. Hydraulic Engineering. 3 Credits.
Fluid statics and dynamics; open channel flow; transitions and controls; hydraulic structures; hydraulic machinery; hydraulic power conversion; and hydraulic modeling. Prerequisite: CE 306. S.
CE 431. Environmental Engineering I. 3 Credits.
Environmental quality, water quality modeling, water & wastewater treatment systems, sludge processing, solid wastes, hazardous wastes, environmental law. Prerequisite: CE 306. S.
CE 432. Environmental Engineering II. 3 Credits.
Water distribution networks, mass curve analysis, wastewater collection systems, pumping systems for water and wastewater, system design project, computer-assisted design, confined spaces. Prerequisite: CE 306. F.
CE 434. Environmental Engineering Laboratory. 4 Credits.
Physical, chemical and biological methods used in environmental engineering, water chemistry, instrumental methods, lab tours. On demand.
CE 435. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.
Regulations, generation, storage, transportation, disposal, classification, fate and transport of contaminants, environmental audits, pollution prevention and management facilities, remediation alternatives, physical-chemical treatment, bioremediation, stabilization/solidification, thermal processes. Prerequisites: CE 306 and CHEM 121. S.
CE 444. Contracts and Specifications. 3 Credits.
Engineering contracts and specification essentials, legal aspects of engineering practice and employment; professional practice issues; procurement of work; governmental regulation. S.
CE 451. Steel Design. 3 Credits.
Selection of sections, bolted and welded connections, trusses, bearings, lightgage structural members, fatigue of structural members and introduction to plastic design. Prerequisite: CE 351. S.
CE 453. Reinforced Concrete. 3 Credits.
Material properties of reinforced concrete ingredients; mix design of ordinary and high performance concrete; loads and load factors; introduction to the working stress method in reinforced concrete; analysis and strength design of reinforced concrete beams in bending, shear, and development length; design of one way slabs; serviceability requirements for deflection and cracking; axially and eccentrically loaded reinforced concrete columns. The design process is based on ACI 318 building code. Prerequisite: CE major and CE 351. F.
CE 482. Civil Engineering Design I. 3 Credits.
This is a comprehensive design course which integrates engineering design and engineering science components of previous and ongoing coursework into a major design experience. Design projects can be in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, structures, water resources, or transportation engineering. Course activities include defining the problem, formulating project objectives, gathering background information, scheduling the project, applying design standards and realistic constraints; developing design alternatives; and evaluating design alternatives. Other topics covered include project management, effective team-working, professional ethics, and applications of graphical communication. Group design reports and individual oral presentations are required. Prerequisites: Two of these four: CE 451, CE 412, CE 423 and CE 431. F.
CE 483. Civil Engineering Design II. 3 Credits.
This is a comprehensive design course which integrates engineering design and engineering science components of previous and ongoing coursework into a major design experience. Design projects can be in the area of environmental, geotechnical, structural, water resources, or transportation engineering. Course activities include developing and analyzing a detailed design, preparing plans and drawings using graphical communication tool(s), developing design specifications, and estimating construction costs. Other topics include principles of sustainability in design, and professional licensure and professional practice issues. Group design reports and individual oral presentations are required. Prerequisites: CE 482 or departmental consent. S.
CE 490. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.
Investigation of special topics dictated by student and faculty interests. Repeatable. Prerequisite: Department approval. Repeatable. F,S.
CE 501. Mechanics of Materials II. 3 Credits.
Theories of stress and strain in two and three dimensions; transformation of stresses and strains in two and three dimensions; tensor notation; linear and nonlinear stress strain behavior; thermal stresses; isotropic, orthotropic, and anisotropic material behavior; yield criteria and theories of failures under combined stresses; energy methods; torsion of noncircular and thin walled sections; unsymmetrical bending; shear center; curved beams. Prerequisite: ENGR 203. On demand.
CE 502. Structural Stability. 3 Credits.
Concept of stability; equilibrium and energy methods; stability of columns, beam columns, and frames; inelastic buckling; stability by slope deflection and matrix methods; use of codes for the stability design of aluminum and steel columns and frames; torsional and lateral torsional buckling of beams and beam columns. Prerequisite: ENGR 203. On demand.
CE 503. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.
Single-degree and multi-degree of freedom systems; continuous systems; free and forced vibrations; harmonic and periodic excitations; viscous and non-viscous damping; pulse excitations; numerical methods for dynamic response; earthquake response of linear elastic buildings; structural dynamics in building codes. Prerequisites: ENGR 202 and ENGR 203. On demand.
CE 517. Transportation Asset Management. 3 Credits.
Course focused on the principles of transportation asset management with an emphasis on pavement management system (PMS). Network- and project-level pavement management processes will be discussed, but the emphasis will be on network-level. Bridge management system will also be covered. Prerequisites: ENGR 203 and a statistics course (MATH 321, CHE 315, ECON 210 or approved substitute). F, even years.
CE 518. Pavement Engineering. 3 Credits.
Structural pavement design concepts for flexible and rigid pavements; traffic and environmental loading factors; material characterization; hot mix asphalt design and analysis concepts, SuperPave mix design method, stresses and strains in flexible and rigid pavements, joints and load transfer of rigid pavements, fast track concrete, and construction issues. Prerequisite: CE 412; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. F.
CE 519. Sustainable Pavements. 3 Credits.
Sustainability concepts; overview of mix design, structural design, and construction methods of pavements; warm mix asphalts; recycling of asphalt and concrete pavements, perpetual pavement concepts, specialty pavements, environmental, economic, and social impacts of highway pavements. Prerequisite: CE 412; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. S.
CE 523. Applied Hydraulics. 3 Credits.
Study of advanced topics in hydraulics. Computer applications. Content will vary. Repeatable to 9 credits when topics vary. Prerequisite: CE 423. Repeatable to 9 credits.
CE 524. Open Channel Hydraulics. 3 Credits.
Study of advanced topics in open channel hydraulics. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE 423.
CE 525. Surface Hydrology. 3 Credits.
Extreme rainfalls and flood frequency analysis, regionalization; runoff generations, routings, and basin modeling; urban storm water design; GIS and remote sensing applications in hydrology; recent techniques and development in surface hydrology. Prerequisite: CE 421.
CE 531. Environmental Engineering III. 3 Credits.
Unit Operation and process design for water and wastewater treatment; physical, chemical, and biological systems; plant design project, computer-assigned design analysis. Content emphasis will vary. Prerequisite: CE 431.
CE 532. Environmental Engineering IV. 3 Credits.
Advanced theory and special methods in municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment including treatment plant control, equipment studies, nutrient removal, tertiary treatment and toxic pollutants control. Content emphasis will vary. Prerequisite: CE 431.
CE 533. Industrial Wastes. 3 Credits.
Industrial processes and waste characterization, regulatory law, specialized treatment systems, hazardous wastes, economic analysis; plant tours of potato, sugar, meat, dairy, paper and pulp products and metal plating industries. Prerequisite: CE 431.
CE 535. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.
Regulations, generation, storage, transportation, disposal, classification, fate and transport of contaminants, environmental audits, pollution prevention and management facilities, remediation alternatives, physical-chemical treatment, bioremediation, stabilization/solidification, thermal processes. Prerequisites: CE 306 and CHEM 121.
CE 551. Plate and Slab Structures. 3 Credits.
Classical plate bending theory, rectangular and circular plates, slab analysis by energy and numerical methods, anisotropic plates, large deflection theory, buckling of thin plates. Prerequisites: ENGR 203 and CE 351.
CE 552. Thin Shell Structures. 3 Credits.
Differential geometry of shell theory, membrane and bending theories of shells, shells of revolution, stress analysis of domes, pressure vessels, and storage tanks, numerical methods, buckling of shells. Prerequisites: ENGR 203 and CE 351.
CE 555. Prestressed Concrete-Analysis and Design. 3 Credits.
Materials and systems of pre-stressing; pre-stress losses; pre-tensioned and post-tensioned members; design of pre-stressed concrete beams by service load and ultimate strength methods; flexural design of composite beams and slabs; anchorage zone stresses and reinforcement; shear and torsion. Prerequisite: CE 453. On demand.
CE 556. Numerical and Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis. 3 Credits.
Methods of successive approximations and numerical procedures for solution of complex structural problems, matrix formulation of structural problems, flexibility and stiffness methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CE 351.
CE 557. Advanced Steel Design. 3 Credits.
Design and analysis of simple structural connections including both moment and shear connections; design and analysis of eccentric structural connections, plate girders, and composite structures; design and analysis for seismic loads; ASD and LRFD design. Prerequisite: CE 451; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. F.
CE 558. Theory of Plasticity. 3 Credits.
Rigorous study of classical theory of plasticity. Classical continuum mechanics concepts of stress and strain and elastic behavior discussed. Progressing into plastic behavior in materials, mathematical formulation of elasto-plastic constitutive relationship, practical engineering limit analysis, and application of plasticity theories in analysis using computer programs. Prerequisite: CE 451 or instructor approval; consent of instructor for undergraduates. S.
CE 562. Graduate Seminar in Civil Engineering. 1 Credit.
Conference and reports on current developments in Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: Admission to Civil Engineering Program; consent of instructor and School of Graduate Studies required for undergraduate students. Repeatable to 3 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
CE 590. Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.
Investigation of special topics dictated by student and faculty interests. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Department approval. Repeatable to 6 credits.
CE 591. Civil Engineering Research. 1-12 Credits.
May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits. Repeatable to 12 credits.
CE 595. Design Project. 3-6 Credits.
A three to six credit course of engineering design experience involving individual effort and formal written report. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: Restricted to the Master of Engineering student candidate and subject to approval by the student's advisor. Repeatable to 6 credits.
CE 597. Graduate Cooperative Education. 1-2 Credits.
A practical work experience with an employer closely associated with the student's academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department, and employer. Prerequisite: Approval of CE Graduate Director or major advisor. Repeatable to 4 credits. S/U grading. On demand.
CE 599. Doctoral Research. 1-15 Credits.
Research contributing to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and/or technology in Civil Engineering and contributing to the student's doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Civil Engineering Program. Repeatable. F,S,SS.
CE 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.
Repeatable. S/U grading.
CE 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.
CE 998. Thesis. 1-9 Credits.
Development and documentation of scholarly activity demonstrating proficiency in Civil Engineering at the master's level. Repeatable to 9 credits. Repeatable to 9 credits.
CE 999. Dissertation. 1-18 Credits.
PhD student doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Civil Engineering Program. Repeatable to 18 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.