2016-2017 Catalog

Civil Engineering

www.engineering.und.edu/ce

Faculty: Gedafa, Gullicks (Chair), Jerath (Graduate Director), Lim, Mamaghani, Moretti and Suleiman

Degrees Granted: Master of Science (M.S.), Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Department of Civil Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Engineering degree, the Master of Science degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The Master of Engineering degree permits specialization in the following options: soils-structures engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, and general civil engineering. The Master of Engineering degree program is designed to provide an opportunity for engineers to achieve formal education beyond the Baccalaureate level with a strong and directed emphasis toward the practice of engineering. The focus of the program is on the development of competency in the area of engineering design. The goal of the program is development of the student as a practitioner capable of systematically solving complex problems of society within his or her field.

The Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering prepares students for careers in research, practice and further studies toward a Ph.D. degree in a speciality area of civil engineering. The M.S. degree is typically completed in 18-24 months of full-time study for students holding a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited school. The M.S. degree requires independent research for a thesis in the student’s area of interest. The faculty research interests are in the broad areas of environmental, geotechnical, pavements, structural engineering and mechanics, and water resources engineering. Graduate students are encouraged to explore various topics for their M.S. theses depending on the mutual interest between them and the faculty.

The Department offers combined Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Master of Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Master of Science degree programs. The intention of the combined program is to allow qualified students to complete requirements for both a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree in 12 to 18 months beyond the time required to complete the baccalaureate degree. See Combined Degree Program under the College of Engineering and Mines section for additional details.

The Department of Civil engineering also participates in an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Engineering Program. See Ph.D. Program under the College of Engineering and Mines section or contact the Civil engineering Department.

Details pertaining to admission requirements, degree requirements and courses offered can be found on the Degrees section.

Master of Science (M.S.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The mission of the Master of Science program in Civil Engineering is to prepare students for careers in private and public practice of civil engineering and for advanced study in the field of civil engineering. The major emphasis of the program is to foster a deeper understanding of the engineering research process. Students in the program usually specialize in environmental engineering, structural engineering, water resources engineering, or pavement materials engineering.

Goal 1: Students will build on knowledge gained in their undergraduate program of study to achieve a fuller understanding of civil engineering and the engineering research process.

Goal 2: Students will perform a detailed research project in a specific focus area related to civil engineering.

Goal 3: Graduates will be prepared for a career in private or public practice in civil engineering and related fields and for further advanced study in the field of civil engineering.

Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The mission of the Master of Engineering program in Civil Engineering is to prepare students for careers in private and public practice of civil engineering and related fields. The major emphasis of the program is to foster a deeper understanding of the engineering design process. The program has four main options. These are soils-structures engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, and general civil engineering.

Goal 1: Students will build on knowledge gained in their undergraduate program of study to achieve a fuller understanding of civil engineering and the engineering design process.

Goal 2: Students will perform a detailed design project in a specific focus area related to civil engineering.

Goal 3: Graduates will be prepared for a career in private or public practice in civil engineering and related fields.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Ph.D.)

Mission Statement and Program Goals

The program recognizes that effective researchers should have extensive expertise in a specialization (track) coupled with a familiarity and awareness of related research needs and the context for applying that expertise. Students enrolled in the Civil Engineering Ph.D. program will develop a broad and inclusive background in the chosen track while also working with faculty from related disciplines to create the interdisciplinary and integrative research paradigms necessary for comprehensive research. A principal goal of the program is to produce Ph.D. research engineers for careers that focus on the invention and development of new technologies and advances for the 21st Century and beyond. Activities to develop professional and personal skills are intended through a multidisciplinary emphasis to enable participants to:

  1. understand the ethical, political, and economic impacts of their research developments and policies; and
  2. improve their ability to communicate about complex technical subjects in both professional and general settings.

Goal 1: Graduates will have a depth of knowledge in civil engineering accompanied by a breadth of knowledge in related areas to achieve their specific goals and objectives.

Goal 2: Graduates will be proficient researchers, i.e. they will have the skills required to formulate, assess and document a hypothesis.

Goal 3: Graduates will be well prepared for advanced professional practice, for teaching, and for careers in research and creative activity in civil engineering or a related field.

Master of Science (M.S.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Minimum general admission requirements in the Admission section of the graduate catalog.
  2. A baccalaureate degree in engineering or science from a recognized college or university.
  3. Graduate Record Examination scores on the General Test will be required for those holding undergraduate degrees from other than ABET-accredited programs.
  4. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
  5. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Science degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the Civil Engineering Department.

Degree requirements will be those listed by the School of Graduate Studies for the M.S. degree, both for the thesis option and the non-thesis option. There are no specific departmental degree requirements beyond those listed in the graduate catalog for the M.S. degree.

Thesis Option:

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field, including the credits granted for the thesis and the research leading to the thesis.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  4. The program may include just the major, the major and a minor, or the major and a cognate area. The major must include 20 credits from the major department, and a minor or cognate area must include at least nine credits.
  5. Preparation of a written thesis approved by the faculty advisory committee (ME 998 Thesis, 4-9 credits).
  6. Comprehensive final examination.

Non-Thesis Option:

  1. Thirty-two (32) credits including credits required for the major.
  2. A minimum of two credits of Independent Study.
  3. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  4. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  5. Preparation of a written independent study report approved by the faculty advisor (ME 997 Independent Study, 2 credits).
  6. Comprehensive final examination.

Course offerings vary by semester based on student demand and instructor loads.

Master of Engineering (M.Engr.)

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited or equivalent program.
  2. Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
  3. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Civil Engineering Department.

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major option, including the credits granted for the design project and the research leading to the design project.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  4. Preparation of a written design project approved by the faculty advisor.
  5. Comprehensive final examination.
  6. Required Courses:
    Soils-Structures Option
    CE 501Mechanics of Materials II3
    CE 502Structural Stability3
    ME 529Advanced Finite Element Methods3
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives15
    Environmental Option
    CE 531Environmental Engineering III3
    CE 532Environmental Engineering IV3
    CE 533Industrial Wastes3
    or CE 535 Hazardous Waste Management
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives15
    Water Resources Option
    CE 523Applied Hydraulics3
    CE 524Open Channel Hydraulics3
    CE 525Surface Hydrology3
    or GEOE 417 Hydrogeology
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives15
    General Civil Engineering Option
    CE 501Mechanics of Materials II3
    CE 523Applied Hydraulics3
    CE 531Environmental Engineering III3
    CE 595Design Project6
    Electives15

Combined Degree

To encourage undergraduate engineering students to extend their studies to include a graduate degree, the College of Engineering and Mines has a combined program that permits students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in an engineering discipline. This program allows students to designate two three-credit graduate courses to count for both degrees. The selected courses must have graduate course standing and be designated when a student requests admission to the program.

Students may be admitted to the Civil Engineering Combined Degree program after the completion of 95 credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.3 and before completion of the bachelor’s degree. The student is admitted to the School of Graduate Studies' on completion of 125 credit hours for the bachelor’s degree.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in an engineering discipline with a GPA of 3.3 or higher or a Master of Science degree in an engineering discipline with a GPA of 3.0.
  2. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the Graduate Catalog.
  3. In addition to meeting the general provisions in the UND graduate catalog and the minimum requirements in items 1-2 above, candidates are assessed using a holistic process that considers Student’s Record of Publications, GRE test scores (for students who are applying with a B.S. engineering degree from an non-ABET accredited program), transcripts of previous college work, relevant research and work experience, letters of recommendation, research interests, and English language skills. Students must specify a track on their admission form to facilitate this evaluation.
  4. A student holding a non-engineering degree or who does not meet the minimum requirements in items 1-2 above may apply to one of the Master of Science degree programs in the College of Engineering and Mines. Students successfully completing a UND M.S. engineering degree will be considered to satisfy the requirements of items 1-2 above; however, these students shall still be subject to the holistic evaluation process described in item 3 with the exception that new GRE test scores will not be required.
  5. Students admitted to an engineering M.S.C.E. program but meeting the minimum requirements in items 1-2 above, may after one calendar year and upon the recommendation of his/her advisory committee, request to by-pass the master’s degree and work directly toward the Ph.D. degree. The recommendation of the advisory committee shall be brought to a vote by the program graduate committee relevant to the degree track requested by the student. A minimum of one week before such a meeting, the program graduate committee shall be notified and provided with the student’s updated file which shall consist of the materials used for application into the M.S.C.E. program, a transcript of all academic work completed at UND, and any additional materials the student wishes to have considered. If the recommendation is approved by the relevant graduate committee, the student will be given the qualifying exam. Passing this exam will advance the student to Approved Status in the Doctoral Program in Civil Engineering.

Residence Requirements

The purpose of residence requirements is to provide an opportunity for a sustained and concentrated intellectual effort, to provide for immersion in an academic research environment, and to permit extensive interaction with fellow students and faculty of the Civil Engineering Department. Within the first two years of graduate work at UND, at least two consecutive semesters must be completed in residence. During residency, a student must be registered for at least nine credits in a semester, or be a graduate research or teaching assistant taking the appropriate credits to qualify as a full-time student. The remainder of the credits required for a degree can be completed in a manner to accommodate the student’s fiscal, family, job related, and other constraints with the consent of the student’s adviser. The program of study must be completed within the seven-year period normally allowed for graduate programs.

Under special circumstances, the student in conjunction with his/her advisory committee and the Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, can petition the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies for variances in this policy.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Civil Engineering Doctoral Program.

The following requirements are in addition to the UND School of Graduate Studies general requirements for the Ph.D.:

  1. Completion of 90 semester credits beyond the baccalaureate degree
  2. Maintenance of at least a 3.0 GPA for all classes completed as a graduate student.
  3. Scholarly Tools: Proficiency in mathematics demonstrated by completing nine approved credits of mathematics intensive coursework (equivalent to UND 400-level or higher courses) with a grade of B or better which must include at least one course in numerical analysis. Scholarly tools courses taken for graduate credit after a student has enrolled in a graduate program at UND may be counted to fulfill requirements listed in Item 5 below.
  4. A maximum of 30 credit hours can be transferred from a master’s program.
  5. A minimum of 30 credit hours must be doctoral research and dissertation.
  6. Exactly 3 credit hours of the CE 562-Graduate Seminar must be taken.
  7. A minimum of 39 credit hours of coursework are required (up to 21 credit hours of coursework may be transferred from a master’s program in fulfilling this requirement subject to the credit transfer limits described in the general section of this graduate catalog). The coursework shall include a minimum of 27 credit hours of Civil Engineering (or relevance courses with the consent of the student’s advisor and advisory committee) coursework selected from the approved list of CE Ph.D. track courses published in the UND Academic Catalog. Equivalent graduate level coursework may be transferred from a master’s program.
  8. Successful completion of a qualifying examination, taken no earlier than the end of their first year in residence and no later than the end of their second year of residence. The qualifying examination includes the following three sections.

Section I

A written qualifying examination will cover four general areas of the student’s selected engineering track. Selection of the four general areas for this examination shall require the approval of the candidate’s faculty advisor and the track-specific Ph.D. Graduate Director. Three results for each of the four sections of the examination can be obtained: 1) pass; 2) provisional pass; and 3) fail. Candidates obtaining a result of “provisional pass” for any section of the exam will be required to remediate the topical area in which the provisional pass was received in accordance to stipulations specified by the examiner, with approval of the track-specific Graduate Director. Candidates who fail one or more sections of the exam will be allowed one opportunity to repeat that section of the exam. The reexamination must take place no later than 13 months after the initial examination attempt. A direct admit student who fails an exam a second time may request to be reclassified as a master’s student and complete a track-appropriate Master of Science degree and then reapply to the Doctoral program.

Section II

A detailed written doctoral research proposal must be submitted to the advisory committee. The proposal should cover:

  1. a literature review of the relevant field of research related to the project
  2. proposed methods
  3. preliminary results (simulation or experiment)
  4. the objectives of the proposed project, and
  5. tasks and the timeline of the proposed research in a Gantt chart.

The proposal should be reviewed and approved by the student advisor. Then, at least three weeks prior to the next step, the proposal should be distributed to the student committee members for their review and grading.

Each of the above (A-E) components will be evaluated and graded (0 to 20). To pass the written proposal exam, student should earn a minimum of 16/20 in each category. All grades from student committee members will be averaged to determine a grade in each category.

If the proposal exam earns a passing grade, a date can be scheduled for an oral comprehensive examination (i.e., Section III). If failed, student has the opportunity to revise and resubmit the report to the committee for re-evaluation.

Section III

An oral comprehensive examination is completed when at least 30 credit hours of post baccalaureate coursework has been completed.  The oral comprehensive examination will follow a formal presentation by the student to the advisory committee on the research topics described in the above section (II-A to II-E) and will be based significantly on the core of the individual student’s program of study and his/her formal research presentation. Three results for the oral exam can be obtained: 1) pass; 2) provisional pass; and 3) fail. Candidates obtaining a result of “provisional pass” will be allowed to Advance to Candidacy status after completion of stipulations specified by the examining committee plus obtaining a passing result on a retest for the portion of the exam covered by the stipulations. Candidates who fail the exam will be allowed one opportunity to repeat the exam no later than 6 months after the initial examination attempt as specified by the student committee. A student who fails an exam a second time may request to be reclassified as a master’s student and complete a track-appropriate Master of Science degree and then reapply to the Doctoral program.

  1. After successful completion of the written research proposal and oral presentation and examinations, an annual oral progress report should be presented to the advisory committee. A part of these presentations will include details on the dissertation research progress and plan. Any deviation from the approved research objectives as stated and documented in the research proposal must be approved and justified by the committee.  CE 562 Graduate Seminar may serve as the venue for the annual oral progress reporting.
  2. A candidate for the degree must complete the original basic research investigation as documented in the research proposal. Each candidate will complete the research investigation to the satisfaction of the research advisor and the advisory committee and will prepare a written dissertation covering the research. The project must represent an original and independent investigation by the student. It is expected that the results of the research will be submitted for publication in refereed research journals. The candidate will submit the dissertation to the examining committee at least four weeks prior to defense date. The examining committee consists the PhD committee and an external examiner from outside the University. The external examiner is selected by the department’s graduate committee from a list of three candidates proposed by the advisor. The external examiner should not have any common publication with the student’s advisor or student and can be from academia or industry with an expertise relevant to the student’s research. The student and advisor should not contact the external examiner directly before or after.
  3. The candidate must present and successfully defend the dissertation at the final examination (see School of Graduate Studies requirements). Four results of the examination can be obtained: 1) pass; 2) minor revision 3) major revision and 4) fail. For minor revisions there is no need for another defense session and upon revising the dissertation the examining committee can pass the student. For major revisions the student is asked to fundamentally revise the methodologies and schedule another defense session. If failed, the student will not be able to obtain a PhD degree and may request to be reclassified as a master’s student and complete a Master of Science degree.
  4. At least one peer reviewed journal article (as the first author) and one peer reviewed conference paper (as the first author) must be submitted with the consent of the advisor.

Courses

CE 501.* Mechanics of Materials II. 3 Credits.

Analysis of stress and strain, theories of failure, inelastic material behavior, energy methods, torsion of noncircular and thin-walled sections, unsymmetrical bending, shear center, curved beams. Prerequisite: ENGR 203.

CE 502.* Structural Stability. 3 Credits.

Stability of columns, beam-columns and frames, inelastic buckling, critical loads by the energy method, torsional buckling. Prerequisite: ENGR 203.

CE 503.* Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Single-degree and multi-degree of freedom structures, continuous systems, earthquake response of linear elastic buildings, structural dynamics in building codes, base isolation. Prerequisites: ENGR 202 and ENGR 203.

CE 517. Transportation Asset Management. 3 Credits.

Course focused on 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, ECON 210, PSYC 241 or approved substitute). F.

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 methods of prestressing, loss of prestress, flexural design by serviceload and ultimate-strength methods, anchorage zone stresses, shear and torsion design. Prerequisite: CE 453.

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 the PhD in Civil Engineering Program. 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 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.

* Structural students must take 4 core courses from this group.

** Water Resources/Environmental students must take 4 courses from this group.


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit

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 434. Environmental Engineering Laboratory. 4 Credits.

Physical, chemical and biological methods used in environmental engineering, water chemistry, instrumental methods, lab tours. On demand.

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.

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