University Bulletin 2017-2018

Civil Engineering

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  • CE 102
    Intro to Civil Engineering
    2 cr

    Introduction to Civil Engineering as a profession and the issues facing today's Civil Engineers. Team work, freehand sketching and Computer Aided Design (CAD) will be introduced. Students will be introduced to powerful computational tools such as spreadsheets and MathCad and learn their application in Civil Engineering. Techniques of writing a successful research paper will also be presented.

    Pre-requisite: MA 113 Minimum Grade of D or MA 125 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 204
    Surveying Fundamentals
    2 cr

    Applications of fundamental surveying techniques. Students will be introduced to the applications of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Civil Engineering.

    Co-requisite: CE 205
    Pre-requisite: MA 113 Minimum Grade of C or MA 115 Minimum Grade of C or MA 125 Minimum Grade of C and CE 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 205
    Surveying Fundamentals Lab
    1 cr

    Students will collect field data and using state-of-the-art surveying and GPS equipment. Collected data will be used in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software.

    Co-requisite: CE 204
    Pre-requisite: MA 113 Minimum Grade of C or MA 115 Minimum Grade of C or MA 125 Minimum Grade of C and CE 102 Minimum Grade of C University test - Math 85(
  • CE 314
    CE Materials
    3 cr

    Study of Engineering Properties of Materials used in civil engineering including steel, concrete, asphalt, and timber.

    Co-requisite: CE 315
    Pre-requisite: EG 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 315
    CE Materials Lab
    1 cr

    Study of experimental techniques used to evaluate engineering properties of materials. These techniques will be used to test materials used in civil engineering according to ASTM standards.

    Co-requisite: CE 314
    Pre-requisite: EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C and EG 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 340
    Soil Mechanics
    3 cr

    An introduction to Soil Mechanics. Soil identification and engineering properties of soils. Analysis of elementary geo-hydraulics and geo-mechanics problems.

    Co-requisite: CE 341
    Pre-requisite: EG 315 Minimum Grade of D and (EG 360 Minimum Grade of D or CE 365 Minimum Grade of D or ME 324 Minimum Grade of D)
  • CE 341
    Geotechnical Laboratory-W
    1 cr

    Soil identification and classification: experimental measurement of soil properties and technical reporting.

    Co-requisite: CE 340
    Pre-requisite: (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C) and CE 340 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 352
    Intro to Transportation
    3 cr

    Principles of transportation engineering with emphasis on highways and traffic.

    Pre-requisite: CE 204 Minimum Grade of C and CE 205 Minimum Grade of C and ST 315 Minimum Grade of C and ST 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 353
    Transp-Geometric Design
    3 cr

    Basic principles and techniques of highway design, including route layout, alignment, intersection design, and materials/earthwork estimation. Use of computer tools to generate and analyze highway designs.

    Pre-requisite: CE 352 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 360
    Water Resources Engineering I
    2 cr

    The application of fluid mechanics and other science and engineering disciplines in the development of structures, projects, and systems involving water resources. Introductions to open-channel flow, closed-conduit flow, hydraulic structures, hydraulic machinery, and groundwater flow. Fee.

    Co-requisite: CE 367
    Pre-requisite: EG 360 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 367
    Hydraulics Laboratory - W
    1 cr

    Laboratory and field measurement of fluid and flow properties; hydraulic laboratory practice and model stimulation techniques.

    Co-requisite: CE 360
    Pre-requisite: EG 360 Minimum Grade of D or CE 365 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 370
    Intro to Enviro Eng
    3 cr

    Introduction to the fundamentals of water quality characterization, water pollution hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, waste minimization and control.

    Co-requisite: CE 374
    Pre-requisite: CH 132 Minimum Grade of C and MA 238 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 374
    Intro to Enviromental Eng Lab
    1 cr

    Introduction to specific physical, chemical, and microbiological methods of analysis common to environmental engineering; including laboratory and field measurement of water quality characteristics and interpretation of results.

    Co-requisite: CE 370
    Pre-requisite: CH 132 Minimum Grade of C and MA 238 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 384
    Structural Analysis
    3 cr

    Analysis of statically determinate structures such as trusses, beams, and frames including the calculation of deflections. Introduction to analysis of indeterminate structures.

    Co-requisite: CE 385
    Pre-requisite: EG 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 385
    Structural Analysis Lab
    1 cr

    Modeling and analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures. Use of state-of-the-art structural analysis software.

    Co-requisite: CE 384
    Pre-requisite: EG 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 410
    Construction Engineering
    3 cr

    An introduction to the construction industry and the role of civil engineering in construction. Construction engineering methods including preparation of cost estimates, critical path scheduling and resource allocation. Instructor permission. Fee.

  • CE 412
    Mgmt & Sustainability of C.I.
    3 cr

    Management and sustainability of Civil infrastructure is designed to present an overview of infrastructure engineering and management systems and to use project management, decision support tools, and life cycle costing tools in connection with infrastructure planning and assessment. Students will be presented with the understanding that achieving sustainability requires the consideration to meeting present and future human needs and respecting "triple bottom line: economic, social, and environmental goals. The course also provides a review of several important design and management tools to support sustainable development and communities.

  • CE 431
    Civil Engineering Design I
    2 cr

    Introduction to the practice of civil engineering and the engineering design process. In depth consideration of ethical issues in engineering practice. Participation in engineering design teams for project planning, proposal development, and completion of a feasibility study. Written and oral presentations of results. Senior Capstone Course. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 352 Minimum Grade of D or CE 443 Minimum Grade of D or CE 460 Minimum Grade of D or CE 470 Minimum Grade of D or CE 480 Minimum Grade of D or CE 485 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 432
    Civil Engineering Design II
    4 cr

    A multidisciplinary development of a project involving analysis and design in Civil Engineering. Implementation of design concepts and methodologies from conception to final design. Completion of a comprehensive design project including cost estimates, oral and written presentation of results. A senior capstone course. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 431 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 440
    Intro to Geotech Eng
    3 cr

    An Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering designed to provide tools to analyze geomechanical and geohydraulic problems associated with the design of foundations, retaining structures, slopes and other geotechnically related designs.

    Pre-requisite: CE 340 Minimum Grade of D and CE 341 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 442
    Foundation Engineering
    3 cr

    Principles of foundation analysis, design and construction in engineering practice.

    Pre-requisite: CE 443 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 443
    Geotechnical Engineering
    2 cr

    An introduction to Geotechnical Engineering. Analysis of geomechanical and geohydraulic problems accompanying the design of foundations, retaining structures and slopes.

    Pre-requisite: CE 340 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 452
    Transportation Geometric Desgn
    3 cr

    This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic principles and techniques of highway design. This will include laying out potential routes, design of the alignment and intersections, and evaluation of earthwork requirements. The student should be able to understand and apply these principles to highway design problems. The student should also be able to use existing computer tools to generate and analyze designs. Upon completion, students should be prepared to work in the field of highway design. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 352 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 460
    Water Resources Engineering II
    3 cr

    The application of hydrologic and hydraulic principles for hydrologic analysis, frequency analysis, flood routing, hydrologic simulation, urban hydrology, floodplain hydraulics, and coastal engineering.

    Pre-requisite: CE 360 Minimum Grade of D and CE 367 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 466
    Coastal and Harbor Eng
    3 cr

    An introduction to the principles of coastal hydraulic and sedimentary processes and the design of coastal and harbor works such as ship channels, marinas, jetties, breakwaters, groins, seawalls and beach nourishment projects.

    Pre-requisite: CE 460 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 470
    Water-Wastewater Trtmnt Design
    3 cr

    Development of the principles of design for components of water supply and wastewater treatment facilities, including drinking water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

    Co-requisite: CE 471
    Pre-requisite: CE 360 Minimum Grade of D and CE 370 Minimum Grade of D and CE 374 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 471
    Water-Wastewater Design Lab
    1 cr

    Application of design principles and criteria to analyze, design, and evaluate water and wastewater treatment facility components, including water distribution and wastewater collection systems.

    Co-requisite: CE 470
    Pre-requisite: CE 360 Minimum Grade of D and CE 370 Minimum Grade of D and CE 374 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 474
    Industrial Waste Treatment
    3 cr

    Topics in Industrial Waste Treatment unit processes and their design, including those addressing wastewater treatment, air pollution control, solid waste, and hazardous management.

    Pre-requisite: CE 470 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 480
    Design of Steel Structures
    3 cr

    Design of Steel Trusses, Girders, Building Frames, and other Steel Structures.

    Co-requisite: CE 481
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of D and CE 314 Minimum Grade of D and CE 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 481
    Steel Design Lab
    1 cr

    Application of structural steel design methods to specific cases.

    Co-requisite: CE 480
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of D and CE 314 Minimum Grade of D and CE 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 482
    Timber Design
    3 cr

    This course will cover the design of timber structures. Design loads, structural behavior, properties and grades of wood will be covered. Design of beams, columns, diaphragms, shearwalls, structural glued laminated timber, and structural connections. Instructor Approval Required

    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of D and CE 385 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 485
    Reinforced Concrete Design
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of reinforced concrete analysis and design. Design of beams, one-way slabs, short columns, and single footings. Calculations of cracking and deflection of beams.

    Co-requisite: CE 486
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of D and CE 314 Minimum Grade of D and CE 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 486
    Reinforced Concrete Design Lab
    1 cr

    Integrated reinforced concrete design problems similar to those found in practice will be presented. Students will solve similar problems in class during the lab period.

    Co-requisite: CE 485
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of D and CE 314 Minimum Grade of D and CE 315 Minimum Grade of D
  • CE 490
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 4 cr

    Topics of current civil engineering interest.

  • CE 494
    Directed Independent Study -
    1 TO 4 cr

    Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of civil engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Requires department chair permission.

  • CE 499
    Honors Senior Project - H
    1 TO 6 cr

    Under the advice and guidance of a faculty mentor, honors students will identify and carry out a research project, relevant to the field of Civil Engineering study, that will lead to a formal presentation at the Annual Honors Student Colloquium. The senior project will be judged and graded by three faculty, chaired by the honors mentor. This course is required for Honors recognition. A minimum of 4 credit hours is required, but a student may enroll for a maximum of 6 credit hours over two semesters. Prerequisites: Completion of the most advanced required course in the subdiscipline of the project (CE 440, CE 366, CE 470, or CE 384) and completion of an approved project prospectus.

    Pre-requisite: CE 352 Minimum Grade of C or CE 366 Minimum Grade of D or CE 384 Minimum Grade of C or CE 443 Minimum Grade of C or CE 470 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 501
    Intro to Coastal Design Enviro
    3 cr

    An overview of the unique aspects of the design environment faced by civil engineers along the coast including water wave mechanics, coastal water levels, coastal circulations and mixing, coastal groundwater levels and flow, coastal sediment transport, and hurricane winds.

  • CE 502
    Intro to CE Dsn-Coastal Enviro
    3 cr

    An introduction to the design of civil engineering infrastructure in the coastal environment including beaches, seawalls, revetments, bulkheads, piers, jetties, constructed wetlands, coastal bridges and roadways, hurricane resistant buildings, sewer outfalls and other environmental protection devices and coastal regulatory policy.

    Pre-requisite: CE 501 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 510
    Construction Engineering
    3 cr

    An introduction to the construction industry and the role of civil engineering in construction. Construction engineering methods including preparation of cost estimates, critical path scheduling and resource allocation. Instructor permission required. Fee.

  • CE 512
    Mgmt & Sustainability of Infr
    3 cr

    This course is designed to present an overview of infrastructure systems and how to manage and maintain these systems. Project management, decision support tools, and life cycle costing tools will be presented, in connection with infrastructure planning and assessment. Infrastructure sustainability will also be addressed, particularly considering the "triple bottom line" of economic, social, and environmental goals. The course also provides a review of several important design and management tools to support sustainable development and communities. A course project is required.

  • CE 540
    Advanced Soil Mechanics
    3 cr

    Shearing strength and deformation behavior of soils with applications to retaining structures, slopes and bearing capacity. Behavior of cohesionless soils and cohesive soils under drained and undrained conditions. Permeability, steady state flow and effective stress in soils. Consolidation theory.

    Pre-requisite: CE 443 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 542
    Foundation Engineering
    3 cr

    This course is to provide advanced knowledge of selected geotechnical principals for analysis, design and construction of a variety of foundations systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course(CE 442). Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 441 Minimum Grade of C and CE 443 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 547
    Groundwater
    3 cr

    Principals of fluid flow through porous media, well hydraulics. Ground water contamination, including principals that govern fate, transport, and remediation. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 340 Minimum Grade of C and CE 470 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 551
    Traffic Engineering
    3 cr

    This course will focus on traffic flow parameters and their influence on roadway traffic conditions, with emphasis on traffic data collection, traffic safety analysis, roadway markings, traffic signs, traffic signal timing and signal capacity analysis, and traffic management systems.

    Pre-requisite: CE 352 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 552
    Transportation Geometrc Design
    3 cr

    This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic principles and techniques of highway design. This will include laying out potential routes, design of the alignment and intersections, and evaluation of earthwork requirements. The student should be able to understand and apply these principles to highway design problems. The student should also be able to use existing computer tools to generate and analyze designs. Upon completion, students should be prepared to work in the field of highway design. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (DE 452). Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 352 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 553
    Transportation Systems Eval
    3 cr

    This course will focus on concepts and principles of transportation economic analysis, transportation costs and benefits, user and nonuser consequences, methods of evaluation of plans and projects, environmental impact assessments, and transportation programming and management. Requires Instructor Permission.

  • CE 560
    Coastal Hydrodynamics
    3 cr

    Theory and analysis of advanced coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics. Potential topics to be covered include: wave mechanics; tidal dynamics; coastal and estuarine circulation; and transport and mixing in coastal waters.

    Pre-requisite: CE 501 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 563
    Hydrodynamic Modeling
    3 cr

    Theory and application of numerical models to coastal hydrodynamics. Potential topics to be covered include: overview of numerical simulation techniques; wave transformation processes; engineering wave models; principles of circulation; and advanced circulation models.

    Pre-requisite: CE 501 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 566
    Coastal and Harbor Engineering
    3 cr

    Advanced principles of coastal hydraulic and sedimentary processes and the design of coastal and harbor works such as ship channels, marina, jetties, breakwaters, groins, seawalls, and beach nourishment projects. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 466). Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 460 Minimum Grade of C and CE 501 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 571
    Biological Wastewater Treatmnt
    3 cr

    Theory, analysis and design criteria of biological treatment systems for municipal and industrial wastewaters, including suspended and attached growth processes in both the aerobic and anaerobic environments.

    Pre-requisite: CE 470 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 572
    Physical Wastewater Treatment
    3 cr

    Advanced theory and applications in physical and chemical wastewater treatment. Topics covered include mass balance; reactor design, modeling, and analysis; filtration; mixing and flocculation; flotation; dissolved oxygen transfer optimization; chemical treatment of nutrient loads; disinfection; and residuals management.

    Pre-requisite: CE 470 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 574
    Industrial Waste Treatment
    3 cr

    Topics in Industrial Waste Treatment unit processes and their design, including those addressing waste water treatment, air pollution, solid waste, and hazardous waste management. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 474). Credit for both CE 474 and CE 574 is not permitted. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 470 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 579
    Fundamentals Environmental Eng
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of water quality characterization, water pollution, hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and waste minimization and control. This course includes a comprehensive project in addition to the lecture class. Note: This course is a core course for MS degree students in the Environmental Toxicology Program and not intended for Engineering Majors. Instructor Permission. (This course is dual listed with CE 370.) Fee.

    Pre-requisite: (CH 116 Minimum Grade of C or CH 132 Minimum Grade of C)
  • CE 580
    Steel Design
    3 cr

    Design of steel trusses, girders, building frames, and other steel structures. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 480). Fee.

    Co-requisite: CE 581
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of C or CE 385 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 581
    Steel Design Lab
    1 cr

    Application of structural steel design methods to specific cases. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 481). Fee.

    Co-requisite: CE 580
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of C and CE 385 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 582
    Timber Design
    3 cr

    This course will cover the design of timber structures. Design loads, structural behavior, properties and grades of wood will be covered. Design of beams, columns, diaphragms, shearwalls, structural glued laminated timber, and structural connections. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 482). Instructor Approval Required.

  • CE 583
    Advanced Steel Design
    3 cr

    This course covers the design of built-up members, composite beams, columns and floors. Design of advanced bolted and welded connections will also be covered. Students will use state-of-the-art software to model and design complex steel structures.

    Pre-requisite: CE 480 Minimum Grade of C or CE 481 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 584
    Advanced Structural Analysis
    3 cr

    Students will be introduced to the analysis of indeterminate structures using classical and matrix methods. Students will also be introduced to advanced structural modeling techniques using state-of-the-art software. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of C and CE 385 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 585
    Concrete Design
    3 cr

    Fundamentals of reinforced concrete analysis and design. Design of beams, one-way slabs. short columns, and single footings. Calculations of cracking and deflection of beams. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 485). Fee.

    Co-requisite: CE 586
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of C or CE 385 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 586
    Concrete Design Lab
    1 cr

    Integrated reinforced concrete design problems similar to those found in practice will be presented. Students will solve similar problems in class during the lab period. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 486). Fee.

    Co-requisite: CE 585
    Pre-requisite: CE 384 Minimum Grade of C and CE 385 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 587
    Advanced Concrete Design
    3 cr

    Students will be introduced to the analysis and design of reinforced concrete footings, retaining walls, two-way floor systems, long columns, beams subjected to torsion and deep beams. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 485 Minimum Grade of C and CE 486 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 588
    Prestressed Concrete Design
    3 cr

    Students will be introduced to the concepts of prestressing, loss of prestress, design of prestressed beams, columns and slabs. Fee.

    Pre-requisite: CE 485 Minimum Grade of C and CE 486 Minimum Grade of C
  • CE 590
    Special Topics -
    1 TO 4 cr

    Topics of current civil engineering interest.

  • CE 592
    Directed Independent Study -
    1 TO 3 cr

    Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, of a topic from the field of Civil Engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Requires Instructor Permission. Fee.

  • CE 594
    Projects in Civil Engineering
    1 TO 3 cr

    May be repeated for credit. Requires approved proposal and consent of director of engineering graduate studies. Fee.

  • CE 599
    Thesis
    1 TO 6 cr

    Thesis research. May be taken more than once. Requires approved prospectus. Fee.