Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE)

Head of Department: Professor Amvrossios Bagtzoglou

Department Office: Room 302, F.L. Castleman Bldg.

For major requirements, see the School of Engineering section of this Catalog.

Courses in Applied Mechanics are listed as CE 2110, 2120, 3110, and 3120.

2010. Civil and Environmental Engineering Professional Issues Seminar

No credits. One 1-hour period. May be repeated. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Issues in the practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering: professional ethics, law/contracts, insurance/liability, global/societal issues (e.g., sustainable development, product life cycle), management, business, public policy, leadership, construction management and professional development and licensure.

2110. Applied Mechanics I

Three credits. Prerequisite: MATH1132Q.

Fundamentals of statics using vector methods. Resolution and composition of forces; equilibrium of force systems; analysis of forces acting on structures and machines; centroids; moment of inertia.

2120. Applied Mechanics II

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 2110 and MATH 2110Q or MATH 2130Q. May be repeated for credit.

Fundamentals of dynamics using vector methods. Rectilinear and curvilinear motion, translation, rotation, plane motion; work, energy and power; impulse and momentum.

2210. Decision Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Three credits. Prerequisite: MATH 1132Q. May not be taken for credit if the student has passed CE 2251, 2211 or ENVE 2251.

Time value of money. Evaluation of alternative projects. Fundamentals of probability theory and statistics. Hypothesis testing, linear and multiple regression.

2211. Engineering Economics I

One credit. Prerequisite: Open only to Civil and Environmental Engineering majors, instructor consent. Not open for credit to students who have passed CE 2210 or ENVE 2330.

Time value of money. Simple, compound, nominal, and effective interest rate. Present, future, and annual worth methods. Single payment, annuity series, gradient series. Rate of return method. Evaluation of alternative projects.

2251. Probability and Statistics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Three credits. Recommended preparation: MATH 1131Q or 1151Q. Not open for credit to students who have passed CE 2210 or ENVE 2251 or 2330.

Fundamentals of probability theory and statistics. Hypothesis testing, linear and multiple regression.

2310. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals

(Also offered as ENVE 2310.) Three credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 1128Q or 1148Q.

Concepts of aqueous chemistry, biology, and physics applied in a quantitative manner to environmental problems and solutions. Mass and energy balances, chemical reaction engineering. Quantitative and fundamental description of water and air pollution problems. Environmental regulations and policy, pollution prevention, risk assessment. Written and oral reports.

2410. Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Measurement

Four credits. Three lecture periods and one 3-hour Laboratory. Recommended preparation: MATH 1060Q or 1131Q.

Elementary plane surveying, geospatial coordinate systems, error and accuracy analysis, introduction to geographic information systems, theory and uses of global positioning systems, introduction to land-surface remote sensing in the context of civil and environmental engineering.

2500. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

(Also offered as GEOG 2500.) Four credits. One 2-hour lecture and two 2-hour laboratory periods.

Fundamental principles of geographic information systems (GIS). Topics include history of the field, components of a GIS, the nature and characteristics of spatial data, methods of data capture and sources of data, database models, review of typical GIS operations and applications. Laboratory exercises provide experience with common computer-based systems.

2710. Transportation Engineering and Planning

Three credits. Prerequisite: PHYS 1201 or 1401 or  1501. Recommended preparation: CE 2410.

Design of transportation facilities. Traffic flow and capacity analysis. Travel demand analysis and planning methods.

3110. Mechanics of Materials

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 2110; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Simple and combined stress, torsion, flexure and deflection of beams, continuous and restrained beams, combined axial and bending loads, columns.

3120. Fluid Mechanics

(Also offered as ENVE 3120.) Four credits. Three class periods and one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 2110; MATH 2110Q and 2410Q; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 2120. This course and ME 3250 may not both be taken for credit.

Statics of fluids, analysis of fluid flow using principles of mass, momentum and energy conservation from a differential and control volume approach. Dimensional analysis. Application to pipe flow and open channel flow. Laboratory activities and written lab reports.

3220. Principles of Construction I

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 2211 and 2251.

Introduction to construction methods and practices. Cost estimation and life-cycle cost analysis. Introduction to project scheduling.

3251. Civil and Environmental Engineering Applications of Probability and Statistics

One credit. Prerequisite: STAT 1100. Recommended Preparation: MATH 1121Q or 1131Q or 1151Q. This course and CE 2251 or ENVE 2251 may not both be taken for credit. Open only to Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors.

Multiple regression. Analysis of variance. Student project applying probability or statistics in a civil or environmental engineering context.

3510. Soil Mechanics

Three credits. Three class periods. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3110; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 3120.

Fundamentals of soil behavior and its use as a construction material. Effective stress principle, seepage and flow nets, consolidation, shear strength, limit equilibrium analysis.

3520. Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory

Three credits. One class period and one 3-hour laboratory. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3110 and 3510; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Engineering properties of steel, sieve and hydrometer analysis, properties and performance of soil, Portland cement concrete, bituminous cement concrete, and timber; laboratory measurement of properties; interpretation of results. Written reports. A fee of $17 is charged for this course.

3530. Engineering and Environmental Geology

(Also offered as GSCI 3710 and ENVE 3530.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: GSCI 1050 or 1051.

Application of geological principles to engineering and environmental problems. Topics include site investigations, geologic hazards, slope processes, earthquakes, subsidence, and the engineering properties of geologic materials. Course intended for both geoscience and engineering majors.

3610. Basic Structural Analysis

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3110; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Analysis of statistically determinate structures; influence lines; deflection of trusses, beams, and frames; introduction to indeterminate analysis using consistent deformation and moment distribution; computer programming.

3630. Design of Steel Structures

Four credits. Prerequisite: CE 3610; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Steel material and structural shapes; LRFD and ASD design philosophies; design of steel members for tension, compression, bending, and combined effects of axial forces and bending moments; design of simple connections; design project.

3640. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Four credits. Prerequisite: CE 3610; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Loads; design philosophies, current design codes to analyze and design reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, foundations for flexure, shear, axial loads and torsion; serviceability considerations; applications to buildings, design project.

3995. Special Topics in Civil Engineering

Semester, credits, and hours by arrangement or as announced. Prerequisite and/or consent: Announced separately for each course; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Course may be repeated for credit.

Classroom or laboratory courses as announced for each semester. For independent study see CE 4999.

4210. Operations Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Three credits. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CE 2251; MATH 2110Q; and enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Critical path method for scheduling and managing engineering project tasks. Resource allocation subject to constraints. Facility location problems. One and two-phase simplex method for linear programming. Optimization of non-linear problems. Introduction to integer programming and network flow problems.

4220. Principles of Construction II

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 3220.

Advanced construction methods and practices. Project and contract management principles. Data applications for construction and building information modeling. Advanced project scheduling and risk analysis.

4410. Computer Aided Site Design

Three credits. Two lecture periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 2410; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 2710.

Roadway and street network design and site development using computer software, including grading and earthwork, runoff and drainage structures.

4510. Foundation Design

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 3510; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Application of soil properties to design of foundations, retaining structures, excavation drainage, shallow footings, deep foundations, specifications, subsurface exploration.

4530. Geoenvironmental Engineering

(Also offered as ENVE 4530.) Three credits. Prerequisite: CE/ENVE 2310; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Principles of solid waste management; design of landfills and waste containment systems; compacted clay liners and slurry walls; overview of soil remediation techniques.

4541. Advanced Soil Mechanics

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 3510 or equivalent; enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 5541 may not both be taken for credit.

Introduction of soil as a multi-phase material; stress and strain analysis in soil; soil compression and consolidation; shear strength of sand and clay; critical state soil mechanics; advanced topics in complex constitutive relationships; introduction to fracture mechanics.

4542. Earthquake Engineering

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3510 and 3610. Recommended preparation: CE/ENVE 3530/GSCI 3710. This course and CE 5542 may not both be taken for credit.

Global tectonics and earthquake sources, seismic wave propagation, strong ground motion analysis, seismic hazards, site effects and liquefaction, seismic load to slopes, retaining structures and foundations, structure response to dynamic loads.

4570. Bituminous Materials

Three credits. Lecture. Prerequisites: CE 3510 and CE 3520. This course and CE 5570 may not both be taken for credit; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Properties, performance and design of bituminous materials for highway and airport paving; physical and chemical properties of binders; testing methods; specifications; production and construction.

4610. Advanced Structural Analysis

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 3610; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Analysis of indeterminate structures using force method and moment distribution method, matrix analysis of truss, beam, and frame structures using computer programming and graphical finite element software, particle dynamics, introduction of dynamic analysis of single degree of freedom structures under various loads.

4710. Case Studies in Transportation Engineering

(Also offered as CE 5710.) Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 2710; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Analysis of case studies in transportation and urban planning and design. Application of transportation engineering and planning skills. Oral and written group reports, group discussions, individual written papers.

4720. Street and Highway Design

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 2710; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 4410. This course and CE 5720 may not both be taken for credit.

History of street and highway design; land-use context, street design data collection and analysis, speed, safety and street network characterization; pedestrian and bikers in design, cross-section and alignment design.

4730. Transportation Planning

Three credits. Prerequisites: CE 2210 and CE 2710; enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 5730 may not both be taken for credit.

Transportation economics, urban transportation planning process, evaluation of transportation improvements, transportation systems management.

4740. Traffic Engineering Characteristics

Three credits. Recommended preparation: CE 2210 and CE 2710; enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 5740 may not both be taken for credit.

Relationships among traffic flow characteristics; microscopic and macroscopic representations of traffic flow; capacity and level of service of highways; traffic stream models; shock wave analysis.

4750. Pavement Design

Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 3110 and CE 3520; enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 5580 may not both be taken for credit.

Analysis and design of flexible and rigid pavements; testing and characterization of paving materials.

4810. Engineering Hydrology

(Also offered as ENVE 4810.) Three credits. Prerequisite: CE 3120 or CHEG 3123; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, interception, depression storage, infiltration, evapotranspiration, overland flow, snow hydrology, groundwater and streamflow processes. Stream hydrographs and flood routing. Hydrologic modeling and design. Computer applications. Design project.

4900W. Civil Engineering Projects I

Two credits. Two 3-hour discussion periods. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CE 2210; CE 2410; CE 2710; CE 3110; CE 3510; ENVE 2310; and ENVE 3120; Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to junior and senior Civil Engineering majors.

Issues in the practice of civil and environmental engineering: management, business, public policy, leadership, importance of professional licensure, professional ethics, procurement of work, law/contracts, insurance/liability, global/societal issues (e.g., sustainable development, product life cycle), and construction management. Students working singly or in groups prepare proposals for civil engineering design projects, oral presentation and written reports.

4910W. Civil Engineering Projects

Three credits. Two 3-hour laboratory periods. Prerequisite: Departmental consent required; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. This course can be taken no sooner than the semester in which the student completes the Professional Requirements for the B.S. degree.

Design of Civil Engineering Projects. Students working singly or in groups produce solutions to Civil Engineering design projects from first concepts through preliminary proposals, sketches, cost estimations, design, evaluation, oral presentation and written reports.

4920W. Civil Engineering Projects II

Two credits. Two 3-hour discussion periods. Prerequisite: CE 4900W and ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to junior and senior Civil Engineering majors.

Design of civil engineering projects. Students working singly or in groups implement previously developed proposals for civil engineering design projects from first concepts through preliminary proposals, sketches, cost estimations, design, evaluation, consideration of realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability, oral presentation and written reports.

4999. Independent Study for Undergraduates

Credits by arrangement, not to exceed 4 per semester. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of supervising instructor; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Course may be repeated for credit.

Designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized area of civil engineering.

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