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2010. Civil and Environmental Engineering Professional Issues Seminar

Zero credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Issues in the practice of Civil & 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. This course may be repeated. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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2110. Applied Mechanics I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 1132Q

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2120. Applied Mechanics II

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: CE 2110; MATH 2110 or 2130.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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2193. International Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special civil engineering topics taken in a foreign study program. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.

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2210. Decision Analysis in Civil & Environmental Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MATH 1132. Not open to students who have passed CE 2211, 2251, or ENVE 2251.

Grading Basis: Graded

Time value of money. Evaluation of alternative projects. Fundamentals of probability theory and statistics.Hypothesis testing, linear and multiple regression. SM-2/25/13

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2211. Engineering Economics I

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to CE and ENVE majors. Not open for credit to students who have taken CE 2210 or CE 3220 or ENVE 2330.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2251. Probability and Statistics in Civil and Environmental Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: MATH 1121 or 1131. Not open for credit to students who have passed CE 2210 or CE 3220 or CE 4210 or ENVE 2330.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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2310. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals

Also offered as: ENVE 2310

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1128 or 1148

Grading Basis: Graded

Concepts from 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.

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2410. Introduction to Geospatial Analysis and Measurement

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: MATH 1060 or 1131.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2411. Introduction to Computer Aided Design

Also offered as: ENVE 2411

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Enrollment in the School of Engineering; this course and CE 2410 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to computer-aided design and drawing, emphasizing applications in civil and environmental engineering and landscape design. Introduction to fundamental CAD concepts and techniques, such as drawing commands, dimensioning, layers, editing techniques, and plotting, and additional software packages to create planimetric and topographic maps. Related topics include scale, coordinate geometry, and terrain representation.

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2412. Geomatics Field Methods

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2411; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Not open for credit to students who have passed CE 2410.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to field-based data measurement applications in civil and environmental engineering; Provides first-hand experience using data collecting technologies (e.g., Total Station, data collector, GPS, automatic levels) and applying basic geomatics principles to determine the positions of geospatial features; Introduces use of CAD and GIS software to visualize geospatial data.

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2500. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Also offered as: GEOG 2500

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2710. Transportation Engineering and Planning

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: PHYS 1201 or 1401 or 1501. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 2251 or STAT 1100Q. Recommended preparation: CE 2410

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3110. Mechanics of Materials

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2110; enrollment in School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3120. Fluid Mechanics

Also offered as: ENVE 3120

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2110; MATH 2110; MATH 2410; enrollment in School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 2120. This course and ME 3250 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3220. Principles of Construction I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2251. Not open for credit to students who have passed CE 4220.

Grading Basis: Graded

Concepts and techniques of construction, including construction process and procedures, contracts and delivery methods, scheduling, cost estimation, project control, project change management, and construction safety issues.

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3251. Civil and Environmental Engineering Applications of Probability and Statistics

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: STAT 1100; open only to CE and ENVE majors. This course and CE 2251 or ENVE 2251 may not both be taken for credit. Recommended preparation: MATH 1121 or 1131 or 1151

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3510. Soil Mechanics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3110, which can be taken concurrently; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 3120.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3520. Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3110 and CE 3510, which may be taken concurrently; enrollment in School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3530. Engineering and Environmental Geology

Also offered as: ENVE 3530, GSCI 3710

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: GSCI 1050 or 1051.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of geological principles to engineering and environmental problems. Topics include site investigation, geologic hazards, slope processes, earthquakes, subsidence, and the engineering properties of geologic materials. Course intended for both geoscience and engineering majors. CLAS-10/14/08; EG-9/26/08

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3610. Basic Structural Analysis

3.00 credits

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

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3630. Design of Steel Structures

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3610; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3640. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3610; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3995. Special Topics in Civil Engineering

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Announced separately for each course; enrollment in School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom or laboratory courses as announced for each semester. For independent study see Civil Engineering 4999. Course may be repeated for credit.

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3997. Directed Research in Civil Engineering

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individualized or group research conducted under the supervision of the instructor.

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4210. Operations Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2251; MATH 2110; and enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4220. Principles of Construction II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3220

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4410. Computer Aided Site Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2410 or CE 2411 or ENVE 2411; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Recommended preparation: CE 2710

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4510. Foundation Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3510; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4530. Geoenvironmental Engineering

Also offered as: ENVE 4530

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3510 or ENVE 3530 or NRE 4135; open to juniors or higher in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4541. Advanced Soil Mechanics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3510 or equivalent; enrollment in the School of Engineering. Not open for credit for students who have passed CE 5541.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4542. Earthquake Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3510 and 3610. Recommended preparation: CE/ENVE 3530/GSCI 3710. Not open for credit for students who have passed CE 5542.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4570. Bituminous Materials

3.00 credits

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

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4610. Advanced Structural Analysis

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3610; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4710. Case Studies in Transportation Engineering

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2710; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4720. Street and Highway Design

3.00 credits

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

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4730. Transportation Planning

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2211,CE 2251, and CE 2710; enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 5730 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4740. Traffic Engineering Characteristics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2210 or 2251, CE 2710; enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 5740 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4750. Pavement Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3110 and 3520; enrollment in the School of Engineering. This course and CE 5750 may not both be taken for credit.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4810. Engineering Hydrology

Also offered as: ENVE 4810

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 3120 or ENVE 3120 or CHEG 3123; enrollment in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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4896. Thesis in Civil Engineering

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to research through literature review and preparation of a research proposal, execution of the research proposal, preparation of written report and oral defense.

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4900W. Civil Engineering Projects I

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: 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 or 3800. Open only to junior and senior Civil Engineering majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4910W. Civil Engineering Projects

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. This course can be taken no sooner than the semester in which the student completes the Professional Requirements for the B.S. degree.

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4920W. Civil Engineering Projects II

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 4900W and ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Open only to junior and senior Civil Engineering majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4997. Independent Research in Civil Engineering

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to students in the School of Engineering.

Grading Basis: Graded

Independent research conducted under the supervision of the instructor.

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4999. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 - 4.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Enrollment in the School of Engineering

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge in some specialized area of civil engineering. Course may be repeated for credit.

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