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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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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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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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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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3220. Principles of Construction I

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CE 2211 and 2251. Not open for credit to students who have passed CE 4220.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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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: GSCI 3710, ENVE 3530

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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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 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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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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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 2210 or 2251, 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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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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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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4999. Independent Study for Undergraduates

1.00 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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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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