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Civil Engineering (CE) Courses

CE 502 COMPUTATIONAL TECHNIQUES (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction of numerical methods to solve Civil Engineering problems with emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering problems. In-depth treatment of finite difference and integrated finite difference. Brief introduction to finite element methods and programming using MATLAB. PREREQ: CE 360, MATH 333, or PERM/ INST.

CE 510 ENGINEERING HYDROLOGY (3-0-3)(F). Integrated approach to hydrology, using the hydrologic/system or control volume as a mechanism for analyzing hydrologic problems and hydrologic processes – water cycle, atmospheric water, surface and subsurface water, hydrologic analysis and design, design storms and peak flow and design flow estimation; hydrologic design methods; snowmelt runoff and evapotranspiration. PREREQ: CE 330, MATH 275 or PERM/INST.

CE 512 (GEOS 512) HYDROGEOLOGY (3-0-3)(S). Introduction to the hydrologic cycle focusing on subsurface water and its relationship to surface water. Physics of flow through porous media, physical properties of aquifer systems, methods to determine aquifer characteristics, groundwater modeling and relationships between groundwater and streamflow. May be taken for CE or GEOS credit, but not both. PREREQ: CE 330 or ME 330 or MATH 175.

CE 520 ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESS CHEMISTRY (3-0-3)(S)(Even years). Chemical principles of water and wastewater treatment processes and reactions in receiving waters. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, acid-base equilibria, mineral precipitation/dissolution, and electrochemistry. PREREQ: CE 320 or PERM/INST.

CE 522 HAZARDOUS WASTE ENGINEERING (3-0-3)(F/S). Physical, chemical, and biological treatment of hazardous wastes. Consideration of legal and political issues. PREREQ: CHEM 112.

CE 523 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ENGINEERING (3-0-3)(F/S). Surveys the sources, fates, effects and control of air pollutants. Covers industrial, agricultural, and municipal contributions to acid rain, smog, and toxic air pollutants in fish and humans. Students demonstrate skill in the use of mathematical and computer predictions for the fate of air pollutants in the design of air pollution control systems and communicate engineering concepts in oral presentations and in writing. PREREQ: CE 320 or PERM/ INST.

CE 524 WATER TREATMENT DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Theoretical and practical engineering aspects of advanced chemical and physical phenomena and processes applicable to the design for removal of impurities from ground and surface water sources, including experimental problem analysis, conveyance systems and optimal treatment solution reporting. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

CE 525 WASTEWATER TREATMENT DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Theoretical and practical engineering aspects of advanced chemical, physical and biological phenomena and processes applicable to the design for removal of impurities from wastewater and industrial wastes and to their transformation in receiving waters, including experimental problem analysis, collection system conveyance and optimal treatment solution reporting. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

CE 526 (GEOS 526) AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY (3-0-3)(F/S). Basic tools and topics of aqueous geochemistry with an emphasis on low temperature processes in natural waters. Essentials of thermodynamics, kinetics, aqueous speciation, mineral-water interaction, and elemental cycling in the context of surficial earth processes and environmental challenges. May be taken for CE or GEOS credit, but not both. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

CE 536 HYDRAULICS (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Applied principles of fluid mechanics, pipe flow, open channel flow, flow nets, and hydraulic machinery. Design. PREREQ: CE 330 or ME 330.

CE 537 GIS IN WATER RESOURCES (3-0-3)(F/S)(Odd years). Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in pre- and post-processing of model inputs and outputs, digital elevation models, flow direction and flow accumulation, spatial analysis and interpretation, Model Builder, data model, tools, functionality and examples of real-world water and natural resource problems and integration of external models (e.g. SWAT). PREREQ: CE 416, GEOG 360, or PERM/INST.

CE 538 WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING (2-3-3)(F/S). Flood frequency analysis, reservoir characteristics and design, open channel flow applications, water project design, model studies, pump and turbine hydraulics and other water resources engineering topics. PREREQ: CE 330 or ME 330.

CE 540 PAVEMENT ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Pavement design processes, materials selection and characterization methods, analysis and design of flexible pavements, analysis and design of rigid concrete pavements, pavement condition survey and ratings, distress evaluation, and maintenance and rehabilitation techniques. PREREQ: CE 340 and CE 370, or PERM/INST.

CE 542 MICROSTRUCTURE, PROPERTIES, AND PERFORMANCE OF CONCRETE (3-0-3)(F/S). Basic properties of cements and mineral aggregates and their interactions in concrete from a microstructural perspective. Special emphasis on: properties of hydrated products and hardened concrete; modifications through admixtures; production, handling, and placement problems; specifications; quality control and acceptance testing; lightweight, heavyweight, and other special concrete mixtures. A supplemental understanding to the practical behaviors of concrete will be examined through the concrete’s microstructural characteristics. Integration of concrete’s sustainability. Project topics will include design and testing of advanced concrete concepts for durable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure. Design projects will include lifecycle analysis of concrete such as materials selection, mix design, construction, maintenance, and final disposal. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

CE 551 STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (3-0-3)(F/S). Examines free vibration and response to harmonic and general dynamic loading of the single degree of freedom system, Fourier analysis and response in the frequency domain, response spectra, framed structures modeled as discrete multi-degree-of- freedom systems, dynamic analysis of nonlinear systems. Response of structural systems to earthquake excitation. PREREQ: ME 472.

CE 552 STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN (2-3-3)(F/S). Design of steel structures, such as beams and columns, in accordance with latest AISC Manual of Steel Construction, LRFD edition. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 554 TIMBER DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Design of wood, and wood composite, structures and systems based on mechanical and structural characteristics and specifications. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 555 STRUCTURES II (3-0-3)(F/S). Analysis and design of structural systems. Stiffness method including the development of element properties, coordinate transformations, and global analysis theory. Three-dimensional building systems and an introduction to the Finite Element Method. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 556 MASONRY DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Design of masonry structures and systems based on mechanical and structural characteristics and specifications. PREREQ: CE 352.

CE 560 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN I (3-0-3)(F/S). Subsoil exploration and site investigation methodologies. Soil mechanics in design of earth retaining structures, shallow and deep foundations. PREREQ: CE 360 and CE 361.

CE 562 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II (3-0-3)(F/S). Application of soil mechanics in the design of embankments, slopes, and excavations. PREREQ: CE 360 and CE 361.

CE 564 SEEPAGE, DRAINAGE, FLOW NETS AND EMBANKMENTS (3-0-3) (F/S). Emphasis on the applied aspects of groundwater flow and seepage through porous media from a theoretical point of view; examination and development of governing field equations; flow net construction, modeling techniques, filter design, construction dewatering; simplified design of small earthfill dams and slope stability of embankments. PREREQ: CE 360, CE 361.

CE 566 GROUND IMPROVEMENT DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Introduction to ground improvement techniques for various problematic soils necessitated by the growing demand for construction in challenging geologies. Emphasis on understanding methods available to strengthen existing ground before recommending costly foundation designs. Exploration of pros and cons of multiple ground improvement techniques, under four, broad categories: mechanical, hydraulic, chemical/thermal, and physical. Ability to design and implement the most appropriate ground improvement technique for a given geological condition. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

CE 570 HIGHWAY SYSTEMS DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Design of urban and rural highway systems. Use of computer-aided-design software is required. PREREQ: CE 360, CE 370, or PERM/INST.

CE 572 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3-0-3)(F/S). Theory and practice of transportation planning at the metropolitan as well as regional levels. Use of software and completion of a project is required. Recent advances in transportation planning will be introduced. PREREQ: CE 370 or PERM/INST.

CE 575 TRAFFIC SYSTEMS DESIGN (3-0-3)(F/S). Design of operations, control, and management of traffic systems. Use of software and completion of a project is required. PREREQ: CE 370 or PERM/INST.

CE 623 (GEOPH 623)(GEOS 623) ADVANCED HYDROGEOLOGY (3-0-3)(F). Treatment of groundwater occurrence and flow, theory fundamental mechanisms, hydrologic parameters, flow regimes and systems, geologic controls. May be taken for credit in GEOS, GEOPH, or CE, but not for more than one department. PREREQ: MATH 275, MATH 333, and GEOS 412 or GEOS 512 or CE 412 or CE 512 or PERM/INST.

CE 624 (GEOPH 624)(GEOS 624) APPLIED HYDROGEOLOGY (3-0-3)(S). Quantitative determination of hydrologic parameter values and groundwater flow conditions. Conceptual models and geologic context, boundary condition, analytical and numerical solution techniques, measurement methods, applications to engineering and environmental problems. May be taken for credit in CE, GEOPH, or GEOS, but not for more than one department. PREREQ: CE 623 or GEOPH 623 or GEOS 623 or PERM/INST.

CE 630 (GEOS 630) VADOSE ZONE HYDROLOGY (3-0-3)(F)(Even years). Laboratory and field methods for characterizing physical and hydraulic properties of soils, solution of variably saturated flow problems using analytical and numerical techniques. Computer simulations of flow and transport in variably saturated soils. May be taken for CE or GEOS credit, but not for both. PREREQ: CE 412, GEOS 412, CE 512, or GEOS 512 or PERM/ INST.

CE 633 (GEOS 633) CONTAMINANT HYDROGEOLOGY (3-0-3)(F)(Odd years). The fate and transport of dissolved solutes and non-aqueous phase liquids in groundwater systems. Students will analyze field data and develop conceptual models for contaminated sites. The role of engineers and hydrologists in environmental litigation will be addressed through case studies. May be taken for CE or GEOS credit, but not for both. PREREQ: CE 412 or CE 512 or GEOS 412 or GEOS 512, or PERM/INST.

Refer to the University-wide Graduate Courses section in this catalog for additional course offerings.

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