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USA Undergraduate/Graduate Bulletin 2014-2015

CIVIL ENGINEERING (CE)

CE 102     Introduction to Civil Engineering    2 cr    

Introduction to the issues facing today's Civil Engineers. Students will learn the basic techniques of working in teams. Computer aided design and applications using spreadsheets in Civil Engineering will be introduced. Laptop computer required. Pre-requisite: None. Fee.   

CE 204    Surveying Fundamentals    3 cr   

Applications of fundamental surveying techniques. Students will be introduced to the applications of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Civil Engineering. Pre-requisites: CE 102 and one of the following: math placement score of 85 or MA 113 or MA 115 or MA 125. Co-requisite: CE 205.   

CE 205    Surveying Fundamentals Lab    1 cr   

Students will collect field data using state-of-the-art surveying and GPS equipment. Collected data will be used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Pre-requisites: CE 102 and one of the following: math placement score of 85 or MA 113 or MA 115 or MA 125. Co-requisite: CE 204. Fee.   

CE 314     Civil Engineering Materials     3 cr   

Study of engineering properties of materials used in civil engineering including steel, concrete, asphalt, and timber. Pre-requisite: CH 132, EG 315. Co-requisite: CE 315. Fee.   

CE 315    Civil Engineering Materials Lab (W)     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. Pre-requisite: CH 132. Co-requisite: CE 314. Fee.   

CE 340    Soil Mechanics     3 cr   

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics. Soil identification and engineering properties of soils. Analysis of elementary geohydraulics and geomechanics problems. Pre-requisites: EG 315, EG 360. Fee.   
CE 341    Geotechnical Laboratory (W)    1 cr   
Soil identification and classification: experimental measurement of soil properties and technical reporting. Pre-requisites: EH 102. Co-requisite: CE 340. Fee.   

CE 352    Transportation Engineering    3 cr   

Principles of transportation engineering with emphasis on highways and traffic. Pre-requisites: CE 204, CE 205. Fee.   

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 and closed-conduit flow, hydraulic structures, hydraulic machinery, and groundwater flow. Pre-requisite: EG 360.    

CE 367    Hydraulics Laboratory (W)    1 cr   

Laboratory and field measurement of fluid and flow properties: hydraulic laboratory practice and model simulation techniques. Pre-requisite: EG 360. Co-requisite: CE 360. Fee.   

CE 370    Introduction to Environmental Engineering     3 cr   

Introduction to the fundamentals of water quality characterization, water pollution hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and waste minimization and control. Pre-requisites: CH 132, MA 238. Co-requisite: CE 374. Fee.   

CE 374    Introduction to Environmental Engineering 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. Pre-requisites: CH 132, MA 238. Co-requisite: CE 370. Fee.   

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. Pre-requisite: EG 315. Co-requisite: CE 385. Fee.   

CE 385    Structural Analysis Lab    1 cr   

Modeling and analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures. Use of state-of-the-art structural analysis software. Pre-requisite: EG 315. Co-requisite: CE 384. Fee.    
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. (PCS or instructor permission). Fee.    

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. A senior capstone course. Pre-requisite: Must have completed or be enrolled in 3 of the 6 following courses - CE 352, CE 443, CE 460, CE 470 and CE 480 or CE 485. Fee.   

CE 432     Civil Engineering Design II     3(1) 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. Pre-requisite: CE 431. Fee.    

CE 442    

Foundation Engineering

3 cr   

Principles of foundation analysis, design and construction in engineering practice. Pre-requisite: CE 443. Fee.   

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. Co-requisite: CE 441. Fee.   
CE 452     Transportation Geometric Design     3 cr    
This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic principles and techniques of highway design, including route-layout, alignment and intersection design, and earthwork evaluation. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art computer tools to generate and analyze designs. Pre-requisite: CE 352. Fee.    
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.    

CE 466    Coastal and Harbor Engineering     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. Fee.   

CE 470     Water and Wastewater Treatment 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. Pre-requisites: CE 360, CE 370, CE 374. Co-requisite: CE 471. Fee.   

CE 471    Water and Wastewater Treatment 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. Pre-requisites: CE 360, CE 370, CE 374. Co-requisite: CE 470. Fee.   

CE 474     Industrial Waste Treatment    3 cr   

Topics in Industrial Waste Treatment unit processes and their design, including those addressing waste water treatment, air pollution control, solid waste, and hazardous waste management. Pre-requisite: CE 470 or instructor approval. Fee.   

CE 480     Design of Steel Structures    3 cr   

Design of steel trusses, girders, building frames, and other steel structures. Pre-requisite: CE 384. Co-requisite: CE 481. Fee.   

CE 481     Steel Design Laboratory     1 cr   

Application of structural steel design methods to specific cases. Pre-requisite: CE 384. Co-requisite: CE 480. Fee.   

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. Pre-requisite: CE 384. Co-requisite: CE 486. Fee.   

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. Pre-requisite: CE 384. Co-requisite: CE 485. Fee.   

CE 490    Special Topics    1-4 cr   

Topics of current civil engineering interest. Fee.   

CE 494     Directed Independent Study    1-4 cr   

Directed study, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, or a topic from the field of civil engineering not offered in a regularly scheduled course. Requires department chair permission. Pre-requisite: Senior Status. Fee.   

CE 499    Senior Honors Project (H)     3 cr   

Under the advice and guidance of a faulty 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. Pre-requisites: Completion of the most advanced required course in the subdiscipline of the project (CE 443, CE 352, CE 460, CE 470 or CE 384) plus completion of an approved project prospectus. Fee.   

CE 501     Introduction to the Coastal Design Environment    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 circulation and mixing, coastal groundwater levels and flow, coastal sediment transport, and hurricane winds. Fee.    

CE 502    Introduction to Civil Engineering Design in the     3 cr   
Coastal Environment   

An introduction to the design of civil engineering infrastructure in the coastal environment. This includes an overview and design of beaches, seawalls, revetments, piers, jetties, constructed wetlands, coastal bridges and roadways, building, sewer outfalls and other environmental protection devices. This will include coastal regulatory policies. Pre-requisite: CE 501. Fee.   

CE 510     Construction Engineering     3 cr   

An introduction to the construction industry and the role of civil engineering in construction. Construction engineering methods including preparations of cost estimates, critical path scheduling and resource allocation. Instructor permission. Fee.    
CE 540     Advanced Soil Mechanics     3 cr    
Shearing strength and deformation behavior of soils with applications to retraining 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 or equivalent. Fee.    
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 foundation systems. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 442). Pre-requisite: CE 441, CE 443 or Instructor Permission. Fee.    

CE 547     Ground Water     3 cr   

Principals of fluid flow through porous media. Well hydraulics. Ground water contamination, including principals that govern fate, transport, and remediation. Pre-requisites: CE 340, CE 470. Fee.   
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 or equivalent. Fee.    
CE 552     Transportation Geometric Design     3 cr    
This course will provide students with an understanding of the basic principles and techniques of highway design, including route-layout, alignment and intersection design, and earthwork evaluation. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art computer tools to generate and analyze designs. This course is dually listed with an equivalent 400 level course (CE 452). Pre-requisite: CE 352 or equivalent, or Instructor Permission. Fee.    
CE 553     Transportation Systems Evaluation     3 cr    
This course will focus on concepts and principles of transportation economic analysis, transportation costs and benefits, user and nonuse consequences, methods of evaluation of plans and projects, environmental impact assessments, and transportation programming and management. Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor. Fee.    
CE 560     Coastal Hydrodynamics     3 cr    
Theory and analysis of advanced coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics. Topics include wave mechanics, tidal dynamics, coastal and estuarine circulation, and transport and mixing in coastal waters. Pre-requisite: CE 501.    
CE 563     Numerical Modeling of Coastal Hydrodynamics     3 cr    
Theory and application of numerical models to coastal hydrodynamics. Topics include an overview of numerical simulation techniques, wave transformation processes, engineering wave models, principles of circulation, and advanced circulation models. Pre-requisite: CE 501.    
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). Pre-requisite: CE 460, CE 501 or Instructor Permission. Fee.    
CE 571     Biological Wastewater Treatment     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-requisites: CE 470 or equivalent. Fee.    
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 or equivalent. Fee.    
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). Pre-requisite: CE 470 or Instructor Permission. Fee.    
CE 579     Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering     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 dually listed with CE 370. Fee.    
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). Pre-requisite: CE 384, CE 385, or Instructor Permission. Fee.    
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). Pre-requisite: CE 384, CE 385, or Instructor Permission. Fee.    
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, CE 481 or Equivalent. Fee.    
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. Pre-requisite: CE 384, CE 385 or Equivalent. Fee.    
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). Pre-requisite: CE 384, CE 385, or Instructor Permission. Fee.    
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 a 400 level course (CE 486). Pre-requisite: CE 384, CE 385, or Instructor Permission. Fee.    

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. Pre-requisites: CE 485, CE 486, or equivalent. Fee.    
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. Pre-requisite: CE 485, CE 486 or Equivalent. Fee.    
CE 590     Special Topics     1 - 4 cr    
Topics of current civil engineering interest. Fee.    
CE 592     Directed Independent Study     1-3 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. Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor. Fee.    
CE 594     Projects in Civil Engineering     1-3 cr    
May be repeated for credit. Pre-requisite: Approved proposal and consent of director of engineering graduate studies. Fee.    
CE 599     Thesis    1-6 cr    
Thesis research. May be taken more than once. Pre-requisite: Approved prospectus. Fee.    
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering

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