Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Civil engineering (CE) is the oldest engineering program at KU. The first graduating class in 1873 included a civil engineer. Civil engineers design roads, water systems, bridges, dams, and other structures, providing nearly all the infrastructure needed by modern society. Civil engineers were the first engineers to address environmental issues and are the lead engineering discipline in treating water supplies to protect public health. In recognition of the significant issues concerning the environment, the department name was changed in 1992 to civil and environmental engineering.

Architectural engineering (ARCE) combines study in architecture with engineering science and design courses in structures, illumination, power, mechanical, energy, and construction to prepare students for building design projects of all kinds. KU's B.S. degree program in architectural engineering was established in 1912. The first female graduate of the School of Engineering was an architectural engineering major. Architectural engineering merged with civil and environmental engineering in 2001 to form the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering (CEAE).

Mission

CEAE’s mission is to provide students with an outstanding engineering education and be a leader in research and service. This mission is supported by the following three goals:

  1. Prepare students for productive engineering careers
  2. Maintain and grow strong research programs
  3. Serve the profession

Undergraduate Programs

Civil, environmental, and architectural engineering offers undergraduate degree programs in both civil engineering and architectural engineering. Each bachelor of science program is EAC/ABET-accredited (www.abet.org). The B.S. in civil engineering is a 4-year, 132-hour degree. The B.S. in architectural engineering is a 4-year, 128-hour program.

Students in civil engineering can identify either civil or environmental engineering as their concentration. Students in architectural engineering can specialize in one of four areas of emphasis: mechanical/energy systems, lighting/electrical systems, building structures, or construction, or a hybrid such as pre-architecture, sustainable buildings, acoustics, or fire protection.

Both degree programs require a student to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination, part of the process toward registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.), to graduate. To help students complete their degrees efficiently and to aid with professional development, all undergraduates in CEAE have individual faculty members as their academic advisors.

Graduate Programs

The department offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

  • Master of Science in Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Civil Engineering
  • Master of Construction Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science

An ABET-accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering, or the equivalent from abroad, is required for admission to the graduate degree programs in civil, environmental and architectural engineering. The graduate degree programs in environmental science and construction management are intended primarily for students with baccalaureate degrees in fields other than engineering.

Graduate students in the civil engineering degree programs can specialize in structural engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, construction, or engineering mechanics.

Students in the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in architectural engineering program can specialize in mechanical/energy systems, lighting/electrical systems, building structures, or construction, or a hybrid such as sustainable buildings, acoustics, or fire protection. M.S. ARCE students often have bachelor degrees from other engineering disciplines.

The M.S. degree programs in civil and architectural engineering include a Design Option, which can be completed in 2 semesters of full-time study. Students in the Design Option take 4 regular academic courses each semester and work together as a consulting group on the design of a major engineering project. The Design Option is open to students in all areas of interest. Students in the Design Option must start in the fall semester and complete 15 credit hours, including the design project, in the fall and spring semesters.

The Master of Civil Engineering degree provides a coursework-only option for working professionals who do not need the research component of the M.S. degrees.  The M.C.E. degree may be completed by taking courses offered during evening hours.

The interdisciplinary Master of Science degree in environmental science is intended primarily for students with baccalaureate degrees in fields other than engineering.

The Master of Construction Management is a professional non-thesis degree for part-time or full-time students.  Graduate courses in construction management (CMGT) are taught in the evening.

The department’s doctoral degrees are the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in civil engineering, environmental engineering, and environmental science.  Most doctoral students hold M.S. degrees, but direct admission to a doctoral program is possible for especially well-qualified engineering B.S. holders.

Courses

ARCE 101. Introduction to Architectural Engineering. 2 Hours.

An introduction to the study of and careers in architectural engineering. Topics include problem solving and study skills, the building design and construction process, design documents, and professional practice issues such as licensing requirements and ethics. LEC.

ARCE 217. Computer-Assisted Building Design. 3 Hours.

Introduction to computer-aided design (CAD) tools for architectural engineering practice. The course covers building information modeling (BIM) including object-oriented 3D modeling, databases, virtual walkthroughs, basic customization, and creating BIM families. Prerequisite: ARCE 101 and MATH 104, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 350. Building Materials Science. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the structural, thermal, electrical, and optical properties of building materials. Manufacturing, testing, integration, and specification of materials with emphasis on commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 and CHEM 130 or CHEM 150, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 390. Special Problems. 1-3 Hours.

Special problems in architectural engineering. The study of a particular problem involving individual research and report. Prerequisite: Students must submit, in writing, a proposal including a statement of the problem the student wishes to pursue, the methodology the student plans to use in the program, and objectives of the special problems. The student must also have a signed agreement with the faculty member proposed as instructor for the course. Consent of the instructor. IND.

ARCE 640. Power Systems Engineering I. 3 Hours.

This course introduces the design of commercial and industrial power systems. Emphasis is placed on the proper selection, specification, and installation of materials and equipment that comprise commercial and industrial power systems. This course covers the application of materials and equipment in accordance with industry standards, independent laboratory testing, and the National Electrical Code. Prerequisite: EECS 315 or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 641. Power Systems Engineering II. 3 Hours.

A continuation of ARCE 640 that integrates system components into functional, safe, and reliable power distribution systems for commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) facilities. Service entrance design, distribution system layout and reliability, emergency and standby power system design, medium-voltage distribution systems, symmetrical fault analysis, and special equipment and occupancies . (Same as EECS 441.) Prerequisite: ARCE 640, or EECS 212 and Upper-Level EECS Eligibility. LEC.

ARCE 642. Power System Protection. 3 Hours.

This course introduces techniques and methods used to analyze and predict the performance of commercial and industrial power systems and equipment under balanced and unbalanced fault conditions. Emphasis is placed on the selection, application, and coordination of protective devices to detect and clear power system faults in a safe and reliable manner. Prerequisite: ARCE 640 or EECS 212 or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 644. Electric Machines and Drives. 3 Hours.

Introduction to electric machine theory, operation, and control. Electric machine covered include DC generators and motors, AC synchronous generators and motors, AC induction generators and motors, as well as fractional horsepower and special purpose motors. Motor starting and controls for both DC and AC machines are also covered including as introduction to power electronics and variable frequency drives (VFD). (Same as EECS 544.) Prerequisite: ARCE 640, or EECS 212 and Upper-Level EECS Eligibility. LEC.

ARCE 645. Electric Energy Production and Storage. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the design of utility scale and small scale (distributed generation) electric energy production and storage systems. This course addresses the technical, operational, economic, and environmental characteristics associated with both traditional and nontraditional electric energy production systems along with associated grid integration, energy delivery, and regulatory issues. Traditional energy production systems covered include fossil fuel, hydroelectric, and nuclear power plants. Non-traditional energy productions systems covered include fuel cells, photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), wind, geothermal, and other emerging technologies. (Same as EECS 545.) Prerequisite: ARCE 640, or EECS 212 and Upper-Level EECS Eligibility . LEC.

ARCE 647. Power System Analysis I. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the analysis of commercial, industrial, and utility power systems. Emphasis is placed on modeling system components which include transmission and distribution lines, transformers, induction machines, and synchronous machines and the development of a power system model for analysis from these components. System modeling will be applied to short-circuit studies and used to analyze symmetrical faults, to develop sequence networks using symmetrical components, and analyze unsymmetrical faults. (Same as EECS 547.) Prerequisite: ARCE 640, or EECS 212 and Upper-Level EECS Eligibility. LEC.

ARCE 648. Power System Analysis II. 3 Hours.

Continuation of ARCE 647 that uses power system modeling developed in ARCE 647 to analyze power system load flow, operation and economic dispatch, stability, and transient response. The impact of alternative energy sources, energy storage, DC transmission and interties, and other emerging technologies on power system operation and reliability will be addressed throughout the course. (Same as EECS 548.) Prerequisite: ARCE 647 or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 650. Illumination Engineering. 3 Hours.

Students are introduced to lighting fundamentals, measurement, and technology and to their application in the analysis and design of architectural lighting systems. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 660. Building Thermal Science. 3 Hours.

The fundamentals of moist air processes, air and moisture exchange, and building heat transfer. Determination of heating and cooling loads under steady-state and transient conditions. Prerequisite: ARCE 217, ME 312, and either ME 510, AE 345, CE 330, or C&PE 511, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 661. HVAC&R Systems Design. 3 Hours.

Analysis and design of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and systems. Prerequisite: ARCE 660 or consent of the instructor. LEC.

ARCE 662. Water Systems Design. 3 Hours.

The analysis and design of hydronic systems for buildings including piping, plumbing, pumping, and the water-side of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC). Prerequisite: ME 510, AE 345, CE 330, or C&PE 511, or consent of the instructor. LEC.

ARCE 663. Energy Management. 3 Hours.

Energy usage in commercial buildings and industry, energy auditing methodology, utility analysis, management measures, and economic evaluation are covered. Includes fieldwork. Prerequisite: Corequisite: ARCE 660, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 664. Fire Protection Engineering. 3 Hours.

An introduction to human response, fire science, combustion calculations, compartment fires, piping and sprinkler design, and smoke management. Analytical methods, experimental data, codes, case-studies, and videos are presented in this engineering design course. Prerequisite: ME 312 or C&PE 221, and ME 510, AE 345, CE 330, or C&PE 511, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 665. Solar Energy Systems Design. 3 Hours.

A quantitative and qualitative study of active, passive, wind, and photovoltaic energy conversion systems for buildings. Solar radiation and system performance prediction. Prerequisite: ME 312 or C&PE 221, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 675. Sound and Vibration Control. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the physics and measurement of sound, wave phenomena, acoustics, and methods of noise and excessive vibration control for various applications. Prerequisite: PHSX 212 and MATH 220 or MATH 320, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 680. Architectural Engineering Design I. 6 Hours.

Capstone engineering design course that includes the analysis, design, and integration of structural, mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems for a commercial, industrial, or institutional building. Prerequisite: CMGT 500, ARCE 640, ARCE 650, ARCE 661, CE 562, and CE 563, or consent of instructors. Fifth year senior standing in architectural engineering. LAB.

ARCE 681. Architectural Engineering Design II. 6 Hours.

Comprehensive architectural engineering design project in a specific area of professional practice. Prerequisite: ARCE 680 or consent of instructor. Fifth year senior standing in architectural engineering. LAB.

ARCE 690. Special Problems. 1-3 Hours.

The study of a particular problem in architectural engineering involving individual research and presentation. Prerequisite: Student must submit, in writing, a proposal including a statement of the problem the student wishes to pursue, the methodology the student plans to use in the program, and objectives of the special problems. The student must also have a signed agreement with the faculty member proposed as instructor for the course. Consent of instructor. IND.

ARCE 691. Honors Research. 3 Hours.

Research a particular architectural engineering problem. Research will involve defining the problem, developing a research methodology, applying the research methodology and gathering data, analyzing and interpreting the data, and presenting the results of the research. The student must have a faculty sponsor and submit a proposal in writing stating the objective of the research, the planned research method that will be used, and the method of reporting the results. Prerequisite: Participation in the University Honors Program, consent of instructor, and approval of the chair are required. LEC.

ARCE 698. Comprehensive Design Project. 3 Hours.

Capstone architectural engineering design course that includes the analysis, design, and integration of a building's structural, mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems. Building codes, standards, performance, and sustainability are addressed, and BIM software utilized. Prerequisite: CMGT 357, CMGT 500, ARCE 640, ARCE 650, ARCE 661, and CE 562. LAB.

ARCE 700. Directed Readings in Architectural Engineering. 1-3 Hours.

Individual study of special topics and problems. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Student must submit, in writing, a proposal including a statement of the problem the student wishes to pursue and a bibliography of the articles and books required to complete the project. The student must also have a signed agreement with the faculty member proposed as instructor for the course. Consent of instructor. RSH.

ARCE 750. Daylighting. 3 Hours.

This course will cover daylighting design concepts, solar position, daylight availability, sky luminance distribution models, daylight delivery methods, integration of daylighting and electric lighting controls, physical modeling, and computer analysis techniques. Prerequisite: PHSX 212, or ARCH 531, or consent of instructor LEC.

ARCE 751. Advnaced Lighting Design. 3 Hours.

Advanced analysis, design, and modeling of luminous environments. It covers impact of lighting on human perception and interaction with space, human factors in lighting, camera-aided light measurement technologies, advanced computer-aided lighting simulations, effective and efficient integration of natural and artificial lighting, modeling and analysis of light sources and spaces, simulation of lighting systems, and design of lighting control systems. Prerequisite: ARCE 217 and ARCE 650 or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 752. Lighting Measurement and Design. 3 Hours.

This course will cover conventional lighting and solid-state lighting measurement, daylighting measurement, camera-aided lighting measurement technologies and applications, and design and development of custom luminaries in an LED workshop and innovative daylighting devices. Prerequisite: ARCE 650, or consent of instructor LEC.

ARCE 760. Automatic Controls for Building Mechanical Systems. 3 Hours.

An introduction to controls for building mechanical systems. Discussions of the theory, design, and equipment used for control systems. The benefits of pneumatic, electrical, and electronic (DDC) controls will be examined. Prerequisite: ARCE 660 or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 764. Advanced Thermal Analysis of Buildings. 3 Hours.

Manual and computational methods for determining steady-state and transient thermal loads in buildings. Advanced analysis of energy consumption given choices in building materials and mechanical systems. Prerequisite: ARCE 217 and ARCE 660, or consent of instructor. LEC.

ARCE 890. Architectural Engineering Seminar: _____. 1-3 Hours.

Individual or group studies in building engineered systems or construction engineering. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Architectural Engineering and consent of instructor. RSH.

ARCE 895. Master's Project. 1-3 Hours.

Directed study and reporting of a specialized topic of interest to the architectural engineering profession. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH.

ARCE 899. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Hours.

Directed research and reporting of a specialized topic of interest to the architectural engineering profession. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE.

Courses

CE 191. Introduction to Civil Engineering. 2 Hours.

A discussion of engineering logic through examination of current concepts in engineering education, practice and professional development. Not open to juniors and seniors. LEC.

CE 192. Civil Engineering Graphics. 3 Hours.

Introduction to computer-aided design (CAD) tools for civil and environmental engineering practice. This course covers 2D drafting and 3D modeling. Prerequisite: MATH 104. LEC.

CE 201. Statics. 2 Hours.

The principles of statics, with particular attention to engineering applications. Prerequisite: PHSX 210 or PHSX 211 or PHSX 201, and MATH 121 or MATH 125. LEC.

CE 240. Geomatics. 3 Hours.

This course introduces engineering applications of surveying and geographic information systems GIS) using surveying instruments and ArcGIS. The focus of this course is on practical application of geomatics to civil engineering problems. Two lectures periods and one lab period per week. Prerequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 125, CE 192 or ARCE 217 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 300. Dynamics. 3 Hours.

The principles of kinematics and kinetics, with particular attention to engineering applications. Prerequisite: CE 201 or ME 201 or ME 211, and MATH 122 or MATH 126. LEC.

CE 301. Statics and Dynamics. 5 Hours.

A combination of statics and dynamics covered in CE 201 and CE 300. This course must be taken as a five-hour unit. Prerequisite: PHSX 210 or PHSX 211, and MATH 122 or MATH 126. LEC.

CE 310. Strength of Materials. 4 Hours.

Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Principles of stress and deformation in structures and machines. Prerequisite: CE 201 or ME 201 or ME 211 or CE 301, ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: MATH 220. LEC.

CE 311. Strength of Materials. 3 Hours.

A course that includes a basic treatment of stress and deformation in elastic bodies. Prerequisite: CE 201 or ME 201, MATH 220 and MATH 290 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 330. Fluid Mechanics. 3 Hours.

This course covers the fundamentals of fluid mechanics and includes the topics fluid properties, hydrostatics, applications of conservation of mass, energy and momentum equations, pipe flow, dimensional analysis and open channel flow. Prerequisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, CE 300 or CE 301. LEC.

CE 331. Fluid Mechanics Lab. 1 Hour.

This is an experimental course that consists of several laboratory experiments intended to illustrate the concepts presented in CE 330, Fluid Mechanics. Prerequisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, CE 300 or CE 301. Corequisite: CE 330. LAB.

CE 412. Structural Engineering Materials. 3 Hours.

Study of the engineering properties of structural materials and their control with emphasis on timber, concrete, and steel. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 310 or consent of instructor and ENGL 102. LEC.

CE 413. Structural Engineering Materials, Honors. 3 Hours.

Study of the engineering properties of structural materials and their control with emphasis on timber, concrete, and steel. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 310 or consent of instructor, and ENGL 102. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program or by consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 450. Sustainability: Population, Energy and Water. 3 Hours.

The course will examine the concepts regarding the continued advancement of humankind while maintaining our ecological niche on earth. Key topics include: population growth, poverty, and impacts of development; energy consumption, sources, storage, conservation and policy; water quality and quantity; materials and building; and policy implications. Prerequisite: Junior standing or participation in KU Honors Program. LEC.

CE 455. Hydrology. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the fundamentals of hydrologic analysis. Subjects covered include collection and initial reduction of hydrologic data; rainfall-runoff relationships, hydrograph development; hydrologic routing, well equations and their application and hydrologic frequency analysis. Prerequisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and CE 330. LEC.

CE 461. Structural Analysis. 4 Hours.

Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, frames, and trusses using classical methods and introducing computer-based methods. Prerequisite: CE 310. LEC.

CE 477. Introduction to Environmental Engineering and Science. 3 Hours.

Application of fundamental scientific principles to the protection of atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial environments through the use of pollution abatement processes, with consideration also given to economic, social, political, and legal aspects of pollution control. Prerequisite: ENGL 102, MATH 101 or MATH 104, and CHEM 135 or CHEM 150. LEC.

CE 480. Introduction to Transportation Engineering. 3 Hours.

An introductory study of the various modes of transportation, emphasizing highways, railroads, and air transport. The planning, design and operations of these modes are discussed. There is a multimodal project included in this course. Prerequisite: CE 240. LEC.

CE 484. Material for Transportation Facilities. 3 Hours.

Principles involved in the testing, behavior, and selection of materials for use in the transportation field. Emphasis is on bituminous materials, aggregate, and soil stabilization. Prerequisite: CE 310. LEC.

CE 487. Soil Mechanics. 4 Hours.

Three lecture periods and one laboratory period. Fundamental theories of soil mechanics and their applications in engineering. Prerequisite: CE 310, CE 330 or concurrent enrollment. LEC.

CE 490. Special Problems. 1-5 Hours.

An advanced study related to a special problem in the field of civil engineering or allied fields, for upper-division undergraduate students. IND.

CE 495. Special Topics: _____. 1-3 Hours.

A course or colloquium to present topics of special interest. Prerequisite: Varies by topic. LEC.

CE 498. Engineering Honors Seminar. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: Participation in or eligibility for the University Honors Program. Sophomore or higher standing. LEC.

CE 499. Seminar. 1 Hour.

Concepts of professional development. LEC.

CE 535. Engineering Applications of GIS. 3 Hours.

This course introduces engineering applications of geographic information system (GIS) using ArcGIS. The focus of this course is on practical application of GIS to civil engineering problems. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 552. Water Resources Engineering Design. 4 Hours.

Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Study of water resources structures and systems with design emphasis on the hydraulic features: dams, drainage, river engineering, pipelines, channels and hydraulic machinery. Prerequisite: CE 330 and CE 455. LEC.

CE 560. Life Cycle Assessment. 3 Hours.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool used across engineering fields to determine the life cycle, cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of a product or process. LCA practice helps develop a systems-thinking perspective and a deeper understanding of sustainability. Students will evaluate LCA methods and design appropriate LCA frameworks. Prerequisite: CE 477 or C&PE 211. LEC.

CE 562. Design of Steel Structures. 3 Hours AE61.

Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Fundamentals of structural design with steel. Prerequisite: CE 461. LEC.

CE 563. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures. 3 Hours.

Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Fundamentals of structural design with reinforced concrete. Prerequisite: CE 461; CE 412 or CE 484 or consent of the instructor. LEC.

CE 570. Concepts of Environmental Chemistry. 2 Hours.

The fundamentals of aquatic chemistry, with emphasis on application to water purification and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, CE 477, and MATH 115 or MATH 121 or MATH 125. LEC.

CE 571. Environmental Chemical Analysis. 1 Hour.

A laboratory introducing the basic chemical tests used in the water and wastewater fields of environmental engineering and science. Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, and credit or co-enrollment in CE 570. LAB.

CE 573. Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering. 3 Hours.

A basic study of the microorganisms of importance in environmental engineering. Emphasis is placed on the microbiology of dilute nutrient solutions. Microbial physiology, microbial ecology, and biochemistry will be discussed as they pertain to environmental engineering and science. Both biodegradation and public health aspects are included. (Two lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week.) Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, CE 477 or equivalent, and MATH 115 or MATH 121 or MATH 125. LEC.

CE 574. Design of Air Pollution Control Systems. 3 Hours.

This course emphasizes understanding of air pollution problems and their solution through engineering design and science. Topics covered include: types of air pollutants; monitoring of air pollutants; transport of air pollutants in the atmosphere; and control of air pollution emissions from both stationary and mobile sources. Prerequisite: CE 330, CE 477, MATH 122, PHSX 212; or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 576. Municipal Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment. 4 Hours AE61.

The principles of public water supply design, including source selection, collection, purification, and distribution; for municipal wastewater, collection, treatment, and disposal. Prerequisite: CE 330, CE 455, and CE 477. LEC.

CE 577. Industrial Water and Wastes. 3 Hours.

A review of the methods of industrial water treatment and the fundamentals of industrial water pollution control. Topics include: water budgets, cooling tower and boiler treatment, corrosion control, government regulations, wastewater characterization, waste minimization, pilot plants, pretreatment, final treatment, and site selection. Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, and CE 477 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 580. Transportation Planning and Management. 3 Hours.

The course covers the major technical aspects of traditional planning methodologies, computer applications in transportation and the impact of technology on the management and planning processes. Topics discussed will include origin-destination surveys, demand analysis models, supply analysis, traffic impact studies, computer simulation and modeling, economics, management systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Prerequisite: CE 390 and senior standing. LEC.

CE 582. Highway Engineering. 3 Hours.

A comprehensive study of the planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of highway systems with emphasis on the design aspects of a highway. Prerequisite: CE 455 and CE 480. LEC.

CE 588. Foundation Engineering. 3 Hours.

A study of the interaction of the characteristics of soil or rocks and structures. The estimation of settlement and bearing capacity of foundation elements. Principles governing the choice and design of footings, rafts, piers, and piles. Prerequisite: CE 487. LEC.

CE 625. Applied Probability and Statistics. 3 Hours.

Course topics include data description, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling and sampling designs, quality control, persistence, periodicity, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, multiple correlation, and multiple regression. Applications and real world problems are stressed. Prerequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 115 and MATH 116. LEC.

CE 684. Materials for Transportation Facilities. 3 Hours.

Principles involved in the testing, behavior, and selection of materials for use in the transportation field. Emphasis is on bituminous materials, aggregate, and soil stabilization. Readings. Prerequisite: CE 310 and CE 487. LEC.

CE 704. Dynamics and Vibrations. 3 Hours.

Problems in engineering dynamics and vibrations. Topics include applications of generalized forces and coordinates, Lagrange equations, and a study of the performance of single and multiple degree of freedom vibrational systems. (Same as AE 704.) LEC.

CE 710. Structural Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts in the analysis of stress and strain and the behavior of materials. Topics include elementary theory and problems in elasticity, theories of failure of materials including fracture mechanics and introduction to plasticity. LEC.

CE 712. Structural Engineering Materials. 3 Hours.

Study of the engineering properties of structural materials and their control with emphasis on timber, concrete, and steel. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 412 or CE 413. Prerequisite: CE 310 or equivalent, and ENGL 102 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 715. Corrosion Engineering. 3 Hours.

Electrochemical basis of corrosion. Estimating probability and rate of corrosion. Identifying different conditions likely to cause specific types of corrosion. Corrosion mitigation techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 135, CHEM 150 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 721. Experimental Stress Analysis. 3 Hours.

Introduction to experimental stress-analysis techniques. Theory and application of mechanical strain gages, electrical strain gages, photoelastic techniques, and brittle coatings. LEC.

CE 730. Intermediate Fluid Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Fall semester. Principles of steady and unsteady flows, theories of potential, viscous, and turbulent flows, and applications in water resources engineering. Prerequisite: CE 330 and MATH 320. LEC.

CE 735. Engineering Applications of GIS. 3 Hours.

This course introduces engineering applications of geographic information system (GIS) using ArcGIS. The focus of this course is on practical application of GIS to civil engineering problems. LEC.

CE 746. Pavement Construction. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the equipment, materials, and construction practices employed in the construction of flexible and rigid highway and airfield pavements, and the relationship of each to pavement design and performance. The principles of statistical based quality control and quality assurance methods and specification writing will be introduced. Prerequisite: CE 484 or CE 412, CE 582, and CE 625 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 748. Asphalt Technology. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the production of asphalt cements and its use in pavement construction and maintenance applications. Pavement distress identification. Design and use of bituminous pavements and materials for other than highway applications. Prerequisite: CE 484 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 751. Physical Hydrology. 3 Hours.

In this course students will develop a land surface model based on the underlying physics and mechanisms of radiative transfer, precipitation, snow processes, evapotranspiration, infiltration and runoff generation. The course will also cover numerical and uncertainty issues associated with hydrologic modeling and its application to real world problems. Prerequisite: CE 455 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 752. Physical Hydrogeology. 3 Hours.

Study of fluid flow in subsurface hydrologic systems. Investigation of the ground water environment including porosity, and hydraulic conductivity and their relationship to typical geologic materials. Examination of Darcy's law and the continuity equation leading to the general flow equations. Discussion of typical hydraulic testing methods to estimate aquifer parameters in various situations and apply these to water resource problems. Study of the basic mechanisms that determine the behavior of typical regional flow systems. (Same as GEOL 751.) LEC.

CE 753. Chemical and Microbial Hydrogeology. 4 Hours.

Lecture and discussion of chemical and microbiological controls on groundwater chemistry. Topics include thermodynamic and microbiological controls on water-rock reactions; kinetics; and microbiological, chemical and isotopic tools for interpreting water chemistry with respect to chemical weathering and shallow diagenesis. Origins of water chemistry, changes along groundwater flow paths, and an introduction to contaminant biogeochemistry will be discussed through the processes of speciation, solubility, sorption, ion exchange, oxidation-reduction, elemental and isotopic partitioning, microbial metabolic processes and microbial ecology. An overview of the basics of environmental microbiology, including cell structure and function, microbial metabolism and respiration, microbial genetics and kinetics of microbial growth will be covered. (Same as GEOL 753.) Prerequisite: One year of chemistry, one year of calculus, one year of biology, an introductory course in hydrogeology, or consent of the instructors. LEC.

CE 754. Contaminant Transport. 3 Hours.

A study of the transport of conservative and non-conservative pollutants in subsurface waters. Case studies are used to illustrate and develop a conceptual understanding of such processes as diffusion, advection, dispersion, retardation, chemical reactions, and biodegradation. Computer models are developed and used to quantify these processes. (Same as GEOL 754.) Prerequisite: Introductory Hydrogeology or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 755. Free Surface Flow I. 3 Hours.

A study of uniform and non-uniform steady flow of water in open channels, including backwater curves, the hydraulic jump, and the delivery of canals. Prerequisite: CE 330. LEC.

CE 756. Wetlands Hydrology and Introduction to Management. 3 Hours.

A study of the basic structure and functions of wetlands; the physical, chemical, and biological processes involved; and an introduction to the management of wetlands. Also a brief introduction to the legal aspects of wetlands, the Section 404 permitting processes, and mitigation requirements. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or a science area, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 757. Pipe-Flow Systems. 3 Hours.

Hydraulic analysis and design of pipelines, pipe networks, and pumping systems. Analysis and control of hydraulic transients. Engineering of water distribution systems. Prerequisite: CE 330 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 759. Water Quality Modeling. 3 Hours.

Analytical and numerical modeling of transport and transformation processes in the aquatic environment. Mass balance principles and transport phenomena. Eutrophication of lakes. Transport and fate of conventional pollutants and toxic organic chemicals in rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Prerequisite: CE 330 and CE 477 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 760. Stochastic Hydrology. 3 Hours.

This methods-based course includes probability models, parameter estimation, ensemble forecasting and verification, time series analysis, multivariate distributions, principal component analysis along with other stochastic methods imperative to hydrologic analysis and prediction. The application of these methods will be explored through examples in hydrology related to rainfall, streamflow, groundwater and land-atmosphere interactions. Prerequisite: CE 455, MATH 290 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 761. Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures. 3 Hours.

Analysis of 2-D and 3-D frame and truss structures by the direct stiffness method. Computer techniques required to implement the analysis procedure. LEC.

CE 762. Plastic Analysis and Design of Structures. 3 Hours.

Investigate the inelastic behavior of materials and cross sections. Study plastic analysis methods and identify the fundamental assumption and theorems to study structures up to collapse. Design ductile structures for extreme loads using plastic design methods. Two lectures one hour and fifteen minute lectures per week. Prerequisite: CE 562 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 763. Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures. 3 Hours.

The theory and design of prestressed concrete structures based on service load and strength criteria. Prerequisite: CE 563. LEC.

CE 764. Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures. 3 Hours.

The theory and design of reinforced concrete members and structures with emphasis on frames and slabs. Introduction to bridge design and earthquake design. Prerequisite: CE 563. LEC.

CE 765. Advanced Steel Design - Building Structures. 3 Hours.

The theory and design of standard steel framed structures (primarily buildings). Design philosophies, stability, composite design, structural behavior, preliminary design, and connections. Prerequisite: CE 562 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 766. Advanced Steel Design - Bridge Structures. 3 Hours.

Introduction to simple plastic design principles. Analysis and design of steel bridges including composite and noncomposite plate girders, curved girders, box girders, and other specialized bridge types. Fatigue and connection design considered. Prerequisite: CE 562 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 767. Introduction to Fracture Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Theories and modes of structural failure as related to structural design. Application of fracture mechanics to failure analysis, fracture control plans, fatigue crack growth, and stress-corrosion crack growth. Prerequisite: CE 310 or CE 311 plus a structural or mechanical design course. LEC.

CE 768. Design of Timber Structures. 3 Hours.

Provide an introduction to behavior, analysis and design of timber components and systems. Prerequisite: CE 461. LEC.

CE 769. Design of Masonry Structures. 3 Hours.

Provide an introduction to behavior, analysis and design of masonry components and systems. Prerequisite: CE 461. LEC.

CE 770. Concepts of Environmental Chemistry. 2 Hours.

The fundamentals of aquatic chemistry, with emphasis on application to water purification and wastewater treatment. May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 570. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and five hours of chemistry. LEC.

CE 771. Environmental Chemical Analysis. 1 Hour.

A laboratory introducing the basic chemical tests used in the water and wastewater fields of environmental engineering and science. May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 571. Prerequisite: Credit or co-enrollment in CE 770. LAB.

CE 772. Physical Principles of Environmental Engineering Processes. 3 Hours.

Physical principles of suspensions, kinetics, fluid flow, filtration, and gas transfer are applied to various environmental physical processes. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and four hours of physics. LEC.

CE 773. Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering. 3 Hours.

A basic study of the microorganisms of importance in environmental engineering. Emphasis is placed on the microbiology of dilute nutrient solutions. Microbial physiology, microbial ecology, and biochemistry will be discussed as they pertain to environmental engineering and science. Both biodegradation and public health aspects are included. (Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week.) May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 573. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and five hours of chemistry. LEC.

CE 774. Chemical Principles of Environmental Engineering Processes. 3 Hours.

Chemical principles of stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and kinetics are applied to various chemical processes having application in the field of environmental engineering and science, including adsorption, ion exchange, coagulation, oxidation, and precipitation. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and credit or registration in CE 570 or CE 770. LEC.

CE 775. Stormwater Treatment Systems Design. 3 Hours.

This course will address the design of stormwater treatment systems to provide hydrological control and water quality improvement. Specific topics include common stormwater pollutants, contaminant loading during storm events, design of structural BMPs (detention basins, traps, filters, and vegetated control systems) and low impact development practices. Prerequisite: CE 477, either CE 455 or C&PE 511 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 776. Water Reuse. 3 Hours.

This course addresses past and current water reclamation and reuse practices; health and environmental concerns associated with water reuse; technologies and systems for water treatment, reclamation, and reuse; water reuse applications, including agricultural reuse, direct and indirect potable reuse, landscape irrigation, industrial uses, urban non-irrigation applications, environmental and recreational uses, and groundwater recharge; and planning and implementation of water reuse systems. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 777. Industrial Water and Wastes. 3 Hours.

A review of the methods of industrial water treatment and the fundamentals of industrial wastewater pollution control. Topics include: water budgets, cooling tower and boiler treatment, corrosion control, government regulations, wastewater characterization, waste minimization, pilot plants, pretreatment, final treatment, and site selection. May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 577. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 778. Air Quality. 3 Hours.

The course is intended to provide a working knowledge of pollutant sources, effects, meteorological factors, measurements, modeling approaches, legislation and controls associated with air quality problems. Students work on problems drawn from typical industrial situations, and use models to address specific air pollution scenarios. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, and MATH 115 or MATH 121. LEC.

CE 779. Water Quality. 3 Hours.

Examination of water quality principles, policy, processes, practices, computer programs, laws and regulations as they relate to the integrated planning and control of point and nonpoint sources of pollution. Prerequisite: MATH 121 or equivalent, CE 477, and CE 570 or CE 770. LEC.

CE 780. Environmental Instrumental Analysis. 3 Hours.

The course will provide a basis for theoretical understanding and practical experience with state-of-the-art environmental analytical methods organic and inorganic analytes in aqueous matrices. Methods to be covered include liquid, gas and ion chromatography; mass spectrometry; spectrophotometric, FID, EC, and conductivity detection; atomic absorption; spectrophotometic methods; and potentiometric analysis. Statistical methods for analytical methods development, validation and interpretation will also be covered. Prerequisite: General chemistry, and graduate standing. Senior level undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 781. Traffic Engineering Characteristics. 3 Hours.

A study of fundamental traits and behavior patterns of the road user and his or her vehicle in traffic. The major content involves techniques for obtaining data, analyzing data and interpreting data on traffic speed, volume, streamflow, parking and accidents. Capacity analyses using the most up to date procedures for major traffic facilities such as undivided highways, city streets, freeways, interchanges and intersections are also discussed at length. Prerequisite: CE 582 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 782. Public Works Engineering. 3 Hours.

The functions of a public works director are presented. Topics discussed are concerns with the environment, solid waste, traffic drainage, maintenance of facilities, personnel, etc. LEC.

CE 783. Railroad Engineering. 3 Hours.

A comprehensive study of the railroad industry, including the development of the railway system, an overview of the railroad industry, basic track work, right-of-way and roadway concerns, drainage, track design, railroad structures, electrification, and rail passenger service. A final design project is required. Prerequisite: CE 240; CE 582 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 784. Airport Planning and Design. 3 Hours.

A comprehensive study of the planning design and operations of airports. Both ground side and air side capacity and design elements will be presented. Other topics covered are airport master planning, air traffic control passenger terminal design, and environmental impacts of airports. Prerequisite: CE 240, CE 582 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 785. Terrain Analysis. 3 Hours.

A study of the applications of the science of aerial-photographic interpretation as it pertains to the field of civil engineering including the recognition of soil types and classes, engineering materials surveys, route location, and the delineation of watersheds and estimates of runoff there from. Prerequisite: CE 487 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 786. Highway Safety. 3 Hours.

Several topics dealing with highway safety are presented and discussed. Typical topics are railroad/highway crossings, accident reconstruction, distractions to the drivers, speed and crashes, elderly drivers, traffic control devices, roadside design, access management, traffic calming devices, and crash rates. LEC.

CE 787. Advanced Soil Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Three lecture periods. A study of the strength and compression characteristics of cohesive and noncohesive soils under various loading conditions. Prerequisite: CE 487 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 788. Geotechnical Engineering Testing. 3 Hours.

Three lectures. Field testing techniques, sampling methods, and laboratory testing procedures used to determine soil properties for engineering projects. Prerequisite: CE 487. LAB.

CE 789. Pavement Management Systems. 3 Hours.

Basic components of pavement management systems. Emphasis is given to pavement evaluation, planning pavement investment, rehabilitation design alternatives, and pavement management program implementation. Prerequisite: CE 487, CE 484 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 791. Waste Facility Siting and Design. 3 Hours.

A review of current site characterization and design methods for solid and hazardous waste facilities with particular emphasis on working within the modern regulatory environment. Prerequisite: CE 487 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 792. Knowledge Based/Expert Systems in Engineering. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the use of knowledge-based systems for engineering problem solving. These systems have a separation between the facts and concepts (the knowledge base) and the reasoning process used to draw conclusions (the inference mechanism). A wide variety of applications are addressed including civil, chemical and petroleum, computer, and aerospace engineering. Prerequisite: Computer literacy, bachelor's degree in engineering, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 793. Advanced Concepts in CADD. 3 Hours.

Advanced concepts related to the application of computer aided design and drafting to the practice of civil engineering are presented. This includes: developing macros, understanding CADD programming languages, and relating CADD and other civil engineering based programs. An engineering approach to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will be presented. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of one computer aided design graphics software package. LEC.

CE 794. Environmental Graduate Student Orientation. 1 Hour.

An introductory graduate level course with emphasis on selecting a research topic and preparing a thesis or special problem report, technical reports, oral presentations, papers, and grant proposals. This course will also provide orientation information for new students and advice on preparing a plan of study. LEC.

CE 795. Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis. 3 Hours.

The course covers electron optics, electron beam-specimen interaction, image formation, x-ray spectral measurement, qualitative and quantitative x-ray microanalysis, practical techniques of x-ray analysis and specimen preparation techniques. Emphasis is placed on materials, but most techniques apply to biological specimens as well. Prerequisite: PHSX 212. LEC.

CE 797. Environmental Engineering and Science in Developing Countries. 3 Hours.

This course begins with a focus on basic sanitation, including control of infectious diseases, water supply and treatment, and proper disposal of excreta, wastewater, and solid wastes. The course then delves into other environmental topics such as sustainability, wastewater reuse, project planning and implementation, air pollution, deforestation, hazardous waste disposal, and the roles of various governmental and non-governmental organizations in addressing environmental issues. The course topics are addressed by a combination of lectures, guest lectures, and student presentations, with each student choosing a presentation topic of personal or professional interest that is relevant to the course. Prerequisite: CE 477 or permission of instructor. LEC.

CE 800. Theory of Elasticity. 3 Hours.

The basic equations of the theory of elasticity; stress and strain transformation, strain-displacement, compatibility and stress-strain relations. Formulation of problems and exact solutions. Introduction to approximate solution methods based on energy methods and finite elements. LEC.

CE 801. Energy Methods. 3 Hours.

The methods of analysis by energy methods of mechanics problems. Includes variational energy principles, calculus of variations, stationary energy and complementary energy principles, and the principle of virtual work. Applications. Prerequisite: CE 310 and MATH 320. LEC.

CE 802. Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Structures. 3 Hours.

This course covers nondestructive methods and their application to engineered structures and components. Methods covered include: ultrasonic testing, acoustic emission, vibration, impact-echo, visual inspection, and frequency response. LEC.

CE 810. Theory of Elastic Stability. 3 Hours.

Buckling of columns in the elastic or hyperelastic region. Lateral and torsional buckling of straight and curved members. Buckling of plates and shells. LEC.

CE 815. Viscoelasticity of Solids. 3 Hours.

This course provides the basics of mechanical and mathematical modeling and characterization of linear viscoelastic materials. Topics include different viscoelastic models, experimental methods for characterization of viscoelastic materials, design methods for viscoelastic members, and introduction to temperature effects and nonlinear viscoelastic response of materials. Prerequisite: CE 310 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 848. Pavement Materials Characterization. 3 Hours.

Laboratory and field test methods for determining engineering properties of bituminous pavements. Asphalt mix design methods and the relationship between mix design and pavement structural design and performance. Prerequisite: CE 484 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 855. Free Surface Flow II. 3 Hours.

The course addresses computer modeling of open channel flow using HEC-RAS (Hydraulic Engineering Center - River Analysis System). 1D, 2D and mixed 1D-2D HEC-RAS models will be developed for steady and unsteady flow conditions. ArcGIS will be used to develop HEC-RAS geometric input files and to process model results. Other 2D programs will also be introduced. Topics addressed are flood delineation, bridge hydraulics, bridge scour, sediment transport and stable channel design. Some knowledge of ArcGIS is desirable. Prerequisite: CE 330 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 856. Wetland Design, Engineering, and Management. 3 Hours.

Introduction of design concepts in creating and restoring wetland systems. Review of wetland hydrology and hydraulics. Interaction of wetland hydrology, soils, and vegetation providing environmental benefits. Considerations in project planning, site selection and preparation, construction and operation, and maintenance. Use of state and local legal and management tools to protect and restore wetlands. Emerging concepts of mitigation and banking. Prerequisite: CE 756 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 857. Sediment Transport. 3 Hours.

A study of the transport of sediment in alluvial channels. Specific topics include properties of sediment, mechanics of bed forms, particle entrainment, scour analysis, prediction of suspended load and bed load, design of stable channels and diversion works, and sedimentation of reservoirs. Prerequisite: CE 755 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 858. Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management. 3 Hours.

Hydrology of urban watersheds; floodplain management; hydrologic modeling; storm drainage; stormwater detention; water quality improvement; geomorphology of urban streams; stream corridor management and stream restoration. Prerequisite: CE 751. LEC.

CE 861. Finite Element Methods for Solid Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Stress analysis of 2-D and 3-D solids, plates, and shells by the finite element method. Element formulations and behavior with emphasis on the isoparametric concept. Computer modeling and interpretation of results. Introduction to material and geometric nonlinear analysis of solids. Prerequisite: CE 761 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 862. Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members. 3 Hours.

This mechanics course covers in detail the constitutive behavior of reinforced concrete members subjected to various types of loading and presents the basis for modeling the response of reinforced concrete structures in the nonlinear range of response. Topics covered include: stress-strain behavior of concrete under multi axial states of stress; moment-curvature analysis; advanced analysis of r/c members subjected to shear (variable angel truss models, modified compression field theory, strut-and-tie models); behavior of r/c members subjected to cyclic loading; modeling and effects of slip at the interface between reinforcing steel and concrete. Suggested prerequisite CE 764 or equivalent. Prerequisite: CE 563. LEC.

CE 864. Seismic Performance of Structures. 3 Hours.

This course builds on topics from structural dynamics to introduce principles of structural performance during earthquake events. Emphasis is placed on estimating the response of building structures as represented by simple and complex models. Topics covered include strong ground motion, response of simple systems to ground motion, nonlinear response of building systems, and performance-based earthquake engineering. Prerequisite: CE 704. LEC.

CE 865. Structural Design for Dynamic Loads. 3 Hours.

The behavior and design of structural systems subjected to dynamic forces such as blasts, earthquakes, and wind loads. Prerequisite: CE 704 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 869. Plates and Shells. 3 Hours.

The analysis and design of plates and shells including thin and thick plates, membrane theory of shells and bending theories of shells. LEC.

CE 870. Life Cycle Assessment. 3 Hours.

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool used across engineering fields to determine the life cycle, cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of a product or process. LCA practice helps develop a systems-thinking perspective and a deeper understanding of sustainability. Students will evaluate LCA methods and design appropriate LCA frameworks. Not open to students with credit in CE 560. Prerequisite: CE 477 or C&PE 211 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 871. Fundamentals of Bioremediation. 3 Hours.

A study of microbial ecology and physiology as they relate to the degradation of environmental contaminants. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between the physiological traits or microorganisms, and the physical and chemical properties of the contaminants and the treatment environments. Case studies involving in-situ bioremediation and reactor design are discussed. Prerequisite: CE 573 or CE 773 or equivalent, and five hours of chemistry. LEC.

CE 873. Environmental Monitoring. 2 Hours.

A lecture-laboratory course to familiarize students with environmental monitoring techniques, regulations, and systems. Dimensions of environmental monitoring will be considered for air, soil, and water measurements. The major emphasis will be on monitoring techniques and their principles, utility, and limitations. LEC.

CE 874. Air Pollution Control. 3 Hours.

The design of control devices for the abatement of air pollutants, both gaseous and particulate, emitted from stationary sources. This includes the basic theory of control device operation and economic factors associated with each type of control device design. Prerequisite: CE 772 and CE 778 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 875. Solid and Hazardous Wastes. 3 Hours.

Fundamental issues associated with solid and hazardous wastes are presented. Topics include government regulations, waste characteristics and quantities, the transport and attenuation of wastes in the environment, risk assessment, and handling, treatment and disposal techniques. Special emphasis is placed on hazardous waste remediation strategies in terrestrial systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Environmental Science and Engineering program, or consent of instructor. CE 770 and CE 773 are recommended. LEC.

CE 876. Wastewater Treatment Plant Design. 3 Hours.

Application of physical, chemical, and biological principles to the design of wastewater treatment systems for domestic and other wastewaters. Special emphasis is placed on biological treatment processes. Prerequisite: CE 576 or equivalent, or CE 573 or CE 773 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 877. Water Treatment Plant Design. 3 Hours.

Application of physical, chemical, and biological principles to the design of water treatment plants and processes for domestic water supply from surface and ground water sources. Prerequisite: CE 774, or concurrent enrollment. LEC.

CE 878. Air Quality Modeling. 3 Hours.

Fundamental physical and mathematical principles applied to air quality modeling; considered are factors that influence the choice and application of air quality models, as well as the interpretation of model output data. Practical applications are stressed using standard models. Prerequisite: CE 778 or equivalent and MATH 121 or CE 625. LEC.

CE 879. Environmental Research Seminar. 1 Hour.

Discussion of current topics in environmental engineering and science and related fields by staff, students, and visiting lecturers. May be taken only once for credit. LEC.

CE 881. Traffic Engineering Operations. 3 Hours.

A study of theory and practical applications of a number of traffic operational and management tools to achieve the convenient, safe and efficient movement of people and goods in urban street networks. The major content involves signalized intersection capacity, design and operation; signalized intersection coordination; and modern roundabout design. Prerequisite: CE 582 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 882. Geometric Design of Traffic Facilities. 3 Hours.

A study of basic principles in the design of freeways, urban street systems, parking terminal and other traffic facilities with emphasis on capacity, safety, level of service, and dynamic design concept. Prerequisite: CE 781 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 883. Urban Transportation Planning. 3 Hours.

A detailed study of the comprehensive transportation planning process which involves the determination of urban travel characteristics and needs from studies of traffic, social-economical, and environmental factors, as well as the applications of land use, trip generation, trip distribution, model split, and traffic assignment models. Prerequisite: CE 781 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 884. Principles of Pavement Design. 3 Hours.

A study of the scientific principles of pavement design as applied to airfield and highway pavements, considering loading conditions, stress distribution, and the properties of the various pavement components, for both rigid and flexible pavements. Prerequisite: CE 487 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 885. Advanced Foundation Engineering. 3 Hours.

A study in the design, construction, and behavior of footings and rafts, piles and drilled shafts founded on soils and rocks. Prerequisite: CE 588 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 886. Engineering Rock Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Rock properties and behavior; theories of failure of brittle, jointed, and anisotropic rocks; rock support; laboratory and in-situ testing techniques. Prerequisite: A course in physical geology and CE 487 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 887. Earth Structures. 3 Hours.

Current theory and practice relating to the design of retaining walls, earth slopes, large embankments, and landslide mitigation. Application of geotextiles to the design of earth retaining structures and slope stabilization. Prerequisite: CE 588 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 888. Ground Improvement. 3 Hours.

Basic descriptions, classification, principles, advantages, and limitations of ground improvement techniques. Design, construction, and quality assurance/control of ground improvement techniques. Prerequisite: CE 588 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 889. Designing with Geosynthetics. 3 Hours.

Basic description and properties of geosynthetics including geotextiles, geogrids, geomembranes, geonets, geocomposites, and geosynthetic clay liners. Geosynthetic functions and mechanisms including separation, filtration, drainage, reinforcement, and containment. Design with geosynthetics for roadways, embankments/slopes, earth retaining structures, and landfills. Prerequisite: CE 588 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 890. Master's Project. 1-4 Hours.

Directed study and reporting of a specialized topic of interest in civil engineering or an allied field. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH.

CE 891. Advanced Special Problems. 1-3 Hours.

A directed study of a particular complex problem in an area of civil engineering or allied filed. Prerequisite: Varies by topic, or with consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 892. Structural Engineering and Mechanics Seminar. 1 Hour.

Presentation and discussion of current research and design in structural engineering and engineering mechanics. LEC.

CE 895. Advanced Special Topics: _____. 1-3 Hours.

A graduate course or colloquium in a topic of civil engineering or an allied field. Prerequisite: Varies by topic, or with consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 899. Master's Thesis. 1-10 Hours.

Directed research and reporting of a specialize topic of interest in civil engineering or an allied field. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE.

CE 902. Advanced Vibrations. 3 Hours.

Vibrations of mechanical systems and structures. Nonlinear vibrations. Random vibration. Prerequisite: CE 704 or AE 704. LEC.

CE 912. Theory of Plasticity. 3 Hours.

Plastic stress-strain relationships. Stress and deformation in thick-walled shells, rotating discs, and bars subjected to torsion and bending for ideally plastic materials. Plastic flow of strain-hardening materials. Theory of metal-forming processes including problems in drawing and extruding. LEC.

CE 913. Advanced Fracture Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Development of Griffith-Irwin crack theory and plane strain-stress intensity factors. Advanced analytical and experimental aspects of fracture and fatigue. Development of fracture control plans. Prerequisite: CE 767 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CE 927. Advanced Mechanics. 3 Hours.

The mechanics of continuous media. A unified treatment of the fundamental principles and theories governing applications in solid and fluid mechanics. Topics covered are stress, strain and deformation, general physical principles for the continuum, and various constitutive equations. LEC.

CE 929. Advanced Topics in Solid Mechanics. 2-4 Hours.

Topics such as thermal stresses, vibrations in elastic continuum, dynamic instability, and other advanced topics. LEC.

CE 961. Finite Element Methods for Nonlinear and Dynamic Systems. 3 Hours.

Advanced treatment of finite element techniques for structural analysis including material and geometric non-linearity and the solution of large scale dynamics problems. Prerequisite: CE 861 or ME 761 or equivalent. LEC.

CE 983. Implementation of the Urban Transportation Planning System--UTPS. 3 Hours.

A study of the principles and implementation skills of the most up-to-date versions of several urban transportation planning software packages. The course involves a two-hour lecture and a three-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 883, or UBPL 750, or equivalent. LEC.

CE 991. Research. 1-15 Hours.

An investigation of a special problem directly related to civil engineering. RSH.

CE 999. Ph.D. Dissertation. 1-15 Hours.

Restricted to Ph.D. candidates. Before candidacy, aspirants performing their research should enroll in CE 991. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE.

Courses

CMGT 357. Engineering Economics. 3 Hours.

Analysis of design alternatives and investment opportunities based on the time value of money. Topics include financial statements and accounting concepts related to economic analysis, time value of money and cash flow equivalence, cost of capital and minimum attractive rate of return (MARR), defining mutually exclusive alternatives, developing alternative after-tax cash flows, performing investment and replacement studies, and methods for addressing uncertainty and risk. Prerequisite: MATH 122 or MATH 126, or consent of the instructor. LEC.

CMGT 457. Construction Project Management. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the management of construction projects with an emphasis on engineering economics. This course addresses time value of money, cash flow and interest, financial analysis of alternatives, and taxes and depreciation. Also included are projects management fundamentals, project scheduling, and project controls. Prerequisite: MATH 122 or MATH 126 or consent of the instructor. LEC.

CMGT 500. Construction Engineering. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the construction industry, construction project management, and construction operations. Topics include project participant roles and responsibilities; project delivery systems; procurement of construction services; sustainable construction; contracts, bonds, and insurance; equipment selection and use; constructability and value engineering; estimating and bidding; planning and scheduling; operations management; safety; and project commissioning and closeout. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing in the School of Engineering, or consent of the instructor. LEC.

CMGT 700. Construction Project Management. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the management of construction projects. This course addresses project delivery systems, project organization, estimating and bidding, planning and scheduling, legal and safety issues, among other topics. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Not open to those with credit in CMGT 500. LEC.

CMGT 701. Construction Planning and Scheduling. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the planning and scheduling of projects, for both construction and design. Emphasis is placed on the critical path method including network development, production of time schedules, time-cost considerations, and the efficient utilization of resources. Manual and computer techniques are covered. Prerequisite: CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, and MATH 526 or EMGT 802, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 702. Construction Equipment and Methods. 3 Hours.

This course introduces the student to the multitude of construction equipment employed in construction. The underlying technology and engineering principles are reviewed. Principles of equipment selection, equipment utilization, and equipment economic analysis are covered. Prerequisite: CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, MATH 526 or EMGT 802, and CMGT 357 or EMGT 806, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 703. Construction Quality, Productivity, and Safety. 3 Hours.

Operations analysis for work improvement in construction using process charts, crew balancing, time-lapse photography, and planning techniques. Regulations, accident prevention, and safety management are covered. Prerequisite: CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, MATH 526 or EMGT 802, and CMGT 357 or EMGT 806, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 704. Construction Estimating and Bidding. 3 Hours.

A study of the quantity survey, cost estimating, scheduling and project controls; construction operations; and methods of building construction. Prerequisite: CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, MATH 526 or EMGT 802, and CMGT 357 or EMGT 806, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 705. Construction Contracts, Bonds, and Insurance. 3 Hours.

Legal doctrines relating to owners, design professionals, and contractors. Sources of law, forms of association, and agency. Contract formation, rights and duties, interpretation, performance problems, disputes, and claims. Surety bonds and insurance. Prerequisite: CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 707. Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis. 3 Hours.

The course investigates the fundamental principles and techniques of risk and decision analysis. It applies these principles in project-level decisions in which risk or uncertainty play a central role. The course examines various risk and decision tools including Monte Carlo analyses, influence diagrams, and other types of multi-criteria decision analyses. In addition to teaching to the skills and techniques, the course will introduce students to new ideas and concepts regarding decision and risk analysis. Prerequisite: CMGT 500 or CMGT 700 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 708. Introduction to Sustainable Design and Construction. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to Sustainable Design Concepts that are applicable to Civil and Architectural Engineering. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in Architectural Engineering, Architecture, or Civil Engineering or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 709. International Construction Management. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the management of international construction projects. This course focuses on areas where international construction project management differs from the management of domestic construction projects. Topics include project delivery systems including build-operate-transfer (BOT) and other systems unique to international construction contracts; the impact of the host country's language, demographics, laws, political structure, geography, economics, culture, and customs on project delivery; currency transfer and risk; procurement and expediting; designing construction means and methods that optimize available labor, material, and equipment; participant roles and responsibilities; among other topics. Prerequisite: CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 790. Construction Seminar:. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: Varies with topic. LEC.

CMGT 801. Directed Readings in Construction Management. 1-3 Hours.

Graduate-level directed readings on a topic in construction management mutually agreed on by the student and instructor. Intended to build on one or more of the core course topics: project management; planning and scheduling; equipment and methods; quality; productivity and safety; estimating and bidding; contracts, bonds, and insurance. CMGT 801 may be repeated for credit to a maximum of three hours in the degree program. Mutually agreed course deliverable(s) required. Prerequisite: Approval of the course topic and deliverable(s) by the instructor, CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, CMGT 701, CMGT 702, CMGT 703, CMGT 704, and CMGT 705, or consent of instructor. IND.

CMGT 802. Special Problems in Construction Management. 1-3 Hours.

Graduate-level investigation requiring research of a topic in construction management mutually agreed on by the student and instructor. Intended to build on one or more of the core course topics: project management; planning and scheduling; equipment and methods; quality; productivity and safety; estimating and bidding; contracts, bonds, and insurance. CMGT 802 may be repeated for credit to a maximum of three hours in the degree program. Mutually agreed course deliverable such as a paper summarizing the results of the investigation required. Prerequisite: Approval of the course topic and deliverable by the instructor, CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, CMGT 701, CMGT 702, CMGT 703, CMGT 704, and CMGT 705, or consent of instructor. IND.

CMGT 805. Construction Accounting and Finance. 3 Hours.

Project level cost control concepts and structure, time and cost integration, data collection and reporting, equipment cost, job overhead cost, and cost control. Integrating construction project level cost with construction company financial accounting and financial management. Prerequisite: CMGT 702 and CMGT 704 or consent of instructor. LEC.

CMGT 890. Construction Seminar: _____. 3 Hours.

Prerequisite: Varies with topic. LEC.

CMGT 895. Construction Management Project. 1-3 Hours.

Graduate-level investigation and report on a construction management topic mutually agreed on by the student and project advisor. This is the capstone course in the Master of Construction Management (MCM) degree program. Successful completion of this project requires acceptance of the written report and oral presentation to the student's graduate committee. Prerequisite: Approval of project topic by project advisor, CMGT 500 or CMGT 700, CMGT 701, CMGT 702, CMGT 703, CMGT 704, CMGT 705, and nine elective credit hours, or consent of instructor. IND.