Civil Engineering and Construction Course Descriptions

Civil Engineering

C E 508 - Advanced Soil Mechanics (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Consolidation theory and settlements, stress-path method, strength and deformation behavior of soils, failure theories, confined flow, flow nets, numerical analysis of flow, unconfined flow, seepage through earth dams. Laboratory experiments on consolidation and shear strength. Prerequisites: CE 380.

C E 515 - Advanced Foundation Engineering (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced pile capacity formulations, buckling, and lateral loading. Mat foundations, finite difference solutions. Foundations on difficult soils. Slope stability; stability of earth dams. Excavations; geotechnical instrumentation. Prerequisite: CE 422.

C E 541 - Pollution Modeling (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Phenomena that affect mass balance of contaminants in environmental systems. Advection, diffusion, dispersion, and interfacial mass transfer. Physical, chemical, and biological descriptions of these processes with mathematical models. Solutions to these models with illustrations from reactor engineering and surface water quality modeling. Application to actual process reactor. Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing; consent of instructor.

C E 542 - Advanced Water Treatment (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Design of physical and chemical unit processes and unit operations with an emphasis on water treatment. Design of aeration systems, coagulation and flocculation processes, sedimentation tanks, filtration systems, chemical precipitation processes, ion exchange processes, and disinfection processes. Advanced purification methods including adsorption, reverse osmosis, electro-dialysis, and membrane processes. Treatment and disposal of physiochemical process sludges. Prerequisite: CE 360.

C E 543 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Application of concepts from microbiology and biology to environmental engineering systems. Detailed integrated design of waste water treatment. Microbiology of waste water treatment processes and soil bioremediation processes. Interaction between biogeochemical phenomena and microbial processes in an environmental engineering context. Prerequisite: CE 360.

C E 546 - Groundwater Hydrology (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Groundwater in the hydrological cycle, fundamentals of groundwater flow; flow net analysis; steady-state and transient well testing techniques for parameter estimation; multiple well systems; leaky aquifers; sea water intrusion; groundwater investigation; artificial recharge of aquifers, design of wells; subsidence and lateral movement of land surface due to groundwater pumping. Design and computer applications. Prerequisites: CE 304.

C E 555 - Sustainability and Environmental Regulations (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Sustainability as it is expressed in environmental regulations and policies for conventional and hazardous wastes in air, water, and groundwater. Toxicological, risk assessment, risk-based engineering, and regulatory aspects for the sustainable management of all types of waste. Prerequisite: senior or graduate student.

C E 558 - Solid Waste Management (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Sources, composition, and properties of solid waste. Transport of solid wastes and design of transfer stations. Separation, transformation, and recycling of waste materials. Landfill siting. Leachate generation, collection, and removal systems. Liner system design. Landfill settlement and stability analysis. Accelerated treatment of solid waste. Methane recovery from landfills. Closure, restoration, and rehabilitation of landfills. Case studies. Prerequisites: CE 360, CE 380.

C E 560 - Advanced Structural Analysis (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Direct stiffness method for the analysis of two-dimensional trusses and frames, equivalent nodal forces, thermal and settlement effects, principle of virtual work, space trusses, grid structures, static condensation, Lagrange multipliers, tapered elements. Prerequisites: CE 210, CE 359.

C E 562 - Advanced Steel Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Structural framing systems; rigid frame design; design of bracing; design of simple rigid and moment resisting connections; torsion of steel open sections; design of beams subjected to torsion; design of steel plate girders; design of composite beams. Prerequisite: CE 442.

C E 565 - Advanced Concrete Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced topics in flexural design; torsion in beams; behavior and design of slender columns; biaxial bending of columns; design of two-way slabs; behavior and design of frame-wall structural systems; inelastic analysis of flexural members; use of strut and tie analysis; yield line analysis; design of mat foundations. Prerequisite: CE 403.

C E 567 - Prestressed Concrete Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theory and analysis of prestressed concrete members by various methods of prestressing; design of simple and continuous beams and slabs; prestress losses; composite beams. Extensive study of materials used in prestressed concrete. Precast concrete systems. Prerequisites: CE 403; senior or graduate standing.

C E 570 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Two- and three-dimensional stress and strain at a point; two-dimensional elasticity; beams on elastic foundations; torsion of noncircular sections; curved beams; unsymmetrical bending; plastic collapse and limit analysis. Prerequisites: CE 270.

C E 575 - Structural Dynamics (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Single degree of freedom systems; multi-degree of freedom systems; lumped mass and consistent mass-MDOF beams; free and forced vibrations; earthquake loading; impact and impulsive loads; numerical procedures. Prerequisites: CE 210, CE 359.

C E 577 - Seismic Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Theory, analysis, and design of building structures under earthquake loading. Application of current codes and standards related to steel, concrete, masonry, and wood structures. Prerequisite: CE 403.

C E 580 - Highway Safety (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Safety aspects of streets and highways; planning, implementation, and evaluation of highway safety improvement projects and programs. Highway risk analysis and risk management systems. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.

C E 583 - Geometric Highway Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Application of standards, theory, and practice in design of streets and highways. Design of streets and highways including cross section elements, shoulder, and roadside features. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.

C E 585 - Advanced Pavement Design (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced methods in pavement design: mechanistic empirical pavement design, performance models, overlay design, back calculation of layer moduli, perpetual pavement design. Prerequisites: CE 356, senior or graduate standing.

C E 586 - Pavement Management Systems (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Condition assessment of the infrastructure with emphasis given to pavement, deterioration modeling, engineering economics of payment systems, evaluation of project alternatives, optimization and ranking, sustainability, and strategic environment assessment for infrastructure decision-making. Prerequisite: CE 356.

C E 591 - Special Topics I (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topics of special interest, which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.

C E 592 - Special Topics II (1-3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Topics of special interest, which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing.

C E 610 - Advanced Numerical Methods (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Selected numerical methods and applications chosen to meet current needs for solving problems in civil engineering. Prerequisite: CE 210 or equivalent. Not open to students who have previously earned credit in CE 510.

C E 650 - Site Remediation (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Preliminary studies and engineering design of various treatment technologies used for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. Brownfield remediation. Soil composition and behavior, development and movement of groundwater. Soil sampling and monitoring of contaminants in groundwater. Drilling techniques based on soil type. Processes affecting the distribution of inorganic and organic pollutants in the environment, exchange among soil, water, sediment, and biota. Prerequisites: CE 380 and CE 360.

C E 655 - Environmental Management Modeling (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Development, solution, and interpretation of management models used in environmental planning and water resource systems. Risk analysis and management. Risk and how its various aspects influence environmental regulations and policy. Decision making with risk including risk-based design. Environmental impact assessment. Water resource allocation decisions. Prerequisite: CE 360.

C E 670 - Theory of Elasticity (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Stress and strain tensors; stress on arbitrary planes; principle stresses in three dimensions; equilibrium equations; strain displacement equations and compatibility conditions; transformation of stresses and strains; plane elasticity in rectangular and polar coordinates; boundary value problems; yield and failure criteria; energy principles. Prerequisites: CE 510, CE 573.

C E 691 - Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering I (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced topics of special interest in civil engineering and construction which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

C E 692 - Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering II (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Advanced topics of special interest in civil engineering and construction which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisites: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

C E 699 - Thesis (3-6 hours)
Gen. Ed.
Research on a topic selected by the student and approved by the thesis advisor. Prerequisite: graduate standing in CE.

Construction

CON 520 - Construction and Engineering Practice (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 522 - Advanced Cadd (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 524 - Building Information Modeling (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 526 - Advanced Cost Estimating (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 528 - Advanced Scheduling (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 529 - Advanced Contracts (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 536 - Tqm Principles (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 537 - Construction Simulation (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.

CON 540 - Project and Company Management (3 hours)
Gen. Ed.