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Civil Engineering (C E)

C E 410W Sustainable Residential Subdivision Design (3) Residential subdivision process; site selection; conservation and neo- traditional design; utility design and layout; best management practices for erosion and stormwater.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: A E 372 orC E 332 ; seventh-semester standing in Architectural or Civil Engineering  

C E 411 Residential Construction Design Project (1) Interdisciplinary teams will develop a complete design and investment package for a real life new residential or real estate development.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: 5th semester standing or higher  

C E 421W Transportation Design (3) Design of streets and highway facilities; emphasis on geometric elements, intersections and interchanges, roadway drainage, and pavement design.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 321  

C E 422 Transportation Planning (3) Transportation systems planning, programming, and management; modeling and simulation, data collection, analysis, and forecasting.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: 3 credits in probability or statistics  

C E 423 Traffic Operations (3) The highway capacity manual, concepts and analyses, freeway operations, signalized and unsignalized intersections, signal coordination, traffic impact studies.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: C E 321  

C E 424 Project Info. Modeling (3) Project Information Modeling is the process of constructing a 3D digital model of a project with attached information.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: EDSGN 100;C E 332 orC E 333W  

C E 432 Construction Project Management (3) Fundamentals of project management, construction scheduling using the CPM technique, construction project preplanning, and control of quality, safety, and costs.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: C E 332  

C E 435 Foundation Engineering (3) Bearing capacity, settlement, and structural design of shallow foundations; lateral earth pressure; retaining and sheet-pile walls; introduction to deep foundations
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 335 . Prerequiste or concurrent:C E 341  

C E 436 Construction Engineering Materials (3) Design, production, application, specification, and quality control of construction materials unique to civil engineering.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 336, STAT 401  

C E 437 Engineering Materials for Sustainability (3) Environmental impact of materials; life-cycle assessment; material selection to optimize performance; design, evaluation, and production of green construction materials.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 336 or equivalent  

C E 438W Construction Engineering Capstone Design (3) Construction project integrating geotechnical reports; materials specifications; quality control; equipment; estimation; scheduling; design details: excavations, foundations, retaining walls, formwork, pavements.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: C E 432 andC E 435 orC E 436  

C E 439W Geotechnical and Materials Engineering Design Capstone (3) Subsurface site evaluation; integrated design of retaining walls, foundations, pavements, and materials for airports, highways, dams, or other facilities.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 435 and eitherC E 436 orC E 437  

C E 441 Structural Design of Foundations (3) Design of concentrically and eccentrically loaded square, rectangular, and combined footings; analysis and design of mat foundations; retaining walls; piles caps; flexible retaining design, and caissons.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 341   Concurrent: C E 342

C E 445 Advanced Structural Analysis (3) Analysis of trusses and frame stiffness matrix method of analysis. Analysis of indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames using classical methods.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 340  

C E 447 Structural Analysis by Matrix Methods (3) Analysis of truss and frame structures using flexibility and stiffness methods of matrix analysis. Computer applications.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 340  

C E 448W Advanced Structural Design (3) Wind, snow, seismic, bridge loads; building design using steel, concrete, and prestressed concrete; advanced steel connections; capstone project; computer applications.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: C E 342, C E 441 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:ENGL 202C  

C E 449 Advanced Structural Design (3) Special systems, frames and bracing in steel, wood and reinforced or precast concrete. Introduction to composite construction.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 340, C E 341, C E 342  

C E 454 Safety (3) This course will focus on safety issues as they relate to OSHA.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: permission of program  

C E 456 Planning and Scheduling (3) Theory and practice used in planning and scheduling projects; defining task and resources, creating logic diagrams, and monitoring the projects.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 332 orC E 333W  

C E 458 Construction Management II (3) Procedures in construction organization including procurement, ethics, field supervision, legal and managerial problems, personnel, cost accounting, and construction business practices.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: C E 333W, C E 456  

C E 461 Water-resource Engineering (3) Qualitative and quantitative description of the hydrologic cycle, flood and drought frequency analysis, climate and land use change impacts, risk analysis and uncertainty, water resource management at regional, national and global scale.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: C E 360  

C E 462 Open Channel Hydraulics (3) Free surface flow in rivers, canals, steep chutes, stilling basins, and transitions.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 360  

C E 465W Water Resources Capstone Course (3) Hydraulic design of river structures and open channels including supercritical and spatially varied flow; hydrologic/hydraulic computer modeling; design project.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: C E 461 . Prerequisite or concurrent:C E 462  

C E 472W Environmental Engineering Capstone Design (3) Principles and design of unit operations for water; domestic and industrial wastewater treatment; equipment selection and application.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 370, C E 371  

C E 475 Water Quality Chemistry (4) Chemistry applicable to the understanding and analysis of water quality, pollution, and treatment.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: C E 370, CHEM 110, CHEM 111  

C E 476 Solid and Hazardous Wastes (3) Characteristics and treatment of solid wastes and hazardous wastes.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: C E 370, C E 371  

C E 479 Environmental Microbiology for Engineers (3) Intro microbiology for engineers; microbe structure, function, and diversity; environmental ecosystems; diagnostic labs.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: CHEM 111, C E 370  

C E 488C Capstone Project - Construction (4) This course consists of a project either selected by the students with approval or assigned by the instructor.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: eighth-semester Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology student. Previous or concurrent:CET 430, CET 431, CET 432, CET 435, C E 456  

C E 488D Capstone Project - Structural Design (4) This course consists of a structural design project either selected by the students with approval or assigned by the instructor.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: eighth-semester Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology student. Previous or concurrent:CET 430, CET 431, CET 432 andCET 435  

C E 494 Senior Thesis (1-9) Students must have approval of a thesis adviser before scheduling this course.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 494H Honors Senior Thesis (1-6) Investigation of an original project in the area of Civil Engineering.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

C E 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

C E 511 Engineering Soil Characteristics (3) Applications of physico-chemical principles in soil engineering; soil composition; factors influencing engineering soil properties.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 335  

C E 512 Soil Mechanics II (2-5) Evaluation of strength parameters and compressibility of soils; elastic analysis of stress and strain; techniques of forecasting foundation settlement; slope stability analysis.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 513 Advanced Foundation Engineering (3) Practical applications of soil mechanics principles to geotechnical engineering problems; dewatering techniques; design of deep foundations and retaining structures.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 335  

C E 521 Transportation Networks and Systems Analysis (3) Techniques of transportation network, user, stochastic user, and variable demand equilibrium; transportation activity system; computer simulation techniques and forecasting methods.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: 3 credits of computer science  

C E 522 Traffic Simulation and Control (3) Simulation theory, traffic modeling using GPSS, traffic signal optimization using TEXAS, EVIPAS, PASSERII, TRANSYT-7F, TRAF-NETSIM, FRESIM and CORFLO.
Effective: Summer 1997
Prerequisite: C E 423  

C E 523 Analysis of Transportation Demand (3) Theories of travel behavior, least squares and maximum likelihood, estimation methods, continuous dependent variable models, utility maximization, discrete econometric techniques.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: 3 credits of probability and statistics  

C E 525 Transportation Operations (3) Tools for analyzing transportation operations, including: properties of traffic streams, queuing, traffic dynamics, networks, probability and estimation of traffic properties.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: C E 423  

C E 526 Highway and Street Design (3) Technical analysis of the design elements of roadways, alinement, cross- section features, and intersection and interchange design considerations.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: C E 421  

C E 527 Roadside Design and Management (3) Roadside safety and design, safety management, pavement management, lighting, signs, signals, and markings, clear zone, guiderail, impact attenuators.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: C E 421W  

C E 528 Transportation Safety Analysis (3) Issues and methods in transportation safety analysis; factors contributing to crashes; crash causation; modeling accident occurrence; identifying sites for treatment.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: STAT 401  

C E 531 (A E 531) Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction (3) Basic legal doctrines, contractual relationships between parties, analysis of construction contract clauses, contract performance, and professional practice problems.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 431W  

C E 533 Construction Productivity Analysis and Performance Evaluation (3) Construction productivity concepts and models; productivity measurement, control, and forecasting; analysis of factors affecting productivity; methods improvement techniques.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: STAT 401;C E 431 orA E 474  

C E 535 Integrated Project Management for Civil Engineers (3) Apply the project management process to civil and environmental engineering projects.
Effective: Summer 2015
 

C E 536 (SOILS 536, GEOSC 536) Topics in Biogeochemistry (2) This seminar addresses chemical interactions between the biosphere and the physical environment over Earth's history and as impacted by humans.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

C E 538 (A E 538) Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings (3) Introductory engineering seismology, basic principles of structural dynamics, application of earthquake design, provisions of model building codes to design of buildings.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: A E 401, A E 402, A E 430  

C E 539 Approximate Methods of Structural Analysis (3) Structural analysis through the application of initial-value methods, Newmark's method, Fourier series, finite difference techniques, and work and energy procedures.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 340  

C E 540 Statically Indeterminate Structures (3) Analysis of statically indeterminate straight/curved beams, grids, 2D/3D frames, arches, cables, and shells using classical and modern techniques.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

C E 541 Structural Analysis (3) Theory of various finite elements as applied to civil engineering structures. Term paper required.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 447  

C E 542 (A E 542) Building Enclosure Science and Design (3) The building enclosure: nature, importance, loadings; building science: control of heat, moisture, air, hygrothermal analysis; design: walls, windows, roofs, joints.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

C E 543 Prestressed Concrete Behavior and Design (3) Design and behavior of prestressed concrete structures: materials and systems losses, flexure, shear, bond, deflections, partial prestressing, continuous beams.
Effective: Summer 2003
Prerequisite: C E 341, A E 402 or approved equivalent  

C E 544 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (3) Advanced topics in design of reinforced concrete structures. Torsion and shear; beam moment-curvature; two-way slab systems; slender columns; strut- and-tie methodology.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

C E 545 Metal Structure Behavior and Design (3) Design philosophies and basis; seismic loading; fatigue; bending, column, plate, and beam-column stability; tapered members; torsion; connections; bracing; frame stability.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

C E 546 Reinforced Concrete Slabs (3) Behavior, analysis, and design of floor systems; elastic, ACI Code method, yield line theory; two-way, flat slab, flat plate.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 341  

C E 548 Structural Design for Dynamic Loads (3) Dynamic behavior of structural systems of one and more degrees of freedom; earthquake, blast-resistant analysis, and design of structures.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 212, C E 340  

C E 549 Bridge Engineering I (3) Engineering of modern steel and concrete bridge structures; loading; analysis; design.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: C E 448W  

C E 550 Engineering Construction Management (3) Management fundamentals for construction contracting; organization, project planning, scheduling and control, bonding and insurance, labor legislation and regulation, cost and control.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 431  

C E 551 Random Processes in Hydrologic Systems (3) Hydrologic systems analysis, simulation; design using probability, time series and dynamical systems; formulating models, parameter estimation, environmental impact, resource assessment.
Effective: Summer 1996
Prerequisite: C E 361 ; introductory probability and statistics  

C E 555 Groundwater Hydrology: Analysis and Modeling (3) Introduction to groundwater resource analysis, model formulation, simulation, and design of water resource systems using symbolic and numerical methods.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: MATH 251  

C E 561 Surface Hydrology (3) Quantification of the processes that govern the movement and storage of water near the land-surface including precipitation, evapotranspiration, and runoff.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

C E 563 Systems Optimization Using Evolutionary Algorithms (3) Comprehensive introduction to genetic and evolutionary computation: genetic algorithms, evolutionary strategies, multi-objective optimization, parallelization approaches, and fitness approximation.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

C E 564 Sediment Transport in Alluvial Streams (3) River flow, river channel formation, the physical characteristics of rivers, responses of rivers to natural and human-made changes.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: C E 462  

C E 566 Uncertainty and Reliability in Civil Engineering (3) Introduction to probabilistic modeling, simulation, uncertainty analysis, and reliability estimates applied to civil engineering.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

C E 567 River Engineering (3) Introduction to river mechanics and fluvial geomorphology applied to problems of sediment transport and channel morphology.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

C E 570 Environmental Aquatic Chemistry (3) Speciation, reactivity, and distribution of contaminants in water, with emphasis in inorganic chemicals.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 475  

C E 571 Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes (3) The theory of physical-chemical processes used in the treatment of potable water and municipal and industrial wastewaters.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 472, C E 475  

C E 572 Biological Treatment Processes (3) The theory and application of biological processes to treat organic wastes, including wastewater, solid residuals, and toxic priority pollutants.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: or concurrent:C E 475  

C E 573 Environmental Organic Chemistry (3) Theory, measurement, and estimation of the characteristics and environmental transformations of hazardous materials.
Effective: Spring 2000
Prerequisite: C E 475  

C E 575 Industrial Waste Management (3) Surveys and analysis, pollution prevention, regulatory requirements, treatment and disposal of liquid, gaseous and solid residues.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: C E 472  

C E 576 (CH E 576) Environmental Transport Processes (3) Fundamentals of chemical transport in engineered environments, such as biofilm reactors, and natural systems including aquifers and rivers.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: C E 475  

C E 577 Treatment Plant Design (1-6) Design of works for the treatment of water and wastewater for municipalities and industries.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 472 ; 3 credits in hydraulics  

C E 578 Groundwater Remediation (3) Application of fundamental physical/chemical/biological processes in natural and engineered systems for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: C E 475  

C E 579 Environmental Pollution Microbiology (3) Fundamentals of microorganisms in water and wastewater treatment; indicators of pollution; activities of microorganisms in polluted waters, including biogeochemical cycles.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

C E 580 Hydrodynamic Mixing Processes (3) Physical mixing processes in rivers, estuaries, lakes, and oceans. Analytic methods and computational modeling.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

C E 581 Pavement Management and Rehabilitation (3) Techniques of network and project level pavement management, field evaluation methods and equipment, maintenance and rehabilitation strategies, overlay design procedures.
Effective: Fall 1992
Prerequisite: C E 421  

C E 582 Pavement Design and Analysis (3) Viscoelastic analysis; non-linear analysis; fatigue and permanent deformation; back-calculation of layer moduli; mechanistic-empirical design methods.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

C E 583 Bituminious Materials and Mixtures (3) Composition, physical behavior, production, and performance of bituminous materials and mixtures.
Effective: Spring 1998
 

C E 584 Concrete Materials and Properties (3) Study of concrete properties and associated variables, prediction models, testing, preventative measures, pozzolans, admixtures.
Effective: Spring 1997
Prerequisite: A E 221 orC E 336  

C E 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

C E 591 Environmental Engineering Seminar (1) Seminar topics selected by faculty and students based on research interests on topics related to environmental engineering and science.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

C E 592 Environmental Engineering & Science Topics (1) Current topics in environmental engineering and science.
Effective: Spring 2005
 

C E 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or term.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Summer 1996
 

C E 599 Foreign Studies (1-2 per semester/maximum of 4) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

C E 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Supervised experience in college teaching.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

C E 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-9 per semester/maximum of 18) Foreign study and/or research contituting progress towards the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Fall 2011
 

C E 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

C E 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

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