UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
212 Ketter Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4300

Phone: 716.645.2114
Fax: 716.645.3733
Web: www.csee.buffalo.edu

A. Scott Weber
Chair

James N. Jensen
Director of Undergraduate Studies

About the Program

Civil engineers build societies, from the landmarks that define who we are to the hidden infrastructure essential for our survival. Civil engineering projects such as the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, Boston�s �Big Dig,� the interstate highway system, and New York City's water supply system illustrate the diversity, scale, grandeur and functionality that is civil engineering. Because they often work in the public arena, civil engineers require broad technical training as well as strong communication skills, and usually must be licensed as professional engineers.

Degree Options

The Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering offers a BS degree in civil engineering, a BS degree in environmental engineering (described separately), and two combined degree options. For example, students may elect to pursue a five-year BS (Civil)/MBA combined-degree program, or a five-year BS (Civil)/ME (Civil) combined-degree program.

The Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering also offers programs leading to the master of engineering (ME), master of science (MS), or doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree.

Advisement

Each student is assigned a faculty advisor upon acceptance into any of the programs offered by the department. New and transfer students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor as soon as possible to discuss their program of study; continuing students are required to meet with their advisor at least once each semester. The principal role of the faculty advisor is to assist students in choosing courses to complete their degree requirements in a timely fashion with a manageable workload. Faculty advisors also provide general advice concerning career specialization, employment opportunities, graduate school, combined degree programs, and other academic and professional issues.

Academic advisement also is available through the Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, located in 410 Bonner Hall. Official records are maintained at this office. Students who need help or have questions regarding the general education requirements, UB DARS report, transfer credits, and/or basic science and math courses should see an academic advisor in 410 Bonner Hall.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements before consideration for admission to the Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering. Civil engineering courses completed at other colleges and offered as substitutes for UB courses are evaluated individually by the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Evaluations for transfer credits of general education, basic science, and engineering science courses completed at other universities and colleges are done through the Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 410 Bonner Hall.

Note: For pre-engineering requirements, see the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences entry in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

A co-op program is available through the Engineering Career Institute. Please see http://undergrad-catalog.buffalo.edu/academicprograms/eas.shtml for more information.

Career Opportunities/Further Study

The B.S. curriculum includes math, science and basic engineering courses in the freshman and sophomore years, required civil engineering courses in the junior and senior years, and technical elective courses taken in the senior year. Laboratories in civil engineering are included in two lab classes in the junior year. Students have considerable flexibility in the selection of technical elective courses, allowing them to specialize in one of the civil engineering subdisciplines. Students interested in a more focused specialization in the field of environmental engineering may wish to consider the B.S. in environmental engineering program (described separately) offered through the Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering.

The B.S. degree in civil engineering prepares graduates for professional practice and eventual licensure as professional engineers. Our graduates find employment in engineering consulting firms, industry, and government. The program also prepares students for graduate study.

Civil Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall*.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in engineering courses* .
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in technical courses.

*Students majoring in civil engineering must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 overall and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in engineering courses to register for fall semester CIE classes in the junior year.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers
CIE 101 Great Creations of Civil Engineering
CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 323 Structural Engineering I
CIE 324 Structural Engineering II
CIE 327 Civil Engineering Materials
CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
CIE 343 Hydraulic Engineering
CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
CIE 361 Civil Engineering Laboratory I
CIE 362 Civil Engineering Laboratory II
CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues
CIE 435 Foundation Engineering
CIE 439 Transportation System Analysis
EAS 140 Engineering Solutions
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Higher-Level Language or CSE 113 Introduction to Computer Science I
EAS 308 Engineering Statistics
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing/CAD
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
One applied math elective
One engineering elective
Five technical electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 112

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, CIE 101, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring CHE 108, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207; EAS 230 or CSE 113; MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, MTH 306, one engineering elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall CIE 303, CIE 323, CIE 327, CIE 354, CIE 361, EAS 308
Spring CIE 324, CIE 334, CIE 340, CIE 343, CIE 362

FOURTH YEAR
Fall CIE 435, CIE 439, two technical electives, one applied math elective
Spring CIE 415, three technical electives

Electives and Course Groupings

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
Five technical electives are required (see list below).
At least one of the technical electives must be CIE 428, CIE 429, CIE 430, CIE 438, CIE 442, or CIE 449.
Senior-level courses outside civil engineering may also be taken as technical electives with prior approval from the director of undergraduate studies.
Only one of the work experience courses (CIE 404, CIE 406-CIE 408, or EAS 495) can be counted as a technical elective toward fulfillment of degree requirements.

CIE 404 Civil Engineering Internship
CIE 406 Co-op Work Experience
CIE 408 Co-op Work Experience
CIE 423 Structural Engineering III
CIE 424 Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering
CIE 426 Finite Element Structural Analysis
CIE 428 Steel Design
CIE 429 Reinforced Concrete Design
CIE 430 Design of Wood Structures
CIE 437 Pavement Design
CIE 438 Structural Design and Construction of Foundations
CIE 441 Ecological Engineering
CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering
CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering
CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering
CIE 447 Environmental Engineering Practicum
CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
CIE 458 Geoenvironmental Engineering
CIE 461 Air Pollution
CIE 469 Hazardous Waste Management
CIE 476 Design and Construction of Earth Structures
CIE 491 Construction Estimating
CIE 493 Project Management
EAS 480 Technical Communication
EAS 495 Engineering Career Institute

APPLIED MATH ELECTIVES
EAS 451 Modern Methods of Engineering Computations or MAE 376 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering
MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
MTH 417 Multivariable Calculus
MTH 418 Analytical Methods or MAE 428 Analytical Methods

ENGINEERING ELECTIVES
CSE 114 Introduction to Computer Science II
EAS 200 EE Concepts/Nonmajors
EAS 204 Thermodynamics
EE 202 Circuit Analysis I
IE 320 Engineering Economy

Emphasis Areas

Construction Engineering and Management
Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering/Business Administration - B.S / M.B.A

Acceptance Criteria

Same as BS in Civil Engineering, but students must also apply to MBA program. MBA applications are due by June 1 of the third year.

Required Courses

Same as Civil Engineering except two technical electives are required instead of five. In addition, the following MBA courses are required:

MGA 604 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MGB 601 Behavior and Organizational Concepts
MGE 601 Economics for Managers
MGF 631 Financial Management
MGM 625 Marketing Management
MGS 630 Operations and Service Management
MGS 641 Strategic Management
MBA Practicum
MBA Flex Core courses
Seven MBA electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the undergraduate portion...98
Total required credit hours for the BS/MBA��154

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the School of Management's MBA handbook for requirements for MBA candidates.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, CIE 101, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring CHE 108, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207; EAS 230 or CSE 113; MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, MTH 306, one engineering elective, one applied math elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall CIE 303, CIE 323, CIE 327, CIE 354, CIE 361, EAS 308
Spring CIE 324, CIE 334, CIE 340, CIE 343, CIE 362

FOURTH YEAR
Fall CIE 435, CIE 439, MGA 604, MGB 601, MGE 601, MBA Flex Core course
Spring CIE 415, MGF 631, MGM 625, MGS 630, MBA Flex Core course, one CIE technical elective

FIFTH YEAR
Fall MBA practicum, four MBA electives
Spring MGS 641, one CIE technical elective, three MBA electives

Contact School of Management for flex core course and elective options.

Electives and Course Groupings

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICAL AND APPLIED MATH ELECTIVES
Same as BS in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering - B.S./M.E.

Acceptance Criteria

Same as BS in Civil Engineering, but students also must apply to combined program during their junior year and must meet the following GPA requirements:
Minimum GPA of 3.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 3.0 in engineering courses.

Required Courses

Same as Civil Engineering except three undergraduate technical electives are necessary instead of five. In addition, the following graduate courses are required:
CIE 557 Engineering Project
CIE 558 Engineering Project

Eight graduate courses, selected in consultation with the student�s faculty advisor and in accordance with specific program requirements.

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major: 133

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, CIE 101, EAS 140, MTH 141
Spring CHE 108, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207; EAS 230 or CSE 113; MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, MTH 306, one engineering elective

THIRD YEAR
Fall CIE 303, CIE 323, CIE 327, CIE 354, CIE 361, EAS 308
Spring CIE 324, CIE 334, CIE 340, CIE 343, CIE 362

FOURTH YEAR
Fall CIE 435, CIE 439, one undergraduate technical elective, one graduate course, one applied math elective
Spring CIE 415, two undergraduate technical elective, one graduate course

FIFTH YEAR
Fall CIE 557, three graduate courses
Spring CIE 558, three graduate courses

Electives and Course Groupings

Same as BS in Civil Engineering

Emphasis Areas

Earthquake Engineering
Environmental and Hydrosystems Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering

Course Descriptions

CIE 101 Great Creations of Civil Engineering

Credits:  1
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Seeks to develop a basic understanding of the scientific rationale behind the design for large-scale public works, of the urban social context within which such works are funded and built, and of the symbolic meaning of these projects seen as cultural moments and works of art. One lecture per week.

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  MAE 177
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces students to spatial concepts that are important in the planning, construction, and operation of civil engineering projects and activities. Introduces the expression of these concepts in graphical language, which is central to civil and architectural communication by first developing some basic skills in CAD. Studies concepts and principles of location and layout of points on the surface of the 3-D earth from both a historical and a modern technology perspective. Also covers the problem of converting the curved surface of the earth onto a plane map or computer screen. Reviews the use of plane concepts for local layouts, along with the circumstances under which 2-D plane concepts can be utilized. Discusses and demonstrates the technological basis for modern measurement and positioning systems, such as DME and GPS. Covers techniques used to identify and lay out land areas in the United States. Introduces GIS.

CIE 323 Structural Engineering I

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  EAS 209, MTH 306
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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First of a two-course sequence required of all civil engineering students. Basic aspects of structural analysis and design. Introduces structural engineering by an approach that unifies structural behavior, analysis, and design. Emphasizes analysis and design of determinant structures. Topics include analysis of determinate structures, determination of loadings, design criteria, and design of steel members in tension, bending, and compression.

CIE 324 Structural Engineering II

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 323
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Continuation of CIE 323, dealing primarily with analyzing and designing statically indeterminate structures. Topics include deflection calculations using the compatibility and moment distribution methods, an introduction to the stiffness method, and the design of steel beam columns. Introduces students to the use of general purpose structural analysis programs. Major part of the course is devoted to the term design project, which typically involves the modeling, loadings determination, analysis, assessment of safety and preparation of a technical report for an actual structure. Often involves the engineer of record for this structure in the project.

CIE 327 Civil Engineering Materials

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  EAS 209
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Mechanical properties of materials. Crystal structure, phase equilibria, deformation behavior under various states of stress. Failure theories, composite materials, prediction of composite material properties based on properties of constituent materials, and concrete mix design. Applications of materials technology to building products and design of structural components.

CIE 334 Mechanics of Soils

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 354, EAS 209
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Soil formation and identification. Studies the physical and mechanical properties of granular and cohesive soils. The nature and flow of water in soils, stress distribution, analysis of deformation and strength of soils. Stress path dependent behavior and consolidation.

CIE 340 Environmental Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MTH 306
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Introduces environmental engineering systems and infrastructure. Covers fundamentals including the application of mass and energy balances and equilibrium chemistry to environmental systems. Applies these concepts to a number of important environmental topics including risk assessment, modeling of water quality systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities, air quality modeling, and municipal and hazardous solid waste management.

CIE 343 Hydraulic Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 354
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Application of fundamentals of fluid mechanics to design systems, including pipe/pump systems, analysis of flow in rivers, and hydrodynamic and aerodynamic forces on structures. Topics include friction losses in pipes, flow measurement, hydraulic machinery, boundary layer characteristics, drag and lift forces, energy and momentum principle in open channel, resistance in open channels, uniform flow, nonuniform flow, surface profile computation, and design of channel controls and transitions.

CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  EAS 207, MTH 306
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Provides an introductory treatment of the dynamics of fluids, emphasizing incompressible fluids. Develops and applies hydrostatics, thermodynamics, fluid characteristics, kinematics, and dynamics; methods of analysis including the infinitesimal and finite control volume; stress rate-of-strain relations; and basic equations for continuity, energy, motion, and force-momentum. Measurement methods.

CIE 360 Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Credits:  2
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 340
Corequisites:  CIE 354 or permission of instructor
Type:  LAB

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Laboratory testing to enhance and extend the student�s understanding of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and environmental engineering, including modern methods of pollutant analysis. Data are collected and analyzed using statistical and numerical tools. Individual and group reports serve as vehicles for the development of technical communication skills. One 3-hour lab per week or equivalent.

CIE 361 Civil Engineering Laboratory I

Credits:  2
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  CIE 327, CIE 323, and CIE 354, or permission of instructor
Type:  LAB

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Laboratory testing to enhance and extend the student's understanding of the fundamental principles of structural analysis, civil engineering materials, and fluid mechanics. One 3-hour lab per week or equivalent.

CIE 362 Civil Engineering Laboratory II

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  CIE 334, CIE 340, and CIE 343, or permission of instructor
Type:  LAB

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Laboratory testing to enhance and extend the student�s understanding of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics, hydraulic engineering, and environmental engineering. Continuation of CIE 361. One 3-hour lab per week or equivalent.

CIE 404 Civil Engineering Internship

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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Field experience working on a civil engineering project in a practical setting (consulting office, governmental agency office, company plant, etc.) under the joint guidance of a practicing engineer and a faculty advisor. Projects are selected that integrate the material learned in academic courses. May require a written report and an oral presentation.

CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  junior/senior standing in environmental/civil engineering
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Ethical issues in civil engineering practice, the professional licensure process, the project life cycle, engineering economics fundamentals, construction contracts and delivery methods, cost estimating fundamentals, project scheduling fundamentals, project control fundamentals.

CIE 423 Structural Engineering III

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 324
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous courses (Structures I and II). In this course, advanced structural analysis techniques are taught with direct application to bridges and tall buildings. Topics include fundamentals of the flexibility and stiffness methods; bridge and tall buildings structural systems and design considerations; dynamics of single and multi degree-of-freedom systems; earthquake-response spectra; plastic analysis of beams, frames, and plates; stability of structures. Requires a design project that entails either a bridge structural system or a tall building. The project involves developing the structural system, analysis, design, and a final presentation.

CIE 424 Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MAE 177, senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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Basic principles of interactive computer graphics, computer-aided drafting, 3-D modeling, and visualization in modern CAD systems. The use of modern CAD software as a design tool in civil engineering applications. Overview of trends and futures in computer-aided design. Lecture and hands-on laboratory.

CIE 426 Finite Element Structural Analysis

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Comprehensively introduces the finite element method as applied primarily to structural analysis. Presents the foundations of finite elements by addressing the theory of elasticity, calculus of variations, and variational principles of solid mechanics. Subsequently, applies the finite element methodology to trusses, beams, membrane elements, plates, torsion, and axisymmetry. Introduces students to computer programming aspects of the finite element method. Additional topics (time permitting) are dynamics, stability, fluid flow, heat transfer, Galerkin and Ritz methods.

CIE 428 Steel Design

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 324
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Emphasizes a theoretical understanding of fundamental concepts in analysis and design of steel structures. Focuses on building structures; topics addressed in the class include materials, probabilistic underpinnings of structural steel design, tension members, compression members, beams and beam-columns, welded and bolted connections and analysis and design of steel structures for gravity, wind, and seismic loads.

CIE 429 Reinforced Concrete Design

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 324
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The design of reinforced concrete members for flexure, shear and combined flexure, and axial load; anchorage and development of reinforcement; design of connections for monolithic construction; 2-D reinforced concrete elements in shear and bending. Considers the calculation of long- and short-term deformations, as well as the problem of shrinkage; introduces the design of prestressed concrete members.

CIE 430 Design of Wood Structures

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 324
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces the properties of wood and its grading process. Presents design principles for members under axial tension, column members, beams under flexure, mechanical connections, and shear walls under lateral loads.

CIE 435 Foundation Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 334
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Applies soil mechanics to engineering problems. Soil exploration and sampling. States of plastic equilibrium, bearing capacity, and settlement of foundations. Foundation design, spread footing, mat, raft, piles, and caissons. Lateral earth pressures, retaining walls, braced excavations, and slope stability.

CIE 437 Pavement Design and Materials

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 334
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Design principles of flexible and rigid pavements. Includes a study of soils and paving materials, their interaction, their behavior under various loading conditions, and their ability to perform under all ambient loading conditions. Topics include surface, base, subbase and base courses: bituminous materials, quality control, and flexible and rigid pavement design methods. Laboratory sessions on asphaltic concrete mix design.

CIE 438 Structural Design and Construction of Foundations

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 435
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Structural design and construction of foundation systems. Topics include: structural design of shallow foundations, such as single footings, strip footings, and mat foundations; deep foundations, such as piles and caissons; retaining walls; sheet piles; excavation bracings; tie backs; and anchors. An application-oriented design course that requires students to do a real-life project in groups of three from preliminary design stage to final construction phase.

CIE 439 Transportation System Analysis

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Introduces engineering and planning principles applicable to all types of transportation systems; concept and methods of transportation network analysis; operation and management of transportation systems; traffic engineering elements; traffic flow theory; highway capacity analysis; design and application of traffic control devices.

CIE 441 Ecological Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  MTH 306
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Focuses on the physical, chemical, and hydrodynamic processes governing pollutant fate in natural systems. Topics include mass and energy balances, mixing processes, partitioning processes (exchange with solids and air), and particle removal. Examples from natural systems address lake, river, and atmospheric pollution.

CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  MTH 306
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB/REC

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Overview of environmental engineering treatment systems analysis and design. Topics include water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment, sludge processing, and industrial waste management.

CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 343, EAS 308
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies the physical processes associated with the components of the hydrologic cycle. Discusses measurement and collection of data. Explores model conceptualization and data analysis for quantification of water flow for design purposes. Emphasizes analysis procedures for surface and ground water hydrology useful for design of urban facilities. Discusses and applies hydrologic design methods to engineering projects. Emphasizes watershed management concepts.

CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Fundamentals of fluid flow and mass transport in porous media. Derives the governing mass and energy balance equations and develops several commonly applied solutions. Particular topics include groundwater flow under saturated and unsaturated conditions, well hydraulics, introduction to multiphase flow, fundamentals of solute transport, geostatistics, and remediation of contaminated aquifers.

CIE 446 Water Resources Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Studies and applies modeling, computational analysis, and design procedures for the design of water resources projects. Design projects include stream quality and stream flow, including bridge openings and floodway determination, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment. Relates the treatment design projects to wastewater stabilization ponds and wastewater treatment plants. Emphasizes watershed management concepts.

CIE 447 Environmental Engineering Practicum

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Student teams conduct studies at the field, pilot, and/or bench scale for the purposes of understanding environmental processes and collection of data needed for design and management decisions. Strongly emphasizes oral and written communication of the study results.

CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 340 and senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Presents fundamentals in aquatic chemistry as applied to natural waters, water treatment, and wastewater treatment. Topics include equilibrium concepts, chemical thermodynamics, acid-base reactions, precipitation and dissolution, oxidation and reduction, carbonate system chemistry, and complexation.

CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Design of environmental engineering systems, such as water-distribution networks; storm- and wastewater-collection systems; treatment systems for air, water, and wastewater; and hazardous waste site remediation. This is a professional practice�oriented course and includes process engineering principles, system analysis and design, regulations, economics, guest lectures, and field trips. Students work in design teams and produce written and oral reports for a major design project.

CIE 458 Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  CIE 334
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Soil-water-contaminant interaction processes, conduction phenomena, hydraulic conductivity and contaminant transport phenomena, effects of contaminants on soil properties, design aspects of landfills, waste-disposal systems, barriers and cutoff walls, site characterization, and soil remediation.

CIE 460 Special Topics

Credits:  1
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Offered irregularly. The subject matter of the course is announced when offered.

CIE 461 Air Pollution

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/LAB

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Introduces the fundamental aspects of the science and technologies associated with air pollution. Topics include: atmospheric chemistry and basic chemical kinetics; photochemical reactions in the atmosphere; aerosol physics and chemistry; sources of outdoor and indoor air pollution; climatic effects; pollution reduction technologies; gas phase and aerosol measurement and analytical techniques; health effects; atmospheric meteorology; and plume dispersion and transport models.

CIE 462 Special Topics in Structural Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 324
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops experience and expertise in the application of structural engineering fundamentals to design of civil engineering projects. Specific technique/problem areas are announced when offered. Requires students to complete homework assignments and hour tests, and they are graded on both. May require an in-depth design exercise.

CIE 463 Special Topics in Water Resources Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 343
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops experience and expertise in the application of fundamentals of water resources engineering to design civil engineering projects. Specific technique/problem areas are announced when offered. Requires students to complete homework assignments and hour tests, and they are graded on both. May require an in-depth design exercise.

CIE 464 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 340, CIE 343
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops experience and expertise in the application of fundamentals of environmental engineering to design of civil engineering projects. Specific technique/problem areas are announced when offered. Requires students to complete homework assignments and hour tests, and they are graded on both. May require an in-depth design exercise.

CIE 465 Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 435
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Develops experience and expertise in the application of fundamentals of geotechnical engineering to design of civil engineering projects. Specific technique/problem areas are announced when offered. Requires students to complete homework assignments and hour tests, and they are graded on both. May require an in-depth design exercise.

CIE 469 Hazardous Waste Management

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  junior/senior standing in engineering or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Focuses primarily on tools for managing industrial hazardous wastes and assessing the impacts of contamination from inactive waste sites. Major topics include site investigation, risk assessment, and exposure modeling. Students also develop a working knowledge of current US hazardous waste regulations and the history and impact of the Love Canal events. Also presents an overview of current site remediation technologies.

CIE 476 Design and Construction of Earth Structures

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  CIE 334
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Selection, engineering design, construction, monitoring, and performance evaluation of earth structures. Densification: soft ground consolidation, deep dynamic compaction; reinforcement: earth-retaining systems, soil nailing, reinforced earth, micropiles; ground improvement by admixtures: grouting, soil mixing techniques.

CIE 491 Construction Estimating

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Estimation of construction costs. Topics include project life cycle, financial considerations, order-of-magnitude estimates, the project acquisition decision, material/labor and equipment costs, overhead and profit consideration, building systems estimates, uncertainty, the bidding process, value engineering, and cost control.

CIE 493 Project Management

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  senior standing
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Life cycle planning of construction projects; contract types, project delivery strategies; bid packaging, bid evaluation, and selection of contractors; preconstruction planning; contract administration procedures; project quality control; value engineering and management; project site layout; and materials management.

CIE 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Credits:  1 - 3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  Permission of Instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing project in a faculty member's laboratory or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in an research setting.

CIE 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 12
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Students electing this course should be accepted for work on a special topic by a member of the teaching staff. Special forms are available in the department office.

 

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