Civil Engineering : Courses

CIE 303 Geodesy, Gps, and GIS

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MAE 177; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 308 Engineering Statistics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: MTH 241; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces statistical inference, methods of data analysis, point and interval estimation, tests of hypotheses, correlation and regression, and experiment design. Students may not receive credit for this course and EAS 305.

CIE 323 Structural Engineering I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 209
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 323, Civil Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Second of a two-course sequence on structural analysis required of all civil engineering students. Concentrates on the calculation of deflections and the analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Various methods will be presented to compute displacements, with the use of virtual work emphasized. For analysis of statically indeterminate structures, the force method of analysis (also called flexibility method) will be emphasized. Displacement-based methods will also be introduced including slope deflection method and moment distribution. Structures examine in this course will be modeled as planar trusses, beams and/or frame structures. Students will use a general purpose structural analysis program to analyze more complicated structures.

CIE 327 Civil Engineering Materials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 209; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 Soil Mechanics

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: EAS 209
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Soil formation and identification. The physical and mechanical properties of granular and cohesive soils. The nature and flow of water in soils, stress distribution, consolidation, analysis of deformation and strength of soils, stress path dependent behavior and slope stability.

CIE 340 Environmental Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Geosciences Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 354 and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: EAS 207
Co-requisites: MTH 306
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Co-requisite: CIE 354
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Co-requisite: CIE 354, CIE 323, and CIE 327
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Co-requisite: CIE 343, CIE 334, And CIE 340
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 415 Professional Practice Issues

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: Technical elective w/ design
Approved Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 416 Civil Engineering Capstone Design

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 415
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Second course of a two-course sequence. Students work in teams of four to six on a design problem that is drawn from industry. The project is introduced in CIE 415. Teams compete against each other and are required to complete a preliminary design report and project presentation. Teams meet weekly in smaller groups with faculty and practicing engineers to discuss progress.

CIE 423 Structural Engineering III

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 324; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Emphasizes the matrix formulation of the equations that describe the response of statically indeterminate systems, and it also provides an introduction to plastic analysis, approximate methods of analysis, and structural dynamics for seismic applications. Implements a modern approach which integrates theory and computational analysis to solve a wide-range of civil engineering structures for vertical and lateral loads.

CIE 424 Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Requisites: Requisite: Senior Standing
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 423 and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Co-requisites: Math Elective
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 324; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 324 and Civil Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 324; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 334; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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, piles, and drilled shafts. Lateral earth pressures, retaining walls, and braced excavations.

CIE 437 Pavement Design and Materials

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 334 and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 Advanced Foundation Design and Construction

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 435; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Site investigation, evaluation of soil parameters, and design of earth systems, retaining walls, sheet piles, tie backs, anchors, shallow foundations, including settlement and bearing capacity of shallow spread footings, mats, and deep foundations supplemented with case studies. Design of ground improvement. Geotechnical and structural design of shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shafts for a variety of structures. Group project involving site investigation, preliminary design, and final design report for one or two large-size real-world project(s).

CIE 439 Transportation System Analysis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: CIE 308
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: MTH 306; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 340
Co-requisites: CIE 343
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 343
Co-requisites: CIE 308
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 354 and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and Geology Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 Sustainability Practicum

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 340 and CIE 343; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Engineering policy dimensions of sustainability. Topics include: (1) definitions and concepts of "sustainability," (2) introduction to climate change science and policy, and (3) relevant analytical tools such as life cycle assessment and carbon footprint analysis. Student teams will conduct studies that integrate environmental, economic, and social concerns in an engineering context, with a strong emphasis on oral and written communications.

CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 340 and CIE 343; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 444 and CIE 415
Co-requisites: CIE 442
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 334
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 - 4
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Requisites: Permission of Instructor Required to Register
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Requisites: Permission of Instructor Required to Register
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 324
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 343
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 340 and CIE 343
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 435
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CIE 340; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Geosciences Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Waste management continues to be a major global challenge for environmental engineers and other stakeholders. Technical, regulatory and societal aspects of Hazardous and Solid Waste Management are addressed. Topics related to Hazardous Waste include: (1) evolution of current laws dealing with hazardous waste disposal and cleanup; (2) investigation and remediation contaminated sites; and (3) environmental fate and transport of hazardous chemicals. Solid Waste topics include (1) social, economic and political forces that influence the waste management industry; (2) current laws governing solid waste management; and (3) emerging concepts, including Integrated Solid Waste Management, Materials Management, and Life Cycle Analysis. For both focus areas, a strong emphasis is placed on communication of technical issues to the public.

CIE 476 Design and Construction of Earth Structures

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CIE 334
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Spring
Requisites: Requisite: Senior Standing
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): Fall, Spring
Requisites: Requisite: Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Requisites: Requisite: Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:40 EST