Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Civil Engineering - Courses

CIE 303 Geodesy, Gps, and GIS
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 177; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 308 Engineering Statistics
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 241; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 327 Civil Engineering Materials
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 334 Soil Mechanics
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 209
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CHE 101 or CHE 105 or CHE 107;
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Geosciences Majors Only


CIE 341 Environmental Engineering Science
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

CIE 341 covers basic concepts of microbiology and chemistry and their links to applications in environmental engineering, including, but not limited to, water and wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, and ecology. Content is closely coordinated with CIE 340 Environmental Engineering, taught in fall semester of the sophomore year, which serves as the introduction to CIE 341.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 340 and MTH 142 and CHE 108 or CHE 102 or CHE 106



CIE 354 Fluid Mechanics
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: EAS 207
Co-Requisites: MTH 306
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 360 Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: CIE 354
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 361 Civil Engineering Laboratory I
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: CIE 354, CIE 323, and CIE 327
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 362 Civil Engineering Laboratory II
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: CIE 343, CIE 334, And CIE 340
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 415 Professional Practice Issues
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: One of the following technical elective with design courses: CIE 428, CIE 429, CIE 430, CIE 438, or CIE 442. Approved Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only.
Other Requisites: CIE 415


CIE 416 Civil Engineering Capstone Design
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 415 and one of the following technical elective w/ design courses: CIE 428, CIE 429, CIE 430, CIE 438, or CIE 442;
Approved Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only.



CIE 423 Structural Engineering III
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 324 and MTH 309; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 424 Computer-Aided Design in Civil Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MAE 177 and CIE 324 and CIE 439
Requisite: Senior Standing
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 426 Finite Element Structural Analysis
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 423 and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Co-Requisites: Math Elective


CIE 428 Steel Design
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 324; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 429 Reinforced Concrete Design
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 324 and Civil Engineering Majors Only


CIE 430 Design of Wood Structures
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 324; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 435 Foundation Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 334; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 436 Traffic Ops & Design
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

This course addresses the design, operation, control and management of transportation facilities. Topics covered include geometric design of roadways, capacity analysis for freeway segments, signal timing and design, and intersection design and layout. Students will be introduced to a number of traffic analysis and traffic simulation software, including the TRANSIMS model and SYNCHRO/SimTraffic. As a part of this course, students will be required to undertake a comprehensive term project that would involve detailed analysis and/or simulation of a given transportation facility.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 439
Approved Engineering Majors Only



CIE 437 Pavement Design and Materials
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 334 and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 438 Advanced Foundation Design and Construction
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

Site investigation, problem identification, and design of earth structures and foundation for small and large buildings and bridges in real-world setting. Plan site investigation. Identify, interpret, and approximate relevant soil properties for design analyses. Design shallow, mat, and deep foundations (including bearing capacity, settlements, lateral loads and driveability analyses), slopes, embankments, earth retaining systems, and ground improvement (consolidation, densification, reinforcement, soil nailing, anchors), as necessary for a given real-world project. Team work, Technical design report writing and oral presentations.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 435; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 439 Transportation System Analysis
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Co-Requisites: CIE 308
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 440 Travel Demand Forecasting
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

The focus of this class is on the state-of-the-art methods for forecasting travel demand. The ability to forecast travel demand is fundamental to any transportation planning effort. The first part of the class will focus on the four-step travel demand forecasting process that consists of the trip generation, trip distribution, mode split and traffic assignment steps. This approach, though aggregate and conventional, has been widely used for planning purposes in the US and other countries in the world.. Recent refinements to the process will also be discussed, along with a brief introduction to activity-based analysis, an alternative paradigm of travel demand forecasting that is behavior oriented and tends to increase the sensitivity of transportation planning models to policy making.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 439, CIE 308, and Math 309



CIE 441 Ecological Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: MTH 306; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 442 Treatment Process Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 340
Co-Requisites: CIE 343
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 444 Hydrologic Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 343
Co-Requisites: CIE 308
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 445 Groundwater Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 354 and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and Geology Majors Only



CIE 446 Water Resources Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CIE 447 Sustainability
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 340; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 448 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 340; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 449 Environmental Engineering Design
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 442, CIE 444 and CIE 415
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only
Engineering & Applied Sciences Bachelors



CIE 458 Introduction to Geoenvironmental Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 334


CIE 461 Air Pollution
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 360; Senior standing required; Permission of Instructor required



CIE 462 Special Topics in Structural Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 324


CIE 463 Special Topics in Water Resources Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 343



CIE 464 Special Topics in Environmental Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 340 and CIE 343


CIE 465 Special Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 435



CIE 469 Hazardous Waste Management
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 340; Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering and Environmental Geosciences Majors Only
Other Requisites: CIE 469


CIE 476 Design and Construction of Earth Structures
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CIE 334
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 491 Construction Estimating
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 493 Project Management
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: Senior Standing
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only



CIE 498 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: CIE 498 Requisite: Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only


CIE 499 Independent Study
Civil, Struc & Env Engineering

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.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: CIE 499 Requisite: Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Majors Only




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