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2017-2018 Academic Catalog: Course Descriptions - Civil Engineering

CIVE 2000 STATICS & MECHANICS MATERIALS I
Introduces solid mechanics including properties of areas and volumes (centroidal axis, center of gravity and moments of inertia), equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies in two and three dimensions, analysis of internal forces in trusses and frames and shear and moment diagrams for beams. (3 credits) fall
Prerequisites: MATH1750 or MATH1775 and PHYS1250
Corequisite: MATH1850 or MATH1875

CIVE 2205 INTRODUCTION TO GEOMATICS
Various elements of plane surveying, use of a level, total station and global positioning system; topographical surveying and mapping; error adjustment; area and volume computation; curve layout and site development; use of civil engineering computer application programs. (4 credits) fall

CIVE 2300 CAD IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
This course provides the student with an understanding of the role of the engineer on a design team and the importance of standards. It also provides the knowledge and practice of computer-aided design and drafting, and the use of AUTOCAD and CIVIL3D software in civil engineering design. (3 credits) spring

CIVE 2400 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS
Study of elemental and behavioral properties of steel, aluminum, aggregate, cement, concrete, asphalt, plastics, polymer composites, and wood. Uses in civil engineering and construction engineering applications with consideration to life cycle and longevity are also addressed. (3 credits) spring
Prerequisites: CHEM1100

CIVE 2500 STATICS & MECHANICS MATERIALS II
The study of internal stresses induced by external loads on beams, trusses and axially loaded members of differing materials. Discussion and problems include sectional properties, stress-strain behavior, temperature effects, column buckling and combined stresses. Concepts are illustrated through student participation in laboratory experiments.  (4 credits) spring
Prerequisite: CIVE2000

CIVE 2990 INDEPENDENT STUDY CIVIL ENGINEERING
This course investigates a topic of special interest to faculty and students that is outside regular course offerings. (1 – 4 credits)
Prerequisite: Consent of department head and instructor

CIVE 3000 FLUID MECHANICS
Fundamental physical and analytical principles of fluid mechanics through the understanding of the: conservation of mass, conservation of energy, and the conservation of momentum equations. A demonstration of the understanding of these fundamentals by solving problems dealing with: fluid properties, fluid statics, pressure on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy and floatation, kinematics, systems, control volumes, conservation principles, ideal incompressible flow, impulse-momentum, and flow of a real fluid. (4 credits) fall
Prerequisites: CIVE2000 and MATH1850

CIVE 3100 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
This course provides an introduction to environmental engineering concepts with respect to natural and man-made systems of the built environment. Particular emphasis is placed on material and energy balances and principles of thermodynamics and applied chemistry. (4 credits) fall
Prerequisite: CHEM3300

CIVE 3200 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
The study of statically determinate and indeterminate structures including: structure determinate/indeterminate checks, structure stable/unstable checks, truss analysis, moment and shear equations and diagrams for structures, influence lines, maximum shears and moments for movable loads, energy method for deflections, moment distribution method for indeterminate beams and frames, slope deflection method for indeterminate beams and frames and an introduction to the stiffness method of analysis. EPIC course (4 credits) fall
Prerequisite: CIVE2500

CIVE 3300 SOIL MECHANICS
Study of soil, rock and underground water and their relation to design, construction and operation of civil engineering works. Topics include: origin and composition of rock and soil, site exploration, soil classification, compaction, in-situ stresses, soil compressibility and settlement, shear strength of soil, and groundwater fundamentals, flow, related environmental issues. (4 credits) fall
Prerequisites: CIVE2000 and CIVE2500

CIVE 3500 DESIGN STUDIO LAB
This experiential studio will link several of the civil engineering disciplines in a series of three two-hour studios per week. The studios will be tied together by a common site and features developed by civil engineering faculty. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Junior standing

CIVE 3700 HIGHWAY ENGINEERING
Introduction to principles of highway engineering, including the history of transportation engineering, fundamentals of traffic flow and driver characteristics, intersection design and control, capacity and level of service of highways and intersections, geometric design of highways, highway drainage, principles of pavements, design of flexible and rigid pavements, and pavement management. (4 credits) summer
Prerequisite: CIVE2200

CIVE 3800 SPECIAL TOPICS CIVIL ENGINEERING
Presents topics that are not covered by existing courses and are likely to change from semester to semester. Refer to the Class Schedule for a specific semester for details of offerings for the semester. (1 – 4 credits)

CIVE 3900 HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING
This course applies the principles of fluid mechanics to the design and analysis of hydraulic systems. The course emphasizes open channel flow and other topics of interest to the civil engineer. Topics include hydraulic grade line calculations, pump design, culvert analysis and design, based flood elevation studies using HEC-RAS, non-uniform flow, gutters and inlets, water distribution, and open channel design. EPIC course (4 credits) summer
Prerequisite: CIVE3000

CIVE 4000 CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECTS
This course provides the student with an independent, project-based learning opportunity in a topic within the civil engineering discipline. EPIC course (4 credits) spring
Prerequisite: Senior status

CIVE 4100 WATER RESOURCES AND HYDROLOGY
An introduction to surface water and groundwater hydrological processes and systems, including stormwater management, water supply and contaminant transport and modeling. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE3000

CIVE 4125 CIVIL ENGINEERING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES & PRINCIPLES
Introduction and development of principles and practices to effectively manage civil projects through all phases, including inception/concept, design, planning, construction commissioning and completion. Emphasis will be placed on Financing, Scheduling, Value Engineering and Evaluation and Project Organization. (4 credits) spring
Prerequisite: Senior status

CIVE 4150 LAND USE PLANNING
This course will introduce students to land use planning and management approaches, including land conservation, environmental management, natural hazard mitigation, government land use management, and ecosystem/ watershed management. The course will incorporate land use and planning analysis including geospatial and geographic information systems, soil and slope analysis, assessment of stormwater, land stability analysis, carrying capacity studies and environmental impact assessment. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE3000

CIVE 4200 GEOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
Study of geological processes, structures and component elements to understand the behavioral effects on civil engineering works and resources, including; types of rocks and their origin, types and transportation of soils, groundwater occurrence and movement, earthquake causes and ramifications, subsurface investigation, and environmental and engineering geology. (3 credits)

CIVE 4250 STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN
Introduction to the design of structural steel tension, compression and flexural members including connections. Design for combined loads is also introduced. Both member strength and serviceability requirements are considered. The LRFD philosophy of the latest AISC Steel Construction Manual is employed. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE3200

CIVE 4300 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
In this course, the fundamental concepts and principles of shallow and deep foundation design and in-service behavior are studied and applied. Conditions, where shallow foundations are not appropriate, are reviewed as is selection of appropriate types of deep foundations. Two foundation design projects are included in coursework. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE3300

CIVE 4350 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN
Introduction to the design of reinforced concrete members including beams, columns and one-way slabs. Both member strength and serviceability requirements are considered. The design approach is ultimate strength consistent with the provisions of the latest edition of ACI-318. Relevant connection details associated with the design elements are also addressed. The use of commercial software to verify the student's design will be used to supplement the course. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE3300

CIVE 4375 WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT
This course provides an introduction to the principles of water and wastewater treatment, including the various treatment options and unit operation design. (3 credits)

CIVE 4400 MUNICIPAL PLANNING
This course covers the regulations and engineering principles involved in the planning and development of residential and commercial sites, office parks, and industrial parks. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE3900

CIVE 5500 CIVIL ENGINEERING CAPSTONE DESIGN
This course provides the student with a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, group, project-based civil engineering capstone design opportunity and allows these projects to be performed in an EPIC format. (4 credits) summer
Prerequisite: Senior status

CIVE 8000 PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES
Introduction and development of principles and practices to effectively manage civil projects through all phases, including inception, design, planning, construction commissioning and completion. Emphasis will be placed on Financing, Scheduling and Evaluation and Project Organization. (3 credits)

CIVE 8100 ENGINEERING MODELING & ANALYSIS
Computational approaches to modeling with applications in construction, structures, transportation, water resources and other civil engineering areas; matrix computations, digital terrain modeling, network applications and algorithms, heuristic optimization. Development of the finite element method with an emphasis on understanding the fundamental principles governing the analysis technique. Applications to two-dimensional solids with particular attention to applications in structural engineering. (3 credits)
Corequisite: CIVE8000 and CIVE8200

CIVE 8200 ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
Overview of infrastructural development. Sustainable design features for facilities including municipal, transit, industrial, telecommunications, and waste management. Impact of infrastructure development on environmental management including stormwater quality and quantity, soil and channel erosion, air quality, sprawl, and waste production, treatment, and storage. (3 credits)

CIVE 8250 ENGINEERING ESTIMATING & SCHEDULING
Estimating subjects include quantity take-off methods, cost estimating, engineering economics and value engineering. Scheduling subjects include construction sequencing, CPM network analysis, activity time analysis, resource scheduling and time-cost trade-off. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE8000 and CIVE8100 and CIVE8200

CIVE 8300 TRAFFIC ANALYSIS & SAFETY
Subjects include traffic capacity studies, traffic signals and controls, speed studies, intersection analysis, traffic volume studies, sight distance evaluation, pedestrian facilities, multi-modal systems and traffic safety analysis. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE8000 and CIVE8100 and CIVE8200

CIVE 8350 CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS, METHODS & QUALITY CONTROL
Fundamentals and applications of engineering aspects of lifting and rigging, crane selection, erection and stability, dewatering and pumping, equipment production, productivity analysis and improvement, and temporary erosion control. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE8000 and CIVE8100 and CIVE8200

CIVE 8400 HIGHWAY DESIGN & TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
Design of roadway systems, including vertical and horizontal curves, superelevation, vertical and horizontal clearances, acceleration and deceleration, intersection and interchanges, traffic impact and capacity analysis and transportation planning. (3 credits)

CIVE 8450 TEMPORARY STRUCTURES
Fundamentals of engineered structures at a jobsite including construction loads, formwork, falsework and scaffolding, shoring and reshoring, concrete maturation and early strength evaluation, bracing, anchorage, cofferdams and relevant codes and standards. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE8000 and CIVE8100 and CIVE8200

CIVE 8550 SITE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
The course provides a comprehensive review of land development for previously undeveloped and developed land. Engineering topics include land use and zoning requirements, earthworks, grading and land-forming, materials management, utility design and layout, road and parking works, environmental design and site work sequencing. Management topics include project financing, permitting, bidding and contracting. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE8000 and CIVE8100 and CIVE8200

CIVE 8600 ADVANCED STEEL & CONCRETE DESIGN
The course continues from basic steel and concrete design coursework. The course addresses advanced topics in structural steel and reinforced concrete design following the LRFD, AISC design specification and the ACI 318, Building Code Requirements. Structural steel topics included design of plate girders, composite steel and concrete members, and moment frames. Connection design will include bolted and welded connections using the instantaneous center approach, braced frame connections and moment frame connections. Reinforced concrete topics include the design of two-way slabs, deep beams using non-linear strain distribution and the strut and tie method, slender columns, and pile cap foundations. Seismic design of selected topics for both materials will also be addressed. The use of commercial software to verify student’s design will be used to supplement the course. (3 credits)

CIVE 8700 BRIDGE DESIGN
The course addresses the design of highway brides using the AASHTO LRFD design specifications. Bridge types and the bridge selection process are discussed. The course addresses the design limit states, loads, load combinations, distribution factors and the principle of probabilistic design. The design of both steel (1-shaped and box girders) and concrete (ASSHTO Standard 1-shapes and bulb tees) are covered. Bridge design for other infrastructure system such as rail and transit will be discussed. The use of commercial software to verify student’s design will be used to supplement the course. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVE8000 and CIVE8100 and CIVE8200

CIVE 8950 CAPSTONE
The course provides the student the opportunity to develop and complete an independent project in her/his chosen area of specialty that incorporates knowledge, tools and techniques developed in the program. Students may elect to perform a research-based project in their area of specialty provided on-campus or off-campus resources are available. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Final semester standing or by permission of the Department Chair