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Civil Engineering
CE 1501Special Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering (1.00)
Student-led special topic courses which vary by semester
CE 2010Civil Engineering Techniques (3.00)
Development of fundamental civil engineering design knowledge and skills, with a focus on surveying, engineering graphics, and engineering economics. Emphasis on hands-on experience with the latest equipment and technology. Prerequisites: ENGR 1620 and Civil major/minor.
CE 2020Engineering Economic Analysis (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This purpose of this course is to introduce and familiarize students with engineering economics. Students will apply the concepts of the time value of money to infrastructure management. Students will be able to compare cash flows using net present value, future value, and cost-benefit analysis. Students will use cost indices to complete cost estimations. Students will be able to make appropriate adjustments for depreciation and inflation.
CE 2100Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Focuses on society's interaction with water, air, and soil systems. Management of these major environmental components is examined, considering health and ecological needs and technical limitations. This course may stand alone as introduction to the current environmental challenges that we face, or as the foundation for further study in the field of envir Prerequisites: CHEM 1410 or CHEM 1610 and Civil Engr major/minor or Instructor Permission.
CE 2110Environmental Engineering Laboratory (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Lab study/basic principles in environmental engineering inc.reactor theory, fate & transport in the environment, wastewater treatment unit operations, climate change dynamics, & life cycle assessment. Lab, field, & online simulations will be used to produce data for analysis. Opportunity to develop design/experiments methodologies and to work in teams on written reports.Corequisite CE 2100 and Prerequisite:CE major/minor or Instructor Permission
CE 2300Statics (3.00)
Basic concepts of mechanics: systems of forces and couples: equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of structures: trusses, frames, machines; internal forces, shear and bending moment diagrams; distributed forces; friction, centroids and moments of inertia; principle of virtual work; and computer applications. Cross-listed as MAE 2300. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425.
CE 2305Statics and Strength of Materials (4.00)
Concepts of mechanics; systems of forces, couples; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; trusses, frames, machines and beams; centroids and moments of inertia; concepts of stress and strain; constitutive relations; axially loaded members; torsion of bars; internal forces in beams; stresses and deformations in beams; analysis of stress and strain; failure theories;buckling/columns.Pre-req:APMA2120,PHYS1425
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2013
CE 2310Strength of Materials (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Normal stress and strain, thermal strain, shear stress, shear strain; stress and strain transformations; Mohr's circle for plane stress and strain; stresses due to combined loading; axially loaded members; torsion of circular and thin-walled closed sections; deformation, strains and stresses in beams; beam deflections; column stability; energy concepts in mechanics. Cross-listed as MAE 2310. Prerequisite: CE 2300, APMA 2120.
CE 2320Dynamics (3.00)
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and kinematics of rigid bodies; translation and fixed-axis rotation relative to translating axes; general planar motion; fixed point rotation; general motion and the kinetics of rigid bodies, center of mass, mass moment of inertia, product of inertia, principal-axes, parallel axis theorems, planar motion, and the work-energy method. Cross-listed as MAE 2320. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425 and CE 2300.
CE 2500Special Topics in Civil Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topcis for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment. Check with the course instructor regarding any prerequisites.
CE 3000Civil Engineering Systems Analysis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course focuses on the analysis and management of large-scale civil engineering systems. Students will be introduced to problem formulation, linear programming, and decision analysis, with applications in structural optimization, traffic flow, resource allocation and environmental design. Prerequisites: CE 2010
Course was offered Spring 2017
CE 3001The Art and Science of Systems Modeling (3.00)
This course will introduce students to the systemic process of model building. The central role of state space and state variables in system modeling will be the focus. Models developed in class will be introduced with example problems on modeling infrastructure systems of systems, covering: bridges, telecommunications, transportation, electrical grid, water resources and aviation. To be taught concurrently w/SYS 3001, SYS 6581 and CE 6009.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013
CE 3050Introduction to Green Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A hands-on overview in systems thinking as it relates to infrastructure and sustainability analysis. Students will learn quantitative tools to analyze complex socio-technical systems with a focus on water, energy, transportation, buildings, and food. Students will undertake an open-ended, team-based life cycle assessment project on a topic of their choice. Prerequisites: College Chemistry, and CE 2100 or Energy/Mass Balances.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Summer 2016
CE 3100Water for the World (3.00)
This course will examine complex issues associated with providing potable water to the world's population. Topics will include the use of surface and ground water as potable water supplies, fundamentals of water chemistry, the engineering principles used to design modern water treatment and distribution systems, and problems associated with providing potable water in developing global communities. Prerequisites: CHEM1610, APMA 2130, CE3210
CE 3210Fluid Mechanics (3.00)
Studies the statics and dynamics of incompressible fluids, primarily water. The basic principles of fluid flow, energy equation, and momentum equation, are presented and applied to closed conduit flow, open channel flow, and problems of flow measurement pertinent to civil engineering practices. Prerequisite: CE 2300 or equivalent.
CE 3212Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1.00)
Laboratory study of the flow of fluids. Uses laboratory data to quantify hydrostatic forces, flow rates in pipes and open channels, forces due to impact, and flow regimes in open channels. Students conduct experiments and prepare written reports. Prerequisite: CE 2300. Corequisite: CE 3210 or instructor permission and CE major/minor.
CE 3220Water Resources Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Covers topics related to hydraulics and hydrology, including complicated pipes designs, pumps, open channel, rainfall, evaporation, and surface runoff applied to stormwater and bmp design. Applications include water supply, drainage, flood control, and water control, and computer modeling. Prerequisite: CE 3210
CE 3300Structural Mechanics (3.00)
Fundamentals of structural mechanics: equilibrium compatibility, determinacy, stability; mathematical models of structural elements: stress resultants in bars, beams, and framed structures; calculation of deflections; general analysis of structures: concepts of stiffness and flexibility, force and displacement methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CE 2310.
CE 3310Design of Concrete Structures (3.00)
Introduces physical properties of concrete and reinforcing steel. Design and analysis of basic structural elements of reinforced concrete including beams, slabs, columns, and footings. Consideration of construction practices and building codes. Prerequisites: CE 3300.
CE 3330Introduction to Design of Structural Systems (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduction of concepts, approaches, procedures, and codes for the design of civil structural systems with emphasis on the characterization of structural loads, structural systems and system behavior on structural systems constructed of steel and reinforced concrete. Topics to include engineering properties of materials, design and behavior of compression members, flexural members, and tension members. Prerequisite: CE3300 or equivalent.
CE 3400Transportation Infrastructure Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Fundamentals of transportation infrastructure design will be covered. Topics include: analysis of the characteristics of the driver, pedestrian, vehicle, and road; highway geometric design; intersection desgin and operations; highway drainage and drainage structures; highway pavement design. Prerequisite: CE 2010 and Third-year standing in Civil Engineering or instructor permission and Corequisite: CE 3402
CE 3402Transportation Infrastructure Design Workshop (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Computer aided design applications of the fundamentals of transportation infrastructure design using real world scenarios. Application topics include: highway geometric design for highway facilities; intersection design including at-grade, roundabouts, and grade separated interchanges, and the transportation improvements associated with a new development. Prerequisite: CE 2010, CE 2305, CE 3700, CE 3400 (concurrently)
CE 3500Special Topics in Civil Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topics for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CE 3559Special Topic in Semester at Sea (1.00 - 3.00)
Topics vary from semester to semester and will be announced.
CE 3700Properties and Behavior of Materials (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Studies the properties and behavior of engineering materials, emphasizing construction materials, including metals, concrete, wood, and composites. Considers service conditions and underlying scientific principles related to applications and performance of materials. Corequisite: CE 3702. Prerequisite CE 2310
CE 3702Materials Laboratory (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Laboratory study of the macroscopic mechanical, thermal, and time-dependent properties and behaviors of typical civil engineering construction materials (metals, concrete, wood, plastics). Students plan and conduct experiments, and prepare written reports. Corequisite: CE 3700.
CE 3710Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (3.00)
Introduces the fundamental principles of particulate mechanics with an emphasis on soil strength, consolidation behavior, and fluid flow. Concepts of theoretical soil mechanics and soil physics. Prerequisites: CE 2310.
CE 3712Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1.00)
Laboratory study of soil properties. Students will gather and evaluate data to determine particle size, permeability, dry density, compressive strength, shear strength, and critical water contents of soil specimen. Students will conduct ASTM standard soil tests and prepare written reports. Pre-requisite CE 2310, Co-requisite CE 3710.
CE 3800Civil Engineering Undergraduate Seminar (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Students will be introduced to current civil engineering challenges and emerging solutions. Research and practical case studies will be included. Participants will summarize and explore implications of introduced topics.
CE 4000Construction Engineering (3.00)
Construction engineers plan and manage the construction of infrastructure needed by society, working with four fundamental resources: labor, machinery, materials, and money. This course introduces students to the activities and challenges of construction engineering, with an emphasis on scheduling and estimating. The course includes numerous guest speakers from industry.Cannot receive credit for both CE 4000 & ARCH 5340. Prerequisites: CE 2010 and Civil Engr major/minor
CE 4010Concrete Technology (3.00)
Fundamentals of concrete: ingredients, hydration, and proportioning; production of concrete: batching, transport, finishing, curing, testing, and inspections; special types of concrete; high-performance, fiber-reinforced, roller compacted, polymer, shrinkage compensating, structural light-weight, and shotcrete; and design and code provisions: working stress and ultimate strength design, and provisions of ACI code. Prerequisites: CE 3700.
CE 4020Pavement Analysis and Design (3.00)
Introduces the concepts of design, performance, and analysis of rigid and flexible pavements. Focuses on: review of engineering materials used for pavement construction, empirical and mechanistic design methodologies for pavement construction and rehabilitation, influence of traffic loading on pavement performance, life-cycle cost analysis techniques, and pavement management. Taught concurrently with CE 6120 Prerequisites: CE 3700
CE 4030Earth Work (3.00)
Applies concepts and principles of earthwork, land manipulation, grading, and drainage in short exercises. Introduces digital applications in a combined lecture and workshop format. Prerequisite CE 2010 or LAR 5330 or instructor permission.
CE 4100Water Chemistry for Environmental Engineering (3.00)
This course covers the basic principles of aquatic chemistry as applied to problems in natural and engineered waters relevant to environmental engineering. Four specific reaction types will be covered including 1) acid-base, 2) precipitation-dissolution, 3) complexation, and 4) oxidation-reduction. Problem solving skills will be developed using graphical, analytical and computer simulation techniques. Taught concurrently with CE 6220 Prerequisites: CHEM 1610 and 1611
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
CE 4110Environmental Systems Modeling & Management (3.00)
The course emphasizes the formulation of environmental management issues as optimization problems. Simulation models will be presented and then combined with optimization algorithms. Environmental systems to be addressed include stream quality, air quality, water supply, waste management, groundwater remediation, and reservoir operations. Optimization techniques presented include linear programming, dynamic programming, and genetic algorithms.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CE 4120Experimental Analyses in Environmental Engineering (3.00)
Course is structured around weekly hands-on experiments in environmental engineering. Weekly lectures provide pertinent theoreticl background. Areas of emphasis will include: formulation of hypotheses, use of proper lab technique and instruments to measure important environmental prameters, simple statistical data analysis, and clear communication of results. The course culminates in an open-ended lab and poster presentation. Prerequisites: College Chemistry and Calculus; CE 2100; CE 2210.
CE 4160Environmental Microbiology and Biological Waste Treatment (3.00)
We will explore terminology and concepts for characterizing and mathematically modeling human impacts on microbial systems and vice versa. Special consideration will be given to microbe-mediated cycling of organic materials (i.e., pollutants) in natural and engineered systems, including: conventional water and wastewater treatment, municipal landfills, pristine and contaminated groundwater and surface waters, etc. Prerequisites: CE 2100, 3100
CE 4200Ground-Water Hydrology and Contaminant Transport (3.00)
Topics include Darcy's Law, fluid potential, hydraulic conductivity, the unsaturated zone, the 3-D equation of ground-water flow, well hydraulics and pump tests, including the principle of superposition, the advection-dispersion-reaction equation, pollutant fate and transport processes, and numerical simulation of ground-water flow and contaminant transport. Prerequisites: CE 2210, CE 3210 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
CE 4210Stormwater Management (3.00)
Emphasizes the management of stormwater quantity and quality, especially in urban areas. Course includes impacts of stormwater on infrastructure and ecosystems, hydrologic and contaminant transport principles, stormwater regulation, structural and non-structural stormwater management approaches, and modeling tools for stormwater analysis and management. Prerequisite: CE 3220
CE 4220Coastal Engineering:Energy and Environment (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introductory course on coastal processes, and the fundamentals of coastal engineering. The aim of the course is to develop a basic understanding of the characteristics and physical behavior of the coastal environment in order to apply engineering principles and concepts to solve relevant problems. Prerequisite: CE 2210 Fluid Mechanics. Pre-requisite: CE 2210 Fluid Mechanics or equivalent.
CE 4270Hydraulics of Rivers, Streams, and Channels (3.00)
To provide students with a practical foundation in the hydraulics of open channel flow, so that they may apply their skills to design and analysis of man-made structures and natural rivers. To provide a theoretical underpinning on which students can develop research hypotheses related to open channel hydraulics. Prerequisite: CE 3210
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010
CE 4280Paleohydrology (3.00)
Paleohydrology is the study of ancient use and handling of water. Course's primary objective: investigate innovative, sophisticated solutions Inca engineers used to design and construct one of the ancient world's most advanced hydrological systems. Students will apply basic hydrological and hydraulic engineering principles to investigate the Inca Misana Water Temple complex at Ollantaytombo.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CE 4300Design of Metal Structures I (3.00)
Introduction to design of metal structures, rational development of design methods for structural members and systems: behavioral basis for interpreting design codes, using mechanics and experimental bases. behavior and design of tension, compression, and flexural members in metal, and the behavior and design of bolted and welded connections, using the AISC Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specification. Prerequisites: CE 2310, CE 3300.
CE 4310Design of Metal Structures II (3.00)
Behavior and design of continuous beams, plate girders, composite steel-concrete members, members subjected to combined bending and compressions, and eccentric connections using LRFD design approach; and torsion and torsional stability of structural members. Prerequisites: CE 4310.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CE 4320Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3.00)
Design of building and bridge components, including floor systems, rigid frames, retaining walls, and tanks. Introduction to prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: CE 3310. May be taught concurrently with CE 6320.
CE 4330Prestressed Concrete Design (3.00)
Prestressing materials and concepts, working stress and strength analysis and design for flexure, prestress losses, design for shear, composite prestressed beams, continuous prestressed beams, prestressed concrete systems concepts, load balancing, and slab design. Prerequisite CE 3310.
Course was offered Fall 2010
CE 4340Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering (3.00)
Direct stiffness analysis of frames and grids; second order frame analysis; uniform torsion of non-circular sections; influence functions; introduction to work and energy theorems; polynomial approximation and approximate stiffness matrices for framed structures; topics in beam analysis including shear deformable beams, beams on elastic foundations and elastic foundations. Prerequisite: CE 3300 or equivalent.
Course was offered Fall 2017
CE 4400Traffic Operations (3.00)
Covers the methods for evaluating the impact on the quality of traffic operations due to the interactions of the driver, the vehicles, and the road. Includes the collection and analysis of traffic operations data, fundamentals of traffic flow theory, analysis of capacity and level of service and accident analysis. Taught concurrently w/ CE 6400Prerequisites: CE 3400
CE 4410Introduction to Transportation Planning (3.00)
Introduces the legal requirements, framework, and principles of urban and statewide planning. Focuses on describing and applying the methodology of the forecasting system of the transportatoin planning process, including inventory, forecasts of population and economic activity, network analysis, and travel demand analysis. Taught concurrently with CE 6410. Prerequisites: CE 3400
CE 4500Special Topics in Civil Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing and instructor permission.
CE 4700Foundation Engineering (3.00)
Properties of soils; subsurface exploration; bearing capacity, settlement and soil improvement; structural design of shallow foundations and mats; earth pressure theories and applications to design of retaining structures, anchors, sheet piles and bracing; stability of slopes; introduction to deep foundations. Prerequisites: CE 3310, CE 3710.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
CE 4710Asphalt Materials (3.00)
This course will cover the major types of bituminous materials: asphalt cements, cutback asphalts, asphalt emulsions, and tars. The influence of chemical composition upon physical properties, desirable aggregate characteristics for bituminous mixtures, and asphalt mixtures and construction techniques are also covered. Prerequisites: CE 3700
CE 4800Computational Methods in Civil Engineering (3.00)
Studies civil engineering problems and their solutions in a numerical, computer-based context; the formulation of these problems using various computational procedures; the development of typical algorithms; utilization of microcomputers, including structured programming with graphics. Emphasizes construction of numerical models for applications and the solution of representative multi-dimensional problems from all areas of civil engineering. Prerequisites: 4th-year standing.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CE 4810Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.00)
Introduces engineering problem solving using geographic information systems (GIS). GIS has proven to be an effective tool in civil engineering applications that include a significant spatial component. The course addresses basic GIS concepts, and includes hands-on exercises using GIS software.
Course was offered Fall 2013
CE 4820Introduction to Finite Element Methods (3.00)
Basic concepts of finite element analysis. Weighted residual (Galerkin) approach and variational (Rayleigh-Ritz) approach. One-dimensional and two-dimensional formulations; local vs. global coordinate systems; shape functions. Computational implementation and applications in the areas of structural analysis, steady-state fluid flow, and heat transfer. Prerequisite: CE 3300 or MAE 3310.
CE 4990Civil Engineering Research and Design (3.00)
Team-based project course focusing on design or research effort with focus in a CEsub-discipline. Involves the study of an open-ended project, including problem formulation, development of methodology, data collection from physical experiments and/or models, analysis and interpretation, and formulation of conclusions/solutions. Requisites: 4th Year Standing Civil Majors and Assignment by CEE dept.
CE 4991Civil Engineering Design and Practice (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
This course will broaden a student's exposure to professional practice issues, including project planning and management, financial and contractual relationships. The major focus of the course will be providing practical civil engineering design experience. Students will participate in one or more multi-disciplinary team design projects requiring integration of technical skills from sub-areas of Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: 4th yr standing as CE major
CE 4995Civil Engineering Research (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis, or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report are required. May be repeated if necessary. Prerequisite: Contact individual professor for Instructor Permission.
CE 5000Management Large-Scale Construction Projects (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Large-scale construction projects demand engineers with strong technical abilities, as well as sound project management knowledge. This course provides a foundation for students with hands-on projects in project delivery methods, contract vehicles, finance, scheduling, estimating, project control, and project commissioning. The course will also include project case studies from construction professionals. Prerequisite: CE 2020 or equivalent
CE 5010Concrete Technology (3.00)
Basic properties of hydraulic cements & mineral aggregates & their interactions in concrete; properties of plastic & hardened concrete. Modifications through admixtures; concrete test methods; behavior under various loads; durability & performance of concrete. Production, handling, placement problems; lightweight, heavyweight, &other special concretes topics. Prerequisite:Graduate standing ; instructor permission as 4th yr civil major/minor.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CE 5020Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3.00)
Introduces engineering problem solving using geographic information systems (GIS). GIS has proven to be an effective tool in civil engineering applications that incluce a significant spatial component. The course addresses basic GIS concepts, and includes hands-on exercises using GIS software.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CE 5240Ground-Water Hydrology and Contaminant Transport (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
An introduction to ground-water hydrology and contaminant transport. Topics include Darcy's Law, fluid potential, hydraulic conductivity, the unsaturated zone, the 3-D equation of ground-water flow, well hydraulics and pump tests, including the principle of superposition, the advection-dispersion-reaction equation, pollutant fate and transport processes, and numerical simulation of ground-water. Prerequisites: CE 2210, CE 3200 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
CE 5320Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Advanced topics in reinforced concrete design, including design of slender columns, deflections, torsion in reinforced concrete, design of continuous frames, and two-way floor systems. Introduction to design of tall structures in reinforced concrete, and design of shear walls. Prerequisite: CE 3310. Prerequisite:Graduate standing ; instructor permission as 4th yr civil major/minor.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CE 5400Traffic Operations (3.00)
This course provides students with fundamental knowledge of traffic operations including traffic data collection and analysis, safety and crash studies, traffic flow theory, highway capacity analysis, signalized intersection design and analysis, simulation modeling, and sustainable transportation system.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CE 5410Introduction to Transportation Planning (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Introduces the legal requirements, framework, and principles of urban and statewide planning. Focuses on describing and applying the methodology of the forecasting system of the transportation planning process, including inventory, forecasts of population and economic activity, network analysis, and travel demand analysis.
CE 5500Special Topics in Civil Engineering (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Applies basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2017
CE 6000Forefronts of Civil Engineering (3.00)
This course is an introduction to major challenges facing civil engineering infrastructures and emerging solutions to these challenges. Innovative technologies and techniques will be presented. Topics will vary but may include sustainability, sensor technology, infrastructure security, and resiliency and design for natural disasters. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or Instructor Permission.
Course was offered Fall 2009
CE 6009The Art and Science of Systems Modeling (3.00)
This course will introduce students to the systemic process of model building. The central role of state space and state variables in system modeling will be the focus. Models developed in class will be introduced with example problems on modeling infrastructure systems of systems, covering: bridges, telecommunications, transportation, electrical grid, water resources and aviation. To be taught concurrently w/SYS 3001, SYS 6581 and CE 3001.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013
CE 6010Computational Methods in Civil Engineering (3.00)
Studies CE problems and solutions in a numerical, computer-based context; formulation of these problems using various computational procedures; development of typical algorithms; utilization of microcomputers, including structured programming with graphics. Emphasizes construction of numerical models for applications and the solution of representative multi-dimensional problems from all areas of CE. Prerequisite: Graduate standing
CE 6030Green Engineering and Sustainability (3.00)
An introductory to sustainability metrics and the engineering tools of industrial ecology, most notably life cycle assessment (LCA). Case studies from various engineering disciplines will be explored. Students will undertake an open-ended LCA project related to their thesis research or improving the sustainability of UVA operations. Asynchronous online format: roughly 6-7 h/wk. Prerequisite: SEAS 4th-year or Grad standing.
CE 6040Infrastructure Management (3.00)
Studies the tools required to formulate a prioritization procedure that identifies candidate projects for programming at both the network and project level infrastructure management systems. Topics include methods for obtaining condition rating measurements and optimization procedures. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
CE 6050Nondestructive Evaluation (3.00)
Basic physics of optical, electromagnetic, mechanical, ultrasonic and radiographic NDE measurements. Principles and uses of these and other quantitative techniques in nondestructive evaluation. Signal processing and evaluation methods. Laboratory experiments in optical, ultrasonic, eddy current, and magnetic methods of NDE. Pre-requisites: MAE 2310, APMA 2130 or equivalent.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CE 6110Asphalt Materials (3.00)
This course will cover the major types of bituminous materials: asphalt cements, cutback asphalts, asphalt emulsions, and tars. The influence of chemical composition upon physical properties, desirable aggregate characteristics for bituminous mixtures, and asphalt mixtures and construction techniques are also covered. May be taught concurrently with CE 4710. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
CE 6120Pavement Analysis and Design (3.00)
Introduces the concepts of design, performance, and analysis of rigid and flexible pavements. Focuses on: review of engineering materials used for pavement construction, empirical and mechanistic design methodologies for pavement construction and rehabilitation, influence of traffic loading on pavement performance, life-cycle cost analysis techniques, and pavement management. Taught concurrently with CE 4020.
CE 6130Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (3.00)
This course addresses advanced geotechnical engineering concepts related to slope stability and earth pressures. Topics covered include: stress-strain, shear strength, slope stability analysis, lateral earth pressure, and the design of retaining walls (gravity, sheet-pile, anchored, and braced). Students should have taken CE 3710 (or an equivalent) or obtain instructor permission to enroll.
Course was offered Spring 2016
CE 6140Advanced Foundations (3.00)
Subsurface investigation, control of groundwater, analysis of sheeting and bracing systems, shallow foundations, pile foundations, retaining walls, bridge abutments, caissons and cofferdams. Prerequisite: CE 3310 and CE 3710.
Course was offered Fall 2012
CE 6200Fate and Transport Modeling of Ecosystems (3.00)
This is a first course in modeling surface water ecosystems, including watersheds. Ecosystems ranging from watersheds, rivers, reservoirs, estuaries, coastal waters and wetlands will be covered. Using actual field data, students are assigned modeling projects with currently used models for TMDLs. Prerequisite: Graduate Engineering or Instructor permission
CE 6210Wastewater Treatment (3.00)
Presents a concise summary of wastewater treatment processes, with emphasis on applications to municipal and industrial wastewaters. Physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes are discussed. Also covers practices of removing conventional and toxic pollutants in wastewaters. Prerequisites: CE 2210, CE 3200, and CE 4100 (concurrent) or Instructor Permission.
CE 6220Water Chemistry for Environmental Engineering (3.00)
This course addresses the chemical fate relating to acidification, eutrophication, and contamination for water quality management. Chemical equilibrium and reaction kinetics including acid-base, speciation, and precipitation-dissolution, hydrolysis, oxidation-reduction, and photolysis will be covered for nutrients, heavy metals, PCBs, and endocrine disrupting chemicals using equilibrium models: MINTEQA2 and TOXIWASP with real world data.
CE 6230Hydrology (3.00)
Stresses the quantitative description and the physical basis of hydrology. Both deterministic and stochastic methodology are applied to the analysis of the hydrologic cycle, namely, precipitation, evaporation, overland flow and stream flow, infiltration, and groundwater flow. The use of compute simulation models, especially microcomputer based models, is emphasized. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CE 6240Ground-Water Hydrology and Contaminant Transport (3.00)
An introduction to ground-water hydrology and contaminant transport. Topics include Darcy's Law, fluid potential, hydraulic conductivity, the unsaturated zone, the 3-D equation of ground-water flow, well hydraulics and pump tests, including the principle of superposition, the advection-dispersion-reaction equation, pollutant fate and transport processes, and numerical simulation of ground-water. Prerequisites: CE 2210, CE 3200 or equivalent.
CE 6250Environmental Systems Modeling & Management (3.00)
The course emphasizes the formulation of environmental management issues as optimization problems. Simulation models will be presented and then combined with optimization algorithms. Environmental systems to be addressed may include stream quality, air quality, water supply, groundwater remediation, and reservoir operations. Optimization techniques presented include linear programming, dynamic programming, and genetic algorithms.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CE 6260Environmental Microbiology and Biological Waste Treatment (3.00)
We will explore terminology and concepts for characterizing and mathematically modeling human impacts on microbial systems and vice versa. Special consideration will be given to microbe-mediated cycling of organic materials (i.e., pollutants) in natural and engineered systems, including: conventional water and wastewater treatment, municipal landfills, pristine and contaminated groundwater and surface waters, etc.
CE 6270Hydraulics of Rivers, Streams, and Channels (3.00)
To provide students with a practical foundation in the hydraulics of open channel flow, so that they may apply their skills to design and analysis of man-made structures and natural rivers. To provide a theoretical underpinning on which students can develop research hypotheses related to open channel hydraulics. Prerequisites: CE 3210 or Instructor Permission.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2010
CE 6280Paleo-Engineering (3.00)
Ancient civilizations created extremely sophisticated and sustainable water supply and distribution systems. Many of these systems are as efficient as current water systems. Each student will use modern hydraulic and hydrologic engineering tools to analyze the water system technology developed by an ancient civilization.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CE 6300Advanced Design of Metal Structures (3.00)
Behavior and design of structural elements and systems, including continuous beams, plate girders, composite steel-concrete members, members in combined bending and compression. Structural frames, framing systems, eccentric connections, and torsion and torsional stability are also studied. (Y) Prerequisites: CE 4300 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CE 6310Prestressed Concrete Design (3.00)
Prestressing materials and concepts, working stress analysis and design for flexure, strength analysis and design for flexure, prestress losses, design for shear, composite prestressed beams, continuous prestressed beams, prestressed concrete systems concepts, load balancing, slab design. Prerequisite: CE 3310 or equivalent.
CE 6330Introduction to Finite Element Methods (3.00)
Fundamental concepts of the finite element method; modeling and discretization; one dimensional problems; element characteristics; interpolation functions; plane stress and plane strain problems; isoparametric mappings and numerical quadrature; axisymmetry; three dimensional elasticity. Prerequisites: CE 4340, CE 4820 or equivalent.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2010
CE 6340Risk and Reliability in Structural Engineering (3.00)
Fundamental concepts of structural reliability; definitions of performance and safety, uncertainty in loadings, materials and modeling. Analysis of loadings and resistance. Evaluation of existing design codes. Development of member design criteria, including stability, fatigue and fracture criteria; and the reliability of structural systems. Prerequisite: APMA 3100 or APMA 3110 or equivalent.
CE 6350Experimental Mechanics (3.00)
Analyzes the theories and techniques for the determination of static and dynamic stresses, strains, and deformations. Studies include photoelastic, electrical, mechanical, and optical methods and instruments. Both models and full-scale specimens will be used in experimental testing. Prerequisite: CE 3700 or equivalent.
CE 6360Smart Structures (3.00)
The course covers basic aspects of smart structural systems. Fundamental concepts of structural dynamics and vibrations will first be reviewed. Students will then be introduced to a variety of subjects including smart materials, sensing and data acquisition systems, signal processing methods, structural health monitoring, and structural control concepts. Practical applications of smart materials and technologies will be presented and discussed.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CE 6400Traffic Operations (3.00)
Covers the methods for evaluating the impact on the quality of traffic operations due to the interactions of the driver, the vehicles, and the road. Includes the collection and analysis of traffic operations data, fundamentals of traffic flow theory, analysis of capacity and level of service and accident analysis. Taught concurrently with CE 4400.
CE 6410Introduction to Transportation Planning (3.00)
Introduces the legal requirements, framework, and principles of urban and statewide planning. Focuses on describing and applying the methodology of the forecasting system of the transportation planning process, including inventory, forecasts of population and economic activity, network analysis, and travel demand analysis.Taught concurrently with CE 4410.
CE 6420Public Transportation (3.00)
Study of the applicatoin of transportation systems and technologies in an urban context. Focuses on the management and operation of public transit systems, and comparative costs and capabilities of transit modes.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2012
CE 6430Intermodal Transportation (3.00)
Studies the structure of domestic freight and passenger transportation in the United States. Focuses on the integration of modes, economic impacts, national transportation policy and advanced technology. Case studies of contemporary examples of intermodal integration are explored.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
CE 6440Intelligent Transportation Systems (3.00)
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) can best be defined as the application of infomration technology to the surface transportation sytem. This technology, which includes communications, sensors, and computer hardware and software, supports both travelers and transportation providers in making more effective decisions. This course provides an introduction to the concepts of ITS, explores the supporting technology and includes case studies.
Course was offered Summer 2017, Spring 2012
CE 6450Transportation Safety Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
A study of different transportation systems management strategies with specific emphasis on their impact on safety, including methods of obtaining and analyzing crash data. Emphasis is also placed on the interaction of human and vehiclecharacteristics and the road environment on safety.
CE 6460Introduction to Integrated Transportation Systems Models (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to core models that support transportation engineering. In addition, the course provides a background on fundamental mathematical and heuristic search methods, optimization theory, stochastic optimization, and graph theory that underpin the transportation models.
Course was offered Spring 2011
CE 6470Transport Economics & Finance (3.00)
Economic theory and applications enhance transport demand analysis, transport pricing, welfare considerations and policy evaluation. This course illustrates the fundamentals of transport economics (costs, benefits and pricing), describes key factors that affect these (movement and location choice), and introduces different methods of economic analysis for quantifying the trends in and interactions across these topics. Pre/Co-requisite: CE 6410
Course was offered Fall 2017, Spring 2016
CE 6480Advanced Geometric Design (3.00)
This course covers advanced topics in geometric design of highways. Topics include highway functions and classification, characteristics, design control and criteria, and cross section elements. Other material covered includes local collectors, rural and urban arterials, freeways, at-grade intersections, grade separations, and interchanges. The topics covered parallel the AASHTO geometric design book, 'The Green Book.' Prerequisite: CE 3400.
CE 6490Transportation Data Analysis and Modeling (3.00)
This course explores the unique modeling and analysis challenges faced by transportation engineers. Students will be introduced to these challenges in a wide range of transportation areas - ranging from traffic flow theory, to safety, to aviation. Data characteristics from these areas will be investigated, along with well-suited modeling and analysis techniques.
Course was offered Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
CE 6500Special Topics in Civil Engineering (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: to be listed for each section as needed
CE 6555Special Topics in Distance Learning (3.00)
Special Topics in Distance Learning
CE 6700Energy Principles in Mechanics (3.00)
Introduction to calculus of variations. Derivation and application of the principles of virtual work and complementary virtual work. The principles of stationary total potential energy and complementary energy, Castigiliano's Theorems. Introduction to mixed and hybrid principles. Variational approximation methods. Hamilton's principle, Lagrange's equations of motion. Corequisite: CE 6720 or equivalent. Taught concurrently w/ AM 6200 and MAE 6200
Course was offered Fall 2013, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
CE 6710Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3.00)
Reviews basic stress-strain concepts; constitutive relations. Studies unsymmetrical bending, shear center, and shear flow. Analyzes curved flexural members, beams on elastic foundation, torsion, bending, and twisting of thin walled sections. Taught concurrently w/ AM 6010. Prerequisite: Undergraduate mechanics and mathematics.
CE 6720Continuum Mechanics (3.00)
Introduces continuum mechanics and mechanics of deformable solids. Vectors and cartesian tensors, stress, strain, deformation, equations of motion, constitutive laws, introduction to elasticity, thermal elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluids. Taught concurrently with APMA 6020, AM 6020, MAE 6020. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CE 6730Computational Solid Mechanics (3.00)
Analyzes the variational and computational mechanics of solids, potential energy, complementary energy, virtual work, Reissner's principle, Ritz and Galerkin methods; displacement, force and mixed methods of analysis; finite element analysis, including shape functions, convergence and integration; and applications in solid mechanics. Cross-listed as AM 6030, MAE 6030. Corequisite: CE 6702.
CE 6731Vibrations (3.00)
Free and forced vibration of undamped and damped single-degree-of-freedom systems and undamped multi-degree-of-freedom systems; use of Lagrange's equations, Laplace transform, matrix formulation, and other solution methods; normal mode theory; introduction to vibration of continuous systems. Taught concurrently w/ AM 6230 and MAE 6230. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CE 6740Plates and Shells (3.00)
Includes the classical analysis of plates and shells of various shapes; closed-form numerical and approximate methods of solution of governing partial differential equations; and advanced topics (large deflection theory, thermal stresses, orthotropic plates). Taught concurrently w/ AM 6040 and MAE 6040. Prerequisite: APMA 6410 and CE 6710 or 6720.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2011
CE 6750Mechanics of Composite Materials (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Analyzes the properties and mechanics of fibrous, laminated composites; stress, strain, equilibrium, and tensor notation; micromechanics, lamina, laminates, anisotropic materials, classical lamination theory, stiffness and strength, interlaminar stresses, fabrication, and test methods; thermal stresses, analysis, design and computerized implementation. Taught concurrently with AM 6650. Prerequisite: CE 2310 or equivalent and a computer language
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2011
CE 6760Stress Analysis of Composites (3.00)
Focuses on 3-D anisotropic constitutive theory, edge effects and interlaminar stresses, failure criteria, fracture, anisotropic elasticity, micromechanics, laminated plates, hygro-thermal effects, conduction and diffusion. Taught concurrently w/ AM 6660. Prerequisite: CE 6750 or AM 6650.
CE 6770Theory of Elasticity (3.00)
Reviews concepts/stress, strain, equilibrium, compatibility;Hooke's law;displacement & stress formulations of elasticity problems;plane stress and strain problems in rectangular coordinates;Airy's stress function; plane stress and strain problems in polar coordinates,axisymmetric problems;torsion of prismatic bars (semi-inverse method using real functions);thermal stress;energy methods.Pre-requisites:CE 6720,AM/MAE 6020,or instructor permission
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
CE 6775Theory of Structural Stability (3.00)
Introduces the elastic stability of structural and mechanical systems. Studies classical stability theory and buckling of beams, trusses, frames, arches, rings and thin plates and shells. Also covers the derivation of design formulas, computational formulation and implementation. Taught concurrently with AM 6750. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CE 6993Independent Study (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 6995Supervised Project Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7001Graduate Seminar (0.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Weekly meeting of graduate students and faculty for presentation and discussion of contemporary research and practice in civil engineering. This seminar is offered every spring semester. Prerequisite: For students who have established resident credit.
CE 7120Advanced Pavement Analysis and Design (3.00)
This course covers advanced topics in the design and analysis of pavement structures for all types of pavements. Mechanistic-empirical design procedures are covered, and drainage layer design is discussed in detail. Actual pavement design programs are used and advanced design checks and analysis topics covered in detail. Stress, strain, deflection calculation, and back calculation procedures are also discussed. Prerequisite: CE 6120.
CE 7200Environmental Hydraulics Modeling (3.00)
This course focuses on an advanced modeling topic - environmental hydraulics of contaminants in ecosystems. Major components covered in the course include mixing zone modeling analysis of near field and far field, hydrodynamic modeling of ecosystems such as reservoirs/lakes, estuaries/coastal waters, and wetlands. One of the key elements in the course is conducting a dye dispersion study in the receiving water to support a mixing zone modeling analysis. Finally, linking the watershed, hydrodynamic and receiving water fate and transport models is addressed. Prerequisite: CE 6200 or instructor permission.
CE 7240Theory of Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport (3.00)
Provides a theoretical framework for understanding fluid flow and contaminant transport in porous media. Topics include the properties of a porous medium, including types of phases, soil and clay mineralogy, surface tension and capillarity, soil surface area, and soil organic-matter composition; the derivation of the general equations for multi-phase fluid flow and multi-species solute transport; and the fundamentals of the fate and transport processes of organic pollutants in ground-water systems, including advection, dispersion, diffusion, sorption, hydrolysis, and volatilization. Prerequisite: CE 6240 or equivalent.
CE 7300Optimum Structural Design (3.00)
Introduces the basic concepts, numerical methods, and applications of optimum design to civil engineering structures; formulation of the optimum design problems; development of analysis techniques including linear and nonlinear programming and optimality criteria; examples illustrating application to steel and concrete structures. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CE 7310Non-Linear Structural Systems (3.00)
Discussion of deflection theory. Analysis of arches, suspension bridges, cable supported roof systems, guyed towers, lattice domes and space trusses. Focuses on wind-induced vibration, creep effects, and the visco-elastic behavior of structures. Prerequisite: CE 6330 or CE 6730, or instructor permission.
CE 7320Design of Slab and Shell Structures (3.00)
Using both exact and simplified methods of thin shell theory, such structures as domes, cylindrical roofs, tanks, hyperbolic paraboloids, folder plate roofs, and suspension forms are analyzed and designed. Effects of stiffening beams and edge stress are studied. Considers erection, economy and aesthetics. Prerequisite: CE 6310 or CE 6320.
CE 7330Advanced Finite Element Applications in Structural Engineering (3.00)
Development and application of two- and three-dimensional finite elements; plate bending; isoparametric formulation; solid elements; nonlinear element formulation with application to material and geometric nonlinearities; stability problems; formulation and solution of problems in structural dynamics; use of commercial computer codes. Prerequisite: CE 6330 or equivalent.
CE 7340Dynamics of Structures (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Study of the dynamic behavior of such structures as beams, rigid frames, floors, bridges, and multi-story buildings under the action of various disturbing forces such as wind, blasts, earthquakes, vehicles, machinery, etc.; dynamic modeling of single, multidegree of freedom, and continuous systems; damping; numerical integration; Prerequisite: Concrete and metal structure design.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014
CE 7400Traffic Flow Theory (3.00)
Analyzes theoretical and mathematical models of traffic flow; deterministic and stochastic traffic flow models, queueing theory and its application including cases where arrival rates exceed service rates; acceleration noise and traffic simulation. Prerequisite: CE 6400.
CE 7410Transportation Impact Analysis (3.00)
Introduces the non-travel impacts of transportation systems and the methodologies used to capture them for project evaluation; to develop and illustrate methodologies used for evaluating the effectiveness of transportation system/projects including benefit-cost analysis and multi-objective decision models, and to illustrate the analysis of different alternatives. Prerequisites: CE 6400 and 6410.
Course was offered Fall 2010
CE 7430Transportation Logistics (3.00)
This course covers logistics systems, with emphasis on the design and analysis of transportation and supply chain systems. Topics include transportation nnetwork design, scheduling, routing, contracting and pricing; interactions and trade-offs of these activities; and models and techniques for the analysis of logistics systems. Prerequisites: CE 6400, 6410.
CE 7460Advanced Integrated Transportation Systems Models (3.00)
Introduces the current & advanced optimization and simulation computer models used in traffic operations.Covers the advantages and disadvantages of models considered and is project-oriented, with students spending a significant amount of time in selecting & using these models to solve "real world" problems. Prerequisite CE 6400.
Course was offered Fall 2009
CE 7500Special Topics in Civil Engineering (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7555Advanced Topics in Distance Learning (3.00)
Advanced Topics in Distance Learning
CE 7750Random Vibrations (3.00)
Topics include a review of probability theory; stochastic processes, with an emphasis on continuous, continuously parametered processes; mean square calculus, Markov processes, diffusion equations, Gaussian processes, and Poisson processes; response of SDOF, MDOF, and continuous linear and nonlinear models to random excitation; upcrossings, first passage problems, fatigue and stability considerations; Monte Carlo simulation, analysis of digital time series data, and filtered excitation models. Cross-listed as AM 7250. Prerequisite: A background in probability theory and vibration analysis.
CE 7770Micromechanics of Heterogeneous Media (3.00)
Analyzes averaging principles, equivalent homogeneity, effective moduli, bounding principles, self-consistent schemes, composite spheres, concentric cylinders, three phase model, repeating cell models, inelastic and nonlinear effects, thermal effects, isotropic and anisotropic media, strength and fracture. Crosslisted with APMA 7670 and AM 7670, Prerequisites: CE 6720.
CE 7993Independent Research in CE (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Detailed independent study of graduate course material under the guidance of a faculty member. Doctoral-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 7995Supervised Project Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Doctoral-level graduate student. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
CE 8000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved (1.00 - 48.00)
Non-UVa Transfer/Test Credit Approved
CE 8001Graduate Teaching Instruction (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 8240Groundwater Modeling (3.00)
Introduces the fundamentals of modeling groundwater systems. Emphasizes the evaluation, development, and application of computer models. Modeling techniques include analytical solutions, finite difference and finite element methods, particle tracking, and inverse modeling. Models are applied to flow and transport in saturated and unsaturated groundwater systems. Prerequisite: CE 6240 or instructor permission.
CE 8999Thesis (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
CE 9999Dissertation (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2018
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission