Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

CEE 503. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Review2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): 4th-year standing.

Description: Review of topics covered on eight-hour NCEEES Fundamentals of Engineering examination. Not to be counted towards meeting the requirements for a degree.

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CEE 520. Design of Structural Systems3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 421, CEE 422, and CEE 452.

Description: Introduction to the design of structural systems. Model building codes. Material, structural system and foundation system selection. Design of connections. Economic, detailing constructability and erection issues. Preparation of engineering drawings. Review of shop drawing.

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CEE 522. Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 322 and CEE 421.

Description: Introduction to pre-tensioned and post-tensioned prestressed concrete. Design of precast concrete slabs, buildings, and bridges in accordance with ACI specifications and the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) recommended practices. Application of computer programs for member analysis and design.

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CEE 523. Timber Design3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 254 or consent of instructor.

Description: Concepts of Structural Timber design will be taught. The properties of wood materials will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical timber components will be presented. In addition to course assignments, and tests, required of all students, students taking this course for graduate credit will be required to complete a group design of a simple building.

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CEE 530. Construction Materials3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): CEE 254 and CEE 255.

Description: Properties of construction materials such as cement, concrete, asphalt, and structural elastomers. Design of Portland cement concrete and asphaltic concrete mixes.

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CEE 532. Experimental Stress Analysis3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 530.

Description: Fundamentals of experimental stress analysis, brittle coating, photoelastic coating, and electrical strain gage techniques, strain measurements under static and dynamic loading.

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CEE 552. Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 450.

Description: Earth pressure calculation: theory and practice. Design techniques for retaining walls, reinforced earth and soil nailing.

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CEE 560. Traffic Engineering3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 460.

Description: Examines characteristics of the vehicle, the driver, and the traffic stream. Highway and intersection capacity, theory of traffic flow, parking, traffic safety.

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CEE 562. Geometric Design of Highways3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): CEE 460.

Description: The concepts of geometric design for rural and urban highways, utilizing proprietary design software are introduced and applied.

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CEE 563. GPS Theory and Application3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 460.

Description: This course is designed to give the student an overview of the use of Global Positioning Systems in surveying and engineering applications.Elements of coordinate systems,map projections,GPS principles of operation, mapping, boundary,and construction surveys will be covered.

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CEE 565. GIS Applications to Transportation3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 460.

Description: Introduces an overview and application of current methods of implementing GIS solutions to highway data analysis and planning studies.

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CEE 570. Applied Hydraulics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 572.

Description: Application of basic principles of hydraulic engineering to analysis of flow in floodways, through bridge openings, culverts, and spillways. Analysis of stable channel design is also considered. Commonly used computer programs are utilized to design structures in floodways.

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CEE 571. Applied Hydrology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 470.

Description: Introduction to hydrologic systems; modeling runoff from watersheds using lumped and distributed methods; stormwater management and design; hydrologic and hydraulic routing including kinematic wave routing; computer rainfall-runoff simulation models. A hydrologic design project will be assigned to all students; special assignments dealing with hydrologic processes will be assigned to MS degree students.

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CEE 572. Open Channel Hydraulics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CEE 370.

Description: Application of basic principles of hydraulics to open channel flow. Theory and analysis of critical, uniform and gradually varied flow and computer analysis. Select topics in rapidly varied and unsteady flow.

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CEE 573. Groundwater Hydrology3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): CEE 450 and CEE 470.

Description: Fundamental concepts of fluid flow and soil properties; theory of groundwater movement; mechanics of well flow; groundwater contaminant transport.

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CEE 590. Current Topics in Civil Engineering1-4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: An examination of one or more topics in Civil Engineering. Details announced each semester.

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CEE 604. Interaction of Soils and Structures3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 421, CEE 422, and CEE 452.

Description: Response of foundation materials to applied static and dynamic loads. Foundation design procedures based upon consideration of soil-structure interaction.

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CEE 620. Advanced Mechanics of Solids3 Units

Prerequisite(s): By permission of Department Chair.

Description: Analysis of stress and strain. Topics include theories of failure, unsymmetric bending, curved beams, shear center, torsion, beams on elastic foundations, beams with combined axial and lateral loads, thick-wall cylinders, rotating disc, introduction to elastic stability.Students from other departments will need to get permission from CEE department chair.

Note: Cross-listed with ME 620.
Note: This class is for CEE students.

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CEE 621. Finite Element Analysis for Structural Engineers3 Units

Description: Introduction to the finite element method (FEM) and its application to structural engineering. Topics include displacement and variational base one-, two-, and three-dimensional element formulation, introductory elasticity, isoparametric elements, interpolation methods, numeric integration, geometric and material nonlinearity. Emphasis on FEM program development.

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CEE 623. Advanced Structural Engineering3 Units

Description: Design of earthquake resistant steel, concrete, and masonry structures. Introduction to time history, modal analysis and pushover analysis. Model code seismic design provisions. Ductility concepts.

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CEE 625. Structural Dynamics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 322.

Description: Dynamic analysis of structural systems including dynamic response by modal superposition, step integration, response spectrum frequency analysis. Computer applications.

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CEE 626. Masonry Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 421.

Description: Concepts of masonry design will be taught. The properties of masonry materials will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical masonry components will be presented.

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CEE 627. Non-Destructive Testing3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate/Professional standing.

Description: Introduce different non-destructive testing methods for quality evaluation of concrete. Penetration resistance methods, resonant frequency methods, ultra-sonic pulse velocity, maturity technique will be covered. Ground penetrating radar.

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CEE 650. Measurement of Soil Properties3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 450.

Description: Laboratory testing of soil mechanical properties; index testing; testing for permeability, compressibility, and sheer strength.

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CEE 652. Advanced Earth Pressure and Retaining Structures3 Units

Description: Soil pressure-structure movement interactions. Design of anchored bulkheads. Retained excavation analysis. Design of cellular cofferdams. Introduction to culverts/tunnels.

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CEE 653. Design of Earth Structures3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 450.

Description: Seepage and internal erosion. Stability analyses. Failure mechanisms in natural slopes. Design of earth dams. Embankment construction, control and instrumentation.

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CEE 654. Rock Mechanics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 450.

Description: Physical properties of intact rock; mechanical properties of rock masses, emphasis on practical applications. Rock blasting. Tunneling.

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CEE 660. Transportation Planning and Urban Development3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 460.

Description: Focuses on the principles of transportation planning in the urban environment, including land use planning, with emphasis on the orderly development of the transportation system.

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CEE 661. Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems3 Units

Description: An examination of the various impacts that transportation systems and projects may have on the natural and human environment. A detailed review and application of transportation noise analysis.

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CEE 662. Airport Planning & Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 460.

Description: The principles of location, planning, design, and evaluation of airports are examined from the engineering perspective. In addition, laws and regulations concerning airports and the aviation system are thoroughly studied.

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CEE 663. Advanced Traffic Operations3 Units

Description: A continuation of CEE 560, with an emphasis on mathematical and computer techniques to solve traffic problems.

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CEE 664. Fundamentals of Intelligent Transportation Systems3 Units

Description: Examines the elements of traffic flow theory, incident/emergency management, dynamic route guidance, in-vehicle systems, and traffic signal systems.

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CEE 665. Pavement Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 450 and CEE 460.

Description: Design of flexible and rigid pavements, base courses, and subgrades. Effects of loading on pavement life. Investigation of pavement distress and rehabilitation. Introduction to pavement management systems.

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CEE 670. Advanced Hydraulics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 370.

Description: Dimensional analysis; integral form of the equations of motion; shear stress distribution; turbulence and boundary layer theory; concepts in particle drag and settling.

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CEE 671. Stochastic Processes in Hydrology3 Units

Description: Basic concepts and classification of stochastic processes with emphasis on hydrologic systems; analysis of hydrologic time series; models for stationary hydrologic stochastic processes.

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CEE 672. Statistical Methods in Water Resources3 Units

Prerequisite(s): IE 360.

Description: Applications of advanced concepts of probability and statistics in hydrology and water resources including frequency analysis and regionalization; parameter estimation; analysis of variance and multiple regression techniques.

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CEE 673. Advanced Hydrology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 470 and IE 360.

Description: Advanced concepts for studying hydrologic processes; theory of linear hydrologic systems; conceptual models for modeling watershed rainfall-runoff response including geomorphological approaches.

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CEE 674. Water Resources Systems3 Units

Description: Application of systems analysis techniques in the planning and design of water resources projects; mathematical optimization; simulation and risk-based decision-making.

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CEE 675. Surface Water Quality Modeling3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Modeling, design and control of water quality in river, lake, and estuary systems; dissolved oxygen and toxic substance models; and lake eutrophication.

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CEE 676. Sediment Transport and River Mechanics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CEE 370.

Description: Sediment transport theory; overland erosion; alluvial streams; analysis, prediction, and control of river characteristics; local scour at river structures.

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CEE 677. Groundwater Modeling3 Units

Description: Mathematical and numerical modeling of groundwater and pollution transport.

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CEE 680. Civil Engineering Capstone Design3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Restricted to CEE Master of Engineering students (SP).

Description: A capstone Civil & Environmental Engineering course to include elements of geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering in a comprehensive design project.

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CEE 681. Green Engineering & Sustainable Design3 Units

Description: Understand the origins and applicability of sustainable design and green engineering. Ultimately, be able to apply fundamental engineering concepts to these practices.

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CEE 690. Master of Science Thesis in Civil Engineering1-6 Units

Description: Experimental and/or theoretical research to be presented in thesis for degree requirement.

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CEE 693. Independent Study in Civil Engineering1-6 Units

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CEE 694. Special Topics in Civil Engineering1-6 Units

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CEE 697. Master of Engineering Thesis in Civil Engineering1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate/professional school standing.

Description: A candidate for the Master of Engineering degree, specializing in the field of civil engineering, is required to perform a study, design, or investigation under the direction of a faculty member. A written thesis is required to be presented and defended orally and submitted to the faculty for approval.

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CEE 698. Civil Engineering PhD Seminar3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the chair.

Description: Current literature in the field of civil engineering; extensive student presentations on research projects with interaction and feedback from students and faculty; guest speakers.

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CEE 699. Civil Engineering PhD Research1-18 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of dissertation director.

Description: Original research activity in an appropriate civil engineering discipline, under the direction of a Civil Engineering graduate faculty member.

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