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CIVIL ENGINEERING (CE)
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
Civil Engineering, Dept of
 
CE 1000 - History of Structures (HUMANITIES)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
This course will study structures of historical significance. The social and economic importance of each structure as well as the merits of the engineering design of each structure will be considered. Students will learn to evaluate qualitatively how load is transferred in typical structures, for example, cable-stayed and suspension bridges. The styles of major contemporary structural designers will be examined; for example, the work of Eiffel, Roebling, Eads, Ammann and Maillart. Local structures, such as the Duluth lift bridge, will also be studied.



CE 1025 - Introduction to Civil Engineering
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Civil Engineering students only; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to transportation, water resources, structures, and geotechnical design. Introduction to ethics, professionalism, globalization, and contemporary issues in civil engineering. Introduction to the design process.



CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials
(5.0 cr; Prereq-MATH 1297, PHYS 2011 or 2013 and 2014; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGR 2015 and ENGR 2016 combined.; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Vector algebra. Applications of equations of equilibrium to analysis of simple engineering structures and machines. Nature and influence of friction. Elementary theory of statically determinate framed structures. Introductory treatment of stress and strain at a point. Stress-strain relation in two dimensions. Axial loading, torsion, shear and bending moment diagrams, bending stresses, deflection of determinate and indeterminate beams, instability.



CE 2425 - Geologic Principles for Civil Engineers (SUSTAIN)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-credit will not be granted if already received for CE 2435 or CE 3425 or GEOL 1110; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
The course presents an introduction of geology for civil engineers. The theory component of the course presents a comprehensive survey of Earth's composition, structure, and dynamics to develop an understanding of internal processes, plate tectonics, and surface processes as a framework for geological history and development of life (this component follows the same structure of the course GEOL 1110 - Geology and Earth Systems). The lab component of the course focuses on the application of geological science principles to topics that are relevant to the civil engineering profession. These topics include identification of mineral and rock samples in a context of construction materials or materials existing as part of foundations or excavations of civil engineering structures; topographic and geologic maps; description of rock mass and rock structures and computational engineering geology problems.



CE 3015 - CAD & Engineering Drawing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2017, BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to both hand and computer aided drafting. Hand drafting will include orthographic projections, multiple views, sectional views and isometric projections. Computer aided drafting will focus on the use of AutoCAD. This will include drawing procedures and tools, dimensioning, scaling, and plotting.



CE 3016 - Surveying
(2.0 cr; Prereq-Math 1297, BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, summer, every year)
Fundamentals of observing distances, elevations, and angles. Traversing. Irregular areas. Circular and parabolic curves. Earthwork including mass diagrams. Construction staking.



CE 3025 - Environmental Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154, CE 3221, BSCE candidate; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to environmental engineering systems and infrastructure. Fundamentals including application of mass/energy balances and equilibrium to environmental systems. These concepts applied to environmental topics: risk assessment, water quality modeling, water/wastewater treatment, air quality modeling, municipal/hazard solid waste management.



CE 3026 - Project Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study of basic concepts and models for successful management of projects in engineering. Topics discussed include: engineering economics, project delivery process, bid development, cost estimation, life cycle cost evaluation, contract structure, scheduling, resource allocation and LEED requirements.



CE 3027 - Infrastructure Materials
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2017, BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to the behavior and structure of civil engineering materials, including laboratory investigation of physical and mechanical. Materials examined include concrete, steel, wood, asphalt and polymers.



CE 3115 - Structural Analysis
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2017, Math 3280 (concurrent), BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to the behavior of structures. Students will learn about the loads on structures, and how to determine the path of these loads through the structure. Topics include: truss analysis, shear and moment diagrams, deflections, analysis of indeterminate structures, influence lines, and shear and moment envelopes.



CE 3221 - Fluid Mechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2017, Math 3280 (concurrent), BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Properties of fluids, fundamental of fluid flow including energy and momentum principles, applications to pipes and open channels, steady and unsteady flow, dimensional analysis, fluid measurement techniques, and pump performance.



CE 3225 - Hydraulics and Hydrology
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3221, Math 3280 (concurrent), BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to hydrologic analysis including precipitation, infiltration, hydrology analysis, stream routing, groundwater, and well hydrology. Fundamentals of hydraulic analysis, types of flow hydraulic devices, pipe, and open channel flow, uniform and varied flow.



CE 3316 - Transportation Engineering
(4.0 cr; Prereq-BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Introduction to transportation systems, driver behavior, vehicle characteristics, and principles of highway network planning. Introduction to roadway and intersection design methods, traffic signal operation and timing optimization methods. Fundamental of traffic flow theory.



CE 3426 - Soil Mechanics
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2017, 3425 or 2425 or 2435, BSCE candidate; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study of soil as an engineering material including description and classification of soils, total and effective stresses and pore water pressure in soils, and soil behavior as applied to conditions of engineering significance. This involves the characteristics of water flow through soils, soil bearing capacity, soil consolidation and settlement, soil shear strength, lateral earth pressure and slope stability analysis in soils.



CE 4096 - Cooperative Education I
(1.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-CE upper division student, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Practical work experience with an employer closely associated with students academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department and employer. Formal written report of work completed must be submitted to the department at the end of the experience.



CE 4115 - Design of Steel Structures
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3115, BSCE candidate, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
The design of steel components and structures based on applicable design codes. This includes: tension members, compression members, beams, beam-columns, composite members, and connections.



CE 4126 - Design of Concrete Structures
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3115, BSCE Candidate, no Grad cr; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
The design of concrete structures based on applicable codes. Topics covered include: design of beams and slabs to resist moment and shear, design of columns, reinforcement detailing, and deflection control.



CE 4127 - Design of Concrete Structures II
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4126; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
This course covers advanced reinforced concrete design topics such as slender concrete columns, two-way concrete slab systems, concrete shear walls, shallow foundations (single, combined, strip), and retaining walls.



CE 4128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4126; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Design and behavior of prestressed concrete structures: materials and systems (including specifics for precast and post-tensioned members), losses, flexure, shear, bond, deflections, partial prestressing, continuous beams.



CE 4137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4126, 4115, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Advanced topics in both structural analysis and design. Topics include: matrix analysis, introduction to finite elements, design of prestressed concrete, design of two way concrete slabs, and design of steel plate girders.



CE 4215 - Hydraulic Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3225, no Grad credit; A-F only, fall, every year)
Application of hydraulic and hydrologic engineering data and methods for design of hydraulic structures including storm sewers, conveyance channels, flow control structures, detention and wet ponds, culverts, bridges, and dams. This course will make use of computer simulation models used in engineering design and include applications to stormwater managements.



CE 4226 - Water Resources Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3225, no Grad cr; A-F only, spring, every year)
Application of engineering economics, risk analysis, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective planning, sustainability and climate change.



CE 4237 - Water Quality Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3025 or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Applied analysis of water quality in natural systems. Review of mass-transport processes and approaches for solving water quality problems in lakes, estuaries, rivers, groundwater, and soil-sediment with TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and remediation design applications. Applications in water and wastewater treatment.



CE 4255 - Senior Design
(4.0 cr; Prereq-instructor consent, no Grad cr; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Formal written and oral reports describing design project. Complete professional documentation of results.



CE 4256 - Design of Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3025 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Introduction to design of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants. Unit operations approach sets the foundation by presenting conventional classic treatment trains. Hybrid systems, small community, and onsite systems will also be presented.



CE 4257 - Municipal Solid Waste Management and Hazardous Waste Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3025 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
The class is an introduction to design solid waste management. Specific topics covered include: waste characterization, route planning, collection technologies, resource recovery systems (recycling), energy recovery (refuse derive fuel), landfill design (staging, leachate management, landfill gas management), and cover system design. An overview of soil and groundwater remediation technologies will also be provided.
Effective: Fall 2015


CE 4315 - Traffic Systems Operations and Safety
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3316, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Theories of traffic flow modeling and simulation. Traffic analysis process with computer-aided simulation tools. Methodologies to determine optimum intersection signal timing plans and freeway ramp control. Procedures to identify and improve safety problems on different types of highways. Statistical methods to quantify the effectiveness of certain safety measures will be discussed.



CE 4316 - Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2017, 3027 and 3316; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Analysis, behavior, performance, and structural design of pavements for highways and airfields will be discussed. Prominent pavement distress mechanisms, their causes, and remedial measures will be presented. Other topics include climate factors, rehabilitation, sustainability, and renewability in pavement engineering, life cycle design economics, and traffic loadings.



CE 4318 - Pavement Repair, Maintenance, Preservation and Management Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3027, 3316 or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
This course covers the technical and financial strategies to extend the life of highway and airfield pavements. The course topics will include: assessment of pavement functional and structural condition, suitability of pavement maintenance and repair techniques, use of pavement preservation processes, and application of asset management to extend the life of pavement infrastructure. Significant course emphasis will be on use of real life case=-studies and applying various aspects of pavement repair. Maintenance and preservation to best manage the pavement infrastructure. The course will utilize the software PAVER to teach the pavement management system.



CE 4326 - Highway Planning and Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3316; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge on highway network planning and design methodologies. Current planning and design methods for roadways will be introduced and used for class projects. The potential interrelationship between design parameters and traffic operation/safety will also be introduced for each design element.



CE 4415 - Geotechnical Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3426, no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Study of geotechnical engineering topics related to design and construction of structures in contact with soils such as shallow and deep foundations, pile foundations and earth retaining structures. Also covered are topics related to site characterization and subsoil exploration and methods for ground improvement and modification.



CE 4420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3426, 4415 (concurrent registration is acceptable) or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of cohesive and cohesionless soils. Topics to be covered include: stress and strength concepts; measurement devices; shear strength of sands, gravels, and rockfills; shear strength of saturated clay; and shear strength of silts.



CE 4421 - Applied Geostatistics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-MATH 1297 or STAT 2411 or STAT 3411 or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
The course teaches theoretical and practical aspects of geostatistics; with primary focus on analysis of information gathered in site investigations for civil engineering projects, although the concepts taught in the course also have direct application tin economic geology and ore-mining investigations. Theoretical aspects of the course center on description and modeling of spatial variability and interpolation attributes of interest at unsampled locations; they also focus on sampling design and incorporation of different types of information (continuous, categorical) in geostatistical prediction. Practical implementation of concepts taught involves use of geostatistical packages in the software R and Matlab (also commercial software packages commonly used in the civil and mining engineering industry such as ArcGIS, Vulcan, etc., will be addressed.)



CE 4422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3426, 4415 (concurrent registration acceptable) or instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
This course covers theoretical and practical aspects of numerical modeling of problems in geotechnical engineering, using the finite element and finite difference methods, as implemented in commercial packages such as Abaqus and FLAC. The emphasis is on the solution of typical soil mechanics and geotechnical design problems. These include determining stresses in soils; solving shallow and deep foundation problems; seepage and consolidation problems; lateral earth pressure, retaining wall and slope stability problems; and seismic wave propagation in soils.



CE 4426 - Rock Mechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3426; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of rock as an engineering material, including physical and mechanical characterization of intact rock and rock masses as they relate to civil and mining engineering applications. This also includes the study of effect of jointing and water in a rock mass, foundations of civil and mining engineering structures in rock, stability of cuts in rock, and excavation and support of surface and underground and openings in rock. Laboratory testing is included in this course.



CE 4436 - Design of Underground and Surface Excavations in Rock
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4426; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of planning, design and construction methods of underground and surface excavations in rock masses with application to civil and mining engineering, including transportation tunnels, underground caverns and open pit excavations for mining.



CE 4515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BSCE or BSCHE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to sustainable design and construction including LEED, materials, construction/transportation/production, life-cycle/service, rating systems, codes, regulations, economical issues and social issues.



CE 4596 - Cooperative Education II
(2.0 cr; Prereq-CE upper division, instructor consent; no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Continuation of practical work experience with an employer closely associated with students academic area. Arranged by mutual agreement among student, department and employer. Formal written report of work completed must be submitted to the department at the end of the experience.



CE 4991 - Independent Study in Civil Engineering
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-CE upper division status, instructor consent; no graduate credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed study of special interest topics not available in the standard curriculum. Must be arranged with instructor before registration. May include readings, research and/or special projects.



CE 4995 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-no grad credit; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topics not available in the regular department curriculum. Topics may include specialities of the department or visiting faculty.



CE 5027 - Advanced Infrastructure Materials
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Graduate status or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, odd academic years)
This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of asphalt concrete and Portland cement concrete. Topics to be covred include: properties of asphalt binder; hot mix, warm mix, and cold mix asphalt concrete; Portland cement production and chemistry; concrete durability; and the properties of FRC, FRP, and SCC.



CE 5115 - Structural Dynamics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3115 or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Response of single degree-of-freedom and multiple degree of freedom systems to vibrations, earthquakes, blast and impact.



CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4115, 4126 or Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
This course will present AASHTO LRFD based highway bridge analysis, design and evaluation.



CE 5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
(3.0 cr; Prereq-CE 4126 or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Design and behavior of prestressed concrete structures: materials and systems (including specifics for precase and post-tensioned members), losses, flexure, shear, bond, deflections, partial prestressing, continuous beams.



CE 5131 - Design of Wood, Masonry and Cold-formed Steel Structures
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3115, 4126 or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, even academic years)
This course addresses the design of wood, masonry and cold-formed steel structures and components based on applicable civil engineering design codes. For wood the course covers the design of flexural and compressive members, fasteners and connections, shear walls and diaphragms. For masonry, topics include the components and hardware of masonry buildings, behavior and design of masonry wall types, design of beams, columns, reinforcement details, shear walls, roof and floor diaphragms and anchor bolts. For Col-formed steel, topics include elastic buckling properties and subsequent strength prediction for beams and columns, roof and wall systems, bracing details and connections.



CE 5137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4115, 4126; grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Advanced topics in both structural analysis and design. Topics include: matrix analysis, introduction to finite elements, design of prestressed concrete, design of two way concrete slabs, and design of steel plate girders.



CE 5201 - Water Policy
(3.0 cr; =[WRS 5101]; Prereq-graduate student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Socio-cultural, legal, and economic factors that affect water resources management. historical trends in water policy, resulting water laws in the United States. Federal, state and local institutional structures for water management.



CE 5216 - Applications in Environmental Modeling
(3.0 cr; Prereq-graduate status or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
Theory and application of environmental chemodynamics. Transport processes and equilibrium across natural phases including water, air, and soil using analytical and numerical modeling approaches. Economic and reliability analysis for hydrosystems using linear and non-linear programming with applications to water supply and water excess engineering.



CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3225, grad student; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Application of engineering economics, risk analysis, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective planning, sustainability and climate change.



CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3025 or CHE 2001 or grad student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, odd academic years)
Applied analysis of water quality in natural systems. Review of mass-transport processes and approaches for solving water quality problems in lakes, estuaries, rivers, groundwater, and soil-sediment with TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) and remediation design applications. Applications in water and wastewater treatment.



CE 5251 - Design of Chemical Physical Unit Operations in Water Treatment
(4.0 cr; Prereq-4256 or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
Detailed design of chemical/physical unit operations in municipal water treatment. Classic surface water treatment, ion exchange, activated carbon, membrane systems, and chlorination will be covered at a design level. Labs will provide pilot scale experience with selected unit operations.



CE 5315 - Traffic Systems Operations and Safety
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3316 or grad student; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Theories of traffic flow modeling and simulation. Traffic analysis process with computer-aided simulation tools. Methodologies to determine optimum intersection signal timing plans and freeway ramp control. Procedures to identify and improve safety problems on different types of highways. Statistical methods to quantify the effectiveness of certain safety measures will be discussed.



CE 5316 - Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3027, 3316; grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Analysis, behavior, performance, and structural design of pavements for highways and airfields will be discussed. Prominent pavement distress mechanisms, their causes, and remedial measures will be presented. Other topics include climate factors, rehabilitation, sustainability, and renewability in pavement engineering, life cycle design economics, and traffic loadings.



CE 5317 - Traffic Flow Theory and Modeling
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4315 or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Vehicle detection and traffic data collection methods. Measure for traffic system effectiveness, drive behavior theory, and microscopic modeling. Macroscopic traffic flow theory and modeling methodologies, simulation models and optimal calibration methods. Application of simulation models.



CE 5318 - Pavement Management Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3027, 3316 or CE graduate student; A-F or Aud, fall, offered periodically)
This course covers the technical and financial strategies to extend the life of highway and airfield pavements. The course topics will include: assessment of pavement functional and structural condition, suitability of pavement maintenance and repair techniques, use of pavement preservation processes, and application of asset management to extend the life of pavement infrastructure. Significant course emphasis will be on use of real life case=-studies and applying various aspects of pavement repair. Maintenance and preservation to best manage the pavement infrastructure. The course will utilize the software PAVER to teach the pavement management system. Will require development of a graduate level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course.



CE 5326 - Highway Planning and Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3316 or graduate student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
This course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge on highway network planning and design methodologies. Current planning and design methods for roadways will be introduced and used for class projects. The potential interrelationship between design parameters and traffic operation/safety will also be introduced for each design element.



CE 5410 - Finite Element Methods for Civil Engineering Applications
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BSCE or BSME or BSIE or grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Theory and application of the finite element method for solving problems in solid mechanics and fluid/heat mechanics, with emphasis on civil engineering applications. The course covers the underlying theory and the implementation of the method using commercially available computer software such as Matlab and Abaqus. Application problems covered in the course include, among others, analysis of elastic structures (beams and trusses and plates) and solid structures (plan strain problems) and steady-state analysis of water and heat flow problems in one and two dimensions.



CE 5420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3426, 4415 (concurrent registration is acceptable) or CE graduate student; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of cohesive and cohesionless soils. Topics to be covered include: stress and strength concepts; measurement devices; shear strength of sands, gravels, and rockfills; shear strength of saturated clay; and shear strength of silts. Will require development of graduate project level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course.



CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-MATH 1297 or STAT 2411 or 3411 or CE graduate student; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
The course teaches theoretical and practical aspects of geostatistics; with primary focus on analysis of information gathered in site investigations for civil engineering projects, although the concepts taught in the course also have direct application tin economic geology and ore-mining investigations. Theoretical aspects of the course center on description and modeling of spatial variability and interpolation attributes of interest at unsampled locations; they also focus on sampling design and incorporation of different types of information (continuous, categorical) in geostatistical prediction. Practical implementation of concepts taught involves use of geostatistical packages in the software R and Matlab (also commercial software packages commonly used in the civil and mining engineering industry such as ArcGIS, Vulcan, etc., will be addressed.) Will require development of a graduate level project, in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course.



CE 5422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3426, 4415 (concurrent registration acceptable) or CE Graduate Student or instructor consent; A-F or Aud, spring, offered periodically)
This course covers theoretical and practical aspects of numerical modeling of problems in geotechnical engineering, using the finite element and finite difference methods, as implemented in commercial packages such as Abaqus and FLAC. The emphasis is on the solution of typical soil mechanics and geotechnical design problems. These include determining stresses in soils; solving shallow and deep foundation problems; seepage and consolidation problems; lateral earth pressure, retaining wall and slope stability problems; and seismic wave propagation in soils. Will require development of a graduate level project in addition to the undergraduate level requirements of the course.



CE 5426 - Rock Mechanics
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3426, Grad Student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of rock as an engineering material, including physical and mechanical characterization of intact rock and rock masses as they relate to civil and mining engineering applications. This also includes the study of effect of jointing and water in a rock mass, foundations of civil and mining engineering structures in rock, stability of cuts in rock, and excavation and support of surface and underground and openings in rock.



CE 5436 - Design of Underground and Surface Excavations in Rock
(3.0 cr; Prereq-4426; grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Study of planning, design and construction methods of underground and surface excavations in rock masses with application to civil and mining engineering, including transportation tunnels, underground caverns and open pit excavations for mining.



CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BSCE or BSCHE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME or Grad student; meets DLE req of Sustainability; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Introduction to sustainable design and construction including LEED, materials, construction/transportation/production, life-cycle/service, rating systems, codes, regulations, economical issues and social issues.



CE 5555 - Project Credits: Master of Engineering (Civil)
(3.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Civil Engineering MEng Student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Master of Engineering project work as determined by faculty advisor and student with approval by the department director of graduate studies.



CE 5991 - Graduate Independent Study in Civil Engineering
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-CE MEng candidate, instructor consent; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Directed study of special interest topics not available in the standard curriculum. Must be arranged with instructor before registration. May include readings, research and/or special project.



CE 5995 - Special Topics in Civil Engineering:(Various Titles to be Assigned)
(1.0 - 4.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topics not available in the regular department curriculum. Topics may include specialties of the department or visiting faculty.



CE 8094 - Civil Engineering Master's Project
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 24.0 cr]; Prereq-Graduate student; S-N or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Master's project: Research or independent study in geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources and environmental engineering. Investigations, reports, tests, or designs are acceptable.



CE 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 12.0 cr [max 24.0 cr]; Prereq-graduate student; max 12 cr per semester or summer, 10 cr total required (Plan A only); No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Master's thesis credits.



 
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