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Civil Engineering B.S.C.E.

UMD-Civil Engineering, Dept of
Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 131 to 132
  • Required credits within the major: 119 to 120
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The B.S.C.E. program in civil engineering integrates topics from chemistry, physics, advanced mathematics, statistics, geology, and core engineering science to prepare graduates to work professionally in public and private organizations that design, develop, and construct structures; design, build, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure; and design, operate, and control water resource systems. Graduates are rooted in safe and efficient design skills and show respect for and strive to improve the environment wherever they work. The program includes four areas in civil engineering: transportation engineering, environmental and water resource engineering, structural engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Upper division students are exposed to each of these areas and obtain an in-depth knowledge in at least one area by taking additional elective courses. Civil engineering graduates are qualified for employment in a wide variety of organizations, both public and private, including design, material testing and manufacture, construction, transportation, natural resources development, and energy. Graduates are prepared to begin their first step toward professional registration by taking the FE exam before completing their collegiate degree. They are also well qualified to continue with graduate education in civil engineering or engineering management. Students in the B.S.C.E. program have the opportunity to put their design and entrepreneurial skills to use in ASCE design competitions, projects sponsored by regional companies, and research projects in the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org Honors Requirement: To graduate with department honors, a student must have a 3.40 GPA, be an active member of Tau Beta Pi or a professional engineering society (e.g. ASCE, ACI, SWE, & SME), and be nominated by a department faculty member.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 11 courses before admission to the program.
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Freshman, sophomores, and transfer students may declare a CE major and be admitted to lower division status. Admission to the upper division B.S.C.E. program is competitive and based on performance in lower division courses and space availability. To be considered, students must complete the CE Application to upper division. The following requirements must be met: 1. Completion of the following 11 classes with a C- or better in each class (total 36 credits). 2. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better in the 11 required classes.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Course Admission Requirements (36 -37 cr)
Chemistry
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I [LE CAT4, NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Civil Engineering
CE 1025 - Introduction to Civil Engineering (1.0 cr)
CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials (5.0 cr)
Computer Science
CS 1411 - Introduction to Programming in Matlab (4.0 cr)
or CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
Math
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
or MATH 1597 - Honors: Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
Physics
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I [NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
Writing
WRIT 1120 - College Writing [LE CAT1, WRITING] (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A minor or second major is not reqired for B.S.C.E. 2. Summer terms are not required but are optional for all students. 3. C- or better is required in all Civil Engineering courses.
B.S.C.E. Major Requirements (41 cr)
CE 2425 - Geologic Principles for Civil Engineers [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
CE 3015 - CAD & Engineering Drawing (3.0 cr)
CE 3016 - Surveying (2.0 cr)
CE 3025 - Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
CE 3026 - Project Management (3.0 cr)
CE 3027 - Infrastructure Materials (4.0 cr)
CE 3115 - Structural Analysis (3.0 cr)
CE 3221 - Fluid Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CE 3225 - Hydraulics and Hydrology (4.0 cr)
CE 3316 - Transportation Engineering (4.0 cr)
CE 3426 - Soil Mechanics (4.0 cr)
CE 4255 - Senior Design (4.0 cr)
Additional B.S.C.E. Requirements (21 cr)
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
MATH 3298 - Calculus III (4.0 cr)
STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics (3.0 cr)
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writ (3 cr)
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
Physics II
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Technical Electives (6 cr)
An additional 6 credits of technical electives must be taken and can be chosen from any course in the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at 2xxx or above (including CE courses not already counted toward the degree). CHEM 1152, CHEM 1155 and CHEM 1156, CHEM 1175 and CHEM 1176, as well as GIS 3563 and GIS 3564 can also be used to fulfill technical elective requirement.
Civil Engineering Electives (15 cr)
Choose 15 credits from the courses listed below. At least two courses (6 credits) must be taken from the same area. CE 4991 (Independent Study), CE 4995 (Special Topics), and CE 4996 (Independent Study) are allowed with Department approved petition.
Structures Area
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CE 4115 - Design of Steel Structures (3.0 cr)
· CE 4126 - Design of Concrete Structures (3.0 cr)
· CE 4128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures (3.0 cr)
· CE 4135 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete and Steel Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4515 - Sustainable Design [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· CE 5027 - Advanced Infrastructure Materials (3.0 cr)
· CE 5115 - Structural Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures (3.0 cr)
· CE 5135 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete and Steel Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 5137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 5410 - Finite Element Methods for Civil Engineering Applications (3.0 cr)
· CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN) (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Environmental and Water Resources Area
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CE 4215 - Hydraulic Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4226 - Water Resources Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 4237 - Water Quality Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 4256 - Design of Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants (3.0 cr)
· CE 4257 - Municipal Solid Waste Management and Hazardous Waste Systems (3.0 cr)
· CE 5201 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
· CE 5216 - Applications in Environmental Modeling (3.0 cr)
· CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 5525 - Decision, Risk and Reliability (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Transportation Engineering Area
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CE 4315 - Design of Traffic Control Systems (3.0 cr)
· CE 4316 - Pavement Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4318 - Pavement Repair, Maintenance, Preservation and Management Systems (3.0 cr)
· CE 4326 - Highway Planning and Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 5315 - Design of Traffic Control Systems (3.0 cr)
· CE 5316 - Pavement Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 5317 - Traffic Flow Theory and Modeling (3.0 cr)
· CE 5318 - Pavement Management Systems (3.0 cr)
· CE 5326 - Highway Planning and Design (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Geotechnical Engineering Area
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CE 4415 - Geotechnical Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4421 - Applied Geostatistics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 4426 - Rock Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 4436 - Design of Underground and Surface Excavations in Rock (3.0 cr)
· CE 5420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics (3.0 cr)
· CE 5422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering (3.0 cr)
· CE 5426 - Rock Mechanics (3.0 cr)
· CE 5436 - Design of Underground and Surface Excavations in Rock (3.0 cr)
 
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CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02278 - CHEM 1173/CHEM 1153/CHEM 1161
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental principles of chemistry exemplified by study of elements, compounds, and their reactions. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom, molecule, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, and other selected topics. The companion laboratory, CHEM 1154, should be taken concurrently. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets the lab component of NAT SCI, LE CAT 4. prereq: One year high school chem, Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005, Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 or 1161 or 1173.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02279 - CHEM 1174/CHEM 1154
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic laboratory skills while investigating the fundamental principles of chemistry. Covers fundamental concepts of the atom and molecule, stoichiometry, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermochemistry, characteristic properties of anions, gas laws and spectrophotometry. This laboratory accompanies lecture CHEM 1153. The combination of CHEM 1153 and CHEM 1154 meets liberal education category 4 requirements. prereq: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1153 or 1173; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151, 1161 or 1174.
CE 1025 - Introduction to Civil Engineering
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: Civil Engineering students only
CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: MATH 1297, PHYS 2011 or 2013 and 2014; credit will not be granted if already received for ENGR 2015 and ENGR 2016 combined.
CS 1411 - Introduction to Programming in Matlab
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to programming in the Matlab language. Topics covered will include the creation of algorithms, function definition, basic programming statements, input and output, mathematical operations, matrix manipulation, and representing data. As time allows, additional coverage of plotting methods, data structures using cellular arrays and other advanced topics. prereq: one to two years of high school math or instructor consent
CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01394 - FMIS 2225/CS 1121
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to programming in the modern Visual BASIC language. Projects are developed in a .NET environment using the Visual Studio. Includes GUI interface development and expert-driven Windows programming. Major topics include variables, datatype, arithmetic expressions, control structures, arrays and database file processing. For students with no prior programming experience. prereq: 1 yr high school algebra or instructor consent
MATH 1296 - Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First part of a standard introduction to calculus of functions of a single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications. prereq: Math ACT 27 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1250 or department consent
MATH 1596 - Honors: Calculus I (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01420 - Math1290/1296/1596
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
First part of standard introduction to calculus of functions of single variable. Limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, and their applications, indeterminate forms. Same as Math 1296, but with more depth, rigor, more challenging assignments. For high-ability students with excellent preparation. prereq: 1250 or 3 1/2 years high school mathematics including trigonometry, department consent, a grade of C- or better in is required in all prerequisite courses
MATH 1297 - Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Second part of a standard introduction to calculus. Vectors, applications of integrals, transcendental functions, series, and multivariable functions and partial derivatives. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1290 or 1296 or 1596
MATH 1597 - Honors: Calculus II (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01421 - Math 1597/1297
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Same as Math 1297, but with more depth, rigor, and challenging assignments. Techniques of integration, transcendental functions, exponentials and logarithms, infinite sequences and series, vectors, partial differentiation, and applications. Intended for high-ability students with excellent preparation. prereq: 1596 or a grade of A in 1290 or 1296, department consent
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
First, second, and higher order equations; series methods; Laplace transforms; systems; software; modeling applications; introduction to vectors; matrix algebra, eigenvalues. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014 should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Prerequisite of Math 1290 or 1296 or 1596; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or 2011.
PHYS 2017 - Honors: General Physics I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced coverage of General Physics topics that include Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2014, should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2014 and PHYS 2017 meets liberal education natural science with lab. prereq: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2014. Previous or concurrent registration in Math 1290 or Math 1296 or 1596, or physics major or instructor permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1201 or PHYS 2011 or PHYS 2013.
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I (NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Calculus-based introduction to Newtonian Mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2013 and should be taken concurrently. The combination of PHYS 2013 and 2014 meets liberal education category 4. prereq: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 2013
WRIT 1120 - College Writing (LE CAT1, WRITING)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Instruction and practice in developing information literacy and skills in critical thinking, argumentation, revision, and documentation to prepare students for writing tasks they will encounter throughout college, work, and the rest of their lives. Course assignments present challenges designed to hone competence and confidence in making writing decisions for any audience, purpose, or genre. prereq: Students speaking English as a second language must have TOEFL score of 550; credit will not be granted if already received for COMP 1120
CE 2425 - Geologic Principles for Civil Engineers (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for CE 2435 or CE 3425 or GEOL 1110
CE 3015 - CAD & Engineering Drawing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2017
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 2017
CE 3016 - Surveying
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Fundamentals of observing distances, elevations, and angles. Traversing. Irregular areas. Circular and parabolic curves. Earthwork including mass diagrams. Construction staking. prereq: Math 1297
CE 3025 - Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: Chem 1151 or 1153 and 1154, CE 3221, BSCE candidate
CE 3026 - Project Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 2017, BSCE candidate
CE 3115 - Structural Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2017, Math 3280 (concurrent), BSCE candidate
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 2017, Math 3280 (concurrent), BSCE candidate
CE 3221 - Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2017, Math 3280 (concurrent)
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 2017, Math 3280 (concurrent)
CE 3225 - Hydraulics and Hydrology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 3221, Math 3280 (concurrent), BSCE candidate
CE 3316 - Transportation Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: BSCE candidate
CE 3426 - Soil Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 2017, 3425 or 2425 or 2435, BSCE candidate
CE 4255 - Senior Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Formal written and oral reports describing design project. Complete professional documentation of results. prereq: instructor consent, no Grad cr
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01378 - Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.
MATH 3298 - Calculus III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Third part of a standard introduction to calculus. Conic sections, vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives and multiple integrals, vector fields, Green's and Stokes' theorems. prereq: A grade of at least C- in 1297 or 1597
STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical considerations in data collection and experimentation. Descriptive statistics, least squares, elementary probability distributions, confidence intervals, significance tests, and analysis of variance as applied analysis of engineering data. prereq: MATH 1297 with a grade of C- or better, cannot be applied to a math or statistics major
ECON 1022 - Principles of Economics: Macro (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analyzing overall performance of an economic system. National income accounting and theory, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, money, monetary policy, economic growth, international trade, non-U.S. economies, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
ECON 1023 - Principles of Economics: Micro (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analyzing free enterprise system through study of product and resource markets. Supply and demand, utility, production and cost, market structure, resource use, market failures, regulatory role of government, and real-world application of these concepts. prereq: Minimum 15 credits or department consent
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016, should be taken concurrently. prereq: previous or concurrent registration in 2016. Prerequisite of 2011 or 2013 and 2014, Math 1297 or 1597; credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202, 1204 or 2012.
PHYS 2018 - Honors General Physics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced coverage of calculus-based introduction to electricity magnetism and optics. Mathematically and conceptually demanding problem solving techniques. The companion laboratory, PHYS 2016 should be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent registration in PHYS 2016; PHYS 2013 or 2017; co-registration in or prior completion of Math 1287 or 1597 or instruction permission. Credit will not be granted if already received for PHYS 1202 or 1204 or 2012 or 2015.
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics exemplified by laboratory study. This laboratory accompanies lecture PHYS 2015 and should be taken concurrently. prereq: Previous or concurrently enrollment in PHYS 2015 or 2018.
CE 4115 - Design of Steel Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3115, BSCE candidate, no grad credit
CE 4126 - Design of Concrete Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 3115, BSCE Candidate, no Grad cr
CE 4128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 4126
CE 4135 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete and Steel Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will be half semester each of advanced reinforced concrete and steel design topics such as: slender concrete columns, two-way concrete slab systems, design of concrete bearing and shear walls, stability of steel frames, steel members subjected to torsion, bolted and welded steel connections, steel plate girders, and composite design and construction. pre-req: 3115, 4115, 4126; no grad credit
CE 4137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 4126, 4115, BSCE candidate; no grad credit
CE 4515 - Sustainable Design (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to sustainable design and construction including LEED, materials, construction/transportation/production, life-cycle/service, rating systems, codes, regulations, economical issues and social issues. prereq: BSCE or BSCHE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME and instructor consent; no grad credit
CE 5027 - Advanced Infrastructure Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will cover advanced topics related to the behavior of asphalt concrete and Portland cement concrete. Topics to be covered 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. prereq: Graduate status or instructor consent
CE 5115 - Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Response of single degree-of-freedom and multiple degree of freedom systems to vibrations, earthquakes, blast and impact. prereq: 3115 or grad student
CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will present AASHTO LRFD based highway bridge analysis, design and evaluation. prereq: 4115, 4126 or Grad student
CE 5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: CE 4126 or grad student
CE 5135 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete and Steel Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will be half semester each of advanced reinforced concrete and steel design topics such as: slender concrete columns, two-way concrete slab systems, design of concrete bearing and shear walls, stability of steel frames, steel members subjected to torsion, bolted and welded steel connections, steel plate girders, and composite design and construction. pre-req: 3115, 4115, 4126
CE 5137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 4115, 4126; grad student
CE 5410 - Finite Element Methods for Civil Engineering Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: BSCE or BSME or BSIE or grad student
CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to sustainable design and construction including LEED, materials, construction/transportation/production, life-cycle/service, rating systems, codes, regulations, economical issues and social issues. prereq: BSCE or BSCHE or BSECE or BSIE or BSME or Grad student and instructor consent; meets DLE req of Sustainability
CE 4215 - Hydraulic Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3225, no Grad credit
CE 4226 - Water Resources Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 3225, no Grad cr
CE 4237 - Water Quality Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3025 or instructor consent; no grad credit
CE 4256 - Design of Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 3025 or instructor consent
CE 4257 - Municipal Solid Waste Management and Hazardous Waste Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3025 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3025 or instructor consent
CE 5201 - Water Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02011 - CE 5201/WRS 5101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: graduate student or instructor consent
CE 5216 - Applications in Environmental Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: graduate status or instructor consent
CE 5226 - Water Resources Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 3225, grad student
CE 5237 - Water Quality Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3025 or CHE 2001 or grad student or instructor consent
CE 5525 - Decision, Risk and Reliability
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
An introduction to modeling uncertainty in engineering applications.   Tools for risk­based design and decision­making including uncertainty modeling and decision analysis applied to civil engineering systems. pre-req: STAT 3411 or grad student or instructor consent
CE 4315 - Design of Traffic Control Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course aims to provide an in-dept knowledge of design principles and methodologies for traffic control systems to optimize operational efficiency and safety of traffic flows. The theories of traffic flow modeling, simulation and control will be introduced as the basis for designing traffic systems. The process to analyze traffic systems performance will be studied with computer-based tools. The design methodologies for traffic control systems for arterials and freeways will be discussed and applied to real roadways in a simulated environment. A process to assess the effectiveness of design strategies on different types of highways will be studies and applied to sample corridors. prereq: 3316, no grad credit
CE 4316 - Pavement Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 2017, 3027 and 3316; no grad credit
CE 4318 - Pavement Repair, Maintenance, Preservation and Management Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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. prereq: 3027, 3316 or instructor consent; no grad credit
CE 4326 - Highway Planning and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3316; no grad credit
CE 5315 - Design of Traffic Control Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of design principles and methodologies for traffic control systems to optimize operational efficiency and safety of traffic flows. The theories of traffic flow modeling, simulation and control are introduced as the basis for designing traffic systems. The process to analyze traffic systems performance is applied with computer-based tools. The design methodologies for traffic control systems for arterials and freeways are discussed and applied to real roadways in a simulated environment. A process to assess the effectiveness of design strategies on different types of highways is evaluated and applied to sample corridors. prereq: 3316 or grad student
CE 5316 - Pavement Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3027, 3316; grad student
CE 5317 - Traffic Flow Theory and Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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. prereq: 4315 or grad student
CE 5318 - Pavement Management Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
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. prereq: 3027, 3316 or CE graduate student
CE 5326 - Highway Planning and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3316 or graduate student
CE 4415 - Geotechnical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3426, no grad credit
CE 4421 - Applied Geostatistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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.) prereq: MATH 1297 or STAT 2411 or STAT 3411 or instructor consent; no grad credit
CE 4422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: 3426; no grad credit
CE 4426 - Rock Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3426; no grad credit
CE 4436 - Design of Underground and Surface Excavations in Rock
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: 4426; no grad credit
CE 5420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: 3426, 4415 (concurrent registration is acceptable) or CE graduate student
CE 5421 - Applied Geostatistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: MATH 1297 or STAT 2411 or 3411 or CE graduate student
CE 5422 - Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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. prereq: 3426 or CE Graduate Student or instructor consent
CE 5426 - Rock Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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. prereq: 3426, Grad Student
CE 5436 - Design of Underground and Surface Excavations in Rock
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
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. prereq: 4426; grad student