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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 Spring 2013
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 136
  • Required credits within the major: 124
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The B.S.C.E. program integrates topics from chemistry, physics, advanced mathematics, and statistics, geology, and core engineering science to prepare graduates to work professionally in both public and private organizations that design, develop, and construct structures; design, build, and maintain highway systems; 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 emphasizes four of the core tracks in civil engineering: transportation systems, water resource engineering, structural engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Upper division students are exposed to each of these areas and required to specialize in one 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. 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 (ASCE), 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 10 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
Students need to apply to the B.S.C.E. upper division program during the second semester of their sophomore year. Those who meet the GPA requirements for admission at the end of their third semester (first semester of sophomore year) will be granted provisional admission to the upper division program pending their successful completion of all courses remaining listed below with a cumulative GPA that meets the required level (2.50).
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Course Admission Requirements (36 cr)
Admission to the upper division B.S.C.E. program is competitive and based on performance in lower division courses and space availability. A C- or better is required in all program courses.
CE 1025 - Introduction to Civil Engineering (1.0 cr)
CE 2017 - Engineering Mechanics: Statics and Mechanics of Materials (5.0 cr)
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)
CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming in Visual BASIC.NET [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1296 - Calculus I [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
MATH 1297 - Calculus II [LOGIC & QR] (5.0 cr)
PHYS 2013 - General Physics I [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2014 - General Physics Lab I [NAT SCI] (1.0 cr)
WRIT 1120 - College Writing [LE CAT1, WRITING] (3.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
or MATH 3298 - Calculus III (4.0 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
B.S.C.E. Major Requirements (39 cr)
CE 3015 - CAD & Engineering Drawing (3.0 cr)
CE 3016 - Surveying (2.0 cr)
CE 3026 - Project Management (3.0 cr)
CE 3027 - Infrastructure Materials (4.0 cr)
CE 3115 - Structural Analysis (3.0 cr)
CE 3225 - Hydraulics and Hydrology (4.0 cr)
CE 3316 - Transportation Engineering (4.0 cr)
CE 3425 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
CE 3426 - Soil Mechanics (4.0 cr)
CE 4255 - Senior Design (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2015 - General Physics II (4.0 cr)
PHYS 2016 - General Physics Lab II (1.0 cr)
Additional B.S.C.E. Requirements (25 cr)
MATH 3280 and MATH 3298 must be completed, whichever course was not taken for admission to the civil engineering program must be taken for the B.S.C.E.
CE 3221 - Fluid Mechanics (3.0 cr)
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
STAT 3411 - Engineering Statistics (3.0 cr)
SW 1210 - Global Issues [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
WRIT 31xx (3.0 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)
CE 3025 - Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
or CHE 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
MATH 3280 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4.0 cr)
or MATH 3298 - Calculus III (4.0 cr)
Civil Engineering Technical and Additional Electives (24 cr)
Choose five courses for 15 credits from the focus groups listed below. At least two courses must be taken from the same focus group. An additional 9 credits of general 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 or CHEM 1155 and CHEM 1156 can also be used to fulfill a portion of the general technical elective requirement.
Structures Focus Group
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 4137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4515 - Sustainable Design and Construction [SUSTAIN] (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 5410 - Finite Element Methods for Civil Engineering Applications (3.0 cr)
· CE 5515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN) (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Water Resources Focus Group
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 5237 - Water Quality Engineering (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Transportation Engineering Focus Group
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CE 4315 - Traffic Systems Operations and Safety (3.0 cr)
· CE 4316 - Pavement Design and Rehabilitation (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 5027 - Advanced Infrastructure Materials (3.0 cr)
· CE 5315 - Traffic Systems Operations and Safety (3.0 cr)
· CE 5316 - Pavement Design and Rehabilitation (3.0 cr)
· CE 5317 - Traffic Flow Theory and Modeling (3.0 cr)
· CE 5318 - Pavement Management Systems (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Geotechnical Engineering Focus Group
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· CE 4415 - Geotechnical Design (3.0 cr)
· CE 4420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics (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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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.
CHEM 1153 - General Chemistry I (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
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, high school algebra, Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of least C- in Math 1005. Credit will not be granted if already received for 1151 and 1161.
CHEM 1154 - General Chemistry Lab I (LE CAT4, NAT SCI)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01808
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; credit will not be granted if already received for CHEM 1151 or 1161
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 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
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 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 writing argumentative prose for academic situations with integrated computer lab. Emphasis on academic research, documentation, and the writing process. 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
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
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
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 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 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]
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 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
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 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.
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)
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.
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
SW 1210 - Global Issues (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01459 - SW 1210/1211/1212
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Global problems of war, peace, national security; population, food, hunger; environmental concerns, global resources; economic and social development; human rights. Examines issues from a global problem-solving perspective. Value, race, class, gender differences.
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
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
CHE 2001 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comprehensive survey of environmental engineering. Fundamental science and engineering principles as basis for analyzing environmental issues. Federal laws on air pollution, wastewater discharge, and hazardous waste. Wastewater treatment, air pollution control, waste minimization, resource recovery, and recycling. prereq: Chem 1113 or higher, Math 1250 or higher
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
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
CE 4115 - Design of Steel Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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 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 4137 - Advanced Structural Analysis and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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, no grad credit
CE 4515 - Sustainable Design and Construction (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & 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; no grad credit
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 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: Periodic Fall & 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; 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: Fall Odd Year
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 5237 - Water Quality Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
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 4315 - Traffic Systems Operations and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 3316, no grad credit
CE 4316 - Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
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 & Spring
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 5027 - Advanced Infrastructure Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
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 5315 - Traffic Systems Operations and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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. prereq: 3316 or grad student
CE 5316 - Pavement Design and Rehabilitation
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 4415 - Geotechnical Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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 4420 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
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. prereq: 3426, 4415 (concurrent registration is acceptable) or instructor consent; 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: Periodic Spring
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, 4415 (concurrent registration acceptable) or instructor consent; no grad credit
CE 4426 - Rock Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Spring
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: 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.) 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: Periodic Spring
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, 4415 (concurrent registration acceptable) 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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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: Periodic Fall & Spring
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