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Civil Engineering Minor

CSENG Civil, Envrn & Geo-Eng (CEGE)
College of Science and Engineering
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Contact Information
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, University of Minnesota, 122 Civil Engineering Building, 500 Pillsbury Drive S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-5522; fax: 612-626-7750)
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2022
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
Civil engineering emphases are available in environmental engineering (e.g., pollutant fate and transport, process modeling, soil and groundwater remediation, water and wastewater treatment), geomechanics (e.g., fracture and localization, groundwater flow, stability and liquefaction, wave and shock propagation), structural engineering (e.g., computational and structural mechanics, earthquake engineering, infrastructure performance and durability, new systems and materials), transportation engineering (e.g., intelligent transportation systems, pavement design and materials, transportation economics, traffic safety), and water resources engineering (e.g., earthscape processes, environmental and biological systems, hydrologic and climate dynamics, hydrodynamics, and turbulence).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to confer with their major field advisor and director of graduate studies, and the Civil Engineering director of graduate studies regarding feasibility and requirements.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Courses must be taken on the A-F grade basis, unless only offered S/N. The minimum cumulative GPA for the minor is 3.00.
Minor Coursework (6-12 credits)
Master's students select 6 credits, and doctoral students select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the Civil Engineering director of graduate studies:
CEGE 5180 - Special Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
CEGE 5211 - Traffic Engineering (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5212 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5213 - Transit Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5214 - Transportation Systems Analysis (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5341 - Wave Methods for Nondestructive Testing (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5342 - Introduction to Inverse Problems (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5351 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics I (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5411 - Applied Structural Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5414 - Prestressed Concrete Design (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5415 - Masonry Structures (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5416 - Sensors in Infrastructure (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5417 - Structural Engineering Design of Wood Buildings (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5511 - Urban Hydrology and Water Quality (4.0 cr)
CEGE 5512 - Stochastic Ecohydrology (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5513 - Energy Conversion from Wind, Hydro and Solar Resources (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5514 - Granular Physics with Environmental and Engineering Applications (4.0 cr)
CEGE 5515 - Satellite Hydrology: An Introduction to Physical and Data Sciences (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5542 - Experimental Methods in Environmental Engineering (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5543 - Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5552 - Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (1.0 cr)
CEGE 8022 - Numerical Methods for Free and Moving Boundary Problems (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8211 - Theory of Traffic Flow (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8212 - Advanced Travel Demand Modeling and Supply Analysis (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8213 - Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar (1.0 cr)
CEGE 8214 - Transportation Economics (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8215 - Transportation Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8216 - Urban Traffic Operations (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8217 - Transportation Network Analysis (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8218 - Dynamic Transportation Network Analysis (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8231 - Advanced Pavement Engineering (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8233 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8301 - Fracture of Geomaterials (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8302 - Soil/Rock Plasticity and Limit Analysis (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8311 - Advanced Rock Mechanics (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8321 - Thermoporoelasticity (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8322 - Storage and Flow of Granular Materials (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8331 - Modeling Geomechanical Processes (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8336 - Boundary Element Methods I (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8337 - Boundary Element Methods II (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8341 - Wave Propagation in Solids and Structures (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8351 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics II (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8352 - Advanced Groundwater Mechanics II (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8361 - Engineering Model Fitting (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8401 - Fundamentals of Finite Element Method (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8402 - Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8411 - Plate Structures (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8412 - Shell Structures (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8413 - Fracture and Scaling (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8421 - Structural Dynamics (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8422 - Earthquake Engineering (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8431 - Structural Stability (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8432 - Analysis of Thin-Walled Members (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8441 - Ductile Behavior of Steel Structures (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8442 - Nonlinear Analysis of Structural Systems (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8443 - Fracture of Materials and Structures (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8451 - Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8461 - Structural Reliability (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8490 - Special Topics (1.0-4.0 cr)
CEGE 8501 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics I (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8502 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics II (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8503 - Environmental Mass Transport (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8504 - Theory of Unit Operations (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8505 - Biological Processes (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8506 - Stochastic Hydrology (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8507 - Advanced Methods in Hydrology (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8508 - Ecological Fluid Mechanics (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8511 - Mechanics of Sediment Transport (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8521 - The Atmospheric Boundary Layer (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8541 - Aquatic Chemistry (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8542 - Chemistry of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Systems (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8551 - Environmental Microbiology: Molecular Theory and Methods (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8552 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8553 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8561 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8562 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments II (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8563 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8571 - Hydraulic Measurements (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8572 - Computational Environmental Fluid Dynamics (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8581 - Research and Professional Ethics in Water Resources and Environmental Science (0.5 cr)
CEGE 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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CEGE 5180 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics vary depending on faculty and student interests. prereq: instr consent
CEGE 5211 - Traffic Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 4211/CEGE 5211
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Principles of vehicle and driver performance as they apply to the safe and efficient operation of highways. Design and use of traffic control devices. Capacity and level of service. Trip generation and traffic impact analysis. Safety and traffic studies. prereq: CEGE 3201, CEGE 3102 or equivalent, Grad Student
CEGE 5212 - Transportation Policy, Planning, and Deployment
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 5212/PA 5232
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Techniques of analysis and planning for transportation services. Demand-supply interactions. Evaluating transportation alternatives. Travel demand forecasting. Integrated model systems. Citizen participation in decision-making. prereq: 3201 or equiv, upper division CSE, or grad student
CEGE 5213 - Transit Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 5213/PA 5231
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/techniques related to transit systems. Historical perspective, characteristics of travel demand, demand management. Evaluating/benchmarking system performance. Transit-oriented development. Analyzing alternative transit modes. System design/finance. Case studies, field projects. prereq: Upper Division CE, EnvE, or GeoE student, CE or GeoE grad student, or instructor consent
CEGE 5214 - Transportation Systems Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems approach, its application to transportation engineering/planning. Prediction of flows and level of service. Production functions, cost optimization, utility theory, demand modeling, transportation network analysis, equilibrium assignment, decision analysis, multidimensional evaluation of transportation projects. prereq: CEGE 3201
CEGE 5341 - Wave Methods for Nondestructive Testing
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to contemporary methods for nondestructive characterization of objects of civil infrastructure (e.g., highways, bridges, geotechnical sites). Imaging technologies based on propagation of elastic waves such as ultrasonic/resonant frequency methods, seismic surveys, and acoustic emission monitoring. Lecture prereq: [AEM 2021, AEM 3031] or instr consent
CEGE 5342 - Introduction to Inverse Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to principles and applications of the inverse problems theory -- the underpinning of model-driven data analytics. The course covers (i) basic ideas, (ii) mathematical foundation, (iii) discretization strategies, (iv) regularization techniques, (v) solution algorithms, and (vi) example problems. All advanced concepts, when recalled, are introduced in an intuitive engineering setting. The discussion, supported by ample numerical examples, focuses on the inversion of linear ``forward'' models. Numerical solutions are implemented in the Matlab environment, and make use of the regtools package that accompanies the textbook (P.C. Hansen, Discrete Inverse Problems -- Insight and Applications, SIAM, 2010). Prereqs: MATH 2243, MATH 2263, CEGE 3101 or equivalent
CEGE 5351 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Emphasizes skills relevant for civil, environmental, and geo-engineers. Mathematical principles are explained in an engineering setting, with applications chosen primarily from fluid mechanics, and deformable body mechanics, but also from contaminant transport, structures, and groundwater flow. prereq: [ Math 2374 or equiv], upper division CSE student or grad student] or instr consent
CEGE 5411 - Applied Structural Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principal Stresses and strain analysis; failure criteria. Introduction to plane elasticity, energymethods, torsion of beams, and bending of unsymmetrical beams. Introduction to structural dynamics and stability. prereq: AEM 3031, Upper div CSE or grad student or instr consent
CEGE 5414 - Prestressed Concrete Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design of prestressed concrete structures. Time dependent effects, behavior, flexure, shear, torsion, deflections, continuous systems. prereq: CEGE 4401, upper div CSE or grad student or instr consent
CEGE 5415 - Masonry Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Masonry materials and their production. Mortars, grouts. Design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structural systems. Walls, columns, lintels. Codes/specifications, testing. prereq: CEGE 3401, upper div CSE or grad student or instr consent; 4401 recommended
CEGE 5416 - Sensors in Infrastructure
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 4416/CEGE 5416/BBE 4023W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
As sensors become part of practice in CEGE fields, an understanding of instrumentation and their application to engineering problems becomes essential. This course will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of using sensors in engineering applications and how previous coursework can be applied. The sensors covered will range from mechanical measurements (e.g. strain, displacement, and acceleration) to environmental measurements (e.g. temperature, oxygen concentration, and wind speed), and non-destructive techniques. In addition to class lectures, instruments and data acquisition will be explored in lab experiments. prereq: CEGE 3402, AEM 3031
CEGE 5417 - Structural Engineering Design of Wood Buildings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 4417/BBE 4355/CEGE 5417
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an in-depth presentation of topics in design of wood structures. The course is intended for advanced undergraduate and entering graduate students who have completed CEGE 4401 or equivalent. The course extends basic concepts of member design, which are covered in CEGE 4401, to wood members and simple wood structures. Knowledge of basic concrete and steel design, construction materials and structural analysis is presumed. Topics covered in the course include: wood properties and grading; design criteria using sawn wood, glue-laminated wood, and plywood; design of beams, columns, trusses, shear diaphragms and floors; connections for wood structures; and building codes and test methods. Prereqs: CEGE 4401 or equivalent
CEGE 5511 - Urban Hydrology and Water Quality
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Urban hydrology for small watersheds and the management of storm water quality and quantity. prereq: CEGE 4501or BBE 5513, upper division CSE or grad student or instructor consent
CEGE 5512 - Stochastic Ecohydrology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will provide the theoretical and quantitative basis for understanding the interactions between the water cycle, vegetation, soil biogeochemistry, and the atmosphere. A main focus of the course will be on modeling the water and carbon dynamics across the soil-plant-atmosphere system. We will provide probabilistic descriptions of this system at the daily, seasonal, and interannual timescales by incorporating various sources of randomness and non-stationarity within the environment, particularly those from rainfall. These concepts and tools will be discussed in the context of sustainable management of water resources and terrestrial ecosystems, especially in view of the changes in the hydrological regime from climate change and societal pressures. prereq: MATH 2373, MATH 2374
CEGE 5513 - Energy Conversion from Wind, Hydro and Solar Resources
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: BBE 4733/CEGE 4513/ChEn 5551
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
During this class the physical principles of energy conversion from alternative resources as wind, hydro and solar will be presented and discussed, with an emphasis on fluid mechanics and geophysical flows (atmospheric boundary layer, rivers, tidal flows). We will start with the resource assessment devoted to quantify the available energy in the environment (wind, rivers, and sun). Each energy resource module will include basic economic principles and assumption enabling the quantification of the efficiency and the costs of energy transformation, as well as an estimate of environmental effects (when possible). We will focus on the details on wind, streams, wave and solar power using conservation equations and basic principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. prereq: CEGE 3502 or equivalent
CEGE 5514 - Granular Physics with Environmental and Engineering Applications
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This class concerns ways in which relatively straightforward particle-scale phenomenology is directly related to larger-scale behaviors of concern to environmental and engineering processes. These larger scale behaviors include pattern formation driven by cooperative sorting and advection dynamics. They also include quasi-static and dynamic non-linear responses to stresses and other forcing. Applications we discuss include particle transport in rivers, wetlands reclamation, pavement compaction, and industrial mixing. As many large-scale and small-scale phenemonelogy can be counter-intuitive without experience, the in-class work is supplemented by two sets of hand-on activities. (1) students will explore these phenomenology in physical laboratories and (2) students will explore details unattainable in the physical laboratory by modifying existing computational simulations. (e.g., behavior in zero gravity, chaotic particle pathways, small-scale structures in colloidal suspensions). Minimal prior programming experience is expected. Programming assignments will be designed to be flexible for students of all levels of such experience. Prereqs: Graduate student in CSE or permission of instructor and/or CEGE 3502, MATH 2373, MATH 2374
CEGE 5515 - Satellite Hydrology: An Introduction to Physical and Data Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course presents fundamentals of probability theory, statistical learning, and physics of remotes sensing to increase understanding and technical knowledge of undergraduate and graduate students about Earth data analysis and remote sensing. Prereqs: CEGE 4501 is recommended
CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to water chemistry. Physical chemical principles, geochemical processes controlling chemical composition of waters, behavior of contaminants that affect the suitability of water for beneficial uses. prereq: CEGE 3501, Chem 1061, Chem 1062, upper division CSE or grad student or instructor consent
CEGE 5542 - Experimental Methods in Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Tools necessary to conduct research in environmental engineering and chemistry. Theory of operation of analytical equipment. Sampling and data handling methods, statistical analyses, experimental design, laboratory safety. Lecture, laboratory. prereq: CEGE 3501, (CEGE 5541 recommended) Chem 1022, upper division CSE or grad student or instructor consent
CEGE 5543 - Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Environmental fluid mechanics is the study of the interaction of fluid flows that occur in aquatic ecosystems with the growth and behavior of living organisms. prereq: CEGE 3502 or AEM 4201 or ChEn 3005, upper division CSE or grad students or instructor consent
CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation, pollution control, water/wastewater treatment, biogeochemistry, and human health. prereq: Upper div or grad student or instructor consent
CEGE 5552 - Environmental Microbiology Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Basic microbiological techniques: isolation, identification/enumeration of bacteria, BOD, biodegradable kinetics, disinfection. Lab. prereq: CEGE 5551 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in CEGE 5551
CEGE 8022 - Numerical Methods for Free and Moving Boundary Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8401 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examples of free and moving boundary problems: metal solidification, filling, polymer molding, flow in porous media, ground freezing. Solutions: analytical, fixed finite difference, fixed finite element, front tracking schemes, general deforming finite element methods. prereq: 8401 or instr consent
CEGE 8211 - Theory of Traffic Flow
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Definitions/measurements of basic traffic flow parameters, fundamental relationships. Macroscopic continuum and microscopic traffic flow models. Schockwaves and applications. Flow, speed, headway, and other statistical distributions of traffic parameters. Gap availability/acceptance. Simulation of traffic flow. Traffic control theory, queuing theory, applications.
CEGE 8212 - Advanced Travel Demand Modeling and Supply Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 5211 or equiv, Stat 3021
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Application of random utility theory to model travel demand; deterministic and stochastic trip assignment; network design problems; transportation planning software. prereq: 5211 or equiv, Stat 3021
CEGE 8213 - Advanced Transportation Technologies Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 8213/ME 8772/PA 8290
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Advanced technologies specifically related to transportation. Topics drawn from core science/technology areas of human factors, intelligent vehicles, traffic modeling/management, sensing, communications, and controls.
CEGE 8214 - Transportation Economics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Application of microeconomic theory to transportation. Demand/demand estimation, cost/cost estimation, pricing/investment, regulation/deregulation. Urban/intercity passenger transportation, freight transportation.
CEGE 8215 - Transportation Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [8210 or 8211], [STAT 5021 or equiv]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Maximum likelihood methods for generalized linear models, with logit/probit models. Linear regression as special cases. Applications to gap acceptance, discrete choice, speed/headway distributions, accident modeling. Introduction to Bayesian inference. prereq: [8210 or 8211], [STAT 5021 or equiv]
CEGE 8216 - Urban Traffic Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Capacity analysis techniques for urban streets, optimal traffic signal timing, coordination, real time control. Traffic signal hardware, including detectors/controllers. Operational techniques for traffic management. Use of computer program packages in traffic engineering practice. Freeway operations/control.
CEGE 8217 - Transportation Network Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Concepts/tools for transportation system and network analysis. Analytical models, algorithms for formation/solution of equilibrium assignment problem for transportation networks. Static/dynamic user equilibrium traffic assignments. System optimal, stochastic user equilibrium, traffic paradox. Linear/nonlinear programming, variational inequalities.
CEGE 8218 - Dynamic Transportation Network Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Dynamic traffic assignment and its history as an extension to static traffic assignment. Issues related to traffic flow propagation and time-dependent travel times. Dynamic user equilibrium Variational Inequalities. Analytic and simulation-based DTA models. Dynamic transit assignment on schedule-based networks. Hyperpaths, stochastic route choice, and capacity constraints in transit networks. Introduction to activity-based modeling. Time-space prisms, activity-travel scheduling. prereqs: CEGE 5214 or IE 5531, CEGE 8217 recommended
CEGE 8231 - Advanced Pavement Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4231 or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced concepts in pavement analysis and design; computation of stresses and strains in flexible and rigid pavement systems; review of Boussinesq theory, Burmeister model, and Westergaard model; load transfer in rigid pavements; temperature induced stresses; mechanics of drainage. prereq: 4231 or instr consent
CEGE 8301 - Fracture of Geomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8301/GeoE 8301
Prerequisites: CSE grad student, 5321, GeoE 5321 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Crack tip stress and displacement fields; stress intensity factors. Energy principles of fracture; compliance method. Process zone models. J integral. Mixed-mode fracture. Behavior of cracked solids. Numerical and experimental approaches. prereq: CSE grad student, 5321, GeoE 5321 or instr consent
CEGE 8302 - Soil/Rock Plasticity and Limit Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: CSE grad student, CE 4300 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Plasticity of soils and rocks. Yield conditions, flow rules. Theorems of limit analysis. Static solutions, method of characteristics. Kinematic solutions, hodograph. Energy balance. Applications to soil/rock engineering problems. prereq: CSE grad student, CE 4300 or instr consent
CEGE 8311 - Advanced Rock Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8311/GeoE 8311
Prerequisites: CSE grad student, 4311 or GeoE 4311 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Stress transformations; principal stresses and directions. Friction and behavior of rock joints; stability of frictional sliding. Elastic waves; acoustic emission and seismic measurements. Fragmentation and rock breakage. prereq: CSE grad student, 4311 or GeoE 4311 or instr consent
CEGE 8321 - Thermoporoelasticity
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8321/GeoE 8321
Prerequisites: CSE grad student, 5321 or GeoE 5321 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Micro-mechanical description of porous media. Thermodynamics foundations. Linear theory of thermoporoelasticity: constitutive, transport, and balance laws; field equations. Determination of material constants. Singular solutions. Methods of solution: integral transform, method of singularities, finite and boundary element method. prereq: CSE grad student, 5321 or GeoE 5321 or instr consent
CEGE 8322 - Storage and Flow of Granular Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CSE grad student, 4301 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Plasticity of granular media. Static and dynamic method of slices. Storage and flow of granular materials in bins and hoppers. Stress concentrations, arching, piping. Experiments on granular material properties and flow. prereq: CSE grad student, 4301 or instr consent
CEGE 8331 - Modeling Geomechanical Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8331/GeoE 8331
Prerequisites: CSE grad student, 5321 or GeoE 5321
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Data-limited nature of problems in geomechanics. Dimensional analysis. Regimes of solution. Similarity of solutions. Elements of fracture mechanics, elastoplasticity, poroelasticity. Applications to stability of underground excavations, fluid flow in fracture, tool-rock interaction, hydraulic fracturing. prereq: CSE grad student, 5321 or GeoE 5321
CEGE 8336 - Boundary Element Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8336/GeoE 8336
Prerequisites: CSE grad student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction to boundary element methods for elastostatics; stress discontinuity, displacement discontinuity, and direct boundary integral methods. Derivation of basic mathematical solutions from the theory of elasticity. Applications in geomechanics. prereq: CSE grad student
CEGE 8337 - Boundary Element Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8337/GeoE 8337
Prerequisites: 8336, GeoE 8336 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transient and nonlinear problems. prereq: 8336, GeoE 8336 or instr consent
CEGE 8341 - Wave Propagation in Solids and Structures
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Fundamentals of wave propagation theory in elastic media. Wave dispersion and packet distortion. Waves in one-dimensional structural systems: rods and beams. Waves in two- and three-dimensional media. Guided waves, Rayleigh waves and Lamb waves. Waves in heterogeneous media. Application of wave methods to structural and material diagnostics. Experimental methods for wavefield measurements and characterization. Signal processing for wave feature extraction. Introduction to nonlinear wave propagation. prereq: Basic courses in soil machanics/dynamics or instr consent
CEGE 8351 - Advanced Engineering Mathematics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emphasizes skills relevant for civil, environmental, and geo-engineers. Mathematical principles are explained in an engineering setting, with applications chosen from deformable body mechanics, rock mechanics, soil mechanics, fluid mechanics, and groundwater flow. prereq: [MATH 2374 or equivalent], [CEGE 5351], [CSE grad student or instr consent]
CEGE 8352 - Advanced Groundwater Mechanics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8352/GeoE 8352
Prerequisites: 4351, CSE grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Applying complex methods, including conformal mapping, in groundwater mechanics; solving problems with free boundaries using the hodograph method; drains in aquifers with free boundaries; superposition of solutions with drains; singular Cauchy integrals; boundary elements. prereq: 4351, CSE grad student or instr consent
CEGE 8361 - Engineering Model Fitting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CSE grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Parameter estimation and inverse modeling for civil and geological engineering. Formulating engineering model fitting problems; comparing and selecting various fit criteria; implementing numerical algorithms; analyzing and interpreting results using both statistical and qualitative tools; designing future measurement plans. prereq: CSE grad student or instr consent
CEGE 8401 - Fundamentals of Finite Element Method
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4411 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Elements of calculus of variations; weak and strong formulations of linear continuum and structural problems. Isoparametric elements and numerical integration. Basic concepts of error analysis and convergence. Analysis of plates and shells. Introduction to mixed methods and time dependent problems. prereq: 4411 or instr consent
CEGE 8402 - Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8401 or #; offered alt yrs
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Large strains and work conjugate stresses. Equilibrium and principle of virtual work for nonlinear problems. Nonlinear elasticity and plasticity. Finite element discretization and nonlinear algebraic equations. Linearization and solution algorithms for nonlinear problems. Structural stability. prereq: 8401 or instr consent; offered alt yrs
CEGE 8411 - Plate Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 5411 or #; offered alt yrs
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis of plate structures based on the small-deflection elastic Kirchhoff-Love theory. Classical and numerical analysis methods. Skew and orthotropic plate structures. Elements of large deflection theory and stability of plates. prereq: 5411 or instr consent; offered alt yrs
CEGE 8412 - Shell Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CSE grad or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Static analysis of thin elastic shells based on Love's postulates. Membrane and bending theories. Thermal stresses in cylinders. Buckling of shells of revolution. Offered alternate years. prereq: CSE grad or instr consent
CEGE 8413 - Fracture and Scaling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 5411
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Linear elastic fracture mechanics, cohesive fracture, scaling, strength statistics. prereq: 5411
CEGE 8421 - Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3401, AEM 2012] or #; & 4411 recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Response of discrete/continuous systems to dynamic loading. Formulation/solution of problems of one or more degrees of freedom. Modal analysis. Numerical integration and transform techniques. Response of dynamic systems to base motion using response spectrum methods. prereq: [3401, AEM 2012] or instr consent; concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4411 recommended
CEGE 8422 - Earthquake Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 8421 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Introduction to earthquake engineering; response spectra; energy absorption capacity of structures; estimation of damping; earthquake resistant design; seismic design codes; base isolation; soil-structure interaction. Blast resistant design. Wind effects on structures. prereq: 8421 or instr consent
CEGE 8431 - Structural Stability
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Classification of discrete/continuous conservative/nonconservative systems. Buckling analysis of, e.g., structural members, frameworks, and plates by classical/numerical methods. Offered alternate years. prereq: CSE grad student or instr consent
CEGE 8432 - Analysis of Thin-Walled Members
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 5411 or #; offered alt yrs
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis of thin-walled structural members based on Vlasov theory and its modifications. Members with open and closed cross sections. Second-order effects and buckling. Influence of inelastic material behavior on buckling. prereq: 5411 or instr consent; offered alt yrs
CEGE 8441 - Ductile Behavior of Steel Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4411 or eqiv
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Advanced topics in behavior of steel structures; Modeling techniques for material/geometric nonlinearity. Plastic analysis. Introduction to plasticity of continuum bodies. Computer methods. Seismic design, code provisions. prereq: 4411 or eqiv
CEGE 8442 - Nonlinear Analysis of Structural Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced theory and computational techniques for analyzing complex structural building systems. Using comprehensive geometric and material nonlinear analysis for designing steel and composite structures. prereq: CEGE 5411 or equivalent
CEGE 8443 - Fracture of Materials and Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4401 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundations of engineering fracture mechanics. Analytical, computational, and experimental tools to analyze/design solid structures and materials containing cracks. Predicting structural performance, designing experiments. Metals, concretes, rocks, ceramics, advanced composites, biological structures, micro-devices. prereq: 4401 or instr consent
CEGE 8451 - Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4412 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Advanced topics; experimental and theoretical background to design code provisions. Moment-curvature analysis of members. Shear; torsion; disturbed regions. Beam column joints; shear walls. Effects of earthquake loading. Limit analysis. prereq: 4412 or instr consent
CEGE 8461 - Structural Reliability
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [4412, 4413] or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural design standards/methods. Uncertainties in structural design. Basic probabilistic concepts, statistical distributions. Resistance/load statistics. First-/second-order reliability methods, systems reliability. Development of probability-based design codes. Offered alternate years. prereq: [4412, 4413] or instr consent
CEGE 8490 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics vary depending on faculty and student interests. prereq: instr consent
CEGE 8501 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3502 or equiv or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic laws of mass, energy, and momentum transport in environmental fluid flow. Exact and approximate solutions for viscous flow. Irrotational flow; gravity waves. Similitude and inspectional analysis. Laminar boundary layers and slender flows. Application to engineering and environmental problems. prereq: 3502 or equiv or instr consent
CEGE 8502 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 8501 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Reynolds equations. Developed and developing turbulent boundary layers and slender flows, and their interaction with inviscid flow. Jets, plumes, wakes and shear layers. Statistical description of turbulence; data analysis. prereq: 8501 or instr consent
CEGE 8503 - Environmental Mass Transport
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3502, 3501 or equiv or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Principles of intraphase and interfacial chemical transport and fate in the environment, specifically the processes of diffusion, dispersion, and convection. Application to surface water and atmospheric mixing, dispersion in groundwater, and transport between these media. prereq: 3502, 3501 or equiv or instr consent
CEGE 8504 - Theory of Unit Operations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 5541
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical basis, design, operation of chemical/physical processes used in treating/controlling water quality. Adsorption, ion exchange, sedimentation, thickening, filtration, gas transfer, coagulation, flocculation, membrane processes, disinfection. prereq: 5541
CEGE 8505 - Biological Processes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4502, 4501 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical principles underlying chemical and biological wastewater treatment processes, including aerobic and anaerobic treatment for organic carbon and nutrient removal. Mathematical models of microbial growth kinetics and mass transport in suspended growth and attached film applications are developed. prereq: 4502, 4501 or instr consent
CEGE 8506 - Stochastic Hydrology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Stat 3021 or equiv or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis and synthesis of hydrologic series and systems; derived distributions; uncertainty and risk analysis; flood frequency analysis; multivariate time series analysis; correlation and spectral analysis; series of long-range dependence; linear estimation; geostatistics; sampling networks; hydrologic forecasting. prereq: Stat 3021 or equiv or instr consent
CEGE 8507 - Advanced Methods in Hydrology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 8506
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Notions of scale-invariance, scaling, and multiscaling in geophysical processes; methods of multiscale analysis; wavelet transforms; time-frequency-scale analysis and fractal analysis. Applications in atmospheric, hydrologic, and geomorphologic processes. prereq: 8506
CEGE 8508 - Ecological Fluid Mechanics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3502 or equiv
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fluid mechanics of microbiological processes in lakes, rivers, and wetlands. Small-scale fluid motion, nutrient uptake, growth kinetics, ecosystem metabolism, scaling, lab/field microstructure measurements. prereq: 3502 or equiv
CEGE 8511 - Mechanics of Sediment Transport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8511/ESci 8511
Prerequisites: 3502 and 4501 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Particle motion in fluids. Criteria for incipient motion. Formulations for bedload and suspended load. Bedform mechanics and hydraulic resistance relations. Channel stability, aggradation and degradation, alluvial stream morphology. prereq: 3502 and 4501 or instr consent
CEGE 8521 - The Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: CSE or COAFES grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Land-atmosphere interactions and turbulent transport in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL), the lowest part of the atmosphere. ABL development and dynamics. Turbulence, surface energy balance, spectral analysis, similarity theory. Flow over homogeneous and heterogeneous surfaces. Atmospheric stability, measurement, simulation of turbulent fluxes. prereq: CSE or COAFES grad student or instr consent
CEGE 8541 - Aquatic Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4541 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Advanced course on water chemistry; physical chemical principles and geochemical processes controlling the chemical composition of natural waters, soil- and sediment-water interactions. Emphasizes behavior of inorganic contaminants in natural waters and engineered systems and dissolved natural organic matter. prereq: 4541 or instr consent
CEGE 8542 - Chemistry of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Structural characteristics and physico-chemical properties of organic contaminants in aquatic systems. Emphasizes PCBs, PAHs, dioxins, insecticides, herbicides, and chlorinated solvents. Factors affecting their transport/transformation. Structure- and property-activity relationships, their use in predicting organic chemical behavior. prereq: CEGE 5541 or instr consent
CEGE 8551 - Environmental Microbiology: Molecular Theory and Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduction to microbial genetics and molecular phylogeny. Application of nucleic-acid techniques in environmental microbiology and microbial ecology.
CEGE 8561 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: One sem grad work or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to hydrologic transport and water quality simulation in natural water systems. Deterministic, process-oriented water quality model development. Mixed cell models, advection, turbulent diffusion/dispersion. Chemical/biological kinetics in water quality models. Application of water quality models to management problems. prereq: One sem grad work or instr consent
CEGE 8562 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments II
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: One sem grad work or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Models for transport/transformation of pollutants, nutrients, particulates, ecosystems, etc., from recently completed theses, articles, or research in progress. Students review assigned recent papers, make presentations, and analyze a topic of their choice. prereq: One sem grad work or instr consent
CEGE 8571 - Hydraulic Measurements
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3502 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Lab and field methods and instruments for measuring hydraulic pressure, velocity, and discharge. prereq: 3502 or instr consent
CEGE 8572 - Computational Environmental Fluid Dynamics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: grad student in CSE or COAFES or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Finite difference methods, their application to solution of one-/two-dimensional problems in environmental fluid dynamics. Stability, convergence, consistency, and accuracy of numerical schemes. Navier-Stokes equations, their physical meaning, and their numerical solution. Turbulence modeling: RANS and LES. prereq: grad student in CSE or COAFES or instr consent
CEGE 8581 - Research and Professional Ethics in Water Resources and Environmental Science
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Course Equivalencies: CE 8581/WRS 8581
Prerequisites: [Environmental engineering or water resource science] grad student or #
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Ethics of water resources science and environmental engineering research/practice. Societal responsibility, plagiarism, recording-keeping, authorship, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, professional relationships, fraud, reporting misconduct. Meets during first eight weeks of spring semester. prereq: [Environmental engineering or water resource science] grad student or instr consent
CEGE 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 8601/EEB 8601/ESci 8601
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Background material required to participate in a stream restoration project. How to assimilate geologic, hydrologic, and ecological data at watershed and reach scales to plan a restoration project and evaluate/critique existing stream restoration projects.
CEGE 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: CEGE 8602/EEB 8602/ESci 8602
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Field experience, group design project. Students provide a stream restoration context for each other's elective coursework, complete critical assessments of stream restoration projects, and design a stream restoration site. prereq: CEGE 8601, or EEB 8601, or ESCI 8601