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Geoengineering M.S.

CSENG Civil, Envrn & Geo-Eng (CEGE)
College of Science and Engineering
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
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: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Emphases are in fundamental aspects of geomechanics and its applications. Research focuses on the use and development of discrete and continuum theories such as elasticity, plasticity, fracture mechanics, and poroelasticity for solving engineering problems. Numerical methods are being developed for obtaining solutions; experimental methods and novel apparatus are being developed for gathering physical evidence. Applications include processes of communication, flow of granular materials, hydraulic fracturing, and nondestructive testing. The master of science (MS) degree balances education in engineering fundamentals and design with research and development. It is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in industry or to continue toward a PhD. Students interested in pursuing doctoral studies should see the PhD program in civil engineering.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A bachelor's degree in engineering, basic science, or mathematics is preferred.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Admission depends primarily on the applicant's academic record and letters of recommendation. Applicants who lack geoengineering training are often required to complete at least one appropriate course from the undergraduate program. Graduate degree credit is not awarded for such preparatory work. Eligibility requirements for integrated BS/MS program: Application is open to geoengineering undergraduates who: - Are within 32 credits of completing the requirements for the bachelorís degree; - Have a faculty advisor selected prior to admission; and - Hold a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Special Application Requirements:
The application deadlines are December 3 for fall admission and August 31 for spring admission. All materials must be submitted to the online application.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 20 major credits, 0 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
Plan C: Plan C requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Courses must be taken on the A/F grade basis, unless only offered S/N.
Core Courses (12-30 credits)
Select at least 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. One credit of CEGE 8300 seminar may be applied to this requirement.
CEGE 4201 - Principles of Highway Design (3.0 cr)
CEGE 4411 - Matrix Structural Analysis (3.0 cr)
CEGE 4412 - Reinforced Concrete II (3.0 cr)
CEGE 4413 - Steel Design II (3.0 cr)
CEGE 4511 - Hydraulic Structures (3.0 cr)
CEGE 4561 - Solids and Hazardous Wastes (3.0 cr)
CEGE 4563 - Pollutant Fate and Transport: Processes and Modeling (3.0 cr)
CEGE 5094 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
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 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 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 5570 - Design for Sustainable Development - India (3.0-9.0 cr)
CEGE 8022 - Numerical Methods for Free and Moving Boundary Problems (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8094 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 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 - Advanced Bituminous Materials Characterization (3.0 cr)
CEGE 8300 - Seminar: Geomechanics (1.0-3.0 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 - Groundwater Microbiology: Laboratory (4.0 cr)
CEGE 8553 - Biofilms (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 - Industrial Waste Treatment (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)
Electives (0-18 credits)
Select credits from the following,in consultation with the advisor, to complete the minimum number of course credits required. Other courses may be selected with director of graduate studies approval.
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials (3.0 cr)
AEM 5501 - Continuum Mechanics (3.0 cr)
AEM 5503 - Theory of Elasticity (3.0 cr)
AEM 8211 - Theory of Turbulence I (3.0 cr)
AEM 8525 - Elastic Stability of Materials (3.0 cr)
AEM 8531 - Fracture Mechanics (3.0 cr)
AEM 8551 - Multiscale Methods for Bridging Length and Time Scales (3.0 cr)
APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5391 - Design and Representation with BIM (3.0 cr)
ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation (3.0 cr)
BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering (3.0 cr)
BBE 5523 - Ecological Engineering Design (3.0 cr)
BBE 5535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters (3.0 cr)
BBE 5753 - Air Quality and Pollution Control Engineering (3.0 cr)
BBE 8513 - Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds (3.0 cr)
BMEN 8101 - Biomedical Digital Signal Processing (3.0 cr)
CHEM 5210 - Materials Characterization (4.0 cr)
CSCI 5421 - Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures (3.0 cr)
CSCI 5451 - Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming (3.0 cr)
EE 5239 - Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization (3.0 cr)
EE 5251 - Optimal Filtering and Estimation (3.0 cr)
EE 8231 - Optimization Theory (3.0 cr)
EE 8581 - Detection and Estimation Theory (3.0 cr)
EEB 5601 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
ESCI 8801 - Geomicrobiology (3.0 cr)
ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration (4.0 cr)
ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods (3.0 cr)
FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources (4.0 cr)
GCC 5005 - Innovation for the Public Good: Design for a Disrupted World [GP] (3.0 cr)
GEOG 5561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science (4.0 cr)
HINF 5502 - Python Programming Essentials for the Health Sciences (1.0 cr)
IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I (4.0 cr)
IE 5532 - Stochastic Models (4.0 cr)
IE 5541 - Project Management (4.0 cr)
IE 5545 - Decision Analysis (4.0 cr)
IE 8531 - Discrete Optimization (4.0 cr)
LAAS 5311 - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy (3.0 cr)
LAAS 5621 - Soil and Environmental Genomics (3.0 cr)
MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I (4.0 cr)
MATH 5588 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations II (4.0 cr)
MATH 8401 - Mathematical Modeling and Methods of Applied Mathematics (3.0 cr)
MATH 8402 - Mathematical Modeling and Methods of Applied Mathematics (3.0 cr)
MATH 8441 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (3.0 cr)
MATH 8442 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (3.0 cr)
PA 5204 - Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics (3.0 cr)
PA 5231 - Transit Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
PA 5880 - Exploring Global Cities (1.0-3.0 cr)
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis (4.0 cr)
STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
WRS 5101 - Water Policy (3.0 cr)
WRS 8581 - Research and Professional Ethics in Water Resources and Environmental Science (0.5 cr)
Plan Options
Plan A (10 credits)
Complete 10 thesis credits.
CEGE 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan B (0-3 credits)
Plan B requires completion of 1-3 Plan B papers as determined by the faculty adviser. Plan B papers can include computer programs, annotated bibliographies, field investigations, and analysis/design of special engineering problems. Up to 3 credits of CEGE 8094 may be applied to course credit requirements.
CEGE 8094 - Directed Research (1.0-4.0 cr)
-OR-
Plan C
Plan C requires completion of 100 hours of project work and an oral presentation of no less than 10 minutes. Plan C coursework must include a minimum of two 8xxx-level courses.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Integrated B.GeoE./M.S. - Geoengineering
The department offers an integrated Bachelor of Geoengineering (B.GeoE.) and master of science (MS) in geoengineering. The integrated B.GeoE./MS program offers students the opportunity to earn the bachelorís and masterís degree in five years. These programs offer several benefits: streamlined admissions from the undergraduate to the graduate program (GRE not required); flexibility in fulfilling required courses for both degrees during the senior year (up to 16 credits can be transferred to the graduate program); and eligibility for teaching and research assistantships. Both the B.GeoE. and MS degrees must be completed in their entirety, with no courses shared between them. The graduate degree cannot be earned before the undergraduate requirements are satisfied. Admitted students who decide not to complete the MS degree are permitted to count credits originally planned for the graduate program toward their B.GeoE. technical electives.
Integrated B.C.E./M.S. - Geoengineering
The department offers an integrated bachelor of civil engineering (B.C.E) and master of science (MS) in geoengineering. Benefits, eligibility requirements, and degree-completion requirements outlined for the B.GeoE./MS integrated program also apply to the B.C.E./MS.
Integrated B.Env.E./M.S. - Geoengineering
The department offers an integrated bachelor of environmental engineering (B.Env.E.) and master of science (MS) in geoengineering. Benefits, eligibility requirements, and degree-completion requirements outlined for the B.GeoE./MS integrated program also apply to the B.Env.E./MS.
 
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CEGE 4201 - Principles of Highway Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Vertical and horizontal alignment, cross-sections and earthwork computations, roadside design, highway capacity, impact of vehicle type on geometric design, intersection design, safety impacts of highway design. prereq: upper division CSE student, CEGE 3201 or instr consent
CEGE 4411 - Matrix Structural Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of linear structural systems by matrix methods, stiffness, and flexibility methods. Introduction to computerized structural analysis of trusses/frames, including coding. prereq: CEGE 3101, CEGE 3401, upper div CSE or grad student or instr consent
CEGE 4412 - Reinforced Concrete II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced design of reinforced concrete structures: footings, retaining walls, columns with slenderness effects and biaxial loading, torsion, continuous systems, two-way floor systems. prereq: CEGE 4401, upper div CSE or instr consent; 4411 recommended
CEGE 4413 - Steel Design II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design of steel and composite steel/concrete structures, including composite beams, plate girders, beam-columns, connections and multi-story frames. prereq: CEGE 4401, upper div CSE or instr consent; 4411 recommended
CEGE 4511 - Hydraulic Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Hydraulic design procedures for culverts, dams, spillways, outlet works, and river control works. Drop structures, water intakes, bridge crossings. prereq: CEGE 4501, upper division CSE student, Grad student or instructor consent
CEGE 4561 - Solids and Hazardous Wastes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will serve as an introduction to the topics of solid and hazardous waste management. Classes will incorporate information about prevention, treatment options, and the regulations surrounding solid and hazardous waste. They will also provide an opportunity to observe different methods of waste treatment in action.
CEGE 4563 - Pollutant Fate and Transport: Processes and Modeling
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will focus on understanding the processes that dictate chemical fate in surface waters, including air-water transfer, adsorption, and biological and abiotic degradation. Students will evaluate the kinetics of these processes by interpreting experimental data. They will also characterize transport in surface waters by building theoretical and computational models from scratch that incorporate advection, diffusion and dispersion transport processes. Students will develop finite difference solutions to advection-diffusion-reaction equations, using ideal and non-ideal reactor theory, to describe the ultimate fate of pollutants in surface water systems such as rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Fate and transport of organic pollutants (such as pesticides and pharmaceuticals), as well as biochemical oxygen demand and nutrient pollution, will be studied. Prerequisites: CEGE 3101, CEGE 3501, or instructor consent
CEGE 5094 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special studies in the planning, design, or analysis of civil, environmental, and geo- engineering systems. Individual lab research problems, literature studies, reports. Supervised by staff. prereq: instr consent
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: 02588 - 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: 01862 - 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: 02587
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 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: 02779
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: 02844
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: 01676
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 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 5570 - Design for Sustainable Development - India
Credits: 3.0 -9.0 [max 9.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02684 - CEGE 4581/CEGE 5570/PA 5790
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
In this interdisciplinary course in Bangalore (India's fast-growing mega-city and entrepreneurship hub) you will work in teams with local partners to research and design sustainable solutions to development challenges of water, energy, waste, agriculture, transportation, and health. Prereqs: Open to graduate students from all majors
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 8094 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special studies in the planning, design, or analysis of civil, environmental, and geo- engineering systems. Individual lab research problems, literature studies, reports. Supervised by staff. prereq: 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: 00569 - 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 8233 - Advanced Bituminous Materials Characterization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3402, grad student] or #
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Applications of viscoelasticity, rheology, elastoplasticity, and fracture mechanics to bituminous materials characterization. Lectures, discussions of advanced research reading assignments, laboratory assignments. prereq: [3402, grad student] or instr consent
CEGE 8300 - Seminar: Geomechanics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00955 - CE 8300/GeoE 8300
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Presentations on various topics.
CEGE 8301 - Fracture of Geomaterials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00931 - 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: 00932 - 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: 00939 - 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: 00954 - 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: 00960 - 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: 00961 - 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: 00935 - 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: 01346
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 8552 - Groundwater Microbiology: Laboratory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: grad CE major or #, exposure to basic environ engr and microbiol
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Subsurface microbial ecology, biogeochemical cycling, metabolic classification of subsurface bacteria, modeling bacterial transport, diagnosis of microbial induced fouling (MIF) events, bioremediation of contaminated aquifers. Lectures and four lab hours per week. prereq: grad CE major or instr consent, exposure to basic environ engr and microbiol
CEGE 8553 - Biofilms
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 4551 or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Science/engineering concepts to investigate formation/function of biofilms. Properties/composition of biofilms, transport/transformation processes in biofilms, communication in biofilms, mathematical modeling. Applications in environmental engineering. prereq: 4551 or instr consent
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 8563 - Industrial Waste Treatment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 3501, 4501, 4502, or equiv or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to industrial waste treatment. Individual industries, emphasizing constituents of the waste-stream and how best to recycle, recover, or reduce wastes. Cost concerns and regulations. Field trips to various industries to gain first-hand knowledge of processes involved in treatment. prereq: 3501, 4501, 4502, or equiv 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: 00880 - 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]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
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: 01295 - CE 8602/Geo 8602
Prerequisites: 8601 or Geo 8601
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
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: 8601 or Geo 8601
AEM 4511 - Mechanics of Composite Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis, design, and applications of laminated and chopped fiber reinforced composites. Micro-/macro-mechanical analysis of elastic constants, failure, and environmental degradation. Design project. prereq: 3031 (or 2031 if MatSci), [CSE upper div or grad student]
AEM 5501 - Continuum Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts common to all continuous media; elements of tensor analysis; motion, deformation, vorticity; material derivatives; mass, continuity equation; balance of linear, angular momentum; geometric characterization of stress; constitutive equations. prereq: CSE upper div or grad, 3031, Math 2243 or equiv or instr consent
AEM 5503 - Theory of Elasticity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to the theory of elasticity, with emphasis on linear elasticity. Linear and nonlinear strain measures, boundary-value problem for linear elasticity, plane problems in linear elasticity, three dimensional problems in linear elasticity. Topics from nonlinear elasticity, micromechanics, contact problems, fracture mechanics. prereq: 4501 or equiv, Math 2263 or equiv or instr consent
AEM 8211 - Theory of Turbulence I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reynolds equations, methods of averaging, elements of stability theory and vortex dynamics; description of large vortical structures in mixing layers and boundary layers; horseshoe vortices; flow visualization. prereq: 8202
AEM 8525 - Elastic Stability of Materials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Stability/bifurcation problems. Poincare stability, Lyapunov stability, asymptotic stability. Lyapunov's general methods. Minimum potential energy criterion for elastic conservative systems. Numerical methods for continuation/branch switching. Material phase transformation, crystalline material stability, soft-phonon theory of phase transitions. Material instability problems in finite-strain elasticity. Stability of discrete/continuous structures. prereq: CSE grad student, familiarity with theory of linear algebra
AEM 8531 - Fracture Mechanics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theories of mechanical breakdown. Kinetic rate theories and instability considerations; formation of equilibrium cracks and circular crack propagation under pulses; statistical aspects of strength and fracture of micromolecular systems; time and temperature dependency in fracture problems and instability of compressed material systems. prereq: 5503 or instr consent
AEM 8551 - Multiscale Methods for Bridging Length and Time Scales
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02272 - AEM 8551/SCIC 8551
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of [continuum mechanics, atomic forces], familiarity with partial differential equations, grad student in [engineering or mathematics or physics]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Classical/emerging techniques for bridging length/time scales. Nonlinear thermoelasticity, viscous fluids, and micromagnetics from macro/atomic viewpoints. Statistical mechanics, kinetic theory of gases, weak convergence methods, quasicontinuum, effective Hamiltonians, MD, new methods for bridging time scales. prereq: Basic knowledge of [continuum mechanics, atomic forces], familiarity with partial differential equations, grad student in [engineering or mathematics or physics]
APEC 5031 - Methods of Economic Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Statistical and econometrics techniques for applied economists. Theory and application of multivariate regression model using data sets from published economic studies. Emphasis on use of statistical techniques to understand market behavior. prereq: Math 1271, Stat 5021, knowledge of matrix algebra
ARCH 5391 - Design and Representation with BIM
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02442 - Arch 3391/Arch 5391
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course, students will be introduced to the concept of Building Information Modeling (BIM) through the use of Autodesk Revit, one, one of the BIM software tools most commonly used in architectural practice today. Students will engage in a series of design exercises that will require both learning and applying Revit in the context of real world architectural scenarios. In addition to learning Autodesk Revit as a design tool, we will examine the use of BIM technology within the architectural industry through a series of case study examples. Also, presenters will share firsthand accounts of CAD and BIM Software being implemented in architectural practice.
ARCH 5671 - Historic Preservation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophy, theory, origins of historic preservation. Historic archaeology/research, descriptive analysis, documentation of historic buildings. Government's role in historic preservation, preservation standards/guidelines, preservation/building codes, preservation advocacy.
BBE 5513 - Watershed Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of engineering principles to managing surface runoff from agricultural, range, and urban watersheds. Design of facilities and selection of land use practices for controlling surface runoff to mitigate problems of flooding and degradation of surface-water quality. prereq: 3023, upper div CSE or grad student
BBE 5523 - Ecological Engineering Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01673
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of ecological engineering to design of remediation systems. Artificial ecosystems, ecosystem/wetland restoration, constructed wetlands, biological engineering for slope stability, waste treatments. Restoring ecological service of watersheds. prereq: [[CHEM 1022 or CHEM 1062, CHEM 1066], BBE 3012, grad student] or instr consent
BBE 5535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01756
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Assessing impaired waters and developing TMDL for conventional pollutants. Preparing/communicating legal, social and policy aspects. TMDL analysis of real-world impaired waters problem. Field trip to impaired waters site. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
BBE 5753 - Air Quality and Pollution Control Engineering
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02499
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Air quality and pollution control engineering systems. Air pollutant sources, emissions transformations, dispersion, fate and impacts. Introduction to air quality and pollution laws, regulations and permits. Control technologies including energy conservation, cyclones, electrostatic precipitators, fabric filters, absorbers, adsorbers, incinerators and biofilters. Course Prerequisites Graduate student or instructor consent Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for CEGE 5561
BBE 8513 - Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [3012 or CEGE 3502], hydrology course
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Study/representation of hydrologic processes by mathematical models. Stochastic meteorological variables, infiltration, overland flow, return flow, evapotranspiration, channel flows. Approaches for model calibration/evaluation. prereq: [3012 or CEGE 3502], hydrology course
BMEN 8101 - Biomedical Digital Signal Processing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Signal processing theory for analyzing real world digital signals. Digital signal processing and mathematically derived algorithms for analysis of stochastic signals. Spectral analyses, noise cancellation, optimal filtering, blind source separation, beamforming techniques. prereq: [[MATH 2243 or MATH 2373], [MATH 2263 or MATH 2374]] or equiv
CHEM 5210 - Materials Characterization
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern tools/techniques for both bulk- and thin-film characterization. Topics may include ion-solid interactions, Rutherford back scattering, secondary ion mass spectrometry, solid-state NMR, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, small-angle x-ray/neutron scattering, transmission/scanning electron/probe microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, porosimetry, adsorption techniques, and ellipsometry. prereq: grad student or instr consent
CSCI 5421 - Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental paradigms of algorithm and data structure design. Divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy method, graph algorithms, amortization, priority queues and variants, search structures, disjoint-set structures. Theoretical underpinnings. Examples from various problem domains. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
CSCI 5451 - Introduction to Parallel Computing: Architectures, Algorithms, and Programming
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Parallel architectures design, embeddings, routing. Examples of parallel computers. Fundamental communication operations. Performance metrics. Parallel algorithms for sorting. Matrix problems, graph problems, dynamic load balancing, types of parallelisms. Parallel programming paradigms. Message passing programming in MPI. Shared-address space programming in openMP or threads. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
EE 5239 - Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Nonlinear optimization. Analytical/computational methods. Constrained optimization methods. Convex analysis, Lagrangian relaxation, non-differentiable optimization, applications in integer programming. Optimality conditions, Lagrange multiplier theory, duality theory. Control, communications, management science applications. prereq: [3025, Math 2373, Math 2374, CSE grad student] or dept consent
EE 5251 - Optimal Filtering and Estimation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01703 - AEM 5451/EE 5251
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic probability theory, stochastic processes. Gauss-Markov model. Batch/recursive least squares estimation. Filtering of linear/nonlinear systems. Continuous-time Kalman-Bucy filter. Unscented Kalman filter, particle filters. Applications. prereq: [[[MATH 2243, STAT 3021] or equiv], CSE grad student] or dept consent; 3025, 4231 recommended
EE 8231 - Optimization Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to optimization in engineering; approximation theory. Least squares estimation, optimal control theory, and computational approaches. prereq: instr consent
EE 8581 - Detection and Estimation Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Risk theory approach to detection and estimation, random process representation, signal parameter estimation. Waveform estimation; detection of phase, frequency, and delay in signals. Applications to communications and radar-sonar signal design and processing. prereq: 5531 or instr consent
EEB 5601 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to description/analysis of interaction of physical, chemical, and biological factors that control functioning of life in lakes and other freshwater aquatic environments. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
ESCI 8801 - Geomicrobiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02201
Prerequisites: One semester college level biology
Typically offered: Every Spring
Geosphere/biosphere interactions over temporal/spatial scales. Global biogeochemical cycling, microbe-metal interactions, microbial paleobiology, environmental geomicrobiology, life detection, habitability of planets. prereq: One semester college level biology
ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02353
Typically offered: Every Fall
Each ecosystem restoration is the product of a myriad of decisions made in response to existing site conditions (biotic and abiotic), anticipated effects from the surrounding landscape, predictions about future events, logistical realities, and, of course, desired conditions. During this course, you will learn about the ecological and social factors that affect ecosystem recovery and how people intervene to reverse ecosystem degradation. The course includes examples from ecosystems around the world, with emphasis on those found in the Midwestern US. Field trips. PREREQUISITES: This course presumes previous courses in basic ecology and plant science.
ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ENR 3111/5111
Prerequisites: Grad student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integrates water quality, surface/groundwater hydrology. Case studies, hands-on field data collection, calculations of hydrological/water quality parameters. Meteorological data, snow hydrology, stream gauging, well monitoring, automatic water samplers. Designing water quality sampling program. Geomorphology, interception, infiltration. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
FNRM 5131 - Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00369
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Geographic information systems (GIS), focusing on spatial data development and analysis in the science and management of natural resources. Basic data structures, sources, collection, and quality; geodesy and map projections; spatial and tabular data analyses; digital elevation data and terrain analyses; cartographic modeling and layout. Lab exercises provide practical experiences complementing theory covered in lecture. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
GCC 5005 - Innovation for the Public Good: Design for a Disrupted World (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02315
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Do you want to make a difference? We live at the intersection of COVID-19, racism, economic recession, and environmental collapse. Now is the time to make an impact. In this project-based course, you will work in interdisciplinary teams. You'll develop entrepreneurial responses to current social and environmental problems. You'll develop tools, mindsets, and skills to address any complex grand challenge. Your project may address food insecurity, unemployment, housing, environmental impacts, equity, or other issues. Proposed designs for how you might have a social impact can take many forms (student group, program intervention with an existing organization, public policy strategy, or for-profit or non-profit venture) but must have ideas for how to be financially sustainable. Community members, locally and globally, will serve as mentors and research consultants to teams. Weekly speakers will share their innovative efforts to serve the common good. A primary focus of the course is up-front work to identify the ?right? problem to solve. You will use a discovery process, design thinking, and input from field research to addressing the challenge you choose. You will build a model around the community?s culture, needs, and wants. After the class, there is an opportunity to compete for funding through the Acara program. By the end of the class, you will have a well-designed plan to turn your project into an actionable solution if that is of interest.
GEOG 5561 - Principles of Geographic Information Science
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02490
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the study of geographic information systems (GIS) for geography and non-geography students. Topics include GIS application domains, data models and sources, analysis methods and output techniques. Lectures, reading, and hands-on experience with GIS software. prereq: grad
HINF 5502 - Python Programming Essentials for the Health Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer programming essentials for health sciences/health care applications using Python 3. Intended for students with limited programming background, or students wishing to obtain proficiency in Python programming language. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
IE 5531 - Engineering Optimization I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Linear programming, simplex method, duality theory, sensitivity analysis, interior point methods, integer programming, branch/bound/dynamic programming. Emphasizes applications in production/logistics, including resource allocation, transportation, facility location, networks/flows, scheduling, production planning. prereq: Upper div or grad student or CNR
IE 5532 - Stochastic Models
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to stochastic modeling and stochastic processes. Probability review, random variables, discrete- and continuous-time Markov chains, queueing systems, simulation. Applications to industrial and systems engineering including production and inventory control. prereq: Undergraduate probability and statistics. Familiarity with computer programming in a high level language.
IE 5541 - Project Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01916
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to engineering project management. Analytical methods of selecting, organizing, budgeting, scheduling, and controlling projects, including risk management, team leadership, and program management. prereq: Upper div or grad student
IE 5545 - Decision Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Single-person and group decision problems. Structuring of decision problems arising in personal, business, and public policy contexts. Decision-making under uncertainty, value of information, games of complete information and Nash equilibrium, Bayesian games, group decision-making and distributed consensus, basics of mechanism design. prereq: 3521 or equiv
IE 8531 - Discrete Optimization
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics in integer programming and combinatorial optimization. Formulation of models, branch-and-bound. Cutting plane and branch-and-cut algorithms. Polyhedral combinatorics. Heuristic approaches. Introduction to computational complexity.
LAAS 5311 - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Structural chemistry, origin/identification of crystalline soil clay minerals. Structure of soil organic matter. Chemical processes in soil: solubility, adsorption/desorption, ion exchange, oxidation/reduction, acidity, alkalinity. Solution of problems related to environmental degradation, plant nutrition, and soil genesis. prereq: [[Chem 1022 or equiv], Phys 1102, grad] or instr consent
LAAS 5621 - Soil and Environmental Genomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Molecular and genomic approaches to answer ecological questions related to soil and environmental sciences. Genomics/transcriptomics/proteomics. Metagenomics and single cell genomics. Includes computer exercise to learn basic bioinformatics. No prior programing skills are required. prereq: basic microbiology courses (e.g., MicB 3301) recommended.
MATH 5587 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasizes partial differential equations w/physical applications, including heat, wave, Laplace's equations. Interpretations of boundary conditions. Characteristics, Fourier series, transforms, Green's functions, images, computational methods. Applications include wave propagation, diffusions, electrostatics, shocks. prereq: [2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574]
MATH 5588 - Elementary Partial Differential Equations II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Heat, wave, Laplace's equations in higher dimensions. Green's functions, Fourier series, transforms. Asymptotic methods, boundary layer theory, bifurcation theory for linear/nonlinear PDEs. Variational methods. Free boundary problems. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: [[2243 or 2373 or 2573], [2263 or 2374 or 2574], 5587] or instr consent
MATH 8401 - Mathematical Modeling and Methods of Applied Mathematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dimension analysis, similarity solutions, linearization, stability theory, well-posedness, and characterization of type. Fourier series and integrals, wavelets, Green's functions, weak solutions and distributions. prereq: 4xxx numerical analysis and applied linear algebra or instr consent
MATH 8402 - Mathematical Modeling and Methods of Applied Mathematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Calculus of variations, integral equations, eigenvalue problems, spectral theory. Perturbation, asymptotic methods. Artificial boundary conditions, conformal mapping, coordinate transformations. Applications to specific modeling problems. prereq: 8401 or instr consent
MATH 8441 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approximation of functions, numerical integration. Numerical methods for elliptic partial differential equations, including finite element methods, finite difference methods, and spectral methods. Grid generation. prereq: [4xxx analysis, 4xxx applied linear algebra] or instr consent
MATH 8442 - Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Numerical methods for integral equations, parabolic partial differential equations, hyperbolic partial differential equations. Monte Carlo methods. prereq: 8441 or instr consent; 5477-5478 recommended for engineering and science grad students
PA 5204 - Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Behavioral theories of internal spatial arrangement, functioning, characteristics of cities at macro level/how they produce system of cities. Factors influencing urban spatial structure over time. Urban form, land use/rent. Spatial expression of economic, social, political forces. prereq: urban/regional planning Major/minor in or public affairs PhD or instr consent
PA 5231 - Transit Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02587 - CEGE 5213/PA 5231
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/techniques related to implementing 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: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5880 - Exploring Global Cities
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study abroad offered in cities across globe. Opportunities to study policy/planning issues in varied contexts from comparative/inter-cultural perspective. Study/work with practitioners/peers in field. Tanzania odd years/Austria even years. Additional countries may be added in future.
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. Practice is essential to improve speaking skills and reduce anxiety. Students practice by recording brief weekly presentations and making class presentations in a supportive environment. Techniques for using Powerpoint to create effective slides are practiced. Course components include presentation assignments; peer reviews; readings/videos and reflections; and class participation. May be repeated once.
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
STAT 5021 - Statistical Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Intensive introduction to statistical methods for graduate students needing statistics as a research technique. prereq: college algebra or instr consent; credit will not be granted if credit has been received for STAT 3011
STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Simple, multiple, and polynomial regression. Estimation, testing, prediction. Use of graphics in regression. Stepwise and other numerical methods. Weighted least squares, nonlinear models, response surfaces. Experimental research/applications. prereq: 3032 or 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent Please note this course generally does not count in the Statistical Practice BA or Statistical Science BS degrees. Please consult with a department advisor with questions.
WRS 5101 - Water Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01827 - PA 5723/WRS 5101
Typically offered: Every Spring
Socio-cultural, legal, and economic forces that affect use of water resources by individuals/institutions. Historical trends in water policy, resulting water laws in the United States. Institutional structures whereby water resources are managed at federal, state, and local levels.
WRS 8581 - Research and Professional Ethics in Water Resources and Environmental Science
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Course Equivalencies: 00880 - CE 8581/WRS 8581
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 resources science] grad student or instr consent
CEGE 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Prerequisites: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
CEGE 8094 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special studies in the planning, design, or analysis of civil, environmental, and geo- engineering systems. Individual lab research problems, literature studies, reports. Supervised by staff. prereq: instr consent