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Civil Engineering

0500. Construction Administration   (3 s.h.)

The engineering and construction industry; basis of construction contracting; organizational structure and its functions; management structure and its functions; office administration, employment practices, and labor relations; organizational financing and accounting; safety practices, risk management, and industrial insurance.

0510. Transportation Systems Management   (3 s.h.)

Cost effective techniques for the rebuilding of deteriorated transportation systems; pavement management and traffic systems management; extensive use of advanced computer software packages.

0513. Analytical Instrumentation   (3 s.h.)

Sampling and analysis of environmental contaminants. Real-time monitoring. Sample collection and proper handling. Analytical applications of absorption spectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared; atomic absorption; emission spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; separation methods including liquid chromatography.

0515. Hazardous Waste Management   (2 s.h.)

An introductory course on the problems and solutions of hazardous waste management, including the federal Superfund waste clean-up program. The course is designed to familiarize the students with applicable federal and state laws. The technology, abatement, control practices, and siting of waste facilities considering community relations will be used.

0516. Air Pollution Control   (3 s.h.)

Theory and principles of the design and operation of the major categories of air pollution control equipment. Introduction to dispersion modeling. An extensive design problem is a major course component.

0520. Intelligent Transportation Systems   (3 s.h.)

The coverage embraces the multidimensional upgrades needed for highway and vehicles for developing intelligent transportation systems.Contributions from important related fields such as telecommunications, safety, management,urban and regional planning and economics where they interface with transport are included. Several case studies are integral part of the course.

0530. Physical Principals of Environmental Systems   (3 s.h.)

Basic principles of process engineering as they relate to pollution control. Includes heat and mass transfer, mixing, chemical, and biological reactions and reaction and kinetics.

0533. Chemistry for Environmentally Sustainable Engineering   (3 s.h.)

A survey of environmental chemistry as it relates to the development of environmentally sustainable engineered systems.

0535. Mathematical Modeling   (3 s.h.)

An introductory graduate course focused on numerical modeling of engineering systems. It covers standard mathematical techniques, such as interpolation, numerical integration, numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations, parameter estimation, and optimization. Students will have to a use an algorithmic programming language, such as Matlab, Fortran, or C++.

0540. Fate of Pollutants in Subsurface Environments   (3 s.h.)

Integrated chemical, physical, and microbiological principles of contaminant fate and transport processes necessary in the use of engineered approaches towards selecting and implementing subsurface cleanup options. Abiotic processes, biotic processes, empirical models and vulnerability mapping.

0550. Near-Surface Environmental Systems   (3 s.h.)

Contaminants in various media (soils, water), characterization of contaminants transport, fate of contaminants; precipitation areal coverage, science and modeling aspects of water flow and solute transport in unsaturated media and computer applications.

0555. Chemical Principles of Environmental Systems   (3 s.h.)

Essential chemical principles necessary to understand the nature of commonly occurring pollution problems and engineering approaches to their solutions. Thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry, carbonate system, Redox chemistry and adsorption/desorption phenomena.

0570. Engineering Project Management   (3 s.h.)

Overview of the basic principles underlying all methods of project management, including project estimating, planning and scheduling, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control, project documentation, tracking and resource levelling; utilization of project management software packages for selected civil engineering projects; different types of projects, organizing the project management functions, setting up the project team, starting up and managing engineering projects and ensuring the effective completion of the project on time, within budget and meeting specifications.

0571. Environmental Engineering   (3 s.h.)

Generation, transport, effects, and control of environmental pollution within and across media. Problem analysis and control design. The theoretical development will be augmented with applications of state-of-the-art software packages. Students will complete a term project.

0572. Structural Mechanics   (3 s.h.)

Principles of mechanics and stress and strain at a point; analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures with static and moving loads using energy methods and force and deformation methods; beam theory, shear center, unsymmetrical bending, introduction to numerical methods and computer techniques; introduction to the use of the GT-STRUDAL and ANSYS computer programs.

0573. Construction Financial Management   (3 s.h.)

Project development in construction, project budgeting and job costing approaches, cost management and financing alternatives, evaluation of financial and accounting objectives required with each project, forecasting ash needs and profit, financial reporting procedures.

0574. Transportation Engineering   (3 s.h.)

The principal modes of transportation including highway, rail, and air; analysis of elements of transport technology; transportation system development, planning, design, construction, and maintenance.

0575. Construction Industry Business   (3 s.h.)

Aspects of the construction industry. Trends and forecasting techniques. Factors affecting construction industry trends. Major players in the construction industry. Information banks for the construction industry. Information banks for the construction industry, including Internet sources. Ranking of companies in various aspects of the construction industry.

0576. Rebuilding America   (3 s.h.)

An introductory course which covers system behaviour, deterioration, assessment and renewal of infrastructure. Research results will be transferred to the practice of infrastructure science and engineering. This knowledge/technology transfer will be reinforced by multidisciplinary teams of students (from the social sciences, business and management, scientific and engineering disciplines, etc.) making in-depth analyses of selected infrastructure systems, which will include examining social, economic, political, financial, and international components, as well as the scientific and technical aspects of the problem.

0577. Sustainable Development and Industrial Ecology   (3 s.h.)

An introduction to the concepts of industrial ecology and sustainability, the course focuses on an interdisciplinary framework for the design and operation of industrial systems as living systems interdependent with natural systems.

0578. Chemical Principles of Environmental Systems   (3 s.h.)

Essential chemical principles necessary to understand the nature of commonly occurring pollution problems and engineering approaches to their solutions. Thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry, carbonate system, Redox chemistry and adsorption/desorption phenomena.

0598. Independent Study   (1-3 s.h.)

Special study in a particular aspect of civil engineering, construction management, or environmental engineering under the direct supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member.

0599. Independent Study   (1-6 s.h.)

Special study in a particular aspect of civil engineering, construction management, or environmental engineering under the direct supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member.

0606. Behavior & Design of Steel Structures   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CE572.

The course’s design objective is to develop within the student an awareness of the fundamentals which are required to produce safe, functional, and economical steel structures, which are in conformance with national building codes and industry specifications and standards. The course is intended to provide the student with an advanced course in structural engineering, more specifically, to develop professional level competence in the design of steel-framed buildings, utilizing the most up-to-date design code.

0610. Structural Dynamics   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CE572.

This design course addresses developments in theory and practice of earthquake engineering. It will familiarize students with new techniques of analysis and seismic design. Students will learn advanced concepts in applied mathematics, especially structural dynamics and application of seismic building and bridge codes. Familiarity with differential equations, matrix methods of analysis, non-linear equations, eigenvalue solutions and finite elements modeling would be required. Students will be instructed to learn and apply new software for dynamic analysis. Laboratory work will include the study of experimental models such as for bridge piers (frames, walls, and hammerhead columns) using MTS machine for applying dynamic loads.

0611. Behavior and Design of Masonry Structures   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CE572.

Covers the fundamental principles of masonry behavior and design. In this course up-to-date information about material testing, research methodology in the area of masonry structures, and codes are presented. The first part of the course presents the fundamental behavior and characteristics of the masonry materials and masonry assemblages, the deformational characteristics of brick and block masonry, performance of load-bearing wall systems and shear wall system, the design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry elements, and the construction details of masonry structures. Whereas, the second part of the course concentrates on the seismic resistance of masonry structures, prestressed masonry, and applied design of low and high-rise buildings.

0620. Transportation Engineering Materials   (3 s.h.)

The physical properties of asphalt, aggregates, portland cement, portland cement concrete, and their combinations. Advanced techniques in material characterization in the lab and the field. Material variability, sampling, and statistical techniques; impact of these properties on their characterization of the design, construction, rehabilitation and management oftransportation facilities including portland cement concrete pavements with steel reinforcement; construction methodologies, recycling, and energy consideration; application of the state-of-the-art computer software packages.

0633. Advanced Chemical Principles of Environmental Systems   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CE533.

Review of basic chemical fundamentals, kinetics and mechanisms of subsurface chemical reactions, including application of chemical kinetics to natural systems, macroscopic modeling of chemical reactions using empirical and other equilibrium-based models, geochemical modeling using commonly available software, solid-solution reactions, application of surface spectroscopic and microscopic techniques to elucidate reactions at the soil mineral/water interface, and molecular confirmation of reaction mechanisms.

0635. Computer Modeling of Environmental Transport   (3 s.h.)

Theory and computer modeling of transport and diffusion within and across media; application of models to problems of air, water and soil pollution with case studies.

0641. Water and Wastewater Systems Design   (3 s.h.)

The design of water distribution and sewage handling facilities including sewers, pumping stations, seepage beds, septic tanks, spray irrigation and natural treatment systems such as overload and swamp treatment.

0646. Solid Wastes Engineering   (3 s.h.)

Engineering principles of solid waste generation, characterization, collection and transport, separation, source reduction and recycling, physical chemical and biological treatment strategies.

0656. Bridge Design   (3 s.h.)

Bridge design in structural steel and reinforced concrete. Application of AASHTO bridge design specifications. Analysis techniques for complex structures. Preliminary designs include investigating alternative structural systems and materials. Final designs include preparation of design calculations and sketches.

0670. Value Engineering   (3 s.h.)

Systematic evaluation of a project to obtain the most value. Fundamentals of value generating value engineering proposals. Major characteristics of value engineering. Hands-on practice with a real project.

0676. Construction Equipment Management   (3 s.h.)

Concepts and theories of construction equipment operation and ownership costs and their relationship to production systems. Analysis of depreciation and fixed costs for equipment pricing on construction projects. Selection and use of construction equipment. Equipment economics and financing.

0677. Construction Productivity   (3 s.h.)

Productivity rating and analysis in the construction industry. Review of work improvement techniques in the construction industry, construction safety, and construction work sequence. Application of engineering fundamentals to construction methods.

0679. Strategic Corporate Management   (3 s.h.)

Identification of management knowledge gap. Company missions, goals and visions. Strategic management principles. Specific market niches, business focal points, and market opportunities. Internal strategic issues and challenges of external forces on the strategic management process.

0706. Structural CADD Systems   (3 s.h.)

Behavior and analysis of simple and complex structures subjected to dynamic loads, using exact and approximate analytical techniques. Determination of free response and force response using modal superposition and numerical integration. Review of the characteristics of earthquakes with consideration of site and structural parameters on the response of buildings. Application of analysis and design procedures required to achieve earthquake resistant structures in accordance with building code specifications.

0723. Pavement Management and Traffic Systems Management   (3 s.h.)

Development of management methods for analysis, planning, design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of pavements and traffic systems. The objective functions include creation of more efficient use of existing facilities through improved management and operation of vehicles and roadway.

0776. Advanced Project Management   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CE 500, CE570.

Analysis of project control, job budgeting and costing, safety and risk management, bidding strategies and management, construction information management. Case studies of construction projects and company profiles.

0790. Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering   (3 s.h.)

Selected advanced topics in various major research areas in civil and environmental engineering.

0795. Research Project   (3 s.h.)

Under the guidance of a faculty member, students will select a topic in civil and environmental engineering to be researched using at least five references. An extensive research paper will be written which will be reviewed by two faculty members. Projects related to industrial applications are encouraged. For non-thesis students only.

0796. Research I   (1-6 s.h.)

Under the guidanceof a faculty member, the student will conduct an independent research on a selected topic in civil and environmental engineering. The research results will be presented in the form of a paper.

0797. Research II   (1-6 s.h.)

Under the guidanceof a faculty member, the student will conduct an independent research on a selected topic in civil and environmental engineering. The research results will be presented in the form of a paper.

0798. Thesis I.   (3 s.h.)

Formulation of the thesis topic. Literature review and research of the proposed topic. Written submission of the thesis proposal.

0799. Thesis II.   (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: CE 798.

Completion and oral presentation of the thesis work. Submission of the written thesis.