Civil Engineering  

CIE 821 - Pavement Design
Credits: 3.00
Flexible and rigid pavements and bases for highways, airports, city streets, and industrial floors; pavement selection, construction methods, materials, specifications. Prereq: CIE 665 or permission.

CIE 822 - Properties and Production of Concrete
Credits: 3.00
Basic properties of hydraulic cements and mineral aggregates and their interactions in the properties of plastic and hardened concrete; modifications through admixtures; production handling and placement problems; specifications; quality control and acceptance testing; lightweight, heavyweight, and other special concretes. Prereq: CIE 622 or permission.

CIE 823 - Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
Credits: 3.00
Considerations of major types of bituminous materials, asphalt cements, cutback asphalts, asphalt emulsions, and tars; influence of chemical composition on physical properties; desirable aggregate characteristics for bituminous mixtures; construction techniques; current practices for determining optimum asphalt contents. Prereq: CIE 622 or permission.

CIE #840 - Public Health Engineering
Credits: 3.00
Proper application of environmental engineering and sanitation principles in disease prevention and control is discussed. Special emphasis will be given to rural communities and areas of the world where communicable and related diseases have not yet been brought under control, and to what can happen in the more advanced countries when basic sanitary safeguards are relaxed. Topics covered: vector-borne diseases and control, safe water supply development and treatment, and on-site wastewater disposal systems. Prereq: MATH 425, ENE 520.

CIE 841 - Open Channel Flow
Credits: 3.00
Energy and momentum principles in open channel flow; flow resistance; channel controls and transitions; unsteady flow concepts and dam failure studies. Modeling with HEC programs. Prereq: CIE 642 or permission.

CIE 842 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
Credits: 3.00
A thorough examination of the problems which exist in hazardous and solid waste management will be presented in terms of the current regulations and engineering approaches used to develop solutions. Topics will include risk-based decision making, transport and fate of contaminants, and the fundamental physical, chemical and biological concepts which make up the basis for technological solutions to these waste management problems. Case studies will be used throughout the course to highlight key concepts and provide real-world examples. Pre- or Coreq: ENE 645 or permission.

CIE 845 - Engineering Hydrology
Credits: 3.00
Hydrologic cycle, probability theory related to hydrology and the design of water resources structures, water flow, flood discharge prediction, hydrograph development, hydraulic and hydrologic river routing, reservoir routing, theory of storage, reservoir operations, hydropower development, modeling of watershed hydrology with program HEC-1, HEC-HMS, multipurpose projects.

CIE 847 - Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to the sources, effects, and control of pollutants in the marine environment. Dynamic and kinetic modeling; ocean disposal of on-shore wastes, shipboard wastes, solid wastes, dredge spoils, and radioactive wastes; and oil spills. Prereq: ENE 645 or permission.

CIE 848 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Design
Credits: 4.00
Selection, design, and evaluation of unit processes employed in the treatment of solid wastes and hazardous wastes will be studied. Topics include design of materials recovery facilities, landfills, waste-to-energy facilities and hazardous waste site remedial technologies. A group term project taken from a real-world project will be required. An oral presentation by the group and preparation of a final written engineering report including alternative evaluation, permits, scheduling and economic analysis will be required from each group. Prereq: ENE 742 or permission.

CIE 849 - Water Chemistry
Credits: 4.00
Emphasizes the use of chemical equilibrium principles and theory, calculations, and applications of ionic equilibrium stresses. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base, complexation, precipitation/dissolution, and redox equilibria. Computer equilibrium modeling is presented. Prereq: general chemistry or equivalent.

CIE 850 - Echohydrology
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to ecohydrological concepts in terrestrial and riverine systems. Topics include the historical practices, resources management impacts, hydrologic variability and the relationships among water and ecology, vegetation, biology, geomorphology, and water quality. Prereq: CIE 845 or ESCI 805; or permission.

CIE 851 - Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
Credits: 3.00
Course begins with exploration of the precept that we live in, and must design engineering works for, a world with a finite supply of natural resources and with limited life support capacity. Tools for sustainability engineering are the major focus of the course, which include life cycle, analysis and life cycle impact analysis, the metrics and mass and energy flow analyses used in the field of industrial ecology, and environmental management systems.

CIE 854 - Transportation Engineering and Planning
Credits: 3.00
Fundamental relationships of traffic speed, density, and flow applied to public and private modes of transport. Principles of demand forecasting and urban systems planning. Prereq: permission.

CIE 855 - Design of Pressurized Water Transmission Systems
Credits: 4.00
Theory developed for individual components to large complex systems. Analysis and designs of components and systems. Topics include steady and unsteady closed conduit flow, valves and meters, pump requirements, pump selection, system planning and layout, water hammer, and system operation and maintenance. Pressure system modeling with program EPANET. Prereq: Fluid mechanics, or permission.

CIE 856 - Environmental Engineering Microbiology
Credits: 4.00
Concepts of environmental engineering microbiology including microbial metabolism, growth kinetics, bioremediation applications, mass transfer kinetics and effects of environmental parameters. Coursework includes reading and discussion of the microbial literature. Laboratories cover microbiological monitoring and biological treatment experiments. Prereq: ENE 645 or permission. Lab.

CIE 857 - Coastal Engineering and Processes
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to small amplitude and finite amplitude wave theories. Wave forecasting by significant wave and wave spectrum method. Coastal processes and shoreline protection. Wave forces and wave-structure interaction. Design of coastal structures. Introduction to mathematical and physical modeling. Prereq: CIE 642 or permission. (Also offered as ME 857 and OE 857.)

CIE 858 - Stormwater Management Designs
Credits: 3.00
Historic review of stormwater management leading up to the current regulatory framework. Overview of stormwater management strategies, strategy selection and the targeting of specific contaminants, contaminant removal efficiencies, construction and site selection, and system maintenance. Hydrologic concepts including watershed and storm characteristics, design hydrology (peak flows, storm and treatment volumes), hydrograph routing, and critical review of hydrology and drainage reports. Design and sizing of treatment systems including conventional BMPs, low impact development, and manufactured devices. Rainfall runoff calculations with US SCS TR55 model. Prereq: Fluid mechanics or permission.

CIE 859 - Stream Restoration
Credits: 3.00
Explores the assessment, planning, design, engineering, and monitoring of stream and watershed practices intended to protect and restore the quality and quantity of flowing and surface waters and stream corridors. Lecture topics include hydrology, geomorphology, and ecosystems, with the intent of understanding the variables associated with stream systems and their interplay. Students will measure field variables and then be challenged with actual designs. Examples of stream restoration issues include in-stream flow, dam removal, induced recharge, improvements to fish habitat, and channel stabilization.

CIE 860 - Foundation Design I
Credits: 4.00
Foundation design based on subsurface investigation and characterization using current methods of laboratory and in situ testing. Use of consolidation theory and bearing capacity theory for the design of shallow foundations, including footings and rafts. Basic design of pile foundations. Earth pressure theory applied to design of retaining walls. Slope stability theory and applications. Prereq: CIE 665 or permission.

CIE 861 - Foundation Design II
Credits: 3.00
Advanced pile and pier design under vertical and lateral loads. Slope stability by circular and noncircular arc methods. Design of flexible bulkhead walls and mechanically stabilized walls. Excavation and dewatering. Soil and site improvement. Prereq: CIE 860 or permission.

CIE 862 - Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Credits: 3.00
Overview of earthquake source mechanisms; magnitude and intensity; seismicity of the U.S.A. Dynamics of simple structures; response spectra. Selection of design parameters; source, magnitude, input records. Measurement of dynamic characteristics of soils; site response, liquefaction, and ground deformation. Prereq: CIE 860 or permission.

CIE 863 - Geological Engineering
Credits: 3.00
Functional classification of rocks and rock masses. Stereographic projection. Engineering properties of rocks. Rock mechanics. The influence of geology in the design of underground excavations, tunneling, foundations, and rock slope engineering. Prereq: ESCI 401 or permission.

CIE 866 - Geo-Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3.00
Soil composition and structure; hydrogeology; attenuation and contaminant transport; containment design including landfills, geosynthetics for liners and covers, leachate collection systems, vertical cutoff walls, and stability analyses; geo-environmental site characterization and investigation using geotechnical and geophysical methods; ground water, soil and gas monitoring, and sampling; remediation including in-situ and ex-situ techniques and treatment methods. Prereq: CIE 665 or permission.

CIE 874 - Reinforced Concrete Design
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to the design of reinforced concrete structural members by the strength method and considering deflection performance. Includes loads, approximate analysis, slabs, beams, and columns. Prereq: CIE 622, 681; or permission.

CIE 876 - Structural Design in Masonry
Credits: 3.00
Introduces the design of reinforced masonry structural members by the stress and strength method and considering deflection and other servicability performance criteria. Includes development of wind and seismic load, curtain wall, shear wall, lintels and columns. Prereq: CIE 622, 681; or permission.

CIE 882 - Timber Design
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to the design of timber structures. Structural properties of wood. Determination of horizontal and vertical loads. Horizontal and vertical load-resisting systems. Design of horizontal diaphragms, shear walls, beams, and columns. Bolted, screwed, and nailed connections. Prereq: CIE 681 or permission.

CIE 883 - Matrix Structural Analysis and Modeling
Credits: 3.00
Modeling and analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures by matrix computer methods. Creation of matrix elements using compatibility, equilibrium, and consecutive relationships. Plane trusses, beams, frames, and space trusses. Prereq: CIE 681 or permission.

CIE #885 - Introduction to Structural Vibrations
Credits: 3.00
Dynamic analysis of single- and multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Simple beam and frame structures. Earthquake analysis and design. Pre - or Coreq: CIE 783.

CIE 887 - Dynamics of Structures
Credits: 3.00
Dynamics of single- and multi-story buildings. Response due to earthquakes, blasting, traffic, and mechanical equipment. Analysis in the time domain and through the Fourier Transform. Fundamentals of structural vibration measurement. Prereq: CIE 885 or permission.

CIE 888 - Master's Project Paper
Credits: 3.00
Concluding project paper required of Master's level students who utilize the non-thesis option. Prereq: permission.

CIE 891 - Pre-stressed Concrete
Credits: 3.00
Analysis and design of pre-stressed and post-tensioned concrete sections in flexure and shear. Strength, deflection, and losses in flexural members. Optimization of section and pre-stressing force selection. Prereq: CIE 874 or permission.

CIE 892 - LRFD Bridge Design
Credits: 3.00
AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications using SI units. Design objectives, loads, load case analysis and selection, load distributions, static analysis, and design for axial loads, flexure, and shear. Design of slender columns, composite beams, and plate girders. Prereq: senior-level structural design course or permission.
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CIE 893 - Structural Design in Steel
Credits: 3.00
The design of members and connections: tension, members, columns, beams, plate girders, bolted joints, and welded joints. Introduction to plastic design of beams and frames. Prereq: engineering materials, classical structural analysis or permission.

CIE 895 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
A limited number of qualified graduate students will be permitted to pursue independent studies under faculty guidance. May be repeated.

CIE 896 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Advanced or specialized topics not normally covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated, but not in duplicate areas. Prereq: permission.

CIE 897 - Special Topics in Environmental Engineering
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Advanced or specialized topics not normally covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated, but not in duplicate areas. Prereq: permission.

CIE 899 - Master's Thesis
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
May be repeated up to maximum of 6 credits. Cr/F.

CIE 900 - Masters Student Seminar
Credits: 1.00
Topics of interest to graduate students and staff; reports of research ideas, progress, and results; lectures by outside speakers. Continuing course: instructor may assign IA grade (continuous grading) at the end of one semester. Course held simultaneously with CIE 901.

CIE 901 - Doctoral Student Seminar
Credits: 1.00
Topics of interest to graduate students, faculty, and staff; requires two presentations from doctoral students on their research ideas, progress, and results; lectures by outside speakers. Continuing course: instructor may assign IA grade (continuous grading) at the end of one semester. Course held simultaneously with CIE 900.

CIE 940 - Hydrologic Monitoring
Credits: 3.00
Field course designed to familiarize the student with measurement of surface water, vadose zone, and groundwater hydrologic variables. Topics covered include wiers, stream gaging, dilution gaging, sampling of bed and suspended sediments, groundwater/surface water interactions, well monitoring, borehole dilution measurements, groundwater velocity and dispersion, under saturated zone, well construction, and water quality measurements. The class format is one 40-hour week of lectures (1/2 days in class, 1/2 days in field for 5 days) and then six labs to be performed over the subsequent two weeks. Prereq: permission only. (Summer session only, in odd numbered years. Interested students should contact the department prior to May 1.)

CIE 942 - River Mechanics
Credits: 3.00
Geomorphic principles, erosion and sediment transport problems, sediment transport mechanics in open channels, sediment measurement techniques, sediment sources and yields, control methods, effects of structures on riverine systems, design of hydraulic structures. Prereq: CIE 642 or permission.

CIE 943 - Advanced Hazardous Waste and Environmental Sampling and Analysis
Credits: 4.00
Laboratory and field techniques for the sampling and analysis of hazardous waste. Lecture covers theory behind techniques. Prereq: general chemistry, ENE 645. Lab.

CIE 944 - Advanced Physicochemical Treatment Design
Credits: 4.00
Selection, design, and evaluation of advanced unit processes employed in physicochemical treatment of waters, wastewaters, and hazardous wastes. Discussion on preparation of alternative designs and economic analysis. Emphasis on treatment schemes based on experimental laboratory or pilot studies. Prereq: undergraduate-level course in water and waste water engineering or water chemistry, or permission. Lab.

CIE 945 - Advanced Groundwater Topics
Credits: 3.00
Review of Darcy's Law for confined and unconfined aquifers, linearization techniques, draw down computations under varying boundary conditions, solutions to the inverse problem, drainage theory, recharge theory, two-phase flow, succession of steady states modeling, and borehole geophysics. Prereq: ESCI 810.

CIE 946 - Advanced Bioenvironmental Engineering Design
Credits: 4.00
Theoretical and experimental examination of the fundamental parameters used in selection, design, and operation of biological treatment processes for waters, wastewaters, and hazardous wastes. Topics include design and evaluation of aerobic and anaerobic processes, suspended and fixed-film processes, and advanced biological water and wastewater treatment processes. Prereq: environmental engineering microbiology course, or permission

CIE 960 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
Credits: 4.00
Numerical and physical modeling of the mechanical behavior of soils. Cam-clay and other predictive models. Laboratory studies of mechanical behavior and measurement of input parameters to soil models. Prediction of soil behavior based on laboratory results. Applications to numerical modeling of soil masses. Prereq: soil mechanics, and foundation design, or permission.

CIE 961 - In Situ Geotechnical Testing
Credits: 3.00
In situ geotechnical testing methods for site characterization; theory and practice. Geotechnical testing methods include the piezocone, the pressuremeter, the flat plate dilatometer, the field vane, and the standard penetration test. Includes sampling techniques, geophysical exploration, and recent innovations in site and soil characterization. Prereq: CIE 960 or equivalent.

CIE 995 - Problems
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
The study and investigation of problems selected to meet the needs of the students.

CIE 999 - Doctoral Research
Credits:
Cr/F.