CIE 402 - Introduction to Civil Engineering
Introduction to the civil engineering profession: structural, geotechnical, water resources, materials, and environmental. Overviews the civil project process including the creative design process, teamwork, bidding and construction. The relationship between civil engineering works and society including ethics, earthquakes, failures, successful signature structures, current events, and professional licensure. The production of professional engineering documents including writing tasks and calculations sets. Campus resources, the University system, and relationship between required curriculum, student objectives, and the civil engineering profession. Introduction to spreadsheet software, data analysis, and probability and statistics.
CIE 444 - Housing - Everyone Needs a Place to Live
This course provides a student with the opportunity to explore the various technological, environmental, economic and societal aspects of providing housing for people in various locations around the world. Included in the course are discussions of what housing means to different people, sustainability, energy issues, etc. Students also have the opportunity to design their own house.
CIE 505 - Surveying and Mapping
Principles of land measurements by ground, photogrammetric and satellite methods to model the environment. Application of theory of measurements to perform and adjust engineering survey. Conformal mapping and its application to state plane coordinates. Digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems. Construction and cadastral surveying. Pre- or Coreq: MATH 425 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.
CIE 525 - Statics for Civil Engineers
Introduction to statics with emphasis on civil engineering topics; two and three dimensional force systems; static equilibrium; friction; analysis of trusses and beams; centroids; and moment and shear diagrams for flexural members. Pre- or Coreq: MATH 426.
CIE 526 - Strength of Materials
Strength of materials with emphasis on civil engineering applications. Virtual work; work and energy relationships; analysis of members subjected to flexure, torsion, and axial loads; stresses and strains; and stability of columns. Prereq: CIE 525 or ME 525.
CIE 533 - Project Engineering
Techniques for financial analysis, and operation and management of engineering systems, engineering economics, material take-offs, estimating, scheduling, modeling physical systems, and decision-making. CIE/ENE major or permission.
CIE 622 - Engineering Materials
Structural properties and applications of the various materials used in civil engineering projects, including steel, cement, mineral aggregates, concrete, timber, and bituminous materials. Microstructure and properties of common metals, plastics, and ceramics. Prereq: CIE major or permission, CIE 526 or ME 526. Lab. Writing intensive.
CIE 642 - Fluid Mechanics
Properties of fluids, fluid statics, continuity, momentum and energy equations, resistance to flow, boundary layer theory, flow in open channels and piping systems, dimensional analysis, similitude, drag, and lift. Laboratory exercises on measurement of fluid properties, energy principles, flow resistance, discharge measurements, momentum, hydropower, groundwater flow, and settling of spheres. Prereq: PHYS 407, CIE/ENE Hydrology major; or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.
CIE 665 - Soil Mechanics
Soil classification and physical properties. Permeability, compressibility, consolidation, and shearing resistance are related to the behavior of soils subjected to various loading conditions. Prereq: CIE 622, 642, CIE/ENE major; or permission. Lab.
CIE 681 - Classical Structural Analysis
Analytical stress and deflection analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures under static and moving loads by classical methods. Prereq: CIE 526, CIE major; or permission.
CIE 721 - Pavement Design
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 722 - Properties and Production of Concrete
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 723 - Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
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 741 - Open Channel Flow
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 745 - Engineering Hydrology
Hydrologic cycle, probability theory related to hydrology and the design of water resources structures, water law, 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 750 - Ecohydrology
Introduction to ecohydrological concepts in terrestrial and riverine systems. Topics include the historical practices, resource management impacts, hydrologic variability, and the relationships among water and ecology, vegetation, biology, geomorphology, and water quality. Prereq: CIE 745 or ESCI 705 or permission.
CIE 754 - Transportation Engineering and Planning
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 755 - Design of Pressurized Water Transmission Systems
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: CIE 642 or permission.
CIE 757 - Coastal Engineering and Processes
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.
CIE 758 - Stormwater Management Designs
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: CIE 642 or permission.
CIE 759 - Stream Restoration
The assessment, planning, design, engineering, and monitoring of stream and watershed practices intended to protect and restore the quality and quantity of flowing surface waters and stream corridors. Lecture material covers hydrology, geomorphology, and ecosystems, with the intent of understanding the variables associated with stream systems and their interplay. Students measure field variables and then are 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 760 - Foundation Design I
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 761 - Foundation Design II
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 760 or permission.
CIE 762 - Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Overviews earthquake source mechanisms; magnitude and intensity; seismicity of the United States. 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 760 or permission.
CIE 763 - Geological Engineering
Functional classification of rocks and rock masses, stereographic projection, engineering properties of rocks, and rock mechanics. The influence of geology in the design of underground excavations, tunneling, foundations, and rock slope engineering. Prereq: ESCI 401 or permission.
CIE 766 - Geo-Environmental Engineering
Soil composition and structure; hydrogeology; attenuation and contaminant transport; containment design including landfills, geo-synthetics 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 774 - Reinforced Concrete Design
Introduces the design of reinforced concrete structural members by the strength method and considering deflection performance. Includes loads, approximate analyses, slabs, beams, and columns. Prereq: CIE 622, 681; or permission.
CIE 776 - Structural Design in Masonry
Introduces the design of reinforced masonry structural members by the stress and strength method and considering deflection and other serviceability performance crtieria. Includes development of wind and seismic load, curtain wall, shear wall, lintels and columns. Prereq: CIE 622, 681; or permission.
CIE 778 - Issues in Engineering Practice and Management
Non-technical professional engineering topics including: participation in multidisciplinary teams, interpersonal and human resources skills, verbal and written communication skills, project management, marketing, ethics, professional licensure, professional liability, and contract administration. Prereq: seniors only; juniors with permission.
CIE 780 - Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling (BMI) is the process of generating and managing project data during its life cycle by integrating 3D multidisciplinary drawings with dynamic scheduling and visualization. BIM provides a digital representation of project data to facilitate the exchange of information beyond the standard two dimensional plan set. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of model creation, scheduling, material take-offs, visualizations, and animations that improve the communication of information to potential clients. Pre- or Coreq: TECH 564.
CIE 782 - Timber Design
Introduces the design of timber structures. Structural properties of wood, determination of horizontal and vertical loads, horizontal and vertical load-resisting systems, and design of horizontal diaphragms, shear walls, beams, and columns. Bolted, screwed, and nailed connections. Prereq: CIE 681 or permission.
CIE 783 - Matrix Structural Analysis and Modeling
Modeling and analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures by matrix computer methods. Creation of matrix elements using compatibility, equilibrium, and constitutive relationships. Plane trusses, beams, frames, and space trusses. Prereq: CIE 681 or permission.
CIE 784 - Introduction to Project Planning and Design
Part one of a two-part sequence. Student groups develop a project statement to address a large-scale civil engineering system design. Each team prepares a project plan to be executed in CIE 788, part two of this sequence. Cr/F.
CIE 787 - Dynamics of Structures
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 785 or permission.
CIE 788 - Project Planning and Design
Student groups are formed into design teams to prepare a design plan for a large-scale civil engineering system including consideration of budgetary constraints, building code criteria, and environmental impacts. Each team prepares a final written report and gives a formal presentation. Prereq: CIE 784. Writing intensive.
CIE 791 - Pre-stressed Concrete
Analysis and design of prestressed and post-tensioned concrete sections in flexure and shear. Strength, deflection, and losses in flexural members. Optimization of section and prestressing force selection. Prereq: CIE 774 or permission.
CIE 792 - LRFD Bridge Design
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: CIE 774. Pre- or Coreq: CIE 793 or permission.
CIE 793 - Structural Design in Steel
Design of members and connections: tension and compression members, beams, and beam/columns, bolted and welded joints. Prereq: CIE 622, 681; or permission.
CIE 795 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Seniors in good standing may pursue independent studies under faculty guidance. A written culminating report is required. Prereq: permission.
CIE 796 - 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 799H - Senior Honors Thesis
Students in the honors program in civil engineering complete a project under the direction of a faculty sponsor resulting in a written thesis which must be accepted by the sponsor by the end of the second semester, senior year. Four credits total during senior year; 3 of which may be used to fulfill a CIE non-design elective.