Graduate Civil Engineering Courses

Course #Credit HoursCourse TitleCourse DescriptionDelivery MethodPrerequisite(s)

CEE 522

3

Fundamentals of Prestressed Concrete

Introduction to pre-tensioned and post-tensioned prestressed concrete. Design of precast concrete slabs, buildings, and bridges in accordance with ACI specifications and the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) recommended practices. Application of computer programs for member analysis and design.

Campus

CEE 420 and CEE 421 (MEng Students only)

CEE 523

3

Timber Design

Concepts of Structural Timber design will be taught. The properties of wood materials will be reviewed and the procedures for the design of typical timber components will be presented. In addition to course assignments, and tests, required of all students, students taking this course for graduate credit will be required to complete a group design of a simple building.

Campus

CEE 254 or consent of instructor. (MEng Students only)

CEE 530

3

Construction Materials

Properties of construction materials such as cement, concrete, asphalt, and structural elastomers. Design of Portland cement concrete and asphaltic concrete mixes.

Campus

CEE 254 and CEE 255 (MEng Students only)

CEE 552

3

Earth Pressures and Retaining Structures

Earth pressure calculation: theory and practice. Design techniques for retaining walls, reinforced earth and soil nailing.

Campus

CEE 450 (MEng Students only)

CEE 560

3

Traffic Engineering

Examines characteristics of the vehicle, the driver, and the traffic stream. Highway and intersection capacity, theory of traffic flow, parking, traffic safety.

Campus/Online

CEE 460 (MEng Students only)

CEE 562

3

Geometric Highway Design

The concepts of geometric design for rural and urban highways, utilizing proprietary design software are introduced and applied.

Campus/Online

CEE 460 (MEng Students only)

CEE 563

3

GPS Theory and Application

This course is designed to give the student an overview of the use of Global Positioning Systems in surveying and engineering applications.Elements of coordinate systems,map projections,GPS principles of operation, mapping, boundary,and construction surveys will be covered.

Campus/Online

CEE 460 (MEng Students only)

CEE 565

3

Applications in GIS

 

Campus/Online

 

CEE 571

3

Applied Hydrology

Introduction to hydrologic systems; modeling runoff from watersheds using lumped and distributed methods; stormwater management and design; hydrologic and hydraulic routing including kinematic wave routing; computer rainfall-runoff simulation models. A hydrologic design project will be assigned to all students; special assignments dealing with hydrologic processes will be assigned to M.S. students.

Campus

CEE 470 (MEng Students only)

CEE 572

3

Open Channel Hydraulics

Application of basic principles of hydraulics to open channel flow. Theory and analysis of critical, uniform and gradually varied flow and computer analysis. Select topics in rapidly varied and unsteady flow.

Campus

CEE 370 (MEng Students only)

CEE 573

3

Groundwater Hydrology

Fundamental concepts of fluid flow and soil properties; theory of groundwater movement; mechanics of well flow; groundwater contaminant transport.

Campus/Online

CEE 450 and CEE 470 (MEng Students only)

CEE 590

3

Applied Logistics in Transportation

Special Topic in CEE

Campus/Online

 

CEE 590

3

Environmental Geotechnics

Special Topic in CEE

Campus

 

CEE 590

3

Entrepreneurship in CEE

Special Topic in CEE

Campus/Online

 

CEE 590

3

Bridge Design

Special Topic in CEE

Campus

 

CEE 620

3

Advanced Mechanics of Solids

Analysis of stress and strain. Topics include theories of failure, unsymmetric bending, curved beams, shear center, torsion, beams on elastic foundations, beams with combined axial and lateral loads, thick-wall cylinders, rotating disc, introduction to elastic stability. Note: Cross-listed with ME 620.

Campus

CEE 621

3

Finite Element Analysis for Structural Engineers

Topics include displacement and variational base one-, two-, and three-dimensional element formulation, introductory elasticity, isoparametric elements, interpolation methods, numeric integration, geometric and material nonlinearity. Emphasis on FEM program development.

Campus

 

CEE 623

3

Advanced Structural Engineering

Design of earthquake resistant steel, concrete, and masonry structures. Introduction to time history, modal analysis and pushover analysis. Model code seismic design provisions. Ductility concepts.

Campus

 

CEE 625

3

Structural Dynamics

Dynamic analysis of structural systems including dynamic response by modal superposition, step integration, response spectrum frequency analysis. Computer applications.

Campus

CEE 420 (MEng Students only)

CEE 627

3

Non-Destructive Testing

Introduce different non-destructive testing methods for quality evaluation of concrete. Penetration resistance methods, resonant frequency methods, ultra-sonic pulse velocity, maturity technique will be covered. Ground penetrating radar.

Campus

 

CEE 650

2

Measurement of Soil Properties

Discussion of equipment and techniques for laboratory testing of soil mechanical properties; index testing; testing for permeability, compressibility, and sheer strength.

Campus

CEE 450 (MEng Students only)

CEE 651

2

Measurement of Soil Properties Laboratory

Laboratory testing of soil mechanical properties; index testing; testing for permeability, compressibility, and sheer strength.

Campus

CEE 650 is a corequisite/prerequisite

CEE 653

3

Design of Earth Structures

Seepage and internal erosion. Stability analyses. Failure mechanisms in natural slopes. Design of earth dams. Embankment construction, control and instrumentation.

Campus

CEE 450 (MEng Students only)

CEE 654

3

Rock Mechanics

Physical properties of intact rock; mechanical properties of rock masses, emphasis on practical applications. Rock blasting. Tunneling.

Campus

CEE 450 (MEng Students only)

CEE 660

3

Transportation Planning & Urban Development

Focuses on the principles of transportation planning in the urban environment, including land use planning, with emphasis on the orderly development of the transportation system.

Campus/Online

CEE 460 (MEng Students only)

CEE 661

3

Environmental Analysis of Transportation Systems

An examination of the various impacts that transportation systems and projects may have on the natural and human environment. A detailed review and application of transportation noise analysis.

Campus/Online

CEE 460 (MEng Students only)

CEE 662

3

Airport Planning and Design

Addresses the planning, design and development of 21st century airports.  When you complete this course, you will have a better understanding of the complex issues facing today’s airports.  This will be accomplished through the following learning objectives:

  1. Identify the key milestones comprising the historical evolution of air transportation
  2. Recognize the significant aviation laws and regulations for US airports and explain their importance on the industry
  3. Interpret air transport demand forecasting and its impact on airport infrastructure
  4. Classify airport terminal space and analyze airport planning components
  5. Evaluate airport system planning and layout to address system capacity; at the national and local levels
  6. Assess the role of air traffic control and the FAA with the planning and design of US airports
  7. Calculate engineering factors for airport pavement
  8. Analyze specialty functions associated with air cargo and its impact on the airport environment
  9. Critique environmental analysis components

Campus/Online

CEE 664

3

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Examines the elements of traffic flow theory, incident/emergency management, dynamic route guidance, in-vehicle systems, and traffic signal systems.

Campus/Online

 

CEE 665

3

Pavement Design

Design of flexible and rigid pavements, base courses, and subgrades. Effects of loading on pavement life. Investigation of pavement distress and rehabilitation. Introduction to pavement management systems.

Campus/Online

CEE 450 and CEE 460 (MEng Students only)

CEE 673

3

Advanced Hydrology

Advanced concepts for studying hydrologic processes; theory of linear hydrologic systems; conceptual models for modeling watershed rainfall-runoff response including geomorphological approaches.

Campus

CEE 470 & IE 360 (MEng Students only)

CEE 675

3

Surface Water Quality Modeling

Modeling, design and control of water quality in river, lake, and estuary systems; dissolved oxygen and toxic substance models; and lake eutrophication.

Campus

consent of instructor.

CEE 680

3

Civil Engineering Capstone Design

A capstone Civil & Environmental Engineering course to include elements of geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering in a comprehensive design project.

Campus

Restricted to CEE Master of Engineering students (SP)

CEE 681

3

Green Engineering and Sustainable Design

Understand the origins and applicability of sustainable design and green engineering. Ultimately, be able to apply fundamental engineering concepts to these practices.

Campus

CEE 690

3

M.S. Thesis in Civil Engineering

Experimental and/or theoretical research to be presented in thesis for degree requirement.

Campus

Graduate school standing

CEE 694

3

Building Information Modeling

Special Topic in CEE

Campus/Online

 

CEE 694

3

Air Quality

Special Topic in CEE

Campus

 

CEE 694

3

Wetland Design

Special Topic in CEE

Campus/Online

 

CEE 697

3

Master of Engineering Thesis in Civil Engineering

A candidate for the Master of Engineering degree, specializing in the field of civil engineering, is required to perform a study, design, or investigation under the direction of a faculty member. A written thesis is required to be presented and defended orally and submitted to the faculty for approval.

Campus

CEE 402 and graduate/professional school standing

CEE 698

3

CE Ph.D. Seminar

Current literature in the field of civil engineering; extensive student presentations on research projects with interaction and feedback from students and faculty; guest speakers.

Campus

Permission of the chair

CEE 699

Varies

CE Ph.D. Research

Original research activity in an appropriate civil engineering discipline, under the direction of a Civil Engineering graduate faculty member.

Campus

Permission of dissertation director/mentor