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ACE Outcomes
Introduction to civil engineering as a career by use of case studies; alternate approaches to engineering designs illustrated by use of engineering principles.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Investigation into the nature of ecology, man's relation with the environment and man's chance of survival in that environment, and the potential influence, for good or bad, of modern man's activities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 130
Computer-Aided DesignCrosslisted as BSEN 130
Use of computer-aided design software to communicate engineering ideas. Specifications, dimensioning, tolerancing, 2- and 3-D model development, topographic mapping, and process layout with environmental, bioprocess, and biomedical emphases.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 221
Geometric Control SystemsCrosslisted as CONE 2210/221
Prereqs:
Introduction to the theory and application of mensuration and geometric information processing in civil engineering. Measurement of distance, direction, elevation, and location using mechanical, electronic, and satellite systems. Collection of field data and error propagation. Elementary geometric data bases for design, construction, operation, and control of civil works.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 106/106B/108H; CNST 251 or parallel.
Introduction to ASTM and AASHTO standard procedures used to measure soil and concrete properties; common modifications to soil and concrete mixes are discussed and analyzed.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 310
Prereqs:
Parallel: MECH 200.
For description see MECH 310.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation; MECH 373, MATH 221
Honor students required to study beyond levels expected of students in normal sections and prepare a special report.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MECH/CIVE 310 or parrallel.
Hydraulics experiments and demonstrations. Velocity, pressure and flow measurements; pipe flow, open channel flow; hydraulic structures and machinery, hydrologic and sediment measurements and student projects.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 326
Prereqs:
CHEM 110 or 111 or 113, and MATH 221.
Introduction to principles of environmental engineering including water quality, atmospheric quality, pollution prevention, and solid and hazardous wastes engineering. Design of water, air, and waste management systems.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 455, CIVE 419, CIVE 421, CIVE 424, CIVE 430
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 326H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation: CHEM 110 or 111 or 113, MATH 221.
Introduction to principles of environmental engineering including water quality, atmospheric quality, pollution prevention, and solid and hazardous wastes engineering. Design of water, air, and waste management systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 327
Environmental Engineering LaboratoryCrosslisted as BSEN 327
Prereqs:
CHEM 110 or 111 or 113, and MATH 221.
Parallel: CIVE/BSEN 326.
Environmental engineering experiments, demonstrations, field trips, and projects. Experiments include the measurement and determination of environmental quality parameters such as solids, dissolved oxygen, biochemical and chemical oxygen demand, and alkalinity.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 419
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Physical properties of cement and concrete. Sampling, testing, inspecting. Design of mixtures. Factors affecting strength. Specifications. Building forms and placing concrete.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel: CIVE 310.
Soil composition, structure and phase relationships; soil classification. Principles of effective stress; loading induced subsurface stresses; load history; deformation and failure of soils. Elastic and limit analysis with applications to design for bearing capacity, settlement, retaining walls, and slope stability. Steady-state seepage.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 424, CIVE 434, CIVE 434L, CIVE 436, CIVE 436L, CIVE 472
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introduction to the analysis and design of structural systems. Analyses of determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames, and design philosophies for structural engineering. Laboratory experiments deal with the analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 440, CIVE 441, CIVE 459, CONE 416
Credit Hours: 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE/MECH 310.
Introduction to water resources engineering design and planning, surface hydrology, ground water hydraulics, reservoirs, and other control structures. Introduction to field measurement and computational methods in water resources.
This course is a prerequisite for: BSEN 455, CIVE 419, CIVE 452, CIVE 454, CIVE 456, CIVE 458
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 353/853
HydrologyCrosslisted as NRES 853
Prereqs:
MATH 106, not available for credit for engineering students.
Introduction to the principles of hydrology, with emphasis on the components of the hydrologic cycle: precipitation, evaporation, groundwater flow, surface runoff, infiltration, precipitation runoff relationships.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 456, LARC 487
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE/CONE 221 (CONE 2210 (UNO)) MECH 223.
Introduction to the principles of highway engineering and traffic operations and control.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 461, CIVE 462, CIVE 463, CIVE 468
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introduction to the behavior, testing, and design of soil, portland cement concrete, steel, wood and composites. Experiments covering the concepts of stress and strain under axial, torsional, shear and flexural loading conditions. Common ASTM laboratory test procedures and specifications, field quality control tests and statistical applications.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 471, CNST 411
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Junior standing and CIVE major.
Basic elements of civil engineering practice. Roles of all participants in the process-owners, designers, architects, contractors, and suppliers. Basic concepts in business management, public policy, leadership, and professional licensure. Professional relations, civic responsibilities, and ethical obligations for engineering practice. Project management, contracts, allocation of resources, project estimating, planning, and controls.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 489, CIVE 489H
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Systems analysis approach to civil engineering problems. Systems model elements and principles of systems theory with applications to civil engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 419/819
Prereqs:
CIVE 326 or CIVE 327; parallel CIVE 352.
Application of hydraulic principles to the design of water distribution systems, wastewater and stormwater collection systems, channelized flow systems, and treatment facilities.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Survey of the hazardous waste management system in the USA. State and federal hazardous waste regulations. Chemical characteristics of hazardous waste and unit operations and precesses used for treatment of soil, water, and air.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 422/822
Prereqs:
Permission.
Introduction to pollution prevention (P2) and waste minimization methods. Practical applications to small businesses and industries. Legislative and historical development of P2 systems analysis, waste estimation, P2 methods, P2 economics, and sources of P2 information.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Planning, design and operation of solid and waste collection processing, treatment, and disposal systems including materials, resources and energy recovery systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE/BSEN 326 and CIVE/MECH 310.
Design of unit operations and processes associated with drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 426, CIVE 427
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 425 or permission.
Analysis of water supplies and design of treatment and distribution systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 425 or permission.
Analysis of systems for wastewater treatment and disposal.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Comprehensive study of water quality and the effects of various water pollutants on the aquatic environment; modeling of water quality variables.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel CIVE/BSEN 425.
Design of small and decentralized waste water management systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE/BSEN 326 and CIVE/MECH 310.
Principles, applications, and limitations of bioremediation of hazardous wastes and design of some bioremediation systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 434/834
Prereqs:
Application of the effective stress principle to shear strength of cohesive soil; analysis of stability of slopes. Development of continuum relationships for soil; solutions for stresses and displacements for an elastic continuum. Solution of the consolidation equation for various initial and boundary conditions.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 434L
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 434L/834L
Prereqs:
CIVE 334 and parallel CIVE 434.
Determination of shear strength, deformation characteristics, permeability, and custom soil testing protocols to characterize soil behavior as part of slope stability analysis and design, solid waste containment, and finite element modeling.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 436/836
Prereqs:
Optional lab CIVE 436L/CIVE 836L.
Subsoil exploration and interpretation; selection of foundation systems; determination of allowable bearing capacity and settlement; design of deep foundations; pile driving analysis; control of groundwater.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Determination of shear strength, consolidation characteristics, and custom soil testing protocols to characterize soil behavior as part of foundation analysis and design.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Structural types, bridge loads, design of bridge slabs, steel girder bridges, and prestressed concrete girder bridges. Evaluation of existing bridges. Problems related to fatigue and corrosion. Field testing of bridges.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introduction to the design concepts of reinforced concrete building components. The design of flexural and compression members, simple walls, foundations, and floor systems using the latest American Concrete Institute (ACI) design requirements.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 439, CIVE 444, CIVE 447
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 441
Prereqs:
Introduction to the design concepts for structural steel building components. Design of tension members, bolted and welded connections, column members, and beam members. Limit states design concepts used throughout, and emphasis on behavior of members and code design procedures.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 443, CIVE 444, CIVE 446, CONE 417
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 441 or parallel.
Continuation of analysis for structural systems. Matrix analysis methods and computer solutions for indeterminate structures. Moment distribution method. Introduction to analysis for non-linear effects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 844 is not available for graduate credit for civil engineering students.
Principles of design of steel and reinforced concrete structural building systems, planning of building vertical and horizontal load resisting systems, and bridge systems. Several design projects involve indeterminate analysis and design concepts for both steel and reinforced concrete.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
CIVE 446/846
Prereqs:
CIVE 446/846 is a continuation of the topics covered in CIVE 441.
The principles and procedures used in design of steel buildings, design of plate girders, design and analysis of building systems, design and analysis of composite steel-concrete building systems, innovative building systems, introduction to seismic design of steel buildings. Plate buckling, beam, column and beam-column design, and frame stability. Introduction to connection design.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 447/847 is a continuation of topics covered in CIVE 440/840.
Shear friction theory, strut-and-tie modeling, anchorage, deflection, slender and bi-axially loaded members, torsion, two-way action and punching shear, and footing design. Excel spreadsheets are developed and used for various design tasks.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MECH 325 and 480 or permission.
For course description, see MECH 451/851.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Theory and application of systems engineering with emphasis on optimization and simulation techniques for evaluating alternatives in water resources developments related to water supply, flood control, hydroelectric power, drainage, water quality, water distribution, irrigation, and water measurement.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 454/854
Prereqs:
Fundamentals of hydraulics with applications of mechanics of solids, mechanics of fluids, and engineering economics to the design of hydraulic structures. Continuity, momentum, and energy principles are applied to special problems from various branches of hydraulic engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 455/855
Identification, characterization, and assessment of nonpoint source pollutants; transport mechanisms and remediation technologies; design methodologies and case studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 352 or CIVE 353/CIVE 853 or permission.
Stochastic analysis of hydrological data and processes including rainfall, runoff, infiltration, temperature, solar radiation, wind, and non-point pollution. Space-time hydrologic modeling with emphasis on the application of techniques in the design of engineering projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 458/858
Groundwater EngineeringCrosslisted as BSEN 458/858
Prereqs:
CIVE 352 or AGEN 350 or BSEN 350 or equivalent.
Application of engineering principles to the movement of groundwater. Analysis and design of wells, well fields, and artificial recharge. Analysis of pollutant movement.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Fundamental concepts related to structural reliability, safety measures, load models, resistance models, system reliability, optimum safety levels, and optimization of design codes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Development of urban transportation planning objectives and goals. Data collection procedures, land use and travel forecasting techniques, trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice analyses, and traffic assignment. Site development and traffic impact analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 462/862
Prereqs:
Design of roadways, intersections, interchanges, parking facilities, and land development site access and circulation. Emphasis on design projects.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 469
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 463/863
Prereqs:
CIVE 463/863 emphasizes design projects.
Design of signalized intersections, arterial street and network signal systems, and freeway control systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Planning and design of general aviation and air carrier airports. Land-side components include vehicle ground-access systems, vehicle circulation parking, and terminal buildings. Air-side components include aircraft apron-gate area, taxi-way system, runway system, and air traffic control facilities and airspace. Emphasis on design projects.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 462/862 or equivalent.
CIVE 469 requires the development of an interchange design project using graphical and civil engineering software.
Principles of high-speed traffic operations, safety, and decision making related to critical design parameters used for optimal interchange geometric designs.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 378 or equivalent.
Portland Cement and Asphalt Concrete Laboratory. Laboratory and field procedures used to obtain portland cement and asphalt concretes for engineered construction.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Thickness design of flexible and rigid pavement systems for highways and airports; design of paving materials; evaluation and strengthening of existing pavements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 475/875
Water Quality StrategyCrosslisted as AGRO 475/875, CRPL 475/875, GEOL 475/875, MSYM 475/875, NRES 475/875, POLS 475/875, SOCI 475/875, SOIL 475, WATS 475
Prereqs:
Senior standing or permission.
Capstone course.
Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
ACCT 306 or 201 and 202.
Development of cost accounting principles and financial controls appropriate for construction contractors. Includes purchasing policies and procedures, labor and equipment cost reporting techniques, accounting procedures for control of materials and supplies, billing methods, principles of financial reporting and analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Senior standing and CIVE 385.
CIVE 489 requires the formulation and completion of a civil engineering design project.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Senior standing; parallel CIVE 385; good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
CIVE 489H requires study beyond the level expected of non-honors section and rquires the preparation of a special report.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs:
Permission.
Special problems, topics, or research in civil engineering.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 499H
Prereqs:
Senior standing in civil engineering and admission in the University Honors Program.
Honors thesis research project meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. Independent research project executed under the guidance of a member of the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering which contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Culminates in the presentation of an honors thesis to the Department and College.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 326, CIVE 425 or permission
Evaluation and analysis of physical and chemical unit operations and processes applied to the treatment of water, wastewater, and hazardous wastes.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 326 or equivalent
Basic concepts from general chemistry. Thermodynamic and kinetic basis for the composition of aquatic systems. Equilibrium chemistry, including acid-base reactions, reduction-oxidation reactions, metal speciation and precipitation, and gas/liquid partitioning.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus: UNO
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 326 or equivalent
Principles of biological processes and their application in the design of waste treatment systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 834 or permission
Advanced soil testing procedures including consolidated undrained triaxial tests with pore pressure measurements; determination of pore pressure parameters A and B; back pressure confined compression; triaxial loading along various stress paths to failure.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Dynamic behavior of civil engineering structures. Free and forced vibrations of multi degree-of-freedom systems. Response of continuous beam and frames. Elasto-plastic behavior. Dynamic loads on bridges. Analysis and design considerations for buildings and bridges subjected to seismic loadings. Application of computer-aided numerical procedures.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Computation of stress resultants in statically indeterminate structures including beams, planar and three-dimensional frames and trusses, using matrix formulations (finite element method). Shearing and axial deformations in addition to the usual flexural deformations. Effects of temperature and pre-strain, support displacements, elastic supports, and axial-flexural interaction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 440 or permission
Analysis and design of reinforced masonry structures. Clay and concrete materials. Flexure, shear, bond, and axial force. Foundations, columns, walls. Design for lateral forces.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Analysis and design of prestressed concrete members. Axial force, bending, shear, torsion, prestress losses, initial and long-term deflection, partial prestressing, statically indeterminate structures.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 851
Prereqs:
MECH 325 and MECH 880 or permission
Matrix methods of analysis. The finite element stiffness method. Computer programs. Applications to structures and soils. Introduction to finite element analysis of fluid flow.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Review of basic concepts. Mesh generation using a preprocessor. 2D and 3D Model generation. Boundary conditions. Implicit and explicit solution algorithms. Interpretation of analysis results using a post-processor. Solution of problems using existing FE software.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 461/861 or equivalent
Introduction to conceptual, methodological and mathematical foundations of analysis and design of transportation services. Review of probabilistic modeling. Application of discrete choice models to demand analysis.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 462/862 or equivalent
Principles of highway geometrics. Sight distance, design vehicles, vehicle characteristics, horizontal and vertical alignment, cross section elements, and at-grade intersections and interchanges.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 463/863 or equivalent; MATH/STAT 380 or equivalent.
Use of the concepts of volume, speed, density, and capacity to describe the characteristics and performance of surface, air, and water transportation systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Safety criteria in the planning, design, and operation phases of highway, rail, airport, mass transit, pipeline, and waterway transportation systems. Background of safety legislation and funding requirements. Identification of high accident locations and methods to determine cost/effectiveness of improvements.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Economic comparison of engineering alternatives. Equipment selection and replacement, depreciation, break-even points, and minimum-cost points.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
MATH 821, CIVE 852 and permission
Techniques for relating economic objectives, engineering analysis, and government planning.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 916
Prereqs:
Permission
An interdisciplinary seminar with the Department of Civil Engineering. Contemporary environmental issues and water resource management.
Credit Hours: 1-4
Max credits per degree: 4
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 822 or permission
Application of existing and innovative technologies in the remediation of hazardous wastes, including methods for treatment and disposal of contaminated soil, surface waters, groundwaters, and gases.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE *826 or CIVE 830
Theoretical basis of water treatment, advanced and emerging systems for water treatment, purification and reclamation.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Theoretical basis of wastewater treatment, study of advanced and emerging systems for wastewater treatment and reclamation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE *828, *CIVE 829
Industrial waste sources, characteristics, treatment and disposal.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
or parallel: CIVE 927
Determination of the characteristics of industrial wastewaters and evaluation of treatment methods, including field surveys, laboratory analyses, and pilot plant studies.
Credit Hours: 1
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE *826. Parallel: CIVE *829.
Characteristics of municipal and industrial wastewaters, theory of treatment, and design of unit processes for wastewater reclamation.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 834 or permission; MATH 821
Analytical and approximate solutions to seepage problems encountered in the analysis of earth structures that impound water. Problems dealing with estimating the quantity of seepage, definition of the flow domain, uplift pressure, piping, and slope stability.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 836 or permission
Case histories of select projects in foundation engineering; current procedures for design and construction of excavations, foundations, and earth-retaining structures.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 834, CIVE 836, or permission
Case histories representing state-of-the-art solutions of geotechnical problems, e.g., structures composed of soil, preloading, slope stability, seismic design, emphasizing geological, analytical, experimental, and judgmental factors.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Behavior and/or design of structural steel members and their connections. Torsion effects on open and closed thin walled members. Frame buckling and stability considerations in structural steel frames. Dynamic analysis and seismic design considerations.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Rigorous treatment of the behavior of structural components of reinforced concrete, both conventionally reinforced and prestressed, as interpreted by experimental evidence and related theory, when subjected to loads producing elastic or plastic strains or a combination of both. Selected laboratory demonstrations on the behavior of reinforced concrete members.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Analysis of the behavior of structural components and systems composed of such materials as light gage cold-formed steel, aluminum, timber, plywood, brick and concrete block, compressed fibrous materials, and composite arrangements of structural materials. Use is made of currently approved national specifications or codes. Selected laboratory demonstrations of the behavior of members constructed from miscellaneous structural materials.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Behavior of structural materials and systems under dynamic loads. Analysis and design for dynamic loads. Computational techniques. Selected laboratory demonstrations of the dynamic behavior of structural systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Contemporary developments in the analysis and design of space-spanning and space-enclosing structures, including appropriate mathematical and mechanical methods of analysis. Laboratory instruction in the testing and interpretation of the behavior of space-spanning and space-enclosing structures.
Credit Hours: 2-6
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Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Introduction to explosion effects. Air-blast. Fragmentation. Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) analysis. Equivalent SDOF systems. Pressure-impulse diagrams. Energy solutions. Steel design. Reinforced concrete design. Masonry design. Progressive collapse. Windows and doors.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Analysis and design of steel bridges for short-, medium-, and long-span road and water crossings. Stringer bridges. Truss, arch, cable-stayed, and suspension bridges. High performance steel and accelerated construction.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Analysis and design of cast-in-pace and precast prestressed concrete bridges. Stringer bridges. High performance concrete and rapid construction methods. Spliced girders, segmental box girders, and other long span bridge systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 852 or permission
Techniques of solving topical water problems including groundwater contamination control, conflict resolution and risk analysis for contamination and river sediment management. Research and teamwork, including presentation.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 854 or equivalent and permission
Advanced studies involving pipe and culvert hydraulics, rapidly-varied flow in open channels, sediment transport, river mechanics, control, and design.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
CIVE 955
Solute Movement in SoilsCrosslisted as GEOL 985, AGRO 955, AGEN 955
Knowledge of a programming language. MATH 821 recommended. Offered even-numbered calendar years.
Examination of the theory and experimental evidence available to characterize the movement of chemicals in soil. Both saturated and unsaturated flow conditions examined. Initial presentation of basic theoretical concepts. Remainder of class a discussion of the literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 858 or equivalent
Theory of fluid and contaminant movement in groundwater systems. Analytic modeling of aquifers, wells and well fields, and transport.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 858 or equivalent
Modeling techniques for groundwater systems, finite difference, finite element methods and other numerical techniques applied to both flow and transport problems. Applications to both groundwater hydrology and geotechnical engineering.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
The place of mass transit in solving urban transportation problems: transit system and terminal characteristics and planning criteria. Speed, capacity, accessibility, and operation of mass transit systems. Future prospects in transit technology and case studies of existing systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) structure, functions, and concepts such as spatial data models, relational databases, and spatial analyses. GIS project planning, management, and applications to transportation-related issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
STAT 801 or equivalent; and permission
Highway safety issues and appropriate accident data analyses. Quantify changes in safety when modifications are made to highways in an effort to enhance safety. Judge reported safety improvements and carry out appropriate analyses for assessing the effectiveness of safety improvements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
STAT 801 or equivalent; and CIVE 866
Analysis of traffic characteristics as applied to traffic engineering facility design and flow optimization. Capacity of expressways, ramps, weaving sections, and intersections. Analytical approaches to flow analysis, queueing theory, flow density relationships, and traffic simulation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
CIVE 966 and permission
Principles of traffic control. Design and analysis of intersection, arterial street, network, and freeway control systems. Traffic surveillance and driver information systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Community growth and development based on planning decisions regarding land use whereby transportation facilities are fitted to land use. Economic studies that consider the consequences to transportation agencies, users, and nonusers. Agency expenditures, capital outlay and annual expenses for maintenance and operations. User consequences such as vehicle operating costs; commercial time costs; accident costs; discomfort and inconvenience costs; and assignment of money valuations to pleasure, recreation, and culture. Nonusers consequences such as cost reductions or increases in public services; increases in value of crops and natural resources where areas become more readily accessible; changes in business and industrial activities; and increase or decrease of residential property values.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Operations research techniques for modeling system performance and design of transportation services. Routing and scheduling problems. Network equilibration and partially distributed queuing systems.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Current topics, research projects, and review of current literature in the various areas of civil engineering.
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission
Reading and evaluation of technical publications concerned with theory and/or experimental data. Subsequent assignments are coordinated with the student’s particular interests in his/her field of specialization.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom