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307. Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering (2)

Prerequisites: CE 206
Analysis of uncertainties, and applications of the basic theories of probability and statistics in civil engineering areas of geotechnical, environmental, water resources, structural and transportation engineering.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 1 hour, Lab 3 hrs)

325. Transportation Safety and Sustainability (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation Requirements
Introduction to transportation systems and various modes of transportation: land, air, and water; legislations affecting transportation practices; transportation safety; impacts of transportation on the environment; sustainable transportation: transit, bicycles, and pedestrians. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

326. GIS Laboratory for Civil Engineers (1)

Prerequisites: CE 130, CE 130L, CE 206 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS); spatial and network analyses. Hands-on application of GIS software to solve civil engineering problems.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

335. Fluid Mechanics (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 224 and C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Properties of fluids, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, dynamic similitude, flow of compressible and incompressible fluids in closed conduits.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Same course as CE 335H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 335H.

335H. Fluid Mechanics (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 224 and C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Properties of fluids, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, dynamic similitude, flow of compressible and incompressible fluids in closed conduits.
Letter grade only (A-F). CE 335H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 335. (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

336. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) all with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 335.
Experiments in and study of the phenomena of fluid flow.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

345. Geotechnical Engineering I (3)

Corequisites: MAE 373; GEOL 370.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Undergraduate Advisor.
Soil mechanics applied to engineering structures. Soil exploration, identification, classification, drainage, stability and bearing capacity.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Same course as CE 359H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 359H.

345H. Geotechnical Engineering I (3)

Corequisites: MAE 373; GEOL 370.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Undergraduate Advisor.
Soil mechanics applied to engineering structures. Soil exploration, identification, classification, drainage, stability and bearing capacity.
Letter grade only (A-F). CE 345H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 345. (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

346. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) all with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 345.
Laboratory investigation and experiments in the phenomena of soil mechanics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

359. Structural Analysis I (3)

Prerequisite: MAE 373 with a grade of "C" or better.
Analysis of structures including trusses, beams, and frames, conjugate beam, virtual work, energy methods, approximate methods, and influence lines. Use of code based finite element computer programs in analysis of frame and truss type structures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Same course as CE 359H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 359H.

359H. Structural Analysis I (3)

Prerequisite: MAE 373 with a grade of "C" or better.
Analysis of structures including trusses, beams, and frames, conjugate beam, virtual work, energy methods, approximate methods, and influence lines. Use of code based finite element computer programs in analysis of frame and truss type structures.
Letter grade only (A-F). CE 359H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 359. (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

364. Environmental Engineering I: Fundamentals (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, BIOL 200/BIOL 201 or MICR 200 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 335.
Introduction to the fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes affecting air and water quality. Models of transport and transformation of impurities. Emphasis on theory underlying the design of water quality control technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Same course as CE 364H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 364H.

364H. Environmental Engineering I: Fundamentals (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, BIOL 200/MICR 200 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 335.
Introduction to the fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes affecting air and water quality. Models of transport and transformation of impurities. Emphasis on theory underlying the design of water quality control technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). CE 364H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 364. (Lecture-problems 3 hours)

365. Environmental Engineering Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 364.
Experiments in routine water quality analysis and environmental engineering applications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

370. Analytical Mechanics (3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
Fundamental principles of statics, kinematics and kinetics, with application to idealized structures and systems.
Intended for Electrical Engineering majors. Not open for credit to Civil or Mechanical Engineering majors. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

404. Laboratory Techniques (1)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1) with a grade of "C" or better., senior standing in Civil Engineering and consent of instructor.
Study in the techniques of organizing and directing of the civil engineering laboratory.
May be repeated to maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F). (Conference 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours)

405. Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing in civil engineering and consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent advances in civil engineering. Course content will vary from year to year.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Topics announced in Schedule of Classes. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

406. Project Cost-Benefit Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Systematic evaluation of the economic and social benefits and costs of projects. Decision-making in an environment of limited resources, environmental and economic constraints, and uncertainty. The economy of multi-year projects, selection among competing independent alternatives, before and after tax analyses, replacement economy and inflation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Same course as CE 406H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 406H.

406H. Project Cost-Benefit Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Systematic evaluation of the economic and social benefits and costs of projects. Decision-making in an environment of limited resources, environmental and economic constraints, and uncertainty. The economy of multi-year projects, selection among competing independent alternatives, before and after tax analyses, replacement economy and inflation.
Letter grade only (A-F). CE 406H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 406. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

408. Special Problems (1-3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing in civil engineering.
Assigned topics in technical literature or laboratory projects and report on same.
Letter grade only (A-F).

426. Transportation Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 406.
Integrative learning course on transportation engineering. Characteristics of driver, pedestrian, vehicle, and road; traffic flow; intersection design and control, planning, and geometric design; safety issues. Team project, oral presentations, and written reports required.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours). Same course as CE 426H. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 426H.

426H. Transportation Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 406.
Integrative learning course on transportation engineering. Characteristics of driver, pedestrian, vehicle, and road; traffic flow; intersection design and control, planning, and geometric design; safety issues. Team project, oral presentations, and written reports required.
Letter grade only (A-F). CE 426H is open only to students in the Engineering Honors Program. Additional assignments/projects adding depth to the course materials required for Engineering Honors students. Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 426. (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

427. Highway Design (2)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 427L
Geometric design of highways and streets. Route location and earthwork computation. Introduction to roadside and pavement design. Design problems in highway engineering.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

427L. Highway Design Laboratory (1)

Co-requisite: CE 427.
Geometric highway design project, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, cross section, earthwork calculation, environmental impact, use of software application.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

428. Highway Engineering Materials (2)

Prerequisites: CE 200 and CE 345 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 428L
Design and properties of highway materials, including aggregates, asphalt binder, and mixtures. Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) aggregate gradation, blending procedure, volumetrics, design, plant operation, and lay down. Superpave binder testing and specifications.
(Lecture 2 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

428L. Highway Engineering Materials Laboratory (1)

Co-requisite: CE 428.
Laboratory testing for aggregat, asphalt binder, and asphalt concrete mixture.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

429. Traffic Engineering (2)

Corequisite: CE 426, CE 429L.
Capacity and level of service analyses of highway facilities. Intersection signal timing design. Introduction to traffic control devices. Volume, speed and delay studies. Use of traffic data for design, planning and operational levels of analyses.
Letter grade only (A-F). Graduate students required to do extra projects. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

429L. Traffic Engineering Laboratory (1)

Corequisites: CE 426, CE 429
Laboratory activities on traffic flow theory, capacity and level of service analyses, signal timing, parking lot design, and travel demand forecasting; traffic volume, speed and delay studies. Use of traffice engineering software.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to student with credit in CE 430.

435. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: C E 335 with a grade of "C" or better.
Fundamental surface and ground water hydrology concepts and quantitative methods. Selected topics and procedures of the hydrological cycle. Planning, development and management of water resource surface systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

437. Engineering Hydraulics (3)

Prerequisites: C E 335, MATH 370 A all with a grade of "C" or better.
Analysis of steady flow in pipe and pipeline networks, and centrifugal pump systems. Theory and analysis of uniform and non-uniform flow in open conduits. Design of lined and unlined channels, computations of critical, gradually, and rapidly varied flows.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

438. Hydraulic Engineering Design I (2)

Corequisites: CE 437, CE 438L
Application of hydraulic principles to the design of dams, water courses, water systems and their related structures and devices.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours)

438L. Hydraulic Design I Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: CE 437 and CE 438
Computer laboratory applications to the design of water courses, water systems and their related structures and devices
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

439. Fundamentals of Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport (3)

Corequisite: CE 437
Introduction to principles of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Groundwater remediation methods. Mathematical description of flow and transport in the subsurface with software applications.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

445. Geotechnical Engineering II (3)

Prerequisites: CE 345, CE 346 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Methods of design and construction of various geotechnical engineering projects utilizing theory of soil mechanics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

446./542. Geotechnical Projects (3)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
Design and problem solving oriented geotechnical projects utilizing soil mechanics theory and experimental methods according to the state-of-the-art practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). Graduate students required to do additional readings and write a research term paper to deal with current topics in geotechnical engineering. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours).

454. Structures Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 459.
Laboratory examination of structural concepts. Utilize computer simulation modeling techniques in combination with structural tests.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 491.

455. Structural Steel Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Detailed design of components with typical codes and specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

456. Timber Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Design of various structural elements made of wood material subjected to both vertical and lateral loads. Application of current building codes and specifications in timer design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

458. Structural Analysis Il (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Solution of indeterminate truss and frame structures using moment distribution and slope deflection methods. Introduction to matrix methods. Energy theorems and virtual work principles. Use of code based finite element computer programs in the analysis of indeterminate structural systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

459. Reinforced Concrete Design I (3)

Prerequisites: C E 200 and CE 359 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Theory and design of structural elements of reinforced concrete, analysis by working stress and ultimate strength design theories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

464. Environmental Engineering II: Unit Processes (3)

Prerequisites: CE 335 and CE 364 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Civil engineering applications of the fundamentals of chemical reactions, kinetics of biochemical systems, gas transfer systems, liquid/solid separations, solubility equilibria, adsorption, ion exchange and membrane processes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

466. Environmental Systems Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 335 and CE 364 with a grade of "C" or better.
Principles of water treatment plant design, including intake stations, rapid and mixing tanks, clarifiers, filters and disinfection basins as well as wastewater treatment plant design, including primary, secondary and tertiary treatment with hydraulic profiles, equipment lists and control systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

481. Professional Practice In Civil Engineering (1)

Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Topics related to practice of civil engineering profession. Professional society meetings and readings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 1 hour)

490. Senior Design Project (3)

Prerequisite(s): CE 459; completion of all 300-level engineering courses for the civil engineering major all with a grade of "C" or better and consent of department undergraduate advisor.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CE 426, CE 437.
Capstone design that fulfills integrative capstone design course. A supervised design team project, incorporating all aspects from concept to completed design. Technical aspects, social, environmental, and economic issues considered. Ethical concepts discussed. Oral presentations and written reports are required.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 2 hrs, Design lab 3 hrs)

495. Seismic Design I (3)

Prerequisites: CE 459 with a grade of "C" or better.
Elements of lateral-force design in steel, concrete, masonry, and timber structures. Application of current building codes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours)

497. Senior Problem Directed Studies (2)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: CE 406, CE 481, CE 490.
Directed study on assigned topics or lab/field studies practicum and report on same.
Letter grade only (A-F).


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