Civil & Environmental Engineering

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14.203 Statics (alternate 22.211) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2964
Status Active

Discusses vector concepts of forces and moments of forces. Static equilibrium of particles, rigid bodies and simple structures. Static friction forces. Geometric properties of sections.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 95.141 Physics I; Co-Req: 92.132 Calculus II.

14.204 Strength of Materials (alternate 22.212) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2965
Status Active

Introduces the concept of stress and strain at a point, stress-temperature relationships, force and deformation analyses of bodies under axial, shearing, flexural, torsional and combined loadings, shear and bending moment diagrams, and Euler Columns.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.203 Statics or 22.211 Statics.

14.205 Dynamics (alternate 22.213) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2966
Status Active

Vector development of kinematics of particles and rigid bodies with respect to fixed and moving coordinate systems of one,two, and three dimensions. The dynamics of particles, systems of particles, and rigid bodies. Angular momentum and the inertial properties of rigid bodies. Energy, impulse and momentum methods.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.203 Statics or 22.211 Statics.

14.225 Surveying I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2970
Status Active

A presentation of the basic instruments used in survey processes including distance, angle and level measurements. Analysis and adjustment of random errors. Principles of closed and open traverses. Fieldwork practice in instrument use and office-type projects in contour mapping and the application of contoured topography to highway and water-control projects.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 25.107 Intro to Engineering I, 25.108 Intro to Engineering II; Co-Reqs: 92.132 Calculus II and 14.286 Prob & Stat/Engineers.

14.226 Geomatics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2971
Status Active

Principles and practice of route surveys and designs. Topics include simple and compound circular curves, intersections of straight and curved baselines, vertical alignment principles including parabolic easement curves, earthwork operations and determination of volumes. Includes office-type projects illustrative of the application of surveying information to Civil Engineering projects such as water resources, sanitary sewers and property subdivision. Fieldwork instruction in basic traverse surveys, gathering of topographic information, and the staking-out of buildings and circular curves.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.225 Surveying I.

14.286 Probability and Statistics for Engineers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2972
Status Active

Probability, statistics, reliability and decision with applications in engineering. Probability of events, discrete and continuous random variables, probability density functions and distributions, estimation, regression and correlation techniques, risk and reliability concepts.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req or Co-Req: 92.132 Calculus II.

14.301 Fluid Mechanics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2973
Status Active

Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid dynamics including continuity, impulse-momentum and energy equations. Pipe flow, turbomachinery, similitude and modeling, laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer and closed conduct design.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 92.231 Calculus III, 22.213/14.205 Dynamics, 92.236 Eng.Differential Equations.

14.310 Engineering Materials Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2975
Status Active

A treatment of the properties of engineering materials that influence the design, construction and maintenance of Civil Engineering works. Included are such materials as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, timber, asphalt, and cementitious materials. Supplemented by laboratory testing of various engineering materials.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.122 Chemistry II or 84.136 Honors Chemistry II and 14.204 or 22.212 Strength of Materials.

14.311 Engineering Materials Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 2976
Status Active

Experiments and written reports. Testing and measurement techniques and material standards illustrating behavior of materials, including metals, wood, and Portland cement concrete.

14.330 Soil Mechanics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2977
Status Active

Development of the fundamental principles of soil mechanics as utilized in soil and foundation engineering. Topics include: classification, index properties, strength and stress-strain behavior, effective stress principle, permeability, flow and consolidation. Introduction to basic soil mechanics laboratory practice.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 14.204 Strength of Materials, 14.301 Fluid Mechanics, 14.310 Engineering Materials; Co-Req: 14.333 Geotechnical Lab.

14.332 Environmental Engineering Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 2979
Status Active

Laboratory experiments to illustrate analysis of environmental samples and experimental techniques, normally used in support of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Course emphasizes data acquisition and analysis, and engineering report writing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 14.362 Environmental Engineering.

14.333 Geotechnical Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 2980
Status Active

Laboratory experience that illustrates soil mechanics and fluid flow theory. Experiments are conducted in the soils and hydraulics laboratories. Course emphasizes data acquisition and analysis and writing engineering reports.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 14.330 Soil Mechanics.

14.340 Transportation Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2981
Status Active

Development of the basic principles pertaining to the movement of people and goods by modern transportation systems. Techno-economic characteristics of the various transportation modes. Aspects of planning, design and operation of land, air and water transportation facilities. Development, structure and function of the U.S. transportation system.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 92.132 Calculus II, Pre-Req or Co-Req: 14.286 Prob & Stats for Engineers, Co-Req: 14.341 Transportation Eng Lab.

14.341 Transportation Engineering Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 2982
Status Active

Practice techniques of data collection, analysis and presentation that are commonly used in the planning, design and operation of transportation facilities with primary emphasis on highway systems.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 14.340 Transportation Eng.

14.350 Structural Analysis l Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2983
Status Active

Principles of structural analysis applied to typical civil engineering structures as the initial step in the total design concept. Emphasis on he classical methods of analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures. The personal computer as an analytical tool.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.204 Strength of Materials or 22.212 Strength of Materials.

14.352 Reinforced Concrete Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2984
Status Active

Ultimate strength and elastic behavior of reinforced concrete structural members, continuity in building frames, deflections, shear reinforcement, development length and bar cutoffs, columns and footings.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.310 Engineering Materials and 14.350 Structural Analysis l.

14.362 Environmental Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2985
Status Active

Physical, chemical and biological principles of the treatment of water and wastewater are considered along with their application to treatment systems. The system components of wastewater and water treatment plants are studied to provide a basic design capability. Hazardous waste site remediation is also discussed."

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.122 Chemistry II and 14.301 or 10.206 or 22.381 Fluid Mechanics; Co-Req: 14.332 Env. Eng. Lab.

14.372 Civil Engineering Systems Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2986
Status Active

Introduction to methods of operations research, management science and economic analysis used in the design, planning and managing of engineering systems. Main topics covered: systems modeling, optimization concepts, network analysis, mathematical programming, critical path analysis, decision analysis, economic consideration.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 92.132 Calculus II and 92.231 Calculus III or Co-Req: 92.231 Calculus III, pre-req 14.286.

14.409 Environment Engineering Geology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2988
Status Active

14.431 Foundation and Soil Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2990
Status Active

The application of soil mechanics to the design and analysis of foundations and soil structures. Topics include: soil origin and deposition, subsurface exploration, bearing capacity and settlement analyses, design of shallow foundations, earth pressures, retaining structures, and slope stability.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.330 Soil Mechanics.

14.452 Steel Design Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2993
Status Active

An introduction to structural steel design with emphasis on use and interpretation of the AISC Manual and LRFD Specifications. Subjects include design of tension, compression, beams, and beam-column members, plus bolted and welded connections. Other topics may include composite beams, plate girders, building connections and plastic analysis and design.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.350 Structural Analysis l.

14.460 Water Resources Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2995
Status Active

This course is a continuation and extension of Fluid Mechanics, with a focus on engineering applications of hydraulic and hydrologic engineering. This course covers fundamental concepts of open-channel flow, hydraulic structures, design of open channels, surface-water hydrology, and groundwater hydrology.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 14.301 Fluid Mechanics.

14.466 Introduction to LEED Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37656
Status Active

This course examines the principles of sustainability and how they are applied to engineering and the built environment. Areas covered include energy, water, materials, transportation, and green building principles. Issues of evaluation of sustainability, including life cycle analysis and rating systems, are also discussed. This course fulfills the educational requirements for eligibility to take the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate exam.

14.470 Engineering Economics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 2999
Status Active

Presentation of mathematical principles of economic analysis, with emphasis on defining alternatives and predicting consequences of proposed investments. Emphasis is placed on the economic, social and environmental impacts of proposed Civil Engineering projects. The attractiveness of investments is judged by present worth, annual worth, rate of return, and benefit-cost ratio techniques. Sensitivity analysis, depreciation and tax impacts in economic studies are also discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 49.201 Economics I (Microeconomics) or 49.202 Economics II (Macroeconomics).

14.475 Construction Management I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3000
Status Active

Development of management skills and techniques to plan, schedule, supervise, and control construction projects. Project estimating; labor costs and productivity; construction plans, specifications and contracts; labor relations; time, cost and quality control; construction equipment and project decision making and financing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 14.372 C E Systems.

14.480 Special Topics in Civil Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3002
Status Active

Contemporary topics in selected areas of study within civil engineering. Course content is chosen by the instructor to meet the interests of the students.

14.481 Special Topics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3003
Status Active

Contemporary topics in selected areas of study within civil engineering. Course content is chosen by the instructor to meet the interests of the students.

14.483 Spec Topics: Civil Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3004
Status Active

Contemporary topics in selected areas of study within civil engineering. Course content is chosen by the instructor to meet the interests of the students.

14.485 Capstone Design Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3005
Status Active

Introduction to the essentials of engineering design and a forum for practicing the design process. Integrates many elements of the curriculum through a comprehensive design project to professional standards. Projects includes the use of open-ended problems, feasibility analysis, complete design process, consideration of alternative solutions, and cost estimation. Students practice team effort, development of a system perspective, communication skills, reporting, and presentations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Senior Status.

14.491 Industrial Experience I Credits: 0-12

Course Details
Min Credits 0
Max Credits 12
Course ID 3007
Status Active

The new Cooperative Education program for undergraduates combines academic studies with work experience in appropriate positions in the public or private sectors. It permits students to participate in the flexible schedule of study and work that is related to their academic fields of study and to receive academic credit for the work experience. Requires 500 hours of cooperative education engineering experiences, on a full-time or part-time basis, during any academic semester or summer. All co-op work must be pre-approved by the Co-op Coordinator. (Effective with Class of 2001-02, students in CEE are able to earn three credits after the successful completion of both Industrial Experience I and II).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Junior level and 2.0 GPA or higher.

14.492 Industrial Experience II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3008
Status Active

The new Cooperative Education program for undergraduates combines academic studies with work experience in appropriate positions in the public or private sectors. It permits students to participate in the flexible schedule of study and work that is related to their academic fields of study and to receive academic credit for the work experience. Requires 500 hours of cooperative education engineering experiences, on a full-time or part-time basis, during any academic semester or summer. All co-op work must be pre-approved by the Co-op Coordinator. (Effective with Class of 2001-02, students in CEE are able to earn three credits after the successful completion of both Industrial Experience I and II).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req or Co-req: 14.491 Industrial Experience I, and Junior level and 2.0 GPA or higher.

14.493 Industrial Experience III Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3009
Status Active

15.113 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 3096
Status Active

Demonstrates CAD concepts using both class discussion and laboratory work. Using interactive computer graphics workstations, students will create several civil/architectural drawings that involve the processes of inserting and modifying lines, arcs, text, dimensions, and other geometric entities. AutoCAD is used in this course.

15.123 Surveying I Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 3098
Status Active

Basic principles of surveying: use, care, and adjustments of tape, engineers transit, engineers level, theodolite and electronic distance measuring devices; introduction to surveying processes by means of traverse computations, development of topographic information, introduction to global positioning systems, elementary photogrammetry, the Internet, and the use of the electronic computer in land surveying. Problems are used to illustrate basic principles.

15.124 Surveying II Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 3099
Status Active

Basic principles of route designing and surveying. An introduction to the preparation of calculations and plans for the construction of all routes of transportation. Class topics include route geometry determination, curve geometry, economic analysis using cost to benefit rationale. Determination of earthwork quantities and the use of the electronic computer in route surveying. Problems are used to illustrate basic principles.

15.131 Environmental Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3100
Status Active

Emphasizes basic chemical theory. Reactions and equations are presented, along with an introduction to the structure and character of water, its impurities, and the chemical treatment schemes that have been devised to deal with them.

15.152 Water Biology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3102
Status Active

Covers the following topics: uses of biology lab tools; microscope basic chemistry; water molecules; physical properties; biochemistry; life functions; features of life and the cell; classification; viruses and monerans; simple water animals; simple water plants; protists and fungi; methods of transport, osmosis, diffusion, etc.; photosynthesis, respiration, ecosystems, and biomes.

15.242 Steel Design I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3110
Status Active

Provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structural steel elements based on AISC LRFD code requirements. Structural elements covered include tension members, columns, beams, and beam columns. Types of structures considered include simple and continuous spans, and braced and unbraced frames. Strength, serviceability, design economy and good design practice principles are discussed. Use of computer software to perform routine analysis and design tasks is reviewed and examples provided.

15.246 Hydraulics Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3111
Status Active

Presents the properties of fluids, principles of hydrostatic pressure, fluid flow with applications to orifices, tubes, wires, and pipes. Two demonstration laboratory sessions will be held during the semester.

15.263 Wastewater Operations Laboratory I Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 3121
Status Active

In this lab, fundamental principles of biological wastewater treatment are explained. Students perform basic wet chemistry tests for monitoring and operating a biological wastewater treatment system.

15.274 Water Works Operations Lab I Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 3123
Status Active

Introduces the students to fundamental laboratory equipment as applied to the operation of water treatment facilities. The following determinations will be conducted: odor, color, turbidity, jar tests, pH, chlorine residual, acidity, alkalinity, hardness, chlorine, iron, manganese, phosphate, aluminum, nitrogen, cycle, coliform, microscopic analysis, heavy metals, and organics. Pre-Requisite: 15.131.

15.280 Industrial Waste Treatment Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3124
Status Active

This course examines the state and federal regulations for industrial wastewater treatment. Basic chemistry is covered and physical-chemical treatment for neutralization, oxidation-reduction, metals removal, and cyanide destruction is reviewed in detail along with numerous sample problems. Common industrial waste treatment processes such as filtration, ion exchange, activated carbon, ultra filtration reverse osmosis and other membrane filtration techniques are presented. Chemical feed systems, polymer feed systems, chemical dosage calculations, jar testing, sludge handling, and dewatering methods and sludge calculations are also discussed.

15.315 Land Development Desktop Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30318
Status Active

15.353 Forensic Engineering Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32150
Status Active

This course is a survey of forensic engineering with particular emphasis on using engineering science and technology to investigate and reconstruct failures of engineered systems. Topics include qualifications of the forensic engineer, the scientific method, failure hypotheses, levels of confidence, physical evidence, field investigation techniques, examination and testing, codes and standards, and personnel safety. Other topics include ethics, the hired gun, junk science, the legal process, introduction to expert witness testimony, trial exhibits, Frye and Daubert decisions, bias, forensic engineering practice, and engineering reports.

15.486 Transportation Elements Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 3151
Status Active

Transportation Elements is the study of a variety of issues associated with the planning, project evaluation, vehicle/driver/traffic characteristics, roadway capacity and social/economic/environmental impacts of transportation projects. Students will develop and retain a basic understanding of the environmental process and alternatives analysis as well as design considerations. Practical, real-world examples will be used to model the topics of each lecture. The concepts presented in this course directly relate to numerous other civil engineering fields.