Civil & Environmental Engineering

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CIVE.1070 Introduction to Engineering for Civil and Environmental (Formerly 25.107/14.107) Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 039470

14.107 Introduction to Engineering for Civil and Environmental Engineers This course provides an introduction to the elements of computer aided design using AutoCAD. Through assignments and projects, students learn various AutoCAD principles, i.e., graphic entities, hatch patterns, layering, and dimensioning, with special emphasis on completing a design project. Two-dimensional drafting and three-dimensional modeling and surface revolution are also discussed. This course is intended for freshmen in civil and environmental engineering majors.

CIVE.2250 Surveying I (Formerly 14.225) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002970

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-Reqs: ENGN 1070 Intro to Eng. I, and MATH 1320 Calc II or Co-Req MATH 1320 Calc II or Pre-Req MATH 1420 Honors Cal II or Co-Req MATH 1420 Honors Calc II or Pre-Req Calc ABC, and Co-Req CIVE 2860 Prob and Stats for Engineers or Pre-Req CIVE 2860 or 92

CIVE.2260 Geomatics (Formerly 14.226) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002971

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-Req: CIVE.2250 Surveying I.

CIVE.2860 Probability and Statistics for Engineers (Formerly 14.286) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002972

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-Req or Co-Req: MATH 1320 Calculus II.

CIVE.3010 Fluid Mechanics (Formerly 14.301) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002973

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-req: MATH 2310 Calculus III, ENGN 2070/14.205 Dynamics, MATH 2360 Eng.Differential Equations.

CIVE.3100 Engineering Materials (Formerly 14.310) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002975

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-Reqs: CHEM 1220 Chemistry II or CHEM 1360 Honors Chemistry II and 14.204 or ENGN 2060 Strength of Materials.

CIVE.3110 Engineering Materials Laboratory (Formerly 14.311) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 002976

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

CIVE.3300 Soil Mechanics (Formerly 14.330) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002977

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-Reqs: 14.204 Strength of Materials, CIVE 3010 Fluid Mechanics, CIVE 3100 Engineering Materials; Co-Req: CIVE 3330 Geotechnical Lab.

CIVE.3320 Environmental Engineering Laboratory (Formerly 14.332) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 002979

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.

Co-Req: 14.362 Environmental Engineering.

CIVE.3330 Geotechnical Laboratory (Formerly 14.333) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 002980

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.

Co-Req: 14.330 Soil Mechanics.

CIVE.3400 Transportation Engineering (Formerly 14.340) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002981

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-Reqs: MATH 1320 Calculus II, Pre-Req or Co-Req: CIVE 2860 Prob & Stats for Engineers, Co-Req: CIVE 3410 Transportation Eng Lab.

CIVE.3410 Transportation Engineering Laboratory (Formerly 14.341) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 002982

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.

Co-Req: 14.340 Transportation Eng.

CIVE.3500 Structural Analysis l (Formerly 14.350) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002983

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-Req: 14.204 Strength of Materials or 22.212 Strength of Materials.

CIVE.3520 Reinforced Concrete (Formerly 14.352) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002984

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-Req: CIVE 3100 Engineering Materials and CIVE 3500 Structural Analysis l.

CIVE.3620 Environmental Engineering (Formerly 14.362) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002985

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-Reqs: CHEM 1220 Chemistry II and CIVE 3010 or 10.206 or MECH 3810 Fluid Mechanics; Co-Req: CIVE 3320 Env. Eng. Lab.

CIVE.3720 Civil Engineering Systems (Formerly 14.372) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002986

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-Req: MATH 1320 Calculus II and MATH 2310 Calculus III or Co-Req: MATH 2310 Calculus III, pre-req CIVE 2860.

CIVE.4090 Environment Engineering Geology (Formerly 14.409) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002988

CIVE.4310 Foundation and Soil Engineering (Formerly 14.431) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002990

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-Req: 14.330 Soil Mechanics.

CIVE.4520 Steel Design (Formerly 14.452) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002993

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-Req: 14.350 Structural Analysis l.

CIVE.4600 Water Resources Engineering (Formerly 14.460) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002995

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-Req: 14.301 Fluid Mechanics.

CIVE.4660 Introduction to LEED (Formerly 14.466) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 037656

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.

CIVE.4700 Engineering Economics (Formerly 14.470) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 002999

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-Req: ECON 2010 Economics I (Microeconomics) or ECON 2020 Economics II (Macroeconomics).

CIVE.4750 Construction Management I (Formerly 14.475) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003000

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-req: 14.372 C E Systems.

CIVE.4800 Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Formerly 14.480) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003002

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

CIVE.4810 Special Topics (Formerly 14.481) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003003

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

CIVE.4830 Spec Topics: Civil Engineering (Formerly 14.483) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003004

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

CIVE.4850 Capstone Design (Formerly 14.485) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003005

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-Req: Senior Status.

CIVE.4910 Industrial Experience I (Formerly 14.491) Credits: 0-12

Course Details
Min Credits 0
Max Credits 12
Course ID 003007

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).

Junior level and 2.0 GPA or higher.

CIVE.4920 Industrial Experience II (Formerly 14.492) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003008

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

CIVE.4930 Industrial Experience III (Formerly 14.493) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 003009