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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Dynamics, MATH 2340 Differential Equations, or MATH.2360 Eng.Differential Equations.
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.
Experiments and written reports. Testing and measurement techniques and material standards illustrating behavior of materials, including metals, wood, and Portland cement concrete.
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 and Co-requisites: CIVE.3100 (pre-requisite), CIVE.3330 (co-requisite), and CIVE.3010 or MECH.3810 or CHEN.3030 (co-requisite)
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.
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.
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-req: MATH.1320 Calculus II, and Pre-req or Co-req: CIVE.2860 Prob & Stats for Engineers, or MATH.2830 Intro to Stats or MATH.3860 Prob & Stats I.
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.
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.
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.
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-req: CHEM.1220 Chemistry II, and CHEM.1240L Chemistry II Lab, and Co-req: CIVE.3320 Environmental Engineering Lab, and ENGN.2070 Dynamics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 or Co-req: CIVE.3720 Civil Engineering Systems.
Contemporary topics in selected areas of study within civil engineering. Course content is chosen by the instructor to meet the interests of the students.
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.
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). "Variable credit course, student chooses appropriate amount of credits when registering."
Junior level and 2.0 GPA or higher.
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.
There is currently no description available for this course.
Overview of fundamental chemistry related to the source, fate and reactivity of compounds in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Topics include reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, redox reactions, chemical thermodynamics, carbonate systems, environmental fate of chemicals in natural and polluted environments, anthropogenic and natural pollution.
Pre-Req: CHEM.1220 Chemistry II.
Laboratory and field experiments on fluid mechanics including measurement of fluid properties, analysis of fluid flow patterns and fluid flow in closed conduits, and flow measurements. Course emphasizes data acquisition and analysis, and report writing.
Pre-req: MATH.2310 Calculus III, and ENGN.2070 Dynamics, and MATH.2360/2340 Differential Equations, and Co-req: CIVE.3010 Fluid Mechanics.
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.
Pre-req: CHEM.1220 Chemistry II, or CHEM.1360 Honors Chemistry II, and ENGN.2070 Dynamics.
This course emphasizes the ecology and physical-chemical processes used in water and wastewater treatment. Topics covered include Streeter-Phelps model, coagulation, flocculation, water softening, precipitation, filtration, activated carbon adsorption, and disinfection.
Pre-req: CIVE.3620 Environmental Engineering I, and ENVE.2010 Environmental Engineering Chemistry.
Thermodynamic laws, energy balance, conservation of energy, heat transfer, energy conversion and efficiency, ideal and non-ideal gas and gas mixtures, design and evaluation of renewable energy systems.
Pre-req: PHYS.1410 Physics I, and CHEM.1220 Chemistry II, and MATH.1320 Calculus II.
Groundwater flow and aquifer behavior in response to pumping will be addressed. Analysis of contaminant transport and the formation of multi-dimensional contaminant plume formation will be conducted. Physical, chemical and biological based technologies for contaminated aquifer remediation are covered.
Pre-req: BIOL.2100 Biology for Engineers, and CIVE.3010 Fluid Mechanics, and CIVE.3620 Environmental Engineering I.
This course focuses on the fundamental aspects of biological processes that are commonly used in water and wastewater treatment. Topics covered include: the mechanisms and kinetics of biological reactions, mass balances of biological reactors, biological reactor design and diagnosis, and aeration and gas transfer.
Pre-req: CIVE.3620 Environmental Engineering I, and BIOL.2100 Biology for Engineers.
The properties of organic chemicals and equilibrium chemistry controlling the distribution of these chemicals between air, water and soil will be studied. Transport processes and the lifetime of chemicals in the environment will be investigated. Risk assessment for the exposure to chemical contaminants will be addressed.
Pre-req: ENVE.3650 Groundwater Hydrogeology and Remediation.
Review of gaseous pollutants, their chemistry and properties. Emissions of air pollutants (mass balances) and atmospheric sciences related to air pollution. Gas and particulate handling and treatment technologies are addressed.
Pre-req:CIVE.3010 Fluid Mechanics, and CIVE.3620 Environmental Engineering I.
This course introduces students to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) code of ethics and standards of practice for environmental professionals. Topics include codes of ethics, agreements and contracts, ethical and legal considerations, professional liability, public protection issues, environmental regulations, and environmental sustainability considerations. It prepares students to think critically while working with complex environmental issues.
Pre-req: CIVE.3620 Environmental Engineering I.
Generation, storage, collection, transfer and transport, processing and disposal of municipal solid wastes; treatment and disposal of water and wastewater treatment sludge; landfill design; alternative waste management and disposal strategies.
Pre-req: ENVE.3630 Environmental Engineering II, and ENVE,3660 Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering, and CIVE.3720 Civil Engineering Systems.
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. Project includes the use of open-ended design problems, feasibility and impact analysis, complete design process, consideration of alternative solutions, and cost estimation and scheduling. Students practice team effort, development of a system perspective, communication skills, reporting, and presentations. The course is fast paced and covers new design elements in each module.