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    CIVE 5100 Transportation Engineering

    CIVE 5100 Transportation Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Historical development of road transportation, design of roadways related engineering studies, level of service, economic evaluation and safety.

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    CIVE 5120 Advanced Traffic Engineering

    CIVE 5120 Advanced Traffic Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    An advanced course in vehicular traffic.

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    CIVE 5300 Forensic Engineering

    CIVE 5300 Forensic Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of the relationship among the design, construction, and performance of civil engineering structures. Methods for evaluation of existing structures, including buildings and pavements, engineering analysis of the failure of civil engineering structures. Non-destructive testing and health monitoring. Design of repairs or upgrades to existing structures, including cost estimating, scheduling, plans, and specifications.

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    CIVE 5320 Cost Estimating

    CIVE 5320 Cost Estimating

    Credit Hours: 3

    Conceptual Estimating, Hard Dollar Estimating, Unit Cost Estimating, Proposal Preparation, Qualifications & Clarifications Writing and Review, Overview of Bid Day (Organized Chaos), Contractual Issues (AIA 201), Ethics,/Legality of Bid Shopping, and Bid-rigging and Collusion.

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    CIVE 5340 Integration of Building Information Modeling

    CIVE 5340 Integration of Building Information Modeling

    Credit Hours: 3

    Building information modeling (BIM) by integrating structural software programs (CAD, REVIT, RAM). RAM Structural system of building design and analysis.

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    CIVE 5360 Timber Design

    CIVE 5360 Timber Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Structural proportioning of timber, allowable stress design methods; design of timber beams, framing systems, columns, floors and roofs. Behavior and design of structural timber elements. Design of connections.

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    CIVE 5390 Design Build

    CIVE 5390 Design Build

    Credit Hours: 3

    Role of design-builder or design-build contractor in construction, methods of construction, project delivery, accountability, single source contractor, value based feedback system, contracts, and submittals.

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    CIVE 5400 Advanced Structural Dynamics

    CIVE 5400 Advanced Structural Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Modeling structures as single and multiple degrees of freedom. Iterative time and series analysis. Design considerations for buildings subject to earthquake loading.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4400 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 5402 Earthquake Engineering

    CIVE 5402 Earthquake Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Seismicity. Causes and types of earthquakes. Propagation of earthquakes. Measurement tools. Spectrum of strong ground motion. Seismic hazard assessment. Influence of local site conditions. Determining structural response.

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    CIVE 5420 Dynamics of Foundations and Soils

    CIVE 5420 Dynamics of Foundations and Soils

    Credit Hours: 3

    Elements of vibration. Wave propagation in an elastic medium. Dynamic properties and dynamic testing of soils. Dynamic earth pressure and bearing capacity. Liquefaction of soils. Machine foundations. Previous experience in Foundation Engineering is expected for students taking this course.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4780 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 5480 Advanced Soil Mechanics

    CIVE 5480 Advanced Soil Mechanics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Flow through porous media. Flow net. Theory of consolidation. Computation of settlement. Secondary consolidation. Shearing strength. Theory of failure. Slope stability. Bearing capacity. Frost penetration analysis.

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    CIVE 5482 Principles of Rock Mechanics

    CIVE 5482 Principles of Rock Mechanics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Review of rock formation. Reaction of rocks to stress and strain. Friction on rock surfaces. Rock failure theories. Elastic and inelastic behavior. Excavations.

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    CIVE 5484 Principles of Slope Stability

    CIVE 5484 Principles of Slope Stability

    Credit Hours: 3

    Causes of slope failure. Review of soil mechanics. Shear strength. Equilibrium model of stability. Reinforcing slopes.

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    CIVE 5500 Water and Waste-Water Engineering

    CIVE 5500 Water and Waste-Water Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Collection, treatment and distribution of water for domestic, fire and industrial uses. Collection, treatment and disposal of domestic, industrial and storm wastes. Analysis and design of water and waste-water treatment systems. Field trips and environmental experiments are included.

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    CIVE 5510 Water and Waste-Water Engineering Laboratory

    CIVE 5510 Water and Waste-Water Engineering Laboratory

    Credit Hours: 1

    Laboratory to accompany CIVE 5500.

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    CIVE 5530 Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology

    CIVE 5530 Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology

    Credit Hours: 3

    Precipitation and run-off studies. Probability applications to hydrological data. Open channel flow, network theory, hydraulic structures and reservoir design. Computer Applications.

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    CIVE 5540 Earth Dams

    CIVE 5540 Earth Dams

    Credit Hours: 3

    Fundamentals of problems in slope stability, seepage in composite sections and anisotropic materials. Compaction and field observations. Control of piping. Cracking of earth dams. Construction and case histories.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 5580 Soft Ground Tunneling

    CIVE 5580 Soft Ground Tunneling

    Credit Hours: 3

    Construction techniques, primary and secondary lining, control of ground movement, shaft construction and design, instrumentation and monitoring, case histories.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 5600 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design

    CIVE 5600 Advanced Structural Analysis and Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Review of Maxwell-Mohr superposition and generalized stiffness method. Advanced concepts in slope deflection and moment distribution including symmetry, anti-symmetry, anticipation and variable EL sections. Design of multi-storied structures.

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    CIVE 5610 Loading Codes

    CIVE 5610 Loading Codes

    Credit Hours: 3

    To become acquainted with primary source documents and other information used for determination of the loads and load combinations used for the design of buildings and other structures common in structural engineering practice. The course will focus on the procedures and data used to conform with the International Building Code mainly through the application of the requirements given in ASCE/SEI 7-10. Examples will be presented from professional practice. Students will gain familiarity with the procedures and methods used to determine structural loads required for design of new structures and for the evaluation of existing ones.

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    CIVE 5630 Environmental Risk Analysis and Design

    CIVE 5630 Environmental Risk Analysis and Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Understand and mitigate risk associated with handling chemicals; characteristics of risk analysis; hazard identification; fault tree analysis; exposure assessment; dose response; risk management and regulations.

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    CIVE 5640 Design of Thin Shell/Folded Plate Structures

    CIVE 5640 Design of Thin Shell/Folded Plate Structures

    Credit Hours: 3

    Membrane theory. Design of shells of revolution and hyperbolic paraboloidal shells. Edge effects. Supporting structures. Design of structures composed of thin plates at angles to each other. Diaphragms. Buckling of thin elements.

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    CIVE 5660 Bridge Design

    CIVE 5660 Bridge Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Use of ASSHTO Design Codes, Design techniques for Beam, Curved, Box Girder, Segmental, Cable-Stayed, and Suspension Bridge. Consideration of Deck Systems.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 5700 Elasticity I

    CIVE 5700 Elasticity I

    Credit Hours: 3

    Concepts of displacement, strain, stress and elasticity. Equations of equilibrium and compatibility. Several elementary problems. Torsion of prismatic bars. Flexure of cantilever beams. Plane stress and plane strain. Two-dimensional problems in polar coordinates. Transformations of coordinates.

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    CIVE 5710 Special Topics in Civil Engineering

    CIVE 5710 Special Topics in Civil Engineering

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 6

    Special topics in engineering to be determined by faculty member and student with department approval. Students conduct directed readings in an area of engineering, and produce a design or a report.

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    CIVE 5722 Engineering Geology

    CIVE 5722 Engineering Geology

    Credit Hours: 3

    Geological process that form, move and change earth materials. Understanding how earth process effect engineered projects. Determining sub-surface conditions. Formation of soil. Classification and mapping of soil. Properties of soil such as physical, chemical and biological. Issues in use of land such as fertility, adaption of soil, and use for treatment of wastes.

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    CIVE 5740 Advanced Pavement Design

    CIVE 5740 Advanced Pavement Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Pavement types: inflexible and rigid pavements, bases, subgrades, shoulders, bituminous surfaces, design of flexible airport pavements and highway pavements, design of rigid airport highway pavements.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 5742 Advanced Steel Design

    CIVE 5742 Advanced Steel Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Brief review of AISC Code. Fatigue. Design of built-up members, including straight and curved beams. Torsion. Box girders. Steel Tanks. Composite construction and other topics of interest.

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    CIVE 5750 Pavement Design and Management

    CIVE 5750 Pavement Design and Management

    Credit Hours: 3

    Pavement types: inflexible and rigid pavements, bases, subgrades, shoulders, bituminous surfaces, design of flexible airport pavements and highway pavements, design of riding airport highway pavements.

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    CIVE 5760 Pre-Stressed Concrete

    CIVE 5760 Pre-Stressed Concrete

    Credit Hours: 3

    Pre-stress loss, deflection. Shear and torsion. Section design and proportioning. Load balancing and application to two-way slabs and continuous beams. Segmental bridges. Precast buildings. Design of pre-stressed concrete structures.

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    CIVE 5762 Advanced Concrete Design

    CIVE 5762 Advanced Concrete Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Design of combined footings, beam-column, retaining walls, two-way reinforced floor slabs. Flat slab systems. Continuous slab bridges. Shear wall designs. Design for shear, torsion and bending. Shear friction. Multi-storied buildings.

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    CIVE 5770 Pre-Stressed Concrete

    CIVE 5770 Pre-Stressed Concrete

    Credit Hours: 3

    Pre-stress loss, deflection. Shear and torsion. Section design and proportioning. Load balancing and application to two-way slabs and continuous beams. Segmental bridges. Pre-cast buildings. Design of pre-stressed concrete structures.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 4420 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 5780 Physicochemical Unit Operations

    CIVE 5780 Physicochemical Unit Operations

    Credit Hours: 3

    Physical and chemical separation and transformation processes in natural and engineered environmental systems. Process modeling. Design of operations including chemical oxidation, reduction, sorption, stripping, ion exchange processes, membrane separations, particle aggregation and coagulation, sedimentation and filtration.

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    CIVE 5800 Biological Unit Operations

    CIVE 5800 Biological Unit Operations

    Credit Hours: 3

    Principles and design of suspended growth and biofilm processes for renovating wastewater and detoxifying hazardous materials including activated sludge, lagoons, rotating biological contractors and trickling filters.

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    CIVE 5810 Design of Masonry Structures

    CIVE 5810 Design of Masonry Structures

    Credit Hours: 3

    Construction applications of masonry structures. Specifying masonry designs. Designing structural and non-structural masonry in buildings.

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    CIVE 5820 Hazardous Waste

    CIVE 5820 Hazardous Waste

    Credit Hours: 3

    Methods used for disposal or detoxification of hazardous wastes, including landfill, thermal, chemical and biological processes.

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    CIVE 5840 Environmental Chemistry

    CIVE 5840 Environmental Chemistry

    Credit Hours: 3

    Chemistry of transformation processes in natural and engineered environmental systems. Applications of reactor concepts to system modeling, thermodynamics and rate of mass transport and reaction processes in natural waters, treatment operations and other systems of concern in environmental engineering.

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    CIVE 5850 Project Management and Costing

    CIVE 5850 Project Management and Costing

    Credit Hours: 3

    General project management concepts including bidding, scheduling, progress monitoring, and closeout. Organizational structures within the engineering discipline including corporate or government and teams within corporations or governmental agencies. Economic analysis or projects including initial cost estimates and life-cycle cost analysis. Project networks including resource scheduling.

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    CIVE 5860 Environmental Microbiology

    CIVE 5860 Environmental Microbiology

    Credit Hours: 3

    Identification, description and activities of bacteria, algae, protozoa and fungi in water and soil that are principally responsible for the cycling of chemical elements and pollutant transformation. Water-borne pathogens and disinfection processes.

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    CIVE 5862 Soil Remediation

    CIVE 5862 Soil Remediation

    Credit Hours: 3

    Sources, types and characteristics of contaminants, their migration and interaction with soil and groundwater; contaminated site characterization; remedial strategy; contaminated site characterization; contaminated soil and groundwater remediation technologies.

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    CIVE 5864 Landfill Design

    CIVE 5864 Landfill Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    Dealing with potential problems of storage of waste material in landfills. Preventing leachate from moving to surrounding areas in ground or surface water. Design of liners, leak detection, drainage layers, capping.

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    CIVE 5866 Groundwater

    CIVE 5866 Groundwater

    Credit Hours: 3

    Groundwater and groundwater systems, role of groundwater in hydrologic cycles, physical properties of groundwater and aquifers, principles and fundamental equations of porous media flow and mass transport, well hydraulics and pumping test analysis, water chemistry, groundwater quality and contamination, hydrology management.

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    CIVE 5868 Environmental Engineering Graduate Capstone

    CIVE 5868 Environmental Engineering Graduate Capstone

    Credit Hours: 3

    Creation of analog and digital models of physical processes in groundwater, surface water, watersheds, and environmental processes. Site characterization, model development, visualization. Using bore hole data. Finite differences and finite element methods.

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    CIVE 5870 Foundation Engineering

    CIVE 5870 Foundation Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course covers the analysis and design of shallow foundations, mat foundations, and deep foundations for various soil profiles. The development of a design soil profile from field and laboratory investigations. The design of shallow foundations and mat foundations for bearing capacity and settlement. The design of deep foundations subjected to axial loads for capacity and settlement. The design of deep foundations subjected to lateral loads for capacity and movement.

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    CIVE 5872 Sustainable Engineering

    CIVE 5872 Sustainable Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Engineering in the context of social, environmental, and economic issues. Life cycle analysis of the complete cycle of a project to minimize environmental impact while maximizing social and economic value. Sources of energy and energy policy. Management of solid and hazardous waste, air pollution.

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    CIVE 5880 Solid Waste

    CIVE 5880 Solid Waste

    Credit Hours: 3

    Engineering and design of methods for collection and disposal of solid wastes in urban communities and related effects of such processes on the environment.

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    CIVE 5890 Design of Earth Retention

    CIVE 5890 Design of Earth Retention

    Credit Hours: 3

    Types of excavations and shoring systems. Engineering properties of soil. Ground water control. Earth retaining systems. OSHA requirements.

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    CIVE 5900 Municipal Design Using Geographical Information Systems

    CIVE 5900 Municipal Design Using Geographical Information Systems

    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to geographical information system (GIS) and its application in construction management, geo-technical engineering, transportation engineering, structural engineering and environmental engineering. Standard GIS software will be used as a part of this course.

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    CIVE 5910 Geographical Information Systems

    CIVE 5910 Geographical Information Systems

    Credit Hours: 3

    Design projects in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will be able to acquire GIS data, process the data geographically, assess the reliability of the data, and customize the graphic user interface, and software function. Students will be able to compare functionality of several GIS packages.

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    CIVE 5920 Capstone Design

    CIVE 5920 Capstone Design

    Credit Hours: 3

    The graduate capstone design project is a major design experience as it draws upon topics covered in several courses. The project gives the students the opportunity to follow a project from conceptualization to design completion.

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    CIVE 5990 Civil Engineering Master's Thesis

    CIVE 5990 Civil Engineering Master's Thesis

    Credit Hours: 3 OR 6

    Research, study and other activity appropriate to the master's thesis. Students should consult the graduate program advisor for format requirements. A total of six credits of research credit are required for the master's thesis. The credits can be taken as two CIVE 5990 sections. Instructor permission required.

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    CIVE 7990 Civil Engineering Doctoral Dissertation

    CIVE 7990 Civil Engineering Doctoral Dissertation

    Credit Hours: 0 TO 9

    Research, study and other activity appropriate to the doctoral dissertation. Students should consult the Civil Engineering Department for format requirements.

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