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    CIVE 2100 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

    CIVE 2100 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Foundational concepts of biology and ecology. Introduction to the science and engineering principles that are applied in improving air, land and water resources. Historical development of environmental engineering. Types and sources of pollutants, and the process used for reducing the impact of those pollutants. Social and political considerations in Environmental Impact Statements.

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1050 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 3400 Civil Engineering Techniques: Surveying, CAD, GIS

    CIVE 3400 Civil Engineering Techniques: Surveying, CAD, GIS

    Credit Hours: 3

    Theory of plane surveying, care and use of surveying instruments. Distance measurements; bearing calculations; differential and profile leveling; angular measurements; stadia, simple curves; area and traverse computations.

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    CIVE 3410 Surveying Laboratory I

    CIVE 3410 Surveying Laboratory I

    Credit Hours: 1

    Care and use of surveying instruments. Performing a transit, using a level, total station, and a global positioning system.

    Prerequisites:

    • MTH 1400 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently) OR
    • MTH 1410 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 3420 Structural Theory

    CIVE 3420 Structural Theory

    Credit Hours: 4

    Stresses in truss members (including 3-dimensional trusses). Shear and bending movement in beams and frames; deflections; influence lines; analysis of statically indeterminate structures; introduction to matrix analysis of structure.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3260 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 3450 Construction Materials

    CIVE 3450 Construction Materials

    Credit Hours: 3

    Physical and mechanical, properties of concrete and asphalt. Manufacturing and quality control of concrete, concrete mix and asphalt mix design.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3260 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • ARCH 2430 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 3480 Geotechnical Engineering

    CIVE 3480 Geotechnical Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Origin of soils, composition, soil characteristics and soil classification. Principles of effective stress; permeability and seepage. Shear strength of soils. Introduction to consolidation theory, compaction.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3260 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 3490 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

    CIVE 3490 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

    Credit Hours: 1

    Laboratory to accompany CIVE 3480.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4100 Transportation Engineering

    CIVE 4100 Transportation Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

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

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3400 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4112 Fundamentals of Engineering for Civil/Environmental Engineers

    CIVE 4112 Fundamentals of Engineering for Civil/Environmental Engineers

    Credit Hours: 1

    This course focuses on preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination, which is the first step toward professional licensure. Topics covered are the ones on the Civil Engineering FE exam.

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    CIVE 4300 Forensic Engineering

    CIVE 4300 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently) OR
    • ARCH 2430 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4320 Cost Estimating

    CIVE 4320 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3450 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4360 Timber Design

    CIVE 4360 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)

    Corequisites:

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    CIVE 4390 Design Build

    CIVE 4390 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3450 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4400 Structural Dynamics

    CIVE 4400 Structural Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3

    Rigorous analysis of one-degree systems. Lumped-mass multi-degree systems. Numerical methods including Newmark's and Dumhamel's integral methods. Matrix presentation of M.D.O.F. systems. Nuclear power plant analysis. Earthquake effects and general dynamic analysis.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3420 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3130 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4430 Structural Modeling with REVIT and CAD

    CIVE 4430 Structural Modeling with REVIT and CAD

    Credit Hours: 3

    Modeling of structural systems in 2D and 3D with REVIT and CAD. Can be a first course in CAD for structural engineers. Creation of building plans.

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    CIVE 4500 Water and Waste-Water Engineering

    CIVE 4500 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4510 Water and Waste-Water Engineering Laboratory

    CIVE 4510 Water and Waste-Water Engineering Laboratory

    Credit Hours: 1

    Laboratory to accompany CIVE 4500.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4500 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4520 Water Resources Engineering

    CIVE 4520 Water Resources Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3

    Management of fresh water sources for residential, agricultural, industrial, recreational, and environmental use.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3140 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4530 Applied Hydraulics and Hydrology

    CIVE 4530 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • ENGR 3140 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4610 Loading Codes

    CIVE 4610 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 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis & Design

    CIVE 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis & 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4660 Bridge Design

    CIVE 4660 Bridge Design

    Credit Hours: 3

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

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4680 Design of Steel and Concrete Structures

    CIVE 4680 Design of Steel and Concrete Structures

    Credit Hours: 4

    Structural proportioning of reinforced concrete members such as: beams, floors, columns and footings. Students will be able to design structural steel tension members, columns, beams, beam-columns and simple connections. Students will develop an understanding of the how and when design methods are applicable and how to make good design assumptions based on controlling theories.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3420 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4700 Special Topics in Civil Engineering

    CIVE 4700 Special Topics in Civil Engineering

    Credit Hours: 1 TO 6

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

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    CIVE 4722 Engineering Geology

    CIVE 4722 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4740 Advanced Steel Design

    CIVE 4740 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4742 Advanced Pavement Design

    CIVE 4742 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 3450 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • CIVE 4100 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4750 Prestressed Concrete

    CIVE 4750 Prestressed 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 D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4760 Advanced Concrete Design

    CIVE 4760 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4780 Foundation Engineering

    CIVE 4780 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4800 Design of Earth Retention

    CIVE 4800 Design of Earth Retention

    Credit Hours: 3

    Classical and modern earth pressure theories and their experimental justification. Pressures and basis for design of retaining walls. Reinforced earth walls, braced open cuts, anchored bulk heads, cofferdams. Prediction of ground movement and damage to existing structures. Case histories dealing with actual projects.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4810 Design of Masonry Structure

    CIVE 4810 Design of Masonry Structure

    Credit Hours: 3

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

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3420 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • CIVE 3450 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • CIVE 4680 (May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4820 Civil Engineering Senior Design Project

    CIVE 4820 Civil Engineering Senior Design Project

    Credit Hours: 3

    Supervised design projects applying the fundamentals of engineering science and the concepts of planning and systems analysis in the design of practical engineering works. The scope includes needs analysis, formulation of the design problem statement and evaluative criteria; analysis of alternative solutions and the generation of specifications. Economic, social, environmental, aesthetic and safety constraints are considered. Practicing professional engineers are invited to serve as consultants. Written and oral reports are required.

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    CIVE 4830 Hazardous Waste

    CIVE 4830 Hazardous Waste

    Credit Hours: 3

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

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4840 Environmental Chemistry

    CIVE 4840 Environmental Chemistry

    Credit Hours: 3

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

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4850 Project Management and Costing

    CIVE 4850 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 4860 Environmental Microbiology

    CIVE 4860 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 2100 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • BIO 1030 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • BIO 1080 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) OR
    • BIO 1200 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4862 Soil Remediation

    CIVE 4862 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently) OR
    • BIO 1080 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4864 Landfill Design

    CIVE 4864 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4866 Groundwater

    CIVE 4866 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • CIVE 4722 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
    • ENGR 3140 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4868 Environmental Modeling

    CIVE 4868 Environmental Modeling

    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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 4866 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4872 Sustainable Engineering

    CIVE 4872 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 4880 Solid Waste

    CIVE 4880 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4900 Municipal Design Using Geographical Information Systems

    CIVE 4900 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3400 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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    CIVE 4910 Geographical Information Systems

    CIVE 4910 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.

    Prerequisites:

    • CIVE 3400 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
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