Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

UDM Academic Policies Course Descriptions List of All Programs Faculty
Civil Engineering Courses

CIVE 5100 Transportation EngineeringCredit 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 EngineeringCredit Hours: 3

An advanced course in vehicular traffic.
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CIVE 5300 Forensic EngineeringCredit 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 EstimatingCredit 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 ModelingCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 BuildCredit 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 DynamicsCredit 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 EngineeringCredit 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 SoilsCredit 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.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 4780 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 5480 Advanced Soil MechanicsCredit 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 MechanicsCredit 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 StabilityCredit 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 EngineeringCredit 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 LaboratoryCredit Hours: 1

Laboratory to accompany CIVE 5500.
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CIVE 5530 Applied Hydraulics and HydrologyCredit 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 DamsCredit 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 TunnelingCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 CodesCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 StructuresCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 ICredit 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 EngineeringCredit 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 GeologyCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 ManagementCredit 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 ConcreteCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 ConcreteCredit 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 OperationsCredit 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 OperationsCredit 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 StructuresCredit 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 WasteCredit 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 ChemistryCredit 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 CostingCredit 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 MicrobiologyCredit 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 RemediationCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 GroundwaterCredit 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 CapstoneCredit 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 EngineeringCredit Hours: 3

Exploration, sampling and in-situ soil measurements. Bearing capacity of foundations. Foundation settlements. Design of footings and mat foundation. Retaining walls. Sheet piles and coffer-dams. Pile foundations. Caissons.
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CIVE 5872 Sustainable EngineeringCredit 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 WasteCredit 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 RetentionCredit 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 SystemsCredit 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 SystemsCredit 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 DesignCredit 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 ThesisCredit 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 DissertationCredit 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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