Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

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

CIVE 2100 Introduction to Environmental EngineeringCredit 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, GISCredit 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 ICredit 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 TheoryCredit 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 MaterialsCredit 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 EngineeringCredit 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 LaboratoryCredit 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 EngineeringCredit 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 4300 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.

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 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.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 3450 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4360 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.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CIVE 4680

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CIVE 4390 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.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 3450 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4400 Structural DynamicsCredit 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 CADCredit 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 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.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4510 Water and Waste-Water Engineering LaboratoryCredit 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 EngineeringCredit 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 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.

Prerequisites:
ENGR 3140 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4610 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 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis & 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.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4660 Bridge DesignCredit 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 StructuresCredit 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 EngineeringCredit 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 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.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4740 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.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4742 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 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 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 D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4760 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.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 4680 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4780 Foundation EngineeringCredit Hours: 3

Exploration, sampling and in-situ soil measurements. Bearing capacity of foundations. Foundation settlements. Design of footings and mat foundation. Design and construction elements of retaining walls, sheet piles, coffer-dams, pile foundations, and caissons.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4800 Design of Earth RetentionCredit 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 StructureCredit 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 ProjectCredit 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 WasteCredit 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 ChemistryCredit 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 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 4860 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Prerequisites:
CIVE 3480 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4866 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.

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 ModelingCredit 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 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 4880 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.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CIVE 4900 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.

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

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CIVE 4910 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.

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

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