CEE Undergraduate Courses
CEE 1880: CEE Orientation and Computer Applications (EnvE)
Orients students to programs of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, professional and academic advising, student services, professional societies, and engineering careers. Laboratory activities emphasize problem solving using computer applications, such as spreadsheets and the HP48 Scientific Calculator
CEE 2240: Engineering Surveying (EnvE)
Experience with a wide variety of common surveying equipment, including use and operation of levels, theodolites, total station equipment, and GPS. Prior to graduation, computer applications and field exercises prepare students for civil engineering employment early in their careers.
CEE 2250: Cooperative Practice I
Planned work experience in industry. Detailed program must have prior approval. Written report required.
Prerequisites: Preprofessional enrollment in either the Civil or Environmental Engineering program
CEE 2870: Sophomore Seminar(CE)
Supervised discussion and review of problems encountered by professional engineers.
CEE 2890: Environmental Engineering Sophomore Seminar
Introduces students to the field of environmental engineering, emphasizing design, ethics, and leadership in the environmental engineering profession. Emphasizes creative thinking, organizational skills, teamwork, professional ethics, and social responsibility.
CEE 3010: Mechanics of Materials (CE)
Includes principal stresses, combined loading and stresses, deflection of beams by direction integration, moment-area, conjugate beams and superposition, and deflection of frames and trusses by energymethods, columns, cables, and arches. Includes laboratories to demonstrate the mechanical behavior of materials.
Prerequisites: ENGR 2000, ENGR 2040
CEE 3020: Structural Analysis
Classification of structural types and development of loads. Analysis of both statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Analysis of trusses, beams, frames, cables, and arches. Utilization of approximate methods of analysis focusing on structural behavior.
Prerequisites: CEE 3010
CEE 3030: Uncertainty in Engineering Analysis (Env)
Principles of probability and statistics applied specifically to problems in civil and environmental engineering, including transportation, water quality, waste treatment, hydrology, and materials.
CEE 3080: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures(CE)
Design of reinforced concrete structural elements, simple and continuous reinforced beams, columns, joints, and one-way slabs. Includes concrete materials laboratory.
Prerequisites: CEE 3010
CEE 3210: Introduction to Transportation Engineering
Introduction to basic concepts of roadway geometric design, and intersection and highway capacity analysis. Other topics include: traffic flow characteristics, traffic studies, signal design, and transportation project evaluation.
Prerequisites: CEE 3030
CEE 3430: Engineering Hydrology (Env)
Processes and practical problems in: surface and groundwater hydrology, the hydrologic cycle, rainfall-run-off and flood analysis, regional groundwater flow and well hydraulics, and the design of water supply systems.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500 or AWER 3700 or Soils 5650
CEE 3500: Civil and Environmental Engineering Fluid Mechanics (Env)
Explores fluid properties, hydrostatics, fluid dynamics, similitude, energy and momentum principles, closed conduit flow, open channel flow, and flow measurement. Includes laboratory exercises in flow measurement, open channel flow, pipe friction, physical modeling, and data collection.
Prerequisites: Math 1220, Math 2210 or 2250, Engr 2010
CEE 3510: Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydraulics (Env)
Unsteady flow in open channel and closed circuits, non uniform flow in open channels, combined energy losses in pipelines, and distribution in pipe networks. Includes laboratory and computer exercises in data collection, pipe networks, and unsteady and nonuniform flow.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500
CEE 3610: Environmental Management
Introduction to environmental health, emphasizing relationships among environmental quality, public health, environmental and occupational health regulations, human health risk assessment, institutions, and engineered systems in environmental health management.
Prerequisites: MATH 1210, CHEM 1210, BIOL 1210 or Breadth Life Sciences course
CEE 3640: Water and Wastewater Engineering (CE)
Engineering analysis and design of processes for treatment of water and wastewater. Major topics include water quality evaluation; physical, chemical, and biological treatment systems; design of facilities for production of drinking water and for treatment and reclamation of municipal and industrial wastewater; and management of residuals from water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Prerequisites: CEE/PUBH 3610
CEE 3670: Transport Phenomena in Bio-Environmental Systems (EnvE)
Core course in both biological and environmental engineering. Students develop a detailed understanding of the principles, concepts, modes, and methods of calculating heat and mass transfer. Emphasis given to contaminant and nutrient flux, along with their state transformations, in order for the biological or environmental engineer to evaluate options for production, clean-up, and control of bio-environmental systems.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500, MAE 2400
CEE 3780: Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (Env)
Introduction to integrated management of municipal and industrial solid waste; household, commercial, and industrial hazardous waste; and resource recovery and recycling principles. Three lectures augmented by computer modeling, and field trip experiences related to modern solid and hazardous waste management principles.
Prerequisites: Professional Program standing in the College of Engineering or consent of instructor
CEE 3870: Professional/Technical Writing in CEE (Env)
Gives CEE students intensive practice with oral and written communication in business and technical CEE writing
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in CEE/PubH 3610
CEE 3880: Civil Engineering Design I
Introduction to senior engineering students’ integrated design experience. Design project is identified and proposal for its completion during the senior year is produced. Emphasizes project scheduling, and completion of design proposal.
Prerequisites: CEE 3870
CEE 3890: Environmental Engineering Design I
Introduction to senior environmental engineering students’ integrated design experience. Design project identified and proposal for its completion during the senior year is produced, under mentoring by course instructor. Emphasizes project identification, project scoping, manpower and materials budgeting, project scheduling, and completion of design proposal.
Prerequisites: CEE/PUBH 3610, CEE 3640, CEE/BIE 3670
CEE 4200: Engineering Economics(CE)
Applications of the mathematics of finance to engineering decision making.
Prerequisites: Senior year of engineering or instructor's consent.
CEE 4300: Engineering Soil Mechanics
Physical and mechanical properties of soils. Topics include: classification, permeability, soil stresses and settlement analysis, soil strength, slope stability, lateral earth pressures, introduction to foundations, numerical solutions, and computer applications.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500 (taken concurrently) and ENGR 2040
CEE 4790: Environmental Engineering Design II
Provides senior environmental engineering students with integrated design experience in two-semester sequence. Design projects proposed in CEE 3890 completed under mentoring of course instructor. Emphasizes team work, scheduling, design calculations, and completion of design report.
Prerequisites: First semester Senior Design experience in which Senior Project Proposal is written.
CEE 4870: Civil Engineering Design II
Provides senior engineering students with integrated design experience in two-semester sequence. Design projects proposed in Junior Design Proposal placed on team work, scheduling, design calculations, and completion of design report.
Prerequisites: CEE 3880; senior design technical elective should be taken concurrently
CEE 4880: Civil Engineering Design III
Provides senior engineering students with integrated design experience in two-semester sequence. Design projects started in CEE 4870 will be completed with presentation, report, and defense of design project.
Prerequisites: CEE 4870
CEE 4890: Environmental Engineering Design III
Provides senior environmental engineering students with integrated design experience in two-semester sequence. Completion of design projects begun in CEE 4790, with presentation, report, and defense
Prerequisites: CEE 4790
CEE 4930: Independent Study
Laboratory design or research project on problem selected by student. Requires review of literature, preparation of proposal describing project, completion of design or research project, and preparation of report.
CEE 5010: Matrix Analysis of Structures and Introduction to Finite Elements(CE)
Analysis of structures using matrix methods. Application of software based on the stiffness method to practical analysis problems. Introduction of Finite Element method based on stiffness approach and mathematical derivation of simple finite elements, along with application to practical problems.
Prerequisites: CEE 3010
CEE 5020: Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I
Introduction to finite element methods and their application to the analysis and design of mechanical engineering systems.
Prerequisites: MAE 3040
CEE 5050: Design of Wood and Masonry Structures
Design of beams, columns, joints, walls, and diaphragms in both wood and masonry materials. Current design codes will be utilized.
Prerequisites: CEE 3080
CEE 5060: Mechanics of Composite Materials I
Stress-strain relations for nonisotropic composites, such as fiber-reinforced plastic laminates, properties and their uses, strength and life determination, and methods for design using composite materials.
Prerequisites: MAE 3040 or CEE 3010
CEE 5070: Structural Steel Design
Structural steel design using load and resistance factor design (LRFD) method. Focuses on design of structural beams, columns, and connections utilizing steel design codes.
Prerequisites: CEE 3080
CEE 5080: Numerical Methods in Elasticity
Elasticity theory, stress and strain analysis, and yield criteria. Governing equilibrium, kinematic, and compatibility equations. Generalized Hooke’s law. Classical solutions of flex and torsion problems. Energy methods. Introduction to finite difference, finite element, and boundary element methods. Computer applications.
Prerequisites: CEE 3010
CEE 5100: Infrastructure Evaluation and Renewal
Evaluation of existing structural systems and techniques to improve their performance. Focuses on structures which are seismically deficient.
Prerequisites: CEE 3080, 5070
CEE 5190: Geographic Information Systems for Civil Engineers
Introduction to GIS concepts addressing data structures, spatial entities, and queries. Topics include location referencing methods, data collection techniques, current applications, and institutional and organizational issues.
CEE 5220: Traffic Engineering(CE)
Topics covered include characteristics, measurements, and analysis of volume, speed, density, and travel time; capacity and level of service analysis; signalization and traffic control devices.
CEE 5230: Geometric Design of Highways
Principles of highway location and planning, with full consideration of economic, environmental, and other impacts. Capacity analysis of intersections and highways, passing-lane design, and risk-cost based horizontal and vertical alignment design. Introduction to design software through coursework and term projects.
Prerequisites: CEE 3210
CEE 5240: Urban and Regional Transportation Planning
Examination of travel demand forecasting, data collection, and survey data analysis techniques. Focuses on transportation-land use interactions and impact of market- based policies on travel demand. Theories and applications of traditional and advanced trip distribution, mode choice, and route assignment models.
CEE 5250: Environmental Engineering Cooperative Practice
Applied environmental employment with primary focus of work experience related to one o fthe environmental engineering specialty areas
CEE 5350: Foundation Analysis and Design
Applications of theories studied in soil mechanics. Design considerations for various foundation types, including shallow foundations, driven piles, drilled shafts, walls, soil anchorages, and mechanically-stabilized earth support systems. Field investigation techniques and computer applications.
Prerequisites: CEE 4300
CEE 5380: Earthquake Engineering
Covers wide variety of earthquake engineering topics, including seismology and earthquake source characterization, strong ground motion, seismic hazard analysis, wave propagation, soil dynamics, ground response, local site effects, liquefaction, seismic slope stability, soil improvement, vibrational analyses, and structural seismic design.
Prerequisites: CEE 4300
CEE 5430: Groundwater Engineering
Basics of contaminant transport and fate in soil water and vapor, design of groundwater recovery systems, and subsurface contamination remediation, including interceptor wells, well fields, stream-aquifer interactions, soil vapor extraction, separate phase recovery, biodegradation of soluble plumes, and air emissions.
CEE 5450: Hydrologic Modeling
Case studies of hydrologic modeling and decision methods: (1) Real-time flood warning; (2) extended streamflow prediction; (3) probabilistic water resource management; and (4) physical modeling of ungaged basins.
Prerequisites: CEE 3430
CEE 5460: Water Resources Engineering
Engineering design course covering a wide range of topics, including: surface and groundwater hydrology, statistical analysis, water law, hydroelectric power, water supply, irrigation, flood control, wastewater, drainage, dams and reservoirs, pipelines, open channels, and planning.
CEE 5470: Sedimentation Engineering(CE)
Explores river response, sediment transport, sediment and watershed yield, flow resistance, scour and erosion, and floodplain management.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500, 3510
CEE 5500: Open Channel Flow
No description available.
CEE 5540: Hydraulic Structures Design(CE)
Design of a variety of hydraulic structures is explored, both in the classroom and laboratory. Integrates student-developed, original computer programs; commercially available software; field trips; and hands-on laboratory design projects to further students’ understanding of hydraulic structures.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500 and 3510
CEE 5550: Hydraulics of Closed Conduits(CE)
Includes design and operation of piping systems; economics; feasibility and impact of pipelines; pipe, pump, and valve selection; transient and cavitation analysis; and pipeline operation and filling.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500 and 3510
CEE 5560: Environmental Hydraulics
Design of hydraulic structures, spillways, energy dissipators, fish passage, reservoir operation, ocean outfalls, and pumping stations. Includes principles of design and impact of structures on the environment, and the environmental properties and hydraulics of fluids.
Prerequisites: CEE 3500
CEE 5610: Environmental Quality Analysis
Familiarizes students with various methods used for analysis chemical parameters in environmental samples (water, soil, and air). Provides students with skills enabling them to make proper selection/evaluation of analytical procedures and evaluate data generated.
Prerequisites: Chem 1210
CEE 5620: Aquatic Chemistry
Provides students with understanding of principles of aquatic chemistry, emphasizing chemical equilibria, acid-base reactions, complex formation, oxidation-reduction reactions, complex formation, and dissolution chemistry.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1210, CEE 3640. Also taught as SOIL 5620
CEE 5670: Hazardous Chemicals Handling and Safety
Provides students with necessary skills and knowledge for working safely in areas associated with hazardous chemicals. Topics covered include: regulations, exposure routes, toxicology, chemical and physical hazards, personal protective equipment, sampling, monitoring, decontamination, and emergency response procedures.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1210. Also taught as PUBH 5670
CEE 5680: Soil Based Hazardous Waste Management
Engineering management of hazardous wastes present in the vadose zone, including extraction, containment, and biological, chemical, and physical destruction technologies. Aspects include engineering characterization, problem definition, treatment, and monitoring. Analysis and design emphasized through problems, examinations, and report writing.
Prerequisites: CEE/PUBH 3610, CEE 3640, 3870, CEE/BIE 3670
CEE 5760: Hydraulic Structures Field Course(CE)
Week-long course, with one day of in-class lectures and four days of field trips. Introduces students to field applications of hydraulic structures design. Fieldtrips may involve backpacking to remote areas.
CEE 5830: Management and Utilization of Biological Solids and Wastewater(CE)
Focuses on production, management, and disposal of biosolids and wastewater generated in food processing and wastewater treatment. Emphasizes beneficial use of biosolids and wastewater for agricultural production, forest enhancement, and land reclamation. Also taught as BIE 5830/6830
Prerequisites: BIE/CEE 3610, CEE/PUBH 3610, CEE 3640
CEE 5860: Air Quality Management
Introduction to air quality management. Explores the legislation, sources, behaviors, and effects of regulated and nonregulated air pollution, control techniques, and air dispersion modeling.
Prerequisites: CEE 3640, 3780, CEE/BIE 3670, MAE 2400