Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

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Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.

CEE 400 - Introduction to Civil Engineering

Credits: 4

Introduction to the civil engineering profession: structural, geotechnical, water resources, materials, and environmental. Overviews the civil project process including the creative design process, teamwork, bidding and construction. The relationship between civil engineering works and society including ethics, earthquakes, failures, successful signature structures, current events, and professional licensure. The production of professional engineering documents including writing tasks and calculations sets. Campus resources, the University system, and relationship between required curriculum, student objectives, and the civil engineering profession. Introduction to spreadsheet software, data analysis, and probability and statistics.

Attributes: Environment,TechSociety(Disc); Technology GP 3T; Inquiry (Discovery)

CEE 404 - Surveying and Mapping

Credits: 4

Principles of land measurements by ground, photogrammetric and satellite methods to model the environment. Application of theory of measurements to perform and adjust engineering survey. Conformal mapping and its application to state plane coordinates. Digital mapping and Geographic Information Systems. Construction and cadastral surveying. Pre- or Coreq: MATH 425 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 420 - Environmental Engineering Lectures I

Credits: 3

Introduces the profession, the environmental engineer as planner, designer, problem solver, and interdisciplinary team player; and the goals of the environmental engineering curriculum. Lectures by faculty and practitioners. Introduction to computer skills required for environmental engineering. Engineering ethics.

CEE 444 - Housing - Everyone Needs a Place to Live

Credits: 4

A discussion of residential housing, whether from the larger societal view or from the viewpoint of an individual, involves more than just the concepts associated with engineering. In order for the discussion to be complete, one needs to include legislative issues, economic issues, land issue, energy issues and environmental issues along with a variety of engineering issues (construction, transportation, water, materials, environmental controls, etc.). Thus a major focus of the course will be to provide a student with an appreciation of breath and complexity of the issues associated with providing housing.

Attributes: Environment,TechSociety(Disc); Technology GP 3T; Inquiry (Discovery)

CEE 500 - Statics for Civil Engineers

Credits: 3

Introduction to statics with emphasis on civil engineering topics; two and three dimensional force systems; static equilibrium; friction; analysis of trusses and beams; centroids; and moment and shear diagrams for flexural members. Prereq: PHYS 407. Pre- or Coreq: MATH 426.

CEE 501 - Strength of Materials

Credits: 3

Strength of materials with emphasis on civil engineering applications. Virtual work; work and energy relationships; analysis of members subjected to flexure, torsion, and axial loads; stresses and strains; and stability of columns. Prereq: CEE 500 or ME 525.

CEE 502 - Project Engineering

Credits: 3

Techniques for financial analysis, and operation and management of engineering systems, engineering economics, material take-offs, estimating, scheduling, modeling physical systems, and decision-making. CEE major or permission.

CEE 520 - Environmental Pollution and Protection: A Global Context

Credits: 4

Introduces environmental science and engineering and the anthropogenic causes of environmental change. Emphasizes the causes, effects, and controls of air, water, and land pollution. The political, ecological, economic, ethical, and engineering aspects of environmental pollution and control are discussed. Field trips. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Environment,TechSociety(Disc); Technology GP 3T; Writing Intensive Course

CEE 620 - Fundamental Aspects of Environmental Engineering

Credits: 4

Application of fundamental concepts of mass balance in treatment processes. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of pollution control, and design concepts for operations and processes used in environmental engineering are discussed. Concepts of engineering ethics are presented. Students participate in a design project that involves an oral presentation and written report. Prereq: CHEM 404, CEE 650, CEE 520; or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 626 - Field Experience

Credits: 1

Based on appropriate career-oriented work experience in environmental engineering. Student can get one credit for field experience. A written final report is required as well as permission of student's adviser.

CEE 627 - Internship

Credits: 2

Off-campus work in the environmental engineering field for on-the-job skill development. Needs to be supervised by an environmental engineering faculty member; and a proposal for the internship must be submitted and have permission of the ENE faculty prior to the start of the internship. Prereq: permission. IA (continuous grading).

CEE 635 - Engineering Materials

Credits: 4

Structural properties and applications of the various materials used in civil engineering projects, including steel, cement, mineral aggregates, concrete, timber, and bituminous materials. Microstructure and properties of common metals, plastics, and ceramics. Prereq: CEE major or permission, CEE 501 or ME 526. Lab. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 650 - Fluid Mechanics

Credits: 4

Properties of fluids, fluid statics, continuity, momentum and energy equations, resistance to flow, boundary layer theory, flow in open channels and piping systems, dimensional analysis, similitude, drag, and lift. Laboratory exercises on measurement of fluid properties, energy principles, flow resistance, discharge measurements, momentum, hydropower, groundwater flow, and settling of spheres. Prereq: PHYS 407, CEE Hydrology major; or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 665 - Soil Mechanics

Credits: 4

Soil classification and physical properties. Permeability, compressibility, consolidation, and shearing resistance are related to the behavior of soils subjected to various loading conditions. Prereq: CEE 635, CEE 650, CEE major; or permission. Lab.

CEE 680 - Classical Structural Analysis

Credits: 3

Analytical stress and deflection analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures under static and moving loads by classical methods. Prereq: CEE 501, CEE major; or permission.

CEE 700 - Building Information Modeling

Credits: 3

Building Information Modeling (BMI) is the process of generating and managing project data during its life cycle by integrating 3D multidisciplinary drawings with dynamic scheduling and visualization. BIM provides a digital representation of project data to facilitate the exchange of information beyond the standard two dimensional plan set. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of model creation, scheduling, material take-offs, visualizations, and animations that improve the communication of information to potential clients. Pre- or Coreq: TECH 564. Open to CEE and EnvEngr:MunicipalProc majors only.

CEE 702 - Issues in Engineering Practice and Management

Credits: 3

Non-technical professional engineering topics including: participation in multidisciplinary teams, interpersonal and human resources skills, verbal and written communication skills, project management, marketing, ethics, professional licensure, professional liability, and contract administration. Prereq: seniors only; juniors with permission.

CEE 703 - Residential Construction

Credits: 3

Introduces innovations in residential design. Investigates heat loss, electrical usage, green energy alternatives, and construction procedures. Addresses private and subdivision construction and mortgage financing for residential properties. Condsiders planning, zoning and soil usage codes applicable to residential zoned areas. Each student prepares a set of construction drawings for a private home, and a subdivision layout.

CEE 704 - Transportation Eng & Planning

Credits: 3

Fundamental relationships of traffic speed, density, and flow applied to public and private modes of transport. Principles of demand forecasting and urban systems planning. Prereq: permission.

CEE 705 - Introduction to Sustainable Engineering

Credits: 3

This course begins with exploration of the precept that we live in, and must design engineering works for, a world with a finite supply of natural resources and with limited life support capacity. Tools for sustainability engineering are the focus of the course, which includes life cycle analysis and life cycle impact analysis, the metrics and mass and energy flow analyses used in the field of industrial ecology, and environmental management systems.

CEE 706 - Environmental Life Cycle Assessment

Credits: 3

This course teaches knowledge and hands-on-skills in conducting environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), which is a widely used technique by industries, academics, and governments. Students will learn to use popular LCA software (e.g. SimaPro), apply proper LCA techniques, critically analyze LCA results, and provide client-oriented suggestions during this course. Class time is primarily devoted to a combination of lectures and computer labs.

CEE 719 - Green Building Design

Credits: 3

This course gives an overview of green designs ans sustainable practices in building construction. We will cover technical topics and requirements of a nationally recognized rating system (LEED), with a specific focus on Green Building Design and Construction. Students are introduced to basic building designs ans systems related to sustainability. Additionally, they learn about green design topics such as site plans, water and energy efficiency, material and resources usage, environmental quality and renewable energy source. As an outcome of the course, students are able to assess ans incorporate green technologies and designs into building projects.

CEE 720 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering

Credits: 3

A thorough examination of the problems that exist in hazardous and solid waste management are presented in terms of the current regulations and engineering approaches used to develop solutions. Topics include risk-based decision making, transport and fate of contaminants, and the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological concepts, which make up the basis for technological solutions to these waste management problems. Case studies are used throughout the course to highlight key concepts and provide real-world examples. Pre- or Coreq: CEE 620 or permission.

CEE 721 - Environmental Sampling and Analysis

Credits: 4

Theory of analytical and sampling techniques used in environmental engineering. Topics include potentiometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, automated analysis, quality control, sampling design, and collection methods. Methods discussed in lecture are demonstrated in labs. Prereq: CHEM 404 and CEE 620 or permission. Lab.

CEE 721W - Environmental Sampl & Analysis

Credits: 4

Theory of analytical and sampling techniques used in environmental engineering. Topics include potentiometry, spectroscopy, chromatography, automated analysis, quality control, sampling design, and collection methods. Methods discussed in lecture are demonstrated in labs. Prereq: CHEM 404 and CEE 620 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 722 - Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control

Credits: 4

Introduces the sources, effects, and control of pollutants in the marine environment. Dynamic and kinetic modeling; ocean disposal of on-shore wastes, shipboard wastes, solid wastes, dredge spoils, and radioactive wastes; and oil spills. Prereq: CEE 620 or permission.

CEE 723 - Water Chemistry

Credits: 4

Emphasizes the use of chemical equilibrium principles and theory, calculations, and applications of ionic equilibrium stresses. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, acid/base, complexation, precipitation/dissolution, and redox equilibria. Computer equilibrium modeling is presented. Prereq: CHEM 404 or CHEM 405.

CEE 724 - Environmental Engineering Microbiology

Credits: 4

Concepts of environmental engineering microbiology. Topics include taxonomy of species important in environmental engineering processes; microbial metabolism, interaction, and growth kinetics in environmental treatment processes; biogeochemical cycling in water; and effects of environmental parameters on environmental engineering microbial processes. Laboratories focus on microbiological methods and laboratory-scale biological treatment experiments. Prereq: CEE 520 and CEE 650 or permission. Lab. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 730 - Public Health Engineering for Rural and Developing Communities

Credits: 3

The application of environmental health engineering and sanitation principles in disease prevention and control are discussed. Special emphasis is given to areas of the world where communicable and related diseases have not yet been brought under control and to what can happen in more advanced countries when basic sanitary safeguards are relaxed. The following topics are covered: water-related diseases to include their transmission and control; safe water development, treatment, distribution and storage; and on-sote wastewater treatment and disposal system.

CEE 731 - Advanced Water Treatment Processes

Credits: 4

The primary objective of this course is to provide the environmental engineer with an overview of physical-chemical and biological unit water treatment processes. Major emphasis is placed on the analysis and design of both conventional and advnaced water treatment unit processes/operations.

CEE 732 - Solid and Hazardous Waste Design

Credits: 4

Selection, design, and evaluation of unit processes employed in the treatment of solid wastes and hazardous wastes will be studied. Topics include design of materials recovery facilities, landfills, waste-to-energy facilities and hazardous waste site remedial technologies. A group term project taken from a real-world project will be required. An oral presentation by the group and preparation of a final written engineering report including alternative evaluation, permits, scheduling and economic analysis will be required from each group. Prereq: CEE 720 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 733 - Public Infrastructure Asset Management

Credits: 3

The course provides a thorough examination of the growing engineering field of Public Infrastructure Assess Management (IAM). The course enables the student to design an IAM system. It touches upon all types of public infrastructure with a particular focus on water infrastructure for the semester design project. Students build upon their engineering economics and project engineering skills and use simple IAM software along with GIS applications. Practice leaders from the industry provide guest lectures throughout the semester. A focus on triple bottom line or the Societal, Environmental and Economic aspects of IAM are included. The format is a modified team base design learning experience providing practice in processing of technical lecture material, personal performance evaluation (frequent quizzes) and team based performance evaluation. Student groups will present their design to the class and provide a written engineering report. Pre- or Coreq: CEE 502 and CEE 620.

CEE 734 - Bioenvironmental Engineering Design

Credits: 4

Selection, design, and evaluation of unit processes employed in biological treatment of waters, wastewaters, and hazardous wastes. Preparation of engineering reports, including developing design alternatives and economic analysis, is required. Prereq: CEE 620 and CEE 724 or permission. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 735 - Properties and Production of Concrete

Credits: 3

Basic properties of hydraulic cements and mineral aggregates, and their interactions in the properties of plastic and hardened concrete; modifications through admixtures; production handling and placement problems; specifications; quality control and acceptance testing; lightweight, heavyweight, and other special concretes. Prereq: CEE 635 or permission.

CEE 736 - Asphalt Mixtures and Construction

Credits: 3

Specification of asphalt cements, aggregates and proportioning of mixture constituents for paving applications. Asphalt mixture design methods, production, construction, and quality control are discussed. Current new material production and construction technologies are introduced. Prereq: CEE 635.

CEE 749 - Pavement Design and Analysis

Credits: 4

Introduction to flexible and rigid pavement design and analysis for highways and airports. Examines design inputs, materials, analysis methods, design tools, and maitenance treatments. Prereq: CEE 635 and CEE 665 or permission.

CEE 750 - Ecohydrology

Credits: 3

Introduction to ecohydrological concepts in terrestrial and riverine systems. Topics include the historical practices, resource management impacts, hydrologic variability, and the relationships among water and ecology, vegetation, biology, geomorphology, and water quality. Prereq: CEE 754 or ESCI 705 or permission.

CEE 751 - Open Channel Flow

Credits: 3

Energy and momentum principles in open channel flow; flow resistance; channel controls and transitions; unsteady flow concepts and dam failure studies. Modeling with HEC programs. Prereq: CEE 650 or permission.

CEE 754 - Engineering Hydrology

Credits: 3

Hydrologic cycle, probability theory related to hydrology and the design of water resources structures, water law, flood discharge prediction, hydrograph development, hydraulic and hydrologic river routing, reservoir routing, theory of storage, reservoir operations, hydropower development, modeling of watershed hydrology with program HEC-1, HEC-HMS, multipurpose projects.

CEE 755 - Design of Pressurized Water Transmission Systems

Credits: 4

Theory developed for individual components to large complex systems. Analysis and designs of components and systems. Topics include: steady and unsteady closed conduit flow, valves and meters, pump requirements, pump selection, system planning and layout, water hammer, and system operation and maintenance. Pressure system modeling with program EPANET. Prereq: CEE 650 or permission.

CEE 757 - Coastal Engineering and Processes

Credits: 3

Introduction to small amplitude and finite amplitude wave theories. Wave forecasting by significant wave and wave spectrum method. Coastal processes and shoreline protection. Wave forces and wave-structure interaction. Design of coastal structures. Introduction to mathematical and physical modeling. Prereq: CEE 650 or permission.

CEE 758 - Stormwater Management Designs

Credits: 3

Historic review of stormwater management leading up to the current regulatory framework. Overview of stormwater management strategies, strategy selection, and the targeting of specific contaminants, contaminant removal efficiencies, construction and site selection, and system maintenance. Hydrologic concepts including watershed and storm characteristics, design hydrology (peak flows, storm and treatment volumes), hydrograph routing, and critical review of hydrology and drainage reports. Design and sizing of treatment systems including: conventional, BMPs, low impact development, and manufactured devices. Rainfall runoff calculations with US SCS TR55 model. Prereq: CEE 650 or permission.

CEE 759 - Stream Restoration

Credits: 4

The assessment, planning, design, engineering, and monitoring of stream and watershed practices intended to protect and restore the quality and quantity of flowing surface waters and stream corridors. Lecture material covers hydrology, geomorphology, and ecosystems, with the intent of understanding the variables associated with stream systems and their interplay. Students measure field variables and then are challenged with actual designs. Examples of stream restoration issues include: in-stream flow, dam removal, induced recharge, improvements to fish habitat, and channel stabilization. Prereq: CEE 650.

CEE 765 - Engineering Behavior of Soils

Credits: 4

Review of stress and strain in soil. Introduction to continuum mechanics. Development of engineering soil properties. Application of soil mechanics to shear strength and stress-strain behaviors of soils. Failure states and residual strength. Application of stress paths in engineering problems. Unstaturated soil mechanics. Laboratory exercises using direct shear test, triaxial test, and soil-water retention measurements.

CEE 766 - Introduction to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Credits: 3

Overviews earthquake source mechanisms; magnitude and intensity; seismicity of the United States. Dynamics of simple structures; response spectra. Selection of design parameters; source, magnitude, input records. Measurement of dynamic characteristics of soils; site response, liquefaction, and ground deformation. Prereq: CEE 778 or permission.

CEE 767 - Geological Engineering

Credits: 3

Functional classification of rocks and rock masses, stereographic projection, engineering properties of rocks, and rock mechanics. The influence of geology in the design of underground excavations, tunneling, foundations, and rock slope engineering. Prereq: ESCI 401 or permission.

CEE 768 - Geo-Environmental Engineering

Credits: 3

Soil composition and structure; hydrogeology; attenuation and contaminant transport; containment design including landfills, geo-synthetics for liners and covers, leachate collection systems, vertical cutoff walls and stability analyses; geo-environmental site characterization and investigation using geotechnical and geophysical methods; ground water, soil and gas monitoring and sampling; remediation including in situ and ex situ techniques and treatment methods. Prereq: CEE 665 or permission.

CEE 778 - Foundation Design I

Credits: 4

Foundation design based on subsurface investigation and characterization using current methods of laboratory and in situ testing. Use of consolidation theory and bearing capacity theory for the design of shallow foundations including footings and rafts. Basic design of pile foundations. Earth pressure theory applied to design of retaining walls. Slope stability theory and applications. Prereq: CEE 665 or permission.

CEE 779 - Foundation Design II

Credits: 3

Advanced pile and pier design under vertical and lateral loads. Slope stability by circular and noncircular arc methods. Design of flexible bulkhead walls and mechanically stabilized walls. Excavation and dewatering. Soil and site improvement. Prereq: CEE 778 or permission.

CEE 780 - Matrix Structural Analysis and Modeling

Credits: 3

Modeling and analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures by matrix computer methods. Creation of matrix elements using compatibility, equilibrium, and constitutive relationships. Plane trusses, beams, frames, and space trusses. Prereq: CEE 680 or permission.

CEE 781 - Dynamics of Structures

Credits: 3

Dynamics of single- and multi-story buildings. Response due to earthquakes, blasting, traffic, and mechanical equipment. Analysis in the time domain and through the Fourier Transform. Fundamentals of structural vibration measurement. Prereq: CEE 780, permission.

CEE 789 - Timber Design

Credits: 3

Introduces the design of timber structures. Structural properties of wood, determination of horizontal and vertical loads, horizontal and vertical load-resisting systems, and design of horizontal diaphragms, shear walls, beams, and columns. Bolted, screwed, and nailed connections. Prereq: CEE 680 or permission.

CEE 790 - Structural Design in Masonry

Credits: 3

Introduces the design of reinforced masonry structural members by the stress and strength method and considering deflection and other serviceability performance crtieria. Includes development of wind and seismic load, curtain wall, shear wall, lintels and columns. Prereq: CEE 635, CEE 680; or permission.

CEE 791 - Reinforced Concrete Design

Credits: 4

Introduces the design of reinforced concrete structural members by the strength method and considering deflection performance. Includes loads, approximate analyses, slabs, beams, and columns. Prereq: CEE 635, CEE 680; or permission.

CEE 792 - Pre-stressed Concrete

Credits: 3

Analysis and design of prestressed and post-tensioned concrete sections in flexure and shear. Strength, deflection, and losses in flexural members. Optimization of section and prestressing force selection. Prereq: CEE 791 or permission.

CEE 793 - Structural Design in Steel

Credits: 4

Introduction to steel member design, including horizontal and vertical members for design and analysis of buildings. Examines design inputs, material choice, analysis methods and design and construction methodologies. Prereq: CEE 635 and CEE 680.

CEE 794 - Bridge Design

Credits: 3

Analysis of two-span, continuous, slab and beam bridges using the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Use of influence lines, load distribution, load factoring, deck design, analysis and design of composite beams and plate girders. Bridge aesthetics. Prereq: CEE 791. Pre- or Coreq: CEE 793.

CEE 795 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

Seniors in good standing may pursue independent studies under faculty guidance. A written culminating report is required. Prereq: permission.

CEE 796 - Special Topics

Credits: 1-4

Advanced or specialized topics not normally covered in regular course offerings. May be repeated, but not in duplicate areas. Prereq: permission.

CEE 797 - Introduction to Project Planning and Design

Credits: 1

Part one of a two-part sequence. Student groups develop a project statement to address a large-scale civil engineering system design. Each team prepares a project plan to be executed in CEE 798, part two of this sequence. Cr/F.

CEE 798 - Project Planning and Design

Credits: 3

Student groups are formed into design teams to prepare a design plan for a large-scale civil engineering system including consideration of budgetary constraints, building code criteria, and environmental impacts. Each team prepares a final written report and gives a formal presentation. Prereq: CEE 797; Civil Eingineering and EnvEngr: Civil Engr majors only. Writing intensive.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

CEE 799H - Senior Honors Thesis

Credits: 4

Students in the honors program in civil engineering complete a project under the direction of a faculty sponsor resulting in a written thesis which must be accepted by the sponsor by the end of the second semester, senior year. Four credits total during senior year; 3 of which may be used to fulfill a CEE non-design elective.