Civil and Environmental Engr (CEE)

CEE 6100. Construction Project Planning. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to project planning concepts including organization development, computer-based scheduling, computer-based estimating, regulatory agencies, and project financing.

CEE 6110. Computer Applications in Construction. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to computing tools impacting the construction industry and the analysis techniques used to determine company automation requirements.

CEE 6120. Environmentally Conscious Design and Construction. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to framework, concepts, principles, strategies, and tools for environmentally conscious design and construction of facilities and civil infrastructure systems.

CEE 6130. Construction Project Controls. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to project control concepts and advanced implementation techniques. Project control concerns including project budgeting, project productivity, cash flow, and resource allocation will be introduced.

CEE 6140. Advanced Planning and Estimating Methods. 3 Credit Hours.

Overview of advanced methods for planning and estimating construction projects including resource allocation/management, project control techniques, interpretation of schedules and estimates, and value engineering.

CEE 6150. Construction Law. 3 Credit Hours.

Overview of construction law and legal issues encountered by the construction engineer and manager.

CEE 6170. Project Delivery and Procurement. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of construction project delivery including traditional, design-build, construction management, multiple prime contractors, and related financing. The course focuses on the owner's role in construction.

CEE 6180. Construction Organizations. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to organizational concepts of the construction industry including strategic management, company financing, human resources, and market analysis.

CEE 6190. Construction Field Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to construction engineering techniques and practices including site excavation, shoring structures, heavy equipment, site layout, and temporary facility construction.

CEE 6215. Coastal Structures. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to coastal structures with a focus on the hydrodynamic loading and the resulting analysis, design and potential failure mechanisms during extreme events.

CEE 6221. Physical Hydrology. 3 Credit Hours.

Occurrence, movement, and distribution of water. Topics: hydrologic cycle, global circulation, climate, atmospheric water vapor, thermodynamics, precipitation, evaporation, snowmelt, soil moisture, unsaturated flow, infiltration, geomorphology, runoff, and routing.

CEE 6222. Hydrometeorology. 3 Credit Hours.

Estimation of hydrologic variables from on-site and remote sensors; operational hydrologic models; parameter estimation; operational forecasting.

CEE 6231. Probability and Statistics for Civil and Environmental. 3 Credit Hours.

Engineers Probability distributions applicable to civil engineering Systems; function of random variables; regression and correlation analysis; parameters estimation and statistical hypothesis tests.

CEE 6232. Stochastic Hydrology. 3 Credit Hours.

Stochastic modeling of hydrologic processes. Problems of model specifications and parameter identification, and validation. Application to forecasting and synthetic events.

CEE 6241. Water Resources Management I. 3 Credit Hours.

Operations research methodologies, including linear and nonlinear programming, and their applications to water resources systems.

CEE 6242. Water Resources Management II. 3 Credit Hours.

Design of decision support systems for water resources planning and management.

CEE 6244. Random Fields and Geostatistics. 3 Credit Hours.

Probability density function; moments; scales of fluctuations; spectral representation; simulation of random fields; cross-correlated random fields; vector fields; kriging; conditional simulation.

CEE 6251. Intermediate Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Concepts of linear and angular deformation, vorticity, and conservation of mass. Development of Navier-Stokes with solutions: steady and unsteady uniform laminar, vortex, creeping, and potential flow.

CEE 6252. Advanced Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory of three-dimensional turbulent boundary layers with application to environmental flows in rivers, estuaries, and the atmosphere of interest in water resources engineering.

CEE 6261. Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Dynamics, mixing, and contaminant transport in surface water bodies, including lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastal waters. Introduction to numerical models. Prediction of mixing zones.

CEE 6262. Advanced Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Buoyancy modifications to the mixing and dynamics of pollutant discharges and surface water bodies. Gathering and analysis of laboratory and field data for mixing problems.

CEE 6263. Fluid Mechanics of Organisms. 3 Credit Hours.

Principles of fluid mechanics are applied in the context of biology. Discussion of transport of chemical and mechanical signals and fluid forces affecting organisms.

CEE 6271. Flow and Transport through Porous Media I. 3 Credit Hours.

Basic principles governing ground water flow. Topics covered: fundamental principles of saturated and unsaturated ground water flow, contaminant transport, and salt water intrusion.

CEE 6272. Flow and Transport through Porous Media II. 3 Credit Hours.

Principles of numerical methods used in solving ground water flow, contaminant transport models, building on materials covered in CEE 6271. Topics: finite element, difference methods, saturated/unsaturated ground water flow, and contaminant transport.

CEE 6274. Flow and Transport in Heterogeneous Porous Media. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced treatment of transport processes in natural porous media: classical description; stochastic description of variability; dynamic models; flow and transport in aquifers; model uncertainty.

CEE 6281. Open Channel Hydraulics. 3 Credit Hours.

Flow of liquids with free surfaces in artificial and natural channels. Analysis of flow resistance. Computation of gradually varied flow profiles. Flow through transitions, spillways, bridges, culverts. Analysis of unsteady flow.

CEE 6282. Sediment Transport. 3 Credit Hours.

Engineering importance of erosion and sedimentation problems. Topics: properties of non-cohesive/cohesive sediments including specific weight/gravity/shape/size/ size distribution/fall velocity/mineral structure/ rheological properties.

CEE 6284. Hydraulic Transients in Fluid Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Transient flow of liquids in piping systems. One-dimensional wave equations and method of characteristics. Effects of valves and pumps on water hammer. Cavitation and liquid-column separation.

CEE 6293. Hydrodynamic Stability and Turbulence. 3 Credit Hours.

Flow in stability and turbulence are important in virtually all environmental flows. Fundamental stability, transition, and turbulent concepts along with their engineering relevance will be introduced.

CEE 6310. Process Principles in Environmental Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Principles that can be used in the analysis and modeling of environmental engineering processes, including material and energy balances, mass transfer, and reaction engineering.

CEE 6311. Microbial Principles in Environmental Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Microbiological principles with emphasis on microbial nutrition and growth, inhibition and control of growth, biochemical thermodynamics, metabolic pathways, enzyme and microbial kinetics.

CEE 6312. Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Fundamental principles of chemical equilibria and environmental organic chemistry in dilute aqueous systems with emphasis on chemical speciation and environmental engineering applications.

CEE 6313. Fate of Contaminants in the Subsurface. 3 Credit Hours.

Effects of physical, chemical, and biological processes on the fate and transport of contaminants in unsaturated and saturated porous media.

CEE 6314. Fundamentals of Environmental Modeling and Mathematics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide an understanding of fundamental principles and approaches used in modeling environmental systems, as well as the necessary mathematical techniques.

CEE 6319. Environmental Sciences and Engineering Laboratory. 3 Credit Hours.

Laboratory exercises and discussions for the understanding of fundamental chemical analytical, physicochemical, and applied microbiological principles in environmental engineering.

CEE 6320. Legal, Institutional, and Policy Frameworks for Water Resources Planning and Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Fundamental principles of national and international water policy, legislation and management frameworks for transboundary water resources management.

CEE 6321. Water Quality and Ecology in Lakes and Rivers. 3 Credit Hours.

Mixing/transport of pollutants and natural substances in surface waters, lakes, rivers, estuaries, coastal waters. Application of mathematical models of hydrodynamics and water quality to these water bodies.

CEE 6322. Water Resources Systems Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

The policy, legal, and institutional contexts of water resources planning and management, information and modeling systems, modeling tools, and the practical experience with the use of decision support systems.

CEE 6323. Natural Resources and Environmental Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

Relation between economic and ecological systems, case studies and examples, tools of environmental policy, environmental economic evaluation.

CEE 6324. Water Supply and Sanitation. 3 Credit Hours.

Sanitation, wastewater characterization, wastewater treatment process analysis and selection, pre-treatment options, biological treatment, removal of pollutants biosolids treatment and disposal, and safe water systems.

CEE 6325. River Hydraulics. 3 Credit Hours.

Open channel hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology, flood control structures, culverts, bridge openings, river bed and bank stability control measures.

CEE 6326. Hydrologic Principles aned Practices. 3 Credit Hours.

Hydrologic cycle, global circulation, climate, atmospheric water vapor, thermodynamics, precipitation, evaporation, snowmelt, soil moisture, unsaturated flow, infiltration, geomorphology, runoff, and routing.

CEE 6327. Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Analysis and Prediction. 3 Credit Hours.

Provide a good understanding of the fundamental principles of probability/statistics, and demonstrate the application of these principles to environmental data analysis and prediction problems.

CEE 6330. Physicochemical Processes. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and application of the physical and chemical processes of coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, softening, filtration, and disinfection in water and wastewater treatment.

CEE 6331. Biological Processes. 3 Credit Hours.

Microbial growth kinetics and bioenergetics, theory, modeling, and application of biological processes employed in water, wastewater, and hazardous waste treatment systems as well as subsurface bioremediation.

CEE 6332. Separation Processes. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and applications of the physical and chemical processes of sorption, membrane separation, and absorption in both gas-phase and liquid-phase environmental engineering systems.

CEE 6333. Hazardous Waste Site Remediation. 3 Credit Hours.

Selection, design and implementation of hazardous waste site remediation technologies including pump-and-treat, soil vapor extraction, thermal processes, bioremediation, surfactant flushing, and barrier-treatment walls.

CEE 6340. Solid-Liquid Separations. 3 Credit Hours.

Characterization, stabilization, conditioning, thickening, dewatering, conversion, recovery, transportation, and disposal of air, water, and wastewater treatment residues.

CEE 6341. Industrial Waste Treatment and Disposal. 3 Credit Hours.

A review of current policies and approaches in industrial waste treatment, and application of engineering principles and processes for waste treatment, recovery, and disposal.

CEE 6342. Solid Waste Technology. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction of the current regulations and fundamentals of solid waste management, characterization, handling, recycling, transportation, and final disposal systems.

CEE 6343. Membrane Processes. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction of the theories of membrane separation processes with special emphasis on desalination, softening, THM precursors reduction using reverse osmosis and nanofiltration.

CEE 6345. Sustainable Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

The course is intended to introduce students to the interaction between human and natural environment and provide an overview on the emerging science of sustainability.

CEE 6350. Advanced Environmental Chemistry. 3 Credit Hours.

Chemical behavior of inorganic and organic compounds in natural waters. Topics include chemistry of metal ions, partitioning and distribution of organic pollutants, surface reactions.

CEE 6351. Biotransformation of Xenobiotic Compounds. 3 Credit Hours.

Biotransformation pathways and kinetics of anthropogenic recalcitrant compounds and biological, biochemical, and environmental factors affecting these transformations in natural and engineered systems.

CEE 6355. Industrial Ecology in Environmental Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduces the principles of environmentally conscious products, processes, and manufacturing systems.

CEE 6360. Design of Treatment Facilities for Drinking Water. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and design of process tanks and equipment for capture, purification, conditioning, storage, and distribution of safe drinking water.

CEE 6361. Modeling and Simulation of Biological Treatment Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and design of biological treatment systems for water reclamation, nutrient removal, and integrated process design and optimization using advanced computer models.

CEE 6390. Air Pollutant Formation and Control. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of air pollutants through the study of radical reaction pathways, combustion processes, and removal of particles and gaseous pollutants from exhaust gas streams.

CEE 6391. Advanced Topics in Air Pollution. 1 Credit Hour.

Current topics in air pollution engineering presented and discussed.

CEE 6402. Soil Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Fundamental concepts related to the mechanical behavior of soils, including: effective stress, strength, stiffness, permeability, time-dependent behavior.

CEE 6403. Environmental Geotechnics. 3 Credit Hours.

Evaluation of equilibria and partitioning as applied to site assessment techniques including soil gas data, monitoring wells, soil samples, and direct-push technology.

CEE 6421. Laboratory Characterization of Geomaterials. 3 Credit Hours.

Instruction in the procedures, methods of interpretation and apparatus limitations and influences for geotechnical laboratory index, strength, deformation, and permeability tests.

CEE 6422. Experimental Methods in Soil Behavior. 3 Credit Hours.

Macrobehavior and microlevel phenomena in particulate media are experimentally studied. Topics in experimental research include: scale effects, similarity, falsification, errors, transducers, design of experiments.

CEE 6423. In-Situ Testing and Site Characterization of Geomaterials. 3 Credit Hours.

Field testing and sampling of geomaterials, primarily soils and rocks. Introduces methods of drilling, probing, and in-situ measurement of soils for determining stratigraphy and engineering parameters for analysis, including soil borings, cone penetration tests, pressuremeter, dilatometer, and other tests.

CEE 6424. Engineering Geophysics. 3 Credit Hours.

Geophysical techniques used to characterize near-surface soils and rocks including seismic, magnetic, electromagnetic, radar, and resistivity methods.

CEE 6431. Plasticity of Geomaterials. 3 Credit Hours.

CEE 6441. Analysis of Earth Structures. 3 Credit Hours.

Instruction in techniques for assessing the stability of earth-retaining structures including unreinforced slopes, reinforced slopes, free-standing retaining structures, and reinforced retaining structures.

CEE 6442. Dynamic Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Dynamic soil properties; response of foundations to dynamic loads; construction and blast vibration criteria; dynamic analysis of pile driving; introduction to liquefaction potential.

CEE 6443. Foundation Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Evaluation and design of foundations for civil engineering structures, including the settlement and bearing capacity of shallow spread footings, mats, and deep foundations. Footings, driven piles, bored piles, and drilled shafts analyzed using elastic continuum theory, limit plasticity, and cavity expansion solutions, supplemented with numerous case studies. Ancillary topics include axial load transfer, pile group interaction, lateral and moment loading, and pile dynamics.

CEE 6444. Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Development, fabrication, design, and applications of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, and geomembranes.

CEE 6445. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Earthquake magnitude and intensity, seismic hazard evaluation using deterministic and probabilistic approaches, site response analyses and ground motion amplification liquefaction, and response of earth structures.

CEE 6446. Geotechnical Seepage Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Seepage and its effects on engineering behavior of soils and its consequences for design of geoinfrastructure.

CEE 6447. Ground Modification. 3 Credit Hours.

Methods for improving marginal construction sites for geotechnical engineering projects and rehabilitation of geoinfrastructure.

CEE 6448. Landfill Design and Management. 3 Credit Hours.

The course deals with geomaterial selection and characterization, chemical compatibility, placement procedures (including compaction), design strategies, seepage issues, instrumentation, and environmental monitoring.

CEE 6449. Design of Remediation Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Design of remediation systems and management approaches for the petrochemical, power generation, metals finishing, and mining industries are emphasized. Risk analysis and case histories are presented.

CEE 6450. Pavement Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis and design of flexible and rigid pavement for highway and airfield runway, evaluation of pavement performance and distress, and pavement rehabilitation strategy and techniques.

CEE 6451. Rock Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Rock characterization, scale effect, in-situ stresses, mechanisms of rock deformation and fracture, rock engineering; special attention to common principles unifying presented set of topics.

CEE 6460. Theoretical Geomechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Field equations of linear elasticity, solutions of boundary value problems, steady/transient flow in porous media. Yielding and failure of soils; plasticity theory and limit analyses. Constitutive soil models. Introduction to finite elements with geotechnical engineering applications.

CEE 6461. Mathematical Applications for Civil and Environmental. 3 Credit Hours.

Mathematical techniques are reviewed in the context of CEE problems. The simplified yet mathematically rigorous approach highlights the internal mathematical connections between different engineering problems.

CEE 6462. Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Civil engineering signals and systems. Discrete time and frequency domain operations. Nonlinear and nonstationary systems. Inverse problems. Matrix-based and other solutions. Tomography. Civil engineering examples.

CEE 6463. Constitutive Modeling of Soils. 3 Credit Hours.

Fundamental concepts in modeling behavior of soils. Implementation of models into numerical solution codes. Evaluation of models used in practice.

CEE 6481. Unsaturated Soil Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course presents many of the fundamental concepts behind the mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils.

CEE 6482. Applied Fracture Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of fracture mechanics toward practical problems. General fracture behavior studied in the context of a variety of applied topics. Computer and experimental demonstrations.

CEE 6483. Geotechnical Image and Spatial Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Presentation of techniques for spatial and image processing and analysis of subsurface data at micro and macro scales.

CEE 6484. Industrial Byproduct Reutilization. 3 Credit Hours.

Explores more fully the interface between geotechnology, geochemistry, and sustainable engineering to develop new applications using industrial byproducts.

CEE 6485. Wave-based Characterization of Particulate Materials. 3 Credit Hours.

Characterization of materials with mechanical and electromagnetic waves. Emphasis on particulates with extensions to other materials. Laboratory and field applications.

CEE 6501. Matrix Structural Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Static analysis of framed structures by flexibility and stiffness methods; computer models and solution for applied loads, temperature, support settlement, and member prestrain effects.

CEE 6504. Finite Element Method of Structural Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the element method with emphasis on analysis of solids and structures. One-, two-, and three-dimensional finite. Modeling, approximations, and errors.

CEE 6507. Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Lagrangian formulations for nonlinear analysis of solids and structures, including consistent linearization and state determination. Incremental-iterative solution approaches; computational plasticity. Software implementation.

CEE 6510. Structural Dynamics. 4 Credit Hours.

Vibration and dynamic response of linear and nonlinear structures to periodic and general disturbing forces, with and without damping effects. Wind and earthquake SDOF and MDOF effects.

CEE 6511. Random Vibration. 3 Credit Hours.

Stochastic processes as tools for modeling time-dependent structural excitations; random dynamic response of structural systems to time-dependent forces; reliability of dynamic structural systems.

CEE 6512. Advanced Dynamics and Smart Structures. 3 Credit Hours.

Overview of advanced dynamics and smart structures. Topics include vibration modal analysis, signal processing, modern sensors technologies, structural monitoring, and structural control.

CEE 6513. Computational Methods in Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Generalization of finite element concepts; Galerkin-weighted residual and variational approaches; mixed and hybrid finite element formulations, applications, transient dynamic analysis; software implementation.

CEE 6521. Reinforced Concrete Members. 3 Credit Hours.

Behavior and design of RC members; ductility and inelastic response; deep beams; corbel and torsion design; column biaxial bending; shearwalls; effects of creep and shrinkage.

CEE 6522. Reinforced Concrete Slab Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis and design of two-way slab systems, structural walls, and complex building configurations. Equivalent frame and analysis, strip and yield-line technique, application of finite element method to design of slab and wall systems.

CEE 6523. Prestressed Concrete. 3 Credit Hours.

Principles and practice of prestressed concrete. Analysis and design of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, and one-way and two-way slabs; precast pretensioned, posttensioned.

CEE 6527. Advanced Structural Steel Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Strength, behavior, and design of steel structures according to WSD and LRFD. Plate girders, composite beams, bolted and welded connections, beam-columns, and torsion.

CEE 6528. Introduction to Bridge Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to loads, methods of analysis, design, fabrication and construction of girder bridges.

CEE 6530. Structural Systems. 3 Credit Hours.

Behavior and design of steel and concrete building and bridge systems. Introduction to structural planning with emphasis on economics, structural behavior, serviceability, and strength considerations.

CEE 6533. Design of Polymer Composite Structures. 3 Credit Hours.

Strength, behavior, and design of polymeric composites, structural members, and connections for civil engineering applications.

CEE 6536. Rehabilitation of Existing Structures. 3 Credit Hours.

Deterioration science; corrosion of steel, alkali-silica reaction, freezing and thawing. Assessment and evaluation of existing structures, nondestructive testing, and nondestructive evaluation.

CEE 6538. Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing and Forensic Evaluation in Structures.. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the theoretical basis and practical application of nondestructive testing with complementary analytical and destructive testing for the forensic investigation of engineering materials and structures.

CEE 6541. Earthquake Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Characteristics of earthquakes; design and rehabilitation of civil engineering structures for earthquake ground motion; code provisions; case studies.

CEE 6542. Consequence-Based Earthquake Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will provide focused instruction on earthquake engineering within a Consequence Based Engineering (CBE) framework. The course will reflect the cross-disciplinary nature of earthquake engineering practice and research, and will provide an overview on diverse topics in hazard definition, vulnerability assessment, mitigation measures and societal impact.

CEE 6544. Structural Modeling. 3 Credit Hours.

Modeling of structures for static, dynamic, and nonlinear analysis using finite elements. Effects of parameters on the structural behavior.

CEE 6548. Inelastic Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of fundamental theorems of plastic design to beam, frame, and plate structures. Design based on ultimate strength, ductility and capacity design principles.

CEE 6549. Structural Reliability. 3 Credit Hours.

Concepts and applications of probability and statistics for analysis of risk and reliability of structures subjected to natural and man-made hazards; stochastic load and strength modeling; probabilistic risk assessment; introduction to stochastic computational mechanics.

CEE 6551. Advanced Strength of Materials. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of advanced topics from mechanics of materials with application to structures. Typical topics: energy methods, failure theories, post-yield behavior, generalized bending and torsion.

CEE 6554. Theory of Elastic Stability. 3 Credit Hours.

Concepts of elastic stability, simple mechanical models, buckling of beam-columns and frames, beams on elastic foundation, and plates energy methods, torsional and lateral buckling.

CEE 6557. Theory of Plates and Shells. 3 Credit Hours.

Plate bending, approximate methods, nonlinearity, stiffened and anisotropic plates. Stress and deformation of shells with and without bending, surfaces of revolutions, and shallow shells.

CEE 6560. Applied Elasticity. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to traction, stress, and equilibrium; deformations, strain compatibility; constitutive equations; two-dimensional problems in Cartesian and polar coordinates; application to extension, bending, and torsion.

CEE 6563. Energy Methods in Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Virtual work, principles of potential energy and complementary energy, Castigliano's theorems, generalized and stationary variational principles, energy methods, structural applications, nonlinear problems, Hamilton's principle.

CEE 6566. Plasticity and Viscoelasticity. 3 Credit Hours.

Plastic deformation, yield conditions, flow rules and normality, relaxation and creep, viscoelasticity, tubes and spheres, torsion and bending, slip line fields, viscoelastic boundary value problems.

CEE 6569. Wave Propagation in Solids. 3 Credit Hours.

Plane waves in elastic half-spaces, reflection and refraction; Rayleigh and Stonely waves; waveguides, Love waves, Rayleigh-Lamb modes; Cagniard-de Hoop method; in anisotropic media.

CEE 6571. Experimental Stress Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of surface stress and strain using brittle coatings and strain gauges. Strain gauge circuits, static and dynamic problems, transducer design and circuits.

CEE 6581. Engineering Programming Methods. 3 Credit Hours.

Engineering programming concepts through the application of numerical solution techniques including program development, efficiencies, documentation, and testing using formal data structures and algorithms.

CEE 6582. Knowledge-based Programming Methods in Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

The usage and development of knowledge-based computer systems in engineering is studied. Topics include knowledge acquisition, representation, and verification.

CEE 6583. Object-oriented and Multimedia Programming in Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Coverage of object-oriented and multimedia technologies is presented for their proper development and utilization in solving engineering problems.

CEE 6585. Materials Science of Concrete. 3 Credit Hours.

This course integrates fundamental science-based concepts with engineering-based design of concrete toward the development of a more complete understanding of the relationships between materials design and multi-scale behavior.

CEE 6590. Durability of Cement-based Materials. 3 Credit Hours.

Develop fundamental understanding of the chemical, physical, and mechanical aspects surrounding the durability of cement-based materials.

CEE 6601. Linear Statistical Models in Transportation. 4 Credit Hours.

Theory of simple and multivariate regression and analysis of variance models. Assessment of modeling assumptions and remedial measures. Applications in the field of transportation planning.

CEE 6602. Urban Transportation Planning. 4 Credit Hours.

An overview course on the history, finance, operations, modeling, politics, environmental impacts, and planning of urban transportation systems in the United States.

CEE 6603. Traffic Engineering. 3 Credit Hours.

Characteristics of traffic demand, traffic flow, vehicles, drivers, roadways, and pedestrians. Studies and data analysis. Capacity analysis. Traffic control and intelligent systems. Operations and management.

CEE 6604. Geometric Design of Transportation Facilities. 3 Credit Hours.

Geometric configurations of streets, expressways, bus ways, railways, and their terminals to meet characteristics of vehicle performance and operator limitations.

CEE 6605. Transportation Administration and Policy Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Overview of institutions and policy processes in the transportation sector: organizational analysis and implementation; policy analysis.

CEE 6621. GIS in Transportation. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and application of GIS applied to transportation engineering and planning (GIS-T). Laboratory focuses on GIS-T development.

CEE 6622. Travel Demand Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Examination of methods for forecasting future site and regional-level travel demand. Model specification, calibration, and validation.

CEE 6623. Survey Design and Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Design of telephone, mail out, and personal interview survey instruments. Subsequent estimation of choice-based models from cross-sectional and panel survey data.

CEE 6624. Land Use - Transportation Interaction. 3 Credit Hours.

Overview of land use and transportation planning principles, how development impacts air transportation, how transportation investments impact development patterns and air quality.

CEE 6625. Transportation, Energy, and Air Quality. 3 Credit Hours.

Students investigate relationships between transportation demand, energy supply and consumption, fuel types, greenhouse gas emissions, and relationships between vehicle technology, pollutant emissions, modeling techniques, and air quality.

CEE 6631. Signalized Intersections and Networks. 3 Credit Hours.

Traffic-responsive signalization. Detector placement and signal timing at individual intersections. Hands-on practice with equipment. Timing of coordinated systems. Signal plans and specifications.

CEE 6632. Simulation Models in Transportation. 3 Credit Hours.

Simulation models in transportation: development, calibration, applications, and analysis of outputs.

CEE 6633. Advanced Traffic Detection and Control. 3 Credit Hours.

Latest developments in traffic control equipment and software, including incident management. Communications- technology alternatives. Video, other above-road detector technologies. Hands-on practice with equipment.

CEE 6634. Transportation Safety Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Understanding the human factors elements of transportation safety, and how to appropriately model the highly complex and stochastic occurrence of accidents on a transportation network.

CEE 6635. Technology Innovation in Transportation. 3 Credit Hours.

Technology innovations in transportation including Intelligent Transportation Systems. Planning and design of ITS systems.

CEE 6636. Traffic Flow Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced study of underlying principles and analytical procedures used in performing capacity analyses of transportation facilities. Highway Capacity Manual procedures and other analytical techniques presented.

CEE 6641. Transportation Infrastructure Management and Traffic Control. 3 Credit Hours.

Transportation infrastructure traffic control and safety- related issues are addressed for initial implementation of transportation facilities as well as daily operational aspects.

CEE 6642. Transit Systems Planning and Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to transit system planning and design concepts. Course will discuss the planning, design, and operations of transit systems, and the operations of intermodal terminals.

CEE 6644. Airport Planning and Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Airport site selection, runway length and orientation, traffic control, drainage and lighting, long-range planning, government responsibility for air transportation.

CEE 6650. Discrete Choice Modeling. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory and application of probabilistic models of selection among discrete alternatives, including multinomial and nested logit and probit. Population heterogeneity. Sampling and aggregation issues.

CEE 6651. Infrastructure Systems Management. 3 Credit Hours.

Analytical approaches and tools for infrastructure and asset management, sustainable systems development.

CEE 6652. Infrastructure Management: IT Applications. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to information technologies (programming, database, GPS/GIS, etc.) and their applications to the life-cycle activities (e.g. design, construction, etc.) of CEE engineered systems.

CEE 6720. Environmental Microbial Genomics. 3 Credit Hours.

To introduce advanced concepts and principles of contemporary environmental microbiological research and associated bioinformatics techniques through representative examples from recent literature.

CEE 6751. Physical Properties and Rheology of Rocks. 3 Credit Hours.

Structure, properties, and rheology of minerals and rocks with applications to engineering structures and natural phenomena in the Earth. Fundamentals of rock mechanics and crack propagation. Crosslisted with EAS 6751.

CEE 6754. Engineering Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Writing and editing engineering documents; designing and explaining visuals; creating and delivering electronic presentations. Crosslisted with MSE 6754.

CEE 6756. Discovery of Signaling Molecules. 3 Credit Hours.

The diversity of chemical signals between organisms and their structural specificities will be presented along with chemical and biological methods for isolating signaling molecules. Crosslisted with BIOL 6756 and CHEM 6756.

CEE 6761. Contaminated Sediment Geochemistry. 3 Credit Hours.

Acquaints students with fate of major pollutants, nutrients, organic compounds, such as pesticides, PAHs, and trace metals in sedimentary systems. Crosslisted with EAS 6761.

CEE 6764. Biological Applications of Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. 1 Credit Hour.

Provides students with hands-on experimental demonstrations of the basic principles of environmental fluid mechanics regarding chemical and hydrodynamic signals produced and sensed by organisms.

CEE 6790. Air Pollution Physics and Chemistry. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to physical and chemical processes affecting dynamics and fate of air pollutants at local, regional, and global scales; emphasis on tropospheric pollutant chemistry and transport. Crosslisted with EAS 6790.

CEE 6792. Air Pollution Meteorology and Chemistry. 3 Credit Hours.

Vertical temperature and wind structure, topographic effects, natural removal processes, atmospheric dispersion of stack effluents, air pollution climatology, meteorological management of air pollution. Crosslisted with EAS 6792.

CEE 6793. Atmospheric Boundary Layer. 3 Credit Hours.

Structure and dynamics of atmospheric boundary layer. Introduction to turbulence and turbulent transport. Crosslisted with EAS 6793.

CEE 6794. Atmospheric Chemical Modeling. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of modern numerical methods to the prediction of atmospheric chemical and physical compositions; specific applications using computer models developed by the students are included. Crosslisted with EAS 6794.

CEE 6795. Atmospheric Aerosols. 3 Credit Hours.

Chemical and physical properties of natural and anthropogenic aerosols. Sources, transport, transformation, and fate of primary/secondary, organic/inorganic, atmospheric semi-volatiles and aerosols. Crosslisted with EAS 6795.

CEE 6810. Linear Ocean Surface Wave Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to linear wave mechanics with emphasis on boundary value problems. Topics include wavemakers, boundary layers, wave/current interactions, long waves, edge waves and wave forces.

CEE 6811. Nonlinear Ocean Surface Wave Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced solutions of nonlinear wave equations including introduction to perturbation methods, shallow and deep water solutions, nonlinear wave interactions and stream function solutions.

CEE 6821. Nearshore Hydrodynamics. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to surfzone hydrodynamics including properties of breaking waves, undertow, longshore currents, wave setup, rip currents, infragravity waves, shear waves, and combined wave/current boundary layers.

CEE 6840. Coastal Sediment Transport. 3 Credit Hours.

Transport of cohesive and non-cohesive sediments in tidal and surf zone environments, measurement of sediment transport, numerical modeling of sediment transport and beach evolution.

CEE 6842. Coastal Engineering Measurements. 3 Credit Hours.

Measurement of scalars (temperature, concentration), and vectors (velocity, waves), with emphasis on water and sediments. Acoustical and optical sensors. Quantitative use of digital video/photographic data.

CEE 6XXX. Civil/Env Engr Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

CEE 7000. Master's Thesis. 1-21 Credit Hours.

CEE 7310. Master's Thesis and Research Presentation. 1 Credit Hour.

Oral presentation of master's thesis and research projects.

CEE 7751. Computational Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Numerical methods for solving the time-dependent Navier-Stokes equations in complex geometrics, including theory, implementation, and applications. Crosslisted with ME 7751.

CEE 7772. Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced study of failure of structural materials under load, mechanics of fracture, and microscopic and macroscopic aspects of the fracture of engineering materials. Crosslisted with AE, CHE, ME, and MSE 7772.

CEE 7773. Advanced Fracture Mechanics. 3 Credit Hours.

Nonlinear fracture mechanics including elastic-plastic and time-dependent fracture, advanced test methods, J-integral theory, and extensions. Crosslisted with AE, CHE, ME, and MSE 7773.

CEE 7774. Fatigue of Materials and Structures. 3 Credit Hours.

Mechanical and microstructural aspects of nucleation and growth of cracks under cyclic loading conditions, nitch effects, cumulative damage, multiaxial loading, and fatigue crack propagation. Crosslisted with AE, CHE, ME, and MSE 7774.

CEE 7791. Damage, Failure and Durability of Composite Materials. 3 Credit Hours.

Provide knowledge of the fundamental concepts and methods related to analysis and assessment of damage, failure and durability of composite materials. Crosslisted with AE, CHE, ME, MSE, and PTFE 7791.

CEE 7792. Advanced Mechanics of Composites. 3 Credit Hours.

Anisotropic elasticity, failure theories, hygrothermal behavior, 3-D analysis of laminates, thick laminates, free edge effects, stress concentrations, joints, creep and fracture of composites. Crosslisted with AE, CHE, ME, MSE and PTFE 7792.

CEE 7793. Manufacturing of Composites. 3 Credit Hours.

Major manufacturing techniques for metal-, ceramic-, and polymer-matrix composites. Modeling of processes with emphasis on fundamental mechanisms and effects. Crosslisted with AE, CHE, ME, MSE and PTFE 7793.

CEE 7999. Doctoral Examination Preparation. 1-21 Credit Hours.

For students preparing for the doctoral qualifying examination.

CEE 8091. Construction Seminar. 1 Credit Hour.

Introduction to leading-edge industry practices not part of the regular curriculum using field trips and guest lectures.

CEE 8094. Environmental Engineering Seminar. 1 Credit Hour.

Developments in environmental engineering science and technology, current practice, current research, and special topics related to environmental quality assessment and control.

CEE 8095. Research Seminar in Environmental Engineering. 1 Credit Hour.

Discussion of current research topics in environmental engineering. Presentations by master's and doctoral students.

CEE 8096. Environmental Fluid Mechanics & Water Resources Seminar. 1 Credit Hour.

Presentation and discussion of current research developments in environmental fluid mechanics and water resources by outside speakers, faculty, and graduate students.

CEE 8097. Introduction to Transportation Research. 1 Credit Hour.

The planning, organization and execution of professional transportation research. Topics include: human factors, safety, ethics, technical communications and the peer review process. Fulfills RCR requirements.

CEE 8099. Seminars in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials for PhD students.. 1 Credit Hour.

Seminars for CEE PhD students in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials (SEMM) to improve and practice technical communication skills.

CEE 8811. Special Topics. 1 Credit Hour.

Topics of current interest in civil engineering.

CEE 8812. Special Topics. 2 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in civil engineering.

CEE 8813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in civil engineering.

CEE 8814. Special Topics. 4 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in civil engineering.

CEE 8815. Special Topics. 5 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in civil engineering.

CEE 8824. Special Topics. 4 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in civil engineering.

CEE 8900. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

CEE 8901. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

CEE 8902. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

CEE 8903. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

CEE 8950. Master's Special Research Project. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Master's research project to be scheduled by M.S. students not writing thesis.

CEE 8956. Master's Special Research Problem. 1-21 Credit Hours.

For nonthesis students performing research.

CEE 8997. Teaching Assistantship. 1-9 Credit Hours.

For students holding graduate teaching assistantships.

CEE 8998. Research Assistantship. 1-9 Credit Hours.

For students holding a graduate research assistantship.

CEE 8999. Preparation for Doctoral Dissertation. 1-21 Credit Hours.

For students in the preliminary stages of formulating their doctoral research program who have not obtained formal approval of dissertation topic.

CEE 9000. Doctoral Thesis. 1-21 Credit Hours.