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CIVIL, CONSTRUCTION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (CE)

Professor Kenneth Fridley, Department Head
Office: 260 H.M. Comer Hall (MIB)

CE 101 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering. (1) 1 hour.

Introduces the student to the areas of professional civil and environmental engineering practice, with exposure to faculty members specializing in each area, solving typical problems in each professional area, learning of the activities of service organizations, and the responsibilities of professional practice.

CE 220 Infrastructure in the Environment. (3-0) 3 hours.

Permitting, environmental impact statements, and other environmental issues associated with human activities and engineering projects.

CE 260 Elementary Surveying. (2-3) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: DR 133 and MATH 125.

Precise measurement of lengths, angles, areas, and elevations in geodetic systems; computation of construction control, including highway alignment and land areas.

CE 262 Civil Engineering Materials. (2-3) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 201.

Introduction to the engineering properties of steel, wood, aggregate, concrete and asphalt, including testing procedures and interpretation of results.

CE 320 Introduction to Environmental Engineering. (3-3) 4 hours.
Prerequisite: CH 102 or BS degree in a compatible field.

Introduction to the scientific and engineering principles needed to analyze and solve environmental engineering problems.

CE 331 Introduction to Structural Engineering. (3-3) 4 hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 250.

Analysis of the structural response of civil engineering structures to typical loads using both hand-calculation methods and computer analysis programs.

CE 340 Geotechnical Engineering I. (3-3) 4 hours.
Prerequisites: AEM 250, and CE 262.

Static and dynamic interaction of soil and water; theories of stress distribution, consolidation, strength, and failures; stability of soil structures.

CE 350 Highway Design and Construction. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 260.

Introduction to highway geometric design, drainage, traffic-control devices, pavements, economic analysis, and construction.

CE 366 Construction Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 262.

Engineering economics applied to problems in construction. Topics include the time value of money, equipment costs and selection, and estimating construction costs from plans and specifications.

CE 378 Water Resources Engineering. (4-0) 4 hours.
Prerequisites: AEM 264 and AEM 311.

Mechanics of steady and unsteady flow in closed and open conduits, hydrology; water supply and wastewater disposal.

CE 401 Civil Engineering Design Project. (1-3) 4 hours.
Prerequisites: CE 320, CE 331, CE 340, CE 350, CE 366, and CE 378.

Introduction to design of a civil engineering project, featuring team concepts, realistic constraints, computer-aided design techniques, preparation of construction drawings, delivery of engineering reports, and public-hearing-type presentations. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

CE 405 Homeland Security Impacts on America. (1-0) 1 hour.
Prerequisite: None.

This course reviews impacts of homeland security on students’ careers and lives, including infrastructure, transportation, drinking water, the environment, the economy, politics, the military, computing, and other fields.

CE 411 Rock Mechanics. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: AEM 250 and CE 340.

Theories of rock failure and ground movement; stability analysis and design of underground openings; rock testing methods.

CE 422 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 320 or BS degree in a compatible field.

Engineering design and regulatory requirements for the collection, storage, recycling, treatment, and disposal of solid wastes.

CE 424 Water and Wastewater Treatment. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 320

Physical, chemical, and biological principles and design of municipal water and wastewater treatment units.

CE 425 Air Pollution (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 311 or CHE 304, and CE 320.

Introduction to the source, characteristics, and effects of air pollution and to air pollution control technology and design.

CE 428 Environmental Aqueous Chemistry. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CH 102 and CE 320.

Introduction to chemical principles as they apply to environmental aqueous systems. Chemical kinetics, equilibria, precipitation, redox reactions, and microbiological/chemical interaction in environmental systems are among topics covered.

CE 429 Environmental Systems Analysis. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MATH 238 and CE 320; or BS degree in a compatible field.

Systems modeling, systems optimization, and economics are applied to the analysis and solution of environmental engineering problems. Example applications are used extensively throughout the course.

CE 432 Advanced Structural Analysis. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 331.

Introduction to the matrix-displacement method of analysis for framed structures, including computer implementation of analysis. An introduction to finite-element analysis is also included.

CE 433 Reinforced Concrete Structures I. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 331.

Concrete materials; placement of concrete; and theory and design of reinforced beams, girders, slabs, columns, and footings.

CE 434 Structural Steel Design I. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 331.

Theory and design of structural steel members and their connections.

CE 435 Bridge Design and Construction. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CE 433 and CE 434.

Design of highway bridges including: bridge layout, estimated construction costs, design of reinforced concrete bridge deck, and design of prestressed concrete bridge girders.

CE 436 Wood Structural Design. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 331.

Modern timber engineering: design of beams, columns, trusses, and floor systems.

CE 437 Reinforced Concrete Structures II. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 433.

Design of reinforced concrete building components, including two-way slabs, slender columns, prestressed beams, slap-on-grade, and retaining walls.

CE 438 Structural Steel Design II. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 434.

Basic and elementary design procedures for steel structures such as plate girders, mill buildings, multistory buildings, highway bridges, and light-gauge steel structures.

CE 442 Waste Containment Facilities. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 320 and CE 340.

Introduction to the fundamentals of soil behavior as they relate to environmental engineering. Topics include soil behavior, soil compaction, conduction phenomena, geosynthetics, and aspects of landfill design.

CE 444 Foundation Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of soil foundation systems.

CE 446 Slopes and Retaining Structures. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of slopes and earth retaining structures.

CE 451 Geometric Design of Roadways. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

Application of the principles of geometric design: alignment, vertical control, drainage, traffic control, interchanges, and intersections. Design projects will be prepared to illustrate standard techniques.

CE 452 Traffic Safety and Transportation Security. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

Introduction to traffic safety techniques: site identification, data gathering and analysis, accident reconstruction, safety treatment selection, resource prioritization, and design projects.

CE 455 Planning and Design of Airport Facilities. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

A planning and designing course that includes the air transportation system, airport facilities, and regulatory requirements for airport certification.

CE 457 Pavement Design and Construction. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

The thickness design of base, subbase, asphalt, and concrete layers for highway pavements, including both design and construction aspects.

CE 458 Traffic Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

Vehicle operating characteristics, traffic flow, geometric design of road and intersections, and methods of traffic control.

CE 459 Pavement Rehabilitation. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

This course covers two areas concerning care of existing highway asphalt and concrete pavements. Major maintenance includes overlay design, additional drainage, recycling, and slab repair. Routine maintenance includes distress surveys, pothole repair, and crack and joint sealing.

CE 465 Blasting Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 340 or permission of the instructor.

Behavior of rock under dynamic loads intended to fragment or penetrate; theories of drilling, blasting, and communication; and application of theory.

CE 467 Construction Administration and Finance. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366.

Financial management of construction projects. Topics include alternative selection, life-cycle analysis, applied financial management techniques, insurance/indemnification, risk management, and tax implications.

CE 468 Construction Management. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366.

The management structure of construction companies and the laws, regulations, practices, tools, and processes used in planning, scheduling, and monitoring construction projects.

CE 469 Construction Internship. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366.

Practical field experience working with management of construction.

CE 475 Hydrology. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 378.

Hydrologic cycle, rainfall-runoff relations, unit hydrograph, statistical hydrology, and hydrologic simulation. Includes a class project with application to flood control, water supply, and multipurpose projects.

CE 482 Geological Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: GEO 101, CE 340, or permission of the instructor.

Methods of surface and subsurface exploration to determine geological and hydrological conditions; engineering properties of rocks in applied engineering practices.

CE 491 and CE 492 Special Problems (Area). Variable credit.
Prerequisite: Written permission of the instructor.

Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken. Analysis and/or design in any phase of civil engineering. The course is intended to take care of needs not covered by regularly offered courses.

Advanced Undergraduate/Entry-level Graduate Courses

CE 511 Advanced Rock Mechanics. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: AEM 250 and CE 340.

Advanced levels of theories of rock failure, ground movement; stability analysis, and design of underground openings; rock testing methods.

CE 522 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 320 or BS degree in a compatible field.

Engineering design and regulatory requirements for the collection, storage, recycling, treatment, and disposal of solid wastes.

CE 525 Air Pollution. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 311 or CE 320.

Introduction to the source, characteristics, and effects of air pollution and to air pollution control technology and design.

CE 526 Physical/Chemical Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and course in differential equations; or permission of the instructor.

Discussion of fundamentals of physical/chemical processes as they relate to environmental quality and water and wastewater treatment. Reactor principle, chemical processes, and particle removal process will be discussed from fundamental theory.

CE 528 Environmental Aqueous Chemistry. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CH 102 or CE 320.

Introduction to chemical principles as they apply to environmental aqueous systems. Chemical kinetics, equilibria, precipitation, redox reactions, and microbiological/chemical interaction in environmental systems are among topics covered.

CE 529 Environmental Systems Analysis. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: MATH 238 and CE 320; or BS degree in a compatible field.

Systems modeling, systems optimization, and economics are applied to the analysis and solution of environmental engineering problems. Example applications are used extensively throughout the course.

CE 532 Advanced Structural Analysis. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CE 331.

Introduction to the matrix-displacement method of analysis for framed structures, including computer implementation of analysis. An introduction to finite-element analysis is also included.

CE 533 Prestressed Concrete Structures. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CE 433.

Methods and materials for prestressing concrete members and structures. Analysis and design of determinate and indeterminate structures, including high-strength materials, relaxation, and time effects.

CE 535 Bridge Design and Construction. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CE 433 and CE 434.

Design of highway bridges, including: bridge layout, estimated construction costs, design of reinforced concrete bridge deck, and design of prestressed concrete bridge girders.

CE 536 Wood Structural Design. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 331.

Modern timber engineering: design of beams, columns, trusses, and floor systems.

CE 537 Reinforced Concrete Structures II. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CE 433.

Design of reinforced concrete building components including: two-way slabs, slender columns, prestressed beams, slap-on-grade, and retaining walls.

CE 538 Structural Steel Design II. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 434.

Basic and elementary design procedures for steel structures such as plate girders, mill buildings, multi-story buildings, highway bridges, and light-gauge steel structures.

CE 539 Industrial/Commercial Timber Structures. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 331.

Design of wood buildings and bridges including an introduction to the building code load provisions.

CE 542 Waste Containment Facilities. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 340.

Introduction to the fundamentals of soil behavior as they relate to environmental engineering. Topics include soil behavior, soil compaction, conduction phenomena, geosynthetics, and aspects of landfill design.

CE 544 Foundation Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of soil foundation systems.

CE 546 Slopes and Retaining Structures. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of slopes and earth retaining structures.

CE 551 Geometric Design of Roadways. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

Application of the principles of geometric design: alignment, vertical control, drainage, traffic control, interchanges, and intersections. Design projects will be prepared to illustrate standard techniques.

CE 552 Traffic Safety and Transportation Security. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

Introduction to traffic safety techniques: site identification, data gathering and analysis, accident reconstruction, safety treatment selection, resource prioritization, and design projects.

CE 555 Planning and Design of Airport Facilities. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

A planning and designing course that includes the air transportation system, airport facilities, and regulatory requirements for airport certification.

CE 557 Pavement Design and Construction. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

The thickness design of base, subbase, asphalt, and concrete layers for highway pavements, including both design and construction aspects.

CE 558 Traffic Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

Vehicle operating characteristics, traffic flow, geometric design of road and intersections, and methods of traffic control.

CE 559 Pavement Rehabilitation. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350.

This course covers two areas concerning care of existing highway asphalt and concrete pavements. Major maintenance includes overlay design, additional drainage, recycling, and slab repair. Routine maintenance includes distress surveys, pothole repair, and crack and joint sealing.

CE 565 Advanced Blasting Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CE 340 or permission of the instructor.

Behavior of rock under dynamic loads intended to fragment or penetrate; theories of drilling, blasting, and communication; and application of theory.

CE 570 Open Channel Flow. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 378.

Basic concepts of fluid flow, energy and momentum principles, flow resistance in non-uniform sections, channel controls and transitions, and non-uniform flow computations.

CE 571 Groundwater Hydraulics. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 378.

Occurrence and uses of groundwater; saturated and unsaturated groundwater flow; quantitative treatment of water flow; groundwater-surface water interactions; regional groundwater flow; flow-nets; well hydraulics; and containment transport and dispersion in groundwater.

CE 573 Statistical Applications in Civil Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: MATH 238.

Applications of statistical and probabilistic methodologies for analysis and solution of practical civil engineering problems, including frequency and risk analysis, analyses of experimental data, and systems simulation and optimization.

CE 575 Hydrology. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: CE 378

Hydrologic cycle, rainfall-runoff relations, unit hydrograph, statistical hydrology, and hydrologic simulation. Includes a class project with application to flood control, water supply, and multipurpose projects.

CE 582 Advanced Geological Engineering. (3-0) 3 hours.
Prerequisite: GEO 101, CE 340, or permission of instructor.

Engineering properties of rocks and soils; surface and subsurface exploration; ground water; land subsidence; earthquakes; geophysical techniques; and application of geology to civil, mining, and environmental engineering.

CE 591 and CE 592 Special Problems. 1 to 3 hours.
Prerequisite: Written permission of the instructor.

Independent study. Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken.

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