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CIVIL, CONSTRUCTION, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (CE)

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

CE 121 Introduction to Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. (1) One 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) Three hours.

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

CE 260 Civil and Construction Surveying. (2) Two hours.
Prerequisite: DR 133 and MATH 112.

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

CE 262 Civil, and Construction Engineering Materials. (2) Two hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 201 Co-Rereq: AEM 250

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. (W) (3) Three hours.
Prerequisite: CH 101 and Co-Rereq MA 238

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

CE 331 Introduction to Structural Engineering. (C) (3) Three hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 250; AEM 264 and CE 262.

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) Four 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. Introduction to Transportation Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisite: CE 260.

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

CE 366 Introduction to Construction Engineering. (3-0) Three 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. (3) Three hours.
Prerequisites: AEM 264, GES 132 and AEM 311.

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

CE 401 Civil Engineering Project – Site Development. (C & W)(1-3) Four hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing, CE 320, CE 350, CE 366, and CE 378 and at least one of the following CE 424, CE 427, CE 485, CE 451, CE 454, CE 458, CE 461 or CE 475.

Use of software to design projects in teams, prepare construction drawings, and deliver engineering reports. This class is normally taken during the last term on campus.

CE 402 Construction Engineering Project – Site Development. (C & W)(1-3) Four hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in construction engineering, CE 340, CE 366, CE 461, CE 463 and at least one of the following: CE 350 or CE 378.

Use of software to design projects in teams, prepare construction drawings, and deliver engineering reports This class ins normally taken during the last term on campus.

CE 403 Civil Engineering Project – Building Design. (C & W) (1-3) Four hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering, CE 331, CE 340, CE 366, either CE 433 or CE 434 and one of the following: CE 432, CE 436, CE 437, CE 438, CE 439, CE 444, or CE 462.

Use software to design building projects in teams, prepare construction drawings, and deliver engineering reports. This class is normally taken during the last term on campus.

CE 404 Construction Engineering Project – Building Design. (C & W) (1-3) Four hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing in Construction Engineering. CE 331, CE 340, CE 366, CE 462, and CE 463. This class is normally taken during the last term on campus.

CE 411 Rock Mechanics. (3-0) Three 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 414 Information Systems. (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: CE 366

An overview of Management Information Systems (MIS). Focus on the practical aspects, applications, and methodology of MIS, particularly from the construction engineer is perspective. Information systems design methodology will be covered in detail.

CE 415 Advanced Engineering Economics. (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: IE 203 or CE 366; and GES 255 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Capital budgeting, decision making under risk and uncertainty, utility theory, cost estimation, and design of financial control through management simulation.

CE 416 Advanced Information System Design. (3-0) Three hours
Prerequisites: IE 414 or equivalent

Current concepts in information systems architecture and applications, including decision support systems and expert systems. Emphasis placed on expanded use of systems design methodology.

CE 417 Advanced Project Management. (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: IE 203 or CE 366; and GES 255 or equivalent.

This is an engineering management course designed to introduce students to the functions of project engineering and managers. It details the processes of planning and controlling project scope time and cost.

CE 418 Engineering Management. (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: CE 366

An introduction to management principles, and the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Management of engineers in research, design, manufacturing/construction, and quality will be studied.

CE 422 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. (3-0) Three 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) Three Hours
Prerequisite: CE 320

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

CE 425 Air Pollution Engineering. (3-0) Three Hours.
Prerequisites: 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 427 Stormwater Management. (3) Three Hours
Prerequisites: CE 378 and CE 475

Quality and quantity of urban storm water. Receiving water problems and sources of pollutants. Runoff quality and quantity characteristics, Selection and design of controls; regulations.

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

Theory and design of structural steel members and their connections.

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

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

CE 437 Reinforced Concrete Structures II. (3-0) Three 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) Three 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 439 Design of Masonry Structures. (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisites: CE 331

Design of un-reinforced and reinforced masonry walls, columns, pilasters, beams and lintels.

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 453 Intelligent Transportation Systems (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350

Introduction to the key components and definitions of intelligent transportation systems; advanced user services; legal, institutional and planning issues; system architecture, and system design/construction.

CE 454 Urban Transportation Planning (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350

The course will provide a foundation in urban transportation planning including an introduction to the planning process, software associated with transportation modeling, and conducting transportation planning and traffic impact studies.

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 460 Front End Planning (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Principles and applications for effective early planning of capital facilities including: finance, economics decision making, risk management, team alignment, and front end planning processes and tools.

CE 461 Horizontal Construction Methods (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Introduction to horizontal construction equipment and methods: Design of horizontal construction systems; and construction operation analysis and simulation.

CE 462 Vertical Construction Methods (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Construction of buildings, including mechanical, electrical plumbing and controls systems, design of temporary structures, and planning and design of lifts.

CE 463 Construction Cost Estimating (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Addresses the estimating and cost control function from conceptual planning through project execution. Topics include productivity analysis, organization of estimates, cost forecasting, estimating tools and techniques, contingency planning, and relationship to contract types and project execution strategies.

CE 464 Safety Engineering (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: GES 255 or equivalent or permission of instructor.

An introduction to safety management and accident prevention including state and federal laws related to general and construction projects. Topics include accident theories, safety regulations. Construction Safety act, hazards and their control, human behavior and safety, and safety management.

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 blasting damage criteria; and communication; and application of theory.

CE 467 Construction Accounting and Finance. (3-0) Three 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 480 Forensic Engineering (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 250

When failures in the built environment occur, whether during design, construction or in-service, a thorough examination of the causes is essential to both the evolution sound engineering practices and to dispute resolution through the legal system. The role of the engineer in this process is examined.

CE 481 Legal Aspects of Engineering (3) Three Hours (W)
Prerequisite: CE 262 and (CE320 or CE331 or CE340 or CE350 or CE366 or CE378)

Legal aspects of engineering and construction contracts and specifications; contract formation, interpretation, rights and duties, and changes; legal liabilities and professional ethics of architects, engineers and contractors.

CE 482 Geological Engineering (3-0) Three 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 484 Experimental Design & Field Sampling (3) Three Hours
Prerequisite: CE 320 and GES 255 or permission of instructor.

Experimental design, sensitivity analyses, water sampling, and flow monitoring. Receiving water chemical reactions. Field investigations.

CE 485 Construction Site Erosion (3-0) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 378

Nature and magnitude of erosion problems. Erosion plan development. Rainfall energy and erosion predictions. Sediment transport in urban areas. Channel and slope stability, and sedimentation and other controls.

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 514 Information Systems (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: CE 366

An overview of Management Information Systems (MIS). Focus on the practical aspects, applications, and methodology of MIS, particularly from the construction engineer is perspective. Information systems design methodology will be covered in detail.

CE 515 Advanced Engineering Economics (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: IE 203 or CE 366; and GES 255 or GES 400 or GES 500.

Capital budgeting, decision making under risk and uncertainty, utility theory, cost estimation, and design of financial control through management simulation.

CE 516 Advanced Information System Design (3-0) Three hours
Prerequisites: IE 414 or equivalent

Current concepts in information systems architecture and applications, including decision support systems and expert systems. Emphasis placed on expanded use of systems design methodology.

CE 517 Advanced Project Management (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: IE 203 or CE 366; and GES 255 or equivalent.

This is an engineering management course designed to introduce students to the functions of project engineering and managers. It details the processes of planning and controlling project scope time and cost.

CE 518 Engineering Management (3-0) Three hours.
Prerequisites: CE 366

Not open to student who have credit for CE 418.

An introduction to management principles, and the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Management of engineers in research, design, manufacturing/construction, and quality will be studied.

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 527 Storm Water Management (3) Three Hours
Prerequisites: CE 378 and CE 475

Quality and quantity of urban storm water. Receiving water problems and sources of pollutants. Runoff quality and quantity characteristics, Selection and design of controls; regulations.

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 534 Advanced Structural Mechanics (3-0) Three Hours
Prerequisites: CE 331

Introduction to advanced structural mechanics topics, including elementary elasticity, elementary beam theories, beams on elastic foundations, energy methods, buckling and free vibration of beams, and elementary thin-plate theory.

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 Design of Masonry Structures (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisites: CE 331

Design of un-reinforced and reinforced masonry walls, columns, pilasters, beams and lintels.

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 553 Intelligent Transportation Systems (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350

Introduction to the key components and definitions of intelligent transportation systems; advanced user services; legal, institutional and planning issues; system architecture, and system design/construction.

CE 554 Urban Transportation Planning (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 350

The course will provide a foundation in urban transportation planning including an introduction to the planning process, software associated with transportation modeling, and conducting transportation planning and traffic impact studies.

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 560 Front End Planning (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Principles and applications for effective early planning of capital facilities including: finance, economics decision making, risk management, team alignment, and front end planning processes and tools.

CE 561 Horizontal Construction Methods (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Introduction to horizontal construction equipment and methods: Design of horizontal construction systems; and construction operation analysis and simulation

CE 562 Vertical Construction Methods (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Construction of buildings, including mechanical, electrical plumbing and controls systems, design of temporary structures, and planning and design of lifts

CE 563 Construction Cost Estimating (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366

Addresses the estimating and cost control function from conceptual planning through project execution. Topics include productivity analysis, organization of estimates, cost forecasting, estimating tools and techniques, contingency planning, and relationship to contract types and project execution strategies.

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 567 Construction Accounting and Finance (3) Three 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 568 Construction Scheduling (3-0) Three 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 569 Construction Internship (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: CE 366.

Practical field experience working with management of construction

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 580 Forensic Engineering (3) Three Hours.
Prerequisite: AEM 250

When failures in the built environment occur, whether during design, construction or in-service, a thorough examination of the causes is essential to both the evolution sound engineering practices and to dispute resolution through the legal system. The role of the engineer in this process is examined.

CE 581 Legal Aspects of Engineering (3) Three Hours. (W)
Prerequisite: CE 262 and (CE320 or CE331 or CE340 or CE350 or CE366 or CE378)

Legal aspects of engineering and construction contracts and specifications; contract formation, interpretation, rights and duties, and changes; legal liabilities and professional ethics of architects, engineers and contractors.

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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