CIV: Civil Engineering

CIV 210: Land Surveying

Introduces the general mathematical and physical concepts related to engineering surveying. Covers plane surveying, geodesy, geodetics, measurement techniques and instruments, leveling, error theory, survey adjustments, coordinate systems and datums. Practical measurement techniques and instruments, and survey staking. Introduces photogrammetry and remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS).

Prerequisites: PHY 127 or 132; MAT 127 or 132 or 142 or AMS 161; CIV major

1 credit

CIV 300: Technical Communication

Aims to ensure proficiency in the types of communication necessary for success in the engineering professions. Provides students with the ability to apply their knowledge of correct written and spoken English to the diverse modes of communication encountered and used by engineers in the professional workplace. Combined with laboratory courses to create practical application of writing skills to civil engineering laboratory reports.

Prerequisites: WRT 102 and CIV major

Corequisite: CIV 340

1 credit, S/U grading

CIV 305: Transportation Systems Analysis I

Focused on highway transportation planning and traffic analysis. Topics include transportation planning, performance analysis of highway and road design, highway segments, highway and airport pavement design, geometric design, sight elevations and alignment, highway traffic operations, queuing theory and modeling, traffic analysis and control, travel demand models, ethics, sustainability, and environmental considerations during transportation planning.

Prerequisites: AMS 361 or MAT 303; CIV major

3 credits

CIV 306: Transportation Systems Analysis II

Focus is on high-speed ground transportation, urban transit and advanced modeling. Transportation and systems modeling. Planning, modeling and design of high-speed transit systems. Urban travel demand modeling. Transportation network modeling, uncongested and congested network models, planning and design issues of urban transit design. Highway asset management. Environmental transportation models, sustainability. Transportation system comparisons and evaluation, benefit and revenue cost analysis, and multi-criteria analysis.

Prerequisite: CIV 305

3 credits

CIV 310: Structural Engineering

Mechanics of materials related to engineering structures. Theory and analysis of structures, structural form and modeling. Load paths. Determinate and indeterminate structure analysis. Structural analysis using virtual work. Stiffness and flexibility methods. Influence lines. Design of structures with different materials: concrete, steel-concrete composites, timber and masonry structures. Structural systems. Structural reliability and serviceability.

Prerequisites: MEC 363; CIV major

3 credits

CIV 312: Design of Civil Engineering Structures

The application of the principles of structural engineering to the design of steel, concrete, masonry and timber structures. Design of cold formed steel structures. Design of composite structures. Design of hydraulic structures. Design with concrete and pre-stressed concrete. Design of beams, columns, and structural members for various loadings. Connections. Structural systems. Code requirements for various loading applications. Load paths and loads from earthquake and wind forces. Analysis of frames and wood engineering.

Prerequisite: CIV 310

3 credits

CIV 320: Water Supply and Waste Management

Water and wastewater planning. Physical water and wastewater treatment processes. Chemical water and wastewater treatment processes. Settling. Mass, material and energy balances. Filtration and disinfection, membrane and absorption processes. Biological wastewater treatment processes. Air pollution and incinerators. Solid waste/landfills. Modeling applications. Economics and financial calculations. Environmental laws and regulations. Life cycle assessment and sustainability.

Prerequisites: MEC 364; CME 304; CIV major

3 credits

CIV 330: Soil Mechanics

Soil relationships and classification, consolidation and settlement analysis. Soil compaction. Stress distribution, slop stability, and retaining structures. Foundation engineering introduction. Site improvements. Geo-synthetics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, geo-environment. In-situ subsurface characterization, in-situ testing and field instrumentation. Ground water modeling seepage forces, flow nets, and computer applications.

Prerequisite: CIV 310

3 credits

CIV 340: Civil Engineering Laboratory

Laboratory experiments that illustrate the basic principles of soil and material mechanics, environmental engineering and hydraulics, and civil engineering structures. Shear and cohesive strength of soils, slope stability; mechanical loading and analysis of steel, wood, concrete and composites; quality control tests and field testing. Hydraulic pressure, velocity, and flow; dissolved oxygen, biochemical and chemical oxygen demands; hydrologic, sediment and solids measurements. Determinate and indeterminate structure analysis, steel and wood structures; foundations; testing of concrete structures. Lab report writing, measurement analysis, and error propagation theory.

Prerequisites: MEC 316 and MEC 364

Corequisites: CIV 320 and CIV 330 and CIV 300

1 credit

CIV 410: Principles of Foundation Engineering

Strength, deformation and stress distributions in soils. Drained and undrained soil strength, soil exploration and sampling, in-situ subsurface characterization, in-situ testing and field instrumentation. Soil-structure interactions. Bearing capacity, footings and mats. Settlement and consolidation. Single piles and pile groups, load transfer to soils, pile driving, and pile load tests. Lateral loading of piles. Auger cast piles. Drilled shafts. Modeling and computer applications.

Prerequisites: CIV 312 and CIV 330

3 credits

CIV 420: Hydraulics

Fundamentals of hydraulics. Open channel hydraulics, sediment transportation in open channels. Coastal engineering hydraulics. Simulation in hydraulics. Water resources planning and management, storm sewers and flood detention. River flood waves. Storm analysis, intensity, and frequency. Stochastic hydraulics and risk assessments. Eco-hydraulics. Modeling and computer applications.

Prerequisites: MEC 364 and CIV major

3 credits

CIV 440: Senior Design I

Students will participate in structured engineering projects under supervision. They will be assigned to carry out significant professional responsibilities and whatever additional assignments are determined by their advisors. Assignments will cover in-situ data management and testing, specific limits, engineering judgments and reporting.

Prerequisites: CIV 305 and 312 and 320 and 330 and 340

3 credits

CIV 441: Senior Design II

Students will participate in structured engineering projects under supervision. They will be assigned to carry out significant professional responsibilities and whatever additional assignments are determined by their advisors. Assignments will design of civil engineering structures, design of special structures, comprehensive and realistic design project using the systems approach, design choices and their effect upon the environment, design constraints including constructability, minimization of environmental impact, and cost-effectiveness, managerial and professional aspects of design practice.

Prerequisite: CIV 440

3 credits