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CIVIL 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) 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 Elementary Surveying. (2-3) Three hours.

Prerequisite: MATH 125 or 131.

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) Three 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) Four hours.

Prerequisite: CH 102 or CH 132 or CHE 304 or B.S. 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) Four 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) Four hours.

Prerequisites: AEM 250, and CE 262 or CE 411.

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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 260.

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

CE 366 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. (4-0) Four hours.

Prerequisite: AEM 264.

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) Four hours.

Prerequisite: Senior standing in civil engineering.

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 411 Rock Mechanics. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: AEM 250.

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

CE 412 Mining Systems. (3-0) Three hours.

Introduction to the breadth of mining, including mining methods, unit operations, equipment, and health and safety for coal, metallic, and nonmetallic operations. Emphasis is on the design of surface coal mines.

CE 422 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 320 or B.S. 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) Three hours.

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

CE 425 Air Pollution (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: AEM 311 or CHE 304.

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

CE 426 Underground Mining Systems and Ventilation. (3-0) Three hours.

Corequisite: AEM 311.

Design of underground materials-handling systems, including conveyor belts, face haulage, rail haulage, and hoisting; analysis and design of mine ventilation systems; legal concerns and safety.

CE 428 Environmental Aqueous Chemistry. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 102 or CH 132.

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) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 238 and CE 320; or B.S. 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) 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.

Corequisite: 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.

Corequisite: CE 331.

Theory and design of structural steel members and their connections.

CE 435 Bridge Design and Construction (3-0) Three hours.

Corequisites: 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) Three hours.

Corequisite: CE 331.

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

CE 437 Reinforced Concrete Structures II (3-0) Three 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 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 442 Waste Containment Facilities. (3-0) Three 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 444 Foundation Engineering. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of soil foundation systems.

CE 446 Slopes and Retaining Structures. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of slopes and earth retaining structures.

CE 451 Geometric Design of Roadways. (3-0) Three 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. (3-0) Three 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor.

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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340.

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) Three 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) Three 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340, CE 411, or AEM 250.

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) 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Senior standing in civil engineering.

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) Three hours.

Practical field experience working with management of construction.

CE 475 Hydrology. (3-0) Three 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GEO 101 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: AEM 250.

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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 320 or B.S. degree in a compatible field.

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

CE 524 Air Pollution. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: AEM 311 or CHE 304.

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

CE 525 Physical/Chemical Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment. (3-0) Three 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 102 or CH 132.

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) Three hours.

Prerequisites: MATH 238 and CE 320; or B.S. 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) Three 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) Three 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) Three hours.

Corequisites: 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) Three hours.

Corequisite: CE 331.

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

CE 537 Reinforced Concrete Structures II. (3-0) Three 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) Three 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) Three hours.

Corequisite: CE 331.

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

CE 542 Waste Containment Facilities (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340 or permission of the instructor.

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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of soil foundation systems.

CE 545 Bituminous Materials and Mixtures. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 262.

Consideration of major types of bituminous materials—asphalt cements, cutback asphalts, asphalt emulsions—leading to current practice for designing optimum pavement mixtures.

CE 546 Slopes and Retaining Structures. (3-0) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340.

Analysis and design of slopes and earth retaining structures.

CE 551 Geometric Design of Roadways. (3-0) Three 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. (3-0) Three 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor.

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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: CE 340.

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) Three 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) Three 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) Three hours.

Prerequisites: CE 340, CE 411, or AEM 250.

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) Three 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) Three 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) Three 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) Three 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) Three hours.

Prerequisite: GEO 101 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. One to three hours.

Prerequisite: Written permission of the instructor.

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

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