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Old Dominion University

2014-2015 Catalog

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

135 Kaufman Hall
757-683-3753
http://eng.odu.edu/cee

Gary Schafran, Chair
Isao Ishibashi, Graduate Program Director

Degree Programs

The department offers the following graduate degrees:
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Master's Degrees

In this rapidly changing technological world, graduate degrees are highly desirable and most often master’s degrees are required to hold professional civil and environmental engineering positions in the industry, and in federal, state and municipal government agencies. The department’s graduate programs are designed to educate the technological leaders of the future in civil and environmental engineering, and are structured to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. The specialty areas include coastal, geotechnical, structural, transportation and water resources engineering in civil engineering, and sub-fields in environmental engineering including water quality, water and wastewater treatment, hydrologic processes, water resources, environmental engineering microbiology, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, and pollution prevention. For additional information please request a departmental handbook from the graduate program director.

Master’s Admission Information

In addition to general University admission requirements, applicants’ bachelor degrees should be in civil engineering, environmental engineering or in engineering with a strong background in mathematics and physical sciences. Provisional admission will be given to those applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering; however these students will be required to complete undergraduate course work in addition to the graduate program requirements. Potential prerequisite courses are listed below.

Potential Prerequisite Courses for M.S. and M.E. in Civil Engineering (other than Transportation Engineering):

MATH 211Calculus I4
MATH 212Calculus II4
MATH 307Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 312Calculus III4
PHYS 231NUniversity Physics4
PHYS 232NUniversity Physics4
CS 150Problem Solving and Programming I4
or CEE 305 Civil and Environmental Computations
CEE 204Statics3
MAE 205Dynamics3
MAE 220Engineering Mechanics II - Solid Mechanics3
CEE 310Structures I3
CEE 323Soil Mechanics3
CEE 330Hydromechanics3
CEE 340Hydraulics and Water Resources3
CEE 410Concrete Design I3

Potential Prerequisites Courses for M.S. & M.E. in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering):

MATH 211Calculus I4
MATH 212Calculus II4
MATH 312Calculus III4
STAT 306Introductory Statistics3
PHYS 231NUniversity Physics4
PHYS 232NUniversity Physics4
CS 150Problem Solving and Programming I4
or CEE 305 Civil and Environmental Computations

Potential Prerequisite Courses for M.S. & M.E. in Environmental Engineering:

MATH 211Calculus I4
MATH 212Calculus II4
MATH 307Ordinary Differential Equations3
MATH 312Calculus III4
PHYS 231NUniversity Physics4
PHYS 232NUniversity Physics4
CHEM 121NFoundations of Chemistry I Lecture3
CHEM 122NFoundations of Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 123NFoundations of Chemistry II Lecture3
CS 150Problem Solving and Programming I4
or CEE 305 Civil and Environmental Computations
CEE 330Hydromechanics3
CEE 340Hydraulics and Water Resources3
CEE 350Environmental Pollution and Control3

Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering Graduate Course Requirements (except Transportation Engineering concentration):

The graduate courses applicable towards a master’s degree in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are grouped into various categories listed below. The required number of the credit hours from these categories for the Master of Science (M.S.) and the Master of Engineering (M.E.) degrees in Civil Engineering (except transportation engineering concentration) and in Environmental Engineering are summarized in Table CEE-1 and CEE-2, respectively. Note that for the M.S. option students must pass an oral thesis defense examination. For the M.E. project option students must pass an oral project defense examination. For the M.E. course option, student must pass an oral (for civil engineering) or written (for environmental engineering) comprehensive examination at the end of all course work.

Category A – Upper level courses in Civil Engineering

CEE 710Structural Dynamics3
CEE 711Finite Element Analysis3
CEE 712Advanced Reinforced Concrete3
CEE 713Prestressed Concrete3
CEE 714Advanced Structural Analysis3
CEE 715Engineering Optimization I3
CEE 717Bridge Structures Design3
CEE 719Inelastic Structures3
CEE 720Structural Stability3
CEE 721Plates3
CEE 722Cluster Parallel Computing3
CEE 723Seismic Design of Steel Structures3
CEE 724Retrofitting Methods for Bridges and Buildings3
CEE 730Advanced Foundation Engineering3
CEE 731Advanced Soil Mechanics3
CEE 732Engineering Behavior of Soils3
CEE 733Soil Dynamics3
CEE 741Open Channel Flow *3
CEE 747Groundwater Flow *3
CEE 761Water Resources Process and Analysis Methods *3
CEE 770Transportation Safety3
CEE 771Transportation Operations II3
CEE 772Intelligent Transportation Systems3
CEE 773Transportation Planning3
CEE 774Transportation Network Flow Models3
CEE 775Computational Methods for Transportation Systems3
CEE 776Simulation in Transportation Networks3
CEE 782Design of Coastal Structures3
CEE 783Tidal Hydraulics in the Estuarine and Coastal Environment3
CEE 787Dredging and Beach Engineering3
CEE 788Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Processes *3
CEE 789Computational Environmental Fluid Dynamics3

 Category B – Upper level courses in Environmental Engineering

CEE 650Pollution Prevention3
CEE 659Carbon-Free Clean Energy3
CEE 700Civil and Environmental Engineering Experimental Design #3
CEE 741Open Channel Flow *3
CEE 747Groundwater Flow *3
CEE 751Physicochemical Treatment Processes3
CEE 752Biological Wastewater Treatment3
CEE 753Advanced Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment3
CEE 754Environmental Engineering Microbiology3
CEE 755Water Quality Management3
CEE 756Water Quality Modeling3
CEE 761Water Resources Process and Analysis Methods *3
CEE 762Aquatic Chemistry in Environmental Engineering3
CEE 788Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Processes *3

 Category C – Lower level courses in Civil & Environmental Engineering

CEE 511Concrete Design II3
CEE 514Masonry Structures Design3
CEE 515Steel Structures Design3
CEE 516Wood Structures Design3
CEE 530Foundation Engineering3
CEE 531Earth Structures Design with Geosynthetics3
CEE 532Introduction to Earthquake Engineering3
CEE 540Hydraulic Engineering3
CEE 546Urban Stormwater Hydrology3
CEE 547Groundwater Hydraulics3
CEE 550Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System Design3
CEE 552Air Quality3
CEE 554Hazardous Wastes3
CEE 558Sustainable Development3
CEE 559Biofuels Engineering3
CEE 560Advanced Analytical Techniques in Environmental Engineering3
CEE 570Transportation Fundamentals3
CEE 571Transportation Operations I3
CEE 576Transportation Operations Applications3
CEE 582Introduction to Coastal Engineering3

 Category D – Other graduate courses

Graduate level courses offered from other departments. These courses must be related to the program of study and must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

MATH or STAT Category

CEE 700 Civil and Environmental Engineering Experimental Design; or a graduate level MATH or STAT course.

*

Double listings in A and B categories.

#

Double listings in B and STAT categories.

Table CEE-1. Required Course Distributions for M.S. and M.E. in Civil Engineering (except for Transportation Engineering Concentration)

M.S. - Thesis Option

Category Credit Hours
A12
A,B,C, or D9
MATH/STAT3
Thesis6
Total30*
M.E. - Project Option
Category Credit Hours
A15
A,B,C, or D9
MATH/STAT3
Project3
Total30*
M.E. - Course Option
Category Credit Hours
A15
A,B,C, or D9
MATH/STAT3
A or B3
Total 30**
*

For M.S. and M.E. Project options, no more than 9 credit hours can be at 500 level.

**

 For M.E. Course option, no more than 12 credit hours can be at 500 level.

Table CEE-2. Required Course Distributions for M.S. and M.E. in Environmental Engineering

M.S. - Thesis Option

Category Credit Hours
B12
A,B,C, or D9
MATH/STAT3
Thesis6
Total30*
M.E. - Project Option
Category Credit Hours
B15
A,B, C, or D9
MATH/STAT3
Project3
Total30*
M.E. - Course Option
Category Credit Hours
B15
A,B, C, or D9
MATH/STAT3
A or B3
Total30**
*

For M.S. and M.E. Project options, no more than 9 credit hours can be at 500 level.

**

For M.E. Course option, no more than 12 credit hours can be at 500 level.

Civil Engineering Graduate Course Requirements (in Transportation Engineering concentration):

The department offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Engineering (M.E.) degrees in Civil Engineering with concentration in Transportation Engineering. Table CEE-3 summarizes the requirements for the M.S. and M.E. degrees in the Transportation Engineering concentration. Note that for the M.S. option students must pass an oral thesis defense examination. For the M.E. project option students must pass an oral project defense examination. For the M.E. course option, student must pass an oral comprehensive examination at the end of all course work.

Table CEE-3. Required Course Distributions for M.S. and M.E. in Civil Engineering – Transportation Engineering Concentration

M.S. - Thesis Option

Category Credit Hours
Core Courses9
Upper-Level Transportation Electives3
Graduate Statistic Course3
Other Electives9
Thesis6
Total30*

M.E. -  Project Option

Category Credit Hours
Core Courses9
Upper-Level Transportation Electives3
Graduate Statatistic Course3
Other Electives12
Project3
Total30*

M.E. -  Course Option 

Category Credit Hours
Core Courses9
Upper-Level Transportation Electives6
Graduate Statistic Course3
Other Electives12
Total30**
*

Note:  For M.S. and M.E. Project options, no more than 9 credit hours can be at 500 level.

**

 For M.E. Course Option, no more than 12 credits can be at the 500 level.

Courses in Transportation Engineering Concentration

Core Courses
Transportation Fundamentals
Transportation Operations I
Transportation Planning
Upper-level Transportation Electives
Transportation Safety
Transportation Operations II
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Transportation Network Flow Models
Computational Methods for Transportation Systems
Simulation in Transportation Networks
Statistics Course
Civil and Environmental Engineering Experimental Design
Other Elective Courses
Transportation Safety
Transportation Operations II
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Transportation Network Flow Models
Computational Methods for Transportation Systems
Simulation in Transportation Networks
and other approved electives - see table below
Thesis/Project
Thesis
Master’s Project

Other Approved Electives

CEE 552Air Quality3
CEE 558Sustainable Development3
CEE 576Transportation Operations Applications3
CEE 715Engineering Optimization I3
ECON 502Transportation Economics3
MSIM 603Simulation Design3
ENMA 600Cost Estimating and Financial Analysis3
ENMA 603Operations Research3
ENMA 717Cost Engineering3
ENMA 724Risk Analysis3
MSIM 601Introduction to Modeling and Simulation3
PADM 633Methods of Urban Planning3
PADM 634Regional Planning3
PORT 611International Maritime Transport3
PORT 612Port Operations and Management3
PORT 614Port Planning and Economics3
PSYC 870Human Factors Psychology3
STAT 531Theory of Statistics3
STAT 532Sampling Theory3
STAT 535Design and Analysis of Experiments3
STAT 537Applied Regression Analysis3
STAT 549Nonparametric Statistics3

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Doctoral degrees in civil engineering and environmental engineering are required for college-level teaching and employment in research institutions. Many leading industries and agencies also seek well-trained doctoral graduates. The specialty areas include coastal, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering in Civil Engineering and a variety of sub-fields in Environmental Engineering including water quality, water and wastewater treatment, hydrologic processes, water resources, environmental engineering microbiology, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, and pollution prevention.

Doctor of Philosophy Admission Requirements

A master’s degree or equivalent in engineering or a related field is required for admission; however exceptionally well qualified students can be admitted to the doctoral program directly without a master’s degree. In addition to general University admission requirements, submission of GRE scores is required except for applicants who hold an ABET accredited engineering degree from an institution in the USA or a graduate engineering degree from an institution of which the undergraduate degree is ABET accredited in the USA.  One of the two recommendation letters may be from an employment supervisor.

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements

Refer to Table 5 for the college summary of degree requirements. Three-fifths (3/5) of the courses shall be from 800-level courses as required by the University.

Doctor of Engineering Degree

The Department offers a Doctoral of Engineering program (D.Eng.) with concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering in accordance with the D.Eng. program criteria and requirements specified for the Batten College of Engineering and Technology in this catalog.

Certificate Programs

Coastal Engineering Certificate

David Basco, Director, Coastal Engineering Center

In order to provide the opportunity for practicing civil/coastal engineers to further their knowledge and to become more competent in their profession, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a non-degree Coastal Engineering Certificate. Admission to the program requires a Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering, coastal engineering, or a related field (e.g. oceanography, geoscience). The program consists of the following four graduate courses (12 credit hours) that are taught over the course of two years (one each semester); these courses are made available on-line.

CEE 582Introduction to Coastal Engineering (Spring)3
CEE 782Design of Coastal Structures (Fall, even years)3
CEE 787Dredging and Beach Engineering (Fall, odd years)3
CEE 788Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Processes (Spring, even years)3
Total Hours12

 An overall grade point average of 3.00 or better is required to earn the certificate.

CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Courses

CEE 511. Concrete Design II. 3 Credits.

Analysis and design of complex concrete structural members, flat and two-way slabs, special topics and introduction to prestressed concrete design.

CEE 514. Masonry Structures Design. 3 Credits.

Masonry materials, reinforced beams and lintels, walls, columns and pilasters, shear walls, and buildings.

CEE 515. Steel Structures Design. 3 Credits.

Load and resistance factor design methods for steel structures.

CEE 516. Wood Structures Design. 3 Credits.

Design of wood structures based on national design specification and load and resistance factor design.

CEE 530. Foundation Engineering. 3 Credits.

Subsurface exploration, site preparation, design of shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures.

CEE 531. Earth Structures Design with Geosynthetics. 3 Credits.

Seepage and stability analysis and design of manmade and natural slopes and retaining structures. Applications of geosynthetic material to seepage control, reinforcement of earth works, and containment of hazardous materials.

CEE 532. Introduction to Earthquake Engineering. 3 Credits.

An overview of earthquake processes and details of the characteristics of destructive ground motion; the effects of such motion on civil engineering structures; reviews of current design practice in mitigating earthquake hazards for various civil engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, lifelines, ports and harbors. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

CEE 540. Hydraulic Engineering. 3 Credits.

Hydraulic transients; flow control structures; computer analysis of hydraulic systems; design of pipelines, open channels and culverts.

CEE 546. Urban Stormwater Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Storm rainfall analysis, design rainfall hyetographs, runoff calculation procedures, detention basins, use of mathematical models to analyze and design urban storm drainage systems.

CEE 547. Groundwater Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Description of well hydraulics in single and multiple well systems. Determination of aquifer parameters from pumping tests. Use of computer models to determine drawdowns due to multiple well systems.

CEE 550. Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection System Design. 3 Credits.

Design of water distribution systems, sanitary sewer systems and appurtenances.

CEE 552. Air Quality. 3 Credits.

Study of air quality management standards and regulations and pollutant dynamics. Design and operation of emission control equipment for mobile and stationary sources of air pollution.

CEE 554. Hazardous Wastes. 3 Credits.

Study of sources, generation rates and characteristics of hazardous wastes and their regulation, handling, and design of treatment and disposal facilities.

CEE 558. Sustainable Development. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Overview of social, economical, technical environmental aspects of regional, national and international efforts to achieve sustainable development. Discussion of the integration of industrial activity and ecological concerns utilizing principles of zero emissions, pollution prevention and design for the environment.

CEE 559. Biofuels Engineering. 3 Credits.

Course covers the overview of renewable energy sources; fundamentals of biofuels; biomass and types of biomass (e.g., woody biomass, forest residues, agricultural residues, energy crops); composition of lignocelluloses (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin); biomass conversion technologies; thermochemical, supercritical water, and biochemical conversion processes; types of biofuels from biomass; liquid fuels (bioethanol, bio-oil, biocrude, and hydrocarbons); gaseous fuels (synthesis gas, hydrogen, biodiesel); solid fuels (biochar, torrefied biomass); biodiesel from vegetable oils, algae to biofuels; value-added processing of biofuel residues; economic and environmental assessments; policies and future R&D. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

CEE 560. Advanced Analytical Techniques in Environmental Engineering. 3 Credits.

The objective of this class is to introduce students to the analytical, experimental, and process engineering techniques that are utilized to support decision making in environmental engineering.

CEE 570. Transportation Fundamentals. 3 Credits.

This course surveys the current practice of transportation engineering in the United States. It focuses on various ground transportation modes and covers policy, institutional planning and operational issues. Students are introduced to planning models, capacity analysis, traffic impact analysis, and parking studies.

CEE 571. Transportation Operations I. 3 Credits.

This is the first course in transportation operations and traffic flow theory. Topics include traffic engineering studies, capacity analysis, intersection control, traffic flow models, shockwave analysis, signal warrant analysis, and safety analysis. Course includes applications of modeling and simulation to isolated intersections. Prerequisite: CEE 570.

CEE 576. Transportation Operations Applications. 3 Credits.

This course deals with operations applications in transportation. It covers theory and practical examples of traffic engineering studies, capacity analysis, intersection control, signal warrant analysis, and safety analysis. Topics discussed also include traffic management, access management, traffic calming, and regional operations management.

CEE 582. Introduction to Coastal Engineering. 3 Credits.

Classical small amplitude wave theory, wave transformations in shallow water, shoaling, refraction, diffraction, reflection, breaking. Wave induced near shore currents and sediment transport processes. Alternatives to mitigate coastal erosion processes. Introduction to coastal structures. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

CEE 595. Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in civil and/or environmental engineering. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

CEE 650. Pollution Prevention. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Application of engineering methods to the prevention of pollution. Review of the Pollution Prevention Act and related regulations. Study of source reduction methods analysis for manufacturing, materials, and processing changes. Pollution prevention case studies.

CEE 659. Carbon-Free Clean Energy. 3 Credits.

The course presents an overview of carbon-free energy sources (nuclear, wind, solar, hydropower, and geothermal). The current status, conversion processes, economics, and environmental issues of these forms of energy will be discussed.

CEE 667. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits (may be repeated for credit). Prerequisite: approval by the department and Career Management in accordance with the policy for granting credit for cooperative education programs. Available for pass/fail grading only. Student participation for credit based on the academic relevance of the work experience, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the department and Career Management prior to the semester in which the work experience is to take place.

CEE 668. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Prerequisite: approval by department and Career Management Center. Academic requirements will be established by the department and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allows students an opportunity to gain short duration career-related experience.

CEE 669. Practicum. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Prerequisite: approval by department and Career Management Center. Academic requirements will be established by the department and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allows students an opportunity to gain short duration career-related experience.

CEE 695. Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 1-3 Credits.

Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in civil and/or environmental engineering.

CEE 697. Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Individual analytical, experimental and/or design study selected by the student. Approved and supervised by the advisor.

CEE 698. Master’s Project. 1-3 Credits.

. 1-3 credits. Individual project, investigation under the direction of the student’s major professor.

CEE 699. Thesis. 1-6 Credits.

1-6 credits. Research leading to the Master of Science thesis.

CEE 700. Civil and Environmental Engineering Experimental Design. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Graduate-level overview of engineering experimental design and analysis with emphasis on statistical methods; practical and proper statistical methods applicable to multidisciplinary, real-world civil and environmental engineering problems.

CEE 710. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Free and forced vibration of discrete and continuous systems; elastic and inelastic response of structures under dynamic loads.

CEE 711. Finite Element Analysis. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. To provide an understanding of the finite element method (FEM) as derived from an integral formulation perspective. To demonstrate the solutions of (1-D and 2-D) continuum mechanics problems such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

CEE 712. Advanced Reinforced Concrete. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Ultimate-strength theory, yield line methods, limit design, and other relevant advanced topics in the theory and design of concrete structures.

CEE 713. Prestressed Concrete. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Analysis and design of prestressed concrete members and structures. Shrinkage, creep and losses, shear, bond and anchorages are discussed.

CEE 714. Advanced Structural Analysis. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Elastic analysis of framed structures using matrix and numerical techniques.

CEE 715. Engineering Optimization I. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Formulation and solution algorithms for Linear Programming (LP) problems. Unconstrained and constrained nonlinear programming (NLP) problems. Optimum solution for practical engineering systems. (Cross-listed with ME 715/815.).

CEE 717. Bridge Structures Design. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Design of steel, concrete, and composite bridges using modern techniques and current specifications.

CEE 719. Inelastic Structures. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Inelastic analysis and behavior of framed structures.

CEE 720. Structural Stability. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Fundamentals of elastic and inelastic stability of beams, columns and frames.

CEE 721. Plates. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Classical and modern methods for the solution of plates of various shapes and boundary conditions, continuous and axially loaded plates and plates on elastic supports. Design examples.

CEE 722. Cluster Parallel Computing. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Detailed numerical step-by-step procedures to exploit parallel and sparse computation under MPI (Message, Passing, Interface) computer environments are explained. Large-scale engineering/science applications are emphasized. Simultaneous linear equations are discussed.

CEE 723. Seismic Design of Steel Structures. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Analysis and design of steel structures under seismic loading conditions, introduction to design specifications for steel structures.

CEE 724. Retrofitting Methods for Bridges and Buildings. 3 Credits.

Retrofitting methods for bridges and buildings combined with related advanced structural analysis and design techniques.

CEE 730. Advanced Foundation Engineering. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Advanced analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures.

CEE 731. Advanced Soil Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Detailed study of shear strength of soils and its application to slope stability and embankment design and analysis. Advanced laboratory shear tests are included.

CEE 732. Engineering Behavior of Soils. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Detailed study of physiochemical behavior of soils, fabric, rheology, effective stress path, and their applications to various geotechnical engineering problems.

CEE 733. Soil Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Study of soil behavior under dynamic loadings. Laboratory and field techniques for determining soil properties and liquefaction potential. Design examples.

CEE 741. Open Channel Flow. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Momentum and energy principles, design of open channels, use of mathematical models for flow calculations in rivers, introduction to unsteady open channel flow.

CEE 747. Groundwater Flow. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Mathematical formulations of laws governing groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Unsaturated flow. Use of computer models for modeling groundwater aquifers.

CEE 751. Physicochemical Treatment Processes. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Physical and chemical processes used in the treatment of water and waste water are covered. Separation, isolation and reaction processes are characterized as well as reactor engineering.

CEE 752. Biological Wastewater Treatment. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. The use of microorganisms to treat domestic and industrial waste waters for organics and nutrient removal are studied. Characteristics of individual waste water components and the appropriate treatment processes to remove these components are covered.

CEE 753. Advanced Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: CEE 751 and 752. Theory, operation and application of advanced water and waste water treatment systems, including land application, dissolved solids, organic contaminant and nutrient removal processes. Emphasis on system development for waste water reclamation/recycling.

CEE 754. Environmental Engineering Microbiology. 3 Credits.

Lecture 2 hours; laboratory 2 hours; 3 credits. A lecture and laboratory course dealing with the study of the principles and applications of microbiology in waste water treatment, water treatment, stream self-purification and their effects in environmental engineering.

CEE 755. Water Quality Management. 3 Credits.

Characterization of water quality in natural systems and the human activities that result in contaminant input to these systems are studied. Management practices for minimizing contaminant input and for restoring contaminated waters are discussed.

CEE 756. Water Quality Modeling. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Formulation of mathematical equations to describe the fate and transport of aqueous contaminants in dynamic surface water systems. Use of water quality computer models to predict various contamination scenarios.

CEE 761. Water Resources Process and Analysis Methods. 3 Credits.

Interactive hydrologic processes in water resource; modifications of climate change to these processes; modern simulation and systematic analysis methods incorporating the modifications into practices of water resource planning, utilization, protection, and engineering.

CEE 762. Aquatic Chemistry in Environmental Engineering. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Chemical reactions in natural and engineered systems are studied with emphasis placed on developing kinetic expressions and assessing chemical equilibrium. Kinetic and equilibrium expressions are applied to engineering problems to predict the reaction time and products of specific reactions.

CEE 770. Transportation Safety. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course focuses on major transportation safety issues including transportation safety goals, safety of various transportation modes, identification of problematic locations, selection of safety countermeasures and their evaluation, safety data and modeling issues.

CEE 771. Transportation Operations II. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This is the second course in transportation operations and traffic flow theory. Topics covered include design of progressive signal systems, queuing theory, car following models, and applications of microscopic traffic simulation to corridor studies.

CEE 772. Intelligent Transportation Systems. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course examines how ITS can be used to enhance mobility and safety. The topics covered in the course include systems engineering approach to ITS, traveler response to technologies and information, ITS planning and evaluation, and ITS deployment and operational performance.

CEE 773. Transportation Planning. 3 Credits.

This course covers transportation planning processes that include policy direction, transportation data, travel demand forecasting models, and decision-making/stakeholders issues.

CEE 774. Transportation Network Flow Models. 3 Credits.

This course provides a rigorous introduction to transportation network modeling, with special emphasis on network equilibrium problems. Topics include: elementary graph theory, shortest path problem nonlinear optimization, optimization of univariate functions, deterministic and stochastic user equilibrium.

CEE 775. Computational Methods for Transportation Systems. 3 Credits.

Fundamental models and algorithms in optimization, stochastic modeling and parallel computing will be discussed and illustrated with transportation applications.

CEE 776. Simulation in Transportation Networks. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Principles of simulation modeling. Microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic traffic simulation models. Driver behavior in networks. Calibration and validation of traffic simulation models. Traffic simulation software.

CEE 782. Design of Coastal Structures. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Nonlinear wave theories; wave forces on slender piles and seawalls; design of rubblemound structures; design philosophy, initial costs, maintenance costs, optimized design using stochastic methods; design of renourished beaches. Advanced alternative solutions for shore protection.

CEE 783. Tidal Hydraulics in the Estuarine and Coastal Environment. 3 Credits.

This course introduces fundamental theories of estuarine hydraulics and processes, including classification of estuaries, estuarine hydrodynamics (waves and tides), along-/cross-channel momentum balances, estuarine variability, mixing and stratification in estuaries, wave-current interactions, flushing and fronts in estuaries as well as saltwater intrusion.

CEE 787. Dredging and Beach Engineering. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Types of dredges, factors affecting dredge performance; hydraulic dredges (cutter, hopper) and mechanical dredges systems (bucket, clamshell, etc.); shoaling rate determination; inlet sand bypassing systems; beach renourishment schemes. Design of beach renourishment/projects.

CEE 788. Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Processes. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Time averaging wind waves and radiation stresses. Wave setup, longshore currents, rip currents and nearshore circulation. Theoretical models for regular (monochromatic) and irregular waves. Wave energy dissipation models in surf zones. Vertical structure and undertow models. Sediment concentration and transport models for predicting bathymetric change.

CEE 789. Computational Environmental Fluid Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Fluid dynamics conservation laws as transport phenomena. Classical, finite-difference models for advection, diffusion and combined fluid flows. Explicit and implicit schemes to solve unsteady, free-surface fluid flow and diffusion (dispersion) problems in one and multi-dimensions. Turbulence models.

CEE 795. Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in civil and/or environmental engineering. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

CEE 797. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

CEE 800. Civil and Environmental Engineering Experimental Design. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Graduate-level overview of engineering experimental design and analysis with emphasis on statistical methods; practical and proper statistical methods applicable to multidisciplinary, real-world civil and environmental engineering problems.

CEE 810. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Free and forced vibration of discrete and continuous systems; elastic and inelastic response of structures under dynamic loads.

CEE 811. Finite Element Analysis. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. To provide an understanding of the finite element method (FEM) as derived from an integral formulation perspective. To demonstrate the solutions of (1-D and 2-D) continuum mechanics problems such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.

CEE 812. Advanced Reinforced Concrete. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Ultimate-strength theory, yield line methods, limit design, and other relevant advanced topics in the theory and design of concrete structures.

CEE 813. Prestressed Concrete. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Analysis and design of prestressed concrete members and structures. Shrinkage, creep and losses, shear, bond and anchorages are discussed.

CEE 814. Advanced Structural Analysis. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Elastic analysis of framed structures using matrix and numerical techniques.

CEE 815. Engineering Optimization I. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Formulation and solution algorithms for Linear Programming (LP) problems. Unconstrained and constrained nonlinear programming (NLP) problems. Optimum solution for practical engineering systems. (Cross-listed with ME 715/815.).

CEE 817. Bridge Structures Design. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Design of steel, concrete, and composite bridges using modern techniques and current specifications.

CEE 819. Inelastic Structures. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Inelastic analysis and behavior of framed structures.

CEE 820. Structural Stability. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Fundamentals of elastic and inelastic stability of beams, columns and frames.

CEE 821. Plates. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Classical and modern methods for the solution of plates of various shapes and boundary conditions, continuous and axially loaded plates and plates on elastic supports. Design examples.

CEE 822. Cluster Parallel Computing. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Detailed numerical step-by-step procedures to exploit parallel and sparse computation under MPI (Message, Passing, Interface) computer environments are explained. Large-scale engineering/science applications are emphasized. Simultaneous linear equations are discussed.

CEE 823. Seismic Design of Steel Structures. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Analysis and design of steel structures under seismic loading conditions, introduction to design specifications for steel structures.

CEE 824. Retrofitting Methods for Bridges and Buildings. 3 Credits.

Retrofitting methods for bridges and buildings combined with related advanced structural analysis and design techniques.

CEE 830. Advanced Foundation Engineering. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Advanced analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures.

CEE 831. Advanced Soil Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Detailed study of shear strength of soils and its application to slope stability and embankment design and analysis. Advanced laboratory shear tests are included.

CEE 832. Engineering Behavior of Soils. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Detailed study of physiochemical behavior of soils, fabric, rheology, effective stress path, and their applications to various geotechnical engineering problems.

CEE 833. Soil Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Study of soil behavior under dynamic loadings. Laboratory and field techniques for determining soil properties and liquefaction potential. Design examples.

CEE 841. Open Channel Flow. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Momentum and energy principles, design of open channels, use of mathematical models for flow calculations in rivers, introduction to unsteady open channel flow.

CEE 847. Groundwater Flow. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Mathematical formulations of laws governing groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Unsaturated flow. Use of computer models for modeling groundwater aquifers.

CEE 851. Physiochemical Treatment Processes. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Physical and chemical processes used in the treatment of water and waste water are covered. Separation, isolation and reaction processes are characterized as well as reactor engineering.

CEE 852. Biological Wastewater Treatment. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. The use of microorganisms to treat domestic and industrial waste waters for organics and nutrient removal are studied. Characteristics of individual waste water components and the appropriate treatment processes to remove these components are covered.

CEE 853. Advanced Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: CEE 751 and 752. Theory, operation and application of advanced water and waste water treatment systems, including land application, dissolved solids, organic contaminant and nutrient removal processes. Emphasis on system development for waste water reclamation/recycling.

CEE 854. Environmental Engineering Microbiology. 3 Credits.

Lecture 2 hours; laboratory 2 hours; 3 credits. A lecture and laboratory course dealing with the study of the principles and applications of microbiology in waste water treatment, water treatment, stream self-purification and their effects in environmental engineering.

CEE 855. Water Quality Management. 3 Credits.

Characterization of water quality in natural systems and the human activities that result in contaminant input to these systems are studied. Management practices for minimizing contaminant input and for restoring contaminated waters are discussed.

CEE 856. Water Quality Modeling. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Formulation of mathematical equations to describe the fate and transport of aqueous contaminants in dynamic surface water systems. Use of water quality computer models to predict various contamination scenarios.

CEE 861. Water Resources Processes and Analysis Methods. 3 Credits.

Interactive hydrologic processes in water resource; modifications of climate change to these processes; modern simulation and systematic analysis methods incorporating the modifications into practices of water resource planning, utilization, protection, and engineering.

CEE 862. Aquatic Chemistry in Environmental Engineering. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Chemical reactions in natural and engineered systems are studied with emphasis placed on developing kinetic expressions and assessing chemical equilibrium. Kinetic and equilibrium expressions are applied to engineering problems to predict the reaction time and products of specific reactions.

CEE 870. Transportation Safety. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course focuses on major transportation safety issues including transportation safety goals, safety of various transportation modes, identification of problematic locations, selection of safety countermeasures and their evaluation, safety data and modeling issues.

CEE 871. Transportation Operations II. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This is the second course in transportation operations and traffic flow theory. Topics covered include design of progressive signal systems, queuing theory, car following models, and applications of microscopic traffic simulation to corridor studies.

CEE 872. Intelligent Transportation Systems. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course examines how ITS can be used to enhance mobility and safety. The topics covered in the course include systems engineering approach to ITS, traveler response to technologies and information, ITS planning and evaluation, and ITS deployment and operational performance.

CEE 873. Transportation Planning. 3 Credits.

This course covers transportation planning processes that include policy direction, transportation data, travel demand forecasting models, and decision-making/stakeholders issues.

CEE 874. Transportation Network Flow Models. 3 Credits.

This course provides a rigorous introduction to transportation network modeling, with special emphasis on network equilibrium problems. Topics include: elementary graph theory, shortest path problem nonlinear optimization, optimization of univariate functions, deterministic and stochastic user equilibrium.

CEE 875. Computational Methods for Transportation Systems. 3 Credits.

Fundamental models and algorithms in optimization, stochastic modeling and parallel computing will be discussed and illustrated with transportation applications.

CEE 876. Simulation in Transportation Networks. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Principles of simulation modeling. Microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic traffic simulation models. Driver behavior in networks. Calibration and validation of traffic simulation models. Traffic simulation software.

CEE 882. Design of Coastal Structures. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Nonlinear wave theories; wave forces on slender piles and seawalls; design of rubblemound structures; design philosophy, initial costs, maintenance costs, optimized design using stochastic methods; design of renourished beaches. Advanced alternative solutions for shore protection.

CEE 883. Tidal Hydraulics in the Estuarine and Coastal Environment. 3 Credits.

This course introduces fundamental theories of estuarine hydraulics and processes, including classification of estuaries, estuarine hydrodynamics (waves and tides), along-/cross-channel momentum balances, estuarine variability, mixing and stratification in estuaries, wave-current interactions, flushing and fronts in estuaries as well as saltwater intrusion.

CEE 887. Dredging and Beach Engineering. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Types of dredges, factors affecting dredge performance; hydraulic dredges (cutter, hopper) and mechanical dredges systems (bucket, clamshell, etc.); shoaling rate determination; inlet sand bypassing systems; beach renourishment schemes. Design of beach renourishment/projects.

CEE 888. Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Processes. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Time averaging wind waves and radiation stresses. Wave setup, longshore currents, rip currents and nearshore circulation. Theoretical models for regular (monochromatic) and irregular waves. Wave energy dissipation models in surf zones. Vertical structure and undertow models. Sediment concentration and transport models for predicting bathymetric change.

CEE 889. Computational Environmental Fluid Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Fluid dynamics conservation laws as transport phenomena. Classical, finite-difference models for advection, diffusion and combined fluid flows. Explicit and implicit schemes to solve unsteady, free-surface fluid flow and diffusion (dispersion) problems in one and multi-dimensions. Turbulence models.

CEE 892. Doctor of Engineering Project. 1-12 Credits.

1-9 credits. Directed individual study applying advanced level technical knowledge to identify, formulate, and solve a complex, novel problem in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

CEE 895. Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering. 1-3 Credits.

Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in civil and/or environmental engineering. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

CEE 897. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Individual analytical, experimental and/or design study selected by the student. Approved and supervised by the advisor.

CEE 899. Dissertation Research. 1-9 Credits.

1-9 credits.

CEE 999. Civil Engineering 999. 1 Credit.

1 credit. A one-hour pass/fail registration required of all graduate students to maintain active status during the final semester prior to graduation. After successfully passing the candidacy examination, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit each term until the degree is complete.