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  • 3311 Transportation Engineering (3-0). Introduction to planning and operations of transportation facilities, vehicle/operation/infrastructure characteristics, technological, economic and environmental factors. Introduction to traffic engineering and road/highway planning. Emphasis on design, construction and maintenance, earthwork, drainage structures, pavements, safety features, and sustainability.
    Prerequisite: Mathematics 2314.

    3331 Civil Construction Materials (2-3). Evaluation of material performance under applied loads for engineering applications. Physical properties of concrete, metals, plastics, and wood. Related ASTM test specifications of construction materials.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 1411 and Engineering 2332.

    3341 Geotechnical Engineering (2-3). Introduction to geotechnical engineering and testing. Identification and classification tests, flow net, principles of settlement, stresses in soils and shear strength testing; slope stability, retaining walls, bearing capacity.
    Prerequisite: Engineering 2332.

    3351 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (2-3). Introduction to environmental problems, water quality indicators and requirements, potable water quality and quantity objectives, water sources and treatment methods; water pollution control objectives and treatment methods; solid waste management and introduction to air pollution control.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 1411 and Engineering 1201.

    3352 Hydrology and Hydraulics (3-0). The hydrologic cycle: precipitation, infiltration, runoff, evapotranspiration, groundwater and stream flow. Hydrograph analysis, flood routing, frequency analysis and urban hydrology. Hydraulics including pipe and channel flow with design applications in culverts, pumping, water distribution, storm and sanitary sewer systems.
    Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 3404.

    3361 Structural Analysis I (3-0). Statically determinate/indeterminate structures by consistent deformation. Loads, shear, moment, and deflected shape diagrams for beams and framed structures. Deformation calculations. Application of flexibility methods to frames and continuous beams. Application of moment distribution and stiffness methods to continuous beams and braced frames. Influence lines for determinate and indeterminate beams.
    Prerequisite: Engineering 2332.

    3362 Structural Analysis II (3-0). Analysis of statically indeterminate structures using approximation methods, energy, and/or matrix methods. Direct stiffness and flexibility methods are discussed as are a variety of application in structural analysis software.
    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 3361 and either Computer Science 1336 or Civil Engineering 2304.

    3381 Engineering Analysis and Design Tools (2-2). Current software applications used in engineering design. Tools will cover solid mechanics, structural analysis, fluid mechanics, and geospatial modelling. Specific topics and software applications will vary with current industrial technology.
    Prerequisites: Engineering 1304, 2301.

    3404 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (3-3). Introduction of properties of fluids, conservation of mass, energy and momentum with applications to internal and external flows. Laboratory collection and analysis of data from experiments to determine fluid and flow field properties with emphasis on conservation principles.
    Prerequisite: Engineering 2302.

    4071 Civil Engineering Internship (1-6). Internship in Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.

    4091 Independent Study (1-6). Independent study in Civil Engineering. 1-6 hours. May be repeated up to a total of six hours.
    Prerequisite: Departmental permission.

    4331 Pavement Analysis and Design (3-0). Serviceability concept, design factors, pavement types, basic differences between pavement types, basic differences between airport and highway pavements, stresses in flexible pavement, traffic considerations, materials and material characterization for different pavement layers, variability in pavement materials, methods of pavement design.
    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 3331 and Engineering 2332.

    4341 Foundation and Retaining Wall Design (3-0). Application of principles of classical soil mechanics and structural concrete design to the design and analysis of shallow foundations and retaining structures.
    Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 3341. Completion or concurrent enrollment in Civil Engineering 4362.

    4351 Water and Wastewater Treatment Design (3-0). Design of physical, chemical and biological processes for the treatment of water and wastewater including air stripping, coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, chemical oxidation/disinfection, fixed film and suspended growth biological processes, and sludge management.
    Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 3351.

    4362 Concrete Design (3-0). Analysis and design of beams, one-way slabs and columns. Mechanics, behavior and design of reinforced concrete members subject to axial loads, bending and shear with ACI specifications.
    Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 3361.

    4363 Steel Design (3-0). Design and behavior of the elements of steel structures with AISC specifications, proportioning members and connections using load and resistance factor design.
    Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 3361.

    4364 Green Building Design (3-0). Application of energy balance, fluid flow concepts and materials behavior to the design of green buildings. Emphasis on energy efficiency, natural ventilation, water efficiency and materials efficiency.
    Prerequisites: Engineering 2301 and Mathematics 2314.

    4365 Structural Dynamics (3-0). Elementary vibration analysis, single and multiple degrees of freedom, free and forced vibrations, viscous damping, modal analysis.
    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 3361, Engineering 2302, and Mathematics 3335.

    4366 Bridge Design (3-0). Bridge design in structural steel and reinforced concrete using AASHTO Bridge Design Specifications. Preliminary designs include investigating alternative structural systems and materials. Final designs include preparation of design calculations and sketches.
    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 3361; and Civil Engineering 4362 or 4363.

    4367 Finite Element Analysis in Structural Engineering (2-2). Theory of the finite element method for common structural elements including trusses, beams, plates, shells, and solids. Application to structural engineering using finite element analysis theory and software.
    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 3361, either Computer Science 1336 or Engineering 2304, and Mathematics 3335.

    4380 Civil Engineering Senior Design (1-4). Civil Engineering capstone experience. Engineering concepts integrated from topics taught in sequences of upper-division courses to produce practical, efficient and feasible solutions of civil engineering problems. Computer applications are included. Final oral and written reports are required. Intended to be taken in the final semester.
    Prerequisites: Senior standing within one semester of graduation. Departmental permission.

    4381 Special Topics in Civil Engineering (3-0). Special topics in civil engineering. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.
    Prerequisite: Departmental permission.