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  • 3311 Introduction to Transportation Engineering (3-0). Introduction to Transportation Engineering is an entry level transportation engineering course. The course covers general knowledge in all the transportation fields including: traffic characteristics and flow theory, transportation planning, geometric design of highways, traffic safety, highway materials, and pavement design.
    Prerequisites: Mathematics 2314 and Engineering 2301.

    3312 Traffic Operations (3-0). Basic characteristics of traffic, such as drivers, vehicles, volumes, speeds, delay, origins and destinations, intersection performance, capacity, termination and accidents; techniques for making traffic engineering investigations; traffic laws and ordinances, regulations, design and application of signal systems; curb parking control; enforcement and traffic administration; and public relations.
    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 3311; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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.
    Prerequisites: Engineering 2332; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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; Completion or concurrent enrollment in Engineering 2302.

    3352 Hydrology and Hydraulics (2-3). The hydrologic cycle: precipitation, infiltration, runoff, evaporation, 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: 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. Influence lines for determinate and indeterminate beams. Theory of elastic buckling.
    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 Engineering 2304; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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.

    4311 Geometric Design of Highways (3-0). Students taking this class will study the criteria controlling geometric design of highways including design speed, design volume, vehicle requirements and capacity design standards for different highway types; design of sight distance, alignment, grade; cross-section design; access control, frontage roads; intersection design elements, and design of intersection and exchanges.
    Prerequisites: Civil Engineering 3311; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    4331 Construction Materials and Pavement Design (2-3). Evaluation of civil construction materials for engineering applications. Physical properties of aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, and wood. Pavement types, stresses in flexible and rigid pavements, and traffic considerations. Related ASTM test specifications and materials characterization for different construction materials. Methods of pavement design.
    Prerequisites: Engineering 3331; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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.
    Prerequisites: 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; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    4352 Hydraulic System Design (3-0). Analysis and design of hydraulic systems including pipe networks, open channels, sanitary sewer, storm management, water storage tanks and pumping systems.
    Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 3352.

    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; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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; Civil Engineering Majors only, or Departmental permission.

    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.

    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.