Covers analysis and design of transportation systems and their components. Introduces technological, economic, and social aspects of transportation. Covers economic considerations, role of public policy, system planning, design, management, traffic flow models, intersection control, network analysis, and environmental impact.
Focuses on analysis of determinate and indeterminate structural systems. Covers flexibility and moment distribution methods. Introduces design load distribution and load guidelines.
Focuses on design of structural steel components of a building. Covers tension members, compression members, beams, and connections using Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD). Includes a design component.
Focuses on design of reinforced concrete components of a structure. Covers beams, columns, slabs, and foundations according to the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 318 building code requirements. Includes a design component.
Focuses on the study of soil properties, classifications, and behavior. Applies principles of mechanics to soil as an engineering material. Introduces consolidation and compaction theories, effective stresses, shear strength, and earth pressure and slope stability. Includes a design component.
Focuses on concepts of hydraulics such as pipe and open channel flows. Covers weather patterns, precipitation measurement, distribution, and runoff. Introduces storm hydrograph and peak flow analysis, flood design, reservoir and channel routing. Includes a design component.
Covers temperature, pressure, and flow measurement, along with calibration of thermal/fluid sensors in a lab setting. Focuses on experiments to investigate various phenomena in fluid flow, hydraulics, and hydrology. Investigates the performance of pumps. Includes a writing component.
Introduces the fundamentals of environmental engineering. Focuses on chemical, biological, and physical principles dealing with water, waste water, and solid waste management. Covers analyses of air, surface, and ground water quality. Includes a design component.
Introduces elements of traffic engineering including: road use, traffic flow theories, traffic control devices, traffic data collection. Covers freeways and rural highways and principles of intersecting signalization, service level and capacity. Includes a design component.
Covers classification of highways. Focuses on the process involved in design of highways and their elements. Introduces design of highway cross sections, intersections, and interchanges. Covers design of vertical and horizontal alignment and establishment of sight distances. Includes a design component.
Focuses on testing of civil engineering materials such as soil, asphalt, concrete, and metals related to geotechnical, pavement, and structural aspects of civil engineering. This is a laboratory course with a writing component.
Covers foundation classifications. Applies fundamentals of soil mechanics to analysis and design of soil structure systems. Covers shallow and deep foundations, piles and caissons, and retaining structures. Includes a design component.
Applies fluid mechanics and hydrology principles to the analysis and design of storm water management facilities. Covers environmental issues related to storm water management. Includes a design component.
Covers analysis of open channel flow systems. Introduces natural and designed channels, steady and unsteady flows, uniform and non-uniform flows and flow transitions. Includes lectures and design projects.
Introduces various civil engineering careers and related industries. Emphasizes the importance of life-long learning and active participation in professional societies and communities through lectures given by practicing engineers using their own experiences. Introduces various engineering codes of ethics. Intended as a culminating seminar for graduating seniors to prepare for their engineering careers.
Introduces municipal water and wastewater treatment and distribution practices. Applies physical, chemical, and biological principles to design and operation of water and wastewater distribution systems.
Serves as a comprehensive two-semester civil engineering design experience with practical constraints. Focuses on applying civil engineering principles and the design process along with economic analysis and project management methods to a real-world project, and present the findings to other engineers and the public. Capstone I and II must be taken in consecutive semesters.
Serves as a second semester of the two-semester design experience from conception to modeling or prototype. Focuses on applying civil engineering principles and the design process along with economic analysis and project management methods to a real-world project, and present the findings to other engineers and the public. Capstone I and II must be taken in consecutive semesters.
Provides exposure to emerging topics and technologies of current interest in civil engineering. Varies each semester depending upon the state of technology. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation without prior written department approval.