department web page: www.uta.edu/ce/department contact: www.uta.edu/engineering/ce graduate web page: graduate contact:
Nur Yazdani425 Nedderman Hall817.272.5055
Civil EngineeringM.S., M.Engr., Ph.D.
Master's Degree PlansThesis (M.S.) and Non-Thesis (M.Engr.)
Ernest C. Crosby417 Nedderman Hall, 817.272.2201
Ardekani, Matthys, Qasim, Williams
Crosby, Kruzic, Puppala, Spindler
Abolmaali, Hossain, Hoyos, Mattingly, Ramirez, Sattler
Everard, Huang, Parker
The objective of the graduate program in civil engineering is to prepare students for continued professional and scholarly development consistent with their technical interests. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor in their area of interest, plan their programs of study in one of the technical areas in civil engineering. Typical program and research areas are:
Research and continuing education opportunities in the environmental and construction areas are offered through two centers within the department. Information relative to the Advanced Transportation Research and Applications Center of Texas, and the Construction Research Center can be found in the front portion of this catalog (see catalog index).
The department provides the student an opportunity to study advanced and special topics that are on the forefront of technology. These courses carry CE 5300 or CE 6300 numbers and are identified on a student's academic record by both number and course title. Examples of topics offered in the typical program areas are:
Environmental — Advanced Dispersion Modeling, Analysis of Pollutant Characteristics, Hazardous Waste Remediation;
Geotechnical — Expansive Clays, Soil Chemical Stabilization, Unsaturated Soils, Design of Earth Structures;
Infrastructure Systems — Civil Engineering systems to transport people, goods, water, waste disposal, energy and information;
Structures and Applied Mechanics — Finite Element Methods, Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis, Structural Dynamics, Composite Structures, Advanced Concrete Design, Hot Rolled/Cold Formed Steel Design;
Transportation — Intelligent Transportation Systems, Network Modeling, Urban Operations Research, Vehicular Energy Consumption and Emissions, Transit and Paratransit, Intermodal Systems;
Water Resources — Groundwater, Kinematic Wave Theory, Urban Hydrology, Contaminant Transport, Stormwater, Detention Design.
A student must meet the following requirements for
If an applicant does not meet a majority of standards for unconditional admission outlined above, they may be considered for probationary admission after careful examination of their application materials. Probationary admission may require that the applicant receive a B or better in at least their first 9 hours of graduate coursework at UTA, take additional English courses, and/or deficiency courses as required.
An applicant unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but whom otherwise appears to meet admission requirements may be granted provisional admission.
A deferred application decision may be granted when a file is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.
A candidate may be denied admission if they have less than satisfactory performance on a majority of the admission criteria described above.
A waiver of GRE admission may be granted to a UTA graduate applicant from a UTA feeder program for a CE degree. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in overall, major field, all advanced work, and in the last 60 hours of coursework at UTA. This admission must occur within three years of graduation.
An Advanced Admission of Outstanding Undergraduates may be granted to a UTA graduate within one academic year after graduation. The applicant must have a GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in overall work, and in all UTA advanced undergraduate work in the normal feeder undergraduate program for a CE degree.
Students that are unconditionally admitted will be eligible for available scholarship and/or fellowship support. Award of scholarships or fellowships will be based on consideration of the same criteria utilized in admission decisions. To be eligible, candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 in their last 60 undergraduate credit hours (if entering Graduate School within one year of being granted a Bachelor Degree) plus any graduate credit hours as calculated by the Graduate School. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 overall GPA, and must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours of coursework in both long semesters to retain their scholarships and/or fellowships. Additional requirements may be imposed by the department selection committee.
A deferred application decision may be granted when a file
is incomplete or when a denied decision is not appropriate.
A candidate may be denied admission if they have less
than satisfactory performance on a majority of the admission
criteria described above.
Students that are unconditionally admitted will be eligible
for available scholarship and/or fellowship support. Award of
scholarships or fellowships will be based on consideration of the same criteria
utilized in admission decisions. To be eligible, candidates must have a GPA
of 3.0 in their graduate credit hours. Recipients must maintain at least
a 3.5 overall graduate GPA in courses taken as a doctoral student
and enroll in a minimum of 6 hours of coursework in both long
semesters to retain their scholarships and/or fellowships. Additional
requirements may be imposed by the department selection committee.
The Civil Engineering Graduate Program has established rules, regulations, policies, and procedures for continuation in the graduate program and fulfilling graduation requirements. These can be found in the Civil Engineering Graduate Handbook available in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Office. In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School listed elsewhere, to continue in the program each civil engineering graduate student must:/
A student will be declared ineligible for further graduate study in civil engineering and will be dismissed from the civil engineering graduate program if he/she accumulates grade deficiency points greater than three. Any grade of C or X is one deficiency point, any grade of D is two deficiency points, and any grade of F is three deficiency points. Deficiency points may not be removed from the student's record by repeating a course or by completing additional coursework.
No organized course in which a grade of P is received can be used to satisfy course requirements for a graduate degree in civil engineering.
The responsibility rests with each student for knowing the rules, regulations, and filing deadlines of the Graduate School and the Civil Engineering Committee on Graduate Studies (see Civil Engineering Graduate Handbook available in Civil and Environmental Engineering Office). Requirements of the Graduate School and the Civil Engineering Committee on Graduate Studies must be met. The degrees offered and minimum course requirements are identified in the following paragraphs.
The Master of Science degree is a research-oriented program in which completion of a thesis is mandatory. The program consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework and an acceptable thesis (six credit hours). The Master of Engineering degree is an engineering practice-oriented program requiring a minimum of 36 credit hours. A maximum of six hours may be a special project. A final program examination is required of all master's degree candidates. Thesis degree candidates will be required to present an oral defense of the thesis. Non-thesis degree candidates will fulfill the program examination requirement upon the successful completion of CE 5193, Master's Comprehensive Examination. Candidates must enroll in CE 5193 in the semester they intend to graduate.
The Ph.D. degree is a research degree and, as such, requires the candidate to successfully carry out original, independent research in an area acceptable to the civil engineering faculty. Normally, a minimum of one year of advanced coursework beyond the master's degree is required.
Students in the Civil Engineering program may participate in a dual degree program whereby they can earn a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of City and Regional Planning. By participating in a dual degree program, students can apply a number of semester hours jointly to meet the requirements of both degrees, thus reducing the total number of hours required to earn both degrees separately. The number of hours that may be jointly applied ranges from six to 18 hours, subject to the approval of each program's Committee on Graduate Studies and Graduate Advisor. Those interested in the dual degree program should consult the appropriate graduate programs for further information on course requirements, including information regarding which courses are suitable for joint application of credit hours.
To participate in the dual degree program, students must make a separate application to each program, be accepted by each program, and must submit separate Programs of Work for each degree showing only courses that meet requirements for the specified degree, including those joint courses that meet requirements for both degrees. A student must be admitted to the second program before completing more than 15 semester hours in the first, exclusive of leveling, deficiency, or foundation courses, and must complete the second degree within one academic year following completion of the first. See also the statement on "Dual Degree Programs" in the general admission section of this catalog.
CE 5191. ADVANCED STUDIES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Individual studies of advanced topics under the supervision of a professor or professors.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 5193. MASTER’S COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION (1-0)Directed study, consultation, and comprehensive examination over coursework leading to the Master of Engineering degree in civil engineering. Required of all Master of Engineering students in the semester they plan to graduate.Graded F,P,R
CE 5300. TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0)Topics of current interest in the field of civil engineering. The subject title is listed in the class schedule and in the student’s record. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 5301. ENERGY METHODS (3-0)Principles of mechanics; elastic beams and frames; variational method: curved cantilever beams; Rayleigh Ritz method; special form of Euler equation; differential equation for beam; variation of double integral; first variation of triple integral. Deformable bodies using indicial notation; buckling using energy method; Lagrange and Hamilton Principles; theory and analysis of plates; theory of buckling; and theory of vibration.Graded A,B,C,D,F,P,WPrerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 5302. PLAIN CONCRETE (3-0)Basic properties and interactions of hydraulic cements and mineral aggregates in concrete. Properties of plastic and hardened concrete and modifications through the use of admixtures. Issues and specifications in production, handling, and placement problems. Other topics will include quality control and acceptance testing; lightweight, heavyweight, and other special concretes.Graded A,B,C,D,F,P,W
CE 5303. MATRIX STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3-0)Introduction; stiffness method using basic equations; stiffness method using virtual work; stiffness method for beams and planar frames; stiffness method for three-dimensional frame structures; flexibility method; and introduction to finite element method.Prerequisite: CE 3341.
CE 5304. LIGHT GAGE STEEL DESIGN (3-0)Covers structural design issues for cold formed steel structures. Includes initial buckling and post buckling, stiffened and unstiffened plate behavior, braced and unbraced beams, columns, connectors and shear diaphragms. Building Codes and related practice documents.Prerequisite: CE 4348.
CE 5305. FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE DESIGN (3-0)Introduction to basic analysis, design and manufacture of composite materials for engineered structures. Fiber materials, tapes, cloths, resin systems, elastic constants, matrix formulation, theory of failure. The course will also cover an introduction to design with composites, preliminary design, optimization, processing variables, product design.Prerequisite: CE 3341.
CE 5306. STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN (3-0)The basic design course for steel structures emphasizing Load Resistant Factor Design Method. Topics include tension members, compression members, flexural members, and simple connections. Building Codes and related documents. Credit not granted for both CE 5306 and 4348.Prerequisite: CE 3341.
CE 5307. STRUCTURAL TIMBER DESIGN (3-0)Covers material grade, properties of wood, design criteria using structural lumber, glue laminated lumber and structural panels. Design of bending and compression members, trusses and shear diaphragms. Building Codes and related documents.Prerequisite: CE 3341.
CE 5308. STRUCTURAL MASONRY DESIGN (3-0)Covers masonry unit type and grades of mortar types, reinforcing and connectors. Design of beams, columns, pilasters, and walls. Structural behavior and construction practices. Includes plain and reinforced masonry. Building Codes and recommended practice documents.Prerequisite: CE 3341.
CE 5309. PRESTRESSED CONCRETE (3-0)Introduction to prestressed and post-tensioned concrete structures, hardware, stress calculations, prestress losses, deflections, shear design, section proportioning, anchorages and connections. Topics will include prestressing materials, prestress losses. Allowable stress and ultimate strength design/analysis methods; including, partially prestressed systems. In addition, prestressing of statically indeterminate structures. Special research and/or application related topics.Prerequisite: CE 4347.
CE 5310. STRUCTURAL STABILITY (3-0)Buckling of columns; approximate method of analysis for buckling problems; beam columns; structural system stability (buckling of frames); lateral torsional buckling; buckling of plates; and buckling of axially compressed cylindrical shells.Prerequisite: CE 2313.
CE 5311. ADVANCED STEEL DESIGN I (3-0)Covers torsional design of beams, beams with web holes, composite design of beams, lateral-torsional buckling of beams, plate buckling, column design and behavior, frame stability, bracing requirements for compression members.Prerequisite: CE 4348.
CE 5312. ADVANCED CONCRETE DESIGN (3-0)Includes structural design of slender columns, walls, truss model for shear and torsion; structural systems such as continuous beams, two-way slabs, yield-line theory and shear friction. Behavior of reinforced concrete structures, with emphasis on ductility and detailing of frames, slabs, and detailing for seismic loads will be covered.Prerequisite: CE 4347.
CE 5313. NUMERICAL METHODS IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3-0)Introduction to matrices; vector spaces; tensors, Eigenvalue problems. Solution to discrete systems: steady state problems and propagation problems. Solution of continuous systems: differential formulation; variational method; and weighted residual methods. Solution of linear and nonlinear static equilibrium equations.Graded A,B,C,D,F,P,WPrerequisite: CE 3341
CE 5314. ADVANCED STEEL DESIGN II (3-0)Covers structural design of beam columns and building connections. Rigid frame and multi-story building design issues. Building Codes and related documents.Prerequisite: CE 4348.
CE 5316. WATER SUPPLY AND TREATMENT PLANT DESIGN (3-0)Theory and design of community water supply systems. Design of treatment facilities, equipment selection and distribution network, and cost estimates. Credit not granted for both CE 4356 and 5316.Prerequisite: CE 3131 and 3334.
CE 5317. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT DESIGN (3-0)Effluent quality standards, and theory and design of wastewater treatment plants. Design and layout of wastewater treatment systems using manufacturers’ catalogs, and cost estimates. Credit not granted for both CE 4357 and 5317.Prerequisite: CE 3131 and 3334.
CE 5318. PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES I (3-0)Principles of unit process modeling using reactor and kinetic theory, and theory and design of mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, gas transfer, adsorption, ion exchange, and disinfection.Prerequisite: CE 3131 and 3334 or consent of instructor.
CE 5319. PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL PROCESSES II (3-0)Principles of water chemistry applied to the theory and design of unit processes including coagulation, precipitation, corrosion, oxidation-reduction, and membrane processes.Prerequisite: CE 3131 and 3334 or consent of instructor.
CE 5320. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT (3-0)Technical aspects of current practices and new developments in the management of solid waste facilities. Theory and design of solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recovery, and reuse systems.Prerequisite: CE 3131 and 3334 or consent of instructor.
CE 5321. ENGINEERING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS (3-0)Fundamental principles of engineering science applicable to the comprehension and design of engineered environmental systems. Includes water and air quality indices; kinetic and reactor theory; mass and energy balances; fluid system theory; and applications of physical, chemical and biological processes in the design of engineered environmental systems. May not be used to satisfy any of the requirements for a graduate degree in Civil Engineering.Prerequisite: PHYS 1442, CHEM 1442, MATH 2425.
CE 5322. AIR POLLUTION METEOROLOGY AND CHEMISTRY (3-0)Designed to give students an understanding of how pollutants travel and react in the atmosphere. Topics include: meteorological variables impacting pollutant concentrations in the atmosphere, such as atmospheric stability, turbulence and wind speed; species removal/deposition; chemistry of ozone formation, acid deposition; ozone layer depletion; and dispersion modeling introduction.Prerequisite: CE 5328.
CE 5323. AIR POLLUTION DISPERSION MODELING (3-0)Dispersion models are mathematical tools for predicting air pollutant concentrations, based on meteorology and sometimes chemistry, to evaluate health impacts. Topics include: basic Gaussian dispersion equation; meteorological factors affecting dispersion; stability parameters; plume rise; dispersion equation with chemical reactions/deposition; dispersion from linear sources (roadways); software; and case study.Prerequisite: CE 5328.
CE 5324. TRANSPORTATION AND AIR QUALITY (3-0)Generation of pollutants in gasoline and diesel engines. Emission estimation via measurement and modeling (MOBILE 6). Prediction of pollutant concentrations near roadways. Vehicle emission control using alternative engine design, alternate fuels, add-on technology. Travel demand management and transportation control measures for emission reduction. Lectures, discussion of readings, outside speakers.
CE 5325. BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES (3-0)Biological processes used in water quality control. Includes principles from microbiology and biochemistry applied to suspended and attached growth systems.Prerequisite: CE 5318.
CE 5327. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ENGINEERING (3-0)Design of gaseous and particulate control systems, including incinerators, adsorption systems, absorption systems, biofilters, cyclones, electrostatic precipitators, fabric filters and wet scrubbers.Prerequisite: CE 5328.
CE 5328. FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR POLLUTION (3-0)An introduction to the air pollution field which encompasses a wide range of topics, including: pollutant types, sources, effects; Clean Air Act; atmosphere and ideal gas law; pollutant measurement; air pollution meteorology and chemistry; dispersion modeling; air pollution control; and mobile sources. Credit not granted for both CE 5328 and 4350.Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in CE 5318 or 5321.
CE 5329. ENVIRONMENTAL RISK BASED CORRECTIVE ACTION (3-0)Process for the assessment and response to contamination; integrating risk and exposure practices to ensure protection of human health and environment. Includes characterization, EPA tier approach, general aspects of toxicology, dose exposure, pathways, receptors, migration and risk assessment.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
CE 5330. CHARACTERISTICS OF TRAFFIC (3-0)The fundamental elements of trafficthe driver, the vehicle, and the roadwayare considered and then extended into studies of streams of traffic flow. Techniques of conducting traffic engineering studies, including methods of measuring speed, volume, and density, are covered along with methods for the determination of capacity on freeways and rural highways (uninterrupted flow facilities). Parking and accident studies are also included.Prerequisite: CE 3302.
CE 5331. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING OPERATIONS (3-0)Methods of traffic regulation and control optimization. Traffic laws, motorist communication by means of traffic control devices, and the design and operation of both fixed time and actuated traffic signals at intersections. Analysis and design techniques for intersections using capacity and level of service concepts. Credit will not be granted for both CE 4313 and 5331.Prerequisite: CE 3302
CE 5332. HIGHWAY DESIGN (3-0)Geometric considerations necessary for the design of city streets, highways, and freeways such as the cross sections, vertical and horizontal alignment, sight distances and stopping distances. Includes the design of maneuver areas, channelization, ramps, intersections, and interchanges. Credit will not be granted for both CE 4312 and 5332.Prerequisite: CE 3302
CE 5333. TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (3-0)Control algorithms and optimization of splits, offsets, and cycle lengths for arterial progression and traffic signals in networks; computer simulation techniques; problem solving with computer simulation and optimization packages; freeway control using ramp meters and dynamic motorist communications.Prerequisite: CE 5331.
CE 5335. AIRPORT ENGINEERING (3-0)Airport master planning, for forecasting air travel demand, airside capacity, passenger terminal design, air traffic control, land access planning and design, landside operations, air cargo facility design.Prerequisite: CE 3302.
CE 5336. PAVEMENT DESIGN (3-0)Principles and theoretical concepts of rigid and flexible pavements for highways and airfields; effects of traffic loads, natural forces, and material quality; current design practices (including bituminous mixture design and pavement foundation design); and pavement management systems.Prerequisite: CE 3302, 3261 and 3343.
CE 5337. URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3-0)Theory and application of a comprehensive urban transportation planning methodology. Basic studies of population dynamics, urban growth, land use, forecasting trip generation and distribution, traffic assignment, mode split, evaluation, simulation models, characteristics of mass transit and other non-auto modes, and system design and evaluation. Credit will not be granted for both CE 4311 and 5337.Prerequisite: CE 3302 or consent of instructor.
CE 5338. SYSTEM EVALUATION (3-0)Techniques necessary to perform economic and multi-criteria evaluations of civil engineering projects. These will be used to assess the strengths and weaknesses of different decision-making strategies and analyze contemporary topics and case studies in making civil engineering decisions.
CE 5344. CONSTRUCTION METHODS: FIELD OPERATIONS (3-0)Introduction to the methods, equipment, and management techniques used in the construction industry. Topics include equipment operating characteristics, job site safety, and field management. Credit not granted for both CE 5344 and 4332.Prerequisite: consent of instructor and IE 3312 or equivalent.
CE 5345. INFRASTRUCTURE EVALUATION, MAINTENANCE AND REHABILITATION (3-0)This course is designed for engineers and managers involved in infrastructure development, sustainability, and replacement. Topics include inspection, evaluation, maintenance and rehabilitation alternatives for water distribution, waste and water collection, surface and sub-surface drainage, pavements, bridges and culverts.
CE 5346. OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (3-0)Open channel hydraulic principles, flow classification, backwater curves, transitions, obstructions, bends, flood flow computations, and urban watershed applications. Credit not granted for both CE 4358 and 5346.Prerequisite: CE 3305 or consent of instructor.
CE 5347. SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY (3-0)Elements of hydrometeorology, infiltration, soil moisture, hydrographs, rainfall runoff relationships, and effects of these factors with regard to water resources, urban watersheds, flood control, and environmental issues.Prerequisite: CE 4331 or consent of instructor.
CE 5348. GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY (3-0)Hydrology and hydrogeology of groundwater to include aquifer and vadose properties and measurements, basic flow systems and solutions, well systems, elementary contaminate transport, water quality, recharge, subsidence, flow system analysis, flow nets, and leaky aquifers.Prerequisite: CE 4331 or consent of instructor.
CE 5352. WATER RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN (3-0)Water supply, distribution and drainage infrastructure design for urban, transportation, airport and agricultural uses. Topics include inlet/outlet structures, culverts, retention and detention storage, soil loss, pump stations, etc. Credit not granted for both CE 4359 and 5352.Prerequisite: CE 4331 or consent of instructor.
CE 5353. DETENTION AND APPURTENANCE DESIGN (3-0)Hydraulic principles of retention and detention structures and appurtenances for urban drainage, flood control, wetland enhancement and groundwater recharge areas.Prerequisite: CE 5346 or consent of instructor.
CE 5354. WATER RESOURCES PLANNING (3-0)Historical and current water development concepts. Administrative and allocation concerns. General principles and procedures of water resource planning includes regional, multipurpose, economic and systems considerations.Prerequisite: CE 4331 and 3301 or consent of instructor.
CE 5355. ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING (3-0)Overview of environmental law and regulations and permit development critical to design and construction, such as Stormwater Pollution Prevention and Planning, Environmental Impact (Statements, Assessments and Exclusion), Nationwide Permits, USA COE Permits and related screening models. Credit not granted for both CE 5355 and 4333.Prerequisite: CE 3334 and 4331 or consent of instructor.
CE 5363. CONSTITUTIVE MODELING OF SOILS (3-0)Fundamental aspects of elasto-plastic behavior of soils along axisymmetric stress paths, shear strength of soils in light of critical state soil mechanics, and constitutive models to predict soil response under saturated and partially saturated conditions, including Cam Clay and modified Cam Clay models.Prerequisite: CE 3343 or consent of instructor.
CE 5364. FOUNDATION ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (3-0)The design, construction, and performance of footings, rafts, and piles founded on or in sands, clays, silts, stratified soils, and weak rock. Includes the influence of various geologic terrain on selecting foundation type and constructability, in-situ investigations to determine material design parameters, bearing capacity, and settlement of foundations. Credit not granted for both CE 5364 and 4321.Prerequisite: CE 3343 or consent of instructor.
CE 5365. THEORETICAL SOIL MECHANICS (3-0)Theory of consolidation, magnitude, time rate, pore pressure dissipation with variable construction rate and layered soils. Secondary compression, preconsolidation, and preloading. Shear strength of soil. Critical state soil mechanics, dilation and strain-softening in drained shear, pore pressure response in undrained shear, including static liquefaction.Prerequisite: CE 3343 or consent of instructor.
CE 5366. SOIL DYNAMICS (3-0)Fundamental aspects of mechanical behavior and characterization of soils and earth structures subjected to dynamic loads, including wave propagation in soils, dynamic soil properties, liquefaction of soils, dynamic bearing capacity of shallow foundations, seismic design of retaining walls, and seismic slope stability.Prerequisite: CE 2312 and 3343 or consent of instructor.
CE 5367. DESIGN OF EARTH STRUCTURES (3-0)Study of the states of stress and analysis techniques associated with cuts, fills, and retaining structures. Includes slope stability, embankment reinforcement, conventional and reinforced earth retaining walls, excavation bracing, and sheetpile wharf structures.Prerequisite: CE 5365 or consent of instructor.
CE 5368. UNSATURATED SOIL MECHANICS (3-0)Fundamental aspects of the mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils, including stress and volumetric state variables, matrix suction measurements and soil-water characteristic curves, shear-strain-strength and volume change responses, and suction-controlled laboratory testing techniques.Prerequisite: CE 3343 or consent of instructor.
CE 5370. EXPERIMENTAL SOIL MECHANICS (3-0)Fundamentals of experimental studies of soil behavior, soil properties and their laboratory test methods which include consolidation, direct shear, static triaxial, cyclic triaxial, resonant column, bender elements and other advanced geotechnical laboratory tests, instrumentation and measurement techniques.Prerequisite: CE 3343 or consent of instructor.
CE 5371. SOIL BEHAVIOR (3-0)Fundamental aspects of soil behavior, bonding, crystal structure, surface characteristics, clay mineralogy, soil-water movement, fabric, effective stress concepts, conduction phenomena, consolidation, and shear strength.Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 5372. GEOSYNTHETICS (3-0)Geosynthetics properties and testing, design of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, and geomembranes for applications in separation, pavement, embankment and retaining wall reinforcement, soil stabilization, filtration, drainage and liquid barrier, construction guidelines and case histories. Credit not granted for both CE 5372 and 4322.Prerequisite: CE 3343 or consent of instructor.
CE 5373. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNOLOGY (3-0)Physical and chemical principles of clays, clay mineralogy, coupled flow, hydraulic conductivity, in situ and laboratory tests, chemical transport, adsorption of chemicals, compacted soil liners, geomembrane liners, leachate collection and removal systems, cover systems, other soil remediation methods.Prerequisite: CE 5371 or consent of instructor.
CE 5380. PLATES AND SHELLS (3-0)Introduction to differential geometry; equilibrium of plate and shell elements; equilibrium equations for shell revolutions; compound shells; nonsymmetrical loaded shell; anti-symmetrical loaded shell; membrane theory; constitutive law; analysis of plates and shells using energy method; and bending and stability of plates and shells.Graded A,B,C,D,F,P,W
CE 5381. THEORY OF ELASTICITY (3-0)Introductory mathematical concepts: vector calculus; tensor algebra. Theory of deformation; strain displacement relations in orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems. Theory of stress; differential equation of equilibrium in curvilinear spatial coordinates; three dimensional equations of elasticity; nonlinear constitutive relationship; plane theory of elasticity; and plane elasticity in polar coordinates.Graded A,B,C,D,F,P,W
CE 5391. ADVANCED STUDIES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Individual studies of advanced topics under the supervision of a professor or professors.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 5395. MASTER’s PROJECT Non-thesis master’s degree candidates with approval to include a project in their program.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
CE 5398. THESIS Research and preparation pertaining to the master’s thesis.Graded F,R
CE 5695. MASTER’s PROJECT Non-thesis master’s degree candidates with approval to include a project in their program.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
CE 5698. THESIS Research and preparation pertaining to the master’s thesis.Graded F,P,R
CE 6197. RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Individual supervised research projects. May be repeated for credit.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
CE 6297. RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Individual supervised research projects. May be repeated for credit.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
CE 6300. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0)Topics of current interest in the field of civil engineering. The subject title is listed in the class schedule and in the student’s record. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit when topic changes.Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 6306. PUBLIC TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATION (3-0)Theory and application of technologies used for transit demand analysis, routing, scheduling, evaluation, crew assignment, maintenance strategies, and management. Land-use impact on public transit policy and operation is also introduced.Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 6308. ANALYTICAL MODELS IN TRANSPORTATION (3-0)Development and analysis of mathematical models in transportation. Topics include travel demand, trip generation, distribution, mode choice, assignment, plan evaluation, spatial distribution, traffic control and flow models; principles of behavioral, econometric, deterministic, probabilistic, and chaotic simulation models, and their applications.Prerequisite: CE 5337 or consent of instructor.
CE 6309. TRAFFIC FLOW THEORY (3-0)Speed, density relationships of vehicular traffic flow; statistical aspects of traffic events and queuing processes; deterministic models and simulation models of traffic flow behavior; applications of flow theory to traffic problem solutions.Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CE 6311. ADVANCED FOUNDATION DESIGN (3-0)Subsurface investigations; advanced design of mat foundations, retaining walls, reinforced retaining walls, anchor tie-backs, driven piles, and piers; destructive and non-destructive tests on deep foundations; group piles, laterally loaded piles, and design of foundations in expansive soils.Prerequisite: CE 4321 or 5364 or consent of instructor.
CE 6312. IN-SITU TESTING (3-0)Site characterization, in-situ testing procedures and soil property interpretation methods for standard penetration tests, cone penetration tests utilizing friction cone, piezocone, and seismic cone, dilatometer, vane shear, pressure meter, and bore hole shear tests, non-destructive tests for pavement subgrade characterization.Prerequisite: CE 5370 or consent of instructor.
CE 6314. STORMWATER MODELING (3-0)Hydrologic modeling methods and issues, urban watershed modeling, methods of system analysis; analysis of hydrologic components as linear and nonlinear systems, watershed response, kinematic wave; and model parameters optimization.Prerequisite: CE 5346 and 5347.
CE 6323. HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT (3-0)Sources, chemistry, monitoring, and classifications of hazardous wastes. Discussion of environmental hazards, legal aspects, transportation, detoxification, storage, and disposal and incineration.Prerequisite: CE 5318 or consent of instructor.
CE 6329. ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CONTROL PROCESSES (2-3)Standard laboratory techniques for unit operations and processes in environmental engineering. Advanced environmental engineering theories and practices, research topics, and methods.Prerequisite: CE 5325 or consent of instructor.
CE 6351. ADVANCED THEORY OF STRUCTURES (3-0)Classical analysis of indeterminate beam, frames, and trusses. Analysis of single suspension systems; cable stayed structures; and nonlinearity of cable suspension systems. Analysis of structures for temperature loading; plastic analysis of structures; yield line analysis; and large deformation analysis. Analysis of arches and suspension systems: two hinged arches and fixed arches.Prerequisite: CE 3341.
CE 6352. FINITE ELEMENT METHOD (3-0)Weak formulation; two dimensional linear spring and axial elements; two dimensional bending elements; plane stress and plane strain equations; two and dimensional elasticity equations; modeling of idealized structural and mechanical systems; two-dimensional constant and linear strain triangular element; axisymmetric element equations; 2D-and-3D isoparametric formulations; convergence criteria for linear and nonlinear problems; coupled nonlinear formulations.Prerequisite: CE 5303.
CE 6353. STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (3-0)Equation of motion for single degree of freedom systems including: free vibration; harmonic and periodic excitations; arbitrary, step and pulse excitations. Dynamic response of multi degree of freedom systems including: free vibration; computation of vibration properties of structures; damping in structures; modal analysis; and response history analysis. Dynamic analysis of systems with distributed mass. Prerequisite: CE 5303 or consent of instructor.
CE 6391. ADVANCED PROJECTS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Projects using and developing emerging technology.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering graduate advisor.
CE 6397. RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Individual supervised research projects. May be repeated for credit.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
CE 6399. DISSERTATION Preparation of a doctoral dissertation in civil engineering.Graded F,RPrerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
CE 6697. RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Individual supervised research projects. May be repeated for credit.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
CE 6699. DISSERTATION Preparation of a doctoral dissertation in civil engineering.Graded F,RPrerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
CE 6997. RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Individual supervised research projects. May be repeated for credit.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: consent of instructor and approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
CE 6999. DISSERTATION Preparation of a doctoral dissertation in civil engineering.Graded F,P,RPrerequisite: admission to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
A limited number (not to exceed a total of nine semester hours) of the following courses may be applicable toward a graduate degree if approved in advance by the Civil Engineering Graduate Advisor.
4311. URBAN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING
4312. STREET AND HIGHWAY DESIGN
4313. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
4321. FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
4322. APPLICATIONS WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
4324. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS II
4332. CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND MANAGEMENT
4333. INFRASTRUCTURE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING
4348. STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN METALS
4350. AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ENGINEERING
4356. DESIGN OF MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
4357. DESIGN OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS
4358. OPEN CONDUIT SYSTEM
4359. WATER RESOURCES DESIGN
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