Civil Engineering (CEEN)

CEEN 5303  Advance Topics in Civil Eng  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

One or more advanced topics. May be repeated for credit with change in topic.

CEEN 5304  Internship in Civil Eng  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Allows civil engineering graduate students the opportunity to participate in internships with industry, government, and consulting companies in career-based practical activities to broaden the skills obtained through curricular education. Attention will be given to select opportunities where the job training enhances the particular research needs of each student. Credit/Noncredit.

CEEN 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

CEEN 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

CEEN 5310  Theory of Elasticity  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introduction to index and tensor notations; discussion of the concept of stress, strain, deformations, strain compatibility and constitutive relations; formulation and solution of extension, bending, torsion and two-dimensional elasticity problems. (Credit may not be obtained in both CEEN 5310 and MEEN 5320.)

CEEN 5311  Adv Reinforced Conc Design  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Analysis and design of flat plate, flat slab and two-way slab systems for gravity loads and lateral loads. Yield line theory of slabs. Deep beams, shear-friction, brackets and corbels. Length effects on braced and unbraced columns. Prerequisite: CEEN 3304.

CEEN 5312  Eng Reinforced Conc Slabs  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Elastic plate theory, finite difference, behavior of two-way slabs, ACI code design methods, upper and lower bound methods, serviceability, shear strength, pre-stressed slabs. Prerequisite: graduate standing in engineering.

CEEN 5313  Numerical Methods in Civil Eng  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Numerical methods for advanced analysis and design applications in Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: MATH 5372. (Credit may not be obtained for both CEEN 5313 and MEEN 5313.)

CEEN 5314  Finite Element Methods in Engi  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Principles and applications of the Finite Element Method: energy based variational principle methods, the principles of virtual work, weighted residual methods. Emphasis on structural and nonstructural elements and applications. Prerequisite: CSEN 2304 or equivalent and graduate standing.

CEEN 5315  Hydraulics of Open Channels  3 SCH  (3)  

Application of momentum and energy principles to advanced topics in uniform, nonuniform, gradually varied and rapidly varied flow problems. Backwater flow profile computation in steady flow. The method of characteristics applied to unsteady flows. Jeffreys-Verdernikov criteria. Flood routing calculations by advanced computer methods. Prerequisite: CEEN 3392 or CHEN 3392.

CEEN 5316  Eng Mechncs of Fiber Composits  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Introductions of basic composite material technologies, properties of classic laminate theory, transformation of stresses and strains, failure theories, performance under adverse conditions, structural design considerations, computer applications, application of composites to concrete structures and practical case studies. Prerequisite: graduate standing in engineering.

CEEN 5320  Foundation Engineering I  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Engineering characteristics of soils, consolidation, soil strength and bearing capacity for the analysis and design of spread and continuous footings, compensated foundations and deep foundations. Prerequisite: graduate standing in engineering.

CEEN 5321  Structural Dynamics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Dynamic disturbances, such as earthquakes and blasting. Vibration of beams, frames and floor systems; response to various types of external disturbances; energy methods. Prerequisite: MEEN 3355.

CEEN 5322  Foundation Engineering II  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Engineering characteristics of soils, soil strength, lateral earth pressure theories, analysis of braced walls for excavation, retaining walls, sheet-pile walls and cofferdams. Prerequisite: graduate standing in engineering.

CEEN 5324  Heavy Construction  3 SCH  (3-0-0)  

This course covers topics related to managing heavy construction projects. Construction methods, equipment, safety, cost estimation and scheduling for highways, bridges, tunnels, dams, and ports construction projects.

CEEN 5325  Risk Management Construction  3 SCH  (3-0-0)  

This course covers an advanced overview of managing risks in civil and construction projects. Theories, tools and techniques for managing risks at project level are introduced. The course discusses the risk management process, qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods, and common risks in construction projects.

CEEN 5326  Adv Construction Management  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Advanced theory, methods, and analytical tools to efficiently plan, schedule, estimate, organize, implement, and monitor civil engineering projects from inception to construction and start-up.

CEEN 5332  Structural Wood Design  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Design of wood structures with focus on allowable stress design considering material properties and environmental effects. Analysis and design of diaphragms, flexural members, axial members, and connections.

CEEN 5333  Advanced Strength of Materials  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Torsion of noncircular sections, membrane theory of shells, bending of plates and beams on elastic foundations. Two dimensional elasticity theory. Prerequisite: CEEN 3311.

CEEN 5335  Prestressed Concrete  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Principles and methods of design of members subject to linear prestressing; time-dependent variables and long-time deflections. Prestressed columns. Prerequisite: CEEN 3304.

CEEN 5337  Advanced Structural Analysis  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Theorems of external work and internal strain energy. Classical methods of analysis. Continuous girders and frames with variable moments of inertia. Influence lines for redundant reactions. Analysis of sideways by moment distribution. Introduction to matrix analysis of structures. Prerequisite: CEEN 3303.

CEEN 5340  Water Resources Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Comprehensive integration of engineering, economics, environmental, legal and political considerations in water resources development and management, current issues and future direction for planning and management of water resources.

CEEN 5342  Adv Geotechnical Engineering I  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Advanced principles of geotechnical engineering including elastic deformation of soil, one-and two-dimensional fluid flow through soil, soil consolidation, strength of soil, stability of earth retaining structures, and slope stability.

CEEN 5350  Transportation Eng I  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Profession of transportation, transportation industry-systems and organizations, modes of transportation and their characteristics, transportation planning, forecasting travel demand by mode, evaluation of transportation alternatives including economic criteria, transportation systems management.

CEEN 5352  Design of Asphalt Pavements  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Asphalt pavement design and material selection including design of sub-grade, base, and hot mix pavement. Laboratory specifications, environmental concepts, and performance specifications.

CEEN 5353  Design of Intelligent Tran Sys  3 SCH  (3-0)  

The use of modern electronics and communication technologies to improve the performance of the transportation system. Basic principles of design intelligent transportation systems for urban and rural areas will be introduced.

CEEN 5354  Pavement Management Systems  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Development of pavement management systems considering life-cycle cost estimation, software applications, infrastructure asset management, pavement distress types, and pavement preservation.

CEEN 5355  Groundwater Hydrology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

An applied course dealing with groundwater hydrology and its interrelation with surface water, water well design, well pumps, well hydraulics, pumping tests and safe yield of aquifers, artificial recharge, flow nets, salt water intrusion and some modeling of groundwater flow. Prerequisites: CEEN 3392 or CHEN 3392.

CEEN 5356  Physchem Treat Wtr and Wstwtr  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Theory and fundamentals of physical and chemical unit processes used for water and wastewater treatment. Process analysis, water quality criteria and standards and pertinent journal articles are reviewed. Prerequisite: B.S. in Civil or Chemical Engineering or EVEN 5303.

CEEN 5360  Adv Structural Engineering  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Initial value problems, elasticity preview, basic energy principles and applications to pin-connected structures, calculus of variation, applications to plates, stability, applications to dynamics. Prerequisite: graduate standing in engineering.

CEEN 5361  Adv Structural Steel Design  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Design of steel structural members, including composite beams, plate girders and connections following the AISC LRFD specifications, economy evaluation of building design and design of frame structures including second order effects. Prerequisite: graduate standing in engineering.

CEEN 6303  Special Topics in Civil Eng  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Courses offered under this Special Topics denomination concentrate on themes not present in the current CEEN curriculum, or can also be offered to strengthen and provide further depth of study in important areas of civil engineering. Topics vary to reflect new developments and interests and interests in emerging areas of civil engineering. My be repeated when topic changes.

CEEN 6306  Proposal/Dissertation Research  1-9 SCH  (0-0-1-9)  

Students undertaking dissertation research in civil engineering towards fulfilling doctoral dissertation proposal and dissertation requirements are required to register for this course.