Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering
- Chair: Breanne Bailey
- Phone: 361-593-2266
- Email: email@example.com
- Building Name: Engineering Complex
- Room Number: 376
Civil Engineering (CEEN)
The graduate program in Civil Engineering is designed to enhance the fundamental concepts and practical knowledge of modern engineering. The program will prepare students for immediate engineering challenges with a lifetime of professional advancement and provide students with an educational background to cope with future technological advancements as well as the ability to pursue Ph.D. studies.
- The Masters of Science degree is available in Civil Engineering.
Aguiniga, Francisco Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., University of Michoacan (Mexico); M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Bailey, Breanna Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; Interim Chair; B.S., Texas A&M University; M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Faruqi, Mohammed A Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S.C.E., Texas A&I University; M.S.C.E., Texas A&I University; M.Eng., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., University of Arkansas.
Leelani, Pat T Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S.C.E., Chulalongkorn University (Thailand); M.S.C.E., The University of Akron; Ph.D., The University of Akron.
Sai, Joseph O Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S.C., University of Ghana (Ghana); M.S., University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Sun, Dazhi Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Tongji University (China); M.S., Tongji University (China); Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Al-Hamdan, Osama Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.Sc., Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan); M.Sc., University of Alabama in Hunstville; Ph.D., University of Alabama in Hunstville.
Choi, Jong-Won Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Korea University (South Korea); M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology.
Hessami, Amir Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Fedowsi University (India); M.S., Sharif University of Technology (Iran); Ph.D., Texas A&M University.
Liu, Xiaoyu Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; B.S., Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China); M.S., Tongji University (China); Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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)
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 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 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 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 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.