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CEE Courses

Below is a list of approved courses that the Department offers. In addition to these courses, the Department teaches a number of courses and seminars on new or cutting-edge topics that are currently in the process of formal course approval or are one-time offerings. These courses are offered under omnibus numbers (407/507/607 Seminar and 410/510/610 Selected Topics). Please see the PSU Schedule  for the current list of all upcoming courses, including the new courses.

CE 111 - CEE INTRO
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) through interaction with practicing professionals, upper class mentors, and professors in CEE. This course will consider the history, ethical concepts, sustainability issues, and communication in CEE. Lectures and laboratory.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 111L - CEE INTRO LAB
Lab for CE 111.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 112 - CEE COMPUTATIONS
Computational techniques in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Development of mathematical techniques to solve engineering problems. Use of statistical and graphical techniques to present engineering data. Introduction to data visualization and computer programming techniques in engineering. Lectures and laboratory.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 112L - CEE COMPUTATIONS LAB
Lab for CE 112.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 115 - CIVIL ENG DRAW & SPATIAL ANALY
The graphic language applied to civil engineering. Projection systems. Multiview and pictorial representation. Introduction to computer assisted drawing software, geographic information systems and spatial analysis. Lecture and laboratory.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 115L - CIVIL ENG DR/SPTL ANALY LAB
Lab for CE 115
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 199 - SPECIAL STUDIES
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 211 - PLANE SURVEY-MAPPING
An introductory analytical treatment of the principles of engineering measurements applied to plane surveys. Origin of datums, random error, observation systems, computations, nonrigorous adjustments, and topographic mapping. Computer applications. Prerequisite: Mth 251.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 212 - FIELD PROB PLANE SUR
CE 212: Care and operation of plane survey instruments. Field projects in testing instrumental adjustment and executing basic survey circuits. CE 213: Development and completion of a topographic map by field method. CE 214: Layout of a route design; adjustment of optical instruments. Elementary field astronomy. Prerequisite: CE 211 concurrently.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 213 - FIELD PROB PLANE SUR
CE 212: Care and operation of plane survey instruments. Field projects in testing instrumental adjustment and executing basic survey circuits. CE 213: Development and completion of a topographic map by field method. CE 214: Layout of a route design; adjustment of optical instruments. Elementary field astronomy. Prerequisite: CE 211 concurrently.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 214 - FIELD PROB PLANE SUR
CE 212: Care and operation of plane survey instruments. Field projects in testing instrumental adjustment and executing basic survey circuits. CE 213: Development and completion of a topographic map by field method. CE 214: Layout of a route design; adjustment of optical instruments. Elementary field astronomy. Prerequisite: CE 211 concurrently.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 311 - ENGINEERING SURVEYS
The principles of geometric design of route engineering. The reconnaissance, design, control, and layout of highway and railroad systems including curves and earthwork. Municipal surveys and introduction to spherical astronomy. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE 211.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 315 - CIVIL & ENV ENGR PROFESSION
Introduction to civil and environmental engineering (CEE) practice in structural, environmental, geotechnical, and transportation engineering. Overview of education, training, research, and employment opportunities for each area of CEE. Engineering registration and ethics. Prerequisite: junior standing in CEE.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 321 - CEE MATERIALS
Introduction to structure and properties of civil engineering materials such as steel, asphalt, cement, concrete, soil, wood and polymers. Laboratory tests include evaluation of behavior of these materials under a wide range of conditions. Lectures and laboratory. Prerequisite: EAS 212.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 321L - LAB FOR CE 321
Lab for CE 321.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 324 - ELEM STRUCTURAL ANLY
Loads on structures as dictated in various codes and specification; load flow through a structural system and tributary areas; methods of analysis of statistically determinate planar trusses, beams, and frames; concepts of stability and indeterminacy; axial, shear, and bending moment; calculations of displacements and rotations by virtual work, Castigliano's theorem for trusses, beams and frames; computer analysis of structures using an existing commercial program. Prerequisites: EAS 212 and Mth 254.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 325 - INDETERMINATE STRUCTURES
Analysis of indeterminate structures by force and displacement methods; consistent deformations and the theorem of least work; slope deflection; moment distribution including sway; approximate methods. Prerequisite: CE 324.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 341 - SOIL CLASS PRPRTIES
Determination and interpretation of significant engineering properties and behavior of soils; selected application in mechanics of foundations and earth structures. Three lectures; one 3-hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 321.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 341L - SOIL CLASS PROP LB
Lab for CE 341 Soil Classification and Properties.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 345 - ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL MECHANICS
Introduction to the description, classification and significant engineering properties of soils for environmental majors. Emphasis on index properties, permeability and flow nets. Prerequisites: EAS 212.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 345L - ENVIRONEMENTAL SOIL MECH LAB
Lab for CE 345.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 351 - TRANSPTN SYS-PLAN
A study of engineering problems associated with the planning and design of urban and intercity transportation with emphasis on systems approach to problems definition and solution. Vehicle operation characteristics and traffic control devices for land, air, and water, data collection methods and development of transportation models for the establishment of design criteria for transportation structures. Prerequisites: Stat 451 and junior standing in engineering.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 361 - FLUID MECHANICS

Properties of fluid; fluid statics; fluid dynamics; control volume and Reynolds transport theorem; conservation of mass, momentum and energy; differential analysis; rotational and irrotational flows, non-viscous and viscous flows, Navier Stokes equations. 3 units Lecture and 1 unit laboratory. Prerequisites: EAS 215 and Mth 256.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 361L - FLUID MECHANICS LAB
Lab for CE 361 Fluid Mechanics.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 362 - ENGINEERING HYDRAULICS
Application of the principles of fluid mechanics to flow in closed conduits, turbomachinary and open channels. Topics include flow resistance, laminar and turbulent flow and introduction to boundary layer theory; flow in pressurized closed conduits including pipes in series and parallel; turbomachinary including pump systems and turbines; uniform and non-uniform flow in open channels, gradually and rapid varied flow; dimensional analysis and similitude. 3 units lecture and 1 unit laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 361.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 362L - HYDRAULICS LAB
Lab for CE 362 Hydraulics.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 364 - WATER RESOURCES ENGR

Principles of hydrology and hydraulic engineering applied to water supply systems design. Collection and distribution, pump stations, water quality and treatment, economic considerations. Prerequisite: CE 362.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 371 - ENVIRONMENTAL ENGR

Effect of air, land, and water pollutants on environment. Transport and fate of pollutants in environment. Flow and mass balances of reactors. Reaction kinetics. Mathematical modeling of water quality in rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Water and wastewater treatment processes. Air quality management. Solid waste management. Prerequisite: CE 361.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 399 - SPECIAL STUDIES
(Credit to be arranged.)
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 399L - SPECIAL STUDIES LAB
Special studies lab. (Credit to be arranged.)
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 401 - RESEARCH
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 403 - HONORS THESIS
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 404 - COOPERATIVE EDUC
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 12.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 405 - READING & CONFERENCE
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 406 - SPECIAL PROJECTS
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 407 - SEMINAR

(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 410 - SELECTED TOPICS
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 414 - TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR
This weekly seminar features a different speaker each week covering various topics in transportation research and practice. The topics cover all modes of transportation, with a focus on current practice. Course is cross-listed course with USP. This course may be taken for credit up to three times.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 419 - BRIDGE ENGINEERING

Introduction to analysis and design of short to medium span highway bridges, including load descriptions, analysis and design procedures outlined in AASHTO Load Resistance Factor Design specifications. Prerequisites: CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 420 - ADV MECH OF MATERIAL

Advanced studies in mechanics of materials including fundamentals of elasticity, phenomenological material behavior, and theories of failure. Timoshenko beam theory, stress functions, shear stresses, unsymmetrical sections, and beams on elastic foundations. Thick-walled cylinders; approximate methods. Prerequisites: EAS 212, Mth 256 or equivalent.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 421 - ANLYS FRAMED STRUCTS
Generalized analysis of multi-story and irregular structural framework with classical methods; analysis of arches, curved beams and frames with nonprismatic members. Energy methods with introduction to matrix methods. Prerequisite: CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 423 - VIBRATN AN-STRUC ENG
Fundamentals of vibration theory; applications in structural engineering. Free, forced, and transient vibration of single and multi-degrees of freedom systems including damping, normal modes, coupling, and normal coordinates. Prerequisites: EAS 212 and Mth 261.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 431 - STABILITY STRUCTURES
Study of elastic and inelastic flexural buckling of bars and frames; use of energy methods and successive approximations; bracing of columns and frames; torsional, lateral-torsional, and local buckling. Prerequisites: CE 432/532, Mth 261 or equivalent.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 432 - STRUC STEEL DSG-LRFD
Design of components of steel structures based on load and resistance factor design method. Prerequisites: CE 321, CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 433 - COLD FORMED STEEL DESIGN
Design of cold-formed steel beams, columns, beam-columns, cylindrical tubular members, and connections based on the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods of the AISI specification. Prerequisite: CE 432/532.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 434 - PRIN REIN CONCRETE
Loads, load factors and structural safety, ultimate strength analysis; short column behavior, design of simple and continuous beams; one-way slabs; serviceability and detailing requirements with reference to current codes. Prerequisites: CE 321, 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 435 - DESGN REIN CONC STRUCT
Development and splicing of reinforcement; design of long columns, retaining walls, footings, and slabs with reference to current codes; lateral loads; laboratory demonstration of beam and column behavior. Prerequisite: CE 434.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 436 - MASONRY DESIGN
Materials of construction; design of masonry elements, lateral load resisting systems, and connections with reference to current codes. Prerequisite: CE 434.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 437 - TIMBER DESIGN
Design of solid and glued-laminated structural members including arches, connections, plywood components, and diaphragms; design provisions for lateral forces. Prerequisite: CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 438 - DSG COMPOSITE STRUCT
Design of composite steel-concrete members based on allowable stress design and load and resistance factor design methods. Prerequisite: CE 432/532.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 440 - GEOSYN INFRA ENG
Testing and design with polymer-based geosynthetic products in and on soil for the civil infrastructure. Strength-based design applications are introduced with design-by-function principles, and product approval for transportation, structural, and geotechnical disciplines. Use of geotextiles, geogrids, and geo-composites in slopes, mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls, pavement subgrades, and overlays. Prerequisite: CE 444.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 442 - IN SITU TEST-SOIL

Introduction to field behavior of soils related to engineering properties; site investigation procedures and in situ testing. Development of fundamental analytical solution techniques for engineering with soil, the use and limitations of elasticity assumptions. Three lectures, one 3- hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 341.Introduction to field behavior of soils related to engineering properties; site investigation procedures and in situ testing. Development of fundamental analytical solution techniques for engineering with soil, the use and limitations of elasticity assumptions. Three lectures, one 3- hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 341.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 443 - INTRO SEIS/SITE EVAL
Earthquakes and exploration seismology, the origin and occurrence of earthquakes, nature and propagation of seismic waves in the earth, earthquakes as a hazard to life and property. Uses of reflection and refraction exploration seismology, borehole velocity measurements, seismic remote sensing, and direct measurement techniques. Earthquake hazard assessment including liquefaction, ground failure, and site amplification. Techniques for evaluating the susceptibility, potential, and severity of the hazards and other science and engineering applications. This course is the same as G 475/575; course may be taken only once for credit. Prerequisites: senior/graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 444 - GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN
Effect of soil conditions upon the behavior and choice of type of foundation; study of earth pressure theories; design of foundations and earth-retaining structures. Prerequisite: CE 341.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 445 - GEO-ENV ENGR W/GEOSYN
Application of polymer-based geosynthetic products for geo-environmental and municipal engineering including landfills, soil erosion control, filters, and drains. Testing, design, and product selection for hydraulic, degradation, and chemical stability properties. Introduction to reliability, endurance, and design life with reference to RCRA, ESA, and EPA laws. Prerequisite: CE 341.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 450 - TRANSPORT SAFETY ANALYSIS
Incorporating safety in highway engineering and transportation planning that includes highway design, operation, and maintenance, as well as human factors, statistical analysis, traffic control and public policy. Design concepts of intersections, interchanges, signals, signs and pavement markings; analyzing data sets for recommendations and prioritization; principles of driver and vehicle characteristics in relation to the roadway. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 451 - TRAFFIC CONTROL & ANALYSIS
Traffic control principles; maintenance and responsibility for traffic control devices; choice of traffic control; signs, markings, and signals; low-volume roads, temporary control, and school areas, traffic control for highway-rail grade crossings, bicycles, and transit: warrants for control; control techniques and analysis, advanced technologies. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 453 - FREIGHT TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
Components and performance characteristics of the U.S. freight transportation system, with emphasis on data needs, planning, design, and operation of the entire supply chain. Discussion of impact of freight on passenger transportation system and economy. Modal emphasis includes freight rail, motor freight, ocean freight, and air freight. Terminal operations. Roles of public and private actors in freight system. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 454 - URBAN TRANSPORT SYS
Urban street patterns and transportation demand, highway capacity analysis, process of urban transport planning, travel-demand forecasting and its application to traffic studies. Development of transport models, multiple regression analysis, models of land use and trip generations, stochastic trip distribution models, applications and case studies. Route assignment analysis and traffic flow theory. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 455 - INTELLIGENT TRANSP SYSTEMS

Introduction to intelligent transportation systems, including enabling surveillance, navigation, communications, and computer technologies. Application of technologies for monitoring, analysis, evaluation, and prediction of transportation system performance. Intervention strategies, costs and benefits, safety, human factors, institutional issues, and case studies. Prerequisite: CE 351. CE 454 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 456 - TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Traffic system components, traffic stream characteristics, traffic studies and data collection, volume studies, speed, travel-time, delay and pedestrian studies, capacity analysis, freeway systems, weaving sections, ramp junctions, rural highways, signalized and unsignalized intersections, signal coordination, arterial operations, and access management. Prerequisite: CE 454.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 457 - PAVEMENT DESIGN
Pavement structure classification and components, wheel loads and design factors, stresses in flexible pavements, subgrade strength and evaluation, design methods, material characteristics, stresses in rigid pavements, design of concrete pavements, joints and reinforcement, condition surveys. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 458 - PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYS
Performance characteristics of public transportation systems, with emphasis on urban systems. Planning, design, and operational issues related to public transportation systems. Emerging technologies. Prerequisite: CE 351. CE 454 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 459 - TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS
Operation, modeling, and control of unscheduled and scheduled transportation modes; elementary traffic flow concepts; flow, density and speed; scheduling; route and bottleneck capacities; networks; data interpretation; analysis techniques; diagrams; simulation queuing; optimization. Prerequisite: CE 351. CE 454 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 460 - ACCESS MGMT TRANSPORT SYS
Access management issues; geometric design, roadway operation, and access; safety and other benefits; access design concepts; functional integrity of highway; driveway and intersection spacing; functional area of intersection; turn lanes; median openings; access management techniques; regulations and policy; case studies; research issues. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 462 - TRAFFIC ENG APPL & SGNL TIMING
Theory and practice of traffic signal timing. Focuses on terms associated with signal timing, relating practice in the field with analysis completed using the Highway Capacity Manual and other traffic engineering software. A significant portion of the class is focused on applications, specifically focused on multimodal applications. Prerequisites: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 463 - TRANSPORTATION OPTIMIZATION
Introduction to mathematical modeling techniques including linear programming, integer programming, basic network models (network flows and shortest paths), and their application to transportation and logistics problems. Focus on civil engineering systems and applications on transportation and logistics problems. Prerequisites: CEE senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 464 - HYDROL-HYDRAUL MODEL
Development and application of deterministic and statistical models for hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and design. Presentation of hydrologic processes and development of hydrologic models related to rainfall-runoff including precipitation, infiltration, evapotranspiration, watershed and channel routing. Statistical analysis procedures for hydrologic data including estimation of rainfall and flood frequency. Application of HEC-HMS to model streamflow including model calibration and verification. Modeling steady flow in rivers using HEC-RAS. Prerequisite: CE 362.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 467 - HYDROL-HYDRAUL DES
Application of hydrologic and hydraulic principles to selected topics in hydrologic and hydraulic design. Topics include risk-based design of hydraulic structures, design of culverts, flood profile computation and flood plain management, design of reservoirs. Design of spillways including development of design flood hydrograph and hydraulic design, design of energy dissipation works. Prerequisite: CE 464/ 564 or knowledge of HEC 1 and HEC 2.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 468 - SOIL & GROUNDWATER RESTORATN
Methods for restoring contaminated soil and groundwater; Factors and processes influencing the efficacy of remediation systems. Emphasis on the scientific principles upon which soil and groundwater remediation is based. Containment, pump and treat, cosolvents and surfactants, soil venting, in-situ physical and chemical treatment. Prerequisites: senior/grad standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 469 - SUBSURFACE HYDROLOGY
Basic principles of aqueous flow in the subsurface, emphasizing the importance of groundwater as a resource. Hydrologic cycle, history of groundwater usage, aquifer classification and properties, Darcy’s experiments and Law, hydraulic head and potential, porosity and permeability, transmissivity and storativity, heterogeneity and anisotropy, saturated vs. unsaturated subsurface flow, and hydraulics of pumping wells (drawdown, flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, steady-state vs. transient flow, slug tests, and aquifer-test design). Prerequisites:senior/graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 474 - UNIT OP ENVIRON ENGR
Unit operations of water and wastewater treatment; pretreatment; sedimentation, filtration, aeration, disinfection, sludge treatment and disposal, advanced waste-water treatment processes. Prerequisite: CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 479 - TOXICS IN ENVIRON

Chemical, physical, and biological principles that govern the behavior of toxic materials such as heavy metals and synthetic organic compounds in the environment. Course emphasizes practical ways to represent chemical processes in models of pollutant behavior. Topics include: adsorption of pollutants on soils and sediments; transport across sediment-water and air-water interfaces; bioamplification of pollutants; multiphase fugacity models of organics; case studies of contaminated surface water, sediment and groundwater. This course is the same as ESR 479/579; course may be taken only once for credit. Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 480 - CHEM OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS
The fate and transport-related behavior of toxic compounds in the environment. Classification, nomenclature, examples of anthropogenic compounds, and case studies. Introducing the physical and chemical processes associated with air-water exchange, organic-liquid exchange, sorption processes, chemical transformations, and bioaccumulation. Prerequisite: Ch 221; Ch 222 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 481 - THE COLUMBIA RIVER AS A SYSTEM
Explores the climate and hydrologic processes that shape the Columbia River basin ecosystem, and relates these processes to the basin’s management context. The geographic scope includes the watershed, the mainstem and its reservoirs, major tributaries, the tidal river below Bonneville Dam, the estuary, the Columbia plume, and coastal waters that interact with the plume. Lectures and outside speakers will present or discuss vital issues in contemporary Columbia Basin management, along with relevant background information. Expected preparation: CE 361 and CE 371. Prerequisites: junior standing.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 482 - INTRO TO SEDIMENT TRANSPORT

Fundamentals of sediment transport in natural surface waters. Analysis of the governing equations of mass, momentum, and sediment conservation. Covers bedload and suspended material transport in riverine and estuarine waters, focusing on non-cohesive materials. Cohesive material transport will be briefly introduced. Prerequisites: CE 361, CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 483 - ESTUARINE CIRCULATION
Introduction to the physical processes that govern estuarine and buoyant plume circulation. These include tides, density-driven circulation, internal tidal asymmetry and frontal propagation. Expected preparation: CE 576. Prerequisites: CE 361 and CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 484 - CE PROJ MGMT & DESIGN I
Engineering design process including owner design, professional-constructor relationships, procurement procedures, project evolution; contracts, dispute resolution, bonds, warranties; construction documents, including specifications; cost estimating, planning, and scheduling; construction administration; group process, diversity, and leadership. Two lectures, one 3-hour design project laboratory period. Prerequisites: senior standing in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 484L - CE PROJ MGMT & DESIGN I LAB
Lab for CE 484 Civil Engineering Project Management and Design I.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 486 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

Survey of chemical aspects of major environmental issues: stratospheric ozone holes and chlorofluorocarbons; air pollution; global climate change; fossil fuel energy/"carbon footprint"; renewable energy; nuclear energy/radioactivity; toxic chemicals (pesticides, PCBs); endocrine disruptors; surfactants, chemical dispersants/oil spills; biodegradability of chemicals; chemistry of natural waters/acid rain; toxic heavy metals. Prerequisites: Ch 334 or 331. This is the same course as Ch 486 and can be taken only once for credit.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 487 - AQUATIC CHEMISTRY
Aqueous chemistry in natural water systems: simple-to-complex acid/base chemistry; titration curves; buffer strength; acid/base chemistry of carbon dioxide in open and closed systems; alkalinity as system variable (blood); mineral dissolution/precipitation (metal carbonates); redox chemistry: pe-pH, redox succession/organic loading/dissolved oxygen loss, nitrate reduction, iron oxide dissolution, hydrogen sulfide production, methane formation. Prerequisites: Ch 223 with a C- or better. This is the same course as Ch 487 and can be taken oly once for credit.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 488 - AIR QUALITY
An overview of urban air quality issues facing cities in the US and globally. Examine effects of air pollution on public health and environment, as well as technologies and regulatory practices. Review pollution measurement and modeling techniques. This course is the same as ESM 460/560; may only be taken once for credit. Expected preparation: CE 371. Prerequisites: junior standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 494 - CE PROJECT MGMT & DESIGN II
Synthesis of civil engineering specialties in a diverse multi-disciplinary project. Teamwork approach in design of components and systems to meet stated objectives. Consideration of alternative solutions, methods, and products including constraints such as economic factors, safety, reliability, and ethics. Preparation of design documents, including: memoranda, computations, drawings, cost estimates, specifications, bidding materials; written and oral presentations. Two lectures, one 3-hour design project laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 484.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate 

CE 494L - CE PROJ MGMT & DESIGN II LAB
Lab for CE 494 Civil Engineering Project Management and Design II.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

CE 501 - RESEARCH
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 503 - THESIS
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 504 - COOPERATIVE EDUC
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 505 - READING & CONFERENCE
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 506 - SPECIAL PROJECT
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 507 - SEMINAR
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 510 - SELECTED TOPICS
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
0.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 514 - TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR
This weekly seminar features a different speaker each week covering various topics in transportation research and practice. The topics cover all modes of transportation, with a focus on current practice. Course is cross-listed course with USP. This course may be taken for credit up to three times.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 518 - PRESTRESSED CONCRETE DESIGN
Analysis and design of components of prestressed concrete structures with reference to current codes. Prerequisite: CE 435/535.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 519 - BRIDGE ENGINEERING

Introduction to analysis and design of short to medium span highway bridges, including load descriptions, analysis and design procedures outlined in AASHTO Load Resistance Factor Design specifications. Prerequisites: CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 520 - ADV MECH OF MATERIAL
Advanced studies in mechanics of materials including fundamentals of elasticity, phenomenological material behavior, and theories of failure. Timoshenko beam theory, stress functions, shear stresses, unsymmetrical sections, and beams on elastic foundations. Thick-walled cylinders; approximate methods. Prerequisites: EAS 212, Mth 256 or equivalent.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 521 - ANLYS FRAMED STRUCTS
Generalized analysis of multi-story and irregular structural framework with classical methods; analysis of arches, curved beams and frames with nonprismatic members. Energy methods with introduction to matrix methods. Prerequisite: CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 523 - VIBRATN AN-STRUC ENG
Fundamentals of vibration theory; applications in structural engineering. Free, forced, and transient vibration of single and multi-degrees of freedom systems including damping, normal modes, coupling, and normal coordinates. Prerequisites: EAS 212 and Mth 261.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 524 - MATRIX-COMP MTHDS STRUCT ANLYS
Fundamental concepts of analysis for statically determinate and indeterminate structures utilizing matrices and computers; displacement and force methods applied to trusses and rigid frames; techniques for the analysis of large complex structures for static and dynamic loads. Prerequisite: CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 526 - THEORY OF PLATES
Small and large deformation theories of thin plates; numerical and energy methods; free vibrations. Prerequisite: Mth 256.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 527 - FINITE EL STRUC MECH
Principles of stiffness analysis of structures, essentials of the finite element formulation of elastic problems with applications to structural mechanics, plates and shells, and other related problems utilizing digital computers. Prerequisite: CE 524/624.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 528 - FINITE EL STRUC MECH
Principles of stiffness analysis of structures, essentials of the finite element formulation of elastic problems with applications to structural mechanics, plates and shells, and other related problems utilizing digital computers. Prerequisite: CE 524/624.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 529 - STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
Determination of normal modes and frequencies for structural systems. Transient and steady state response. Derivation and solution of governing equations using matrix formulation. Analysis of linear response of structures to dynamic loadings. Stresses and deflections in structures. Prerequisite: CE 423/523.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 531 - STABILITY STRUCTURES
Study of elastic and inelastic flexural buckling of bars and frames; use of energy methods and successive approximations; bracing of columns and frames; torsional, lateral-torsional, and local buckling. Prerequisites: CE 432/532, Mth 261 or equivalent.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 532 - STRUC STEEL DSG-LRFD
Design of components of steel structures based on load and resistance factor design method. Prerequisites: CE 321, CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 533 - COLD FORMED STEEL DESIGN
Design of cold-formed steel beams, columns, beam-columns, cylindrical tubular members, and connections based on the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods of the AISI specification. Prerequisite: CE 432/532.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 534 - ADV REINF CONCRETE DESIGN
Design of spandrel beams, slabs on beams, shear walls, deep beams, corbels, and other components of reinforced concrete structures with reference to current codes. Prerequisites: CE 435.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 535 - DESIGN REINFORCED CONCR STRUCT
Development and splicing of reinforcement; lateral loads; design of long columns, retaining walls, footings, and slabs with reference to current codes; laboratory tests of beam and column specimens. Prerequisites: CE 434.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 536 - MASONRY DESIGN
Materials of construction; design of masonry elements, lateral load resisting systems, and connections with reference to current codes. Prerequisite: CE 434.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 537 - EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Response of structures to ground motions; determination and use of response spectra; seismic design criteria and provisions for buildings and other structures; and review of current practices for earthquake resistant design. Prerequisite: CE 529/629.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 538 - DSG COMPOSITE STRUCT
Design of composite steel-concrete members based on allowable stress design and load and resistance factor design methods. Prerequisite: CE 432/532.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 539 - ADV STEEL DESIGN
Analysis and design of metal structures including connections, plate girders, design loads, structural systems, and bracing. Prerequisite: CE 432/532.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 540 - GEOSYN INFRA ENG

Testing and design with polymer-based geosynthetic products in and on soil for the civil infrastructure. Strength-based design applications are introduced with design-by-function principles, and product approval for transportation, structural, and geotechnical disciplines. Use of geotextiles, geogrids, and geo-composites in slopes, mechanically stabilized earth retaining walls, pavement subgrades, and overlays. Prerequisite: CE 444.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 541 - ADV SOIL MECHANICS
Study of the advanced principles of soil behavior related to stress-strain, shear strength, permeability, and consolidation. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 542 - IN SITU TEST-SOIL
Introduction to field behavior of soils related to engineering properties; site investigation procedures and in situ testing. Development of fundamental analytical solution techniques for engineering with soil, the use and limitations of elasticity assumptions. Three lectures, one 3- hour laboratory period. Prerequisite: CE 341.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 543 - INTRO SEIS/SITE EVAL
Earthquakes and exploration seismology, the origin and occurrence of earthquakes, nature and propagation of seismic waves in the earth, earthquakes as a hazard to life and property. Uses of reflection and refraction exploration seismology, borehole velocity measurements, seismic remote sensing, and direct measurement techniques. Earthquake hazard assessment including liquefaction, ground failure, and site amplification. Techniques for evaluating the susceptibility, potential, and severity of the hazards and other science and engineering applications. This course is the same as G 475/575; course may be taken only once for credit. Prerequisites: senior/graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 544 - ADV SHALLOW FOUNDATION DESIGN

Advanced topics in settlement and bearing capacity analysis of shallow foundation; application of numerical schemes to foundation design. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 545 - GEO-ENV ENGR W/GEOSYN
Application of polymer-based geosynthetic products for geo-environmental and municipal engineering including landfills, soil erosion control, filters, and drains. Testing, design, and product selection for hydraulic, degradation, and chemical stability properties. Introduction to reliability, endurance, and design life with reference to RCRA, ESA, and EPA laws. Prerequisite: CE 341.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 546 - NUM METH SOIL-STRCT INTRACTN
Application of finite difference and finite element methods to the solution of soil-structure problems, stability of soil masses and foundation installation. Use of commercial computer programs in working applied problems. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 549 - DEEP FOUNDTN DSN/ANL
Comprehensive study of both driven and augered pile foundations, including concrete, steel, and timber. In-depth review of design methods for axial and lateral capacity. Special emphasis on the differences between driven piles and drilled shafts, including the role of full-scale load testing in the semi-empirical methods. Introduction to group theory in elasticity and plasticity. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 550 - TRANSPORT SAFETY ANALYSIS
Incorporating safety in highway engineering and transportation planning that includes highway design, operation, and maintenance, as well as human factors, statistical analysis, traffic control and public policy. Design concepts of intersections, interchanges, signals, signs and pavement markings; analyzing data sets for recommendations and prioritization; principles of driver and vehicle characteristics in relation to the roadway. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate  

CE 551 - TRAFFIC CONTROL & ANALYSIS
Traffic control principles; maintenance and responsibility for traffic control devices; choice of traffic control; signs, markings, and signals; low-volume roads, temporary control, and school areas, traffic control for highway-rail grade crossings, bicycles, and transit: warrants for control; control techniques and analysis, advanced technologies. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 552 - HIGHWAY DESIGN FOR CAPACITY
Principles of highway capacity, traffic characteristics, operational analysis, design and planning of freeways, multi-lane and two-lane rural highways, intersections and arterials, transit facilities. Prerequisite: CE 454.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 553 - FREJGHT TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS
Components and performance characteristics of the U.S. freight transportation system, with emphasis on data needs, planning, design, and operation of the entire supply chain. Discussion of impact of freight on passenger transportation system and economy. Modal emphasis includes freight rail, motor freight, ocean freight, and air freight. Terminal operations. Roles of public and private actors in freight system. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 555 - INTELLIGENT TRANSP SYSTEMS
Introduction to intelligent transportation systems, including enabling surveillance, navigation, communications, and computer technologies. Application of technologies for monitoring, analysis, evaluation, and prediction of transportation system performance. Intervention strategies, costs and benefits, safety, human factors, institutional issues, and case studies. Prerequisite: CE 351. CE 454 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 556 - TRAFFIC ENGINEERING
Traffic system components, traffic stream characteristics, traffic studies and data collection, volume studies, speed, travel-time, delay and pedestrian studies, capacity analysis, freeway systems, weaving sections, ramp junctions, rural highways, signalized and unsignalized intersections, signal coordination, arterial operations, and access management. Prerequisite: CE 454.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 557 - PAVEMENT DESIGN

Pavement structure classification and components, wheel loads and design factors, stresses in flexible pavements, subgrade strength and evaluation, design methods, material characteristics, stresses in rigid pavements, design of concrete pavements, joints and reinforcement, condition surveys. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 558 - PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYS
Performance characteristics of public transportation systems, with emphasis on urban systems. Planning, design, and operational issues related to public transportation systems. Emerging technologies. Prerequisite: CE 351. CE 454 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 559 - TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS

Operation, modeling, and control of unscheduled and scheduled transportation modes; elementary traffic flow concepts; flow, density and speed; scheduling; route and bottleneck capacities; networks; data interpretation; analysis techniques; diagrams; simulation queuing; optimization. Prerequisite: CE 351. CE 454 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 560 - ACCESS MGMT TRANSPORT SYS
Access management issues; geometric design, roadway operation, and access; safety and other benefits; access design concepts; functional integrity of highway; driveway and intersection spacing; functional area of intersection; turn lanes; median openings; access management techniques; regulations and policy; case studies; research issues. Prerequisite: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 561 - WATER RESOURCE SYS
A development of quantitative techniques used in the analysis of water resource systems for planning, design and operation. Emphasis is placed on the physical, legal and economic aspects and their incorporation into simulation models. Applications include reservoir systems for water supply and hydropower, irrigation planning and operation, and water quality management. Prerequisite: CE 464/564 or equivalent.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 562 - TRAFFIC ENG APPL & SGNL TIMING

Theory and practice of traffic signal timing. Focuses on terms associated with signal timing, relating practice in the field with analysis completed using the Highway Capacity Manual and other traffic engineering software. A significant portion of the class is focused on applications, specifically focused on multimodal applications. Prerequisites: CE 351.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 563 - TRANSPORTATION OPTIMIZATION
Introduction to mathematical modeling techniques including linear programming, integer programming, basic network models (network flows and shortest paths), and their application to transportation and logistics problems. Focus on civil engineering systems and applications on transportation and logistics problems. Prerequisites: CEE senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 564 - HYDROL-HYDRAUL MODEL
Development and application of deterministic and statistical models for hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and design. Presentation of hydrologic processes and development of hydrologic models related to rainfall-runoff including precipitation, infiltration, evapotranspiration, watershed and channel routing. Statistical analysis procedures for hydrologic data including estimation of rainfall and flood frequency. Application of HEC-HMS to model streamflow including model calibration and verification. Modeling steady flow in rivers using HEC-RAS. Prerequisite: CE 362.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 565 - WATERSHED HYDROLOGY
Study of the movement and storage of water in watersheds, emphasizing physical processes. Includes systems analysis of watersheds, precipitation, snowmelt, infiltration, evapotranspiration, ground-water flow, stream flow generation, open channel flow, hydrograph analysis, and an introduction to watershed hydrological modeling. This course is the same as ESR 525; course may be taken only once for credit. Prerequisites: Mth 252, Ph 201, Stat 244; recommended: ESR 320 and/or an undergraduate course, such as CE 464.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 566 - ENVIRON DATA ANALYS
Application of probabilistic and statistical models to the description of environmental data with a focus on hydrology and water quality. Graphical and quantitative techniques of exploratory data analysis, selection and fitting of appropriate probability distributions, simple and multiple and multivariate regression and their applications to analysis and modeling, and detection of changes and trends in environmental time series. Prerequisites: graduate standing and Stat 243 and 244 or Stat 460. This is the same course as ESM 566 and may be taken only once for credit.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 567 - HYDROL-HYDRAUL DES
Application of hydrologic and hydraulic principles to selected topics in hydrologic and hydraulic design. Topics include risk-based design of hydraulic structures, design of culverts, flood profile computation and flood plain management, design of reservoirs. Design of spillways including development of design flood hydrograph and hydraulic design, design of energy dissipation works. Prerequisite: CE 464/ 564 or knowledge of HEC 1 and HEC 2.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 568 - SOIL & GROUNDWATER RESTORATN
Principles in analysis of dynamic systems with specific emphasis on hydrologic model building. Variety of techniques in hydrologic system analysis with mathematical formulation, development and use of computer-based models for solving scientific and engineering problems are discussed. Among the topics presented will be the discussion of optimization theory, artificial intelligence, model calibration (parameter estimation), ensemble (probabilistic) forecasting, data assimilation and uncertainty analysis. Recommended prerequisites: CE 465/565 or similar course.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 569 - SUBSURFACE HYDROLOGY
Basic principles of aqueous flow in the subsurface, emphasizing the importance of groundwater as a resource. Hydrologic cycle, history of groundwater usage, aquifer classification and properties, Darcy’s experiments and Law, hydraulic head and potential, porosity and permeability, transmissivity and storativity, heterogeneity and anisotropy, saturated vs. unsaturated subsurface flow, and hydraulics of pumping wells (drawdown, flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, steady-state vs. transient flow, slug tests, and aquifer-test design). Prerequisites:senior/graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 570 - GROUNDWTR MODELING
The objective is to give students a good introduction to practical groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling. Designed as hands-on and application oriented. Covers the fundamental equations, numerical methods, and modeling techniques with emphasis on conceptual modeling and teaching students how to solve real world problems using an interactive groundwater modeling and visualization system. Specific topics include conceptual representations and grid design, selecting model boundaries, sources and sinks, profile models, special needs for transient simulations, calibration, verification, sensitivity analysis, and several hands-on projects on modeling groundwater contamination, well-field management, and remediation system. Prerequisite: CE 569/669.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 571 - SUBSURF CONTMINANT TRANSPORT

Principles associated with the transport and fate of contaminants in subsurface systems. Complex, heterogeneous factors and processes (both physical and geochemical) influencing contaminant transport. Emphasis on the impact of these processes on contaminant fate across the multitude of scales in the subsurface. Case studies linking theory and measured/observed transport behavior. Prerequisites: graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 572 - ENVIRO FLUID MECH TRANSPORT
Introduction to the basic physical processes which transport pollutants in natural waters (rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries); mathematical formulations of heat and mass advective and diffusive transport; descriptions of molecular diffusion, turbulent diffusion, and dispersion. Use of predictive mathematical models as a basis for water and air quality management. Prerequisites: CE 361 and CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 573 - NUM METH-ENV&WTR RES
Introduction to the mathematical solution of partial differential equations by finite difference and finite element techniques. Development of solution approaches to water quality and hydraulic problems in surface and groundwater systems. Analysis of model sensitivities, calibration and verification. Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing in civil or environmental engineering.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 574 - UNIT OP ENVIRON ENGR
Unit operations of water and wastewater treatment; pretreatment; sedimentation, filtration, aeration, disinfection, sludge treatment and disposal, advanced waste-water treatment processes. Prerequisite: CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 576 - ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS

Introduction to the fundamentals of the fluid dynamics of natural surface waters by analysis of the governing equations of mass, momentum, and heat conservation. Applications include turbulence modeling, finite depth water motions, stratified flow phenomena, and seiche phenomena. Prerequisites: CE 361, CE 362 and CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 578 - WATER QUALITY MDLG
Introduction to descriptive modeling approaches for analyzing water quality changes in lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and estuaries. Applications include modeling dissolved oxygen, temperature, nutrients, and algal dynamics. Prerequisites: EAS 361, CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 579 - TOXICS IN ENVIRON

Chemical, physical, and biological principles that govern the behavior of toxic materials such as heavy metals and synthetic organic compounds in the environment. Course emphasizes practical ways to represent chemical processes in models of pollutant behavior. Topics include: adsorption of pollutants on soils and sediments; transport across sediment-water and air-water interfaces; bioamplification of pollutants; multiphase fugacity models of organics; case studies of contaminated surface water, sediment and groundwater. This course is the same as ESR 479/579; course may be taken only once for credit. Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 580 - CHEM OF ENVIRNOMENTAL TOXINS
The fate and transport-related behavior of toxic compounds in the environment. Classification, nomenclature, examples of anthropogenic compounds, and case studies. Introducing the physical and chemical processes associated with air-water exchange, organic-liquid exchange, sorption processes, chemical transformations, and bioaccumulation. Prerequisite: Ch 221; Ch 222 recommended.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 581 - THE COLUMBIA RIVER AS A SYSTEM
Explores the climate and hydrologic processes that shape the Columbia River basin ecosystem, and relates these processes to the basin’s management context. The geographic scope includes the watershed, the mainstem and its reservoirs, major tributaries, the tidal river below Bonneville Dam, the estuary, the Columbia plume, and coastal waters that interact with the plume. Lectures and outside speakers will present or discuss vital issues in contemporary Columbia Basin management, along with relevant background information. Expected preparation: CE 361 and CE 371. Prerequisites: junior standing.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 582 - INTRO TO SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
Fundamentals of sediment transport in natural surface waters. Analysis of the governing equations of mass, momentum, and sediment conservation. Covers bedload and suspended material transport in riverine and estuarine waters, focusing on non-cohesive materials. Cohesive material transport will be briefly introduced. Prerequisites: CE 361, CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 583 - ESTUARINE CIRCULATION

Introduction to the physical processes that govern estuarine and buoyant plume circulation. These include tides, density-driven circulation, internal tidal asymmetry and frontal propagation. Expected preparation: CE 576. Prerequisites: CE 361 and CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 586 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
Survey of chemical aspects of major environmental issues: stratospheric ozone holes and chlorofluorocarbons; air pollution; global climate change; fossil fuel energy/"carbon footprint"; renewable energy; nuclear energy/radioactivity; toxic chemicals (pesticides, PCBs); endocrine disruptors; surfactants, chemical dispersants/oil spills; biodegradability of chemicals; chemistry of natural waters/acid rain; toxic heavy metals. Prerequisites: Ch 334 or 331. This is the same course as Ch 486 and can be taken only once for credit.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 587 - AQUATIC CHEMISTRY
Aqueous chemistry in natural water systems: simple-to-complex acid/base chemistry; titration curves; buffer strength; acid/base chemistry of carbon dioxide in open and closed systems; alkalinity as system variable (blood); mineral dissolution/precipitation (metal carbonates); redox chemistry: pe-pH, redox succession/organic loading/dissolved oxygen loss, nitrate reduction, iron oxide dissolution, hydrogen sulfide production, methane formation. Prerequisites: Ch 223 with a C- or better. This is the same course as Ch 487 and can be taken oly once for credit.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 588 - AIR QUALITY

An overview of urban air quality issues facing cities in the US and globally. Examine effects of air pollution on public health and environment, as well as technologies and regulatory practices. Review pollution measurement and modeling techniques. This course is the same as ESM 460/560; may only be taken once for credit. Expected preparation: CE 371. Prerequisites: junior standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 601 - RESEARCH
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 603 - DISSERTATION
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 604 - COOP ED/INTERNSHIP
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 605 - READING & CONFERENCE

(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 606 - SPECIAL PROJECTS

(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 607 - SEMINAR

(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 610 - SELECTED TOPICS
(Credit to be arranged.) Consent of instructor.
1.000 TO 9.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 618 - PRESTRESSED CONCRETE DESIGN
Analysis and design of components of prestressed concrete structures with reference to current codes. Prerequisite: CE 435/535.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 624 - MATRIX-COMP MTHDS STRUCT ANLYS
Fundamental concepts of analysis for statically determinate and indeterminate structures utilizing matrices and computers; displacement and force methods applied to trusses and rigid frames; techniques for the analysis of large complex structures for static and dynamic loads. Prerequisite: CE 325.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 626 - THEORY OF PLATES
Small and large deformation theories of thin plates; numerical and energy methods; free vibrations. Prerequisite: Mth 256.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 627 - FINITE EL STRUC MECH

Principles of stiffness analysis of structures, essentials of the finite element formulation of elastic problems with applications to structural mechanics, plates and shells, and other related problems utilizing digital computers. Prerequisite: CE 524/624.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 628 - FINITE EL STRUC MECH
Principles of stiffness analysis of structures, essentials of the finite element formulation of elastic problems with applications to structural mechanics, plates and shells, and other related problems utilizing digital computers. Prerequisite: CE 524/624.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 629 - STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
Determination of normal modes and frequencies for structural systems. Transient and steady state response. Derivation and solution of governing equations using matrix formulation. Analysis of linear response of structures to dynamic loadings. Stresses and deflections in structures. Prerequisite: CE 423/523.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 634 - ADV REINF CONCRETE DESIGN
Design of spandrel beams, slabs on beams, shear walls, deep beams, corbels, and other components of reinforced concrete structures with reference to current codes. Prerequisites: CE 435.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 637 - EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Response of structures to ground motions; determination and use of response spectra; seismic design criteria and provisions for buildings and other structures; and review of current practices for earthquake resistant design. Prerequisite: CE 529/629.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 639 - ADV STEEL DESIGN
Analysis and design of metal structures including connections, plate girders, design loads, structural systems, and bracing. Prerequisite: CE 432/532.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 641 - ADV SOIL MECHANICS
Study of the advanced principles of soil behavior related to stress-strain, shear strength, permeability, and consolidation. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 644 - ADV SHALLOW FOUNDATION DESIGN
Advanced topics in settlement and bearing capacity analysis of shallow foundation; application of numerical schemes to foundation design. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 646 - NUM METH SOIL-STRCT INTRACTN

Application of finite difference and finite element methods to the solution of soil-structure problems, stability of soil masses and foundation installation. Use of commercial computer programs in working applied problems. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 649 - DEEP FOUNDTN DSN/ANL
Comprehensive study of both driven and augered pile foundations, including concrete, steel, and timber. In-depth review of design methods for axial and lateral capacity. Special emphasis on the differences between driven piles and drilled shafts, including the role of full-scale load testing in the semi-empirical methods. Introduction to group theory in elasticity and plasticity. Prerequisite: CE 444.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 652 - HIGHWAY DESIGN FOR CAPACITY
Principles of highway capacity, traffic characteristics, operational analysis, design and planning of freeways, multi-lane and two-lane rural highways, intersections and arterials, transit facilities. Prerequisite: CE 454.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 661 - WATR RES SYS ANLYSIS

A development of quantitative techniques used in the analysis of water resource systems for planning, design and operation. Emphasis is placed on the physical, legal and economic aspects and their incorporation into simulation models. Applications include reservoir systems for water supply and hydropower, irrigation planning and operation, and water quality management. Prerequisite: CE 464/564 or equivalent.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 666 - ENVIRON DATA ANALYS
Application of probabilistic and statistical models to the description of environmental data with a focus on hydrology and water quality. Graphical and quantitative techniques of exploratory data analysis, selection and fitting of appropriate probability distributions, simple and multiple and multivariate regression and their applications to analysis and modeling, and detection of changes and trends in environmental time series. Prerequisites: graduate standing and Stat 243 and 244 or Stat 460.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 668 - ADV MTHS HYDROLOGIC SYS ANALYS
Principles in analysis of dynamic systems with specific emphasis on hydrologic model building. Variety of techniques in hydrologic system analysis with mathematical formulation, development and use of computer-based models for solving scientific and engineering problems are discussed. Among the topics presented will be the discussion of optimization theory, artificial intelligence, model calibration (parameter estimation), ensemble (probabilistic) forecasting, data assimilation and uncertainty analysis. Recommended prerequisites: CE 465/565 or similar course.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 670 - GROUNDWTR MODELING
The objective is to give students a good introduction to practical groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling. Designed as hands-on and application oriented. Covers the fundamental equations, numerical methods, and modeling techniques with emphasis on conceptual modeling and teaching students how to solve real world problems using an interactive groundwater modeling and visualization system. Specific topics include conceptual representations and grid design, selecting model boundaries, sources and sinks, profile models, special needs for transient simulations, calibration, verification, sensitivity analysis, and several hands-on projects on modeling groundwater contamination, well-field management, and remediation system. Prerequisite: CE 569/669.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 671 - SUBSURF CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT

Principles associated with the transport and fate of contaminants in subsurface systems. Complex, heterogeneous factors and processes (both physical and geochemical) influencing contaminant transport. Emphasis on the impact of these processes on contaminant fate across the multitude of scales in the subsurface. Case studies linking theory and measured/observed transport behavior. Prerequisites: graduate standing.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 672 - ENVIRO FLUID MECH TRANSPORT

Introduction to the basic physical processes which transport pollutants in natural waters (rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries); mathematical formulations of heat and mass advective and diffusive transport; descriptions of molecular diffusion, turbulent diffusion, and dispersion. Use of predictive mathematical models as a basis for water and air quality management. Prerequisites: CE 361 and CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 673 - NUM METH-ENV&WTR RES
Introduction to the mathematical solution of partial differential equations by finite difference and finite element techniques. Development of solution approaches to water quality and hydraulic problems in surface and groundwater systems. Analysis of model sensitivities, calibration and verification. Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing in civil or environmental engineering.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate 

CE 676 - ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS
Introduction to the fundamentals of the fluid dynamics of natural surface waters by analysis of the governing equations of mass, momentum, and heat conservation. Applications include turbulence modeling, finite depth water motions, stratified flow phenomena, and seiche phenomena. Prerequisites: CE 361, CE 362 and CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate

CE 678 - WATER QUALITY MDLG

Introduction to descriptive modeling approaches for analyzing water quality changes in lakes, reservoirs, rivers, and estuaries. Applications include modeling dissolved oxygen, temperature, nutrients, and algal dynamics. Prerequisites: EAS 361, CE 371.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate