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CEE 195 Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Credits 1-3; Lecture 1-3 hrs; Lab (varies); Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair or Instructor. Special topics in civil and/or environmental engineering at the introductory level.

CEE 204 Statics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Prerequisites: MATH 207; Co-requisites: PHYS 231N. Introduction to engineering problems and their solutions through a study of the statics of particles and rigid bodies.

CEE 240 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 2 hrs; Lab 4 hrs; Semester offered (Spring and Summer). Prerequisites: MATH 212, sophomore standing or higher. To provide the student of general knowledge in CAD (Computer Aided Design/Drafting) and GIS (Geographic Information System) methodologies that are widely used in various civil and environmental engineering fields.

CEE 250 Principles of Environmental Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: CHEM 117, PHYS 231N. Fundamentals of environmental engineering. Introduction to contaminant generation, release and transport in the environment. Engineering analysis of natural systems and introduction to engineered systems control of contaminants.

CEE 295 Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Credits 1-3; Lecture variable hrs; Lab variable; Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair or Instructor. Special topics in civil and/or environmental engineering.

CEE 304 Probability, Statistics, and Risk in CEE; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Junior standing in CEE or departmental approval. CEE infrastructure systems definitions and methodology. CEE economics basics and use. Probability theory and applications. Statistics parameters, functions, variance, regression, and correlation analysis. Professional practice issues of ethics, licensure, procurement of work, and professional interaction.

CEE 305 Civil and Environmental Engineering Computations; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 307U, CS 150. Introduction to selected numerical methods and their specific applications to solving problems in many of the areas of civil and environmental. Further development of computer programming proficiency.

CEE 310 Structures I; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: ME 220. Analysis of statically determinate structures. Influence lines and structural design. Displacement calculations. Introduction to analysis of indeterminate structures.

CEE 320 Civil Engineering Materials; Credits 3; Lecture 2 hrs; Lab 2 hrs; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: ME 220. (CEE 320 is prerequisite to CEE 323 Soil Mechanics and CEE 410 Design Design I) Properties of steel Portland cement concrete, bituminous concrete, aggregates, and timber.

CEE 323 Soil Mechanics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 320; Co-requisites: CEE 335. Fundamental engineering properties of soil and their application to earth structures and foundations. Topics include seepage, compaction, strength, and deformation characteristics of soils.

CEE 330 Hydromechanics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall) Prerequisites: ME 205. Fluid properties, fluid statics and fundamentals of fluid kinematics. Steady, incompressible conservation laws for mass, energy including and energy including real fluid energy losses. Turbulent, incompressible fluid flows in closed conduits and with a free surface. Introduction to transport processes of advection and diffusion at molecular and macroscopic scales.

CEE 335 Soils and Hydraulics Laboratory; Credits 1; Lecture 0 hrs; Lab 2 hrs; Semester offered (Spring) Co-requisites: CEE 323 and CEE 340. Soils and hydraulics tests, including index testing, compaction, permeability, consolidation, shear tests for soils. Pipe flow, open channel flow, surface hydrology, groundwater, and hydraulic structures for hydraulics.

CEE 340 Hydraulics and Water Resources; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: ME 303 or CEE 330. Analysis of closed-conduit flow and open-channel flow. Principles of surface water hydrology and groundwater hydraulics.

CEE 350 Environmental Pollution and Control; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: CHEM 121N-122N, MATH 211, and PHYS 231N. Introduction to the fundamental principles of environmental engineering. Topics in water quality, water and wastewater treatment, air quality, and solid waste and landfills are discussed.

CEE 355W Environmental Engineering Analysis; Credits 3; Lecture 2 hrs; Lab 2 hrs; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: CEE 250. Introduction to laboratory analytical techniques used in environmental engineering analysis. Integrates field and laboratory testing with engineering analysis and design of treatment systems.

CEE 356 Public Health Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 355W or CEE 350 Principles pf public health engineering. Includes the study of contaminant interaction with human populations, pathogen, identification and transmission in the environment and design of on-site wastewater treatment systems.

CEE 367 Cooperative Education; Credits 1-3; Lecture N/A; Lab N/A; Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Approval by the Department and Cooperative Education/Career Development Services in accordance with the policy for granting credit for Cooperative Education programs. Available for pass/fail grading only. Student participation for credit based on the academic performance of the work experience, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the Department and Career Management prior to the semester in which the work experience is to take place. (qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience) May be repeated for credit.

CEE 368 Internship; Credits 1-3; Lecture N/A; Lab N/A; Semester offered (varies). Approval by the Department and Career Management Services. Available for pass/fail grading only. Academic requirements will be established by the Department and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allow students an opportunity to gain short duration career-related experience. (Qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience) May be repeated for credit.

CEE 369 Practicum; Credits 1-3; Lecture N/A; Lab N/A; Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Approval by the Department and Career Management Services. Available for pass/fail grading only. Academic requirements will be established by the Department and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allowed students to gain short duration career-related experience. (Qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience) May be repeated for credit.

CEE 402 Professional Practice of Engineering; Credits 1; Lecture 1 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Senior standing. The course will cover the practice and business aspects of engineering including concepts in management, business public, and leadership. It also covers public and private procurement of work, project management, and execution responsibility responsibility execution responsibility clients, contracting, project finances, professional liability, and public safety.

CEE 403W Civil Engineering Design Project; Credits 3; Lecture 1 hr; Lab 4 hrs; Semester offered (Fall and Spring). Prerequisites: For graduating seniors only. Group design project of civil and environmental engineering systems requiring synthesis, data gathering, preliminary investigation, master planning, conceptual designs, layouts, support studies, cost estimates and report writing. Emphasis will be on alternatives, constraints, economics, use of consultants, schedules, professional ethics and current practice, and written and oral presentations of reports. (Qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience)

CEE 404 Environmental Engineering Design Project; Credits 3; Lecture 1 hrs; Lab 4 hr; Semester offered (Fall and Spring). Prerequisites: For graduating seniors only. Synthesis of environmental engineering fundamentals into integrated systems design. Emphasis on pollution prevention and life cycle design concepts. Student projects, with instructor guidance, leading to design presentation and report (Qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience)

CEE 410 Concrete Design I; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 310 and CEE 320. Fundamental concepts of reinforced concrete analysis and design by ultimate strength and working stress methods.

CEE 411/CEE 511 Concrete Design II; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall and Summer). Prerequisites: CEE 410 or equivalent. Analysis and design of complex concrete structural members, flat and two-way slabs, special topics and introduction to prestressed concrete design.

CEE 414/CEE 514 Masonry Structures Design; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall and Summer). Prerequisites: CEE 310. Masonry materials, reinforced beans and lintels, walls, columns and pilasters, shear walls, and buildings.

CEE 415/CEE 515 Steel Design I; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites:CEE 310. Theory and design of steel structures using elastic and plastic design methods.

CEE 416/CEE 516 Wood Structures Design; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 310. Design of wood structures based on national design specification and load and resistance factor design.

CEE 430/CEE 530 Foundation Engineering;  Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites CEE 323. Substance exploration; site preparation, design of shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures.

CEE 431/CEE 531 Earth Structures Design; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 323. Design of earth and rock dams; stability of manmade slopes, natural slopes, and embankments; seepage and drainage; soil stabilization and compaction.

CEE 432/CEE 532 Introduction to Earthquake Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of the instructor. An overview of earthquake processes and details of the characteristics of destructive ground motion; the effects of such motion on civil engineering structures; reviews of current design practice in mitigating earthquake hazards for various civil engineering structures such as buildings, bridges, dams, lifelines, ports and harbors, etc.

CEE 440/CEE 540 Hydraulic Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: CEE 340. Hydraulic transients; flow control structures; sediment transport; computer analysis of hydraulic systems.

CEE 446/CEE 546 Urban Stormwater Hydrology; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: CEE 340. Storm rainfall hyetographs, runoff calculation procedures, detention basins, use of mathematical models to analyze and design urban storm drainage systems.

CEE 447/CEE 547 Groundwater Hydraulics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 340. Description of well hydraulics in single and multiple well systems. Determination of aquifer parameters from pumping tests. Use of computer models to predict effect on water table of multiple well systems.

CEE 450/CEE 550 Water Distribution and Waste Water Collection System Design; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: CEE 330 or ME 303. Co-requisites: CEE 340. Design of water distribution systems, sanitary sewer systems and appurtenances.

CEE 451 Water and Waste Water Treatment; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 330 or ME 303 and CEE 350. Discussion of water quality constituents and introduction to the design and operation of water and waste water treatment facilities.

CEE 452/CEE 552 Air Quality; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 350 or Junior standing in engineering or permission of the instructor. Study of air quality management standards and regulations and pollutant dynamics. Design and operation of emission control equipment for mobile and stationary sources of air pollution.

CEE 454/CEE 554 Hazardous Waste; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Junior standing in engineering. Study of sources, generation rates, and characteristics of hazardous wastes and their regulation, handling and design of treatment and disposal facilities.

CEE 458/CEE 558 Sustainable Development; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Overview of social, economical, technical environmental aspects of regional, national and international efforts to achieve sustainable development. Discussion of the integration of industrial activity and ecological concerns utilizing principles of zero emissions, pollution prevention and design for the environment.

CEE 459/CEE 559 Biofuels Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester oofered (Spring). Prerequisites: professor's approval. Course will cover the overview of renewable energy sources; fundamentals of biofuels; feedstock and types of biomass (e.g. woody biomass, forest residues, agricultural residues, energy crops); composition of lignocelluloses (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin); biomass conversion technologies; themochemical, supercritical water, and biochemical conversion processes; types of biofuels from biomass; liquid fuels (bioethanol, bio-oil, biocrude, and hydrocarbons); gaseous fuels (synthesis gas, hydrogen, biodiesel), solid fuels (biochar, torrefied biomass); biodiesel from vegetable oils, algae to biofuels; value-added processing of biofuel residues; economic and environmental assessments; policies and future R&D.

CEE 470/CEE 570 Transportation Fundamentals; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall or Spring). Prerequisites: Senior standing. This course surveys the current practice of transportation engineering in the United States. It focuses on various ground transportation modes and covers policy, institutional planning and operational issues. Students are introduced to planning models, capacity analysis, traffic impact analysis, and parking studies.

CEE 471/CEE 571 Transportation I; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: CEE 470/CEE 570. This is the first course in transportation operations and traffic flow theory. Topics include traffic engineering studies, capacity analysis, intersection control, traffic flow models, shockwave analysis, signal warrant analysis, and safety analysis. Course includes applications of modeling and simulation to isolated intersections.

CEE 476/CEE 576 Transportation Operations Applications; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 470. This course deals with operations applications in transportation. It covers theory and practical examples of traffic engineering studies, capacity analysis, intersection control, signal warrant analysis, and safety analysis. Topics discussed also include traffic management, access management, traffic calming, and regional operations management.

CEE 482/CEE 582 Introduction to Coastal Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: CEE 330/ME 303 or permission of the instructor. Classical small amplitude wave theory, wave transformations in shallow water, shoaling, refraction, diffraction, reflection, breaking, Wave induced nearshore currents and sediment transport processes. Alternatives to mitigate coastal erosion processes. Introduction to coastal structures.

CEE 495/CEE 595 Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Credits 1-3; Lecture 1-3 hrs; Lab (varies); Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Permission of the Department Chair or Instructor. Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in civil and environmental engineering.

CEE 646 Contingency Readiness and Facility Management with GIS; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Semester offered (as needed). Fundamentals of GIS-based, spatiotemporal facility management concept with event/response planning and prioritization. Organization and optimization methods of event-specific data flow contingency readiness and decision rubric simulation. Engineering approach to spatial database schema design and control.

CEE 650 Pollution Prevention; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Summer). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Application of engineering methods to the prevention of pollution. Review of the Pollution Prevention Act and related regulations. Study of source reduction methods analysis for manufacturing, materials, and processing changes. Pollution prevention case studies.

CEE 653 Environmental Engineering Law; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of the instructor. Provides an introduction to the American legal system in the context of environmental law. Examines the close interrelationships among science, engineering, technology and the law. Develops perspectives on environmental protection and the law.

CEE 667 Cooperative Education; Credits 1-3; Lecture N/A; Lab N/A; Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Graduate standing; approval by the Department and Cooperative Education/Career Development Services in accordance with the policy for granting credit for Cooperative Education programs. Available for pass/fail grading only. Student participation for credit based on the academic performance of the work experience, criteria, and evaluative procedures as formally determined by the Department and Career Management prior to the semester in which the work experience is to take place. (qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience) May be repeated for credit.

CEE 668 Internship; Credits 1-3; Lecture N/A; Lab N/A; Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Approval by the Department and Career Management Services. Available for pass/fail grading only. Academic requirements will be established by the Department and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allow students an opportunity to gain short duration career-related experience. (Qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience) May be repeated for credit.

CEE 669 Practicum; Credits 1-3; Lecture N/A; Lab N/A; Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Approval by the Department and Career Management Services. Available for pass/fail grading only. Academic requirements will be established by the Department and will vary with the amount of credit desired. Allowed students to gain short duration career-related experience. (Qualifies as a guaranteed practicum experience) May be repeated for credit.

CEE 695 Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Credits 1-3; Lecture 1-3 hrs; Lab (varies); Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Graduate standing; permission of the Department Chair or Instructor. Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in civil and environmental engineering.

CEE 697 Independent Study in Civil Engineering;  Credits 1-3; Lecture 1-3 hrs; Lab (varies); Semester offered (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the instructor. Individual analytical, experimental and/or design study selected by the student. Approved and supervised by the advisor.

CEE 698 Master's Project; Credits 1-3; Lecture (varies); Lab (varies); Semester offered (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the student's academic counselor. Individual project, investigation under the direction of the student's major professor.

CEE 699 Thesis Research;  Credits 1-6; Lecture (varies); Lab (varies); Semester offered (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the student's academic counselor. Individual master's thesis research project, investigation under the direction of the student's major professor.

CEE 700/CEE 800 CEE Experimental Design; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Graduate-level overview of engineering experimental design and analysis with emphasis on statistical methods; practical and proper statistical methods applicable to multidisciplinary, real-world civil and environmental engineering problems.

CEE 710/CEE 810 Structural Dynamics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Free and forced vibration of discrete and continuous systems; elastic and inelastic response of structures under dynamic loads.

CEE 711/CEE 811 Finite Element Analysis; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the instructor. To provide an understanding of the finite element method (FEM) as derived from an integral formulation perspective. To demonstrate the solutions of (1-D and 2-D) continuum mechanics problems such as solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer. (Cross-listed with AE 640 and ME 635)

CEE 712/CEE 812 Advanced Reinforced Concrete; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Ultimate-strength theory, yield line methods, limit design, and other relevant advanced topics in the theory and design of concrete structures.

CEE 713/CEE 813 Prestressed Concrete; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Analysis and design of prestressed concrete members and structures. Shrinkage, creep and losses, shear, bond and anchorages are discussed.

CEE 714/CEE 814 Advanced Structural Analysis; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, Elastic analysis of framed structures using matrix and numerical techniques.

CEE 715/CEE 815 Engineering Optimization I; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the instructor. Formulation and solution for linear programming problems, unconstrained and constrained nonlinear optimization problems. Optimization of structures using finite element method.

CEE 717/CEE 817 Bridge Structure Design; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, prerequisites: CEE 410 and CEE 415/CEE 515 or equivalent. Design of steel, concrete, and composite bridges using modern techniques and current specifications.

CEE 718/CEE 818 Engineering Optimization II; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, prerequisites: CEE 715/ CEE 815 or ME 715/ME 715. Sensitivity analysis of discrete systems; sensitivity analysis of distributed systems; dual methods for constrained optimization; optimization decomposition, multi-level optimization and recent developments in engineering optimization.

CEE 719/CEE 819 Inelastic Structures; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, Inelastic analysis and behavior of framed structures.

CEE 720/CEE 820 Structural Stability; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, Fundamentals of elastic and inelastic stability of beams columns, and frames.

CEE 721/CEE 821 Plates; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, MATH 691 or equivalent. Classical and modern methods for the solution of plates of various shapes and boundary conditions, continuous and axially loaded plates on elastic supports. Design examples.

CEE 722/CEE 822 Cluster Parallel Computing; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Summer). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Detailed numerical step-by-step procedures to exploit parallel and sparse computation under MPI (Message, Passing, Interface) computer environments are explained. Large-scale engineering/science applications are emphasized. Simultaneous linear equations are discussed.

CEE 723/CEE 823 Seismic Design of Steel Structures; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 310 or equivalent. Analysis and design of steel structures under seismic loading conditions, introduction to design specifications for steel structures.

CEE 724/CEE 824 Retrofitting Methods for Bridges and Buildings; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 310 or equivalent. Retrofitting methods for bridges and buildings combined with related advanced structural analysis and design techniques.

CEE 730/CEE 830 Advanced Foundation Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 430/ CEE 530. Advanced analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, drilled shafts, caissons, sheet piles, braced excavations and cofferdams.

CEE 731/CEE 831 Advanced Soil Mechanics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 320 or equivalent. Study of failure theories, shear strength and compaction mechanics of soils for current practice in foundation design. Consolidation settlement analysis with numerical techniques.

CEE 732/CEE 832 Engineering Behavior of Soils; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 320 or equivalent. Detailed study of physiochemical behavior of soils, fabric, rheology, effective stress path, and their applications to various geotechnical engineering problems.

CEE 733/CEE 833 Soil Dynamics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, or permission of the instructor. Study of soil behavior under dynamic loadings. Laboratory and field techniques for determining dynamic soil properties and liquefaction potential. Design examples.

CEE 741/CEE 841 Open-Channel Flow; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 340 or equivalent. Momentum and energy principles, design of open channels, use of mathematical models for flow calculations in rivers, introduction to unsteady open channel flow, uniform flows, gradually varied flows, rapidly varied flows, and channel controls.

CEE 747/CEE 847 Groundwater Flow; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Mathematical formulation of the laws governing groundwater movement and the possible accompanying transport of environmentally hazardous contaminants. Discussion of existing computer models.

CEE 751/CEE 851 Physicochemical Treatment Processes; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 350. Physical and chemical processes used in the treatment of water and wastewater are covered. Separation, isolation, and reaction processes are characterized as well as reactor engineering.

CEE 752/CEE 852 Biological Wastewater Treatment; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 350. The use of microorganisms to treat domestic and industrial wastewaters for organics and nutrient removal are studied. Characteristics of individual wastewater component and the appropriate treatment processes to remove these components are covered.

CEE 753/CEE 853 Advanced Processes;  Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 751, and CEE 752. Theory, operation and application of advanced water and wastewater treatment systems, including land application land application, dissolved solids, organic contaminant and nutrient removal processes. Emphasis on system development for wastewater reclamation/recycling.

CEE 754/CEE 854 Environmental Engineering Microbiology; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 350. A study of the principles and applications of microbiology involved in environmental and water resources engineering. Examination and evaluation of the effects of microorganisms in water and wastewater.

CEE 755/CEE 855 Water Quality Management; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 350 or/and permission of the instructor. Characterization of water quality in natural systems and the human activities that result in contaminant input to these systems are studied. Management practices for minimizing contaminant input and for restoring contaminated waters are discussed.

CEE 756/CEE 856 Water Quality Modeling; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing,  MATH 307U, CEE 340, and CEE 350 or permission of the instructor. Formulation of mathematical equations to describe the fate and transport of aqueous contaminants in dynamic surface water systems. Use of water quality computer models to predict various contamination scenarios.

CEE 761/CEE 861 Water Resources Systems Analysis; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Application of systems analysis and project evaluation techniques to water resource problems including water demand forecasting, reservoir design and operation, groundwater management and water distribution system design.

CEE 762/CEE 862 Aquatic Chemistry in Environmental Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, and CHEM 117. Chemical reactions in natural and engineered systems are studied with emphasis placed on developing kinetic expressions and assessing chemical equilibrium. Kinetic and equilibrium expressions are applied to engineering problems to predict the reaction time and products of specific reactions.

CEE 770/CEE 870 Transportation Safety; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 470/CEE 570 and CEE 471/CEE 571. This course focuses on major transportation safety issues including transportation safety goals, safety of various transportation modes, identification of problematic locations, selection of safety countermeasures and their evaluation, safety data and modeling issues.

CEE 771/CEE 871 Transportation Operations II; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 470/CEE 570,and CEE 471/CEE 571. This is the second course in transportation operations and traffic flow theory. Topics covered include design of progressive signal systems, queuing theory, car following models, and applications of microscopic traffic simulation to corridor studies.

CEE 772/CEE 872 Intelligent Transportation Systems; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 470/CEE 570. This course examines how ITS can be used to enhance mobility and safety. The topics covered in the course include systems engineering approach to ITS traveler response to technologies and information, ITS planning and evaluation, and ITS deployment and operational performance.

CEE 774/CEE 874 Transportation Planing; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 470/CEE 570. This course covers transportation planning processes that include policy direction, transportation data, travel demand forecasting models, and decision-making and stakeholders' issues.

CEE 775/CEE 875 Transportation Network Models and Optimization; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. This course is designed to show the broad applicability of network modeling techniques to the problems of designing and operating various transportation systems. Topics to be covered include fundamentals of graph theory, routing algorithm network flow problems, assignment and matching problems, facility location problems, and relevant optimization techniques.

CEE 776/CEE 876 Simulation Modeling in Transportation Networks; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Principles of simulation modeling. Microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic traffic simulation models. Driver behavior in Networks. Calibration and validation of traffic simulation models. Traffic simulation software.  

CEE 782/CEE 882 Design of Coastal Structures; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 482/CEE 582. Nonlinear wave theories; wave forces on slender piles and seawalls; design of rubblemound structures; design philosophy, initial costs, maintenance costs, optimized design using stochastic methods; design of renourished beaches. Advanced alternative solutions for shore protection.

CEE 787/CEE 887 Dredging and Beach Engineering; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered  (Fall). Prerequisites:  Graduate standing,  undergraduate course in  Fluid Mechanics       (CEE 330, ME 303). Types of dredges, factors affecting dredge performance; hydraulic dredges (cutter, hopper) and mechanical dredges systems (bucket, clamshell, etc.); shoaling rate determination; inlet sand bypassing systems; beach renourishment schemes. Design of beach renourishment/projects.

CEE 788/CEE 888 Coastal Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Process; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, CEE 482/CEE 582. Time averaging wind waves and radiation stresses. Wave setup, longshore currents, rip currents and nearshore circulation. Theoretical models for regular (monochromatic) and irregular waves. Wave energy dissipation models in surf zones. Vertical structure and undertow models. Sediment concentration and transport models for predicting bathymetric change.

CEE 789/CEE 889 Computational Environmental Fluid Dynamics; Credits 3; Lecture 3 hrs; Lab 0 hr; Semester offered (Fall). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, undergraduate fluid mechanics (ME 303, CEE 330). Fluid dynamics conservation laws as transport phenomena. Classical, finite-difference models for advection, diffusion and combined fluid flows. Explicit and implicit schemes to solve unsteady, free-surface fluid flow and diffusion (dispersion) problems in one and multi-dimensions. Turbulence models.

CEE 795/CEE 895 Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Credits 1-3; Lecture 1-3 hrs; Lab (as needed); Semester offered (Fall, Summer, and Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the Departmental Chair. Special topics of interest with emphasis placed on recent developments in civil and/or environmental engineering.

CEE 892 Doctor of Engineering Project; Credits 1-9; Lecture hours vary; Lab hours vary; Semester offered (as needed). Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Directed individual study applying advanced level technical knowledge to identify, formulate, and solve a complex, novel problem in civil and environmental engineering.

CEE 897 Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Credits 1-3; Lecture 1-3 hrs; Lab (varies); Semester offered (Spring). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of instructor. Individual analytical, experimental and/or design study selected by the student. Approved and supervised by the advisor.

CEE 899 Dissertation Research; Credits 1-9; Lecture 1-9 hrs; Lab (as needed); Semester offered (varies). Prerequisites: Graduate standing, permission of the student's academic counselor.

CEE 999 Civil Engineering 999; 1 credit. A one-hour pass/fail registration required of all graduate students to maintain active status during the final semester prior to graduation if they are not enrolled in course work and have not completed all academic requirements for the degree. After successfully passing the candidacy examination, all doctoral students are required to be registered for at least one graduate credit each term until the degree is completed.