Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

The goals of the programs in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Management are designed to give students state-of-the-art knowledge for professional career and life-long development skills needed in the fields of civil engineering and construction management while meeting all the requirements to earn a Master of Science in Applied Engineering degree. The department engages in the best practices of teaching, scholarship, and service to ensure that graduates serve as ethical and highly qualified leaders of civil engineering and construction management. Students will find open doors to a dedicated and diverse faculty who are well-educated yet grounded in the practical aspects of “real world” civil engineering design and construction. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org and the Bachelor of Science in Construction program is accredited by the American Council on Construction Education (ACCE), http://acce-hq.org.

Civil Engineering and Construction Management Degrees

CENG   5133G   Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers water supply and wastewater collection systems. Topics include basic hydraulics, major and minor head losses, pipes in series and parallel, water distribution network analysis, design of water supply distribution systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, and storm sewer collection systems. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3132.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5133.

CENG   5137G   Open Channels and Pumps

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course covers the application of principles of fluid mechanics to flow in open channels and pumps. Topics include uniform flow, flow resistance, gradually varied flow, flow transitions for open channels, pump classification, system hydraulics, pump curves and duty points, and water and wastewater pumping stations. The course additionally addresses open channel design, and pump station design. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   2131 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5137.

CENG   5139G   Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

The course covers advanced water and wastewater treatment processes necessary for designing and managing modern drinking water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics include ion exchange, ozonation, adsorption, membrane, Biological Nutrients Removal (BNR), Membrane Biological Reactor (MBR), disinfection, sludge treatment and disposal, wastewater reclamation and reuse, and effluent disposal. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3132 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5139.

CENG   5231G   Pavement Analysis and Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides an introduction to different approaches to pavement analysis and design, including flexible and rigid pavement design, preservation, rehabilitation, and management. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3232 and CENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5231.

CENG   5232G   Foundation Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course provides an introduction to foundation design methods, including shallow foundations, slope stability analysis, pile foundations, and retaining walls. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3232 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5232.

CENG   5234G   Asphalt Mix Design

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course is an introduction to contemporary materials and engineering properties of asphalt binders, modified binders, and asphalt mixtures including: modern binder and mixture specifications, mix design systems and test methods. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3233 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5234.

CENG   5331G   Advanced Structural Analysis

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course covers the analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Classical methods, such as the slope-deflection and moment distribution techniques are presented. The course additionally covers the matrix-based stiffness method of analysis for indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3331 and MATH   2331 and ENGR   1731 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5331.

CENG   5332G   Prestressed Concrete Design

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course introduces students to the design of common prestressed concrete elements. It presents historical developments, the properties of constituent materials, prestress losses, and the design of prestressed structural members to support flexural and shear loadings. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   3333 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5332.

CENG   5336G   Introduction to Finite Elements

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course provides an introduction to the Finite Element Method, focusing on common elements and problems encountered in civil engineering practice. The course illustrates useful concepts and procedures associated with linearly behaving static structures, modeled by using truss, beam, frame, plane and plate elements. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CENG   5331 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): CENG   5336.

TCM   5330G   Green Building and Sustainable Construction

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is a study of advanced topics in green construction beginning with the philosophy behind sustainability related technology and its implementation. The course provides a thorough expansion on LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) core concepts including construction and design for sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design. The course also examines sustainable construction methodologies and their associated environmental impacts. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   1131 and TCM   2234 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5330.

TCM   5431G   Construction Cost Estimating

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   1 Lab Hour.

This course includes methods and procedures for estimating costs of construction projects. Topics include types and purposes of estimates, direct and indirect costs, labor and equipment cost analysis, the CSI Masterformat, approximate estimates, and computerized estimating methods. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in TCM   3330 and TCM   3331 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5431.

TCM   5433G   Project Planning and Scheduling

3 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   2 Lab Hours.

This course covers the fundamentals and techniques of planning and scheduling for construction projects. Topics include bar charts, Critical Path Method using both arrow and node networks, precedence networks, cost-time trade-offs, PERT, resource leveling, updating schedules during construction, project control, earned value method, lean construction principles and practices, and computerized scheduling techniques. Graduate students will be required to complete individual advanced level research in an area beyond the scope of the undergraduate requirements that demonstrates a higher level of mastery in the subject matter with additional required deliverables representative of graduate level work, as determined by the instructor.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in STAT   2231 and TCM   1231 or permission of instructor.

Cross Listing(s): TCM   5433.