The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the CE Subject

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Courses

Civil Engineering (CE)

211 Statics 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 182 or concurrent enrollment; PHYSICS 201 or concurrent enrollment, or PHYSICS 205 or concurrent enrollment. Engineering mechanics concepts; force systems; static equilibrium; centroids, centers of gravity; shear and moment diagrams; friction; moments of inertia. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

215 Mechanics of Materials 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 211 with a C or better. Concepts of stress, strain, and their relationships; axial loads, torsion and bending; combined stress; properties of materials; columns, repeated loadings. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

302 Introduction to Surveying 2 (1-3) Course Prerequisite: MATH 171; certified Civil Engineering or Construction Management major. Surveying data collection, analysis and application; measuring distances and angles using total stations and global positioning systems; analysis of errors in measurements.

303 Civil Engineering Computer Applications 2 (1-3) Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Civil Engineering.  Advanced civil engineering computer applications including Geographical Information Systems, Revit, and Excel.

315 Fluid Mechanics 3 Course Prerequisite: ME 212; certified major in Civil Engineering. Fluid statics, laminar and turbulent flow, similitude, pipe flow, boundary layer, lift and drag and measurement techniques.

317 [M] Geotechnical Engineering I 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: CE 215 with a C or better; CE 315 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Structure, index properties, and classification of soils; compaction; effective stress; seepage; consolidation and shear strength.

320 Construction Materials 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CE 211 with a C or better; CE 215 with a C or better; COM 400 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Introduction to construction materials and their behaviors; characteristics of the primary materials used in civil engineering; steel, aluminum, Portland cement, admixtures, aggregates, Portland cement concrete, masonry, and wood; laboratory tests to evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of commonly used construction materials.

322 Transportation Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Road-vehicle interaction, geometric design, traffic flow and queuing theory, highway capacity and level of service, and introduction to pavement design and materials. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

322 (Effective through Summer 2017) Transportation Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; CE 302 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Road-vehicle interaction, geometric design, traffic flow and queuing theory, highway capacity and level of service, and introduction to pavement design and materials.

330 Introduction to Structural Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 215 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Introduction to structural analysis and design; structural modeling; design philosophies; deflections; indeterminate analysis by the Force Method.

341 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 105; certified major in Civil Engineering. Impact of pollutants on the environment; pollution sources and sinks; engineering aspects of air and water quality; introduction to pollution control.

341 (Effective through Spring 2017) Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 105. Impact of pollutants on the environment; pollution sources and sinks; engineering aspects of air and water quality; introduction to pollution control.

351 Water Resources Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 315 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Application of fluid mechanics to hydraulic infrastructure, principles of open channel flow, and introduction to surface and ground water hydrology. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

400 Highway Materials Engineering 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; ME 220; senior standing; certified major in Civil Engineering. Basic properties and mix designs of aggregates, asphalt, concrete and recycled materials; quality assurance, quality control. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

400 (Effective through Summer 2017) Highway Materials Engineering 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; senior standing; certified major in Civil Engineering. Basic properties and mix designs of aggregates, asphalt, concrete and recycled materials; quality assurance, quality control.

401 Climate Change Science and Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 105; MATH 172; PHYSICS 201; certified in any major. Engineering solutions for climate change problems; basic science of climate change, engineering for mitigation and adaptation, and climate change policy. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

401 (Effective through Summer 2017) Climate Change Science and Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 105; MATH 172; PHYSICS 201. Engineering solutions for climate change problems; basic science of climate change, engineering for mitigation and adaptation, and climate change policy.

402 Applied Meteorology 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or 182; PHYSICS 201; certified in any major. Atmospheric physical behavior across spatial scales linking concepts of meteorological phenomena to engineering design principles. Credit not granted for both CE 402 and CE 502. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

402 (Effective through Summer 2017) Applied Meteorology 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 172 or 182; PHYSICS 201. Atmospheric physical behavior across spatial scales linking concepts of meteorological phenomena to engineering design principles. Credit not granted for both CE 402 and CE 502. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

403 Air Quality Management 3 Air pollution from the perspective of an environmental manager; regulatory framework, management strategies, monitoring, modeling tools, and control technologies. Credit not granted for both CE 403 and CE 503. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

405 Sustainability: Green Engineering 3 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing; certified major in Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engr, Electrical Engr, Bioengineering, Chemical Engr, Mechanical Engr, Computer Science, Materials Science Engr, or Computer Engr. Focus on the LEED green building rating system with topics on sustainable site selection, alternative transportation, heat island effect, light pollution, water and energy efficiency/use, regional and global climate/air issues, use/reuse of many material and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Credit not granted for both CE 405 and CE 505. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

414 Structural Design Laboratory 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment, or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Understanding of load, load path determination techniques, performance of various materials, and the interface between material design standards and building codes. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

414 (Effective through Summer 2017) Structural Design Laboratory 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CE 330; STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment, or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Senior lab requiring integration of previous course work into the execution of design projects and the assessment of experimental test data; design codes and standards, load determination, load path, influence lines; applications in concrete, masonry, steel, and wood.

415 Environmental Measurements 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CE 341; STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Theory and laboratory measurement techniques used in analyzing environmental quality parameters. Credit not granted for both CE 415 and CE 515. Required preparation must include CE 341. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

416 Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CE 315; STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Experiments related to fluid flow principles and their application to hydraulic engineering. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

416 (Effective through Summer 2017) Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CE 315; STAT 360 or concurrent enrollment or STAT 370 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Experiments related to fluid flow principles and their application to hydraulic engineering.

418 Hazardous Waste Engineering V 3-4 Course Prerequisite: CE 341 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Hazardous waste properties, chemodynamics, and health effects; introduction to risk assessment and hazardous waste remediation. Credit not granted for both CE 418 and CE 518. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

419 Hazardous Waste Treatment 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 418 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Principles of operation and application of processes in design of technologies used in hazardous waste treatment and remediation. Credit not granted for both CE 419 and CE 519. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

425 Soil and Site Improvement 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 317 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Compaction theory and methods; deep densification of soils; advanced consolidation theory, preloading, vertical drains, chemical stabilization, grouting; design with geosynthetics. Credit not granted for both CE 425 and CE 525. Required preparation must include CE 317. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

430 Analysis of Indeterminate Structures 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; MATH 220; E E 221; certified major in Civil Engineering. Stiffness methods for the analysis of trusses, beams, and frames; matrix models; and computer applications. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

430 (Effective through Summer 2017) Analysis of Indeterminate Structures 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; MATH 220; E E 221; certified major in Civil Engineering. Stiffness methods for the analysis of trusses, beams, and frames; matrix models; and computer applications.

431 Structural Steel Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; CE 414; certified major in Civil Engineering. Design of steel structures by load and resistance factor design (LRFD); behavior and design of beams, columns, tension members and connections. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

431 (Effective through Summer 2017) Structural Steel Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; CE 414 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Design of steel structures by load and resistance factor design (LRFD); behavior and design of beams, columns, tension members and connections. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

433 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; CE 414; certified major in Civil Engineering. Behavior, analysis, and design of reinforced concrete structures; flexure; shear; bond; serviceability requirements; design of beams, columns, and slabs. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

433 (Effective through Spring 2017) Reinforced Concrete Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; CE 414 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Behavior, analysis, and design of reinforced concrete structures; flexure; shear; bond; serviceability requirements; design of beams, columns, and slabs.

434 Prestressed Concrete and Reinforced Masonry Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 433 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Behavior, analysis, and design of pretensioned and post-tensioned prestressed concrete structures; behavior and design of reinforced masonry structures. Credit not granted for both CE 434 and CE 534. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

435 Foundations 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 317 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Site investigation; bearing capacity, settlement and design of shallow foundations, piles and piers; design of retaining walls. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

435 (Effective through Summer 2017) Foundations 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 317 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Site investigation; bearing capacity, settlement and design of shallow foundations, piles and piers; design of retaining walls.

436 Design of Timber Structures 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; CE 414; certified major in Civil Engineering. Engineering properties of wood materials; analysis and design of members, connections, trusses, shearwalls and structural diaphragms; durability and moisture effects on engineered wood products. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

436 (Effective through Summer 2017) Design of Timber Structures 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330 with a C or better; CE 414 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Engineering properties of wood materials; analysis and design of members, connections, trusses, shearwalls and structural diaphragms; durability and moisture effects on engineered wood products. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

437 Structural Composites Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 330. Behavior, analysis and design of fiber-reinforced plastic composite structures; micro, ply and laminate mechanics; reinforcement of concrete and wood.

442 Water and Wastewater Treatment Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 341 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering or Environmental Science. Water and wastewater treatment processes and design. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

442 (Effective through Summer 2017) Water and Wastewater Treatment Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 341 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering or Environmental Science. Water and wastewater treatment processes and design.

450 Water Resource Engineering Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 351 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Design and implementation of engineered hydraulic and hydrologic systems; site assessment; distribution networks; remediation systems; sustainable use; restoration; project based. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

450 (Effective through Summer 2017) Water Resource Engineering Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 351 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Hydraulic design and planning of facilities associated with gravity controlled and pressurized flow. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

451 Open Channel Flow 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 351 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Steady, non-uniform flow; controls and transitions in fixed-bed channels. Credit not granted for both CE 451 and CE 551. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

456 Sustainable Development in Water Resources 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 351 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Sources of freshwater in Pacific Northwest; water demands; climate change impacts on water availability; approaches for developing sustainable water yield.

460 Engineering Hydrology 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 351 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Components of the hydrologic cycle; conceptual models; watershed characteristics; probability/statistics in data analysis; hydrographs; computer models; design applications. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

460 (Effective through Summer 2017) Advanced Hydrology 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 351 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Components of the hydrologic cycle; conceptual models; watershed characteristics; probability/statistics in data analysis; hydrographs; computer models; and design applications. Credit not granted for both CE 460 and CE 560. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

463 Engineering Administration 3 Engineering economy; annual cost, present worth, rate of return, and benefit-cost ratio in engineering decision making; basic contract law.

465 [CAPS] [M] Integrated Civil Engineering Design 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CE 303; certified major in Civil Engineering; senior standing. Civil engineering applications to planning and design; problem synthesis, data analysis, decision making and reporting; design of complete projects that include local and world-wide problems through interdisciplinary teams.

465 (Effective through Summer 2017) [CAPS] [M] Integrated Civil Engineering Design 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Civil Engineering; senior standing. Civil engineering applications to planning and design; problem synthesis, data analysis, decision making and reporting; design of complete projects that include local and world-wide problems through interdisciplinary teams.

466 Fundamentals of Engineering Examination Review 1 Course Prerequisite: Senior standing; certified major in Civil Engr, Electrical Engr, Bioengineering, Chemical Engr, Mechanical Engr, Computer Science, Materials Science Engr, or Computer Engr. Review of topics to prepare for the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. S, F grading.

472 Durable and Sustainable Pavements and Bridges 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 215 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Introduction to durability and sustainability concepts and practices related to pavements and bridges; deterioration mechanisms of Portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete; holistic perspectives for infrastructure management; effective materials and techniques for pavement and bridge preservation. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

472 (Effective through Summer 2017) Durable and Sustainable Pavements and Bridges 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 215 with a C or better; certified major in Civil Engineering. Introduction to durability and sustainability concepts and practices related to pavements and bridges; deterioration mechanisms of Portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete; holistic perspectives for infrastructure management; effective materials and techniques for pavement and bridge preservation.

473 Pavement Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 317; ECONS 101 or 102; CE 322 or concurrent enrollment; certified major in Civil Engineering. Pavement performance evaluation, material characterization, traffic analysis, pavement structural response analysis, transfer function application, and pavement design procedures for both flexible and rigid pavements. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

473 (Effective through Summer 2017) Pavement Design 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 317; ECONS 101 or ECONS 102; CE 322 or concurrent enrollment. Pavement performance evaluation, material characterization, traffic analysis, pavement structural response analysis, transfer function application, and pavement design procedures for both flexible and rigid pavements.

475 Groundwater 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CE 317 or GEOLOGY 315; MATH 140 or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 172 or 182 or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to groundwater occurrence, movement, quality, and resource management, emphasizing physical and biogeochemical principles. Field trip required. (Crosslisted course offered as GEOLOGY 475, CE 475). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

475 (Effective through Summer 2017) Groundwater 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CE 317 or GEOLOGY 315; MATH 140 or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 172 or 182 or concurrent enrollment. Introduction to groundwater occurrence, movement, quality, and resource management, emphasizing physical and biogeochemical principles. Field trip required. (Crosslisted course offered as GEOLOGY 475, CE 475).

476 Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 317; certified major in Civil Engineering. Engineering concept and information needed to maintain, evaluate, repair and rehabilitate pavements and design of flexible and rigid overlays. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

476 (Effective through Summer 2017) Pavement Evaluation and Rehabilitation 3 Course Prerequisite: CE 317. Engineering concept and information needed to maintain, evaluate, repair and rehabilitate pavements and design of flexible and rigid overlays.

480 [M] Ethics and Professionalism 1 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Civil Engineering; senior standing. Professional aspects of civil engineering.

488 Professional Practice Coop/Internship I V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Practicum for students admitted to the VCEA Professional Practice and Experiential Learning Program; integration of coursework with on-the-job professional experience. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGR 488, BIO ENG 488, CHE 488, CE 488, CPT S 488, E E 488, ME 488, MSE 488, SDC 488). S, F grading.

495 Engineering Experience V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Course Prerequisite: By interview only. Leadership, service, or professional experience commensurate with departmental requirements. S, F grading.

498 Special Topics in Civil Engineering V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering. Contemporary topics in civil engineering.

498 (Effective through Summer 2017) Special Topics in Civil Engineering V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Contemporary topics in civil engineering.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

501 Advanced Topics in Transportation Engineering V 2-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Special topics course in transportation engineering. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

502 Applied Meteorology 3 Atmospheric physical behavior across spatial scales linking concepts of meteorological phenomena to engineering design principles. Credit not granted for both CE 402 and CE 502. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

502 (Effective through Summer 2017) Applied Meteorology 3 Atmospheric physical behavior across spatial scales linking concepts of meteorological phenomena to engineering design principles. Credit not granted for both CE 402 and CE 502. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

503 Air Quality Management 3 Air pollution from the perspective of an environmental manager; regulatory framework, management strategies, monitoring, modeling tools, and control technologies. Credit not granted for both CE 403 and CE 503. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

504 Sustainability Engineering I 3 Green building and sustainable development topics including low impact development (LID) stormwater design and environmental life cycle assessment (LCA). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

505 Sustainability: Green Engineering 3 Focus on the LEED green building rating system with topics on sustainable site selection, alternative transportation, heat island effect, light pollution, water and energy efficiency/use, regional and global climate/air issues, use/reuse of many material and resources, and indoor environmental quality. Credit not granted for both CE 405 and CE 505. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

506 Theory and Measurement of Turbulent Fluxes 3 Fundamental concepts of turbulence and turbulent fluxes in the atmospheric surface later, the statistical description of turbulence and turbulent fluxes, eddy covariance systems, and post-filed processing of flux data. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

506 (Effective through Summer 2017) Theory and Measurement of Turbulent Fluxes 3 Fundamental concepts of turbulence and turbulent fluxes in the atmospheric surface later, the statistical description of turbulence and turbulent fluxes, eddy covariance systems, and post-filed processing of flux data.

507 Sustainability: Life Cycle Assessment 3 Principles of life cycle assessment (LCA), environmental impacts categories, LCA system models, and methods for life cycle inventory. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

508 Concrete Durability 3 Introduction to concrete durability, serviceability, and life cycle assessment; physical and chemical mechanisms of concrete degradation; corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete; materials selection, specification, proportioning, and construction for durable concrete; testing and appraisal for durable concrete; and repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

508 (Effective through Summer 2017) Concrete Durability 3 Introduction to concrete durability, serviceability, and life cycle assessment; physical and chemical mechanisms of concrete degradation; corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete; materials selection, specification, proportioning, and construction for durable concrete; testing and appraisal for durable concrete; and repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures.

509 Numerical Modeling of Geomaterials 3 Modeling of the response of geomaterials to changes in imposed stresses or strains under both static and dynamic conditions. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

510 Advanced Geomaterial Characterization 3 Advanced mechanics of geomaterials; compressibility, concept of stress and strain; shear strength, stress/strain and time-dependent behavior; dynamic properties. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

511 Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering V 2-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Soil dynamics, theoretical soil mechanics, numerical methods in soil mechanics, and geohydrology, engineering geology, cold regions geoengineering. Required preparation must include CE 317. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

512 Dynamics of Structures 3 Equations of motion, free vibration, damping mechanisms, harmonic, impulse, and seismic loading; shock and seismic response spectra, time and frequency domain analysis, modal analysis, structural dynamics in building codes. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

514 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 3 Elastic stress-strain relations, shear center, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, elastic stability, elastically supported beams, energy methods, thin plates, shells. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

515 Environmental Measurements 3 (1-6) Theory and laboratory measurement techniques used in analyzing environmental quality parameters. Credit not granted for both CE 415 and CE 515. Required preparation must include CE 341. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

517 Mechanics of Sediment Transport 3 Cohesive and non-cohesive sediments; initiation of sediment motion; sediment transport; suspended and bed load entrainment; models of sediment transport for alluvial and gravel bed streams, sediment-flow interaction; river morphology and ecological restoration. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

518 Hazardous Waste Engineering V 3-4 Hazardous waste properties, chemodynamics, and health effects; introduction to risk assessment and hazardous waste remediation. Credit not granted for both CE 418 and CE 518. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

519 Hazardous Waste Treatment 3 Principles of operation and application of processes in design of technologies used in hazardous waste treatment and remediation. Credit not granted for both CE 419 and CE 519. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

524 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 3 Faulting and seismicity; site response analysis; probabilistic seismic hazard assessment; influence of soil on ground shaking; response spectra; soil liquefaction; seismic earth pressures; seismic slope stability; earthquake resistant design. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

525 Soil and Site Improvement 3 Compaction theory and methods; deep densification of soils; advanced consolidation theory, preloading, vertical drains, chemical stabilization, grouting; design with geosynthetics. Credit not granted for both CE 425 and CE 525. Required preparation must include CE 317. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

527 Engineering Properties of Soils 3 Physical properties, compressibility and consolidation, shear strength, compaction, saturated and unsaturated soils, laboratory and field methods of measurement, relations of physical and engineering properties, introduction to critical-state soil mechanics. Required preparation must include CE 317. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

530 Advanced Design of Steel Structures 3 Plate girder design; local and global buckling; plastic collapse analysis; shear and Moment-resisting connections; eccentrically-loaded connections. Required preparation must include CE 431. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

531 Probability and Statistical Models in Engineering 3 Engineering applications of probability and statistics; Monte Carlo simulation; model estimation and testing; probabilistic characterizations of loads and material properties; risk and reliability analyses. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

532 Finite Elements 3 Theory of finite elements; applications to general engineering systems considered as assemblages of discrete elements. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 532, ME 532). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

533 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3 Composite design; slab design; limit state design; footings; retaining walls; deep beams; brackets and corbels; torsion; seismic design; shear walls. Required preparation must include CE 433. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

534 Prestressed Concrete and Reinforced Masonry Design 3 Behavior, analysis, and design of pretensioned and post-tensioned prestressed concrete structures; behavior and design of reinforced masonry structures. Credit not granted for both CE 434 and CE 534. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

535 Advanced Finite Elements 3 Plate and shell analysis; nonlinear solution methods for finite strain/rotation and nonlinear materials. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

536 Nondestructive Testing of Structural Materials 3 Principles of nondestructive testing applied to wood-based materials, steel, concrete, and masonry. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

537 Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Elastic stability, plates and shells, other relevant topics. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

538 Earthquake Engineering 3 Seismology, size of earthquakes, seismic ground motion, seismic risk, behavior of structures subjected to earthquake loading seismic response spectra, seismic design codes, lateral force-resisting systems, detailing for inelastic seismic response. Recommended preparation: CE 512. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

539 Advanced Design of Timber Structures 3 Engineering properties of wood materials; theory and design of wood composites, connections and load-sharing systems; performance criteria and durability. Required preparation must include CE 436. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

540 Instrumental Analysis of Environmental Contaminants 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: CE 515. Theory and methods of analysis of water and water suspensions for contaminants using electrometric, spectrophotometric, and chromatographic techniques. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

541 Physicochemical Water and Wastewater Treatment 3 Principles of physical and chemical operations used in water and wastewater treatment, including chemical reactor theory, sedimentation, filtration, precipitation, mass transfer, coagulation/flocculation, disinfection, adsorption and ion exchange. Recommended preparation: CE 442. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

542 Biochemical Wastewater Treatment 3 Principles of biochemical operations used in wastewater treatment including biochemical energetics, kinetics, activated sludge and fixed film reactors, nutrient removal, and sludge handling and treatment. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

543 Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering Practice V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Analysis and evaluation of air/water/soil pollution problems, new measurement methods, hazardous waste treatment, global climate change, and water/wastewater treatments. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

550 Hydroclimatology 3 Water and energy budgets as they relate to climate, dynamics; and remote sensing, statistical, and modeling techniques for hydroclimatology. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

550 (Effective through Summer 2017) Hydroclimatology 3 Water and energy budgets as they relate to climate, dynamics; and remote sensing, statistical, and modeling techniques for hydroclimatology.

551 Open Channel Flow 3 Steady, non-uniform flow; controls and transitions in fixed-bed channels. Credit not granted for both CE 451 and CE 551. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

552 Advanced Topics in Hydraulic Engineering V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Cavitation, air entrainment, hydraulic machinery, similitude, mixing in rivers and estuaries, hydraulic design. Required preparation must include CE 351. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

555 Natural Treatment Systems 3 Principles and design procedures of natural systems for wastewater treatment for agricultural and non-agricultural applications. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 555, BSYSE 555). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

560 Advanced Hydrology 3 Principles of the hydrologic cycle including precipitation, lower atmosphere, evaporation, fluid mechanics of free surface flow, overland flow, flow routing, infiltration, baseflow. Recommended preparation: Introductory hydrology and differential equations. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

560 (Effective through Summer 2017) Advanced Hydrology 3 Components of the hydrologic cycle; conceptual models; watershed characteristics; probability/statistics in data analysis; hydrographs; computer models; and design applications. Credit not granted for both CE 460 and CE 560. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

562 Advanced Subsurface Flow and Transport 3 Analysis of the dynamics of subsurface fluid flow in porous media that give rise to contaminant transport behaviors at multiple scales; emphasis on developing a qualitative knowledge of the features that cause deviations from idealized transport behaviors and the mathematical tools required to model transport in natural, heterogeneous aquifers for both passive and reactive solutes. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

562 (Effective through Summer 2017) Advanced Subsurface Flow and Transport 3 Analysis of the dynamics of subsurface fluid flow in porous media that give rise to contaminant transport behaviors at multiple scales; emphasis on developing a qualitative knowledge of the features that cause deviations from idealized transport behaviors and the mathematical tools required to model transport in natural, heterogeneous aquifers for both passive and reactive solutes.

564 Numerical Methods 3 Numerically assisted solution of linear and nonlinear systems of equations with an emphasis on environmental applications. Eulerian and Lagrangian solutions of systems of steady-state and transient partial differential equations including various flow, transport, and geochemical problems; fundamentals of parallel solution techniques. Recommended preparation: fluid mechanics, differential equations, and basic knowledge of computer programming. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

567 Properties of Highway Pavement Materials 3 Physical and mechanical properties of asphalt and Portland cement concrete materials; design of asphalt concrete mixes; introduction to viscoelastic theory; characterization methods, emphasizing fatigue, rutting, and thermal cracking; modification and upgrading techniques. Three 1-hr lect a wk and variable number of lab hrs for demonstration. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

572 Advanced Pavement Design and Analysis 3 Design of new and rehabilitated asphalt and Portland Cement concrete pavements; mechanistic-empirical design procedures, performance models; deflection-based structural analysis, overlay design, environmental effect; long-term pavement performance (LTPP), and introduction to research topics in pavement engineering. Required preparation must include CE 473. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

580 Graduate Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Lectures and reports on current developments in research and practice.

583 Aquatic Chemistry 3 Chemical principles as applied to natural environmental system, water supply and pollution and control engineering. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 583, BSYSE 560). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

584 Environmental Microbiology 3 Provides a fundamental understanding of microbiology to engineering and environmental science students; cell structure and metabolism; microbial ecology and diversity. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

585 Aquatic System Restoration 3 Study of natural, damaged and constructed ecosystems with emphasis on water quality protection and restoration of lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 585, BSYSE 554, ENVR SCI 585). Required preparation must include CHEM 345; MBIOS 101. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

586 Bioremediation of Hazardous Waste 3 Applications of bioremediations to in situ subsurface treatment of hazardous waste; subsurface microbial degradation as related to microbial ecology. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

588 Atmospheric Turbulence and Air Pollution Modeling 3 Physical aspects of atmospheric turbulence, theoretical developments in atmospheric diffusion, and applied computer modeling with regulatory and research models. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

589 Atmospheric Chemical and Physical Processes 3 Processes of removal of pollutants from the atmosphere; radical chain reactions, particle formation, model calculations. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

590 Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer of the Atmosphere 3 Concepts of radiative transfer and molecular spectra in the troposphere and stratosphere with applications to trace gas measurements. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

591 Aerosol Dynamics and Chemistry 3 Chemical and physical properties of atmospheric aerosols; sources, sinks, and transformation processes. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

593 Polymer Materials and Engineering 3 Preparation and structure-property relationship of polymer materials with emphasis on fracture mechanics and toughening. (Crosslisted course offered as MSE 543, CE 593). Required preparation must include MSE 402. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

594 Natural Fibers 3 Structural aspects and properties of natural fibers including anatomy, ultrastructure, and chemistry. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 594, MSE 544). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

595 Polymer and Composite Processing 3 Polymer and composite processing from fundamental principles to practical applications. (Crosslisted course offered as MSE 545, CE 595). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

596 Engineered Wood Composites 3 Theory and practice of wood composite materials, manufacture and development. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 596, MSE 546). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

597 Polymers and Surfaces for Adhesion 3 Physical chemistry of polymers and surfaces needed to understand interface morphology, adhesion mechanisms and bond performance. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 597, MSE 547). Required preparation must include MSE 402 or 404. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

598 Natural Fiber Polymer Composites 3 Fundamentals, development and application of composite materials produced from polymers reinforced with natural fibers and wood as major components. (Crosslisted course offered as CE 598, MSE 548). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Civil Engineering or Engineering Science PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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