Graduate Course List

S: Structural Focus
E: Environmental Focus
I/C: Infrastructure/Construction Focus

CVEN 5300 - Advanced Structural Analysis (S)

Review for methods of statically indeterminate structural analysis including constant deformation, slope deflection and moment distribution; introduction of stiffness and flexibility methods using matrix algebra, theories of arches, cables, cylindrical structures using classical and energy methods. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Other

CVEN 5306-Computer Aided Design (All)

Offered: Other

CVEN 5307 Bridge Design (S, I/C)

The course is a graduate course on the design of bridge structures. It is intended for students who have completed basic indeterminate structural analysis and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures. The topics in this course include history, development and classification of bridges, use of AASHTO LRFD Specification for the design of superstructure and substructure of straight simple and continuous I-girder type bridges, rating of existing bridges and a full design of a bridge project. Prerequisites: CVEN 4380 Concrete Design and CVEN 4390 Steel Design

CVEN 5309 Civil Engineering Fundamentals (All)

A review and preparation for the most recent NCEE Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam specifications is offered in a classroom setting. Exam strategies will be illustrated using examples. The main topics for the review include engineering mathematics, statics, dynamics, fluids, heat transfer and mechanics of materials,hydraulics, transportation, environmental engineering and geotechnical engineering. A discussion of engineering licensure along with ethics will be included. 


CVEN 5311 Advanced Structural Dynamics (S)

Structural dynamics is an upper level engineering course covering fundamental topics on the analysis of single and multiple degree of freedom civil engineering systems under dynamic loading, ground accelerations, and blast loadings. The formulation of the second order ordinary differential equation of motion will be discussed and a variety of mathematical techniques used to solve accelerating inertial systems will be discussed: some topics include Laplace and Fourier transforms, convolution integral, modal and spectral matrices, Rayleigh Ritz method, and the central difference method for numerical analysis. An introduction to spectral analysis and earthquake design will also be discussed, which includes concepts in pseudo acceleration and equivalent lateral design loads for base shear. Although this course focuses on structural engineering applications, the basic principles and techniques learned here can be applied to other types of vibrating systems: aerospace vehicles, satellites, vibrating machinery, etc.

CVEN 5318 - Stress Analysis and Material System (S)

A study of solid mechanics and/or building/hydraulic systems related to the performance of different materials such as soils, metals, timber, masonry, and composites under various loading conditions. Consideration of construction and environmental effects. Topics may include, if applicable, unsymmetrical sections, shear center, curved beams, torsion of noncircular cross sections, strain energy, virtual work, plasticity, fatigue, and introduction to the theory of elasticity. May be repeated for credit. Offered: Spring

CVEN 5320 Engineering Project Management (All)

Principles governing the effective and efficient management of engineering projects including the application of comprehensive planning, scheduling, and cost estimation procedures. Presentation of oral and written design reports.  Offered: Fall

CVEN 5324 Models in Hydro System (E/IC)

Analysis of basin hydrology, steamflow frequency, and water surface profiles, introduction to wave machines and hydrological transport processes including water quality simulation in hydrodynamic systems (oceans, estuaries,lakes/reservoirs, rivers/streams, storm water control facilities). May be repeated for credit when subject matter varies. Offered: Summer

CVEN 5325 Fundamentals of Air Pollution (E)

Pollutant sources, emissions and transport. Air pollution control methods. Particulate collection theory, gaseous pollutant removal theory. Atmospheric sampling and analysis methods. May be repeated for credit when the subject matter varies. Offered: Spring

CVEN 5329 Water Supply and Treatment (E)

An investigation of the chemistry of water treatment processes including the study of treatment process selection and associated design parameters. Offered: Other

CVEN 5331 Biological Wastewater Treatment (E)

Principles of treatment for domestic and industrial wastewaters with emphasis on process kinetics and biological action. Offered: Other

CVEN 5333 - Advanced Pavement Analysis and Design (S, I/C)

This course covers topics on both the classical empirical and current mechanistic rigid and flexible pavement analysis methods which includes the AASHTO 1986/1993 design method and the mechanistic, the Asphalt Institute Method, and PavementME methods for both flexible and rigid pavements, respectively. Other relevant topics include traffic loading, pavement subgrade characterization, pavement evaluation, environmental effects, structural design of rigid and asphalt pavements, pavement rehabilitation and pavement economics. Prerequisite: Must be an undergraduate Senior, or a graduate student

CVEN 5334 Sustainability: Green Engineering (E, I/C)

This course focuses on the engineering concepts and environmental concerns important to sustainability engineering with a 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 materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. Prerequisite: Must be a graduate student in an engineering discipline

CVEN 5338 - Solid Waste Management (E, I/C)

A study of solid waste collection, transfer and disposal systems. Investigation of the reclamation of resources by multiple use, reuse and improvement of existing sources to meet quality requirements. Offered: Other

CVEN 5340 Foundation Engineering (S, I/C)

The practice of geotechnical engineering: subsurface explorations; geotechnical analysis and design of shallow footings, deep foundations, and retaining structures; stability of earth slopes, and soil improvement. Offered: Fall

CVEN 5364 - Transportation Engineering and Traffic Analysis (I/C)

Introduce students to the principles of transportation engineering with a focus on highway engineering and traffic analysis. The course covers fundamental concepts and principles that guide road design, as well as the movement and control of vehicular traffic. Specifically, these include geometric design, traffic flow theory, highway capacity analysis, traffic signal operations and travel demand and forecasting. Prerequisites: Calculus, Statistics, Statics and Dynamics

CVEN 5366 Travel Demand Analysis (I/C)

This course introduces foundations of travel demand analysis, including theory and practices. It describes the statistical concepts used for estimation, provides a complete description of the theoretical and practical bases for disaggregate models, and shows how these models can be used in travel demand forecasting. The class also synthesizes and illustrates state-of-the-art applications of the most significant developments in travel demand modeling. The major topics covered in this class are: fundamentals of transportation systems analysis, theoretical aspects of travel demand, travel behavior, modeling of performance characteristics and costs of transportation modes, development of travel choice models including mode, route and destination choice, and equilibrium. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

CVEN 5370 - Geographic Information System(GIS) Applications in Engineering (E, I/C)

This course aims to help student understand the knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and how GIS can be applied in the fields of engineering. The students in this course are expected to: (1) understand the basic theory of relational database; (2) understand and operate a database through the structured query language (SQL); (3) understand the basic theory of geographic information systems (GIS); and (4) learn how to use ArcGIS. All lectures will be based on a real database, on which students are asked to work on for all homework assignments, as well as exams.

CVEN 5381 Building Design/ Construction (S, I/C)

Advanced topics in Building and/or Construction Systems. Topics may include the treatment of contaminated soils, and the effects of various static, dynamic, hydraulic, and wind loads on structural frames and foundations. Environmental, social, and safety requirements may be taken under consideration. Presentation of oral and written design reports. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Offered: Fall

CVEN 5398 Reinforced Concrete Design (S, I/C)

The design of structural concrete members based upon working stress and strength design methods. Study of standard specifications. Introduction to prestressed concrete. Offered: Fall

CVEN 5399 Structural Steel Design (S, I/C)

The design of buildings and bridge components according to standard specifications. Application of load and resistance factor and allowable stress design methods. Introduction to plastic design of steel structures. Offered: Spring

CVEN 6332 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (I/C)

Investigate practical applications of soil mechanics principals to geotechnical engineering, dewatering techniques, design and analysis of deep foundations and retaining structures. Offered: Summer

CVEN 6333 - Chemical Principles Environmental System (E)

Introduction to aquatic and atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, chemical buffer, metal-ligand chemistry, precipitation and dissolution, redox chemistry and radical chemistry. Offered: Other

CVEN 6334 Sustainability: Life Cycle Analysis (E)

This course focuses on engineering concepts and environmental concerns in environmental and resource life cycle assessment (LCA) as per ISO 14040/14044. It overviews the framework, methods and some tools for LCA on products, processes or infrastructure. Topics include the principles of LCA, investigation of various environmental impacts and indicators and resources for life cycle inventory. the course aims to encourage systems thinking and to facilitate life cycle techniques to students' individual research topics. Prerequisite: Must have graduate standing in an engineering discipline.

CVEN 6345 - Water Quality Modeling/ Monitoring (E, I/C)

Introduction to water quality simulation in natural water systems, e.g., water temperate, dissolved oxygen model in lakes/reservoirs/estuaries, turbulent diffusion and dispersion in one and two dimensional systems, and chemical and biological kinetics in water quality model. Introduction to monitoring of air and water quality parameters in coastal areas, including solids, dissolved oxygen, BOD, COD, salinity, criterion pollutants and selected instrumental analysis. 

CVEN 6387 - Hydraulics of Environmental Systems (E,I/C)

Hydraulic design of municipal utilities including storm water and waste water collections systems, water distribution networks and treatment plant facilities. Offered: Summer