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  • Civil and Coastal Engineering
    Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
    CCE 4015 Civil Engineering Estimating
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCE 4204 and 3EG classification.
    Design of systems for estimating and cost control of man-machine productivity for civil engineering projects. Analysis of cost factors required for optimization of engineering-investment efficiency.
    CCE 4204 Construction Equipment, Methods and Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing, or instructor permission; Coreq: CGN 4101.
    Theory and practice of construction operations, equipment utilization and construction methods. Analysis of costs. Optimizing crew and equipment. Heavy equipment costs. New emphasis on planning and executing a construction project.
    CCE 4811 Construction Engineering Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CCE 4204, CGN 4102 and CES 4034.
    Simulation of comprehensive construction project involving all phases of planning, scheduling and control from start to finish, which involves making major decisions. Oral presentation at the end of course.
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    CEG 4011 Soil Mechanics
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EGM 3520.
    Physical properties of soils, compaction, flow of water through soil, distribution of stress within soil and consolidation. Laboratory.
    CEG 4012 Geotechnical Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CEG 4011.
    Subsurface exploration settlements analysis, slope stability, earth pressure and an introduction to foundation design.
    CEG 4104 Retaining Wall and Embankment Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CEG 4012.
    The application of soil mechanics to the design and analysis of various types of retaining structures and earthen embankments.
    CEG 4111 Foundation Engineering Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CEG 4012.
    Comprehensive design of geotechnical system, focusing on design of complete project and utilizing CAD programs. Designs, drawings and oral presentations through group effort.
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    CES 3102 Mechanics of Engineering Structures
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EGM 3520.
    Introduces structural load, equilibrium, shear and bending moment diagrams, structural analysis software, classical methods for displacement determination, method of consistent deformations, slope deflection method, moment distribution method.
    CES 4141 Matrix Structural Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CES 3102 and CGN 3421; EG classification or instructor permission.
    Determining structural loads, solving matrix equations, direct stiffness method, formulation of element matrices, transformations, modeling realistic frame and truss systems, introduces the finite element method, determining convergence, interpretation of results, model validation.
    CES 4605 Analysis and Design in Steel
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CES 3102 and CGN 3501; EG classification.
    Elastic and plastic theories of design, design of members subjected to tension, compression, flexure and torsion. Design of connections and rigid frames.
    CES 4608 Advanced Steel Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CES 4605 and EG classification.
    Advanced topics in the design of steel structural building systems, advanced column and beam design, base plate design, moment amplification, second-order analysis, bracing considerations, beam-columns, interaction equations, connection design, composite design, plate girders.
    CES 4702 Analysis and Design in Reinforced Concrete
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CES 3012 and CGN 3501C; EG classification.
    Ultimate strength analysis and design of reinforced beams and columns, working stress design for flexure, design of footings and retaining walls.
    CES 4704 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CES 4702 and EG classification.
    Advanced topics in the design of concrete building systems. Long columns and frames, floor and roof systems, including two-way slabs, continuous beams, spandrel beams, torsion, foundations, introduces pre-stressed concrete.
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    CGN 2002 Introduction to Civil Engineering
    Credits: 1.
    Introduces beginning students to the broad field of civil engineering.
    CGN 2328 Technical Drawing and Visualization
    Credits: 3; Prereq: minimum 2EG classification.
    Two- and three-dimensional graphical methods of visualizing and communicating features of projects for construction involving parcel boundaries, topography, drainage, site modeling, site development, structures, buildings and objects using both traditional and computer-aided drafting and design techniques.
    CGN 3421 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering
    Credits: 4; Prereq: 3EG classification.
    Computer programming, use of computers, numerical methods as applied to civil engineering problems, and civil engineering software.
    CGN 3501C Civil Engineering Materials
    Credits: 4; Coreq: EGM 3520.
    Studies the principal materials used for engineering purposes with special attention to mechanical properties and their importance to the engineer. Hands-on experience in testing of civil engineering materials.
    CGN 3510 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EG standing.
    Overview of the principles of sustainability as they relate to civil and environmental engineering issues. Discussions and projects facilitate a basic understanding of the production-consumption model and life cycle assessment.
    CGN 3710 Experimentation and Instrumentation in Civil Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: PHY 2049.
    Fundamentals and applications of measuring systems commonly used in civil engineering. Topics include recording techniques, strain, force, displacement, flow, temperature, humidity and PH measurements.
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    CGN 4101 Civil Engineering Cost Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3EG classification or instructor permission.
    Analysis of civil engineering proposals, utilizing time-value and related factors. Feasibility and optimum life comparisons. Utility rate derivation, utility/cost method.
    CGN 4160 Civil Engineering Practice
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EGM2511 or equivalent. Coreq: CGN 2328.
    Fundamentals of civil engineering professional practice: project management, construction delivery processes, business concepts, public policy, administration and leadership.
    CGN 4503 Pavement Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CGN 3501C.
    Function and material requirements of different elements of flexible and rigid pavement systems; characterization of soils, materials, traffic loads, and environment for design; flexible and rigid pavement design; new developments.
    CGN 4600 Public Works Engineering and Management Practices
    Credits: 3.
    Public works profession, organization, administration and management of operating divisions with emphasis on role of engineer.
    CGN 4806 Transportation-Water-Materials Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: senior standing.
    Simulation of a design project experience through the completion and presentation of a comprehensive roadway project design. Students work in multi-disciplinary groups to complete a system design that includes traffic, materials, hydrologic and geotechnical considerations.
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    CGN 4905 Special Problems in Civil Engineering
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 9 credits. Prereq: undergraduate coordinator permission.
    Selected problems or projects in the student's major field of engineering study.
    CGN 4910 Structures-Geotechnical-Construction Comprehensive System Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: instructor permission.
    Simulation of a design office experience through the completion and presentation of a comprehensive building design. Students work in multi-disciplinary groups to complete a system design that includes structural, geotechnical and construction management considerations.
    CGN 4949 Co-op Work Experience
    Credits: 1; Prereq: EG classification.
    Co-op work experience in a related field. (S-U)
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    CWR 3201 Hydrodynamics
    Credits: 4; Prereq: EGM 3400 and MAP 2302.
    Classification and properties of fluids, hydrostatics, and conservation of mass, momentum and energy in fluid flow. Potential flow, similitude and physical modeling. Laminar and turbulent pipe flow. Introduces turbomachines.
    CWR 4114 Surface Hydrology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CWR 4202.
    Occurrence and distribution of water by natural processes, including atmospheric thermodynamics, precipitation, runoff, infiltration, water losses, flood routing and catchment characteristics, analysis and methods of runoff prediction.
    CWR 4120 Groundwater
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CWR 4202.
    Introduces groundwater hydraulics, including hydrologic cycle, Darcy's equation, Dupuit assumption, well hydraulics, regional flow, freshwater-saltwater interface, flow in the unsaturated zone, fate and transport of contaminants and contaminant plume model.
    CWR 4202 Hydraulics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CWR 3201 or instructor permission.
    Fundamental equations for pipe and open conduit flow. Development of design oriented formulas for pipes and open channels. Introduces hydrology.
    CWR 4306 Urban Stormwater Systems Design
    Credits: 3; Coreq: CWR 4202.
    Surface-water system design including: time of concentration, peak runoff rate, open-channel flow, gravity storm sewer, culvert, stormwater pumping, filtration systems, hydrograph generation, flood routing, site layout, site grading and permitting.
    CWR 4542 Water Resources Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CWR 4202.
    Study of water resources engineering applications including hydrology and statistics, groundwater, hydraulic machinery, dams and reservoirs, water quality, water quality modeling, water and waste-water treatment and water law and institutions.
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    EGS 1670 Engineering Innovations for the 21st Century
    Credits: 2.
    Students examine recent patents in engineering in order to learn the latest developments that will be used for components in the future. Students learn to analyze the presentation of a patent to determine usefulness of the patent, to understand the applicability of the courses taken in engineering to the development of the patent and to gain skills in distinguishing well-written patents from poorly written patents.
    EGS 4034 Professional Ethics
    Credits: 1; Prereq: junior standing.
    Provides students with an interactive study of ethical, theory and the development of professionalism. Students review case studies of ethical conflicts in engineering practice. Course covers engineering codes of ethics and requires students to resolve theoretical situations through application of ethical codes.
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    OCE 1001 Introduction to Oceanography
    Credits: 3.
    Explores the geological, physical, and biological characteristics of Earth’s marine realm. Includes discussion of scientific methods, the history of oceanography, and emphasizes understanding of the mutual interactions between humans and the ocean. (P)
    OCE 3016 Introduction to Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces important coastal and oceanographic processes. Geophysical fluid motions; waves and tides; air-sea interaction; pollutant transport; coastal hydraulic and sedimentary processes. Not intended for engineering majors.
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    TTE 4004C Transportation Engineering
    Credits: 4; Prereq: 3EG classification.
    Overview of the significance of highway transportation to the social and economic underpinnings of society. Introduces road vehicle performance, geometric design of highways, traffic flow and queuing theory, highway capacity and level of service analysis, traffic control and analysis at signalized intersections, and travel demand and traffic forecasting.
    TTE 4106 Urban Transportation Planning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: TTE 4004C.
    Overview of the four-step urban transportation planning process; includes analytical techniques for estimating future travel demand and state-of-the-art approaches.
    TTE 4201 Traffic Engineering
    Credits: 3; Prereq: TTE 4004C.
    General review of the fundamentals of traffic engineering with emphasis on field studies and data analysis.
    TTE 4203 Highway Capacity Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: TTE 4004C.
    Provide students with detailed instruction on the procedures defined within the 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), including analytical chapters for uninterrupted and interrupted flow.
    TTE 4300 Transportation Systems Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: TTE 4004C.
    Systems analysis in transportation planning and engineering, including supply, demand, equilibrium, evaluation and decision analysis.
    TTE 4824 Transportation Facility Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 4201 and TTE 4004C.
    Simulates a comprehensive design of a transportation facility, specifically an arterial-freeway interchange. Utilizes state and national-level design manuals in preparation of standard plans. Applies the theoretical background gained in supporting classes, in areas such as traffic analysis, roadway design, roadway drainage and pavement design. Some review of this material is provided, as well as introduction of several new concepts. Emphasizes teamwork skills and technical communication skills.
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