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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)

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A combination of statics and dynamics covered in CE 201 and CE 300. This course must be taken as a five-hour unit. Prerequisite: PHSX 211 and MATH 122. LEC
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Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Principles of stress and deformation in structures and machines. Prerequisite: CE 201, MATH 220 and MATH 290 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A course that includes a basic treatment of stress and deformation in elastic bodies. Prerequisite: CE 201, MATH 220 and MATH 290 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. A study of the basic principles of the mechanics of fluids and their application. The lecture material will be supplemented by demonstrations, experiments, and individual projects. Prerequisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, CE 300 or CE 301. LEC
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Study of the engineering properties of structural materials and their control with emphasis on timber, concrete, and steel. Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 310 or consent of instructor and ENGL 102. LEC
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The course will examine the concepts regarding the continued advancement of humankind while maintaining our ecological niche on earth. Key topics include: population growth, poverty, and impacts of development; energy consumption, sources, storage, conservation and policy; water quality and quantity; materials and building; and policy implications. Prerequisite: Junior standing or participation in KU Honors Program. LEC
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An introduction to the fundamentals of hydrologic analysis. Subjects covered include collection and initial reduction of hydrologic data; rainfall-runoff relationships, hydrograph development; hydrologic routing, well equations and their application and hydrologic frequency analysis. Prerequisite: ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and CE 330. LEC
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Three one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, frames, and trusses using classical methods and introducing computer-based methods. Prerequisite: CE 310. Corequisite: EECS 138 or C&PE 121 or equivalent. LEC
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Application of fundamental scientific principles to the protection of atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial environments through the use of pollution abatement processes, with consideration also given to economic, social, political, and legal aspects of pollution control. Prerequisite: ENGL 102, MATH 101 or MATH 104, and CHEM 150 or CHEM 188. LEC
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An introductory study of the various modes of transportation, emphasizing highways, railroads, and air transport. The planning, design and operations of these modes are discussed. There is a multimodal project included in this course. Prerequisite: CE 240. LEC
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Principles involved in the testing, behavior, and selection of materials for use in the transportation field. Emphasis is on bituminous materials, aggregate, and soil stabilization. Prerequisite: CE 310. LEC
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Three lecture periods and one laboratory period. Fundamental theories of soil mechanics and their applications in engineering. Prerequisite: CE 310 and CE 330. LEC
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An advanced study related to a special problem in the field of civil engineering or allied fields, for upper-division undergraduate students. IND
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A course or colloquium to present topics of special interest. Prerequisite: Varies by topic. LEC
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Prerequisite: Participation in or eligibility for the University Honors Program. Sophomore or higher standing. LEC
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Concepts of professional development. LEC
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Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Study of water resources structures and systems with design emphasis on the hydraulic features: dams, drainage, river engineering, pipelines, channels and hydraulic machinery. Prerequisite: CE 330 and CE 455. LEC
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Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Fundamentals of structural design with steel. Prerequisite: C E 461. LEC
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Two one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Fundamentals of structural design with reinforced concrete. Prerequisite: CE 461; CE 412 or CE 484 (or concurrent). LEC
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The fundamentals of aquatic chemistry, with emphasis on application to water purification and wastewater treatment. Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, CE 477, and MATH 115 or MATH 121. LEC
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A laboratory introducing the basic chemical tests used in the water and wastewater fields of environmental engineering and science. Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, and credit or co-enrollment in CE 570. LAB
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A basic study of the microorganisms of importance in environmental engineering. Emphasis is placed on the microbiology of dilute nutrient solutions. Microbial physiology, microbial ecology, and biochemistry will be discussed as they pertain to environmental engineering and science. Both biodegradation and public health aspects are included. (Two lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week.) Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, CE 477 or equivalent, and MATH 115 or MATH 121. LEC
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This course emphasizes understanding of air pollution problems and their solution through engineering design and science. Topics covered include: types of air pollutants; monitoring of air pollutants; transport of air pollutants in the atmosphere; and control of air pollution emissions from both stationary and mobile sources. Prerequisite: CE 330, CE 477, MATH 122, PHSX 212; or consent of instructor. LEC
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The principles of public water supply design, including source selection, collection, purification, and distribution; for municipal wastewater, collection, treatment, and disposal. Prerequisite: CE 330, CE 455, and CE 477. LEC
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A review of the methods of industrial water treatment and the fundamentals of industrial water pollution control. Topics include: water budgets, cooling tower and boiler treatment, corrosion control, government regulations, wastewater characterization, waste minimization, pilot plants, pretreatment, final treatment, and site selection. Prerequisite: Undergraduate standing, and CE 477 or equivalent. LEC
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The course covers the major technical aspects of traditional planning methodologies, computer applications in transportation and the impact of technology on the management and planning processes. Topics discussed will include origin-destination surveys, demand analysis models, supply analysis, traffic impact studies, computer simulation and modeling, economics, management systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Prerequisite: CE 390 and senior standing. LEC
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A comprehensive study of the planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of highway systems with emphasis on the design aspects of a highway. Prerequisite: CE 240, CE 455, and CE 487. LEC
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A study of the interaction of the characteristics of soil or rocks and structures. The estimation of settlement and bearing capacity of foundation elements. Principles governing the choice and design of footings, rafts, piers, and piles. Prerequisite: CE 487. LEC
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Course topics include data description, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling and sampling designs, quality control, persistence, periodicity, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation, linear regression, multiple correlation, and multiple regression. Applications and real world problems are stressed. Prerequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 115 and MATH 116. LEC
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Principles involved in the testing, behavior, and selection of materials for use in the transportation field. Emphasis is on bituminous materials, aggregate, and soil stabilization. Readings. Prerequisite: CE 310 and CE 487. LEC
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Problems in engineering dynamics and vibrations. Topics include applications of generalized forces and coordinates, Lagrange equations, and a study of the performance of single and multiple degree of freedom vibrational systems. (Same as AE 704.) LEC
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Basic concepts in the analysis of stress and strain and the behavior of materials. Topics include elementary theory and problems in elasticity, theories of failure of materials including fracture mechanics and introduction to plasticity. LEC
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Introduction to experimental stress-analysis techniques. Theory and application of mechanical strain gages, electrical strain gages, photoelastic techniques, and brittle coatings. LEC
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The emphasis of this course is on the solution of typical engineering and science-related problems drawn from real-world situations. Topics covered include: the use of various multivariate statistical and graphical computer software packages; eigenvectors; principal component analysis; factor analysis; discriminant analysis; multivariate regression; logistic regression; experimental design; MANOVA; and cluster analysis. The course involves the preparation and presentation of information gathered by the student on assigned topics. Prerequisite: CE 625 or equivalent or consent of instructor. LEC
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Fall semester. Principles of steady and unsteady flows, theories of potential, viscous, and turbulent flows, and applications in water resources engineering. Prerequisite: CE 330 and MATH 320. LEC
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Introduction to the equipment, materials, and construction practices employed in the construction of flexible and rigid highway and airfield pavements, and the relationship of each to pavement design and performance. The principles of statistical based quality control and quality assurance methods and specification writing will be introduced. Prerequisite: CE 484 or CE 412, CE 582, and CE 625 or equivalent. LEC
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An introduction to the production of asphalt cements and its use in pavement construction and maintenance applications. Pavement distress identification. Design and use of bituminous pavements and materials for other than highway applications. Prerequisite: CE 484 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Study of hydrologic processes at the earth's surface: evaporation, transpiration, snowmelt, precipitation, infiltration, runoff, and streamflow. Modeling of hydrologic processes; statistical analysis of hydrologic data; applications to the analysis and design of engineering projects. Prerequisite: CE 455 or equivalent. LEC
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Lecture and discussion of chemical and microbiological controls on groundwater chemistry. Topics include thermodynamic and microbiological controls on water-rock reactions; kinetics; and microbiological, chemical and isotopic tools for interpreting water chemistry with respect to chemical weathering and shallow diagenesis. Origins of water chemistry, changes along groundwater flow paths, and an introduction to contaminant biogeochemistry will be discussed through the processes of speciation, solubility, sorption, ion exchange, oxidation-reduction, elemental and isotopic partitioning, microbial metabolic processes and microbial ecology. An overview of the basics of environmental microbiology, including cell structure and function, microbial metabolism and respiration, microbial genetics and kinetics of microbial growth will be covered. (Same as GEOL 753.) Prerequisite: One year of chemistry, one year of calculus, one year of biology, an introductory course in hydrogeology, or consent of the instructors. LEC
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A study of fluid flow in the subsurface including transport of constituents with the fluid. Physical transport will consider (1) the origin of basic parameters such as porosity and hydraulic conductivity, and their relationship to typical geologic materials, (2) basic equations of flow, such as Darcy's Law and the conservation equation, and (3) application of these concepts. Applications considered may include hydraulic testing, modeling, and regional flow systems. Chemical transport will consider the processes of solute and contaminant mass movement in porous and fractured media by advection and diffusion. The effects of attenuating mechanisms such as partitioning, chemical and biological transformations will also be discussed. The mathematical expression of these processes will be developed and applied using computer models. (Same as GEOL 751.) Prerequisite: Differential Equations and Introductory Hydrogeology or Fluid Mechanics or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of uniform and non-uniform steady flow of water in open channels, including backwater curves, the hydraulic jump, and the delivery of canals. Prerequisite: CE 330. LEC
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A study of the basic structure and functions of wetlands; the physical, chemical, and biological processes involved; and an introduction to the management of wetlands. Also a brief introduction to the legal aspects of wetlands, the Section 404 permitting processes, and mitigation requirements. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or a science area, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Hydraulic analysis and design of pipelines, pipe networks, and pumping systems. Analysis and control of hydraulic transients. Engineering of water distribution systems. Prerequisite: CE 330 or equivalent. LEC
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An appraisal of federal and state water law, policy and planning processes directed toward the management and protection of water resources, emphasizing the framework linking social, technical, and legal aspects of planning. Prerequisite: CE 455 or equivalent. LEC
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Analytical and numerical modeling of transport and transformation processes in the aquatic environment. Mass balance principles and transport phenomena. Eutrophication of lakes. Transport and fate of conventional pollutants and toxic organic chemicals in rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Prerequisite: CE 330 and CE 477 or equivalent. LEC
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Analysis of 2-D and 3-D frame and truss structures by the direct stiffness method. Computer techniques required to implement the analysis procedure. LEC
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The theory and design of prestressed concrete structures based on service load and strength criteria. Prerequisite: CE 563. LEC
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The theory and design of reinforced concrete members and structures with emphasis on frames and slabs. Introduction to bridge design and earthquake design. Prerequisite: CE 563. LEC
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The theory and design of standard steel framed structures (primarily buildings). Design philosophies, stability, composite design, structural behavior, preliminary design, and connections. Prerequisite: CE 562 or equivalent. LEC
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Introduction to simple plastic design principles. Analysis and design of steel bridges including composite and noncomposite plate girders, curved girders, box girders, and other specialized bridge types. Fatigue and connection design considered. Prerequisite: CE 562 or equivalent. LEC
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Theories and modes of structural failure as related to structural design. Application of fracture mechanics to failure analysis, fracture control plans, fatigue crack growth, and stress-corrosion crack growth. Prerequisite: CE 310 or CE 311 plus a structural or mechanical design course. LEC
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The fundamentals of aquatic chemistry, with emphasis on application to water purification and wastewater treatment. May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 570. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and five hours of chemistry. LEC
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A laboratory introducing the basic chemical tests used in the water and wastewater fields of environmental engineering and science. May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 571. Prerequisite: Credit or co-enrollment in CE 770. LAB
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Physical principles of suspensions, kinetics, fluid flow, filtration, and gas transfer are applied to various environmental physical processes. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and four hours of physics. LEC
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A basic study of the microorganisms of importance in environmental engineering. Emphasis is placed on the microbiology of dilute nutrient solutions. Microbial physiology, microbial ecology, and biochemistry will be discussed as they pertain to environmental engineering and science. Both biodegradation and public health aspects are included. (Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week.) May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 573. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and five hours of chemistry. LEC
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Chemical principles of stoichiometry, thermodynamics, and kinetics are applied to various chemical processes having application in the field of environmental engineering and science, including adsorption, ion exchange, coagulation, oxidation, and precipitation. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, calculus, and credit or registration in CE 570 or CE 770. LEC
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This course will address the design of stormwater treatment systems to provide hydrological control and water quality improvement. Specific topics include common stormwater pollutants, contaminant loading during storm events, design of structural BMPs (detention basins, traps, filters, and vegetated control systems) and low impact development practices. Prerequisite: CE 477, either CE 455 or C&PE 511 or consent of instructor. LEC
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A review of the methods of industrial water treatment and the fundamentals of industrial wastewater pollution control. Topics include: water budgets, cooling tower and boiler treatment, corrosion control, government regulations, wastewater characterization, waste minimization, pilot plants, pretreatment, final treatment, and site selection. May not be taken for credit by students with credit in CE 577. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent. LEC
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The course is intended to provide a working knowledge of pollutant sources, effects, meteorological factors, measurements, modeling approaches, legislation and controls associated with air quality problems. Students work on problems drawn from typical industrial situations, and use models to address specific air pollution scenarios. Prerequisite: CE 477 or equivalent, and MATH 115 or MATH 121. LEC
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Examination of water quality principles, policy, processes, practices, computer programs, laws and regulations as they relate to the integrated planning and control of point and nonpoint sources of pollution. Prerequisite: MATH 121 or equivalent, CE 477, and CE 570 or CE 770. LEC
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The course will provide a basis for theoretical understanding and practical experience with state-of-the-art environmental analytical methods organic and inorganic analytes in aqueous matrices. Methods to be covered include liquid, gas and ion chromatography; mass spectrometry; spectrophotometric, FID, EC, and conductivity detection; atomic absorption; spectrophotometic methods; and potentiometric analysis. Statistical methods for analytical methods development, validation and interpretation will also be covered. Prerequisite: General chemistry, and graduate standing. Senior level undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of fundamental traits and behavior patterns of the road user and his or her vehicle in traffic. The major content involves techniques for obtaining data, analyzing data and interpreting data on traffic speed, volume, streamflow, parking and accidents. Capacity analyses using the most up to date procedures for major traffic facilities such as undivided highways, city streets, freeways, interchanges and intersections are also discussed at length. Prerequisite: CE 582 or equivalent. LEC
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The functions of a public works director are presented. Topics discussed are concerns with the environment, solid waste, traffic drainage, maintenance of facilities, personnel, etc. LEC
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A comprehensive study of the railroad industry, including the development of the railway system, an overview of the railroad industry, basic track work, right-of-way and roadway concerns, drainage, track design, railroad structures, electrification, and rail passenger service. A final design project is required. Prerequisite: CE 240; CE 582 or equivalent. LEC
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A comprehensive study of the planning design and operations of airports. Both ground side and air side capacity and design elements will be presented. Other topics covered are airport master planning, air traffic control passenger terminal design, and environmental impacts of airports. Prerequisite: CE 240, CE 582 or equivalent. LEC
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A study of the applications of the science of aerial-photographic interpretation as it pertains to the field of civil engineering including the recognition of soil types and classes, engineering materials surveys, route location, and the delineation of watersheds and estimates of runoff there from. Prerequisite: CE 487 or equivalent. LEC
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Several topics dealing with highway safety are presented and discussed. Typical topics are railroad/highway crossings, accident reconstruction, distractions to the drivers, speed and crashes, elderly drivers, traffic control devices, roadside design, access management, traffic calming devices, and crash rates. LEC
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Three lecture periods. A study of the strength and compression characteristics of cohesive and noncohesive soils under various loading conditions. Prerequisite: CE 487 or equivalent. LEC
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Three lectures. Field testing techniques, sampling methods, and laboratory testing procedures used to determine soil properties for engineering projects. Prerequisite: CE 487. LAB
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Basic components of pavement management systems. Emphasis is given to pavement evaluation, planning pavement investment, rehabilitation design alternatives, and pavement management program implementation. Prerequisite: CE 487, CE 484 or equivalent. LEC
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A review of current site characterization and design methods for solid and hazardous waste facilities with particular emphasis on working within the modern regulatory environment. Prerequisite: CE 487 or equivalent. LEC
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Introduction to the use of knowledge-based systems for engineering problem solving. These systems have a separation between the facts and concepts (the knowledge base) and the reasoning process used to draw conclusions (the inference mechanism). A wide variety of applications are addressed including civil, chemical and petroleum, computer, and aerospace engineering. Prerequisite: Computer literacy, bachelor's degree in engineering, or consent of instructor. LEC
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Advanced concepts related to the application of computer aided design and drafting to the practice of civil engineering are presented. This includes: developing macros, understanding CADD programming languages, and relating CADD and other civil engineering based programs. An engineering approach to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will be presented. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of one computer aided design graphics software package. LEC
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An introductory graduate level course with emphasis on selecting a research topic and preparing a thesis or special problem report, technical reports, oral presentations, papers, and grant proposals. This course will also provide orientation information for new students and advice on preparing a plan of study. LEC
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The course covers electron optics, electron beam-specimen interaction, image formation, x-ray spectral measurement, qualitative and quantitative x-ray microanalysis, practical techniques of x-ray analysis and specimen preparation techniques. Emphasis is placed on materials, but most techniques apply to biological specimens as well. Prerequisite: PHSX 212. LEC
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This course begins with a focus on basic sanitation, including control of infectious diseases, water supply and treatment, and proper disposal of excreta, wastewater, and solid wastes. The course then delves into other environmental topics such as sustainability, wastewater reuse, project planning and implementation, air pollution, deforestation, hazardous waste disposal, and the roles of various governmental and non-governmental organizations in addressing environmental issues. The course topics are addressed by a combination of lectures, guest lectures, and student presentations, with each student choosing a presentation topic of personal or professional interest that is relevant to the course. Prerequisite: CE 477 or permission of instructor. LEC
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The basic equations of the theory of elasticity; stress and strain transformation, strain-displacement, compatibility and stress-strain relations. Formulation of problems and exact solutions. Introduction to approximate solution methods based on energy methods and finite elements. LEC
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The methods of analysis by energy methods of mechanics problems. Includes variational energy principles, calculus of variations, stationary energy and complementary energy principles, and the principle of virtual work. Applications. Prerequisite: CE 310 and MATH 320. LEC
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This course covers nondestructive methods and their application to engineered structures and components. Methods covered include: ultrasonic testing, acoustic emission, vibration, impact-echo, visual inspection, and frequency response. LEC
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Buckling of columns in the elastic or hyperelastic region. Lateral and torsional buckling of straight and curved members. Buckling of plates and shells. LEC
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Laboratory and field test methods for determining engineering properties of bituminous pavements. Asphalt mix design methods and the relationship between mix design and pavement structural design and performance. Prerequisite: CE 484 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Continuation of CE 755 with concentration on computer modeling of open channel flow using HEC-RAS, WSPRO, and other programs. Analysis of bridge scour using FHWA methods is also considered. Prerequisite: CE 755. LEC
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Introduction of design concepts in creating and restoring wetland systems. Review of wetland hydrology and hydraulics. Interaction of wetland hydrology, soils, and vegetation providing environmental benefits. Considerations in project planning, site selection and preparation, construction and operation, and maintenance. Use of state and local legal and management tools to protect and restore wetlands. Emerging concepts of mitigation and banking. Prerequisite: CE 756 or equivalent. LEC
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A study of the transport of sediment in alluvial channels. Specific topics include properties of sediment, mechanics of bed forms, particle entrainment, scour analysis, prediction of suspended load and bed load, design of stable channels and diversion works, and sedimentation of reservoirs. Prerequisite: CE 755 or consent of instructor. LEC
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Hydrology of urban watersheds; floodplain management; hydrologic modeling; storm drainage; stormwater detention; water quality improvement; geomorphology of urban streams; stream corridor management and stream restoration. Prerequisite: CE 751. LEC
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Stress analysis of 2-D and 3-D solids, plates, and shells by the finite element method. Element formulations and behavior with emphasis on the isoparametric concept. Computer modeling and interpretation of results. Introduction to material and geometric nonlinear analysis of solids. Prerequisite: CE 761 or equivalent. LEC
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This mechanics course covers in detail the constitutive behavior of reinforced concrete members subjected to various types of loading and presents the basis for modeling the response of reinforced concrete structures in the nonlinear range of response. Topics covered include: stress-strain behavior of concrete under multi axial states of stress; moment-curvature analysis; advanced analysis of r/c members subjected to shear (variable angel truss models, modified compression field theory, strut-and-tie models); behavior of r/c members subjected to cyclic loading; modeling and effects of slip at the interface between reinforcing steel and concrete. Suggested prerequisite CE 764 or equivalent. Prerequisite: CE 563. LEC
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This course builds on topics from structural dynamics to introduce principles of structural performance during earthquake events. Emphasis is placed on estimating the response of building structures as represented by simple and complex models. Topics covered include strong ground motion, response of simple systems to ground motion, nonlinear response of building systems, and performance-based earthquake engineering. Prerequisite: CE 704. LEC
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The behavior and design of structural systems subjected to dynamic forces such as blasts, earthquakes, and wind loads. Prerequisite: CE 704 or equivalent. LEC
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The analysis and design of plates and shells including thin and thick plates, membrane theory of shells and bending theories of shells. LEC
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A study of microbial ecology and physiology as they relate to the degradation of environmental contaminants. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationship between the physiological traits or microorganisms, and the physical and chemical properties of the contaminants and the treatment environments. Case studies involving in-situ bioremediation and reactor design are discussed. Prerequisite: CE 573 or CE 773 or equivalent, and five hours of chemistry. LEC
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A lecture-laboratory course to familiarize students with environmental monitoring techniques, regulations, and systems. Dimensions of environmental monitoring will be considered for air, soil, and water measurements. The major emphasis will be on monitoring techniques and their principles, utility, and limitations. LEC
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The design of control devices for the abatement of air pollutants, both gaseous and particulate, emitted from stationary sources. This includes the basic theory of control device operation and economic factors associated with each type of control device design. Prerequisite: CE 772 and CE 778 or equivalent. LEC
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Fundamental issues associated with solid and hazardous wastes are presented. Topics include government regulations, waste characteristics and quantities, the transport and attenuation of wastes in the environment, risk assessment, and handling, treatment and disposal techniques. Special emphasis is placed on hazardous waste remediation strategies in terrestrial systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Environmental Science and Engineering program, or consent of instructor. CE 770 and CE 773 are recommended. LEC
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Application of physical, chemical, and biological principles to the design of wastewater treatment systems for domestic and other wastewaters. Special emphasis is placed on biological treatment processes. Prerequisite: CE 576 or equivalent, or CE 573 or CE 773 or equivalent. LEC
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Application of physical, chemical, and biological principles to the design of water treatment plants and processes for domestic water supply from surface and ground water sources. Prerequisite: CE 774, or concurrent enrollment. LEC
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Fundamental physical and mathematical principles applied to air quality modeling; considered are factors that influence the choice and application of air quality models, as well as the interpretation of model output data. Practical applications are stressed using standard models. Prerequisite: CE 778 or equivalent and MATH 121 or CE 625. LEC
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Discussion of current topics in environmental engineering and science and related fields by staff, students, and visiting lecturers. May be taken only once for credit. LEC
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A study of theory and practical applications of a number of traffic operational and management tools to achieve the convenient, safe and efficient movement of people and goods in urban street networks. The major content involves signalized intersection capacity, design and operation; signalized intersection coordination; and modern roundabout design. Prerequisite: CE 582 or equivalent. LEC
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A study of basic principles in the design of freeways, urban street systems, parking terminal and other traffic facilities with emphasis on capacity, safety, level of service, and dynamic design concept. Prerequisite: CE 781 or equivalent. LEC
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