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Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

College of Engineering

Preference in registration is given to declared engineering majors. Please consult the current Schedule of Classes for confirmed offerings each semester.

CEE 123 Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (1) Introductory course in engineering drawing employing the computer. Topics include theory of projections, multiview representations, sectional views, auxiliary views, and dimensioning. Restricted to majors.

CEE 211 Surveying I (2) Basic principles of plane surveying, including reference planes and surfaces, use of instruments for distance and angular measurements, traverse adjustment, heights, measurement theory, computer applications, and topographic surveying. A-F only. Pre: computer programming, MATH 243 or 252A, and civil engineering major; or consent.

CEE 211L Surveying I Lab (1) Distance, angle, and height measurements. Traverse design, measurements and computations. A-F only. Pre: 211 (or concurrent).

CEE 270 Applied Mechanics I (3) Forces, resultants, and equilibrium; analysis of trusses, frames, and machines; centroids, moments of inertia; friction. A-F only. Pre: grade of C or better in PHYS 170, and MATH 243 or MATH 252A (or concurrent); or consent. DP

CEE 271 Applied Mechanics II (3) Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies; force, acceleration, impulse-momentum, work-energy. A-F only. Pre: grade of C (not C minus) or better in 270, and MATH 244 or MATH 253 (or concurrent); or consent. DP

CEE 305 Applied Probability and Statistics (3) Description of sample data; correlation and regression; probability and statistical distributions; estimations of population parameters; fittings distributions to histograms; hypothesis testing. A-F only. Pre: MATH 244 or MATH 253A; or consent.

CEE 320 Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals (4) (3 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Compressible and incompressible fluid properties; fluid statics; kinematics, energy and momentum considerations in steady flows; application of steady flow concepts to various fluid processes. A-F only. Pre: 271 and PHYS 310. DP

CEE 330 Environmental Engineering (4) (3 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Parameters and indices of environmental quality; materials balances; chemical kinetics; ideal reactor models; water and air pollution control; solid and hazardous waste management. A-F only. Pre: 305 (or concurrent), 320 or consent. DP

CEE 355 Geotechnical Engineering I (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Introduction to geotechnical engineering: soil characterization, index properties, seepage and flow in soil, stresses in soils, compressibility, consolidation, shear strength. A-F only. Pre: 320, 370, or consent. DP

CEE 361 Fundamentals of Transportation (3) Transportation modes: land, air, water, pipelines. Tourist, urban transportation. Geometric design, human factors, vehicular flow models, capacity analysis. Overview: traffic impact, air quality, parking studies. A-F only. Pre: 271. DP

CEE 370 Mechanics of Materials (3) Elastic stress-strain relation and behavior of members under flexural, torsional, and axial loading. A-F only. Pre: 271 (or concurrent); MATH 244 or MATH 253 (or concurrent); CEE 370L (or concurrent); or consent. DP

CEE 370L Mechanics of Materials Lab (1) Tension, compression, and torsion of bars, and bending of beams. A-F only. Pre: 370 (or concurrent). DY

CEE 375 Construction Materials (3) (2 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Introduction to the crystalline and molecular structure of materials. Properties of metals, concrete, concrete admixtures, asphalt, wood, and other materials commonly used in construction. A-F only. Pre: 305 and 370. DP

CEE 381 Structural Analysis (3) Analysis of statically determinate plane and space trusses and frames; deflections; introduction to matrix methods; computer applications. A-F only. Pre: 370. DP

CEE 405 Engineering Economics (3) Economic analysis in engineering and management decision-making, interest, depreciation, income tax, cost classification, break-even analysis, economic comparisons of alternatives, benefit-cost analysis. A-F only. Pre: ECON 120 or 130, and senior standing; or consent. (Cross-listed as BE 405)

CEE 412 Surveying II (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Advanced course in surveying; project design and specifications; measurements, errors, and adjustments; land surveying; state plane coordinate systems; modern instrumentation. A-F only. Pre: 211 or consent.

CEE 417 Computer Methods in Engineering Systems (3) Numerical solutions of engineering problems using digital computers. Regression analysis; numerical differentiation and integration; solutions of algebraic, transcendental, and differential equations; and analysis of large structural systems. Pre: computer programming and senior standing.

CEE 421 Engineering Hydraulics (3) Analytical and computer solutions of engineering hydraulics problems. Hydraulics of closed conduits and open channels, well hydraulics, introduction to coastal hydraulics. Pre: 320. DP

CEE 422 Environmental Fluid Mechanics (3) Introduction to basic concepts of pollutant transport phenomenon through theoretical modeling, lab and field experiments and observations. Specific topics include mass balance, jets and plumes, mixing and transport in rivers, reservoirs, groundwater and estuaries; non point course pollution. A-F only. Pre: 320, and MATH 244 or MATH 253A or equivalent; or consent. (Alt. years) DP

CEE 424 Applied Hydrology (3) Introduction to occurrence, distribution, circulation of surface and groundwater through precipitation, streamflow, evaporation, transpiration, infiltration. Engineering applications. A-F only. Pre: 305 and 320; or consent. DP

CEE 431 Water and Wastewater Engineering (3) Hydrologic fundamentals of water demand and supply; water and wastewater distribution; collection systems; quality characterization; analytical methods for water quality management. Pre: 330. DP

CEE 433 Water Quality Laboratory (3) (2 3-hr Lab) Analysis and characterization of typical water and wastewater samples for organic and inorganic constituents such as alkalinity, hardness, solids, biochemical oxygen demand, nitrogen and phosphorous species, coliform bacteria, and trace organic chemicals. Relevance of these measurements to water and wastewater regulations and engineering design. A-F grading only. Repeatable. Pre: 330 and either CHEM 171 and 171L or CHEM 161, 161L and 162, and senior standing.

CEE 451 Soil and Site Improvement (3) Methods of improving engineering properties of soils and sites through use of mechanical stabilization, soil admixtures, pre-consolidation, deep densification, and earth reinforcement. A-F only. Pre: 355 or consent.

CEE 455 Geotechnical Engineering II (3) Continuation of 355 introducing geotechnical engineering topics including: field exploration, lateral earth pressures, bearing capacity theory, slope stability theory, use of geosynthetics, earthquake effects and ground modification. A-F only. Pre: 355 or consent. DP

CEE 461 Pavement Engineering (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Design principles of flexible and rigid pavements; HMA mixture design, equipment and construction; and application of life cycle cost analysis (LCCA) in pavement engineering. The course includes laboratory sessions for aggregate testing and Superpave mix design. A-F only. Pre: 355, 361 and 375 or consent.

CEE 462 Traffic Engineering (3) Design/analysis of signalized, unsignalized intersections, urban networks. Traffic impact studies; analysis steps and applications. Design/redesign options. Parking studies: demand, alternative designs (lot layouts). Pre: 361 or consent.

CEE 464 Urban and Regional Transportation Planning (3) Application of travel demand forecasting models to transportation planning. Evaluation and decision-making, microcomputer applications. Term projects. Pre: 361 or consent. DP

CEE 465 Traffic Network Simulation (3) Introduction to computer simulation; Monte Carlo techniques; application of traffic simulation packages. Term project required. Pre: 361 or consent. DP

CEE 471 Construction Methods (3) Methods of construction, primarily buildings. Construction types: light and heavy wood; steel; plain, reinforced, and prestressed concrete; masonry. Foundations; associated details of frames, walls, roofs, floors, openings, finishes. Disasters, failures, and their causes. Industrialization of the building process. Pre: 375.

CEE 472 Construction Management (3) Introductory treatment of the management of construction. Construction supervision, contract documents, estimating and bidding, organization, planning and scheduling, administration, business methods, safety, and labor. Pre: 375 or consent.

CEE 473 Construction Equipment and Methods (3) Methods and equipment used on horizontal/heavy engineering projects. Available equipment, their production, and how they are used to excavate, move, process, and place the earth. Pre: 375, senior standing or consent.

CEE 474 Construction Estimating and Bidding (3) Estimating science; techniques of estimating quantities and pricing of work for construction contracting; classification of costs, analysis of plans and specifications for estimating; computerized estimating; cash flow, bidding strategy, preparation and submission. A-F only. Pre: 375 or consent.

CEE 476 Construction Planning and Scheduling (3) To teach the theory and the practice of planning, scheduling, and reporting a construction project through the use of bar chart and CPM. The course format to include lectures, text, outside speakers, site visits, discussions, case study, and computers. Pre: 375 or consent.

CEE 482 Indeterminate Structures (3) Analysis of statically indeterminate beams, frames, trusses, arches, and space structures by classical and matrix methods; computer applications. Pre: 381. DP

CEE 483 Field Experience (1)

CEE 485 Reinforced Concrete Design (4) (3 Lec, 1 2-hr Lab) Behavior and design of reinforced concrete beams, one-way slabs and columns. Laboratory section includes design and hands-on manufacturing and testing of reinforced concrete members. Pre: 381 or consent. DP

CEE 486 Structural Steel Design (3) Basic properties of steel; behavior and design of steel beams, columns, and connections; introduction to rigid frames. Pre: 381. (Alt. years) DP

CEE 490 Senior Design Project (3) Design problem involving several areas of civil engineering and requiring a team approach for a solution. A-F only. Pre: senior standing in CEE. Spring only.

CEE 491 (Alpha) Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (3) Course will reflect special interests of visiting and/or permanent faculty. Pre: junior or senior standing, and consent.

CEE 492 (Alpha) Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (3) Course will reflect special interests of visiting and/or permanent faculty. Pre: junior or senior standing, and consent.

CEE 499 Special Problems (V) Individual investigation in civil and environmental engineering topics as approved by instructor. Pre: senior standing, and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or minimum GPA of 3.0 in engineering.

CEE 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1)

CEE 602 Construction Scheduling and Claims (3) Precedence networks, CPM, float, updating, resource leveling, least cost scheduling, scheduling case studies, computerized scheduling, exclusion reports, sorting, term project; contract law, types of claims, proving claims, delay claims, impact of changes, Eichleay Formula, acceleration, overtime, stacking, crowding, efficiency losses, contract interpretation, Leonard Study, Kuiper model, labor escalation, claims case studies, term paper. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in civil and environmental engineering and consent.

CEE 604 Cost Engineering and Quality Control (3) Study and applications of cost/schedule control systems criteria, earned value analysis, probabilistic cost estimating, construction risk management, construction quality control, and operations research in construction. Pre: 472 and 474; or consent.

CEE 606 Analysis of Construction Operations (3) A study for design of construction processes. Topics include line of balance, queueing, delay models, and process simulation with CYCLONE. Pre: 472 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 610 Construction Productivity Improvement (3) Design of productivity and safety improvement programs in a construction company. Time-lapse techniques, crew balancing, work sampling, data gathering and analysis, worker fatigue, quality circles, motivation and project leadership, construction automation. Pre: 472 and one other senior-level construction course, or consent.

CEE 614 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (V) Lawyers negotiate settlements in almost all their cases. This class presents a “hands-on,” skill-building approach to the newest ideas, as well as centuries-old techniques, about the skill lawyers will use most often in their private practice - negotiation. The class also examines the rapidly developing field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation, facilitation, arbitration, and court-annexed ADR. (Cross-listed as LAW 508)

CEE 617 Introduction to FDM and FEM (3) Introduction to Finite Difference and Finite Element Method in Engineering: Numerical Differentiation and Integration. Ordinary Differential Equation, Partial Differential Equation, Finite Difference Method, and Finite Element Method. A-F only. Pre: 417 or consent. Fall only.

CEE 620 Reforming Public Organizations (3) Explores the possibilities for reducing the most difficult aspects of the bureaucratic form in public organizations while increasing effectiveness and accountability. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Fall only. (Cross-listed as PUBA 620)

CEE 622 Fluid Mechanics (3) Theory of fluid dynamics in differential form, covering equation of motion, vortex generation, flow in rotating frame, potential theory, laminar flow, and introduction to turbulence.

CEE 623 Groundwater Modeling (3) Introduction to the finite-difference method; steady-state and transient groundwater flow in saturated and unsaturated media; applications to groundwater recharge and aquifer evaluation. A-F only. Pre: 627 or consent. Fall only. (Cross-listed as GG 655)

CEE 625 Hydrologic Processes in Soils (3) Hydrologic properties in soils and the processes involved in water infiltration drainage and solute transport. Emphasis on key parameters required for modeling.Pre: 424 or consent. Fall only. (Cross-listed as NREM 660)

CEE 626 Surface Water Hydrology (3) Quantitative studies of water cycle and relationships among principal hydrologic elements: precipitation, runoff, infiltration, and evapotranspiration, with emphasis on engineering and management of surface waters. Pre: consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 627 Groundwater Hydrology (3) Groundwater occurrence, movement, quality, and resource evaluation, development, and management. Emphasis on saltwater encroachment, well evaluation, aquifer protection, recharge with wastewater, and Hawai‘i type hydrology. Pre: 424 or consent.

CEE 630 Water Resources Systems Planning and Management (3) Planning and management of multiobjective water resources systems to achieve a sustainable development. Using EIA/EIS for project alternatives evaluation to attend optimal balance in economic development and environmental quality enhancement. A-F only. Pre: students with a B.S. degree or senior standing in civil and environmental engineering; or consent.

CEE 633 Physical and Chemical Treatment (3) Introduction to physical and chemical processes for water and wastewater treatment: Review of momentum and mass transfer, chemical reactions, colloidal chemistry, coagulation and flocculation, granular filtration, sedimentation, carbon adsorption, gas transfer, disinfection and oxidation. A-F only. Pre: 431 or consent.

CEE 634 Biological Treatment (3) Fundamentals of applied microbiology and biochemical reactor engineering, quantitative description of microbial growth, operational theory and design basis of aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic treatment processes. Applications for water, wastewater, air, solid wastes, and soil. A-F only. Pre: consent. Fall only. (Cross-listed as BE 634)

CEE 635 Environmental Chemistry (3) Basic concepts of chemistry as related to the environment, with more emphasis on water. Topics include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base, precipitation and dissolution redox reactions, sorption, organic chemicals in the environment. Pre: consent.

CEE 636 Water Quality Biology (3) Fundamental microbiology involved in environmental engineering processes and research with special emphasis on mixed culture systems, biochemistry, and microbiological aspects of water supply protection and wastewater treatment. Pre: consent.

CEE 637 Sanitary Engineering Laboratory (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory studies of chemical, physical, and biological treatment of water and wastewater for development of design criteria and system operation. Pre: 635 or consent.

CEE 641 Marine Disposal of Wastewaters (3) Practical material on outfalls: Alternatives; planning; dangers; data collection; predesign studies; design and bidding; dredging and construction; costs; commissioning; inspection, operation and maintenance; repairs and replacement; review of selected world outfalls. Pre: consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 643 Hazardous Waste Remediation (3) Introduces the national problems dealing with the contamination of groundwater and presents remedial measures. Such measures include pump and treat (PAT) technology, in-situ bioremediation, soil vapor extraction, air sparging, electrokinetics, hydraulic fracturing, reactive walls, and phytoremediation. A-F only. Pre: 627 or consent. Co-requisite: 634 and 635. Fall only.

CEE 644 Water Quality Modeling (3) Mathematical formulation of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. Kinetics formulation and parameter identification, model calibration and verification. Design projects. Pre: 422 and 431, or consent.

CEE 648 Membrane Separations (3) Applications of membrane separations to desalination, water reclamation, brine disposal and ultrapure water systems. Discussion of reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, electrodialysis and ion exchange technologies. Membrane fouling and concentration polarization from both practical and theoretical standpoints. Membrane Bio-Reactors. A-F only. Pre: 635 or consent.

CEE 650 Seepage, Drainage, and Dewatering (3) Theory of seepage, field and laboratory methods of measurement; graphical and numerical methods; design of drainage structures; construction dewatering. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. Fall only. (Alt. years)

CEE 651 Deep Foundations (3) Analysis and design of deep foundations; driven piles and drilled shafts. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 652 Experimental Soil Mechanics (3) Advanced laboratory testing and application of analyses using test data for solution of a hypothetical geotechnical project. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 653 Advanced Soil Mechanics (3) Soil continuum mechanics principles; elastic, plastic and cam clay soil behavior; critical state and strength; interpretation of laboratory test results. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 654 Geotech Seismic Engineering (3) Soil and site response to dynamic loading, earthquake ground motions; stress waves and soil shear moduli; soil liquefaction theory, evaluation, analyses, and preventative design. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 655 Slope and Earth Structures (3) Classification of landslides and triggering mechanisms; field investigation procedures; limit equilibrium slope stability methods; numerical techniques; seepage and dynamic considerations; case studies. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 656 Marine Geotechnics (3) Principles of geotechnical engineering applied to marine environments; marine geology; surveying and sampling methods; seabed sediment types, properties, and behavior; scour, erosion, and sediment transport; coastal and offshore foundations; seafloor stability; dredging and waste disposal. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 657 Designing with Geosynthetics (3) An overview of geotechnical uses of geosynthetics, including product descriptions, applications, design methods, and case studies. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 658 Earth Pressures (3) Estimation of lateral earth pressures; analysis and design of retaining walls and excavation support systems. A-F only. Pre: 455 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 660 Transportation Evaluation and Logistics (3) Evaluation of transportation alternatives. Efficiency and effectiveness analysis. Logistics, network problems, exact and heuristic solution algorithms. Computer applications on evaluations and logistics. A-F only. Pre: 462 or 464; or consent.

CEE 661 Intelligent Transportation Systems (3) Definition, technologies and their attributes. Analysis and implementation based on FHWA’s User Services. Automated incident detection algorithms. Machine vision applications to traffic engineering. A-F only. Pre: 462 or 464.

CEE 664 Advanced Transportation Modeling and Statistics (3) Demand modeling, discrete choice and activity-based modeling. Demand forecasting by simulation. Transportation surveys and sampling methods. Application of cluster, factor, regression, logistic and ARIMA analyses to transportation. A-F only. Pre: 305 and 464, or consent.

CEE 665 Pavement Design and Rehabilitation (3) Course in pavement engineering with emphasis given to understanding fundamental issues such as historical development of pavement design, approaches used for design of new pavements and overlays, understanding of construction issues and their effects on pavement performance, and various design factors: environmental, loading and materials characterization. Introduction of pavement management systems. A-F only. Pre: 355 and 375; or consent.

CEE 671 Continuum Mechanics (3) Cartesian tensors in mechanics; coordinate transformations; analysis of stress and strain; principal values, invariants, equilibrium and compatibility equations; constitutive relations; field equations. Problems in elasticity. Pre: 370 or ME 371, or consent. (Cross-listed as ME 671)

CEE 675 Structural Dynamics I (3) Response of single and multi degree-of-freedom systems due to dynamic forces. Direct integration of equations of motion. Response spectrum analysis. Application to earthquake loading. Systems with distributed mass and elasticity. A-F only. Pre: consent.

CEE 676 Structural Dynamics II (3) Elastic and inelastic response of structures due to earthquakes. Seismic design criteria. Code design procedures. Advanced topics in time- and frequency-domain dynamic analysis of structures. A-F only. Pre: 675.

CEE 680 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3) Advanced topics in structural mechanics including three-dimensional stress and strain, torsion of non-circular sections, curved beams, fracture mechanics, beams on elastic foundation, and plates. Pre: 485 and 486; or consent.

CEE 681 Theory of Modern Structural Analysis (3) Fundamentals of modern structural analysis theory, with emphasis on frame structures. Virtual work. Member stiffness/flexibility. Matrix formulation of stiffness and flexibility methods. Computer modeling issues. Pre: 482 or consent.

CEE 682 Numerical Methods in Engineering (3) Numerical methods commonly used to solve civil and environmental engineering problems: linear and nonlinear equations, numerical integration, integration of ODEs, eigensolvers. Emphasis on implementation. Pre: programming background and graduate standing.

CEE 683 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3) Slender columns; biaxial bending; combined shear and torsion. Building lateral load resisting frame analysis and design—shearwalls, rigid frames. Floor system analysis and design—flat slabs, joist systems. Computer applications. A-F only. Pre: 485.

CEE 685 Advanced Structural Steel Design (3) Load and resistance factored design (LRFD); steel building modeling and analysis; moment-resisting frames; bracing systems; beam-columns; moment connections; composite construction; and plate girders. A-F only. Pre: 482 (or concurrent) and 486; or consent.

CEE 686 Finite Elements in Structures (3) Finite element method in structural engineering. Extension of structural theory. Virtual work. One- two-, and three-dimensional elements; axisymmetric elements; plate bending. Application to linear problems. Pre: 671 (or concurrent) and 681, or consent.

CEE 687 Prestressed Concrete (3) Behavior of prestressed concrete members, including prestress losses. Analysis and design of prestressed beams, slabs, and composite sections. Anchorage zone design; continuous systems. Pre: 485.

CEE 688 Concrete Technology (3) Mixture proportioning with and without pozzolanic materials, aggregate testing, concrete testing, effects of admixtures, admixture side effects, nondestructive testing, and durability issues. A-F only. Pre: 485 or consent.

CEE 689 Mechanics and Design of Composite Materials (3) Basic concepts of mechanics and design of composite materials utilizing continuous fibers embedded in polymeric matrices (Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP)) and short fibers randomly oriented in cementitious matrices (Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites). Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: 370 or consent. (Alt. years)

CEE 690 GIS in Civil and Environmental Engineering (3) Fundamental principles and components of vector-based GIS applications including spatial models, topological overlays, planar coordinate systems and projections, non-spatial (attribute) data models, and spatial analysis; hands-on exercises; individual term project required. A-F only. Pre: consent.

CEE 691 Seminar in Civil and Environmental Engineering (1) Discussions and reports on literature, research, developments and activities in civil engineering. Two units required of all graduate students. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

CEE 695 Plan B Master's Project (3) Independent study for students working on a Plan B Master’s Project. A grade of Satisfactory (S) is assigned when the project is satisfactorily completed. CR/NC only. Pre: graduate standing in CEE or consent.

CEE 696 Selected Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (3) Highly specialized topics in structures, soils, hydraulics, sanitary, water resources, applied mechanics, transportation. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

CEE 699 Directed Readings or Research (V) Pre: consent.

CEE 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master’s thesis.

CEE 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral dissertation. Pre: candidacy for PhD in civil engineering.