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Civil Engineering (CVEN)

CVEN 5025 -  Autocad Civil 3d & Advanced Civil Engineering Graphics  (3 Credits)  

Lectures target civil engineering industry specific site information modeling software and geospatial industry specific geographical information systems software to elevate students’ knowledge of each software to an in-depth understanding. Laboratory exercises will focus on civil drafting and design, producing documentation, and general project workflows. Additional laboratory exercises will focus on geospatial data creation, data management, and cartographic display. Prereq: CVEN 1025. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 1025

CVEN 5087 -  Engineering Contracts  (3 Credits)  

Laws met by the practicing engineer, types of contracts, specification writing, laws on contracts, agency, partnership, sales and property, with primary emphasis on rights and duties of the engineer. Cross-listed with CVEN 4087. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5110 -  Advanced Structural Classical Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Understanding classical hand-solved analysis techniques in civil and structural engineering. Methods to be studied include: Moment Area, Conjugate Beam, Virtual Work, Stiffness Method, Force Method, Slope Deflection, and Moment Distribution. Prerequisite: CVEN 3505 with B- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prerequisite: CVEN 3505 with B- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5111 -  Structural Dynamics  (3 Credits)  

Vibration and dynamic response of simple linear and nonlinear structures to periodic and general disturbing forces. Frequency domain analysis, response analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Wind and earthquake effects. Prereq: CVEN 3505 with a B- or higher or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3505 with a B- or higher or graduate standing.

CVEN 5112 -  Structural Design Loads  (3 Credits)  

The course will review the probabilistic approach for load determination used in modern building codes from theoretical and applied perspectives. The course is intended to study design dead loads, live loads, snow loads, earthquake loads, wind loads, construction loads, and load combinations for buildings. There will be off-campus events at times other than regular class hours. Other topics may be treated as time permits. Prereq: CVEN 3505 with a C- or higher. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3505 with a C- or higher

CVEN 5121 -  Intermediate Mechanics of Materials  (3 Credits)  

Intermediate-level course in the mechanics of deformable bodies. Plane stress and strain; stress-strain relation with emphasis on elastic and inelastic behavior of members, and theories of failure. Discussion of basic methods of structural mechanics, with applications to asymmetric and curved beams, thick walled pressure vessels, torsion of members of noncircular section, and other selected problems in stress analysis. Prereq: CVEN 3121 or MECH 3043 and MATH 3191 and 3200 or MATH 3195 with a C- or higher, or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

(CVEN 3121 or MECH 3043) AND ((MATH 3191 and MATH 3200) or MATH 3195) OR GRAD/NDGR

CVEN 5201 -  Construction Dewatering  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to construction dewatering including removal of ground water and surface water in construction sites, characteristics of groundwater aquifers, groundwater flow, geotechnical investigation of dewatering problems and application of modern dewatering technology. Basic methods for controlling water on a construction project are presented incorporating open flow and pumping of excavations, soil pre-draining, water cutoff and exclusion. Prereq: Theoretical/applied fluid mechanics, Soil mechanics. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5333 -  Surface Water Hydrology  (3 Credits)  

Fundamentals of hydrology emphasizing surface water processes. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, frequency analysis, drought management, flood routing, rainfall-runoff relationships (rational method, unit hydrograph, and hydrologic software) and hydrologic design. Prereq: B- or better in CVEN 3313 or graduate standing or instructor permission. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: B- or better in CVEN 3313 or graduate standing or instructor permission.

CVEN 5334 -  Groundwater Hydrology  (3 Credits)  

Topics include groundwater occurrence, hydrologic cycle and budget, interactions with surface waters, principles of groundwater flow, well hydraulics, well field design, regional flow systems, water and pollutant chemistry, computer modeling and groundwater management. Emphasis is on quantitative analysis methods for groundwater resource inventory, design and management. Prereq: B- or better in CVEN 3313 or graduate standing or instructor permission. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: B- or better in CVEN 3313 or graduate standing or instructor permission.

CVEN 5335 -  Vadose Zone Hydrology  (3 Credits)  

Engineering analysis of the vadose zone, the unsaturated porous media linking the earth surface to groundwater. Darcy’s law for flow. Richards equation for moisture content. The advection-dispersion equation for solutes. Analytical solutions and numerical modeling applied to infiltration, evaporation, drainage, and subsurface remediation. Prereq: B- or better in CVEN 3313 or graduate standing or instructor permission. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: B- or better in CVEN 3313 or graduate standing or instructor permission.

CVEN 5336 -  Urban Runoff Quality and Quantity Modeling  (3 Credits)  

This course covers rainfall/runoff data base, rain gage under-catch, statistical models for frequency analysis, Unit Graph and Kinematic Wave method for runoff prediction, urban watershed modeling, event-based flood prediction, continuous flow predictions, modeling consistency and sensitivity, impact assessments, master drainage planning, and storm centering technique. Prereq: CVEN 3323 with a C- or higher and graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3323 with a C- or higher and graduate standing

CVEN 5337 -  Sustainable Hydraulic System Design  (3 Credits)  

This course applies the low-impact-development (LID) principles to design stormwater hydraulic structures in urban areas. The major topics in this course will cover storm water quality capture volume, filtering process for water quality control, and infiltration process for on-site stormwater disposal, including porous pavements, vegetation beds, bio swales, rain gardens, and landscaping detention. The computer model, EPA SWMM-LID, will be employed to guide the selection of design parameters and to evaluate the structural performance. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5343 -  Open Channel Hydraulics  (3 Credits)  

Engineering analysis and design of natural and artificial open channels. Application of uniform flow concept to design of erodible and non-erodible channels. Application of energy and momentum principles to conditions of gradually varied flow, spatially varied flow and rapidly varied flow. Prereq: CVEN 3323 or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3323

CVEN 5344 -  Unsteady Open Channel Hydraulics  (3 Credits)  

Derivation of basic principles of unsteady open channel flow. Application of kinematic wave, diffusive wave and dynamic wave approaches to open channel, including overland flow and flow in a drainage or river network. Introduction of numerical finite difference methods, characteristic method and simplified analytical method for the solution of unsteady open channel flow problems. Evaluation of computer simulation models such as DWOPER and SWMM. Prereq: CVEN 5343 and CVEN 5333 or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5333 and CVEN 5343

CVEN 5345 -  Computational Methods for Water Resources  (3 Credits)  

This course covers two major areas: hydrologic and hydraulic numerical routing schemes. The hydrologic routing includes linear and nonlinear reservoir operations using the characteristic curves derived from the reservoir geometry. The hydrologic routing numerical scheme will be applied to optimize the reservoir operations for power generation, irrigation, and flood control. The hydraulic routing covers Dynamic Flood Wave, Diffusive Wave, and Kinematic Wave. The finite difference method is used to develop numerical models to predict flood flows through channels. This course also covers probable maximum precipitation and dam break flow analysis. Prereq: CVEN 3323. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3323

CVEN 5381 -  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems  (3 Credits)  

Provides an overview exposure and experience with various aspects of GIS technology and its uses for natural resource and infrastructure, planning, design and management. This course involves a survey of GIS software and hardware, review of cartographic mapping principles, hands-on applications to environmental impact assessment, municipal facilities management, transportation, water resources and demographics. GIS project management factors are addressed. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5382 -  Geospatial Data Development  (3 Credits)  

This second GIS course builds on the introductory course and addresses principles and technologies for development and conversion of spatial databases, including photogrammetry, surveying and geodesy, coordinate systems and transformations, and remote sensing. Prereq: CVEN 5381 with a B- or better OR graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5381 with a B- or better OR graduate standing.

CVEN 5383 -  GIS Analysis -- Theory and Practice  (3 Credits)  

This third course reviews GIS software functions and terminology, including data entry (input, editing), manipulation (projection, merge, window, aggregate), analysis (map algebra, overlay, Boolean, interpolation network, measurements, distance, terrain modeling, statistical analysis), query (spatial, attribute), and display/reporting. Integration of various domain-specific systems analysis models with GIS databases is also addressed. Laboratory activities involve programming applications using available GIS. Prereq: CVEN 5381. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5381

CVEN 5384 -  GIS Project Management  (3 Credits)  

This course explains how to build a foundation for GIS project success and deliver results. Topics include data governance, administration of technical infrastructure, managing roles and skills, key leadership concepts, and project management methodologies like Agile/Scrum. Best practices and real world applications are discussed. Also addressed are issues of GIS institutional acceptance, the role of computerized spatial data systems in decision‐making, application of planning techniques for accomplishing resource goals, and administrative structures that enhance efficiency of use. Prereq: CVEN 5381 with a B- or better or graduate standing. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5381 with a B- or better OR graduate standing.

CVEN 5385 -  GIS Relational Database Systems  (3 Credits)  

Introduces relational database management system concepts with emphasis on GIS. Includes examination of relational database systems from conceptual design through relational schema design and physical implementation. Topics include SQL, database design and implementation for large database systems, transaction management, concurrency control, distributed database management systems and the interaction and progressive integration of GIS technologies and RBDMS technologies. Prereq or Coreq: CVEN 5381 or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq or Coreq: CVEN 5381 or graduate standing.

CVEN 5386 -  GIS Laboratory  (3 Credits)  

Provides in-depth experience with use and programming of a particular GIS software, including ArcGIS and related object-oriented programming languages. Advanced functionality for user authoring of software interface, data management and analysis functions and output generation. Exact content will vary by semester. Prereq: CVEN 5381. Repeatable. Max Hours: 18 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 18.

Prereq: CVEN 5381

CVEN 5387 -  Advanced Remote Sensing  (3 Credits)  

Addresses remote sensing concepts including 1) imaging sensors and geo-referencing; 2) image processing for radiometric, multi-spectral image enhancement, and multi-sensor image fusion; and 3) multi-spectral image classification, including feature extraction, supervised and unsupervised classification, and extensions to hyper-spectral data. Prereq: CVEN 5382 with a B- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5382 with a B- or better OR graduate standing.

CVEN 5388 -  Site Engineering  (3 Credits)  

Course introduces the fundamentals of site engineering which require understanding and interpreting landforms, slopes, contour lines, grading, drainage, and earthwork to storm water management, hydrology reports, designing roadways, and street networks. Other topics include designing for ADA and concepts of sustainability in site design. Note: CAD experience is recommended. Cross-listed with CVEN 4388. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 1025

CVEN 5389 -  Open Source Desktop Mapping, Modeling & Data Processing  (3 Credits)  

This graduate-level course covers the open source tools and procedures that students can use for desktop GIS mapping, modelling, and data analysis and preparation that are unique in comparison to other GIS software used in the industry. Prereq: CVEN 5381 Intro to GIS or equivalent permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5381

CVEN 5390 -  Interactive Web Mapping GIS  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to designing, creating, delivering, and using interactive web maps. Many people rely daily on web maps to direct us from point A to point B and more. After starting with a broad introductory background, this is a technical hands-on course in which students use several open source (FOSS) technologies. Prereq: CVEN 5381 Introduction to GIS or equivalent or permission of the instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5381

CVEN 5391 -  Introduction to Geomatics  (3 Credits)  

This course presents the concepts of Geomatics along with spatial data, tools, and their connection. This course covers spatial data collection methods, data assessment, and processing. The course also covers projections, methods of coordinate conversion and transformation, and data transfer across different spatial analysis platforms. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5392 -  Unmanned Aerial Systems  (3 Credits)  

This course presents concepts and practical methods of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for engineering projects. The course covers mission planning, operations, field data collection and processing, and data analysis. Legal and ethical considerations are also covered, as well as the relative costs and benefits of using UAV. Prereq: CVEN 5391. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5391

CVEN 5393 -  Water Resources Development and Management  (3 Credits)  

A multidisciplinary exploration of the principles governing water resources planning and development. Emphasis is on the sciences of water (physical, engineering, chemical, biological and social) and their interrelationships. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5395 -  GPS/GNSS  (3 Credits)  

This course presents the practical concepts and implications of using GPS/GNSS for engineering projects. The course covers a variety of techniques for field data collection, processing, and data analysis. The course emphasis is on changes that are occurring because of using GPS/GNSS in the field. Prereq: CVEN 5391. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5391

CVEN 5396 -  HDS/LiDAR Tools & Data Analyses  (3 Credits)  

High Definition Surveying (HDS) scanners are extremely reliable and accurate geospatial data collection devices for surveyors, GIS analysts, engineers, and planners. The goal of this unique course is to present the instrumentation and technological principals used in data collection, project phases, data processing and analyses. This course is designed to provide information and practical skills for students wanting to learn how to plan and execute terrestrial LIDAR data collection projects with HDS scanners and HDS data processing software. Prereq: CVEN 5381 and CVEN 5395 or equivalent. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5381 and CVEN 5395

CVEN 5397 -  Unmanned Aerial Systems Data processing  (3 Credits)  

This course will provide information and practical skills for unmanned aerial systems data processing and analyses. The course focuses on sensor selection, ground control, data processing, and data analyses. Prereq: CVEN 5391 and CVEN 5392. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5391 and CVEN 5392

CVEN 5401 -  Introduction to Environmental Engineering  (3 Credits)  

Introduces students to the broad field of environmental engineering. Topics include essential chemical, biological, and risk assessment concepts needed for addressing environmental problems. Major unit operations and processes used for treating wastewater and potable drinking water. An overview of technologies used for treating particulate and gaseous air pollutants, managing solid wastes, and remediating hazardous wastes. The course also introduces environmental sustainability, green engineering, life cycle assessment and other systems oriented concepts. Includes graduate-level analysis, modeling, or reflection on the refereed literature. Prereq: CHEM 1130, CHEM 2031, or ENGR 1130, and Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with CVEN 3401. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CHEM 1130, CHEM 2031, or ENGR 1130 or Graduate standing or instructor permission.

CVEN 5402 -  Contaminant Fate and Transport  (3 Credits)  

Provides unified understanding of fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes that govern the transport and fate of pollutants in environmental systems - water, air and subsurface. The course focuses on multimedia modeling and model solution methods. The course also introduces exposure and risk assessment techniques. Prereq: CHEM 1130, CHEM 2031, or ENGR 1130 or graduate standing or instructor permission. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CHEM 1130, CHEM 2031, or ENGR 1130 or Graduate standing or instructor permission.

CVEN 5403 -  Environmental Regulations and Management Systems  (3 Credits)  

Students will receive an overview and understanding of major environmental laws and will be introduced to legal concepts used to develop environmental laws. In addition, students will learn about environmental management systems and their applications to environmental problems. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to graduate standing majors in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

CVEN 5404 -  Water and Wastewater Treatment  (3 Credits)  

Water and wastewater treatment, including aqueous chemistry (equilibrium, reaction kinetics, redox reactions, and acid-base equilibria), physicochemical processes (sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, membrane separation), and biological processes (applied microbiology, reactor configuration, waste-to-energy technology). Prereq: CHEM 1130, CHEM 2031, ENGR 1130, graduate standing or instructor permission. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CHEM 1130, CHEM 2031, or ENGR 1130 or Graduate standing or instructor permission.

CVEN 5405 -  Environmental Life Cycle Assessment  (3 Credits)  

This course covers cradle-to-grave systems thinking and focuses on quantitative methods for environmental systems modeling, analysis and assessment. The primary method covered is life cycle assessment (LCA). The students will learn the various steps for conducting a process-based LCA including goal and scope definition, life cycle inventory (LCI), life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) and interpretation. For a broader life cycle perspective Economic Input-Output LCA (EIO-LCA) will be introduced. Emphasis will also be placed on framing the LCA analysis around attributional (technology/process) versus consequential (policy/decision) focus. Mathematical techniques for uncertainty & sensitivity analysis, such as Monte Carlo simulations will be covered. Students will be exposed to several LCA case studies. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Graduate level students

CVEN 5406 -  Engineering and Science Informatics  (3 Credits)  

Students will learn applied, basic statistics & probability concepts and provide experience in the correct use and interpretation of those techniques. The course is designed in such a way that any graduate or undergraduate level student wanting to learn data analysis will benefit. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 3.

CVEN 5407 -  Complex Systems Methods  (3 Credits)  

This graduate course introduces nonlinear dynamics, information theory, and network analysis in an environmental engineering, earth sciences, and sustainability context. Techniques will be applied to analyze environmental and weather data in addition to other examples relevant to engineering and critical zone science. Restriction: Restricted to graduate standing or with instructor's permission. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Graduate level students

CVEN 5424 -  Field Methods for Sustainable Development: Colombia  (3 Credits)  

Course will introduce students to international sustainable development in both lab and field work in Colombia, partnering with communities on sustainable development projects across cultures and disciplines both within and outside of engineering, and emphasizing community interaction. Travel fees are required. Note: Personal essay, letter of recommendation, and interview with instructor required. Cross-listed with CVEN 4424. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5426 -  Pipe Network and Sewer Design  (3 Credits)  

Design of pressurized pipe networks for water supply and sanitary sewers for wastewater collection. Topics include the civil engineering design process, estimation of water and wastewater design loads, and design of pressurized pipe networks and sanitary sewers including pump selection, service reservoirs, lift stations, and relevant software. Design project and field trip required. Includes graduate-level analysis, modeling, or reflection on the refereed literature. Cross-listed with CVEN 4426. Prereq: CVEN 3323. Restriction: Restricted to students with graduate standing or with instructor permission. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3323. Restriction: Restricted to students with graduate standing or with instructor'a permission.

CVEN 5427 -  Storm Water System Design  (3 Credits)  

This course covers urban watershed analysis, design rainfall and hydrologic losses, flood frequency and design event, rational method for peak runoff prediction, street hydraulic capacity and safety, culvert hydraulics, street inlet collection system, and storm sewer system design and flow analysis. Includes graduate-level analysis, modeling, or reflection on the refereed literature. Prereq: CVEN 3323 with a C- or higher. Restriction: Restricted to students with graduate standing or with instructor's permission. Cross-listed with CVEN 4427. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3323. Restriction: Restricted to students with graduate standing or with instructor'a permission.

CVEN 5434 -  Sustainable Water Systems: Biological Processes  (3 Credits)  

A comprehensive course that covers the theory and application of biological processes used in water quality engineering, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art water pollution control and waste-to-energy technologies. The initial lectures will introduce material on microbial energetics, diversity, and kinetics. The reminder of the course will involve the application of fundamental principles to treatment and energy recovery processes, including bioreactor configurations and design considerations. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to graduate standing majors in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

CVEN 5460 -  Introduction to Sustainable Urban Infrastructure  (3 Credits)  

This course takes a systems approach to urban infrastructures that deliver critical materials to cities; primarily water, energy, transportation, buildings, and food systems. The focus is on the current state of sustainable development, cities, and infrastructure systems, exploring sustainability strategies and measuring their effectiveness, and analyzing implementation and diffusion of sustainability strategies. Cross-listed with URPL 6399. Prereq: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to students with graduate standing.

CVEN 5461 -  Defining and Measuring Sustainability  (3 Credits)  

Unique cross-disciplinary course that teaches students community engagement strategies to define sustainability goals. Life cycle assessment and material flow analysis tools used to measure environmental sustainability benchmarks. Field work applies both tools to cities in Colorado. Cross-listed with URPL 6548. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5464 -  Sustainability and Climate Change  (3 Credits)  

This course explores environmental sustainability in the context of climate change, emphasizing feedbacks and interactions within the climate-ecosystem-water-energy-food system. Course topics include climate and ecosystem modeling, climate data analysis, and testing students’ assumptions and inferences regarding various sustainability topics. Prereq: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to students with graduate standing.

CVEN 5480 -  Hazardous Wastes and Site Remediation  (3 Credits)  

Students learn to: (1) define and classify hazardous wastes encountered at hazardous waste-contaminated sites, (2) learn basic principles underlying currently available technologies for site remediation, (3) use EPA's technology screening matrix for technology selection, and (4) provide engineering design for selected remediation systems, e.g. ground-waterpump-and-treat, soil vapor extraction, soil washing, and bioremediation. Prereq: CVEN 5402. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5402

CVEN 5481 -  Sustainable Water Systems Policy and Planning  (3 Credits)  

To provide students with a working knowledge of sustainable urban water systems which are resilient, resource efficient and environment friendly. Students will learn about the various components of urban water and wastewater systems, including water resource management, treatment, transport and reuse, and how to evaluate, develop and design the various components in a sustainable manner. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5494 -  Risk Assessment in Environmental Engineering  (3 Credits)  

The process of determining the likelihood and extent of harm that may result from an activity or event. Topics covered are: hazard identification, dose-response evaluation, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. The subjects of risk management, risk perception, and risk communication are also discussed. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ENVS 6200, HBSC 7340. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to graduate standing majors in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

CVEN 5514 -  Matrix Analysis of Structures  (3 Credits)  

Matrix analysis of skeletal structures. Systematic formulation of stiffness and flexibility methods of analysis of skeletal structures. Application of modern computational tools to structural analysis,including introduction to the finite element method. Prereq: CVEN 3505. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3505 with a C- or higher

CVEN 5515 -  Introduction to Finite Element Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Systematic formulation and application of the finite element approximation to the solution of engineering problems. Topics include one- and two-dimensional elasticity problems, two-dimensional heat flow and irrotational fluid flow. Elements considered include triangular and quadrilateral elements formulated by elementary and isoparametric techniques. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Graduate standing (Grad or Non-Degree Grad)

CVEN 5540 -  Masonry Design  (3 Credits)  

The course will review the probabilistic approach for load determination used in modern building codes from theoretical and applied perspectives. The course is intended to study design dead loads, live loads, snow loads, earthquake loads, wind loads, construction loads, and load combinations for buildings. There will be off-campus events at times other than regular class hours. Other topics may be treated as time permits. Prereq or Coreq: CVEN 4585 or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq/Coreq: CVEN 4585 or graduate standing.

CVEN 5550 -  Highway Bridge Design  (3 Credits)  

Design of highway bridges in accordance with the ASSHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification. Topic coverage includes bridge planning, construction materials in bridges, bridge systems, design loads, structural modeling and analysis, design of concrete deck system, and design of concrete and steel superstructures. Prereq: CVEN 4575 and CVEN 4585 with a C- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 4575 and CVEN 4585 with a C- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5565 -  Advanced Timber Structure Design  (3 Credits)  

Design of wood framing systems including beams, columns, trusses, and diaphragms. Wood as a material, framing terminology, connection design, structural composite lumber, glued-laminated members, and plywood are covered. The course will emphasize on preparing students for a career in structural engineering. Prereq: Graduate Standing or (CVEN 3505 and 3141 with a C- or higher and Civil Engineering major). Cross-listed with CVEN 4565. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or (CVEN 3505 and 3141 with a C- or higher and Civil Engineering Majors.)

CVEN 5575 -  Advanced Topics in Structural Steel Design  (3 Credits)  

Plate buckling, plate girder design and other topics determined by class interest. Prereq: CVEN 4575 with a C- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 4575 with a C- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5580 -  Design of prestressed concrete structures  (3 Credits)  

To learn the basic concepts of analysis and design of prestressed concrete, which is essentially reinforced concrete in which steel reinforcement is tensioned against the concrete, thereby introducing compression in concrete and hence overcoming the tensile weakness of concrete relative to its compressive strength. Prereq: CVEN 4585. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 4585

CVEN 5585 -  Advanced Topics in Reinforced Concrete  (3 Credits)  

Advanced topics relating to design and analysis of reinforced concrete structures. Prereq: CVEN 4585. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 4585

CVEN 5590 -  Design of Prestressed Concrete  (3 Credits)  

To learn the basic concepts of analysis and design of prestressed concrete, which is reinforced concrete in which steel is tensioned against the concrete, thereby introducing compression in concrete and hence overcoming the tensile weakness of concrete relative to its compressive strength. Cross-listed with CVEN 4590. Prereq: CVEN 4585 with a C- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 4585 with a C- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5591 -  Design of Composite Structures  (3 Credits)  

The objective of this course is to provide engineering students with an overall awareness of the application and design of composite structures. Practical examples are discussed based on theory. Prereq: CVEN 4585 with a C- or better or graduate standing. Cross-listed with CVEN 4591. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 4585 with a C- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5602 -  Advanced Street & Highway Design  (3 Credits)  

This course delves into the art and science of designing sustainable and context sensitive street and highway facilities. Topics include road classification, transportation planning, road alignments, cross-section design, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, intersections, and street network design. Cross-listed with CVEN 4602. Prereq: Permission of InstructorPrereq: CVEN 3602 with a B- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3602 with a B- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5611 -  Transportation Engineering Statistics  (3 Credits)  

Covers statistical analysis methods for engineering studies in general, and for highway accident and traffic flow data in particular. Topics include data needs, sampling designs, survey methods, hypothesis testing, tests of proportions, non-parametric tests, analysis of variance, multivariate regression, and other tests of fit. Introductory overview of state and federal accident databases. Comparisons of accident rates by highway type, vehicle speeds, vehicle types, weather conditions and other factors also presented. Restriction: Graduate standing majors in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing or instructor permission. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to graduate standing majors in the College of Engineering, Design and Computing

CVEN 5612 -  Traffic Impact Assessment  (3 Credits)  

Covers (1) procedures to satisfy state and local requirements for transportation impact studies, (2) methods to perform trip generation, distribution, and traffic assignment for impact analyses, and (3) analysis of transportation impacts on residential communities, mode choice, regional business (downtown or suburban), peak and off-peak travel times, noise, safety, parking and pedestrians. A course project requires students to develop an application of analysis software to a case study area. Prereq: CVEN 3602 with a B- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3602 with a B- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5613 -  Traffic Simulation Modeling  (3 Credits)  

This graduate-level course introduces students to the principles, methods, and software needed to perform traffic simulations of alternative transportation modes in urban areas. Students will develop a case study simulation of their choosing. Pre-req: CVEN 5621 Highway Capacity Analysis or equivalent permission of the instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5621

CVEN 5621 -  Highway Capacity Analysis  (3 Credits)  

Covers the principles and applications of highway capacity analysis for freeways and arterials, ramps and interchanges, weave and merge sections, signalized and unsignalized intersections, roundabouts, pedestrian areas and transit. Emphasis is on level-of-service analysis procedures in the Highway Capacity Manual, although other approaches are also discussed. Additional topics include roadway characteristics, vehicle dynamics, human factors, speed and volume studies, travel time surveys and traffic flow characteristics. Prereq: CVEN 3602 with a B- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3602 with a B- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5622 -  Traffic Operations and Control  (3 Credits)  

Covers principles of traffic flow and analysis methods for surface street traffic systems. Emphasis is on network modeling and simulation of coordinated signal systems, together with unsignalized intersections and freeway junctions using modern software tools. Additional topics include alternative signal timing plans, signal controllers, vehicle detection systems for volume, speed, occupancy and ramp metering. A course project requires students to develop and apply modeling software to a case study area. Prereq: CVEN 5621 wtih a B- or better or graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5621 wtih a B- or better or graduate standing.

CVEN 5631 -  Transport Modeling & Big Data  (3 Credits)  

This graduate-level course introduces students to travel demand modeling as developed over the last 60 years. It covers the fundamentals of conventional models and data needs but also delves into newer "big" data sources and methods that will allow us to observe and analyze transportation in completely new ways. Restriction: Graduate standing. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Graduate standing (Grad or Non-Degree Grad)

CVEN 5632 -  Urban Transportation Modeling  (3 Credits)  

An advanced coverage of urban and regional transportation planning models, procedures and software. Mathematical formulations, properties, and solution algorithms are presented. Additional topics include methods of data acquisition from public domain databases for use in modeling software. A course project requires students to develop an application of modeling software to a case study area. Prereq: CVEN 5631 or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5631

CVEN 5633 -  Sustainable Transportation Systems  (3 Credits)  

This course examines notable topics in sustainable transportation: demystifies conventional transportation engineering methods; and explores empirical examples of why such methods are often misguided. The intent is to enlighten engineering students and help support planning/policy students interested in transportation sustainability. Restriction: Graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Graduate standing (Grad or Non-Degree Grad)

CVEN 5641 -  Transit System Design  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the components of transit system planning and design including station design and accessibility. The course focuses primarily on light rail design, but provides an overview of different transit modes. The instructors of this course have hands-on experience in transit planning, design, and construction. Prereq: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to graduate students

CVEN 5642 -  Transit Construction  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of transit construction necessary for successful project completion. It also covers how many different types of transit projects are managed and sustained. The instructors of this course have hands-on experience in transit construction, scheduling, and project control. Prereq: graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to graduate students

CVEN 5652 -  Airport Planning and Design  (3 Credits)  

National airport system plan, air travel demand, geometric design of airport facilities, design of airport pavement and drainage structures, and airport environmental impact. Prereq: CVEN 3602 and graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3602 and Graduate Standing

CVEN 5662 -  Transportation System Safety  (3 Credits)  

This is a graduate-level course on road safety that will: investigate contemporary safety analysis techniques; highlight the disconnect between the current safety paradigm and actual safety outcomes; cover drive, bicyclist and pedestrian safety concerns; and discuss notable efforts such as Vision Zero. Restriction: Graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: Graduate standing (Grad or Non-Degree Grad)

CVEN 5682 -  Pavement Design  (3 Credits)  

This course addresses both the structural analysis and design methods for pavements. Emphasis will be on mechanistic analysis. It covers very broad areas of properties of pavement materials such as concrete and hot-mix asphalt, base course, and subgrade; traffic loads, the design and performance of flexible pavements and rigid pavements; and drainage. Computer codes included in the textbook package will be used in the course, mainly because of its availability without additional cost. Other topics may be treated as time permits. Prereq: CVEN 3141, 3505, and 3708/3718 with a C- or higher, OR graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3141, CVEN 3505, and CVEN 3718 with a C- or higher OR Graduate standing.

CVEN 5708 -  Advanced Soils Engineering  (3 Credits)  

A unified treatment of the foundation of soil engineering analysis. Topics include stress-strain-strength of soils; generalized limiting equilibrium analysis; stability analyses of earth-retaining structures, slopes, and shallow foundations; probabilistic approach of stability assessment; computation of settlement of foundations in sand and clay and time-rate of consolidation and critical state concept. Special attention is directed toward the illustration of theory through practical examples. Prereq: CVEN 3708 or 3718, and CVEN 4718 or 4728, or Graduate Standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3708 or 3718, and CVEN 4718 or 4728, or Graduate Standing.

CVEN 5709 -  Settlement Analysis  (3 Credits)  

A unified treatment of settlement analysis on sand and clay. Topics include settlement of shallow foundation, settlement of deep foundation, and settlement of embankments, walls and excavations. Conventional methods of analysis and the finite element method of analysis are covered. Critical design implications are emphasized. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5718 -  Engineering Properties of Soils  (3 Credits)  

Engineering properties of soils, including index properties, permeability, stress-strain behaviors, shear strength, compressibility, critical state soil models and their application in interpreting soil behaviors. Attention also is directed to laboratory and in situ tests to examine the validity of shear strength and compressibility theories and their application to stability and settlement analysis. Prereq: CVEN 3708 or 3718, and CVEN 4718 or 4728, or Graduate Standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3708 or 3718, and CVEN 4718 or 4728, or Graduate Standing.

CVEN 5719 -  Design and Construction of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures  (3 Credits)  

Theory of reinforced soil; mechanical and hydraulic properties of geosynthetics; soil-geosynthetic interaction behavior; design concepts of GRS structures; design and construction of GRS retaining walls; design and construction of GRS embankments and slopes; design and construction of GRS foundations. Prereq: CVEN 5708. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5708

CVEN 5738 -  Foundation Engineering  (3 Credits)  

Methods of subsurface exploration and sampling of soils, lateral support in open cuts, control of groundwater, analysis and design of shallow foundations, analysis and design of deep foundations, bridge abutments and cofferdams, underpinning, and application of modern computational techniques to analysis and design of foundations. Cross-listed with CVEN 4738. Prereq: CVEN 3141 and 3718 with a C- or higher. Restriction: Restricted to Civil or Construction Engineering majors or graduate standing. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3141 and 3718 with a C- or higher. Restriction: Restricted to Civil or Construction Engineering majors. OR Graduate standing.

CVEN 5758 -  Foundations on Expansive Soils  (3 Credits)  

Expansive soils swell upon wetting because of the swelling nature of constituent clay minerals, particularly montmorillonite. This course studies swelling nature of different clay minerals, effects of wetting, swelling potential, swelling pressures, and design of different foundation systems. Prereq: CVEN 4738, B.S.C.E. or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5768 -  Introduction to Rock Engineering  (3 Credits)  

Nature of rock masses, geological exploration, deformability and strength, in situ stresses and deformation, rock hydraulics. Prereq: CVEN 3708 or 3718, and CVEN 4718 or 4728, or Graduate Standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3708 or 3718, and CVEN 4718 or 4728, or Graduate Standing.

CVEN 5780 -  Engineering Geology  (3 Credits)  

Studies geology as utilized in engineering and environmental practice. Emphasizes a conceptual integration of geologic materials, processes, and rates of change as a basis for successful application of geologic knowledge to environmental planning and engineering design projects. Prereq: MATH 2411 and CVEN 2121. Cross-listed with CVEN 4780 and GEOL 4780/5780. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 2121 and MATH 2411

CVEN 5798 -  Dynamics of Soils and Foundations  (3 Credits)  

Principles of vibrations of, and wave propagation in, elastic, homogeneous, isotropic media; laboratory and in situ measurements of soil properties; applications of these principles and properties to the design of foundations subject to dynamic loading generated by machinery, earthquakes, or blasts. Prereq: CVEN 5708, 5718, and graduate standing or permission of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5708, 5718, and Graduate Standing

CVEN 5800 -  Special Topics  (3 Credits)  

Topical courses offered once or on irregular intervals. Typical topics include: computer-aided structural engineering, pre-stressed concrete, non-matrix structural analysis, geotechnical aspects of hazardous waste management, geographic information systems and facility management, groundwater hydrology, engineering project management, structural planning, engineering practice, spreadsheet application, field instrumentation, hazardous wastes engineering, bridge super and substructure design, advanced steel design, hydraulic transients, foundations -- expansive soils, sludge process design. Prereq: Variable. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

CVEN 5840 -  Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  

Available only through approval of the graduate advisor. Subjects arranged to fit needs of particular student. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

CVEN 5939 -  Internship  (1-3 Credits)  

Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 5950 -  Master's Thesis  (1-8 Credits)  

Repeatable. Max hours: 8 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 8.

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.

CVEN 5960 -  Master's Report  (1-8 Credits)  

Repeatable. Max hours: 8 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 8.

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.

CVEN 6111 -  Dynamics of Structures  (3 Credits)  

Linear and nonlinear dynamic matrix analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom structural systems. Analysis and design for wind and earthquake loads including modal analysis and sub structuring techniques. Computer programming. Prereq: CVEN 5111. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5111

CVEN 6131 -  Theory of Elasticity  (3 Credits)  

Mathematical theory of elasticity and its applications to engineering problems. Discussion of the basic analytical and numerical methods of solutions. Prereq: CVEN 5121. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5121

CVEN 6165 -  Buckling in Structures  (3 Credits)  

Buckling of columns, beams, frames, plates, and shells in the elastic and plastic range. Post-buckling strength of plates. Beam-columns. Analysis by exact and approximate methods with special emphasis on practical implications and application of solutions. Prereq: CVEN 3121. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 3121

CVEN 6336 -  Urban Flood Control System Design  (3 Credits)  

This course covers urbanization impact on watershed regime, flood control measures, detention and retention system, infiltration basin, sand filter, water quality control basin, wetland preservation, storm water Best Management Practices, low impact development, outlet structure design, pond safety, stream restoration, overflow risk analysis and optimal operation. Prereq: CVEN 5333, 5343 and graduate standing. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Prereq: CVEN 5333, 5343, and Graduate Standing

CVEN 6738 -  Finite Element Method in Geotechnical Engineering  (3 Credits)  

Topics covered include: review of finite element methods, advantages and limitation of FEM for analysis of geotechnical engineering problems, one- and two-dimensional seepage analysis, consolidation analysis, incremental and iterative procedures in nonlinear analysis, no-tension analysis, simulation of construction sequence, simulation of soil behavior, simulation of interface behavior, and load-displacement analysis of earth structures. Prereq: CVEN 5708 and 5515 or consent of instructor. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

CVEN 6840 -  Independent Study  (1-6 Credits)  

Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

CVEN 7800 -  Special Topics  (1-6 Credits)  

Credit and subject matter to be arranged. Prereq: Variable. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

CVEN 7840 -  Independent Study  (1-3 Credits)  

Available only through approval of the graduate advisor. Subjects arranged to fit needs of particular student. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

CVEN 7990 -  Doctoral Dissertation  (1-10 Credits)  

Repeatable. Max hours: 10 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 10.

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.

CVEN 8990 -  Doctoral Dissertation  (1-15 Credits)  

Repeatable. Max hours: 15 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade with IP

Repeatable. Max Credits: 15.

Additional Information: Report as Full Time.