Course Descriptions

CIE700 / Steel Structures [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to the LRFD philosophy. It covers the behaviour and design of steel structures, design of tension members, simple connections, compression members, laterally supported beams, beams under torsion and beams under lateral torsional loading.

Pre-requisites: CIE302 / Structural Analysis I and CIE304 / Stress Analysis.

CIE701 / Finite Element Methods [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers stress analysis of solids which include: shape function, displacement interpolation, linear constitutive relations, element stiffness-matrix, direct stiffness method, assessment of model adequacy and error estimation. It also covers stress analysis using commercial software.

Pre-requisite: CIE202 / Mechanics of Materials.

CIE704 / Case Histories in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is a selection of case histories in structural and geotechnical engineering, exposing the failures and limitations of the current practice and exploring state of the art solutions. The course involves site visits and visiting lecturers.

Pre-requisites: CIE302 / Structure Analysis I and CIE444 / Soil Mechanics.

CIE705 / Computational Hydraulics [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the formulation of ordinary and partial differential equations related to flow and transport problems such as flood waves, tidal propagation, shallow waves and transport of pollutants. The course also covers the numerical solutions using finite difference (explicit and implicit) schemes, finite element techniques and boundary integral methods. Also, the course comprises the measuring techniques in flow problems, data acquisition and online analysis.

Pre-requisite: CIE322 / Hydraulics.

CIE706 / Structural Dynamics [3-0, 3 cr.]

The course covers the dynamics effects of wind, earthquake, impact and blast loading, vibration of structural components and the damping effects.

Pre-requisite: CIE302 / Structural Analysis I.

CIE707 / Earthquake Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to earthquakes, seismological and faulting mechanisms, design of constructed facilities and infrastructural systems under earthquake loads, risk assessment and strengthening and case studies.

Pre-requisites: CIE302 / Structure Analysis I and GNE331 / Probability and Statistics.

CIE708 / Applied Elasticity [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers tensor notation, analysis of stress, two-dimensional elasticity, bending of earns torsion of prismatic bars, asymmetrically loaded members, beams on elastic foundations and elastic stability.

CIE709 / Advanced Concrete Design [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers advanced topics in concrete design that include: Combined Footings, Retaining Walls, Mat Foundations, Pile Caps, Torsion, Walls, Shell Structures, Computer Aided Design of Concrete, in addition to other topics of interest.

Pre-requisites: CIE306 / Concrete Structures I and CIE446 / Foundation Engineering.

CIE710 / Pre-stressed Concrete Design [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the design of pre-stressed concrete structures, with an emphasis on flexural design of beams and slabs.

Pre-requisite: CIE306 / Concrete Structures I.

CIE711 / Pavement Design [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the beam on elastic foundation, rigid and flexible pavements, highway and airport pavements, pavement performance and pavement systems management and maintenance.

Pre-requisites: CIE460 / Highway Engineering I and CIE444 / Soil Mechanics.

CIE712 / Design of Hydraulics Structures [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the history and background, function, planning process, types, analysis and design of culverts and bridge openings, dam appurtenances, intakes, aprons, chute blocks, spillways and drop structures. It also covers dam safety, stability and protection against scour.

Pre-requisites: CIE322 / Hydraulics and CIE306 Concrete Structures I.

CIE714 / Advanced Structural Analysis for Gravity and Lateral Loads [3-0, 3 cr.] 

Gravity and lateral loads that act on building structures. Load distribution and load paths through building structures to the supporting soil. Comprehensive study of live loads, dead loads, snow loads, wind loads, and seismic loads.

 Pre-requisite: CIE 302 / Structural Analysis

CIE716 / Advanced Steel: Design and Behavior [3-0, 3 cr.] 

Design and analysis of moment connections, plate girders, and composite beams. Plastic analysis and designs of beams and frames. Buckling and stability problems, and fatigue of structural steel members.

Pre-requisite: CIE 400 / Steel Structures

CIE720 / Solid Waste Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the quantity and quality of municipal and industrial solid wastes; the collection, transfer, disposal, treatment and recovery of solid wastes; hazardous and non-hazardous residues, solid waste management processes, environmental impact assessment, environmental legislation and risk, and pollution control management.

Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor

CIE721 / Hydrology [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the occurrence of water, precipitation, interception, depression storage, infiltration, evaporation, transpiration, snow melt, well hydraulics, stream flow, data sources, instrumentation, runoff and hydrographs, urban hydrology, hydrograph routing, probability in hydrologic design and the introduction to hydrologic modeling.

Pre-requisite: CIE322 / Hydraulics.

CIE722 / Environmental Impact Assessment [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the study and evaluation of the impacts of large-scale projects on the quality of the physical, biological and socio-economical environment, taking into account environmental laws and regulations as well as environmental impact assessment guidelines. The course covers the identification of impacts, quantification methods, mitigation measures, and monitoring plans. The course deals with a case study involving the preparation of an environmental impact assessment report.

Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor.

CIE723 / Water Resources Planning and Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the major issues in the planning and management of water resource systems, and the techniques — such as linear programming, dynamic programming and nonlinear programming — that are used to solve them. Practical problems in water resource systems such as water allocation, water quality management, reservoir operations, flood control, water resources management, basin modelling and flood and drought forecasting demonstrated are discussed with system analysis methods.

Pre-requisite: CIE721 / Hydrology.

CIE724 / Air Quality Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the analysis of air pollution sources and methods for controlling emissions, with a focus on transportation-related air pollution. The course also encompasses a summary of fundamental chemical and physical processes governing pollutant behavior, and a quantitative overview of the characterization and control of air pollution problems. The analysis of key elements of the air pollution system such as the sources and control techniques, atmospheric transformations, atmospheric transport and  modeling are discussed along with the effects of climate change.

Pre-requisites: CIE320 / Fluid Mechanics and CHM201 / Chemical Principles.

CIE725 / Geo-environmental Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.]

The geotechnical practice in environmental protection and restoration. The characterization of contaminated sites, preliminary site assessment, site investigation techniques and site cleanup and remediation technologies mitigation of the effects of climate change,  as well as the monitoring requirements, are discussed. The course also covers the methods of soil and site characterization for siting of waste repositories, the design of waste containment systems, including landfills, slurry walls and soil stabilization, as well as the applicability and use of geosynthetics.

Pre-requisite: CIE444 / Soil Mechanics.

CIE726 / Unit Operations of Water Treatment Systems [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the theory of aquatic chemistry and the principles of conventional and advanced unit operations, such as sedimentation, filtration, aeration, ion exchange, reverse osmosis for the treatment of drinking water and decontamination of groundwater, stability and conditioning, in addition to a detailed design of inlets, outlets and operational parts of the treatment plant.

Pre-requisite: CIE424 / Water Distribution and Treatment

CIE727 / Unit Operations of Wastewater Treatment Systems [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers wastewater characteristics and laboratory analysis, population kinetics and micro-organisms and their role in the various waste treatment processes, as well as process selection, oxidation kinetics, process modeling and control, sludge treatment and disposal, and unit operations and processes of wastewater treatment.

Pre-requisite: CIE426 / Wastewater Collection and Treatment.

CIE728 / Fate and Transport of Pollutants in the Environment [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course emphasizes man-made chemicals, their movement through surface and groundwater, air, soil, and their eventual fate. The course covers the physical transport, as well as chemical and biological sources and sinks, and the linkages to health effects, sources and control and policy aspects.

Pre-requisites: CHM201 / Chemical Principles and CIE322 / Hydraulics.

CIE729 / Hydrogeology [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the natural parameters, distribution of water, hydro-geological structures, movement and storage of water; methods of investigation, collection of samples, observation of water levels, measurement of aquifer properties, speed and direction of ground water flow, and hydro-geological models.

Pre-requisite: CIE721 / Hydrology.

CIE730 / Irrigation and Drainage [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the irrigation practices application systems, soil-plant-water relationships, irrigation system types, scheduling, effluent reuse, case studies, quantity and quality of stream flow generated in a drainage basin, and surface, and subsurface, drainage systems.

Pre-requisite: CIE322 / Hydraulics.

CIE731 / Urban Water Resources [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the urban climate, urban development effects on catchments responses, design of storm water drainage systems, master plans, management for water pollution, sedimentation, and erosion control, use of models for planning and operation, flood control, reservoir design and operation (linear and dynamic programming, and case studies.

Pre-requisite: CIE721 / Hydrology.

CIE732 / Advanced Environmental Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers reaction kinetics, classes and types of reactions, rates and orders, analysis of experimental data, applications, setup of mass balances, flow analysis of CM and PF regimes, detention time in vessels, flow and quality equalization, system material balances, sludge production in activated sludge systems, nitrogen and phosphorus removal, treatment in ponds and wetlands as well as natural systems, fate and transport of pollutants in natural waters, loading equations for streams, dissolved oxygen variation in a stream.

Pre-requisite: CIE426 / Wastewater Collection and Treatment.

CIE733 / Groundwater Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the flow of incompressible fluids through porous media, groundwater movement, Darcy’s law, groundwater production, recharge, quality, saltwater intrusion, aquifer management, differential equations governing the flows, laboratory and field methods of hydraulic conductivity measurements, confined and unconfined flow, and graphical flow nets and the use of analogs, as well as seepage control in earth structures, soil stabilization, drainage, geo-textiles, and construction denaturing.

Pre-requisite: CIE721 / Hydrology.

CIE742 / Foundations Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to the elastic and plastic theories of foundations, behavior and design of shallow foundations, behavior and design of lateral earth retaining structures, and an introduction to deep foundations design, and case studies.

Pre-requisite: CIE444 / Soil Mechanics.

CIE760 / Transportation Engineering II [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the analysis and design of infrastructure systems, components of highway systems, interchanges, intersections, execution methods and practices, and the basic design of major transportation facilities.

Pre-requisite: CIE460 / Highway Engineering.

CIE761 / Traffic Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the human and vehicular characteristics, as they affect highway traffic flow, traffic regulations, accident cause and prevention, improving the flow on existing facilities, planning traffic systems, and terminal problems.

CIE782 / Infrastructure Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the general methods of engineering systems management, and the different types of infrastructure. The course analyzes the possible financing and engineering solutions, and alternatives, as well as the overall management during the life cycle of the project.

Pre-requisite: CIE485 / Construction Plan. &Scheduling

CIE784 / Quality Management Systems [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to quality management systems, ISO 9000, 14000, Total Quality Management, and the applications of QMS to engineering and management of large projects, systems, and organizations.

Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor.

CIE785 / Risk and Natural Hazard Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the types, frequency, and the effects of natural hazards, the calculation of the return period, and the planning and designing of engineering systems to survive natural events, as well as the mitigation of damage.

Pre-requisite: GNE331 / Probability and Statistics.

CIE786 / Highway Design and Management [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an introduction to highway networks, their engineering and management characteristics, and their maintenance and performance issues, financing and cost recovery methods, and integrated solutions and information technology tools (use of HDM tools by the World Road Association PIARC).

Pre-requisites: CIE460 / Highway Engineering I and INE320 / Engineering Economy.

CIE787 / Concrete and Steel Construction [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the selection and planning of construction methods for modern concrete and steel structures, including bridges, high-rise buildings, sea structures, structural steel erection, and the heavy industrial plants including special forming and heavy erection and false-work.

Pre-requisites: CIE306 / Concrete Structures I, CIE400 / Steel Structures, and CIE485 / Construction Plan. &Scheduling

CIE788 / GIS and Remote Sensing [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the fundamentals of sensing earth resources, data acquisition and sis, aircraft and satellite images, digital image processing, pattern recognition, feature extraction, and the geographic information systems in various applications, using GIS software use of GIS and remote sensing in mapping the effects of climate change .

Pre-requisite: CIE361 / Surveying.

CIE789 / Cost Engineering and Control [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers cost engineering for construction organizations, projects, and operations. It encompasses construction financing, break-even, profit, and cash flow analyses, and capital budgeting, as well as the equipment cost and procurement decisions. Construction financial accounting, cost accounting, cost control systems, and databases are discussed, as well as cost indices, parametric estimates, and unit price proposals, measuring work and settling claims.

Pre-requisite: CIE485 / Construction Plan. &Scheduling

CIE790 / Construction Methods [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is an advancement study of the application and analysis of construction equipment and methods. Topics include drilling, blasting, tunneling, dewatering foundations, and rigging studies.

Pre-requisites: CIE308 / Construction Materials and CIE306 / Concrete Structures I.

CIE791 / Project Scheduling [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers the basic critical path planning, and scheduling, with arrow and precedence networks. The course is an introduction to resource leveling, and least cost scheduling, including time-cost tradeoff analysis, and schedule control.

Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor.

CIE792 / Project Contracting [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course covers construction and contracting for contractors, owners and engineers, industry structure, the types of contracts and delivery systems of construction, and the planning, estimating, quantity takeoff and pricing, labor and equipment estimate, as well as the proposal preparation. Students use contract documents to prepare detailed estimates.

Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor.

CIE799 / Special Topic Course [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is a special topic course which can be offered in any of the concentration areas. When offered, it is counted towards the Degree requirements as a regular course.

Pre-requisite: To be announced prior to registration time.

CIE891 / Project Course [3-0, 3 cr.]

This course is a project course in any of the concentration areas. It can be taken by the Graduate student seeking a non-thesis Master’s degree. It is contingent upon the Advisor’s approval. The student is limited to one project course per degree.

Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor.

CIE899 / Thesis [6-0, 6 cr.]

This course is an independent work performed by students with emphasis on research, and leading to original contribution to knowledge. The selection of the topic and the progress of the work are supervised by a Faculty Advisor. The student is limited to one thesis course per degree.

Pre-requisite: Consent of the instructor.

Last modified: September 26, 2017