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CIE200 Statics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Review of vector algebra; force system resultants; equilibrium of a particle and rigid body; internal forces and applications to beams, trusses and frames; shear and moment diagrams for beams; centroid and moment of inertia.

Pre-requisite: MTH102 Calculus II and PHY111 Mechanics.

CIE202 Mechanics of Materials

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Review of equilibrium principles; types of stress and linear stress-strain relationships; axial, shear, torsion, and bending deformations; shear force and bending moment diagrams; and deflection of beams by integration.

Pre-requisite: CIE200 Statics.

CIE212 Computer Programming for Civil Engineers

[2–1, 3 cr.]

Fundamentals of computer programming and its application to solve civil engineering problems using MATLAB/MathCAD. Use of variables, arrays, conditional statements, loops, functions, and plots for numerical analysis in civil engineering and visualization of results.

Pre-requisite: CIE200 Statics, COE201 Computer Proficiency and MTH201 Calculus III

CIE302 Structural Analysis

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Classification of statically determinate/ indeterminate structures; deflections using the principle of virtual work; introduction to matrix algebra, analysis of statically indeterminate structures using Flexibility Method and Stiffness Method.

Prerequisites: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials and CIE212 Computer Programming for CE

CIE303 Structural Analysis – Soft

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Structural analysis using commercial software; computational model for trusses and frames: load cases, supports, linear static analysis. Results visualizations and assessment: axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams; deformed shapes.

Co-requisite: CIE302 Structural Analysis

CIE304 Stress Analysis

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Stress-strain formulations in 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D; introduction to constitutive theories of materials and failure criteria for engineering materials; design and analysis of pressure vessels; elastic stability and simple buckling problems of columns, plates and shells; introduction to linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) concepts and integrated design.

Pre-requisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials, MTH206 Calculus IV and MTH304 Differential Equations.

CIE305 Stress Analysis – Lab

[0–3, 1 cr.]

Laboratory demonstration of stress analysis concepts including: stress and strain measurements, failure of materials, elastic stability, and fracture mechanics.

Co-requisite: CIE304 Stress Analysis.

CIE306 Concrete Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Analysis and design of reinforced concrete members according to ACI code including: beams, solid and ribbed one-way slabs, T-beams, doubly reinforced beams, short columns, including development length anchorage, and serviceability.

Prerequisites: CIE302 Structural Analysis, CIE303 Structural Analysis – Soft, CIE308 Construction Materials, and CIE309 Construction Materials - Lab

CIE307 Concrete Structures – Soft

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Concrete design using commercial software according to established codes. Results visualization and assessment for beams, slabs, columns and footings: concrete section, reinforcement, development length, reinforcement layout.

Co-requisite: CIE306 Concrete Structures

CIE308 Construction Materials

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the geological origins of construction materials and the effects of geological processes. General considerations on the use of materials in construction, required properties, selection, testing, design, and quality control of civil engineering materials. Design and testing of ordinary Portland cement concrete, asphaltic concrete, masonry, steel, and wood construction; overview of composites and other materials in civil engineering.

Pre-requisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials and COE201 Computer Proficiency.

CIE309 Construction Materials – Lab

[0–3, 1 cr.]

Laboratory demonstration of materials testing and evaluation methods with emphasis on aggregate, concrete, and steel reinforcement testing as per national and international standard methods and specifications.

Co-requisite: CIE308 Construction Materials.

CIE320 Fluid Mechanics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Properties of fluids; hydrostatics and kinematics; basic equations and conservation laws: mass, energy and momentum; Reynolds Transport Theorem; steady laminar and turbulent pipe flow; dimensional analysis and similitude, flow measurements.

Pre-requisite: CIE200 Statics.

CIE321 Fluid Mechanics – Lab

[0–3, 1 cr.]

Laboratory applications in fluid mechanics including fluid measurements and properties; flow in pipes; Reynolds number; forces on gates; orifices; weirs; open channel flow; and pumps.

Co-requisite: CIE320 Fluid Mechanics.

CIE322 Hydraulics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Review of governing equations, design of municipal water supply and distribution systems, flow in pipes and flow regimes; methods of flow measurements; open channel flow with gradually varied flow computations; hydraulic machinery. Introduction to spillways, reservoir routing, well hydraulics and drawdown.

Prerequisite: CIE320 Fluid Mechanics and CIE321 Fluid Mechanics - Lab

CIE323 Hydraulics – Soft

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Analysis and design using commercially available software: municipal water distribution systems including pipes, reservoir, pumps and losses. Results visualizations and assessment: pressure, velocity, head losses.

Co-requisite: CIE322 Hydraulics.

CIE361 Surveying

[2–0, 2 cr.]

Basic measuring procedures for distances, elevations, angles, bearings, azimuths; theory of measurements and errors, leveling, mapping; construction and topographic surveys, traverses, adjustment and closure, subdivision of Land; area and volumes computations, road surveys: coordinate systems, triangulation.   

Pre-requisite: MEE211 Engineering Graphics

CIE362 Surveying - Lab

[0–3, 1 cr.]

Students will apply in the field concepts learned in class including basic measuring procedures for distances, elevations, angles, bearings, azimuths; theory of measurements and errors, leveling, mapping; construction and topographic surveys, traverses, adjustment and closure, area and volumes computations.

Co-requisite: CIE361 Surveying.

CIE400 Steel Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the AISC-LRFD design philosophy; discussion of the behavior, analysis and design of steel structures; design of tension members, simple bolted connections, introduction to welded connections, compression members, laterally supported beams, beams under torsion, and lateral torsional loading.

Prerequisites: CIE302 Structural Analysis , CIE303 Structural Analysis – Soft, CIE304 Stress Analysis, and CIE305 Stress Analysis - Lab

CIE424 Water Distribution and Treatment

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Physical, chemical and biological water quality parameters and standards; water quantity, population estimation and use factors; methods of distribution and design criteria and periods; stresses in pipes and pipe materials, distribution system related appurtenances; water treatment techniques: purpose, sedimentation, thickening, coagulation/flocculation processes and basin design, filtration, disinfection effect of climate change on water supply.

Pre-requisite: CIE322 Hydraulics and CIE323 Hydraulics - Soft

CIE425 Environmental Engineering – Lab

[0–3, 1 cr.]

Fundamental quantities, titration, standards, physical, chemical and biological water and wastewater characteristics and parameter determination using standard methods, data reduction, analysis and interpretation.

Pre-requisite: CHM205 Chemical Principles.

Co-requisite: CIE424 Water Distribution and Treatment.

CIE426 Wastewater Collection and Treatment

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Design of sanitary and storm sewers and related appurtenances,   mass balances and hydraulic flow regimes; reaction order and rates, analysis of experimental data, attached and suspended growth biological wastewater treatment systems including: activated sludge and its variations, aerated lagoons, SBR, trickling filters, RBC; basic nitrification-denitrification processes; oxygen requirements; introduction to sludge treatment and disposal; effect of climate change on wastewater treatment.

Prerequisite: CIE424 Water Distribution & Treatment and CIE425 Environmental Engineering - Lab

CIE427 Environmental Engineering – Soft

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Analysis and design of wastewater treatment plants using commercially available software: sizing of tanks; and effluent concentration. Results visualizations and assessment; effect of climate change on wastewater treatment.

Co-requisite: CIE426 Wastewater Collection and Treatment.

CIE434 The Civil Engineering Profession

[2–0, 2 cr.]

Introduction to the history and heritage of civil engineering; specialized sub disciplines; professionalism and professional registration and societies; continuing education; impact of historical and contemporary issues on the identification, formulation, and solution of engineering problems , impact of engineering solutions on the economy, environment, political landscape, and society.  The course involves teamwork researching topics related to the impact of contemporary engineering solutions including climate change. 

Pre-requisite: fifth-year standing.

CIE436 Detailing for Civil Engineers

[0–2, 2 cr.]

An introduction to computer-aided drafting techniques and design drawings using a CAD program and sketching to generate two and three dimensional drawings based on the conventions of engineering graphical communication, applications to different Civil Engineering areas of specialty.  A required team effort project introduces the preparation of working design drawings and consideration of production methods.

Pre-requisites: MEE211 Engineering Graphics and fifth-year standing. 

CIE444 Soil Mechanics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Formation and types of soils, field testing and soil classification, permeability and seepage analysis in saturated soils, stresses in a soil mass, total and effective stress analysis, stress-strain relationships and strength properties of soils, failure criteria, and theory of consolidation.

Pre-requisite: CIE308 Construction Materials and CIE309 construction Materials - Lab

CIE445 Soil Mechanics – Lab

[0–3, 1 cr.]

Laboratory testing for properties and characteristics of soils including: classification tests, soil compaction and relative density, hydraulic conductivity, shear strength tests, and consolidation test.

Co-requisite: CIE444 Soil Mechanics.

CIE446 Foundation Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Analysis, design and construction aspects of foundations including: subsurface exploration and soil characterization; design of shallow foundations based on bearing capacity and settlement calculations; earth pressure theories and design of typical retaining structures; introduction to deep foundations design.

Prerequisite: CIE444 Soil Mechanics and CIE445 Soil Mechanics - Lab

CIE447 Foundation Engineering – Soft

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Geotechnical analysis and design using commercial software including design of foundations and lateral earth retaining systems. Results visualizations and assessment.

Co-requisite: CIE446 Foundation Engineering.

CIE460 Highway Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Planning, design, and operation of transportation systems. Theory and practice of the geometric design of streets and highways including horizontal and vertical curves, traffic flow modeling, analysis, control, and safety. Introduction to the design of intersections, and interchanges. Introduction to pavement design principles.

Prerequisite: CIE361 Surveying and CIE362 Surveying - Lab

CIE461 Highway Engineering – Soft

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Highway design using commercial software integrating alignment planning and various geometric design elements. Results visualizations and assessment.

Co-requisite: CIE460 Highway Engineering.

CIE465 Transportation Systems Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Road vehicle performance, analysis and design of infrastructure systems, components of highway systems; planning and design of freeway interchanges, highway capacity and quality of service using High Capacity Manual methodologies, fundamentals of traffic flow theory and queuing analysis, traffic control and analysis of intersections, travel demand and forecasting.

Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability & Statistics, CIE460 Highway Engineering, and CIE461 Transportation Engineering - Soft

CIE466 Traffic Simulation – Soft

[1–0, 1 cr.]

Modelling and simulation of traffic control systems and components while accounting for macroscopic, microscopic and mesoscopic traffic models using static and dynamic network models. Use of traffic simulation programs, such as CORSIM, Synchro, VISSIM as tools for evaluating the effectiveness of alternative roadway and intersection designs.

Co-requisite: CIE465 Transportation Systems Engineering

CIE480 Civil Engineering Management Fundamentals

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Organization and management theory, understanding of business fundamentals as applied in the private, government and non-profit sectors; public policy; public administration fundamentals with applications. Principles of leadership, government regulations and responsibilities of the different parties involved in public construction, construction contracting processes, development of the different phases of a construction project, bonds and insurance requirements, funding mechanisms, dispute resolution processes, professional ethics.

Pre-requisite: INE320 Engineering Economy.

Co-requisites: GNE303 Engineering Ethics and Senior standing.

CIE485 Construction Planning and Scheduling

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Quantity take-off and price estimating, proposal preparation; scheduling methods and networks, application of construction control tools such as: CPM, PERT, repetitive scheduling method, and overlapping networks; resource allocation and leveling; time-cost tradeoff; budgeting , cost control and update.

Prerequisites: GNE331 Probability & Statistics, CIE480 Civil Engineering Management Fundamentals, and GNE303 Engineering Ethics.

 

CIE486 Construction Planning & Scheduling - Soft

[0–2, 1 cr.]

Use of commercial software for the operations, scheduling, planning, resource allocation, budgeting and control of construction projects.

Co-requisite: CIE485 Construction Planning & Scheduling.

CIE498 Professional Experience

[0–6, 6 cr.]

Professional experience through training in the execution of real-life engineering projects.

Pre-requisite: GNE301 Professional Communication, fifth-year standing and consent of instructor.

CIE499 Capstone Design Project

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course provides students with a design experience that is as close as possible to real-life design projects; students will work on multidisciplinary teams according to a team work plan and under the supervision of full-time faculty; each team meets separately with their advisors as needed to complete the work on the project but not less than three times during the semester; students choose from a set of predefined projects that have been approved by the department.

Prerequisite: COM203 Art of Public Communication and CIE436 Detailing for Civil Engineers.

Co-requisite: Fifth-year standing and consent of instructor.

CIE501 Pre-stressed Concrete Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the analysis and design of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned reinforced concrete members, and designing these members into the integral structure.

Pre-requisite: CIE 306 Concrete Structures I

CIE502 Design of Hydraulics Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the 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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE504 Case Histories in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Case histories in structural and geotechnical engineering, exposing the failures and limitations of the current practice and exploring state of the art solutions. Site visits and visiting lecturers.

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

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE506 Structural Dynamics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Dynamic response of structures, equations of motion, natural periods of vibration, damping, response spectral analysis, linear systems. Computer applications.

Pre-requisite: CIE302 Structural Analysis and Fourth-year standing.

CIE507 Seismic Design of Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to earthquakes, seismological and faulting mechanisms, earthquake loading on structures, design of constructed facilities and infrastructural systems under earthquake loads, risk assessment and case studies.

Pre-requisites: CIE 306 Concrete Structures, CIE506 Structural Dynamics, and GNE331 Probability and Statistics.

CIE508 Applied Elasticity

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to 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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE509 Concrete Foundation Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Design of reinforced concrete footings, retaining walls, mat foundations, pile caps, shell structures, in addition to other topics.

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

CIE510 Finite Element Method

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Stress analysis of solids: shape function, displacement interpolation, linear constitutive relations, element stiffness-matrix, direct stiffness method, assessment of model adequacy, error estimation. Stress analysis using commercial software.

Pre-requisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials and Fourth-year standing.

CIE511 Pavement Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

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 and CIE444 Soil Mechanics.

CIE512 Concrete Building Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Design of: deep beams, torsion in beams, stair cases, slender columns, bi-axial bending of columns, two-way slabs, shear walls, and load bearing walls.

Prerequisites: CIE 306 Concrete Structures

CIE513 Reinforced Masonry Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Properties, specifications, and construction requirements for structures incorporating clay brick, concrete block, and mortar; analysis and design of masonry structures including diaphragm/shear wall masonry structure design.

Pre-requisite: CIE306 Concrete Structures and Fourth-year standing.

CIE516 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: CIE400 Steel Structures.

CIE518 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: CIE302 Structural Analysis and Fourth-year standing.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE519 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Behavior

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Advanced behavioral concepts in reinforced concrete structures, including design philosophy, material behavior, confinement in concrete, short and slender columns, bi-axial loading, shear, strut and tie concepts, and bond and anchorage.

Pre-requisite: CIE512 Concrete Building Structures

 

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE520 Solid Waste Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Quantity and quality of municipal and industrial solid wastes, collection, transfer, disposal, treatment and recovery of solid wastes, hazardous and non-hazardous residues, solid waste management principles and processes, environmental impact assessment, environmental legislation and risk, and pollution control management; effect of climate change on solid waste management.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing.

CIE521 Hydrology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Occurrence of water, precipitation, interception, depression storage, infiltration, evaporation, transpiration, snow melt, well hydraulics, stream flow, data sources, instrumentation, runoff and hydrographs, hydrograph routing, probability in hydrologic design and frequency analysis, and introduction to hydrologic modeling; effect of climate change on hydrology.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing.

CIE522 Environmental Impact Assessment

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Study and evaluation of the impacts of large scale projects on the quality of the physical, biological, and socio-economic environment taking into account environmental laws and regulations and EIA guidelines, identification of impacts, quantification methods, mitigation measures, and monitoring plans. Case study involving the preparation of an EIA report including sustainability impact assessment and effects of climate change.

Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor or Fourth-year standing.

CIE523 Water Resources Planning and Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to 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.

CIE524 Air Quality Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Analysis of air pollution sources and methods for controlling emissions, with a focus on transportation-related air pollution. The fundamental chemical and physical processes governing pollutant behavior, and a quantitative overview of the characterization and control of air pollution problems. Analysis of key elements of the air pollution system.

Pre-requisites: CIE320 Fluid Mechanics, CHM205 Chemical Principles, and Fourth-year standing.

CIE525 Environmental Policy and Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Explores human made problems in the environment parallel with concepts in environmental ethics, management and policies so as solutions are provided concerning preservation of the environment. Topics covered are toxic and solid wastes, pollution of air, water, food and soil, climate changes; international and national environmental ethics, management and policies.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing.

CIE526 Environmental Remediation

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course deals with processes employing microorganisms, fungi, plants or their enzymes to return contaminated environments, such as polluted waters and soils, to their natural conditions. The control, optimization and monitoring of bioremediation is discussed as well as the environmental factors and microbial populations involved. In-situ, ex-situ applications and genetic engineering approaches are emphasized as well as effects of climate change.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing.

CIE 527 Environmental Microbiology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to environmental microbiology and the behavior of microorganisms in engineered and natural environments. Microbial interactions across the three major domains (Eucaryota, Archaea and Bacteria). Microorganisms responsible for biodegradation of organic matter, nutrient cycling, and waste treatment. Introduction to analysis tools for microbial ecology and engineered biological processes.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing

CIE529 Hydrogeology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the 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: CIE521 Hydrology.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE530 Irrigation and Drainage

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Irrigation practices and 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 and Fourth-year standing.

CIE533 Groundwater Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Flow of incompressible fluids through porous media, groundwater movement, and Darcy’s law. Introduction to groundwater production, recharge, quality, saltwater intrusion, aquifer management, and the differential equations governing the flows. Hydraulic conductivity measurements, confined and unconfined flow, and graphical flow nets.

Pre-requisite: CIE721 Hydrology.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE534 Computational Hydraulics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to 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. Numerical solutions using finite difference, finite elements, and boundary integral methods.

Pre-requisite: CIE322 Hydraulics.

CIE535 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Provides a thorough understanding of the subsurface environment as it pertains to the distribution and movement of groundwater and the movement and interactions of contaminants.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing

CIE540 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Advanced topics in geotechnical engineering including: Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD); design of deep foundations for axial and lateral loading; two-dimensional limiting equilibrium methods of slope stability analysis; design methods for slope stabilization; design of shoring systems such as diaphragm walls, sheet-pile walls, anchored walls, and braced excavations. 

Pre-requisite: CIE446 Foundation Engineering.

CIE544 Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Causative mechanisms of earthquakes and ground motion attenuation relationships; Dynamic properties of soils; geotechnical seismic hazards and their mitigation; response of soils to seismic loading; liquefaction of soil deposits; analysis and design of slopes and embankments for seismic loading.

Pre-requisite: CIE444 Soil Mechanics and Fourth-year standing.

CIE546 Corrosion Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the principles of corrosion engineering starting from the basic principles of electrochemistry and chemical thermodynamics until prevention and control of corrosion. Case studies from chemical and oil and gas industries are covered.

Pre-requisite: Fifth year standing

CIE561 Traffic Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to the effect of vehicular characteristics and human behavior on highway traffic flow and accidents. Traffic regulations, accident prevention, improving traffic flow on existing facilities, planning traffic systems, and terminal problems.

CIE562 Airport Planning and Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers a broad spectrum of airport planning and design issues. Introduction to issues that arise in planning airport systems and the development of new and existing airports, as well as the design of airport facilities to handle aircraft demand: aircraft runway performance and airport interaction, planning the airport system, and analysis methods used in airport engineering.

Pre-requisites: CIE465 Transportation Systems Engineering.

CIE563 Transportation Planning and Land Use

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Interaction between transportation and land use variables, including modeling requirements, impacts, and data needs within the context of good community planning and economic development; transportation management, administration, finance, system evaluation, implementation, and integration as well as incorporation of climate change in planning.

Pre-requisites: CIE465 Transportation Systems Engineering and GNE 331 Probability and Statistics.

CIE564 Mass Transit Systems

[3–0, 3 cr.]

An overview of mass transit systems; transit system planning including demand and cost analysis and evaluation; transit system design including route design, scheduling, and fare policy; transit networks and marketing; Para transit systems; future trends in mass transit.

Pre-requisites: INE320 Engineering Economy and CIE465 Transportation Systems Engineering.

CIE566 Highway Design and Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

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.

Pre-requisites: CIE460 Highway Engineering, INE320 Engineering Economy, and Fourth-year standing.

CIE582 Infrastructure Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

General methods of engineering systems management and the different types of infrastructure. Application of different methods for the planning and analysis of complex infrastructure projects considering possible financing alternatives, engineering solutions, and overall management issues during the life cycle of the project. Review of selected case studies from the Arab Gulf countries; climate change and global environmental issues.

Pre-requisite: CIE485 Construction Planning & Scheduling.

CIE583 Sustainable Construction

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Green building delivery system as an emerging paradigm in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. Theory, principles, history, certification process, economic and environmental benefits, and challenges of sustainable construction. Examples of best practices and latest technologies from around the world.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing

CIE584 Quality Management Systems

[3–0, 3 cr.]

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: Fourth-year standing.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE585 Risk and Natural Hazard Management

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Types, frequency, effects of natural hazards, calculation of return period, planning and designing engineering systems to survive natural events, mitigation of damage.

Pre-requisite: GNE331 Probability and Statistics and Fourth-year standing.

CIE586 Construction Decisions Under Uncertainty

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Application of decision analysis theory to construction project and organization decisions under uncertainty; decision trees and sensitivity analysis, utility assessment, multi-attribute utility theory, multiple sampling and decision strategies; bidding theory and use of probabilistic modeling and Monte-Carlo simulation to determine optimal bidding strategies.

Pre-requisites: CIE480 Civil Engineering Management Fundamentals and GNE331 Probability and Statistics.

CIE587 Construction Cost Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Cost engineering for construction organizations, projects, and operations. Construction financial accounting, project monitoring and cost controlling; construction financing, break even analysis, profit, earned value, balance sheets, and cash flow analyses; Cost indices, parametric estimates, unit price proposals, quantity take-off, cost estimation and bid preparation.

Pre-requisite: CIE485 Construction Planning & Scheduling.

CIE588 Construction Estimating I

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Quantity takeoff for residential, commercial and heavy construction projects. Methods to organizing the estimate. Different types of estimates. Quantity takeoff techniques and methods for earthwork, concrete, masonry, metals and structural steel, wood, doors and windows, finishes, mechanical and electrical.

Prerequisite: CIE306 Concrete Structures and CIE485 Construction Planning & Scheduling.

CIE589 Construction Methods and Equipment

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Advancement study of the application and analysis of construction equipment and methods. Topics include earthmoving materials and operations, drilling and blasting, shoring systems, pile driving procedures, dewatering foundations, equipment cost and concrete form design.

Pre-requisites: CIE306 Concrete structures, CIE308 Construction Materials and CIE446 Foundation Engineering.

CIE590 GIS and Remote Sensing

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Fundamentals of data acquisition and SIS, digital image processing, pattern recognition, feature extraction, and the use of geographic information systems in various applications. Use of GIS and remote sensing in mapping the effects of climate change.

Pre-requisite: CIE361 Surveying and Fourth-year standing.

CIE593 Construction Safety

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Construction safety issues, concerns, requirements and procedures. International, governmental, and construction industry requirements of safety and loss control regulations. Safety costs, planning, administration, inspection, prevention, loss control and drug-free workplace.

Pre-requisite: Fourth-year standing.

CIE596 Topics in Civil Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Special topic relevant to civil engineering. Course title and content are announced prior to registration time.

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

CIE598 Research Methods

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to methods for improving and developing research skills; including: principles of scientific research, ethics, writing skills, methods for compiling scientific literature, identification of research questions and specific hypotheses, presentation of research results, writing research papers, proposal preparation, and preparation of grant proposals.

Pre-requisite: Fifth year standing

Co-requisite: CIE599 Undergraduate Research

CIE598H Research Methods

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to methods for improving and developing research skills; including: principles of scientific research, ethics, writing skills, methods for compiling scientific literature, identification of research questions and specific hypotheses, presentation of research results, writing research papers, proposal preparation, and preparation of grant proposals.

Pre-requisite: Fifth year standing

Co-requisite: CIE599 Undergraduate Research

CIE599 Undergraduate Research

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Independent work performed by student with emphasis on research. Selection of topic and progress of work are supervised by a faculty advisor. Formal technical report and presentation are required.

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

CIE599H Undergraduate Research

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Independent work performed by student with emphasis on research. Selection of topic and progress of work are supervised by a faculty advisor. Formal technical report and presentation are required.

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

CIE600 Topics in Civil Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

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: Graduate Standing.

CIE702 Concrete Building Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Design of: deep beams; torsion in beams, stair cases, slender columns, two-way slabs, shear walls, and load bearing walls.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing.

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-requisite: Graduate Standing

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE706 Structural Dynamics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Dynamics response of structures, equations of motion, natural periods of vibration, damping, response spectral analysis, linear systems. Computer applications..

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

CIE707 Seismic Design of Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to earthquakes, seismological and faulting mechanisms, earthquake loading on structures, design of constructed facilities and infrastructural systems under earthquake loads, risk assessment and case studies.

Prerequisite: CIE706 Structural Dynamics

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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE709 Concrete Foundation Structures

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Design of: reinforced concrete footings, retaining walls, mat foundations, pile caps, shell structures, in addition to other topics.

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

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: Graduate Standing

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-requisite: Graduate Standing

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-requisite: Graduate Standing

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE713 Reinforced Masonry Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Properties, specifications, and construction requirements for structures incorporating clay brick, concrete block, and mortar; analysis and design of masonry structures including diaphragm/shear wall masonry structure design.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

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: Graduate Standing

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

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: Graduate Standing

CIE719 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Behavior

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Advanced behavioral concepts in reinforced concrete structures, including design philosophy, material behavior, confinement in concrete, short and slender columns, bi-axial loading, shear, strut and tie concepts, and bond and anchorage.

Pre-requisite: CIE702 Concrete Building Structures

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

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: Graduate Standing

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: Graduate Standing

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-requisite: Graduate Standing

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: Graduate Standing

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE727 Environmental Microbiology

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Introduction to environmental microbiology and the behavior of microorganisms in engineered and natural environments. Microbial interactions across the three major domains (Eucaryota, Archaea and Bacteria). Microorganisms responsible for biodegradation of organic matter, nutrient cycling, and waste treatment. Introduction to analysis tools for microbial ecology and engineered biological processes.

Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

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-requisite: Graduate Standing

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

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: Graduate Standing

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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

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: Graduate Standing

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

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.

CIE734 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: Graduate Standing

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

CIE735 Groundwater Hydrology and Pollution

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Provides a thorough understanding of the subsurface environment as it pertains to the distribution and movement of groundwater and the movement and interactions of contaminants.

Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

CIE740 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Advanced topics in geotechnical engineering including: Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD); design of deep foundations for axial and lateral loading; two-dimensional limiting equilibrium methods of slope stability analysis; design methods for slope stabilization; design of shoring systems such as diaphragm walls, sheet-pile walls, anchored walls, and braced excavations.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

CIE744 Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Causative mechanisms of earthquakes and ground motion attenuation relationships; Dynamic properties of soils; geotechnical seismic hazards and their mitigation; response of soils to seismic loading; liquefaction of soil deposits; analysis and design of slopes and embankments for seismic loading.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

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.

CIE762 Airport Planning and Design

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course covers a broad spectrum of airport planning and design issues. Introduction to issues that arise in planning airport systems and the development of new and existing airports, as well as the design of airport facilities to handle aircraft demand: aircraft runway performance and airport interaction, planning the airport system, and analysis methods used in airport engineering.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

CIE763 Transportation Planning and Land Use

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Interaction between transportation and land use variables, including modeling requirements, impacts, and data needs within the context of community planning and economic development. Advanced transportation management, administration, finance, system evaluation, implementation, and integration as well as incorporation of climate change in planning.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing 

CIE764 Mass Transit Systems

[3–0, 3 cr.]

An overview of mass transit systems; transit system planning including demand and cost analysis and evaluation; transit system design including route design, scheduling, and fare policy; transit networks and marketing; Para transit systems; future trends in mass transit.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

CIE766 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-requisite: Graduate Standing

CIE780 Construction Decisions under Uncertainty

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Advanced applications of decision analysis theory to construction project. Decision trees and sensitivity analysis, utility assessment, multi-attribute utility theory, multiple sampling and decision strategies; bidding theory and use of probabilistic modeling and Monte-Carlo simulation to determine optimal bidding strategies.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

CIE781 Construction Estimating I

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Advanced topics in quantity takeoff for residential, commercial and heavy construction projects. Methods to organizing different types of estimates. Quantity takeoff techniques and methods for earthwork, concrete, masonry, metals and structural steel, wood, doors and windows, finishes, mechanical and electrical.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

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: Graduate Standing

CIE783 Sustainable Construction

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Green building delivery system as an emerging paradigm in the design, construction, and operation of buildings. Theory, principles, history, certification process, economic and environmental benefits, and challenges of sustainable construction. Examples of best practices and latest technologies from around the world.

Pre-requisite: Graduate standing

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: Graduate Standing

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: Graduate Standing

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. Use of GIS and remote sensing in mapping the effects of climate change.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

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: Graduate Standing

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-requisite: Graduate Standing

CIE793 Construction Safety

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Construction safety issues, concerns, requirements and procedures. International, governmental, and construction industry requirements of safety and loss control regulations. Safety costs, planning, administration, inspection, prevention, loss control and drug-free workplace.

Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing

CIE796 Special Topics 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.

Note: This course has not been taught since Fall 2020 and will not be taught in the academic year 2022-2023.

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.