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Courses - Spring 2018
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ENCE100
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An overview of the department of Civil and Environment Engineering. Students are introduced to the undergraduate curriculum and will be exposed to other undergraduate and graduate students at various points in their program. The course blends panel presentations by seniors and graduate students, faculty and practitioners with a project and book review to be performed by the students.
ENCE200
(Perm Req)
Civil Engineering Computation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100, MATH141, and ENES102; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCE200 or ENCE202.
Formerly: ENCE202.
Development of knowledge and skills in managing, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating spatial information. Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are introduced in the context of civil and environmental engineering applications.
ENCE201
(Perm Req)
Engineering Information Processing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ENES220 and MATH241; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Corequisite: MATH246.
Credit only granted for: ENCE201 or ENCE203.
Exploration of algorithms for solving problems in several important areas of numerical computing: roots of equations; matrix algebra and the systems of linear equations; function approximation, numerical differentiation and integration; and ordinary differential equations. Issues of solution accuracy, robustness, and efficiency are also considered. Numerical techniques are presented in the context of engineering applications, and example problems are solved using a variety of computer-based tools (primarily MATLAB).
ENCE215
(Perm Req)
Engineering for Sustainability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM135; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Engineers have a key role to play in planning, designing, building, and ensuring a sustainable future. In this class, a problem-based approach is used to examine fundamentally-based analyses and approaches for engineering as sustainable society, with a focus on sustainable use of energy and materials, sustainable infrastructure solutions, atmospheric sustainability and sustainable water supply, and human population growth and resource consumption and its implications for sustainability.
ENCE300
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Behavior, physical, mechanical and chemical properties, design and performance of civil engineering materials, including aggregates, cement, concrete, asphalt binders and mixtures, plastics and geosynthetics, timber, metals and alloys. Modified and advanced highway materials (polymer and rubber modified mixtures, high performance concrete, composites, smart materials). Laboratory testing with hands-on experience on aggregates, Portland cement concrete, asphalt mixtures, timber and metals as per SUPERAVE, ACI design methods, and ASTM standards and specifications.
ENCE302
(Perm Req)
Probability and Statistics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: MATH246 and ENCE201; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Statistics is the science of data. Civil Engineers must often make decisions based on incomplete, variable or uncertain information. In addition, modern methods of design and analysis need to account for variability in natural, engineered and human systems. After successful completion of this class, a student should have facility and familiarity with established basic techniques for managing data, modeling variability and uncertainty, communicating about data and decisions, and supporting or defending a decision or judgment based on uncertain or incomplete data.
ENCE305
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Engineering Fluids
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220, PHYS260, and PHYS261; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCE305 or ENCE330.
Formerly: ENCE330.
The theoretical bases for fluid statics and dynamics, including the conservation of mass, energy and momentum. Modeling of hydraulic systems are introduced. Emphasis on pipe flow and open-channel hydraulics, with real-world applications.
ENCE310
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS260 and ENCE215; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introduction to the physical, chemical and biological systems relating to the quality of water, land and air environments. Fundamental principles will be emphasized, current environmental pollution problems will be examined and methods of pollution abatement discussed.
ENCE320
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering or in the Project Management Minor.
Credit only granted for: ENCE320 or ENCE325.
Learn the fundamentals of project management and the analytical skills for the management side of engineering projects.Topics include economic analysis, project screening and selection, organizational and project structure, scheduling, budgeting, resource management, life cycle costing, and project control.
ENCE325
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Construction Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in a major in ARCH-School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation; or must be in the Construction Project Management minor. And permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCE 320 or ENCE 325.
Learn the basic topics in sourcing, planning, financing, designing, contracting, constructing and operating buildings and other facilities in the built infrastructure. Topics include construction economics, design constructability reviews, construction process planning, contracts and procurement strategies, project scheduling and resource utilization, site layout planning, project cost and quality controls, temporary structures, environmental sustainability, project handover procedures, facility operation and management, IT-based tools for construction project and resource management.
ENCE340
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introductory study of soils in civil engineering. Soil origin, phase relationships and classification schemes. Soil hydraulics: capillary, effective stress, permeability and seepage considerations. Basic stress distribution theories and soil consolidation-settlement analysis. Integration of shear strength evaluation with slope stability analysis. If time permits, topics such as applications in geoenvironmental engineering will be covered.
ENCE353
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Structural Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department; and (MATH246 and ENES220).
The basic tools of structural analysis and design. Design loads. Equilibrium of external and internal forces. Shear and moment diagrams in beams and frames. Truss analysis. Influence line diagrams. The slope-deflection method and method of consistent deformation. Matrix stiffness methods for beams, frames and trusses.
ENCE360
(Perm Req)
Analysis of Civil Engineering Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE201 and MATH140; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introduction to systems approach and systems analysis in civil and environmental engineering. Introduction to systems analysis tools that facilitate engineering management decision making including optimization and computer simulation. Introduction to linear and nonlinear mathematical optimization including linear and integer programming, elementary nonlinear programming and dynamic programming.
ENCE370
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE201, PHYS260, and PHYS261; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Engineering problems of transportation by highways, airways, pipelines, waterways, and railways. Transportation modes and technologies, vehicle dynamics, basic facility design, traffic stream models, capacity analysis, transportation planning, evaluation and choice, and network analysis.
ENCE402
(Perm Req)
Simulation and Design of Experiments for Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Review of statistics and hypothesis testing, sample design and design o experiments, generation of discrete and continuous distributions and their applications. Introduction of simulation languages and simulation of discrete and continuous engineering systems. Output analysis, model validation and sensitivity and reliability analysis.
ENCE411
(Perm Req)
Environmental Engineering Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE310; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introduces the analytical techniques available to assess performance of engineering processes as they relate to water, soil, and air treatment and quality. The basic principles of environmental management, economics of waste treatment, by-product reutilization, and energy cycles are introduced and discussed. Alternative technologies are introduced and evaluated mostly by assessing their potential to reduce waste, minimize energy use, and promote sustainability. Students' activities include, a weekly lab to provide hands-on experience with environmental quality measurements and treatment techniques; on-site visits to regional industries that undertake sustainable practices; and a final research project where experimental design and laboratory techniques are used to assess interactions between technologies and natural systems and their potential for reducing environmental impacts.
ENCE412
(Perm Req)
Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE305 and ENCE310; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Examination of unit operations and processes encountered in environmental engineering field. Fundamental principles learned from previous classes will be applied into the design and operation of unit operations and processes, particularly in the area of water and wastewater treatment. Similar processes will be applied to air pollution control, solid waste disposal and hazardous waste treatment.
ENCE421
(Perm Req)
Legal Aspects of Architectural and Engineering Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor. And permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Learn the basic structure of the US legal system and court procedures and legal principles relevant to architectural and engineering design and construction contracts including principles of ethical, legal and professional conduct of engineers and architects.Topics include: contracts for design and construction, sales and warranties, torts and product liability, business agency and government agencies, professional liability of architects and engineers, labor laws, expert testimony, mediation and arbitration, tangible property including real estate, intellectual property including trademarks, patents and copyrights, insurance and sureties.
ENCE422
(Perm Req)
Project Cost Accounting and Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor.
Learn: the fundamentals of accounting; project cost accounting principles as they apply to project management; project cost accounting; and the fundamentals of engineering economics.Topics include: project feasibility analysis; reading and analyzing financial statements; cash management; cash flow analysis; depreciation and taxes; and impact on profitability; the principles of activity based costing; net present value analysis; the framework for project performance measurement, cost performance indices, and earned value analysis.
ENCE423
(Perm Req)
Project Planning, Estimating & Scheduling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor. And permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Learn the fundamentals of project planning, estimating, and scheduling. Understand the concepts of planning; to reduce uncertainty, improve efficiency of the operation, to set and meet objectives, and to provide a basis for monitoring and controlling the work. Be introduced to: the concepts of resource definition, assignment and management, and; the basics of project estimating (pricing) methods including global pricing strategies, types of estimates, pricing processes, overhead and profit, and project financing.Learn the basics of project scheduling including; bar charts, network-based methodologies, and linear scheduling techniques. Emphasis is placed on Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, a network based methodology. Be exposed to the use of scheduling software and will actually develop a CPM schedule for an actual construction project as part of a semester project.
ENCE424
(Perm Req)
Communication for Project Managers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor.
Learn the fundamentals of communications for project managers. Emphasis is on interpersonal and group communications; through voice, electronic, and written messages; project cycle and reports and presentations during this cycle; and communications for employment.
ENCE426
(Perm Req)
Construction Documentation and BIM Applications in Engineering and Construction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor.
Learn the basics of construction documentation methods, with particular emphasis on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Topics include: the fundamentals of assembly, coordination, and maintenance of construction documents and implementation of BIM techniques in the design and construction processes, and; a review of Autodesk, Revit, and Navisworks and other leading BIM software. Lectures from project management faculty supplemented by guest lecturers from the construction industry.
ENCE431
(Perm Req)
Hydrologic Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE305; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
An introduction to basic principles of hydrologic science including the hydrologic cycle, rainfall, surface runoff and streamflow. Special emphasis is placed on hydrologic engineering design of stormwater management and flood control facilities. Design projects are used to illustrate design practices.
ENCE444
(Perm Req)
Experimental Methods in Geotechnical Structural Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE353 and ENCE340; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
In the geotechnical engineering part of the course, major soils testing and their interpretation including classification, compaction, strength, and compressibility will be undertaken. The structural engineering part of this course covers test planning, loading apparatus, instrumentation, data acquisition and data analysis, as well as basic aspects of structural testing techniques and shake-table test.
ENCE447
(Perm Req)
Pavement Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE340; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Fundamental principles underlying the design, construction, maintenance and repair, and management of highway and airfield pavement systems. Pavement performance (functional/structural; evaluation); pavement mechanics (multi-layered elastic theory; slab theory); pavement materials (properties and characterization); environmental effects; current rigid and flexible design methods (new/rehabilitation); construction (new construction; maintenance/repair; rehabilitation); economic evaluation; pavement management.
ENCE453
(Perm Req)
Computer-Aided Structural Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE353; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Computer-aided analysis of structural systems. Unified matrix formulation of stiffness and flexibility methods. Slope deflection method. Evaluation of truss, frame, and grid systems. Non-prismatic and curved elements. Error analysis and determination of ill-conditions. Introduction to finite element methods; formulation of simple two-dimensional elements. In laboratory, use and development of CAD software.
ENCE455
(Perm Req)
Design of Steel Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE353; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Behavior and design of members subjected to fatigue, and combined bending and compression; plate girders, composite beams, open-web joists and connections. Methods of allowable stress design, and load and resistance factor design. Elements of plastic analysis and design. Framing systems and loads for industrial buildings and bridges.
ENCE466
(Perm Req)
Design of Civil Engineering Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Senior standing.
Additional information: Must be taken in the semester in which the student graduates.
A major civil engineering design experience that emphasizes development of student creativity, development and use of design methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, feasibility considerations, and detailed system descriptions. Realistic design constraints including economic factors, safety, aesthetics, and reliability will be imposed. Students will work in design project groups and be required to exercise oral and written communication skills.
ENCE472
(Perm Req)
Transportation Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302 and ENCE370; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Transportation engineering concepts including transportation systems analysis, airport systems, airline and airport operations, marine transportation and urban public transportation systems.
ENCE489
Special Problems in Civil Engineering
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE602
Project Procurement Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Fundamental concepts and techniques for project acquisition and procurement are presented. Students are introduced to the PMBOK Guide six-step procurement process and expected to develop an in-depth understanding of project evaluation, planning, financing, contracting, negotiation, and procurement execution. It will also cover emerging methods, principles, and practices in infrastructure project procurement, including Public-Private Partnerships, Carbon project procurement, and Clean Development Mechanism.
Weekly video conference Tuesday 8:00pm to 9:00pm.
ENCE604
Sustainabilty Fundamentals for Project Managers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Addresses the fundamentals of sustainability for project managers including best practices of modern sustainable construction and project management. Commercial and residential buildings consume about 40 percent of the energy used in the United States. Therefore, emphasis will be on the application of the sustainable development standards to the built environment, including the practical operational aspects of sustainable facility project management.
ENCE621
Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Definition of engineering systems, knowledge levels using information science concepts as applied to engineering systems, sources and types of knowledge and ignorance, uncertainty sources and types for engineering systems, probability models, statistical models, fuzziness, fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy arithmetic, imprecise probabilities, evidence methods, uncertainty measures, uncertainty management, uncertainty reduction, applications of these analytical methods to engineering systems and in decision making.
ENCE622
Construction Automation & Robotics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Civil program; or permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Covers advanced technologies leading to redesign and partial or full automation of selected construction processes utilizing industrial robotics. Lectures and presentations will cover topics such as basic robotic technology (robot kinematics and dynamics, industrial manipulators, mobility bases, end effectors, sensors, control systems, and robot task programming), design of automated construction processes, selection of means and methods for automated construction processes, robot ergonomics and safety, calculation of costs and benefits of construction robots in selected applications, engineering and economic feasibility of automation and robotics in the construction industry.
ENCE624
Managing Projects in a Dynamic Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
This course examines the nine principles simultaneous managers use interdependently and presents a theory of project management that is intellectually rigorous and consistent with pragmatic knowledge.
ENCE627
Project Risk Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE627.
Introduction to identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing risks inherent to engineering projects. Includes: probability modeling, choice and value theory, schedule and cost risk, risk mitigation and transfer, and contract considerations of project risk. Examples are drawn from construction, software development, systems integration, and other large engineering projects; and cover probability basics, subjective probability, statistical data analysis, introduction to decision theory, Monte Carlo simulation, value of information, and risk-based decision making.
ENCE641
Advanced Foundations Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE340; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Review of soil properties and subsurface exploration, evaluation and design of shallow foundations, including settlement and bearing capacity of spread footings and mats. Discussion of methods of soil improvement. Analysis and design of deep foundations including single pile, pile load testing, pile group actions, and drilled shaft foundations for both vertical and horizontal loads. Load and resistance factor design concepts will be presented.
ENCE644
Advanced Pavement and Civil Engineering Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE300.
Credit only granted for: ENCE644 or ENCE688P.
Formerly: ENCE688P.
Advanced course in Highway and Civil Engineering Materials. Dynamic Material Characterization. Elastic, Plastic and Viscoelastic Behavior. Energy Analysis. Physical and Mechanical Properties. NDT. Performance: Creep, Fatigue, Durability, other. Recent developments in Aggregate Evaluation, Portland Cement Concrete, High Performance Concrete, Conventional and Modified Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Polymers & Composites, Geotextiles, Smart and Self Healing Materials, Recycled and Reclaimed Materials.
ENCE645
Geotechnics of Waste Disposal
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENCE489X, ENCE645, or ENCE688X.
Formerly: ENCE688X.
Fundamental aspects of geotechnical engineering that apply to problems of waste containment and remediation, basic principles of containment systems, compacted clay liners and clay mineralogy, hydraulic conductivity of compacted soils, methods of laboratory and field hydraulic conductivity measurements, design of waste containment systems, landfill stability and settlement, geosynthetic liners, waste compatibility, contaminant transport through liners, leachate collection systems, gas collection systems, covers and caps.
ENCE655
Environmental Behavior of Organic Pollutants
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE651.
Introduction to the scientific data needed and methods currently available to assess the environmental risk of organic chemicals. Applications of principles from chemical thermodynamics will be used to study phase-transfer processes of organic pollutants in the environment (solid/water, solid/air, water/air). Physical-chemical properties of organic pollutants will be used to estimate partitioning.
ENCE662
Introduction to Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduction to project management including: overview and concepts of project management (principles, body of knowledge, strategies); planning successful projects (defining, specifying, delivery options, scheduling, budgeting); implementing (organizing the team, work assignments, team building, effective leadership); executing (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management); and closeout(performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management).
ENCE664
(Perm Req)
Legal Aspects of Engineering Design and Construction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Examines ways in which the legal system affects the design and construction process. Focuses on contract types and the relationships between the parties in different delivery systems. Covers basics of procurement protocols along with negotiating techniques and strategies. Topics include contract law, the relationships between the parties, tort and negligence law, and the statutory principles affecting construction.
ENCE665
Management of Project Teams
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Experience has shown that really excellent project managers are not only technically competent but that they have above average skills in human relations and communications. The course will prepare project managers to optimize the utilization of their most important resource: people. Relying primarily on a wide range of research and experience in the Project Team, this course will help guide project managers in building the other skills needed to be truly successful in the competitive Project Team.
ENCE670
Highway Traffic Characteristics and Measurements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE470; or permission of instructor.
The study of the fundamental traits and behavior patterns of road users and their vehicles in traffic. The basic characteristics of the pedestrian, the driver, the vehicle, traffic volume and speed, stream flow and intersection operation, parking, and accidents.
ENCE673
Urban Transportation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The contempory methodology of urban transportation planning. The urban transportation planning process, interdependence between the urban transportation system and the activity system, urban travel demand models, evaluation of urban transportation alternatives and their implementation.
ENCE674
Urban Transit Planning and Rail Transportation Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Basic engineering components of conventional and high speed railroads and of air cushion and other high speed new technology. The study of urban rail and bus transit. The characteristics of the vehicle, the supporting way, and the terminal requirements will be evaluated with respect to system performance, capacity, cost, and level of service.
ENCE677
OR Models for Transportation Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Fundamental skills and concepts of the quantitative techniques of operations research including: mathematical modeling, linear programming, integer programming, network optimization (shortest paths, minimum spanning trees, minimum cost network flows, maximum flows), heuristics, and basics of probabilistic modeling. Emphasis on the application of these techniques to problems arising in transportation.
ENCE688B
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Principles of Disaster Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course covers the complexities and unique requirements that arise in preparing for, responding to, recovering from and mitigating against natural disasters. It focuses on what the Manager should know to handle pre- and post-disaster projects. The course introduces underlying policies, programs and emergency management protocols related to managing natural disasters. It translates the lexicons of emergency management to align with project management tools and processes. The course also explores the challenges of executing and delivering projects and programs during each phase of the emergency management cycle. The student will learn to build disaster-resilient concepts and emergency management into project management processes and be better equipped to contribute to a more sustainable and disaster-resilience future.
ENCE688C
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Traffic Signal Control
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENCE688I
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Discrete Choice Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENCE688R
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Civil Information Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENCE689
Credits: 1 - 16
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Majors only. Other majors require permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE710
Steel Structures I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: ENCE656.
Moment connections of beams and columns. Wind bracing connections. Plat girders. Floor systems for buildings. Strengthening of beams and trusses. Corrosion control. Fatigue and fracture.
ENCE713
Concrete Structures I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: ENCE753.
The behavior and strength of reinforced concrete members under combined loadings, including the effects of creep, shrinkage and temperature. Mechanisms of shear resistance and design procedures for bond, shear and diagonal tension. Elastic and ultimate strength analysis and design of slabs. Columns in multistory frames. Applications to reinforced concrete structures.
ENCE715
(Perm Req)
Earthquake Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of instructor.
Formerly: ENCE755.
Review of SDOF and MDOF structural dynamics; characteristics of earthquakes; philosophies of seismic design; elastic and inelastic response spectra; design for ductility; principles of capacity design; design of structural systems requiring special performance criteria.
ENCE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Majors only. Other majors require permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Majors only. Other majors require permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.