Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2006

CIVIL ENGINEERING

The Department of Civil Engineering offers the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Plan A and Plan B available), Master of Civil Engineering (Plan B), and Ph.D. with specialization in the following areas:

Civil Engineering Materials
Construction Engineering and Management
Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Hydraulics Engineering
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Water Resources Engineering

These areas utilize courses from other departments and such inter-departmental programs are encouraged. Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geology, Biology, and Chemistry are some of the departments whose offerings contribute to the programs in Civil Engineering.

For the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.) degree Plan A, 24 credit hours of course work and a thesis are required to fulfill degree requirements.

For the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (M.S.C.E.) degree Plan B, a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate work are required, including at least 3 credit hours of independent work. The requirement for independent work may be satisfied by either taking an approved curriculum of courses which contain integral independent study components totalling a minimum of 3 credit hours, or by completing at least three credit hours of CE 790 and/or CE 791.

Students who wish to complete the independent work requirement by choosing from an approved curriculum of courses containing integral independent study components, shall present a plan of study which satisfies this requirement, and all other Graduate School requirements, to the Director of Graduate Studies for approval before the completion of 12 credit hours of graduate course work. Preferably this should occur no later than the end of the first semester of graduate residence.

The requirement for all independent work must be satisfied under the direction of one faculty member (for students choosing a CE790 and/or CE791), or several faculty members (for students following an approved curriculum of courses), who will assign, monitor, and evaluate the student's work as part of the specific course. Written reports will usually represent the work product to be evaluated.

All students must pass a Final Examination as specified by the rules of the Graduate School. The contents and style of the examination, and the evaluation of the student's performance, are the responsibility of a Graduate Faculty committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.

The Ph.D. degree has no formal course requirement, but students must pass the Qualifying Examination before entering candidacy.

There is no language requirement for the M.C.E., M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering.

Admission Requirements

In addition to satisfying general Graduate School and College of Engineering admissions requirements (a GPA of 2.8/4.0 on all undergraduate work is normally required), applicants for admission to the M.C.E., M.S.C.E., and Ph.D. degree programs in Civil Engineering must have been awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from an engineering program accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

This requirement may be waived for applicants who have been awarded bachelor's degrees other than in engineering or from unaccredited engineering programs (including those offered by foreign institutions) if the applicant has received an acceptable score on the Advanced Engineering Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Students with undergraduate majors not in engineering must also take a certain number of undergraduate remedial courses.

Neither the M.C.E, the M.S.C.E. degree nor the Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering will be conferred unless the candidates have successfully completed, during their undergraduate and/or graduate careers, at least one basic course in at least four of the following seven areas: civil engineering materials, fluid mechanics, geotechnical engineering, surveying, structural or solid mechanics, transportation engineering, and water quality engineering.

It is also required that a minimum GRE score of 1000 and 1100 (combination of verbal and quantitative sections) be obtained by Master's and Ph.D. degree applicants respectively. Scores on the analytical portion are also considered. Foreign applicants whose native language is other than English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score at least 550 on the written version or the equivalent on the computer version it before they can be admitted.

The Department of Civil Engineering has many well-equipped laboratories with active research programs in most areas. The research programs provide financial assistance for graduate students. In addition, financial assistance is available through teaching assistantships and a limited number of traineeships, fellowships and scholarships.

Information about the graduate program in Civil Engineering can be obtained by writing the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Civil Engineering.

GRADUATE COURSES

CE 461G HYDROLOGY (3)

CE 471G SOIL MECHANICS (4)

CE 486G REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES (3)

CE 487G STEEL STRUCTURES (3)

CE 503 CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING (3)

CE 505 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT (3)

CE 506 THE ENGINEER, THE LAW, AND THE ENVIRONMENT (3)

CE 517 BOUNDARY LOCATION PRINCIPLES (3)

CE 518 ADVANCED SURVEYING (3)

CE 521 ENGINEERING ECONOMY (3)

CE 525 CIVIL ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3)

CE 531 TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES DESIGN AND OPERATIONS (3)

CE 533 RAILROAD FACILITIES DESIGN AND ANALYSIS (3)

CE 534 PAVEMENT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND MANAGEMENT (3)

CE 539 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DESIGN (4)

CE 546 FLUVIAL HYDRAULICS (SAME AS BAE 536) (3)

CE 549 ENGINEERING HYDRAULICS (SAME AS BAE 545) (3)

CE 555 MICROBIAL ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3)

CE 556 SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT (SAME AS BAE 556) (3)

CE 560 GROUNDWATER MODELING (3)

CE 569 WATER RESOURCES SYSTEM DESIGN (SAME AS BAE 569) (4)

CE 579 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING (3)

CE 580 ASPHALT MIX DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (3)

CE 581 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS II (3)

CE 582 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL MECHANICS (3)

CE 583 SUSPENSION BRIDGES (3)

CE 584 DESIGN OF TIMBER AND MASONRY STRUCTURES (3)

CE 585 CIVIL ENGINEERING FAILURES (3)

CE 586 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE (3)

CE 589 DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS (3)

CE 599 TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-4)

CE 601 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT (3)

CE 602 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3)

CE 605 NEW ENGINEERING ENTERPRISES (3)

CE 631 URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (SAME AS GEO 643) (3)

CE 633 AIR TRANSPORT ENGINEERING (3)

CE 634 TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS (3)

CE 635 HIGHWAY SAFETY (3)

CE 641 MECHANICS OF LIQUID FLOW IN PIPES (3)

CE 642 OPEN CHANNEL FLOW (SAME AS BAE 642) (3)

CE 651 FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER QUALITY CONTROL I (3)

CE 652 FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER QUALITY CONTROL II (3)

CE 653 WATER QUALITY IN SURFACE WATERS (SAME AS BAE 653) (3)

CE 654 PRINCIPLES OF WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESSES (3)

CE 655 WATER SANITATION AND HEALTH (3)

CE 660 GROUNDWATER HYDROLOGY (SAME AS BAE 638) (3)

CE 662 STOCHASTIC HYDROLOGY (3)

CE 665 WATER RESOURCES SYSTEMS (SAME AS BAE 665) (3)

CE 667 STORMWATER MODELING (SAME AS BAE 667) (3)

CE 671 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS (3)

CE 676 GROUNDWATER AND SEEPAGE (3)

CE 679 GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING (3)

CE 681 ADVANCED CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS (3)

CE 682 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3)

CE 684 SLAB AND FOLDED PLATE STRUCTURES (3)

CE 686 ADVANCED REINFORCED CONCRETE THEORY (3)

CE 687 ADVANCED METAL STRUCTURES (3)

CE 699 TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-4)

CE 709 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN CONSTRUCTION (3)

CE 748 MASTER'S THESIS RESEARCH (0)

CE 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH (0)

CE 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR MASTER'S DEGREE (1-6)

CE 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR DOCTOR'S DEGREE (0-12)

CE 772 EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN SOIL MECHANICS (3)

CE 779 ADVANCED GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING (3)

CE 782 DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES (3)

CE 783 STRUCTURAL FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (3)

CE 784 SHELL STRUCTURES (3)

CE 790 SPECIAL RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-6)

CE 791 SPECIAL DESIGN PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-6)

EGR 537 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS (SAME AS CS/MA 537) (3)

EGR 599 TOPICS IN ENGINEERING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (1-3)

EGR 611 BOUNDARY ELEMENT METHODS IN ENGINEERING (SAME AS ME 611) (3)

EGR 621 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN ENGINEERING (3)

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