University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Civil & Environmental Engr (CE)

CE 001 - Statics
Fundamentals of statics; composition and resolution of forces; the analysis of force systems in two and three dimensions; and centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing Engineering.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 002 - CE Graphic Design
Computer-aided and hand generation of: geometric shapes; dimensioning; pipe drafting; foundations and structures; survey plots; graphs and charts; topography; and highway geometry.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 003 - Intro to Civil & Envir Engr
Introduces Civil and Environmental Engineering through hands-on-design, group projects, inquiry-based learning, systems thinking, critical thinking, and computational exercises.
Credits: 2.00
CE 010 - Geomatics
An introduction to surveying including distance and angle measurements, leveling, traverse surveys, error propagation, topographical mapping, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing CEE.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CE 011 - MATLAB for Solving Engr Prblms
Engineering problem solving, computer programming, standard numeric computation, visualization tools, and systems thinking using MATLAB. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MATH 020 or MATH 022.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CE 012 - Geomatics Lab
Laboratory exercises in surveying applications: distance, angle, elevation, traverse, topography, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Pre/co-requisite: CE 010.
Credits: 1.00
CE 015 - Pollution & Solutions
Introduction to environmental issues and potential solutions. Emphasis on problem solving: description, decomposition, research, analysis, and performance evaluation.
Credits: 3.00
CE 095 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
CE 100 - Mechanics of Materials
(Same as Mechanical Engineering 14.) Stress, strain, temperature relationships, torsion, bending stresses, and deflections. Columns, joints, thin-walled cylinders. Combined stresses and Mohr's circle. Prerequisites: CE 1, MATH 121
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 101 - Materials Testing
Experimental stress analysis methods; fundamental properties of metals, plastics, and wood; effects of size, shape, method, speed of loading, and strain history on these properties. Pre-co-requisites: Concurrent with CE 100.
Credits: 1.00
CE 125 - Eng Econ & Decision Analyses
Comparing engineering alternatives; economic evaluations including costs, returns, taxes, and depreciation; project optimization with linear/non-linear models; scheduling; risk and reliability analyses by simulation. Prerequisite: MATH 021.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 132 - Environmental Systems
Systems thinking and the systems approach as applied to environmental systems with linkages to transportation; feedback and emergent properties; systems modeling; economics; environmental engineering introduction (mass balance, hydrology, air pollution). Prerequisite: Sophomore standing CEE.
Credits: 3.00
CE 133 - Transportation Systems
Transportation systems planning, analysis, and design with foci on modeling, decision support, environmental impacts, and economic evaluation. Prerequisites: CE 132. Co-requisite: CE 010.
Credits: 3.00
CE 134 - Engineering Systems Modeling
Applied numerical and dynamic simulation modeling with applications to groundwater, climate change, watershed management; economic decision analysis. Prerequisites: CE 132. MATH 271, CS 020 or CS 016.
Credits: 3.00
CE 140 - Transportation
Analysis of transportation systems; technological characteristics; the transportation planning process and techniques of travel modeling and forecasting for both urban and rural areas. Prerequisite: CE 010; Junior standing in CE, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
CE 142 - Structural Roadway Design
Properties of construction materials; design of mixes; analyses of pavement performance; structural design of pavements; highway earthwork, drainage, and construction techniques. Prerequisites: 141, 180.
Credits: 3.00
CE 150 - Environmental Engineering
Basic phenomena and theoretical principles underlying water supply, air and water pollution control, and industrial hygiene. Prerequisite: CHEM 031 or CHEM 025, MATH 022.
Credits: 3.00
CE 151 - Water & Wastewater Engineering
Design of treatment systems for water supply, groundwater remediation, domestic and hazardous wastewater, sewer design; semester-long design projects; ethics; environmental health impacts; governmental regulations. Co-requisite: CE 132.
Credits: 3.00
CE 154 - Environmental Anyl Practice
Analytical procedures used in measuring environmental parameters (includes BOD, COD, Alkalinity, Coliform). Fundamental methods applied to actual waste samples and subsequent data analysis. Prerequisite: CE 132.
Credits: 0.00 or 2.00
CE 160 - Hydraulics
Mechanics of incompressible fluids; flow meters; flow in closed conduits and open channels; elements of hydraulic machinery; laboratory studies of flow and hydraulic machinery. Prerequisites: CE 001, MATH 121, MATH 271, CS 016 or CS 020.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CE 161 - Water Resource Engineer Design
Formulation of water resource projects; development of design methods for: surface water, risk, storage, and control structures, open channels, and drainage systems; design project. Prerequisite: CE 160.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 170 - Structural Analysis I
Analysis of statically determinate beams, frames, and trusses; expected loads, reactions; influence lines; moving loads; geometric methods for displacement calculations; introduction to matrix analysis for trusses. Prerequisites: CE 100, MATH 271, CS 016 or CS 020.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CE 171 - Structural Analysis II
Statically indeterminate structural analysis by consistent deformation and stiffness methods; determinations of deflections by energy methods; matrix analysis for frame structures and computer-aided analysis. Prerequisite: CE 170.
Credits: 3.00
CE 172 - Structural Steel Design
Theory and design of steel structures including flexural members, axially loaded members and combined stress members; design of composite members; and plastic analysis and design. Pre/co-requisite: CE 170.
Credits: 3.00
CE 173 - Reinforced Concrete
Analysis of stresses in plain and reinforced concrete members; design of reinforced concrete structures; and theory of prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: CE 170.
Credits: 3.00
CE 175 - Senior Design Project
Student teams will integrate the multiple areas of specialization in Civil/Environmental Engineering in comprehensive design experience; professional practice; ethics; written and oral presentations to professional review panels. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 176 - Senior Design Seminar
Guest lecturers from private practice discussing professional issues; integration of multidiscipline teams from student design projects; and oral and written presentations. Co-requisite: One design elective; Senior standing.
Credits: 1.00
CE 180 - Geotechnical Principles
Characteristics and classification of soils; physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of soils; seepage; the effective stress principle; stress distribution, consolidation, settlement; shear strength; laboratory testing. Prerequisite: CE 100.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CE 191 - Special Projects
Investigation of special topic under guidance of faculty member. Library investigations, unique design problems, laboratory and field studies. Prerequisite: Senior standing; Department permission.
Credits: 3.00
CE 192 - Special Projects
Investigation of special topic under guidance of faculty member. Library investigations, unique design problems, laboratory and field studies. Prerequisite: Senior standing; Department permission.
Credits: 3.00
CE 193 - College Honors
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CE 194 - College Honors
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CE 195 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Civil Engineering.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
CE 210 - Airphoto Interpretation
Aerial photographic interpretation: principles of stereoscopic viewing, identification or airphoto features related to landform, vegetation, drainage, soils, topography use of airphoto interpretation in soil identification.
Credits: 3.00
CE 220 - Intro to Finite Element Anyl
Introduction to finite element analysis: applications in solid mechanics, hydrodynamics, and transport: analysis of model behavior: Fourier analysis. Computer project required. Prerequisites: computer programming, linear algebra, or permission of Instructor.
Credits: 3.00
CE 226 - Civil Engineering Systems Anyl
Linear programming, dynamic programming, network analysis, simulation; applications to scheduling, resource allocation, routing, and a variety of civil engineering problems. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Civil & Environmental Engineering or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 226.
Credits: 3.00
CE 241 - Traffic Operations & Design
Advanced concepts of traffic engineering and capacity analysis; highway and intersection capacity; traffic analysis and simulation software; design and application of controls. Prerequisite: CE 133.
Credits: 3.00
CE 245 - Intelligent Transportation Sys
Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), ITS user services, ITS applications, the National ITS architecture, ITS evaluation, and ITS standards. Pre/co-requisites: CE 140 or equivalent; Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 245.
Credits: 3.00
CE 248 - Hazardous Waste Mgmt Engr
Management of hazardous and industrial waste from generation to disposal; emphasis on pollution prevention within industry; waste minimization, recovery, reuse, treatment technologies; environmental regulations, risk assessment, costs and public policy; group projects. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Engineering or sciences.
Credits: 3.00
CE 249 - Solid Wastes
Significance of solid wastes from municipal, industrial, agricultural, mining; optimization and design of collection, disposal, recycle systems; sanitary landfills, incineration, composting, material recovery. Prerequisites: Chemistry 25, Physics 25.
Credits: 3.00
CE 251 - Envr Facility Dsgn/Wastewater
Design of wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities; sewage treatment plant design; equipment selection. Prerequisite: CE 151.
Credits: 3.00
CE 252 - Industrial Hygiene
Industrial hygiene problems; effects of pollutants on health; threshold limit values; emphasis on the engineering evaluation of hazard and control techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 031 or CHEM 025; PHYS 031.
Credits: 3.00
CE 253 - Air Pollution
Sources of air pollution, methods of measurement, standards, transport theory and control techniques used. Emphasis on source measurement and contaminant control design. Prerequisites: Chem 31 or 25, Physics 31.
Credits: 3.00
CE 254 - Environmental Quantitive Anyl
Course focuses on chemical, biochemical and physical processes; diffusion, equilibria, reaction kinetics, acids/bases, colloids, air/water exchange; laboratories demonstrate standard environmental engineering techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 032, CE 132, STAT 141 or STAT 143.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CE 255 - Phys/Chem Proc Water/Wstwater
Theory of physical/chemical processes for treating waters and wastewaters; reactor dynamics, mass transfer, adsorption, ion exchange, precipitation. Pre/co-requisites: CE 151, CE 154, or permission of Instructor.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 256 - Biol Proc Water/Wastewater Tr
Theory and application of biological processes for treating industrial and domestic wastewaters and contaminated ground water; microbiological considerations; aerobic and anaerobic processes; reactor design, in-situ bioremediation; bench-scale and pilot-scale experimentation. Prerequisites: CE 151, MATH 271.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CE 259 - Msmt of Airborne Contaminants
Quantifying airborne contaminants from processes and ambient levels. Laboratories demonstrate calibration and measurement, stack sampling and ambient air monitoring, and specific contaminant generation and measurement. Prerequisite: CE 252 or CE 253.
Credits: 3.00
CE 260 - Hydrology
Theory of precipitation, run-off, infiltration, and ground water; precipitation and run-off data; and application of data for use in development of water resources. Prerequisite: CE 160.
Credits: 3.00
CE 261 - Open Channel Flow
Application of the laws of fluid mechanics to flow in open channels; design of channels and transition structures; modeling; uniform and gradually-varied flows. Prerequisite: CE 160.
Credits: 3.00
CE 265 - Ground Water Hydrology
Principles of ground water hydraulics, well characteristics, aquifers, and use of numerical methods to solve ground water flow problems. Prerequisite: CE 160.
Credits: 3.00
CE 272 - Structural Dynamics
Vibrations, matrices, earthquake engineering, stability and wave propagation. Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate standing in Engineering or physical sciences, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: ME 270.
Credits: 3.00
CE 280 - Applied Soil Mechanics
Use of soil mechanics in evaluation of building foundations, braced excavations, earth structures; lateral earth pressures, pile foundations, caisson foundations, slope stability, and construction problems. Prerequisite: CE 180.
Credits: 3.00
CE 281 - Geotechnical Design
Subsurface explorations; bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability; analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, and slopes. Pre/co-requisite: CE 180.
Credits: 3.00
CE 282 - Engr Properties of Soils
Study of soil properties influencing engineering behavior of soils: soil mineralogy, physiochemical concepts, plasticity properties, permeability, and compaction: laboratory study of soil index properties, permeability, compaction tests. Prerequisite: CE 180 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CE 283 - Designing with Geosynthetics
Geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geocomposites, geopipes. Design for separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, erosion, control, liners. Applications in transportation, drainage, solid waste containment. Material testing, behavior. Prerequisite: CE 180.
Credits: 3.00
CE 290 - Engineering Investigation
Independent investigation of a special topic under the guidance of a staff member. Preparation of an engineering report is required.
Credits: 3.00
CE 295 - Special Topics
Content is dictated by expanding professional interest in newly developing, or recently developed, technical areas in which there is particular need or opportunity. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
CE 304 - Adv Engineering Analysis I
Analytical methods for the solution of partial differential equations in engineering mechanics and physics, including: eigenfunction expansions; Fourier series; Sturm-Liouville theory and special functions. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences or permission. Cross-listed with ME 304 and MATH 275.
Credits: 3.00
CE 305 - Adv Engineering Analysis II
Advanced analytical techniques for problems in engineering mechanics and physics, including: integral transform methods, Green's functions, perturbation methods, and variational calculus. Prerequisites: ME 304 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: ME 305/MATH 276.
Credits: 3.00
CE 321 - Engr Computations on Adv Arch
Engineering computations using multiprocessing computers, concurrent processing, algorithms for numerical approximation of differential equations, linear systems. Programming projects required.
Credits: 3.00
CE 359 - Appld Artificial Neural Ntwrks
Introduction to artificial neural networks. A broad range of example algorithms are implemented in MATLAB. Research applications to real data are emphasized. Pre/co-requisites: STAT 223, CS 016/CE 011, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 359.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CE 360 - Advanced Hydrology
Application of statistics to engineering hydrology; concept, use of instantaneous unit hydrograph; study of runoff models; flow through porous media; design techniques for water resources projects. Prerequisite: CE 260, MATH 271 or Instructor permission. Offered as occasion warrants.
Credits: 3.00
CE 361 - Fluvial Forms & Processes
Advanced topics in fluvial forms and processes; focus on river and stream restoration and design; includes journal readings, discussion, field trips and group design project. Pre/co-requisites: CE 160 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
CE 365 - Contaminant Hydrogeol&Remediat
Practical, theoretical aspects of contaminant hydrogeology, advances in technologies, mass transport and transformation in saturated and vadose zones; movement, distribution, and remediation of nonaqueous-phase liquids. Prerequisite: CE 265 or with Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
CE 366 - Numerical Method/Surface Water
Development of the governing equations for geophysical hydrodynamics/transport, shallow water equations, analysis and implementation of finite element/finite difference computational algorithms. Prerequisite: CE 220.
Credits: 3.00
CE 367 - Phys Flow&Trs thru Porous Mdia
The fundamental equations describing fluid flow and mass transport in subsurface systems are developed from first principles. Pre/co-requisite: CE 265 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CE 368 - Groundwater Modeling
The fundamental theory of groundwater hydrology is combined with concepts in numerical methods to provide the technology needed to study a real-world groundwater problem. Pre/co-requisite: CE 265 and CE 220 or equivalent.
Credits: 3.00
CE 369 - Applied Geostatistics
Introduction to the theory of regionalized variables, geostatistics (kriging techniques): special topics in multivariate analysis; Applications to real data subject to spatial variation are emphasized. Pre/co-requisite: STAT 223 or STAT 225, CS 016/CE 011, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 369.
Credits: 3.00
CE 390 - Adv Topics in Civil & Envr Eng
Special topics to intensify the programs of graduate students in civil and environmental engineering. Hours and credits to be arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CE 391 - Master Thesis Rsch
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
CE 393 - CEE Graduate Seminar
Presentation and discussion of advanced problems, research, and current topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering by faculty, graduate students, and outside guest speakers. Prerequisite: Graduate student in CEE Program.
Credits: 0.00
CE 395 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced topics in recently developed technical areas. Hours and credits as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CE 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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