University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Civil & Environmental Engr

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. Prerequisites: MATH 022, PHYS 031.

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). Prerequisites: MATH 010, MATH 019, or MATH 021; Sophomore standing.

CE 100 - Mechanics of Materials

Stress, strain, temperature relationships, torsion, bending stresses, and deflections. Columns, joints, thin-walled cylinders. Combined stresses and Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: CE 001. Co-requisite: MATH 121. Cross-listed with: ME 014.

CE 132 - SU: Environmental Systems

Systems thinking and the systems approach as applied to environmental systems; sustainability, mass and energy balances, kinetics, ecosystem health and the public welfare, environmental risk, green engineering, water and wastewater treatment, air resources engineering, solid-waste management. Prerequisites: CHEM 031; MATH 019 or MATH 021.

CE 133 - Transportation Systems

Transportation systems planning, analysis, and design with foci on safety, modeling, decision support, and environmental impacts. Co-requisite: CE 010.

CE 160 - Hydraulics

Mechanics of incompressible fluids, flow meters, flow in closed conduits and open channels, elements of hydraulic machinery. Prerequisites: CE 001, MATH 121. Co-requisite: CS 020.

CE 162 - Hydraulics Lab

Performing various laboratory studies of flow and hydraulic machinery determine index; computer modeling of hydraulic systems; associated laboratory and project report writing and presentations. Co-requisites: CE 160.

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. Prerequisite: CE 170.

CE 185 - SU: Capstone Design I

Integrate knowledge from multiple subdisciplines of Civil/Environmental Engineering in team-based contemporary design projects promoting sustainability under realistic constraints (economic, environmental, social, regulatory, safety, constructability); consider risk, uncertainty, life-cycle principles, and environmental impacts in the design; professional practice; ethics; effective communication. Prerequisite: Senior standing; Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering major.

CE 192 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Department permission.

CE 195 - Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering.

CE 218 - Numerical Methods for Engineer

Foundational concepts of numerical integration, numerical differentiation, and numerical approximation and solution of differential and partial differential equations of the type encountered in the analysis of engineering problems and data processing. Prerequisites: MATH 271, CS 020; MATH 122 or MATH 124. Cross-listed with: ME 218.

CE 253 - Transportation & Air Quality

Air pollution sources, measurement methods, legislation, vehicle emissions formation, control and transport processes. Emphasis on emission factor and dispersion multi-scale modeling using latest modeling tools. Prerequisites: CE 132, CE 133.

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. Prerequisite: CE 151.

CE 271 - Advanced Structural Analysis

Virtual work, energy theorems, analysis of structures by the displacement method and the finite element method, non-linear structural analysis. Prerequisite: CE 170.

CE 285 - Geo-energy Systems

An introduction to Geoenergy technologies for subsurface energy extraction (shallow and deep geothermal systems, enhanced oil recovery, shale gas extraction) and secure storage of byproducts of energy production (carbon dioxide and nuclear wastes). Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 286 - Foundation Design

Subsurface explorations; geotechnical analysis, design, construction, preservation, remediation, and monitoring aspects of shallow and deep foundations. Prerequisite: CE 180.

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: Minimum Senior standing.

CE 380 - Advanced Soil Mechanics

Stress-strain-strength of soils, introduction to constitutive modeling, critical state concepts, applications of limit analysis and limit equilibrium methods in analyzing stability problems in geotechnical engineering, such as foundations, slopes and embankments and retaining structures. Prerequisite: CE 180.

CE 392 - Master's Project

Independent project related to civil and environmental engineering under the supervision of a Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty member, concluding with a written technical report and an oral presentation to a committee of two Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty members. Prerequisite: Permission of Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Coordinator or Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Chair.

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 Civil & Environmental Engineering.