University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

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 003 - SU:Intro to Civil & Envir Engr

Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, sustainability, ethics, systems thinking, teamwork in engineering, laboratories, hands-on design projects, and computational exercises.

CE 101 - Materials and Structures Lab

Experimental stress analysis methods; experimental verification of static force-displacement relationship for beams, frames, and trusses; fundamental mechanical properties of metals, plastics, and wood; effects of size, shape, method, speed of loading and strain history on these properties. Co-requisites: CE 100 or ME 014, and CE 170.

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 151 - SU: Water & Wastewater Engr

Fundamentals and design of sustainable systems for water supply, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, soil and groundwater remediation; semester-long design projects; energy and resource recovery. Prerequisite: CE 132.

CE 170 - Structural Analysis

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: MATH 271, CS 020. Co-requisites: MATH 122 or MATH 124; CE 100 or ME 014.

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.

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. Prerequisite: CE 100 or ME 014.

CE 182 - Geotechnical Principles Lab

Performing various laboratory tests to determine index, hydraulic, and mechanical properties of soils; computer modeling of geotechnical systems; associated laboratory and project report writing and presentations. Prerequisite: CE 100 or ME 014. Co-requisite: CE 180.

CE 186 - Capstone Design II

Student teams will integrate the knowledge from multiple subdisciplines of Civil/Environmental Engineering in a contemporary design project involving realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, regulatory and sustainability; professional practice; ethics; written and oral presentations to professional review panels. Prerequisite: CE 185.

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 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.

CE 250 - Fate/Transport Organic Chem

Chemical transfers between environmental media; molecular structure-reactivity models; chemical, photochemical and biochemical transformation rates; emphasis on predicting environmental concentrations and risk. Graduate student independent modeling project. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, CHEM 032, CE 132.

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 143.

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. Pre/Co-requisite: CE 160.

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.

CE 273 - Structural Design - Wood

Analysis and design of solid and glue laminated timber members and structural systems including tension members, beams, columns, beam-columns, diaphragms, shear walls, and connections; LRFD and ASD design methods; application of IBC for timber systems; current developments in wood design/construction. Prerequisite: CE 170.

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 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.

CE 395 - Advanced Special Topics

Advanced topics in recently developed technical areas. Hours and credits as arranged.