Civil Engineering

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE): 45.0 quarter credits
Doctor of Philosophy: 90.0 quarter credits

About the Program

Objectives

The graduate program in civil engineering offers students the opportunity to develop a more fundamental and complete understanding of the principles that govern their field as well as current design methodology. Students are encouraged to be innovative and imaginative in their quest for recognizing, stating, analyzing, and solving engineering problems.

The goal of the master’s program is to develop technical depth of expertise for a professional career in the planning, design, construction, and operation of large-scale infrastructure systems, built facilities, and water resources management. The goal of the PhD program is to develop the abilities to discover, pursue, and apply basic knowledge. PhD recipients are prepared to engage in teaching and research or in an industrial career in the development of new concepts and innovative systems.

General Information

The civil engineering programs comprise the following areas of specialization: building systems, geotechnical engineering, hydraulic and coastal engineering, structural engineering, and water resources.

For more information, visit the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering web page.

Admission Requirements

MS admission is based on an academic record demonstrating adequate preparation and potential for successful graduate study. This typically includes a BS from an engineering curriculum accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or the equivalent from a non-U.S. institution. Submission of results from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is usually required. Graduates who do not have a bachelor's degree in either Civil, Architectural or Environmental Engineering may be required to take preparatory undergraduate courses.

For additional information on how to apply, visit Drexel's Admissions page for Civil Engineering.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

The programs of study at the master’s level continue the specialization developed at the senior level of the undergraduate program or newly developed interests. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program may be elected by graduates of ABET-accredited undergraduate programs in civil engineering and related fields. Admission and prerequisites are determined on the basis of a student’s undergraduate transcript.

Most MSCE graduates work as professional engineers in consulting firms, industry, or governmental agencies. A number of our graduates have started consulting and construction firms in the Philadelphia area and have been very successful. Other former students hold prominent positions in public utilities, local government agencies, and industry.

The full-time graduate academic program is closely associated with the research efforts of the faculty. Full-time master’s degree candidates are encouraged to base their master’s thesis on some aspect of faculty research. The one-to-one relationship between student and faculty member provides an invaluable learning experience. The General (Aptitude) Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for applicants pursuing full-time study.

The master’s degree requires a total of 45.0 credits, of which 24.0 credits must be in the major field of interest and 6.0 credits are to fulfill math requirements. The remaining credits are taken as electives in related areas. The choice of core and elective courses is made in consultation with the student’s graduate advisor.

Areas of concentration include:

  • Structural
  • Geotechnical/geoenvironmental/geosynthetics
  • Water resources
  • Building systems/energy

Dual graduate degrees are possible. Among the more popular programs are combining the MS in Civil Engineering with an MS in Environmental Engineering, or Engineering Management. The required credits must meet all civil engineering program requirements and will be determined on the basis of the student’s proposed program of study.

PhD in Civil Engineering

The PhD degree is awarded for original research on a significant civil engineering problem. Graduate students who have completed their MS degrees work closely with individual faculty members (see Faculty Research Interests below). PhD dissertation research is usually supported by a research grant from a government agency or an industrial contract.

The full-time graduate academic program is closely associated with the research efforts of the faculty. The General (Aptitude) Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for applicants pursing full-time study.

Doctoral students normally take at least 45.0 credits, including research credits, beyond the master’s degree requirements. Full-time residency for one continuous academic year is required for the PhD degree to ensure students the opportunity for intellectual association with other scholars. Many doctoral students take two, three, or four years of full-time graduate study to complete their degrees. Involvement in the teaching activity of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department is required of all PhD applicants.

After approximately one year of study beyond the master’s degree, doctoral students take a candidacy examination, consisting of written and oral parts. Each PhD candidate is supervised by a major professor and a doctoral committee chaired by the major professor.

PhD candidates submit a detailed proposal for dissertation research to the doctoral committee. The students then take a proposal examination; successful completion of this examination is required to become a PhD candidate. After approval of the proposal, the committee meets from time to time to review the progress of the research. The dissertation must be submitted to the doctoral committee at least 90 days before the graduation date. The committee schedules and conducts a final oral examination before approval of the dissertation.

Areas of research include:

  • Structural
  • Geotechnical/geoenvironmental/geosynthetics
  • Water resources
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Building systems/energy

Dual Degree Programs

Civil Engineering students may find it useful to pursue dual MS degrees. Such programs have been pursued in concert with Environmental Engineering/Science, Mechanical Engineering, Information Studies and Engineering Management. A dual degree student must complete the required coursework for each degree. Depending upon the concentration, up to 15.0 credits from another program may count as electives for the MSCE. with the advisor's approval. The student is responsible for obtaining approval of MSCE. courses that apply to the second degree.

Bachelor’s/Master’s Dual Degree Program

Exceptional undergraduate students can also pursue a master of science degree in the same period as the bachelor of science. Many students deepen their knowledge with a Master's degree in Civil Engineering, while others have broadened their knowledge with a Master's degree in related areas such as Environmental Science, Engineering Management, Software Engineering and Information Technology.

For more information about this program, visit the Department's BS /MS Dual Degree Program web page.

Facilities

Construction Materials Laboratory
This laboratory contains facilities for the study of concrete, asphalt, mortar, soil-cement, and timber materials, and moist cure facilities.

Geosynthetics Laboratory
This laboratory contains a complete suite of physical, mechanical, hydraulic, endurance, and environmental test devices for assessing behavior of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, and geocomposites.

HVAC and Refrigeration Laboratory
This laboratory contains complete models of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and pumping system models.

Hydromechanics Laboratory
This laboratory contains a wave channel tilting flume, pipe friction equipment, bench demonstration equipment, and a beach erosion model.

Soil Mechanics and Geoenvironmental Laboratory
This laboratory contains triaxial and direct shear equipment, controlled environmental chambers, consolidation tests, flexwall permeameters, and a test bed.

Structural Testing Laboratory
This laboratory contains universal testing machines with 150,000- and 300,000-pound capacity and test beds with MTS dynamic load equipment.

Civil & Architectural Engineering Courses

Civil Engineering Courses

CIVE 501 Model Analysis of Structures 3.0 Credits

Open to advanced undergraduates. Covers application of models for the analysis and design of complex structures, including development of laws of similitude, methods of fabricating, and testing and instrumentation of models.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 510 Prestressed Concrete 3.0 Credits

Open to advanced undergraduates. Covers definitions and general principles, anchorage systems, and loss of prestress; analysis and design of simple beams for flexure, shear, bond, and bearing; partial prestressed and post-tensioned reinforcement; and continuous beams.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 520 Advanced Concrete Technology 3.0 Credits

This course covers the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of concrete: characteristics of concrete in the fresh, setting and hardening states; high performance concrete. Factors influencing the mechanical performance of concrete are discussed as well as field testing methods.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE or major is EGEO.

CIVE 530 Geotechnical Engineering for Highways 3.0 Credits

Covers design if stable right-of-way, USDA classification, frost and swell expansion, capillary moisture retention, subgrade compaction, beam on elastic foundation pavement model, loads and resistance of buried pipes, subdrainage, basic slope stability and retaining structures.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 531 Advanced Foundation Engineering 3.0 Credits

Covers design of shallow foundations (footing and mats), deep foundations (piles, augered, drilled shafts) and retaining structures for stability and deformation performance.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 560 Introduction to Coastal & Port Engineering 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of coastal engineering problems and their solution, including shoreline erosion, ocean waves and wave theories, wave generation, diffraction, refraction, harbor hydraulics, coastal currents, and tidal inlet hydraulics and sedimentation.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 561 Introduction to Hydrology 3.0 Credits

Covers climate and weather, precipitation, evaporation and transpiration, drainage basins, and hydrographs.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EGEO 700 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 562 Introduction to Groundwater Hydrology 3.0 Credits

Covers the fundamentals of fluid flow in porous media, groundwater supply, pollution problems, well and aquifer hydraulics, and groundwater flow modeling.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 563 Coastal Processes 3.0 Credits

This course provides a detailed presentation of hydraulic and sedimentary processes occurring in the coastal zone with a view toward applying knowledge of the processes to coastal erosion and shoreline stabilization problems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 560 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 564 Sustainable Water Resource Engineering 3.0 Credits

Objective is to enable students to incorporate sustainability concepts into the planning, design, and management of water resources, accomplished through critique of historical agricultural, industrial, and urban water infrastructure in the context of their ecological, social justice, and economic impacts. Global case studies featured and discussed. Also involves a research/design project with an actual "class client".

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore

CIVE 565 Urban Ecohydraulics 3.0 Credits

Will enable students to incorporate an understanding of ecohydrologic patterns and processes into the design of built landscapes and engineered infrastructure. Students will be introduced to techniques for analyzing and modeling rainfall-runoff processes and will learn how to develop ecosystem water budgets in urban contexts. Case studies and field trips will expose students to both ecosystem restoration and green infrastructure projects in the mid-atlantic region.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 320 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 330 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 430 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 567 Watershed Analysis 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on land use change (LUC) and the hydrologic cycle in agricultural and forest (non-urban) watersheds. Using climate, hydrology, and agricultural models, students will investigate how changes in hydroclimatology and landscape-scale land cover affect surface water flow, runoff, and water quality in selected watersheds. The course will explore emerging topics pertaining to water and energy that course through rural watersheds, with the goal of interpreting data output from models into an environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) framework. LCA is a systems analysis framework that feeds information on life cycle environmental damages/consequences back into design and decision making. In this way, this course focuses specifically on watershed analysis models and how their output feed into desig.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 320 [Min Grade: B-] and CIVE 330 [Min Grade: B-] and CIVE 240 [Min Grade: B-]

CIVE 585 Transportation Planning and Capacity 3.0 Credits

Open to undergraduates. Covers prediction of travel demand; principles of highway and transit capacity; level-of-service concepts; uninterrupted and interrupted flow; traffic characterization by volume, speed, and density; operational analysis and design of freeways, highways, and urban streets; intermodal systems, intelligent transportation systems (its), and mass transit.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 586 Geometric Design of Highways 3.0 Credits

Open to undergraduates. Covers classification of highway and transit systems with relation to function, funding, ownership, and design; characteristics of design vehicles, drivers, and traffic; elements of design including sight distance, horizontal alignment, and vertical alignment; cross-section and roadside design; and at-grade and separated intersections and interchanges.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 605 Advanced Mechanics Of Material 3.0 Credits

Open to advanced undergraduates. Covers shear flow and shear center, unsymmetrical bending, torsion of non-circular and open sections, bending of curved beams, stress at a point, and failure theories.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

CIVE 615 Infrastructure Condition Evaluation 3.0 Credits

This course covers the tools necessary for the inspection and evaluation of infrastructure. Non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques are introduced and applications and limitations of NDT techniques for a variety of structures are illustrated. Also covered are the policies for deter-mining the physical condition and maintenance needs for highway bridges.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE or major is EGEO.
Prerequisites: CIVE 250 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 520 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 632 Advanced Soil Mechanics 3.0 Credits

Consolidation magnitude and time rate of settlement, secondary compression, mitigating settlement problems, shear strength of cohesive and non-cohesive soils, critical state soil mechanics, undrainied pore pressure response, SHANSEP undrained strength.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 635 Slope Stability and Landslides 3.0 Credits

Slope process and mass wasting; landslide characteristics, features and terminology; limit equilibrium slope stability analysis, including Bishop, Janbu, Spenser, Morgenstern-Price methods; effects of water on slop stability; dynamic (earthquake) stability analysis methods; introduction to rock slopes, slope stability investigations, and design and repair.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 636 Ground Modification 3.0 Credits

This course covers the improvement of soil properties to meet project requirements, including surface and in situ technologies: compaction, densification, precompression, stabilization with admixtures, grouting and dewatering.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 640 Environmental Geotechnics 3.0 Credits

This course covers the analysis and control of subsurface exploration, groundwater remediation, pollutant-soil interaction and waste containment barriers and drains.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 650 Geosynthetics I 3.0 Credits

Open to advanced undergraduates. Presents a basic description of the various products, relevant aspects of polymeric materials, and an overview of each category of geosynthetics. Covers geotextile testing and design on the basis of primary application function: separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, barrier, and combined.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

CIVE 651 Geosynthetics II 3.0 Credits

Continues CIVE 650. Covers design and testing of geogrids for reinforcement applications and geonets for drainage applications. Presents geomembrane design and testing from an applications perspective in the areas of environmental, geotechnical, transportation, and hydraulic engineering.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 650 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 652 Geosynthetics III 3.0 Credits

Continues CIVE 651. Covers design and testing of geosynthetic clay liners as a hydraulic/gas barrier and geopipes as drainage materials in numerous application. Presents geocomposites in separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, and barrier applications.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 651 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 660 Hydrology-Stream Flow 3.0 Credits

Covers precipitation, runoff, evaporation and transpiration, streamflow, floodflow, and minimum flow. Pays special attention to factors affecting water supply and quality.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CIVE 561 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 662 Hydrodynamics I 3.0 Credits

Covers theory of perfect fluids, Euler's equations of motion, continuity equation and energy equation, velocity potential and stream function, sources and sinks, circulation and vorticity, flow-around bodies and flow in channels, and jet flow.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 663 Hydrodynamics II 3.0 Credits

Extends the theory of perfect fluids to cover fluid forces and moments on bodies, free streamline theory, and extension of vorticity theory.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 662 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 664 Open Channel Hydraulics 3.0 Credits

Covers principles of flow in open channels, conservation laws, uniform flow, critical flow, gradually varied flow, backwater computations, channel design, and numerical computation of flows having a free surface.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

CIVE 665 Computational Hydraulics I 3.0 Credits

This course continues CIVE 664 to cover the application of mathematical and numerical techniques to model complex open channel hydraulic processes. At each stage the fundamental hydraulic principles are reviewed to assure proper construction of a modeling algorithm and to assist in interpretation of results.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CIVE.
Prerequisites: CIVE 664 [Min Grade: C] and CIVE 330 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 341 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 430 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 666 Free Surface Flows 3.0 Credits

This course extends the concepts of one-dimensional open channel flow to cover both the physical under-standing and the application of mathematical and numerical techniques to model very complex open channel hydraulics problems including transients, countercurrent flows and complex boundary conditions.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CIVE.
Prerequisites: CIVE 664 [Min Grade: C] and CIVE 665 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 701 Structural Analysis I 3.0 Credits

Covers basic principles of structural analysis, including elastic deflection; elastic analysis of statically indeterminate structures by methods of virtual work, Castigliano's theorems, and moment distribution; and the Muller-Breslau principle and application to influence lines for continuous members and frames. Introduces numerical techniques.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CIVE 702 Structural Analysis II 3.0 Credits

Covers matrix analysis of structures using finite elements, including elastic analysis of structures by influence coefficients, Argyris force method, direct stiffness method, and the displacement method. Introduces the finite-element method for planar structures.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 701 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 703 Structural Analysis III 3.0 Credits

Covers development of stiffness functions for planar and three-dimensional finite elements, and application to frame, plate, shell, and massive structures. Introduces the general application of finite elements to continuum problems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 702 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 704 Behavior and Stability of Structural Members I 3.0 Credits

Covers development of the basic differential equations of member behavior, including second-order effects, in-plane beam-column behavior, column buckling, elastic and inelastic behavior, energy methods, and approximate methods.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 705 Behavior and Stability of Structural Members II 3.0 Credits

Covers general torsion of thin-walled open, closed, and combined open-and-closed cross-sections; lateral torsional buckling; biaxial bending; elastic and inelastic behavior; approximate methods; and frame buckling.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 704 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 710 Design and Structure of Integrity Building Systems 3.0 Credits

Covers integration of design and building cycle, building envelope, structural morphology, composite structures, thermal and moisture design, fire and smoke, sound and vibration, building failure, and repair and restoration.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 711 Engineered Masonry I 3.0 Credits

Covers masonry materials, structural behavior of masonry assemblages, and deformational characteristics of brick and block masonry; performance of load-bearing wall systems and design of unreinforced masonry elements; and special design and construction topics.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 712 Engineered Masonry II 3.0 Credits

Covers fundamental concepts of reinforced masonry, reinforced wall design, column and pilaster design, seismic resistance of masonry structures, prestressed masonry, and applied design of low-and high-rise buildings.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 714 Behavior of Concrete Structures I 3.0 Credits

Covers reinforced concrete members; relationship between results of research and current specifications for design of members subjected to axial loads, flexure, combined axial load and flexure, combined shear and flexure, long columns, bond and anchorage, and limit design; application to design of determinate and indeterminate reinforced concrete frames; and development of current code provisions for design of floor slabs in buildings.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 715 Behavior of Concrete Structures II 3.0 Credits

Continues CIVE 714.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 714 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 717 Behavior of Metal Structures I 3.0 Credits

Covers load and resistance factor design, including tension, bolted and welded connections, block-shear, compression, built-up compression members, lateral-torsional instability, light-gauge metal buckling and post-buckling strength, and behavior.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 605 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 718 Behavior of Metal Structures II 3.0 Credits

Covers load and resistance factor design, including design and behavior of metal structural members and connections, flexural members including plate girders, bracing and lateral-torsional buckling resistance, torsion and other combined loading, and composite beams and columns.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 717 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 719 Behavior of Metal Structures III 3.0 Credits

Covers load and resistance factor design, including idealization and design of structures and their connections, frame bracing and sway, frame design philosophy, optimization, fatigue, and fracture.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 718 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 730 Experimental Soil Mechanics I 3.0 Credits

Covers methods and techniques of soil testing, including interpretation and evaluation of test data, and fundamentals of soil behavior.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 632 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 731 Experimental Soil Mechanics II 3.0 Credits

Continues CIVE 730.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 632 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 732 Experimental Soil Mechanics III 3.0 Credits

Continues CIVE 731.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 731 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 737 Seismic Geotechnics 3.0 Credits

Introduction to earthquake hazards and seismology; strong ground motion parameters, deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, influence of subsurface conditions and topography and ground motion, soil liquefaction, and brief coverage of seismic slop stability, design of retaining structures, and soil-structure interaction.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 632 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 752 Coastal Structures 3.0 Credits

This course briefly reviews the functional design of costal and port structures and deals in detail with forces on those structures. Forces caused by waves and currents, and mooring and vessel impacts are addressed.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 563 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 754 Properties and Processes of Polymeric Construction Materials 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the uses and characteristics of polymeric materials used in civil and architectural engineering infrastructure. Also covered are micro-structure, physical and chemical properties and mechanical behavior. and the effects of manufacturing on the properties of the products.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is AE or major is CIVE or major is MATE.
Prerequisites: CIVE 250 [Min Grade: D] and TDEC 211 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 755 Durability of Polymeric Construction Materials 3.0 Credits

This is a continuation of CIVE 754 and concentrates on protecting and predicting service lifetimes. It covers physical aging, mechanical stabilization and chemical degradation of polymeric materials and the products in which they are incorporated for field use. Covered in this course is the fundamental degradation mechanisms of different polymeric materials commonly used in Civil Engineering practice. Also covered are test methods and extrapolation methodologies for predicting long-term performance.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 754 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 756 Evaluation of Polymeric Construction Materials 3.0 Credits

This lab course is designed to integrate and extend the coverage of CIVE 754 and 755 so that students have a full concept of the behavior of polymeric construction materials. A series of thermal analysis and physical, chemical, and mechanical tests are included. The stress relaxation, stress cracking, oxidation, and applications of test results in infrastructure and environ-mental applications are discussed, including problems in comparative analysis of test results and their implications in design and specification.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 754 [Min Grade: D] and CIVE 755 [Min Grade: D]

CIVE 767 Surface Water Mixing Processes 3.0 Credits

This course covers hydrodynamic mixing and transport processes in free-surface flows. Basic mixing processes including molecular diffusion, turbulent diffusion, and dispersion are also covered. Emphasis will be on the solution of the advection-diffusion equation with various boundary conditions. Additional topics include boundary exchanges, non-ideal mixing in rivers, and analysis of jets and plumes.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CIVE or major is ENVE.
Prerequisites: CIVE 664 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 768 Sediment and Contaminate Transport 3.0 Credits

This course covers the transport of sediments and reactive solutes in surface waters. Reviewed is the classic theory for bed-load and suspended sediment transport; interplay of stream flow, frictional resistance and sediment transport. Biogeochemical processes that influence contaminant mobility and integration of physical and chemical processes in contaminant transport models are also discussed.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CIVE or major is ENVE.
Prerequisites: ENVE 767 [Min Grade: C] or CIVE 767 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 790 Special Topics 9.0 Credits

Covers selected advanced-level topics in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CIVE 799 Independent Study 12.0 Credits

Independent study on a topic selected by the student. Independent study is supervised by a faculty member and guided by a plan of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CIVE 801 Dynamics of Structures I 3.0 Credits

Covers formulation of equations of motion, including generalized single-degree-of-freedom systems, free vibration response, undamped and damped systems, harmonic analysis, resonance and vibration isolation, response to periodic loading, impulsive loading, response to general dynamic loading, non-linear structural response, and Rayleigh's method and other variational techniques. Introduces multi-degree-of-freedom systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 802 Dynamics of Structures II 3.0 Credits

Covers formulation of multi-degree-of-freedom equations of motion, including evaluation of structural property matrices; elastic properties, mass properties, damping, and external loading; geometric stiffness; undamped free vibrations; analysis of dynamic response; practical vibration analysis; Stodola method; Holzer method; reduction of degrees of freedom; matrix iteration and other techniques; analysis of non-linear systems; variational formulation of the equations of motion; partial differential equations of motion; and free vibrations of beams.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 801 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 803 Dynamics of Structures III 3.0 Credits

Covers distributed parameter dynamic systems, equations of motion, free and forced vibrations, analysis of structural response to earthquakes, seismological background, deterministic analysis of single-degree-of-freedom and multi-degree systems, multi-degree-of-freedom and distributive parameter systems, soil-structure interaction, non-linear response to earthquakes and current design code requirements, dynamics of complex structures, modeling, and use of large computer codes.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 811 Plates and Shells I 3.0 Credits

Covers analysis of circular, rectangular, and continuous plates by classical and approximate methods, including the folded plate theory.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 812 Plates and Shells II 3.0 Credits

Covers the general theory of thin shells, cylindrical shells, surfaces of revolution, hyperbolic paraboloids, and other shells of double curvature.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 811 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 813 Plates and Shells III 3.0 Credits

Covers buckling and vibration analysis, including application of finite-elements methods and anisotropic behavior.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 812 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 831 Deep Foundations 3.0 Credits

Covers topics including mat foundation design using plate theory, continuous beam design using beam-on-elastic foundation theory, and pile design.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 833 Earth Retaining Structures 3.0 Credits

Covers lateral earth pressure theories, analysis and design of temporary and permanent retaining structures, surcharge load, excavations, and loads on buried conduits.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 838 Soil Behavior 3.0 Credits

Particle-scale behavior of soil and assemblages; clay mineralogy; soil formation, composition, structure and properties; soil water interaction; clay-water-electrolyte systems, adsorption-desorption and ion exchange; conduction phenomena; micromechanics; volume change behavior; strength and deformation behavior.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 632 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 839 Geomechanics Modeling 3.0 Credits

This course covers constitutive laws in goemechanics, including linear elastic, quasi-linear (hyperbolic) elastic, linear elastic-perfectly plastic and elasto-plastic models based on critical state soil mechanics. The finite element method is used to solve geotechnical boundary value problems incorporating different constitutive models.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CIVE 632 [Min Grade: C]

CIVE 898 Master's Thesis 0.5-20.0 Credits

Involves investigation of an approved topic. Required of full-time master's degree students.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CIVE 997 Research 1.0-12.0 Credit

Research.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CIVE 998 Ph.D. Dissertation 1.0-12.0 Credit

Involves investigation of an approved topic. Required of Ph.D. students.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engr Courses

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Emin A. Aktan, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) John Roebling Professor of Infrastructure Studies. Professor. Structural engineering; infrastructure; evaluation; intelligent systems.
Ivan Bartoli, PhD (University of California, San Diego). Assistant Professor. Non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring; dynamic identification, stress wave propagation modeling.
Robert Brehm, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. International infrastructure delivery; response to natural catastrophes; risk assessment and mitigation strategies; project management techniques.
S.C. Jonathan Cheng, PhD (West Virginia University). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geosynthetics; probabilistic design; landfill containments.
Louis DaSaro, MS (University of Delaware). Associate Teaching Professor. Failure analysis and restoration of existing structures, blast resistant structures, green structures, engineering education.
Peter DeCarlo, PhD (University of Colorado). Assistant Professor. Outdoor air quality, particulate matter size and composition instrumentation and measurements, source apportionment of ambient particulate matter, climate impacts of particulate matter.
Patricia Gallagher, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geoenvironmental; ground improvement; sustainability.
Patrick Gurian, PhD (Carnegie-Mellon University). Associate Professor. Risk analysis of environmental and infrastructure systems, novel adsorbent materials, environmental standard setting, Bayesian statistical modeling, community outreach and environmental health.
Charles N. Haas, PhD (University of Illinois-Urbana) L. D. Betz Professor and Department Head, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Professor. Control of human exposures to and risk assessment of pathogenic organisms; water and waste treatment; homeland security.
Ahmad Hamid, PhD (McMaster University). Professor. Engineered masonry; building; cladding; prestressed concrete.
Y. Grace Hsuan, PhD (Imperial College). Professor. Polymeric and cementitioius materials; geosynthetic reliability and durability.
Joseph B. Hughes, PhD (University of Iowa) Dean of the College of Engineering and Distinguished Professor. Biological processes and applications of nanotechnology in environmental systems.
Joseph P. Martin, PhD (Colorado State University). Professor. Geoenvironmental engineering; urban environmental hydrology; transportation.
James E. Mitchell, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Architectural engineering design; building systems.
Franco Montalto, PhD (Cornell University). Associate Professor. Effects of built infrastructure on societal water needs, ecohydrologic patterns and processes, ecological restoration, green design, water interventions.
Franklin Moon, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Full-scale structural testing, structural dynamics, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures.
Joseph V. Mullin, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Senior Lecturer. Structural material behavior, engineering economy and design.
Mira S. Olson, PhD (University of Virginia). Associate Professor. Groundwater; environmental fluid mechanics; hydrology.
Anu Pradhan, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University). Assistant Professor. Infrastructure management, construction engineering, transportation engineering, sensing system, geographic information system, statistical machine learning.
Yared Shifferaw, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Computational and experimental mechanics, structural stability, optimization, health monitoring and hazard mitigation, sustainable structures, emerging materials, thin-walled structures and metallic structures.
Kurt Sjoblom, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Laboratory testing of geomaterials, geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering.
Sabrina Spatari, PhD (University of Toronto). Assistant Professor. Research in industrial ecology; development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) methods for guiding engineering and policy decisions; specific interest in biomass and bioenergy, biofuels, and urban infrastructure.
Michael Waring, PhD (University of Texas-Austin). Assistant Professor. Indoor air quality and building sustainability; indoor particulate matter fate and transport; indoor chemistry and particle formation; secondary impacts of control technologies and strategies.
Jin Wen, PhD (University of Iowa). Associate Professor. Architectural engineering, building control systems, indoor air quality.
Aspasia Zerva, PhD (University of Illinois). Professor. Earthquake engineering; mechanics; seismicity; probabilistic analysis.

Interdepartmental Faculty

Eugenia Ellis, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic State University). Associate Professor. Registered architect; interior design, extended-care facilities design, research on spatial visualization, perception and imagination.
Bakhtier Farouk, PhD (University of Delaware) Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor. Heat transfer; combustion; numerical methods; turbulence modeling; materials processing.

Emeritus Faculty

Harry G. Harris, PhD (Cornell University). Professor Emeritus. Structural models, dynamics of structures, plates and shells, industrialized building construction.
Robert M. Koerner, PhD (Duke University). Harry Bownam Professor Emeritus. Geosynthetic engineering; soil mechanics; water resources.
Richard Weggel, PhD (University of Illinois) Samuel S. Baxter Professor Emeritus; Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Emeritus. Coastal engineering; hydraulics engineering; hydrology.
Richard Woodring, PhD (University of Illinois) Dean of Engineering Emeritus. Professor Emeritus. Structural engineering, reinforced concrete.
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