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Civil Engineering

SHAHRAM PEZESHK, PhD
Chair
Room 104, Engineering Science Building
(901) 678-2746

ROGER W. MEIER, PhD
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
E-Mail: rwmeier@memphis.edu

www.memphis.edu/ce

I. The department of Civil Engineering offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in Civil Engineering (concentrations in Engineering Seismology, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, and Water Resources Engineering) and a PhD degree with a major in Engineering (concentration in Civil Engineering).

Program objectives are: (1) ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, physical sciences, and engineering principles to the solution of practical engineering problems; (2) meet or exceed the needs and expectations of public and private sector employers for M.S. graduates; and (3) preparation to pursue additional advanced studies if so desired.

All graduate students must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) and the program requirements of the degree being pursued.

II.
MS Degree Program

A. Program Admission

The Herff College of Engineering has established uniform admissions criteria for all graduate programs. Exceptions to these requirements may be addressed by the Graduate Admissions and Retention Committee of the department and must be approved by the Dean.

B. Program Prerequisites
Bachelor of Science Degree

C. Program Requirements

  1. Thesis option: 30 credit hours total. Students electing the thesis option will be required to complete an independent research project culminating in a master’s thesis. Upon completion of the thesis, the student must successfully pass an oral examination to assess mastery of the thesis topic and to evaluate the student’s knowledge in Civil Engineering. NOTE: Students electing to write a thesis should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write.
  2. Non-thesis option: 33 credit hours total. Students electing the non-thesis option must take CIVL 7001, 7012, and 7993. Upon completion of CIVL 7993, non-thesis students must make an oral presentation of their project and pass a comprehensive examination.
  3. A minimum of 18 hours of Civil Engineering course work at the 7000 level will be required for all MS degree programs. No more than 9 hours of committee/advisor-approved course work below the 7000 level will be allowed in any program of study. Classes taken outside the department must be approved by the committee/advisor and must complement the student's program of study in Civil Engineering.
  4. Concentrations: Concentration may be made by selection of courses from the following six areas: (No special concentration is required.)
    1. Environmental Engineering: 6140, 6143, 6144, 7140, 7141, 7142, 7143, 7144, 7145, 7146, 7147, 7185, 7195, 7196, 7991, 7996.
    2. Geotechnical Engineering: 6152, 6155, 7132, 7133, 7135, 7137, 7138, 7139, 7182, 7991, 7996.
    3. Structural Engineering: 6131, 6136, 7001, 7111, 7112, 7113, 7115, 7116, 7117, 7118, 7119, 7991, 7996.
    4. Transportation Engineering: 6155, 6162, 6163, 6164, 7001, 7162, 7163, 7164, 7165, 7166, 7168, 7169, 7991, 7996.
    5. Water Resources Engineering: 6180, 6190, 7133, 7153, 7163, 7181, 7182, 7185, 7191, 7192, 7193, 7194, 7195, 7196, 7197, 7991, 7996.
    6. Engineering Seismology: 6157, 7116, 7119, 7123, 7135, 7136, 7137, 7991, 7996 and ESCI 6203, 7204, 7205, 7602, 7603.

      Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Engineering Seismology concentration, students in that concentration must include at least two approved ESCI courses from the list. 

D. Retention Policy

All students enrolled in the Department of Civil Engineering are expected to attain high academic achievement in all courses taken. The criteria listed below will be used to determine retention status of students enrolled in the program leading to a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

  1. Students having been unconditionally admitted to the graduate program in Civil Engineering who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher will be considered to be in good standing.
  2. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 in all course work at The University of Memphis, in all Civil Engineering course work at The University of Memphis, and for all 7000 level course work at The University of Memphis at the end of each semester of enrollment. Any student not meeting these conditions will be placed on probation.
  3. Students admitted on probation must maintain a 3.00 average at the end of each semester until 9 hours of graduate credit are earned. A student having a cumulative grade point average less than 3.00 at the end of the period described will be dismissed. A student having a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above will then be subject to the retention criteria listed in 2 above.
  4. A student will be permitted two (2) grades of 2.00 or lower in graduate courses taken at The University of Memphis. A student will be dismissed from the program at the end of the semester in which a third grade of 2.00 or lower is earned.
  5. A student who has been dropped from the graduate program in the Department of Civil Engineering will be denied permission to enroll in Civil Engineering courses in semesters subsequent to dismissal from the department.

II.Accelerated BS/MS Program in Civil Engineering

This program allows outstanding undergraduates to earn a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Civil Engineering in as little as five years by taking graduate-level technical electives that will count toward both degree programs. Specifically, students who are selected into this program can satisfy the undergraduate requirement of nine hours of technical electives by taking 6000-level courses that will then be counted toward their graduate degree program. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to the undergraduate GPA.

Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.S./M.S. program early in their undergraduate career in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 may apply for the accelerated program once they have completed 15 credit-hours of 3000-level CIVL course work. In addition to an application form, students must have the recommendation of their undergraduate academic advisor and the concurrence of the department chair and graduate coordinator in the Department of Civil Engineering. In order to remain in the program, students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.25. To continue in the program past the B.S. degree, students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and the Civil Engineering M.S. program.

III. PhD Degree Program

All doctoral students must take CIVL 8001 and 8012. See the beginning of the College section for admission, retention, program objectives and additional graduation requirements.


CIVIL ENGINEERING (CIVL)

NOTE: Students taking Engineering courses will be charged an additional $25 per credit hour.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
CIVL 6900-6910. Special Topics in Civil Engineering. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in the online class listings.
CIVL 7900-10–8900-10. Special Topics in Civil Engineering. (1-3). Topics are varied and announced in the online class listings.


CIVL 6122 - Structural Analysis II (3)
Analytical and numerical solutions for statically indeterminate structures. Three lecture hour a week. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 3121, 3322.

CIVL 6131 - Inter Steel Design (3)
Design of plate girders and composite beams; moment connections; building design. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3131.

CIVL 6136 - Inter Rein Concr Design (3)
Design of two-way slab systems; column design including length effects; integrated building design using current code provisions. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 4122, 4135.

CIVL 6140 - Environmentl Engr Design (3)
Detailed design of one component of an environmental engineering system with appropriate consideration of interactions with other components; design standards, procedures, and legal constraints emphasized. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.

CIVL 6143 - Physical/Chem Treatment (3)
Basic physical-chemical treatment concepts, including sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, neutralization, coagulation, air stripping, dissolved air flotation, disinfection, and ion exchange, with application of basic concepts to design of water and wastewater treatment systems components. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3140.

CIVL 6144 - Biol Wastewater Treat (3)
Basic biological treatment concepts, including kinetics, activated sludge, fixed-film systems, lagoon systems, and sludge digestion, with application of basic concepts to design of biological wastewater treatment system components. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3140.

CIVL 6149 - Pump Station Design (3)
Detailed design of sumps, pumps, piping, valves, and controls associated with the design of pumping systems for wastewater, process water, drinking water, and storm water. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 3180, 3182.

CIVL 6152 - Applied Soil Mechanics (3)
Subsurface exploration, foundation types, foundation construction, selection of foundation type and basis of design, earth retaining structures, and slope stability. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 4151.

CIVL 6155 - Pavement Design and Evaluation (3)
Structural design of concrete and asphalt pavements, design of surface and subsurface pavement drainage; performance evaluation of existing pavements; pavement rehabilitation and pavement management. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3137 or permission of instructor. COREQUISITE: CIVL 4151 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 6162 - Traffic Engineering (3)
Traits and behavior patterns of road users and their vehicles, including traffic signs and signals, pavement markings, hazard delineation, capacity, accidents, and parking analysis. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3103 and 3161.

CIVL 6163 - Airport Plnng & Design (3)
Aeronautical demand and air traffic control; airport and runway configuration; capacity and delay analysis; geometric design of runways and taxiways; airport access and parking; ground movements and baggage movements. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3103 and 3161.

CIVL 6164 - Route Location & Design (3)
Elements of route location and design; emphasis on horizontal and vertical alignment, curvature, gradient, and sight distance. Two lecture, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 1101, 3161.

CIVL 6166 - Pavement Design/Evaluation (3)
Design of concrete and asphalt highway pavements and low-volume roads; performance evaluation of existing pavements; pavement rehabilitation and pavement management techniques. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3137. COREQUISITE: CIVL 4151.

CIVL 6180 - Adv Hydrology/Hydraulics (3)
Current methods and techniques used in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for the design of water resources projects; watershed hydrology, groundwater hydrology, flood frequency analysis, flood plain management, hydraulic structures, hydraulic machinery, and project feasibility. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3181.

CIVL 6190 - Water Resrc Plan/Dsgn (3)
Application of engineering principles to planning and design of multipurpose water resources projects; various physical components and appurtenances of water resources projects; and economic, financial, and social feasibility of various purposes. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3181, 4111 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7001 - Engineering Analysis (3)
Numerical integration of linear and non-linear differential equations; finite difference methods; systems of linear algebraic equations; applications to engineering problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7012 - Prob Meth In Engr (3)
Concepts and methods of probability and statistics that are essential for modeling engineering problems under conditions of uncertainty; application to practical problems. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3103.

CIVL 7111 - Computatnl Mechncs (3)
Advanced mathematical modeling techniques using finite difference, finite element, and boundary element formulations to solve civil engineering problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7112 - Plstc Dsgn Steel Strctr (3)
(7122). Plastic analysis and design of steel structures; application to multistory buildings. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7113 - Prestressed Cncrte Dsgn (3)
(7121). Theory of prestressing; design of prestressed concrete beams, slabs, and box girders; statically determinate and indeterminate structures. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7114 - Elastic Stability (3)
Classical theory of buckling of rods, plates, and shells. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7115 - Plate Shell Struc (3)
(Same as MECH 7115). Analysis of rectangular and circular flat plates; large deflections of plates; variational methods; analysis of shells as surfaces of revolution under symmetric and unsymmetric loading. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7116 - Structural Dynamics (3)
Dynamic analysis of single-degree-of-freedom structures; response to general dynamic loading; modal analysis of multistory shear buildings; introduction to nonlinear and random vibration. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7117 - Finite Elem Struc Mech (3)
Structural idealization, stiffness properties of elements, structural analysis of element assemblage; plane stress and strain problems; applications to problems of plates and shells; computer solution of large systems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7119 - Earthquake Resist Design (3)
Earthquake strong motion; response spectrum analysis; seismic design of buildings. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7123 - Seismic Risk Assess (3)
Evaluation of seismic hazard and site-specific ground motion for critical facilities; analysis of structural reliability and seismic risk. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7132 - Advanced Soil Mech (3)
Stresses in soil masses; pore-water stresses; consolidation and settlement; shear strength; applications to problem solution.

CIVL 7133 - Slopes and Embankments (3)
Analysis, design, and construction of earth dams, levees, embankments and slopes; soil stabilization; seepage, drainage, and flow nets. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6152 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7135 - Soil Dynamics (3)
Theory and measurements of dynamic properties of soils and their applications in seismic hazards assessments, earthquake engineering design, and geophysics studies. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7136 - Prob & Earthquake Haz Anly (3)
(same as ESCI 7204) Fundamentals of basic probability, seismicity analysis, ground motion attenuation and site effects, seismic hazard analysis, and uncertainty analysis; students will perform a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for a region of their interest. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7137 - Geotechnical Earthquake (3)
Earthquake magnitude and intensity, seismic hazard evaluation using deterministic and probabilistic approaches, site response analyses and ground motion amplification, liquefaction, and response to earth structures.

CIVL 7138 - Shallow and Deep Foundations (3)
Analysis and design of footing, mat, pile, and drilled-shaft foundations. Three lecture hours a week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6152 or permission of instructor

CIVL 7139 - Earth Retaining Structures (3)
Types of earth retaining structures. Retaining wall selection. Lateral earth pressure theories. Design of conventional, MSE, soil-nailed, and tied-back walls. Three lecture hours a week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6152 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7141 - Water Trt Plant Dsgn (3)
Design of a water treatment plant; application of fundamental water treatment theory; evaluation of alternatives; selection and design of optimum alternative. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6143 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7142 - Wastewater Trt Plnt Dsgn (3)
Design of a wastewater treatment plant; application of fundamental wastewater treatment theory; evaluation of alternative; selection and design of optimum alternative. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6144 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7143 - Solid Waste Mgmt (3)
Systems approach to solid waste generation, characterization, collection, transportation, and disposal; emphasizes both domestic and industrial wastes. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7144 - Residuals Mgmt (3)
Systems approach to unique solid wastes (inflammable industrial, sewage sludge, etc.), as well as resource recovery and energy conversion as disposal practices. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7145 - Adv Biological Treatmnt (3)
In-depth study of biokinetics applicable to waste management; model evaluations; hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6144.

CIVL 7146 - Adv Phys/Chem Treatmnt (3)
An in-depth analysis of theory and practice of advanced water and wastewater treatment processes; emphasis on adsorption processes, ion exchange, membrane processes, chemical oxidation, land treatment, nutrient removal, and sludge treatment and disposal. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6143 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7147 - Hazardous Waste Mgmt (3)
Design of hazardous waste management systems; application of current design theories; review of regulatory requirements. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7154 - Indust Wastewater Treat (3)
In-plant control measures and end-of-pipe treatment technologies for reducing conventional and toxic industrial pollutant discharges; emphasis on water conservation, wastewater recycle/reuse, and optimum treatment strategies for waste streams from major industries. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7162 - Transportation Sys Eval (3)
Transportation problems, goals, and objectives; evaluation and decision-making techniques; measurement of variables and intangibles in transportation decisions, cost allocation and benefit transfer, risk and uncertainty; financing and implementation; differential impacts of transportation improvements. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7164 - Urban Transport Engr (3)
A review of the transportation problem as it relates to development patterns in American cities. The theory and application to engineering and socioeconomic factors directed toward the formulation of models for conducting transportation studies. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

CIVL 7165 - Geom Dsgn Trnsprtn Syst (3)
Design of streets and highways with emphasis on the factors and features controlling safe and efficient vehicle operation; applications of design concepts to urban and rural systems, intersections, interchanges, safety appurtenances, and parking facilities. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6164 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7166 - Design Hgwy Airpt Pvmt (3)
Design practices, materials, and testing of flexible and rigid pavements. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7168 - Traffic Engr Operations (3)
Theory of traffic control: traffic laws and ordinances; application of traffic control devices; analysis and design of traffic signal systems, parking control and design pedestrian control; one-way and unbalanced lane operation, roadway illumination; selected operational problems. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 6162 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7169 - Mass Transit Systems (3)
Operational analysis of equipment and facility design and service characteristics of urban mass transit systems; analysis of capacity, speed, accessibility, terminal operations; study of financing, decision-making, administration and marketing policies and practices, trends in future transit technology. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7170 - GW Cont Fate/Transport (3)
Elements of ground water contamination and migration; study of various contaminant transport modeling techniques; analysis of numerical dispersion and stability criteria; chemical reactions; discussion of analytical solutions. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7173 - Environmental Geochem (3)
(Same as GEOL 7140). Inorganic and organic geochemical concepts applied to transport and fate of contaminants in surface water, ground water, and sediment. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITES: GEOL 6341 and permission of instructor.

CIVL 7177 - Quantitative Hydrogeol (3)
Analysis of ground water parameters; geostatistics of aquifer properties used in ground water modeling via various techniques; salt water intrusion. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7195-8195 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7181 - Statistical Hydrol Modl (3)
Current statistical techniques used in stochastic, deterministic, and parametric hydrologic models; emphasis on probability and frequency analysis; optimization methods; time series analysis and synthesis; sensitivity analysis; computer applications. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7182 - Engr Sedimen & Erosion (3)
Soil erosion and sedimentation process within a watershed; emphasis on means of controlling erosion and sediment from land-disturbing activities. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7185 - Hydraul Open Channels (3)
(7148). Phenomena accompanying flow of water in open channels, uniform and varied flow, critical conditions, backwater curves or water surface profiles, hydraulic jumps, hydraulic drops, and various design applications. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7191 - Computer Appl Water Res (3)
Application of current computer programs used in hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, groundwater flow, water quality, and water resources engineering and planning. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7192 - River Engineering (3)
River mechanics and principles governing river regulation and improvement, with emphasis on navigation and flood control structures. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7185-8185 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7193 - Hydraul Sediment Transp (3)
River mechanics and stream morphology governing hydraulics of bed loads and sediment transport in alluvial river system; current methods for conducting sediment investigation; engineering analysis procedures for design of stable channel system. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7194 - Comp River Hydraulics (3)
(7149). Advanced studies in computational open channel hydraulics; major emphasis on unsteady flow simulation in natural rivers, dynamic flood routing, sediment transport and transport of pollutants. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 7001-8001 and CIVL 7185-8185, or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7195 - Groundwater Hydraulics (3)
(Same as ESCI 7195). Geological contributions to ground water flow; ground water contribution to water demand and conjunctive use; well hydraulics, design and construction, pump selection; determine aquifer properties via field well tests. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7196 - Urban Drainage (3)
Flooding and pollution problems associated with urban areas; application of planning, analysis, and hydraulic design techniques for storm water and erosion control measures. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7185-8185 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7197 - Ground Water Qual Cntrl (3)
Analysis of ground water quality and contamination problems; study of multispecies chemical reactions and radioactive microbiological decay; techniques for monitoring, and site remediation of ground water problems. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7170-8170 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 7903 - Prog Tools for Scits & Engrs (3)
An introduction to applied programming and programming tools for scientists and engineers at al graduate level with limited background on computer programming. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

CIVL 7905 - Soil and Site Improvement (3)
Topics are varied and announced in the online class listings.

CIVL 7910 - Comp Gen Equil Models (3)
Introduce the concepts of CGE models and the economic theory that underlies them. Topics include elements and structure of CGEs, data, demand, supply, factors, trade and taxes in CGE models. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor

CIVL 7991 - Projects (3)
Independent investigation of problem selected in consultation with instructor; report required. Nine laboratory hours per week. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

CIVL 7993 - Project & Report (3)
Independent study for students in non-thesis option program. Students demonstrate ability to pursue, complete, and report on project related to Civil Engineering practice. Written and oral report prepared for acceptance by faculty committee. Nine laboratory hours per week. Grades of S/U, or IP will be given.

CIVL 7995 - Thesis Proposal Prep (1-12)
Exhaustive literature search and preparation of a thesis research proposal and an oral defense of the proposal. Hours may not be counted toward graduation. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 7996 - Thesis (1-6)
Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

CIVL 8001 - Engineering Analysis (3)
Numerical integration of linear and non-linear differential equations; finite difference methods; systems of linear algebraic equations; applications to engineering problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8012 - Prob Meth In Engr (3)
Concepts and methods of probability and statistics that are essential for modeling engineering problems under conditions of uncertainty; application to practical problems. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 3103.

CIVL 8111 - Computatnl Mechncs (3)
Advanced mathematical modeling techniques using finite difference, finite element, and boundary element formulations to solve civil engineering problems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8112 - Plstc Dsgn Steel Strctr (3)
(7122). Plastic analysis and design of steel structures; application to multistory buildings. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8113 - Prestressed Cncrte Dsgn (3)
(7121). Theory of prestressing; design of prestressed concrete beams, slabs, and box girders; statically determinate and indeterminate structures. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8114 - Elastic Stability (3)
Classical theory of buckling of rods, plates, and shells. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8115 - Plate Shell Struc (3)
(Same as MECH 7115). Analysis of rectangular and circular flat plates; large deflections of plates; variational methods; analysis of shells as surfaces of revolution under symmetric and unsymmetric loading. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8116 - Structural Dynamics (3)
Dynamic analysis of single-degree-of-freedom structures; response to general dynamic loading; modal analysis of multistory shear buildings; introduction to nonlinear and random vibration. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8117 - Finite Elem Struc Mech (3)
Structural idealization, stiffness properties of elements, structural analysis of element assemblage; plane stress and strain problems; applications to problems of plates and shells; computer solution of large systems. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8119 - Earthquake Resist Design (3)
Earthquake strong motion; response spectrum analysis; seismic design of buildings. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8124 - Software Develop (3)
(Same as MECH 7382-8382). Systematic investigation of application of good software engineering principles applied to development of computationally intensive software; best practices and methodologies developed in last two decades (primarily in information processing field) applied within context of a numerical problem; language of discourse will be FORTRAN 90/95.

CIVL 8132 - Advanced Soil Mech (3)
Stresses in soil masses; pore-water stresses; consolidation and settlement; shear strength; applications to problem solution.

CIVL 8133 - Slopes and Embankments (3)
Analysis, design, and construction of earth dams, levees, embankments and slopes; soil stabilization; seepage, drainage, and flow nets. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6152 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8135 - Soil Dynamics (3)
Theory and measurements of dynamic properties of soils and their applications in seismic hazards assessments, earthquake engineering design, and geophysics studies. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8137 - Geotechnical Earthquake (3)
Earthquake magnitude and intensity, seismic hazard evaluation using deterministic and probabilistic approaches, site response analyses and ground motion amplification, liquefaction, and response to earth structures.

CIVL 8138 - Shallow and Deep Foundations (3)
Analysis and design of footing, mat, pile, and drilled-shaft foundations. Three lecture hours a week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6152 or permission of instructor

CIVL 8139 - Earth Retaining Structures (3)
Types of earth retaining structures. Retaining wall selection. Lateral earth pressure theories. Design of conventional, MSE, soil-nailed, and tied-back walls. Three lecture hours a week. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6152 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8141 - Water Trt Plant Dsgn (3)
Design of a water treatment plant; application of fundamental water treatment theory; evaluation of alternatives; selection and design of optimum alternative. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6143 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8142 - Wastewater Trt Plnt Dsgn (3)
Design of a wastewater treatment plant; application of fundamental wastewater treatment theory; evaluation of alternative; selection and design of optimum alternative. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6144 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8143 - Solid Waste Mgmt (3)
Systems approach to solid waste generation, characterization, collection, transportation, and disposal; emphasizes both domestic and industrial wastes. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8144 - Residuals Mgmt (3)
Systems approach to unique solid wastes (inflammable industrial, sewage sludge, etc.), as well as resource recovery and energy conversion as disposal practices. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8145 - Adv Biological Treatmnt (3)
In-depth study of biokinetics applicable to waste management; model evaluations; hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6144.

CIVL 8146 - Adv Phys/Chem Treatmnt (3)
An in-depth analysis of theory and practice of advanced water and wastewater treatment processes; emphasis on adsorption processes, ion exchange, membrane processes, chemical oxidation, land treatment, nutrient removal, and sludge treatment and disposal. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6143 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8147 - Hazardous Waste Mgmt (3)
Design of hazardous waste management systems; application of current design theories; review of regulatory requirements. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8154 - Indust Wastewater Treat (3)
In-plant control measures and end-of-pipe treatment technologies for reducing conventional and toxic industrial pollutant discharges; emphasis on water conservation, wastewater recycle/reuse, and optimum treatment strategies for waste streams from major industries. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8162 - Transportation Sys Eval (3)
Transportation problems, goals, and objectives; evaluation and decision-making techniques; measurement of variables and intangibles in transportation decisions, cost allocation and benefit transfer, risk and uncertainty; financing and implementation; differential impacts of transportation improvements. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8164 - Urban Transport Engr (3)
A review of the transportation problem as it relates to development patterns in American cities. The theory and application to engineering and socioeconomic factors directed toward the formulation of models for conducting transportation studies. PREREQUISITE: Permission of the instructor.

CIVL 8165 - Geom Dsgn Trnsprtn Syst (3)
Design of streets and highways with emphasis on the factors and features controlling safe and efficient vehicle operation; applications of design concepts to urban and rural systems, intersections, interchanges, safety appurtenances, and parking facilities. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 6164 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8166 - Design Hgwy Airpt Pvmt (3)
Design practices, materials, and testing of flexible and rigid pavements. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8168 - Traffic Engr Operations (3)
Theory of traffic control: traffic laws and ordinances; application of traffic control devices; analysis and design of traffic signal systems, parking control and design pedestrian control; one-way and unbalanced lane operation, roadway illumination; selected operational problems. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 6162 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8169 - Mass Transit Systems (3)
Operational analysis of equipment and facility design and service characteristics of urban mass transit systems; analysis of capacity, speed, accessibility, terminal operations; study of financing, decision-making, administration and marketing policies and practices, trends in future transit technology. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8170 - GW Cont Fate/Transport (3)
Elements of ground water contamination and migration; study of various contaminant transport modeling techniques; analysis of numerical dispersion and stability criteria; chemical reactions; discussion of analytical solutions. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8177 - Quantitative Hydrogeol (3)
Analysis of ground water parameters; geostatistics of aquifer properties used in ground water modeling via various techniques; salt water intrusion. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7195-8195 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8181 - Statistical Hydrol Modl (3)
Current statistical techniques used in stochastic, deterministic, and parametric hydrologic models; emphasis on probability and frequency analysis; optimization methods; time series analysis and synthesis; sensitivity analysis; computer applications. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8182 - Engr Sedimen & Erosion (3)
Soil erosion and sedimentation process within a watershed; emphasis on means of controlling erosion and sediment from land-disturbing activities. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8185 - Hydraul Open Channels (3)
(7148). Phenomena accompanying flow of water in open channels, uniform and varied flow, critical conditions, backwater curves or water surface profiles, hydraulic jumps, hydraulic drops, and various design applications. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8191 - Computer Appl Water Res (3)
Application of current computer programs used in hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, groundwater flow, water quality, and water resources engineering and planning. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8192 - River Engineering (3)
River mechanics and principles governing river regulation and improvement, with emphasis on navigation and flood control structures. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7185-8185 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8193 - Hydraul Sediment Transp (3)
River mechanics and stream morphology governing hydraulics of bed loads and sediment transport in alluvial river system; current methods for conducting sediment investigation; engineering analysis procedures for design of stable channel system. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8194 - Comp River Hydraulics (3)
(7149). Advanced studies in computational open channel hydraulics; major emphasis on unsteady flow simulation in natural rivers, dynamic flood routing, sediment transport and transport of pollutants. PREREQUISITES: CIVL 7001-8001 and CIVL 7185-8185, or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8195 - Groundwater Hydraulics (3)
(Same as ESCI 7195). Geological contributions to ground water flow; ground water contribution to water demand and conjunctive use; well hydraulics, design and construction, pump selection; determine aquifer properties via field well tests. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 8196 - Urban Drainage (3)
Flooding and pollution problems associated with urban areas; application of planning, analysis, and hydraulic design techniques for storm water and erosion control measures. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7185-8185 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8197 - Ground Water Qual Cntrl (3)
Analysis of ground water quality and contamination problems; study of multispecies chemical reactions and radioactive microbiological decay; techniques for monitoring, and site remediation of ground water problems. PREREQUISITE: CIVL 7170-8170 or permission of instructor.

CIVL 8903 - Prog Tools for Scits & Engrs (3)
An introduction to applied programming and programming tools for scientists and engineers at al graduate level with limited background on computer programming. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

CIVL 8910 - Comp Gen Equil Models (3)
Introduce the concepts of CGE models and the economic theory that underlies them. Topics include elements and structure of CGEs, data, demand, supply, factors, trade and taxes in CGE models. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor

CIVL 8991 - Projects (3)
Independent investigation of problem selected in consultation with instructor; report required. Nine laboratory hours per week. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

CIVL 8993 - Project & Report (3)
Independent study for students in non-thesis option program. Students demonstrate ability to pursue, complete, and report on project related to Civil Engineering practice. Written and oral report prepared for acceptance by faculty committee. Nine laboratory hours per week. Grades of A-F, or IP will be given.

CIVL 8996 - Dissertation Proposal Prep (1-12)
Exhaustive literature search and preparation of a dissertation research proposal and an oral defense of the proposal. Maximum of 12 hours may be counted toward graduation. Grades of S, U, or IP will be given. PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor.

CIVL 9000 - Dissertation (1-12)
Grades of S, U, or IP will be given.

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