Civil Engineering

  • CIVL 3110 HYDRAULICS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. (ENGR 2010 or ENGR 2200) and MATH 2650 and P/C ENGR 2350 and P/C CIVL 3010. Pr. ENGR 2010 is only allowed for students who transfer into Civil Engineering. Students already enrolled in Civil Engineering should take ENGR 2200.
    Introduction to fluid mechanics, fluid properties, hydrostatics, kinematics, dynamics, energy equation, ideal flow and energy losses. Applications of fluid mechanics, pipe flow, fluid measurements, pumps, open channel flow, dimensional analysis and theory of modeling.
  • CIVL 3220 WATER AND WASTE TREATMENT (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEM 1040 and BIOL 3200.
    Fundamentals of potable water treatment and wastewater treatment and disposal. Treatment systems; operation/ process physics, chemistry, and biology; operation and maintenance issues; regulatory requirements. Credit will not be given to students majoring in Civil Engineering.
  • CIVL 3230 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 3. Pr. CHEM 1040 and MATH 2650 and (P/C CIVL 3010 and P/C CIVL 3110 or P/C BSEN 3310).
    Fundamental principles of environmental engineering, including basic environmental chemistry and microbiology; materials and energy balances; diffusion; chemical equilibrium; kinetics; and chemical reaction engineering.
  • CIVL 4211 WATER AND WASTEWATER LABORATORY (1) LAB. 3. Pr. CHEM 1040 and BIOL 3200. Coreq. CIVL 4210.
    Introduction to analytical techniques used to assess water quality. Credit will not be given to students majoring in Civil Engineering.
  • CIVL 4220 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 4210 or CIVL 4230. Process design of environmental engineering systems.
  • CIVL 4230 URBAN HYDRAULIC SYSTEM DESIGN (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230 and CIVL 3110.
    Engineering approaches to designing and managing urban water supply, sanitary sewer, storm water collection systems and flood control works.
  • CIVL 5110 OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110.
    Application of continuity, energy, and momentum analyses to problems of open channel flow. Topics include rapidly and gradually varied flow, unsteady flow, flood routing, computational methods, design concepts and applications. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5110 and CIVL 6110/ CIVL 6116.
  • CIVL 5120 HYDROLOGIC ANALYSIS AND MODELING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110 and STAT 3010.
    Hydrologic cycle, hydrologic frequency analysis, precipitation, infiltration, runoff hydrograph, flood routing, urban hydrology, watershed hydrologic modeling, and computer modeling applications. Departmental approval. May count either CIVL 5120 or CIVL 6120.
  • CIVL 5130 HYDRAULIC DESIGN OF PRESSURIZED SYSTEMS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110.
    Pressurized flow applications; pump-pipeline design optimization; multiple reservoir operation; flow measurement/control systems; distribution manifolds; fundamentals of unsteady flows. Departmental approval. May count either CIVL 5130 or CIVL 6130.
  • CIVL 5150 GROUNDWATER HYDRAULICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110.
    Mechanics of groundwater flow, definitions, conservation of mass, Darcy’s law, confined and unconfined flow, steady and transient flow, groundwater transport. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5150 and CIVL 6150/CIVL 6156.
  • CIVL 5210 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Fundamentals of aquatic chemistry as applied to environmental engineering: chemical thermodynamics, acid/base equilibrium, solution/dissolution chemistry, redox equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5210 and CIVL 6210/CIVL 6216.
  • CIVL 5220 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROCESSES LABORATORY (1) LAB. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Laboratory exploration of the fundamentals and applications of aquatic chemistry, physical-chemical processes and biological processes, as employed in water and wastewater treatment. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5220 and CIVL 6220.
  • CIVL 5240 AIR POLLUTION (3) LEC. 3.
    Nature, sources and effects of air pollutants; effects of atmospheric conditions on dispersion; dispersion modeling, theory and design of control devices; legal/ administrative control. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5240 and CIVL 6240/CIVL 6246.
  • CIVL 5250 BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Fundamentals of aquatic biology and microbiology as applied to environmental engineering: microbial growth, microbial metabolism, microbial population dynamics, wastewater treatment microbiology, environmental impacts, toxicity testing, and biomonitoring. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5250 and CIVL 6250/CIVL 6256.
  • CIVL 5330 LANDFILLS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3310.
    Landfill siting design, construction and operational practices; regulations, terminology, closure regulations and procedures. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5330 and CIVL 6330/CIVL 6336.
  • CIVL 5450 EROSION & SDIMENT CONTROL (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3310 and CIVL 3410.
    Process of erosion, sediment transport, and sedimentation along with strategies adopted to prevent and manage erosion on construction sites. May count either CIVL 5450 or CIVL 6450.
  • CIVL 6110/6116 OPEN CHANNEL HYDRAULICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110.
    Application of continuity, energy, and momentum analyses to problems of open channel flow. Topics include rapidly and gradually varied flow, unsteady flow, flood routing, computational methods, design concepts and applications. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5110 and CIVL 6110/CIVL 6116.
  • CIVL 6120 HYDROLOGIC ANALYSIS AND MODELING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110 and STAT 3110.
    Departmental approval. Hydrologic cycle, hydrologic frequency analysis, precipitation, infiltration, runoff hydrograph, flood routing, urban hydrology, watershed hydrologic modeling, and computer modeling applications.
  • CIVL 6130 HYDRAULIC DESIGN (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110.
    Pressurized flow applications; pump-pipeline design optimization; multiple reservoir operation; flow measurement/control systems; distribution manifolds; fundamentals of unsteady flows. Departmental approval. May count either CIVL 5130 or CIVL 6130.
  • CIVL 6150/6156 GROUNDWATER HYDRAULICS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3110.
    Mechanics of groundwater flow, definitions, conservation of mass, Darcy’s law, confined and unconfined flow, steady and transient flow, groundwater transport. May count either CIVL 5150 or CIVL 6150/CIVL 6156.
  • CIVL 6210/6216 CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Fundamentals of aquatic chemistry as applied to environmental engineering: chemical thermodynamics, acid/ base equibrium, solution/dissolution chemistry, redox equilibrium, and chemical kinetics. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5210 and CIVL 6210/CIVL 6216.
  • CIVL 6220 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROCESSES LABORATORY (1) LAB. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Laboratory exploration of the fundamentals and applications of aquatic chemistry, physical-chemical processes and biological processes, as employed in water and wastewater treatment. Departmental approval. May count either CIVL 5220 or CIVL 6220.
  • CIVL 6230/6236 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3.
    Application of engineering methodology in environmental health; communicable disease control, insect and rodent control, solid and hazardous wastes, noise, radiological health, legal and administrative considerations, etc. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5230 and CIVL 6230/CIVL 6236.
  • CIVL 6240/6246 AIR POLLUTION (3) LEC. 3.
    Nature, sources and effects of air pollutants; effects of atmospheric conditions on dispersion; dispersion modeling theory and design of control devices; legal/administrative control. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5240 and CIVL 6240/CIVL 6246.
  • CIVL 6250/6256 BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Fundamentals of aquatic biology and microbiology as applied to environmental engineering: microbial growth, microbial metabolism, microbial population dynamics, wastewater treatment microbiology, environmental impacts, toxicity testing, and biomonitoring. Departmental approval. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5250 and CIVL 6250/CIVL 6256.
  • CIVL 6330/6336 LANDFILLS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3310.
    Landfill siting design, construction and operational practices; regulations, terminology, closure regulations and procedures. Credit will not be given for both CIVL 5330 and CIVL 6330/CIVL 6336
  • CIVL 6450 EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES IN CONSTRUCTION (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3310 and CIVL 3410.
    Process of erosion, sediment transport, and sedimentation along with strategies adopted to prevent and manage erosion on construction sites. May count either CIVL 5450 or CIVL 6450.
  • CIVL 7120/7126 HYDROLOGIC MODELING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (CIVL 6110 or CIVL 6116).
    Principles and practice of hydrologic modeling, introduction to hydrologic information systems, computer modeling of storm run-off, floodplain hydraulics and bridge hydraulics. Computer applications.
  • CIVL 7170/7176 NUMERICAL METHODS IN HYDRAULICS AND HYDROLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Numerical approximations of ordinary and partial differential equations representing problems common to civil engineering including groundwater flow, soil consolidation, and mass transport. The formulation and computational solution of diffusion and equilibrium problems are emphasized. Computer programming is required.
  • CIVL 7210/7216 METHODS OF POLLUTANT ANALYSIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 3. Pr. CIVL 6210 or CIVL 6216.
    Fundamentals of identifying and quantifying environmental pollutants: review of pollutant chemistry, quality and quantity of pollutants, statistical basis of sampling, environmental sampling techniques, analytical techniques, and data analysis.
  • CIVL 7220/7226 WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES I (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230.
    Departmental approval. Coreq. CIVL 6210. Physical and chemical principles applied to water and wastewater treatment. Advanced mathematical and modeling concepts.
  • CIVL 7230/7236 WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES II (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 7220 or CIVL 7226.
    Departmental approval. Rigorous analysis of unit operations and processes used in modern water and wastewater treatment systems. Mixing, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, and chemical precipitation.
  • CIVL 7240/7246 WATER AND WASTEWATER OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES III (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 7220 or CIVL 7226.
    Departmental approval. Design and analysis of unit operations and processes used in modern water and wastewater treatment systems are rigorously examined: adsorption, ion exchange, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis, gas transfer, corrosion, and treatment residuals processing.
  • CIVL 7250/7256 BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 6250 or CIVL 6256. Departmental approval.
    Development and application of the theories of biological waste treatment.
  • CIVL 7260/7266 ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRIENT CONTROL PROCESSES (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 7250 or CIVL 7256.
    The nature, sources, and impacts of aquatic nutrients in the environment: microbial nutrient cycles, biological nutrient removal processes, chemical nutrient control processes, natural systems for nutrient removal.
  • CIVL 7270/7276 ADVANCED NUMERICAL METHODS FOR SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROBLEMS (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3010. Departmental approval.
    Basic concepts of finite element (FE) analysis. Development of FE computer codes for solving environmental engineering problems. FE grid generation and visualization methods.
  • CIVL 7280/7286 SURFACE WATER QUALITY MODELING (3) LEC. 3. Pr. CIVL 3230. Departmental approval.
    Physical, chemical, biological and hydrological considerations relating to the degradation and self-purification of streams, lakes, and estuaries. Water uses and water quality goals, objectives and criteria. Principles of water quality modeling and waste load allocation.