Civil Engineering Courses
Richard J. Nielsen, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Civil Engineering (104 Buchanan Engr. Lab. 83844-1022; phone 208/885-6782).
Prerequisites: All prerequisites for Civil Engineering (CE) courses must be completed successfully with a grade of C or better.
CE 115 Introduction to Civil Engineering (1 cr)
Introduction to civil engineering problem solving skills, development of software use skills, graphical analysis, data analysis, and oral and written communication skills. One weekly two hour laboratory with up to 3 out-of-class activities.
Prereq: Major in civil engineering
CE 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
CE 203 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
CE 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
CE 211 Engineering Surveying (3 cr)
Theory of measurements, basic equations for survey computations, types of distribution of errors, topographical and land surveying introduction to geographic information systems and global positioning systems, coordinate geometry and coordinate transformations, site engineering projects using land development software, application of surveying methods to construction; site engineering, and civil engineering projects surveying instruments. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a week; periodic field data collection and one or two field trips.
CE 215 Civil Engineering Analysis and Design (3 cr)
Application of basic science, mathematics, and fundamental engineering principles to solution of civil engineering design problems; use of structured programming concepts in design; develop oral and written communication skills.
Coreq: Phys 211/211L
CE 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
CE 322 Hydraulics (3 cr)
Applied principles of fluid mechanics; closed conduit flow, hydraulic machinery, open channel flow; design of hydraulic systems. Laboratory exercises on closed conduit flow, hydraulic machinery, open channel flow and mixing process. Three lec a week and 4-6 labs a semester.
CE 325 Fundamentals of Hydrologic Engineering (3 cr)
Same as BAE 355. Principles of hydrologic science and their application to the solution of hydraulic, hydrologic, environmental, and water resources engineering problems.
CE 326 Hydrologic Measurement Techniques (1 cr)
Same as BAE 356 and For 463. The objective of this course is for students to gain practical experience in field and laboratory measurement of various hydrologic processes including basic climatology, precipitation, infiltration, soil moisture, evaporation, and stream flow. Data analysis methods also covered. Laboratory reports required. This course is intended to complement CE 325.
CE 330 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering (4 cr)
Principles of engineered environmental systems, including physical, chemical, and microbiological processes; types and effects of pollutants; regulations; treatment of water, wastewater, sludges, and solid waste; control of air and agricultural pollution. Three lec and one 3-hr lab a wk.
CE 342 Theory of Structures (3 cr)
Stresses and strains in statically determinate and indeterminate beam, truss, and rigid frame structures; effects of moving loads; matrix displacement method. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk.
CE 357 Properties of Construction Materials (4 cr)
Principles of construction materials, composition, physical and mechanical properties, test methods, data analysis and interpretations, and report writing; materials covered are aggregates, cements, concretes, metals, wood, and composites. Three lec and two hrs of lab.
Coreq: Stat 301
CE 360 Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering (4 cr)
Soil composition, descriptions, and classification systems; permeability and seepage; capillarity and suction; total, effective, and neutral stresses, compression and volume changes; shear strength; compaction. Three lectures, and 2 hours of lab a week.
CE 372 Fundamentals of Transportation Engineering (4 cr)
Intro to planning, design, and operation of highway and traffic, public transportation, and airport systems. Three lec and one 3-hr lab a wk; periodic field data collection and one or two field trips.
Coreq: Engl 317
CE 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
CE 403 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
CE 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
CE 411 Engineering Fundamentals (1 cr)
Review of basic engineering and science material covered in Fundamentals of Engineering exam. Offered for the nine to ten week period prior to the exam date. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Senior standing or Permission
CE 421 Engineering Hydrology (3 cr)
Same as BAE ID451. Hydrologic design including: statistical methods, rainfall analysis and design storm development, frequency analysis, peak discharge estimation, hydrograph analysis and synthesis, flow routing, and risk analysis.
CE ID&WS-J422/ID-J522 Hydraulic Structures Analysis and Design (3 cr) WSU C E 450
Hydraulic design and stability analysis of hydraulic structures, such as dams, weirs, spillways, stilling basins, culverts, levees, fish ladders etc. Project oriented problems. Extra design projects or different design projects for grad cr. One field trip.
CE ID&WS428 Open Channel Hydraulics (3 cr) WSU C E 451
See BAE 458.
CE 431 Design of Water and Wastewater Systems I (3 cr)
Application of fundamental engineering science to the design of systems for the treatment of domestic and industrial water supplies; treatment and re-use of domestic sewage and industrial wastes. Three lec a wk.
CE J432/J532 Design of Water and Wastewater Systems II (3 cr)
Application of unit operations and processes to design of integrated wastewater treatment systems; critical analysis of existing designs. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: CE 431
CE J433/J533 Water Quality Management (3 cr)
Physical, chemical, and biological techniques for analysis of water quality management problems; development of design criteria for corrective systems. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr.
CE WS435 Hazardous Waste Engineering (3-4 cr) WSU C E 418
CE 441 Reinforced Concrete Design (3 cr)
Strength design method in accordance with latest ACI code. Two lec and one 2-hr lab a wk.
Prereq: CE 342
CE WS442 Prestressed Concrete and Reinforced Masonry Design (3 cr) WSU C E 434/534
CE WS443 Design of Timber Structures (3 cr) WSU C E 436
CE 444 Steel Design (3 cr)
Structural steel design using latest AISC specifications. Two lec and one 2-hr lab a wk.
Prereq: CE 342
CE J445/J545 Matrix Structural Analysis (3 cr)
Formulation of the analysis of trusses, beams, and frames using the stiffness method of matrix structural analysis; development of element properties, coordinate transformations, and global analysis theory; special topics such as initial loads, member and joint constraints, and nonlinear analysis. Special project demonstrating mature understanding of materials reqd for grad cr.
Prereq: CE 342 or Permission
CE 460 Geotechnical Engineering Design (3 cr)
Applications of soil mechanics in design of earth retaining structures, shallow and deep foundations, embankments, slopes, excavations, and soil exploration programs.
Prereq: CE 360
CE 473 Highway Design (3 cr)
Planning, horizontal and vertical alignments, field data collection, location and design of highway systems. Demonstrated competence in the operation of electronic total stations and land development software required for permission. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk.
Prereq: CE 211 and Permission
Coreq: CE 372
CE ID474 Traffic Systems Design (3 cr) WSU C E 474
Analysis and design of network traffic systems; system evaluation using computer optimization and simulation; development and testing of alternative system design. Two lec and one 3-hr lab a wk; field data collection and field site visits.
Prereq: CE 372 or Permission
CE ID475 Pavement Design and Evaluation (3 cr) WSU C E 473
Pavement design processes; stress-strain analysis in multi-layer elastic system; materials selection and characterization methods; traffic loads, design methods for flexible and rigid pavements; performance evaluation of existing pavements; condition survey and ratings; introduction to pavement maintenance and rehabilitation techniques.
Prereq: CE 357 or Equivalent, or Permission
CE 482 Project Engineering (3 cr)
Modern project engineering techniques for planning, scheduling, and controlling typical engineering and construction projects; linear programming and other optimization techniques as applied to resource allocation; microcomputer applications are emphasized and appropriate software used throughout the course.
CE 484 Engineering Law and Contracts (2 cr)
Contract law and application to engineering services agreements and construction contracts; specifications, agency, torts, professional liability, and alternate dispute resolution.
Prereq: Senior standing in Engineering
CE 491 Civil Engineering Professional Seminar (1 cr)
Employment and technical topics; preparation and presentation of professional paper. Course to be taken in last semester before graduation. Graded P/F.
Prereq: Senior standing in Civil Engineering.
CE 492 (s) Professional Society Project (1 cr, max 2)
May be used as a technical elective by CE majors. Active participation in a student project sponsored by one of the professional engineering societies; students schedule, manage, and complete the project, make written and oral presentations, and present the project results to the sponsoring professional engineering society.
Prereq: Junior standing in Civil Engineering and Permission
CE 494 Senior Design Project (3 cr)
May be used as core credit in J-3-d. One or two semester comprehensive civil engineering design project. Requires integration of skills acquired in civil engineering elective courses, written reports, and oral presentations.
Prereq: Senior standing in Civil Engineering and Permission
CE 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
CE 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)
CE 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)
Conferences and reports on current developments.
CE 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)
CE 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)
CE 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)
CE ID&WS510 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3 cr) WSU C E 514
See ME 539.
CE 519 Fluid Transients (3 cr)
Same as ME 519. Development of concepts and modeling techniques for unsteady flow of liquid and gas in piping systems; extensive computer programming used to develop tools for analysis, design, and control of transients. (Alt/yrs)
CE 520 Fluid Dynamics (3 cr)
See ME J420/J520.
CE ID&WS521 Sedimentation Engineering (3 cr) WSU CE 517
Intro to river morphology and channel responses; fluvial processes of erosion, entrainment, transportation, and deposition of sediment.
Prereq: CE 428 or Permission
CE ID522 Hydraulic Structures Analysis and Design (3 cr)
See CE J422/J522.
CE 523 Water Resources Systems (3 cr)
Concepts in water development; coordination of development of other natural resources; systems approach and optimization techniques.
CE 526 Aquatic Habitat Modeling (3 cr)
The course objective is to learn the underlying principles of all components required for aquatic habitat modeling, to be able to perform such projects in riverine ecosystems including project design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of the results and to learn the use of computational aquatic habitat models. Students will be working on their own modeling projects using the simulation model CASiMiR.
CE 528 Stochastic Hydrology (3 cr)
Analyses and evaluation of hydrologic data and time series; application of stochastic models to data generation and record extension (daily and storm precipitation, monthly and annual streamflows); regression and autoregression analyses; extensive computer applications for data analysis and synthesis.
Prereq: CE 325, introductory statistics course
CE 529 Natural Channel Flow (3 cr)
See BAE 550.
CE ID&WS531 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations (3 cr) WSU C E 541
Analysis and design of physical and chemical operations of water and waste treatment; flow models, sedimentation, flocculation, filtration, and water conditioning.
CE ID&WS532 Design of Water and Wastewater Systems II (3 cr)
See CE J432/J532.
CE 533 Water Quality Management (3 cr)
See CE J433/J533.
CE ID&WS534 Environmental Engineering Unit Processes (3 cr) WSU C E 542
Aeration system design, biological oxidations, growth kinetics, process design of suspended growth and fixed film aerobic and anaerobic systems, biological nutrient removal, land treatment systems.
Prereq: CE 431 or Permission
CE 535 Fluvial Geomorphology and River Mechanics (3 cr)
Hydraulic and morphologic processes of rivers. Drainage network development, channel hydraulics and shear stress partitioning via boundary layer theory, hydraulic geometry and cross-sectional form, sediment transport and bed material sampling, reach-scale morphologies and processes from headwater streams to lowland rivers, physical processes of forest rivers, sediment budgets, and river valley evolution. Field exercises emphasize quantitative analysis of fluvial processes and channel form, acquisition of field skills (measuring hydraulic and geomorphic variables, topographic surveying), and scientific writing. (Alt/yrs)
Prereq: CE 428 or Permission
CE 536 Hydropower Systems (3 cr)
Design, construction and operation of low-head, medium and high-head hydropower plants, including run-of-river, storage and pumped storage plants. Design and analysis of hydraulic components, economic analysis, environmental aspects and low impact hydro schemes. (Alt/yrs, Fall only)
CE ID&WS541 Reliability of Engineering Systems (3 cr) WSU C E 531
Same as ME 583. Fundamentals of reliability theory, system reliability analysis including common-mode failures and fault tree and event tree analysis, time-dependent reliability including testing and maintenance, propagation of uncertainty, human reliability analysis, practical applications in component and system design throughout the semester.
CE ID&WS542 Advanced Design of Steel Structures (3 cr) WSU C E 530
Plate girder design; local and global buckling; plastic collapse analysis; shear and moment-resisting connections; eccentrically-loaded connections.
Prereq: CE 444 or Permission
CE ID&WS543 Dynamics of Structures (3 cr) WSU C E 512
Equations of motion, free vibration, damping mechanisms, harmonic, impulse, and seismic loading; shock and seismic response spectra, time and frequency domain analysis, modal analysis, structural dynamics in building codes.
CE 545 Matrix Structural Analysis (3 cr)
See CE J445/J545.
CE ID&WS546 Finite Element Analysis (3 cr) WSU C E 532
Same as ME 549. Formulation of theory from basic consideration of mechanics; applications to structural engineering, solid mechanics, soil and rock mechanics; fluid flow.
CE ID&WS547 Advanced Reinforced Concrete (3 cr) WSU C E 533
Composite design; slab design; limit state design; footings; retaining walls; deep beams; brackets and corbels; torsion; seismic design; shear walls.
Prereq: CE 441
CE ID&WS556 Properties of Highway Pavement Materials (3 cr) WSU CE 567
Physical and mechanical properties of asphalt and Portland cement concrete materials; design of asphalt concrete mixes; introduction to viscoelastic theory; characterization methods, emphasizing fatigue, rutting and thermal cracking; modification and upgrading techniques. Three 1-hr lec a wk and variable number of lab hrs for demonstration.
Prereq: CE 357 or Equivalent, or Permission
CE ID561 Engineering Properties of Soils (3 cr) WSU C E 527
Physical properties, compressibility and consolidation, shear strength, compaction, saturated and unsaturated soils, laboratory and field methods of measurement, relations of physical and engineering properties, introduction to critical-state soil mechanics.
Prereq: CE 360
CE ID562 Advanced Foundation Engineering (3 cr) WSU C E 528
Interpretation of in-situ tests for foundation design parameters, bearing capacity and settlement of axially loaded piles, pile groups, and drilled shafts, pile dynamics, laterally loaded deep foundations, downdrag and uplift of deep foundations, foundation load and integrity testing methods and data interpretation, mat foundations.
Prereq: CE 360 or Permission
CE ID563 Seepage and Slope Stability (3 cr) WSU C E 507
Same as GeoE 535. Principles governing the flow of water through soils; mechanics of stability analysis of slopes, landslides, and embankments for soil and rock masses; probabilistic analyses; stabilization methods. (Alt/even yrs, Spring only)
CE ID&WS566 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (3 cr) WSU C E 524
Faulting and seismicity; site response analysis; probabilistic seismic hazard assessment; dynamic soil properties; influence of soil on ground shaking; response spectra; soil liquefaction; seismic earth pressures; seismic slope stability; earthquake resistant design.
Prereq: CE 360 or Equivalent, or Permission
CE WS567 Soil and Site Improvement (3 cr) WSU C E 425/525
CE ID&WS571 Traffic Flow Theory (3 cr) WSU C E 501
Introduction to elements of traffic flow theory including principles of traffic stream characteristics, capacity, queueing theory, and shock waves; application of traffic flow theory to freeway and arterial traffic flow problems. (Alt/yrs)
CE ID&WS572 Intersection Traffic Operations (3 cr) WSU C E 501
Application of traffic simulation models to the design and operations of traffic facilities, including intersection, arterials; assessment and design of traffic signal timing strategies. (Alt/yrs)
CE ID&WS573 Transportation Planning (3 cr) WSU C E 501
Concepts and methods of transportation planning, including network modeling, travel demand forecasting, and systems evaluation of multi-modal transportation systems. (Alt/yrs)
CE ID&WS574 Public Transportation (3 cr) WSU C E 501
Concepts and principles of planning and operations of public transportation systems, including bus transit, rail transit, and paratransit modes. (Alt/yrs)
CE ID&WS575 Advanced Pavement Design and Analysis (3 cr) WSU C E 572
Design of new and rehabilitated asphalt and Portland cement concrete pavements; mechanistic-empirical design procedures; performance models; deflection-based structural analysis, overlay design, environmental effects; long-term pavement performance (LTPP), and introduction to research topics in pavement engineering.
Prereq: CE 475 or Equivalent, or Permission
CE 576 Highway Design and Traffic Safety (3 cr)
Geometric design of highways as related to operation and safety. Analysis of highway design alternatives and control strategies with respect to accident probabilities. Statistical models for safety analysis. Accident countermeasure selection and evaluation methodology. Risk management.
CE ID577 Pavement Management and Rehabilitation (3 cr) WSU C E 566
Overview of Pavement Management Systems; PMS project and network levels; serviceability concepts and performance models; PMS data needs; rehabilitation and maintenance strategies; life cycle cost analysis; implementation of PMS in design, construction, maintenance, and research; examples of working PMS; maintenance and rehabilitation of asphalt and concrete pavements.
CE 578 Highway Traffic Operations (3 cr)
Theory of two-lane highway and freeway operations, application of traffic simulation models for the design and operations of highway, development and assessment of freeway management and control strategies including Intelligent Transportation Systems applications, field data collection and analysis. (Alt/yrs)
CE 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)
CE 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)
CE 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)
Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.
CE 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)