Courses - Civil Engineering (CE)
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Upcoming or current semester courses offered
Basic concepts and principles of statics with applications to Newton's Laws of Motion to engineering problems. Forces, moments, equilibrium, couples, free body diagrams, trusses, frames, fluid statics, friction, area and mass moment of inertia.
Elastic relationships between external forces acting on deformable bodies and the associated stresses and deformations; structural members subjected to axial load, torsion, and bending; column buckling; combined stresses; repeated loads; unsymmetrical bending.
Principles of computer graphics and utilization of computers in the design process. Civil engineering applications of AutoCAD.
Principles of plane surveying; measurement of horizontal and vertical distance, directions and angles, traverses, areas.
Application of theoretical fluid mechanics to problems of special interest to civil engineers including pipe flow, open channel flow, forces on submerged bodies, and flow measurement. Laboratory component of course provides experimental verification of theories and computer visualization.
Structure, composition and engineering properties of aggregates, cement concrete, asphalt, asphalt concrete, and other civil engineering materials. Mix design, testing, and quality control. Material Fee as indicated in the Schedule of Classes.
Introduction to environmental laws; reaction kinetics; principles of mass balances; plug-flow and completely stirred tank reactors; Stoke's Law; Streeter-Phelps oxygen sag curves; water chemistry; hydrologic cycle; population growth models; elements of soil waste management and air pollution.
Design of engineered environmental systems, including drinking water distribution systems, sanitary and storm water sewer systems, and municipal waste disposal sites.
Basic concepts of structural analysis; reactions, forces, and stresses in trusses and beams; influence lines; elastic deflections; introduction to indeterminate structures; computer applications.
First course in design of steel structures. Introduction to the concepts, requirements, and fundamental skills for steel building structural design.
First course in design of concrete structures. Design and analysis of reinforced concrete beams, columns, and other structural members; ACI code requirements, cost concerns, safety, industry practices; introduction to prestressed concrete.
Composition, engineering properties and behavior of soils. Principles of soil mechanics. Experimental determination of engineering classification, strength and deformation characteristics of natural and artificially placed soils.
Transportation functions; transportation systems including highways, railways and airways. Techniques of transportation systems analysis including optimization, network flows and queueing theory.
A description of design elements of various system components of transportation; including the driver, vehicle and roadway. Traffic flow design elements including volume, density and speed; intersection design elements including delay, capacity and accident countermeasures and terminal design elements including inflow, outflow and circulation.
Economic analysis of engineering projects. Selection of appropriate interest rates and methods of analysis, analysis and evaluation of alternatives, depreciation and tax considerations, and use of accounting data in comparison of investment alternatives.
Supervised study and instruction in civil engineering. Written report required.
Capstone design experience through civil engineering projects. Satisfies General Education Writing Intensive requirement.
Analysis and design of water supply and wastewater treatment systems; water distribution systems; treatment of municipal water supplies, including sedimentation, softening, filtration and disinfection; design of sanitary and storm sewers; primary, secondary and tertiary treatment plant design; sludge handling.
Matrix structural analysis, discretization of continuous structural systems, stress analysis. Commercial finite element software preprocessing for developing finite element models; post-processing for evaluating analysis results.
Provides students the tools to uncover the relation between energy consumption and energy generation and optimize processes to take most advantage of low emitting energy options. Exposes students to design tools and methodologies from a diverse group of sources including US EPA, DOE, EIA, and the latest in emerging research.
Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes .
An introduction to the organization and management of construction projects. Project lifecycle including engineering, procurement and construction phases. Fundamentals of cost estimating, scheduling, quality, safety and risk management, legal and ethical aspects, construction productivity and lean construction, building codes, and building information modeling.
Theoretical development of equations governing flow in open channels. Application to real-world engineering problems involving water surface profiles, flood studies, and river.
Engineering design and development within sustainability constraints; theoretical, regulatory, and practical implications; Detroit and global applications.
Effect of axial loads on stiffness of flexural members. Buckling of trusses and rigid frames. Matrix method of analysis. Complex structures. Computer applications.
Concepts, procedures, methods of design and condition evaluation for modern highway bridges, according to current specifications. Entire system is covered, including superstructure, substructure, and their connections.
Theory and design of two-way slabs, footings, retaining walls, shear walls, and composite beams using ultimate strength design. Precast and prestressed concrete fundamentals.
Advanced topics of structural steel design: thin walled rolled and built-up members, beam columns, lateral torsional buckling, steel fatigue design, connection details. Steel design project.
Principles and practices of pavement management at the network and project level: serviceability, pavement design models, economic analysis, and priority programming.
Lectures, hands-on demonstrations and lab exercises to familiarize students with concepts and tools in Revit Architecture 2010 software; how software integrates 3D and 2D modeling.
Written report describing internship experience.
Safety problems in the construction industry and their technical and managerial solutions, construction accident and failure analysis and control. Safety program design and implementation with TQM integration.
A study of the sources of specific industrial waste waters and their treatability by physical, chemical and biological processes, including the industries' obligation in the prevention of stream pollution. Problems and solutions involved in combined treatment of industrial and domestic waste waters.
Theory of bending and torsion of bars, beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to theory of thin plates. Linear elastic fracture mechanics, application to brittle solids.
Traffic flow theories, macroscopic and microscopic models of traffic control, statistical analysis; design and application of intelligent transportation systems on traffic flow characteristics; evaluation.
Application of engineering economy and price theory in optimization of transportation systems; analysis of congestion costs, externalities, primary and secondary costs and benefits; evaluation of alternatives and completed projects and programs.
Planning and scheduling of construction projects, project networks and critical path methods, resource leveling, use of Primavera software.
Buildings and grounds operations and maintenance, planning design and construction, facilities economics and financing, real estate administration, environmental health and safety, health issues.
Construction financial management, construction accounting systems, analysis of financial statements, monitoring and controlling construction costs, managing overhead costs, markup, profit center analysis, cash flows for construction projects, financing, making financial decisions.
Construction project management framework, construction project integration, project scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, procurement management, risk management, communication management.
A consideration of special subject matter in civil engineering. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes .
Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.