Courses - Civil Engineering (CE)

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CE 2410 Statics

Prereq: MAT 2020 and PHY 2175.

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.

CE 2420 Elementary Mechanics of Materials

Prereq: ME 2410 or CE 2410; pre/coreq: BE 1300 or 1310.

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.

CE 3010 Introduction to CAD in Civil Engineering

Prereq: MAT 2020, BE 1200 or equiv. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

Principles of computer graphics and utilization of computers in the design process. Civil engineering applications of AutoCAD.

CE 3070 Surveying

Prereq: PHY 2185. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

Principles of plane surveying; measurement of horizontal and vertical distance, directions and angles, traverses, areas.

CE 3250 Applied Fluid Mechanics

Prereq: MAT 2030. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

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.

CE 3450 Civil Engineering Materials

Prereq: BE 2100. Prereq or coreq: CE 2420.

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.

CE 4210 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Prereq: CE 3250. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

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.

CE 4240 Environmental Engineering Design

Prereq: CE 4210.

Design of engineered environmental systems, including drinking water distribution systems, sanitary and storm water sewer systems, and municipal waste disposal sites.

CE 4400 Structural Analysis

Prereq: CE 2410 and CE 2420. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

Basic concepts of structural analysis; reactions, forces, and stresses in trusses and beams; influence lines; elastic deflections; introduction to indeterminate structures; computer applications.

CE 4410 Steel Design

Prereq: CE 4400. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

First course in design of steel structures. Introduction to the concepts, requirements, and fundamental skills for steel building structural design.

CE 4420 Reinforced Concrete Design

Prereq: CE 4400. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

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.

CE 4510 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Prereq: CE 3450. Prereq. or coreq: CE 3250. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

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.

CE 4600 Transportation Engineering

Prereq: BE 2100. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

Transportation functions; transportation systems including highways, railways and airways. Techniques of transportation systems analysis including optimization, network flows and queueing theory.

CE 4640 Transportation Design

Prereq: CE 4600. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

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.

CE 4850 Engineering Economy

Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

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.

CE 4990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of chairperson. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

Supervised study and instruction in civil engineering. Written report required.

CE 4995 (WI) Senior Design Project

Prereq: senior standing in civil engineering. Open only to students enrolled in professional engineering programs.

Capstone design experience through civil engineering projects. Satisfies General Education Writing Intensive requirement.

CE 5230 Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering

Prereq: CE 4210.

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.

CE 5370 Finite Element Analysis Fundamentals

Prereq: CE 4400 or ME 5600.

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.

CE 5410 Energy, Emissions, Environment (E3) Design

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.

CE 5995 Special Topics in Civil Engineering I

Prereq: written consent of chairperson.

Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes .

CE 6010 Introduction to Construction Engineering and Management

Prereq: CE 4850.

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.

CE 6130 Open Channel Hydraulics

Prereq: CE 3250 or equiv.

Theoretical development of equations governing flow in open channels. Application to real-world engineering problems involving water surface profiles, flood studies, and river.

CE 6270 Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Prereq: CE 4210.

Engineering design and development within sustainability constraints; theoretical, regulatory, and practical implications; Detroit and global applications.

CE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis

Prereq: CE 4410.

Effect of axial loads on stiffness of flexural members. Buckling of trusses and rigid frames. Matrix method of analysis. Complex structures. Computer applications.

CE 6340 Bridge Design and Evaluation

Prereq: CE 4420.

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.

CE 6370 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

Prereq: CE 4420.

Theory and design of two-way slabs, footings, retaining walls, shear walls, and composite beams using ultimate strength design. Precast and prestressed concrete fundamentals.

CE 6410 Advanced Steel Design

Prereq: CE 4420.

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.

CE 6660 Pavement Management Systems: Principles and Practices

Prereq: CE 4640.

Principles and practices of pavement management at the network and project level: serviceability, pavement design models, economic analysis, and priority programming.

CE 6880 Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Prereq: CE 3010 or equiv.

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.

CE 6991 Internship in Industry

Offered for S and U grades only. Prereq: written consent of department and supervisor prior to internship assignment.

Written report describing internship experience.

CE 7020 Construction Safety

Prereq: CE 6010.

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.

CE 7220 Industrial Waste Treatment

Prereq: CE 4200.

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.

CE 7300 Advanced Structural Mechanics

Prereq: CE 6330.

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.

CE 7620 Traffic Engineering Control and Operation

Prereq: CE 4640.

Traffic flow theories, macroscopic and microscopic models of traffic control, statistical analysis; design and application of intelligent transportation systems on traffic flow characteristics; evaluation.

CE 7640 Economic Analysis in Transportation Systems

Prereq: CE 4850 or IE 5870.

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.

CE 7830 Construction Planning and Scheduling

Prereq: CE 6010.

Planning and scheduling of construction projects, project networks and critical path methods, resource leveling, use of Primavera software.

CE 7840 Facilities Management

Prereq: CE 6010.

Buildings and grounds operations and maintenance, planning design and construction, facilities economics and financing, real estate administration, environmental health and safety, health issues.

CE 7860 Construction Accounting and Financial Management

Prereq: CE 6010.

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.

CE 7890 Integrated Construction Project Management

Prereq: CE 7830.

Construction project management framework, construction project integration, project scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, procurement management, risk management, communication management.

CE 7990 Directed Study

Prereq: written consent of advisor, chairperson and engineering graduate officer for master's students; written consent of advisor, chairperson and Dean of Graduate Studies for Ph.D. students.

CE 7995 Special Topics in Civil Engineering II

A consideration of special subject matter in civil engineering. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes .

CE 7996 Research

Prereq: written consent of advisor and chairperson.

CE 8999 Master's Thesis Research and Direction

Prereq: written consent of advisor.

CE 9990 Pre-Doctoral Candidacy Research

Prereq: written consent of department and approval by Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Offered for S and U grades only.

Research in preparation for doctoral dissertation.

CE 9991 Doctoral Candidate Status I: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: Ph.D. candidate in department and approval by the Ph.D Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Offered for S and U grades only.

CE 9992 Doctoral Candidate Status II: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: CE 9991 and approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following CE 9991. Offered for S and U grades only.

CE 9993 Doctoral Candidate Status III: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: CE 9992 and approval by the Ph.D. officer of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following CE 9992. Offered for S and U grades only.

CE 9994 Doctoral Candidate Status IV: Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: CE 9993 and approval of Ph.D. of the Graduate School. Required in academic-year semester following CE 9993. Offered for S and U grades only.

CE 9995 Candidate Maintenance Status: Doctoral Dissertation Research and Direction

Prereq: approval by the Ph.D. Officer of the Graduate School; completion of 30 credits in CE 9991-9994. Offered for S and U grades only.