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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

6. College of Engineering

Courses

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The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Department of Chemical Engineering

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Chemical Engineering: CHE

Lower-Division Courses

102. Introduction to Chemical Engineering.
Enrollment limited to freshmen. Introduction to chemical engineering, including problem solving and study skills. Opportunities and responsibilities of a career in chemical engineering. One lecture hour and one recitation hour a week for one semester. May not be counted toward any engineering degree. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

210. Introduction to Computing.
Computer programming focusing on basics of computing, high-level programming environments, and spreadsheets, with application to chemical engineering. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: A major in chemical engineering or consent of instructor.

317. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis.
Principles and applications of material and energy balances in process analysis. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course in order to take upper-division courses in chemical engineering. Prerequisite: Chemistry 302 and Mathematics 408D with a grade of at least C in each.

Upper-Division Courses

322. Thermodynamics.
Introductory course in thermodynamics with special reference to chemical process applications: basic laws, thermodynamic properties of single component systems, expansion and compression of fluids, heat engines, multicomponent systems, physical equilibrium, chemical equilibrium. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 317 and 348 (or 448) with a grade of at least C in each, Mathematics 427K, and Chemistry 353.

323. Chemical Engineering for Microelectronics.
Definition and description of the terminology and processes of microelectronics. Introduction to semiconductor fundamentals, crystal structure, and facilities and chemical processes for integrated circuit manufacture. Prerequisite: Chemistry 618.

325L. Cooperative Engineering.
This course covers the work period of chemical engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for three semesters. The student must complete Chemical Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LY, Chemical Engineering 325LX and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LZ, Chemical Engineering 325LY and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

333T. Engineering Communication.
Advanced technical communication skills, with emphasis on writing strategies for technical documents, oral presentations, and visual aids. Prerequisite: Admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

339. Introduction to Biochemical Engineering.
Same as Biology 335. Microorganisms in chemical and biochemical syntheses; genetic manipulation of cells by classical and recombinant DNA techniques. Enzyme technology; design of bioreactors and microbial fermentations; separations of biological products. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemical Engineering 339, 379 (Topic: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering), Microbiology 335. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and consent of instructor or two of the following courses: Biology 211, 212, 214.

340. Product and Process Development.
Product and process innovation in the process industries; screening criteria; needs-requirements research; evaluation. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemical Engineering 340, 379 (Topic: Product and Process Development), 384 (Topic: Product and Process Development), 395J. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Chemical Engineering 353 or consent of instructor.

341. Design for Environment.
Overview of environmental assessment tools for chemical processes and products, including life cycle and risk assessments. Overview of design tools for improving environmental performance of chemical processes, including unit operations and flowsheet analysis methods. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemical Engineering 341, 379 (Topic 1: Design for Environment), 384 (Topic: Design for Environment), 395K. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

342. Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis.
Study of the economic decisions faced by chemical engineers. Discounted cash flow techniques. Personal finance, managerial economics, and other special topics. Only one of the following may be counted: Chemical Engineering 342, 379 (Topic: Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis), 384 (Topic: Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis), 395G. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

348. Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering and Problem Solving.
Numerical solutions to algebraic and differential equations; numerical methods to integration, interpolation, and regression analysis, with application to chemical engineering. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 210 and 317 and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each.

350. Chemical Engineering Materials.
Metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials. Crystal structures, phase diagrams, diffusion, and mechanical properties. Emphasis on structure-property-processing relationships. Prerequisite: Chemistry 353.

353. Transport Phenomena.
Basic study of momentum, energy and mass transport; includes viscous and turbulent flow; heat transfer and mass diffusion. Three lecture hours and up to two recitation hours a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 317 and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each.

253K. Applied Statistics.
Statistical methods such as probability and probability distribution, statistical inference and analysis of variance, and design of experiments and statistical quality control. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 210 and 317 and Mathematics 427K with a grade of at least C in each.

253M, 353M. Measurement, Control, and Data Analysis Laboratory.
Measurement of process variables in transport phenomena; computer data acquisition and control; statistical analysis of data; laboratory safety. Written reports. For 253M, five laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 353M, one lecture hour and five laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For 253M, Chemical Engineering 333T, 348 (or 448), 353, and 253K with a grade of at least C in each; for 353M, Chemical Engineering 333T, 348 (or 448), and 353 with a grade of at least C in each.

354. Unit Operations I: Transport Processes.
Design and analysis of heat exchangers, fluid-flow systems and equipment, and interphase-contact devices. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 348 (or 448) or 353 with a grade of at least C.

355. Introduction to Polymer Engineering.
Formation, properties, and applications of polymers. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 322 or consent of instructor.

356. Optimization: Theory and Practice.
Techniques of optimization, including formulation of optimization problems, one-dimensional search techniques, analytical methods, and n-dimensional search techniques; application of methods to process-industry problems. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 348 (or 448) and 353.

357. Technology and Its Impact on the Environment.
Study of sources and fates of environmental pollutants; environmental quality standards--their measurement and regulation; and pollution control design procedures.

360. Process Control.
Analysis of process dynamics and methods for the design of automatic control systems for chemical process plants. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 322, 353M, and 354 with a grade of at least C in each.

363. Unit Operations II: Separation Processes.
Design and analysis of equilibrium-phase separation systems (distillation, absorption, extraction) and membrane separation systems. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 322, 348 (or 448), and 353 with a grade of at least C in each.

363K. Polymer Processing.
Description and analysis of polymer processing operations: extrusion, molding, fiber and film formation; includes processing characteristics of polymers. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 322 and 354.

264. Chemical Engineering Process and Projects Laboratory.
Experimental studies of unit operations. Laboratory safety. Statistical data analysis. Written and oral reports. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 353M and 363 with a grade of at least C in each.

372. Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design.
Planning and design of commercial chemical and biochemical reaction systems for producing fuels, polymers, specialty and consumer products, pharmaceuticals, solid-state devices, and other products. Three lecture hours and one recitation hour a week for one semester. Chemical engineering majors must make a grade of at least C in this course. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 322, 348 (or 448), and 354 with a grade of at least C in each.

473K. Process Design and Operations.
Process design, economics, and safety; design projects representing a variety of industries and products. Three lecture hours and two recitation hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 354, 363, and 372 with a grade of at least C in each.

376K. Process Evaluation and Quality Control.
Use of statistical techniques to evaluate, compare, and optimize processes. Design of experiments for improved product quality control. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

177K, 277K, 377K. Undergraduate Research Project.
Recommended for students considering graduate study. Topic to be selected in conjunction with individual chemical engineering faculty member, with approval by the department chair. A final written report is required. Three, six, or nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: A grade point average of at least 3.00 in chemical engineering courses.

179, 279, 379, 479. Topics in Chemical Engineering.
Special topics of current interest. The equivalent of one, two, three, or four lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

679H. Undergraduate Honors Thesis.
Research performed during two consecutive semesters under the supervision of a chemical engineering faculty member; topics are selected jointly by the student and the faculty member with approval by the department chair. The student makes two oral presentations and writes a thesis. Individual instruction for two semesters. Students pursuing both the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, and the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering may use this course to fulfill the thesis requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II. Prerequisite: For 679HA, enrollment in the Chemical Engineering Honors Program; for 679HB, enrollment in the Chemical Engineering Honors Program and credit for Chemical Engineering 679HA.

Department of Civil Engineering

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Architectural Engineering: ARE

Lower-Division Courses

102. Introduction to Architectural Engineering.
Introduction to architectural engineering as a career by use of case studies. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only.Prerequisite: A major in architectural engineering, civil engineering, or architecture, or consent of instructor.

217. Computer-Aided Design and Graphics.
Introduction to procedures in computer-aided design and computer graphics used in producing plans and three-dimensional electronic models associated with building design and construction. Three hours of lecture and laboratory a week for one semester. Architectural Engineering 217 and 125 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311K

Upper-Division Courses

320K. Introduction to Design I.
Introduction to design principles, concepts, and problem-solving approaches. Issues addressed by a series of two- and three-dimensional abstract studies. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester only. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Architectural Engineering 217.

320L. Introduction to Design II.
Continuation of Architectural Engineering 320K. Focus on building design. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 320K.

323K. Project Management and Economics.
Solving economic problems related to construction and engineering; construction project management techniques; characteristics of construction organizations, equipment, and methods. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D.

325L. Cooperative Engineering.
This course covers the work period of architectural engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for three semesters. The student must complete Architectural Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LY, Architectural Engineering 325LX and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LZ, Architectural Engineering 325LY and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

335. Materials and Methods of Building Construction.
Elements and properties of construction materials and components; fabrication and construction technologies, methods, and processes; engineering systems characteristic of commercial buildings such as foundation, structural, and building envelope systems. Two lecture hours and three laboratory/discussion hours a week for one semester. Architectural Engineering 335 and 235K may not both be counted; Architectural Engineering 335 and 235L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 314K and admission to the major sequence in architectural engineering.

345K. Masonry Engineering.
Behavior and design of masonry with respect to architectural, economic, and structural criteria. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 329 and credit or registration for Civil Engineering 331.

346N. Building Environmental Systems.
Analysis and design of building air conditioning systems; heating and cooling load calculations, air side systems analysis, air distribution, fans, pumps, and piping systems; building electrical requirements, electrical and lighting systems; introduction to building plumbing and acoustics in buildings. Offered in the spring semester only. Architectural Engineering 346K and 346N may not both be counted. Architectural Engineering 346L and 346N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Physics 303L and 103N.

350. Advanced CAD Procedures.
Introduction to advanced CAD procedures and CAD systems and their influence on building design and construction. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Architectural Engineering 350 and 377K (Topic: Advanced CAD Procedures) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 102 or Civil Engineering 301; Civil Engineering 311K; admission to the major sequence in architectural or civil engineering; and Architectural Engineering 217 (or 125) or consent of instructor.

358. Cost Estimating in Building Construction.
Building construction quantity surveying from plans and specifications, unit prices, lump sum estimates, job sites, overhead, general overhead, and bidding procedures. Two lecture hours and three supervised laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 335 and admission to the major sequence in civil engineering or architectural engineering. Experience reading construction blueprints is recommended.

362L. Wood Engineering Design.
Design of solid and laminated structural members, connections, and plywood structural components; structural systems and laminated arches. Five hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 329.

465. Integrated Design Project.
Design of low-rise buildings, including structural and environmental systems; preparation of contract documents. Two lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 217 (or 125), 320L, 335 (or 235K and 235L), 346N (or 346K and 346L), 362L, and Civil Engineering 331, 335, and 357.

366. Contracts, Liability, and Ethics.
Legal aspects of engineering and construction contracts and specifications; contract formation, interpretation, rights and duties, and changes; legal liabilities and professional ethics of architects, engineers, and contractors. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the major sequence in civil engineering or architectural engineering.

177K, 277K, 377K. Studies in Architectural Engineering.
Various specified topics or conference course. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Additional hours are required for some topics; these topics are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Civil Engineering: C E

Lower-Division Courses

301. Civil Engineering Systems.
Introduction to civil engineering as a career; engineering problem solving; microcomputers for text and graphics; introduction to civil engineering measurements; disciplines within civil engineering; engineering ethics. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.

311K. Introduction to Computer Methods.
Organization and programming of civil engineering problems for computer solutions. Five hours a week for one semester, including lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Mathematics 408D or 308L; additional prerequisite for civil engineering majors, Civil Engineering 301.

311S.Elementary Statistics for Civil Engineers.
Basic theory of probability and statistics with practical applications to civil engineering problems; emphasis on sampling, statistical inference, and experiment design. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D.

314K. Properties and Behavior of Engineering Materials.
Structure, properties, and behavior of engineering materials, including concrete and metals. Laboratory exercises illustrate mechanical behavior of typical materials and demonstrate selected principles of mechanics. Six hours of lecture, laboratory, and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301 and Engineering Mechanics 319.

319F.Elementary Mechanics of Fluids.
Fluid properties, hydrostatics, elements of fluid dynamics, energy and momentum, boundary layers, similitude, pipe flow, metering instruments, drag forces. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Civil Engineering 319F and Mechanical Engineering 330 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 306.

Upper-Division Courses

321. Transportation Systems.
Planning, economics, location, construction, operation, maintenance, and design of transportation systems; concepts of various modes of transportation. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311S.

325L. Cooperative Engineering.
This course covers the work period of civil engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for three semesters. The student must complete Civil Engineering 325LX, 325LY, and 325LZ before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 325LX, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LY, Civil Engineering 325LX and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 325LZ, Civil Engineering 325LY and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

329. Structural Analysis.
Forces and deflections from stationary and moving loads for determinate and indeterminate structural systems. Four hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and credit or registration for Civil Engineering 311K.

331.Reinforced Concrete Design.
Ultimate strength theory and design for reinforced concrete members. Five hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 314K and 329.

333H.Engineering Communication: Honors.
Technical communication skills for use in industry and academia: writing and peer-reviewing technical research reports and papers, representing information graphically, delivering oral presentations, working collaboratively, and managing computer-mediated communication. Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Civil Engineering 333H and 333T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 (or English 306), admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering, and admission to an engineering honors program or consent of instructor.

333T. Engineering Communication.
Technical communication skills for engineers, including writing technical documents, representing information graphically, delivering oral presentations, working collaboratively, and managing computer-mediated communication. Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Civil Engineering 333H and 333T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Composition 306 (or English 306) and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering.

335. Elements of Steel Design.
Analysis and design of tension members, beams, columns, and bolted and welded connections. Five hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 314K and 329.

341. Introduction to Environmental Engineering.
Quantitative evaluation of the environmental, economic, and technical problems involved in control of pollutants of the air, water, and land. Prerequisite: Chemistry 301 and 302 and credit or registration for Civil Engineering 311S, or consent of instructor.

342. Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering.
Application of chemical, biological, and physical principles to the analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment processes. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 341 and credit or registration for Civil Engineering 319F, or consent of instructor.

346. Solid Waste Engineering and Management.
Characteristics of municipal and industrial solid wastes, generation rates, collection systems, recycling, processing, and disposal. Two lecture hours and three discussion hours a week for one semester, with occasional field trips.Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 341 or consent of instructor.

346K. Hazardous Waste Management.
Technical and regulatory aspects of handling and treating hazardous wastes. Contaminant fate and transport, site investigation and remediation techniques, risk assessment methodology, and treatment and disposal methods. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 341 or the equivalent or consent of instructor.

351. Construction Materials.
Portland cement, properties of fresh and hardened concrete, mix design, lightweight aggregates, polymer impregnated and fiber reinforced concretes, asphalt, clay masonry, steel heat treatments. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 314K.

352. Civil Engineering Measurements.
Computations, error analysis, use and adjustment of surveying instruments. Two lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Mathematics 408D or 308L, and credit or registration for Civil Engineering 311S.

356. Elements of Hydraulic Engineering.
Flow in closed conduits and open channels; pumps; flow measurement; design of storm sewers. Five hours a week for one semester, including lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 319F.

357. Geotechnical Engineering.
Engineering properties of soils; permeability and shear strength of soils; settlement of embankments and foundations of structures; laboratory measurements. Six hours a week for one semester, including lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Civil Engineering 319F.

358. Introductory Ocean Engineering.
Wave theory and its applications to coastal engineering and offshore structure technology. Includes fundamentals of inviscid, incompressible fluid flow. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 319F or consent of instructor.

360K. Foundation Engineering.
Effect of geotechnical conditions on the behavior, proportioning, and choice of foundation type; design of shallow and deep foundations; study of foundation case histories. Five hours a week for one semester, including lecture and discussion. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 357.

362M. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design.
Design of reinforced concrete buildings by ultimate strength design. Five hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 331.

362N. Advanced Steel Design.
Design of steel buildings, composite beams, and plate girders. Five hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 335, or upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

363. Advanced Structural Analysis.
Structural analysis for forces and deflections in complex structures, using energy methods and computer methods. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 329.

364. Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities.
Analysis, synthesis, and integrated design of collection systems, pumping stations, and treatment plants for municipal wastewater; design of water treatment plants. Six hours a week for one semester, including lecture and design laboratory. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 356 and credit or registration for Civil Engineering 342, or consent of instructor.

365K. Hydraulic Engineering Design.
Analysis and design projects for problems in hydraulic engineering practice. Three hours a week for one semester, including lecture, laboratory, or field trips. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311S and 356.

366K. Design of Bituminous Mixtures.
Fundamental properties of asphalt and aggregates; design and control of asphalt mixtures; structural design of flexible pavements. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Civil Engineering 321.

366M. Modern Pavement Materials.
Pavement theory, soil mineralogy, material characterization, stabilization, asphalt additives, concrete additives, fibers, recycled materials. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

367. Highway Engineering.
Geometric design of modern highways and streets, including intersections and interchanges; drainage; traffic operations. Three lecture hours and one hour of computer-aided-design laboratory a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 321 or consent of instructor.

367P. Pavement Design and Performance.
Basic principles of design of pavements for highways, airfields, and railroads; pavement construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 321 and 357.

367T. Traffic Engineering.
Driver and vehicle characteristics, traffic studies, traffic laws and ordinances, intersection capacity, signs, markings, signals, bus transit, parking, design of street systems, and operational controls. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 321 or consent of instructor.

369L. Air Pollution Engineering.
Characterization of sources, emissions, transport, transformation, effects, and control of air pollutants. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 341 and Mechanical Engineering 320 or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

370K. Environmental Sampling and Analysis.
Principles of water chemistry, applied to measurement of contaminants in drinking water, wastewater, natural waters, and the atmosphere. Six hours of lecture and laboratory a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in engineering and Civil Engineering 341, or consent of instructor.

374K. Hydrology.
Phases of the hydrologic cycle, unit hydrograph, flow routing, groundwater flow and aquifers, hydrologic statistics, design storms and flows, design of storm sewers, detention ponds and water supply reservoirs. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311S and 356.

374L. Groundwater Hydraulics.
Darcy's law, steady flow in aquifers, aquifer and well testing, regional flow, numerical simulation, unsaturated flow, saltwater intrusion. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 356 or consent of instructor.

375. Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures.
Earth fills, excavations, and dams; soil compaction, ground improvement, and slope stability; seepage and dewatering; study of earth-pressure theories; design of earth-retaining structures. Offered in the spring semester only. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 357.

376. Airport Design.
Factors influencing the location, design, and construction of airports, including lighting, terminal facilities, noise-level control, aircraft control, airspace utilization, and automobile parking. Three lecture hours and one hour of computer laboratory a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 321 or consent of instructor.

177K, 277K, 377K. Studies in Civil Engineering.
Various specified topics or conference course. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Additional hours may be required for some topics; these are identified in the Course Schedule. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Technological Innovation: Bioethical Issues.

Topic 2: Energy Policy and Ethical Conflicts.

Topic 3: Engineering Ethics in a Corporate World.

Topic 4: The Environment, Resources, and Technological Risks.

Topic 5: Engineering Entrepreneurship.

Topic 6: Engineering in a Legal Environment.

378D. Integrated Design.
Restricted to students in their last long-session semester. Integration of design concepts; impact of ethical issues on design; discussion with practicing engineers of real-world engineering problems; development of oral and written communication skills; discussion of the preparation of reports, plans, or specifications; emerging engineering issues. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 333T and credit or registration for all required base-level courses.

379K. Introduction to Numerical Methods.
Introduction to numerical methods, including numerical modeling of physical systems, sources of errors in engineering simulations, solutions of nonlinear equations, solutions of systems of linear equations (direct and iterative methods), curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, solution of ODEs and PDEs (BVPs, IBVPs, discretizations), eigenvalue problems and optimization. Instruction complemented with numerical and symbolic computation software. Most problems are drawn from civil engineering applications. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311K and admission to the major sequence in civil or architectural engineering, or consent of instructor.

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
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