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Department of Chemical Engineering

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

CHE | Chemical Engineering

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.

311. Engineering Sustainable Technologies. Flows of materials and energy in engineering environments at local, regional, and global scales, and the interaction of those anthropogenic flows with natural cycles of materials and energy. Discusses biogeochemical flows (grand cycles) and anthropogenic material flows at the national level, in industrial sectors, and for consumer products. Prerequisite: A high school course in chemistry and experience with Internet searches.

317. Introduction to Chemical Engineering Analysis. Principles and applications of material and energy balances in process analysis. Three lecture hours and one or two recitation hours 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: Chemical Engineering 210, Chemistry 302, and Mathematics 408D with a grade of at least C in each.

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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 210 and 317 with a grade of at least C in each, Mathematics 427K, and Chemistry 353.

322M. Molecular Thermodynamics. Statistical and molecular concepts, especially the role of the microscopic chemical potential. Chemical Engineering 322M and 379 (Topic: Molecular Thermodynamics) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Chemical Engineering 322 or the equivalent, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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: Upper-division standing, Chemistry 318M or 310M, and 318N or 310N, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of department.

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.

225M. Cooperative Engineering. This course covers the work period of chemical engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for two semesters. The student must complete Chemical Engineering 225MA and 225MB before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 225MA, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 225MB, Chemical Engineering 225MA 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. 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: Biology 335, Biomedical Engineering 339, Chemical Engineering 339, 379 (Topic: Introduction to Biochemical Engineering). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; Biology 311C and Chemistry 353; and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the undergraduate faculty adviser.

339P. Introduction to Biological Physics. Diffusion, dissipation, and driving forces in cellular processes. Locomotion of bacteria, basic modeling of biomolecular folding and binding events, osmotic flows, and self-assembly in cells. Chemical Engineering 339P and 379 (Topic: Molecular Driving Force in Biology) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 322, 353, and 253K with a grade of at least C in each, or consent of the department.

339T. Cell and Tissue Engineering. Introduction to biomedical research in tissue engineering. Includes case studies of tissues and organs of the body, physiology and biology of tissue, pathologies of tissue, current clinical treatments, the role of engineers in development of new technologies to diagnose and treat pathologies, quantitative cellular and molecular techniques, and applications of synthetic and natural biomaterials. Only one of the following may be counted: Biomedical Engineering 379, Chemical Engineering 339T, 379 (Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering). Prerequisite: Biology 311C and Chemical Engineering 350.

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, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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, 384 (Topic: Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis), 395G. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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. 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 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: Upper-division standing, Chemistry 353, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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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. 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. Five laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 333T, 348, 353, and 253K with a grade of at least C in each.

354. 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 and 353 with a grade of at least C in each.

355. Introduction to Polymers. Synthesis, structural characterization, physical properties, and applications of polymers. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Chemical Engineering 322, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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: Upper-division standing, Chemical Engineering 348 and 353, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

360. Process Control. Analysis of process dynamics and methods for the design of automatic control systems for chemical process plants. Three lecture hours and one or two recitation hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Chemical Engineering 322, 253M, and 354 with a grade of at least C in each.

363. Separation Processes and Mass Transfer. Design and analysis of equilibrium and mass transfer based on separations such as absorption, chromatography, crystallization, distillation, extraction, and membrane-based processes. 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, and 353 with a grade of at least C in each.

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 253M and 363 with a grade of at least C in each. Students must register in the undergraduate advising office.

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, 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, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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. Students must register in the undergraduate advising office.

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, and admission to an appropriate major sequence in engineering or consent of the department.

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.

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Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

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

ARE | Architectural Engineering

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. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311K.

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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 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.

225M. Cooperative Engineering. This course covers the work period of architectural engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for two semesters. The student must complete Architectural Engineering 225MA and 225MB before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 225MA, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 225MB, Architectural Engineering 225MA 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. Three or four lecture and discussion hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 320K, 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, building electrical requirements, electrical and lighting systems. Prerequisite: Physics 303L and 103N, and credit or registration for Mechanical Engineering 320 or 326.

346P. HVAC Design. Design and analysis of heating, ventilation, and cooling systems for buildings. Focus on application of fundamental energy and mass transfer principles to HVAC components. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 346N, Mechanical Engineering 320, 326, 339, or consent of instructor.

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. 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 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 architectural engineering. Experience reading construction blueprints is recommended.

362L. Structural Design in Wood. Engineering properties of wood; design of glued-laminated and lumber structural members, connections, and simple systems; introduction to shear walls and diaphragms. 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. Six hours a week for one semester, including lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 217, 320L, 335, 346N, 362L, and Civil Engineering 331, 335, and 357.

366. Contracts, Liability, and Ethics. Legal aspects of engineering and construction contracts; 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.

370. Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings. Design and analysis of building ventilation systems, envelopes and facades, and energy and resource use in energy efficient and healthy buildings. Applies building science principles used to avoid moisture problems, minimize sick-building syndrome symptoms, and reduce energy use. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 346N, Mechanical Engineering 320, 326, or consent of instructor.

371. Energy Simulation in Building Design. Fundamentals of building energy simulations, analytical models for heat transfer in buildings, general numerical methods for solving equations from the analytical models, use of energy simulation tools in building design analysis, and parametric analyses used to study various operational parameters that affect energy use in buildings. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 346N, Mechanical Engineering 320, or consent of instructor.

372. Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings. Fundamentals of indoor airflow modeling; use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for air quality and thermal comfort analyses; application of CFD for analysis of air velocity, temperature, humidity, and contaminant distributions with different ventilation systems. Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering 346N, Civil Engineering 319F, or consent of instructor.

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.

Topic 2: Indoor Air Quality: Transport and Control. Transport and control of indoor pollutants. Includes particulate removal and pollutant transport into and within indoor environments. Prerequisite: Admission to the major sequence in civil engineering or architectural engineering.

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

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C E | Civil Engineering

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.

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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.

225M. Cooperative Engineering. This course covers the work period of civil engineering students in the Cooperative Engineering Program. Forty laboratory hours a week for two semesters. The student must complete Civil Engineering 225MA and 225MB before a grade and degree credit are awarded. Prerequisite: For 225MA, application to become a member of the Cooperative Engineering Program, approval of the dean, and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour; for 225MB, Civil Engineering 225MA and appointment for a full-time cooperative work tour.

329. Structural Analysis. Classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures under stationary and moving loads. Four hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Engineering Mechanics 319 and Civil Engineering 311K.

331. Reinforced Concrete Design. Design of reinforced concrete beams and columns. 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 Writing 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, especially researching and writing technical documents for many kinds of readers, 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 Writing 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, 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. Three lecture 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 consent of instructor.

351. Concrete Materials. Portland cement, aggregates, supplementary cementing materials, properties of fresh and hardened concrete, concrete durability, mixture proportioning, concrete construction, special concretes. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 314K.

356. Elements of Hydraulic Engineering. Flow in closed conduits, hydraulic machinery; open-channel flow; 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.

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362M. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design. Design of reinforced concrete buildings, including floor systems and structural walls. Five hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 331.

362N. Advanced Steel Design. Design of steel buildings, beam columns, composite beams, plate girders, and connections. Five hours of lecture and supervised work a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 335.

363. Advanced Structural Analysis. Structural analysis for forces and deflections using stiffness and flexibility approaches; application of energy methods in structural analysis; stiffness methods for computer-based structural analysis. 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. Application of engineering hydraulics to stormwater management; storm sewer design; engineering hydrology; open-channel hydraulics; hydraulic structures; culverts and bridges; stormwater detention facilities. Three hours a week for one semester, including lecture and field trips. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 356.

366K. Design of Bituminous Mixtures. Fundamental properties of asphalt and aggregates; design and construction of asphalt mixtures; special mixtures; superpave design method. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Civil Engineering 321, and consent of instructor.

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, 357, and 366K.

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 outdoor and indoor air pollutants. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 341 and Mechanical Engineering 320, or consent of instructor.

370K. Environmental Sampling and Analysis. Principles of environmental chemistry; measurement of contaminants in air, water, and land environments; applications to municipal, industrial, and ambient samples. Six hours a week for one semester, including lecture and laboratory. 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, 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 of groundwater flow, unsaturated flow, and groundwater recharge. 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.

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

379K. Introduction to Numerical Methods. Introduction to 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), numerical solution of initial- and boundary-value problems, eigenvalue problems, and numerical optimization. Instruction complemented with numerical and symbolic computation software. Prerequisite: Civil Engineering 311K and admission to the major sequence in civil or architectural engineering.

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