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Current Undergraduate Courses Offered

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is proud to offer the following courses for the current year.  Semester offered and instructors are subject to change.  Please contact the Department at (713) 348-4949 or ceve@rice.edu for verification.  Courses listed in orange are required for the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET accredited B.S. Civil Engineering Degree.

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CEVE 101   - Fundamentals of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Fall) - Bedient
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This introduction will cover the essential topics and quantitative techniques in civil and environmental engineering. General engineering, engineering math, fluid mechanics, hydrology, statistics, and mass balance techniques will be presented followed by applications.

CEVE 202 - Sustainable Design Replaced with CEVE 302/502 

CEVE 203 - Principles of Environmental Engineering Replaced with CEVE 310/510 

CEVE 210 - Wild Topics in Chemistry and Nanotechnology - Tour
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: A variety of topics related to chemistry and nanotechnology will be discussed. Some topics are classical while others are current. Topics may include nanocars, molecular electronics, how to form a start-up company. Grades will be based upon attendance and quizzes. Cross-list: CHEM 210, MSNE 210. Repeatable for Credit.

CEVE 211 - Engineering Mechanics (Fall) - Loos
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 125 OR PHYS 141) AND MATH 101 AND MATH 102
Description: The study of equilibrium of static systems, the dynamics of a particle and particle systems, and rigid-body dynamics. Required for mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering majors. Cross-list: MECH 211.

CEVE 302- Sustainable Design (Fall) - Blackburn
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: The objective of this course is to develop skills in formulating and solving problems of societal development and advancement in light of increasing material, energy and water demands and decreasing resource availability. Sustainable design requires balancing economic, ecological/environmental and social issues to create physical as well as social structures that will work for current and future generations. In addition to learning to apply sustainable design principles to individual engineering and developing projects, students will be challenged to understand the application of sustainable design thinking a the municipal and corporate level. Cross-list: ENGI 302, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 502. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 302 and CEVE 502.

CEVE 304 - Structural Analysis I (Spring) – Padgett
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 211 OR MECH 211
Description: Analysis of statically determinate structures; stability and determinacy; influence lines and deflections. Introduction to analysis of indeterminate structures by force and displacement methods.

CEVE 307 - Energy and the Environment (Spring) - Cohan

Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This course explores the physical principles of energy use and its impacts on Earth's environment and climate. Topics will include energy mechanics, climate change, and the environmental impacts and future prospects of various fossil fuel and alternative energy sources. Cross-list: ENST 307, ESCI 307, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 507. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 307 and CEVE 507. 


CEVE 308 - Introduction to Air Pollution Control (Spring) - Griffin
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 122 OR CHEM 152) AND MATH 102 AND (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 125 OR PHYS 141)
Description: This course will discuss the history of air pollution and its effects as motivation for control of anthropogenic emissions to the atmosphere. Topics will include air pollution control strategies and regulations, predictive pollution concentration models, general ideas to reduce air pollution, and specific technologies to limit emissions of criteria pollutants and their precursors. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 508. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 308 and CEVE 508

CEVE 310 - Principles of Environmental Engineering  (Fall) - Alvarez
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 101 or permission of instructor
Description: This course covers principles of water quality engineering, air pollution control and solid and hazardous waste management. Elements of risk assessment, global atmospheric change, and pollution prevention are also addressed to contribute to adequate-level competency in Environmental Engineering. Graduate students will write a term paper and prepare a lecture. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 510. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 310 and CEVE 510

CEVE 311 - Mechanics of Solids and Structures (Spring) - Nagarajaiah
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 211 OR MECH 211
Description: Analysis of stress and the deformation of solids with applications to beams, circular shafts, and columns. Open only to mechanical engineering and civil engineering majors. Required for mechanical engineering majors. Cross-list: MECH 311.

CEVE 312 - Strength of Materials Lab (Spring) - Nagarajaiah
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 304 AND (CEVE 311 OR MECH 311)
Description: Instruction in standard tension, compression, and torsion tests of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Includes experimental techniques and the behavior of structural elements. Prerequisites may be taken concurrently. 


CEVE 313 - Uncertainty and Risk in Urban Infrastructures (Spring) - Dueñas-Osorio
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): STAT 312 OR STAT 310 OR ECON 307 OR ECON 382 OR STAT 331 OR ELEC 331
Description: This course explores methods for practical risk-based decision support, particularly for infrastructure systems. Uncertainty quantification (UQ) to external events including natural hazards is at the core of risk-informed design, operation, and mitigation actions. UQ will also guide engineering practice in the future as established by ASCE. The course emphasizes decision theory, Bayesian approaches, risk analysis tools, and infrastructure safety. Cross-list: STAT 313. Repeatable for Credit. 


CEVE 314 - Sustainable Water Purification for the Developing World (Spring 2016) - Loyo

Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This course is an introduction to innovative methods of small scale water purification which are appropriate for implementation in the developing world. Through A CLASS PROJECT and the different components of the course, students will acquire and hone a sustainable methodology for addressing global health problems at the local level. Cross-list: BIOE 365, GLHT 314.
  

CEVE 320 - Ethics and Engineering Leadership (Fall & Spring) - Segner
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Civil Engineering; Environment Analysis & Decisions; Civil & Environmental Engineer
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 101
Description: Seminar introduces students to a framework for discussing and making ethical engineering and professional decisions. Using case studies and exercises, students will look at their own profession and its Engineering Code of Ethics as well as at the issues and risks they may face as managers and executives. Cross-list: ENGI 320, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 529. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 320 and CEVE 529.

CEVE 322 - Engineering Economics (Fall & Spring) - Segner
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Introduction to the evaluation of alternative investment opportunities with emphasis on engineering projects and capital infrastructure. Time value of money concepts are developed in the context of detailed project evaluation and presentations. In addition, concepts and applications of risk analysis and investment under uncertainty are introduced. Requires oral and written presentations by students. Cross-list: ENGI 303, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 528. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 322 and CEVE 528.

CEVE 323-Advanced Sustainable Design (Alt. year Spring) - Blackburn
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 302 OR CEVE 502
Description: This course applies principles learned in CEVE 302/502 to real-world sustainability projects. Four case studies will comprise the class. These case studies will involve development of design solutions for (1) engineering sustainability metrics calculation, (2) ecosystem services transactions, (3) sustainable industrial water supply and (4) air pollution and environmental justice. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 523. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 323 and CEVE 523.   

CEVE 363
– Applied Fluid Mechanics (Fall) - Griffin

Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): MATH 212 AND (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 125 OR PHYS 141)
Description: Study of fluid properties, fluid statics, and incompressible fluid steady flow. Includes energy and momentum equations with many applications, similitude and dimensional analysis, and viscous fluid flow in pipe networks. Required for B.S.C.E.

CEVE 400- Advanced Mechanics of Materials (Spring) - Stanciulescu
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): (MECH 211 OR CEVE 211) AND (MECH 311 OR CEVE 311)
Description: Advanced topics in solid mechanics and strength of materials including energy methods, principle of virtual work, conservation laws, constitutive modeling, aspects of elasticity theory, stability and fracture mechanics with application to the analysis and design of reliable structures. Cross-list: MECH 400, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 500. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 400 and CEVE 500. 

CEVE 401 -  Chemistry For Environmental Engineering and Science Lab (Fall) - Tomson
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Topics include: introductory concepts of general chemistry; applied physical chemistry; and organic and biochemical concepts as used in the profession. Undergraduate lab covers basic statistics and EPA-certified software for inorganic and organic property estimations needed for data reduction and report writing. Most common measures of water quality are performed by students including pH, Alkalinity, dissolved oxygen, spectroscopic methods, and soils extraction. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 501. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 401 and CEVE 501. 

CEVE 404 – Atmospheric Particulate Matter (Alt. year Spring) - Griffin
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 122 OR CHEM 152) AND MATH 102 AND (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 125 OR PHYS 141)
Description: Description and examination of the processes determining the chemical and physical characteristics of atmospheric aerosol particles. Important focal points include aerosol measurements and control techniques and aerosol climate effects. Most attention will be paid to processes active in the troposphere, but important differences between the troposphere and stratosphere are addressed. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 504. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 404 and CEVE 504. 

CEVE 405 - Steel Design (Spring) - Rubino-Benavides
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 311 OR MECH 311
Description: Design of steel members, connections, and assemblies. Behavior of a member as related to design. 


CEVE 406 - Intro to Environmental Law -
(Alt. year Spring) Blackburn

Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Introduction to Environmental Law is intended to introduce the student to the methods used by the United States and the international community to regulate and/or allocate air, water and land resources. A key focus of this course will be the emerging area of the law of sustainable development, including the implementation of full price costing, life cycle analysis, carbon cycle analysis, allocation of assimilative capacity and other similar issues. Cross-list: ENST 406

CEVE 407 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Fall) - Varadarajan Nadathur
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 311
Corequisite: CEVE 408 Description: Instruction in data analysis, design of concrete mix, testing of concrete cylinders, testing of concrete steel: beams; columns; and frames. 

CEVE 408 - Concrete and Steel Structures Laboratory (Fall) – Nagarajaiah
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Corequisite: CEVE 407 Description: Instruction in data analysis, design of concrete mix, testing of concrete cylinders, testing of concrete steel: beams; columns; and frames. 

CEVE 411 - Atmospheric Processes (Fall) - Cohan
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121 AND CHEM 122 AND MATH 101 AND MATH 102 AND (PHYS 101 OR PHYS 111 OR PHYS 125 OR PHYS 141)
Description: Study of the chemical and physical processes that govern the formation, transformation, and transport of gases and particles in the atmosphere. Overview of urban and regional air pollution, including tropospheric ozone formation and particulate matter; stratospheric chemistry; and global climate change. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 511. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 411 and CEVE 511.

CEVE 412 - Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (Spring) - Bedient
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Fundamentals of the hydrologic cycle, meteorology, rainfall-runoff, flood routing, urban system design, and open channel flow are covered. Topics in ground water flow and well mechanics are also included. Applications include computational hydrology, floodplain analysis, watershed behavior, and low impact development. Group presentations are required. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 509. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 412 and CEVE 509. 


CEVE 417 - Finite Element Analysis –
 (Semester) - Akin
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): (MATH 212 OR MATH 222) AND (CAAM 210 OR CAAM 211)
Description: An introduction to finite element analysis by Galerkin's method and the method of least squares as applied to both ordinary and partial differential equations common in engineering applications. Element interpolations, numerical integration, computational considerations for efficient solution and post-processing methods. Application of the commercial codes to ANSYS and Cosmosworks. Cross-list: MECH 417.

CEVE 418 - Quantitative Hydrogeology (Fall) - Dugan
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate

Description: Advanced course that will provide a quantitative overview of groundwater hydrology. Emphasis will be placed on mastering concepts in fluid mechanics and applying these concepts to water supply, environmental, and geological problems. Cross-list: ESCI 418.

CEVE 420 - Environmental Remediation & Restoration  (Alt. Years) - De Blanc
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Remediation principles and application of full-scale remediation technologies for restoration of contaminated soil, groundwater, and surface water. Topics include mass balances and distribution of chemicals in environmental media; development of remediation goals through risk assessment; treatment technology selection criteria and costs; groundwater, soil, and surface water restoration technologies; and regulatory considerations. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 520. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 420 and CEVE 520.

CEVE 424 - Time-Dependent System Reliability Methods and Applications ((Fall/alt yr.) - Duenas-Osorio
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Students will learn computational simulation and theoretical techniques for the reliability assessment of engineered systems as a function of their component failure probabilities. We will explore time-dependent and algorithmic system reliability, and will use modern structural infrastructure systems as case studies, including power systems, wind turbines, bridges, and buildings. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 524. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 424 and CEVE 524. 

CEVE 427 - Computational Structural Mechanics and FEM (Fall) - Nagarajaiah
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 311 OR MECH 311
Description: Introduction to matrix structural analysis, trusses, beams, frames. Use of computer programs for structural analysis of Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Structures. Cross-list: MECH 427.

CEVE 434 - Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment (Fall) - Li
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Physical and chemical principles governing the fate and transport of contaminants in the aqueous environment, and the applications of such principles in environmental engineering. Emphasis is put on mass transport and transportation processes in natural and engineering systems. Previous course work in fluid mechanics and calculus through differential equations is strongly suggested. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 534. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 434 and CEVE 534.

CEVE 444 - Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology (Fall) - Stadler
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Fundamentals of microbiology and the ecology of microbes, highlighting their interactions with each other and the environment, and integration of these principles in the context of important natural and engineered environmental systems. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 544. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 444 and CEVE 544. 

CEVE 450 - Remote Sensing (Fall) – Jones
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Introduction to electromagnetic remote sensing of the earth and other planets using passive and active methods. The course includes a computer lab component involving processing and interpretation of remote sensing imagery, and an individual project. Cross-list: ESCI 450.


CEVE 452 - Urban Transportation Systems (Spring) - Spieler/Chapa

Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Survey of operation characteristics of transport modes the elements of transportation planning, and the design of stationary elements. 


CEVE 453 - Geographic Information Science (Fall) - Sawyer

Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) technology, mapping sciences, and spatial analysis. The course will include extensive computer use and the completion of a major individual project on a topic selected by the student. Cross-list: ESCI 454

CEVE 454 - Computational Fluid Mechanics (Fall) - Tezduyar
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Fundamental concepts of finite element methods in fluid mechanics, including spatial discretization and numerical integration in multi-dimensions, time-integration, and solution of nonlinear ordinary differential equation systems. Advanced numerical stabilization techniques designed for fluid mechanics problems. Strategies for solution of complex, real-world problems. Topics in large-scale computing, parallel processing, and visualization. Cross-list: BIOE 454, MECH 454, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 554. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 454 and CEVE 554.

CEVE 460 - Bridge Engineering and Extreme Events (Fall/Alt. Years) - Padgett
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This course integrates information from various engineering and scientific disciplines to provide a rational basis for bridge design under regular and extreme loading. It provides an introduction to bridge engineering, including bridge systems, construction material, loading, and reliability-based design. Design, analysis, and retrofit for seismic and coastal threats will be introduced. Recommended Prerequisite: CEVE 304 and CEVE 311.Recommended Prerequisite or Corequisite: CEVE 407.


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EVE 480 - Principles Soil Mechanics (Fall) - Cibor
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Index and classification properties of soil including soil classification systems; clay minerals and soil structure; compaction theory; engineering behavior and properties of soils including permeability, compressibility and strength; design considerations. Required for B.S.C.E. 

CEVE 476 - Structural Dynamic Systems (Fall) - Nagarajaiah
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 311 OR MECH 311
Description: Introduction to structural dynamic systems. Linear SDOF and MDOF discrete systems, undamped and damped systems, free and forced vibration, dynamic response to periodic and arbitrary excitations, numerical evaluation of dynamic response, response spectrum and modal analysis. Additional topics for graduate version 576: Linear systems theory, transform methods, state space methods, feedback control, observers and identification. Applications using MATLAB. Demonstrations and laboratory examples. Students will be required to do more advanced assignments and a project. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 576. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 476 and CEVE 576. 

CEVE 479 - Engineering Project Management and Economics (Fall) - Segner
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Civil Engineering; Environment Analysis & Decisions; Civil & Environmental Engineer
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 101
Description: Life cycle economic analysis approach to project development and management, project planning, and project economic analysis, contracting network scheduling techniques, risk management, organizational structures, and cases. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 505. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 479 and CEVE 505.

CEVE 480 - Senior Design (Spring) - DeBlanc
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: The capstone designed course in the Spring Semester will provide senior engineering students with a complete designed experience including fundamental design issues in the major areas of the curriculum, small team experiences, project proposals, progress reports and presentations, design software and computations, major report writing, and a final presentation to the CEE faculty and an external jury of professional engineers. An established local firm will assist in teaching practical design methods and consultation with other faculty is required as part of the overall experience.

CEVE 481 – Introduction to Senior Design (Fall) - DeBlanc
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Semester. Lectures will focus on various engineering design topics and CAD training. Potential design projects will be introduced and students will form interdisciplinary design teams. Design teams will present before jury to win their design projects.

CEVE 484 – Environmental Risk Assessment & Human Health - Raun
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): STAT 280 OR STAT 305 or permission of instructor
Description: Learn and apply quantitative risk assessment methodology to estimate human health risk from environmental exposure to contamination in air, soil and water. Students will conduct a series of team projects focused on toxicology, risk based screening levels, exposure concentration estimation and risk characterization. Cross-list: STAT 484, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 684. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 484 and CEVE 684.

CEVE 490 - Special Study and Research (Technical Writing Course) (Fall) – TBA
CREDITS: Variable
(1-12)
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Open to environmental science or engineering majors with permission of instructor. Written report required. Cross-list: ENST 490.
Instructor permission required

CEVE 492 - Modeling & Analysis of Networked Systems – (Fall-Alt. years) - Dueñas-Osorio
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This course introduces methods for modeling, characterizing and predicting the behavior of complex infrastructure and technological systems. The discussed analysis methods rely on network science optimization, and computational complexity principles so as to unravel the emergent features of structural and infrastructure systems. Topological properties, ranking tools, dynamic processes, and percolation-based resilience are studied from analytical, algorithmic, and numerical simulation perspectives. The course also explores interdependencies and mitigation actions for spatially and temporally evolving systems. The graduate level course includes advanced exercises in homework and exams, as well as a research-oriented final project. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 592. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 492 and CEVE 592. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 496 - Offshore & Marine Systems – (Spring) - Nagarajaiah
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This course introduces methods for modeling, characterizing and predicting the behavior of complex infrastructure and technological systems. The discussed analysis methods rely on network science optimization, and computational complexity principles so as to unravel the emergent features of structural and infrastructure systems. Topological properties, ranking tools, dynamic processes, and percolation-based resilience are studied from analytical, algorithmic, and numerical simulation perspectives. The course also explores interdependencies and mitigation actions for spatially and temporally evolving systems. The graduate level course includes advanced exercises in homework and exams, as well as a research-oriented final project. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 592. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 492 and CEVE 592. Repeatable for Credit.

CEVE 499 - Special Problems (Fall/Spring) - All CEVE Faculty as Needed
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 12
Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Study of selected topics including individual investigations special lectures, and seminars. Offered upon mutual agreement of faculty and student. Repeatable for Credit.

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