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Current Graduate Courses Offered

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is proud to offer the following courses in which students are challenged to complete a rigorous set of graduate level courses. Please note that progress reports are required for each semester that a graduate student seeks to earn research credits through independent studies or thesis research, such as CEVE 590, CEVE 599, CEVE 699, CEVE 800 and CEVE 801. Semester offered and instructor are subject to change. Please contact the Department at (713) 348-4949 or ceve@rice.edu or individual faculty in research areas of interest for verification.

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CEVE 500 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials (Spring) – Stanciulescu 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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 500, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 400. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 500 and CEVE 400. |

CEVE 501 - Chemistry For Environmental Engineering and Science - Tomson

Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Graduate students are required to write and present an advanced paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 401. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 501 and CEVE 401. 

CEVE 502 – Sustainable Design (Fall) – Alvarez & Blackburn 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Graduate students will be required to undertake additional assignments relative to sustainable design. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 302. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 502 and CEVE 302.

CEVE 503 - Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (Fall) – Stanciulescu
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Formulation and solution of nonlinear initial/boundary value problems using the finite element method. Variational principles for nonlinear problems, finite element discretization, and equation-solving strategies for discrete nonlinear equation systems. Applications include: materially nonlinear systems, geometrically nonlinear systems, transient nonlinear problems, and treatment of non smooth constraints in a nonlinear framework. Cross-list: MECH 520.

CEVE 504 – Atmospheric Particulate Matter (Spring- Alt. year) – Griffin 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Extra work required for graduate students. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 404. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 504 and CEVE 404.

CEVE 505 - Engineering Project Management and Economics (Fall) – Segner 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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
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. 505 requires an additional paper. Instructor Permission Required.Cross-list: ENGI 505, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 479. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 505 and CEVE 479.

CEVE 507 - Energy and the Environment (Spring) – Cohan
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Additional problems will be assigned to Graduate students. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 307. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 507 and CEVE 307.

CEVE 508 - Introduction to Air Pollution Control (Spring) – Griffin
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
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. Additional paper is required for graduate students. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 308. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 508 and CEVE 308.

CEVE 509 - Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (Spring) – Bedient 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. The graduate level course includes an extra paper. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 412. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 509 and CEVE 412.

CEVE 510 – Principles of Environmental Engineering (Fall) – Alvarez 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
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 310. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 510 and CEVE 310

CEVE 511 - Atmospheric Processes (Fall) – Cohan
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Extra work required for graduate students. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 411. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 511 and CEVE 411. 

CEVE 512 - Advanced Hydrology and Hydraulics (Spring) – Bedient 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This course covers principles and applications of the GIS programs, theory and implementation of advanced hydrologic and hydraulic models, and the linkage of these models to engineering analysis of important water problems. GIS software is covered in detail. Each class consists of an advanced theory lecture followed by modeling tutorials using Hec-HMS, VFLO, and Hec-RA5 codes. A semester group project addresses a full watershed analysis with class presentations and engineering reports required. 

CEVE 518 – Contaminant Hydrogeology (Fall) – DeBlanc 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Groundwater hydrology, well mechanics, hydraulics. Contaminant transport issues in aquifer systems, numerical models, of large aquifers. Topics in water resources engineering and aquifer water management. Use of major computer models is covered in detail.

CEVE 519 - Elasticity, plasticity and damage mechanics (Fall/Alt. yr.) - Stanciulescu
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: An overview of phenomena that determine the response of solids to deformation and loading: elasticity, plasticity, damage mechanics and cracking. Review of continuum mechanics with emphasis on the physical mechanisms of deformation and fracture. Classification of the behavior of solids. Modeling of different types of material behavior. The physics underlying the phenomena and methods for the numerical analysis of the resulting equations are discussed. Cross-list: MECH 519.

CEVE 520 - Environmental Remediation Restoration (Alt. years) - De Blanc
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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 students receive additional, more challenging assignments. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 420. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 520 and CEVE 420.

CEVE 523-Advanced Sustainable Design (Spring)-Blackburn
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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 students will undertake extra provisions in assignments. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 323. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 523 and CEVE 323.

CEVE 524 - Time-Dependent System Reliability Methods and Applications (Fall/alt yr.)- Dueñas-Osorio
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Extra provisions for graduate students in assignments, exams, and projects. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 424. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 524 and CEVE 424

CEVE 527 - Computational Structural Mechanics  and FEM (Semester) – Nagarajaiah 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Introduction to differential and integral formulations, minimum principles, variational principles, weighted residuals, energy principles, and principle of virtual work. Boundary, initial, and eigenvalue problems. Finite element and finite difference methods for structural mechanics. Applications to static and dynamic truss beams and frame problems. MATLAB programming and use of computer software. Students in CEVE 527 (GR version) will be required to do more advanced assignments and a project. Cross-list: MECH 527.

CEVE 528 – Engineering Economics (Semester) – Segner
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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 developed. Requires oral and written presentations by students. Grad students will have an additional case study to perform beyond CEVE 322 requirements. Cross-list: ENGI 528, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 322. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 528 and CEVE 322. 

CEVE 529 – Ethics and Engineering Leadership (Semester) – Segner 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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
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. Graduate students will do an extra paper. Instructor Permission Required.Cross-list: ENGI 529, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 320. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 529 and CEVE 320.

CEVE 530 - Concrete Building Design (Fall- Alt. Years) – Haque 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Design of reinforced concrete building structures and floor slab systems. Case histories will be discussed.

CEVE 531 - Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members (Semester) – TBA 
CREDITS: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Study of moment-curvature relationship for beams and columns biaxally loaded columns, slenderness effects, interaction diagrams, shear and torsion in members, shear wall-frame interaction, and behavior under large load reversals. Includes extensive use of microcomputers.

CEVE 533 - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Spring) – Tour
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: An introduction to the basic principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Size dependent physical properties of nanoscopic solids will be described using solid state physics and molecular orbital theory as a foundation. Wet chemical techniques that produce nanoscale materials (e.g. carbon nanotubes, semiconductor and metallic nanocrystals, dendrimers...) will be introduced in the second half of the semester. Cross-list: CHEM 533.

CEVE 534 - Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment (Fall) – Li 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Extra work required, for Graduate Students. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 434. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 534 and CEVE 434. Repeatable for Credit.

CEVE 535 - Physical Chemical Processes for Water Quality Control (Spring) – Li 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Principles, modeling and design aspects of physical chemical treatment processes in drinking water, wastewater and groundwater remediation applications. Modern treatment technologies such as membrane separation, advanced oxidation, and photocatalysis will be covered.

CEVE 536 - Environmental Biotechnology and Bioremediation (Spring) – Alvarez 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Theory and application of biochemical processes in environmental engineering. 

CEVE 538 - Computational Nanoscience for Green Infrastructure (Spring) – Shahsavari
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Computational methods such as first principles, kinetic Monte Carlo (KMC), classical MC (in Canonical, Grand Canonical, and isobaric-isothermal ensembles), and classic MD in predicting materials formation and properties. Case studies include cementitious materials, metals, and thermoelectric materials. Other case studies are possible depending on the student's background and instructor's approval. Cross-list: MSNE 538.

CEVE 540 - Steel Building Design (Spring- Alt. years) – Wilkerson
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 405
Description: Exploration of practical design form conceptual stage to final analysis. Includes design parameters and serviceability limitations.

CEVE 544 - Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Ecology (Fall) - Stadler
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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 444. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 544 and CEVE 444. 

CEVE 550 - Environmental Organic Chemistry (Spring) – Tomson
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: A course covering parameter estimation methods, thermodynamics, and kinetic needed to predict the fate, transports, and reactivity of organic compounds in air, water, and soils. Topics: volatization, solubility, sorption, partitioning, diffusion, aquatic reactivity, photochemistry, and transport modeling.

CEVE 554 - Computational Fluid Mechanics (Fall) – Tezduyar 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 554 and CEVE 454. 

CEVE 555 - Numerical Methods For Partial Differential Equations (Fall) – TBA
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: This course covers various numerical methods for solving partial differential equations: aspects of finite difference methods, finite element methods, finite volume methods, mixed methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods, and meshless methods. Both theoretical convergence and practical implementation of the methods are studied for elliptic and parabolic problems. May receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAAM 452/CEVE 455/CAAM 536/CEVE 555. Cross-list: CAAM 536. Recommended Prerequisite(s): CAAM 336 Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 555 and CEVE 455. 

CEVE 560 - Bridge Engineering and Extreme Events (Fall- Alt. years) – Padgett 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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(s): CEVE 304 and CEVE 311.

CEVE 570 - Foundation Engineering (Spring) – Stevens
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 470
Description: Subsurface exploration methods and techniques; lateral earth pressures and design of retaining walls; bearing capacity and shallow foundation design; settlement considerations; design of deep foundations; temporary excavations and dewatering.

CEVE 576 - Structural Dynamic Systems (Spring) – Nagarajaiah 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
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. Cross-list: MECH 576, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 476. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 576 and CEVE 476.

CEVE 578 – Earthquake Engineering (Fall- Alt. years) – Padgett 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Characteristics of ground motion, analysis methods for linear and nonlinear base excited structures, and principles of seismic design including case studies and performance based engineering concepts. Probabilistic methods in earthquake engineering including seismic hazard analysis, fragility modeling, and risk assessment and mitigation. Recommended Prerequisite(s): CEVE 576 or equivalent course in Structural Dynamics.

CEVE 580 - Molecular Biology Methods (Semester) – TBA 
CREDITS: Variable (3-4)
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
This course is designed for students not familiarized with molecular biology to develop an in depth understanding of the basic principles and methodologies of modern molecular biology applied to the field of Environmental Engineering. This intense lecture/laboratory course will introduce the student with qualitative and quantitative analyses using modern molecular techniques and methodologies that are becoming essential for assessment of environmental samples.

CEVE 590 - MCEE Special Study (Fall & Spring) – TBA
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 2 TO 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Professional master Project course involves the following (1) a project of practical relevance to the practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and (2) detailed project report. Students need to work with a faculty advisor. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 592 - Modeling & Analysis of Networked Systems (Fall - Alt. years) - Dueñas-Osorio
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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 492. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 592 and CEVE 492. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 596 - Offshore and Marine Systems Engineering (Spring) – Nagarahaiah
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Introduction to dynamics of offshore and marine systems, structures, drill strings, marine risers, fluid forces, hydrodynamic forces, wind and earthquake forces. MATLAB programming and use of computer software. Students in CEVE 596 (GR version) will be required to do more advanced assignments and a project. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 496. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 596 and CEVE 496.

CEVE 599 - Special Topics – (Semester) – TBA
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 3
Restrictions: Must 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. Please note each faculty member has their own section. Be certain you select the appropriate section for the faculty you are studying under.
Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 499

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CEVE 601 - Seminar (Fall) – Stadler/Padgett
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Continuing seminar on Civil and Environmental research. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 602 - Seminar (Spring) – Stadler/Padgett
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Continuing seminar on Civil and Environmental research. Repeatable for Credit.

CEVE 611 - Advanced Topics in Air Pollution (Fall & Spring) – Cohan 
CREDITS: 3
Repeatable for Credit
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Advanced topics in atmospheric chemistry, air pollutant formation and transport, and photochemical and meteorological modeling.
Instructor permission required
Pre-requisite(s): CEVE 511
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Graduate

CEVE 630 - Membrane Processes & Special Topics in Colloid and Nanochemistry (Spring) – Li 
CREDITS: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Fundamentals of membrane processes, theory and methods for characterizing aquasols, particle transport in porous media and simple flows, particle aggregation, aggregate and deposit morphology, and other special topics.
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Graduate

CEVE 635 - Advanced Topics: Water Chemistry (Fall & Spring) – Tomson 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 1 TO 12
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Formal lecture and assigned reading in topics such as redox kinetics and thermodynamics, absorption and desorption, and the associated mathematics. An advanced topics course. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 636 - Advanced Topics in Bioremediation (Fall) – Alvarez
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Basic principles of Microbial Physiology, Metabolism, Stoichiometry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics applied to the selection, design and performance evaluation of engineered and intrinsic bioremediation systems. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 640 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering Sciences (Fall) - TBA
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 12
Description: Special topics in Graduate Study. 

CEVE 641 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering (Spring) – Tomson 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 1 TO 12
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Advanced topics in Graduate Study. 

CEVE 651 - M.S. Research and Thesis (Fall) 
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.

CEVE 652 - M.S. Research and Thesis (Spring) 
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.

CEVE 654 - Advanced Computational Mechanics (Spring) – Tezduyar 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Prerequisite(s): CEVE 554 OR BIOE 554 OR MECH 554 OR BIOE 454 OR CEVE 454 OR MECH 454 or permission of instructor
Description: Advanced topics in computational mechanics with emphasis on finite element methods and fluid mechanics. Stabilized formulations. Fluid-particle and fluid-structure interactions and free-surface and two-fluid flows. Interface tracking and interface-capturing techniques, space-time formulations, and mesh update methods. Enhanced discretization and solution techniques. Iterative solution methods, matrix-free computations, and advanced preconditioning techniques. Cross-list: BIOE 654, MECH 654.

CEVE 678 - Advanced Stochastic Mechanics (Fall) – Spanos 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Nonlinear random vibrations, Statistical Linearization, ARMA filters modeling, Monte Carlo Simulation, Wiener-Volterra series, time-variant structural reliability, and Stochastic Finite Elements are presented from a perspective of usefulness to aerospace, civil, marine, and mechanical applications. Cross-list: MECH 678.

CEVE 679 - Applied Monte Carlo Analysis (Fall) – Spanos 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description: Probability density and power spectrum based simulation concepts and procedures are discussed. Scalar and vectorial simulation are addressed. Spectral decomposition and digital filter algorithms are presented. Applications from aerospace, earthquake, marine, and wind engineering, and from other applied science disciplines are included. Cross-list: MECH 679.

CEVE 684 – Environmental Risk Assessment and Human Health (Fall) – Raun 
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions: Must 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 684, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: CEVE 484. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CEVE 684 and CEVE 484. 

CEVE 699 - Special Problems (Fall & Spring) – TBA
CREDITS: 3
Repeatable for Credit
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Study of selected topics including individual investigations under the direction of a member of the civil engineering faculty. Offered upon mutual agreement of faculty and student.

CEVE 736-Advanced Research Topics: Environmental Biotechnology and Nanotechnology (TBD) 
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Description: Research oriented presentations and discussions of landmark papers and experimental methods for doctoral students in the Alvarez research group. Repeatable for Credit. 

CEVE 800 - PH.D. Research and Thesis (Fall) CREDITS: Variable
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.

CEVE 801 - Research and Thesis (Spring) 
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 1 TO 15
Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
Description:  Repeatable for Credit.

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