ECIV - Civil Engineering

ECIV 101  Intro To Civil Engineering: 1 Credits (1 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Must be taken within your freshman year. This course is optional for students entering civil engineering but is encouraged for freshmen wanting to learn about the breadth of the discipline. Students choosing to take the course will be introduced to civil engineering, including department programs and areas of specialty, civil engineering career options, professionalism, history, and ethics

ECIV 120  Infrastructure & Society: 3 Credits ()

Physical infrastructure is a critical element in the foundation of our society, being both shaped by our societal values, goals and technical abilities and simultaneously shaping our social and economic landscape. Our federal, state and local governments spend hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure each year (over $400 billion, for example, in 2014). Despite the importance of this infrastructure in our daily lives and the magnitude of our investment in it, most individuals lack a basic understanding of how infrastructure systems work, how they are paid for and the consequences of our individual and societal choices relative to the built environment. One result of this situation is that America’s basic infrastructure is deteriorating with major long term impacts to our safety, health and economic prosperity. This course will provide a basic understanding of how the nation’s water, wastewater, solid waste, transportation, electrical power and communications systems are designed and operated. The decision-making processes through which infrastructure projects are initiated and funded will be described and discussed. The manner in which individual choices and actions impact basic infrastructure systems will be explored and discussed. Development of more sustainable systems will be researched.

ECIV 202  Applied Analysis: 1 Credits (1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: M 165Q or M 171Q or M 181Q; Civil Engineering or CE/Bio-Resources Option Engineering or Environmental Engineering majors only. Computer applications in civil engineering using M-based software and a programming language. -

ECIV 220CS  Civil Engineering and Construction - from the Ancient to the Modern: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Through the lenses of civil engineering and construction, follow the advancement of civilizations. Assess and evaluate decisions that we must make as a society with respect to protecting the health of the public and the environment with our finite resources.

ECIV 290R  Undergraduate Research: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.
Repeatable up to 99 credits.

ECIV 291  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ECIV 307  Construction Estimating and Bidding: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 202 or ETCC 204, and ECIV 308. Preparation of cost estimates and bids for construction projects. Introduction of computer estimating software and procedures. -

ECIV 308  Construction Practice: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: BMGT 205 or WRIT 201 or WRIT 221 or HONR 201IH or ECHM 201 and DDSN 101 or DDSN 131. Contract documents, insurance, bonding, specifications, drawings, labor and labor law, estimating, bidding and scheduling, business organizations, leadership, and ethics. Significant technical and business writing required

ECIV 309  Building Information Modeling in Construction: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 115 and DDSN 101 or DDSN 131. Introduction to the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Construction Industry. Instruction in BIM basics using contemporary software, with hands-on exercises in typical construction applications

ECIV 311  Construction Project Documentation: 2 Credits (2 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 308 and student must be within two semesters of graduation. Review and development of various administrative instruments required for project management, including plans and specifications, business communications, submittals, contracts, financial reports, contract risk and pass through clauses, labor issues and legislation, submittals, claims and disputes, change orders, quality control plans and reports, project close outs and productivity analyses

ECIV 312  Structures I: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 205. Study of loading on structures. Study of structural systems and systems modeling. Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures. Introduction to matrix methods. Introduction to structural analysis software. Introduction to design approaches and philosophies

ECIV 315  Structures II: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 312. Structural design of steel and reinforced concrete members used in buildings and bridges. Theory and application of design codes. Laboratory experience utilizing construction materials

ECIV 320  Geotechnical Engineering: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 205. The treatment of soil as an engineering material. Fundamental soil mechanics principles and introductory solutions to geotechnical engineering problems. Basic soil mechanics laboratory tests and procedures

ECIV 331  Engineering Hydrology: 2 Credits (2 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 350 or STAT 332. Descriptive and quantitative hydrology with applications in water resources engineering. -

ECIV 332  Engineering Hydraulics: 2 Credits (1 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 350 or STAT 332 and ECIV 337. Pipe flow, open channel flow, and hydraulic machines with applications in water resources engineering

ECIV 333  Water Resources Engineering: 4 Credits (3 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITES: EGEN 350 or STAT 332 and EGEN 335 or ECIV 337
Descriptive and quantitative hydrology with applications in water resources engineering. Pipe flow, open channel flow, and hydraulic machines with applications in water resources engineering.

ECIV 334  Heavy Civil Construction Planning & Estimating: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

This course will cover planning and cost estimation for construction of highways, bridges, tunnels, dams and other heavy civil projects including fleet management.

ECIV 337  Civil Engineering Fluid Mechanics: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITES: EGEN 201 Fundamental concepts developed in the course include fluid statics, conservation of mass, energy and momentum using Reynolds Transport Theorem, kinematics, plane potential flow, lift and drag. Applications focus on civil engineering problems including closed conduit and open channel hydraulics

ECIV 350  Transportation Engineering: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. Introduction to vehicle operating characteristics, geometric and pavement design, traffic flow theory, signal design and analysis, capacity analysis and planning. Laboratory work will introduce various in-practice software packages

ECIV 401  Civil Eng Practice and Ethics: 1 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Concurrent registration with ECIV 489R required. Professional ethics, social responsibility, public policy, and leadership

ECIV 404  Heavy Const Equip and Methods: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 325 or EGEN 330, and ETCC 302 or ECIV 320. Construction equipment operating characteristics, economics, and production rate estimation. Heavy construction methods associated with tunneling, aggregate production, and mass earthwork operations

ECIV 405  Construction Project Planning and Scheduling: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 308. Project planning and scheduling procedures involving both network (CPM) and non-network techniques. Introduction to computer scheduling software

ECIV 406  Sustainability Issues in Construction: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 308. Review sustainability issues in the construction industry, including LEED; green practices; energy systems and renewable energy; water resources; storm and waste water; life cycle assessment; building health issues

ECIV 414  Steel Design: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 315. Design of structural steel members and systems

ECIV 415  Design of Masonry Structures: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 315. Introduction to masonry design. Integrated building design from the roof to the foundation. Including load calculations, structural roof and floor elements and connections. Emphasis on low-rise buildings

ECIV 416  Design of Wood and Timber Structures: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 315. Introduction to the basic behavior of wood and timber structures. Design of wood and timber components and structures using contemporary building codes

ECIV 417  Heavy Civil Construction Practices: 3 Credits (3 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 308 Construction Practices. Heavy Civil Construction Practices will cover project management methods, environmental mitigation practices, safety and trenchless and other current heavy civil technologies and well as look at professional management practices for heavy civil projects

ECIV 420  Earth and Foundation Engr: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 320. Application of soil mechanics principles to the analysis and design of conventional shallow foundations, mat foundations, and deep foundation systems

ECIV 425  Geotechnical Structures: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 320. Analysis of lateral earth pressures and design of geotechnical structures including retaining walls, MSE walls, sheet pile walls, and braced excavations. Stability analysis of natural and engineered slopes. Analysis and design of embankments and dams

ECIV 431  Open Channel Hydraulics: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 332 or ECIV 333. Principles of open channel flow; hydraulic design of open channel structures

ECIV 435  Closed-Conduit Hydraulics: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 332 or ECIV 333. Advanced topics in hydraulic engineering, with emphasis on analysis and design of pipe transmission lines, pumps, and pipe distribution networks

ECIV 450  Public Transit System Design: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 350, and EGEN 350 or STAT 332. Design, implementation and management of public transit systems including paratransit, bus and light rail; including an overview of funding sources, legislation, public relations and other issues with coverage or route optimization strategies and demand estimation techniques

ECIV 451  Highway Pavements: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 350 and ECIV 320. Design of highway pavements including drainage and base/subbase/subgrade preparation. Laboratory in bituminous materials

ECIV 452  Traffic Engineering and ITS: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 350. Application of driver, vehicle, and roadway characteristics to principles of traffic control, operations, and safety. Traditional and advanced technology solutions will be explored. -

ECIV 454  Transportation Planning: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 350 and EGEN 350 or STAT 332. Transportation planning process and travel demand forecasting including trip generation, trip distribution, mode split and traffic assignment. Laboratory work will introduce TransCADtm software

ECIV 455  Survey Data Collection & Analysis for Transportation Engineering: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITES: EGEN 350 or EIND 354 or consent of instructor. Course introduces students to the principles and practice of survey and data analysis for transportation engineering and elevates students’ ability to design and apply scalable approaches to analyze transportation-related data. Transportation survey design, implementation and analysis are covered. Methods and techniques for anticipating traffic events (crashes, congestion, etc.) are studied . Co-convened w/ECIV 555

ECIV 456  Highway Geometric Design: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 350. Advanced geometric design of highway systems including two-lane, interstate roadways, roundabouts, and intersection design elements

ECIV 461  Cold Regions Infrastructure Engineering: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITES: ECIV 320 or ETCC 302, EGEN 331 or EGEN 335
COREQUISITE: ECIV 308. This course explores the challenges of cold regions infrastructure engineering. Design, construction and performance issues specific to cold climates are identified, and methods to overcome them are developed and demonstrated
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ECIV 484  Reinforced Concrete Design: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 315. Design of reinforced concrete members and systems

ECIV 489R  Civil Engineering Design I: 2 Credits (1 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 308 or ECIV 315 AND ECIV 320 or ECIV 333, AND ECIV 350
COREQUISITE: EGEN 325 or EGEN 330 and concurrent registration with ECIV 401 is required. Concurrent registration with ECIV 401 is required. Senior capstone course. Discussion of the design process from conceptual/preliminary design to final design, plans, and specifications. Develop proposal for engineering services, including scope of work, data acquisition, and organization of design team. -
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ECIV 490R  Undergraduate Research: 1-4 Credits (1 Other)

Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research. May be repeated.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ECIV 491  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ECIV 492  Independent Study: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of Department Head. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

ECIV 498  Internship: 3 Credits (3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of Department Head. An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field. Students may not take this course the semester they graduate
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ECIV 499R  Capstone: Civil Eng Design II: 2 Credits (1 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 489R. Senior capstone course. Design of an engineering project. Evaluation of design alternatives and design recommendations. Development of construction documents. Discussion of project management, cost estimates, and engineering services during construction

ECIV 504  Construction Productivity: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Two years of construction field experience required. . Management concepts will include human factors as well as enlightened leadership and advanced management concepts. Productivity improvement data collection, analysis, and solutions to include the construction work force and cost

ECIV 505  Quality Assurance and Risk Management: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Either EGEN 350, EIND 354 or STAT 332 and ECIV 308 or equivalent plus one year of industrial experience or one internship (ECIV 498 or ETCC 498). Analysis of quality assurance and control concepts to include utilization of statistical analysis. Application of risk analysis principles to the construction process to minimize liability and project costs

ECIV 506  Ad Construction Management: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: One year of industrial experience or one internship (ECIV 498 or ETCC 498)
COREQUISITE: ETCC 499 or equivalent. . Broad issues of construction sustainability (LEED, Lean Construction, Environmental requirements, etc.) and how the construction industry needs to manage this process
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ECIV 507  Law of the Construction Industry: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

ONLINE ONLY. This class exposes engineers to the effect of law, rules and regulations on their work both from a practical perspective, for example, what engineers should know about basic concepts of contract law, to more abstract concepts like whether, and in what manner, government should mandate green construction practices. It is about understanding how the construction industry works within a framework of rules and regulations, critically considering whether the rules help or hinder the construction process and most importantly, how you as future leaders in the engineering profession are going to make the process better.

ECIV 511  Building Structural Systems: 2 Credits (2 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 484 or ECIV 414 or ECIV 415 or ECIV 416
COREQUISITE: ECIV 512. Analysis of multistory structural systems. Emphasis on lateral force resisting systems in steel framed buildings
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ECIV 512  Structural Dynamics: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 312. Response of structures to dynamic loads, including seismic loads

ECIV 513  Behavior of Concrete Structure: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 484. Behavior of reinforced concrete members, frames, and shear wall systems. Significance of behavior in design of reinforced concrete structures

ECIV 514  Behavior of Steel Structures: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 414. Behavior of steel members and frames. Significance of behavior in design of steel structures

ECIV 515  Adv Structural Analysis: 2 Credits (2 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 415 This course presents the theoretical background behind common finite elements used by structural engineers. Elasticity, energy methods, dynamics, buckling, nonlinear materials and large rotation topics are addressed. These topics will allow students to utilize finite element structural engineering software in an informed manner

ECIV 519  Bridge and Prestressed Concrete Design: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 315. Design of concrete structures utilizing pre- and post-tensioned concrete elements. Introduction to bridge analysis and design

ECIV 521  Applied Geotechnical Engin: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 320. Principles of geotechnical site investigations and advanced laboratory testing for the purpose of characterizing soils and the determination of engineering soil properties used in the design of soil structures

ECIV 524  Advanced Soil Mechanics: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 320. Topics leading to an advanced understanding of the engineering behavior of soils with an emphasis on settlement and shear strength

ECIV 526  Geotechnical Aspects of Earthquake Engineering: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITES: ECIV 320. Principles of engineering seismology and geotechnical earthquake engineering. Focus is on advanced principles, evaluation procedures, and design methods

ECIV 529  Groundwater Contamination: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: EGEN 335 or ECIV 337 or ECHM 321. Introduction to fundamental concepts, applied analysis and design related to groundwater flow, well mechanics, contaminant transport and remediation technologies. Co-convened with EENV 434, graduate students who took EENV 434 as undergraduates should not take ECIV 529

ECIV 530  Adv Hydraulic Investigations: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Advanced topics in hydraulics and fluid mechanics.

ECIV 531  River Modelling: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

Theory and practice of multi-dimensional open channel modelling including theory, field data collection, data management, modelling best practices, verification and validation.

ECIV 554  Transportation Safety: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 350. This course addresses safety of the highway system as related to design, construction, and operations. The course provides an overview of the various elements of the highway system namely, road users, vehicles, roadways, and environment as related to safety. Apart from the introduction, the course is structured in three distinct components that represent the sequential stages in highway life; i.e. design, construction, and operations

ECIV 555  Survey Data Collection & Analysis: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 1 Lab)

PREREQUISITES: EGEN 350 or EIND 354. This course introduces students to the principles and practice of survey data collection and analysis for transportation engineering and elevates students' ability to design and apply scalable approaches to analyze transportation-related data. Transportation survey design, implementation and analysis are covered. Methods and techniques for anticipating traffic events (crashes, congestion, etc.) are studied. Co-convened with ECIV 455

ECIV 556  Traffic Flow Fundamentals: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ECIV 350, EGEN 350 or STAT 332. This course covers traffic stream parameters, their relationships, and important analytical techniques in traffic engineering such as capacity analysis, queuing analysis, shockwave analysis, and traffic simulation. Topics covered are essential in understanding the behavior of vehicular traffic as a complex system

ECIV 562  Snow and Avalanche Physics for Teachers: 3 Credits (1 Lec, 1 Lab, 1 Other)

Snow and Avalanche Engineering for Teachers provides student with the knowledge necessary to implement snow and avalanche related lessons into their respective math and science lessons. Offered Spring.

ECIV 575  Research or Prof Paper/Project: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing. A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

ECIV 589  Graduate Consultation: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

ECIV 590  Master's Thesis: 1-10 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Master's standing. Department of Civil Engineering
Repeatable up to 99 credits.

ECIV 591  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ECIV 592  Independent Study: 1-6 Credits (1-6 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of Department Head and Dean of Graduate Studies. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

ECIV 594  Seminar: 1 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Final semester of MS program. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material
Repeatable up to 4 credits.

ECIV 598  Internship: 2 Credits (2 Other)

An individual assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organizations to provide guided experience in the field.
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ECIV 690  Doctoral Thesis: 1-10 Credits (1-10 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing. Department of Civil Engineering
Repeatable up to 99 credits.