Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

CE
121
Hours
1
Intro Civil Constrctn Envir Eg

Introduce the student to the areas of professional, civil and environmental engineering practices with exposure to faculty members specializing in each area, solving typical problems in each professional area, learning of the activities of service organizations, and the responsibilities of professional practice.

CE
220
SB
Hours
3
Society Infrastruct & Environm

Permitting, environmental impact statements and other environmental issues associated with human activities and engineering projects.

Social and Behavioral Sciences
CE
260
Hours
0-2
Civil & Construction Surveying

Precise measurement of lengths, angles, areas, and elevations in geodetic systems; computation of construction control, including highway alignment and land areas.

Prerequisite(s): (ENGR 161 or ENGR 171 or ART 131) and MATH 115 or (MATH 112 and MATH 113) or ACT 30 or SAT 680 or PLMA 440 or PLAC 565
CE
262
Hours
0-3
Civil & Constructn Engr Matls

Introduction to the engineering properties of structural materials, including steel, wood, aggregate, concrete and asphalt, including experimental testing procedures and interpretation of results.

Prerequisite(s): AEM 201 or ESM 201; and
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: AEM 250
CE
270
N
Hours
4
Climate Changes: European Alps

The course focuses on hydrology, climate, dendrohydrology (tree rings) and glaciers. The classroom lectures and in-class labs include the use of remote imagery to evaluate glacier recession, application of empirical equations to estimate glacier mass loss, evaluation of hydrologic (streamflow, snowpack) and climatic datasets, developing skeleton plots and cross dating tree-ring data, and seminars. The field labs consist of hand coring and analyzing tree ring data.

Natural Science
CE
271
N
Hours
4
Glaciology

Glacier basics, physical properties, mass and energy balance, climate change impacts, streamflow impacts.

Natural Science
CE
320
Hours
3
Intro Environmental Engineerg

Introduction to the scientific and engineering principles needed to analyze and solve environmental engineering problems, and lab experience in the practice of environmental engineering related to air, water and waste water management. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): CH 101 OR CH 117 min grade of C-
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: AEM 311 and CHE 304
CE
331
Hours
0-3
Intro to Structural Eng.

Introduction and principles of structural analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): AEM 250 and CE 262
CE
340
C, W
Hours
4
Geotechnical Engineering

Static and dynamic interaction of soil and water; theories of stress distribution, consolidation, strength and failures; stability of soil structures.

Prerequisite(s): CE 262 and AEM 250
Computer Science, Writing
CE
350
Hours
3
Intro. to Transportation Eng

An introduction to different modes of transportation with emphasis on roadway and traffic engineering. Topics include transportation economics and planning, highway geometric and pavement design, drainage, construction, traffic control devices, traffic operations, and management and highway capacity analysis.

Prerequisite(s): CE 260 GES 255
CE
366
Hours
3
Introduction to Construction Engineering

Applying engineering economic principles to construction and engineering problems; construction management processes and methods in planning, scheduling, and monitoring engineering projects.

Prerequisite(s): CE 262
CE
378
Hours
3
Water Resources Engineering

Mechanics of steady and unsteady flow in closed and open conduits, hydrology; water supply and wastewater disposal. Computing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): Dynamics (AEM 264) and Fluid Mechanics (AEM 311); or Fluid Flow Operations (CHE 304)
CE
401
C, W
Hours
4
Capstone Design: Site Development

Students use of software to design site projects in teams, prepare construction drawings and deliver engineering reports. This class is normally taken during the last term on campus. Writing proficiency within the discipline and computing proficiency are required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): Student must satisfy one of the following sets of prerequisite(s): a) CE 320 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 350 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 378 with a minimum grade of C- And Six (6) credit hours of 400- or 500- level CE courses with a minimum grade of C- And Two (2) of the following (may be taken concurrently): CE 424 or CE 524, CE 425 or CE 525, CE 427 or CE 527, CE 442 or CE 542, CE 451 or CE 551, CE 457 or CE 557, CE 459 or CE 559, CE 475 or CE 575, CE 485 or CE 585. b) CE 340 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 366 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 320 or CE 350 or CE 378 with a minimum grade of C- And Six (6) credit hours of 400- or 500- level CE courses with a minimum grade of C- And Two (2) of the following (may be taken concurrently): CE 442 or CE 542, CE 457 or CE 557, CE 459 or CE 559, CE 461 or CE 561, CE 485 or CE 585. c) CE 320 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 340 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 378 with a minimum grade of C- And Six (6) credit hours of 400- or 500- level CE courses with a minimum grade of C- And Two (2) of the following (may be taken concurrently): CE 424 or CE 524, CE 425 or CE 525, CE 427 or CE 527, CE 442 or CE 542, CE 485 or CE 585.
Computer Science, Writing
CE
403
C, W
Hours
4
Capstone Design: Building Systems

Students use software to design building projects in teams, prepare construction drawings and deliver engineering reports. The course is normally taken during the last term on campus. Writing proficiency within the discipline and computing proficiency are required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): Student must satisfy the following set of prerequisites: CE 331 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 340 with a minimum grade of C- And CE 366 with a minimum grade of C- And Six (6) credit hours of 400- or 500- level CE courses with a minimum grade of C- And Two (2) of the following (may be taken concurrently): CE 433, CE 434, CE 436 or CE 536, CE 437 or CE 537, CE 438 or CE 538, CE 439 or CE 539, CE 444 or CE 544, CE 462 or CE 562.
Computer Science, Writing
CE
414
Hours
3
Information Systems Design

An overview of management information systems (MIS). The course will focus on the practical aspects, applications and methodology or MIS, particularly from the construction engineer's perspective. Information design methodology and building information modeling (BIM) will be covered in detail.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
CE
417
Hours
3
Advanced Project Management

This is an engineering management course designed to introduce students to the functions of project engineering and managers. It details the processes of planning and controlling project scope time and cost.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366 or IE 203
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: GES 255
CE
418
Hours
3
Engineering Management

An introduction to management principles and the management functions of planning, organizing, motivating and controlling. Management of engineers in research, design, manufacturing/construction and quality will be studied.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
CE
420
Hours
3
Environmental Measurements

Environmental Engineering phenomena are explored through conducting laboratory experiments, selecting analytical protocols to achieve an objective, evaluating collected data sets, and discussing the results in well written reports. The course is composed of classroom lectures/discussions and weekly laboratory activities.

Prerequisite(s): CE320 and CE378 and GES 255
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CE 424
CE
422
Hours
3
Solid And Hazardous Waste Mgt

Engineering design and regulatory requirements for the collection, storage, recycling, treatment and disposal of solid wastes.

Prerequisite(s): CE 320
CE
424
Hours
3
Water And Wastewater Treatment

Physical, chemical and biological principles and design of municipal water and wastewater treatment units.

Prerequisite(s): CE 320
CE
425
Hours
3
Air Quality Engineering

This is an introductory course in Air Quality Engineering. We have to major foci. The first is to understand and evaluate our air resources and air quality (as related to human and environmental health) in terms of fundamental principels and design processes. The second is to introduce the student to a varity of air pollution issues and engineered treatment processes.

Prerequisite(s): AEM 311 or CHE 304; and CE 320
CE
427
Hours
3
Storm Water Management

Quality and quantity of urban storm water. Receiving water problems and sources of pollutants. Runoff quality and quantity characteristics, Selection and design of controls; regulations.

Prerequisite(s): CE 378 and CE 475
CE
432
Hours
3
Matrix Analysis of Structures

Introduction to the matrix-displacement method of analysis for framed structures, including computer implementation of analysis. An introduction to finite-element analysis is also included.

Prerequisite(s): CE 331
CE
433
Hours
3
Reinf Concrete Struct I

Concrete materials, placement of concrete and theory and design of reinforced beams, girders, slabs, columns and footings.

Prerequisite(s): CE 331
CE
434
Hours
3
Structural Steel Design I

Theory and design of structural steel members and their connections.

Prerequisite(s): CE 331
CE
435
Hours
3
Concrete Materials

Portland cement and supplementary cementitious materials, aggregates, properties of fresh and hardened concrete, concrete durability issues, mixture proportioning, concrete construction methods, special concrete materials, test methods.

Prerequisite(s): CE 331 or CE 340
CE
437
Hours
3
Reinforced Concrete Struct II

Design of reinforced concrete building components including two-way slabs, slender columns, prestressed beams, slap-on-grade and retaining walls.

Prerequisite(s): CE 433
CE
438
Hours
3
Struct Steel Design II

Basic and elementary design procedures for steel structures such as plate girders, mill buildings, multistory buildings, highway bridges and light-gauge steel structures.

Prerequisite(s): CE 434
CE
439
Hours
3
Design of Wood and Masonry Structures

Design of wood and masonry components and subassemblies for low-rise residential and commercial buildings according to current design specifications.

Prerequisite(s): CE 331
CE
442
Hours
3
Waste Containmnt Facilty

Introduction to the fundamentals of soil behavior as they relate to environmental engineering. Topics include soil behavior, soil compaction, conduction phenomena, geosynthetics and aspects of landfill design.

Prerequisite(s): CE 340 and CE 320
CE
444
Hours
3
Foundation Engineering

Analysis and design of soil foundation systems.

Prerequisite(s): CE 340
CE
451
Hours
3
Roadway and Intersection Design

Application of the principles of geometric design and traffic signal layout: vertical and horizontal alignment, intersections, traffic control, and traffic signal layout. Design projects will be prepared to illustrate standard techniques.

Prerequisite(s): CE 350
CE
454
Hours
3
Urban Transportation Planning

The course will provide a foundation in urban transportation planning, including an introduction to the planning process, software associated with transportation modeling and conducting transportation planning and traffic impact studies.

Prerequisite(s): CE 350
CE
458
Hours
3
Traffic Engineering

Vehicle operating characteristics, traffic flow, geometric design of road and intersections, and methods of traffic control.

Prerequisite(s): CE 350
CE
459
Hours
3
Pavement Design and Rehabilitation

This course covers two major areas of asphalt and concrete pavements: pavement thickness design and pavement maintenance. Topics include pavement design by the Asphalt Institute and AASHTO methods. Major maintenance will cover overlay design and slab repair, while routine maintenance will cover distress surveys, pothole repair, and crack and joint sealing.

Prerequisite(s): CE 350 or CE 366
CE
460
Hours
3
Front End Planning

Principles and applications for effective, early planning of capital facilities including: finance, economics decision-making, risk management, team alignment and front end planning processes and tools.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
CE
461
Hours
3
Horizontl Construction Methods

Introduction to horizontal construction equipment and methods, design of horizontal construction systems and construction operation analysis and simulation.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CE 340
CE
462
Hours
3
Vertical Construction Methods

Introduction to vertical construction equipment and methods, design of vertical construction systems and construction operation analysis and management processess.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CE 331
CE
463
Hours
3
Construction Cost Estimating

Addresses the estimating and cost control function from conceptual planning through project execution. Topics include productivity analysis, organization of estimates, cost forecasting, estimating tools and techniques, contingency planning, and relationship to contract types and project execution strategies.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
CE
464
Hours
3
Safety Engineering

An introduction to safety management and accident prevention, including state and federal laws related to general and construction projects. Topics include accident theories, safety regulations, Construction Safety act, hazards and their control, human behavior and safety and safety management.

Prerequisite(s): GES 255 and CE 366
CE
467
Hours
3
Constr. Accounting & Finance

Financial management of construction projects. Topics include alternative selection, life-cycle analysis, applied financial management techniques, insurance/indemnification, risk management and tax implications.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
CE
468
Hours
3
Construction Scheduling

The management structure of construction companies and the laws, regulations, practices, tools and processes used in planning, scheduling and monitoring construction projects. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course.

Prerequisite(s): CE 366
CE
470
Hours
4
Water Resources in the European Alps

The course focuses on statistical hydrology, climate, dendrohydrology (tree rings) and glaciers. The classroom lectures and in-class labs include the use of statistical software to analyze hydrologic datasets, the use of remote imagery to evaluate glacier recession, application of empirical equations to estimate glacier mass loss, evaluation of hydrologic (streamflow, snowpack) and climatic datasets, developing skeleton plots and cross dating tree-ring data, and seminars. The field labs consist of hand coring and analyzing tree ring data.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status, 2.5 GPA, CE 378
CE
475
Hours
3
Hydrology

Hydrologic cycle, rainfall-runoff relations, unit hydrograph, statistical hydrology and hydrologic simulation. Includes a class project with application to flood control, water supply and multipurpose projects.

Prerequisite(s): CE 378
CE
480
Hours
3
Forensic Engineering

When failures in the built environment occur, whether during design, construction or in-service, a thorough examination of the causes is essential to both the evolution sound engineering practices and to dispute resolution through the legal system. The role of the engineer in this process is examined.

Prerequisite(s): AEM 250
CE
481
Hours
3
Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction

Legal aspects of engineering and construction contracts and specifications; contract formation, interpretation, rights and duties, and changes; legal liabilities and professional ethics of architects, engineers and contractors. Writing proficiency within this discipline is required for a passing grade in this course. This is a three hour survey course covering, primarily, the organization of the federal and state courts, construction contracting, potential tort liability and professionalism for engineers in Alabama.

Prerequisite(s): CE 320, CE 331, CE 340, CE 350, CE 366 or CE 378, and one HU elective (3 credits)
CE
484
Hours
3
Exp. Design & Field Sampling

Experimental design, sensitivity analyses, water sampling and flow monitoring. Receiving water chemical reactions. Field investigations.

Prerequisite(s): CE 320 and GES 255
CE
485
Hours
3
Const. Site Erosion Control

Nature and magnitude of erosion problems. Erosion plan development. Rainfall energy and erosion predictions. Sediment transport in urban areas. Channel and slope stability. Sedimentation and other controls.

Prerequisite(s): CE 378
CE
486
Hours
3
GIS for Civil Engineers

Introduction to geographic information system design and use for civil engineering problem solving.

Prerequisite(s): CE 260 and any CE 300 Level Course
CE
491
Hours
1-3
Special Problems

Credit is based on the amount of work undertaken. Analysis and/or design in any phase of civil engineering. The course is intended to take care of needs not covered by regularly offered courses.

CE
498
Hours
1-6
Undergraduate Research Experience

Conduct research under the guidance of a faculty member. Analyze data. Produce and present, submit or publish related scholarly work.

Prerequisite(s): CE 320 or CE 331 or CE 340 or CE 350 or CE 366 or CE 378, and Permission of a department faculty member (research advisor)