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Course descriptions prior to fall 2009

Undergraduate Civil Engineering courses

CIE200 Statics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the review of vector algebra, force system resultants, equilibrium of a particle and rigid body, internal forces and applications to beams, trusses and frames, centre of gravity and moment of inertia. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

CIE202 Mechanics of Materials [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the review of free-body diagrams and equilibrium principles, the types of stress and linear stress-strain relationships, axial, shear, torsion, and bending deformations, shear force and bending moment diagrams, as well as the deflection of beams. Prerequisite: CIE200 Statics.

CIE302 Structural Analysis I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the classification of statically determinate and indeterminate structures, the analysis of statically determinate frames, axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams, influence lines, and deflections using the principle of virtual work. Prerequisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials.

CIE303 Structural Analysis I – SOFT [0-2, 1 cr.] This course covers structural analysis using commercial software. Computational model for trusses and frames: load cases, supports, linear static analysis. Result visualizations and assessment, axial force, shear force and bending moment diagrams, as well as deformed shapes. Co-requisite: CIE302 Structural Analysis I.

CIE304 Stress Analysis [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers stress-strain formulations in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D stress-strain based failure criteria for materials, design and analysis of pressure vessels, elastic stability and simple buckling problems of plates and shells, introduction to linear elastic fracture mechanics, and concepts and integrated design. Prerequisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials.

CIE305 Stress Analysis - LAB [0-3, 1 cr.] This course is a laboratory demonstration of stress analysis concepts including stress and strain measurements, failure of materials, elastic stability and fracture mechanics. Co-requisite: CIE304 Stress Analysis.

CIE306 Concrete Structures I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the reinforced concrete behavior and design approach, the design of beams, one-way slabs, T-beams, doubly reinforced beams, including the development length and splicing of reinforcing steel bars. Prerequisites: CIE302 Structural Analysis I, and CIE308 Construction Materials.

CIE307 Concrete Structures I - SOFT [0-2, 1 cr.] This course covers concrete design using commercial software, as well as the results visualization and assessment for beams, slabs, columns and footings; concrete section, reinforcement, development length and reinforcement layout. Co-requisite: CIE306 Concrete Structures I.

CIE308 Construction Materials [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the general considerations on the use of materials in construction, required properties, selection, testing, design and quality control of materials with emphasis on ordinary Portland cement concrete, asphalt concrete, masonry, steel and wood. The course is also an overview of composites and other materials in civil engineering. Prerequisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials.

CIE309 Construction Materials - LAB [0-3, 1 cr.] This course is a laboratory demonstration of materials testing and evaluation methods, with emphasis on aggregate, concrete and steel reinforcement testing. Co-requisite: CIE308 Construction Materials.

CIE320 Fluid Mechanics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the properties of fluids, hydrostatics and kinematics, basic equations and conservation laws, Reynolds Transport Theorem, viscous flow and shear forces, steady pipe flow, laminar and turbulent pipe flows, dimensional analysis and introduction to open channel flow. Prerequisite: MEE241 Dynamics.

CIE321 Fluid Mechanics – LAB [0-3, 1 cr.] This course is a laboratory course covering the applications in fluid mechanics including fluid measurements and properties flow in pipes, Reynolds number, forces on gates, orifices, weirs, open channel flow and pumps. Co-requisite: CIE320 Fluid Mechanics.

CIE322 Hydraulics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the governing equations, the design of water supply and distribution systems, the flow in pipes and the flow regimes, the methods of flow measurements, open channel flow with backwater computations, hydraulic machinery, an introduction to river engineering, sediment transport and pollutant dispersion. Prerequisite: CIE320 Fluid Mechanics.

CIE323 Hydraulics – SOFT [0-2, 1 cr.] This course covers the analysis and design, using commercially available software: distribution networks including pipes, reservoir, pumps and losses, and using results visualizations and assessment of pressure, velocity and head losses. Co-requisite: CIE322 Hydraulics.

CIE360 Surveying [2-3, 3 cr.] This course covers the basic measuring procedures for distances, elevations and angles. It also covers levelling and mapping, construction and topographic surveys, traverses, subdivision of land, cut and fill, and road surveys, which include horizontal and vertical curves and views. Prerequisite: MEE220 Engineering Graphics.

CIE400 Steel Structures [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to the Load Resistance Factored Design (LRFD) philosophy. The course discusses the behavior and design of steel structures, the design of tension members, simple connections, compression members, laterally supported beams, beams under torsion, and beams under lateral torsional loading. Prerequisites: CIE302 Structural Analysis I, and CIE304 Stress Analysis.

CIE424 Environmental Engineering I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the water quality, water quantity, population estimation, use factors, fire demand, design periods, standards, system maintenance and water treatment techniques, covering purpose, sedimentation, hindered settling, scour, coagulation/flocculation processes, basin design, filtration, disinfection and advanced chemical treatment. Prerequisite: CIE322 Hydraulics.

CIE425 Environmental Engineering I – LAB [0-3, 1 cr.] This course covers the fundamental quantities, titration, primary standards, colorimetric and chromatographic analysis, organic matter determination, microorganism identification and enumeration, toxicity elements, contaminants, physical, chemical and biological wastewater characteristics and data analysis. Prerequisites: CHM201 Chemical Principles and Co-requisite: CIE424 Environmental Engineering I.

CIE426 Environmental Engineering II [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the design of sanitary and storm sewers and related appurtenances, the sources and characteristics of wastewater, the fluctuation of flow, the design periods and requirements, variability, guidelines and standards, and treatment systems including preliminary, primary, secondary and tertiary. Prerequisite: CIE424 Environmental Engineering I.

CIE427 Environmental Engineering II–SOFT [0-2, 1 cr.] This course covers the analysis and design using commercially available software of wastewater treatment plant, sizing of tanks, and effluent concentration. It also covers the results visualizations and assessment: cost analysis, and the operation and maintenance. Co-requisite: CIE426 Environmental Engineering II.

CIE444 Soil Mechanics [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to soil mechanics including: formation and types of soils, field-testing and classification, mechanical properties and failure criteria, laboratory testing and triaxial stress strain relationships, and theory of consolidation. Prerequisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials.

CIE445 Soil Mechanics–LAB [0-3, 1 cr.] This course is a laboratory course, which covers the testing for properties and characteristics of soils including: classification tests, strength measurement tests, and hydraulic conductivity and consolidation. Co-requisite: CIE444 Soil Mechanics.

CIE446 Foundation Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to the elastic and plastic theories of foundations, as well as to the behavior and design of shallow foundations and the behavior and design of lateral earth retaining structures. It also covers deep foundations design and case studies. Prerequisite: CIE444 Soil Mechanics.

CIE447 Geotechnical Engineering–SOFT [0-2, 1 cr.] This course covers geotechnical analysis and design using commercial software, including the design of foundations and lateral earth retaining systems. It also covers results visualizations and assessment. Co-requisite: CIE446 Foundation Engineering.

CIE460 Transportation Engineering I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the planning, design and operation of transportation systems. It also covers the theory and practice in geometric highway design, including horizontal and vertical curves, and the design of traffic elements, volume counts, capacity analysis, intersections and interchanges. Prerequisite: CIE360 Surveying.

CIE461 Transportation Engineering I - SOFT [0-2, 1 cr.] This course covers the design of highways using commercial software, through integrating planning, geometric design, traffic modelling and GIS systems. It also covers the results visualizations and assessment. Co-requisite: CIE460 Transportation Engineering I.

CIE498 Professional Experience [0-6, 6 cr.] This course covers the professional experience, through training in the execution of real-life engineering projects. Prerequisites: CIE306 Concrete Structures I, CIE400 Steel Structures, CIE426 Environmental Engineering II, CIE446 Foundation Engineering, and CIE461 Transportation Engineering I – Soft.

CIE500 Advanced Mechanics of Materials [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers stress-strain relationships, strain energy, failure theories, curved beams, unsymmetrical bending, shear center, torsion of non-circular sections, energy principles, Castigliano’s Theorem and inelastic behavior. Prerequisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials.

CIE510 Finite Element Method I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the stress analysis of solids, such as the shape function, displacement interpolation, linear constitutive relations, element stiffness-matrix, direct stiffness method, assessment of model adequacy, error estimation. It also covers the stress analysis using commercial software. Prerequisite: CIE202 Mechanics of Materials.

CIE511 Structural Analysis II* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the analysis of statically indeterminate structures, which include the flexibility method, the slope-deflection method and the direct-stiffness method. The course also covers the structural analysis of indeterminate frames using commercial software. Prerequisite: CIE302 Structural Analysis I.

CIE512 Concrete Structures II [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the design of beams reinforced for shear and torsion, stair cases, columns, two-way column-supported slabs, footings, foundation and retaining walls. Prerequisite: CIE306 Concrete Structures I.

CIE520 Solid Waste Management [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the quantity and quality of municipal and industrial solid wastes, as well as the collection, transfer, disposal, treatment and recovery of solid wastes, hazardous and non hazardous residues, solid waste management processes, environmental impact assessment, environmental legislation and risk, and pollution control management. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing.

CIE521 Hydrology [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the occurrence of water, precipitation, interception, depression storage, infiltration, evaporation, transpiration, snow melt, well hydraulics, stream flow, data sources, instrumentation, runoff and hydrographs, hydrograph routing, probability in hydrologic design and the introduction to hydrologic modelling. Prerequisite: CIE322 Hydraulics.

CIE560 Transportation Engineering II [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the analysis and design of infrastructure systems and the components of highway systems, including interchanges and intersections. The course also encompasses the execution methods and practices, and the basic design of major transportation facilities. Prerequisite: CIE460 Transportation Engineering I.

CIE580 Construction Management [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the organization and management theory applied to the construction process, scheduling and planning models, CPM, PERT, resource allocation and budgeting and cost control. Prerequisites: Fifth Year standing, and INE320 Engineering Economy.

CIE581 Construction Management – SOFT [0-2, 1 cr.] This course covers the use of commercial software for the operations, scheduling, planning, resource allocation, budgeting and control of construction projects. Co-requisite: CIE580 Construction Management.

CIE582 Infrastructure Management [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the general methods of engineering systems, management, and the different types of infrastructure. It also encompasses the analysis of possible financing and engineering solutions and alternatives, as well as the overall management during the life cycle of the project. Prerequisite: CIE580 Construction Management.

CIE583 Packaging Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to the function and design requirements of packaging systems, as well as to design concepts, materials selection, properties, processes and technology, as well as the elements of design management. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing.

CIE584 Quality Management Systems [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an introduction to quality management systems, ISO 9000, 14000, Total Quality Management, and the applications of QMS to engineering, and the management of large projects, systems and organizations. Prerequisite: Fourth year standing.

CIE585 Risk and Natural Hazard Management* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers the types, frequency and effects of natural hazards, the calculation of the return period, planning and designing engineering systems to survive natural events and mitigation of damage. Prerequisite: GNE331 Probability and Statistics.

CIE600 Topics in Civil Engineering [3-0, 3 cr.] This course covers a special topic relevant to civil engineering. The course title and the content are announced prior to registration time. Prerequisite: To be announced prior to registration time.

CIE601 Project I [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an independent project undertaken by students. The selection of a topic and the progress of the work is supervised by a faculty advisor. Students are required to produce a formal technical report and a presentation in this course. Prerequisite: CIE498 Professional Practice.

CIE602 Project II* [3-0, 3 cr.] This course is an independent work performed by students with emphasis on research. The selection of a topic, and the progress of the work, is supervised by a Faculty Advisor. Formal technical report and presentation are required. Prerequisite: CIE601 Project I, and the consent of the Instructor.


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