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Engineering, Civil Department Site
ENCE100
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An overview of the department of Civil and Environment Engineering. Students are introduced to the undergraduate curriculum and will be exposed to other undergraduate and graduate students at various points in their program. The course blends panel presentations by seniors and graduate students, faculty and practitioners with a project and book review to be performed by the students.
ENCE200
(Perm Req)
Civil Engineering Computation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES100, MATH141, and ENES102; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCE200 or ENCE202.
Formerly: ENCE202.
Development of knowledge and skills in managing, analyzing, interpreting, and communicating spatial information. Computer Aided Drawing (CAD) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are introduced in the context of civil and environmental engineering applications.
ENCE201
(Perm Req)
Engineering Information Processing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220 and MATH241; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Corequisite: MATH246.
Credit only granted for: ENCE201 or ENCE203.
Exploration of algorithms for solving problems in several important areas of numerical computing: roots of equations; matrix algebra and the systems of linear equations; function approximation, numerical differentiation and integration; and ordinary differential equations. Issues of solution accuracy, robustness, and efficiency are also considered. Numerical techniques are presented in the context of engineering applications, and example problems are solved using a variety of computer-based tools (primarily MATLAB).
ENCE215
(Perm Req)
Engineering for Sustainability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM135; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Engineers have a key role to play in planning, designing, building, and ensuring a sustainable future. In this class, a problem-based approach is used to examine fundamentally-based analyses and approaches for engineering as sustainable society, with a focus on sustainable use of energy and materials, sustainable infrastructure solutions, atmospheric sustainability and sustainable water supply, and human population growth and resource consumption and its implications for sustainability.
ENCE300
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Engineering Materials
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Behavior, physical, mechanical and chemical properties, design and performance of civil engineering materials, including aggregates, cement, concrete, asphalt binders and mixtures, plastics and geosynthetics, timber, metals and alloys. Modified and advanced highway materials (polymer and rubber modified mixtures, high performance concrete, composites, smart materials). Laboratory testing with hands-on experience on aggregates, Portland cement concrete, asphalt mixtures, timber and metals as per SUPERAVE, ACI design methods, and ASTM standards and specifications.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE302
(Perm Req)
Probability and Statistics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: MATH246 and ENCE201; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Statistics is the science of data. Civil Engineers must often make decisions based on incomplete, variable or uncertain information. In addition, modern methods of design and analysis need to account for variability in natural, engineered and human systems. After successful completion of this class, a student should have facility and familiarity with established basic techniques for managing data, modeling variability and uncertainty, communicating about data and decisions, and supporting or defending a decision or judgment based on uncertain or incomplete data.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE305
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Engineering Fluids
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220, PHYS260, and PHYS261; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCE305 or ENCE330.
Formerly: ENCE330.
The theoretical bases for fluid statics and dynamics, including the conservation of mass, energy and momentum. Modeling of hydraulic systems are introduced. Emphasis on pipe flow and open-channel hydraulics, with real-world applications.
ENCE310
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS260 and ENCE215; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introduction to the physical, chemical and biological systems relating to the quality of water, land and air environments. Fundamental principles will be emphasized, current environmental pollution problems will be examined and methods of pollution abatement discussed.
ENCE320
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering or in the Project Management Minor.
Credit only granted for: ENCE320 or ENCE325.
Learn the fundamentals of project management and the analytical skills for the management side of engineering projects.Topics include economic analysis, project screening and selection, organizational and project structure, scheduling, budgeting, resource management, life cycle costing, and project control.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE325
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Construction Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in a major in ARCH-School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation; or must be in the Construction Project Management minor. And permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Credit only granted for: ENCE 320 or ENCE 325.
Learn the basic topics in sourcing, planning, financing, designing, contracting, constructing and operating buildings and other facilities in the built infrastructure. Topics include construction economics, design constructability reviews, construction process planning, contracts and procurement strategies, project scheduling and resource utilization, site layout planning, project cost and quality controls, temporary structures, environmental sustainability, project handover procedures, facility operation and management, IT-based tools for construction project and resource management.
ENCE340
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENES220; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introductory study of soils in civil engineering. Soil origin, phase relationships and classification schemes. Soil hydraulics: capillary, effective stress, permeability and seepage considerations. Basic stress distribution theories and soil consolidation-settlement analysis. Integration of shear strength evaluation with slope stability analysis. If time permits, topics such as applications in geoenvironmental engineering will be covered.
ENCE353
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Structural Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department; and (MATH246 and ENES220).
The basic tools of structural analysis and design. Design loads. Equilibrium of external and internal forces. Shear and moment diagrams in beams and frames. Truss analysis. Influence line diagrams. The slope-deflection method and method of consistent deformation. Matrix stiffness methods for beams, frames and trusses.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE360
(Perm Req)
Analysis of Civil Engineering Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE201 and MATH140; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introduction to systems approach and systems analysis in civil and environmental engineering. Introduction to systems analysis tools that facilitate engineering management decision making including optimization and computer simulation. Introduction to linear and nonlinear mathematical optimization including linear and integer programming, elementary nonlinear programming and dynamic programming.
ENCE370
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE201, PHYS260, and PHYS261; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Engineering problems of transportation by highways, airways, pipelines, waterways, and railways. Transportation modes and technologies, vehicle dynamics, basic facility design, traffic stream models, capacity analysis, transportation planning, evaluation and choice, and network analysis.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE411
(Perm Req)
Environmental Engineering Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE310; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Introduces the analytical techniques available to assess performance of engineering processes as they relate to water, soil, and air treatment and quality. The basic principles of environmental management, economics of waste treatment, by-product reutilization, and energy cycles are introduced and discussed. Alternative technologies are introduced and evaluated mostly by assessing their potential to reduce waste, minimize energy use, and promote sustainability. Students' activities include, a weekly lab to provide hands-on experience with environmental quality measurements and treatment techniques; on-site visits to regional industries that undertake sustainable practices; and a final research project where experimental design and laboratory techniques are used to assess interactions between technologies and natural systems and their potential for reducing environmental impacts.
ENCE420
(Perm Req)
Selection and Utilization of Construction Equipment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management minor.
Learn to evaluate and select construction equipment with a focus on mechanized equipment for earthwork and building construction.Learn about the parties involved in procurement, operation and maintenance, and how to cost-effectively plan, select, and utilize equipment for earthmoving, paving, formwork, trenching, rock excavation, tunneling, site preparation, and steel and concrete construction. Explore trends in equipment design, construction automation, and robotics.
ENCE422
(Perm Req)
Project Cost Accounting and Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor.
Learn: the fundamentals of accounting; project cost accounting principles as they apply to project management; project cost accounting; and the fundamentals of engineering economics.Topics include: project feasibility analysis; reading and analyzing financial statements; cash management; cash flow analysis; depreciation and taxes; and impact on profitability; the principles of activity based costing; net present value analysis; the framework for project performance measurement, cost performance indices, and earned value analysis.
ENCE423
(Perm Req)
Project Planning, Estimating & Scheduling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor. And permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Learn the fundamentals of project planning, estimating, and scheduling. Understand the concepts of planning; to reduce uncertainty, improve efficiency of the operation, to set and meet objectives, and to provide a basis for monitoring and controlling the work. Be introduced to: the concepts of resource definition, assignment and management, and; the basics of project estimating (pricing) methods including global pricing strategies, types of estimates, pricing processes, overhead and profit, and project financing.Learn the basics of project scheduling including; bar charts, network-based methodologies, and linear scheduling techniques. Emphasis is placed on Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, a network based methodology. Be exposed to the use of scheduling software and will actually develop a CPM schedule for an actual construction project as part of a semester project.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE424
(Perm Req)
Communication for Project Managers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor.
Learn the fundamentals of communications for project managers. Emphasis is on interpersonal and group communications; through voice, electronic, and written messages; project cycle and reports and presentations during this cycle; and communications for employment.
ENCE426
(Perm Req)
Construction Documentation and BIM Applications in Engineering and Construction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering; or must be in the Construction Project Management Minor; or must be in the Project Management Minor.
Learn the basics of construction documentation methods, with particular emphasis on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Topics include: the fundamentals of assembly, coordination, and maintenance of construction documents and implementation of BIM techniques in the design and construction processes, and; a review of Autodesk, Revit, and Navisworks and other leading BIM software. Lectures from project management faculty supplemented by guest lecturers from the construction industry.
ENCE432
(Perm Req)
Ground Water Hydrology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE305; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Concepts related to the development of the ground water resources, hydrology, hydrodynamics of flow through porous media, hydraulics of wells and basin-wide ground water development. Fundamentals of ground water pollution are introduced.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE441
(Perm Req)
Foundation Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE340; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Critical review of classical lateral earth pressure theories, analysis of retaining walls and reinforced earth walls, subsurface explorations, bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, design of deep foundations that includes both pile foundations and drilled shafts.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE444
(Perm Req)
Experimental Methods in Geotechnical Structural Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE353 and ENCE340; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
In the geotechnical engineering part of the course, major soils testing and their interpretation including classification, compaction, strength, and compressibility will be undertaken. The structural engineering part of this course covers test planning, loading apparatus, instrumentation, data acquisition and data analysis, as well as basic aspects of structural testing techniques and shake-table test.
ENCE454
(Perm Req)
Design of Concrete Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE353; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Formerly: ENCE451.
Combined bending and compression, development and anchorage of reinforcement, deflections, design of slabs including one-way and two-way, design of footings, retaining walls, introduction to prestressed concrete, design of multi-story buildings.
ENCE466
(Perm Req)
Design of Civil Engineering Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Restriction: Senior standing.
Additional information: Must be taken in the semester in which the student graduates.
A major civil engineering design experience that emphasizes development of student creativity, development and use of design methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, feasibility considerations, and detailed system descriptions. Realistic design constraints including economic factors, safety, aesthetics, and reliability will be imposed. Students will work in design project groups and be required to exercise oral and written communication skills.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE470
(Perm Req)
Highway Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302 and ENCE370; and permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Highway location and design, highway engineering economics, traffic engineering, traffic measurement devices and technologies. Includes discussion of technological advances in traffic flow and capacity, such as signal systems, corridor control, automatic driver information, incident detection and autonomous vehicle operation.
Restricted to students in the College of Engineering.
ENCE489
Special Problems in Civil Engineering
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE489B
Special Problems in Civil Engineering; Land-Atmosphere Interactions in Hydrology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
We discuss the role of hydrology in the climate system, precipitation and evaporation processes, atmospheric radiation, the exchange of mass, heat, and momentum between the soil and vegetative surface and the overlying atmosphere, and the flux and transport of water within the turbulent boundary layer. In addition, the role of satellite-based remote sensing observations in land-atmosphere analysis as well as sustainable hydrologic applications will be discussed.
ENCE489Q
Special Problems in Civil Engineering; Assessment of Natural Hazards for Engineering Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302 or eqivalent. Also offered as ENCE688Q. Credit only granted for ENCE489Q or ENCE688Q.

Ensuring the resilience of infrastructure and other engineered systems requires an assessment of the natural hazards to which the systems are exposed. Probabilistic natural hazard assessment evaluates how likely a location is to experience hazard events (e.g., hurricanes or earthquakes ) and how likely those events are to cause various impacts (e.g., large surges, intense rainfall, high winds, or ground shaking). This course will review the basic science of natural hazards and provide the foundational concepts of probability and statistics required for developing models to assess the frequency and severity of natural hazards. This course will present methodologies for assessment of multiple types of natural hazards (e.g., seismic, precipitation, riverine, coastal, and wind hazards).
ENCE489U
Special Problems in Civil Engineering; Introduction to Infrastructure and Resilience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302 or equivalent. Co-requisite: ENCE360; or by permission of instructor. Also offered as ENCE688U. Credit only granted for ENCE489U or ENCE688U.

The objective of this course is to develop system-level skills for the planning, design, maintenance, and operation of resilient infrastructure systems. Through this course, we will discuss a variety of infrastructure systems, both public and private, and their role in communities before and after disasters. The themes of the course will be grounded in the four phases of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) and the role that infrastructure plays in each. Through these applications areas, we will study a variety of conceptual, analytical, and computational models that support informed decision-making for these systems under uncertainty.
ENCE602
Project Procurement Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Fundamental concepts and techniques for project acquisition and procurement are presented. Students are introduced to the PMBOK Guide six-step procurement process and expected to develop an in-depth understanding of project evaluation, planning, financing, contracting, negotiation, and procurement execution. It will also cover emerging methods, principles, and practices in infrastructure project procurement, including Public-Private Partnerships, Carbon project procurement, and Clean Development Mechanism.
ENCE610
Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Cartesian tensor notation. Linear forms of the general equilibrium, compatability, and constitutive equations. The calculus of variations. The principles of virtual work and complementary virtual work. Self-adjoint problem formulations.
ENCE611
Finite Element Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: ENCE661.
Basic principles and fundamental concepts of the finite element method. Consideration of geometric and material nonlinearities, convergence, mesh gradation and computational procedures in analysis. Applications to plane stress and plane strain, plates and shells, eigenvalue problems, axisymmetric stress analysis, and other problems in civil engineering.
ENCE613
Structural Dynamics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: ENCE653.
Analysis of the dynamic response of structrues and structural component subjected to impact load, transient load, and ground excitations; study of single degree-of-freedom and multi degree-of-freedom systems in classical closed form solution and approximate numerical solution; solution in the frequency domain and the use of finite element method.
ENCE620
Risk Analysis for Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Sources of hazards, definition of risk, system analysis, functional modeling and analysis techniques, probabilistic risk assessment procedure, risk methods, risk acceptance, assessment of failure likelihood, consequence assessment, risk benefit assessment, uncertainty surces and types, modeling uncertainty, risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty, collection of data, expert-opinion elicitation, human-machine interface and human factors engineering.
ENCE622
Construction Automation & Robotics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Engineering: Civil program; or permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Covers advanced technologies leading to redesign and partial or full automation of selected construction processes utilizing industrial robotics. Lectures and presentations will cover topics such as basic robotic technology (robot kinematics and dynamics, industrial manipulators, mobility bases, end effectors, sensors, control systems, and robot task programming), design of automated construction processes, selection of means and methods for automated construction processes, robot ergonomics and safety, calculation of costs and benefits of construction robots in selected applications, engineering and economic feasibility of automation and robotics in the construction industry.
ENCE627
Project Risk Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE627.
Introduction to identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing risks inherent to engineering projects. Includes: probability modeling, choice and value theory, schedule and cost risk, risk mitigation and transfer, and contract considerations of project risk. Examples are drawn from construction, software development, systems integration, and other large engineering projects; and cover probability basics, subjective probability, statistical data analysis, introduction to decision theory, Monte Carlo simulation, value of information, and risk-based decision making.
Introduction to identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing risks inherent to engineering and disaster mitigation projects. Includes: probability modeling, choice and value theory, schedule and cost risk, risk mitigation and transfer, and contract considerations of risk. Examples are drawn from construction, software development, systems integration, natural hazards management, and other large engineering activities. The course focuses on the conceptual underpinnings of risk and uncertainty, covering probability basics, subjective probability, basics, subjective probability, statistical data analysis, introduction to decision theory, Monte Carlo simulation, value of information, and risk-based decision making.
ENCE630
Environmental and Water Resource Systems I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Application of statistical and systems engineering techniques in the analysis of information necessary for the design or characterization of environmental or hydrologic processes; emphasis on the fundamental considerations that control the design of information collection programs, data interpretation, and the evolution of simulation models used to support the decision-making process.
ENCE640
Advanced Soil Mechanics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE340; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Introduction to the use of elastic theory in stress and displacement solutions to geotechnical engineering (soil and rock mechanics). The effect of soil moisture (at rest) relative to effective stress principles, capillary and frost. Exact and numeric techniques for the analysis for soil seepage under isotropic and anisotropic conditions. Classical settlement (consolidation) and compressiblility theories, including finite difference solution for vertical and radial drainage.
ENCE650
Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Formerly: ENCE636.
The fundamentals of heterogeneous equilibria, rates of environmental reactions, and flow and material transport or presented. Applications of these principles will be presented to small and large scale environmental problems involving liquid, gas, and solid phases. Both natural and engineered environmental systems will be examined.
ENCE651
Chemistry of Natural Waters
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENCE633 or ENCE651.
Formerly: ENCE633.
Application of principles from chemical thermodynamics and kinetics to the study and interpretation of the chemical composition of natural waters is rationalized by considering metal ion solubility controls, pH, carbonate equilibria, adsorption reactions, redox reactions and the kinetics of oxygenation reactions which occur in natural water environments.
Also offered as MEES698@.
ENCE652
Microbiological Principles of Environmental Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Credit only granted for: ENCE637 or ENCE652.
Formerly: ENCE637.
An examination of microbiological principles directly affecting humans and the surrounding environment. Special emphasis is given to the understanding of microbial physiology and in environmental engineering related to water and land systems including aerobic and anaerobic treatment processes involved in nutrient/waste recycling as well as impact of xenobiotic compounds on processes water, soil and sediment.
ENCE661
Project Cost Accounting and Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This course reviews the fundamentals of accounting; examines project cost accounting principles, applications, and impact on profitability; examines the principles of activity based costing; covers the elements involved in cash management; introduces the framework for how projects are financed and the potential impact financing has on the projects; and a framework for evaluating PC based systems and what resources are needed for an effective project cost system.
ENCE662
Introduction to Project Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduction to project management including: overview and concepts of project management (principles, body of knowledge, strategies); planning successful projects (defining, specifying, delivery options, scheduling, budgeting); implementing (organizing the team, work assignments, team building, effective leadership); executing (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management); and closeout(performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management).
ENCE664
Legal Aspects of Engineering Design and Construction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-Civil & Environmental Engineering department.
Examines ways in which the legal system affects the design and construction process. Focuses on contract types and the relationships between the parties in different delivery systems. Covers basics of procurement protocols along with negotiating techniques and strategies. Topics include contract law, the relationships between the parties, tort and negligence law, and the statutory principles affecting construction.
Weekly video conference after 7:50 p.m.
ENCE665
(Perm Req)
Management of Project Teams
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Experience has shown that really excellent project managers are not only technically competent but that they have above average skills in human relations and communications. The course will prepare project managers to optimize the utilization of their most important resource: people. Relying primarily on a wide range of research and experience in the Project Team, this course will help guide project managers in building the other skills needed to be truly successful in the competitive Project Team.
ENCE666
Cost Engineering and Control
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Analytic techniques to estimate and control project costs, including site investigation, quantity takeoff, work analysis and bid preparation. Systematic cost control as related to job production and historical data.
ENCE670
Highway Traffic Characteristics and Measurements
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE470; or permission of instructor.
The study of the fundamental traits and behavior patterns of road users and their vehicles in traffic. The basic characteristics of the pedestrian, the driver, the vehicle, traffic volume and speed, stream flow and intersection operation, parking, and accidents.
ENCE672
Regional Transportation Planning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Factors involved and the components of the process for planning statewide and regional transportation systems, encompassing all modes. Transportation planning studies, statewide traffic models, investment models, programming and scheduling.
ENCE675
Airport Planning and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The planning and design of airports including site selection, runway configuration, geometric and structural design of the landing area, and terminal facilities. Methods of financing airports, estimates of aeronautical demand, air traffic control, and airport lighting are also studied.
ENCE677
OR Models for Transportation Systems Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Fundamental skills and concepts of the quantitative techniques of operations research including: mathematical modeling, linear programming, integer programming, network optimization (shortest paths, minimum spanning trees, minimum cost network flows, maximum flows), heuristics, and basics of probabilistic modeling. Emphasis on the application of these techniques to problems arising in transportation.
ENCE688D
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Sensor Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENCE688L
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Advances in Transportation Demand Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENCE688Q
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Assessment of Natural Hazards for Engineering Applications
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302 or eqivalent. Also offered as ENCE489Q. Credit only granted for ENCE489Q or ENCE688Q.

Ensuring the resilience of infrastructure and other engineered systems requires an assessment of the natural hazards to which the systems are exposed. Probabilistic natural hazard assessment evaluates how likely a location is to experience hazard events (e.g., hurricanes or earthquakes ) and how likely those events are to cause various impacts (e.g., large surges, intense rainfall, high winds, or ground shaking). This course will review the basic science of natural hazards and provide the foundational concepts of probability and statistics required for developing models to assess the frequency and severity of natural hazards. This course will present methodologies for assessment of multiple types of natural hazards (e.g., seismic, precipitation, riverine, coastal, and wind hazards).
ENCE688T
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Disaster Resilience Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
This seminar with address varied topics in identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing engineered systems resilient to natural, anthropogenic, and other hazards. This seminar series comprises guest lectures and internal faculty and student presentations on topics related to disaster resilience. Examples are drawn from foundational concepts; hazard science; planning, engineering, and design; risk and resilience assessment; and implementation.
ENCE688U
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Introduction to Infrastructure and Resilience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ENCE302 or equivalent. Co-requisite: ENCE360, or by permission of instructor. Also offered as ENCE489U. Credit only granted for ENCE489U or ENCE688U.

The objective of this course is to develop system-level skills for the planning, design, maintenance, and operation of resilient infrastructure systems. Through this course, we will discuss a variety of infrastructure systems, both public and private, and their role in communities before and after disasters. The themes of the course will be grounded in the four phases of emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery) and the role that infrastructure plays in each. Through these applications areas, we will study a variety of conceptual, analytical, and computational models that support informed decision-making for these systems under uncertainty.
ENCE688V
(Perm Req)
Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering; Analytical Procedures of Structural Fire Protection
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ENCE689
Credits: 1 - 16
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Majors only. Other majors require permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE689B
Seminar; Land-Atmosphere Interactions in Hydrology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
We discuss the role of hydrology in the climate system, precipitation and evaporation processes, atmospheric radiation, the exchange of mass, heat, and momentum between the soil and vegetative surface and the overlying atmosphere, and the flux and transport of water within the turbulent boundary layer. In addition, the role of satellite-based remote sensing observations in land-atmosphere analysis as well as sustainable hydrologic applications will be discussed.
ENCE741
Earth Retaining Structures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Introduction to types and uses of earth retaining structures, and lateral earth pressure concepts and theories. Analysis and design of retaining walls and shoring structures and their bracing systems. These include conventional retaining walls, mechanically stabilized earth walls, cantilever and anchored sheet piling, cellular cofferdams, braced cuts, soil nailing, and the design of tiebacks and anchors. Load and resistance factor design concept will be presented.
ENCE799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Majors only. Other majors require permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ENCE899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Majors only. Other majors require permission of department.
Contact department for information to register for this course.