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CIV E221 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals Course Page

Description: Basic mechanisms of chemistry, biology, and physics relevant to environmental engineering processes. Principles of equilibrium reactions and kinetics, mass transfer and material balances, microbial growth and kinetics, water, energy, and nutrient cycles. Applications to environmental engineering systems as biological degradation, mass and energy movement through the environment, and design of water and wastewater treatment systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 103 and CHEM 105.

CIV E240 Technical Communications Course Page

Description: Written and oral communications in civil engineering; lectures and practice on presentation of oral and written reports, including technical proposals; progress reports; field inspection reports; consulting reports; and coverage of elements of ethics, equity, concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship, public and worker safety and health considerations including the context of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. Seminars and practice in developing effective search strategies for technical information. A written report must be submitted by each student.

CIV E250 Plane Surveying Course Page

Description: Basic surveying concepts and instrumentation, measurement errors, coordinate systems, leveling, traversing, layout surveys, earthwork volumes, conventional, and digital mapping, GIS concepts, aerial photography, and GPS. Prerequisites: MATH 101 and 102.

CIV E251 Survey School Course Page

Description: Practical exercises in field methods; project type of assignments; field astronomy; electronic distance measuring instruments. Note: Survey School is held off campus. Prerequisite: CIV E 250.

CIV E265 Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics Course Page

Description: Multiview representation, pictorial views of three-dimensional objects. Computer-aided graphics using AutoCAD.

CIV E270 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies I Course Page

Description: Plane stress and strain; stress-strain relationships; stresses and deformations resulting from axial and transverse loads; buckling of columns; torsion of circular sections; combined stress; statically indeterminate problems. Laboratory to demonstrate mechanical properties and verify assumptions of analysis. Prerequisites: ENGG 130 and MATH 101.

CIV E290 Civil Engineering Analysis I Course Page

Description: Statistical and probabilistic approaches to civil engineering problems. Prerequisite: MATH 101.

CIV E295 Civil Engineering Analysis II Course Page

Description: Application of numerical methods to civil engineering problems. Prerequisites: ENCMP 100 and MATH 102.

CIV E303 Project Management Course Page

Description: Planning and scheduling; theories and techniques of project management.

CIV E315 Transportation Engineering Course Page

Description: Transportation systems and their elements. Principles of transportation planning. Traffic volume, capacity, speed, density, and safety. Fundamentals of traffic control. Principles of highway planning. Highway and terrain. Vehicular motion. Horizontal and vertical geometric design. Cost/benefit analysis in highway design. Earthwork and mass diagram. Flexible and rigid pavement design. Prerequisite: CIV E 250.

CIV E321 Principles of Environmental Modeling and Risk Course Page

Description: Introduction modeling environmental processes to predict the movement of water and fate of contaminants in the hydrologic cycle. Principles of mass transfer, conservation of mass, environmental transformations, nutrient enrichment and depletion are developed. Introduction to storm events, rainfall, runoff, stream discharge and stormwater management. Applications of modeling results to the quantification of risk using examples from hydrology, water pollution and health protection and development of environmental regulations. Prerequisite: CIV E 221. Corequisite: CIV E 330.

CIV E330 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Fluid properties; dimensional analysis; hydrostatics; fundamental equations of fluid motion; laminar, turbulent and inviscid flows; boundary layers and flow around immersed bodies; elementary building aerodynamics. Prerequisite: MATH 209. Corequisite: MATH 201.

CIV E331 Applied Hydraulics Course Page

Description: Introduction to applied hydraulics; control volume methods, open channel hydraulics, pipe systems, pumps, distribution and collection system hydraulics and design. Prerequisite: CIV E 330. Corequisite: either CIV E 221 or ENV E 325.

CIV E372 Structural Analysis I Course Page

Description: Introduction to structural loads; deformations of statically determinate beams, trusses and frames; influence lines; analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformations, slope deflection and moment distribution; direct stiffness analysis. Prerequisite: CIV E 270.

CIV E374 Structural Design I Course Page

Description: Introduction to limit states design. Behavior and design of steel and reinforced concrete members. Prerequisite: CIV E 372.

CIV E381 Soil Mechanics Course Page

Description: Compaction; site investigation; theories of water seepage; effective stress principles; settlement; strength and mechanical properties; introduction to retaining structures, foundation, and slope stability. Prerequisite: EAS 210.

CIV E381A Soil Mechanics Course Page

Description: Compaction; site investigation; theories of water seepage; effective stress principles; settlement; strength and mechanical properties; introduction to retaining structures, foundation, and slope stability. Prerequisite: EAS 210.

CIV E381B Soil Mechanics Course Page

Description: Compaction; site investigation; theories of water seepage; effective stress principles; settlement; strength and mechanical properties; introduction to retaining structures, foundation, and slope stability. Prerequisite: EAS 210.

CIV E391 Civil Engineering Materials Course Page

Description: Classification of soils. Properties of Portland cement concrete related to micro- and macro-structure and constituent materials. Properties of bituminous materials and design of bituminous mixes. Prerequisite: MAT E 202 or ENV E 220.

CIV E395 Civil Engineering Analysis III Course Page

Description: The formulation of partial differential equations for modeling civil engineering problems. Introduction to analytical and numerical solution techniques. Prerequisites: MATH 201, MATH 209 and CIV E 295.

CIV E398 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics Course Page

Description: Stress, strain and displacements in two and three dimensions. Constitutive equations. Governing equations of elasticity and simple solutions. Strain energy and virtual work. Theories of failure. Prerequisites: CIV E 270 and MATH 209.

CIV E406 Construction Estimating, Planning, and Control Course Page

Description: Introduction to elements of construction, planning, scheduling, and cost estimating. Familiarization with quantity take-off, estimate preparation, cost recovery, resource allocation, project scheduling, risk analysis, and bid preparation. Prerequisite: CIV E 303.

CIV E409 Construction Methods Course Page

Description: Principles of building, heavy and bridge construction; wood and formwork design, stability during construction, economics of equipment selection, movement of material on construction sites, safety, and constructability issues. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisites: CIV E 303 and 372. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students, or by consent of the Department.

CIV E411 Transportation Engineering II Course Page

Description: Traffic operations and network analysis, traffic stream flow and roadway analysis, weaving and interchange ramp analysis, intersection traffic control measures and control design, progressive signal system design, traffic flow prediction, road network simulation and assignment algorithms, motor vehicle accident analysis; and field data collection method. Prerequisite: CIV E 315.

CIV E419 Transportation Engineering: Highway Planning and Design Course Page

Description: Planning and design of highway transportation systems, including development, planning process, data collection, procedures for future developments, evaluation of transportation plans, and design of highway transportation facilities. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 411. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.

CIV E429 Environmental Engineering Design Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of municipal planning and design of water supply, water and wastewater treatment, storm water management, or wastewater collection and management systems. Course includes design projects, field trips, and presentations. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisites: CIV E 321 and ENV E 421. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.

CIV E431 Water Resources Engineering Course Page

Description: Hydrotechnical analysis, including: advanced open channel hydraulics; advanced surface water hydrology; groundwater and well hydraulics; and environmental hydraulics. Prerequisites: CIV E 321, 331.

CIV E439 Water Resources Engineering Design Course Page

Description: Design of hydraulic structures and river engineering works, including: dams, spillways, energy dissipators, bridges, culverts, erosion protection and river training works. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 431. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.

CIV E459 Biomedical Engineering Design Course Page

Description: Application of civil and mechanical engineering principles to different topics in biomechanical engineering design. Topics may include: experimental tissues, bone engineering, computational biomechanics, numerical modeling for different mechanical and biological processes. Students work in teams on a design project. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.

CIV E474 Structural Design II Course Page

Description: Behavior and design of steel and reinforced concrete structures. This course builds on the material presented in CIV E 374 and places greater emphasis on the behavior of overall structures. Prerequisite: CIV E 374.

CIV E479 Structural Design III Course Page

Description: Design of prestressed concrete structures; masonry and reinforced masonry elements; timber structures; fatigue life of steel structures and cold formed steel elements. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 474. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.

CIV E481 Soil Engineering Course Page

Description: Site investigation; strength of soils; geosynthetics for soil improvement; design of excavations and earth pressures on retaining structures; stability of natural slopes and their improvement; design of cuts and embankments; foundation design, stability and settlement; pile foundations; frost action and permafrost. Prerequisite: CIV E 381.

CIV E489 Geotechnical Design Course Page

Description: Evaluation of site conditions. Design and analysis of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures. Slope stability of embankments and cuts including foundation excavations. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 481. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.

CIV E526 Soil Remediation Course Page

Description: Identification of regulations and guidelines applicable to contaminated site assessment and remediation. Review of soil and contaminant properties that affect contaminant partitioning and movement in subsurface soils. Study of physical, chemical and biological treatment methods for the remediation of contaminated soils.

CIV E601 Project Management Course Page

Description: Overview of project management for capital construction projects. Emphasis on planning and scheduling, including linear scheduling, project control, value engineering, and constructability.

CIV E602 Contract Administration Course Page

Description: Construction project and contract administration; budgeting, costing and financial project control; delivery systems; labour relations; safety.

CIV E603 Construction Informatics Course Page

Description: Computer-aided information management in construction, including relational database development and management, application of data mining techniques, computer programming, and application of computers in the planning, organization and control of construction projects.

CIV E605 Decision Support Systems in Construction Course Page

Description: Modeling construction related problems utilizing mathematical and optimization algorithms. Decision analysis, multi-criteria decision making tools including analytic hierarchy process, multi-attribute utility theory, goal programming and multi-objective optimization forecasting, and queuing theory.

CIV E606 Design and Analysis of Construction Operations Course Page

Description: Overview of production management in construction. Techniques for modeling construction operations, design of efficient processes, measurement and improvement of productivity. Computer simulation techniques for modeling and analysis.

CIV E607 Work Improvement Studies Course Page

Description: Planning for productivity improvement, work measurement technique, data analysis and evaluation, human behavior as a factor in construction productivity, safety in productivity improvement, computer and other tools for productivity improvement.

CIV E608 Construction Engineering Course Page

Description: Introduction to the elements and methods of construction and principles of material handling on construction projects. Winter construction, dewatering, earthmoving and earthworks, concrete processes, building systems and lifting.

CIV E609 Underground Trenchless Construction Course Page

Description: Introduction to underground pipeline infrastructure. Focus on pipeline condition assessment. New construction such as horizontal directional drilling, pilot tube microtunneling, pipe bursting, and pipe jacking. Rehabilitation methods such as cured in place pipe lining, geotechnical consideration. Risk considerations for underground projects.

CIV E612 Transportation Planning: Methodology and Techniques Course Page

Description: Introduction and overview of transportation planning. Institutional framework of transportation planning. Characteristics of urban travel, trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, trip assignment, urban activity system. Transportation supply, transportation system impact analysis, evaluation process and methods. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CIV E613 Transportation Systems and Demand Analysis Course Page

Description: Microeconomic principles of production and consumer behaviour. Econometric modeling of demand: parameter estimation techniques, disaggregate choice theory, sampling and data preparation, evaluation. Networks, economic evaluations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

CIV E614 Traffic Operation and Control Course Page

Description: Human factors, traffic control devices, signal warrants, principles of signalized intersections, signal timing, signal optimization and coordination, capacity, traffic delay, left turn, diamond interchange, unsignalized intersection, roundabouts, actuated control, incident management, freeway control.

CIV E615 Traffic Flow and Network Modeling Course Page

Description: Traffic flow stream characteristics, car following model, continuum flow model, fundamental diagram, microscopic traffic simulation, macroscopic traffic flow modeling, model parameter calibration, route choice concept and model, static traffic network modeling, dynamic traffic network modeling.

CIV E616 Traffic Safety Course Page

Description: Introduction to traffic safety. Focus on collisions and exposure. Safety management process. Collision modeling, theory and applications. Safety evaluation techniques, challenges, opportunities, influence of confounding factors and regression to the mean bias.

CIV E620 Environmental Engineering Measurements I Course Page

Description: Theory and procedures for determining the quality of natural water, potable water, municipal and industrial wastes. Fundamental parameters and concepts for environmental quality evaluation.

CIV E622 Physical/Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment Course Page

Description: Theory and design of chemical and physical unit processes utilized in the treatment of water and wastewater, sedimentation, flotation, coagulation, precipitation, filtration, disinfection, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, adsorption, and gas transfer.

CIV E623 Industrial Water and Wastewater Management Course Page

Description: Industrial water quantity and quality requirements. Characteristics of wastes, inplant controls, product recovery; effluent characteristics, chemical and toxic properties, pretreatment and treatment design theory and methodology, water reclamation and reuse regulations.

CIV E624 Biological Waste Treatment Processes Course Page

Description: Study of the theoretical and applied aspects of wastewater treatment by activated sludge, fixed and moving biological films, conventional and aerated lagoons, sludge digestion, septic tanks, land treatment, and nutrient removal. Guidelines, regulations and economics. System analysis and design of facilities.

CIV E625 Engineering Management of Water Quality Course Page

Description: Concepts, rationale, theory, institutions and engineering aspects of water quality management. Methods of water quality management; oxygen; chemical and microbial models, natural and induced re-aeration techniques; thermal pollution and ice cover considerations.

CIV E627 Environmental Engineering Measurements II Course Page

Description: Laboratory experiments to present techniques for obtaining data and relationships needed for design of treatment facilities. Introduction to experimental design principles and their application. Statistical analysis of experimental data for data interpretation, presentation and design.

CIV E628 Municipal Solid Waste Management Course Page

Description: Principles of municipal waste management to protect public health, municipal waste streams, waste stream analysis and prediction. Refuse collection, storage and hauling methods, and facilities. Engineering design and operation of solid waste processing, treatment and disposal methods: resource recovery, recycling programs, incineration, composting, landfilling, and novel techniques. Solid waste legislation and policies. Environment impacts, impact management and facility siting of waste facilities.

CIV E631 Engineering Fluid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Navier-Stokes equations and viscous flow. Turbulence and Reynolds equations. Potential flow. Boundary layers. Flow around bodies. Jets and wakes. Related Lab experiments.

CIV E632 Hydraulic Structures Course Page

Description: Hydraulic design of water-handling structures used for extraction, retention, conveyance, control, regulation, energy dissipation, drainage, navigation, flood controls and other civil engineering schemes. Related Lab experiments.

CIV E635 Environmental Fluid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Mixing processes and pollutant transport in rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters, and the atmosphere. Prerequisite: CIV E 631.

CIV E636 Ice Engineering Course Page

Description: Elementary heat transfer analysis. Ice formation processes. Ice hydraulics. Ice mechanics. Interaction of ice and engineering structures.

CIV E641 Advanced Surface Water Hydrology Course Page

Description: Precipitation, evaporation, infiltration. Streamflow and hydrograph analysis. Hydrologic systems. Hydrologic routing. Simulation models. Statistical methods.

CIV E645 Water Resources Planning and Management Course Page

Description: Systems concept on the planning and management of water resources systems. Engineering economics and economic theories. Evaluate and optimize the design and operations of water resources systems using Linear Programming, chance-constrained Linear Programming, Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Dynamic Programming, constrained and unconstrained nonlinear programming. Optimal sizing and operations of reservoir systems and hydropower using HEC5 and urban stormwater management system.

CIV E654 Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Construction Course Page

Description: Prototyping techniques applied to the design and development of systems based on artificial intelligence techniques for use in construction.

CIV E656 Environmental Engineering Assessment and Management Course Page

Description: Review of EIA basics: definitions, cause-effect mechanisms, description of engineered activities and baselines, environmental impact predications, testing and monitoring of effects, project evaluation and decision making for engineering design, and impact management of engineered facilities. Environmental management plans and audits, communication with stakeholders, and review of projects. Prerequisites: CIV E 620 and 622.

CIV E657 Air Pollution Control Course Page

Description: Overview of air quality regulations. Overview of fundamental principles in air quality engineering. Theory and application of processes for gaseous and particulate pollutants control, including incineration, adsorption, absorption, biofiltration, cyclonic separation, electrostatic precipitation, filtration, and scrubbing. Special applications may include the control of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and mobile/automotive emissions.

CIV E660 Advanced Structural Analysis Course Page

Description: Direct stiffness theory and modeling of three dimensional framed structures. Linear and nonlinear stability concepts. Approximate and Direct stiffness formulation of geometric nonlinear problems.

CIV E661 Dynamics of Structures Course Page

Description: Dynamics of single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Time step methods. Modal and response spectrum analysis for earthquake loading. Random vibration analysis. Dynamic wind loading analysis. Dynamics of foundations.

CIV E664 Introduction to Solid Mechanics Course Page

Description: Formulation of basic equations of elasticity in solid mechanics. Cartesian tensor notation. Variational principles.

CIV E665 Introduction to the Finite Element Method Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of the formulation and application of the finite element method to problems of continuum mechanics, with special reference to civil engineering, including problems in solid mechanics and soil mechanics. Prerequisite: CIV E 664 or consent of Instructor.

CIV E670 Behaviour and Design of Steel Members Course Page

Description: Material properties of structural steels and limit states design concepts. Behaviour and design of steel tension and compression members, beams, and beam-columns. Torsion of members with open cross-sections and plate buckling problems. This course is designed to give the student an advanced understanding of the behaviour of individual members that form the steel structure.

CIV E672 Behavior and Design of Concrete Members Course Page

Description: Strength and behavior of simple reinforced concrete members. Relation between results of research and current design specifications. Material properties. Members subjected to flexure, axial compression, combined flexure and axial load, combined flexure and shear, torsion.

CIV E674 Behavior and Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures Course Page

Description: (Offered alternate years.) Principles and methods of prestressing. Service load design and analysis. Behavior and strength design. Losses in prestress and anchorage zone stresses. Continuous beams and slabs. Discussion of design specifications.

CIV E676 Behavior and Design of Masonry Structures Course Page

Description: (Offered alternate years.) Historical developments. Masonry units, mortars and grouts. Behavior, strength and stability of masonry under axial compression. Reinforced masonry in bending and combined axial load and bending. Ductility and joint control. Design application including discussion of code requirements.

CIV E678 Behaviour and Design of Steel Seismic Force Resisting Systems Course Page

Description: General earthquake engineering concepts and associated requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. Pushover analysis of steel frames. Capacity design philosophy. Seismic behaviour and design of moment-resisting frames, concentrically and eccentrically braced frames, and steel plate shear walls.

CIV E680 Engineering Properties of Soils Course Page

Description: Principle of effective stress, clay-water systems, soil compressibility and theories of consolidation. Pore pressure parameters. Strength of granular and cohesive media. Anisotropy of soils. Laboratory measurement of strength and deformation properties. Stress-strain relations.

CIV E681 Seepage and Drainage Course Page

Description: Elements of hydrogeology; regional groundwater flow, borehole logging methods. Theory of groundwater flow through soils and rocks, permeability, Darcy's law, field governing equations and their solution by approximate methods, finite difference and finite element methods, unsaturated flow. Civil engineering applications, seepage in earth structures, design of dewatering systems for excavations and slopes, field testing, grouting.

CIV E682 Environmental Geotechnics Course Page

Description: Environmental laws and regulatory processes; geotechnical characterization for environmental problems; transfer processes; elements of groundwater contaminants, geotechnical aspects of waste management; mine waste; dumps and tailings dams; design of landfills; in-situ characterization; site remediations; geotechnical aspects of nuclear waste storage.

CIV E683 Site Investigation Practice Course Page

Description: Techniques of site investigation for geotechnical engineering, in situ testing, instrumentation for field performance studies, case histories covering both rock and soil applications.

CIV E684 Engineering Geology and Terrain Analysis Course Page

Description: Information sources in engineering geology and terrain analysis, elements of the geology of sediments and glacial geology. Glacial and periglacial land forms. Photogeology and airphoto interpretation applied to geotechnical engineering. Case histories based on specific materials and regional problems.

CIV E690 Advanced Foundation Engineering Course Page

Description: Theories of lateral pressures. Limit equilibrium methods, elasticity methods, semi-empirical methods. Soil anchors. Design of retaining walls and strutted excavations. Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations. Allowable settlement of structures. Analysis of settlement of shallow and deep foundations. Behavior of pile groups. Design problems in foundation engineering.

CIV E692 Tunnelling Course Page

Description: Methods of tunnelling, including excavation methods and support techniques, ground response, in situ and induced stress field, displacement field around deep and near surface tunnels, ground-support interaction, design criteria for tunnels in soil and rock, shaft design, site investigation practice and monitoring of tunnels.

CIV E695 Soil Structures Course Page

Description: Stresses in slopes. Limit equilibrium methods of analysis. Landslides in soil. Design of earth dams and embankments. Case histories of earth and rockfill dams. Dam foundations. Soft ground tunnelling.

CIV E697 Rock Engineering Course Page

Description: Elements of structural geology, analysis of the geometry of rock defects, properties of intact rocks. Properties of rock masses and stresses in rock masses, stability of rock slopes. Rock foundations and underground excavations in rock. Case studies.

CIV E698 Petroleum Geomechanics Course Page

Description: Application geotechnical engineering principles to petroleum engineering problems. Principles of thermo-poroelasticity are reviewed. Borehole stability, hydraulic fracturing, subsidence/heave, sand production, formation damage and reservoir-geomechanical modelling are the major topics for the course. Special attention is given to geomechanical influences on reservoir flow processes. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.

CIV E709 Advanced Topics in Construction Engineering and Management Course Page
No description available for this course.
CIV E719 Advanced Topics in Transportation and Engineering Course Page

Description: Prerequisites: permission of Department or Instructor. In this course various advanced topics on transportation engineering and planning will be taught. Some possible advanced topics are: advanced probability theory, traffic safety, travel survey method, ITS technology, advanced network analysis, travel behaviour analysis, integrated land use and transportation modelling, public transportation planning and designing, freight transportation, transportation logistics and operation research. New topics may be added later by the Instructors.

CIV E728 Water and Wastewater Treatment Course Page

Description: Theory, design and application of new or alternative processes for treatment of water and wastewater, including ozone, chlorine dioxide, ultraviolet radiation, advanced oxidation, membrane and others.

CIV E729 Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering Course Page
No description available for this course.
CIV E739 Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Course Page
No description available for this course.
CIV E749 Advanced Topics in Water Resources Engineering Course Page
No description available for this course.
CIV E779 Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering Course Page
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CIV E799 Advanced Topics in Soil Mechanics Course Page
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CIV E900A Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: An engineering project for students registered in a Masters of Engineering program.

CIV E900B Directed Research Project Course Page

Description: An engineering project for students registered in a Masters of Engineering program.

CIV E910A Directed Research Course Page

Description: An engineering project for students registered in the joint MBA/MEng program.

CIV E910B Directed Research Course Page

Description: An engineering project for students registered in the joint MBA/MEng program.