2017-18 Academic Catalog

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department Head: Dr. Dennis D. Truax
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. James Martin

235 Walker Hall
Box 9546
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Telephone: 662-325-3050
E-mail: grad-coordinator@cee.msstate.edu
Website: http://www.cee.msstate.edu

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers graduate study leading to degrees of Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering with a Civil Engineering concentration. Both the M.S. and Ph.D. are available via the BCoE Graduate Distance Learning (online) program.  Major areas of study are include the following.

  • Construction engineering and management
  • Construction materials engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water resources engineering 

The Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Civil and Environmental Engineering Laboratories include research capabilities in the following areas.

  • Construction materials evaluation
  • Environmental analysis of water and soils
  • Structural systems analysis
  • Geotechnical materials evaluation
  • Structural systems analysis
  • Transportation system modeling
  • Water resources characterization

Space is also available for bench-scale and pilot-scale experimentation. Graduate assistantships are supported through sponsored research, instructional support and teaching assignments, and other departmental resources when available from the University, the Bagley College of Engineering, and the Department.

For information about the graduate program contact: Graduate Coordinator.

Admission Criteria

Prerequisites for regular admission into Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering's graduate program include all of the general requirements of the Office of the Graduate School.  The minimum GPA for admission into the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program is 3.00 on a 4.00 scale as computed for courses that comprise the last two academic years of the qualifying undergraduate degree. Graduates of programs not accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.ABET.org) must submit acceptable GRE scores (verbal and quantitative). International students are required to have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 PBT (79 iBT) or an International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) score of 6.5. Students must possess core competency in the sub-discipline in which they will focus their graduate studies.  Applicants who do not meet the requirements for regular admission may be considered for contingent or provisional admission at the discretion of the department.

Contingent Admission

Applicants meeting University requirements for admission but failing to meet the department’s requirements for regular admission may be considered for contingent admission.  Applicants with a Civil Engineering undergraduate degree or appropriate undergraduate degree in other engineering disciplines, mathematics. or science who have an undergraduate GPA between 2.75 to 3.00 may be admitted on contingent status provided they satisfy the TOEFL/IELTS criteria. Undergraduate remedial courses will be taken for no credit and a grade of B or better is required. To be admitted under a contingent status a GRE score is required. The GRE score must be competitive, as determined by the applicant's sub-discipline selection committee. Students meeting the other requirements but with TOEFL/IELTS scores below the department minimum may be admitted on a contingent status but must satisfy the English as a Second Language (ESL) course requirement(s) as specified in the Graduate Catalog.

Provisional Admission

Applicants failing to meet the GPA undergraduate minimum grade point average (3.00) may be admitted to the degree program on provisional status if approved by the graduate coordinator. The minimum acceptable undergraduate GPA for admission as a provisional student is 2.50 on a 4.00 scale when computed for courses that comprise the last two academic years of the degree program. The provisionally-admitted student is eligible for a change to regular status after receiving a 3.00 GPA on the first 9 hours of graduate courses at Mississippi State University (with no grade lower than a C).  The first 9 hours of graduate courses must be within the student's program of study.  Courses with an S grade, transfer credits, or credits earned while in Unclassified status cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.  If a 3.00 is not attained, the provisional student shall be dismissed from the graduate program. While in the provisional status, a student is not eligible to hold a graduate assistantship.

Academic Performance

A student in the Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate program is expected to maintain satisfactory performance in each class, overall grade point average, and all assignments related to assistantships, if applicable. A student with a U grade is placed on academic probation. A second U grade may lead to dismissal from the program. A student may be dismissed from the program for grades of D, F, or two grades below B.  Failure to maintain a 3.00 grade point average after admission to the program is also basis for dismissal. Dismissal may occur if a student fails to meet satisfactory performance requirements, such as research progress, satisfactory results of written or oral examinations, and thesis or dissertation or research defense.  The student will be advised in writing of their dismissal and justification for the action in a written letter of notification.  To appeal a dismissal from the department’s graduate program, the student must submit within thirty days of the date of the letter of notification a written petition for reconsideration memorandum to the department’s graduate coordinator providing justification as to why the dismissal should be reversed.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Thesis

7000-, 8000-, and/or 9000-level coursework12
Additional graduate coursework12
CE 8000Thesis Research/ Thesis in Civil & Environmental Engineering6
Total Hours30

The student, in coordination with his or her graduate committee, must develop a program of study which may include courses from other engineering disciplines, mathematics, the physical sciences, and business administration. Specifically, the program of study must include:

  • minimum 15 hours of coursework in engineering;
  • minimum 12 hours of coursework in the department with at least 9 hours at the upper graduate level;
  • a minimum of half the coursework on the program of study at  the 8000 level or above; and
  • all graduate core curriculum requirements within the student’s sub-discipline.

The program of study is also limited to:

  • a maximum of 6 hours of coursework in business management;
  • a maximum of 6 hours of CE 7000 as part of the minimum 24 hours of coursework;
  • a maximum of 9 hours of graduate coursework received as an unclassified graduate student; and
  • a maximum of 9 hours of graduate credit transferred from other institutions.

Students are expected to receive grades of B or better in each course used to satisfy the minimum graduate credit coursework requirement.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Non-Thesis

7000-, 8000-, and/or 9000-level coursework15
Additional graduate coursework18
Total Hours33

The student, in coordination with his or her graduate committee, must develop a program of study which may include courses from other engineering disciplines, mathematics, the physical sciences and business administration. Specifically, the program of study must include:

  • a minimum of 18 hours of coursework in the department with at least 12 hours at the upper graduate level;
  • a minimum of 15 hours of coursework on the program of study at  the 8000 level or above; and
  • all graduate core curriculum requirements within the student’s sub-discipline.

The program of study is also limited to:

  • a maximum of 6 hours of coursework in business management;
  • a maximum of 6 hours of CE 7000 as part of the minimum 33 hours of coursework;
  • a maximum of 9 hours of graduate coursework received as an unclassified graduate student; and
  • a maximum of 9 hours of graduate credit transferred from other institutions.

Students are expected to receive grades of B or better in each course used to satisfy the minimum graduate credit coursework requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering with Civil Engineering Concentration

Doctoral students must complete a minimum of the equivalent of three academic years of applicable coursework beyond the bachelor's degree (interpreted as 75 credit hours beyond a bachelor's degree or 45 hours beyond a master's degree). A minimum of 20 hours of dissertation research is included. The doctoral student will be required to conduct research on an approved topic and prepare and successfully defend a dissertation. 

CE 6103 Pavement Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3313; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Analysis design of both flexible and rigid pavement structures

CE 6133 Geometric Design of Highways: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3113; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Highway finance, organization and planning, economic analysis, elements of highway and street design, computer applications to highway engineering

CE 6143 Traffic Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3113, grade of C or better in ST 3123; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Human and vehicular characteristics as they affect highway traffic flow; traffic regulation, accident cause/prevention; improving flow on existing facilities; planning traffic systems

CE 6153 Freight Transportation System Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3113 and consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Definition, taxonomy and emerging issues for multi-modal transportation systems with focus on freight transportation and mathematical models for complex logistics and supply chain systems

CE 6163 Urban Transportation Planning: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3113 and consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. This course will provide an understanding of the nature of travel demand and methods and computer software used to plan for future transportation systems

CE 6183 Waterborne Transportation Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3113; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Navigation vessels and their characteristics. Planning and design of Marine Transportation System facilities including navigation ports, channels and locks

CE 6243 Land Surveys: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CE 2213 or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Methods of surveying and describing property with emphasis on Mississippi's public land surveys

CE 6433 Foundations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3413; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to exploration and engineering evaluation of subsoil and groundwater conditions for selection and design of foundations for structures and earth masses

CE 6483 Geosynthetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3413 or equivalent). Three hour lecture. Understand the behavior of the different types of geosynthetic materials, proper design-by-function and selection of the right material for its intended applications

CE 6513 Engineering Hydrology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Hydrologic processes; rainfall-runoff analysis; groundwater flow; frequency analysis; hydrologic design

CE 6523 Open Channel Hydraulics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Continuity, energy and momentum principles in open channel flow, flow resistance, uniform and non-uniform flow, channel controls and transitions, unsteady flow routing

CE 6533 Computational Methods in Water Resources Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Review of relevant numerical analysis; numerical methods for kinematic wave, St. Venant, Boussinesq and dept-averaged equations; simulation of one and two dimension free-surface flows

CE 6543 Advanced Reinforced Concrete: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4973; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Two-way slab systems, shear walls, retaining walls, bi-axial bending of columns, torsion, brackets and corbels. Introduction to prestressed concrete

CE 6563 Sedimentation Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4523; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Processes by which cohesive and non-cohesive sediments are transported in overland flow and in rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and coastlines. Deposition and erosion rates. Design criteria

CE 6583 Stream Reconnaissance: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Stream channel form and sedimentary features. Understanding how water flows into trough streams and channel form and function. Hydrologic, hydraulic and geomorphic channel evolution processes

CE 6703 Construction Engineering and Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 3913, Senior standing or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Construction contracts and law, cost estimating, and project scheduling

CE 6733 Construction Engineering Equipment and Methods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 3913, Senior standing or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Aspects of planning, operation and management of civil engineering support equipment, site logistics, equipment cost engineering, power systems and environmental considerations of equipment use

CE 6743 Analysis and Mitigation of Conflicts, Claims and Disputes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hour lecture. Overview of the different techniques used to analyze and mitigate conflicts, claims, and disputes (C2D) in civil engineering projects

CE 6753 Construction Cost Estimating: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior Standing). Three hour lecture. Overview of cost estimates, total cost of a project, direct and indirect costs, labor and equipment cost analysis, materials management, overhead; contingency; and profit, bonds and insurance in construction engineering projects

CE 6763 Construction Risk Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior Standing). Three hour lecture. Overview of Introduction to the concept of risk: Risk, uncertainty, probability, components of a risk event (source, impact etc.), risk reward structure, risk attitude in construction engineering projects

CE 6843 Environmental Engineering Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3823 or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to advanced theoretical concepts in sanitary engineering analysis with special emphasis on inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry

CE 6863 Water and Wastewater Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3823 with grade of C or better; or consent of major advisor). Three hour lecture. Evaluation of municipal water and wastewater characteristics and flows; application of various unit processes/unit operations for the treatment of municipal water and wastewater

CE 6873 Water and Wastewater Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3803). Two hours lecture. One hour laboratory. Evaluation of municipal water and waste-water characteristics and flows; application of various unit processes/unit operations for the treatment of municipal water and wastewater

CE 6883 Engineered Environmental Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3503 & CE 3823 with grade of C or better; or consent of major advisor). Three hour lecture. Evaluation and characterization of storm water quality; selection, design and application of various treatment technologies; surface water quality management and modeling; and sustainable engineering

CE 6893 Hazardous Waste Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3823; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Examination of state-of-the-art technologies available for the handling treatment; storage; and disposal of hazardous waste materials

CE 6913 Matrix of Analysis of Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603, or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Matrix formulation and computer analysis of structures. Linear stiffness analysis of truss and frames structures

CE 6923 Structural Dynamics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603, or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Response of a single and multi-degree of freedom structures to dynamic loading: free vibration, harmonic excitation, pulses, and earthquakes

CE 6963 Design of Steel Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4953). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis and design of steel structures using the AISC specifications. Focus on beams and columns

CE 6973 Design of Concrete Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis, design, and study of concrete structures using the ACI specifications. Focus on beams and columns

CE 6983 Engineering of Wood Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis and design of wood structures using the appropriate specifications. Focus on beams and columns

CE 6990 Special Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CE 6993 Prestressed Concrete Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4973; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures using ACI specifications. Focus on beams

CE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CE 8133 Traffic Flow Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. An analysis of the engineering and mathematical principles of traffic flow

CE 8143 Traffic Simulation and Advanced Traffic Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Introduction of traffic control concepts. Understanding of existing traffic control systems. In-depth knowledge of traffic simulation

CE 8163 Public Transportation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Principles of efficient management, and planning of public transportation systems: capabilities and limitations, optimal scale and layout, design and operation of transit systems

CE 8203 Finite Element Modeling in CEE: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Modern finite element methods for continuum mechanical models relevant to civil and environmental engineering, including surface and subsurface fluid flow, mass transport, and solid mechanics

CE 8303 Material Characterization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Characterization of advanced material behaviors for pavement subgrades, bases and surface courses, Stree dependency, viscoelasticity, repeated load moduli, and stabilization are central behaviors of interest

CE 8313 Materials Science and Durability of Concrete: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Materials science of concrete and cement-based materials with a focus on materials specification and testing as well as identifying mechanisms of material degradation

CE 8333 Pavement Performance and Rehabilitation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Field methods for evaluating pavement performance including surveys, profiling, and frictional resistance. Impulse deflection testing of structural integrity. Pavement preservation and rehabilitation techniques

CE 8343 Advanced Pavement Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Properties, behavior and performance of highway and airfield paving materials; principally asphalt and concrete. Quality control and assurance. Constitute material properties and specifications

CE 8413 Advanced Geotechnical Site Characterization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering site characterization and special techniques for large projects involving difficult complex geological soils

CE 8423 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Dynamic soil properties, seismic site response analysis, and evaluation of soil liquefication, seismic stability of dams and embankments, seismic aspects of foundation design

CE 8433 Advanced Foundations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. A continuation of CE 3433 with emphasis on unusual soil conditions and foundations

CE 8443 Soil Behavior: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Review of methods of testing to define response; rationale for choosing shear strength and deformation parameters for soils for design applications

CE 8453 Physical Properties of Soils: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A study of the physical properties of soil masses as related to foundation engineering

CE 8463 Slopes & Embankments: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Analysis and design of geotechnical systems placed on an angle from the horizontal

CE 8473 Theoretical Soil Mechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor). Three hours lecture. Modern interpretation of soil behavior for engineering applications. Extrapolation of actual conditions from standard testing results

CE 8503 Data Analysis for CEE: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Analysis and interpretation of civil and environmental engineering data. Empirical, analytic, and statistical decomposition of spatial and temporal data to determine meaning

CE 8533 Hydromechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Mechanics of incompressible unsteady, turbulent flows. Equations of motion, hydrodynamic forces on structures, introduction to turbulence

CE 8543 Tidal Hydraulics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Hydrodynamics and transport in tidal bays and estuaries. Unsteady, non-uniform stratified flows, tides, waves, currents, circulation, salinity intrusion, and sedimentation, and engineering analysis and works

CE 8553 Rivers, Estuaries and Coasts: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Basic introduction to the physical processes in river, estuaries, and coastal zones. Engineered solutions to common problems concerning flow and sedimentation

CE 8563 Groundwater Resource Evaluation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Groundwater movement; Darcy's law; equations of groundwater flow; confined and unconfined flow; wells and well field analysis; groundwater quality; aquifer management

CE 8573 Hydro-environmental Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Environmental engineering aspects of physical/chemical/ biological processes impacting conventional and toxic materials in surface waters. Characteristics of rivers/streams, lakes and estuaries related to environmental quality

CE 8593 Environmental Hydrology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Discuss hydrologic cycle and its effects on water quality; principles and models for pollutant transport and transformations in surface runoff, in-stream, unsaturated soil, and groundwater

CE 8603 Mat Struct Analysis II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Advanced topics in matrix structural analysis using the direct stiffness method

CE 8623 Theory of Plates and Shells: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Equations of equilibrium for plates, slabs, and shells

CE 8653 Computational Inelasticity: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hour lecture. Computational methods and finite elements applied to inelastic deformations of solids; deformation continuum plasticity, viscoplasticity and viscoelasticity; with application to metals, soils, concrete, and polymers

CE 8673 Blast Effects and Structures Responses: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Fundamental blast phenomena. Blast loadings on structures and effects on occupants. Design and analysis of structural elements and systems subjected to blast

CE 8683 Finite Element Analysis in Structural Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Energy and elasticity principles. Development of planar three-dimensional and curved elements. Applications to plates and shells. Use of computer programs

CE 8713 Green Building Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hour lecture. Understanding negative impacts of construction on the societal sustainability and using life-cycle assessment, systems analysis and economic valuation for mitigation

CE 8803 Unit Processes and Operations in Environmental Engineering I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Theory and application of physical and chemical unit processes and operations available for the treatment of water and wastewater

CE 8823 Unit Processes and Operations in Environmental Engineering II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Theory and application of biological processes available for the treatment of wastewater

CE 8863 Solid Waste Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Define and characterize non-hazardous solid wastes and how to minimize, handle, transport, store, recycle and dispose of these materials

CE 8923 Surface Water Quality Modeling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Development of the mathematical formulations describing the distribution of concentration of conservative and nonconservative pollutants describing the distribution of concentration of conservative in natural waters

CE 8933 Surface Water Quality Modeling II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Advanced topics related to surface water quality modeling. Overview of the present state-of-the-art of modeling, analysis eutrophication, toxic materials (organic chemicals and metals) and review of recent trends

CE 8953 Fine Sediment Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Fine sediment processes in transport, deposition, and erosion by water. Fluid-particle interactions, flocculation process in clay sediments, lutocline, formations and fluid mud, bed formation processes

CE 8963 Hydraulics of Closed Conduits: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Analysis of steady, quasi-steady, time-dependent, and transient conduit flow; flow resistance; system components; distribution systems; compute applications to closed conduits

CE 8990 Special Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CE 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CE 6103 Pavement Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3313; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Analysis design of both flexible and rigid pavement structures

CE 6133 Geometric Design of Highways: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3113; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Highway finance, organization and planning, economic analysis, elements of highway and street design, computer applications to highway engineering

CE 6143 Traffic Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3113, grade of C or better in ST 3123; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Human and vehicular characteristics as they affect highway traffic flow; traffic regulation, accident cause/prevention; improving flow on existing facilities; planning traffic systems

CE 6153 Freight Transportation System Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3113 and consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Definition, taxonomy and emerging issues for multi-modal transportation systems with focus on freight transportation and mathematical models for complex logistics and supply chain systems

CE 6163 Urban Transportation Planning: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3113 and consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. This course will provide an understanding of the nature of travel demand and methods and computer software used to plan for future transportation systems

CE 6183 Waterborne Transportation Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3113; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Navigation vessels and their characteristics. Planning and design of Marine Transportation System facilities including navigation ports, channels and locks

CE 6243 Land Surveys: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in CE 2213 or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Methods of surveying and describing property with emphasis on Mississippi's public land surveys

CE 6433 Foundations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3413; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to exploration and engineering evaluation of subsoil and groundwater conditions for selection and design of foundations for structures and earth masses

CE 6483 Geosynthetics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3413 or equivalent). Three hour lecture. Understand the behavior of the different types of geosynthetic materials, proper design-by-function and selection of the right material for its intended applications

CE 6513 Engineering Hydrology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Hydrologic processes; rainfall-runoff analysis; groundwater flow; frequency analysis; hydrologic design

CE 6523 Open Channel Hydraulics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Continuity, energy and momentum principles in open channel flow, flow resistance, uniform and non-uniform flow, channel controls and transitions, unsteady flow routing

CE 6533 Computational Methods in Water Resources Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Review of relevant numerical analysis; numerical methods for kinematic wave, St. Venant, Boussinesq and dept-averaged equations; simulation of one and two dimension free-surface flows

CE 6543 Advanced Reinforced Concrete: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4973; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Two-way slab systems, shear walls, retaining walls, bi-axial bending of columns, torsion, brackets and corbels. Introduction to prestressed concrete

CE 6563 Sedimentation Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4523; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Processes by which cohesive and non-cohesive sediments are transported in overland flow and in rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and coastlines. Deposition and erosion rates. Design criteria

CE 6583 Stream Reconnaissance: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3503; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Stream channel form and sedimentary features. Understanding how water flows into trough streams and channel form and function. Hydrologic, hydraulic and geomorphic channel evolution processes

CE 6703 Construction Engineering and Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 3913, Senior standing or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Construction contracts and law, cost estimating, and project scheduling

CE 6733 Construction Engineering Equipment and Methods: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 3913, Senior standing or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Aspects of planning, operation and management of civil engineering support equipment, site logistics, equipment cost engineering, power systems and environmental considerations of equipment use

CE 6743 Analysis and Mitigation of Conflicts, Claims and Disputes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hour lecture. Overview of the different techniques used to analyze and mitigate conflicts, claims, and disputes (C2D) in civil engineering projects

CE 6753 Construction Cost Estimating: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior Standing). Three hour lecture. Overview of cost estimates, total cost of a project, direct and indirect costs, labor and equipment cost analysis, materials management, overhead; contingency; and profit, bonds and insurance in construction engineering projects

CE 6763 Construction Risk Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior Standing). Three hour lecture. Overview of Introduction to the concept of risk: Risk, uncertainty, probability, components of a risk event (source, impact etc.), risk reward structure, risk attitude in construction engineering projects

CE 6843 Environmental Engineering Chemistry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3823 or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Introduction to advanced theoretical concepts in sanitary engineering analysis with special emphasis on inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry

CE 6863 Water and Wastewater Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3823 with grade of C or better; or consent of major advisor). Three hour lecture. Evaluation of municipal water and wastewater characteristics and flows; application of various unit processes/unit operations for the treatment of municipal water and wastewater

CE 6873 Water and Wastewater Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3803). Two hours lecture. One hour laboratory. Evaluation of municipal water and waste-water characteristics and flows; application of various unit processes/unit operations for the treatment of municipal water and wastewater

CE 6883 Engineered Environmental Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3503 & CE 3823 with grade of C or better; or consent of major advisor). Three hour lecture. Evaluation and characterization of storm water quality; selection, design and application of various treatment technologies; surface water quality management and modeling; and sustainable engineering

CE 6893 Hazardous Waste Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3823; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Examination of state-of-the-art technologies available for the handling treatment; storage; and disposal of hazardous waste materials

CE 6913 Matrix of Analysis of Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603, or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Matrix formulation and computer analysis of structures. Linear stiffness analysis of truss and frames structures

CE 6923 Structural Dynamics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603, or consent of instructor; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Response of a single and multi-degree of freedom structures to dynamic loading: free vibration, harmonic excitation, pulses, and earthquakes

CE 6963 Design of Steel Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4953). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis and design of steel structures using the AISC specifications. Focus on beams and columns

CE 6973 Design of Concrete Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis, design, and study of concrete structures using the ACI specifications. Focus on beams and columns

CE 6983 Engineering of Wood Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3603; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis and design of wood structures using the appropriate specifications. Focus on beams and columns

CE 6990 Special Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CE 6993 Prestressed Concrete Structures: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 4973; or consent of major advisor). Three hours lecture. Loads on structures. Analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures using ACI specifications. Focus on beams

CE 7000 Directed Individual Study in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CE 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CE 8133 Traffic Flow Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. An analysis of the engineering and mathematical principles of traffic flow

CE 8143 Traffic Simulation and Advanced Traffic Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Introduction of traffic control concepts. Understanding of existing traffic control systems. In-depth knowledge of traffic simulation

CE 8163 Public Transportation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Principles of efficient management, and planning of public transportation systems: capabilities and limitations, optimal scale and layout, design and operation of transit systems

CE 8203 Finite Element Modeling in CEE: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Modern finite element methods for continuum mechanical models relevant to civil and environmental engineering, including surface and subsurface fluid flow, mass transport, and solid mechanics

CE 8303 Material Characterization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Characterization of advanced material behaviors for pavement subgrades, bases and surface courses, Stree dependency, viscoelasticity, repeated load moduli, and stabilization are central behaviors of interest

CE 8313 Materials Science and Durability of Concrete: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Materials science of concrete and cement-based materials with a focus on materials specification and testing as well as identifying mechanisms of material degradation

CE 8333 Pavement Performance and Rehabilitation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Field methods for evaluating pavement performance including surveys, profiling, and frictional resistance. Impulse deflection testing of structural integrity. Pavement preservation and rehabilitation techniques

CE 8343 Advanced Pavement Materials: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Properties, behavior and performance of highway and airfield paving materials; principally asphalt and concrete. Quality control and assurance. Constitute material properties and specifications

CE 8413 Advanced Geotechnical Site Characterization: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering site characterization and special techniques for large projects involving difficult complex geological soils

CE 8423 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Dynamic soil properties, seismic site response analysis, and evaluation of soil liquefication, seismic stability of dams and embankments, seismic aspects of foundation design

CE 8433 Advanced Foundations: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. A continuation of CE 3433 with emphasis on unusual soil conditions and foundations

CE 8443 Soil Behavior: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Review of methods of testing to define response; rationale for choosing shear strength and deformation parameters for soils for design applications

CE 8453 Physical Properties of Soils: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. A study of the physical properties of soil masses as related to foundation engineering

CE 8463 Slopes & Embankments: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Analysis and design of geotechnical systems placed on an angle from the horizontal

CE 8473 Theoretical Soil Mechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Advisor). Three hours lecture. Modern interpretation of soil behavior for engineering applications. Extrapolation of actual conditions from standard testing results

CE 8503 Data Analysis for CEE: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Analysis and interpretation of civil and environmental engineering data. Empirical, analytic, and statistical decomposition of spatial and temporal data to determine meaning

CE 8533 Hydromechanics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Mechanics of incompressible unsteady, turbulent flows. Equations of motion, hydrodynamic forces on structures, introduction to turbulence

CE 8543 Tidal Hydraulics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Hydrodynamics and transport in tidal bays and estuaries. Unsteady, non-uniform stratified flows, tides, waves, currents, circulation, salinity intrusion, and sedimentation, and engineering analysis and works

CE 8553 Rivers, Estuaries and Coasts: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Basic introduction to the physical processes in river, estuaries, and coastal zones. Engineered solutions to common problems concerning flow and sedimentation

CE 8563 Groundwater Resource Evaluation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Groundwater movement; Darcy's law; equations of groundwater flow; confined and unconfined flow; wells and well field analysis; groundwater quality; aquifer management

CE 8573 Hydro-environmental Analysis: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Environmental engineering aspects of physical/chemical/ biological processes impacting conventional and toxic materials in surface waters. Characteristics of rivers/streams, lakes and estuaries related to environmental quality

CE 8593 Environmental Hydrology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Discuss hydrologic cycle and its effects on water quality; principles and models for pollutant transport and transformations in surface runoff, in-stream, unsaturated soil, and groundwater

CE 8603 Mat Struct Analysis II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Advanced topics in matrix structural analysis using the direct stiffness method

CE 8623 Theory of Plates and Shells: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Equations of equilibrium for plates, slabs, and shells

CE 8653 Computational Inelasticity: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hour lecture. Computational methods and finite elements applied to inelastic deformations of solids; deformation continuum plasticity, viscoplasticity and viscoelasticity; with application to metals, soils, concrete, and polymers

CE 8673 Blast Effects and Structures Responses: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Fundamental blast phenomena. Blast loadings on structures and effects on occupants. Design and analysis of structural elements and systems subjected to blast

CE 8683 Finite Element Analysis in Structural Engineering: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Energy and elasticity principles. Development of planar three-dimensional and curved elements. Applications to plates and shells. Use of computer programs

CE 8713 Green Building Systems: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hour lecture. Understanding negative impacts of construction on the societal sustainability and using life-cycle assessment, systems analysis and economic valuation for mitigation

CE 8803 Unit Processes and Operations in Environmental Engineering I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Theory and application of physical and chemical unit processes and operations available for the treatment of water and wastewater

CE 8823 Unit Processes and Operations in Environmental Engineering II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Theory and application of biological processes available for the treatment of wastewater

CE 8863 Solid Waste Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Define and characterize non-hazardous solid wastes and how to minimize, handle, transport, store, recycle and dispose of these materials

CE 8923 Surface Water Quality Modeling: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Development of the mathematical formulations describing the distribution of concentration of conservative and nonconservative pollutants describing the distribution of concentration of conservative in natural waters

CE 8933 Surface Water Quality Modeling II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor.) Three hours lecture. Advanced topics related to surface water quality modeling. Overview of the present state-of-the-art of modeling, analysis eutrophication, toxic materials (organic chemicals and metals) and review of recent trends

CE 8953 Fine Sediment Processes: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Fine sediment processes in transport, deposition, and erosion by water. Fluid-particle interactions, flocculation process in clay sediments, lutocline, formations and fluid mud, bed formation processes

CE 8963 Hydraulics of Closed Conduits: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Major Advisor). Three hours lecture. Analysis of steady, quasi-steady, time-dependent, and transient conduit flow; flow resistance; system components; distribution systems; compute applications to closed conduits

CE 8990 Special Topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CE 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Civil & Environmental Engineering: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged