2022-23 Academic Catalog

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department Head: Dr. Isaac Howard (Interim)
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Farshid Vahedifard

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

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers programs of study leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) with specializations in the following areas:

  • 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
  • Soil Mechanics Evaluation
  • Structural Systems Analysis
  • Transportation System Modeling
  • Water Resources Characterization

The basic requirements for graduate studies and degrees are established by Mississippi State University (MSU) and are found in the Graduate Bulletin. Additional requirements and procedures established by the CEE Faculty are described below. Where there is a conflict, the Bulletin takes precedence. For information about the graduate program contact: Graduate Coordinator.

Review of Applications

Applications for the on-campus Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering degree program, and all campuses for the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering with a Civil Engineering Concentration (Ph.D.) degree program are reviewed three times a year, March 15 for Fall semester admission, September 15 for Spring semester admission, and January 15 for Summer semester admission. Applications for the off-campus M.S. degree program may be considered for review up to two months after the above deadlines.

Admission Criteria

Applicants are admitted to graduate study in the CEE upon approval of the Graduate School, the Departmental Graduate Coordinator, and the Department's Graduate Faculty. Admission is based on the criteria listed below.

Admission requires that the applicant be accepted by a faculty member in their sub-discipline area who is willing to serve as their major professor. Applicants are encouraged to appropriate faculty after completion of the application.

GRE scores are required for all applicants who do not have an EAC/ABET-accredited civil, construction, or environmental engineering degree. There is not a minimum required GRE score for admission as the admission decision is not based on any one single factor. However, the score should be competitive, and successful applicants to the CEE graduate program typically have a GRE score of 157 or higher on the Quantitative Reasoning section of the exam. (Note: GRE test scores are only valid for five years.)

Regular Admission

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.  Regular admission requires that the applicant have a Bachelor of Science (B.S., Master of Science (M.S.), or Master of Engineering (M.E.) in Civil Engineering. The qualifying degree program must provide the applicant with the core competencies of the sub-discipline in which the applicant wishes to focus their graduate studies. The minimum GPA for regular admission into the CEE 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. For applicants required to demonstrate English proficiency, they must obtain a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 79 iBT.  As an alternative, an international student may take the IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) exam on which they must obtain a minimum score of 6.5.  

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 who have undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering-related disciplines may be admitted on contingent status. The minimum GPA required for contingent admission to the CEE graduate program is 2.75 (A=4.00).  For applicants required to demonstrate English proficiency, they must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 69 iBT. As an alternative, an international student may take the IELTS exam on which they must obtain a minimum score of 6.0. If the applicant tails to achieve the minimum score for regular admission, satisfactory completion of an "English as a Second Language" (ESL) course, ESL 5323, will be required. Those receiving contingent admission are eligible to receive Graduate Teaching and Graduate Research  Assistantships. Within the first award enrollment period, the student must satisfy the requirements to obtain regular admission status. An assistantship award will be terminated if these requirements are not met. To be removed from contingent status, the student must successfully complete the specified requirements defined by their graduate committee with a grade of B or better for each course. Upon completion of the specified requirements, removal of the student from the contingent status will be documented in the Department through a letter by the major advisor co-signed by the Department Graduate Coordinator. This letter will be placed in the student's file, and OGS is made aware of the change of status. 

Provisional Admission

Applicants failing to meet the requirements for regular or contingent admission may be considered for provisional admission. Applicants who have undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering-related disciplines may be admitted on provisional status. The minimum GPA required for provisional admission to the CEE graduate program is 2.50 (A=4.00). For applicants required to demonstrate English proficiency, they must obtain a minimum TOEFL score of 53 iBT. As an alternative, an international student may take the IELTS exam on which they must obtain a minimum score of 4.5 If the applicant achieves a TOEFL score of 61 or above, or IELTS score of 5.5 or above, satisfactory completion of two ESL courses, ESL 5120 and ESL 5323, will be required. If not, satisfactory completion of ESL 5110, 5120, and ESL 5323 will be required. To be removed provisional status, the student must complete their ESL requirement and earn a 3.00 GPA or higher on the first nine graduate credit hours taken after admission to the CEE graduate program and apply to their Program of Stud. Transfer credits cannot be used to satisfy theis requirement. Upon completion of the specified requirements, removal of the student from the provisional status will be reported to OS through a letter by the major advisor so-signed by the Department Graduate Coordinator While in the provisional status, a student is not eligible to hold a graduate assistantship.

Academic Performance

The graduate student has primary responsibility for understanding, and fully complying with, all MSU and CEE graduate policies regarding degree requirements and performance expectations relative to complete assignments as applicable to their graduate. It is also their responsibility to inquire and resolve any questions they may have regarding these same policies and performance expectations. Students cannot graduate while on provisional status, contingent status, or academic probation.

Academic Probation

Once admitted to the CEE graduate program, a student who fails to maintain a satisfactory academic record in terms of GPA, research progress (as applicable), and examinations will be considered to be on academic probation. At the end of each semester, CEE will evaluate the records of all CEE graduate students. A student not meeting graduation requirements may be placed on probation if any of the following conditions exist. Remediation of the deficiency and removal from probation requires action as defined below.

Deficiency Resulting in Probation and  Remedial Action Required for Removal from Probation:

Deficiency: The overall GPA on all graduate credit hours completed drops below 3.00.
Remedial Action: Achieve an overall GPA of 3.00 or above on all graduate credit hours completed within the next 9 credit hours completed.

Deficiency: Obtaining a grade below C on a course on the Program of Study.
Remedial Action: Earn a grade of B or above on the course in which the lower grade was received or the course replacing it on the Program of Study.

Deficiency: Obtaining a grade of "U" in a research course (i.e., CE 8000 or CE 9000).
Remedial Action: Earn a grade of "S" the next time research course hours (i.e., CE 8000 or CE 9000) are taken by complying with the remedial actions set forth by the major professor.

Deficiency: Failing to pass an examination administered by the graduate committee (i.e., thesis defense, comprehensive exam, qualifying exam, preliminary exam, or dissertation defense)
Remedial Action: Retake and pass the examination within the timeframe set forth by the graduate committee at the time it was failed.

The student will be advised in writing of their academic probation and remedial actions that they need to take to be removed from probation.

Dismissal

At the end of each semester, CEE will evaluate the records of all CEE graduate students. A student may be dismissed from the CEE graduate program if:

  • they were admitted contingent status due to deficiencies in prerequisite coursework and fails to make satisfactory progress toward completion of prerequisites.
  • they were admitted on provisional status and makes less than a B in completion of the first nine hours of graduate studies.
  • they were on academic probation and unable to meet all requirements for good academic standing by the completion of the next nine hours of progress toward the degree.
  • The student makes a grade of D or F in a graduate or undergraduate course attempted while in the CEE graduation program.
  • A student making a second U grade.
  • A student fails to achieve satisfactory results following the second attempt of any examination administered by the graduate committee.

Reapplying

Graduate students who have not registered for courses during three consecutive regular semesters (i.e., fall and spring semesters) will need to submit a new application to the Graduate School and be readmitted before they resume graduate studies.

Master's students may elect either the thesis or non-thesis option.  The minimum credit hours that must be satisfactorily completed for either option are tabulated below.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Thesis

Graduate-level coursework 1, 2, 3, 4, 524
CE courses (12 hours including a minimum of 9 at the Full Graduate-level)
Engineering courses (a minimum of 15 hours )
CE 8000Thesis Research/ Thesis in Civil & Environmental Engineering6
Total Hours30
1

A minimum of 12 hours on the Program of Study at the full-graduate level is required (courses numbered 7000 and 8000).

2

A maximum of 6 graduate hours in Business can be approved.

3

A maximum of 6 hours at the 7000-level can be approved.

4

A maximum of 9 hours taken as an Unclassified graduate student can be approved.

5

A total of 12 graduate hours may be transferred from another university.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering - Non-Thesis

Graduate-level coursework 1, 2, 3, 4,533
CE courses (18 hours including a minimum of 12 at the full graduate-level)
Engineering courses ( a minimum of 18 hours)
Total Hours33
1

A minimum of 15 hours on the Program of Study at the full graduate-level is required (courses numbered 7000 and 8000).

2

A maximum of 6 graduate hours in Business can be approved.

3

A maximum of 6 hours at the 7000-level can be approved.

4

A maximum of 9 hours taken as an Unclassified graduate student can be approved.

5

A total of 12 graduate hours may be transferred from another university.

1. Students cannot graduate while on provisional status, contingent status, or academic probation.

2. A graduate student cannot graduate with more than 6 credit hours of C grades earned for all courses since admission to the program, including those outside the program of study.

3. A student cannot graduate with an Incomplete ("I") grade, regardless of whether it is on the program of study or not. The Incomplete grade must be rectified so that a grade can be assigned and an overall GPA determined for graduation eligibility.

4. Students electing the thesis-option M.S. are expected to prepare at least one manuscript acceptable to the major professor submission to peer-reviewed journals or conferences.

5. Thesis students are expected to successfully pass their thesis defense as administered by their graduate committee.

6. Non-thesis students must successfully pass a comprehensive (exit) examination administered by the graduate committee following the procedure set forth in the CEE Graduate Studies Policy.

7. The time limit on credits earned that can be accepted toward fulfilling the requirements for a Master of Science degree follows the requirements set forth in MSU's Graduate Catalog.

8. Transferred credits are those earned at another university. Shared credits are defined as those credits earned in another graduate program at MSU that are now being applied to an additional graduate degree program at MSU. As approved by the student's committee, a maximum of 12 credit hours of the coursework requirement can be met with transfer credits. Transferred credits shall not be previously used to satisfy the requirements of an earned degree. Also, with committee approval, up to 12 credit hours of the program may be shared between degree programs at the same level. The total of shared and transfer credit applied to the coursework requirement cannot exceed 12 credit hours. Students who transition from an Unclassified Admission status into the degree program may apply up to nine hours taken while Unclassified regardless of whether they are transferring or sharing credits.

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering with Civil Engineering Concentration

1. Students cannot graduate while on provisional status, contingent status, or academic probation.

2. For students with an acceptable M.S. degree, a minimum of 24 hours of coursework approved by their committee and a minimum of 20 hours of research (CE 9000) are required.

3. For students admitted without an acceptable M.S. degree (i.e., Direct Admission Ph.D. students), there are three degree requirements options as outlined here:

  1. Awarded a Ph.D. and a Non-Thesis Option M.S. by completing a required minimum 57 hours of credit coursework and 20 dissertation hours (CE 9000) for a total of 77 minimum credit hours. The student needs to submit a separate application and be admitted for dual enrollment in the M.S. program at least one semester before earning the M.S. degree.
  2. Awarded a Ph.D. and a Thesis-Option M.S. by completing a required minimum of 48 credit coursework, 6 thesis hours (CE 8000), and 20 dissertation hours (CE 9000) for a total of 74 minimum credit hours. The student needs to submit a separate application and be admitted for dual enrollment in the M.S. program at least one semester before earning the M.S. degree. 
  3. Awarded Ph.D. by completing a required minimum of 48 hours of credit coursework and 20 dissertation hours (CE 9000) for a total of 68 minimum credit hours.

In addition, of the courses completed, the following minimums are required:

  • 12 hours in CE courses, 9 of which are at the full graduate-level (courses numbered 7000 and 8000).
  • 12 hours at the full graduate-level, and
  • 15 hours in Engineering.

4. A graduate student cannot graduate with more than 6 credit hours of C grades earned for all courses since admission to the program, including those outside the Program of Study.

5. A student cannot graduate with an Incomplete ("I") grade, regardless of whether it is on the program of study or not. The Incomplete grade must be rectified so that a grade can be assigned and an overall GA determined for graduation eligibility.

6. Students are required to pass three examinations:

  • Qualifying Exam (Entrance Exam) - This examination is taken before complete of 9 credit hours of coursework beyond M.S. (30 credit hours of coursework for Direct Admission Ph.D. students) after admission to the program. The examination will be in a format specified by the student's major professor. The student's major professor may require that the exam be taken earlier, given reasonable notice. The student must be enrolled during the semester in which the exam is taken.
  • Written Preliminary Exam - This examination is taken after the student completes, or is within 6 credit hours of completing, the coursework on the Program of Study approved by the graduate committee at the time of the examination. The examination will be in a format specified by the student's graduate committee.
  • Oral Comprehensive Exam - This examination is taken after the Written Preliminary Exam. After successfully passing the Written Preliminary and Oral Comprehensive Exams, the student becomes a Ph.D. Candidate. The examination will be in a format specified by the student's graduate committee.

7. The student is required to produce and defend a dissertation. The student must submit a draft dissertation to the graduate committee at least two weeks before its defense. The student must subsequently defend the dissertation, acceptably address all comments and required changes in the document, and submit a final dissertation acceptable to the graduate committee, MSU Library, and the Office of the Graduate School.

8. From the work completed during Ph.D. studies, students are required to prepare at least two manuscripts suitable for submission to peer-reviewed journals and acceptable to the major professor.

9. The time limit on credits earned that can be accepted toward fulfilling the requirements for a Ph.D. follows the requirements set forth in MSU's Graduate Catalog.

10. Transferred credits are those earned at another university. Shared credits are defined as those credits earned in another graduate program at MSU that are now being applied to an additional graduate degree program at MSU. As approved by the student's committee, a maximum of 50% of the coursework requirement can be met with transfer credits. Transferred credits shall not be previously used to satisfy the requirements of an earned degree. Also, with committee approval, up to 50% of the required credit hours of the program may be shared from a previous doctoral degree program. The total of shared and transfer credits applied to the coursework requirement cannot exceed 50% of the requirement. Students who transition from an Unclassified Admission status into the degree program may apply up to nine hours taken while Unclassified regardless of whether they are transferring or sharing credits. Dissertation research credit hours cannot be transferred unless there is an MOU in place governing the student's situation.

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 6173 Travel Behavior Modeling and Forecasting: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3113 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. This course gives an overview of travel behavior and demand analysis and forecasting, with primary attention to the statistical and behavioral choice model research techniques used to study and forecast travel demand

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 6173 Travel Behavior Modeling and Forecasting: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: CE 3113 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. This course gives an overview of travel behavior and demand analysis and forecasting, with primary attention to the statistical and behavioral choice model research techniques used to study and forecast travel demand

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