Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Courses

Some courses may not be offered every year. Check with the college or department office for current information about when specific courses are offered.  

 

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CENE  502 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT PROCESSES      (3)

Development of the balance laws for chemical species and application of these laws to describe mass transport processes in engineered and natural environmental systems.  Co-convenes with CENE 480.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: ME 395 and admission to Egr-Civil Egr (MEng) or Egr-CompSci & Egr (MEng) or Egr-ElectEgr (MEng) or Egr-EnvEgr (MEng) or Egr-IndProgStdy (MEng) or Egr-MechEgr (MEng) or Egr (MEng) or Engineering (MS) or Master of Engineering TriU or Non-Degr

 

CENE  540 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION:  TODAY AND TOMORROW      (3)

Explores current legal and regulatory strategies for environmental protection. Examines innovative approaches to environmental management. Group and class projects.  Co-convenes with CENE 440.  Prerequisite: CENE 150 or ENV 230 or FOR 222. Prerequisite:  Admission to Egr-Civil Egr (MEng) or Egr-CompSci & Egr (MEng) or Egr-ElectEgr (MEng) or Egr-EnvEgr (MEng) or Egr-IndProgStdy (MEng) or Egr-MechEgr (MEng) or Egr (MEng) or Master of Engineering TriU or Engineering (MS) or Non-Degree Gradua

 

CENE  541 TRAFFIC STUDIES AND SIGNAL SYSTEMS      (3)

Basic traffic engineering concepts, studies, and solutions, including driver-roadway-vehicle system characteristics, traffic studies, capacity analysis, and traffic control devices.  Lab introduces traffic engineering studies and signal system operations, including computer applications.  2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Co-convenes with CENE 420.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite: CENE 225 and admission to Egr-Civil Egr (MEng) or Egr-CompSci & Egr (MEng) or Egr-ElectEgr (MEng) or Egr-EnvEgr (MEng) or Egr-IndProgStdy (MEng) or Egr-MechEgr (MEng) or Egr (MEng) or Engineering (MS) or Master of Engineering TriU or Non-De

 

CENE  543 URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING      (3)

Examines techniques and methodology of transportation planning applications, emphasizing interrelationship of land use and trips.  Lab overviews different methodological approaches, with detailed study of travel demand forecasting models.  Cross-listed with PL 543.  2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required.  Prerequisite: 3 hours CENE or PL coursework at 300-level or above. Prerequisite:  Admission to Egr-Civil Egr (MEng) or Egr-CompSci & Egr (MEng) or Egr-ElectEgr (MEng) or Egr-EnvEgr (MEng) or Egr-IndProgStdy (MEng) or Egr-MechEgr (MEng) or Egr (MEng) or Master of Engineering TriU or Engineering (MS) or Non-Degree Gradua

 

CENE  545 ADVANCED TRAFFIC SIGNAL SYSTEMS      (3)

Advanced traffic concepts including signal system coordination.  Each student develops a traffic engineering topic as both a teaching module and a term paper.  Students develop applied macro and micro traffic computer models using industry standard software.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: CENE 420 or CENE 541

 

CENE  550 GEOTECHNICAL EVALUATION AND DESIGN      (3)

Advanced methods in geotechnical evaluation and design with applications in slope foundations, stability, underground construction, geosynthetics, ground improvement, and earth retention (varies).  Co-convenes with CENE 450.  Letter grade only.  Course fee required. Prerequisite: MAT 239 and admission to Egr-Civil Egr (MEng) or Egr-CompSci & Egr (MEng) or Egr-ElectEgr (MEng) or Egr-EnvEgr (MEng) or Egr-IndProgStdy (MEng) or Egr-MechEgr (MEng) or Egr (MEng) or Engineering (MS) or Master of Engineering TriU or Non-Deg

 

CENE  551 GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING      (3)

Seismology, ground motion, dynamic soil response, effects of site-specific conditions, ground motions appropriate for design, seismic hazard identification and analysis, and slopes and earth retention systems under seismic loading.  Letter grade only. Prerequisite: MAT 239 and admission to Egr-Civil Egr (MEng) or Egr-CompSci & Egr (MEng) or Egr-ElectEgr (MEng) or Egr-EnvEgr (MEng) or Egr-IndProgStdy (MEng) or Egr-MechEgr (MEng) or Egr (MEng) or Engineering (MS) or Master of Engineering TriU or Non-Deg

 

CENE  560 CLASSICAL OPEN CHANNEL FLOW      (3)

Analysis of free surface flows in engineered and natural channel systems, including common hydraulic structures and flow control facilities.  Includes a rigorous examination of the theory of incompressible flow, flow potential and resistance; and analytic and computational methods for uniform and gradually varying open channel flow regimes.  Co-convenes with CENE 560.  Letter grade only.

 

CENE  562 WATER QUALITY MODELING      (3)

The chemical, physical, and biological processes that control water quality in lakes and streams, and the systems of differential equations that can be used to describe these transformations.  Derivation and application of these equations using spreadsheets and prepackaged software.  Procedures for calibrating and verifying these models and analysis of the capabilities and limitations of mathematical representations of natural systems.  Co-convenes with CENE 562.  Letter grade only.

 

CENE  599 CONTEMPORARY DEVELOPMENTS      (1-3)

Examines recent trends and investigations in a selected area of a particular field of study.  May be offered no more than three times before being submitted for a permanent course number.  May be repeated for credit.  Pass-fail or letter grade.

 

CENE  685 GRADUATE RESEARCH      (1-6)

Individualized directed research on selected topics.  Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on department policy.

 

CENE  690 MASTER'S PROJECT      (1-6)

Focuses on a problem of interest to the practicing engineering community. Pass-fail only.

 

CENE  697 INDEPENDENT STUDY      (1-3)

Pass-fail or letter grade, depending on departmental policy.  Department Consent.

 

CENE  699 THESIS      (1-9)

Individualized directed research, writing, and oral defense of selected thesis topic.  May be repeated as needed.  Department consent.  Prerequisite:  Admission to master's program.