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Chairperson: Christopher M. Foley, Ph.D., P.E.

Degrees Offered

Master of Science; Doctor of Philosophy; Certificate

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering is to educate students in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. These students will be competent in their technical fields, appreciate the moral and ethical impact of their professional work, and continue their professional development throughout their careers. They will advance the state of technical and scientific knowledge through research and provide service to civic and professional communities.


M.S., Ph.D.: Construction Engineering and Management, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, Transportation Engineering and Materials

Certificate: Construction Engineering and Management, Structural Design, Transportation, Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes, Water Resources Engineering

Program Descriptions

Certificate Programs

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers five non-degree graduate certificate programs. The certificate programs are designed for practicing engineers and other qualified individuals with bachelor’s degrees, who wish to update and/or expand their knowledge in specific technical areas, but do not necessarily wish to pursue master’s or doctoral degrees.

Degree Programs

The master of science and doctor of philosophy degree programs are designed to provide graduate students with both broad fundamental knowledge and up-to-date information on current and emerging technologies. Students may enroll on either a full-time or part-time basis. Doctoral students and research-oriented master’s students (e.g., Plan A) engage in research activities under the close supervision of their advisers, gradually learning to become independent researchers. Their projects are often supported by government and industry grants. Courses and research projects make significant use of the department’s extensive laboratory and computational facilities. Graduates find employment in industry, government, academia and research laboratories.

Prerequisites for Admission

Applicants should have graduated with, or be about to graduate with, a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate area of study from an accredited institution. In addition, doctoral applicants are required to have earned a master’s degree in a related field. (In some instances, exceptional applicants may be considered for entry into the doctoral program without a master’s degree.)

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit, directly to the Graduate School:

  1. A completed application form and fee online at
  2. Official transcripts from all current and previous colleges/universities except Marquette.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. (For international applicants only) a TOEFL score or other acceptable proof of English proficiency.
  5. (For doctoral and all international applicants) GRE scores (General Test only).
  6. The GRE is recommended for, and may be requested of, master’s applicants with undergraduate grade point averages less than 3.000 out of 4.000.
  7. (For doctoral applicants only) a brief statement of purpose.
  8. (For doctoral applicants only) submission of any English-language publications authored by the applicant is optional, but strongly recommended; this includes any master’s thesis or essay that the applicant may have written.

Research Activities

The Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering maintains laboratories related to studies in hydraulics, environmental engineering, engineering materials and structural testing, geotechnical engineering, and asphalt, as well as computational facilities. The Water Quality Center and the Transportation Research Center are associated with the department.

Research interests of the faculty include: retrofit and repair of structures using fiber-reinforced polymers, prestressed concrete, steel building systems, application of evolutionary computation and optimization algorithms in structural engineering, reliability-based performance assessment of civil infrastructure, microcantilever-based sensors, computer applications in construction, accident experience with ice control operations, work-zone safety, impacts of pavement surface textures, effects of grinding on PCC pavements, pavement performance inputs for life-cycle cost analysis, driver understanding of traffic signals, traffic accident relations with roadway geometry, finite element analysis of pavement structures, anaerobic digestion of waste, wastewater treatment, micropollutant treatment and fate transport, analytical chemistry, physical/chemical water treatment, sustainability and life-cycle cost analysis, and water treatment/supply.

Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's Degree Program

The department offers a five-year combined bachelor’s-master’s program available to outstanding Marquette University undergraduate students. This program enables students to earn both their bachelor of science and master of science degrees in civil engineering in just five years. Students currently enrolled in the undergraduate program in civil and environmental engineering at Marquette University (with a GPA of 3.500 or above) may apply for admission to the five-year program during their junior year. Students must submit an application to the Graduate School, indicate their interest in the five-year program and meet all other admission criteria as stated in the Application Requirements section.

In addition to completing their undergraduate degree requirements, students will take master’s level courses in their senior year. (Note: No course is permitted to satisfy both the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements in the accelerated B.S.-M.S. program of the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.) The remaining master’s level course work is taken during the student’s fifth year. If students pursue Plan A (thesis option), work on the thesis research should begin the summer between the junior and senior years. Students will continue to gain research experience during the summer between the senior and fifth years, continuing throughout the fifth year and culminating in preparation of a written thesis and defense. Students are also permitted to follow Plan B (course work option), which may also be designed so that the combined bachelor’s-master’s program may be completed in five years. 

Civil Engineering Certificate Requirements

Each graduate certificate program requires completion of four courses (12 credits) selected from a prescribed list of courses pertinent to the area of study. All courses taken must be approved for graduate credit, and at least two of the courses must be strictly graduate level (courses numbered 6000 or above). Students must complete all courses within a three-year time period and must earn a grade point average of at least 3.000 with no grade below a C.

Construction Engineering and Management (12 credits)

CEEN 5320Engineering Decisions Under Uncertainty3
CEEN 5350Law for Engineers3
CEEN 5815Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings3
CEEN 5820Construction Operations and Productivity3
CEEN 5825e-Business in the Construction Industry3
CEEN 5830Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Control3
CEEN 5845Construction Equipment and Methods 3
CEEN 5840Construction Cost Analysis and Estimating3
CEEN 6932Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering:1-3
CEEN 6995Independent Study in Civil Engineering1-3

Structural Design (12 credits)

CEEN 5145Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis3
CEEN 5411Matrix Structural Analysis3
CEEN 5431Advanced Structural Steel Design3
CEEN 5441Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design3
CEEN 5450Bridge Design3
CEEN 5460Foundation Engineering3
CEEN 5650Pavement Design3
CEEN 5660Pavement Management3
CEEN 5850FRP in Civil Engineering Infrastructure3
CEEN 6110Theory of Elasticity3
CEEN 6120Introduction to the Finite Element Method3
CEEN 6121Applied Finite Element Analysis and Modeling3
CEEN 6410Numerical Analysis with Structural Application3
CEEN 6420Nonlinear Structural Analysis3
CEEN 6425Earthquake Engineering3
CEEN 6435Structural Dynamics3
CEEN 6932Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering:1-3
CEEN 6995Independent Study in Civil Engineering1-3

Transportation (12 credits)

CEEN 5310Geographical Information Systems in Engineering and Planning3
CEEN 5340Urban Planning for Civil Engineers3
CEEN 5615Highway Planning and Design3
CEEN 5630Airport Planning and Design3
CEEN 5640Traffic Characteristics and Design3
CEEN 5650Pavement Design3
CEEN 5660Pavement Management3
CEEN 6932Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering:1-3
CEEN 6995Independent Study in Civil Engineering1-3

Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes (12 credits)

CEEN 5515Environmental Chemistry3
CEEN 5520Industrial Wastewater Management3
CEEN 5525Treatment Plant Design and Operation3
CEEN 5530Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management3
CEEN 5535Environmental Engineering Microbiology3
CEEN 5715Sustainable Engineering3
CEEN 6510Biochemical Transformations in the Environment3
CEEN 6520Environmental Laboratory 1 - Analyses3
CEEN 6521Environmental Laboratory 2 - Processes3
CEEN 6530Hazardous Waste Remediation Technologies3
CEEN 6540Physical and Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering3
CEEN 6932Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering:1-3
CEEN 6995Independent Study in Civil Engineering1-3

Water Resources Engineering (12 credits)

CEEN 5230Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management3
CEEN 5310Geographical Information Systems in Engineering and Planning3
CEEN 5715Sustainable Engineering3
CEEN 6210River Engineering3
CEEN 6240Water Quality Modeling and Management3
CEEN 6932Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering:1-3
CEEN 6995Independent Study in Civil Engineering1-3
Total Credit Hours17-21

Civil Engineering Master's Requirements

Students may earn a master’s degree under either Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis). Regardless of the option chosen, at least one-half of the total course work requirement must be taken at the 6000-level. In most cases, master’s students are admitted to the program under Plan B but may transfer to Plan A with permission from their adviser. Note: Recipients of teaching or research assistantships are strongly encouraged to pursue Plan A (thesis option).

Plan A requires the student to complete 30 credit hours (24 hours of course work, 6 hours of thesis work), submit an approved thesis, and pass a final oral comprehensive examination (thesis defense). The comprehensive exam for Plan A is focused mainly on the student’s thesis topic.

Under the Plan B option, students must complete 30 credit hours of course work and pass a final comprehensive examination. The comprehensive exam for Plan B is usually an oral exam, administered by the student’s three-person master’s committee. The scope of the Plan B comprehensive exam may span the student’s entire body of course work.

Both Plans A and B require that at least 18 credit hours be from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering course offerings.

Civil Engineering Doctoral Requirements

A doctoral student must complete a program of study prepared in consultation with his or her doctoral adviser and outlined on an approved Doctoral Program Planning Form. This form must be submitted within the first year of the student’s doctoral studies. The program normally requires a minimum of 45 credit hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree plus 12 credit hours of dissertation work. In cases in which the student enters the program with a master’s degree in civil engineering or a closely related field, the student may request that the department and the Graduate School allow credits from the master’s degree to satisfy up to 21 credit hours of the required course work. Thus, a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work exclusive of the dissertation must be taken at Marquette University while the student is in the doctoral program. The student must also pass a doctoral qualifying examination (DQE) and submit and successfully defend a dissertation.

The DQE normally consists of both written and oral tests and is administered after the student has completed 30 to 36 credit hours of graduate study (inclusive of any approved credit hours from a previous master’s degree). Each faculty member on a doctoral candidate’s committee may submit questions for the written examination. The doctoral committee, as a whole, gives the oral examination.

The dissertation must represent an original research contribution showing high attainment and clear ability to do independent research. A public defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) is administered after the student has completed all other formal requirements for the doctoral degree.


CEEN 5145. Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis. 3 cr. hrs.

Basic concepts of mechanics of deformable bodies. Two- and three-dimensional stress-strain relationships and theories of failure. Unsymmetrical bending analyses. Shear flow and shear center. Torsion of thin-walled sections (tubular and non-tubular). Composite beams. Stress concentration. Energy principles: strain and complementary energy. Castigliano's theorem.

CEEN 5230. Urban Hydrology and Stormwater Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Distribution and properties of waters on the earth. Concept of the hydrologic cycle, and basic principles of meteorology, precipitation, streamflow, evapotranspiration, and groundwater flow. Erosion and urban stormwater pollution. Design of urban flood protection and stormwater pollution abatement systems.

CEEN 5310. Geographical Information Systems in Engineering and Planning. 3 cr. hrs.

Fundamentals of GIS, databases, data management, map projections, representations of spatial attributes, GIS analysis and GIS software systems such as ARC Info, ARC View, Grass. GIS use and expanded capabilities are taught. Case studies including environmental, transportation and economic applications are discussed.

CEEN 5320. Engineering Decisions Under Uncertainty. 3 cr. hrs.

Application of probability and statistics to modeling, analysis and design of civil engineering systems. Topics include: probability theory, decision theory, utility theory and simulation.

CEEN 5340. Urban Planning for Civil Engineers. 3 cr. hrs.

Concepts and principles underlying urban planning and development. Land use, transportation, utility, community facility planning problems, procedures, and techniques. The master plan and implementation devices such as zoning, subdivision control, official mapping, capital budgeting, and urban renewal.

CEEN 5350. Law for Engineers. 3 cr. hrs.

Basic legal principles and awareness of typical legal questions that arise when engineers and law interact. Topics include: American judicial system, law of contracts, forms of association, construction contracts, professional liabilities of engineers and torts.

CEEN 5411. Matrix Structural Analysis. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to symbolic and numerical linear algebra computations using commercial software. Modeling axial, bending, and torsion deformations in structural members using polynomials. Application of the principle of virtual work to compute deflections for statically determinate and indeterminate problems. Formulation of the matrix stiffness method via the principle of virtual displacements and the matrix flexibility method via the principle of virtual forces. Application of the matrix stiffness method for solving statically indeterminate structural analysis problems. Use of approximate methods of structural analysis (cantilever and portal methods) for critical evaluation of software-generated solutions. Use of commercial software for structural analysis.

CEEN 5431. Advanced Structural Steel Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CEEN 3430. Design of plate girders, composite beam and slab systems, composite columns and composite beam-columns, simple connections, moment connections, hollow structural shape (HSS) connections, bracing systems and single and multi-story steel framed building systems. Emphasis on AISC Specifications.

CEEN 5441. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Continuation of CEEN 3440. Presenting advanced concrete design applications to reinforced concrete statically indeterminate systems, two-way slabs and columns. Introduction to the philosophy and concepts of prestressed concrete design. Basic principles and procedures for the design and analysis of prestressed members including calculation of pre-stress loss, flexural analysis and design, shear, bond and anchorage requirements, member deflections and cable layouts. Emphasis on ACI code requirements.

CEEN 5450. Bridge Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to bridge engineering and construction including: an abbreviated history of bridge construction; bridge types; bridge nomenclature; lessons from failures; design philosophies; and the construction process. Analysis of single- and multi-span bridge superstructures using classical techniques and commercial software. Design of single-span reinforced concrete slab bridges; reinforced concrete bridge decks; and single-span slab-bridges in prestressed concrete.

CEEN 5460. Foundation Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Design of earth retention systems, earthen dams, shallow and deep foundation members subjected to vertical and eccentric loadings. The effects of solid origin and deposition are analyzed in relation to bearing and capacity and settlement of structures. Prereq: CEEN 3160.

CEEN 5515. Environmental Chemistry. 3 cr. hrs.

Chemical stoichiometry, equilibrium, and kinetics relating to natural and engineered environmental systems. Basic concepts from organic and inorganic chemistry including oxidation-reduction reactions, acid-base chemistry, the carbonate system, alkalinity and acidity. Equilibrium and kinetic theories of chemical partitioning among gas, liquid and solid phases governing chemical fate and transport in the environment. Coordination chemistry describing metal-ligand interactions, precipitation and bioavailability of materials.

CEEN 5520. Industrial Wastewater Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Review of federal legislation and state regulations with regard to industrial wastewater management practices. Consideration of industrial process modifications and wastewater treatment options with respect to their effect on industrial user fees. Pretreatment standards and discharge permit requirements. Case studies of specific industrial applications.

CEEN 5525. Treatment Plant Design and Operation. 3 cr. hrs.

Review of water and wastewater characteristics, drinking water, receiving water and effluent standards. Basic design methodology and operational features of common physical, chemical and biological processes for the treatment of waters and wastewaters. Introduction to the processing and disposal of sludges and other treatment plant residuals.

CEEN 5530. Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of hazardous waste management, disposal and soil and ground water remediation. Review of RCRA, CERCLA-SARA, TSCA and Wisconsin's NR 700 and other regulations. Definition of hazardous wastes and characterization of industrial waste stream. Chemical, physical and biological properties of hazardous wastes. Introduction to hazardous waste remediation/treatment methods and technologies. Landfills and the RCRA Land Ban regulations. Site assessments, field investigations and laboratory analytical techniques. Environmental risk assessments, cleanup objectives and waste minimization.

CEEN 5535. Environmental Engineering Microbiology. 3 cr. hrs.

Includes microbiological and biochemical properties of microorganisms important in environmental engineering practice. General fundamentals of environmental microbiology and their application to drinking water treatment and distribution, water pollution control and natural systems.

CEEN 5615. Highway Planning and Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Emphasis on highway planning, alternate highway alignments and alternate evaluation, Also geometric design of highways including horizontal and vertical alignment, cross-section design. Projects on detailed design of reverse curves (plan and profile views); intersection design; cross-section and earthwork quantities. Legal aspects of engineering. Use of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials design guidelines. 2 hrs. lec., 2 hrs. lab.

CEEN 5630. Airport Planning and Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to airport planning and design parameters, aircraft characteristics, payload versus range, runway length requirements, air traffic control, wind analysis, airside capacity and delay, airside separation criteria, terminal analysis and delay, airport access flow and capacity, ramp charts. Economic analysis of facility improvements.

CEEN 5640. Traffic Characteristics and Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Components of the traffic system: vehicle and road user characteristics, geometric design and traffic controls. Intersection types, cross-section design elements and typical dimensions. Basic variables of traffic flow, observed traffic flow values. Freeway operations. Signalized intersections: flow, capacity, level of service. Projects addressing: intersection existing conditions (traffic, geometry, signalization); approach delay; safety performance; capacity; suggestions for improvements. Use of the Highway Capacity Manual and the Highway Capacity Software. Emphasis on technical report-writing and presentation.

CEEN 5650. Pavement Design. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of the behavior and properties of highway pavements with emphasis on hot mix asphalt and jointed Portland cement concrete pavement. Pavement thickness designs are developed using current design methods and incorporating subgrade soil properties, traffic forecasts and pavement performance expectations. Use of spreadsheets and computer programs are required. Prereq: CEEN 3160 and CEEN 3610; or equiv.

CEEN 5660. Pavement Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of the performance of pavement systems based on design, traffic and maintenance activities. Methods for evaluating in-service pavements including distress surveys and nondestructive testing are examined. Maintenance strategies are developed and life-cycle cost analysis of these strategies are studied. Prereq: CEEN 3610 or equiv.

CEEN 5715. Sustainable Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of sustainable engineering principles including environmental, economic and social equity issues. Covers tools, such as mass and energy balances and life cycle assessment. Other topics include: global warming, green house gases, green engineering, clean manufacturing, and sustainable management of energy and natural resources.

CEEN 5815. Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems used in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Studies the advantages and disadvantages of various systems, and how their design and installation integrates into the management of the building process. Particular attention is given to soliciting and managing mechanical and electrical subcontractors.

CEEN 5820. Construction Operations and Productivity. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of construction operations with emphasis on productivity measurement and enhancement. Application of an integrated approach to planning, analysis and design of construction operations. Application of simulation models and other analytical tools for modeling construction operations. Study of productivity improvement strategies, including lean construction principles.

CEEN 5825. e-Business in the Construction Industry. 3 cr. hrs.

Explores the ways in which information technology and its Internet components help to provide competitive advantage for construction companies. Selection/implementation of Web-based project management tools. An investigation of digital technologies in construction industry. Wire/wireless communication, online plan/bid rooms, mobile computing, and video conferencing.

CEEN 5830. Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Control. 3 cr. hrs.

A study of principles and techniques used to plan, schedule and control costs on building construction projects. Network and linear scheduling models, resource allocation and time-cost analysis. Develops an appreciation of the resources required in a project and their limitations and introduces the techniques for analyzing and improving their use. Develops an understanding of the correlation between project planning and control and cost estimating and scheduling.

CEEN 5840. Construction Cost Analysis and Estimating. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of various cost estimating methods and their applications. Topics include: labor, material, equipment and indirect costs; quantity takeoff; analysis of historical cost data; forecasting and computerized estimating methods.

CEEN 5845. Construction Equipment and Methods. 3 cr. hrs.

Construction equipment and productivity analysis. Design of equipment fleet operations. Design of temporary structures used during construction such as earth retaining structures and concrete formwork systems. Construction equipment safety and safety standards related to earthwork and concrete forming operations.

CEEN 5850. FRP in Civil Engineering Infrastructure. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduces Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) material properties, FRP reinforced concrete, FRP prestressed concrete, FRP repaired and retrofitted structures and pure FRP structures.

CEEN 5931. Topics in Civil Engineering. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Course content announced each term. Prereq: Cons. of instr.

CEEN 6110. Theory of Elasticity. 3 cr. hrs.

Mathematical preliminaries (indicial notation, vectors, Cartesian tensors, coordinate transformations, eigenvalue problems, divergence theorem); kinematic relations (strain-displacement and compatibility); stress tensor and traction vector; differential and virtual work expressions of equilibrium; constitutive relations; stored energy functions; formulation of elastostatics boundary value problems; uniqueness theorems; theorem of minimum potential energy; Saint-Venant's principle; Saint-Venant beam theory; plane stress and plane strain.

CEEN 6120. Introduction to the Finite Element Method. 3 cr. hrs.

Theoretical development of the finite element method (FEM) of analysis, with particular emphasis on problems of solid mechanics; development of element stiffness matrices for axial, beam, plane stress, plane strain, plate, shell, and solid elements; synthesis of global stiffness matrix, solution of the finite element equations; introduction to numerical implementation of FEM and general purpose FEM software.

CEEN 6121. Applied Finite Element Analysis and Modeling. 3 cr. hrs.

Review of linear elastic finite element analysis (FEA) theory in solid/structural mechanics; review of commercial FEA code use (ANSYS®) in linear elastic applications; introduction to advanced theories, including theories of vibration, material nonlinearities, geometric nonlinearities, structural instabilities, and/or time-dependent deformations (creep); use of ANSYS® to simulate complex structural behavior; model development, verification, and improvement. Prereq: CEEN 6120 or equiv.

CEEN 6210. River Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Offers a solid background in the basic principles of open-channel hydraulics, gradually-varied flow, rapidly-varied flow, hydrologic and hydraulic flood routing, and river restoration/naturalization. Hand calculations of numerous open-channel flow problems, and application of the HEC-RAS program for backwater analysis and for flood routing in combination with HEC-1. Includes concepts for stream restoration/naturalization.

CEEN 6240. Water Quality Modeling and Management. 3 cr. hrs.

Water and environment. Water quality criteria and standards. Attainability of water quality goals. Oxygen balance and self-purification. River, estuaries, and reservoirs water quality modeling. Toxicity and bioassays. Limnological aspects, waste assimilative capacity. Groundwater protection, river and estuary and groundwater quality management systems.

CEEN 6410. Numerical Analysis with Structural Application. 3 cr. hrs.

Interpolation polynomials; numerical integration and differentiation; Taylor series, Fourier, cubic spline, and least-squares polynomial approximations; numerical solution of initial-value problems by Prediction-Correction and Runge-Kutta methods; numerical solution of boundary-value problems by finite difference method; numerical solution of integral equations; approximate solution of ordinary differential equations by weighted residuals and Galerkin methods; approximate solution of variational problems by Rayleigh-Ritz method.

CEEN 6420. Nonlinear Structural Analysis. 3 cr. hrs.

Application of the principle of virtual displacements in the formulation of element stiffness equations that include geometric and material nonlinearity. Determination of critical (buckling) loads of structural systems using eigenvalue analysis. Formulation and application of algorithms for nonlinear structural analysis. Application of commercial software in geometrically nonlinear analysis, materially nonlinear analysis, and critical load (buckling) analysis. Prereq: CEEN 5411.

CEEN 6425. Earthquake Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the mechanics of ground motion (earthquake) and its effects on building and bridge structures. Application of structural dynamics principles in relation to structural analysis for earthquake-generated forces. Response to simulation of single degree of freedom and multi-degree of freedom linear structural systems to earthquake-induced ground accelerations using Newmark response history analysis (RHA), modal response history analysis (mRHA) and response spectrum analysis (RSA). Discussion of philosophies upon which building-code IBC, NEHRP) mandated earthquake analysis and design procedures are based. Prereq: CEEN 3430, CEEN 3440, CEEN 5411, CEEN 6435.

CEEN 6435. Structural Dynamics. 3 cr. hrs.

Formulation of single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) equation of motion; generalized SDOF systems; free-vibration response; harmonic excitation; periodic loading and Fourier series; impulsive loads; response (shock) spectra; general response by Duhamel and Fourier integrals; non-linear dynamic analysis; Rayleigh's method; formulation of multiple-degree-of-freedom (MDOF) equations of motion; structural property matrices and load vectors; eigenvalue problem for natural frequencies and mode shapes; orthogonality of mode shapes; mode superposition.

CEEN 6510. Biochemical Transformations in the Environment. 3 cr. hrs.

Study of biologically catalyzed chemical transformations in natural and engineered environments. Presentation of microbiology, biologically important oxidation-reduction reactions, bioenergetic principles, fermentation kinetics, and toxicity considerations relating to wastewater treatment and remediation of contaminated groundwater and soil. Review of aerobic processes for biochemical oxygen demand reduction and ammonia oxidation, anoxic processes for denitrification and anaerobic processes for reductive dechlorination. Prereq: CEEN 5525.

CEEN 6520. Environmental Laboratory 1 - Analyses. 3 cr. hrs.

Physical, chemical and biological analyses for the characterization of waters, wastewaters, solid wastes, sludges and leachates. Use of modern instrumentation in laboratory analysis. Applicability of analytical results to the environmental field. Prereq: CEEN 3510 and CEEN 5515.

CEEN 6521. Environmental Laboratory 2 - Processes. 3 cr. hrs.

Theoretical principles and laboratory experimentation governing the processes of settling, coagulation, adsorption, flotation, disinfection, oxygen transfer, biological treatment and sludge conditioning, thickening and dewatering. Prereq: CEEN 5525 and CEEN 6520.

CEEN 6530. Hazardous Waste Remediation Technologies. 3 cr. hrs.

Hazardous waste remediation technology selection. Chemical kinetics, equilibria and mass transfer. Aqueous phase treatment and solid/liquid separation processes. Physical, chemical and biological interactions under environmental conditions. Specific technologies will include: physical barriers, bioremediation and soil vapor extraction, soil flushing and chemical extraction, immobilization and chemical and thermal destruction technologies. Multi-media, multi-contaminant treatment approaches. Computer model simulations and case studies. Prereq: CEEN 5515 and CEEN 5525.

CEEN 6540. Physical and Chemical Processes of Environmental Engineering. 3 cr. hrs.

Theory and design of unit operations and processes utilized for the treatment of water and wastewater, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, ion exchange and aeration. Prereq: CEEN 5515 and CEEN 5525.

CEEN 6932. Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering:. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Course content announced each term. Topics may include: structural optimization, design of structures for random loads, transportation systems analysis and design, water and wastewater systems analysis and design, and soil-structure interaction.

CEEN 6953. Graduate Seminar in Civil Engineering. 0-3 cr. hrs.

Review of current literature. Group discussion of recent work and current research by students and staff. 0 credit will be SNC/UNC grade assessment; 1-3 credits will be graded.

CEEN 6995. Independent Study in Civil Engineering. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Prereq: Cons. of instr. and cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 6999. Master's Thesis. 1-6 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 8953. Doctoral Seminar in Civil Engineering. 0-3 cr. hrs.

0 credit will be SNC/UNC grade assessment; 1-3 credits will be graded.

CEEN 8995. Independent Study in Civil Engineering. 1-3 cr. hrs.

CEEN 8999. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 cr. hrs.

S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9970. Graduate Standing Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9974. Graduate Fellowship: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9975. Graduate Assistant Teaching: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9976. Graduate Assistant Research: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9984. Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9985. Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9986. Master's Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9987. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9988. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9989. Doctoral Comprehensive Examination Preparation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9994. Master's Thesis Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9995. Master's Thesis Continuation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9996. Master's Thesis Continuation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9997. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Less than Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9998. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Half-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

CEEN 9999. Doctoral Dissertation Continuation: Full-Time. 0 cr. hrs.

Fee. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.