Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering

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Course Descriptions

  • CE 5160 Construction Estimating and Equipment
    Covers the fundamentals of construction equipment economics and productivity including: the selection of earth moving equipment and construction equipment fleet analysis. Addresses the fundamentals of cost estimating process including: contracts, bond, overhead, labor, pricing of excavation, pricing of concrete, pricing of metals, and pricing of wood.
  • CE 5170 Construction Planning and Scheduling
    This course covers methods and techniques for planning and scheduling construction projects; critical path method scheduling; updating CPMs; resource allocation; work breakdown structures; cost control; schedule performance index; cost performance index; and Primavera Project Planner.
  • CE 5190 Project Development, Contracts, and Law
    Provides students with the fundamentals of construction law and contracts. Topics covered include: types of construction contracts, contract changes, claim, liability, and dispute resolution. Aspects of construction administration including project funding, project cash flow, accounting systems, depreciation, and analysis of financial statements.
  • CE 5350 Advanced Steel Design
    This course reviews the design of plate girders and build-up members; analysis of truss and frame structures; shear-moment at connections; metal fatigue and fracture; and plastic mechanics.
  • CE 5370 Timber Design
    Material properties and behavior of structural timber. Analysis and design of sawed timber and laminated timber members. Timber construction analysis and design.
  • CE 5390 Computer Aided Structural Design 
    In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts and principles of structural modeling and computer-aided structural design. You will practice modeling most of the common structural components and systems, you will analyze the models under a variety of loads, you will interpret the analysis results, and you will make design choices based on the result.
  • CE 5430 Open Channel Hydraulics
    This course explains the principles of uniform and varied flow; channel design for uniform flow; gradually varied flow profiles; channel transitions; hydraulic jumps; and flow in prismatic and nonprismatic channels.
  • CE 5510 In Situ Remediation
    This course covers the regulatory, chemical, and physical behavior of common groundwater and soil pollutants, compare different chemical, biological, and physical mechanisms for remediation, survey the proper use of different remediation technologies, and perform preliminary designs using various remediation techniques.
  • CE 5830 Principles of Pavement Design
    This course covers the fundamentals of wheel loads and stresses in pavements; properties in pavement components and design tests; and design methods and evaluations.
  • CE 6000 Applied Civil Engineering Statistics
    Parametric and non-parametric statistical theories and applications related to modes of failure, interactions, probability distributions, and spacial relationships associated with the civil engineering discipline.
  • CE 6150 Heavy Construction Management
    Provides a foundation of heavy construction management knowledge appropriate for use in the engineering and construction industry. Covers construction management principles related to heavy construction project work. Topics covered include: life cycle cost analysis, contract administration, project planning, project progress tracking and control, project risk management, and project safety.
  • CE 6310 Structural Reliability
    First-order, second-moment reliability method, Monte Carlo simulation, load and resistance factors, reliability index, and code checking.
  • CE 6340 Bridge Engineering
    This course reviews the types of bridge structures; as well as LRFD design standard specifications loads, structural analysis, and design.
  • CE 6500 Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment
    The course reviews the physical processes controlling the fate and transport of pollutants in surface water and soils. The processes studied include advection, diffusion, sorption, Henry’s law, and abiotic transformations. Also, governing mathematical equations will be derived and several modeling packages utilized.
  • CE 6550 Advanced Water Treatment
    This course includes the advanced study of theory; the design of physical/chemical treatment units; and practice in control methods.
  • CE 6560 Advanced Wastewater Treatment
    This course reviews the advanced study of theory; the design of biological treatment units; and practice in control methods.
  • CE 6610 Environmental Analysis Transportation Systems
    This course explains the role of environmental assessment in transportation planning and project development is addressed.
  • CE 6620 Transportation Design I
    The course teaches the fundamentals of route design (sight distance, horizontal and vertical alignment, superelevation); the design of interchanges and intersections; access management issues; roadway elements (pavement markings and signage); and economic considerations.
  • CE 6630 Highway Safety and Risk Management
    This course introduces the highway safety improvement program and three plus standards. Specific topics include data collection, identification of hazardous locations, crash reconstruction, countermeasures, and risk management.
  • CE 6650 Traffic Impact Studies
    Trip generation, distribution, and assignment; transport behavior of individuals and households; traffic impact studies; parking studies; on-site planning; site access and off-site improvements.
  • CE 6670 Traffic Parameters
    This course covers the microscopic and macroscopic traffic flow fundamentals and characteristics.
  • CE 6915 Civil Engineering Seminar
    This course is a presentation on engineering topics by students.
  • EMGT 6010 Engineering Writing
    This course is designed to help students to develop the ability to think critically as a professional communicator by asking appropriate questions that will enable them to understand, develop, and produce effective communication using the following elements of thought: purpose, basic concepts, information sources and needs, underlying assumptions, inferences/conclusions, implications/consequences, and points of view.
  • EMGT 6300 Project Management
    This course models project constraints using network methodologies such as CPM and PERT to determine activities critical to meeting a project deadline; utilization of stochastic models to determine possible changes in the critical path; and methods for economic evaluation of project alternatives.