The programs offered by the CEE Department emphasize fundamental principles that prepare young engineers concerned with the challenges of continuing to meet society?s needs in a rapidly changing environment. They undertake investigation, research, planning and design in an academic environment that is based on cooperation between faculty, students, industry, research and professional organizations. The faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is part of the School of Engineering and contributes fully to the worldwide reputation of the School for high quality teaching and research. It is built with world-class experienced academicians, researchers and practitioners.
CEE Areas of Concentration
In the fourth year, students have the flexibility to select elective courses from a variety of specialization areas according to their individual interests, from more than one area of specialization. There are two main directions of study in the department: (i) Civil Engineering or (ii) Environmental Engineering. The principal fields within these directions are:
Structural Engineering: The design and analysis of buildings, bridges, industrial facilities and other structures built with concrete, steel, reinforced or pre-stressed concrete, wood, composites and other materials.
Geotechnical Engineering: The analysis of the properties of soils and rocks and applications to the design of foundations, retaining walls, roads, slopes, dams and tunnels.
Transportation Engineering: The economics, planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads, highways, railroads, airways and other transit systems.
Water Resources Engineering: Design and operation of water resources systems, including hydrologic analysis, hydraulic design of channels, pipelines, pumping stations, dams and reservoirs, environmental transport processes, sedimentation, coastal engineering and harbor development, irrigation, drainage and wastewater disposal
Environmental Engineering: Control of air, water and land pollution to protect the environment and public health by providing safe water supplies, treatment and disposal of wastewater and solid waste.
CEE Elective courses are taken from courses in the above fields. The list of courses according to each direction is given below:
Civil engineering direction
CEE 502 Computer Aided-Analysis and Design (3cu)
CEE 503 Construction engineering and project management (3cu)
CEE 504 Pre-stressed concrete (3cu)
CEE 505 Earthquake engineering (3cu)
CEE 506 Design and construction of roads (3cu)
CEE 507 Advanced materials and structures (3cu)
CEE 508 Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics (3cu)
CEE 509 Reliability of structures (3cu)
CEE 510 Engineering Analysis II (3cu)
Environmental engineering direction
CEE 511 Water resource management (3cu)
CEE 512 Environmental health (3cu)
CEE 513 Coastal and maritime engineering (3cu)
CEE 514 Air pollution (3cu)
CEE 515 Treatment and disposal of industrial and municipal waste (3cu)
CEE 516 Environmental audit and risk assessment (3cu)
CEE 517 Computational hydraulics (3cu)
CEE 518 Groundwater hydrology (3cu)
CEE 519 Surveying applications (3cu)