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Civil Engineering (CVGR)
Department of Engineering

CVGR 1523   Introduction to Civil Engineering
An introduction to the civil engineering profession. Topics include career paths, ethics, professional engagement, teamwork, communication, design processes and legal aspects of civil engineering practice. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 1513. (Spring)

CVGR 2023   Civil Engineering Materials
Introduction to materials used in civil engineering, concentrating on the behavior of steel, concrete, wood, asphalt and soils. Hands on characterization and testing exercises. Characterization of materials to internationally recognized standards. General engineering testing techniques and quality control are introduced in lectures and developed in laboratory exercises. Class 2. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1113, CHEM 1111, PHYS 2013, PHYS 2011.. (Fall)

CVGR 2112   Introduction to Surveying
Surveying is an essential fundamental component in engineering planning, design, construction and monitoring processes. Lectures will introduce the skills, knowledge and roles of surveyors, and will seek to develop understanding of basic surveying principles and basic interpretation of graphical data. Laboratory exercises will enable students to apply presented materials in a physical context, developing basic skill in performing survey work. Class 1. Lab 2. Prerequisite: ENGR1523.

CVGR 3111   Junior Civil Engineering Design Experience I
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. Class 1. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.. (Fall)

CVGR 3122   Junior Civil Engineering Design Experience II
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. Class 1. Prerequisite: CVGR 3111. (Spring)

CVGR 3133   Principles of Hydraulic Engineering
Fundamental coverage of engineering hydraulics, balancing theory with practical design solutions to common engineering problems. Grounding in fluid statics, steady uniform and non-uniform incompressible flow in pipelines and channels, pumped systems, culvert hydraulics and flow measurement. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2023, MEGR 2013, and PHYS 2013. (Fall)

CVGR 3224   Design of Steel Structures
Introduction to structural design in steel. Estimating of structural loads, design of individual members, and structural connections. Specific code provisions applicable to design of steel structures, together with the load estimation. Includes integrated lab component covering structural detailing and use of computer based design software. Major class project included. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CVGR 3313. (Spring)

CVGR 3313   Structural Analysis
Provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams and frames. Classical methods of structural analysis are introduced to develop a deeper understanding of how basic principles of statics and mechanics of materials are used in analysis. The course moves from the classical methods to the matrix methods of structural analysis used in modern computer analysis software. The course includes an initial coverage of finite element techniques for structural analysis and students will utilize FEA software, using classical methods of analysis as a means of checking computer generated outputs. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH3303 and MEGR3323. (Fall)

CVGR 3414   Geotechnical Engineering
Introduction to the basic concepts of geotechnical engineering including fundamental soil mechanics theory. Emphasis is placed on practical application of these topics in geotechnical design problems such as flow nets, soil consolidation, and shear strength of soils. Basic geomechanics related design topics including foundations, retaining walls and slope stability. Hands on characterization and testing exercises in soil mechanics. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: GEOL 1114. (Spring)

CVGR 3623   Water Management and System Design
Extension of fundamental fluid mechanics to the solution of problems commonly encountered in engineering hydraulics and to the design of hydraulic systems and structures. The basic concepts of fluid mechanics are reviewed, extended and applied to a variety of hydraulic systems. New material on unsteady pipeline and open channel flows, loose boundary hydraulics and coastal hydraulics is presented and applied. The later portion of the course provides introductory coverage of water processing and distribution as well as wastewater management. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR3513. (Spring)

CVGR 3713   Construction Engineering
This course focuses on construction engineering issues associated with the implementation of designed civil systems. The aim is to provide the student with an understanding of the range of construction equipment and techniques in common use, as well as the planning and direction of construction works. Addresses projects of various scales, focusing on common factors such as utilization of workers, machines and materials, and requirements for project organization and control. The material covers both construction techniques, construction management and project documentation. Class 3. Prerequisites: ENGR 2704.. (Fall)

CVGR 3813   Design Elements for Civil Engineers
A survey course that explores the design tools of the civil engineer/designer. Topics include points, surfaces, alignments, vertical profiles, cross sections, parcels and pipe networks. Emphasis is placed on production of construction-ready drawings using CAD and solid modeling techniques. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisite: CVGR2112. (Spring)

CVGR 4121   Professional Practice of Civil Engineering
Seminar based course aimed at providing students with an understanding of professional civil engineering practice in contemporary society. Visiting professional engineers will share practical insights from their experience in a weekly seminar. Issues will include professional ethics, professional licensure, ongoing professional development, economics and legal issues. Several case studies of recent engineering projects will be included to illustrate issues. Class 1. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.. (Spring)

CVGR 4203   Hydraulic Engineering Design
Extension of fundamental hydraulics theory to the solution of problems commonly encountered in engineering hydraulics and to the design of hydraulic systems and structures. Basic concepts of hydraulics are reviewed, extended, and applied to a variety of practical systems. Unsteady pipeline and open channel flows, loose boundary hydraulics and coastal hydraulics. Class 3. Prerequisite: CVGR 3133. (Spring)

CVGR 4314   Concrete Construction and Design
Extension of structural design techniques developed in CVGR 3223 to the design of concrete structures and elements. Concrete technology, analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns, footings, and walls. Different types of reinforced concrete floor systems and the fundamentals of pre-stressed concrete structures. Structural loadings, including wind and seismic loadings. Includes integrated lab component with design, build and test activities to complement theory. Includes concrete fabrication and mix design. Includes a team based design project. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CVGR3224. (Fall)

CVGR 4403   Environmental Engineering
Introduction to engineering principles related to the environment, focusing on key issues, their causes and strategies for management and abatement. Topics include air, water and noise pollution; solid waste disposal; bioremediation; and the setting of emission and quality standards. Includes an introduction to green technology, as well as coverage of modern environmental protection legislation and ethical considerations that form the background to engineering activity. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENVT 1114 Introduction to Environmental Science. (Fall)

CVGR 4414   Design of Wood Structures
Design of buildings and other structures using wood and wood products. Extends earlier structural design theory to cover design of wooden structures. Examination of both ASD and LRFD design criteria and both national and international design codes.Includes integrated lab component with design, build and test activities. Additional activities cover wood fabrication, structural detailing and computer based structural analysis. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CVGR 4314. (Spring)

CVGR 4503   Water and Wastewater Engineering
Development of engineering skills in the delivery of safe and reliable water supplies and the effective treatment of wastewater. Builds on prior theory in hydraulics, hydrology and environmental engineering to equip students with the skills required for process and design engineering practice within the water sector. Includes coverage of topics such as water processing, distribution, wastewater collection, wastewater treatment and sludge processing. Class 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1113, CHEM 1111, CVGR 3133, CVGR 4403. (Fall)

CVGR 4613   Hydrology
Provides a real-world, applications-oriented introduction to engineering hydrology with an emphasis on design to familiarize students with a range of important surface and groundwater hydrological processes. Introduces statistical analyses in the context of hydrologic problem-solving, covers the components of the hydrologic budget, discusses hydrograph analysis and routing, and introduces groundwater hydrology, urban hydrology, hydrologic models and hydrologic design. Class 3. Prerequisite: CVGR 3133. (Spring)