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CEE Graduate Courses

I. Geotechnical Engineering

  • CEG 5015 | Advanced Soil Mechanics (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 3011
    Course Description: Mechanical behavior, internal stresses, and stability analysis of noncohesive soils, compressibility, consolidation, and settlement of cohesive soils, analytical techniques for predicting earth movement.
  • CEG 5065 | Soil Dynamics (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 3011
    Course Description: Involves the study of soil behavior under different types of loading conditions, propagation of stress waves in elastic media, determination of dynamic soil properties, soil liquification and liquification potential, and analyzing foundation systems subjected to dynamic loads.
  • CEG 5115 | Foundation Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 3011
    Course Description: Design of spread footings, pole and caisson foundations, retaining structures and waterfront structures. Investigation of slope stability.
  • CEG 5127 | Highway and Airport Pavement Design (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 4801
    Course Description: Analysis of materials used for highway and runway pavements; design of rigid and flexible pavements and subbases for highways and airports; geotechnical considerations.
  • CEG 5415 | Groundwater, Seepage, and Drainage (3)
    Prerequisite: N/A
    Course Description: Unconfined and confined groundwater flow analysis utilizing complex variables, conformal mapping, and elliptical functions, mapping techniques, flow and seepage from canals and ditches, seepage toward wells, effect of seepage on structural foundations, foundation dewatering, and pavement drainage.
  • CEG 5705 | Environmental Geotechnics (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 3011
    Course Description: The geotechnical aspects of waste containment and storage. Aspects of design, construction, and performance of earthen structures for storing or disposing waste or remediating contaminated sites.

II. Structural Engineering

  • CES 5105 | Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 3100; EGN 3331
    Course Description: Analysis and design of load-carrying members, shear center, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, beams on elastic foundations, energy methods, theories of failure, thick-walled cylinders, stress concentrations, plastic deformation and fracture.
  • CES 5106 | Advanced Structural Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 3100; EGN 3331
    Course Description: Review of matrix algebra. Direct stiffness method for truss analysis. Computer applications. Statically indeterminate structures. Slope-deflection and moment distribution methods. Computer modeling of structures. Case studies and projects. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
  • CES 5144 | Matrix Methods in Structural Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 3011; CES 3101; MAP 3305
    Course Description: Selected fundamental techniques, including energy methods, for the formalization of the stiffness method for structural analysis. Formation of element matrices, transformed element matrices, structure stiffness matrices, and equations of equilibrium. Selected solution techniques for mainframe computers and microcomputers.
  • CES 5209 | Structural Dynamics (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 4101; EGN 3321; and MAP 3305
    Course Description: Analysis and design of single- and multi-degree-of-freedom structures subjected to various types of excitations and initial conditions. Computational aspects of dynamic analysis, including approximate methods of analysis. Introduction to earthquake loading and design.
  • CES 5218 | Fundamentals of Structural Stability Theory (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 4101, 5106 or EGN 3331
    Course Description: Elastic and inelastic buckling of columns including large deformation theory and imperfect columns, torsional buckling, beam column theory, buckling of frames. Methods of analysis include the formation and solution to differential equations, energy methods, and matrix methods. AISC stability design curves will be used with LRFD format. Educational stability software will also be used as a teaching aid.
  • CES 5325 | Bridge Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 4605, 4702
    Course Description: Introduction to design of modern steel and concrete highway bridges. Materials and properties. Load on bridges. Substructure design.
  • CES 5585 | Earthquake/Wind Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 3101; EGN 2321; MAP 3305
    Course Description: Fundamentals of structured dynamics. Earthquake and wind loading. Response of undamped and damped single/multi degree-of-freedom structures subjected to earthquake or wind dynamics loadings. Response spectra. Fourier analysis and frequency domain.
  • CES 5606 | Advanced Steel Design (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 4605; EGN 3331
    Course Description: Behavior of complex steel elements and structures. Analysis and design of columns and beams under combined effects of flexure, shear and torsion. Lateral torsional buckling. Plastic design. Design of frames.
  • CES 5706 | Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 3101, 4702; EGN 3331
    Course Description: Behavior of advanced reinforced concrete structures. Analysis and design of beams for torsion; biaxial columns; two-way slabs; retaining walls; shear walls; thin-walled members. Art of detailing.
  • CES 5715 | Prestressed Concrete (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 4101, 4702; EGN 3331
    Course Description: Behavior and design of prestressed concrete structures. Beam design for flexure and shear, loss of prestress. Design of slabs and axially loaded members, precast construction.
  • CES 5845 | Composites in Civil Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: CCE 3103; CES 3100; EGN 3331
    Course Description: Fundamental theories of composite materials; forms of composites and their reinforcements; physical, chemical, and mechanical properties; design and testing methods; civil engineering applications of composite materials.
  • CES 6116 | Finite Elements in Structures (3)
    Prerequisite: CES 4101, 4702; EGN 3331
    Course Description: Behavior and design of prestressed concrete structures. Beam design for flexure and shear, loss of prestress. Design of slabs and axially loaded members, precast construction.

III. Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineering

  • CWR5125 | Groundwater Hydrology (3)
    Prerequisite: CWR 3201; EES 3040
    Course Description: This course examines the fundamentals of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Topics include: Darcy's law, flow nets, mass conservation, heterogeneity and anisotropy, storage properties, 3-D equation of groundwater flow, regional circulation, unsaturated flow, recharge, stream-aquifer interaction, well hydraulics, slug test analyses and contaminant transport processes.
  • CWR 5205 | Hydraulic Engineering II (3)
    Prerequisite: CWR 4202, MAP 3305
    Course Description: Course presents advanced hydraulic concepts and their incorporation into the design process. Methods of solving such problems are also presented.
  • CWR 5305 | Urban Stormwater Runoff (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 2202C; CWR 3201; EES 3040
    Corequisite: CWR 4101
    Course Description: This course investigates the effects of urban stormwater runoff on surface and ground water resources. Topics include legal and regulatory requirements, methods of engineering analysis and design of storm water systems.
  • CWR 5515 | Physical Models of Hydraulic Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: CWR 3201, 3201L; MAP 3305
    Course Description: Classical techniques of dimensional analysis and similitude are presented for hydraulic problems; operational physical model will be constructed and used to solve a practical engineering problem.
  • CWR 5635 | Water Resources Planning and Management (3)
    Prerequisite: CWR 4101, 4202
    Course Description: Quantity and quality planning of water resources systems. Economic considerations.
  • CWR 5824 | Coastal/Estruar Hydraulics (3)
    Prerequisite: CWR 3201; MAC 2313
    Course Description: This course examines numerous topics including coastal hydraulic principles and waves in estuaries and coastal oceans, wave properties and wave forces on coastal structures, tidal motions, mixing and transport in estuaries, and coastal engineering analysis.

IV. Environmental Engineering

  • ENV 5045 | Environmental Systems Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: ENV 4001, 4001L
    Course Description: Systems analysis techniques applied to the solution of environmental problems, with particular emphasis on linear and dynamic programming.
  • ENV 5055 | Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environmental (3)
    Prerequisite: CWR 3201; EES 3040; or equivalent
    Course Description: Study of the processes of pollutant chemicals transformation in and transport between air, water, and soil or sediments. Use and development of predictive mathematical models for the remediation of existing contaminated sites or prevention of future contamination from new sources.
  • ENV 5105 | Air Quality Management (3)
    Prerequisite: ENV 4001
    Course Description: This course investigates analytical concepts for determination of sources, amounts, and transport of air pollutants; health and environmental effects; design of control devices and management programs.
  • ENV 5335 | Hazardous Waste Management (3)
    Prerequisite: EES 3040, 3040L; ENV 4001
    Course Description: Course covers definitions and characteristics of solid and hazardous wastes. History, growth and magnitude of the problem. Legislative, regulatory, and technical aspects of waste generation, storage, collection, transportation, processing, transformation and disposal. Design of waste minimization and recycling programs. Case studies of waste management.
  • ENV 5407 | Water Reuse Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: ENV 4001 or equivalent
    Course Description: Course covers wastewater reclamation and reuse; treatment processor and systems; monitoring and control instrumentation; health and social aspects; design of facilities/systems.
  • ENV 5504 | Environmental Eng. Processes and Operations (3)
    Prerequisite: ENV 4001 or consent of instructor
    Course Description: Operational and design features of the physical, chemical, thermal, and biological treatments used in engineering for the management of solid and hazardous wastes.
  • ENV 5565 | Design of Water Quality Management Facilities (3)
    Prerequisite: CWR 3201, 3201L; EES 3040, 3040L
    Course Description: Analysis of operations, processes,and systems used in the design of facilities for maintaining water supply quality, wastewater control, and aquatic pollution control. Design of wastewater collection systems, water and wastewater treatment plants, and systems for disposal for residuals from such facilities.
  • ENV 5615 | Environmental Impact Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: ENV 4001, 4001L
    Course Description: Analysis of various measures of environmental quality. Impacts on different types of resources. Benefit-cost in environment impact assessment.

V. Traffic and Transportation Engineering

  • TTE 5205 | Transportation Engineering (3)
    Prerequisite: STA 4321 or equivalent, and TTE 3004
    Course Description: Nature, characteristics, and theories of traffic flow. Street and highway traffic problems. Traffic survey procedures. Origin-destination studies. Theory and design of automatic control of traffic systems. Transit systems.
  • TTE 5606 | Transportation System Analysis (3)
    Prerequisite: EGN 2212; TTE 3004
    Course Description: Course covers microscopic and macroscopic characteristics, traffic stream models, demand-supply analysis, shockwave analysis, cueing analysis, computer simulation models, intelligent transportation systems.
  • TTE 5256 | Traffic Engineering Operations (3)
    Prerequisite: EGN 2212; TTE 3004
    Course Description: Course covers principles of capacity, freeways, rural highways, urban streets, transportation systems, and computer simulation.
  • TTE 5270 | Intelligent Transportation Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: EGN 2212; TTE 3004
    Course Description: Course covers advanced traffic management systems (ATMS), advanced traveler information systems (ATIS), advanced vehicle control systems, commercial vehicle operations, rural ITS human factors, institutional issues, architecture and standards, simulation and modelling.
  • TTE 5526 | Airport Planning and Design (3)
    Prerequisite: EGN 2212; TTE 3004, 5006
    Course Description: Design planning of new airports and redesign of existing airports; relationships of the airport and the surrounding community.
  • TTE 5805 | Highway Geometric Design (3)
    Prerequisite: CEG 2202, 2202L; TTE 3004
    Course Description: Principles and procedures for the geometric design of highways and streets; considerations of traffic, land use, and aesthetic factors.

VI. Construction Engineering

  • CCE 5035 | Construction Planning and Scheduling (3)
    Prerequisite: CCE 4004
    Course Description: Planning, basic arrow diagraming, basic precedence diagraming, establishing activity duration, scheduling computations, bar charts, project controls, overlapping networks, resource leveling, and program evaluation review technique (PERT).
  • CCE 5036 | Project Controls in Construction (3)
    Prerequisite: CCE 4004; EGN 3443
    Course Description: Construction cost estimation, work breakdown structure, and cost control; critical path method (CPM) scheduling, resource-constrained scheduling, and integrated scheduling-cost control; probabilistic scheduling techniques, and linear scheduling techniques; contract specifications, and contract claims (schedule impact) analysis.
  • CCEXXXX | Computer Applications in Construction
    Prerequisite: N/A
    Course Description: N/A

VII. General Engineering

  • CGN 5315 | Prob. Design in CE (3)
    Prerequisite: A department approved course in statistics.
    Course Description: Review of traditional civil engineering design methodology; identify uncertainties, construct probability models of random design parameters; incorporate uncertainty into the design of selected civil engineering systems.
  • CGN 5910 | Supervised Research (1-6)
    Prerequisite: N/A
    Course Description: May be repeated to a maximim of six (6) semester hours and a maximum of three (3) semester hours may apply to the master's degree. [S/U grade only]
  • CGN 5935 | Seminar
    Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status
    Course Description: Graduate students are expected to enroll in the course every semester they are enrolled at FAMU or FSU. The students should attend at least 75% of the seminars offered each semester to obtain a satisfactory grade. [S/U grade only]
  • CGN 6942 | Supervised Teaching
    Prerequisite: N/A
    Course Description: N/A