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ENCE 402 Simulation and Design of Experiments for Engineers (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE302 and permission of department.
Review of statistics and hypothesis testing, sample design and design of experiments, generation of discrete and continuous distributions and their applications. Introduction of simulation languages and simulation of discrete and continuous engineering systems. Output analysis, model validation and sensitivity and reliability analysis.

ENCE 411 Environmental Engineering Science (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE310 and permission of department.
The basic physical, chemical and biological processes that occur in engineered and natural environmental systems will be discussed. Included will be presentation of parameters used to describe the quality of water, air and land. Measurement techniques will be discussed. A weekly lab will provide hands-on experience with environmental quality measurements and treatment techniques.

ENCE 412 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE305, ENCE310 and permission of department.
Examination of unit operations and processes encountered in environmental engineering field. Fundamental principles learned from previous classes will be applied into the design and operation of unit operations and processes, particularly in the area of water and wastewater treatment. Similar processes will be applied to air pollution control, solid waste disposal and hazardous waste treatment.

ENCE 420 Selection and Utilization of Construction Equipment; (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE320 or equivalent; and permission of department. Senior standing.
Construction equipment for excavation, hauling, lifting, structural assembly, paving, and allied functions. Fundamentals of equipment performance, productivity calculations, and cost management. Matching of construction tasks to appropriate construction equipment. Innovative technologies in equipment design and performance. Information technology and automation for construction equipment. Field demonstrations of earth-moving and lifting equipment.

ENCE 421 Legal Aspects of Engineering Practice (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE320 or equivalent; and permission of department.
Study legal principles relevant to engineering design and construction contracts. Specific subjects covered include engineering design and construction contracts, torts, agency, professional liability, labor laws, insurance, expert testimony, mediation and arbitration, intellectual property, patents and copyrights, sureties and ethics. Study principles of ethical and professional conduct of engineers. Gaining familiarity with the basic structure of the US legal system as it relates to legal obligations and responsibilities of engineers.

ENCE 422 Project Cost Accounting and Economics (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE201 and permission of department.
Effective project managers have complete command of their project costs. Reviews the fundamentals of accounting; examines project cost accounting principles, applications, and impact on profitability; examines the principles of activity based costing; covers the elements involved in cash management; introduces the framework for project performance measurement, net present value, depreciation, taxes, and earned value analysis.

ENCE 423 Project Planning, Scheduling and Control (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE320 or equivalent; and permission of department.
Students will learn the basics of project planning and scope development; developing implementation plans; creating work breakdown structures; scheduling fundamentals and the different methods of scheduling; when to schedule, why network schedules and the network diagram; scheduling calculations and the critical path; managing project risk; and the fundamentals of project control including basic control theory and how to control project cost, schedule and resources.

ENCE 425 Decision Analysis for Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE302, MATH141 or equivalent; and permission of department.
Probability basics, subjective probability, using data, introduction to decision analysis, elements of decision problems, structuring decisions, making choices, sensitivity analysis, creativity and decision-making, Monte Carlo simulation, value of information, risk-based decision making and multi-criteria ranking.

ENCE 431 Hydrologic Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE305 and permission of department.
An introduction to basic principles of hydrologic science including the hydrologic cycle, rainfall, surface runoff and streamflow. Special emphasis is placed on hydrologic engineering design of stormwater management and flood control facilities. Design projects are used to illustrate design practices.

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ENCE 432 Ground Water Hydrology (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE 305 and permission of department.
Concepts related to the development of the ground water resources, hydrology, hydrodynamics of flow through porous media, hydraulics of wells and basin-wide ground water development. Fundamentals of ground water pollution are introduced.

ENCE 441 Foundation Design (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE340 and permission of department.
Critical review of classical lateral earth pressure theories, analysis of retaining walls and reinforced earth walls, subsurface explorations, bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, design of deep foundations that includes both pile foundations and drilled shafts.

ENCE 444 Experimental Methods in Geotechnical Structural Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE340, ENCE353 and permission of department.
In the geotechnical engineering part of the course, major soils testing and their interpretation including classification, compaction, strength, and compressibility will be undertaken. The structural engineering part of this course covers test planning, loading apparatus, instrumentation, data acquisition and data analysis, as well as basic aspects of structural testing techniques and shake-table test.

ENCE 447 Pavement Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE340 and permission of department.
Fundamental principles underlying the design, construction, maintenance and repair, and management of highway and airfield pavement systems. Pavement performance (functional/structural; evaluation); pavement mechanics (multi-layered elastic theory; slab theory); pavement materials (properties and characterization); environmental effects; current rigid and flexible design methods (new/rehabilitation); construction (new construction; maintenance/repair; rehabilitation); economic evaluation; pavement management.

ENCE 453 Computer-Aided Structural Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE353 and permission of department.
Computer-aided analysis of structural systems. Unified matrix formulation of stiffness and flexibility methods. Slope deflection method. Evaluation of truss, frame, and grid systems. Non-prismatic and curved elements. Error analysis and determination of ill-conditions. Introduction to finite element methods; formulation of simple two-dimensional elements. In laboratory, use and development of CAD software.

ENCE 454 Design of Concrete Structures (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE353 and permission of department. Formerly ENCE 451.
Combined bending and compression, development and anchorage of reinforcement, deflections, design of slabs including one-way and two-way, design of footings, retaining walls, introduction to prestressed concrete, design of multi-story buildings.

ENCE 455 Design of Steel Structures (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE353 and permission of department.
Behavior and design of members subjected to fatigue, and combined bending and compression; plate girders, composite beams, open-web joists and connections. Methods of allowable stress design, and load and resistance factor design. Elements of plastic analysis and design. Framing systems and loads for industrial buildings and bridges.

ENCE 456 Intermediate Strength of Materials (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE353 and permission of department. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: ENCE410 or ENCE456.
The small deflection engineering theory of long, straight beams with arbitrary but compact cross-sections. Beam bending and extension via the Bernoulli-Euler approximation. Beam torsion from the theory of elasticity and the membrane analogy. Beam shearing stresses.

ENCE 466 Design of Civil Engineering Systems (3 credits)
Must be taken in the semester in which the student graduates. Prerequisite: permission of department. Senior standing.
A major civil engineering design experience that emphasizes development of student creativity, development and use of design methodologies, evaluation of alternate solutions, feasibility considerations, and detailed system descriptions. Realistic design constraints including economic factors, safety, aesthetics, and reliability will be imposed. Students will work in design project groups and be required to exercise oral and written communication skills.

ENCE 470 Highway Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE302, ENCE370 and permission of department.
Highway location and design, highway engineering economics, traffic engineering, traffic measurement devices and technologies. Includes discussion of technological advances in traffic flow and capacity, such as signal systems, corridor control, automatic driver information, incident detection and autonomous vehicle operation.

ENCE 472 Transportation Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE302, ENCE370 and permission of department.
Transportation engineering concepts including transportation systems analysis, airport systems, airline and airport operations, marine transportation and urban public transportation systems.

ENCE 488 Senior Thesis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department. Senior standing.
Advanced study in civil engineering problems with special emphasis on mathematical modeling and experimental methods.

ENCE 489 Special Problems in Civil Engineering (1 - 4 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department. Senior standing.
A course arranged to meet the needs of exceptionally well prepared students for study in a particular field of civil engineering.

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ENCE 610 Fundamentals of Structural Analysis (3 credits)
Cartesian tensor notation. Linear forms of the general equilibrium, compatibility, and constitutive equations. The calculus of variations. The principles of virtual work and complementary virtual work. Self-adjoint problem formulations.

ENCE 611 Finite Element Methods (3 credits)
Formerly ENCE 661.
Basic principles and fundamental concepts of the finite element method. Consideration of geometric and material nonlinearities, convergence, mesh gradation and computational procedures in analysis. Applications to plane stress and plane strain, plates and shells, eigenvalue problems, axisymmetric stress analysis, and other problems in civil engineering.

ENCE 613 Structural Dynamics (3 credits)
Formerly ENCE 653.
Analysis of the dynamic response of structures and structural components subjected to impact load, transient load, and ground excitations; study of single degree-of-freedom and multi degree-of-freedom systems in classical closed form solution and approximate numerical solution; solution in the frequency domain and the use of finite element method.

ENCE 614 Computer Methods in Engineering (3 credits)
Formerly ENCE 756.
UNIX programming environment, C programming, matrices, data structures, sets and set operations, parsing techniques, interactive window systems, applications to engineering.

ENCE 615 Structural Reliability (3 credits)
Probability and statistics. Fundamentals of uncertainty analysis. Fundamentals of structural reliability. Reliability-based design. Simulation and variance reduction techniques. Fuzzy sets and applications.

ENCE 616 Plates and Shells (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 410 or equivalent. Formerly ENCE 652.
Medium thick plate theory, Von-Karman's plate theory, orthotropic plates; approximate methods; buckling; membrane theory of shells, bending theory of shells and shell deformations.

ENCE 620 Risk Analysis for Engineering (3 credits)
Sources of hazards, definition of risk, system analysis, functional modeling and analysis techniques, probabilistic risk assessment procedure, risk methods, risk acceptance, assessment of failure likelihood, consequence assessment, risk benefit assessment, uncertainty surces and types, modeling uncertainty, risk analysis and decision making under uncertainty, collection of data, expert-opinion elicitation, human-machine interface and human factors engineering.

ENCE 621 Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 302 or equivalent.
Definition of engineering systems, knowledge levels using information science concepts as applied to engineering systems, sources and types of knowledge and ignorance, uncertainty sources and types for engineering systems, probability models, statistical models, fuzziness, fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy arithmetic, imprecise probabilities, evidence methods, uncertainty measures, uncertainty management, uncertainty reduction, applications of these analytical methods to engineering systems and in decision making.

ENCE 622 IT Project Management Fundamentals (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department. For ENCE majors only.
Emphasis is on differences between PM fundamentals and requirements for IT project management - does not cover the basics. Focuses on project success factors; components of IT projects; relationship to systems engineering techniques; applicability of standards; traceability; risk management; schedule management and controlling scope; configuration management; testing techniques; specification and prototyping; selecting and using 3rd party software; and intellectual property rights.

ENCE 623 Introduction to Advanced Scheduling (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE423.
A Combination of lecture and hands-on use of software to develop advanced knowledge and skills necessary to master advanced scheduling techniques for project management and control will be used. No software purchase is necessary.

ENCE 624 Managing Projects in a Dynamic Environment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department.
This course examines the nine principles simultaneous managers use interdependently and presents a theory of project management that is intellectually rigorous and consistent with pragmatic knowledge.

ENCE 625 Project Administration (3 credits)
The principals of project administration procedures from the viewpoint of a resident project manager or project engineer specifically addressing their responsibilities in the engineering, design, or construction industries are examined. The course is suitable for students, engineering and design professionals, project managers, experienced contract administrators, and owners interested in the special administrative problems or construction.

ENCE 626 Web-based Project Management (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE662. The use of IT tools, in particular the Web, is increasingly becoming the primary instrument for conducting the day-to-day tasks of engineering project management. Traditional client-server based technologies and applications can now be replaced by a web-centric, collaborative, electronic workplace. This course examines the use of Internet and Intranet based project management in the context of collaboration, decision making and information exchange, and presents a systematic understanding of the principle issues in Web based tools- ease of use, efficient decision making, and cost effectiveness. The course will use project case histories as part of a team project.

ENCE 627 Project Risk Management (3 credits)
Introduction to identifying, analyzing, assessing, and managing risks inherent to engineering projects. Includes: probability modeling, choice and value theory, schedule and cost risk, risk mitigation and transfer, and contract considerations of project risk. Examples are drawn from construction, software development, systems integration, and other large engineering projects; and cover probability basics, subjective probability, statistical data analysis, introduction to decision theory, Monte Carlo simulation, value of information, and risk-based decision making.

ENCE 630 Environmental and Water Resource Systems I (3 credits)
Application of statistical and systems engineering techniques in the analysis of information necessary for the design or characterization of environmental or hydrologic processes; emphasis on the fundamental considerations that control the design of information collection programs, data interpretation, and the evolution of simulation models used to support the decision-making process.

ENCE 634 River Engineering (3 credits)
The application of fundamentals of hydrology and hydraulics to engineering analysis and design questions focused on rivers and the watersheds they drain. The course examines issues of flood and drought flows, sediment transport, and water quality. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of watershed behavior in the face of land use change, particularly urbanization.

ENCE 635 Geographic Information Systems for Watershed Analysis (3 credits)
Emphasis is on the use of GIS to support the analysis and modeling tasks associated with watershed planning and management. This course familiarizes the student with fundamentals of GIS data models, projections, and coordinate systems. Students develop a set of GIS- based algorithms solving common engineering problems in hydrology. Internet data sources and GPS technology are also covered.

ENCE 637 Biological Principles of Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
An examination of biological principles directly affecting man and his environment, with particular emphasis on microbiological interactions in environmental engineering related to air, water and land systems; microbiology and biochemistry of aerobic and anaerobic treatment processes for aqueous wastes.

ENCE 640 Advanced Soil Mechanics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 340 or equivalent.
Introduction to the use of elastic theory in stress and displacement solutions to geotechnical engineering (soil and rock mechanics). The effect of soil moisture (at rest) relative to effective stress principles, capillary and frost. Exact and numeric techniques for the analysis for soil seepage under isotropic and anisotropic conditions. Classical settlement (consolidation) and compressibility theories, including finite difference solution for vertical and radial drainage.

ENCE 641 Advanced Foundations Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 340 or equivalent.
Review of soil properties and subsurface exploration, evaluation and design of shallow foundations, including settlement and bearing capacity of spread footings and mats. Discussion of methods of soil improvement. Analysis and design of deep foundations including single pile, pile load testing, pile group actions, and drilled shaft foundations for both vertical and horizontal loads. Load and resistance factor design concepts will be presented.

ENCE 642 Soil Dynamics (3 credits)
Introduction to field and laboratory methods for determining the dynamic characterization of soil at both small and large strain levels. Analysis and design of soil foundations subjected to machinery generated vibrations. A critical review of earthquake causes and their effect upon foundations and earth structures relative to earthquake resistant design methodologies.

ENCE 643 Theory of Soil Strength (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE 340 or equivalent and permission of instructor.
Shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils is analyzed using the critical state soil mechanics theory of soil strength. Conventional laboratory strength tests, Mohr-Coulomb representation of soil strength, and recommended design parameters.

ENCE 644 Advanced Pavement and Civil Engineering Materials (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 300.
Advanced course in Highway and Civil Engineering Materials. Dynamic Material Characterization. Elastic, Plastic and Viscoelastic Behavior. Energy Analysis. Physical and Mechanical Properties. NDT. Performance: Creep, Fatigue, Durability, other. Recent developments in Aggregate Evaluation, Portland Cement Concrete, High Performance Concrete, Conventional and Modified Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Polymers & Composites, Geotextiles, Smart and Self Healing Materials, Recycled and Reclaimed Materials.

ENCE 645 Geotechnics of Waste Disposal (3 credits)
Fundamental aspects of geotechnical engineering that apply to problems of waste containment and remediation, basic principles of containment systems, compacted clay liners and clay mineralogy, hydraulic conductivity of compacted soils, methods of laboratory and field hydraulic conductivity measurements, design of waste containment systems, landfill stability and settlement, geosynthetic liners, waste compatibility, contaminant transport through liners, leachate collection systems, gas collection systems, covers and caps.

ENCE 646 Geosynthetics Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 340.
Use of geosynthetics in geotechnical and geoenvironmental construction, evaluation of fundamental, long lasting principles related to the geosynthetics that can be employed in the design, design methodologies with geosynthetics, discussion of properties and behavior of geosynthetics in a laboratory setting, measurement and quantification of geomechanical and hydraulic behavior of various geosynthetics.

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ENCE 647 Slope Stability and Seepage (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 340.
Theoretical and practical aspects of seepage effects, and groundwater flow, review of shear strength principles, flow through porous media, hydraulic conductivity, flow nets, determination of water pressure, seepage forces and quantity of seepage, laboratory and field tests for shear strength, infinite slopes, block analysis, method of slices, seismic analysis of slopes, effective and total stress analysis, computer program for slope stability analysis, slope stability problems in waste disposal, construction excavations, reinforced embankments, embankments on soft ground.

ENCE 650 Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems (3 credits)
The fundamentals of heterogeneous equilibria, rates of environmental reactions, and flow and material transport or presented. Applications of these principles will be presented to small and large scale environmental problems involving liquid, gas, and solid phases. Both natural and engineered environmental systems will be examined.

ENCE 651 Chemistry of Natural Waters (3 credits)
Application of principles from chemical thermodynamics and kinetics to the study and interpretation of the chemical composition of natural waters is rationalized by considering metal ion solubility controls, pH, carbonate equilibria, adsorption reactions, redox reactions and the kinetics of oxygenation reactions which occur in natural water environments.

ENCE 655 Environmental Behavior of Organic Pollutants (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 651.
Introduction to the scientific data needed and methods currently available to assess the environmental risk of organic chemicals. Applications of principles from chemical thermodynamics will be used to study phase-transfer processes of organic pollutants in the environment (solid/water, solid/air, water/air). Physical-chemical properties of organic pollutants will be used to estimate partitioning.

ENCE 656 Nonlinear Programming in Project Management (3 credits)
Mathematically rigorous nonlinear programming theory, relevant to numerous problems in economics, engineering, and other disciplines. Areas that will be covered include: Classification of optimization problems, definitions of local vs. global optimality, directional differentiability, existence and uniqueness results, derivation of necessary and sufficient conditions for unconstrained and constrained nonlinear programs (Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions and others), duality theory for nonlinear programs, second order optimality conditions for constrained problems, and equilibrium problems as extensions to the KKT conditions: nonlinear complementarity and variational inequality formulations.

ENCE 660 Mathematical Methods in Engineering (3 credits)
Selected topics from differential calculus, multiple and line integration, orthogonal series, differential equations, numerical methods, and complex variables.

ENCE 661 Project Cost Accounting and Finance (3 credits)
This course reviews the fundamentals of accounting; examines project cost accounting principles, applications, and impact on profitability; examines the principles of activity based costing; covers the elements involved in cash management; introduces the framework for how projects are financed and the potential impact financing has on the projects; and a framework for evaluating PC based systems and what resources are needed for an effective project cost system.

ENCE 662 Introduction to Project Management (3 credits)
Introduction to project management including: overview and concepts of project management (principles, body of knowledge, strategies); planning successful projects (defining, specifying, delivery options, scheduling, budgeting); implementing (organizing the team, work assignments, team building, effective leadership); executing (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management); and closeout(performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management).

ENCE 663 Management of Design and Construction Organizations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department.
This course examines the management focus of the design and/or construction company and how corporate management is different from, yet relates to, and impacts project management. The company creates the framework within which projects may consistently achieve excellent performance or they may struggle to complete behind schedule, over budget, and not meet the customer's requirements. What makes the difference?

ENCE 664 Legal Aspects of Engineering Design and Construction (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Examines ways in which the legal system affects the design and construction process. Focuses on contract types and the relationships between the parties in different delivery systems. Covers basics of procurement protocols along with negotiating techniques and strategies. Topics include contract law, the relationships between the parties, tort and negligence law, and the statutory principles affecting construction.

ENCE 665 Management of Project Teams (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department.
This course examines the utilization of human resources at the individual, small group, and project team levels. It also examines the multiple modes of effective communications, both human and graphic.

ENCE 666 Cost Engineering and Control (3 credits)
Analytic techniques to estimate and control project costs, including site investigation, quantity takeoff, work analysis and bid preparation. Systematic cost control as related to job production and historical data.

ENCE 667 Project Performance Measurement (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of department.
Examination of various techniques and models used to measure the performance of projects. Topics will include: Critical Path Method (CPM), Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), Gantt charts, project crashing, resource management, capital allocation, forecasting, hypothesis testing, regression analysis, learning curve analysis, goal programming, Monte Carlo simulation, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), Pareto optimality and tradeoff curves as well as basics in linear programming and uncertainity modeling.

ENCE 670 Highway Traffic Characteristics and Measurements (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 470 or permission of instructor.
The study of the fundamental traits and behavior patterns of road users and their vehicles in traffic. The basic characteristics of the pedestrian, the driver, the vehicle, traffic volume and speed, stream flow and intersection operation, parking, and accidents.

ENCE 672 Regional Transportation Planning (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 471 or permission of instructor.
Factors involved and the components of the process for planning statewide and regional transportation systems, encompassing all modes. Transportation planning studies, statewide traffic models, investment models, programming and scheduling.

ENCE 673 Urban Transportation (3 credits)
The contemporary methodology of urban transportation planning. The urban transportation planning process, interdependence between the urban transportation system and the activity system, urban travel demand models, evaluation of urban transportation alternatives and their implementation.

ENCE 674 Urban Transit Planning and Rail Transportation Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 471 or permission of instructor.
Basic engineering components of conventional and high speed railroads and of air cushion and other high speed new technology. The study of urban rail and bus transit. The characteristics of the vehicle, the supporting way, and the terminal requirements will be evaluated with respect to system performance, capacity, cost, and level of service.

ENCE 675 Airport Planning and Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 471 or permission of both department and instructor.
The planning and design of airports including site selection, runway configuration, geometric and structural design of the landing area, and terminal facilities. Methods of financing airports, estimates of aeronautical demand, air traffic control, and airport lighting are also studied.

ENCE 676 Highway Traffic Flow Theory (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE 461 and ENCE 462; or permission of instructor.
An examination of physical and statistical laws that are used to represent traffic flow phenomena. Deterministic models including heat flow, fluid flow, and energy-momentum analogies, car following models, and acceleration noise. Stochastic approaches using independent and Markov processes, Queuing models, and probability distributions.

ENCE 677 OR Models for Transportation Systems Analysis (3 credits)
Fundamental skills and concepts of the quantitative techniques of operations research including: mathematical modeling, linear programming, integer programming, network optimization (shortest paths, minimum spanning trees, minimum cost network flows, maximum flows), heuristics, and basics of probabilistic modeling. Emphasis on the application of these techniques to problems arising in transportation.

ENCE 681 Freight Transportation Analysis (3 credits)
Application of operations research and system analysis methods to freight transportation systems. Cost and output analysis, terminal location, freight transportation demand models, freight transportation network equilibrium models and analytic models for analyzing the operations of rail, motor carrier, water carrier and air cargo systems.

ENCE 688 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (1-3 credits)
Advanced topics selected by the faculty from the current literature of civil engineering to suit the needs and background of students. May be taken for repeated credit when identified by topic title.

ENCE 688J  Advanced Topic in Civil Engineering: Contemporary Water Resources Management (3 credits)
The course examines  uses of water resources and develops an understanding of policy, program and project evaluation for integrated planning and management of these resources. Through use of lectures, guest speakers and student mini-case studies, it reviews the theory and practice of contemporary tradeoff analysis among engineering, socio-cultural, economic, political, and environmental costs and benefits.

ENCE 689 Seminar (1-16 credits)

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ENCE 710 Steel Structures I (3 credits)
Moment connections of beams and columns. Wind bracing connections. Plate girders. Floor systems for buildings. Strengthening of beams and trusses. Corrosion control. Fatigue and fracture.

ENCE 711 Steel Structures II (3 credits)
Plastic analysis and design of beams, rigid frames, eccentrically braced frames, and plates. Design of light-gauge cold-formed members.

ENCE 712 Masonry Structures (3 credits)
Analysis, design and construction of masonry structures. Analysis and design of beams, columns and pilasters, non-load bearing walls, load bearing walls, and shear walls. High rise building design. Composite masonry. Prestressed and post-tensioned masonry. Energy considerations, passive solar design of masonry structures. Recent developments in masonry research.

ENCE 713 Concrete Structures I (3 credits)
The behavior and strength of reinforced concrete members under combined loadings, including the effects of creep, shrinkage and temperature. Mechanisms of shear resistance and design procedures for bond, shear and diagonal tension. Elastic and ultimate strength analysis and design of slabs. Columns in multistory frames. Applications to reinforced concrete structures.

ENCE 714 Concrete Structures II (3 credits)
Fundamental concepts of prestressed concrete. Analysis and design of flexural members including composite and continuous beams with emphasis on load balancing technique. Ultimate strength design for shear. Design of post tensioned flat slabs. Various applications of prestressing including tension members, compression members, circular prestressing, frames and folded plates.

ENCE 715 Earthquake Engineering (3 credits)
Review of SDOF and MDOF structural dynamics; characteristics of earthquakes; philosophies of seismic design; elastic and inelastic response spectra; design for ductility; principles of capacity design; design of structural systems requiring special performance criteria.

ENCE 716 Forensic Engineering (3 credits)
Application of the art and science of engineering in the jurisprudence system. Includes the investigation of the physical causes of accidents and other sources of claims and litigation, preparation of engineering reports, testimony at hearings and trials in administrative or judicial proceedings, and the rendition of advisory opinions to assist the resolution of disputes affecting life and property. Study of the process of failure investigation from initial site visit, through report preparation to adjudication. Emphasis on lessons learned from failures.

ENCE 717 Bridge Structures (3 credits)
Prerequisites: ENCE 255, ENCE 355, and differential equations. Recommended: ENCE 455.
The design and rating of bridge structures in accordance with the AASHTO WSD, LFD, ALFD, and LRFD specifications. Development of the basic strength and performance requirements as defined within AASHTO, area and various foreign codes. Projects requiring the design, rating and ultimate strength evaluations will be assigned for all of the predominate construction types including: simple and continuous span, straight and horizontally curved, non-composite and composite w and box section superstructure elements.

ENCE 718 Advanced Structural Systems (3 credits)
Review of classical determinate and indeterminate analysis technique; multistory buildings; space structures; suspension bridges and cables structures; arches; long span bridges.

ENCE 721 Investment Theory for Project Engineers (3 credits)
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: ENCE 652 or ENCE 721.
An introductory course covering investment theory and its application to project evaluation and selection. Selected topics include: basic theory of interest and fixed income securities; portfolio selection and modification; capital asset pricing; asset price dynamics; derivative securities; and project evaluation using real options.

ENCE 722 Market, Spatial, and Traffic Equilibrium Models in Project Management (3 credits)
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: ENCE 654, ENCE 688M or ENCE 722. Formerly ENCE 654.
Introduction to equilibrium models involving economics and engineering. Topics include: review of relevant optimization theory; the nonlinear complementary problem (NCP) and variational inequality problem formats to solve equilibrium problems; review of relevant game theory, equilibrium models, and algorithms.

ENCE 723 Project Decision Making with Competing Objectives (3 credits)
Introduction to theory and algorithms behind optimization under competing objectives i.e. multi-objective optimization. Explores concepts of dominated solutions, efficient solutions, and approaches to finding such points.

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ENCE 724 Nonlinear Programming in Project Management (3 credits)
Mathematically rigorous nonlinear programming theory relevant to problems in engineering and economics. Includes: classification of optimization problems, directional differentiability, existence and uniqueness results, constrained and unconstrained nonlinear programs, nonlinear complementarity and variational inequity formulations.

ENCE 725 Probabilistic Optimization in Project Management (3 credits)
Introduction to optimization under uncertainty. Includes: chance-constrained programming, reliability programming, value of information, decomposition methods, nonlinear and linear programming theory, and probability theory.

ENCE 730 Environmental and Water Resource Systems II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 630 or permission of instructor.
Advanced topics in operational research. Applications to complex environmental and water resource systems. The use of systems simulation and probabilistic modeling.

ENCE 741 Earth Retaining Structures (3 credits)
Introduction to types and uses of earth retaining structures, and lateral earth pressure concepts and theories. Analysis and design of retaining walls and shoring structures and their bracing systems. These include conventional retaining walls, mechanically stabilized earth walls, cantilever and anchored sheet piling, cellular cofferdams, braced cuts, soil nailing, and the design of tiebacks and anchors. Load and resistance factor design concept will be presented.

ENCE 742 Embankment Dam Design (3 credits)
An overview of embankment dam engineering, including: planning; design (basic design requirements; typical cross-sections; seepage control; embankment stability; freeboard and riprap); construction considerations; surveillance, safety and maintenance; and special dams (small dams; rockfill dams; mine waste; dams in cold climates). Speakers from engineering practice will be included in the lecture series.

ENCE 743 Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (3 credits)
Review of theory of vibration and wave propagation in elastic media. Field and laboratory methods for determining dynamic soil properties. Analysis and design of soil-foundation systems subjected to machinery generated vibrations and methods of foundation isolation. Earthquake causes, magnitude and intensity, seismic hazard evaluation, NEHRP site classification, site response analyses and ground motion amplification, liquefaction and response of earth structures.

ENCE 744 QA/QC and Specification for Highway Materials (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 300.
Factorial Experiments and Analysis. Materials Variability Components: Inherent and Testing Variability. Quality Control/Quality Assurance: Analysis Methods, Assurance Plans and Components. Specifications for Asphalt and Concrete Materials: Method, End-Result, Performance Based. Life Cycle Analysis and Performance Modeling Techniques. Use of Advanced Statistical Analysis for Material Properties Monitoring and Performance Predictions: ANOVA, Time Series, Spatial Data Analysis. Advanced Highway Materials including Polymer Modified and High Performance Asphalt and Concrete.

ENCE 745 Geoenvironmental Site Remediation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 340.
Analysis of various techniques for remediation of contaminated media, applicable regulations and methods of field reconnaissance, invasive and non-invasive methods of site characterization, geoenvironmental monitoring, vertical cut-off walls, caps, soil vapor extraction systems, air sparging, permeable reactive walls, electro-kinetic remediation, waste stabilization and solidification systems.

ENCE 747 Infrastructure and Pavement Management Systems (3 credits)
Pavement and Infrastructure Management Systems. System Engineering. Condition Evaluation and Rating, Non Destructive Methods. Performance Evaluation and Modeling. Economic Analysis, Cost and Benefits. Pavement Management Systems:Overview, A Framework for System Design, Project and Network PMS, Pavement Condition and SHRP Surveys, Costs and Benefits of Improved Levels of Pavement Management. PMS Case Studies . Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Systems Concepts Applied to Design. Implementation of Maintenance Management Systems. Bridge Management Systems: Inspection, Rating, Benefits, e.t.c. Building Management Systems: Critical Issues, Private and Public Ownership, Life Cycle Cost. Infrastructure Management Systems.

ENCE 752 Theory of Aqueous Waste Treatment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 652 and ENCE 653.
Theory and practical design of treating wastewater, hydraulics of plant, cost analysis. Biological oxidation of organics and biological nutrient removal are emphasized. Stabilization and disposal of biosolids will be discussed.

ENCE 753 Unit Operations of Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 651 or ENCE 653.
The fundamental theory of unit operations in the physical, chemical, and biological treatment of water is considered in detail. Coagulation and flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, ion exchange, adsorption, gas transfer, and membrane processes are among topics to be considered. Pollution prevention and waste minimization will be integrated into the course.

ENCE 755 Transformations of Organic Compounds in the Environment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 655.
Focuses on reaction kinetics and mechanisms of organic pollutants transformations. Kinetic principles will be used to calculate or estimate the pollutants' half-lives. Physical-chemical properties of organic pollutants will be used to estimate transformation mechanisms and rates. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of how physico-chemical and structural properties relate with the transformations of organic pollutants.

ENCE 756 Bioremediation (3 credits)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Introduction to microbiological and engineering fundamentals of bioremediation. Coverage will emphasize current and emerging technologies for major classes of environmental contaminants and contaminated site characteristics; relevant microbial ecology, biochemistry and physiology; site data needed to assess the feasibility of the bioremediation option; design and operation of engineered bioremediation systems, including reactor and in situ approaches; monitoring methods for evaluating the success of bioremediation projects; technical evaluation of selected case studies.

ENCE 757 Environmental Engineering Laboratory (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENCE 653 or permission of instructor.
Laboratory experiments to familiarize the student with selected unit operations and processes used in water and wastewater treatment; to gain "hands on" experience in the setup and operation of each experiment; to monitor laboratory parameters; and to analyze data and write a laboratory report.

ENCE 799 Master's Thesis Research (1-6 credits)

ENCE 898 Pre-Candidacy Research (1-8 credits)

ENCE 899 Doctoral Dissertation Research (6 credits)

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