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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chair

James A. Smith

Acting Chair

Catherine A. Peters (fall)

Departmental Representative

Catherine A. Peters

Director of Graduate Studies

 Kelly K. Caylor

Professor

Michael A. Celia

Peter R. Jaffé

Denise L. Mauzerall, also Woodrow Wilson School

Catherine A. Peters

Jean-Hervé Prévost

Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe

George W. Scherer

James A. Smith

Eric F. Wood

Visiting Professor

Ignacio Paya-Zaforteza, Kenan Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching

Associate Professor

Elie Bou-Zeid

Kelly K. Caylor

Maria E. Garlock

Mark A. Zondlo

Assistant Professor

Sigrid M. Adriaenssens

Branko Glišić

Ning Lin

Claire E. White

Associated Faculty

Ilhan Aksay, Chemical and Biological Engineering

Lars O. Hedin, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton Environmental Institute

Michael G. Littman, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Forrest M. Meggers, Architecture, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

François Morel, Geosciences

Satish C. Myneni, Geosciences

Guy J. Nordenson, Architecture

Tullis C. Onstott, Geosciences

Jorge L. Sarmiento, Geosciences

Bess B. Ward, Geosciences

Gerard Wysocki, Electrical Engineering


Information and Departmental Plan of Study

Requirements for study in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering follow the general requirements for the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the University. The student's course of study is planned in consultation with the departmental representative and the academic adviser and requires a year-long thesis, which counts as two courses. The CEE curriculum is sufficiently flexible to provide opportunities for students to pursue certificate programs across the University, and to do study-abroad in the junior year.

Program of Study

The department offers five sub-plan options: architecture and engineering, environmental engineering, geological engineering, structural engineering, and engineering and the liberal arts. In the freshman year, students should complete the mathematics basic science, computing, and writing requirements common to all B.S.E. programs. At the end of the freshman year, the student declares CEE as a major and selects one of the subplans. Course requirements include engineering science courses, engineering design courses, a senior thesis, and program electives. For all but the non-ABET accredited tracks, there are additional math and science requirements that are normally satisfied by taking MAE 305 Mathematics in Engineering, ORF 245 Fundamentals of Engineering Statistics and GEO 203 Fundamentals of Solid Earth Science. In total, a student's program of study must include a minimum of fourteen engineering courses, with the exception of students in the non-ABET accredited tracks.

The selection of a sub-plan provides a guide in the selection of program electives. A student's program electives must provide a coherent sequence in the student's area of interest. Approval is based on agreement from the advisor and the departmental representative. For a list of pre-approved electives, consult the CEE Yellow Book. In addition, all candidates for the B.S.E. degree are required to satisfy the general University and School of Engineering and Applied Science requirements.

Architecture and Engineering. Structural engineers should have a sensitivity to the setting and the form of structures such as bridges, towers, and long-span roofs. Studies in architecture give engineering students such a perspective. This program, offered jointly by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture, presents a unique opportunity to integrate engineering and architectural design by combining the curricula of the two schools. A certificate is awarded to all students who successfully complete the program. Students interested in this program must choose between two options, as described below.

Architecture and Engineering: Structures Focus

In the structures-focus option, the requirements include a strong emphasis on civil and environmental engineering. This track is designed for students who intend to become practicing engineers and may go to graduate school in architecture or engineering. This track is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the program in civil engineering. This track has architecture course requirements beyond the normal requirements in civil and environmental engineering.

Engineering science requirements (eight courses):

CEE 205 Mechanics of Solids
CEE 262A Structures and the Urban Environment
CEE 303 Introduction to Environmental Engineering, or CEE 304 Environmental Implications of Energy Technologies, or CEE 306 Hydrology, or CEE 307 Field Ecohydrology
CEE 312 Statics of Structures
CEE 361 Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Element Methods
CEE 364 Materials in Civil Engineering
CEE 365 Soil Mechanics
ARC 374 Computational Design

Engineering design requirements (two courses):

CEE 366 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CEE 461 or 462 Design of Large-Scale Structures: Buildings/Bridges

Independent Work (two courses)
CEE 478 Senior Thesis (Counts as two courses)

Track Specific Requirements (three courses):

ARC 203 Introduction to Architectural Thinking
ARC 204 Introduction to Architectural Design
ARC Junior Independent Work (Fall)

Program elective requirements (one or more courses): Students in this sub-plan must take one more program elective and it must be an engineering course.

Architecture and Engineering: Architecture Focus

In the architecture-focus option, the requirements include a strong emphasis on architecture theory, history, and practice. This track is designed for students planning to do graduate work in architecture or to practice engineering in consultation with architects and planners. Students choosing this option do a senior thesis under the direction of advisers from both the School of Architecture and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Engineering science requirements (six courses):

CEE 205 Mechanics of Solids
CEE 262A Structures and the Urban Environment
CEE 312 Statics of Structures or CEE 361 Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Element Methods
CEE 364 Materials in Civil Engineering
ARC 311 Building Science and Technology: Building Systems
ARC 374 Computational Design

Engineering design requirements (two courses):

CEE 366 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CEE 461 or 462 Design of Large Scale Structures: Buildings/Bridges

Independent Work (two courses)
CEE 478 Senior Thesis (Counts as two courses)

Track specific requirements (six courses):

ARC 203 Introduction to Architectural Thinking
ARC 204 Introduction to Architectural Design
ARC 403 Topics in the History and Theory of Architecture
ARC 404 Advanced Design Studio

ARC Junior Independent Work (Fall)
ARC Junior Independent Work (spring)

Program elective requirements (two courses): Students in this program must take two or more program electives, normally selected from a pre-approved list of courses in CEE, architecture and art.

Environmental Engineering. This track is designed for students who wish to pursue a career related to the environment, whether in engineering, law, business, public policy, hydrological, or health and epidemiological sciences, and for students who wish to continue on to advanced graduate studies in environmental engineering (or a related earth science discipline). Course work in environmental engineering focuses on analysis of a large range of environmental problems as well as engineering design of innovative solutions to these problems. This is done through a combination of course work in hydrological sciences, environmental sciences, and geology, applied to different environmental settings, and environmental engineering design. The environmental engineering track is closely linked to the Environmental Studies Program of the Princeton Environmental Institute. This track is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the program in Civil Engineering. Students normally take the following courses:

Engineering science requirements (eight courses):

CEE 205 Mechanics of Solids
CEE 303 Introduction to Environmental Engineering, or CEE 304 Environmental Implications of Energy Technologies
CEE 305 Environmental Fluid Mechanics
CEE 306 Hydrology or CEE 307 Field Ecohydrology
CEE 308 Environmental Engineering Lab
CEE 361 Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Element Methods
CEE 364 Materials in Civil Engineering or CEE 365 Soil Mechanics
MAE 222 Mechanics of Fluids

Engineering design (two courses):

CEE 471 Introduction to Water Pollution Technology
CEE 477 Engineering Design for Sustainable Development

Independent Work (two courses)
CEE 478 Senior Thesis (Counts as two courses)

Program elective requirements (three courses): No more than one program elective can be at the 200 level. For the environmental engineering track, at least one of the program electives must be an engineering course.

Geological Engineering. Geological engineering is the application of science to problems and projects involving Earth, its physical environment, Earth materials, and natural resources. The curriculum, offered in cooperation with the Department of Geosciences, is specially designed for the student who wishes to build upon the freshman and sophomore mathematics and engineering courses as a basis for studies in the earth sciences. Typical areas of concentration are water resources, engineering geology, earth resources, geotechnical engineering, geophysics, geochemistry, and atmospheres and oceans. This track is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the program in Civil Engineering. In addition to the general requirements of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the following courses are required:

Engineering science requirements (eight courses):

CEE 205 Mechanics of Solids
CEE 303 Introduction to Environmental Engineering, or CEE 304 Environmental Implications of Energy Technologies
CEE 305 (GEO 375) Environmental Fluid Mechanics or CEE 311 (GEO 311) Global Air Pollution
CEE 306 Hydrology or CEE 307 Field Ecohydrology
CEE 308 Environmental Engineering Laboratory or GEO 300 Summer Course in Geologic Field Methods
CEE 361 Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Element Methods
CEE 365 Soil Mechanics (lab), or CEE 370 (GEO 370) Sedimentology (field course)
One course selected from the following list:
CEE 360 (GEO 361) - Physics of the Ocean and Atmosphere
GEO 363 Environmental Geochemistry
GEO 366 - Current and Future Climate
CEE 417 (GEO 417) - Environmental Microbiology
GEO 418 - Environmental Aqueous Geochemistry
CEE 424 (GEO 424) - Seismology
GEO 430 - Climate and The Terrestrial Biosphere
GEO 441 - Computational Geophysics
GEO 470 - Environmental Chemistry of Soils
GEO 499 - Environmental Change, Poverty and Conflict

Engineering design requirements (two courses):

CEE 471 (GEO 471) Introduction to Water Pollution Technology
CEE 477 Engineering Design for Sustainable Development

Independent Work (two courses)
CEE 478 Senior Thesis (Counts as two courses)

Program elective requirement (three courses): No more than one program elective can be at the 200 level. For the geological engineering track, two of the three required program electives must be engineering courses.

Structural Engineering. Structural engineering is concerned with the analysis and design of civil engineering structures with an emphasis on buildings, bridges, stadiums, dams, and foundations. Particular emphasis is given to the design of these structures to resist earthquake and wind loads. The program is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in continuing to advanced graduate studies or who plan to go into engineering practice and consulting. This track is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the program in Civil Engineering. Its basic aim is the preparation of flexible and innovative graduates who can address the novel problems of modern engineering. Students in this program have the chance to interact directly with some of the best design and consulting companies in structural engineering. Students normally take the following courses:

Engineering science requirements (eight courses):

CEE 205 Mechanics of Solids
CEE 262A Structures and the Urban Environment
CEE 303 Introduction to Environmental Engineering, or CEE 304 Environmental Implications of Energy Technologies
CEE 306 Hydrology or CEE 307 Field Ecohydrology
Any two from: CEE 308 Environmental Engineering Laboratory, CEE 364 Materials in Civil Engineering, or CEE 365 Soil Mechanics
CEE 312 Statics of Structures
CEE 361 Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Element Methods

Engineering design requirements (two courses):

CEE 366 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
CEE 461 or 462 Design of Large-Scale Structures: Buildings/Bridges

Independent Work (two courses)
CEE 478 Senior Thesis (Counts as two courses)

Program elective requirements (three courses): For the structural engineering track, three program electives are required and at least one must be an engineering course.

Engineering and the Liberal Arts. This program is designed for students who wish to obtain an engineering background as a foundation for a wide range of careers, such as medicine, law, public policy, visual arts, or engineering studies in materials, ethics, or history. Course work in this track should integrate engineering courses in a coherent manner with the topic of interest to the student. The track is designed to be rigorous, yet allow for a wide degree of flexibility in the course of studies.

All students in engineering and the liberal arts are required to take a minimum of six courses in engineering sciences that stress design and analytical methods in civil and environmental engineering. The program electives should form a coherent sequence of at least four courses in the student's area of interest, and junior independent research is strongly recommended as a program elective. This is followed by the senior thesis. In the junior independent research and senior thesis, students should relate their topics of interest to engineering problems. Students normally take the following courses:

Engineering Science Requirement (six courses): A minimum of six CEE courses, of which at least three should be at the 300 level or above. At least one of the 300-level courses has to have a laboratory component.

Independent Work (two courses)
CEE 478 Senior Thesis (Counts as two courses)

Program Electives (seven courses): Seven program electives are required and these should include a coherent sequence of at least four courses in the student's area of interest three of which should be at the 300 level or above.

Collectively the selection of engineering science requirements and electives should form a coherent program of study, which needs to be approved by the advisor. At least eight of these courses must be at the 300 level or above. Junior independent research is strongly encouraged.

Study Abroad

Study abroad can be used to enhance and diversify the educational experience of departmental majors. Courses taken during foreign study may be preapproved for credit as departmental requirements by the departmental representative. Study abroad has served as a valuable option for junior independent work and in providing research material for the senior thesis. Students considering study abroad should consult with the departmental representative as early as possible.


Courses


CEE 102A Engineering in the Modern World (also EGR 102A/MAE 102A)   Fall HA

Lectures and readings focus on bridges, railroads, power plants, steamboats, telegraph, highways, automobiles, aircraft, computers, and the microchip. Historical analysis provides a basis for studying societal impact by focusing on scientific, political, ethical, and aesthetic aspects in the evolution of engineering over the past two and a half centuries. The precepts and the papers will focus historically on engineering ideas including the social and political issues raised by these innovations and how they were shaped by society as well as how they helped shape culture. Two lectures, one preceptorial. M. Littman

CEE 102B Engineering in the Modern World (also EGR 102B/MAE 102B)   Fall STL

Lectures and readings focus on bridges, railroads, power plants, steamboats, telegraph, highways, automobiles, aircraft, computers, and the microchip. We study some of the most important engineering innovations since the industrial revolution. The laboratory centers on technical analysis that is the foundation for design of these major innovations. The experiments are modeled after those carried out by the innovators themselves, whose ideas are explored in the light of the social environment within which they worked. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. M. Littman

CEE 105 Lab in Conservation of Art (also ART 105/EGR 105)   Not offered this year STL

This course examines how environmental factors (acid, rain, ice, salts, biota) damage sculpture and monuments made of stone and masonry, paintings on wood, and sculptures in bronze. It examines campus buildings that illustrate each type of damage and uses a visit to the Cloisters Museum to learn how those medieval buildings are protected. Lectures on structure and properties of materials and mechanisms of attack. Labs include quantifying water movement through stone, damage from freezing and salts, strength of mortars, protective effects of sealants and consolidants, effect of moisture on wood. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory. G. Scherer

CEE 205 Mechanics of Solids   Fall STN

This course teaches fundamental principles of solid mechanics. Equilibrium equations, reactions, internal forces, stress, strain, Mohr's circle, and Hooke's law. Analysis of the stress and deformation in simple structural members for safe and stable engineering design. Axial force in bars, torsion in shafts, bending and shearing in beams, stability of elastic columns, strain transformation, stress transformation, circle of Mohr, combined loadings, design project. Two lectures, one class. Prerequisites: MAT 104, PHY 103. S. Adriaenssens

CEE 208 Mechanics of Fluids (see MAE 222)

CEE 242 The Experience of Modernity: A Survey of Modern Architecture in the West (see ART 242)

CEE 262A Structures and the Urban Environment (also ARC 262A/EGR 262A/URB 262A/ART 262)   Spring LA

This course focuses on structural engineering as a new art form begun during the Industrial Revolution and flourishing today in long-span bridges, thin shell concrete vaults, and tall buildings. Through laboratory experiments students study the scientific basis for structural performance and thereby connect external forms to the internal forces in the major works of structural engineers. Students examine contemporary exemplars that are essential to the understanding of 21st century structuring of cities with illustrations taken from various cities in the U.S. and abroad. Two lectures, one preceptorial. M. Garlock

CEE 262B Structures and the Urban Environment (also ARC 262B/EGR 262B/URB 262B)   Spring STL

This course focuses on structural engineering as a new art form begun during the Industrial Revolution and flourishing today in long-span bridges, thin shell concrete vaults, and tall buildings. Through laboratory experiments students study the scientific basis for structural performance and thereby connect external forms to the internal forces in the major works of structural engineers. Students examine contemporary exemplars that are essential to the understanding of 21st century structuring of cities with illustrations taken from various cities in the U.S. and abroad. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. M. Garlock

CEE 263 Rivers and the Regional Environment   Not offered this year QR

River basins are the fundamental frameworks for examining the natural environment and its interaction with the works of society. These works, exemplified by major dams, are the basis for the agricultural and industrial development of a modern society. The course will explore the history, science, and engineering of water resource development and the design of large-scale structures related to that development. Two lectures, one preceptorial. , J. Smith Staff

CEE 302 Advanced Analysis of Environmental Systems (see ENV 302)

CEE 303 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (also ENV 303/URB 303)   Not offered this year STN

The course introduces the students to the basic chemical and physical processes of relevance in environmental engineering. Mass and energy balance and transport concepts are introduced and the chemical principles governing reaction kinetics and phase partitioning are presented. We then turn our focus to the application of these principles in environmental engineering problems related to water and air pollution. Two 80-minute lectures. Prerequisite: CHM 201 or MAT 104 or instructor's permission. C. Peters

CEE 305 Environmental Fluid Mechanics (also GEO 375/ENE 305)   Not offered this year STN

The course starts by introducing the conservation principles and related concepts used to describe fluids and their behavior. Mass conservation is addressed first, with a focus on its application to pollutant transport problems in environmental media. Momentum conservation, including the effects of buoyancy and earth's rotation, is then presented. Fundamentals of heat transfer are then combined with the first law of thermodynamics to understand the coupling between heat and momentum transport. We then proceed to apply these laws to study air and water flows in various environmental systems, with a focus on the atmospheric boundary layer. E. Bou-Zeid

CEE 306 Hydrology   Spring STN

Analysis of fundamental processes affecting the dynamics of the hydrologic cycle. These include precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff, and groundwater flow. Governing equations will be developed and applications will be considered for a range of hydrologic systems. Concepts and techniques for design of water projects will also be covered. Students will be encouraged to solve problems in Matlab. Prior experience with Matlab is not required. Three lectures. Prerequisite: MAT 201, may be taken concurrently. J. Smith

CEE 307 Field Ecohydrology (also EEB 305)   Spring STL

This three-week course, offered as part of a four-course study abroad semester, takes place at Princeton Univeristy's Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya. The course will provide an introduction to the principles of hydrological sciences via the development and application of instrumentation for characterizing surface/subsurface hydrological dynamics in field settings. Lectures and field activities will address the theory of operation, design, and implementation of methods used to quantify hydrological patterns and processes. Prerequisite: MAT 201. K. Caylor

CEE 308 Environmental Engineering Laboratory   Spring STL

Designed to teach experimental measurement techniques in environmental engineering and their interpretations. Analytical techniques to assess biodegradation of wastes, lake eutrophication, non-point source pollution, and transport of contaminants in surface and groundwater, as well as hydrologic measurements to determine river and groundwater discharges, and soil-moisture dynamics in response to precipitation events will be conducted. One three-hour laboratory plus one lecture per week. Prerequisites: CEE 303 and CEE 306 or Permission of Instructor. CEE 306 may be taken concurrently. P. Jaffé

CEE 311 Global Air Pollution (also CHM 311/GEO 311/ENE 311)   Fall

The chemical and physical processes involved in the transformation, transport, sources, and sinks of air pollutants on local to global scales. Topics include photochemical smog, particulate matter, greenhouse gases, and stratospheric ozone depletion. Students will have the unique opportunity to analyze chemical and physical data acquired in real-time from the NSF Gulfstream-V research aircraft as it probes the atmosphere from the Earth's surface to the lower stratosphere over a latitudinal range from the Arctic to the Antarctic. A wide range of environments will be studied, from very clean, remote portions of the globe to urban megacities. M. Zondlo

CEE 312 Statics of Structures   Spring STN

Presents the fundamental principles of structural analysis, determination of internal forces, and deflections under the static load conditions, and introduces the bending theory of plane beams and the basic energy theorems. The theory of the first order will be developed for continuous girders, frames, arches, suspension bridges, and trusses, including both statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Basic principles for construction of influence lines and determination of extreme influences will be presented. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Prerequisite: CEE 205. B. Glisic

CEE 323 Modern Solid Mechanics (see MAE 223)

CEE 334 Global Environmental Issues (also WWS 452/ENV 334/ENE 334)   Spring STN

This course examines a set of global environmental issues including population growth, ozone layer depletion, climate change, air pollution, the environmental consequences of energy supply and demand decisions and sustainable development. It provides an overview of the scientific basis for these problems and examines past, present and possible future policy responses. Individual projects, presentations, and problem sets are included. Prerequisites: AP Chemistry, CHM 201, or permission of instructor. D. Mauzerall

CEE 350 Introduction to Differential Equations (see APC 350)

CEE 360 Physics of Earth, the Habitable Planet (see GEO 361)

CEE 361 Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Element Methods (also MAE 325)   Fall QR

Basic concepts of matrix structural analysis. Direct stiffness method. Axial force member. Beam bending member. Formation of element stiffness matrix. Assembling of global stiffness matrix. Introduction of boundary conditions. Solution of linear algebraic equations. Special analysis procedures. The finite-element method. Introduction and basic formulation, heat diffusion, plain stress and plain strain elasticity problems. Plate bending problems. The use and implementation of structural analysis and finite element computer codes using MATLAB is emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: CEE 205/MAE 223 or permission of instructor. J. Prévost

CEE 362 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering   Not offered this year STN

Analysis of forces and deformations in structures under dynamic loads. Idealization as discrete parameter systems. Single and multiple degrees of freedom. Response analysis under free vibration, harmonic, impulsive and random dynamic loads. Time and frequency domains. Earthquake phenomena from the engineering point of view. Seismic waves and power spectra. Measurement of strong ground motion. The concepts of response spectra, structural response to earthquakes, design criteria, and seismic safety. Prerequisite: 361 or instructor Staff

CEE 364 Materials in Civil Engineering (also ARC 364)   Spring STL

Lectures on structure and properties of building materials including concrete (conventional and low CO2), steel, asphalt and wood; fracture mechanics; strength testing; mechanisms of deterioration (corrosion; freeze-thaw cycles, pollution). Labs on brittle fracture, heat treatment of steel, strength of concrete, mechanical properties of wood. Prerequisites: CEE 205 C. White, G. Scherer

CEE 365 Soil Mechanics   Not offered this year

General introduction to physical and engineering properties of soils. Soil classification and identification methods. Soil exploration, sampling, and in situ testing techniques. Permeability, seepage, and consolidation phenomena. Bearing capacity, equations, stress distributions and settlements. Slope stability and lateral pressures. Prerequisite: CEE 205 or permission of instructor. J. Prévost

CEE 366 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures   Fall STN

Materials in reinforced concrete. Flexural analysis and design of beams. Shear and diagonal tension in beams. Short columns. Frames. Serviceability. Bond, anchorage, and development length. Slabs. Special topics. Introduction to design of steel structures. Two 90-minute lectures. Prerequisite: CEE 205. M. Garlock

CEE 370 Sedimentology (see GEO 370)

CEE 375 Independent Study   Fall

Independent Study in the student's area of interest. The work must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member and must result in a final paper. Permission of advisor and instructor are required. Open to sophomores and juniors. Must fill out Independent Study form. C. Peters

CEE 376 Independent Study   Spring

Independent research in the student's area of interest. The work must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member, and must result in a final paper. Students must obtain prior approval of a faculty member to serve as research advisor, and Hand in to E-211 E-Quad the Independent Research Proposal Project form signed by your advisor & the dept rep. Open to sophomores and juniors. C. Peters

CEE 417 Environmental Microbiology (see GEO 417)

CEE 423 Dynamic Meteorology (see GEO 423)

CEE 424 Introductory Seismology (see GEO 424)

CEE 455 Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (see ELE 455)

CEE 460 Risk Analysis   Spring QR

Fundamentals of probabilistic risk analysis. Stochastic modeling of hazards. Estimation of extremes. Vulnerability modeling of natural and built environment. Evaluation of failure chances and consequences. Reliability analysis. Decision analysis and risk management. Case studies involving natural hazards, including earthquakes, extreme wind, rainfall flooding, storm surge, hurricanes, and climate change, and their induced damage and economic losses. Not open to freshmen. Prerequisites: Basic probability and statistics course. N. Lin

CEE 461 Design of Large-Scale Structures: Buildings   Spring STN

This course will focus on the structural design of buildings and is open to students of engineering and of architecture who meet the prerequisites. The course will culminate in a major building design project incorporating knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. Structural design is considered from concept development to the completion of detailed design while incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Not Open to Freshmen. Prerequisites: both CEE 312 and CEE 366, or permission from the instructor. Staff

CEE 462 Design of Large-Scale Structures: Bridges   Not offered this year STN

The design of bridges is considered from the conceptual phase up to the final design phase. The following issues are addressed in this course: types of bridges, design codes, computer modeling of bridges, seismic analysis and design, seismic retrofit design, inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation of bridges, movable bridges, bridge aerodynamics, organization of a typical engineering firm, marketing for engineering work. Several computer codes are used in this course. Prerequisite: CEE 366 or CEE 361, or instructor's permission. Staff

CEE 463 A Social and Multi-Dimensional Exploration of Structures   Fall

The class has pedagogical objectives related to the spatial relations of dimensions and time (sustainability and society).It develops the students' skills in drawing, model making, writing, oral communication, and advanced engineering analysis.The course is focused on a study of one theme that changes every year. Two three-hour studios per week with lectures included.Prerequisites: both CEE205 and CEE312 M. Garlock, I. Payá-Zaforteza

CEE 471 Introduction to Water Pollution Technology (also GEO 471/URB 471)   Fall STN

An introduction to the science and engineering of water quality management and pollution control in natural systems; fundamentals of biological and chemical transformations in natural waters; identification of sources of pollution; water and wastewater treatment methods; fundamentals of water quality modeling.Two 90-minute lectures and field trips.Open to Juniors and Seniors Only. Prerequisites: Student should have some background in chemistry and an interest in water pollution problems. P. Jaffé

CEE 472 Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing   Not offered this year STN

The structure and evolution of precipitation systems are examined, including the dynamical and microphysical processes that control the spatial and temporal distribution of precipitation. The fundamentals of remote sensing of aerosols, clouds and precipitation are introduced. Related topics in hydrology and hydraulics are covered. Three lectures. Prerequisite: instructor's permission. J. Smith

CEE 474 Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (also ENV 474)   Not offered this year STN

This class is an introduction to physical computing using the Arduino platform, with the goal of developing environmental sensors that talk to the internet over cellular networks. You will learn to develop computer code and wire electronics, as well as learn the nuts and bolts of the internet, including linux utilities, mysql, python, and sms. Not Open to Freshmen. K. Caylor

CEE 477 Engineering Design for Sustainable Development (also ENE 477)   Fall STN

Students will design several features of a LEED-certified building project. Features that will be considered include ground source heat pumps; ventilation; photovoltaics (PV); insulation; glazing; green materials; and storm water management systems, including a green roof, porous parking lots, and the gray water usage. Ventilation will be designed considering the potential for vapor emissions from building materials. Energy software will be used to determine the carbon footprint of alternative designs. Two 90-minute lectures. Prerequisite: CEE 303 or equivalent with instructor's permission. Open to Seniors and Graduate students only. R. Harris

CEE 478 Senior Thesis   Fall, Spring

A formal report on research involving analysis, synthesis, and design, directed toward improved understanding and resolution of a significant problem in civil and environmental engineering. The research is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member, and the thesis is defended by the student at a public examination before a faculty committee. The senior thesis is equivalent to a year-long study and is recorded as a double course in the spring. C. Peters