Civil Engineering (CE)

Courses

CE A201 Introduction to Civil Engineering 1 Credit

Introduces students to roles, responsibilities, and capabilities of the various civil engineering sub-disciplines including structural, geotechnical, transportation, environmental, and water resources engineering.

Prerequisites: ENGR A151 with a minimum grade of C and MATH A251 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

CE A334 Properties of Materials 2 Credits

Experimental investigation of the properties of civil engineering materials and the basic principles of mechanics. The development of testing procedures, the use of standard testing procedures, and the interpretation of data are also covered. There is a strong emphasis on technical report writing.

Prerequisites: ES A302 with a minimum grade of C and CE A201 with a minimum grade of C and ES A331 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

Corequisites: CE A334L.

CE A334L Properties of Materials Laboratory 1 Credit

Laboratory testing of civil engineering materials. This course is taught in conjunction with CE A334 Properties of Materials.

Corequisites: CE A334.

CE A344 Water Resources Engineering 3 Credits

Provides a working knowledge of principles and procedures for planning and design of systems for management of water resources.

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C and ES A341L with a minimum grade of C.

CE A402 Transportation Engineering 3 Credits

Introduction to planning and engineering of transportation systems and their functions, components, and operation. Those systems include highways, airports, railroads, and water transportation with emphasis for highways on planning, geometrical design, traffic operations, and design of pavement structures.

Prerequisites: CE A435 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A405 Transportation Engineering I 3 Credits

Introduction to planning and engineering of transportation systems and their functions, components and operation. Those systems include highways, airports, railroads and water transportation. Emphasis is on highway system planning and traffic operations.

Prerequisites: ES A210 with a minimum grade of C and GEO A155 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A406 Transportation Engineering II 3 Credits

Introduces highway systems and their functions, emphasizing highway geometry, safety, operation and pavement design.

Prerequisites: CE A405 with a minimum grade of C and CE A435 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

CE A414 Soil Strength and Slope Stability 3 Credits

Advanced knowledge of soil shear strength properties; analysis of slope stability, including seismic stability and design of slope stabilization; case histories study and applications to cold regions engineering problems.
Registration Restrictions: Senior in civil engineering or instructor permission.
May Be Stacked With: CE A614

Prerequisites: CE A435 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A422 Foundation Engineering 3 Credits

Concepts, principles, and/or procedures related to slope stability, shallow foundations, pile foundations, drilled shafts, lateral earth pressure, retaining walls, sheet pile walls, braced cuts, soil improvement, and reinforced earth structures.

Prerequisites: CE A435 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A423 Traffic Engineering 3 Credits

Traffic engineering studies and analyses, traffic flow theory, traffic control systems design, signalization, and capacity analyses.
May Be Stacked With: CE A623

Prerequisites: CE A402 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A424 Pavement Design 3 Credits

Analysis and design of highway and airport pavements, principles of theoretical and practical approaches for the design of flexible and rigid pavement structures. Methods for asphalt concrete mixture design and performance measures.
May Be Stacked With: CE A624

Prerequisites: CE A334 with a minimum grade of C and ES A331 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A425 Highway Engineering 3 Credits

Geometrical and structural design, construction, and maintenance of highway facilities and associated economic, social, and environmental consequences.
May Be Stacked With: CE A625

Prerequisites: CE A402 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A426 Traffic Modeling and Simulation 3 Credits

Introduces concepts of traffic flow simulation, modeling of driver behavior and application of traffic simulation in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission
May Be Stacked With: CE A626

Prerequisites: CE A405 with a minimum grade of C and ES A302 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A431 Structural Analysis 4 Credits

Review of statically determinate beams and trusses. Discusses shearing, bending moment and influence of line diagrams for statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Includes the study of deflections, elastic lines, an introduction to matrix and computer analyses.

Prerequisites: CE A334 with a minimum grade of C and ES A331 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A432 Steel Design 3 Credits

Essentials of structural design in steel including building code requirements and standard practice for the design of basic structural elements and connections.

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A433 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 Credits

Essentials of structural design in reinforced concrete including building code requirements and standard practice for the design of basic structural elements.

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A435 Soil Mechanics 3 Credits

Concepts, principles, and/or procedures related to soil formation and classification, soil compaction, flow of water in soils, stresses in a soil mass, soil settlement, shear strength of soil, subsoil exploration, and frost action.

Prerequisites: ES A331 with a minimum grade of C and CE A334 with a minimum grade of C.

Corequisites: CE A435L.

CE A437 Project Planning 1 Credit

Introduces the basics in civil engineering project planning and analysis. Defines problem statement and develops goals, objectives; generates alternatives and criteria for evaluation and implementation of civil engineering projects.
Registration Restrictions: Senior standing in Civil Engineering.

CE A438 Design of Civil Engineering Systems 3 Credits

Integrative capstone course for civil engineering students to collaborate in multidisciplinary teams to design a complex civil engineering system that meets client needs while protecting public health and safety. Students apply knowledge and skills learned in their undergraduate curriculum.
Registration Restrictions: Senior standing

Prerequisites: CE A344 or CE A405 or CE A422 or CE A432 or CE A433 or CE A442.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

CE A441 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering and Applied Environmental Science 3 Credits

Introduction to the fundamental theory, analysis and regulations of environmental engineering and applied environmental science. Topics include environmental chemistry, drinking water and wastewater treatment, air pollution and solid waste management.
May Be Stacked With: CE A641

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A106L with a minimum grade of C and MATH A251 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A442 Environmental Systems Design 3 Credits

Design of systems commonly used in environmental engineering practice with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment. Design of unit processes and operations will be performed for both potable water and wastewater treatment. Selection of system components, design and performance calculations and complete engineering reports are required.

Prerequisites: CE A441 with a minimum grade of C and ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A445 Chemical and Physical Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes 3 Credits

The theory and design of chemical and physical unit processes utilized in the treatment of water and wastewater. Advanced theory of common unit processes including sedimentation, floatation, precipitation, disinfection, filtration and aeration will be explored in association with current peer-reviewed literature. Appropriate design considerations will be evaluated.
May Be Stacked With: CE A645

Prerequisites: CE A442 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A446 Biological Treatment Processes 3 Credits

Theory and design of aerobic and anaerobic process for the treatment of wastewater including activated sludge, various surface film reactors, sludge digestion and disposal, and nutrient removal.
May Be Stacked With: CE A646

Prerequisites: CE A442 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A447 Advanced Unit Processes 3 Credits

The theory and design of advanced unit processes with emphasis on emerging disinfectants, ozone and ultraviolet light disinfection, advanced oxidation, sorbents, and membranes; application of these innovative technologies in the drinking water and wastewater arena.
May Be Stacked With: CE A647

Prerequisites: CE A442 with a minimum grade of C or CE A445 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A451 Advanced Structural Analysis 3 Credits

Introduction of the Direct Stiffness Method (Matrix Analysis Method) with computer solutions for two-dimensional and three-dimensional linear-elastic frame and truss structures. Topics include shear deformations, elastic supports and connections, support settlements, thermal loads, and energy formulations of force-displacement relationships.
Registration Restrictions: MATH A314 is recommended
May Be Stacked With: CE A651

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A454 Timber Design 3 Credits

Essentials of structural design in timber including building code requirements and standard practice for the design of basic structural elements, connections and shearwall lateral force resisting systems.
May Be Stacked With: CE A654

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A461 Hydraulic Analysis and Design 3 Credits

This course presents analysis and design techniques for hydraulic facilities including water storage, conveyance, and pumping systems. Industry-standard computer software for hydraulic design will also be introduced.

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A462 Surface Water Dynamics 3 Credits

Open channel flow theory including: steady and unsteady flow, water surface profiles and the impact of hydraulic structures; sediment transport under open channel flow.
May Be Stacked With: CE A662

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A464 Hydrologic Analysis and Design 3 Credits

Presents fundamental concepts of hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, snow cover, evaporation, and groundwater hydraulics. Explains techniques of statistical hydrology and the usage of simulation models. The design of simple hydraulic structures will also be introduced.

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A475 Design of Ports and Harbors 3 Credits

Introduction to planning and design of port and harbor facilities.
Registration Restrictions: Senior standing in BS Civil Engineering program.
May Be Stacked With: CE A675

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A476 Coastal Engineering 3 Credits

Application of linear and nonlinear wave theory to the study of coastal processes and the design of coastal structures; wave transformation processes including wind generation, refraction and diffraction.
May Be Stacked With: CE A676

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A479 Sediment Transport and Coastal Processes 3 Credits

Investigation of sediment transport and coastal processes on beaches and in riverine/estuarine environments. Study of underlying hydrodynamic principles and engineering practices that are used to understand and solve sediment transport and coastal problems.
May Be Stacked With: CE A679

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A610 Engineering Seismology 3 Credits

Covers internal structure of the earth, causes and occurrence of earthquakes, seismic waves and their propagation, seismograms, strong ground motion measurements, accelerometers and seismic network, data processing and interpretation of strong motion records, estimation of ground motion parameters and spatial variability, probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard assessment with special reference to Alaska.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate level or undergraduate senior standing, or instructor permission.

Prerequisites: CE A435 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A611 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 3 Credits

Covers earthquakes and seismology, strong ground motion measurement, seismic hazard analysis, ground response analysis, dynamic soil properties, liquefaction, soil-structure interaction, seismic slope stability, and seismic design of retaining structures, with applications to cold regions geotechnical earthquake engineering problems.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate level or undergraduate senior standing, or instructor approval.

Prerequisites: CE A435 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A612 Advanced Foundation Design 3 Credits

Presents the analysis, design, and construction aspects of deep foundations and other special topics of deep foundations related to cold regions engineering. Specifically, this course will cover lateral earth pressures, lateral support systems, single pile and pile group behavior under vertical and lateral loads, including static and dynamic loading conditions, and the latest development in soil improvement and ground modification techniques. Special foundation engineering issues related to cold regions will also be discussed.
Registration Restrictions: Undergraduate civil engineering senior, graduate standing in engineering, or instructor permission.

Prerequisites: CE A422 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A614 Soil Strength and Slope Stability 3 Credits

Advanced knowledge of soil shear strength properties; analysis of slope stability, including seismic stability and design of slope stabilization; case histories study and applications to cold regions engineering problems.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
May Be Stacked With: CE A414

Prerequisites: CE A435 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A623 Traffic Engineering 3 Credits

Traffic engineering studies and analyses, traffic flow theory, traffic control systems design, signalization, and capacity analyses.
May Be Stacked With: CE A423

Prerequisites: CE A402 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A624 Pavement Design 3 Credits

Analysis and design of highway and airport pavements, principles of theoretical and practical approaches for the design of flexible and rigid pavement structures. Methods for asphalt concrete mixture design and performance measures.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: CE A424

Prerequisites: CE A334 with a minimum grade of C and ES A331 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A625 Highway Engineering 3 Credits

Geometrical and structural design, construction, and maintenance of highway facilities and associated economic, social, and environmental consequences.
Registration Restrictions: Civil engineering major
May Be Stacked With: CE A425

Prerequisites: CE A402 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A626 Traffic Modeling and Simulation 3 Credits

Introduces concepts of traffic flow simulation, modeling of driver behavior, and application of traffic simulation in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
Registration Restrictions: Instructor's permission and graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: CE A426

CE A627 Advanced Traffic Flow Theory 3 Credits

The course presents the different theories of traffic flow, statistical distributions of traffic flow parameters, traffic stream models, various car-following models, and traffic flow models for intersections. The class also presents the methods to analyze traffic performance using shock waves and queuing analysis.
Registration Restrictions: Instructor's permission or graduate standing

CE A631 Structural Finite Elements 3 Credits

Fundamental equations for different finite elements as well as computer modeling of engineering structures using these elements are examined. Basic finite elements for truss, beam, frame and triangular plane elements are discussed in detail. The use of finite element software to solve a variety of structural engineering problems is discussed. The results of actual analysis are critically examined in class.

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A633 Structural Dynamics 3 Credits

Introduces the theory of structural dynamics, including single and multiple-degree-of-freedom systems subjected to earthquake and other dynamic excitations, with emphasis on application to analysis and design of civil engineering structures.

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C and MATH A302 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A634 Structural Earthquake Engineering 3 Credits

Introduces basic seismic concepts and design principles. Criteria for design and construction of structure subject to earthquake ground motions. Also includes technology for reducing earthquake loads through seismic isolation.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate level or undergraduate senior standing, or instructor approval.

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C and CE A633 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A637 Earthquake Resistant Structural Design 3 Credits

Covers the special structural detail requirements for earthquake design in steel, concrete, timber, and masonry.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate level or undergraduate senior standing, or instructor approval.

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C and CE A432 with a minimum grade of C and CE A433 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A639 Loads on Structures 3 Credits

Covers the computation of loads on structures using ASCE 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. The computation of loads (dead, live, soil, flood, snow, wind, and seismic) and probable combinations of loads will be covered.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate level or undergraduate senior standing, or instructor approval.

Prerequisites: CE A431 with a minimum grade of C and CE A435 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A641 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering and Applied Environmental Science 3 Credits

Introduction to the fundamental theory, analysis and regulations of environmental engineering and applied environmental science. Topics include environmental chemistry, drinking water and wastewater treatment, air pollution and solid waste management.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Civil Engineering or enrolled in AEST.
May Be Stacked With: CE A441

CE A645 Chemical and Physical Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes 3 Credits

The theory and design of chemical and physical unit processes utilized in the treatment of water and wastewater. Advanced theory of common unit processes including sedimentation, floatation, precipitation, disinfection, filtration and aeration will be explored in association with current peer-reviewed literature. Appropriate design considerations will be evaluated.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Civil Engineering or instructor permission.
May Be Stacked With: CE A445

CE A646 Biological Treatment Processes 3 Credits

Theory and design of aerobic and anaerobic process for the treatment of wastewater including activated sludge, various surface film reactors, sludge digestion and disposal, and nutrient removal.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Civil Engineering or Applied Environmental Science and Technology.
May Be Stacked With: CE A446

CE A647 Advanced Unit Processes 3 Credits

The theory and design of advanced unit processes with emphasis on emerging disinfectants, ozone and ultraviolet light disinfection, advanced oxidation, sorbents, and membranes; application of these innovative technologies in the drinking water and wastewater arena.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Civil Engineering or instructor permission.
May Be Stacked With: CE A447

CE A651 Advanced Structural Analysis 3 Credits

Introduction of the Direct Stiffness Method (Matrix Analysis Method) with computer solutions for two-dimensional and three-dimensional linear-elastic frame and truss structures. Topics include shear deformations, elastic supports and connections, support settlements, thermal loads, and energy formulations of force-displacement relationships.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor approval.
May Be Stacked With: CE A451

CE A652 Advanced Steel Design 3 Credits

Advanced structural design in steel, including building code requirements and standard practice for the design of steel structures and connections.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor approval.

CE A653 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design 3 Credits

Provides advanced instruction in the design of reinforced concrete structural elements. Topics include deep beams, slender columns, shear walls and two-way slabs. Provides an introduction to the principles and standards of practice for the design of pre-stressed concrete members.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission. Students should have previously completed a course on the design of reinforced concrete structures and also have a working knowledge of the ACI 318 standard of practice.

CE A654 Timber Design 3 Credits

Essentials of structural design in timber including building code requirements and standard practice for the design of basic structural elements, connections and shearwall lateral force resisting systems.
May Be Stacked With: CE A454
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in CE or permission of instructor.

CE A662 Surface Water Dynamics 3 Credits

Open channel flow theory including: steady and unsteady flow, water surface profiles and the impact of hydraulic structures; sediment transport under open channel flow.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Civil Engineering
May Be Stacked With: CE A462

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A663 Ground Water Dynamics 3 Credits

Fundamentals of geohydrology, hydraulics of flow through porous media, well hydraulics, ground water pollution, and ground water resources development.

Prerequisites: ES A341.

CE A674 Waves, Tides, and Ocean Processes for Engineers 3 Credits

Introduction to the physical properties and behavior of sea water with the ocean basins, and the practice of ocean research and engineering. Introduction to the physical properties and behavior of free surface gravity waves, measurements and characterizations of ocean wave climate, and interactions of ocean waves with structures and natural coastal features.
Registration Restrictions: Prerequisite and graduate standing, or instructor permission.

Prerequisites: ES A341.

CE A675 Design of Ports and Harbors 3 Credits

Introduction to planning and design of port and harbor facilities.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Engineering or instructor permission.
May Be Stacked With: CE A475

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A676 Coastal Engineering 3 Credits

Application of linear and nonlinear wave theory to the study of coastal processes and the design of coastal structures; wave transformation processes including wind generation, refraction and diffraction.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in Civil Engineering
May Be Stacked With: CE A476

Prerequisites: ES A341 with a minimum grade of C.

CE A677 Coastal Measurements and Analysis 3 Credits

Review of and practice with modern instrumentation, equipment, sampling and measurement techniques, and methods of analysis for quantitative study of coastal ocean physical processes.
Registration Restrictions: Upper class or graduate standing in Geomatics, Engineering, or Natural Sciences.

CE A678 Design of Ocean Engineering Systems 3 Credits

Introduction to planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works in the ocean.
Registration Restrictions: School of Engineering graduate standing or instructor permission.

Prerequisites: CE A674.

CE A679 Sediment Transport and Coastal Processes 3 Credits

Investigation of sediment transport and coastal processes on beaches and in riverine/estuarine environments. Study of underlying hydrodynamic principles and engineering practices that are used to understand and solve sediment transport and coastal problems.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing in civil engineering or instructor permission.
May Be Stacked With: CE A479

CE A686 Civil Engineering Project 3 Credits

Civil and Arctic Engineering project arranged among the advisor, graduate advisory committee and student to solve a practical engineering problem.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing with a minimum of 9 graduate credits.

CE A690 Selected Topics in Civil Engineering 3 Credits

Study of selected topics in Civil Engineering.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing or instructor permission.

CE A698 Individual Research 1-9 Credits

A course to be designed between the student and faculty member to allow students the chance to pursue advanced research interests in engineering at the MS level.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor permission

CE A699 Thesis 1-9 Credits

Individual study of an advanced engineering problem resulting in a thesis.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor approval