CIV E - Civil Engineering

Offered By:
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Engineering

Below are the courses available from the CIV E subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

CIV E 221 - Environmental Engineering Fundamentals View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3/2)

Basic mechanisms of chemistry, biology, and physics relevant to environmental engineering processes. Principles of equilibrium reactions and kinetics, mass transfer and material balances, microbial growth and kinetics, water, energy, and nutrient cycles. Applications to environmental engineering systems as biological degradation, mass and energy movement through the environment, and design of water and wastewater treatment systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 103 and CHEM 105.


CIV E 240 - Technical Communications View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 1-2S-0)

Written and oral communications in civil engineering; lectures and practice on presentation of oral and written reports, including technical proposals; progress reports; field inspection reports; consulting reports; and coverage of elements of ethics, equity, concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship, public and worker safety and health considerations including the context of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. Seminars and practice in developing effective search strategies for technical information. A written report must be submitted by each student.


CIV E 250 - Plane Surveying View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-3)

Basic surveying concepts and instrumentation, measurement errors, coordinate systems, leveling, traversing, layout surveys, earthwork volumes, conventional, and digital mapping, GIS concepts, aerial photography, and GPS. Prerequisites: MATH 101 and 102.


CIV E 251 - Survey School View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 4)(2ND TR S/S, 1 WEEK)

Practical exercises in field methods; project type of assignments; field astronomy; electronic distance measuring instruments. Note: Survey School is held off campus. Prerequisite: CIV E 250.


CIV E 265 - Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 2-0-3)

Multiview representation, pictorial views of three-dimensional objects. Computer-aided graphics using AutoCAD.


CIV E 270 - Mechanics of Deformable Bodies I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-3)

Plane stress and strain; stress-strain relationships; stresses and deformations resulting from axial and transverse loads; buckling of columns; torsion of circular sections; combined stress; statically indeterminate problems. Laboratory to demonstrate mechanical properties and verify assumptions of analysis. Prerequisites: ENGG 130 and MATH 101.


CIV E 295 - Civil Engineering Analysis II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-2)

Application of numerical methods to civil engineering problems. Prerequisites: ENCMP 100 and MATH 102.


CIV E 303 - Project Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3/2)

Planning and scheduling; theories and techniques of project management.


CIV E 315 - Transportation Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Transportation systems and their elements. Principles of transportation planning. Traffic volume, capacity, speed, density, and safety. Fundamentals of traffic control. Principles of highway planning. Highway and terrain. Vehicular motion. Horizontal and vertical geometric design. Cost/benefit analysis in highway design. Earthwork and mass diagram. Flexible and rigid pavement design. Prerequisite: CIV E 250.


CIV E 321 - Principles of Environmental Modeling and Risk View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3/2)

Introduction modeling environmental processes to predict the movement of water and fate of contaminants in the hydrologic cycle. Principles of mass transfer, conservation of mass, environmental transformations, nutrient enrichment and depletion are developed. Introduction to storm events, rainfall, runoff, stream discharge and stormwater management. Applications of modeling results to the quantification of risk using examples from hydrology, water pollution and health protection and development of environmental regulations. Prerequisite: CIV E 221. Corequisite: CIV E 330.


CIV E 330 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-1S-0)

Fluid properties; dimensional analysis; hydrostatics; fundamental equations of fluid motion; laminar, turbulent and inviscid flows; boundary layers and flow around immersed bodies; elementary building aerodynamics. Prerequisite: MATH 209. Corequisite: MATH 201.


CIV E 331 - Applied Hydraulics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3/2)

Introduction to applied hydraulics; control volume methods, open channel hydraulics, pipe systems, pumps, distribution and collection system hydraulics and design. Prerequisite: CIV E 330. Corequisite: either CIV E 221 or ENV E 325.


CIV E 372 - Structural Analysis I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-2S-0)

Introduction to structural loads; deformations of statically determinate beams, trusses and frames; influence lines; analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformations, slope deflection and moment distribution; direct stiffness analysis. Prerequisite: CIV E 270.


CIV E 374 - Structural Design I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Introduction to limit states design, common framing systems, design loads, and load path evaluation. Behaviour and design of steel members and connections. Prerequisite: CIV E 372.


CIV E 381 - Soil Mechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITH/SP/SU, 3-0-3)

Compaction; site investigation; theories of water seepage; effective stress principles; settlement; strength and mechanical properties; introduction to retaining structures, foundation, and slope stability. Prerequisite: EAS 210.


CIV E 391 - Civil Engineering Materials View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Classification of soils. Properties of Portland cement concrete related to micro- and macro-structure and constituent materials. Properties of bituminous materials and design of bituminous mixes. Prerequisite: MAT E 202 or ENV E 220.


CIV E 395 - Civil Engineering Analysis III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-2/2)

The formulation of partial differential equations for modeling civil engineering problems. Introduction to analytical and numerical solution techniques. Prerequisites: MATH 201, MATH 209 and CIV E 295.


CIV E 398 - Introduction to Continuum Mechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(FIRST, 3-1S-0)

Stress, strain and displacements in two and three dimensions. Constitutive equations. Governing equations of elasticity and simple solutions. Strain energy and virtual work. Theories of failure. Prerequisites: CIV E 270 and MATH 209.


CIV E 406 - Construction Estimating, Planning, and Control View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3/2)

Introduction to elements of construction, planning, scheduling, and cost estimating. Familiarization with quantity take-off, estimate preparation, cost recovery, resource allocation, project scheduling, risk analysis, and bid preparation. Prerequisite: CIV E 303.


CIV E 409 - Construction Methods View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Principles of building, heavy and bridge construction; wood and formwork design, stability during construction, economics of equipment selection, movement of material on construction sites, safety, and constructability issues. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisites: CIV E 303 and 372. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students, or by consent of the Department.


CIV E 411 - Transportation Engineering II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(FIRST, 3-0-3/2)

Traffic operations and network analysis, traffic stream flow and roadway analysis, weaving and interchange ramp analysis, intersection traffic control measures and control design, progressive signal system design, traffic flow prediction, road network simulation and assignment algorithms, motor vehicle accident analysis; and field data collection method. Prerequisite: CIV E 315.


CIV E 419 - Transportation Engineering: Highway Planning and Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Planning and design of highway transportation systems, including development, planning process, data collection, procedures for future developments, evaluation of transportation plans, and design of highway transportation facilities. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 411. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.


CIV E 429 - Environmental Engineering Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Fundamentals of municipal planning and design of water supply, water and wastewater treatment, storm water management, or wastewater collection and management systems. Course includes design projects, field trips, and presentations. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisites: CIV E 321 and ENV E 421. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.


CIV E 431 - Water Resources Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3/2)

Hydrotechnical analysis, including: advanced open channel hydraulics; advanced surface water hydrology; groundwater and well hydraulics; and environmental hydraulics. Prerequisites: CIV E 321, 331.


CIV E 439 - Water Resources Engineering Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Design of hydraulic structures and river engineering works, including: dams, spillways, energy dissipators, bridges, culverts, erosion protection and river training works. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 431. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.


CIV E 459 - Biomedical Engineering Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Application of civil and mechanical engineering principles to different topics in biomechanical engineering design. Topics may include: experimental tissues, bone engineering, computational biomechanics, numerical modeling for different mechanical and biological processes. Students work in teams on a design project. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.


CIV E 460 - Civil Engineering Design Project I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(FIRST, 3-0-3/2)

First phase of an open-ended capstone design project encompassing a number of civil engineering disciplines. Develop a preliminary design for a project; prepare regular team reports, design memos, engineering drawings and presentations; and present findings during a seminar. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op civil and environmental engineering students. Prerequisites: CIV E 303, 315, 321, 331, 374, and 381. Students must take CIV E 461 in the following winter term after CIV E 460 to have CIV E 460 counted as a program and technical elective; otherwise it will be counted as an extra to degree course.


CIV E 461 - Civil Engineering Design Project II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Second phase of an open-ended capstone design project encompassing a number of civil engineering disciplines. Develop a detailed design; prepare regular team reports, design memos, engineering drawings and presentations; and present findings during a seminar. Prerequisite: CIV E 460. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op civil and environmental engineering students.


CIV E 474 - Structural Design II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3/2)

Behaviour and design of reinforced concrete structures. Topics include: flexure and shear in reinforced concrete beam elements, reinforcement detailing, one and two-way slab design, columns, footings, and walls. Prerequisite: CIV E 374.


CIV E 479 - Structural Design III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Design of prestressed concrete structures; masonry and reinforced masonry elements; timber structures; fatigue life of steel structures and cold formed steel elements. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 474. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.


CIV E 481 - Soil Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(EITHER, 3-0-3/2)

Site investigation; strength of soils; geosynthetics for soil improvement; design of excavations and earth pressures on retaining structures; stability of natural slopes and their improvement; design of cuts and embankments; foundation design, stability and settlement; pile foundations; frost action and permafrost. Prerequisite: CIV E 381.


CIV E 489 - Geotechnical Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 8)(SECOND, 3-0-3)

Evaluation of site conditions. Design and analysis of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures. Slope stability of embankments and cuts including foundation excavations. Students work in teams on a design project. Prerequisite: CIV E 481. Note: Restricted to fourth-year traditional and fifth-year co-op engineering students.


CIV E 524 - Environmental Biotechnology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Use of microbial systems for bioremediation and energy production; study microorganisms as environmental contaminants. Study microbiological concepts and practices particularly related to environmental engineering and science. Discussion of new technologies and genomic approaches that can be applied to enhance efficiency and productivity of biological processes and solve environmental problems. Prerequisite: ENV E 324 or consent of instructor.


CIV E 526 - Soil Remediation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Identification of regulations and guidelines applicable to contaminated site assessment and remediation. Review of soil and contaminant properties that affect contaminant partitioning and movement in subsurface soils. Study of physical, chemical and biological treatment methods for the remediation of contaminated soils.


CIV E 601 - Analytical Methods for Project Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Overview of project management for capital construction projects. Emphasis on analytical methods for project planning and control, based on engineering design, including project breakdown, project network model design, estimating, scheduling, project control, value engineering, and constructability.


CIV E 602 - Contract Administration View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Construction project and contract administration; budgeting, costing and financial project control; delivery systems; labour relations; safety.


CIV E 603 - Construction Informatics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Computer-aided information management in construction, including relational database development and management, application of data mining techniques, computer programming, and application of computers in the planning, organization and control of construction projects.


CIV E 605 - Decision Support Systems in Construction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Modeling construction related problems utilizing mathematical and optimization algorithms. Decision analysis, multi-criteria decision making tools including analytic hierarchy process, multi-attribute utility theory, goal programming and multi-objective optimization forecasting, and queuing theory.


CIV E 606 - Design and Analysis of Construction Operations View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Overview of production management in construction. Techniques for modeling construction operations, design of efficient processes, measurement and improvement of productivity. Computer simulation techniques for modeling and analysis.


CIV E 607 - Productivity Modeling and Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Planning for productivity improvement, work measurement techniques, data analysis and productivity evaluation techniques, work planning methods, lean concept, automation and robotics, human behaviour, safety, computer tools in productivity modeling and analysis.


CIV E 608 - Construction Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the elements and methods of construction and principles of material handling on construction projects. Winter construction, dewatering, earthmoving and earthworks, concrete processes, building systems and lifting.


CIV E 609 - Underground Trenchless Construction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to underground pipeline infrastructure. Focus on pipeline condition assessment. New construction such as horizontal directional drilling, pilot tube microtunneling, pipe bursting, and pipe jacking. Rehabilitation methods such as cured in place pipe lining, geotechnical consideration. Risk considerations for underground projects.


CIV E 612 - Transportation Planning: Methodology and Techniques View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction and overview of transportation planning. Institutional framework of transportation planning. Characteristics of urban travel, trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, trip assignment, urban activity system. Transportation supply, transportation system impact analysis, evaluation process and methods. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


CIV E 613 - Transportation Systems and Demand Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Microeconomic principles of production and consumer behaviour. Econometric modeling of demand: parameter estimation techniques, disaggregate choice theory, sampling and data preparation, evaluation. Networks, economic evaluations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


CIV E 614 - Traffic Operation and Control View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Human factors, traffic control devices, signal warrants, principles of signalized intersections, signal timing, signal optimization and coordination, capacity, traffic delay, left turn, diamond interchange, unsignalized intersection, roundabouts, actuated control, incident management, freeway control.


CIV E 615 - Traffic Flow and Network Modeling View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Traffic flow stream characteristics, car following model, continuum flow model, fundamental diagram, microscopic traffic simulation, macroscopic traffic flow modeling, model parameter calibration, route choice concept and model, static traffic network modeling, dynamic traffic network modeling.


CIV E 616 - Traffic Safety View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Introduction to traffic safety. Focus on collisions and exposure. Safety management process. Collision modeling, theory and applications. Safety evaluation techniques, challenges, opportunities, influence of confounding factors and regression to the mean bias.


CIV E 617 - Highway Geometric Design View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-0-0)

Principles and process of highway geometric design. Alignment and cross section elements, design of at-grade intersection, local roads and roadside features. Application of current road geometric design guidelines in Canada and Alberta. Examination of trade-offs between performance, costs and impacts. Highlight new and evolving geometric design concepts and the latest research findings. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


CIV E 620 - Environmental Engineering Measurements I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Theory and procedures for determining the quality of natural water, potable water, municipal and industrial wastes. Fundamental parameters and concepts for environmental quality evaluation.


CIV E 622 - Physical/Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theory and design of chemical and physical unit processes utilized in the treatment of water and wastewater, sedimentation, flotation, coagulation, precipitation, filtration, disinfection, ion exchange, reverse osmosis, adsorption, and gas transfer.


CIV E 623 - Industrial Water and Wastewater Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Industrial water quantity and quality requirements. Characteristics of wastes, inplant controls, product recovery; effluent characteristics, chemical and toxic properties, pretreatment and treatment design theory and methodology, water reclamation and reuse regulations.


CIV E 624 - Biological Waste Treatment Processes View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of the theoretical and applied aspects of wastewater treatment by activated sludge, fixed and moving biological films, conventional and aerated lagoons, sludge digestion, septic tanks, land treatment, and nutrient removal. Guidelines, regulations and economics. System analysis and design of facilities.


CIV E 625 - Engineering Management of Water Quality View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Concepts, rationale, theory, institutions and engineering aspects of water quality management. Methods of water quality management; oxygen; chemical and microbial models, natural and induced re-aeration techniques; thermal pollution and ice cover considerations.


CIV E 627 - Environmental Engineering Measurements II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-4)

Laboratory experiments to present techniques for obtaining data and relationships needed for design of treatment facilities. Introduction to experimental design principles and their application. Statistical analysis of experimental data for data interpretation, presentation and design.


CIV E 628 - Municipal Solid Waste Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Principles of municipal waste management to protect public health, municipal waste streams, waste stream analysis and prediction. Refuse collection, storage and hauling methods, and facilities. Engineering design and operation of solid waste processing, treatment and disposal methods: resource recovery, recycling programs, incineration, composting, landfilling, and novel techniques. Solid waste legislation and policies. Environment impacts, impact management and facility siting of waste facilities.


CIV E 631 - Engineering Fluid Mechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Navier-Stokes equations and viscous flow. Turbulence and Reynolds equations. Potential flow. Boundary layers. Flow around bodies. Jets and wakes. Related Lab experiments.


CIV E 632 - Hydraulic Structures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Hydraulic design of water-handling structures used for extraction, retention, conveyance, control, regulation, energy dissipation, drainage, navigation, flood controls and other civil engineering schemes. Related Lab experiments.


CIV E 635 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Mixing processes and pollutant transport in rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters, and the atmosphere. Prerequisite: CIV E 631.


CIV E 636 - Ice Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Elementary heat transfer analysis. Ice formation processes. Ice hydraulics. Ice mechanics. Interaction of ice and engineering structures.


CIV E 641 - Advanced Surface Water Hydrology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Precipitation, evaporation, infiltration. Streamflow and hydrograph analysis. Hydrologic systems. Hydrologic routing. Simulation models. Statistical methods.


CIV E 645 - Water Resources Planning and Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Systems concept on the planning and management of water resources systems. Engineering economics and economic theories. Evaluate and optimize the design and operations of water resources systems using Linear Programming, chance-constrained Linear Programming, Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Dynamic Programming, constrained and unconstrained nonlinear programming. Optimal sizing and operations of reservoir systems and hydropower using HEC5 and urban stormwater management system.


CIV E 649 - Natural Resources Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Related Lab experiments. The course focuses on key topics in natural resource management and modelling: sustainable development, systems thinking and modelling, and risk and reliability analysis. Specific applications may include examples from sustainable forestry, water resources management, mining, the energy sector (and particularly the petrochemical industry), and municipal infrastructure.


CIV E 652 - Environmental Impact Assessment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Review of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) basics: role of EIA in project planning; screening, scoping, and baseline assessments; description of engineered activities; consultation and participation requirements; conflict management; impact predictions; monitoring; significance determination; decision making for engineering design; impact management; and cumulative effects. Emphasis is placed on principles and practice of impact assessment processes using case studies governed by Canadian and Albertan guidelines and legislation.


CIV E 654 - Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Construction View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prototyping techniques applied to the design and development of systems based on artificial intelligence techniques for use in construction.


CIV E 657 - Air Pollution Control View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Overview of air quality regulations. Overview of fundamental principles in air quality engineering. Theory and application of processes for gaseous and particulate pollutants control, including incineration, adsorption, absorption, biofiltration, cyclonic separation, electrostatic precipitation, filtration, and scrubbing. Special applications may include the control of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and mobile/automotive emissions.


CIV E 660 - Advanced Structural Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Direct stiffness theory and modeling of three dimensional framed structures. Linear and nonlinear stability concepts. Approximate and Direct stiffness formulation of geometric nonlinear problems.


CIV E 661 - Dynamics of Structures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Dynamics of single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Time step methods. Modal and response spectrum analysis for earthquake loading. Random vibration analysis. Dynamic wind loading analysis. Dynamics of foundations.


CIV E 664 - Introduction to Solid Mechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Formulation of basic equations of elasticity in solid mechanics. Cartesian tensor notation. Variational principles.


CIV E 665 - Introduction to the Finite Element Method View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Fundamentals of the formulation and application of the finite element method to problems of continuum mechanics, with special reference to civil engineering, including problems in solid mechanics and soil mechanics. Prerequisite: CIV E 664 or consent of Instructor.


CIV E 670 - Behaviour and Design of Steel Members View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Material properties of structural steels and limit states design concepts. Behaviour and design of steel tension and compression members, beams, and beam-columns. Torsion of members with open cross-sections and plate buckling problems. This course is designed to give the student an advanced understanding of the behaviour of individual members that form the steel structure.


CIV E 672 - Behavior and Design of Concrete Members View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Strength and behavior of simple reinforced concrete members. Relation between results of research and current design specifications. Material properties. Members subjected to flexure, axial compression, combined flexure and axial load, combined flexure and shear, torsion.


CIV E 674 - Behavior and Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

(Offered alternate years.) Principles and methods of prestressing. Service load design and analysis. Behavior and strength design. Losses in prestress and anchorage zone stresses. Continuous beams and slabs. Discussion of design specifications.


CIV E 676 - Behavior and Design of Masonry Structures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

(Offered alternate years.) Historical developments. Masonry units, mortars and grouts. Behavior, strength and stability of masonry under axial compression. Reinforced masonry in bending and combined axial load and bending. Ductility and joint control. Design application including discussion of code requirements.


CIV E 678 - Behaviour and Design of Steel Seismic Force Resisting Systems View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

General earthquake engineering concepts and associated requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. Pushover analysis of steel frames. Capacity design philosophy. Seismic behaviour and design of moment-resisting frames, concentrically and eccentrically braced frames, and steel plate shear walls.


CIV E 680 - Engineering Properties of Soils View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-1S-1)

Principle of effective stress, clay-water systems, soil compressibility and theories of consolidation. Pore pressure parameters. Strength of granular and cohesive media. Anisotropy of soils. Laboratory measurement of strength and deformation properties. Stress-strain relations.


CIV E 681 - Seepage and Drainage View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-1S-1)

Elements of hydrogeology; regional groundwater flow, borehole logging methods. Theory of groundwater flow through soils and rocks, permeability, Darcy's law, field governing equations and their solution by approximate methods, finite difference and finite element methods, unsaturated flow. Civil engineering applications, seepage in earth structures, design of dewatering systems for excavations and slopes, field testing, grouting.


CIV E 682 - Environmental Geotechnics and Geochemistry View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Environmental laws and regulatory processes; geotechnical characterization for environmental problems; transfer processes; concepts in thermodynamic equilibrium chemistry; geochemical processes in groundwater and mineral-water-atmosphere interaction; geotechnical and geochemical aspects of mine waste management.


CIV E 683 - Site Investigation Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-0-0)

Techniques of site investigation for geotechnical engineering, in situ testing, instrumentation for field performance studies, case histories covering both rock and soil applications.


CIV E 684 - Engineering Geology and Terrain Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-1S-1)

Information sources in engineering geology and terrain analysis, elements of the geology of sediments and glacial geology. Glacial and periglacial land forms. Photogeology and airphoto interpretation applied to geotechnical engineering. Case histories based on specific materials and regional problems.


CIV E 690 - Advanced Foundation Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-1S-1)

Theories of lateral pressures. Limit equilibrium methods, elasticity methods, semi-empirical methods. Soil anchors. Design of retaining walls and strutted excavations. Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations. Allowable settlement of structures. Analysis of settlement of shallow and deep foundations. Behavior of pile groups. Design problems in foundation engineering.


CIV E 692 - Tunnelling View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-1S-0)

Methods of tunnelling, including excavation methods and support techniques, ground response, in situ and induced stress field, displacement field around deep and near surface tunnels, ground-support interaction, design criteria for tunnels in soil and rock, shaft design, site investigation practice and monitoring of tunnels.


CIV E 695 - Soil Structures View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SECOND, 3-1S-1)

Stresses in slopes. Limit equilibrium methods of analysis. Landslides in soil. Design of earth dams and embankments. Case histories of earth and rockfill dams. Dam foundations. Soft ground tunnelling.


CIV E 697 - Rock Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 3-1S-1)

Elements of structural geology, analysis of the geometry of rock defects, properties of intact rocks. Properties of rock masses and stresses in rock masses, stability of rock slopes. Rock foundations and underground excavations in rock. Case studies.


CIV E 698 - Petroleum Geomechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Application geotechnical engineering principles to petroleum engineering problems. Principles of thermo-poroelasticity are reviewed. Borehole stability, hydraulic fracturing, subsidence/heave, sand production, formation damage and reservoir-geomechanical modelling are the major topics for the course. Special attention is given to geomechanical influences on reservoir flow processes. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


CIV E 709 - Advanced Topics in Construction Engineering and Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
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CIV E 719 - Advanced Topics in Transportation and Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisites: permission of Department or Instructor. In this course various advanced topics on transportation engineering and planning will be taught. Some possible advanced topics are: advanced probability theory, traffic safety, travel survey method, ITS technology, advanced network analysis, travel behaviour analysis, integrated land use and transportation modelling, public transportation planning and designing, freight transportation, transportation logistics and operation research. New topics may be added later by the Instructors.


CIV E 728 - Water and Wastewater Treatment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theory, design and application of new or alternative processes for treatment of water and wastewater, including ozone, chlorine dioxide, ultraviolet radiation, advanced oxidation, membrane and others.


CIV E 729 - Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CIV E 739 - Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CIV E 749 - Advanced Topics in Water Resources Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CIV E 779 - Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CIV E 789 - Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CIV E 799 - Advanced Topics in Soil Mechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.

CIV E 900B - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

An engineering project for students registered in a Masters of Engineering program.


CIV E 910B - Directed Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

An engineering project for students registered in the joint MBA/MEng program.