Civil Engineering

Degree Offered:M.S.C.E., M..Eng., Ph.D.
Director:Dr. Robert W. Peters
Phone:(205) 934-8430
Fax:(205) 934-9855
E-mail:rwpeters@uab.edu
Web site:http://www.uab.edu/engineering/

Prospective students should use this checklist to obtain specific admissions requirements on how to apply to Graduate School.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the UAB Graduate School admission requirements, requirements for admission to the program leading to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree include the following five criteria:

  1. An undergraduate engineering degree from an accredited program by the ABET. Applicants who do not meet this criterion but who have an outstanding academic record in an engineering degree program not accredited by ABET, or in a baccalaureate degree program in a related field, may be admitted on probation. Students admitted in this category will be required to complete a sequence of undergraduate courses in addition to the normal requirements of the M.S.C.E. degree. This set of extra requirements will be specified in writing at the time of admission to the program.
  2. GPA of 3.0 or better (A = 4.0) in all undergraduate degree major courses attempted;
  3. Three letters of evaluation concerning the applicant's previous academic and professional work; and
  4. Submission of scores achieved on the GRE General Test. Admission to the program is competitive and is based on all available evidence; for admission in good academic standing, scores above 160 on each component of GRE General Test are preferred. Minimum scores of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and a 3.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE) are also required for those applicants whose native language is not English. These test scores will be used primarily if an applicant fails to meet minimum standards for admission in good standing and is being considered for admission on probation.
  5. Verification of registration by examination as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) will satisfy criteria 4 above.

M.S.C.E. Program Requirements

The following minimum requirements apply to the plan of study for a student who has earned a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering. A student with an undergraduate degree in another field may also be accepted into the civil engineering program but will normally have to take additional preparatory coursework as part of an expanded plan of study. Continuous enrollment for at least 3 credit hours per term is required. Students receiving a research assistantship are required to be enrolled as full-time students every semester.  A full-time student is one who is enrolled in at least 9 credit hours per semester.  Enrollment in the Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar (CE 641) is required at least once prior to graduation.

Plan I (Thesis Option)

  1. In addition to the general Graduate School requirements, the student must successfully complete at least 33 semester hours of graduate credit, including:

    a) A minimum of 18 semester hours in civil engineering;

    b) Up to 6 semester hours in disciplines outside civil engineering, such as other engineering disciplines, mathematics, biology, earth science, physics, urban affairs, or public health.
    c) A minimum of 9 hours of  CE 699- Masters Thesis Research.
     
  2. The student must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of the program. This examination may be written, oral, or both and shall include an oral defense of a thesis.

Plan II (Nonthesis Option): Research/Design Emphasis

  1. The student must successfully complete at least 33 semester hours of graduate credit including:

    a) A minimum of 24 semester hours in civil engineering;

    b) Up to 6 semester hours in disciplines outside civil engineering, such as; other engineering disciplines, mathematics, biology, earth sciences, physics, chemistry, or public health; and

    c) A minimum of 3 hours of CE 698 – Nonthesis Research under the direction of the graduate study committee chair, resulting in a committee approved written report.
     
  2. The student must pass a comprehensive examination on the content of the program. This examination may be written, oral, or both and shall include an oral defense of the nonthesis research project.

Areas of Specialization

Specialization programs are available in the fields of environmental engineering, structural engineering/structural mechanics, construction engineering management; and transportation engineering. Supporting courses are offered in geotechnical engineering, optimization, engineering law and other areas. Enrollment in the Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar series (CE 641/ CE 741) is required of all graduate students at least once prior to graduation.

Required Courses for Specialization in Environmental Engineering

In addition to the M.S.C.E. program requirements, the following undergraduate classes, or Program Director approved course equivalents (plus all associated prerequisites) are generally required of all M.S.C.E. students specializing in environmental engineering:

RequirementsHours
CE 236Environmental Engineering3
CE 337Hydraulics3
CE 344Civil Engineering Analysis I3
CE 430Water Supply/Drainage Design3
or CE 480 Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment

Required Courses for Specialization in Structural Engineering/Structural Mechanics

In addition to the M.S.C.E. program requirements, the following undergraduate classes, or Program Director approved course equivalents (plus all associated prerequisites) are generally required of all M.S.C.E. students specializing in structural engineering/structural mechanics:

RequirementsHours
CE 332Soil Engineering4
CE 344Civil Engineering Analysis I3
CE 360Structural Analysis3
CE 450Structural Steel Design3
CE 455Reinforced Concrete Design3

Required Courses for Specialization in Construction Engineering Management

In addition to the M.S.C.E. program requirements, the following undergraduate classes, or Program Director approved course equivalents (plus all associated prerequisites) are generally required of all M.S.C.E. students specializing in construction management.

RequirementsHours
CE 395Engineering Economics3
CE 497Construction Engineering Management3

Required Courses for Specialization in Transportation Engineering

In addition to the M.S.C.E. program requirements, the following undergraduate classes, or Program Director approved course equivalents (plus all associated prerequisites) are generally required of all M.S.C.E. students specializing in transportation engineering.

RequirementsHours
CE 344Civil Engineering Analysis I3
CE 345Transportation Engineering3

Ph.D. Program Requirements

This is a joint program with the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).  A typical student entering the program would already have an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited program.  Students with outstanding records in related fields or from a non-accredited engineering program will be considered for admission on conditional standing, and must remedy deficiencies in their preparation after the start of their academic program.  They may then be granted unconditional standing in the doctoral program.

The program requires 48 credit hours of coursework beyond the baccalaureate level or 24 credit hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree, plus a minimum of 24 credit hours of dissertation research.  Enrollment in the Civil Engineering Graduate Seminar (CE 741) at least once prior to graduation is required.  A minimum of 6 credit hours must be taken from the UAH campus, and may be taken through the Intercampus Interactive Telecommunications (IITS) System  at UAB, Distance Learning courses from UAH (DL) or Web-based Instruction from UAH.

A comprehensive examination is required of all doctoral candidates. This examination is given after (a) all coursework is completed, and (b) the student’s Graduate Committee, which consists of faculty representatives from both campuses, deems the student to have adequate preparation in the major and minor fields of study.  The examination is conducted by the student’s Graduate Committee and administered on the resident campus.  The examination consists of a written part and an oral part.  During the oral portion of the examination, the student also presents his/her dissertation proposal. The Comprehensive Examination may only be taken twice.

For additional details, please refer to the CCEE website: http://www.uab.edu/engineering/

Additional Information

For detailed information, contact Jennifer A. Vinson, Administrative Associate (jav@uab.edu), UAB Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, HOEN 140, 1720 2nd Ave., S., Birmingham, AL 35294-4440.  Physical location: 140 Hoehn Building, 1075 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 352015. Telephone # (205) 934-8430.

CE Specialty Certificate Programs

Category A certificates are offered by the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Department. Any undergraduate or graduate student in good standing who is pursuing a Civil Engineering degree (B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E., Ph.D.) may elect to simultaneously complete the requirements of his or her degree program and the Certificate Program.  These certificates are listed on student transcripts and in the university graduation bulletin. Certificates can be earned in:

  1. Construction Engineering Management
  2. Sustainable Engineering Management
  3. Structural Engineering
  4. Environmental Engineering
  5. Transportation Engineering
  6. Geotechnical Engineering

Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) graduates who complete the Certificate Program will have greater depth in specific technical area. The certificates also allow a means for practicing engineers to acquire expertise beyond a Bachelor degree, and have it formally recognized, without completing a program leading to a master’s degree. This technical expertise will enhance their proficiency and marketability. Up to 12 graduate level credit hours taken for a certificate may be applied toward the M.S.C.E. degree.

Students who wish to pursue a CE Certificate must be admitted to the Department as either undergraduate or graduate students (B.S.C.E. or M.S.C.E. program).  Students who are not currently enrolled in the civil engineering program may be admitted as a non-degree seeking student to earn a Certificate.

Certificates require a minimum of 15 semester hours. They consist of one required course (which may also count toward the B.S.C.E. degree at UAB) and four graduate level elective courses in the area of specialization.  Courses that can be applied towards the Certificate can be found at http://www.uab.edu/engineering/home/departments-research/civil

For more information, please contact Jennifer A. Vinson, Administrative Associate, 140 Hoehn Engineering Building, 1075 13th Street South, telephone (205) 934-8430, e-mail jav@uab.edu

Master in Engineering Programs

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering is pleased to offer two tracks under the Master in Engineering

Construction Management Program Requirements

 This program is designed to enhance the engineering and business qualifications of working professionals interested in project and company management.

In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, requirements for admission to the program leading to the Master in Engineering – Construction Management degree include the following:

  1. Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. College or University;
  2. Must have an Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (individuals not meeting this requirement may start on a probationary status with strong interview and recommendations);
  3. No GRE required for U.S. Citizens;
  4. Must submit at least two letters of recommendation
  5. Must schedule an interview with the Program director or coordinator. and 
  6. Students must successfully complete at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit

Structural Engineering Program Requirements

This program is designed to increase the technical knowledge of engineering professionals working in, or desiring to work in, the broad field of structural engineering.

In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, requirements for admission to the program leading to the Master of Engineering – Structural Engineering degree include the following:

1.      Must have an engineering Bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited U.S. College or University;

  1. Must have an Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (individuals not meeting this requirement may start on a probationary status with strong interview and recommendations);
  2. No GRE required for U.S. Citizens;
  3. Must submit at least two letters of recommendation;
  4. Must schedule an interview with the Program Director or Coordinator, and
  5. Student must successfully complete at least 30 semester hours of graduate credit.

SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, requirements for admission to the program leading to the Master of Engineering – Sustainable Smart Cities degree include the following

  1. A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)  from an recognized institution of higher education in an appropriate subject / related science including but not limited to: Urban Design and Planning, Political Science, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Public Health, Social Sciences,  Criminal Justice, Information and Communication Technology, and/or Engineering.
  2. Candidates who have related employment or substantial industrial experience, with a demonstrable interest in or a commitment to urban planning, sustainability and environmental management issues and /or smart city approaches will also be considered. 
  3. International students who do not have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution are required to submit TOEFL scores.
  4. All program students will be required to register / enroll at both UAB and SU.  Details on the Graduate application packet  are available online.

Courses

CE 515. Building Information Modeling (BIM). 3 Hours.

This class will be an introduction to the virtual world of design and construction. Topics covered will include uses for technology, what is BIM, and will have a focus on AutoCAD and Revit Software. An emphasis will be placed on the use of these tools and their practical applications to the real world environment. Students will be provided with the software through the Autodesk Student community and will be required to complete a Multi-Step term Project.

CE 516. Mechanical Vibrations. 3 Hours.

Free and forced single-degree-of-freedom systems. Multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Damped, forced two-degree-of- freedom systems. Simple continuous systems. CE 215 (Dynamics) and E 220 (Mechanics of Solids) are prerequisites for this course.

CE 520. Advanced Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Variation of stress at point including determination of principal and maximum shear stresses. Basic problems involving symmetrical deformation; thickwall cylinders, spheres, and rotating disk. Torsions of noncircular sections. Curved beams. Failure Theories. Unsymmetrical bending and shear center. CE 220 (Mechanics of Solids) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 526. Foundation Engineering. 3 Hours.

Application of principles of soil mechanics to: determine bearing capacity and settlement of spread footings, mats, single piles and pile groups; site investigation, evaluate data from field and laboratory tests; estimation of stresses in soil masses; lateral resistance of piles and pile groups; retaining walls, sheetpiles and coffer-dams.
Prerequisites: CE 332 [Min Grade: D] and CE 455 [Min Grade: D]

CE 530. Water Supply/Drainage Design. 3 Hours.

Water requirements; wastewater characteristics. Hydraulics and design of sewers; distribution, and reuse of water. Development of water supplies; design considerations. CE 337 (Hydraulics) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 531. Energy Resources. 3 Hours.

Overview of the various energy resources: oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro, solar, geothermal, biomass, wind, and ocean energy resources, in terms of supply, distribution, recovery and conversion, environmental impacts, economies, policy, and technology. Concepts and opportunities for energy conservation; including electric power generation, changing role of electric utilities, transportation applications, and energy use in developing countries. Field trips.

CE 533. Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management. 3 Hours.

Overview of waste characterizations, regulations, and management options.

CE 534. Air Quality Modeling and Monitoring. 3 Hours.

Atmospheric pollutants; effects, reactions, and sources. Air pollution meteorology and dispersion modeling. Ambient monitoring. ME 250 (Introduction to Thermodynamic Sciences) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 537. Environmental Experimental Design and Field Sampling. 3 Hours.

Experimental design, sensitivity analyses, water sampling, and flow monitoring. Receiving water chemical reactions. Field investigations. CE 344 (Civil Engineering Analysis I) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 537L. Environmental Experimental Design and Field Sampling Lab. 0 Hours.

Lab experiences in environmental experimental design and field sampling.

CE 542. Hwy Materials and Construction. 3 Hours.

Properties of materials used in highway construction. Construction methods and management. CE 332 (Soil Engineering) and CE 345 (Transportation Engineering) are suggested prerequisites for this course.

CE 543. Pavement Design & Construction. 3 Hours.

Analysis of stresses and strains in pavement systems. Design and construction of flexible and rigid pavements, base courses and subgrades. Effects of loading on pavement life.

CE 544. Civil Engineering Analysis II. 3 Hours.

Sampling and experimental design. Hypotheses testing. Decision Analyses. Multiple regression analyses. Nonparametric methods. Analysis of experimental data in civil engineering research; regression, experimental design, non-parametrical analysis. CE 344 (Civil Engineering Analysis I) is suggested as a prerequisite for this course.

CE 553. Design of Wood Structures. 3 Hours.

Design and detailing of timber structures. Properties and specifications for dimension and glulam timber. Design of beams, columns, beam-columns, connections (nails and bolts), roof diaphragms, and shear walls. Design of timber structures to meet the requirements of the National Design Specifications Standards. CE 360 (Structural Analysis) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 554. Design of Masonry Structures. 3 Hours.

Design and detailing of masonry structures. Nomenclature, properties, and specifications for components. Design of assemblages, simple masonry structures, unreinforced and reinforced elements, and complex masonry structures. CE 360 (Structural Analysis) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 556. Prestressed Concrete Design. 3 Hours.

Principles and concepts of design in prestressed concrete including elasticand ultimate strength analysis for flexural, shear, bond, and deflections. Principles of concordancy and linear transformation for indeterminate prestressed structures. CE 455 (Reinforced Concrete Design) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 557. Concrete Technology. 3 Hours.

Properties of concrete in relation to specifying, purchasing, and evaluating concrete materials. Fresh and hardened concrete properties. Concrete mix design procedures. Effects of finishing, curing, weather conditions, and various construction procedures. Ready mix concrete production and field placement techniques. Specifications writing to ensure good quality concrete and field inspection procedures. Case studies of problems in concrete construction. CE 222) (Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 560. Structural Mechanics. 3 Hours.

Elastic beam deflections, beam columns, lateral torsional buckling, column stability, plastic design, plate bending, yield line theory.

CE 561. Introduction to the Finite Element Method. 3 Hours.

Concepts and applications of the finite element method. Development and applications of basic finite elements. Software use.
Prerequisites: CE 220 [Min Grade: C]

CE 562. Advanced Structural Analysis. 3 Hours.

Analysis of indeterminate structures using classical and matrix methods. Use of large-scale computer programs. A grade of C or better in CE 360 (Computer Methods in Civil Engineering) or its equivalent is required.

CE 564. Structural Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Closed form and numerical solutions to single-degree-of-freedom structural models. Analysis of multistory frames. Computer application and seismic analysis. Techniques of modal analysis.
Prerequisites: CE 215 [Min Grade: D] and CE 360 [Min Grade: D]

CE 567. Wind and Seismic Loads. 3 Hours.

Methods for calculating loads on structures caused by extreme winds and earthquakes. Calculation of wind loads on various types of structures according to theory and codes. Determination of earthquake loads on structures using structural dynamics and codes. CE 360 (Structural Analysis) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 568. Bridge Engineering. 3 Hours.

Bridge loads, steel beam bridges, composite beam bridges, bridge bearings, reinforced and prestressed concrete slab and T-beam bridges, bridge evaluations and ratings, upgrade methodologies; computer applications. CE 450 (Structural Steel Design) and CE 455 (Reinforced Concrete Design) are prerequisites for this course.

CE 580. Introduction to Water and Wastewater Treatment. 3 Hours.

Physical unit operations, and chemical/biological unit processes for water and wastewater treatment. Design of facilities for treatment. Treatment and disposal of sludge. CE 236 (Environmental Engineering) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 585. Engineering Hydrology. 3 Hours.

Hydrologic principles including hydrology cycle, precipitation data, and stream-flow measurements. Applications to engineering problems; stream-flow analysis and watershed management.

CE 590. Special Topics in (Area). 3 Hours.

CE 600. Sustainable Construction. 3 Hours.

Study of sustainable construction techniques and best practices. Provides an understanding of the interdependencies between planning, designing, building, operating, and demolishing the built environment and their impacts on the natural environment. Course topics will include: (1) issues of recourse efficiency, economics, ethics, waste, human health, environmental justice, and industrial ecology; (2) alternative practices that significantly reduce adverse environmental impacts of built infrastructure, and (3) explore past and present thinking of engineering practitioners in this newly emerging discipline.

CE 601. Construction Methods. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of construction methods, building systems, material and equipment used in the construction of buildings, earthworks, bridges and roads. Excavation, formwork, concrete, masonry, and steel erection methods. Types of foundations that can be used for a project are presented.

CE 602. Construction Contracting, Bidding, and Estimating. 3 Hours.

Estimation of construction project costs:direct and indirect, labor, material, and equipment costs. Overhead and profit, bidding, computer-based estimating. Introduction to the U.S. legal system as it applies to civil engineering and construction. Fundamental concepts of contract and tort law, claims, risk management, business formation and licensing, agency, insurance and bonding, and real property.

CE 603. Construction Accounting and Financial Management. 3 Hours.

Covers financial accounting and cost control concepts dealing with the integration and management of both company and project-level revenue and expense. It shows how effective cost control methodology and data are essential to monitoring and controlling current project budgets as well as developing accurate future bids. Course covers accounting systems unique to construction companies and financial analysis methods typically employed; progress payment disbursement; forecasting and trends; cash flow life cycle theory; computer applications; project funding; and the use of cost information and associate reports.

CE 604. International Construction Contracts and Law. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of the fundamental aspects of the law that affects construction and engineering companies as well as the project owners. Particular emphasis is placed on contract forms and provisions related to liability for engineering design and construction companies, the roles of the typical participation in the process, and dispute resolution.

CE 605. Project Management. 3 Hours.

Presents the theory and practice of project management as a distinct discipline with applications in time, cost, and performance management. Managerial, organizational, behavioral and cost benefit aspects of project management are covered, as well as various applied models for organizing, executing, and monitoring a project. Basic estimating techniques to determine cost and time for construction work packages are discussed followed by scheduling model techniques to include the Critical Path Method (CPM), Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM), Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and Gantt charts.

CE 606. Advanced Project Management. 3 Hours.

Directed study of selected topics in construction management. The schedule of classes will list topics selected. Topics will include: business policy and problems relating to construction companies, contractors' organization, financial management, project management, supervision, cost analysis and equipment economics, team building, professional ethics, leadership and topics in construction law.

CE 607. Engineering Entrepreneurship. 3 Hours.

Course focuses on the entrepreneurial engineer--a new type of engineer who needs a broad range of business skills and knowledge above and beyond a strong science and engineering background. The course will introduce engineering students to the key aspects of engineering entrepreneurship including business planning, solving problems, risk taking, financing, marketing, and entrepreneurial leadership. The students will also be introduced to the many opportunities and challenges that accompany starting and operating an entrepreneurial venture. Entrepreneurial company leaders will present their experiences and share their leadership styles as part of the course.

CE 608. Green Building Design. 3 Hours.

Quantitative introduction to the principles of "Green Building Design". Provides students an understanding of the interdependencies between economics, technology, design, building occupation and the subsequent impact on the natural environment. Course will emphasize green building materials, new technologies, and sustainable construction methods. Course will also include LEED Case Studies (industrial, commercial, residential, and institutional examples).

CE 609. Advanced Topics in Engineering Law. 3 Hours.

Course will cover advanced topics in engineering law as it relates to sustainable design and construction practices. Examples include BIM, crane regulations, safety, international contracts and joint venture, term sheets, etc.

CE 610. The Engineered Environment. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of environmental engineering as they apply to the construction of the built environment and contemporary issues faced by engineers in developing nations such as Egypt. Topics included Air pollution, solid waste management, water treatment, environmental ethics, etc.

CE 612. Theory of Elasticity. 3 Hours.

Equations of linear reduction to plane stress, plane strain, and generalized plane strain. Airy and Love stress functions in solution of problems.

CE 615. Theory of Elastic Stability. 3 Hours.

Static stability of bars, beams, trusses, and rigid frames. Dynamic stability of bars. Energy method applied to bucking problems. General theory of elastic stability. CE 220 (Mechanics of Solids) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 617. Theory of Plates and Shells. 3 Hours.

Linear theory and solutions of plates and various shapes. Large deflection theory and solutions of rectangular and circular plates. Membrane and bending theories of shells. Solutions of problems in conical, cylindrical, and spherical shell.

CE 621. Transportation Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Seminar focusing on student research and guest presentations of various topics of interest to graduate transportation engineering students.

CE 622. Traffic Flow Theory. 3 Hours.

Microscopic and macroscopic traffic flow characteristics. Traffic flow analytical techniques including car-following models, traffic stream models, shock wave analysis. Queuing analysis and gap acceptance. Simulation models for network analysis. CE 345 (Transportation Engineering) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 623. Non-Motorized Transportation Design and Planning. 3 Hours.

Urban planning principles that support non-motorized transportation, local bicycle or pedestrian plans, non-motorized transportation safety related considerations, non-motorized transportation design including traffic calming techniques, procedures for capacity analysis of pedestrian facilities.

CE 624. Simulation Models for Transportation Applications. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts of simulation models for analysis and optimization of transportation systems. Experimentation with planning simulation models and traffic models for signal timing and capacity analysis. CE 345 (Transportation Engineering) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 625. Intelligent Transportation Systems. 3 Hours.

Legal, institutional and planning issues. System architecture, telecommunication techniques, Advanced User Services, intermodal systems, deployment programs, cost and benefit evaluation.

CE 628. Construction Management Capstone Case Studies, Part 1. 1 Hour.

Students review case studies involving project planning and risk assessment or individual topical study.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C] and CE 670 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

CE 631. Environmental Law. 3 Hours.

Law as it applies to the practicing environmental engineer. New and emerging regulations.

CE 632. Industrial Waste and Wastewater Treatment. 3 Hours.

Solid wastes and wastewaters from various industries. Assessment of treatability, system design, and equipment selection.

CE 633. Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Hours.

Provides students a quantitative introduction to solid and hazardous waste characterizations, international regulations, and management options. Course topics to include (1) Solid waste management hierarchy (reduce, reuse, recycle, recovery, responsible disposal); (2) Dry tomb landfill design; (3) Hazardous waste identification and treatment/disposal.

CE 636. Stormwater Pollution Management. 3 Hours.

Quality and quantity of stormwater. Receiving water problems and sources of pollutants. Runoff quality and quantity characterizations. Erosion control. Selection and design of controls; regulations.

CE 638. Water and Wastewater Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Aquatic chemistry. Chemical behavior of pollutants in receiving waters. Fate of common pollutants. Chemical kinetics in natural waters. Photochemical reactions. Modeling of wastewater discharges.

CE 639. Sediment Sources and Controls. 3 Hours.

Erosion and sediment transport areas; design of common erosion control practices.

CE 640. Wastewater Treatment Engineering. 3 Hours.

Wastewater sources and characteristics. Design and operation of wastewater treatment facilities, including grit removal, oil and grease removal, dissolved air flotation, activated sludge process, trickling filters, and rotating biological contractors, stabilization ponds and aerated lagoons, anaerobic processes for wastewater treatment and sludge digestion. Ultimate disposal of wastewater residues and considerations of discharge criteria.

CE 641. Civil Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Seminar focusing on guest presentations of various civil and environmental engineering topics of interest for CEE Masters students. Mandatory enrollment once prior to graduation.

CE 646. Traffic Engineering Operations. 3 Hours.

Highway and Intersection capacity analysis, traffic signal timing and phasing, coordination, freeway operations, non-signalized traffic control techniques. CE 345 (Transportation Engineering) is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 648. Urban and Transportation Planning. 3 Hours.

Land use planning for transportation systems; trip generation, trip distribution, and traffic assignment. CE 345 (Transportation Engineering) or an equivalent is a prerequisite for this course.

CE 649. Engineering Liability. 3 Hours.

Laws related to liability for engineering design in the context of productsliability and construction projects; roles and liabilities between various parties involved in construction projects.

CE 650. Advanced Structural Steel. 3 Hours.

Beams, columns, tension members, and connections; current research. CE 450 (Structural Steel Design) or its equivalent is required.

CE 655. Advanced Reinforced Concrete. 3 Hours.

Beam, column, and slab actions; current research. CE 455 (Reinforced Concrete Design) or its equivalency is required.

CE 658. Engineering Management. 3 Hours.

Management techniques for the practicing engineer.

CE 663. Finite Element Methods. 3 Hours.

Theory and applications in structural mechanics. Plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric problems, solids, plates, shells, nonlinear systems.

CE 669. Advanced Project Management. 3 Hours.

Skills generally required for sound project management in a variety of management settings are studied in addition to specific management issues typically associated with engineering and construction companies. Students are introduced to the Project Management Institute¿s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). A discussion of corporate organizational structures and the evolving use of project management processes helps establish an appreciation for the role of a Project Manager. The elements of a project and the role and responsibilities of the Project Manager are studied in depth. Students are also acquainted with risk management concepts, financial, labor, safety, equipment, contracting issues facing managers in the engineering and construction environment. Particular emphasis is placed on individual management strengths and weakness, team building, and characteristics of successful companies. One of the primary vehicles for discussion will be small case studies from real companies and the outside reading of one or two relevant topical books.

CE 670. Const Estimating & Bidding. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C] and CE 672 [Min Grade: C]

CE 671. Constr Liability & Contracts. 3 Hours.

This course provides an overview of the fundamental aspects of the laws that affect construction and engineering companies as well as the project owners. Particular emphasis is placed on contract forms and provisions related to liability for engineering design and construction companies, the roles of the typical participation in the process, and dispute resolution. Students will learn the importance of contract language negotiations and the impact of project risk transfer.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C]

CE 672. Constr Methods and Equipment. 3 Hours.

This course provides students a big-picture understanding of the construction methods employed to bring the concepts and designs of architects and engineers to physical reality. The International Building Code is presented in the course material as are the fundamental principles of green building and sustainable design. Detailed study of typical building materials, design details and construction methods are presented in a logical sequence. Students will understand the planning and deployment of equipment, materials, labor, and subcontractors using a variety of building material and system types. This course provides a necessary baseline knowledge vocabulary and understanding of the role and activities of the designers, engineers, material suppliers, inspectors and constructors in the commercial building process.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

CE 673. Construction Contracting Bidding and Estimating. 3 Hours.

This course provides students a big-picture understanding of the construction methods employed to bring the concepts and designs of architects and engineers to physical reality. The International Building Code is presented in the course material as are the fundamental principles of green building and sustainable design. Detailed study of typical building materials, design details and construction methods are presented in a logical sequence. Students will understand the planning and deployment of equipment, materials, labor, and subcontractors using a variety of building material and system types. This course provides a necessary baseline knowledge vocabulary and understanding of the role and activities of the designers, engineers, material suppliers, inspectors and constructors in the commercial building process.
Prerequisites: CE 670 [Min Grade: C] and CE 672 [Min Grade: C]

CE 674. Green Bldg Desgn/Construction. 3 Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the emerging trends in green building sustainable design and construction. The Course will include instruction suitable to prepare students for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED©) Green Building Rating System certification exam.
Prerequisites: CE 670 [Min Grade: C] and CE 672 [Min Grade: C]

CE 675. Fundamentals of Financial & Managerial Accounting for Non-Financial Managers. 3 Hours.

This course provides an extensive overview of financial and managerial accounting concepts for non-financial managers. Students will learn the basic elements of accounting (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices). They will understand how typical financial records and financial statements are established for companies. Once the basics are understood, students will study how financial data is used for internal cost controlling, planning, and budgeting. Fundamental financial calculations associated with the time value of money, debt instruments, taxes, inflation, and cash flow estimates are emphasized. Students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the use of Excel business functions in solving financial problems.
Prerequisites: CE 670 [Min Grade: C] and CE 673 [Min Grade: C]

CE 676. Construction Project Risk Management. 3 Hours.

This course addresses the methodologies employed in the engineering and construction industries to assist in rational decision making in the face of uncertainty. The course reviews the fundamentals of common probabilistic theories and models, data sampling, hypothesis testing and the basics of Bayesian Decision Theory. In addition, basic financial analysis tools will be reviewed. Theoretical models will then be applied to specific examples encountered in engineering and construction decision making with emphasis on engineering economics applications.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C]

CE 677. Construction Acct & Finance. 3 Hours.

Introduces students to some of the particular accounting needs, practices and methods unique to construction companies. Students will understand the details of budget preparation, cost tracking and reporting systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the importance of linking detailed project planning, scheduling with cost accounting and reporting in the management of individual construction projects and the company as a whole. A broad overview of financial management of construction companies and the specific tools used to operate the enterprise are discussed. Business planning, financing and contracting strategies suitable for a cyclical demand industry are discussed.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C]

CE 678. Constr Bus Sys & Info Tech. 3 Hours.

The use of information management systems design and construction operations is studied in detail. Emerging technology and state-of-the-art equipment and software will be discussed. The importance of information technology and equipment, and benefit cost tradeoffs for different company and project sizes will be discussed and investigated by students. A large portion of the course effort is the student group investigative topical research project and oral presentation.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C]

CE 679. Constr Methods-Detail & Finish. 3 Hours.

This course is an extension of the concepts and technical terminology introduced in Construction Methods and Equipment. Topics explored in this course include green design/sustainable construction, finishing systems, windows and cladding, HVAC/plumbing, and roofing. The International Building Code will be examined, as well as fundamental engineering design, and construction methods. Upon completion, students will be better equipped to read and understand drawings and specifications, necessary skills for detailed estimating of cost and time.
Prerequisites: CE 672 [Min Grade: C]

CE 680. CM Capstone Studies. 3 Hours.

Students review case studies involving project planning and risk assessment; or individual topical study, case studies emphasizing project control and coordination; or individual topical study, case studies emphasizing technology advancements in construction methods and project management; or individual topical study.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C] and CE 670 [Min Grade: C](Can be taken Concurrently)

CE 681. Environmental Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Chemical equilibrium, acid/base, chemical concepts in pollutant behavior. Chemical kinetics, redox system, hydrolysis, pesticides, chemical wastes.

CE 682. Water Treatment Engineering. 3 Hours.

Water sources and characteristics. Design and operations of water treatment facilities. Including lime softening operations, co-agulation, flocculation, clarification dissolved air flotation, filtration, disinfection, absorption, ion exchange and sludge management.

CE 683. Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes Lab. 3 Hours.

Construction and evaluation of bench-scale treatment processes. Treatability of water and wastewater. Coagulation of sedimentation, settleability of biological sludge, aerobic biological treatment, chemical treatment, water softening toxicity, disinfection, and sludge treatment processes.

CE 684. Construction Project Admin. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the important business, legal, and management aspects of construction management with emphasis on administrative procedures. The course is an extension of Advanced Project Management concepts with specific focus on the construction management issues facing owners, engineers, constructors, architects, and students to include the international business environment.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C]

CE 685. Engineering Hydrology. 3 Hours.

Hydrologic principles including hydrologic cycle, precipitation data, and stream-flow measurements. Applications to engineering problems; stream-flow analysis and watershed management. A grade of C or better in CE 337 (Hydraulics) or its equivalency is required.

CE 686. Engineering Hydrogeology. 3 Hours.

Groundwater movement, natural quality, contamination, and restoration. Physical and chemical properties of groundwater. Well hydraulics and flow net analyses. Prevention and control of groundwater contamination. CE 485 (Engineering Hydraulics) and MA 252 (Differential Equations) are required.

CE 687. Stormwater Detention Pond Design. 3 Hours.

Stormwater problems and control methods. Urban hydrology prediction procedures for drainage and water quality studies. Detention pond design basics, limitations and multiple benefits.

CE 688. Strategic Management and Leadership Applications in a Global Environment. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to prepare students to face the demanding management and leadership challenges facing construction and engineering industry leaders as competition becomes ever more globalized. The necessity to personally remain trained and relevant in the changing business environment is emphasized. Strong resume writing and oral interview skills are emphasized as a necessary skill for job seekers as well as job providers. Strategic planning, management and leadership in the built environment requires savvy leaders with exceptionally developed analytical and communications skills suitable for multi-disciplinary and multi-national ventures. Every individual and organization must continually innovate and reinvent to stay competitive. In a competitive environment, a strong working knowledge of the financial markets is essential and students are exposed to multiple lessons presented by financial industry practitioners. Students participate in a group project designed to reinforce the methodology associated with preparing and presenting a dynamic business plan. This course will provide the opportunity for students to discuss and research these concepts and to recognize the necessity to think independently, challenge conventional thinking, and visualize alternatives.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C]

CE 689. Building Information modeling (BIM) Techniques. 3 Hours.

This course provides students with an overview of the evolution of BIM technology in the construction industry followed by hands-on training in the basic application of contemporary BIM software. Students will learn basic modeling skills and how to produce graphical presentations. Advanced applications of BIM technology will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will be provided with BIM software and will be required to complete a multi-step BIM model as a term project.
Prerequisites: CE 669 [Min Grade: C]

CE 690. Special Topics in (Area). 1-3 Hour.

Special Topics (Area).

CE 691. Individual Study in (Area). 1-4 Hour.

Individual Study (Area).

CE 692. CE Capstone Project. 3 Hours.

This course covers specific contemporary topics related to civil engineering practice and knowledge. Capstone project using case studies to apply skills, knowledge, techniques, and concepts developed in prior courses.

CE 693. Applied Research in CEE. 3-9 Hours.

Research tools, including elements of experimental design and proposal preparation. Effective communication, literature searches, and exploratory data analysis. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

CE 694. Sustainable Construction. 3 Hours.

Provides students an understanding of the interdependencies between planning, designing, building, operating, and demolishing the built environment and their impacts on the natural environment. Course topics will include: (1) Issues of recourse efficiency, economics, ethics, waste, human health, environmental justice, and industrial ecology; (2) Alternative practices that significantly reduce adverse environmental impacts of built infrastructure, and (3) Explore past and present thinking of engineering practitioners in this newly emerging discipline.

CE 695. International Construction Contracts/Liability. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of the fundamental aspects of the law that affects construction and engineering companies as well as the project owners. Particular emphasis is placed on contract forms and provisions related to liability for engineering design and construction companies, the roles of the typical participation in the process, and dispute resolution.

CE 697. Master's Project. 3-9 Hours.

A UAB Master's Project must demonstrate evidence of scholarly study and writing that ultimately contributes to the scientific knowledge base. This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop original ideas or seek to advance knowledge through theory, conceptualization, design, testing of tools, instruments, or procedures relevant to the practice of civil engineering.

CE 698. Non-Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

CE 699. Thesis Research. 1-12 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC M

CE 712. Theory of Elasticity. 3 Hours.

Equations of linear reduction to plane stress, plane strain, and generalized plane strain. Airy and love stress functions in solution of problems.

CE 715. Theory of Elastic Stability. 3 Hours.

Static stability of bars, beams, trusses, and rigid frames. Dynamic stability of bars. Energy method applied to buckingproblems. General theory of elastic stability.

CE 717. Theory of Plates and Shells. 3 Hours.

Linear theory and solutions of plates of various shapes. Large deflection theory and solutions of rectangular and circular plates. Membrane and bending theories of shells. Solutions of problems in conical, cylindrical,and spherical shell.

CE 721. Transportation Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Seminar focusing on student research and guest presentation of various topics of interest to graduate transportation engineering students.

CE 722. Traffic Flow Theory. 3 Hours.

Microscopic and macroscopic traffic flow characteristics. Traffic flow analytical techniques including car-following models, traffic stream models, shock wave analysis. Queuing analysis and gap acceptance. Simulation models for network analysis.

CE 723. Non-Motorized Transportation Design and Planning. 3 Hours.

Urban planning principles that support non-motorized transportation, local bicycle or pedestrian plans, non-motorized transportation safety related considerations, non-motorized transportation design including traffic calming techniques, procedures for capacity analysis of pedestrian facilities.

CE 724. Simulation Models for Transportation Applications. 3 Hours.

Basic concepts of simulation models for analysis and optimization of transportation systems. Experimentation with planning simulation models and traffic models for signal timing and capacity analysis.

CE 725. Intelligent Transportation Systems. 3 Hours.

Legal, institutional and planning issues related to Intelligent Transportation Systems. System architecture, telecommunication technologies. Advanced User Services, intermodal systems, deployment, cost benefit evaluation.

CE 731. Environmental Law. 3 Hours.

Law as it applies to the practicing environmental engineer. New and emerging regulations.

CE 732. Industrial Waste and Wastewater Treatment. 3 Hours.

Solid wastes and waste waters from various industries; assessment of treatability, system design, and equipment selection.

CE 736. Stormwater Pollution Management. 3 Hours.

Quality and quantity of stormwater. Receiving water problems and sources of pollutants. Runoff quality and quantity characterizations. Erosion control. Selection and design of controls; regulations.

CE 738. Water and Wastewater Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Aquatic chemistry. Chemical behavior of pollutants in receiving waters. Fate of common pollutants. Chemical kinetics in natural waters. Photochemical reactions. Modeling of wastewater discharges.

CE 739. Sediment Sources and Controls. 3 Hours.

Erosion and sediment transport in urban areas, design of common erosion control practices.

CE 740. Wastewater Treatment Engineering. 3 Hours.

Wastewater sources and characteristics. Design and operation of wastewater treatment facilities, including grit removal, oil and grease removal, dissolved air flotation, activated sludge process, trickling filters, and rotating biological contactors, stabilization ponds and aerated lagoons, anaerobic processes for wastewater treatment and sludge digestion. Ultimatedisposal of wastewater residues and considerations of discharge criteria.

CE 741. Civil Engineering Seminar. 1 Hour.

Seminar focusing on guest presentations on various civil and environmental engineering topics of interest for CEE Ph.D. students. Mandatory enrollment at least once prior to graduation.

CE 749. Engineering Liability. 3 Hours.

Laws related to liability for engineering design in the context of productsliability and construction projects; roles and liabilities between various parties involved in construction projects.

CE 750. Advanced Structural Steel. 3 Hours.

Beams, columns, tension members, and connections; current research.

CE 755. Advanced Reinforced Concrete. 3 Hours.

Beam, column, and slab actions; current research.

CE 758. Engineering Management. 3 Hours.

Management techniques for practicing engineers.

CE 763. Finite Element Methods. 3 Hours.

Theory and applications in structural mechanics. Plane stress, plane strain, axisymmetric problems, solids, plates, shells, nonlinear systems.

CE 781. Environmental Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Chemical equilibrium, acid/base, chemical concepts in pollutant behavior. Chemical kinetics, redox system, hydrolysis, pesticides, chemical wastes.

CE 782. Water Treatment Engineering. 3 Hours.

Water sources and characteristics. Design and operation of water treatmentfacilities including lime softening operations, coagulation, flocculation, clarification, dissolved air flotation, filtration, disinfection, absorption, ion exchange, and sluge disposal.

CE 783. Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes Lab. 3 Hours.

Construction and evaluation of bench-scale treatment processes. Treatability of water and wastewater. Coagulation of sedimentation, settleability of biological sludge, aerobic biological treatment, chemical treatment, water softening toxicity, disinfection, and sludge treatment processes.

CE 786. Engineering Hydrogeology. 3 Hours.

Groundwater movement, natural quality, contamination, and restoration. Physical and chemical properties of groundwater. Well hydraulics and flow net analyses. Prevention and control of groundwater contamination.

CE 787. Stormwater Detention Pond Design. 3 Hours.

Stormwater problems and control methods. Urban hydrology prediction procedures for drainage and water quality studies. Detention pond design basics, limitations and multiple benefits.

CE 790. Special Topics in (Area). 1-3 Hour.

Special Topics(In Area).

CE 791. Individual Studies (In Area). 1-4 Hour.

Individual Studies(In Area).

CE 793. Applied Research in Civil and Environmental Eng.. 3 Hours.

Research tools, including elements of experimental design and proposal preparation. Effective communication, literature searches, and exploratorydata analysis. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CE 797. Environmental Health Engineering Internship. 6 Hours.

Off-campus internship experience working with industries, utilities or government agencies.

CE 798. Non-Dissertation Research. 1-12 Hour.

CE 799. Dissertation Research. 1-16 Hour.

Prerequisites: GAC D

Faculty

Attard, Thomas L., Associate Professor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, 2014, B.S.C.E (Univ. of Nevada, Reno), M.S.C.E., Ph.D. (Arizona State), Structural engineering, sustainable infrastructure systems, mechanics of sustainable systems
Fouad, Fouad H., Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering; Chair, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering; Associate Director, University Transportation Center for Alabama, 1981, B.S.C.E. (Alexandria, Egypt), M.S.C.E. (Texas), Ph.D. (Texas A&M), P.E. (Alabama, Texas), Structural Engineering, Reinforced Concrete, Concrete Materials
Gilmer, Dianne, Instructor of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, 2009, B.S. (Samford), MEng-CEM (UAB), Engineering Online Education, Learning Management System Applications, Student Retention in Online Learning Programs
Hitchcock, Wilbur A., Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering; Director of Construction Engineering Management Program, 2005, B.S. (U.S. Military Academy), M.E.C.E., Ph.D. (Texas A&M), Engineering Online Education, Sustainable Structural Design Advances, Infrastructure Resilience
Hosch, Ian E., Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2012, B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E, Ph.D. (UAB), Structural Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering
Kirby, Jason, Associate Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering; Director, Sustainable Smart Cities Program, 2005, B.S. (Auburn), M.S., Ph.D. (Alabama), Environmental Engineering, Water Resources, Hydraulics
Peters, Robert W., Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2001, B.S. (Northwestern), M.S., Ph.D. (Iowa State), P.E. (Indiana and Illinois), Environmental Engineering, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Hazardous Waste Treatment
Segner, E. P. Jr., Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1990, B.S.C.E., M.S.C.E. (Texas), Ph.D. (Texas A&M), P.E. (Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee), Engineering Education, Engineering Mechanics, Structural Engineering
Sisiopiku, Virginia P., Associate Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2002, B.S. (Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki), M.S., Ph.D. (Illinois-Chicago), Transportation Engineering, Traffic Engineering
Sullivan, Andrew, Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2009, B.S.C.E. (Pennsylvania), M.S.C.E. (UAB), P.E. (Alabama), Transportation Engineering, Traffic Operations
Uddin, Nasim, Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2001, B.S. (University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh), M.S. (Oklahoma-Norman), Ph.D. (SUNY Buffalo), P.E. (New York), Structural Engineering, Wind and Seismic Loads, Bridge Design
Waldron, Christopher, Assistant Professor of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 2008, B.S.C.E. (Drexel); M.S.C.E., Ph.D. (Virginia Tech), P.E. (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), Structural Engineering, Bridge Design, Engineering Mechanics