Civil Engineering

ENCE 2302           Civil Engineering Computing and Graphics (Lecture)                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: MATH 1126 or MATH 2107 or MATH 2111 or MATH 2114 or equivalent, and registration in ENCE 2303. Introduction to Fortran programming and spreadsheet design for civil engineering applications. Fundamental graphical concepts and related material as they apply to the technologies utilized in the field of civil engineering.

ENCE 2303           Civil Engineering Computing and Graphics (Laboratory)                              1 cr.
Prerequisite: MATH 1126 or MATH 2107 or MATH 2111 or MATH 2114 or equivalent, and credit for or registration in ENCE 2302. Introduction to Fortran programming and spreadsheet design for civil engineering applications. Fundamental graphical concepts and related material as they apply to the technologies utilized in the field of civil engineering.

ENCE 2310           Elementary Surveying Measurements                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisites: MATH 1126 or MATH 2107 or MATH 2111 or MATH 2114; credit or registration in ENCE 2302 and 2303 or equivalent. Practical surveying measurement techniques are presented with suitable office computation methods for boundary, construction, and topographic surveys. State coordinate systems are introduced with proper use of geodetic datums (NAD 1927 to NAD 1983). Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

ENCE 2311           Mechanics of Materials Laboratory                                                                  1 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: credit or registration in ENCE 2351. Selected experiments in mechanics of materials: mechanical extensometers, electric strain gauges, stress concentration, surface hardness. Three hours of laboratory.

ENCE 2350           Statics                                                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites: MATH 2108 or 2111 or credit or registration in 2114, and PHYS 1061. Vectors; two-dimensional and three-dimensional force systems; equilibrium; friction; centroids; mass moments of inertia; second moments of areas.

ENCE 2351           Mechanics of Materials                                                                                     3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: ENCE 2350. Simple stress and strain; shear, moments, stresses and deflections in beams; combined stresses; thermal stresses; statically indeterminate members; columns.

ENCE 3093           Special Problems in Civil Engineering                                                             1 cr.
Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering. Seminar, independent study, and research participation in civil engineering.

ENCE 3300           Computational Methods in Civil Engineering                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Credit in MATH 2314. Regression and correlation, hypothesis testing, modeling, computers and error analysis; interpolation, numerical differentiation and integration; and function approximation and data fitting for problems in civil and environmental engineering.

ENCE 3318           Principles of Hydraulics                                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisites: Credit or registration in (ENCE 2301 or (ENCE 2302 and ENCE 2303)) and credit or registration in ENME 2750. An introductory course to the fundamentals of hydraulics and environmental water resources engineering. Fluid properties, conservative equations, flow resistance in pipes and open channels, dimensional analysis, pipe flow and pipe measurements.

ENCE 3326           Environmental Engineering Laboratory                                                          1 cr.
Prerequisites:  CHEM 1017, or equivalent chemistry course, and ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720, and credit for or registration in ENCE 3327.  Basic laboratory experiments to determine water and wastewater characteristics such as total solids, suspended solids, volatile suspended solids, total dissolved solids, pH, dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, alkalinity, hardness, Langelier Stability Index, turbidity, jar test to determine the optimum coagulant dosage, chlorine residual.  Three hour of laboratory practices per week.

ENCE 3327           Introduction to Environmental Engineering (Lecture)                                   3 cr.
Prerequisites: CHEM 1017, or equivalent chemistry course, and ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720, and credit for or registration in ENCE 3326. Topics include: water quality, water and wastewater treatment processes, air pollution control, and solid and hazardous waste management.

ENCE 3340           Geotechnical Engineering                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisites: Credit or registration in ENCE 2351, and ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720; registration in ENCE 3341. Properties and behavior of soils as engineering materials; the origin and classification of soils; permeability of soils; compressibility and strength characteristics of soils; elementary treatment of consolidation, earth pressure, and bearing capacity. Determination of engineering properties of soils in the laboratory. Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory.

ENCE 3341           Soil Mechanics Laboratory                                                                               1 cr.
Prerequisite: Registration in ENCE 3340 or consent of department. Properties and behavior of soils as engineering materials. Data collection, computations, and presentation of results.

ENCE 3356           Structural Analysis                                                                                            4 cr.
Prerequisites: ENCE 2351 and credit or registration in ENCE 2311. Analysis of structures using manual and computer methods. Analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures subjected to static loads by the following methods: moment-area principles, virtual work, conjugate beam, moment distribution, displacement method.

ENCE 3390           Basic Project Management                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisites: Credit or registration in ECON 2000. Civil engineering economic analysis including equivalence, cash flow diagrams, present worth, decision analysis, estimating economic life, project definition, the project manager, planning, scheduling, critical path analysis, and project evaluation and review techniques.

ENCE 3391           Construction Project Management                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: Credit or registration in ECON 2000. Civil engineering involves both the design and the management of the construction of projects. Knowledge of construction project management is important to the civil engineering profession. Topics covered in this course include: definition and attributes of a project (design or construction) including the life cycle of a project; developing project proposals and request for proposals (RFP); estimating quantities and cost; technique for scheduling and resource allocation, including network analysis; review and control of project performance; resource leveling, and schedule crashing and time-cost trade-off analysis.

ENCE 4096           Independent Study in Civil Engineering                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: junior standing in engineering. This course may be taken for credit three times. No student may earn more than nine hours degree credit in courses ENCE 4096 and 4097.

ENCE 4097           Special Topics in Civil Engineering                                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4096 and 4097: junior standing in engineering. Courses may be taken for credit three times. No student may earn more than nine hours degree credit in courses ENCE 4096 and 4097.

ENCE 4316           Sustainability Principles for Engineers                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Sustainability concepts and definitions, physical and natural resources, climate science, environmental policies in the world, sustainable infrastructure design, green design standards, renewable energy resources, sustainability and engineering ethics, environmental and resource economics, life cycle assessments, sustainability rating tools. Discussion of case studies related to sustainable design and construction.

ENCE 4318           Hydraulic Engineering Systems                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4318: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720, and registration in ENCE 4319.

Classification of flows. Application of continuity, energy and momentum principles to hydraulic systems. Similitude in hydraulic models. Application of hydrostatics to hydraulic structures including preliminary design of gravity and arch dams. Friction concepts. Flow in pipe networks. Pumping systems. Application of basic principles to open channel flow. Concepts of critical flow, uniform flow, and hydraulic jumps. Design of non-erodible and erodible channels. Steady gradually varied flow in open channels. Design of hydraulic structures. Graduate students enrolled in 5318 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 4319           Fluid Mechanics  & Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory                                 1 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4319: Concurrent registration in ENCE 4318 required.  The time will be equally split between laboratory experiments in the Hydraulics laboratory and design tutorials.  The physical experiments are designed to demonstrate the continuity, energy and momentum principles; flow in hydraulic structures such as culverts, weirs, spillways, and stilling basins; steady and unsteady flow including gravity waves; rigid and mobile bed flows.  The tutorials will cover:  the use of applicable software for hydraulic systems and the design of hydraulic structures or components of hydraulic structures. [3-hour laboratory].

ENCE 4321           Hydrology                                                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4321: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720 and MATH 2314. The hydrologic cycle, run-off relations, unit hydrographs, flood routing, probability in hydrology, hydrologic simulation, and stochastic methods in hydrology. Graduate students enrolled in 5321 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 4322           Design of Water Supply and Sewer Systems                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4322: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720. Design of water supply systems including surface water intakes, groundwater wells, pumping, pipelines, storage reservoirs, and water distribution systems. Design of urban drainage systems including: sanitary sewer systems, storm water collection systems, sewage pumping stations, and appurtenances and special structures. Graduate students enrolled in 5322 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 4323           Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4323: ENCE 3323 or (ENCE 3327 and ENCE 3326). Design and analysis of unit operations and processes for water and wastewater treatment processes. Topics include physical, chemical, and biological unit processes. Course will focus on water and wastewater treatment plant design including comparisons of alternate treatment processes. Graduate students enrolled in 5323 must carry out additional work to earn graduate credit.

ENCE 4328           Air Pollution Control                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites for ENCE 4328: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720.  Air pollutants and their sources, air pollution meteorology, effect of air pollution on man, vegetation and materials, air quality standards, atmospheric sampling and analysis, dispersion of pollutants, technology of air pollution control, and combustion evaluation. Each student will work on a project in which the student has to adopt one industry and apply the knowledge gained in the course to develop an air quality management report.

ENCE 4329           Modeling and Design in Environmental Hydraulics                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites for ENCE 5329: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720. Nonpoint and point source water quality modeling for the control of pollution in rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Environmental cycles, transport processes, and physical, chemical,and biological processes involved in water quality modeling.

ENCE 4330           Groundwater Engineering                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4330:  ENCE 3340 Geotechnical Engineering.  Fundamentals of fluid  mechanics and geotechnical engineering applied to flow in porous media. Elements of the hydrologic cycle.  Occurrence of groundwater. Hydraulics  of aquifers  and groundwater development.

ENCE 4340           Foundation Engineering                                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4340: ENCE 3340. Application of soil mechanics principles to the design of footings, foundations, embankments, and retaining walls. Subsurfaces investigations, dewatering, deep excavations, piles, caissons and cofferdams. Case histories will be cited. Graduate students enrolled in 5340 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 4358           Structural Steel Design                                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4358: ENCE 3356. Concepts of and introduction to elastic and plastic design of steel structures. Elastic design of structural elements, i.e. tension members, columns, beams, beam-columns and connections, incorporating AISC design specifications and manual. Critical comparisons of specifications with theories. Graduate students enrolled in 5358 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 4359           Structural Concrete Design                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3356. Theory and design of reinforced concrete beams, girders, slabs, columns, floor systems, and footings incorporating ACI Code provisions for working stress and ultimate strength design. Consideration of deflection, torsion, creep, and shrinkage. Review of experimental data and current design specifications. Graduate students enrolled in 5359 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 4363           Structural Design with Wood, Masonry, Aluminum and Plastics                  3 cr.
Prerequisites for ENCE 4363: ENCE 3359 and credit or registration in ENCE 4358. Prerequisites for ENCE 5363: ENCE 4359 and credit or registration in ENCE 4358. Introductions to structural design with wood, masonry, aluminum, and plastics; material behavior, loading, analysis, design codes.

ENCE 4364           Steel Bridge Design & Construction                                                                3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4364: Credit for or registration in ENCE 4358. Design concepts, loadings, codes for steel bridges. Steel bridge design  and construction in compliance with AISC current year competition rules.

ENCE 4386           Principles of Transportation and Highway Engineering                                3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4386: Credit or current enrollment in ENCE 2310, MATH 2314 or ENCE 3300, and ENCE 3340. An examination of the principles and concepts which influence transportation system performance and the analytical techniques which are employed to solve problems in transportation design, operations, and planning.

ENCE 4390           Senior Civil Engineering Design Project                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites: Credit or registration in ENCE 3391, ENCE 4323, ENCE 4340, ENCE 4386, and ENCE 4359 and senior standing. Individual or team study and evolution of a project, involving engineering design, synthesis or systems in civil engineering. Using basic information provided, a design will be developed for a comprehensive civil engineering project. The design process will consist of the following phases: information collection; generation of alternate solutions; preliminary evaluation; analysis; synthesis; review and implementation. A comprehensive written report and oral presentation are required. Not open to graduate students.

ENCE 4399           Civil and Environmental  Seminar                                                                    2 cr.
Prerequisite: Senior standing in civil engineering and Departmental approval. This course addresses professional, licensure, and ethical responsibilities of the civil engineer, as well as communication concepts. Contemporary issues will be included to further develop an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions from a global and/or societal context. The ability of students to apply the fundamental knowledge of mathematics, sciences, and engineering will be tested. Passing this course is a requirement for graduation. Weekly meeting will include a one-hour lecture and a three-hour laboratory. Not open to graduate students.

ENCE 4723           Ocean and Coastal Engineering                                                                      3 cr.
(ENCE 4723, ENME 4723, and NAME 4723 are cross-listed). Prerequisite for ENCE 4723, ENME 4723 and NAME 4723 : ENME 3720 or ENCE 3318 or consent of the department. Elements of wind and wave generation and forecasting, tidal phenomena, hurricanes, storm surge, tsunamis, interaction of waves and wind with coastal and offshore structures, coastal and estuary processes. Design aspects of various topics are discussed and analyzed: e.g., offshore structures, spar buoys, underwater pipelines, oil production risers, coastal protection, mooring cables, vortex shedding, gas flares, beach formation, harbor resonance, structure resonance, etc. A design project is required. This course addresses many of the coastal engineering issues in South Louisiana.

ENCE 5096           Independent Study in Civil Engineering                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: junior standing in engineering. This course may be taken for credit three times. No student may earn more than nine hours degree credit in courses ENCE 4096 and 4097.

ENCE 5097           Special Topics in Civil Engineering                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4096 and 4097: junior standing in engineering. Courses may be taken for credit three times. No student may earn more than nine hours degree credit in courses ENCE 4096 and 4097.

ENCE 5318           Hydraulic Engineering Systems                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4318: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720, and registration in ENCE 4319. Classification of flows. Application of continuity, energy and momentum principles to hydraulic systems. Similitude in hydraulic models. Application of hydrostatics to hydraulic structures including preliminary design of gravity and arch dams. Friction concepts. Flow in pipe networks. Pumping systems. Application of basic principles to open channel flow. Concepts of critical flow, uniform flow, and hydraulic jumps. Design of non-erodible and erodible channels. Steady gradually varied flow in open channels. Design of hydraulic structures. Graduate students enrolled in 5318 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 5319           Fluid Mechanics  & Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory                                 1 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4319: Concurrent registration in ENCE 4318 required.  The time will be equally split between laboratory experiments in the Hydraulics laboratory and design tutorials.  The physical experiments are designed to demonstrate the continuity, energy and momentum principles; flow in hydraulic structures such as culverts, weirs, spillways, and stilling basins; steady and unsteady flow including gravity waves; rigid and mobile bed flows.  The tutorials will cover:  the use of applicable software for hydraulic systems and the design of hydraulic structures or components of hydraulic structures. [3-hour laboratory].

ENCE 5321           Hydrology                                                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4321: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720 and MATH 2314. The hydrologic cycle, run-off relations, unit hydrographs, flood routing, probability in hydrology, hydrologic simulation, and stochastic methods in hydrology. Graduate students enrolled in 5321 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 5322           Design of Water Supply and Sewer Systems                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4322: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720. Design of water supply systems including surface water intakes, groundwater wells, pumping, pipelines, storage reservoirs, and water distribution systems. Design of urban drainage systems including: sanitary sewer systems, storm water collection systems, sewage pumping stations, and appurtenances and special structures. Graduate students enrolled in 5322 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 5323           Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4323: ENCE 3323 or (ENCE 3327 and ENCE 3326). Design and analysis of unit operations and processes for water and wastewater treatment processes. Topics include physical, chemical, and biological unit processes. Course will focus on water and wastewater treatment plant design including comparisons of alternate treatment processes. Graduate students enrolled in 5323 must carry out additional work to earn graduate credit.

ENCE 5328           Air Pollution Control                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisites for ENCE 4328: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720.  Air pollutants and their sources, air pollution meteorology, effect of air pollution on man, vegetation and materials, air quality standards, atmospheric sampling and analysis, dispersion of pollutants, technology of air pollution control, and combustion evaluation. Each student will work on a project in which the student has to adopt one industry and apply the knowledge gained in the course to develop an air quality management report.

ENCE 5329           Modeling and Design in Environmental Hydraulics                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites for ENCE 5329: ENCE 3318 or ENME 3720. Nonpoint and point source water quality modeling for the control of pollution in rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Environmental cycles, transport processes, and physical, chemical,and biological processes involved in water quality modeling.

ENCE 5330           Groundwater Engineering                                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4330:  ENCE 3340 Geotechnical Engineering.  Fundamentals of fluid  mechanics and geotechnical engineering applied to flow in porous media. Elements of the hydrologic cycle.  Occurrence of groundwater. Hydraulics  of aquifers  and groundwater development.

ENCE 5340           Foundation Engineering                                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4340: ENCE 3340. Application of soil mechanics principles to the design of footings, foundations, embankments, and retaining walls. Subsurfaces investigations, dewatering, deep excavations, piles, caissons and cofferdams. Case histories will be cited. Graduate students enrolled in 5340 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 5358           Structural Steel Design                                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4358: ENCE 3356. Concepts of and introduction to elastic and plastic design of steel structures. Elastic design of structural elements, i.e. tension members, columns, beams, beam-columns and connections, incorporating AISC design specifications and manual. Critical comparisons of specifications with theories. Graduate students enrolled in 5358 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 5359           Structural Concrete Design                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3356. Theory and design of reinforced concrete beams, girders, slabs, columns, floor systems, and footings incorporating ACI Code provisions for working stress and ultimate strength design. Consideration of deflection, torsion, creep, and shrinkage. Review of experimental data and current design specifications. Graduate students enrolled in 5359 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 5363           Structural Design with Wood, Masonry, Aluminum and Plastics                   3 cr.
Prerequisites for ENCE 4363: ENCE 3359 and credit or registration in ENCE 4358. Prerequisites for ENCE 5363: ENCE 4359 and credit or registration in ENCE 4358. Introductions to structural design with wood, masonry, aluminum, and plastics; material behavior, loading, analysis, design codes.

ENCE 5364           Steel Bridge Design & Construction                                                                 3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4364: Credit for or registration in ENCE 4358. Design concepts, loadings, codes for steel bridges. Steel bridge design  and construction in compliance with AISC current year competition rules.

ENCE 5386           Principles of Transportation and Highway Engineering                                3 cr.
Prerequisite for ENCE 4386: Credit or current enrollment in ENCE 2310, MATH 2314 or ENCE 3300, and ENCE 3340. An examination of the principles and concepts which influence transportation system performance and the analytical techniques which are employed to solve problems in transportation design, operations, and planning.

ENCE 5387           Traffic Engineering                                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites for ENCE 4387: ENCE 4386. Definition and measurement of traffic stream variables, statistical distributions, traffic stream models, and capacity of roadway and intersections. Graduate students enrolled in 5387 must carry out additional work to earn the graduate credit.

ENCE 5723           Ocean and Coastal Engineering                                                                       3 cr.
(ENCE 4723, ENME 4723, and NAME 4723 are cross-listed). Prerequisite for ENCE 4723, ENME 4723 and NAME 4723 : ENME 3720 or ENCE 3318 or consent of the department. Elements of wind and wave generation and forecasting, tidal phenomena, hurricanes, storm surge, tsunamis, interaction of waves and wind with coastal and offshore structures, coastal and estuary processes. Design aspects of various topics are discussed and analyzed: e.g., offshore structures, spar buoys, underwater pipelines, oil production risers, coastal protection, mooring cables, vortex shedding, gas flares, beach formation, harbor resonance, structure resonance, etc. A design project is required. This course addresses many of the coastal engineering issues in South Louisiana.

ENCE 6095           Independent Special Project in Civil Engineering                                           3 cr.
This is the non-thesis MS special project, which consists of independent work under the direction of a faculty member, who will act as major professor, on a subject of mutual interest. A written report, and a final oral defense are required.

ENCE 6096           Independent Special Topics in Civil Engineering                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of the department. Graduate-level independent study on subjects of current interest in the various fields of civil engineering. May be taken for credit three times for a total of nine credit hours.

ENCE 6097           Advanced Special Topics in Civil Engineering                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. Special lectures or independent study on subjects of current interest in the various fields of civil engineering. May be taken for credit three times. No student may earn more than a total of nine hours of degree credit in courses ENCE 4096, 4097, 6096, 6097, and 6098.

ENCE 6313           Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemistry                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Co-registration in ENCE 6314 Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemistry Lab is strongly suggested. An advanced lecture course, which focuses on aquatic chemistry as it directly relates to engineered water and wastewater treatment processes. It includes the following topics: Chemical equilibrium principles, chemical thermodynamics, acid-base equilibrium, solubility equilibrium, oxidation-reduction equilibrium, chemical water stabilization and corrosivity removal, water softening and neutralization, and applications of redox chemistry.

ENCE 6314           Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemistry Lab                                            1 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department. Co-registration in ENCE 6313 Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemistry (Lecture) is strongly suggested. A lab and tutorial course that complements ENCE 6313. This course will include tutorials on how to solve water chemistry problems discussed in ENCE 6313, both numerically and graphically. The lab experiments will include the following: Spectrophotometer and Beer's Law, determination of turbidity, acid-base titration, the alkalinity titration curve, buffer design and intensity, and hardness determination.

ENCE 6319           Hydraulics of Free Surface Flow                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3320. Natural and artificial open channels, steady and unsteady flow, water surface profiles, channel transitions, hydraulic jump, secondary flow, and application of energy and momentum principles.

ENCE 6320           Design of Hydraulic Structures and Systems                                                  3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3320 or equivalent. Design of hydraulic structures including consideration of types and functions of dams; hydraulic design of spillways, crest gates, outlet works, and stilling basins; design considerations for hydraulic machinery, hydroelectric power, canals, and navigation locks.

ENCE 6322           Hydraulics and Environmental Modeling                                                         3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENME 3020 or equivalent. Hydraulic and environmental variables; dimensional analysis; design of experiments and physical models; formulation of numerical models for flow problems; and application of numerical and mathematical methods to surface and subsurface flow and environmental problems.

ENCE 6323           Sediment Transport                                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3320 or consent of department. Particle size analysis, fluid-particle systems, incipient motion. Suspended and total loads, bedforms, sediment measurements. Physical and numerical modeling of sediment transport. Transport of liquid-solid mixtures in pipes.

ENCE 6329           Design of Coastal and Hydraulic Structures                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3318 or consent of the department. Design of hydraulic structures including consideration of types and functions of dams; hydraulic design of spillways, crest gates, outlet works, and stilling basins; design considerations for canals, and navigation locks; geotechnical consideration and design of floodwalls; stability, seepage, and settlement of levees; rubble-mound breakwaters; armor layer stability; bulkhead design and stability; shore protection alternatives; design of pumping stations, sector gates, outfall structures; hurricane and storm damage risk reduction; construction considerations and life-cycle-cost analysis.

ENCE 6332           Water Treatment Processes and Design                                                          3 cr.
A comprehensive presentation of water treatment processes with their application to treatment plant design. Topics include: gas transfer, design of gas transfer units, coagulation of colloidal particles, design of rapid mixing units, flocculation, settling, filtration, disinfection, adsorption, oxidation.

ENCE 6333           Waste Water Treatment Processes and Design                                              3 cr.
A comprehensive presentation of wastewater treatment processes with their application to treatment plant design. Topics include: reactor analysis and modeling, bacterial growth, suspended growth reactors, biological film reactors, anaerobic treatment, land application, sludge stabilization, dewatering and disposal.

ENCE 6334           Sediment Transport and Dredging                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3318 or consent of the department. Particle size analysis, fluid-particle systems, incipient motion; suspended and total loads; bedforms; sediment measurements; physical and numerical modeling of sediment transport; transport of liquid-solid mixtures in pipes; dredging equipment; hydraulic and mechanical dredging; geotechnical properties of dredged sediments; environmental impacts of dredging.

ENCE 6335           Pollution Prevention                                                                                          3 cr.
Prerequisite: ECON 2000. Identification of pollution prevention opportunities and implementation of proven methodology as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Emphasis on economic evaluation of pollution prevention practices and investments for various manufacturing and post-consumer processes.

ENCE 6336           Air Quality Monitoring                                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: ENCE 4328 or consent of the department. Principles of measurement for ambient air quality, source testing and fugitive emissions. Both grab sampling & continuous sampling techniques and analysis methods will be studied. Standard instruments used in air quality monitoring including continuous & ambient emissions monitoring instruments/systems and regulatory aspects will be covered in the course.

ENCE 6337           Air Pollution Meteorology and Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling               3 cr.
Prerequisites: ENCE 4328 or consent of the department. Fundamentals of air pollution meteorology and atmospheric dispersion of pollutants. Mathematical models including Gaussian model, use of PC-based dispersion models to predict ambient concentrations of pollutants due to point, line, area and volume source emissions. Regulatory aspects of modeling and guidelines.

ENCE 6342           Dewatering and Groundwater Control                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisites: ENCE 3340 or equivalent. The study of the seepage through earthen dams, construction excavations and hydraulic structures. Properties of phreatic surfaces. Seepage pressures, piping and boiling. Construction and utilization of flow nets. Groundwater mechanics applications including flow characteristics and changes in flow due to pump and drain systems.

ENCE 6344           Geotechnical Engineering for Waste Management                                         3 cr.
Prerequisites: ENCE 3320, 3340 or equivalent. An overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the site selection, design, construction, and performance of waste disposal facilities, state and federal regulations governing solid and hazardous waste.

ENCE 6347           Ground Improvement                                                                                         3 cr.
Overview of recent methods of placement and improvement of soils for engineering construction practice.  Compaction methods including vibro techniques, dynamic compaction and compaction grouting.  Use of preloading and acceleration of consolidation settlement.  Application of electro-kinetics in construction practice.  Various methods and applicability of in-situ earth reinforcement.  Excavation support methods and groundwater lowering and drainage techniques.

ENCE 6349           Deep Foundations                                                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite:  ENCE 3340 and ENCE 4340. Review of pile materials, equipment and installation.  Evaluation of the soil parameters for pile foundation by laboratory and field tests.  Analysis and design of piles for vertical and lateral loads.  Application of design procedures for drilled shafts.  Use and interpretation of pile load tests.  Principles of pile foundations under dynamic loads.

ENCE 6350           Matrix Methods in Structural Engineering                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisites: ENCE 3356 or equivalent, CSCI 1201 or knowledge of computer programming. Review of basic matrix operations; classical methods of structural analysis in matrix formulation; work and energy principles; analysis of structures by the flexibility and stiffness methods; development and application of computer programs for matrix methods of analysis; introduction to finite element method.

ENCE 6353           Advanced Mechanics of Materials                                                                   3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 2351. Advanced topics in mechanics of materials, including torsion of non-circular prismatic bars, shear center, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, flat plates, elastic strain energy, and theories of failure and application to machine and structural design. One-third of course is devoted to analysis and two-thirds to synthesis and design.

ENCE 6355           Theory of Plates and Shells                                                                              3 cr.
(ENCE 6355 and ENME 6355 are cross-listed) Prerequisites: ENCE 6353 and MATH 2221. Laterally loaded plates with various boundary conditions; elastic stability of plates; differential geometry of surfaces; equilibrium and strain equations; membrane theory of shells; shells of revolution with emphasis on cylindrical and spherical shells.

ENCE 6357           Geosynthetics                                                                                                    3 cr.
Prerequisites:  ENCE 3340.  Overview of geosynthetics.  Functions and mechanisms of geotextiles.  Design procedures using geotextiles for drainage, reinforcement and other functions.  Design procedures for geogrid reinforcement.  Design methods for drainage systems using geonets.  Use and application of geomembranes in landfill liners.  Design and construction methods using geosynthetic clay liners.  Uses and design applications of geopipes and geocomposites.

ENCE 6358           Advanced Steel Design                                                                                      3 cr.
Prerequisites: ENME 3356 and 4358. Design of plate girders, composite beams, and connections; plastic hinges and introduction to plastic analysis of steel structures; and computer-aided design of steel space frame and introduction to steel bridge design.

ENCE 6359           Advanced Concrete Design                                                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3356 and 4359. Structural systems for buildings; lateral load analysis and design of shear walls; design of two-way slabs; design of biaxially loaded columns; torsion in concrete beams; introduction of prestressed concrete design; and general aspects of design.

ENCE 6361           Prestressed Concrete Design                                                                            3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 4359. Principles and methods of prestressing; design for flexure, shear, temperature, and fatigue; roof and floor framing systems, bridge construction, columns, and piles; connections and erection methods for precast members; pretensioning and posttensioning systems and procedures; and special design topics.

ENCE 6382           Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring                                               3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3340, ENCE 4340, or consent of the department. This course will review soil and rock properties, and soil characteristics affecting geotechnical instrumentation and field monitoring principles. The course will introduce systematic approach to geotechnical instrumentation and will review geotechnical instrumentation hardware and software. Theory and field measurement of groundwater pressure, deformation, stresses, load and strain will be discussed in this course. Application of geotechnical instrumentation to real-world projects will be presented. Remote monitoring and automatic data acquisition from geotechnical instruments will be discussed.

ENCE 6383           Soil Shear Strength and Slope Stability                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: ENCE 3340 or consent of the department. Review of basic principles of soil mechanics. Advanced theories on shear strength of cohesionless and cohesive soils. Review of short term (undrained) and long term (drained) soil shear strength parameters. Review of natural and excavated slopes. Soil Mechanics principles governing slope stability. Analysis of slopes using stability charts. Minimum factor of safety determination. Computer based slope stability analysis. Performance observations and practical consideration in design and construction of slopes. Discussion of case histories with slope stability issues. Stabilization of slopes and landslides.

ENCE 6390           Project Management                                                                                          3 cr.
(ENCE 6390, ENMG 6120, and MANG 6472 are cross-listed)  Prerequisite:consent of department.  Encompasses project organization structure, project planning and control. Discussions will include performance analysis based on earned value. Emphasis will be given to project management information systems. Human behavior in the project setting will be discussed.