Civil and Materials Engineering (CME)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description
CME 201 Statics 3 hours. Analysis of forces, equilibrium of two- and three-dimensional structures, frames and machines. Friction, centroids, virtual work and energy. Prerequisite(s): MATH 181 and PHYS 141.
CME 203 Strength of Materials 3 hours. Relationships between the stresses and strains within a deformable body. Axially loaded members, torsion and the bending of bars. Stress transformation equations. Column theory. Prerequisite(s):  CME 201 and MATH 210.
CME 205 Structural Analysis I 3 hours. Analysis of trusses, beams and frames. Classical methods and analysis with microcomputers. Displacements, shear and bending moments, influence lines. Prerequisite(s): CME 203.
CME 211 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics 3 hours. Covers the basic fluid mechanics topics of statics and kinematics, with emphasis on civil engineering aspects of open channel hydraulics and pipe flow.   Prerequisite(s):  CME 201.  
CME 215 Hydraulics and Hydrology 3 hours. Hydraulics of pipe flow, open channel flow and hydraulic machinery. Ground water and surface water hydrology. Prerequisite(s): ME 211. 
CME 216 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 hours. Environmental engineering and design for water and waste problems. Interactive effects of man-made projects on resources and the environment. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112; and credit or concurrent registration in CME 211. 
CME 260 Properties of Materials 3 hours. Introduction to the relationships between composition and microstructure; correlation with physical and mechanical behavior of metals, ceramics, and polymers. Manufacturing methods. Service performance. Materials selection. Credit is not given for CME 260 if the student has credit for CME 261. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112 and MATH 181 and PHYS 141.
CME 261 Materials for Manufacturing 2 hours. Introductory-level course in materials engineering to familiarize students with relationships between processing, structure and properties of materials used to manufacture devices. Same as ME 261. Credit is not given for CME 261/ME 261  if the student has credit for CME 260. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112 and MATH 181 and PHYS 141.
CME 300 Composition and Properties of Concrete 2 hours. Properties and types of cements and aggregates, hydration, mix design, properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Prerequisite(s):  Credit or concurrent registration in CME 203. 
CME 301 Behavior and Design of Metal Structures 3 hours. Design of metal structures, behavior of members and their connections, theoretical, experimental and practical basis for proportioning members. Prerequisite(s): CME 205.
CME 302 Transportation Engineering 3 hours. Fundamentals of transportation engineering. Design, operations and planning of transportation systems of various technologies, emphasizing road and public transit. Extensive computer use required. Field trips and computer laboratory required. Prerequisite(s): CS 107 or CS 109. 
CME 310 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 hours. Analysis and design of reinforced concrete structural elements: beams, slabs, columns, and foundations. Use of current ACI 318 building code. Prerequisite(s): CME 205 and credit or concurrent registration in CME 300.
CME 311 Water Resources Engineering 3 hours. Groundwater hydrogeology and transport; surface water transport and modeling from an engineering perspective.  Laboratory covers ground and surface water transport and pump hydraulics.   Extensive computer use required.  Prerequisite(s):  CME 211.  
CME 315 Soil Mechanics and Laboratory 4 hours. Soil formation, phase relationships, index properties and soil classification, soil composition, soil compaction, water in soils, stresses in soils, consolidation, shear strength, soils laboratory. Prerequisite(s): CME 203 and CME 211. 
CME 359 Mechanical Vibrations 3 hours. Free and forced vibrations of damped linear single and multiple degree of freedom systems. Approximate methods, instrumentation, and applications. Same as ME 308. Prerequisite(s): ME 210 and MATH 220.
CME 392 Undergraduate Research 1 TO 3 hours. Research and indepth study of a subject of interest under the close supervision of a faculty member. A report is required. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.
CME 394 Undergraduate Seminar 1 TO 3 hours. Students conduct an indepth study of areas of engineering of special interest to them which will be presented to the class in a seminar format. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.
CME 396 Senior Design I 3 hours. Introduction to design process and methodologies. Aspects of deterministic and probabilistics design. Optimization theory and methods in design. Preparation of senior design projects.  Students are required to take Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE exam) before graduation.  Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. 
CME 397 Senior Design II 2 TO 3 hours. Application of principles of engineering and design methods to the solution of a large-scale design program. Communicating design solu- tions through verbal and written media. Prerequisite(s): CME 396.
CME 400 Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 OR 4 hours. Design of reinforced concrete building structures, including design for lateral loads due to wind, structural systems for reinforced concrete buildings, shear walls, and design for seismic forces. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 310 or the equivalent.
CME 401 Advanced Design of Metal Structures 3 OR 4 hours. Plate girders; unsymmetrical bending; torsion of thin-walled structures; lateral-torsional instability; composite construction. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 301.
CME 402 Geometric Design of Highway Facilities 3 OR 4 hours. Elements of geometric design. Driver, vehicle and roadway system characteristics. Horizontal and vertical alignment design. Intersection design and operation. Capacity and level of service. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 302.
CME 403 Hydraulic Design 3 OR 4 hours. Groundwater hydraulics, movement, recharge and well design; migration and drainage; design of dams, spillways and turbines; wave and coastal engineering design. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 311.
CME 405 Foundation Analysis and Design 3 TO 4 hours. Site characterization; analysis and design of shallow foundations, deep foundations and earth retaining structures; foundations on difficult soils; effects of construction; instrumentation and monitoring. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 315.
CME 406 Bridge Design 3 OR 4 hours. Theory and design procedures related to the analysis and design of modern bridges. Using the AASHTO Code, includes concrete and steel structures, construction practices and procedures. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 301 and CME 310.
CME 407 Soil and Site Improvement Methods 3 OR 4 hours. Compaction, preloading, vertical drains, grouting, admixture stabilization, thermal stabilization, soil reinforcement, geosynthetics; construction of embankments on soft clay, embankments on mechanically stabilized earth walls, hydraulic barriers; case studies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 315.
CME 408 Traffic Engineering and Design 3 OR 4 hours. Highway Traffic control with an emphasis on highway capacity analysis and Traffic Signal Design.  Queuing theory, traffic flow theory, corridor management, and Taffic Safety.   3 undergraduate hours.  4 graduate hours.  Extensive computer use required.  Field work required.  Prerequisite(s):  CME 302 or consent of the instructor.
CME 409 Structural Analysis II 3 OR 4 hours. Approximate analysis of structures including trusses and multistory frames. Influence lines, cables and arches. Principles of limit analysis for structures and structural elements. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 205 or consent of the instructor.
CME 410 Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures 3 OR 4 hours. Principles of prestressed concrete. Analysis and design of statically determinate prestressed concrete members. Introduction to design and detailing of connections. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 310.
CME 411 Chemistry for Environmental Professionals 3 hours. Introductory atmospheric chemistry, aspects of air pollution, chemistry related to natural water and water treatment; priority organic pollutants and heavy metals. Same as EOHS 440. Prerequisite(s): One year of college chemistry.
CME 415 Environmental Geotechnology 3 OR 4 hours. Environmental laws and regulations, sources and types of waste materials, waste materials in geotechnical engineering applications, geotechnical management of municipal, industrial, mine and nuclear wastes. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 315.
CME 419 Air Quality Management I 3 hours. Sources, control, dispersion and effects upon receptors of air pollution: health and other adverse effects, meteorology and dispersion estimation, photochemistry, aerosol characterization. Same as EOHS 431. Prerequisite(s): EOHS 405 or CME 216 or consent of instructor.
CME 420 Water and Wastewater Analysis Laboratory 0 TO 4 hours. Laboratory class for environmental engineering. Analysis of water, wastewater and soil for nutrients, pollutants, physical parameters and biological parameters. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 216; or graduate standing. 
CME 421 Water Treatment Design 3 OR 4 hours. Water quality control systems. Physical-chemical unit processes applied to systems designed for treatment of municipal and industrial waters. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Field trip required at nominal fee. Prerequisite(s): CME 216. 
CME 422 Wastewater Treatment Design 3 OR 4 hours. Processes involved in the biological treatment of wastewater. Aerobic and anaerobic treatment, sludge stabilization, and nutrient removal. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Field trip required. Prerequisite(s): CME 216 or the equivalent.
CME 423 Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes 3 hours. Management of solid and hazardous waste, including radioactive waste: landfills, incineration, recycling, composting, source reduction, groundwater and air pollution impacts, control, regulations, siting, health impacts. Same as EOHS 472, and GEOG 444.
CME 425 Environmental Remediation Engineering 3 OR 4 hours. Sources of contamination, regulations, site characterization, impact assessment, waste disposal and containment options, waste treatment options, case studies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 315.
CME 427 Engineering Hydrology 3 OR 4 hours. Processes, techniques and concepts in hydrology of interest to the engineer: precipitation, interception, evaporation, groundwater, unit hydrographs, flood routing, and statistics.   3 undergraduate hours.  4 graduate hours.  Prerequisite(s):  CME 215.
CME 430 Theory of Elasticity I 3 OR 4 hours. The boundary value problems of linear elasticity. Uniqueness of solution. Reduction to two dimensions: the plane problems, torsion, bending. Polar coordinates and general orthogonal coordinates. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 204 and MATH 481 or the equivalents.
CME 431 Introduction to Continuum Mechanics 3 OR 4 hours. Vectors and tensors, stress, principal stresses and principal axes, deformation, compatability conditions, constitutive equations, isotropy and mechanical properties of fluids and solids. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 203 and CME 211; or CME 203 and ME 211.
CME 432 Energy Methods in Mechanics 3 OR 4 hours. Variational theorems of elasticity. Applications to establish approximate systems and their solution. Beams (including shear deformation.) Introduction to instability theory. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 205.
CME 433 Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis I 3 OR 4 hours. Classical theory of strength of materials. Fracture mechanisms maps. Continuum damage mechanics. Introduction to fracture mechanics. Singular problems of elasticity. Stress intensity. Energy release rates. Irwin-Orowan, Barenblatt-Dugdale theories. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 430.
CME 434 Finite Element Analysis I 3 OR 4 hours. Establishment of basic finite element, matrix relations for one-dimensional heat conduction problems: Truss, beam and frame structural systems. Solution methods of the resulting equations. Introduction to two-dimensional analysis. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 205 or ME 401 and CS 108.
CME 435 Theory of Vibrations I 3 OR 4 hours. Analytical and numerical treatment of linear, discrete systems. Nonlinear discrete systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 200 or the equivalent and MATH 220.
CME 450 Probability and Reliability in Structural Design 3 OR 4 hours. Maximum uncertainty principle and probability distributions of random variables. Distributions of extremes and their applications. Statistics of failure. The weakest link theory. Time to failure. Structural reliability. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
CME 453 Experimental Stress Analysis 0 TO 4 hours. Structural similitude and dimensional analysis. Strain measurement techniques. Introduction to photoelasticity. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 430. 
CME 454 Structural Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings 3 OR 4 hours. State-of-the-art introduction to structural analysis and design of tall buildings. Load impact on different structural systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 401 or CME 409 or the equivalent, or consent of the instructor. Recommended background: Major structural analysis and design courses.
CME 460 Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction 4 hours. Fundamentals of crystallography. Theory of x-ray diffraction, experimental methods and applications. Prerequisite(s): CME 260. 
CME 470 Physical and Mechanical Properties of Materials 4 hours. Basic metallurgical phenomena; kinetics and phase stability; diffusion and transformation rates. Mechanical properties of materials; creep; fatigue and fracture. Prerequisite(s): CME 260. 
CME 471 Thermodynamics of Materials 0 TO 4 hours. Application of chemical and thermodynamic principles to processing and characterization of materials. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 260. 
CME 480 Welding Metallurgy 4 hours. Metallurgy of metals joining processes. Selection of processes and design of products manufactured by joining processes. Prerequisite(s): CME 260. 
CME 493 Seminar 1 TO 3 hours. Topics of mutual interest to a faculty and a group of students. Offered as announced in the Timetable.
CME 494 Special Topics in Civil Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials 1 TO 4 hours. Subject matter varies from section to section and from semester to semester, depending on the specialities of the instructor. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
CME 496 Special Problems 1 TO 4 hours. Special problems or reading by special arrangement with a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.