CIVILENG 2010 3 credits Infrastructure and Society
This course will help students understand how infrastructure works, but more importantly, how the infrastructure affects nearly all aspects of human society. Students will synthesize concepts from many areas of social science using infrastructure as a focal point. Specifically, at the end of this course, students will be able to: describe the functions and purposes of the civil infrastructure (public works); explain the interactions between the built environment and the natural environment; describe the social, political, economic, ethical, and environmental considerations involved in infrastructure analysis and design; and create a social impact assessment report for local infrastructure. (Fall odd-numbered semesters)
Components: Lecture
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 15; C: ENGLISH 1230
CIVILENG 2120 3 credits Civil Engineering Computer Applications
Engineering problem solving using spreadsheets, MathCAD, and AutoCAD Civil 3D. Spreadsheet and MathCAD applications include graphing, curve fitting, interpolation, modeling, solving linear and non-linear equations, matrix methods, simultaneous equations, etc. Civil 3D applications include creation of topographic maps and determination of earthwork volumes. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 2640. C: CIVILENG 2630
CIVILENG 2630 3 credits Elements of Surveying
General use and care of surveying instruments; elevation determination, horizontal positioning; coordinate systems, topographic and construction surveys, introduction to boundary surveys, horizontal and vertical curves. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GENENG 1320 or INDUSTDY 1230; C: MATH 2530 or 2450
CIVILENG 3020 3 credits Construction Engineering
Contracts, specifications, legal aspects and associated liabilities of construction documents, site management and planning, introduction to project scheduling and cost estimating, CPM, earthwork calculations and cross sections. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: (CIVILENG 2120 or COMPUTER 1830) and CIVILENG 2630
CIVILENG 3030 3 credits Construction Materials
Fundamentals of engineering materials; analysis of aggregate and blending techniques; influences of aggregate mineralogy; analytical instrumentation and testing; introduction to portland cement chemistry; theory and design of portland cement concrete mixtures; bituminous materials and mixes; influences of mix properties on pavement durability. Construction material design projects. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: C: CIVILENG 2120 and GENENG 2340
CIVILENG 3100 4 credits Structural Mechanics
Design loads; stability and determinacy of trusses, beams and frames; member forces and deflection of statically determinate trusses; shear and moment diagrams, slopes and deflections of statically determinate beams and frames; influence lines and moving loads; force methods of indeterminate trusses, beams and frames; displacement methods of indeterminate beams and frames; approximate methods of indeterminate structures; computers in structural analysis. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GENENG 2340 and a "C" or better CIVILENG 2120
CIVILENG 3150 3 credits Reinforced Concrete Design
Design of reinforced concrete flexural members with consideration of shear, torsion deflection, and excessive cracking. Design of short compression members. Computer analysis of statically indeterminate structures; introduction to pre-stressed concrete and composite construction. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3100 and CIVILENG 3030
CIVILENG 3300 4 credits Fluid Mechanics
Fluid properties; statics; ideal and real fluid flow, energy, continuity and momentum equations, laminar and turbulent flow in closed conduits, free surface flow. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 2120. and GENENG 2130 C: MATH 2840
CIVILENG 3340 4 credits Environmental Engineering
Water, air and soil chemistry; toxicity and risk; watershed analysis; mass balance analysis; groundwater hydrology; water and wastewater treatment; surface water quality; solid and hazardous waste management; air pollution control. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CHEMSTRY 1450 and (a "C" or better in CIVILENG 2120 or COMPUTER 1830)
CIVILENG 3530 3 credits Transportation Engineering
Introductory overview of transportation systems with emphasis on the highway mode of transportation. Topics include fundamentals of transportation economics, land-use and transportation interaction, elements of transportation planning, traffic operations, concepts of highway locations and geometric design, and introduction to flexible and rigid pavement systems. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 2120 and CIVILENG 2630
CIVILENG 3730 3 credits Geotechnical Engineering I
Exploration and classification of soils; index properties; effective stress; shear strength; water in soils; earth pressure; introduction to foundation design. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: GENENG 2340 and CIVILENG 2120
CIVILENG 3950 4 credits Civil and Environmental Engineering Cooperative Education
Work experience in industry under the direction of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. During co-op the student is expected to be away from his/her studies at UW-Platteville and work for an industry for a semester and summer. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 is recommended for participation. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing
CIVILENG 3970 1 credit Civil and Environmental Engineering Internship
Work experience in industry under the direction of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Cooperative Education and Internship Program. NOTE: This program is separate and distinct from the cooperative education program and is principally designed to cover the summer work experience. Internship is designed to provide experiential learning experience to the student during the summer period. Credits do not fulfill graduation requirements. (Summer)
Components: Field Studies
CIVILENG 4020 3 credits Construction Estimates and Costs
Methods of estimating, extending and pricing; use of blue prints, specifications and commercial cost sheets to bid a complete project; scheduling and pricing of labor. (Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3020 or INDUSTDY 2540
CIVILENG 4030 2 credits Construction Equipment
Excavation methods and equipment; equipments costs; engineering fundamentals; analysis and design of equipment systems; drilling and blasting; material production and safety as they pertain to both heavy construction and surface mining methods. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3020 or INDUSTDY 2540
CIVILENG 4040 3 credits Construction and Professional Management
Construction management decision making; engineering economic comparisons, scheduling, bidding techniques, introduction to labor agreements, safety and QA/QC. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CIVILENG 3020 or INDUSTDY 2540; C: MATH 4030
CIVILENG 4100 3 credits Computer Analysis of Structures
Finite element theory and application with beam, truss, and place elements. Introduction to engineering programming with Visual Basic and MATLAB; optimization, reliability, numerical integration, and eigen analysis for structural problems. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3100
CIVILENG 4160 3 credits Foundation Design
Bearing capacities and lateral earth pressures; design and computer application of shallow foundations, piles and caissons, retaining structures. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3730; C: CIVILENG 3150
CIVILENG 4230 3 credits Steel Design
Behavior and properties of structural steel, proportioning of members and connections; AISC-LRFD specifications. Integrated design project. (Spring)
Components: Discussion, Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3100
CIVILENG 4250 3 credits Wood Structures
Anisotropic properties of wood; wood connectors; solid wood members; beams, columns and beam columns; plywood; glulam beams and arches; integrated design project. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3100
CIVILENG 4300 3 credits Hydrology
Hydrologic cycle and data collection; rainfall-runoff relationships, and models; statistical analysis of streamflow and precipitation measurements; runoff estimation using Rational, TRSS, and USGS Regression methods and computer models; hydrograph analysis; detention pond and outhlet structure design; culvert design and analysis; water surface profile analysis. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better CIVILENG 3300 and (MATH 4030 or MATH 1830) and CIVILENG 3340
CIVILENG 4310 3 credits Groundwater Hydrology
The occurrence, movement, and properties of groundwater. Principles of groundwater flow. Well hydraulics, saturated and unsaturated flow systems. Physical and chemical processes affecting behavior and transport of groundwater contaminants. Field methods of groundwater investigations. Groundwater modeling. Design of groundwater monitoring and remediation systems. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: (CIVILENG 3300 or AGSCI 4350 or AGINDUS 3950) and GEOLOGY 3130 and CIVILENG 3340
CIVILENG 4330 3 credits Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering
Waste minimization; toxicology and risk; physico-chemical and biological process design; composting; solid waste landfill design; life cycle analysis; recycling; regulatory framework. (Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3340
CIVILENG 4400 3 credits Municipal Hydraulics
Population estimates, municipal water and wastewater quantities and requirements; design and analysis of municipal water distribution systems, storage reservoirs, and pumping stations; design of stormwater and wastewater collection systems. Municipal open channel flow applications. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CIVILENG 3300 and CIVILENG 3340
CIVILENG 4410 3 credits Wastewater and Drinking Water Treatment
Determination of sewage flowrates; water and wastewater characteristics; design of facilities for wastewater and drinking water treatment; residuals processing and management; advanced wastewater treatment and effluent disposal. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3340
CIVILENG 4440 3 credits Stormwater, Wetlands, and Watershed Management
Function, quality and distribution of wetlands; wetland delineation, permitting, mitigation and construction. Urban stormwater quality and management; regulatory framework. Best management practices to treat and manage stormwater. Computer modeling of environmental systems and waste load allocation. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CIVILENG 3340 and CIVILENG 4300
CIVILENG 4500 3 credits Highway Engineering
Comprehensive design of contemporary highway projects. Emphasis on improving utilization of existing facilities and creating efficient new facilities through transportation system management techniques. Consideration of geometric and intersection design and standards; earthwork computations; design of parking facilities; design of highway surface and subsurface drainage systems; environmental, mobility and community impacts as measures of effectiveness. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3530
CIVILENG 4520 3 credits Pavement Design and Analysis
Design methodologies for highway pavement structures; theoretical and applied aspects of flexible and rigid pavement design; soil conditions, base, subbase and pavement materials; frost action; economic considerations. (Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3030, CIVILENG 3530, and CIVILENG 3730
CIVILENG 4550 3 credits Traffic Engineering
Elements of traffic engineering including road user, vehicle and roadway system; traffic flow theory; traffic studies and data collection; traffic control devices; principles of intersection signalization; capacity and level of service analysis for freeways, rural highways and intersections using state-of-the-art software for traffic operations and management. (Fall)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3530; C: MATH 4030
CIVILENG 4560 2 credits Pavement Maintenance and Rehab
Evaluation of pavement distresses and the maintenance techniques used for their repair. Survey and evaluation methods, maintenance equipment and procedures, rehabilitation techniques, and identification of the most cost-effective option. Maintenance management software will be used to evaluate options. Guest speakers will be used for selected topics. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3530 and CIVILENG 3030
CIVILENG 4630 3 credits Geographic Information Systems
Basic GIS concepts in cartography and digital mapping, geodetic datums and control, map projections and coordinates, databases, topology, spatial queries/analysis, digital orthophotography, digital elevation models, and applications. Use of state-of-the-art software and World Wide Web components for GIS. (Fall)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 2120 and CIVILENG 2630
CIVILENG 4640 3 credits Land Development and Planning
Comparison of common land development practices to low impact conservation subdivisions. Analysis of impacts of land development in terms of economic development, comprehensive planning (e.g. Smart Growth), environmental impacts, and sustainability. Design of a subdivision, oral presentations, analysis of zoning and other ordinances. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: C: CIVILENG 4300
CIVILENG 4730 3 credits Geotechnical Engineering II
Review elements of soil mechanics; water in soil; slope stability; lateral earth pressures; sheet pile walls; geotextile applications; computer applications. (Spring)
Components: Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: a "C" or better in CIVILENG 3730
CIVILENG 4930 3 credits Civil and Environmental Engineering Design Project
Open-ended comprehensive design in student's area of specialization. Discussion and experience in project management, work as a team, written reports and presentations, computer aided design and ethics. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: CIVILENG 3020 and CIVILENG 3030 and CIVILENG 3100 and CIVILENG 3150 and CIVILENG 3300 and CIVILENG 3340 and CIVILENG 3530 and CIVILENG 3730
CIVILENG 4980 1 - 4 credits Current Topics in Engineering
In-depth study of a current topic of interest to the engineering profession. The topic to be covered will be identified in the course title. (Fall, Spring)
Components: Lecture
CIVILENG 4990 1 - 3 credits Independent Study
Advanced study in area of specialization selected by student and approved by faculty member. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
Components: Independent Study