Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)Engineering

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

CEE 1130

Course introduces concepts and tools required for the sustainable management of energy, water, soil, and air resources in our modern society.  Semester is organized into four modules, each concentrating ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGRI 1130

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 13033CEE 1130  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Reid, M

  • Students must register under ENGRI 1130.

CEE 1160

Introduction to structural engineering in the 21st century-the challenges structural engineers face and the innovative approaches they are using to address them. Using case studies of famous structures, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ENGRI 1160

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11017CEE 1160  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Kammer, D

  • Students must register under ENGRI 1160.

CEE 2550

Student teams conduct research, build working models, design full-scale prototypes, create design algorithms, and create educational materials for technology transfer to improve drinking water quality ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CEE 4550CEE 5051

  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 3040

Introduction to probability theory and statistical techniques, with examples from civil, environmental, biological, and related disciplines. Covers data presentation, commonly used probability distributions ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 3080

Students learn to employ computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) to construct 2D drawings and photo-realistic rendered 3D models using a variety of AutoCAD techniques. Course meets in ACCEL (second floor ... view course details

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CEE 3090

Supervised study by individuals or groups of upper-division students on an undergraduate project or on specialized topics not covered in regular courses. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: AguaClara Project

  • 11792CEE 3090  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Weber-Shirk, M

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: ESW - Solar and Renewable Design

  • 11906CEE 3090  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

      Vanek, F

  • Please contact fmv3@cornell.edu if interested in enrolling in this course. Students enrolled in Solar Systems and Renewable Design and HPEG are allowed a total of 3 credits.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: ESW: Human Powered Electricity Generation

  • 12117CEE 3090  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

      Vanek, F

  • Please contact fmv32@cornell.edu if interested in enrolling in this course. Students enrolled in Solar Systems and Renewable Design and HPEG are allowed a total of 3 credits.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Concrete Canoe Team

  • 12150CEE 3090  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Hover, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Steel Bridge Team

  • 12151CEE 3090  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Hover, K

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: ESW Biofuels

  • 12263CEE 3090  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: History of Cornell CEE

  • 12691CEE 3090  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Abel, J

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Engineering Experience

  • 13125CEE 3090  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Philpot, B

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Project Leadership

  • 13147CEE 3090  IND 609

    • F
    • Hover, K

  • Students must attend first lecture.

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: EERI Project Team

  • 13246CEE 3090  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Grigoriu, M

      McLaskey, G

CEE 3310

Covers hydrostatics, the basic equations of incompressible fluid flow, potential flow and dynamic pressure forces, viscous flow and shear forces, steady pipe flow, turbulence, dimensional analysis, laminar ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 3410

Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering. Topics include origins and descriptions of soil and rock as engineering materials, subsurface exploration methods, principles of effective stresses, stress distribution ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 3720

This course introduces students to the mathematical framework of continuum solid mechanics. Topics include:  infinitesimal stresses and strains, coordinate transformations, constitutive relationships, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 4000

Supervised research, study, and/or project work resulting in a written report or honors thesis. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Graded

CEE 4010

Methods of instruction developed through discussions with faculty and by assisting with the instruction of undergraduates under the supervision of faculty. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Agile Leadership for Innovation

  • 12942CEE 4010  LEC 002

    • TBA
    • Weber-Shirk, M

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 4070

Seismic design of small scale buildings will be optimized to satisfy specified limit states under imposed ground motion records.  Shake table tests will be used to validate results of dynamic analysis.  ... view course details

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  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 4090

Research in any area of civil or environmental engineering on problems under investigation by the department or of special interest to the student, provided that adequate facilities can be obtained. The ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Analysis of Fragility Function

  • 12926CEE 4090  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Grigoriu, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Bioremediation

  • 13046CEE 4090  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Dehalogenation

  • 13057CEE 4090  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Ithaca Energy Project

  • 13206CEE 4090  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Vanek, F

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Additive Manuf Tech Manual

  • 13234CEE 4090  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Warner, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Mechanical Characterization of 3D Parts

  • 13235CEE 4090  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Warner, D

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Quantifying Methane Emissions

  • 13237CEE 4090  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Albertson, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Wastewater Nutrient Cycling

  • 13240CEE 4090  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Richardson, R

CEE 4110

Survey of geo-spatial data and information applied to the science of natural and environmental systems. Experiential approaches emphasize use and integration of maps, spatial databases, aerospace imagery, ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLSCS 4110

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 4400

Covers soil exploration, sampling, and in-situ testing techniques; bearing capacity, stress distribution, and settlement; design of shallow and deep foundations; compaction and site preparation; and seepage ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 4510

Introduction to the fundamental aspects of microbiology and biochemistry that are pertinent to environmental engineering and science. Provides an overview of the characteristics of Bacteria, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 4540

Covers the theory and design of municipal drinking water treatment processes used for removing turbidity and pathogens with a focus on the resilient technologies used by AguaClara. The course explores ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 4550

Student teams conduct research, build working models, design full-scale prototypes, create design algorithms, and create educational materials for technology transfer to improve drinking water quality ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: CEE 2550CEE 5051

  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 4560

The course connects the themes of culture, society, and water infrastructure in the context of the global south. The goal of the course is to offer students an experiential learning experience, working ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Multi-Term

  • 12466CEE 4560  LEC 001

    • F
    • Weber-Shirk, M

  • Trip application through Cornell Abroad needed. Contact instructor if any questions.

CEE 4640

Analysis of capacity and operational design of transportation systems, including analytical modeling techniques underlying design criteria. Evaluation of alternative designs. Management and operating policies, ... view course details

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    Combined with: CEE 6648

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

CEE 4730

Centered on the design of a multi-story building that is initially planned with masonry bearing walls and precast-prestressed concrete floors.  In the next phase the precast concrete is replaced ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CEE 6730

  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 5021

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  • 3 Credits Graded

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 5031

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 5041

Design of major geotechnical engineering project. Planning and preliminary design during fall semester; final design completed in January intersession. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 5051

Student teams conduct research, build working models, design full-scale prototypes, create design algorithms, and create educational materials for technology transfer to improve drinking water quality ... view course details

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    Choose one seminar and one laboratory. Combined with: CEE 2550CEE 4550

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: AguaClara Sustainable Water Supply

  • 11230CEE 5051  SEM 101

    • M
    • Weber-Shirk, M

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CEE 5061

Systems analysis of a substantial transportation service. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 5240

Fundamental ideas of systems engineering, and their application to design and development of various types of engineered systems. Defining system requirements, creating effective project teams, mathematical ... view course details

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  • 11146CEE 5240  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Schneider, D

  • Enrollment limited to: senior or graduate standing in an Engineering field; concurrent or recent (past two years) enrollment in a group-based project with a strong system design component that is approved by a course instructor. To request a PIN, contact the department at systemseng@cornell.edu.

  • 12229CEE 5240  DIS 201

    • M
    • Schneider, D

  • 12273CEE 5240  DIS 202

    • T
    • Schneider, D

CEE 5720

In this course a firm historical and theoretical basis for the finite element method is offered. However, the primary focus is on application of the method to engineering problems (with an emphasis on ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 5900

Core graduate course in project management for people who will manage technical or engineering projects. Focuses both on the "technical" tools of project management (e.g., methods for planning, scheduling, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 5910

Intensive evaluation of the management aspects of a major engineering project or system. Most students work on a large group project in the area of project management, but students may also work singly ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 11133CEE 5910  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Vanek, F

CEE 5930

Methods for managing data and transforming data into information. Modeling as a means to synthesize information into knowledge that can form the basis for decisions and actions. Application of statistical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 5950

Prepares students for responsibilities in overseeing the engineering and management of construction; on time-on budget. Emphasis is placed on the management processes for organizing, planning, and controlling ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 5980

Framework to structure the way we think about decision situations that are complicated by uncertainty, complexity, and competing objectives. Specific decision analysis concepts and tools, such as decision ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 6015

Students may elect to undertake a project in remote sensing. The work is supervised by a professor in this subject area. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 6020

Presents topics of current interest. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Environmental Water Resource Systems

  • 11156CEE 6020  SEM 101

    • R
    • Reed, P

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Environmental Processes

  • 12777CEE 6020  SEM 102

    • M
    • Helbling, D

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Environmental Fluid Mechanics & Hydrology

  • 12778CEE 6020  SEM 103

    • R
    • Diamessis, P

CEE 6025

Supervised study, by individuals or small groups, of one or more specialized topics not covered in regular courses. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Engineering Experience

  • 11613CEE 6025  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Stedinger, J

CEE 6035

Special topics in fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, or hydrology. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 6055

Supervised study in special topics not covered in formal courses. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

CEE 6065

Advanced subject matter not covered in depth in other regular courses. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 6070

Presents topics of current interest. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

CEE 6075

Individually supervised study or independent design or research in specialized topics not covered in regular courses. Occasional offering of such special courses as Shell Theory and Design, and Advanced ... view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 6095

Individually supervised study of one or more specialized topics not covered in regular courses. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 6100

Introduction to the principles, equipment, and methods used in obtaining information about earth resources and the environment from aircraft or satellite sensors. Topics include basic interactions ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 6364

Energy technology module of CHEME 6660. An overview of water and wind energy resources and technology both on and off shore. Emphasis will be placed on water power from conventional impoundment dams and ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

CEE 6400

Covers soil exploration, sampling, and in-situ testing techniques; bearing capacity, stress distribution, and settlement; design of shallow and deep foundations; compaction and site preparation; and seepage ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 6530

Covers principles of chemistry applicable to the understanding, design, and control of water and wastewater treatment processes and to reactions in receiving waters. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 6550

Application of fluid mechanics to problems of transport, mixing, and transformation in the water environment. Introduction to advective, diffuse, and dispersive processes in the environment. ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 6560

Theoretical and engineering aspects of chemical and physical phenomena and processes applicable to the removal of impurities from water, wastewater, and industrial wastes and to their transformation in ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 6648

The course is designed as a senior-level design course in transportation.  The perspective in the course is one of "system design"  ̶  understanding the process of creating objectives, developing alternative ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

CEE 6730

Centered on the design of a multi-story building that is initially planned with masonry bearing walls and precast-prestressed concrete floors.  In the next phase the precast concrete is replaced ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 6790

Data acquired as time series are increasingly common in age of GPS, smart phones, and wireless data transfer. This course will cover data processing tools and techniques that allow us to efficiently manipulate ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 6930

This course serves as an introduction to the art of model building, especially related to public sector planning and management issues.    The course also introduces the quantitative approach for identifying, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

CEE 6940

The student may select an area of investigation in engineering management. Results should be submitted to the instructor in charge in the form of a research report. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 7010

For students who want to study one particular area in depth. The work may take the form of laboratory investigation, field study, theoretical analysis, or development of design procedures. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 7020

Investigations of particular environmental or water resources systems problems. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 7030

The student may select an area of investigation in fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering, or hydrology. The work may be either experimental or theoretical in nature. Results should be submitted to the ... view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 7040

For students who want to pursue a particular geotechnical topic in considerable depth. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Load Frame Design and Integration

  • 12854CEE 7040  SEM 102

    • TBA
    • Stewart, H

CEE 7050

For students who want to study a particular area in depth. The work may take the form of laboratory investigation, field study, theoretical analysis, or development of design and analysis procedures. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 7070

Pursues a branch of structural engineering beyond what is covered in regular courses. Theoretical or experimental investigation of suitable problems. view course details

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  • 1-6 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 7073

Individual projects or reading and study assignments involving engineering materials. view course details

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  • 1-3 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 7400

Detailed study of the physiochemical nature of soil. Stress states due to geostatic loading and stress-history effects. In-depth evaluation of stress-strain-strength, compressibility, and hydraulic conductivity ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

CEE 8100

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

CEE 8200

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 8300

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 8400

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 8500

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 8600

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 8700

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt

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CEE 8800

The student selects a thesis research topic with the advice of the faculty member in charge and pursues it either independently or in conjunction with others working on the same topic. view course details

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  • 1-12 Credits Stdnt Opt