CEOR E4011 Infrastructure systems optimization. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Basic linear algebra. Basic probability and statistics. Engineering economics concepts. Basic spreadsheet analysis and programming skills. Subject to instructor's permission.

Infrastructure design and systems concepts, analysis and design under competing/conflicting objectives, transportation network models, traffic assignments, optimization and the simplex algorithm.

Fall 2017: CEOR E4011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CEOR 4011 001/76293 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xuan Di 3 5/30

CIEE E3260 Engineering for developing communities. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to engineering problems faced by developing communities and exploration of design solutions in the context of real project with a community client. Emphasis is on the design of sustainable solutions that take account of social, economical, and governance issues, and that can be implemented now or in the near future. The course is open to all undergraduate engineering students. Multidisciplinary teamwork and approaches are stressed. Outside lecturers are used to address issues specific to developing communities and the particular project under consideration.

Spring 2017: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/61056 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Matthew Sisul 3 28/35

CIEE E4163 Sustainable Water Treatment and Reuse. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Introductory chemistry (with laboratory) and fluid mechanics.

Fundamentals of water pollution and wastewater characteristics. Chemistry, microbiology, and reaction kinetics. Design of primary, secondary, and advanced treatment systems. Small community and residential systems.

Fall 2017: CIEE E4163
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4163 001/15904 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
603 Hamilton Hall
William Becker 3 7/50

CIEE E4250 Hydrosystems Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or (SIEO W3600) or equivalent, or the instructor's permission.

A quantitative introduction to hydrologic and hydraulic systems, with a focus on integrated modeling and analysis of the water cycle and associated mass transport for water resources and environmental engineering. Coverage of unit hydrologic processes such as precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff generation, open channel and pipe flow, subsurface flow and well hydraulics in the context of example watersheds and specific integrative problems such as risk-based design for flood control, provision of water, and assessment of environmental impact or potential for non-point source pollution. Spatial hydrologic analysis using GIS and watershed models.

CIEE E4257 Contaminant transport in subsurface systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEE E3250) or equivalent.

Single and multiple phase transport in porous media; contaminant transport in variably saturated heterogeneous geologic media; physically based numerical models of such processes. 

Fall 2017: CIEE E4257
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4257 001/80897 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
413 Hamilton Hall
Robert Mutch, Richard Carbonaro 3 4/20

CIEN 9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

This course is geared toward students interested in flight sciences and flight structures. Topics related to aerodynamics, propulsion, noise, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, and structures may be selected for supervised study. A term paper will be required.

CIEN 9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4252) or equivalent.

Emphasizes a one-on-one study approach to specific environmental engineering problems. Students develop papers or work on design problems pertaining to the treatment of solid and liquid waste, contaminant migration, and monitoring and sampling programs for remediation design.

CIEN 9201 Civil engineering reports. 1-4 points.

By conference.

A project on some civil engineering subject approved by department chair.

CIEN E Architectural Design, Computation, and Method. 0 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3125) or

CIEN E3000 The art of structural design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Application of principles to analysis and design of actual large-scale structures. Experimental verification of these principles through laboratory experiments. Coverage of the history of major structural design innovations and of the engineers who introduced them. Critical examination of the unique aesthetic/artistic perspectives inherent in structural design. Consideration of management, socioeconomic, and ethical issues involved in design and construction of large-scale structures. Introduction to some recent developments in sustainable engineering, including green building design and adaptable structural systems.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3000 001/16216 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
517 Hamilton Hall
George Deodatis 3 59/70

CIEN E3004 Urban infrastructure systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to: (a) the infrastructure systems that support urban socioeconomic activities, and (b) fundamental system design and analysis methods. Coverage of water resources, vertical, transportation, communications and energy infrastructure. Emphasis upon the purposes that these systems serve, the factors that influence their performance, the basic mechanisms that govern their design and operation, and the impacts that they have regionally and globally. Student teams complete a semester-long design/analysis project with equal emphasis given to water resources / environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering and construction engineering and management topics.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3004
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3004 001/15028 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Julius Chang, Ibrahim Odeh 3 29/40

CIEN E3111 Uncertainty and Risk in Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3.5 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of calculus.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; statistical inference methods; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management.

Fall 2017: CIEN E3111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3111 001/60545 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
603 Hamilton Hall
George Deodatis 3.5 17/50

CIEN E3121 Structural analysis. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Methods of structural analysis. Trusses, arches, cables, frames; influence lines; deflections; force method; displacement method; computer applications.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3121 001/67717 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Maria Feng 3 30/40

CIEN E3125 Structural design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113)

Design criteria for varied structural applications, including buildings and bridges; design of elements using steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and other materials.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3125 001/26580 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 3 32/40

CIEN E3126 Computer-aided structural design. 1 point.

Lect: 1. Lab: 1.

Corequisites: CIEN E3125

Introduction to software for structural analysis and design with lab. Applications to the design of structural elements and connections. Lab required. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E3126
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3126 001/28760 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
639 Seeley W. Mudd Building
George Deodatis 1 31/40

CIEN E3127 Structural design projects. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3126) or instructor's permission.

Design projects with various structural systems and materials.

Fall 2017: CIEN E3127
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3127 001/11852 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
103 Knox Hall
Tom Panayotidi 3 21/35

CIEN E3128 Design projects. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3126)

Capstone design project in civil engineering. This project integrates structural, geotechnical and environmental/water resources design problems with construction management tasks and sustainability, legal and other social issues. Project is completed in teams, and communication skills are stressed. Outside lecturers will address important current issues in engineering practice. Every student in the course will be exposed with equal emphasis to issues related to geotechnical engineering, water resources / environmental engineering, structural engineering, and construction engineering and management.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3128
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3128 001/74924 W 10:00am - 11:25am
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 4 23/40
CIEN 3128 001/74924 M 10:00am - 12:25pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 4 23/40

CIEN E3129 Project management for construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or instructor's permission.

Introduction to Project Management for design and construction processes. Elements of planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding, and contractual relationships. Computer scheduling and cost control. Critical path method. Design and construction activities. Field supervision.

Fall 2017: CIEN E3129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3129 001/14131 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
414 Pupin Laboratories
Julius Chang 3 22/35

CIEN E3141 Soil mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113)

Index properties and classification; compaction; permeability and seepage; effective stress and stress distribution; shear strength of soil; consolidation; slope stability.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3141 001/60850 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
WaiChing Sun 4 27/40
CIEN 3141 001/60850 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
161 Engineering Terrace
WaiChing Sun 4 27/40

CIEN E3303 Independent Studies in Civil Engineering for Juniors. 1-3 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department. Lab fee: $200.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3303 001/26321  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 002/77329  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 003/28713  
George Deodatis 1-3 4
CIEN 3303 004/22551  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 005/73054  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 006/29213  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 007/64911  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 008/11022  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 009/70920  
Huiming Yin 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 010/70138  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 011/67351  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 012/68149  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 013/70428  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 014/65489  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 1
CIEN 3303 015/71342  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 016/77081  
Julius Chang 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 017/92648  
Xose Bierd 1-3 0
Fall 2017: CIEN E3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3303 001/18327  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 002/68502  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 003/60664  
George Deodatis 1-3 1
CIEN 3303 004/69015  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 005/67093  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 006/26728  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 007/22793  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 008/14367  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 009/69066  
Huiming Yin 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 010/20387  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 011/10924  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 012/67747  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 013/15843  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 014/72903  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 015/77052  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 016/61945  
Julius Chang 1-3 0

CIEN E3304 Independent Studies in Civil Engineering for Seniors. 1-3 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department. Lab fee: $200.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3304
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3304 001/60725  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 002/29555  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 003/10448  
George Deodatis 1-3 3
CIEN 3304 004/63735  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 005/19586  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 006/71372  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 007/70013  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 7
CIEN 3304 008/74058  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 009/71345  
Huiming Yin 1-3 1
CIEN 3304 010/60750  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 011/66335  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 012/22491  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 2
CIEN 3304 013/60844  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 014/14380  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 015/21457  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 016/11064  
Julius Chang 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 017/92998  
Xose Bierd 1-3 0
Fall 2017: CIEN E3304
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3304 001/65569  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 002/18792  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 003/62105  
George Deodatis 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 004/64945  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 005/25837  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 006/68355  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 007/68580  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 008/65365  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 009/12079  
Huiming Yin 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 010/68105  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 011/74876  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 012/14384  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 013/16958  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 014/17566  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 015/22033  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 016/10049  
Julius Chang 1-3 0

CIEN E3999 Fieldwork. 1 point.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Obtained internship and approval from faculty advisor.

May be repeated for credit, but no more than 3 total points may be used for degree credit. Only for Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics undergraduate students who include relevant off-campus work experience as part of their approved program of study. Final report and letter of evaluation required. May not be used as a technical or non-technical elective. May not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited. Fieldwork credit only counts towards the 128-point general requirement.

Summer 2017: CIEN E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3999 001/78246  
1 1

CIEN E4010 Transportation engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

An overview of the planning, design, operation, and construction of urban highways and mass transportation systems. Transportation planning and traffic studies; traffic and highway engineering; rapid transit and railroad engineering.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4010 001/16374 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Daniel Peterson 3 14/50

CIEN E4011 Traffic Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) or instructor's permission.

Analysis and design of fundamental transportation system components, including individual vehicle motion, basic elements of geometric design, vehicle flow and elementary traffic flow relations, capacity analysis, and traffic forecasting.

CIEN E4021 Elastic and plastic analysis of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) or equivalent.

Overview of classical indeterminate structural analysis methods (force and displacement methods), approximate methods of analysis, plastic analysis methods, collapse analysis, shakedown theorem, structural optimization.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4021
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4021 001/27427 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Shiho Kawashima 3 9/45

CIEN E4022 Bridge design and management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or equivalent.

Bridge design history, methods of analysis, loads: static, live, dynamic. Design: allowable stress, ultimate strength, load resistance factor, supply/demand. Steel and concrete superstructures: suspension, cable stayed, prestressed, arches. Management of the assets, life-cycle cost, expected useful life, inspection, maintenance, repair, reconstruction. Bridge inventories, condition assessments, data acquisition and analysis, forecasts. Selected case histories and field visits.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4022
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4022 001/63791 T 7:10pm - 9:40pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Bojidar Yanev 3 11/40

CIEN E4100 Earthquake and wind engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3106) or equivalent.

Basic concepts of seismology. Earthquake characteristics, magnitude, response spectrum, dynamic response of structures to ground motion. Base isolation and earthquake-resistant design. Wind loads and aeroelastic instabilities. Extreme winds. Wind effects on structures and gust factors.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4100 001/73265 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Seyed Ali Hashemi Nezhad Ashrafi 3 33/60

CIEN E4111 Uncertainty and risk in infrastructure systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management. Not open to undergraduate students.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4111 001/63365 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Andrew Smyth 3 7/50

CIEN E4128 Civil engineering management. 3 points.

Available only on CVN.

Principles of engineering management with a strong emphasis on planning of infrastructure systems. The course stresses leadership, creativity, and management analysis. Program planning with optimization under financial and environmental constraints; project planning and scheduling using deterministic and stochastic network theories; production rate development and control using statistical, heuristic, simulation, and queuing theory approaches. Students prepare and formally present term projects.

CIEN E4129 Managing engineering and construction processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Civil Engineering, or instructor's permission.

Introduction to the principles, methods and tools necessary to manage design and construction processes. Elements of planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding and contractual relationships. Valuation of project cash flows. Critical path method. Survey of construction procedures. Cost control and effectiveness. Field supervision. 

Fall 2017: CIEN E4129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4129 001/67583 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Ibrahim Odeh 3 0/40

CIEN E4130 Design of construction systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) equivalent, or the instructor's permission.

Introduction to the design of systems that support construction activities and operations. Determination of design loads during construction. Design of excavation support systems, earth retaining systems, temporary supports and underpinning, concrete formwork and shoring systems. Cranes and erection systems. Tunneling systems. Instrumentation and monitoring. Students prepare and present term projects.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4130
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4130 001/19685 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Vincent Tirolo 3 21/40

CIEN E4131 Principles of construction techniques. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent.

Current methods of construction, cost-effective designs, maintenance, safe work environment. Design functions, constructability, site and environmental issues.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4131
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4131 001/72343 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh 3 31/40
Fall 2017: CIEN E4131
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4131 001/13060 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
503 Hamilton Hall
William Hart 3 20/50

CIEN E4132 Prevention and resolution of construction disputes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent.

Contractual relationships in the engineering and construction industry and the actions that result in disputes. Emphasis on procedures required to prevent disputes and resolve them quickly and cost-effectively. Case studies requiring oral and written presentations.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4132
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4132 001/20402 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Philip White 3 39/40
Fall 2017: CIEN E4132
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4132 001/70942 M 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room TBA
Philip White 3 1/40

CIEN E4133 Capital facility planning and financing. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent.

Planning and financing of capital facilities with a strong emphasis upon civil infrastructure systems. Project feasibility and evaluation. Design of project delivery systems to encourage best value, innovation and private sector participation. Fundamentals of engineering economy and project finance. Elements of life cycle cost estimation and decision analysis. Environmental, institutional, social and political factors. Case studies from transportation, water supply and wastewater treatment. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4133
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4133 001/87100 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Mohammad Asgari Kachousangi 3 11/40
Fall 2017: CIEN E4133
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4133 001/67071 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
304 Hamilton Hall
Julius Chang 3 25/40

CIEN E4134 Construction industry law. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or the instructor's permission.

Practical focus upon legal concepts applicable to the construction industry. Provides sufficient understanding to manage legal aspects, instead of being managed by them. Topics include contractual relationships, contract performance, contract flexibility and change orders, liability and negligence, dispute avoidance/resolution, surety bonds, insurance and site safety. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4134
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4134 001/27067 T 6:50pm - 9:35pm
103 Jerome L Greene Hall
Bettina Carbajal, Robert Rubin 3 9/15

CIEN E4135 Strategic management global design and construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Core concepts of strategic planning, management and analysis within the construction industry. Industry analysis, strategic planning models and industry trends. Strategies for information technology, emerging markets and globalization. Case studies to demonstrate key concepts in real-world environments. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4135
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4135 001/27699 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
414 Schapiro Cepser
Christopher Latuso 3 27/30

CIEN E4136 Global entrepreneurship in civil engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Capstone practicum where teams develop strategies and business plans for a new enterprise in the engineering and construction industry. Identification of attractive market segments and locations; development of an entry strategy; acquisition of financing, bonding and insurance; organizational design; plans for recruiting and retaining personnel; personnel compensation/incentives. Invited industry speakers. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4136
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4136 001/69171 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh, Gregory Sauter 3 24/30

CIEN E4137 Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (IEOR E4003) and (CIEN E4133) or equivalent.

Examination of the fundamentals of infrastructure planning and management, with a focus on the application of rational methods that support infrastructure decision-making. Institutional environment and issues. Decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Capital budgeting and financing. Group decision processes. Elements of decision and finance theory. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4137 001/64829 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Julius Chang 3 37/40

CIEN E4138 Real-Estate Finance for Construction Management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (IEOR E2261) and (CIEN E3129) or instructor's permission.

Introduction to financial mechanics of public and private real-estate development and management. Working from perspectives of developers, investors and taxpayers, financing of several types of real estate and infrastructure projects are covered. Basics of real-estate accounting and finance, followed by in-depth studies of private, public, and public/private-partnership projects and their financial structures. Focused on U.S.-based financing, with some international practices introduced and explored. Financial risks and rewards, and pertinent capital markets and their financing roles. Impacts and incentives of various government programs, such as LEED certification and solar power tax credits. Case studies provide opportunity to compare U.S. practices to several international methods. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4138 001/11285 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Arkar Latt 3 49/50

CIEN E4139 The Theory and Practice of Virtual Design and Construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or instructor's permission.

History and development of Building Information Modeling (BIM), its uses in design and construction, and introduction to the importance of planning in BIM implementation. Role of visual design and construction concepts and methodologies, including integrated project delivery form in architecture, engineering, and construction industries from project design, cost estimating, scheduling, coordination, fabrication, installation, and financing. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4139 001/18197 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
Jonathan David 3 29/25

CIEN E4140 Environmental, Health, and Safety Concepts in Construction Processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: Graduate student standing in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics.

A definitive review and comprehensive introduction to the construction industry best practices and fundamental concepts of environmental health and safety management systems (EH&S) for the construction management field. How modern EH&S management system techniques and theories not only result in improved safe work environments but ultimately enhance operational processes and performance in construction projects.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4140 001/26222 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
410 International Affairs Bldg
Paul Haining 3 19/65

CIEN E4141 Public-Private Partnershp. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Delivery of infrastructure assets through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Value for Money analysis. Project organization. Infrastructure sector characterization. Risk analysis, allocation and mitigation. Monte Carlo methods and Real Options. Project finance and financing instruments. Case studies from transportation, water supply and energy sectors.

CIEN E4210 Forensic Structural Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of structural analysis and design; graduate student standing or instructor's permission.

Review of significant failures, civil/structural engineering design and construction practices, ethical standards and the legal positions as necessary background to forensic engineering. Discussion of standard-of-care. Study of the process of engineering evaluation of structural defects and failures in construction and in service. Examination of the roles, activities, conduct and ethics of the forensic consultant and expert witness. Students are assigned projects of actual cases of non-performance or failure of steel, concrete, masonry, geotechnical and temporary structures, in order to perform, discuss and report their own investigations under the guidance of the instructor.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4210 001/67622 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Robert Ratay 3 5/25

CIEN E4212 Structural failures: cases, causes, lessons learned. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3141) or equivalent; graduate student standing.

The nature, causes and consequences of structural failures and the lessons learned from them. Insight into failure investigation in the practice of forensic structural engineering. Analysis and discussion of case histories of actual failures of real-life structures during construction and in service. Assignments include investigations by the students of causes and responsibilities of selected cases; deliverables include written reports and oral presentations. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4212
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4212 001/18001 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Robert Ratay 3 9/30

CIEN E4213 Elastic and inelastic buckling of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Stability of framed structures in the elastic and inelastic ranges. Lateral buckling of beams. Torsional buckling of compression members. Buckling of plates of plate-stiffener combinations. Linear stability analysis of cylindrical shells and discussion of its limitations. Discussion of the semi-empirical nature of the elastoplastic relations used in the case of plates and shells.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4213
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4213 001/73389 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Mario Valenti 3 12/40

CIEN E4226 Advanced design of steel structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or equivalent.

Review of loads and structural design approaches. Material considerations in structural steel design. Behavior and design of rolled steel, welded, cold-formed light-gauge, and composite concrete/steel members. Design of multi-story buildings and space structures.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4226
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4226 001/10806 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Pawel Woelke, Amr Ibrahim Aly 3 39/55

CIEN E4232 Advanced design of concrete structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or equivalent.

Design of concrete beams for combined torsion, shear and flexure; moment-curvature relation; design of two-way slabs; strut-and-tie method for the design of deep beams and corbels; gravity and shear wall design. Design project of a multistory reinforced concrete building.  

Fall 2017: CIEN E4232
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4232 001/76947 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
407 International Affairs Bldg
Tom Panayotidi 3 10/55

CIEN E4233 Design of large scale bridges. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3127) or equivalent.

Design of large-scale and complex bridges with emphasis on cable-supported structures.  Static and dynamic loads, component design of towers, superstructures & cables; conceptual design of major bridge types including arches, cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4233
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4233 001/75464 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Theodore Zoli 3 12/50

CIEN E4234 Design of large-scale building structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3127)

Modern challenges in the design of large-scale building structures will be studied. Tall buildings, large convention centers and major sports stadiums present major opportunities for creative solutions and leadership on the part of engineers. This course is designed to expose the students to this environment by having them undertake the complete design of a large structure from initial design concepts on through all the major design decisions. The students work as members of a design team to overcome the challenges inherent in major projects. Topics include overview of major projects, project criteria and interface with architecture, design of foundations and structural systems, design challenges in the post 9/11 environment and roles, responsibilities and legal issues. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4234
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4234 001/28094 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
503 Hamilton Hall
Elisabeth Malsch, Richard Tomasetti 3 24/50

CIEN E4235 Multihazard design of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or (CIEN E4232) or instructor's permission.

Fundamental considerations of wave mechanics; design philosophies; reliability and risk concepts; basics of fluid mechanics; design of structures subjected to blast; elements of seismic design; elements of fire design; flood considerations; advanced analysis in support of structural design.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4235
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4235 001/66978 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
603 Hamilton Hall
Raymond Daddazio 3 11/50

CIEN E4236 Design of prestressed concrete structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4232) or instructor's permission.

Properties of materials used in prestressed concrete; pre-tensioning versus post-tensioning; loss of prestress due to elastic shortening, friction, anchorage slip, shrinkage, creep and relaxation; full versus partial prestressing; design of beams for flexure, shear and torsion; method of load balancing; anchorage zone design; calculation of deflection by the lump-sum and incremental time-step methods; continuous beams; composite construction; prestressed slabs and columns.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4236
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4236 001/27040 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Tom Panayotidi 3 14/40

CIEN E4241 Geotechnical engineering fundamentals. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141) or instructor's permission.

Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations; earth pressure theories; retaining walls and reinforced soil retaining walls; sheet pile walls; braced excavation; slope stability.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4241
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4241 001/68880 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
414 Pupin Laboratories
Hoe Ling 3 7/35

CIEN E4242 Geotechnical earthquake engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141) or equivalent

Seismicity, earthquake intensity, propagation of seismic waves, design of earthquake motion, seismic site response analysis, in situ and laboratory evaluation of dynamic soil properties, seismic performance of underground structures, seismic performance of port and harbor facilities, evaluation and mitigation of soil liquefaction and its consequences. Seismic earth pressures, slopes stability, safety of dams and embankments, seismic code provisions and practice. To alternate with E4244.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4242
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4242 001/74265 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Hoe Ling 3 18/35

CIEN E4243 Foundation engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141) or equivalent.

Conventional types of foundations and foundation problems: subsurface exploration and testing. Performance of shallow and deep foundations and evaluation by field measurements. Case histories to illustrate typical design and construction problems. To alternate with CIEN E4246.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4243
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4243 001/71715 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
602 Northwest Corner
Lixun Sun 3 9/30

CIEN E4244 Geosynthetics and waste containment. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4241) or equivalent.

Properties of geosynthetics. Geosynthetic design for soil reinforcement. Geosynthetic applications in solid waste containment system. To alternate with CIEN E4242.

CIEN E4245 Tunnel design and construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Engineering  design and construction of different types of tunnel, including cut and cover tunnel, rock tunnel, soft ground tunnel, immersed tub tunnel, and jacked tunnel. The design for the liner, excavation, and instrumentation are also covered. A field trip will be arranged to visit the tunneling site.

Fall 2017: CIEN E4245
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4245 001/23602 F 1:10pm - 3:40pm
302 Hamilton Hall
Nasri Munfakh 3 0/25

CIEN E4246 Earth retaining structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)

Retaining structures, bulkheads, cellular cofferdams, and braced excavations. Construction dewatering and underpinning. Instrumentation to monitor actual performances. Ground improvement techniques, including earth reinforcement, geotextiles, and grouting. To alternate with CIEN E4243.

CIEN E4247 Design of Large-Scale Deep Foundation Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)

Focus on deep foundations in difficult conditions and constraints of designing foundations. Design process from the start of field investigations through construction and the application of deep foundations.

CIEN E4250 Waste containment design and practice. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3161) and (CIEN E3141) or the equivalent.

Strategies for the containment of buried wastes. Municipal and hazardous waste landfill design; bioreactor landfills; vertical barriers, evapotranspiration barriers and capillary barriers; hydraulic containment; in situ stabilization and solidification techniques; site investigation; monitoring and stewardship of buried wastes; options for land reuse/redevelopment.

CIEN E4253 Finite elements and plasticity in geotechnical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141) and (ENME E4332)

State-of-the-art computer solutions in geotechnical engineering; 3D consolidation, seepage flows, and soil-structure interaction; element and mesh instabilities. 

Fall 2017: CIEN E4253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4253 001/62253 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
405 Kent Hall
WaiChing Sun 3 3/20

CIEN E4260 Urban ecology studio. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior undergraduate or graduate student standing and the instructor's permission.

Conjoint studio run with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) that explores solutions to problems of urban density. Engineering and GSAPP students will engage in a joint project that address habitability and sustainability issues in an urban environment, and also provides community service. Emphasis will be on the integration of science, engineering and design within a social context. Interdisciplinary approaches and communication will be stressed.

CIEN E4999 Fieldwork. 1 point.

Prerequisites: Instructor's written approval.

Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed study program. Final reports required. This course may not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited. International students must also consult with the International Students and Scholars Office.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/24483  
George Deodatis 1 1/25
Summer 2017: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/66397  
George Deodatis 1 16
Fall 2017: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/18367  
George Deodatis 1 0

CIEN E6132 Advanced systems and technologies for global project collaboration. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent.

Systems and technologies that support collaborative work in global projects. Information technologies for design, visualization, project management, and collaboration in globally distributed networks of design, fabrication, and construction organizations, including web-based, parametric computer-aided modeling, project organizational simulation, and other emerging applications. Global team project with students at collaborating universities abroad.

CIEN E6133 Advanced construction and infrastructure risk management using real options. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E6131)

Advanced concepts of risk analysis and management applied to civil engineering systems. Identifying and valuing flexibility in construction and operation. Tools to perform risk analysis in flexible civil infrastructure systems. Valuation methods for real options. Risk flexibility analysis; integrating real options analysis with quantitative risk analysis. Applications to case studies on construction management, life-cycle cost analysis for infrastructure assets, public-private partnerships projects, real estate developments, and renewable energy infrastructure projects.

CIEN E6232 Advanced topics in concrete engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or equivalent.

Behavior of concrete under general states of stress, numerical modeling of steel and concrete, finite element analysis of reinforced concrete, design of slabs and their shell concrete structures.

CIEN E6246 Advanced soil mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)

Stress-dilatancy of sand; failure criteria; critical state soil mechanics; limit analysis; finite element method and case histories of consolidation analysis.

CIEN E6248 Experimental soil mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)

Advanced soil testing, including triaxial and plane strain compression tests; small-strain measurement. Model testing; application (of test results) to design.

Spring 2017: CIEN E6248
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 6248 001/77220  
Hoe Ling 3 7

CIEN E9101 Civil engineering research. 1-4 points.

Advanced study in a specialized field under the supervision of a member of the department staff. Before registering, the student must submit an outline of the proposed work for approval of the supervisor and the department chair.

Spring 2017: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/61596  
Raimondo Betti 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 002/72139  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 003/73817  
George Deodatis 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 004/64466  
Patricia Culligan 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 005/64491  
Maria Feng 1-4 4
CIEN 9101 006/24697  
Hoe Ling 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 007/27802  
Andrew Smyth 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 008/71475  
Upmanu Lall 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 009/29043  
Huiming Yin 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 010/63110  
Haim Waisman 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 011/19041  
Jacob Fish 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 012/18344  
Shiho Kawashima 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 013/76795  
WaiChing Sun 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 014/20275  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 015/76249  
Xuan Di 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 017/74687  
Ibrahim Odeh 1-4 13
CIEN 9101 018/16235  
Julius Chang 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 019/81898  
Nasri Munfakh 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 020/67952  
Robert Ratay 1-4 2
Summer 2017: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/62347  
Ibrahim Odeh 1-4 3
CIEN 9101 002/63047  
George Deodatis 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 003/63297  
Theodore Zoli 1-4 1
Fall 2017: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/77471  
Raimondo Betti 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 002/11196  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 003/65819  
George Deodatis 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 004/19178  
Patricia Culligan 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 005/25705  
Maria Feng 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 006/65869  
Hoe Ling 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 007/15741  
Andrew Smyth 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 008/11742  
Upmanu Lall 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 009/29164  
Huiming Yin 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 010/74355  
Haim Waisman 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 011/21049  
Jacob Fish 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 012/17453  
Shiho Kawashima 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 013/76368  
WaiChing Sun 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 014/77189  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 015/72376  
Feniosky Pena-Mora 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 016/12222  
Ibrahim Odeh 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 017/10671  
Julius Chang 1-4 0

CIEN E9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.

This course is geared toward students interested in flight sciences and flight structures. Topics related to aerodynamics, propulsion, noise, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, and structures may be selected for supervised study. A term paper is required. 

CIEN E9130 Independent studies in construction. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: Permission by department chair and instructor.

Independent study of engineering and construction industry problems. Topics related to capital planning and financing, project management, contracting strategies and risk allocation, dispute mitigation and resolution, and infrastructure assessment and management may be selected for supervised study. A term paper is required. 

CIEN E9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4252) or equivalent.

Emphasizes a one-on-one study approach to specific environmental engineering problems. Students develop papers or work on design problems pertaining to the treatment of solid and liquid waste, contaminant migration, and monitoring and sampling programs for remediation design.

CIEN E9201 Civil engineering reports. 1-4 points.

By conference.

A project on some civil engineering subject approved by department chair.

CIEN E9800 Doctoral research instruction. 3-12 points.

May be taken for 3, 6, 9 or 12 points, dependent on instructor permission.

A candidate for the Eng.Sc.D. degree in civil engineering must register for 12 points of doctoral research instruction. Registration in CIEN E9800 may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirement for the degree.

Spring 2017: CIEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9800 001/27160  
Raimondo Betti 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 002/66328  
Gautam Dasgupta 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 003/10893  
George Deodatis 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 004/75736  
Patricia Culligan 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 005/22455  
Maria Feng 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 006/63855  
Hoe Ling 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 007/74422  
Andrew Smyth 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 008/73247  
Upmanu Lall 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 009/28545  
Huiming Yin 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 010/67612  
Haim Waisman 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 011/11523  
Jacob Fish 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 012/76200  
Shiho Kawashima 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 013/16230  
WaiChing Sun 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 014/27043  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 015/19598  
Xuan Di 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 016/29759  
Ibrahim Odeh 3-12 0
Fall 2017: CIEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9800 001/24287  
Raimondo Betti 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 002/13460  
Gautam Dasgupta 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 003/67439  
George Deodatis 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 004/27807  
Patricia Culligan 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 005/24463  
Maria Feng 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 006/76125  
Hoe Ling 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 007/12312  
Andrew Smyth 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 008/73902  
Upmanu Lall 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 009/69142  
Huiming Yin 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 010/73191  
Haim Waisman 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 012/67214  
Shiho Kawashima 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 013/71679  
WaiChing Sun 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 014/68745  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 015/65125  
Ibrahim Odeh 3-12 0

CIEN E9900 Doctoral dissertation. 0 points.

A candidate for the doctorate may be required to register for this course every term after the student's coursework has been completed and until the dissertation has been accepted.

Spring 2017: CIEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9900 001/62315  
Raimondo Betti 0 0
CIEN 9900 002/70242  
Gautam Dasgupta 0 0
CIEN 9900 003/27078  
George Deodatis 0 0
CIEN 9900 004/13700  
Patricia Culligan 0 0
CIEN 9900 005/77120  
Maria Feng 0 0
CIEN 9900 006/13703  
Hoe Ling 0 0
CIEN 9900 007/24228  
Andrew Smyth 0 0
CIEN 9900 008/75416  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
CIEN 9900 009/22652  
Huiming Yin 0 0
CIEN 9900 010/64255  
Haim Waisman 0 0
CIEN 9900 011/21177  
Jacob Fish 0 0
CIEN 9900 012/23901  
Shiho Kawashima 0 0
CIEN 9900 013/17719  
WaiChing Sun 0 0
CIEN 9900 014/15413  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 0 0
CIEN 9900 015/11805  
Xuan Di 0 0
CIEN 9900 016/29558  
Ibrahim Odeh 0 0
Fall 2017: CIEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9900 001/28116  
Raimondo Betti 0 0
CIEN 9900 002/63675  
Gautam Dasgupta 0 0
CIEN 9900 003/16652  
George Deodatis 0 0
CIEN 9900 004/12010  
Patricia Culligan 0 0
CIEN 9900 005/23543  
Maria Feng 0 0
CIEN 9900 006/69641  
Hoe Ling 0 0
CIEN 9900 007/21245  
Andrew Smyth 0 0
CIEN 9900 008/12663  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
CIEN 9900 009/20330  
Huiming Yin 0 0
CIEN 9900 010/75078  
Haim Waisman 0 0
CIEN 9900 011/10665  
Jacob Fish 0 0
CIEN 9900 012/25413  
Shiho Kawashima 0 0
CIEN 9900 013/11382  
WaiChing Sun 0 0
CIEN 9900 014/63822  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 0 0
CIEN 9900 015/11385  
Ibrahim Odeh 0 0

CIEN S9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

This course is geared toward students interested in flight sciences and flight structures. Topics related to aerodynamics, propulsion, noise, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, and structures may be selected for supervised study. A term paper will be required.

CIEN S9130 Independent studies in construction. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: Permission by Department Chairman and Instructor.

Independent study of engineering and construction industry problems. Topics related to capital planning and financing, project management, contracting strategies and risk allocation, dispute mitigation and resolution, and infrastructure assessment and management may be selected for supervised study. A term paper is required.

CIEN S9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4252) or the equivalent.

Emphasizes a one-on-one study approach to specific environmental engineering problems. Students develop papers or work on design problems pertaining to the treatment of solid and liquid waste, contaminant migration, and monitoring and sampling programs for remediation design.

CIEN S9201 Civil engineering reports. 1-4 points.

By conference.

A project on some civil engineering subject approved by the Department Chairman.

ENME E3105 Mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (PHYS UN1401) and (MATH UN1101) and (MATH UN1102) and (MATH UN1201)

Elements of statics; dynamics of a particle and systems of particles.

Spring 2017: ENME E3105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3105 001/68246 M W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
James Hone 4 28/80
Fall 2017: ENME E3105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3105 001/20130 W 11:40am - 12:55pm
214 Pupin Laboratories
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 4 20/100
ENME 3105 001/20130 F 11:40am - 2:10pm
214 Pupin Laboratories
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 4 20/100

ENME E3106 Dynamics and vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN1201)
Corequisites: ENME E3105

Kinematics of rigid bodies; momentum and energy methods; vibrations of discrete and continuous systems; eigen-value problems, natural frequencies and modes. Basics of computer simulation of dynamics problems using MATLAB.

Spring 2017: ENME E3106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3106 001/25722 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Andrew Smyth 3 55/60

ENME E3113 Mechanics of solids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) or OR EQUIVALENT
Corequisites: ENME E3105

Stress and strain.  Mechanical properties of materials. Axial load, bending, shear and torsion.  Stress transformation.  Deflection of beams.  Buckling of columns. Combined loadings.  Thermal stresses.

Fall 2017: ENME E3113
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3113 001/22575 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
501 Schermerhorn Hall
Raimondo Betti 3 36/125

ENME E3114 Experimental mechanics of materials. 4 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113)

Material behavior and constitutive relations. Mechanical properties of metals and cement composites. Structural materials. Modern construction materials. Experimental investigation of material properties and behavior of structural elements including fracture, fatigue, bending, torsion, buckling.

Spring 2017: ENME E3114
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3114 001/14039 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Shiho Kawashima 4 25/40
ENME 3114 001/14039 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
161 Engineering Terrace
Shiho Kawashima 4 25/40

ENME E3161 Fluid mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) and ordinary differential equations.

Fluid statics. Fundamental principles and concepts of flow analysis. Differential and finite control volume approach to flow analysis. Dimensional analysis. Application of flow analysis: flow in pipes, external flow, flow in open channels.

Fall 2017: ENME E3161
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3161 001/64603 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
4 12/50
ENME 3161 001/64603 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
4 12/50

ENME E3332 A First Course in Finite Elements. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or by instructor permission. Students taking ENME E3332 cannot take ENME E4332. Recommended: differential equations.

Focus on formulation and application of the finite element to engineering problems such as stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow and electromagnetics. Topics include: finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems, such as trusses, electrical and hydraulic systems, scalar field problems in two dimensions, such as heat transfer, and vector field problems such as elasticity and finally usage of the commercial finite element program.  

Fall 2017: ENME E3332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3332 001/11628 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
313 Fayerweather
Jacob Fish 3 18/35

ENME E4113 Advanced mechanics of solids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Stress and deformation formulation in two-and three-dimensional solids; viscoelastic and plastic material in one and two dimensions energy methods.

Fall 2017: ENME E4113
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4113 001/68491 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Huiming Yin 3 4/25

ENME E4114 Mechanics of fracture and fatigue. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate mechanics of solids course.

Elastic stresses at a crack; energy and stress intensity criteria for crack growth; effect of plastic zone at the crack; fracture testing applications. Fatigue characterization by stress-life and strain-life; damage index; crack propagation; fail safe and safe life analysis.

ENME E4115 Micromechanics of Composite Materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E4113) or instructor's approval.

An introduction to the constitutive modeling of composite materials: Green’s functions in heterogeneous media, Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion methods, eigenstrains, spherical and ellipsoidal inclusions, dislocations, homogenization of elastic fields, elastic, viscoelastic and elastoplastic constitutive modeling, micromechanics-based models.

Spring 2017: ENME E4115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4115 001/10369 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Huiming Yin 3 3/25

ENME E4202 Advanced mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) or equivalent.

Differentiation of vector functions. Review of kinematics. Generalized coordinates and constraint equations. Generalized forces. Lagrange's equations. Impulsive forces. Collisions. Hamiltonian. Hamilton's principle.

ENME E4214 Theory of plates and shells. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113)

Static flexural response of thin, elastic, rectangular, and circular plates. Exact (series) and approximate (Ritz) solutions. Circular cylindrical shells. Axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric membrane theory. Shells of arbitrary shape.

ENME E4215 Theory of vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Frequencies and modes of discrete and continuous elastic systems. Forced vibrations-steady-state and transient motion. Effect of damping. Exact and approximate methods. Applications.

Fall 2017: ENME E4215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4215 001/12679 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Raimondo Betti 3 12/50

ENME E4332 Finite element analysis, I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Mechanics of solids, structural analysis, elementary computer programming (MATLAB) is recommended, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations.

Direct stiffness approach for trusses. Strong and weak forms for one-dimensional problems. Galerkin finite element formulation, shape functions, Gauss quadrature, convergence. Multidimensional scalar field problems (heat conduction), triangular and rectangular elements, Isoparametric formulation. Multidimensional vector field problems (linear elasticity). Practical FE modeling with commercial software (ABAQUS). Computer implementation of the finite element method. Advanced topics. Not open to undergraduate students.

Fall 2017: ENME E4332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4332 001/65452 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
313 Fayerweather
Jacob Fish 3 11/60

ENME E4363 Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E4332) and elementary computer programming, linear algebra.

Introduction to multiscale analysis. Information-passing bridging techniques: among them, generalized mathematical homogenization theory, the heterogeneous multiscale method, variational multiscale method, the discontinuous Galerkin method and the kinetic Monte Carlo–based methods. Concurrent multiscale techniques: domain bridging, local enrichment, and multigrid-based concurrent multiscale methods. Analysis of multiscale systems.

Spring 2017: ENME E4363
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4363 001/23314 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jacob Fish 3 3/20

ENME E6215 Principles and Applications of Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4215)

Concepts, principles, and applications of various sensors for sensing structural parameters and nondestructive evaluation techniques for sub-surface inspection, data acquisition, and signal processing techniques. Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory experiments.

Spring 2017: ENME E6215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6215 001/68227 T 10:10am - 12:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Maria Feng 3 7/20

ENME E6216 Structural Health Monitoring. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4215) and (ENME E4332)

Principles of traditional and emerging sensors, data acquisition and signal processing techniques, experimental modal analysis (input-output), operational modal analysis (output-only), model-based diagnostics of structural integrity, data-based diagnostics of structural integrity, long-term monitoring and intelligence maintenance. Lectures and demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments.

ENME E6220 Random processes in mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4111) and (ENME E4215) or equivalent.

Review of random variables. Random process theory: stationary and ergodic processes, correlations functions, power spectra. Non-stationary and non-Gaussian processes. Linear random vibration theory. Crossing rates, peak distributions, and response analysis of non-linear structures to random loading. Major emphasis on simulation of various types of random processes. Monte Carlo simulation.

Spring 2017: ENME E6220
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6220 001/77440 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 3 6/20

ENME E6315 Theory of elasticity. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Foundations of continuum mechanics. General theorems of elasticity. Application to stress analysis and wave propagation.

ENME E6320 Computational Poromechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3332) or instructor's permission.

A fluid infiltrating porous solid is a multiphase material whose mechanical behavior is significantly influenced by the pore fluid. Diffusion, advection, capillarity, heating, cooling, and freezing of pore fluid, buildup of pore pressure, and mass exchanges among solid and fluid constituents all influence the stability and integrity of the solid skeleton, causing shrinkage, swelling, fracture, or liquefaction. These coupling phenomena are important for numerous disciplines, including geophysics, biomechanics, and material sciences. Fundamental principles of poromechanics essential for engineering practice and advanced study on porous media. Topics include balance principles, Biot’s poroelasticity, mixture theory, constitutive modeling of path independent and dependent multiphase materials, numerical methods for parabolic and hyperbolic systems, inf-sup conditions, and common stabilization procedures for mixed finite element models, explicit and implicit time integrators, and operator splitting techniques for poromechanics problems.

ENME E6333 Finite element analysis II. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4332)

FE formulation for beams and plates. Generalized eigenvalue problems (vibrations and buckling). FE formulation for time-dependent parabolic and hyperbolic problems. Nonlinear problems, linearization, and solution algorithms. Geometric and material nonlinearities. Introduction to continuum mechanics. Total and updated Lagrangian formulations. Hyperelasticity and plasticity. Special topics: fracture and damage mechanics, extended finite element method.

ENME E6364 Nonlinear Computational Mechanics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4332) or equivalent, elementary computer programming, linear algebra.

The formulations and solution strategies for finite element analysis of nonlinear problems are developed. Topics include the sources of nonlinear behavior (geometric, constitutive, boundary condition), derivation of the governing discrete equations for nonlinear systems such as large displacement, nonlinear elasticity, rate independent and dependent plasticity and other nonlinear constitutive laws, solution strategies for nonlinear problems (e.g., incrementation, iteration), and computational procedures for large systems of nonlinear algebraic equations.

ENME E8310 Advance Continuum Mechanics. 3 points.

Lect.: 3Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E6422) and (MECE E6423)

This course is open to Ph.D. students and to M.S. students with instructor’s permission. Review of continuum mechanics in Cartesian coordinates; tensor calculus and the calculus of variation; large deformations in curvilinear coordinates; electricity problems and applications.

Spring 2017: ENME E8310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 8310 001/61503 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Gautam Dasgupta 3 4/20

ENME E8320 Viscoelasticity and plasticity. 4 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (ENME E6315) or equivalent, or instructor's permission.

Constitutive equations of viscoelastic and plastic bodies. Formulation and methods of solution of the boundary value, problems of viscoelasticity and plasticity.

Fall 2017: ENME E8320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 8320 001/82046 T Th 10:00am - 12:00pm
611 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Gautam Dasgupta 4 0/20

ENME E8323 Nonlinear vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4215) or equivalent.

Free and forced motion of simple oscillators with nonlinear damping and stiffness. Exact, perturbation, iteration, and graphical methods of solution. Stability of motion. Chaotic vibrations.

GRAP E1115 Engineering graphics. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Focus on 3D software design for applications in engineering design, manufacturing, and graphics presentations. Introduction to 3D design using advanced 3D modeling and visualization technologies using Maya and SolidWorks. The design process includes idea conception, 3D model development as well as 3D printing and CNC milling manufacturing specifications derived directly from the 3D models produced in class. Introduction to the process of creating 3D models that are suitable for 3D printing, CNC milling, Injection Molding, and Laser Cutting for buildings. Different models and drawing specifications taught that are required by different manufacturing technologies. Lab fee: $300.

Spring 2017: GRAP E1115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 1115 001/13769 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1220b Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xose Bierd 3 37/45

GRAP E3115 Advanced computer modeling and animation. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Focus on the use of 3D modeling, animation and simulation technologies for 3D design, 3D analysis, design presentations and manufacturing. Modeling, animation and simulation for mechanical models, structural models, kinematics models, design visualization, and other applications of 3D software technologies. Introduction to advanced 3D modeling and visualization tools such as SolidWorks, Maya, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro. Different uses and applications taught in the context of engineering design, industrial design, process visualization, assembly visualization and finite element analysis (FEA). Lab fee: $300.

Spring 2017: GRAP E3115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 3115 001/15181 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1220b Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xose Bierd 3 39/35

GRAP E4005 Computer graphics in engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Any programming language and linear algebra.

Numerical and symbolic (algebraic) problem solving with Mathematica. Formulation for graphics application in civil, mechanical, and bioengineering. Example of two-and three-dimensional curve and surface objects in C++ and Mathematica; special projects of interest to electrical and computer science.

Fall 2017: GRAP E4005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 4005 001/25763 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Gautam Dasgupta 3 1/20