CIEE E3250 Hydrosystems engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or CHEN E3110 or ENME E3161 or equiv, or 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 E3255 ENVIR CONTR/POLLUTN REDUCT SYS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (EAEE E3200) or (ENME E3161) or (MECE E3100) EAEE E3200 or ENME E3161 or MECE E3100
Sources of solid/gaseous air pollution and the technologies used for modern methods of abatement. Air pollution and its abatement from combustion of coal, oil, and natural gas and the thermodynamics of heat engines in power generation. Catalytic emission control is contrasted to thermal processes for abating carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen and sulfur from vehicles and stationary sources. Processing of petroleum for generating fuels. Technological challenges of controlling greenhouse gas emissions. Biomass and the hydrogen economy coupled with fuel cells as future sources of energy

CIEE E3260 ENGINEERING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to the challenges and realities of implementing design solutions with high-risk, low-resource communities in urban and rural settings in both developed and developing countries. History and theory of international development towards preparing globally responsible and informed professionals. Real-world examples of development work across technical sectors including water, sanitation, energy, health, communication technology, shelter, food systems, and environment. Role of engineering in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Course projects follow a Design for Impact process resulting in an engineering design, an action plan, and the identification of indicators for impact evaluation

Spring 2023: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/13349 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Charles Newman 3.00 15/30

CIEE E4116 Energy Harvesting. 3.00 points.

Pre-requisites: ENME E3114 - Experimental Mechanics of Materials or equivalent; or instructor’s permission

Criterion of energy harvesting, identification of energy sources. Theory of vibrations of discrete and continuous system, measurement and analysis. Selection of materials for energy conversion, piezoelectric, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, etc. Design and characterization, modeling and fabrication of vibration, motion, wind, wave, thermal gradient, and light energy harvesters; resonance phenomenon, power electronics and energy storage and management. Applications to buildings, geothermal systems, and transportation. To alternate with ENME E4115

CIEE E4163 SUSTAINABLE WATER TREAT/REUSE. 3.00 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

CIEE E4245 Tunnel design and construction. 3.00 points.

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

CIEE E4250 Hydrosystems. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEN E3110) or (ENME E3161) or (SIEO W3600) or CHEN E3110 or ENME E3161 or equivalent, SIEO W3600 or equivalent, or the instructor's permission.
The hydrologic cycle and relevant atmospheric processes; water and energy balance; radiation; boundary layer; precipitation formation; evaporation; vegetation transpiration; infiltration, storm runoff, snowmelt and flood processes. Routing of runoff and floodwaters. Groundwater flow and the hydraulics of wells. Probabilistic modeling, and extreme-value theory

CIEE E4252 Foundations of Environmental Engineering. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) and (ENME E3161) or CHEM C1403, or the equivalent; ENME E3161 or the equivalent.
Engineering aspects of problems involving human interaction with the natural environment. Review of fundamental principles that underlie the discipline of environmental engineering, i.e. constituent transport and transformation processes in environmental media such as water, air, and ecosystems. Engineering applications for addressing environmental problems such as water quality and treatment, air pollution emissions, and hazardous waste remediation. Presented in the context of current issues facing the practicing engineers and government agencies, including legal and regulatory framework, environmental impact assessments, and natural resource management

CIEE E4257 Groundwater contaminant transport and remediation. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEE E3250 and ENME E3161 or instructor's permission.

Sources and types of groundwater contamination. Groundwater hydrology. Groundwater contaminant fate and transport. Flow and transport in the unsaturated zone. Nonaqueous phase liquids and multiphase flow. Physical and numerical models for contaminant transport. Characterization and assessments of contaminated sites. Groundwater remediation alternatives. Regulations. 

CIEE E4260 URBAN ECOLOGY STUDIO. 4.00 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 2.5.

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 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 9130 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 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 C3004 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

CIEN E Fieldwork. 0 points.

CIEN E0001 GEOTECHNICAL/STRUCTURAL TRACK. 0.00 points.

Fall 2022: CIEN E0001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 0001 001/13879  
0.00 4/50

CIEN E0002 CONSTRUCTION TRACK. 0.00 points.

Fall 2022: CIEN E0002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 0002 001/13880  
0.00 6/50

CIEN E0003 WATER RES/ENVIRONMENTAL TRACK. 0.00 points.

Fall 2022: CIEN E0003
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 0003 001/13881  
0.00 0/50

CIEN E1201 THE ART OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 3.00 points.

CIEN E3000 THE ART OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Basic scientific and engineering principles used for the design of buildings, bridges, and other parts of the built infrastructure. Application of principles to analysis and design of actual large-scale structures. 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 recent developments in sustainable engineering, including green building design and adaptable structural systems

Spring 2023: CIEN E3000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3000 001/12903 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
George Deodatis 3.00 54/100

CIEN E3004 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

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 process 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

Fall 2022: CIEN E3004
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3004 001/18775 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Markus Schlaepfer 3.00 15/48

CIEN E3111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.50 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 2022: CIEN E3111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3111 001/13677 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
George Deodatis 3.50 16/50

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 2023: CIEN E3121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3121 001/12924 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Maria Feng 3 16/35

CIEN E3122 STEEL DESIGN. 3.00 points.

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 2023: CIEN E3125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3125 001/13109 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 3 18/35

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.

Spring 2023: CIEN E3126
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3126 001/15107 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
639 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 1 18/30

CIEN E3127 STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROJECTS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3126) or CIEN E3125 and E3126 or instructor's permission
Design of steel members in accordance with AISC 360: moment redistribution in beams; plastic analysis; bearing plates; beam-columns: exact and approximate second-order analysis; design by the Effective Length method and the Direct Analysis method. Design of concrete members in accordance with ACI 318: bar anchorage and development length, bar splices, design for shear, short columns, slender columns. AISC/ASCE NSSBC design project: design of a steel bridge in accordance with National Student Steel Bridge Competition rules; computer simulation and design by using SAP2000

Fall 2022: CIEN E3127
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3127 001/13678 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 3.00 15/35

CIEN E3128 Design projects. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3126) 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 2023: CIEN E3128
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3128 001/13112 Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
325 Pupin Laboratories
Tom Panayotidi 4 24/35
CIEN 3128 001/13112 T 1:10pm - 3:25pm
639 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 4 24/35

CIEN E3129 PROJECT MGMT FOR CONSTRUCTION. 3.00 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 2022: CIEN E3129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3129 001/13679 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Julius Chang 3.00 23/40

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 2023: CIEN E3141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3141 001/13146 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
161 Engineering Terrace
Hoe Ling 4 19/35
CIEN 3141 001/13146 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Hoe Ling 4 19/35

CIEN E3260 ENGI FOR DEVLP COMMUNITIES. 3.00 points.

Introduction to engineering problems faced by developing communities and exploration of design solutions in the context of a real project with a community client. Emphasis is on the design of sustainable solutions that take account of social, economic, 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

CIEN E3303 IND STUDIES-CIVIL ENGIN-JUNIOR. 1.00-3.00 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department

Fall 2022: CIEN E3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3303 001/18785  
Raimondo Betti 1.00-3.00 0/20

CIEN E3304 IND STUDIES-CIVIL ENGIN-SENIOR. 1.00-3.00 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department

Fall 2022: CIEN E3304
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3304 001/16494  
Raimondo Betti 1.00-3.00 0/20

CIEN E3999 FIELDWORK. 1.00-1.50 points.

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

Summer 2022: CIEN E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3999 001/11045  
Jacob Fish 1.00-1.50 1/25
Fall 2022: CIEN E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3999 001/20607  
Jacob Fish 1.00-1.50 0/20

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.

CIEN E4011 Big Data Analytics in Transportation. 3 points.

Not offered during 2022-23 academic year.

Prerequisites: ENME E3105 Or Instructor's permission

Major elements of transportation analytics. Develop basic skills in applying fundamentals of data analytics to transportation data analysis. Apply coding languages (e.g., MATLAB, Python) and visualization tools (e.g., Excel, Carto, R, Processing) to analyze transportation data. Infer policy implications from analytics results.

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.

Spring 2023: CIEN E4021
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4021 001/13370 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Shiho Kawashima 3 1/50

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 2023: CIEN E4022
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4022 001/13189 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
313 Fayerweather
Bojidar Yanev 3 4/30

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 2023: CIEN E4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4100 001/13196 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
Room TBA
Seyed Ali Hashemi Nezhad Ashrafi, Luciana Balsamo 3 2/50

CIEN E4111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.00 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 2022: CIEN E4111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4111 001/13680 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
George Deodatis 3.00 66/75

CIEN E4129 MANAGING ENG & CONST PROCESSES. 3.00 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 2022: CIEN E4129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4129 001/13681 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh 3.00 38/50

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.

Spring 2023: CIEN E4130
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4130 001/13206 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Vincent Tirolo 3 1/40

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.

Fall 2022: CIEN E4131
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4131 001/18914 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
214 Pupin Laboratories
Dominick Pilla 3 17/50
Spring 2023: CIEN E4131
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4131 001/13218 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh 3 0/40

CIEN E4132 PREV&RESOL OF CONSTR DISPUTES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or CIEN E 4129 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

Fall 2022: CIEN E4132
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4132 001/16061 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Gregory Chertoff, Denis Serkin 3.00 40/45

CIEN E4133 CAPITAL FACILITY PLANNING/FIN. 3.00 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

Fall 2022: CIEN E4133
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4133 001/13682 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
333 Uris Hall
Julius Chang 3.00 53/50

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 2023: CIEN E4134
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4134 001/13353 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Steven Charney 3 0/20

CIEN E4135 Strategic Management in Engineering 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 2023: CIEN E4135
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4135 001/13240 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
602 Northwest Corner
Feniosky Pena-Mora 3 0/25

CIEN E4136 Entrepreneurship in Engineering and Construction. 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. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

Spring 2023: CIEN E4136
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4136 001/13249 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Feniosky Pena-Mora 3 0/25

CIEN E4137 Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (IEOR E4003) and (CIEN E4133) or IEOR E4003, 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. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

Spring 2023: CIEN E4137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4137 001/13260 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Julius Chang 3 0/50

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 2023: CIEN E4138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4138 001/13268 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kevin Riordan 3 0/65

CIEN E4139 THRY/PRACT OF VIRTAL DSGN CONS. 3.00 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

Fall 2022: CIEN E4139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4139 001/19980 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ayse Polat 3.00 12/40

CIEN E4140 ENVIR,HLTH,SAFETY CONC CONSTR. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: Graduate student standing in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics required; preference given to students in Construction Management.
A definitive review of and comprehensive introduction to 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 2022: CIEN E4140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4140 001/16060 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Paul Haining 3.00 22/60

CIEN E4141 PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN GLOBAL INF. 3.00 points.

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

Spring 2023: CIEN E4141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4141 001/13315 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Julius Chang 3.00 0/32

CIEN E4142 INTL CONSTRUCTION MGMT. 3.00 points.

Complex global construction industry environment. Social, cultural, technological, and political risks; technical, financial, and contractual risk. Understanding of successful global project delivery principals and skills for construction professionals. Industry efforts and trends to support global operational mechanism. Global Case Studies. Engage with industry expert professionals. Student group projects with active ongoing global initiatives

Fall 2022: CIEN E4142
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4142 001/13683 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh 3.00 29/30

CIEN E4144 Real Estate Land Development Engineering. 3.00 points.

Comprehensive review of various engineering disciplines in the process of real estate land development. Engineering disciplines covered include civil, infrastructure, transportation planning, environmental planning, permitting, environmental remediation, geotechnical, and waterfront/marine. Overview of land use and environmental law, architecture and urban planning, as related to land development. Discussion of how these subjects affect decisions—cost, schedule, programming—involved in real estate development

Fall 2022: CIEN E4144
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4144 001/13684 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
George Leventis, Michele O'Conner, Christopher Vitolano 3.00 52/60

CIEN E4145 APPLIED USE OF AEC DATA. 3.00 points.

Digital transformation optimizes day-to-day operations to provide maximum performance in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Focuses on broadening knowledge of AEC data leading to building data management. Use of open data sets from the design, construction, and operations of buildings to learn and practice data management and its applied use. Major technical topics include Project Management Information System (PMIS) and Facility Management (FM), leading to Digital Twin data management, data processing, and data visualization

Fall 2022: CIEN E4145
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4145 001/16903 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kiseok Jeon, Marcos Diaz Gonzalez 3.00 32/30

CIEN E4146 Advanced AEC Data Management. 3.00 points.

Focused on broadening knowledge of AEC data management. Use of industry data sets from the design, construction, and operations of buildings to learn and practice data management and solve problems by aggregating industry data and creating data-driven reports in dashboard format. Exploration of industry data through ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) Services. Hands-on learning experiences through a series of workshops and case studies. Guides where predictive analysis is performed and how it is used for Project Management Information System (PMIS) and Facility Management (FM), leading to Digital Twin data management, data processing, and data visualization

Spring 2023: CIEN E4146
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4146 001/13317 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kiseok Jeon, Marcos Diaz Gonzalez 3.00 0/30

CIEN E4148 Construction Engineering and Management Industry Field Studies. 1.00-3.00 points.

Expose students to various aspects of project management in the construction industry, enhance learning experience with real-world challenges and prepare for internships and future employment. Run for two semesters. First semester focuses on Traditional Project Management, and second semester focuses on Agile Project Management. For class project, development of a Project Management Plan (PMP) and an Operations Dashboard based on real-life examples of contracts (traditional project management) and operational excellence initiatives (agile project management)

Fall 2022: CIEN E4148
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4148 001/20083 F 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Feniosky Pena-Mora 1.00-3.00 12/15
CIEN 4148 002/20084 F 11:10am - 1:00pm
Room TBA
Feniosky Pena-Mora 1.00-3.00 11/15

CIEN E4163 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGIN:WASTEWATER. 3.00 points.

CIEN E4210 FORENSIC STRUCTURL ENGINEERING. 3.00 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 2022: CIEN E4210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4210 001/18391 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
545 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ezra Jampole, Troy Morgan 3.00 11/40

CIEN E4212 STRUCTURAL FAILURES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3141) or equivalent; graduate student standing.
The nature and causes of structural failures and the lessons learned from them; insight into failure investigation in the practice of forensic structural engineering. Case histories of actual failures of real-life structures during construction and in service are introduced, examined, analyzed, and discussed. Students are assigned documented cases of failures of structures of various types and materials to review, discuss, and, in some cases, to conduct investigations of the causes and responsibilities. Students are required to prepare written reports and make oral presentations of selected cases

Spring 2023: CIEN E4212
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4212 001/13320 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ezra Jampole, Troy Morgan 3.00 0/30

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.

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 2023: CIEN E4226
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4226 001/13326 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
420 Pupin Laboratories
Virginia Mosquera, Amr Ibrahim Aly 3 0/50

CIEN E4232 ADVNCD DSGN-CONCRETE STRUCTURS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or CIEN E3125 or the equivalent.
Design of concrete beams for combined torsion, shear and flexure; moment-curvature relation; bar cut-off locations; design of two-way slabs; strut-and-tie method for the design of deep beams and corbels; gravity and shear wall design; retaining wall design

Fall 2022: CIEN E4232
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4232 001/13685 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 3.00 30/55

CIEN E4233 DESIGN OF LARGE SCALE BRIDGES. 3.00 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 and cables; conceptual design of major bridge types including arches, cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges

Fall 2022: CIEN E4233
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4233 001/14319 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Theodore Zoli 3.00 19/50

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 2023: CIEN E4234
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4234 001/13327 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
829 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Elisabeth Malsch, Richard Tomasetti 3 0/60

CIEN E4235 Multihazard design of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or (CIEN E4232) or 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 2022: CIEN E4235
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4235 001/14856 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Raymond Daddazio, Virginia Mosquera 3 13/50

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 2023: CIEN E4236
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4236 001/13330 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 3 0/50

CIEN E4237 ARCH DESIGN, COMPUT&METHOD. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3125) or
Integrated methods of design and structural analysis between engineering and architecture. Lectures on historical precedents on material use, structural inventiveness and social importance. Labs on drafting and modeling software; physical modeling techniques and virtual reality visualization

CIEN E4241 GEOTECHNCL ENGNEERNG FUNDMNTLS. 3.00 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 2022: CIEN E4241
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4241 001/13686 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Hoe Ling 3.00 24/35

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.

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 2022: CIEN E4243
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4243 001/18344 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Songtao Yang 3 7/40

CIEN E4244 Geosynthetics and Applications. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4241) or equivalent.
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 & CONSTRUCTION. 3.00 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

CIEN E4246 EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES. 3.00 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.

Spring 2023: CIEN E4247
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4247 001/13332 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
George Leventis, Rudolph Frizzi, Marc Gallagher, Alan Poeppel 3 0/30

CIEN E4253 FINITE ELEMENTS&PLASTICITY IN GEOTECHNIC. 3.00 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

CIEN E4257 CONTAM TRANSP-SUBSURFACE SYSTM. 3.00 points.

Sources and types of groundwater contamination. Groundwater hydrology. Groundwater contaminant fate and transport. Flow and transport in the unsaturated zone. Nonaqueous phase liquids and multiphase flow. Physical and numerical models for contaminant transport. Characterization and assessments of contaminated sites. Groundwater remediation alternatives. Regulations

CIEN E4300 INFRASTRUCTURAL MATERIALS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: E3113, E3114, or Instructor's Permission
Prerequisites: None Basic concepts of materials science for civil infrastructure materials. Relate composition, structure, processing to engineering properties (e.g. strength, modulus, ductility-malleability, durability). Materials covered include stone, brick, terra cotta, concrete, cast stone, metals and wood. Overview of sourcing and production, identification, fabrication, chemical, physical and mechanical properties

CIEN E4999 FIELDWORK. 1.00-1.50 points.

1-2 pts.

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 graduate 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 taken for pass/fail credit or audited

Summer 2022: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/11044  
Jacob Fish 1.00-1.50 39/50
Fall 2022: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/18332  
Jacob Fish 1.00-1.50 31/50

CIEN E6132 LEADERSHIP IN ENGINEERING&CONSTRUCTION. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent.
Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent. Introduces and employs various tools, concepts, and analytical frameworks to enhance students’ ability to define and analyze leadership problems. In depth analysis of the leadership literature and practical situational immersion using industry case studies. Term project exploring leadership in the engineering and construction industry, working closely with industry leaders

Spring 2023: CIEN E6132
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 6132 001/13333 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Feniosky Pena-Mora 3.00 0/25

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

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2022-23 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 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. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2022-23 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)
Advanced soil testing, including triaxial and plane strain compression tests; small-strain measurement. Model testing; application (of test results) to design

CIEN E6333 FINITE ELEM ANALYSIS II. 3.00 points.

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

CIEN E9101 CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH. 1.00-6.00 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

Summer 2022: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/13333  
Xuan Di 1.00-6.00 1/20
Fall 2022: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/16112  
Raimondo Betti 1.00-6.00 0/20
CIEN 9101 002/16113  
Adrian Brugger 1.00-6.00 2/20
CIEN 9101 003/16114  
Gautam Dasgupta 1.00-6.00 0/20
CIEN 9101 004/16115  
George Deodatis 1.00-6.00 1/20

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 E9500 DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR. 0.00 points.

All doctoral students are required to attend the department seminar as long as they are in residence. No degree credit is granted

Fall 2022: CIEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9500 001/18720 T 1:30pm - 2:30pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Marco Giometto 0.00 18/50
Spring 2023: CIEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9500 001/13335 T 1:30pm - 2:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
0.00 0/40

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.

Fall 2022: CIEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9800 001/20513  
Maria Feng 3-12 1/20

CIEN E9900 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION. 0.00 points.

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

Fall 2022: CIEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9900 001/20393  
Raimondo Betti 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 002/20394  
Gautam Dasgupta 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 003/20395  
George Deodatis 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 004/20396  
Xuan Di 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 005/20397  
Maria Feng 0.00 1/15
CIEN 9900 006/20398  
Jacob Fish 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 007/20399  
Marco Giometto 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 008/20400  
Shiho Kawashima 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 009/20401  
Addis Kidane 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 010/20402  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 011/20403  
Hoe Ling 0.00 0/15
CIEN 9900 012/20404  
Ibrahim Odeh 0.00 1/15

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.

ENME E3105 MECHANICS. 0.00 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (PHYS UN1401) and (MATH UN1101) and (MATH UN1102) and (APMA E2000) PHYS C1401 and MATH V1101-V1102 and V1201.
Elements of statics; dynamics of a particle and systems of particles

Fall 2022: ENME E3105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3105 001/13687 W 11:40am - 12:55pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 0.00 21/75
ENME 3105 001/13687 F 11:40am - 2:10pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 0.00 21/75

ENME E3106 Dynamics and vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN1201) MATH V1201.
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 or Mathematica.

Spring 2023: ENME E3106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3106 001/13337 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
142 Uris Hall
Addis Kidane 3 92/100

ENME E3113 MECHANICS OF SOLIDS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) or ENME E3105 or equivalent (can be taken as corequisite).
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 2022: ENME E3113
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3113 001/13688 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
717 Hamilton Hall
Raimondo Betti 3.00 58/125

ENME E3114 Experimental mechanics of materials. 4 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113) 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 2023: ENME E3114
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3114 001/13339 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Adrian Brugger 4 18/35
ENME 3114 001/13339 F 1:00pm - 4:00pm
161 Engineering Terrace
Adrian Brugger 4 18/35

ENME E3161 FLUID MECHANICS. 4.00 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) and 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 2022: ENME E3161
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3161 001/13699 T 1:00pm - 4:00pm
161 Engineering Terrace
Marco Giometto 4.00 17/35
ENME 3161 001/13699 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Marco Giometto 4.00 17/35

ENME E3162 FLUID MECHANICS II. 3.00 points.

ENME E3332 A FIRST CRSE/FINITE ELEMENTS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or by instructor permission,\n(Students taking ENME E3332 cannot take ENME E4332)
Corequisites: (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 ele?ment 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. Students taking ENME E3332 cannot take ENME E4332

Fall 2022: ENME E3332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3332 001/13689 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Haim Waisman 3.00 16/30

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.

Spring 2023: ENME E4113
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4113 001/13341 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
408 Hamilton Hall
Huiming Yin 3 0/25

ENME E4114 MECHANCS OF FRACTURE & FATIGUE. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2022-23 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

Fall 2022: ENME E4114
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4114 001/13691 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
511 Hamilton Hall
Adrian Brugger 3.00 5/25

ENME E4115 Micromechanics of Composite Materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E4113) or 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 elasto-plastic constitutive modeling, micromechanics-based models.

Fall 2022: ENME E4115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4115 001/13692 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
212a Lewisohn Hall
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 E4212 EXPERIMENTL SOLID MECHANCS. 3.00 points.

Experimental techniques, including photoelasticity, strain measurements, digital image correlation, and other optics in stress analysis, emphasizing engineering applications. Fundamental concepts in solid mechanics and measurement science. Performance of high-quality experimental studies

Fall 2022: ENME E4212
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4212 001/15595 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Addis Kidane 3.00 3/30

ENME E4214 Theory of plates and shells. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113) 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.

Spring 2023: ENME E4214
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4214 001/13355 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
522a Kent Hall
Gautam Dasgupta 3 0/25

ENME E4215 THEORY OF VIBRATIONS. 3.00 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 2022: ENME E4215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4215 001/13690 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Raimondo Betti 3.00 15/40

ENME E4332 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS I. 3.00 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 2022: ENME E4332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4332 001/13693 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Haim Waisman 3.00 30/60

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.

Fall 2022: ENME E4363
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4363 001/13694 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
606 Lewisohn Hall
Jacob Fish 3 8/25

ENME E6215 PRIN/APP SENSORS STRC HLTH MON. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4215) ENME E4215
Concepts, principles, and applications of various sensors for sensing structural parameters and nondestructive evaluation techniques for subsurface inspection, data acquisition, and signal processing techniques. Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory experiments

Fall 2022: ENME E6215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6215 001/13716 W 10:10am - 12:40pm
224 Pupin Laboratories
Maria Feng 3.00 2/25

ENME E6216 Structural Health Monitoring. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4215) and (ENME E4332) 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 intelligent maintenance. Lectures and demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments.

Spring 2023: ENME E6216
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6216 001/13342 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
507 Lewisohn Hall
Raimondo Betti 3 0/25

ENME E6220 STOCHASTIC ENGINEERING MECHANICS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4111) and (ENME E4215) or CIEN E4111 and ENME E4215 or equivalent.
Review of random variables. Random process theory: stationary and ergodic processes, correlation functions and power spectra, non-stationary, non-white and non-Gaussian processes. Uncertainty quantification and simulation of environmental excitations and material/media properties, even when subject to limited/incomplete data: joint time-frequency analysis, sparse representations and compressive sampling concepts and tools. Stochastic dynamics and reliability assessment of diverse engineering systems: complex nonlinear/hysteretic behaviors and/or fractional derivative modeling. Emphasis on solution methodologies based on Monte Carlo simulation, statistical linearization, and Wiener path integral. Examples from civil, marine, mechanical and aerospace engineering

ENME E6315 THEORY OF ELASTICITY. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2022-23 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 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 exhanges 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.

Spring 2023: ENME E6333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6333 001/13343 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
317 Hamilton Hall
Haim Waisman 3 0/25

ENME E6364 NONLINEAR COMPUTATIONAL MECH. 3.00 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

Spring 2023: ENME E6364
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6364 001/13344 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
507 Lewisohn Hall
Jacob Fish 3.00 0/25

ENME E6370 Turbulence Theory and Modeling. 3 points.

Lec.: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E3161) or equivalent; Ordinary and partial differential equations.

Turbulence phenomenology; spatial and temporal scales in turbulent flows; statistical description, filtering and Reynolds decomposition, equations governing the resolved flow, fluctuations and their energetics; turbulence closure problem for RANS and LES; two equation turbulence models and second moment closures.

Spring 2023: ENME E6370
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6370 001/13346 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
408 Hamilton Hall
Marco Giometto 3 0/25

ENME E8310 ADV CONTINUUM MECHANICS. 4.00 points.

Lect.: 3Not offered during 2022-23 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E6422) and (MECE E6423)
Review of continuum mechanics in Cartesian coordinates; tensor calculus and the calculus of variation; large deformations in curvilinear coordinates; electricity problems and applications

Fall 2022: ENME E8310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 8310 001/13740 W 10:10am - 12:40pm
420 Pupin Laboratories
Gautam Dasgupta 4.00 0/20

ENME E8320 VISCOELASTICITY AND PLASTICITY. 4.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E6315) or ENME E6315 or the equivalent, or the 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 2022: ENME E8320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 8320 001/13741 M F 10:10am - 11:50am
607 Hamilton Hall
Gautam Dasgupta 4.00 0/20

ENME E8323 NONLINEAR VIBRATIONS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2022-23 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.

Engineering Graphics focuses on 3D software design for applications in engineering design, manufacturing, and graphics presentations. Students taking Engineering Graphics will be introduced to 3D design using advanced 3D modeling and visualization technologies using Maya and SolidWorks. The design process will include idea conception and 3D model development, as well as 3D printing and CNC Milling manufacturing specifications derived directly from the 3D models the students will produce in class. Aligned with the modeling and visualization content in this class, students will be introduced to the idea of creating 3D models that are suitable for 3D printing, CNC Milling, Injection Molding, and Laser Cutting for buildings. Students will also learn about the different models and drawing specifications that are required by the different manufacturing technologies available today. Lab fee: $300.

GRAP E3115 Advanced computer modeling and animation. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Advanced Modeling and Animation focuses on the use of 3D modeling, animation and simulation technologies for 3D design, 3D analysis, design presentations and manufacturing. Students will learn modeling, animation and simulation for mechanical models, structural models, kinematics models, design visualization, and other applications of 3D software technologies. This course will introduce students to advanced 3D modeling and visualization tools such as SolidWorks, Maya, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro. During the course of the semester, students will be guided through the different uses and applications of these software packages in the context of Engineering Design, Industrial Design, Process Visualization, Assembly Visualization and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Lab fee:$300.

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.

Spring 2023: GRAP E4005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 4005 001/13361 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
522a Kent Hall
3 0/25

ECIA W4100 MGMT & DEVPT OF WATER SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Decision analytic framework for operating, managing, and planning water systems, considering changing climate, values and needs. Public and private sector models explored through US-international case studies on topics ranging from integrated watershed management to the analysis of specific projects for flood mitigation, water and wastewater treatment, or distribution system evaluation and improvement

Fall 2022: ECIA W4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECIA 4100 001/10012 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Upmanu Lall 3.00 27/50
ECIA 4100 V01/18026  
Upmanu Lall 3.00 5/99

CEOR E4011 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION. 3.00 points.

Lect.: 3.

Prerequisites: Basic linear algebra. Basic probability and statistics. Engineering economics concepts. Basic spreadsheet analysis and programming skills. Subject to instructor's permission.
Engineering economic 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 2022: CEOR E4011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CEOR 4011 001/13676 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xuan Di 3.00 24/30