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Civil Engineering (CVGR)
Department of Engineering

CVGR 2112   Introduction to Surveying
Surveying is an essential fundamental component in engineering planning, design, construction and monitoring processes. Lectures will introduce the skills, knowledge and roles of surveyors, and will seek to develop understanding of basic surveying principles and basic interpretation of graphical data. Laboratory exercises will enable students to apply presented materials in a physical context, developing basic skill in performing survey work. Class 1. Lab 2. Prerequisite: ENGR1043.

CVGR 2222   Civil Materials Laboratory
Laboratory concentrated on the behavior of steel, concrete, wood, and soils as they apply to civil engineering. Emphasis will be placed on characterization of materials to internationally recognized standards. Weekly lectures will develop knowledge developed in ENGR2313 to improve understanding of the focus materials and their behavior in a civil engineering context. Testing techniques and quality control will also be introduced in lectures and developed in laboratory exercises. Class 1. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR2313. (Spring)

CVGR 3111   Junior Civil Engineering Design Experience I
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. Class 1. (Fall)

CVGR 3122   Junior Civil Engineering Design Experience II
Integration of laboratory techniques and research processes. Class 1. Prerequisite: CVGR 3111. (Spring)

CVGR 3313   Structural Analysis
Provides students with a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams and frames. Classical methods of structural analysis are introduced to develop a deeper understanding of how basic principles of statics and mechanics of materials are used in analysis. The course moves from the classical methods to the matrix methods of structural analysis used in modern computer analysis software. The course includes an initial coverage of finite element techniques for structural analysis and students will utilize FEA software, using classical methods of analysis as a means of checking computer generated outputs. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH3303 and MEGR3323. (Fall)

CVGR 3324   Design of Steel and Timber Structures
Introduction to the structural design of buildings and other structures such as bridges. The course will introduce the decision process regarding the general arrangement of the structural members, the materials of which they are made, their size and how they are connected together. In this course students will revise, consolidate and extend topics introduced in Statics and Mechanics of Materials and will use them to assist in the design of structures. Estimating of structural loads, design of individual members, and structural connections are emphasized. Specific code provisions applicable to design of steel and wood structures together with the load estimation are discussed in detail in this course. This course will also integrate previous design process theory into structural design problems. Includes design project and integrated laboratory program. Class 3. Prerequisite: CVGR3313. (Spring)

CVGR 3413   Geotechnical Engineering
Introduction to the basic concepts of geotechnical engineering including fundamental soil mechanics theory. The emphasis throughout the course is placed on a practical application of these topics in geotechnical design problems such as flow nets, soil consolidation, and shear strength of soils. The course will also cover basic geomechanics related design topics including foundations, retaining walls and slope stability. Class 3. Prerequisite: GEOL1114. (Fall)

CVGR 3623   Water Management and System Design
Extension of fundamental fluid mechanics to the solution of problems commonly encountered in engineering hydraulics and to the design of hydraulic systems and structures. The basic concepts of fluid mechanics are reviewed, extended and applied to a variety of hydraulic systems. New material on unsteady pipeline and open channel flows, loose boundary hydraulics and coastal hydraulics is presented and applied. The later portion of the course provides introductory coverage of water processing and distribution as well as wastewater management. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR3513. (Spring)

CVGR 3713   Construction Engineering
This course focuses on construction engineering issues associated with the implementation of designed civil systems. The aim is to provide the student with an understanding of the range of construction equipment and techniques in common use, as well as the planning and direction of construction works. Addresses projects of various scales, focusing on common factors such as utilization of workers, machines and materials, and requirements for project organization and control. The material covers both construction techniques, construction management and project documentation. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 3022.. (Fall)

CVGR 4121   Professional Practice of Civil Engineering
Seminar based course aimed at providing students with an understanding of professional civil engineering practice in contemporary society. Visiting professional engineers will share practical insights from their experience in a weekly seminar. Issues will include professional ethics, professional licensure, ongoing professional development, economics and legal issues. Several case studies of recent engineering projects will be included to illustrate issues. Class 1. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.. (Spring)

CVGR 4313   Concrete Construction and Design
Extension of structural design techniques developed in CVGR3324 to the design of concrete structures and elements. It covers concrete technology, analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns, footings, and walls. Introduces the different types of reinforced concrete floor systems and the fundamentals of pre-stressed concrete structures. Includes a more detailed coverage of structural loadings including wind and seismic loadings. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CVGR3324. (Fall)

CVGR 4613   Hydrology
This course provides a real-world, applications-oriented introduction to engineering hydrology with an emphasis on design. It will familiarize students with a range of important surface and groundwater hydrological processes. The course introduces statistical analyses in the context of hydrologic problem-solving, covers the components of the hydrologic budget, discusses hydrograph analysis and routing, and introduces groundwater hydrology, urban hydrology, hydrologic models and hydrologic design. Class 3. Prerequisites: CVGR3623. (Fall)