Degrees and Program Index

Civil Engineering

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CE 112 3 Credits
Elementary Surveying

Basic plane surveying; use of transit, level, theodolite and total station. Traverses, public land system, circular curves, cross-sectioning and earthwork. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisite: MATH 108.) (2+3) Offered Spring

CE 326W 4 Credits
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering including soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Identification and classification of soil, physical and mechanical properties of soil, subsurface exploration and laboratory testing techniques, seepage, compaction, bearing capacity, slope stability, deep and shallow foundation design, retaining structure design, frozen ground consideration. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisites: ES 331, 341, CE 334, ENGL 111X, or permission of instructor.) (3+3) Offered Spring

CE 334 3 Credits
Properties of Materials

Properties of engineering materials. Bonding, crystal and amorphous structures. Relationships between microstructure and engineering properties. Modification of properties and environmental serviceability. Concrete and asphalt mixes. Course fee: $50. (Co-requisite: ES 331.) (2+3) Offered Fall

CE 344 3 Credits
Water Resources Engineering

Fundamentals of engineering hydrology and hydraulic engineering. Precipitation, runoff, statistical methods, flood control, open channels and groundwater. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisite: ES 341.) (3+0) Offered Fall

CE 400 0 Credits
FE Exam

Complete the FE application and take the state of Alaska Engineering-in-Training Exam in the same semester of course enrollment. (Prerequisite: Senior standing in civil engineering.) Offered Fall, Spring

CE 402 3 Credits
Introduction to Transportation Engineering

Transportation systems, planning, design parameters, demand and mode specific consideration. (Prerequisite: CE junior standing or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Fall

CE 403 3 Credits
Traffic Engineering

Analysis and design of highways, streets and intersections for traffic consideration. (Prerequisite: CE 402.) (2+3) Offered Fall

CE 404 3 Credits
Highway Engineering

Engineering considerations for highway design including vertical and horizontal alignment, cross sections, drainage, pavements, earthworks, signs and markings, intersection and interchange. (Prerequisite: CE 402.) (2+3) Offered Spring

CE 415 3 Credits
Advanced Surveying

Azimuth by astronomic methods. Route surveying, including horizontal and vertical curves, spirals, cross-sectioning, and earthwork. Reduction of electronic distance measurements. Alaska State Plane Coordinate System, both old (NAD27) and new (NAD83). Course fee: $50. (Prerequisite: CE 112.) (2+3) Offered Fall

CE 416 1 Credit
Boundary Surveying

Surveying problems related to land subdivision with emphasis on the legal aspects. Metes and bounds descriptions and platted subdivisions. (Prerequisite: CE 112 or permission of instructor.) (1+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 422 3 Credits
Foundation Engineering

Bearing capacity of soils and effects of settlements on structure. Design of footings and rafts, pile and pier foundations, retaining walls and anchored bulkheads. Foundations on frozen soils and construction problems in foundation engineering. (Prerequisites: CE 326, ES 301.) (3+0) Offered Fall

CE 423 3 Credits
Introduction to Earthquake Engineering

Introduction to sources of earthquakes; source mechanism and source parameters; attenuation relationships; earthquake response of single and multi-degree of freedom systems; earthquake response spectra and earthquake-induced liquefaction and densification of soil. (Prerequisite: CE 326. Next offered: 2005--06.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring

CE 425 3 Credits
Advanced Soil Mechanics

Soil formation, identification and classification, physical and mechanical properties of soil, seepage, drainage and frost action, subsoil investigation, bearing capacity of soils, and lateral earth pressures and stability of slopes. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisites: CE 326, ES 301.) (2+3) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 431 3 Credits
Structural Engineering I

Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures to include: beams, trusses and frames. Internal force resultants, shear and moment diagrams, deflections, internal stresses. Influence lines and criteria for moving loads. Indeterminate analysis to include methods of consistent deflections, slope deflection and moment distribution. Introduction to matrix methods. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisites: CE 334, ES 331.) (2+3) Offered Spring

CE 432 3 Credits
Structural Engineering II

Concepts of analysis/design using advanced methods of structural analysis and computer techniques. Effects of material behavior and modes of failure (building, bending, shear, connections) on design decisions examined. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisite: CE 431.) (2+3) Offered Fall

CE 433 3 Credits
Reinforced Concrete Design

Design philosophies and current practice. Short and long columns, beam-columns, flexural members, to include: rectangular and T-beams, one and two-way slabs. Footings. Crack control, anchorage, development lengths and deflections. Introduction to complete structural systems. Current ACI specifications used. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisite: CE 431.) (2+3) Offered Spring

CE 434 3 Credits
Timber Design

Essentials of structural design. Design of basic components of solid and laminated timber, connections, arches, pole framing, diaphragms, stressed-skin construction and timber shells. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisites: ES 331 and CE 431.) (2+3) Offered Fall

CE 438W,O 3 Credits
Design of Engineered Systems

System design principles for large-scale constructed facilities. Application of ethics, liability and legal principles to professional practice. Emphasis on teamwork and leadership. (Prerequisite: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; and COMM 131X or 141X; and last year of civil engineering B.S. program.) (3+0) Offered Spring

CE 441 4 Credits
Environmental Engineering

Fundamentals of environmental engineering including theory and application of water and wastewater, solid waste and air quality engineering practice; emphasis on natural processes that influence pollutant fate and how these processes are used in engineered systems for pollution control. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisite: ES 341 or permission of instructor.) (3+3) Offered Spring

CE 442 4 Credits
Environmental Engineering II

Advanced topics involving environmental, focusing on design of pollution control and remediation systems. Presents an understanding of the theories and principles for the design of engineering systems for environmental protection, management and control. Includes air pollution control, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and hazardous and toxic waste transport, treatment and disposal. Emphasis on practical application of environmental engineering principles to real-world problems. Course fee: $50. (Prerequisites: CE 441 and junior standing in civil engineering.) (3+3) Offered Fall

CE 445 3 Credits
Engineering Hydrology

Design and analysis; extended coverage of hydrologic concepts from CE 344. Precipitation, evaporation analysis; groundwater hydraulics; runoff analysis and prediction; statistical hydrology; application of simulation models. (Prerequisite: CE 344.) (2+3) Offered Spring

CE 470 1 Credit
Civil Engineering Internship

Supervised work experience in engineering organizations. Assignments individually arranged with cooperating organizations and agencies. Course may be repeated three times. Each repeat must be for a different type of project. As part of the requirements for earning credit, the student must have a letter of release of information from the company, prepare a written report and make an oral presentation. Program must be approved in advance by the department. (Prerequisites: Junior/senior standing, permission of department coordinator.) (0+3) Offered Fall, Spring

CE 490 .5 Credit
CE 491 .5 Credit
Civil Engineering Seminar

CE 490-491, together, constitute the standard one-year engineering seminar. The class is designed to provide the student with exposure to the latest information available from researchers and practicing professionals in industry. (Prerequisite: Junior/senior standing.) (1+0) 490 Offered Fall, 491 Offered Spring

CE 603 3 Credits
Arctic Engineering

Application of engineering fundamentals to problems of advancing civilization to polar regions. Logistics, foundations on frozen ground and ice thermal aspects of structures, materials, transport, and communications, and heating and ventilating. Course fee: $50. (Recommended: Senior standing or B.S. degree in engineering; or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Fall, Spring

CE 605 3 Credits
Pavement Design

Current design techniques for flexible and rigid pavements. Materials characterization, loading considerations, empirical design methods, mechanistic design methods, rehabilitation. (Recommended: Graduate standing and CE 402 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring

CE 617 3 Credits
Control Surveys

Geodetic surveying, where the shape of the earth must be considered. Forward and inverse geodetic problems. Medium to long electronic distance measurements. Heavy emphasis on Alaska State Plane Coordinate System (Nad 83) and UTM Coordinate System. Adjustment of level nets. (Prerequisites: CE 415 or other surveying experience acceptable to instructor.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 620 3 Credits
Civil Engineering Construction

Construction equipment, methods, planning and scheduling, construction contracts, management and accounting, construction estimates, costs and project control. (Recommended: ESM 450 or equivalent.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 622 3 Credits
Foundations and Retaining Structures

Advanced study of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures and buried pipes. (Prerequisites: CE 422 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 625 3 Credits
Soil Stabilization

Soil and site improvement using deep and shallow compaction, additives, pre-loading, vertical and horizontal drains, electroosmosis and soil reinforcement. (Prerequisites CE 435 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring

CE 626 3 Credits
Thermal Geotechnics

Fundamentals of thermal regime of soils and rocks. Thermal impact of structures on soils. Thawing of permafrost beneath roads, buildings and around pipelines. Natural and artificial freezing of soils. Engineering means to maintain thermal regime of soils. Thermal design considerations. (Prerequisites: CE 326, CE 422 and CE 425 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 627 3 Credits
Earthquake Engineering

Fundamentals of geotechnical earthquake engineering: wave propagation in soils; dynamic soil properties; influences of soils on ground motion; determination of soil response under strong seismic motion; causes of soil failures, soil liquefaction, soil settlement, soil-structure interaction and slope stability; analysis and design of dams, earth structures and foundation systems. (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 628 3 Credits
Soil Behavior Under Load

Fundamentals of soil behavior under load; pore pressure during monotonic loading; Ladd's "Simple Clay" model; densification and drained cyclic loading of sand; undrained cycle loading of soil. (Prerequisite: CE 326.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 630 3 Credits
Advanced Structural Mechanics

Shear and torsion, nonsymmetrical bending, shear center, curved beams, introduction to composite material mechanics, application in bridge engineering. (Prerequisites: MATH 302, ES 331. Recommended: Graduate standing in engineering.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 631 3 Credits
Advanced Structural Analysis

Derivation of the basic equations governing linear structural systems. Application of stiffness and flexibility methods to trusses and frames. Solution techniques utilizing digital computers. Introduction to structural dynamics. (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall

CE 637 3 Credits
Earthquake Engineering II

Fundamentals of structural earthquake engineering: strong ground motion phenomena; dynamic analysis of structural systems for seismic motion; response spectrum and time history methods, design of structural systems for lateral forces; shearwalls and diaphragms; moment-resistive frames, braced frames; current design criteria and design practice; connection details, serviceability requirement; story drift, non-structural building elements; soil-structure interaction. (Prerequisite: CE 432.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 640 3 Credits
Prestressed Concrete

Theory and practice of prestressed concrete design. Pretensioning, posttensioning. Anchorage of steel. Materials, design specification. Application in bridges, tanks and slabs. (Prerequisite: CE 431 and 433. Recommended: graduate standing.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 661 3 Credits
Advanced Water Resources Engineering

Engineering hydraulics and hydrology with emphasis on using standard computer models to solve water resource engineering problems. (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring

CE 662 3 Credits
Open Channel and River Engineering

Principles of open channel flow, transitions and controls, unsteady flow, river engineering, stream channel mechanics and mechanics of sedimentation. (Prerequisite: ES 341.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring

CE 663 3 Credits
Groundwater Dynamics

Fundamentals of geohydrology, hydraulics of flow through porous media, well hydraulics, groundwater pollution and groundwater resources development. (Prerequisite: ES 341.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall

CE 676 3 Credits
Coastal Engineering

Review of deep and shallow water waves, littoral drift, coastal structures, pollution problems and harbor seiches. (Prerequisite: ES 341.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants

CE 681 3 Credits
Frozen Ground Engineering

Nature of frozen ground, thermal properties of frozen soils, classification, physical and mechanical properties of frozen soils, subsurface investigation of frozen ground, thaw settlement and thaw consolidation, slope stability and principles of foundation design in frozen ground. (Prerequisite: Training or experience in soil mechanics. Next offered: 2005--06.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall

CE 682 3 Credits
Ice Engineering

In this course the factors governing design of marine structures, which must contend with the presence of ice are discussed. Topics include ice growth, ice structure, mechanical properties and their dependence on temperature and structure, creep and fracture, mechanics of ice sheets, forces on structures, and experimental methods. (Prerequisites: ES 331, MATH 202X, training or experience in soil mechanics.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Spring

CE 683 3 Credits
Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering

The course is designed to present materials on aspects of hydrology and hydraulics unique to engineering problems of the north. Although the emphasis will be on Alaskan conditions, information from Canada and other circumpolar countries will be included in the course. (Prerequisite: CE 344 or equivalent.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall

CE 684 3 Credits
Arctic Utility Distribution

Practices and considerations of utility distribution in Arctic regions. Emphasis on proper design to include freeze protection, materials, energy conservation and system selection. (Prerequisite: ES 341 or permission of instructor.) (3+0) Offered Alternate Fall

CE 685 3 Credits
Topics in Frozen Ground Engineering

Selected frozen ground foundation engineering problems will be explored in depth including refrigerated foundations and pile foundations. (Prerequisite: CE 681.) (3+0) Offered As Demand Warrants