Professors: Richard D. Crago, Thomas D. DiStefano (Chair), Jeffrey C. Evans, Matthew J. Higgins, James G. Orbison, T. Michael Toole, Ronald D. Ziemian

Associate Professors: Stephen G. Buonopane, Michael A. Malusis

Assistant Professors: Nathan (Brent) Chancellor (visiting), Douglas J. Gabauer, Simon T. Ghanat (visiting), Kevin Gilmore, Jessica T. Newlin, Michelle Oswald, Kelly A. Salyards, Deborah L. Sills

Instructor:

 

300. 

Introduction to Structural Engineering (I; 4, 0)

Introduction to behavior, analysis, and design of structures; including design, criteria, loads, modeling of structural systems, design with various material types (e.g. steel, concrete, timber, masonry). Discussion of the design process, and societal and global context of structural design. Case studies used throughout the course. Prerequisites: ENGR 208 and ENGR 242.

320. 

Water Resources Engineering (I; 3, 2)

Planning, design, and operation of water resources projects with emphasis on hydrology, hydraulic structures, and open and closed conduits; applications in stormwater management and water supply. Prerequisite: ENGR 222.

330. 

Introduction to Transportation (II; 3, 2)

Transportation systems, operations, planning, and design for highways and other modes; sustainability, safety, social, and economic issues; traffic studies in the local community.

340. 

Environmental Engineering (I; 3, 2)

An introduction to the fundamentals of environmental engineering and science such as chemistry, microbiology, mass balance, and reactor theory. Application of fundamental concepts to environmental engineering includes water quality, water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste, air pollution, greenhouse gases and climate change. This course includes hands-on laboratory component with a focus on experiential learning. Prerequisite: ENGR 222 or permission of the instructor.

350. 

Geotechnical Engineering I (I; 3, 2)

Origin, composition, structure, and properties of soils. Identification, classification, strength, permeability, and compressibility characteristics. Introduction to foundation engineering. Laboratory determination of soil properties. Prerequisites: ENGR 208 and ENGR 222 or permission of the instructor.

401. 

Structural Analysis (I or II; 3, 2)

Analysis of structures including: review of essential mechanics; sketching deflection, moment, and force diagrams for indeterminate systems; influence lines; application of virtual force and displacement principles; and a comprehensive study of the direct stiffness method with a focus on matrix analysis. Prerequisites: CENG 300 and ENGR 212 or permission of the instructor.

403. 

Wood Engineering Design Principles (I or II; 3, 2)

Wood properties as construction material; design of beams, columns, fasteners, and connections. Glued-laminated timber and many other uses for structures in accordance with the National Design Specifications. Form work for concrete structures, plywood and plywood diaphragms. Prerequisite: CENG 300 or permission of the instructor.

405. 

Design of Steel Structures (I or II; 3, 2)

Introduction to behavior and design of steel structures and elements, including tension members, compression members, beams, beam-columns, and connections. Limit states design philosophy is emphasized through the use of AISC specifications. Design loads according to contemporary standards and international building codes. Prerequisite: CENG 300 or permission of the instructor.

406. 

Design of Concrete Structures (I or II; 3, 2)

Introduction to behavior and design of concrete elements and structures: beams, columns, slabs, footings, bridges. Reinforced and prestressed concrete. Material properties and behavior, flexural and shear strength, serviceability and deflections. Use of relevant codes and specifications Including ACI and AASHTO. Design loads according to contemporary standards and international building codes. Prerequisite: CENG 300 or permission of the instructor.

407. 

Prestressed Concrete (I or II; 3, 2)

Analysis and design of prestressed concrete members and structures: flexural stresses, flexural strength, shear strength, loss of prestress, deflections. Prerequisite: CENG 406.

408. 

Finite Element Methods (I or II; 3, 2)

Fundamental theory and applications for civil engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering mechanics stress analysis problems. One-, two-, and three-dimensional elements, and axisymmetric elements, and their formulations; stress recovery techniques; modeling considerations; convergence criteria and error estimates, includes use of commercial and developmental finite element analysis programs. Crosslisted as MECH 467. Prerequisite: CENG 401 or permission of the instructor.

409. 

Earthquake Engineering (II; 3, 2)

Analysis and design of structures subjected to earthquakes. Single and multi degree-of-freedom systems, response spectra, seismology, soil dynamics. Seismic design methods in building codes. Isolation and energy dissipation systems. Laboratory to include experiments with shake tables. Prerequisite: CENG 300 or permission of the instructor.

419. 

Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering (I or II; 4, 0)

Topics will vary. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

421. 

Hydrology (I or II; 3, 2)

The interrelation of meteorological conditions, precipitation, surface runoff, and groundwater storage. Prerequisites: CENG 320 and permission of the instructor.

422. 

River Mechanics (II; 3, 2)

Mechanics of free-surface flows in rivers; introduction to sediment transport mechanisms; application to river engineering design (bridge crossing, culverts, flood control, river stabilization). Prerequisite: ENGR 222.

429. 

Advanced Topics in Water Resources Engineering (I or II; 3, 2)

Topics will vary. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

430. 

Introduction to Roadside Safety (I; 4, 0)

Fundamentals of roadside safety design and analysis: topics include traffic barrier warranting and selection, crash data analysis, hardware performance evaluation, and benefit/cost analysis. Prerequisite: CENG 330 or permission of the instructor.

431. 

Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning (I or II; 4, 0)

Problems of urban and regional planning and the treatment of various factors of a comprehensive plan. Emphasis on the sustainability and interrelationships between engineering, sociology, geography, and economics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

432. 

Sustainable Transportation Planning (I or II; 4, 0)

This course will explore the balance of enhancing mobility while simultaneously reducing impacts on the environment, society, and the economy. Prerequisite: CENG 330 or permission of the instructor.

436. 

Advanced Traffic Engineering (I or II; 3, 2)

Introduction to traffic engineering elements, including traffic flow theory, queue theory, geometric design and signal design. Students will learn to use traffic design and simulation software. Prerequisite: CENG 330 or permission of the instructor.

439. 

Advanced Topics in Transportation (I or II; 4, 0)

Topics will vary. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

440. 

Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes (I or II; 3, 3)

Fundamental principles of physical and chemical treatment processes used to remove pollutants from water, air, and soil such as ion-exchange, coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, air stripping, disinfection, adsorption, and membrane processes. Laboratory experiments are used to reinforce theory and to develop design criteria for full-scale treatment processes. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

441. 

Environmental Engineering Biotechnology (I or II; 3, 3)

Theory and design of biological waste treatment systems for industrial, municipal and hazardous pollutants and natural biotransformation of pollutants in the environment. Laboratory experience on startup, operation, and analysis of systems that biodegrade pollutants and produce useful forms of energy. Prerequisite: CENG 340 or permission of the instructor.

442. 

Sustainability Principles for Engineers (II; 3, 2)

An introduction to concepts for the application of sustainable engineering principles. Topics include life-cycle assessment, biogeochemical cycles, climate changes, fossil fuels and renewable energy, embedded water, global and cultural context, market externalities, sustainability metrics, and carbon footprint. Prerequisite: CENG 340 or third- and fourth-year engineers with permission of the instructor.

443. 

Systems and Life Cycle Assessment (I; 3, 2)

Systems topics include definitions, causal loops, systems dynamics, emergence, self-organization, and complexity. Life cycle assessment (LCA) includes standardized methodologies, LCA projects, and sensitivity analyses. Reading, discussion, and computational tools are central to the course. Prerequisite: CENG 442 or permission of the instructor.

444. 

Hazardous Waste Management (I or II; 3, 2)

Identification of common hazardous chemicals and related industrial activities, determination of risk-based clean-up levels for hazardous waste sites, toxicology, pump-and-treat ground water remediation, in situ bioremediation, legal and liability issues, and remedial action. Prerequisite: CENG 340 or permission of the instructor.

445. 

Environmental Engineering Chemistry (I or II; 3, 2)

Principles of aquatic chemistry and applications with emphasis on acid-base reactions, metal speciation and solubility, and oxidation-reduction reactions in water. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

447. 

Sustainable Cities (I; 3, 2)

This team-taught course introduces students to the core concepts of sustainability and how they have been applied to promote sustainability in London, the UK, and Europe. This course is part of Bucknell in London core course. Crosslisted as ENST 347.

448. 

Air Quality and Hazardous Waste (I or II; 3, 2)

Air quality topics include regulations, airborne pollutants and sources, design of treatment technologies, and relationship of air quality to climate change. Hazardous waste topics include identification of hazardous chemicals and their sources, risk-based clean-up of contaminated sites, toxicology, pump-and-treat remediation, in situ bioremediation, legal and liability issues, and remedial action. Prerequisite: CENG 340 or permission of the instructor.

449. 

Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering (I; R; 4, 0)

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

450. 

Geotechnical Engineering II (I; 3, 2)

Application of the theories and principles of soil mechanics to foundation design. Subsurface investigations; methods of analysis, design, and construction of foundations; bearing capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations; excavation and bracing; earth structures. Prerequisite: CENG 350 or permission of the instructor.

451. 

Environmental Geotechnology (II; 3, 2)

Interaction between hazardous and toxic wastes and geotechnical properties of soils. Remediation of the subsurface environment. Prerequisite: CENG 350 or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

452. 

Ground Improvement Engineering (II; 3, 2)

Application of soil mechanics principles to improving the engineering characteristics of soils. Includes mechanisms of soil stabilization, grouting, deep dynamic compaction, reinforced earth, sand drains, and preconsolidation. Prerequisites: CENG 350 and permission of the instructor.

459. 

Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering (I or II; 4, 0)

Topics will vary. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

472. 

Construction Engineering (I; 3, 2)

Project documents, processes, and organizational structures. Construction estimating, equipment, labor, and procurement. Building methods and materials. Prerequisite: junior status or permission of the instructor.

475. 

Forensic Engineering (I or II; 4, 0)

Introduction to identification, evaluation, and analysis of a wide variety of engineering failures; failure investigation and the legal process; serviceability failure, material or system failure, design errors; expert witness testimony. Prerequisite: senior status.

479. 

Advanced Topics in Construction Engineering and Management (I or II; R; 3, 2)

Topics will vary. Prerequisites: CENG 472 and permission of the instructor.

480. 

Special Topics in Civil Engineering (I or II; R) Half to full course.

Individual projects in laboratory work, design, or library studies, depending upon the nature of the problem selected. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

481. 

Undergraduate Research (I and II; R) Half to full course.

Original investigations in structural engineering, transportation engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, or water resources engineering.

490. 

Engineering Planning and Project Management (I; 3, 2)

Planning process including feasibility study, decision making, optimization concepts, engineering economy, and project scheduling, control and management. Prerequisite: senior status.

491. 

Civil Engineering Design (II; 2, 10)

A comprehensive design of a civil engineering project that integrates at least two subdisciplines of civil engineering. Projects are designed by teams of two to four students and must involve analysis and synthesis to produce design solutions that achieve the desired "client" needs within specified constraints. A weekly seminar series by practicing engineers and others focuses on ethics, professionalism, global issues, and engineering careers. Prerequisite: CENG 490.

495. 

Advanced Topics in Engineering Mathematics (I; 4, 0)

Linear algebra and analytical/computational techniques for solving ordinary and partial differential equations relevant to engineering applications. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as CHEG 495, ELEC 495, MECH 495.

Courses offered occasionally

425 Groundwater, 453 Advanced Soil Mechanics

See The Curricula - College of Engineering for degree requirements for engineering programs.

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