Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Systems and Information Engineering
Office location and address
151 Engineer's WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Student-led special topic courses which vary by semester
Cornerstone course for first-year SEAS undergraduates, introducing them to engineering practice and design philosophy, via exposure to open-ended, realistic , hands-on challenges. Students engage in both individual and team work, and consider the contexts in which engineering challenges arise. SEAS majors and potential career paths are also introduced. Students who have taken ENGR 1620 or 1621 or both, can't enroll in ENGR 1624.
This purpose of this course is to introduce and familiarize students with engineering economics. Students will apply the concepts of the time value of money to infrastructure management. Students will be able to compare cash flows using net present value, future value, and cost-benefit analysis. Students will use cost indices to complete cost estimations. Students will be able to make appropriate adjustments for depreciation and inflation.
This course introduces students to the methods used by today's engineers regarding the management of solid waste. Specific topics include: solid waste management history and regulation; current issues regarding solid waste; planning, design, and operation of landfills; recycling facility operations; alternate solid waste disposal methods; and composting. Prerequisites: APMA 3110
Introduces the fundamental principles of particulate mechanics with an emphasis on soil strength, consolidation behavior, and fluid flow. Concepts of theoretical soil mechanics and soil physics. Prerequisites: CE 2310.
Laboratory study of soil properties. Students will gather and evaluate data to determine particle size, permeability, dry density, compressive strength, shear strength, and critical water contents of soil specimen. Students will conduct ASTM standard soil tests and prepare written reports. Pre-requisite CE 2310, Co-requisite CE 3710.
Students will be introduced to current civil engineering challenges and emerging solutions. Research and practical case studies will be included. Participants will summarize and explore implications of introduced topics.
Team-based project course focusing on design or research effort with focus in a CEsub-discipline. Involves the study of an open-ended project, including problem formulation, development of methodology, data collection from physical experiments and/or models, analysis and interpretation, and formulation of conclusions/solutions. Requisites: 4th Year Standing Civil Majors and Assignment by CEE dept.
This course will broaden a student's exposure to professional practice issues, including project planning and management, financial and contractual relationships. The major focus of the course will be providing practical civil engineering design experience. Students will participate in one or more multi-disciplinary team design projects requiring integration of technical skills from sub-areas of Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: 4th yr standing as CE major
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer, or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty and involves survey, analysis, or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report are required. May be repeated if necessary. Prerequisite: Contact individual professor for Instructor Permission.
Foundation engineering is the application of soil mechanics in the design of foundation elements for structures. The course covers properties of soils; subsurface exploration; bearing capacity; design of shallow foundations and mats; earth pressure theories and applications to design of retaining structures; stability of slopes; and an introduction to deep foundations. Prerequisites: CE 3310, CE 3710.
Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master's-level graduate students. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
For graduate students who will be GTA for a course taught by CE faculty who have granted Instructor Permission for that section. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission