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CIVE 100s


CIVE 121 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 010660
Digital Computation
Introduction to electronic digital computers, hardware and software organization, examples of efficient numerical algorithms for basic scientific computations. Programming and problem solving concepts introduced in the course will be incorporated into group projects involving Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering applications. The language of instruction will be Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: 1B Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: GENE 121

CIVE 125 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.80Course ID: 004207
Civil Engineering Concepts 1
An introduction to some of the basic methods and principles in Civil Engineering. The fundamentals of engineering calculations: units and dimensions. Surveying, data collection, measurement and error analysis. Laboratory on visual communication: engineering graphics including projections, computer software including spread sheets, computer aided design. Introduction to engineering design. Technical communication: word processing software, elements of technical report writing. Aspects of the engineering profession including ethics, safety, and intellectual property. Professional development including résumé skills, interview skills, and preparation for co-op terms. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Civil Engineering

CIVE 127 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004209
Statics & Solid Mechanics 1
Two-dimensional force systems, moments, couples, and resultants. Two-dimensional equilibrium problems including trusses and frames. Distributed forces, centroids and moment of inertia. Stress-strain-temperature relationships. Behaviour of prismatic members in tension, compression, shear, bending and torsion. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Civil Engineering students only.
Antireq: ENVE 127/207

CIVE 153 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011496
Earth Engineering
This course studies earth materials and processes from an engineering point of view through case histories and problem sets. The course develops a geological knowledge for applications to any physical environment and provides an appreciation of the impact of engineering work on the environment. Topics include: mineral and rock identification, the rock cycle, structural geology and tectonics, geology of Canada, effects of water, ice and wind. Students are also introduced to the concept of geologic time, topographic and geologic maps, and the basic principles and tools used to determine geologic history. [Offered as: CIVE 153 (W), ENVE 153 (S), GEOE 153 (S)]
Prereq: 1B Civil Engineering students only
(Cross-listed with ENVE 153, GEOE 153)

CIVE 200s


CIVE 204 LEC,TUT 0.75Course ID: 004211
Statics and Solid Mechanics 2
Three-dimensional force systems, moments, couples, and resultants. Three-dimensional equilibrium problems. Friction. Thin-walled pressure vessels. Torsion of shafts and thin-walled closed sections. Shear, bending moment, and deflection diagrams for beams. Compound stress and stress transformations. Design concepts. [Offered: F]
Prereq: CIVE 127; Level at least 2A Civil Engineering students only

CIVE 205 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004212
Mechanics of Solids 2
Frames, arches and suspended structures. Strain energy. Energy methods. Virtual work. Maxwell-Betti theorem. Influence lines. Force and displacement methods for single members. Buckling of columns. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 204 and 221; 2B Civil Engineering students only.

CIVE 221 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004214
Advanced Calculus
A review of Year One Calculus. Hyperbolic Functions. Partial derivatives. Multiple integration with applications. Vector analysis, theorems of Green and Gauss, line integrals. Elements of Fourier series. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 118; Level at least 2A Civil Engineering.
Antireq: MATH 217, ENVE 221

CIVE 222 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004215
Differential Equations
An introduction to linear and partial differential equations. Standard methods of solution, applications to physical and engineering problems, linear equations with constant coefficients, systems of differential equations, solution by series, numerical methods, partial differential equations. Applications from Dynamics and Vibrating Systems. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 221; 2B Civil Engineering.
Antireq: MATH 218, ENVE 223

CIVE 224 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004219
Probability and Statistics
Role of Probability in engineering and decision-making under uncertainty. Data analysis. Basic probability concepts. Probability distributions. Functions of random variables. Estimation theory. Empirical determination of distribution models. Regression analysis. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 117; Level at least 2A Civil Engineering
Antireq: MSCI 251, ENVE 224

CIVE 240 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011493
Engineering and Sustainable Development
This course explores the concepts of sustainability, namely the balancing of economic, environmental, social, cultural, health and political needs, as it pertains to Civil Engineering decisions. The course examines aspects of urban transportation and infrastructure planning, land-use, and issues related to water, air, and noise pollution. Methods of quantifying costs associated with health risks and consumption of non-renewable resources are presented. Case studies from a range of Civil Engineering application areas are used to examine the effect of engineering decisions on sustainability. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 224, 292; Level at least 2B Civil Engineering

CIVE 253 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004220
Geology for Engineers
A study of earth processes and earth materials from an engineering point of view. Topics include: mineral and rock identification, the rock cycle, structural geology, geology of Canada, effects of water, ice and wind. Description of aggregates used in engineering works. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: 2B Civil or Environmental Engineering

CIVE 265 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004221
Structure and Properties of Materials
A basic course in structure, behaviour and uses of engineering materials. Topics include monotonic and cyclic stress-strain behaviour of metals. Phase diagrams. Diffusion, nucleation and growth of grains. Metallurgy and mechanical properties of irons and steels. Structure and mechanical properties of wood, cements and concrete. Fracture, fatigue and corrosion. Three lab sessions. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 2A Civil Engineering

CIVE 280 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.75Course ID: 004222
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
An introduction to fluid mechanics and thermal sciences. Fluid properties. Fluid statics. Thermodynamic principles. Bernoulli equation. The momentum equation and applications. Laminar and turbulent flow. Dimensionless numbers. Closed conduit flow. Pipe network analysis. Steady flow in pipes. Heat transfer. Four lab sessions. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 127, 221; 2B Civil Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 214

CIVE 291 LAB 0.50Course ID: 004223
Survey Camp
Introduction to surveying, length measurements, levelling, transit surveys.
Prereq: Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering

CIVE 292 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004237
Engineering Economics
An introductory course on the principles of engineering economy. Basic concepts. Capital. Interest formulas and derivations. Annual worth comparisons. Present worth. Return on investment. Benefit-cost ratio depreciation. Effect of taxes. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 117; Level 2A Civil Engineering students only.
Antireq: MSCI 261

CIVE 298 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009219
Seminar
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures. [Offered: F, W]

CIVE 299 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009220
Seminar
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: 2B Civil Engineering

CIVE 300s


CIVE 303 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004227
Structural Analysis 1
Analysis of statically indeterminate structures using force and displacement methods. Maxwell-Mohr, slope-deflection, and moment distribution methods. Influence lines for indeterminate structures. Matrix formulations. Computer applications. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 205; 3A Civil Engineering

CIVE 306 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004228
Mechanics of Solids 3
Membrane stresses in shells. Buckling. Beams on elastic foundations. Plane elasticity. Torsion of non-circular sections. [Offered: F]
Prereq: CIVE 205; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 313 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004229
Structural Concrete Design 1
Reinforced concrete members. Concrete and reinforcing steel materials. Safety, loads, design criteria. Flexure, shear, combined bending and axial force. Serviceability. One-way slabs, beams, columns, foundations and retaining walls. [Offered: F]
Prereq: CIVE 303; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 331 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011494
Advanced Mathematics for Civil Engineers
This course is an integration of CIVE 121, CIVE 221, and CIVE 222 in which both classical calculus theory and basic computational algorithms were discussed. Partial differential equations (PDEs) with application in the modelling of civil engineering processes (e.g., wave, diffusion, Laplace and Poisson equations). Boundary and initial conditions. Numerical integration. Numerical interpolation schemes for irregularly spaced spatial data (e.g., splines, Lagrange polynomials, etc). Solution methods for linear and non-linear systems of algebraic equations. Numerical solution of PDEs using the finite difference method. Aspects of the finite element method. An emphasis will be placed on algorithm development and implementation. Maple and Visual Basic will be integral tools in this course. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 221, 222; Level at least 3A Civil Engineering

CIVE 332 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011495
Civil Engineering Systems
Introduction to conceptual planning, optimization and life-cycle performance assessment of civil engineering systems. Fundamentals of decision analysis and concepts of risk, uncertainty, utility and probability theory. Tools for supporting decision making process, namely, linear programming, network models, variational methods and optimization, dynamic programming, Monte Carlo simulation, and first-order reliability theory. Risk-based models for condition assessment, inspection, rehabilitation and replacement of infrastructure systems. Risk- and cost-benefit analysis of public projects and their impact on sustainability and quality of life. [Offered: F]
Prereq: CIVE 221, 222, 224, Level at least 3B Civil Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 320, MSCI 331, SYDE 311

CIVE 342 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004230
Transport Principles and Applications
Introduction to basic principles and procedures of transport planning and engineering applied to Canadian intercity transport problems. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 224; 3A Civil Engineering

CIVE 343 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004251
Traffic Engineering
A comprehensive introductory course to traffic engineering and control. Topics include: vehicle - driver - roadway environment; theories of traffic flow; application of queuing theory, capacity and delay analysis of unsignalised and signalised intersections; design optimisation of isolated and co-ordinated traffic signal timing plans; traffic simulation model calibration and application; and field data collection and analysis. State-of-practice analysis and design methods are examined and applied. [Offered: F]
Prereq: CIVE 224, 342; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 353 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004233
Geotechnical Engineering 1
An introduction to geologic processes. Subsurface exploration. Classification systems. Weight-Volume relationships. Soil mechanics principles including state of stress, ground water flow, consolidation and shear strength. Six lab sessions. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: CIVE 153, 204; 3A Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering or level at least 3A Earth Science/Environmental Hydrogeology Option

CIVE 354 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004234
Geotechnical Engineering 2
Foundation engineering. Earth pressure theories. Retaining walls. Anchors. Shallow and deep foundations. Braced trenches and excavations. Slope stability. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: CIVE 353; Level at least 3B Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering

CIVE 375 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004235
Water Quality Engineering
Water sources and use. Characteristics of water: physical, chemical, and bacteriological parameters. Water quality management. Solid and hazardous waste management. Biodegradable waste disposal in streams. Water and waste treatment systems: sedimentation, biological treatment theory, design principles. Six lab sessions. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CHE 102, CIVE 280; 3A Civil or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 375

CIVE 381 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004236
Hydraulics
Energy, momentum and continuity equations for open channel flow. Dimensional analysis and modelling. Design of lined and unlined open channels. Water profile computations. Bridge and culvert hydraulics. Hydraulic structures and energy dissipators. Pumping stations. Water hammer. Four lab sessions. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: CIVE 280 or ENVE 214; Level at least 3B Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering

CIVE 398 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009221
Seminar
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: 3A Civil Engineering

CIVE 399 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009222
Seminar
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 400s


CIVE 400 LEC,PRJ 0.50Course ID: 004238
Civil Engineering Project 1
Students must undertake an independent Civil Engineering design project during the last two terms of their program. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate students' abilities to practise in a Civil Engineering capacity in their chosen area of expertise, using knowledge gained from their academic and employment experiences. The first part of the project (CIVE 400) will include problem identification, generation and selection of solutions and time management. Incorporation of technical and economic issues in the solution for the project will be required. If applicable, ecological, social and political issues must also be considered. A basic requirement of the proposed solution is that it must be compatible with the principles of sustainability. Requirements include: proposal, progress report, oral presentation and a final report containing recommendations for part two of the project, CIVE 401. [Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Civil Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 430

CIVE 401 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 004239
Civil Engineering Project 2
A continuation of CIVE 400. The final design of the major Civil Engineering project proposed in CIVE 400 will be undertaken. The purpose of this phase of the project is to carry out a detailed technical design of the solution proposed in CIVE 400. Requirements of this part of the two-term project include an oral presentation and a final report. [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Civil Engineering students only.
Antireq: ENVE 431

CIVE 403 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004240
Structural Analysis 2
Advanced structural analysis; linear and nonlinear behaviour. Computer applications. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 303; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 405 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004242
Structural Dynamics
Dynamics of continuous and discretized structures. Free and forced vibrations of single and multidegree of freedom systems. Impact, earthquake loads, wind loads. Vibration of beams, frames, structural systems. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 222, 303; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 413 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004244
Structural Steel Design
Structural steel members. Limit states design, loads, materials. Design of tension and compression members, beams and beam-columns. Plate girders. Connections. Fatigue. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 303; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 414 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004245
Structural Concrete Design 2
Reinforced concrete members and structures. Torsion. Slender columns, walls, continuous beams, floor systems. Prestressed concrete. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 313; Level at least 4A Civil Engineering

CIVE 415 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004246
Structural Systems
Geometries, loads, safety and serviceability, structural idealizations. Building design and bridge design. Proportioning of components and structures in concrete, steel, masonry and wood. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 313, 413; 4B Civil Engineering

CIVE 422 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004247
Finite Element Analysis
This course focuses on the development of the basic fundamentals of the finite element method with applications in fluid flow, mass transport, solid mechanics and structures. Topics include: discrete problems, matrix methods, variational principle, method of weighted residuals, element shapes, and interpolation functions. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ENVE 223 or CIVE 222, CIVE 303; Level at least 4B Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: ME 559, SYDE 555

CIVE 440 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004249
Transit Planning and Operations
The historical evolution of transit in cities; the technological innovations which made transit possible; and transit mode definitions. Models of transit vehicle motion are presented; transit travel times under different travel regimes are derived. Transit scheduling methods are shown. System operational characteristics are defined and quantitative measures of effectiveness are introduced. Transit network planning objectives are identified; actual geometries are qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed. Transit ownership structures and economics are discussed; contemporary ITS applications are presented. Methods for selecting appropriate transit modes are covered. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 342 or ENVS 278; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering
(Cross-listed with PLAN 478)

CIVE 444 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004232
Urban Transport Planning
The course develops a number of standard methods for predicting travel in urban areas. General characteristics of urban travel and urban transport systems are presented along with a discussion of typical issues pertaining to urban areas. Methods used to evaluate alternatives and resolve issues are presented. These include trip generation, trip distribution and mode split. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 224, 342; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 460 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004253
Engineering Biomechanics
Introduction to engineering technologies applicable to the field of biomechanics. Specific topics covered may include biological growth, form and function; biomaterials; kinematics and neurology of gait; biotribology; joint anatomy, function and repair; occupational biomechanics; trauma prevention. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 127 or ENVE 127 or ME 219 or SYDE 281

CIVE 486 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004258
Hydrology
Basic components of the hydrologic cycle. Introduction to frequency analysis and time series analysis. Rainfall-runoff relationships. Unit hydrograph theory. Hydrologic and hydraulic routing. Introduction to hydrologic design: design storms and storm water management. Rural and urban simulation models. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: CIVE 224 or ENVE 224; Level at least 3B Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering

CIVE 491 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004259
Engineering Law and Ethics
Background (Charter of Rights and Freedoms), Contracts, Torts (Negligent Malpractice), Forms of Carrying on Business, Professional Practice (Professional Engineers Act, Joint Practice Rules, Professional Misconduct and Sexual Harassment), Alternate Dispute Resolution, Construction Liens, Intellectual Property (Patents, Trade Marks, Copyrights and Industrial Designs), Labour Relations and Employment Law, Environmental Law. [Offered: S]
Prereq: 4A Civil Engineering.
Antireq: AFM 231, BUS 231W, ENVS 201 GENE 411, ME 401, MTHEL 100

CIVE 497 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 010164
Special Topics in Civil Engineering
A special course on advanced topics in Civil Engineering is offered from time to time, when resources are available. For the current offering, inquire at the Department.
Instructor Consent Required

CIVE 498 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009223
Seminar
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures. [Offered: F, S]
Prereq: 4A Civil Engineering

CIVE 499 SEM 0.00Course ID: 009224
Seminar
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures. [Offered: W]
Prereq: 4B Civil Engineering

CIVE 500s


CIVE 507 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004243
Building Science and Technology
The building process. Loadings: gravity, wind, thermal, moisture, fire. Enclosure design: walls, windows, roof. Subgrade construction. Energy related considerations. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 313, 413; 4B Civil Engineering students only

CIVE 512 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 010038
Rehabilitation of Structures
This course deals with the assessment, rehabilitation and/or strengthening of building and bridge infrastructures. Topics include damage mechanisms, instrumentation and non-destructive test methods, conventional repair techniques, innovative repair and strengthening techniques with composites. Case studies provide students with the opportunity to learn from field applications. The laboratory portion involves test methods used to evaluate deterioration. Student teams are required to examine infrastructure renewal projects and to develop recommendations for rehabilitation strategies. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 265, 313

CIVE 542 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004250
Pavement Structural Design
Pavement design, soil identification, subgrade design, base courses, flexible pavement design, design and testing of asphaltic concrete mixes, surface treatments. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 353; Level at least 3B Civil or Geological Engineering

CIVE 554 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004252
Geotechnical Engineering 3
Simulation of geotechnical consulting practice. Students are required to complete several projects, based on actual case studies, which require problem identification, evaluation of geotechnical data, analysis, design and report preparations. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 353, 354; Level at least 4A Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering

CIVE 572 LAB,LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004254
Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater quantity and characteristics. Primary treatment and secondary treatment. Reverse osmosis, ultra filtration, adsorption, air stripping, air flotation, chemical precipitation. Sludge treatment and disposal. Groundwater and leachate treatment. Industrial wastewater management. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 375 or ENVE 375; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

CIVE 583 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 004257
Design of Urban Water Systems
Design of water supply and distribution systems. Design of waste and storm water collection systems. Storm water management. The course consists of 24 hours of lectures and a subdivision design project. The emphasis is on computer aided design and sustainability, using commonly used software packages. [Offered: W]
Prereq: ENVE 375 or CIVE 375, CIVE 381, CIVE 486; 4B Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 431

CIVE 596 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004261
Construction Engineering
Topics in construction management and engineering including non-deterministic computing methods for construction modelling and analysis, network methods, optimization, risk management and resource allocation. Construction methods and trenchless technology. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 313; Level at least 4A Civil Engineering


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