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CIVE 100s


CIVE 100 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.80Course ID: 014943
Civil Engineering Concepts
An introduction to the fundamental methods, principles and skills of civil engineering. Fundamentals of technical communication, the engineering design process and problem solving. Completion of a pre-design study and report for a civil engineering project. Independent and team work. Fundamentals of engineering computation: units, data collection, measurement, and error analysis. Field surveying (automatic level, engineer's transit, differential Global Positioning System (GPS), total station). Laboratory on engineering graphics auto-computer assisted diagnosis (AutoCAD) and computational software (Excel, Matlab). Aspects of the engineering profession (code of ethics, negligence, misconduct, role of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), etc.), diversity in the workplace, and professional development. Preparation for the University of Waterloo co-operative education program (Co-operative Education and Career Action (CECA), résumé writing, job search and interview skills). [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Civil Engineering

CIVE 104 LEC,TST,TUT 0.25Course ID: 014944
Mechanics 1
Newtonian mechanics. Force systems; vectors, forces and moments; equilibrium and free body diagrams. Mechanics of simple structures. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 1A Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: PHYS 115

CIVE 105 LEC,TST,TUT 0.75Course ID: 014945
Mechanics 2
Distributed forces, centroids and moment of inertia. Introduction to foundations and fluid statics. Basic structural analysis. Plane trusses. Beam diagrams. Stress-strain-temperature relationships. Behaviour of members in tension, compression and bending. Thin-walled pressure vessels. Friction. [Offered: W,S]
Prereq: CIVE 104; Level at least 1B Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering

CIVE 115 LEC,TUT 0.25Course ID: 014946
Linear Algebra
Linear systems of equations, matrices and determinants. Introduction to the eigenvalue problem. Applications. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 1A Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: MATH 114, 115, 125, 136/146

CIVE 121 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 010660
Computational Methods
Introduction to computer programming, 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 Matlab. [Offered: W, S]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CHE 121, ECE 150, GENE 121, SYDE 121

CIVE 153 LAB,LEC,TST,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: S; Offered as: CIVE 153 (W), ENVE 153 (S), GEOE 153 (S)]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Civil Engineering students only
(Cross-listed with EARTH 153, ENVE 153, GEOE 153)

CIVE 199 SEM 0.00Course ID: 013155
Seminar
The engineer society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures. [Offered: W]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Civil Engineering students only

CIVE 200s


CIVE 204 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004211
Solid Mechanics 1
Three-dimensional force systems, moments, couples, and resultants. Three-dimensional equilibrium problems. Shear stresses in beams. Plastic bending. Beam deflection. 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 105; Level at least 2A Civil Engineering or 2B Geological Engineering

CIVE 205 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004212
Solid Mechanics 2
Frames, arches and suspended structures. Stress and strain transformations. Strain energy. Energy methods. Virtual work. Buckling of columns. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 204, 221; 2B Civil Engineering or 3A Geological Engineering

CIVE 221 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004214
Advanced Calculus
Calculus of functions of several variables. Differentiation: partial derivatives of implicit and explicit functions, applications including optimizations. Integration: multiple integrals in various co-ordinate systems with applications; Vector calculus: vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, and applications. Numerical integration and differentiation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 118; Level at least 2A Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: MATH 217, ENVE 225

CIVE 222 LEC,TST,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, basic systems of differential equations, partial differential equations. Applications. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 221; 2B Civil Engineering.
Antireq: MATH 218, ENVE 223

CIVE 224 LEC,TST,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. Introduction to risk. [Offered: F]
Prereq: MATH 116; Level at least 2A Civil Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 224

CIVE 230 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011493
Engineering and Sustainable Development
This course introduces the concept of sustainability and how it applies to decision-making in Civil Engineering. The course begins by defining sustainability, both practically and technically, and describing the concepts of systems and systems interactions. Quantitative methods and measures of effectiveness are derived and applied to components of sustainability: air quality, water quality, energy, transportation and solid waste. Economic concepts and their applicability to sustainability are described for both developed and developing countries. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 224; Level at least 2B Civil Engineering.
Coreq: CIVE 392

CIVE 241 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014954
Transport Principles and Applications
Application of scientific principles to the planning, design, maintenance and management of transportation systems. The basic principles of transportation engineering for contemporary urban transportation modes - auto, transit, cycling and walking - and intercity modes - rail and air. Transportation economics, environmental impacts, and demand estimation. [Offered: F]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Civil Engineering.
Coreq: CIVE 224

CIVE 265 LAB,LEC,TST,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,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004222
Fluid Mechanics
An introduction to fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Review of fluid statics. Buoyancy. Bernoulli equation. The momentum equation and applications. Laminar and turbulent flow. Dimensionless numbers. Closed conduit flow including friction losses. Pipe network analysis. Pump systems. Four lab sessions. [Offered: S]
Prereq: CIVE 105, 221; 2B Civil Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 280

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

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,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004227
Structural Analysis 1
Analysis of statically indeterminate structures using force and displacement methods. Influence lines for indeterminate structures. Introduction to the matrix stiffness method. Computer applications using commercial structural analysis software. [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 310 LEC,TST,TUT 0.75Course ID: 014960
Introduction to Structural Design
Introduction to structural systems. Systems for carrying gravity and lateral loads in buildings. Structural design concepts. Analysis and design of concrete beams and one-way slabs. Design of steel beams and tension members. Comparison of steel and concrete framing systems. [Offered: F, first offered Fall 2018]
Prereq: CIVE 205; 3A 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 332 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 011495
Civil Systems and Project Management
Introduction to conceptual planning, construction, management, optimization and life-cycle performance assessment of civil engineering systems including capital projects. Fundamentals of decision theory including concepts of risk, uncertainty, utility, probability, value of information and game theory. Tools for supporting decision making process, including linear and integer programming, network models, optimization, and Monte Carlo simulation. Risk- and cost-benefit analysis of public projects and their impact on sustainability and quality of life. [Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 221, 222, 224, Level at least 3A Civil Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 335, MSCI 331, SYDE 411

CIVE 341 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014955
Transportation Engineering Applications
Traffic engineering and travel forecasting. Evaluation, design and management of urban transport systems through advanced traffic control techniques. Quantitative methods for evaluating investments in transportation infrastructure or operational changes. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2018]
Prereq: CIVE 224, 241; 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,TST,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 or (EARTH 121, 121L) or (level at least 3A Civil or Environmental or Geological Engineering) or (level at least 3A Earth Science/Hydrogeology Specialization)

CIVE 354 LEC,TST,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,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004235
Environmental Engineering Principles
Water quality, air pollution, fate and transport of contaminants in natural and engineered systems, and pollution prevention. Solid and hazardous waste management. Water and wastewater treatment systems and design principles. Four lab sessions. [Offered: F]
Prereq: CHE 102, CIVE 280; 3A Civil or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: ENVE 375

CIVE 381 LAB,LEC,TST,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 382 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014961
Hydrology and Open Channel Flow
Introduction to the water cycle, flood frequency analysis, design storms. Analysis of hydrographs and rainfall-runoff response mechanisms in urban and natural systems. Mass continuity and water budgets at the watershed scale. Impact of land use change on hydrologic response. Quantification of open channel flow; subcritical and supercritical flow regimes. Dynamic forces on submerged structures and low/scour beneath bridges. [Offered: F, W]
Prereq: CIVE 105, (CIVE or ENVE 224), (CIVE or ENVE 280); 2B Environmental, 3A Civil or 3B Geological Engineering

CIVE 392 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 014962
Economics and Life Cycle Analysis
Project financing, life-cycle analysis, time value of money, sensitivity analyses, tax, financial implications of infrastructure projects, quantitative decision making, financial aspects of a business plan. [Offered: S]
Prereq: MATH 116; Level at least 2B Civil, 3A Environmental or Geologicial Engineering.
Antireq: MSCI 261, SYDE 262

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 400/430

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 401/431

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 413 LEC,TST,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.

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 281/286

CIVE 484 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 007637
Physical Infrastructure Planning
The need for infrastructure and environmental assessments; the impacts of infrastructure on urban form; core infrastructure concepts; economics of infrastructure costs, finance and pricing. Infrastructure evaluation and management methods.
Prereq: Level at least 3A Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering
(Cross-listed with PLAN 484)

CIVE 486 LEC,TST,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,TST 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/LS 283, BUS 231W, ENVS 201 GENE 411, ME 401, MTHEL 100/COMM 231

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 505 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004242
Structural Dynamics
Dynamics of discrete and continuous structures. Free and forced vibrations of single and multi-degree of freedom systems. Shock loads, earthquake loads, response spectra. Analysis and design of frames for shock and earthquake loads.[Offered: W]
Prereq: CIVE 222, 303; Level at least 3B Civil Engineering

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,TST,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 401/431

CIVE 596 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 004261
Construction Engineering
Topics in construction engineering and management including methods of delivering construction, contractual relationships, prevailing construction practices, construction equipment, concrete form design, concrete, steel, and masonry construction, introduction to trenchless technology, construction safety, planning and scheduling of repetitive construction, cash flow analysis, and construction project control. [Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Civil, Environmental or Geological Engineering