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Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Officer
J. Sykes, E2-2332, ext. 3776
Undergraduate Co-ordinator
R. Cockfield, E2-2324, ext. 3976


CIV E 126 W,S 2C,4L/T 0.5
Civil Engineering Concepts
Continuation and integration of PHYS 115, GEN E 165 and GEN E 170. Extension and application of relevant principles of Physics (vectors, forces, equilibrium, elasticity, fluids) and descriptive geometry (points, lines, planes, intersections, developments). Exercises include laboratory experiments to illustrate relation of physics principles to engineering and a team project/experiment involving planning, conducting and reporting results in written and oral presentations. Introduction to group dynamics.

CIV E 127 W,S 3C,2T 0.5
Basic concepts of mechanics and vectors. Statics of particles and rigid bodies. Concepts of force systems, resultants, equilibrium, moments and couples. Centroids and centre of gravity. Moment of inertia. Friction. Method of virtual work. Planar and three-dimensional problems including trusses, arches and frames.


CIV E 204 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
Mechanics of Solids 1
Stress-strain-temperature relationships. Axial tension. Thin-walled pressure vessels. Torsion of shafts. Bending and shear in beams.
Prereq: CIV E 127

CIV E 205 F,S 3C,1T 0.5
Mechanics of Solids 2
Flexure. Strain Energy. Yielding and Buckling. Impact. Virtual Work. Influence Lines.
Prereq: CIV E 204, 221

CIV E 221 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: MATH 118

CIV E 222 F,S 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 221

CIV E 224 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: MATH 117
Antireq: M SCI 251

CIV E 253 F,S 3C,1L,1T 0.5
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.

CIV E 265 F,W 3C,1T,3L 0.5
Structure and Properties of Materials
A basic course in structure, behaviour and application of engineering materials. Bonding forces. Crystalline and amorphous structures. Structural defects. Phase transformations and equilibria. Structures and responses of metals, ceramics and polymers. Corrosion. Modes of deformation and failure.
Four lab sessions

CIV E 280 S,F 4C,2T,2L 0.75
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
Prereq: CIV E 127, 221

CIV E 291 F,S 1 wk fld lab 0.5
Survey Camp
A one-week course in surveying. Introduction to surveying, length measurements, levelling, transit surveys.
Cost to each student: contact the Civil Engineering Undergraduate Office for details.
For Civil and Geological Engineering students only.

CIV E 292 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: MATH 117
Antireq: M SCI 261

CIV E 298 F,W 2S 0.0CIV E 299 S,F 2S 0.0
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures.


CIV E 300 W,S 2C,5L 0.5
Civil Engineering Project 1
The development of problem-solving skills utilizing the system approach to the solution of Civil Engineering problems. Knowledge from previous courses and work term experience are integrated in a team/project-oriented environment. A written report and a verbal presentation are requirements.

CIV E 303 W,S 3C,1T 0.5
Structural Analysis 1
Beams, frames, arches, trusses, cables. Statically determinate structures. Statically indeterminate structures. Computer applications.
Prereq: CIV E 205

CIV E 306 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
Mechanics of Solids 3
Membrane stresses in shells. Buckling. Beams on elastic foundations. Plane elasticity. Torsion of non-circular sections.
Prereq: CIV E 205

CIV E 313 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 303

CIV E 342 W,S 3C,1T 0.5
Transport Principles and Applications
Introduction to basic principles and procedures of transport planning and engineering applied to Canadian intercity transport problems.
Prereq: CIV E 224

CIV E 343 F 3C,1T,1L 0.5
Traffic Engineering
Theories of road capacity; Capacity and quality of service on rural and urban roads. Traffic signals: capacity, delay, allocation and optimization of phase times. Control of combinations and networks of signals. Application of assignment in traffic models.
Prereq: CIV E 224, 342

CIV E 344 F 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 224, 342

CIV E 353 W,S 3C,1T,2L 0.5
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
Prereq: CIV E 204, 253

CIV E 354 F,W 3C,1T 0.5
Geotechnical Engineering 2
Foundation engineering. Earth pressure theories. Retaining walls. Anchors. Shallow and deep foundations. Braced trenches and excavations. Slope stability.
Prereq: CIV E 353

CIV E 375 W,S 3C,1T,2L 0.5
Water Quality Engineering
Water sources and use. Chemical units. Introduction to environmental fate. Water quality management. Characteristics of water: water analysis, physical parameters, chemical and bacteriological parameters. Simple mathematical models for physical systems: introduction to treatment systems, reaction kinetics, reactors, conservation of mass, and transport in the natural environment. Biodegradable waste disposal in streams, sedimentation and biological treatment theory, and design principles.
Six lab sessions
Prereq: CH E 102, CIV E 280

CIV E 381 F,W 3C,1T,1L 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 280 or equivalent

CIV E 398 W,S 2S 0.0CIV E 399 F,W 2S 0.0
The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures.


CIV E 400 F,S 1C,7L 0.5
Civil Engineering Project 2
The purpose is to provide the students with an opportunity to demonstrate their capacity to engage in the practice of civil engineering as a profession. Groups of students are encouraged to identify and resolve a problem within the scope of their chosen area of specialization utilizing knowledge gained from their academic and employment experiences. A written report and a verbal presentation are requirements.
Antireq: ENV E 430

CIV E 401 W 4T 0.5
Civil Engineering Project 3
An independent or team project dealing with engineering design or research, under the direction and with the consent of a faculty member.

CIV E 403 F,S 3C,1T 0.5
Structural Analysis 2
Advanced structural analysis of planar and space frameworks; linear and nonlinear behaviour. Computer Applications.
Prereq: CIV E 303

CIV E 404 W 2C,2T 0.5
Structural Analysis 3
Approximate methods of analysis for a variety of structural forms. Application of approximate techniques to beams, building frames, shear wall structures, plates, buckling and vibration problems. Approximate structural design.
Prereq: CIV E 313, 413

CIV E 405 W 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 222, 303

CIV E 407 W 2C,2T 0.5
Building Science and Technology
The building process. Loadings: gravity, wind, thermal, moisture, fire. Enclosure design: walls, windows, roof. Subgrade construction. Energy related considerations.
Prereq: CIV E 313, 413, 414 or consent of instructor

CIV E 413 F,S 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 303

CIV E 414 S,F 3C,1T 0.5
Structural Concrete Design 2
Reinforced concrete members and structures. Torsion. Slender columns, walls, continuous beams, floor systems. Prestressed concrete.
Prereq: CIV E 313

CIV E 415 W 2C,2T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 313, 413, 414

CIV E 422 W 2C,2T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 222, 303

CIV E 440 W 3C,1T 0.5
Transport Systems Analysis
Introduction to basic concepts of transport systems analysis: systems analysis framework, accounting methods, experimental design techniques, decision theory, basic approaches to simulation modelling. The emphasis is on development of methods of analysis for application to selected case studies in the transport sector.
Prereq: CIV E 342

CIV E 442 W 3C,1L 0.5
Pavement Structural Design
Pavement design, soil identification, subgrade design, base courses, flexible pavement design, design and testing of asphaltic concrete mixes, surface treatments.
Prereq: CIV E 353

CIV E 454 W 2C,2T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 353, 354

CIV E 460 F 3C,2T 0.5
Orthopaedic Bioengineering
Introduction of engineering technology to the field of orthopaedics. Specific topics deal with the repair and reconstruction of portions of the musculoskeletal system affected by trauma or pathological response. Primary study is directed toward the skeletal joints and major load carrying structures.
Prereq: CIV E 204, 265

CIV E 472 F,S 3C,1T,1L 0.5
Wastewater Treatment
Introduction to wastewater treatment. Wastewater quantity. Wastewater characteristics. Primary treatment. Secondary treatment. Sludge treatment and disposal. Industrial wastewater management. Design project.
Prereq: CIV E 375

CIV E 473 W 2C,2T 0.5
Contaminant Transport
Mathematical modelling of transport phenomena in rivers, estuaries and lakes. Data collection and analysis. Thermal pollution. Non- point source contributions to pollution. Management problems. Ecological modelling.
Prereq: CIV E 375

CIV E 483 W 2C,2T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 375, 381 and 486
Antireq: ENV E 431

CIV E 486 S,F 3C,1T 0.5
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.
Prereq: CIV E 224

CIV E 491 W 3C 0.5
Engineering Law
General introduction to Law and Common Law legal systems. Formation of contracts. Effect of mistakes on contracts. Interpretation of contracts. Breach of contracts. Legal remedies. Scope and content of technical specifications. Sale of goods. Introduction of the law of agency. The tort of negligence. Professional negligence. Some aspects of restrictive trade practices. Introduction to Patent Law. Ethical aspects of professional practice.
Restricted to 4B Civil and Geological Engineering students

CIV E 493 W 2C,2T 0.5
Engineering in the Canadian North
Terrain features and permafrost. Thermal deformation characteristics of frozen and unfrozen soils. Thaw of permafrost and settlement. Ice and snow construction. Buildings and foundation design. Water, wastewater and waste disposal. Ice motion. Policy issues. Transportation in the North.

CIV E 496 W 2C,2T 0.5
Construction Engineering
Introduction to project/construction management - network methods, critical path, crashing, resource allocation and levelling. Earth moving and heavy construction. Building construction methods. Contract construction.

CIV E 498 S,F 2S 0.0
CIV E 499 W 2S 0.0

The engineer in society. Principles, methods and practice of Civil Engineering. Informal lectures.

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