CIVE 600s

CIVE 601 Engineering Risk and Reliability (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000487
This course gives a broad treatment of the subject of engineering decision, risk, and reliability. Emphasis is on (1) the modelling of engineering problems and evaluation of systems performance under conditions of uncertainty; (2) systematic development of design criteria, explicitly taking into account the significance of uncertainty; and (3) logical framework for risk assessment and risk-benefit tradeoffs in decision making. The necessary mathematical concepts are developed in the context of engineering problems.

CIVE 602 Prestressed Concrete (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000488
This course emphasizes the basic concepts in prestressed concrete analysis and design. Prestressing methods: pre-tensioning vs. post-tensioning. Serviceability and limit state design, prestress losses, flexural design of bonded and unbonded sections, fully prestressed vs. partially prestressed sections, design for shear, compression members, continuous prestressed concrete members.

CIVE 603 Mechanics of Reinforced Concrete (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000489
This course deals with the behaviour of reinforced concrete structures, the analysis of such structures, and the background for the design standards. Topics include the analysis of reinforced concrete structures, shear in reinforced concrete members, members in bending and axial loading, and connections.

CIVE 604 Advanced Structural Steel Design (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000490
This course deals with limit states design, torsional analysis of structural steel members; bolted and welded connections; stability and vibration; analysis and design of braced and unbraced steel frames, long span structures, and industrial steel buildings.

CIVE 605 Computer-Aided Structural Design (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000491
Historical review and basic concepts of structural optimization. Linear and nonlinear programming applications. Approximation concepts. Sensitivity analysis. Optimality criteria methods. Historical review and basic concepts of knowledge-based expert systems. Rule-based structural design. Complex and large-scale structural systems.

CIVE 610 Elasticity (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000492
Analysis of strain and stress; stress-strain relations; equations of elasticity; plane strain, plane stress and generalized plane stress; torsion and flexure; three-dimensional problems; variational methods; dynamical problems.

CIVE 611 Finite Element Analysis (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000493
The concept and theoretical basis of the finite element method are presented as a logical extension to solid body stress analysis of the matrix methods applied to structural frames. Students will develop and use software to analyze representative two- and three-dimensional problems. Introduction of other field problem applications included.

CIVE 613 Structural Stability (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000495
Fundamental concepts in elastic stability: equilibrium equations, stability criteria and post-buckling behaviour. Applications to the buckling of columns, frames, arches, plates and shells. Interactive buckling phenomena in light metallic constructions.

CIVE 614 Structural Dynamics (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000496
Introduction to the mechanics of vibrations and Laplace transforms: dynamics of discretized systems; one degree of freedom systems; free and forced vibration; response to base excitation, stochastic excitation, impact. Lumped - mass multidegree systems: free and forced vibration of two degrees of freedom systems in response to harmonic and step functions, pulses, and general type. Matrix formulation for multiple degrees of freedom, natural frequencies (matrix iteration, Stodola-Vianello, Rayleigh), Lagrange equations, modal analysis. Flexural vibrations of beams, plates and frames. Earthquake response of single and multistorey buildings and practical considerations of earthquake design.

CIVE 615 Theories of Plates and Shells (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000497
Plate theory, membrane theory of shells, general theory of axisymmetric shells. Application of the three theories to linear and nonlinear engineering analysis.

CIVE 620 Advanced Construction Engineering and Project Management (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000498
The objective of this course is to learn about how advanced construction engineering and project management techniques can be applied to improve cost, schedule, safety, and quality of projects. The course covers a variety of topics including: Critical Path Method, bidding strategy models; uncertainty and risK assessment; multiple-criteria decision analysis; planning of linear, repetitive & distributed projects; project control & delay analysis; Enterprise Resource Planning; heavy construction equipments and methods; modelling & simulation; construction methods design; positioning & locating technologies; equipment automation & robotics; opportunity analysis & process of innovation; modularization & prefabrication; and construction human resource management.

CIVE 640 Urban Transportation Planning Models: Principles & Applications (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000501
Urban transportation planning models. land use transportation interaction, trip production and attraction, trip distribution, mode choice, tree building and capacitated and uncapacitated route assignment, aggregate and disaggregate model analysis.

CIVE 641 Advances in Public Transportation Planning, Operations & Control (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000502
The focus of this course is on the use of quantitative techniques to analyse and solve problems arising in the planning, design, operation and management of urban public transportation systems. Topics include an introduction to public transportation modes, transit performance analysis, fleet sizing and route design; control of transit operations, and paratransit planning, scheduling and dispatching. The course also covers various transit modelling issues arising in the Advanced Public Transportation Systems that aim at maximising transit system efficiency and reliability using emerging technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS), electronic fare payment, and automatic passenger counters and pre-trip/en-route passenger information systems.

CIVE 642 Pavement Design and Management I (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000503
This course will focus on the fundamentals of pavement design, construction and management systems. Structural behaviour of flexible and rigid pavements will be discussed in detail. Other topics covered in the course will include: testing of pavement materials including aggregates, asphalt, concrete and various other specialized pavement materials, pavement distresses such as fatigue, rutting and temperature related cracking and the key elements to pavement management systems and their operation. Theoretical principles are combined with practical examples of working systems that enable students to carry out various analyses of hypothetical and real life situations.

CIVE 643 Fundamentals of Traffic Flow Theory (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000504
This course examines the formulation, derivation, and application of theories associated with traffic flow on interrupted and uninterrupted road networks. Topics include traffic stream characteristics, human factors, car following models, safety, energy and emissions, and traffic flows at signalised and unsignalised intersections. Theoretical models will be tested using field data and simulation.

CIVE 650 Earth Structures Case Histories (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000506
Principles and elements of the design and analysis of earth dams and embankments. Field exploration; laboratory tests; design requirements; seepage control; methods of stability analysis for circular and non-circular slip surfaces; computer applications; stability coefficients. Introduction to dynamic (earthquake) analysis; soil liquefaction; tailings disposal systems. Stability of natural slopes and cuts.

CIVE 651 Soil Engineering (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000507
Current procedures for the design and construction of foundations, earth retaining structures and earth slopes are examined critically by considering several case histories.

CIVE 652 Experimental Study of Geomaterials (0.50) SEMCourse ID: 000508
Experimental research methodology: measurement theory, errors, statistics, models and similarity, scale effects and boundary effects, analogies, static and geotechnical centrifuge modelling. Transducers and instruments: from the Bourdon tube to fibre optics and CAT scan. Geomedia behaviour: micro study of soil grains, water, and related geotechnical and geoenvironmental phenomena; energy, gradients and coupled phenomena, mechanics of particulate media and load testing, time-dependent processes in rocks and soils.

CIVE 653 Numerical Methods in Geomechanics (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000509
Theoretical basis of numerical modeling in geomechanics; constitutive relationships and failure models for soils and rocks; numerical implementation of constitutive models in finite element and finite difference computer codes; engineering applications in areas of embankment and slope stability, mining, tunneling, soil and structure interaction. The course is structured to provide theorectical understanding and hands-on expericence with geotechnical analyses using FLAC3D computer code.

CIVE 670 Physico-Chemical Processes of Water and Wastewater Treatment (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000512
Principles and design of physico-chemical processes for effecting water quality transformations in water. Process dynamics, reactions and reactors. Filtration, coagulation, flocculation adsorption and ion exchange. Membrane processes including reverse osmosis, electrodialysis and ultrafiltration. Principles of aeration and gas transfer, disinfection solid liquid separation and sludge handling.

CIVE 671 Aquatic Chemistry (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000513
The course content includes, but is not limited to: the kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, solubility and complexation chemistry, redox reactions and essential elements of organic chemistry. The information is applied to water and wastewater treatment processes, and to natural aqueous environmental systems such as those that may be found in stream deposits and groundwater.

CIVE 673 Mathematical Methods in Environmental Engineering (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000515
This course covers a variety of mathematical concepts and methods needed to develop deterministic models of water and environmental systems governed by ordinary and partial differential equations, including analytical and numerical solution of ODEs/PDEx using Laplace and Fourier transforms, Green's functions, superposition, finite difference methods, finite element methods, complex variable theory, eigenmethods, vector calculus, separation of variables, Sturm-Liouville theorem and others.

CIVE 676 Case Studies in Groundwater Management (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000517
The use of numerical and analytic models in the assessment of groundwater flow and contaminant migration. Description of groundwater flow models and their limitations. Conservative and non-conservative solute transport models. Multi-phase flow, dissolution and volatilization processes. The development of conceptual models and the application of boundary conditions to field scale problems. The use of sensitivity and uncertainty methods including adjoint techniques, monte carlo and latin hypercube sampling. Waste disposal and spill site case studies.

CIVE 680 Water Management (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000518
Multipurpose nature of water resouces planning and operational problems - cost and benefit variations in water resouces and conditions for project optimality. Optimization techniques - linear programming, dynamic programming, non-linear optimization - water management examples. Capacity expansion problems and long-term planning problems - short-term operation problems - operations decisions for power generation, flood control and irrigation releases as examples - multi-objective analysis models. Simulation of water resouce systems. Introduction to stochasti optimization of water resource systems.

CIVE 681 Surface Water: Theory and Modelling (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000519
This course will introduce surface water modelling and the role it plays in environmental modelling. The emphasis will be on physical processes that are relevant to near surface partitioning of the energy and water budget; methods for basin representation, including options for sub-grid process; and introduction to data handling, including data acquisition, data sources, remote sensing imagery, digital terrain models, mapping methods.

CIVE 682 Free Surface Hydraulics (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000520
Review of continuity, energy and momentum equations, resistance to flow in open channels. Gradually varied unsteady flow equations and kinematic wave approximation. Sediment transport equations and channel stability. Similitude of scale models, including distortion effects, laboratory techniques, and case studies.

CIVE 700s

CIVE 700 Topics in Structural Engineering (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000527
1 Dsgn Oriented Anlys of Eng Sys
2 Durability Dsgn: New Concrete
3 Advanced Concrete Technology
4 Bridge Design
5 Sensing in Civil Engineering
6 Strctrl Dynmcs & Erthqk Eng'ng
7 CFRP Reinforcemnt Steel Struct
8 Smart Structures
9 Aspects of Structural Design
10 Wind Effects on Structures

CIVE 701 Topics in Mechanics (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000528
1 Bio-Engineering
2 Fatigue and Fracture
3 Mechanics/Strength of Material
4 Dynamic Stability of Structure
5 Power Plant Thermodynamics
6 Reliability of Transmission Li
7 Markov Models in Reliability
8 Elstc & Inelastic Stress Anlys
9 Cell Biomechanics
10 Computational Solid Mechanics

CIVE 702 Topics in Construction Engineering (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000529

CIVE 703 Cold Formed Steel Design (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000530
Covered in this course are the major topics relating to the behaviour and design of cold formed steel structural elements and members. More specifically, the following topics will be addressed from a theoretical and design point of view: local buckling of compression elements subjected to uniform stress and stress gradient; design of flexural members, compression members, beam-columns, composite steel deck slabs and connections; diaphragm design and lightweight steel framing. The governing Canadian CSA Standard S 136 will be used as a guide document.

CIVE 704 Bridge Design (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000531
The course is based on the development of the Ontario Highway Bridge Design Codes (Editions 1, 2 and 3), and the Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code, as well as experience with the Limit States Design versions of AASHTO Specifications. The course outline will generally follow these topics as these apply to short and intermediate span structures in North America: Bridge Geometry - types of bridges and various cross sections: Vehicle Loads including dynamic effects, temperature and wind: Earth Forces: Seismic Effects: Load Distribution - how are vehicle force effects transferred to the superstructure, for various cross sectional geometries: Design Criterion - limit states design: Fatigue in Connections: Foundation Design - pile and shallow foundations: Examples of Various Simple Span Designs: Concrete - Prestressed Concrete: Structural Steel: Repair and Rehabilitation.

CIVE 705 Theories of Inelastic Structures (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000532
This course deals with the analysis and design of structural systems loaded into the post-elastic range of response. Topics include: historical overview; static and kinematic limit theorems; rigid-plastic collapse load analysis; combined stress states; variable repeated loading; shakedown analysis; elastic-plastic analysis; plastic limit states design; computer applications.

CIVE 706 Rehabilitation of Structural Concrete (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000533
This course deals with the assessment, rehabilitation and/or strengthening of concrete infrastructure. Topics include: damage mechanisms, instrumentation and non-destructive test methods, conventional repair techniques, innovative repair and strengthening techniques with composites. Case studies will provide students with opportunity to learn from field applications. Laboratory portion involves properties of concrete. Students are required to examine an infrastructure renewal project and develop recommendations for rehabilitation strategies.

CIVE 707 Advanced Building Science (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000534
This course deals with the science of heat and air flow, moisture storage and transport, and psychrometrics. Through the use of worked examples, these principles are applied to the analysis of typical building enclosure systems. Basic concepts are developed for the design of building details that are effective in the control of heat, air, vapour, rain, and that accommodate building movements. Various case studies of problems and solutions will be used.

CIVE 708 Building Physics and Modelling (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000535
This course covers methodologies for the quantitative prediction of building enclosure and building system performance. Issues considered include heat conduction, radiation, and convection; air flow through cracks, openings, vents, and porous media; and moisture transport by diffusion, convection, capillary action, adsorbed flow and osmosis. Students are introduced to research-quality formulations, commercial models, and simplified methods.

CIVE 709 Durability Design of New Concrete Infrastructure (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000536
This course addresses the design of new concrete infrastructure from a durability perspective. Durability design is approached as a process of assessing forms and severity of attack on a concrete structure, and providing the necessary resistance to those forms of attack. The course begins with a discussion of durability design as a limit state and an introduction to concrete material science. Specific durability topics include corrosion of metals in concrete, sulfate attack, freezing and thawing damage and alkali-aggregate reactions. Each durability topic is discussed in terms of exposure conditions, mechanisms of attack, influencing factors and protection methods.

CIVE 710 Advanced Project Management (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000537
Topics in construction management and engineering, including non-deterministic computing methods for construction modelling and analysis, network methods, optimization, risk management and resource allocation.

CIVE 711 Computer-Aided Project Organization and Management (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000538
This course deals with the application of computerized tools to develop decision-support systems to effectively manage time, money, and resources associated with construction projects. It covers: introduction to computer tools, review of the CPM method and project management software, optimization using Excel Solver, Expert Systems, Neural Networks, OOP programming, Genetic Algorithms, process modeling and simulation, multi-criteria decision-making, integrated project Management tools, networking, workgroup management, Internet, dealing with project uncertainty using Monte-Carlo simulation, various case studies and computer workshops.

CIVE 712 Aspects of Structural Design (0.50) LECCourse ID: 011047
The course covers selected topics in the analysis and design of structural systems. National Building Code of Canada will be introduced by reviewing concepts related to structural loads, load combinations and their effects, resistance factors and design criteria. Typical structural systems will be reviewed and relevant principles for structural analysis will be introduced. Structural design portion of the course will address both steel and concrete with the application in the design of typical structures.

CIVE 720 Infrastructure Management (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000544
This course will focus on the fundamentals of infrastructure management for civil engineering. It will integrate design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and renovation with management procedures and systems. A framework for asset management including the importance of asset valuation, needs assessment, and performance indicators will be discussed in detail. Other topics covered in the course will include: sustainability concepts, decision support systems, database management, role of data in infrastructure management, monitoring and evaluation needs, failure analysis, quality management, economics and life cycle cost analysis and optimization. This course will combine theoretical principles with practical application. The course will include practical examples of engineering systems and will provide a basis for subsequent infrastructure management courses.

CIVE 740 Topics in Transportation Engineering (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000549
1 Asset Management
2 Urban Traffic Engineering
3 Sustainable Transportation
4 Computer Apps in Trnsprt Tech.
5 Transit Planning and Design
6 Infrastructure Management
7 Transportation Safety Analysis
8 Phy Char Bio & Syn Macro

CIVE 741 Public Sector Economics and Finance (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000550
Cash flows, Interest calculation, evaluation of mutually exclusive alternatives, evaluation of user benefits, pricing strategies, cost-effectiveness, ranking alternatives, financing options, decision making under uncertainty. Use of prior information in decision-making.

CIVE 742 Pavement Design and Management II (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000551
This course will focus on advanced pavement engineering. The course is primarily directed toward the management of existing road networks, with emphasis on pavements. Topics include priority programming of investments, in-service evaluation of structural capacity, serviceability of condition and safety, structural design, construction and maintenance management, and data systems. Example applications will be provided on various topic areas.

CIVE 743 Transport Risk Analysis (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000552
Definition of risk, stochastic processes, dangerous goods hazard area analysis, black spot identification, risk communication, risk tolerance and decision-making, analysis of complex system failures, uncertainty analysis.

CIVE 744 Transportation Networks: Models, Algorithms and Computer Applications (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000553
The focus of this course is on the use of quantitative techniques of operations research to analyse and solve transportation network problems arising in the planning, design, operation and management of urban transportation systems. Topics include an introduction to urban transportation systems and transportation network problems; graph theory including basic concepts, network representation, elementary data structures and algorithms; representation and coding of transportation networks for different applications; optimal and heuristic shortest path algorithms and applications; formulation and solution algorithms of traffic network assignment problems; fleet vehicle routing and scheduling problems and algorithms.
1 Models, Algrthms & Comptr Apps

CIVE 745 Intelligent Transportation Systems (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000554
The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the wide array of subsystems that constitute intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and to provide them with opportunities to design, build, and evaluate prototype subsystems. Emphasis will be placed on the identification of specific transport problems, identification and formulation of potential ITS solutions, and the development of a methodology for evaluating these solutions. Field data, including loop detector data, automatic vehicle identification data, GPS data, incident detection logs, and road network data will be available. Students will make use of these data sources, as well other field and synthetic data, as input to their ITS subsystem design projects.

CIVE 746 Contemporary Urban Travel Forecasting Methods (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000555
This course provides an overview of the travel forecasting problem. The course begins with defining the objectives of the problem, and reviews the weaknesses of the traditional 4-step procedure. A general formulation of the travel forecasting problem is stated. An integrated mathematical forecasting model is derived, in which the traffic assignment, mode choice and origin destination steps are solved simultaneously. Traditional solution algorithms including Frank Wolfe, Dijkstra and Evans are presented; a more robust algorithm for the traffic assignment problem is introduced. Potential extensions to the model are pursued. Alternate model formulations are also described including activity based and combined land use - transportation models.

CIVE 750 Topics in Geotechnical Engineering (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000558
1 Num Methods in Geotech. Eng.
2 Exp. Mthds in Geo-Env Problems
3 Signal Processing&NDT Testing
4 Non-dstr Tstng - Cvl Infrstrct
5 Boundary Element Method
6 Adv Topics in Geol Engrg
7 Geotechnical Engineering 3

CIVE 751 Advanced Geotechnical Testing (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000559
The objective of this course is to expose students to advanced geotechnical-testing methods through class lectures, specified readings, student seminars, and the completion of laboratory experiments. Topics to be covered include soil classification; shear strength, hydraulic conductivity, and field quality control. This course will mainly be a laboratory-testing course that consists of one period of lecture and two periods of laboratory testing a week. Laboratory testing equipment to be used includes geotechnical centrifuge, triaxial cell, permeability apparatus, direct shear, and consolidation.

CIVE 752 Trenchless Technologies (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000560
Over the past ten years, a new group of construction methods, known as trenchless technologies, has gained widespread acceptance. Trenchless technologies include methods for installing and rehabilitating underground utility systems with minimal surface disruption and destruction that results from excavation. Underground utility systems include: water and wastewater distribution and collection systems; gas, petroleum and chemical pipelines; electrical and communications networks; access ways; and other small diameter tunnels used for a variety of applications. The objective of this course is to introduce trenchless technology methods and their importance in public works, pipeline construction, and rehabilitation. Students will be exposed to new topics and concepts through class lectures, specified readings, guest presentations, field trips, student seminars, and the completion of assignments. Topics to be covered include horizontal directional drilling, microtunneling, pipeline assessment, pipe bursting, and pipeline rehabilitation and renewal techniques.

CIVE 753 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000561
This course is designed to help students understand the fundamental principles and practical methods of geotechnical earthquake engineering. This course will present basic concepts of vibratory motion, dynamics, seismology, earthquakes, and strong ground motion, and introduces procedures of deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Basic concepts of wave propagation are used to develop procedures for ground response analysis and to provide insight into such important problems as local site effects, seismic slope stability, and seismic design of retaining structures.

CIVE 754 Wave Material Interaction and Applications (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000562
This course is designed to help students understand the fundamental principles of wave-based technologies and the used of waves for material characterization. This course will present basic concepts of wave phenomena (reflection, refraction, diffraction, resonance, and Doppler effect), signals and signal processing, time domain analysis, frequency domain analysis, and noise, and introduces procedures for velocity and attenuation measurements in the laboratory and in the field. Basic concepts of wave propagation are used to develop procedures for nondestructive testing and to provide insight into such important problems as process monitoring and material characterization.

CIVE 755 Micromechanics of Soils (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000563
The theory of application of statistical mechanics to explain engineering behaviour of soils as discrete assemblies of particles. The introductory topics include mathematical descriptions of soil fabric, fabric tensor, definition of stress tensor in terms of average intergranular forces and characteristics of fabric, evolution of fabric due to shear deformations. Effects of particle shape and stiffness on macroscopic properties. Applications of micromechanics to constitutive models of granular materials. Drained and undrained response, behaviour under complex states of stress and effects associated with principal stress rotation.

CIVE 770 Topics in Environmental Engineering (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000568
1 Contaminant Transport
2 Wetlands Engineering
3 Microbial Transport
4 Modelling/Analysis of Env. Sys
5 Tpcs: Advanced Water Treatment
6 Bio Process in Water Treatment
7 Natural Organics in Water
8 Contaminant Fate Mechanism
9 River Mechanics
10 Pathogen Trnsprt & Disinfectn
11 Solid Waste Management
12 Environmental Microbiology
13 Adv Drinking Water Treatment
14 GIS Apps in Civil Engineering
15 Stream Restortation and Design
16 Hydrological Frequency Anlys
17 Heurstc Opt Env & Wtr Res Sys
18 Physical Chemical Processes
19 Envmtl Hlth Rsk Assesmt & Mgmt
20 Adv Waste Water Treatment
21 Urban Water Systems
22 Organic Contaminents
23 Biosolids Management
24 River Restoration

CIVE 771 Biological Wastewater Treatment: Theory and Practice (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000569
This course focuses on theory, modelling and application of microbiological processes that are being utilised in the treatment of wastewater. A review of relevant concepts in microbiology will be followed by core principles that are used to assess contaminant removal kinetics and to model bioreactor performance. These principles will be drawn upon in discussion of applications of biological wastewater treatment technologies. If time permits, advanced topics including nonsteady-state systems and complex multispecies interactions will be introduced.
1 Theory and Practice

CIVE 772 Environmental Health and Fate Engineering (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000570
Chemical partitioning and fate are examined from both the environmental and health perspectives. Concepts include chemical speciation, equilibrium, phase distribution, and biodegradation. Chemical principles are applied to the study of the speciation, distribution, transformation, biodegradation and bioaccumulation of environmental contaminants, with an introduction to human exposure to contaminants and epidemiology.

CIVE 773 Microbial Ecology of Aquatic and Engineered Systems (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000571
Principles of microbiology which relate to aquatic systems is the focus of this course. It is intended primarily for engineering graduate students whose knowledge of microbiology is limited. The course content includes, but is not limited to, introductory concepts in microbial structure and function, nutrient flow and cycling, biofilm structure and function, biofilter applications and bioremediation processes. Aspects of quantitative and physiological ecology as well as adaptation strategies to specific environmental conditions will also be covered. The information is provided primarily in the context of water systems, although application and relationship to soil and sediment environments will also be discussed.

CIVE 774 Advanced Numerical Methods for Environmental Applications (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000572
The analyses of natural and/or manmade environmental systems commonly lead to quantitative descriptions, or mathematical models, of the underlying chemical, biological and physical processes. Numerical models are used for complex situations that may involve spatial variability of material properties, non-uniform geometry, and transient boundary conditions. The objective of this course is to introduce you to theoretical and practical aspects associated with numerical methods for environmental applications. Topics include: review of field equations, conservation laws, and continua; classification of PDEs; types of boundary and initial conditions; finite difference method, error analysis and stability; equation solvers; weighted residual techniques; finite element method; introduction to the finite volume method; techniques for advective dominated flows; sensitivity methods; and the solution to coupled non-linear equations.

CIVE 775 Principles of Ecological Engineering (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000573
The initial focus in this course will be on definitions, concepts and principles in the multidisciplinary activity of ecological engineering, especially with respect to aquatic systems. Through the survey of variety of case studies, concepts of applied ecology, the importance of understanding biogeochemical cycles, and the role of symbiotic relationships in nature will be emphasised.

CIVE 776 Soil & Groundwater Remediation (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000574
This course focuses on the various technologies available to remediate soil and groundwater. Proven, emerging, and innovative technologies are investigated for application to both porous media and fractured porous media subsurface systems. The underlying theory and relevant engineering design aspects for each technology are presented. Case studies are critically examined.

CIVE 777 Biofilms in Engineered and Natural Systems (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000575
This course provides an introduction to the study of biofilms found in oligotrophic environments (e.g., groundwaters, natural waters and drinking water) and in wastewater systems. Topics include: biofilm structure and composition, concepts of attachment and detachment, substrate utilization and transformation, mass transfer, uptake, control measures, biofilm process analysis, and biofilm modeling. Presentation and discussion of several case studies will be included.

CIVE 778 Physical Hydrology (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000576
This course presents the physics of the components of the water cycle for hydrologic modellers. The global hydrologic cycle is introduced as background, with a particular emphasis on the interrelation between global hydrology, climate, soils and vegetation. The major elements of the water cycle (snow, snowmelt, rainfall, evaporation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, and runoff processes) are each discussed from a quantitative, physically-based perspective. Modelling approaches are introduced for each, with reference to scale and domain objectives and to data requirements and availability.

CIVE 779 Advanced Topics in Drinking Water Treatment (0.50) RDGCourse ID: 000577
This course is intended for graduate students in the field of Water Resources with a strong interest in drinking water treatment. Several key concepts introduced in CIV E 670 are elaborated upon. Advanced drinking water treatment process theory is investigated through formal lectures and student design projects/presentations. Key process components that are addressed include reactors/reactions, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, and disinfection.

CIVE 780 Urban Water Systems (0.50) LECCourse ID: 000578
The course will provide the graduate student with the fundamentals of urban water systems and management. Topics will include: the uban hydrological cycle; quantity and quality characteristics; behaviour and controls on drinking water and wastewater treatment plants; regulations, guidelines and policies; design of water supply and distribution systems; design of waste and storm water collection systems; aspects of storm water management with an emphasis on sustainable development and stream ecology; and source water protection including contamination prevention and aspects of Brownfield remediation. As required computer aided design and commonly used software packages will be employed.