Undergraduate Civil Engineering Courses

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Courses 200-299

GEE231 Introduction to Mechanics of Materials

Topics include a review of statics; stress and strain in axially loaded members; elastic torsion of circular members; bending stresses in beams; axial force, shear and bending moment diagrams; shearing stresses in beams; compound stresses; principal stresses; plane stress; combined loading.

Laboratory exercises include: tension, torsion, and bending tests.

Prerequisite(s):
PHE104
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Second Year taking Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 4
Credit(s):
1
 

CEE215 Introduction to Problem Solving and Civil Engineering Design

Introduction to fundamental engineering skills and application of engineering science and mathematics content to civil engineering problems. The course introduces the basics of the problem solving process including problem definition and scoping, idea generation techniques, modelling, experimentation and measurement, and multi-criteria decision making.  The course introduces concepts of engineering design to create workable solutions to open-ended complex problems using standard design methods and tools.  The course introduces the concepts of personal learning styles, teamwork, technical communication, laboratory data collection and analysis, design methodologies, and workplace safety.  At the end of the course students will be able to apply engineering design principles to solve practical problems.

Corequisite(s):
CEE265
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Second Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
2 - 2 - 4
Credit(s):
1

CEE235 Introduction to Earth Sciences

Fundamentals of physical and structural geology. Mineral and rock identification and classification. Introduction to hydrogeology (occurrence, flow and quality of groundwater). Geological and Engineering aspects of soils in cold regions.

Note(s):
For students of the Second Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Credit(s):
1

CEE265 Computer Aided Design in Civil Engineering

This course continues the study of engineering graphics and its use in civil engineering design and construction. Students will produce 3-dimensional models and conventional engineering drawings. Students will be introduced to topography, architectural and structural drawings. Students will complete conceptual designs of civil engineering systems and apply modern Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Management (BIM) software.   Engineering codes and limit states design are introduced and loads will be calculated according to the National Building Code of Canada.   By the end of this course, students will be able to prepare drawings for Civil Engineering projects and calculate loads required for Civil Engineering design.

Prerequisite(s):
GEE167
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Second Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
1 - 2 - 3
Credit(s):
1

Courses 300-399

CEE303 Strength of Materials

Review of statics; two and three-dimensional linear elasticity; bar and beam equations; various beam equations and analysis of beam-columns; nomographs; introduction to plasticity; yield criteria.

Prerequisite(s):
GEE231, MAE227
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE305 Structural Theory

Loads according to the National Building Code of Canada, structural systems and load transfer, superposition principle; work and energy; virtual work, unit load method, method of consistent deformation; influence lines; slope deflection method; and approximate methods for lateral and gravity loads.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE303, CEE317
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE311 Engineering Materials and Introduction to Steel and Timber Design

Topics include: mechanical properties of steel, fatigue, brittle fracture, residual stresses, welding types and properties of steel construction .

Steel design is introduced by topics such as limit state design; design of tension members, beams, compression members, and the design of beam columns.

Timber design includes the property, use and preservation of timber; design of tension members, beams, columns, and connections.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE303, CEE265
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE313 Introduction to Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Design

This course introduces concrete technology and limit states design for reinforced concrete structures.  Students will design and prepare mixes in the laboratory, study the effects of admixtures and carry out laboratory tests to assess concrete strength and quality.  Students will analyse and design reinforced concrete rectangular and T-beams for both flexure and shear.  Students will fabricate and test reinforced concrete beams in the laboratory to fully understand the influence of reinforcement on the beams’ behaviours.  By the end of this course, students will be able to analyse and design determinate concrete beams.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE303, CEE265
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
2 - 2 - 4
Credit(s):
1

CEE317 Civil Engineering Analysis I

Ordinary differential equations that apply to Civil Engineering problems are derived. Problems studied include: structural vibration and beam deformation.

Concepts of linear algebra are applied to structural analysis.

Statistical analysis of data will also be studied.

The course is intended to develop the students' abilities in the application of the computer to Civil Engineering problems. A significant proportion of the course will entail computer use.

Prerequisite(s):
GEE231, MAE119, MAE227
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
1 - 2 - 3
Credit(s):
1

CEE319 Civil Engineering Analysis II

This course represents a direct continuation of course CEE317 and simply extends the range of problems considered, whilst following the same approach of mathematical formulation, numerical solution and computer applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE317, CEE355, CEE303
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
2 - 1 - 3
Credit(s):
0.5

CEE343 Hydrology

Students will be introduced to the hydrologic cycle, rainfall/runoff relationships, and unit hydrograph theory.  Statistics and advanced probability concepts will be discussed and applied for solution of practical problems in hydrology.   Hydrologic and hydraulic routing techniques will be introduced and applied for design applications addressing storm sewer collection systems, storm water management facilities and low-impact-development measures.   The fundamental ground water flow equations will be developed and applied.  Principles of drinking water and wastewater flow rates estimation will be discussed.  Numerical models such as HEC-HMS and EPA SWMM will be introduced and used for preliminary design exercises.  At the end of the course, students will be able to estimate and predict flow at specific locations of a watershed for given hydrologic conditions and complete preliminary designs of storm water management facilities.  

Prerequisite(s):
MEE315
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 1 - 4
Credit(s):
1

CEE355 Soil Mechanics

Physical properties of soils, classification, plasticity, mass-volume relationships, compaction. Seepage, in-situ stresses and effective stresses, stress distribution. Consolidation, shear strength.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE235, GEE231
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE360 Introduction to Geomatics in Civil Engineering

This introductory geomatics course includes the following topics: surveying principles, error analysis, instrument checks and calibrations, measurements, detail surveys, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), route construction surveys and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).  Equipment used by students includes levels, theodolites, total stations, and GPS receivers.  The use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and GIS software augments the design portion of the course content. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to design and implement surveying strategies in support of civil engineering design projects. 

Prerequisite(s):
MAE209
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
1 - 3 - 4
Credit(s):
1

CEE363 Survey Field School

During this course, students plan and conduct simple horizontal and vertical control networks for the production of detail and construction surveys. Activities include: laying out circular, spiral and vertical curves; calculating earthwork volumes (cut/fill); producing topographic maps; and collecting data for input into a geographic information system.

Upon completion of this course, students can plan and carry out geomatics projects to meet civil engineering needs. These abilities will be put to immediate use during the third year civil engineering project following this course.

Two weeks duration, following Winter Term examinations

Prerequisite(s):
CEE360
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
10 - 30 - 40
Credit(s):
1

CEE385 Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Concepts of water chemistry, toxicity and water quality will be introduced.  Fundamentals of typical water and wastewater treatment plants will be presented.  Water quality impacts associated with wastewater discharges will be investigated, with particular emphasis on dissolved oxygen.  Municipal solid and hazardous wastes treatment and disposal options will be introduced.  Common approaches to environmental assessment and risk assessment for engineering projects will be studied.  Recent developments with regard to climate change and renewable energy alternatives will be discussed.  Extensive use of case studies will be made for illustration purpose and will include field trips to local sites of interest.  At the end of the course, the student will be able to identify water and air quality parameters, select appropriate treatment or disposal options for water and wastewater, and design a environmental assessment program.

Prerequisite(s):
CCE101
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
2 - 1 - 3
Credit(s):
1

CEE387 Highway Design

Classification of soils as pavement subgrades, compaction, drainage, frost susceptibility and frost action. Introduction to analysis of stresses and strains in layered systems. Concept of pavement failure, road materials - aggregates, binders, bituminous mixtures.  Function and composition of pavement layers. Stabilization. Introduction to methods of design of rigid and flexible pavements. Geometric design of roads and intersections.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE355
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE393 Civil Engineering Field School

This course is designed to provide civil engineering students with an opportunity to gain relevant experience associated with practical applications of civil engineering principles, analysis and design.  Under the supervision of teaching and technical staff from the civil engineering department, students study relevant problems raised by organizations within the Canadian Forces and/or other sponsors requiring civil engineering support.  The students plan and execute sub-disciplined civil engineering tasks (i.e. geomatics, environmental, structural, geotechnical etc..) for an actual client.  Activities associated with this course include: project planning, data collection, data interpretation, project design and the preparation and presentation of  an engineering report on their work for the client.  Upon completion of this course, students will have obtained relevant experience within a sub-discipline of civil engineering and will have been exposed to the very real issues associated with the conduct and delivery of a civil engineering assessment or design project.

One week duration following CEE363: Survey Field School

Corequisite(s):
CEE363
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Third Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
10 - 30 - 0
Credit(s):
0.5

Courses 400-499

CEE403 Introduction to Concrete and Reinforced Concrete Design

This course provides an overview to the design of reinforced concrete buildings.  Continuity in concrete construction for beams, one-way continuous slab design and development length of reinforcement are introduced.  Students will analyse the effect of loads in multi-story buildings and design two-way slab systems, columns and footings.  Modern concrete design software will be introduced.  By the end of this course, students will produce a preliminary design of a multi-storey reinforced concrete building.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE303
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE405 Structural Analysis

Stiffness method: plane and space trusses; beams; plane and space frames; grids. Finite element method: beams and trusses; triangular and quadrilateral elements for plane stress, plane strain and plates.

Application of in-house and commercial structural analysis programs.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE305, CEE319
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

GCF411 Conception et évaluation des ponts

Introduction to the design of reinforced concrete bridges, steel and pre-stressed concrete. Review of methods of analysis in accordance with CSA-S6 standard. Software will be used as part of the course to determine the stresses caused by a moving load. This course also included the assessment of residual capacity of an existing bridge. Conventional methods of evaluations will be presented in addition to an introduction to the Military Load Classification procedures (MLC). At the end of the course, students will be able to properly design a simple bridge in addition to make a proper assessment of a bridge in a civil or military context.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE405, CEE415, CEE417
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE413 Prestressed Concrete Design

This course provides an overview to the design of prestressed concrete structures.  Prestressing techniques and materials will be considered. The behaviour, analysis and design of both pretensioned and post-tensioned concrete systems for bridges and buildings including simply-supported and continuous beams and two-way slabs will be studied.  Prestress losses and deflections will be calculated. Modern prestressed concrete design software will be introduced.  By the end of this course, students will produce a preliminary design of a prestressed concrete structure.

Prerequisite(s):
CCE415
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE415 Reinforced Concrete Design

This course provides an overview to the design of reinforced concrete buildings.  Continuity in concrete construction for beams, one-way continuous slab design and development length of reinforcement are introduced.  Students will analyse the effect of loads in multi-story buildings and design two-way slab systems, columns and footings.  Modern concrete design software will be introduced.  By the end of this course, students will produce a preliminary design of a multi-storey reinforced concrete building.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE313
Corequisite(s):
CEE405
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE417 Steel Design

Topics include: connections; plate girders, composite structures, steel bridges, and P-Delta effects in steel structures. Term projects include: design of bridges, industrial buildings and task structures.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE311
Corequisite(s):
CEE405
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 1 - 4
Credit(s):
1

CEE418 Management of Design and Construction of Structures

Structural building systems and bridge systems. Construction Materials and loadings. Conceptual/Preliminary Design. Government Requirements/Regulations/Guides and Codes. Design Team/Process/ Professional Obligations. Mech/Elect Building Systems. Construction - Process, Equipment, Planning.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE405, CEE415, CEE417, GEE293
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth year taking Civil Engineering
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE419 Advanced Military Engineering

Field assessment of structures/damaged structures. Military Load Classification of Bridges; Design against blast loading and basic fortification design. Design of slab on grade.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE313, CEE405, CEE417
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE443 Urban Hydraulics

Review of principles of fluid mechanics, and of flow rates estimation. Study of flow in pressure conduits. Presentation of urban water supply and distribution systems design techniques. Study of open channel flow. Presentation of sewage and storm water collection systems design techniques.

At the end of the course, the student should be able to calculate the conduit or channel dimension required to carry a given flow rate under specified conditions.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE343
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
2 - 1 - 3
Credit(s):
1

CEE445 Hydraulic Structures and Systems

Design of hydraulic retention structures. Study of the forces induced by flow. Application examples to culverts, bridge piles, dams, reservoirs and port facilities. Control structures such as gates and weirs.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE443
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

GEE451 Applied Hydrogeology

Groundwater and hydrologic cycle. Aquifer and aquitard. Hydraulic head and piezometers. Subsurface movement of water. Darcy's law. Permeability values and measurements. Groundwater flow net. Pumping test: transient flow, steady state, boundary effects, leaky aquifers. Factors affecting water levels. Geochemistry. Groundwater quality. Contaminant fate and transport. Treatment methods and barriers. Modeling techniques. Groundwater exploration and management. Artificial recharge. Saltwater intrusions. Problems and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
GEE235, CEE319, CEE355
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth year taking Civil Engineering
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

GEE453 Advanced Hydrology

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of water resources management from a civil engineering perspective. Access to secure and reliable fresh water is an essential component for sustainable development. This course explores the assessment of water resources, both surface and sub-surface, through practical applications of state-of-the-art numerical tools, advanced statistical methods, GIS and readily available hydrological and meteorological national databases. Course topics include flood and drought analysis, frequency analysis, watershed hydrology, non-parametric trend analysis, and climate change. Students will gain expertise in the application of numerical models commonly applied by engineering consultants, including ArcSWAT and HEC-HMS. Direct application of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course will be achieved by completion of a group design project.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE343
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE457 Foundations, Earthworks and Slope Stability

Bearing capacity; analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations; settlements, soil-structure interaction. Earth pressure theories; analysis and design of rigid, flexible and braced retaining structures. Slope stability; analysis and design of cuttings and embankments, performance of natural slopes. Construction methods. Site investigation.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE355, CEE319
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Fall
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1.5

CEE459 Geotechnical Engineering

A case-history approach to geotechnical engineering practice. The course covers advanced design and modeling topics in geotechnical engineering including: shallow foundations, deep foundations, design using geosynthetics, propped walls and bulkheads, rock and soft ground tunnelling, slopes, culverts, geoenvironmental issues. The relationship between predicted and observed behaviour is explored.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE457
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the fourth year taking Civil Engineering
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE460 Introduction to Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Engineering

An introductory course for use and design of geosynthetics.  The course introduces topics including geosynthetics and manufacturing processes; properties and test methods; methods of analysis and design for geosynthetics used for separation, filtration, soil reinforcement, erosion control and liquid/hazardous waste containment.  At the end of the course, students will be able to design geosynthetics applications for filtration, separation and reinforcement.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE457
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE462 Advanced Geomatics Design and Analysis

The focus of this geomatics course is the study of the mapping sciences. Topics include: project planning, projections, coordinate systems, remote sensing, digital image processing, photogrammetry, cartography, design of monitoring programs, least squares analysis and the adjustment of survey observations.  A geomatics design project is a core course requirement. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze survey network computations and use mapping science tools in order to support civil engineering design projects.

Prerequisite(s):
CCE360
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
2 - 2 - 4
Credit(s):
1

CEE485 Water and Waste Water Treatment System Design

A review of relevant chemistry for water and wastewater treatment will be completed and will address inorganic and organic chemistry, acid-base concepts, and biochemistry.  Relevant microbiology concepts will be presented, with particular emphasis on biological treatment processes in wastewater.  Common reactor configurations and reaction rate equations will be investigated.  Numerical analysis and design approaches of various physicochemical and biological treatment processes will be completed.  Physiochemical process design will address screening, sedimentation, aeration, coagulation and flocculation, filtration, disinfection, and softening while biological treatment design will address aerobic and anaerobic treatment and biological reactor design.   At the end of the course, the student will be able to complete preliminary designs of the main components of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE385
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
4 - 2 - 6
Credit(s):
1.5

CEE489 Transportation Planning

Characteristics of different modes of transport. The land use/urban transportation planning process. Transportation studies, data collection and analysis, demand models, forecasts. Traffic flow and capacity, level of service and freeway operations.

Prerequisite(s):
CEE319
Semester:
Usually Offered in the Winter
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Contact Hours:
3 - 2 - 5
Credit(s):
1

CEE493 Civil Engineering Project

This course consists of practical projects undertaken by Fourth Year Civil Engineering students. Project topics are selected from proposals submitted by the Department of National Defence and are subject to the approval of the Department of Civil Engineering. The course consists of practical civil engineering fieldwork to be conducted after the Third Year, and an engineering design to be completed during the Fourth Year. Students are required to make oral presentations at the end of each term during the Fourth Year.

An engineering report will be submitted at the end of the course.

Contact Hours (Fieldwork):
0 - 4 - 4
Contact Hours (Fall):
1 - 2 - 3
Contact Hours (Winter):
1 - 3 - 4
Prerequisite(s):
CEE265
Co-requisite(s):
Appropriate 4th year courses. Topic depend on department approval.
Note(s):
For students of the Fourth Year taking Civil Engineering.
Credit(s):
2
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