Civil Engineering (CVNG)

CVNG 1010 - Freshman Engineering I

Credit(s): 1 Credit

An introduction to Civil Engineering profession that consists of a series of project-based learning modules designed to explore various specialty areas within Civil Engineering. Basic drafting skills are also covered. Offered every fall semester.

CVNG 1020 - Freshman Engineering II

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Introduction to engineering drawing and computer aided drafting techniques. Prerequisite: CVNG 101. Offered every spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 1010

CVNG 1500 - Civil Engineering Computing

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Introduction to computer programming tools applicable to Civil Engineering, including Matlab/MathCAD, advanced Excel, and 3-D CAD applications. (Offered every Spring)

CVNG 2010 - GIS and Surveying in Civil Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

This course discusses the fundamental concepts of geographic information system (GIS) at different scales and resolutions. Spatial analysis methods and software are used to solve problems with data collected in the field and other sources. GIS and surveying topics are presented in the same context. The course is complemented with a database development and analysis lab that includes remote sensing data, basic and differential GPS, and traditional surveying to prepare students for today’s growing business needs in the civil engineering industry.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 2020

CVNG 2017 - Spanish Civil Architectural Infrastructure: Ancient and Modern

Credit(s): 0-3 Credits

A study of civil engineering, architectural, and construction practices within the Spanish civilization with emphasis on comparisons of the old and the new. The course is focused on inter-relationships between human and built environment: aqueducts, canals, dams, bridges, highways. Includes a 2-week field trip in the Spanish country side; with academic seminars at the SLU-Madrid campus. Instructor approval required. [Independent study, experiential learning, 0-3 credits].

CVNG 2020 - GIS and Surveying in Civil Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Introduction to data collection techniques used in geospatial analysis in civil engineering. Data types include, vector and raster imagery, LiDAR, GPS, and traditional surveying. Hands-on training of equipment [total station, GPS receivers with differential correction, LiDAR scanners (demo)] and other data collection techniques.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 2010

CVNG 2890 - Sustainability of Built Systms

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 2910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 2930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 2980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 3010 - Structural Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Analysis of statically determinate structures including influence lines. Deformations using different techniques. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures using the force method and displacement method. Prerequisite: ESCI 310. Offered every fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3100

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3020

CVNG 3020 - Structural Analysis Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Introduction to computational tools used for the analysis of structures. Co-requisite: CVNG 301. Offered every fall semester.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3010

CVNG 3030 - Civil Engineering Materials

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to the characteristic properties and the fundamental behavior of the materials used by civil engineers with emphasis on concrete, steel, masonry, wood, and asphalt. Laboratory experiments and testing is used to give knowledgeable perception of the behavior when materials are subjected to various loads. Prerequisite: ESCI 310/311. Offered every fall semester.

Prerequisite(s): ESCI 3100; ESCI 3101

CVNG 3040 - Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Course provides an overview of sustainability and environmental engineering principles. Topics include: population, environmental impact, and resource depletion; environmental laws; biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; climate change, air pollution, and ozone depletion; solid-waste management, hazardous and nuclear waste management; water resource and pollution management; and water and wastewater treatment and systems. Co-requisite: CVNG 3041. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1070 or CHEM 1110)

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3041

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CVNG 3041 - Sustainabiity&Environ Engr Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Course provides an overview of environmental testing methods, including dissolved oxygen, BOD, pH and alkalinity, conductivity, plate counts, and turbidity. Co-requisite: CVNG-3040. (Offered every Fall)

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1115

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3040

CVNG 3070 - Engineering Project Management

Credit(s): 2 Credits

An introduction to basic concepts of management, business, public policy, and leadership. Topics include engineering economics and cost estimating methods, including labor, material, equipment and indirect costs; analytical techniques for project planning and scheduling; legal issues in engineering projects, including zoning regulations, proposals, and contracts; and understanding the importance of professional licensure. Offered every fall semester.

CVNG 3090 - Geotechnical Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

This course is an introduction to soil properties and analysis techniques for geotechnical applications. Topics include soil formations, mass-volume relationships, soil classification, effective stress, compaction, seepage, soil deformation, sate of stress, consolidation, strength, and failure. Prerequisites: CVNG 303. Offered every spring semester.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3030

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3100

CVNG 3100 - Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

Overview and use of measurements methods that can evaluate the properties of soils. Experiments include grain size distribution and soil classification, Atterberg Limits, compaction, permeability, consolidation, sear strength, and unconfined compressive strength. Co-requisite CVNG 309. Offered every spring semester.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3090

CVNG 3110 - Transportation Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Introduction to transportation analysis and design. Course includes topics on road user and vehicle characteristics; geometric design of roadways, including horizontal and vertical alignment and cross-sectional elements; and signalized intersections. Also included is an Introduction to traffic engineering and transportation planning. (Offered every Spring)

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 3850 or MATH 4880)

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3120

CVNG 3120 - Transportation Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

Overview and use of measurement methods that can evaluate traffic flow and pavement condition and an introduction to computational methods used in transportation analysis and design. Co-requisite: CVNG 311. Offered every spring semester.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 3130 - Hydraulic Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Hydraulic and hydrological analysis applicable to civil engineering design. Topics include pressure pipe system analysis and design, open channel flow analysis and design, groundwater flow fundamentals ad well design, hydrologic processes, storm water system analysis and design, and sanitary sewer analysis and design. Prerequisite: ESCI 322. Offered every spring semester.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3140

CVNG 3140 - Hydraulic Engineering Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit (Repeatable for credit)

Overview and use of measurement methods that can evaluate hydraulic and hydrologic conditions and an introduction to computational methods used hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and design. Co-requisite: CVNG 313. Offered every spring semester.

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 3150 - Intro to Structural Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Introduction to structural design codes and provisions. Loads and loads combinations. Theory and design of reinforced concrete structures: beams, columns, slabs, walls and buildings. Theory and design of simple steel structural members and connection. Prerequisite: CVNG 301. Offered every spring semester.

CVNG 3160 - Structural Design Lab

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Companion laboratory to Introduction to Structural Design course. Focus is on the application of design codes and provisions to structural design problems. Prerequisite: CVNG 3010 Co-requisite: CVNG 3150.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3010

Corequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 3910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 3915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Field-based course. This course is an experiential learning course, which takes place in the place with a partner in industry. It is intended to be in partnership between the student, industry, and faculty.

CVNG 3930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 3980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 4010 - Senior Engineering

Credit(s): 1 Credit

Review of topics related to FE exam. Offered every spring semester.

CVNG 4030 - Foundation Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Application of the fundamental concepts of soil behavior to evaluate, select, and design shallow and deep foundation systems. Topics include the design and analysis of footing, mat, pier, and pile foundations. Professional development elective. Prerequisite: CVNG 309.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3090

CVNG 4050 - Advanced Structural Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Direct stiffness method for analysis of two-dimensional trusses and frames, equivalent nodal forces, thermal and settlement effect, principal of virtual work, space trusses, grid structures, static condensation, Lagrange multipliers, tapered elements. Prerequisite: CVNG 301 or equivalent.

CVNG 4070 - Structural Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Single degree of freedom systems, lumped-mass multi-degree systems, and multi degree of freedom systems. Numerical evaluation of system responses due to blasts, wind, and earthquake loading. Applications. Prerequisite: CVNG 301 or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3010

CVNG 4090 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Advanced topics in flexural design; torsion in beams; behavior and design of slender columns; biaxial bending of columns; design of two way slabs; inelastic analysis of flexural members; use of strut and tie analysis; yield line analysis; design of mat foundations.

CVNG 4110 - Advanced Steel Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Interpretation of current codes as related to the physical behavior of steel structures. Design of structural steel members: tension, compression, flexural and beam-columns. Design of connections. Prerequisite: CVNG 315.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 4130 - Bridge Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Structural systems for bridges, loading, analysis by influence lines, slab and girder bridges, composite design, pre-stressed concrete, rating of existing bridges, specifications and economic factors. Prerequisite: CVNG 315.

CVNG 4150 - Prestressed-Concrete

Credit(s): 3-6 Credits

Theory and analysis of prestressed concrete members by various methods of prestressing; design of simple and continuous beams and slabs’ prestress losses; composite beams. Extensive study of materials used in prestressed concrete. Precast concrete systems. Prerequisite: CVNG 3150.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 4170 - Seismic Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Theory, analysis, and design of building structures under earthquake loading. Application of current codes and standards related to steel, concrete, masonry, and wood structures.

CVNG 4190 - Sustainable Land Development Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Introduction to land development engineering and urban planning; site design and sediment control; transportation planning and roadway design; water resource and waste disposal issues; ecological impact analysis’ application sustainable development principles to land development projects at local and regional scales. Prerequisite: CVNG 203.

CVNG 4210 - Sustainable Water Resources Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Water Management and alternative analysis considering water resource, legal, political, and ecological issues; determination and forecasting of water demand; supply and estimating drought impacts resulting from cycle and permanent shifts in the climate. Prerequisites: CVNG 203 and 313.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 2030; CVNG 3130

CVNG 4250 - Water Treatment Processes

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physical and chemical unit operations commonly used in water treatment (including drinking water and groundwater, as well as aspects of municipal and industrial wastewater). The course will provide the student with a design experience of individual unit operations. Course covers principles of physical and chemical environmental engineering processes, including sedimentation, filtration, gas transfer, aeration, absorption, ion exchange, membrane processes, coagulation, flocculation, precipitation, oxidation, reduction, and disinfection. Process modeling and analysis applications in treatment of water, wastewater, industrial wastes, vapor treatment, and soil remediation. A general chemistry or biology, or related course are recommended. Introductory course in environmental engineering or environmental science is recommended.

CVNG 4260 - Environmental Solutions in Developing Countries

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course is designed for students of all majors (engineering, science, health, and others) and covers technology, education, and social approaches to successful WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects in the developing world. The course covers technical, social and economic aspects of successful humanitarian projects. This includes appropriate safe water, sanitation, air pollution technologies, and public health principles, for developing nations. Additionally, the course focuses in detail on social and educational approaches, and project management principles required for successful project implementation. In addition to classroom presentations and discussion, students will participate in a variety of field activities such as use of a wide variety of field tests for chemical and biological water quality; use and testing of common water and sanitation technologies used in developing nations (e.g., chemical disinfection and filtration technologies, solar disinfection technologies); testing and surveying using handheld GPS; and other projects. The topic spans social and technical topics and students from diverse majors can excel. General chemistry or biology, or related courses are recommended prerequisites.

CVNG 4330 - Open-Channel Flow

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Physical principles that govern the flow of water in open channels, analytical methods to describe and predict behavior of open-channel flow using modern computational tools, application of these principles for engineering solutions. Offered in fall. Prerequisite: CVNG 3130.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 4350 - Hydraulic Modeling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Hydraulic Modeling Techniques with a focus on Open-Channel Flow Applications. Offered in spring. Prerequisite: CVNG 3130.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 4370 - River Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

River engineering concepts including sediment transport, channel classification, fluvial eomorphology, stable channel design, and design of revetment. Offered in fall. Prerequisite: CVNG 3130.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3130

CVNG 4450 - Traffic Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Design, analysis and use of traffic control devices. Traffic administration, traffic flow theory, and highway capacity. An introduction to computer and traffic engineering. Acquisition, evaluation, statistical analysis and reporting of traffic engineering date used to design, evaluate and operate transportation systems.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 4470 - Urban Transportation Planning

Credit(s): 3 Credits

CVNG 4500 - Capstone Design I

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary teams working on an open-ended project. Topics include application of civil engineering principles to design problems with an emphasis on large-scale problem solving, engineering professional practice and ethics, and sustainability principles. Written, graphical and oral communications will be an integral part of the course. offered every fall semester. Prerequisites: 12 or more credit hours of CVNG Design Coursework.

Prerequisite(s): (CVNG 3040, CVNG 3090, CVNG 3110, CVNG 3130, and CVNG 3150)

CVNG 4510 - Capstone Design II

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Continuation of Capstone Design I. Prerequisite: CVNG 450. Offered every spring semester.

CVNG 4910 - Co-Op with Industry

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 4915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Field-based course. This course is an experiential learning course, which takes place in the place with a partner in industry. It is intended to be in partnership between the student, industry, and faculty.

CVNG 4930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A one-time course on a particular topic or a trial course that is expected to become a standard course with its own unique course number.

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CVNG 4980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5000 - Seminars

Credit(s): 0 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5030 - Foundation Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Application of the fundamental concepts of soil behavior to evaluate, select, and design shallow and deep foundation systems. Topics include the design and analysis of footing, mat, pier, and pile foundations.

CVNG 5050 - Advanced Structural Analysis

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Direct stiffness method for analysis of two-dimensional trusses and frames, equivalent nodal forces, thermal and settlement effect, principal of virtual work, space trusses, grid structures, static condensation, Lagrange multipliers, tapered elements. Prerequisite: CVNG 301 or equivalent.

CVNG 5070 - Structural Dynamics

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Single degree of freedom systems, lumped-mass multi-degree systems, and multi degree of freedom systems. Numerical evaluation of system responses due to blasts, wind, and earthquake loading. Applications. Prerequisite: CVNG 301 or equivalent.

CVNG 5090 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Advanced topics in flexural design; torsion in beams; behavior and design of slender columns; biaxial bending of columns; design of two way slabs; inelastic analysis of flexural members; use of strut and tie analysis; yield line analysis; design of mat foundations.

CVNG 5110 - Advanced Steel Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Interpretation of current codes as related to the physical behavior of steel structures. Design of structural steel members: tension, compression, flexural and beam-columns. Design of connections.

CVNG 5130 - Bridge Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Structural systems for bridges, loading, analysis by influence lines, slab and girder bridges, composite design, pre-stressed concrete, rating of existing bridges, specifications and economic factors. Prerequisite: CVNG 315.

CVNG 5150 - Prestressed Concrete

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Theory and analysis of prestressed concrete members by various methods of prestressing; design of simple and continuous beams and slabs’ prestress losses; composite beams. Extensive study of materials used in prestressed concrete. Precast concrete systems. Prerequisite: CVNG 3150.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3150

CVNG 5170 - Seismic Design

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Theory, analysis, and design of building structures under earthquake loading. Application of current codes and standards related to steel, concrete, masonry, and wood structures. Pre-req: CVNG 315.

CVNG 5190 - Sustainable Land Development Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Introduction to land development engineering and urban planning; site design and sediment control; transportation planning and roadway design; water resource and waste disposal issues; ecological impact analysis’ application sustainable development principles to land development projects at local and regional scales. Prerequisite: CVNG 203.

CVNG 5210 - Sustainable Water Resources Management

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Water Management and alternative analysis considering water resource, legal, political, and ecological issues; determination and forecasting of water demand; supply and estimating drought impacts resulting from cycle and permanent shifts in the climate. Prerequisites: CVNG 203 and 313.

CVNG 5230 - Biological Treatment Systems

Credit(s): 3 Credits

CVNG 5250 - Water Treatment Processes

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the physical and chemical unit operations commonly used in water treatment (including drinking water and groundwater, as well as aspects of municipal and industrial wastewater). The course will provide the student with a design experience of individual unit operations. Course covers principles of physical and chemical environmental engineering processes, including sedimentation, filtration, gas transfer, aeration, absorption, ion exchange, membrane processes, coagulation, flocculation, precipitation, oxidation, reduction, and disinfection. Process modeling and analysis applications in treatment of water, wastewater, industrial wastes, vapor treatment, and soil remediation. A general chemistry or biology, or related course are recommended. Introductory course in environmental engineering or environmental science is recommended.

CVNG 5260 - Environmental Solutions in Developing Countries

Credit(s): 3 Credits

The course is designed for students of all majors (engineering, science, health, and others) and covers technology, education, and social approaches to successful WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) projects in the developing world. The course covers technical, social and economic aspects of successful humanitarian projects. This includes appropriate safe water, sanitation, air pollution technologies, and public health principles, for developing nations. Additionally, the course focuses in detail on social and educational approaches, and project management principles required for successful project implementation. In addition to classroom presentations and discussion, students will participate in a variety of field activities such as use of a wide variety of field tests for chemical and biological water quality; use and testing of common water and sanitation technologies used in developing nations (e.g., chemical disinfection and filtration technologies, solar disinfection technologies); testing and surveying using handheld GPS; and other projects. The topic spans social and technical topics and students from diverse majors can excel. General chemistry or biology, or related courses are recommended prerequisites.

CVNG 5330 - Open-Channel Flow

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Physical principles that govern the flow of water in open channels, analytical methods to describe and predict behavior of open-channel flow using modern computational tools, application of these principles for engineering solutions. Offered in fall. Prerequisite: CVNG 3130 or instructor approval.

CVNG 5350 - Hydraulic Modeling

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Hydraulic Modeling Techniques with a focus on Open-Channel Flow Applications. Offered in spring. Prerequisite: CVNG 3130 or instructor approval.

CVNG 5370 - River Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

River engineering concepts including sediment transport, channel classification, fluvial geomorphology, stable channel design, and design of revetment. Offered in fall. Prerequisite: CVNG 3130 or instructor approval.

CVNG 5450 - Traffic Engineering

Credit(s): 3 Credits

Design, analysis and use of traffic control devices. Traffic administration, traffic flow theory, and highway capacity. An introduction to computer and traffic engineering. Acquisition, evaluation, statistical analysis and reporting of traffic engineering date used to design, evaluate and operate transportation systems.

Prerequisite(s): CVNG 3110

CVNG 5470 - Urban Transportation Planning

Credit(s): 3 Credits

CVNG 5910 - Co-op with Industry

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5915 - Internship with Industry

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A one-time course on a particular topic or a trial course that is expected to become a standard course with its own unique course number.

CVNG 5960 - Masters Project

Credit(s): 1-3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Masters Project is for students in the MS Non-Thesis degree program who will conduct a small project under the supervision of their Faculty Advisor. No more than 3 hours will be devoted to the Project.

CVNG 5980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 5990 - Thesis Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

Research that leads to a Master's Thesis and final defense of the Thesis.

CVNG 6930 - Special Topics

Credit(s): 1-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 6980 - Independent Study

Credit(s): 1 or 3 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

CVNG 6990 - Doctoral Dissertation Research

Credit(s): 0-6 Credits (Repeatable for credit)

A non-classroom course in which a student explores a topic that is related to the student's doctoral work and career goals.