Department of Civil Engineering
Akron, OH 44325-3905 (330) 972-7286 Office (330) 972-6020 Fax
May 30, 2008
The Department of Civil Engineering’s fall 2008 graduate schedule of classes is included with this letter and is also available through Zipline at www.uakron.edu. Please forward this information to your coworkers or employees who may be interested in continuing their educations. New this semester is the addition of a distance learning course, Plasticity (4300:683:801). This will allow flexibility in a student’s schedule for those who are unable to attend class on campus to access the class in real time or to view it later at a more convenient time. The department plans to offer more graduate distance learning courses in the future. In addition to the standard master’s and Ph.D. degrees, the department also offers certificate programs in the environmental, geotechnical, structural, and transportation areas. The certificate programs are designed for people who cannot make the full time commitment to the graduate degree programs but would like to expand their knowledge or would like to cumulate credit hours toward their ultimate graduate degree goal. The graduate civil engineering programs are described in the attachments. Admittance to the Graduate School is required for enrollment in graduate courses. Details regarding the process can be found online at http://www.uakron.edu/gradsch/admissions/. The Graduate School can be reached at (330) 972-7663. Please feel free to contact the department at (330) 972-7286 if you have any questions. We look forward to being a part of your continuing education. Sincerely,
Dr. Wieslaw K. Binienda Chair ks
Fall 2008 Course Offerings
Class Location #/Days 74572 Mary Gladwin Hall 111 MW 71761 ASEC 122 MW 75466 Mary Gladwin Hall 204 MW 74569 Ayer Hall 19 TuTh 77573 Leigh Hall 306 TuTh 77693 Leigh Hall 305 MW 77570 Mary Gladwin Hall 314 MW 78030 Whitby Hall 210 MW 77572 Bierce 268 MW 77571 Mary Gladwin Hall 314 MW 77577 Leigh Hall 408 MW 77575 Leigh Hall 311 MW 75967 Leigh Hall 311 TuTh 76730 Mary Gladwin Hall 204 MW Course #/Time 4300:551:801 06:40PM - 07:55PM 4300:564:001 01:50PM - 03:05PM 4300:568:001 03:30PM - 04:45PM 4300:609:801 05:10PM –6:25 PM 4300:610:001 03:20PM - 04:35PM 4300:614:801 05:10PM - 06:25PM 4300:624:801 5:10PM – 6:25 PM 4300:628:001 03:30PM - 04:45PM 4300:683:801 5:20PM – 6:35 PM 4300:684:001 03:30PM - 04:45PM 4300:685:801 5:10PM – 6:25 PM 4300:694:802 5:10PM – 6:25 PM 4300:694:807 04:45PM – 06:00PM 4300:694:808 5:10PM – 6:25PM Title/Instructor Comput Mthds of Strctrl Analys Saleeb, Atef F Highway Design Schneider, William Highway Materials Abbas,Ala R Finite Element Analysis I Gao, Xiaosheng Composit Matrl in Civ Infrastr Binienda, Wieslaw K Foundation Engrg. Zywicki, Daren Biological Treatment Processes Arbuckle, William B Advanced Chemical Oxidatn Proc Miller, Christopher M Plasticity – Distance Learning Course Goldberg, Robert M Advanced Reinfcd Concrete Dsgn Patnaik,Anil Advanced Steel Design Menzemer, Craig C Adv Sem: Multi Scale Computation Pan, Ernian Adv Sem: Adv Transportation I Yi, Ping Adv Sem: Trans Impact Evaluation Schneider, William
Class schedule is subject to change.
A minimum of 6 students is required to avoid course cancellation.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) Department of Civil Engineering The University of Akron
Degree Options Two options are available to students pursuing the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degree: the thesis option and the project (nonthesis) option. Both options are described below. In each case, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required on all course work attempted. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (with thesis) requires a minimum of 30 credits. The 15-credit program track (consisting of 6-credit of core and 9-credit of depth) of Civil Engineering courses described below in different tracks (i.e., Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental, and Transportation Engineering) is completed. A thesis consisting of 6 credits is successfully completed and defended at an oral examination. The 6-credit course work is completed from the approved electives. The remaining 3 credits are chosen as part of an approved mathematics or science course. All students receiving financial support from the Department will be required to complete the thesis option. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering (with project or nonthesis option) requires a minimum of 32 credits. The 15-credit program track (consisting of 6-credit of core and 9-credit of depth) of Civil Engineering courses described below is completed. A practice-oriented project consisting of 2 credits as engineering report is successfully completed and approved by a faculty reader. The 12-credit course work is completed from the approved electives. The remaining 3 credits are chosen as part of an approved mathematics or science course. Four program tracks (Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental, and Transportation Engineering) are listed below. All MSCE students, without exception, complete one track. Each degree option described above has provision for course work beyond the selected track. Thus, considerable breadth in the student's program is possible. All course selections must be part of an approved Program of Study. Certificate Programs Certificate programs provide practicing professionals an opportunity to expand their knowledge base. The programs are designed for people who cannot make the full time commitment to the graduate degree program but would like to receive recognition of their continued effort in the area of study or would like to cumulate credit hours toward their ultimate graduate degree goal. Admission as a non-degree seeking student for the certificate programs can be done through the Graduate School online application at http://www.uakron.edu/gradsch/. The GRE is not required for non-degree admissions. Questions regarding Graduate School admissions can be directed to (330) 972-7663. Certificate programs are available in: Environmental Engineering – this certificate may be earned by completing five of the following courses: 4300:523 4300:526 4300:527 Chemistry for Environmental Engineers 3 credits Environmental Engineering Design 3 credits Water Quality Modeling and Management 3 credits
4300:623 4300:624 4300:631
Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes 3 credits Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes 3 credits Soil remediation 3 credits
Geotechnical Engineering – Civil Engineering students may earn a Geotechnical Engineering Certificate by completing a total of 15 credit hours. At lease three (3) of the following courses must be taken: 4300:612 4300:614 4300:615 4300:617 4300:717 Advanced Soil Mechanics Foundation Engineering I Foundation Engineering II Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering Soil Dynamics 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits
Four of the following workshop courses may be taken and substituted for two (2) of the courses above: Load and Resistance Factor Design of Foundations and Geotechnical Features Ground Improvement Methods Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls and Reinforced Soil Slopes Deep Foundations
1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Student interested in these workshop courses should contact the Department of Civil Engineering. Structural Engineering - Civil Engineering graduates may earn a Structural Engineering Certificate by completing the following five courses: 4300:551 4300:554 4300:605 4300:684 4300:685 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis Advanced Mechanics of Materials Structural Stability Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design Advanced Steel Design Total 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 15 credits
Transportation Engineering – Civil Engineering students may earn a Transportation Engineering Certificate by completing the following three courses: 4300:564 4300:565 4300:566 Highway Design Pavement Engineering Traffic Engineering and two of the following courses: Advanced Transportation Engineering I Advanced Transportation Engineering II Traffic Detection and Data Analysis Total 3 credits 3 credits
4300:663 4300:664 4300:665
3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 15 credits
Graduate Program Tracks Structural Engineering Core (all required) (offered annually) 551 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis (3) Fall (Saleeb or Pan) 554 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3) Spring (Menzemer, Pan, Binienda, Saleeb) Depth (select at least three) (offered annually) 604 Dynamics of Structures (3) Fall (Menzemer, Pan) 605 Structural Stability (3) Spring(Saleeb,Menzemer) 609 Finite Element Analysis I (3) Fall (Pan) 684 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3) Spring (Menzemer, Khalifa) 685 Advanced Steel Design (3) Spring (Menzemer) Electives (offered bi-annually) Select 2 courses (for thesis option) or 4 courses (for project option) from the following list or the above track depth list. 606 Energy Methods and Elasticity Fall (Binienda, Pan or Saleeb) 607 Prestressed Concrete Fall (Menzemer) 610 Composite Materials in Civil Infrastructure Fall (Binienda, or Pan) 614 Foundation Engineering I Fall(Geotechnical faculty) 681 Advanced Engineering Materials Spring (Saleeb) 702 Plates and Shells Spring (Menzemer, Binienda) 694 Bridge Design Spring (Menzemer or Khalifa) 694 Timber Design Fall (Menzemer) Geotechnical Engineering Core (all required) 612 - Advanced Soil Mechanics One from the below depth course Depth (select three) 414/514 - Design of Earth Structures 418/518 - Soil And Rock Exploration 465/565 – Pavement Engineering 468/568 – Highway Materials 613 - Advanced Geotechnical Testing 614 - Foundation Engineering I 615 – Foundation Engineering II 616 – Soil Improvement 617 – Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering 717 - Soil Dynamics
Fall (Liang or Zywicki)
(Liang) (Zywicki) (Abbas) (Abbas) (Abbas) Fall (Zywicki) Spring (Liang) (Liang) (Liang) (Liang or Zywicki)
Electives (offered bi-annually) Select 2 courses (for thesis option) or 4 courses (for project option) from the following list or the above track depth list.
Any 2 approved graduate level electives from College of Engineering or College of Arts and Sciences 604 Dynamics of Structures (3) Structures Faculty 684 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (3) Structures Faculty Environmental Engineering Core (all required) 523 – Chemistry for Environmental Engineers 623 – Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes 624 – Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes 3470:663 – Experimental Design Depth (select two) 526 – Environmental Engineering Design 527 – Water Quality Modeling and Management 622 – Aquatic Chemistry 631 – Soil Remediation 731 – Bioremediation 3370:574 – Groundwater Hydrology Electives (offered bi-annually) 628 – Advanced Chemical Oxidation Processes 635 – Air Pollution Control 731 – Bioremediation 3150:636 – Chemical Kinetics
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Transportation Engineering Core (all required) 566 Traffic Engineering Spring (Yi or others) 663 Advanced Transportation Engineering Fall (Yi or others) Depth (select four) 665 Traffic Detection and Data Analysis (Yi or others) 664 Advanced Transportation Engineering II (Yi or others) 563 Highway Design (Yi or others) 564 Transportation Planning (Yi or others) 565 Pavement Engineering Abbas 568 Highway Materials Abbas Electives (offered bi-annually) Select 2 courses (for thesis option) or 4 courses (for project option) from the following list or the above depth list. 507 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (Geography Dept.) 562 Statistical Methods (Statistics Dept.) 575 Database Management (Computer Sci. Dept.) 536 Mathematical Models (Math Dept.) 570 Microprocessor Interfacing (Electrical Eng. Dept.) Other courses from Eng. Depts.