In the 2024-2025 Catalog

Civil Engineering (CIV)


CIV 140  Engineering Measurements  1 Credit (1,0)

Introduction to data collection and analysis. Principles of surveying and mapping, with emphasis on modern methods. Laboratory methods.
Corequisites: CIV 140L

CIV 140L  Engineering Measurements Laboratory  1 Credit (0,1)

Field practice in surveying and mapping. Use of modern measurement instrumentation. Development of teamwork and surveying project management skills.
Corequisites: CIV 140

CIV 199  Special Topics in Civil Engineering  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

CIV 222  Introduction to Environmental Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

This introductory course treats general environmental engineering issues but will focus on the varied environmental considerations inherent in the operation of aviation- and aerospace-related facilities, and their associated manufacturing plants. Typically encountered hazardous materials will be covered, as well as how their proper handling can impact the environment. Environmental laws, regulations, and professional ethics will be discussed. Upon taking this course, the student will be able to identify potential environmental hazards normally encountered at aerospace-related facilities, and will be able to understand the impacts of releases to the surrounding environment.
Prerequisites: CHM 110

CIV 299  Special Topics in Civil Engineering  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

CIV 304  Structural Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures using statics, kinematics, virtual work, strain energy, force, and displacement methods. Structural laboratory testing.
Prerequisites: ES 201

CIV 307  Civil Engineering Materials I  3 Credits (3,0)

Properties of engineering materials: steel, concrete, soil, asphalt, polymers, composites. Relationship between structure and behavior. Standard methods of testing and inspecting. Laboratory methods.
Prerequisites: ES 202 and COM 221 Corequisites: CIV 307L

CIV 307L  Civil Engineering Materials I Laboratory  1 Credit (0,1)

Use of modern testing methods for determining the engineering properties of steel, concrete, asphalt, polymers, and composites. Laboratory report development.
Corequisites: CIV 307

CIV 311  Introduction to Transportation Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Fundamentals of transportation engineering, including planning, design, construction, maintenance, operation, economics, and the role of transportation facilities in society. Concepts, underlying theory, and design issues are detailed.
Prerequisites: PS 150

CIV 316  Hydraulics  3 Credits (3,0)

Open channel and pipe flows. Hydraulic structures. Groundwater hydrology and storm water management.
Prerequisites: ES 201

CIV 320  Soil Mechanics  3 Credits (3,0)

Study of the engineering behavior of soil: origin, classification, identification, and structure. Permeability, seepage, consolidation, settlement, slope stability, lateral pressures, bearing capacity. Soil sampling and testing. Laboratory methods.
Prerequisites: ES 202 and COM 221 Corequisites: CIV 320L

CIV 320L  Soil Mechanics Laboratory  1 Credit (0,1)

Modern soil testing and analysis methods. Preparation of samples. Testing of soils for engineering behavioral properties, including permeability, settlement, bearing capacity, and lateral pressures.
Corequisites: CIV 320

CIV 330  Computer Applications in Transportation  2 Credits (1,3)

Application of computer software for planning and design of transportation systems. Emphasis is placed on finding solutions to current problems associated with existing airport and intermodal transportation systems.

CIV 340  Construction Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Delivery of construction projects. Introduction to construction equipment, production rates, construction methods for concrete, asphalt, steel, wood, and masonry, planning and scheduling, safety, and construction economics.

CIV 362  Engineering and Construction Operations in Space  3 Credits (3,0)

U.S. space exploration policies in the 21st century. Construction in zero- or low-weight environments. Development of lunar and planetary resources. Controlled ecological life support systems. Lunar concrete.

CIV 370  Computational Methods in Civil Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Numerical techniques for solving civil engineering problems. Applications of statistical methods. Matrix operations. Spreadsheet development.
Prerequisites: EGR 115

CIV 399  Special Topics in Civil Engineering  1-6 Credit

Individual independent or directed studies of selected topics.

CIV 415  Sustainable Food Production and Aquaponics  3 Credits (3,0)

Principles of sustainable engineering. Dynamic stability of biological systems, mass and energy balances, nutrient cycling in natural and artificial environments. Chemical and biological requirements and controls, system modeling and analysis. Renewable energy, technology, and economics of sustainable fish and vegetable production in aquaponic systems. System concepts of sustainable food supplies on extended space exploration missions.

CIV 417  Air Pollution  3 Credits (3,0)

Types and sources of outdoor and indoor air pollutants from stationary and mobile sources. Properties of gases and particulate pollutants; measurement and monitoring of pollutants; air quality modeling. Engineering technologies for air pollution control for nitrogen and sulfur oxides, ozone, VOCs, odors, and CO2.

CIV 421  Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Prediction of settlement, analysis of the stability of slopes, prediction of the bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations, and determination of earth pressures acting on retaining structures.
Prerequisites: CIV 320

CIV 422  Design of Pavement Structures  3 Credits (3,0)

Theory and practice in pavement design for highways and airfields, pavement performance, structural design of pavement layers, types of materials used in pavement layers, characterization of pavement layer materials, and introduction to pavement management concepts.
Prerequisites: CIV 320

CIV 424  Rehabilitation of Pavement Structures  3 Credits (3,0)

Pavement distresses and their causes. Pavement evaluation, roughness, friction, drainage survey and evaluation, structural evaluation, material characterization, traffic loading evaluation, design of pavement rehabilitation alternatives, economic analysis, and selection of preferred alternatives.
Prerequisites: CIV 320

CIV 431  Reinforced Concrete Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Properties of concrete, its constituents, and reinforcement steels. Design of beams, columns, beam-columns, and slabs. Cracking and deterioration. Torsion and shear reinforcement. Anchorage and bond detailing. Application of the concrete design code.
Prerequisites: CIV 304 and ES 202

CIV 432  Structural Steel Design  3 Credits (3,0)

Steel and its properties. Design of tension members, column members, torsional members, and plate girders. Welded and bolted connections. Steel design specifications and building codes. Current philosophies in steel design.
Prerequisites: CIV 304 and ES 202

CIV 437  Water Resources and Hydrology  3 Credits (3,0)

Discussion of broad perspectives on control and utilization of water, quantitative hydrology, ground water, probability concept, economic study, hydraulic structures, multi-purpose water resources projects.
Prerequisites: ES 309

CIV 440  Drainage Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Mixed undergraduate/graduate course focused on contemporary engineering calculations for the drainage, treatment, and attenuation of stormwater runoff from civil infrastructure, including issues related to permitting. The course culminates in a final project consisting of a stormwater report similar to the one submitted to a Florida Water Management District. Graduate students will be required to meet an additional regulatory requirement (City, County, or FDOT) and make a presentation on their report.

CIV 441  Civil Engineering Materials II  3 Credits (3,0)

Physical and mechanical properties of construction materials, portland cement concrete, proportioning of concrete mixtures including admixtures. Fiber reinforced concrete design and evaluation. Origin, production, specifications, and tests of bituminous materials and paving mixtures used in construction and maintenance of roads and pavements, pavement surface properties, pavement distress, and correction alternatives.
Prerequisites: CIV 307 Corequisites: CIV 441L

CIV 441L  Civil Engineering Materials II Laboratory  1 Credit (0,1)

Advanced testing methodology for concrete, concrete mixtures, bituminous materials, and pavements.
Corequisites: CIV 441

CIV 443  Traffic Data Collection Method and Computer Application in Traffic Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Basic methods in collecting and analyzing traffic data used in traffic engineering. Application of computer analysis tools for planning, design, and evaluation of transportation systems. Emphasis on analyzing the operation and safety performance of the transportation networks including freeways, highway corridors, and intersections.
Prerequisites: CIV 311

CIV 447  Airport Design I  3 Credits (3,0)

Fundamental principles of airport layout and preliminary design. Airport site selection, runway length and orientation, air traffic control, capacity, and delay.
Prerequisites: CIV 311

CIV 457  Airport Design II  3 Credits (3,0)

Airport terminal passenger and vehicle processing systems. Lighting and signing systems, pavement marking, baggage handling, communication systems, and security systems.
Prerequisites: CIV 447

CIV 470  Senior Project Preliminary Design  1 Credit

Preliminary design activities will be discussed, primarily in response to a Request for Bid Document or a request for Proposals issuance. Students will form teams with corporate structures, will develop a bid capture plan, and will author a Bid Proposal document in response to client requests. When possible, the proposal process will be accomplished in a competitive atmosphere with other student teams providing competing bids. Formal bid presentations will complete the bidding process at the end of the semester. Bid Proposal customs, laws and common practices will be discussed. Professionalism, including ethical behavior, will be reviewed and incorporated into the bid process. Pre or Co-requisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: Senior standing

CIV 471  Senior Design Preliminary Design  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will serve as the pre-requisite and planning phase for CIV 481 Senior Design. Students will work in small groups and complete essential steps in the engineering design process that will be needed to construct their projects in CIV 481. These steps include (but are not limited to): conceptual design, engineering analysis, testing and validation of concepts and construction methods, development of detail plans/drawings, and cost estimation.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and department approval

CIV 480  Senior Project Final Design  2 Credits

This course will develop the skills needed to fully develop a preliminary design to the point of project completion and presentation to the client. Activities will include creation of design drawings, construction schedules, cost estimates, and final reports to the client. Construction and demonstration of the design project normally is part of the course. Progress in the design process will be reviewed a formal 30%, 60%, and 90% Critical Design Reviews. These reviews will be conducted in a formal and professional manner with the instructor and other interested faculty serving as the client. Professionalism and ethical conduct will be discussed and incorporated into the class content. Note: It is recommended that CIV 370 precede CIV 480, but it is not a requirement.
Prerequisites: Senior standing

CIV 481  Senior Design Final Design  4 Credits (3,0)

This course is a continuation of CIV 471 (Preliminary Senior Design). Students will work in small groups and complete the engineering design process. These steps include (but are not limited to): conceptual design, engineering analysis, testing and validation of concepts and construction methods, development of detail plans/drawings and cost estimation.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and department approval

CIV 490  The Civil Engineering Profession  1 Credit (1,0)

Current problems in engineering, professional duties and responsibilities, opportunities for professional development, ethics, and professionalism.
Prerequisites: Graduating Senior standing

CIV 499  Directed Design Project  1-6 Credit

Directed design project. Individual investigation of current design problem. Offered by special arrangement only.