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Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science

CIVL: Civil Engineering

CIVL 200 (3) Engineering and Sustainable Development
Implications of a finite biosphere and the complexities inherent in environmental decision-making. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
CIVL 201 (3) Civil Engineering I
The design process; graphical, visualization and computational tools; civil engineering disciplines; decision-making; teamwork; conceptual design project reflecting community, economic, environmental, sustainability and technical considerations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of APSC 176, ENGL 110, ENGL 111, ENGL 112, ENGL 120, ENGL 121.
Corequisite: APSC 201.
CIVL 202 (3) Civil Engineering II
The social and biophysical context of infrastructure and the impact of technologies on people, the economy, and the environment. Specific topics vary from year to year. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-0-4]
CIVL 210 (4) Soil Mechanics I
Soil classification, principle of effective stress, analysis of seepage, filter criteria, introduction to shear strength and slope stability analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: One of CIVL 230, MECH 260.
Corequisite: EOSC 210 and one of CIVL 215, MECH 280, EOSC 329.
CIVL 215 (4) Fluid Mechanics I
Fluid properties, hydrostatics, kinematics, and fluid dynamics: energy and momentum methods with applications. Dimensional analysis, modelling, introduction to flow in pipes and forces on immersed objects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of PHYS 170, MATH 101.
CIVL 228 (4) Introduction to Structural Engineering
Static determinacy, stability, superposition, analysis and design of trusses, deflection of trusses by principles of virtual work, statically indeterminate trusses, beams and frames, cables and arches, design objectives, loads and load combinations, structural safety, load paths, design of simple steel, timber, and reinforced concrete members. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of MATH 152, CIVL 230.
CIVL 230 (4) Solid Mechanics I
Stress and strain, Hooke's law, axially loaded members, torsion, shear forces and bending moments in beams, bending of beams, shear stresses in beams, shear centre, composite members, introduction to elasto-plastic and statically indeterminate problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of PHYS 170, MATH 101.
CIVL 231 (3) Solid Mechanics II
Deflection of beams, combined axial load and bending moment, inelastic bending, plastic analysis of structures, beam-columns, buckling (stability), principal axes and principal moments of inertia, biaxial stress and strain, Mohr’s circle. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2*]
Prerequisite: CIVL 230.
CIVL 235 (4) Plane Surveying
Theory and application of plane surveying methods. Introduction to and use of compass, transit, tape, and level. Construction and topographic surveys. Reduction of field data and construction of drawings. Demonstration of modern instruments, remote sensing methods and geographical information systems (GIS). This course commences immediately after spring examinations and continues full time for two weeks, including Saturdays. Information on the exact dates will be available in the Civil Engineering Office following publication of the final Examination Timetable. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 300 (3) Construction Engineering and Management
Project delivery systems: traditional; construction management; turnkey; project management. Network planning methods. Activity planning, including construction methods selection. Estimating, bidding and bonding. Project control tools and procedures. Human resources, including equity considerations; occupational health and safety and quality control. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 202.
CIVL 301 (3) Optimization and Decision Analysis in Civil Engineering
Review of numerical methods; introduction to systems engineering; application of optimization, probability, and decision-making to civil engineering systems and projects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of MATH 152, CIVL 201.
Corequisite: STAT 251.
CIVL 304 (3) Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
Environmental engineering issues and projects; application of scientific and engineering principles to addressing these; soil, water and air pollution, and remediation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
CIVL 305 (3) Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Environmental ethics and legislation; risk assessment; urban water sources and sinks; water pollutants and impacts; mass balance and reactor design concepts; water and wastewater treatment; the environmental impact assessment process. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: CIVL 316.
CIVL 311 (4) Soil Mechanics II
One-dimensional compression and stress-strain response of soils with application to estimation of the settlements and capacities of foundations and of retaining walls. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: CIVL 210.
CIVL 315 (4) Fluid Mechanics II
Two dimensional flow around immersed objects; velocity and pressure fields; lift and drag on cylinders and aerofoils; fluid loads on structures and structural response; pumps and turbines; analysis and design of pipeline systems; unsteady flow in pipes; frictionless waterhammer analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 201, CIVL 215.
Corequisite: MATH 257.
CIVL 316 (4) Hydrology and Open Channel Flow
Introduction to open channel hydraulics, engineering hydrology, and water resource systems; estimation of design discharge; flood statistics; nonuniform steady open channel flow; energy and momentum principles, backwater analysis; culvert and bridge hydraulics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 201, CIVL 215.
CIVL 320 (3) Civil Engineering Materials
The structure and properties of common Civil Engineering materials: aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, asphalt, timber and metals. The emphasis is on the relationship between the structure of materials and their mechanical properties. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 278, APSC 279.
CIVL 331 (3) Steel and Timber Design
Introduction to limit states design of steel and timber structures: material properties, design of tension and compression members, beams, columns, and connections. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of CIVL 228, CIVL 231.
CIVL 332 (3) Structural Analysis
Introduction to indeterminate structural analysis; approximate analysis of structures; calculation of displacements using virtual work; flexibility (force) method; stiffness method for frames; moment distribution method; introduction to structural dynamics. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of CIVL 228, CIVL 231, MATH 152.
CIVL 340 (3) Transportation Engineering I
The analysis and design of the elements of transportation facilities in development of transport technology; vehicle motion; vehicle/pavement interaction; elements of road design; principles of queuing and roadway capacity; rail transit performance and capacity analysis; economics as applied to transport. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Corequisite: STAT 251.
CIVL 402 (3) Professionalism and Law in Civil Engineering
The Engineers and Geoscientists Act; professional ethics, conflicts of interest, confidentiality and accountability; health and safety; sustainable development and environmental stewardship; equity considerations; design and construction contracts, specifications and tendering; labour and employment law; dispute resolution; evidence and expert witnesses; torts and legal liability. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing.
CIVL 403 (3) Engineering Economic Analysis
Time value of money; cash flow analysis; comparing options; depreciation, taxes, and inflation; financial accounting; company structures; public sector projects; decision-making. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing required.
CIVL 404 (3) Introduction to Solid Waste Management
Characteristics of solid wastes; solid waste collection, treatment, and disposal; evaluation and analysis of landfills, composting, combined treatment, recycle, and re-use. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 304.
CIVL 406 (3) Water Treatment and Waste Management
Processes used in water and wastewater treatment. Conditions which necessitate treatment of water or wastewater, water and wastewater treatment processes and plant design. Municipal services required and associated with solid waste management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 305.
CIVL 407 (3) Environmental Laboratory Analysis
Testing procedures used in water quality studies and in the operation of water and wastewater treatment plants. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [1-3-0]
Prerequisite: CHEM 154.
CIVL 408 (3) Geo-Environmental Engineering
Environmental contamination, regulatory requirements, site investigation, migration of contaminants, containment systems, site remediation technologies, design considerations related to soil-contaminant interactions, hydrogeology, geochemistry and types of contaminants. Design and performance case histories. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 210.
CIVL 409 (3) Municipal Engineering
Design of municipal infrastructure, including streets, water supply networks, and sewers, garbage collection and solid waste management. Focus is on solutions for providing an adequate water supply, collecting and disposing of stormwater and sewage, and managing excess stormwater flow. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of CIVL 315, CIVL 316.
CIVL 410 (3) Foundation Engineering I
An introduction to the process of foundation engineering. Empirical and analytical approaches used in current professional practice. Topics include site investigation, preloading, liquefaction assessment, ground improvement, design of shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures. The importance of geology and technical communication are emphasized. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 311.
CIVL 411 (3) Foundation Engineering II
Aspects of Geotechnical Engineering. Design considerations illustrated by case histories pertinent to BC. Topics include: site investigation, terrain analyses, in situ testing, groundwater problems, deep foundations, tie back walls and bracing, tailings impoundments, Northern construction, ground ice, dikes and dams engineering. Many case histories presented in part by prominent consulting engineers in BC. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 311.
CIVL 413 (3) Design of Earth Dams and Containment Structures
Purpose and types of dams; design criteria; construction sequence; compaction; seepage; filter design; factors influencing the design of earth dams; stability and deformation under static and earthquake loading; slope protection; field instrumentation. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 311. Fourth-year standing.
CIVL 415 (3) Water Resource Engineering
An introduction to the planning and design of water resource systems, stream systems, and municipal and hydropower engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of CIVL 315, CIVL 316, STAT 251.
CIVL 416 (3) Environmental Hydraulics
Application of hydraulic engineering principles to problems of environmental concern. Pollutant transport and dispersion. Mixing in rivers and lakes. Theory of jets and plumes. Design of outfall diffusers. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of CIVL 316, MATH 257.
CIVL 417 (3) Coastal Engineering
General discussion of waves; linear wave theory; finite amplitude waves; standing waves; seiches; harbour design; wave shoaling, refraction and diffraction; beaches and coasts; wave statistics; wave generation; wave forces on piles, walls and breakwaters; tides; instrumentation and modelling techniques. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of CIVL 316, MATH 257.
CIVL 418 (3) Engineering Hydrology
Hydrologic processes - weather, precipitation, infiltration, evaporation, snowmelt and runoff generation. Emphasis on quantitative techniques including: hydrograph analysis, reservoir and channel routing, statistical methods and design floods, hydrologic modelling. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 316.
CIVL 420 (3) Concrete Technology
Physical and chemical properties and microstructure of hydrated Portland cement; construction practices; modern use of industrial by-products such as fly ash, blast furnace slag, silica fume and metakaolin; use of chemical admixtures; environmental issues; properties of hardened concrete; issues in standardized and accelerated testing, non-destructive testing. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 320.
CIVL 422 (3) Project Based Learning in Civil Engineering Materials
Some topical problems will be identified and students in groups will carry out experiments to study the materials involved. Site visits and external consultations are an integral requirement. [1-4-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 320.
Corequisite: APSC 201.
CIVL 425 (3) Case Studies of Construction Methods
Identification and evaluation of solutions to construction site operation problems: the relationship between design and construction; factors affecting productivity and safety; measurement of on-site performance. Credit will be granted for only one of CIVL 425 or CIVL 493. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing.
CIVL 426 (3) Virtual Design and Construction
Creation and use of building information models (BIM) for managing the construction process. 3D parametric modeling, 4D modeling, design coordination, model-based cost estimating, BIM performance measurement, and integrated project delivery methods. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 430 (4) Design of Concrete Structures
Non-linear response of reinforced concrete members subjected to axial load, bending and shear; design of simple one-way members including beams, columns, slabs and footings. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: CIVL 332.
CIVL 432 (3) Advanced Structural Steel Design
Design of steel structures to resist vertical and lateral loads. Floor and roof systems including conceptual layout, floor deck, beams, joists, trusses, and columns. Stability issues and limit states design. Connections and construction aspects. Seismic design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of CIVL 331, CIVL 332.
CIVL 433 (3) Advanced Concrete Design
Design of continuous reinforced concrete building frames and structures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 430.
CIVL 435 (3) Advanced Structural Analysis
Shear flow, shear deformation, St. Venant torsion, warping torsion, P-delta and geometric stiffness, buckling of columns and frames, cylindrical shells, beams on elastic foundation, shear wall analysis, elasto-plastic analysis. Introduction to the finite element method. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 332.
CIVL 436 (3) Matrix Structural Analysis and Dynamics
Further techniques in matrix structural analysis; non-rigid supports, temperature-shrinkage effects, computer implementation; matrix representation of structural dynamics; mode shapes, natural frequencies, continuous systems; lumped mass models, modal analysis, response spectra. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 332.
CIVL 437 (3) Introduction to Ship Structures
Structural theory and practice of ship structural design; longitudinal and transverse strength of hull girder; plates and shells; matrix analysis; introduction to classification society rules; ship section design synthesis; finite element analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of CIVL 332, MECH 360.
CIVL 439 (3) Design of Timber Structures
Design of timber structural elements using limit states design principles; joints and fasteners, sawn lumber and engineered wood products, light frame systems and shear walls. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of CIVL 230, WOOD 376.
Equivalency: WOOD 476.
CIVL 440 (3) Transportation Engineering II
Traffic operations and network analysis: traffic studies and data design; traffic stream flow and roadway analysis; weaving and interchange ramp analysis; intersection traffic control measures and control design; progressive signal system design; flows prediction; road network simulation and assignment algorithms; motor vehicle accident analysis; field exercises. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 340.
CIVL 441 (3) Transportation Planning and Analysis
Transportation systems planning and analysis: data needs; surveys and analysis; sampling techniques; trip generation; trip distribution; modal choice; trip assignment; traffic impact studies; system evaluation. Credit will be granted for only one of CIVL 441, CIVL 583 or PLAN 535. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: CIVL 340. Fourth-year standing.
CIVL 445 (3) Engineering Design and Analysis I
Integration and application of previously acquired knowledge and skills to find design solutions. Focus on conceptual designs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2*-0-4]
Prerequisite: APSC 201 and fourth-year standing.
CIVL 446 (2) Engineering Design and Analysis II
Integration and application of previously acquired knowledge and skills to find design solutions. Extends the conceptual design of CIVL 445 into detailed design projects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2*-0-2]
Prerequisite: CIVL 445.
CIVL 447 (2) Environmental Engineering Design and Analysis
Integration and application of previously acquired knowledge and skills to find design solutions. Extends the conceptual design of CIVL 445 into detailed environmental design projects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2*-0-2]
Prerequisite: CIVL 445.
CIVL 478 (3) Building Science
Building science concepts associated with the design of modern buildings, focusing particularly on the building envelope's role in environmental separation, controlling the movement of heat, air, and water in liquid and vapour states. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing.
CIVL 492 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Civil Engineering
Independent studies on a special topic. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 498 (1-6) d Topics in Civil Engineering
Seminar or lecture. Registration will take place on the first day of class by the Instructor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 504 (2) Seismicity and Seismic Design Parameters
Causes of earthquakes. Fault mechanisms. Wave motions. Magnitudes and intensities. Regional seismicity and risk analysis. Attenuation of ground motion parameters with distance. Development of site specific ground motions. Selection of earthquake records and construction of design spectra. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 505 (3) Seismic Response of Structures
Response of structures to earthquakes; concept of ductility; development of seismic design codes. Hierarchy of analytical tools; quasi-static, modal, and nonlinear analyses. Modelling of structures. Soil-structure interaction. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 506 (2) Seismic Design of Concrete Structures
Application of seismic design principles to the design of concrete structures with particular emphasis on building structures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 507 (3) Dynamics of Structures I
Fundamental analysis of simple structures subjected to dynamic loadings; vibration problems in structures; linear and nonlinear structural response of simple systems; numerical methods for practical vibration analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 508 (3) Dynamics of Structures II
Dynamic response of discrete and continuous systems; structural property matrices and eigenvalue problem; introduction to random vibrations; wave propagation analysis; experimental techniques and computer modelling. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 509 (3) Nonlinear Structural Analysis
Nonlinear behaviour of structures and the formulation of elements to model such behaviour; solution strategies; nonlinear material and section response; nonlinear dynamic analysis; nonlinear geometry; application of nonlinear analysis in engineering practice. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 510 (3) Behaviour of Steel Structures
Elastic response; elastic limit; capacity design; non-elastic stability problems of members and frames; plastic design and analysis; connection design for ultimate loads. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 511 (3) Advanced Topics in Steel Structures
Seismic design of steel buildings; composite design; welding of steel; corrosion protection; application of CAD in steel design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 513 (3) Concrete Structures
Response of prestressed and non-prestressed concrete elements and structures; comparison of analytical predictions and experimental results; simplified design procedures. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
CIVL 515 (3) Bridge Design and Construction
Performance requirements, loads, conceptual and detailed design, approximate methods of analysis, erection methods, bridge and foundation types, case studies from recent designs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 516 (3) Behaviour of Timber Structures
Behaviour of timber structural elements using limit states design principles; joints and fasteners, sawn lumber and engineered wood products, light frame systems and shear walls. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 517 (3) Advanced Topics in Timber Structures
Design of timber structural systems using limit states design principles; non-standard connectors, timber-concrete composites, cross-laminated timber and hybrid systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 518 (3) Reliability and Structural Safety
Probability theory and random variables. Performance functions and probability of non-performance: simulations and FORM/SORM methods. Applications. System reliability. Time-dependent reliability and introduction to stochastic processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 520 (3) Construction Planning and Control
Planning of civil engineering projects using networking techniques and time space methods. Treatment of resources and cash flow. Activity planning. Concepts of control at the project and activity levels. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 521 (3) Construction Methods and Performance
Case studies in construction methods and solutions to construction site operation problems. Construction productivity, performance measurement, safety, quality, and other production issues. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0-0]
CIVL 522 (3) Project and Construction Economics
Application of the principles of engineering economics, economics and systems analysis techniques to the mathematical modeling of civil engineering projects. Topics treated: modeling of capital expenditures, revenues and operating expenditures, project financing, sensitivity analysis, risk analysis and management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 523 (3) Project Management for Engineers
Perspectives of project management as it relates to civil engineering. Case studies are used to illustrate key issues. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 524 (3) Legal Aspects of Project and Construction Management
Legal issues of construction contracts, bidding processes, negligence, insurance, bonding, liens, and labour law. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 525 (3) Developing Computer Applications for Civil Engineering
Software analysis and design for civil engineers; overview of internet, databases, and programming languages. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 526 (3) Virtual Design and Construction
Creation and use of building information models (BIM) for managing the construction process. 3D parametric modeling, 4D modeling, design coordination, model-based cost estimating, BIM performance measurement, and integrated project delivery methods. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 527 (2) Specialized Concretes
Production, properties, durability and applications of various specialized concretes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 528 (2) Advanced Concrete Technology
Pore structure, permeability and transport properties of concrete with and without mineral and chemical admixtures, damage modeling and application of linear and non-linear fracture mechanics, fiber reinforcement of concrete, strain-rate effects, fatigue and impact resistance, durability. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 420.
CIVL 529 (2) Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Infrastructure
Non-destructive testing, repair, rehabilitation, strengthening, high performance plain and fiber reinforced concrete, shotcrete, fibre reinforced polymer laminates, analysis, case studies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 535 (3) Elasticity
Kinematics of deformable bodies. Strain and stress tensors. Tensor transformations. Elastic constitutive laws. Orthotropy and isotropy. Energy theorems. Principles of virtual work. Stress waves. Introduction to plasticity and linear viscoelasticity. Credit given for only one of MECH 561 and CIVL 535. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 536 (3) Plasticity
Elastic-plastic strains, yield criteria, flow rules, limit theorems. Plastic collapse in frames and plates. Applications to beam bending, and axisymmetric problems. Linear viscoelasticity and viscoplasticity. Credit given for only one of MECH 568 or CIVL 536. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 537 (3) Computational Mechanics I
Numerical techniques, weighted residual methods, finite differences, finite elements. Formulations using energy principles, shape functions, conformity, stiffness and mass matrices. Consistent load vectors. Applications to linear problems. Numerical integration and equation solvers. Dynamic problems. Introduction to nonlinear problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 538 (3) Computational Mechanics II
Finite elements for geometrically nonlinear problems: Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations. Review of constitutive models: Finite elements for materially nonlinear problems. Incremental formulations. Iterative solution algorithms. Application to project type problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 537.
CIVL 539 (3) Advanced Theory of Structures
Shearflow, shear deformation, St. Venant torsion, geometric stiffness and buckling of structural components and systems, lateral torsional buckling, beams on elastic foundation, theory of plates and shells, energy methods. Credit will be granted for only one of CIVL 435 or CIVL 539. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 540 (3) Advanced Coastal Engineering
Wave theories; wave shoaling, refraction, diffraction and reflection; tides and currents; random waves; wave generation; coastal structures; sedimentation; mixing processes; harbours design; coastal modeling. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 541 (3) Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Analysis of density stratified flows with application to water quality problems in inland and coastal waters. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 542 (3) Physical Limnology
Physical processes that affect the behaviour of lakes, including reservoirs, water filled mine pits, mine tailings ponds and other standing water bodies. Impacts of these processes on water quality, and methods used in the rehabilitation of lakes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 543 (3) Turbulent Fluid Dynamics
Physical and mathematical models of turbulent flow suitable for engineering estimates and predictions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 544 (3) Computational Open Channel Hydraulics
Overview of 1-D, 2-D, and 3-D fixed and mobile bed formulations. Application to flooding, river morphology, erosion and scour prediction. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0]
CIVL 545 (3) Methods in Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Data acquisition, pre- and post processing in the field, laboratory, and numerical modeling. Overview from experimental design to final presentation of results. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 546 (3) Fluvial Hydraulics
Hydraulics of flow in rivers. Sediment transport, flow resistance, river morphology, stable channel design, bank erosion and scour; effects of engineering works on river systems; river restoration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 547 (2) Estuary Hydraulics
Estuary dynamics and estuary classification; the effect of engineering works on salinity intrusion; physics of estuary pollution and the use of computer and hydraulic models. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 548 (3) Numerical Modelling of Surface Water Quality
Development and application of water quality models for lakes, rivers, estuaries, and reservoirs. Derivation of differential equations of pollutant transport; kinetic relationships for physical and chemical transformation of substances; numerical and analytical solutions to transport equations; calibration and verification. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 551 (2) Advanced Hydrology
Modelling hydrologic runoff processes. Flow forecasting models for mountain watersheds. Estimation of design rainfall and snowmelt. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 555 (3) Optimization and Heuristic Approaches for Civil Engineering Systems
Optimization and simulation and their use in civil engineering design, analysis, and operation. Problem formulation, classical solution techniques, and heuristic approaches, and their applications to the disciplines within civil engineering are addressed. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 556 (3) Modeling and Optimization of Civil Engineering Systems
Applications of practical simulation and optimization software systems and operations research methodologies in design, analysis, and operation of civil engineering systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 301.
CIVL 557 (2) Toxic and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal
Environmental impact of disposal of toxic and hazardous wastes. Treatment technology for detoxification. Landfill disposal and self attenuation in landfills and underlying soils. Incineration of municipal wastes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 558 (2) Water Resources Infrastructure
Case history studies of local infrastructure used for controlling and utilizing water, including hydroelectric projects, developments on alluvial fans and floodplains and management of transportation corridors. Emphasis on engineering and environmental aspects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 559 (3) Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology
Processes for removing and mitigating impurities that are not effectively removed in conventional water and waste treatment practice; investigation of disposal practices that make use of the impurities as a resource. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of CIVL 565, CIVL 569 and equivalent background experience.
CIVL 560 (3) Sanitary Engineering Design
Design problems in water and sewage treatment, with emphasis on the hydraulic and sanitary engineering considerations. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 561 (3) Investigation, Risk Assessment and Management of Chemicals in Geo-Environment
Sampling, investigations, fate and transport of chemicals in soil, water, sediment, biota and air; exposure pathways assessment and toxicological principles for receptors; risk-based approach to site remediation, treatment and control technologies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 562 (3) Environmental Contaminant Analysis Laboratory
An advanced laboratory course to familiarize the student with environmental engineering laboratory procedures, instrumental analyis, sampling techniques and data analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: One of CIVL 407, CHBE 364.
CIVL 563 (3) Unit Operations and Unit Processes in Sanitary Engineering
Laboratory classroom and field assessments of sanitary engineering operations and processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 569.
CIVL 564 (2) Engineering Management of Solid Wastes
Characteristics of solid wastes; introduction to solid waste collection, treatment and disposal. Evaluation of current practice and analysis of future potential of landfills, composting, combined treatment, recycle and re-use. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 565 (3) Physical-Chemical Treatment Processes
Development of the principles of selected physical and chemical treatment unit operations. Applications in both water and wastewater treatment. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 566 (2) Transport and Mixing of Pollutants in Aquatic Systems
Mixing and dispersion of pollutants in inland and coastal waters. Pollutants associated with pulp mills, waste treatment plants, mining operations and other sources. Natural processes (physical, chemical, and biological) affecting the ultimate fate and impact of these pollutants. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Corequisite: CIVL 416.
CIVL 569 (4) Biological Wastewater Treatment
Development of the principles of secondary, biological treatment processes, with application to both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment. Discussion of different treatment methodology, incorporating both aerobic and anaerobic microbiological processes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: MICB 300.
CIVL 570 (3) Advanced Soil Mechanics
Soil composition and geological factors affecting engineering properties, stress and strain at a point, principle of effective stress, stress-strain relations; theories of primary and secondary consolidation, settlement; shear testing equipment, stress-strain and strength behaviour of soil under static and dynamic loading. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 311.
CIVL 572 (3) Environmental Geotechnique
Physical-chemical properties of clays, chemical effects on soils, site investigation for chemical sensitivity, contaminant fate and transport, environmental regulations, in-situ and laboratory tests; design of dewatering, containment, remediation systems including slurry/reactive walls, liners, covers. Case studies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 573 (2) Numerical Methods in Soil Mechanics
Application to geotechnical problems including stress, seepage, consolidation, and risk. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 574 (3) Experimental Soil Mechanics
Field and laboratory experimental studies of advanced aspects of soil behaviour; compressibility; shear strength; pore water pressure; dynamic tests; advanced instrumentation and measurement techniques; research reports required. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 570.
CIVL 575 (2) Constitutive Models for Soil
Non-linear elasticity; plasticity models including CamClay, UBC Sand and NorSand; applicability of models to specific engineering problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 577 (3) Soil Exploration for Engineering Design
Advanced methods of subsurface investigation; determination of stratigraphy and engineering properties by in-situ testing. Emphasis on field work and interpretation of results. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 570.
CIVL 579 (2) Geosynthetics
Material properties; standard tests data; soil-geosynthetic interaction; design of reinforced soil structures (walls, slopes, embankments); design of filtration and drainage works; design of geomembrane-lined waste containment facilities; regulatory requirements; case history applications. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 311.
CIVL 580 (3) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Local site effects, soil-structure-interaction, liquefaction, seismic slope stability, seismic design of retaining structures; advanced methods in geotechnical earthquake engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 581 (3) Soil Dynamics for Design Practice
Seismic loading and its effect on earth structures; dynamic response of single, and multi-degree of freedom systems and continuous systems; behaviour of soil under dynamic loading; pore pressure generation and liquefaction effects; seismicity and seismic design parameters; dynamic analysis of earth structures; seismic design of soil-structure systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: CIVL 570.
CIVL 582 (3) Transportation Engineering Impacts
Methods to measure, predict and evaluate impacts of transportation modes. Discussion of measures to reduce impacts. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 583 (3) Urban Engineering Methods and Models
The application of urban analysis methods and models to the design of municipal and transportation engineering systems. Credit will be granted for only one of CIVL 441, CIVL 583 or PLAN 535. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 584 (3) Applications of Advanced Computer Techniques in Civil Engineering
Applications of artificial intelligence, neural networks, fuzzy logic and computer simulation to civil engineering problems involving uncertainty. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 586 (3) Urban Transportation System Analysis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 587 (3) Urban Transportation Economics and Policy
Fundamental principles of economics applied to transportation system analysis and policy evaluation: demand analysis, discrete choice modeling, congestion pricing, revenue forecast, transportation cost, project finance and evaluation, and regulation and organization of transportation services. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 589 (3) Traffic Flow Theory
A discussion of the various traffic flow distribution models, gap acceptance, queuing processes, traffic flow simulation with applications to intersection design, signal system design and control of urban freeways. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0]
CIVL 592 (1-6) c Directed Studies in Civil Engineering
Independent studies not related to thesis work. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 595 (0) Graduating Paper
CIVL 596 (2-6) d Project in Civil Engineering
For M.Eng. students only. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 597 (1) Seminar
Presentations and discussions of current research topics in various disciplines of Civil Engineering. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 598 (1-6) d Topics in Civil Engineering
Seminar or lecture. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 599 (6-12) c M.A.Sc. Thesis
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
CIVL 699 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

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