Agenda Item FA 13-05

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

CCEC - School of Engineering/Civil Engineering

New Courses and Programs of Study Changes (3 packages)

02/07/13: Passed

02/13/13: Approved

Log Number: 201208-73

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering - Graduate


Add a new concentration to an existing program

MS in Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Major Civil Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

 

This application aims at consolidating the concentrations in the MSCE program into one MSCE program. The concentrations in Geotech/Structural and Water Recourses/Environmental are being eliminated a form a general MS in Civil Engineering degree. Also, five new courses are being added. The names of the added courses are Operational Analysis of Transportation Facilities (TTE 5xxx), Advanced Highway Geometric Design (TTE 5xxx), Intelligent Transportation Systems (TTE 6xxx), Traffic Signal Systems (TTE 5xxx), and Highway Safety Analysis (TTE 6xxx). Currently, the MS program in Civil Engineering has two concentrations while the other two programs (EE and ME) have a general focus area. The intent of this action is to generalize the MS program in Civil Engineering, similar to what we have for MSEE and MSME programs. 

(Click here to view the Program of study)  

 

 

Add a new course Operational Analysis of Transportation Facilities 
(3 crs)
TTE  Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"TTE4004: Transportation Engineering"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides a detailed coverage of capacity and level of service analysis of freeways, surface streets, signalized and unsignalized intersections using methodologies of the Highway Capacity Manual.

 

 

Add a new course Advanced Highway Geometric Design (3 crs) TTE  Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"TTE4004: Transportation Engineering"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides a detailed coverage of the principles and techniques necessary for the design of the highway geometric elements. Emphasis will be on the design criteria and methods necessary to prepare a set of highway plans.

 

 

Add a new course

Intelligent Transportation Systems

(3 crs)
TTE  Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"TTE4004: Transportation Engineering"

Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course is intended to increase student's understanding of the application of advanced computer and communications technologies (Intelligent Transportation Engineering - ITS) to address improvements in transportation and in the areas of safety, productivity, and general mobility. The student will learn the application of these technologies in the multimodal surface transportation infrastructure of highways and streets, as well as passenger cars, trucks, and trains.

 

Add a new course Traffic Signal Systems (3 crs) TTE  Beginning graduate (5xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"TTE4004: Transportation Engineering"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides comprehensive coverage of the timing of coordinated traffic signal systems with an emphasis on computer analysis and simulation, including a treatment of the following topics: data collection, timing analysis via Synchro, time-space diagrams, controller functions for coordination, field implementation, traffic responsive operation, project evaluation, and system maintenance.

 

Add a new course Highway Safety Analysis (3 crs) TTE  Graduate (6xxx) XXX

Prerequisites:    
"TTE4004: Transportation Engineering"
Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

This course provides a detailed coverage of safety analysis using methodologies of the Highway Safety Manual developed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).Topics covers include; crash modification factors, safety performance functions, principles and techniques used in identification and evaluation of high crash locations, and corrective measures to enhance highway safety.

 

 

Log Number: 201208-74

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering - Graduate

 

Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

MS in Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Major Geotechnical/Structural Concentration


Summary of the Changes:

The Geotechnical/Structural concentration along with the Water Resources/Environmental are terminated to allow a general MSCE degree without specific concentration, similar to what we have in our other two MS program in the school of engineering, i.e., MSEE and MSME programs. Therefore, another APC application to form a general MSCE program has been submitted.

(Click here to view the Program of study) 

Log Number: 201208-75

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering - Graduate  


Terminate a degree-major-concentration of an existing program
MS in Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Major Water Resources/Environmental Concentration

 

Summary of the Changes:

The Water Resources/Environmental along with the Geotechnical/Structural concentration are terminated to form a general MSCE degree without specific concentration, similar to what we have in our other two MS program in the school of engineering, i.e., MSEE and MSME programs. Therefore, another APC application to form a general MSCE program has been submitted.   
(Click here to view the Program of study)