Agenda Item FA 14-13

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Graduate)

(School of Engineering/Civil): New Course and Programs of Study Changes (1 package)

04/03/14: Passed

04/15/14: Approved

Log Number: 201401-25

School of Engineering/Civil – Graduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program                        
MS in Civil Engineering - Civil Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
Add an elective in groundwater flow and contaminant transport to the current MS Civil Engineering degree program. There currently is no such class whereas in most MS Civil Engineering programs, such a course is in the curriculum.

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Add a new course

Advanced Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport (3 crs)


Beginning graduate (5xxx)


"CWR4202C: Hydraulic Engineering"

Course Description:

Prerequisite: CWR4202C: Hydraulic Engineering. This course addresses the study and evaluation of groundwater flow within aquifers. The course includes a general overview of groundwater geology, groundwater hydraulics, the hydrologic cycle, well hydraulics, aquifer testing, salt-water/freshwater interface, and fate and transport of contaminants. Advanced topics include the derivation of the groundwater flow equation, development of mathematical solutions to groundwater problems, and modeling of groundwater flow or contaminant transport. Each student will be required to develop a final course project as well as develop a lecture on an assigned groundwater topic related to a recent published journal article.