Agenda Item FA 13-49

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Graduate)

(School of Engineering/Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering): New Courses (8 packages)- Approved

12/05/13: Passed

12/13/13: Approved

Log Number: 201308-5

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Graduate

 

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Risk Assessment (3 crs)

CGN

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"STA3032: (GM) Prob/Statistics for Engrs"
AND "PHY2048: Calculus-Based Physics I"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will provide risk analysis and quantification for design and engineering. The course will introduce important concepts such as: probability concepts and distributions, hypothesis testing, extremes, sampling and resampling of methodology, uncertainties, hazards in the environment, complexity and sustainability, tectonics, storms, flooding, droughts, environmental hazards, and risk applications. Prerequisites for this course are STA3032:(GM)Prob/Statistics for Engrs and PHY2048:Calculus-Based Physics I.

 

Log Number: 201308-7

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Graduate

 

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Field Methods (3 crs)

CGN

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CGN6933: Water Wave Mechanics"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will expose the student to the conception, design, logistics, and execution of field experiments and data gathering exercises in the coastal environment. Topics will include: beach profile surveying, sand sampling and analysis, wave gauge deployment, riverine and tidal current measurements, and surf zone wave and current measurements. Note that some courses will be taught off campus, in the surrounding waterways. Prerequisite: CGN6933 Water Wave Mechanics

 

Log Number: 201308-9

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Graduate

 

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Water Wave Mechanics (3 crs)

CGN

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CWR3201: Fluid Mechanics"
AND "MAP2302: (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will first provide an introduction to hydromechanics and then present the development and solution of the basic boundary value problem for water waves. Engineering properties of waves will then be examined including: shoaling, refraction, breaking, bed dissipation, and wave forces on structures. Prerequisites are CWR3201 - fluid Mechanics and MAP2302 - (GM) Ordinary Differential Equations.

 

Log Number: 201308-11

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Graduate

 

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Port and Harbor Engineering
(3 crs)

CGN

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CGN6933: Intro to Coastal and Port Engineering"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course will develop a working knowledge of various aspects of port and harbor design, focusing less on theoretical hydrodynamics and more on practical aspects of design. Prerequisite course: CGN6933 - Intro to Coastal & Port Engineering

 

Log Number: 201308-15

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Graduate

 

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Coastal & Estuarine Hydrodynamics (3 crs)

CGN

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"CWR3201: Fluid Mechanics"
AND "MAP2302: (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations"
Co-requisites:   
None

 

Course Description:

Linear wave theory is introduced at the beginning of the course. The remainder of the course stresses nearshore wave processes, the physics of longwave hydrodynamics, and estuarine processes. The course culminates with an application of coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics.
Prerequisites: CWR3201 - Fluid Mechanics and MAP2302 - (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations

 

Log Number: 201308-16

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Graduate

 

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Numerical Modeling of Coastal Systems (3 crs)

CGN

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
"CWR3201: Fluid Mechanics"
AND "MAP2302: (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course covers fundamentals of numerical methods and development of programming techniques to solve problems in coastal, civil and environmental engineering. Thie course requires substantial computer use via numerical codes in languages such as Matlab and FORTRAN. Standard topics, including Taylor series, solving systems of equations with direct and indirect methods, interpolation, root finding, numerical differentiation, finite difference approximations, time stepping methods and numerical integration, are treated in a context-based approach involving applications drawn from coastal, civil and environmental engineering. This course will provide the requisite material for courses and research in numerical modeling, field observation, and engineering and design of coasts and ports.
Prerequisites for this course are CWR3201 - Fluid Mechanics and MAP2302: (GM) Ordinary Differential Equations

 

Log Number: 201308-17

 School of Engineering/Civil Engineering – Graduate

 

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Advanced Numerical Modeling of Coastal Systems (3 crs)

CGN

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:    
"MAP2302: (GM) Ordinary Differ Equations"
AND "CWR3201: Fluid Mechanics"

Co-requisites:    
None

Course Description:

Finite element methods are introduced at the beginning of the course. The remainder of the course stresses the utility of numerical models in examining coastal and estuarine systems. Concepts of model building and code execution are covered culminating in a parallelized HPC (high-performance computing) numerical situation.
Prerequisites are: MAP2302 - (GM) Ordinary Differential Equations and CWR3201: Fluid Mechanics.

 

Log Number: 201305-0

School of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering – Graduate

 

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Finite Elem Mod and Analy

EML

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

508

The course should be offered as a 6000-level course as the content includes advanced engineering analysis and in-depth sophisticated applications of the theory. The pre-requisites for the courses are removed, except that students must have graduate standing or have the permission of the instructor. The material fee was modified to not include a dollar amount.
New Course Description:

Students will be exposed to the theoretical background and real life applications of finite element modeling and analysis. Topics will include modeling and analysis of mechanical systems, including stiffness matrices, load and boundary conditions, degrees of freedom, and mesh techniques. In-house modeling and analysis software will be used. (A material fee of $40 will be assessed.) Prerequisite for this course is Mechanical Engineering graduate standing or permission by instructor.