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The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar
2011-2012 Academic Year

Applied Science Courses of Instruction Civil Engineering Courses

Civil Engineering Courses
CIVL 200 Civil Week I - Professional Skills F .5-1-1  2.5

Within a team structure involving second, third, and fourth year Civil Engineering students and a faculty advisor, students will engage in a range of exercises designed to promote written and verbal communication, decision making, team building and engineering design skills. Lectures, workshops, design charettes and both individual and team assignments will be utilized to enhance learning. (0/0/14/7/7)

   
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CIVL 201 Professional Skills F/W .5-1-1 2.5
Within a team structure potentially involving second, third, and fourth year Civil Engineering students and a faculty advisor, students will engage in a range of exercises designed to promote written and verbal communication, decision making, team building and engineering design skills. Lectures, workshops, design charettes and both individual and team assignments will be utilized to enhance learning. This course is available only to select students, under exceptional or extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the Head of the Department and the Undergraduate Chair. (0/0/14/7/7) (This course may not be offered every year).
PREREQUISITE: Permission of the Department
EXCLUSION: CIVL 200
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CIVL 210 Chemistry for Civil Engineers F 3-1-1  5
Application of fundamental chemistry principles with respect to their sources, reactions, effects and fates in civil and environmental engineering systems. Topics will include chemical equilibria, stoichiometry and reaction kinetics; electrochemistry and corrosion; adsorption and ion exchange; solubility and precipitation; coagulation; microbiological reactions and kinetics; biochemical, chemical and theoretical oxygen demand; acidity, alkalinity and hardness; as well as biogeochemical cycles. These concepts will be further developed and applied in tutorial and laboratory modules. A design-based laboratory is conducted as part of this course. (0/15/0/30/15) PREREQUISITES: APSC 131, APSC 132      
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CIVL 215 Materials for Civil Engineers  W 3-1-.5  4.5
The basic properties, structure and behaviour of various civil engineering materials will be studied including materials used in structural engineering, hydrotechnincal engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental engineering. This will include concrete, steel, water, soil and biological materials. Interaction between materials will be examined. Laboratory experiments will be used to demonstrate material behaviour. (0/12/0/32/10)   PREREQUISITE: APSC 151     
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CIVL 220 Statics and Solid Mechanics F 3-.25-.75 4
Review of statics, forces and equilibrium, internal forces in simple structures; axial, torsion, shear and moment diagrams; concepts of stress and strain; mechanical properties of materials; centroids and moments of areas; axial stress; flexural stress;  shear stress in shafts and beams; calculation of displacement by integration; introduction to combined loading; introduction to column buckling. This course is designed primarily for mechanical engineering students. (0/0/0/48/0) PREREQUISITES: APSC 111, APSC 171. Permission of the department for students not registered in Mechanical Engineering
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CIVL 222 Numerical Methods for Civil Engineers W 4-1-0  5
This course introduces the basics of numerical analysis and the use of computer software (MATLAB) for civil engineering analysis. Error analysis, numerical differentiation and integration, root finding, derivation and numerical solution of partial differential equations using finite difference methods, and optimization are among the topics covered. All problems emphasize engineering applications. (45/0/0/15/0) PREREQUISITES: MTHE 224 (MATH 224) or MTHE 225 (MATH 225) or MTHE 226 (MATH 226)
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CIVL 230 Solid Mechanics I F 3-.5-1  4.5
Review of statics, forces, and equilibrium, internal forces in simple structures; axial, torsion, shear and moment diagrams; concepts of stress and strain; mechanical properties of materials; centroids and moments of areas; axial stress; flexural stress; shear stress in shafts and beams; calculation of displacement by integration; introduction to combined loading; introduction to column buckling. (0/0/0/54/0) PREREQUISITE: APSC 111, APSC 171
EXCLUSION: CIVL 220
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CIVL 231 Solid Mechanics II W 3-.5-1  4.5
Calculation of bending displacements using moment-area methods; introduction to statically indeterminate systems; combined loading; stress and strain transformations; columns; energy methods; non-linear material behaviour; two-dimensional elasticity; advanced torsion problems.  (0/0/0/54/0)  PREREQUISITE: CIVL 230       
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CIVL 250 Hydraulics I W 3-.5-.5  4
Fluid properties, fluid statics, basic equations of fluid flow: Continuity, Momentum, Euler's Equation of Motion, Linear Momentum Equation and Bernoulli's Equation. Flow of real fluid in closed conduits: friction losses and local energy losses. Pipeline flows in engineering practice. (0/4/0/22/22)
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CIVL 260 Civil Engineering Design I F 3-.5-.5  4
The objectives of this introductory course are: to introduce students to engineering design and the challenges and excitement of the civil engineering profession; to develop written and oral communications skills; to develop an appreciation and ability for teamwork, creativity and time/project management; to develop skills in idea generation, creative problem solving, and research; and to develop skills in using computer applications in engineering design and analysis. The course exposes students to civil engineering design through case studies and group projects. Students are expected to learn about the design process through practice and, where possible, through implementation. Design projects are team-based and as such students need to learn how to work effectively with their peers. Sketching and AutoCAD are also be introduced and used. The design principles and concepts introduced will be used in follow-on courses throughout students' degrees.  (0/0/12/12/24)
~COURSE DELETED in 2011-2012
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CIVL 300 Civil Week - Professional Skills F .5-1-1  2.5
Within a team structure involving second, third, and fourth year Civil Engineering students and a faculty advisor, students will engage in a range of exercises designed to promote written and verbal communication, decision making, team building and engineering design skills. Lectures, workshops, design charettes and both individual and team assignments will be utilized to enhance learning. (0/0/14/7/7) PREREQUISITE: CIVL 200        
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CIVL 306 Leadership and Teamwork Skills
The objective of this short course is to develop a sound understanding of leadership and teamwork, and to apply these skills in both small group and large group settings. The course is based on the premise that all engineers, at various stages of their career, will be called upon to be both leaders and team members. (0/0/14/0/0)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
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CIVL 320 Infrastructure Rehabilitation
This course deals with evaluation of the deterioration of the infrastructure and the design of rehabilitation measures. Items discussed include corrosion of reinforcement in concrete, microbiological corrosion of buried pipelines, asphalt deterioration and repair, deterioration of timber in buildings, and issues of sustainability of infrastructure. Design techniques to reduce deterioration in new construction are also discussed. The laboratory portion involves some of the test methods used to evaluate deterioration and field trips to observe some common forms of deterioration. (0/0/0/28/14)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
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CIVL 330 Structural Analysis  F 3-.5-.5  4
Analysis of statically determinate structures such as trusses and plane frames, calculation of deflections by virtual work. Flexibility and stiffness methods for analyzing statically indeterminate structures. Computer applications of the above methods. (0/0/0/48/0) PREREQUISITES: CIVL 230, CIVL 231       
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CIVL 331 Structural Design I W 3-.5-.5  4
Introduction to Limit States Design, load paths. Dead and live loads for design as specified in the National Building Code of Canada. Design assumptions regarding material properties of structural steel. Design of tension members; bolted connections; design of simple columns; design of beams (laterally supported and laterally unsupported) for flexure and shear; design of bearing stiffeners; design of steel-concrete composite beams; stability analysis; design of beam-columns. Sustainability for building materials; introduction to LEED. (0/0/0/12/36) PREREQUISITES: CIVL 231           
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CIVL 335 Structural Analysis
Analysis of statically determinate structures such as trusses and plane frames, calculation of deflections by virtual work. Flexibility and stiffness methods for analysing statically indeterminate structures. Computer applications of the above methods. (0/0/0/43/5)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 226 or CIVL 228 or permission of the department
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CIVL 336 Structural Steel and Concrete Design
Introduction to limit states design, load paths, sustainability, and life-cycle analysis. Dead and live loads for design as specified in the National Building Code of Canada. Design assumptions regarding material properties of structural steel, concrete, and reinforcing steel. Flexural design of reinforced concrete beams including singly reinforced sections, doubly reinforced sections, T-sections, and one-way slabs. Control of cracking in reinforced concrete beams as specified for design. Flexural design of laterally supported and laterally unsupported structural steel beams. Shear design of structural steel and reinforced concrete beams. Design of tension members in structural steel. Design of axially loaded columns in structural steel and reinforced concrete. (0/0/0/8/40)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 226 or CIVL 228 or permission of the department
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CIVL 337 Concrete Design
Design of continuous beams and one-way slabs; short and slender columns; footings and retaining walls; two-way slabs. Use of strut and tie models. Introduction to prestressed concrete. (0/0/0/12/36) ~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~ PREREQUISITES: CIVL 336 or permission of the department
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CIVL 340 Geotechnical Engineering I F 3-.75-.25 4
An introductory course focussing on the fundamental mechanics of soil materials (gravel, sand, silt and clay) applied to geotechnical engineering problems. Topics studied include: phase relationships; index properties of coarse and fine grained soils; one-dimensional steady state seepage; effective stress; one-dimensional compression and consolidation; drained and undrained shear strength; and lateral earth pressure. Theoretical material is applied to examine real engineering issues with a particular focus on developing design skills and engineering judgement. Students will conduct physical experiments to explore soil behaviour. The important role of geology on the mechanics of geotechnical materials is emphasized through classroom discussions and problem sets. (0/0/0/36/12) PREREQUISITES: CIVL 215 or GEOE 281 (GEOL 281), CIVL 230
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CIVL 341 Geotechnical Engineering II  W 3-.5-.5 4
A course focussing on design issues and methods of analysis for practical geotechnical engineering problems. Topics studied include: site investigation; capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations; two-dimensional steady state seepage; landslides and slope stability. Commercial software will be introduced to perform stability, deformation and seepage analyses. Students will conduct physical experiments to explore how design methods compare with real soil behaviour. The important role of geology in geotechnical design is emphasized through classroom discussions and problem sets.  (0/0/0/12/36) PREREQUISITE: CIVL 340
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CIVL 342 Geotechnical Design
A study of foundation design methods including stress distribution, slope stability, lateral earth pressure, retaining walls, braced walls, anchors, ultimate bearing capacity, foundation design, and piles. (0/0/0/12/36)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 340
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CIVL 350 Hydraulics II F 3-.5-.5  4
Topics in open channel flow including friction, specific energy, free-surface profiles, culverts and hydraulic-jump energy dissipaters. Lake dynamics and environmental hydraulics will be introduced. The basic underlying concepts of water resources and hydrology will be discussed.  (0/0/0/15/33) PREREQUISITE: CIVL 250         
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CIVL 354 Fluid Mechanics
Fluid properties, fluid statics, basic equations of fluid flow: Continuity, Momentum, Euler's Equation of Motion, Linear Momentum Equation and Bernoulli's Equation. Flow of real fluid in closed conduits: friction losses and local energy losses. Pipeline flows in engineering practice. (0/4/0/22/22)
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CIVL 355 Introductory Hydraulic Engineering
Topics in open channel flow including friction, specific energy, free-surface profiles, culverts and hydraulic-jump energy dissipators. Turbomachinery including pump characteristics, pump selection and analysis of combinations of pumps and piping systems. Fluid measurement, lift and drag, cavitation and water hammer, dispersion and diffusion are also discussed. (0/5/0/10/33)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 354
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CIVL 370 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering W 3-.5-.5  4
This course provides an introduction to the science and engineering of environmental issues and problems, with the main goal being the protection of the health and well being of humans and their surroundings. Topics may include an examination of human-induced environmental problems, and the role of technology in dealing with these; the scientific aspects of environmental engineering which are used to quantify and qualify environmental problems; and the technological control of environmental problems. Health and safety issues relating to human and ecosystem exposure to environmental contaminants are emphasized, and local and global examples of environmental problems and solutions are used. (0/0/0/32/16) PREREQUISITE: CIVL 210, or ENCH 211 (CHEM 211)        
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CIVL 371 Groundwater Engineering F 3-.5-.5  4
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of groundwater systems with an emphasis on the engineering design of extraction systems for water supply, site dewatering, and parameter estimation tests. Source water protection methods will be discussed. Equations governing the flow of groundwater, flownets, and capture zones are presented. Detailed case histories are presented. Laboratories make extensive use of commercial grade software for surface and groundwater flow simulation. (0/0/0/32/16) PREREQUISITE: CIVL 210, or ENCH 211 (CHEM 211)
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CIVL 380 Applied Sustainability and Public Health in Civil Engineering W 3-1-0  4
This course introduces concepts and tools to undertake the sustainable design of infrastructure systems. Emphasis is placed on the prevention of environmental and human health damage at the design stage of civil engineering systems. Key concepts of sustainability, natural capital, human-made capital are defined. The rules of "weak" and "strong" sustainability are introduced. Life-cycle analysis, environmental input-output analysis, and quantitative risk assessment are introduced as systems-level approaches and applied to material selection and design decisions of civil engineering systems. Students will apply these techniques in a design project. (12/0/0/24/12) PREREQUISITE: CIVL 215, CIVL 250, or permission of the Department
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CIVL 382 Groundwater
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of groundwater flow with an emphasis on the engineering design of extraction systems for water supply, site dewatering, and parameter estimation tests. Equations governing the flow of groundwater, flownets, and capture zones are presented. A detailed case history is presented. Laboratories make extensive use of commercial groundwater flow simulation software. (0/0/0/32/16)
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PREREQUISITES:  CIVL 340, CIVL 354
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CIVL 400 Civil Week - Professional Skills F .5-1-1  2.5
Within a team structure involving second, third, and fourth year Civil Engineering students and a faculty advisor, students will engage in a range of exercises designed to promote written and verbal communication, decision making, team building and engineering design skills. Lectures, workshops, design charettes and both individual and team assignments will be utilized to enhance learning. (0/0/14/7/7)
* APSC 480 will be considered as a substitute for CIVL 400 and CIVL 460
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 300
COREQUISITE: CIVL 460
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CIVL 409 Engineering Report F .5-0-3 3.5
The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to write and present an engineering report, a task they will often have to fulfil during their careers as practising engineers. The exact nature of these reports varies, but may include proposals, assessments, feasibility studies, evaluations and specifications and communication of results. Since the student will not be expected to have at hand all information normally available to the practising engineer, it is expected that the report will take one of the following forms: a critical review and discussion of the literature on an engineering problem; a report on an engineering project on which the student has worked; or a report on an experimental undertaking. A number of drafts of the report will be submitted according to a fixed time schedule, before the final version is ready for publication. (0/0/30/5/5)
~COURSE DELETED in 2011-2012
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 204
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CIVL 430 Structural Design II: Reinforced Concrete F 3-.25-.75  4
Flexural design of reinforced concrete beams including singly reinforced sections, doubly reinforced sections, T-sections, and one-way slabs. Control of cracking in reinforced concrete beams as specified for design. Design of continuous beams and one-way slabs; short and slender columns; footings deflections; development of reinforcement. A laboratory design project is undertaken in this course.  (0/0/0/12/36)

PREREQUISITES: CIVL 330, CIVL 331
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CIVL 431 STR TE I: Infrastructure Rehabilitation W 3-.5-.5 4
This course deals with evaluation of the deterioration of the infrastructure and the design of rehabilitation measures. Items discussed include corrosion of reinforcement in concrete, microbiological corrosion of buried pipelines, asphalt deterioration and repair, deterioration of timber in buildings, and issues of sustainability of infrastructure. Design techniques to reduce deterioration in new construction are also discussed. The laboratory portion involves some of the test methods used to evaluate deterioration and field trips to observe some common forms of deterioration. (0/0/0/32/16)
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 330, CIVL 430, CIVL 331
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CIVL 434 Structural Design in Steel
Design of tension members; connections; bearing stiffeners, beam and column base plates; beam-columns; steel-concrete composite beams. Introduction to design of cold-formed steel structures. (0/0/0/12/36)
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PREREQUISITES:  CIVL 336 or permission of the department
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CIVL 435 Structural Design in Wood

Design of tension, compression and bending members in lumber and glulam; fastenings. Introduction to lateral load resisting systems. Survey of engineered wood products. Students are required to design and build a wood assembly of dimension lumber to carry a specified load as a term project. (0/0/0/8/28)
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PREREQUISITES: CIVL 336 or permission of the department
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CIVL 436 STR TE II: Prestressed Concrete W 3-0-1 4
Behaviour, analysis and design of pretensioned and post-tensioned concrete systems including simply-supported and continuous beams, and two-way slabs. Considerations of prestress losses, cracking and deflection. A design project is undertaken in this course. Three term-hours, winter; lectures and tutorials. (0/0/0/24/24)
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 330, CIVL 430
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CIVL 439 Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Overview of engineering analysis; introduction to the finite element method and related computer programs; derivation of force-displacement equations; selection of displacement functions; curved boundary elements; general constitutive relations; axisymmetric analysis; substructuring and constraint equations. (16/0/0/26/0)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 335 or permission of the department
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CIVL 443 GEO TE I: Geoenvironmental Design W 3-1-0 4
A design-based course where geotechnical and hydrogeologic principles are applied to study environmentally sustainable disposal of solid waste. Topics studied include: source and nature of waste: disposal options; environmental legislation and regulations; public impact and perception; contaminant transport; use of geosynthetic materials; and design issues and tradeoffs. Students will conduct practical design tasks to investigate the planning, design, construction, operation and post-closure of phases of an engineered waste disposal facility. The important role of geology in geoenvironmental problems is emphasized through classroom discussions, planning a site investigation and constructing a geologic model. (0/0/0/12/36) PREREQUISITES: CIVL 340 or permission of the department
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CIVL 450 Hydraulics III F 3-.5-.5  4
This course introduces students to hydrology and hydrologic design. Key concepts in global hydrology and regional hydrology are introduced. Hydrological processes of precipitation, infiltration, evapotranspiration, runoff, baseflow, and others are covered as well as flood frequency analysis. Minor and major system concepts are covered. Stormwater management principles, concepts and tools are introduced and applied to the design of storm conveyance and storage elements in the built environment.
(12/0/0/24/12)
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 350       
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CIVL 451 HYD TE I: Lake, Reservoir, and Coastal Engineering W 3-.5-.5 4
The fundamental hydraulic processes affecting coastal engineering and water reservoir operation are discussed. Topics include wave theory, wave measurement, wave record analysis, wave transformation, seiches, tides, storm surges, turbulent mixing and transport of pollutants. Student projects are assigned on computational water reservoir modelling, analysis of field data and reservoir operation as well as the design of breakwaters and ocean structures and the use of hydraulic and numerical coastal models. (0/0/0/24/24)
~COURSE NOT OFFERED in 2011-2012
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 350, or permission of the department
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CIVL 452 Hydrology and Water Resources
Topics include: a survey of the water resources of Canada, process definition, measurement and analysis of the principal components of the hydrologic cycle, single site and regional flood frequency analyses, streamflow simulation (single event and continuous) and hydrologic design for both developed areas and natural drainage basins, hydrologic analysis and design for storage projects, erosion and sedimentation, and the effects of ice on streamflow and hydraulic structures. (5/4/0/13/26)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 355
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CIVL 455 HYD TE II: River Engineering W 3-.5-.5 4
A course in the basics of river engineering including the study of alluvial processes, the prediction and consequences of sediment transport, the design of measures to control erosion and accretion, and the design of dams, spillways and diversions. Critical aspects in the design of river engineering structures and assessment of environmental impact of river engineering projects are discussed. The use of physical and numerical models in the practice of river engineering is illustrated. The principles of natural channel design, stream restoration, and bioengineering in river environments are also addressed. (0/0/0/24/24)
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 350 or permission of the Department
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CIVL 456 Coastal Engineering
This course covers basic wave theory, wave measurement, wave statistics, wave record analysis, wave transformation, tides, water levels and storm surges. It introduces design of breakwaters and ocean structures, and uses hydraulic and numerical coastal models. The final projects consist of the design of a breakwater, design of a hydraulic model of the breakwater and testing with the hydraulic model to determine breakwater stability. Environmental considerations, coastal zone management, coastal sediment transport and design in the coastal zone are also treated. (0/0/0/24/24)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~
PREREQUISITES:  CIVL 354, CIVL 355
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CIVL 457 River Morphodynamics
An overview of river morphology and morphodynamics is presented. Topics covered include: hydraulics of flow in river channels; interaction of flow with the moveable river bed and banks; mechanics and quantification of sediment transport; sediment transport continuity equation; bed forms and resistance to flow; regime (or stable) channels and their computation; river adjustments of equilibrium and related cross-sectional and planform changes, including meandering and braiding; geometry and mechanics of meandering streams; local scour and related problems.  Computer-aided study of alluvial river processes will be discussed. (0/0/0/24/24)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~
PREREQUISITE: CIVL 355
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CIVL 460 Civil Engineering Design II FW .5-2.75-2.75  6
This fourth year design capstone course has student teams undertake a comprehensive engineering design project which involves the creative, interactive process of designing a structure/system to meet a specified need subject to economic, health, safety and environmental constraints. The teams will work in collaboration with an industry partner. Each team will submit an engineering report and make an oral presentation (0/0/10/31/31)
* APSC 480 will be considered as a substitute for CIVL 400 and CIVL 460
COREQUISITE: CIVL 400
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CIVL 467 Civil Engineering Design Project
Student teams undertake a comprehensive engineering design project which involves the creative, interactive process of designing a structure/system to meet a specified need subject to economic, health, safety and environmental constraints. Each team will submit an engineering report and make an oral presentation. (0/0/10/31/31)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~
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CIVL 470 Municipal Water Engineering  F 3-.5-.5  4
Continuing from the introductory material in CIVL 370, this course describes the engineering aspects of the provision of potable water, and the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in the urban environment. Topics include the quality of water supplies and the characteristics of wastewater; estimation of water consumption and sewage generation; the chemical and physical treatment of water for drinking purposes; design of water distribution and wastewater collection systems; physical, chemical and biological wastewater treatment; and effluent and sludge disposal. Alternative urban development strategies are discussed (i.e. water conservation and urban reuse). The laboratories illustrate basic analytical methods which provide data for design of these systems. (0/12/0/18/18) PREREQUISITE: CIVL 370, or permission of the department
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CIVL 471 ENV TE I: Subsurface Contamination W 3-0-1 4
This course deals with subsurface contamination by hazardous industrial liquids such as PCB oils, gasoline, jet fuel, chlorinated solvents and coal tars. The fundamentals of multiphase/multicomponent flow and transport in soil and groundwater are outlined followed by specific treatment of both dense and light non-aqueous phase liquids. The course will examine the subsurface distribution of these liquids, site characterization methods, indoor air intrusion, regulatory apsects, remediation technologies, and selected case histories. (0/0/0/34/14)
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 371, or GEOE 343 (GEOL 343), or permission of the department
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CIVL 472 ENV TE II: Waste Management W 3-0-1 4
This course deals with municipal and hazardous waste management. Waste sources, composition and potential impacts are outlined followed by specific treatments collection and transport, recycling and reuse. A large portion of the course will focus on the processing of municipal and industrial wastes, including biochemical (composting, anaerobic digestion, hydrolysis, fermentation) and thermochemical (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis) treatments, and isolation as management strategies. The course will also examine diversion and energy recovery approaches, and integrated waste management planning. (0/0/0/24/24)
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 210. CIVL 370, or equivalent, or permission of the department
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CIVL 480 Subsurface Contamination by Hazardous Industrial Liquids
This course deals with subsurface contamination by hazardous industrial liquids such as PCE oils, gasoline, jet fuel, chlorinated solvents and coal tars. The fundamentals of multiphase/multicomponent flow and transport will be outlined followed by specific treatments of both dense and light non-aqueous phase liquids. The course will examine the subsurface distribution of these liquids, sampling and detection, clean-up technologies, regulatory aspects, and selected case histories. (0/5/0/19/18)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 382 or GEOL 343 or permission of the department
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CIVL 482 Municipal Water Engineering
This course describes the engineering aspects of the provision of potable water, and the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater in the urban environment. In addition, consideration is given to the movement and treatment of storm water flows. Topics include the quality of water supplies and the characteristics of wastewater; methods for the estimation of water consumption and sewage generation; the chemical and physical treatment of water for drinking purposes; design of water distribution systems; design of wastewater collection systems; physical, chemical and biological wastewater treatment; effluent and sludge disposal; and the financial considerations given to these systems. In addition, alternative urban development strategies are discussed (i.e. water conservation and internal reuse). The laboratories illustrate basic analytical methods which provide data for design of these systems. Students will carry out a design project at the end of the course. (0/10/0/19/19)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2009/10 ~
PREREQUISITES: CIVL 283 or permission of the department
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CIVL 500 Civil Engineering Thesis FW 0-0-4 4
Working closely with a faculty member, students will conduct research on a civil engineering or related applied science topic. Students will: identify a problem; formulate a research question; and devise and implement a research plan. The nature of the research may involve obtaining experimental measurements, performing field testing and/or numerical analysis, and analysing and interpreting research results. Students will prepare a comprehensive, written technical report and will defend their research in an oral examination. Registration is limited to a maximum of twenty (20) students. (0/0/24/24/0)
PREREQUISITES: successful completion of 3rd year civil engineering with a minimum sessional average of 70%
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CIVL 892 Structural Dynamics
Review of one degree of freedom systems, multi-degree of freedom systems, and continuous systems, including analyses in both time and frequency domains; finite element formulation for dynamics of structures; structural response to wind, earthquake and moving vehicles; introduction to random vibration; use of computer programs. A seminar project is usually undertaken in this course. (12/0/0/18/6)
~ COURSE DELETED IN 2008/09 ~
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