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Civil and Environmental Engineering (E)

Note:In order to find a course in the new 4 digit numbering system using an old 3 digit number, please refer to the conversion list below. Before registering for courses with the new 4 digit numbering system, please ensure that you have not previously taken the course in its 3 digit form.

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All Engineering courses are available only to students registered in the Faculty of Engineering unless indicated otherwise.
Civil and Environmental Engineering 2202A/B - Mechanics of Materials
Concept of stress and strain; axially loaded members; second moment of area; elastic torsion of circular shafts; bending and shearing stresses in beams; transformation of stress and strain; stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels; design of beams and introduction to beam deflection.
Antirequisite(s): MME 2202A/B.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 2217A/B - Introduction to Environmental Engineering
A course introducing the application of chemistry and engineering principles to an understanding of environmental issues associated with human activity. Topics include mass and energy transfer, environmental chemistry, water and air pollution, pollutant transport modeling, pollution management, and risk assessment.
Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2210A/B or the former Chemistry 226a/b.
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1024A/B.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 2218A/B - Civil Engineering Systems
Use of systems approach in civil engineering analysis and design. Course topics include: systems thinking; simulation; optimization; and multi-objective analysis. Exposure to, and use of computer-based simulation and optimization tools in solving civil engineering problems.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Engineering Science 1036A/B or Computer Science 1026A/B or the former Computer Science 036a/b, Applied Mathematics 1413.   
Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2411, 2415 or 2413.
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 computer laboratory hour, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 2220A/B - Structural Theory and Design I
A first course in Structural Theory and Design, including a consolidation of material concerning static equilibrium. Free body diagrams; behaviour, analysis and design of trusses and statically determinate beams; Euler buckling; force effect envelopes.
Antirequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 2221A/B - Structural Theory and Design II
A consolidation of the analysis and design of statically determinate structures, and an introduction to the analysis of indeterminate structures. Analysis and design of statically determinate beams and frames; bending of unsymmetric sections; virtual work and energy methods, introduction to indeterminate structural analysis.
Antirequisite(s):
Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2411.
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 1 tutorial hour, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 2224 - Engineering Fluid Mechanics
Basic concepts of fluid mechanics: fluid statics; continuity, momentum and energy equations; vortex flow; flow of real fluids and boundary layers; dimensional analysis. These principles are applied to pipe and open channel flows: steady pipe flows, uniform and gradually-varied flow in open channels; sluice gates, weirs and hydraulic jumps, unsteady flows.
Antirequisite(s):
Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2411.
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 2 tutorial hours, 1.0 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3324A/B - Surveying
The fundamental theory and procedures of plane surveying with application to engineering construction. This course runs in the summer for a period of 15 days (usually three weeks preceding the start of term). Limited enrolment. Preference will be given to students who have completed term 4 of the Civil Engineering program. (39 lecture hours, 59 field work/laboratory hours).
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 4.5 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
Students must attend the first class in order to be enrolled in the class because of the concise nature of the course, and the last date for dropping the course is at the end of classes on the fourth day.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3326 - Soil Mechanics and Hydrogeologic Engineering
Soil classification, clay mineralogy, effective stress principle, site investigation practice. One and two dimensional steady state flow in natural and engineered systems. One dimensional settlement and consolidation theories for clayey soils, shear strength models, assessment of short term slope stability.
Antirequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1.5 tutorial hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 1.0 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3327A/B - International Development for Engineers
The course will assist students to achieve a broad understanding of international development to enable the effective use of engineering in developing countries. The course covers what works and does not work in international development, the results targeted in development work, and effective approaches and methodologies to achieve those ends.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Civil and International Development Option.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3328A/B - Appropriate Technologies for International Development
The course will introduce the concepts of appropriate technology and adaptive technology in the context of international development to students. It will help students identify and appreciate the challenges that civil and environmental engineers face in developing or applying effective and relevant solutions to environmental problems in developing countries, countries in transition and at-need communities in developed countries. The course covers the critical human needs in development, such as housing, transportation, provision of safe water and sanitation, waste management, dependency on biomass as energy source and explores emerging alternatives, such as biogas and biodiesel production. Cross-cutting issues, such as grassroot involvement in the planning and deployment of technology, technical capacity building, and strategies for the financing of waste management in developing countries are also discussed in the course.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Civil and International Development Option.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3340A/B - Structural Theory III
A continuation of CEE 2221A/B. Methods of analysis of structures having a high degree of statistical indeterminacy such as frames, continuous beams and arches. Matrix formulation of the displacement methods and computer oriented analysis. Influence lines for indeterminate structures.
Antirequisite(s):
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3341A/B - Structural Theory IV
This course emphasizes practical aspects of structural analysis. Topics covered in the course include influence lines for indeterminate structures, approximate analysis methods and introduction to the theory of plates.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 3340A/B, Applied Mathematics 2411 or 2415.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3342A/B - Natural Loads and Their Effects
Natural loads and their effect on civil engineering structures are examined and discussed in the context of the National Building Code of Canada. Included are the effects of wind on buildings and structures, an introduction to seismic loads, snow loads on roofs, etc.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 2224.
Corequisite(s): CEE 3340A/B.
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3346A/B - Steel Design
Behaviour and Limit States Design of tension members, columns, beams, beam-columns, and connections. P-delta analyses for unbraced frames. Building systems. Current professional issues in steel construction. Health and safety issues are discussed.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 3340A/B, CEE 3342A/B.
Corequisite(s): CEE 3341A/B.
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 design laboratory/tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3347A/B - Concrete Design
Introduction to reinforced concrete design including serviceability and strength limit states. The background to appropriate building codes is considered with reference to the design of beams, columns, other units and assemblages. The design of small structures and the solution of design problems are included.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 2202A/B, Applied Mathematics 2411 or 2415.
Corequisite(s): CEE 3340A/B.
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3348A/B - Project Management and Engineering Cases
Students develop decision making skills for case histories including those involving project management, natural and environmental hazards (earthquake, floods, etc.) and sustainable development.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second year of the Civil Engineering program or third year of the Integrated Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3355A/B - Municipal Engineering Design
Application of hydraulics and hydrology in design of water-related municipal systems. Topics include municipal water requirements and waste volumes; surface and ground water supplies; water treatment, transportation and distribution; sewerage, drainage and flood control.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 2224.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3358A/B - Structural Design III
Reinforced concrete design, pre-stressed concrete design and an introduction to wood design are covered. The background to appropriate building codes is considered with reference to the design of beams, columns, other units and subassemblies. Solution of design problems is included.
Antirequisite(s): The former CEE 368.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3361A/B - Water Resources Systems Management
Use of systems approach in water resources management. Course topics include: water resources management practice; general systems theory; simulation; optimization; and multi-objective analysis. Exposure to, and use of computer-based simulation and optimization tools in solving water resources management problems.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3362A/B - Drinking Water Quality and Treatment
In the course students will be taught the basic principles of water quality and treatment with particular focus on developing communities. Specific topics will include drinking water quality guidelines and legislation, identifying drinking water sources with adequate quality and quantity, drinking water treatment technologies and water distribution systems in developing communities.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3369A/B - Materials for Civil Engineering
The consideration of the physical properties and engineering characteristics of materials used in Civil Engineering.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second year of the Civil Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 3384A/B - Finite Element Procedures
Linear finite element analysis including equilibrium through the principle of virtual work, two dimensional plane stress and plane strain elements, two dimensional elements for steady state field problems, assembly of stiffness matrices and the imposition of boundary conditions, isoparametric formulation, natural coordinates and numerical integration, numerical solution of equilibrium equations.
Antirequisite(s): MME 3360A/B.
Prerequisite(s): Computer Science 1026A/B or Engineering Science 1036A/B or the former Computer Science 036a/b, CEE 2202A/B, CEE 2218A/B.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4404A/B - Advanced Topics in International Development for Engineers
This course will help students to achieve a deeper and broader understanding of the role of engineering in international development. This course makes extensive use of the case method and the decision makers in some of the cases will attend. A range of advanced topics will be covered.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the third year of the Civil and International Development Option or permission of the studentís department.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4405A/B - Air Pollution
The nature and effects of air pollution including the structure and physical behavior of the atmosphere, types and origins of air pollutants, chemical reactions in the atmosphere, atmospheric dispersion, techniques of pollutant evaluation and surveys and effects of air pollution on health and other aspects of urban and natural environments.
Antirequisite(s): The former Engineering Science 405a/b.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second year of the Engineering or Science program.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4426A/B - Geotechnical Engineering Design
Application of shear strength, effective stress, and earth pressure theories to the design of embankments and slopes, shallow and deep foundations, braced cuts, and retaining structures and related safety issues.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 3326.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4427A/B - Special Topics in International Development
The course deals with topics of current interest in Civil Engineering applications to International Development.† Topics and course outline will be available at the time of registration
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of second year of the Civil and International Development Option.  
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory/tutorial hours or 3 lecture hours. 0.5 course.  
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4428A/B - Selected Topics in Civil Engineering I
The course deals with topics of current interest in Civil Engineering. Topics and course outline will be available at the time of registration.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, OR 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4440 - Civil Engineering Thesis
Selection and investigation of an engineering problem. Analytical and/or experimental work is carried out by individual students, supervised by a faculty member. Progress reports and a final engineering report are prepared; each student must deliver a public lecture. Students considering future graduate studies are strongly encouraged to take this course.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 6 laboratory hours, 1.0 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4441 - Civil Engineering Design Project 
Students undertake a comprehensive engineering design project which involves the creative, interactive process of designing a structure/system to meet a specific need subject to economic, health, safety, and environmental constraints. Each student is required to write an engineering report and deliver a public lecture.
Antirequisite(s): CBE 4415, ECE 4416, MME 4419, MME 4499, SE 4450.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 4 laboratory hours, 1.0 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4458A/B - Risk Analysis and Decision Making in Engineering
Engineering systems are analyzed using probability theory and statistics to evaluate system performance under uncertainty. Risk based methods are used to make decisions under uncertainty.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil Engineering program, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B or 2143A/B.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4461A/B - Natural Disasters: Mitigation, Modeling and Assessment
This course is an examination of natural disasters and their effects on the society and consists of three modules. The first module (4 weeks) focuses on basic probabilistic modeling and simulation techniques and their applications to natural disaster problems. The second module (4 weeks) will examine hurricane models and events. The third module (4 weeks) focuses on earthquake events.
Antirequisite(s): The former CEE 428b, if taken in 2004-2005
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4465A/B - Environmental Design for Waste Disposal
Consideration of properties of solid waste, landfill covers, landfill gas, leachate, techniques for disposal, regulations, liner technology, contaminant transport, and impact assessment are examined in the context of the design of solid waste disposal facilities.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of either a BESc or BSc program.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4476A/B - Environmental Hydraulics Design
The application of hydraulic engineering principles in the analysis of environmental flows. Topics include: Stratified flows, turbulent jets and plumes, wastewater and thermal diffusers, cooling ponds and cooling channels and the control of environmental problems such as zebra mussels and ice.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 2224.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4477A/B - Environmental Applications of Nanotechnology
This course describes the technology, challenges, and applications of nanoscale devices for environmental technology and engineering. The first part of the course will explore the underlying science behind nanotechnology and the tools used to create and characterize nanostructures; the second part will deal with the current and potential applications of such devices in environmental science and engineering. Material will be presented on a level intended for upper-level engineering students.
Antirequisite(s): The former CEE 428b if taken in 2006-07
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Engineering program.
Corequisite(s):
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4478A/B - Case Studies in Civil Engineering
Students will examine a number of "cases" in which some critical engineering decisions must be made. These decisions may be influenced by technical, social, economic, political, legal, ethical, health and safety or regulatory considerations.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil Engineering program.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.
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Civil and Environmental Engineering 4490 - Dynamics of Structures
Students are introduced to concepts of structural dynamics and the response of civil engineering structures to time-varying loads, including those due to wind and earthquakes. Topics include: the effects of the mass and damping; random dynamic loads; the design of dynamically sensitive buildings, towers, chimneys and long span bridges.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): CEE 3340A/B, CEE 3341A/B, CEE 3342A/B.
Corequisite(s):
Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 1.0 course
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Academic Calendar 2008 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION Civil and Environmental Engineering (E)
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