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School of Engineering


The mission of the Manhattan College School of Engineering is to prepare each student for a productive and rewarding career in engineering or a related profession.

Through Engineering Graduate Degree Programs and Graduate Engineering Certificates, the School of Engineering seeks to provide the academic and professional needs of those who are already engaged in engineering (or related) professions or those who, having completed their undergraduate preparation, desire to enter immediately into advanced study. Post-baccalaureate programs offered by the School of Engineering are intended to prepare professionals for advanced level technical and administrative positions or for admission to doctoral programs at other institutions. All these programs lead to the Master's Degree and are available on a full-time or a part-time basis and also through the School of Engineering Seamless Master's Program. Courses are generally conducted in the late afternoons or early evenings during the fall and spring sessions. Distance learning opportunities and Continuing Education Hour (CEH) opportunities for PE license registration are also available.

Application Procedures

Application forms for admission to all programs in the School of Engineering may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering, from the School of Engineering Web site ( ), or from the Office of Admissions. The completed form accompanied by the application fee (non-refundable) must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Applicants for admission are responsible for having official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate courses mailed directly to the Office of Admissions, paying the application fee, submitting letters of recommendation, and submitting required standardized test scores.

Official transcripts (not student copies) of all undergraduate and graduate records must be sent to the Office of Admissions by the institutions issuing them. Applicants who file an application before the baccalaureate degree has been conferred may be accepted pending the successful completion of their undergraduate work. A final transcript must be received in the Office of Admissions prior to course registration.

Graduates of Manhattan College should write to the Office of the Registrar requesting that an official transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions.

An application is not complete until all the necessary materials and application fee have been received by the Office of Admissions. Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Students who file an application and whose official transcripts arrive after the deadline date cannot be assured that their application will be processed in time for the semester for which they are applying.

Filing of the graduate application should be completed before May 1st for summer session application; August 10th for fall session applicants, and January 7th for spring session applicants. Students seeking admission into the full-time engineering programs must have their application for the fall session completed by March 1st if they are applying for a fellowship or scholarship for the fall semester.

A committee of the engineering program for which a person is applying reviews the application and supportive documents and forwards a recommendation to the Office of the Dean of the School of Engineering. That Office then informs the applicant of the decision. Those who have been accepted will receive the instructions for registration at the beginning of the session for which they have been accepted.

The documents submitted in support of application cannot be returned to the applicant nor can they be duplicated for any purpose. All documents received are part of the records of the College.


Applicants for admission into any graduate program in the School of Engineering must hold, before beginning graduate courses, a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or institution acceptable to Manhattan College. In addition, they must meet the specific requirements as stated in the introduction to the respective programs. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is normally required for admission to all engineering graduate programs, although other factors can be considered in the decision for admission. Applicants may be requested to take the Graduate Record Examination for certain programs.

Admission into graduate engineering programs will be granted as a matriculated student, one seeking to fulfill the requirements for a degree. A student may be granted permission to take an approved graduate course on a non-matriculated basis or, in special cases, as an auditor. A non-matriculated student is one earning graduate credit for a specific course but not necessarily working for a degree. For example, the student may be interested in earning a Graduate Engineering Certificate (see below for details). For both non-matriculated and auditing students, tuition and fees are the same as for matriculated students.

A student who lacks undergraduate prerequisites for a specific program may be asked to satisfactorily complete certain undergraduate (bridging) courses as a non-matriculated student. When these courses are completed satisfactorily, the student may be admitted to matriculation.

Students requesting to take graduate courses as a non-matriculated student must have the necessary prerequisites for those courses. Students may not register for more than 12 credits as a non-matriculated student without the permission of the Dean of the School of Engineering.

All students must comply with immunization regulations as previously stated in the introductory section of the catalogue.

Students who take graduate courses at Manhattan College on a non-matriculated basis and apply thereafter for admission to a graduate program as a matriculated student will be informed at the time of acceptance which courses may be applied to that degree program.

Students who have earned a master's degree or who are pursuing a master's degree in one engineering program from Manhattan College and desire to seek admission into another program must file a new application with the Office of Admissions.

All documents of applicants who have been accepted and who for extenuating circumstances cannot register for courses during the session for which they were admitted will be kept on file for two years. The documents will be destroyed if the applicant does not register for courses within that period.

Seamless Master's Degree Program

Outstanding undergraduate students may be invited to participate in a Seamless Master's Degree program in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, or mechanical engineering. Academically strong students who enter Manhattan College with Advanced Placement and/or undergraduate college credit will generally be in a position to take graduate courses during their senior year at Manhattan College while completing the requirements for the Bachelor's degree. It may then be possible to obtain a Master's degree with an additional year of study.

Undergraduate students who have earned a minimum of 3.20 GPA are eligible to apply for the Seamless Master's Degree program upon the recommendation of a member of the engineering faculty. Transfer students may be considered after completing courses at Manhattan College. Admitted students are required to complete the baccalaureate degree with a 3.00 GPA prior to continuing for the additional year of graduate study.

Students admitted into the Seamless Master's Degree program may enroll in 500, 600, or 700 level courses while completing the requirements for the Bachelor's Degree. These courses will count for either undergraduate or graduate credit but not for both degree programs. Because some required graduate courses are offered on a two-year rotation, admitted students must meet with the chair of the major department prior to their senior year in order to select appropriate 500, 600, and 700-level courses to satisfy the Master's Degree requirements. There is no tuition increase for enrolling in graduate courses during the senior year provided the student does not exceed the total number of credits permitted for the academic year.

After completing the undergraduate degree requirements, financial support may be available from individual departments for the additional year of graduate study. This support typically includes research assistantships, graduate assistantships, academic scholarships and grants, and industrial fellowships.

Visiting Students

Students who are matriculated in a graduate program at another institution and who wish to take a course (or courses) at Manhattan College may do so as non-matriculated students for individual courses for which they have the prerequisites. For non-matriculated students, tuition and fees are the same as for matriculated students.

Applicants from Foreign Countries

The College accepts students from foreign countries for its full-time graduate programs in the School of Engineering. Application procedures and admission criteria and information can be found in the individual sections of the catalog. In general, the College cannot accept these students into its part-time graduate programs. The student who is accepted and receives a student visa must be enrolled in each term of the academic year for 12 credits or, in special cases, a minimum of 9 credits. Such students must complete the program within 18 months.

Applicants from foreign countries should submit their admission application, official transcripts, and the admission fee four months before the beginning of the session they wish to enter. In addition, they must submit a notarized statement that they have sufficient funds to finance their education and their maintenance. Many of the sources of financial assistance are limited to the residents of the United States.

All students applying from foreign countries must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and have the test results sent to the Office of Admissions. A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet based exam), 213 (computer based exam), or 550 (paper based exam) will satisfy Manhattan College admission requirements and criteria for issuance of the I-20 form. However, admission and issuance of an I-20 form is also possible for students with TOEFL scores below 80, 213 or 550 levels for the internet, computer and paper based exams, respectively, provided they successfully complete an approved English as a Second Language course at another institution or an acceptable substitute at Manhattan College. The School of Engineering will also accept IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores with a minimum of 6.0 on the 9.0 scale.

Foreign students graduating from a four-year undergraduate engineering program in the United States accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET ( will not need to submit a TOEFL exam score. Similarly, graduates of undergraduate engineering programs in English speaking countries which are signatories to the Washington Accord with the USA ( ), specifically Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, will not need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

 A student from another country who is informed of acceptance must deposit $300 which will be credited toward tuition. This fee is non-refundable if the student does not register but will be credited to his/her account for two years. When the $300 is received, the student will be sent an I-20 form which must be presented to the United States authority to arrange for an F1 student visa.

Degree Requirements

All engineering graduate programs require a minimum of thirty credit hours of graduate course work. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 is also required. A student must remain in good academic standing, as described earlier in this graduate catalog, or the student will be subject to dismissal from the college. Other degree requirements are detailed under each graduate program description.

The Graduate Engineering Core Courses

Recognizing the growing importance of professional diversity among the engineering disciplines, graduate study at the School of Engineering emphasizes both breadth and depth in our students' chosen field of study. The development of innovative graduate engineering core courses allows students in all engineering graduate programs to enroll in courses designed to span a variety of engineering disciplines. These core courses are taught by engineering faculty from different disciplines and emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to the engineering course material. Students in all programs may enroll in these core courses thus exposing graduate students in any one discipline to students and faculty in other engineering disciplines. Permission of the Department Chair or Graduate Program Director is required to enroll in graduate core courses. In addition to the core courses, each program still provides discipline specific, advanced level courses that students need to complete their specialized degree programs.

Graduate Engineering Certificates

Modern engineering practice increasingly demands integration of knowledge and expertise from more than one engineering discipline. It is often desirable for the practicing engineer to acquire specific knowledge outside their area of expertise without devoting the time and effort to earn an advanced degree. To address these needs, the School of Engineering offers a Graduate Engineering Certificate Program through which various combinations of related courses from the Engineering Graduate Core and from departmental offerings can be used to complete the requirements for a Graduate Engineering Certificate in a particular area of study. While the Graduate Engineering Certificate is not an engineering degree, it does allow an individual, who is qualified to take the courses and meets any prerequisite requirements, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and expertise in a focused area of engineering in a relatively short period of time. Typically, an individual will be required to complete successfully three or four courses in a particular topical area to earn a Graduate Engineering Certificate. While approval of a Department Chair or Graduate Program Director is required to enroll in a graduate course, admission to the Graduate Program is not required to participate in the Certificate Program. It is expected, however, that individuals desiring to take graduate-level courses in the Certificate Program will have a baccalaureate degree in either an engineering field, a science or applied science field, or mathematics. Specific information regarding Graduate Engineering Certificates is available from the Engineering Dean's Office or from individual Department Offices or on the School of Engineering website, .

Continuing Education Hours

The School of Engineering is a New York State approved provider of Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for PE license registration. The School of Engineering offers a wide range of short courses in a variety of formats (e.g., on-campus, on-site) for Professional Engineers to earn Continuing Education Hours. In addition, graduate courses and other offerings will also generally count as CEH's to be used for professional license registration. For details concerning short course offerings and schedules, contact the Office of the Dean of Engineering (718-862-7281) or visit the School of Engineering web site ( ).

Chemical Engineering Graduate Courses

CHMG 529. Fuel Cell Systems and Technology. 3 Credits.

This course will review the technical and design aspects associated with various stationary and transportation fuel cell applications. Course material will focus on electrochemical kinetics, electrode catalysis, system thermodynamics, fuel processing, and H2 storage. Topics to be covered will include basic electronchemical principles of a unitized electrode assembly the combination of multiple unitized assemblies into a cell stack assembly, the design of fuel and oxidizer supply systems, and safety issues related to the design and operation of fuel cell power plants. Prerequisite: Mass and energy balances, general electrochemistry and basic transport phenomena (momentum, heat and mass transfer). Three credits.

CHMG 539. Industrial Catalysis. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals and application of catalysts used in the chemical, petroleum and environmental industries. Students will learn: the application of chemistry, materials, surface science, kinetics, reactor design and general engineering as applied to making everyday products; how catalysts allow the effective production of transportation fuels, modern catalytic converters for automobiles, bulk chemicals, polymers, foods, fertilizers, etc. Industrially-oriented course for engineers and chemists. Prerequisite: Physical Chemistry. Three credits.

CHMG 549. Advanced Combustion and Fuel Process Technology. 3 Credits.

This course will review the technical and design aspects associated with various stationary and transportation fuel cell applications. Course material will focus on electrochemical kinetics, electrode catalysis, system thermodynamics, fuel processing, and H2 storage. Topics to be covered will include basic electrochemical principles of a unitized electrode assembly, the combination of multiple unitized assemblies into cell stack assembly, the design of fuel and oxidizer supply systems, and safety issues related to the design and operation of fuel cell power plants. Prerequisite: Mass and Energy Balance, general electrode chemistry and basic transport phenomena (momentum, heat and mass transfer). Three credits.

CHMG 575. Contemporary Food Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course examines the application of chemical engineering unit operations to food manufacturing. Topics include heating, cooling and freezing of foods; mass transfer in foods; reaction kinetics; chemical, microbiological and biochemical aspects of food engineering; dehydration, thermal and non-thermal processing; food handling, public health and sanitation; green and sustainable technologies in food processing; food packaging, transport, storage and shelf-life. Prerequisites: CHML 208, CHML 305, CHML 306, CHML 321.

CHMG 707. Process Thermodynamics. 3 Credits.

Emphasis on the application of thermodynamics to process design; development and use of thermodynamic principles in single-phase and multi-phase processes; applications in reactor design. Prerequisite: Undergraduate thermodynamics course.

CHMG 708. Advanced Heat Transfer Applications. 3 Credits.

This course will cover will cover heat transfer mechanisms and modes for unsteady state and transient conduction, convection, and radiation in engineering systems. Applications include novel thermal and fluidic components and heat-exchange systems in the areas of alternative energy, green materials, food technology and bo-processing. Prerequisite: Undergraduate heat transfer course. Three credits.

CHMG 710. Advanced Transport Phenomena. 3 Credits.

Topics include continuum and molecular theories of matter; non-dimensionalization; velocity, temperature and concentration distributions in flow; boundary layer analysis; simultaneous momentum, energy and mass transport; mathematical analogies; simultaneous diffusion and chemical reaction. Prerequisite: undergraduate transport phenomena.

CHMG 713. Chemical Reactor Design. 3 Credits.

Application of engineering analysis, computer design and optimization of chemical reactor systems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate reaction engineering course.".

CHMG 714. Modern Separation Processes. 3 Credits.

Mass transfer principles and design techniques applied to absorption and adsorption systems; gas-liquid, gas-solid and liquid-solid separation processes; mass transfer with chemical reaction; thermal effects; multi-component transfer. Prerequisite: Undergraduate mass transfer course.".

CHMG 717. Process Simulation and Design. 3 Credits.

Applications of contemporary computer software to increase speed, improve comprehension, and enhance presentation; of results when analyzing, modeling and solving a wide variety of process design problems. Topics include design of fired heaters, bubble column reactors, generalized shell-and-tube exchangers, and multi-component condensers; FUG calculations for sloppy splits; and plate-to-plate calculations.

CHMG 726. Separation and Recovery Processes. 3 Credits.

Emphasis on non-thermal separation and recovery processes used primarily for solid-liquid separations. Topics include crystallization, precipitation, sedimentation, centrifugation, particle filtration, and microfiltration. Applications in chemical processing, industrial wastewater treatment and biological processing. Prerequisite: Undergraduate mass transfer course.".

CHMG 727. Air Pollution Control Design. 3 Credits.

Emphasis on particulate control. Industrial sources and regulatory codes for particulate emissions; review of fine particle technology; development of performance equations and design procedures for gravity settlers, cyclone-electrostatic precipitators, baghouse and venturi scrubbers; atmosphere dispersion adn stack design; overview of gaseous control equipment.

CHMG 729. Hazardous Waste Incineration. 3 Credits.

Stoichiometric and thermochemical calculations; legislation, permitting adn siting; other options; incineration of solid waste, sludge, liquid waste, and gases; land-based and ship-borne incineration; design of incinerators, quenchers, waste heat boilers, fans and gaseous control equipment; design project application.

CHMG 735. Independent Project Or Thesis. 3-6 Credit.

Chemical engineering project or thesis on selected topics, involving experimental research, process design, computer simulation, and/or authoring technical papers. Written report or publication, and oral presentation are required. Topic to be selected by the student with approval of a faculty advisor and the Chair.

CHMG 736. Independent Project or Thesis. 3-6 Credit.

Chemical engineering project or thesis on selected topics, involving experimental research, process design, computer simulation, and/or authoring technical papers. Written report or publication, and oral presentation are required. Topic to be selected by the student with approval of a faculty advisor and the Chair.

CHMG 739. Introduction to Design Project. 3 Credits.

Reaction path screening; exploratory technical and economic process evaluations; process synthesis; preliminary process flow diagram; material and energy balances; quick sizing design techniques and factored cost estimate; material selection. Written report or publication and oral presentation are required.

CHMG 740. Design Project. 3 Credits.

Preliminary equipment design techniques; computer-aided process optimization studies; hazards and safety evaluation; site location and layout studies; detailed economic evaluation. Written report or publication and oral presentation are required. Prerequisite: CHMG 739. Three credits.

CHMG 741. Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Special topics of current interest to graduate students; subject matter will be announced in advance of semester offering. Written report or publication and oral presentation are required.

CHMG 742. Seminar in Selected Chemical Engineering Topics. 3 Credits.

Seminar course in specialized and contemporary topics not covered in regular chemical engineering classes with an emphasis on written and oral communication skills. Topic examples are nanotechnology, genetic engineering, carbon trading, climate change, water and disease, financial engineering.

CHMG 743. Advanced Fluid Mechanics. 3 Credits.

A course focused on differential equations of motion for incompressible fluids. Major topics include tensor notation and vector calculus, linear and angular momentum conservation, scaling, Stokes flow, inviscid flow, boundary layer, vorticity, potential flow and lubrication. Prerequisites: MATH 286, CHML 208.

CHMG 750. Emulsion Technology. 3 Credits.

Investigation of the following topics as applied in an engineering context: suspensions, emulsions and dispersion; stability, surfactants, and micelles; characterization; thickening and formulation. Applications include cosmetics, personal care products, adhesives, food technology, pharmaceutical and advanced coating formulations. Prerequisites: CHEM 310,CHEM 320; CHML 308. Three credits.

CHMG 751. Industrial Regulations and Quality. 3 Credits.

Discussion of a variety of aspects of regulated and quality-driven industries:Regulations - CFR, regulating authorities, regulatory inventories, applications, compliance, and recalls; Quality Systems - Six Sigma®, GXP and TQM, documentation, measurement, safety, training, and cleanliness; Quality Control Techniques - Validation, ASTM testing, run rules, control charts. Prerequisites: senior status.

CHMG 752. Advanced Processing Theory. 3 Credits.

The theory of multiphase and reactive flow processes, including: non-newtonian and time-dependant flow, heat transfer at boundaries, powder and solids processing, surface forces, phase transitions, ripening and sintering, flow with chemical transformations. Applications include cosmetics, personal care products, adhesives, food technology, pharmaceutical and advanced coating formulations. Prerequisite: CHML 411 or CHMG 511.

CHMG 753. Advanced Processing Techniques. 3 Credits.

Applications of advanced processing techniques for multiphase processes, including: multiphase flow, pumping, mixing, homogenization, atomization, drying. Applications include cosmetics, personal care products, adhesives, food technology, pharmaceutical and advanced coating formulations. Prerequisite: CHML 403.

Civil Engineering Graduate Courses

CIVG 505. Wood Structures. 3 Credits.

Mechanical properties of wood; orthotropic nature of wood as a material, dimensional instability, susceptibility to biological deterioration, implications of duration and types of load. Design of solid, laminated and composite beams, columns, shear walls, diaphragms, roofs, and trusses. Behavior and design of mechanical connections. Introduction to light framed wood structures, arches, bridges, and other timber structures. Prerequisite: senior standing and permission of the Chair. Three credits.

CIVG 506. Tunneling. 3 Credits.

This course provides analysis, design and construction issues for the tunneling in soils and/or rocks. The speical areas covered included planning, rock mass classification, rock failure mechanisms, initial evacuation supports, design considerations for permanent linings, tunnel evacuation methods, ground-water control, ground control measures, and tunnel security. The design considerations of high pressure water tunnels are also discussed including selection of permanent liners, coupled hydromechanical behavior of jointed rock mass and evaluation of hydrojacking potential. Finally, tunnel security against earthquake, fire, and explosion, which is one of the Nation's current important concerns, is discussed. Prerequisite: senior standing and permission of the Chair. Three credits.

CIVG 508. Structural Renovation. 3 Credits.

In renovation, repair, retrofit, or adaptive reuse projects on existing structures, practicing engineers are faced with unique challenges that often require a combination of in-depth knowledge of material properties and durability, construction practice and detailing (including historic construction systems), and structural analysis and design. This course will offer a review of various aspects of structural repair and rehabilitation projects, while examining structures, components, and systems of various types and materials. The students will learn about challenges of investigation, typically the first step in any repair and rehabilitation project on existing structures. Use of visual, non-destructive, and destructive investigative methods will also be discussed. Then, focus will shift to a review of available information sources, known deterioration mechanisms, recognized repair techniques, as well as typical strengthening and alteration options as they apply to repair and rehabilitation projects involving various structure types (concrete, steel, wood, and masonry). Finally, the course will focus on a review of options for repair and retrofit of building lateral systems and facades.

CIVG 509. Preservation Engineering - Theory & Practice. 3 Credits.

The course explores the inherent role of precedent and existing constructions for design within the urban context - a synthesis of the built past and the envisioned future, of analysis and design. While ideas of sustainability become more and more relevant to our design approach and decisions, this course explores the inherent sustainability of maximizing the use of what we already have through the reuse and revitalization of existing construction. Work with existing and new construction becomes mutually beneficial as we learn from the past to inform our new designs, and as we apply modern materials and techniques to sustain or revitalize the structures we have.

CIVG 756. Fracture and Fatigue. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive study of fracture and fatigue failures of structural system; fracture mechanics of steel structures; fatigue crack initiation and propagation; fatigue of welded structures; corrosion and nondestructive investigation.

CIVG 757. Advanced Study in Civil Engineering. 3 Credits.

Individual study of selected advanced topics in civil engineering under the supervision of a faculty member.

CIVG 772. Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Hydrologic cycle, interception, infiltration, evapotranspiration, measurement an analysis of precipitation; design hyetograph, unit hydrographs-analysis, synthetic generation of unit hydrograph; measurement and analysis of runoff, synthetic generation of flow, analysis of stream gages, statistical and probabiltiy analysis of stream flow, regional frequency analysis; probable maximum precipitatation, probable maximum floods; flood routing methods and applications; hydrologic study of complex stream network.

CIVG 773. Hydropower Engineering. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of water power equation, schemes of water power development, analysis of stream flow data, flow duration curve, power duration curve, mass curve, firm power; selection of turbine, passages and power houses; appurtenances for hydro plants; conservation, economic and environmental aspects.

CIVG 777. Advanced Structural Analysis I. 3 Credits.

Review of classical methods of structural analysis; matrix formulations; arch analysis; influence lines for indeterminate structures by the Muller-Breslau principle and numerical methods; limit analysis of simple structures; cable support structures.

CIVG 778. Advanced Structural Analysis II. 3 Credits.

Analysis of frameworks under dynamic loads; computation of mode shapes and frequencies; calculation of response using model superposition and numerical methods; the use of response spectra for seismic analysis; buckling of structures using the geometric stiffness matrix. Prerequisite: CIVG 777 or equivalent.

CIVG 779. Design Steel Structures. 3 Credits.

Review of load specifications and design philosophy; design of single and multistory rigid frames; behavior of connections and the influence of connections on member behavior; moment-rotation curves; composite construction; light gage steel. Prerequisite: CIVG 777 or equivalent. Thee credits.

CIVG 780. Long Span Metal Structures. 3 Credits.

Classical forms of long span bridges; loads on bridges; suspension systems; cable-stayed bridges; space frameworks; orthotropic bridge decks; box girder bridges. Prerequisitie: CIVG 779 or equivalent.

CIVG 781. Special Topics in Structural Engineering. 3 Credits.

Special topics in structural engineering of current interest to graduate students; subject matter will be announced in advance of particular semester offering.

CIVG 784. Reinforced Concrete Structure I. 3 Credits.

Research on the concrete stress-strain curve; specimen-testing machine interaction; micro-cracking; time-dependent strain in concrete; creep and shrinkage; ultimate strength analysis of reinforced concrete members; diagonal tension failure of reinforced concrete beam, design of determinate and indeterminate pre-stressed concrete structures. Prerequisite: CIVG 777 or equivalent.

CIVG 785. Reinforced Concrete Structure II. 3 Credits.

Cracking in beams and slabs; torsion of reinforced concrete beams; yield line theory of slabs; shear-wall construction and its application to the design of tall concrete structures; immediate and sustained deflections; problems in the design of multistory reinforced concrete structures. Prerequisite: CIVG 777 or equivalent.

CIVG 786. Ground Improvement. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive coverage of technologies used to modify the engineering properties of earth and non-earth materials both in situ and artificially placed. Overviews of the use of waster and manufacatured non-earth materials as alternatives for backfills and fills, and the use of geosynthetic tensile reinforcement. Prerequisite: CIVL 308 or equivalent.

CIVG 787. Special Topics in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 3 Credits.

Special topics in geotechnical and/or geoenvironmental engineering of current interest to graduate students and engineers in practice. Subject matter will be announced in advance of particular semester offering. Permission of the instructor.

CIVG 789. Advanced Geotechnical Applications: Foundations. 3 Credits.

Detailed consideration of the application of geomechanics principles to the analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations including footings, mats, piles, drilled shafts, and modern hybrids (piled rafts). Overviews of site characterization, criteria for selection of foundation alternatives, allowable settlements, construction and constructability. Prerequisite: CIVL 308, 438, or their equivalents.

CIVG 791. Advanced Geotechnical Applications: Earth-Retaining Structures. 3 Credits.

Detailed consideration of the application of geomechanics prinicples to the analysis and design of earth-retaining structures including basement walls, rigid retaining walls, modern internally-reinforced structures (MSEW, SRW, soil nailing), cantilever and anchored bulkheads, braced excavations, and cellular structures under both gravity and seismic loading. Introduction to state-of-art concepts such as controlled yielding using geofoam compressible inclusions. Prerequisite: CIVL 308, 438, or their equivalents.

CIVG 792. Earthworks Design. 3 Credits.

Detailed consideration of the application of geomechanics principles to the analysis and design of unsupported slopes including natural slopes, cut slopes, embankments, earth dams, and levees. Introduction to the use of geosynthetic tensile reinforcement for basal reinforcement, RSS and soil nailing. Prerequisite: CIVL 308, 438, or their equivalents.

CIVG 796. Elastic and Inelastic Stability of Structures. 3 Credits.

Elastic and inelastic buckling of axially loaded members; lateral buckling of beams; energy methods; flexural-torsional buckling of centrally and eccentrically loaded columns of open cross section in the elastic and plastic ranges.

CIVG 797. Advanced Geomechanics. 3 Credits.

Advanced topics in soil mechanics including effective stresses under partially saturated conditions, advanced constitutive models, vibratory loading, and seismic liquefaction. Prerequisite: CIVL 308 or equivalent.

CIVG 798. Site Characterization and Design. 3 Credits.

Detailed consideration of the processes and methodologies for determining soil and rock properties for a wide variety of geotechnical applications for both simple and complex projects. The role of pre- and post-construction design verification in practice using centrifuge testing and in-situ instrumentation. Prerequisite: CIVL 308, 438, or their equivalents.

CIVG 799. Theory of Plates and Shells. 3 Credits.

Analysis of plates loaded transversely and in their plane; general theory of shells of revolution; shallow shells; membrane theories of shells; Levy's method; theory of folded plates; solutions using finite difference methods.

Construction Management Courses

COMG 602. Introduction to Construction Management. 3 Credits.

Techniques for the decisions and actions of the various participants involved in the design and construction of civil engineering projects; techniques used in estimating, planning, coordinating and controlling time, cost, quality and usage.

COMG 605. Construction Planning and Scheduling. 3 Credits.

This course deals with the planning and control of construction projects. This course will cover topics on time schedules for materials, labor, equipment, expediting material delivery and bar charts. Emphasis on the theory behind the scheduling techniques used in the construction industry such as Critical Path Methods (CPM), precedence diagrams and Program Evaluation Review Techniques (PERT).

COMG 606. Building System Design. 3 Credits.

In this course, students will gain familiarity with the various systems required within buildings. Students will gain knowledge of various code issues as they relate to buildings and building construction. Systems covered will include, Mechanical & HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing/Sanitary, Fire Production, and Life Safety. The course will also address the interaction between building systems as they relate to the Architectural and Structural components of buildings. The course will also address the evolution of building systems, and what to expect in the coming years. At the completion of this course, students will be able to identify as well as understand the purpose of the major components of building systems and understand how they relate to the overall building.

COMG 608. Construction Quality and Safety. 3 Credits.

In this course, students will take a practical look at project safety issues, OSHA 1926, site specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP) Quality Plan, Quallity Assurance, Quality Control.

COMG 609. Engineering Risk and Decision Analysis . 3 Credits.

Development and implementation of computa-tional procedures such as Linear, Integer, Multi-objective and Dynamic Programming to assist construction/engineering managers predict the consequences of proposed alternatives and to select an optimal alternative. Decision Tree analyses and other criteria for decision making on construction projects involving elements of risk and/or uncertainty. Solutions using spreadsheet and other com-mercially available microcomputer software are stressed.

COMG 610. Construction Law. 3 Credits.

The American Jurisprudential System as it applies to the management of the construction process; principals of contract formation, subcontracts and contract documents; public works bidding and the Wicks Law; contract performance, suspension and termination; surety bonds; changed conditions, extra work, change orders and claims; time of performance, delay and acceleration; mechanic's liens and trust funds; design professionals' duties and liabilities; insurance and warranties; Alternative Dispute Resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

COMG 611. Environmental Impact Assessment for Construction Projects. 3 Credits.

To provide the student with an introductory overview of the environmental law system including the legal & regulatory process. To acquaint the student with the major Federal (e.g. NEPA), state (e.g. SEQRA), & local (e.g. CEQR, ULURP, zoning) environmental impact legislation and procedures affecting the practice of engineering. To provide the student with the tools necessary to find, understand, use and comply with relevant laws, regulations, codes, forms, premitting, etc. To familiarize the student with real world practice applications of environmental laws and regulations to major construction projects. To enhance understanding of the interaction of the environmental law system with engineering through case studies.

COMG 612. Marketing and Finance of Engineering Projects. 3 Credits.

Formulation of financial techniques for solution of viability of engineering projects; typical subject material includes development and use of Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value. Presenting an understanding of marketing, its components and how the construction manager/engineer fits into the corporate marketing equation.

COMG 614. Contracts and Specifications. 3 Credits.

Fundamental concepts of contract law. Types and selection of contracts, e.g. construction. Procedures for advertising, awarding and administering contracts. Specifications and their cost impacts. Liability of engineers. Engineering professional services.

COMG 615. Project Controls. 3 Credits.

The course will start with a discussion of Project controls systems involved in Design and Construction of Projects. It will then move into an introduction and examination of two specific Control Systems. First CPM Scheduling including Cost/Resource loading. The student will become intimately familiar with the industry's leading methodology of scheduling for design and construction. The student can expect to become conversant with the terminology, calculations and computer reporting utilized in CPM Scheduling. Finally the course will examine Cost Engineering aspects for Design and Construction Industry. The student can expect to become conversant in Labor Budgeting and Variance Analysis for a Design/construction firm's effort and the Cost Engineering aspects for Construction of a project.

COMG 616. Construction Estimation. 3 Credits.

A key parameter for all types of construction emerges from the answer to the fundamental question: How much is the work expected to cost?" This course examines the process used by the construction industry to arrive at an answer and how the result fits into the overall construction process. Key concepts covered include quantity and quality takeoffs.

COMG 617. Fire Protection Piping System Design. 3 Credits.

Design Fire Protection Piping Systems with an emphasis on water based piping systems. Analyze occupancy and construction classifications for existing and new buildings using the New York State and the New York City Building Code. Determine appropriate system type to be installed in specific hazards environments. Design fire protection piping systems to meet the architectural and structural requirements. Determine design area of applications for the systems being installed. Understand type of piping configurations and advantages of each. Determine water supplies required for each type of building occupancy.

COMG 618. Safety and Environmental Issues in Construction for Engineers. 3 Credits.

This course presents an overview of safety and environmental issues related to construction. Included are a review of the federal Occupantional Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction safety standards as well as an introduction of specific safety and environmental construction related issues such as regulated substances that may be encountered and green building (LEED) certification.

COMG 619. Temporary Works in Heavy Construction. 3 Credits.

Course provides an overview of contractors temporary works means in heavy underground construction. This course will include the engineering design of these temporary works. Temporary works are normally the full responsibility of the contractor. However, an understanding of the selection and design of temporary works by contractors is also vital to owners and consulting engineers because they directly influence the constructability and cost of their projects. This course will include: geotechnical parameters and design loadings in temporary works; the design of support of excavation systems including soldier pile and lagging, sheet piling, concrete diaphragm (slurry wall) and secant wall; monitoring and settlement analysis of structures adjacent to excavations; soil improvements and grouting; dewatering; underpinning, and initial supports in rock and soft ground tunnels.

COMG 620. Construction Project Delivery. 3 Credits.

This course will address the fundamentals of completion of a Construction Project. It will provide guidance on the setting up of a project, developing a project plan, putting together a team from the various groups, such as legal, environmental, real estate, public affairs, all associated engineering disciplines, estimating, scheduling, construction management, procurement, quality assurance, safety, financing, operations and associated stake holders. The course will describe how budgets and schedules are established and used to drive the project. The course will also cover what should be included in a project plan and in monthly reports. At the completion of the course, the students will have an understanding of the various aspects of Project Management and how the Project Manager is able to bring them together so they function as one, much as a conductor does with an orchestra.

COMG 621. Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3 Credits.

Examination of the fundamentals of infrastructure planning and management with a focus upon the application of rational methods that support infrastructure decision-making; institutional environment and issues; decision-making under certainty and uncertainty; capital budgeting and finance; group decision processes and elements of decision and finance theory.

COMG 622. Construction Accounting and Finance for Development. 3 Credits.

This course gives an overview of the uses of accounting and financial analysis in decision making in a construction and development environment. The course will help construction professionals – both those who are working in the construction industry and those seeking degrees in construction management – learn how the principles of accounting and financial management can be adapted to and used in the management of construction companies and project management. Students will review accounting concepts, rules, regulations and report requirements as they apply to construction and development and discuss the financial tools needed to understand the financial statements and financial positions of development and construction projects. This course requires minimal proficiency in the use of the Hewlett-Packard HP 12C calculator and EXCEL or their equivalents.

COMG 623. Capstone Construction Management. 3 Credits.

This capstone course examines the full range of services which constitute professional construction management as defined by the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The CMAA Construction Management Standards of Practice will be utilized as a framework for further development of student core competencies in Cost, Time, Quality, Safety, Contract and Project Management as well as in the roles and responsibilities of the Construction Manager as a Professional. By taking this course, students planning to pursue CM certification will be in position to better gauge their respective areas of strength versus those that may need additional concentration to successfully complete the certification process. Course Prerequisite:COMG 602, 614, 615.

COMG 624. Leadership in Civil Engineering. 3 Credits.

This course covers principles of self-management and leadership. Its focus is on knowledge and skills needed for an engineer to successfully manage and lead oneself, then a project team, and finally, an organization. By better knowing and understanding oneself, defining what one wants to do, effectively communicating it to others, and behaving in an ethical manner, students and civil engineers will have a working knowledge of how to be an authentic manager and leader. Students are required to research, investigate and present case studies on leadership and ethical practices in civil engineering.

COMG 625. Special Topics in Construction Management. 3 Credits.

Construction Management project on selected topics, involving the application of the state-of- the-art practices in construction management in the public and private sectors. Written report or publication, and oral presentation are required. Topics to be selected by the student with approval of a faculty advisor and the Program Director.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Courses

ECEG 520. Computer Architecture I. 3 Credits.

Evolution of computer architecture from the Von Newmann concepts and the CISC machines to the RISC machines. Hardware and Software design methods. Processor design; Data representation and instruction sets. Control design: Hardware and Microprogrammed. Memory organization:Virtual segmentation and cache; system organization: Bus control, I/O and operating systems.

ECEG 547. Optical Information Processing Systems. 3 Credits.

Response of linear spatially invariant systems; singal detection by matched filtering, mutual coherence, transform properties of linear optical imaging systems; optical information processing and filtering; linear holography.

ECEG 548. Fiber Optics Communication. 3 Credits.

Optical fiber structures and physical characteristics; electromagnetic waveguiding properties and modes, fiber materials, loss mechanisms, and dispersion. Semiconductor laser and LED sources and photodetectors. Connectors, Fiber measurements, communicaiton aspects of fiber transmission. Fiber system examples and design procedures.

ECEG 701. Signals, Systems and Transforms I. 3 Credits.

Description and analysis of continuous-time signals and systems in the time and the frequency domains; Laplace transform; inversion of transforms by complex integration; application to lumped and distributed parameter systems; analysis of continuous-time linear systems using state space techniques; controllability and observability; stability analysis.

ECEG 702. Signals, Systems and Transforms II. 3 Credits.

Discrete-time signals and systems; discrete convolution; sampling and quantizing;Z-transform; discrete Fourier transform; Fast Fourier transform; state space techniques for discrete-time systems; controllability and observability; stability.

ECEG 706. Radiation and Optics. 3 Credits.

Radiation and simple radiating systems, wave optics, interference and diffraction: first order and higher order coherence functions; Fourier optics, properties of coherent optical beams.

ECEG 709. Linear Mathematical Methods. 3 Credits.

Matrix calculations; linear systems and linear vector spaces; operators and their representation; function of operators and matrices; systems of differential equations; Eigen function representations; electrical engineering applications.

ECEG 710. Probability and Stochastic Processes. 3 Credits.

Random variables; distribution and density functions; functions of random variables; random processes; stationarity, ergodicity; correlation functions and power spectra; noise theory; system analysis with stochastic inputs; Gaussian, Markoff and Poisson processes.

ECEG 715. Power Systems. 3 Credits.

Analysis, design and applications of analog integrated circuits. Operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, VCOs, phase locked loops and circuits for consumer electronics are considered. Design principles, including feedback theory and computer aided design are investigated and implemented in computer calculations.

ECEG 721. Embedded Systems. 3 Credits.

Design of embedded systems including system level modeling/specification, and architecture synthesis, compilation for area/power/performance, code compression, scheduling and real-time operating systems, and verification and functional validation of embedded systems. Case studies and platformbased design encompassing microcontrollers/digital signal processors, distributed computing and peripherals.

ECEG 722. Switching and Automata Theory. 3 Credits.

Analysis and synthesis of finite state machines;Turing and universalmachines; information loss lessmachines; modular realization of machines; introduction to machine languages and computability.

ECEG 723. Software Engineering. 3 Credits.

The evolution of programming from art to science. Program design tools and techniques; structured programming and modular design; complexity, storage, and processing-time analysis; program testing and debugging; software reliability, repair and availability.

ECEG 724. Computer Architecture II. 3 Credits.

Computer Systems; multi processors and pipelined processors; array processors; computer networks; techniques for analysis of computer systems.

ECEG 725. Microprocessor Systems. 3 Credits.

Detailed study of the 8086 and 68000 families of 16-bit microprocessors, including their architecture, instruction sets, programming, interfacing, and interrupt handling. Applications to communications, control, and instrumentation. Selected additional topics such as bit-slice microprocessors and graphics processors.Prerequisite or Co-requisite:ECEG 520 or equivalent or approval of Instructor.

ECEG 726. Transmission of Digital Data. 3 Credits.

The Architecture of Digital DataTransmission Systems. The protocols:TCP/IP models.The physical layer:Wire, cable, fiber, terrestrial microwave and satellite microwave.The key concepts: bandwidth, noise, channel capacity and error detection and correction. The applications:modulation and modems. Multiplexing: FDM, slotted TDM, and statistical TDM.The data link: asynchronous and synchronous transmission, circuit switching, packet switching.

ECEG 727. Computer Networks. 3 Credits.

A structured coverage of Data and Computer Communications Networks. Protocols from the physical and data link layers to the applications layer. Network modeling and fundamentals of performance analysis. Time delay and reliability. Design issues, tools, and procedures regarding capacity assignments, terminal assignment, and switching node location. Routing. Examples from high speed Local Area Networks, Internet,Asynchronous Transfer Mode, and Wireless Networks.

ECEG 728. Operating Systems. 3 Credits.

A study of the modular design of operating systems; the concept of interrupts, mulitple processors and I/O programming; memory management techniques, demand paging and virtual memory; job scheduling algorithms, race conditions between processes; file systems, analytic tools for the evaluation of operating systems. Prerequisite: ECEG 520 or equivalent.

ECEG 729. Artifical Intelligence. 3 Credits.

Computer-based systems with the potential to learn, comprehend, interpret, and arrive at conclusions in a manner considered intelligent if a person was making decisions. Topics will be taken from expert systems, fuzzy logic, and neural nets with emphasis on machine applications.

ECEG 730. Compiler Design.. 3 Credits.

Overview of compilers; programming languages and the syntactic specification of programming languages; lexical analysis, parsing techniques; top down parsing; recursive descent parsing; shift-reduce parsing; error recovery techniques; code generation and optimization; design and implementation of a compiler carried out as a class project. (Required is knowledge of a high level programming language- Fortran, Basic, PL/I.).

ECEG 731. Control Systems. 3 Credits.

Multivariable systems; controllability and observability; observer design and pole assignment; stability analysis.

ECEG 732. Optimal Control Theory. 3 Credits.

Performance measures: dynamic programming and its application to optimal control problems; calculus of variations; minimum principle; numerical techniques for finding optimal controls and trajectories. Prerequisite:ENGG 630.

ECEG 733. Digital Control System Analysis and Design. 3 Credits.

State-space representation of discrete-time systems. Stability, observability, controllability. Digital controller design using transform techniques. Statespace design methods.

ECEG 735. Direct Energy Conversion. 3 Credits.

Principles of energy conversion; thermoelectric, photovoltaic, and thermionic generators; magneto-hydodynamic power generators: solar and nuclear energy conversion.

ECEG 736. Power Systems I. 3 Credits.

Steady state operation of electric power systems: power network representation; load flow analysis; economic dispatch and steady state control of energy systems.

ECEG 738. Power Systems II. 3 Credits.

Analysis of faulted power systems; symmetrical and asymmetrical systems; transient stability, emergency control and system protection. Prerequisite: ECEG 736 or approval of Instructor.

ECEG 740. Electro-Optics. 3 Credits.

Propagation of rays and beams, optical resonators; theory of laser oscillation; modulation of laser beams; optical detection.

ECEG 741. Quantum Electronics. 3 Credits.

Interaction of radiation with matter, spontaneous and simulated emission and absorption; semi-classical theory of lasers; traveling wave and cavity lasers; laser saturation; noise limitation of light detectors and amplifiers.

ECEG 744. Signal Detection and Estimation. 3 Credits.

Hypothesis testing; decision criteria: North and Wiener filtering; detection and estimation of signals with known and random parameters in white and colored Gaussian noise; recursive estimation of constant and time-varying signal parameters; Kalman-Bucy filtering; applications to communication systems, radar and biological signal processing. Prerequisite: ECEG 710.

ECEG 746. Digital Signal Processing. 3 Credits.

Discrete time signals and systems analysis' infinite and finite impulse response digital filter design techniques, random discrete time signals and spectral analysis, detection and estimation of signals in noise Kalman filters.

ECEG 750. Antenna Engineering. 3 Credits.

Analysis and design of various antenna types such as dipoles, horns, reflectors, apertures, microstrip and wire antennas. Electronically scanned arrays. Radiation pattern antenna impedance, gain, directivity, bandwidth, beam width, and frequency dependence. Reciprocity between receiving and transmitting antennas. Amplitude tapering to achieve desired sidelobe characteristics.

ECEG 751. Microwave Circuits. 3 Credits.

Transmission lines and waveguides; circuit representation of waveguide systems using impedance and scattering formulation, impedence transformation and matching; Faraday rotation in ferrites; passive microwave devices; terminations; attenuators, couplers, circulators, the magic tee; emphasis on developing a circuit view point for analyzing microwave devices.

ECEG 762. Modeling and Simulation. 3 Credits.

Review of probability distributions;random number testing and generation; mathematical models; Markov chains; simulation methods; data analysis; Monte Carlo methods.

ECEG 763. Data Structures and Computer Algorithms. 3 Credits.

Sequential and parallel algorithms for non-numerical and numerical applications.Algorithm complexity analysis, basic data structures, searching, sorting graph, and numerical algorithms.

ECEG 764. Data Base Management Systems (DBMS). 3 Credits.

Software and hardware design problems for DBMS; an overview of data base systems, data manipulation languages, normal forms, machine architectures.

ECEG 792. Advanced Projects in Electrical or Computer Engineering. 3 Credits.

A project course of an advanced nature conducted by assigning individual investigations to be performed by the student under the supervision of a staff member; consists of theoretical and experimental investigations in specialized fields of electrical engineering of interest to the student.

ECEG 793. Advanced Study in Electrical or Computer Engineering. 3 Credits.

Individual study of a selected topic in electrical engineering under the supervision of a staff member.

ECEG 794. Selected Topics in Electrical Engineering. 3 Credits.

Topics of current interest to graduate Electrical Engineering students; subject matter will be announced in advance of semester offering.

ECEG 795. Special Topic: in Computer Engineering. 3 Credits.

Topics of current interest to graduate Computer Engineering students; subject matter will be announced in advance of semester offering.

ECEG 796. Special Topic: in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 3 Credits.

Engineering -Graduate Courses

ENGG 610. Numerical Methods in Engineering. 3 Credits.

Formulation of numerical techniques for solution of engineering problems; typical subject material includes linear and nonlinear equations, systems of equations, boundary value and initial value problems in ordinary and partial differential equations, matrix algebra, etc. Applications from various engineering disciplines are emphasized and computer solutions stressed. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

ENGG 612. Finite Element Methods. 3 Credits.

Derivation of element equations using direct, variational, and residual methods; multidimensional problems in the steady state and transient domains; use of general purpose finite element computer programs; applications from a variety of engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

ENGG 614. Engineering Mathematics. 3 Credits.

Mathematical formulation of problems of importance to engineering; solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations; mathematical series and orthogonal functions and their applications; matrix algebra; applications from a variety of engineering disciplines are emphasized. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

ENGG 620. Applications of Instrumentation and Data Acquisition. 3 Credits.

Operation, application, and selection of engineering instruments for measuring common engineering variables, e.g. position, velocity, temperatures, pH, force, pressure, strain, flow rate, light intensity, concentration, etc; sensors, data acquisition and processing. Output devices, including logic and actuator operation and selection. Computer-based data acquisition and automated analysis are considered.

ENGG 630. System Control. 3 Credits.

Formulation of process models; transfer functions; multivariable systems; linear control and feedback systems; stability; steady state optional control; adaptive control; applications from a variety of engineering disciplines. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

ENGG 632. Modern Engineering Computations. 3 Credits.

Applications of contemporary computer software to increase speed, improve comprehension, and enhance presentation; of results when analyzing, modeling and solving a wide variety of engineering problems in various branches of engineering and computer science. Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor.

ENGG 640. Information Processing and Technology. 3 Credits.

Examination of the technological issues, including design of integrated engineering information systems and environments. Topics to be taken from: the computer as an organizational information system; computer-based information system; manufacturing information systems; the virtual office; databases and database systems; knowledge-based systems; technology and role of the internet in integrated engineering information systems; organizational system theory and methodologies.

ENGG 650. Engineering Economics. 3 Credits.

Techniques for estimating investment and operating expenses; profitability analysis including depreciation and taxes in cash flow; methods for comparing alternate investments; market estimation and location efforts; application from a variety of engineering disciplines.

ENGG 651. Principles in Public Health. 3 Credits.

This course will cover basic principles in public health with emphasis on topics for engineering professionals. Fundamental concepts in the core public health sciences of epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as public health biology and toxicology, will be presented. Application of these principles to issues of human exposure to environmental agents and the role of the engineering disciplines will be examined. Human health risk assessment and the implications on regulatory policy will be discussed. Senior Status required.

ENGG 652. Project Management. 3 Credits.

Study of the content, planning, and control of an industrial project; comparsion of functional management and project management, the role of the Engineering Manager, project organization structures, project planning, use of critical path methods and project control; emphasis on the project management concept and its applicability to a wide range of industrial projects; the case study method is used to examine a variety of specific management issues, e.g. staffing, controlling and directing the project, identifying and resolving critical issues, anticipating and solving team personnel problems, etc.; various managerial decison tools and project control methods, such as CPM and PERT are discussed.

ENGG 653. Statistical Decision Making. 3 Credits.

Methods dealing with the collection, tabulation, summarization, and presentation of data. Inferential statistics; reaching conclusions and making estimates about populations based upon sample information. Hypothesis testing is explored as a basis for decision-making. Design experiments to learn more about the natural world and how to model physical relationships. Engineering quality into a product.

ENGG 654. Quality Management for Engineers. 3 Credits.

Methods for improving the quality of engineered products and processes. Total Quality Management (TQM), Quality Function Deployment (QFD(, Concurrent Engineering, Basic Statistics, Acceptance Sampling, Statistic Process Control (SPC), Reliability, Taguchi Techniques, introductin to Quality Assurance.

ENGG 656. Engineering Optimization. 3 Credits.

Introduction to optimization problems; mathematical preliminaries; unconstrained nonlinear optimization; one-dimensional search methods; equality and inequality constrained nonlinear optimization; linear programming; engineering applications to cost minimization, optimum system design and operation.

ENGG 658. Legal Aspects of Engineering. 3 Credits.

Basic legal doctrines, professional-client relationship, design and practice problems. Fundamental concepts of contract law. Topics include American judicial system, contracts, quasicontracts, agency, licensing, client obligations, construction process, liability of engineers, copyrights, patents and trade secrets.

ENGG 660. Engineering Ethics. 3 Credits.

Ethical issues in engineering are examined such as whistle blowing, computer ethics, employer/employee relationship and responsibilities, use of technology and the environment, public safety, codes of ethics. Case studies are emphasized.

ENGG 670. Pollution Prevention. 3 Credits.

Regulations, advantages and disadvantages of polution prevention: EPA'S pollution prevention hierarchy, including source reduction, recycling, control and ultimate disposal; Multimedia approaches and total systems analysis of pollution prevention options; applications to specific processes and industries from various engineering disciplines.

ENGG 672. Accident and Emergency Management. 3 Credits.

Engineering process safety, including emergency planning and response; fires, explosions and other accidents; dispersion fundamentals, applications and analysis; hazard and risk assessment; legal considerations; examples from various engineering disciplines. Three credits.

ENGG 674. Green Engineering Design. 3 Credits.

Multi-disciplinary considerations and techniques for greener engineering design; historical perspective of the industrial revolution and the impacts of industrialization; industrial revolution and the impacts of industrialization; industrial activity and the environment, including energy usage and resource depletion; improved industrial and municipal (POTW) operations, including process design and development; green engineering economics, including life cycle cost assessment; design for the environment, including waste prevention, water and energy conservation and packaging; wastewater treatment, air pollution and fugitive emissions control, and solid water disposal methods; and, sustainable development and the role of engineers.

ENGG 676. Sustainable Material Selection. 3 Credits.

The first half of the class covers basic material selection issues such as material characteristics, and behavior for all types of engineering materials (metals, polymers, ceramics/glasses, and composites), along with how they fail and respond to environmental conditions (e.g. corrosion). In the second half of the class attention will be paid to material selection with particular emphasis being placed on ecological considerations such as recycling, reusability, carbon footprints, and pollution issues.

ENGG 680. Advanced Strength of Materials. 3 Credits.

Stresses in multidimensions; symmetrical and unsymmetrical bending; shear center; curved beams; beams on elastic foundation; beam columns; thin plates; torsion of noncircular sections; thin walled cylinders; general and symmetric bending of straight bars, curved beam and plates; applications from several engineering disciplines. Prerequisites: Undergraduate solid mechanics course.

ENGG 682. Applied Heat Transfer. 3 Credits.

Topics in process heat transfer including: steady state and transient conduction, free and forced convection, radiation and combined models, heat transfer with phase change; applications come from a variety of engineering disciplines and can include: design and rating of variours heat exchangers, condensers and evaporators; heat pipes; solar collectors; electronic cooling, etc. Prerequisite: Undergraduate heat transfer course.

Environmental Engineering-Graduate Courses

ENVG 500. Modeling of Civil and Environmental Engineering Problems. 3 Credits.

Construction of analytical models that produce the classical formulas of structural, hydraulic, water supply and water and wastewater treatment engineering. Ordinary and partial differential equations, vectors, tensors and matrices, systems of linear equations and boundary value problems. Prerequisites: MATH 286, Differential Equations, CEEN 303, Fluid Mechanics, ENGS 230, Introductory Solid Mechanics.

ENVG 505. Surface Water Quality Modeling. 3 Credits.

Principles governing the transport and fate of contaminants in rivers, streams, lakes and reservoirs. Water quality standards, transport processes, water quality modeling for water-borne disease, dissolved oxygen, and nutrient enrichment. Engineering controls to meet water quality objectives and case studies are presented. Computer solutions to some problems are required. Prerequisite: ENGS 204 or equivalent.

ENVG 506. Water Treatment Processes. 3 Credits.

Study of the fundamental principles used to treat both drinking water and wastewater. Drinking water treatment principles include Strokes law for particle settling, theory of coagulation and flocculation, porous media filtration and disinfection. Principles for wastewater treatment include reactor analyses, growth and degradation kinetics for biological oxidation processes anaerobic digestion of complex organics, and hindered and compression settling. Pre-requisite: ENGS 204 or equivalent.

ENVG 507. Groundwater. 3 Credits.

Basic principles of groundwater hydrology and subsurface contaminant transport. Construction and use of flow nets; pumping well and aquifer response under confirmed and unconfirmed conditions. Contaminant sources, transport, and retardation; the behavior of nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPLS) in the subsurface. Design of groundwater extraction systems, subsurface cutoff walls, caps, and emerging technologies for soil treatment. Pre-requisite: ENGS 204 or equivalent.

ENVG 509. Environmental Geochemistry. 3 Credits.

Review of fundamental geologic processes. Solution-mineral equilibria of carbonates and silicates. Surface chemistry at the solution-mineral interface. Relevant phase equilibria, weathering and soils, inorganic and organic sedimentation and diagenesis, isotope geochemistry, and metamorphism. Two semesters of General Chemistry.

ENVG 510. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of hazardous waste management and treatment design. Includes review of current hazardous waste regulations, groundwater and air contaminant fate and transport concepts, and risk assessment. Primary focus on the design of treatment processes including air stripping of volatile compounds, soil vapor extraction, adsorption, bioremediation of contained aquifers and soils, and incineration. Emerging treatment technologies will also be presented. Prerequisite: ENGS 204 or equivalent.

ENVG 702. Air Quality Analysis. 3 Credits.

Basic air pollution concepts; the Clean Air Act; basic meteorology; basic analytical methods and concepts for air quality analysis; the Gaussian Plume Model; Plume Rise; Traffic Impact Analysis; Environmental Impact Analysis and air quality; Airshed Models; Smog and Ozone Models; Indoor Air Quality analysis.

ENVG 703. Environmental Fate and Effects of Toxic Contaminants. 3 Credits.

Principles governing the transport, fate, and effect of toxic organic contaminants in surface water systems. Topics include: physical-chemical characterization of toxic organic contaminants; phase behavior and chemical transformation kinetics; sediment contamination and transport; bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs; human and ecological risk assessment; sediment remediation technologies and environmental site remediation. Mathematical solutions and computer models are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: ENVG 505.

ENVG 704. Advanced Water Quality Modeling for Metals. 3 Credits.

Advanced water quality modeling for metals in surface waters and sediments. Topics include: metal speciation; metal binding to natural organic matter; metal binding in sediment; aquatic toxicity; human health effects; chemical speciation-transport modeling; critical loads; metal-sulfide oxidation kinetics; cycling of redox sensitive metals (e.g., As, Cr, Se); Hg cycling and bioaccumulation; acidification of surface waters. Computer modeling based on the Biotic Ligand Model (BLM) and the Tableau Input Coupled Kinetic Equilibrium Transport (TICKET) model will be used throughout the course. Prerequisites: ENVG 505 and ENVG 706.

ENVG 706. Water Chemistry. 3 Credits.

The environmentally important chemical processes that take place in natural marine waters, and in soils and sediments. The sources, reactions, transport, and fate of chemical substances in these environments. Extensive examples of the application of chemical principles to the solution of relevant environmental engineering problems are included. Prerequisite: ENGS 204 and two semesters of general chemistry.

ENVG 708. Environmental Biotechnology. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of biotechnology and its applications to environmental engineering. Principles of microbial genetics, microbial ecology and biochemistry and how they relate to biological treatment of water, air, wastewater and hazardous wastes. Biofilm process fundamentals and applications. Molecular methods and their use in the study and analysis of ideal and non-ideal biological systems. Specific applications to public health, bioremediation, biosolids reuse and industrial treatment. Review and evaluation of Advanced water, wastewater and remediation processes that utilize biotechnology. Prerequisite: ENVG 506.

ENVG 710. Environmental Organic Chemistry. 3 Credits.

The structure and nomenclature of relevant organic compounds. Kinetics, fate and transport of xenophobic chemicals in the environment. Important hydrolytic, photolytic, oxidative and reductive reactions. Use of quantitative structure activity relationships (QSARs) in predicting toxicity and related properties of various classes of environmentally active organic compounds. Prerequisites: ENGS204 and two semesters of General Chemistry.

ENVG 712. Advanced Geohydrology. 3 Credits.

Review of basic principles. Introduction to numerical groundwater modeling; application of Visual MODFLOW to flow and transport modeling. Pumping well and aquifer response under confined, unconfined, and semi-confined conditions. Hydraulic conductivity testing; borehole and surface geophysical methods for site characterization. Prerequisite: ENVG 507.

ENVG 718. Biological Treatment. 3 Credits.

Application of biological processes to all types of water and waste streams including: municipal and industrial wastewater, drinking water, and hazardous waste streams. Treatment processes and models, aerobic, facultative and anaerobic processes, cell synthesis and respiration, oxygen and nutrient requirements. Biological nitrogen removal, enhanced biological phosphorus removal, attached growth systems, bioremediation and process designs. Anaerobic treatment with biogas recovery. Course will also cover process troubleshooting, and operation and maintenance issues associated with many treatment technologies. Pre-requisite: ENVG 506.

ENVG 721. Environmental Sustainability: Water Reuse and Resource Recovery. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of wastewater reuse including: State and Federal water reclamation and reuse regulation; municipal, industrial and storm water reuse; public health aspects of reuse; and economics of reuse. Design and operation of specific reuse technologies including membrane systems, advanced oxidation systems, etc. Regulations and technologies addressing beneficial reuse of biosolids and drinking water residuals, including land application and soil conditioning, will also be covered. Finally, the role of water and residuals reuse in industrial, local and global sustainability will be addressed. Prerequisite: ENVG 506.

ENVG 722. Subsurface Bioremediation. 3 Credits.

Fundamentals of sub-surface processes, abiotic and biotic, which contribute to the bioremediation of common subsurface contaminants including petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, nitroaromatics, heavy metals and redionuclides. Areas of study will include multi-phase flow, convective transport, sortion/desorption, phase partitioning, as well as microbal ecology, biodegradation kinetics, biomass growth and degradative metabolisms. Specific examples of intrinsic and engineered bioremediation of aromatics and chlorinated solvents will be included. The course will utilize a text book, web-based tutorial material and three interactive bioremediation spread-sheet based models. The course will meet only three times during the semester; all other correspondence will be carried out via email. Prerequisite: ENVG 506, ENVG 507.

ENVG 731. Special Topics. 1-3 Credit.

Guided study of approved advanced topics related to environmental engineering or science; credits to be specifically arranged.

ENVG 732. Thesis. 6 Credits.

A technical paper under faculty supervision based upon original study or research, and original design, or a thorough analysis of an existing or proposed system of either a scientific or engineering nature.

ENVG 736. Advanced Unit Operations. 3 Credits.

Advanced study of the processes used for water and wastewater treatment with an emphasis on design principles and process modeling. Processes covered include reactor design and analysis, carbon adsorption, ion exchange, chemical oxidation of inorganic and organic contaminants, primary and second disinfection, strategies for control of disinfection byproducts and membrane technologies. Prerequisite ENVG 506.

ENVG 739. Environmental Experimental Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course is an advanced laboratory covering principles of modern experimental and analytical techniques and their applications to problems in environmental engineering. Topics include the measurement of water quality parameters, determination of contaminant partition coefficients and kinetics of transformation reactions in the environment. Prerequisite: ENVG 705.

ENVG 740. Advanced Hydraulic Design. 3 Credits.

Introduction to advanced concepts in hydraulic design. Use of computer software to analyze and design stormwater, sanitary sewer and water distribution systems. Hydraulic analysis of a river using HECRAS. A project-oriented design course. This course utilizes EPA SWMM and EPANET software, and Corps of Engineers HECRAS software. Pre-requisite: CEEN 307 or equivalent.

Mechanical Engineering-Graduate Courses

MECG 512. Energy Conversion. 3 Credits.

Overview of thermodynamic concepts, application of first and second laws of thermodynamics to improve efficiency of gas turbines and power generation systems, combustion of hydrocarbon fuels,reacting systems, conventional and innovative energy conversion applications such as solar, wind,wave, tidal, ocean thermal, and geothermal energy.

MECG 513. Introduction to Nuclear Power Plant systems. 3 Credits.

Study of current in-service nuclear plant design, including nuclear plant reactor, reacto auxiliaries, secondary steam plant, and electrical systems;review the design bases for major systems and components in current operating nuclear plants; evaluation of how the systems function in an integrated fashion. Case studies are used to explore historical engineering and operational issues. New vendor nuclear plant designs are ecplored and compared to current designs.

MECG 515. Energy Dynamics of Green Buildings I. 3 Credits.

The course emphasizes understanding the impact that various environmental systems have on the building design and operation process. Site and climate analysis will be the starting point for defining performance criteria of the built environment. Students will be introduced to analysis tools for interpreting weather data and the fundamentals of occupant comfort. Criteria used to define internal environmental conditions will be discussed as design goal to which all building elements must strive to achieve through systems integration. Three credits.

MECG 516. Turbo Machinery. 3 Credits.

Review of fundamentals of fluid mechanics, dimensional analysis in fluid machinery; classification and characteristics of fluid machinery (positive displacement, radial, mixed flow and axial); efficiencies; incompressible flow machines (pumps and hydraulic turbines); cavitation; compressible flow machines (compressors and gas turbines); choking and surge.

MECG 525. Analysis and Design Hvac Systems. 3 Credits.

Indoor air quality and human comfort, economy and environmental protection requirements. Heating and cooling loads. Introduction to equipment selection and system analysis.

MECG 528. Combustion Systems. 3 Credits.

Basic Cycles for spark ignition and compression ignition engines. Combustion chemistry, flame temperataures, fuels and heating values. Actual versus ideal cycles, equilibrium charts, knock and engine variables. Mechanics of spark ignition and compression ignition engines.

MECG 546. Manufacturing Engineering. 3 Credits.

Group projects emphasizing design for manufacturing, manufacturing system simulation, and prototype fabrication. Concurrent with projects are lectures on modern manufacturing technologies. Includes a two-hour laboratory.

MECG 548. Introduction to Robotics. 3 Credits.

The geometry and mathematical representation of rigid body motion, forward and inverse robot kinematics, robot dynamics, trajectory generation, position sensing and actuation, and the control of manipulators. Three credits.

MECG 605. Flight Aerodynamics. 3 Credits.

The operation of an aircraft as a function not only the wing but also the engine operating characteristics and overall aircraft parameters. This course develops the analysis needed to calculate flight envelop characteristics, take-off and landing parameters, engine/wing matching requirements, and basic conceptual aircraft design protocols. Three credits.

MECG 612. Alternative Energy Systems. 3 Credits.

Second Law of Thermodynamics; discussion of systems which are not limited by heat engine efficiencies. Stirling Engines. Thermoelectric systems; electrochemistry, batteries and fuel cells. Solar energy; solar thermal and photovoltaic energy systems. Lenz’s Law, magneto-hydrodynamics. Wind power, horizontal and vertical wind turbine designs. Geothermal energy systems. Three credits.

MECG 613. Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of reactor operation and design principles; fundamentals of radiation; radiation decay; binding energy; types of interactions; shielding; radioisotopes; fission cross section; fission in a reactor as a method of generating heat; controlling fission chains; basic reactor model design principles; reactor theory; heat transfer with regards to reactor coolant and reactor fuel; reactor design safety; and nuclear reactor control including important parameter measurements on sub-critical and critical reactors. Three credits.

MECG 615. Energy Dynamics Green Buildings II. 3 Credits.

In this course students will be engaged in the design of the building systems through a process that views systems as complete assemblies with design relationships to other systems (man made and natural/internal and external). The content of the course will emphasis the tectonic aspects of architecture; however, other aspects such as the technology and methods for maintaining comfort conditions and ecological balance within the buildings will be reviewed with an emphasis on high performance sustainable design, human comfort, social responsibility, ecology, and sustainability. Issues associated with LEED certification will be addressed; energy system analysis programs will be used to optimize a building performance. Three credits.

MECG 617. Solar Energy System Theory and Design. 3 Credits.

Study of solar energy systems with emphasis in solar heating and cooling of buildings; design of various types of solar collectors using different materials, working fluids, and geometries; energy storage systems for solar assisted heat pumps; use of solar energy in power generation. Three credits.

MECG 630. Control System Theory and Applications. 3 Credits.

System model formulation; transfer functions and block diagrams; linear control and feedback systems; root-locus method will be covered along with control hardware and schematic diagrams. Case studies and applications to various engineering systems will be used to introduce students to the principles of control system design. Three credits.

MECG 676. Sustainable Materials Selection. 3 Credits.

The first half of the class covers basic material selection issues such as material characteristics, and behavior for all types of engineering materials metals, polymers, ceramics/glasses, and composites), along with how they fail and respond to environmental conditions (e.g. corrosion). In the second half of the class attention will be paid to material selection with particular emphasis being placed on ecological considerations such as recycling, reusability, carbon footprints, and pollution issues. Three credits.

MECG 701. Viscous Flow Theory. 3 Credits.

Development of the Navier-Stokes equation; solutions for special cases. Dimensionless forms; low and high Reynolds number forms. Boundary layer theory (similarity solution); Application to flow over a flat plate, and flow in ducts. Introduction to potential theory.

MECG 702. Compressible Flow. 3 Credits.

Linearized sub- and supersonic flow past slender bodies. One- and two-dimensional and axisymmetric flows, including normal and oblique shocks. Similarity laws. Method of characteristics.

MECG 704. Computational Fluid Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Study of numerical methods in fluid mechanics including: finite differencing, numerical errors and stability, nonlinear convection terms, boundary conditions, and turbulence.

MECG 707. Conduction Heat Transfer. 3 Credits.

Development of basic equations of heat conduction; analytical and numerical solutions of transient and steady state temperature distributions in solids; applications involving heat generation and varying physical properties. Computer projects.

MECG 708. Convection Heat Transfer. 3 Credits.

Continuity, momentum, and energy equations for engineering fluids; exact and approximate solutions for laminar and turbulent flows; free and forced convection, boiling and condensation; selected applications.

MECG 709. Radiation Heat Transfer. 3 Credits.

Black body and non-black surface radiation; radiative properties of real materials; configuration factors; multi-face radiation exchange in enclosures; radiative transfer in participating and radiative properties of gases; application to problems involving convection and radiation.

MECG 714. Computer Aided Engineering. 3 Credits.

Introduction to CAD, solid modeling, analysis and optimization. Introduction to finite element packages, practical integration of CAD, system assembly and dynamic simulation.

MECG 720. Robotics and Automation. 3 Credits.

Introduction to robotics and automation; flow-line production; numerical control and CAD/CAM; group technology and flexible manufacturing systems; robotic industrial application; robot decision making; programmable robotic automation.

MECG 734. Operation Research. 3 Credits.

Presentation of the analysis associated with managing manufacturing operations. Topics covered will be decision-making, forecasting, materials requirement planning, queuing, project management, and aggregate planning.

MECG 735. Theory of Vibration. 3 Credits.

Steady state and transient response of lumped and continuous mechanical systems. Application to rods, beams, plates and shells.

MECG 736. Design Machine Elements. 3 Credits.

Strain energy method for analyzing statistically indeterminate machine members; theories of failure; fatigue; optimum design of machine elements; stress waves and impact loading, critical speed. Finite element modeling of various machine members.

MECG 738. Advanced Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Introduction to kinematics; formulation of equations of motion for a particle, system of particles and rigid bodies. Holonomic, conservative and non-conservative systems. Work-energy principles and Lagrangian methods. Introduction to vibration theory.

MECG 741. Special Topics: in Mechanical Engineering. 3 Credits.

Special topics in mechanical engineering of current interest to graduate students; subject matter will be announced in advance of particular semester offering.

MECG 742. Advanced Study: Mechanical Engineering. 3 Credits.

Individual study of a selected topic in mechanical engineering under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Advisor's approval of topic.

MECG 746. Research Project in Mechanical Engineering. 3-6 Credit.

Research project under the supervision of a faculty member. A project proposal, approved by the faculty advisor and the graduate program director, must be submitted. A final written report and oral presentation are required. May be extended to thesis with faculty advisor's recommendation and approval of the graduate program director.

MECG 748. Thesis in Mechanical Engineering. 6 Credits.

Original investigation or design in field of mechanical engineering; topic is to be chosen by student with approval of faculty advisor and department chair; written report and oral presentation required. Prerequisite: Advisor's approval of topic.

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