Civil Engineering

Ottawa Carleton Institute of Civil Engineering
Carleton University
Minto 3090
Phone: 613-520-5659
Fax: 613-520-7481
http://www.ocice.ca/

  • M.A.Sc. Civil Engineering
  • M.Eng. Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering

M.A.Sc., M.Eng. Civil Engineering

Academic Regulations

See the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission to a master's program is a bachelor's degree with at least high honours standing in civil engineering.

  1. Graduates from engineering programs other than civil engineering, or Honours science programs with a mathematics content equivalent to the civil engineering program will have to take a minimum of four qualifying undergraduate civil engineering courses in their area of graduate specialty.
  2. Graduates from other science programs will have to take all the core engineering undergraduate mathematics courses in addition to the requirements specified in (1) above.

The undergraduate courses required will be specified in the Certificate of Admission.

Undergraduate civil engineering courses will not be accepted towards a graduate degree. Graduate students may still be required to take undergraduate courses for credit to fulfil the admission requirements.

No more than one half of the program credit requirements or that stipulated in the regulations of the university in which the student is registered, whichever is less, can be transferred at admission.

Program Requirements

Study at the master's level can be pursued through either a thesis leading to a M.A.Sc., a project option leading to a M.Eng., or a course work option leading to a M.Eng.Requirements are stated in terms of Carleton University credits.

M.A.Sc. Civil Engineering - Master's degree by thesis (6.0 credits)
1.  3.0 credits in courses3.0
2.  3.0 credits in:3.0
CIVE 5909 [3.0]
M.A.Sc. Thesis
3. Participation in the graduate student seminar series:
CIVE 5901 [0.0]
Master's Seminar
4. Successful oral defence of the thesis
Total Credits6.0
M.Eng. Civil Engineering - Master's degree by project (5.0 credits)
1.  4.0 credits in courses4.0
2.  1.0 credit in:1.0
CIVE 5900 [1.0]
Civil Engineering Project
Total Credits5.0
M.Eng. Civil Engineering - Master's degree by course work (5.0 credits)
1.  5.0 credits in courses5.0
Total Credits5.0

Ph.D. Civil Engineering

Academic Regulations

See the General Regulations section of this Calendar.

Admission Requirements

The normal requirement for admission into the Ph.D. program is a master's degree with thesis in civil engineering. Students who have been admitted to a master's program may be permitted to transfer into the Ph.D. program if they show outstanding academic performance and demonstrate significant promise for advanced research.

Program Requirements

Requirements are stated in terms of Carleton University credits. 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering (10.0 credits)
1.  2.0 credits in courses2.0
2. Participation in the graduate student seminar series:0.0
CIVE 6901 [0.0]
Ph.D. Seminar
3. Successful completion of written and oral comprehensive examinations in subject areas determined by the student's advisory committee:0.0
CIVE 6902 [0.0]Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination0.0
4. Successful completion of a thesis proposal examination0.0
5.  8.0 credits in:8.0
CIVE 6909 [8.0]
Ph.D. Thesis
6. Successful oral defence of the thesis. The examination board for all theses will include an external examiner, and, when possible, professors from both departments.0.0
Total Credits10.0

 Notes

  1. Subject to approval of his/her advisory committee, a Ph.D. student may take, or be required to take, courses in other disciplines.
  2. Students who have been permitted to transfer into the Ph.D. program from a master's program without having completed the master's degree will require 5.0 course credits for the Ph.D. degree which include transfer of credits from the incomplete master's program.

Graduate Courses

In all programs, the student may choose graduate courses from either university with the approval of the adviser or the advisory committee. Graduate courses are listed below, grouped by subject area. Course descriptions may be found in the departmental section of the calendar concerned. All courses are of one term duration. The codes given in parentheses are those used by the University of Ottawa. Courses beginning with "CIVE" and 'ENVE' are offered at Carleton University and those beginning with "CIVJ" and 'ENVJ' are offered at the University of Ottawa. Not all courses listed are necessarily given during one academic year. Courses taken outside the Institute will not count towards the degree requirements unless approved by the adviser or the advisory committee and the program's Associate Chair (graduate affairs). In all programs, at least one half of the course work must be taken from the Institute.

Geotechnical Engineering

CIVE 5209 (CVG 7100) Geotechnical Case Studies
CIVE 5300 (CVG 7101) Advanced Soil Mechanics
CIVE 5500 (CVG 7104) Earth Retaining Structures
CIVE 5501 (CVG 7105) Advanced Foundation Engineering
CIVE 5502 (CVG 7106) In-Situ Geotechnique
CIVE 5503 (CVG 7107) Numerical Methods in Geomechanics
CIVE 5505 (CVG 7109) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
CIVE 5800 (CVG 7305) Topics in Geotechnique
CIVE 5801 (CVG 7306) Topics in Geotechnique
CIVE 5802 (CVG 7307) Topics in Geotechnique
CIVE 5803 (CVG 7308) Topics in Geotechnique
CIVE 5804 (CVG 7309) Topics in Geotechnique
CIVJ 5000 (CVG 5100) Deep Foundations
CIVJ 5006 (CVG 5106) Site Improvements
CIVJ 5008 (CVG 5108) Pile Dynamics
CIVJ 5105 (CVG 7124) Numerical Methods for Geotechnical Engineering
CIVJ 5106  Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils
CIVJ 5107 (CVG 5177) Offshore Geotechnique
CIVJ 5108 (CVG 5178) Ice Mechanics
CIVJ 5109 (CVG 5314) Geotechnical Hazards

Structural Engineering

CIVE 5101 (CVG 7120) Introductory Elasticity
CIVE 5102 (CVG 7121) Advanced Elasticity
CIVE 5103 (CVG 7122) Finite Element Analysis 1
CIVE 5104 (CVG 7123) Earthquake Engineering and Analysis
CIVE 5105 (CVG 7124) Finite Element Analysis 2
CIVE 5106 (CVG 7137) Dynamics of Structures
CIVE 5107 (CVG 5321) Finite Elements in Field Problems
CIVE 5200 (CVG 7138) Masonry Behaviour and Design
CIVE 5203 (CVG 7125) Theory of Structural Stability
CIVE 5204 (CVG 7126) Advanced Steel Structures
CIVE 5205 (CVG 7127) Advanced Structural Analysis
CIVE 5206 (CVG 7128) Prestressed Concrete
CIVE 5208 (CVG 7130) Advanced Reinforced Concrete
CIVE 5507  Blast Load Effects on Structures
CIVE 5600 (CVG 7131) Project Management
CIVE 5601 (CVG 7140) Engineering, Statistics, and Probabilities
CIVE 5602 (CVG 7141) Advanced Computer-Aided Design
CIVE 5605 (CVG 7143) Design of Steel Bridges
CIVE 5606 (CVG 7144) Design of Concrete Bridges
CIVE 5607 (CVG 7145) Introduction to Bridge Design
CIVE 5705 (CVG 7300) Topics in Structures
CIVE 5706 (CVG 7301) Topics in Structures
CIVE 5707 (CVG 7302) Topics in Structures
CIVE 5708 (CVG 7303) Topics in Structures
CIVE 5709 (CVG 7304) Topics in Structures
CIVJ 5201 (CVG 5142) Advanced Structural Dynamics
CIVJ 5202 (CVG 5143) Advanced Structural Steel Design
CIVJ 5300 (CVG 5144) Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
CIVJ 5203 (CVG 5145) Theory of Elasticity
CIVJ 5302 (CVG 5146) Numerical Methods of Structural Analysis
CIVJ 5204 (CVG 5147) Theory of Plates and Shells
CIVJ 5305 (CVG 5148) Prestressed Concrete Design
CIVJ 5304 (CVG 5149) Structural Stability
CIVJ 5206 (CVG 5150) Advanced Concrete Technology
CIVJ 5209 (CVG 5153) Wind Engineering
CIVJ 5306 (CVG 5155) Earthquake Engineering
CIVJ 5301 (CVG 5156) Finite Element Methods I
CIVJ 5303 (CVG 5157) Finite Element Methods II
CIVJ 5307 (CVG 5158) Elements of Bridge Engineering
CIVJ 5308 (CVG 5154) Random Vibrations
CIVJ 5309 (CVG 5159) Long Span Structures
CIVJ 5310  Bridge Design
CIVJ 5311  Durability of Concrete Structures
CIVJ 5312  Seismic Analysis and Design of Concrete Structures

Fire Safety Engineering

CIVE 5609 (CVG 7170) Fundamentals of Fire Safety Engineering
CIVE 5610 (CVG 7171) Fire Dynamics I
CIVE 5611 (CVG 7173) People in Fires
CIVE 5612 (CVG 7174) Fire Modeling
CIVE 5613 (CVG 7172) Fire Dynamics II
CIVE 5614 (CVG 7175) Design for Fire Resistance
CIVE 5615 (CVG 5320) Fire Behaviour of Materials
CIVE 5810  Topics in Fire Safety

Transportation Engineering

CIVE 5303 (CVG 7103) Pavements and Materials
CIVE 5304 (CVG 7150) Intercity Transportation
CIVE 5305 (CVG 7151) Traffic Engineering
CIVE 5306 (CVG 7152) Highway Materials
CIVE 5307 (CVG 7153) Urban Transportation
CIVE 5308 (CVG 7154) Highway Geometric Design
CIVE 5309 (CVG 7155) Transportation Supply
CIVE 5401 (CVG 7156) Transportation Economics
CIVE 5402 (CVG 7159) Transportation Terminals
CIVE 5403 (CVG 7158) Airport Planning
CIVE 5404  Introduction to Infrastructure Management
CIVE 5805 (CVG 7310) Topics in Transportation
CIVE 5806 (CVG 7311) Topics in Transportation
CIVE 5807 (CVG 7312) Topics in Transportation
CIVE 5808 (CVG 7313) Topics in Transportation
CIVE 5809 (CVG 7314) Topics in Transportation

Water Resources Engineering

CIVJ 5501 (CVG 5111) Hydraulic Structures
CIVJ 5502 (CVG 5112) Computational Hydrodynamics
CIVJ 5803 (CVG 5119) Computational Hydraulics
CIVJ 5506 (CVG 5120) Water Resources Systems
CIVJ 5509 (CVG 5123) Advanced Topics in Hydrology
CIVJ 5605 (CVG 5124) Coastal Engineering
CIVJ 5601 (CVG 5125) Statistical Methods in Hydrology
CIVJ 5602 (CVG 5126) Stochastic Hydrology
CIVJ 5603 (CVG 5127) Hydrologic Systems Analysis
CIVJ 5604 (CVG 5128) Water Resources Planning and Policy
CIVJ 5606 (CVG 5131) River Engineering
CIVJ 5503 (CVG 5160) Sediment Transport
CIVJ 5504 (CVG 5162) River Hydraulics

Environmental Engineering

ENVE 5001 (CVG 7160) Biofilm Processes
ENVE 5003 (EVG 7143) Advanced Ultraviolet Processes
ENVE 5004 (EVG 7144) Advanced Wastewater Treatment
ENVE 5101 (EVG 5101) Air Pollution Control
ENVE 5102 (CVG 7161) Traffic-Related Air Pollution
ENVE 5103 (CVG 7162) Air Quality Modeling
ENVE 5104 (EVG 7104) Indoor Environmental Quality
ENVE 5105 (EVG 7105) Atmospheric Aerosols
ENVE 5106 (EVG 7106) Atmospheric Chemical Transport Modelling
ENVE 5201 (EVG 7201) Geo-Environmental Engineering
ENVE 5203 (EVG 5203) Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes
ENVE 5204 (EVG 7134) Resource Industry Waste Management
ENVE 5205 (EVG 7132) Sludge Treatment and Disposal
ENVE 5301 (EVG 7301) Contaminant Hydrogeology
ENVE 5302 (CVG 7163) Case Studies in Hydrogeology
ENVE 5303 (EVG 7303) Multiphase Flow in Soils
ENVE 5401 (EVG 7401) Environmental Impacts of Major Projects
ENVE 5402 (EVG 7402) Finite Elements in Field Problems
ENVJ 5101 (CHG 4301) Air Pollution Control Process
ENVJ 5700  Environmental Assessment of Civil Engineering Projects
ENVJ 5900  Wastewater Treatment Process Design
ENVJ 5901  Unit Operations of Water Treatment
ENVJ 5902  Advanced Water Treatment
ENVJ 5903 (CVG 5331) Sludge Utilization and Disposal
ENVJ 5905  Water and Wastewater Treatment Process Analysis
ENVJ 5906  Solid Waste Disposal
ENVJ 5907  Chemical Analysis for Environmental Engineering
ENVJ 5908  Anaerobic Digestion
ENVJ 5909  Biological Nutrient Removal
ENVJ 5911  Unit Operations of Water Treatment Lab
ENVJ 5912  Advanced Water Treatment Processes Lab

Studies and Seminars

CIVE 5901 (CVG 7314) Master's Seminar
CIVE 5906 (CVG 6108) Directed Studies 1
CIVE 5907 (CVG 6109) Directed Studies 2
CIVJ 6000 (CVG 6300) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6001 (CVG 6301) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6002 (CVG 6302) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6003 (CVG 6303) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6004 (CVG 6304) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6005 (CVG 6305) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6006 (CVG 6306) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6007 (CVG 6307) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6008 (CVG 6308) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6009 (CVG 6309) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6010 (CVG 6310) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6011 (CVG 6311) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6012 (CVG 6312) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6013 (CVG 6313) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6014 (CVG 6314) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6015 (CVG 6315) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6016 (CVG 6316) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6017 (CVG 6317) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6018 (CVG 6318) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6019 (CVG 6319) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVJ 6020 (CVG 6320) Special Topics in Civil Engineering
CIVE 6901  Ph.D. Seminar
ENVE 5701 (EVG 6301) Topics in Environmental Engineering
ENVE 5702 (EVG 6302) Topics in Environmental Engineering
ENVE 5703 (EVG 6303) Topics in Environmental Engineering
ENVE 5704 (EVG 6304) Topics in Environmental Engineering
ENVE 5705 (EVG 6305) Topics in Environmental Engineering

Projects and Theses

CIVE 5900 (CVG 6000) Civil Engineering Project
CIVE 5909  M.A.Sc. Thesis
CIVE 6909  Ph.D. Thesis
CIVE 6902 (CVG 9998) Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Civil Engineering - Joint (CIVJ) Courses

CIVJ 5000 [0.5 credit]
Deep Foundations


CIVJ 5003 [0.5 credit]
Dam Engineering


CIVJ 5005 [0.5 credit]
Adsorption Separation Process


CIVJ 5006 [0.5 credit]
Site Improvements


CIVJ 5008 [0.5 credit]
Pile Dynamics


CIVJ 5102 [0.5 credit]
Behaviour of Soil and Rock


CIVJ 5104 [0.5 credit]
Soil Plasticity


CIVJ 5105 [0.5 credit]
Numerical Methods for Geotechnical Engineering


CIVJ 5106 [0.5 credit]
Mechanics of Unsaturated Soils


CIVJ 5107 [0.5 credit]
Offshore Geotechnique


CIVJ 5108 [0.5 credit]
Ice Mechanics


CIVJ 5109 [0.5 credit]
Geotechnical Hazards


CIVJ 5201 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Structural Dynamics


CIVJ 5202 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Structural Steel Design


CIVJ 5203 [0.5 credit]
Theory of Elasticity


CIVJ 5204 [0.5 credit]
Theory of Plates and Shells


CIVJ 5206 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Concrete Technology


CIVJ 5209 [0.5 credit]
Wind Engineering


CIVJ 5300 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design


CIVJ 5301 [0.5 credit]
Finite Element Methods I


CIVJ 5302 [0.5 credit]
Numerical Methods of Structural Analysis


CIVJ 5303 [0.5 credit]
Finite Element Methods II


CIVJ 5304 [0.5 credit]
Structural Stability


CIVJ 5305 [0.5 credit]
Prestressed Concrete Design


CIVJ 5306 [0.5 credit]
Earthquake Engineering


CIVJ 5307 [0.5 credit]
Elements of Bridge Engineering


CIVJ 5308 [0.5 credit]
Random Vibrations


CIVJ 5309 [0.5 credit]
Long Span Structures


CIVJ 5310 [0.5 credit]
Bridge Design


CIVJ 5311 [0.5 credit]
Durability of Concrete Structures


CIVJ 5312 [0.5 credit]
Seismic Analysis and Design of Concrete Structures


CIVJ 5500 [0.5 credit]
Deep Foundations


CIVJ 5501 [0.5 credit]
Hydraulic Structures


CIVJ 5502 [0.5 credit]
Computational Hydrodynamics


CIVJ 5503 [0.5 credit]
Sediment Transport


CIVJ 5504 [0.5 credit]
River Hydraulics


CIVJ 5506 [0.5 credit]
Water Resources Systems


CIVJ 5508 [0.5 credit]
Groundwater and Seepage


CIVJ 5509 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Topics in Hydrology


CIVJ 5601 [0.5 credit]
Statistical Methods in Hydrology


CIVJ 5602 [0.5 credit]
Stochastic Hydrology


CIVJ 5603 [0.5 credit]
Hydrologic Systems Analysis


CIVJ 5604 [0.5 credit]
Water Resources Planning and Policy


CIVJ 5605 [0.5 credit]
Coastal Engineering


CIVJ 5606 [0.5 credit]
River Engineering


CIVJ 5607 [0.5 credit]
Irrigation and Drainage


CIVJ 5803 [0.5 credit]
Computational Hydraulics


CIVJ 5901 [0.5 credit]
Unit Op of Water Treatment


CIVJ 5904 [0.5 credit]
Water and Wastewater Labs


CIVJ 5905 [0.5 credit]
Water and Wastewater Proc


CIVJ 5906 [0.5 credit]
Solid Waste Disposal


CIVJ 5907 [0.5 credit]
Chemistry of Enviro Engin


CIVJ 6000 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6001 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6002 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6003 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6004 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6005 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6006 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6007 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6008 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6009 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6010 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6011 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6012 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6013 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6014 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6015 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6016 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6017 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6018 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6019 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


CIVJ 6020 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering (CIVE) Courses

CIVE 5101 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7120)
Introductory Elasticity

Stresses and strains in a continuum; transformations, invariants; equations of motion; constitutive relations, generalized Hooke's Law, bounds for elastic constant: strain energy, superposition, uniqueness; formulation of plane stress and plane strain problems in rectangular Cartesian and curvilinear coordinates, Airy-Mitchell stress functions and Fourier solutions.

CIVE 5102 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7121)
Advanced Elasticity

Continuation of topics introduced in CIVE 5101. Complex variable solutions: torsional and thermal stresses; axially symmetric three-dimensional problems, Love's strain potential, Boussinesq-Galerkian stress functions; problems related to infinite and semi-infinite domains. Introduction to numerical methods of stress analysis, comparison of solutions.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 5101 or permission of the Department.

CIVE 5103 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7122)
Finite Element Analysis 1

Stress-strain and strain-displacement relationships from elasticity. Plane stress and plane strain finite elements. Lagrange interpolation and Lagrange based element families. Theory of thin plates; overview of plate bending elements. Theory of shells; practical shell elements. Finite element methods formulation.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as CIVE 4201, for which additional credit is precluded.

CIVE 5104 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7123)
Earthquake Engineering and Analysis

Advanced vibration analysis techniques; Rayleigh-Ritz procedure; subspace iteration; derived Ritz coordinates; proportional and non-proportional damping; introduction to seismology; earthquake response analysis via time and frequency domain; response spectrum approach; multiple input excitations; design considerations and code requirements; other advanced topics in earthquake engineering.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 5106 or permission of the Department.

CIVE 5105 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7124)
Finite Element Analysis 2

Variational and Galerkin formulations: assumed displacement, assumed stress and hybrid elements; plate bending: convergence, completeness and conformity, patch test, Kirchhoff and Mindlin plate theories, nonlinear elasticity and plasticity; geometric non-linearity, Eulerian and Lagrangian formulations; incremental and iterative schemes, finite elements in dynamics.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 5103 or permission of the Department.

CIVE 5106 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7137)
Dynamics of Structures

Structural dynamics, single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems, formulation of equations of motion, methods of analytical mechanics, free and forced vibrations, normal mode analysis, numerical methods for the response analyses of single and multiple-degree-of-freedom systems.

CIVE 5107 [0.5 credit] (CVG 5321)
Finite Elements in Field Problems

Use of Galerkin and Ritz finite element formulation to solve one and two dimensional field problems. Steady state and time-dependent phenomena involving potentials, heat transfer, fluid flow, diffusion, and dispersion with emphasis on practical applications. Basic knowledge of third year-level undergraduate engineering mathematics and physics required.
Also listed as ENVE 5402.

CIVE 5200 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7138)
Masonry Behaviour and Design

Properties of masonry materials and assemblages. Behaviour and design of walls, columns and lintels. Treatment of specialized design and construction topics. Design of lowrise and highrise structures. Discussion of masonry problems. Emphasis on a practice-oriented approach.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as CIVE 4403, for which additional credit is precluded.

CIVE 5203 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7125)
Theory of Structural Stability

Elastic and inelastic behaviour of beam-columns; elastic and inelastic buckling of frames; application of energy methods to buckling problems; lateral-torsional buckling of columns and beams; buckling of plates; local buckling of columns and beams.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 5205 or equivalent.

CIVE 5204 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7126)
Advanced Steel Structures

Limit states design philosophy; material behaviour; tension members; plate buckling; torsion; lateral torsional buckling; beams, axially loaded columns and beam-column behaviour; brittle fracture and fatigue; frame stability and second order effects.

CIVE 5205 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7127)
Advanced Structural Analysis

Matrix structural analysis; force and displacement method of analysis for planar and space structures; symmetric and anti-symmetric structures; analysis of nonlinear structures: geometric and material nonlinearities; large displacement theory and iteration strategy.

CIVE 5206 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7128)
Prestressed Concrete

Behaviour and analysis of prestressed concrete elements subjected to axial loads, flexure and shear: material properties; prestressing systems; linear and non-linear behaviour; deflections; compression-field approaches; disturbed regions; restraint of deformations; design requirements; applications to pressure vessels, bridges and frames.

CIVE 5208 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7130)
Advanced Reinforced Concrete

The research background, development, and limitations in current building code provisions for reinforced concrete; yield line theory of slabs; safety and limit state design; computer design of concrete structures.

CIVE 5209 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7100)
Geotechnical Case Studies

The critical study of case histories relating to current procedures of design and construction in geotechnical engineering. The importance of instrumentation and monitoring field behaviour will be stressed. In-situ testing.

CIVE 5300 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7101)
Advanced Soil Mechanics

Effective stress, pore pressure parameters, saturated and partially saturated soils; seepage; permeability tensor, solutions of the Laplace equation; elastic equilibrium; anisotropy, non-homogeneity, consolidation theories; shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils; failure and yield criteria.

CIVE 5303 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7103)
Pavements and Materials

An analysis of the interaction of materials, traffic, and climate in the planning, design construction, evaluation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of highway and airport pavements.

CIVE 5304 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7150)
Intercity Transportation

Current modal and intermodal issues, including energy. Framework and process of intercity transport planning and management. Recent trends and system development. Passenger and freight demand and service characteristics. Future prospects and possibilities.

CIVE 5305 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7151)
Traffic Engineering

Introduction to principles of traffic engineering. Basic characteristics of drivers, vehicles, and traffic. Volume, speed, and delay studies. Traffic stream characteristics and queuing theory. Capacity analysis of roads and intersections. Safety.

CIVE 5306 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7152)
Highway Materials

Materials characterization and strength evaluation of soils, stabilized soils, aggregates, and asphalt concrete. Effects of low temperatures and frost on materials behaviour.

CIVE 5307 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7153)
Urban Transportation

Urban transportation systems, planning and management. Urban development models, an introduction. Urban transportation policy.

CIVE 5308 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7154)
Highway Geometric Design

Principles of highway geometric design. Components of the highway system, their interrelationships, abilities, limitations, and their relations with the design elements. Safety and human factors, and their interaction with the highway elements. New and evolving concepts.

CIVE 5309 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7155)
Transportation Supply

Advanced treatment of transportation planning and management concepts and techniques: transport supply issues, capacity and costs, evaluation of system improvements and extensions, transportation and development, policy impact analysis.

CIVE 5401 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7156)
Transportation Economics

Transportation, economic analysis framework. Transport industry output. Carrier operations. Issue of resource utilization, measurement, economics, supply of infrastructure, pricing; subsidies, externalities. Transport policy in Canada.

CIVE 5402 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7159)
Transportation Terminals

Framework for passenger terminal planning and design. Theory: the transfer function and network modeling; pedestrian flow characteristics; capacity of corridors, stairs, escalators, and elevators; layout planning. Practical applications: air, rail, metro, bus, ferry, and multi-modal terminals.

CIVE 5403 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7158)
Airport Planning

Framework for airport planning and design. Aircraft characteristics; demand forecasting; airport site selection; noise, airside capacity; geometric design; the passenger terminal complex; cargo area; general aviation; ground transportation; land use planning.

CIVE 5404 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure management and its relationship to facility and asset management; challenges facing infrastructure managers; tools for effective IM; concept of total quality management; economic analysis of maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction; use of life cycle cost analysis in decision making, development and use of IM systems.
Also listed as IPIS 5102.

CIVE 5500 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7104)
Earth Retaining Structures

Approaches to the theoretical and semi-empirical analysis of earth retaining structures. Review of the earth pressure theories. Analysis and design methods for rigid and flexible retaining walls, braced excavations, and tunnels. Instrumentation and performance studies.

CIVE 5501 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7105)
Advanced Foundation Engineering

Review of methods of estimating compression and shear strength of soils. Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations. Foundations in slopes. Pile groups. Use of in-situ testing for design purposes.

CIVE 5502 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7106)
In-Situ Geotechnique

Subsurface exploration program. Soil and rock sampling. Geo-physical methods. Mechanical and hydraulic properties of soil and rock. Determination of strength and deformability. Critical evaluation of vane, pressuremeter, screw plate, dilatometer, borehole shear and plate load tests. Pumping, recharge and packer tests. In-situ stress measurements.

CIVE 5503 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7107)
Numerical Methods in Geomechanics

Advanced theories of soil and rock behaviour. Plasticity models. Generalized failure criteria. Critical state and cap models. Dilatancy effects. Associative and non-associative flow rules. Hardening rules. Consolidation, visco-elasticity, creep behaviour. Finite element formulation. Iterative schemes. Time marching schemes. Solution of typical boundary value problems.
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 5101, CIVE 5103, or permission of the Department.

CIVE 5504 [0.5 credit]
Seepage Through Soils

Surface-subsurface water relations. Steady flow. Flownet techniques. Numerical techniques. Seepage analogy models. Anisotropic and layered soils. Water retaining structures. Safety against erosion and piping. Filter design. Steady and non-steady flow towards wells. Multiple well systems. Subsidence due to ground water pumping.
Precludes additional credit for ENVE 5301.

CIVE 5505 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7109)
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Seismic hazards, earthquakes and ground motion, wave propagation, ground response analysis, soil properties for dynamic analysis: laboratory tests, in-situ tests, modulus and damping curves, liquefaction susceptibility, post liquefaction response, seismic effects on slope stability, retaining structures.
Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5801 (2001-2003).

CIVE 5507 [0.5 credit]
Blast Load Effects on Structures

Threats, risk analysis, vulnerability assessment; explosives: types and mechanisms; load determination; response of structural elements under blast loads, analysis and design for blast loads; blast mitigation, retrofit of structures; post-event assessment.
Also listed as IPIS 5507.

CIVE 5600 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7131)
Project Management

Managing building development, design, and construction including interrelationships among owners, developers, financing sources, designers, contractors, and users; project manager role and tasks; project objectives; feasibility analyses; budgets and financing; government regulations; environmental and social constraints; cost, time, and content quality controls and processes; human factors.

CIVE 5601 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7140)
Engineering, Statistics, and Probabilities

Review of basic concepts in statistics and probabilities. Bayes' Theorem. Distributions. Parameter estimation. Goodness-of-fit. Regression and correlation. OC curves. Monte Carlo simulation. ANOVA. Probability-based design criteria. System reliability. Selected applications in structures, transportation and geomechanics. Use of computer software. Emphasis on problem solving.

CIVE 5602 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7141)
Advanced Computer-Aided Design

Representation and processing of design constraints (such as building codes and other design rules); decision tables; constraint satisfaction. Automatic integrity and consistency maintenance of design databases; integrated CAD systems. Introduction to geometric modeling. Introduction to artificial intelligence.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as CIVE 4500, for which additional credit is precluded.

CIVE 5605 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7143)
Design of Steel Bridges

Basic features of steel bridges, design of slab-on-girder, box girder and truss bridges. Composite and non-composite design. Introduction to long span suspension and cable-stayed bridges. Discussion of relevant codes and specifications.

CIVE 5606 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7144)
Design of Concrete Bridges

Concrete and reinforcing steel properties, basic features of concrete bridges, design of superstructure in reinforced concrete slab, slab-on-girder and box girder bridges, an introduction to prestressed concrete bridges, design of bridge piers and abutments. In all cases the relevant provisions of Canadian bridge codes are discussed.

CIVE 5607 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7145)
Introduction to Bridge Design

Limit states design of highway bridges; methods of analysis, design and evaluation procedures of superstructure components; design codes; design loads and load factors; concrete deck design; load distributions; computer analysis; impact and dynamics; fatigue and brittle fracture; construction bracing; load capacity rating of existing bridges.

CIVE 5609 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7170)
Fundamentals of Fire Safety Engineering

The fire safety system, including social, economic and environmental issues; description of the fire safety regulatory system and the governing building codes and standards. This includes the global fire safety system in a facility and active fire protection systems; detection, suppression, smoke management.
Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5707 (2001-2002).

CIVE 5610 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7171)
Fire Dynamics I

Fundamentals of combustion including material and energy balances, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, premixed and diffusive burning. Advanced topics in the theory of combustion, flame propagation, efficiency of combustion, and the physico-chemical properties of combustible material.
Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5705 (2001-2003).

CIVE 5611 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7173)
People in Fires

Review of the work presented by the founders in the field of human behaviour in fire. Introduction to the basic notions of perception, cognition, information processing, decision-making and problem solving. Behavioural concepts such as panic, commitment, affiliation, familiarity and role are discussed.
Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5708 (2001-2003).

CIVE 5612 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7174)
Fire Modeling

Fire modeling and its role in fire safety engineering. Review of the main modeling techniques used in Fire Safety Engineering: network, zone and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5802 (2002-2003).

CIVE 5613 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7172)
Fire Dynamics II

Fire dynamics from ignition through heat transfer to growth and spread of fires and their suppression. Factors such as containment and its role in the dynamics of fires and explosions are covered.
Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5803 (2002-2003).
Prerequisite(s): CIVE 5610 Fire Dynamics I.

CIVE 5614 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7175)
Design for Fire Resistance

Behaviour of materials and structures at elevated temperatures; fire-resistance tests; fire-resistance ratings; building code requirements; real-world fires; assessing the fire resistance of steel, concrete and wood building assemblies.
Precludes additional credit for CIVE 5709 (2001-2003).

CIVE 5615 [0.5 credit] (CVG 5320)
Fire Behaviour of Materials

Fundamentals and scientific aspects of materials behaviour during fires, material specifications, thermal and mechanical properties, fire hazards of materials, structural fire response, residual strength, failure criteria, mechanisms of flame retardancy, and standards and testing protocols.

CIVE 5705 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7300)
Topics in Structures

Courses in special topics related to building design and construction, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5706 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7301)
Topics in Structures

Courses in special topics related to building design and construction, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5707 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7302)
Topics in Structures

Courses in special topics related to building design and construction, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5708 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7303)
Topics in Structures

Courses in special topics related to building design and construction, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5709 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7304)
Topics in Structures

Courses in special topics related to building design and construction, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5800 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7305)
Topics in Geotechnique

Courses in special topics in geotechnical engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5801 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7306)
Topics in Geotechnique

Courses in special topics in geotechnical engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5802 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7307)
Topics in Geotechnique

Courses in special topics in geotechnical engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5803 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7308)
Topics in Geotechnique

Courses in special topics in geotechnical engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5804 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7309)
Topics in Geotechnique

Courses in special topics in geotechnical engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5805 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7310)
Topics in Transportation

Courses in special topics in transportation engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5806 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7311)
Topics in Transportation

Courses in special topics in transportation engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5807 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7312)
Topics in Transportation

Courses in special topics in transportation engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5808 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7313)
Topics in Transportation

Courses in special topics in transportation engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5809 [0.5 credit] (CVG 7314)
Topics in Transportation

Courses in special topics in transportation engineering, not covered by other graduate courses; details will be available some months prior to registration.

CIVE 5810 [0.5 credit]
Topics in Fire Safety

Courses in special topics related to fire safety, not covered by other graduate courses.

CIVE 5900 [1.0 credit] (CVG 6000)
Civil Engineering Project

Students enrolled in the M.Eng. program by course work will conduct an engineering study, analysis, or design project under the general supervision of a member of the Department.

CIVE 5901 [0.0 credit] (CVG 7314)
Master's Seminar

The series consists of presentations by graduate students or external speakers. Graduate students in the Civil Engineering program are required to participate in these seminar series by attending all seminars and making at least one presentation during their graduate studies.

CIVE 5906 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies 1


CIVE 5907 [0.5 credit]
Directed Studies 2


CIVE 5909 [3.0 credits]
M.A.Sc. Thesis


CIVE 6901 [0.0 credit]
Ph.D. Seminar

The series consists of presentations by graduate students or external speakers. Graduate students in the Civil Engineering program are required to participate in these seminar series by attending all seminars and making at least one presentation during their graduate studies.

CIVE 6902 [0.0 credit] (CVG 9998)
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Graduate students at the Doctoral level in the Civil Engineering program are required to successfully complete written and oral comprehensive examinations in subject areas determined by the student's advisory committee.

CIVE 6909 [8.0 credits]
Ph.D. Thesis


Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

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