Urban Infrastructure Engineering [UIE]

  • UIE201 Introduction to Civil Engineering

    This core course introduces the oldest interdisciplinary engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the natural and built environment. The topics covered here include structural engineering and materials, geotechnical engineering, hydraulics and hydrology. In addition, engineering mechanics with emphasis on statics will be discussed.

  • UIE202 Sustainable Design

    This course covers the sustainable disciplines of designing natural and human environments, focusing on fashioning physical and social interventions informed by human behavior and environmental processes.

  • UIE203 Introduction to Urban Planning

    This course is an introduction to the methods and history of urban planning. Students will learn the methods used in various sub-fields of planning and will develop an ability to critically evaluate different techniques and approaches used within these disciplines.

  • UIE204 Mechanics of Materials

    This course introduces a branch of engineering mechanics that focuses on the internal effects of stress and strain in a solid body subjected to external loads. It covers critical fundamentals for the strengths of materials and the deformations of solid bodies, which include stress and strain; mechanical properties of materials; various external actions such as axial load, torsion, bending, and shear; stress and strain transformations; and stability problems for axially loaded members.

  • UIE210 Geographic Information System

    This course covers fundamental theoretical knowledge relevant to the development and use of geographic information systems, including data models, spatial representation, and cartographic principles. The course will expose students to a wide-spread GIS software and will provide hands-on practice in database development, data retrieval, and analysis.

  • UIE301 Urban Transportation Planning

    This course discusses fundamental characteristics of the urban transportation system as a component of urban structure, methodologies for the analysis of transportation problems, planning urban transportation, and the transportation planning process.

  • UIE303 Structural Analysis

    This course is intended to provide students with the theory and application of modern structural analysis as it applies to trusses, beams, and frames. Particular emphasis is placed on developing the students’ intuition to understand how structures react with applied loadings and the abilities to model and analyze civil and architectural structures.

  • UIE304 Matrix Structural Analysis

    This course is designed to provides students with fundamental concepts in the methods of matrix structural analysis used in current practice. This covers the formation of global analysis equations, member force-deformation relations, virtual work principles, and introduction to nonlinear analysis.

  • UIE305 Soil Mechanics

    This course provides a general introduction to the mechanical properties of soils and geotechnical engineering. Soil properties, identification/ classification, groundwater within soils, and soil’s behavior under applied stress are emphasized. Geotechnical design applications such as earthworks, slope stability, and foundations are also discussed.

  • UIE306 Concrete Structures

    This course discusses the material properties, strength, behavior, and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete members subjected to moment, shear, axial, and torsional forces, and also introduces domestic and international design code provisions applying to concrete structures.

  • UIE307 Properties of Concrete

    Concrete is one of the most important building materials. In lectures and labs, the students will learn concrete mixture proportioning and the mechanical behavior of concrete including strength, cracking, creep and shrinkage.

  • UIE308 Structural Engineering Lab

    This course is intended for students to conduct a series of hands-on experiments to better understand fundamental concepts in structural mechanics. The experiments include warping phenomenon, prestressed concrete, failure of truss structure, bridge building competition, etc.

  • UIE309 Urban Development

    This course introduces fundamental concepts and theories applied to local economic development including growth, trade, product-cycle, flexible specialization, and entrepreneurship theories.

  • UIE401 Steel Structures

    This course introduces the design of steel structures and the behavior of steel members and their connections, when subjected to axial load, bending, shear, torsion, and combined loads. Theoretical, experimental, and practical principles for proportioning members [e.g., beams, girders, columns] and their connections [bolted, welded] are discussed. Emphasis is given to the design of plate girders, composite beams, slender columns, and eccentric shear connections.

  • UIE402 Design of Structural Systems

    Theories of structural analysis are applied to urban infrastructure systems such as buildings, bridges, and underground structures. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s ability to model and analyze challenging engineering structures that may be encountered in professional practice. Classical methods are reviewed to develop a deeper understanding of fundamental sciences of engineering mechanics, and matrix structural analysis is also covered with assistance of computer-based practice.

  • UIE403 Foundation Engineering

    This course presents analysis, design, and constructive aspects of shallow and deep foundations for complex or unusual soil conditions, and earth retaining structures including retaining walls, and sheet pile bulkheads. The main objective of this course is to enable students to select the best foundation solution for different types of civil engineering problems. After completing the course, students are able to design deep and shallow foundations.

  • UIE404 Infrastructure Engineering

    This course provides an introduction to technical aspects of urban infrastructures such as tall, long-span, and large-space civil structures [schools, gymnasiums, etc.], transportation systems [bridges, roads, tunnels, subways, airports, etc.], water supply and drainage systems, waste treatment plants, electricity and gas distribution facilities, energy production plants, and so on. The students will gain a better understanding of urban infrastructure systems.

  • UIE405 Urban Design

    Introduction of fundamental urban design theory and practice will be offered in this course. Students are expected to critically look at built environment and how architecture defines and delimits physical space, and to study local and historical examples of urban design.

  • UIE408 Introduction to Structural Dynamics

    This introductory course is designed to provide students with fundamental concepts in structural dynamics and its application to civil engineering. The students gain a basic understanding of vibration characteristics of single and multi degree-of-freedom systems. This course includes hands-on experiments for students to better understand theories of structural dynamics in physical systems.

  • UIE409 Construction Materials

    The selection of proper construction materials is essential to build sustainable and resilient infrastructures. This course is designed to provide integrated knowledge of the properties of construction materials with emphasis on two major construction materials [i.e., steel and concrete] covering from elastic, plastic and fracture properties to porosity and thermal and environmental responses.

  • UIE410 Special Topics in Urban infrastructure Engineering I

    In this course, subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in urban infrastructure engineering will be given with intention to augment the existing curriculum. See course information for topics and prerequisites.

  • UIE411 Special Topics in Urban Infrastructure Engineering II

    In this course, subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in urban infrastructure engineering will be given with intention to augment the existing curriculum. See course information for topics and prerequisites.

  • UIE412 Special Topics in Urban Infrastructure Engineering III

     In this course, subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in urban infrastructure engineering will be given with intention to augment the existing curriculum. See course information for topics and prerequisites.