Feb 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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Computer Science and Engineering

  
  • CSCE 491/4980 - Senior Project I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Instructor approval

    Description
    Participating students select project topic according to their subject of interest and the availability of facilities and advisers. Students carry out necessary preliminary work, which involves initial design space exploration, and submit a progress report. Ethical responsibilities of a computing professional are covered by lectures and seminars and emphasized through the student’s teamwork.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CSCE 492/4981 - Senior Project II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Participating students carry on the plan of work they developed in   . Students use all of their acquired knowledge toward the design, implementation, testing, and documentation of a product. Each participant gives an oral presentation of his/her results. On the approval of the supervisor, each group prepares and presents a complete package. Further ethical issues of the computing profession are covered and emphasized all over the course work.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CSCE 525/5221 - Algorithms and Complexity Theory (3 cr.)



    Description
    Advanced data structures. An introduction to parallel algorithms. Amortized complexity. NP-Completeness and lower-bound theory. Cook’s Theorem. Techniques for proving problems NP-complete. Complexity of parallel algorithms.

    When Offered
    Offered in Spring.
  
  • CSCE 529/5222 - Design and Analysis of Parallel Algorithms (3 cr.)



    Description
    PRAM model and work-time presentation framework. Basic parallel algorithm design techniques: balanced problem decomposition, printer jumping, divide and conquer, partitioning, pipelining, accelerated cascading, symmetry breaking. Parallel searching and sorting. Parallel pattern matching. Randomized parallel algorithms.

  
  • CSCE 530/5231 - Advanced Processor Architecture (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Advanced topics in modern microprocessor microarchitecture especially as they relate to systems and applications software. Modern “core” CPU design: Instruction Level Parallelism, (ILP: Instruction Level Parallelism via software), Dynamic Instruction Level Parallelism by hardware (Dynamic scheduling, Superscaling, Reservation stations, Instruction Reordering buffers, Speculative instruction execution, Out-of-order instruction execution and retirement), Static and Dynamic Branch prediction techniques & VLIW technology. CMP (Chip Multiprocessing), Chip multithreading design and applications. Basics of parallel software design issues and how they interact with the architecture. All topics are illustrated by state of the art Microprocessors.

  
  • CSCE 535/5232 - Advanced Network Modelling (3 cr.)



    Description
    Review of stochastic processes and introduction to Markov chains. Analysis of basic queuing systems, e.g., M|M|1, M|M|m and M|M|m|m. Modeling and analysis of random access MAC schemes, e.g., Aloha and Slotted Aloha and example protocols, e.g., CSMA, CSMA/CA. Multicast routing and MANET routing protocols, e.g., OLSR and AODV. Fundamentals and algorithms of TCP congestion control, max-min fairness and queuing disciplines. Advanced topics in 5G networks, SDN and the Internet of Things (IoT) MAC and networking protocols.

  
  • CSCE 545/5241 - Distributed Systems (3 cr.)



    Description
    Models of concurrency, specifications of distributed systems, consistent global states, fault tolerance and related problems, interprocess communication, distributed file systems, replication mechanisms, distributed operating systems, real-time distributed systems, transputers, and case studies of distributed systems.

  
  • CSCE 532/5242 - Parallel Computer Architecture (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Analysis and design of high-performance computer systems, pipelining techniques, cache design, instruction level parallelism, parallel and vector architectures, shared memory multiprocessors, message passing multicomputers, data flow architectures, scalability and performance, software for parallelism.

  
  • CSCE 000/5243 - Information and System Security (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CSCE 5241  
    (or concurrent)

    Description
    This course addresses relevant issue and case studies in modern information and system security. The objective is to provide students with solid understanding and working knowledge of modern information security challenges, solutions, and research directions.

  
  • CSCE 000/5245 - Embedded Real-Time Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor

    Description
    Covers both practical and theoretical aspects of developing embedded systems with real time constraints. Topics include real time operating systems, task management and synchronization, real time scheduling algorithms, performance analysis and optimization, real time communication, design for low power, interfacing to external devices, and device drivers.

  
  • CSCE 565/5261 - Advanced Artificial Intelligence (3 cr.)



    Description
    Problem Solving by Search, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Planning, Quantifying Uncertainty, Probabilistic Reasoning, Learning from Examples, Learning Probabilistic Models, and Reinforcement Learning.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • CSCE 527/5262 - Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms (3 cr.)



    Description
    Basic concepts of artificial neural networks, supervised learning networks, Back-propagation learning, Hebbian learning. Unsupervised learning networks, Self Organizing Map networks. Deep learning, Convolutional neural networks, restricted Boltzmann machines, and deep belief networks. Evolutionary computation, genetic algorithms, and some applications.

  
  • CSCE 561/5263 - Knowledge Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to knowledge based system development life cycle, acquiring knowledge from domain experts, text, and data, machine learning techniques used to automate the knowledge acquisition process, knowledge modeling approaches, design and implementation of knowledge based systems, knowledge based systems verification and validation techniques.

  
  • CSCE 569/5264 - Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to syntactic and semantic analysis of natural languages with emphasis on English and Arabic. Issues on word sense disambiguation, parsing formalism, and discourse analysis; machine translation techniques: transfer, knowledge based and statistical approaches.

  
  • CSCE 564/5265 - Web Mining (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to web data mining including web usage mining, structure mining, and content mining. Web mining techniques: data and text classification, data and text clustering, association, and path analysis. Applications of web mining: personalization, summarization, web page ranking, opinion mining, information extraction, topic tracking and others.

  
  • CSCE 567/5266 - Computer Vision (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Approval of Instructor.

    Description
    Image formation, image filtering and features detection, SIFT and HOG, segmentation, object detection with sliding windows, bag of words, OpenCV library, camera 3D to 2D projection, stereo vision, shape from X, object registration, model matching, and virtual reality.

  
  • CSCE 563/5267 - Digital Image Processing (3 cr.)



    Description
    Image acquisition, color representation, quantization, image transforms, enhancement, filtering, multi-spectral processing, image restoration, image segmentation, morphological transform, compression, and applications.

  
  • CSCE 555/5268 - Computer Graphics and Animation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Fundamental concepts and basic techniques of computer graphics. Algorithms and recent research in graphics and animation. A thorough survey of object modeling, realism, ray tracing, rendering, and light models. Modeling of animated objects, motion animation, and human animation.

  
  • CSCE 000/5269 - Pattern Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Decision Theory, Linear Discriminants, Logistic Regression, Principal Components Analysis, Support Vector Machines, Vector Quantization, Mixture of Gaussian, Expectation-Maximization, Clustering, Mixture of Gaussian, Case Studies and applications: object classification.

  
  • CSCE 541/5271 - Advanced Software Engineering (3 cr.)



    Description
    Formal methods in software engineering, first-order logic, basic specification elements and rigorous proofs. Verification and validation. Testing and debugging techniques and tools. Reusability, modularity, top-down and bottom-up development approaches, object classification, support for concurrency and polymorphism.

  
  • CSCE 543/5272 - Advanced Software Quality (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to advanced topics in software quality such as aspects of quality in various development life cycles, software measurement, software quality metrics, testing, quality models, high maturity, better practices in the domain to produce high quality and reliable software, as well as case studies.

  
  • CSCE 000/5910 - Independent Studies in Computer Science and Engineering (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor

    Description
    Under the guidance of a faculty member, the student carries on a reading, research, or a project on a specific computer science topic. The student will present his/her results by submitting a report or passing an examination as determined by the supervisor.

  
  • CSCE 585/5930 - Selected Topics in Computer Science and Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    Description
    Topics chosen according to special interests of faculty and students.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes.
  
  • CSCE 590/5940 - Seminar (1 cr.)



    Description
    Seminars of research topics given by invited speakers as well as presentation and discussion of results obtained by graduate students during their research work.

    Notes
    Must be taken twice for credit. Graded pass or fail.
  
  • CSCE 591/5980 - Capstone Project in Computing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Under the guidance of a faculty member, the student carries out a research project on a specific computer science topic. The student will present his/her results by submitting a report or passing an examination as determined by the supervisor.

    Notes
    This course cannot be taken for credit by thesis-option M.Sc. students.
  
  • CSCE 599/5981 - Graduate Thesis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis.

    Notes
    Must be taken twice for credit.
  
  • CSCE 642/6231 - Mobile and Pervasive Computing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Approval of Instructor.

    Description
    Fundamentals, challenges, and state of the art research discussions in mobile and pervasive computing. To include topics related to the domain such as location management, data dissemination, context awareness, software engineering, middleware, security and privacy, sensing and actuation, applications, and research paper critique.

  
  • CSCE 664/6261 - Advanced Data Mining (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Theoretical aspects of data mining techniques including classification, association, predication, and cluster analysis. Related fields from which data mining draws, like database technology, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, will be emphasized. Data mining applications will also be introduced based on the interest of the students.
     

  
  • CSCE 692/6930 - Advanced Selected Topics in Computer Science (3 cr.)



    Description
    Topics chosen according to special interests of faculty and students. May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes.
     

  
  • CSCE 699/6980 - Research Guidance Dissertation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Consultation on problems related to student thesis. To be taken 11 times for credit.
     


Construction Engineering

  
  • CENG 000/2111 - Engineering Mechanics - Statics and Dynamics (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 1121  and PHYS 1011  

    Description
    Statics: Fundamentals of engineering mechanics. Equilibrium of practices, forces in space, equivalent systems, equilibrium of rigid bodies. Distributed forces, center of gravity, Distributed moments, moment of inertia. Internal actions in trusses and beams, analysis of simple structures. Friction. Dynamics: Kinematics and kinetics of a particle, rigid bodies. Energy and momentum methods. Construction engineering applications.

    When Offered
    Fall and Spring
  
  • CENG 000/2211 - Strength and Testing of Materials for Construction (3+1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 2111  or ENGR 2102  

    Description
    Concept of stress and strain in components, mechanical behavior of materials under tensile, compressive, and shear loads, hardness, impact loading, fracture and fatigue. Analysis of stresses and the corresponding deformations in components, axial loading, torsion, bending, and transverse loading. Statically indeterminate problems. Transformation of plane stresses, and Mohr’s circle. Construction engineering applications.

    When Offered
    Fall and Spring
  
  • CENG 215/2251 - Drawing for Construction Engineering and Architecture (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Architectural and structural drawings. Roads and hydraulic works drawings. Construction details. Electro-mechanical drawings for construction.

    Hours
    One three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 280/2311 - Construction Surveying (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MACT 1121  

    Description
    Principles of plane surveying; methods of measuring distances, angles and differences in heights (levels); traverse computations; setting out horizontal and vertical curves; earthwork computation; setting out engineering structures and construction projects.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 000/2511 - Fluid Mechanics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PHYS 1021 , CENG 2111  or ENGR 2104  

    Description
    Fluid properties, fluid statics, fluid flow. Conservation of momentum, energy, continuity and Bernoulli’s equations. Viscous efforts for laminar and turbulent flow. Steady state closed conduit and open channel flow. Application to construction engineering

    Notes
    Fall and Spring
  
  • CENG 000/3011 - Electrical and Mechanical Systems for Construction Engineering (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ARCH 3562  , CENG 2511  

    Description
    A study of electrical and mechanical systems used in both residential and commercial construction. Lectures cover the basic principles of electrical distribution, artificial lighting, fire protection, plumbing systems and heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Course content will include system design, component selection and utilization for energy conservation. Techniques of application and installation will be included as well as site visits and workshops.

    When Offered
    offered in fall and spring
  
  • CENG 301/3111 - Structural Analysis (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 2111  and CENG 2211  or concurrent

    Description
    Analysis of statically determinate structures under static loads, member forces in trusses, shear and moment diagrams, live loads and influence lines, deflections, analysis of statically indeterminate structures by three-moment equation, the method of consistent deformation, slope-deflection, and moment distribution. Approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Matrix force and displacement methods with computer applications.

    Hours
    Three class periods and three-hour tutorial.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • CENG 302/3112 - Structural Analysis and Design Principles for Architects (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ENGR 2102  

    Description
    Classification and analysis of determinate structures including; trusses, beams, frames, arches and cables. Computation of deflections. Analysis of structure using commercial software. Principles of limit states design. Properties of concrete and construction material. Distribution of loads and arrangement of structural elements in reinforced concrete buildings.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • CENG 305/3151 - Structural Design for Architects I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Reinforced Concrete Design: Flexural theory of reinforced concrete beams. Design of singly reinforced sections, design and detailing of: beams, solid slabs and short columns. Structural Steel Design: properties of steel, load and resistance factor design of steel structures, structural systems, and computation of loads and load combinations. Design of: Tension of compression members. Behavior of beams and beam columns. Types of Connections.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 306/3152 - Structural Design for Architects II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Structural systems for gravity loads: flat slab, hollow block slabs, paneled beams, stairs, frames. Structural systems for lateral loads: frames, shear wall and combined systems. Foundation systems: introduction to soil types and soil exploration, foundation design consideration, types of foundation systems, design of shallow foundations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 307/3153 - Structural Design (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Properties of plain and reinforced concrete, behavior of composite sections, ultimate strength and working stress design of structural elements, beams, columns, one-way and two-way solid slabs, detailing of reinforcing steel. Concept of elastic design of steel structures, structural systems for steel buildings and bridges, elastic design and analysis of steel tension members, compression members, beams, columns, and connections.

    Hours
    Three class periods and three-hour tutorials.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • CENG 323/3211 - Construction Materials and Quality Control I (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 2211  

    Description
    Types and properties of construction materials and components. Concepts of quality control, statistical evaluation and corresponding experimental work. Aggregates types, sources and quality. Inorganic cements. Concrete mix design, admixtures and quality control. Asphalt cement, asphalt concrete mix design and quality control. Steel in construction. Masonry materials, timber, insulation materials and coatings.

    Hours
    Three class periods and three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 331/3312 - Geology for Engineers (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Minerals and rock types, superficial deposits, interpretation of geologic maps, structural geology, geologic exploration, ground water cycle, geology of Egypt and greater Cairo.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 311/3511 - Fundamentals of Hydraulic Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 2511 ,   or concurrent.

    Description
    Introduction to water resources projects, pipelines and pipe networks, pumps, open channel flow, hydraulic structures, water flow in soil media, seepage, wells and dewatering systems.

    Hours
    Two class periods and three hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 454/4113 - Structural Mechanics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Structural Mechanics: normal stress and strain due to normal force and bending moment, shear stress and strain due to shear force and torsion, shear center, shear stress in thin-walled sections, general stress state, principal stresses and stress invariants, failure criteria for brittle and ductile materials.
    Stability of Structures: overall buckling of columns, local buckling of thin-walled sections, lateral torsion-flexure buckling of beams.
    Structural Dynamics: single degree of freedom systems, damping, response to harmonic excitation, response to support excitation, response spectra, multi-degree of freedom systems, modal analysis, mass participation and earthquake analysis.
    Introduction to fracture mechanics: Beams on elastic foundation and raft analysis; Introduction to theory of plates and shells.

  
  • CENG 000/4154 - Advanced Design of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 452/4158 - Structural Systems and Advanced Design (3 cr.)  

    Description
    Prestressed concrete: basic concepts of prestressing, fibre stresses in a prestressed beam, load balancing, permissible stress in concrete and steel, prestressing systems, prestress partial losses, flexure, shear and torsion design of prestressed concrete elements, indeterminate PC structures, prestressed concrete slabs. Concrete water structures: design considerations and parameters, water tightness, analysis and design of circular and rectangular tanks.

  
  • CENG 426/4155 - Steel and Concrete Bridges (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Types of bridges. Loads; dead, live, impact, wind and other loading. Basic design and construction of various types of bridges; truss, beam and plate girder, slab, box girder. bearings and expansion details.

  
  • CENG 428/4157 - Tall Buildings and Large Span Structures (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or  

    Description
    Structural systems for modern tall buildings: gravity load systems; transfer floor systems; lateral load systems for resisting wind and earthquake forces; design considerations for tall buildings. Roof systems for large span areas and arenas: shell structures; folded plates; tensile structures and canopies.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • CENG 452/4158 - Structural Systems and Advanced Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or  

    Description
    Structural design process, structural performance criteria, choice of structural system, design topics for reinforced concrete and steel structures including: rigid frames, ribbed and flat floor systems, torsion, biaxial bending, deflections, composite construction.

  
  • CENG 453/4212 - Construction Materials and Quality Control II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Various types of advanced concrete, metals, and highway materials.  Examples are concrete admixtures, special concretes, special construction alloys, soil stabilizers, and bituminous materials and high strength low alloy steels. Advanced mechanics of components incorporating innovative materials.  Environmental-friendly use of materials and incorporation of waste materials. Advanced quality control techniques. Laboratory experiments are conducted for demonstration purposes.

  
  • CENG 423/4252 - Methods and Equipment for Construction I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or    or   or with   or  .

    Description
    Techniques of building construction. Methods, materials, tools and equipment of construction. Traditional, mechanized and prefabrication construction systems. Applications on site management and safety, Selection of construction equipment. Applications on influence of construction methods on design and details. Emphasis in applications will be provided based on student Program. 

    Hours
    Two class periods and one three hour field trip or drawing lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 424/4253 - Methods and Equipment for Construction II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Civil construction; methods, materials, tools and equipment; traditional and modern construction technologies. Evaluation and selection of appropriate construction technology. Sizing, operation and maintenance of construction equipment, design of temporary construction elements such as: concrete formwork, scaffolding systems, cofferdams.

    Cross-listed
    Same as CENG 5226  with special course assignments for graduate students.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 411/4313 - Soil Mechanics (4 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 2211 , CENG 3511  

    Description
    Soils’ index properties and engineering classification; soil composition and structure; lab and field soil compaction; water seepage and water flow net in soil media, stresses in soil, soil stress-strain properties; consolidation in soil; shear strength of soils, basic theory of lateral earth pressure of soils; analysis of soil slope stability. Experimental testing, measurements and reporting.

    Hours
    Three class periods and three-hour lab period.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 461/4314 - Design and Construction of Foundations and Retaining Structures (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Subsurface soil exploration and reporting; types of foundations systems and design criteria; theory of bearing capacity, design of shallow foundations, dimensioning footings; structural design of footings; isolated, combined and strap beam, design of deep foundations; bases for design of retaining structures; construction methods; effects of construction of nearby structures.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 462/4315 - Applications in Geotechnical Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or concurrent.

    Description
    Geotechnical analysis and design concepts applied to engineering projects: stability of natural and man-made soil and rock slopes, reinforced earth, deep soil stabilization, cofferdams, mat foundation, deep foundation under various loading conditions.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • CENG 431/4351 - Transportation Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 2111  and   

    Description
    Introduction to transportation planning and engineering; transportation planning tools, concepts of geometric and structural design and construction of highways, and concepts of geometric design of railways.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 481/4352 - Highway Facilities (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Analysis of factors in developing highway transportation facilities, traffic estimates and assignment, problems of highway geometric and design standards, planning and location principles, intersection design factors, structural design of pavement and highway maintenance.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • CENG 441/4410 - Introduction to Construction Management and Cost Estimating (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    For construction engineering students: ENGR 3222 ,   and   .

    For architectural engineering students: ENGR 3222  and CENG 3151  .

    Description
    Introduction to construction management: participants involved types of construction project life cycle. Estimating techniques and procedures: approximate estimating, quantity surveying, detailed estimating procedure, costing of labor, material, equipment, overhead costs, cash flow analysis, financing costs, cost recording and cost accounts, Quality Management, and Safety Management; basics of company’s organization and HR management.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.

  
  • CENG 442/4420 - Construction Project Specifications, Bids, and Contracts (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Participants in a construction contract. Contract definition. Types of contracts; formation principles of a contract, performance or breach of contractual obligations. Analysis and comparison of the different kinds of construction contracts. Bidding logistics. Legal organizational structures. Different types and uses of specifications. Different forms of contracts utilized in construction.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 444/4430 - Risk Management and Bidding Strategies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty. Process of Risk Management: Risk Identification, Risk Analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative), Risk Response Planning, Risk Monitoring and Control, Tools and Techniques: Decision Tree, modeling, optimization, linear programming, network optimization, and inventory models. Monte Carlo Simulation and Application. Accounting for Project Risks. Introduction to Risk Analysis packages (Crystal Ball, PERT Master). Analyzing the Bidding Behavior of Key Competitors and Estimating Optimum Markup.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 446/4440 - Techniques of Planning, Scheduling and Control (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Project definition and work breakdown structure, deterministic and probabilistic scheduling and control models and techniques. Resource allocation and levelling, optimal schedules, documentation and reporting, time and cost control, progress monitoring and evaluation. Computer applications.

    Cross-listed
    Same as CENG 5246  with special course assignments for graduate students.
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 447/4450 - Design, Modeling and Simulation of Construction Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Building Information Modeling, Computer modeling of construction processes, 4D Simulation of construction operations, Productivity modeling, measuring and forecasting, Sequencing and coordination of construction systems, Post-Optimality Analysis of Integer and Linear Programming Models in construction, discrete event simulation of construction processes.

    Hours
    Two one-hour class periods and three-hour lab period.
  
  • CENG 448/4460 - Financial Management and Accounting for Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Basic accounting terminology, accounting cycle and process, financial statements and analysis, unique aspects of accounting for the construction industry methods of revenue recognition for construction, percentage of completion computations, unbalanced items in construction: costs in excess and billings in excess.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 449/4470 - Contract Administration (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or concurrent.

    Description
    Construction project parties’ responsibilities pursuant to Civil Code and the Law of Tenders and Auctions (No. 89/1998), tendering procedures, contract negotiation and drafting, document control, international form of contracts (FIDIC), management of the variation process, Claims preparation and evaluation, disputes resolution methods.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • CENG 471/4551 - Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Water quality.  Material balance relationships and water pollution control.  Water demand. Drinking water: collection, treatment, distribution and quality assurance.  Domestic and industrial wastewater collection, treatment and disposal.  Environmental Impact Assessment.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 472/4552 - Design of Water Resources Systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduction to water resources engineering.  Design of irrigation systems and canals.  Hydraulic structures: types, functions, hydraulic design, environmental impact.  Urban and rural drainage systems associated with public infrastructure projects: types, design considerations, and hydraulic design.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • CENG 473/4553 - Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
        concurrent.

    Description
    Theory and design of unit operations and processes in environmental engineering, emphasizing water and wastewater treatment; namely: physical, chemical and biological unit processes, sludge handling processes.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  , but with additional requirements for graduate students.
  
  • CENG 474/4554 - Computer-aided design and construction of environmental and sanitary systems (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    Sanitary, storm water and combined sewerage systems: selection, elements, layout, computer-assisted hydraulic modeling and design. Water supply and distribution systems: hydraulic modeling and design. Pipeline asset management, GIS application in pipeline management and Life Cycle Cost Analysis. Pipeline rehabilitation and repair methods. Planning and construction considerations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 475/4555 - Solid and Hazardous Wastes Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisites:  Senior standing.  

    Description
    Solid wastes - Nature, generation and collection.  Local and regional management strategies including recycling and recovery of useful products, landfilling, and incineration.  .  Hazardous wastes - Nature, generation and collection.  Risk assessment.  Management strategies including source reduction, treatment, recovery, landfilling, and incineration. 

    Cross-listed
    Same as , but with additional requirements for graduate students.

    Same as

      .

  
  • CENG 000/4556 - Design of water and wastewater treatment plants (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 471/4551 - Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (3 cr.)  

    Description
    Water impurities, Water quality regulations, drinking water standards; process and hydraulic design of water purification works: Flash mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, clariflocculator, sand filtration, membrane filtration, and disinfection. Wastewater characterization; process and hydraulic design of wastewater treatment works: Preliminary and primary treatment; secondary biological treatment units. Layout design of water treatment plants and wastewater treatment plants.

  
  • CENG 000/4557 - Functional design and construction of tunnels and bridges (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    CENG 481/4352 - Highway Facilities (3 cr.)  

    Description
    Bridges and tunnels as part of road and/or rail networks, geometric features of bridges and tunnels, conceptual designs of substructure and superstructure of bridges and tunnels, geotechnical investigations; ramps, design of intersections and interchanges, earthwork configuration and stability, soil-structure interaction, methods of construction.

  
  • CENG 494/4911 - Selected Topics in Construction Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: senior standing.

    Description
    Specialized topics in construction engineering will be selected and presented.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 480/4921 - Special Problems in Construction Engineering (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department chair on the basis of a well-defined proposal.

    Description
    Independent study in various problem areas of construction may be assigned to individual students or groups.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
    Notes
    Readings assigned and frequent consultations held.
  
  • CENG 497/4951 - Practical Training (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: completion of 96 credit hours.

    Description
    Each student is required to spend a minimum of eight weeks in industrial training in Egypt or abroad. A complete account of the experience is reported, presented and evaluated. Professional ethics: theories and analysis of ethical case studies.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • CENG 490/4980 - Senior Project I (1 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    At least 4 of the 5 following courses CENG 3211  , CENG 4351  , CENG 4158  , CENG 4314  ,CENG 4551  

    Description
    A capstone project. Topics are selected by groups of students according to their area of interest upon advisors’ approval. Projects address solutions to open ended applications using an integrated engineering approach.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 491/4981 - Senior Project II (2 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     CENG 4980 , CENG 4440 , CENG 4420 , CENG 4252  

    Concurrent
    CENG 4460  
    Description
    An applied cap stone project. Continuation of senior project I topics is encouraged. Actual construction projects are selected by groups of students upon advisors’ approval for analysis. The management and technology aspects of construction are simulated and investigated.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
  • CENG 579/5121 - Assessment, Protection and Repair of Structures (3 cr.)



    Description
    Types, mechanisms and analyses of deterioration of concrete and steel structures, approaches and means of damage assessment, assessing structural stability and integrity of existing structures, development of sound strategy for repair and restoration. Protection and repair materials, techniques, design and economic aspects.

  
  • CENG 000/5151 - Advanced Design of Steel and Composite Structures (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Dept. Approval for undergraduate students
    Admission to CENG graduate programmes

    Description
    Structural steel: LRFD design philosophy, structural steel systems, vertical and lateral resisting systems, construction of steel structures. Elements design: structural behaviour of members, local buckling and cross section classification, tension members, struts and axially loaded columns, bracing systems, beams, beam-columns and framed structures. Connections (bolted and welded): types of bolts, bolts subject to shear, tension and combined shear and tension, eccentric bolted connections, types of welds, weld subject to shear, tension and combined shear and tension, eccentric welded connections. Miscellaneous structural elements and systems: stairs, end gable columns and girts, portal frames, plate girders, composite steel concrete elements.

  
  • CENG 000/5152 - Advanced Composite Materials in Infrastructure Applications (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Department approval for undergraduate students or Admission to CENG graduate programmes

    Description
    Advanced Composite Materials (ACMs) and Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRPs), Mechanical properties, Flexural strengthening of reinforced concrete slabs using FRP strips, Flexural and shear strengthening of beams using FRP strips and sheets, strengthening of columns using FRP sheets, Concrete reinforced with FRP bars, ACMs new structures.

  
  • CENG 577/5210 - The Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method (Equilibrium Equations, Virtual Work and Potential Energy, Interpolation and Shape Functions, Convergence, and Computer Programming), One-Dimensional Elements (Truss, Beam, and Frame Elements), Two-Dimensional Elements (Plane Stress and Plane Strain Elements, and Isoparametric Formulations), Three-Dimensional Elements (General and Axisymmetric Solids), Surface Elements (Flexure in Plates, General and Axisymmetric Shells), Analyses (Vibration Analysis, Stability Analysis, and Nonlinear Analysis), and Finite Element Surface Packages.

  
  • CENG 573/5220 - Advanced Construction and Building Materials (3 cr.)



    Description
    Recent developments in the areas of concrete, highway materials and metals. Examples are concrete admixtures, light weight aggregates, polymers, prestressed concrete, soil stabilizers, bituminous materials and high strength low alloy steels. Advanced mechanics of components incorporating innovative materials. Environmental-friendly use of materials and recycling of solid waste.

  
  • CENG 571/5225 - Advanced Systems Analysis for Construction Engineering (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Systems analysis approach; systems modeling; systems approach to engineering and management; closed versus open systems; modeling construction organizations as open systems. Decision analysis: Artificial intelligence techniques: evolutionary algorithms, prediction and behavior detection, regression analysis, artificial neural networks, knowledge representation, fuzzy logic and fuzzy sets, fuzzy knowledge based systems.

    Notes
    Not open for students with   .
  
  • CENG 574/5226 - Methods and Equipment for Construction (3 cr.)



    Description
    Civil construction; methods, materials, tools and equipment; traditional and modern construction technologies. Evaluation and selection of appropriate construction technology. Value engineering. Sizing, operation and maintenance of construction equipment. (Not open for AUC graduates.)

  
  • CENG 576/5227 - Advanced Systems for Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Construction details, materials, equipment, manufacture, fabrication and erection of special building structures: high rise buildings, wide span structures, underground buildings, large scale projects, specialized buildings, etc. Construction organization, advanced construction materials with cost implications; Advanced Delivery Techniques for projects; Company organization and funding of projects.

  
  • CENG 565/5241 - Infrastructure Asset Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Urban infrastructure systems. It presents a generic framework for asset management that includes: information management and decision support systems, condition assessment, deterioration prediction, life cycle cost analysis, risk management, performance measures, and budget allocation. Elements of this framework are presented within the context of civil infrastructure systems; Roads, Buildings, Water networks, and Sewer networks.
     

  
  • CENG 566/5242 - Simulation Applications in Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor

    Description
    Simulation Paradigms, discrete event simulation, systems dynamics simulation, agent based simulation, elementary queuing theory applications in construction, validating simulation models, visualizing techniques in simulation, sampling from non-uniform distributions, introduction to special purpose simulation languages for construction, simulation modeling techniques and analysis.
     

  
  • CENG 567/5243 - Construction Leadership and Management Skills (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Successful construction practices are impacted not only by the technical skills but also by the leadership and management personal skills of the project team. This course outlines indispensable leadership and management skills including time management, communication skills, capacity and team building as well as the ethical components in construction. International and local case studies are provided to illustrate these issues and quantify both the positive and negative impacts. A final project is submitted where with situational analyses and lessons learned.

    Notes
    Not open for credit for M.S. students.
  
  • CENG 570/5244 - Advanced Construction Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    The course covers advanced topics in the area of construction management including advanced scheduling techniques, cost schedule integration, bidding models applied to the construction industry emphasizing the difference in view points between owners and contractors, risk in construction, contingency and mark-up allocations, risk versus return relationship including models to determine the cost-of-capital for construction firms and projects.

  
  • CENG 572/5245 - Claims and Disputes in the Construction Industry (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course provides an in-depth coverage of the litigious environment within the construction industry and outlines the appropriate techniques to handle such environment. Claims and disputes from both owners and contractors perspectives are covered. The course also outlines the use of techniques such as scheduling as mechanisms for the efficient resolution of claims.

  
  • CENG 575/5246 - Techniques of Planning, Scheduling and Control (3 cr.)



    Description
    Project definition and work breakdown structure, scheduling and control models and techniques. Resource allocation and leveling, optimal schedules, documentation and reporting services, time and cost control, progress monitoring and evaluation. Computer applications. (Not open for AUC graduates.)

  
  • CENG 578/5247 - Resource Management for Construction Projects (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Resource management as an integral part of the construction management process. Management of materials; scheduling, handling, utilization, costing, accountability, procurement, warehousing, supply chain management, and inventory systems. Management of labor; tabulation, productivity, ergonomics, utilization, costing, and human resource management. Management of equipment; acquisition, production rates, utilization, matching and costing.
     

  
  • CENG 530/5261 - Contracts in Construction Industry (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to the basic construction industry and its problems. Participants in a construction contract, contract definition, types of contracts, formation principles of a contract, performance or breach of contractual obligations. Analysis and comparison of the different kinds of contracts used in construction. Bidding logistics. Legal organizational structures. Different types and uses of specifications.

  
  • CENG 531/5262 - Construction Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to construction management: participants involved types of construction project life cycle. Estimating techniques and procedure: approximate estimating, quantity surveying, detailed estimating procedure, costing of labor, material, equipment, overhead costs, financing costs, cost recording and cost accounts, Quality Management, and Safety Management.

  
  • CENG 532/5263 - Planning, Scheduling and Control (3 cr.)



    Description
    Project definition and work breakdown structure, scheduling and control models and techniques. Resource allocation and leveling, optimal schedules, documentation and reporting, time and cost control, progress monitoring and evaluation. Computer applications.

  
  • CENG 533/5264 - Management for Multi-National Environments (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Complexities of multinational Projects. Challenges in managing multinational Projects; crosscultural differences, communication, standards, approaches to problem solving. Cross-culture differences & engineering firms, avoiding cross-cultural pitfalls, taking advantage of cultural diversity. Distance management. Breaking into foreign markets.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 534/5265 - Risk Management and Bidding Strategies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduction to risk and uncertainty. Process of risk management; risk identification, risk analysis (qualitative and quantitative), risk response planning, risk monitoring and control. Tools and techniques; decision trees, PERT, modeling, optimization, Monte Carlo simulation and application. Introduction to risk analysis packages (Crystal Ball, PERT Master). Analyzing the bidding accounting for project risks. Behavior of key competitors, estimating optimum markup.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 535/5266 - Claims and Disputes in the Construction Industry (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    The course provides an in-depth coverage of the litigious environment within the construction industry, appropriate techniques to handle such litigations. Claims and disputes from both owners and contractors perspectives. Techniques of scheduling as mechanisms for the efficient resolution of claims.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • CENG 536/5267 - Systems Analysis for Construction (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Integration and application of systems science, operations research and systems methodologies. Design, production, and maintenance of efficient and reliable systems. Introduction to mathematical models. The formulation of the linear programming models. Solving of linear programming models using the graphical solution method, simplex technique, transportation and assignment problem. Decision making under uncertainty, minimum cost model, and sensitivity analysis.

  
  • CENG 537/5268 - Resource Management for Construction Projects (3 cr.)



    Description
    Resource management as part of the construction management process. Productivity in construction; conceptual and mathematical formulation of labor, equipment, and materials factors affecting productivity. Management of materials; scheduling, handling, utilization, procurement and acquisition costing, material management information systems, inventory analysis. Management of labor; productivity, ergonomics, utilization, costing, manpower planning and organization. Management of equipment; acquisition, production rates, utilization, matching, costing. Critical project resources.

  
  • CENG 538/5269 - Procurement of Assets & Services for Construction Projects (3 cr.)



    Description
    Articulation of requirements for new facilities and needs, facility definition and delivery, effective search and definition of resources, management of the process of acquisition, negotiation approaches and strategies, alternative solution and value optimization. International and local case studies.

 

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