Department of Civil Engineering, established in 1977, offers the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Civil Engineering. At the graduate level, it offers the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Structural Engineering, Hydraulics Structures Engineering, Water Engineering, Soil & Foundation Engineering, Highway Engineering and Environmental Engineering. The Department also offers the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Structural Engineering and Water Engineering. The department of civil engineering intends to accept students for Ph.D. in Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering in near future.
Research Activities
Research by the faculty is carried out in three distinct groups of Structural Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, and Geotechnical and Highway Engineering.
Structural Engineering
The three major themes addressed by the research groups in our department includes: Applied Mechanics, Reinforced Concrete Technology and Numerical Methods.
The group of applied mechanics is currently engaged in the following fields:
 Freevibration analysis of tanks containing more than one liquid
 Investigation of the elastic and plastic behavior of encased castellated Ibeams
 Solution of triangular plates having variable thickness and different boundary conditions
 Local, distortional, lateral and post buckling of curved beams, composite structures and moving plates
 Investigation of strength of masonry columns under axial loads.
The vast use of Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures all over the country and the need for the revision of Iranian Concrete Code necessitate the novel research studies in prestigious universities of the country. On the other side, the essential changes in traditional concepts of Concrete Technology and the emergence of new materials and admixtures in concrete mixes have created attractive fields of research all over the world. These are good reasons to attract the professors and the graduate students (Master and Ph.D.) of the Department of Civil Engineering to focus on the aforementioned subjects both theoretically and experimentally. Some of the current research subjects being conducted in the structural and material laboratories of the department are as follows:
 Ductility and moment redistribution in continuous RC beams and frames
 Flexural, shear, and tortional strengthening of RC beams and frames with Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP)
 Debonding phenomenon in FRP strengthened RC members
 Surface preparation and its effect on debonding of FRP composites from concrete beams
 Novel substitute methods for surface preparation to postpone debonding of FRP sheets from concrete substrate
 Mechanical and durability properties of High Strength Concrete (HSC) and High Performance Concrete (HPC)
 Mechanical and physical properties of Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)
 Mechanical and rheological properties of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC)
 Novel procedures for concrete mix design of HSC, SCC and FRC
Numerical simulation of engineering problems involving studies on meshbased and meshless methods. In the mashbased part, mainly focusing on finite element method, the studies are performed on error estimation and adaptivity, continua with incompressibility behavior, topology optimization of structures, discrete Green’s functions and wave propagation in domains with periodic material properties (with application to problems with multiscale features). In the meshless part, the studies are conducted on the Finite Point Method as well as a new boundary collocation method using fundamental exponential bases.
Water and Environmental Engineering
The research areas of academic members in Water and Environmental Engineering are:
 Water resources planning and management under uncertainty
 Application of fuzzy sets theory in water resources management
 Water resources management in arid and semiarid regions
 Integrated water resources management
 Groundwater contaminant transport modeling
 Hydraulic structures
 Environmental hydraulics
 Coastal engineering and research
 River engineering and sediment mechanics
 Experimental modeling of hydraulic structures and water conveyance systems
 Natural systems for wastewater treatment
 Degradation and fate of pollutants in the environment
 Water quality engineering in aquatic ecosystems
 Application of agricultural, mineral and industrial solid waste as adsorbents of pollutants
 Application of agricultural wastes to improve activated sludge settleability
 Investigation of surface water and groundwater quality and pollution control
Geotechnical and Highway Engineering
Academic activities in Geotechnics, Soil Mechanics and Highway Engineering can be categorized in 3 subjects as:
 Laboratory activities for research projects either for Postgraduate degrees or for field investigations related to the practical and civil projects outside the university.
 Analytical researches regarding the subjects like: bearing capacity of foundation soils in problematic cases, numerical studies for soil behavior, tunneling in soft ground, reinforced earth, embankment dams, and marine geotechnics.
 Cooperations with some national projects (both in R&D and in consulting sections) in road engineering, slope stability, application of new materials in civil engineering and in ground improvements
Hydraulic Structures
 The research areas of academic members in Hydraulic Structures Engineering are:
 Optimal design of hydraulic structures
 Fluidstructure interaction
 Concrete and earth fill dams engineering
 Hydraulic and structural aspects of water tunnels
 Water conveyance structures
 Fluid dynamics
 Computational hydraulics
 Dynamics of hydraulic structures
 Experimental modeling of hydraulic structures
 River engineering
 Twophase flows in hydraulic structures
Labs:
1 Masonry Lab (Educational & Research)
2 Structural Lab (Educational & Research)
3 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Lab (Educational & Research)
4 Soil Mechanics Lab (Educational & Research)
5 Environmental Lab (Educational & Research)
6 Surveying Lab (Educational)
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
Undergraduate students must take 20 credits general courses, 26 credits basic courses, 84 credits compulsory courses and 10 credits elective courses (Total 140 credits) for B.Sc. in Civil Engineering.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
Curriculum for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Semester I (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
2010115 
Physics I 
3 
1914101 
Calculus I 
4 
1610101 
Engineering Drawing 
2 
2510111 
General English for Engineers 
3 
2010116 
Physics Lab I 
1 
 
General Courses 
4 
Semester II (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
2010125 
Physics II 
3 
1914102 
Calculus II 
4 
1210108 
Engineering Geology I 
2 
1610102 
Statics 
3 
1610119 
Surveying 
2 
 
General Courses 
4 
Semester III (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1730150 
Computer Programming 
3 
1914251 
Differential Equations 
3 
1610205 
Dynamics 
2 
1610120 
Field Work for Surveying 
1 
1610200 
Building Materials 
2 
1612210 
Strength of Materials 
4 
 
General Courses 
3 
Semester IV(Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610222 
Principles of Architecture and Urban Planning 
2 
1912291 
Engineering Statistics and Probability 
3 
1614226 
Fluid Mechanics I 
3 
1616330 
Soil Mechanics 
3 
1612224 
Structural Analysis I 
3 
1612334 
Concrete Technology 
2 
 
General Courses 
2 
Semester V (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610324 
Architectural Design 
2 
1614308 
Hydraulics 
2 
1616320 
Highway Engineering 
2 
1612312 
Structural Analysis II 
2 
1610300 
Building Materials Lab 
1 
1612302 
Steel Structures Design I 
3 
1614315 
Environmental Engineering 
2 
1610316 
English for Civil Engineering 
2 
1612402 
Strength of Materials Lab 
1 
Semester VI(Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1614330 
Engineering Hydrology 
2 
1614342 
Fluid Mechanics Lab 
1 
1914271 
Elementary Numerical Methods 
2 
1612348 
Design of Concrete Structures I 
3 
1616356 
Highway Engineering Project 
1 
1612344 
Loading 
2 
1616360 
Soil Mechanics Lab 
1 
1612334 
Steel Structures Design II 
3 
1616406 
Foundation Engineering 
2 
 
Elective Courses 
2 
Semester VII (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1614404 
Water & Wastewater Systems 
3 
1612418 
Steel Structures Project 
1 
1612427 
Design of Concrete Structures II 
3 
1612413 
Construction of Buildings & workshop 
2 
 
General Courses 
2 
 
Elective Courses 
6 
Semester VIII (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1612457 
Earthquake Engineering 
3 
1612436 
Reinforced Concrete Project 
1 
1610424 
Estimation of Project 
2 
1614425 
Water and Wastewater Project 
1 
1616475 
Pavement Design 
3 
1614432 
Water Distribution Systems 
3 
 
General Courses 
2 
 
Elective Courses 
2 
Elective Courses
(Water Engineering)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1614373 
Chemistry and Microbiology of Water & Wastewater 
3 
1614486 
Groundwater 
2 
1616362 
Road Building Machinery & Methods 
2 
1614371 
Statistical Hydrology 
2 
1614236 
Fluid Mechanics II 
2 
1614441 
Hydraulics Machinery & Pump Stations 
2 
1614380 
Purification Processes of Water & Wastewater 
3 
1614373 
Principles of Harbor Engineering 
2 
1614463 
Small Dams 
2 
Elective Courses
(Geotechnical Engineering)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1616362 
Road Building Machinery & Methods 
2 
1616317 
Applied Geotechnics 
2 
1616435 
Traffic Engineering 
2 
1616437 
Tunneling 
3 
1616431 
Earth Dams 
2 
1616373 
Railway Engineering 
2 
1616371 
Foundation Engineering II 
2 
Elective Courses
(Structural Engineering)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1612484 
Matrix Analysis of Structures 
3 
1612459 
Plastic Analysis and Design of structures 
3 
1612470 
Bridge Engineering 
3 
1612471 
Prestressed Concrete 
3 
1610134 
Welding Workshop 
1 
1612339 
Strength of Materials II 
2 
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (Compulsory)
1610101 Engineering Drawing 2 Cr. Introduction to the concept of engineering drawing, orthographic drawing sketching, sections and conventions. Pictorial drawing and sketching, isometric and oblique, two point perspective, additional short problems in Architectural drawing. Prerequisite: 
1210108 Engineering Geology I 2 Cr. The nature and scope of physical geology, matter and energy. Minerals. Igneous activity and rocks, Sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, erosion on hill slopes, running water, underground water, tectonic. Earthquakes. Prerequisite: 
1610102 Statics 3 Cr. Force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, friction, moments and products of inertia.
Prerequisite: Calculus I 1914101
1610119 & 1610120 Surveying & Field Work I 3 Cr. Introduction, shape and size of the earth, theory of errors, measurement of distance, angle and elevation, surveying network, plane and topographic surveying.
Prerequisite: Calculus I 1914101
1610205 Dynamics 3 Cr. Dynamics of particles & rigid bodies at general plane motion including kinematics, dynamic equilibrium, work & energy, and impulse & momentum. Prerequisite: Statics 1610102 & Physics of Mechanics 2010115
1610200 Building Materials 2 Cr. Cement, aggregates, and concrete building units concrete admixtures, brick and tile, stone, ferrous and nonferrous metals, gypsum and lime, glass, bituminous materials, building papers, plastics, building boards, exterior wall materials, flooring & roofing materials, insulating materials, acoustical materials interior finishing materials, adhesives, sealers, sealants, protective and decorating coatings.Prerequisite: Engineering Geology I 1210108
1612210 Strength of Materials 4 Cr. Tension, compression, torsion, bending, shear, combined stresses in beams and frames, Mohr circle, beam deflection, buckling of column. Prerequisite: Statics 1610102
1610222 Principles of Architectural and Urban Planning 2 Cr. Lectureseminar on aspect of aesthetic in architectural design, architectural criticism.
Prerequisite: Engineering Drawing 1610101
1614226 Fluid Mechanics I 3 Cr. Fluid statics: pressure force on surfaces, buoyancy, fluid dynamics: continuity, energy and momentum principles, dimensional analysis & hydraulic similitude, drag force, laminarflow, flow in pipes.
Prerequisite: Dynamics 1610205 & Strength of Materials 1612210
1616330 Soil Mechanics 3 Cr. In this course, the physical and mechanical properties of soil are discussed. These properties are categorized in seven subjects as: Strength of soil, permeability, compaction, consolidation, stress distribution, slope stability and ranking states of equilibrium.
Prerequisite: Strength of Materials 1612210
1612224 Structural Analysis I 3 Cr. Determinacy and Indeterminacy, stability, internal forces of frames, trusses, zero load method, influence line, deflection of structures, area moment method, virtual work, unit load method, settlement, thermal effect, misfit, force method, three moment equation.
Prerequisite: Calculus II 1914102 and Strength of Materials 1612210
1612334 Concrete Technology 2 Cr. Cement, aggregates, water, fresh concrete, mixing, handling, placing, compacting, admixtures, temperature problems, testing, mix design.
Prerequisite: Building Materials 1610200
1610324 Architectural Design 2 Cr. Introduction to project program development with emphasis on the analysis of functional and structural needs, additional problems in housing, common building design and presentation,.
Prerequisite: Principles of Architectural and Urban Planning 1610222
1614308 Hydraulics 2 Cr. Types of flow in open channels, specific energy, critical depths, constant head energy, principles of momentum in open channels flow, uniform flow, gradually varied flow.
Prerequisite : Fluid Mechanics I 1614226.
1616320 Highway Engineering 3 Cr. Earthwork, circular curves, compound and reverse curves, parabolic vertical curves, transition spirals, element of highway safety: curve super elevation, widening on curves, sight distance, intersections.
Prerequisite: Soil Mechanics 1616330; Surveying I 1610119.
1612312 Structural Analysis II 2 Cr. Indeterminate structures, displacement methods, slope deflection, moment distribution, influence lines, non prismatic beams.
Prerequisite: Structural Analysis I 1612224.
1610300 Building Materials lab. 1 Cr. Evaluation of chemical, physical, and mechanical properties of Portland cement, lime, gypsum, stone, mineral aggregates, fresh and hard concrete, brick and tile, .... . in accordance with specification and designation indicated in annual book of ASTM Standards.
Prerequisite: Concrete Technology 1612334.
1612302 Steel Structures Design I 3 Cr. General principles of structural design, mechanical properties of steel, tension member, design of beam, design of compression member, design of member in bending and compression, castellated beams, design of base plates.
Prerequisite: Structural Analysis I 1612224
1614315 Environmental Engineering 3 Cr. The Principles of water and wastewater treatment, water quality management, air pollution, solid waste, noise pollution and soil treatment will be discussed.
1610316 Technical English in Civil Engineering 2 Cr. Technical terms in areas of: Drawing, concrete, materials, construction, soil, road, structures, transportation, water, etc... are discussed.
Prerequisite: English for Engineers 2510111
1612402 Strength of Materials Lab. 1 Cr. Measurement of beams reactions, and deflection, tension and compression of bars, torsion test, impact test, stability of columns, strain measurement in beams, stability of structures.
Prerequisite: Strength of Materials 1612210.
1614330 Engineering Hydrology 3 Cr. Hydrological cycle, atmospheric water, precipitation, hydrological abstractions, surface water, rainfallrunoff relationships, groundwater, statistical hydrology. Prerequisite :Mechanics of Fluids 1614226, Engineering Statistics and Probability 1912291
1614342 Fluid Mechanics Lab. 1 Cr. Friction pipes & joints, hydraulic jump in open channel, hydrostatic force on surfaces, flow discharge measuring devices, jet impact.
Prerequisite: Hydraulics 1614308.
1612348 Design of Concrete Structures I 3 Cr. Introduction, physical and mechanical properties of concrete, design methods and requirements, analysis and design of rectangular, T, I section in bending, shear, torsion, members in compression and bending, interaction curves for columns, effect of slenderness in design of columns. Prerequisite: Structural Analysis I 1612224.
1616356 Highway Engineering Project 1 Cr. Design of a highway, and highway facilities.
Prerequisite: Highway Engineering 1616320.
1612344 Loading of Structures 2 Cr. Probability laws for wind, earthquake and live loads, forces generated by wind, Iranian code, forces generated by earthquakes, Iranian code & U.B.C. approach, vertical loads, approximate solutions for vertical & horizontal loads, some systems to carry vertical & horizontal loads.
Prerequisite: Engineering Statistics and Probability 19211, Simul. Structural Analysis II 1612312.
1616360 Soil Mechanics Lab. 1 Cr. Standardized laboratory tests for determination of soil engineering properties which are defined in soil mechanics.
Prerequisite: Soil Mechanics 1616330.
1612334 Steel Structures II 3 Cr. Analysis and design of beams by plastic methods design of composite beams, design of plate girders; torsion in I beams bolts, welds, design of connections.
Prerequisite: Steel Structures Design I 1612302.
1616406 Foundation Engineering 2 Cr. Subsurface exploration, ultimate bearing capacity of shallow foundations, settlement of shallow foundations, lateral earth pressure and retaining walls, pile foundations.Prerequisite: Soil Mechanics 1616330.
1614404 Water and Wastewater Systems 3 Cr. Introduction to municipal water and wastewater treatment and network systems: sources of public water supply, water quality and quantity requirements, design and analysis of water distribution network, quantity and characteristics of wastewater, design of wastewater collection systems, fundamentals of water and wastewater treatment processes.
Prerequisite: Engineering Hydrology I 1614330, Simul. Hydraulics 1614308.
1612418 Steel Structure Project 1 Cr. Analysis and design of a building and or an industrial building. Prerequisite: Loading 16345; Structural Analysis II 1612312; Steel Structures Design II 1612334.
1612427 Concrete Structures II 3 Cr. Bond stress and development length, one way slabs, two way slabs, yield line theory, foundations, crack widths and deflection, shear friction, corbels.
Prerequisite : Steel Structures Design I 1612344; Simul. Structural Analysis II 1612334.
1612413 Construction of Buildings & workshop 2 Cr.
1612457 Earthquake Engineering 3 Cr. Earthquake signals & filtration, baseline correction, frequency filtering method, lowpass & highpass filters, modal analysis under earthquake loading, spectra & response spectrum, earthquake codes, earthquake damage, shaking table tests.
Prerequisite: Structural Analysis II 1612334; Design of Concrete Structures I 1612348.
1612436 Reinforce Concrete Project 1 Cr. A complete concrete structure project design including a 10story building site concrete slab and shear wall. Design of all structural elements in the building.
Prerequisite : Structural Analysis II 1612334; Design of Concrete Structures II 1612427
1610424 Estimating & Projects 2 Cr. General Introduction to get acquainted with types of contract, conditions of contract and getting tenders. Developing relationship with employer, consulting engineers, contractor, and formulating duties of groups. Methods of measurement for some type of constructions. Cost analysis for different types of constructions.
Prerequisite: Architectural Design 1610324.
1614425 Water and Wastewater Project 1 Cr. Practices in the analysis and design of municipal water distribution system.
Prerequisite: Water & Wastewater Systems 1614404.
1616475 Pavement Design 3 Cr. Stress in flexible pavements, materials characterization, climate and environmental effects, sub grade stabilization, design of flexible pavements, pavement distress, flexible overlay design, geo grade use in asphalt overlays.
Prerequisite: Highway Engineering 1616320.
1614432 Water Distribution Systems 3 Cr. Design principles for small dams. Design of open channels. Intakes and turnouts. Design of weirs on permeable foundations. Design of hydraulic jump stilling basins. Water conveyance structures.
Prerequisite: Soil Mechanics 1616330 and Hydraulics 1614308.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (Elective)
(Water Engineering)
1614373 Chemistry and Microbiology of Water & Wastewater 3 Cr.
Prerequisite: Environmental Engineering 1614315.
1614486 Groundwater 2 Cr. Groundwater and aquifers, physical properties of aquifers, Darcy's law and hydraulic conductivity, wellflow systems, measurement of hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity, specific yield, and storage coefficient, groundwater exploration, well construction, pumping, and groundwater quality.
Prerequisite: Engineering Geology 1210108, Simul. Engineering Hydrology 1614330.
1616362 Road Building Machinery & Methods 2 Cr. Operational hydraulic systems excavators, loaders, crawler road engineering tractors, rollers, graders, scrapers, management project control, road construction Method.
Prerequisite: Highway Engineering 1616320.
1614371 Statistical Hydrology 2 Cr.
Prerequisite: Engineering Hydrology 1614330.
1614236 Fluid Mechanics II 2 Cr.
Prerequisite: Fluid Mechanics I 1614226.
1614441 Hydraulics Machinery & Pump Stations 2 Cr. Hydraulic machines turbines fluid systems, reciprocating pumps, indicator diagrams, centrifugal pumps, multistage centrifugal pumps, cavitation, water hammer, air vessels, structure of pumping station 2 Cr.
Prerequisite: Fluid Mechanics I 1614226.
1614380 Purification Processes of Water & Wastewater 3 Cr.
Prerequisite: Chemistry and Microbiology of Water & Wastewater 1614373
1614373 Principles of Harbor Engineering 2 Cr. Coastal and harbor structures, 2D wave equations, finite amplitude waves, wave refraction, diffraction and reflection, coastal water level fluctuations, wind generated waves, analysis of harbor and coastal structures, coastal zone processes,
Prerequisite: Hydraulics 1614308.
1614463 Small Dams 2 Cr. Principles of small dams, flood hydrology studies, selection of type of dam, construction and materials, design principles of different small dams, diversion dams, embankments, forces acting on the gravity dams, requirements for stability, stress and stability analysis, hydraulics of spillways, hydraulics of control structures, hydraulics of free and pressurized flow, hydraulics of outlets, fish ways and sediment channels, sedimentation in reservoirs,
Prerequisite: Water Distribution Systems 1614432.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (Elective)
(Geotechnical Engineering)
1616362 Road Building Machinery & Methods 2 Cr. Operational hydraulic systems excavators, loaders, crawler road engineering tractors, rollers, graders, scrapers, management project control, road construction Method
Prerequisite: Highway Engineering 1616320.
1616317 Applied Geotechnics 2 Cr.
Prerequisite: Foundation Engineering I 1616406.
1616435 Traffic Engineering 2 Cr. Elements of traffic engineering, travel time and delay studies, spot speed studies, volume studies, traffic theory, highway capacity, parking studies, traffic control devices.
Prerequisite: Highway Engineering 1616320, Engineering Statistics and Probability 1912291.
1616437 Tunnel Engineering 3 Cr. This course covers the principles of the methods and technology for underground excavations, the basic computational methods to design the supports and lining for tunnels.
Prerequisite: Foundation Engineering I 1616406.
1616431 Earth Dams 2 Cr. In this course the design and analysis of earth and rock fill dams are discussed and it can be divided in five basic subjects as: materials, cut off methods, drainage systems, design and foundations.
Prerequisite: Soil Mechanics Lab 1616360.
1616373 Railway Engineering 2 Cr.
Prerequisite: Highway Engineering 1616320.
1616371 Foundation Engineering II 2 Cr.
Prerequisite: Foundation Engineering I 1616406.
UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (Elective)
(Structural Engineering)
1612484 Matrix Analysis of Structures 3 Cr. Matrix algebra, mathematical modeling of members, stiffness method, plane structures, space structures, special topics in stiffness method, flexibility method.
Prerequisite: Structural Analysis II 1612312, Elementary Numerical Methods 1914271.
1612459 Plastic Analysis and Design of structures 3 Cr. Basic concepts, plastic bending, ultimate loads of beams and frames, plastic design of beams and columns, beamcolumns, deflections.
Prerequisite: Steel Structures Design I 1612302.
1612470 Bridge Engineering Credits 3 Cr. Analysis and design of different bridge decks including: concrete slabs, T beam decks multibeam decks (steel or prestressed), box beam bridges (steel or concrete), segmental posttensioned box girder bridge.
Prerequisite: Steel Structures Design I 1612302; Design of Concrete Structures II 1612427.
1612471 Prestressed Concrete 3 Cr. Different types of prestressing transfer stresses service load stresses. Ultimate flexural strength shear strength, prestress losses, end block design statically indeterminate prestressed structures.
Prerequisite: Design of Concrete Structures I 1612348.
1610134 Welding Workshop 1 Cr.
Prerequisite: Steel Structures Design I 1612302.
1612210 Strength of Materials II 2 Cr.
Prerequisite: Structural Analysis I 1612339.
GRADUATE PROGRAM
(a) M.Sc. Program
Graduate students must take 1518 credits as his or her required courses: 69 credits elective courses, 2 credit seminar and 6 credits thesis: overall 32 credits to receive M.Sc. degree
(b) Ph.D. Program
The complete Ph.D. program consists of 15 units coursework, 21 units thesis; the students must also pass the written and oral comprehensive exam after completion of their course works.
GRADUATE COURSES
Curriculum for the Degree of Master of Eng. in Civil Engineering,
Major: Structural Engineering
Semester I (FALL)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610500 
Engineering Mathematics 
3 
1612525 
Theory of Elasticity 
3 
1612526 
Matrix Analysis of Structures 
3 
1612534 
Advanced Steel Structures 
3 
Semester II (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1612527 
Dynamics of Structures 
3 
1612529 
Finite Element Methods 
3 
1612528 
Theory of Plates & Shells 
3 
1612537 
Advanced Concrete 
3 
1 Elective Courses From
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1612530 
Stability of Structures 
3 
1612531 
Pre stressed Concrete 
3 
1612540 
Reliability of Structures 
3 
1612532 
Design of Bridge 
3 
1612538 
Plastics Analysis & Design of Structures 
3 
1612537 
Advanced Concrete 
3 
Semester III (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9031216 
Seminar 
2 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project 
6 
Semester IV (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project (Continue) 
0 
GRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1610500 Engineering Mathematics 3 Cr. Review on Basic Mathematics, Special Functions, Calculus of Variations, Difference Equations, Vectors and Matrices, Fourier Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Analysis
1612525 Theory of Elasticity 3 Cr. Theory of Stress: Definition of Stress, Principal Stresses ,Mean and Deviator Stress Tensors, Differential Equation of Motion, Theory of Strain: Displacement, Rigid Body Motion, Pure Deformation, Gradient of the Displacement Vector, Principal Stresses, Strain Tensor in terms of Displacement Components, Constitutional Equations: Strain Energy, Generalized Hook”s Law, Isotropic Materials, Orthotropic Materials, Three Dimensional Equations of Elasticity: Equations of Elasticity in terms of Displacements(Navier Equations), Compatibility Equations in terms of Stresses(Michell Equations), TwoDimensional Equations of Elasticity: Plane Strain Problems, Plane Stress Problems, Method of Solution of 2D Problems,Two Dimensional Problems in Polar Coordinates, Special Problems: Torsion of Noncircular Prismatic Bars (Elliptic Section, Rectangular Section, Triangular Section)
1612526 Matrix Analysis of Structures 3 Cr. Review of Matrix Algebra, Matrix Inversion Routines, Derivation of SlopeDeflection Equations, Mathematical Modeling of Structural Members, Stiffness Method, Plane Structures including Trusses, Beams and Frames, Effect of Support Settlement, Members’ Misfit and Temperature Changes, Space Structures (Trusses, Frames and Grids), Special Topics (Band Width, Static Condensation,…), SubStructuring
1612527 Dynamics of Structures 3 Cr. Single DegreeofFreedom Systems: Equations of Motion: System Properties: Mass, Spring, Damper, Force  Displacement Relation, Force Velocity Relation, Force  Acceleration Relation, Force Excitation, Earthquake Excitation, Solution of Differential Equation : Free Vibration: Undamped Systems, Damped Systems, Force Vibration: Undamped Systems, Damped Systems, Response to Harmonic and Periodic Excitations, Response to Arbitrary, Step and Pulse Excitations, Numerical Evaluation of Dynamic Response: Time Stepping Methods, New marks Method, Generalized SingleDegreeofFreedom Systems: Rigid Body Assemblage , Systems with Distributed Mass and Elasticity, Lumped Mass System: Shear Building, Multi Degreeof Freedom Systems: Planar or Symmetric Plan Systems, Asymmetric Plan Buildings, Dynamic Analysis and Response to Linear Systems, Modal Analysis, Introduction to Nonlinear Systems
1612528 Theory of Plates and Shells 3 Cr. Introduction, Elements of Plates Bending Theory, Circular Plates, Rectangular Plates, Plates Of Various Geometrical Forms, Plate Bending by Numerical Methods: Energy Methods, Finite Differences, Finite Elements, Finite Strips , Stability of Plates
1612529 Finite Element Method 3 Cr. Introduction to the Use of Finite Elements: Physical Problems and Mathematical Models, Formulation: Mathematical Fundamentals, Weighted Residual Approximations, Weak Formulation and Galerkin Method, Approximation in Solution of Differential Equations , Approximate Solution to Systems of Differential Equations, Differential Equations in Engineering Problems (Solid Mechanics, Heat Conduction), Virtual Work for Solid Problems, Variational Principles in FE Formulation, Continuity Requirements, Piecewise Trial Functions, The Concepts of Element and ShapeFunction: One Dimensional Lagrange ShapeFunctions (Linear and Higher Order Elements), Hermite Polynomials for ShapeFunctions with Higher Continuity, Two Dimensional Quadrilateral Elements with Lagrange Polynomials, The Concept of Mapping, Isoparametric, SubParametric and SuperParametric 2D/3D Elements, Triangular an Tetrahedral Elements, Numerical Integration, Plate Formulation and Elements, Axisymmetric Solid/Shell Problems and the Associated Elements .
1612530 Stability of Structures 3 Cr. Introduction: What is buckling?, Importance of Buckling Load, Historical Review, Buckling and Post Buckling of Bars with Finite Degrees of Freedom, Buckling and Post Buckling of Columns, Buckling of Beams Columns, Inelastic Buckling of Plates, Slope Deflection and Moment Distribution Methods for Buckling Analysis of Frame, Finite Element Method for Frame Buckling, Exact Finite Element Method for Frame Buckling, Lateral Torsional Buckling of Beams, Local and Post Local Buckling of Plates, Finite Element Method for Plate Buckling, Finite Strip Method for Plate Buckling
1612531 Prestressed Concrete 3 Cr. Principle and Methods of Prestressing, Prestressing Materials, Flexure : working stress analysis and design, Flexure : Ultimate strength and design, Design for shear and Torsion, Computation of Prestress Losses, Deflection Computation, Analysis and design of composite beams, Continuous Beams
1612532 Design of Bridge 3 Cr. Criteria for Bridge Design, Highway Bridges Loading, Design Traffic Lanes, Live loads on Highway Bridges, Impact on Highway Bridges, Longitudinal Forces on Highway Bridges, Centrifugal Force on Highway Bridges, Sidewalk Loading, Wind Loading, Thermal Forces on Highway Bridges, Uplift on Highway Bridges, Forces of stream Current, and Ice on Highway Bridges, Earth Pressure on Highway Bridges, Earthquake Pressure on Highway Bridges, Loading Combinations on Highway Bridges, LoadFactor Design Loadings, Influence Lines and Design Forces, Design of Bridge Decks, Design of Reinforced Concrete Decks, Design of Precast Concrete Decks, Design of Prestressed/Posttensioned Concrete Decks, Design of Composite IGirder Decks, Design of Composite BoxGirder Decks, Design of OrthotropicPlate Girder Decks, Design of Elastomeric Supports, Design of Abutments and Piers , Bridge Project
1612534 Advanced Steel Structures 3 Cr. Stability of Columns, Stability of Frames, Torsional Analysis And Design of I Beams, Lateral – Torsional Buckling of Beams, Moment Magnification Factors in Beam – Columns, Plastic Analysis and Design of Continuous Beams, Design of Composite Beams
1612537 Advanced Concrete 3 Cr. Constitutive Laws of Reinforced Concrete Materials, Analysis and Design of Concrete Tanks and Reservoirs , Analysis and Design of Concrete Silos and Bunkers , Analysis and Design of Concrete Shells, Ductility in Reinforced Concrete Structures
1612540 Reliability of Structures 3 Cr. Events, probability of events, probability of failure of determinate structures, faults & probability of failure of indeterminate structures, application of normal & lognormal and extreme value probability laws for the calculation of safety of structures.
1612538 Plastic Analysis and Design of Structures 3 Cr. Basic concept, plastic bending, ultimate loads of beams and frames, plastic design of beams and columns, beamcolumns, deflections.
Curriculum for the Degree of Master of Eng. in Civil Engineering,
Major: Water Engineering
Semester I (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610500 
Engineering Mathematics 
3 
1614575 
Advanced Hydraulics 
3 
1614576 
Advanced Hydrology 
3 
1614577 
Hydrodynamics 
3 
Semester II (Spring)
4 Elective Courses From
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1614578 
Numerical Methods in Water Engineering 
3 
1614580 
Water Resources Quality Control 
3 
1616577 
Earth Dams 
3 
1614581 
Advanced Groundwater 
3 
1614598 
Hydraulic Structures 
3 
1614487 
River Engineering 
3 
Semester III (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9031416 
Seminar 
2 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project 
6 
Semester IV (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project (Continue) 
0 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1614575 Advanced Hydraulics 3 Cr. Cavitations control in rapidly varied flow. Supercritical flow in open channels. Specially varied flow. Gradually varied and rapidly varied unsteady flow. Storage and river flow roofing.
1614576 Advanced Hydrology 3 Cr. Course Objectives: To introduce further advanced topics of engineering hydrology to complement the undergraduate course. To analyze the conceptual and digital models for the simulation of the hydrologic processes in watersheds and for runoff prediction. More emphasis is given to application of the methods introduced in analyzing the hydrological processes. Course Outline: Review of Hydrology , Deterministic Lumped Unsteady Flow Models (Chap. 7), General system model, Response functions of linear systems, Unit hydrograph, Runoff hydrograph computation, Hydrologic Routing (Chap. 8), Lumped system,
Reservoir routing methods, River routing, Hydrologic Design (Chap. 14 & 15): Design Storms, Design Flows, HECHMS (software), Application of DataDriven Models in Hydrologic Processes (Handouts), RainfallRunoff process, Rainfall forecasting/disaggregating, Groundwater, Application of GIS in Hydrology .
1614577 Hydrodynamics 3 Cr. Introduction, Basics of Fluid Mechanics: Basics, Fluid statics Fluid dynamics, Dimensional analysis, Pipe flow, External flows, Laminar Flow, Introduction: Derivation of the NavierStokes equations, Solution of NavierStokes equationsParallel Flows, Turbulent Flow: Introduction, Reynolds equations, Turbulent flow in pipes, Turbulent flow in wide rectangular channels, Applied Hydrodynamics: Introduction, Euler and Bernoulli equations, Stream and velocity potential functions, flow net, Simple flows and combinations of simple flows, Laminar Boundary Layers: Introduction and concept of boundary layer, Estimates for main properties of laminar boundary layers, Prandtl boundary layer equations, The Blasius problem  laminar boundary layer on a flat plate, Different boundary layer thicknesses, Integral momentum equation, Approximate solution of the Blasius problem, Turbulent Boundary Layer: Preliminary ideas about turbulent boundary layers, The differential and integral equations, Law of the wall and defect law, Constant pressure turbulent boundary layers on rough walls, Turbulent boundary layers with pressure gradients
1614578 Numerical Methods in Water Engineering 3 Cr. Introduction and Overview of Class, Distributed Surface Flow Routing: Basic Equations and Classification of Models, Kinematic, Diffusion and Full Dynamic Eqs., Analytical and Numerical (FD) Solutions, Physics of GW Flow, Finite Difference Method, Steady State Flow (Laplace and Poisson’s Eq.), Transient Flow, Solution Methods, Finite Elements Method: 1D and 2D Problems, Steady State Flow, Transient Flow, Advanced Topics – Machine Learning Methods, Application of numerical methods in water engineering: Surface Water Flow (open channel), Pipe Flow
Groundwater Flow
1614582 Water Resources System Analysis 3 Cr. Introduction: Water resources planning, The system concept and characteristics, Issues in hydrosystems engineering, Design vs. analysis, Conventional vs. optimization methods, Reservoir system operation, Economics for Hydrosystems: Engineering economic analysis, Evaluation of time streams of benefits and costs, Simulation: Water balance simulation of a reservoir, Reservoir/River system configuration and operation, Deterministic Optimization: Plan formulation, Objective functions and constraint equations, Lagrange multiplier, Linear Programming (LP), Forms of LP, Solution algorithms for LP, Simplex method, Artificial variable methods, Sensitivity analysis, Simulation / Optimization methods, Dynamic Programming (DP), Concepts, Recursive equations, Applications, Integer Programming (IP), Mixedinteger linear programming, Chance constraint models, Search Methods: Genetic algorithms (Evolutionary method), Artificial Neural Networks (Simulation method)
1614487 River Engineering 3 Cr. Overview of River Engineering: Introduction, River morphology, Geometry of fluvial channels, River planning and design, River investigations, Sediment Transport: Hydraulic and geomorphic characteristics of river, General Physics of sediment transport, Physics of flow, Initiation of motion, Resistance to flow in alluvial channel, Suspended sediment transport, conservation of mass, Bed deformation, Momentum equation, Flow in curved channels, Degradation and aggradation , Scour & Scouring Control: Type of scour, Estimating scour, Erosion control, Bridge crossing, Principles of Physical Modeling
1614579 Unsteady Flow in Pipeline Systems 3 Cr. Review of Steady Flow: Basic hydraulic equations, Head loss, Steady state analysis, Single pipe analysis, Pipe network analysis, Fundamental Concepts of the Unsteady Flow: Introduction, Problems, Consequences, Differential momentum equation , Rigid water column theory, The momentum equation and pressure head in a horizontal pipe, Unsteady flow in series pipes, Unsteady flow in parallel pipes, Minor losses, Elastic theory, Wave speed, Thinwalled pipes, Other types of conduits, Effect of air, Differential continuity equation, Analysis of Unsteady Flow: Introduction, Graphical method, Characteristics methods, Approximate method , Complete method, Different interpolation schemes, Effects of parameters on results, Complex Systems: Series pipes, Branching pipes, Minor losses, Valves, Pumps, Control Devices and Techniques: Valves, Pump power failure, Surge tanks, air chamber, Other techniques
1614580 Water Resources Quality Control 3 Cr. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Parameters Relating to Streams, Estuaries, Lakes and Reservoirs, Water uses and Water Quality Goals, Objectives and Criteria, Limnology, Stratification, Eutrophication, Principles of Water Quality Modeling and Wasteload Allocation, Transport and Transformation of Chemicals in Water Resources.
1614581 Groundwater 3 Cr. Introduces Fundamental Government Principles, The Movement of Water and Contaminants in Groundwater Systems Physical Properties of Groundwater and Aquifers, Principles and Fundamental Equations of Porous Media Flow and Mass Transport, Well Hydraulics and Pumping Test Analysis, Groundwater Quality and Contamination.
1614585 Water Distribution Systems 3 Cr. Emphasizes the Mechanics of Water Flow in Pipes and Pipe network Systems , Municipal Water Uses and Quantities, Conservation Laws and Headless Formulae, Equivalent Pipes, Reservoir, Pumps, Formation of Equations, Hardy Cross Method, NewtonRaphson Method, Linear Theory Method, Surge and Water Hammer Problems.
1614588 Wastewater Collection Networks 3 Cr. The Basic Methods of Wastewater Flow and Measurement, Types of Collection Systems, and Sewers, Design of Gravity  Flow Sewers, Sewer Appurtenances, Infiltration / inflow, Pumps and Pump Systems, Design of Pumping Stations, Analysis of Pump Systems, Corrosion and Odorous Control
1614597 Advanced Groundwater 3 Cr. Introduction to Groundwater flow. Properties of aquifers: porosity, hydraulic conductivity, specific yield, specific storage, transmissivity. Basic assumptions, Darcy’s law, Solution of flow equations, Unsteady flow in aquifers (confined and unconfined). Regional groundwater flow, Transient flow in regional groundwater systems, Groundwater flow to wells. Soil moisture and groundwater recharge, Theory of unsaturated flow. Interaction of groundwater and surface water (lakes, wetland and rivers). Groundwater flow modeling techniques, simulation of two and threedimensional groundwater systems. Numerical methods in groundwater flows (finite differences), different initial and boundary conditions, stability of scheme. MODFLOW 2000 Description, Space and time discretization, External source and stress, Solver packages, Case study. Management of groundwater, Concepts of basin management. Conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater, optimal control groundwater management models, Case study
1614598 Hydraulic Structures 3 Cr. Elements of dam engineering and related hydraulic structures, introductory perspectives. Site assessment and selection of type of dam, involving hydrological, hydraulic, Geotechnical, river engineering and loading aspects. Diversion works , Hydraulic design of dam outlet works and spillways., Intakes and bottom outlets, Energy dissipation in hydraulic structures (stilling basins, plunge pools, stilling wheels), Hydroelectric power development. Twophase airwater and watersediment flows in hydraulic structures, Hydraulic structures construction, instrumentation and surveillance,
1616551 Advanced Soil Mechanics 3 Cr. Basic concepts of soil mechanics, Physical properties of soils, Stress distributions in soil medium, Permeability and flow nets, Soil consolidation, Settlements of soil under loads , Shear strength of soils, Failure criteria, Cam clay model (original and modified),
1616557 Earth Dams 3 Cr. In this course the design and analyses of earth and rockfill dams are discussed and it can be divided into five basic subjects as: Materials cut off methods, drainage systems, design and foundations.
Curriculum for the Degree of Master of Eng. in Civil Engineering,
Major: Soil & Foundation
Semester I (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610500 
Engineering Mathematics 
3 
1616557 
Earth Dams 
3 
1616551 
Advanced Soil Mechanics 
3 
1610502 
Continuum Mechanics 
3 
Semester II (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1616550 
Soil and Foundation Dynamics 
3 
1616554 
Advanced Foundation Engineering 
3 
2 Elective Courses From
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1616552 
Theory of Plasticity in Soil 
3 
1616553 
Rock Mechanics 
3 
1616555 
Numerical Methods in Soil Mechanics 
3 
1610501 
Advanced Engineering Geology 
3 
1614581 
Ground Water Resources 
3 
Semester III (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9031616 
Seminar 
2 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project 
6 
Semester IV(Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project (Continue) 
0 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1616550 Soil and Fondation Dynamics 3 Cr. Vibration of single & multi degree freedom systems, fundamentals of soil mechanics, wave propagation & wave velocities, liquefaction phenomena, landslide phenomena, dynamic tests of soils, soilstructure interaction.
1616551 Advanced Soil Mechanics 3 Cr. This course is a continuation of the soil mechanics theories and the recent empirical formula for this subject.
1616552 Theory of Plasticity in Soil 3 Cr. This course should cover the main theories of materials plasticity, especially soils and the application of Mohrcoulomb, VonMises, and tresca plasticity theories to the practical problems of soil mechanics and foundation engineering.
1616553 Rock Mechanics 3 Cr. This course should cover the principles of physicomechanical properties of rocks as an eng. material. The main subjects in this course are: Physicotechnical indices of rocks in both cases, i.e. samples and in situ, shear and tensile strength of rocks, rock structures; and rock technology.
1616554 Advanced Foundation Engineering 3 Cr. This course covers some advanced discussions about the slope stability, retaining structures, bearing capacity theories and underground structures.
1616555 Numerical Methods in Soil Mechanics 3 Cr. This course should cover the basic methods of approaching the solution of problems in soil mechanics and foundation engineering by the numerical methods such as the finite difference. The primary subjects which should be discussed by the numerical approach are: Settlement, consolidation, failure, seepage problems and the slope stability.
1610501 Advanced Engineering Geology 3 Cr. The geology of reservoir and dam sites, the geology of cuttings and tunnels, and site investigations.
1610502 Continuum Mechanics 3 Cr. Basic concept, tensor algebra, tensor calculus, kinematics of deformation, the stress concept and the thermomechanical balance laws, selected topics in linear elasticity theory, selected topics in fluid mechanics, special theories of generalized continue.
Curriculum for the Degree of Master of Eng. in Civil Engineering
Major: Environmental Engineering
Semester I (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610500 
Engineering Mathematics 
3 
1614590 
Air Pollution & Its Control 
3 
1614586 
Water Treatment 
3 
1614589 
Wastewater Treatment 
3 
Semester II (Spring)
4 Elective Courses From
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1614580 
Water Resources Quality Control 
3 
1614591 
Industrial Wastewater Treatment 
3 
1614581 
Groundwater Modeling 
3 
1614592 
Solid Waste 

1614588 
Wastewater Collection Networks 
3 
1614585 
Drinking Water Distribution 
3 
Semester III (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9031416 
Seminar 
2 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project 
6 
Semester IV (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project (Continue) 
0 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1614586 Water Treatment 3 Cr. Water quality and standards, Aeration and air stripping, Mixing, Coagulation and flocculation, Sedimentation, Floatation, Filtration: Granular medium filter, Adsorption: Activated carbon, Disinfection: Chlorination, Chemical precipitation: Water softening, Ion exchange, Membrane processes, Chemical oxidation: Iron and manganese removal, cyanide removal, Scale formation and corrosion, Taste and odor control, Treatment and disposal of residuals, Synthesis of treatment facilities,
1614589 Wastewater Treatment 3 Cr. Wastewater quality and standards, Process analysis and design, Physical unit operations: Screening, flow equalization, grit removal, primary sedimentation, Fundamentals of biological treatment, Activated sludge processes, Biological nitrogen removal processes, Biological phosphorus removal processes, Trickling filters, Rotating biological contactors, Anaerobic biological treatment processes, Lagoon treatment systems, Land treatment systems, Wetland and aquatic treatment systems, Treatment and disposal of sludge (solids and biosolids): thickening, stabilization, digestion, conditioning, dewatering
1614590 Air Pollution and its Control 3 Cr. Introduction & Definitions, Air Pollution Sources, major pollutants and their effects , Air Pollution Standards and Air Pollution Index, Particulate Matter, Settling Chambers, Cyclones, Electrostatic Precipitators, Fabric Filters, Wet Scrubbers, Control of Gases, Meteorology, Atmospheric Dispersion Modeling
1614592 Solid Waste Management 3 Cr. Introduction, Solid Waste Generation Rates & Composition, Collection of Municipal Solid Waste , Separation & Treatment Processes , Composting Process , Landfill Disposal, Landfill gas generation, Landfill leachate generation
1614580 Water Resources Quality Control 3 Cr. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Parameters Relating to Streams, Estuaries, Lakes and Reservoirs, Water uses and Water Quality Goals, Objectives and Criteria, Limnology, Stratification, Eutrophication, Principles of Water Quality Modeling and Wasteload Allocation, Transport and Transformation of Chemicals in Water Resources.
1614581 Groundwater 3 Cr. Introduces Fundamental Government Principles, The Movement of Water and Contaminants in Groundwater Systems, Physical Properties of Groundwater and Aquifers, Principles and Fundamental Equations of Porous Media Flow and Mass Transport, Well Hydraulics and Pumping Test Analysis, Groundwater Quality and Contamination.
1614584 Groundwater Modeling 3 Cr. Introduction to groundwater theories, Groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, Quality of groundwater. Sources of pollutions, Pollution in relation in water use, Measures of water quality, Water quality criteria, Distribution of pollution underground. Properties of aquifers: porosity, hydraulic conductivity, specific yield, specific storage, transmissivity. Mass transport of solutes in saturated media, Diffusion, Advection, Mechanical dispersion, Hydrodynamic dispersion. Transformation, Retardation and attenuation of solutes. Numerical methods in groundwater flows (finite differences), different initial and boundary conditions, stability of scheme. MT3DMS Description, External source and stress, Solver packages, Case study. Remediation technologies of polluted groundwater.
1614591 Industrial Wastewater Treatment 3 Cr. Sources and characteristics of industrial wastewaters, industrial waste survey, industrial waste minimization, pretreatment of industrial waste, water reuse, theory and design of neutralization, equalization, API and DAF, inplants, specific industries will be discussed.
1614589 Wastewater Treatment 3 Cr. Theory and design of systems for treating municipal wastewater: Methods for characterizing wastewater properties, physical, chemical, and biological processes, including primary treatment, microbial kinetics of biological processes, activated sludge, fixed film reactors, anaerobic digestion, nutrient removal, and natural treatment.
1614585 Water Distribution Systems 3 Cr. Emphasizes the Mechanics of Water Flow in Pipes and Pipe network Systems , Municipal Water Uses and Quantities, Conservation Laws and Headless Formulae, Equivalent Pipes, Reservoir, Pumps, Formation of Equations, Hardy Cross Method, NewtonRaphson Method, Linear Theory Method, Surge and Water Hammer Problems.
1614587 Hazardous Waste Management 3 Cr. Introduction, Review of Organic Chemistry, Properties and Classification, Waste Generation Rates and Composition, Toxicology, Treatment and Disposal, Site Investigation, Site Remediation, Separation & Treatment Processes, Landfill Disposal (covered in Solid Waste Management)
1614593 Water Chemistry 3 Cr. Introduction, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Equilibrium , AcidBase Chemistry , Coordination Chemistry, Precipitation and Dissolution , Oxidation and Reduction , Chlorine chemistry, Corrosion, SolidSolution Interaction, etc
1614588 Wastewater Collection Networks 3 Cr. The Basic Methods of Wastewater Flow and Measurement, Types of Collection Systems, and Sewers, Design of Gravity  Flow Sewers, Sewer Appurtenances, Infiltration / inflow, Pumps and Pump Systems, Design of Pumping Stations, Analysis of Pump Systems, Corrosion and Odorous Control
Curriculum for the Degree of Master of Eng. in Civil Engineering
Major: Highway Engineering
Semester I (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610500 
Engineering Mathematics 
3 
1616560 
Advanced Traffic Eng. 
3 
1616551 
Advanced Soil Mechanics 
3 
1616556 
Advanced Pavement Design 
3 
Semester II (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1616562 
Advanced Highway Design 
3 
3 Elective Courses From
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1330577 
Demand in Transportation 
3 
1612532 
Bridge Design 
3 
1612704 
Advanced Concrete Technology 
3 
1616566 
Railway Engineering 
3 
1310250 
Operation Research 

Semester III (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9031616 
Seminar 
2 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project. 
6 
Semester IV (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project (Continue) 
0 
Curriculum for the Degree of Master of Eng. in Civil Engineering,
Major: Hydraulic Structures Engineering
Semester I (FALL)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610500 
Engineering Mathematics 
3 
1614575 
Advanced Hydraulics 
3 
1614600 
Concrete Dams 
3 
1614577 
Hydrodynamics 
3 
Semester II (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1612529 
Finite Element Method 
3 
1614598 
Hydraulic Structures 
3 
2 Elective Courses From
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1614578 
Numerical Methods in Water Engineering 
3 
1614602 
Hydraulic Models 
3 
1616557 
Earth Dams 
3 
1612528 
Theory of Plates and Shells 
3 
1612527 
Dynamics of Structures 
3 
1614604 
Marine Structures 
3 
Semester III (Fall)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9031416 
Seminar 
2 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project 
6 
Semester IV (Spring)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9010606 
M.Sc. Project (Continue) 
0 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1614575 Advanced Hydraulics 3 Cr. Cavitations control in rapidly varied flow. Supercritical flow in open channels. Specially varied flow. Gradually varied and rapidly varied unsteady flow. Storage and river flow roofing.
1614577 Hydrodynamics 3 Cr. Flow of an ideal fluid, flow of a real fluid, graphical flow nets, numerical analysis and experimental analogies, standard patterns of flow, conformal transformation
1614578 Numerical Methods in Water Engineering 3 Cr. Basic partial differential equations used in surface and subsurface hydrology. Basic concepts of finite difference and finite element methods. Application of numerical methods using the related equations.
1616557 Earth Dams 3 Cr. In this course the design and analyses of earth and rockfill dams are discussed and it can be divided into five basic subjects as: Materials cut off methods, drainage systems, design and foundations.
1614598 Hydraulic Structures 3 Cr. Elements of dam engineering, embankment dam engineering, concrete dam engineering, dam outlet works, energy dissipation, gates and valves, dam safety, diversion works, hydroelectric power development
1612527 Dynamics of Structures 3 Cr. Fundamentals of dynamic of particles & rigid bodies, differential equations, single degree freedom systems, Duhamel's integral, response spectrum, multidegree freedom systems, systems with distributed mass & elasticity, analysis of frames under base motion for shear & axial forces & bending moments.
1612528 Theory of Plates and Shells 3 Cr. Introduction, circular plates, rectangular plates, plates of various geometrical forms, plate bending by numerical method, plates under combined lateral and direct loads, membrane stresses in shells.
1612529 Finite Element Method 3 Cr. Introduction to the Use of Finite Elements: Physical Problems and Mathematical Models, Formulation: Mathematical Fundamentals, Weighted Residual Approximations, Weak Formulation and Galerkin Method, Approximation in Solution of Differential Equations , Approximate Solution to Systems of Differential Equations, Differential Equations in Engineering Problems (Solid Mechanics, Heat Conduction), Virtual Work for Solid Problems, Variational Principles in FE Formulation, Continuity Requirements, Piecewise Trial Functions, The Concepts of Element and ShapeFunction: One Dimensional Lagrange ShapeFunctions (Linear and Higher Order Elements), Hermite Polynomials for ShapeFunctions with Higher Continuity, Two Dimensional Quadrilateral Elements with Lagrange Polynomials, The Concept of Mapping, Isoparametric, SubParametric and SuperParametric 2D/3D Elements, Triangular an Tetrahedral Elements, Numerical Integration, Plate Formulation and Elements, Axisymmetric Solid/Shell Problems and the Associated Elements .
1614600 Concrete Dams 3 Cr. An introduction to dam engineering, Definition of concrete dam, Types of concrete dams, Site assessment and selection and selection of type of dam criteria, Gravity dams analysis, Arch dams analysis, Buttress dams analysis, Loads on dams, Stability of dams, Earthquake loading and risk analysis, Dynamic loading, Thermal loading, Reservoir and its equation of motion; Boundary conditions, Fluidstructure interaction, Modeling of the damreservoir system, Experimental studies of small scale dam models, Concrete dam construction, Dam safety, Instrumentation and surveillance
1614604 Marine Structures 3 Cr. An Introduction to Hydrodynamics, Airy Wave Theory, Higher order and stretch wave theories, Irregular Sea States, Environmental Loads on Offshore Structures, Wind Loads, Wave Loads, Transverse (Lift) wave loads, Diffraction wave forces, Effect of compliancy (relative motion), Seismic Loads, Types of Offshore structures, Structural Analysis, Foundation Design
1612600 Marine Structures 3 Cr. Earthquake Ground Motion, Seismic Behavior of Structures
Ductility and Modeling of Load Bearing Systems, Elastic and Inelastic Earthquake Analyses of Structures
Introduction to Performance Based Design, Structural Control, SoilStructure Interaction
Curriculum for the Degree of Ph.D. in Civil Engineering,
Major: Structural Engineering
The complete Ph.D. program consists of 15 coursework units and 21 thesis units.
A  Courses: (15 Units)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610700 
Advanced Engineering Math II 
3 
1612702 
Finite Element II 
3 
1612704 
Advanced Concrete Technology 
3 
1612706 
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures 
3 
1612536 
Theory of Plasticity 
3 
1612604 
Random Vibration 
3 
1612530 
Stability of Structures 
3 
1612600 
Earthquake Engineering 
3 
1612539 
Computational Methods in Analysis of Structures 
3 
1612708 
Theory of Shells 
3 
1612712 
Theory of Boundary Elements 
3 
1612714 
Fracture Mechanics 
3 
At least 5 of these courses should be taken
B The Ph.D. students must pass the written and oral comprehensive exam after the completion of their coursework.
C – Thesis (21 Units)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9010724 
Thesis 
6 
9010724 
Thesis 
6 
9010724 
Thesis 
6 
9010724 
Thesis 
3 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1610700 Advanced Engineering Math II 3 Cr. Application of Functional Analysis, Application of Specific Functions in Solution of Boundary Values, Application of Green Functions, Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Application of Perturbation in Solution of Partial Differential Equations
1612702 Finite Element II 3 Cr. Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis, Kinematics of the Body, The basic problem, the deformation gradient, strain and stress tensors, Total Lagrangian, updated Lagrangian formulation, Eulerian formulation, Displacement – based finite elements, Linearization of the principal of virtual work with respect to finite element variables, Truss and cable elements, Two dimensional plane stress and plane strain problems, Axisymmetric problem, Three – Dimensional solid elements, Structural elements, Beam element, Axisymmetric shell element, Plate and general shell element, Solution of nonlinear equations, Tangent and secant method, Iteration, Newton – Raphson, Arc length method
1612710 Computational Plasticity 3 Cr. An Overview of Plasticity Theory: Mathematical Fundamentals, The Physics of Plasticity (Metals, Soils, Rocks, Concrete), Highlights of Continuum Mechanics, Yield Criteria, Flow Rules and Hardening Rules, Drucker’s Stability Postulate, MaximumDissipation Postulate, Normality and Uniqueness, Incremental StressStrain Relations Using StressSpace and StrainSpace, Hardening Models,Computational Techniques: FiniteElement Formulation for Nonlinear Problems, Numerical Algorithms for Solving Nonlinear Problems (Time Marching Algorithms), ElasticPlastic Operator Split (Elastic Predictor and Plastic Corrector), Return Mapping Algorithms, Cutting Plane and Closest Point (and Linearization), Return Mapping Algorithm for J2 Plasticity with Mixed Isotropic/Kinematic Hardening (and Linearization), Return Mapping Algorithm for General Plasticity Models with General Linear/NonLinear Mixed Hardening Involving Linear/NonLinear Elastic Behavior (and Linearization), MultiSurface Plasticity (NonSmooth Surfaces), Return Mapping Algorithm for Problems with NonSmooth Yield Surfaces (and Linearization), Mixed Formulations in the Finite Element Method (Problems with Incompressible Material), Formulation in ElastoPlasticity Problems with Yield Surface Independent of the Mean Stress, The Bbar Method, Highlights of ViscoPlasticity and Implementation in the Finite Element Method
1612530 Stability of Structures 3 Cr. Introduction: What is buckling?, Importance of Buckling Load, Historical Review, Buckling and Post Buckling of Bars with Finite Degrees of Freedom, Buckling and Post Buckling of Columns, Buckling of Beams Columns, Inelastic Buckling of Plates, Slope Deflection and Moment Distribution Methods for Buckling Analysis of Frame, Finite Element Method for Frame Buckling, Exact Finite Element Method for Frame Buckling, Lateral Torsional Buckling of Beams, Local and Post Local Buckling of Plates, Finite Element Method for Plate Buckling, Finite Strip Method for Plate Buckling
1612600 Earthquake Engineering 3 Cr. Earthquake Ground Motion, Seismic Behavior of Structures, Ductility and Modeling of Load Bearing Systems, Elastic and Inelastic Earthquake Analyses of Structures, Introduction to Performance Based Design, Structural Control, SoilStructure Interaction
Curriculum for the Degree of Ph.D. in Civil Engineering,
Major: Water Engineering
The complete Ph.D. program consists of 15 coursework units and 21 thesis units.
A  Courses: (15 Units)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
1610700 
Advanced Engineering Math II 
3 
1614702 
Advanced Hydrodynamics 
3 
1614704 
Water Resources Quality Models 
3 
1614706 
Water Resources systems Analysis II 
3 
1614708 
Advanced Water and Wastewater Networks Design 
3 
1614710 
Computational Hydraulics 
3 
1614712 
Advanced Hydrogeology 
3 
1614716 
Special Topics 
3 
At least 5 of these courses should be taken
B The Ph.D. students must pass the written and oral comprehensive exam after the completion of their coursework.
C – Thesis (33 Units)
COURSE CODE 
COURSE TITLE 
CREDITS 
9014724 
Thesis 
6 
9014724 
Thesis 
6 
9014724 
Thesis 
6 
9014724 
Thesis 
3 
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
1610700 Advanced Engineering Math II 3 Cr. Application of Functional Analysis, Application of Specific Functions in Solution of Boundary Values, Application of Green Functions, Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Application of Perturbation in Solution of Partial Differential Equations
1614702 Advanced Hydrodynamics 3 Cr. Vector algebra, divergence, curl, polar and cylindrical coordinates, body forces, pressure, Reynolds analogy, vortices, Stokes law, motion equations, continuity, circulation, NavierStokes Equations for laminar and turbulent flows, inviscid flow, incompressible irrotational flow, Laplace equations, Kelvin theory, Balsius theory, flow field, viscous flow, low Reynolds flow, boundary layer, instability of flow, turbulence, turbulent boundary layer, separation, drag and lift forces
1614706 Water Resources systems Analysis II 3 Cr. The course will focus on the quantitative approach for identifying and evaluating alternative possible decisions and their physical, economic, environmental, and social impacts of water resources systems. Modeling methods include various deterministic and probabilistic optimization and simulation models, decision analysis, evolutionary search algorithms and multiobjective planning and management models
1614712 Advanced Hydrogeology 3 Cr. Basic assumptions: Darcy’s law, Solution of flow equations, Unsteady flow in aquifers (confined and unconfined), Unsaturated flow in porous media and soil moisture profile, Regional groundwater flow: Steady and transient flow in regional groundwater systems, , Interaction of groundwater and surface water (lakes, wetland and rivers), Groundwater flow modeling: techniques, simulation of two and threedimensional groundwater systems, Groundwater modeling in the complex hydrosystem, Numerical methods in groundwater flows (finite differences), different initial and boundary conditions, Stability of schemes, Management of groundwater: Concepts of basin management, Conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater: Optimal control groundwater management models, Case study.
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