CEE 5325 (3). DISASTER MANAGEMENT. This course introduces the student to basic
concepts in disaster management. Drawing on a range of sources from the textbook to the U.S.
National Response plan to research papers, the course covers the fundamentals of preparedness,
mitigation, response, and recovery. An all-hazards approach is taken, providing analysis of
natural, technological, and man-made disasters. In addition to discussing the basic theories of
disaster management, the course introduces the student to key methods in the field, including
simulation modeling, consequence analysis tools, design criteria, statistical and case study
methods (lessons learned), and risk analysis.
CEE 5327 (3). OPTIMIZATION AND RELIABILITY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE ANDENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS. Introduces the concepts of engineering systems optimization,
reliability and risk assessment, and applies them to civil and environmental engineering
systems. Includes an introduction to engineering systems definition, classical methods of
optimization, linear programming, integer programming, dynamic programming, nonlinear
optimization, and reliability and risk concepts in engineering planning and design. Engineering
applications include transportation networks, fleet assignment, supply chain management,
environmental engineering systems, fluid transport and water reservoir operation and
structural engineering systems. Advance topics include an introduction to chance-constrained
optimization and basic decomposition approaches and their application to real-world problems.CEE 5328 (3). INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY. Introduces basic concepts in
sustainability. Drawing on a range of sources, including selected books and readings, the course
explores the idea of total connectedness of resource use globally, with particular emphasis on
the situation in north Texas. Addresses the issues of air quality and energy supply, sustainable
construction, water use, transit and other related areas of resource use, and waste generation.
The inclusion of multiple guest lecturers will provide a series of multiple viewpoints and areasof specific expertise. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
CEE 5329 (3). METHODS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY. This course covers
technologies and methods used in sustainable design and analysis. Areas covered include the
scientific understanding of alternative energy systems, water reuse and supply, and state-of-the-art
materials created for sustainability. Also discussed are methods for assessing sustainability,
including life cycle assessment and the development of sustainable indicators. Prerequisite:
Graduate standing or permission of instructor.
CEE 5330 (3). DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY. This course introduces the student to the
issues involved in creating a sustainable built environment. The course will address issues of
resource use at the regional and project specific level. Specific techniques for designing and
constructing sustainable buildings will be addressed. Systems of measurement for sustainable
properties will be discussed on a comparative level, and the USGBC’s LEED system will bespecifically addressed. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.