Smart Cities Concentration

In this era of small, inexpensive sensors and increasingly “smart” infrastructure systems, civil engineers need to know as much about Big Data and algorithms as they do about concrete and steel. Civil engineers are still the ones who design much of the infrastructure cities rely on to function smoothly. But to build the Smart Cities of the future, in addition to their engineering skills they will also need knowledge of the environment, climate change, technology, sensors, and data science.

To meet these needs, we have created the Smart Cities concentration for those Civil and Environmental Engineering majors who want to play a role in the evolution of urban areas, and the interaction between the built and natural environments. Classes included in the CEE Smart Cities concentration reflect the 21st century knowledge and skills required to take full advantage of the smart buildings, smart energy grids, smart water systems, and smart transportation systems that will grow to define the future. 

Core courses (all new offerings for the academic year 2021- 22)

Fall Semester
CEE 4800 Engineering Smart Cities 
CEE 4930 Data Analytics 
CEE 5735 Mathematical Modeling of Natural and Engineered Systems 

Spring Semester 
CEE 4665 Modeling and Optimization for Smart Infrastructure Systems 
CEE 4795 Sensors for the Built and Natural Environments 
CEE 5745 Inverse Problems: Theory and Applications