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Civil Engineering

College of Engineering

College of Engineering Building

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management Graduate C E Courses

GRADUATE LEVEL


500. Engineering Analysis I (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 370A.
Application of analytical methods to engineering problems. Differential equations and series solutions, Bessel functions and Legendre polynomials, boundary value and eigenvalue problems, Fourier series, partial differential equations, vector analysis.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

501. Engineering Analysis Il (3)
Prerequisite: MATH 370A.
Analysis of engineering mechanics by matrix theory and complex variables; introduction to numerical techniques.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

502. Finite Element Methods II (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Theory of finite element methods. Discretization of continuum, element stiffness matrices and direct stiffness formulation. Application to frame, plane stress and strain, plate and shell problems using SAP.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

503. Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Selected topics, with laboratory work required, from the most recent developments in civil engineering. Course content will vary from year to year and the specific topic will be recorded on the student’s transcript.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. No more than six units of CE 503 or CE 504 may be counted for the Master’s Degree. (Lecture-Problems 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

504. Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent developments in civil engineering. Course content will vary from year to year.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. No more than six units of CE 503 and/or CE 504 may be counted for the master’s degree. (Lecture-Problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

508. Probabilistic and Statistical Methods in Engineering Applications (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Civil Engineering applications of nondeterministic models and decision theory. Applications of proven statistical computer programs.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

516. Timber Design II (3)
Prerequisite: CE 359 and 456
Structural behavior of timber buildings/wood structures under seismic load. Analysis/design of nonrectangular buildings, horizontal diaphragms and shearwalls. Analysis/design of member under biaxial bending and axial force. Load/resistance factor design (LRFD) for wood construction. Current building codes/specifications in advanced timber design.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

517./457. Reinforced Masonry Design (3)
Prerequisite: CE 359.
Theory, design and application of reinforced masonry (brick and block) in compliance with latest Building Code. Earthquake provisions. Construction and specifications. Design of high rise buildings, industrial buildings and retaining walls.
Graduate students required to do a design project and assigned readings from journals and research papers. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours.) Letter grade only (A-F).

520. Seaport Planning and Design (3)
Prerequisite: CE 426 or consent of instructor.
Planning and design of seaports and facilities as access systems. Support transportation, use analysis and ocean transport crafts. Site selection and comprehensive planning.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

522. Transportation Planning (3)
Prerequisite: C E 426 or consent of instructor.
Planning of fixed facilities for various modes of transportation in urban areas. Engineering administration and integration of transportation systems.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

526. Pavement Engineering (3)
Corequisite: C E 427 or consent of instructor.
Aggregate, binder systems. Theory and design of pavement structures. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

529./429. Traffic Engineering (3)
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 426 or consent of instructor.
Capacity and level of service analyses of highway facilities. Intersection signal timing design. Introduction to traffic control devices. Volume, speed and delay studies. Use of traffic data for design, planning and operational levels of analysis. Graduate students required to do extra projects.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

531. Groundwater and Seepage (3)
Prerequisites: C E 335, 345 or consent of instructor.
Theory and application of ground-water flow and seepage through earth structures.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

532. Sediment Transportation (3)
Prerequisite: C E 437.
Phenomena of sediment transportation related to streams and marine environments.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

535. Advanced Hydrology (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Theory and application of surface hydrology. Hydrologic statistics, dynamic wave routing, frequency analysis and risk analysis. Simulation of design flows, flood forecasting, flood plain analysis and hydrologic design. Mathematical models, numerical methods in analysis and evaluation.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

536. Urban Surface Water Management (3)
Prerequisite: CE 437 or consent of instructor.
Planning and design of facilities to control flooding, erosion, sedimentation, and non-point source pollution for urban storm water runoff management. Presentation of analysis and design methodologies, structural and non-structural measures for management, and master planning principles.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

538. Hydraulic Engineering Design Il (3)
Prerequisites: C E 437, 438 or consent of instructor.
Design of water supply networks, hydraulic transitions, controls and structures. Hydraulic power conversion. River engineering. Water resources systems.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

542./446. Geotechnical Projects (3)
Prerequisite: CE 345.
Design and problem solving oriented geotechnical projects utilizing soil mechanics theory and experimental methods according to the state-of-the-art practice.
Graduate students required to do additional readings and write a research term paper to deal with current topics in geotechnical engineering. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

543. Waste Management and Landfill Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Advanced principles and practices of landfill engineering for waste management and subsurface flow problems. Presentation of research and case studies in geotechnical aspects of waste management and landfill engineering.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

546. Theory and Design of Foundation Structures (3)
Prerequisite: CE 345 or consent of instructor.
Foundation, explorations, stress and deformation relationships and design of various footings, piles, piers and caissons. Analysis of lateral loads and design of retaining structures, machinery foundations and foundation dewatering.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

547. Soil Dynamics (3)
Prerequisite: CE 345 or consent of instructor.
Theories and field behaviors of dynamically loaded foundation systems and soil responses with emphasis on engineering applications.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

548. Geotechnical Engineering III (3)
Prerequisite: C E 345 or consent of instructor.
Stress-strain time relationship of soils. Theory and methods of analysis with special emphasis on the applications and limitations in soil engineering.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

551. Prestressed Concrete (3)
Prerequisite: C E 459.
Principles of prestressed concrete. materials used, applications to structural design, review of existing specifications.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

552. Theory of Plates and Shells (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of C E Graduate MATH Requirement.
Review of theory of elasticity; formulation of general equation of bending of thin elastic plates; methods of obtaining exact and approximate solutions; membrane and bending theories of shells with emphasis on cylindrical shells and shells of revolution.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

553. Behavior and Design of Steel Structures (3)
Prerequisite: C E 455.
Study of torsion, unsymmetrical bending, stability. Plastic design, code provisions and commentary. Design of complete structural systems in steel.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

555. Seismic Design II (3)
Prerequisite: C E 495 or consent of instructor.
Characteristics of earthquakes and seismicity response spectra, modal methods of analysis, practical examples of elastic and inelastic response of structures to earthquake motions. New development in codes, computer applications.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

557. Advanced Structural Analysis (3)
Prerequisite: C E 458 or consent of instructor.
Virtual forces and displacements, strain energy and complementary energy. Force and displacement matrix methods. Computer applications to planar and space frames, trusses, floor beams and shear wall systems.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

562. Water and Wastewater Treatment Design I (3)
Prerequisite: C E 364 or consent of instructor.
Design of physical and chemical processes for water and wastewater treatment, with emphasis on water treatment plants.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

563. Water and Wastewater Treatment Design II (3)
Prerequisite: C E 562 or consent of instructor.
Design of chemical and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment with emphasis on wastewater treatment.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

564. Environmental Health Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: CE 364 or consent of instructor.
Health and safety aspects of environmental quality and related engineering systems. Regulatory aspects. Projects and case studies.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

565. Environmental Waste Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: CE 364 or consent of instructor.
Generation, treatment, resource recovery and disposal of industrial wastes, solid wastes and hazardous materials.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hrs)

566. Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: CE 364 or consent of instructor.
Civil engineering applications of the fundamentals of chemical reactions, kinetics of biochemical systems, gas transfer operations, liquid/solid separations, solubility equilibria, adsorption, ion exchange and membrane processes.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

567. Liquid and Solid Waste Project Planning and Management (3)
Prerequisite: CE 364 or consent of instructor.
The presentation of research and case studies of liquid and solid waste project planning and management.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

570. Engineering Management Principles and Practices (3)
Prerequisites: CE 406, graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Transition of engineers into management. Analysis of technical manager’s functions at lower and middle levels as support to corporate management. Principles of engineering management and applications to private and public sector organizations. Case studies of practices in different technical organizations.
(Lecture 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

571. Construction Planning and Cost Control (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Planning, scheduling and resource allocation for a complex construction project. Topics include traditional critical path method, advanced computer expert systems and optimization techniques for construction planning and cost control.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

573. Engineering Specifications, Law and Contracts (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Application of law of contracts to construction contracts. Legal matters of concern to engineers.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

574. Methods, Analysis and Design of Construction Operations (3)
Prerequisite: CE 571 or consent of instructor.
Equipment, methods, analysis and design of a construction operation, from site work improvement and data acquisition to modeling and design. Particular attention will be paid to interfacing between design and construction activities and work method development, productivity and safety.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

576. Construction Organization and Management (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
An introduction to construction organization, control concepts and labor, emphasizing the business aspects of construction engineering management. Topics include legal framework, finance in construction management, labor, accounting and other decision making in the construction business.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

577. Business Aspects and Finance of Construction Projects (3)
Prerequisite: CE 406 or consent of instructor.
Economics and business aspects in construction, financing structure, methodology, and project financial evaluation. Emphasis is on financial aspects in property acquisition, development, construction, and project management.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

578. Management of Advanced Technologies in Construction (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
New development of advanced technology as applied to construction industry. Productivity and competitiveness in construction on the basis of new technology. Comparison of construction innovation in the U.S., Japan, and other countries.
(Lecture-problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

582. Management of Productivity and Quality (3)
Prerequisite: CE 570 or consent of instructor.
System approaches to quality and productivity in construction. Total Quality Management (TQM) in construction engineering and management. Investigation of methods and strategies for improving competitiveness at the company level. Domestic and international competitiveness in the construction business.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

629./729. Traffic Operations (3)
Prerequisite: CE 429 or CE 529, or consent of instructor.
Principles of traffic flow, signal timing optimization, signal coordination, and traffic.
Graduates enroll in CE 629; post graduates enroll in CE 729. Post-graduate students will be required to do additional work (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

630./730. Mathematical Modeling in Hydraulic Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: CE 437 or consent of instructor.
Numerical techniques for solving hydraulic problems in water supply, waste water disposal and storm drainage systems. Prediction of important parameters by mathematical modeling on problems encountered in artificial channels, rivers, estuaries and marine environments.
M.S. students register in CE 630; Ph.D. students register in CE 730. Ph.D. students will be required to complete a more rigorous computer project. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

640./740. Mathematical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Mathematical modeling techniques used in geotechnical engineering. Application of proven computer programs.
M.S. students register in CE 640; Ph.D. students register in CE 740. Ph.D. students will be required to complete a more rigorous computer project. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

696. Research Methods (1)
Prerequisite: Candidacy or consent of instructor.
Bibliographical and library techniques and resources. Preparation and presentation of theses and directed studies technical papers.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Corequisite: CE 696 or written consent of directed studies advisor.
MSCE and MSE degree candidates in Civil Engineering and Interdisciplinary Areas need to have either CE 697 or CE 698 as their program requirement. Theoretical and experimental problems in civil engineering requiring intensive analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (2-6)
Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for degree of master of science in civil engineering. Corequisite: C E 696 or written consent of faculty advisor.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis and/or project in the field of civil engineering.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

699. Thesis (3-9)
Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for degree of Civil Engineer. Corequisite: C E 696 or written consent of faculty advisor.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis in the field of civil engineering practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units.

740./640. Mathematical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Mathematical modeling techniques used in geotechnical engineering. Application of proven computer programs.
M.S. students register in CE 640; Ph.D. students register in CE 740. Ph.D. students will be required to complete a more rigorous computer project. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).