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ENGINEERING - CIVIL

College of Engineering and Computer Science

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Civil Engineering involves the application of scientific principles and knowledge of mathematics and computers to the planning, analysis, design, and construction of all types of private and public works. Reduction of air and water pollution, disposal of hazardous wastes, renewal of our old cities, planning and building of new communities, providing water, power, and high-speed ground transportation systems are the responsibilities of the civil engineer. It is a continual challenge to the civil engineer to provide these services efficiently by the construction of dams, buildings, bridges, tunnels, highways, airports, waterways, and waste handling facilities in harmony with the natural environment.

Because of the broad range of demands on the civil engineer's services, the undergraduate program is devoted to fundamental principles in mathematics; basic and engineering sciences; the spectrum of Civil Engineering practice in both analysis and design; and required courses in the humanities and the social sciences, so that engineers may better relate to the world and society they serve. The upper division program permits students to select 9 units (3 courses) of electives. Students may increase the breadth or depth of their knowledge in Civil Engineering by selecting these electives in several areas: environmental and water quality engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation, and water resources engineering.

  • MS: Environmental-Water Quality Engineering / Geotechnical Engineering / Structural Engineering / Transportation Engineering / Water Resources Engineering

Special Features

  • The BSCE degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (EAC/ABET).
  • A notable strength of the program is that most faculty are licensed professional engineers in California and have practical experience in industry. Thus, faculty bring an ability to relate theory to practice, and the program prepares the student for the profession as well as for advanced study.
  • Emphasis is placed on design which is the definition and solution of engineering problems in a practical manner. Lower division and first semester junior year coursework provides the preparation for design in courses such as mathematics, physics, descriptive geometry, CAD, surveying, computer applications, and engineering economics. Design courses are available to students in their last three semesters including a senior design project course in the final semester.
  • Class sizes are small providing for close interaction between students and faculty. This interaction is enhanced in laboratory courses which are an integral part of the curriculum.
  • Computers are used in many courses and students have free access to computer laboratories.
  • Communication skills and social and ethical responsibilities of professional practice are emphasized.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in the Student Chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers and other student organizations, to develop organizational skills, and to interact with practicing civil engineers.
  • Sacramento, the State Capital and the seat of county government, provides proximity to city, county, state and federal agencies, and many consulting firms with Civil Engineering departments. Thus, students have a unique environment to draw upon for semester projects, part-time or summer employment, and career opportunities.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of this program are to prepare graduates to:

  • succeed in professional employment and/or graduate study in civil engineering;
  • identify, analyze, and solve practical civil engineering problems;
  • apply knowledge of Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources Engineering to design of Civil Engineering projects;
  • communicate effectively with their peers, other professionals, decision makers, and the general public, in the conduct of their work; and
  • practice Civil Engineering in a professionally responsible and ethical manner.

Academic Policies and Procedures

The following is a summary of policies and procedures specific to the Department of Civil Engineering. Other University policies and procedures in this catalog also apply to Civil Engineering majors. The Department will not hear petitions for deviation from articulated policies made by students who disregard catalog policy.

  • Course Repeat Policy: Undergraduate engineering and Civil Engineering courses that are used to meet the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree requirements may be repeated only twice (for a total of three attempts). Grades of the second and third attempt will be averaged in grade point calculations.
  • Reinstatement Policy: Students seeking reinstatement to the Civil Engineering major must complete a Reinstatement Petition (obtained at Admissions and Records). That petition will be reviewed by the Department Chair for approval or rejection.
    Note: The only basis for reinstatement is the expectation (supported by evidence provided by the student) that the student is now likely to progress towards the satisfactory completion of the Department's degree requirements in a timely manner.
  • Minimum Grade Requirements: The purpose of this requirement is to assure that all Civil Engineering majors attain the minimum level of competency in all their coursework required for a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Degree.
    All required courses in the major, all electives in the major, ENGL 5, and ENGL 20 must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.
    A minimum grade point average of 2.0 ("C") is required in the major courses applied to the degree.
  • Incomplete Grades: Incomplete grades are issued only in accordance with University policy.  The student must be passing the course at the time an “Incomplete” is requested. An Incomplete Petition (obtained in the Department Office) must be submitted to the Department with the student’s and the course instructor’s signature. The Incomplete Petition must specify the work to be completed, the basis by which the student’s final grade will be determined, and the last date for completion of the incomplete work. An incomplete grade that is not cleared by the set date will lapse to an F grade.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Students must satisfy the requirements of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET). Consult the Civil Engineering Department Chair for specific General Education requirements.

Courses may be interchanged between semesters to accommodate the student's schedule, as long as prerequisites are observed. Working students should expect to take more than four years to complete the degree.

Requirements - Bachelor of Science Degree

Units required for Pre-Major: 42 plus GE courses
Units required for Major: 57 plus GE courses
Minimum total units for the BS: 131
NOTE: Students graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. 

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Lower Division Courses (Pre-Major)

First Semester Freshman Year (16 units)

(2)

CE 4

Engineering Graphics and CAD

(4)

CHEM 1E*

General Chemistry for Engineering (High school chemistry Math 30 or eligibility to take Math 30 as evidenced by the calculus readiness diagnostic exam; passing score on a standardized Chemistry diagnostic exam given prior to each semester, or minimum grade of "C" in CHEM 4)

(4)

MATH 30*

Calculus I (MATH 29 or four years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one year of mathematical analysis; completion of ELM requirement and Pre-Calculus Diagnostic Test)

(3)

General Education course

(3)

General Education course

Second Semester Freshman Year (18 units)

(1)

CE 1A

Civil Engineering Seminar

(3)

CE 9

Plane and Topographic Surveying (MATH 26A or MATH 30; may be taken concurrently)

(4)

MATH 31*

Calculus II (MATH 30 or appropriate high school based AP credit)

(4)

PHYS 11A*

General Physics: Mechanics (MATH 30, MATH 31 or equivalent certificated high school courses. MATH 31 may be taken concurrently)

(3)

General Education course

(3)

General Education course

First Semester Sophomore Year (19 units)

(3)

ENGR 45

Engineering Materials (CHEM 1A and MATH 30)

(3)

MATH 45

Differential Equations for Science and Engineering (MATH 31)

(4)

PHYS 11C*

General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics (MATH 31, PHYS 11A)

(3)

General Education course

(3)

General Education course

(3)

General Education course

Second Semester Sophomore Year (16 units)

(3)

ENGL 20

College Composition II (ENGL 5 or ENGL 5M or equivalent with a grade "C-" or better, sophomore standing must have completed 30 units prior to registration)

(3)

ENGR 30

Analytic Mechanics: Statics (PHYS 11A, MATH 31 and CE 4 or ENGR 6)

(4)

MATH 32

Calculus III (MATH 31)

(3)

General Education course

(3)

General Education course

*Indicates course which can also be used to meet University General Education requirements.

B. Required Upper Division Courses (Major)

Students must normally complete all lower division preparation before enrolling in upper division Engineering or Civil Engineering courses.

First Semester Junior Year (16 units)

(2)

CE 100

Engineering Geology (ENGR 112; may be taken concurrently)

(3)

CE 101

Computer Applications in Civil Engineering (CE 4, ENGR 30)

(3)

ENGR 110

Analytic Mechanics: Dynamics (ENGR 30, MATH 32, MATH 45)

(3)

ENGR 112

Mechanics of Materials (ENGR 30, ENGR 45, MATH 45)

(2)

ENGR 115

Statistics for Engineers (MATH 31, may be taken concurrently)

(3)

General Education course

Second Semester Junior Year (16 units)

(1)

CE 113

Structural Laboratory (ENGR 112, CE 101; WPJ score of 70+, or at least a "C-" in ENGL 109M/W)

(3)

CE 146

Civil Engineering Professional Practice (CE 1A, ENGR 30; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 70+, or at least a C- in ENGL 109M/W; CE 1A may be taken concurrently)

(3)

CE 161

Theory of Structures I (CE 1A, CE 101, CE 146, ENGR 112, MATH 32; CE 146 may be taken concurrently)

(4)

CE 171A

Soil Mechanics (CE 1A, CE 100, CE 101, CE 146, ENGR 112; CE 146 may be taken concurrently)

(3)

ENGR 132

Fluid Mechanics (ENGR 110)

(2)

ENGR 140

Engineering Economics (ENGR 17 or ENGR 30)

First Semester Senior Year (17 units)

(3)

CE 137

Water Resources Engineering (CE 1A, CE 101, CE 146, ENGR 115, ENGR 132, ENGR 140; CE 146 may be taken concurrently)

(4)

CE 147

Transportation Engineering (CE 1A, CE 9, CE 101, CE 146 and ENGR 115; CE 146 may be taken concurrently)

(4)

CE 170

Principles of Environmental Engineering (CE 1A, CE 101, CE 146, CHEM 1E or CHEM 1A and ENGR 115; CE 146 may be taken concurrently)

(3)

ENGR 124

Thermodynamics (MATH 32, PHYS 11A, CHEM 1A)

(3)

Civil Engineering Elective

Second Semester Senior Year (13 units)

(1)

CE 135

Hydraulics Laboratory (CE 101, CE 137 and CE 146; CE 137 and CE 146 may be taken concurrently)

(3)

CE 190

Senior Project (To be taken in final semester or instructor permission)

(3)

CE elective+

(3)

CE elective+

(3)

General Education course

+ At least two CE elective must be design courses (indicated by °) .

C. Civil Engineering Electives

Electives are to be chosen from the following courses in consultation with a faculty advisor and must include at least two design electives (indicated by °).

CE 138

Hydrology (CE 137)

CE 139°

Open Channel Hydraulics (CE 137)

CE 148

Transportation Systems (CE 147, ENGR 140; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X) or instructor permission)

CE 162

Theory of Structures II (CE 161)

CE 163°

Structural Design in Steel I (CE 161)

CE 164 °

Reinforced Concrete Design (CE 161, CE 113; CE 113 may be taken concurrently)

CE 165°

Structural Design in Steel II (CE 163)

CE 166

Seismic Behavior of Structures (CE 101, CE 161; ENGR 110)

CE 168°

Pre-stressed Concrete Design (CE 161, CE 164; CE 164 may be taken concurrently)

CE 169A°

Timber Design (CE 161)

CE 169B°

Reinforced Masonry Design (CE 161)

CE 171B°

Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (CE 171A)

CE 172°

Design of Urban Water and Sewer Systems (CE 137)

CE 173°

Design of Water Quality Control Processes (CE 170, ENGR 132)

CE 181

Geoenvironmental Engineering (CE 170 and CE 171A; CE 170 may be taken concurrently)

CE 184

Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (CE 161, CE 171A)

° Indicates a design elective.
Note: Other electives, such as a CE 196 series course or CE 199E may be chosen with the approval of a faculty advisor and Department Chair.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Specialist

Operating and maintaining the infrastructure system and consistently meeting those public health and environmental objectives are the operators of wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection systems. The Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certificate program is designed to provide students with the technical, scientific, and application background to obtain licensure and the knowledge, skills, and abilities to completely work in the wastewater treatment industry. The Certificate is offered by the College of Business Administration and is administered by the Sacramento State College of Continuing Education.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM (Work Experience)

The Department of Civil Engineering encourages eligible students to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (Co-op). Eligibility requirements are completion of the pre-major and the first semester junior year with a minimum GPA of 2.5. The program provides alternate periods of University study and major-related, paid, off-campus work experience in private industry or government. The experience will enhance the student's employment prospects upon graduation. Participants in this program will complete the equivalent of one or two six-month work periods in their junior year and/or their senior year. Students must enroll in the appropriate Professional Practice course (CE 195A) and are awarded a Certificate on satisfactory completion of the Co-op. However, the credits for this course do not replace the curricular requirements of the BSCE degree. Students interested in the Cooperative Education Program should apply in the satellite office in Riverside Hall 2004 or the main office in Lassen Hall 2008. For information call (916) 278-7234.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Civil Engineering encompasses a broad range of professional activities. The four years of undergraduate preparation for the Bachelor of Science degree are devoted to fundamental analytical principles and basic design applications. For technical competence in specialized areas and continued effectiveness on the job, graduate study is becoming increasingly necessary.

The Civil Engineering Department offers a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering in the following areas of concentration:

  • Environmental/Water Quality Engineering - water quality analysis and management, water, and waste treatment;
  • Geotechnical Engineering - properties and behavior of soil and their application to design of foundation, retaining structures, earth dams and slopes, soil improvement and ground stabilization, geosynthetics inclusions, and soil dynamics, and earthquake engineering;
  • Structural Engineering - earthquake resistant steel and concrete design applied to buildings and bridges, structural dynamics, structural mechanics, and finite element methods;
  • Transportation Engineering - Transportation engineering and planning, traffic flow theory, and system management applicable to all modes with emphasis on highway and multi modal transportation; interdisciplinary study with other areas of Civil Engineering as well as with non-engineering areas (e.g., Environmental Studies, Geography, Public Policy & Administration, and Business Administration) may also be arranged; and
  • Water Resources Engineering - advanced hydraulics and modern hydrologic techniques, flood forecasting, groundwater flow modeling, water resources management, and policy formulation.

Each area of concentration consists of a set of core courses, a choice of electives, and culminating requirements; all selected by the student and approved by an advisor. Practicing engineers who do not have a degree objective may choose to enroll in selected courses as part of a continuing education program.

Graduate students can also elect an emphasis in Engineering Management by taking elective courses in the College of Business Administration. Graduate students who are interested in this option can select up to 9 units of foundation courses and/or graduate business classes (refer to College of Business Administration catalog for listing of courses). Individual programs can be tailored with a faculty advisor.

Graduate brochures specifically describing the program in each area are available in the Department Office. Some graduate assistantships are available to qualified students. Application forms for these can be obtained from the Department or from the Office of Graduate Studies, River Front Center 206, (916) 278-6470.

Admission Requirements

Admission as a classified graduate student in Civil Engineering requires:

  • an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering; and
  • a minimum 2.8 GPA both overall and in upper division engineering courses.

In addition, the merit of past academic endeavor, potential for future study, and professional goals may also be considered for granting admission.

Applicants who have deficiencies in admission requirements that can be removed by specified additional preparation may be admitted with conditionally classified graduate status. Any deficiencies will be noted on a written response to the student's admission application.

Students with a baccalaureate degree in engineering majors other than Civil Engineering (e.g., Electrical and Electronic, Industrial, Mechanical, or Surveying) or in other non-engineering scientific disciplines (e.g., Mathematics, Physics, or Geology) who wish to pursue the graduate program in Civil Engineering may be considered on an individual basis. Such students may be admitted as conditionally classified students and will be required to complete a specifically designed list of undergraduate prerequisite courses in engineering and/or mathematics, physics, and chemistry to correct undergraduate deficiencies. Such a student must have an approved study program on file with the Department while undertaking this qualifying work. Upon completion of these courses with a GPA of 2.8 or better, the student may apply for classified graduate status in Civil Engineering.

Admission Procedures

All prospective graduate students, including Sacramento State graduates, must file the following with the Office of Graduate Studies:

  • an online application for admission; and
  • two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State.

For more admissions information and application deadlines, please visit http://csus.edu/gradstudies/.

Approximately six weeks after receipt of all items listed above, a decision regarding admission will be mailed to the applicant. After being admitted, students must meet with an advisor and complete a Graduate Student Advising Form (obtainable in the Civil Engineering Department). This advising form must be kept current and on file in the Department Office.

Advancement to Candidacy

Each student must file an application for Advancement to Candidacy, indicating a proposed program of graduate study. This procedure should begin as soon as the graduate student has:

  • removed any deficiencies in admission requirements;
  • obtained classified graduate status;
  • completed at least 12 units in the graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA, including at least three courses at the 200-level;
  • taken the Writing Placement for Graduate Students (WPG) or taken a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course in their discipline within the first two semesters of coursework at California State University, Sacramento or secured approval for a WPG waiver; and
  • selected and obtained approval for a culminating requirement (Plan A, B, or C).

Advancement to Candidacy forms are available in the Department and in the Office of Graduate Studies. The student fills out the form after planning a degree program in consultation with his or her faculty advisor. The completed form is then approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the Department and submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies.

All graduate degree programs are subject to general University requirements for graduate degrees, explained in the Graduate Studies section of this catalog.

Requirements - Master of Science Degree

Units required for the MS: 30 - Includes research or independent study and units required in area of concentration (see below)
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Minimum Grades: No course in the program of study may have a grade below "C+".

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required coursework (18 units)

Core Courses: 15 units are required as outlined in the Core Courses section below.

Mathematics/Statistics
Select one of the following with advisor approval*:

 

ENGR 201

Engineering Analysis I (MATH 45)

 

ENGR 202

Engineering Analysis II (MATH 45)

 

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

*Students pursuing an emphasis in Environmental Engineering, Water Resource Engineering or Transportation Engineering must take ENGR 203. Students pursuing an emphasis in Structural Engineering must take ENGR 201 or ENGR 202.

B. Elective Courses (6-9 units)

Elective courses (including CE 299) selected with prior approval of the student's faculty advisor in the area of interest. In addition to 200-level courses, these may also include the technical electives (but not the required courses) from the undergraduate curriculum. Not more than 3 units of CE 299 may be taken without prior approval of the Graduate Coordinator.

Students who are interested in emphasizing Engineering Management may select 9 units of elective courses from the College of Business Administration (refer to foundation courses and/or graduate courses offered by the College of Business Administration). Under this option students should work with a faculty advisor to develop a plan for the management elective courses.

C. Culminating Requirement (3-6 units)

Choose one of the following CE 500 requirements:

Plan A: Master's Thesis (3-6 units) Approval by the faculty thesis advisor and by a second faculty or an expert in the area of study is required. The thesis must comply with University standards for format and is filed in the University Library. The Master's Thesis should be the written product of a systematic study of a significant problem. It identifies the problem, states the major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyze the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation. The finished product evidences originality, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation. The work should be associated with engineering research or innovation. No more than 3 units may be awarded for a topic directly related to a topic studied of CE 299. A public presentation is required.

Plan B: Master's Project (3-6 units) Approval by the faculty thesis advisor and by a second faculty or an expert in the area of study is required. A Master's Project should be a significant undertaking appropriate to the engineering profession. It evidences originality and independent thinking, appropriate form and organization, and rationale. It is described and summarized in a written report that includes a discussion of the project's significance, objectives, methodology and a conclusion or recommendation. The work should be associated with practical engineering applications. The report must comply with University standards for format and will be filed in the University Library. No more than 3 units may be awarded for a topic directly related to a topic studied for CE 299. A public presentation is required.

Plan C: Directed Study (3 units) and Comprehensive Examination (0 units). Approval of one faculty member is required for Directed Study. The comprehensive examination is administered by a committee of three faculty members.

Core Courses:

Units required: 15 -- A minimum of 12 units must be taken from one of the following five areas of specialization. Up to 3 units can be satisfied by 200 level coursework (not including CE 299) outside the chosen area of specialization.

Environmental/Water Quality Engineering

(3)

CE 250

Systems Analysis of Resources Development (Graduate status or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 252A

Environmental Quality Processes I (CE 170 or equivalent)

(3)

CE 252B

Environmental Quality Processes II (CE 170 or equivalent, CE 252A recommended, or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 252C

Environmental Quality Processes III (CE 170 or equivalent; CE 252A recommended)

(3)

CE 254

Water Quality Management (CE 170 or equivalent; CE 252A recommended, or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 255

Transport of Chemicals in Soil Systems (MATH 45, graduate status)

(3)

CE 276

Groundwater Hydrology (CE 137 or instructor permission)

Geotechnical Engineering

(3)

CE 280A

Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering I (CE 171A or equivalent)

(3)

CE 280B

Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering II (CE 171A or equivalent)

(2)

CE 280C

Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory (CE 280A; Corequisite: CE 280B)

(3)

CE 283

Ground Modification Engineering (CE 171A, or equivalent)

(3)

CE 284

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (CE 171A or equivalent)

(3)

CE 285

Geosynthetics I (CE 171A or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 286

Geosynthetics II (CE 171A or instructor permission)

Structural Engineering

(3)

CE 231A

Computer Methods of Structural Analysis I (CE 161)

(3)

CE 231B

Computer Methods of Structural Analysis II (CE 231A or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 232

Nonlinear Structural Analysis (CE 231A or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 234

Dynamics and Earthquake Response of Structures (Knowledge of the stiffness method of structural analysis)

(3)

CE 266

Advanced Design in Reinforced Concrete (CE 161, CE 163, CE 164)

(3)

CE 267

Structural Systems for Buildings (CE 232 or instructor permission)

Transportation Engineering

(3)

CE 261

Transportation Planning (CE 148 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 262

Advanced Transportation Facility Design (CE 147 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 263

Traffic Flow Theory (CE 147 or CE 148; ENGR 203 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 265

Analysis and Control of Traffic Systems (CE 147 or CE 148; CE 263 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 285

Geosynthetics I (CE 171A or instructor permission)

Water Resources Engineering

(3)

CE 250

Systems Analysis of Resources Development (Graduate status or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 251

Water Resources Planning (CE 250 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 271

Modern Hydrologic Techniques (CE 137 or CE 138 and ENGR 203, or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 272

Advanced Engineering Hydraulics (CE 137 or equivalent)

(3)

CE 274

Hydrologic Modeling (CE 272 or equivalent; instructor permission)

(3)

CE 276

Groundwater Hydrology (CE 137 or instructor permission)

Requirements - Certificates

The graduate certificate program in Civil Engineering is designed to recognize students who have completed core graduate courses in a specialty area in Civil Engineering. This program meets the need of professional engineers that are interested in sharpening their skills in their specialty area. The certificate program is available to matriculated students in the Civil Engineering Graduate Program. A grade point average of 3.0 must be attained for all courses taken in the program. Certificates in the following areas are offered:

Environmental Engineering:

Geo-Environmental Certificate

(3)

CE 181

Geoenvironmental Engineering (CE 170 and CE 171A; CE 170 may be taken concurrently)

(3)

CE 252A

Environmental Quality Processes I (CE 170 or equivalent)

(3)

CE 255

Transport of Chemicals in Soil Systems (MATH 45, graduate status)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Treatment Systems Certificate

(3)

CE 252A

Environmental Quality Processes I (CE 170 or equivalent)

(3)

CE 252B

Environmental Quality Processes II (CE 170 or equivalent; CE 252A recommended, or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 252C

Environmental Quality Processes III (CE 170 or equivalent; CE 252A recommended, or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Water Quality Certificate

(3)

CE 250

Systems Analysis of Resources Development (Graduate status or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 252A

Environmental Quality Processes I (CE 170 or equivalent)

(3)

CE 254

Water Quality Management (CE 170 or equivalent; CE 252A recommended, or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Geotechnical Engineering:

Foundation Engineering Certificate

(3)

CE 280A

Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering I (CE 171A or equivalent)

(3)

CE 280B

Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering II (CE 171A or equivalent)

(2)

CE 280C

Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory (CE 280A; Corequisite: CE 280B)

(3)

CE 284

Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (CE 171A or equivalent)

Ground Modification Certificate

(3)

CE 283

Ground Modification Engineering (CE 171A or equivalent)

(3)

CE 285

Geosynthetics I (CE 171A or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 286

Geosynthetics II (CE 171A or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Structural Engineering:

Structural Engineering Certificate

(3)

CE 231A

Computer Methods of Structural Analysis I (CE 161)

(3)

CE 232

Stability of Structures (CE 231A or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 234

Dynamics and Earthquake Response of Structures (Knowledge of the stiffness method of structural analysis)

(3)

CE 266

Advanced Design in Reinforced Concrete (CE 161, CE 163, CE 164)

Transportation Engineering:

Transportation Planning Certificate

(3)

CE 250

Systems Analysis of Resources Development (Graduate status or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 261

Transportation Planning (CE 148 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 262

Advanced Transportation Facility Design (CE 147 or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Transportation/Traffic Engineering Certificate

(3)

CE 250

Systems Analysis of Resources Development (Graduate status or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 263

Traffic Flow Theory (CE 147 or CE 148; ENGR 203 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 265

Analysis and Control of Traffic Systems (CE 147 or CE 148; CE 263 or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Water Resources Engineering:

Engineering Hydraulics Certificate

(3)

CE 272

Advanced Engineering Hydraulics (CE 137 or equivalent)

(3)

CE 274

Hydrologic Modeling (CE 272 or equivalent; instructor permission)

(3)

CE 276

Groundwater Hydrology (CE 137 or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Water Resources Planning Certificate

(3)

CE 250

Systems Analysis of Resources Development (Graduate status or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 251

Water Resources Planning (CE 250 or instructor permission)

(3)

CE 271

Modern Hydrologic Techniques (CE 137 or CE 138 and ENGR 203 or instructor permission)

(3)

ENGR 203

Engineering Statistics (ENGR 115 or equivalent)

Career Possibilities

Bridge Engineer · Civil Engineer · Construction Engineer · Design Engineer · Environmental Engineer · Foundation Engineer · Geotechnical Engineer · Highway Engineer · Hydraulic Engineer · Hydrologic Engineer · Project Engineer · Public Works Engineer · Research Engineer · Sanitary Engineer · Soils Engineer · Structural Engineer · Traffic Engineer · Transportation Engineer · Urban Planner · Water Resources Engineer

Faculty

Cyrus Aryani, Ed Dammel, Benjamin Fell, Karen Hansen, John Johnston, Ghanza Khan, Ramzi Mahmood, Eric Matsumoto, Saad Merayyan, Matthew Salveson, Kevan Shafizadeh

Contact Information

Kevan Shafizadeh, Department Chair
Neysa Bush, Administrative Support Coordinator
Riverside Hall 4024
(916) 278-6982
www.ecs.csus.edu/ce



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