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CE 1. Civil Engineering Seminar. 1 Unit
Introduces students to civil engineering as a profession. Topics include the technical disciplines (environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources), the role of civil engineers in planning, constructing and operating infrastructure, and professional responsibilities such as licensure and ethics. Case studies are used to explore both technical and nontechnical aspects of civil engineering projects such as design and environmental constraints, constructability, and social and political issues.
CE 4. Engineering Graphics and CAD. 2 Units
In-depth graphic analysis and solution of typical three dimensional space problems by applying the principles of orthogonal projection. Fundamentals of interactive computer aided design and drafting. Lecture one hour; laboratory three hours.
CE 9. Plane and Topographic Surveying. 2 Units
Methods for the measurement of distance, direction, angles and elevations. Computational methods for locating points, closing traverses and determining areas and earthwork volumes. Horizontal and vertical curves. Introduction to legal aspects of surveying, geodetic surveys, maps, boundary surveys and new technologies used in surveying. Lecture two hours.
CE 9L. Plane and Topographic Surveying Laboratory. 1 Unit
Laboratory course that supports CE 9. Use of surveying instruments and measurement techniques in field setting. Laboratory three hours.
CE 100. Engineering Geology. 2 Units
Soil and rock mechanics and their relations to geological features influencing design, construction and maintenance of engineering projects. Lectures and field problems.
CE 101. Computer Applications in Civil Engineering. 3 Units
Development of programming- and algorithm-based problem-solving skills in civil engineering using modern programming and scripting languages and scientific computing programs. Application to numerical methods, data science, and visualization.
CE 130. Water Resources Engineering. 3 Units
Hydrologic and hydraulic fundamentals which are common to water resources projects; introduction to reservoirs, dams, pipelines, channels, hydraulic machinery, ground water, water rights, statistical analysis, engineering economy applications, and water resources planning.
CE 130L. Hydraulics Laboratory. 1 Unit
Laboratory experiments relating the principles of fluid mechanics to real fluid flow. Laboratory three hours.
CE 131. Hydrology. 3 Units
Introduction to surface water hydrology for engineering. Evapotranspiration and infiltration prediction. Precipitation analysis, hydrograph and flood routing applications for civil engineering. Statistical applications in hydrology.
CE 132. Groundwater Engineering. 3 Units
Occurrence and movement of groundwater. Groundwater principles, groundwater flow, Darcy's Law, solutions of steady and unsteady flow problems. Confined and unconfined aquifers, leaky aquifers, pumping test design, and groundwater management.
CE 133. Design of Urban Water and Sewer Systems. 3 Units
Hydraulic design of water distribution and sewerage systems. Computer-assisted pipe network analysis. Analysis of pump systems. Pump station design. Other selected topics.
CE 134. Open Channel Hydraulics. 3 Units
Civil engineering design problems in steady, uniform, gradually and rapidly varied open channel flow. Hydraulic analysis in structures, transitions, culverts, weirs and spillways. Channel design including roughness for subcritical and supercritical flow. Prediction of water surface profiles via simulation software.
CE 140. Transportation Engineering. 3 Units
Introduction to the fundamental topics in Transportation Engineering. Focus on roadway geometric design, layout considerations, pavement materials and design, traffic operations and analysis.
CE 140L. Transportation Engineering Laboratory. 1 Unit
Laboratory course that supports CE 140. Activities include speed survey and safety assessment, analysis of freeway level of service, analysis of intersection delay and level of service, roadway geometry design, and pavement design using field measurements, online datasets, and state-of-the-practice software. Laboratory three hours.
CE 141. Traffic Analysis and Design. 3 Units
Introduction to the fundamental principles of traffic operations, traffic data collection methods, intersection control, signal design and analysis techniques. Methods and software for designing and optimizing signalized and unsignalized intersection operation.
CE 142. Transportation Systems. 3 Units
Transportation systems evaluation and management. Focus on transportation planning methods, including data analysis, estimation of future demand, evaluation of travel demand impacts on existing systems, and transportation system decision-making.
CE 150. Principles of Environmental Engineering. 2 Units
Introduction to principles of environmental quality management. Physical and chemical principles affecting environmental quality including equilibrium and kinetics. Water quality parameters, their importance, and natural processes that affect them. Application of thermodynamic principles to environmental systems.
CE 150L. Environmental Engineering Laboratory. 1 Unit
This is the laboratory course that supports CE 150. Activities include water quality testing and computer modeling. Laboratory three hours.
CE 151. Environmental Engineering Practice. 2 Units
Introduction to environmental engineering professional practices. Water and wastewater treatment processes. Solid waste management. Air quality parameters and management. Sustainability.
CE 153. Design of Water Quality Control Processes. 3 Units
Analysis and design of selected physical, chemical, and biological facilities for water purification and wastewater treatment. Emphasis is on design based on loading factors and integration of unit processes into treatment systems.
CE 156. Geoenvironmental Engineering. 3 Units
Equilibrium distribution of contaminants among air, water and solid phases of soil systems; analysis and modeling of soil vapor extraction (SVE), pump and treat, and soil washing systems; movement of gasses in landfills; infiltration through landfill cover; geosynthetic liner systems; hazardous waste containment systems.
CE 160. Introduction to Structural Analysis. 3 Units
Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, frames, and trusses. Includes energy principles, flexibility and stiffness analyses, and influence lines. Computers are used to aid in the solution of complex structural problems.
CE 160L. Structural Laboratory. 1 Unit
Introduction to the principles of structural analysis and design by testing of structural elements. Experimental verification of the assumptions of strength of materials. Introduction to laboratory techniques. Laboratory three hours.
CE 163. Structural Steel Design. 3 Units
Theory and practice in design of structural steel members and connections using current design specifications. Design of tension and compression members, laterally supported and unsupported beams, beam-columns, and bolted and welded connections.
CE 164. Reinforced Concrete Design. 3 Units
Introduction to reinforced concrete design according to American Concrete Institute (ACI) 318 Building Code, including: design and safety concepts; loads and load path; structural systems; material properties; flexural analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs; development of reinforcement; serviceability; shear; columns; and other topics.
CE 165. Masonry Design. 3 Units
History of masonry. Masonry materials. Masonry as a structural material. Design of masonry beams, concentrically and eccentrically loaded columns, walls for vertical and lateral loading including effects of wind and seismic forces. Design of a small building for wind and seismic loading including torsional effects.
CE 166. Seismic Behavior of Structures. 3 Units
Analyzes simple structures' response to dynamic loads with emphasis on response to earthquake ground motion. Introduction to multi-story buildings dynamics. Modal and approximate analyses of earthquake response. Dynamic analysis and building code procedures.
CE 168. Prestressed Concrete Design. 3 Units
Introduction to prestressed concrete design, focusing on bridges and buildings. Topics include: basic concepts; technology for fabrication and construction; material properties; flexural analysis and design for non-composite and composite beams; development of strands; prestress losses; camber and deflections; shear; and other topics. Design conforming to American Concrete Institute (ACI) 318 Building Code or AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications is emphasized, as appropriate.
CE 169. Timber Design. 3 Units
Wood as a structural material. Design of sawn and glulam beams, concentrically and eccentrically loaded columns, shear walls, flexible diaphragms and connections for vertical and lateral loading including effects of wind and seismic forces.
CE 170. Soil Mechanics. 3 Units
Composition and properties of soils; soil classification; soil compaction; soil-water interaction, including permeability and seepage analyses; soil stresses; soil compressibility, consolidation, and settlement analysis; soil shear strength.
CE 170L. Soil Mechanics Laboratory. 1 Unit
Laboratory course that supports CE 170C. Activities include soil testing and analysis of geotechnical site investigation data. Laboratory three hours.
CE 171. Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. 3 Units
Lateral earth pressures and principles of retaining wall design; slope stability analysis and principles of slope stabilization design; ultimate bearing capacity of soils, allowable bearing pressures and settlement of structures; principles of foundation design including shallow foundations and deep foundations.
CE 175. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. 3 Units
Introduction to seismology and seismic hazard analysis; determination of building code design loads; prediction of soil-site effects; evaluation of liquefaction triggering, cyclic softening and associated consequences; introduction to mitigation techniques for liquefaction and ground failure hazards.
CE 182. Introduction to GIS in Civil Engineering. 3 Units
Fundamental geographic information system (GIS) concepts; GIS data acquisition and analysis; GIS analytical methods. Lab exercises with GIS software used to introduce students to typical uses of GIS in civil engineering. This course may be paired with the graduate-level course GIS Applications in Civil Engineering. Lecture two hours; laboratory three hours.
CE 190. Civil Engineering Project Skills. 3 Units
Introduction to professional engineering practice through case studies of existing projects, including estimating, scheduling, and specifications. Evaluation of design alternatives for engineering projects using principles of engineering economy and cost benefit analysis. Engineering ethics and professional responsibilities.
CE 191. Senior Project. 3 Units
Culminating degree requirement. Completion of a conceptual design and evaluation of alternatives under realistic constraints for proposed infrastructure projects. Students work in teams with practicing professionals providing mentoring. Draws upon full educational experience to date. Lecture two hours. Laboratory three hours.
CE 194. Career Development in Civil Engineering. 1 Unit
Designed for Civil Engineering students making career decisions. Instruction will include effective career planning strategies and techniques including skill assessments, employment search strategy, goal setting, time management, interview techniques and resume writing. Lecture one hour.
CE 195. Fieldwork in Civil Engineering. 1 - 3 Units
Supervised work experience in civil engineering with public agencies or firms in the industry.
CE 195A. Professional Practice. 1 - 12 Units
Supervised employment in a professional engineering or computer science environment. Placement arranged through the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
CE 196B. Stormwater Management. 3 Units
Introduction to the principles and practices of urban stormwater management. Hydrologic and hydraulic design of small drainage systems. Physical and chemical principles affecting stormwater quality, environmental effects, and treatment. Choosing and designing Best Management Practices. Low Impact Development. Overview of requirements for managing construction runoff and erosion control.
CE 196H. Concrete Technology. 3 Units
History of portland cement, production, hydration, aggregates, supplementary cementitious materials, chemical admixtures, fresh and hardened concrete properties, concrete mixture design, and concrete construction. Introduction to concrete durability, concrete repair, and advances in concrete technology.
CE 196I. Geometric Design of Highways. 3 Units
Theory and practice of the principles of geometric design of highways and roads focusing on designing visual aspects of highways, highway classification, design controls and criteria, design elements, safety, vertical and horizontal alignment, cross section, intersections, and interchanges. Emphasis on the latest Federal and California design standards and tools, methods, and practices.
CE 199. Special Problems. 1 - 3 Units
Individual projects or directed reading.
CE 199E. Independent Study Technical Elective. 3 Units
Individual project, research, or directed reading on an advanced topic.
CE 200. Civil Engineering Professional Writing. 3 Units
Writing workshop course designed to immerse graduate students in the discourse of civil engineering. Instruction and practice in the writing process, professional writing styles used in the discipline, and editing. Multiple writing assignments totaling a minimum of 5000 words will be required.
CE 230. Water Resources Planning. 3 Units
Application of single and multi-objective planning to the design and operation of water resources projects. Objectives and constraints for water projects, criteria and procedures for evaluation, planning under uncertainty. Application in water development and water quality planning, with case studies.
CE 231. Hydrometeorology. 3 Units
Analyses of hydrologic processes closely linked to the atmosphere: evaporation, evapotranspiration, precipitation, and snowmelt. Penman and Penman-Montieth evaporation models, the eddy covariance method for land-atmosphere vapor and energy fluxes, atmospheric rivers and their impact on California water resources.
CE 232. Groundwater Hydrology. 3 Units
Occurrence and movement of groundwater; physical characteristics of aquifers; analysis of steady-state groundwater flow problems by mathematical, digital computer, electrical analog and graphical methods; analysis of unsteady-state problems in confined and unconfined, aquifers; multiple well systems.
CE 234. Advanced Engineering Hydraulics. 3 Units
Steady uniform and non-uniform open channel flows including gradually, rapid and spatially varied flows; analysis of supercritical flow in transition; basic principles of unsteady flows; long wave theory; Saint-Venant Equations and their solutions including method of characteristics, explicit and implicit finite difference numerical methods.
CE 235. Hydrologic Modeling. 3 Units
Theories and structure of hydraulic model components; application of HEC-RAS (River Analysis System) and HEC-HMS (Hydrologic Modeling System) computer programs; emphasis on flood routing methods; dam safety analysis methodology including dam break and dam overtopping cases; application of microcomputers in hydraulics computations.
CE 241. Analysis and Control of Traffic Systems. 3 Units
Traffic data collection and analysis, practical application of theoretical methods of analysis such as capacity, level of service, and queuing theory. Investigation of traffic control techniques such as actuated signals and signal systems, and study of management techniques for traffic congestion.
CE 242. Transportation Planning. 3 Units
Introduction to the complexities of comprehensive intermodal transportation planning. Study of transportation problems, system operating characteristics, alternative modes, and the planning process. Analyzes factors affecting travel behavior and methods of forecasting demand for travel by various modes.
CE 243. Traffic Flow Theory. 3 Units
Study of traffic flow characteristics including flow rate, speed, and density, at both the microscopic and macroscopic levels. Traffic flow analysis using the theoretical methods including capacity analysis, traffic stream models, shockwave analysis, and queuing analysis. Emphasis is on theory with demonstration of practical applications.
CE 244. Advanced Transportation Facility Design. 3 Units
Advanced study of current topics in highway and mass transportation facility design including safety, curve design, pavement design and drainage facility design. Focuses on current design practice and recent or impending changes in design practice.
CE 245. Pavement Design. 3 Units
Fundamental principles of pavement analysis, design, and evaluation. Topics include pavement materials, mechanics, traffic and environmental loadings, pavement performance, design methods, construction and economic evaluation.
CE 251. Environmental Quality Processes I. 3 Units
Theory and practice of chemical processes affecting water quality. Chemical equilibrium, stoichiometry and kinetics of aqueous chemistry. Acid-base, precipitation-dissolution, oxidation-reduction, and coordination chemistry. Adsorption.
CE 252. Environmental Quality Processes II. 3 Units
Theory and practice of biological processes for controlling water. Stoichiometry and kinetics of microbial growth. Aerobic and anaerobic metabolism. Engineered suspended and attached growth systems. Introduction to sludge treatment.
CE 253. Environmental Quality Processes III. 3 Units
Theory and practice of physical and chemical processes used in engineered water and wastewater systems. Adsorption, ion exchange, gas transfer, membrane processes, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, precipitation, disinfection, and stripping. Physical/chemical reactors.
CE 254. Water Quality Management. 3 Units
Examination of pollution sources and effects on water bodies, and the management issues and tools used to protect environmental quality. Topics include point and nonpoint pollution sources, interactions in the environment, Federal and State laws, water quality objectives, beneficial uses, and regulatory mechanisms such as basin plans and total maximum daily loads (TMDLs). Emphasis is on surface water.
CE 255. Transport of Chemicals in Soil Systems. 3 Units
Study of the mechanics of movement of chemicals in soil, including equilibrium and partition models, development of mass transport equations in porous media, analytical solution for one-dimensional transport, lumped parameter transport model (linear reservoir model), transport of reactive and conservative chemicals numerical solutions of transport models, transport in the unsaturated zone and coupled models for saturated and unsaturated zone.
CE 260. Matrix Structural Analysis. 3 Units
Flexibility and stiffness methods of structural analysis are applied to two- and three-dimensional framed structures. Use of computer software to perform analysis is discussed in detail. Techniques of computer modeling are discussed.
CE 261. Finite Element Analysis. 3 Units
Continuation of CE 260 with extension of theory to allow for the analysis of a wider variety of structures. Structural analysis software is used for the analysis of three-dimensional structures. Fundamentals of the finite element method and computer modeling with applications to structural problems.
CE 262. Nonlinear Structural Analysis. 3 Units
Theory and applications of nonlinear structural analysis including geometric and material nonlinear effects. Stability issues and second-order analysis methods are discussed in the context of moment amplification effects, member buckling, and the behavior of structural elements and frames undergoing large deformations. Inelastic material behavior and stress resultant plasticity concepts within a line-type element framework. Computer implementation of geometric nonlinear behavior.
CE 263. Advanced Steel Design. 3 Units
Advanced design methodology of steel structures using Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD). System level behavior, especially from a seismic loading perspective, is integrated into the design of steel components and connections. Other topics include plate girder design, plastic design of indeterminate systems, design of moment frame systems, and design of braced-frame systems.
CE 264. Advanced Design in Reinforced Concrete. 3 Units
Advanced topics in behavior and design in reinforced concrete. Detailing for seismic response.
CE 266. Dynamics and Earthquake Response of Structures. 3 Units
Response of structures modeled as single-degree systems to harmonic, periodic, and arbitrary excitation and earthquake ground motion; effects of damping and material nonlinearity; numerical methods using spreadsheets; response spectra. Response of structures modeled as multi-degree systems: modeling of structure mass, damping and elastic stiffness; solution by modal superposition; time-history and response spectrum analysis; implications for codes for earthquake-resistant design. Microcomputer software is extensively used.
CE 267. Structural Systems for Buildings. 3 Units
Analyzes and design of various structural systems for buildings: frames, tubes, shear walls with or without openings and interaction between these types. Secondary effects such as P^, material and geometrical nonlinearities.
CE 268. Pre-stressed Concrete Bridge Design. 3 Units
Behavior and design of short and medium-span prestressed concrete bridges using American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specifications. Topics include: bridge types, aesthetics; design process; superstructure load types and live load analysis; limit states and load combinations; prestressed concrete materials; flexural analysis and design; shear analysis and design; and introduction to substructure analysis and design, including seismic design criteria. A team project is required.
CE 270. Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering I. 3 Units
Advanced analyses in soil mechanics and their practical applications in foundation engineering; compressibility of soils, settlement analysis, and tolerable settlement; lateral earth pressures and design of earth retaining structures; bearing capacity of shallow foundations; in-situ soil testing for foundation design; design of deep foundations, including driven piles, drilled shaft foundations, and laterally loaded piles.
CE 271. Advanced Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering II. 3 Units
Advanced analyses in shear strength of cohesionless and cohesive soils, including stress-strain characteristics of soils, total and effective stress analyses; slope stability analyses for natural slopes, fill slopes, earth dams, levees, and methods of slope stabilization; analysis and design of anchored bulkheads, cellular cofferdams, soil nail walls, tieback walls, mechanically stabilized earth walls, and segmental retaining walls.
CE 272. Geotechnical Modeling. 3 Units
Advanced analysis principles and procedures for calculating monotonic and cyclic soil element response effective stress and pore water pressure distributions, dynamic site response, and soil deformations; application to analysis of complex geotechnical engineering systems such as levees, dams, and wharfs. Laboratory time devoted to numerical analysis software and physical element and small scale tests. Lecture two hours. Laboratory three hours.
CE 273. Ground Modification Engineering. 3 Units
Principles of soil stabilization and earth reinforcement; mechanical compaction and treatment of difficult soils, including expansive soils, collapsible soils, oversize materials, and compressible fill; prefabricated vertical drains and preloading; dynamic deep compaction; vibro compaction; vibro-replacement; rammed aggregate pier; compaction grouting; jet grouting; slurry grouting; chemical grouting; deep soil mixing; slurry trench walls.
CE 274. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 3 Units
Introduction to vibration theory; wave propagation in soils and dynamic behavior of soils and foundations; dynamic tests; analysis of dynamically loaded foundations; causes of earthquakes; earthquake magnitude and zones; ground motions induced by earthquakes; earthquake-resistant design of foundations and earth dams.
CE 275. Geosynthetics. 3 Units
Overview of geotextiles, geogrids and geonets; geosynthetic properties and test methods; geosynthetic functions and mechanisms as in separation, roadway and soil reinforcement, filtration, and drainage; applications and design methods; construction, fabrication and installation.
CE 281. Systems Analysis of Resources Development. 3 Units
Investigation of resource planning using the "systems approach". Objectives of resource development; basic economic and technologic concepts, and economic factors affecting system design. Consideration of evaluation, institutional constraints, and uncertainty in water resources systems. Familiarization with modern computer techniques. Applications of concepts to air and land resources.
CE 289. Project Management for Civil Engineers. 3 Units
Theory and practice of project management in civil engineering. Interrelationship of planning, design, and construction. New technologies and techniques used in both US and international architectural/engineering/construction (A/E/C) markets.Topics: Project initiation, early estimates, project budgeting, work plans, design proposals, scheduling, tracking, design coordination, construction, project close-out, team and personal management skills, and quality control.
CE 296D. Stormwater Management. 3 Units
Principles and practices of stormwater management. Physical and chemical principles affecting stormwater quality, environmental effects, and treatment. Regulatory purposes and requirements for managing construction and post-construction runoff. Choosing and designing Best Management Practices. Erosion control. Hydrologic and hydraulic design of small drainage systems. Emphasis on California climatic and regulatory conditions.
CE 296H. GIS Applications in Civil Engineering. 3 Units
Introduction to fundamental concepts of geographic information systems (GIS), methods, and applications in civil engineering. Design and develop GIS-based analytical methods and solutions for civil engineering problems. Lab exercises are used to design and practice GIS applications in civil engineering. This course may be paired with CE 196H.
CE 299. Special Problems. 1 - 3 Units
Special problems in graduate research.
CE 500. Culminating Experience. 3 - 6 Units
Successful completion of either: A. Thesis (3-6 units), or B. Project (3-6 units) or C. Directed Study and Examination (3 units). Plan A requires a thesis and is primarily research-orientated. Plan B requires a project report that is primarily application oriented. Plan C requires a detailed literature review or experimental data analysis resulting in a written report plus an examination by three faculty. A public presentation is required for all three plans.