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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Courses - CE Upper Division

326. GIS Laboratory for Civil Engineers (1)

Prerequisites: CE 130, 130L, 206 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS); spatial and network analyses. Hands-on application of GIS software to solve civil engineering problems.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

335. Fluid Mechanics (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 224 and C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Properties of fluids, fluid statics, fluid dynamics, dynamic similitude, flow of compressible and incompressible fluids in closed conduits, uniform flow in prismatic open channels.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

336. Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent all with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 335.
Experiments in and study of the phenomena of fluid flow.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

345. Geotechnical Engineering I (3)

Corequisites: MAE 373; GEOL 370.
Prerequisite: Consent of Department Undergraduate Advisor.
Soil mechanics applied to engineering structures. Soil exploration, identification, classification, drainage, stability and bearing capacity.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

346. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent all with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 345.
Laboratory investigation and experiments in the phenomena of soil mechanics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

359. Structural Analysis I (3)

Prerequisite: MAE 373 with a grade of "C" or better.
Analysis of structures including trusses, beams, and frames, conjugate beam, virtual work, energy methods, approximate methods, and influence lines. Use of code based finite element computer programs in analysis of frame and truss type structures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

364. Environmental Engineering I: Fundamentals (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A, BIOL 200/MICR 200 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 335.
Introduction to the fundamental physical, chemical and biological processes affecting air and water quality. Models of transport and transformation of impurities. Emphasis on theory underlying the design of water quality control technologies.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

365. Environmental Engineering Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 364.
Experiments in routine water quality analysis and environmental engineering applications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

370. Analytical Mechanics (3)

Prerequisites: PHYS 151 with a grade of "C" or better.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
Fundamental principles of statics, kinematics and kinetics, with application to idealized structures and systems.
Intended for Electrical Engineering majors. Not open for credit to Civil or Mechanical Engineering majors. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

404. Laboratory Techniques (1)

Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better., senior standing in Civil Engineering and consent of instructor.
Study in the techniques of organizing and directing of the civil engineering laboratory.
May be repeated to maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F). (Conference 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours)

405. Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing in civil engineering and consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent advances in civil engineering. Course content will vary from year to year.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Topics announced in Schedule of Classes. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

406I. Project Cost-Benefit Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Systematic evaluation of the economic and social benefits and costs of projects. Decision-making in an environment of limited resources, environmental and economic constraints, and uncertainty. The economy of multi-year projects, selection among competing independent alternatives, before and after tax analyses, replacement economy and inflation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

407. Probability and Statistics in Civil Engineering (2)

Prerequisites: CE 206 and MATH 224 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Analysis of uncertainties, and applications of the basic theories of probability and statistics in civil engineering areas of geotechnical, environmental, water resources, structural and transportation engineering.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-problems 1 hour, Lab 3 hrs)

408. Special Problems (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Senior standing in civil engineering.
Assigned topics in technical literature or laboratory projects and report on same.
Letter grade only (A-F).

426. Transportation Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 406.
Operation of various modes of transportation; Characteristics of the driver, pedestrian, vehicle and the road; fundamental principles of traffic flow; introduction to intersection design and control, planning, and geometric design; transportation issues and safety.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

427. Highway Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
Geometric design of highways and streets. Route location and earthwork computation. Introduction to roadside and pavement design. Design problems in highway engineering.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

428. Highway Engineering Materials (3)

Prerequisites: CE 200 and 345 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Design and properties of highway materials, including aggregates, asphalt binder, and mixtures. Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) aggregate gradation, blending procedure, volumetrics, design, plant operation, and lay down. Superpave binder testing and specifications.
(Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

429. Traffic Engineering (2)

Corequisite: CE 426, 429L.
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 analyses.
Letter grade only (A-F). Graduate students required to do extra projects. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

429L. Traffic Engineering Laboratory (1)

Corequisites: CE 426, 429
Laboratory activities on traffic flow theory, capacity and level of service analyses, signal timing, parking lot design, and travel demand forecasting; traffic volume, speed and delay studies. Use of traffice engineering software.
(Laboratory 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to student with credit in CE 430.

435. Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: C E 335 with a grade of "C" or better.
Fundamental surface and ground water hydrology concepts and quantitative methods. Selected topics and procedures of the hydrological cycle. Planning, development and management of water resource surface systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

437. Engineering Hydraulics (3)

Prerequisites: C E 335, MATH 370 A all with a grade of "C" or better.
Theory and analysis of steady uniform and non‑uniform flow in open conduits. Energy and momentum principles, critical flow computations and applications, design of channels, computations of gradually varied, spatially varied and rapidly varied flows.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

438. Hydraulic Engineering Design I (2)

Corequisites: CE 437, 438L
Application of hydraulic principles to the design of dams, water courses, water systems and their related structures and devices.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hours)

438L. Hydraulic Design I Laboratory (1)

Corequisite: CE 438
Computer laboratory applications to the design of water courses, water systems and their related structures and devices
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours)

439. Fundamentals of Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport (3)

Corequisite: CE 437
Introduction to principles of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Groundwater remediation methods. Mathematical description of flow and transport in the subsurface with software applications.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

445. Geotechnical Engineering II (3)

Prerequisites: CE 345, 346 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Methods of design and construction of various geotechnical engineering projects utilizing theory of soil mechanics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

446./542. Geotechnical Projects (3)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better.
Design and problem solving oriented geotechnical projects utilizing soil mechanics theory and experimental methods according to the state-of-the-art practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). 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).

454. Structures Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite: CE 459.
Laboratory examination of structural concepts. Utilize computer simulation modeling techniques in combination with structural tests.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in CE 491.

455. Structural Steel Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Detailed design of components with typical codes and specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

456. Timber Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Design of various structural elements made of wood material subjected to both vertical and lateral loads. Application of current building codes and specifications in timer design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

457./517. Reinforced Masonry Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
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.
Letter grade only (A-F).Graduate students required to do a design project and assigned readings from journals and research papers. (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

458. Structural Analysis Il (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 with a grade of "C" or better.
Solution of indeterminate truss and frame structures using moment distribution and slope deflection methods. Introduction to matrix methods. Energy theorems and virtual work principles. Use of code based finite element computer programs in the analysis of indeterminate structural systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

459. Reinforced Concrete Design I (3)

Prerequisites: C E 200 and 359 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Theory and design of structural elements of reinforced concrete, analysis by working stress and ultimate strength design theories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

464. Environmental Engineering II: Unit Processes (3)

Prerequisites: CE 335 and 364 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Civil engineering applications of the fundamentals of chemical reactions, kinetics of biochemical systems, gas transfer systems, liquid/solid separations, solubility equilibria, adsorption, ion exchange and membrane processes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

466. Environmental Systems Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 364 with a grade of "C" or better.
Principles of environmental systems design. Design and planning of systems for water distribution, wastewater collection and storm water management.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

481. Professional Practice In Civil Engineering (1)

Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Topics related to practice of civil engineering profession. Professional society meetings and readings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 1 hour)

490. Senior Design Project (3)

Prerequisite: CE 459; completion of all 300-level engineering courses for the civil engineering major all with a grade of "C" or better and consent of department undergraduate advisor.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 426, 437.
Normally taken in the last year of the undergraduate program.
A supervised design group project, incorporating all aspects from concept to completed design and oral presentations. Technical aspects, social, environmental, and economic issues considered. Ethical concepts discussed.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 2 hrs, Design lab 3 hrs)

495. Seismic Design I (3)

Prerequisites: CE 459 with a grade of "C" or better.
Elements of lateral-force design in steel, concrete, masonry, and timber structures. Application of current building codes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours)

497. Senior Problem Directed Studies (2)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: CE 406, 481, 490.
Directed study on assigned topics or lab/field studies practicum and report on same.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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