College of Engineering »

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

Information » Programs » CE Courses » CEM Courses »

Courses - CE Graduate Level

500. Engineering Analysis I (3)

Prerequisites: MATH 370A with a grade of "C" or better.
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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

501. Engineering Analysis Il (3)

Prerequisite: MATH 370A with a grade of "C" or better.
Analysis of engineering mechanics by matrix theory and complex variables; introduction to numerical techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

502. Finite Element Method and Applications (3)

Prerequisite: CE 458 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor
Introduction of the theory of finite element method and its application to mechanics of structures and solids. Variational calculus, discretization of continuum, discrete element stiffness matrices, displacement and force vector, direct stiffness formulation, and solution methods for linear equations.
(Lecture-Problems 3hours) Letter grading 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. No more than 6 units of CE 503 or CE 504 may be counted for the Master's Degree. (Lecture‑Problems 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hrs)

504. Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Selected topics from recent developments in civil engineering.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. No more than 6 units of CE 503 and/or CE 504 may be counted for the master's degree. (Lecture‑Problems 3 hrs)

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

509. Computational Methods in Civil Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Numerical analysis and computer methods applied to various areas of civil engineering. Application of proven computer methods, including special problem-oriented languages.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hrs)

516. Timber Design II (3)

Prerequisite: CE 359 and CE 456 all with a grade of "C" or better.
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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

517./457. 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)

520. Seaport Planning and Design (3)

Prerequisite: CE 426 with a grade of "C" or better 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.
Letter grade only (A-F).(Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

522. Transportation Planning (3)

Prerequisite: C E 426 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Planning of transportation facilities in urban setting; application of travel forecasting and analytical models in the planning process; evaluation of transportation alternatives and impacts; transportation system and demand management techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

526. Pavement Engineering (3)

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

528. Advanced Highway Materials (3)

Prerequisite: CE 428 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Hot mix asphalt design methods and lay down methods. Distress identification and rehabilitation procedures of highway materials.
(Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F)

529. Advanced Traffic Engineering (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 426 or consent of instructor.
Analysis of arterial streets traffic operations. Queuing Analysis; Signal timing coordination and optimization; Use of traffic optimization and simulation computer models to solve problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

530. Groundwater Flow: Principles and Modeling (3)

Prerequisite: CE 437 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Principles of water flow in the saturated and unsaturated zone. Well hydraulics. Numerical modeling of groundwater flow in the subsurface with computer applications. Groundwater artificial recharge and saline water intrusion.
(Lecture 3 hrs). Letter grade only (A-F).

532. Sediment Transportation (3)

Prerequisite: C E 437 with a grade of "C" or better.
Phenomena of sediment transportation related to streams and marine environments.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

533. Groundwater Contaminant Transport: Principles and Modeling (3)

Prerequisites: CE 437, CE 530 all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Mechanisms of contaminant transport in groundwater. Analysis of groundwater remediation methods and alternatives. Numerical modeling of flow and transport in the subsurface. Software applications.
(Lecture 3 hrs). 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

536. Urban Surface Water Management (3)

Prerequisite: CE 437 with a grade of "C" or better 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

538. Hydraulic Engineering Design Il (3)

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

542./446. 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).

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

546. Theory and Design of Foundation Structures (3)

Prerequisite: CE 345 with a grade of "C" or better 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

547. Soil Dynamics (3)

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

548. Geotechnical Engineering III (3)

Prerequisite: C E 345 with a grade of "C" or better 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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

551. Prestressed Concrete (3)

Prerequisite: C E 459 with a grade of "C" or better.
Principles of prestressed concrete. materials used, applications to structural design, review of existing specifications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

553. Behavior and Design of Steel Structures (3)

Prerequisite: C E 455 with a grade of "C" or better.
Study of torsion, unsymmetrical bending, stability. Plastic design, code provisions and commentary. Design of complete structural systems in steel.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

554. Anaysis and Design with Composite Materials (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Mechanics of composite materials with design applications in aerospace, civil engineering and construction. Lab experiments on composite samples. Project required with canned computer programs.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hrs) Letter grade only (A-F).

555. Earthquake Analysis and Design (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: CE 495 or consent of instructor.
Advanced computational methods to evaluate responses of structural systems subjected to earthquake ground motions. Time-history and response spectrum analysis for various structural systems. Innovative earthquake design of buildings and other structures.
Letter grading only (A-F). (Lecture-Problems 3 hours)

557. Advanced Structural Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: C E 458 with a grade of "C" or better 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).

558. Dynamics of Structures (3)

Prerequisite: CE 458 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Response of structures and structural components having one or more degrees of freedom. Damping and inelastic action; earthquake and nuclear blasts, dynamic resistance of structural elements and structures, elastic and inelastic response of structures.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

562. Water Treatment System Design (3)

Prerequisite: C E 364 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Design of physical and chemical processes for water treatment plants, intake stations, predisinfection units, rapid mixing tanks, slow mixing tanks, clarifiers, granular filtration tanks and post disinfection basins, hydraulics profiles, equipment lists and control systems.
(Lecture‑Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

563. Wastewater Treatment System Design (3)

Prerequisite: C E 562 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
Design of physical and chemical biological processes for wastewater treatment, including primary, secondary and tertiary treatment combined with hydraulics profiles, equipment lists and control systems at the plants.
(Lecture‑Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

564. Environmental Health Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CE 364 with a grade of "C" or better 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).

566. Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CE 364 with a grade of "C" or better 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 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
The presentation of research and case studies of liquid and solid waste project planning and management.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

570. Engineering Management Principles and Practices (3)

Prerequisites: CE 406 with a grade of "C" or better, 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.
Letter grade only (A-F).(Lecture 3 hours)

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.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture‑Problems 3 hours)

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 with a grade of "C" or better 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. Accounting and Finance in Construction Management (3)

Prerequisite: CE 406 with a grade of "C" or better 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).

581. Sustainability and Green Construction (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Comprehensive coverage of the green building design and construction practices through high-performance, market-leading design, construction, and operation practices. Presents the green operations and management of new construction and major renovation projects, with emphasis on green building rating systems.
(Lecture 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

582. Management of Productivity and Quality (3)

Prerequisite: CE 570 with a grade of "C" or better 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).

585. Utility Rehabilitation and Construction (3)

State of infrastructure systems with a focus on underground facilities, diagnostic and evaluation techniques of underground utility pipes, planning, equipment, materials and methods for rehabilitation and construction of sewer and water mains using Trenchless (i.e. NO-DIG) Technology.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours). Letter grade only (A-F).

602. Seminar in Civil Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or consent of instructor.
Presentation of research in special fields of structures, transportation, environmental, urban, geotechnical, water resources, or construction engineering management. May be repeated once for credit. No more than six units of CE 602.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

629. Traffic Operations (3)

Prerequisite: CE 429 or CE 529 all with a grade of "C" or better, or consent of instructor.
Principles of traffic flow. Highway traffic operations. Evaluation of quality of traffic operations including long-range impact on efficient use of the systems and on safety. Identification and evaluation of measures of effectiveness. Travel demand management strategies and intelligent transportation system applications.
(Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).

630. Mathematical Modeling in Hydraulic Engineering (3)

Prerequisite: CE 437 with a grade of "C" or better 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.
(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 (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and CE 696 or consent of directed studies faculty 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)

Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy for degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and CE 696 or consent of directed studies 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).


College of Engineering
University Course Listings
PDFPrint (PDF) Versions of the Catalog