Santa Clara University



CENG 205. Finite Element Methods I

Introduction to the finite element method. Force and stiffness methods. Matrix methods of analysis. Stiffness matrix formulation for axial and bending members. Local and global stiffness matrices. Transformation of stiffness matrices. (2 units)

CENG 206. Finite Element Methods II

Energy methods. Displacement functions for structural members. Derivation of load vectors. Analysis of plane stress and plane strain problems. Area coordinates. Constant strain triangle. Isoparametric elements. Prerequisite: CENG 205. (2 units)

CENG 207. Finite Element Methods III

Application of finite element method to dynamics of elastic and inelastic bodies. Mass matrices. Analysis of plates and shells. Development of computer code based on finite element theory. Prerequisite: CENG 206. (2 units)

CENG 208.Engineering Business and Economics

Time value of money, economic analysis of engineering projects, planning and capital budgeting, rate-of-return analysis, depreciation, cash-flow analysis, finance of energy products. (3 units)

CENG 211. Advanced Strength of Materials

Bending of beams with nonsymmetrical cross section. Curved beams. Shear center. Shear flow in open and closed sections. Torsion of open and closed section members. Energy theorems and their applications. Beams on elastic foundations. Beam analysis using Fourier series. Stress analysis of composite materials. (4 units)

CENG 213. Sustainable Materials

Evaluation of material sustainability. Material characteristics, microstructure, and mechanical properties of selected materials such as bamboo, straw, adobe, lime, and reduced cement concretes.  Processing and durability considerations. Course project. (4 units)

CENG 213L. Sustainable Materials Laboratory

Sample preparation and evaluation of mechanical properties in the laboratory. Co-requisite: CENG 213. (1 unit)

CENG 215. Sustainable Structural Engineering

Use of sustainable materials in structural design; characteristics and design of systems such as bamboo frames and trusses, straw bale walls, low-cement concrete, and composite barrel vaults. Course project. (4 units)

CENG 215L. Sustainable Structural Engineering Laboratory

Preparation and testing of structural subassemblies in the laboratory. Co-requisite: CENG 215. (1 unit)

CENG 217. Sustainable Infrastructure for Developing Countries

Sustainable options for providing water and energy to communities, adaptation to local resources and constraints, processing and reuse of waste products, transportation alternatives. (4 units)

CENG 218. Construction Engineering

Construction management. Equipment. Drawings and specifications, cost estimating, bidding. Contracts, bonds, financing, insurance. Labor. Project planning and scheduling. Also listed as CENG 118. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 219. Designing for Sustainable Construction

Design strategies for sustainable commercial and residential construction. Use of LEED criteria for assessing sustainable construcion. Team-based project planning, design, and construction. Economic evaluation of sustainable technologies. Prefabrication. Overall project management. Also listed as CENG 119. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (4 units)

CENG 220. Structural Dynamics

Analysis and behavior of simple linear oscillators. Natural mode shapes and frequencies for distributed and lumped mass systems. Introduction to nonlinear vibrations. (4 units)

CENG 221. Advanced Dynamics

Continuation of CENG 220. Distributed parameter systems. Nonlinear transient dynamics. Dynamic response in the frequency domain. Component mode methods. Prerequisite: CENG 220. (2 units)

CENG 222. Advanced Structural Analysis

Advanced methods for the analysis of statically indeterminate and non-conventional structural systems. Explicit modeling of cross-sections and joints in structural systems. Hands-on experience with modern commercial analysis software. (4 units)

CENG 223. Stability of Structures

Energy methods. Elastic stability of columns under axial loads and bending moments. Introduction to inelastic stability analysis of columns. Stability analysis of frames. Stability of flat plates and cylindrical shells. Lateral buckling of beams. (4 units)

CENG 226. Plastic Theory of Structures

Concepts of plastic behavior of structures. Collapse mechanisms for beams and frames. Applications of energy methods in solution procedures. (2 units)

CENG 228. Fracture Mechanics of Solids

Elastic and elastic-plastic fracture criteria. Stress intensity solutions. Metallurgical aspects of toughness. Design and alloy selection. Failure analysis techniques applied to actual engineering problems. (2 units)

CENG 231. Bridge Engineering

An introduction to modern bridge structural systems, bridge loading, bridge deck slab design, girders, and substructure. Prerequisite: CENG 135 and CENG 236 or instructor approval. (4 units)

CENG 232. Masonry Engineering

Design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures, including shear-wall and bearing-wall systems. (2 units)

CENG 233. Timber Engineering

Lateral design of timber structures including shear transfer around openings. Introduction to hybrid construction and structural performance requirements. Detailed design requirements for connections. Cross-listed with CENG 133. (4 units)

CENG 234. Structural Steel Design II

Design of lateral systems, including new and innovative systems, and connections. Introduction to hybrid and composite design. Application of performance-based design requirements for steel structures. (4 units)

CENG 236. Advanced Concrete Structures

Analysis and design of reinforced-concrete and frame-wall structures for gravity and lateral loads; use of strut and tie method for disturbed regions; and introduction to prestressed concrete. Cross-listed with CENG 136. Prerequisite: CENG 135. (4 units)

CENG 237. Earthquake Engineering Design

Introduction to seismic sources, wave propagation, and effects on structures. Spectral representations of demands. Design according to current code provisions, and using simplified pushover methods. Cross-listed with CENG 137. (4 units)

CENG 238. Geotechnical Engineering Design

Foundation exploration; bearing capacity and settlement analysis; spread foundations; piles and caissons; earth-retaining structures; loads on underground conduits; subsurface construction. Cross-listed with CENG 138. Co-requisite: CENG 135. (4 units)

CENG 238L. Geotechnical Engineering Design Lab

Structural design of footings, piles, and retaining walls. Cross-listed with CENG 138L. Prerequisite: CENG 135. Co-requisite: CENG 138 or 238. (1 unit)

CENG 239. Earthquake Engineering II

Continuation of CENG 237. Performance-based earthquake engineering. Use of advanced techniques for design of new buildings and rehabilitation of existing buildings to meet clearly delineated seismic performance expectations. Modeling of structural components and use of nonlinear analysis software for static and dynamic analyses. Prerequisite: CENG 137 or 237. (2 units)

CENG 240. Soil-Structure Interaction

Introduction of soil-structure analysis for evaluating seismic response. Dynamic interaction between the structure and its surrounding soil. Soil-structure interaction models. Prerequisite: CENG 237 and CENG 238. (2 units)

CENG 241. Introduction to Blast Analysis

This introductory course will cover well-established procedures and principles used to design structures to resist the effects of accidental explosions. Concepts covered include: design considerations; risk analysis and reduction; acceptable performance criteria; levels of protection; air-blast loading phenomenon, blast loading functions, current state of practice of structural blast analysis, design and detailing requirements. This course is well-suited to practicing engineers who would like to develop their skills in the analysis and design of structures subject to high-intensity loading from blast and fragments. (2 units)

CENG 242. Water Resources Design

Design of system components for water supply and flood control projects, including storage facilities, closed conduits, open channels, well fields, and pumping systems. Cross-listed with CENG 142. Prerequisites: CENG 140. (4 units)

CENG 242L. Water Resources Design Lab

Hands on use of commercial software packages to test water supply and flood control projects. Co-requisite: CENG 242. (1 unit)

CENG 244. Progressive Collapse and Structural Integrity

This introductory course will cover well established procedures and principles used to analyze and subsequently design structures to mitigate the possibility of the progressive collapse. Progressive collapse is defined as a structural collapse which is disproportional in size and severity to collapse initiating damage. Concepts covered in this class include: examples and causes, mechanisms of occurrence of progressive collapse, analysis and modeling principles, current state of practice, design and detailing considerations for steel and concrete moment frame structures, levels of protection and risk reduction concepts; course project. (2 units)

CENG 246. Practical Design of Cold-Formed Steel Frame Structural Systems

Introduction to the fundamentals of cold-formed steel frame construction. Review of current design and construction practice, specifications, standards, and codes. Practical design of members and connection detailing. Understanding evaluation reports. Cross-listed with CENG 146. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (4 units)

CENG 247. Pavement Design

Paving materials. Geometric and structural design of highways. Urban street layout and details. Layout and design of airport runways. Cross-listed with CENG 147. Prerequisites: CENG 115 and 121. (4 units)

CENG 249. Civil Systems Engineering

Introduction to engineering systems analysis and management technologies and their applications to civil engineering problems, such as transportation, assignment, critical path, and maximum flow problems. Topics include linear programming, nonlinear programming, probability and queuing theory, as well as relevant applications to civil engineering problems. Cross-listed with CENG 149. (4 units)

CENG 250. Traffic Engineering: Design and Operations

Basic characteristics of motor-vehicle traffic, highway and intersection capacity, applications of traffic control devices, traffic data studies, signal design, traffic safety, design of crash barriers. Cross-listed with CENG 150. Prerequisite: CENG 145 or 245. (4 units)

CENG 251. Special Topics in Transportation Engineering

Advanced analysis and design concepts in transportation engineering. Traffic flow simulation and control in urban areas. Cross-listed with CENG 151. Prerequisite: CENG 145or 245. (4 units)

CENG 256. Public Transportation

Evolution of mass transit in the United States. Characteristics of major components of mass transit: bus, light- and rapid-rail transit. Prominent systems of mass transit in selected major U.S. cities. Paratransit systems. Financing and administering of transit and paratransit systems. New technology applications in mass transit. Course requires students to get hands-on experience on one of the major transit systems in the Bay Area as a case study. (3 units)

CENG 258. Water Law and Policy

Introduction to the legal and regulatory concepts related to water. Examines rights, policies, and laws, including issues related to water supply and access (water transfers/water markets, riparian and appropriative doctrines), flood control, water pollution and quality (the Clean Water Act, EPA standards, in stream flows for fish), and onsite storm water management/flood control. A focus on California water law and policy is complemented with some national and international case studies. Cross-listed with CENG 124 and ENVS 124. (4 units) 

CENG 259. Groundwater Hydrology

Groundwater occurrence, flow principles, flow to wells, and regional flow. Groundwater contamination, management, and modeling. Field methods. Field trips. Laboratory. Cross-listed with CENG 139. Prerequisite: CENG 141. (3 units)

CENG 260. GIS in Water Resources

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with applications in watershed analysis and hydrology. Obtaining and processing digital information for watersheds, mapping terrain, spatial analysis, computing river networks from digital elevation models, preparing data for hydrologic modeling for water supply and flood studies. Cross-listed with CENG 160. (3 units)

CENG 261. Sustainable Water Resources

Covers techniques related to analysis and design of water resource systems, from flood control projects to drinking water supply, as environmental constraints and societal values shift. Material includes sustainable and low-impact design techniques, climate change impacts on water, assessing sustainability, life-cycle economics, and current topics. Cross-listed with CENG 161. Prerequisite: CENG 140 or instructor approval. (3 units)

CENG 262. Computational Water Resources

Use of professional applications software to design and evaluate facility components and systems for water resources engineering projects. Laboratory. Cross-listed with CENG 162. Prerequisites: CENG 140 and 141, which may be taken concurrently. (3 units)

CENG 263. Solid Waste Management

Characterization of solid waste streams. Overview of collection, transport, processing, and disposal options. Waste stream reduction and resource recovery strategies. Cross-listed with CENG 163. (4 units)

CENG 281. Construction Law for Civil Engineers

Legal aspects of construction procedures. Quantitative methods, case studies and procedures for measuring, analyzing and mitigating the value of change orders and claims. Discussion of key construction topics for the construction professional. General review of contract types, tort law, contract interpretation, liens, claims and disputes. A project term paper is required. (3 units)

CENG 282. Infrastructure Project Management

Management concepts and strategies for civil infrastructure projects. Identification of scope, schedule, and budget. Quality assurance and control. Processes for tracking progress and budget. Examination of actual projects. (2 units)

CENG 284. Construction Administration

Project stakeholders authorities, preconstruction operations, project reports and records, electronic project administration, specifications and quality administration, labor laws, safety, meetings and negotiations, risk and liability sharing, payments and change orders, project closeout, claims and disputes. Also listed as CENG 184. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 286. Construction Planning and Control

Work breakdown structure; work sequencing and logic; activity duration estimates; schedule network representations; critical path method; resources loading, allocation, and leveling; planning of repetitive tasks; cost estimates; time-cost tradeoffs; project cash flow analysis; and, time-cost control. Use of commercial scheduling software. Group project on construction planning. Cross-listed with CENG 186. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 286L. Construction Planning and Control Lab

Cross-listed with CENG 186L. Co-requisite: CENG 286. (1 unit)

CENG 287.  Construction Operations and Equipment

Earthmoving with dozers, scrappers, and excavators; hauling, compacting and finishing. Piling, lifting; concrete operations, asphalt paving, equipment economics, operations planning using computer simulation, and discrete-event simulation. Group project on construction operations analysis. Cross-listed with CENG 187. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 287L. Construction Operations and Equipment Lab

Cross-listed with CENG 187L. Co-requisite: CENG 287. (1 unit)

CENG 288. Engineering Decision and Risk Analysis

Risk management, decision trees, fault trees, multi-attribute decision making, sensitivity analysis, fuzzy numbers, fuzzy logic, optimization, reliability analysis, and Monte-Carlo simulation. Group project on engineering decision. Prerequisite: AMTH 108 or instructor approval. (4 units)

CENG 289. Construction Productivity Analysis

Productivity improvement as applied to construction operations. Quantitative methods and procedures for measuring, analyzing, and improving the productivity at construction job sites. (3 units)

CENG 292. Introduction to Building Information Modeling

Parametric design and modeling, BIM-based scheduling and estimating, model checking and validation, 4D visualization, green building design, applications in integrated project delivery and facilities management, interoperability, standardization, and web-based collaboration. Cross-listed with CENG 192D. (3 units)

CENG 293. Graduate Design Project

Design of an approved civil engineering system using new methods and/or materials. A formal design report is required. (3–7 units)

CENG 295. Master's Thesis Research

By arrangement. Limited to MSCE candidates. (1-7 units)

CENG 297. Directed Research

By special arrangement. (1–7 units)

CENG 299. Independent Study

Special/advanced topics. By special arrangement. (1–6 units)