Santa Clara University



Lower Division Undergraduate Courses

CENG 5. Project Impacts on the Community and Environment

Introduction to the decision-making concepts and strategies that ultimately determine the feasibility of a project. Aspects of project planning, evaluation, and implementation. Identification of impacts on the community and the environment. (4 units)

CENG 7. Graphic Communication

Introduction to technical drawing including isometric and multiview drawings, use of sectional views and dimensioning, understanding blueprints and scales. (3 units)

CENG 7L. Graphic Communication Lab

Freehand drawing, manual and computer-aided drafting of physical models, construction of models from drawings. Co-requisite: CENG 7. (1 unit)

CENG 10. Surveying

The use and care of survey instruments. Principles of topographic mapping, linear measurements, leveling, traverses, curves, boundary, and public surveys. (3 units)

CENG 10L. Surveying Lab

Field work using common surveying instrumentation and equipment. Co-requisite: CENG 10. (1 unit)

CENG 15. Computer Applications in Civil Engineering

Solution techniques for civil engineering problems using common computer software. Introduction to matrix analysis, graphical and numerical solution methods, regression analysis, and linear optimization using some of the basic features in spreadsheet and math analysis programs to aid engineering solutions. Introduction to Visual Basic programming. Practical AutoCAD basics for civil engineers. A team-based research project and presentation. (2 units)

CENG 15L: Computer Applications in Civil Engineering Lab

Hands-on work with professional-level CAD, problem solving, and data presentation software packages. Co-requisite: CENG 15. (1unit)

CENG 20. Geology

Development and formation of geologic materials. Significance of structure, landform, erosion, deposition. Stream and shoreline processes. Surface water. (3 units)

CENG 20L. Geology Lab

Identification, examination, and characterization of rock specimens. Co-requisite: CENG 20. (1 unit)

CENG 41. Mechanics I: Statics

Resolution and composition of force systems and equilibrium of force systems acting on structures and mechanisms. Distributed forces. Friction. Moments of inertia. Prerequisite: PHYS 31. (4 units)

CENG 42. Mechanics II: Dynamics

Dynamics of a particle.. Work and energy methods. Momentum methods. Kinetics of systems of particles. Prerequisite: CENG 41. (3 units)

CENG 43. Mechanics III: Strength of Materials

Analysis of stresses and strains in machines and structural members. Fundamental study of the behavior and response of statically determinate and indeterminate structural members subject to axial, torsional, flexural, shear, and combined loadings. Introduction to the stability of columns. Prerequisite: CENG 41. (4 units)

CENG 43L. Mechanics III: Strength of Materials Lab

Laboratory investigations of structural elements subjected to axial load, bending, torsion, combined loading and buckling loads. Laboratory report writing. Co-requisite: CENG 43. (1 unit)

CENG 44A. Strength of Materials I

Analysis of stresses and strains in structural members. Fundamental study of the behavior and response of statically determine structural members subjected to axial, torsional, flexural, shear and combined stresses. Stress transformation, principal stresses and Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: CENG 41. (3 units).

CENG 44AL. Strength of Materials Lab

Co-requisite: CENG 44A. (1 unit)

CENG 44B. Strength of Materials II

Continuation of topics covered in 44A. Shear flow and shear center. Indeterminate systems. Introduction to plastic behavior and column stability. Prerequisite: CENG 44A. (2 units)

Upper-Division Undergraduate Courses

CENG 115. Civil Engineering Materials

Common civil engineering materials, focusing on steel, concrete, and wood, and touching on asphalt and epoxy. Structure and properties of materials, their production processes, and experimental methods used for determining their key properties. Sustainability implications of material choices. Prerequisite: CHEM 11. (4 units)

CENG 115L. Civil Engineering Materials Lab

Laboratory testing of steel, concrete, wood, and other innovative civil engineering construction materials. Co-requisite: CENG 115. (1 unit)

CENG 118. Construction Engineering

Construction management. Equipment. Drawings and specifications, cost estimating, bidding. Contracts, bonds, financing, insurance. Labor. Project planning and scheduling. Also listed as CENG 218. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 119. Designing for Sustainable Construction

Design strategies for sustainable commercial and residential construction. Use of LEED criteria for assessing sustainable construction. Team-based project planning, design, and construction. Economic evaluation of sustainable technologies. Overall project management. Also listed as CENG 219. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (4 units)

CENG 121A. Geotechnical Engineering

Origin, development, and properties of soils. Classification of soils and applications of engineering mechanics to soils as an engineering material. Water in soils. Soil-testing methods. Compaction, stabilization, consolidation, shear strength, and slope stability. Prerequisites: CENG 20 and 44A. (3 units)

CENG 121AL. Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Co-requisite: CENG 121. (1 unit)

CENG 121B. Geotechnical Engineering

Theory and basic factors related to earth pressure, slope stability, and foundations. Prerequisite: CENG 121A. (3 units)

CENG 123. Environmental Reaction Engineering

Reaction stoichiometry and kinetics. Reactions of environmental significance. Dynamic and equilibrium system modeling. Reactor configurations and their effects on extent of the reaction. Prerequisites: CHEM 11 or equivalent, AMTH 106, and junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 123L. Environmental Reaction Engineering Lab

Co-requisite: CENG 123. (1 unit)

CENG 124. Water Law and Policy

Introduction to the legal and regulatory concepts related to water. Examines right, 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 on-site 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 258 and ENVS 124. (4 units)

CENG 125. Municipal Engineering Design

Various aspects of civil engineering as applied in municipal (public works) design practice. Maps and plats; site layout and earthworks; drainage; streets and utilities.Prerequisite: CENG 10 and 15. (3 units)

CENG 125L. Municipal Engineering Design Lab

Development of CAD drawings for teh course design project. Co-requisite: CENG 125. (1 unit)

CENG 128. 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. Also listed as CENG 208. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 132. Structural Analysis

Loads and their distribution in structures. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames. Influence lines for beams and trusses. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Modeling and analysis of structures using commercial software programs. A team-based structural analysis project and presentation. Prerequisites: CENG 44A. (4 units)

CENG 133. Timber Design

Timber structural systems. Design of structural members for tension, compression, bending and shear. Introduction to shear wall diaphragm design. Connection and hardware design specification. Design project. Also listed as CENG 233. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (4 units)

CENG 134. Structural Steel Design

Strength design of structural steel buildings. Design of members for tension, flexure, shear, compression, and combined loading. Introduction to connection design. Design project. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (4 units)

CENG 135. Reinforced Concrete Design

Ultimate strength design of reinforced concrete members considering flexure, shear, and axial forces. Anchorage and development of reinforcing bars. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (4 units)

CENG 135L. Reinforced Concrete Design Lab

Field trips. Problem solving sessions. Experimental tests of reinforced concrete building elements. Co-requisitte: CENG 135. (1 unit)

CENG 136. 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 236. Prerequisite: CENG 135. (4 units)

CENG 137. 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 237. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (4 units)

CENG 138. 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 238. Prerequisites: CENG 121 and 148. (4 units)

CENG 138L. Geotechnical Engineering Design Lab

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

CENG 139. Groundwater Hydrology

Groundwater occurrence, flow principles, flow to wells, and regional flow. Groundwater contamination, management, and models. Field methods. Field trips. Also listed as CENG 269. Prerequisite: CENG 141. (3 units)

CENG 140. Water Resources Engineering

Concepts, analysis and engineering design related to various aspects of water resources: hydrologic cycle, evaporation, infiltration, precipitation, snow, flood frequency, water supply, and runoff management. Impacts of development, land use, and climate changes on water supply, and importance of these changes to society. Prerequisite: CENG 141 or permission of instructor. (4 units)

CENG 140L. Water Resources Engineering Lab

Statistical analysis of hydrologic data. Use of commercial software to analyze runoff hydrographs and stormwater management systems. Co-requisite: CENG 140. (1 unit)

CENG 141. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering

Fundamentals of fluid behavior with an emphasis on water. Covers basic fluid properties, flow classification, and fluid statics including forces on submerged surfaces. Introduces and applies fundamental relationships: conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Hydraulic applications include flow in pipes and pipe networks, steady flow in open channels, and hydraulic machinery. Prerequisites: CENG 41 and PHYS 31. (4 units)

CENG 141L. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering Lab

Experiments demonstrating the principles of fluid flow and hydraulics for flow in pipes and in open channels. Use of modern data acquisition and writing of formal lab reports. Co-requisite: CENG 141. (1 unit)

CENG 142. 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. Also listed as CENG 242. Prerequisites: CENG 140. (4 units)

CENG 142L. Water Resources Design Lab

Co-requisite: CENG 142. (1 unit)

CENG 143. Environmental Engineering

Water and air quality. Water supply and pollution control; air pollution control. Management of solid wastes. Prerequisites: CHEM 11, MATH 12, and junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 143L. Environmental Engineering Lab

Laboratory analysis of aqueous samples and ideal reactor systems. Analysis of non-point pollution prevention strategies. Solid waste characterization. Co-requisite: CENG 143. (1 unit)

CENG 144. Environmental Systems Design

Design of treatment and distribution systems for potable water. Design of collection and treatment systems for water pollution control and wastewater reclamation. Prerequisites: CENG 141 and 143. (3 units)

CENG 144L. Environmental Systems Design Lab

Use of commercial software packages to design elements of portable water and wastewater management systems. Oral presentations. Co-requisite: CENG 144. (1 unit)

CENG 145. Transportation Engineering Design

Transportation systems analysis and design. Traffic flow. Highway geometric design, traffic flow, transportation planning. Transportation policies and economics. Prerequisites: CENG 10 and junior standing. (4 units)

CENG 146. Design of Cold-Formed Steel Frame Structures

Introduction to the fundamentals of cold-formed steel frame construction. Current design and construction practice. Practical design of members for tension, compression, shear, and torsion. Connection detailing. Also listed as CENG 246. Prerequisite: 148. (4 units)

CENG 147. Pavement Design

Paving materials. Geometric and structural design of highways. Urban street layout and details. Layout and design of airport runways. Also listed as CENG 247. Prerequisites: CENG 115 and 121. (4 units)

CENG 148. Structural Systems

Structural performance requirements and structural systems; load sources, combinations, and load paths; accommodation of fire, sound, thermal, and mechanical requirements on structural systems; allowable stress and ultimate strength design philosophies; introduction to design of steel and reinforced concrete beams and columns. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (4 units)

CENG 148L. Structural Systems Lab

Simulation and modeling of structural system behavior. Structural drawings/schematics. Co-requisite: CENG 148. (1 unit)

CENG 149. 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 249. Prerequisites: MATH 13 and junior standing. (4 units)

CENG 150. 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. Also listed as CENG 250. Prerequisite: CENG 145. (4 units)

CENG 151. Special Topics in Transportation Engineering

Coverage of special topics in transportation engineering including dynamic traffic flow forecasting, analysis and application of traffic flow patterns, and static and dynamic traffic analysis and modeling for short-term and long-term planning and optimization. Cross-listed with CENG 251. Prerequisite: CENG 145. (4 units)

CENG 160. 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. Also listed as CENG 260. Prerequisite: Junior standing and experience with Windows directory and file management. (3 units)

CENG 161. Sustainable Water Resources

Analysis and design of water resource systems, from flood control projects to drinking water supply, as environmental constraints and societal values shift. Includes sustainable and low impact design techniques, climate impacts on water, assessing sustainability, life-cycle economics, and current topics. Also listed as CENG 261. Prerequisites: CENG 140 or permission from the instructor. (3 units)

CENG 162. Computational Water Resources

Use of professional applications software to design and evaluate facility components and systems for water resources engineering projects. Also listed as CENG 262. Prerequisites: CENG 140, which may be taken concurrently. (3 units)

CENG 163. Solid Waste Management

Characterization of solid waste streams. Overview of collection, transport, processing, and disposal options. Waste stream reduction and resource recovery strategies. Also listed as CENG 263. (4 units)

CENG 184. 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 284. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 186. 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. Also listed as CENG 286. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. (4 units)

CENG 187. 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. Also listed as CENG 287. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (4 units)

CENG 188. Co-op Education

Practical experience in a planned program designed to give students practical work experience relating to their academic field of study and career objectives. Alternate or parallel periods of classroom study with periods of training in industry and government. Work includes overall report on assignment activities. P/NP grading. (2 units)

CENG 189. Co-op Technical Report

Credit given for a technical report on a specific activity such as a design or a research project, etc., after completing the co-op assignment. Approval of department co-op advisor required. Letter grades based on content and presentation quality of report. (2 units)

CENG 192A. Elements of Civil Engineering Practice

Introduction to problem-solving methodology for design of civil engineering systems and components. Applications of engineering techniques and procedures to civil engineering design. Preliminary design studies and evaluation of alternatives. Environmental impact assessment. Selection and conceptual design of Senior Design Project (CENG 193 and 194). Prerequisite: Senior standing. (2 units)

CENG 192B. Technical Writing for Civil Engineers

Organization of engineering proposals and reports. General aspects of technical communications. Content and organization of written contract documents. Development of oral presentation skills and strategies. Prerequisites: ENGL 2 and concurrent enrollment in CENG 192A. (2 units)

CENG 192C. Development of Construction Drawings

Content and organization of construction drawings. Advanced CAD techniques. Role of drawings and written specifications. Prerequisites: CENG 7 and junior standing.(2 units)

CENG 192D. 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. Also listed as CENG 292. Prerequisites: CENG 192C and senior standing. (3 units)

CENG 193. Senior Design Project I

Investigation of an approved civil engineering project. The design process—including problem formulation, analysis, preliminary design, final design, and plans—is completed. Formal public presentation of results. Prerequisites: CENG 192A and 192B. (4 units)

CENG 194. Senior Design Project II

Continuation of the senior project. Formal public presentation of the results. Prerequisite: CENG 193. (1 units)

CENG 197. Special Topics in Civil Engineering

Subjects of current interest. May be taken more than once if topics differ. (1–4 units)

CENG 198. Internship

Time off campus with an engineering organization. Different aspects of work in the assigned professional office. Oral and written reports. Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of internship coordinator. (4 or 5 units)

CENG 199. Directed Research

Investigation of an approved engineering problem and preparation of a suitable project report. Conferences with faculty advisor are required. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (2–6 units)