Chapter 9: Department of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering

Professor Emeritus: E. John Finnemore, P.E.
Associate Professor Emeritus: Steven C. Chiesa, P.E.
Robert W. Peters Professor: Edwin Maurer, P.E. (Department Chair)
Professors:
Aria Amirbahman, Reynaud L. Serrette, Sukhmander Singh, P.E., G.E.
Associate Professors: Rachel He, Hisham Said
Senior Lecturer: Tonya Nilsson, P.E.
Lecturers: Tracy Abbott, S.E., Laura Doyle

Overview

The Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering offers graduate programs in the areas of structural engineering, general civil engineering, and construction engineering and management. The focus of the educational effort is on modeling, analysis, and practical methods used to design and construct structures and other civil engineering-related infrastructure systems. As such, many of the courses offered are beneficial to civil and construction engineers, and construction managers interested in advancing their knowledge and enhancing their technical skills.

Degree Program

The civil, environmental, and sustainable engineering graduate program at Santa Clara University is designed to accommodate the needs of students interested in advanced study. An individual may pursue the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) as either a full-time or part-time student through a customized balance of coursework, design projects, and directed research. Program participants are also required to supplement their technical work with coursework on project management topics addressed in the graduate engineering core curriculum.

The structural engineering (SE) track provides students with an opportunity to effectively link theory and practice by completing a combination of analysis- and design-oriented courses. Options within the structural engineering track allow students to either complete a capstone design project or a faculty-directed research investigation. This program track is aimed at individuals looking to prepare for a career in consulting structural engineering or in structural plan review.

The general civil engineering (GCE) track has been configured to provide students with additional analytical and design coursework in several infrastructure-related areas of civil engineering. This track could potentially include work in water resources engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, and geotechnical engineering. A capstone design or research project with a required sustainability component is available to integrate these different elements. This track is geared toward individuals preparing for a career in land development, municipal engineering, or public works.

The construction engineering and management (CEM) track is designed to prepare students with skills and knowledge required to effectively manage time, cost, safety, quality, and sustainability requirements of construction projects. The track has some flexibility to accommodate students with interests in practical applications or research investigations. This track is designed for students with career objectives of managing building or substantial construction projects for contractors, owners, and developers.

The water and environmental engineering (WEE) track prepares students to engage in advanced engineering analysis, design, and research to solve complex issues by quantifying risks related to water supply, flooding, and contamination and designing systems to treat contamination to protect public health and the environment. This track is ideal for people interested in working on these topics with public agencies, consulting firms, nonprofits, or pursuing further graduate work.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering

To be considered for admission to the graduate program in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, an applicant must meet the requirements outlined in the Admissions section of the bulletin, with the following additional criteria:

Applicant’s undergraduate degree must be:

  • A civil engineering B.S. from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited four-year program or its equivalent, or
  • A B.S. in a relevant technical area for the proposed graduate track. In such cases, applicants must take sufficient additional courses beyond the 46-unit minimum to ensure coverage of prerequisite material for the required classes. For example, applicants pursuing the water/environmental track would need CENG 41, CENG 141, CENG 143, plus any missing differential equations, physics, and chemistry prerequisites to those. These additional classes are subject to the same grade requirements as described elsewhere in the bulletin.

Applicant’s undergraduate record must show:

  • An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 (based on a 4.0 maximum scale).

In very rare cases, applicants not meeting this may be admitted with a requirement to successfully complete a defined course of studies within a limited time period.

See the Academic Information section of this bulletin for details on transferring credit for courses taken at other institutions.

Upon acceptance to the graduate program in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, a student will be required to select a graduate advisor (full-time faculty member) from within the Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. The student’s advisor will be responsible for approving the student’s course of study. Any changes to a student’s initial course of study must have the written approval of the student’s advisor.

To qualify for the degree of Master of Science in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, the students must complete a minimum of 46 quarter units, including elective and required core courses, within the School of Engineering. Required and elective courses for structural engineering, general civil engineering, and construction management tracks are provided below. Students may elect to do a design project or research project. Students undertaking a design project would investigate applying a new technique or method in the analysis or design of a structure, system, or element, and this must be documented in a design report. Students undertaking a research project would develop a new technique, method, component, or design criteria, and this must be documented in a conference or journal publication, or report.

Course requirements for the SE, GCE, CEM and WEE tracks are summarized in the following table:

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Structural

Engineering Track

General Civil

Engineering Track

Construction Engineering

and Management Track

Water and Environmental Engineering Track

Required

Technical

Coursework

CENG 205 (2)

CENG 206 (2)

CENG 222 (4)

CENG 233* (4)

CENG 234 (4)

CENG 236 (4)

CENG 237 (4)

(24 units)

CENG 219^ (3)

CENG 237 (4)

CENG 238 (4/1)

CENG 249 (4)

CENG 250 (4)

CENG 282^ (3)

(24 units)

CENG 218 (3)

CENG 219^ (3)

CENG 281 (3)

CENG 282^ (3)

CENG 284 (3)

CENG 285 (3)

CENG 286 (3)

CENG 287 (3)

(24 units)

At least 15 units from:

CENG 242 (4)

CENG 249 (4)

CENG 253 (3/1)

CENG 254 (3/1)

CENG 258 (4)

CENG 259 (3)

Elective

Technical

Coursework

6 units from:

CENG 207 (2)

CENG 213 (3/1)

CENG 215 (3/1)

CENG 218 (3)

CENG 220 (4)

CENG 231 (4)

CENG 232 (2)

CENG 238 (4)

CENG 239 (2)

CENG 240 (2)

CENG 241 (2)

CENG 244 (2)

CENG 246 (4)

CENG 292 (2)

CENG 293

CENG 295

CENG 297

6 units from:

CENG 217 (4)

CENG 218 (3)

CENG 242 (4)

CENG 247 (4)

CENG 251 (4)

CENG 253 (3)

CENG 254 (3/1)

CENG 256 (3)

CENG 258 (4)

CENG 259 (3)

CENG 261 (3)

CENG 262 (3)

CENG 263 (4)

CENG 293

CENG 295

CENG 297

6 units from:

CENG 249 (4)

CENG 256 (3)

CENG 288 (4)

CENG 289 (3)

CENG 292 (2)

CENG 293

CENG 295

CENG 297

EMGT 255 (2)

EMGT 289 (2)

EMGT 292 (2)

EMGT 295 (2)

EMGT 330 (2)

EMGT 335 (2)

ENGR 329^ (3)

At least 16 units from: **

CENG 217 (4)

CENG 219 (3)

CENG 252 (3)

CENG 260 (3)

CENG 261 (4)

CENG 262 (3)

CENG 263 (4)

CENG 297 (3)

MECH 266 (2)

MECH 268 (2)

Applied

Mathematics

4 units from:

AMTH 210 (2) & 211 (2)

AMTH 214 (2) & 215 (2)

AMTH 220 (2) & 221 (2)

AMTH 245 (2) & 246 (2)

4 units from:

AMTH 210 (2) & 211 (2)

AMTH 214 (2) & 215 (2)

AMTH 220 (2) & 221 (2)

AMTH 245 (2) & 246 (2)

4 units from:

AMTH 210 (2) & 211 (2)

AMTH 214 (2) & 215 (2)

AMTH 367 (4)

AMTH 370 (2) & 371 (2)

4 units from:

AMTH 210 (2) & 211 (2)

AMTH 214 (2) & 215 (2)

AMTH 220 (2) & 221 (2)

AMTH 245 (2) & 246 (2)

Project

Management, Leadership and

Communications

5 units from:

CENG 282^ (3)

EMGT 255^ (2)

EMGT 271^ (2)

EMGT 330^ (2)

EMGT 335^ (2)

5 units from:

CENG 260 (3)

EMGT 255^ (2)

EMGT 271^ (2)

EMGT 330^ (2)

EMGT 335^ (2)

6 units from:

EMGT 270 (2)

EMGT 271^ (2)

EMGT 319 (2)

EMGT 320 (2)

EMGT 329 (2)

EMGT 349 (2)

4 units from:

CENG 208^ (2)

CENG 292^ (2)

EMGT 271^ (2

EMGT 330^ (2

EMGT 335^ (2)

ENGR 304^ (2)

ENGR 336^ (2)

Enrichment Experience

[minimum 7 units] composed of:

A minimum of 4 units from at least two of the three areas in the Graduate Core Areas (Emerging Topics in Engineering, Engineering and Business/Entrepreneurship and Engineering and Society). The remaining three units may be fulfilled by a) Taking additional classes from the Graduate Core, b)Taking one or more major technical electives, c) Taking Cooperative Education courses (ENGR 288, 299) and d) combining courses from categories a, b and c. See Chapter 6, Enrichment Experience and Graduate Core requirements for additional information.

Units are shown in parentheses: x/y indicates x-unit course with y-unit lab. No more than 6 units from CENG 293, 295, and 297 may be used to satisfy degree requirements. Taking Required Technical Course(s) that repeat previously taken course(s) is discouraged; in such cases, Elective Technical course(s) may be substituted. In rare occasions, program plans may deviate from these requirements with Department approval.

* Replace with CENG 246 if a timber design course was taken previously.

**Courses listed in the required section not taken to satisfy that requirement may be used as technical electives. An advisor may approve selected upper-level undergraduate classes (no more than 12 units total) that do not duplicate course content of graduate courses in the program of studies.

^ May simultaneously satisfy a Graduate Core requirement, but course credit may only count once toward the degree. Balance of credits shall be made of technical electives.

Upon the approval of the student’s advisor, alternative elective courses may be taken. Courses used to satisfy the 46-unit minimum total for the Master of Science in Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering degree cannot be used to satisfy any previous undergraduate degree program requirement. This includes cross-listed undergraduate courses at Santa Clara University and/or their equivalent courses at other institutions. Where required courses in the SCU graduate Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering program have been completed prior to graduate-level matriculation at SCU, additional elective courses may be required to satisfy the minimum unit total requirement as necessary.

Laboratories

The Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Laboratories contain equipment and facilities to support research and teaching in materials engineering, structural engineering, stress analysis, soil mechanics, geology, transportation engineering and surveying, environmental engineering, and hydraulics.

The Simulation and Design Laboratory maintains Windows-based personal
computers that are used extensively in course assignments, design projects, and research. Commercial software packages in all the major areas of civil engineering are available on the systems, with full documentation available to students.

The Concrete Testing Laboratory contains facilities for mixing, casting, curing, and testing concrete cylinders and constructing reinforced concrete test specimens.

The Environmental Laboratory is equipped with the instrumentation needed for basic chemical and biological characterization of water, wastewater, and air samples. Several
pilot-scale treatment systems are also available.

The Geology Laboratory is equipped with extensive rock and mineral samples, as well as topographic, geologic, and soil maps.

The Hydraulics Laboratory is shared with the Mechanical Engineering Department. The laboratory contains a tilting flume that can be fitted with various open-channel fixtures.

The Soil Mechanics Laboratory contains equipment for testing soils in shear, consolidation, and compaction, and for conducting other physical and chemical tests. Field-testing and sampling equipment are also available. A complete cyclic triaxial testing system with computer control is used for both research and instructional purposes.

The Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory is equipped with three universal testing machines and an interim high-bay structural test system. These machines/systems are used for testing a variety of construction materials and assemblies under quasi-static and pseudo-dynamic loading. Complementing this equipment are a series of digital and analog instruments, and high-speed data acquisition and control systems.

The Structural Laboratory Annex (offsite) is a high-bay test facility equipped with a closed-loop hydraulic system, high-speed data acquisition and control systems, and a variety of digital instrumentation. The Annex has the capability to test unique building components that incorporate wall/frames and floor systems.

The Surveying Laboratory has a wide variety of equipment, including automatic
levels, digital theodolites, total stations, and GPS-based surveying instruments available for instructional purposes.

The Traffic Laboratory has electronic volume counters that are used in studies to classify vehicles and measure their speeds in user-specified ranges and periods of time

Course Descriptions

Lower-Division Undergraduate Courses

CENG 7. Graphic Communication

Introduction to technical drawing including isometric and multi-view drawings, use of sectional views and dimensioning, understanding blueprints and scales. Co-requisite: CENG 7L. (3 units)

CENG 7L. Laboratory for CENG 7

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. Co-requisite:

CENG 10L. (3 units)

CENG 10L. Laboratory for CENG 10

Fieldwork using traditional 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 software and programming languages. Introduction to matrix analysis, graphical and numerical solution methods, regression analysis, and linear optimization using spreadsheets, basic programming, and math analysis programs. Students must complete a paper and presentation on a topic developed with analytical tools used in the course. (3 units)

CENG 20. Geology

Development and formation of geologic materials. Significance of structure, landform, erosion, deposition. Stream and shoreline processes. Surface water. Co-requisite: CENG 20L. (3 units)

CENG 20L. Laboratory for CENG 20

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 43. Mechanics II: 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 subjected to axial, torsional, flexural, shear, and combined stresses. Introduction to the stability of columns. Prerequisite: CENG 41. Co-requisite: CENG 43L. (4 units)

CENG 43L. Laboratory for CENG 43

Testing of structural elements subjected to axial tension and compression loads, bending, torsion, and combined loading. Analysis of test data and laboratory report writing. Co-requisite: CENG 43. (1 unit)

CENG 44A. Strength of Materials I

Stress-strain relationships for structural elements subjected to axial, torsional, flexural, shear, and combined loading. Fundamental study of the behavior and response of deformable, statically determinate structural systems. Stress and strain transformations and analysis using Mohr’s circle. Prerequisite: CENG 41. Co-requisite: CENG 44AL. (3 units)

CENG 44AL. Strength of Materials Laboratory

Testing of structural elements subjected to axial tension and compression loads, bending, torsion, and combined loading. Analysis of test data and laboratory report writing. Co-requisite: CENG 44A. (1 unit)

CENG 44B. Strength of Materials II

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

CENG 45. Construction Materials

Exploration of the various materials used and applied in the building construction process. The characteristics, specifications, and applications of basic construction materials such as soil, concrete, wood, steel, and bituminous products. Includes presentation, discussion, and analysis of conventional and non-conventional construction materials along with their sustainability implications. Civil Engineering students cannot enroll in this course and should enroll in CENG 115. Corequisite: CENG 45L. (2 units)

CENG 45L. Construction Materials Laboratory

Laboratory testing and processing of steel, concrete, wood, and other non-conventional civil engineering construction materials. Corequisite: CENG 45. (1 unit)

Upper-Division Undergraduate Courses

CENG 115. Civil Engineering Materials

Review of the structure and properties, production processes, and experimental methods used for determining key properties of common civil engineering materials with a focus on steel, concrete, and wood. Non-conventional building materials and their implications of any material choice. Prerequisites: CHEM 11 and CENG 44A. Co-requisite: CENG 115L. (4 units)

CENG 115L. Laboratory for CENG 115

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

CENG 118. Construction Engineering

Introduction to construction roles and responsibilities, construction project phases, building systems, bidding and cost estimating, building trades and subcontractors, construction methods, and safety and quality management. Also listed as CENG 218. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 119. Design 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. Prefabrication. Overall project management. Also listed as CENG 219. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 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. Co-requisite: CENG 121AL. (3 units)

CENG 121AL. Laboratory for CENG 121

Application of soil testing methods. Co-requisite: CENG 121A. (1 unit)

CENG 121B. Geotechnical Engineering

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

CENG 122. Air Pollution

The study of generation of common air pollutants, their transport, effects, and state-of-the-art air pollution control strategies. Also listed as CENG 252. Prerequisite: CENG 143 or consent of the instructor. (3 units)

CENG 123. Pollutant Fate and Transport

Study of reaction energetics, kinetics, interphase mass transfer, and partitioning as they relate to pollutant transformation in the environment. Application to surface waters and groundwater. Also listed as CENG 253. Prerequisites: CHEM 11 or CHEM 11T or equivalent, CENG 143, AMTH 106, and junior standing, or instructor’s consent. Corequisite: CENG 123L (3 units)

CENG 123L. Laboratory for CENG 123

Use of experimentation and computer modeling to analyze problems in chemical kinetics, pollutant transport, and phase partitioning. Also listed as CENG 253L. Co-requisite: CENG 123. (1 unit)

CENG 124. 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, instream 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. Prerequisites: CENG 7 and CENG 10. Co-requisite: CENG 125L. (3 units)

CENG 125L. Laboratory for CENG 125

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

CENG 128. Engineering Project Management

Time value of money, economic analysis of engineering projects, rate-of-return analysis, cash-flow analysis, depreciation, project management, planning and capital budgeting, scheduling, preliminary cost estimates, risk analysis, financial analysis. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 132. Structural Analysis

Distribution of loads in structural systems. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames. Influence lines for beams and trusses. Introduction to structural modeling, and elastic analysis using commercial software programs. Prerequisite: CENG 44A. Co-requisite: CENG 44B. (4 units)

CENG 133. Wood Design

Design of wood structural systems. Design of sawn and structural composite lumber members for tension, compression, bending, and shear. Introduction to shear wall and diaphragm design. Design of connections. Also listed as CENG 233. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (4 units)

CENG 134. Structural Steel Design I

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

CENG 135. Reinforced Concrete Design

Design of one-way slabs, tee beams, and doubly-reinforced beams for flexure and shear; moment coefficient method; deflection estimates; longitudinal bar cutoffs and detailing; biaxial bending and slender columns. Prerequisite: CENG 148. Co-requisite: CENG 135L. (4 units)

CENG 135L. Laboratory for CENG 135

Experimental tests of reinforced concrete building components; problem solving and review sessions; field trip(s). Co-requisite: CENG 135. (1 unit)

CENG 136. Advanced Concrete Structures

Confinement, moment-curvature and shear-displacement response; modeling; design and detailing of special moment frames, shear walls, and diaphragms; pre-stressed concrete beams. Also listed as 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. Also listed as CENG 237. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (4 units)

CENG 138. Geotechnical Engineering Design II

Foundation exploration; bearing capacity and settlement analysis; spread foundations; piles and caissons; earth-retaining structures; loads on underground conduits; subsurface construction. Also listed as CENG 238. Prerequisite: CENG 121A/B. (4 units)

CENG 138L. Geotechnical Engineering Design Laboratory

Structural design of footings, piles, and retaining walls. Also listed as CENG 238L. Prerequisite: CENG 148. 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 259. Prerequisite: CENG 141 or permission of instructor. (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. Field trips. Prerequisite: CENG 141 or instructor approval. Co-requisite: CENG 140L. (4 units)

CENG 140L. Laboratory for CENG 140

Computational exercises for water resources analysis, field trips demonstrating hydrologic monitoring systems and complex regional water 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. Laboratory. Prerequisite: CENG 41, PHYS 31. Co-requisite: CENG 141L. (4 units)

CENG 141L. Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory

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 141 and CENG 140 (CENG 140 may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. (4 units)

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. Co-requisite: CENG 143L. (3 units)

CENG 143L. Laboratory for CENG 143

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. Water and Wastewater Treatment

Design of water and municipal wastewater treatment systems. Topics include unit operations such as flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, nutrient removal, disinfection, and sludge management. Also listed as CENG 254. Prerequisites: CENG 143 or instructor's consent. Corequisite: CENG 144L. (3 units)

CENG 144L. Laboratory for CENG 144

Laboratory experiments to characterize water samples, including BOD and COD measurements. Field trips to local water and wastewater treatment plants. Also listed as CENG 254L. Corequisite: CENG 144. (1 unit)

CENG 145. Transportation Engineering Design

Transportation systems analysis. Dynamics and traffic flow. Highway geometric design, traffic control, 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 cold-formed steel design and construction. Practical design of members for tension, compression, shear, and torsion. Connection detailing. Lateral force-resisting systems. Also listed as CENG 246. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (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 121A. (4 units)

CENG 148. Structural Systems

Structural requirements for building systems. Design loads, load combinations, and load path. Fire, sound, thermal, and mechanical requirements. An introduction to design of steel and reinforced concrete beams and columns. Prerequisite: CENG 132. Co-requisite: CENG 148L. (4 units)

CENG 148L. Structural Systems Laboratory

Modeling, analysis, and evaluation of structural systems. 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. Also listed as 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. Also listed as CENG 251. Prerequisite: CENG 145. (4 units)

CENG 160. GIS in Water Resources

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology with applications in watershed analysis, interpolation, site suitability assessment, and spatial analysis of environmental data. Obtaining and processing digital information at different scales for state-wide, watershed, and urban areas and combination of location information with tabular information such as census data. Commercial and open-source software are used. Also listed as CENG 260. Prerequisites: Junior standing and experience with Windows directory and file management, or permission of instructor. (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. Quantitative analysis of environmental data is used to detect changes and project future conditions. Includes sustainable and low-impact design techniques, climate change impacts on water, assessing sustainability, life-cycle economics, and current topics. Also listed as CENG 261. Prerequisite: CENG 140 or permission of instructor. (3 units)

CENG 162. Computational Water Resources

Use of professional application software to analyze systems for water resources engineering projects. Computational tools include the development of a computer model to translate rainfall into runoff for a river basin, and assess the impacts of climate variability and change on water supply. Also listed as CENG 262. Prerequisite: CENG 140, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent. (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 182. 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 282. Prerequisites: CENG 125 and junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 183. Building Systems

Introduction to the major systems within a building, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, energy, life safety, and plumbing. The engineering, construction, and sustainability aspects of each system will be introduced. Also listed as CENG 283. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 184. Construction Project Delivery

Project organization and delivery systems, Project stakeholders authorities and responsibilities, contractual payment schemes, bidding process, preconstruction administration, contracts, payment measurement, change orders, quality management, safety, claims and disputes, risk and liability sharing, project documentation and closeout, lean construction, pull planning, work structuring, lean supply chain, lean project delivery system. Also listed as CENG 284. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 185. Cost Estimation

Types of construction cost estimates and their uses. Direct and indirect costs. Cost budgeting and control. Quantity Takeoff. Cost databases and software. Detailed cost estimates of main building systems. Also listed as CENG 285. Prerequisite: CENG 118. (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. (3 units)

CENG 187. Heavy Construction

Earthmoving with dozers, scrapers, and excavators; hauling, compacting, concrete operations, asphalt paving, work and production plans. Machine power and resistance, piling, cranes, and rigging operations. Also listed as CENG 287. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 188. Co-op Education

Practical experience in a planned program designed to give students practical work experience related to their academic field of study and career objectives. Satisfactory completion of the work assignment includes preparation of a summary report on co-op activities. P/NP grading. May not be taken for graduate credit. (1–2 units)

CENG 189. Co-op Technical Report

Technical report on a specific activity such as a design or research project, etc., completed during a co-op assignment. Approval of department advisor required. Letter grade based on content and quality of report. May not be taken for graduate credit. Prerequisite: CENG 188. (2 units)

CENG 192A. Civil Engineering Project Development

Introduction to problem-solving methodology for the design of civil engineering systems and components. Selection of Capstone Design Project, definition of problem, and conceptual design. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (1 unit)

CENG 192B. Elements of Civil Engineering Practice

Further development of problem-solving methodology; introduction to project management. Applications of engineering techniques and procedures to civil engineering design. Schematic designs, alternatives analysis and cost estimates. Preliminary design of critical components or subsystems of Capstone Design Project. Environmental impact assessment. Prerequisite: CENG 192A. Co-requisite: CENG 192C. (2 units)

CENG 192C. Professional Development Seminar

Importance of licensing and lifelong learning in the practice of civil engineering. Advanced workshops on topics relevant to Capstone Design Projects. Review of topics covered on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Corequisite: 192B. (1 unit)

CENG 193. Detailed Project Design

Investigation of an approved Capstone Design Project. The design process, including problem formulation, analysis, preliminary design, final design, and plans, is completed. Formal presentation of preliminary and final designs. Prerequisite: CENG 192B. (4 units)

CENG 194. Design Project Communication

Completion of design project documentation and public presentation of results. Prerequisite: CENG 193. (1 unit)

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. (4–5 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. (1–5 units)

Graduate Courses

CENG 205. Finite Element Methods I

Introduction to structural and stress analysis problems using the finite element method. Use of matrix methods, interpolation (shape) functions and variational methods. Formulation of global matrices from element matrices using direct stiffness approach. Development of element matrices for trusses, beams, 2D, axisymmetric and 3D problems. Theory for linear static problems and practical use of commercial FE codes. Also listed as MECH 250. (2 units)

CENG 206. Finite Element Methods II

Isoparametric elements and higher order shape functions for stiffness and mass matrices using numerical integration. Plate and shell elements. Mesh refinement and error analysis. Linear transient thermal and structural problem using finite element approach. Eigenvalue/eigenvector analysis, frequency response and direct integration approaches for transient problems. Application of commercial FE codes. Also listed as MECH 251. Prerequisite: CENG 205. (2 units)

CENG 207. Finite Element Methods III

Solution of nonlinear problems using finite element analysis. Methods for solving nonlinear matrix equations. Material, geometrical, boundary condition (contact) and other types of nonlinearities and applications to solid mechanics. Transient nonlinear problems in thermal and fluid mechanics. Application of commercial FE codes to nonlinear analysis. Also listed as MECH 252. Prerequisite: CENG 206. (2 units)

CENG 208. Engineering Economics and Project Finance

Time value of money, cash-flow, rate of return, and depreciation; financing approaches and sources; applications to large scale energy projects such as wind and solar energy, cogeneration, biomass, and geothermal. (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 non-conventional and emerging innovative building materials. Processing and durability considerations. Course project. Co-requisite: CENG 213L. (3 units)

CENG 213L. Laboratory for CENG 213

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. Prerequisite: CENG 148 or instructor approval. Co-requisite: CENG 215L. (3 units)

CENG 215L. Laboratory for CENG 215

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

Introduction to construction roles and responsibilities, construction project phases, building systems, bidding and cost estimating, building trades and subcontractors, construction methods, and safety and quality management. Also listed as CENG 118. (3 units)

CENG 219. 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. Prefabrication. Overall project management. Also listed as CENG 119. (3 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. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (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. Prerequisites: CENG 134 and CENG 135. (4 units)

CENG 232. Masonry Engineering

Design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures, including shear-wall and bearing-wall systems. Prerequisite: CENG 135. (2 units)

CENG 233. Wood Design

Design of wood structural systems. Design of sawn and structural composite lumber members for tension, compression, bending, and shear. Introduction to shear wall and diaphragm design. Design of connections. Also listed as CENG 133. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (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. Prerequisite: CENG 134. (4 units)

CENG 236. Advanced Concrete Structures

Confinement, moment-curvature and shear-displacement response; modeling; design and detailing of special moment frames, shear walls, and diaphragms; pre-stressed concrete beams. Also listed as 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. Also listed as 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. Also listed as CENG 138. Prerequisite: CENG 121A/B. (4 units)

CENG 238L. Geotechnical Engineering Design Laboratory

Structural design of footings, piles, and retaining walls. Also listed as CENG 138L. Prerequisite: CENG 148 or instructor approval. Co-requisite: CENG 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 237. Co-requisite: CENG 239L. (3 units)

CENG 239L. Earthquake Engineering Laboratory

Co-requisite: CENG 239. (1 unit)

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. Prerequisites: 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. Prerequisite: CENG 148 or instructor approval. (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. Also listed as CENG 142. Prerequisites: CENG 141 and CENG 140 (CENG 140 may be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor. (4 units)

CENG 243. Blast-Resistant Design of Concrete Structures

Introduction to the design of walls, slabs, beams and columns for far and close-in explosion effects; dynamic design considerations; detailing requirements, connections; acceptable performance criteria; damage assessment and levels of protection. (2 units)

CENG 244. Progressive Collapse and Structural Integrity

Introduction to procedures and principles used to analyze and design structures to mitigate the possibility of the progressive collapse. Concepts covered 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. Design of Cold-Formed Steel Frame Structures

Introduction to cold-formed steel design and construction. Practical design of members for tension, compression, shear, and torsion. Connection detailing. Lateral force-resisting systems. Also listed as CENG 146. (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. Also listed as CENG 147. Prerequisites: CENG 115 and 121A/B. (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. Also listed as 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. Also listed as CENG 150. Prerequisite: CENG 145. (4 units)

CENG 251. 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. Also listed as CENG 151. Prerequisite: CENG 145. (4 units)

CENG 252. Air Pollution

The study of generation of common air pollutants, their transport, effects, and state-of-the-art air pollution control strategies. Also listed as CENG 122. Prerequisite: CENG 143 or equivalent, consent of the instructor. (3 units)

CENG 253. Pollutant Fate and Transport

Study of reaction energetics, kinetics, interphase mass transfer, and partitioning as they relate to pollutant transformation in the environment. Application to surface waters and groundwater. Also listed as CENG 123. Prerequisites: CHEM 11 or equivalent, AMTH 106 or equivalent. Corequisite: CENG 253L (3 units)

CENG 253L. Laboratory for CENG 253

Use of experimentation and computer modeling to analyze problems in chemical kinetics, pollutant transport, and phase partitioning. Also listed as CENG 123L. Co-requisite: CENG 253. (1 unit)

CENG 254. Water and Wastewater Treatment

Design of water and municipal wastewater treatment systems. Topics include unit operations such as flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, biological treatment, nutrient removal, disinfection, and sludge management. Also listed as CENG 144. Prerequisites: CENG 143 or equivalent, or instructor’s consent. Corequisite: CENG 254L. (3 units)

CENG 254L. Laboratory for CENG 254

Laboratory experiments to characterize water samples, including BOD and COD measurements. Field trips to local water and wastewater treatment plants. Also listed as CENG 144L. Corequisite: CENG 254. (1 unit)

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 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, instream 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 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. Also listed as CENG 139. Prerequisite: CENG 141 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. (3 units)

CENG 260. GIS in Water Resources

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology with applications in watershed analysis, interpolation, site suitability assessment, and spatial analysis of environmental data. Obtaining and processing digital information at different scales for state-wide, watershed, and urban areas and combination of location information with tabular information such as census data. Commercial and open-source software are used. Prerequisite: experience with Windows directory and file management. Also listed as CENG 160. (3 units)

CENG 261. 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. Quantitative analysis of environmental data is used to detect changes and project future conditions. Includes sustainable and low-impact design techniques, climate change impacts on water, assessing sustainability, life-cycle economics, and current topics. Also listed as CENG 161. Prerequisite: CENG 140 or permission of instructor. (3 units)

CENG 262. Computational Water Resources

Use of professional application software to analyze systems for water resources engineering projects. Computational tools include the development of a computer model to translate rainfall into runoff for a river basin and assess the impacts of climate variability and change on water supply. Also listed as CENG 162. Prerequisite: CENG 140, which may be taken concurrently, or equivalent. (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. Also listed as 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. 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 182. (3 units)

CENG 283. Building Systems

Introduction to the major systems within a building, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, energy, life safety, and plumbing. The engineering, construction, and sustainability aspects of each system will be introduced. Also listed as CENG 183. (3 units)

CENG 284. Construction Project Delivery

Project organization and delivery systems, Project stakeholders authorities and responsibilities, contractual payment schemes, bidding process, preconstruction administration, contracts, payment measurement, change orders, quality management, safety, claims and disputes, risk and liability sharing, project documentation and closeout, lean construction, pull planning, work structuring, lean supply chain, lean project delivery system. Also listed as CENG 184. (3 units)

CENG 285. Cost Estimation

Types of construction cost estimates and their uses. Direct and indirect costs. Cost budgeting and control. Quantity Takeoff. Cost databases and software. Detailed cost estimates of main building systems. Also listed as CENG 185. Prerequisite: CENG 118. (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. Also listed as CENG 186. (3 units)

CENG 287. Heavy Construction

Earthmoving with dozers, scrapers, and excavators; hauling, compacting, concrete operations, asphalt paving, work and production plans. Machine power and resistance, piling, cranes, and rigging operations. Also listed as CENG 187. (3 units)

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 decisions. 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 productivity at construction job sites. (3 units)

CENG 292. 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 293. Graduate Design Project

Design of an approved civil engineering system using new methods and/or materials. A formal design report is required. (1–4 units)

CENG 295. Master’s Thesis Research

By arrangement. Limited to MSCE candidates. (1–6 units)

CENG 297. Directed Research

By arrangement and department chair approval. (1–6 units)

CENG 299. Independent Study

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