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Introduction | B.S. in Civil Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering | Civil Engineering Courses
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Pinaki R. Chakrabarti

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Engineering 100

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://cee.fullerton.edu

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
    Emphasis in Architectural Engineering
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
    Concentration in Environmental Engineering


FACULTY
Pinaki Chakrabarti, Uksum Kim, Jeff Kuo, George Lin, Mallela Prasada Rao, Chandrasekhar Putcha, Dindial Ramsamooj, Mufid Samara, Binod Tiwari

ADVISERS
Undergraduate advisers: Pinaki R. Chakrabarti M. P. Prasada Rao
Graduate adviser: Pinaki R. Chakrabarti


The Mission, Vision, Objectives, and Outcomes of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department are:

MISSION
  • To provide the best engineering program based on a foundation of mathematics, basic and applied science, engineering science, and civil engineering fundamentals
  • To produce graduates who have the technical skills required for immediate entry into industry or graduate school
  • To facilitate active student participation in research
  • To provide service to the profession, the state of California, the country and to the world wide development of engineering
  • To prepare students for higher engineering education.
VISION
  • To excel in Civil and Environmental engineering education
  • To systematically upgrade curricula that emphasize breadth and depth of education, which reflect the current developments in Civil and Environmental engineering
  • To engage in research and scholarly activity that enhance student learning while being of benefit to the state, region, and nation
OBJECTIVES
  • To provide a practice oriented curriculum that prepares students to apply theory to real world problems
  • To develop the skills of the students which are pertinent to the design process, including the students ability to formulate problems, to think creatively, to communicate effectively, to synthesize information and to work collaboratively
  • To develop the skills of the students aimed at designing civil engineering systems through design courses
  • To instill in the students an understanding of their professional, social and ethical responsibilities and prepare them for life long learning
OUTCOMES
After completing one of the Civil and Environmental engineering programs, graduates should have the following attributes:
  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a multidisciplinary system, component or process to meet the desired needs
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  • An ability to communicate effectively, have knowledge of contemporary issues and be able to recognize the need for engaging in life long learning

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INTRODUCTION
The civil engineering program at CSUF includes the fields of engineering mechanics and structural, geotechnical, hydraulic, environmental, construction, transportation, and architectural engineering. Modern civil engineering practices rely heavily upon computer-aided analysis and design. Students at CSUF use both microcomputers and the mainframe computer.

“Structural” engineers are designers of buildings, bridges, dams, power plants, offshore structures and many other kinds of systems. These engineers determine, usually by computer analysis, the forces that a structure must resist, the appropriate materials, and the possible structural types. Structural engineers usually work with a team that includes architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, contractors, and the owner of the project.

“Engineering Mechanics” courses offered in this department provide strong support for research, consulting and teaching in many fields of civil engineering.

“Geotechnical” engineers analyze the properties of soils and rocks that affect the behavior of structures. They evaluate the potential settlements of buildings, the stability of slopes and fills, and the effects of earthquakes. They take part in the design and construction of foundations, including those of offshore platforms, tunnels and dams.

“Hydraulic” engineers deal with all aspects of the physical control of water. They work to prevent floods, develop irrigation projects, design hydroelectric power systems, manage water resources, and predict water runoff.

“Architectural” engineering is a combination of the art of architecture and the science of engineering. The architect conceives of structures as an art form, and relies upon the structural engineer to translate his concepts of beauty into structural reality. The architectural engineer has the training to interact with both architects and engineers or to work on his own in designing structures that combine both strength and beauty.

“Construction engineering and management” is a wide ranging specialization that uses both technical and management skills to plan and build public and private projects and commercial developments.
“Environmental” engineers apply science and engineering principles to minimize the adverse effects of human activity on the environment. They typically deal with water and waste water treatment, air pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, and groundwater/soil remediation. They also help draft regulations and enforce many federal and state laws to control damage to the environment.

“Transportation” engineers are concerned with the planning, design, and control of projects related to transportation of people and goods. They also help draft regulations and enforce many federal and state laws related to transportation.

The undergraduate engineering program is designed to impart knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences to students so that they learn to use the forces of nature and materials economically while maintaining engineering ethics and high professional standards.

One of the major objectives of this program is to provide design experience to the students gradually from the very beginning years until they graduate, through a variety of courses. During this time, they also learn about safety, reliability, ethics and socially sensitive problems.

The graduate engineering program is designed for specialization in the areas of structures, engineering mechanics, geotechnology, hydraulics, construction management, and environmental engineering.

High School Preparation
The entering high school student should have a preparation which includes two years of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and one year of physics or chemistry. Students deficient in mathematics or chemistry must take special preparatory courses, i.e., Mathematics 125 and Chemistry 115, which will not carry credit for the major. (See Mathematics Section for Entry Level Mathematics test and Math-Science Qualifying Examination requirements.)

Transfer Students
A transfer student shall complete a minimum of 30 units in residence of which at least 15 units shall be taken in upper-division engineering courses. Work taken at another college or university on which a grade of “D” (1.0) was earned may not be substituted for upper-division courses.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
The undergraduate program requirements for the bachelor of science in civil engineering are comprised of four major segments: foundation courses in mathematics and the physical sciences; basic engineering courses; general education courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, biological sciences and other related areas; and a sequence of courses to fulfill the requirements of the Civil Engineering degree or the Architectural Engineering Emphasis.

Undergraduate students are required to meet with their academic adviser every semester during the first year and at least once a year thereafter. Students are strongly encouraged to see their academic advisers frequently. All courses taken in fulfillment of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree must be taken for a letter grade, i.e., under grade Option 1. All mathematics and physical science courses required for the degree must be completed with at least a “C minus” (1.7) grade to count as prerequisite courses to engineering courses or as credit towards the degree. Graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students without approval of the program coordinator.

Mathematics and Science Courses (31)
Mathematics 150A Calculus (4)
Mathematics 150B Calculus (4)
Mathematics 250A Multivariate Calculus (4)
Mathematics 250B Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (4)
Biology 101 Elements of Biology (3)
Chemistry 115 Introductory General Chemistry (4)
Physics 225, 225L Fundamental Physics: Mechanics and Lab (4)
Physics 226, 226L Fundamental Physics: Electricity and Magnetism and Lab (4)

Introductory Engineering Courses (9)
EGCE 201 Statics (3)
EGCE 302 Dynamics (3)
EGCE 308 Engineering Analysis (3)

General Education Courses

I. Core Competencies (9)

    A. Oral Communication (3) Honors 101B, Human Comm 100, or Human Comm 102

    B. Written Communication (3) English 101

    C. Critical Thinking (3) Honors 101A; Philosophy 105, 106; Psychology 110; Reading 290; or Human         Comm 235

II. Historical and Cultural Foundations (9)

   A. Development of World Civilization (3)
       History 110A or 110B

   B. American History, Institutions and Values (6)
       1. American History (3) Afro Ethnic Studies 190, American Studies 201, Chicano 190, History            180, 190, or Honors 201A
       2. Government (3) Poli Sci 100

III. Disciplinary Learning (26)

   A. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (11)
       1. Mathematics Mathematics 150A (4)
       2. Natural Sciences

           a. Physical Science Chemistry 120A and Physics 225, 225L
           b. Earth and Astronomical Sciences Not applicable for engineering majors
           c. Life Science Biology 101 (3)

   B. Arts and Humanities (9)
       1. Introduction to the Arts (3) Art 101, 201A, 201B, 311, 312, Dance 101, Music 100, Theater 100
       2. Introduction to the Humanities (3) Any lower-division course in this category listed in the           current class schedule
       3.Implications, Explorations and Participatory Experience in the Arts and Humanities (3)
          Any upper-division course in this category in the current class schedule

   C. Social Sciences (6)
       1. ntroduction to the Social Sciences (3) EGCE 401
       2. Implications, Explorations and Participatory Experience in the Social Sciences (3)
           Any upper-division course in this category listed in the current class schedule

IV. Lifelong Learning
This category is not applicable to engineering majors

V. Cultural Diversity

Take at least one star (*) course in Sections III.B.3 or III.C.2


Upper-Division Writing Requirement
In addition to the Examination in Writing Proficiency which is to be taken as soon as 60 units are completed, six units from the following courses are required and must be passed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better. The laboratory reports are graded on English composition as well as content.

EGCE 324L Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1)
EGCE 325L Structural Analysis Laboratory (1)
EGCE 377 Civil Engineering Materials Lab (1)
EGCE 428L Engineering Hydraulics Lab (1)
EGCE 431L Advanced Structural Lab (1)
EGCE 463L Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design Lab (1)
EGCE 465 Planning and Control of Engineering Construction Projects (3)
EGCE 468 Engineering Construction (3)

Required Courses in Civil Engineering (39 units)
EGCE 206 Computer-Aided Architectural and Civil Engineering Drafting (1)
EGCE 214 Engineering Surveying (2)
EGCE 214L Engineering Surveying Laboratory (1)
EGCE 301 Mechanics of Materials (3)
EGCE 324 Soil Mechanics (3)
EGCE 324L Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1)
EGCE 325 Structural Analysis (3)
EGCE 325L Structural Analysis Laboratory (1)
EGCE 377 Civil Engineering Materials Lab (1)
EGCE 408 Reinforced Concrete Design (3)
EGCE 418 Foundation Design (3)
EGCE 428 Engineering Hydraulics (3)
EGCE 428L Engineering Hydraulics Lab (1)
EGCE 430 Structural Steel Design (3)
EGCE 432 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis in Civil Engineering (3)
EGCE 441 Enivronmental Engineering (3)
ECGE 468 Engineering Construction (3)
EGCE 494 Design of Civil Engineering Structures (3)*
EGCE 494L Civil Engineering Structural Laboratory (1)*
EGCE 496 Architectural Design (3)
*EGCE 494 and 494L must be taken together.

Technical Electives in Civil Engineering (14 units minimum)
Before enrolling in any elective course, approval of the adviser must be obtained.
EGCE 411 Structural Dynamics (3)
EGCE 431L Advanced Structural Laboratory (1)
EGCE 435 Design of Hydraulic Structures (3)
EGCE 436 Engineering Hydrology (3)
EGCE 463 Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design (3)
EGCE 463L Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design Lab (1)
EGCE 465 Planning and Control of Engineering Construction Projects (3)
EGCE 466 Public Transit Systems Planning and Operations (3)
EGCE 468 Engineering Construction (3)
EGCE 481 Solid Waste Technology and Management (3)
EGCE 482 Liquid Waste Technology and Management (3)
EGCE 493 Structural Systems for Buildings (3)
EGCE 497 Senior Projects (1-5)
EGCE 499 Independent Study (1-5)
Chemistry 125 General Chemistry for Engineers (3)
EGEE 203 Electric Circuits (3)
EGME 304 Thermodynamics (3)
Geological Sciences 376 Engineering Geology (3)

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING EMPHASIS

Mathematics and Science Courses (28 units)
Introductory Engineering Courses (9 units)
Required Courses in Civil Engineering (30 units)

EGCE 206 Computer-Aided Architectural and Civil Engineering Drafting (1)
EGCE 214 Engineering Surveying (2)
EGCE 214L Engineering Surveying Laboratory (1)
EGCE 301 Mechanics of Materials (3)
EGCE 324 Soil Mechanics (3)
EGCE 324L Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1)
EGCE 325 Structural Analysis (3)
EGCE 325L Structural Analysis Laboratory (1)
EGCE 377 Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory (1)
EGCE 408 Reinforced Concrete Design (3)
EGCE 418 Foundation Design (3)
EGCE 428 Engineering Hydraulics (3)
EGCE 428L Engineering Hydraulics Lab (1)
EGCE 430 Structural Steel Design (3)
EGCE 432 Computer-Aided Design and Analysis in Civil Engineering (3)
EGCE 494 Design of Civil Engineering Structures (3)*
EGCE 494L Civil Engineering Structural Laboratory (1)*
EGCE 496 Architectural Design (3)
*EGCE 494 and 494L must be taken together.

Technical Electives for the Architectural Engineering Emphasis
(14 units minimum)

Before enrolling in any elective course, approval of the adviser must be obtained.
EGCE 411 Structural Dynamics (3)
EGCE 431L Advanced Structural Laboratory (1)
EGCE 435 Design of Hydraulic Structures (3)
EGCE 436 Engineering Hydrology (3)
EGCE 441 Environmental Engineering (3)
EGCE 463 Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design (3)
EGCE 463L Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design Lab (1)
EGCE 465 Planning and Control of Engineering Construction Projects (3)
EGCE 466 Public Transit Systems Planning and Operations (3)
EGCE 468 Engineering Construction (3)
EGCE 481 Solid Waste Technology and Management (3)
EGCE 482 Liquid Waste Technology and Management (3)
EGCE 493 Structural Systems for Buildings (3)
EGCE 497 Senior Projects (1-5)
EGCE 499 Independent Study (1-5)
Chemistry 125 General Chemistry for Engineers (3)
EGEE 203 Electric Circuits (3)
EGME 304 Thermodynamics (3)
Geological Sciences 376 Engineering Geology (3)

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
The Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering is intended to meet the needs of students who wish to prepare for careers in areas such as construction and project management, design and analysis of complex systems (including structures such as tall buildings and bridges), environmental engineering, consulting, and research. This program also provides excellent preparation for doctoral studies.

The program provides advanced study within the area of civil engineering and allows students to elect coursework, with adviser approval, in the areas of structural engineering, hydraulics/ hydrology, geotechnical engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering management or environmental engineering.

Graduates from the M.S. program have obtained employment in various fields including manufacturing, construction, business, education, and government.

Admission Requirements
To qualify for admission to conditionally classified standing, applicants must meet the following university and departmental requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an institution accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  3. Minimum grade-point-average of 2.5 in the last 60 semester units.
  4. Good standing at the last institution attended.

Students meeting the above requirements will be admitted to the graduate program in Civil Engineering and will be advanced to classified standing immediately after filing an adviser-approved study plan in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department office.

Students not meeting the above requirements may be admitted at the discretion of the department head and will be required to take an additional six or more units of adviser-approved prerequisite coursework. The student must demonstrate potential for graduate study by earning a GPA of 3.0 or higher in these prerequisite courses.

Any student entering the Master of Science degree program without a B.S. in Civil Engineering will also be required to complete deficiency courses prior to beginning coursework for the master’s degree.

Graduate and postbaccalaureate students who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department does not require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1st for the fall semester and October 1st for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections. Check the university graduate studies website for current information at http://www.fullerton.edu/graduate.

Classified Standing
Students meeting the following additional requirements will be advanced to classified standing and are eligible to take graduate courses for which they are qualified.

  1. Completion of all deficiency work specified by the graduate adviser with a grade of “B minus” (2.7) or better.
  2. Development of an approved study plan. Before completing nine units at CSUF toward the M.S. degree, the student must meet with an adviser for preparation of a study plan which must be approved by the department head and Office of Graduate Studies.
  3. Fulfillment of the university writing requirement prior to completing nine units at CSUF toward the M.S. degree. Students must demonstrate writing ability commensurate with the baccalaureate degree by successfully completing one of the following:

       A. An upper-division writing requirement at any CSU campus.
       B. An upper-division writing course from another university which is equivalent to a course        satisfying the CSUF Upper-Division Writing Requirement. Equivalency must be certified by        the department head.
       C. Cal State Fullerton Examination in Writing Proficiency (EWP).
       D. A CSUF upper-division or graduate-level course that is certified as meeting the writing        requirement and is approved by the department head. The grade received must be a "C"        (2.0) or better.

Study Plan
The study plan consists of a minimum of 30 units of adviser-approved upper-division or graduate-level coursework which must be completed with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0. At least half the units required for the degree must be in approved graduate (500-level) courses.

Required Courses (6 units)
EGGN 403 Computer Methods in Numerical Analysis (3) and an additional adviser-approved math-oriented course (3) OR six units adviser-approved electives (for those focusing on environmental and construction areas).

Concentration Courses (15 units)
A student is required to select a minimum of 15 units in Civil Engineering. These units may be 400-level (subject to approval by the department head) and 500-level courses and are selected according to the student’s areas of interest. Coursework may focus on the following areas: Engineering Mechanics, Geo-technical Engineering, Hydraulics/ Hydrology, Structural Engineering, and Construction Engineering and Management. Students interested in Environmental Engineering should refer to the text following this section.

Other Courses (9 units)
Elective units should be taken in Civil Engineering or a related engineering field and are subject to adviser approval.

Exam/Thesis/Project Option
Subject to approval by the department head, students may select one of the following three options for final review by a department committee:

  1. Oral comprehensive examination OR
  2. EGCE 598 Thesis OR
  3. EGCE 597 Project

Students enrolling in less than six units of Independent Study/Thesis/ Project will be required to take an oral comprehensive exam. Students enrolling in six units of thesis or project may defend their thesis or project instead of taking an oral comprehensive exam.

Advancement to Candidacy
Advancement to candidacy and completion of requirements for the degree include:

  1. Filing a graduation check prior to the beginning of the final semester (deadlines are listed in the class schedule).
  2. Completion of study plan coursework with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  3. Successful completion of a comprehensive examination or oral defense of a thesis or project.
  4. Recommendation by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department faculty and Office of Graduate Studies.


CONCENTRATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Required Concentration Courses (15 units)
EGCE 481 Solid Waste Technology & Management (3)
EGCE 482 Liquid Waste Technology & Management (3)
Adviser-approved Environmental Engineering courses which may include Thesis, Project or Independent Study (9)

Electives (15 units)
Adviser-approved electives must include a minimum of six units in non-Environmental Engineering courses.

Students enrolling in less than six units of Independent Study/Thesis/Project will be required to take an oral comprehensive exam. Students enrolling in six units of thesis or project may defend their thesis or project instead of taking an oral comprehensive exam.

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CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING COURSES

Courses are designated as EGCE in the class schedule

EGCE 201    Statics

Description: Prerequisites: Math 150B and Physics 225. Vectorial treatment of statics of particles and rigid bodies. Free body diagrams. Applications to problems of equilibrium (two and three dimensions) of structural and mechanical force systems. Trusses, frames and machines. Friction problems. Centroids and moments of inertia. (CAN ENGR 8)
Units: (3)

EGCE 206    Computer-Aided Architectural and Civil Engineering Drafting

Description: Prerequisite: Math 125. Architectural and civil engineering drawing with the aid of computer-aided drafting techniques; grading plans, engineering drawings (including standard structural, electrical and hydraulic details) of buildings, bridges, dams and civil engineering structures. Bill of Materials. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 214    Engineering Surveying

Description: Corequisite: EGCE 214L. Basis of plane surveying. Distance measurement using tapes and EDM. Leveling. Measurement of angles and directions. Traverse and topographic survey and computations. Applications in highway curves, construction surveys and land surveys. Principles of stadia.
Units: (2)

EGCE 214L    Engineering Surveying Laboratory

Description: Corequisite: EGCE 214. Field practice of measurement of distance, difference of elevation, and horizontal and vertical angles using tapes, EDM, automatic levels, theodolites and total stations. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 301    Mechanics of Materials

Description: Prerequisites: Math 250A and EGCE 201. Stress and deformation analysis for axial load, torsion, flexure, and combined forces. Analysis of simple statically indeterminate structures. Deflection and stress analysis of beams. Stability of columns. Strain energy and ultimate resistance. Interactive relationships between analysis and design.
Units: (3)

EGCE 302    Dynamics

Description: Prerequisites: Math 250A and EGCE 201. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimension, Newton’s laws, work and energy, impulse and momentum. Solution of problems using vector approach.
Units: (3)

EGCE 305    Failure of Building and Structure due to Earthquakes and After Effects

Description: Prerequisites: Students must have completed one course from General Education Category III.A.1 Math, or III.A.2 Natural Science. Geological aspects of earthquakes as they apply to building safety, introduction to earthquake-related problems and building damages cause by historic earthquakes. Discussion on destruction aspects of earthquakes, preparedness for large earthquakes and ho to protect structural and non-structural parts of buildings. (Same as Geology 305)
Units: (3)

EGCE 308    Engineering Analysis

Description: Prerequisites: Physics 226, Math 250B or equivalent. Fundamentals and engineering applications of Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, complex analysis, vector analysis; engineering applications. (Same as EGEE/EGGN/EGME 308)
Units: (3)

EGCE 324    Soil Mechanics

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 301. Soil properties and soil action as related to problems encountered in engineering structures; consolidation, shear strength, stability and lateral earth pressures.
Units: (3)

EGCE 324L    Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: English 101 and EGCE 324. Behavior and properties of soils. Application to foundation design, liquefaction and seepage.
Units: (1)

EGCE 325    Structural Analysis

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 301. Analysis of forces and displacements in statically determinate and indeterminate elastic structures by force and displacement methods. Approximate methods of analysis. Matrix formulation of structural analysis and computer applications. Introduction to structural design.
Units: (3)

EGCE 325L    Structural Analysis Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: English 101 and EGCE 325. Principles of model analysis and similitude. Influence lines for reactive and internal forces; generalized displacements of statically indeterminate structures. Nonprismatic members. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 377    Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 324 and 325. Behavior and properties of most common materials, e.g., steel, concrete, wood, masonry and asphalt. Mix design of asphalt and concrete. Determination of strain and stress using strain gages. Specimen testing according to ASTM. Material properties determination. Safety, reliability, and design considerations. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 401    Engineering Economics and Professionalism

Description: Prerequisites: Math 150A and junior or senior standing in Civil or Electrical Engineering. Development, evaluation and presentation of design alternatives for engineering systems and projects using principles of engineering economy and cost benefit analysis. Study of engineering profession, professional ethics and related topics. (Not available for use on graduate study plans.) (Same as Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering 401)
Units: (3)

EGCE 408    Reinforced Concrete Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 325. Corequisite: EGCE 377 or equivalent. Design for bending, shear, axial force, torsion and combined loading. Beam, columns, slab and foundation design for ultimate strength and serviceability requirements. Prestressed concrete design. Safety, reliability and cost considerations. Design project conforming to latest ACI code. Professional computer program. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)
Units: (3)

EGCE 411    Structural Dynamics

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 308 and 325. Free and forced vibrations of discrete and continuous systems. Matrix formulation and normal coordinates analysis. Response of structures to impulse and earthquake loads. Application to structural design problems and comparison with code prescribed forces.
Units: (3)

EGCE 418    Foundation Design

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 324 and 408. Design of footings and retaining walls. Mat and piled foundations for structures. Design project to standards of professional practice using latest codes and standards. Consideration for safety, reliability and cost.
Units: (3)

EGCE 428    Engineering Hydraulics

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 302. Incompressible fluid flow in closed conduits and open channels. Hydrostatics, energy, and hydraulic grade lines. Momentum, friction formulas, pipelines, uniform flow, and water surface profiles. Design of pipes and open channels. Computer solutions.
Units: (3)

EGCE 428L    Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: English 101 and EGCE 428. Introduction to experimental hydraulics in open channel and pipe flows including measurements of discharge, depth, velocity, force and friction coefficients. Hydraulic model laws and report writing. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 430    Structural Steel Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 325. Corequisite: EGCE 377 or equivalent. Design for bending, torsion, shear, axial forces, combined loadings. Design of built-up girders, composite construction. Design of shear and moment connections. Design project using professional practice standards. LRFD method. Safety, reliability and cost considerations. Professional computer program. (2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab)
Units: (3)

EGCE 431L    Advanced Structural Laboratory

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 325L and either EGCE 408 or EGCE 430. Fundamentals of earthquake engineering and soil structure interaction; design of lateral bracing for model buildings. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 432    Computer-Aided Design & Analysis in Civil Engineering

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 206, 324 and 325. Computer-aided analysis and design in various branches of civil engineering. Introduction of finite element methods with computer techniques. Application of professional computer programs.. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGCE 435    Design of Hydraulic Structures

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 428. Applications of hydraulic principles to design of various structures including spillways, energy dissipators, outlet works, storm drains, culverts and water distribution systems. Use of computers in design process.
Units: (3)

EGCE 436    Engineering Hydrology

Description: Corequisite: EGCE 428. Hydrologic cycle with applications to hydrologic design of engineering structures. Rainfall, stream flow, ground water, surface runoff, hydrographs, flood routing, frequency distributions and design hydrographs.
Units: (3)

EGCE 441    Environmental Engineering

Description: Prerequisites: Biology 101 EGCE 308. Planning and control of the environment; wastewater treatment and disposal; solid waste management; air pollution; radiation protection; housing and residential environment.
Units: (3)

EGCE 463    Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design

Description: Prerequisite: ECCE 408. Prestressed concrete design and analysis for conventional and lateral loading. Design of reinforced and prestressed structural and architectural elements. Safety and economy. Connection design for earthquake and wind loadings. Design projects using professional practice standards including latest codes.
Units: (3)

EGCE 463L    Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design Lab

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and EGCE 463 or equivalent. Behavior of prestressed and reinforced concrete beams subjected to the different types of loadings. Observation of elastic and ultimate strength behavior, deflection crack propagation and collapse. Observation of prestressing operation and camber. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 465    Planning and Control of Engineering Construction Projects

Description: Prerequisite: Senior standing. Overview of construction project management; construction scheduling fundamentals: bar charts, CPM, PERT; schedule control: manual vs. computer systems, reports, schedule maintenance; cost control: code of accounts, control base, budgets, forecasting, reports, computer systems; applications in construction projects.
Units: (3)

EGCE 466    Public Transit Systems Planning and Operations

Description: Prerequisite: Senior standing in Civil Engineering. Urban passenger transportation modes, paratransit, special modes, vehicles characteristics and motion, highway transit mode, rail transit mode new concepts, transit system performance (capacity, productivity, efficiency and utilization, organization and financing).
Units: (3)

EGCE 468    Engineering Construction

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 408 or equivalent. Corequisite: EGCE 418. Engineering construction planning equipment and methods. Construction management. Critical path method. Construction of buildings, bridges, highways, foundations and dams. Consideration for safety and reliability.
Units: (3)

EGCE 481    Solid Waste Technology and Management

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 441 or equivalent. Process dynamics and kinetics; thermal, physical, chemical and biological treatment operations; immobilization process; residual management and treatment process train selection.
Units: (3)

EGCE 482    Liquid Waste Technology and Management

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 441 or equivalent. Process dynamics; reactions and kinetics; reactor engineering and process design; pretreatment operations and physical, chemical and biological treatment operations; residual management and treatment process train selection.
Units: (3)

EGCE 490    Civil Engineering Professional Practice

Description: Prerequisite: Senior standing. Discussion of civil engineering as a profession and the civil engineer as a professional. Career opportunities in private sectors and government. Office and field practice. Professional growth and development. Project management. Business management and opportunities. Ethics and aesthetics. Case studies.
Units: (1)

EGCE 493    Structural Systems for Buildings

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 408 or 430. Corequisite: EGCE 418. Building structural concepts and systems and their behavior under loads. Foundation systems. Roof, floor, wall systems. Construction safety and cost considerations. Design project to standards of professional practice. Use of latest building codes and standards and computer application. (2 hours lecture and 3 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGCE 494    Design of Civil Engineering Structures

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and 430. Corequisites: EGCE 418 and 494L. Timber, reinforced masonry, reinforced concrete and steel design. Use of Uniform Building Code and standards. Design of buildings and bridges. Design projects to standards of professional practice. Reliability, safety and cost consideration. Computer application. (2 hours lecture; 3 hours laboratory)
Units: (3)

EGCE 494L    Civil Engineering Structural Laboratory

Description: Corequisite: EGCE 494. Design of bridges according to AASHTO code. Design project to the standards of professional practice. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

EGCE 496    Architectural Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 408 or 430 or senior standing or consent of instructor and department head. History of architectural design. Systems based design process: aesthetic, functional, environmental, and behavioral aspects. Urban planning and design. Case studies. Architectural design project to the standards of professional practice.
Units: (3)

EGCE 497    Senior Projects

Description: Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and formal approval by adviser and department head. Independent design projects. Formal report to be submitted after completion of project work.
Units: (1-3)

EGCE 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisites: Senior standing in engineering and formal approval by adviser and department head. Special topics in civil engineering. Formal report to be submitted after completion of independent study.
Units: (1-3)

EGCE 501    Analytical Methods for the Design of Civil Engineering Systems

Description: Prerequisite: graduate standing or equivalent. Application of linear and dynamic programming principles to the design of pipelines, irrigation systems, water-resources and traffic-flow control problems. Probabilistic network analysis. First order and advanced first order second moment reliability methods. Probabilistic design.
Units: (3)

EGCE 509    Theory of Plates and Shells

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 438 or equivalent. Theory of thin plates subjected to transverse loads. Analysis of plates of circular, rectangular and other shapes. Theory of thin shells. Shells of revolution. Shells of translation.
Units: (3)

EGCE 510    The Finite Element Method

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 517 and 533 or equivalent. Formulation of finite elements for analysis of plane stress and strain problems, axisymmetric bodies, plates and shells. Conforming and non-conforming shape functions. Computer applications to complex structural systems under static and dynamic loads.
Units: (3)

EGCE 515    Geo-Environmental Engineering

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 436 or equivalent. Geo-environmental properties and soil action related to problems encountered in waste management engineering; physico-chemical soil properties, shear strength as applied to landfill design and lateral earth pressures on braced excavation; contaminant migration and partitioning in unsaturated soils.
Units: (3)

EGCE 517    Theory of Elasticity

Description: Prerequisite: EGME 438 or equivalent. Analysis of stress and strain. Equations of elasticity. Extension, torsion and flexure of beams. Two-dimensional elastostatic problems. Variational methods and energy theorems. Elementary three-dimensional elastostatic problems. Introduction to thermoelasticity and wave propagation.
Units: (3)

EGCE 532    Earthquake Engineering

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 411 and 533 or equivalent. Earthquake motions; response spectra; computational methods and computer applications for response of structural systems. Energy absorption capacity of materials and structural components. Soil structure interaction. Seismic design and evaluation of current building codes.
Units: (3)

EGCE 533    Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 325 and EGGN 403. Matrix formulation of structural analysis using the direct stiffness approach. Comparison of flexibility and stiffness approaches. Computer aided analysis of complex structural systems under static and dynamic loads. Stability analysis. Introduction to the finite element method.
Units: (3)

EGCE 534    Construction Methods and Equipment for Buildings

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and 430. Methods and equipment for construction of high-rise buildings, space structures, folded plates, shells, and suspension systems. Modularization. Quality control and construction failures.
Units: (3)

EGCE 537    Groundwater and Seepage

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 436 or equivalent. Equations governing flow of liquid in porous media. Seepage through dams and under structures, flow in confined and unconfined aquifers, steady and unsteady flow, well fields, flow nets, computer solutions, sea water intrusion, recharge, groundwater pollution.
Units: (3)

EGCE 538    Construction Methods and Equipment for Heavy Construction Engineering

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and 418. Methods and equipment for construction of foundations, highways, airfields, bridges, ports, harbors, dams, nuclear power plants and industrial facilities. Quality control and construction failures.
Units: (3)

EGCE 539    Preconstruction Design Evaluation

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 534 or equivalent. Cost benefit, preconstruction scheduling, and constructibility modifications in design, specifications and construction methods. Value Engineering.
Units: (3)

EGCE 546    Coastal Pollution Engineering

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 436 or equivalent. Storm water runoff, best management practices for storm water runoff, waste water discharge to lakes, rivers, and oceans, wetland construction and management, remediation of contaminated sediments.
Units: (3)

EGCE 549    Theory of Elastic Stability

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 509 and 517 or equivalent. Critical buckling loads of columns, beam-columns, frames, plates, and shells. Lateral stability of beams. Torsional buckling of open wall sections.
Units: (3)

EGCE 550    Major Commercial Project Development and Management

Description: Prerequisite: any 400-level Management course approved by the department head. Process of major commercial project development; macroeconomics aspects; project initiation and implementation, construction management systems, schedule, cost and quality control, control of long-lead equipment and materials, construction disputes and claims, case studies.
Units: (3)

EGCE 556    Construction Cost Control, Scheduling and Planning

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 465 or 468 or equivalent. Systems approach for estimating, scheduling, cost comparison, risk analysis and cost control. Project feasibility studies and alternative approaches. Project control, baseline establishment, cost and claim management.
Units: (3)

EGCE 557    Total Cost Management of Capital Projects

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 465 or equivalent. Management and cost control of large capital projects. Capital cost estimation, value prediction and control, cost and schedule control and management of mega projects.
Units: (3)

EGCE 559    Environmental and Public Transportation Regulations

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 441 or equivalent. Environmental regulations, clean air act, intermodal surface transportation efficiency act of 1991, Federal Transit Administration project planning guidelines, planning for public transit and environmental requirement, development of required environ-mental documents; procedure for major investment studies; future of public transportation. Project.
Units: (3)

EGCE 563    Advanced Prestressed and Reinforced Concrete Design

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 408 or 463. Prestressed concrete theory. Continuous prestressed concrete members, flat plate systems, virendeel systems, application of unbounded postensioning – theory and design. Yield line theory, limit analysis and cracking of concrete. Design of prestressed dome roof, barrel shell and hyperbolic paraboloid shell. Design project to standards of professional practice. Computer application. (2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab).
Units: (3)

EGCE 566    Design of Tall Buildings

Description: Prerequisite: EGCE 408 or 430; EGCE 533 or equivalent. Characteristics, design criteria and safety provisions of tall buildings. Selection, optimization and analysis of framing systems. Design standards, constructability, wind and seismic considerations. Design project to the standards of professional practice. Computer application.
Units: (4)

EGCE 575    Expert Systems in Construction Engineering

Description: Prerequisite: any 400-level Management course approved by the department head. Expert systems and artificial intelligence techniques in construction engineering; expert systems for: safety evaluation of structures during construction, site selection, construction decision making, and construction schedule analysis; project monitoring; claims and disputes.
Units: (3)

EGCE 583    Air Pollution Control Engineering

Description: Prerequisites: EGCE 441. Topics with regard to the formation and control of air pollutants are studied. This course intends to provide a strong foundation for design and development of engineering solutions, devices and systems for industrial air pollution prevention and control.
Units: (3)

EGCE 597    Project

Description: Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and formal approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate adviser and department head.  
Units: (1-6)

EGCE 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and formal approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate adviser, and department head. (Maximum of 3 units per semester) 
Units: (1-6)

EGCE 599    Independent Graduate Research

Description: Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and formal approval of Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate adviser, and department head.  
Units: (1-3)

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