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Graduate Program Course Curriculum

Note: A list of required courses by degree can be found here.

EGGN 403 Computer Methods in Numerical Analysis (3 units)
Prerequisites: Math 250B and EGGN 205 or equivalent. The use of numerical methods and digital computers in the solution of algebraic, transcendental, simultaneous, ordinary and partial differential equations.

EGCE 408 Reinforced Concrete Design (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGCE 325. Design for bending, shear, axial forces, combined loading. Design of beams, columns, slabs for ultimate strength and serviceability requirements; alternate design method. Prestressed concrete design. Design project of buildings or bridges to standards of professional practice.

EGCE 411 Structural Dynamics (3 units)
Prerequisites: EG CE 325 and EGGN 308. Free and forced vibrations of discrete and continuous systems. Matrix formulation and normal coordinates analysis. Response of structures to impulse and earthquake loads.

EGCE 418 Foundation Design (3 units)
Prerequisites: EGCE 324 and 408. Design of footings and retaining walls. Mat and piled foundations for structures. Design project to standards of professional practice.

EGCE 428 Engineering Hydraulics (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGCE 302. Incompressible fluid flow in closed circuits and open channels. Hydrostatics, energy, and hydraulic grade lines. Momentum, friction formulas, pipelines, pumps, pipeline networks, uniform flow, critical flow, hydraulic jump, specific energy, non-uniform flow, and water surface profiles.

EGCE 431L Advanced Structural Laboratory (1 unit)
Prerequisites: EGCE 325L and (408 or 430). Fundamentals of earthquake engineering and soil-structure interaction; design of lateral bracing for model buildings

EGCE 430 Structural Steel Design (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGCE 325. Design for bending, torsion, shear, axial forces, combined loadings. Design of built-up girders, composite construction. Design of shear and moment connections. Design project of buildings or bridges to standards of professional practice.

EGCE 432 Computer Aided-Design in Structural Engineering (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGGN 205, EG CE 325 and 408. Application of computer-aided design techniques with automated graphics to the design of civil engineering structures. Design project to the standards of professional practice.

EGCE 435 Design of Hydraulic Structures (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGCE 428. Applications of hydraulic principles to design of various structures including spillways, energy dissipaters, outlet works, storm drains, culverts and water distribution systems. Use of computers in design process.

EGCE 436 Engineering Hydrology (3 units)
Prerequisite: 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.

EGME 438 Analytical Methods in Engineering (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGGN 308. Ordinary and partial differential equations with constant and variable coefficients; orthogonal functions; conformal mapping; potential theory; engineering applications.

EGCE 441 Environmental Engineering (3 units)
Prerequisites: Bio 101, EGCE 324; (EGCE 428 or equivalent); and Senior Standing in Engineering. Planning and control of the environment; wastewater treatment and disposal; solid waste management; air pollution; radiation protection; housing and residential environment.

EGCE 463 Precast and Prestressed Concrete Design (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGCE 408. Fundamentals of prestressed concrete design and analysis for conventional and lateral loading. Design of reinforced and prestressed structural and architectural elements. Connection design for earthquake and wind loading. Current engineering design practices.

EGCE 465 Planning & Control of Engineering &Construction Projects (3 units)
Prerequisite: Senior standing in Civil Engineering. Overview of project management; scheduling fundamentals: Bar charts, CPM, PERT; schedule control: reports, schedule maintenance; cost control: code of accounts, control base, budgets, forecasting, reports, computer systems; applications in practice. Introduction to computer applications.

EGCE 466 Public Transit Systems Planning and Operations (3 units)
Prerequisite: Senior Standing. Urban passenger transportation modes, paratransit, special modes, vehicle characteristics and motion, highway transit mode, rail transit mode, new concepts, transit system performance (capacity, productivity, efficiency and utilization, organization and financing.

EGCE 468 Construction Engineering (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGCE 408; Corequisite: EGCE 418 or equivalent. Engineering construction planning equipment and methods. Construction management. Construction of systems such as buildings, bridges, highways, foundations and tunnels.

EGCE 474 @ Construction Project Management (3 units)
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Theory and technology of managing construction projects including scheduling, cost control, estimating and human concepts. Case study of a selected project. Lectures, guest speakers and field trips. (approval pending)

EGCE 481 Solid Waste Technology and Management (3 units)
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.

EGCE 482 Liquid Waste Technology and Management (3 units)
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.

EGCE 491 @ Analytical Methods in Engineering (3 units)
Prerequisite: EGGN 308 or equivalent. Differential equations with constant and variable coefficients; orthogonal functions; conformal mapping; potential theory; engineering applications.

EGCE 493 Structural Systems for Buildings (3 units)
Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and 430. Corequisite: EGCE 418. Building structural systems and their behavior under loads. Foundation systems. Roof, floor, wall systems. Construction and cost considerations. Design project to standards of professional practice. (2 hours lectures and 3 hours laboratory).

EGCE 494 Design of Civil Engineering Structures (3 units)
Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and 430. Corequisite: EGCE 418 and EGCE 494L. Timber, reinforced masonry, reinforced concrete and steel design. Uniform Building Code. Design of buildings and bridges. Design projects to standards of professional practice. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory)

EGCE 494L Design of Civil Engineering Structures Laboratory (1 unit)
Corequisite: EGCE 494. Design of bridges according to AASHTO code. Design of project to the standards of professional practice. (3 hours laboratory)

The following courses are not open to undergraduate students without specific approval of the Civil Engineering Department Chair.

EGCE 501 Analytical Methods for the Design of Civil Engineering Systems (3) 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.

EGCE 508 Advanced Invisicid Fluid Flow (3 units) Prerequisites: EGGN 205, 308, and EGME 333. Study of two-and three-dimensional potential flow theory. Sources, sinks, vortices, Rankine bodies, free jets, channel flow, air foils. Complex potential and various transformation techniques are used. (approval pending)

EGCE 509 Theory of Plates and Shells (3 units) 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. (approval pending)

EGCE 510 The Finite Element Method (3 units) Prerequisites: EGCE 517 and 533. Formulation of the finite elements for analysis of plane stress and strain problems, axi-symmetric bodies, plates and shells. Conforming and non-conforming shape functions. Computer applications to complex structural systems under static and dynamics loads.

EGCE 515 Geo-Environmental Engineering (3 units) 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.

EGCE 517 Theory of Elasticity (3 units) 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.

EGME 520 Advanced Viscous Fluid Flow (3 units) Prerequisites: EGME 333 or equivalent. The fundamental equations of viscous fluid flow. Viscous drag estimation. Drag reduction methods. (approval pending)

EGCE 525 Thermoelasticity (3 units) Prerequisite: EGME 438 or equivalent. Basic theory of thermoelasticity, heat conduction, thermal stress analysis for elastic systems, thermal stress analysis for inelastic systems. (Same as EGME 525)

EGCE 529 @ Open Channel Hydraulics (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 428. Theory of uniform and varied flow in open channels. Applications to analysis and design of open channels and control structures. (approval pending)

EGCE 532 Earthquake Engineering (3 units) 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.

EGCE 533 Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis (3 units) Prerequisites: EGCE 325 and EGGN 403. Matrix formulation of structural analysis using the direct stiffness approach. Computer-aided analysis of complex structural systems under static and dynamic loads. Stability analysis. Introduction to the finite element method.

EGCE 534 Construction Methods and Equipment for Buildings (3 units) Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and 430. Methods and equipment for the construction of high-rise buildings, space structures; tilt up systems, electrical and mechanical systems, modularization. Construction failures.

EGCE 535 @ New Technology and Innovations in Construction Methods and Equipment (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 534 or 538. Automation and robotics in construction; top down construction of deep basements; freeze wall excavation; raised boring in civil engineering operations; balanced shield tunneling, pipe jacking sewer construction; advanced materials; use of plastics; nuclear power plant construction; renewable energy sources, new types of equipment, etc.

EGCE 537  Groundwater and Seepage (3 units) 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.

EGCE 538  Construction Methods and Equipment for Heavy Construction (3 units) Prerequisites: EGCE 408 and 418. Methods and equipment for the construction of foundations, highways, airfields, bridges, ports, harbors, dams and industrial facilities.

EGME 538  Advanced Engineering Analysis (3 units) Prerequisites: EGGN 403 and EGME 438. Partial differential equations in engineering, numerical techniques, integral equations, engineering applications.

EGCE 539  Preconstruction Design Evaluation (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 534 or equivalent. Cost benefit, preconstruction planning and scheduling, and constructibility modifications in design specifications and construction methods. Value engineering.

EGCE 540  New Technology & Innovations in Construction Engineering (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 534 or 538 or equivalent. Automation and robotics in construction. New materials, construction equipment and methods for construction of dams, highways, and buildings. Latest computer applications in construction.

EGCE 542 @ Computer Applications in Construction (3 units) Prerequisite: Senior standing in Civil Engineering. Computer hardware; telecommunications, software developments and documentation; construction management programs; record-keeping; project planning and control. Use of CAD. Laboratory work using mainframe, micro-computer and CAD systems. (approval pending)

EGCE 544 Advanced Foundation Engineering (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 418 or equivalent. Beam on elastic foundations. Raft foundations. Retaining walls. Pile groups and pier foundations. Soil structure interaction. Foundations on expansive soils.

EGCE 546 Coastal Engineering (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 418, EGCE 436 or equivalent. Introduce theories and engineering applications in coastal engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, coastal development, planning of ports, and conceptual engineering design, tide, wave, wind, currents, littoral drift, beach erosion and sedimentation, coastal geomorphology. Port planning, location, design factors and engineering features. Preparation of construction, dredging, anchoring and dewatering.

EGCE 548 @ Soil Dynamics and Foundation Engineering (3 units) Prerequisites: EGCE 411, EGCE 418 and EGME 438 or equivalent. Wave propagation in soils. Blast effects. Analysis and design of dynamically loaded foundations. Earthquake design of dams and foundations of structures.

EGCE 549 Theory of Elastic Stability (3 units) Prerequisites: EGCE 509, EGCE 517 or equivalent. Critical buckling loads of columns, beam-columns, frames, plates, and shells. Lateral stability of beams. Torsional buckling of open wall sections.

EGCE 550 Major Commercial Project Development and Management (3 units) Prerequisite: Management 444 or equivalent. The process of major commercial project development, macroeconomics aspects; project initiation and implementation, project management, construction management for owners, overview of schedule, cost and quality control, construction disputes and claims, case studies.

EGCE 556 Advanced Construction Cost Control, Scheduling and Planning (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 465 or 468 or equivalent. Systems approach for estimating, scheduling, cost comparison, risk analysis and cost control. Cost feasibility studies and alternative approaches. Project control, base line establishment, cost and claim management.

EGCE 557 Cost Estimating and Bidding Strategy (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 465 and Engineering economics or equivlent. Financial viability of capital project. Financial model of a project. Cost management function and control of large projects. Risk management, schedule and cost control system criteria (earned value systems). Case study.

EGCE 559 Environmental and Public Transportation (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 441 or equivalent. Environmental regulations, clean air act and amendments, intermodal surface transportation efficiency act of 1991, Federal transit Administration project planning guidelines, specific planning for public transit and environmental requirement and development of required environmental documents, future of public transportation. Project. (approval pending)

EGCE 562 @ Space Structures (3 units) Prerequisites: EGCE 411, 408, 430, 510. Development of innovative space structures and systems. Constitutive properties of materials. Structural analysis of large-scale flexible structures. Deflection and vibration control. Application to aerospacestructures, high-rise buildings, public arenas and long span bridges.

EGCE 563 Advanced Prestressed and Reinforced Concrete Design (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 408 or 463. Prestressed concrete theory. Continuous prestressed concrete members, flat plate systems, virendeel systems, application of unbonded postensioning-theory and design. Yield line theory, limit analysis and cracking of concrete. Design of prestressed dome roof, barrel shell and hyperbolic parabolic shell.

EGCE 566 Design of Tall Buildings (4 units) Prerequisites: EGCE (408 or 430), (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, axial loads and flexure. Design project to standards of professional practice.

EGCE 575 Data Mining in Sustainability (3 units) Prerequisite: EGCE 330 or equivalent. 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.

EGCE 583 Air Pollution Control Engineering (3 units) Prerequisite: CE 441 - Introduction to Environmental Engineering, or equivalen. Fundamental 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.

EGCE 597 Project (1 to 6 units) Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and formal approval of the Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate advisor, and department chair.

EGCE 598 Thesis (1 to 6 units) Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and formal approval of the Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate advisor, and department chair.

EGCE 599 Independent Graduate Research (1 to 3 units) Prerequisites: Classified graduate status and formal approval of the Civil Engineering Graduate Committee, graduate advisor, and department chair.


Approval pending

OTHER COURSES

MANAGEMENT COURSES

Management 441 Labor-Management Relations (3 units)
Prerequisite: Management 340 or consent of Department Chair. Impact of labor-management relations upon labor, management, and the public. Proper grievance procedure, collective bargaining and settlement of disputes. Uses the Behavioral Lab.

Management 444 Project Management (3 units)
Prerequisites: Management and Management Science/information systems core and other 300 level management courses in student's concentration or consent of Department Chair. Technology for managing business and other enterprises as cybernetic systems. The design and control of systems appropriate for product, project and program levels of analysis. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity) Uses Production Lab.

Management 516 Organizational Theory & Management of Operations (3 units)
Prerequisites: Classified SBAE status, or consent of Dept. Chair. Modern organization theory and application in utility-creating operations. Interpersonal behavior, planning, control, organizing directing, communication, production and information systems, and measures of effectiveness. International applications. Business ethics and relationships to society and politics. Graduate discussion and research reports.

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES COURSES

ES-510 Environmental Evaluation and Protection (3 units)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in environmental studies or consent of instructor. Environmental parameters (water, air, solid wastes, noise, radiation, etc.). Techniques in monitoring and measurement; effect on human health; environmental quality standards and controls. Demonstrations and field trips.

ES-595T Selected Topics in Environmental Problems (3 units)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing in environmental studies or consent of instructor. Various environmental topics, contemporary or historic, that focus on problems (e.g., law, impact assessment, planning, etc.) Topic chosen and outline will be circulated prior to registration. May be repeated three times (with different topic) for credit.

GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES COURSE

GEOSC 437 Water Quality Investigations and Control (3 units)
Prerequisite: Geological Sciences 335, Chemistry 120A and B. Methods in sampling strategy. Evaluation of chemical data for quantitative interpretation of water quality status and trends; surface and ground water. Techniques for graphic representation, water contamination source identification and control. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory and field trips)