Upper Division Courses
115. Civil Engineering Materials
Origin, manufacture, and processing of materials used in
civil engineering construction, such as metals, wood, cement,
concrete, and other engineering materials. Testing methods
to determine physical and mechanical properties of the materials.
Types, sources, and preventions of material deterioration.
Laboratory. Prerequisite: Chemistry 11. (4 units)
118. Construction Engineering
Construction management. Equipment. Drawings and specifications,
cost estimating, bidding. Contracts, bonds, financing, insurance.
Labor. Project planning and scheduling. Prerequisite: junior
standing. (3 units)
121. 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. Laboratory. Prerequisites: CENG 20 and
43. (4 units)
123. Environmental Reaction Engineering
Reaction stoichiometry and kinetics. Reactions of environmental
significance. Dynamic and equilibrium system modeling. Reactor
configurations and their effects on extent of reaction. Laboratory.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 11 or equivalent, AMTH 106, and junior
standing. (4 units)
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. Design laboratory.
Prerequisite: CENG 10. (4 units)
128. Engineering Economics
Time value of money. Economic analysis of engineering projects.
Planning and capital budgeting. Rate-of-return analysis. Depreciation.
Cash-flow analysis. (2 units)
132. Structural Analysis
Analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses, and frames.
Influence lines for beams and trusses. Deflections computed
using moment area, virtual work, and other analytical methods.
Introduction to statically indeterminate analysis using stiffness
and flexibility methods. Introduction of computer applications.
Prerequisites: CENG 15 and CENG 43. (4 units)
133. Timber Design
Review of timber structural systems. Design of structural
members for tension, compression, bending, and shear. Design
of shear walls and diaphragms. Timber design project required.
May be taken for graduate credit. Prerequisite: CENG 132.
134. Structural Steel Design
LRFD concepts of structural steel design for building structures.
Types of load. Design of individual members including tension
members, beams, and columns. Steel design project is required.
Prerequisite: CENG 132. (4 units)
135. Reinforced Concrete Design
Design methods of reinforced concrete structures. Types of
loading. Ultimate design method of reinforced concrete members
considering flexure, shear, and axial forces. Anchorage and
development length of the reinforcing bars, are discussed.
Laboratory includes experiments and design sessions in order
to develop a structural design project in reinforced concrete.
Prerequisite: CENG 132. (5 units)
136. Advanced Concrete Structures
Analysis and design of reinforced-concrete beams and columns
for flexure, shear, axial load, torsion, and anchorage. Behavior
and design of reinforced-concrete frame and frame-wall structures
for gravity and lateral loads. Discussion of ACI code requirements
for ductile detail in the reinforced concrete structures.
May be taken for graduate credit. Prerequisite: CENG 135.
137. Earthquake Engineering Design
Introduction to the source, propagation, and measurement
of seismic activity and its effect on structures. Introduction
to UBC, NEHRP, and SEAOC provisions for seismic design. Special
considerations for earthquake-resistant design of steel, timber,
and reinforced-concrete structures. May be taken for graduate
credit. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (4 units)
138. Geotechnical Engineering Design
Foundation exploration; bearing capacity and settlement analysis;
spread foundations; piles and caissons; earth-retaining structures;
loads on underground conduits; subsurface construction. May
be taken for graduate credit. Prerequisites: CENG 121 and
135. (4 units)
139. Groundwater Hydrology
Groundwater occurrence, flow principles, flow to wells, and
regional flow. Groundwater contamination, management, and
models. Field methods. Field trips. Laboratory. Prerequisite:
MECH 122. (3 units)
140. Water Resources Engineering
Concepts of various aspects of water resources: surface water,
groundwater, water supply and distribution, hydraulic structures
and irrigation. Physical hydrology. Importance of water resources
to the total needs of the community. Laboratory. Prerequisite:
MECH 122. (4 units)
141. Hydraulic Engineering
Principles of hydraulics; flow in pipes and pipe networks;
water hammer and surge tanks; steady flow in open channels;
hydraulic machinery. Prerequisites: CENG 15 and MECH 122.
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. Prerequisites:
CENG 140 and 141. (4 units)
143. Environmental Engineering
Water and air quality. Water supply and pollution control;
air pollution control. Management of solid wastes. Laboratory.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 11 and junior standing. (4 units)
144. Environmental Systems Design
Design of treatment and distribution systems for potable
water. Design of collection and treatment systems for water
pollution control and wastewater reclamation. Laboratory.
Prerequisites: CENG 141 and 143. (4 units)
145. Transportation Engineering Design
Transportation systems analysis and design. Traffic flow.
Geometric design of systems. Principles of highway design.
Planning, construction, and operation of transportation systems.
Transportation policies and economics. Prerequisites: CENG
10 and junior standing. (4 units)
147. Pavement Design
Paving materials. Geometric and structural design of highways.
Urban street layout and details. Layout and design of airport
runways. Prerequisites: CENG 121 and 135. (4 units)
148. Structural Systems
Introduction to principles for choosing a structural configuration.
Discussion of fire protection. Estimation of design loads.
Approximate techniques for system design and evaluation. Horizontal
and vertical subsystems. Prerequisite: CENG 132. (3 units)
150. Traffic Engineering: Design and Operations
Basic characteristics of motor-vehicle traffic, highway and
intersection capacity, applications of traffic control devices,
traffic design of parking facilities, engineering studies,
signal design, traffic safety, design of crash barriers. May
be taken for graduate credit. Prerequisite: CENG 145. (4 units)
162. Computational Water Resources
Use of professional applications software to design and evaluate
facility components and systems for water resources engineering
projects. Laboratory. Prerequisites: CENG 140 and 141. (3
163. Solid Waste Management
Characterization of solid waste streams. Overview of collection,
transport, processing, and disposal options. Waste stream
reduction and resource recovery strategies. (4 units)
188. Co-op Education
Practical experience in a planned program designed to give
students work experience related to their academic field of
study and career objectives. Satisfactory completion of the
assignment includes preparation of a summary report on co-op
activities. P/NP grading. May be taken for graduate credit.
189. Co-op Technical Report
Credit given for a technical report on a specific activity
such as a design or a research project, etc., after completing
the co-op assignment. Approval of department co-op adviser
required. Letter grades based on content and presentation
quality of report. May be taken for graduate credit. (2 units)
192A. Civil Engineering Design Methods
Introduction to problem-solving methodology for design of
civil engineering systems and components. Applications of
engineering techniques and procedures to civil engineering
design. Preliminary design studies and evaluation of alternatives.
Environmental impact assessment. Selection of a topic for
the Senior Design Project (CENG 193) and initial conceptual
design. Prerequisite: senior standing. (2 units)
192B. Technical Writing for Civil Engineers
Organization of engineering proposals and reports. General
aspects of technical communications. Content and organization
of written contract documents. Development of oral presentation
skills and strategies. Prerequisites: English 2 and concurrent
enrollment in CENG 192A. (2 units)
193. Senior Design Project
Investigation of an approved civil engineering project. The
design process including problem formulation, analysis, preliminary
design, final design, and plans—is completed. Formal public
presentation of results. Prerequisites: CENG 192A and 192B.
Time off campus with an engineering organization. Different
aspects of work in the assigned professional office. Oral
and written reports. Prerequisites: senior standing and approval
of internship coordinator. (4 or 8 units)
199. Directed Research
Investigation of an approved engineering problem and preparation
of a suitable project report. Conferences with faculty adviser
are required. Prerequisite: junior standing. (2–6 units)