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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. (4 units)

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. (4 units)

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. (4 units)

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 units)

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. (2 units)

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. (4 units)

198. Internship

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

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