Santa Clara University

Graduate School of Engineering

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Lower-Division Undergraduate Courses

CENG 5. Project Impacts on the Community and the Environment
Introduction to the decision-making concepts and strategies that ultimately determine the feasibility of a proposed development project. Chronological aspects of project planning, evaluation, and implementation. Identification of impacts on the community and the environment. (4 units)

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

CENG7L. Graphic Communication Laboratory
Freehand drawing, manual and computer-aided drafting of physical models, construction of models from drawings. Co-requisite: CENG 7. (1 unit)

CENG 10. Surveying
Survey instruments: their use and care. Principles of topographic mapping, linear measurements, leveling, traverses, curves, boundary, and public surveys. (3 units)

CENG 10L. Laboratory for CENG 10
Field work using common 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 computer software. Introduction to matrix analysis, graphical and numerical solution methods, regression analysis, and linear optimization using some of the basic features in spreadsheet and math analysis programs to aid engineering solutions. Introduction to Visual Basic programming. A paper and presentation on an analytical topic developed with analytical tools used in the course. Co-requisites: CENG 15L and CENG 41. (2 units)

CENG 15L. Laboratory for CENG 15
Hands-on work using analytical tools contained in common software programs to solve problems, and written and oral communication of solutions. Co-requisite: CENG 15. (1 unit)

CENG 20. Geology
Development and formation of geologic materials. Significance of structure, landform, erosion, deposition. Stream and shoreline processes. Surface water. (4 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 42. Mechanics II: Dynamics
Dynamics of a particle and dynamics of rigid bodies. Work and energy methods. Momentum methods. Kinetics of systems of particles. Introduction to theory of vibrations. Prerequisite: CENG 41. (2 units)

CENG 43. Mechanics III: 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 subject to axial, flexural, shear, and combined loadings. Introduction to the stability of columns. Prerequisite: CENG 41. (4 units)

CENG 43L. Laboratory for CENG 43
Laboratory investigations of structural elements subjected to axial load, bending, torsion, combined loading and buckling loads. Laboratory report writing. Co-requisite: CENG 43. (1 unit)

Upper-Division Undergraduate Courses

ENG 115. Civil Engineering Materials
Common civil engineering materials, focusing on steel, concrete, and wood, and touching on asphalt and epoxy. Structure and properties of materials, their production processes, and experimental methods used for determining their key properties. Sustainability implications of materials choices. Prerequisite: CHEM 11. (4 units)

CENG 115L. Laboratory for CENG 115
Laboratory testing of steel, concrete, wood, and other, innovative 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, resource utilization, planning and scheduling, project documentation, 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. (4 units)

CENG 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. Prerequisites: CENG 20 and 43. (4 units)

CENG 121L. Laboratory for CENG 121
Laboratory examination of soil-testing methods. Co-requisite: CENG 121. (1 unit)

CENG 123. Environmental Reaction Engineering
Reaction stoichiometry and kinetics. Reactions of environmental significance. Dynamic and equilibrium system modeling. Reactor configurations and their impact on extent of reaction. Prerequisites: CHEM 11 or equivalent, AMTH 106, and Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 123L. Laboratory for CENG 123
Use of experimentation and computer modeling to analyze solutions in aqueous equilibrium. Steady-state and dynamic analysis of reactor systems. 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, in stream 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. Prerequisite: CENG 10 and 15. (3 units)

CENG 125L. Laboratory for CENG 125
Development of CAD drawings for the course design project. Co-requisite: CENG 125. (1 unit)

CENG 128. Engineering Economics and Business
Time value of money, economic analysis of engineering projects, planning and capital budgeting, rate-of-return analysis, depreciation, cash-flow analysis, organizational behavior, business organization forms, design of organizational structures, financial analysis and management. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (3 units)

CENG 132. Structural Analysis
Loads and their distribution in structures. Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate beams, trusses, and frames. Influence lines for beams and trusses. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Modeling and analysis of structures using commercial software programs. A team-based structural analysis project and presentation. Prerequisite: CENG 43. (4 units)

CENG 133. Timber Design
Timber structural systems. Design of structural members for tension, compression, bending, and shear. Introduction to shear walls and diaphragm design. Design project. Also listed as CENG 233. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (4 units)

CENG 134. Structural Steel Design I
Strength design of structural steel buildings. Design of members for tension, flexure, shear, compression, and combined loading. Introduction to connection design. Design project. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (4 units)

CENG 135. Reinforced Concrete Design
Ultimate strength design of reinforced concrete members considering flexure, shear, and axial forces. Anchorage and development of reinforcing bars. Prerequisite: CENG 148. Co-requisite: CENG 135L. (4 units)

CENG 135L. Laboratory for CENG 135
Field trips. Problem solving sessions. Experimental tests of reinforced concrete building elements. Co-requisite: CENG 135. (1 unit)

CENG 136. Advanced Concrete Structures
Analysis and design of reinforced-concrete frame and wall structures for gravity and lateral loads; use of strut and tie method for disturbed regions; and introduction to pre-stressed concrete. 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
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. Prerequisites: CENG 121 and 148. (4 units)

CENG 138L. Geotechnical Engineering Design Laboratory
Structural design of footings, piles, and retaining walls. Also listed as CENG 238L. Prerequisites: CENG 135 and CENG 135L. 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. (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. (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. Prerequisite: CENG 140. Co-requisite: CENG 142L. (4 units)

CENG 142L. Laboratory for CENG 142
Hands on use of commercial software package to analyze water supply and flood control projects. Co-requisite: CENG 142. (1 unit)

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. 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. Prerequisites: CENG 141 and 143. Co-requisite: CENG 144. (3 units)

CENG 144L. Laboratory for CENG 144
Use of commercial software packages to design elements of potable water and wastewater management systems. Oral presentations. Co-requisite: CENG 144. (1 unit)

CENG 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. Prerequisites: CENG 10 and junior standing. (4 units)

CENG 146. Design of Cold-Formed Steel Frame Structures
Introduction to the fundamentals of cold-formed steel frame construction. Current design and construction practice. Practical design of members for tension, compression, shear, and torsion. Connection detailing. Also listed as CENG 246. Prerequisite: CENG 148. (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 121. (4 units)

CENG 148. Structural Systems
Structural performance requirements and structural systems; load sources, combinations, and load paths; accommodation of fire, sound, thermal, and mechanical requirements on structural systems; allowable stress and ultimate strength design philosophies; introduction to design of steel and reinforced concrete beams and columns. Prerequisite: CENG 132. Co-requisite: CENG 148L. (4 units)

148L. Structural Systems Laboratory
Simulation and modeling of structural system behavior. 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 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with applications in watershed analysis and hydrology. Obtaining and processing digital information for watersheds, mapping terrain, spatial analysis, computing river networks from digital elevation models, preparing data for hydrologic modeling for water supply and flood studies. Also listed as CENG 260. Prerequisites: Junior standing and experience with Windows directory and file management. (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. Includes sustainable and low impact design techniques, climate impacts on water, assessing sustainability, life-cycle economics, and current topics. Also listed as CENG 261. Prerequisite: CENG 140 or instructor approval. (3 units)

CENG 162. Computational Water Resources
Use of professional applications software to design and evaluate facility components and systems for water resources engineering projects. Also listed as CENG 262. Prerequisite: CENG 140, which may be taken concurrently. (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 184. Construction Administration
Project stakeholders authorities, preconstruction operations, project reports and records, electronic project administration, specifications and quality administration, labor laws, safety, meetings and negotiations, risk and liability sharing, payments and change orders, project closeout, claims and disputes. Also listed as CENG 284. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (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. (4 units)

CENG 187. Construction Operations and Equipment
Earthmoving with dozers, scrappers, and excavators; hauling, compacting and finishing. Piling, lifting; concrete operations, asphalt paving, equipment economics, operations planning using computer simulation, and discrete-event simulation. Group project on construction operations analysis. Also listed as CENG 287. Prerequisite: Junior standing (4 units)

CENG 188. Co-op Education
Practical experience in a planned program designed to give students practical work experience relating to their academic field of study and career objectives. Alternate or parallel periods of classroom study with periods of training in industry and government. Work includes overall report on assignment activities. P/NP grading. May be taken for graduate credit. Additional fees required. (2 units)

CENG 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. Letter grades based on content and presentation quality of report. Prerequisite: Approval of department co-op advisor. (2 units)

CENG 192A. Elements of Civil Engineering Practice
Applications of engineering techniques and procedures to civil engineering design. Preliminary design studies, evaluation of alternatives, and cost estimates. Responsibilities of design consultant; project management and leadership. Environmental impact assessment. Selection and conceptual design of Senior Design Project (CENG 193 and 194). Prerequisite: Senior standing. (2 units)

CENG 192C. Development of Construction Drawings
Content and organization of construction drawings. Advanced CAD techniques. Role of drawings and written specifications. Prerequisites: MECH 10 and junior standing. (2 units)

CENG 192D. 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. Prerequisites: CENG 192C and senior standing. (3 units)

CENG 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 ENGL 181. (4 units)

CENG 194. Senior Design Project II
Continuation of the senior project. Formal public presentation of the results. Prerequisite: CENG 193. (2 units)

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 the finite element method. Force and stiffness methods. Matrix methods of analysis. Stiffness matrix formulation for axial and bending members. Local and global stiffness matrices. Transformation of stiffness matrices. (2 units)

CENG 206. Finite Element Methods II
Energy methods. Displacement functions for structural members. Derivation of load vectors. Analysis of plane stress and plane strain problems. Area coordinates. Constant strain triangle. Isoparametric elements. Prerequisite: CENG 205. (2 units)

CENG 207. Finite Element Methods III
Application of finite element method to dynamics of elastic and inelastic bodies. Mass matrices. Analysis of plates and shells. Development of computer code based on finite element theory. 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 selected materials such as bamboo, straw, adobe, lime, and reduced cement concretes. Processing and durability considerations. Course project. (4 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. (4 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, resource utilization, planning and scheduling, project documentation, 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. (4 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. (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 135 and CENG 236 or instructor approval. (4 units)

CENG 232. Masonry Engineering
Design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures, including shear-wall and bearing-wall systems. (2 units)

CENG 233. Timber Design
Timber structural systems. Design of structural members for tension, compression, bending, and shear. Introduction to shear walls and diaphragm design. Design project. Also listed as CENG 133. (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. (4 units)

CENG 236. Advanced Concrete Structures
Analysis and design of reinforced-concrete and frame-wall structures for gravity and lateral loads; use of strut and tie method for disturbed regions; and introduction to pre-stressed concrete. 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. (4 units)

CENG 238L. Geotechnical Engineering Design Laboratory
Structural design of footings, piles, and retaining walls. Also listed as CENG 138L. Prerequisite: CENG 135. Co-requisite: CENG 138. (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. (2 units)

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. This course is well-suited to practicing engineers who would like to develop their skills in the analysis and design of structures subject to high-intensity loading from blast and fragments. (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. Prerequisite: CENG 140. (4 units)

CENG 242L. Laboratory for CENG 242
Hands on use of commercial software packages to test water supply and flood control projects. Co-requisite: CENG 242. (1 unit)

CENG 244. Progressive Collapse and Structural Integrity
This introductory course will cover well-established procedures and principles used to analyze and subsequently design structures to mitigate the possibility of the progressive collapse. Progressive collapse is defined as a structural collapse which is disproportional in size and severity to collapse initiating damage. Concepts covered in this class 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 the fundamentals of cold-formed steel frame construction. Current design and construction practice. Practical design of members for tension, compression, shear, and torsion. Connection detailing. Also listed as CENG 146. Prerequisite: CENG148. (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 121. (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 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 of 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, in stream 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. (3 units)

CENG 260. GIS in Water Resources
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with applications in watershed analysis and hydrology. Obtaining and processing digital information for watersheds, mapping terrain, spatial analysis, computing river networks from digital elevation models, preparing data for hydrologic modeling for water supply and flood studies. 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. Includes sustainable and low impact design techniques, climate impacts on water, assessing sustainability, life-cycle economics, and current topics. Also listed as CENG161 . Prerequisite: CENG 140 or instructor approval. (3 units)

CENG 262. Computational Water Resources
Use of professional applications software to design and evaluate facility components and systems for water resources engineering projects. Laboratory. Also listed as CENG 162. Prerequisites: CENG 140 and 141 which may be taken concurrently. (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. 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 284. Construction Administration
Project stakeholders authorities, preconstruction operations, project reports and records, electronic project administration, specifications and quality administration, labor laws, safety, meetings and negotiations, risk and liability sharing, payments and change orders, project closeout, claims and disputes. Also listed as CENG 184. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (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. Prerequisite: CENG 118 or instructor approval. (4 units)

CENG 287. Construction Operations and Equipment
Earthmoving with dozers, scrappers, and excavators; hauling, compacting and finishing. Piling, lifting; concrete operations, asphalt paving, equipment economics, operations planning using computer simulation, and discrete-event simulation. Group project on construction operations analysis. Also listed as CENG 187. Prerequisite: Junior standing. (4 units)

CENG 288. Engineering Decision & 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 the productivity at construction job sites. (3 units)

CENG 292. Introduction to Building Information Modeling
Parametric design and modeling, BIM-based scheduling and estimating, model checking and validation, 4D visualization, green buildings design, applications in integrated project delivery and facilities management, Interoperability, standardization, and web-based collaboration. Also listed as CENG 192D. (3 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. (1–7 units)

CENG 297. Directed Research
By special arrangement. (1–7 units)

CENG 299. Independent Study
Special/advanced topics. By special arrangement. (1–6 units)

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