## Courses

All 400-level courses may be applied toward master's degree requirements, subject to limits established by the department and approval of the graduate adviser.

Classified graduate standing is required for admission to all 500 level courses

**CE 554 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering (4)
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*Prerequisites: Department approval required.*

Advanced topics in Civil Engineering. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 units as subject matter changes.

**CE 560 Structural Mechanics III (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 460.*

Column analogy, moment distribution applied to nonprismatic members, elastic energy method applied to arches and curved members, influence lines for indeterminate structures and secondary stresses.

**CE 561 Advanced Steel Design (4)
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*Prerequisites: CE 460, 461.*

Emphasis on LRFD method, Unsymmetrical bending and torsion of beams, composite beams, nonprismatic beams, plate girders, beam-columns, frames and connections.

**CE 562 Reinforced Concrete Design II (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 462.*

Creep and plastic flow of concrete. Theory and practice of ultimate strength design. Prestressed concrete structures.

**CE 563 Matrix Computer Analysis of Structures (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 460.*

Matrix methods applied to statically determinate and indeterminate structures, flexibility and stiffness methods, digital computer applications.

**CE 564 Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 460 or 402.*

Finite difference and finite-element methods for structures; free and forced vibrations; bending, buckling of beams and plates; special applications.

**CE 565 Dynamics of Structures (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 460 or ME 414.*

Free vibrations, forced vibrations and transient response of structures and structural components having one and many degrees of freedom; damping and inelastic action, earthquakes and nuclear blasts; dynamic resistance of structures; limit design; design for dynamic loads.

**CE 566 Soil Mechanics II (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 467.*

Stress and strain in soil mass, equilibrium and movement of soil water, soil consolidation, settlement, and soil strength.

**CE 567 Foundations II (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 467.*

Earth-pressure problems and problems of deep excavation; design of anchored bulkheads, cofferdams, piles under lateral loads, underpinning.

**CE 569 Earth Structures (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 467.*

Factors influencing design, explorations for foundations and construction processes, compactions, stability analysis, seepage control, earth dams.

**CE 570 Soil Dynamics (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 467.*

Dynamic properties of soils, vibratory effects on foundations, earthquake effects on foundations, dynamic stability of earth structures.

**CE 571 Highway Design (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 471.*

Practical application of American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) policy on design controls; capacity analysis for uninterrupted flow, weaving section and ramps; functional design procedures in development of an interchange.

**CE 572 Plates and Shells (4)
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*Prerequisites: CE 402, 460.*

Equations of bending of thin elastic plates, energy method; approximate and numerical methods; theory of shells with application to tanks, roofs, and pressure vessels.

**CE 574 Traffic Flow Analysis (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 370.*

Measurements and analysis of traffic flow characteristics: speed, density, flow, headway; statistical data analysis, time-space diagrams, traffic flow models, queuing theory, shock wave analysis, traffic models applications.

**CE 575 Urban Transportation Planning (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 370.*

Travel forecasting, data requirements, collection methods, trip generation and distribution models; modal split analysis, trip assignment, plan alternatives, and evaluation methodology.

**CE 577 Bridge Engineering (4)
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*Prerequisites: CE 461, 462.*

Design of steel, concrete, and timber bridges, piers, and abutments; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) specifications; criteria for earthquake resistant design of bridges; geometry, safety, economics, and aesthetics.

**CE 579 Environmental Mass Transfer (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 384 or Equivalent.*

Study the fate of contaminants in the environment. Emphasis on the fundamentals of mass transfer including: sorption/desorption, contaminant retardation, vaporization and dissolution of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids (NAPL), and other phenomena.

**CE 580 Environmental Transport (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 384 or equivalent.*

Transport in water and air emphasizing exchanges across boundaries such as sediment-water and air-water; particles, droplets, and bubbles; effect of reactions on transport; linkages between physical, chemical, and biological processes.

**CE 581 Modeling Techniques in Hydraulic Engineering (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE/ME 303.*

Dimensional analysis: similarity law and hydraulic, coastal, and estuarine models; mathematical models.

**CE 582 Statistical Hydrology (4)
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*Prerequisites: CE 483, CE/ME 210, CE/ME 211.*

Statistical and probability analysis of hydrologic processes. Application of correlation and regression method to hydrologic variables. Elementary time series analysis of hydrologic data.

**CE 583 Hydrology II (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 483.*

Space-time characteristics and mechanics of rainfall, surface run-off and infiltration. Theory of drainage basin dynamics. Low stream flow.

**CE 586 Open Channel Hydraulics (4)
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*Prerequisites: CE 387, MATH 215.*

Flow types, flow profile computations; design of channels and transition structures; unsteady flow.

**CE 587 Hydraulics II (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 387.*

Unsteady flow in pipes, wave motion, sediment transportation, and coastal engineering.

**CE 588 Hydraulic Structures (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 387.*

Hydraulic structures for impounding, conveying, and controlling water.

**CE 589 Coastal Engineering (4)
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*Prerequisite: CE 387.*

Fundamentals of water waves and their effects. Diffraction, reflection, and refraction; impulsively generated waves; effect of waves on coastal structures.

**CE 596 Comprehensive Examination (0)
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*Permission needed by department.*

Students who select the comprehensive examination (CE 596) should expect to take it the quarter they complete all course work on their program, and must comply with college and department requirements.

**CE 597 Graduate Research (1-5)
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*Prerequisites: Instructor consent to act as sponsor and departmental approval of project prior to registration.*

Independent research under guidance of the faculty. May be repeated for credit to maximum of 5 units. Graded CR/ NC.

**CE 598 Graduate Directed Study (1-4)
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*Prerequisites: Instructor consent to act as sponsor and departmental approval.*

Independent, directed study of advanced topics in the field, regular conferences with the sponsor. May be repeated for credit.

**CE 599 Thesis (1-4)
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*Prerequisites: Advancement to candidacy, instructor consent to act as a sponsor and college approval of the topic prior to registration.*

Independent research resulting in a thesis. Must be repeated to maximum of 4 units. Graded CR/NC.