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Civil Engineering Courses

Undergradute Courses

CE 122 Introduction to Civil Engineering (1)
Fundamental concepts of civil engineering. The technical, professional, ethical, and social responsibilities of the civil engineer. 1 lecture/problem-solving.

CE 127/127L Civil Engineering CAD I/Laboratory (1/1)
Introduction to CAD engines in civil engineering using MicroStation. Primary, combined and complex elements. CAD engine deliverables. Complex shapes and libraries. Shading and multiple mapping. Group functions and customization. 1 lecture-discussion; 1-three hour laboratory.

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CE 128L Civil Engineering CAD II Laboratory (1)
CAD engines in civil engineering using AutoCAD. Primary, combined and complex elements in AutoCAD. Sectional drawings and basic 3-D. 1 three-hour laboratory.

CE 134/134L Elementary Surveying/Laboratory (2/2)
Use and care of surveying instruments, fundamental surveying methods, traverse measurements, area computations, precise equipment, 3D visualization and topographic mapping. Fundamentals of construction layouts. 2 lecture discussions, 2 three-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: MAT 106. Corequisite: CE 127/L or ETC 130/L.

CE 210/L Computers in Civil Engineering/Laboratory (1/1)
Application and use of personal computers in civil engineering with emphasis on creating technical reports. Software instruction includes a Word Processor, Excel, Access, and HTML. Computer systems. Use of software applications with emphasis on engineering analysis and creating technical documents. Programming in HTML. 1 lecture/problem-solving. 1 three-hour laboratory.

CE 220/L Advanced Surveying/Laboratory (3/1)
Astronomical observations. Theory of hydrographic, geodetic and control surveys. City and land surveys. Route location and layout. Simple, transition and vertical curves. Earthwork computations. Introduction to electronic and photogrammetric methods. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 134.

CE 222/L Highway Engineering/Laboratory (2/2)
Geometric design of highways; roadway structural section; flexible pavement design; rigid pavement design; highway surface treatments and stabilization. 2 lectures/problem-solving, 2 three-hour laboratories. Prerequisite: CE 220.

CE 223/L Transportation Engineering/Laboratory (3/1)
History and operation of several principal modes of transportation. The principal modes include highways, air, inland waterways, railroads, coastwise shipping and ocean transportation. Emphasis is placed on the financing and planning aspects of transportation. Special modes are also developed. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 222.

CE 240 Surveying Computations (3)
Introduction to the theory of measurements in surveying. Error propagation in horizontal and vertical position. The analysis of surveying measurement errors. Error propagation in rectangular coordinate systems. Introduction to the techniques of least squares in the adjustment of surveying data. Least squares adjustment of triangulation, trilateration and traverse networks. The use of computers in surveying. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 220, MAT 224, and either CE 210/L or a passing score on the microcomputer proficiency test (MCPT).

CE 299/299A/299L Special Topics for Lower Division Students (1-4)
Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance. Total credit limit to 8 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Instruction is by lecture, laboratory, or a combination

CE 301 Engineering Economics (4)
Foundation of engineering economics. Effect of time and interest on money in various combinations: Nominal and effective interest rates, present worth analysis, annual worth analysis, rate of return analysis and cost/benefit
analysis. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisite: ENG 105.

CE 303/A Computer Programming and Numerical Methods/Activity (2/1)
Computer programming in an object-oriented programming language; numerical and statistical methods as applied to civil engineering. 2 lectures/problem-solving and 1 two-hour activity. Prerequisites: MAT 224, and either CE 210/L or a passing score on the microcomputer proficiency test (MCPT).

CE 304 Structural Analysis I (4)
Classification of structures, types of framing systems and loading. Statics and stability of determinate structures including cables, cantilever types, arches, beams, frames, and trusses by analytical and graphical methods. Deformation of determinate beams, frames, and trusses. Approximate methods of indeterminate frame analysis. 4
lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: ENG 104, ME 218.

CE 305 Structural Analysis II (4)
Types and characteristics of indeterminate beams and framed structures. Analysis utilizing classical methods including consistent displacements, virtual work, slope deflection, moment distribution. Computer solutions based upon flexibility and stiffness matrices. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 304 and either CE 303 or CE 240.

CE 306L Structural Testing Laboratory (1)
Load and deflection testing of full-size beams and small scale beams, frames, and trusses. Use of a data acquisition system to collect and process strain gage and load cell data. 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 305.

CE 311/L Geodesy and Satellite Surveying/Laboratory (3/1)
Spherical trigonometry; Cartesian and curvilinear coordinates; transformations; geodetic datums; geodetic position computation; major control network extension; satellite and terrestrial positioning system. 3
lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CE 134.

CE 313 Land Survey Descriptions (4)
History of land ownership and transfer of title; types of documents of land conveyance; forms of legal descriptions of public and private lands; interpretation of maps and documents for the physical survey location of land boundaries; principles of writing precise land boundary descriptions; study of easements; value of monuments. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisite: CE 134.

CE 314/L Elements of Spatial Positioning/Laboratory (3/1)
History and evolution of scientific methods and technology of positioning. Scientific concepts and positioning techniques as applied to geology, geography, archaeology, agriculture, oceanography and other disciplines. Surveying equipment, elementary field measurements and data collection. Use and integration of photogrammetry, remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and 3D modeling in mapping, observation and study of natural events. 3 lectures/problem solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Not open to Civil Engineering majors.

CE 325 Geotechnical Engineering I (2)
Introduction to geotechnical engineering. Soil and rock as engineering materials, soil classification, compacted fill, groundwater, geoenvironmental engineering. 2 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisite ENG 104 and ME 214.

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CE 326 Geotechnical Engineering II (3)
Stresses in soil, consolidation and settlement, soil strength, stability of earth slopes, structural foundations, soil improvement. 3 lectures/ problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 325, ME 218.

CE 327L Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1)
Application of geotechnical engineering principles to a design project; use of standard soil mechanics laboratory tests. Oral presentation of completed project. 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 326.

CE 331 Public Land Surveys (3)
History of the general practice and rules for the survey of the public lands, the Bureau of Land Management. System of rectangular surveys; monumentation; restoration of lost or obliterated corners; subdivision of sections; special surveys and instructions; field notes; plats and patents; meander lines and riparian rights. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisite: CE 134.

CE 332/L Hydraulic Engineering/Laboratory (3/1)
Analysis and related design of pressure (pipe) flow, open channel flow and special topics for civil engineers. Problems involving basic head loss equations, pipe in series and parallel, pipe networks, critical flow, uniform flow, non-uniform flow, pump stations and culverts. Use proprietary software to analyze and design water network and stormdrain system. 3 lectures/problem-solving. 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: ME 311.

CE 351/L Environmental Resource Management/Laboratory (3/1)
Discussion and analysis of basic environmental skills and selected topics for the environmental engineer. Elements include population projection, curve-fitting, principles of environmental systems, food production, energy topics and noise and air pollution. Labs emphasize practicing techniques and principles studies in lecture and field trips. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory.

CE 362/A Technical Communications and Documentation/Activity (2/1)
Study and preparation of documents written by the practicing civil engineer. Oral presentations. Proposals, specifications, environmental impact reports, technical journalism, test reports, research and development reports, design reports. 2 lectures/problem-solving, 1 twohour activity. Prerequisites: ENG 105.

CE 400 Special Study for Upper Division Students (1-2)
Individual or group investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 2 units per quarter.

CE 406 Structural Design--Steel (4)
Theory and design of structural steel tension members, compression members, beams, beam-columns, and simple connections. Design philosophies. Coverage of the American Institute of Steel Construction Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specification. 4 lectures/ problem-solving. Prerequisite: CE 305.

CE 420/L Digital Mapping/Laboratory (3/1)
Robotic and reflectorless total stations and data collectors; electronic data transfer and interfacing. Laser scanning. Solid and surface modeling tools and theory. Visualization and animation. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 134.

CE 421 Structural Design-Reinforced Concrete (4)
Analysis, design and detailing of reinforced concrete structural components including beams, slabs and columns; with emphasis on strength design theory. Elements of integrated building design with primary emphasis on the impact of lateral forces on building stability. Introduction to working stress theory. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 305.

CE 422L Concrete Testing Laboratory (1)
Composition, proportioning, and testing of concrete mixes. Testing of model reinforced concrete beams. Nondestructive testing of concrete elements for strength, presence of voids and cracks, amount of concrete cover, and size and location of reinforcing bars. 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: ME 218.

CE 424 Foundation and Retaining Wall Design (4)
Analysis and design of structural foundations and retaining walls considering both geotechnical and structural aspects. Spread footings, piles, drilled shafts, cantilever walls. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 326. Corequisite: CE 421.

CE 427/L Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing/Laboratory (3/1)
Interpretation of aerial photographs. Stereoscopy. Close range photogrammetry. Application of aerial surveying to engineering problems, mapping. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 134.

CE 428/L Urban Transportation (3/1)
Study and design of transportation in the urban environment, primarily transit; includes history, nature of problems, alternative solutions, costs of modernization, mass transit trends, the subsidy debate, role of the State and Federal governments, rideshare planning, ADA services, financial plans, the nature and importance of planning and transit planning process. 3 one-hour lecture-discussion; 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 223

CE 429/L Traffic Engineering/Laboratory (3/1)
Driver and vehicle characteristics. Origin and destination studies. Volume, speed and accident studies. Traffic control devices. Channelization design. Parking facilities design. Intersection design. Roadway lighting. Administration and financing of improvements. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 222.

CE 431/L Water Supply Engineering/Laboratory (3/1)
Water pollutants and unit process treatment, water quality, water uses, aeration, sedimentation, coagulation, flocculation, filtration, disinfection, and saline water conversion. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 332, CHM 121.

CE 432/L Water Quality Engineering/Laboratory (3/1)
Wastewater characteristics and unit process. Subjects include characteristics of wastewater, sewer design, requirements for disposal, preliminary treatment, biological processes, and anaerobic digestion. Major wastewater treatment plant design project. 3 lectures/problemsolving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 431.

CE 433/L Structural Design-Timber/Laboratory (2/1)
Design load requirements. Seismic analysis. Fire resistant requirements. Design of wood structural elements including sawn lumber, gluelaminated timber, and plywood. Connection design. Design of complete structural systems for both vertical and lateral loads. 2 lectures/problemsolving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 304.

CE 434/L Industrial and Hazardous Waste Management/Laboratory (3/1)
Source and treatment of industrial waste waters. Elements include materials of construction, volume reduction, neutralization, control and instrumentation, removal of suspended solids, common industrial processes. Major project and associated field trip required. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 432.

CE 437/L Slope Stability and Earth Dams/Laboratory (3/1)
Advanced analysis of soil strength. Evaluation of the stability of earth slopes and design of stable slopes including the use of computer analysis methods. Design and construction of earth dams. Use of soil instrumentation. Field trips. 3 lectures/problem-solving, one 3-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 326.

CE 442 Masonry Design (4)
Properties of clay brick and concrete masonry materials. Analysis and design of reinforced masonry members, and structural systems with emphasis on lateral force analysis of masonry structures and their connections. Applications of code provisions to the design of columns and shear walls. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 421.

CE 445 Earthquake Engineering (4)
Modes of vibration, structural response, observed behavior, and preventive design measures. Implementation of California Building Code and Structural Engineers Association of California requirements. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 406 or CE 421.

CE 451 Engineering Hydrology (4)
Precipitation, weather modification, evaporation, infiltration, hydrographs, probability concepts, river and reservoir routing, and storm drain design. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 332.

CE 456/L Groundwater Transport, Contamination & Remediation (3/1)
Darcy’s equation, flow equations, well mechanics, source and types of contamination, mass transport equations, advection, dispersion, sorption, numerical modeling, nonaqueous phase liquids, remediation methods. 3 one-hour lecture-discussion; 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 325, CE 332.

CE 457 Solid Waste Management (3)
Elements include waste generation, storage, collection, transfer, transport, processing, recovery, and disposal of municipal solid waste. 3 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisite: CE 351.

CE 476 Bridge Design (4)
Structural analysis and design of modern bridge structures. Comprehensive study of influence lines and their application to moving loads. Application of AASHTO specifications to bridge design. Design of steel, reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete bridge structures. Introduction to long span cable-stayed and suspension bridges. Aerodynamic performance of bridges under wind loads. Earthquake response of bridges. Bridge infrastructure, maintenance and rehabilitation. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 406, or CE 421.

CE 480/L Advanced Highway Design/Laboratory (3/1)
Advanced study of highway and street design, including geometry, drainage, soils, materials, and other topics. Includes development of design drawings using CADD design packages. 3 one-hour lecturediscussions; 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 222.

CE 482/L Subdivision Design/Laboratory (3/1)
Engineering and surveying methods in land use planning, design, and construction of subdivision development projects. 3 lectures/problemsolving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 222, CE 332.

CE 484/L Design of Geographical Information Systems /Laboratory (3/1)
Introduction to the theory of spatial information systems. Maps as information systems. Spatial information system theory and feedback. Design of data capture models. Design of data display and output models. Design of data storage and data manipulation models. Design of data dissemination models. The design of spatial information systems in engineering practice. 3 lectures/problem-solving and 1 three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CE 134.

CE 488 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis (4)
Development of the flexibility and stiffness methods of structural analysis for trusses, beams, and frames, with emphasis on the stiffness method. Extension of the stiffness method to determine frequencies and mode shapes for use in the Uniform Building Code’s dynamic lateral force procedure. Use of a commercially-developed analysis program. 4 lectures/problem-solving. Prerequisites: CE 305

CE 491, 492, 493 Comprehensive Civil Engineering Design I, II, III (1,2,1)
Completion of a comprehensive design project that encompasses multiple disciplines within civil engineering. Projects are performed in student groups working under faculty supervision. 1 or 2 one-hour seminars. Prerequisite for CE 491: CE 301, CE 305, CE 332, and CE 362.

CE 499/499A/499L Special Topics for Upper Division Students (1-4)
Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance. Total credit limited to 8 units with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Instruction is by lecture, laboratory, or a combination. Prerequisites: ENG 104 or equivalent.


Graduate Courses

CE 501 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (4)
Typical setup of engineering problem solving by means of the existing mathematical tools, utilizing vector analysis, functions of complex variables, and infinite series. 4 lectures/problem solving.  Prerequisites:  MAT 214, and MAT 216 or MAT 224.

CE 502 Applied Probability Concepts in Civil Engineering (4)
Modeling uncertainty in civil engineering projects. Probability theory and statistical techniques. Temporal and spatial sampling and estimation. Utility theory. Stochastic processes including Markov process. Queue theory and models. Monte Carlo simulation. Reliability and reliability-based design. Applications of probability and statistics for risk assessment in civil engineering.  4 lectures/problem solving.  Prerequisite:  IME 301 or STA 309.

CE 505 GIS Applications in Civil Engineering (4)
Introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques of geographic information systems (GIS). GIS applications in transportation, environmental assessment, water resources management, geo-environmental analyses and other areas in civil engineering. 4 lecture/problem solving.  Prerequisite:  Graduate standing or instructor’s approval.

CE 510 Theory of Plates and Shells (4)
Analysis of plates and shells; bending of thin plates, Fourier solution of simply supported rectangular plates, plates of various shapes and boundaries; plates subject to bending and in-plane membrane type forces; plates on elastic foundations, cylindrical shells, finite difference methods; finite element methods, SAP-2000 and its application to plates and shell-type structures.    4 lecture/problems solving.  Prerequisites: MAT 214, MAT 216 or MAT 224, and CE 305.

CE 517 Advanced Steel Design (4)
Structural analysis and design of steel structures under static and earthquake loads.  Ductility requirement on seismic design.  Behavior and design of steel elements for global and local buckling.  Concepts of plastic analysis and its application.  Design code provisions for special moment resisting, braced, and eccentric braced frames.  Design of composite beams.  Design of connections.  Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) philosophy.  4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 406.

CE 518 Stability of Structures (4)
Stability of Structures (4), Stability of beam columns; elastic and inelastic buckling of straight columns; torsional buckling of bars; lateral buckling of beams; local buckling of plate elements; stability of frames.  4 lectures/problem solving.  Prerequisites:   MAT 214, MAT 216 or MAT 224, and CE 305. 

CE 519 Advanced Masonry Design (4)
Design and analysis of reinforced masonry structural elements including lintel beams, pilasters, and shear walls.  Flexural strength, shear strength, stiffness, and ductility of reinforced masonry elements.  Detailing of reinforcement and design of connections.  Design for seismic loads.  Procedures of both working stress design and strength design.  4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 442.

CE 521 Structural Dynamics (4)
Concepts of the dynamics of elastic bodies.  The free and forced vibration response of single and multi-degree-of-freedom systems.  Duhamel’s integral.  Response spectra.  Linearization of the equations of motion.  Free- and forced- vibration response to continuous systems of longitudinal, transverse and torsional vibrations of structural elements including beams, membranes and plates.  4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 501.

CE 522 Advanced Concrete Design (4)
Advanced design of building frame and shear wall structures.  Design of slender columns and two-way slabs.  Design of connections.  Reinforced concrete system evaluation for seismic resistance including confinement and ductility requirement.  Seismic design of shear walls.  4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 421.

CE 523 Prestressed Concrete Design (4)
Design of prestressed concrete structures.  Methods of prestressing.  Pretensioning and post-tensioning techniques.  Properties of concrete and prestressing steels.  Design for flexure, shear, torsion, camber and deflections.  Design considerations on anchorage/bonding of cables/wire.    4 lecture/problem solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 421.

CE 526 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis (4)
Introduction to theory and application of finite element analysis, topics covered in this course are focused on the structural engineering aspect of the FEM, which are: 1D elements, bars and beams; 2D elements, plates and shells; 3D elements, isoparametric elements; static and dynamic analysis; linear and nonlinear analysis; modeling issues and considerations; and commercial software usage. 4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 305

CE 528 Earthquake-Resistant Design of Structures (4)
Introduction to fundamental concepts in seismic design of structures.  Characterization of earthquakes for design.  Time-history analysis.  Response spectral analysis.  Seismic performance of various structural systems.  Basis for code design procedures.  Force- and displacement-based design.  4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 406, CE 421, CE 521.

CE 531 Advanced Soil Mechanics I (4)
Soil as an engineering material.  Stresses in soil, and elastic responses to loading. Groundwater and seepage in soil; consolidation, secondary compression, and soil improvement methods to control settlement.  Use of finite element seepage analysis.   4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 326.

CE 532 Advanced Soil Mechanics II (4)
Shear sterngth of soils. Theories of lateral earth pressure. Use of numerial analysis software.   4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 531.

CE 533/L Subsurface Exploration and Characterization/Laboratory (3/1)
Methods and techniques of exploring subsurface soil, rock, and groundwater conditions.  Obtaining samples, in-situ and laboratory testing to determine engineering properties.  Interpretation of field and laboratory results to develop engineering parameters for design.  3 lectures/problem-solving, one 3-hour laboratory.  Prerequisite:  CE 532.

CE 534 Advanced Foundation Engineering (4)
Analysis and design of mat foundations.   Analysis and design of deep foundations to resist both vertical and lateral loads.  Soil-structure interaction.  4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 424.

CE 536 Earth Slope Engineering (4)
General slope stability concepts. Soil strength and groundwater conditions. Slope stability analysis methods. Stability charts. Field investigation and instrumentation for landslide problems. Uncertainties in slope stability analysis and quantitative risk analysis.  Slope stabilization methods. Earth dam analysis and design. 4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 532.

CE 538 Rock Mechanics (4)                   
Properties of intact rock and discontinuities. Rock mass strength and deformability. In-situ rock stresses and their measurement. Groundwater flow in rock. Rock mass classification systems. Numerical methods. Analysis and design of rock slopes, tunnels, underground excavations, and rock foundations. Rock fall analysis and mitigation. Case histories in rock engineering.  4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisites:  CE 327L, and GSC 111 or GSC321.

CE 540 Earth Retaining Structures (4)
Lateral earth pressure.  Analysis and design of retaining walls.  Analysis and design of mechanically stabilized earth.  Analysis and design of sheet pile walls both freestanding and anchored.  Analysis and design of braced excavations and tiebacks.  Analysis and design of cellular cofferdams   4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 531.

CE 542 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4)
Introduction to seismology and earthquakes. Seismic hazard analysis. Wave propagation. Dynamic soil properties. Ground response analysis, local site effects, and design ground motions. Soil liquefaction. Seismic slope stability analysis. Seismic design of retaining walls. Remediation of seismic hazards. 4 lectures/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 532.

CE 580 Design of Transportation Surface Facilities (4)
Advanced study of design of surface facilities. It includes geometry, drainage, soils, materials, and other topics of streets and non-motorized facilities, highways, railroads, transit, and harbor/port facilities.  4 lectures/problem-solving.   Prerequisite: CE 222 and CE223.

CE 582 Traffic Flow Analysis (4)
Analysis of properties and models of the flow of vehicles in freeway and network situations. Macroscopic and microscopic perspectives of traffic flow. Study of traffic flow phenomena. 4 lecture/discussion.  Prerequisite:  CE 429

CE 584 Transportation Administration and Policy (4)
Examination of the institutions, legislation, and policies that govern transportation systems and their operations and development in the U.S.  Federal, State, regional and local government involvement in transportation provision and protection.  Public and private partnerships in support of transportation system development. Regulations, regulatory processes and mandates, and their effect on finance, system monitoring, environmental impact reviews, and other concerns.  4 lecture/discussion.  Prerequisite:  CE 223.

CE 586 Public Transportation (4)
Public transportation can be examined from three perspectives: system characteristics and technology, planning and operations, and management and finance.  This course emphasizes the second aspect.  Bus and rail transit are covered.  Planning issues include stop and station location, routing and network design.  Operational issues include scheduling, capacity, speed, dwell times, and others.  4 lecture/discussion.  Prerequisite:  CE 223.

CE 588 Pavement Design (4)
Pavement design:  Layered elastic theory and stress distribution.  Traffic loading and volume.  Pavement materials.  Drainage design.  Pavement performance.  Design of rigid pavement.  Design of flexible pavements. Pavement preservation.  Prerequisite: undergraduate soil mechanics course.  4 lecture/problem solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 326.

CE 590 Traffic Signal Control Design and Operations (4)
Introduction to traffic control systems. Types of traffic control methods. Warrants for placement of various intersection controls. Selection and placement of traffic control equipment. Signal system design and preparation of signal plans and specifications.  Signal timing methods. Analysis of signalized intersection capacity and performance. Ramp metering.  4 lecture/problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 582.

CE 591 Intelligent Transportation Systems (4)
Review of the history of ITS. Study of available ITS technologies and benefits of use. Assessment of ITS case studies.  4 lecture/problem-solving.  Prerequisite: CE 582.

CE 592 Transportation Planning Analysis (4)
Transportation demand forecasting, including the traditional four-step process and activity-based methods.  Analytical components of demand modeling.  Demand modeling applications using computer software.  Transportation and land use modeling, including the Lowry method and integrated approaches.  Emissions analysis using the current version of the MOBILE model.  Role of transportation planning methods in decision-making processes.  4 lecture/ problem-solving.  Prerequisite:  CE 223

CE 594 Airport Engineering (4)
Introduction of aviation systems.  The principal topics to be covered include aircraft performances, airport master plans, as well as planning and design of airside and landside airport facilities.  Two 2-hour lectures / problem-solving.  4 lecture/problem-solving.  Prerequisite: CE 223; Corequisite:  CE 480 or CE 580

CE 599/599A/599L Special Topics for Graduate Students (1-4)
Selected topics comprising new or experimental courses not otherwise offered.  Each offering identified in the current schedule and on the student’s transcript.  Prerequisite: As announced.

CE 690 Research Methods (1)
Emphasis on how to do applied research in civil engineering. It covers the entire research process including: 1) identifying research problems or issues, 2) formulating strategies for solving problems, 3) writing proposals, 4) developing plans and schedules, 5) conducting research, and 6) writing papers and reports. It also discusses strategies and methodologies effective in each phase of the research process.  1 seminar.  Prerequisite:  Completion of 16 units of coursework applicable toward the MSCE degree.

CE 695 Master's Project (2)
Individual and independent work based on the project proposal, plan and scheduled approved by advisor. Regular meetings and discussions with advisor.  May be repeated for up to 4 units total credit.  Prerequisite:  CE 690. 

CE 696 Master's Thesis (2-3)
Individual and independent research work based on the project proposal, plan and scheduled approved by advisor. Regular meetings and discussions with advisor.  Corequisite:  CE 690.  May be repeated for up to 8 units of credit.

CE 699 Master's Degree Continuation (0)
Continued work on a master’s project or thesis once the student has completed CE 695 or CE 696.  This course permits such students to remain in residency during the graduation quarter.  Prerequisite: CE 695 or CE 696.