Civil Engineering (CIVL)

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CIVL 101  Introduction to Civil Engineering  1 Unit  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Introduction to the profession of Civil Engineering and the various sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering. Overview of the professional engineer licensing process. Overview of the CSU, Chico Civil Engineering curriculum and the disciplinary patterns in the curriculum. Discussion of the importance and purpose of both professional societies and graduate education. 3 hours laboratory.  (021141)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 1 unit  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CIVL 130  Surveying  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MATH 120 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Theory and practice in measurement and computation of distances, angles, and areas on the earth's surface. Error of combined measurements analysis. Use of scientific calculator required. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (001484)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CIVL 140  Transportation Planning, Surveying, and Graphics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 130.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course introduces civil engineering design standards, concepts, and procedures related to transportation engineering and construction management. Topics include the standards and design of horizontal curves, vertical curves, and earthwork related to transportation projects in addition to survey staking, state plane coordinates, geographic information systems, and global positioning systems related to project surveying. The laboratory portion of this course includes the application of 3-dimensional graphic modeling software requiring creativity in design, development of construction plans, and operation of modern surveying equipment, such as total stations and GPS systems. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (021126)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CIVL 175  Biological Processes in Environmental Engineering  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: High school biology and chemistry.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Introduction to biological processes used in environmental engineering analysis and design with emphasis on sustainability. Ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, biochemical reactions, photosynthesis, microbial ecology, growth and kinetics. Engineering applications in control of communicable disease, aerobic and anaerobic degradation of organic waste, water quality management, drinking water treatment, wastewater and solid waste treatment, biomass energy, phytotechnology, and bioremediation. 2 hours activity, 2 hours lecture.  (021145)  
General Education: Laboratory Activity (B3); Life Science (B2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. 3 hours lecture.  (001490)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CIVL 199  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (020902)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CIVL 205  Civil Engineering Computing  2 Units  
Prerequisite: PHYS 204A (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Applications of spreadsheets, python programming, and spatial analysis via geographical informational systems (GIS) to civil engineering problems. 4 hours activity.  (001488)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 2 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 211  Statics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MATH 121, PHYS 204A.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Force systems, moments, equilibrium, centroids, and moments of inertia. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (001489)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CIVL 212  Civil Engineering Materials  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CHEM 111.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
The goal of this course is for you to develop an understanding of several types of material behaviors, with emphasis on materials commonly used in the civil engineering profession. Materials studied include wood, steel, concrete, soil, and asphalt paving materials. Technical writing and report formatting are emphasized as well. 2 hours activity, 2 hours lecture.  (021735)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
CIVL 231  Introduction to Environmental Engineering  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CHEM 111, CIVL 175 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Introduction to environmental engineering and sustainability. Topics covered include: global and local environmental issues; UN's sustainable development goals; engineering in developing communities; life cycle assessment; material and energy balances; pollutant fate and transport; principles of green engineering; and environmental engineering pathways. 3 hours lecture.  (021736)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 302W  Engineering Sustainability and Economic Analysis (W)  3 Units  W  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; MATH 105 and MATH 119, or MATH 121; Junior standing.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course provides a foundation for green engineering design through life cycle assessment and life cycle cost analysis considering economically viable, socially just, and environmentally sustainable solutions (triple bottom line). This course teaches quantitative environmental and economic assessment tools. decision-making strategies, risk, sensitivity analysis, and uncertainty analysis. These skills are applied to real-world problems through group projects, emphasizing applied engineering, critical thinking, communication skills and teamwork. 3 hours discussion.  (001495)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required; Writing Course  
CIVL 311  Strength of Materials  4 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 211 with a grade of C- or higher; MATH 260 (may be taken concurrently); CIVL 212 or MECH 210 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Strength and elastic properties of materials of construction; tension, compression, shear, and torsion stresses; deflection and deformation; stress analysis of beams and columns. 4 hours discussion.  (001491)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 313  Structural Mechanics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 311 with a grade of C- or higher; CIVL 205 (may be taken concurrently) or MECH 208 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Fundamentals of structural analysis for beams, trusses, and frames. Topics include loading (including seismic), influence lines, approximate analysis methods, deflection analysis, and statically indeterminate structures. Methods applicable to computer analysis are introduced. 3 hours discussion.  (001499)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 321  Fluid Mechanics  4 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 211 with a grade of C- or higher. Recommended: MATH 260, MECH 320 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Hydrostatics, principles of continuity, work-energy and momentum, viscous effects, dimensional analysis and similitude, flow in closed conduits, drag on objects. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (001496)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 331  Environmental Engineering Chemistry  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 231.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Chemical principles applicable to the analysis of natural and engineered water systems including acid base chemistry, precipitation and dissolution, oxidation-reduction, adsorption-desorption, and complexation. 2 hours activity, 2 hours lecture.  (021737)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 389  Internship in Civil Engr  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Approval of supervising faculty member prior to off-campus assignment.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. This program is designed for students who wish to gain practical work experience with participating civil engineering firms/organizations. 3 hours lecture.  (001504)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 389M  Summer Internship in Civil Engineering  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Approval of supervising faculty member prior to off-campus assignment.  
Typically Offered: Summer session only  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0 - 3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. This program is designed for students who wish to gain practical work experience with participating civil engineering firms/organizations. 0 hours supervision.  (021287)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 0 hours lecture.  (001505)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (001506)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 411  Soil Mechanics and Foundations  4 Units  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; CIVL 321 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Soil properties, tests, and classification. Analysis of soil stresses, consolidation, shear strength, lateral pressures, and ground water movement. Related design consideration involving spread footings, piles, retaining walls, and slopes. Use of programmable scientific calculator required. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (001511)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 413  Advanced Structures  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 313.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Application of the material from CIVL 313 to advanced topics in structural analysis, including virtual work, second-order effects, the stiffness method, structural dynamics, and modal analysis. Use of computer software for the analysis of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional structural systems. Investigation of selected topics. 3 hours lecture.  (021738)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 415  Reinforced Concrete Design  4 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 313. Recommended: CIVL 411.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
The analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures and elements by the strength design method. Laboratory includes experiments on concrete, concrete structural elements, and a design project. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (001514)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 431  Water and Wastewater Engineering  4 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 231 or faculty permission; junior standing.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Introduction to water quality, water supply, distribution, and drinking water treatment; wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal. Disease transmission; water quality parameters; physical, chemical, and biological processes in the treatment of water, wastewater, and biosolids. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (001529)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 441  Transportation Engineering  4 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 140; CIVL 302W (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Transportation systems and facility planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance. Pavement design and traffic engineering fundamentals. Laboratory includes field studies, design exercises, and modeling/forecasting tasks. 3 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory.  (001520)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 4 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 461  Water Resources Engineering  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 205 or MECH 208; CIVL 321 with a grade of C- or higher.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Water resources engineering covers principles of hydraulics and hydrology relevant to civil engineering applications. Topics include open channel hydraulics, rainfall-runoff predictions, ground water hydraulics, water budget modeling, storm water routing, and urban storm water management. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021142)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 495  Professional Issues in Engineering  3 Units  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; senior standing.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
History of engineering, professional registration, codes of ethics, management issues, diversity, outsourcing, intellectual property, international development and technology transfer, sustainable design. A substantial written project with oral presentation is required. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (003716)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 498  Advanced Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: To be established when courses are formulated.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (001537)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (001539)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 499H  Honors Project  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Completion of 12 units of upper-division C E courses, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course may be taken twice for a maximum of 6 units. Prerequisite to the second semester is a B or higher in the first semester. Open by invitation to C E majors who have a GPA among the top 5% of C E students based upon courses taken at CSU, Chico. This is an "Honors in the Major" course; a grade of B or higher in 6 units of 499H certifies the designation of "Honors in the Major" to be printed on the transcript and the diploma. Each 3-unit course will require both formal written and oral presentations. 9 hours supervision.  (001540)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 551  Foundations Engineering  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 411, CIVL 415 (may be taken concurrently).  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
The application of soil mechanics principles to the design of foundations for buildings and earth structures. Integration of structural design and soil response. 3 hours discussion.  (001513)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 554  Steel Design  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 313.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Theory, analysis, and design of steel structural elements and systems using the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) method. 3 hours discussion.  (001500)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 556  Timber Design  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 313.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Theory and design procedures for timber structures and their connections to resist gravity and lateral loads. Basic element design by the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and/or Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods are detailed. Also covered is design of floor and roof systems and shear walls. One or two 3-hour field trips required. 3 hours discussion.  (001516)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 556H  Timber Design - Honors  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 313.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Theory and design procedures for timber structures and their connections to resist gravity and lateral loads. Basic element design by the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) and/or Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) methods are detailed. Also covered is design of floor and roof systems and shear walls. One or two 3-hour field trips required. 3 hours discussion.  (020404)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 558  Earthquake and Wind Engineering  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 415, CIVL 554, or CIVL 556.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Earthquake and wind hazard related to the structural design of buildings. Topics include engineering seismology, wind environment and climatology, structural dynamics, structural loading, and design methodologies. Use of computer software for the static and dynamic analysis of three-dimensional building systems. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (001518)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 558C  Earthquake and Wind Engineering - Capstone  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 415, CIVL 554, or CIVL 556.  
Corequisites: CIVL 595W.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Earthquake and wind hazard related to the structural design of buildings. Topics include engineering seismology, wind environment and climatology, structural dynamics, structural loading, and design methodologies. Use of computer software for the static and dynamic analysis of three-dimensional building systems. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021175)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 558H  Earthquake and Wind Engineering - Honors  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 313, MATH 260. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CIVL 415, CIVL 554, CIVL 556.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Earthquake and wind hazard related to the structural design of buildings. Topics include engineering seismology, wind environment and climatology, structural dynamics, structural loading, and design methodologies. Use of computer software for the static and dynamic analysis of three-dimensional building systems. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (020405)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 561  Hydrology and Open Channels Hydraulics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 461.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Principles and applications of modern hydrology, precipitation, surface-water runoff, and open channel hydraulics. Includes topics in urban hydrology, stormwater controls and pollution controls. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (001526)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 561C  Hydrology and Open Channel Hydraulics Capstone  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 461.  
Corequisites: CIVL 595W.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Principles and application of modern hydrology, precipitation, surface-water runoff, and open channel hydraulics. Includes topics in urban hydrology, stormwater controls, and pollution controls. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021246)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 562  Groundwater Hydrology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 461.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An introduction to modern groundwater hydrology emphasizing quantitative analysis of subsurface flow. Topics include well hydraulics, stream/aquifer interactions, and contaminant transport. Use of modeling tools and techniques is emphasized. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (001498)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 562C  Groundwater Hydrology - Capstone  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 461.  
Corequisites: CIVL 595W.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An introduction to modern groundwater hydrology emphasizing quantitative analysis of subsurface flow. Topics include well hydraulics, stream/aquifer interactions, and contaminant transport. Use of modeling tools and techniques is emphasized. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021177)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 564  Spatial Hydrology  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 461; ERTH 380 for ERTH majors.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course builds on aspects of the rapidly emerging field of spatial hydrology, GIS, and Python introduced during earlier coursework. As spatially explicit remotely sensed and numerically modeled hydrology and climate datasets continue to increase, students need new tools to manage, analyze, and visualize them. This course focuses on applying two core tools already introduced to students in earlier classes (i.e. geographic information systems (GIS) and Python) to a culminating capstone project focused on managing, analyzing, and visualizing how real-world hydrology and climate data sets are changing in space and time. 2 hours activity, 2 hours lecture.  (022207)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 564C  Spatial Hydrology - Capstone  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 461; ERTH 380 for ERTH majors.  
Corequisites: CIVL 595W.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course builds on aspects of the rapidly emerging field of spatial hydrology, GIS, and Python introduced during earlier coursework. As spatially explicit remotely sensed and numerically modeled hydrology and climate datasets continue to increase, students need new tools to manage, analyze, and visualize them. This course focuses on applying two core tools already introduced to students in earlier classes (i.e. geographic information systems (GIS) and Python) to a culminating capstone project focused on managing, analyzing, and visualizing how real-world hydrology and climate data sets are changing in space and time. 2 hours activity, 2 hours lecture.  (022208)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 567  Pipeline Hydraulics and Design  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 302W, CIVL 461.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Quantitative analysis of pressurized pipelines, pipe networks. The course includes analysis of transients in pipeline systems caused by valve movement, pump power failure, etc; design of transient control devices. 3 hours discussion.  (001528)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 571  Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 431 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Natural systems for the treatment of wastewater; transmission of excreta-related infections; treatment systems for removal of pathogens; wastewater and biosolids reuse in agriculture and aquaculture. Special emphasis on the problems of developing countries. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (001533)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 571C  Natural Systems for Wastewater Treatment - Capstone  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 431.  
Corequisites: CIVL 595W.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Natural systems for the treatment of wastewater; transmission of excreta-related infections; treatment systems for removal of pathogens; wastewater and biosolids reuse in agriculture and aquaculture. Special emphasis on the problems of developing countries. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021241)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 573  Water Quality and Contaminant Transport  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 231 or CIVL 431.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course introduces and develops fundamental chemical concepts that explain pollutant fate and transport in soil, water, and air. In addition to chemical concepts, students learn how to develop and apply remediation strategies based on contaminant behavior. Remedial system design addresses topics such as acid mine drainage, organic solvent contaminated groundwater, crude oil in surface water, and other areas of student interest. 3 hours discussion.  (001535)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; Laptop required  
CIVL 575  Solid and Hazardous Waste Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 431 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An introduction to the handling and management of solid and hazardous wastes. Emphasis on state-of-the-art engineering techniques and contemporary management issues based on social, economic, and legal considerations; risk assessment; case studies. Special emphasis on problems of developing countries. 3 hours discussion.  (001536)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 575C  Solid and Hazardous Waste Management - Capstone  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 431 or faculty permission.  
Corequisites: CIVL 595W.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An introduction to the handling and management of solid and hazardous wastes. Emphasis on state-of-the-art engineering techniques and contemporary management issues based on social, economic, and legal considerations; risk assessment; case studies. Special emphasis on problems of developing countries. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021326)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 586  Advanced Transportation Engineering Design  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 441.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course presents selected topics in advanced transportation engineering techniques, design, and analysis. These topics cover the advanced technologies in the areas of transportation pavements, transportation materials, traffic engineering, and travel demand modeling. The course is also designed to equip students with practical design oriented experience with comprehensive knowledge learned through previous transportation related classes. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021248)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 586C  Advanced Transportation Engineering Design - Capstone  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 441.  
Corequisites: CIVL 595W.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
This course presents selected topics in advanced transportation engineering techniques, design, and analysis. These topics cover the advanced technologies in the areas of transportation pavements, transportation materials, traffic engineering, and travel demand modeling. The course is also designed to equip students with practical design oriented experience with comprehensive knowledge learned through previous transportation related courses. 2 hours activity, 2 hours discussion.  (021261)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 592  Construction Engineering and Management  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 302W (may be taken concurrently), CIVL 411.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Introduction to construction engineering and management. Cost estimation for contract construction and engineering, including labor, material, equipment, and overhead costs. Construction procedures, equipment and methods; efficient use of excavation and hauling equipment operations. Application of crew balance, process chart and operations research techniques to construction operations. Planning, scheduling, and progress controls of construction operations. One or two three-hour field trips may be required. 3 hours discussion.  (001510)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 595W  Capstone Design Project (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1) requirement, GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; Junior standing.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course provides a broad-based capstone design experience in a coordinated semester long project. In support of the design project, emphasis is placed on fundamentals of technical writing, contracts, and specifications common to many fields of civil engineering. 3 hours discussion.  (021174)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
CIVL 598  Advanced Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: To be established when courses are formulated.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (020084)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
CIVL 599  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (020171)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
CIVL 682  Introduction to Pavement Preservation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Bachelor's Degree or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An overview of terms related to pavement management systems and their use in identifying both functional and structural distresses in flexible and rigid pavement and their role in pavement preservation strategies. 3 hours lecture.  (020773)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 684  Rigid Pavement Preservation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: CIVL 682 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
Rigid pavement distress causes and measurements; project selection for preservation methods; construction best practices for preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation processes. 3 hours lecture.  (020775)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division; Sustainable Course  
CIVL 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (001551)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
CIVL 698  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (001550)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
CIVL 699P  Master's Project  1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: See the department secretary.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (001558)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
CIVL 699T  Master's Thesis  1-6 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a master's study offered as either a Master's Thesis or as a Master's Project for 1.0-6.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (001555)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: CR/NC  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division