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This archived information is dated to the 2008-09 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Graduate courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Primarily for graduate students; undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor.

CEE 200A. Teaching of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Required of CEE Ph.D. students. Strategies for effective teaching and introduction to engineering pedagogy. Topics: problem solving techniques and learning styles, individual and group instruction, the role of TAs, balancing other demands, grading. Teaching exercises. Register for quarter of teaching assistantship. 200A. Aut, 200B. Win, 200C. Spr

1 unit, Aut (Chui, T)

CEE 200B. Teaching of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Required of CEE Ph.D. students. Strategies for effective teaching and introduction to engineering pedagogy. Topics: problem solving techniques and learning styles, individual and group instruction, the role of TAs, balancing other demands, grading. Teaching exercises. Register for quarter of teaching assistantship. May be repeated for credit. 200A. Aut, 200B. Win, 200C. Spr

1 unit, Win (Chui, T)

CEE 200C. Teaching of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Required of CEE Ph.D. students. Strategies for effective teaching and introduction to engineering pedagogy. Topics: problem solving techniques and learning styles, individual and group instruction, the role of TAs, balancing other demands, grading. Teaching exercises. Register for quarter of teaching assistantship. May be repeated for credit. 200A. Aut, 200B. Win, 200C. Spr

1 unit, Spr (Chui, T)

CEE 201D. Computations in Civil and Environmental Engineering

(Same as CEE 101D.) Computational and visualization methods in the design and analysis of civil and environmental engineering systems. Focus is on applications of MATLAB. How to develop a more lucid and better organized programming style.

3 units, Aut (Kitanidis, P; Liu, X)

CEE 202. Construction Claims Analysis and Resolution

Concepts include cost overrun and schedule delay analysis, contracts and other legal topics, and resolution of construction disputes. Introduction to construction law.

3-4 units, Win (Groves, R; Tucker, A; London, M)

CEE 203. Probabilistic Models in Civil Engineering

Introduction to probability modeling and statistical analysis in civil engineering. Emphasis is on the practical issues of model selection, interpretation, and calibration. Application of common probability models used in civil engineering including Poisson processes and extreme value distributions. Parameter estimation. Linear regression.

3-4 units, Aut (Baker, J)

CEE 204. Structural Reliability

Procedures for evaluating the safety of structural components and systems. First-and second-order estimates of failure probabilities of engineered systems. Sensitivity of failure probabilities to assumed parameter values. Measures of the relative importance of random variables. Reliability of systems with multiple failure modes. Reliability updating. Simulation methods and variance reduction techniques. Prerequisite: 203 or equivalent.

3-4 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 206. Decision and Stochastic Processes Models in Civil Engineering

Current challenges in selecting an appropriate site, alternate design, or retrofit strategy based on environmental, economic, and social factors through applications of decision science. Basics of decision theory with examples from civil engineering problems. Theory and methods for modeling of loads, structural parameters, environmental effects, rainfall, and other processes in civil engineering. Stochastic models include Poisson, compound Poisson, filtered Poisson, non-homogenous Poisson, and Markov processes. Prerequisite: CEE 203 or equivalent.

3-4 units, Aut (Kiremidjian, A)

CEE 206A. Decision Models in Civil Engineering

For advanced graduate students in CEE. Applications of decision science to address current challenges in selecting an appropriate site and appropriate design or retrofit strategy based on environmental, economic, and social factors. Examples from everyday civil and environmental engineering problems. Prerequisite: CEE 203 or equivalent.

2 units, Aut (Kiremidjian, A)

CEE 207A. Energy Resources

(Same as CEE 173A, EARTHSYS 103.) Fossil and renewable energy resources: oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydropower, solar, geothermal, biomass, wind, ocean energy, and energy efficiency. Topics for each resource: resource abundance, location, recovery, conversion, consumption, end-uses, environmental impacts, economics, policy, and technology. Buildings, transportation, the electricity industry, and energy in the developing world. Required field trips to local energy facilities. Optional discussion section for extra unit.

4-5 units, Aut (Woodward, J)

CEE 210. Building Information Modeling

(Same as CEE 110.) (Graduate students register for 210.) Creation, management, and application of building information models. Process and tools available for creating 2D and 3D computer representations of building components and geometries. Organizing and operating on models to produce architectural views and construction documents, renderings and animations, and interface with analysis tools. Lab exercises, class projects. Limited enrollment.

4 units, Aut (Katz, G)

CEE 211. Multidisciplinary Modeling and Analysis

(Same as CEE 111.) (Graduate students register for 211.) Computer modeling, visualization, analysis, and graphical communication of building projects. Use of 3D models in laser scanning, rendering, animation, daylight, energy, cost, structural, lighting analysis, and computer controlled fabrication. Underlying 3D computer representations, and analysis tools and their applications. Guest lectures, lab exercises, class project. Prerequisite: 110 or CAD experience.

4 units, Win (Kunz, J)

CEE 215. Goals and Methods of Sustainable Building Projects

(Same as CEE 115.) (Graduate students register for 215.) Goals related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and economic and social sustainability. Methods to integrate these goals and enhance the economic, ecological, and equitable value of building projects. Industry and academic rating systems, project case studies, guest lecturers, and group project.

3 units, Aut (Haymaker, J)

CEE 222A. Computer Integrated Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) Global Teamwork

Crossdisciplinary, collaborative, geographically distributed, and multicultural project-based teamwork. AEC teams exercise their domain knowledge and information technologies in a multidisciplinary context focusing on the design and construction concept development phase of a comprehensive building project. Prerequisite: interview with instructor in Autumn Quarter.

3 units, Win (Fruchter, R)

CEE 222B. Computer Integrated Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) Global Teamwork

Global AEC student teams continue their project activity focusing on the most challenging concept developed in 222A and chosen jointly with their client. Comprehensive team project focusing on design and construction, including: project development and documentation; detailing, 3D and 4D modeling, simulation, sustainable concepts, cost benefit analysis, and life-cycle cost analysis; and final project presentation of product and process. Prerequisite: CEE 222A.

2 units, Spr (Fruchter, R)

CEE 223A. Design and Construction of Steel Structures

Using a 15-story steel building project, students analyze the implications of design decisions on the fabrication and erection of steel structures. Emphasis is on integration of design and construction of different types of steel structures. The implications on structural performance, cost and construction schedule, and evaluation of design alternatives. Economic considerations. Other topics include planning for lead times, floor systems and lateral load resisting systems, composite floor systems, innovative lateral load resisting systems, economics of steel structures, design and construction of steel connections, implication of design decisions related to welding and bolting. Prerequisite: 181 or equivalent.

3-4 units, Aut (Miranda, E)

CEE 223B. Design and Construction of Concrete Structures

Implications of design decisions in the structural performance, cost, and construction schedule of concrete structures. Emphasis is on integration of design and construction of concrete structures and on economic considerations. Reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures. Evaluation of design alternatives. Economic considerations in the selection of floor systems and lateral resisting systems for buildings. Design and construction of beams, one way slabs, post-tensioned slabs, beam-column joints and structural walls. Design and construction of precast and post-tensioned elements, and of connections in precast elements. Prerequisite: 182 or equivalent.

3-4 units, not given this year

CEE 224A. Sustainable Development Studio

(Undergraduates, see 124.) Project-based. Sustainable design, development, use and evolution of buildings; connections of building systems to broader resource systems. Areas include architecture, structure, materials, energy, water, air, landscape, and food. Projects use a cradle-to-cradle approach focusing on technical and biological nutrient cycles and information and knowledge generation and organization. May be repeated for credit.

1-5 units, Aut (Lin, M), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff)

CEE 225. Field Surveying Laboratory

(Same as CEE 140.) Graduate students register for 225. Friday afternoon laboratory provides practical surveying experience. Additional morning classes to prepare for the afternoon sessions. Hands-on operation of common traditional field survey tools ; introduction to the newest generation of digital measuring, positioning, and mapping tools. Emphasis is on the concept of using the data collected in the field as the basis for subsequent engineering and economic decisions.

3 units, Spr (Redd, T)

CEE 226. Life Cycle Assessment for Complex Systems

Life cycle modeling of products, industrial processes, and infrastructure/building systems; material and energy balances for large interdependent systems; environmental accounting; and life cycle costing. These methods, based on ISO 14000 standards, are used to examine emerging technologies, such as biobased products, building materials, building integrated photovoltaics, and alternative design strategies, such as remanufacturing, dematerialization, LEED, and Design for Environment: DfE. Student teams complete a life cycle assessment of a product or system chosen from industry.

3-4 units, Aut (Staff)

CEE 226E. Advanced Topics in Integrated, Energy-Efficient Building Design

Innovative methods and systems for the integrated design and evaluation of energy efficient buildings. Guest practitioners and researchers in energy efficient buildings. Student initiated final project.

2 units, Spr (Staff)

CEE 227. Global Project Finance

(Same as GSBGEN 394.) Public and private sources of finance for large, complex, capital-intensive projects in developed and developing countries. Benefits and disadvantages, major participants, risk sharing, and challenges of project finance in emerging markets. Financial, economic, political, cultural, and technological elements that affect project structures, processes, and outcomes. Case studies.

3-5 units, Win (Orr, R)

CEE 228. Innovative Global Construction Technology

(Formerly 245T.) Five-week class. How innovative companies invent new construction processes based on relative local labor, and materials and equipment cost, availability, and capabilities, and developed from experience and knowledge of construction technology in bridge, tunnel, and high-rise building. The process of generating new ideas. Industry guest speakers address the link between product/process innovation and construction technology.

2 units, Win (Brockmann, C)

CEE 232. Interplay of Architecture and Engineering

(Same as CEE 132.) The range of requirements that drive a building's design including architecture, engineering, constructability, building codes, and budget. Case studies illustrate how structural and mechanical systems are integrated into building types including residential, office, commercial, and retail. In-class studio work.

4 units, not given this year

CEE 235A. Parametrics: Applications in Architecture and Product Design

(Same as CEE 135A.) Precedents in architecture and product design; methods for modeling, prototyping, and fabrication. How to combine design intentions and digital logics with physical and material constraints. Students develop a case study and small design projects using a parametric approach at the scales of architecture and product.

4 units, Aut (Flager, F)

CEE 236. Green Architecture

(Same as CEE 136.) Preference to Architectural Design and CEE majors; others by consent of instructor. An architectural design studio exploring the Stanford Green Dorm project. Initial sessions develop a working definition of sustainable design and strategies for greening the built environment in preparation for design studio work. Enrollment limited to 14. Prerequisites: 31 or 31Q, and 110 and 130.

4 units, not given this year

CEE 240. Design and Management of Construction Operations

Designing on-site construction processes including: goals, roles, responsibilities, performance metrics; inputs/outputs; labor and capital intensive construction methods, task assignments and crew instructions, safety management and site supervision, and productivity measurement; value stream modeling, materials management, daily and weekly progress, and financial reports; site operations and management; observation methods for field operations; construction process modeling and simulation methods; and digital models for planning and executing site operations. Field and computer lab work. Prerequisite: 100 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Recommended corequisite: 241.

3 units, Win (Fischer, M)

CEE 241. Managing Fabrication and Construction

Methods to manage the physical production of construction projects; design, analysis, and optimization of the fabricate-assemble process including performance metrics. Project management techniques and production system design including: push versus pull methods; master scheduling and look-ahead scheduling; scope, cost, and schedule control; earned value analysis; critical path method; location-based scheduling; 4D modeling; workflow; trade coordination; methods to understand uncertainty and reduce process variability; and supply chain systems including made-to-stock, engineered-to-order, and made-to-order. Prerequisite: 100 or consent of instructor. Recommended corequisite: 240.

3 units, Aut (Fischer, M)

CEE 242. Organization Design for Projects and Companies

Introduction to organizational behavior. Information-processing theory and computer analysis tools to design organizations for projects and companies; practice facilitating 12-person case study discussion groups. Cases focus primarily on engineering and construction organizations, but applicable to project-based organizations in all industries.

3-4 units, Aut (Levitt, R)

CEE 242A. Creating Sustainable Development

(Same as CEE 142A.) How the built environment influences the way people interact with each other in communities. Case studies. How tradeoffs among economic, ecological, and social benefits can be managed. Frameworks for managing stakeholder processes including negotiating multiparty processes. Group project. Enrollment limited to 50.

3 units, Win (Christensen, S)

CEE 243. Integrated Concurrent Engineering

(Same as CEE 143.) Computer-based models in building design and construction. Virtual design and construction (VDC): the use of multidisciplinary performance models of design-construction projects, including the product (facilities), work processes, organization of the design-construction-operation team, and economic impact (model of both cost and value of capital investments) to support business objectives. Opportunity for 4-day mini-internship at an A/E/C company over Spring break. Prerequisite for undergraduates: 100 or consent of instructor. Recommended for graduate students: 241, 242.

3-4 units, not given this year

CEE 244. Fundamentals of Construction Accounting and Finance

Concepts of financial accounting and economics emphasizing the construction industry. Financial statements, accounting concepts, project accounting methods, and the nature of project costs. Case study of major construction contractor. Ownership structure, working capital, and the sources and uses of funds.

2 units, Aut (Tucker, A; Meyer, P)

CEE 245A. Global Project Seminar

Issues related to large, complex, global development projects including infrastructure development, urban and rural development, and the development of new cities. Guest presentations by industry practitioners and academics, including: Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail and architect of NanoCity; Ian Bremmer, CEO of the Eurasia Group, and Greg Huger, managing director of AirliePartners. May be repeated for credit.

3 units, not given this year

CEE 246. Managing Engineering and Construction Companies

Management of design and construction companies in the architecture-engineering-construction industry. Focus is on management of risks inherent in the A/E/C industry: developing business strategies and organizations to cope with cyclical demand, alternative contracting approaches, managing receivables and cash flow, administration of human resources, safety, quality, insurance, and bonding. Students play different management roles in a computer simulation of a construction company. Prerequisites: introductory accounting course such as ENGR 60, CEE 244A, or MS&E 140.

4 units, Spr (Levitt, R)

CEE 246A. Engineering Economy Primer

Satisfies the engineering economy prerequisite for 246 or 253. Application of engineering economy concepts and principles to the construction industry. Equivalence concept; interest formulas; value of money across time; present value, annual cash flow, internal rate of return and benefit-cost methods; retirement and replacement; depreciation; capital budgeting; and sensitivity and risk analysis. Construction finance concepts, loans, mortgages, and construction pro formas.

2 units, Aut (Koen Cohen, N)

CEE 247. Cases in Personality, Leadership, and Negotiation

(Same as CEE 147.) Case studies target personality issues, risk willingness, and life skills essential for real world success. Failures, successes, and risk willingness in individual and group tasks based on the professor's experience as small business owner and construction engineer. Required full afternoon field trips to local sites. Application downloaded from coursework must be submitted before first class; mandatory first class attendance. No auditors.

3 units, Spr (Clough, R)

CEE 248. Real Estate Development

Critical activities and key participants. Topics: conceptual and feasibility studies, market perspectives, the public roles, steps for project approval, project finance, contracting and construction, property management, and sales. Group projects focus on actual developments now in the planning stage. Enrollment limited to 24; priority to graduate majors in the department's CEM and GSB programs. Prerequisites: 241, 244A or equivalent, ENGR 60.

3 units, Spr (Kroll, M)

CEE 249. Labor and Industrial Relations: Negotiations, Strikes, and Dispute Resolution

Labor/management negotiations, content of a labor agreement, strikes, dispute resolution, contemporary issues affecting labor and management, and union versus open shop competitiveness in the marketplace. Case studies; presentations by union leaders, legal experts, and contractor principals. Simulated negotiation session with union officials and role play in an arbitration hearing.

2 units, Win (Walton, M)

CEE 251. Negotiation

(Same as CEE 151, ME 207, MS&E 285.) Negotiation styles and processes to help students conduct and review negotiations. Workshop format integrating intellectual and experiential learning. Exercises, presentations, live and field examples, and individual and small group reviews. Application required before first day of class; see Coursework.

3 units, Aut (Christensen, S), Spr (Christensen, S)

CEE 252. Technical Fundamentals of Sustainable Construction

Balancing sustainability and traditional project objectives in providing technical support for concrete and steel construction operations. Concrete materials, properties of fresh concrete. Resources and methods for batching, transporting, placing, finishing, and curing concrete. Design, fabrication, and use of formwork. Detailing, fabricating, erecting, and connecting structural steel. Lifting equipment and lift planning. Welding processes, operations, and quality control. Group field trip reports, course projects. Corequisite: 258.

3 units, Win (Tatum, C)

CEE 253A. Sustainable Earthwork Construction

Balancing sustainability and traditional project objectives in planning and providing technical support for earthwork construction operations. Construction properties of soil. Technical fundamentals and description of earthwork equipment and operations. Planning, selecting equipment, estimating production rates.

1 unit, Spr (Tatum, C)

CEE 254. Cases in Estimating Costs

(Same as CEE 154.) Students participate in bidding contests requiring cost determination in competitive markets. Monetary forces driving the construction industry as general principles applicable to any competitive business. Cases based on field trips and professor's experience as small business owner and construction engineer. Required full afternoon field trips to local sites. Limited enrollment; no auditors. Prerequisites: consent or intructor and application downloaded from CourseWork prior to start of class.

3 units, Aut (Clough, R)

CEE 256. Building Systems

(Same as CEE 156.) HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems for commercial and institutional buildings, with a focus on energy efficient design. Knowledge and skills required in the development of low-energy buildings that provide high quality environment for occupants.

4 units, Spr (Kolderup, E)

CEE 257. Building Systems Practice

Technical fundamentals, major components, connecting elements, field operations for active building systems: HVAC, electric power, water and waste, fire protection, control and instrumentation and vertical transportation. Sustainability, integration and coordination, commissioning.

1 unit, Spr (Tatum, C)

CEE 258. Donald R. Watson Seminar in Construction Engineering and Management

Seminar; field trips. Focus is on technical aspects of concrete construction, steel construction, and earthwork. May be repeated for credit.

1 unit, Win (Tatum, C)

CEE 259. Career Skills Seminar

(Same as CEE 159.) (Graduate students register for 259.) Factors required for successful careers. Guest speakers. Case studies. Participation in real world corporate interviews, testing, and reviews conducted by industry trainers. Limited enrollment; no auditors. Prerequisite: application downloaded from CourseWork prior to start of class.

2 units, Aut (Clough, R)

CEE 259A. Construction Problems

Group-selected problems in construction techniques, equipment, or management; preparation of oral and written reports. Guest specialists from the construction industry. See 299 for individual studies. Prerequisites: graduate standing in CEM program and consent of instructor.

1-3 units, Aut (Staff)

CEE 259B. Construction Problems

Group-selected problems in construction techniques, equipment, or management; preparation of oral and written reports. Guest specialists from the construction industry. See 299 for individual studies. Prerequisites: graduate standing in CEM program and consent of instructor.

1-3 units, Win (Staff)

CEE 259C. Construction Problems

Group-selected problems in construction techniques, equipment, or management; preparation of oral and written reports. Guest specialists from the construction industry. See 299 for individual studies. Prerequisites: graduate standing in CEM program and consent of instructor.

1-3 units, Spr (Staff)

CEE 260A. Physical Hydrogeology

(Same as EESS 220.) (Formerly GES 230.) Theory of underground water occurrence and flow, analysis of field data and aquifer tests, geologic groundwater environments, solution of field problems, and groundwater modeling. Introduction to groundwater contaminant transport and unsaturated flow. Lab. Prerequisite: elementary calculus.

4 units, Aut (Gorelick, S; Walker, K)

CEE 260B. Surface and Near-Surface Hydrologic Response

(Same as GES 237.) Quantitative review of process-based hydrology and geomorphology. Introduction to finite-difference and finite-element methods of numerical analysis. Topics: biometeorology, unsaturated and saturated subsurface fluid flow, overland and open channel flow, and physically-based simulation of coupled surface and near-surface hydrologic response. Links hydrogeology, soil physics, and surface water hydrology.

3 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 260C. Contaminant Hydrogeology

(Same as EESS 221.) (Formerly GES 231.) For earth scientists and engineers. Environmental and water resource problems involving contaminated groundwater. The processes affecting contaminant migration through porous media including interactions between dissolved substances and solid media. Conceptual and quantitative treatment of advective-dispersive transport with reacting solutes. Predictive models of contaminant behavior controlled by local equilibrium and kinetics. Modern methods of contaminant transport simulation and optimal aquifer remediation. Prerequisite: GES 230 or CEE 260A or equivalent.

4 units, Spr (Gorelick, S)

CEE 262A. Hydrodynamics

The flow of incompressible viscous fluid; emphasis is on developing an understanding of fluid dynamics that can be applied to environmental flows. Topics: kinematics of fluid flow; equations of mass and momentum conservation (including density variations); some exact solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations; appropriate analysis of fluid flows including Stokes flows, potential flows, and laminar boundary layers; and an introduction to the effects of rotation and stratification through scaling analysis of fluid flows. Prerequisites: 101B or consent of instructor; and some knowledge of vector calculus and differential equations.

3-4 units, Aut (Monismith, S)

CEE 262B. Transport and Mixing in Surface Water Flows

Application of fluid mechanics to problems of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. Mathematical models of advection, diffusion, and dispersion. Application of theory to problems of transport and mixing in rivers, estuaries, and lakes and reservoirs. Recommended: 262A and CME 102 (formerly ENGR 155A), or equivalents.

3-4 units, Win (Monismith, S)

CEE 262C. Modeling and Simulation for Civil and Environmental Engineers

Mathematical and computational methods for modeling and simulation. The use of Matlab for topics including predator-prey problems, buckling, transport and mixing, wave modeling, flow reactors, and traffic flow. Prerequisites: CME 102 and 104, or equivalents.

3 units, Spr (Fringer, O), Sum (Staff)

CEE 262D. Introduction to Physical Oceanography

(Same as CEE 164, EARTHSYS 164.) The dynamic basis of oceanography. Topics: physical environment; conservation equations for salt, heat, and momentum; geostrophic flows; wind-driven flows; the Gulf Stream; equatorial dynamics and ENSO; thermohaline circulation of the deep oceans; and tides. Prerequisite: PHYSICS 41 (formerly 53).

4 units, Win (Fong, D)

CEE 262E. Lakes and Reservoirs

Physics and water quality dynamics in lakes and reservoirs. Implementation of physical and biogeochemical processes in 1-D models. Recommended: 262B.

2-3 units, Spr (Fong, D)

CEE 262F. Ocean Waves

The fluid mechanics of surface gravity waves in the ocean of relevance to engineers and oceanographers. Topics include irrotational waves, wave dispersion, wave spectra, effects of bathymetry (shoaling), mass transport, effects of viscosity, and mean currents driven by radiation stresses. Prerequisite: CEE 262A or a graduate class in fluid mechanics.

3 units, Win (Monismith, S)

CEE 263A. Air Pollution Modeling

The numerical modeling of urban, regional, and global air pollution focusing on gas chemistry and radiative transfer. Stratospheric, free-tropospheric, and urban chemistry. Methods for solving stiff systems of chemical ordinary differential, including the multistep implicit-explicit method, Gear's method with sparse-matrix techniques, and the family method. Numerical methods of solving radiative transfer, coagulation, condensation, and chemical equilibrium problems. Project involves developing a basic chemical ordinary differential equation solver. Prerequisite: CS 106A or equivalent.

3-4 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 263B. Numerical Weather Prediction

Numerical weather prediction. Continuity equations for air and water vapor, the thermodynamic energy equation, and momentum equations derived for the atmosphere. Numerical methods of solving partial differential equations, including finite-difference, finite-element, semi-Lagrangian, and pseudospectral methods. Time-stepping schemes: the forward-Euler, backward-Euler, Crank-Nicolson, Heun, Matsuno, leapfrog, and Adams-Bashforth schemes. Boundary-layer turbulence parameterizations, soil moisture, and cloud modeling. Project developing a basic weather prediction model. Prerequisite: CS 106A or equivalent.

3-4 units, Spr (Jacobson, M), alternate years, not given next year

CEE 263C. Weather and Storms

(Same as CEE 63.) Daily and severe weather and global climate. Topics: structure and composition of the atmosphere, fog and cloud formation, rainfall, local winds, wind energy, global circulation, jet streams, high and low pressure systems, inversions, el Niņo, la Niņa, atmosphere/ocean interactions, fronts, cyclones, thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, pollutant transport, global climate and atmospheric optics.

3 units, Aut (Jacobson, M)

CEE 263D. Air Pollution: From Urban Smog to Global Change

(Same as CEE 64.) Survey of urban- through global-scale air pollution. Topics: the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, indoor air pollution, urban smog formation, history of discovery of atmosphere chemicals, visibility, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, historical climate, global warming, stratospheric ozone reduction, Antarctic ozone destruction, air pollution transport across political boundaries, the effects of air pollution on ultraviolet radiation, and impacts of energy systems on the atmosphere.

3 units, Win (Jacobson, M)

CEE 264A. Rivers, Streams, and Canals

(Same as CEE 161A.) The movement of water through natural and engineered channels, streams, and rivers. Equations and theory (mass, momentum, and energy equations) for steady and unsteady descriptions of the flow. Design of flood-control and canal systems. Flow controls such as weirs and sluice gates; gradually varied flow; Saint-Venant equations and flood waves; and method of characteristics. Open channel flow laboratory experiments: controls such as weirs and gates, gradually varied flow, and waves. Students taking lab section register for 4 units. Prerequisites: 101B, 160. (Fong)

3-4 units, Aut (Fong, D)

CEE 265A. Sustainable Water Resources Development

Alternative criteria for judging the sustainability of projects. Application of criteria to evaluate sustainability of water resources projects in several countries. Case studies illustrate the role of political, social, economic, and environmental factors in decision making. Influence of international aid agencies and NGOs on water projects. Evaluation of benefit-cost analysis and environmental impact assessment as techniques for enhancing the sustainability of future projects. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Environmental and Water Studies, or consent of instructor.

3 units, Spr (Ortolano, L)

CEE 265C. Water Resources Management

Principles of surface and ground water resources management in the context of water scarcity and hydrologic uncertainty. Topics include reservoir, river basin, and aquifer management, conjunctive use of surface and ground water, wastewater reuse, and demand management. Technical, economic, social, and political elements of water management.

3 units, Spr (Findikakis, A)

CEE 265D. Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

(Same as CEE 165D.) Economic, social, political, and technical aspects of sustainable water supply and sanitation service provision in developing countries. Case studies from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Service pricing, alternative institutional structures including privatization, and the role of consumer demand and community participation in the planning process. Environmental and public health considerations, and strategies for serving low-income households. Limited enrollment. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

3 units, Spr (Davis, J)

CEE 266A. Watersheds and Wetlands

(Same as CEE 166A.) Introduction to the occurrence and movement of water in the natural environment and its role in creating and maintaining terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic habitat. Hydrologic processes, including precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, snowmelt, infiltration, subsurface flow, runoff, and streamflow. Rivers and lakes, springs and swamps. Emphasis is on observation and measurement, data analysis, modeling, and prediction. Prerequisite: 101B or equivalent. (Freyberg)

3 units, Aut (Freyberg, D)

CEE 266B. Floods and Droughts, Dams and Aqueducts

(Same as CEE 166B.) Sociotechnical systems associated with human use of water as a resource and the hazards posed by too much or too little water. Potable and non-potable water use and conservation. Irrigation, hydroelectric power generation, rural and urban water supply systems, storm water management, flood damage mitigation, and water law and institutions. Emphasis is on engineering design. Prerequisite: 166A or equivalent. (Freyberg)

3 units, Win (Freyberg, D)

CEE 266C. Advanced Topics in Hydrology and Water Resources

Graduate seminar. Focus is on one or more hydrologic processes or water resources systems. Topics vary based on student and instructor interest. Examples include freshwater wetland hydrology, watershed-scale hydrologic modeling, renaturalization of stream channels, reservoir sediment management, and dam removal. Enrollment limited. Prerequisites: 266A,B, or equivalents. Recommended: 260A or equivalent.

3 units, Spr (Freyberg, D), alternate years, not given next year

CEE 266D. Water Resources and Water Hazards Field Trips

(Same as CEE 166D.) Introduction to water use and water hazards via weekly field trips to local and regional water resources facilities (dams, reservoirs, fish ladders and hatcheries, pumping plants, aqueducts, hydropower plants, and irrigation systems) and flood damage mitigation facilities (storm water detention ponds, channel modifications, flood control dams, and reservoirs). Each trip preceded by an orientation lecture.

2 units, Win (Freyberg, D)

CEE 268. Groundwater Flow

Flow and mass transport in porous media. Applications of potential flow theory and numerical modeling methods to practical groundwater problems: flow to and from wells, rivers, lakes, drainage ditches; flow through and under dams; streamline tracing; capture zones of wells; and mixing schemes for in-situ remediation. Prerequisites: calculus and introductory fluid mechanics.

3-4 units, Win (Kitanidis, P)

CEE 269. Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology Seminar

Problems in all branches of water resources. Talks by visitors, faculty, and students. May be repeated for credit.

1 unit, Spr (Monismith, S)

CEE 270. Movement and Fate of Organic Contaminants in Waters

Transport of chemical constituents in surface and groundwater including advection, dispersion, sorption, interphase mass transfer, and transformation; impacts on water quality. Emphasis is on physicochemical processes and the behavior of hazardous waste contaminants. Prerequisites: undergraduate chemistry and calculus. Recommended: 101B.

3 units, Aut (Luthy, R), Sum (Robertson, A)

CEE 271A. Physical and Chemical Treatment Processes

Physical and chemical unit operations for water treatment, emphasizing process combinations for drinking water supply. Application of the principles of chemistry, rate processes, fluid dynamics, and process engineering to define and solve water treatment problems by flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, oxidation, aeration, and adsorption. Investigative paper on water supply and treatment. Prerequisites: 101B, 270. Recommended: 273.

3 units, Win (Luthy, R)

CEE 271B. Environmental Biotechnology

Stoichiometry, kinetics, and thermodynamics of microbial processes for the transformation of environmental contaminants. Design of dispersed growth and biofilm-based processes. Applications include treatment of municipal and industrial waste waters, detoxification of hazardous chemicals, and groundwater remediation. Prerequisites: 270; 177 or 274A or equivalents.

4 units, Win (Criddle, C)

CEE 271Y. Environmental Policy Design and Implementation in the U.S and Asia

In Singapore, September 11 to 16, 2008. Preference to M.S. students in Environmental and Water Studies. How the design and implementation of policy instruments to control air and water pollution are influenced by administrative and legal structures and by interplay among participants such as regulators, polluters, and nongovernmental organizations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2 units, Aut (Ortolano, L), given once only

CEE 272. Coastal Contaminants

Coastal pollution and its effects on ecosystems and human health. The sources, fate, and transport of human pathogens and nutrients. Background on coastal ecosystems and coastal transport phenomena including tides, waves, and cross shelf transport. Introduction to time series analysis with MATLAB. Undergraduates require consent of instructor.

3-4 units, Aut (Boehm, A)

CEE 272M. Quantitative Methods for Forecasting Energy Futures

(Same as CEE 172M.) Quantitative methods for assessing the economics of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Historical success of previous energy and carbon emissions forecasting efforts, top-down and bottom-up modeling methods, and the implications of market imperfections and regulatory distortions. Analytic techniques to explore the future in the face of rapid technological changes.

3 units, Aut (Koomey, J), given once only

CEE 272P. Distributed Generation and Grid Integration of Renewables

(Same as CEE 172P.) Renewable generation technologies and their use in the electric power system. Conventional electricity generation systems and the historical development of renewables. Development and operation of the electric power system for high penetrations of renewables and demand side participation. Wind energy and wind farms. Design of wind turbines. Photovoltaic systems (grid connected), micro-hydro and marine renewables (wave and tidal stream devices). Analysis of the electric power system and the integration of renewable energy generators.

3-4 units, Win (Staff)

CEE 273. Aquatic Chemistry

Chemical principles and their application to the analysis and solution of problems in aqueous geochemistry (temperatures near 25° C and atmospheric pressure). Emphasis is on natural water systems and the solution of specific chemical problems in water purification technology and water pollution control. Prerequisites: CHEM 31 and 33, or equivalents.

3 units, Aut (Leckie, J)

CEE 273A. Water Chemistry Laboratory

(Same as CEE 179A.) (Graduate students register for 273A.) Laboratory application of techniques for the analysis of natural and contaminated waters, emphasizing instrumental techniques.

3 units, Win (Robertson, A)

CEE 273C. Introduction to Membrane Technology for Water/Wastewater Treatment

Membrane separation processes focusing on their use for water and wastewater purification. Topics will include membrane types and materials; transport across and rejection by membranes; membrane fouling, cleaning and degradation; and design and operation of membrane systems.

1 unit, Spr (Leckie, J)

CEE 274A. Environmental Microbiology I

(Same as CHEMENG 174, CHEMENG 274.) Basics of microbiology and biochemistry. The biochemical and biophysical principles of biochemical reactions, energetics, and mechanisms of energy conservation. Diversity of microbial catabolism, flow of organic matter in nature: the carbon cycle, and biogeochemical cycles. Bacterial physiology, phylogeny, and the ecology of microbes in soil and marine sediments, bacterial adhesion, and biofilm formation. Microbes in the degradation of pollutants. Prerequisites: CHEM 33, 35, and BIOSCI 41, CHEMENG 181 (formerly 188), or equivalents.

3 units, Aut (Krieger, C), Sum (Staff)

CEE 274B. Metabolic Biochemistry of Microorganisms

(Same as CHEMENG 456.) Microbial metabolism, biochemical and metabolic principles, unity and diversity of metabolic pathways, evolution of enzymes and metabolic pathways, microbial degradation of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds, predicting biodegradation, and metabolic origin of life.

3 units, Win (Spormann, A), alternate years, not given next year

CEE 274C. Microbial Ecology and Evolution

(Same as CHEMENG 457.) Structure/function relationship of microbial communities; metabolic and ecological basis of interactions in microbial communities; microbial ecology and population biology in natural and human host systems; and evolution of microbial life. Prerequisite: CEE 274A, CHEMENG 281 (formerly 288), or equivalent.

3 units, not given this year

CEE 274D. Pathogens and Disinfection

Introduction to epidemiology, major pathogens and infectious diseases, the immune system, movement and survival of pathogens in the environment, transfer of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes, and pathogen control, with an emphasis on public health engineering measures (disinfection). Prerequisite: 274A.

3 units, Spr (Criddle, C), alternate years, not given next year

CEE 274E. Pathogens in the Environment

Sources, fates, movement, and ecology of waterborne pathogens in the natural environment and disinfection systems; epidemiology and microbial risk assessment. No microbiology background required; undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor.

3 units, not given this year

CEE 274P. Environmental Health Microbiology Lab

Microbiology skills including culture-, microscope-, and molecular-based detection techniques. Focus is on standard and EPA-approved methods to enumerate and isolate organisms used to assess risk of enteric illnesses, such as coliforms, enterococci, and coliphage, in drinking and recreational waters including lakes, streams, and coastal waters. Student project to assess the microbial water quality of a natural water. Limited enrollment; priority to CEE graduate students.

3-4 units, Spr (Boehm, A)

CEE 274S. Hopkins Microbiology Course

(Same as BIO 274S, BIOHOPK 274, EESS 253S.) (Formerly GES 274S.) Four-week, intensive. The interplay between molecular, physiological, ecological, evolutionary, and geochemical processes that constitute, cause, and maintain microbial diversity. How to isolate key microorganisms driving marine biological and geochemical diversity, interpret culture-independent molecular characterization of microbial species, and predict causes and consequences. Laboratory component: what constitutes physiological and metabolic microbial diversity; how evolutionary and ecological processes diversify individual cells into physiologically heterogeneous populations; and the principles of interactions between individuals, their population, and other biological entities in a dynamically changing microbial ecosystem. Prerequisites: CEE 274A,B, or equivalents.

9-12 units, Sum (Spormann, A; Francis, C)

CEE 275A. Law and Science of California Coastal Policy

(Same as CEE 175A, EARTHSYS 175, EARTHSYS 275.) Interdisciplinary. The legal, science, and policy dimensions of managing California's coastal resources. Coastal land use and marine resource decision making. The physics, chemistry, and biology of the coastal zone, tools for exploring data from the coastal ocean, and the institutional framework that shapes public and private decision making. Field work: how experts from different disciplines work to resolve coastal policy questions.

3-4 units, Win (Boehm, A; Sivas, D; Caldwell, M)

CEE 275B. Process Design for Environmental Biotechnology

(Same as CEE 179B.) Alternates with 169. Preference to juniors and seniors in Civil or Environmental Engineering. The design of a water or wastewater treatment system using biological processes to remove contaminants. Student teams characterize contaminants in water or wastewater, design and operate bench- and pilot-scale units, and develop a full-scale design. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: 177, 179A.

5 units, Spr (Criddle, C)

CEE 276. Introduction to Human Exposure Analysis

(Same as CEE 178.) (Graduate students register for 276.) Scientific and engineering issues involved in quantifying human exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment. Pollutant behavior, inhalation exposure, dermal exposure, and assessment tools. Overview of the complexities, uncertainties, and physical, chemical, and biological issues relevant to risk assessment. Lab projects. Recommended: MATH 51.

3 units, Spr (Kopperud, R), Sum (Canales, R)

CEE 276E. Environmental Toxicants

Chemicals in the environment that pose toxicity risk. Introduction to environmental toxicology principles for identifying and characterizing toxicants based on sources, properties, pathways, and toxic action. Past and present environmental toxicant issues.

2 units, Spr (Ong, C)

CEE 276F. Energy Systems Field Trips

(Same as CEE 176F.) Energy resources and policies in use and under development in China. 12-day field trip to China during Spring Break 2008. One unit for seminar and readings; one unit for field trip. Prerequisite: consent of instructor for field trip.

1-2 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 277A. Teaching Science Literacy for a Sustainable Society

Teaching science to nontechnical audiences emphasizing technologies and science for the sustainable use of water. Guest lecturers. Learning styles, and the role of engineers and scientists in K-12 and media communication. Students develop teaching modules to be used in educational settings involving nontechnical audiences.

2-4 units, Win (Staff)

CEE 277B. Knowledge Systems in Engineering and Management for Sustainable Development

Knowledge frameworks and systems dealing with large amounts of complex information from crossdisciplinary collaborative activities in sustainable development. Topics include: domain information and knowledge representation and processing; knowledge management and integration in engineering and management domains; access to information for problem solving, planning, and decision making; knowledge management for environmentally friendly manufacturing and business activities; systematic assessment in management and engineering; and the use of IT and the Internet for collaboration and learning.

3 units, Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 277S. Design for a Sustainable World

(Same as CEE 177S.) Technology-based problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Student groups partner with organizations abroad to work on concept, feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of various projects. Past projects include a water and health initiative, a green school design, seismic safety, and medical device. Admission based on written application and interview. See for application.

1-5 units, Aut (Staff), Spr (Staff)

CEE 278A. Air Pollution Physics and Chemistry

The sources and health effects of pollutants. The influence of meteorology on pollution: atmospheric energy balance, temperature profiles, stability classes, inversion layers, turbulence. Atmospheric diffusion equations, downwind dispersion of emissions from point and line sources. Tropospheric chemistry: mechanisms for ozone formation, photochemical reactions, radical chain mechanisms, heterogeneous chemical reactions. Prerequisites: MATH 51, CHEM 31, or equivalents. Recommended: 101B, 273 or CHEM 135, or equivalents.

3 units, Aut (Hildemann, L)

CEE 278B. Atmospheric Aerosols

The characterization of atmospheric particulate matter: size distributions, chemical composition, health effects. Atmospheric diffusion and transport of particles: removal by convection, impaction, gravitational settling. Effect of aerosols on visibility: light scattering and absorption, reduction of visual range. Mechanics influencing ambient size distributions: Brownian coagulation, laminar shear flow, homogeneous nucleation, heterogeneous condensation. Prerequisite: MATH 51, or equivalent. Recommended: 101B or equivalent.

3 units, Spr (Hildemann, L)

CEE 278C. Indoor Air Quality

(Same as CEE 172A.) Factors affecting the levels of air pollutants in the built indoor environment. The influence of ventilation, office equipment, floor coverings, furnishings, cleaning practices, and human activities on air quality including carbon dioxide, VOCs, resuspended dust, and airborne molds and fungi. Recommended: 172 or 278A.

2-3 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 279. Environmental Engineering Seminar

Current research, practice, and thinking in environmental engineering and science. Attendance at seminars is self-directed, and may be accrued throughout the school year.

1 unit, Spr (Hildemann, L)

CEE 280. Advanced Structural Analysis

Theoretical development and computer implementation of direct stiffness method of structural analysis; virtual work principles; computation of element stiffness matrices and load vectors; direct assembly procedures; equation solution techniques. Analysis of two- and three-dimensional truss and frame structures, thermal loads, and substructuring and condensation techniques for large systems. Practical modeling techniques and programming assignments. Introduction to nonlinear analysis concepts. Prerequisites: elementary structural analysis and matrix algebra.

3-4 units, Aut (Deierlein, G)

CEE 281. Finite Element Methods in Structural Engineering

Finite element formulation and implementation of frame, solid, plate, and shell elements for numerical methods. Modeling of structural systems, statics and dynamics, structural analysis. Prerequisites: 280, 283.

4 units, Spr (Law, K)

CEE 282. Nonlinear Structural Analysis

Introduction to methods of geometric and material nonlinear analysis, emphasizing modeling approaches for framed structures. Large-displacement analysis, concentrated and distributed plasticity models, and nonlinear solution methods. Applications to frame stability and performance-based seismic design. Assignments emphasize computer implementation and applications. Prerequisites: 280, 286 or equivalent.

3 units, Win (Deierlein, G)

CEE 283. Structural Dynamics

Vibrations and dynamic response of simple structures under time dependent loads; dynamic analysis of single and multiple degrees of freedom systems; support motion; response spectra.

3-4 units, Aut (Law, K)

CEE 284. Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics

Methods of structural dynamics for discretized and continuous systems in free and forced vibration, modal analysis; numerical methods; introduction to nonlinear dynamics; advanced topics. Prerequisites: 280, 283. (Law)

3 units, not given this year

CEE 285. Behavior of Structural Systems for Buildings

Basic design concepts, performance criteria, loading, methods of design, types of structural systems, behavior under gravity and lateral loads, approximate methods of analysis, preliminary conceptual design, performance assessment, behavior of structural elements. Prerequisites: basic courses in design of steel and reinforced concrete structures.

3-4 units, Win (Krawinkler, H)

CEE 287. Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction

Evaluation, design, and construction of structures in seismic regions. Factors influencing earthquake ground motions, design spectra, design of linear and nonlinear single- and multiple-degree-of-freedom-system structures, design of structures to minimize damage, force-based and displacement-based design methods, capacity design, detailing and construction of steel and reinforced concrete structures, performance-based design, seismic isolation, and energy dissipation. Prerequisites: 283, 285. Recommended: 282, 288.

3-4 units, Win (Miranda, E)

CEE 288. Earthquake Hazard and Risk Analysis

Earthquake phenomena, faulting, ground motion, earthquake hazard formulation, effects of earthquakes on manmade structures, response spectra, Fourier spectra, soil effects on ground motion and structural damage, methods for structural damage evaluation, and formulation of the performance-based earthquake engineering problems. Prerequisites: 203, 283.

3-4 units, Win (Kiremidjian, A)

CEE 289. Random Vibrations

Introduction to random processes. Correlation and power spectral density functions. Stochastic dynamic analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom structures subjected to stationary and non-stationary random excitations. Crossing rates, first-excursion probability, and distributions of peaks and extremes. Applications in earthquake, wind, and ocean engineering. Prerequisite: 203 or equivalent.

3-4 units, Spr (Baker, J)

CEE 290. Structural Performance and Failures

Basic concepts in the definition of satisfactory structural performance; key elements in structural performance; types of failures, ranging from reduced serviceability to total collapse; failure sources and their root cause allocation, emphasizing design/construction process failures; failure prevention mechanisms; illustration with real life examples.

2 units, Spr (Moncarz, P)

CEE 293. Foundation Engineering

Types, characteristics, analysis, and design of shallow and deep foundations; rigid and flexible retaining walls; braced excavations; settlement of footings in sands and clays; slope stability analysis by method of slices including search algorithms for the critical slip surface. Special seminars by guest speakers; computing assignment. Prerequisite: 101C or equivalent.

3 units, Win (Borja, R)

CEE 294. Computational Poromechanics

Continuum and finite element formulations of steady-state and transient fluid conduction problems on geomechanics; elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic systems; variational inequality and free-boundary problems; three-dimensional consolidation theory; undrained condition, mesh locking, B-bar and strain projection methods; finite element formulations of multiphase dynamic problems. Computing assignments. Prerequisite: ME 335A or equivalent.

3 units, not given this year

CEE 296. Special Topics in Fluid-Solid Interactions

Civil, mechanical, and biomedical engineering. Topics include surge and wave impact on structures, tsunami induced sediment transport and scour, wave-soil interactions, dam-reservoir-foundation interactions, shock and blast loads on composite structures, hydroelastic tailoring of composite structures, and blood-vessel interactions. Term project.

2 units, not given this year

CEE 297. Issues in Geotechnical and Environmental Failures

Causes and consequences of the failure of buildings, earth structures, waste storage, and high hazard facilities in contact with the environment; technical, ethical, economic, legal, and business aspects; failure analysis and forensic problems; prevention, liability, and dispute management. Case histories including earthquake, flood, and hazardous waste facilities. Student observation, participation in active lawsuits where possible.

3 units, Spr (Meehan, R)

CEE 297G. Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics

(Same as GES 215A.) Quantitative field and laboratory data integrated with solutions to initial and boundary-value problems of continuum mechanics introduce tectonic processes in Earth's crust that lead to the development of geological structures including folds, faults, fractures and fabrics. Topics include: techniques and tools for structural mapping; using differential geometry to characterize structures; dimensional analysis and scaling relations; kinematics of deformation and flow; traction and stress analysis. Data sets analyzed using MATLAB. Prerequisites: GES 1, MATH 53, MATLAB or equivalent.

3-5 units, Aut (Pollard, D)

CEE 297H. Structural Geology and Rock Mechanics

(Same as GES 215B.) Field equations for elastic solids and viscous fluids derived from conservation laws to develop mechanical models for tectonic processes and their structural products. Topics include: conservation of mass and momentum in a deformable continuum; linear elastic deformation and elastic properties of rock; brittle deformation including fracture and faulting; linear viscous flow including folding, model development, and methodology. Models constructed and solutions visualized using MATLAB. Prerequisite: GES 215A.

3-5 units, Win (Pollard, D)

CEE 298. Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Seminar

Recommended for all graduate students. Lectures on topics of current interest in professional practice and research.

1 unit, Win (Law, K)

CEE 299. Independent Study in Civil Engineering

Directed study for graduate students on subjects of mutual interest to students and faculty. Student must obtain faculty sponsor.

1-5 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 299S. Independent Project in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1-4 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 300. Thesis (Engineer Degree)

Research by Engineer candidates.

1-15 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 301. The Energy Seminar

(Same as ENERGY 301.) Interdisciplinary exploration of current energy challenges and opportunities, with talks by faculty, visitors, and students. May be repeated for credit.

1 unit, Aut (Horne, R), Win (Horne, R), Spr (Horne, R)

CEE 310. Post-Master's Seminar

For post-master's students to serve as orientation to the selection of a research topic.

1 unit, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff)

CEE 316. Research Methods in Facility Engineering

For CEE Ph.D. students. Facility planning, design, management, and operation. Research philosophy and methods. Experimental design: ethnography, case study, survey, classical experiment (natural, synthetic, or computational). Data analysis: ANOVA, regression, correlation. Introduction to modeling social systems. Publication strategies. Final project to develop and refine research proposal and publication plan.

3-4 units, given next year

CEE 320. Integrated Facility Engineering

Individual and group presentations on goals, research, and state-of-practice of virtual design and construction in support of integrated facility engineering, including objectives for the application and further development of virtual design and construction technologies. May be repeated for credit.

1 unit, Aut (Kunz, J; Fischer, M), Win (Kunz, J), Spr (Kunz, J)

CEE 321. Formal Models for Design

Theories, methods, and formal systems to support the design of buildings. Academic and industrial frameworks to represent and manage the products, organizations, and processes of building projects. May be repeated for credit.

3 units, Spr (Staff)

CEE 333. Water Policy Colloquium

(Same as GES 333, IPER 333.) Student-organized interdisciplinary colloquium. Creation, implementation, and analysis of policy affecting the use and management of water resources. Weekly speakers from academia and local, state, national, and international agencies and organizations.

1 unit, Spr (Freyberg, D)

CEE 341P. Politics and Infrastructure Investment

Political and social challenges awaiting global infrastructure investors. Sources include literature in economic history, international business, development, political economy, sociology. and communications. Foundations of conflict between external stakeholders and investors/operators, and best practice tools and frameworks for mitigating conflict. Students draft a research proposal or a project-specific political and social risk mitigation proposal.

2-4 units, Aut (Staff)

CEE 342. Computational Modeling of Organizations

For post-M.S. students interested in formal techniques for organization design. Computer simulations of organizations are used to conduct virtual experiments for developing organization theory or to analyze the performance of virtual organizations with different structures and decision support and communication technologies. Research on computational modeling and design of real-world organizations. Paper serves as a research proposal. Prerequisite: 242 or equivalent introductory organization design class.

4 units, not given this year

CEE 362. Numerical Modeling of Subsurface Processes

Numerical modeling including: problem formulation, PDEs and weak formulations, and choice of boundary conditions; solution using the finite-element code COMSOL Multiphysics with a variety of solvers and pre- and postprocessing of data; and interpretation of results. Problems include: flow in saturated porous media with complex boundaries and heterogeneities; solute transport with common reaction models; effects of heterogeneity on dispersion, dilution, and mixing of solutes; variable-density flow and seawater intrusion; upscaling or coarsening of scale; and biofilm modeling. Enrollment limited to 5.

3-4 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 362G. Stochastic Inverse Modeling and Data Assimilation Methods

Stochastic methods for the solution of inverse problems that are algebraically underdetermined or have solutions that are sensitive to data. Emphasis is on geostatistical methods that, in addition to using data, incorporate information about structure such as spatial continuity and smoothness. Methods for real-time processing of new data. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

3-4 units, Spr (Kitanidis, P), alternate years, not given next year

CEE 363A. Mechanics of Stratified Flows

The effects of density stratification on flows in the natural environment. Basic properties of linear internal waves in layered and continuous stratification. Flows established by internal waves. Internal hydraulics and gravity currents. Turbulence in stratified fluids. Prerequisites: 262A,B, CME 204.

3 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 363B. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

(Formerly 364B.) Focus is on fluid dynamics of the ocean at scales where the influence of the earth's rotation is important. Topics include geostrophic and quasi-geostrophic flows, planetary waves, potential vorticity, the Rossby adjustment problem, effects of stratification, and flows on the sea plane. Hydrodynamic stability of rotating and stratified flows. Prerequisite: 363A.

3 units, alternate years, not given this year

CEE 363C. Ocean and Estuarine Modeling

Advanced topics in modeling for ocean and estuarine environments, including methods for shallow water, primitive, and nonhydrostatic equations on Cartesian, curvilinear, and unstructured finite-volume grid systems. Topics include free-surface methods, nonhydrostatic solvers, and advanced Eulerian and Lagrangian advection techniques. Focus is on existing techniques and code packages, and their methodologies, including POM, ROMS, TRIM, ELCOM, and SUNTANS. Prerequisites: CME 200, 206, or equivalents.

3 units, Win (Fringer, O)

CEE 364Y. Advanced Topics in Coastal Oceanography

The dynamics and transport implications of features in estuaries and coastal oceans characterized by sharp gradients: fronts, interfaces, and layers. Analytic framework to describe the formation, maintenance, and dissipation of such features. Examples include tidal mixing fronts, buoyant plume fronts and tidal intrusions, biological thin layers, and axial convergent fronts. Second unit for students who give a presentation.

1-2 units, not given this year

CEE 365A. Advanced Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

Students must obtain a faculty sponsor. A: Aut, B: Win, C: Spr, D: Sum

2-6 units, Aut (Staff)

CEE 365B. Advanced Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

Students must obtain a faculty sponsor. A: Aut, B: Win, C: Spr, D: Sum

2-6 units, Win (Staff)

CEE 365C. Advanced Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

Students must obtain a faculty sponsor.

2-6 units, Spr (Staff)

CEE 365D. Advanced Topics in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology

Students must obtain a faculty sponsor.

2-6 units, Sum (Staff)

CEE 370A. Environmental Research

Introductory research experience for first-year Ph.D. students in the Environmental Engineering and Science program. 15-18 hours/week on research over three quarters. 370A requires written literature survey on a research topic; 370B requires oral presentation on experimental techniques and research progress; 370C requires written or oral presentation of preliminary doctoral research proposal. Students must obtain a faculty sponsor. A: Aut, B: Win, C: Spr, D: Sum

5-6 units, Aut (Staff)

CEE 370B. Environmental Research

Introductory research experience for first-year Ph.D. students in the Environmental Engineering and Science program. 15-18 hours/week on research over three quarters. 370A requires written literature survey on a research topic; 370B requires oral presentation on experimental techniques and research progress; 370C requires written or oral presentation of preliminary doctoral research proposal. Students must obtain a faculty sponsor. A: Aut, B: Win, C: Spr, D: Sum

5-6 units, Win (Staff)

CEE 370C. Environmental Research

Introductory research experience for first-year Ph.D. students in the Environmental Engineering and Science program. 15-18 hours/week on research over three quarters. 370A requires written literature survey on a research topic; 370B requires oral presentation on experimental techniques and research progress; 370C requires written or oral presentation of preliminary doctoral research proposal. Students must obtain a faculty sponsor.

5-6 units, Spr (Staff)

CEE 370D. Environmental Research

Introductory research experience for first-year Ph.D. students in the Environmental Engineering and Science program. 15-18 hours/week on research over three quarters. 370A requires written literature survey on a research topic; 370B requires oral presentation on experimental techniques and research progress; 370C requires written or oral presentation of preliminary doctoral research proposal. Students must obtain a faculty sponsor.

3-6 units, Sum (Staff)

CEE 371. Frontiers in Environmental Research

How to evaluate environmental research.

1-2 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff)

CEE 374B. Introduction to Physiology of Microbes in Biofilms

Diversification of biofilm populations, control of gene expression in biofilm environments, and evolution of novel genetic traits in biofilms.

1-6 units, Win (Staff)

CEE 374C. Introduction to Physiology of Microbes in Biofilms

Diversification of biofilm populations, control of gene expression in biofilm environments, and evolution of novel genetic traits in biofilms.

1-6 units, Spr (Staff)

CEE 374D. Introduction to Physiology of Microbes in Biofilms

Diversification of biofilm populations, control of gene expression in biofilm environments, and evolution of novel genetic traits in biofilms.

1-6 units, Sum (Staff)

CEE 374S. Advanced Topics in Microbial Pollution

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1-5 units, Aut (Boehm, A), Win (Boehm, A), Spr (Boehm, A), Sum (Boehm, A)

CEE 374T. Advanced Topics in Coastal Pollution

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1-5 units, Aut (Boehm, A), Win (Boehm, A), Spr (Boehm, A), Sum (Boehm, A)

CEE 374U. Advanced Topics in Submarine Groundwater Discharge

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1-5 units, Aut (Boehm, A), Win (Boehm, A), Spr (Boehm, A), Sum (Boehm, A)

CEE 374V. Advanced Topics in Microbial Source Tracking

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1-5 units, Aut (Boehm, A), Win (Boehm, A), Spr (Boehm, A), Sum (Boehm, A)

CEE 376. Organic Analyses in Environmental Sciences

Theory and practice of instrumental methods used in environmental engineering and sciences, emphasizing determination of organic substances by gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and high pressure liquid chromatography. Interpretation of mass spectra adaptation of techniques to specific environmental matrices. Case studies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2-3 units, not given this year

CEE 377. Research Proposal Writing in Environmental Engineering and Science

For first- and second-year post-master's students preparing for thesis defense. Students develop progress reports and agency-style research proposals, and present a proposal in oral form. Prerequisite: consent of thesis adviser.

1-3 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 378. Statistical Analysis of Environmental Data: Tools and Applications

Preference to Environmental Engineering and Science Ph.D. students. Practical data analysis techniques applicable to environmental engineering. The role of statistics in data collection, experimental design, data exploration, and effective communication of results. Use of statistical packages such as Excel, Matlab, and R. Discussions partially based on student interest and available datasets. Topics may include summarizing data, hypothesis testing, nonparametric statistics, regression analysis, classification and regression trees, cluster analysis, and computationally intensive methods. Limited enrollment.

2-3 units, not given this year

CEE 381. Advanced Engineering Informatics

1-4 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 385. Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering

Synthesis and application of approaches to performance-based design and assessment that recently have been developed or are under development. Emphasis is on quantitative decision making based on life-cycle considerations that incorporate direct losses, downtime losses, and collapse, and the associated uncertainties. Hazard analysis, response simulation, damage and loss estimation, collapse prediction. Case studies. Prerequisites: 282, 287, and 288.

2-3 units, Aut (Krawinkler, H)

CEE 398. Report on Civil Engineering Training

On-the-job training under the guidance of experienced, on-site supervisors; meets the requirements for Curricular Practical Training for students on F-1 visas. Students submit a concise report detailing work activities, problems worked on, and key results. Prerequisite: qualified offer of employment and consent of adviser as per I-Center procedures.

1 unit, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 399. Advanced Engineering Problems

Individual graduate work under the direction of a faculty member on a subject of mutual interest. Student obtain faculty sponsor. May be repeated for credit.

1-10 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

CEE 400. Thesis (Ph.D. Degree)

For students who have successfully completed the department general qualifying examination. Research and dissertation for the Ph.D. degree.

1-15 units, Aut (Staff), Win (Staff), Spr (Staff), Sum (Staff)

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