Construction Engineering & Management Minor; Civil & Environmental Engineering

(College of Engineering)

Amit M. Kanvinde, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department; 530-754-9471

Department Office. 2001 Ghausi Hall; 530-752-0586; http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://cee.engr.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty-directory/

California's construction industry continues to experience high growth as it continues to accommodate increasing population and as it faces renewal of much of the infrastructure built by previous generations.  At the same time, the construction industry faces challenges of scarce materials, a need for decreased environmental impact in terms of the construction process itself and operation of the completed project, and a more complex operational, regulatory and social context in which it must do its work.
The purpose of this minor is to better prepare professional civil and environmental engineers to thrive in this challenging industry, and to improve the efficiency of delivery and sustainability of the civil infrastructure in the state through their future efforts. 

It is expected that engineering students will enroll in this minor program, including Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, and Materials Science majors. Students from other colleges can also complete this minor, but it is recommended that they review the requirements with one of the advisors before enrolling. Students who are interested in construction of infrastructure in their discipline can make use of the skills that will be learned through completion of this minor.  

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses used to satisfy minor requirements, with an overall GPA of 2.000 or better. All prerequisites for courses must have been taken for a letter grade; no grade lower than a C- will be accepted in any prerequisite course. Students must complete ENG 106 with a C- or better.

The online Minor Declaration form is available via the Online Advising Student Information System (OASIS) at https://students.ucdavis.edu/.

Transcript notation must be requested no later than the quarter preceding graduation, and will appear as a minor in Construction Engineering and Management.

Minor advisors. J.L. Darby, J.T. Harvey, J.R. Lund

Construction Engineering & Management
Units: 24
ECI 137
Construction Principles and Project Management (Active)
4
ECI 123
Urban Systems and Sustainability (Active)
4
ECI 153
Deterministic Optimization and Design (Active)
4
Choose twelve units:
12
ECI 179
Pavement Engineering (Active)
4
ARE 112
Fundamentals of Organization Management (Active)
4
ARE 155
Operations Research and Management Science (Active)
4
ARE 157
Analysis for Operations and Production Management (Active)
4
ARE 171A
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
ARE 171B
Financial Management of the Firm (Discontinued)
4
ECN 134
Financial Economics (Active)
4
ECN 162
International Economic Relations (Active)
4
ESP 161
Environmental Law (Active)
4
May include one from:
 
ARE 018
Business Law (Active)
4
MGT 011A
Elementary Accounting (Active)
4
Total: 24
Courses in ECI:
ECI 003Civil Infrastructure and Society (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021A (can be concurrent). Pass One restricted to lower division students; Civil Engineering majors. Introduction to civil infrastructure and its relationship with society and the natural environment. Exposure to innovative research on civil engineering and environmental systems. Participation in laboratory experiments illustrative of the solution of representative but simplified engineering problems. Not open for credit to upper division students. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, SS. Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ECI 016Spatial Data Analysis (2) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Restricted to Civil Engineering and Biological Systems Engineering majors; non-majors accommodated on a space-available basis. Computer-aided design and geographic information systems in civil engineering practice. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2010 Spring Quarter.
ECI 019C Programming for Civil and Environmental Engineers (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021A (can be concurrent). Pass One open to Civil Engineering majors and Optical Science and Engineering majors. Computational problem solving techniques for Civil and Environmental Engineering applications using structured C programming. Algorithm design applied to realistic problems. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Winter Quarter.
ECI 040Introduction to Environmental Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002B. Pass One open to students in the College of Engineering. Introduction to topics in environmental engineering; discussion on influence of literary work, art, and media on the evolution of environmental engineering practice, relevant laws, and regulations; presentations of historical case studies. (Letter.) GE credit: AH. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECI 090XLower Division Seminar (1-4) Active
Seminar—1-4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Examination of a special topic in a small group setting. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 092Internship for Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Lower division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 098Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 099Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 100Introduction to Fluid Mechanics for Civil and Environmental Engineers (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 035 C- or better; MAT 022B C- or better; PHY 009B C- or better. Pass One restricted to Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Hydrology majors. Fluid flow in civil & environmental engineering, basis for design, buoyancy, hydrostatics, gravity dams, hydraulic modeling: similarity & scaling, conservation laws, flow in bends, nozzles, pipes, pumps, turbines, complimentary lab experiments. Not open for credit to students who have taken ENG 103. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 114Probabilistic Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C C- or better. Probabilistic concepts and models in engineering. Statistical analysis of engineering experimental and field data. Introduction to stochastic processes and models of engineering systems. Not open for credit to students who have completed STA 120. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 115Computer Methods in Civil & Environmental Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 006 or ECS 030); MAT 022B. Open to Civil Engineering majors only. Presentation, implementation and application of numerical algorithms and computer models for the solution of practical problems in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 119Parallel Processing for Engineering Applications. (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): C programming or consent of instructor. Fundamental skills in parallel computing for engineering applications; emphasis on structured parallel programming for distributed memory parallel clusters. No credit allowed for students who have taken ECI 119B. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
ECI 123Urban Systems and Sustainability (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Systems-level approach of how to evaluate and then modify sustainability of urban systems based on interaction with natural environments. Topics include: definition/metrics of urban sustainability; system analyses of urban systems; enabling technology, policies, legislation; measures and modification of ecological footprints. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, DD, SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2006 Fall Quarter.
ECI 125Building Energy Performance (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing in Engineering. Open to students in the College of Engineering. Mechanisms of energy consumption in buildings including end uses, thermal loads, ventilation, air infiltration, thermal energy distribution, and HVAC systems; energy performance simulation; methods and strategies of energy efficiency. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2011 Winter Quarter.
ECI 130Structural Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better; MAT 022A. Open to Civil Engineering majors. Elastic structural analysis of determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams and frames. Plastic bending and limit analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2014 Winter Quarter.
ECI 131Matrix Structural Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better; ENG 006. Open to Engineering majors only. Matrix formulation and computer analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Stiffness and flexibility formulations for elastic structures. Finite element methods for elasticity and bending problems. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 132Structural Design: Metallic Elements (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130. Design of metallic beams, columns, and other members for various types of loading and boundary conditions; design of connections between members; member performance within structural systems. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 132Structural Design: Metallic Elements (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130 C- or better. Design of metallic beams, columns, and other members for various types of loading and boundary conditions; design of connections between members; member performance within structural systems. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, VL. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECI 135Structural Design: Concrete Elements (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130. Restricted to Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering majors only. Strength design procedures for columns, rectangular beams, T-beams and beams of general cross-section. Building code requirements for bending, shear, axial load, combined stresses and bond. Introduction to prestressed concrete. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 135Structural Design: Concrete Elements (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130 C- or better. Restricted to Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering majors only. Strength design procedures for columns, rectangular beams, T-beams and beams of general cross-section. Building code requirements for bending, shear, axial load, combined stresses and bond. Introduction to prestressed concrete. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECI 136Building Design (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECI 130 or ECI 131); (ECI 135 or ECI 132). Design of a building structure for a specific need under the multiple constraints of safety, serviceability, cost and aesthetics. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 136Building Design (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECI 130 C- or better or ECI 131 C- or better); (ECI 135 or ECI 132). Design of a building structure for a specific need under the multiple constraints of safety, serviceability, cost and aesthetics. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECI 137Construction Principles and Project Management (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Restricted to upper division standing in Engineering. Project management, with civil engineering construction and design applications, including project scope, schedule, resources, cost, quality, risk, and control. Construction industry overview. Interactions between planning, design, construction, operations. Construction operations analysis. Contract issues. Project management software, field trips, guest lectures. (Letter.) GE credit: ACGH, OL, QL, SE, SS, VL, WE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 138Earthquake Loads on Structures (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130 or ECI 131. Determination of loads on structures due to earthquakes. Methods of estimating equivalent static lateral forces; response spectrum and time history analysis. Concepts of mass, damping and stiffness for typical structures. Design for inelastic behavior. Numerical solutions and Code requirements. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 138Earthquake Loads on Structures (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130 C- or better or ECI 131 C- or better. Determination of loads on structures due to earthquakes. Methods of estimating equivalent static lateral forces; response spectrum and time history analysis. Concepts of mass, damping and stiffness for typical structures. Design for inelastic behavior. Numerical solutions and Code requirements. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECI 139Advanced Structural Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better. Review of stress, strain, equilibrium, compatibility, and elastic material behavior. Plane stress and plane strain problems in elasticity; energy methods. Theories for unsymmetric bending, straight and curved beams. Beams on elastic foundations; stresses in plates and shells; elastic stability. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 140AEnvironmental Analysis of Aqueous Systems (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002B C- or better. Pass One restricted to Environmental Engineering majors. Introduction to "wet chemical" and instrumental techniques commonly used in the examination of water and wastewater and associated data analysis. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECH 140 or CHE 100. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 140BChemical Principles for Environmental Engineers (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002B C- or better. Aqueous chemistry; equilibrium relationships; carbonate system; thermodynamics; kinetics & rate laws; precipitation, adsorption, & volatilization phenomenon; oxidation & reduction reactions; pH, pE and predominance diagrams; organic chemicals. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECI 140. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 140CBiological Principles for Environmental Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 140A C- or better or ECI 140B C- or better. Fundamental microbiology concepts for environmental engineers; provides background needed for the application of water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, air pollution control and biotransformations in environmental engineered systems. Only two units of credit for students who have taken MIC 101 or MIC 102. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 140DWater and Wastewater Treatment System Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 103 C- or better or ECI 100 C- or better); (ECI 140 C- or better or ECI 140A C- or better or ECI 140B C- or better or ECI 140C C- or better or ECI 148A C- or better). Evaluation and design of water and wastewater treatment systems. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECI 148B. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 141Engineering Hydraulics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103 C- or better or ECI 100 C- or better. Nature of flow of a real fluid; flow in pipes; open channel flow; turbomachinery; fluid forces on objects: boundary layers, lift and drag. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 141LEngineering Hydraulics Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141 (can be concurrent). Open to Engineering students only. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations on flow measurements, sluice gates, hydraulic jump, flow characteristics, and centrifugal pumps. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 142Engineering Hydrology (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141 (can be concurrent). Restricted to students in the College of Engineering. The hydrologic cycle. Evapotranspiration, interception, depression storage and infiltration. Streamflow analysis and modeling. Flood routing through channels and reservoirs. Frequency analysis of hydrologic variables. Precipitation analysis for hydrologic design. Hydrologic design. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 143Green Engineering Design and Sustainability (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing. Restricted to upper division standing; Pass One restricted to Civil Engineering majors. Application of concepts, goals and metrics of sustainability, green engineering and industrial ecology to engineering design. Other course topics include life-cycle assessments, analysis of environmental management systems, and economics of pollution prevention and sustainability. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, SS. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
ECI 144Groundwater Systems Design (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141. Groundwater occurrence, distribution, and movement; groundwater flow systems; radial flow to wells and aquifer testing; aquifer management; groundwater contamination; solute transport by groundwater; fate and transport of subsurface contaminants. Groundwater supply and transport modeling. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
ECI 144LGroundwater Systems Design Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 144 (can be concurrent); ECI 144 required concurrently. Computer modeling of groundwater flow under regional gradient, well injection/withdrawal, and natural and engineered boundary conditions. Use of Groundwater Vistas computer program. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
ECI 145Hydraulic Structure Design (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141 C- or better. Project-based course on the design of an integrated urban drainage system with focus on consideration of design alternatives, multiple realistic constraints, quantification of uncertainty, codes and standards, technical drawing and cost analysis. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 146Water Resources Simulation (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103 C- or better or ECI 100 C- or better. Computer simulation techniques in the analysis, design and operation of surface water systems; modeling concepts and practices with application to surface runoff; water quality in rivers and streams and dispersion of contaminants in water bodies. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 148AWater Quality Management (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002B C- or better. Basic concepts of water quality measurements and regulations. Introduction to physical, biological and chemical processes in natural waters. Fundamentals of mass balances in water and wastewater treatment. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 149Air Pollution (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021D; MAT 022B; CHE 002B C- or better; (ATM 121A or ENG 103 C- or better or ECI 100 C- or better). Physical and technical aspects of air pollution. Emphasis on geophysical processes and air pollution meteorology as well as physical and chemical properties of pollutants. (Same course as ATM 149.) (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 150Air Pollution Control System Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 149 C- or better or ATM 149 C- or better. Design and evaluation of air pollution control devices and systems. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 153Deterministic Optimization and Design (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C; MAT 022A; Computer programming course. Operations research. Optimization techniques such as linear programming, dynamic programming, and non-linear programming. Applications in civil engineering disciplines, including multiple realistic constraints, through computer-based course projects. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 155Water Resources Engineering Planning (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 106 or ECN 001A or ECN 001AV); ECI 114. Basic engineering planning concepts; role of engineering, economic, environmental and social information and analysis; institutional, political and legal aspects. Case studies and computer models illustrate the planning of water resource systems. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 161Transportation System Operations (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C C- or better; PHY 009A C- or better. Principles of transportation system operations; traffic characteristics and methods of measurement; models of transportation operations and congestion applied to urban streets and freeways. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ECI 163Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): ECN 001A or ECN 001AV or ENG 106. Engineering, economic, and systems planning concepts. Analysis and evaluation of energy, air quality and selected environmental attributes of transportation technologies. Strategies for reducing pollution and petroleum consumption in light of institutional and political constraints. Evaluation of vehicle emission models. (Same course as ESP 163.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, SS, WE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
ECI 165Transportation Policy (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Transportation and associated environmental problems confronting urban areas, and prospective technological and institutional solutions. Draws upon concepts and methods from economics, engineering, political science and environmental studies. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SS. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 171Soil Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ENG 103 (can be concurrent) or ECI 100 (can be concurrent)); ENG 104 C- or better; ECI 171L (can be concurrent); ECI 171L required concurrently. Restricted to Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors only. Soil formations, mass-volume relationships, soil classification, effective stress, soil-water-void relationships, compaction, seepage, capillarity, compressibility, consolidation, strength, states of stress and failure, lateral earth pressures, and slope stability. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
ECI 171LSoil Mechanics Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 171 (can be concurrent); ECI 171 required concurrently. Laboratory studies utilizing standard testing methods to determine physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of soil and demonstration of basic principles of soil behavior. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 173Foundation Design (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 171. Foundation analysis and design, including site characterization, evaluation of shallow and deep foundation alternatives, evaluation of bearing capacity and settlements, design of retaining structures, and case-based design experiences. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 175Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 171 C- or better. Tectonics, faults, site response, and probabilistic ground motion prediction equations. Cyclic loading and liquefaction of soil elements and layers. Empirical procedures and field tests for evaluation of triggering and consequences, of liquefaction. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 179Pavement Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion/Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104 C- or better. Pavement types (rigid, flexible, unsurfaced, rail), their applications (roads, airfields, ports, rail) and distress mechanisms. Materials, traffic and environment characterization. Empirical and mechanistic-empirical design procedures. Maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction; construction quality; asphalt concrete mix design. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 189ASelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Environmental Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189BSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189CSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Engineering Planning (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Engineering Planning. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189DSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Geotechnical Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189ESelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Structural Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Structural Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189FSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Structural Mechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Structural Mechanics. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189GSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Transportation Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Transportation Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189HSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Transportation Planning (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Transportation Planning. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189ISelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Water Resources Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Water Resources Engineering. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 189JSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Water Resources Planning (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Water Resources Planning. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 190CResearch Group Conferences in Civil and Environmental Engineering (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Research group conferences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 192Internship in Engineering (1-5) Active
Internship. Prerequisite(s): Upper division standing; approval of project prior to the period of the internship. Supervised work experience in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 193ACivil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECI 140D C- or better) or (ECI 171 C- or better, ECI 171L C- or better) or (ECI 132 C- or better or ECI 135 C- or better) or (ECI 161 C- or better or ECI 163 C- or better) or (ECI 141 C- or better, ECI 141L C- or better); and Consent of Instructor. And one ECI major depth course with a C- or better. Students must be in final year of study. Open to seniors in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering only; students must be in their final year of study. Culminating design experience for civil engineering and environmental engineering majors. Student teams work closely with faculty, city officials or consulting clients to propose, implement and validate a unique solution to a real-world problem. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, WE. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 193ACivil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECI 140D C- or better) or (ECI 171 C- or better, ECI 171L C- or better) or (ECI 132 C- or better or ECI 135 C- or better) or (ECI 161 C- or better or ECI 163 C- or better) or (ECI 141 C- or better, ECI 141L C- or better); and Consent of Instructor. And one other ECI major depth course with a C- or better; students must be in their final year of study. Open to seniors in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering only. Culminating design experience for civil engineering and environmental engineering majors. Student teams work closely with faculty, city officials or consulting clients to propose, implement and validate a unique solution to a real-world problem. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ECI 193BCivil and Environmental Engineering Senior Design (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 193A. Open to seniors in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering only. Culminating design experience for civil engineering and environmental engineering majors. Student teams work closely with faculty, city officials or consulting clients to propose, implement and validate a unique solution to a real-world problem. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable—3-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Special study. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
ECI 201Introduction to Theory of Elasticity (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104. Fundamental equations of elasticity in three dimensions; plane stress and plane strain; flexture and torsion of bars of various shapes. Introduction to variational and approximate methods. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 203Inelastic Behavior of Solids (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 201. Fundamentals of theories of plasticity, viscoelasticity and viscoplasticity for solids. Macroscopic constitutive modelling for engineering materials, e.g., metals, polymers, soils, etc., and microscopic motivation. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 205Continuum Mechanics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 201. Tensor formulation of the field equations for continuum mechanics, including large deformation effects. Invariance and symmetry requirements. Introduction to nonlinear thermoelasticity and thermodynamics. Solution of three-dimensional problems. Selected topics. (Letter.) Effective: 1998 Winter Quarter.
ECI 206Fracture Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 201; ENG 104. Linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, stress analysis, energy concepts, brittle fracture criteria, path independent integrals, Dugdale-Barenblatt model, general cohesive zone models, ductile fracture criteria, crack tip fields for stationary and propagating cracks, fatigue. Application of numerical methods for fracture mechanics. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
ECI 211Advanced Matrix Structural Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 131. Analysis of complex frameworks by the displacement method; treatment of tapered beams, curved beams, and beams on elastic foundations; partially rigid connections; geometric and material nonlinearities; buckling; flexibility-based formulations; FEM-software for nonlinear analysis of structures. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Winter Quarter.
ECI 212AFinite Element Procedures in Applied Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EAD 115 or (MAT 128A, MAT 128B (can be concurrent)). Weighted-residual and Rayleigh-Ritz methods. Weak/variational formulation and development of discrete equations using finite element approximations. Application to one- and two-dimensional problems (heat conduction). (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Winter Quarter.
ECI 212BFinite Elements: Application to Linear and Non-Linear Structural Mechanics Problems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 212A. Application to linear and nonlinear structural mechanics problems. Linear elasticity, weak form, and finite element approximation. Incompressible media problems. Non-linear problems with material nonlinearity. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Winter Quarter.
ECI 213Analysis of Structures Subjected to Dynamic Loads (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 211 (can be concurrent). Analysis of structures subjected to earthquake, wind and blast loading; distributed, consistent and lumped mass techniques; computer implementation; nonlinear response spectrum; frequency and time domain analysis; seismic protection of structures; numerical methods in linear and nonlinear structural dynamics. (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
ECI 214Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and Design Ground Motions (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for use in developing design spectra and for seismic risk analyses, including the development of earthquake ground motion time series for use in dynamic analyses of structures. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ECI 216Meshfree Methods and Partition of Unity Finite Elements (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 201; ECI 212A. Advanced discretization techniques such as meshfree methods and partition of unity finite elements for the Galerkin solution of boundary-value problems in solid and structural mechanics. Application of meshfree and extended finite element methods in computational fracture. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ECI 221Theory of Plates and Introduction to Shells (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 201 (can be concurrent). Development of classical and refined plate theories. Application to isotropic, orthotropic and composite plates. Solutions for rectangular and circular plates. Membrane theory for axisymmetric shells and bending of circular shells. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 223Advanced Dynamics, Signal Processing, and Smart Structures Technology (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 213; Or equivalent. Signal processing and system identification of structures under dynamic excitations; Fourier and Laplace transforms; data acquisition and sensor design fundamentals; sensor technologies/techniques for nondestructive evaluation; structural control; actuators and dampers for smart structures; piezoelectrics and acoustic emissions; micro- and nano-fabrication. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Winter Quarter.
ECI 232Advanced Topics in Concrete Structures (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130; ECI 135; ECI 138; Graduate standing. Ductility of reinforced concrete; strength of two-way slabs; modified compression field theory. (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Fall Quarter.
ECI 233Advanced Design of Steel Structures (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECI 130 or ECI 131); ECI 132. Review of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD); steel-plate girder design; plastic design of indeterminate systems; moment frames and bracing systems; connection design; seismic design of steel structures; vibration of flooring systems; steel-concrete composite design. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
ECI 234Prestressed Concrete (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 135; (ECI 130 or ECI 131). Survey of methods and applications; prestressing materials and systems; prestress losses; flexural design; design for shear and torsion; deflection computation and control; continuous beams and indeterminate structures; floor systems; partial prestressing; design of compression members; strut-and-tie models. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
ECI 235Cement Composites (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 104. Applications of cement composites; materials selection and proportioning; component and composite properties; hydration reactions and microstructure development; mechanisms of failure; nondestructive test methods; fiber reinforcement; concrete durability; novel reinforcing materials; ferrocement; repair and retrofit technologies; applications to structural design. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
ECI 236Design of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Structures (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 135. Basics of mechanics and design of polymer matrix composites: composite classification, manufacturing process, micromechanical property determination, classical lamination theory, strength theories, first-ply-failure, test methods, design practice, strengthening and retrofitting of existing reinforced concrete structures. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Winter Quarter.
ECI 237Bridge Design (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 130; ECI 135; ECI 234 recommended. Open to Graduate Students only. Bridge types, behavior and construction characteristics; design philosophy, details according to Caltrans and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials codes, principles; seismic design and retrofit of concrete bridges; modern bridges using advanced fiber reinforced polymer composites; fieldtrip required. (Letter.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
ECI 238Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 138; ECI 213. Modern seismic design; performance-based seismic design; seismic hazard; seismic demands: linear and nonlinear procedures; performance assessment: deterministic and probabilistic procedure; review of FEMA-350, FEMA-356, ATC-40 and other performance-based guidelines. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
ECI 240Water Quality (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141; ECI 142. Quality requirements for beneficial uses of water. Hydrologic cycle of quality. Hydromechanics in relation to quality of surface and groundwaters; transport and fate of waterborne pollutants. Heat budget for surface waters; predictive methods; introduction to water quality modeling. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
ECI 241Environmental Reactive Chemical Transport Modeling (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002A or CHE 002B or ECI 149; Or equivalent. Modeling of reactive chemical transport in air and water including kinetic reactions, equilibrium reactions, and phase partitioning. Emphasis on numerical solution schemes and programming techniques to provide deeper insight into model performance and limitations. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
ECI 242Air Quality (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 105; ECI 141; ECI 149; Or equivalents. Factors determining air quality. Effects of air pollutants. Physical and chemical fundamentals of atmospheric transport and reaction. Introduction to dispersion modeling. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
ECI 243AWater and Waste Treatment (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 148A; Or the equivalent. Characteristics of water and airborne wastes; treatment processes and process kinetics; treatment system design. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
ECI 243BWater and Waste Treatment (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 243A. Continuation of course 243A. Aeration, thickening, biological processes, design of biological treatment systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
ECI 243LPilot Plant Laboratory (4) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 243A; ECI 243B (can be concurrent); or Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Laboratory investigation of physical, chemical, and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Winter Quarter.
ECI 244Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Engineering (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Life cycle assessment methodology is taught emphasizing applications to infrastructure and energy systems. Life cycle design, life cycle cost methods, other tools from industrial ecology, and links to policy are covered as well. (Letter.) Effective: 2011 Fall Quarter.
ECI 244Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Engineering (4) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Life cycle assessment methodology is taught emphasizing applications to infrastructure and energy systems. Life cycle design, life cycle cost methods, other tools from industrial ecology, and links to policy are covered as well. (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECI 244ALife Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Enrollment restricted to graduate students. Life cycle assessment methodology. Emphasis on applications to infrastructure and energy systems. Life cycle design, life cycle cost methods, other tools from industrial ecology, and links to policy. Not open to students who have taken ECI 244. (Same course as EGG 201.) (Letter.) Effective: 2019 Winter Quarter.
ECI 245AApplied Environmental Chemistry: Inorganic (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 105; ECI 140; CHE 002B; Or the equivalent of CHE 002B; CHE 002C or CHE 107A recommended. Chemistry of natural and polluted waters. Topics include chemical, kinetic and equilibrium principles, redox reactions, gas solution and solid-solution equilibria, thermodynamics, carbonate systems, coordination chemistry, interfacial phenomena. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
ECI 245BApplied Environmental Chemistry: Organic (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 128A; CHE 128B; CHE 128C; Or the equivalent; CHE 002C or CHE 107A recommended. Transport and transformation of organic chemicals in the environment. Topics include application of thermodynamics to predict solubility and activity coefficients; distribution of organic chemicals between the aqueous phase and air, solvent, or solid phases; chemical, photochemical and biological transformation reactions. (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Spring Quarter.
ECI 246NUnderstanding Climate Change: Causes and Consequences (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Open to graduate students. Diverse physical processes that govern climate and drive climate change. Observational, experimental and modeling techniques and methods used in the development of our scientific understanding of the Earth system. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
ECI 247Aerosols (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ENG 103; ENG 105; ECI 141; ECI 149. Behavior of airborne particles including particle formation, modification, and removal processes. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
ECI 247LAerosols Laboratory (4) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 247. Methods of generation and characterization of aerosols. Detailed topics may include flow rate measurement, aerosol generation, aerosol collection, ions measurement, metals measurement, and carbon measurement. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
ECI 248Biofilm Processes (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SSC 111 or SSC 211 or ECI 243B; or Consent of Instructor. Calculus and basic cell molecular biology are recommended. Natural and engineered biofilms, including biofilm occurrence and development, spatial structure, microbial processes, fundamental and applied research tools, biofilm reactors, beneficial uses, and detrimental effects. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Spring Quarter.
ECI 249Probabilistic Design and Optimization (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114; ECI 153; ENG 106; Or equivalents. Design by optimization for probabilistic systems, decision theory, the value of information, probabilistic linear programming, probabilistic dynamic programming, nonlinear probabilistic optimization. Applications in civil engineering design, project evaluation, and risk management. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
ECI 250Civil Infrastructure System Optimization and Identification (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C; MAT 022A; Programming course; EAD 115 and mathematical modeling course recommended. Restricted to graduate standing. Applied mathematics with a focus on modeling, identifying, and controlling dynamic, stochastic, and underdetermined systems. Applications in transportation networks, water resource planning, and other civil infrastructure systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
ECI 251Transportation Demand Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114; Or the equivalent. Procedures used in urban travel demand forecasting. Principles and assumptions of model components (trip generation, trip distribution, model split). New methods of estimating travel demand. Computer exercises using empirical data to calibrate models and forecast travel demand. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
ECI 252Sustainable Transportation Technology and Policy (3) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 165. Role of technical fixes and demand management in creating a sustainable transportation system. Emphasis on technology options, including alternative fuels, electric propulsion, and IVHS. Analysis of market demand and travel behavior, environmental impacts, economics and politics. (Same course as ESP 252.) (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
ECI 252Sustainable Transportation Technology and Policy (3) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 165. Role of technical fixes and demand management in creating a sustainable transportation system. Emphasis on technology options, including alternative fuels, electric propulsion, and IVHS. Analysis of market demand and travel behavior, environmental impacts, economics and politics. (Same course as ESP 252.) (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ECI 253Dynamic Programming and Multistage Decision Processes (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): MAT 021C; MAT 022A; Programming course; EAD 115 recommended. Operations research. Optimization techniques with a focus on dynamic programming in treating deterministic, stochastic, and adaptive multistage decision processes. Brief review of linear programming and non-linear programming. Applications in transportation networks and other civil infrastructure systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2005 Spring Quarter.
ECI 254Exploring Data from Built Environment Using R (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Introduction to modern data science, specifically data acquisition, exploratory data analysis, visualization, and beginning data analysis using R. Emphasizes computational reasoning and working with tabular and non-standard data. Focus will be on data generated in the built environment. (Same course as GEO 279.) (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Fall Quarter.
ECI 256Urban Traffic Management and Control (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114. Basic concepts, models, and methods related to the branch of traffic science that deals with the movement of vehicles on a road network, including travel speed, travel time, congestion concepts, car-following and hydrodynamic traffic models. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
ECI 257Flow in Transportation Networks (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 153; ECI 161 or ECI 256 recommended. Elements of graph theory, a survey of pertinent optimization techniques, extremal principles in network flow problems, deterministic equilibrium assignment, stochastic equilibrium assignment, extensions of equilibrium assignments and dynamic transportation network assignment. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
ECI 259Asphalt and Asphalt Mixes (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 179; or Consent of Instructor. Asphalts and asphalt mix types and their use in civil engineering structures, with primary emphasis on pavements. Asphalt, aggregate properties and effects on mix properties. Design, construction, recycling. Recent developments and research. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
ECI 260Sediment Transport (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141; Or equivalent. Sediment transport in hydrologic systems. Process-oriented course which will emphasize how sediment moves and the physical processes that affect sediment transport. Field trip. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
ECI 261Cohesive Particle Transportation (3) Review all entries Discontinued
Lecture—3 hour(s). Cohesive particle materials. Processes of aggregation and dispersion. Aggregate properties. Deposition and scour. Channel and harbor design and maintenance. (Letter.) Effective: 2006 Winter Quarter.
ECI 261Colloids in Soil and Water (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 002B; (ENG 103 or ECI 100); Upper division or graduate standing. Pass One restricted to graduate standing; Pass Two restricted to upper division standing or graduate standing. Colloid occurrence, properties, behavior in different environments, and transport mechanisms in water and soils. Emphasis on their role in water contamination. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
ECI 264ATransport, Mixing and Water Quality in River and Lakes (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141; ECI 240. Principal causes of mixing and transport in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and their impacts on water quality. Case studies of specific lakes and rivers. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
ECI 264BTransport, Mixing and Water Quality in Estuaries and Wetlands (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141; ECI 240. Principal causes of mixing and transport in estuaries and wetlands, and their impacts on water quality. Topics include advection/diffusion; tides; transverse mixing; longitudinal dispersion; sediment transport; nutrient cycling; computer modeling of estuaries. Case studies of specific systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Spring Quarter.
ECI 265Stochastic Hydrology and Hydraulics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 266; or Consent of Instructor. Physics-based stochastic methods in modeling hydrologic and hydraulic processes; theory for modeling hydrologic-hydraulic governing equations as stochastic partial differential equations applied to various hydrologic-hydraulic processes under uncertainty, including transport, open channel flow, overland flow, soil water flow, and groundwater. (Letter.) Effective: 2015 Winter Quarter.
ECI 266Applied Stochastic Methods in Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114 or MAT 131 or STA 130A or STA 131A or MAT 118A (can be concurrent). Stochastic processes classification; Gaussian random fields; stochastic calculus in mean square; Ito and Stratonovich stochastic differential equations; Fokker-Planck equation; stochastic differential equations with random coefficients. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
ECI 267Water Resource Management (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114; ECI 141; ECI 142; ECI 153 recommended. Engineering, institutional, economic, and social basis for managing local and regional water resources. Examples in the context of California's water development and management. Uses of computer modeling to improve water management. (Same course as GEO 212.) (Letter.) Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.
ECI 268Infrastructure Economics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ECN 001A or ECN 001AV); ENG 106; Or the equivalent. Economics applied to infrastructure engineering planning, operations, maintenance, and management problems; microeconomic and macroeconomic theories; benefit-cost analysis; effect of uncertainty; optimization economics; non-classical economics; public finance. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
ECI 269Transportation-Air Quality: Theory and Practice (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 149; Or the equivalent. Health and regulatory aspects of airborne pollutants. Principles of modeling vehicle emissions. Conformity issues and the regulatory framework. Regional and micro-scale modeling. (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
ECI 270Advanced Water Resources Management (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 153; ECI 267; Or the equivalent. Discussion of technical papers related to planning theory, system maintenance, regionalization, multi-objective methods, risk analysis, institutional issues, pricing model application, economic development, forecasting, operations, and other topics. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 271Inverse Problems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114; ECI 144; Or equivalents. Inverse calibration of distributed parameter models, using data representing model outputs. Forward and inverse mappings, stability, uniqueness, identifiability. Optimization formulation of inverse problems, maximum likelihood and other objective functions, indirect and direct approaches, solution by UCODE in hands-on project format. (Letter.) Effective: 2010 Fall Quarter.
ECI 272AAdvanced Hydrogeology (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 144; MAT 118A recommended. Flow in confined, unconfined, and leaky aquifers. Geological aspects of aquifers. Regional groundwater flow and hydraulics of pumping and recharging wells. Identification of aquifer parameters. Isotope hydrogeology and recharge estimation. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
ECI 272BAdvanced Hydrogeology (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 212A; ECI 272A. Processes of subsurface flows and transport. Numerical methods of subsurface fluid flow and transport systems. Flow in the unsaturated zone. Fresh water-salt water interface in coastal aquifers. Macrodispersion. Identification of regional aquifer parameters. Modeling of aquifer systems. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Fall Quarter.
ECI 272CMultiphase Reactive Transport (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 142; ECI 144; ECI 148A. Multicomponent reactive transport including multiple phases. Advective/dispersive transport, chemical equilibria, and mass transformation kinetics. Natural chemical/microbiological processes including sorption, complexation, biodegradation, and diffusive mass transfer. Eulerian and Lagrangean averaging methods. Applications to contaminant remediation problems in river and subsurface hydrology. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
ECI 273Water Resources Systems Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114; ECI 153; Or the equivalent. Planning and management of water resource systems. Deterministic and stochastic simulation and optimization techniques. Capacity design and operation of reservoir systems for water supply, hydropower, flood control, and environmental objectives. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
ECI 275Hydrologic Time-Series Analysis (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 114; ECI 142. Application of statistical methods for analysis and modeling of hydrologic series. Statistical simulation and prediction of hydrologic sequences using time series methodology. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Fall Quarter.
ECI 276Watershed Hydrology (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 142; Or the equivalent. Analysis and mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes taking place in a watershed. Precipitation analysis and modeling. Theory of overland flow and its kinematic wave approximation.Analysis and modeling of saturated and unsaturated subsurface flow processes taking place on a hill slope. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 277AComputational River Mechanics I (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): EAD 115 (can be concurrent); ECI 141 (can be concurrent). Unsteady open channel flows, computation of water surface profiles, shallow water equations, St. Venant equations, method of characteristics, finite difference methods, stability and accuracy of explicit and implicit schemes, flood routing in simple and compound channels, advection of plumes. Not open for credit to students who have taken ECI 277. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
ECI 277BComputational River Mechanics II (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 277A. Open channel flows, physical aspects of river mechanics, formulation of depth-averaged equations, boundary conditions, coordinates transformation and grid generation, finite-difference solution techniques, applications to two-dimensional momentum and pollutant transport in rivers. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
ECI 277CTurbulence and Mixing Processes (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Nature of turbulent flows, conservation equations, momentum, heat and mass transport in free and wall-bounded flows, body forces and mixing, roughness effects, turbulence modeling and simulation. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
ECI 278Hydrodynamics (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141. Perturbation methods. Basic water waves. Governing equations for fluid motion on a rotating earth. Rotation effects, vorticity dynamics, Ekman layer. Stratification effects, internal waves and turbulent mixing. Combined effects. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 279Advanced Mechanics of Fluids (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 141. Rotational flows. Navier-Stokes equations and solutions for laminar flow; boundary layer equations and solution techniques. Nature of turbulence. Reynolds equations. Introduction to turbulence modeling. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 280ANonlinear Finite Elements for Elastic-Plastic Problems (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. State of the art finite element methods and tools for elasticplastic problems, including computational techniques based on the finite element method and the theory of elastoplasticity. (Letter.) Effective: 2008 Spring Quarter.
ECI 280BNonlinear Dynamic Finite Elements (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. State of the art computational methods and tools for analyzing linear and nonlinear dynamics problems. (Letter.) Effective: 2009 Spring Quarter.
ECI 281AAdvanced Soil Mechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 171. Consolidation and secondary compression. Preloading and wick drains. Seepage and seepage pressures. Filtration, drainage, and dewatering. Shear strength: friction, cohesion, dilatancy and critical states. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
ECI 281BAdvanced Soil Mechanics (5) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 281A. Site investigation and soil characterization within the context of slope stability analysis. (Letter.) Effective: 2014 Spring Quarter.
ECI 282Pavement Design and Rehabilitation (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 179; or Consent of Instructor. Advanced pavement design and structural/functional condition evaluation for concrete and asphalt pavements. Highways, airfields, port facilities; new facilities, rehabilitation, reconstruction. Mechanistic-empirical procedures, materials, climate and traffic characterization. Use of current design methods; recent developments and research. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
ECI 283Physico-Chemical Aspects of Soil Behavior (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 171. Study of the geotechnical behavior of soils considering formation, transport, mineralogy, soil-fluid-electrolyte systems, surface tension, particle mechanics, shape, fabric, and structure. Laboratories demonstrate effects of fundamental interparticle forces (contact, Van Der Waals, capillarity and chemical). (Letter.) Effective: 2012 Fall Quarter.
ECI 284Theoretical Geomechanics (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 171. Elasticity, plasticity, micromechanics, coupled behavior and large deformations for geomaterials. Prediction of stress-strain-volume change behavior of geomaterials. Monotonic and cyclic loading, anisotropy, bifurcation of deformation. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
ECI 286Advanced Foundation Design (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 173. Design and analysis of pile and pier foundations, including seismic effects; deep excavation systems; tie-back, nailing, and anchor systems; coffer dams; loads on buried conduits; ground modification techniques; and other related topics. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Spring Quarter.
ECI 287Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 138; ECI 281A. Characteristics and estimation of earthquake ground motions; wave propagation and local site response; liquefaction potential and remediation; residual strength and stability considerations; ground deformations; dynamic soil-structure interaction. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Spring Quarter.
ECI 288Earth and Rockfill Dams (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ECI 281A; ECI 281B (can be concurrent). Site selection; design considerations; layout; seismic effects including considerations of fault movements; construction; environmental considerations, instrumentation; maintenance remediation and retrofit of existing dams. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289ASelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Environmental Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Environmental Engineering. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289BSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289CSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Engineering Planning (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Engineering Planning. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289DSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Geotechnical Engineering. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289ESelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Structural Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Structural Engineering. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289FSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Structural Mechanics (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Structural Mechanics. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289GSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Transportation Engineering (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Transportation Engineering. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289HSelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Transportation Planning (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Transportation Planning. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 289ISelected Topics in Civil Engineering; Water Resources Engineering (1-5) Active
Lecture; Laboratory; Lecture/Lab. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Directed group study in Water Resources Engineering. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 290Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Discussion of current graduate research, and guest lectures on recent advances. Oral presentation of individual study. Course required of graduate degree candidates. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 290CGraduate Research Group Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Research problems, progress, and techniques in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 296Topics in Water and Environmental Engineering (1) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Seminars presented by visiting lecturers, UC Davis faculty and, graduate students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
ECI 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ECI 390The Teaching of Civil Engineering (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Meet qualifications for teaching assistant and/or associate-in in Civil Engineering. Participation as teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated up to 9 Unit(s). (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.