Course Offerings

Course Projection Guide

The Course Projection Guide is a tool to help students plan their academic careers by forecasting course offerings up to three years in advance.

Course Descriptions

A full list of all courses offered by the CEE Department, including detailed descriptions and prerequisite information, can be found on the PSU Bulletin. 

Graduate Student and Senior Elective Courses

For elective planning, CEE provides a list of course descriptions for CEE technical electives and graduate courses for the next academic quarter.  These are published prior to the official opening of the registration period and subject to change.


Summer 2021
Graduate and Senior Elective Courses

Registration for Summer 2021 courses opens on 5/3/2021. Please see the PSU Academic Calendar for more information.

Environmental / Water Resources

Course Description Prerequisites
CE 485 / 585: Environmental Cleanup and Restoration Survey of procedures for evaluating risks posed by hazardous waste sites and the cleanup steps that lead to an acceptable restoration of such sites. Topics include U.S. environmental law and regulation, site investigations, risk assessment, and a focus on actual case studies, many in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

Undergraduates: Junior standing

Graduates: graduate standing

Transportation

Course Description Prerequisites
CE 462 / 562: Traffic Engineering and Signal Timing Theory and practice of traffic signal timing. Focuses on terms associated with signal timing, relating practice in the field with analysis completed using the Highway Capacity Manual and other traffic engineering software. A significant portion of the class is focused on applications, specifically focused on multimodal applications.

Undergraduates and Graduates: CE 351

Structural

Course Description Prerequisites
CE 432 / 532: Structural Steel Design Design of components of steel structures based on allowable strength design and load and resistance factor design methods.

Undergraduates: CE 321 and CE 325

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Fall 2021
Graduate and Senior Elective Courses

Environmental / Water Resources

Course Description Prerequisites

CE 5/610: Water Quality Modeling 2

Water Quality Modeling: Sediment Processes. Description of modeling techniques for determining the impact of organic sediments on water quality in rivers, reservoirs, lakes and estuaries. Analysis of dissolved oxygen, nutrient, CH4, H2S impacts of sediment processes on water quality. Estimation of green-house gas production from sediments.

Undergraduates: CE 361 and CE 371

Graduates: graduate standing

CE 5/666: Environmental Data Analysis Application of probabilistic and statistical models to the description of environmental data with a focus on hydrology and water quality. Graphical and quantitative techniques of exploratory data analysis, selection and fitting of appropriate probability distributions, simple and multiple and multivariate regression and their applications to analysis and modeling, and detection of changes and trends in environmental time series. This is the same course as ESM 566 and may be taken only once for credit. Graduates: graduate standing and Stat 243 and 244 or Stat 460
CE 5/672: Environmental Fluid Mechanical Transport Introduction to the basic physical processes which transport pollutants in natural waters (rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries); mathematical formulations of heat and mass advective and diffusive transport; descriptions of molecular diffusion, turbulent diffusion, and dispersion. Use of predictive mathematical models as a basis for water and air quality management.

Undergraduates: CE 361 and CE 371

Graduates: graduate standing

CE 4/574: Unit Operations of Environmental Engineering Unit operations of water and wastewater treatment; pretreatment; sedimentation, filtration, aeration, disinfection, sludge treatment and disposal, advanced waste-water treatment processes.

Undergraduates: Ch 223 or CE 371 or CE 487

Graduates: graduate standing

CE 4/587: Aquatic Chemistry Aqueous chemistry in natural water systems: simple-to-complex acid/base chemistry; titration curves; buffer strength; acid/base chemistry of carbon dioxide in open and closed systems; alkalinity as system variable (blood); mineral dissolution/precipitation (metal carbonates); redox chemistry: pe-pH, redox succession/organic loading/dissolved oxygen loss, nitrate reduction, iron oxide dissolution, hydrogen sulfide production, methane formation. This is the same course as Ch 487 and can be taken oly once for credit

Undergraduates: CE 371 or Ch 223

Graduates: graduate standing

Transportation

Course Description Prerequisites
CE 410 / 510: Computer Methods in CEE
 
Basic programming techniques, algorithm development, debugging, numerical differentiation and integration, solving system of equations, nonlinear optimization techniques.

Graduates: graduate standing

CE 4/514: Transportation Seminar This weekly seminar features a different speaker each week covering various topics in transportation research and practice. The topics cover all modes of transportation, with a focus on current practice. This course may be taken for credit up to three times.  
CE 4/559: Transportation Operations Operation, modeling, and control of unscheduled and scheduled transportation modes; elementary traffic flow concepts; flow, density and speed; scheduling; route and bottleneck capacities; networks; data interpretation; analysis techniques; diagrams; simulation queuing; optimization.

Undergraduates: CE 351

Graduates: graduate standing

Structural

Course Description Prerequisites
CE 4/510: Lifeline Systems and Disasters Seminar course that addresses lifeline infrastructure systems (including energy, transportation and water sectors) and the performance of those systems in disasters. A series of experts from the public and private sectors will present case studies and will discuss current problems and practices in lifeline resilience with a focus on hazards from Cascadia earthquakes.

 

CE 5/610: Machine Learning Methods in CEE Introduction to machine learning (ML) pipelines - data collection, visualization and cleaning, model training and tuning; Fundamentals of supervised and unsupervised learning; Common ML models - linear and logistic regression, SVM, decision trees, ANN, and K-means; Practical tools - scikit-learn, Keras, and TensorFlow.

Undergraduates: MTH 254 and STAT243 (or STAT 451)

Graduates: graduate standing

CE 434: Principles of Reinforced Concrete Loads, load factors and structural safety, ultimate strength analysis; short column behavior, design of simple and continuous beams; one-way slabs; serviceability and detailing requirements with reference to current codes.

Undergraduates: CE 321 and CE 325

CE 5/639: Advanced Steel Design Analysis and design of metal structures including connections, plate girders, design loads, structural systems, and bracing.

Undergraduates: CE 432

Graduates: graduate standing

Geotechnical

Course Description Prerequisites
CE 5/641: Advanced Soil Mechanics Study of the advanced principles of soil behavior related to stress-strain, shear strength, permeability, and consolidation.

Undergraduate: CE 341

Graduate: graduate standing

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