Courses

Course planning tools

Undergraduate

  • L&S 70C Living on the Edge
  • CE 70 Engineering Geology
  • CE 171 Introduction to Geological Engineering
  • CE 173 Groundwater and Seepage
  • CE 174 Engineering Geomatics
  • CE 175 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • CE 176 Environmental Geotechnics
  • CE 177 Foundation Engineering Design
  • CE C178 Applied Geophysics
  • CE 179 Geosystems Engineering Design
  • CE 199 Supervised Independent Study

Graduate

  • CE 202A Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • CE 270 Advanced Geomechanics
  • CE 271 Sensors and Signal Interpretation
  • CE 272 Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics
  • CE 273 Advanced GeoEngineering Testing and Design
  • CE 275 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering  
  • CE C276 Seismic Hazard Analysis and Design Ground Motions
  • CE 277 Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • CE 281 Engineering Geology
  • CE 285C Seismic Methods in Applied Geophysics
  • CE 286 Digital Data Processing
  • CE 290J Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
  • CE 298 Geoengineering Seminar
  • CE 299 Independent Study

Typical GeoSystems course sequence

Each semester, MS students take 4 courses (3 units each). Class schedules are determined in the fall when students arrive on campus. Students meet with the faculty adviser(s) to identify the classes that best meet his/her research and professional goals while meeting the degree requirements of the department.  


Fall

  • CE 270 Advanced Geomechanics 
  • CE 277 Earthquake Engineering 
  • CE 281 Engineering Geology 
  • CE 298 GeoSystems Seminar (1 unit)
  • And one of the following:
    • CE 173 Groundwater and Seepage 
    • CE 193 Engineering Risk Analysis 
    • CE 271 Sensors and Signal Interpretation 
    • CE 299 Independent Research

Spring

  • CE 272 Numerical Methods in Geomechanics
  • CE 273 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering and Design  
  • CE 277 Advanced Foundation Engineering
  • CE 298 GeoSystems Seminar
  • And one of the following:
    • CE 202 Vadose Zone Hydrology
    • CE 176 Environmental Geotechnics
    • CE 202 Vadose Zone Hydrology
    • CE C276 Seismic Hazard Analysis and Design Ground Motions
    • CE 271 Digital Data Processing
    • CE 299 Independent Research  

GeoSystems seminars

GeoSystems seminars are held weekly during the academic year and feature speakers from the industry and academia. The seminars are held every Wednesday, 12-1 in 406 Davis Hall. The seminars are open to all members of the academic community and the public.