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Master Program


ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND QUALITY CONTROL

 This course is designed for students to understand properties and behavior of various civil engineering materials, standard specifications and methods of test, long-term protection and durability, inspection, quality control and assurance.

ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The major contents of this course include: Introduction to Asset Management System, Pavement Management Systems Overview, Pavement Condition Surveys, Pavement Condition Indices, Example of Working System (Demonstration of MicroPaver Program), Relational Databases and Locations Referencing Systems, Data Requirements (Inventory and History,Pavement Management Levels and Functions), Performance Models, Remaining Service Life, Prioritization, Optimization, Feedback Database Management, Establishing Criteria & Determining Present and Future Needs, Institutional & Implementation Issues, Quality Management, Looking Ahead (LTPP).

ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF SOIL

 This is a laboratory oriented course; subjects studied are the formation of soils, the index properties and the hydraulic properties, compaction characteristic of soils. Consolidation behavior of soft clay and the shear strength tests are also included.

SOIL DYNAMICS

 This course covers two basic areas: the liquefaction of loose saturated sands and the conventional dynamics of foundations due to vibration of machines.

NUMERICAL METHODS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

This course offers an introduction to numerical methods and their application in geotechnical engineering. The finite difference, finite element, and boundary elements methods are also briefed in this course.

FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

The finite element method is the most powerful structural analysis tool for the civil engineers. The basic formulation and programming technique are introduced. According to the same procedures, the different elements such as truss, beam, plate and shell are easily formulated.

ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS

Stress distribution for various kinds of loads in the soil, strength and failure criteria of soil, consolidation characteristics of soft clay, and stability problem in the soil mechanics.

ADVANCED STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

This course employs both the Force method and the Displacement method to analyze the structures, Sub-structure, C.S.T. element and Material nonlinear problems.

THEORETICAL SOIL MECHANICS

This course offers an introduction of solutions to geotechnical engineering applications that are classified as stability problems. Upper bound and lower bound methods of the limit analysis are emphasized in the class.

STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS

This course covers the methods for analyzing the stresses and deflections developed in any given type of structures when they are subjected to an arbitrary dynamic loading.

STRUCTURAL STABILITY

 This course presents a concise and reasonably comprehensive introduction to the principles and theory of structural stability that are the bases for structural steel design and show how they may be used in the solution of practical building frame design problems.

TUNNEL ENGINEERING AND DESIGN

This course focuses on the design and construction of soft soil and rock tunnels. Emphasis is placed on the stability and safety of tunnels.

PAVEMENT MATERIALS

This course discusses design and properties of modern pavement materials, including soils, aggregates, Portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete.

ROCK MECHANICS

Topics include the origin, formation, and characteristic of rock and rock joints. The index properties, engineering classification, and strength of rocks are presented in this course. Also included are the specific applications of rock mechanics for surface and underground excavations and foundations.

EXPERT SYSTEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Topics include: fundamentals of artificial intelligence; introduction to symbolic language and expert system shells; knowledge representation and reasoning paradigms; and object-oriented programming.

PAVEMENT ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

 This course is intended to address advanced theories of pavement behavior and concepts of pavement design.

PAVEMENT EVALUATION AND REHABILITATION

This course focuses on the concepts and techniques of pavement evaluation, and proper design of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation projects.

SPECIAL TOPICS AND PROGRAMMING IN KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS

The emphases are on knowledge-based programming methodologies, knowledge engineering techniques, life cycle of expert systems, and alternative reasoning paradigms. Each student develops a prototype expert system for an application of his or her choice.

WIND ENGINEERING

This course reviews: random vibration and spectral analysis; characteristics of atmospheric boundary layer flow; bluff body aerodynamics; aero elastic phenomena- structure and flow interaction; along wind and across wind responses of high-rise buildings and slender structures; and wind tunnels.

SPECIAL TOPICS IN TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING

This course covers the consideration, analysis, and evaluation of recent transportation related innovations and developments.

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING

The contents in this course including:Understand what is Earthquake, How earthquake occurs, how to measure an earthquake, how to consider the earthquake-resisting capacity of a building structure, how to proceed earthquake-resisting design of building structures, discuss its theoretical background-structural dynamics, static earthquake-resisting analysis, dynamic earthquake-resisting – spectrum method and time-history analysis, earthquake-resisting design of RC structures and steel structures, passive control of building structures, and application software.

APPLICATIONS OF GEOSYNTHETICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

As an introductory course of geosynthetic applications, this course offers a comprehensive introduction of product-manufacturing, properties test, and design schemes.

RANDOM VIBRATION

This course is to introduce the basic theories of statistics and random vibration process. Make sure students can learn how to deal with random excitation calculation of structural response. This course contains basic theories of statistics and random process, definition of random process, Fourier analysis, spectral analysis, excitation-response relation, etc.

APPLIED ROCK MECHANICS

Student will learn the mechanical behavior, constuction method and measurement of tunnelling.

FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL BEHAVIOR

This course introduces the fundamental principles of soil behavior. The major purpose is an understanding of the factors determining and controlling the engineering properties and behavior of soils under different conditions.

CONSTITUTIVE LAWS FOR GEOLOGIC MATERIALS

This course covers a variety of constitutive or stress-strain laws of engineering materials. They play a significant role in providing reliable results from any solution procedure. Their importance has been enhanced significantly with the great increase in development and application of many modern computer-based techniques such as the finite element, finite difference, and boundary integral equation methods.

STATISTICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

This course includes: data characteristics & collecting data, descriptive statistics, probability, discrete random variables and probability distributions, continuous random variables and probability distributions, random samples and sample distributions, point estimation, test of hypotheses based on a single sample, inference based on two samples, the analysis of variance, the analysis of categorical data, regression analysis and engineering applications.

 

COMPUTATIONAL WIND ENGINEERING

This course introduces engineering graduate students to Computational characteristics of the Navier Stokes Equations; Unique fluid mechanics aspects of nonlinear advection terms, boundary conditions, and turbulence models; Grid preparation with Cartesian and unstructured mesh generation software; Hands on familiarity with FLUENT/GAMBIT and other software products

DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Contents include Decision Making Systems Modelling and Support, Decision Support Systems Modelling and Analysis, Data Warehousing, Data, Text and Web Mining, Collaboration, Knowledge Management, Intelligent System, Implementation of Decisions Support Systems, Enterprise Systems, Knowledge Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning, etc.

APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ENGINEERING 

This course introduces the principle of artificial intelligence and its applications in Engineering. Symbolic programming, search algorism, soft computing, knowledge management and business rule systems are the major topics.

ENGINEERING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

The course focuses on the introduction of database systems and other applicable information technologies for engineering information management. Students will have individual assignments designed to reinforce concepts from the lectures and to acquire necessary knowledge to use computers to improve management problems of construction business.

RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

 This course offers an introduction to the research methods with emphasis on applying them to the field of civil engineering.  Experimental research design, data collection, statistical data analysis, validity, and report writing will be covered.

STRUCTURAL RETROFIT AND DESIGN

This course introduces the principle of structural retrofit analysis and design of existing buildings and bridges subjected to earthquakes. The major topics include: structural health monitoring, material test, lifespan evaluate, strength analysis method and design software.

COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS - BUILDING ENVIRONMENT APPLICATIONS

As anintroduction to computational fluid dynamics on how to generate a grid, how to specify boundary conditions, and how to determine if the computer output is meaningful, this course emphasizes the applications of CFD to building environmental problems

ENGINEERING INFORMATION SYSTEM PROJECT

Aiming at the implementation of engineering information system (EIS), this course guides students to propose EIS projects and then apply system analysis & system design (SASD) techniques and up-to-date information technologies for realizing their proposals.

TECHNOLOGIES CREATION VS. CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

This course discusses the development status of scientific technologies industry and their future creation. This course also discusses how to promote the scientific level of construction engineering and the benefit of human beings by using scientific technology creations. In the meantime, this course discusses how to promote the level of scientific technologies by using appropriate construction engineering.

SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ENGINEERING SOFTWARES

An introduction to the knowledge body consists of system analysis and design.

ENGINEERING MATERIAL AND QUALITY CONTROL

This course is designed for students to understand concepts of quality control, current QC systems for the construction of public works, statistics basics, statistical quality control, properties, standard specifications, inspectionand methods of test of construction materials.

WIND RESISTANT DESIGN OF BUILDINGS

Building Aerodynamics, i.e., wind effects on buildings and structures, is a multi-discipline realm of knowledge. This course will cover the following items: characteristics of atmospheric boundary layer flow, bluff body aerodynamics and aeroelasticity, wind loads on buildings and structures, wind tunnel tests and applications of building wind code. Students should have previous course on Random Vibration.

CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 

This course offers an introduction to the knowledge body consists of cash flow, risk management, project financing, Build-operate and transfer, and PFI and PPP(The Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnership (PPP).

ENGINEERING INFORMATION SYSTEM PROJECT  

Aiming at the implementation of engineering information system (EIS), this course guides students to propose EIS projects and then apply system analysis & system design (SASD) techniques and up-to-date information technologies for realizing their proposals.

TECHNOLOGIES CREATION VS. CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING 

 Topics include the development status of high technology industries and their future prospects, the promotion of technological level of construction engineering by using high technologies, and the promotion of creation of high technology industries by fulfilling adequate construction engineering.

SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ENGINEERING SOFTWARE

Contents include Requirement Analysis, System Design, Interface Design, Design Pattern, Data Management Design, Implementation and Software, etc.

CONSTRUCTION AUTOMATION AND E-BUSINESS

This course introduces the subjects and significance of automation and computerization in construction industry. Meanwhile, through a survey of the current implementation of automation and computerization, the development procedure and the trend of construction and computerization will also be provided.

RELIABILITY ANALYSIS

This course will first review the fundamental concept of probability theory, including many usual and useful probability distributions. Two major reliability analysis approaches, the sampling method and approximated method, are discussed and applied to the real engineering problem. Bayesian theory and other recent applications of reliability analysis in civil engineering will be discussed in this course depending on the time frame.

SEMINAR

The objective of this course is to bring up-to-date construction engineering information/technologies to students. Accordingly, special issues about structure, geological engineering, and construction management would be organized in this seminar. Experts in the organized issues will be invited to have talks and discussions with participants.

 

THEORY OF ELASTICITY

The purpose of this course is to discuss the methods of analysis of stress and deformation for an elastic body under loading.

ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

This course includes: Introduction to Asset Management System, Pavement Management Systems Overview, Pavement Condition Surveys, Pavement Condition Indices, Demonstration of MicroPaver Program, Relational Databases and Locations Referencing Systems, Data Requirements (Inventory and History, Pavement Management Levels and Functions), Performance Models, Remaining Service Life, Prioritization, Optimization, Feedback Database Management, Establishing Criteria & Determining Present and Future Needs, Institutional & Implementation Issues, Quality Management, Looking Ahead (LTPP).

 

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