Viterbi School of Engineering

Sustainable Infrastructure Systems

The Sustainable Infrastructure Systems program prepares students for immediate and effective participation in the modern infrastructure workforce through a common core that includes smart-system design for sustainable infrastructures, the societal and regulatory context of infrastructure engineering decisions, and construction management. Five plans of study for the Master of Science degree allow for specialization based on background and interest.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation Systems)

Required Courses Units
CE 471 Principles of Transportation Engineering 3
CE 501 Functions of the Constructor 3
CE 515 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems 3
CE 579 Introduction to Transportation Planning Law 3
PPD 633 Urban Transportation Planning and Management 4

Elective Courses (Four Courses, Other Electives Upon Approval*) Units
CE 583 Design of Transportation Facilities 3
CE 585 Traffic Engineering and Control 3
CE 588 Railroad Engineering 3
CE 589 Port Engineering: Planning and Operations 3
PPD 634 Institutional and Policy Issues in Transportation 4
PPD 692 Transportation and the Environment 4

*Note: Students electing the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation Systems) degree option are expected to have a background in statistics and uncertainty equivalent to ISE 225 or CE 408, and engineering economy equivalent to ISE 460. Admitted students who do not meet these prerequisites can satisfy the requirements by taking appropriate, adviser-approved electives.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Water and Waste Management)

Required Courses Units
CE 451 Water Resources Engineering 3
CE 453 Water Quality Control 3
CE 476 Design of Pressurized Hydraulic Systems 3
CE 501 Functions of the Constructor 3
CE 515 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems 3

Elective Courses (Four Courses, Other Electives with Approval*) Units
CE 504 Solid Waste Management 3
CE 510 Groundwater Management 3
CE 511 Flood Control Hydrology 3
CE 516 Geohydrology 3
CE 520a Ocean and Coastal Engineering 3

*Note: Students electing the Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Water and Waste Management) degree option are expected to have a background in fluid mechanics equivalent to CE 309 or ENE 410. Admitted students who do not meet this prerequisite will be assigned a course to complete the deficiency.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Electric Power)

Required Courses Units
CE 515 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems 3
CE 501 Functions of the Constructor 3
EE 443 Introduction to Power Systems 3
EE 444 Power Systems Technology 3
EE 521 Power Systems Analysis and Design 3

Elective Courses (Four Courses, Other Electives with Approval) Units
EE 513 Solid State Energy Devices 3
EE 524 Transients in Power Systems 3
EE 525 Power System Protection 3
EE 526 Renewable Energy in Power Systems 3
EE 527 Net-Centric Power-System Control 3

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications Services)

Required Courses Units
CE 501 Functions of the Constructor 3
CE 515 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems 3
EE 450 Introduction to Computer Networks 3
EE 485 Telecommunications Technology 3
EE 503 Probability for Electrical and Computer Engineers 4
EE 535 Mobile Communications 3
EE 558 Optical Fiber Communication Systems 3

Elective Courses (Two Courses, Other Electives with Approval) Units
EE 475 Wireless Communication Technology 3
EE 544 Radio Frequency Systems and Hardware 3
EE 550 Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks 3
EE 555 Broadband Network Architectures 3

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion)

Required Courses (7 courses, 21 units) Units
AME 430 Thermal Systems Design 3
AME 525 Engineering Analysis 3
AME 526 Engineering Analytical Methods 3
AME 577 Survey of Energy and Power for a Sustainable Future 3
AME 578 Modern Alternative Energy Conversion Devices 3
CE 501 Functions of the Constructor 3
CE 515 Sustainable Infrastructure Systems 3

Elective Courses (Two Courses, 6 units*) Units
AME 513 Principles of Combustion 3
AME 514 Applications of Combustion and Reacting Flows 3
AME 579 Combustion Chemistry and Physics 3
AME 581 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering 3
AME 582 Nuclear Reactor Physics 3
ENE 505 Energy and the Environment 3

*Students are encouraged to consider electives from other Sustainable Infrastructure Systems programs

Students with M.S. degrees in engineering or science disciplines can be accepted in these programs. Students must satisfy all other departmental degree requirements.