Faculty: Lisa Star, Ph.D.
The Geotechnical Engineering area specialization within the MSCE degree program at CSULB requires completion of 31 units of graduate courses, as specified below, as specified below. Each student's program must satisfy all requirements of the university, college, and department, and must contain the equivalent of ten (10) or more units of design, as determined by the department's graduate coordinator.
During the first two weeks of the first semester as a graduate student at CSULB, the student should make an appointment to meet with the graduate coordinator, who will assign him/her to one of the geotechnical area faculty.
Prerequisites: Complete the following classes within one year of admission to the program if the following pre-requisite or equivalent courses have not been met:
Core Courses: Complete four courses from the following construction engineering management classes to satisfy the area requirement:
Math Courses: Complete two courses from the following:
Elective Courses: Complete 6 units of electives selected from approved graduate courses in appropriate subjects.
Research Methods: Complete CE 696
Thesis Option: Complete 6 units of CE 698 Thesis
Comprehensive Exam Option: Complete the following:
Depending on the topic covered during the enrolled semester, the following courses may be included to satisfy either the core or elective requirements:
*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.