Graduate - Master's

Chulalongkorn University had offered graduate courses in various disciplines long before the idea of establishing a Graduate School was discussed and accepted at a meeting of the Dean’s Council in December 1956. At that time the graduate programs were the responsibility of the various faculties. After preparatory work by a special committee, the Graduate School opened on an interim basis in 1961. It was established officially by a Royal Decree in July 1962.

The objective of the Graduate Programs in Civil Engineering is to produce qualified personnel who will be ready to take part in the globalized development in various facets of the civil engineering discipline; to serve in academic institutions, governmental agencies, construction industries, and professional societies. The programs aim at contributing to the successful and sustainable development of Thailand and other nations in this region.

List of Graduate Courses

2101510 Computer Methods for Civil Engineers
2101511 Mass Transit Engineering
2101543 Pavement Design I
2101545 Airport Design
2101550 Civil Engineering Project Planning
2101601 Advanced Structural Theory
2101602 Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members
2101603 Theory of Elasticity
2101604 Shell Structures
2101605 Stability of Structures
2101606 Dynamics and Vibrations
2101607 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
2101608 Plate Structures
2101609 Plastic Design of Steel Structures
2101610 Numerical and Approximate Methods of Structural Analysis
2101611 Matrix Analysis of Structures
2101612 Experimental Structural Analysis
2101614 Behavior of Steel Structures
2101615 Advanced Prestressed Concrete Structures
2101616 Long Span Structural Systems
2101617 Structural Building Components
2101618 Finite Element Method for Civil Engineers
2101619 Seismic Design of Structures
2101620 Advanced Soil Mechanics I
2101621 Foundation Engineering
2101622 Earth Structures
2101623 Field Exploration and Soil Testing
2101625 Soil Dynamics
2101626 Soil Stabilization
2101627 Engineering Geophysics
2101628 Advanced Soil Mechanics II
2101629 Theoretical Soil Mechanics
2101630 Physical and Mineralogical Properties of Soils
2101631 Geomechanics
2101632 Rock Mechanics
2101633 Advanced Engineering Geology
2101634 Plasticity in Soil Mechanics
2101639 Special Study in Soil Engineering
2101640 Highway Planning and Economics
2101641 Traffic Engineering
2101642 Geometric Design of Highways
2101644 Urban Transportation Planning
2101645 Traffic Flow Theory
2101646 Pavement Design II
2101647 Public Transportation Planning
2101648 System Transportation Modeling
2101649 Probability Statistics and Decision for Civil Engineering
2101650 Transportation Technology
2101651 Traffic Characteristics and Operations
2101652 Regional Transportation Planning
2101680 Applied Mathematics I
2101681 Applied Mathematics II
2101683 Experimental Problems in Civil Engineering
2101685 Structural Limit Design
2101690 Construction Methods and Equipment
2101691 Special Studies
2101692 Analytical Methods in Construction Management
2101693 Problem Analysis in Construction Industry
2101694 Contracting in Construction Business
2101695 Computer Applications in Construction
2101696 Project Planning and Control
2101790 Seminar in Civil Engineering I
2101791 Seminar in Civil Engineering II
2101792 Seminar in Civil Engineering III
2101811 Thesis
2101828 Dissertation
2112671 System Analysis for Large-Scale Systems
2601512 Financial Accounting
2601515 Management Accounting
2604501 Financial Management

Course Description

2101510* Computer Methods for Civil Engineers 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Review of computer programming; elimination methods for linear equations: various decomposition and storage schemes, partial pivoting, errors and ill-conditioning; iterative methods for linear equations: Jacobi iteration, Gauss-Seidel iteration and successive over-relaxation methods; interpolations and curve fitting; numerical integration; methods of successive approximation for buckling of columns and beam-columns; numerical solution of differential equation; finite difference solution of beams, plates and grids; solution of nonlinear equations; computer graphics; the emphasis is put on civil engineering applications.

2101511* Mass Transit Engineering 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Prerequisite: 2101429 or consent of faculty
Types and characteristics of bus and rail vehicles; mass transit system operation scheme: route planning, scheduling and operations; station design and control; economic analysis; feasibility study methodology; project implementation study practice.

2101543* Pavement Design I 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Principles of highway and airport pavement including pavement types and wheel loads; stresses in flexible and rigid pavements; consideration of properties of pavement components including the design test; methods of design of flexible and rigid pavement for highways and airports; methods of construction and maintenance.

2101545* Airport Design 3 (2-3-7) [E]
Preparation of a layout and design of an airport including studies of a proposed site; surface and subsurface drainage; runway and taxiway; grading plane and earthwork estimates; design of base courses and runway surfaces; accessory structures and lighting.

2101550* Civil Engineering Project Planning 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Concept of civil engineering project planning; analysis of technical requirement; financial and economic feasibility; capital budgeting techniques; social and political impact considerations and environmental concern; multi-objective decision making.

2101601 Advanced Structural Theory 3 (3-0-9) [C-SE]
Analysis of trusses, frames and arches; influence lines; continuous frames with non-prismatic members; building frames subjected to lateral loads; introduction to matrix analysis of structures.

2101602 Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members 3 (3-0-9) [E]
The behavior and strength of reinforced concrete members; beams subjected to pure bending, combined bending, and shear; columns under axial compression and eccentric loading; deflections, bond and cracking; review of research and pertinent literature; emphasis is placed on the background, use and limitations of present design specifications.

2101603 Theory of Elasticity 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Equations of equilibrium and continuity in elastic solid; two dimensional solutions of beams, wedges, disks and rings under various conditions of loadings; strain concentration; strain energy methods of solution.

2101604 Shell Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Membrane theory of shells; rotational and translational shells; general theory of shells; axisymmetrical bending of shells of revolution; cylindrical shell roofs; prismatic shell roofs.

2101605 Stability of Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Buckling of concentrically and eccentrically loaded columns; lateral buckling of beams; built-up columns; stability of frame works.

2101606 Dynamics and Vibrations 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Analysis of systems with single and multi degree of freedom; free and forced vibration; determination of natural frequencies of structures; distributed mass system; longitudinal and lateral vibration of flexural members; problems involving nonlinear force-displacement relation and damping.

2101607 Advanced Mechanics of Materials 3 (3-0-9) [C-SE]
Stress, strain, and displacement relationships; energy theorems; equilibrium and compatibility conditions; plane stress and plane strain problems; beams on elastic foundation; beam-columns, flexure of curve members; torsion of non-circular and thin-walled members; shear center; shear flow; introduction to theorems of limit analysis.

2101608 Plate Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Differential equations for bending of plates; axisymmetrical bending of circular plates; orthotropic plates; combined action of lateral loads and in-plane forces; finite element method.

2101609 Plastic Design of Steel Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Ultimate load capacity of steel structures; method of analysis for structures in the plastic range; plastic design of continuous beams, frames, and connections; secondary design problems to include the effect of shear and axial forces upon plastic moment capacity.

2101610 Numerical and Approximate Methods of Structural Analysis 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Numerical methods for system of linear equations; moments and deflections of beams; reciprocal relationships; buckling of axially loaded bars; approximate differentiation and integration; vibration problems.

2101611 Matrix Analysis of Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Review of matrix algebra; matrix procedures for analysis of continuous beams, plane frames, space frames under static and quasi-static loading; stiffness and flexibility methods; techniques for solving large linear equation systems; computer application.

2101612 Experimental Structural Analysis 3 (2-3-7) [E]
Laboratory studies of structural models and components; experimental stress analysis; photoelastic method, electrical strain gauge and brittle lacquer methods.

2101614 Behavior of Steel Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Researches which relate the basic behavior of structural steel members and frames to present design approximations; discussions are emphasized on background, use and limitations of the current specifications.

2101615 Advanced Prestressed Concrete Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Prestressing systems; behavior of prestressed concrete beams; moment-curvature relationship; load-deflection curves; ductility and fatigue; analysis and design of composite members, continuous flexural members, prestressed frames and segmental bridges.

2101616 Long Span Structural Systems 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Analysis and design of two high-ribbed and lamella arches, ribbed domes, two-way grid systems, space frames, and cable-suspended systems.

2101617 Structural Building Components 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Analysis and design of structural components for buildings considering various kinds of construction materials: timber, metal, concrete and synthetics; the components include floor systems, roof members, tilt-up walls, sandwich panels, precast members, bearing walls, shear walls and light gauge steel members.

2101618 Finite Element Method for Civil Engineers 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Basic concepts of interpolation; finite element interpolation; introduction to the finite element techniques in mechanics; development of elements from various principles and application of the method to static continuum problems; convergence and compatibility requirements; assemblage of elements and boundary conditions; structure of a typical finite element computer program; introduction to the treatment of dynamics and stability and extension of the method to generalized field problem; application in civil engineering problems.

2101619 Seismic Design of Structures 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Elementary engineering seismology; seismic waves; intensity and magnitude; response spectrum and design earthquakes; earthquake codes and analysis; response spectrum analysis; random vibrations; artificial generation of earthquake records; structural design and detailing for earthquake resistance; special structures: bridges, dams, nuclear power plants.

2101620 Advanced Soil Mechanics I 3 (3-0-9) [C-GE]
Soil formation; the nature of soil; stress within a soil mass; effective stress concept; stress-strain behavior; shear strength of cohesionless soil; one dimensional and two dimensional flow; theories of compressibility and consolidation; undrained and drained shear strength of cohesive soil; creep in soft soil.

2101621 Foundation Engineering 3 (3-0-9) [C-GE]
Application of soil mechanics principles to stress distribution in earth masses; settlement analysis; bearing capacity of piles and caissons; lateral pressure for design of retaining walls, open cuts anchored bulkheads, cofferdams and culverts.

2101622 Earth Structures 3 (3-0-9) [C-GE]
Fundamentals of slope stability problems; seepage in composite sections and anisotropic materials; method of stability analysis; mechanism of failure of natural and artificial slopes; compaction; field observations.

2101623 Field Exploration and Soil Testing 2 (1-3-4) [E]
Prerequisite : 2101429 or Consent of faculty
Types and characteristics of bus and rail vehicles; mass transit system operation scheme; route planning, scheduling and operations, station design and control; economics, analysis; feasibility study methodology; project implementation.

2101625 Soil Dynamics 2 (2-0-6) [E]
Vibration theory relating to soils, soil structures and foundations; application to engineering design; foundations for dynamic loading including impact, pulsating and blast load.

2101626 Soil Stabilization 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Engineering properties of soils to be used as foundation and construction materials; the art of altering engineering properties of soils by means of mechanical, chemical, electrical and thermal stabilization including dewatering, pile sinking techniques, underpinning and other special problems.

2101627 Engineering Geophysics 2 (2-0-6) [E]
Theory and application geophysics and geophysical methods as applied to civil engineering; study of seismology, earth magnetic and electrical fields, gravity and radioactivity; conventional and geophysical methods of subsurface exploration and testing and identification of earth materials.

2101628 Advanced Soil Mechanics II 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Settlement analysis; shallow foundation; earth retaining structures; structure and stability of slopes; normalized soil behavior concept; measurement and selection of soil parameters for evaluation of stability of structures and predictions of pore pressure and undrained deformations.

2101629 Theoretical Soil Mechanics 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Stress and strain concepts; principal stresses and strains; invariants; octahedral stresses and strains; special matrices; plane stress; plan strain; stresses and displacements in soil mass as elastic body; yield criterion; theories of failure; plasticity; effect of wall movement surcharge on lateral earth pressures; bearing capacity and stability of slopes.

2101630 Physical and Mineralogical Properties of Soils 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Aspects of soil mineralogy and its composition applied to soil engineering problems: origin and occurrence of soils; nonclay minerals in soil; structure and properties of the clay minerals; classification and nomenclature of the clay minerals; mineral identification; relation between soil composition engineering behavior.

2101631 Geomechanics 3 (3-0-9) [E]
General concept of numerical methods of soil mechanics; flow through porous media; finite element approaches to the problems of shallow foundation and deep foundation; one, two and three dimensional theories of consolidation.

2101632 Rock Mechanics 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Rock formation; mechanical properties of rocks; stability of rock slopes; underground rock chambers; rock falls; rupture of rocks and methods of improving the properties of rock mass.

2101633 Advanced Engineering Geology 2 (2-0-6) [E]
Advanced study of soil and rock mechanics related to geological structures; site investigation by geological and geophysical methods; surveying of construction materials for civil engineering works.

2101634 Plasticity in Soil Mechanics 3 (3-0-9) [E]
General stress-strain behavior; yield criterion; limiting equilibrium equations; integration of a system of two partial differential equations; solution of Christianovitch on the weightless and purely cohesive soil; determination of stress exerted on walls.

2101639 Special Study in Soil Engineering 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Actual advanced problems in soil engineering.

2101640 Highway Planning and Economics 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Principles of highway planning, finance, economics and programming of improvements; highway needs studies and highway sufficiency studies for regional highway planning.materials.

2101641 Traffic Engineering 3 (2-3-7) [C-TE]
Analysis of traffic problems including filed studies; surveys and the interpretation of survey data; regulation and control methods and equipment.

2101642 Geometric Design of Highways 3 (3-0-9) [C-TE]
Design controls and criteria; design speed; horizontal alignment; vertical alignment; cross section; geometric design of intersections at garages and interchanges.

2101644 Urban Transportation Planning 3 (3-0-9) [C-TE]
Transportation systems and characteristics of traffic flow in urban areas; planning of urban transportation facilities; mathematical models for prediction of traffic flow; interrelationship of landuse and transportation.

2101645 Traffic Flow Theory 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Applications of theoretical approaches to traffic engineering; integration mathematics; probability; control theory; experimental psychology and physical analogies as a means of describing vehicular traffic flow and providing an insight into contemporary traffic research procedures.

2101646 Pavement Design II 2 (2-0-6) [E]
Advanced theorem of pavement design and method for evaluation of damage caused by heavy wheel load impacts on pavement containing excess water.

2101647 Public Transportation Planning 2 (2-0-6) [E]
Engineering problems in the mass movement of people in metropolitan areas; demand in relation to level of service, equipments, routes, running time and station spacing.

2101648 System Transportation Modeling 2 (2-0-6) [E]
An in-depth study of data gathering and processing; trip general model using regression theory; trip distribution model using gravity model and abstract mode model; modal split; traffic assignment and evaluation process.

2101649 Probability Statistics and Decision for Civil Engineering 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Elements of probability theory; common probability models; probabilistic models and observed data; elementary Baysian decision theory; analysis of independent random process.

2101650 Transportation Technology 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Multi-model transportation planning and facilities design; discussion of topics of special interest in transportation planning including evaluation techniques, social and environmental problems in system design and technology of transportation.

2101651 Traffic Characteristics and Operations 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Driver and vehicle characteristics affecting traffic flow; flow and capacity characteristics; statistical properties of traffic; safety analysis; headway and speed measurement; signing and signal control for efficient intersection control; parking characteristics and capacity analysis.

2101652 Regional Transportation Planning 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Transportation planning on regional level with emphasis on planning elements, policy planning, and public participation; forecasting models; need studies and maintenance policy.

2101680 Applied Mathematics I 3 (3-0-9) [C-SE]
Ordinary differential equations; Fourier series; introduction to Fourier and Laplace transforms; some applications to boundary value problems; vector analysis; matrices and linear equations.

2101681 Applied Mathematics II 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Partial differential equations and boundary value problems; special functions; integral transforms; calculus of variations and complex variables with emphasis on civil engineering applications.

2101683 Experimental Problems in Civil Engineering 3 (2-3-7) [E]
A variety of experimental and analytical techniques applied to problems in civil engineering; field and laboratory observation employing strain gauges, mechanical and electrical equipment; static and dynamic instrumentations.

2101685 Structural Limit Design 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Limit analysis theory; application to continuous beams and frames; control of deflection and cracking; yield line analysis by virtual work and equilibrium methods; application to slab of various types; Hillerbor's strip method.

2101690 Construction Methods and Equipment 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Preparation of construction schedules; various types of construction: earth, concrete, underground, foundation; job facilities.

2101691 Special Studies 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Special problems to be carried out under staff direction.

2101692 Analytical Methods in Construction Management 3 (3-0-9)
Analytical methods used in modern construction management from both builders' and owners' views; techniques and methods applied from cost engineering, optimization techniques and work improvement; emphasis is on the use of modeling techniques as a tool for rational decision-makings in construction environment from project conception to completion.

2101693 Problem Analysis in Construction Industry 3 (2-3-7) [E]
Various levels of management problems in construction industry; organization; planning and control of construction's production process, marketing, labor and legal issues; investigation and practice of problem-solving by participating in real-world problems of construction industry.

2101694 Contracting in Construction Business 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Basic principles of civil laws; contracting laws; various types of construction contracts; contract clauses affecting construction performances; FIDIC standard contract; standard method of measurement; criminal laws related to construction.

2101695 Computer Applications in Construction 3 (3-0-9) [C-CM]
A broad range of computer applications in construction with emphasis on engineering management, computer hardware and software components, operating systems, programming languages, and information technology; analysis, design, development and implementation of microcomputer-based system including spreadsheet, database and CAD for CM; the effective utilizations of various construction management software; concepts of decision support system.

2101696 Project Planning and Control 3 (3-0-9) [C-CM]
Analytical techniques for planning and controlling the design and construction of projects with emphasis on scheduling techniques and quality management system including planning with charts, critical path methods (CPM), resource allocation and leveling, time/cost tradeoffs, cash flow analysis, and quality control/quality assurance.

2101790** Seminar in Civil Engineering I 1(0-3-1) [E]
Review and discussion of problems and progress in civil engineering by staff members, students and participants.

2101791** Seminar in Civil Engineering II 3 (0-9-3) [E]
Discussion of special topics related to advanced civil engineering; analysis of data, conclusion, and report presentation.

2101792** Seminar in Civil Engineering III 3 (0-9-3) [E]
Discussion of special topics related to advanced civil engineering concerning research projects; analysis of data, conclusion, and report presentation.

2101811* Thesis 12 credits

2101828** Dissertation 48 credits

2112671 System Analysis for Large-Scale Systems 3 (3-0-9) [E]
An introduction to system concept and methodologies; nature of large-scale public projects; socio-economic evaluation; identification of objectives and alternatives; systems modeling; optimization techniques; simulation; applications to the design and management of large-scale projects.

2601512 Financial Accounting 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Basic accounting concepts and financial statements; accounting records and systems; revenue recognition; cost of sales and inventories; long-lived assets and their amortization; liabilities and owners equity; timing differences and taxes; extraordinary items; cash flow and fund flow statements; financial statement analysis.

2601515 Management Accounting 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Nature of management accounting; behavior of costs and volume-profit relationship; full costing; variable costing; standard costing and production costs variance analysis; the use of accounting information for short-run and long-run decision making; the run of accounting for control, responsibility accounting; budgeting; reporting and analysis of performance.

2604501 Financial Management 3 (3-0-9) [E]
Basic knowledge in financial management; the course comprises the following topics: goal of financial management; techniques in financial planning and control; working-capital management; capital budgeting; long-term financing; cost of capital structure; dividend policy; mergers; and some practical financial problems.

* Course available to M.Eng. students only
** Course available to Ph.D. students only
[C-CM] Core Courses in Construction Engineering and Management
[C-GE] Core Courses in Geotechnical Engineering
[C-SE] Core Courses in Structural Engineering
[C-TE] Core Courses in Transportation Engineering
[E] Elective Courses