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dc.contributor.advisor Durrani, Ahmad J.
dc.creatorSpieler, Christof Torsten
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T07:59:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T07:59:38Z
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Spieler, Christof Torsten. "Developing an introductory civil engineering course." (1999) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17299.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17299
dc.description.abstract A new course designed to introduce freshmen to civil engineering and to give non-engineers a taste of engineering was developed and taught. The course is divided into four sections (demand, design, construction, and effects) that illustrate the life-cycle of an engineering project. It was taught using case studies, illustrated lectures, discussions, and hand-on-projects. Extensive surveying of students indicates that the course was effective in conveying the importance of economics and inter-personal communications in engineering, portraying the scope of civil engineering, and giving students an understanding of the design process. Both engineers and non-engineers found the course interesting, and the engineering students felt that it encouraged them to remain in engineering.
dc.format.extent 89 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCivil engineering
Higher education
dc.title Developing an introductory civil engineering course
dc.type Thesis
dc.type.material Text
thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science


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