Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering
Area of Study
Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewDescriptionThe objectives of this subject are to ensure a general understanding of the role of the civil engineer in the provision of basic infrastructure necessary to support the development and maintenance of urban and rural settlement; to provide a sound foundation for further education in the processes of design, construction, operation and maintenance of community infrastructure; to ensure an understanding of the need to develop the necessary individual and multidisciplinary skills in civil engineering project analysis and development.Subject objectivesUpon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:1. Explain the fundamentals of Civil Engineering processes and terminology2. Identify local community needs and expectations3. Recognise the social ramifications of civil engineering works on community life4. Comprehend the need to work within acceptable standards5. Assess various options for civil engineering works6. Explain the balance between theoretical knowledge and sound practical experienceThis subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies [EA Stage 1 Competency:1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.1)Design components, systems and/or processes to meet required specifications [EA Stage 1 Competency: 1.3, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3] (B.2)Implement and test solutions [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.2, 2.3,] (B.5)Evaluate model applicability, accuracy and limitations [EA Stage 1 Competency: 2.1,2.2] (C.3)Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose [EA Stage 1 Competency: 3.2] (E.1)Teaching and learning strategiesThe delivery of the subject will include lectures and tutorials. The overall structure of the course involves two meetings per week. The first session will be lecture based in its format and the second meeting tutorial or computer lab based. The integration of lectures are representative of ?real-world? civil engineering and will assist in the understanding of advanced subjects embracing academically complex material. The tutorial and then computer lab sessions are hands-on sessions to practice the drawing aspects of the subject.Lecture material will be presented in a manner that stimulates the minds of the student at this early stage of the course. To this end the lectures will have a practical bias and will be presented by experienced practitioners.Students will be encouraged to be interactive on all aspects of the course of instruction, which will include the use of Power point presentations and selected videos of civil engineering projects and works.You should attend all lectures to obtain comprehensive tuition on a wide range of civil engineering infrastructure design, construction and maintenance.As a student in this subject you are expected to attend and participate in all tutorial and computer lab sessions and complete set assignments by their due dates.ContentLecture content includes the following: Orthographic and Isometric Drawing, Structural Fundamentals, Drawings including AutoCAD, Soils and civil engineering, Soil retention structures, Road and Traffic Engineering,Evnironment Legislation and Environmental Engineering.AssessmentAssessment task 1: Drawing Assignments (2)Objective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:1 and 4This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:B.1 and B.2Type: ProjectGroupwork: IndividualWeight: 20%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsCorrect application of Orthogonal and isometric drawing 50 1, 4 B.1Justification of the outcome 50 1, 4 B.2SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 2: AutoCAD DrawingObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:1This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:B.1, B.2, B.5, C.3 and E.1Type: ExercisesGroupwork: IndividualWeight: 20%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsCorrectness of the setting for drawing 20 1 B.1Accuracy of drawing 20 1 B.2Accuracy of drawing 20 1 B.5Accuracy of the drawing 20 1 C.3Effectiveness of communication 20 1 E.1SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesAssessment task 3: Final ExaminationObjective(s):This assessment task addresses subject learning objectives:1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes:B.1 and B.5Type: ExaminationGroupwork: IndividualWeight: 60%Criteria linkages:Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOsCorrectness of answers 50 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 B.1Justification of results testing 50 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 B.5SLOs: subject learning objectivesCILOs: course intended learning outcomesMinimum requirementsStudents must gain a mark of 30/60 in the Final Exam and a mark of 50/100 overall to gain a 'Pass' in the Subject.
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