Integrating major design experience throughout a small civil engineering program

Karen C. Chou, W. James Wilde

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A 2-semester course sequence was developed to fulfill the major design experience in a small civil engineering program in a rural area. The goal of this major experience is to emulate the practice of planning and designing of a civil engineering project in a typical engineering office. To achieve this goal, we have involved students from freshman to senior level classes, faculty, and the engineering community. The objective of this paper is to share our first year's experience in "teaching" this course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual Frontiers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering as a Human Endeavor: Partnering Community, Academia, Government, and Industry, FIE 2003 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)0780379616
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003 - Westminster, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2003Nov 8 2003


Other33rd Annual Frontiers in Education, FIE 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Civil engineering
  • Integrated curriculum
  • Major design experience
  • Rural area
  • Small program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Education


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