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1 12-100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Spring 2008 Course Description: Introduction to selected subfields in the discipline, such as structural engineering, construction project management, and environmental engineering. Problem-solving exercises apply fundamental concepts from these subfields to integrate the steps of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation through individual homework assignments and group projects that require attention to a broad range of issues. The course also exposes the students to issues related to engineering practice such as working in teams, preparing reports, making technical presentations, and respecting ethics. Co-requisites: 21-115, 21-116, 33-106. Instructor: Irving J. Oppenheim (ijo); PH 107A; x82950 Office Hours: MWF after class, or by appointment Graduate Teaching Assistants: Susanna Ehlers, PH 7A, x87567, (sehlers) Karl Greden, PH 207C, x83819, (kgreden) Amelia Wright, PH 7A, x87567, (apwright) Undergraduate Teaching Assistants: Reiko Baugham (abaugham) Chris Fornataro (cdf) Paz Gilboa (pgilboa) Anna Lenhart (alenhart) Jeff Miller (jfmiller) Ryan Swick (rswick) Corey Tucker (ctucker) Class Location and Time: Porter Hall 125C Monday 2:30-3:20; Wednesday 2:30-4:20; Friday 2:30-3:20 Blackboard Web Site: http:// www.cmu.edu/blackboard/
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2 Course Objectives This course introduces you to the discipline of civil and environmental engineering through examination of topics in structural, construction, hydraulics, and transportation engineering. The components of engineering design, working in teams and the development of analytical skills are emphasized. The course aims to provide: an understanding of the scope of civil and environmental engineering; an exposure to some basic principles, concepts, and approaches that apply across all engineering disciplines, such as the use of idealizations and approximations, and the use of team brainstorming for creative problem solving; a context for using information from other freshman courses, especially calculus and physics; a background for higher level classes in civil and environmental engineering; an appreciation for the importance of civil and environmental engineering to the quality of life and economic opportunities of individuals and communities; and, some experience with the fun of being an engineer. Course Outcomes and ABET Accreditation Engineering degrees at Carnegie Mellon are accredited by a national organization called the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Receipt of a degree from an accredited engineering program is a prerequisite for a professional engineer license in the United States, so most schools of engineering seek accreditation for their degree programs. Without an accredited engineering degree, the path to obtain a professional engineering license is much more arduous. The accreditation process obligates us to show that we meet certain educational outcomes within our required curriculum of study. Course 12-100 is one component of the required curriculum in civil engineering and is regularly
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