Capstone Designe Project (CDP) in Civil Engineering

TitleCapstone Designe Project (CDP) in Civil Engineering
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
StatusCompleted
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2004
Completion03/31/2005
Project Summary

Capstone projects have emerged as very important technique to help students integrate curricular material and gain valuable experience in "real world" problems that better prepares them for professional practice. Design projects can deepen student understanding, aid in long-term retention of knowledge, and provide valuable opportunities to interact with classmates, faculty, alumni and engineers in professional practice.

The objective of the Capstone Design Project is the integration of a group of fourth year civil engineering courses around a central design project. The hope is to create one "real world" central design project that incorporates all of these domains and connects the student with real issues, problems, decisions and process as they complete the design project. The courses are Civil 400, 403, 410 and 430. These courses cover engineering economics, foundation design, concrete structure design and construction engineering and management.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2004/2005
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJohn Howie
Year 1: Funded Amount25,000