ENGRCEE 181A Senior Design Practicum (2015-2016)

ENGRCEE 181A Senior Design Practicum

(Required for CE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 181A Senior Design Practicum (Credit Units: 2) Team designs land development project including infrastructural, environmental, circulation aspects. Focus on traffic impact studies, design of roads, geometry, signals, geotechnical and hydrological analysis, design of structural elements, economic analysis. Oral/Written interim and final design reports. Laboratory sessions. In-progress grading. Corequisite: CEE121, CEE151C, CEE162 or CEE171. Prerequisite: CEE81A; CEE81B; CEE110; CEE130 and CEE160. ENGRCEE 181A-B-C must be taken in the same academic year. Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors only. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0071494373.

Recommended Textbook:

Merritt, F.S., Loftin, M.K., and Ricketts, J.T. Standard Handbook for Civil Engineering, 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill.

Handouts in lecture and collected reference material on legal, ethical, societal and contractual aspects of civil engineering projects, as appropriate.

Michael G. McNally
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC c, EAC d, EAC f, EAC g, EAC j.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Design a transportation, structural, water, or environmental system, component or process to meet desired needs. (EAC c)

2. Function as part of a civil and environmental engineering design team, including contributing to the integration of all design elements into a cohesive whole that is summarized in a professional-standard design report. (EAC d)

3. Apply ethical, societal, legal and contractual details in a civil and environmental engineering project. (EAC f, EAC j)

4. Effectively communicate and present his/her design to a technical audience. (EAC g)

Prerequisites by Topic

Structural design – concrete and timber, Transportation design – signals and streets, Hydrologic analysis and design, Waste management designs, and Basics of cost calculations

Lecture Topics:
  • The Land Development Process. (Week 1)
  • Planning & Permit Process. (Week 2)
  • Site Planning Report. (Week 3)
  • Environmental Impact Analysis. (Week 4)
  • Construction Management. (Week 5)
  • Real Property Law. (Week 6)
  • Landscape & Utilities. (Week 7)
  • Civil Engineering Ethics. (Week 8)
  • Scheduling & Production Control. (Week 9)
  • Quality Assurance /Quality Control. (Week 10)
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1.5 hours of lecture and 1.5 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

AutoCAD, GIS, MS-Project, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and other software for planning, design, and economic analysis.

Laboratory Projects:

In weekly lab sessions, students meet with their consulting teams to develop an overall site development plan corresponding to a real world development project. Final site develop report and formal team presentation are required.

Professional Component

Contributes to the Civil Engineering Topics courses and Major design experience; and the Environmental Engineering Topics courses and Major design experience.

Design Content Description

Comprehensive land development and design using a real-world development area in the local community, including all elements relating to the overall project design and to the integrated final design of structural, transportation, water, and environmental facilities, including CAD drawings, visualization, and redesign for the requisite components. Formal report and presentations.

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 100%
Grading Criteria:
  • Site Plan Report & Presentation: 20% (CEE 181A)
  • Preliminary Design Report & Presentation: 15% (CEE 181B)
  • Final Project Report & Presentation: 40% (CEE 181C)
  • Exams and Tech Memos: 10% (All quarters)
  • Homework: 10% (All quarters)
  • Attendance: 5% (All quarters)
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

December 21, 2015
Senate Approved:
April 11, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr