ENGRCEE 181A Senior Design Practicum I (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 181A Senior Design Practicum I

(Required for CE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 181A Senior Design Practicum I (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. Corequisite: ENGRCEE 121, ENGRCEE 151C, ENGRCEE 162 or ENGRCEE 171. Prerequisite: CEE81A; CEE81B; CEE110. Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. ENGRCEE 181A-B-C must be taken in the same academic year. (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 k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Complete a site development plan reflecting structural, transport, water, and environmental designs. (EAC c)

2. Apply ethical, societal, legal, and other constraints in engineering design. (EAC c, EAC f)

3. Apply engineering cost estimation and project management techniques for development projects. (EAC k)

4. Function as active participant on multi-disciplinary teams, interacting with development, design, and construction professions. (EAC d)

5. Develop site planning and design technical reports. (EAC g)

6. Effectively present plans & designs 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)
  • Site planning Report. (Week 2)
  • Planning & Permit Process (Week 3)
  • Civil Engineering Ethics. (Week 4)
  • Sustainable Development. (Week 5)
  • Real Property Law. (Week 6)
  • Landscape & Utilities. (Week 7)
  • Environmental Documentation. (Week 8)
  • Engineering economics. (Week 9)
  • Construction management, Scheduling, & Production 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:
  • SPR Proposal, Progress Report: 20%
  • Site Plan Report: 35%
  • Site Plan Team Presentation: 25%
  • Homework, Quizzes, Attendance: 20%
  • 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

January 22, 2016
Senate Approved:
February 9, 2016
Approved Effective:
2016 Fall Qtr