ENGRCEE 181C Senior Design Practicum (2016-2017)

ENGRCEE 181C Senior Design Practicum III

(Required for CE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ENGRCEE 181C Senior Design Practicum III (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. Prerequisite: CEE181B. ENGRCEE 181A-B-C must be taken in the same academic year. Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering majors only. (Design units: 2)

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

Recommended Textbook:

Merritt, F.S., Loftin, M.K., and Ricketts, J.T. Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers, 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 final design for a structural, transport, water, or environmental engineering project. (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 engineering design projects. (EAC k)

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

5. Develop engineering design technical reports. (EAC g)

6. Effectively present plans & designs to a technical audience. (EAC g)

Prerequisites by Topic

Engineering economics, project management, CAD, and fundamentals of infrastructure planning and design (structural, transportation, water resource, geotechnical, and environmental engineering design).

Lecture Topics:


Class Schedule:

Meets for 1.5 hours of lecture, 1 hour of discussion and 1.5 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Use of AutoCAD, GIS, MS-schedule and various other software for planning, design and economic analysis.

Laboratory Projects:

Weekly lab sessions have students meeting with their consulting team and with the external client/consultant for each individual design project and separately with course faculty.

Professional Component

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

Design Content Description

Comprehensive development and design continues with the analysis and design of team infrastructure projects (structural, transport, water, or environmental), considering all elements relating to individual project design and to the integrated final design of the project as a whole, including preliminary project design report and team presentation.

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 100%
Grading Criteria:
  • Preliminary Design Report & Presentation: 20% (CEE 181B)
  • Final Project Report & Presentation: 60% (CEE 181C)
  • Progress Reports and Individual Design Portfolio: 20% (both 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: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 2.0 credit units

February 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
February 9, 2016
Approved Effective:
2016 Fall Qtr