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Stephen T Muench
CEE 100
Seattle Campus

Twenty-First Century Civil and Environmental Engineering

Introduction to the modern discipline of civil and environmental engineering including major sub-disciplines, professional careers, projects and departmental faculty. Explores the different disciplines and their relevance to today's students. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.

Class description

A survey of the different areas of civil and environmental engineering. Each week a speaker from a different specialty field will come in and talk a bit about the field including typical job responsibilities, employment, engineering challenges, research and anything else of interest. There's also time to hear from the CEE undergraduate adviser about the program and its requirements (and help for you in achieving your goals) as well as a day to hear from recent CEE graduates about their jobs, their life, and their time at UW.

Student learning goals

Understanding of Civil & Environmental Engineering

It is good to get to know different fields and majors before you choose one. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to:

• Discuss the fields of Civil & Environmental Engineering to include sub-disciplines, range and scope of work, careers, and tools used in the profession.

Civil & Environmental Engineering Careers

A Civil & Environmental Engineering major usually leads to a job in the field. Therefore, it can be useful to understand what new hires typically do in the civil and environmental engineering field. Upon completion of this class, the student will be able to:

• Discuss the types of careers associated with CEE. • Ask questions of recent CEE graduates about their jobs and potential careers.

Above all, we understand that this class is in addition to all the other stuff you are doing and you probably don’t have it in some master plan somewhere. So, we don’t expect this class to involve a lot of work, written assignments or other stuff like that. We do expect that you show up, participate and show some interest, which is what we think would attract you to the class in the first place. It should be fun. See you in class…

General method of instruction

Lecture and questions/answer as well as moderated discussion.

Recommended preparation

Come with intent to engage and learn.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stephen T Muench
Date: 01/07/2014