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G Scott Rutherford
CEE 440
Seattle Campus

Professional Practice Studio

Fundamentals of integrated civil engineering design, professional services marketing, project management, team dynamics, total quality management, value engineering, professional liability, and applied ethics in engineering practice. Emphasis on written and oral communications and on ethical, social, and economic factors.

Class description

Students can expect to be exposed to a broad range of professional issues that are essential to understand before working in the engineering profession. Working with groups is also an important component of this course.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

There will be one hour of lecture given by an engineering professional and another hour for group meetings.

Recommended preparation

Read and make notes from the text assigned and take notes during the lecture. These notes will be available during exams.

Class assignments and grading

The book chapters assigned should be read prior to the lecture. The student groups will produce a breif report each week that parallels the book chapter assigned or the lecture given.

Midterm and final plus group report grades ajusted by group peer evaluations.


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.
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Last Update by G Scott Rutherford
Date: 09/24/2004