G Scott Rutherford
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.
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.
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.