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Marc O. Eberhard
CEE 442
Seattle Campus

Structural Geotechnical Capstone Design Project

Comprehensive team design project focusing on structural and geotechnical engineering. Requires design drawings, written reports, and oral presentations interfacing with related fields such as aesthetics and architecture, mechanical systems, traffic, environmental planning. Prerequisite: CEE 440; two courses from CEE 436, CEE 451, CEE 452, CEE 453, CEE 454, CEE 456, or CEE 457.

Class description

The goal of this course is to provide students with experience in structural and geotechnical engineering design practice. Students will (1) apply engineering principles obtained in other classes to the design of structural and geotechnical engineering systems, (2) improve their written and oral communication skills, and (3) gain experience working in groups.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

To simulate professional practice as much has possible, the class work will be conducted in a manner similar to that expected in professional engineering offices. There will be no lectures, exams or homework assignments in the course. Instead, the class sessions will be used for questions, discussions, group work and coordination among teams and team members.

Recommended preparation

This course is directed towards seniors in civil and environmental engineering who have already taken several senior courses in structural and geotechnical engineering.

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 Marc O. Eberhard
Date: 03/27/2006