Anne V. Goodchild
Special topics in civil engineering offered as course with lecture and/or laboratory. Maximum of 6 credits in combination of CEE 498 and CEE 499 may be applied toward an undergraduate degree.
Students who complete this course will gain an understanding of the logistics system, and the interaction between supply-chain management and freight transportation; how goods are conveyed from production to consumption. Students will also gain a familiarity and facility with common methods used to analyze logistics problems, and the tools needed to understand current and future transportation choices in the transport of goods.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Course meetings will contain a mixture of lecture, discussion, and work with team-mates on computer simulation games. A significant amount of in-class time will be dedicated to solving homework problems and discussing class assignments.
Engineering student or consent of instructor.
Class assignments and grading
Students will often be required to read material before class so that the class period can be used for discussion. Students will also complete individual and small group assignments throughout the quarter. These will involve a variety of tasks from web-based research to more structured mathematical problems.
Exams, homework assignments, occasional reading quizzes.