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Last approved: Sat, 31 Mar 2018 08:00:31 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:11:34 GMT

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CE (Civil Engineering)
250
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Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Sustainable Infrastructure
Intro to Sust. Infrastructure
College of Engineering
Civil Engineering (14CE)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
4
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
CE 297Fall 201641
CE 297Spring 201750
CE 297Fall 2017121
CE 297Spring 201859
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Tarek N. Aziz
Assistant Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture100100NoAnticipated 130 students in Fall and approximately 70 in Spring.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
CE, ENE, or CON majors only; co-requisite: CSC 111 and CE 214.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
14CEBSCivil EngineeringRequired
14ENEBSEnvironmental EngineeringRequired
14CONBSConstruction EngineeringRequired
History and future of civil infrastructure; engineering problem solving; environmental sustainability and life-cycle assessment; social sustainability; engineering economics; problem-driven, sustainability-focused case studies related to different aspects of civil infrastructure.

This course was designed to be an introductory sophomore level course for all civil, construction, and environmental engineering students.  Whereas Statics (CE 214) introduces students to engineering mechanics, CE 250 (this course) provides an introduction to infrastructure and the concepts of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.  Students successfully completing CE 250 will be able to describe the social implications of infrastructure, quantify life-cycle environmental impacts of infrastructure projects and perform calculations related to the time value of money.  These skills will be honed in CE 250 through the use of contemporary faculty led case-studies that will also engage and excite students about the future of infrastructure.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

This course will be added to the rotation of regularly offered courses in the CCEE curricula. The introduction of CE 250 coincides with a revision of the CE, CON, and ENE curricula which simultaneously reduces some of the teaching load in other areas. The Head of Department has considered the effect on course load for CCEE faculty. No additional instructional resources are needed.

The objective of this course is to provide CE, CON, and ENE majors with an introduction to civil infrastructure, the CCEE Department at NC State, engineering problem solving, and social, economic, and environmental sustainability assessment. To accomplish these objectives, the course will make use of multi-disciplinary case-studies presented by faculty throughout the department. This approach will provide further introduction into emerging issues in CCEE and provide students an opportunity to quantify sustainability on diverse topics across domain. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester students should be able to:



  • Describe the past, present, and a vision for the future of civil, construction and environmental engineering

  • Apply engineering problem-solving techniques to address open-ended problems

  • Evaluate social sustainability concerns for a given project

  • Estimate cradle-to-grave life cycle impacts for a given technology or system

  • Apply engineering economics to evaluate project finances

  • Map out curriculum based on interests and goals


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation5%In-class feedback collected via TopHat.
Homework10%Combination of group and individual homework assignments.
Quizzes5%Moodle-based online quizzes.
Multiple exams50%Two semester exams
Final Exam30%Cumulative final exam
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
NANA(Schedule on attached syllabus)

dwparish (Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:07:12 GMT): Rollback: Rolled back as per meeting request for changes.
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