Introduction to Civil Engineering (300IGC002)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGC002, Introduction to Civil Engineering.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 4 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Israel Gómez
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Type of course: Required.

Text book

  • Introduction to Civil Engineering, A. Sarria, 1999.

Supplemental materials

  • Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers, F. Merrit, 2nd Edition, 1992.
  • Introduction to Engineering, P. Grech, 2001.
  • Introduction to Engineering, P. Wright, 2004.
  • Design Process in Engineering, C. L. Dym, P. Little, ‎2002.
  • A History of Civil Engineering, H. Straub, 1964.

Specific course information

The course presents the fundamentals of the discipline and professional field of Civil Engineering, emphasizing the historical review of the development and application of this, through various engineering projects and constructions around the world and in the country. The course covers the knowledge and application of basic methods for solving problems and design in engineering; the professional fields of action of the civil engineer and the main areas of knowledge and application.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the world history of Civil Engineering.
  • To apply the method of engineering design to the solution of basic problems related to Civil Engineering.
  • To evaluate relevant information to properly describe and differentiate the major work areas of civil engineering.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 1 2 2 2 3 2 2

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Engineering in the Middle and Modern ages. The origins of Civil Engineering.
  • What is engineering? Relations to science. Relationship of Civil Engineering and everyday life.
  • Measurements and errors: measurement units, significant figures.
  • Restrictions and limitations to the solution of a problem.
  • Aspects considered in an engineering project: technical, economic, socio-environmental.
  • Importance of information within an engineering project.
  • Generating solutions to an engineering problem: creative thinking techniques.
  • Evaluation and selection of the best alternative solution.
  • Basic elements for engineering communication: written documents and oral presentations.
  • Principal application areas and fields of civil engineering
  • Structural design and geotechnics: definitions, purposes, functions, applications and typical projects.
  • Water resources and environmental engineering: definitions, purposes, functions, applications and typical projects.
  • Transportation engineering: definitions, purposes, functions, applications and typical projects.
  • Visits to construction works and infrastructure facilities.
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