Civil and infrastructure engineering for sustainability

Hadgraft, R, Xie, M and Angeles, N 2004, 'Civil and infrastructure engineering for sustainability', in Engineering Education Reaches New Heights, Salt Lake City, United States, 20-23 June 2004.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Civil and infrastructure engineering for sustainability
Author(s) Hadgraft, R
Xie, M
Angeles, N
Year 2004
Conference name ASEE Conference and Exposition
Conference location Salt Lake City, United States
Conference dates 20-23 June 2004
Proceedings title Engineering Education Reaches New Heights
Publisher American Society for Engineering Education
Place of publication Washington, USA
Abstract In 2002, the School of Civil and Chemical Engineering at RMIT University began a project to renew its Civil Engineering program, ready for the new 2004 academic year. This program had high acceptance in the marketplace (high graduate employability) but average student satisfaction scores (as measured by the national CEQ data). As part of this renewal process, it was decided to shift the focus from traditional civil engineering to 'infrastructure engineering', the intention being to prepare students for the whole life cycle of an infrastructure facility, rather than just the detailed design phase. The renewal process itself was sponsored by the university as part of its Teaching and Learning Strategy - basing all new programs on graduate capabilities.
Subjects Education not elsewhere classified
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