The lectures on civil engineering history focus on the history and development of civil engineering technologies. Civil engineering ethics presents how engineering ethics should be studied in civil and environmental engineering by using actual examples and case studies.
As well as understanding the history and social characteristics of the regions concerned, engineering ethics is fundamental for those who study civil and environmental engineering. The aim of this course is for students to obtain knowledge of how infrastructure systems have developed in human history, and to cultivate engineering ethics for those who work in the field of civil and environmental engineering.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the various aspects of the relationship between human history and civil engineering.
2) Understand and explain the relationship between social development and infrastructure from ancient days to the Meiji era.
3) Explain civil and environmental engineering and related technologies which have improved quality of life in the modern age.
4) Understand that a professional engineer should have duties and responsibilities to society.
Civil engineering technology, infrastructure, engineering ethics
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This course is mainly composed of lectures.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Outline of civil engineering history||Understanding the development of civil engineering technology in the ancient era|
|Class 2||Civil engineering history by sector 1||Understanding the history of the development of technology by sector|
|Class 3||Civil engineering history by sector 2||Understanding the history of the development of technology by sector|
|Class 4||Civil engineering history by sector 3||Understanding the history of the development of technology by sector|
|Class 5||Civil engineering history (history of engineers)||Find out about the civil engineers of the past|
|Class 6||Ethics for student as a researcher||Understanding why professional ethics is essential in science and technology|
|Class 7||Ethics for student as a researcher||Deepen understanding of engineering ethics|
|Class 8||Ethics for student as a researcher||Deepen understanding of engineering ethics|
|Class 9||Ethics for student as a researcher||Deepen understanding of engineering ethics|
|Class 10||Research and investigation of civil engineering history||Exposure to historical documents|
|Class 11||Research and investigation of civil engineering history||Use old maps to learn about history|
|Class 12||Research and investigation of civil engineering history||Read historical researches|
|Class 13||Research and investigation of civil engineering history||Find historical documents|
|Class 14||Research and investigation of civil engineering history||Reading historical documents|
|Class 15||Final exam and explanation||Final exam and explanation|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Handouts will be provided
Instructions will be given in class if necessary
Report on civil engineering history (15%), examination on civil engineering history (35%), presentation on civil engineers' ethics (10%) and examination (40%)
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