Senior Design Project (CGN 4802)
Prerequisites: CGN 4800; student must have senior standing; completed all basic, core, and proficiency courses; and have approval of their adviser as well as permission of the instructor.
A capstone senior-level design course integrating the knowledge gained in undergraduate studies. Completion of a team-based design project covering several sub-disciplines in civil or environmental engineering. Industry and professional participation.
The basis of this course is the application of civil and environmental engineering fundamentals to the completion of meaningful real-life projects. Students who satisfactorily complete this course should be able to apply the following competencies upon graduation:
- Ability to design systems, components, or processes gained through design experience integrated throughout the curriculum;
- Function on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams;
- Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
- Understand ethical and professional practice issues; including project design execution, and delivery; and the importance of professional licensure.
To achieve the Course Outcomes, the following methods will be used to assess progress:
- Weekly project accountability meetings with the instructor.
- Submittal of meeting summaries.
- Regular technical consultations with CEE faculty mentors.
- Oral defense of project at the end of semester before a panel of faculty and industry evaluators.
- Equal contribution by all group members in work products.
- Peer evaluations.
- Strength of technical skills used to design the project
- Completeness of final technical reports, drawings, and specifications to prepare the project for construction.