Civil Engineering Education for Architecture Students: The Curriculum and the Teaching Techniques

by Dorairaja Raghu, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. and Environmental Engrg.; New Jersey Inst. of Tech., Newark, N.J.; formerly, Asst. Prof. of Civ. Engrg., Tri-State Univ., Angola, Ind.,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 4, Pg. 277-280

Document Type: Journal Paper


The backgrounds and interests of architecture students are not the same as those of civil engineering students. These facts have to be recognized in the civil engineering curriculum, and different teaching techniques adopted for the architecture students. Some views, based on the writer's experience with architecture students, are expressed here. The course contents and the teaching techniques adopted for a basic mechanics course, a proposed engineering materials course and a modified civil engineering design course are presented. In conclusion, it is hoped that, in the future, more attention will be paid providing a sound civil engineering education for architecture students.

Subject Headings: Architectural engineering | Engineering education | Students | Architecture | Professional societies | Curricula | Material mechanics | Engineering profession

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