Space Civil Engineering Option—A Progress Reportby Marvin E. Criswell, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Willy Z. Sadeh, Colorado State Univ, Fort Collins, United States,
Abstract: Space Civil Engineering is an emerging engineering discipline that focuses on extending and expanding Civil Engineering to the development, operation, and maintenance of infrastructures on celestial bodies. Space Civil Engineering is presently being developed as a new discipline within the Department of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and with support of the NASA Space Grant College Program. Academic programs geared toward creating Space Civil Engineering Options at both undergraduate and graduate levels are being formulated. Basic ideas and concepts and the current status of the curriculum in the Space Civil Engineering Option primarily at the undergraduate level are presented.
Subject Headings: Engineering education | Federal government | Undergraduate study | Curricula | Space exploration | Maintenance
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