Aesthetics—A Part of Civil Engineering Design

by Frederick M. Law, (M.ASCE), Chmn.; Civ. Engrg. Dept. of Southeastern Massachusetts Univ., North Darmouth, MA,

Serial Information: Engineering Issues: Journal of Professional Activities, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 2, Pg. 275-285

Document Type: Journal Paper


The civil engineer has a definite social responsibility to consider aesthetics as a part of the design of every facility he creates. To help prepare the civil engineering student to fulfill this responsibility, a new undergraduate course was offered at Southeastern Massachusetts University as a unique interdisciplinary joint venture of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Visual Design.

Subject Headings: Aesthetics | Engineering education | Social factors | Students | Undergraduate study | Light rail transit | Joint ventures

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