Computer Aided Education in Civil Engineering

by Ahmad Salahuddin, Harare Polytech Univ of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil and Building Engineering


This paper presents the current state of the application of computers in civil engineering education in the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) Degree Programme - offered by the University of Zimbabwe at Harare Polytechnic in Harare, Zimbabwe. Specific changes that have occurred during the past few years have been reviewed, and the forthcoming improvements in the near future have also been emphasized. This subject is covered by two one-semester courses under the combined title: Communication and Design - whose contents have been compiled in view of the specific requirements of a developing country like Zimbabwe both in terms of the hardware and software available here.

Subject Headings: Engineering education | Developing countries | Computing in civil engineering | Computer aided operations | Professional development | Curricula and extra curricula | Computer software | Africa | Zimbabwe | South Africa

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