Course Title : Design Exercise for Global Engineering A

Code 31770
Course Year 4th year
Term
Class day & Period
Location
Credits 2
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s)
Language Japanese
Instructor M. Kawasaki, Y. Takahashi, T. Yagi, Y. Suzuki, (Part-time lecturer), R. Iwase, (ditto) N. Nagahama, (ditto) H. Yagi,

Course Description

In this course, the name of which represents the “Civil Engineering Design,” the process and methodology to integrate an engineering aspect and an aesthetic aspect of design of civil engineering facilities will be provided through a design exercise of a footbridge. In this course, structural engineering, material science, and landscape design will be considered to be unified. Before that, planning issues such as a flow plan, pedestrian traffic, width of the walkway etc. will be introduced. Through the design exercise, students acquire a viewpoint of integration contained in designing civil engineering facilities, and find a domain of design that can be done and should be done by civil engineers. Moreover, we will have special lectures by 3 practitioners who are active in the front line.

Grading

Total points will be scored in attitude of attendance (40%) and results of design practice and reports (60%).

Course Goals

To understand the process and methodology to integrate an engineering aspect and an aesthetic aspect of design of civil engineering facilities through a design exercise of a footbridge. To come in touch with the front line of civil engineering design. Students are expected to get design-mindsets as civil engineers in the end.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Outline of Civil engineering design 1 Guidance
Outline of Civil engineering design: design and architecture, idea and image of design, shape and scale, method of design.
Civil engineering design exercise 8 Through a design exercise, students execute a design process: the field survey, arrangement of conditions, planning, creating ideas, structural analysis, detailed study, drawing, model making, and presentation. Then, a mature design is proposed with the consideration of integration of basic knowledge of civil engineering.
Front line of civil engineering design 5 Lectures and design practices by 3 professionals who are working on the front line of civil engineering design. In addition, we will have a talk session with the lecturers about various topics.
Achievement confirmation Achievement of learning is confirmed.

Textbook

Textbook(supplemental)

Prerequisite(s)

It is desirable to have taken the class of "Urban and Landscape Design". It is expected to have mastered basic knowledge of "Structural Mechanics" and "Construction Materials".

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Additional Information

Office hours are not especially set. Ask any questions by mailing or visiting professors (Kawasaki, rm.202; Kubota, rm.201, C1-1 at Katsura Campus). The theme of design practice could be changed partially.