Course Title : Design for Infrastructure I

Code 35060
Course Year 2nd year
Class day & Period Thursday・3
Location Kyotsu4
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s)
Language English
Instructor N. Uno,K. Sugiura,K. Toda,FLORES Giancarlo,T. Inui,

Course Description

Civil Engineering is the field that provides the essential technology and knowledge to improve the social infrastructure. Various science, technology, and knowledge are required to realize "convenient and comfortable cities", "safe countries to live in", "eco-friendly global society", and "sustainable civilization based on resources and energy". As an introduction to learn Civil Engineering, this course explains the essence of Civil Engineering from four fields in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering, Hydraulics and Hydrology, Geotechnical Engineering and Planning and Management). Throughout the lectures and exercises including visiting lecturers, the student is expected to learn the essence of Civil Engineering and the ethics of engineering.


Grade is evaluated comprehensively from reports for each lecture (including attendance) and a final examination. 50 percent of the final score is due to reports, and the other 50 percent from the final examination.

Course Goals

To understand that Civil Engineering is the organization of the technology and knowledge related to social capital improvement, prevention or mitigation of disaster, and creation of environment.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Introduction to Civil Engineering 2 The content of the course is introduced. Then, the study field of Civil Engineering including latest topics and the ethic of Civil Engineers throughout the achievement of predecessors is introduced.
Structual Enginnering 3 Civil Engineering is introduced from the viewpoint of Structural Engineering, which includes natural disasters and structural engineering, introduction of new technology and research, the collaboration with other fields, etc.
Hydraulics and Hydrology 3 Civil Engineering is introduced from the viewpoint of Hydraulics and Hydrology, which includes conservation and construction of river environment, prediction of rainfall and flood, prediction of environmental change, global warming etc.
Geotechnical Engineering 3 Civil Engineering is introduced from the viewpoint of Geotechnical Engineering, which includes soil mechanics, geo-hazard mitigation, geo-environment, international cooperation etc.
Planning and Management 3 Civil Engineering is introduced from the viewpoint of designing and managing social Infrastructure, which includes an asset management of social infrastructure, soft measures for traffic jam, logistic vehicles in urban area, etc.
Achievement confirmation 1 Achievement assessment is intended to measure students' knowledge, skill and aptitude on the subject.


Handouts will be distributed as appropriate.



No specific prior knowledge is required.

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