Course Title : Design for Infrastructure I

Code 35060
Course Year 2nd year
Term 1st term
Class day & Period Thursday・3
Location Kyoutsuu4
Credits 2
Lecture Form(s)
Language English
Instructor J. Kiyono, T. Hosoda, N. Uno, T. Shiotani, Khayyer

Course Description

Civil Engineering is the study which provides the essential technology and knowledge to improve social infrastructures. Various science, technology and knowledge are required in order 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, it is expected to learn the essence of Civil Engineering and the ethic of the engineering.


The score is evaluated comprehensively from reports for each lecture (including presence point) and the final examination. The full score is 100 marks which consists of 50 marks from reports and 50 marks 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 in 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 in 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 in the view point of geotechnical Engineering, which includes soil mechanics, soil environment, international cooperation, etc.
Planning and Management 3 Civil Engineering is introduced in the view point 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 assement 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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