Development, Implementation, and Outcomes of International Service Learning in Structural Engineering.

The primary role of a civil engineer is to serve the community; thus, it is essential that students understand the impact of engineering projects on, and the context of engineering projects within, society. One objective of an engineering capstone design course should be to mesh the technical knowledge of the discipline with an encompassing engineering problem that incorporates “real world” issues and challenges. With all of the aforementioned criteria in mind, the objective of Villanova University’s structural capstone course described herein is to tie together technical and non-technical issues through a challenging real world project. This paper presents the development, implementation, and outcomes of a unique structural engineering capstone course.

Main Author: Dinehart, David W.
Other Authors: Gross, Shawn P.
Language: English
Published: 2007
Online Access: http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:175732