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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING DESIGN


ART AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL
ENGINEERING
SEMESTER I 2015/2016

CIV 1102 INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING


COURSE OUTLINE

Course Description

This course intends to orient students towards university engineering studies; give them an
understanding of science, engineering technology, innovation, the different engineering
disciplines, as well as analytical methods. It is intended to make students appreciate the growth
of science and technology over the centuries and more recent times. The growth of a professional
engineer and his role in national development are also discussed.

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

The course is intended to achieve the following:


To learn strategies for University Engineering studies
To learn about science, engineering, technology, innovation and appropriate technology
To introduce the History of Science and Technology.
To introduce the Scientific, Experimental and Engineering methods.
To learn about professionalism and the role of professional bodies.
To learn about the role and challenges of an engineer in our society.

Course Content
1. University Studies in Engineering (3 hours)
Introduction, Orientation, Learning and Strategies for Success
2. Engineering, Science, Technology and Innovation (9 hours)
The extension of man
The different disciplines and their interrelationships
The Universe of Engineering
Technology appreciation
Appropriate Technology
3. Analytical Methods (9 hours)
Creativity

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The Scientific and Experimental Methods
Engineering Method with examples across the disciplines
4. The Growth of Science and Technology (9 hours)
The Growth of Science and Technology worldwide
Blacks in Science and Technology, Great Scientists
The Growth of Science and Technology in Uganda
5. The Professional Engineer (6 hours)
Professional Bodies
Development of a Professional Engineer
Professionalism, ethics and integrity
6. The Engineer in National Development (9 hours)
Millennium Development Goals,
Government and Private Sector
Client, Consultant, Contractor, Researcher
Gender and engineering
Health, safety, risk and environment
Sustainable Development
Challenges and prospects of the African Engineer

Requirement percentage contribution


Course work 40%
Final examination 60%
Total 100%

References
1. Landis, R.B., Studying Engineering, A Roadmap to a Rewarding Career, 2nd Edition,
Discovery Press, 2000, Los Angeles CA, USA.
2. Wright, P.H., Introduction to Engineering 3rd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2002, New
York, USA.
3. Mandy, F., Self Engineering; My Success Story, Famecon 2008, Kampala, Uganda
4. Rugumayo, A. I., An Introduction to Engineering, Lecture Notes, 2011, Kampala
5. Moavani, S., Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering 3rd Edition,
CL-Engineering 2007.

Lecturers: Eng. Dr. Albert Rugumayo, Mob: 0772428763 Email: airugumayo@gmail.com

Eng. Dr. Alex Katukiza Mob: +256772430572 Email: akatukiza@gmail.com