1.012 Introduction to Civil Engineering Design

Spring 2002

A paperweight designed in class.
A paperweight designed in class. (Image by Herbert Einstein.)

Course Highlights

This course site features four detailed design projects and extensive guidelines on how to prepare a design portfolio

Course Description

1.012 introduces students to the theory, tools, and techniques of engineering design and creative problem-solving, as well as design issues and practices in civil engineering. The course includes several design cases, with an emphasis on built facilities (e.g., buildings, bridges and roads). Project design explicitly concerns technical approaches as well as consideration of the existing built environment, natural environment, economic and social factors, and expected life span. A large design case is introduced, which is used in the subsequent specialty area design subjects (1.031, 1.041, 1.051) and the capstone design subject (1.013).
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Prof. Herbert Einstein

Course Meeting Times

Lectures / Discussions:
Occasional sessions
2 hours / session

Design-Build Labs:
Two sessions / week
Ses 1: 2 hours / session
Ses 2: 1 hour / session