1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice

Fall 2007

A high-rise building under construction.
Building work progresses in Brisbane, Queensland. (Image courtesy of Felix42 contra la censura on Flickr.)

Course Description

This course is a core requirement for the Masters in Engineering program, designed to teach students about the roles of today's professional engineer and expose them to team-building skills through lectures, team workshops, and seminars. Topics include: written and oral communication, job placement skills, trends in the engineering and construction industry, risk analysis and risk management, managing public information, proposal preparation, project evaluation, project management, liability, professional ethics, and negotiation. The course draws on relevant large-scale projects to illustrate each component of the subject.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.

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Dr. Eric Adams

Course Meeting Times

2 sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

1 session / week
2 hours / session



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