Department of Civil Engineering

Multi-Disciplinary Design Project - CE402

No. of Credits: 3

Pre-requisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

The course aims at training students to design and propose an optimum solution to a multi-faceted real-life engineering problem involving society, resources, and environment, by applying holistic approach and to provide detail designs.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Recognize the multi-disciplinary nature of complex, real life Engineering project.
  2. Propose suitable alternative solutions to open ended real life Engineering project based on holistic approach, and prepare project appraisals.
  3. Identify and apply relevant guidelines, codes and standards to the designs in different fields such as, structural, hydrologic & hydraulic, environmental, geotechnical, and transportation engineering.
  4. Carry out analysis and detailed engineering designs encompassing all disciplines, and prepare design reports, BOQs , and presentations

Working in a team with professionalism

Course content/Course description:
  1. EIA , TIA and SIA processes of infrastructure development projects
  2. Project appraisal process : concepts of prefeasibility & feasibility studies, cost benefit analysis, economic and financial analysis; project financing; tendering and evaluation
  3. Professional ethics
  4. Brainstorming session: Identify the scope of the given multi-faceted infrastructure development problem by the group
  5. Proposal of alternatives; collection of reference codes and standards; prefeasibility study: investigations, preliminary designs, impact assessments; and screening of alternatives based on sustainability criteria, such as financial, environmental impacts, social acceptance
  6. Detailed design of selected alternatives of multi-disciplinary project: detailed designs involving components of geotechnical, structural, hydraulic, environmental, etc.; BOQ preparation
  7. Presentations: reports, drawings, animation/digital of the design
Recommended Texts (if any):
  1. Harvey F. Hoffman (2014), "The Engineering Capstone Course Fundamentals for Students and Instructors", Springer Science and Business Media
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 06
Discussions/ Consultations 12
Design Assignments 66
Self study 66
Assessment Percentage Marks
Assignments ( Including designs)/Quizzes/Project Presentations 30
Exam 10
Presentation 30
Final Report 30

Department of Civil Engineering