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A Comparison Of The Curriculum Of Civil Engineering At The University Of Florida And The University Of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan

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2003 Annual Conference

Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Publication Date

June 22, 2003

Start Date

June 22, 2003

End Date

June 25, 2003

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Engineering Education II

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

8.27.1 - 8.27.8

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https://peer.asee.org/12087

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Fazil Najafi

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A Comparison of the Curriculum of Civil Engineering at the University of Florida and The University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Mudassar Mehtab Alam, Dr. Fazil T. Najafi

Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida/Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to compare the curriculums and the methodology of teaching of the Civil Engineering (CE) departments of the University of Florida (UF) and the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore (UET). An overview of the CE courses at both institutions has been presented and reviewed. Each school is among the national leaders in engineering education. The civil engineering department at UET Lahore is one of the oldest departments at the university, and the first in Pakistan. It is not a semester-based system and follows an annual system of education. The University of Florida is among the oldest universities of the United States, and follows a semester system. Despite the different systems of education in the two institutions, both are providing exceptional education in producing top quality engineers. The CE education at UF is focused on providing a broad general education that enhances communication skills, teamwork, and leadership skills. The CE education at UET Lahore emphasizes on the fundamental concepts and principles, which constitutes the basis of civil engineering practice. To foster their creative abilities, the students are assigned projects on design or laboratory investigations for self-directed execution. The classroom and laboratory work is supplemented

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Najafi, F. (2003, June), A Comparison Of The Curriculum Of Civil Engineering At The University Of Florida And The University Of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. https://peer.asee.org/12087

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