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Civil Engineering Curriculum At The University Of Florida And The National Autonomous University Of Honduras

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Conference

2004 Annual Conference

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

Start Date

June 20, 2004

End Date

June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Engineering Education II

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

9.307.1 - 9.307.8

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https://peer.asee.org/13876

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Fazil Najafi

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Session Number: 2004-612

CIVIL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND THE NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF HONDURAS

By Valerie Paredes-Bonilla

Graduate Student, And Dr. Fazil T. Najafi

Professor Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering University of Florida

P.O. Box 116580, Gainesville, Florida, 32602-3394 Phone: (352) 392-9537, ext.1493 Fax: (352) 392-3394 E-mail: fnaja@ce.ufl.edu

This paper presents an overview and comparison of regular courses of study in undergraduate Civil Engineering at the University of Florida (UF) and the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH). Both courses of study aim to impart a solid education in the area of civil engineering, but achieve the objective using different tools. Both curriculums provide necessary foundation courses such as mathematics, chemistry, and physics, and general sciences, which serve as a common foundation for an engineering degree. In order to obtain a Civil Engineering degree from UNAH, the student needs to complete certain number of credit hours covering major areas of the civil engineering practice. These areas include transportation, geotechnics, water resources, sanitation, materials, structures, administration, and project management. Civil Engineering education at UF is a broad engineering discipline that incorporates many different aspects of engineering. The civil engineering curriculum prepares students to select an area of concentration in preparation for practice or continuation for master and PhD degrees. The areas where both curriculums meet is aiming education towards the ever changing needs of society and strive for globalization.

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Proceedings of the 2004American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Copyright ©2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Najafi, F. (2004, June), Civil Engineering Curriculum At The University Of Florida And The National Autonomous University Of Honduras Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/13876

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