San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.310.1 - 25.310.13
CIVIL ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT THE ANNA UNIVERSITY, INDIA AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Abstract This paper gives an overview and comparison of curriculum, method of teaching, examinations and grading system in Civil Engineering Department at Anna University, College of Engineering, India and University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, U.S.A. East India Company started College of Engineering, India as school of survey in 1794 and the Survey School was upgraded to Civil Engineering in 1858. It is one of the oldest engineering colleges in India. There is no major variation in fundamental courses but design courses vary due to variation in codes. Most of the courses the problems and questions are solved manually using calculators. Whereas in University of Florida, Software Applications are used for solving the problems in home-works and tests. Anna University Curriculum is focused on theoretical and basic concepts. Whereas in at the University of Florida, the curriculum is focused on the latest technology and practical applications. Grading and Examination policies are variable in Anna University and University of Florida. Industrial Internship is mandatory in the final semester for students to Graduate at Anna University. Whereas, at University of Florida, it is not mandatory and it is flexible. There is flexibility in selection of courses in UF. There is no flexibility in selection of courses in our Civil Engineering Department in Anna University.
Subramanian, R., & Thanikachalam, T., & Najafi, F. T. (2012, June), Civil Engineering Education at the Anna University, India, and at the University of Florida Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21068
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