San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.311.1 - 25.311.27
CIVIL ENGINEERING EDUCATION AT THE TONGJI UNIVERSITY CHINA AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAAbstractThis paper conduct an in-depth study of admission, curriculum, examination and gradingsystem at Civil Engineering Department at both Tongji University China and Universityof Florida U.S. Tongji University, found in 1907 in Shanghai China, is one of the oldestand most prestigious institutions of higher education in China directly under the StateMinistry of Education strength in engineering, especially in civil engineering.Founded in 1853, the University of Florida is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant,and research University. As one of the nations’ most academically diverse publicuniversities as well as one of the five largest universities in the nation, the university isthe states’ oldest, largest and most comprehensive university with more than 51,000students.The Engineering School of Sustainability & Environment was recently established andadministered by a director. The civil engineering and environmental engineeringdepartments are independent and they are under the umbrella of the Engineering Schoolof Sustainability & Environment. The civil engineering department has more than fortyfaculties and has been ranked highly among nation’s civil engineering departments.The paper puts emphasis on the details of four-year bachelor degree curriculum in civilengineering at both universities. Similarities and differences are discussed in detailsbased on the comparison of curriculum at civil engineering department at bothuniversities. The main similarities lie in the engineering fundamental courses whilevariation exists not only in application of software in the design courses and theexperimentation but also in the focused area of civil engineering curriculum such asstructure, and construction. Furthermore, differences exist in the total course credits,number of credit hours, practical training and the type of humanities and social sciencecourses.
Lei, Z., & Najafi, F. T. (2012, June), Civil Engineering Education at the Tongji University, China, and at the University of Florida Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21069
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