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Comparison Of Civil Engineering Curriculum At The University Of Florida And The National University Of Science And Technology, Pakistan

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Conference

2002 Annual Conference

Location

Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

Start Date

June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Engineering Education

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

7.312.1 - 7.312.11

DOI

10.18260/1-2--10177

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https://peer.asee.org/10177

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Webert Lovencin

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Adnan Javed

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Fazil Najafi

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Session No: 1160

A COMPARISON OF CIVIL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, PAKISTAN

Adnan Javed 1, Webert Lovencin2, Dr. Fazil T. Najafi 3 1,2 Graduate student, Civil & Coastal Engineering, University of Florida/ 3 Professor, Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering, University of Florida

Abstract

This paper compares Civil Engineering Education curriculum at the University of Florida (UF) with the National University of Scienc e and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. A review of courses from each school is presented to understand the Civil Engineering curriculum structure at two institutions. Each school aims at disseminating the most effective engineering education, by coordinating technological/scientific areas of national, economical and social interests of the country. Civil Engineering education at UF primarily focuses on technical excellence, communication skills, and a well-rounded general and interdisciplinary education. In comparison, NUST focuses on balanced distribution of theoretical knowledge, practical and fieldwork to address real life civil engineering projects. The major curriculum of each school differs based on their socio-economical characteristics, national and industrial needs, and the availability of natural resources. Although the overall curriculum structure may appear different but the basic underlying objective of academic syllabus is the same. This common objective is basically the result of increasing global nature of Civil Engineering education. Undoubtedly, the future of Civil Engineering education strives on the balance of ideas from global perspectives. Thus concluding the paper, it aims at promoting, stimulating and broadening the dialogue among the engineering students, engineering faculty and university administration to develop additional curricular mechanisms through which the two universities can produce the next generation of Civil Engineering graduates.

“Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright Ó 2002, American Society for Engineering Education”

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Lovencin, W., & Javed, A., & Najafi, F. (2002, June), Comparison Of Civil Engineering Curriculum At The University Of Florida And The National University Of Science And Technology, Pakistan Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10177

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