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INTEGRATING CIVIL 3D IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING COURSE

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2023 Fall Mid Atlantic Conference: Meeting our students where they are and getting them where they need to be

Location

Ewing, New Jersey

Publication Date

October 27, 2023

Start Date

October 27, 2023

End Date

January 10, 2024

Page Count

8

DOI

10.18260/1-2--45125

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https://peer.asee.org/45125

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33

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Saravanan Gurupackiam Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, The Capital College

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I have been a faculty at the Penn State Harrisburg since 2012. I completed my Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) at The University of Alabama, 2009. After that I worked as a Post Doctoral Assistant at The University of Alabama for 2.5 years before joining Penn State Harrisburg.

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Rajarajan Subramanian Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, The Capital College

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Rajarajan Subramanian is currently serving as an Associate Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction (SDCET) programs at Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg. Previously, he worked as Transportation Engineer at Maryland State Highway Administration

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Abstract

Highway engineering is one of the core courses in Civil Engineering for undergraduate students. This course covers topics such as geometric design of highways, pavement design, traffic flow theory etc. This course usually has a lecture and a lab component. Most of the campuses across the nation use the lab to teach highway engineering software. At Penn State Harrisburg, during the labs, highway design software such as Highway Capacity Software and drafting software such as AutoCAD were taught for the past few years. In practice though, Civil 3D or MicroStation have gained popularity and are being used for highway design. Civil 3D is an advanced version of AutoCAD and specifically designed for viewing objects in three dimensions. With recommendations from Alumni who are employed in Highway Engineering field and from the Academic Board members, Civil 3D was introduced in the lab for Highway Engineering course from Fall 2022. This paper describes how Civil 3D was integrated with the highway engineering course and the benefits of this software for this course. Also included in this paper are the feedback received from the students and the improvements that are proposed to be made for the lab.

Gurupackiam, S., & Subramanian, R. (2023, October), INTEGRATING CIVIL 3D IN HIGHWAY ENGINEERING COURSE Paper presented at 2023 Fall Mid Atlantic Conference: Meeting our students where they are and getting them where they need to be, Ewing, New Jersey. 10.18260/1-2--45125

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