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This paper focuses on problem–based learning (PBL) in engineering programs, and argues that implementation of problem-based learning needs to be placed in a context and developed with careful consideration of the social, economic, and ethnic diversity of the student population and the university academic culture and prevailing norms. It includes a brief(More)
The trend toward increasing design component in civil engineering curricula is part of an effort to better prepare graduates for the practice. While some design projects are still of the " made up " type; majority of projects today deal with " real-world problems " and are usually conducted by student's teams. The paper begins first by briefly reviewing the(More)
Teaching civil engineering design through senior projects or capstone design courses, with industry involvement and support, has increased in recent years. Increasing the design component in engineering curricula is part of an effort to better prepare graduates for engineering practice. While some design projects are still of the " made up " type carried(More)
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