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									       Capstone Design Project
               (CDP)
             Civil Engineering Department
              First Semester 1431/1432 H

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                      Civil Engineering Department
 Definition of Capstone Design Project
                 (CDP)
• The capstone design project that is a continual
  project over two semesters (CE498 and
  CE499).
• It involves at least three disciplinary teams
  (structural Eng. Team, Geothecnical Eng.
  Team, Construction Management team,
  Environmental Eng. Team,,,,,,,) working as one
  team tackling different aspects of the civil
  engineering works.

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10/14/2009                                        2
                   Civil Engineering Department
 Definition of Capstone Design Project
                 (CDP)
• The interaction and the exchange of data and
  information among the different student
  teams is an essential component for the CSP
• All work conducted during the semester must
  be compiled in a final report and orally
  presented to the examining committee.
• It is accredited to 2 units of CE 498, and 3
  units of CE499.

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                  Civil Engineering Department
                            Geotechnica                    Water
                            l Eng. Team                  Recourses
                                                         Eng. Team
      Environment
      al Eng. Team
                             Capstone
                              Design
                                                         Construction
                              Project                      Eng. And
             Structural                                  Management
             Eng. Team                                      Team

                            Transportatio
                             n Eng. Team

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                          Civil Engineering Department
             CE 498 – First Phase of CDP
• In CE498, the students are introduced to
  different lectures addressing the following
  topics:
      – knowledge of professional and ethical
        responsibilities,
      – public policies,
      – administration,
      – leadership, and
      – contemporary issues related to Civil Engineering
        practice.
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                        Civil Engineering Department
             CE 498 – First Phase of CDP
• The different student teams conduct regular
  meetings with and without their supervisors
  to identify and discuses the following g,d
      – Project Description
      – Project objectives
      – data needed and method of data collection,
      – The real-life constraints (e.g. economy,
        environmental, global, and contemporary issues),

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                       Civil Engineering Department
             CE 498 – First Phase of CDP
      – The generation of possible design alternatives
        considering client needs,
      – The selection of the preferred alternative, and
      – The preparation of a work plan for implementing
        and completing the project.
• All work conducted during the semester must
  be compiled in a final report and
  complemented with an oral presentation.

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                       Civil Engineering Department
       CE 499 – Second Phase of CDP
• CE499 course is an implementation phase of
  the capstone design project.
• It includes:
      – utilizing design criteria,
      – parameters and constraints for the design
        alternatives to select the preferred option, and
      – design calculation and/or use of experimental
        tools (if required) to refine design.

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                        Civil Engineering Department
       CE 499 – Second Phase of CDP
• The student should:
      – Design the preferred alternative based on calculations
        and/or experimental tools. (ABET outcomes c, e, k)
      – Evaluate the impact of the selected design on economical,
        environmental, and social issues. (ABET outcome h)
      – Evaluate sustainability, health and safety issues. (ABET
        outcome c)
      – Work effectively as a member of the project team. (ABET
        outcome d)
      – Present the project professionally by submitting necessary
        design reports and drawings as well as making an oral
        presentation. (ABET outcomes g, k).
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                           Civil Engineering Department
 Student-Instructor Contact Hours and
               location
• Two times 50-minute meeting per week
  (CE498- Wednesday 2-4)
• Commercial and educational software are
  used, if applicable.




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                 Civil Engineering Department
     Contribution of Course to Meeting
       the Professional Component
• Students recognize importance of applying
  acquired engineering knowledge to practical
  engineering problems
• Students identify, formulate and solve
  engineering problems.
• Students are able to evaluate and synthesize
  information and develop alternative solutions
• Students are able to function in multi-disciplinary
  teams
• Students improve their writing, communication
  and presentation skills.
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                    Civil Engineering Department
     Relationship of Course to Program
                 Outcomes
• For CE 498
      – Students apply knowledge of mathematics, science,
        and engineering [ABET a].
      – Students able to consider realistic constraints in
        designing a system [ABET c]
      – Students function on multi-disciplinary teams [ABET
        d].
      – Students identify, formulate, and solve engineering
        problems [ABET e] including the ability to evaluate
        and synthesize information and develop alternative
        solutions
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                         Civil Engineering Department
     Relationship of Course to Program
                 Outcomes
      – Students understand the professional and ethical
        responsibility [ABET f].
      – Students articulate professional ideas clearly and
        precisely, prepare written materials, graphical
        communications and make oral and written
        presentations [ABET g].
      – Students acquire the education necessary to
        understand the impact of engineering solutions in
        a global, economic, environmental and societal
        context for serving the society [ABET h].

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                        Civil Engineering Department
     Relationship of Course to Program
                 Outcomes
      – Students acquire the knowledge of contemporary
        issues [ABET j].
      – Students are able to use the techniques, skills and
        modern engineering tools necessary to civil
        engineering practice [ABET k].
      – Students understand and explain the key concepts
        used in management, business, public policy,
        public administration, leadership principles and
        licensure.

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                        Civil Engineering Department
     Relationship of Course to Program
                 Outcomes
• For CE 499
      – Students design a system, component, or process
        to meet desired needs with realistic constraints
        such as economic, environmental, social, ethical,
        health and safety, and sustainability [ABET c].
      – Students function on multi-disciplinary teams
        [ABET d].



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                        Civil Engineering Department
     Relationship of Course to Program
                 Outcomes
      – Students articulate professional ideas clearly and
        precisely, prepare written materials, graphical
        communications and make oral and written
        presentations [ABET g].
      – Students acquire the education necessary to
        understand the impact of engineering solutions in
        a global, economic, environmental and societal
        context for serving the society [ABET h].



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                        Civil Engineering Department
     Relationship of Course to Program
                 Outcomes
      – Students recognize the need for, and will be able
        to engage in life-long learning [ABET i]
      – Students are able to use the techniques, skills and
        modern engineering tools necessary to civil
        engineering practice [ABET k].




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                        Civil Engineering Department
    Textbook(s) and/or Other Required
                 Material
•   Codes,
•   Text Books,
•   Published Research Papers and
•   Design Manuals relevant to the assigned
    Project Topic.




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                    Civil Engineering Department
   Summary of the CE498 "Graduation
         Project-I" Activities
  Week       Description              Remarks
  1          Introductory Lecture     For all students. To outline syllabus of the course, & define
                                      the general objectives of capstone design project &
                                      requirements.
  2          Group Meeting            Inception meeting with supervisor & practicing engineer
  3          Group Meeting            Each group meets its supervisor – Due date for submission of
                                      PPF to the Graduation Project Committee
  4          Group Meeting            Each group meets its supervisor
  5          Design Lecture           For all students
  6          Design Lecture           For all students
  7          Group Meeting            Each group meets its supervisor
  8          Design Lecture           For all students
  9          Design Lecture           For all students
  10         Group Meeting            Each group meets its supervisor
  11         Design Lecture           For all students
  12         Design Lecture           For all students
  13         Group Meeting            Each group meets its supervisor
  14         Invited Lecture        + For all students
             report submission
  15         Students Presentation     Open presentation to the department
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                                         Civil Engineering Department
                    Deliverables
• For Both CE 498 and CE 499, all student teams
  are required to :
      – submit an integrated report for the whole CDP,
        that includes the different involved discipline
        tasks,
      – make an integrated oral slideshow presentation at
        the end of the semester.
      – Both the report and presentation need to include
        the following;

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                        Civil Engineering Department
                            Deliverables
• For CE498
      –      Project description,
      –      Project significance
      –      Project objectives
      –      identification of real-life constraints (e.g. economy,
             environmental, global, and contemporary issues),
      –      Data collection,
      –      generation of possible design alternatives considering
             client needs, and
      –      Design criteria
      –      preparation of a work plan for implementing and
             completing the project.

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                                Civil Engineering Department
                     Deliverables
• For CE499 , the following will be added to the
  report and the presentation of CE 498
      – design alternatives and analysis;
      – details of preferred design along with pertinent
        drawings; and
      – summary and conclusions.




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                        Civil Engineering Department
 Grade Distribution (for both CE498 &
                CE499)
• Supervisor
• Examiner
• Self assessment




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                    Civil Engineering Department

								
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