Catholic Tech

Introduction to Civil Engineering

Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Civil Engineering
    • Historical overview of civil engineering
    • Scope and significance of civil engineering
    • Principles of beauty and the influence of architectural design on human culture and flourishing
    • Professional organizations and career paths in civil engineering
  2. Mechanics and Structural Analysis
    • Statics and dynamics
    • Forces and equilibrium
    • Structural analysis techniques
  3. Materials and Construction
    • Properties of construction materials
    • Construction techniques and processes
    • Quality control and assurance in construction
  4. Geotechnical Engineering
    • Soil mechanics and behavior
    • Foundation design and analysis
    • Slope stability and earth retention
  5. Water Resources Engineering
    • Hydrology and water cycle
    • Water supply and distribution systems
    • Stormwater management and wastewater treatment
  6. Transportation Engineering
    • Traffic engineering and analysis
    • Highway design and planning
    • Mass transit systems and transportation infrastructure
  7. Environmental Engineering
    • Air and water pollution control
    • Solid and hazardous waste management
    • Sustainable practices in civil engineering
  8. Structural Engineering
    • Structural design principles
    • Steel, concrete, and timber design
    • Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering
  9. Professional Ethics and Responsibilities
    • Ethical considerations in civil engineering
    • Legal and regulatory frameworks
    • Environmental and societal impacts


The course syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. Any modifications or updates will be communicated in advance.