Jan 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

CVE 300 Infrastructure Engineering

Spring

The complex and interconnected nature of infrastructures is investigated.  This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to effectively design, build, manage, maintain, and analyze our public works by considering societal, economic, environmental, political, and other impacts in addition to the technical considerations, that they will receive in other engineering classes.  This course will explore themes such as stakeholder engagement, public policy, resilience, and sustainability as related to infrastructure.  Students explore the non-technical factors necessary for the functioning of infrastructure and the course provides a basis for understanding the complexity and cost of maintaining, rebuilding, and developing infrastructure.  Major blocks of instruction include infrastructure as a system, water and wastewater, transportation, and energy.  Several in-class scenarios are used to synthesize the connectivity between the major items of infrastructure.  Finally, the interdisciplinary knowledge gained is employed to analyze infrastructure through a culminating project that synthesizes interdisciplinary knowledge to solve a real-world challenge.  Complex or advanced mathematics is not needed in the course as the focus of the course is to provide students with a holistic view of infrastructure.

3 credit hours