Students will explore the history and current state of engineering practice by analyzing engineering project case studies such as the Pyramids of Egypt, the Roman Aqueducts, the Great Wall of China, the Panama canal, and the Three Gorges dam.
The afore listed case study analysis will strongly emphasize the ethical, social and political aspects of engineering projects.
As well, students will be expected to analyze present day projects such as the Trans Mountain pipeline, and the BC Hydro Site C dam.
Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:
Research Paper: 30% - 40%
Project with subsequent poster presentation: 20% - 30%
In Class Participation and/or group exercise: 10% - 15%
In Class Quizzes: 15% - 30%
Assessment means could include online quizzes and assignments.
After taking this course, the student will be able to:
Students should consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. The exact textbook and course materials will be decided by the course instructor. They will be similar to:
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||No credit||2015/09/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU APSC 1XX (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR APSC 1XX (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Columbia College (COLU)||COLU APSC 1st (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU APSC 1124 (1)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Northern Lights College (NLC)||No credit||2015/09/01 to -|
|Okanagan College (OC)||OC GEOG 1XX (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ENSC 100 (3), or student may request SFU MSE 102 (3)||2015/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU ENSC 100 (3), B-Hum/Sci, or student may request SFU MSE 102 (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||No credit||2015/09/01 to -|
|University Canada West (UCW)||No credit||2015/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2015/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV APSC 1st (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ENSC 100 (1)||2015/09/01 to 2015/08/31|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV ENGR 1XX (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC ENGR 297 (1.5)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU ENGR 1st (3)||2015/09/01 to -|