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Geology camp as an optional program for civil engineering students

M. F., Mohd. Amin and Kassim, K. A. and Ismail, C. R. (2004) Geology camp as an optional program for civil engineering students. In: Conference On Engineering Education (CEE 2004), 14-15 December 2004, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Design and construction of some civil engineering structures require input parameters that are related to Geology and Rock Mechanics (Rock Engineering). Thus, these subjects form an essential part of civil engineering curricula. However, limited contact hour on these subjects warrants an additional learning program for students to widen their knowledge in these subjects. Due to this reason, Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM, offers a program called Geology Camp. In addition, the program also helps to furnish the students with some exposures on basic field work and consequently, their understanding towards significance of the knowledge in these subjects. The one-week training consists of typical field activities and solving mock practical problems where theoretical aspects of the subjects are put into practice. Aspects on effects and repercussions of any technical decision adopted towards the environment are also incorporated in the program. A mock practical problem would help to cultivate students’ awareness towards their professional and social responsibilities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:geology camp, civil engineering, students
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:496
Deposited By: Mr Mohd Zamri Ramli
Deposited On:16 Feb 2007 08:10
Last Modified:22 Dec 2011 05:43

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