Carnegie Mellon University

CEE Challenges: Design in a Changing World

Course Number: 12-200

Students will be challenged to solve problems related to conventional, cutting-edge, and emerging issues in Civil and Environmental Engineering and one or more of the areas of the built, natural and information environments, such as smart cities. Students will gain an understanding of the effects of uncertainty, such as changing climate conditions.

Through several team projects, students will explore the impact and management of tradeoffs, like constructability, sustainability, cost, and maintenance on design. They will learn to apply mathematics and science, advanced technologies, and computing to solve open-ended problems.

Students will learn communication and design skills and practice the design process, from problem definition to constructed work.

Semester(s): Fall
Required/Elective: Required
Units: 9
Prerequisite(s): 12-100


  • Lecture
  • Project Exercises
  • Class Demonstrations


Textbook information can be found at the CMU Bookstore