Carnegie Mellon University
Students build their final design project

Civil & Environmental Engineering Design

Course Number: 12-401

Methodology for formulating and solving design problems, characterized by incomplete specifications, open-ended solution space, and partial evaluations.

The methodology is illustrated and applied in the context of realistic design problems drawn from civil and environmental engineering. Design projects performed by teams, emphasizing collaborative problem-solving and preparation of written and oral reports.

The importance of ethics, life long learning, and professional licensure are also discussed.

Senior Standing in Civil and Environmental Engineering or instructor approval for Design Minors.

Semester(s): Fall
Units: 15
Prerequisite(s): 12-301


  • Lecture
  • Collaborative Projects