Courses Catalogue

Engineering And Society

COURSE CODE: CIV2208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Brief Course Description

The course is meant to provide students with knowledge on social aspects of society. Since engineers solve problems faced by the society, it is important for them to understand the characteristics and behaviour of the community.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course provides the relevance and knowledge required by engineers to deliver technologies to society considering the safety and welfare of humankind, environment, and guidance on technologies, leadership and professionalism.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

§  Understand dynamics of social change and the impact of the technology on the environment

§  Appreciate rural and urban sociology in developing countries

§  Acquire knowledge on the effect of industrialization on the society

§  Learn the relationship between technological advancement, urbanization and industrialisation

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

§  Explain cultural, conflict and control, dynamics of social change and the impact of the technology on the environment

§  Describe rural and urban sociology in developing countries.