Prestressed Concrete Design
This course analyzes pre-stressing materials and concepts, working stress analysis and design for flexure, strength analysis and design for flexure, pre-stress losses, design shear, composite pre-stressed beams, continuous pre-stressed beams, pre-stressed concrete systems concepts, load balancing, slab design.
ENGINEERING UTILITIES 2
The course focuses on mechanical systems, fire protection systems, sanitary/plumbing systems, and acoustics in buildings. Lecture discussions include HVAC systems, acoustics, vertical transportation, and fire protection. Reducing operational loads and integrating high-performance energy systems into buildings offers solutions towards achieving a sustainable and secure energy future. Engineers must understand the interrelationship between a building and its subsystems, and need sufficient knowledge of building systems and design alternatives to recommend appropriate solutions that suit the site, climate, building type, and occupants. They must coordinate the work of the engineering disciplines that carry the sustainability concept forward through building design, construction, commissioning, operation, and, ultimately, demolition, recycling, and reuse.
ENGINEERING UTILITIES - 1
The course focuses on the environmental systems in buildings. Lecture
discussions include building electrical systems, natural and artificial
lighting, and building communications.
Understanding the Self
The course deals with the nature of identity, as well as the factors and forces that effect the development and maintenance of personal identity. The Directive to Know Oneself has inspired countless and varied ways to comply. Among the questions that everyone has had to grapple with at one time or other is “Who am I?” At no other period is this question asked more urgently than in adolescence – traditionally believed to be a time of vulnerability and great possibilities. Issues of self and identity are among the most critical for the young. This course is intended to facilitate the exploration of the issues and concerns regarding self and identity to arrive at a better understanding of one’s self. It strives to meet this goal by stressing the integration of the personal with the academic contextualizing matters discussed in the classroom and in the everyday experiences of students- making for better learning, generating a new appreciation for the learning process, and developing a more critical and reflective attitude while enabling them to manage and improve their selves to attain a better quality of life. The course is divided into three major parts: The first part seeks to understand the construct of the self from various disciplinal perspectives: philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and psychology- as well as the more traditional division between the East and West – each seeking to provide answers to the difficult but essential question of “What is the self?” And raising, among others, the question:
“Is there even such a construct as the self? The second part explores some of the various aspects that make up the self, such as the biological and material up to and including the more recent Digital Self. The third and final part identifies three areas of concern for young students: learning, goal setting, and managing stress. It also provides for the more practical application of the concepts discussed in this course and enables them the hands-on experience of developing self-help plans for self-regulated learning, goal setting, and self-care. This course includes the mandatory topics on Family Planning and Population Education.
This course deals with the introduction of microeconomics, how the theory of demand and supply being related to between household and firms as guide to decision making. This course also investigates the theory on consumer behavior, how production side performs with focus on cost and profit. It is also included in this course the different market structure and the concept of market equilibrium and welfare. Applications are made under different market situation.
Construction Materials and Testing
The course deals with the physical properties of common construction materials
primarily metals, plastics, wood, concrete, coarse and fine aggregates, asphalt
and synthetic materials; examination of material properties with respect to
design and use of end product, design and control of aggregates, concrete and
asphalt mixtures, principle of testing; characteristics of test; properties of
materials and materials testing equipment.
Dynamics of Rigid Bodies
Kinetics and kinematics of a particle; kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies;
work energy method; and impulse and momentum.
This course is concerned with the discussion of Hydrologic Cycle; occurrence and analysis of components of hydrologic cycle such as precipitation, evapotranspiration, infiltration, stream flow and ground water; river and reservoir sedimentation; flood routing techniques; probability analysis for hydrologic design; computer modeling for hydrologic systems.