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1 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF) Improving Transportation Engineering Education through Field Problems: Proof of Concept for Course Material Prototype Project Manager Hussein Abou-Elsoaad Abd-Elmotaal Professor & Department Head Civil Engineering Department Faculty of Engineering Minia University

2 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview - Motivation Quality Assurance of Higher Education (Accreditation) focus on the “ product ” Our target Product in Civil Engineering are engineers: knowledgeable about new tools and techniques, skilled in the implementation of advanced data collection and analysis methods broadly educated, technically well-trained have the critical thinking and problem solving skills required for today ’ s work environment.

3 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview Integration of Field Problems with the Program Learning Objectives

4 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Integrating Field problems with program and class learning Objectives

5 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview - Motivation Effective engineering education should focus on student mastery of content through high-level thinking skills (such as application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation) resulting in greater acquisition of content and development of thinking skills.

6 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview – The Tool Create, test, and evaluate a set of field problems that are: 1) based on real world situations, 2) based on data collected and analyzed using state-of-the-art technologies, 3) developed using sound educational and product development practices, 4) targeted to and tested by different levels of undergraduate civil engineering students, 5) focused on major disciplines within civil engineering namely transportation engineering and transportation infrastructure as well as advanced surveying and geodesy, and 6) the prototype for a full scale educational materials development project for general civil engineering education.

7 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview - Output Educate a new generation of engineering professionals who upon graduation will have: strong sense of field engineering design and practices, knowledge of the state-of-the-art technologies in data collection and analysis, and strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.

8 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview - Output Create a community of engineering educators that is: more knowledgeable about proven, effective, and appropriate teaching and assessment methods, more educated themselves in principles and practice of engineering systems operations and practices, and committed to work together to develop, test, and implement innovative and challenging civil engineering curricula and materials.

9 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview - Deliverables Create new engineering education materials, in the form of a set of field problems, that can be efficiently and effectively integrated into our university ’ s civil engineering curriculum, where consideration is given to innovative and tested educational practices, and in which consideration can be given to the curricula needs that are not currently addressed.

10 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview - Deliverables Develop state-of-the-art data collection and analysis laboratory. The lab will be available for the use of different disciplines and for community outreach/training activities.

11 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview – Where are we now?

12 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview – Major Tasks Implementation Tasks: I.A.1 Review and documentation of existing resources I.B.1 Prepare a set of guidance documents I.B.2 Develop two prototype field problems I.B.3 Final Set of Educational Materials II.A.1 Develop field problems implementation and evaluation plans II.A.2 Pilot test of final field problems in classrooms II.A.3 Second-Stage classroom testing III.A.1. Lab Design and Development

13 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview – Major Tasks Dissemination & Sustainability Tasks IV.A.1 Identify and establish a Community of Learners IV.A.2 Prepare and maintain a web site for the project IV.A.3 Community of Learners Meetings V.A.1 Conduct Three Professional Workshops VI.A.1 Project Final Report VII.A.1 Activity Lab maintenance and operations Quality Control Activities VIII.A.1 Establish Technical Oversight Committee VIII.A.2 Oversight Committee Meetings VIII.A.3 Conduct Review of Guidance Documents VIII.A.4 Review Two Prototype Field Problems VIII.A.5 Review Final set of Field Problems/Instructional materials IX.A.1 Classroom Evaluation and Assessment

14 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Project Overview – Major Tasks Project Management IX.A.1 Project management Team Meetings IX.A.2 Project Management Team/HEEPF Staff Meetings

15 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Technical Oversight Committee Gen. Eng. Mohamed El-Hoseny Abd-Elsalam, National Authority of Tunneling (NAT). Prof. Dr. Osman Mahmoud Abou-Beih, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University. Dr. Hamdy El-Sayed Ibrahim, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University. Prof. Dr. Ahmed Abd-Elsatar Shaker, Shubra Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University.

16 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Community of Learners Prof. Dr. Abdallah Saad (Shubra Faculty of Engineering, Banha Univ.) Dr. Ashraf Abu Krisha (National Authority of Tunneling NAT) Dr. Ashraf El-Kottb Mousa (National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics NRIAG) Dr. Ashraf Sharawi (National Authority of Remote Sensing & Space Sciences NARSS) Dr. Ayman Ismail (Faculty of Engineering, Fayium Univ.) Dr. Gamal Mohamed Gibreel (Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams Univ.) Dr. Mostafa Mousa Rabah (National Research Institute of Astronomy & Geophysics NRIAG)

17 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November International Advisory Board Prof. Dr. Naser El-Sheimy (University of Calgary, Canada) Prof. Dr. Bernhard Heck (Karlsruhe University, Germany) Prof. Dr. Norbert K ü htreiber (Graz University of Technology, Austria) Prof. Dr. G ü nter Swoboda (Innsbruck University, Austria) Prof. Dr. William D. Taylor (Michigan State University, USA)

18 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Prepare a set of guidance documents Prepare a set of guidance documents that form the basis for the development of the field problems and related course materials.guidance documents These guidance documents include: 1)a set of learning objectives that describe the skills and competencies that students will be expected to have upon completion of each of the field problems, 2)a set of guidelines that describe the development architecture and the requirements for all field problems materials, and 3)a technical report that addresses the kinds of materials that will be used in the field problems.

19 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Prepare a field problem template

20 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Develop set of field problems Advanced surveying (GIS/GPS) problems, transportation engineering (traffic/transportation engineering) problems, and geotechnical & infrastructures (tunneling, soil-structure interaction, soil dynamics) problems Based on real world situations. Utilize a learning process defined by a set of educational objectives. Include a well-defined set of computations and problems and a concluding interpretative and assessment focus. Complex (requiring integration of knowledge) and allow for multiple solutions and multiple solution paths. Allow for hands-on experiences with models and equipment, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) data collection devices, Geographical Information System (GIS) environment, commonly used software tools and other equipment and tools.

21 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Theme 1: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University

22 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Theme 2: Intersections of the Cairo-Aswan Highway at Minia University, Shalaby and Ikhsas

23 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Develop two prototype field problems Field Problem No. 1 GPS Rapid-Static Survey of the crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo- Aswan Highway Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering students – Advanced Geodesy (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is five 2-hours sessions to implement twenty modules

24 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Develop two prototype field problems Field Problem No. 2 Pedestrian Crossing on Cairo-Aswan Highway Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Transportation Engineering (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is three 2-hours sessions to implement six modules

25 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 3 Hydrographic Survey of the Ibrahimia Canal Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Transportation Engineering (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is two 2-hours sessions to implement nine modules

26 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 4 Seismic design of abutment retaining wall of a bridge over Ibrahimia Canal Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Geotechnical Engineering (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is three 2-hours sessions to implement four modules

27 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 5 Geotechnical exploration plan of Ikhsas intersection Theme: Intersections of the Cairo-Aswan Highway at Minia University, Shalaby and Ikhsas Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Geotechnical Engineering (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is three 2-hours sessions to implement three modules

28 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 6 Traffic Signal Design for Cairo-Aswan Highway and Ikhsas Street Intersection Theme: Intersections of the Cairo-Aswan Highway at Minia University, Shalaby and Ikhsas Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Transportation Engineering (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is three 2-hours sessions to implement seven modules

29 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 7 Analysis of Cairo-Aswan Corridor Delay under Different Left-Turn Treatments Theme: Intersections of the Cairo-Aswan Highway at Minia University, Shalaby and Ikhsas Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Transportation Engineering (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is two 2-hours sessions to implement six modules

30 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 8 Structural Analysis of a Pedestrian Tunnel on Cairo-Aswan Highway Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Structure Graduation Project The total time required for the filed problem is four 2-hours sessions to implement six modules

31 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 9 GPS Network to Determine Reference Stations Coordinates Connected to IGS Theme: Intersections of the Cairo-Aswan Highway at Minia University, Shalaby and Ikhsas Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Surveying & Geodesy Graduation Project The total time required for the filed problem is forty hours to implement fifteen modules

32 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November Implemented field problems Field Problem No. 10 Continuous Kinematic GPS Survey of Shalaby, Ikhsas and Minia University Theme: Intersections of the Cairo-Aswan Highway at Minia University, Shalaby and Ikhsas Target group: Third year civil engineering student – Advanced Surveying (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is four 2-hours sessions to implement fifteen modules

33 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November On-going field problems Field Problem No. 11 Finite Element Analysis of Tunnelling under Water Ways Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Structure Graduation Project The total time required for the filed problem is five 2-hours sessions to implement six modules

34 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November On-going field problems Field Problem No. 12 Controlling Tunnelling-Induced Settlements of Railways Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Structure Graduation Project The total time required for the filed problem is five 2-hours sessions to implement six modules

35 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November On-going field problems Field Problem No. 13 Verification and Evaluation of Software Results for Tunnelling Models Theme: The Crossing of the Ibrahimia Canal, the Railways, and the Cairo-Aswan Highway in front of the Faculty of Engineering, Minia University Target group: Fourth year civil engineering student – Structure Graduation Project The total time required for the filed problem is five 2-hours sessions to implement six modules

36 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November On-going field problems Field Problem No. 14 GIS Project for Shalaby, Ikhsas and Minia University Theme: Intersections of the Cairo-Aswan Highway at Minia University, Shalaby and Ikhsas Target group: Third year civil engineering student – Advanced Surveying (elective) The total time required for the filed problem is three 2-hours sessions to implement seven modules

37 Workshop 3 - Shubra Faculty of Engineering - November THANK YOU


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