2010 Volume 24 Issue 4 Pages 406-414
Engineering design skills are some of the important competencies of an engineer. A standard for teaching engineering design skills has already been published by ABET in its “Engineering Design Criteria 2000”. In Japan, JABEE has strongly emphasized the need for an engineering design education program, mainly as a result of joining the Washington Accord as a signatory. At the same time, ASCE has announced “The Vision for Civil Engineering in 2025” and summarized the skills that future civil engineers should possess in the BOK2 (Body of Knowledge 2). In the BOK2, engineering design is treated as a critical skill that engineers who develop and maintain a sustainable infrastructure for the society must acquire. In this paper, we consider the nature of “civil engineering design education” in the context of tertiary education and make remarks on the planning and experimental implementation of an actual education program.