This course is the first design course for engineering students in Bachelor of Civil and Construction Engineering programs. It is the introductory part for Design II, Engineering Capstone project. It combines students’ theoretical and practical knowledge gained in advanced engineering and basic science courses, to study, analyze and understand design techniques and approaches used in proven and published research in the field of Civil/Construction Engineering. This course helps students to develop a broad based engineering foundation in their field. Students work in groups to select and work on a recent published research topic which they will use and build up on for their Design II. In addition, the course helps the students to develop their team work and individual skills on writing discussions, public speaking and presentation techniques.