This research has investigated the developments in Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) and its
introduction and impact within civil engineering education.
The philosophy of Computer Assisted Learning in Higher Education and developments in
software specifically for this field are reviewed. This provides the background to a critical
evaluation of existing CAL software and philosophies related to Civil Engineering and, more
specifically Structural Engineering. The development and evaluation of prototype/sample CAL
software to help in the teaching of Structural Analysis and Design to BTEC and degree
students is then described. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.