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The School is divided into three classes:

1. Junior Class.—Theory and use of Engineering Instruments[1] , Land Surveying[1] and Levelling[1] , Construction of
Roads, Railroads, Canals and Tunnels, Spherical Astronomy
and Geodesy, Drainage and Irrigation, General Theory of
Building, including Building Materials[1] , Framing[1] , and
Masonry[1] , General Theory of Projections[1] , Orthogonal and
Oblique Projections, including Orthogonal and Oblique
Projections of Shades and Shadows[1] , Topographical Drawing[1]
, Constructive and Free-hand Drawing[1] , Drawing of
Ornaments, etc., Field Practice[1] .

Text-Books.—Notes of the Professor.

2. Intermediate Class.—General Theory of Building continued,
embracing: Lateral Pressure of Earth[1] , Retaining
Walls[1] , Piers, Arches, Foundations above ground and
under water[1] , Strength of Materials and its practical application
to entire Constructions[1] , Roofs and Spires[1] , Private
and Public Buildings, Warming and Ventilation of Buildings,
Wooden Bridges, in particular American Wooden
Bridges, Hydraulic Engineering, Construction of Wears and
Locks, River Improvements, Harbors, Supply of Cities
and Towns with Water, Sewerage, Axonometric Projections,


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including Axonometric Projections of Shades and Shadows[1] ,
Perspective, including Perspective Projections of Shades and
Shadows[1] , Stone Cutting, Orders and Styles of Architecture,
Free-hand Drawing continued, Architectural Drawing and

Text-Books.—Notes of the Professor.

3. Senior Class.—Stone and Iron Bridges, Movable
Bridges, Suspension Bridges, Mechanical Engineering, Machinery
and Machines, Steam Engines, Mining Engineering,
Construction of Furnaces and Founderies, Architectural and
Mechanical Drawing and Design, History of Architecture,
Higher Geodesy and Projection of Maps.

Text-Books.—Notes of the Professor.

4. Agricultural Department.—Use of Engineering Instruments,
Surveying and Levelling, Construction of Roads,
Drainage and Irrigation, General Theory of Building,
embracing: Building Materials, Framing, Masonry, Foundations,
Flooring, Roofing, Elementary Principles of the
Strength of Materials and their application in practice, Construction
of Simple. Wooden Bridges, Rural Architecture,
Machinery, Transmission and Change of Motion, General
Theory of Agricultural Implements and Machines, Drawing
and Design.

For the use of students in this school a commodious Drawing
Hall has been fitted up, and ample collections of Field
Instruments, and of Models illustrating the principles of
Hydraulic, Architectural, and Mechanical Engineering, have
been provided. These models, of admirable workmanship,
were constructed for the University in the widely-known
establishment of Schröder, of Darmstadt, Germany.


The subjects marked by the asterisk are those required for the students of
Mining Engineering in this School.