Module Title:   Surverying and Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG1305L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Therese Sheehan

Additional Tutor(s):   Derek Crabtree, Nathan Crabtree

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To provide practical experience in the use of surveying instruments and basic surveying techniques. To establish a knowledge base relating to the efficiency of operation and calculation and accuracy of results

To provide a basic understanding of the philosophy, development & application of BIM within the Civil Engineering context.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Surveying
The principles will be developed in lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions and applied in field exercises conducted in the university campus.

BIM
The principles will be developed by lectures, lab sessions and demonstrations of current practice by leading professionals in the field.
Individual and group assessment
There will be a strong focus on collaborative team work and self-directed study.

Lectures:   51.00          Directed Study:   116.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   15.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   18.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

` Describe techniques used in surveying and be aware of their application in practice.
` Use different types of surveying instruments with an awareness of accuracy.
` Describe the development and application of BIM as a process.
` Analyse the philosophy of BIM in relation to Government drivers & economic sustainability.
` Demonstrate an awareness of the challenges to collaborative stakeholders.
` Develop an awareness of the interoperability of software platforms.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

` Calculate solutions to standard surveying problems
` Describe the diverse application and the process of BIM.
` Demonstrate a practical application of BIM tools.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

` Manage and present data
` Demonstrate collaborative working.
` Articulate knowledge gained in a Viva situation.

  Coursework   50%
 
  Portfolio of work comprising levelling exercise of up to 1000 words and theodolite exercise of up to 1000 words
  Presentation   15%
 
  Produce a poster collaboratively and be able to articulate answers to questions posed by peer and/or academic assessors
  Coursework   35%
 
  1,500 words plus charts & diagrams describing the philosophy & application of BIM in a civil engineering setting

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
Surveying
Definition of surveying terms; co-ordinate calculations by traversing; principles of levelling, survey instruments: levels, theodolites, total station instruments; survey practice; global positioning by satellites; control survey and setting out; Surveying fieldwork - the exercises involve the use of the level and the theodolite for measurement and setting out, and calculation of traversing.

BIM
History, development, concepts, process and promotion of BIM. Government drivers. Stakeholders. Collaborative and inter-disciplinary working. BIM software tools/applications. BIM capabilities such as costing & estimating & clash detection.

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