Module Title:   Civil Design Project

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2306M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Therese Sheehan

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
Strengthen problem solving, team working, time management and communication skills through participation in a realistic civil engineering project.
Appreciate, for a particular project, the compromises that are necessary for the realisation of an economically and practically viable engineering solution.
Develop an understanding of the basic aspects of health and safety in civil engineering.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts are introduced using formal lectures, while project work forms the core of the module, which is assessed via a group report. Specific issues encountered are tackled in tutorial sessions. Guest lecturers give special invited talks on specific topics.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   64.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

Appreciate in a group-based working environment the interrelations among architectural, structural and economical aspects of civil engineering projects.
Review sustainability issues in civil engineering.
Apply knowledge of health and safety regulations in the construction industry.

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

Analyse and evaluate information to obtain viable solutions to a particular civil engineering.

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

Manage, present and interpret data
Solve problems systematically and creatively.
Lead and communicate in ways appropriate to team work.

  Coursework   80%
 
  Group report
  Coursework   20%
 
  Individual risk assessment report
  Coursework   100%
 
  Supplementary - repair deficiencies in own contribution to group report and individual risk assessment report

Outline Syllabus:
The development of solutions to representative practical problem in Civil Engineering. This is chosen to demonstrate selected factors influencing the development and implementation of the solutions to such problem in a group-based context, thereby realistically simulating a standard procedure in the construction industry. These factors include: resource availability, sustainability, energy considerations, buildability, durability, life cycle costs, serviceability, structural form, materials science, health and safety and maintenance. The selected problem should be such that the most appropriate solution can be delineated based on knowledge gained during the course, together with additional knowledge, information, and data, which is of an extent and level appropriate to this stage.

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