Core Module Information
Module title: Innovation in Construction and Built Environment (GA)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: BSV09402
Module leader: Masoud Sajjadian
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

Innovation theory, growth models, theoretical modelling of the construction and built environment sectors, performance measurement and securitisation of investment in such enterprise

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: appreciate the significance of innovation in the growth of the construction and built environment sector
LO2: give examples of innovation in the construction and built environment sector, be it in terms of research, technical development, or investment in the marketing of such enterprise
LO3: benchmark the performance of the construction sector in terms of innovation and value such investment contributes to the built environment
LO4: assess the degree of innovation needed for the construction sector to secure investment in the built environment

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Masoud Sajjadian
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, seminar and demonstrations held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

The modules shall offer series of lectures, tutorials and demonstrations based on the current status of innovation within the construction and built environment sector. Case studies shall be deployed to demonstrate example of where innovation has led to the growth of the construction and built environment sector and the performance of this shall be tracked in terms of contribution such investment makes to the economy.


Formative Assessment:
Tutorials will provide opportunities for formative feedback and feed-forward as the students maintain their learning journal. Students complete a research proposal which will be included in the journal. Feedback is to be provided on both the technical report and the learning journal at regular intervals during the module.



Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is in the form of a technical report based on one of the case study examples made reference to in the lectures and tutorials. This shall be rendered as a standard business case review of the building and construction in terms of key performance indicators and levels of investment.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 82
Other Work based learning 82
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2020/1, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: ME
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Masoud Sajjadian
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This shall comprise a lecture of up to 2 hours with a linked 1-hour tutorial, seminar and demonstrations held twice per day over a consecutive five day period. The face-to-face teaching delivered in Week 1 shall be supported by independent guided study and underpinned with work-based learning when back in the office and completing the assessments specified for the module (Weeks 2-15).

The modules shall offer series of lectures, tutorials and demonstrations based on the current status of innovation within the construction and built environment sector. Case studies shall be deployed to demonstrate example of where innovation has led to the growth of the construction and built environment sector and the performance of this shall be tracked in terms of contribution such investment makes to the economy.


Formative Assessment:
Tutorials will provide opportunities for formative feedback and feed-forward as the students maintain their learning journal. Students complete a research proposal which will be included in the journal. Feedback is to be provided on both the technical report and the learning journal at regular intervals during the module.



Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is in the form of a technical report based on one of the case study examples made reference to in the lectures and tutorials. This shall be rendered as a standard business case review of the building and construction in terms of key performance indicators and levels of investment.



Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 82
Other Work based learning 82
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1-4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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