Module title: Construction Engineering

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR07102
Module leader: Andrew Livingstone
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

None

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andrew Livingstone
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Formal lectures will be supplemented by and integrated with practical model building, drawing and computer aided drawing demonstrations.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with previous students and practicing civil engineers. The group working will help the students develop their ability to formulate and evaluate engineering decision making as part of a design team. Graphical communication and the development of conceptual designs will greatly enhance the students understanding of the more complex topics covered in Trimester 2. LO1, LO2 and LO3 are achieved through the assessment of the students graphical communication output, i.e. drawings. LO5 is achieved through placing the students in groups and encouraging them to manage their work and the work of others – embedding team working and project management skills.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Continuous assessment is used throughout the module with individual submissions primarily linked to thediaries, technical reviews, final presentation and reports. LO1, LO2 and LO4 are achieved through combination of the assessment elements.

Research/ teaching linkages
. The students are encouraged to explore the work undertaken by colleagues in relation to bridges and other innovative structures
Supporting equality and diversity
Lecturer and technician support is on hand throughout the module and students from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate equally to the discussion and learning events.

Internationalisation
The module follows current UK practices. International students are encouraged to contribute their own experiences wherever this may differ from UK practice.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Other Work based learning 60
Other External visits 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Other 20 1,2 2-12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5 PAGES
Other 50 3,4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= N/A
Other 30 4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 15 PAGES
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Diary
Each group is required to keep a combined diary. Each group member is required to contribute to the diary and provide explanation of the investigation, research and development of the bridge type conceptual design.
Conceptual development
As a group you are required to develop conceptual designs indicating structural form and highlighting critical dimensions dimensions. You are encouraged to develop hand drawings and sketches which you will later develop into AutoCAD drawings or 3-D visualisations of your bridge concept.
Production information
Each group must prepare ‘production information’, i.e. fully dimensioned drawings that can be used to construct the models. Consideration must be given to buildability and the use of the materials and tools provided.
Model construction
Each group is required to construct a 1:76 scale model of their final design. The model will be constructed on a suitable base board. Prior to commencing construction, each group is required to demonstrate that they have marked out the position of the structure and associated abutments – this will simulate the engineering surveying that would be undertaken to position the bridge if it was actually being constructed.
Final presentation
Each group is required to provide a final presentation demonstrating the logic behind their concept development, the input of each individual group member and present the production information generated during the progress, i.e. the drawings and 3-D vizualisations.
Inspection and testing
Each bridge model will be examined, inspected and graded by external structural and civil engineers. A selection of the bridge types will then be tested to destruction to determine their ultimate load capacity.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Gain an appreciation of dimensional spatial planning data in relation to civil engineering infrastructure.
LO2: Recognise the importance of detailed engineering drawings in the delivery of projects.
LO3: Collect various resources to allow decisions to be made in relation to structural form.
LO4: Develop an awareness of the integration of structural elements.
LO5: Recognise the importance of team work and group dynamics in design projects.

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