Core Module Information
Module title: Engineering Communication

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

Module code: CTR07104
Module leader: Andrew Livingstone
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Unit 1: Engineering calculations
Unit 2: Health, safety and the CDM regulations
Unit 3: Technical and scientific writing
Unit 4: Hand drawing and sketching (Part 1)
Unit 5: Hand drawing and sketching (Part 2)
Unit 6: Introduction to Tekla Tedds and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Unit 7: Introduction to Mathcad
Unit 8: Introduction to Python & Jypyter Notebook
Unit 9: Introduction to Matlab
Unit 10: Presentation skills

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1:Gain an appreciation of how to present professional civil engineering calculations.
LO2:Acquire a knowledge of the UK H&S legislation and CDM regulations.
LO3: Develop an awareness of sketching and technical drawing skills.
LO4: Operate various computer software packages for undertaking civil engineering calculations.
LO5: Demonstrate the importance of good written communication and presentation skills as a professional civil engineer.
LO6: Explain how building information modelling is utilized in civil engineering design.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 6
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 146
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 30 1,2,3 4,5,6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 10 6 12 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Report 30 4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 30 5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Python for Civil Engineers