Module title: Integrated Engineering Design 1

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

Module code: CTR10130
Module leader: Mila Duncheva
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation


2018/9, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mila Duncheva
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The learning approach will include a number of methods including weekly meetings with the module leader, face-to-face tutorials on specific project related topics, weekly meetings with group members, weekly meetings with group tutor and independent student learning. During this trimester students are expected to develop an initial design proposal. Through the group based project the module creates a setting where students can demonstrate creativity, imaginative and organisation abilities. The approach also brings out written and verbal communication skills and provides the opportunity for students to integrate their design, analytical and management skills. (LO1-6)

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
The module is linked to industry with industrialists invited to attend the final group design project presentation day. In the module students will work as groups, equivalent to civil engineering design consultant teams. Scholarly skills are naturally developed throughout the group project process and assessment mechanisms. (LO1-6)

Assessment (formative or summative)
The assessment strategy for the module is to develop student’s organisational skills, their critical analysis and reflective skills and other employability skills. Students will be assessed individually from the initial design proposal, final report and the oral group presentation. (LO1-6)

Research / teaching linkages
The final design project allows students to integrate the learning that has taken place over the four years of study. They will apply the knowledge from all programme modules in the design project. They will also be able to integrate research concepts and explore new design methods and innovate materials as part of the project. (LO1-6)

Formative Assessment:
Peer review design progress session (LOs 4 and 5, not graded)

Summative Assessment:
Design proposal, final design report and oral group presentation

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 31
Independent Learning Guided independent study 136
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1,2,3,4 3 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1,2,3,4,6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Oral Presentation 30 5 13 HOURS= 0.5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Students will be required to work co-operatively in their groups to produce an engineering solution, considering such aspects as transportation assessment, overall layout of the site, parking requirements, building size and design including geotechnical considerations, drainage layout and details. Each student will be responsible for one or more particular specialisms, as assigned by the group. Each group will produce a preliminary report, a final report and give a presentation at the end of the project, which would be considered as formal assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Design a scheme from initial concept to final design.
LO2: Organise and manage tasks delegated by group.
LO3: Organise tasks co-operatively with other team members.
LO4: Argue your reasoning behind design concepts.
LO5: Justify your design proposal.
LO6: Compose a project report outlining your design proposal.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CTR10130 : Integrated Engineering Design 1