Core Module Information
Module title: Integrated Engineering Design 1

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

Module code: CTR10130
Module leader: Chrysoula Pantsi
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

In this module the students are working independently and completing original work on a real-life scenario which is developed in collaboration between the University and qualified industrialists (members of the Royal Academy of Engineering and/or Chartered Engineers).

The students are divided into groups and need to collaborate with their peers to develop detailed designs for various elements relating to a new structure and surrounding infrastructure with the aim of producing a sustainable and carbon neutral (wherever possible) engineering solution.

All the students are provided with the same Project Brief and each member of the group is assigned one or two of the following major aspects of civil engineering: geotechnical, structural, construction and management, transport, as well as considering the environmental impact to satisfy the outline requirements of the Project Brief for the successful completion of the project.

At the outset of the project, the students research, generate ideas, conceptualise, and propose a preliminary Design and a Risk Assessment (group submission – 20% of the total mark – Week 3) that allows them to reflect on the decisions they have taken and on the risks that they need to consider within the project as well as develop their collaborative, professional and communication skills within their team.

During the delivery of the module, members of the Royal Academy of Engineering and/or Chartered Engineers deliver guest lectures. Some of the guest lectures and lectures that will be covered in this module are the following:

Fire and Engineering,
Basic Principles of Construction Management.
Designing with Timber,
Offsite Construction,
Health and Safety,
Ethics in Engineering.

Also, Sessions with lecturers of the relevant disciplines are organised which provide support to students that work on the relevant area of the project. In addition to the above, Academic Skills Sessions are provided to the students to assist in developing their verbal and written communication skills.

At the end of this module the students are required to submit a report (50% of the total mark – week 10) with
refined final designs and other sustainable engineering solutions based on the Project Brief requirements. In addition to that they are also required to submit a group presentation (30% of the total mark – week 12). Each part of the report is marked individually and the same applies to the final presentation. This means that the students are marked for their own individual part of the report and presentation. The different parts of the report are marked by academics of the relevant discipline. The students deliver presentations to both academics and industrialists.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Develop and compose SUSTAINABLE engineering solutions with minimal environmental impact by carrying out original work,

LO2: Ability to demonstrate efficient collaboration and professionalism in a team environment,

LO3: Demonstrate further development of critical and engineering skills on how to approach and work effectively on a real-life scenario,

LO4: Being able to adopt eethical decisions (surrounding society, health & safety, level of risk in the project),

LO5: Communicate clearly and present your ideas and designs in a professional manner in both written and oral form.

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: Chrysoula Pantsi
Module Organiser:

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 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Report 50 1,2,3,4,6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Oral Presentation 30 5 3 HOURS= 00.50, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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