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


2019/0, Trimester 1, 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 weekly meetings with group members, staff from SEBE and if possible external experts. The module emphasises on and independent student learning in teams. 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 communication skills and provides the opportunity for students to integrate their design, analytical and management skills. (LO1-6)

Embedding employ-ability skills
In the first 3 years of their education, the students have gained an abundance of 'hard' engineering and construction management skills, which they will apply creatively to the project design brief. In combination with this, the module develops the students 'soft' or business employ-ability skills which can really set them apart from the competition in upcoming job interviews. These skills are also transferable across different disciplines regardless of the students' career projection, such as team-working, time-management, business case writing, and accuracy. (LO1-6)

Feedback and assessment
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 have several verbal feedback opportunities across members of staff with different engineering expertise. This feedback can include review of draft work with specific questions prepared by the students in advance. The final assessment is a group report with individual technical drawings similar to appendices. In this way both the students ability to reason their engineering design solutions, and their ability to produce professional engineering documents are assessed, directly linking to skills needed in industry. (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. The module brief links directly with the module leader's research, therefore embedding a wealth of research knowledge into the module delivery and supporting materials. The students will have to do their own literature research to justify their engineering solutions, integrate research concepts into a consistent project, and explore new design methods and innovate materials and construction systems. (LO1-6)

Formative Assessment:
Meetings with staff members and peer review workshops (LOs 4 and 5, not graded)

Summative Assessment:
Group report and technical drawings. (LOs 1 to 6)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 14
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 34
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
Technical Drawing 30 1,2,3,4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Report 70 1,2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
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, and details. Each student will be responsible for one or more particular specialisms, as assigned by the group. Each group will produce a final report and technical drawings.

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