Module title: Advanced Mechanics of Material and Finite Element Analysis

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR11129
Module leader: Johnson Zhang
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Johnson Zhang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Formal Lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver the theory of advanced mechanics of materials and finite element method (LOs 1-4). Lectures also offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. Tutorials cover the application by solving several practical examples (LOs 5). Computer lab session is designed to improve the computational and programming skills of the students by using interactive demonstrations (LOs 6).

Assessment:
The assessment strategy for the module is to develop students’ structural analysis skills, enhance their theory background of mechanics and finite element analysis. The exam paper will cover all six learning outcomes including the mechanics and finite element theories, computer programming and practical skills on using commercial software package (LOs 1,2,3,4,5,6). The exam duration is 3 hours.


Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;
The module links with industry as appropriate. Industrial supervision is possible and industrialists are invited to attend the final group presentation. Scholarly skills naturally are developed throughout the whole group project process.

Research/ teaching linkages;
Interaction with the Transport Research Institute,and with research students within the School will be encouraged as and where appropriate.

Supporting equality and diversity;
Respecting and embracing diversity and different cultural perspectives, transportation education attracts students from a vast number of countries. This provides a rich source of learning opportunities for fellow students to draw experiences and networks from a multicultural context.

Internationalisation
International experiences brought to the group by individuals will be beneficial to fellow group members when drawing on combined experiences. Research projects can be based on international projects and/or experiences.


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 Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 100 1,2,3,4,5,6 1 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100