MEng Civil Engineering
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
Civil Group Design Project
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 20/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact. Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates
Design is the creation and development of an economically viable product, process or system to meet a defined need. It involves significant technical and intellectual challenges and can be used to integrate all engineering understanding, knowledge and skills to the solution of real problems. Graduates will therefore need the knowledge, understanding and skills to:
- Investigate and define a problem and identify constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations, health and safety and risk assessment issues.
- Understand customer and user needs and the importance of considerations such as aesthetics.
- Identify and manage cost drivers.
- Use creativity to establish innovative solutions.
- Ensure fitness for purpose for all aspects of the problem including production, operation, maintenance and disposal.
- Manage the design process and evaluate outcomes.
Projects are submitted by industrial partners and each is tackled by a group of 4 students.
For students to gain an awareness of the creative and holistic nature of design and the design process. For students to recognise the pressures and constraints imposed on a project team in the professional and commercial world of enterprise and business, and in the context of a range of stakeholder interests and other external factors. For students to bring together technical and non-technical knowledge, working in a team to address a realistic design problem and produce a professionally presented design solution.
Projects are provided by industrial partners and each is tackled by a team of approximately 5 students, supported by an academic supervisor and an industrial supervisor. Lectures and other support sessions are provided to the class as a whole to support or reinforce understanding of effective team working, CDM and risk, environmental impacts, computer modelling, and presentation of design drawings (total ~8 hours).
Other - poster 3%
Feedback on interim report from supervisor start of semester 2Feedback on presentation 2 weeks after presentation
Feedback on presentation 2 weeks after presentation
Feedback on poster 2 weeks after poster session
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|Gregory Lane-Serff||Unit coordinator|