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BEng Civil Engineering
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Civil Engineering Practice
|Unit level||Level 1|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
The course unit is designed around the content of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) ‘Civil Engineering Procedure - 7th edition’, the ‘APM Body of Knowledge – 6th edition’, and the RIBA ‘Plan of Work 2013’ in order to provide students with a structured approach to understanding modern civil engineering projects. Students will cover theoretical concepts related to project management, risk management, health and safety (in particularly CDM15), procurement, sustainability and engineering; their understanding of these concepts will be developed further through a series of four group tasks that are to be undertaken through analysis of a ‘live-case study’: Network Rail Tenanted Arches project.
The course draws knowledge from a multi-disciplinary team of teaching staff, and civil/structural engineering professionals working within the construction industry to provide students with an opportunity to learn from those practicing the principle built environment disciplines. The ‘live-case study’ project is used as the basis for the coursework tasks that will immerse students in the realities of professional practice through guest speakers and site visits.
• Uncover the complexities that characterise contemporary infrastructure projects and the role of the civil engineer in a professional practice context (with a particular emphasis on project management (including risk management)).
• Expose students to the structure of the UK civil engineering industry and provide insights into the broader social, economic, environmental and legislative pressures that may exist.
• Foster students’ awareness of common forms of procurement and contract in order to evaluate their relative characteristics, when applied to civil engineering projects.
• Advance students’ knowledge of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and equip students with the skills to undertake residual hazard assessment of design solutions.
• Equip students with the skills and confidence to work effectively in a team as well as individually.
Week 1: Introduction to Unit MACE12112 and Group Assessment.
Week 2: The APM Body of Knowledge (BoK) & Civil Engineering Project Life-cycle.
Week 3: Sustainability & Schemes.
Week 4: Engineering Risk Management.
Week 5: Procurement, Engineering Contracts & Risk.
Week 6: Project Appraisal, Evaluation & Risk.
Week 7: Stakeholder Management & Risk.
Week 8: Health & Safety.
Week 9: Case Study (Guest speaker)
Week 10: Revision Lecture
Week 11: Final Group Presentations
Week 12: Multiple Choice Question Assessment (MCQ Test) - PC Cluster
One week after MCQ test via BlackBoard
Numerical mark and feedback report for each task within two weeks of submission
In-class group oral presentation in weeks 11&12
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|Mohamed Abadi||Unit coordinator|