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Unit information: Design Project 4 in 2015/16

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Unit name Design Project 4
Unit code CENGM6100
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. De Luca
Open unit status Not open

Normally the successful completion of appropriate Level 3 Engineering units



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit aims to: enable students to develop conceptual and detailed solutions for a realistic civil engineering project, utilising and extending their knowledge, understanding and skills acquired throughout the degree programme; encourage group working on inter-disciplinary problems; allow students to practise management, teamwork and organisational skills.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the project successful students will:

ULO 1. have developed a detailed design brief from an initial outline brief; (PLOs A2,A3,A5, A6, A7, A8, A9; B1,B2,B4,B7-9; C1-9)

ULO 2. have researched background information; (PLOs A3-7; B2; C3,5,7-8)

ULO 3. have created and evaluated a range of design solutions, taking into account technical, economic and environmental contexts; (PLOs A1-7; B1-9; C1-8)

ULO 4. have selected a preferred solution; (PLOs A4-7; B1-8; C1-9)

ULO 5. have developed in detail appropriate parts of the preferred design; (PLOs A1-4; B1-3; C1-4,7,8)

ULO 6. have planned and managed the project using project management, QA and CDM procedures; (PLOs A5-7; B6-8: C 8)

ULO 7. have prepared a competent technical report and associated design output. (PLOs C9)

Teaching details

Project work.

Assessment Details

Preliminary report (Week 6)

Poster (Week 17)

Final report & work files (Week 20) 0% ULOs 1-3

20% ULOs 1-7 esp 7

80% ULOs 2-7 esp 7

Reading and References

Specific to each project.