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ES3E1 - Design Project with Construction Management (Civil Engineering, BEng)

  • Module code: ES3E1
  • Module name: Design Project with Construction Management (Civil Engineering, BEng)
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To provide experience of performing a project on an individual basis (projects will be specified to groups and involve group interaction without influencing an individual character). To provide students with the opportunity to apply and demonstrate their capabilities (engineering knowledge, initiative, self-motivation, enthusiasm) to plan, carry out and control an open-ended design project in civil engineering. To provide students with the opportunity of enhancing their writing, oral and communication skills through preliminary writing of a proposal, writing interim and final reports that conform to predefined specifications, and giving an oral presentation under specific time constraints. To provide students with simulated experience of working as professional engineers in an industrial organisation.

Principal learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of the module are designed to meet the requirements of the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). At the end of the module, the student should be able to: • Demonstrate ability to deliver a design that conforms to a detailed specification and in accordance with standards and regulations. • Critically assess structural materials (e.g. concrete, steel) and their mechanical properties (e.g. strength) for the structural members of a structure. • Make reasonable initial estimations for the geometry, dimensions, and cross-section size of structural elements (e.g. beams, columns, foundations, etc.). • Synthesize design calculations and engineering drawings. • Demonstrate critical awareness of building information modelling (BIM) and its use for management and life-cycle assessment of construction projects. • Define sustainability and evaluate the sustainability merits in broader environmental, societal, and economical terms and its relation to design, construction and maintenance of structures. • Identify and interpret forms of contract and documents associated with a typical construction project. • Suggest a practical method of construction. • Show knowledge of site organization procedures and site waste management plans. • Demonstrate ability to apply health and safety in design and construction. • Demonstrate communication skills: writing interim and final reports; and giving an oral presentation.

Timetabled teaching activities

28 hours of Lectures and 19 hours of tutorials Total 47 hrs.

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Other essential notes

The module will be delivered in Terms 1 and 2. Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material (theory and examples).

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: ES3E1-30)
A2 (Assessed work only) Technical report w/oral presentation and logbook (max. 50 pages) 75%
  In-class test on Construction Management 25%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3
  • BEng Civil Engineering (H210) - Year 3