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Civil and Structural Engineering Department Module Description : CIV1901
Module Title Credits Co-Ordinator Semester Unit Description Unit Aims Syllabus
Civil Engineering Skills with Manufacturing 20 Sam Clarke Both This module aims to give students the tools to become excellent engineers. This begins with the ability to communicate their designs through hand sketches and through the use of AutoCAD (a graphical design package). Students are then expected to use peer assessment to assess their drawings so they can understand how not only to create drawings but also how to effectively present information on them too. Basic Skills
in computer program
ming are also introduced to give students the ability to solve complex problems. In second semester the module concentrates on manufacturing skills (with a practical aspect), culminating in a group field project. 1. To develop an ability to communicate ideas through the use of hand drawings and computer generated designs and to understand how to effectively communicate information contained within these drawings. 2. To be able to peer-review work of others and provide constructive feedback to help others improve their work. 3. To understand the principles of computer programming and to gain experience of coding algorithms. 4. To understand the process of manufacturing and gain experience in an engineering workshop. 5. To be able to work effectively in small groups to tackle simple engineering problems. Design & Communication Introduction. The nature of civil engineering design. The role of drawing and sketching in communication of design. Drawing. Layout of drawings (general arrangement, plans, elevations and sections); representation of 3-D objects in 2-D drawings; sketching of simple geometric objects.AutoCAD. effective communication
of engineering detail/construction through the use of Computer Aided Design. The use of peer assessment to review drawings. Computer Programming
Introduction - why learn to program? Variables, assignment statements and basic operations. Creating programs using sequential logic. For and while loops, relational and logical operators and program flow control. Plotting tools and Image manipulation.
Engineering Design Through "learning by doing" the students will acquire skills and knowledge of analysis and creativity in design and the communication of design concepts.
Learning Hours Teaching Methods H&S / Risk Management LEARNING OUTCOMES
Assessment Methods Assessment Philosphy
Workshop Practice This module aims to provide students with basic instruction in workshop practice. They will also gain hands-on experience in manufacturing.
Learning Hours of the Unit Remarks Lectures
Design Projectsproblem solving
/ Example Classes
Indepentant Study(including Prep for Assessment)
Private Study including Group Working
Hours 16 36 36 12 9 91 Total Hours 200
The course is delivered through a series of lectures and practical classes. The practical classes include drawing classes, and computer based tutorial classes where the students attempt problems in a supportive environment. Hands-on classes with the workshop equipment are also included to give students practical experience with the use of such equipment.
Safety is a key aspect of the practical work carried out within the workshop. Information and advice will be given by your instructor on both general workshop safety and in the operation of machinery.
1. Produce hand drawings and sketches of simple objects, including projections and sections needed to define the objects fully. 2. Communicate the key aspects of their designs through visual presentation and discussion. 3. Produce computer aided drawings of realistic engineering construction. 4. Understand general concepts of programming; variables, assignment statements, arithmetic operations, storing and recalling data, graphical outputs. 5. Learn how to solve simple problems by developing program algorithms and writing small programs using looping structures and conditional statements. 6. Demonstrate a basic practical competence in the use of surveying equipment 7. Demonstrate a basic practical competence in workshop practice and manufacturing 8. Establish good working practice in small to medium sized groups, including division of tasks and time management. The module is aimed at teaching students the core transferable and professional skills they will need during their studies. This includes specific skills such as hand drawing / sketching and computer programming. The majority of the work is independent with a final group project at the end of semester two aiming to cement the student's learning. The skills learned in the module are continually assessed through small design tasks and online assessments. The enables rapid feedback and gives the students the opportunity to build on previous experiences. The self-contained group projects
are assessed at the end of the project and in the final portfolio that
documents the students work through the module. The portfolio is to include:
The revised AutoCAD coursework, Matlab generated outputs, and single page report created for the Global Engineering Challenge. The manufacturing skills are assessed in a short written report which suplements the practical based learning.
Poster,drawings, models Online Test Poster,drawings, models Poster,drawings, models Online Test
Type of Assessment
Learning Outcomes (LO1,LO2)
Week Autumn Week 2
Autumn Week 3
Autumn Week 4
Autumn Week 4
Autumn Week 8
Day Friday Friday Friday Friday Friday
Percentage 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 5
Total Percentage 100%
Fomative Assessment and Feedback Recommended Reading
Peer feedback for AutoCAD drawings. Online quizzes aimed at learning. Oral feedback on group design projects and results of model tests, marked practical surveying work. Book 1 - Highly Recommended Title: Getting started with MATLAB : a quick introduction for scientists and engineers AlterNative Title
: MATLAB Author: Rudra Pratap 1964Publisher: New York ; Oxford : OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
, 2010 Identifier: ISBN 9780199731244 (pbk.);ISBN 0199731241 (pbk.) Format: xiv, 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Science -- data processing
; Engineering mathematics -- Data processing; MATLAB Further Information: Rudra Pratap. Record Id: 21198898630001441 Book 2 - Recommended
Title: Tony Hunts sketchbook Author: Tony Hunt 1943Publisher: Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999 Identifier: ISBN 0750642084;ISBN 9780750642088 Format: v, 218p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Subjects: Hunt, Tony, 1943-; Structural engineering; Engineers; Freehand technical sketching; Building -Drawings; Building -- Details; Structural engineering Further Information: Tony Hunt. Record Id: 21187106380001441 Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)