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Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: HK28
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 / BTEC : Not accepted without grade A in A Level Mathematics
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Module details

Programme Year One

LAB COATS - Students will generally be required to wear a lab coat for all Engineering laboratory sessions. Students may purchase a lab coat at the start of the year from the Student Support Office at a subsidised cost of £15.

SAFETY BOOTS – Students undertaking Architectural and Civil Engineering programmes will be required to wear safety shoes or boots (that is to say with both toe cap and midsole protection conforming to European safety legislation) for some activities, and these must be provided by the students themselves.

Year One Compulsory Modules

  • Engineering Mathematics (MATH198)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To provide a basic level of mathematicsincluding calculus and extend the student''s knowledge to include an elementaryintroduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules;

     

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     sketch the graphs of elementary and rational functions;

    integrate using list integrals, substitution and integration by parts with applications to simple geometrical problems;

     understand the basic properties of three dimensional vectors and apply them to elementary geometrical problems;

     understand the algebra of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms and their application to multiplication, division and roots.

     solve elementary first and second order differential equations with and without initial conditions and make simple mechanical applications;

     evaluate simple Laplace transforms and their inverses using tables with application to initial value problems;

     understand the graphical representation of functions of two variables;

    ​find partial derivatives and use to locate and classify the stationary points of a function of two variables

  • Context 1.1: History of Architecture (ARCH171)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    To give students an outline knowledge of how architecture with its associated technologies, cultural connections and urban settings has evolved from ancient times to the twentieth century.

    Learning OutcomesAn outline knowledge of some of the main themes in world architectural history, and an introduction to the cultural, social and intellectual histories, theories and technologies which influence the design of buildings (RIBA: GC2.1)

    ​An outline knowledge of some of the major pre-modern technologies and spatial and social issues which have shaped architecture worldwide, introducing the influence of architectural history and theory on the spatial, social, and technological aspects of architecture (RIBA: GC2.2)

    ​An outline knowledge of the relationship between architecture and other arts, introducing the influence of the theories, practices and technologies of selected areas of the fine arts on architectural design (RIBA: GC3.1)

  • Structural Engineering in the Built Environment 1 (CIVE133)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting60:40
    AimsThis module introduces students to the role of the Structural Engineer and fundamental principles and concepts that form the basis of structural engineering. The emphasis is on:- Understanding how Newton’s Laws apply to structural engineering- Understanding the function of a structure in terms of safety, functionality, durability, sustainability and resiliance- Understanding typical loads acting on stuctures- Understanding how materials resist loads- Awareness of common materials used by structural engineers and their application- Awareness of structures in the real world, how they resist loads and why they behave as they do- Experience using structural analysis software (and the importance of hand-checking)

    Learning Outcomes​Understanding how statics and dynamics apply to structural engineering​

    Understanding the functions of a structure in terms of safety, functionality, durability, sustainability and resilience​

    Understand the loads acting on structures

    Understand and identify tension, compression, bending moment, torsion and shear​​

    ​Understand deformation in structures and how this is influenced by stiffness

    ​Understand and identify determinate and indeterminate structures​​

    ​Solve simple determinate structural problems​​​

    Understand how and why materials resist loads​​

    ​Identify typical structural engineering materials and their application​

    ​Identify real world structural systems and understand why they behave the way they do​​

    Experience using structural analysis software​

    ​Understanding the effects of different restraints on the structures, e.g. rollers, hinges, fixity, etc​ and how these concepts are realised in practice

  • Mathematical Techniques for Engineers (MATH199)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To provide a basic level of mathematics including calculus and extend the student''s knowledge to include an elementary introduction to complex variables and functions of two variables.

    Learning Outcomes

    After completing the module the students should be able to:

    • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules;

    • sketch the graphs of elementary and rational functions;

    • integrate using list integrals, substitution and integration by parts with applications to simple geometrical problems;

    • understand the basic properties of three dimensional vectors and apply them to elementary geometrical problems;

    • understand the algebra of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms and their application to multiplication, division and roots.

    • solve elementary first and second order differential equations with and without initial conditions and make simple mechanical applications;

    • evaluate simple Laplace transforms and their inverses using tables with application to initial value problems;

    • understand the graphical representation of functions of two variables;

    • find partial derivatives and use to locate and classify the stationary points of a function of two variables

  • Geomechanics 1 (CIVE120)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    AimsThis module introduces students to the role of the Geotechnical Engineer and fundamental principles and concepts that form the basis of geotechnical engineering. The emphasis is on:- soil as a material (including classification and origin) - the engineering properties and behaviour of soil under load

    Learning Outcomes

    Understand the role of geotechnicalengineering in civil engineering​

    Understand origin of soils and rockincluding basic geology​

    Understand the soil classification andphysical soil parameters​

    Understand the engineering properties andbehaviour of soils including stresses, strains and elastic deformation of soils​

    ​Understand the principle of effectivestress​

    ​Understand one-dimensional consolidation​

    ​Experience identification of soils usingsoil classification methods


  • Environmental Design 1 (ARCH111)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To introduce the principles of environment science.

    To introduce aspects of climatically responsive architecture, and lighting of buildings.

    To give students an understanding of the role of a building as a modifier of climate with reference to traditional climatically responsive architecture and the role of buildings in the context of global energy usage.

    To introduce design approaches based upon passive techniques for achieving efficient thermal performance of buildings.

    Learning Outcomes

    To develop an understanding of:

    (i) the factors which determine human thermal comfort.

    (ii) the relevance of climatic conditions to building design.

    (iii) the role of building fabric and ventilation in the modification of climatic conditions by buildings and be able to carry out simple calculations relating to heat loss from buildings.

    (iv) solar geometry and its importance in building design.

    (v) the nature of daylight in buildings and simple daylight assessment techniques.

    This module has been mapped against the RIBA validation criteria GC9.

  • Introduction to the Digital Built Environment (CIVE170)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    ​This module introduces students to the impact that digitalisation and the digital transformation journey is having on the Built Environment and professional engineers within it.  Emphasis is on:

    - Introduction to the range of sectors and professions within the Built Environment and how Professional Engineers interact with the wider Built Environment

    - Developing an awareness of how the Design, Construction and Operation of the Built Environment exists today and how it is expected to change in the future

    - Introduction to the concept of productivity and the challenges facing the Built Environment, including economical, societal and environmental

    - Introduction to the concept of Digitalisation and Building Information Modelling (BIM)

    - Developing confidence and competence in the appropriate use of Digital Technology for Design and Documentation


    Learning Outcomes

    ​Understand the challenges facing the Built Environment and wider civilisation including economic, social and environmental​

    ​Identify the professions that design, construct and maintain the Built Environment and their typical roles​

    ​Understand the concept of Digitalisation and BIM and their application to the Built Environment​

    ​Identify digital technologies and digital workflows used in the Built Environment, understand appropriate use and limitations​

    ​Experience using digital technology for design and documentation​

    ​Understand the role that Digitalisation plays in reducing waste and facilitating reuse and the circular economy

  • Civil and Architectural Engineering Project (CIVE161)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    ​- The overall aim is to introduce students to the the role of the roles of professional engineer in the Built Environment.

    - The first aim is to help students (at the start of their academic journey) to link their studies at university to the wider world of civil engineering and the built environment.

    - The second aim of the module is to help the students begin their professional development to becoming practising engineers, through participating in a group-based design exercise.

    - The third aim is to introduce students to academic processes and requirements at university.


    Learning Outcomes

    Understand the challenges faced by the civil engineering and built environment industry​

    ​Understand the roles undertaken by civil engineers with regard to professionalism, health and safety and sustainability​

    ​Understand the engineering project life cycle​

    ​Ability to apply a creative design process​

    ​Ability to communicate ideas clearly​

Year Two Compulsory Modules

  • Context 2.1: History and Theory of Architecture (ARCH271)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims
  • The aim of this module is to investigate, in depth, the attributes of selected examples of twentieth-century architecture and their associated cultural, social and intellectual framework and to demonstrate, through building analysis, the influence of historical and theoretical concepts on the spatial, social and technological aspects of twentieth-century architecture.

  • Learning Outcomes

    ​Knowledge of the cultural, social and intellectual histories, theories and technologies which influence the design of buildings (RIBA GC2.1)

    ​Knowledge of architectural history and theory on the spatial, social and technological aspects of archirtecture (RIBA GC2.2)

    ​The influence of the theories, practices and technologies of selected areas of the fine arts on architectural design (RIBA GC3.1 and GC3.2)

  • Solids & Structures 2 (ENGG209)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    To provide awareness and some understanding of the principles of solid mechanics applied to engineering structures. In particular, the behaviour and types of failure (instability) of simple elastic systems and structural members used in aerospace, civil and mechanical engineering applications.

    Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge and understanding of ​solid mechanics principles applied to engineering structures such as beams, columns and pin-jointed frames;

    Awareness about the types of behaviour of simple elastic structural systems;

    ​​Ability to predict the behaviour and failure (instability) of simple elastic structural systems;

    ​Ability to determine the stresses in nonsymmetric thin-walled sections; 

    ​Appreciation of the importance of boundary conditions​

  • Structural Behaviour and Modelling (CIVE202)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module prepares students to achieve an understanding of and be familiar with structural analysis. It will also encourage the appropriate use of computer software packages in structural analysis which when combined with a development of the students qualitative understanding of structures will consolidate their understanding of the principles of structural analysis.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theory used in computer programs for the analysis of frames.

    ​students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approximate methods and application of a qualitative understanding of structures for use in preliminary design and for checking software results.

    ​students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the dangers of relying on software alone.

    students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of​the role of analysis in the design process.

    ​students should be able to apply, at a deeper level, the engineering principles used in structural analysis.

    ​students shouldbe able to estimate, without a computer, the magnitude of stresses in a simple structure.

    students shouldbe able to​calculate bending moments, shear forces and axial forces in a structure.

    students shouldbe able to an analysis package to analyse a structure and effectively check output.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of approximating the response of a structure due to gravity using quantitative methods.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the use of GSA (General Structural Analysis) industry-standard software for solving structural problems.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the ability to validate (by simple hand calculation) the output from a computer obtained structural analysis.

    ​students should be able to show experience and enhancement of theuse analysis results in the structural design of a system.

  • Environmental Design 2 (ARCH211)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
    Aims

    To develop from user requirements an introduction to design of  passive and active environmental systems for buildings, their integration into building fabric and structural systems, and selection of appropriate design options, equipment and materials.

    Learning Outcomes

    ​Students to be able to identify plausible strategies and material use from vernacular architecture to use in modern buildings to reduce energy consumption.

    Students to be able to select appropriate passive strategies for the climate of the building.

    ​Students to be able to appreciate the importance of using computer simulation to analyse their design options and BIM

    ​Students to be able to select appropriate materials, including consideration for re-use and re-cycling.

  • Reinforced Concrete and Steelwork (CIVE241)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
    Aims
    • To explain and illustrate the basic behaviour of both a reinforced concrete section and a steel section under various load conditions.
    • To highlight the limiting conditions applicable to both materials.
    • To relate the basic behaviour to conditions specified in the relevant code of practice.
    • To emphasize sustainability, health and safety in design of reinforced concrete and steel structures.
    Learning Outcomes

    ​Knowledge and Understanding

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
    • basic behaviour of various forms of structural members;
    • the Ultimate and Serviceability Limit States;
    • the importance of reinforcement in a concrete beam and its contribution to the overall behaviour;
    • the selection of the most appropriate structural steel form for any application;
    • the loading acting on a structural member and the path of the load;
    • the various codes of practice to be used;
    • design of sustainable structures;
    • health and safety issues related to the design.

    ​Intellectual Abilities

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in:
    • selecting the appropriate section sizes for both concrete and steel sections for any form of applied loading;
    • evaluating the limiting values for any section chosen.

    ​Practical Skills

    On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills:
    • analysis and design of concrete and steel structures for any given loading;
    • evaluating the loading on any structure.

    ​General Transferable Skills

    On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in:
    • manipulation of data;
    • presentation of analytical analysis and design
  • Group Design Project (CIVE263)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To give students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding from many different aspects of their taught modules to a unified design project and to promote teamwork and industrial awareness.

     

    Learning Outcomes

    ​At the end of this module a student is expected to understand and appreciate the fundamental design work stages adopted during the delivery of a core civil/structural engineering project - from inception-to-concept-to-solution.

    ​At the end of this module a student is expected to understand the complexity involved in delivering a structural design that needs to meet a stringent client brief whilst trying to achieve a solution that is iconic, sustainable, efficient, econmic and practical and fits within the constraints of a particular site.

    ​At the end of this module a student is expected to understand when, where and how to apply analytical and design skills to a particular phase of a structural design project in view of the deliverables of a particular phase.

    ​At the end of this module a student is expected to understand and appreciate the bigger picture regarding a client project in terms of economic and cultural drivers.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in delivering a design solution to particular brief utlising appropriate practical and technical skills.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying hollistic, qualitative, and quantitative and specialist numerical design procedures to arrive at a balanced, group derived, feasible design solution. 

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in implementing and demonstrating sustainability (environmental, social and financial) in design.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in designing basic structural elements in both steel and concrete and appreciating the way elements combine to produce a load path through the completed structure down to the ground and into a substructure.

    ​On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using CDM principles in design. 

  • Construction Materials (CIVE242)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    This module aims to introduce the factors which influence the selection of materials for engineering purposes, to develop understanding of the properties of these materials, and to lay a foundation for subsequent design work.

    Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge and Understanding​

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

    • be aware of the factors influencing the selection of the most appropriate material for a particular engineering purpose;
    • understanding of key engineering properties of common materials including the influence of microstructure and macrostructure;
    • understand the nature of concrete and the effect of constituents on fresh and hardened properties;
    • understand the procedures for construction with concrete, including quality control tests and procedures;
    • understand the production methods, basic properties and applications of timber in construction;
    • be aware of the different categories of plastics, their basic properties and applications in construction;
    • be aware of the scope for the use of glass in construction, its main types and properties, including engineering, thermal and aesthetic;
    • understand the manufacture and prope rties of masonry, together with its use in construction;
    • design concrete mixes to meet specific requirements, as well as knowing how to cast, cure and test concrete to determine its structural properties;
    • measure mechanical properties of timber and masonary units in the laboratory;
    • be aware of all BS EN standards governing use, properties and applications of construction materials;
    • have a foundation for subsequent design-oriented modules which extend the knowledge and understanding of construction materials.​

    ​Intellectual Abilities

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in

    • Selection of appropriate materials;
    • Knowledge of material behaviour under loading conditions resembling real-life situations;
    • Design of normal concrete mixes for construction
    • Measurement of mechanical properties of other construction materials, e.g. timber and masonry.​

    ​Practical Skills

    • Calculation and numeracy skills.
    • Experimental skills: laboratory work involving concrete mix design & testing, including tests on fresh and hardened concrete; testing and interpretation of mechanical properties of timber and masonry.
    • Observational skills: how concrete behaves in its fresh and hardened states; how other construction materials behave under loading and how their properties compare with those of concrete.
    • Teamwork: laboratory project undertaken in groups of approximately 10 students. ​

    ​General Transferable Skills

    • ​Literacy skills: Technical note preparation andreading set textbook​ and handouts. ​

  • Engineering Mathematics II (MATH299)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
    Aims

    To introduce some advanced Mathematics required by Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, Civil Engineers and Mechanical Engineers.

    To develop the students ability to use the mathematics presented in the module in solving problems.

    Learning Outcomes

    A good knowledge of matrices and their use to solve systems of linear equations.

    ​ An understanding of how to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    A good knowledge of multi-variable calculus​.

  • Programming for Engineers 1 (ENGG286)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    Ø  MECH,MECH/MATTS, AERO;

    The intentionis that anyone successfully completing the module will be at a point where theyare sufficiently familiar and comfortable with the basics of Excel and thebasics of the MATLAB language to be able to write their own simpleprograms to deal with the type of problems they are likely toencounter in other modules and in engineering practice.

    Ø  CIVIL;

    The intentionis that anyone successfully completing the module will be at a point where theyare sufficiently familiar and comfortable with Excel and the basics ofthe Excel Macro to be able to deal with the type of problems theyare likely to encounter in other modules and in engineering practice.​

    Learning Outcomes

    Gain knowledge of basic procedural programming concepts.

    Become proficient in the use of MATLAB.

    Enhance problem solving skills.

    Gain experience in solving engineering problems using a software tool.

    ​Become proficient in the use of Excel and Excel Macros.​

  • Geomechanics 2 (CIVE220)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    ​This module provides an introduction to the application of the theory to practical geotechnical engineering problems with emphasis on:

    - bearing capacity of foundations

    - earth pressures on retaining walls

    - slope stability


    Learning Outcomes

    ​Understand Stress paths in Soils​

    ​Experience soil mechanics laboratory tests ​

    ​Understand effective stress and its effects on the stabilityof soils.​

    ​Understand shear strength of coarse and fine grained soils​

    ​Understand how soils affect shallow foundations (includingbearing capacity and settlement)​

    ​Understand earth pressure theory and limit equilibriummethods​

    ​Understand slope stability​

    Experiencecomputational methods in geotechnics​

  • Field Theory, Partial Differential Equations & Methods of Solution (MATH282)
    Level2
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    • To introduce students to the concepts of scalar and vector fields.
    • To develop techniques for evaluating line, surface and volume integrals.
    • To introduce students to some of the basic methods for solving partial  differential equations

    Learning Outcomes
    • ​Evaluate Grad, Div, Curl and Laplacian operators in Cartesian and polar coordinates
    • Evaluate line, double and volume integrals
    • Have a good understanding of the physical meaning of flux and circulation 
    • Be able to solve boundary value problems for partial differential equations  

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Individual Project (ENGG341)
    Level3
    Credit level30
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    To provide an opportunity for the student to:

    • apply engineering knowledge, understanding and skills to plan, carry out and control an open-ended project in a topic of their choice
    • enhance their communication skills: writing proposal, progress and final reports, giving oral presentations and interacting with academic/ research staff.
    • experience a major task similar to those of working as a professional engineer in an industrial or research organisation
    Learning Outcomes

    ​On successful completion of the project, the student should be able to show experience and enhancement in various analytical, modelling, experimental or workshop techniques, depending on the topic and scope of their project.  Students will also demonstrate enhanced understanding of, and expertise in, underlying scientific theory relevant to their own project.

  • Context 3.1: History and Theory of Architecture (ARCH321)
    Level3
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    To develop final year undergraduate skills in the evaluation and presentation of an historical project through seminar-based group study. This module also presents an opportunity for final year students to work in areas where staff are active in research.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the module, students will demonstrate –

    knowledge and understanding of specialised aspect of modern architecture

    ​The ability to research and report on an area of modern architecture

    The ability to work in groups

    The ability to recognise taught material in a slide test

  • Structures 3 (CIVE344)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    AimsThis module aims to acquiant students with plastic material behaviour and its effects on structural member behaviour, and with effective methods for determining collapse mechanisms. The module also aims to introduce students to the principle of plastic structural analysis and methods for assessing collapse loads, and to upper/lower bound theorems and their significance on structural design calculations.
      Learning Outcomes

      understand how a structural member loses resistance and assess the maximum bending moment it can take

      understand why a structure collapses and predict the possible ways it can do so

      develop skills for effectively assessing the collapse load of a structure, including incremental load and limit state analysis methods

      understand the implications of upper and lower bound theorem of plastic analysis and apply it to assess the collapse load of a structure and conservatism in design

    • Construction Management (CIVE345)
      Level3
      Credit level7.5
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
      Aims
    • ​​To introduce the student to various aspects of construction management.

    • ​To develop a knowledge and understanding of modern management tools as applied in construction.

    • ​To stimulate an appreciation of management and its importance in the success of construction projects.

    • Learning Outcomes

      ​Obtain a good understanding of the multi-disciplinary approaches required for successful completion of construction engineering projects.

      Describe the key components of construction operations and management.

      Be knowledgeable of the impact of the supply chain and advanced technologies / BIM to modern business practices.

      ​Analyse the organisation and planning of construction engineering projects.

      Highlight the distinctive characteristics of the construction industry, and its contribution to UK plc.

      ​Undertake the analysis and modelling of operation systems and performance evaluation within the sector.

    • Geotechnical Engineering (CIVE320)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
      Aims

      This module provides an introductionstudents to the theory and methods that underpin geotechnical engineeringpractice, with emphasis on:

      -         design of shallow and deepfoundations, retaining walls, slopes and other structures according to Eurocode7

      -         modern finite element methodsand their application to geotechnical engineering​​This module seeks to teach students how to design various geotechnical engineering structures.  

      Learning Outcomes

      Understandthe background and philosophy of Eurocode 7, including the distinction betweenServiceability and Ultimate Limit States.​

      Understandthe mechanics of shallow and deep foundations, embedded retaining wall, andslopes and their design according to Eurocode 7​

      Understand two-dimensional seepagecalculations including the effects of anisotropy​

      Understand site investigation methods andinterpretation of site investigation reports

       

      Know how to design suction caisson foundation

       

      Understand finite element analysis forgeotechnical engineering problems

       

      Experience solving geotechnical problemsusing Eurocode 7​

      Experience interpreting site investigationreports​

      ​Experience using geotechnical analysissoftware ​

    • Environmental Design 3 (ARCH311)
      Level3
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
      Aims
    • Develop from user requirements an introduction to the design of environmental systems for large buildings.

    • Give insight and background for the ​selection of appropriate equipment and materials, and their integration into building fabric and structural systems.

    • ​Develop background needed to enter into technical discussions in design teams.

    • Learning OutcomesDevelop from user requirements an overview in design of environmental systems for large buildings, selection of appropriate equipment and materials, and their integration into building fabric and structural systems.

       

      NB This module has been mapped against RIBA validation criteria GC9.

      Demonstrate technical knowledge in the three topic areas: Artificial Lighting, Acoustics, and Thermal Environment

      ​Be able to engage in technical discussions and show awareness of the various technical requirements on buildings.

    • Structural Dynamics (ENGG301)
      Level3
      Credit level7.5
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
      Aims

      To develop an understanding of the essential principles governing the free and forced vibration of simple structural systems.

      To develop skills in carrying out and reporting upon simple experiments in Structural Dynamics.

      Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Finite Elements (ENGG302)
      Level3
      Credit level7.5
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting55:45
      Aims

      To develop a fundamental understanding of the Finite Element method. 

      To apply the Finite Element methodology to a range of problems, spanning mechanical and civil engineering.

      To develop skills in interpreting and understanding the physical meaning of finite element results.

      Learning Outcomes

      ​At the end of the module, students should will have a fundamental understanding of the capabilities and limitations of modern Finite Element software.

      ​Students will be able to apply the Finite Element methodology to problems across mechanical and civil engineering.

      Students will be able to critisise and interpret the results provided by Finite Element software.​

      Students will understand the importnace of model validation.

    • Prestressed Concrete Design (CIVE343)
      Level3
      Credit level7.5
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting90:10
      Aims

      To provide an overview of the concepts related to prestressed concrete together with practical construction and application issues.

      Learning Outcomes

      ​Knowledge and Understanding

      On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
      • the nature, construction and performance of prestressed concrete, including sustainability issues.
      • the analysis and design of a simple prestressed concrete beam.
      • the construction, analysis and design of a simple composite beam (precast and insitu concrete).
      • special requirements of precast concrete with emphasis on prestressed concrete (including stability).
      • practical applications of prestressed concrete.
      • awareness of examples of lessons to be learnt through failures (by means of case studies).

      ​Intellectual Abilities

      On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in:
      • describing and explaining the qualitative aspects of the topics given above.
      • applying relevant methodologies to analysis, design and planning of related work.

      ​Practical Skills

      On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills:
      • Analysis and design of simple prestressed concrete beams, encompassing bending and shear performance.
      • Calculation of losses and deflections in prestressed concrete beams.
      • Analysis of simple precast/insitu composite beams.
      • Laboratory testing of a prestressed concrete beam and the evaluation of results working as part of a team.

      ​General Transferable Skills

      On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in:
      • Analysis and interpretation of data.
      • Concise report writing.
      • Team working.
      • Self-motivation and time management
    • Architectural Engineering Project (CIVE362)
      Level3
      Credit level7.5
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      AimsThis module introduces students to the technologies and workflows that industry is adopting related to parametric design and its derivatives (algorithmic and generative design).  Emphasis is on:- Understand the theory of parametric design and its derivatives - Understand the application of parametric design to architecture and structural engineering  - Understand the advantages and disadvantages of parametric design and its derivatives- Develop confidence and competence in the use of parametric design tools for geometry and structural engineering​

      Learning Outcomes

      ​​Understand the concept of parametric design and its derivatives (algorithmic and generative design)​

      ​Understand the application of parametric design to Architecture and Structural Engineering​

      ​Identify commonly used parametric design tools and their advantages and disadvantages​

      ​Experience using parametric design tools to solve an Architectural Engineering challenge​

      ​Experience communicating the solution to hypothetical project stakeholders using appropriate techniques and media​

    Year Four Compulsory Modules

    • Capstone: Multidisciplinary Project (CIVE462)
      LevelM
      Credit level30
      SemesterWhole Session
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      To provide the students with the opportunity to:

      - work in groups to conduct a complete holistic design of a real-life engineering project,

      - interact with clients, architects and consultants from different design backgrounds,

      - combine their theoretical knowledge of analysis and design within a large design project

      - instil awareness of the various activities involved in the planning, design and construction of large-scale projects.

      - experience using modern digital tools that support the project lifecycle

      Learning Outcomes

      ​Understand team management and leadership principles

      ​Understand digitally enable workflows that support the project lifecycle

      ​Understand built environment project lifecycle and UK workstages according to PAS1192-2

      Demonstrate proficiency in applying the creative design process to an engineering challenge in the built environment

      ​Understand and correctly apply "rules of thumb" and validation to support engineering judgement and decision

      ​Understand and correctly apply​ principles of "safe by design"; including health and safety and CDM

      ​Experience using digital tools to support the engineering design and documentation process

      ​Demonstrate proficiency​ and confidence in presenting engineering solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders

      ​Understand the implications of procurement, contracts and financial considerations in project creation and delivery

    • Structural Systems (CIVE405)
      LevelM
      Credit level15
      SemesterWhole Session
      Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
      Aims

      This module aims to provide students with knowledge of modernstructures and the necessary requirements of a careful design strategy toachieve efficiency and cost effectiveness, and avoid excessive material use.The module seeks to introduce students to the theory and practice in structuraldesign and teach them how to deal with common design situations. The modulefurther aims to emphasise the learningof structural design, safety considerations and environmental impactof structural decisions.

      Learning Outcomes

      ​At the end of the module, students willbe able to use composite action to develop large span structural solutions​

      ​With the classdiscussions, students will be able to optimise structural solutions to achieveefficiency and low cost​

      ​On successful completion of the module,students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the efficient use of arches, mastedstructures, portal frames and space structures in covering large spans​

      ​On successful completion of themodule, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of thehistory of development of structural systems, advantages and limitations of cablesupported structures, and methods to control the cost of structures inpractical applications​

    • Structural Steelwork, Timber and Masonry (CIVE444)
      LevelM
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting85:15
      Aims
      • To introduce students to the basic behaviour of various forms of steel structures, timber structures and masonry structures.
      • To ensure that the students are aware of the limitations of each material.
      • To introduce students to the relevant Eurocode codes of practice and their use in structural design.
      Learning Outcomes

      ​ Knowledge and Understanding

      • the basic types of behaviour of the three materials;
      • the optimum for structural forms and members;
      • the connections involved in each material;
      • the appropiate methods of design for each material;
      • the choices of materials for specific purposes.

      ​Intell​ectural Abilities

      • evaluating the load paths within a structure;
      • selecting an appropriate section in any of the materials;
      • selecting an appropriate system of connections for each material.

      ​General Transferable Skills

      • presentation of analysis
    • Advanced Geomechanics (CIVE420)
      LevelM
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims

      ​This module introduces students to advanced theories, concepts and methods of modern geomechanics, with emphasis on:

      - DEM and other advanced methods of simulation

      - Plasticity theory and limit analysis 

      - Constitutive modelling of soft and hard soils


      Learning Outcomes

      ​Understanding the potentials and limitations of the available computational methods of simulation and identifying the appropriate method for the problem at hand​

      ​Understand Particle methods such as the Discrete Element Method (DEM)​

      ​Awareness of other advanced methods of simulation including Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)​

      ​Understand Plasticity theory and Plastic limit analysis ​

      ​Understand the role of constitutive modelling in the solution of geotechnical engineering problems​

      ​Experience Finite element analysis for geomechanics problems​

    • Digital Design Theory and Methods (ARCH700)
      LevelM
      Credit level15
      SemesterFirst Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims
    • Providea systematic and critical understanding of contemporary discourse oncomputation in Architecture including theoretical, methodological andprocessual ramifications​
    • Familiarise thestudents with the technology, methods and processes underlying the utilizationof ICKT (information, communication and knowledge technologies) in architectureand the built environment​
    • Providea comprehensive understanding of the current and future value, challenges andopportunities of integrating digital media in architectural practice​
    • Providesa conceptual understanding that enables the students to evaluate critically thecurrent state-of-the art research and practice in digitally mediated design​
    • Learning Outcomes

      Recognise andcritically appraise the contemporary use of digital media in architecture andbuilt environment

      Demonstrate acritical understanding and awareness of the role and potential of technology inrelation to the evolution of new forms, methods and practices in design​

      Demonstrate a highlevel of competence in critical appraisal of digital design and manufacturingprocesses​

      Achieve competence inrecognizing and appraising the distinctive characteristics of the new digitalculture in building industry.​​Critically appraisethe implementation of digital design media in different industry contexts andat different scales ​   
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    • Integrated Design Methods and Practices (ARCH703)
      LevelM
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
      Aims
    • Providethe students with a systematic and critical understanding of Integrated Designmethods, technologies and practices in building design.​ 
    • Familiarisethe students with the technical, cultural, social and organizational issues underlyingthe development and successful implementation Integrated Design.​
    • Addresscurrent and future industry challenges and opportunities​
    • Familiarizethe students with synchronous and asynchronous design communication andcollaboration technologies​ 
    • Familiarisethe students with state-of-the-art technologies and methods which facilitatethe coordination of creative, operational and collaborative intelligence forsuccessful integrated design.    ​
    • Learning Outcomes

      Demonstratea high standard understanding of the differences between individual,collaborative and team working in building design and production.​

      Demonstratea critical understanding of the creative and collaborative potentials ofvarious 3D knowledge rich parametric/generative tools, building informationmodelling systems and digital prototyping technologies, in architectural and urbandesign contexts.​

      Demonstratea high level understanding of the methodological and interoperability relatedissues and standards necessary for the coupling of various design, engineering,analysis, production and decision making tools​.​Demonstratea critical awareness of the use of existing information modelling tools andmethodologies (i.e. BIM) in current industry and the underlying socio-technicalimplications.

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    • Materials for Durable and Sustainable Construction (CIVE401)
      LevelM
      Credit level15
      SemesterSecond Semester
      Exam:Coursework weighting70:30
      Aims

      The aim of the module is to enhance students'' knowledge and understanding of the advances made in conventional construction materials and alternative construction materials that have and are currently being developed for use in construction to achieve more innovative, and sustainable structures.

      Learning Outcomes

      Knowledge and Understanding

      At the end of this module a student is expected to:

      • Understand the advances and recent developments made with regards to conventional construction materials.
      • Understand and acknowledge the development of innovative construction materials and the research, trials, product developments and case studies that support the use of such alternatives.
      • Understand and appreciate why it is important to develop and use more durable and sustainable construction materials in response to globally driven protocols which aim to protect the environment and reduce green house gases and CO² emissions.

      Intellectual Abilities

      On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in:

      • Identifying a suitable material/technology which will be economical and durable within a given environment whilst at the same time being the most suitable material in terms of long term sustainability and satisfying the project requirements.
      • Identifying the need for alternative construction materials based on economic, environmental and sustainability drivers.
      • Understanding the process involved in developing new and alternative construction materials.
      • Understand the chemistry, composition and manufacture of materials.

      Practical Skills

      On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills:

      • Selecting/specifying materials (advanced conventional and newly developed alternatives) for optimised economics, increased durability and long term sustainability within a given environment.

      General Transferable Skills

      On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills:

      • Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry;
      • IT skills.
      • Report writing skills
      • Presenting skills

    The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.