Architectural Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: HK28
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • 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

  • 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

    (LO1) Understand the challenges faced by the civil engineering and built environment industry

    (LO2) Understand the roles undertaken by civil engineers with regard to professionalism, health and safety and sustainability

    (LO3) Understand the engineering project life cycle

    (LO4) Ability to apply a creative design process

    (LO5) Ability to communicate ideas clearly

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 2. Creativity

    (S3) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S4) 5. Communication

    (S5) 6. Team Working

  • 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 Outcomes

    (LO1) An 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).

    (LO2) An outline knowledge of some of the major premodern 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).

    (LO3) 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).

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written.

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual.

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (including referencing skills).

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis.

    (S5) Research skills - All Information skills.

    (S6) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness.

  • 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

    (LO1) To develop an understanding of the factors which determine human thermal comfort. This module has been mapped against the RIBA validation criteria GC9.

    (LO2) To develop an understanding of the relevance of climatic conditions to building design

    (LO3) To develop an understanding of 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

    (LO4) To develop an understanding of solar geometry and its importance in building design

    (LO5) To develop an understanding of the nature of daylight in buildings and simple daylight assessment techniques

  • Geomechanics 1 (CIVE120)
    Level1
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterSecond Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting80:20
    Aims

    This 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

    (LO1) Understand the role of geotechnicalengineering in civil engineering

    (LO2) Understand origin of soils and rockincluding basic geology

    (LO3) Understand the soil classification andphysical soil parameters

    (LO4) Understand the engineering properties andbehaviour of soils including stresses, strains and elastic deformation of soils

    (LO5) Understand the principle of effectivestress

    (LO6) Understand one-dimensional consolidation

    (LO7) Experience identification of soils usingsoil classification methods

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Communication

    (S3) 6. Team Working

  • Introduction to the Digital Built Environment (CIVE170)
    Level1
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    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

    (LO1) Understand the challenges facing the Built Environment and wider civilisation including economic, social and environmental

    (LO2) Identify the professions that design, construct and maintain the Built Environment and their typical roles

    (LO3) Understand the concept of Digitalisation and BIM and their application to the Built Environment

    (LO4) Identify digital technologies and digital workflows used in the Built Environment, understand appropriate use and limitations

    (LO5) Experience using digital technology for design and documentation

    (LO6) Understand the role that Digitalisation plays in reducing waste and facilitating reuse and the circular economy

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) 5. Communication

  • 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

    (LO1) 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

  • Engineering Mathematics (MATH198)
    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

    (LO1) • differentiate using the chain, product and quotient rules;

    (LO2)  sketch the graphs of elementary and rational functions;

    (LO3) integrate using list integrals, substitution and integration by parts with applications to simple geometrical problems;

    (LO4)  understand the basic properties of three dimensional vectors and apply them to elementary geometrical problems;

    (LO5)  understand the algebra of complex numbers in Cartesian and polar forms and their application to multiplication, division and roots.

    (LO6)  solve elementary first and second order differential equations with and without initial conditions and make simple mechanical applications;

    (LO7)  evaluate simple Laplace transforms and their inverses using tables with application to initial value problems;

    (LO8)  understand the graphical representation of functions of two variables;

    (LO9) find partial derivatives and use to locate and classify the stationary points of a function of two variables

  • Structural Engineering in the Built Environment 1 (CIVE133)
    Level1
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    This 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

    (LO1) Awareness of how statics and dynamics apply to structural engineering

    (LO2) Understanding the functions of a structure in terms of safety, functionality, durability, sustainability and resilience

    (LO3) Understand the loads acting on structures

    (LO4) Understand and identify tension, compression, bending moment, torsion and shear

    (LO5) Awareness of deformation in structures and how this is influenced by stiffness

    (LO6) Understand and identify determinate and indeterminate structures

    (LO7) Solve simple determinate structural problems

    (LO8) Understand how and why materials resist loads

    (LO9) Identify typical structural engineering materials and their application

    (LO10) Identify real world structural systems and understand why they behave the way they do

    (LO11) Experience using structural analysis software

    (LO12) Understanding the effects of different restraints on the structures, e.g. rollers, hinges, fixity, etc and how these concepts are realised in practice

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) Communication

    (S4) Team Working

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.

    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

    (LO1) Knowledge of the cultural, social and intellectual histories, theories and technologies which influence the design of buildings (RIBA GC2.1).

    (LO2) Knowledge of architectural history and theory on the spatial, social and technological aspects of archirtecture (RIBA GC2.2).

    (LO3) The influence of the theories, practices and technologies of selected areas of the fine arts on architectural design (RIBA GC3.1 and GC3.2).

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written.

    (S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills).

    (S3) Information skills - Critical reading.

    (S4) Information skills - Information accessing: (Locating relevant information) (Identifying and evaluating information sources).

    (S5) Research skills - All Information skills.

    (S6) Research skills - Awareness of /commitment to academic integrity.

  • 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

    (LO1) A good knowledge of matrices and their use to solve systems of linear equations.

    (LO2)  An understanding of how to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

    (LO3) A good knowledge of multi-variable calculus.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

  • 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

    (LO1) Students to be able to identify plausible strategies and material use from vernacular architecture to use in modern buildings to reduce energy consumption.

    (LO2) Students to be able to select appropriate passive strategies for the climate of the building.

    (LO3) Students to be able to appreciate the importance of using computer simulation to analyse their design options and BIM.

    (LO4) Students to be able to select appropriate materials, including consideration for re-use and re-cycling.

    (S1) Teamwork.

    (S2) IT skills.

    (S3) Problem solving skills.

    (S4) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning.

    (S5) Working in groups and teams - Time management.

    (S6) Research skills - All Information skills.

    (S7) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written.

    (S8) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others.

    (S9) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

  • 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

    (LO1) Evaluate Grad, Div, Curl and Laplacian operators in Cartesian and polar coordinates

    (LO2) Evaluate line, double and volume integrals

    (LO3) Have a good understanding of the physical meaning of flux and circulation

    (LO4) Be able to solve boundary value problems for partial differential equations

  • 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

    (LO1) Understand Stress paths in Soils

    (LO2) Experience soil mechanics laboratory tests 

    (LO3) Understand effective stress and its effects on the stabilityof soils.

    (LO4) Understand shear strength of coarse and fine grained soils

    (LO5) Understand how soils affect shallow foundations (includingbearing capacity and settlement)

    (LO6) Understand earth pressure theory and limit equilibriummethods

    (LO7) Understand slope stability

    (LO8) Experiencecomputational methods in geotechnics

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) 5. Communication

    (S4) 6. Team Working

  • 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

    (LO1) 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.

    (LO2) 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.

    (LO3) 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.

    (LO4) 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.

    (LO5) 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.

    (LO6) 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.

    (LO7) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in implementing and demonstrating sustainability (environmental, social and financial) in design.

    (LO8) 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.

    (LO9) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in using CDM principles in design.

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Commercial awareness

    (S4) Organisational skills

    (S5) Communication skills

    (S6) IT skills

    (S7) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

    (S8) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

  • Programming for Civil and Architectural Engineers (CIVE285)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    - To introduce the fundamental concepts of computer programming
    - To introduce the concepts and principles of problem solving using computational thinking
    - To familiarise the students with common and emerging programming languages and tools in civil and architectural engineering
    - To design programming solutions to solve civil engineering problems
    - To implement the designed solutions in high-level programming languages

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand fundamental concepts of computer programming and high-level programming languages

    (LO2) Understand fundamentals of Python and useful Python libraries

    (LO3) Experience using Python to solve problems

    (LO4) Understand commonly used and advanced Excel functionality

    (LO5) Experience using Excel to analyse and assess large datasets

    (LO6) Understand how Excel can communicate with engineering software packages

    (LO7) Experience using Excel to communicate with engineering software packages

    (LO8) Experience using VBA in Excel

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) 5. Communication

  • Reinforced Concrete and Steelwork (CIVE241)
    Level2
    Credit level15
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting45:55
    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

    (LO1) Knowledge and UnderstandingOn 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.

    (LO2) Intellectual AbilitiesOn 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.

    (LO3) Practical SkillsOn 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.

    (LO4) General Transferable SkillsOn 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

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Teamwork

    (S4) Organisational skills

  • Structural Engineering in the Built Environment 2 (CIVE233)
    Level2
    Credit level22.5
    SemesterWhole Session
    Exam:Coursework weighting50:50
    Aims

    This module builds on the first year with deeper understanding and knowledge of Structural Engineering principles in the context of the Built Environment. The emphasis is on:
    - Understanding how deformation and stress are linked
    - Understanding the interaction of force and moment
    - Understanding how torsion and buckling affect strength
    - Understanding how stiffness influences the way moments are distributed within a structure
    - Experience using intermediate functionality of structural analysis software (and how to check it using qualitative techniques)
    - Awareness of emerging and advanced materials used by structural engineers and their application
    - Introduction to Virtual Work and its application in solving indeterminate structures

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand how deformation is linked to stress in the design of structural members

    (LO2) Understand the interaction of axial force and moment in structural members

    (LO3) Understand the interaction and implications of torsion and buckling in the design of structural members

    (LO4) Understand how stiffness influences the way in which moment is distributed around a frame

    (LO5) Experience intermediate techniques using structural analysis software

    (LO6) Apply qualitative techniques and simplified rules of thumb to checking structural analysis models

    (LO7) Understand the application and limitations of advanced and emerging materials against the more common materials in the context of civil and architectural engineering

    (LO8) Understand and apply the concepts of Virtual Work to solving indeterminate structural engineering problems

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) Communication

    (S4) Team Working

Year Three Compulsory Modules

  • Architectural Engineering Project (CIVE362)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    This module introduces students to the technologies and workflows that industry is adopting related to parametric design and its derivatives (algorithmic and generative design), in the context of an open ended design problem.  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

    (LO1) Understand the concept of parametric design and its derivatives (algorithmic and generative design)

    (LO2) Understand the application of parametric design to Architecture and Structural Engineering

    (LO3) Identify commonly used parametric design tools and their advantages and disadvantages

    (LO4) Experience using parametric design tools to solve an Architectural Engineering challenge

    (LO5) Experience communicating the solution to hypothetical project stakeholders using appropriate techniques and media

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Creativity

    (S3) Critical Thinking

    (S4) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S5) Communication

  • 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

    (LO1) Obtain a good understanding of the multi-disciplinary approaches required for successful completion of construction engineering projects.

    (LO2) Describe the key components of construction operations and management.

    (LO3) Be knowledgeable of the impact of the supply chain and advanced technologies / BIM to modern business practices.

    (LO4) Analyse the organisation and planning of construction engineering projects.

    (LO5) Highlight the distinctive characteristics of the construction industry, and its contribution to UK plc.

    (LO6) Undertake the analysis and modelling of operation systems and performance evaluation within the sector.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

    (S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Evaluation

    (S4) Commercial awareness - Relevant understanding of organisations

    (S5) Time and project management - Project management

  • 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

    (LO1) By the end of the module, students will demonstrate:

    Knowledge and understanding of specialised aspect of modern architecture.

    (LO2) The ability to research and report on an area of modern architecture.

    (LO3) The ability to work in groups.

    (LO4) The ability to recognise taught material in a slide test.

    (S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written.

    (S2) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice.

    (S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis.

    (S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis.

  • 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 Outcomes

    (LO1) Develop 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.

    (LO2) Demonstrate technical knowledge in the three topic areas: Artificial Lighting, Acoustics, and Thermal Environment.

    (LO3) Be able to engage in technical discussions and show awareness of the various technical requirements on buildings.

    (S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification.

    (S2) Information skills - Evaluation.

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

    This module seeks to teach students how to design various geotechnical engineering structures.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understandthe background and philosophy of Eurocode 7, including the distinction betweenServiceability and Ultimate Limit States.

    (LO2) Understandthe mechanics of shallow and deep foundations, embedded retaining wall, andslopes and their design according to Eurocode 7

    (LO3) Understand two-dimensional seepagecalculations including the effects of anisotropy

    (LO4) Understand site investigation methods andinterpretation of site investigation reports

    (LO5) Know how to design suction caisson foundation

    (LO6) Understand finite element analysis forgeotechnical engineering problems

    (LO7) Experience solving geotechnical problemsusing Eurocode 7

    (LO8) Experience interpreting site investigationreports

    (LO9) Experience using geotechnical analysissoftware 

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S3) 4. Information Technology (Application of)

    (S4) 5. Communication

  • 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

    (LO1) 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.

    (S1) On successful completion of the project, students should be able to show experience and enhancement in the following key skills:Written communication (technical reporting)Oral presentationInterpersonal skills from interacting with supervisor and other research staffDefining and specifying a technical problemInformation gathering and scientific literature reviewProject planning and managementRisk analysisIndependent working, self-dicipline, self-motivation

  • 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

    (S1) On successful completion of the module, students will be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: Technical report writing.

    (S2) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following disciple-specific skills: carrying out a laboratory experiment on a damped vibrating system, using measurement equipment, collecting, recording and analysing data.

    (S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in applying knowledge of the above topics to: modelling simple dynamic systems determining natural frequencies and damping ratios solving single degree of freedom free- and forced-vibration problems determining the natural frequencies and mode shapes of simple MDOF systems

    (S4) On successful completion of the module,students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: natural frequencies and damping ratios; the free vibration of simple systems; harmonic excitation, resonance and the effect of viscous damping; transient excitation and structural response; the dynamical behaviour of simple multi-degree-of-freedom systems.

  • (y3) Structural Steelwork, Timber and Masonry (CIVE334)
    Level6
    Credit level15
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module develop student ability with regard tostructural engineering design with emphasis on: - Structural Engineering Design in Steelwork, Timber andMasonry - How the these materials are used in practise - The limitations of these materials - The UK codes of practise relating to design in thesematerials (Eurocode 3,5 and 6)

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Steelwork

    (LO2) Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Timber

    (LO3) Understand the principles of Structural Engineering Designrelating to Masonry

    (LO4) Understand the limitation of each material

    (LO5) Understand the practical application of each material

    (LO6) Understand how the UK codes of practise relates to eachmaterials

    (S1) 1. Problem Solving

    (S2) 3. Critical Thinking

    (S3) 5. Communication

  • Structures 3 (CIVE344)
    Level3
    Credit level7.5
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting100:0
    Aims

    This module aims to acquaint 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

    (LO1) understand how a structural member loses resistance and assess the maximum bending moment it can take

    (LO2) understand why a structure collapses and predict the possible ways it can do so

    (LO3) develop skills for effectively assessing the collapse load of a structure, including incremental load and limit state analysis methods

    (LO4) 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

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

Year Four Compulsory Modules

  • 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

    (LO1) Understanding the potentials and limitations of the available computational methods of simulation and identifying the appropriate method for the problem at hand

    (LO2) Understand Particle methods such as the Discrete Element Method (DEM)

    (LO3) Awareness of other advanced methods of simulation including Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)

    (LO4) Understand Plasticity theory and Plastic limit analysis 

    (LO5) Understand the role of constitutive modelling in the solution of geotechnical engineering problems

    (LO6) Experience Finite element analysis for geomechanics problems

    (S1) Problem Solving

    (S2) Information Technology (Application of)

    (S3) Communication

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

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO2) Understand digitally enable workflows that support the project lifecycle

    (LO3) Understand built environment project lifecycle and UK workstages according to PAS1192-2

    (LO4) Demonstrate proficiency in applying the creative design process to an engineering challenge in the built environment

    (LO5) Understand and correctly apply "rules of thumb" and validation to support engineering judgement and decision

    (LO6) Understand and correctly apply principles of "safe by design"; including health and safety and CDM

    (LO7) Experience using digital tools to support the engineering design and documentation process

    (LO8) Demonstrate proficiency and confidence in presenting engineering solutions to technical and non-technical stakeholders

    (LO9) Understand the implications of procurement, contracts and financial considerations in project creation and delivery

    (S1) On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of key skills in: Working as part of a team and providing leadership when necessary IT skills including the use of drawing, design and analysis packages Oral skills in presentations given to students and staff and in group meetings with staff Producing work under pressure and presenting ideas to clients

    (S2) On completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following discipline-specific practical skills in: Planning and costing on an integrated design project. Sharing workload and responsibilities within their teams Presentation of their engineering solutions in a professional manner Management of their time in the production of a feasible design solution

    (S3) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate ability in: Problem formulation as part of the design process Development of feasible design solutions that satisfy the design constraints and the efficiency requirements Selection of appropriate construction materials that are suitable for the structure under design Presenting their work in a professional, clear and concise manner Responding to questions on design with confidence Collecting and analysing information with earlier designs that are relevant to the structure being designed Application of computer-based analysis packages Production of professional reports and drawings on their design

    (S4) On successful completion of the module, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: How to take part in group exercises in order to share responsibilities to achieve a realistic design scheme for the required structure while taking account of relevant constraints and environmental issues The difficulties that may arise when working in a group and ways of avoiding these difficulties The need for approximate hand calculations at the initial design stages and as a means of checking output of computer-based analysis packages The conceptual and planning issues affecting a schematic design The need to evaluate buildability and safety at an early stage of the design procedure The business, commercial and financial issues involved in construction project The environmental issues involved in construction projects

    (S5) Communication

    (S6) Team Working

  • 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

    (LO1) 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

  • 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

    (LO1) Knowledge and Understandingthe 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.

    (LO2) Intellectural 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.

    (LO3) General Transferable Skills presentation of analysis

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Numeracy

    (S3) Communication skills

    (S4) IT skills

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

    This module aims to provide students with knowledge of modern structures and the necessary requirements of a careful design strategy to achieve efficiency and cost effectiveness, and avoid excessive material use. The module seeks to introduce students to the theory and practice in structural design and teach them how to deal with common design situations. The module further aims to emphasise the learning of structural design, safety considerations and environmental impact of structural decisions.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) At the end of the module, students willbe able to use composite action to develop large span structural solutions

    (LO2) With the classdiscussions, students will be able to optimise structural solutions to achieveefficiency and low cost

    (LO3) 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

    (LO4) 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

    (S1) Problem solving skills

    (S2) Communication skills

    (S3) International awareness

    (S4) Adaptability

  • Theory of Bim and Integrated Project Delivery (ARCH724)
    LevelM
    Credit level30
    SemesterFirst Semester
    Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
    Aims

    The module aims to familiarize students with the technology, methods and processes underlying the development and implementation of Building 21 Information Modelling as a tool for integrated design and project delivery.

    Learning Outcomes

    (LO1) Recognis eand critically appraise the role of BIM and Integrated Design and Project Delivery.

    (LO2) Explain the opportunities and challenges of BIM for all stakeholders.

    (LO3) Demonstrate a critical awareness of the use of existing BIM tools and methodology in current industry and the underlying technical, social, managerial and organisational implications.

    (LO4) Demonstrate an informed awareness of interoperability and data exchange standards.

    (LO5) Critically appraise the implementation of BIM in different cultural contexts and at different scales.

    (S1) Improving own learning/performance - Self-awareness/self-analysis.

    (S2) Improving own learning/performance - Personal action planning.

    (S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral.

    (S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written.

    (S5) Demonstrate a high level of interdependent research, design and problem solving skills.

    (S6) Demonstrate a high level competence in critical appraisal of collaborative design and construction processes and tools.

    (S7) Achieve a high level understanding of BIM standards, tools and techniques.

    (S8) Achieve competence in appraising theoretical and methodological concepts in Integrated Project Design and Delivery in Architecture and Construction industry.

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