Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 26/09/2014
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School School of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Partner College and School Elec, Elec & Sys Engineering
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Eng. Civil and Railway Engineering Full-time
Programme Code 383A
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of these programmes is to produce Civil Engineers who are equipped to work effectively in a professional and managerial capacity, for example in design, construction or research and development, with specific application to the railway sector. BEng Civil and Railway Engineering graduates will be able to contribute specialist skills to such activities. They will also have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development. The programme consists of 80 credits per year of Civil Engineering (which includes some material relevant to energy issues), and up to 40 credits per year of specific railway engineering material taught by staff from a number of Schools. BEng Civil and Railway Engineering graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of Civil Engineering and other important specialisms. Some of their knowledge and understanding will be at the forefront of the discipline. Graduates will also have a broad, analytical and integrated understanding of railway engineering, including railway infrastructure, traction, train control and communicatons, and operations. Typical BEng Civil and Railway Engineering graduates will be able to make sound judgements in the absence of complete information, with an awareness of the context in which they work. They will be self-motivating, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to take responsibility for their continuing personal and professional development. They will only need to complete further learning to have the education to qualify as a chartered engineer.

MEng Civil and Railway Engineering graduates will have a systematic knowledge and understanding of the most critical aspects of Civil Engineering, including developments and problems at the forefront of the discipline. They will be able to evaluate current research critically, and be original in the application of their knowledge, proposing new hypotheses as appropriate. Graduates will also have an integrated and critically aware understanding of civil and railway engineering . They will have studied the civil and railway engineering and the changing external context in which they operate, and be able to apply knowledge and understanding of civil and railway to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve engineering and management practice.

Typical MEng Civil and Railway Engineering graduates will be able to deal with complex issues, making sound judgements in the absence of complete information, and will be able to communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. They will be self-motivating and able to act autonomously, and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary to exercise initiative and personal responsibility, to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and to have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

The high level of numeracy and the railway-focused knowledge of MEng Civil and Railway Engineering graduates, and their skills in problem solving, team working, and communication and information technology, equip them to begin successful careers within the railway sector and civil engineering in general, and in other sectors of the economy, whilst contributing to society at large.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
A broad knowledge and understanding of the important principles underpinning Civil Engineering and Railway Engineering.

A knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computation methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Engineering situations.

A knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Civil and Railway Engineering, and their limitations.

Knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies.

An understanding of important concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering.

A knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering materials.

Demonstrate relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate, and how they are managed.

An awareness of ethical and social issues related to engineering, and of professional responsibilities.

Lectures; Tutorials, problem classes and group work; Web-based and conventional guided learning; Laboratories; Computer-based workshops; Group design work; Independent work; site visits
Unseen and open book examinations; Problem solving exercises; Oral presentations; Computer-based exercises; Written reports
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
Select and apply scientific principles, routine mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools in solving familiar civil and railway engineering problems.

Model and analyse routine engineering systems, processes and products.

Search for information for solving a problem, and present it for discussion.

Consider given information and extract that which is pertinent to a routine problem.

Develop a conceptual design to meet a client's brief and be able to modify an existing design.

Apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving taking account of typical technical risks, with some grasp of environmental risk.

Take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner.

Using computer based engineering tools to gather data, solve standard problems and display the result.

Using laboratory instrumentation appropriately.

Conduct prescribed laboratory experiments, and draw limited conclusions.

Working safely and promoting safe practice.

Making acceptable presentations of technical information in a variety of ways using a range of media, including reports.

Managing time and resources effectively.

Working as part of a team.

Learning under guidance.

Developing a personal plan of work to meet a deadline and identify the main external constraints.

Sorting, manipulating and presenting data through a range of standard forms.

Lectures; Tutorials and group work; Problem classes; Web-based and conventional guided learning; Computer-based workshops; Group design work; Independent design work; Laboratories; Guided study; Research project, site visits
Unseen and open book examinations; Problem solving exercises; Oral presentations; Computer-based exercises; Group design reports; Independent design reports; Individual research project; Laboratory reports