Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 08/10/2019
College College Eng and Physical Sci
School School of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title M.Eng. Civil Engineering (International Study) with Industrial Year Full-time
Programme Code 933A
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 5 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of this programme is to produce Civil Engineers who are equipped to work effectively in a professional capacity, for example in industrial design, or research and development. Graduates should be able to contribute specialist skills to such activities. They should also have developed the technical, intellectual and transferable skills needed to underpin their education and continuing professional development.
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.
Typical 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 a matching section to have the education to qualify as a chartered engineer.
The high level of numeracy of graduates, and their skills in problem solving, team working, and communication and information technology equip them for successful careers outside as well as within the construction industry.
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:
1. a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles underpinning Civil Engineering

2. a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computational methods and their use for modelling, analysis and design in Engineering

3. an extensive knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts, principles, theories and current practice of Civil Engineering, and their limitations, including a critical awareness of current issues and future prospects at the forefront of the discipline

4. a wide knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the design process and design methodologies

5. a good understanding of important concepts from other Engineering disciplines and subjects outside engineering

6. a knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and uses of commonly occurring engineering materials and functional products

7. an extensive knowledge and understanding of management and business practices and their limitations

8. a knowledge of ethical and social issues related to engineering, and of professional responsibilities

Lectures [1-8]
Tutorials, problem classes and group work [1-8]
Web-based and conventional guided learning [1-8]
Laboratories [1,6]
Computer-based workshops [2,4]
Group design work [4,7,8]
Independent work [4,7,8]
Enquiry Based Learning [1-8]
Industrial placement [1-8]
Unseen and open book examinations [1-8]
Problem solving exercises [1-8]

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:
9. integrate knowledge of mathematics, science, information technology, design, the business context and engineering practice to solve a substantial range of civil engineering problems, some of a complex nature

10. model and analyse complex civil engineering problems using appropriate scientific principles, mathematical methods and computer based engineering tools, recognising the limitations of such analysis

11. innovate in solving novel and challenging problems and be aware of the limitations of the solutions

12. obtain and process (possibly conflicting) information from a wide range of sources

13. generate an innovative and conceptual design for a project to a client’s brief

14. use fundamental knowledge to investigate new and emerging concepts, techniques and technologies

15. apply engineering techniques to design and problem solving taking account a wide range of risk and constraints

16. take personal responsibility for acting in a professional and ethical manner

17. selecting and using appropriate ICT, recognising the capabilities and limitations of computer based methods for engineering problem solving

18. selecting and using laboratory instrumentation appropriately and effectively

19. conducting laboratory experiments, adapting experimental procedures to novel situations if necessary, analysing experimental data in detail, and drawing comprehensive conclusions

20. planning and executing practical or simulation tests of design solutions, and presenting a report containing critical analysis of the results and recommendations for action

21. prototyping not applicable to Civil Engineering

22. working safely and promoting safe practice

23. communicating effectively and persuasively to technical and non-technical people

24. optimising the use of resources and time

25. undertaking most of the technical roles within a team, which may be multidisciplinary, and exercising leadership

26. learning independently, acquiring new skills, including at the forefront of knowledge

27. monitoring and adjusting a personal programme of work on an on-going basis

28. sorting, manipulating and presenting data in a way that facilitates analysis and decision making

29. adjust to a new culture, living abroad, and possibly working in a language other than English
Lectures [9-16, 28]
Tutorials, problem classes and group work [9-10, 28]
Web-based and conventional guided learning [9-16]
Computer-based workshops [9]
Group design work [9-16]
Independent design work [9-16]
Enquiry Based Learning [9-16]
Computer-based workshops [17, 20, 23, 28]
Laboratories [17-19, 22, 28]
Group design work [23-28]
Independent design work [23-28]
Industrial placement [9-17, 22-28]
Year Abroad [29]
Unseen and open book examinations [9-16]
Problem solving exercises [9-12,15]
Oral presentations [9, 11, 16, 23]
Computer-based exercises [9-13, 16, 19]
Group design reports [9-16, 23-28]
Independent design reports [9-16, 23-28]
Laboratory reports [16-18, 20, 24, 26-28]
Placement reports [9-17, 22-28]
Successful completion of Year Abroad [29]