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Course Details in 2025/26 Session

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Module Title LM Synoptic Engineering
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 26927
Module Lead Dr Ian Jefferson
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description This module aims to embed students’ learning and their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a practicing civil engineer. It will mimic the annual Institution of Civil Engineering’s Communications Competition, where groups will propose a solution for an urban or rural development and then prepare the necessary materials for a public enquiry. Students will apply their engineering judgement and skills to propose a solution which they believe to be workable, and use communication skills (written, presentation and oral) to prepare a consultation strategy, deliver a presentation and answer questions typical of those raised at a public enquiry.

Some groups may go on to take part in that year’s Communications Competition.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Prepare a proposed development scheme within the brief supplied;
  • Prepare written, presentation and oral communications as required by the competition, suitable for a public audience, and answer questions typical of those raised by the public;
  • Prepare written and oral communications suitable for a technical audience across Civil Engineering;
  • Reflect upon and explain their individual contribution and decision-making process, justifying the student’s choice of both communication and (where relevant) engineering choices.;
Assessment 26927-03 : Module Mark : Mixed (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 100% Coursework
Other None
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