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Module Title LI Integrated Design Project 2
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Civil Engineering
Module Code 04 30338
Module Lead TBC
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-24 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-30 hours
Guided independent study-146 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module provides students with the opportunity to take on, as part of a team, real life conceptual design challenges. The project design aspects of the work will aim at enhancing students’ awareness regarding challenges imposed by key issues such as globalisation, climate change, sustainability and inequality, and the way these impact their role as Engineers, working in teams.

Teams will be drawn from Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and EESE cohorts, working together in cross-disciplinary teams to provide design solutions to real world project scenarios. The project team will divide into discipline specific tasks required to meet the global design challenge, with discipline specific activities feeding into the final integrated design.
For UoB Dubai campus, it is anticipated that Dubai teams will be able to contact Birmingham teams virtually.

This module will be supported by a series of taught sessions run over semesters 1 and 2 to provide support at key stages of project work. These will target key requirements to deliver successful integrated projects designs. These sessions will include:

(1) The systems engineering approach and design philosophy
(2) Project Planning, management and effective team working
(3) Health and Safety aspects and impact on design
(4) Sustainability aspects of design, including stakeholder engagement; ethics; human factors
(5) Why projects fail – nature of risk in working/business operations; risk management
(6) Key presentation skills – including drawing/sketching, report writing; presentation and Q&A.
These will be supplemented by discipline specific taught sessions covering key material in support of discipline activities.

(1) Civil Engineering: Structural design and analysis including indeterminate structures; moment distribution; substitute frames; construction and workmanship aspects, introduction to forensic engineering in Civil Engineering

(2) EESE: Software development for design and automation

(3) Mechanical Engineering: mechanical power transmission systems

Teams will ultimately produce final design concepts that demonstrate full integration of discipline led tasks.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrating key skills to ensure successful completion of integrated design projects
  • Describe the keys of issues involved in working towards a team goal and how difficulties can be resolved
  • Explain the concepts of hazard and risk, and carry out a pre-tender risk assessment, suggesting appropriate risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of risk control successful completion of an integrated design project.
  • Appraise the role of the engineer in the design process taking account the broader issue of sustainability, ethics, environmental concerns, human and business constraints.
  • Demonstrate awareness of their individual responsibility as global citizens and as professional engineers
  • Design, evaluate and solve complex projects involving different engineering disciplines
  • Undertake reflection, critical analysis and evaluation throughout their engineering practice
  • Present and defend effectively design concepts when exposed to detailed critical questioning
There are discipline specific learning outcomes that supplement the main set, which are embedded into the element of group assessments that form the final submission:
(1) For Civil Engineering students: Analyze indeterminate structures including continuous beams and frames using the moment distribution method.
(2) For EESE students: undertake software development for design and automation.
(3) For Mechanical Engineering students: Explain, evaluate and appraise product Design Specifications, Engineering drawings to BS8888, basic machine theory
Assessment 30338-01 : IDP2 Assignment 1 : Coursework (50%)
30338-02 : IDP2 Assignment 2 : Coursework (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
100% continuous assessment comprising of:
10%: Individual online presentation
40%: Multidisciplinary Poster and Model
40%: Discipline-Specific Report
10%: Individual effort / engagement
Individual assignment for failure of work.
Other Duplicate of Birmingham-based module 29652
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