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Undergraduate Course: Structural Engineering Design Project 5 (CIVE11018)

Course Outline
School School of Engineering College College of Science and Engineering
Course type Standard Availability Not available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate) Credits 10
Home subject area Civil Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description Structural Engineering Design Project 5 gives students experience of a major design project within a realistic commercial environment. Students work as part of a team to produce a feasible bridge design, subject to time and cost constraints. The project draws together analysis, design, planning and evaluation skills learnt throughout the students& degree programme. Creative thinking, team working, detailed analysis and iterative design skills are developed during the project.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only available to MEng students in the discipline of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Additional information 40 hour(s) per week for 2 week(s). Design project to be carried out in Weeks 1-2 in Semester 2.
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the project the student should be able to:
- understand the different stages of a design project, the importance of identifying the correct design concept, and the iterative nature of design;
- select appropriate design analysis tools for the conceptual and detailed stages of design;
- evaluate different design solutions based on economic, health and safety, aesthetic, and construction considerations (subject to relevant regulatory requirements);
- plan and carry out work within a team to meet a Client&s deadlines; and
- submit clear and accurate work through engineering reports and drawings.
Assessment Information
100% coursework (design project)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus The Structural Engineering Design Project is based around the Bridge Design Competition organised by the Steel Construction Institute. The course structure closely follows the progression of a typical design project:
- Familiarisation with the Design Brief
- Conceptual Design and Economic Assessment
- Detailed Design and Analysis
- Assessment of Erection Methods
- Production of Construction Drawings

The students& work during the project is self led. Staff and guests from industry will be present to introduce the task, and to provide advice and assistance.
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Design Steel Bridge
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Timothy Stratford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5722
Email: tim.stratford@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Sharon Mulvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 7076
Email: Sharon.Mulvey@ed.ac.uk
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