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Undergraduate Course: Conceptual Design for Civil Engineers 3 (CIVE09028)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaCivil Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course explores how design solutions are developed that meet the often conflicting demands of a project, including buildability, operation, cost, maintenance, environmental impact and end-of-life, as well as satisfying fundamental engineering requirements. It draws upon and provides context to the detailed theoretical understanding of engineering behaviour from other courses, including (for example) the design of concrete and steel structures.

Several design briefs that reflect the practical nature of design work are worked on in groups. The projects develop student┐s awareness of the importance of the design concept and uncertainty during the design process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Behaviour and Design of Structures 2 (CIVE08012) AND Structural Mechanics 2A (SCEE08002) AND Structural Mechanics 2B (CIVE08010)
Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Detailed Design of Structures 3 (CIVE09029)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Structural Engineer's Pocketbook, Cobb cú20
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end the course students should be able to:
- determine a viable engineering design solution for a given problem;
- demonstrate the ability to design a structure to meet the Client's requirements, whilst also meeting the aesthetic, environmental, economic and safety requirements that affect design;
- understand the importance of examining all aspects of design to establish the correct concept prior to detailed design;
- work effectively within a design team and appreciate the role of the team in developing design concepts and in peer review;
- put forward reasoned arguments, supplemented by design data, for adopting a particular form of construction; and
- communicate designs and engineering arguments clearly and effectively using sketches, calculations and verbal descriptions.


Assessment Information
100% coursework
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus 10 x 3 hour design sessions
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Structural Engineer's Pocketbook, Cobb
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Timothy Stratford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5722
Email: tim.stratford@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Tina Mcavoy
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080
Email: Tina.McAvoy@ed.ac.uk
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