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

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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 students awareness of the importance of the design concept and uncertainty during the design process.
Course description 10 x 3 hour design sessions
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) AND Tools for Engineering Design 2 (CIVE08020)
Co-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students also take Detailed Design of Structures 3 (CIVE09029)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 57 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.


Reading List
Structural Engineer's Pocketbook, Cobb
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Timothy Stratford
Tel: (0131 6)50 5722
Email: tim.stratford@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
Email: Lynn.Hughieson@ed.ac.uk
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