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Undergraduate Course: Civil Engineering Construction 3 (CIVE09032)

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
SummaryConstruction can be defined as the delivery of the built environment and this course will provide an understanding of the key elements of how civil engineering projects are delivered once the designs are complete. It provides an understanding of construction processes, of how contractors operate and how the work that they do is provided in a safe and effective manner with due regard for the environment.
Course description Week 1 Course Introduction and Construction Resources
Week 2 Cranage and Roadworks
Week 3 Earthworks & Earthmoving
Week 4 Concreting
Week 5 Temporary Works (with Galliford Try)
Week 6-9 Safety Risk in Construction (with Yorkshire Water and Health and Safety Executive)
Week 10-11 Civil Engineering Construction in Practice (with Morrison Construction and Galliford Try)
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Personal Protective Equipment, all Civil Students will have these from Year 2. New/Visiting students will be required to purchase these approx. 30.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone though Civil Engineering or Construction & Building students will find the course familiar.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, External Visit Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 34 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written Exam %: 70
Coursework %: 30
Feedback Mid-semester - Start, Stop, Continue
Detailed written feedback on Coursework
Exam post-mortem
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the key processes involved in delivering the construction phase of a civil engineering project
  2. Identify and distinguish between the various methods available for civil engineering construction, how and where they are employed and what their limitations might be.
  3. Appreciate the breadth of temporary works measures needed for civil engineering construction and be able to propose simple temporary works for common construction applications
  4. Understand the theory of risk management in an engineering context and apply that theory in a construction context.
  5. Have awareness of the various aspects of undertaking civil engineering construction in practice such as commercial and organisational issues
Reading List
Harris & McCaffer - Modern Construction Management, Blackwell, 6th Edition, 2006

Sherratt, F - Introduction to Construction Management, Routledge, 2015
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsConstruction,Safety,Risk,Temporary Works,Construction Management
Course organiserDr Simon Smith
Tel: (0131 6)50 7159
Course secretaryMrs Lynn Hughieson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5687
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