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Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (Potable Water Supply) (SCEE11003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis project is intended to introduce the students to multidisciplinary planning and design. The project should develop creative thinking, team skills and an improved understanding of other disciplines and how they come into play in a multidisciplinary project.
Interdisciplinary teams from several Engineering backgrounds (e.g. Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering) will arrive at a detailed design of a Water Treatment Plant set in a particular context, i.e. geographical position, population and given raw water quality. The aim is to work as a team and provide a detailed design and economic cost of the water treatment plant including: raw water and potable water delivery (pipe design, pumping, bridge design, abstraction design, etc.), water treatment processes required and infrastructure design (e.g. tanks, buildings), and treated water storage.
Course description The course may be taken by students of Chemical, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering and Electronics. It takes the form of a multi-disciplinary design project. The project is scheduled to run on one supervised afternoon per week, and students will need to devote considerable self study time also. It is a group project. The project will be inter-disciplinary and requires team effort. Areas of principal responsibility exist in each of the engineering disciplines. The project brief will be issued at the start of the course. Project groups will have weekly meetings with their project advisers, one of whom is a Visiting Industrialist from the Water Treatment Sector with considerable experience.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  37
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 138 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The assessment will be based on submitted reports and on a project presentation. Tba
Feedback Formative feedback will be provided throughout the course through discussion with lecture staff during classes and surgery hours.
Formative feedback provided for submitted interim report.
Feedback on Learn provided for assessed reports and presentation.
Mid-semester Start/Stop/Continue
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. recommend and describe a viable engineering design solution for a given problem in the water treatment context, meeting the Client's requirements, whilst also meeting the aesthetic, environmental, economic and safety requirements that affect design;
  2. work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary design team and appreciate the role of the team in developing design concepts and in peer review;
  3. encourage questioning and creative thinking when adopting a particular process design, substantiated by reasoned arguments, supplemented by design data and the literature.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Andrea Correia Semiao
Tel: (0131 6)50 5792
Email: Andrea.Semiao@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Craig Hovell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7080
Email: c.hovell@ed.ac.uk
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