Undergraduate Course: Group Design Project (Potable Water Supply) (SCEE11003)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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.
SM1m, SM2m, SM6m, EA6m, EA5m, EA4m, EA3m, EA1m, EA2, D3m, D6, D2, D4, D5, D7m, EL2, EL4, EL5m, EL6m, P4m, P6, P2m, P11m, P10m, G1, G2, G4, G3m
SM3m, SM4m, SM5m, D1, P1, EL1m, EL3m, EL7m
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The assessment will be based on submitted reports and on a project presentation. Tba
||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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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;
- work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary design team and appreciate the role of the team in developing design concepts and in peer review;
- encourage questioning and creative thinking when adopting a particular process design, substantiated by reasoned arguments, supplemented by design data and the literature.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Alistair Borthwick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5588
|Course secretary||Miss Margaret Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5565