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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.

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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
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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.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserDr Encarni Medina-Lopez
Tel: (0131 6)50 5642
Course secretaryMiss Margaret Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5565
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