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Module Code: CEN001
Module Title: Design and Practice
Module Level: Level 0
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module is designed for Year 1 undergraduate students in Built Environment with particular interest in civil engineering and architectural engineering. It covers practical work, design activities, drawing skills, communication skills, sustainable development principles, project management, health and safety and risk management, and other transferable skills. The overall aim of the module is for students to achieve following learning outcomes.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the role of civil engineers, architects and urban planners and designers in the built environment.

B. Understand characteristics and civil engineering features of some iconic and historically important projects in different sub-disciplines of civil engineering.

C. Learn basic concepts in engineering drawings and apply them to draw 2D views of a 3D object.

D. Build model structures using given limited resources, rules and other information and to investigate the performance of models considering the behaviour in different condition.

E. Develop skills on group work, communication, poster design, poster presentation and maintenance of an individual logbook.

Method of teaching and learning 
The content of this module will be delivered by lectures and practical classes. Fundamental concepts in civil engineering, basic technical skills in engineering drawing and introduction to case studies in civil engineering will be delivered through lectures. Communications and model building skills will be delivered through practical sessions. Delivery of some sessions will be assisted by Language Centre tutors in order to support students with language/study skills. Students will also be provided with online language/study skills support to help them engage with module content.
Introduction: Introduction to the Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering objectives and disciplines, Role of civil engineers and contribution to sustainability.

Engineering drawings: Introduction to engineering drawings, Drawings of simple 2D objects, Drawings of different views of a 3D object, Drawings of basic civil engineering structures.

Civil Engineering case studies: Historical information of case studies, Civil engineering features and approaches, Comparative analysis, Approach towards sustainability.

Communication skills: Group work and presentation skills.


1. In class drawings of a simple 3D objects.

2. Model structure building and testing.

3. Group communications and presentations.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 13       13    49  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Class Test 30.00
2 Group Poster Presentation 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 12/7/2019 7:12:17 PM