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Module Code: CEN101
Module Title: Design for Engineers
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to

1. Introduce students to the design process and the principles of CDIO (conceive, design, implement and operate) standards.

2. Provide students with manual and computer-aided visualisation and drawing and sketching skills.

3. Provide students with hands-on experience and group working experience.

4. Introduce students to the principles of total design, safety and sustainability.

Learning outcomes 
A. Understand member strength and design load of the structure by testing and model analysis;

B. Design and build structure models for assigned load and factor of safety;

C. Interpret orthographic drawings and learn manual drawing and sketches of the built environment;

D. Learn and use computer-aided design software (AutoCAD) for engineering drawing;

E. Demonstrate project, team, and time management skill;

F. Experience and enhance communication and IT skills.

Method of teaching and learning 
Briefing lectures followed by practical, hands-on active learning

Group Project #1, 2 weeks:

Icebreaker-group activity.

Manual Drawings, 2 weeks:

Manual drawing methods and skills.

AutoCAD, 3 weeks:

Introduction in creating shapes and fast drawing (modification commands).

Introduction to advanced features of AutoCAD.

Practice on professional civil engineering drawing with AutoCAD.

Class Test teaching and assessment, 1 week:

Group Project #2, 4 weeks:

Group activity, testing, report writing,

Oral Presentation, 1 week.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    26  52    46  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Group Project #1 5.00
2 Manual Drawing 15.00
3 Autocad 40.00
4 Class Test 10.00
5 Group Project #2 20.00
6 Oral Presentation 10.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 12:18:09 AM