The aim of the module is to combine students’ engineering knowledge of analysis and design within a unified design project and to develop students’ competency in teamwork and awareness of the various activities involved in the planning, management, design and construction of the engineering project.
A. Take part in group exercises with the intention of sharing responsibilities and knowledge in achieving a realistic design scheme for the required structure taking into account relevant constraints.
B. Evaluate conceptual and planning issues affecting a schematic design.
C. Develop feasible design solutions by evaluating the buildability, economical, environmental, sustainability as well as health and safety issues involved in the construction project.
D. Select appropriate construction materials and perform detailed calculations that satisfy the design constraints and efficiency requirements of the selected scheme structure.
E. Use approximate hand calculations as a mean of validating output of computer-based analytical outputs.
F. Prepare group design project report including conceptual design, detailed calculations and drawings.
G. Produce oral presentation of final concept and engineering solution and present ideas to clients in a professional manner.
The module is taught through formal lectures and class tutorials.