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Unit information: Design Project in 2019/20

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Unit name Design Project
Unit code CENGM0062
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. De Luca
Open unit status Not open

Normally the successful completion of appropriate Level 3 Engineering units



School/department Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Engineering


This unit aims to: enable students to develop conceptual and detailed solutions for a realistic civil engineering project, utilising and extending their knowledge, understanding and skills acquired throughout the degree programme; encourage group working on inter-disciplinary problems; allow students to practise management, teamwork and organisational skills.

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the project successful students will;

1. have developed a detailed design brief from an initial outline brief,

2. have researched background information,

3. have created and evaluated a range of design solutions, taking into account technical, economic and environmental contexts,

4. have selected a preferred solution,

5. have developed in detail appropriate parts of the preferred design,

6. have planned and managed the project using project management, QA and CDM procedures,

7. have prepared a competent technical report and associated design output.

Teaching details

Project work.

Assessment Details

Group Poster (presentation) 10%

Group Final report (Main project) 60%

Abstract annex (0%)

Peer assessment (0%)

Individual Technical Annex (electronic) 30%

Reading and References

Specific to each project.