SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M3K220211
Module Leader Jim Castle
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Civil Engineering and Environmental Management
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Any experience in the Built and Natural Environment

Summary of Content

Live project involving site visits to specific sitesproperties. Preparation of reports and other documentation relevant to the particular discipline and programme, as defined by the module tutors. Discipline specific activities designed to develop students' understanding of work procedures, and relate theoretical and technological aspects of their programme with the professional practice aspects of the discipline.


Work experience simulation by set project(s) (relating to various professional practices) within suitable environments to develop the student's social and interpersonal skills, comparative understanding of work procedures, the ability to question concepts and to relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the programme with the building processes and professional practice aspects of the construction and property industries. Contractual and interpersonal relationships within a project team and industry environments.

Learning Outcomes

1 - Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this module the student should be able to:1. Acquire applicatory skills and develop personal and social skills by team working and investigative research (C2, C3, C4, C5, C6)2. Understand and apply work disciplines and routines, team working, personal relationships and authority (C4, C5)3. Understand the requirements for professional experience for the relevant professional body for the discipline.4. Analyse construction drawings, contract documentation and industrial, professional and academic concepts and procedures (A1-A6)5. Apply analytical problem solving techniques to set assignments within a simulated working environment or "live" project (B1-B6)6. Analyse problems in relation to discipline base (C1, C2, C3)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures in order to prepare and advise students of the Project nature and brief supported by site visits and meetings with a variety of Professionals both on-site and in seminars and guest lectures. This will be complimented by tutorial sessions to discuss students progress through the semester. To integrate the students from the differing disciplines in team work in connection with the particular property and sites. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented, appropriate to students' needs, to enable all students to participate fully in the module

Indicative Reading

Directed reading on the project dependent on the nature of the project topic and location, and the discipline.

Transferrable Skills

Communicate graphically, in writing, verbally and by computer. Participate in group activities and teamwork within and across constructional disciplines in determining the solutions and collation of data (D1-D8, D11, D13, D14)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 24.00
Practicals (FT) 18.00
Independent Learning (FT) 98.00
Tutorials (FT) 30.00
Assessment (FT) 18.00
Lectures (FT) 12.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 100.00 40% Discipline specific portfolio submission - 4000 words Maximum