Engineering

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ECMM126 - Case Studies and Special Topics (2015)

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MODULE TITLECase Studies and Special Topics CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM126 MODULE CONVENERProf Fayyaz Ali Memon (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 11 weeks 11 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 12
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module gives you the chance to hear talks from expert speakers, including representatives from the water industry and lead researchers. They will deliver talks on current and emerging issues, solutions and research trends for better management of water and environmental systems.


You will get a choice of topic from either a list of case studies, including both real water supply and waste-water system problems, or from a list of special topics on which the Centre for Water Systems is currently working.


A typical case study may involve investigating design solutions to solve sewer flooding in an urban catchment, or to overcome water supply capacity problems in a distribution network. Case studies will in general draw on real projects which the Centre has recently worked. Special topics could, for example, involve development and testing of methodologies for calibration of wastewater network models, or aspects of modelling drinking water quality.


You will collaborate with researchers at the Centre on these topics, which will be at the cutting edge of applied research.

 

Prerequisite module: ECMM132, ECMM133 or equivalent

AIMS - intentions of the module

This module aims to develop your ability to pursue independent study in an area relevant to the programme, and to acquire specialist knowledge of that area through undertaking a programme of study on a special topic or on an industrially relevant case study.

 

This module covers Specific Learning Outcomes in Engineering, which apply to accredited programmes at Bachelors/MEng/Masters level. These contribute to the  educational requirements for CEng registration (as defined under the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence – UK-SPEC).
 
 
This module correlates to references MU1, MU2, MU4, ME1 - ME3, MD1, MS1, MS2, MP1, MP3, GM1, GM2 and GM4 These references are indices of the specific learning outcomes expected of Bachelors/MEng/Masters candidates set out in UK-SPEC, codified with reference to systems used by professional accrediting institutions. A full list of the standards can be found on the Engineering Council's website, at http://www.engc.org.uk
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

 

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 demonstrate having acquired state of the art knowledge of technologies and methodologies for one or more aspects of urban water system management;
2 understand in depth one or more aspects of urban water management systems;
3 exhibit skills to formulate models and apply modelling and analysis techniques to one or more aspects of urban water system management.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
4 identify, formulate, analyse and describe an industry problem;
5 having identified the issue, use your problem solving skills to come up with and synthesise solutions;
6 effectively present the results of your findings.
Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge:
7 prove enhanced report writing and presentation skills;
9 show improved key IT skills in applying computer-based models to solve engineering problems.

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

The syllabus plan will depend on the topic you choose.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 44.00 Guided Independent Study 106.00 Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 44 Guided resource-based learning, small group project weekly meetings
Guided independent study 106 Private study
     

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Not applicable    
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 90 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 10
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Technical report 60 (15-20 pages, 8000 words) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Written
Presentation 10 15 minutes 6, 7 Oral
Log book (based on water and environment electronic links) 30 (containing reflective commentary of the expert tasks) (about 20 presentations in total) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 Written
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
All above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

You will be required to resubmit indivdual components that have been failed.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set ASCE Design and Construction of Urban StormWater Management Systems, ASCE Manual No 77, WEF Manual FD-2 American Society of Civil Engineers 1992 [Library]
Set Twort AC Water Supply 5th Butterworth-Heinemann 2000 978-0340720189 [Library]
Set Butler D and Davies J W Urban Drainage 2nd SPON Press 2004 [Library]
Set Walski T.M, Chase D.V, Savic D.A, Grayman W, Beckwith S and Koelle E. Advanced Water Distribution Modeling and Management Haestad Press 2009 000-097-141-412-2 [Library]
Set Butler, D. and Memon, F. A. Water Demand Management International Water Association (IWA) publishing. 2006 [Library]
Set Mark, O. And Hosner, M. Urban drainage modeling : a collection of experiences form the past decade 2nd [Hørsholm] : DHI Water & Environment, 2004. 2004 9789749039298 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECMM132, ECMM133
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Friday 09 January 2015 LAST REVISION DATE Friday 09 January 2015
KEY WORDS SEARCH Water and environmental systems; management.