Engineering

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ECM2200 - Structural Materials (2019)

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MODULE TITLEStructural Materials CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2200 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 2 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 25
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The module brings civil engineering materials, such as steel, concrete and others, into focus, and you will undertake projects that build on your conceptual design techniques, by devising a railway footbridge and a sustainable urban drainage system.

This module encourages you to apply all the knowledge you have learned during your programme so far, and gives you the confidence to merge these skills with new practice. Finally, the module will equip with skills to enhance conceptual design skills, enhance your knowledge of man-made and natural civil engineering materials and improve your understanding of construction health and safety issues.

Pre-requisite ECM1204 Materials

AIMS - intentions of the module

The intentions of this module are to raise your awareness of the design process using common structural materials. It aims to give you knowledge of the manufacture and properties of man made civil engineering materials, particularly for their use and suitability in construction. In addition, it teaches you the statutory obligations for safety incumbent on all those working in Civil Engineering.

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 appreciate the properties of materials and their selection for the common range of civil engineering applications
2 recognise the requirements and priorities of civil engineering professionals and their professional institutions

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

3 apply theoretical understanding and models to engineering design in a systematic way

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

4 demonstrate advanced research and report writing skills
5 show enhanced teamwork skill
6 reveal improved precision in observation and data handling

 

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

- materials: compositions and engineering properties of concrete, steel and other construction materials;

- suitability of materials for purpose;

- design: design of simple structures;

- systematic design and optimisation;

- lectures and workshops.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 34.00 Guided Independent Study 116.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 8 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 10 Tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 16 Laboratories
Guided independent study 116 Guided independent 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
       
       
       
       
       
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Coursework – two design exercises 60 20 hours 2,6,8 Written comments on the coursework; Oral feedback from tutors in classroom
Coursework – materials investigation and report 40 3000 to 4000 words All Written comments on group report and BART sheet
         
         
         

 

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-assessment
All Above Coursework (100%) All Set over the Summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

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

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.
 

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

Basic reading:

 

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

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Chudley, R, Greeno, R Building Construction Handbook 8th Elsevier Science and Technology 2010 9781856178051 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1204
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Monday 06 March 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Materials, structures, construction