Engineering

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ECM2204 - Construction Site Management (2019)

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MODULE TITLEConstruction Site Management CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2204 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

This module introduces you to new skills, such as surveying and provides you with the opportunity to gain career counselling from professional engineers. The module gives you the chance to see how these skills fuse together through design exercises and fieldwork.

In addition, you will get the chance to forge personal industry links, by professionally networking with and acquiring career advice from industry visitors, and attending lectures run by the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers. 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 you with surveying skills, improve your design and conceptual design methods, develop knowledge about construction site design and improve your understanding of construction health and safety issues.

Pre-requisites ECM1203 Professional Skills and Development A and ECM2201 Professional Skills and Development B

AIMS - intentions of the module

The intentions of this module are to raise your awareness of the design process in Civil Engineering and introduce procedures for systematic design. Furthermore, it is designed to help you comprehend the principles and practice of engineering surveying and its relevance to the construction process. In addition, it teaches you the statutory obligations for safety incumbent on all those working in Civil Engineering in order to reduce risks on construction sites. Finally, it links your academic studies with construction industry processes and the civil engineering profession.

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 plan, conduct and assess routine civil engineering survey work;
2 understand design principles including basic optimisation methods, and apply this knowledge to simple civil engineering systems;
3 recognise the requirements and priorities of civil engineering professionals and their professional institutions.

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

4 comprehend precision measurement and error control in practical work;
5 apply theoretical understanding and models to engineering design in a systematic way.

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

6 demonstrate advanced research and report writing skills;
7 show enhanced teamwork skill;
8 reveal improved precision in observation and data handling

 

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

- surveying: use of common survey instruments such as theodolite, level, tapes, E.D.M; 

- data handling and processing;

- error resolution;

- design of surveys;

- design: design of simple structures;

- design rationale and planning;

- systematic design and optimisation;

- selected institution lectures, lectures and workshops by visiting professors and other external speakers, career counselling by professional civil engineers.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 48.00 Guided Independent Study 102.00 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 30 Fieldwork
Guided independent study 112 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 – Surveying course provided by employer 50 30 hours 1,4,5 Feedback from fieldwork and marked assessment.
Construction Site Design 40 3000 to 4000 words All Written comments on group report and BART sheet
Coursework – log book 10 A4 size logbook documenting work done on the module 2,3,6 Individual comments on the logbook entries 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 of 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 ECM2201, ECM1203
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 14 March 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Construction Management, Surveying