10 credits at level HE6
This module integrates the skills and knowledge developed within the course. It is designed to place students in an a simulated work situation, and provide them with an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the other parties to the construction process.
The interdisciplinary project will be essentially a student centred activity. Advice and informal sessions with the module tutors and all tutors within the Build Environment, will be an essential feature of the module.
Guest speakers from ‘industry’ will provide a further enriching source of information.
A typical project will be structured around the following framework:
Establishment of a project team, ideally four to five members
Identification of specific problems or areas for investigation
Structured analysis of the problems
Further analysis of the problems, with tasks assigned to individual team members
Investigation of solutions
Co-ordination of solutions
Communication of ideas and outcomes
The interdisciplinary project is essentially student centred, with support form specific module tutors, but since it integrates the skills and knowledge developed across other modules, all staff from within the Built Environment are able to offer advice. Regular and frequent meetings are held between the teams and module tutors.
Assessment criteria reflect:
• the maturity and depth of investigation
• appropriate analysis
• appropriate assignment of tasks to team members
• effectiveness of team working
• appropriate recommendation of solutions
• structure and clarity of communication
The contribution of individuals to team effort will be assessed by a mixture of peer and tutor appraisal.
• execution is assessed by module tutors
• presentation is assessed by a panel (chaired by a module tutor), which typically consists of other module tutors from the Department, invited guests from industry and recent graduates from the Department, along with the pathway leader[s]
• the report is assessed by the module tutor in consultation with the second module tutor or another appointed second marker.
self/peer assessment is used to assist the marking tutors to derive individual marks.
Indicative Learning Hours: Lectures 8 hours )
Tutorials 19 hours )
Presentations 8 hours ) Total Class Contact 35 hours
Group Work/Self Study 50 hours
Coursework Preparation 15 hours
Total 100 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have the subject knowledge and understanding required to solve problems.||
Produce viable solutions to the problems raised by the brief.
Present, collectively and individually, the results obtained.
|2.||Be able to analyse and resolve problems relating to a major construction project through its whole life-cycle||Undertake a complex case study given an open brief. Show evidence of research and collection of information relevant to part or all of the brief.|
|3.||Be able to deal with limited and contradictory information||Assess the limitations of your proposed solutions|
|4.||Know how to work as an independent team instilled with a competitive edge||Evaluate the success of team and group working.|
|5.||Be able to analyse “real life” construction scenarios||
Generate and evaluate a range of options.
Show initiative in consulting a range of information sources.
|6.||Be an effective member of a team.
||Establish roles, responsibilities and identified tasks.|
|7.||Appreciate the working environment of other professional specialisms||Liaise with other team members.|
|8.||Be able to communicate effectively via presentation and written report||
Produce a coherent presentation and report from the findings of all group members
Produce a presentation and report document of a professional standard.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Industrial and Professional journals
Academic journals and reports, etc.
applicable to the project
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