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BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering Management explores how different parts of the construction process fit together, and how you can manage that process to deliver the best results for society and the environment.

There is a growing need for managers who have expertise across construction, engineering and management. Currently there is a shortage of such managers and so this course will give you excellent career prospects. You will study a number of business and management modules to give you the skills you need to manage a range of construction projects. These include Commercial Management, Law and Procurement, and Management of People.

A particular strength of the course is the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement with a construction/engineering company. The course’s relevance and rigour is reflected by its accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Northumbria University is ranked top 20 in Building, Town & Country Planning in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Northumbria University Newcastle holds Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Accredited Centre Status.

This programme is accredited by the CIOB, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework.

Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering Management explores how different parts of the construction process fit together, and how you can manage that process to deliver the best results for society and the environment.

There is a growing need for managers who have expertise across construction, engineering and management. Currently there is a shortage of such managers and so this course will give you excellent career prospects. You will study a number of business and management modules to give you the skills you need to manage a range of construction projects. These include Commercial Management, Law and Procurement, and Management of People.

A particular strength of the course is the opportunity to undertake a year-long work placement with a construction/engineering company. The course’s relevance and rigour is reflected by its accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Building.

Northumbria University is ranked top 20 in Building, Town & Country Planning in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2020).

Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the sector nationally for the sustained employment of Engineering and Technology graduates five years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

Northumbria University Newcastle holds Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Accredited Centre Status.

This programme is accredited by the CIOB, having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework.

Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

Course Information

UCAS Code
K251

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020 or September 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

Department / Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University encompasses all of our work in Mechanical, Civil, Automotive, Construction and Architectural Engineering.

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and problem-based workshops. We make numerous visits to construction sites so you can see how a building project ‘fits together’ and see first-hand how the construction process unfolds. You’ll speak with industry professionals and learn about their skills and experiences.

The teaching will help you understand fundamental principles of construction and gain experience in solving problems. At first these problems will be clearly defined and then, as your studies progress, you’ll become expert in carrying out advanced analyses of complex and ambiguous issues. You’ll identify innovative solutions that will take account of the realities of construction and what’s best for the wider society.

Assessment methods include written reports, portfolios, presentations, exams and debates on current construction issues. The various methods will help you develop your skills in communication, cooperation and group work.

You’ll be taught by tutors who have many years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry, from design to completion of the finished building. Their experience, combined with their on-going active research, will provide an excellent foundation for your learning.

The quality of their research has put Northumbria University among the UK’s top 25% of universities for the percentage of research outputs in engineering that are ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014.)

Our reputation for quality is reflected by the range and depth of our collaborations with industry partners. We’ve built up numerous industrial links during the 50+ years that we’ve been offering engineering courses. These links help ensure high quality placements and collaborative projects.

Northumbria has the advantage of being located in the North East of England, which is a centre of manufacturing and technical innovation. As well as Nissan, the region’s #1 company, there is a strong concentration of automotive, engineering, chemicals, construction and manufacturing companies.

Northumbria has excellent facilities to support your learning, including the latest computer software that’s being used in the construction and engineering industries. In particular you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to use Autodesk Revit, a Building Information Modelling (BIM) tool, and be supported in this process with professional training materials from ‘White Frog’.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

The learning environment at Northumbria University is enriched by constant interchange with the construction and engineering industries. The frequent field study visits will give you multiple opportunities to speak with construction professionals and take advantage of their experience.

Northumbria’s strong research ethos is an essential aspect of how you will develop as a critical, reflective and independent thinker. Our problem-solving approach requires you to acquire a wide range of research skills during the course. In the final year you’ll undertake a major project that will bring together all the skills that you have developed up to that point.

Throughout the course your learning will be directly impacted by the teaching team’s active research into their specialist subjects. One of Northumbria’s signature research themes is ‘Future Engineering’, which is about innovation in the engineering and construction industries so that they are fit for purpose in the 21st century. We also have particular interests in novel construction materials, Building Information Management, smart materials and sustainable technologies.

Northumbria University Newcastle holds Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Accredited Centre Status.

This programme is accredited by the CIOB (subject to conditions), having been judged to meet the CIOB Education Framework. 

Prospective members holding these qualifications have full academic exemption and once they have gained three to five years’ relevant work experience may enter CIOB membership as an applicant to progress towards Chartered Membership without the requirement for an Individual Assessment.

The placement year, before your final year, will enrich your experience and offer an extended opportunity to engage with industry. We encourage all students to consider undertaking a placement, though it’s not compulsory and you can choose to complete the course in three years.

By the end of this course you’ll be in an excellent position to apply for graduate training schemes and graduate roles in construction management. Our Careers and Employment Service offers resources and support that will help you find roles matching your interests and skills.

You could also undertake further study at postgraduate level with a course such as our Construction Project Management MSc. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have strong employability as a result of having acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate. These include critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to apply your knowledge to solve problems in ways that are sustainable and ethical.

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
There are no additional requirements for this course

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications <

Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Occasionally field trips are arranged. Not participating will not adversely affect your course performance but if you do want to participate, you may need to contribute up to £200.

Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for UK and EU undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1*: TBC

** Fees for 2021/22 have not yet been announced – as an indication fees for 2020/21 are £9,250.

International Fee in Year 1: TBC

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Occasionally field trips are arranged. Not participating will not adversely affect your course performance but if you do want to participate, you may need to contribute up to £200.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB4022 -

Design and Materials (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about some of the issues which will underpin your learning and practice as a civil/construction engineer. You will learn about the mechanics of materials, material qualities, material properties at a micro level and at a macro level.Through practical and other class work you will consider and explore a range of the most commonly used materials in the industry. Materials studied will include rocks and soils, steel, concrete and timber. In addition, you will examine alternative material use to achieve enhanced sustainability, including the use of recycled materials, and you will develop skills in designing concrete structural members through your understanding of material properties and capacities.

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KB4023 -

Land Surveying (Core,20 Credits)

Surveying refers to the determination, representation, and analysis of the positions of key features in both the natural and built environment. It is a fundamental skill, based on accuracy and precision, that underpins all engineering and construction projects. You will learn this through our introduction to the principles of surveying. In lectures, we will explain the theory and concepts of surveying, and help you to develop practical and mathematical surveying skills. We will help you to understand how engineering surveying can contribute to the successful design and completion of engineering projects through discussion in class. Your surveying skills will be developed through practical work. You will start by using automatic levels, learning about booking procedures, error check, and calculations. You will then progress by using total stations, collecting angular surveys for key engineering applications and checking, assessing, and correcting your work to optimise the survey quality. Finally, we will introduce you to a range of cutting edge, high precision surveying instrumentation such as terrestrial laser scanners, and differential GPS. We will take you from data collection, through processing and analysis to interpretation of results.

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KB4024 -

Introduction to Mechanics & Structures (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the basic fundamentals of mechanics and structures, which are essential for your developing a career in civil/construction engineering.

You will learn about a range of relevant topics including the consideration of forces and solving problems related to forces within systems. You will learn about principles of stress and strain and consider related factors when solving problems of this nature. You will learn about some of the techniques used to consider the impact of loads on various beans and sections. There will also be an opportunity to learn about associated theories linking to energy methods of structural analysis.

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KB4026 -

Construction Technology 1 (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about the fundamental principles of the construction of new buildings and the repair and upgrading of existing buildings all set within the context of a typical house and from the perspective of a construction project manager. As you explore the construction of new buildings, you will discover how each stage contributes to providing a comfortable and safe building, considerate of the environment and cost-effective. Using the knowledge you acquire from the construction of new buildings, you will learn why and how buildings develop defects, and the techniques used to repair these defects and upgrade the building.

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KB4029 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn and develop the key intellectual and professional skills and personal attributes required for effective study and future graduate employment. Teaching, learning, and assessment activities are tailored towards your degree programme, linking to substantive core modules; thus, providing an appropriate subject context for your studies. The module aims to consolidate the process of induction onto your degree programme; thus, supporting your transition from further to higher education. As part of this shift in academic culture, you will be encouraged to take increasing responsibility for your learning and through the development of reflective practice, develop ways of monitoring your academic performance and progress

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KL4000 -

Mathematics for Construction Engineering (Core,20 Credits)

Outline Syllabus
Arithmetic, trigonometry, functions and basic calculus, applications to land survey techniques

• Units and dimensional analysis.
• Indices, numbers, fractions and percentages.
• Areas and volumes
• Linear and quadratic equations.
• Systems of equations and the elimination method.
• Pythagoras' theorem, basic trigonometric functions and their graphs.
• Functions, rate of change and basic derivative.
• Basic integration and approximation of areas using Simpson's rule.

Probability and statistics

• Continuous and discrete variables
• Mean and standard deviation.
• Identifying linear relationships and computing linear regression. Interpreting regression and correlation data.
• Simple probability.
• Data representation, grouped data, frequency tables and bar histograms.

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KB5020 -

Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (Core,20 Credits)

This module provides an introduction to the Earth’s materials, their formation, development, and behaviour and explores how they impact on considerations for site investigation and assessment. You will learn about geological processes and structures and the formation, classification and erosion of rock and soils and the interpretation of geological maps. You will learn about the planning and implementation of site investigations, the interpretation of borehole data and various field testing techniques as used on construction sites. You will learn about the structure, content and use of relevant codes and standards. You will learn about soil improvement on construction sites, suitable fill materials for different construction activities and about the different types of temporary and permanent geotechnical structures commonly encountered and the concept of bearing capacity and simple sizing calculations and construction techniques for common types of foundations.

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KB5022 -

Construction Project Management & Digital Engineering 1 [BIM] (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about typical management practice and activity necessary at the early stages of construction engineering projects. There is a strong emphasis on the key pre-construction aspects of such projects in this module. Themes can include: the planning for and management of construction engineering project level organisations and resources; the use of construction engineering production information, the management of design during the construction process, and the role that digital engineering solutions, popularly known as Building Information Modelling (BIM) have in this process; construction engineering project planning processes; production of construction engineering solutions for specific project challenges.

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KB5026 -

Construction Technology 2 (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about the construction technologies used to construct new, single-storey wide span and multi-storey framed commercial and industrial buildings from the perspective of a construction project manager. As you explore the construction techniques you will discover how each stage contributes to providing a safe and comfortable building, considerate of the environment and cost-effective. You will learn about the materials and techniques used to construct each stage of these buildings. Also, using the knowledge you acquire from the construction of new buildings, you will learn why and how multi-storey buildings develop defects and the techniques used to repair these defects.

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KB5027 -

Health and Safety in Construction (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the key requirements and practices relating to health and safety management within the context of the construction industry. This is a vital topic for the construction engineering profession and is essential for future graduate employment. You will study construction management practice relevant to the following two pieces of UK legislation: construction health and safety law and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

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KB5028 -

Commercial Management (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about how the construction industry functions as a business and how finances are managed. In particular you will learn about different types of client and their decisions about how to go to the market and the process choices used by the industry to deliver projects financially and commercially. The topics of study will include:

• The development process and its participants;
• Development appraisal;
• Pre-tender estimating and cost control;
• Whole life costing and life-cycle assessment;
• Value management;
• Risk management;
• Commercial management and success of firms and projects;
• Ethics in commercial management and construction procurement;
• Performance measurement (sector and firm level);
• Measurement and quantification of construction work;
• Procurement, selection and contractual strategies;
• BIM, collaborative working and commercial management;
• Stakeholder management;
• Contractor and sub-contractor selection: methods, process and procedures;
• Bidding and winning strategies;
• Estimating practice in construction;
• Purchasing and sourcing; and
• Post-contract cost control.

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KB5029 -

Building Engineering (Core,20 Credits)

You will develop your understanding of the properties and structural behaviour of key building materials - concrete, steel and timber. You will be introduced to how the choice of building material can influence the sustainability of a building. You will learn about the structural forces, stresses and strains that occur in structural members (e.g. column and beams) and be introduced to design methods to ensure such structural members are stable. By the end of the module you will be able to carry out the design of basic structural elements to the appropriate National and European Standards.

The content of the module includes:
Material Properties

Structural behaviour and material properties of concrete, steel and timber e.g. strength, elasticity, durability, density and porosity.
Sustainability of concrete, timber and steel.

Material Testing

Workability of fresh concrete
Rapid analysis of fresh concrete
Compressive strength of concrete cubes
Flexural strength of beams
Toughness
Electromagnetic cover meter
Surface hardness testing by rebound hammer
Sampling and grading of soils and aggregates
Tensile testing of mild steel

Structural Design

Actions
Equilibrium
Local stability
Tensile and compressive forces
Direct stress and strain (Young’s modulus of elasticity)
Limit state design principles
Introduction to structural analysis - calculation of shear forces and bending moments
Beam and column design for concrete, timber and steel to the Eurocodes.

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KB5030 -

Preparing for Placement (Core,0 Credits)

You will learn to apply for a 12 month placement in a construction engineering company. You will do this through developing and improving your skills in the following areas:

1. Communication
2. CVs
3. Interviews
4. H&S within the workplace
5. Professional conduct
6. Teams
7. Constructing a Learning Plan
8. Evidencing your learning
9. Reflection in the workplace
10. Networking

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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AT5004 -

Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

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KA5029 -

International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one semester as part of your programme.

This is a 60 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a semester of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad semester will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as an additional 60 credits for Engineering and Environment Study Abroad Semester.

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KA5030 -

International Academic Exchange 2 (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one full year as part of your programme.

This is a 120 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”.

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KF5000 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one year work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, as well as accreditation bodies such as BCS, IET, IMechE, RICS, CIOB and CIBSE within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised both in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 40 weeks.

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KF5001 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one semester work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the placement is recognised both in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 20 weeks.

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KB6020 -

Construction Engineering Research Project (Core,40 Credits)

TYou will learn through initial knowledge transfer directed from lectures. Still, quickly, you will be expected to work within your group to complete a forensic examination of the project brief, while evaluating its wider implications. This will simulate the peer support afforded in professional practice as students learn to assimilate the complexities of an open brief. You will advance to addressing the design requirements of the brief as individuals. Group tutors will be assigned to support both the group and then the individual student members of a given group, depending on the assessment stages. An initial short lecture series will support initial knowledge transfer so that you are prepared for the research project work. These lectures will also outline aspects such as health and safety, ethical issues, information sources and their appraisal. You will produce a project proposal and will develop and execute a project plan to implement that proposal (with key stages and milestones) designed to meet the project learning outcomes with guidance from an academic staff member. Project proposals may be based on industrial experience (either of a member of staff or the student) or linked to topics covered elsewhere on the programme that you wish to develop your knowledge further. The project involves you engaging in a substantial amount of individual independent work, under the guidance of the academic member of staff who will act as a “critical friend” through discussion of your work to allow you to reflect and improve.

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KB6021 -

Construction Project Management and Digital Engineering (BIM) 2 (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about typical management practice and activity necessary during the delivery stages of construction engineering projects. There is a strong emphasis on the impact that effective project management can have during the actual construction of a project. Topics that will be covered include construction engineering project management theory, project control methods, appreciation of the impact that delays and disruption have upon project success and awareness of available project recovery strategies.

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KB6028 -

Construction Technology 3 (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will develop a critical appreciation of the technologies used to construct sustainable and contemporary buildings. You will consider the criteria that dictate the appropriateness of building form and constructability within the constraints imposed by the context of user requirements, how the building functions, and the legislative requirements under which the building is constructed.

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KB6029 -

Management of People (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn through understanding the key requirements and practices related to the management of people within the context of the construction industry.

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KB6030 -

Construction Engineering Law and Procurement (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn how to apply the principles of the laws of contract and tort to the pre-contract, contract and post-contract stages of construction/engineering projects. You will to develop skills in applying the principles of contract law to the pre-contract, contract and post-contract stages of construction and engineering projects.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

KB4022 -

Design and Materials (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about some of the issues which will underpin your learning and practice as a civil/construction engineer. You will learn about the mechanics of materials, material qualities, material properties at a micro level and at a macro level.Through practical and other class work you will consider and explore a range of the most commonly used materials in the industry. Materials studied will include rocks and soils, steel, concrete and timber. In addition, you will examine alternative material use to achieve enhanced sustainability, including the use of recycled materials, and you will develop skills in designing concrete structural members through your understanding of material properties and capacities.

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KB4023 -

Land Surveying (Core,20 Credits)

Surveying refers to the determination, representation, and analysis of the positions of key features in both the natural and built environment. It is a fundamental skill, based on accuracy and precision, that underpins all engineering and construction projects. You will learn this through our introduction to the principles of surveying. In lectures, we will explain the theory and concepts of surveying, and help you to develop practical and mathematical surveying skills. We will help you to understand how engineering surveying can contribute to the successful design and completion of engineering projects through discussion in class. Your surveying skills will be developed through practical work. You will start by using automatic levels, learning about booking procedures, error check, and calculations. You will then progress by using total stations, collecting angular surveys for key engineering applications and checking, assessing, and correcting your work to optimise the survey quality. Finally, we will introduce you to a range of cutting edge, high precision surveying instrumentation such as terrestrial laser scanners, and differential GPS. We will take you from data collection, through processing and analysis to interpretation of results.

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KB4024 -

Introduction to Mechanics & Structures (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the basic fundamentals of mechanics and structures, which are essential for your developing a career in civil/construction engineering.

You will learn about a range of relevant topics including the consideration of forces and solving problems related to forces within systems. You will learn about principles of stress and strain and consider related factors when solving problems of this nature. You will learn about some of the techniques used to consider the impact of loads on various beans and sections. There will also be an opportunity to learn about associated theories linking to energy methods of structural analysis.

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KB4026 -

Construction Technology 1 (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about the fundamental principles of the construction of new buildings and the repair and upgrading of existing buildings all set within the context of a typical house and from the perspective of a construction project manager. As you explore the construction of new buildings, you will discover how each stage contributes to providing a comfortable and safe building, considerate of the environment and cost-effective. Using the knowledge you acquire from the construction of new buildings, you will learn why and how buildings develop defects, and the techniques used to repair these defects and upgrade the building.

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KB4029 -

Academic and Professional Skills (Core,20 Credits)

In this module, you will learn and develop the key intellectual and professional skills and personal attributes required for effective study and future graduate employment. Teaching, learning, and assessment activities are tailored towards your degree programme, linking to substantive core modules; thus, providing an appropriate subject context for your studies. The module aims to consolidate the process of induction onto your degree programme; thus, supporting your transition from further to higher education. As part of this shift in academic culture, you will be encouraged to take increasing responsibility for your learning and through the development of reflective practice, develop ways of monitoring your academic performance and progress

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KL4000 -

Mathematics for Construction Engineering (Core,20 Credits)

Outline Syllabus
Arithmetic, trigonometry, functions and basic calculus, applications to land survey techniques

• Units and dimensional analysis.
• Indices, numbers, fractions and percentages.
• Areas and volumes
• Linear and quadratic equations.
• Systems of equations and the elimination method.
• Pythagoras' theorem, basic trigonometric functions and their graphs.
• Functions, rate of change and basic derivative.
• Basic integration and approximation of areas using Simpson's rule.

Probability and statistics

• Continuous and discrete variables
• Mean and standard deviation.
• Identifying linear relationships and computing linear regression. Interpreting regression and correlation data.
• Simple probability.
• Data representation, grouped data, frequency tables and bar histograms.

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KB5020 -

Engineering Geology & Geotechnics (Core,20 Credits)

This module provides an introduction to the Earth’s materials, their formation, development, and behaviour and explores how they impact on considerations for site investigation and assessment. You will learn about geological processes and structures and the formation, classification and erosion of rock and soils and the interpretation of geological maps. You will learn about the planning and implementation of site investigations, the interpretation of borehole data and various field testing techniques as used on construction sites. You will learn about the structure, content and use of relevant codes and standards. You will learn about soil improvement on construction sites, suitable fill materials for different construction activities and about the different types of temporary and permanent geotechnical structures commonly encountered and the concept of bearing capacity and simple sizing calculations and construction techniques for common types of foundations.

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KB5022 -

Construction Project Management & Digital Engineering 1 [BIM] (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about typical management practice and activity necessary at the early stages of construction engineering projects. There is a strong emphasis on the key pre-construction aspects of such projects in this module. Themes can include: the planning for and management of construction engineering project level organisations and resources; the use of construction engineering production information, the management of design during the construction process, and the role that digital engineering solutions, popularly known as Building Information Modelling (BIM) have in this process; construction engineering project planning processes; production of construction engineering solutions for specific project challenges.

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KB5026 -

Construction Technology 2 (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will learn about the construction technologies used to construct new, single-storey wide span and multi-storey framed commercial and industrial buildings from the perspective of a construction project manager. As you explore the construction techniques you will discover how each stage contributes to providing a safe and comfortable building, considerate of the environment and cost-effective. You will learn about the materials and techniques used to construct each stage of these buildings. Also, using the knowledge you acquire from the construction of new buildings, you will learn why and how multi-storey buildings develop defects and the techniques used to repair these defects.

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KB5027 -

Health and Safety in Construction (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about the key requirements and practices relating to health and safety management within the context of the construction industry. This is a vital topic for the construction engineering profession and is essential for future graduate employment. You will study construction management practice relevant to the following two pieces of UK legislation: construction health and safety law and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.

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KB5028 -

Commercial Management (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about how the construction industry functions as a business and how finances are managed. In particular you will learn about different types of client and their decisions about how to go to the market and the process choices used by the industry to deliver projects financially and commercially. The topics of study will include:

• The development process and its participants;
• Development appraisal;
• Pre-tender estimating and cost control;
• Whole life costing and life-cycle assessment;
• Value management;
• Risk management;
• Commercial management and success of firms and projects;
• Ethics in commercial management and construction procurement;
• Performance measurement (sector and firm level);
• Measurement and quantification of construction work;
• Procurement, selection and contractual strategies;
• BIM, collaborative working and commercial management;
• Stakeholder management;
• Contractor and sub-contractor selection: methods, process and procedures;
• Bidding and winning strategies;
• Estimating practice in construction;
• Purchasing and sourcing; and
• Post-contract cost control.

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KB5029 -

Building Engineering (Core,20 Credits)

You will develop your understanding of the properties and structural behaviour of key building materials - concrete, steel and timber. You will be introduced to how the choice of building material can influence the sustainability of a building. You will learn about the structural forces, stresses and strains that occur in structural members (e.g. column and beams) and be introduced to design methods to ensure such structural members are stable. By the end of the module you will be able to carry out the design of basic structural elements to the appropriate National and European Standards.

The content of the module includes:
Material Properties

Structural behaviour and material properties of concrete, steel and timber e.g. strength, elasticity, durability, density and porosity.
Sustainability of concrete, timber and steel.

Material Testing

Workability of fresh concrete
Rapid analysis of fresh concrete
Compressive strength of concrete cubes
Flexural strength of beams
Toughness
Electromagnetic cover meter
Surface hardness testing by rebound hammer
Sampling and grading of soils and aggregates
Tensile testing of mild steel

Structural Design

Actions
Equilibrium
Local stability
Tensile and compressive forces
Direct stress and strain (Young’s modulus of elasticity)
Limit state design principles
Introduction to structural analysis - calculation of shear forces and bending moments
Beam and column design for concrete, timber and steel to the Eurocodes.

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KB5030 -

Preparing for Placement (Core,0 Credits)

You will learn to apply for a 12 month placement in a construction engineering company. You will do this through developing and improving your skills in the following areas:

1. Communication
2. CVs
3. Interviews
4. H&S within the workplace
5. Professional conduct
6. Teams
7. Constructing a Learning Plan
8. Evidencing your learning
9. Reflection in the workplace
10. Networking

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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AT5004 -

Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

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KA5029 -

International Academic Exchange 1 (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one semester as part of your programme.

This is a 60 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a semester of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad semester will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as an additional 60 credits for Engineering and Environment Study Abroad Semester.

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KA5030 -

International Academic Exchange 2 (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment and provides you with the option to study abroad for one full year as part of your programme.

This is a 120 credit module which is available between Levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at an approved partner University where you will have access to modules from your discipline, but taught in a different learning culture. This gives you the opportunity to broaden your overall experience of learning. The structure of study will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad module and on your degree certificate in the format – “Degree title (with Study Abroad Year)”.

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KF5000 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Year (Optional,120 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one year work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, as well as accreditation bodies such as BCS, IET, IMechE, RICS, CIOB and CIBSE within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised both in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 40 weeks.

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KF5001 -

Engineering and Environment Work Placement Semester (Optional,60 Credits)

This module is designed for all standard full-time undergraduate programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment to provide you with the option to take a one semester work placement as part of your programme.

You will be able to use the placement experience to develop and enhance appropriate areas of your knowledge and understanding, your intellectual and professional skills, and your personal value attributes, relevant to your programme of study, within the appropriate working environments. Due to its overall positive impact on employability, degree classification and graduate starting salaries, the University strongly encourages you to pursue a work placement as part of your degree programme.

This module is a Pass/Fail module so does not contribute to the classification of your degree. When taken and passed, however, the placement is recognised both in your transcript as a 60 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate.

Your placement period will normally be full-time and must total a minimum of 20 weeks.

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KB5031 -

Academic Language Skills for Mechanical and Construction Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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KB6020 -

Construction Engineering Research Project (Core,40 Credits)

TYou will learn through initial knowledge transfer directed from lectures. Still, quickly, you will be expected to work within your group to complete a forensic examination of the project brief, while evaluating its wider implications. This will simulate the peer support afforded in professional practice as students learn to assimilate the complexities of an open brief. You will advance to addressing the design requirements of the brief as individuals. Group tutors will be assigned to support both the group and then the individual student members of a given group, depending on the assessment stages. An initial short lecture series will support initial knowledge transfer so that you are prepared for the research project work. These lectures will also outline aspects such as health and safety, ethical issues, information sources and their appraisal. You will produce a project proposal and will develop and execute a project plan to implement that proposal (with key stages and milestones) designed to meet the project learning outcomes with guidance from an academic staff member. Project proposals may be based on industrial experience (either of a member of staff or the student) or linked to topics covered elsewhere on the programme that you wish to develop your knowledge further. The project involves you engaging in a substantial amount of individual independent work, under the guidance of the academic member of staff who will act as a “critical friend” through discussion of your work to allow you to reflect and improve.

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KB6021 -

Construction Project Management and Digital Engineering (BIM) 2 (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn about typical management practice and activity necessary during the delivery stages of construction engineering projects. There is a strong emphasis on the impact that effective project management can have during the actual construction of a project. Topics that will be covered include construction engineering project management theory, project control methods, appreciation of the impact that delays and disruption have upon project success and awareness of available project recovery strategies.

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KB6028 -

Construction Technology 3 (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will develop a critical appreciation of the technologies used to construct sustainable and contemporary buildings. You will consider the criteria that dictate the appropriateness of building form and constructability within the constraints imposed by the context of user requirements, how the building functions, and the legislative requirements under which the building is constructed.

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KB6029 -

Management of People (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn through understanding the key requirements and practices related to the management of people within the context of the construction industry.

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KB6030 -

Construction Engineering Law and Procurement (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn how to apply the principles of the laws of contract and tort to the pre-contract, contract and post-contract stages of construction/engineering projects. You will to develop skills in applying the principles of contract law to the pre-contract, contract and post-contract stages of construction and engineering projects.

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