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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

CV Curriculum-based component of EngD Research Programme in Innovative and Collaborative Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXVI and Reg. XXI (Regs for Higher Degrees by Research and Regs for Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award Doctor of Engineering (EngD); Exit routes: MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert
Programme title Engineering Doctorate
Programme code CVRE11/CVRE12
Length of programme 4 years, full time
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/prospectus/pg/courses/dept/cv/research/index.htm

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

1.1 EngD Programme Aims 

The primary aim of the EngD is to develop engineers who are capable of demonstrating innovation in the application of knowledge to the engineering sector.   The aims of the programme are to: 

  • Provide a programme that both promotes and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge, experience, and skills for Research Engineers, companies and academics.
  • Stimulate and deliver research and innovation with a strong business industry-based focus, whilst contributing to the body of knowledge in a particular industrial sector or multidisciplinary theme.
  • Produce high calibre doctoral graduates with a strong level of technical, managerial and business competence who can drive industry innovation and UK business competitiveness. 

1.2 Core (60 Credits) Taught Programme Aims

  • Provide Research Engineers with the necessary experience and knowledge to undertake rigorous, leading edge industry-based research.
  • Facilitate knowledge acquisition of a range of research methodologies to deliver business sector specific research and innovation.
  • Equip students with the necessary training and skills to undertake a study of a real life problem within an industrial context.
  • Enable candidates to acquire a wide range of transferable management and professional development skills within engineering and construction. 

1.3 Additional (120 Credit) Taught Programme Aims

  • Provide Research Engineers with experience of the process and methodology of research by defining and studying a complex problem in a specialised area relating to their degree.
  • Acquire the capabilities and professionalism to deliver novel research in one of the five research areas: sustainable design and construction; construction technologies and business processes; information and communication technologies; or, transport and infrastructure.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The EngD is assessed via the EPSRC who fund the programme.  This is done annually by way of an Annual Report and every 4-5 years by way of an Audit.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

The Research Engineer (RE) should be capable of applying the knowledge and expertise acquired in a business environment in a disciplined, innovative and penetrating way.  This is seen as an important element in the achievement of competitiveness of British engineering businesses.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

The programme aims to develop and test the participants in a range of competencies as listed below:

  • Development of innovative thinking, while tackling real industrial problems.
  • Continual broadening, by gaining and applying new knowledge from a modular taught programme.
  • Expert knowledge of an engineering/applied science area;
  • The ability to apply his/her skills and knowledge to new and unusual situations.
  • The ability to seek optimal, viable solutions to multi-faceted engineering problems and to search out relevant information sources.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • Project and programme management skills
  • Financial engineering, project planning and control.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • Expert knowledge of an engineering area
  • Appreciation of industrial research and development culture
  • Programme and project management skills against realistic timescales
  • Teamwork and leadership skills
  • Communication – oral and written, technical and non-technical
  • Technical organisational skills
  • The ability to apply skills and knowledge to new and unusual situations
  • The ability to seek optimal, viable solutions to multi-faceted engineering problems and to search out relevant information sources.

4. Programme structure

All Research Engineers who are registered on the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme at CICE are required to register for and satisfy the requirements for the curriculum-based component of the programme.  The purpose of the taught modules is to develop knowledge and understanding of a number of business and technical subjects.

The curriculum-based component of the programme requires a minimum modular weight of 60 and a maximum of 180 credits to be taken. Students taking 60 credits should obtain permission from the Programme. Credit must be achieved in all modules to enable progression on the programme. The curriculum-based component of the EngD programme must be completed within the first two years of the EngD programme.

All candidates shall register at the beginning of their programme and subsequently at the beginning of each academic year for the modules which they are taking in that year, subject to their satisfactory progress in research and the extension of their registration for the Degree of EngD in accordance with paragraph 4.4 of the Regulations for Higher Degrees by Research.  Candidates are not eligible to register for modules whilst they remain in debt to the University.

The Degree of Master of Science, the PGDip and the PGCert shall be awarded as an exit route only.  Research Engineers should select their modules to meet the requirements of the individual awards.

 The programme is spilt into a taught and research element.  The taught element is undertaken in the first two years.  Thus through teaching in lectures, tutorials, workshops.  Coursework and examinations are used for assessment.

The research is undertaken over the whole 4 years but mainly in the last two years of the programme.  The Research Engineers must submit an EngD Thesis which consists of published papers at the end of their study.  They are examined via a Viva.

The taught component is assessed and forms an integral part of the degree.  Participants will be expected to attend the University to take these modules which are mainly based on the School of Civil and Building Engineering’s Masters Degree Programmes.  REs have the option to take a limited set of modules from other Schools in the University.

 

4.1 Students registered from October 2010 onwards

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Code Module Title Modular Weight Semester
CVP321 Research & Communication 15 1
CVP038 EngD Short Project 15 2
CVP034 Management & Professional Development 1  15 1&2

 

Optional modules

One 15 credit module selected in each semester from any suitable postgraduate module offered in the School or University.

 

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Code Module Title Modular Weight Semester
CVP015 Research Dissertation 90 1&2
CVP035 Management & Professional Development 2  15 1&2

 

4.2 Students registered prior to October 2010

Those students registered prior to October 2010 will complete their studies based on the 2009-10 programme regulations. This will include compulsory taught modules CVP034 Management & Professional Development 1, CVP035 Management & Professional Development 2, and the MSc Research Dissertation (CVP015) weighted at 60 credits. Other modules are drawn from the MSc programmes at Loughborough University.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI and Regulation XXVI. 

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MRes Built Environment: Energy Demand Studies

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MRes, PG Cert
Programme title Built Environment: Energy Demand Studies
Programme code CVPT10
Length of programme Minimum of 1 year (full-time) and a maximum of 3 years (full-time).
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/civeng/

builtenvironmentenergydemandstudies/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • Provide a solid grounding in knowledge, understanding and research methods of the interdisciplinary field of energy demand reduction in the built environment.
  • Establish understanding of the UK energy landscape and how energy and climate change challenges are interlinked through technical, environmental and behavioural factors.
  • Provide the skills necessary to support research practice, critical assessment, and the use of evidence on technical, environmental, social and economic factors influencing energy demand in buildings and building stocks.
  • To develop students’ transferable skills enabling them to successfully manage, communicate, and lead complex research projects.
  • Provide real experience of research through the generation, development and implementation of a significant research-based dissertation.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The following are pertinent:

  • QAA Benchmark statements for engineering.
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
  • Loughborough University Learning and Teaching Strategy
  • EPSRC Energy Programme objectives of expanding research capacity in energy-related areas and to address perceived weakness in postdoctoral training in energy demand (EPSRC, Energy Landscape documentation, January 2009)
  • University definition of MRes, Learning and Teaching Committee, PDQ Team, Nov. 2005.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, all students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Energy demand and its historical, technical, social, economic and policy context.
  • Energy demand in the UK and elsewhere.
  • Energy use in domestic and non-domestic buildings the human and technical factors that influence these.
  • Climate change and energy supply and demand in buildings.
  • Future energy pathways – decoupling economic growth and energy demand.
  • Energy supply system, gas/oil, electricity, renewables and nuclear. 
  • Modelling energy supply and demand – building energy use, embedded energy and integrated low and zero-carbon technologies.
  • Low energy building design domestic and non-domestic.
  • Quantitative and qualitative measurement and survey methods.
  • Monitoring technologies, calibration and sampling - temperature, energy use and environmental quality.
  • Data analysis and representation.
  • The social environment and lifestyles and individuals attitudes and behaviours.
  • Cultural effects on energy demand behaviours.
  • The economics of energy supply and demand.
  • Energy policy, targets, regulation, the policy cycle, carbon pricing, etc.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should have the ability to:

  • Place individual pieces of research work in a broad technical, social, economic, policy and research context.
  • Think analytically and critically and develop an ability to define and address complex problems.
  • Critically analyse, interpret and contextualise literature.
  • Analyse and interpret evidence and data.
  • Apply a critical approach to multidisciplinary and general scientific thinking.
  • Appreciate the role science and engineering in developing, implementing and evaluating energy policy for the built environment.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

Students acquiring subject-specific skills in a number of areas but in the context of this MRes, students will be challenged to go beyond the analysis of a set problem and be required to apply the computer methods and laboratory and field monitoring skills to more open ended problems. As researchers they will be expected to have an ability to clarify the research question, to plan their ‘experimental’ approach and to implement that plan effectively to solve more open ended problems.

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Develop an approach to research in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Build new knowledge and skills of observation and critical assessment
  • Design and carry out collaborative multidisciplinary research work
  • Use data-bases, textual resources and a range of modelling and analysis techniques
  • Communicate effectively through academic writing and oral presentations.
  • Be reflective on own, and others’, research and work practice
  • Plan and execute research projects effectively and efficiently
c. Key transferable skills:

Students will acquire a wide range of transferable skills. The provision of training in these is a key purpose of this MRes programme. They include:

  • Appraisal and select research methods.
  • Critical literature reviews.
  • Understanding research methodologies and their application to specific research problems.
  • Interact with others in a professionally, socially, and culturally appropriate way.
  • Understanding of groups dynamics and roles in teams, including meeting facilitation.
  • Understanding organisational structures, functions, and roles.
  • Planning and managing time, tracking and evaluating progress, and prioritise actions.
  • Reflecting on research work and its outcomes.
  • Planning personal professional development.
  • Awareness of research ethics, issues of confidentiality and data protection, intellectual property and copyright.
  • Appreciation of the processes at work within the scientific, academic and stakeholder community.

4. Programme structure

All students will study 6 modules of 15 credits and undertake a research project leading to a dissertation. There will be a compulsory intensive block week module at  the start of Semester 1 and thereafter a further three modules will be taken in Semester 1 and a further two compulsory modules in Semester 2.  All modules are compulsory. 

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester 1

CVP314

Energy Demand in Context

15

CVP315

Energy Systems and Models

15

CVP316

Energy Theory, Measurement and Interpretation

15

CVP351

Research Development and Dissemination 

15

Semester 2

CVP317

Energy Demand: Society Economics and Policy

15

CVP350

Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

15

Semesters 1 & 2

CVP318

Energy Demand Studies Research Dissertation

90

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Construction Project Management/ MSc Construction Business Management/ MSc Construction Management

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Final award MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert
Programme title Construction Management/ Construction Project Management/ Construction Business Management
Programme code CVPT31/40, CVPT30/29, CVPT20/21
Length of programme Minimum of 1 year (full time) and a maximum of 5 years (part time)
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

Construction Management: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/civeng/

constructionmanagement/

Construction Project Management: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/civeng/

constructionprojectmanagement/

Construction Business Management: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/civeng/

constructionbusinessmanagement/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The three construction programmes aim at ensuring that as a student you will: 

  • Acquire a high quality educational experience that develops and sustains students' knowledge, skills and aspirations in the further advancement of your career within the construction industry;
  • Engage with other students within a multi-national environment in which to discuss and debate current essential issues that relate to design, construction and project management;
  • Gain an appreciation and understanding of each aspect of managing the life cycle of and the successful realisation of a construction project; and
  • Achieve an excellent combination of technical and managerial knowledge in key subjects desired by most employers in the construction sector. 

 In addition, the specific aims of the construction management programme are to ensure that as a current or future construction professional: 

MSc Construction Project Management

  • You achieve the capabilities and required professionalism expected of project managers by developing a more holistic appreciation of construction project processes; and
  • Acquire an innovative and forward-looking view of managing construction projects through the Loughborough way. 

 MSc Construction Business Management

  • You broaden your knowledge and skills to include more business management competences; and
  • You acquire a range of techniques and strategies to manage successful construction business. 

MSc Construction Management

  • You graduate with a range of essential management skills suitable for running construction projects and business organisations.
  • You develop competence in creative problem solving.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The MSc programmes are intended for students who have prior knowledge of the construction industry at honours degree level (or equivalent international degree qualification) or from a recognised UK professional body.  Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

External References

  • The programmes outcomes have been formulated with reference to the QAA benchmark statements in Construction, Property and Surveying (2008) and Master’s degrees in Business and Management (2007);
  • The MSc Construction Management, Construction Project Management and Construction Business Management programmes are accredited by the RICS/University Partnership Scheme for which it must meet quality thresholds as identified in the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence in Project Management (2006) and Quantity Surveying and Construction |2008).  For continued accreditation the RICS also requires statements relating to TQA, RAE and graduate employment. 
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2008)

Internal References

  • The University’s Learning and Teaching Strategy;
  • The School’s Postgraduate Learning and Teaching policies; and
  • The research interests and specialist expertise of the contributing teaching staff and their professional involvement in the discipline.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Contemporary issues facing the construction industry and the drivers for change;
  • The linkages and interdisciplinary relationships between different construction professionals;
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting of results;
  • A critical evaluation of methodologies to solve construction problems;
  • A comprehensive understanding of management principles and theory; and
  • Management responsibility for running construction projects and organisations. 

Knowledge and understanding associated with particular degree paths (depending on module selection): 

MSc Construction Project Management

  • The principles of the design process, techniques used to manage construction projects and programmes as well as controlling design costs;
  • Sustainability issues as they relate to the built environment; and
  • Contemporary construction innovation and risk management. 

MSc Construction Business Management

  • The processes involved in the development of business strategy, and the appraisal of the strategic positions of construction companies;
  • Management principles and theory and how they can be applied to managing people within the context of the construction project environment; and
  • Various forms of procurement and contractual obligations associated with these. 

MSc Construction Management

  • The principles of, and techniques for managing functional activities in construction organisations and the delivery of projects;
  • Solutions for site set-up and building production.
  • Principles of managing project oriented organisations 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programmes, students should be able to:

  • Apply relevant techniques to produce solutions to problems;
  • Evaluate data based on its importance and relevance;
  • Be able to advise on design, procurement and construction options;
  • Be able to provide legal, financial, human resource advice on construction projects; and
  • Develop and critically evaluate solutions to routine and unfamiliar problems.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to:

  • Use management skills to deliver effective solutions;
  • Develop a structured approach to problem solving;
  • Use a range of decision support tools to provide project and business solutions; and
  • Competently defend, with evidence, a chosen solution.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively using a variety of media;
  • Collate and critically review data and present findings;
  • Work effectively as a team member to achieve goals;
  • Participate in interactive sessions;
  • Interact and liaise effectively with staff, colleagues and industrial contacts; and
  • Effectively manage own time within a team environment.

 

4. Programme structure

4.1 NOTE: Not all non-compulsory modules will be available in each academic year.

 

4.1 Semester 1

Compulsory Modules (for all programmes)

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVP320

ICT for Construction Projects

15

CVP321

Research and Communication

15

CVP322

Principles of Design and Construction

15

CVP323

Principles of Project Management

15

 

Option Modules (for part-time students only)

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVP034

Management & Professional Development 1

15

 


Semester 2

Stream A Modules

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVP324

Design Management

15

CVP325

Sustainability and the Built Environment

15

CVP326

Management of Construction Processes

15

 

 

CVP331

Construction Business Management only:

Business Economics and Finance

 

15

Stream B Modules

 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVP328

Strategic Management in Construction

15

CVP329

People and Teams

15

CVP330

Procurement and Contract Procedure

15

 

Construction Project Management Programme

All modules from Stream A and one module from Stream B. 

Construction Business Management Programme

All modules from Stream B modules and one module from Stream A (including CVP331). 

Construction Management Programme

Two modules from Stream A and two modules from Stream B

 

Part-time students registered prior to October 2010 will be allowed to register for 10 credit versions of modules where necessary, to permit a credit total of 180 credits to be achieved.

 

4.3  Semester 2 and Summer Period 

Compulsory Module 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVP332

Postgraduate Research Project

60

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

Where an alternative module is taken as a re-assessment, this is to be done with tuition and with the permission of the Programme Director.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Construction Project Management (Work Based Distance Learning) (2008 entry onwards)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc, PGDip, PG Cert
Programme title Construction Project Management (Work Based Distance Learning)
Programme code CVPT34
Length of programme The Programme requires study for a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 7 years. This comprises a minimum of: (i) four semesters devoted to taught (distance-learning) modules with a total weighting of 120 credits; and (ii) two semesters devoted to the Postgraduate Research Project (CVP107) with a module weighting of 60 credits. Submission of the Postgraduate Research Project is mid September, as advised by the Programme Director.

Successful students will graduate from: (i) the University at which they registered for the programme; or (ii) the partner University supervising their Research Project if different from (i).
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

The programme is being discontinued. No students have been taken since 2010.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

i)  Provide the opportunity for candidates to apply critical and reflective thinking and analysis to complex and advanced problems by valuing one’s own positive achievements, developing the ability to recognize one’s own strengths and weaknesses, and to develop plans for new action and self development based on previous reflection.

ii) Provide an academically sound and vocationally relevant postgraduate education for those seeking to advance their career as professional project managers in the built environment within the national or international contexts through the acquisition of deep specialist knowledge.

iii) Enable candidates to attain the best intellectual development and gain the maximum degree performance compatible with their abilities.

iv) Ensure that our courses are professionally relevant and provide the educational base to meet the current and future needs of industry, and continue to receive full exemption from the written examinations of the relevant professional institutions.

v) Provide the opportunity for intellectual, personal and inter-personal skills development.

vi) Enable candidates to maximize their academic and professional potential by developing transferable as well as core skills.

Benefits

i) Enhanced career development for the individual who is unable to take time off work and attend full time education – i.e. the programme provides flexible learning opportunities.

ii) Direct and indirect benefits to employer organisations as the products of the work-based projects can be put to practical use within the organisation.

iii) Better informed future Departmental programme design through feedback from industry.

iv) Closing of the theory-practice gap in teaching and learning.

v) Improved efficiency and higher productivity within the construction industry as a result of more qualified and competent construction managers.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

2.1 External References

  • The programme outcomes have been formulated with reference to the QAA benchmark statements in Engineering and Business and Management; and
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. 

2.2 Internal References

  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy; and
  • Departmental matrix of criteria for postgraduate management programmes developed from the external reference points listed above.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the role of the Construction Project Manager;
  • the various forms of construction procurement option available;
  • sustainability with regard to the construction sector;
  • how to ensure construction clients obtain good value;
  • the management of the design process;
  • project planning and control techniques;
  • client requirements and value management;
  • the strategic challenges facing construction project organisations;
  • management competencies and personal professional development;
  • risk management in construction projects;
  • application of human resource management approaches to construction projects; and
  • application of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in construction projects and related construction management infrastructures. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • identify the skills required for a construction project manager;
  • identify the advantages and disadvantages of different types of procurement methods;
  • design a robust research methodology;
  • distinguish between different data collection and analytical techniques for the investigation of particular research problems;
  • collect data, analyse data and communicate findings of a research exercise;
  • identify the sustainability issues to be considered on a construction project;
  • describe the process of briefing, design and construction;
  • use process mapping techniques for design, analyse and optimise the design process, develop design plans; and
  • determine the economic viability of a project based on whole life costs; evaluate different investment scenarios; challenge simulated construction design and management proposals; and formulate innovative and creative alternative design and management options.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • identify the most appropriate procurement methods for a specific project;
  • conduct a literature search and present its findings;
  • identify the impact of construction projects on the environment;
  • select and use evaluation and decision support tools and techniques and appropriate change management techniques;
  • apply design planning and management methodologies;
  • develop cost plans;
  • analyse clients' requirements and develop appropriate change strategies;
  • apply Total Quality Management tools to develop appropriate change strategies;
  • identify techniques for optimising team and leadership performance;
  • develop a range of technical, managerial and practical skills;
  • distinguish between construction contract forms used in industry and evaluate contract provisions in relation to common law;
  • assess current and future information technologies relating to the construction environment and plan the implementation of a new system;
  • produce a construction programme;
  • evaluate the effectiveness of HRM tools and techniques applied within a construction project context; and
  • model information flows within organisations. 
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • communicate effectively and professionally using written skills;
  • apply critical reasoning;
  • collect and record research data;
  • utilise appropriate investigative and research methods;
  • effectively present research findings;
  • use IT appropriately and effectively;
  • solve problems in a logical and systematic manner;
  • manage workloads and time effectively;
  • work independently;
  • work in a team environment;
  • lead and facilitate team activities;
  • identify relevant sources of information;
  • work with limited and / or contradictory information;
  • recognise teamwork and leadership skills; and
  • apply reflective and life-long learning skills.

4. Programme structure

4. 1 The programme is designed to permit flexibility in its delivery timing, in order for students to design their own study plan around personal and / or work commitments. Accordingly, students may take:

  • up to a maximum of three years to complete the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert);
  • up to a maximum of five years to complete the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip); and
  • up to a maximum of seven years to complete the Master of Science (MSc). 

Notwithstanding this inherent flexibility, for students wishing to complete the MSc in the shortest possible time frame, the study templates presented below will apply. 

Note that the shortest possible time to complete the MSc:

  • for students commencing their studies at semester 1 start date is three years; and
  • for students commencing their studies at semester 2 start date, is three-and-one-half years. 

  

4.1.1   Study Template for Semester 1 Programme Start Date

Year 1

Code

Module

Credits

Responsible

D31PA

(CVP108)

Project Management Theory, Practice & Applications

15

Heriot-Watt

CVP106

 

Management and Professional Development

10

LU

D31CW

(CVP109)

Construction Financial Management

15

Heriot-Watt

D31PS

(CVP110)

Project Management: Strategic Issues

15

Heriot-Watt

D31VS

(CVP111)

Value and Risk Management

 

15

 

Heriot-Watt

 

 

Year 2

Code

Module

Credits

Responsible

CVP101

Construction Contracts

10

LU

CVP102

Project Estimating and Planning 

10

LU

CVP103

Managing People on Construction Projects

10

LU

CVP104

Management Information Systems for Construction

10

LU

CVP105

Research, Innovation and Communication

10

LU

 

Year 3

Compulsory Module

CVP107

Postgraduate Research Project

60

LU or HW

 

 4.1.2    Study Template for Semester 2 Programme Start Date 

Year 1 (0.5)

Title / Module Code

Credits

Semester 2

Construction Financial Management. (HW D31CW). CVP109

15

 

Project Management: Strategic Issues. (HW D31PS). CVP110.

15

 

Value and Risk Management. (HW D31VS). CVP111

15

Year 2

 

 

Semester 1

Construction Contracts. CVP101

10

 

Managing People on Construction Projects. CVP103

10

Semester 2

Project Estimating and Planning. CVP102

10

 

Management Information Systems for Construction. CVP104.

10

 

Research, Innovation and Communication. CVP105

10

Year 3

 

 

Semesters 1 and 2

Project Management Theory, Practice and Applications. (HW D31PA) CVP108

15

 

Management and Professional Development. CVP106.

10

Year 4

 

 

Semesters 1 and 2

Postgraduate Research Project. CVP107

60

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Construction Project Management (Work Based Distance Learning) (Pre-2008 entry)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc, PGDip, PG Cert
Programme title Construction Project Management (Work Based Distance Learning)
Programme code CVPT34
Length of programme The Programme requires study for a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 7 years. This comprises a minimum of: (i) four semesters devoted to taught (distance-learning) modules with a total weighting of 120 credits; and (ii) two semesters devoted to the Postgraduate Research Project (CVP107) with a module weighting of 60 credits. Submission of the Postgraduate Research Project is mid September, as advised by the Programme Director.

Successful students will graduate from: (i) the University at which they registered for the programme; or (ii) the partner University supervising their Research Project if different from (i).
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

 

The programme is being discontinued. No students have been taken since 2010.

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

i)  Provide the opportunity for candidates to apply critical and reflective thinking and analysis to complex and advanced problems by valuing one’s own positive achievements, developing the ability to recognize one’s own strengths and weaknesses, and to develop plans for new action and self development based on previous reflection.

ii)  Provide an academically sound and vocationally relevant postgraduate education for those seeking to advance their career as professional project managers in the built environment within the national or international contexts through the acquisition of deep specialist knowledge.

iii)  Enable candidates to attain the best intellectual development and gain the maximum degree performance compatible with their abilities.

iv) Ensure that our courses are professionally relevant and provide the educational base to meet the current and future needs of industry, and continue to receive full exemption from the written examinations of the relevant professional institutions.

v)  Provide the opportunity for intellectual, personal and inter-personal skills development.

vi) Enable candidates to maximize their academic and professional potential by developing transferable as well as core skills.

Benefits

i)   Enhanced career development for the individual who is unable to take time off work and attend full time education – i.e. the programme provides flexible learning opportunities.

ii) Direct and indirect benefits to employer organisations as the products of the work-based projects can be put to practical use within the organisation.

iii) Better informed future Departmental programme design through feedback from industry.

iv) Closing of the theory-practice gap in teaching and learning.

v)  Improved efficiency and higher productivity within the construction industry as a result of more qualified and competent construction managers.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

2.1 External References

  • The programme outcomes have been formulated with reference to the QAA benchmark statements in Engineering and Business and Management; and
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. 

2.2 Internal References

  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy; and
  • Departmental matrix of criteria for postgraduate management programmes developed from the external reference points listed above.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. the role of the Construction Project Manager;
  2. the various forms of construction procurement option available;
  3. sustainability with regard to the construction sector;
  4. how to ensure construction clients obtain good value;
  5. the management of the design process;
  6. project planning and control techniques;
  7. client requirements and value management;
  8. the strategic challenges facing construction project organisations;
  9. management competencies and personal professional development;
  10. risk management in construction projects;
  11. application of human resource management approaches to construction projects; and
  12. application of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in construction projects and related construction management infrastructures. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. identify the skills required for a construction project manager;
  2. identify the advantages and disadvantages of different types of procurement methods;
  3. design a robust research methodology;
  4. distinguish between different data collection and analytical techniques for the investigation of particular research problems;
  5. collect data, analyse data and communicate findings of a research exercise;
  6. identify the sustainability issues to be considered on a construction project;
  7. describe the process of briefing, design and construction;
  8. use process mapping techniques for design, analyse and optimise the design process, develop design plans; and
  9. determine the economic viability of a project based on whole life costs; evaluate different investment scenarios; challenge simulated construction design and management proposals; and formulate innovative and creative alternative design and management options.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. identify the most appropriate procurement methods for a specific project;
  2. conduct a literature search and present its findings;
  3. identify the impact of construction projects on the environment;
  4. select and use evaluation and decision support tools and techniques and appropriate change management techniques;
  5. apply design planning and management methodologies;
  6. develop cost plans;
  7. analyse clients' requirements and develop appropriate change strategies;
  8. apply Total Quality Management tools to develop appropriate change strategies;
  9. identify techniques for optimising team and leadership performance;
  10. develop a range of technical, managerial and practical skills;
  11. distinguish between construction contract forms used in industry and evaluate contract provisions in relation to common law;
  12. assess current and future information technologies relating to the construction environment and plan the implementation of a new system;
  13. produce a construction programme;
  14. evaluate the effectiveness of HRM tools and techniques applied within a construction project context; and
  15. model information flows within organisations. 
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  1. communicate effectively and professionally using written skills;
  2. apply critical reasoning;
  3. collect and record research data;
  4. utilise appropriate investigative and research methods;
  5. effectively present research findings;
  6. use IT appropriately and effectively;
  7. solve problems in a logical and systematic manner;
  8. manage workloads and time effectively;
  9. work independently;
  10. work in a team environment;
  11. lead and facilitate team activities;
  12. identify relevant sources of information;
  13. work with limited and / or contradictory information;
  14. recognise teamwork and leadership skills; and
  15. apply reflective and life-long learning skills.

4. Programme structure

4.1  The programme is designed to permit flexibility in its delivery timing, in order for students to design their own study plan around personal and / or work commitments. Accordingly, students may take:

  • up to a maximum of three years to complete the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert);
  • up to a maximum of five years to complete the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip); and
  • up to a maximum of seven years to complete the Master of Science (MSc).

Notwithstanding this inherent flexibility, for students wishing to complete the MSc in the shortest possible time frame, the study templates presented below will apply.

Note that the shortest possible time to complete the MSc:

  • for students commencing their studies at semester 1 start date is three years; and
  • for students commencing their studies at semester 2 start date, is three-and-one-half years.

 

4.1.1 Study Template for Semester 1 Programme Start Date

Year 1

Code

Module

Credits

Responsible

D31PA

(CVP108) Project Management Theory, Practice & Applications

Or

D19PT

(CVP108) Project Management Theory, Practice & Applications

15

Heriot-Watt

 

 

24

Heriot-Watt

CVP106 

Management and Professional Development

10

LU

D31CW

(CVP109) Construction Financial Management

Or

D19CF

(CVP109) Construction Financial Management

15

Heriot-Watt

 

12

Heriot-Watt

D31PS

(CVP110) Project Management: Strategic Issues

Or

D19PS

(CVP110) Project Management: Strategic Issues

15

Heriot-Watt

 

12

Heriot-Watt

D31VS

(CVP111) Value and Risk Management

Or

D31VS

(CVP112) Value and Risk Management

15

Heriot-Watt

 

12

Heriot-Watt

 

Year 2

Code

Module

Credits

Responsible

CVP101

Construction Contracts

10

LU

CVP102

Project Estimating and Planning 

10

LU

CVP103

Managing People on Construction Projects

10

LU

CVP104

Management Information Systems for Construction

10

LU

CVP105

Research, Innovation and Communication

10

LU

 

Year 3

Compulsory Module

CVP107

Postgraduate Research Project

60

LU or HW

 

4.1.2 Study Template for Semester 2 Programme Start Date

Students joining the programme in semester 2 generally follow the same template as above although overall time to MSc completion takes a minimum 3.5. years. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Infrastructure in Emergencies (Distance Learning)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Accredited by CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) for students who graduate in, or before, academic year 2017-18.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) have accredited the MSc as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Final award MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Programme title Infrastructure in Emergencies
Programme code CVPT80
Length of programme Distance Learning.
MSc: typically 2-5 years, Diploma: typically 2-4 years, Certificate: typically 1-2 years. Delivered by Distance Learning
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/wedc/

infrastructureinemergenciesdistancelearning/ 

Additional information about the programme is available from (http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn202.html?b=18)

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

 This programme is for graduates with little or no practical experience of emergency infrastructure provision, as well as experienced practitioners who have a specific interest in addressing the problems of emergency infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries. It aims to: 

  • Develop participants’ understanding of the principles and practice of infrastructure design, management and provision in emergency situations;
  • Equip them with appropriate expertise and skills for relief and reconstruction work in low- and middle-income countries; and
  • Provide an opportunity for specialisation in one topic through in depth study during the Research Dissertation module.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

This specification has taken into account the descriptors for a qualification at Masters (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) levels that are set out in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

WEDC’s postgraduate programmes are multidisciplinary in content so no single- subject benchmarks are wholly applicable to them. There are currently no benchmark statements for Engineering MSc programmes. Although the Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering applies to first degrees in engineering, and not to postgraduate degrees, it has been used to inform the drafting of intended learning outcomes for this programme, with the expectation that postgraduate students attain a higher level than undergraduate students in relevant outcomes. Note has also been taken of relevant parts of the Annex to Academic Standards – Engineering MEng Degrees and the Engineering Council’s guidance on output standards for MSc’s in Engineering.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The stages and types of emergencies, their causes, consequences & key principles of emergency response
  • Principles and strategies for assessment, planning, financing and management of emergency response.
  • Ethics and accountability in delivering humanitarian assistance.
  • The principles of provision of a range of infrastructure options in an emergency.
  • The  range  of  suitable  technologies,  their  design,  implementation  and management, for water supply and sanitation during emergencies and reconstruction.
  • The design and management of the reconstruction of essential infrastructure post emergency.
  • How to investigate complex real-life problems in detail and identify possible solutions.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • Explain   how   emergency   situations   may   occur,   and   their   likely consequences
  • Explain the key principles of working with disaster-affected populations and providing effective humanitarian assistance
  • Explain the options for a range of infrastructure facilities and services during and following emergencies, and how they should be planned, implemented and maintained.
  • Describe  important  technical  and  non-technical  aspects  of  organising infrastructure provision in emergencies
  • Describe key features of a range of common emergency water supply and sanitation technologies, and select suitable technologies to meet specific criteria.
  • Describe the standard procedures for assessing, managing and protecting the environment and water resources.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • Prepare outline designs for simple low cost water supply and sanitation systems to meet emergency and reconstruction needs
  • Investigate  complex  real-life  problems  in  detail  and  identify  possible solutions.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • Manage time and produce work to meet deadlines
  • Take an inter-disciplinary approach to planning and problem solving
  • Apply critical thinking and be able to work with limited or contradictory information
  • Communicate effectively in writing and preparing calculations
  • Use literature critically, assessing it against other evidence, including personal experience.
  • Demonstrate originality in tackling and solving problems
  • Analyse data, check their validity and make appropriate use of data when writing reports.

4. Programme structure

4.1    The following modules are available for study under this programme: 

Code

Module Title

Credit Weighting

CVP207

Wastewater Treatment

15

CVP212

Environmental Assessment

15

CVP218

Integrated Water Resources Management

15

CVP223

Water Utilities Management

15

CVP227

Data Collection, Analysis and Research

15

CVP253

Data Collection, Analysis and Research (DL)

15

CVP257

Wastewater Treatment (DL)

15

CVP258

Urban Infrastructure (DL)

15

CVP262

Environmental Assessment (DL)

15

CVP268

Integrated Water Resources Management (DL)

15

CVP273

Water Utilities Management (DL)

15

CVP280

Emergencies Management and People (DL) **

15

CVP281

Emergency Water Supply (DL)

15

CVP282

Emergency Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP283

Introduction to Infrastructure in Emergencies (DL) **

15

CVP292

Research Dissertation (20 weeks)

60

CVP293

Research Dissertation (72 weeks)

60

CVP295*

Research Dissertation (DL) (One-year option) *

60*

CVP296

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two-year option)

60

CVP297*

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two-year option) *

60*

CVP298

Research Dissertation (DL) (One-year option)

60

Note: All modules without the suffix (DL) are taught on Campus within the School of Civil and Building Engineering. 

* Only for students already registered on this programme in academic year 2011-12

** Introductory modules, normally taken first for all awards

 

4.2    Modules required for each level of the programme are as follows: 

For the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) students must take the following modules: 

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

CVP280

Emergencies Management and

People (DL) **

 

None

CVP283

Introduction to Infrastructure in

Emergencies (DL) **

 

 

CVP281

Emergency Water Supply (DL)

 

 

CVP282

Emergency Sanitation (DL)

 

 

** Introductory modules, normally taken first

 

For the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), students must take the following modules: 

Compulsory modules

Optional modules (Select Four)

CVP280**

Emergencies Management and

People (DL) **

CVP258

Urban Infrastructure (DL)

CVP283**

Introduction to Infrastructure in

Emergencies (DL) **

CVP257

 

CVP207

Wastewater Treatment (DL)

OR

Wastewater Treatment

CVP281

Emergency Water Supply (DL)

CVP262

 

CVP212

Environmental Assessment (DL)

OR

Environmental Assessment

CVP282

Emergency Sanitation (DL)

CVP268

  

CVP218

Integrated Water Resources

Management (DL) OR

Integrated Water Resources

Management

 

 

CVP273

 

CVP223

Water Utilities Management

(DL) OR

Water Utilities Management

 

 

CVP253***

 

CVP227***

Data Collection, Analysis and

Research (DL) ***

OR

Data Collection, Analysis and

Research***

Note: All modules without the suffix (DL) are taught on Campus within the School of Civil and Building Engineering.

** Introductory modules, normally taken first

*** CVP253 or CVP227 are compulsory for student intending to upgrade to an MSc at a later date.

 

For the award of Master of Science (MSc), students must take the following modules: 

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

CVP280**

Emergencies Management and

People (DL) **

CVP258

Urban Infrastructure (DL)

CVP283**

Introduction to Infrastructure in

Emergencies (DL) **

CVP257

 

CVP207

Wastewater Treatment (DL)

OR

Wastewater Treatment

CVP281

Emergency Water Supply (DL)

CVP262

 

CVP212

Environmental Assessment (DL)

OR

Environmental Assessment

CVP282

Emergency Sanitation (DL)

CVP268

  

CVP218

Integrated Water Resources

Management (DL) OR

Integrated Water Resources

Management

 

IN ADDITION - Select one of the

following options

CVP273

 

CVP223

Water Utilities Management (DL)

OR

Water Utilities Management

 

 

 CVP253

 

CVP227

 

 

CVP296

 

 

CVP298

 

 

CVP292

  

CVP293

 

 

 

 

 CVP295*

 

 

CVP297*

 

 

CVP292

  

CVP293

OPTION 1 (available to all

registered students)

Data Collection, Analysis and

Research (DL) OR

Data Collection, Analysis and

Research

AND

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two year option) ††

OR

Research Dissertation (DL) (One year option) ††

OR

Research Dissertation (20 weeks)††

OR

Research Dissertation (72 weeks)††

 

OPTION 2 (only available to students registered in or before academic year 2011-12)

Research Dissertation (DL) (One year option) ††

OR

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two year option) ††

OR

Research Dissertation (20 weeks)††

OR

Research Dissertation (72 weeks)††

 

Select THREE optional

modules when choosing

OPTION 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Select FOUR optional modules when choosing OPTION 2

Note: All modules without the suffix (DL) are taught on Campus within the School of Civil and Building Engineering.

* Only for students already registered on this programme in academic year 2011-12

 

** Introductory modules, normally taken first

Normally the last or penultimate module to be studied

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The programme is accredited for further learning for CEng and professional membership by the CIBSE and Energy Insitute.

Final award MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Programme title Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling
Programme code CVPT43/44
Length of programme Minimum of 1 year (full-time) and 2 years (part-time) and a maximum of 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/civeng/

lowcarbonbuildingdesignandmodelling/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • Help students gain their own insight into where and why buildings use energy;
  • Provide students with the opportunity to work in small teams to work on real low carbon building designs under real-world scenarios;
  • Equip students with the skillsets required for developing advanced building simulation modelling skills that will set them apart from traditional building services engineering graduates;
  • Provide instruction on how to use, effectively, some of the world’s leading software tools currently available;
  • Provide an innovative approach to training which will develop a wide range of transferable skills relevant for employment and further research; and
  • Present students with the unique opportunity to conduct a rigorous, detailed research project, on a topic of their choice in the field of low carbon building design and modelling.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • QAA Benchmark statements for engineering.
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
  • CIBSE Competence Criteria for Corporate Membership (based on the Competence Statements issued by the Engineering Council)
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • where and how much energy is used in buildings;
  • climate data and climate change;
  • building regulations and directives;
  • the principles and methods of low carbon building design;
  • the range of renewable energy techniques and technologies available to building designers as part of their low carbon building solution;
  • an understanding of architectural form in relation to space and energy usage;
  • the elements of a building energy control system, together with supervisory and local-loop control strategies;
  • procedures for the commissioning of building energy systems;
  • the role of the architect in building design, and the building concept design process;
  • the principles and methods of a wide range of modelling techniques that can be used in the design of low carbon buildings, including daylight modelling, dynamic thermal simulation and airflow modelling;
  • how to use state of the art computer simulation as an integrated tool within the building design process;
  • research methods applicable to the field of low carbon building design and modelling.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • analyse, critically appraise and solve both numerical and qualitative problems of a familiar or unfamiliar nature;
  • generate, collect, and interpret numerical and/or qualitative data;
  • act independently, or in a group, and be able to adapt to dynamically changing situations that arise from the solution of multi-faceted and evolving design problems;
  • interpret, categorise, and simplify the representation the sub-systems and zones of a complex building;
  • identify their own learning needs, plan to meet these needs, and evaluate the learning outcomes.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • take a leading role in design teams concerned with the design of innovative, low carbon buildings;
  • use advanced computer simulation tools effectively and appropriately for modelling thermal performance of buildings;
  • use advanced computer simulation tools effectively and appropriately for modelling ventilation and airflow in buildings;
  • use advanced computer simulation tools effectively and appropriately for modelling lighting in buildings;
  • identify suitable control zones for a building;
  • complete a concept design for a building control system, including the selection of sensors, and local loop and supervisory control strategies;
  • select valves and dampers that produce a linear static control characteristic;
  • working from an architect’s brief, produce an initial concept design for the layout and form of a building;
  • develop procedures for the commissioning of building thermal systems;
  • perform short research projects in the field of low carbon building design and modelling;
  • use communication skills effectively to describe and discuss design options and the analysis of results from computer simulations;
  • analyse and select low carbon technologies and design solutions for low carbon buildings.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • communicate effectively, graphically and in writing;
  • communicate effectively, orally;
  • use information technology (IT), such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation packages, email, and the world-wide web;
  • demonstrate problem-solving skills, including problems where information is limited, contradictory, and/or unreliable;
  • demonstrate numeracy, mathematical skills, and computational skills;
  • undertake a critical appraisal of their work;
  • undertake a critical appraisal of the work of their peers;
  • work effectively as part of a team;
  • manage workloads and time effectively.

4. Programme structure

For full-time students the modules will normally be taken as 60 credits per semester. All modules are compulsory and are taught in one-week blocks except the research project module (CVP313). 

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

Semester 1

CVP303

Building Energy Consumption

10

CVP310

Advanced Thermal Modelling

15

CVP304

Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Technologies

15

CVP311

Advanced Airflow Modelling

15

CVP319

Research Methods in Building Performance

10

Semester 2

CVP309

Low Carbon Building Design 

15

CVP307

Building Control and Commissioning

10

CVP308

Concept Design

15

CVP312

Advanced Lighting Modelling

15

Semesters 1 & 2

CVP313

Research Project

60

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Transport Policy and Business Management & MSc Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert
Programme title Transport Policy and Business Management/ Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning
Programme code CVPT32/42, CVPT35/25
Length of programme Part-time, minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

To provide an opportunity for both experienced personnel, and students who have recently obtained a first degree in the relevant fields, to study Transport Policy and Business Management or Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning. The viewpoints taken in the course will allow graduates to play a significant role in subsequent employment.

By the end of the programmes students will have:

  • a critical awareness of relevant research findings in order to identify and foster best practice and

Students on the Transport Policy and Business Management Programme will have:

  • developed knowledge of the issues, theories and methods appropriate to the  transport industry from a  planning and business management perspective and
  • specialised knowledge in particular areas and/or aspects of the transport industry and an appreciation of the implications for best practice

Students on the Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning Programme will have:

  • developed knowledge of the issues, theories and methods appropriate to the  transport sector from a travel planning perspective and
  • specialised knowledge in particular areas and/or aspects of sustainable transport and of the travel planning process and an appreciation of the implications for best practice.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The benchmark standards which have been devised for transport programmes have been based on relevant accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the professional body with chartered status, the Self-Assessment Document produced for the QAA's External Subject Review of Transport Studies programmes (November 2000), the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and the University's current Learning and Teaching Strategy.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and competence in:

  • Research methods applicable to Transport subjects
  • The evolution and influence of policy measures on the transport environment
  • The strategic and management issues pertinent to the transport sector

Additionally for students studying Transport Policy and Business Management

  • The context of and the techniques utilised in transport planning
  • Economic theory and appraisal techniques relevant to transport

Additionally for students studying Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning:

  • Travel behaviour and travel planning
  • Appraisal techniques utilised in transport
  • Marketing techniques to influence travel behaviour.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • collect, express and arrange the requirements of a task or project, in any of the disciplines relevant to the programme.
  • recognise, and apply, the specialist knowledge that needs to be exploited to determine solutions to problems.
  • demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative assessment skills that permit study of the emergent properties of any development strategy.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge, through teaching or research.
  • Study the implications of decisions that contribute to understanding how viewpoints can be narrowed or widened to determine acceptable levels of performance, in cases where there are complex relationships between the outcomes desired, or regarded as necessary.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Quantify items for trade-off
  • Communicate (orally and written)
  • Take responsibility for time-management
  • Contribute to team-working
  • Provide leadership
  • Maintain documentation and perform configuration control duties.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Modules available prior to the 2012-13 academic year: 

Module title

Code

Credit weighting

Semester

Transport Policy and Business Management

Sustainable Transport and Travel Planning

 

 

 

 

CVPT32/42

CVPT35/25

Transport Policy & Planning

CVP093

20

1

C

C

Transport Business Strategy and Management

CVP096

20

1

C

C

Applied Research Methods 1

CVP086

10

1

C

C

Applied Research Methods 2

CVP088

10

2

C

C

Travel Behaviour and Travel Planning

CVP085

20

2

C

C

Transport Services Marketing

CVP089

20

2

C

C

Transport and the Environment

CVP077

10

1

C

C

Sustainable Cities and Transport

CVP078

10

2

C

C

Research Project

CVP097

60

1 and 2

C

X

Project

CVP090

60

1 and 2

X

C

C = compulsory, X = not available on this programme 

 

4.2 Modules available 2012-13 onwards: 

Module title

Code

Credit weighting

Semester

 

 

 

 

Transport Policy & Planning

CVP093 *

15

1

Transport  Business Management & Finance

CVP079 (CVP096)

15

2

Quantitative Methods for Transport

CVP080 (CVP088)

15

2

Transport and the Environment

CVP081 (CVP077)

15

1

Transport Services Marketing

CVP084 (CVP089)

15

1

Sustainable Cities and Transport

CVP087 (CVP078)

15

2

Research & Communication

CVP321 (CVP086)

15

1

Logistics & Supply Chain Management

BSP047

15

2

Transport Research Project

CVP097

60

1 and 2

Modules with codes in brackets or asterisked indicate that these are replacement modules for those in previous regulations and may not be repeated. 

Specified modules may be substituted by approved credit transfers from other programmes or institutions. 

Candidates will take taught modules with a total weighting of 120 credits selected from both 2.1.and 2.2 as appropriate, and be enrolled on the Transport Research Project module (60 credits). 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Transport

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Programme title Transport
Programme code CVPT46/47
Length of programme Full-time or part-time, minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/civeng/transport/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme provides an opportunity for both experienced personnel, and students who have recently obtained a first degree in the relevant fields, to study transport.

The programme aims to ensure that as a student you will:

  • Acquire a critical awareness of relevant research methods and findings  in order to identify and foster best practice; 
  • Acquire  knowledge  of  the  evolution and influence of policy measures on the transport environment and the techniques used in transport planning; 
  • Develop understanding of business, management and marketing issues pertinent to the transport sector; 
  • Gain knowledge of the impact of transport on the environment and transport and sustainability; and 
  • Gain specialised  knowledge through the formulation and conduct of a research project.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The benchmark  standards which have been devised for transport programmes  have been  based  on  relevant  accreditation  requirements of the Chartered  Institute  of Logistics and Transport, the professional body with chartered status, the TPP Professional Standards Committee documentation, the Self-Assessment Document produced  for the QAA's External Subject Review of Transport Studies programmes (November 2000), the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications and the University's current Learning and Teaching Strategy.

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of these programmes, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of and competence in:

  • Research methods applicable to transport subjects
  • The evolution and influence of policy measures on the transport environment
  • Business, management and marketing issues pertinent to the transport sector
  • The context of and the techniques utilised in transport planning
  • The impact of transport on the environment and role in sustainability.

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Collect, express and arrange the requirements of a task or project, in any of the disciplines relevant to the programme.
  • Recognise, and apply, the specialist knowledge that needs to be exploited to determine solutions to problems.
  • Demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative assessment skills that permit study of the emergent properties of any transport strategy.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental knowledge.
  • Study the  implications of  decisions that contribute to  understanding how viewpoints can be narrowed or widened to determine acceptable levels of performance, in cases where there are complex relationships between the outcomes desired, or regarded as necessary.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Quantify items for trade-of
  • Communicate (orally and written)
  • Take responsibility for time-management
  • Contribute to team-working
  • Provide leadership
  • Maintain documentation

4. Programme structure

The modules comprising the Programme are: 

Module title

Code

Credit weiqhting

Semester

Transport  Policy & Planning

CVP093

15

1

Logistics and Supply Chain

Management

BSP047

15

2

Research and Communication

CVP321

15

1

Quantitative Methods for Transport

CVP080

15

2

Transport  and   the

Environment

CVP081

15

1

Sustainable Cities and Transport

CVP087

15

2

Transport  Services Marketing

CVP084

15

1

Transport  Business Management and Finance

CVP079

15

2

Transport Research  Project

CVP097

60

1 and 2

Specified modules may be substituted by approved credit transfers from other programmes or institutions.

Candidates will take taught modules with a total  weighting  of  120 credits  and be enrolled on the Research Project module (60 credits). 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Water and Environmental Management (Distance Learning)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Accredited by CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) for students who graduate in, or before, academic year 2017-18.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has accredited the Water and Environmental Management (Distance Learning) MSc programme for intakes 2011-2015 as meeting the requirements for ‘Further Learning’ for a Chartered Engineer (CEng), for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Final award MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Programme title Water and Environmental Management
Programme code CVPT78
Length of programme MSc: typically 2-5 years, Diploma: typically 2-4 years, Certificate: typically 1-2 years. Delivered by Distance Learning.
Participants have the option of two start dates: Mid-January and Mid-July.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/wedc/

waterandenvironmentalmanagementdistancelearning/

The additional information about the programme available from (http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn202.html?b=21)

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme is likely to be of particular interest to applicants who wish to develop careers in planning and managing work in the water and sanitation sector in low- and middle-income countries.  It aims to:

  • Provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, manage and coordinate water, sanitation and environmental services in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Develop participants’ understanding of the principles and practice of sustainable water and environmental management for the public good;
  • Equip students with appropriate expertise and skills for work in low- and middle-income countries; and
  • Provide an opportunity for specialisation in one topic through in depth study during the Research Dissertation module.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

This specification has taken into account the descriptors for a qualification at Masters (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) levels that are set out in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

These postgraduate programmes are taught by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. WEDC’s postgraduate programmes are multidisciplinary in content so no single-subject benchmarks are wholly applicable to them. There are currently no benchmark statements for Engineering MSc programmes. Although the Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering applies to first degrees in engineering, and not to postgraduate degrees, it has been used to inform the drafting of intended learning outcomes for this programme, with the expectation that postgraduate students attain a higher level than undergraduate students in relevant outcomes. The Subject Benchmark Statement for Master’s Awards in Business and Management has also been consulted because of the management content of the WEDC programmes; the list of skills for all Master’s programmes listed in Appendix 2 is of particular relevance. Note has also been taken of relevant parts of the Annex to Academic Standards – Engineering MEng Degrees. 

Following an accreditation visit from CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) in May 2011, the accreditation panel recommended that the Water & Environmental Management MSc, PGDiploma and PGCertificate, when studied by Distance Learning, be accredited for students who graduate in, or before, academic year 2017-18. Accreditation recognises that this programme contributes to the academic requirements for CIWEM membership. 

Following an accreditation visit in February 2011, the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) accredited the Water & Environmental Management MSc as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who join the programme in, or before, academic year 2015-16, and who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. (See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

Sections 3.1 and 3.2 relate to the outcomes from study for the Master of Science (MSc) award. Section 3.3 gives details about outcomes from study to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate (PCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PDip) awards.

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to public health engineering and environmental management and ways to integrate various perspectives in project planning
  • the links between water, sanitation and health
  • key issues relating to pollution control, particularly relating to aquatic environments
  • ways of integrating technical and non-technical considerations into project planning, design, execution and evaluation
  • key issues in relation to effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and replicability in planning public health infrastructure and services with a view to reducing their impact on the environment
  • key issues in relation to social and institutional aspects, particularly for sustainability of water supply and environmental sanitation services that have minimum impact on the environment
  • major international developments and initiatives, relating to some of the above-mentioned aspects
  • current international perspectives on water resources, the principles of integrated water resources management and its advantages and disadvantages in specific situations.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • plan, conduct and report a programme of original research (demonstrated in the Research Dissertation module)
  • integrate and evaluate multi-disciplinary information, particularly that which relates to pollution control for the aquatic environment
  • describe basic water supply and environmental sanitation options suitable for low- and middle-income countries, and be able to select appropriate options subject to specific constraints
  • use an interdisciplinary approach to plan appropriate solutions to meet users’ needs and demands for water supply and environmental sanitation. This will include use of appropriate techniques for technical, financial and institutional analysis.
  • analyse water resources problems at regional or catchment level, identify causal processes for water resources problems and suggest possible solutions.
    This skill will include an ability to:

-  assess water availability using rainfall, river flow and groundwater data

-  develop an integrated programme for improving water resource management.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

None. Other than those already implied in the above statements.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • demonstrate originality in tackling and solving problems
  • carry out fieldwork for data and information collection
  • use literature critically, assessing it against other evidence, including personal experience
  • analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data using a wide variety of techniques, check their validity and make appropriate use of data when writing reports
  • communicate effectively when writing essays and reports. This will include presentation of findings, data analysis and justification of conclusions
  • show basic skills for word-processing on a computer
  • manage time and work to deadlines
  • continue to advance personal knowledge and understanding of relevant current issues, and develop new skills to a high level.

 

3.3       Intended Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Awards

 

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)
The intended learning outcomes for studies that contribute to the Postgraduate Certificate are best defined by combining the intended learning outcomes of each of the four modules chosen to contribute to the programme (see Section 4.2).  An index list of all module specifications can be found at http://cisbravo.lboro.ac.uk/epublic/wp5016.main?dept=CV&dept2=CV

Postgraduate Certificate students should obtain the learning outcomes listed above (Sections 3.1 and 3.2) for the MSc programme but not to the extent that will be expected of MSc students. However, the learning outcomes arising specifically from the Case Study, Data Collection, Analysis and Research and Research Dissertation are not relevant because these modules are not options for the Certificate programme.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)
The intended learning outcomes for studies that contribute to the Postgraduate Diploma will be the same as those specified above (Sections 3.1 and 3.2) for the MSc programme other than those that relate to the Research Dissertation module which is not an option for the Diploma.

 

4. Programme structure

4.1   

The programme comprises selections from the following modules that are all studied by Distance Learning (DL).

(A different programme CVPT81, also called Water and Environmental Management allows a mixture of DL and campus-based modules).

 

Code

 

Module Title

Credit

Weighting

CVP251

Management of Water and Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP252

Water and Environmental Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP253*

Data Collection, Analysis and Research* (DL)

15

CVP257

Wastewater Treatment (DL)

15

CVP262

Environmental Assessment (DL)

15

CVP265

Water for Low-Income Communities (DL)

15

CVP268

Integrated Water Resources Management (DL)

15

CVP269

Solid Waste Management (DL)

15

CVP272

Low-Cost Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP273

Water Utilities Management (DL)

15

CVP278

Case Study (DL)

15

CVP290

Short Project – Research Appreciation (DL) [No longer offered]

15

 

CVP295*

Research Dissertation (DL) (One-year option)*+

60

CVP296

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two-year option)+

60

CVP297*

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two-year option)*+

60

CVP298

Research Dissertation (DL) (One-year option)+

60

 IMPORTANT NOTE:

*   Module CVP253 cannot be studied in conjunction with either CVP295 or CVP297, modules which already include some teaching and assignments relating to research skills.

+   The Research Dissertation module was formally called Individual Research Project.

Module CVP290 has now been discontinued but for students who have already studied it, it can contribute to the programme. 

4.2    Modules required for each level of the Water and Environmental Management programme are shown in the following tables. 

For the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), students must choose the following four modules: 

Compulsory modules

(prefix with CVP)

Optional modules

(prefix with CVP)

251, 252, 262, AND 268

No options

 For the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), students must choose eight modules from the following: 

Compulsory modules

(prefix with CVP)

Optional modules

(prefix with CVP)

 

251, 252, 262, 268 AND 278

Three of the following:

253, 257, 265, 269, 272, 273, [290]

Note: If a diploma students is planning at some later stage to upgrade his/her diploma to an MSc he/she should to choose to study module CVP253 (Data Collection, Analysis and Research) as part of the diploma because this is a compulsory module for MSc students, who also need to study CVP296/297 (Research Dissertation). 

Module CVP290 has now been discontinued but for students who have already studied it, it can contribute to the programme. 

For the award of Master of Science (MSc)

a)  Students who started their programmes before January 2013 will normally choose nine modules from the following: 

Compulsory modules

(prefix with CVP)

Optional modules

(prefix with CVP)

251, 252, 262, 268, 278, AND

295/297

Three of the following:

257, 265, 269, 272, 273, [290]

However a student starting before January 2013 can replace one of the optional modules with module CVP253 as long as she/he also chooses to replace module CVP295/297 with CVP298/296.

b) Students starting their programmes in January 2013, or after, need to choose nine modules from the following: 

Compulsory modules

(prefix with CVP)

Optional modules

(prefix with CVP)

251, 252, 253, 262, 268, 278, AND

298/296

Two of the following:

257, 265, 269, 272, 273

 

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Water and Environmental Management

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The MSc, PGDiploma and PGCertificate programmes are accredited by CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) for a further period of five years, effective from the intake of 2010.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has accredited the Water and Environmental Management MSc programme for intakes 2011-2015 as meeting the requirements for ‘Further Learning’ for a Chartered Engineer (CEng), for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Final award MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Programme title Water and Environmental Management
Programme code CVPT71 + CVPT81
Length of programme 1 year full-time, Diploma: 9 months full-time, Certificate: 2-3 months full-time
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/wedc/

waterandenvironmentalmanagement/ 

The additional information about the programme available from (http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn202.html?b=9)

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme is likely to be of particular interest to applicants who wish to develop careers in planning and managing work in the water and sanitation sector in low- and middle-income countries.  It aims to:

  • Provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively plan, manage and coordinate water, sanitation and environmental services in low- and middle-income countries;
  • Develop participants’ understanding of the principles and practice of sustainable water and environmental management for the public good;
  • Equip students with appropriate expertise and skills for work in low- and middle-income countries; and
  • Provide an opportunity for specialisation in one topic through in depth study during the Research Dissertation module.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

This specification has taken into account the descriptors for a qualification at Masters (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCcert) levels that are set out in the “Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

This MSc programme is taught by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University.  The WEDC Mission Statement is:

Education, training, research and consultancy for improved planning, provision and management of physical infrastructure and services for development in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on the needs and demands of the poor.

WEDC’s postgraduate programmes are multidisciplinary in content so no single-subject benchmarks are wholly applicable to them. There are currently no benchmark statements for Engineering MSc programmes. Although the Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering applies to first degrees in engineering, and not to postgraduate degrees, it has been used to inform the drafting of intended learning outcomes for this programme, with the expectation that postgraduate students attain a higher level than undergraduate students in relevant outcomes. The Subject Benchmark Statement for Master’s Awards in Business and Management has also been consulted because of the management content of the WEDC programmes; the list of skills for all Master’s programmes listed in Appendix 2 is of particular relevance. Note has also been taken of relevant parts of the Annex to Academic Standards – Engineering MEng Degrees.

Following an accreditation visit from CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) in May 2011, the accreditation panel recommended that the MSc, PGDiploma and PGCertificate programmes in Water & Environmental Management be accredited for a further period of five years with effect from the intake of Autumn 2010. Accreditation recognises that these programmes contribute to the academic requirements for CIWEM membership.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has deemed that the MSc programme in Water and Waste Engineering meets the requirements for ‘Further Learning’, for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree, to contribute to achieving Chartered Engineer status, for student intakes 2011-2015 inclusive. (See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.)

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, or explain:

  • the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to public health engineering and environmental management and ways to integrate various perspectives in project planning
  • the links between water, sanitation and health
  • key issues relating to pollution control, particularly for aquatic environments
  • ways of integrating technical and non-technical considerations into project planning, design, execution and evaluation
  • key issues in relation to effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and replicability in planning public health infrastructure and services with a view to reducing their impact on the environment
  • key issues in relation to social and institutional aspects particularly for sustainability of water supply and environmental sanitation services that have minimum impact on the environment
  • major international developments and initiatives, relating to some of the above-mentioned aspects

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • integrate and evaluate multi-disciplinary information, particularly that which relates to pollution control for the aquatic environment
  • describe basic water supply and environmental sanitation options suitable for low- and middle-income countries, and be able to select appropriate options subject to specific constraints
  • describe key water and sanitation sector reform issues such as new public management, decentralisation and public private partnerships.
  • use an interdisciplinary approach to plan appropriate solutions to meet users’ needs and demands for water supply and environmental sanitation.  This will include use of appropriate techniques for technical, financial and institutional analysis.
  • plan, conduct and report a programme of original research.          
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants[1] should be able to:

  • demonstrate practical skills implied in the above statements.
  • demonstrate some basic practical skills relevant to laboratory practical work.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • Use literature critically, assessing it against other evidence, including  personal experience
  • Learn from, and contribute to, discussion with other professionals[1].
  • Demonstrate originality in tackling and solving problems
  • Analyse data, check their validity and make appropriate use of data when writing reports
  • Communicate effectively in writing essays and reports.  This will include presentation and justification of conclusions from quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Show basic keyboard skills for word-processing on a computer
  • Work as a member of a small team[2].
  • Manage time and work to deadlines
  • Continue to advance personal knowledge and understanding of relevant current issues, and develop new skills to a high level.

[1] Gaining these practical skills is not applicable to distance learners who do not also choose to come to Loughborough.

[2] Experience of working in a group is not gained if the Case Study module by DL is chosen instead of the Group Project.

4. Programme structure

4.1    The modules comprising the Programmes are listed below:  The letters (DL) and an asterisk (*) beside the module code indicate modules offered by Distance Learning.  Only those modules specified in Section 2.2 can contribute to the Water and Environmental Management programmes. 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Weight

CVP201

Management of Water and Sanitation 

15

CVP202

Water and Environmental Sanitation

15

CVP204

Water Source Development

15

CVP212

Environmental Assessment

15

CVP215

Small-scale Water Supply and Sanitation

15

CVP218

Integrated Water Resources Management

15

CVP219

Solid Waste Management

15

CVP223

Water Utilities Management

15

CVP227

Data collection, analysis and research

15

CVP228

Group Project

15

 

CVP240

Short Project – Topical Review (Semester 1)

15

CVP241

Short Project – Topical Review (Semester 2)

15

CVP292

Research Dissertation (60 credits – 20 weeks)

60

CVP293

Research Dissertation (60 credits – 72 weeks)

60

 

Note that the following Distance Learning modules may contribute to Programme Code CVPT81, but not to Programme Code CVPT71.  

 

CVP251 *

Management of Water and Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP252 *

Water and Environmental Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP253 *

Data collection, analysis and research (DL)

15

CVP262 *

Environmental Assessment (DL)

15

CVP265 *

Water for Low-Income Communities (DL)

15

CVP268 *

Integrated Water Resources Management (DL)

15

CVP269 *

Solid Waste Management (DL)

15

CVP272 *

Low-cost Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP273 *

Water Utilities Management (DL)

15

CVP278 *

Case Study (DL)

15

CVP296 *

Research Dissertation (60 credits – Two-years) (DL)

60

CVP298 *

Research Dissertation (60 credits – One-year) (DL)

60

 * by Distance Learning

The right is reserved to withdraw or make amendment to the modules available at the beginning of each session.

 

4.2    Modules required for each level of programme are shown in the following tables.  (WEM stands for Water and Environmental Management.) 

For the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), students must choose four modules from the following: 

 

Postgrad Certificate

Compulsory modules

(Three)

Optional modules

(Choose one)

 

WEM

CVP201 or CVP251, CVP202 or CVP252, CVP218 or CVP268.

CVP204,

CVP212 or CVP262,

CVP215,

CVP219 or CVP269,

CVP223 or CVP273,

CVP227 or CVP253,

CVP240 or CVP241

CVP265

CVP272.

For the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), students must choose eight modules from the following: 

 

Postgrad Diploma

Compulsory modules

(Six)

Optional modules

(Choose two)

 

WEM

CVP201 or CVP251, CVP202 or CVP252, CVP223 or CVP273, CVP218 or CVP268, CVP227 or CVP253,

CVP228 or CVP278.

CVP204,

CVP212 or CVP262,

CVP215,

CVP219 or CVP269,

CVP240 or CVP241

CVP265

CVP272

For the award of Master of Science (MSc), students must choose nine modules from the following: 

 

MSc

Compulsory modules

(Seven)

Optional modules

(Choose two, but see Paragraph 2.3 below)

 

WEM

CVP201 or CVP251,

CVP202 or CVP252,

CVP223 or CVP273,

CVP218 or CVP268,

CVP227 or CVP253,

CVP228 or CVP278,

CVP292 or CVP293 or CVP296 or CVP298.

CVP204,

CVP212 or CVP262,

CVP215,

CVP219 or CVP269,

CVP240 or CVP241

CVP265

CVP272

 

4.3    Module Numbers CVP251, CVP252, CVP253, CVP262, CVP265, CVP268, CVP269, CVP272, CVP273, CVP278, CVP296 and CVP298 are studied by Distance-learning.  Some of these (CVP251, CVP252, CVP253, CVP262, CVP268, CVP269, CVP273, CVP278, CVP296 and CVP298) are direct alternatives to modules CVP201, CVP202, CVP227, CVP212, CVP218, CVP219, CVP223, CVP228, CVP240 or CVP241, CVP292 and CVP293 respectively, which are taught at Loughborough University.  Candidates may not study two modules having the same Module Title but taught using different techniques. 

4.4    Module Numbers CVP265 and/or CVP272 may be studied in place of CVP215; but candidates may not study CVP215 in addition to either CVP265 or CVP272. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Water and Waste Engineering (Distance Learning)

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Accredited by CIWEM (Charted Institution of

Water and Environmental Management) for students who graduate in, or before, academic year 2017-18.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has accredited the Water and Waste Engineering (Distance Learning) MSc programme for intakes 2011-2015 as meeting the requirements for ‘Further Learning’ for a Chartered Engineer (CEng), for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Final award MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Programme title Water and Waste Engineering
Programme code CVPT77
Length of programme MSc: typically 2-5 years, Diploma: typically 2-4 years, Certificate: typically 1-2 years. Delivered by Distance Learning.
Participants have the option of two start dates: Mid-January and Mid-July.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/
departments/civeng/waterandwasteengineeringdistancelearning/

Additional information about the programme is available from (http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn202.html?b=24)

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme is likely to be of particular interest to applicants who wish to develop careers in aspects of design, implementation and management of water supply and waste management for low- and middle-income countries.  It aims to:

  • Provide Engineers and Scientists with the knowledge and skills to meet the global challenge of basic services for low- and middle-income countries;
  • Develop participants’ understanding of important aspects of sustainable public health infrastructure and services for all levels of consumers;
  • Equip students with appropriate expertise and skills for work in low- and middle-income countries; and
  • Provide an opportunity for specialisation in one topic through in depth study during the Research Dissertation module.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

This specification has taken into account the descriptors for a qualification at Masters (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) levels that are set out in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

These postgraduate programmes are taught by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. WEDC’s postgraduate programmes are multidisciplinary in content so no single-subject benchmarks are wholly applicable to them. There are currently no benchmark statements for Engineering MSc programmes. Although the Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering applies to first degrees in engineering, and not to postgraduate degrees, it has been used to inform the drafting of intended learning outcomes for this programme, with the expectation that postgraduate students attain a higher level than undergraduate students in relevant outcomes. The Subject Benchmark Statement for Master’s Awards in Business and Management has also been consulted because of the management content of the WEDC programmes; the list of skills for all Master’s programmes listed in Appendix 2 is of particular relevance. Note has also been taken of relevant parts of the Annex to Academic Standards – Engineering MEng Degrees.

Following an accreditation visit from CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) in May 2011, the accreditation panel recommended that the Water & Waste Engineering MSc, PGDiploma and PGCertificate, when studied by Distance Learning, be accredited for students who graduate in, or before, academic year 2017-18. Accreditation recognises that this programme contributes to the academic requirements for CIWEM membership.

Following an accreditation visit in February 2011, the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) accredited the Water & Waste Engineeering MSc as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who join the programme in, or before, academic year 2015-16, and who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. (See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.)

 

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

Sections 3.1 and 3.2 relate to the outcomes from study for the Master of Science (MSc) award. Section 3.3 gives details about outcomes from study to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate (PCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PDip) awards.

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to public health engineering and ways to integrate various perspectives in project planning
  •  the links between water, sanitation and health
  • ways of integrating technical and non-technical considerations into project planning, design, execution and evaluation
  • key issues in relation to effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and replicability in planning public health infrastructure and services
  • key issues in relation to social and institutional aspects, particularly for sustainability of water supply and environmental sanitation services
  • major international developments and initiatives, relating to some of the above- mentioned aspects

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • plan, conduct and report a programme of original research (demonstrated in the Research Dissertation module)
  • integrate and evaluate multi-disciplinary information
  • describe basic water supply and environmental sanitation options suitable for low- and middle-income countries, and be able to select appropriate options subject to specific constraints
  • use an interdisciplinary approach to plan appropriate solutions to meet users’ needs and demands for water supply and environmental sanitation. This will include use of appropriate techniques for technical, financial and institutional analysis.           
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

None. Other than those already implied in the above statements.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to: 

  • demonstrate originality in tackling and solving problems
  • carry out fieldwork for data and information collection
  • use literature critically, assessing it against other evidence, including personal experience
  • analyse and interpret qualitative and quantitative data using a wide variety of techniques, check their validity and make appropriate use of data when writing reports
  • communicate effectively when writing essays and reports. This will include presentation of findings, data analysis and justification of conclusions
  • show basic skills for word-processing on a computer
  • manage time and work to deadlines
  • continue to advance personal knowledge and understanding of relevant current issues, and develop new skills to a high level.

 

3.3       Intended Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Awards:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

The intended learning outcomes for studies that contribute to the Postgraduate Certificate are best defined by combining the intended learning outcomes of each of the four modules chosen to contribute to the programme (see Section 4.2).  An index list of all module specifications can be found at http://cisbravo.lboro.ac.uk/epublic/wp5016.main?dept=CV&dept2=CV

Postgraduate Certificate students should obtain the general learning outcomes listed below (Section 4) for the MSc programme but not to the extent that will be expected of MSc students. However, the learning outcomes arising specifically from the Group Project, Case Study and Individual Research Project are not relevant because none of these modules are options for the Certificate programme.

  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

The intended learning outcomes for studies that contribute to the Postgraduate Diploma will be the same as those specified below (Section 4) for the MSc programme other than those that relate to the Individual Research Project module which is not an option for the Diploma programme.

 

4. Programme structure

4.1    The programme comprises selections from the following modules that are all studied by Distance Learning:

 (A different programme CVPT79, also called Water and Waste Engineering allows a mixture of DL and campus based modules).

 

Code

 

Module Title

Credit

Weighting

CVP251

Management of Water and Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP252

Water and Environmental Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP253*

Data Collection, Analysis and Research* (DL)

15

CVP257

Wastewater Treatment (DL)

15

CVP258

Urban Infrastructure (DL)

15

CVP262**

Environmental Assessment (DL)**

15

CVP265

Water for Low-Income Communities (DL)

15

CVP268

Integrated Water Resources Management (DL)

15

CVP269

Solid Waste Management (DL)

15

CVP272

Low-Cost Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP273

Water Utilities Management (DL)

15

CVP278

Case Study (DL)

15

CVP290

Short Project – Research Appreciation (DL)

[No longer offered]

15

 

CVP295*

Research Dissertation  (DL) (One-year option)*+

60

CVP296

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two-year option)+

60

CVP297*

Research Dissertation (DL) (Two-year option)*+

60

CVP298

Research Dissertation (DL) (One-year option)+

60

IMPORTANT NOTE:

*   Module CVP253 cannot be studied in conjunction with either CVP295 or CVP297, modules which already include some teaching and assignments relating to research skills.

**  Module CVP262 is not an option for students starting their programme after January 2014. Instead CVP268 can be chosen.

+   The Research Dissertation module was formally called Individual Research Project.

Module CVP290 has now been discontinued but for students who have already studied it, it can contribute to the programme.

  

4.2    Modules required for each level of the Water and Waste Engineering programme are shown in the following tables. 

For the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), students must choose the following four modules: 

Compulsory modules

(prefix with CVP)

Optional modules

(prefix with CVP)

 251, 252

Two of the following:

257, 258, 265, 269, 272

 

For the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), students must choose eight modules from the following: 

Compulsory modules

(prefix with CVP)

Optional modules

(prefix with CVP)

 251, 252 AND 278

Five of the following:

253, 257, 258, 265, 268 (or 262**) 269, 272, 273, 290

 Notes:

**Module 262 is not an option for students starting their programme in January 2014 or after.

If a diploma students is planning at some later stage to upgrade his/her diploma to an MSc he/she should to choose to study module CVP253 (Data Collection, Analysis and Research) as part of the diploma because this is a compulsory module for MSc students, who also need to study CVP295/297 (Research Dissertation).

 

For the award of Master of Science (MSc)

a)  Students who started their programmes before January 2013 will normally choose nine modules from the following: 

Compulsory modules

(prefix with CVP)

Optional modules

(prefix with CVP)

 

251, 252, 278, AND 295/297

Five of the following:

257, 258, 262 (or 268), 265, 269, 272, 273, [290]

Note:

A student who started before January 2013 can replace one of the optional modules with module CVP253 as long as she/he also chooses to replace module CVP 295/297 with CVP298/296. 

Module CVP290 has now been discontinued but for students who have already studied it, it can contribute to the programme. 

b) Students starting their programmes in January 2013 or after need to choose nine modules from the following: 

Compulsory modules                       Optional modules 

(prefix with CVP)

(prefix with CVP)

251, 252, 253, 278, AND 296/298

Four of the following:

257, 258, 265, 268 (or 262**) 269, 272 273

 Note:

**Module 262 is not an option for students starting their programme in January 2014 or after. 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Water and Waste Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The MSc, PGDiploma and PGCertificate programmes are accredited by CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) for a further period of five years, effective from the intake of 2010.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has accredited the Water and Waste Engineering MSc programme for intakes 2011-2015 as meeting the requirements for ‘Further Learning’ for a Chartered Engineer (CEng), for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree. 

Final award MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Programme title Water and Waste Engineering
Programme code CVPT70 + CVPT79
Length of programme 1 year full-time, Diploma: 9 months full-time, Certificate: 2-3 months full-time.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/wedc/

waterandwasteengineering/

Additional information about the programme is available at:
http://wedc.lboro.ac.uk/learn/learn202.html?b=13

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

This programme is likely to be of particular interest to applicants who wish to develop careers in aspects of design, implementation and management of water supply and waste management for low- and middle-income countries.  It aims to: 

  • Provide Engineers and Scientists with the knowledge and skills to meet the global challenge of basic services for low- and middle-income countries;
  • Develop participants’ understanding of important aspects of sustainable public health infrastructure and services for all levels of consumers;
  • Equip students with appropriate expertise and skills for work in low- and middle-income countries; and
  • Provide an opportunity for specialisation in one topic through in depth study during the Research Dissertation module.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

This specification has taken into account the descriptors for a qualification at Masters (MSc), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) levels that are set out in the “Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.”

This MSc programme is taught by the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at LoughboroughUniversity.  The WEDC Mission Statement is:

Education, training, research and consultancy for improved planning, provision and management of physical infrastructure and services for development in low- and middle-income countries, focusing on the needs and demands of the poor.

WEDC’s postgraduate programmes are multidisciplinary in content so no single-subject benchmarks are wholly applicable to them. There are currently no benchmark statements for Engineering MSc programmes. Although the Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering applies to first degrees in engineering, and not to postgraduate degrees, it has been used to inform the drafting of intended learning outcomes for this programme, with the expectation that postgraduate students attain a higher level than undergraduate students in relevant outcomes. The Subject Benchmark Statement for Master’s Awards in Business and Management has also been consulted because of the management content of the WEDC programmes; the list of skills for all Master’s programmes listed in Appendix 2 is of particular relevance. Note has also been taken of relevant parts of the Annex to Academic Standards – Engineering MEng Degrees.

Following an accreditation visit from CIWEM (Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management) in May 2011, the accreditation panel recommended that the MSc, PGDiploma and PGCertificate programmes in Water & Waste Engineering be accredited for a further period of five years with effect from the intake of Autumn 2010. Accreditation recognises that these programmes contribute to the academic requirements for CIWEM membership.

The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) has deemed that the MSc programme in Water and Waste Engineering meets the requirements for ‘Further Learning’, for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree, to contribute to achieving Chartered Engineer status, for student intakes 2011-2015 inclusive.  (See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.)

 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme participants should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, or explain:

  • the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to public health engineering and ways to integrate various perspectives in project planning
  • the links between water, sanitation and health
  • ways of integrating technical and non-technical considerations into project planning, design, execution and evaluation
  • key issues in relation to effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and replicability in planning public health infrastructure and services
  • key issues in relation to social and institutional aspects particularly for sustainability of water supply and environmental sanitation services
  • major international developments and initiatives, relating to some of the above-mentioned aspects

 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • integrate and evaluate multi-disciplinary information
  • describe basic water supply and environmental sanitation options suitable for low- and middle-income countries, and be able to select appropriate options subject to specific constraints
  • describe key water and sanitation sector reform issues such as new public management, decentralisation and public private partnerships.
  • use an interdisciplinary approach to plan appropriate solutions to meet users’ needs and demands for water supply and environmental sanitation.  This will include use of appropriate techniques for technical, financial and institutional analysis.
  • plan, conduct and report a programme of original research

 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

 

On successful completion of this programme, participants[1] should be able to:

  • demonstrate practical skills implied in the above statements.
  • demonstrate some practical skills relevant to laboratory practical work

[1] Gaining these practical skills is not applicable to Distance Learners who do not also come to Loughborough.

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • Use literature critically, assessing it against other evidence, including  personal experience
  • Learn from, and contribute to, discussion with other professionals[2].
  • Demonstrate originality in tackling and solving problems
  • Analyse data, check their validity and make appropriate use of data when writing reports
  • Communicate effectively in writing essays and reports.  This will include presentation and justification of conclusions from quantitative and qualitative analyses.
  • Show basic keyboard skills for word-processing on a computer
  • Work as a member of a small team
  • Manage time and work to deadlines
  • Continue to advance personal knowledge and understanding of relevant current issues, and develop new skills to a high level. 

[2]Experience of working in a group is not gained if the Case Study module by DL is chosen instead of the Group Project

4. Programme structure

4.1    The modules comprising the Programmes are listed below:  The letters (DL) and an asterisk (*) beside the module code indicate modules offered by Distance Learning.  Only those modules specified in Section 4.2 can contribute to the Water and Waste Engineering programmes. 

Module Code

Module Title

Module Weight

CVP201

Management of Water and Sanitation

15

CVP204

Water Source Development

15

CVP207

Wastewater Treatment

15

CVP218

Integrated Water Resources Management

15

CVP219

Solid Waste Management

15

CVP223

Water Utilities Management

15

CVP227

Data collection, analysis and research

15

CVP228

Group Project

15

CVP230

Water Distribution and Drainage Systems

15

CVP235

Water and Waste Engineering Principles

15

CVP240

Short Project – Topical Review (Semester 1)

15

CVP241

Short Project – Topical Review (Semester 2)

15

CVP292

Research Dissertation (60 credits – 20 weeks)

60

CVP293

Research Dissertation (60 credits – 72 weeks)

60

 

Note that the following Distance Learning modules may contribute to Programme Code CVPT79, but not to Programme Code CVPT70.  

 

CVP251 *

Management of Water and Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP252 *

Water and Environmental Sanitation (DL)

15

CVP253 *

Data collection, analysis and research (DL)

15

CVP257 *

Wastewater Treatment (DL)

15

CVP268 *

Integrated Water Resources Management (DL)

15

CVP269 *

Solid Waste Management (DL)

15

CVP273 *

Water Utilities Management (DL)

15

CVP278 *

Case Study (DL)

15

CVP296 *

Research Dissertation (60 credits – Two-years) (DL)

60

CVP298 *

Research Dissertation (60 credits – One-year) (DL)

60

 * by Distance Learning

The right is reserved to withdraw or make amendment to the modules available at the beginning of each session.

4.2    Modules required for each level of programme are shown in the following tables.  (WWE stands for Water and Waste Engineering.)

For the award of Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), students must choose four modules from the following: 

 

Postgrad Certificate

Compulsory modules

(Two)

Optional modules

(Choose two)

 

WWE

CVP201 or CVP251,

CVP235 or CVP252.

CVP204,

CVP207 or CVP257,

CVP223, or CVP273

CVP227 or CVP253,

CVP230,

CVP218 or CVP268,

CVP219 or CVP269,

CVP240 or CVP241.

 

For the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip), students must choose eight modules from the following: 

 

Postgrad Diploma

Compulsory modules

(Five)

Optional modules

(Choose three)

 

WWE

CVP201 or CVP251,

CVP223 or CVP273,

CVP235 or CVP252,

CVP227 or CVP253,

CVP228 or CVP278.

CVP204,

CVP207 or CVP257,

CVP230,

CVP218 or CVP268,

CVP219 or CVP269,

CVP240 or CVP241.

 

For the award of Master of Science (MSc), students must choose nine modules from the following: 

 

MSc

Compulsory modules

(Six)

Optional modules

(Choose three, but see Paragraph 2.3 below)

 

WWE

CVP201 or CVP251,

CVP223 or CVP273,

CVP235 or CP252,

CVP227 or CVP253,

CVP228 or CVP278,

CVP292 or CVP293 or CVP296 or CVP298.

CVP204,

CVP207 or CVP257,

CVP230,

CVP218 or CVP268,

CVP219 or CVP269,

CVP240 or CVP241.

 

4.3    Module Numbers CVP251, CVP252, CVP253, CVP257, CVP268, CVP269, CVP273, CVP278, CVP296 and CVP298 are studied by Distance-learning.  Some of these (CVP251, CVP252, CVP253, CVP257, CVP268, CVP269, CVP273, CVP278, CVP296 and CVP298) are direct alternatives to modules CVP201, CVP235, CVP227, CVP207, CVP218, CVP219, CVP223, CVP228, CVP240 or CVP241, CVP292 and CVP293 respectively, which are taught at Loughborough University.  Candidates may not study two modules having the same Module Title but taught using different techniques.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

Programme Specification

CV MSc Low Energy Building Services Engineering

Academic Year: 2013/14

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Reg. XXI (Postgraduate Awards) (see University Regulations)
  • Module Specifications
  • The teaching, learning and assessment strategies used at Loughborough (available soon)
  • What makes Loughborough University programmes and its graduates distinctive (available soon)
  • Summary
  • Programme aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Programme structure
  • Progression and weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different)
Owning school/department School of Civil and Building Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The programme is accredited for further learning for CEng and professional membership by CIBSE and the Energy Institute.

Final award MSc, PGDip, PGCert
Programme title Low Energy Building Services Engineering
Programme code CVPT39/45
Length of programme The programme registration is for a minimum of 1 year (full-time) and 2 years (part-time) and a maximum of 3 years (full-time) and 5 years (part-time).
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/courses/departments/civeng/

lowenergybuildingservicesengineering/

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  •  To provide students with a high quality education in the field of low energy Building Services Engineering and the associated low building design disciplines;
  • To develop a range of key transferable  and technical skills required within Building Services Engineering industry including skills in research;
  • To provide students with deep understanding of the design of mechanical building services systems, the design and operation of buildings, and building thermal comfort;
  • To develop skills in the design and thermal modelling of low energy buildings; and
  • To enable students to develop their own research ideas, a strong approach to problem solving and manage their time effectively.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

  • QAA Benchmark statements for engineering.
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
  • CIBSE Competence Criteria for Corporate Membership (based on the Competence Statements issued by the Engineering Council)
  • University Learning and Teaching Strategy

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow applied to buildings.
  • The factors that influence human thermal comfort and indoor air quality.
  • The process of estimating building thermal loads.
  • The design of hydronic heating systems.
  • The design and psychrometric analysis of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.
  • The design and analysis of primary plant, including boilers, refrigeration systems, and combined heat and power systems.
  • The elements of a building energy control system, together with supervisory and local-loop control strategies.
  • Procedures for the commissioning of building energy systems.
  • The role of the architect in building design, and the building concept design process.
  • The principles and methods of low carbon building design.
  • The numerical procedures used in building thermal performance models, together with practicable approaches to building thermal modelling.
  • Research methods applicable to the field of building services engineering.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Analyse, critically appraise and solve both numerical and qualitative problems of a familiar or unfamiliar nature.
  • Generate, collect, and interpret numerical and/or qualitative data.
  • Act independently, or in a group, and be able to adapt to dynamically changing situations that arise from the solution of multi-faceted and evolving design problems.
  • Interpret, categorise, and simplify the representation the sub-systems and zones of a complex building.
  • Identify their own learning needs, plan to meet these needs, and evaluate the learning outcomes.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Conduct a thermodynamic, heat transfer, and/or fluid flow analysis of building thermal systems.
  • Set thermal comfort and indoor air quality design criteria.
  • Calculate building heat loads.
  • Identify suitable control zones for a building.
  • Select primary and secondary system types that operate to meet the desired internal environmental design conditions, and with the minimum of energy use.
  • Determine the thermal capacity of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning secondary systems (including hydronic heating systems).
  • Determine the thermal capacity of primary systems (boilers, refrigeration systems, and combined-heat and power systems).
  • Complete a concept design for a building control system, including the selection of sensors, and local loop and supervisory control strategies.
  • Select valves and dampers that produce a linear static control characteristic.
  • Working from an Architects brief, produce an initial concept design for the layout and form of a building.
  • Develop procedures for the commissioning of building thermal systems.
  • Analyse and select low carbon technologies and design solutions for low carbon buildings.
  • Model and simulate the thermal performance of a building.
  • Perform short research projects, in the field of building services engineering and building energy.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Communicate effectively, graphically and in writing.
  • Communicate effectively, orally.
  • Use information technology (IT), such as word-processors, spreadsheets, presentation packages, email, and the world-wide web.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills, including problems where information is limited, contradictory, and/or unreliable.
  • Demonstrate numeracy, mathematical skills, and computational skills.
  • Undertake a critical appraisal of their work.
  • Undertake a critical appraisal of the work of their peers.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Manage workloads and time effectively.

4. Programme structure

For full-time students the modules will normally be taken as 60 credits per semester. All modules are compulsory and are taught in one-week blocks except the research project module (CVP313).

Semester One

Code

Title

Weight

CVP301

Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow

10

CVP305

Building Thermal Loads and Systems

15

CVP310

Advanced Thermal Modelling

15

CVP306

Building Energy Supply Systems

15

CVP319

Research Methods in Building Performance

10

 Semester Two

Code

Title

Weight

CVP302

Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality

15

CVP307

Building Control and Commissioning

10

CVP308

Concept Design

15

CVP309

Low Carbon Building Design

15

 Semester One & Two

Code

Title

Weight

CVP313

Research Project

60

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the purposes of Final Degree Classification

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