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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering and Design Management (2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2019/20

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 applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

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

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Final award BSc (Hons)/ BSc (Hons) DIS
Programme title Architectural Engineering and Design Management
Programme code CVUB20
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 6 semesters, or 8 semesters if students undertake industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, which occurs between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code K236, K237
Admissions criteria

BSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/k236

BSc DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/k237

Date at which the programme specification was published Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:40:02 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a multi-disciplinary architectural engineering and design management degree programme with an educational experience that comprises building design, technology and management.
  • To provide a high-quality teaching environment that develops a clear cognisance of the construction industry and capacity to solve building design, technical, and coordination problems.
  • To equip students with a broad base of theoretical, practical and management knowledge and skills to facilitate the integration of design and construction disciplines.
  • To develop lifelong learning skills and personal development awareness to enhance students’ ability to sustain a leading design management role.
  • To produce architectural engineering and design management graduates who have the potential – with further learning – to become Chartered and play a significant role in the management and delivery of construction projects.

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

External reference points include:

  • The Chartered Institute of Building (professional studies function D Construction Management)
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (2014) Part A: Setting and Maintaining Academic Standards: The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies, QAA, Gloucester.

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: 

K1   Design Management: Practice and procedures relevant to design management which includes construction documentation, estimating and tendering, practical surveying and planning of construction.

K2   Building Design and Detailing: For building performance and sustainability, building services, building materials, architectural and structural design.

K3   Construction technology: Principles of how buildings are designed and constructed.

K4   Principles of management: Concepts of project management and the management of construction companies, with a focus on Design Management.

K5   ICT systems: Building modelling and visualisation tools for multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed project teams.

K6   Construction Law and Contract Administration: As it relates to the management of building projects.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1   Analyse and solve design management problems, applying professional judgement to balance risks, costs, time, quality and safety.

C2   Integrate and evaluate information and data from a variety of sources, including drawings, specifications, codes of practices, bills of quantities and legal forms of contract.

C3   Plan, conduct and report on a programme of built environment research.

C4   Analyse and solve technical construction problems.

C5   Take a holistic approach to planning and execution of construction projects through the implementation of information technology and digital systems.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1   Quantify and measure design projects.

P2   Use equipment to survey and produce drawings and reports.

P3   Prepare technical and financial reports.

P4   Design, plan for and implement solutions to technical problems.

P5   Use commercial and technical and managerial literature effectively.

P6   Produce and present technical presentations.

P7   Use computational tools and packages.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1   Communicate in a variety of media to suit the professional context.

T2   Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

T3   Manage resources of time and money.

T4   Use information, communication and digital technology.

T5   Apply mathematical skills relevant to construction management, including statistics.

T6   Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations.

T7   Learn effectively for continuing professional development within the context of professional membership of an authoritative institution.

T8   Balance risks and make informed decisions.

4. Programme structure

4.1         Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1      Semesters 1 & 2 

(i)  COMPULSORY MODULES (120 credits) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structures & Construction

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA101

Professional Skills

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA121

Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

CVA122

Construction Technology (Buildings)

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

 CVA125

Professional Practice (AEDM)

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

 20

CVA126

Design Management

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

 

(ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (none) 

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1      Semester 1 & 2 

i)    COMPULSORY MODULES (120 credits) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NB01

Construction Technology (Infrastructure)

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

NB02

Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) Services

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

NB03

Construction Law and Contract Administration

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

NB04

Planning Estimating, Cost Monitoring & Control

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

NB05

Sustainable Building Design

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

NB07

BIM and Collaborative Design

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

 

ii)    OPTIONAL MODULES (none) 

 

4.3      Part C - Degree Modules

Modules with their weights in parentheses are taught in Semesters 1 and 2. 

4.3.1    Semester 1 

(i)  COMPULSORY MODULES (10 credits) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC03

Project Definition and Optimisation

10

  

(ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (Students should select modules totalling 20 credits) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC04

Building Pathology

10

NC08

Construction Contracts (NEC4)

10

NC11

Teamwork and Leadership

10

NC07

Advanced Estimating and Planning

10

 4.3.2    Semester 2 

(i)  OPTIONAL MODULES (Students should select modules totaling 20 credits)  

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC02

Management of People, Projects and Organisations

10

NC08

Construction Contracts (FIDIC)

10

NC12

Advanced Construction

10

 

Language Module (at level 3 or above)

10

 

4.3.3    Semester 1 & 2 

(i)  COMPULSORY MODULES (70 credits) 

Moduel Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC01

Dissertation

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 20 credits)

30

NC05

Architectural Design and Detailing

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

NC10

Collaborative BIM Design Management

(Sem 1: 10 credits; Sem 2: 10 credits)

20

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

4.1   In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to C and to be eligible for the award of an Honours degree, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but also accumulate 120 credits in each Part. 

4.2   Candidates cannot progress from Part B to the DIS year until Part B progression requirements have been met.

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

Candidates' final degree classification will be determined on the basis of their performance in degree level Module Assessments in Parts B and C. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 40: Part C 60 to determine the final percentage mark.

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