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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (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
Final award BEng (Hons)/ BEng (Hons) DIS
Programme title Civil Engineering
Programme code CVUB01
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 in Industrial Studies (DIS) which occurs between Part B and Part C
UCAS code H200, H201
Admissions criteria

BEng -  http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h200

BEng DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h201

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 03 Apr 2019 16:19:16 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a broad and well-balanced degree programme that develops students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills over the full range of core subject areas equipping them for employment across all fields of the civil engineering industry, as well as other related fields; 
  • To provide a high-quality educational experience that develops students’ skills and aspirations, including opportunities for sponsorship and training from a leading construction company, in preparation for a career in the construction industry, and make a valuable contribution to society;  
  • To provide an accredited programme of study with a strong emphasis on industrial relevance that fully satisfies the educational base to become an Incorporated Engineer; and partially meets the requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer, with the opportunity on merit to transfer to the MEng and fully satisfy the educational base to become a Chartered Engineer; 
  • To enable students to realise their potential and successfully achieve their own personal goals.

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

  • The UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competencies (The Engineering Council);
  • The Joint Board of Moderators Accreditation Guidelines;
  • QAA Engineering Benchmark statements for Engineering;
  • The Framework for Higher Education Qualifications; and
  • Input from our Industrial Advisory Board.

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.   Mathematics, science and engineering principles in the field of structures, geotechnics, water engineering and surveying;

K2.   Properties, behaviour, fabrication and use of relevant materials;

K3.   Construction technology and civil engineering practice and design;

K4.   Construction management and contract procedure;

K5.   The role of codes of practice and regularity framework in design and practice;

K6.   Principles of design techniques specific to civil engineering;

K7.   Principles of relevant information technology; and

K9.   The role of the professional engineer in society, including health, safety and sustainability issues.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1.   Demonstrate competence in identifying, defining and solving problems within the context of the built environment;

C2.   Apply appropriate mathematical and computer-based methods for modelling and analysing problems;

C3.   Apply appropriate knowledge of techniques and codes of practice to the design of components and systems;

C4.   Demonstrate proficiency in the evaluation and integration of information and processes in project work; and

C5.   Define, conduct and report on an original research project.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1.   Use laboratory and field equipment competently and safely;

P2.   Observe, record, process and analyse data from the laboratory and field;

P3.   Use computational tools and packages;

P4.   Prepare technical reports and give technical presentations;

P5.   Prepare technical drawings; and

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1.   Communicate using a range of media;

T2.   Use ICT tools;

T3.   Use mathematical skills appropriate to an engineer;

T4.   Work independently;

T5.   Work in a team environment;

T6.   Manage workloads and time;

T7.   Work with limited or contradictory information; and

T8.   Monitor, plan and reflect upon skills and training for career development.

4. Programme structure

 

Part A

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA101

Professional Skills

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

20

CVA102

Professional Practice in Civil Engineering

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

20

CVA103

Structural Forms and Stress Analysis

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

20

CVA104

Mathematical Modelling of Structures

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

20

CVA105

Mechanical and Mathematical Principles of Fluid Mechanics

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

20

CVA106

Engineering Materials for Construction

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

20

 

(i)   OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

  

Part B

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Semester

Title

Modular Weight

NCVB001

1 & 2

Open Channel Flow Design and Analysis

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

20

NCVB002

1 & 2

Soil Mechanics and Geology

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

20

NCVB003

1 & 2

Project Delivery

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

20

NCVB004

1 & 2

Practical Skills for Civil Engineering

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

20

NCVB005

1 & 2

Analysis and Design of Steel and Timber Structures

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

20

NCVB006

1 & 2

Analysis and Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

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

20

  

(i)   OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

                                          

Part C

Compulsory Modules (100 Credits) 

Semester 1 

Code

Semester

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC011

1

Teamwork and Leadership

10

NCVC BENG

1

10 Credit BEng Only Module

10

 Semester 2

Code

Semester

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC006

2

Sustainability Design Project

10

 

Semester 1 and 2

Code

Semester

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC001

1 & 2

Further Structural Analysis and Geotechnical Design

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

20

NCVC002

1 & 2

Transport Infrastructure Engineering

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

20

NCVC007

1 & 2

Research Dissertation

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

30

 

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

Semester 1 and 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC

Ground Engineering

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

20

NCVC

Structural Engineering

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

20

NCVC

Developing Countries

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

20

NCVC

Water and Environment

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

20

NCVC

Project Management

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

20

NCVC

Language*

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

20

 *Language module at the appropriate level, typically Level 3 or higher, which will be treated as a degree level module, and is subject to approval by the Year Tutor following discussion with the personal tutor.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

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

5.2   Candidates cannot progress from Part B to the DIS year until Part B progression requirements have been met by the end of the special assessment period at the end of Part B. 

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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