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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MEng (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 MEng (Hons) or MEng (Hons) with DIS
Programme title Civil Engineering
Programme code CVUM01
Length of programme The duration of the programme is either 8 semesters or 10 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 H203, H202
Admissions criteria

MEng - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h203

MEng DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/h202

Date at which the programme specification was published Thu, 04 Apr 2019 15:36:27 BST

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a high-quality educational experience that develops students’ knowledge and skills to a depth and breadth expected of Masters level graduates, in preparation for career in the construction industry and make a valuable contribution to society. 
  • To provide an accredited extended programme of study with a strong emphasis on industrial relevance that fully satisfies the educational base to become a Chartered Engineer, and with the opportunity of sponsorship and training from a leading construction company. 
  • To produce civil engineering graduates with strong teamwork and leadership skills, who are equipped to play a leading role in industry, with potential to take responsibility for innovation and change. 
  • To develop students’ analytical, management and key transferrable skills to a depth and breadth that will enable them to gain high quality employment in a wide variety of professions. 
  • To develop a strong capacity for independent learning and self-reliance to help students 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.      Relevant mathematics, science and engineering principles in the field of structures, geotechnics, water engineering and surveying;

K2.      The properties, behaviour, fabrication and use of relevant materials;

K3.      Construction technology and civil engineering practice;

K4.      The management of projects through planning, finance, contract procedures and quality systems;

K5.      Principles of design specific to civil engineering.

K6.      The role of codes of practice and the regulatory framework in design and practice;

K7.      The principles, importance and management of relevant information technology;

K8.      The role of the professional engineer in society, including health, safety and sustainability issues;

K9.      Team roles, team-working skills and leadership skills;

K10.   Relevant research methods;

K11.   Civil engineering education, design and practice in a European context (Erasmus option in Part D).

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 in the context of the built environment;

C2.     Select and apply appropriate mathematical and computing methods for modelling and analysing problems;

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

C4.     Evaluate and integrate information and processes through individual and group project work;

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

C6.     Identify and apply appropriate project management techniques;

C7.     Evaluate alternative techniques and strategies for managing people at work;

C8.     Analyse and interpret financial information.

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 in the laboratory and in the field;

P3.     Use appropriate specialist computer software;

P4.     Prepare technical reports and give technical presentations;

P5.     Prepare technical drawings both manually and using CAD;

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1.      Communicate effectively 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 and manage a small team;

T6.      Manage workloads and time effectively;

T7.      Work with limited or contradictory information;

T8.      Monitor, plan and reflect upon personal development and career development;

T9.      Communicate effectively at a professional level in a second European language (Erasmus option only).

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

Title

Modular Weight

NCVB001

Open Channel Flow Design and Analysis

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

20

NCVB002

Soil Mechanics and Geology

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

20

NCVB003

Project Delivery

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

20

NCVB004

Practical Skills for Civil Engineering

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

20

NCVB005

Analysis and Design of Steel and Timber Structures

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

20

NCVB006

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

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC011

Teamwork and Leadership

10

 Semester 2 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC001

Sustainability Development Project

10

 

Semester 1 and 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC001

Further Structural Analysis and Geotechnical Design

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

20

NCVC002

Transport Infrastructure Engineering

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

20

NCVD002

Research Dissertation

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

40

 

(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

 *The language module will be 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 personal tutor.

 

(ii)            ERASMUS and International Exchange

Students wishing to undertake international exchange will study the first part of the semester one taught modules (COMPRISING 60 Credits) and have alternative assessment at the end of Semester 1 on the modules below.  The research project/dissertation shall continue during Semester 2.  They will undertake 40 Credits of study while abroad as below: 

Compulsory Modules (50 Credits) 

Semester 1

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC001A

Further Structural Analysis (Erasmus)

10

NCVC002A

Transport Infrastructure Engineering (Erasmus)

10

NCVC011

Teamwork and Leadership

10

NCVD002

Research Dissertation

20

(i)       Optional Modules

Semester 1 (Students should select modules totalling 10 credits) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC BENG

10 Credit BEng Module

10

NCVC

Language

10

 

Semester 2  (Students should select modules totalling 60 credits) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVD002

Research Dissertation

20

and

 

 

NCVC

Erasmus Exchange (including UNITECH)

40

Or

 

 

NCVC

International Exchange

40

Note: UNITECH is an industrially sponsored exchange scheme within Europe 

 

Part D

Semester 1 

Compulsory Modules (45 Credits) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVD001

Design Project

15

NCVPA

Advanced (Infrastructure) Design - Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

15

NCVPB

Advanced Modelling (Geotechnical and Environmental Modelling)

15

Optional Modules (Students should select modules totalling 15 credits) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVP400

Management of water and environmental sanitation infrastructure

15

CVP320

Digital Buildings in a Global Design Context

15

Semester 2 

Compulsory Modules (45 credits) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVD001

Design Project

30

NCVPC

Principles of Project Management

15

Optional Modules (Students should select modules totalling 15 credits) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVPXXX

Infrastructure maintenance and conservation

15

CVP325

Federated Building Information Modelling

15

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1    In order to progress from Part A to Part B, from Part B to C, from C to D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree, candidates must not only satisfy the requirements set out in Regulation XX but must also accumulate 120 credits in each Part to progress and must normally obtain a minimum overall average mark of 55% in each Part. 

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

5.3    Any candidates who fails to progress from Parts A or B may transfer to the appropriate Part of the BEng programme in Civil Engineering before or after re-assessment, provided that the candidate has satisfied the progression requirements for that programme. 

5.4    Any candidate who fails to progress from Part C may, at the discretion of the Examiners, may be awarded a BEng in Civil Engineering with a classification based on the candidate’s performance in relevant Part B and C modules, using modules and weightings appropriate to the BEng Programme. 

5.5    Any candidate who fails to qualify for the award of the Integrated Masters Degree in Part D may, at the discretion of the Examiners, may be awarded a BEng in Civil Engineering with a classification based on the candidate’s performance in Parts B and C using modular weightings appropriate to the BEng programme.

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, C and D. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20: Part C 40 : Part D 40  to determine the final percentage mark (from 2019 entry).

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