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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Transport and Business Management

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

Final award BSc (Hons)
Programme title Transport and Business Management
Programme code CVUB15
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 which occurs between Part B and Part C.
Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at a European University which is a member of the EU approved SOCRATES programme. Such a course of study must be undertaken for one semester in Part B of the degree programme.
UCAS code N920, N921
Admissions criteria

BSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/n920

BSc DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/n921

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an undergraduate programme in transport and business management appropriate to the needs of students.
  • To provide an undergraduate programme that offers opportunities for learning, reflection, scholarship and relevant research.
  • To enhance the learning experience of students by means of a range of appropriate methods.
  • To develop involvement with the principal sectors of the transport industry.
  • To equip students with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of transport, so that they will be able to play a full part in its future development.

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

 

There is at present no nationally agreed subject benchmark statement for transport programmes.  The benchmark standards which have been devised for undergraduate transport programmes have been based on the relevant accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the professional body with chartered status, as well as the Self-Assessment Document produced for the QAA's recent 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 this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The context in which transport operates, including the functions and sectors allied to transport, their operation and the links between them;
  • The key concepts, theories and principles in transport operations, and business management;
  • The linkages and inter-relationships between the elements which constitute the study of transport operations, business management, and the relationships between them and related subjects;
  • One or more areas of specialist knowledge associated with transport operations, management and/or planning;
  • The principles and skills used in transport operations, and business management in the solution of problems including an ability: to collect, analyse and interpret data and information; to use appropriate analytical tools; and to use standard and relevant ICT applications; and
  • The skills to identify options, to question conventional wisdom, to provide advice in oral and written form, and to apply professional judgement in making recommendations and solving problems.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Display and utilise academic knowledge and understanding appropriate to the study of transport operations, and business management;
  • Collect, analyse and interpret a range of data and information, and apply them to specific situations;
  • Understand, integrate and synthesise a range of complex concepts and disciplines appropriate to the study of transport operations, and business management; and
  • Define problems, provide solutions and offer a critical appraisal of the outcomes.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Planning and making oral presentations;
  • Research skills - including the preparation of a substantial dissertation;
  • Interpersonal situations including working in groups;
  • The use and application of ICT; and
  • The collection, analysis and synthesis of numerical information and the application of numerical and statistical techniques.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: a highly developed comprehension of the interaction and relative importance of personal skills and attributes within transport and business management, including: decision-making, self development, reflective practice and self management skills together with personal planning skills, integrity, flexibility and recognition of the need for life-long learning.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A  -  Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSA525

Introduction to Accounting

10

CVA001

Development of Communication and Learning Skills

10

CVA041

Introduction to Transport Systems

10

CVA042

Introduction to Management

10

CVA045

Introduction to Air Transport

10

CVA121

Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment (20)

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.1.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)  

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA044

Introduction to Logistics

10

CVA047

Transport and Society

10

CVA121

Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment (20)

10

MAA211

Management Statistics

10

TTA302

Road Transport Technology

10

 

 (ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVA050

Air Transport Technology

10

or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

4.2       Part B  -  Degree Modules 

4.2.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB051

Global Logistics and Management

10

CVB052

Statistical Analysis in Transport

20

CVB058

Transport Planning

10

CVB063

Transport Research Methods and Digital Skills (20)

10

 

(ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVB059

Airport Planning

10

CVB060

Airline Business Strategies

10

or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

4.2.2    Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB021

Management Principles and Practice

10

CVB055

Supply Chain Management

10

CVB061

Transport and the Environment

10

CVB063

Transport Research Methods and Digital Skills (20)

10

CVB064

Project Appraisal

10

 

(ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVB057

Airport Operations

10

or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

 

In place of (i) and (ii) above students may take the SOCRATES module CVB066, which has a modular weight of 60. 

 

4.3 Part C – Degree Modules 

4.3.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC061

Research Dissertation (30)

10

CVC070

Transport Policy

10

CVC072

Smarter Cities and Urban Mobility

10

CVC078

Transport Futures (20)

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Modules with a total weight of 20 credits from

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSD523 Enterprise Technology

10

CVC067

Airline Operations

10

CVC069

Airline Management

10

CVC079

Sustainable Aviation

10

 

4.3.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)  

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC061

Research Dissertation (30)

20

CVC063

Sustainable Cities and Transport

10

CVC064

Public Transport Operations

10

CVC078

Transport Futures (20)

10

 

(ii)          OPTIONAL MODULES

Modules with a total weight of 10 credits from

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC068

Aviation Safety

10

CVC073

Airport Management

10

CVD019

Infrastructure Engineering

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

 

5.1  In order to progress from Part A or Part B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, 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.

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

 

6.1     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.

 

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering Management (entry prior to 2019)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The Chartered Institute of Building

Final award BSc (Hons) DIS/ BSc (Hons)
Programme title Construction Engineering Management
Programme code CVUB29
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters with students undertaking industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, which occurs between Part B and Part C. Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Such a course of study must be undertaken in Semester 1 of the second year of the degree programme.
UCAS code K291
Admissions criteria

BSc DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/k291

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To produce high calibre construction engineering management graduates equipped with the necessary skills to reach the highest echelons of the construction industry. 
  • To provide a first class teaching and learning environment which can develop cognisance of the construction industry, facilitate lifelong learning skills and enhance students’ ability to sustain a leading role amongst construction professionals and make a valuable contribution to industry and society. 
  • To provide opportunities for students to participate and engage in team-building exercises, fieldtrips and exchange programmes. 
  • To enhance graduate employment and career opportunities through work placements with major construction organisations.

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

 External reference points include The Chartered Institute of Building (professional studies function D Construction Management) and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

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. Construction technology, including a comprehensive appreciation of the design, construction and maintenance processes.
  2. The principles of management that include concepts of project management and the management of construction companies.
  3. The fundamental concepts of building services.
  4. Practice and procedures relevant to Construction Engineering Management.
  5. The law as it relates to the construction industry.
  6. Economics and economic principles that impact upon society and the commercial market place.
  7. Information technology and systems that facilitate the electronic market place.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  1. Analyse and solve construction management problems, applying professional judgement to balance risks, costs, time, quality and safety. 
  2. 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.  
  3. Plan, conduct and report on a programme of original research.   
  4. Analyse and solve technical construction problems.
  5. Take a holistic approach to planning and execution of construction projects through the implementation of information technology systems. 
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  1. Quantify and measure construction projects. 
  2. Use survey equipment to survey and produce drawings and reports.
  3. Prepare technical and financial reports.
  4. Design, plan for and implement solutions to technical problems.
  5. Use commercial and technical and managerial literature effectively.
  6. Produce and present technical presentations.
  7. Use computational tools and packages.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  1. Communicate effectively (both written and verbal).
  2. Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  3. Manage resources of time and money.
  4. Use information and communication technology.
  5. Apply mathematical skills (statistics).
  6. Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations. 
  7. Learn effectively for continuing professional development within the context of professional membership of an authoritative institution.
  8. Balance risks and make decisions. 

4. Programme structure

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

 

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

CVA001

Development of Communication and Learning Skills

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA022

Building Environmental Science

10

CVA026

Building Production

10

CVA043

Introduction to Economics

10

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure & Construction (20)

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.1.2    Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA018

Principles of Law

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA021

Site Surveying

10

CVA030

Methods of Measurement

10

CVA031

Construction Live

10

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure & Construction (20)

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1    Semester 1

EITHER  (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB020

Procurement and Contract Administration

10

CVB021

Management Principles & Practices

10

CVB033

Health & Safety

10

CVB041

Plant and Equipment 

10

CVB043

Sustainable Building Design (20)

10

 

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

CVB023

Civil Engineering Technology

10

CVC082

Geotechnical Engineering

10

 

OR COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

CVB039

Exchange

50

CVB040

Hong Kong Project 1

10

 

4.2.2    Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB024

Contractors’ Estimating & Planning

10

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation & Management

10

CVB032

Building Pathology and Management

10

CVB043

Sustainable Building Design (20)

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal 

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

OR COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) - for students who undertake Semester 1 in Hong Kong

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB024

Contractors’ Estimating & Planning

10

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation & Management

10

CVB032

Building Pathology and Management

10

CVB038

Green Building Design

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal 

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.3      Part C - Degree Modules

4.3.1   Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC030

Advanced Mechanical Services

10

CVC037

Pre-construction Planning and Estimating

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (30)

10

CVC081

Value Management & Engineering

10

CVD017

Teamwork and Leadership

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from

CVC027

Construction Business Analysis

10

CVC051

Construction Contracts 

10

 

4.3.4    Semester 2    

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC035

Management Finance

10

CVC038

Building Design Project

10

CVC040

Advanced Construction

10

CVC042

Research Dissertation (30)

20

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES 

One module from

CVC023

Civil Engineering for Developing Countries

 10

CVC044

Management Information Systems

10

CVC045

Collaborative BIM Design Project

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1  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.

5.2  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.

Programme Specification

CV BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Entry prior to 2019)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The Joint Board of Moderators, on behalf of Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Final award BEng (Hons) or BEng (Hons) with 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, 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

1. Programme Aims

  • 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 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 an accredited programme of study with a strong emphasis on industrial relevance that fully satisfies the educational base to become an Incorporated 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 and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The modular BEng programmes were first introduced in 1995.  The aims, intended learning outcomes and curriculum are continually reviewed and currently take account of UK-SPEC, the JBM Accreditation Guidelines, the QAA Engineering Benchmark statements for Engineering, and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, as well as input from our industrial contacts.

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. mathematics, science and engineering principles in the field of structures, geotechnics, water engineering and surveying
  2. properties, behaviour, fabrication and use of relevant materials
  3. construction technology and civil engineering practice
  4. construction management and contract procedure
  5. the role of codes of practice and regularity framework in design and practice
  6. principles of design techniques specific to civil engineering
  7. principles of relevant information technology
  8. 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:

  1. demonstrate competence in identifying, defining and solving engineering problems
  2. apply appropriate mathematical and computer-based methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems
  3. apply appropriate knowledge of techniques and codes of practice to the design of components and systems
  4. demonstrate proficiency in the evaluation and integration of information and processes in project work
  5. display the skills necessary to 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:

  1. use laboratory and field equipment competently and safely
  2. observe, record, process and analyse data from the laboratory and field
  3. use computational tools and packages
  4. prepare technical reports and give technical presentations
  5. prepare technical drawings, both manually and using CAD
  6. apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through a twelve month period of work experience (DIS students only)
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  1. communicate effectively using written, oral and graphical skills
  2. use IT effectively (WP, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, email, WWW and specialist software)
  3. use mathematical skills appropriate to an engineer
  4. work independently
  5. work in a team environment
  6. manage workloads and time effectively
  7. work with limited or contradictory information
  8. monitor, plan and reflect upon skills and training for career development (DIS students only).

4. Programme structure

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

 

4.1 Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1 Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

CVA001

Development of Communication and Learning Skills

10

CVA002

Fluid Mechanics

10

CVA005

Structural Analysis and Mechanics 1 & 2 (20)

10

CVA010

Engineering Materials (20)

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

MAA102

Mathematics 1

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.1.2 Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA005

Structural Analysis and Mechanics 1 & 2 (20)

10

CVA007

Integrated Sustainable Building Design

10

CVA009

Surveying 1

10

CVA010

Engineering Materials (20)

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

MAA202

Mathematics 2

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.2 Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1 Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB001

Structural Design (20)

10

CVB002

Geotechnics 1& 2 (20)

 10

CVB003

Hydraulics

10

CVB006

Construction Law and Contract Procedure

10

CVB008

Structural Analysis & Mechanics 3

10

CVB033

Health & Safety

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.2.2 Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB001

Structural Design (20)

10

CVB002

Geotechnics 1 & 2 (20)

10

CVB004

Surveying 2

10

CVB005

Construction Management

10

CVB010

Field Courses

10

MAB202

Mathematics 3

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.3 Part C - Degree Modules

4.3.1 Semester 1

 (i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC001

Structural Analysis & Mechanics 4

10

CVC004

Water Engineering

10

CVC005

Design Project (20)

10

CVC006

Research Dissertation (30)

10

CVC007

Geotechnics 3

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 10)

One module from: 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAC102

Further Engineering Mathematics

10

CVC016

Sustainable Flood Management

10

CVC021

Environmental Engineering

10

or a language module at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module, and is subject to approval by the Year Tutor.

Students will not normally be permitted to take a language module at levels 1 or 2 in Part C. 

 

4.3.2 Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC005

Design Project (20)

10

CVC006

Research Dissertation (30)

20

CVC019

Project Management

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

One module from Group 1 plus one module from Group 2.

Group 1:

CVC013

Applied Structural Analysis

10

CVC014

Ground Engineering

10

CVC023

Civil Engineering for Developing Countries

10

or a language module at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module, and is subject to approval by the Year Tutor.

Students will not normally be permitted to take a language module at levels 1 or 2 in Part C.

Group 2:

CVC010

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment

10

CVC012

Finite Element Structural Analysis

10

CVC045

Collaborative Building Information Modelling Design Project

10

CVD019

Infrastructure Engineering

10

or a language module at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module, and is subject to approval by the Year Tutor.

Students will not normally be permitted to take a language module at levels 1 or 2 in Part C.

NOTE:-
Students will only be permitted to take one language module in either Semester 1 or 2.

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1 In order to progress from Part A or Part B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, 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.

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.

Programme Specification

CV MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Entry prior to 2019)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The Joint Board of Moderators, on behalf of Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

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 normally 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

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 a 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 and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

The modular MEng programmes were first introduced in 1995. The aims, intended learning outcomes and curriculum are continually reviewed and currently take account of UK-SPEC, the JBM Accreditation Guidelines, the QAA Engineering Benchmark statements for Engineering, and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications, as well as input from our industrial contacts.

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. Relevant mathematics, science and engineering principles in the field of structures, geotechnics, water engineering and surveying
  2. The properties, behaviour, fabrication and use of relevant materials
  3. Construction technology and civil engineering practice
  4. The management of projects through planning, finance, contract procedures and quality systems
  5. Principles of design specific to civil engineering
  6. The role of codes of practice and the regulatory framework in design and practice
  7. The principles, importance and management of relevant information technology
  8. The role of the professional engineer in society, including health, safety and sustainability issues
  9. Team roles, team-working skills and leadership skills
  10. Relevant research methods
  11. 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:

  1. Demonstrate a high level of competence in identifying, defining and solving engineering problems
  2. Select and apply appropriate mathematical and computing methods for modelling and analysing engineering problems.
  3. Apply appropriate analytical techniques and codes of practice to the design of components and systems
  4. Evaluate and integrate information and processes through individual and group project work
  5. Define, plan, conduct and report on an original research project
  6. Identify and apply appropriate project management techniques
  7. Evaluate alternative techniques and strategies for managing people at work
  8. Analyse and interpret financial information
  9. Apply engineering principles, theories and methods in a professional environment through a twelve month period of work experience (DIS programme only).
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  1. Use laboratory and field equipment competently and safely
  2. Observe, record, process and analyse data in the laboratory and in the field
  3. Use appropriate specialist computer software
  4. Prepare technical reports and give technical presentations
  5. Prepare technical drawings both manually and using CAD
  6. Apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through a twelve month period of work experience (DIS programmes only).
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  1. Communicate effectively using written, oral, graphical and presentational skills
  2. Use IT effectively (WP, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, CAD, email, WWW and specialist software)
  3. Use mathematical skills appropriate to an engineer
  4. Work independently
  5. Work in a team environment and manage a small team
  6. Manage workloads and time effectively
  7. Work with limited or contradictory information
  8. Monitor, plan and reflect upon personal development and career development
  9. Communicate effectively at a professional level in a second European language (Erasmus option only).

4. Programme structure

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

 

4.1 Part A - Introductory Modules

4.1.1 Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular
Weight

CVA001

Development of Communication and Learning Skills

10

CVA002

Fluid Mechanics

10

CVA005

Structural Analysis and Mechanics 1 & 2  (20)

10

CVA010

Engineering Materials (20)

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

MAA102

Mathematics 1

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

4.1.2 Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA005

Structural Analysis and Mechanics 1 & 2  (20)

10

CVA007

Integrated Sustainable Building Design

10

CVA009

Surveying 1

10

CVA010

Engineering Materials (20)

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

MAA202

Mathematics 2

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.2 Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1 Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB001

Structural Design (20)

10

CVB002

Geotechnics 1 & 2 (20)

10

CVB003

Hydraulics

10

CVB006

Construction Contract Procedure

10

CVB008

Structural Analysis & Mechanics 3

10

CVB033

Health & Safety

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

4.2.2 Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB001

Structural Design (20)

10

CVB002

Geotechnics 1 & 2 (20)

10

CVB004

Surveying 2

10

CVB005

Construction Management

10

CVB010

Field Courses

10

MAB202

Mathematics 3

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

 

4.3 Part C - Degree Modules

4.3.1 Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

MAC102

Further Engineering Mathematics

10

CVC001

Structural Analysis & Mechanics 4

10

CVC004

Water Engineering

10

CVC007

Geotechnics 3

10

CVD003

Teamwork Design Project (30)

10

CVD017

Teamwork and Leadership

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

 4.3.2 Semester 2

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC008

Engineering Programming and Construction Information Technology

10

CVC019

Project Management

10

CVD003

Teamwork Design Project (30)

20

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 20)

One module from Group 1 plus one module from Group 2.

Group 1:

CVC013

Applied Structural Analysis

10

CVC014

Ground Engineering

10

CVC023

Civil Engineering for Developing Countries

10

or a language module at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module, and is subject to approval by the Year Tutor.

Students will not normally be permitted to take a language module at levels 1 or 2 in Part C.

Group 2:

CVC010

Disaster Risk Reduction for the Built Environment

10

CVC012

Finite Element Structural Analysis

10

CVC045

Collaborative Building Information Modelling Design Project

10

or a language module at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module, and is subject to approval by the Year Tutor.

Students will not normally be permitted to take a language module at levels 1 or 2 in Part C.

NOTE:-
Students will only be permitted to take one language module in Semester 2.

 

4.4 Part D - Degree Modules

4.4.1 Semester 1

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC072

Smarter Cities and Urban Mobility

10

CVD002

Research Dissertation (40)

20

CVD011

Advanced Geotechnical Modelling

10

CVD020

Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 10)

One module from

CVC016

Sustainable Flood Management

10

CVC021

Environmental Engineering

10

CVC051

Construction Contracts

10

BSD523

Enterprise Technology

10

Or, for those students taking CVD001, or CVD005 and CVD006 in Semester 2, a language module at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module, and is subject to approval by the School Erasmus Co-ordinator. These students will not normally be permitted to take a language module at levels 1 or 2 in Part D.

 

4.4.2 Semester 2

EITHER

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVD002

Research Dissertation (40)

20

CVD010

Environmental Modelling

10

CVD014

Sustainable Development Project

10

CVD019

Infrastructure Engineering

10

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 10)

One module from

CVC023

Civil Engineering for Developing Countries

10

CVC035

Management Finance

10

CVC044

Management Information Systems

10

CVD007

Organisation and People

10

Options may only be chosen if not already taken in Part C.

 

OR

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 20)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVD002

Research Dissertation (40)

20

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES (total modular weight 40)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVD001

Erasmus Exchange (including UNITECH)

40

or

 

 

CVD015

International Exchange

40

 Note: UNITECH is an industrially sponsored exchange scheme within Europe.

 

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 minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX but must also obtain: 

(i) In order to progress from Part A or Part B candidates must accumulate 120 credits in each Part, and must normally obtain a minimum overall average mark of 60% in each Part.

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

(iii) In order to progress from Part C or to qualify for the award of an Extended Honours Degree in Part D, candidates must accumulate 120 credits in each Part.

Any candidate 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.

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

Any candidate who fails to qualify for the award of the Extended Honours Degree in Part D may, at the discretion of the Examiners, be awarded a BEng in Civil Engineering with a classification based on the candidate’s performance in Parts B and C together, 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 and C and D. The percentage mark for each Part will be combined in the ratio Part B 20: Part C 35: Part D 45 to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Air Transport Management

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

Final award BSc (Hons)
Programme title Air Transport Management
Programme code CVUB10
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 which occurs between Part B and Part C.
Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at a European University which is a member of the EU approved SOCRATES programme. Such a course of study must be undertaken for one semester in Part B of the degree programme.
UCAS code HN49, HNK9
Admissions criteria

BSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hn49

BSc DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hnk9

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an undergraduate programme in air transport management appropriate to the needs of students.
  • To provide an undergraduate programme that offers opportunities for learning, reflection, scholarship and relevant research.
  • To enhance the learning experience of students by means of a range of appropriate methods.
  • To develop involvement with the principal sectors of the air transport industry.
  • To equip students with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of air transport, so that they will be able to play a full part in its future development.

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

There is at present no nationally agreed subject benchmark statement for transport programmes.  The benchmark standards which have been devised for undergraduate transport programmes have been based on the relevant accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the professional body with chartered status, as well as the Self-Assessment Document produced for the QAA's recent 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 this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The context in which air transport operates, including the functions and sectors allied to air transport, their operation and the links between them;
  • The key concepts, theories and principles in air transport operations, management and planning;
  • The linkages and inter-relationships between the elements which constitute the study of transport operations, management and planning, and the relationships between them and related subjects;
  • One or more areas of specialist knowledge associated with air transport operations, management and/or planning;
  • The principles and skills used in air transport operations, management and planning in the solution of problems including an ability: to collect, analyse and interpret data and information; to use appropriate analytical tools; and to use standard and relevant ICT applications; and
  • The skills to identify options, to question conventional wisdom, to provide advice in oral and written form, and to apply professional judgement in making recommendations and solving problems. 

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Display and utilise academic knowledge and understanding appropriate to the study of air transport operations, management and planning;
  • Collect, analyse and interpret a range of data and information, and apply them to specific situations;
  • Understand, integrate and synthesise a range of complex concepts and disciplines appropriate to the study of air transport operations, management and planning; and
  • Define problems, provide solutions and offer a critical appraisal of the outcomes.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Planning and making oral presentations;
  • Research skills - including the preparation of a substantial dissertation;
  • Interpersonal situations including working in groups;
  • The use and application of ICT; and
  • The collection, analysis and synthesis of numerical information and the application of numerical and statistical techniques.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: a highly developed comprehension of the interaction and relative importance of personal skills and attributes within air transport management, including: decision-making, self development, reflective practice and self management skills together with personal planning skills, integrity, flexibility and recognition of the need for life-long learning.

4. Programme structure

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

 

4.1       Part A  -  Introductory Modules

4.1.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code Module Title Modular Weight
BSA525 Introduction to Accounting 10
CVA001 Development of Communication and Learning Skills 10
CVA041 Introduction to Transport Systems 10
CVA042 Introduction to Management 10
CVA045 Introduction to Air Transport 10
CVA121 Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment (20) 10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none) 

 

 4.1.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVA044 Introduction to Logistics 10
CVA047 Transport and Society 10
CVA050 Air Transport Technology 10
CVA121 Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment (20) 10
MAA211 Management Statistics 10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code Module Title Modular Weight
TTA302 Road Transport Technology 10
or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

4.2       Part B  -  Degree Modules

4.2.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVB059 Airport Planning 10
CVB060 Airline Business Strategies 10
CVB062 Statistical Analysis in Aviation 20
CVB063 Transport Research Methods and Digital Skills (20) 10

 

 (ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVB051 Global Logistics and Management 10
CVB058 Transport Planning 10
or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

4.2.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVB055 Supply Chain Management  10
CVB057 Airport Operations 10
CVB061 Transport and the Environment 10
CVB063 Transport Research Methods and Digital Skills (20) 10
CVB064 Project Appraisal  10

 

 (ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVB021 Management Principles and Practice 10
or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

In place of (i) and (ii) above students may take the SOCRATES module CVB066, which has a modular weight of 60. 

 

4.3       Part C – Degree Modules

4.3.1    Semester 1 

(i) COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVC067 Airline Operations 10
CVC069 Airline Management 10
CVC077 Research Dissertation (30) 10
CVC078 Transport Futures (20) 10
CVC079 Sustainable Aviation 10

 

(ii) OPTIONAL MODULES

Modules with a total weight of 10 credits from

Code Module Title Modular Weight
BSD523 Enterprise Technology 10
CVC070 Transport Policy 10
CVC072 Smart Cities and Urban Mobility 10

 

4.3.2    Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVC068 Aviation Safety 10
CVC073 Airport Management 10
CVC077 Research Dissertation (30) 20
CVC078 Transport Futures (20) 10

               

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES 

One 10 credit module from: 

Code Module Title Modular Weight
CVC063 Sustainable Cities and Transport 10
CVC064 Public Transport Operations 10
CVD019 Infrastructure Engineering 10

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1     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 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.

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

6.1     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.

 

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering and Design Management (Entry prior to 2019)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

The Chartered Institute of Building

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

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 and internal reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

External reference points include accreditation requirements for the Chartered Institute of Building and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

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 process of building design and its various components including building performance and sustainability, building services, building materials, architectural and structural design.
  2. Construction technology, which leads to a complete understanding of how buildings are designed and constructed.
  3. The principles of management that include concepts of project management and the management of construction companies, with a focus on Design Management.
  4. Practice and procedures relevant to Design Management which includes construction documentation, estimating and tendering, practical surveying and planning of construction.
  5. Information technology and ICT systems that facilitate the electronic market place.
  6. The law as it relates to the construction industry.
  7. Economics and economic principles that impact upon society and the commercial market place.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  1. Analyse and solve building design problems, applying professional judgement to balance opportunities, risks, costs, time and quality. 
  2. Coordination and monitoring of the production of information and data from a variety of sources, including drawings, specifications, codes of practices, bills of quantities and legal forms of contract.  
  3. Plan, conduct and report on a programme of original research.   
  4. Analyse and solve technical design problems.
  5. Take a holistic approach to planning and execution of construction projects through the implementation of information technology systems.   
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  1. Produce integrated design solutions to meet a client brief.
  2. Use CAD and manual methods to produce technical/architectural drawings. 
  3. Use survey equipment to survey and produce drawings and reports.
  4. Prepare technical and financial reports and presentations.
  5. Design, plan for and implement solutions to technical problems.
  6. Use commercial and technical and managerial literature effectively.
  7. Take notes effectively. 
  8. Use computational tools and packages.
  9. Participate in teams.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  1. Communicate effectively (in written and verbal).
  2. Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  3. Manage resources of time and money.
  4. Use information and communication technology.
  5. Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations. 
  6. Learn effectively for continuing professional development within the context of professional membership of an authoritative institution.
  7. Balance risks and make decisions.

4. Programme structure

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

 

4.1    Part A – Introductory Modules

4.1.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVA013

Architectural Drawing & Representation

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA022

Building Environmental Science

10

CVA026

Building Production

10

CVA043

Introduction to Economics

10

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure & Construction (20)

10

(ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.1.2    Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVA009

Surveying 1

10

CVA012

History and Theory of Architecture

10

CVA018

Principles of Law

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA029

Principles of Design Management

10

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure & Construction (20)

10

 (ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.2       Part B – Degree Modules

4.2.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB020

Procurement and Contract Administration

10

CVB033

Health and Safety

10

CVB036

Collaborative Design Management

10

CVB042

3D BIM Auditing and Coordination

10

CVB043

Sustainable Building Design (20)

10

CVB025

3D CAD Modelling

10

 (ii)        There are no optional modules

 

 4.2.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB024

Contractor’s Planning and Estimating

10

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation & Management

 10

CVB032

Building Pathology and Management

10

CVB043

Sustainable Building Design (20)

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal

10

 (ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.3       Part C – Degree Modules

4.3.1    Semester 1           

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC030

Advanced Mechanical Services

10

CVC036

Architectural Design and Detailing (20)

10

CVC041

Research Dissertation (30)

10

CVC081

Value Management & Engineering

10

CVC082

Geotechnical Engineering

10

 

(ii)           Optional Modules

One 10 credit module from                                

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC028

Construction Economics

10

CVC037

Pre-construction Estimating & Planning

10

CVC051

Construction Contracts

10

 

Language module

10

  

 4.3.2      Semester 2 

(i)           COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC036

Architectural Design and Detailing (20)

10

CVC041

Research Dissertation (30)

20

CVC045

Collaborative BIM Design Project

10

 

(ii)           Optional Modules 

Modules with a total modular weight of 20 from 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC019

Project Management

10

CVC035

Management Finance

10

CVC040

Advanced Construction

10

CVC044

Management Information Systems

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1     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 requirements set out in Regulation XX but also:

Students registered before September 2014 should meet the following programme requirements:

In order to progress from Parts A or B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, candidates must obtain at least 40% in modules worth 100 credits in each Part and at least 30% in other modules in each Part.

Students registered from September 2014 onwards should meet the following programme requirements:

In order to progress from Part A or Part B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, candidates must 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.

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.

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying (Entry prior to 2019)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors

Final award BSc (Hons) DIS, BSc (Hons)
Programme title Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying
Programme code CVUB18
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters, two of which comprise students undertaking industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies between Part B and Part C. Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Such a course of study must be undertaken in Semester 2 of the second year of the degree programme.
UCAS code HK22
Admissions criteria

BSc DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/hk22

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an honours degree programme of the highest quality in commercial management and quantity surveying skills, within the context of construction technology, law, economics and construction commercial skills, to enable students to reach the highest echelons of the construction industry. 
  • To provide opportunities for students to participate and engage in team-building skills, presentation and communication skills and to practice hands-on construction trades. 
  • To develop cognisance of the construction industry that facilitates lifelong learning skills and enhances a students’ ability to sustain a career at the leading edge of construction professionals. 
  • To enhance students’ career and employment opportunities through sponsorship with major construction companies.

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

The programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors.

The programme complies with the generic Building and Surveying Benchmark Statement that represents the standards for the award of single honours degrees in Building and Surveying and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

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. Construction technology, which leads to a complete understanding of how building and civil engineering projects are constructed. 
  2. The fundamental concepts of building services.
  3. The principles of management and construction business analysis.
  4. The law as it relates to the construction industry.
  5. Economics and economic principles that impact upon society and the commercial marketplace. 
  6. Project administration relevant to commercial management and quantity surveying including taking-off and bill preparation.
  7. The role of the Commercial Manager and Quantity Surveyor in society.
  8. Information technology and systems relevant to the digital age.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  1. Plan, conduct and report a programme of original research.
  2. Analyse and solve construction commercial problems, applying professional judgment to balance risks, costs time, quality and safety.
  3. Analyse and solve construction legal problems.
  4. Integrate and evaluate information and data from a variety of sources, including, but by no means limited to, drawings, specifications, codes of practice, bills of quantities and legal forms of contract.
  5. Take a holistic approach to managing value chains for the implementation of information technology systems.   
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  1. Quantify and measure building and civil engineering structures.
  2. Use survey equipment to survey and produce digital drawings and reports.
  3. Prepare technical and financial reports and documents.
  4. Give technical and financial presentations.
  5. Use commercial and financial literature effectively.
  6. Take notes effectively.
  7. Use computational tools and packages.
c. Key transferable skills:

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

  1. Communicate effectively (in writing and verbally).
  2. Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  3. Manage resources of time and money.
  4. Use information and communication technology.
  5. Apply mathematical skills (statistics).
  6. Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
  7. Learn effectively for continuing professional development within the context of professional membership of an authoritative institution.
  8. Balance risks and make decisions.

4. Programme structure

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

 

4.1    Part A - Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVA001

Development of Communication and Learning Skills

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA022

Building Environmental Science

10

CVA025

Teamwork and QS Practice

10

CVA043

Introduction to Economics

10

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure and Construction (20)

10

 (ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.1.2     Semester 2

 (i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVA018

Principles of Law

10

CVA019

Principles of Design and Construction (20)

10

CVA021

Site Surveying

10

CVA030

Methods of Measurement

10

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure & Construction (20)

10

CVB028

Building Services Technology

10

(ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1     Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60)

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB020

Procurement and Contract Administration

10

CVB022

Civil Engineering Measurement

10

CVB023

Civil Engineering Technology

10

CVB031

Project and Teamwork

10

CVB033

Health & Safety

10

CVC082

Geotechnical Engineering

10

(ii)        There are no optional modules        

 

4.2.2             Semester 2                    

EITHER

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB018

Construction Law

10

CVB024

Contractors' Planning and Estimating

10

CVB030

Construction Organisation and Management

10

CVB032

Building Pathology and Management

10

CVB037

Building Measurement

10

CVB065

Property Development Appraisal

10

 (ii)        There are no optional modules

 OR

COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code Module Title Module Weight
CVB039 Exchange 50
CVB040 Hong Kong Project 1 10

 

4.3      Part C - Degree Modules

4.3.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC027

Construction Business Analysis

10

CVC028

Construction Economics

10

CVC032

Research Dissertation (30)               

10

CVC037

Pre-Construction Planning & Estimating

10

CVC051  

Construction Contracts 

10

CVC081

Value Management & Engineering

10

(ii)        There are no optional modules

 

4.3.2      Semester 2

 (i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40) 

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVC026

Construction & Commercial Management

10

CVC032

Research Dissertation (30)

20

CVC035

Management Finance

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Two modules from

Code

Title

Module Weight

CVB064

Project Appraisal

10

CVC040

Advanced Construction

10

CVC045

Collaborative BIM Design Project

10

 

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1  In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to Part 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.

5.2  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.

Programme Specification

CV BArch (Hons) Architecture

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BArch/BArch + DPS
Programme title Architecture
Programme code CVUB02
Length of programme Four years with Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS)
UCAS code K101
Admissions criteria

BArch DPS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/k101

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

The aims of this programme are to...

A1 Demonstrate the use of a well-rounded, broad-based, student-focused experience that includes opportunities to train with varied forms of architectural practices in preparation for a successful career as an architect


A2 Provide progressively challenging design briefs that enhance individual and team imagination, creativity, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and reflection


A3 Provide a high quality educational experience that produces design and industry leaders who are able to communicate their ideas visually, orally and in writing


A4 Develop a thorough and broad understanding of architecture and its broader cultural, social, environmental and historic context


A5 Explore a wide range of architectural technologies, materials and innovative solutions to develop technical prowess


A6 Develop an understanding of integrating active as well as passive design features and environmental design strategies to enhance user comfort and reduce embedded and operational carbon


A7 Facilitate collaborative projects with other disciplines across the construction and arts & design fields


A8 Provide the opportunity to engage with complex design problems in a variety of design contexts through research-informed teaching and practitioner involvement in the delivery of modules


A9 Develop an awareness for and impact on user and broader community-based needs to inform the design process 


A10 Provide a variety of theoretical and real contexts to assess architecture and it's qualities, language and relationships


A11 Obtain a broad grounding in professional aspects of architecture including business management and planning, statutory and legal frameworks and client issues

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

Q1 Subject to ongoing accreditation processes with both the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) students will be exempt from the part 1 exam offered by the RIBA. It is anticipated both accreditations will be secured by summer 2021. This degree also leads to the MArch programme (RIBA Part 2) and full professional qualifications (RIBA Part 3).[1]


Q2 Input from our industrial contacts through focus groups, interviews and workshops.


Q3 QAA Architecture Benchmark statement (2010): http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/Subject-benchmark-statement-Architecture.pdf


Q4 Intended learning outcomes (ILO) align with the education criteria jointly set by the ARB and RIBA: https://www.architecture.com/files/ribaprofessionalservices/education/validation/ribavalidationcriteriafromseptember2011parts1,23.pdf


Q5 ILO’s also align with the EU Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC), Section 8, Article 46: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32005L0036

 

Q6 To assure quality and  excellence the course adheres to the University’s Quality Procedures Handbook: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/registry/pqtp/aqphandbook/

 

Q7 The course has been designed in accordance with the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, including the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in the UK (FHEQ)



[1] The RIBA pathway to registration is currently under review. Information available here: https://www.architecture.com/RIBA/Becomeanarchitect/Oureducationalactivities/RIBAEducationReview.aspx

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 Basic technological principles of structural design, building materials, and construction in relationship to new and existing building proposals

K2 The use of building physics and environmental design principles to inform the sustainable design and occupation of architecture

K3 Architectural periods and styles throughout history

K4 Architectural and urban design theories

K5 The urban environment and the cultural and social issues associated with it

K6 The design process and the way that it is informed by context, stakeholders, budget, brief and regulations

K7 A broad range of communication competencies to convey their ideas visually, orally and in writing

K8 The architectural profession and the context of practice as an individual and working in an inter-disciplinary team

K9 Architectural language, qualities, relationships and potential impact

K10 The use of research skills and approaches as an integrated part of the design process

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1 Propose clear design ideas in relation to a design brief and convert them into physical space

C2 Analyse issues of site, scale, environment, context, programme and users’ needs to form and respond to a design brief

C3 Identify and critically evaluate the materials, construction methods and technologies employed within a building design

C4 Examine the expected performance of key elements with regards to structural performance and environmental impact 

C5 Critically analyse architectural, structural, environmental and material strategies/solutions for a complex design problem

C6 Recognize the constraints and interfaces between the process of design, the management of a business and the various frameworks that construction projects fit within

C7 Evaluate building form and key elements through historic and theoretical lenses

C8 Identify appropriate methods to collect information, conduct research, evaluate the results and draw conclusions

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1 Conduct individual and collaborative design investigations

P2 Analyse building site conditions in terms of social, physical, economic and environmental factors

P3 Formulate informed judgements with regards to design proposals that negotiate project aspirations with a wide range of factors

P4 Employ a range of visualisation methods and written vocabulary to communicate design proposals clearly and effectively

P5 Produce digital drawings and models using a range of software to simulate and model building designs

P6 Conduct research using appropriate methods to investigate complex issues

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1 Identify opportunities and problem solve

T2 Utilise design strategies and tools including software that cuts across design professions

T3 Manage time and projects effectively

T4 Gather and manage information

T5 Produce and present ideas in visual and written forms

T6 Think logically and laterally and critically reflect

T7 Work independently and as part of a team

T8 Support the running of a small business within the UK legal framework

4. Programme structure

All modules are compulsory and year long

Part A

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA055

Design Studio A

50

CVA056

Design Skills

10

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure & Construction

20

CVA058

Building Science

20

CVA059

Architectural History

20

 Part B

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB075

Design Studio B

50

CVB076

Advanced Design Skills

10

CVB077

Advanced Technical Investigations

20

CVB078

Critical Theory

20

CVB079

Design in Context

20

 Part C

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC090

Design Studio C

60

CVC091

Design Interventions

10

CVC092

Research Dissertation

30

CVC093

The Business of Architecture

20

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to progress from Part A or Part B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, candidates must not only satisfy the minimum requirements set out in Regulation XX but also accumulate 120 credits in each Part.  Candidates cannot progress from Part B to the DPS year until Part B progression requirements have been met.

For the purposes of accreditation, each individual assessment element within a module must be passed with mark of not less than 40% in order for the module to be passed overall.

 

 

 

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 of 40 (Part B) to 60 (Part C) to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Transport Management (2019 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport

Final award BSc (Hons)
Programme title Transport Management
Programme code CVUB15
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 which occurs between Part B and Part C.
Students may apply to the Programme Director for permission to undertake an approved course of study at a European University which is a member of the EU approved SOCRATES programme. Such a course of study must be undertaken for one semester in Part B of the degree programme.
UCAS code N920, N921
Admissions criteria

BSc - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/n920

BSc DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/n921

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an undergraduate programme in transport management appropriate to the needs of students.
  • To provide an undergraduate programme that offers opportunities for learning, reflection, scholarship and relevant research.
  • To enhance the learning experience of students by means of a range of appropriate methods.
  • To develop involvement with the principal sectors of the transport industry.
  • To equip students with a thorough and practical knowledge of the economic, social and technological aspects of transport, so that they will be able to play a full part in its future development.

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

 

There is at present no nationally agreed subject benchmark statement for transport programmes.  The benchmark standards which have been devised for undergraduate transport programmes have been based on the relevant accreditation requirements of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the professional body with chartered status, as well as the Self-Assessment Document produced for the QAA's recent 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 this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The context in which transport operates, including the functions and sectors allied to transport, their operation and the links between them;
  • The key concepts, theories and principles in transport operations, and management;
  • The linkages and inter-relationships between the elements which constitute the study of transport operations, management, and the relationships between them and related subjects;
  • One or more areas of specialist knowledge associated with transport operations, management and/or planning;
  • The principles and skills used in transport operations, and management in the solution of problems including an ability: to collect, analyse and interpret data and information; to use appropriate analytical tools; and to use standard and relevant ICT applications; and
  • The skills to identify options, to question conventional wisdom, to provide advice in oral and written form, and to apply professional judgement in making recommendations and solving problems.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

  • Display and utilise academic knowledge and understanding appropriate to the study of transport operations, and management;
  • Collect, analyse and interpret a range of data and information, and apply them to specific situations;
  • Understand, integrate and synthesise a range of complex concepts and disciplines appropriate to the study of transport operations, and management; and
  • Define problems, provide solutions and offer a critical appraisal of the outcomes.
b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

  • Communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • Planning and making oral presentations;
  • Research skills - including the preparation of a substantial dissertation;
  • Interpersonal situations including working in groups;
  • The use and application of ICT; and
  • The collection, analysis and synthesis of numerical information and the application of numerical and statistical techniques.
c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate: a highly developed comprehension of the interaction and relative importance of personal skills and attributes within transport management, including: decision-making, self development, reflective practice and self management skills together with personal planning skills, integrity, flexibility and recognition of the need for life-long learning.

4. Programme structure

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

 

4.1       Part A  -  Introductory Modules 

4.1.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 60) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSA525

Introduction to Accounting

10

CVA001

Development of Communication and Learning Skills

10

CVA041

Introduction to Transport Systems

10

CVA042

Introduction to Management

10

CVA045

Introduction to Air Transport

10

CVA121

Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment (20)

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.1.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)  

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA044

Introduction to Logistics

10

CVA047

Transport and Society

10

CVA121

Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment (20)

10

MAA211

Management Statistics

10

TTA302

Road Transport Technology

10

 

 (ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVA050

Air Transport Technology

10

or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

4.2       Part B  -  Degree Modules 

4.2.1    Semester 1 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB051

Global Logistics and Management

10

CVB052

Statistical Analysis in Transport

20

CVB058

Transport Planning

10

CVB063

Transport Research Methods and Digital Skills (20)

10

 

(ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVB059

Airport Planning

10

CVB060

Airline Business Strategies

10

or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

4.2.2    Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVB021

Management Principles and Practices

10

CVB055

Supply Chain Management

10

CVB061

Transport and the Environment

10

CVB063

Transport Research Methods and Digital Skills (20)

10

CVB064

Project Appraisal

10

 

(ii)       OPTIONAL MODULES

One 10 credit module from

Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVB057

Airport Operations

10

or

Language module (at the appropriate level which will be treated as a degree level module)

10

 

 

In place of (i) and (ii) above students may take the SOCRATES module CVB066, which has a modular weight of 60. 

 

4.3 Part C – Degree Modules 

4.3.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 40) 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC061

Research Dissertation (30)

10

CVC070

Transport Policy

10

CVC072

Smarter Cities and Urban Mobility

10

CVC078

Transport Futures (20)

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES

Modules with a total weight of 20 credits from

Code

Title

Modular Weight

BSD523 Enterprise Technology

10

CVC067

Airline Operations

10

CVC069

Airline Management

10

CVC079

Sustainable Aviation

10

 

4.3.2    Semester 2 

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50)  

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC061

Research Dissertation (30)

20

CVC063

Sustainable Cities and Transport

10

CVC064

Public Transport Operations

10

CVC078

Transport Futures (20)

10

 

(ii)          OPTIONAL MODULES

Modules with a total weight of 10 credits from

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVC068

Aviation Safety

10

CVC073

Airport Management

10

CVD019

Infrastructure Engineering

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

 

5.1  In order to progress from Part A or Part B, or to qualify for the award of an Honours Degree in Part C, 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.

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

 

6.1     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.

 

Programme Specification

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

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 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

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 and internal 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

CVB107

Construction Technology (Infrastructure)

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

20

CVB108

Mechanical & Electrical Services

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

20

CVB109

Contract Administration, Law and Procurement

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

20

CVB110

Planning, Estimating and Cost Management

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

20

CVB113

Sustainable Building Design

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

20

CVB114

BIM and Collaborative Design Management 1 & 2

(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 (40 credits) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC03

Project Definition and Optimisation

10

 NC01

Dissertation

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

 10
 NC05  Architectural Design and Detailing

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

 10
 NC10  Collaborative BIM Design Management

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

 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)  COMPULSORY MODULES (40 credits) 

 

Moduel Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC01

Dissertation

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

20

NC05

Architectural Design and Detailing

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

10

NC10

Collaborative BIM Design Management

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

10

 

 

 

 (ii)  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

10

 

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.

Programme Specification

CV BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (2019 and 2020 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 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

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 and internal 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

CVB101

1 & 2

Open Channel Flow Design and Analysis

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

20

CVB102

1 & 2

Soil Mechanics and Geology

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

20

CVB103

1 & 2

Management of Design and Construction

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

20

CVB104

1 & 2

Practical Skills for Civil Engineering

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

20

CVB105

1 & 2

Analysis and Design of Steel and Timber Structures

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

20

CVB106

1 & 2

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

Digital Construction, BIM & Sensors

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

Construction Contracts, Law and Finance

(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

Transport Infrastructure Engineering

(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.

Programme Specification

CV MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (2019 and 2020 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 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 normally 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

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 and internal 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

CVB101

Open Channel Flow Design and Analysis

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

20

CVB102

Soil Mechanics and Geology

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

20

CVB103

Management of Design and Construction

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

20

CVB104

Practical Skills for Civil Engineering

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

20

CVB105

Analysis and Design of Steel and Timber Structures

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

20

CVB106

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

NCVC006

Sustainability Design 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

Construction Contracts, Law and Finance

(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

Transport Infrastructure Engineering

(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

Digital Construction, BIM and Sensors

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).

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering Management (2019 and 2020 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) DIS/ BSc (Hons)
Programme title Construction Engineering Management
Programme code CVUB29
Length of programme 8 semesters with students undertaking industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies, which occurs between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code K291
Admissions criteria

BSc DIS - http://www.lboro.ac.uk/k291

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To produce high calibre construction engineering management graduates equipped with the necessary underpinning skills to reach the highest echelons of the construction industry in their careers. 
  • To provide a first-class teaching and learning environment which can develop cognisance of the construction industry, facilitate lifelong learning skills and enhance students’ ability to sustain a leading role amongst construction professionals and make a valuable contribution to industry and society. 
  • To provide opportunities for students to participate and engage in leadership and team-building exercises. 
  • To enhance graduate employment and career opportunities through work placements with major construction organisations.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal 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.
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (2016) Subject Benchmark Statement: Land, Construction, Real Estate and Surveying (esp 6.6.4),  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   Construction Management: Principles of management including concepts of project management, the management of construction organisations, people, practices and procedures through design, construction and maintenance phases.

K2   Ethics and Professionalism: Roles and conduct of the construction professional

K3   Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Of all those involved in the production and use of the built environment

K4   Sustainability: In design and construction of the built environment

K5   The Construction Environment: The law, contracts, finance, economics and economic principles that impact upon the built environment and the commercial market place.

K6   Construction Technology: For buildings, building services and infrastructure and information technology and systems that facilitate the digital market place.

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 construction 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   Interpret output from information technology and digital systems to accurately predict and facilitate construction project outcomes.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1   Quantify and measure elements and components of construction 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.

T6   Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations.

T7   Practice 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 (total modular weight 120)

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure and Construction

20

CVA101

Professional Skills

20

CVA121

Legal and Economic Context of the Built Environment

20

CVA122

Construction Technology (Buildings)

20

CVA127

Professional Practice (CEM)

20

CVA128

Measurement and Site Surveying (CEM)

20

 

(ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.2       Part B - Degree Modules

4.2.1      Semester 1 & 2 

i)    COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 120) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

CVB107

Construction Technology (Infrastructure)

20

CVB108

Mechanical & Electrical Services

20

CVB109

Contract Administration, Law and Procurement

20

CVB110

Planning, Estimating and Cost Management

20

CVB113

Sustainable Building Design

20

CVB115

Construction Project Delivery

20

 

ii)    OPTIONAL MODULES (none) 

 

NB: Part I – Diploma of Industrial Studies is mandatory on this degree programme

 

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 (total modular weight 40) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC01

Dissertation (o/a 30: Sem1=10; Sem2=20)

10

NC04

Maintenance Repair & Refurbishment

10

NC07

Advanced Estimating & Planning

10

NC11

Teamwork & Leadership

10

 (ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (20 credits from)

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC03.1

Project Definition and Optimisation 1

10

NB07.1

BIM and Collaborative Design Management 1

10

NC08.1

Construction Contracts 1

10

NC

Level 6 Option (20/10) – Management/technology topic

10

 

4.3.4    Semester 2 

(i)  COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 50) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NC01

Dissertation (o/a 30: Sem1=10; Sem2=20)

20

NC02

Management of People, Projects and Organisations

10

NC12

Advanced Construction

10

NC03.2

Project Definition and Optimisation 2

10

  

(ii)  OPTIONAL MODULES (10 credits from) 

Module Code

Module Title

Modular Weight

NB07.2

BIM and Collaborative Design Management 2

10

NC08.2

Construction Contracts 2

10

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1   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. 

5.2   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.

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying (2019 and 2020 entry)

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) DIS
Programme title Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying
Programme code CVUB18
Length of programme The duration of the programme is 8 semesters, two of which comprise students undertaking industrial training leading to the award of the Diploma of Industrial Studies between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code HK22
Admissions criteria

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/HK22

Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide an honours degree programme of the highest international standing in commercial management and quantity surveying.
  • To create a learning environment that stimulates, engages and excites students about their future career potential in construction technology, law, measurement, and construction commercial management such that they can reach the highest echelons of the construction industry. 
  • To develop graduate cognisance of the construction industry that facilitates lifelong learning skills and enhances their ability to build and sustain a career at the leading edge of their profession. 
  • To equip graduates with the portfolio of skills, depth of understanding and attitude required to embrace future evolution of the construction industry and changes to the commercial management and quantity surveying profession within it.
  • To enhance graduate career and employment opportunities by facilitating sponsorship with major construction companies.

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

External reference points include:

  • 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.
  • Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) (2016). Subject Benchmark Statement: Land, Construction, Real Estate and Surveying. QAA, Gloucester
  • RICS (2018). RICS Requirements and Competencies Guide: August 2018. RICS, London.

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.       Commercial Management: The project and strategic decision making that ensure competitiveness.

K2.       Law: The law as it relates to the construction industry.

K3.       Contract Administration: The analytical methods and procedures used to apply construction contracts to projects.

K4.       Construction Technology: How buildings and civil engineering projects are constructed.

K5.       Measurement and Quantification: The analytical methods used to quantify and describe construction works to common standards.

K6.       Digital Technologies: Information technology systems relevant to the digitisation of the construction industry and the management of its projects.

K7.       Ethics and Professionalism: Roles and conduct of the construction professional.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1.      Plan, conduct and report a programme of original research.

C2.      Analyse and solve construction commercial problems, applying professional judgment to balance risks, costs time, quality and safety.

C3.      Analyse and solve construction legal problems.

C4.      Evaluate and process information and data from a variety of sources, including, but by no means limited to, drawings, specifications, codes of practice, bills of quantities and legal forms of contract.

C5.      Interpret output from information technology systems to accurately predict and facilitate construction project outcomes. 

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1.       Quantify and measure building and civil engineering structures.

P2.       Use equipment to survey and produce digital drawings and reports.

P3.       Prepare technical and financial reports and documents.

P4.       Give technical presentations.

P5.       Use commercial and financial data.

P6.       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 and communication technology.

T5.       Apply mathematical skills relevant to the construction industry.

T6.       Learn independently in familiar and unfamiliar situations.

T7.       Practice continuing professional development within the context of professional membership of an authoritative institution.

T8.       Balance risks and make decisions.

4. Programme structure

4.1       Part A - Introductory Modules                                           

4.1.1    Semesters 1 & 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 120)

Code

Title

Credits

CVA057

Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure and Construction

20

CVA101

Professional Skills

20

CVA121

Principles of Law and Economics for the Built Environment

20

CVA122

Construction Technology (Buildings)

20

CVA123

Professional Practice (CMQS)

20

CVA124

Measurement and Site Surveying (CMQS)

20

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none) 

 

4.2       Part B – Degree Modules                                                    

4.2.1    Semesters 1 & 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 120)

Code

Title

Credits

CVB107

Construction Technology (Infrastructure)

20

CVB108

Mechanical and Electrical Services

20

CVB109

Contract Administration, Law and Procurement

20

CVB110

Planning, Estimating and Cost Management

20

CVB111

Measurement of Complex Structures

20

CVB112

Construction Finance and Risk

20

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.3       Part C – Degree Modules                                                     

 

4.2.1    Semester 1

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 120)

Code

Title

Credits

CVC032

Research Dissertation (30)

10

NC03

Project Definition and Optimisation (20)

10

NC06

Strategic Commercial Management (20)

10

NC07

Advanced Estimating and Planning (10)

10

NC08

Construction Contracts (20)

10

NC11

Teamwork and Leadership (10)

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

 

4.2.2    Semester 2

(i)         COMPULSORY MODULES (total modular weight 120)

Code

Title

Credits

NC01

Research Dissertation (30)

20

NC02

Management of People, Projects and Organisations (10)

10

NC03

Project Definition and Optimisation (20)

10

NC06

Strategic Commercial Management (20)

10

NC08

Construction Contracts (20)

10

 

(ii)        OPTIONAL MODULES (none)

5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

5.1       In order to progress from Part A to Part B and from Part B to Part 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.

5.2       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 40% Part B : 60% Part C to determine the final percentage mark.

Programme Specification

CV BSc (Hons) Urban Planning

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BSc (Hons) or BSc (Hons) with DIS
Programme title Urban Planning
Programme code CVUB03
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 K431, K430
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a broad and well-balanced degree programme that develops students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills in the mediation of space and the making of place.
  • To prepare students for professional practice in the field of planning or related fields by offering students a degree programme that is aligned with the requirements of the Royal Town Planning Institute and informed by professional experience.
  • To develop students with the skills and knowledge for a future in planning that is shaped by new digital technology.
  • To provide a high quality interdisciplinary educational experience that develops students’ understanding of the key and positive role that planners play in the development of the built environment with consideration of societal and environmental challenges.

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

The following Intended Learning Outcomes have been developed to reflect the following points of reference:

  • The Learning Outcomes and Principles in the Royal Town Planning Institute Policy Statement on Initial Planning Education, 2012;
  • The Quality Assurance Agency Subject Specific Benchmark Statement for Town and Country Planning; and
  • Liaison and consultation with professional planners and key stakeholders.

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.      The theoretical role and purpose of planning in economic and social development;

K2.      The political, legal and institutional frameworks within which planning and development takes place;

K3.      The ethical and moral responsibilities of planners to wider society in the UK and internationally;

K4.      The role of effective planning in the wider context of the development of the built environment;

K5.      Processes of socio-economic change and their inter-relationship with planning decisions in various contexts;

K6.      Environmental and ecological processes which may impact land use, and the role of planning in addressing key environmental challenges such as climate change and the use of resources;

K7.      Theories and principles that underpin planning, their evolution and impacts on the urban environment;

K8.      The impact of technological change and new digital technologies on informing and delivering effective planning; and

K9.   The inter-relationships between different stakeholders, agencies and institutions that are involved or affected by the processes and procedures of planning and development.  

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1.        Abstract and synthesise interdisciplinary knowledge from a broad spectrum of areas within an urban development framework;

C2.        Evaluate plans and development proposals within the framework of relevant national, regional and local policies, and with respect of societal challenges including sustainability;

C3.        Defend and present arguments in respect of spatial plans and policies appreciating different theoretical approaches and social, environmental, economic and political contexts;

C4.        Demonstrate a creative approach with consideration of design aesthetics and connection with the natural environment and social setting; and

C5.        Identify appropriate methods to collect and evaluate information and data, including new digital sources, to aid effective spatial planning and evidence-based decisions.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1.        Prepare plans and formulate policies with a spatial orientation at different scales and within differing contexts;

P2.        Analyse different spatial contexts with respect of social, economic, environmental and physical factors;

P3.        Formulate and present informed judgements to support a position and to demonstrate negotiation and mediation between stakeholders;  

P4.        Recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues pertinent to spatial planning both in the UK and other contexts;

P5.        Develop and undertake an original piece of spatial planning related research; and

P6.        Apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through a 45-week period of work experience (DIS programme only).

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1.        Communicate complex arguments to a range of audiences verbally, visually and in written form using a range of media;

T2.        Manage time and limited resources to undertake projects within defined parameters;

T3.        Work independently and within multidisciplinary groups;

T4.        Gather and manage both quantitative and qualitative data;

T5.        Undertake self-reflection and be aware of how their personal values may influence decisions and actions; and

T6.        Solve problems through effective collaboration.

T7.        Adopt a reflective approach to their own learning and professional development from which to monitor, plan and evidence personal and career development, and maintain professional competence.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Part A   

Introductory Modules 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA101

Professional Skills

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

20

CVA121

Principles of Law and Economics for the Built Environment

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

 20

CVA129

Professional Practice in Urban Planning

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

20

CVA130

Design Skills and Urban Data Analytics

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

20

CVA131

Challenges and Processes in Urban Planning

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

20

CVA132

Principles of Urban Planning

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

20

 

4.2 Part B    

Degree Modules 

Compulsory Modules (100 Credits) 

Semester 1 and 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPB02

Research and Digital Skills for Planning

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

20

UPB03

Urban Planning and the Environment

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

20

 

UPB04

Design and Place Making

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

20

GYB201

Remote Sensing and GIS

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

20

Semester 1

Code

Title

Modular Weight

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

Semester 2 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPB01

Urban Economics

10

Optional Modules (Students should select modules totalling 20 credits)

Semester 1 and 2 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVB006

Management Finance & Risk

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

20

NCVB007

Planning Estimating, Cost Monitoring & Control

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

20

Language

Language modules

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

 20

The language modules are subject to approval by the Year Tutor following discussion with the Programme Director.  Semester 2 language module must be a progression from Semester 1. 

 

4.3 Part C   

Degree Modules 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (110 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC007

Research Dissertation

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

30

UPC01

Urban Mobility

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

20

UPC02

Future Cities

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

20

UPC03

Advanced Planning Theory

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

20

UPC04

Planning Law, Policy and Governance

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

20

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (10 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC003

Teamwork and Leadership

10

 

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.  

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

5.3    Candidates in Part B who wish to transfer to the MPlan programme in Urban Planning must normally satisfy the progression requirements of that programme in both Part A and Part B to be eligible.

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.

Programme Specification

CV MPlan (Hons) Urban Planning

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MPlan (Hons) or MPlan (Hons) with DIS
Programme title Urban Planning
Programme code CVUM03
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 normally occurs between Part B and Part C.
UCAS code K421, K420
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a broad and well-balanced degree programme that develops students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills in the mediation of space and the making of place including the study of a specialist area of planning.
  • To prepare students for professional practice in the field of planning or related fields by offering students a degree programme that is aligned with the requirements of Royal Town Planning Institute and informed by professional experience.
  • To produce planning graduates with strong leadership skills who are equipped to play a leading role in industry, with potential to take responsibility for innovation and change.
  • To develop students with advanced analytical techniques which can be utilised in the realisation of digital and data informed planning.
  • To provide a high quality interdisciplinary educational experience that develops independent and reflective individuals who are able to effectively manage their own personal development.

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

The following Intended Learning Outcomes have been developed to reflect the following points of reference:

  • The Learning Outcomes and Principles in the Royal Town Planning Institute Policy Statement on Initial Planning Education, 2012;
  • The Quality Assurance Agency Subject Specific Benchmark Statement for Town and Country Planning;
  • Liaison and consultation with professional planners and key stakeholders

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.      The theoretical role and purpose of planning in economic and social development;

K2.      The political, legal and institutional frameworks within which planning and development takes place;

K3.      The ethical and moral responsibilities of planners to wider society in the UK and internationally;

K4.      The role of effective planning in the wider context of the development of the built environment;

K5.      Processes of socio-economic change and their inter-relationship with planning decisions in various contexts;

K6.      Environmental and ecological processes which may impact land use, and the role of planning in addressing key environmental challenges such as climate change and the use of resources;

K7.      Theories and principles that underpin planning, their evolution and impacts on the urban environment;

K8.      The impact of technological change and new digital technologies on informing and delivering effective planning;

K9.      The inter-relationships between different stakeholders, agencies and institutions that are involved or affected by the processes and procedures of planning and development; and

K10.   A specialist area of planning and the ability to lead on the development of this planning specialism within projects.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

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

C1.        Abstract and synthesise interdisciplinary knowledge from a broad spectrum of areas within an urban development framework;

C2.        Evaluate plans and development proposals within the framework of relevant national, regional and local policies, and with respect of societal challenges including sustainability;

C3.        Defend and present arguments in respect of spatial plans and policies appreciating different theoretical approaches and social, environmental, economic and political contexts;

C4.        Demonstrate a creative approach with consideration of design aesthetics and connection with the natural environment and social setting;

C5.        Identify appropriate methods to collect and evaluate information and data, including new digital sources, to aid effective spatial planning and evidence-based decisions; and

C6.        Formulate large-scale planning proposals through thorough interrogation to exploit a site’s potential with respect of the social-environmental-economic nexus.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

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

P1.        Prepare plans and formulate policies with a spatial orientation at different scales and within differing contexts;

P2.        Analyse different spatial contexts with respect of social, economic, environmental and physical factors;

P3.        Formulate and present informed judgements to support a position and to demonstrate negotiation and mediation between stakeholders; 

P4.        Recognise and critically debate moral and ethical issues pertinent to spatial planning both in the UK and other contexts;

P5.        Develop and undertake an original piece of spatial planning related research;

P6.        Apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through a 45-week period of work experience (DIS programme only); and

P7.        Utilise advanced quantitative analytical techniques to aid data driven and digital informed planning.

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1.        Communicate complex arguments to a range of audiences verbally, visually and in written form using a range of media;

T2.        Manage time and limited resources to undertake projects within defined parameters;

T3.        Work independently and within multidisciplinary groups;

T4.        Gather and manage both quantitative and qualitative data;

T5.        Undertake self-reflection and be aware of how their personal values may influence decisions and actions; and

T6.        Solve problems through effective collaboration.

T7.        Adopt a reflective approach to their own learning and professional development from which to monitor, plan and evidence personal and career development, and maintain professional competence.

4. Programme structure

4.1 Part A   

Introductory Modules 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVA101

Professional Skills

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

 20

CVA121

Principles of Law and Economics for the Built Environment

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

 20

CVA129

Professional Practice in Urban Planning

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

20

CVA130

Design Skills and Urban Data Analytics

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

20

CVA131

Challenges and Processes in Urban Planning

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

20

CVA132

Principles of Urban Planning

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

20

 

4.2 Part B    

Degree Modules 

Compulsory Modules (100 Credits) 

Semester 1 and 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPB02

Research and Digital Skills for Planning

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

20

UPB03

Urban Planning and the Environment

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

20

 

UPB04

Design and Place Making

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

20

GYB201

Remote Sensing and GIS

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

20

Semester 1

Code

Title

Modular Weight

GYB110

Sustainable Urban Geographies

10

Semester 2 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPB01

Urban Economics

10

Optional Modules (Students should select modules totalling 20 credits)

Semester 1 and 2 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVB006

Management Finance & Risk

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

20

NCVB007

Planning Estimating, Cost Monitoring & Control

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

20

Language

Language modules

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

 20

The language modules are subject to approval by the Year Tutor following discussion with the Programme Director.  Semester 2 language module must be a progression from Semester 1. 

 

4.3 Part C   

Degree Modules 

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (110 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC007

Research Dissertation

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

30

UPC01

Urban Mobility

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

20

UPC02

Future Cities

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

20

UPC03

Advanced Planning Theory

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

20

UPC04

Planning Law, Policy and Governance

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

20

Semester 1

Compulsory modules (10 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC003

Teamwork and Leadership

10

 

4.4 Part D   

Degree Modules 

Compulsory Modules (60 Credits)

Semester 1 + 2

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPD02

Applied Urban Planning Project

30

 Semester 1 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPD01

Modelling and Analysis for Urban Planning

15

 Semester 2 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPD03

Smart Cities

15

Semester 1 and 2

Optional Modules Students must choose 60 credits from the following three sets of modules: 

Code

Title

Modular Weight

UPD04

Transport Systems and Development (Sem 1)

15

UPD05

Transport Planning (Sem 2)

15

Or,

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCP001

Introduction to Infrastructure Systems (Sem 1)

15

UPD06

Infrastructure Planning (Sem 2)

15

Or,

Code

Title

Modular Weight

GYP012

Cities in Globalisation

30

 

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 Part C to D and to be eligible for the award of an Honours Degree, Candidates must satisfy the minimum credit requirements set out in Regulation XX. 

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

5.3    Any Candidate who fails to progress from Parts A or B may transfer to the appropriate Part of the BSc programme in Urban Planning 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 and subject to completion of an individual Research Project/Dissertation or equivalent, be awarded a BSc in Urban Planning with a classification based on the Candidate’s performance in relevant Part B and C modules, using modules and weightings appropriate to the BSc 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, be awarded a BSc in Urban Planning with a classification based on the Candidate’s performance in Parts B and C together with the individual research project (CVC007) using modular weightings appropriate to the BSc 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 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.

Programme Specification

CV BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award BEng(Hons) or BEng(Hons) with DIS
Programme title Architectural Engineering
Programme code CVUB21
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
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To provide a high-quality educational experience that provides broad skills and aspirations, including training from leading construction companies, consultants practices and architectural engineering firms in preparation for a professional career.
  • To provide a well-balanced degree programme that develops students’ knowledge, understanding and practical skills over the full range of core subjects including Architectural Design, Structural Engineering and Building Energy Networks. Knowledge of these disciplines will equip students for employment across fields of the civil, mechanical and architectural engineering industry.
  • To provide a 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 academic 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 educational and professional goals.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal 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;
  • The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers accreditation guidelines; and
  • Input from the civil engineering 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, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics;

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

K3.     Construction technology and architectural engineering practice;

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

K5.     Principles of design specific to architectural 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.   Architectural engineering education, design and practice in the UK context.

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 engineering problems;

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

C3.     Apply appropriate analytical techniques and codes of practice to the design of building 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 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 and architectural design both manually and using digital tools to a professional standard

P6.    Apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through a 45-week period of work experience (DIS programmes only). 

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 effectively as part of a team;

T6.     Manage projects and multiple team.

4. Programme structure

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

Part A

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

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

CVA133

Professional Practice in Architectural Engineering

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

20

CVA134

Design and Professional Skills

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

20

Part B - Degree Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

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

CVBXXX

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

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

20

CVBXXX

Designing for Wellbeing

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

20

CVBXXX

Integrated Design Project 1

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

20

CVB102

Soil Mechanics and Geology

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

20

Part C

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (110 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC007

Research Dissertation

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

30

CVCXXX

Control and Building Energy Networks

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

20

CVCXXX

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Electrical Systems

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

20

CVCXXX

Integrated Design Project 2

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

40

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules (10 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC002

 

Geotechnical Engineering

10

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.

5.3   Candidates in Part B who wish to transfer to the MEng programme in Architectural Engineering must normally satisfy the progression requirements of that programme in both Part A and Part B to be eligible.

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.

Programme Specification

CV MEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering

Academic Year: 2020/21

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:

  • Reg. XX (Undergraduate 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 Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MEng(Hons) or MEng(Hons) with DIS
Programme title Architectural Engineering
Programme code CVUM02
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 normally occurs between Part B and Part C
UCAS code
Admissions criteria
Date at which the programme specification was published

1. Programme Aims

  • To respond to the societal needs for a more sustainable and resilient built environment through the education of the next generation of building designers.
  • To produce multi-disciplinary architectural engineering graduates with strong leadership and design skills, who are equipped to play a leading role in industry, with potential to take responsibility for innovation and change in the architectural engineering sector.
  • 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 a career in the engineering and construction industry and make a valuable contribution to society.
  • To provide an integrated and extended programme of study which holistically combines the disciplines of Architecture, Structural Design and Building Energy. Its strong emphasis on industrial relevance fully supports the educational base to become a Chartered Engineer.
  • To develop students’ analytical, management and key transferrable skills to a depth and breadth that will prepare them for employment in a wide variety of professional roles.
  • To help students develop a strong capacity for independent learning and self-reliance to help students realise their potential and successfully achieve their own educational and professional goals.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external and internal 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;
  • The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers accreditation guidelines; and
  • Input from the civil engineering 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, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics;

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

K3.     Construction technology and architectural engineering practice;

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

K5.     Application of design specific to architectural engineering.

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

K7.     The management and coordination 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.   Architectural engineering education, design and practice in a European context.

K12.   The principles of Master-planning;

K13.   The manufacturing processes applied to the built environment;

K14.   The critical relevance of functional architectural details in large-scale buildings;

K15.   The necessity for an uncompromised sustainable approach to new constructions

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 engineering problems;

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

C3.     Apply appropriate analytical techniques and codes of practice to the design of building 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.     Critically evaluate alternative techniques and strategies for managing people at work;

C8.     Critically analyse and interpret financial information;

C9.     Apply engineering principles, theories and methods in a professional environment (DIS programme only).

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.    Proficiently use appropriate specialist computer software;

P4.    Plan and perform technical reports and give technical presentations;

P5.    Compose technical drawings and architectural design both manually and using digital tools commensurate to a professional standard.

P6.    Apply knowledge and skills in a professional environment through a 45-week period of work experience (DIS programmes only). 

P7.     Critically evaluate clashes in building design and their solutions;

P8.     Observe, record, process and analyse Architectural aspects of non-UK based buildings;

c. Key transferable skills:

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

T1.     Communicate professionally using a range of media;

T2.     Use ICT tools;     

T3.     Use mathematical skills appropriate to an engineer;

T4.     Work independently;

T5.     Work effectively as part of a team;

T6.     Manage projects and multiple team.

T7.     Work with limited and contradictory information;

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

T9.     Articulate design solutions verbally and graphically.

4. Programme structure

Part A

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

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

CVA133

Professional Practice in Architectural Engineering

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

20

CVA134

Design and Professional Skills

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

 20

Part B - Degree Modules

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (120 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

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

CVBXXX

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

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

20

CVBXXX

Designing for Wellbeing

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

20

CVBXXX

Integrated Design Project 1

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

20

CVB102

Soil Mechanics and Geology

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

20

Part C

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (110 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC007

Research Dissertation

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

30

CVCXXX

Control and Building Energy Networks

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

20

CVCXXX

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Electrical Systems

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

20

CVCXXX

Integrated Design Project 2

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

40

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules (10 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

NCVC002

 

Geotechnical Engineering

10

Part D

Semester 1 and 2

Compulsory Modules (60 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVDXXX

Integrated Design Project 3

(Sem 1: 30 credits; Sem 2: 30 credits)

60

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules (15 credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVDXXX

Design and Project Management

15

Optional Modules (students may choose 15 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVP310

Thermal Modelling and 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM)

15

CVPXXX

Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

15

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules (15 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVDXXX

Manufacturing Automation for construction

15

Optional Modules (students may choose 15 Credits)

Code

Title

Modular Weight

CVP309

Low Energy Building Design

15

CVDXXX

Architectural Engineering Research Project

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 Part C to D 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 must also accumulate 120 credits in each Part to progress.

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

5.3    Any candidate who fails to progress from Parts A or B may transfer to the appropriate Part of the BEng programme in Architectural 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 be awarded a BEng in Architectural 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, be awarded a BEng in Architectural 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 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.

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