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AR20318: Civil engineering management 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Construction Law (CW 50%)
  • Health & Safety (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to:
* to provide students with a basic knowledge of the civil engineering profession and its place in society;
* to prepare the students for successfully obtaining and completing their first placement experience.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student should be able to:
* demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the engineer's role in society and some of the broader issues affecting an engineer's work
* demonstrate an understanding of the role of professional organisations and the ethical behavioural framework within which the engineer is expected to operate
* demonstrate a knowledge of the routes to corporate membership of ICE and IStructE and the contribution to be made by the industrial placements
* demonstrate an ability to find a job
* demonstrate an understanding of what is needed for good written and verbal communication skills and an awareness of the requirements for the effective use of graphical communication
* demonstrate an ability to assume responsibility for their personal safety on a construction site.

Intellectual skills
* To understand taught material - taught
Professional/Practical skills
* To give students an appropriate level of legal knowledge in preparation for employment as a graduate in the construction industry - taught and facilitated
Transferable/key skills
* To communicate ideas verbally and in writing - facilitated and assessed.

Organisation of the industry - sectors, clients, designer and contractors, the role of the engineer, professional institutions
The basic principles of design and construction procurement, promotor's obligations, feasibility studies, options for procurement.
SATOR, employer's role, sandwich training, personal safety on construction sites, looking for a job
Communication skills - written, verbal and graphic communication, applications [CVs and covering letters],
Introduction to English law and legal systems - trot, negligence and contract
Introduction to contract law - creating and using contracts
Company law - types of business organisation, setting up a limited company, directors and responsibilities, insolvency and bankruptcy
Employment law - contract of employment, rights and duties, terms and conditions of employment
Construction law - standard forms of contract, NEC, JCT, examples of application
Construction law - process of arbitration, actions and duties of parties.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR20318 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AFB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKB07 : BEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AFM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering (Year 2)
  • UEAR-AKM07 : MEng(Hons) Civil Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.