- Academic Registry
Programme & Unit Catalogues

AR40307: Group design project - civil and architectural

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Basil Spence Engineering Project (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The Sir Basil Spence project for Civil and Architectural Engineers. To give students experience in developing a complex scheme working in teams.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of the unit, the student will have demonstrated an ability to undertake complex multidisciplinary design work. They will also have demonstrated verbal and written professional communication skills with their design team, and with potential clients.

Intellectual skills
* To apply theoretical knowledge to complex multidisciplinary designs - assessed
Professional/Practical skills
* Analytical and design skills related to the material covered - assessed
Transferable/key skills
* To communicate ideas verbally and in writing - facilitated and assessed.

A substantial multidisciplinary design project with teams of civil engineers, civil and architectural engineers and architects. Civil and architectural engineers will concentrate on the sustainable interaction between the structure, building environment, architecture and construction of a building. The project will be tutored both by academic staff and industrial visiting tutors.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR40307 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-AFM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering (Year 4)
  • UEAR-AKM03 : MEng(Hons) Civil and Architectural Engineering with Year long work placement (Year 5)