KB7012 - Infrastructure Engineering Design

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn river engineering, urban hydrology and urban drainage, coastal engineering, and sediment transport. In each case you will learn advanced analysis techniques using computer software as well as more basic analysis based on hand-calculations. In each case you will build upon the knowledge gained in different subjects earlier in your education and learn how to apply it to wide-ranging design/maintenance/upgrading problems.

How will I learn on this module?

Your learning will be facilitated through lectures, seminars and computer laboratory sessions. Lectures will focus on the key theoretical principles of the topics covered; seminars will allow you to practice developing solutions to problems and supporting them with calculations; and computer laboratory sessions will allow you to practice the use of industry standard analysis software. You will also take part in field visits to sites of relevance to the topics covered.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will have already developed your skills as an independent learner, however support will be available throughout the academic year during seminars, computer laboratory sessions and office hours. Within the formal scheduled teaching, continuous feedback will be given, and you will be afforded the opportunity to present work for comment during the academic year. Resources from lectures, seminars and computer laboratory sessions will be uploaded onto the University’s Blackboard site, and an electronic reading list including a range of sources available online will be provided.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria University include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

MLO1: Apply advanced theoretical and numerical tools to analyse the behaviour of water in the context of various Civil Engineering applications

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

MLO2: Develop quantitative solutions to a range of water infrastructure design, maintenance, and upgrading problems.

MLO3: Apply Civil Engineering knowledge from a range of different areas to support infrastructure design, maintenance and upgrading options with quantitative calculations.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

MLO4: Appraise the holistic nature of Civil Engineering.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will include a design project focusing on the design/maintenance/upgrading of an Civil Engineering infrastructure asset, focusing mainly on water infrastructure. This will assess MLOs 1-4.

There will also be an examination that will assess MLOs 1 and 4.





Module abstract

This module will equip you with the skills necessary to solve problems relating to a wide range of Civil Engineering infrastructures, focusing mainly on water infrastructure. This includes rivers and canals, water supply and urban drainage, flood defences, sediment transport, and coastal engineering. You will learn some advanced methods of analysis, and will practice the development of solutions to a range of design, maintenance, and upgrading problems. You will learn to apply the knowledge gained in different Civil Engineering subjects earlier in your education to support your solution ideas with quantitative calculations. You will complete a coursework assignment which will be based on an infrastructure design/maintenance/upgrading project involving a wide range of skills. Your learning will be supported by opportunities to work with industry standard analysis software in water engineering and you will take part in field visits related to your coursework assignment. Successful completion of the module will equip you for a wide range of careers in the water industry and other Civil Engineering work where dealing with operating and maintaining existing infrastructure is an important activity.

Course info

UCAS Code H201

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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