Integrating Group Project


Integrating design project providing a means to apply knowledge across several modules to solving a realistic series of project problems for a construction project. 


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with the opportunity to work with others as part of a diverse team, integrating skills learned in previous modules and problem solving to produce a civil engineering design solution. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Produce an appropriate design solution to a given brief, undertaking appropriate research activities to access and apply information to satisfy a client's brief. 

2.  Analyse requirements of a design solution, provide calculations and working drawings. 

3.  Produce an extract of a costed bill of quantities and health and safety information and a sustainability assessment. 

Indicative Content

1 Project Analysis and Design:

Calculations and detailing of the design project.

2 Project Review Report:

Review of client's brief, justification of design options including sustainability, taking off quantities, producing risk assessments and method statements, pricing bills of quantities and carbon costing.

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Semester 2 module designed to encourage and develop team working with a diverse team that is likely to include international students on an assigned project integrating knowledge and encouraging creative solutions to problems - requires timetabling for 1 day per week. There are opportunities for some of the class to take leadership/deputy leadership roles during this module. The assessment is coursework only. The wholly interactive day-long sessions are intended to replicate an office environment with opportunities to undertake tasks/share knowledge/discuss problems throughout the day session. Whilst individual submissions are expected the workload of design for a major project may be shared by a group working to a single project design as part of a design team. Members of staff make themselves available as official consultants for which students can interact during the project simulation.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 150
Lecture 6
Tutorial/Seminar 24
Supervised Practical Activity 10
Unsupervised Practical Activity 0
Assessment 70
Independent 40

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


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