Full Title:Project 1 - Group Design Project
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PROJ I7001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and evaluate different design options
  2. Gather relevant data from national and international codes, policy documents and other sources.
  3. Apply a range of engineering knowledge and techniques to produce a final design proposal
  4. Plan and manage both independently and as a member of a team.
  5. Recognise the social, environmental and economic issues associated with a typical construction project
  6. Communicate effectively in both written and oral form.
  7. Produce a preliminary cost estimate and develop a preliminary works programme

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Students shall be broken into teams of 3. Each group shall be required to develop preliminary design proposals for a medium sized development/facility to be located within the DKIT campus (e.g. Multi-Story car park, Student Accommodation, Small Retail Development, Sports Centre, Sports Stadium etc.) Topographiacal surveys, Geotechnical Data, Os Mapping etc shall be provided to each group
Project Brief
Each group shall be required to: • determine suitable size/capacity for the facility • identify and evaluate suitable site location within campus • plan and evaluate different site layouts • identify and evaluate suitable structural forms • identify and evaluate suitable foundation design options • carry out preliminary design calculations for the building structure and foundations • develop preliminary design proposals for car park layout and provision of water supply and wastewater/ surface water infrastructure •select a suitable design feature that promotes sustainable design principles • prepare a preliminary cost estimate for the project • produce a preliminary programme of works for the project
Presentation of Proposals
Each group shall present there design proposals in 3 different formats as follows: • A poster presentation setting out progress to date ( Week 5) • A PowerPoint presentation on the completed project (Week 12) • A final written report with associated drawings and calculations ( Week 13) A poster presentation setting out progress to date ( Week 5) A PowerPoint presentation on the completed project (Week 12) A final written report with associated drawings and calculations
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Written Report Final written report including all calculations and drawingsn/a   80.00 0 0 Sem 1 End 0
Presentation Poster Presentation of interim design proposals with follow-on question and answer session   10.00 0 0 Week 5 0
Presentation Presentaion of final design proposal with follow-on question and answer session   10.00 0 0 Week 12 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Individual student shall repeat the module during a follow-on academic period Where a number of students fail they shall be formed into an alternative group(s) and asked to prepare a new design proposal and write.an associated report

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Tutorial on Presentation and Writing Skills 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Mentoring of group by the assigned lecturer 0.50 Every Week 0.50
Independent Study Development of design proposals by group members 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading Collaborative effort in group work sessions 2.50 Every Week 2.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dept. of Environment & Local Government 1998, Recommendation for Site Development Works for Housing Areas, Government Stationary Office [ISBN: 978 - 0707661633]
  • David Littlefield 2012, Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data, Routledge [ISBN: 978-1856178068]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Fiona Cobb 2008, Structural Engineer's Pocket Book, 2nd Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 978-0750686860]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Mandatory