Full Title:Civil Engineering Science
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:CENG E7006
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:On completing this course the student should have a basic understanding of a broad range of principles involved in the physical sciences and be aware of the technological applications of those principles
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Communicate a basic working knowledge of a broad range of principles involved in the physical sciences and technological applications used in a modern civil engineering industry.
  2. Identify the physical processes associated with the behaviour of varying components within the Civil Engineering Industry.
  3. Apply the knowledge and comprehension of these principles and processes to situations within industry.
  4. Carry out experiments both as individuals and in groups, testing processes and confirming principles.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Energy and Power
Basic scientific S.I. units. Energy and power. Conservation of energy, efficiency. Kinetic and potential energy.
Heat Energy
Temperature and temperature scales. Thermometers. Expansion of materials. Heat energy causing change of temperature and change of state. Methods of heat transfer, conduction, convection, and thermal radiation. Thermal conductivity. U-values. Vapours, saturated vapour pressure, dew point and condensation, relative humidity
Waves and Sound
Waves as energy carriers. Time period, frequency, velocity, and wavelength. The electromagnetic spectrum. Introduction to sound. Uses of ultrasound. Sound Intensity levels. Decibel scale. Human hearing. Echoes and reverberation.
Lighting and Optics
Wave properties of light. The visible spectrum. Illumination of surfaces, Inverse Square law of illumination. Light sources. Simple optics of lenses.
Simple chemistry of water. Atoms, molecules, ions. The periodic table. Acids, bases and salts.Elements, compounds, mixtures, alloys.Fetch, placement and replacement policies.
Electrical Circuits
Effects of an electric current. Circuit diagrams and symbols. Fuses. Costing of electricity. Ohms law . Series and parallel circuits. Electrical power. Single phase and three phase.
An introduction to Environmental Science
Awareness and understanding of topical issues related to the environment - Water quality, waste water, air quality, noise
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Class tests will be held at the end of each topic. The tests are used as an aid to summarise/close each chapter and to more effectively cover the course content during the semester and are mainly descriptive with some analytical. 1,2,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation 4 to 6no. practical laboratory-based exercises and experiments designed to implement and reinforce the theory presented in lectures. This will also involve the preparation of laboratory reports associated with the directed laboratory exercises. 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam The Final Examination will be a 2 - hour written test, assessing all of the learning outcomes. Students will normally be required to answer 3 questions out of 5. 1,2,3 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students shall also be offered appropriate alternative assessments in place of recoverable elements of coursework for completion prior to the summer break / during the subsequent semester / for consideration prior to the repeat examination board meeting. Elements of coursework which the programme board have agreed are non-recoverable are clearly communicated to students at the start of each semester.

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
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 4.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Randall McMullan 2012, Environmental Science in Building, 7th Ed., Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230290808]
  • Jim Breithaupt 2000, New Understanding Physics for Advanced Level, 4th Ed., Nelson Thornes [ISBN: 0748743146]
  • R Serway 2012, College Physics, 9th Ed., Brooks Cole [ISBN: 9780840068484]
  • T Duncan and Heather Kennett 2001, GCSE Physics, 4th Ed., Hodder Murray [ISBN: 0719586143]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory