Full Title:Infrastructure Development
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:ENGR E8003
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:Study of Infrastructure design and development including roads, drainage, power supply and water supply
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe current planning legislation and relate its significance to a person constructing or leasing a premises for business related purposes
  2. Recognise the infrastructural requirements for a typical commercial/industrial building
  3. Assess the suitability of a site or building from a planning and infrastructure provision perspective
  4. Design a preliminary site layout, selecting appropriate infrastructure features, for a proposed commercial/industrial development.
  5. Complete a planning application form and formulate the associated public notices
  6. Develop a preliminary cost estimate, including fees and levies, for the provision of a new commercial/industrial building

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Legislation, Assessment Process, Content and format of an Environmental Impact Statement
Statutory Legislation, Development Plans, Zoning, Types of Planning, The Planning Process. Assessment/Decision Process. Appeal Process (Bord Planala), Role of Public
Road Types, Car Park Requirements, Entrances, Facilities for Pedestrians and cyclists
Water Demand, Fire Flow Requirements, Selection of Pipe Size, Water Main Fittings, Water Treatment
Foul Waste water generation, Treatment of foul wastewater, Surface Water Run-off . Sewer network design. Sustainable Urban Drainage (SUDS)
Construction Costs. Non –construction costs (Development Levies and Fees). Typical unit rates.
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
Project Design a preliminary site layout with associated infrastructure for a small commercial building. Complete a planning application form and write public notices. Prepare a preminary cost estimate. 2,3,4,5,6 70.00 0 0 Sem 1 End 0
Continuous Assessment Essay on the planning process 1 15.00 0 0 Week 6 0
Continuous Assessment Report, assessing from a planning perspective, the suitability of various sites within Dundalk for a small commercial enterprise 1,3 15.00 0 0 Week 3 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
Project: Student shall complete the activities as set out in the project brief for an alternative site. Continued Assessment: Student shall be required to submit alternative essays.

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 Theory based 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Preparation for CA Assignments 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study Preparation for Term Project 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Guidance on term long project 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Louth County Council, Dundalk and Environs Development Plan 2009-2015
  • Dundalk Town Council 2009, Development Contribution Scheme
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dept. of Environment & Local Government 1998, Recommendation for Site Development Works for Housing Areas, 5th Ed., Government Stationary Office [ISBN: 978 - 0707661633]
  • David Littlefield 2012, Metric Handbook: Planning and Design Data, 4th Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-1856178068]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources