Communication in Professional Practice module (CE11003)

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Credits

10

Module code

CE11003

In this module you will learn about the role of the Civil Engineer in society, as well as being introduced to some of the fundamental aspects of Civil Engineering – technical drawing, sustainability, and health and safety, and how all these aspects are communicated to the many people involved in a Civil Engineering project.
You will learn the fundamentals of technical drawing using computer-aided design (CAD) using the AutoCAD software package. You will learn how to evaluate the sustainability of a Civil Engineering project using industry-standard methods and conduct risk assessments of construction site activities. Additionally, you will learn about cutting-edge Civil Engineering projects in presentations given by visiting engineers.

Topics include:

  • Use of CAD software to draw key structural components, and how these can be assembled together to form parts of a structure.
  • Site visits to ‘live’ and recently-completed Civil Engineering projects with the Civil Engineers who oversaw their design and planning.
  • Talks by engineers on their roles in the Civil Engineering sector, with discussion of new developments in construction technology and design.
  • Calculation of the embodied carbon (’carbon footprint’) of structures from their drawings, using the Institution of Civil Engineers method.

Courses

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