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CIVL6022 - Professional Studies

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Title:Professional Studies
Long Title:Professional Studies
Module Code:CIVL6022
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: DES WALSH
Module Description: This module covers the relationship between the engineer and the wider society, covering, inter alia, social obligations, professional practice, communication with a lay audience and codes of practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Recognise the engineer's environmental and social obligations
LO2 Define what behaviours constitute professional practice in the engineer's relationship with clients, employers and colleagues
LO3 Outline health, safety and welfare legislation relevant to engineering projects
LO4 Present arguments outlining the advantages of a particular engineering project to a lay audience
LO5 Interpret Codes of Practice and Directives relevant to engineering
LO6 Produce a range of written communications to support team and project work
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Obligations on Engineers
Environmental and social context.
Professional practice
Relationship with clients, employers, colleagues. Unethical practice.
Legislation and Codes of Practice
Health and Safety legislation. Welfare. Engineering codes of practice.
Professional Written Communication
Writing emails,letters,reports and meeting documentation. Constructing and integrating visual aidss. Constructing and putting forward arguments.
Oral Communication
Presentation skills: structure, timing, eye contact, use of voice, physical positioning. Use of technology to aid presentations.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Present an engineering project to a lay audience 1,4,6 30.0 Week 5
Written Report Engineering in social context 1,2,3,4,6 40.0 Week 9
Short Answer Questions Engineering Codes of Practice, Directives and Legislation 2,3,5 30.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
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.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theoretical aspects of professional engineering 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Teamwork and presentation skills 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-directed study and work on assessments 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theoretical aspects of professional engineering 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Tutorial Teamwork and presentation skills 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent directed learning of module content 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review / Revision of lecture material. Independent research. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • McClave, Henry 2008, Communication for Business, 4th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717144556]
  • Charles B. Fledderman 2008, Engineering Ethics, 3rd Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 0132306417]
  • Edward de Bono 1999, Six Thinking Hats, 2nd Ed., Penguin London [ISBN: 0-14-029666]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 4 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Mandatory

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