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CIVL8007 - Engineer in Society

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Title:Engineer in Society
Long Title:Engineer in Society
Module Code:CIVL8007
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: LEONARD O DRISCOLL
Module Description: The student will learn about the role of the engineer within the engineering profession and within society. The position and responsibilities of the engineer, particularly related to ethics and sustainability will be explored. Communication with the engineering profession and society at large will be emphasised. It will also include an introduction to the skills required for the Work Placement module.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate and explain the position and responsibilities of the engineer in relation to industry and society
LO2 Demonstrate the communication skills required to find employment in an engineering workplace
LO3 Identify with ethical values in the profession
LO4 Explain the importance of minimising impacts on the environment
LO5 Critically evaluate the building regulatory and planning process
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Preparation for the professional interview
Preparation of CV and portfolios. Interview preparation. Presentations.
Professional involvement
Civil and Structural engineering relationships with kindred professions. The role of professional bodies. Workplace issues and legislation. Confidentiality. Copyright. Equality.
Ethics in engineering
The application of ethical theories and awareness to the engineering profession. Responsibility to Society. Duty of care. Legal duties of the engineer. Safety and risk analysis. Responsibility for safety in design. Study of engineering case studies. Codes of ethics.
Sustainability in engineering
Climate change resilience and engineering design. Issues of sustainability in the built environment. Carbon emissions. International agreements.
Building regulatory and planning process
Building control legislation, key regulatory guidance, planning procedures, documentation, permission, retention, exemptions, appeals and environmental imapct assessments.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview Preparation of CV, interview and presentation 1,2 20.0 Week 4
Written Report Climate change resilience in engineering design. Including oral presentation. 1,3,4 50.0 Week 8
Project Written report and presentation on a building regulatory / planning project 4,5 30.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

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 Delivery of module material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Application of lecture material in practice 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research and development, preparation of essays and presentation 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research and development, preparation of essays 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Lecture Delivery of modul material 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial Application of lecture material in practice 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • J Summers and B Smith 2014, Communication skills handbook, Fourth Ed., Wiley
  • Engineers Ireland 2018, Code of Ethics
  • Charles Fleddermann 2013, Engineering Ethics, Fourth Ed.
  • M Martin & R Schinzinger 2005, Ethics in Engineering, Fourth Ed., McGraw Hill New York
  • Department of housing, planning and local government 2016, Code of practice for inspecting and certifying works
  • Joan Van Emden and Lucinda Becker 2017, Writing for engineers, Fourth Ed., Palgrave
  • J Seely 2013, Oxford A-Z of grammar and punctuation, Oxford
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Henry Petroski 1999, Remaking the world, Vintage Books New York [ISBN: 0375700242]
  • Henry Petroski 1992, To engineer is human, Vintage Books New York [ISBN: 0679734163]
  • Frank L Benson and Associates, ¬∑ The Impact of Planning, Licensing and Environmental Issues on Industrial Development
  • Environmental Protection Agency, ¬∑Environmental Impact Statements - Two Volume Set of Guidelines and Advice Notes., Environmental Protection Agency
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CSTRU_8 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Structural Engineering 5 Mandatory
CR_CCEEE_9 Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy) 5 Mandatory
CR_CSTEN_9 Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering 5 Mandatory

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