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CIVL6032 - Planning & Development

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Title:Planning & Development
Long Title:Planning & Development for the Built Environment
Module Code:CIVL6032
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: NIAMH POWER
Module Description: This module will give the student a basic understanding of sustainable development in an engineering context. Topics covered include sustainability concepts, planning process, environmental impact assessment, effects of fossil fuels, renewable energy, technical guidance documents and communicating these issues with the society at large.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Explain sustainable development and evaluate the sustainability of a given project in the built environment.
LO2 Evaluate the planning process and the potential impacts on the environment.
LO3 Discuss the impacts of fossil fuel energy usage on the environment and highlight the potential for a range of sustainable energy sources.
LO4 Recognise planning and development best practice under the technical guidance documents
LO5 Communicate issues of sustainability to an audience.
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
Sustainable development
The three pillars of sustainability, issues of sustainability in the built environment, population trends, case studies, climate change causes and impacts.
Planning process
The current planning process, environmental impact assessments, BAT, incorporating sustainable concepts into the planning process and the built environment.
Energy
Current fossil fuel usage and their impacts. Peak oil and peak gas. EU and Irish energy policy, strategies and legislation, primary energy and final energy. Renewable and sustainable energy including wind, biomass and solar.
Technical Guidance Documents
Review of the Building Regulations and an understanding of the Technical Guidance Documents. Particular emphasis will be placed on energy usage (u-values) and access for people with disabilities etc.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Critically evaluate a planning application for sustainability and the potential of the development to effect the environment. Evaluate the sustainability of the given project. Communicate the findings effectively to an audience 1,2,5 25.0 Week 5
Project Sustainable energy sources and the impacts of fossil fuels 3 15.0 Week 7
Other Exam/project of Irelands Technical Guidance Documents 4 20.0 Week 10
Short Answer Questions Module Topics 1,2,3,4 40.0 Sem End
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 Theory 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Examples and Solutions 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-study 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 Theory 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Tutorial Examples and Solutions 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self-study 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Dept. of Environment, Community & Local Government 2009, Urban Design Manual, A Best Practice Guide
  • Dept. of Environmental, Community & Local Government 2004, Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Dept. of Environmental, Community & Local Government 2005, Sustainable Rural Housing
  • EPA 2002, Guidelines on the information to be contained in Environmental Impact Statements
  • SEAI 2011, Energy in Ireland
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • Dept. of Environmental, Community & Local Government 2012, Retail Planning Guidelines
Other Resources
  • Website: Sustainable Energy Authority of Irelandwww.seai.ie
  • Website: Department of the Environment, Community and Local Governmentwww.environ.ie
  • Website: Environmental Protection Agencywww.epa.ie
  • Website: International Energy Agencywww.iea.ie
  • Website: Department of Environment, Community and Local AuthorityTechnical Guidance Documents
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 3 Mandatory
CR_EENEN_7 Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering 1 Elective
CR_EENEN_7 Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering 2 Elective
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 3 Mandatory

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