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CIVL6009 - Engineering Science

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Title:Engineering Science
Long Title:Engineering Science
Module Code:CIVL6009
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: NORMA HURLEY
Module Description: This modules introduces students to the 4 main classes of engineering materials - metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. It aims to give students an understanding of the chemical bonding in materials and identifies the mechanical properties of materials which are important to construction materials. The thermal properties of constuction materials are explored; i.e. thermal conductivity, thermal expansion coefficients, R-value and U-value. Methods of heat transfer in buildings are also explored.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 identify and understand the chemical bonding in engineering materials
LO2 identify and define mechanical and physical properties of construction materials and be aware of their behaviour in service
LO3 demonstrate how R-values & U-values of materials and structures are used in calculating the heat lost in buildings
LO4 describe the basic concepts of optics/lighting and sound/acoustics and how these can be used in buildings
LO5 solve thermal expansion, latent heat and specific heat capacity, thermal conductivity, reverberation time and lighting problems
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.

Health and safety for laboratory work
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to materials
Introduction to chemical bonding in materials and the properties associated with metallic, ionic and covalent bonds in structures. Classification of engineering materials; metals, polymers, ceramics and composites.
Behaviour in service of construction materials
Briefly explain the mechanical properties and other relevant properties (e.g. corrosion, surface protection, brittle and ductile fracture, fatigue, creep temperature extremes and fire protection) of construction materials (e.g. steel, cement, concrete, PVC, PE, brick, wood, wood composites, glass and reinforced concrete).
Heat and thermal properties of construction materials
Introduction to heat and temperature; temperature scales. Heat transfer in building i.e. conduction, convection and radiation. Specific and latent heat. Thermal expansion. R-values and U-values; examples from buildings materials. Thermal insulation techniques, condensation and ventilation.
Optics/lighting and sound/acoustics in buildings
Waves and wave properties. Electromagnetic waves, artificial lighting and daylighting in houses, inverse square law. Sound, acoustics, reverberation time, Sabine's formula, sound of control in buildings, absorption, insulation and isolation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work35.00%
End of Module Formal Examination65.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory Work and reports 2 20.0 Every Second Week
Multiple Choice Questions In class assessment 3,5 15.0 Week 5
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 65.0 End-of-Semester
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 + problem solving 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Lab laboratory experiments to support understanding of lecture topics 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Tutorial problem based solving 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) study + practice 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.50
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 + problem solving 1.5 Every Week 1.50
Lab laboratory experiments to support understadnign of lecture topics 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) study + practice 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • G. D. Taylor 2000, Materials in construction: An introduction, 3rd Ed., Pearson Education Limited [ISBN: 0582368898]
  • G. D. Taylor 2002, Materials in Construction: Principles, Practice and Performace, Pearson Education Limited [ISBN: 0582369347]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Grondzik, Walter T. 2010, Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 11 Ed., Hoboken, N.J. Wiley [ISBN: 9780470195659 0470195657]
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 1 Mandatory
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory
CR_CCIVL_6 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering 1 Mandatory

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