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CENV2035 City Infrastructure Design Project

Module Overview

City Engineering Design will build on the learning from the Liveable Cities module of the city scale and require the development of focused engineering solutions. The module takes the Liveable Cities vision(s) from semester 1 to provide the focus to develop a significant scheme within the city which contributes towards a chosen vision (such as car free, or walkable). This may be a building, bridge, transport, connectivity, flooding or waste scheme. The scheme must be a significant (Big, Bold and High Impact) physical engineering change to the city. A key aspect of the module is the development of a deployment plan for the intervention alongside the design. This includes risk, wider project management and lifecycle assessment.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • SM1 Knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline, to enable appreciation of its scientific and engineering context, and to support their understanding of relevant historical, current and future developments and Technologies ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • SM2 Knowledge and understanding of mathematical and statistical methods necessary to underpin their education in their engineering discipline ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • EA1 Understanding of engineering principles and the ability to apply them to analyse key engineering processes ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • EA2 Ability to identify, classify and describe the performance of systems and components through the use of analytical methods and modelling techniques ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • EA4 Understanding of, and the ability to apply, an integrated or systems approach to solving engineering problems. ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • EP4 Understanding of the use of technical literature and other information sources ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • EP8 Ability to work with technical uncertainty DEVELOPMENT OF A CITY VISION – REPORT AND PRESENTATION
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • G1 Apply their skills in problem solving, communication, information retrieval, working with others, and the effective use of general IT facilities ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 REPORT AND PRESENTATION
  • G2 Plan self-learning and improve performance, as the foundation for lifelong learning ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 REPORT AND PRESENTATION
  • G3 Monitor and adjust a personal programme of work on an on-going basis ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 REPORT AND PRESENTATION
  • G4 Exercise initiative and personal responsibility, which may be as a team member or leader. ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 REPORT AND PRESENTATION
  • D6 Communicate their work to technical and non-technical audiences. ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 REPORT AND PRESENTATION
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • D1 Understand and evaluate business, customer and user needs, including considerations such as the wider engineering context, public perception and aesthetics ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • D2 Investigate and define the problem, identifying any constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations; ethical, health, safety, security and risk issues; intellectual property; codes of practice and standards ASSESSED THROUGH CITY CONCEPTS POSTER AND THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • D3 Work with information that may be incomplete or uncertain and quantify the effect of this on the design ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • E1 Understanding of the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering and a knowledge of professional codes of conduct ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • E2 Knowledge and understanding of the commercial, economic and social context of engineering processes ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report
  • E3 Knowledge and understanding of management techniques, including project management, that may be used to achieve engineering objectives ASSESSED THROUGH THE DELIVERING CITYVISION2030 report

Syllabus

The module will utilise three local cities Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth. Southampton will be used to develop and explain concepts whereas Winchester and Portsmouth will be used for the assessments. You are expected to produce a physical model of your intervention alongside detailed scale drawings. This is in addition to a plan for manufacture at scale. Students will address core technical concepts within their design. Upon Completion of this module you will be able to: • Develop an engineering intervention for a city to deliver on an outlined city vision within a specific location, • Evaluate, and deliver a risk and management schedule for an engineering intervention for a city, • Analyse the structural integrity and sustainability of a developed solution, • Present you engineering solution as a concise, coherent document which could be used for Public Consultation by a city council for its proposed intervention. Module introduction, liveable city concepts – a refresher (1 lecture) Converting a vision into an engineering intervention (task 1) (1 lecture). Rezoning Southampton to address mobility (1 lecture) Rezoning the Southampton Waterfront (1 lecture) Modelling tools (Climate Consultant, datashine etc) (1 lecture) Information gathering and site analysis (2 lectures) Project and Risk Management of a city scale engineering intervention (3 lectures) Design for sustainability, whole life costs (2 lectures) Structural Systems and Materials (2 lectures) Foundation design (1 lecture) Wind loading and design (1 lecture) How to write a formal report / presenting your work. A refresher (2 lectures)

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching activities: lectures (18), walkaround site visits of case study site (1 x 3h), workshops (8 x 4h Design Studio sessions for groupwork tasks) Learning activities: Report writing skills through individual assessment of city strengths / weaknesses Individual poster presentation of city intervention concepts Group work of design, technical report and presentation to an expert panel of city intervention. Interim and final presentations of design concept to an expert panel Design Studio sessions with Liveable Cities and structural engineering staff.

TypeHours
Wider reading or practice20
Fieldwork3
Supervised time in studio/workshop32
Completion of assessment task77
Lecture18
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Continuous Assessment 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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