This module will develop construction project skills, identify, review and analyse project management best practice guidelines and discuss aspects of planning and controlling projects. Evaluation of industry techniques and tools, using manual and computer methods for planning and control will be undertaken.
Building Information Modelling (or BIM) is fast becoming an integral aspect of the construction industry. This new approach goes beyond the norms of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and opens up the possibility to integrate 3D modelling and digital information into the entire construction process. In this module you will critically investigate and analyse the theory behind BIM and how it is implemented throughout all phases of the design and construction process. We will look at the financial and business benefits that BIM can offer and how new emerging technologies and standards impact on its application for designers, constructors and facilities managers. In addition we will also look at the practical implementation of BIM through the use of industry standard software tools.
The MSc Dissertation enables you to undertake an in-depth individual research project in an area directly linked to your subject area and interests. This will ensure that you undertake scholarly work that further develops an aspect of the taught material and thereby contributes to your personal development and training towards professional practice. This module evidences your transformation from undergraduate to master’s level achievement through the process and production of a recognised research output in your subject area.
Delivery within budget is a key requirement of successful projects and programmes. This module is designed to provide deep understanding of not only the methods of producing financial information throughout the project life-cycle, but also the implications of such information for project and programme outcomes.
This module will enable students to gain valuable industrial experience by undertaking a work placement. A portfolio will be used to gather records of the tasks undertaken and experienced gained
By studying this module you will develop the personal and professional skills required to design and undertake research in your chosen subject area at post graduate level.
The aim of this module is to provide you a well-balanced fully aware sustainability management and development practitioners who are able to analyse and assess the essence of sustainability issues and to formulate the required strategy to implement practical sustainable development solutions in business and society. Sustainable engineering& nbsp;concerns the ability of delivering the product/services in an economically viable, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable way. This requires engineers to make optimum use of energy and materials, to mitigate any associated environmental, social and economic impacts, and to fully embrace concepts such as life cycle analysis, value for money, socially responsible, design for manufacturing and assembling within the design process. Industry requires a practical framework to meet the challenge of achieving sustainable development. This module aims to provide that framework by: providing an overview of methodology, technology and management tools that could be used to narrow the & lsquo;sustainable gap& rsquo;. developing an overall awareness of the real causes of environmental& nbsp;degradation and social responsibility. developing the awareness of the relevant scientific and engineering principles fundamental to the understanding of the problem and solution to this environmental degradation and social responsibility.
The aim of this module is to demonstrate the main principles, techniques and issues in transport systems engineering. The module is intended to develop your analysis and design skills and provide a systematic understanding of the impacts caused by the mobility of people and goods. This will be supported by the use of modelling and simulation software that will be an integral part of the module.