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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Civil, Chemical & Enviromental Eng Short Name: SE0M01
Level: M Module Co-ordinator: MILLINGTON CA Dr (C, C & E Eng)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability
Autumn Semester
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment


Weighting Towards Module Mark (%)


Continuous assessment


Two short reports, presentation, poster & viva




Qualifying Condition(s) 


A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module


Module Overview

The module was conceived to answer the SARTOR 3 requirement that each MEng students participates in a multi-disciplinary design activity.  It involves students from Aerospace, Civil, Chemical, Electronic, Mechanical and Medical Engineering working in groups which contain at least 4 disciplines.  The projects are conceived by the RAE Visiting Professors who enjoy the active support their sponsoring organisation.


Completion of the progress requirements to Level M

Module Aims

To allow students to experience a complex design activity as a member of a multidisciplinary design group.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should:


  • be aware of the complexity (both technical, managerial and financial) of multidisciplinary design     activities.


  • be able to undertake a complex design and integrate it with design components from other disciplines.


  • understand the components required to complete the project and how each individual design component is integrated with the others.


  • be able to discuss complex specifications and implement a detailed technical design


  • be able to contribute properly to such projects.


  • understand the differing information requirements of engineers from different disciplines.
  • be able to communicate efficiently with different engineering disciplines.
Module Content

Working in multidisciplinary groups students will under take a design specified by the RAE Visiting Professors and approved by the Academic Steering Committee which coordinates the module.  

The scope and content of each design will depend on the project undertaken.

Methods of Teaching/Learning

Weekly meetings with the RAE Visiting Professors in the Principles of Engineering Design and members of the Academic Staff.



Consultation with other members of the Academic Staff acting as “subject experts”.



Lectures on specialist subjects e.g. Project Finance etc.

Selected Texts/Journals

Recommended background reading


Stu dents will be advised of specific texts, articles and journal papers during the module


Required reading

Last Updated

05 February 2009