CVEN40500 Engineering Design Project

Academic Year 2021/2022

In this course, students will undertake a number of case studies in teams that will reflect accurately the types of projects that they might encounter as engineers in the real world. The projects will be challenging and will test a number of skills, both hard and soft (i.e., technical as well as "transferrable", such as communications), required by civil engineers. Guidance will be offered by civil engineers from the work place.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

There are a number of learning objectives associated with this module that will help students to acquire both hard and soft skills required by civil engineers. Students will work in teams on projects, and will have to demonstrate and develop the ability to interact with other students. Students will also be expected to present their case studies in the form of written and oral reports and so will improve their communication, writing and graphical skills.

Students will be bringing together knowledge learnt across the modules they have taken at UCD, and so will have to demonstrate the ability to think critically and to problem-solve.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module comprises a series of interactive workshops and discussions with practitioners. Students are set a piece of design work and they work in teams to mimic a real-world situation. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Case studies Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students are given feedback on their work during the trimester

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 09:00 - 10:50