10 Credits SPRING

Co-requisites: CIV3201

Aims/Description: International/Global Context of Engineering' (5 credits)The CEO of your group has just been made aware of a project very similar to that in the CIV3201 module (Part 1 of the IDP) being planned in a specified location overseas (note that each group will be given a different location) and is considering submitting a tender for the design and construction works. If the tender is successful, it may lead to further opportunities for working on similar projects in the region.The CEO has therefore requested that you prepare a report, to be presented at the next board meeting, which discusses and critically evaluates the risks and opportunities of carrying out such projects. Your report will help the board to decide whether or not to submit a tender for the project.For this part of the project, you will work in the same groups as for Part 2 if you are a Y3 MEng student, or if a newly formed group if you are a BEng student. You will need to undertake research into conditions in the country specified, identifying the principal differences and similarities between working in the UK and overseas, thinking broadly about the conditions (environmental, political, cultural, social etc as well as technical issues) that could impact on the design or construction of the project. By evaluating the risks and opportunities, associated with these issues, you should be able to recommend what additional measures /considerations your company would have to take so they can make an informed and objective decision whether to tender.'Individual Reflection', ' Portfolio and Training Scheme Document' (5 credits). This part of the project should be carried out individually. The final stage in any project should be to review the process undertaken, identifying and evaluating successes (so they can be repeated) and failures (so improvements can be made), and noting requirements for further training and development. This process is also reflected in graduate training towards a professional qualification such as becoming a Chartered Engineer. This involves demonstrating achievement of levels of competence in a range of areas for development as a professional engineer, as well as planning your professional development.Therefore, at the end of this project, you should draw together reflections on your project and group work experience throughout the semester to develop a report and portfolio demonstrating your learning and achievements, relating this to achievement of at least 3 of the ICE member Attributes or IStructE Core Objectives or the Sheffield Graduate Award (SGA) scheme equivalent.

Staff Contact: CARR JONATHAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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