ENGCV280-21B (HAM)

Civil Design Challenge 1

15 Points

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School of Engineering

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Paper Description

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An introduction to the concept of design thinking in terms of identifying the users needs, ideation, and evaluating prototypes within the field of civil engineering. Technical aspects of this course cover conceptual design, design calculations, engineering drawings, testing of structural elements, and the construction and testing of structures.
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Paper Structure

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The paper content is delivered through a combination of face-to-face lectures, face-to-face design sessions, face-to-face technical drawing sessions (laboratories), and face-to-face workshops.


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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Apply engineering knowledge and the design process to solve a open-ended civil design problem.
    (WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design Report (4)
    Presentation & Prototype (5)
    Final Bridge Construction (6)
  • Research methods, conduct analysis and interpret data gathered to come to valid conclusions and solutions.
    (WA4, WA6, WA7)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design Report (4)
    Presentation & Prototype (5)
    Design Journal (8)
  • Use the appropriate modern engineering tools to describe the chosen design solution(s).
    (WA5, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Assignment 1: Orthogonal Projection (1)
    Assignment 2: SketchUp (2)
    Assignment 3: AutoCAD (3)
  • Comprehend and use appropriate technical language to write effective reports.
    (WA9, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design Report (4)
    Construction Report (7)
  • Communicate the design process and engineering activities conducted through documentation, drawings and presentations.
    (WA2, WA3, WA4, WA10)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design Report (4)
    Presentation & Prototype (5)
    Construction Report (7)
    Design Journal (8)
  • Work effectively within a team to accomplish tasks within given deadlines.
    (WA9)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design Report (4)
    Presentation & Prototype (5)
    Final Bridge Construction (6)
    Construction Report (7)
  • Effectively incorporate sustainability, social, and cultural dimensions into an engineering design.
    (WA6, WA7)
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Design Report (4)
    Presentation & Prototype (5)
    Final Bridge Construction (6)
    Design Journal (8)
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Assessment

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The design project for this paper has both group and individual components. Each component of the design contributes to the larger group project and group designs should be cohesive.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1: Orthogonal Projection
2
  • Hand-in: In Lab
2. Assignment 2: SketchUp
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3: AutoCAD
4
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Design Report
13 Aug 2021
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Presentation & Prototype
20 Aug 2021
No set time
15
6. Final Bridge Construction
15 Oct 2021
No set time
25
7. Construction Report
18 Oct 2021
No set time
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Design Journal
22 Oct 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Hand-in: Assignment Box
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Supplementary material to be provided on Moodle.
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Recommended Readings

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NZ Design Standards
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Other Resources

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Other resources should be used in class will be all referenced in the lecture material.
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access lecture notes, lecture recordings, and assessment materials.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc. and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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WorkloadDuration (hrs)FrequencyTotal (hrs)
Contact hours
Lectures1twice a week24
Design Session1weekly11
Technical Drawing Sessions (Labs)2 weekly18
Workshops3weekly36
Sub-total89
Non-contact hours
Design Report2121
Presentation & Prototype1717
Construction Report1111
Design Journal1212
Sub-total61
Paper Total150
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: (ENGEN180 or ENGG180) and (ENGEN110 or ENGG110)

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENCV280

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