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COURSE GUIDE 2011 HNC Civil Engineering Studies

About this guide

Welcome

Attendance

The Wolverhampton Graduate

About the Course

Academic Regulations

Course information

Course Structure

University Academic Calendar 2011/12

Course Management and Staff Involved with the Programme

Where to Get Help with your Course

Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

Health and Safety Issues

Progression for Further Study

Career Opportunities

School Charter for Students

Academic Misconduct




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About this guide

This Course Guide will help you plan your course. It tells you which modules you must study
and pass, and lists the optional ones which contribute to your award. The Guide also offers
you brief descriptions of each module, including general information about assessment tasks,
and an overview of how the Course can be used for future career choices.

You should read this Course Guide in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student
Handbook; the University’s Policies and Regulations. Together these documents should
provide you with all the basic information that we think you will need for your period of study
here.

You are encouraged to read this Guide through now. It will be a considerable advantage to
you to be familiar from the outset with the various aspects of your studies that are described.
It may be that the relevance of some of the sections will not be immediately obvious. Keep it
somewhere accessible, so that you can refer to it as needed. The answers to many of the
questions that you will want to ask are contained in it.

Obviously even in a document like this we have not covered every query and problem that
you might have about the course. If you find that there is something you need to know,
please check on the WOLF topic “STech Student Noticeboard” or contact Dr Panos
Georgakis. You can also consult the University’s Student Services Gateway as appropriate.
We are pleased to hear your views and welcome suggestions for ways of improving the
operation of the Course.


 Please enter the contact details      -----------------------------------------------------
 for your Personal Tutor for your      The name of your Personal Tutor will be given to you
 future reference:                     at the beginning of your course and can be checked
                                       via e:Vision

                                  School of Technology
 Your local     Academic     School
 Office is:                       MI155
                                  City Campus
                                  01902 518536
                                  MI024
 Your Student Office (HERE 2 Registry
 HELP) is:                        City Campus
                                  01902 321102
                                  TBA
                                  MI158
 Your Student Support Adviser is:
                                  City Campus
                                  01902 321183

Please note that in order to develop and improve the Course, it may be necessary on
occasions to amend or revise the details given in this Course Guide.




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Welcome


On behalf of the Course Management Team I should like to extend to you a very warm
welcome and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your studies
at the University of Wolverhampton, and trust that your time at the University of
Wolverhampton will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.

HNC Civil Engineering Studies is one of many run by the School of Technology which has
itself established an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, for an innovative
approach to teaching and learning, and for the friendliness of its staff.

We believe it is important that you are encouraged to make your own contribution to the
effective operation and development of your chosen course. We are, therefore, keen to hear
your views and would welcome any suggestions that you may have about ways of improving
any aspect of your course and/or the student experience here at the University. In practice,
you will have the opportunity to do this through our ‘student voice’ processes, such as
student forums.

Remember that the outcome of your studies could affect the whole of your future career and
therefore study should certainly be your first priority. In resolving to work hard however, do
not forget to have time for recreation and social activities. Do take full advantage of the
University facilities at your disposal.

Dr Panos Georgakis, Course Leader
Email contact P.Georgakis@wlv.ac.uk




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Attendance
The University recognises that you have made a significant investment in both time and
money in choosing to study for an undergraduate degree. Staff are committed to helping you
fulfil your potential. Your attendance at, and participation, in classes is a key factor in
ensuring that you do so.

Attendance will help you to:
    Understand the subject area you are studying;
    Acquire and develop the skills and knowledge needed to ensure success;
    Prepare for and undertake assessments;
    Learn from and with your fellow students;
    Receive feedback from teaching;
    Participate in practical and group work;
    Develop your communication skills.

If you are unable to attend a class please let your tutor know that you are unable to do so.
He/she will then be able to give you advice on what was covered in the class, and what you
need to do to catch up. Please do remember how important attendance is to your success.
The University considers this to be so important that it reserves the right to review the
position of students who fail to attend.


The Wolverhampton Graduate
By the end of your course, the university expects you to be a Wolverhampton Graduate who
is knowledgeable and enterprising, digitally literate and a global citizen.

Digitally Literate
Our graduates will be confident users of advanced technologies; they will lead others,
challenging convention by exploiting the rich sources of connectivity digital working allows.

Knowledgeable and Enterprising
Our graduates will know how to critique analyse and then apply knowledge they acquire in an
enterprising way.

Global citizens
Our graduates will bring informed understandings of their place and ethical responsibilities in
the world.

Further information can be found on the University student webpage for Graduate Attributes.




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         About the Course
         This Guide outlines the modules which are available, teaching and learning activities and
         assessment tasks. If there is anything you need to discuss further, please contact Dr Panos
         Georgakis

         The educational aims of the course are:
         The HNC Civil Engineering Studies course is intended as your first step towards becoming a
         Professional Engineering Technician. Engineering Technicians are equipped to carry out
         supervisory and technical roles within industrial and public organisations, and are competent
         to apply their skills within defined fields of technology. The aim of this course is to develop
         students with a technical understanding of the civil engineering industry including the
         application of proven techniques and theories for the solution of real life problems.

        Thus the course will

       address industry’s demand for technicians who can integrate the principles and applications of
        civil engineering, and apply them to infrastructure and construction projects, in a technical
        context

       enable students to advance their existing careers in civil engineering to a higher level which
        requires the exercise of judgement, and the ability to make decisions that reflect a responsible
        and ethical outlook

       furnish students with a technical understanding of the fundamentals of geotechnics, the
        principles of structural design, including material properties, and a practical understanding of
        current surveying techniques

         provide a broadly based education in civil engineering, allowing scope for continued
         development into a wide range of disciplines within the civil engineering and construction related
         areas

         The course learning outcomes are:

             At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

    -      Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the fundamentals of geotechnics and the
           principles of structural design, including material properties,
    -      Apply appropriate practical techniques to evaluate the properties of civil engineering
           materials and in the utilisation of surveying instruments
    -      Utilise basic mathematical and analytical techniques for the solving of civil engineering
           problems
    -      Use effective communication and interpersonal skills in a variety of oral and written formats
           with appropriate levels of supportive information
    -      Demonstrate a personal commitment to the civil engineering code of professional conduct,
           by the preparation of the documents needed to become registered engineering technicians




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    These will be achieved through the following learning activities:

The course adopts a variety of learning and teaching methods, as appropriate to the nature and
content of the individual modules, with the principle contact modes of delivery being:
lecture/tutorial and practical/laboratory periods. All such face-to-face sessions are interactive,
with the lecturer providing guidance on formative exercises and/or conducting discussions on
prominent module-specific topics and issues.

All modules that comprise this course are supported by Wolf topics. Lecturer-produced material
is uploaded, in addition to formative exercises in various formats, with assessment feedback
through in-class tutorials and/or electronic feedback. An important part of the learning process
is discussion with other students in the cohort. Recognising that this requirement extends
outside classroom face-to-face sessions , Wolf topics include a forum and students are
encouraged to use this facility to enhance their learning experience and benefit from the pooling
and discussion of ideas with their peers.

Students are introduced to ePDP (electronic Personal Development Planning) during their first
year of study and are encouraged to maintain and update their ePDP profile as they progress
through the course. This ensures that individuals regularly reflect upon their own learning,
performance and achievement, and facilitates planning for their personal, educational and
career development.

List of blended learning entitlements (reference section 15):
1. have access to a digital copy of all lecturer-produced course documents
2. have formative assessment opportunities on line with meaningful electronic assessment feedback
3. collaborate on line with others in their learning cohort
4. have the opportunity to participate in electronic Personal Development Planning (ePDP)
5. submit all appropriate assessments online
6. engage in interactive learning during all face to face sessions


The course is accredited by the following professional body/ies

This course is operated under licence to Edexcel.


    Academic Regulations
    This course adheres to the University’s academic regulations for students undertaking an
    undergraduate degree. A full version of these regulations can be found on the University
    web page for Policies and Regulations. These regulations govern your course and will be
    binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you read and become familiar with them.


    Course information

    Additional sections from the Course Specification that could be added here are

          Reference points

The following PSRB, QAA Subject Benchmarks and University policies have been consulted in
the development of learning outcomes of this course, thereby ensuring that the academic
requirements of the appropriate PSRBs are addressed:

       QAA National Qualifications Framework
       Edexcel framework for education

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          QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Engineering
          Engineering Council UK-Spec 2008
          Joint Board of Moderators Accreditation Guidance and Documentation
          School E&D policy
          Special Educational Needs Disability Act 2001 (SENDA)

             Assessment methods

    Computer aided assessment tasks (CAA)
    Laboratory work and Laboratory reports
    Written assignments (including drawings)
    Presentations
    Examinations
    Practical work
    Essays
    Problem-solving portfolios
    Oral presentations


             Support for learning

1. Support for mathematics and analytic based modules
2. Report writing and oral/presentation communications skills
3. Learning centre – literature searches and information searches
4. Practical/lab/experimental activities and reporting
5. Promotion of independent learning during tutorials, face-to-face sessions
6. Formative assessment opportunities
7. Face-to-face tutorial sessions


The University complements this by supporting your learning through the provision of generic study
skills including communication and how to write academic assignments. In addition, there will be
opportunities to develop your information seeking and information management skills. These may
be in the form of seminars or workshops delivered by LIS staff and embedded into the curriculum
or by following the programme of "InfoBite" workshops available in the Learning Centres.

             Distinctive features of the course

The HNC Civil Engineering Studies course has been designed for practitioners and trainees who
want to further their professional development within the industry. The course has been running for
a number of years, enabling the course team to design a programme that matches the ever-
changing theoretical and practical skills required for a modern Engineering Technicians.

Past graduates of the course have successfully progressed and completed a Civil Engineering
degree.

Lecturers on this course are a blend of respected academics and experienced professionals.
Students are exposed to a sound theoretical base coupled with numerous practical exercises.
The civil engineering section has excellent links with local civil engineering companies as well as
the local branches of the professional bodies, namely the Institution of Civil Engineers and the
Institution of Structural Engineers. Students are actively encouraged to become student members
of the ICE and IStructE. The course enables students to prepare the necessary documentation
needed to become a registered engineering technician. Note that a technician professional review
will still be required.



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                                                         UG Regulations
                      (This section does not apply to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and RN/Dip HE.)
              Students will study:
              Part-time: normally modules worth no more than 80 credits each
              academic year.
              Standard Full-time: modules worth 120 credits each academic year,
              taught over two semesters in the academic year.


             Course Structure
        Indicative Course Structure
        Each box represents a 20 credit module unless you indicate otherwise. Module titles should be
        meaningful and indicate the focus of the module. Try to avoid numbering modules e.g. Research 1,
9
        Research 2 etc.
        Within each row include the module code, module title and credit value of each module. Add an additional
        row for each option module.


                                               Level 4 – ROUTE A

                     Semester 1                                                     Semester 2

    C                              4CV010 Mathematics for Technologists                                      20



    C                               4CV001 Fundamentals of Geotechnics
                                                                                                             20


    C     4CV002 Structural Mechanics              20              C       4CV003 Principles of Design       20



    C    4CV005 Civil Engineering Skills           20              C          4CV009 Site Surveying          20



                                               Level 4 – ROUTE B

                     Semester 1                                                     Semester 2

    C                               4CV006 Civil Engineering Mathematics                                     20


                                    4CV001 Fundamentals of Geotechnics
    C                                                                                                        20


    C     4CV002 Structural Mechanics              20              C       4CV003 Principles of Design       20



    C    4CV005 Civil Engineering Skills           20              C          4CV009 Site Surveying          20



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University Academic Calendar 2011/12
               Academic Year 2011/12
 week               PG       UG Modules
                    Blocks Sem       Year
                    PGB4
   1    29/08/2011 10                       2010/11 Graduations
                    PGB4
   2    05/09/2011 11                       2010/11 Graduations
                    PGB4
   3    12/09/2011 12                       UG Welcome Week
   4    19/09/2011 PGB4 A S1 1       Y1
   5    26/09/2011           S1 2    Y2
   6    03/10/2011           S1 3    Y3
   7    10/10/2011           S1 4    Y4     PG Induction week
   8    17/10/2011 PGB1 1 S1 5       Y5
   9    24/10/2011 PGB1 2 S1 6       Y6
  10    31/10/2011 PGB1 3 S1 7       Y7
  11    07/11/2011 PGB1 4 S1 8       Y8
  12    14/11/2011 PGB1 5 S1 9       Y9
  13    21/11/2011 PGB1 6 S1 10 Y 10
  14    28/11/2011 PGB1 7 S1 11 Y 11
  15    05/12/2011 PGB1 8 S1 12 Y 12
  16    12/12/2011 PGB1 9 S1 13             UG Sem 1 Assessment
  17    19/12/2011                          Christmas Holiday
  18    26/12/2011                          Christmas Holiday
                    PGB1
  19    02/01/2012 10                       Christmas Holiday
                                            Assessment UG (mid) Year long, PG
  20    09/01/2012 PGB1 A           Y 13    block 1
  21    16/01/2012 PGB2 1   S1 14   Y 14     UG Welcome(S2) UG Feedback(S1)
  22    23/01/2012 PGB2 2   S2 1    Y 15
  23    30/01/2012 PGB2 3   S2 2    Y 16
  24    06/02/2012 PGB2 4   S2 3    Y 17
  25    13/02/2012 PGB2 5   S2 4    Y 18
  26    20/02/2012 PGB2 6   S2 5    Y 19
  27    27/02/2012 PGB2 7   S2 6    Y 20
  28    05/03/2012 PGB2 8   S2 7    Y 21
  29    12/03/2012 PGB2 9   S2 8    Y 22
                   PGB2
  30    19/03/2012 10       S2 9    Y 23
  31    26/03/2012 PGB2 A   S2 10   Y 24    Assessment PG Block 2
  32    02/04/2012                          Easter Holiday
  33    09/04/2012                          Easter Holiday
  34    16/04/2012 PGB3 1   S2 11   Y 25
  35    23/04/2012 PGB3 2           Y 26    Assessment UG Year long
  36    30/04/2012 PGB3 3   S2 12
  37    07/05/2012 PGB3 4   S2 13           Assessment UG Sem 2
  38    14/05/2012 PGB3 5
  39    21/05/2012 PGB3 6
  40    28/05/2012 PGB3 7                   UG Assesessment Boards
  41    04/06/2012 PGB3 8                   UG Assesessment Boards
  42    11/06/2012 PGB3 9                   UG Publication of Results
                   PGB3
  43    18/06/2012 10

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44   25/06/2012   PGB3 A        Assessment PG Block 3
45   02/07/2012   PGB4 1        Assessment UG Resit
46   09/07/2012   PGB4 2
47   16/07/2012   PGB4 3        UG Resit Boards
48   23/07/2012   PGB4 4        UG Publication of Results
49   30/07/2012   PGB4 5
50   06/08/2012   PGB4 6
51   13/08/2012   PGB4 7
52   20/08/2012   PGB4 8
53   27/08/2012   PGB4 9




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Module Descriptions
Module Code 4CV010             Module Title Mathematics for Technologists
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         4CV006 Civil Engineering Mathematics
 Module Leader                   Dr Panos Georgakis
 Telephone                       01902 322286
 Email                           mailto:P.Georgakis@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MI148


Module description
The aim of the module is to equip the students with the fundamental mathematical skills that will support their
learning in other modules within the Civil Engineering pathways. The module covers basic mathematical
techniques for practical application in various engineering related problems.


Assessment
           Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        In Class Test                                                50%

           2          Examination                                                50%




Module Code 4CV001             Module Title Fundamentals of Geotechnics
 Credit value                    20
 Pre-requisites                  None
 Co-requisites                   None
 Prohibited combinations         None
 Module Leader                   Peter Mills
 Telephone                       01902 321723
 Email                           mailto:Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number               MI149


Module description
This module aims to introduce you to the principles of Geotechnical Engineering. You will be introduced to
the principles of geology and its impact on soil formations. Furthermore, you will be exposed to the
fundamental aspects related to the classification of soils, both in the lecture theatre and in the laboratory.
Finally, you will develop knowledge and understanding of engineering properties of soil, together with an
appreciation of various ground investigation techniques




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Assessment
             Description                                                                 Weighting or Pass/Fail
             1        Portfolio                                                          50%

             2          Examination                                                      50%




Module Code 4CV002                Module Title Structural Mechanics
 Credit value                       20
 Pre-requisites                     None
 Co-requisites                      None
 Prohibited combinations            None
 Module Leader                      Peter Mills
 Telephone                          01902 321723
 Email                              mailto:Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                  MI149


Module description
This module aims to develop your understanding of the concepts of structural mechanics. You will be able to
apply such concepts to the analysis of beams, columns, foundations, frameworks and retaining structures of
a statically determinate nature.


Assessment
             Description                                                                 Weighting or Pass/Fail
             1        Portfolio                                                          50%

             2          Examination                                                      50%




Module Code 4CV005                Module Title Civil Engineering Skills
 Credit value                       20
 Pre-requisites                     None
 Co-requisites                      None
 Prohibited combinations            None
 Module Leader                      John Billingham
 Telephone                          01902 321085
 Email                              mailto:J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                  MI148


Module description
The aim of the module is to equip the students with academic, practical and interpersonal skills that underpin the Civil
Engineering discipline. The module covers a wide variety of topics including health and safety, sustainability, and
introduction to computing tools. By engaging with the module, the students will develop written and oral presentation
skills.

Assessment
             Description                                                                 Weighting or Pass/Fail

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           1          Portfolio                                                 40%

           2          Report                                                    60%




Module Code 4CV003                Module Title Principals of Design
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Bryan Kite
 Telephone                         01902 322708
 Email                             mailto:B.J.Kite@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI148


Module description
This module aims to develop your understanding of the principles of design within civil engineering. The
emphasis will be on the underlying principles and historical development.


Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                   50%

           2          Report                                                    50%




Module Code 4CV009                Module Title Site Surveying
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Paul Havell
 Telephone                         01902 321085
 Email                             mailto: P.Havell@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI149




Module description

This module aims to give an introduction to the principles and practice of surveying and setting-out as part of
the civil engineering construction process and is concerned with determination and control of vertical and
horizontal position using a surveyors’ level and total station.

Assessment
           Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail

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           1          Portfolio                                                  50%

           2          Report                                                     50%


Module Code 4CV006                Module Title Engineering Mathematics
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           4CV010 Mathematics for Technologists
 Module Leader                     Dr Panos Georgakis
 Telephone                         01902 322286
 Email                             mailto: P.Geogakisl@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI148


Module description
The aim of the module is to equip you with the mathematical skills that will support your learning in other
modules within the BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering. The module covers mathematical theories and analytical
techniques together with their application in various engineering related problems.

Assessment
           Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                    60%

           2          Exam                                                       40%



Module Code 4CV001                Module Title Fundamentals of Geotechnics
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Peter Mills
 Telephone                         01902 321723
 Email                             mailto:Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI149


Module description
This module aims to introduce you to the principles of Geotechnical Engineering. You will be introduced to
the principles of geology and its impact on soil formations. Furthermore, you will be exposed to the
fundamental aspects related to the classification of soils, both in the lecture theatre and in the laboratory.
Finally, you will develop knowledge and understanding of engineering properties of soil, together with an
appreciation of various ground investigation techniques


Assessment
           Description                                                           Weighting or Pass/Fail
           1        Portfolio                                                    50%

           2          Examination                                                50%


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Module Code 4CV002               Module Title Structural Mechanics
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Peter Mills
 Telephone                         01902 321723
 Email                             mailto:Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI149


Module description
This module aims to develop your understanding of the concepts of structural mechanics. You will be able to apply such
concepts to the analysis of beams, columns, foundations, frameworks and retaining structures of a statically determinate
nature.



Assessment
            Description                                                                Weighting or Pass/Fail
            1        Portfolio                                                         50%

            2          Examination                                                     50%




Module Code 4CV005               Module Title Civil Engineering Skills
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     John Billingham
 Telephone                         01902 321085
 Email                             mailto:J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI148


Module description
The aim of the module is to equip the students with academic, practical and interpersonal skills that underpin
the Civil Engineering discipline. The module covers a wide variety of topics including health and safety,
sustainability, and introduction to computing tools. By engaging with the module, the students will develop
written and oral presentation skills.

Assessment
            Description                                                                Weighting or Pass/Fail
            1        Portfolio                                                         40%

            2          Report                                                          60%




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Module Code 4CV003               Module Title Principals of Design
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Bryan Kite
 Telephone                         01902 322708
 Email                             mailto:B.J.Kite@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI148


Module description
This module aims to develop your understanding of the principles of design within civil engineering. The emphasis will be
on the underlying principles and historical development.


Assessment
            Description                                                                Weighting or Pass/Fail
            1        Portfolio                                                         50%

            2           Report                                                         50%




Module Code 4CV009               Module Title Site Surveying
 Credit value                      20
 Pre-requisites                    None
 Co-requisites                     None
 Prohibited combinations           None
 Module Leader                     Adrian Lowe
 Telephone                         01902 322263
 Email                             mailto: A.Lowe@wlv.ac.uk
 Staff Room Number                 MI149




Module description

This module aims to give an introduction to the principles and practice of surveying and setting-out as part of
the civil engineering construction process and is concerned with determination and control of vertical and
horizontal position using a surveyors’ level and total station.

Assessment
            Description                                                                Weighting or Pass/Fail
            1        Portfolio                                                         50%


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        2       Report                                            50%




   Course Management and Staff Involved with the Programme
Telephone   Name                               Room     Email

3581        Nii Ankrah                         MA115d   nii.ankrah2@wlv.ac.uk
1085        John Billingham                    MI148    J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk
8562        Colin Booth                        MI149    c.booth@wlv.ac.uk
 2108       Ray Bradley                        MI038b   R.Bradley@wlv.ac.uk
2271        Jennifer Charlson                  MA115    J.Charlson@wlv.ac.uk
1043        Ezekiel Chinyio                    MA115g   E.Chinyio@wlv.ac.uk
2678        Sammy Chung                        MI143    S.Chung@wlv.ac.uk
2155        Geoff Cooper (Technical            MI037b   Geoff.Cooper@wlv.ac.uk
            Resources Manager)
2261        Pauline Corbett                    MA115b   P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
2286        Panos Georgakis                    MI148    P.Georgakis@wlv.ac.uk
2179        Felix Hammond                      MA115e   f.hammond@wlv.ac.uk
2256        Paul Hampton                       MA115g   P.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
2512        Glynis Hampton                     MA115    g.e.hampton@wlv.ac.uk
2279        Philip Harris – Head of Academic   MI159    P.T.Harris@wlv.ac.uk
07813       Developments
045142
3504         Peter Harris                      MI159    harrisp@wlv.ac.uk
8581        Anthony Hatfield                   MA115f   A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
3582        Neil Hingorani                     MA115e   neil.hingorani@wlv.ac.uk
8588        Jamal Khatib                       MI150    j.m.khatib@wlv.ac.uk
2708        Bryan Kite                         MI148    B.J.Kite@wlv.ac.uk
8745        Jessica Lamond                     MI202    Jessica.Lamond@wlv.ac.uk
8777        Mick Lloyd                         MI037b   mike-lloyd@wlv.ac.uk
2263        Adrian Lowe                        MI147    A.Lowe@wlv.ac.uk
1723        Peter Mills                        MI149    Peter.mills@wlv.ac.uk
2622        Angela Nash                        MA115c   Angela.Nash@wlv.ac.uk
2280        Issaka Ndekugri                    MI318    I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk
3845/6471   Christopher Nwagboso               MA211a   C.Nwagboso@wlv.ac.uk
2273        David Oloke                        MA211a   D.A.Oloke@wlv.ac.uk
2276        John Reynolds                      MA115c   John.Reynolds2@wlv.ac.uk
2109        David Searle                       MI144    D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
8589        Paul Smith                         MA115f   P.H.Smith@wlv.ac.uk
 1710       Subashini Suresh                   MI143    S.Subashini@wlv.ac.uk
2275        Chris Williams – Head of           MA150    chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk
            Department
5138        External door to MI115




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Where to get help with your course

Student Support
If you encounter any issues (personal or academic) the following diagram directs you to the
appropriate department or staff member.


                                               Academic & Course
                                                  related queries:

                           Study Issues:              Course Leader
                                                                          General Queries::
                   Study Skills Advisor, LIS                              School Office or
                               or                                         Student Office
                       wlv.ac.uk/skills                                    (Here2Help)




                                                                                      Module Related queries:
     Careers & Employment
                                                   Who to Contact
               Services:                                                                 Module Leader or Tutor
       Student Gateway                                                                         .




                      Personal Issues:
                                                                                          /
                                                                          Mitigating Circumstances,
                                                                             Enrolment queries,
                       Personal Tutor or                                    course transfer::
                       Student Gateway
                                                                            Student Office
                                                                              (Here2Help)
                                               Student Support Adviser:

                                                Special Needs Tutor, or
                                                Student Enabling Centre




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Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)
Electronic link to school policy?

What is ‘Employability’?
‘Employability’ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your
employment prospects throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton.
Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they
also want to employ individuals who are able to:
    Communicate effectively,
    Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills.
    Solve problems
    Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations
    Be self-confident

How Will You Develop Your Employment Skills?
At the School of Technology we aim to provide you with the opportunity to develop these
through the modules you will be studying. The assessments you do for your modules are
designed to help you develop Subject specific skills through the research you undertake for
the assignments. In addition, they are also designed to help you develop other key skills
such as your written communication skills. Where you have formal presentations, this will
build your self-confidence in addition to helping you develop your skills of verbal
communication. Working as part of a team will develop vital group-work skills. Attending your
classes regularly will further ensure that you have the opportunity to develop other skills.

Throughout your time at the University, you will develop and be able to demonstrate a
number of skills, some of which are listed below:

    Working as part of a group
    Demonstrating teamwork skills and leadership skills
    Effective communication
    Written (via reports etc.)
    Oral (through formal presentations)
    Problem-solving
    IT skills (which include use of basic packages for word processing, spreadsheets, use
     of email etc.)
    Time management – attending classes, handing in of assignments, planning study time

You may also be working part-time. The experience you gain within a work environment is a
very worthwhile one and also helps you to develop transferable skills which are valued by
employers.

Industrial Placements
If you intend take an industrial placement then you will need to find an appropriate
employment opportunity - one that is broadly aligned to your course. To help you in this
process personnel from the Industrial Placements Office, managed by Krystyna Nosek, post
information about opportunities on the Employment and Placement notice board opposite
room MI128. In addition, this information is uploaded to the placement website:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/default.aspx?page=25226
You should register your interest in following a placement year whilst you are studying at
level 2.



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For students that are unsure if they should consider a placement please see either your
Course Leader or your personal tutor.




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Health & Safety issues

School of Technology

Health and Safety

STech operates over two university campuses – City Campus and Telford Campus, but
also delivers teaching in Singapore, Hong Kong, Qatar and Biarritz in France. It also has
staff offices at the Wolverhampton Science Park and in Central Birmingham.

The management of Health and Safety across the School has been devolved to the
School Health and Safety committee, which is chaired by the Dean of School and the
members are representative of its staff and students. The day-to-day responsibility for
Health and Safety in the School lies with its three Technical Resource Managers.

Each year the School is required to report on the following issues: Codes of Practice; Risk
assessments; Fire Risk Assessment; First Aid; Occupational Health; Portable Appliance
Testing; In-house inspection; Health & Safety Needs Analysis; Fire Marshalling;
Dissemination; H&S Training; and Accidents.

The School works closely with the Department of Risk, Safety and Health to ensure its
practices align with the University’s policies and guidelines. Staff and Students alike
should familiarise themselves with these policies and adhere to the guidelines provided by
visiting the Department of Risk, Safety and Health’s website.




Progression for Further Study
Successful completion of the course provides the opportunity for you to progress with advanced
entry on to either the FD Civil Engineering or BSc (Hons) Civil and Environmental Engineering from
Route A or to BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering from Route B. These could then lead to Incorporated
or Chartered Civil Engineer status.

Career opportunities
As an Engineering Technician you will have the opportunity to advance within your organisation
and undertake responsibilities suitable for civil engineering professionals.

Civil engineering technicians are employed by contractors and consulting engineers, and in
mainstream organisations such as local authorities, public bodies and government departments
concerned with the Built Environment. You may also have the exciting opportunity to work on
national and international infrastructure projects.




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       School Charter for Students
                       STech Student Code for Behaviour and Attendance

We ask that all students in STech:
   o    Attend regularly and punctually
   o    If you are unable to attend, make arrangements with fellow students to collect/copy
        handouts and lecture notes
   o    Show courtesy and respect to staff and other students
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of your Course
   o    Ensure you understand the requirements of each module you are studying (sessions
        to attend, assessment procedures, exam procedures)
   o    Respect and abide by the University Regulations, e.g. Equal Opportunities Policy, ID
        Cards, quiet areas,
   o    Bring all necessary equipment to classes/workshops
   o    Give in assessments on time (or they will not be marked)
   o    Switch off mobile phones when in class
   o    Do not come to the University if you are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
   o    Behave considerately in lectures, listen attentively and participate in class activities
   o    Keep your tutor informed if you have personal problems that affect your work; if
        these problems make it necessary to seek extensions, to do so before the deadline.
   o    Use the advertised times (or make an appointment by email) to seek advice from
        your tutors/lecturers.
   o    Confirm your programme of study when asked to do so
   o    Seek approval for and record any change of programme within the deadlines
   o    Inform the Student Office (Here to Help) and Finance if your address or other contact
        details change




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Academic Misconduct
The University considers seriously all acts of academic misconduct, which by
definition are dishonest and in direct opposition to the values of a learning
community. Academic misconduct, if not challenged, will ultimately devalue academic
standards and honest effort on the part of students.

Defining Academic Misconduct
Cheating
Cheating is defined as any attempt to gain unfair advantage in an assessment by dishonest
means, and includes, for example, all breaches of examination room rules, impersonating
another student, falsifying data, and obtaining an examination paper in advance of its
authorised release.

This is not an exhaustive list and other common examples of cheating would include –
     Being in possession of “crib notes” during an examination
     Copying from the work of another student
     Prohibited communication during an examination
     Acts of plagiarism or collusion as defined below

Collusion
Collusion is when two or more people combine to produce a piece of work for assessment
that is passed off as the work of one student alone. The work may be so alike in content,
wording and structure that the similarity goes beyond what might have been coincidence.
For example – where one student has copied the work of another, or where a joint effort has
taken place in producing what should have been an individual effort.

Collusion should not be confused with the normal situation in which students learn from one
another, sharing ideas and group work to complete assignments (where this is specifically
authorised).

Plagiarism
Plagiarism is the act of taking someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. This
includes incorporating either unattributed direct quotation(s) or substantial paraphrasing from
the work of another/others. It is important to cite all sources whose work has been drawn on
and reference them fully in accordance with the referencing standard used in each academic
school.

The most common forms of plagiarism are –
    Cut or copied and pasted materials from websites
    Copying the work of another student (past or present) including essays available
     through “essay bank” websites – or other data.
    Copying material from a text book or journal

Students may go to great lengths to disguise the source reference they have been consulting
in contributing to an assignment – without understanding that with proper referencing this is
entirely acceptable.




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Support for Students
The University, through its academic staff, will be both sympathetic and supportive in
preventing plagiarism and other forms of academic misconduct, particularly in the first year of
undergraduate study.

A variety of support mechanisms are in place to help students succeed and avoid academic
misconduct.
     Visit our study skills support website at www.wlv.ac.uk/skills See the section on
      tackling academic misconduct.
     Download the Students' Union guide to Avoiding Academic Misconduct ("Read, Write,
      Pass") - available from the same webpages.
     Book an appointment to see a study skills advisor - through the Learning Centres.
     Speak to your personal tutor or module leader.
     There is help available if you need it. The University caught and prosecuted 500 cases
      of Academic Misconduct last year - it is better to do the work than think you can get
      away with cheating - the penalties are severe...

Penalties
Where an offence is admitted, or a panel decides that cheating, plagiarism or collusion has
occurred, a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary according to the
nature of the offence and the level of study. Penalties will range from failure of the
assignment under investigation to a restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve
or a requirement to leave the University.

Full details about the University's policy on Academic Misconduct and regulations and
procedures for the investigation of academic misconduct are available at our website:
www.wlv.ac.uk/polsregs




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