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									 A GUIDE TO YOUR COURSE

Section 1: Course Specific Information

About this guide
Welcome
About the Course
Course Structure
Module Descriptions
Course Management
Key Resource Rooms within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Staff Involved with the Programme
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Health and Safety Issues
Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)
Career Opportunities and Future Study
Academic Regulations
Additional Information specific to your course

Section 2: School Specific Information

School Charter for Students
SEBE Attendance Policy
Where to get help with your course
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
Learning, Teaching & Assessment




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                   Section 1: Course Specific Information
About this guide

This Guide will help you plan your Property Asset Management 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 Principles and Regulations; and, if you are studying a Joint award, the Course Guide of
the subject that forms the other part of your named award. 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 do not hesitate to
approach Dr. Felix Hammond, Course Manager. You can also consult the University‟s Student
Support and Guidance Services 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
  future reference:
                                           School of Engineering and the Built Environment
  Your local      Academic      School     MI154
  Office is:                               City Campus
                                           01902 518530
                                           MI024
                                           Registry
  Your Student Office is:
                                           City Campus
                                           01902 322291

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 all the members of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE), and in
particular the COIN staff, I would like to take this early opportunity to extend a warm welcome to you.
Your Property Asset Management Course is one of many awards run by SEBE which has itself established
an excellent reputation for high academic quality, friendliness and for its supportive network of counsellors.
Advice and support can be sought not only from your Academic Counsellor but also from Course Managers
and Module Leaders. However, we believe it is important that you also play your part in the operation and
development of your chosen path. 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 Courses operation and/or the
student experience here at SEBE. In practice, you will have the opportunity to do this through the process of
student representation at Courses Committee meetings during each semester.
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.

I wish you every success in your studies and trust that your time at the School of Engineering and the Built
Environment will prove to be enjoyable, stimulating and rewarding.




Dr. Felix Hammond
Course Manager: BSc (Hons) Property Asset Management




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 Course Structure for the Bsc (Hons) Property Asset Management


                                             UG Academic Regulations
               (This section does not apply to Higher Nationals, Foundation Degrees and RN/DipHE.)

Students studying Specialist Programmes will study:
   Between 60 & 90 credits of core/core option per level
   Students must be given a choice to include 30 credits of elective per level (except where statutory or professional
    body requirements state otherwise)
   Students must study 120 credits in total per level


                         NB All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise in brackets.

                               Semester One                                                  Semester Two

                                                                                You must study and pass:
                 You must study and pass:
                                                                                CN1174 Construction Technology B
   Level 1       CN1078 Construction Technology A                   Core        CN1075 Built Environment Economics
                 CN1175 Pre-Contract Studies                                    CN1074 Contractual Procedures A
                                                                                CN1014 Introduction to Valuations



                 CN1077 Communication & Key Skills
                                                                 Electives
                 CN1076 Built Environment Control




                                                                                You must study and pass:
                 You must study and pass:
                                                                                CN2070 Contractual Procedure and
   Level 2                                                          Core
                 CN2253 Building Surveying Practice                             Practise
                 CN2022 Property Management                                     CN2074 Construction Health and Safety
                                                                                CN2030 Investment Appraisal
                                                                                CN2068 Integrated Project



                 CN2071 Conservation & Preservation of
                                                                 Electives
                 Buildings
                 CN2069 Construction Technology C




                                                        CN3029 Project (CPMS)

                                                                 (30 credits)



                 You must study and pass:                                       You must study and pass:

   Level 3       CN3039 Development Economics Project               Core        CN3038 Construction & Property Finance
                 CN3031 Statutory Valuations
                 CN3023 Applied Valuations



                                                                                CN3037 Facilities Management
                                                                 Electives
                                                                                CN3040 Corporate Real Estate Strategy




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Module Descriptions

        CN1078             Construction Technology A

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Dr David Searle
  Telephone                01902 322109
  Email                    D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI148

Module description
The module aims to provide an introduction to, and a broad overview of some of the basic elements,
concepts and techniques used in building and civil engineering construction. Also, it provides an
introduction to the scientific and engineering properties of some common construction materials.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Element 1: Lab Report                                              25%
  2               Element 2: Phase Test                                          75%



        CN1175              Pre-Contract Studies

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Pauline Corbett
  Telephone                01902 322261
  Email                    P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI 148

Module description
The module aims to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of pre-contract studies of the
construction process. It also introduces the processes and documents applicable to the construction
process at pre-contract stage.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
              Element 1: Assignment                                              40%
              Element 2: Assignment                                              60%




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        CN1174            Construction Technology B

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited             None
  combinations
  Module Leader          Dr David Searle
  Telephone              01902 322109
  Email                  D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      MI148

Module description
The module aims to extend the knowledge of, and develop a deeper understanding of the elements,
concepts and techniques used in building construction with an emphasis towards low and medium rise
construction. It will also extend the students knowledge of the scientific and engineering properties of
some common construction materials.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1        Lab Report                                                               25%
  2         Time Constrained Summative Test                                         75%



        CN1075            Built Environment Economics

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None
  Prohibited             None
  combinations
  Module Leader          Raymond Abdulai
  Telephone              01902 323581
  Email                  rta@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number      TBA

Module description
This module aims to introduce the student to the economic principles that underpin and influence the
operation of the built environment sectors of the UK economy.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                   Element 1: Phase Test                                            50%
  2                Element 2: Portfolio                                             50%



        CN1074            Contractual Procedures A

  Credit value           15
  Pre-requisites         None
  Co-requisites          None


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  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Ezekiel Chinyio
  Telephone                01902 321043
  Email                    E.Chinyio@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MA 150

Module description
The module introduces to the English Legal system and law of contract. In addition a study of
procurement strategies and Standard Form of Building Contracts is made.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Element 1: Phase Test                                                50%
  2               Element 2: Assignment                                            50%



        CN1014             Introduction to Valuations

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Raymond Abdulai
  Telephone                01902 323581
  Email                    rta@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        TBA

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to provide the student with an ability to appreciate and analyse
property markets.Furthermore, it aims to equip the student with the basic commercial principles of
assessing market value of property assets by providing an introductory appreciation of the methods of
valuations.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Element 1: Assignment                                                40%
  2               Element 2: Examination                                           60%



        CN1077             Communication and Key Skills

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader             John Billinghm
  Telephone                01902 321085
  Email                    J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI145



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Module description
The module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of various methods of communication used
in business and industrial environments, e.g. written reports, business meetings and presentations. It
provides a basic understanding of drawing principles and uses, essential for the industry. It develops
study skills at a level appropriate to use within a HEI. The module introduces students to the concepts
of Personal Development Planning and to develop the skills necessary to succeed on the programme
and in future career development.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
                  Element 1: Presentation                                          30%
                  Element 2: Portfolio                                             70%



        CN1076               Built Environment Control

  Credit value              15
  Pre-requisites            None
  Co-requisites             None
  Prohibited                None
  combinations
  Module Leader             Paul Smith
  Telephone                 01902 518589
  Email                     P.H.Smith@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number         MI149

Module description
The module brings together the practical, technical and legal issues, which affect building work in the
UK. An important aspect of this will involve the control of building works based UK planning process,
the Building Act 1984,Landlord and Tenants Act, Health and Safety Legislation, particularly, as it
impacts on property markets. the module will also enable students to appreciate development control
powers of the UK planning system and ramifications for the built environment ; also to better
understand and analyse the role of construction technology ; building control system; enforcement
procedures; production information(drawings/specification-architectural/draughting practice) and their
relationship with statutory control. These aims will be achieved by considering various topics, issues
and case studies.

Assessment
     Description                                                         Weighting or Pass/Fail
                   Element 1: On-Site Assessment                                   50%
  2                Element 2: Drawings                                             50%




       CN2253              Building Surveying Practice

Credit value                15
Pre-requisites              None
Co-requisites               None
 Prohibited                 None
 combinations
  Module Leader             Amrit Sagoo


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  Telephone                01902 322256
  Email                    Amrit.sagoo@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI150

Module description
This module brings together the practical and theoretical issues with regard to the role of the Building
Surveyor within the Built Environment. An important aspect of this will involve consideration of building
pathology, causes of defects and their required remedial action. The module is mainly aimed at
understanding the construction of domestic and residential low-rise dwellings during the latter part of
       th      th
the 19 and 20 Centuries together with the likely effects which occur to such buildings. The module
will also examine the professional duties and obligations, which a practicing Building Surveyor will
need to understand and comply with if embarking upon a career as a Chartered Surveyor.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Assignment                                                              30%
  2               Assignment                                                          30%
                   Examination                                                        40%



        CN2022              Property Management

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            TBA
  Telephone
  Email
  Staff Room Number

Module description
The principal aim of this module is to equip the student with the essential skills and insights required in
the professional management of property portfolios.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Assignment                                                              50%
  2               Phase Test                                                          50%



       CN2070             Contractual Procedures and Practice

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Chris Williams
  Telephone                01902 322275
  Email                    Chris.Williams@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI 144

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Module description
The module aims to develop knowledge and application of the legal framework in which the built
environment and in particular the construction industry operates and to develop knowledge of Health
and Safety in the built environment with an awareness of the legal, personal and organisational
context.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Assignment                                                        25%
  2               Assignment                                                    25%
                  Open-book Examination                                         50%



           CN2074               Construction Health and Safety


 Credit value             15
 Pre-requisites           None

 Co-requisites            None

 Prohibited               None
 combinations
 Module Leader            TBA
 Telephone
 Email
 Staff Room Number

Module description
The module aims to explain the principles and practice of construction health and safety
management.

Assessment
     Description                                                      Weighting or Pass/Fail
      1          Element 1: Coursework                               50%
      2          Element 2: Project                                  50%




          CN2030           Investment Appraisal

 Credit value             15
 Pre-requisites           None
 Co-requisites            None
 Prohibited               None
 combinations
 Module Leader            TBA
 Telephone
 Email
 Staff Room Number




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Module description
This module aims to introduce students to the concept of investment in landed property assets and
extend understanding to the valuation of such assets. It offers students the opportunity to identify and
analyse relevant property market information and develop skills needed to advise on property
investment decisions.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
                  Assignment                                                        50%
  2               Examination                                                       50%



        CN2068              Integrated Project

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Pauline Corbett
  Telephone                01902 322261
  Email                    P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI 148

Module description
The module develops team working skills through completion of a group based project where students
are brought together into multi-disciplinary teams within which a set of structured / interrelated tasks
are undertaken in order to develop the students management, communication and problem solving
skills. It provides an opportunity for experience to be gained of inter and intra disciplinary working.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Synopsis                                                              10%
  2               Group Presentation                                                15%
                  Minor question submission                                         25%
                  Major question submission                                         50%




        CN2071              Conservation and Preservation of Buildings

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Dr David Searle
  Telephone                01902 322109
  Email                    D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI148



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Module description
This module will enable students to develop an understanding of the concept of the conservation and
preservation of buildings in a UK context. The module is designed to give students an understanding
of the legal, financial and technical aspects of the conservation and preservation of historic buildings.
These aims will be achieved through the study of the theory and practice of urban conservation
related to town centres, conservation practice, building preservation techniques, built heritage
management including finanace, grant aid and organisations and the analysis of historic architecture.


Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Case Study                                                            50%
  2               Assignment                                                        50%



          CN2069           Construction Technology C

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Anthony Hatfield
  Telephone                01902 518581
  Email                    A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI143

Module description
This module explains further the principles and practice of construction technology related to advanced
construction operations and processes.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Examination                                                           50%
  2               Group Presentation                                                50%



          CN3039           Development Economics Project

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Pauline Corbett
  Telephone                01902 322261
  Email                    P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI 148




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Module description
This module will develop a wide-ranging understanding of the development process within the
economic, legal, political and social environment of the United Kingdom.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Synopsis                                                                10%
   2              Presentation                                                        20%
                  Proposal                                                            70%



         CN3031              Statutory Valuations

  Credit value               15
  Pre-requisites             CN1014 and CN2030
  Co-requisites              None
  Prohibited                 None
  combinations
  Module Leader              Dr. Felix Hammond
  Telephone                  01902 322179
  Email                      f.n.hammond2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number          MI 149

Module description
This principal aim of this module is to equip the student the student with the knowledge and
understanding required in applying valuation techniques to statutorily derived valuation issues of
property taxation and compulsory purchase.

Assessment
     Description                                                            Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Assignment                                                            30%

                  Phase Test                                                          70%



         CN3023              Applied Valuations

  Credit value               15
  Pre-requisites             CN1014 and CN2030
  Co-requisites              None
  Prohibited                 None
  combinations
  Module Leader              Dr.Felix Hammond
  Telephone                  01902 322179
  Email                      f.n.hammond2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number          MI 149

 Module description
 The principle aim of this module is to apply valuation techniques in real life property market scenarios
to gain insight and experience of ethical and other professional issues that arise in valuation practice.



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Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
                 Assignment                                                      30%
  2              Phase Test                                                      70%




        CN3038                Construction Property and Finance

  Credit value                15
  Pre-requisites              None
  Co-requisites               None
  Prohibited                  None
  combinations
  Module Leader               Paul Havell
  Telephone                   01902 322284
  Email                       P.Havell@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number           MI149

Module description
This module develops an understanding of the source of and disposition of capital for construction
companies and its control. The module aims to evaluate corporate performance, working capital needs
of costing and budgetary control and investment appraisal.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Financial Analysis                                                 50%
  2               Examination                                                    50%



        CN3029                Project (CPMS)

  Credit value                30
  Pre-requisites              None
  Co-requisites               None
  Prohibited                  None
  combinations
  Module Leader               Prof. David Proverbs
  Telephone                   01902 322786
  Email                       D.Proverbs@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number           MI 309

Module description
To develop the ability to research and report on a subject related to their degree programme. It
facilitates the solving of a chosen problem or exploration of a chosen issue; and presentation of the
results of such investigation in a formal report format.

Assessment
     Description                                                       Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Submission of Department                                           100%



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          CN3037                  Facilities Management

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Anthony Hatfield
  Telephone                01902 518581
  Email                    A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI143

Module description
The aim of this module is to examine the multi-disciplinary nature of Facilities Management and
explore its relevance, as a professional discipline, to the efficient operation of an organisation. It
examines the practice of co-ordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of an
organisation, integrating business administration, behaviour and design, with legal restraints.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Assignment                                                            30%
  2               Presentation                                                       20%
                  Assignment                                                         50%



          CN3040                  Corporate Real Estate Strategy

  Credit value             15
  Pre-requisites           None
  Co-requisites            None
  Prohibited               None
  combinations
  Module Leader            Dr. Felix Hammond
  Telephone                01902 322280
  Email                    f.n.hammond2@wlv.ac.uk
  Staff Room Number        MI 149

Module description
This module aims to promote understanding of the strategic imperative of real estate as corporate
asset, examine the contribution of real estate to business strategy and value propositions, integrate the
financial, management and strategic aspects of real estate, analyse strategic choices in the use and
ownership of real estate.

Assessment
     Description                                                          Weighting or Pass/Fail
  1           Portfolio                                                              70%
  2               Personal Plan                                                      30%




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Course Management

Staff Involved with the Programme




 Telephone   Name                          Room     Email

 1085        John Billingham               MI145    J.Billingham@wlv.ac.uk
 8562        Dr.Colin Booth                MI149    c.booth@wlv.ac.uk
 1043        Ezekiel Chinyio               MA150    E.Chinyio@wlv.ac.uk
 2678        Sammy Chung                   MI144    S.Chung@wlv.ac.uk
 2261        Pauline Corbett               MI148    P.Corbett@wlv.ac.uk
 2980        Alison Felce                  MI145    A.E.Felce@wlv.ac.uk
 2253        Dr.Rod Gameson                MI144    Rod.gameson@wlv.ac.uk
 2279        Philip Harris                 MA107b   P.T.Harris@wlv.ac.uk
 2179        Dr.Felix Hammond – Course     MI149    f.n.hammond2@wlv.ac.uk
             Manager
 8581        Anthony Hatfield              MI143    A.Hatfield@wlv.ac.uk
 2284        Paul Havell                   MI149    P.Havell@wlv.ac.uk
 8588        Dr.Jamal Khatib               MI143    j.m.khatib@wlv.ac.uk
 2708        Bryan Kite                    MI148    B.J.Kite@wlv.ac.uk
 2280        Dr.Issaka Ndekugri            MI150    I.E.Ndekugri@wlv.ac.uk
 2257        Keith Potts                   MA150    K.F.Potts@wlv.ac.uk
 2786/6257   Prof.David Proverbs – Head    MI309    D.Proverbs@wlv.ac.uk
             of Department
 2256        Amrit Sagoo                   MI150    amrit.sagoo@wlv.ac.uk
 2263        Prof.Bob Sarsby               MI150    R.Sarsby@wlv.ac.uk
 2109        Dr.David Searle               MI148    D.Searle@wlv.ac.uk
 2275        Chris Williams                MI144    chris.williams@wlv.ac.uk
 8530        Carly Rose – Departmental     MI154    c.rose@wlv.ac.uk
             Secretary
 1703        Nidhi Shah – Administrative   MI154    n.shah@wlv.ac.uk
             Assistant
 2258        Dr.Tarsem Sihra – Student     SC114    T.Sihra@wlv.ac.uk
             Support Co-ordinator




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Key Resource Rooms within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment

City Campus
School Office           MI154
Deanery                 MI310
Workshop/Laboratory     MI035/MI036
Workshop/Laboratory     MI037/MI038
Teaching Facilities     MI101
Design Studio           MI216
Virtual Reality Suite   MI215
Drawing Rooms           MA212c

Telford campus
School Office           SC002
Workshop/Laboratory     SC121
Workshop/Laboratory     SC126




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School of Engineering & the Built Environment
Health and Safety

SEBE operates over two university campuses – City Campus and Telford Campus, but also delivers
teaching in Singapore, Hong Kong 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 an Associate Dean 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.

http://asp.wlv.ac.uk/Level2.asp?UserType=6&Subsection=23




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Employability & Your Personal Development Portfolio (PDP)

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 I Develop my Employment Skills?
In SEBE 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 cn1174
                   Time management
                   Attending classes on time
                   Handing in your assignments by the deadline date




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Career opportunities and Future Study

The UK construction and property industry employs about 1.5 million people and spends annually
about £60billion. The industry is served by a number of distinct professionals whose practices
demand very flexible and collaborative working with each other and other professions.

The Construction and Property programmes cover the intellectual and professional issues of
interest to a range of distinct academic communities engaged in developing bodies of knowledge
through scholarship, research and professional practice. It is a multi-disciplinary field involving
other academic disciplines such as architecture, civil engineering, law, building studies and real
estate.

The aim of the Construction and Property courses is to produce graduates with not only a common
academic background to allow such flexibility and collaboration, but also sufficient specialisation to
suit the needs of the distinct construction and property professions.


Currently, demand for construction, property and surveying graduates far outstrips supply. Career
opportunities are varied in terms of employers such as contracting organisations, local and central
government, government agencies (eg Highways Agencies, NHS), property firms, estate agents
and surveying practices. Career opportunities exist locally, nationally and internationally. Where
the School receives job vacancies direct these are displayed on School Noticeboards.



Future Study

The logical progression from a first degree is to proceed to a post graduate qualification, SEBE
offers a range of post graduate courses and your Course Leader will provide advice should you
wish to progress onto these courses.




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Academic Regulations
This course adheres to the University‟s academic regulations for students undertaking an
undergraduate degree, commencing after October 2002. A full version of these regulations can be
found on the University web site: www.wlv.ac.uk. These regulations govern your course and will be
binding on you. It is, therefore, important that you read and become familiar with them.




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                               Section 2: School Specific Information

       School Charter for Students

                        SEBE Student Code for Behaviour and Attendance

We ask that all students in SEBE:
   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 award/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 Registry and Finance if your address or other contact details change




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                                    SEBE
                        School of Engineering and the Built Environment
         The Centre of Excellence for Construction, Design and Technology Education in the West Midlands




Attendance Policy

The University wants all students to achieve their best performance. It offers students carefully prepared
learning experiences that will enable them to meet the learning outcomes of their modules. The School
believes students will perform best if they regularly attend and participate in these learning experiences;
students should not be concentrating solely on the completion of assessment tasks. It therefore expects all
students to participate fully in the learning experience. Where students are unable to attend for good reason
(e.g. illness, hospital appointment, unavoidable work commitments, religious festivals etc) they are required
to discuss this with their tutor who will make reasonable efforts to provide alternative arrangements. Where
students do not attend they cannot expect their tutor to devote additional time and resources to their
learning. If students are unhappy with the learning experiences provided they should make their views
known through the normal channels.

The School, particularly on level 1 modules, keeps records of attendance at taught sessions and students
who do not attend regularly may be contacted to establish if there are any issues that need resolving.
Students are encouraged to discuss any non-attendance with either their module leader or personal tutor,
both of whom may be reached either directly (e.g. in person, email and telephone) or via a message left with
the School office.



Prof. P. Olomolaiye

Dean of School

February 2005




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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.




                                                              A c a d e m ic & P ro g ra m m e
                                                                    re la te d q u e rie s :

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      Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

All entrants onto programmes of study within the School of Engineering and the Built Environment (SEBE)
may apply to have prior learning accredited. Claims may be based upon either certificated or experiential
prior learning.
Where prior learning is found to be of an appropriate standard, recently acquired and in relevant areas
covered by the programme, then credit may be awarded against modules (note that all SEBE modules carry
a specific credit rating) or programmes of study (general credit).
If a student wants to gain credits he/she must follow the SEBE guidelines. An academic judgment on level,
number and module coverage of any credits is the responsibility of the Award Leader and the SEBE APA
Team.
Applications for APA will not normally be considered after a student has started a programme. Mid-
programme claims will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

All individuals interested in making a claim for APA are advised to consult either the Course Manager or
Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator before submitting any claim for accreditation.

Should you require further information or help concerning the APA procedure please call or write to:

                 Learning and Teaching Co-ordinator
                 School of Engineering and the Built Environment
                 University of Wolverhampton
                 Wolverhampton
                 WV1 1SB

Telephone:       01902 322282
Fax:             01902 322743


Cost of Accreditation for Postgraduate and Undergraduate Awards

The APA service involves a mixture of counselling and advice, assessment of submitted materials and
administrative procedures. The cost of such accreditation reflects resource usage in these respects and
applications are currently charged at the following rates:

Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of £25 will be levied and must be paid by the student, on application. This
fee is deductible from the accreditation fee (shown in the table below).

Specific Credit
Certified Claims:                                £3 per credit
Experiential Claims:                             £20 per credit

General Credit
Claim (certified and/or experiential):           £10 per credit awarded

You should note that a minimum fee of £50 will be levied and that all of the above charges are subject to
VAT @ 17.5%

All claims MUST be accompanied by the appropriate remittance. Cheques should be made payable to the
University of Wolverhampton and clearly show the student‟s name and course on the reverse.




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Learning, Teaching & Assessment: What Can You Expect?


Learning & Teaching Resources
There is a wide range of resources available for your learning, including on-line materials for each
module (on WOLF), web-based information and, importantly, the online resources provided by the
Learning Centres. Module information will direct you to specific information sources, but there is an
expectation, particularly at Level 2, that you will research your own sources in order to enhance your
achievement of the learning outcomes for the programme.

Assessment

      Types of assessment
      The tutor, as part of the introduction to the module, will outline the assessment tasks. A more
      detailed briefing for each assignment will be available via the WOLF topic that supports the
      module. There is a wide range of assessment (further details can be found in the
      Undergraduate Student Guide), including:

             Written assignments
             Reports
             Time Constrained Assignments
             Examinations (open book or closed book)

      Marking of Assessments
      The marking and grading of your work, be it for example an assignment or an exam is a
      comprehensive exercise involving first-marking by tutors, moderation by the tutors in the module
      team and the submission of assessments to independent external examiners who monitor and
      advise, thereby ensuring quality and standards.
      The normal return period for feedback on your marked (summative) work is three weeks after
      the date of submission. You will receive a grade achieved and comments on whether and how
      you have achieved the learning outcomes.

      The processing of grades is outlined in the Undergraduate Student Guide. Assessment grades
      follow the „Grade Point Scale‟ format outlined in the Guide. Grades range from A16
      (outstanding) to F0 (fail, no resit permitted). For the majority of modules the average
      achievement level will be in the C category which is „average-good‟; grades above this are
      „above average-very good to outstanding‟, and grades below are from „satisfactory‟ down to
      „uncompensatable fail‟. Thus, an „upper‟ C grade (e.g. C10) is comfortably a „good‟ grade within
      the A to F distribution.

      What Should You Avoid? What Should You Seek to Achieve?
             Remember that you are writing for another reader or readers. Do not assume that the
              reader will fill the gaps in your work.
             Use the introduction to establish what you are doing in your assignment.
             Use examples to support your analysis.
             Be objective and aim for reasoned argument. Phrases such as „in my opinion‟ or „in my
              view‟ are of little value because they are subjective. Do not use them. You should aim
              to support your points with evidence and reasoned analysis.
             Always acknowledge the use of someone else‟s work, using the appropriate system of
              referencing. Also, it is a very serious offence to use someone else‟s work, especially
              word-for-word or paraphrased contents of other‟s work. This is called “plagiarism” and
              will be covered throughout the programme to ensure that you are aware of how to avoid
              it.
             Always keep copies of the sources or keep a note of each source as you use it, so that
              you can reference it in your bibliography at the end of your assignment.
             Plan your work in advance so as to meet the hand-in (submission) date. Writing up your
              research is often more time-consuming than you expect.
             Get help from tutors and mentors if you are unsure.
             Above all, do not „suffer in silence‟; the Course Leader, Student Advisor and tutors will
              be able to provide guidance so please use them.


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    Why are ethical considerations important when researching for assignments?
    Research is an essential and vital part of teaching and learning. Much is literature-based, using
    books, journals, periodicals and web-based material. However, some research may involve
    interaction with organisations and people. You should ensure that you do NOT conduct
    research that could be intrusive or sensitive or could cause psychological harm or suffering to
    others.

    For all modules excepting the dissertation, formal approval is not normally required for research
    that brings you into contact with organisations and people. However, where such contact does
    occur, it is imperative that you are fully aware of and rigorously and consistently apply the
    Ethical Guidelines as contained on WOLF. Where individuals or organisations have agreed to
    provide information to you, you may be required to produce evidence that permission has been
    given for access or contact.

What Feedback Can You Expect?

    What can you expect from your tutors whilst you are preparing your work?
           Normally tutors will advise you, as a group, on the assessment at or near the start of the
            module.
           Thereafter, you may consult your tutors by emailing them.

    What should you not expect from your tutors?
           It is not the role of a tutor to read drafts of your work and correct them with a view to
            your obtaining a „good mark‟. An assignment should reflect your effort and input, and
            the role of the tutor is to guide and advice. It is then your responsibility to assess this
            advice and guidance and use it accordingly. Tutors provide this in good faith, but its use
            - or lack of it - by you is not an automatic route to a good or a poor grade. Other factors,
            particularly those pertaining to your skills and efforts, will play a vital role in your
            achievement.

    After completion of the assignment
           The main feedback is through a copy (to you) of the assessment feedback sheet by
            email from tutors/administrative support staff.
           In some modules, additional feedback may be available through distribution of an
            “outline answer”, highlighting key points for guidance.

How You Can Comment on Learning & Teaching and Assessment

    We greatly value your feedback; students‟ views are collectively influential in how we deliver L&T
    and are gathered through staff-student meetings and via questionnaires, particularly the Module
    Evaluation Questionnaires (MEQs) that you are asked to complete towards the end of a module.
    Such feedback is analysed for annual monitoring of modules, subjects and courses.




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