Module Title:Set Construction 5
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Tutorials Private study
Module Aim: The aim of this elective module is to provide the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned on the programme to research, develop, and construct a set to a predesigned brief (3 briefs) and in doing so extend the student’s experience in problem solving, communication, teamwork, project management and interaction with industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Have developed problem solving abilities by identifying the problem/s and proposing both standard and innovative built environment solutions for a realistic development / re-development project
LO2 Have developed critical thinking by evaluating the proposed solutions in terms of time, cost, quality, safety and compliance with legislation / regulations
LO3 Apply technical knowledge and skills from other programme modules to the proposed solution including the application of BIM where appropriate and the formulation of a business viability report
LO4 Have developed team skills by participating effectively at all levels within a team
LO5 Have developed project, time management, project reporting, report writing, presentation
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Creativity & Problem-Solving: .
a) Generating Creative Ideas; b) Key Principles for Encouraging Creativity; c) Linking Problems & Solutions; d) Defining Problems; e) Problem Solving; f) Evaluating and Selecting Ideas in a Group..
(2) Critical Thinking: .
a) Interpreting express and implied meanings; b) Thinking logically; c) Formulating problems clearly and precisely; d) Gathering and assessing relevant information ; e) Using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; f) Coming to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions ; g) Testing conclusions & solutions against relevant criteria and standards; h) Recognizing and assessing assumptions, implications, and practical consequences ; i) Communicating effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems;
(3)Working in Teams.
a) Purpose and value of teams; b) When teams are appropriate and when they are not; c) Team formation and operation; d) Dealing with Extrovert / Introvert team members; e) Phases of team building & understanding negative team processes; f) Team conflict resolution; g) Team talent management; h) Effective evaluation techniques; i) Application of team building activities
(4) Outline Project Brief:
a) Teams of 4/5 students; b) Outline proposals for development / re-development of a property; c) Promote competition between teams; d) Team proposals evaluated on basis of technical feasibility, innovation and economic feasibility
(5) Personal Development
a) Time Management b) Presentation Skills c) Interview Skills d) Academic / technical writing skills
(6) Building Information Modelling:
a) Assistance Use of BIM to support the Set Construction 3 Projects
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Research, develop, and construct a set to a predesigned brief aligned with their Creative Project 2, and in doing so extend the student’s experience in problem solving, communication, teamwork, project management and interaction with industry. 1,2,3,4,5 100.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practicals Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 3.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CGSDC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Set Design and Construction 8 Mandatory