Module Title:Civil Engineering Technology II
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Project Work Continuous Assessments Private study
Module Aim: The aims of this module are: (1)to teach students the techniques and processes involved in the general area of civil engineering construction; (2)to help students appreciate the capabilities and limitations of the various types of plant and equipment that are used in the construction industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to describe how foundations are constructed and assess emerging sustainable foundation technologies;
LO2 to describe how shoring and retaining walls are designed and constructed and compare carbon footprints of competing retaining wall types;
LO3 to describe how pipelines and drains are constructed and tested;
LO4 to describe the type of plant and equipment used in the industry, identify health and safety issues on site and discuss the contribution of plant/equipment to carbon emissions in construction projects
LO5 (a) to work with others on team projects (b) to carry out research into simple civil engineering manufacturing and construction methods (c) to write reports
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Foundations
a) Shallow foundations b) Deep Foundations c) Rising walls d) Calculations: Bearing Pressure, Foundation Quantities e) Emerging sustainable foundation technologies
(2) Excavation, de-watering and shoring
a) Revise scaffolding and Formwork b) Excavating and earth moving equipment c) Excavation support and shoring d) De-watering methods e) Calculations: excavation quantities and rates.
(3) Retaining Walls
a) Gravity, Basement, Buttress and Counterfort walls. b) Sheet Pile, Secant, Contiguous and Diaphragm walls. c) Mechanical Stabilized Earth walls c) Drainage of walls d) Methods of Failure e) Relative carbon footprints of each type of retaining wall
(4) Pipe Laying
a) Types and laying of pipework b) Excavation, bedding and backfilling c) Manhole construction d) Surface drain systems: yard gullies, road gullies, access and inspection chambers, oil interceptors e) Testing procedures f) Calculations: Pipe Gradients, Manholes quantities and buoyancy calculations.
(5) Health and Safety
a) Construction Environment - Generic risks b) Hazard Identification b) Risk Analysis and Control
(6) Construction Plant
Earth moving, excavation and compaction plant. Carbon emissions associated with this type of work.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Construction Detail Sketch Submissions or Multiple Choice Quiz 1,2,3,4 20.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Various Projects - student self-assessment required. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Examination 1,2,3,4 40.00 End-of-Semester

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
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMHCE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory
CW_CMCIV_D Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 2 Mandatory