production
Skip to Content

EG45G3: WORK-BASED LEARNING 5 (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:19


Course Overview

This course is the second of three Work Based Learning courses which make up 60 credits of the level 4 programme in the Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng in Civil Engineering, and is only available to students on that programme.  It should be noted that the three courses account for 25 credits, 25 credits and 10 credits, respectively.

Taken together, the three courses aim to complete a wide range of learning outcomes derived from the student’s professional practice, but the two 25 credit courses (of which this is the second) have interchangeable topics, the order of delivery of which is not specifiedSuch flexibility in the order of delivery of topics was also a feature of the three WBL courses in Level 3, but it should be noted that in level 4 this flexibility is only applied to the first two WBL courses (each of 25 credits).

This flexibility in choosing which topic is done in first half session, and which in second half session, deliberately allows Employers to adjust the order of delivery of  the learning outcomes (given below), in a manner which takes into account their type of business.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mark Stewart

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Bachelor Of Engineering In Engineering (Civil Grad App)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course is a 25 credit course running over the second half session.  Which of the learning outcomes are to be the focus of this course, and how they are to achieved and assessed will be agreed with the student and the Employer prior to the beginning of the course.

 The topics in the three level 4 WBL courses are as follows:

  • Literature Review (25 credits)
  • Design (25 credits)
  • Review on Professional Development (10 credits)

As well as Work Based Learning there will be six fortnightly scheduled online tutorial sessions with the University tutor to discuss the progress of the intended outcomes and the progress towards the submission of work for assessment.

The course will be assessed by both a submitted report at its conclusion, and by Oral Examination, both of whose aims and assessment deliverables will be agreed prior to the commencement of the course.  The Oral Examination will require the student to deliver online (via a live session on Collaborate Ultra on MyAberdeen) a PowerPoint presentation about the project, on which they will be interviewed.  This assessment model was also adopted in the level 3 WBL courses, and continues a standard pattern of assessment.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 39 Feedback Weeks 46

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

Topic 1 or Topic 2

15 minutes for the presentation and 15 minutes for questioning

Whichever of the two topics is being followed on this course, a PowerPoint presentation on the achievements of the WBL will need to be delivered live over Collaborate Ultra, and the student will be submitted to an Oral Examination on it.

Feedback will be posted as agreed comments by two examiners on MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateAbility to carry out Civil Engineering Design
ProceduralCreatePractice at writing and presenting to a live audience in a professional manner

Choice of two assessment options

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

Only ONE of the following two topics will be required for this course, but by the end of Work Based Learning 5, both of these Topics should have been submitted.  This course can be either Topic 1 or 2.

Topic 1: A Design Project (Group) in a Civil Engineering Design field relevant to the Employer’s business is required to be carried out

The feedback will be provided within three weeks of submission as either written notes separate from the report or as annotations on the submitted design report.

Topic 2: Essay (500 word max) on the application of the published literature to professional practice in the workplace is to be submitted online via MyAberdeen. The topic is to be one agreed by the Employer

Feedback: textual feedback provided also via MyAberdeen.  

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateAbility to carry out Civil Engineering Design
ConceptualUnderstandAbility to reflect on the development of a Civil Engineering topic in a variety of literature sources, and to draw conclusions about their relevance for and impact on professional practice
FactualEvaluateAbility to access and digest Published Literature relevant to a chosen Civil Engineering topic
ProceduralCreatePractice at writing and presenting to a live audience in a professional manner
ProceduralRememberAbility to carry out in-depth investigation and research, with an appropriate evaluation of options, including recognising the limitations and benefits of those options

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

Resit involves a re-submission of whichever of the submitted pieces of work was failed, each with their original weighting (both are 50%), and the resit mark will incorporate the original grade for whichever assessment was achieved.

Depending on the topic, if the report or essay was not achieved then it will need to be re-submitted.  It will have a 5000 word limit as before.

If the failed assessment was the Oral Examination (and PowerPoint presentation) then this will need to be carried out again.  It will be subject to the same time limits as before – 15 minutes of presenting and 15 minutes of questioning.

Feedback: to be submitted online via MyAberdeen and textual feedback provided also via MyAberdeen

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualEvaluateAbility to access and digest Published Literature relevant to a chosen Civil Engineering topic
ConceptualUnderstandAbility to reflect on the development of a Civil Engineering topic in a variety of literature sources, and to draw conclusions about their relevance for and impact on professional practice
ConceptualCreateAbility to carry out Civil Engineering Design
ProceduralRememberAbility to carry out in-depth investigation and research, with an appropriate evaluation of options, including recognising the limitations and benefits of those options
ProceduralCreatePractice at writing and presenting to a live audience in a professional manner

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.