PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION Programme title: Engineering for International Development (EFID) Final award (BSc, MA etc): MSc/PG Diploma (where stopping off points exist they should be detailed here and defined later in the document) UCAS code: (where applicable) Cohort(s) to which this programme specification is applicable: 2015 onwards (e.g. from 2015 intake onwards) Awarding institution/body: University College London Teaching institution: University College London Faculty: Engineering Parent Department: (the department responsible for the administration of the programme) Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Departmental web page address: (if applicable) Method of study: Full-time/Part-time/Other Full time/Part time/Flexible Criteria for admission to the programme: 2:1 in relevant subjects such as engineering, architecture, geography, urban planning, mathematics. Length of the programme: UCL standard requirements for language 1 year full time, 2 year part time (please note any periods spent away from UCL, such as study abroad or placements in industry) Level on Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) (see Guidance notes) Relevant subject benchmark statement (SBS) Masters Level (Level 7) NA (see Guidance notes) Brief outline of the structure of the programme and its assessment methods: (see guidance notes) Students will take 8 core courses and submit a 10000 word dissertation. Board of Examiners: Name of Board of Examiners: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Professional body accreditation (if applicable): Potentially ICE (tbc) Date of next scheduled accreditation visit: EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME: This MSc program will expose engineers and built environment students and professionals to the challenges and complexities of working in a global context, and equip them with necessary skills and knowledge and to place these in the frameworks and paradigms in which they might work. Students will be exposed to the ethical dilemmas that engineering professionals face when working for governments, non-governmental organisations or International Financial Institutions. Some of the tensions might exist between serving these organisations and serving local communities as clients. Given the gap in infrastructure provision as highlighted previously this programme will discuss the provision of sustainable and resilient infrastructure in low-middle income countries. This MSc program aims to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge required to: 1. Understand infrastructure delivery and design processes in resource limited settings 2. Mobilise technical expertise to develop solutions in a global context 3. Engage with local stakeholders effectively 4. Tackle engineering challenges in a sustainable way 5. Think critically about the role of the engineer and the dilemmas of serving multiple potential clients PROGRAMME OUTCOMES: The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: A: Knowledge and understanding Knowledge and understanding of: Understand infrastructure delivery and design processes in resource limited settings Teaching/learning methods and strategies: Lectures, group projects, workshops, Guest speakers, field trip Assessment: Coursework, exams, essays and dissertation B: Skills and other attributes Intellectual (thinking) skills: Think critically about the role of the engineer and the dilemmas of serving multiple potential clients Teaching/learning methods and strategies: Group projects, workshops, Role play in class room Assessment: Coursework, group project report, classroom participation C: Skills and other attributes Practical skills (able to): 1. Mobilise technical expertise to develop solutions in a global context 2. Engage with local stakeholders effectively 3. Tackle engineering challenges in a sustainable way Teaching/learning methods and strategies: Collaborative project, Engineers Without Borders projects, Know Before You Go (KNBY) Workshop Assessment: Collaborative report and presentation, dissertation, participation in KBYG D: Skills and other attributes Transferable skills (able to): Scientific writing, critical thinking, team work, communication, adapting to nontypical settings Teaching/learning methods and strategies: Group projects with Engineers Without Borders, Field trip to CAT Wales. Assessment: Project work, dissertation The following reference points were used in designing the programme: the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications: (http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/Framework-Higher-Education-Qualifications-08.pdf); the relevant Subject Benchmark Statements: (http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements); the programme specifications for UCL degree programmes in relevant subjects (where applicable); UCL teaching and learning policies; staff research. Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each course unit/module can be found in the departmental course handbook. The accuracy of the information contained in this document is reviewed annually by UCL and may be checked by the Quality Assurance Agency. Programme Organiser(s) Dr. Priti Parikh Name(s): Date of Production*: September, 2014 Date of Review: September, 2014 Date approved by Head of Department: January 2015 Date approved by Chair of Departmental Teaching Committee: Date approved by Faculty Teaching Committee January 2015 January 2015 * Note: this should be date the programme specification was first created. The dates of review and approval by the Head of Department, DTC and FTC should be the most recent dates, as part of the Annual Monitoring process (see the AM Guidelines). The latter two may be approved by Chair’s action.