The MEngSc (Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction) is a full-time programme running for 12 months or a part-time programme running for 24 months from the date of first registration for the programme.
Candidates must have a BE (Hons) or BEng (Hons) or a Second Class Honours degree in Computer Science. The minimum grade is 2H2 or equivalent. However, candidates with equivalent academic qualifications and suitable experience may be accepted (e.g. finalized 8th semester of Dipl.-Ing. Curriculum) subject to the approval of College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Additionally, candidates whose mother tongue is not English must provide evidence of competence in English by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English Language test (TOEFL or IELTS) or having successfully pursued third level studies through the medium of English.
Students take 90 credits as follows:
Students take modules to the value of 90 credits, with 40 credits being taken from compulsory modules and 20 credits being taken from the elective modules. Additionally, students must complete the final thesis (CE6031 - 30 credits).
The choice of modules is subject to the approval of the Programme Coordinator.
The programme of study for part-time students must be approved in advance by theProgramme Coordinator and the College of Science, Food Science and Engineering.
Students take 40 credits as follows:
Teaching Period 1 (20 credits)
CE6011 Software Engineering I (5 credits)
CE6012 CA Facility Management (5 credits)
CE6019 Building Diagnostics (5 credits)
CE6027 Energy Systems in Buildings (Part 1) (Parts 1 and 2, 10 credits)
Teaching Period 2 (20 credits)
CE6021 Software Engineering II (Project) (5 credits)
CE6022 IT for eBusiness in AEC (5 credits)
CE6027 Energy Systems in Buildings 2 (Part 2) (Parts 1 and 2, 10 credits)
CE6028 Information Modelling and Retrieval (5 credits)
Students take 20 credits (10 credits must be taken in Teaching Period 1 and 10 credits in Teaching Period 2) from the following:
Teaching Period 1 (10 credits)
CE6014 Computer Mediated Communication (5 credits)
CE6015 Knowledge Management (5 credits)
CE6018 Automation in Construction (5 credits)
CS6312 Mobile Devices and Systems (5 credits)
Teaching Period 2 (10 credits)
CE6016 Virtual Construction (5 credits)
CE6024 Finite Element Analysis (5 credits)
CE6025 Virtual Enterprises (5 credits)
CS6313 Services and Mobile Middleware (5 credits)
In addition, all students must take:
CE6031 Minor Research Thesis (30 credits)
Module descriptions are contained in the Book of Modules, 2012/2013.
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2013 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2012/2013.
See also General Regulations for the Degree of Master.
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology in Architecture,
Engineering and Construction
Students who pass each module but fail to achieve the requisite grade of 50% across the taught modules and in the Minor Research Thesis will be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Candidates passing Part I of the programme who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to be conferred with a Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
Programme Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: