Introduction to Problem Based Learning within Structural and Civil Engineering

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Objective:    

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge about Problem Based Learning (PBL).
  • Must have knowledge about the Aalborg model approach to PBL.
  • Must have knowledge about various techniques for planning and management of the group-based project work.
  • Must have a basic fundamental knowledge about analytical, numerical and experimental work for estimating the response of a simple structural part (deformations and/or stresses and strains).
  • Have a basic knowledge about uncertainties and limitations of different types of modelling and testing when analyzing a simple structural part.

Skills

  • Must be able to plan and manage a problem-based and project-organized study project carried out by a project group.
  • Must be able to communicate project results and processes in a coherent, structured and understandable manner, both in writing, verbally and graphically.
  • Must be able to analyze and evaluate own study efforts and learning in relation to a problem-based group work with a view to continued professional development.
  • Must be able to analyze and evaluate collective learning processes for joint knowledge development and exchange of experience.
  • Be able to perform analytical, numerical and experimental analysis in order to obtain the response of a simple structural part.
  • Be able to compare results and reflect upon assumptions and uncertainties.

Competences

  • Must be able to engage in, reflect on and optimize own participation in a group-based project.
  • Must be able to consciously reflect on and develop own learning.
  • Must be able to engage in, reflect on and optimize collective learning processes in relation to analyzing a simple structural part.

Type of instruction

Project work with supervision supplemented with instructions lab tests, etc.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.

Exam

Exams

Name of examIntroduction to Problem Based Learning within Structural and Civil Engineering
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Individual oral exam based on presentation seminar and project rapport.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleIntroduktion til problembaseret læring inden for bygge- og anlægskonstruktion
Module codeB-BK-K1GA-1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Civil Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science