Module Details

Module Code: CONT C4G02
Module Title: Set Construction 5
Title: Set Construction 5
Module Level:: 8
Credits:: 10
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Yvonne Finn
Module Description: The aim of this elective module is to provide the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned on the programme to research, develop, and construct a set to a predesigned brief (3 briefs) and in doing so extend the student’s experience in problem solving, communication, teamwork, project management and interaction with industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Have developed problem solving abilities by identifying the problem/s and proposing both standard and innovative built environment solutions for a realistic development / re-development project
LO2 Have developed critical thinking by evaluating the proposed solutions in terms of time, cost, quality, safety and compliance with legislation / regulations
LO3 Apply technical knowledge and skills from other programme modules to the proposed solution including the application of BIM where appropriate and the formulation of a business viability report
LO4 Have developed team skills by participating effectively at all levels within a team
LO5 Have developed project, time management, project reporting, report writing, presentation
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
(1) Creativity & Problem-Solving: .
a) Generating Creative Ideas; b) Key Principles for Encouraging Creativity; c) Linking Problems & Solutions; d) Defining Problems; e) Problem Solving; f) Evaluating and Selecting Ideas in a Group..
(2) Critical Thinking: .
a) Interpreting express and implied meanings; b) Thinking logically; c) Formulating problems clearly and precisely; d) Gathering and assessing relevant information ; e) Using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; f) Coming to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions ; g) Testing conclusions & solutions against relevant criteria and standards; h) Recognizing and assessing assumptions, implications, and practical consequences ; i) Communicating effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems;
(3)Working in Teams.
a) Purpose and value of teams; b) When teams are appropriate and when they are not; c) Team formation and operation; d) Dealing with Extrovert / Introvert team members; e) Phases of team building & understanding negative team processes; f) Team conflict resolution; g) Team talent management; h) Effective evaluation techniques; i) Application of team building activities
(4) Outline Project Brief:
a) Teams of 4/5 students; b) Outline proposals for development / re-development of a property; c) Promote competition between teams; d) Team proposals evaluated on basis of technical feasibility, innovation and economic feasibility
(5) Personal Development
a) Time Management b) Presentation Skills c) Interview Skills d) Academic / technical writing skills
(6) Building Information Modelling:
a) Assistance Use of BIM to support the Set Construction 3 Projects
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%


Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 100
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Research, develop, and construct a set to a predesigned brief aligned with their Creative Project 2, and in doing so extend the student’s experience in problem solving, communication, teamwork, project management and interaction with industry.
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Practicals Contact Practical and Tutorials Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • hamlyn. hamlyn book of woodwoeking, 7th. [ISBN: 0-600-60352-0].
  • Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2014), Construction Technology 2: Industrial and Commercial Building, Red Globe Press, p.440, [ISBN: 9781137371690].
  • Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2018), Construction Technology 1: House Construction, Red Globe Press, p.373, [ISBN: 9781352001891].
  • Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse. (2009), Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Wiley-Blackwell, p.728, [ISBN: 1-4051-1055-4].
  • Peter Brett. (2004), Carpentry and Joinery, Nelson Thornes, p.464, [ISBN: 9780748785025].
  • Peter Brett. (2005), Carpentry and Joinery, Nelson Thornes, p.496, [ISBN: 0748785019].
  • Mike Riley,Alison Cotgrave. (2018), Construction Technology 1: House Construction, Red Globe Press, p.373, [ISBN: 9781352001891].
  • Roger Greeno. (1995), Principles of Construction, Pearson Education, p.316, [ISBN: 0582230861].
  • Eugene Farrell,John A. McCarthy,Anthony McFeely. Homebond House Building Manual, [ISBN: 9780952361480].
  • R. Chudley,Roger Greeno,Mike Hurst,Simon Topliss. (2011), Construction Technology, Heinemann Educational Books, p.630, [ISBN: 9780435046828].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jack Stroud Foster,Raymond Harington. (1994), Structure and Fabric, Prentice Hall, p.248, [ISBN: 0582-21605-2].
  • Jack Stroud Foster. Structure and Fabric, [ISBN: 0582-21865-9].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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