Module Details

Module Code: ENVI C4G01
Module Title: The Virtual Environment 1
Title: The Virtual Environment 1
Module Level:: 8
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Eoin Homan
Module Author:: Yvonne Finn
Module Description: To give the student the theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the application of visual effects pipeline and rendering in using relevant software.
The aims of the subject are: (1) to develop a greater knowledge of the principles and practice of project
management, general management and health and safety; (2) to develop a knowledge of and
understanding of the management of the human resource; (3) to develop leadership, business development,
management and negotiation skills; (4) to develop an entrepreneurial spirit
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of Visual Effects Rendering
LO2 Understand UnrealEngine pipeline, components and development environment
LO3 Implement 3D Set Design in a virtual environment
LO4 Demonstrate an understanding of project management and the management of other resources in a construction environment
LO5 Apply current management techniques in project management and safety management in a construction environment, manage and negotiate materials and plant resources for a construction project using modern techniques
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) Introduction
Introduction to Visual Effects and the virtual world
(2) Unreal Engine Components
Virtual world User Interface , Asset Workflow, Components
(3) Realtime Rendering
Camera Rigging, Lighting, Video Export
(4) Project Management
(a) Project management Code of Practice and PMBoK (b) Project Management Plan and Production workflows (c) Project Procurement Methods (d) Project Lifecycle, (e) Scope Management (f) Time Management (g) Cost Management (h) Uncertainty and risk management (i) Change management (j) Quality management
(5) Supply Chain, Materials and Plant Management
(a) Purchasing strategies and systems (b) Negotiation (c) Plant management (d) Supply Chain Management
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%


Full Time

Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Case Studies % of Total Mark 20
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 4,5
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
2 x Continuous Assessment Case Studies
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 20
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Construct a virtual set
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 20
Timing n/a Learning Outcomes 1,2,3
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Lab practical’s in using relevant software and platforms
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 40
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4,5
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
No Description
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
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Estimated Learner Hours Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Mark Sawicki,Juniko Moody. (2020), Filming the Fantastic with Virtual Technology, 7th. Routledge, p.224, [ISBN: 0367354217].
  • M Linehan et al. (2010), Management in the Built Environment in Ireland, Gill & Macmillan.
  • Anthony Walker. (2002), Project Management in Construction, Wiley-Blackwell, p.289, [ISBN: 063205736X].
  • Stephen Emmitt,Christopher A. Gorse. (2009), Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Wiley-Blackwell, p.728, [ISBN: 0566086123].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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