2021-2022 / UEEN0006-1

UEE Integrated Project


90h Pr, 100h Proj., 1d FW

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Architectural Engineering5 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering5 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering5 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Geological and Mining Engineering (joint-degree programme with the "Université polytechnique de Madrid")5 crédits 


Luc Courard, Frédéric Nguyen, Jacques Teller

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This design studio aims to place the students in the conditions of an engineering design office. Students have to work within a realistic context within the minor of Urban and Environmental Engineering. The choice of the studied themes during the project will be related to the option chosen by each student (Civil, Architecture or Geological Engineering). The students are divided into teams that must exchange information and cooperate efficiently to achieve the best project not only in technical terms but also architectural design, economical analysis, and environmental engineering. They are thus led to consider several versions of the project and to make the best choice. The problems of implementation, organization of work, quotes, integration into the environment may also be covered. Several seminars dealing with various topics are also planned during this design studio. These seminars will provide the students with information about the practical aspects related to the engineer career.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this studio, the student will be able to behave as a practitioner engineer. In particular, for problems as various as the design of a lock, a dam or a building (according to the chosen option), he/she will be able to analyze, within short delays, different architectural and technical design solutions and their possible completion. He/She will be able to carry out the kind of group study, with all social constraints it implies. From a technical viewpoint, the student will handle some design aspects that are too often considered as secondary (physics of the building, hydraulic aspects, environmental impact, etc.). He/She will be able to use information provided by third parties, as detailed drawings, in order to base their studies on. He/She will also be able to present the main results of his/her investigations with adequate communication means (technical reports, oral presentations, summary reports, concise drawings and sketches).

This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.1, I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.2, III.3, III.4, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, IV.4, IV.5, V.1, V.2, V.3, VI.1, VI.2, VI.3, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.4, VII.5, VII.6 of the MSc in civil engineering.

This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.1, I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.2, III.3, III.4, IV.1, IV.2, IV.5, V.1, V.2, V.3, VI.1, VI.2, VI.3, VI.4, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.4, VII.5, VII.6 of the MSc in geological and mining engineering.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

All the subjects covered during the studies of Civil engineering will be needed.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This is a class with multiple speakers, which will be present successively. It is expected that the students themselves bring about the changes in their project according to the different aspects that are successively considered. They are also responsible to develop the main thread throughout the successive sessions and the different speakers. Students will have to participate to MOOC ConstruiREcycler in order to prepare themselves to study the recycling and the valorization of available by-products (5 first weeks of the project).
However, the teacher will make sure the sequence of sessions will be planned in such a way to make possible the achievement of the project on the planned time frame, spanning approximately 25 sessions of 4 hours each. After the main stages of the project, a technical report and/or drawings have to be prepared. For this course, on site visits are planned. The attendance of the students to these visits is compulsory.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

This integrated project is being conducted over the first quadrimester (the first four months). The classes are face-to-face and the attendance of the students is compulsory. Teams The teams are formed during the first meeting. It is for these teams to organize their internal and external collaborations at all levels. Supervision The speakers will guide the work of the students throughout the project. Technical reports and drawings are required from teams at each main stage of the project as well as at the end of the project. These intermediate or final results must be provided at the deadlines imposed by the teacher. Seminars The attendance of the students is compulsory during the seminars.

Recommended or required readings

The data required to achieve the project will be either given to the students, or sought by the students (library, internet, companies...).

Assessment methods and criteria

The drawings and the different reports from the students will be evaluated. The involvement of the students during the classes will be considered for the grade. Examination The exam will consist in an oral presentation of a summary of the project. Each team has a common presentation. Following the presentation, questions are asked to the team or individually to the members of the team. The jury will be composed of the teachers involved in this project and engineering practitioners.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

The students will be informed about the practical information (auditorium, planning...) by E-mail or thanks to the platform e-Campus.


Frédéric NGUYEN
E-mail: f.nguyen@ulg.ac.be

E-mail: shady.attia@ulg.ac.be