Miss Xiaojun Yin
Senior Lecturer
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 606564
Room: Academic Office
First
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Xiaojun Yin is a Chartered Engineer with experience in civil and structural engineering design. She has worked in a broad range of disciplines, including Bridges, Marine, Building Structures and Advanced Engineering Analysis.

Teaching

  • EG-234 Engineering Management (Civil)

    This module will develop skills relating to the management of financial and human resources within the engineering sector. With respect to financial resources, the course will introduce the practice of accounting for transactions within a new business so as to give the student a good appreciate of the balance sheet, profit & loss and cash flow statements, which are essential components of a business plan. The course will also show students how to interpret financial statements and how best to allocate financial resources between competing engineering projects. With respect to human resources, the course will cover the basic concept of entrepreneurship before breaking down the essential elements of a business plan. The course will give the more entrepreneurial students guidance about how to go about commercializing their ideas and the less entrepreneurial students an understanding of what makes some of their colleagues tick. The learn by example approach adopted for this module guides the student through the complexities of financial and human resource management and encourages students to develop their own business plans. Students will also be introduce to the subject area of ethics within business. As well as general engineering management, this module will develop knowledge and skills specific to Civil Engineering Management. Students will be introduced to the types of civil engineering projects and the project management process. This part of the course will develop knowledge and understanding of considerations for Health and Safety, Sustainability and Engineering Contracts for civil engineering projects and how these are managed.

  • EG-M24 Advanced Structural Design

    This module aims to equip students with advanced structural design concepts from first principles, such as yield line theory, prestressed beams, combined torsion, bending and shear, strut and tie, composite sections, fire engineering. Design of sustainability and its applications will be taught. The module is taught in accordance with structural Eurocodes.

  • EGA200 Civil Engineering Design Practice I

    A practical group design project based on a real-life building design scenario, aimed to provide students with understanding of the whole building design process and real-life design experience utilising the theory taught in modules EG-222 Reinforced Concrete Design, EG-224 Steel Design and EG-386 Engineering Management.

  • EGA304 Civil Engineering Design Practice II

    This module aims to develop skills in civil and structural engineering design through project-based learning. The coursework assignments are based on a real-life project from industry, which includes concept design and design elements such as superstructures, geotechnical, foundation and drainage. This aims to help students to apply their prior knowledge of different aspects of engineering design and develop design concepts which meet client/project brief, whilst paying due consideration to the necessary design parameters, health and safety and sustainability. This will also help students to further develop their design skills obtained from relevant modules in design practice.