Engineering

ECM2112 - Professional Studies and Skills Development 2 (2010)

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MODULE TITLEProfessional Studies and Skills Development 2 CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2112 MODULE CONVENERDr Arnaud Marmier (Coordinator), Prof Akbar Javadi, Prof C. David Wright, Dr Mustafa Aziz, Dr Albert (Shiuan-Hung) Chen
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The principal aim of this module is to enable students to develop a wide range of transferable skills, as well as practical design skills, essential to all engineers. The module continues to develop students' independent learning skills through the task selected by the students themselves and initiated in ECM1101 PSSD1, and student’s writing skills through the writing of reports. The module also includes mechanical, electronic and civil Engineering Design Activities (EDAs), involving the application of engineering principles to the solution of practical problems. These EDAs provide useful experience of project team working, real engineering design, practical construction skills, self-organisation and report writing.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
There is a wide range of Independent Study Tasks which may involve, inter alia, individual assignments for in depth study, mini projects and self study of computer software packages. In the EDAs, students are taken through a cycle of design, theoretical prediction, construction and testing. The Mechanical EDA reinforces knowledge and skills introduced in ECM1102 to do with truss systems and the use of free body diagrams in general. In the electronics EDA, students build and test a useful device. They have a free choice for their design, given the components available. Recent examples have included devices capable of detecting sound, light, or a predefined sequence of light pulses and temperature. The civil EDA involves the design, fabrication and load testing of a model girder for a railway bridge.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Smith, N.J Engineering Project Management 3rd edition Blackwell Science 2008 978-1405168021 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM1101
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 2 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined