Engineering

ECM3148 - Engineering in an International Society B (2010)

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MODULE TITLEEngineering in an International Society B CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM3148 MODULE CONVENERProf David Newman (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To develop an understanding of different cultures and how the place of the engineer within society differs in different countries. This module is for students following the Erasmus or some other study-abroad program during the 6th semester and is intended to provide the cultural context for their study period in a foreign country. If the student has arranged study at a non-European institution s/he may take this module focusing on the institution and country in which the study is undertaken. Some proportion of the module (up to 100%) can be replaced by evidence of study on suitable credit-rated or non-credit-rated courses undertaken at the host institution, eg Language study (supplementary to any study undertaken in the 5th semester in Exeter).
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SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
This module is designed to enhance the study of Engineering during any foreign exchange programme, raising the students' awareness of international issues and the impact of transnational or international bodies such as the EU or UN, on the practice of Engineering. Topics covered could include some of the following: The role and status of the Engineer in a specific country; The role and status of the Engineer in Europe or other supra-national regions such as the Americas or the pacific Rim; Harmonisation of European Engineering teaching and practices; Cultural and legal differences between companies operating in different countries; The impact of globalisation on Engineering; The importance of EU decisions in design and manufacturing; Significant engineering projects in a particular country and their impact on life in that country. The history of a company of Global significance.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
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Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
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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
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CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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