Engineering

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ECM1203 - Professional Studies and Skills Development A (2019)

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MODULE TITLEProfessional Studies and Skills Development A CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM1203 MODULE CONVENERUnknown
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 4 4 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 25
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module aims to enhance your knowledge of engineering analysis and embed key skills such as group work, effective communication and professionalism. To develop proficiency in engineering design, it is important to do engage in the design process. In groups, you will develop a solution design in response to a technical brief. In doing so, you will work through the design process, develop a structural prototype, carry out testing and report your findings. Aligned with this, you will develop key engineering skill such as sketching and communicating technical content in a clear and professional manner. You will also develop a clear understanding of the concepts of load transmission, load paths and structural stability. Finally, you will learn to reflect on your experiences by keeping a logbook or journal of your findings both within the module and through work-based activities.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The purpose of this module is to develop a range of transferable professional and personal skills that will enhance your study experience at university and at work and hence improve your career prospects. These include written communication and oral presentation skills and teamwork ability. You will also gain experience in engineering design and get to grips with technical lab work.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

Module Specific Skills and Knowledge

1 use standard projection techniques to accurately sketch engineering structures and processes

2 use engineering analysis techniques to analyse structures under load

3 understand the fundamental concepts of civil engineering design such as structural efficient and stability

Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge

4 carry out basic testing procedures safely in an engineering laboratory

5 appreciate the necessity for a sound knowledge of fundamental engineering theory

6 show an awareness of principles of load transmission, load paths and structural stability and incorporate those principles through all stages, from concept to (model) construction

Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge

7 exemplify improved ability to work as part of a team, and to assess your own and others’ skills and performances

8 communicate effectively and accurately both orally and in writing, and have the ability to make technical oral presentations

9 work independently, using skills such as time management, monitoring your own progress, setting realistic targets, reflecting on the effectiveness of your learning strategies and modifying your targets and learning strategies appropriately

10 provide constructive feedback to teaching staff

11 carry out research using the Internet and technical literature

12 demonstrate a basic understanding of health and safety issues in the workplace

 
 
 
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- Load paths and load transmission;

- Structural stability;

- Health and safety in the construction industry;

- Sketching for engineers;

- Engineering design activities: design, build and test model structure in a laboratory environment;

- Oral and written communications skills;

- Presentation skills;

- Reflect on your practice of engineering and keep a regular log of your work;

- Career development.

 
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 32.00 Guided Independent Study 118.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 10 Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 22 Laboratories
Guided independent study 118 Lecture preparation; wider reading; reflective journal/logbook

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
       
       
       
       
       
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 75 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 25
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Structural Stability Assignment 15 Not applicable 2,3,5,6 Feedback sheet
Sketching for Engineers Assignment 15 Not applicable 1,9 Feedback sheet
Design project - model design and testing 10 Not applicable 1-10,13 Oral feedback
Design project - group presentation 30 Not applicable 1,5,6,8,9,12 Oral feedback is given immediately after the presentation by the marker
Design project - individual report 30 Not applicable 1,3,5,6,9,10,11,12 Feedback sheet
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-assessment
All Above Coursework (100%) All Completed over summer with a deadline in August
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

If a module is normally assessed entirely by coursework, all referred/deferred assessments will normally be by assignment.

If a module is normally assessed by examination or examination plus coursework, referred and deferred assessment will normally be by examination. For referrals, only the examination will count, a mark of 40% being awarded if the examination is passed. For deferrals, candidates will be awarded the higher of the deferred examination mark or the deferred examination mark combined with the original coursework mark.

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

Basic reading:

 

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Hart, H. Introduction to engineering communication Prentice Hall 2005 978-0131461024 [Library]
Set Cobb, F. Structural Engineer's Pocket Book Eurocodes 3rd CRC Press 2014 978-0080971216 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 4 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Tuesday 10 July 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 23 August 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Design; scaled model; professional engineering