Engineering

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ECM2121 - Entrepreneurship Skills Development 2 (2019)

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MODULE TITLEEntrepreneurship Skills Development 2 CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECM2121 MODULE CONVENERDr Corrina Cory (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 12 0 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 50
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

This module will propel you into the next level of your professional studies skills development. You will be taught valuable skills such as networking, psychometric testing and commercial awareness and and immediately put them into practise to impress your peers. You will be pitching yourself against competitors to promote your strengths and specialist areas to potential co-founders of the future spin-out companies at the University of Exeter. Networking will commence and mock company teams will be formed within key themes including Future and Emerging Technologies, Space and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing.

The newly formed mock company teams will go through the Stage Gate Innovation Process to filter out the best products, services, components, materials or techniques from the initial brainstorming sessions. The mock company teams will document the research and development of the selected idea using videos, images CAD drawings, 3D modelling, rapid prototyping, PCBs, mechanical/civil prototypes, testing and programming to illustrate that teams are experimenting with a concept and developing it. The final website will illustrate the team journey through the Stage Gate Innovation Process  and be supported by team agreed percentage contributions and peer assessments of individual work. The mock company teams will finally pitch their developed idea alongside their company website to lecturers in a final ‘Dragons Den’ style session where each team will defend their ideas against some tricky questions to simulate the process of pitching for funding from potential investors. As well as pitching your own ideas, you will  learn about many different types of current technological advances from your peers.

The module also includes mechanical, electronic and civil engineering design activities (EDAs) conducted in a group setting to encourage teams to apply engineering principles to the solution of practical problems. These EDAs provide useful experience of project team work, real engineering design, and practical construction skills.

Within the first half of the module you will attend compulsory lectures that will prepare you for searching and securing a placement (or internship if you do not wish to undertake work experience for credit). This is a core part of Professional Studies Skills Development and will provide you with the knowledge base to allow you to create a Linked in page, apply and compete for work experience.

Using both independent and group projects, this module aims to help you to develop a range of transferable and practical skills essential to all engineers, as well as prepare you for securing valuable work experience should you wish to apply these skills in a real world environment via the EMP3001 Commercial and Industrial Placement module, or Year in Industry programme.  This course continues the study initiated in ECM1101. Prerequisite module: ECM1101 or equivalent

AIMS - intentions of the module

The principal aim of this module is to enable you to develop a wide range of transferable skills, as well as practical design skills, essential to all engineers. The task you choose will improve your independent learning skills, while the websites you create will strengthen your written communication skills. The module also includes mechanical, electronic and civil engineering prototyping workshops conducted in a group setting to encourage teams to apply engineering principles to the solution of practical problems. These workshops provide useful experience of project team work, real engineering design, practical construction skills. self-organisation and creating a mock company website. In addition the module also delivers additional skill sessions to support you in applying and securing work experience to put all these skills developed into practice, in a real world environment.

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

This is a constituent module of one or more degree programmes which are accredited by a professional engineering institution under licence from the Engineering Council. The learning outcomes for this module have been mapped to the output standards required for an accredited programme, as listed in the current version

of the Engineering Council’s ‘Accreditation of Higher Education Programmes’ document (AHEP-V3).



This module contributes to learning outcomes:  SM1p, SM1m, SM2p, SM2m, EA1p, EA1m, EA3p, EA3m, D4p, D4m, D6p, D6m, ET5p, ET4m, ET5p, ET5m, EP3p, EP3m, EP4p, EP4m, G1p-G4p, G1m-G4m:



A full list of the referenced outcomes is provided online: http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/emps/studentinfo/subjects/engineering/accreditation/



The AHEP document can be viewed in full on the Engineering Council’s website, at http://www.engc.org.uk/

 



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



Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:  EA1p, EA1m, EA3p, EA3m, D4p, D4m, ET4p, ET4m, ET5p, ET5m, EP3p, EP3m, EP4p, EP4m, G1p-G4p, G1m-G4m



1 independently study a specific topic in depth or an independent design and manufacture task

2 analyse and solve an engineering problem in groups specific to the group discipline

3 independently complete an individual CAD exercise



Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge: SM1p, SM1m, SM2p, SM2m, EA3p, EA3m, D6p, D6m, G2p, G2m,G3p, G3m



4 understand the core mechanical engineering theoretical concepts covered in the module; 



5 incorporate theoretical analysis into the design process



6 use CAD to communicate an engineering design



Personal and Key Transferable/ Employment Skills and  Knowledge: SM1p, SM1m, SM2p, SM2m, G6p, D6m, G1p-G3p, G1m-G3m

7 write concise technical websites;

8 monitor your own progress



9 set realistic targets



10 modify your targets and learning strategies appropriately



11 provide constructive feedback to teaching staff



12 employability skills such as CV writing and planning your personal development

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

There is a wide range of group study tasks, which may involve:



- individual assignments for in depth study; design and prototyping exercise; mini projects; self-study of computer software packages.


- identifying suitable employers and work experience opportunities, articulating your skills to an employer (technical and transferable skills), self-enrolment in bespoke career support, careers consultant appointments, assessment centres etc.

In the EDAs, you are taken through a cycle of design, theoretical prediction, construction and testing:

- mechanical EDA: truss systems and the use of free body diagrams and CAD;


- electronics EDA: building and testing a useful device.

You have a free choice for your design, depending on the components available. Recent examples have included devices capable of detecting sound, light, or a predefined sequence of light pulses and temperature;


- civil EDA: design, fabrication and load testing of a model girder for a railway bridge and CAD. 


LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 55.00 Guided Independent Study 95.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Lectures - Introduction and Coursework guidance
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 13 Lectures (Employability skills) and attendance at Careers Fairs and Meetings
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Engineering Design Activities (EDAs) - Laboratory/Workshop
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 Tutorials - 3D Modelling
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 6 Tutorials - MATLAB
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 26 Group study
Guided independent study 95 Guided independent study

 

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
Project review after completion of Stage 2 of Stage Gate Innovation Process 5 minute presentation per team

1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 12

Direct verbal feedback after presentation
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Linked In Profile 8 Set up and populated 8, 9, 12 Direct feedback + comments on reports
EDAs (Mechanical, Electronic, Civil) 10 Attendance 1, 5, 7  
3D Modelling 10 Attendance 3, 6 Direct feedback + comments on reports
Coursework –MATLAB 12   1, 5-7 Direct feedback + comments on reports

Coursework – Mock company website illustrating the innovation process. Including: direct verbal feedback after presentation of website.

60 120 hours, team and self-directed work 1,3, 5,7 -11 Direct verbal feedback after presentation of website.

 

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/7.5

 

Web based and Electronic Resources:

 

Other Resources:

 

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 None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 5 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 16 May 2018 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 14 March 2019
KEY WORDS SEARCH Project management; individual project.