Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSM3034 - Third Year Field Course (Group Project) (2011)

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MODULE TITLEThird Year Field Course (Group Project) CREDIT VALUE10
MODULE CODECSM3034 MODULE CONVENERDr Adam Feldman (Coordinator), Professor George Smith, Prof Lars Johanning, Dr Peter Connor
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
This module aims to provide students with simulated industrial experience by acting as a team of renewable energy consultants. The student group will be ‘flown in’ to a problem environment and will address a brief provided by a real client. The students, working in teams, will have to devise credible solutions to whatever energy management/energy supply/energy regulatory problems being posed and, in doing so, will broaden their understanding of the operations and management of industrial/commercial or public sector organisations. The module aims to develop a greater degree of industrial awareness than would be gained from a purely theoretical lecture programme and also to allow students to exercise their renewable energy knowledge base such that it can be subsequently deployed autonomously and confidently upon graduation.
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
The field course will involve a 7-10 day period away from the University campus engaging in client interaction, fact finding, analysis and design activity, resource and opportunity assessment surveys etc., under the supervision and guidance of academic and support staff in a ratio of approximately 1 academic: 10 candidates. As an example, the 2008 activity comprised: An island-wide resource assessment and renewable energy strategy formulation for the island of Samos conducted on behalf of the regional council (equivalent to a UK regional development agency / regional Government Office) of the Eastern Aegean Islands.
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
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
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
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CREDIT VALUE 10 ECTS VALUE 5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 3 (NQF Level 6) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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