Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM409 - Group Design Project (2011)

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MODULE TITLEGroup Design Project CREDIT VALUE20
MODULE CODECSMM409 MODULE CONVENERDr Justin Hinshelwood (Coordinator), Professor George Smith
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To provide experience of working as part of a project team of 4 to 6 in a situation close to that which might be found in an industrial or commercial setting. To apply knowledge and skills, at the forefront of the renewable energy discipline, obtained from taught modules and independent learning to a real engineering situation at a professional level and as part of a team effort. To integrate knowledge gained in several areas of the degree course. To encourage the use of initiative, imagination and creativity applied in the context of a team effort. The project topic is product design orientated.
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
1. LM1 meeting: Initial meeting between Client (Academic Supervisor) and Contractor (Project Group) to explain Client need. (Client presents brief, explains commercial and market context, cost drivers, design requirements) 2. LM2 meeting: Tender negotiation meeting (Contractor presentation of tender detailing: initial conceptual design and scope specification, project plan indicating work packages, durations, required resources & allocated responsibility) 3. LM3 meeting: Progress report meeting (Review of project progress, agreement of variations – if appropriate) 4. LM4 meeting: Contract sign-off meeting (Occurs after product design submitted. Review of outcomes relative to initial brief). LM=Local Management Examples of possible design briefs: a) Design of an offshore station-keeping test platform for wave and tidal energy converters b) Design of a portable heat storage pack c) Design of a Sustainable Energy Strategy/Policy for Cornwall
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 0 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
CSM assignment norms are: 10 credits = 2 hour exam or 4000 words or 30 min presentation. Implementation of the guidelines may vary from module to module.
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
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INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
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CREDIT VALUE 20 ECTS VALUE 10
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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