DUMMY ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES LABORATORY AND PROJECT - 2018/9
Module code: ENG0009
The module consolidates knowledge and skills gained in ENG0013 (semester 1) and ENG0015/16/17 (semester 2) modules through practical (laboratory) and project-based work. Semester 1 focusses on core EPS laboratory work and transferable skills development supporting effective group and project work. Discipline taster-sessions are also provided in this semester. Semester 2 provides an opportunity for subject-stream specific practical work (individual) and a discipline specific group project.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
HARRISON RJ Dr (FEPS)
Number of Credits: 30
ECTS Credits: 15
Framework: FHEQ Level 3
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
(a) Laboratory experiments:
Semester 1 (12 hours laboratory work):
• Measurement of fluid properties (density, viscosity)
• P-V-T relationships
• Heat transfer
• Flow regimes
• Fluid statics
• Processes / cycles
• Module stream specific experiments: ENG0015/16/17 (8 hrs total laboratory work or equivalent interactive demonstration or virtual laboratory); i.e. series experiments related to the fundamentals of mechanics and materials (ENG0015), chemistry (ENG0017) and electricity and electronics (ENG0016)
(b) Project and skills development related:
• Introduction to the engineering design process; research and IT skills
• Exploring engineering: chemical, civil and electrical
• Group dynamics, team roles and personality preferences
• Engineering ethics
• Mini design project (Semester 1) – open ended conceptual design addressing a global challenge
• Discipline specific group project (Semester 2) – department informed group projects as a basis for engaging students in literature, software or apparatus relevant to the discipline
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Coursework 1 (Individual)||20|
|Coursework||Coursework 2 (Individual)||20|
|Coursework||Coursework 3 (Group)||10|
|Coursework||Coursework 4 (Individual)||25|
|Coursework||Coursework 5 (Group)||25|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of laboratory practice and project work, to show their skills in preparing and conducting a variety of experiments and writing the associated technical reports, and to develop their skills in researching, proposing, planning and executing a design project.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of three individual and two group coursework assignments [assessing learning outcomes 1 – 10] as follows:
Coursework 1 (individual): In-situ assessment and feedback of the first-set of laboratory experiments (including preparation and practical component), plus a full technical report of one experiment.
Coursework 2 (individual): In-situ assessment and feedback of the second-set of laboratory experiments (including preparation and practical component), plus a full technical report of one experiment.
Coursework 3 (group): Business case of a design proposal.
Coursework 4 (individual): In-situ assessment and feedback of the third-set of laboratory experiments (including preparation and practical component), plus a full technical report of one experiment.
Coursework 5 (group): Group technical report and presentation; peer assessment and project tutorial individual evaluation of contribution and engagement.
Formative ‘assessment’ is ongoing throughout the year, with peer feedback used on all project and laboratory work.
- Learning consolidation of engineering principles through practical (laboratory) classes and project-based learning.
- Laboratory skills development in areas of experiment planning, measurement, data analysis and reporting.
- Transferable skills development in areas of group work, communication and project planning and management.
- Discipline subject overviews for informed student selection and consideration.
|001||Demonstrate an ability to prepare, perform and effectively report experimental investigations.||CP|
|002||Demonstrate an awareness of the principles and importance of experimental measurement.||K|
|003||Analyse and interpret experimental data.||CPT|
|004||Conduct academic research with a knowledge of the resources available to you.||KT|
|005||Handle information resources with academic integrity.||T|
|006||Present and structure work in a formal academic style.||PT|
|007||Structure and deliver a short oral presentation and provide verbal feedback after a presentation.||PT|
|008||Demonstrate a movement towards independent development of transferable skills||CKPT|
|009||Articulate motivation for study in a particular engineering discipline and personal strategies for successful study.||PT|
|010||Understand the principle of peer review, and be able to critically review||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 216
Lecture Hours: 20
Seminar Hours: 44
Tutorial Hours: 20
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy will
• Use lectures and tutorials to develop a basic understanding of appropriate and effective use of academic resources for design and research
• Provide students practical training in standard experimental approaches, to develop the ability to prepare, perform and effectively report experimental investigations
• Encourage and train students with team work skills and ethical practice in an engineering context
• Use methods of peer-feedback and self-assessment to develop personal effectiveness and professional practice
The learning and teaching methods include:
• Laboratory related classes or equivalent: 2 hrs/week (6 and 4 weeks in semesters 1 and 2 respectively)
• Workshops / seminars: 2 hrs/week
• Project tutorials: 2 hrs/week (4 and 6 weeks in semesters 1 and 2 respectively)
• Independent learning: 6 hrs/week
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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