ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES - 2019/0

Module code: EEE3035

Module Overview





Expected prior learning: This module is a follow-up to some of the core professional-development activities in Year 2.




Module purpose:  This module is a professional-development module that is compulsory on all UG Programmes. The module provides students with competences and hands-on experience of professional practice in modern electronic and electrical engineering. It aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the processes involved in engineering design and practice, as well as develop relevant professional skills. This module equips students with experience of independent and group based work, project management and leadership, while addressing core aspects of modern engineering, such as sustainability, engineering ethics and intellectual property.

The module’s focus is a student-driven team-based product-design project that applies skills and practices addressed in the syllabus. In addition, it provides a skillset for successful management of individual projects, in particular the Year 3 project, and future group projects, such as the multi-disciplinary design project in MEng Year 4.





 

Module provider

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Module Leader

CAREY James (Elec Elec En)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: H150

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None.

Module content

Indicative content includes

1. Systems engineering and Steps in Design Analysis

2. Prioritization Strategies and Risk Analysis

3. Sustainability

4. Leadership styles

5. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and Unconscious Bias 

6. Technology Development including TRLs, Hype curves and Disruptive Technology

8. Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, and 'Horizontals and verticals'

9. Approaches to Manufacturing (including lean and six sigma)

10. Group presentation skills

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework DESIGN BRIEF, PROJECT REPORT, PROJECT PRESENTATION 100

Alternative Assessment

Students who fail the module are required to write a 3000 word essay on the role of group work in engineering projects.  An alternative assessment is required as this is a group project.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy for this module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and knowledge described in the learning outcomes. The design brief will assess the innovation and the design methods applied in the specification of the group project. The project report will assess the teamwork, leadership, design and implementation, as well as the written communication skills as presented in the report by both group and each individual. The presentation will assess the quality of the finalised product, technical achievements and presentation skills of both group and each individual.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         Design brief: concise project design brief (Week 5)

·         Project report: technical report of project achievements (Week 12)

·         Project presentation: oral presentation and demonstration of implemented product (Week 15)

 

These deadlines are indicative. For confirmation of exact dates and times, please check the Departmental assessment calendar issued to you.

 

Formative assessment and feedback

For the module, students will receive formative assessment/feedback in the following ways.

·         During lectures, by question and answer sessions

·         During interactive workshops and short course

·         During supervised laboratory sessions

·         During meetings with his/her project supervisor

         ·          Via the marking of written reports

 

Module aims

  • This module aims to provide students with skills and experience critical to modern engineering through hands-on product design, implementation and presentation in a team-based context. Not only will the module offer students an exciting, innovative and collaborative project that materializes their own ideas, but it will also develop them as future leaders, designers and real engineering professionals.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Apply basic leadership and project management methods to the group-based product design project.   PT
2 Describe the development, design and implementation of the designed product in written and oral form.   PT
3 Explain the basic methods of system design, design for sustainability and user-centred design PT
4 Apply introduced methods in the group-based product-design project. CP
5 Create innovative solutions to a given set of design requirements. CP

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 20

Lecture Hours: 18

Laboratory Hours: 112

Methods of Teaching / Learning





The learning and teaching strategy is designed to achieve the following aims.


  • Help develop students as engineering professionals

  • Develop independent research, design and development skills

  • Develop leadership and team working skills

  • Develop professional communication skills



Learning and teaching methods include the following:


  • Lectures (18 hours taught)

  • Laboratories (12 hours supervised)

  • Independent learning (20 hours)

  • Group work (100 hours)



 





 

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.

Reading list

Reading list for ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eee3035

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Electronic Engineering with Audio-Visual Systems BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Space Systems MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Communication Systems BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Communication Systems MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Computer and Internet Engineering BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Computer and Internet Engineering MEng 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering with Space Systems BEng (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.