Surrey University Stag

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE - 2022/3

Module code: ENGM302

Module Overview

Engineering activity can have a significant societal impact and engineers must operate in a responsible and ethical manner, recognise the importance of diversity, and help ensure that the benefits of innovation and progress are shared equitably and do not compromise the natural environment or deplete natural resources to the detriment of future generations.

Module provider

Mechanical Engineering Sciences

Module Leader

FOREMAN Charlotte (Mech Eng Sci)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code:

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 6

Independent Learning Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 5

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

n/a

Module content

Indicative content includes:  Project and risk management, Errors and Uncertainties, Commercialisation of Research Results, Ethics for Engineers, Data management, Security, Open Research, Equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering practice and design, Personality types & communication preferences, Professional behaviour, Sustainability in complex problems

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Coursework 100

Alternative Assessment

n/a

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the intended learning outcomes Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: End of unit Assignment. To support the learning formative assessment will be employed as method for self reflection. Formative assessment - On-line tests Feedback, Verbal feedback will be provided in workshops. Written feedback will be provided on the coursework assignment. Formative feedback is provided on the on-line test

Module aims

  • To equip the participants with skills set to operate effectively in a modern engineering context characterised by complex multifaceted problems involving multiple and diverse stakeholders.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Ref
001 Evaluate the sustainability (environmental, societal and economic impacts) of solutions to complex problems CT M7,M8
002 Apply appropriate risk management processes to manage risks and uncertainty P M9, M14, M15
003 Adopt appropriate methods to ensure security risks are managed P M10
004 Employ approaches that address inclusiveness in engineering practice and design PT M11, M17
005 Operate in a professional capacity recognising the needs and behaviours of others P M16, M18

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to develop an appreciation of non-technical challenges and barriers for practicing engineers and research scientists. Drawing on a number of case studies the participants will explore the core engineer attributes through a mix of lectures, self-paced work and active discussion. The learning and teaching methods include:  1 hour of Lectures per week over 11 weeks, 1 hour of discussion workshop per week for 11 weeks, 2 hours of revision lectures,  assignment work. 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.

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

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Other information

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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 2022/3 academic year.