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ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES LABORATORY AND PROJECT - 2023/4

Module code: ENG0014

Module Overview

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 focuses 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 group business case for a design project. Students also participate in a group project in semester 1 which involves experimental group design and they deliver their findings as poster presentations.

Module provider

Sustainability, Civil & Env Engineering

Module Leader

TAYLOR Alison (FEPS)

Number of Credits: 30

ECTS Credits: 15

Framework: FHEQ Level 3

JACs code: H100

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 12

Independent Learning Hours: 120

Seminar Hours: 22

Laboratory Hours: 24

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

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

Semester 2:

• Module stream specific experiments: ENG0015/16/17 (12 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, electronics and quantum phenomena (ENG0016)

(b) Project and skills development related:

• Introduction to the engineering design process; research and IT skills

• Exploring engineering and physics: chemical, civil and electrical, mechanical, physics

• Group dynamics, team roles and personality preferences

• Engineering ethics

• Group project (Semester 1) – experimental design project. Group project forms the basis for engaging students in literature, software or apparatus relevant to the discipline.

• Group project (Semester 2)- open ended conceptual design addressing a global challenge (business case for a design project)

 

 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK (BASIC SKILLS SHORT TASK 1) 5
Coursework COURSEWORK (BASIC SKILLS SHORT TASK 2) 5
Coursework COURSEWORK (BASIC SKILLS SHORT TASK 3) 5
Coursework COURSEWORK (BASIC SKILLS SHORT TASK 4) 5
Online Scheduled Summative Class Test ONLINE SKILLS TEST (LABORATORY REPORT WRITING) 5
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) GROUP PROJECT (EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN -POSTER) 15
Oral exam or presentation GROUP PROJECT (EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN -PRESENTATION) 10
Coursework COURSEWORK (LABORATORY REPORT) 25
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) GROUP PROJECT ( BUSINESS CASE DESIGN -REPORT) 15
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) GROUP PROJECT ( BUSINESS CASE DESIGN -PRESENTATION) 10

Alternative Assessment

  Group Project S1 (Experimental design):  Research, prepare and submit a recorded PowerPoint slideshow discussing development of transferable skills and personal strategies for successful study in the context of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Year and beyond. Group Project S2 (Business case): Submit a written self-reflection on group working, and written responses to questions about a case study in the context of student group-working assignments.

Assessment Strategy

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 five individual and four group coursework assignments, plus one short online test [assessing learning outcomes 1 – 10] as follows:

Semester 1:

Coursework 1-4 (individual): Assessment and feedback of the first-set of laboratory experiments (including preparation and practical component)

Online summative test 1 (individual):  Assessment of the skills necessary for writing laboratory reports, e.g. writing abstracts, treatment of experimental uncertainties etc.

Coursework 5 (group): Group experimental design project (poster*)

Coursework 6 (group): Group experimental design project (presentation*)

Semester 2:

Coursework 7 (individual): A full technical report of one experiment.

Coursework  8 (group): Business case for a design proposal (report*)

Coursework  9 (group): Business case for a design proposal (presentation*)

(*peer assessment and project tutorial individual evaluation of contribution and engagement)

Formative assessment

Formative ‘assessment’ is ongoing throughout the year, with feedback provided on all project and laboratory work with additional peer feedback on project work

Feedback

Written feedback on lab reports together with recommendations for the next report

Module aims

  • 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

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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 Develop research skills and 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 in the context of a design proposal project 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 Develop an awareness of the principle of peer review, and be able to critically review work P

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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 teamwork 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:

• Online laboratory briefing to be completed prior to each of the S1 and S2 labs.


• Laboratory related classes (or equivalent).

• Laboratory workshops (taking place in the weeks that labs are running)

• Seminars (project)

• Independent/guided learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 2023/4 academic year.