Surrey University Stag

COMPUTER LABORATORY - 2023/4

Module code: ENG0018

Module Overview

The module will provide a basic understanding of key software commonly used to support engineering calculations, analysis and presentation. Specifically, attention will be given to the use of Excel (e.g. spreadsheet based calculations and experimental data analysis), PowerPoint (including slide and presentation design and structuring), MATLAB and introduction to discipline specific software where relevant. Students will organise and participate in a mini “FEPS Foundation Conference” in which they will present their research study slideshows

Module provider

Sustainability, Civil & Env Engineering

Module Leader

HARRISON Richard (FEPS)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 3

JACs code: H130

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

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 6

Independent Learning Hours: 57

Seminar Hours: 11

Laboratory Hours: 19

Guided Learning: 57

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • Excel: data analysis, graphing, functions and calculations

  • MATLAB: operations and programming basics

  • Conference Project: Carry out guided research and prepare mini paper. Design and deliver a power point based oral presentation



 

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COMPUTING 1 - EXCEL DATA ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS 30
Coursework COMPUTING 2 - MATLAB APPLICATIONS 30
Coursework CONFERENCE PROJECT (PEER REVIEW & FEEDBACK) 5
Coursework CONFERENCE PROJECT (CONFERENCE PAPER) 20
Oral exam or presentation CONFERENCE PROJECT (PRESENTATION) 15

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of learning outcomes though a mixture of computer laboratory classes and student presentation sessions, coupled with graded problems and applications that reflect engineering and physical science principles.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• COMPUTING 1 – Excel data analysis & application  (30%); [LO 1]

• COMPUTING 2 – MATLAB application (30%); [LO 2]

• CONFERENCE PROJECT 1 –  Peer review & feedback (5%)

• CONFERENCE PROJECT 2 –  Conference paper (20%)

• CONFERENCE PROJECT 3 –  Presentation (15%)

Conference project CW components assess LO 3 & 4

 

Formative assessment

Weekly lab worksheets to assess Excel/Matlab/Presentation competence, following use of teaching resources in labs and tutorials/workshops. Embedded questions in Excel e-book. Verbal feedback given immediately following presentations, chairing roles and peer review of other students’ presentations.

Feedback

Written feedback on the Excel and MATLAB assessments.

Written feedback on the Research study.

Written and verbal feedback on the oral presentation.

Module aims

  • Provide basic introduction to the use of Excel and MATLAB to support laboratory work and engineering calculations
  • Introduce students to presentation design and delivery that make effective use of popular digital technologies
  • Develop student research skills through the use of information and communication technologies and reference management systems
  • Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in mathematical and computational processes

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Perform calculations, data analysis, graphing and simple modelling with Excel through the use of formulas, functions and graphical tools KCPT
002 Use basic MATLAB operations and programming concepts to solve mathematical problems, create simple mathematical models and prepare graphical representations KCPT
003 Design, prepare and deliver technical presentations using PowerPoint in the context of a mini ¿Foundation Conference¿ PT
004 Use tools for effective research information access, collation and referencing PT

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 use practical computer laboratory sessions to develop a basic understanding of Excel and MATLAB. The conference project involves researching and writing a paper and presentation design and delivery. The topic area relates to the students' area of interest and intended undergraduate progression route.

The learning and teaching methods include:


  • Computer laboratories  – tuition and engineering applications

  • Conference project workshop sessions

  • Conference presentation sessions

  • Peer assisted learning scheme - skills development workshops

  • Guided support sessions

  • Independent 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

N/A

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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.