ENG06038 2013 Introduction to Engineering (ME, MT, EE)

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Engineering (ME, MT, EE)
Transcript Title
Introduction to Engineering
Code
ENG06038
Attendance
75 %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Andrea Martin, Robert Craig, Eamonn Price, Marion McAfee, Michael Moffatt
Programme Membership
SG_EMECL_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EELEC_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronics SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EMECL_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EMECH_B07 201300 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EMECL_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering SG_EPREC_B07 201500 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_ETRON_B07 201600 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EMTRN_C06 201500 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Mechatronics SG_EGENE_X07 201700 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EGENE_X06 201700 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in General SG_EPREC_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EPREC_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Precision Engineering and Design SG_EELCO_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EELCO_B07 201800 Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering SG_EMECH_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Mechatronics
Description

The overall aim of this module is to:

(a) Excite and motivate new engineering students about their chosen field of study.

(b) Clarify the student's understanding of the nature of engineering and the tasks and responsibilities of an engineer.

(c) Cultivate and develop key skills such as creativity, problem solving, communication, leadership, knowledge discovery and system building skills.

(d) Utilize 'design and build' projects to promote early success in engineering practice, to introduce discipline-specific material and to outline the integration of subjects on engineering programmes of study.

(e) Demonstrate that problem solving can be fun, educational and enriching.

(f) Instil an eagerness for independent and reflective learning.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Display creative thinking and problem solving skills.

2.

Utilise appropriate technology and techniques for acquiring, processing, interpreting and presenting information.

3.

Select the most appropriate medium of communication and communicate effectively in a variety of formats, using appropriate technology.

4.

Contribute as a positive, cooperative and complementary team member in the planning and execution of projects and problem solving exercises.

5.

Utilize basic system building skills to determine solutions to basic "design & build" projects, appropriate to their chosen engineering discipline.

6.

Develop a personal/professional development plan.

7.

Outline general engineering practice and the particular operational practices of their chosen discipline.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

In addition to the normal lectures and practical classes, Engineers working in industry will be invited as guest lecturers and site visits to companies will be arranged, where possible.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will involve:

Assessment of formal presentations of project activities and project solutions.

Assessments of project reports.

Competition performance, production of posters, peer/self assessment, on-line surveys.

 Word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software will be used throughout.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Identification and allocation of a range of mini projects (ice-breaker, multidisciplinary, discipline specific).  Project brief, objectives, clarifications, deliverables.

2. Team skills and roles, stages in team building, running effective teams, consensus building and conflict resolution.

3. Problem identification and formulation, analytical reasoning, application of core engineering fundamental knowledge, problem solving.

4. Creative processes, evolution, synthesis, revolution, changing direction.

5. The design process, discipline specific approaches, design for sustainability, safety, aesthetics, operability, and other objectives, design documentation.

6. Project management and implementation, discipline specific hardware and software considerations, manufacture and building of parts, structures and processes.

7. Verbal communication skills; planning an oral presentation, structuring information, presenting non verbal communication, overheads, PowerPoint, dealing with Q/A sessions, functions of non verbal communication.

8. Written communication, writing executive summaries and abstracts, report formats, document preparation, letter writing.

9. Computing skills, searching and browsing the internet, correct use of and reliability of information, word processing, spread sheet, presentation and image editing software.

10. Role and responsibility engineers, impact of engineering on society and the environment, ethics, integrity and social responsibility.

11. Personal development planning, time management, goal setting, reflection, working in groups, reflection.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Design-build-test Project assessment Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Assessment of surveys, reports and presentations, peer/self assessment. Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,6,7
3 Assessment of reports, personal development plan, professional plan, engineering practice. Continuous Assessment Written Report 20 % OnGoing 3,6,7

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Group Learning Flat Classroom Communication, Project outline, Technical theory 1 Weekly 1.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Computer practical 1 Weekly 1.00
Problem Based Learning Problem Based Learning Room Model design, build & test activities 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified self-study 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Young, T.

Technical Writing A-Z: A Common sense guide to Engineering Reports and Theses.

ASME Press

2005

DeVito, H.

Human Communications

Longman

2000

Plummer , F.

Project Engineering: The Essential Toolbox for Young Engineers

Butterworth-Heinemann

2007

Horn, R.

The Business Skills Handbook

CIPD

2012

None

Other Resources

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Additional Information

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