ENG08041 0000 Advanced Technology & Innovation
This module introduces advanced technologies; their key developments and real-world applications and the process of progressing a novel technology or idea from concept and ideation through to a marketable product. Such insight and understanding would underpin further study and research in advanced technologies and innovation. This module aims to introduce the main advanced technologies and how they contribute to a modern engineering and manufacturing environment and provide an appreciation and practical examples of how these technologies can be used to aid design and manufacture, improve productivity & reduce waste and environmental impact.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Examine the main types of novel technologies that are currently of interest in engineering and manufacturing, and evaluate how these technologies can aid the design process, improve productivity, and reduce waste & environmental impact.
Appraise the application of a range of novel technologies and technology development procedures and then use to analyse and/or solve a range of engineering and manufacturing problems.
Critically evaluate and analyse complex data sets as used in advanced technologies.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of using specific sensor technologies and machine learning algorithms to accurately record and report data from engineering and manufacturing applications.
Explain and apply the principles of techniques and processes that promote creativity and technological innovation.
Understand and critically reflect upon why the manufacturing industry must innovate.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
Lectures will be used to deliver the key principles underpinning advanced technologies in the areas engineering and manufacturing, such as sensor technology and machine learning, micro controllers and embedded technologies and mathematical modelling techniques.
Tutorials will guide students on accessing current scientific publications and promote discussion on advances in technology, and the application of a range of processes and procedures that drive innovation and enterprise development.
Associated exercises will provide an understanding of a number of core mathematical modelling techniques and methods that are applicable to the development of engineering, manufacturing and design technologies. It is envisaged that each student will be given the opportunity to evaluate the performance of a number of technologies to develop an appreciation of the benefits of each.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assessment and Feedback
Group work will be assessed using tools such as group poster presentations. A poster would allow students to present their appraisal of a number of advanced technologies and how they could be put to a specific use. Students will write up a report covering for example, the investigation of a particular technology or technique and present their argument for the merits of this technology and use it to solve a specific problem. Students will also be assessed through a Viva style presentation where students can give insight on how they used a process or tool(s) to foster creativity and innovation and then design or modify an engineering component or manufacturing process. Feedback will be given to students as a group and individually for group assignments. Other feedback will be given typically by graded answer sheets and comments.
The learners must pass all the continuous assessment elements of the module.
Tools for Machine Learning
Smart Technologies & Internet of Things
Microcontrollers and Embedded Technology
Mathematical Modelling Techniques
Business Innovation & the Law
Innovation, Marketing & Technology Transfer
Convergent Technologies for Biomedical and Electro-Mechanical Applications
Green Technology and Alternative Energy Sources
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Group work (Poster)||Formative||Group Project||- %||Week 4||1,2|
|2||Assignment (Report)||Project||Assignment||40 %||Week 10||3,4|
|3||Presentation (Viva)||Project||Individual Project||30 %||Week 12||5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Lecture Theatre||Advanced Technology & Innovation||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Tutorial||Computer Laboratory||Advanced Technology & Innovation||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Research||4||Weekly||4.00|
Online Learning Mode Workload