Module Title:   Postgraduate Professional Studies

Module Credit:   60

Module Code:   ENG4042Z

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Work-Based Learning

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr DC Hughes

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To extend and enhance the ability of graduates to apply their knowledge and skills in order to demonstrate the competencies required by chartered engineers.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
All outcomes are achieved via independent experiential learning with guidance in the workplace from experienced chartered engineers supplemented by work-based continuing professional development activity. Supplementary Assessment; to repair deficiencies in original assessment.

Lectures:   0.00          Directed Study:   580.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   20.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   600.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate critical awareness of the application of engineering knowledge and understanding in the solution of multi-disciplinary engineering problems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

apply advanced theoretical and practical methods to develop solutions to engineering problems within a practical context. .

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate technical and managerial leadership within the broad context of engineering practice.

  Coursework   100%
  Technical Report (Approx 100 pages long, excluding supporting calculations, computer output and drawings)

Outline Syllabus:
Detailed content of studies determined at initial meeting of student, university tutor & Industrial Mentor. Student`s actual work place activities form the context within which Learning Outcomes are demonstrated. Further meetings to be arranged. Selection of suitable work should reflect the multi-disciplinary challenges expected of a potential Chartered Engineer. The `engineering problem` will encompass a broad range of activity including some of the following design, production, construction, maintenance, repair & operation applied to a product or process. Students will take responsibility for own professional development & work in partnership with both their tutor & Industrial Mentor to plan work progress. In order to demonstrate a student has achieved the Learning Outcomes, it is expected that the report will normally address the following elements. Demonstrate effective communication & inter-personal skills using written, oral & visual media. Development of initial concepts through to production of final detailed solutions & their evaluation by a process of analysis of systems, application of theoretical principles, evaluation of constraints, synthesis of available data. Development of engineering solutions would normally include a consideration of sustainability, health & safety, economy, construction & production techniques & legal requirements. Use of appropriate National & European Standards & Code of Practice. Programming & management of resources & tasks to implement the problem solving strategy. Application of appropriate QM sys

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