Module Title:   Case Study

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   ENG4118D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 2

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr MCA Oltean-Dumbrava

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To enable the students to:

1.To integrate lecture and self-learning activities through a focussed period of problem solving in a simulated professional situation.

2. To produce a solution to a complex multidisciplinary problem using team working within a limited timescale.
3. To present, support & defend a case for a proposed solution.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, theories and principles explored in formal lectures and practiced in tutorials. Practical skills developed in site visits. Cognitive and personal skills developed in open-ended problem solving exercises, tackled by working in small groups supported by members of academic staff. Oral feedback is given during tutorials. The assessment will examine the application of practical skills to the knowledge base of the module as well as the wider learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   164.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   20.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   4.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

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

critically evaluate the nature of a particular problem pertaining to engineering/technology and environmental management, and generate options for novel solutions to the problem, accounting for all constraints.

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

analyse and synthesise information to produce potential solutions to problems.

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

manage, interpret and present data; demonstrate IT skills; demonstrate systematic and creative problem solving; communicate with fellow colleagues and work in a team; demonstrate personal management skills.

  Presentation 0.50 20%
  A 20 minute group PowerPoint oral presentation + 10 minute Q & A session/debate
  Coursework   80%
  Project report. Group final report (4000 wds per student).
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary: Individual 5000 word report┐

Outline Syllabus:
The students will attend a focussed study comprising some or all of: Case study data for a problem relating to engineering/technological and environmental management based on a real site; site visits; attendance at presentations by experts from industry and regulators; group seminars and specialist lectures. Working in groups, students will demonstrate understanding of the problem and constraints; assume a group stakeholder identity (e.g. regulator, promoter, NGO, utility etc). Devise possible solutions and data requirements from the stakeholder point of view; demonstrate analytical, modelling and monitoring knowledge. Carry out detailed analyses as appropriate. Produce conceptual costing of solutions. Consider implementation problems. Present solutions orally as part of a structured debate between stakeholder groups. Produce an individual executive and a group report.

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