ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 1 - 2017/8
Module code: EEEM053
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
WANG N Dr (Elec Elec En)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Lecture Hours: 2
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||1) PATENT SEARCH - 25% 2) PROJECT PROPOSAL - 25% 3) PROJECT PLANNING AND MONITORING - 25% 4) FOUR PAGE CONFERENCE PAPER||100%|
Not applicable: students failing a unit of assessment resit the assessment in its original format.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Expected prior/parallel learning: The coursework in this module is closely linked with the students activities in his/he- 90-credit Extended Project, as appropriate. All the coursework, as far as is practicable, should relate to and complement the project work, by conducting auxiliary studies on issues of wider context.
Module purpose: The module introduces the students to a range of aspects of engineering professional practice which should enable them to see modern electronic engineering in a wider context, encompassing e.g. health and safety, project formulation and planning, contract bidding. It is designed to be closely coupled with the tasks and activities associated with the 90-Credit Extended Project. In particular, the module course work complements and supports the project in terms of professional skills for successful project management. The module is complementary to module EEM055 (Engineering Professional Studies 2) offered in Semester 2.
R&D project planning
State of the art review of technology and research
R&D project proposal writing and project bidding
Communication to different audiences
Research into future technologies
Health and safety
|Investigate and define a problem, taking into account constraints such as environmental and sustainability limitations, health and safety and risk assessment. Gain comprehensive understanding of design processes. Ability to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in electronic engineering, and to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them (C,P,T,K).||KCPT|
|Understand customer and user needs, including aesthetics, ergonomics and usability||T|
|Generate an innovative design and to demonstrate how established techniques of enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in electronic engineering||CP|
|Identify and manage cost drivers||T|
|Demonstrate familiarity with the design process and the methodology of evaluating outcomes||CP|
|Acquire knowledge and comprehensive understanding of management and business practices.||K|
|Evaluate risks, including commercial.||P|
|Comprehensively understand current engineering practice and predict likely developments, as well as to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, to make sound judgements, and communicate their conclusions to specialists and nonspecialists||CT|
|Demonstrate extensive understanding of a wide range of engineering materials/components.|
|Demonstrate understanding of appropriate codes of practice and industry standards .||KP|
|Demonstrate awareness of quality issues||P|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes the following.
Unit 1: Project planning
Project objectives and scoping
Requirements and requirements analysis
Functional system design
State of the art review
Project management tools
Project plan/Levels 1 and 2
Risk assessment and contingency plans
Unit 2: Project reporting/communication
Unit 3: R&D project bidding
Funding opportunities calls
Internal authorisation processes
Unit 4: Research and Development
Nature of research
University and industrial research
Awareness of parallel developments
Positive/negative results reporting
Characteristics of research projects
Scientific paper writing
Unit 5: Health and safety
Health and safety procedures
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to achieve the specified learning outcomes by teaching the course syllabus in lectures, and by guided learning using on-line resources. The independent study will be supported by setting the coursework in the context of the 90-credit project. The assimilation of knowledge, and transferable professional skills will be acquired through course work involving four assessed items.
Learning and teaching methods include the following.
Lectures and seminars (10 hours)
On-line courses. (30 hours)
The student is expected to attend all the course lectures before the start of their project. The coursework will be marked against a generic marking scheme defined for each assignment.
The assessment strategy for this module is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the following:
Ability to conduct state of the art technology and research review
Ability to plan a technical project and to write project proposals
Effective project reporting
Communication skills to present their project to different audiences, including specialists and general public
Appreciation of safety issues
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of the following.
Patent search (25%). (Circa 6 pages) Due Tuesday Week 5
Project proposal (25%). (6 page maximum) Due Tuesday Week 8
Project planning and monitoring (25%). (6 page maximum) Due Tuesday Week 11
Four-page conference paper (25%). Due Tuesday Week 14
These deadlines are indicative. For confirmation of exact dates and times, please check the Departmental assessment calendar issued to you.
Formative assessment and feedback
For the module, students will receive formative assessment/feedback in the following ways.
During lectures, by question and answer sessions
During meetings with his/her project supervisor
Via the marking of written reports
Via assessed coursework
Reading list for ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eeem053
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 2017/8 academic year.