ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 1 WITH INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT - 2017/8

Module code: EEEM054

Module provider

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Module Leader

WANG N Dr (Elec Elec En)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

H100

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Lecture Hours: 2

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 1) PATENT SEARCH - 25% 2) PROJECT PROPOSAL - 25% 3) PROJECT PROPOSAL AND MONITORING - 25% 4) FOUR-PAGE CONFERENCE PAPER 100

Alternative Assessment

Not applicable: students failing a unit of assessment resit the assessment in its original format.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None.   

Module overview

 





Expected prior/parallel learning:  The coursework in this module is closely linked with the student’s activities in his/her 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 coursework 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.





 

Module aims

R&D project planning

State of the art review of technology and research

R&D project proposal writing and project bidding

Risk assessment

Project reporting

Communication to different audiences

Research into future technologies

Health and safety

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content





Indicative content includes the following.

Unit 1: Project planning

            Project objectives and scoping

            Requirements and requirements analysis

            System specification

            Functional system design

            State of the art review

                        Technology

                        Patent search

                        Research

            R&D proposal

            Project management tools

            Project plan/Levels 1 and 2

            Deliverables

            Project costing

            Management methods

            Risk assessment and contingency plans

Unit 2: Project reporting/communication

            Written reports

                       Technical writing

Deliverables

                        Management reports

                        Weekly/monthly reports

            Presentations

                        Technical

                        Research

                        Public/Outreach

Unit 3: R&D project bidding

            Technology levels

Funding bodies

            Funding opportunities calls

Contract tendering

Internal authorisation processes

Contracts

Collaboration agreement

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

            Citation indices

            Research ethics

            Research methodology

Unit 5: Health and safety

            Legal responsibility

            Health and safety procedures

            Behavioural safety



 




 

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 coursework involving four assessed items. 

Learning and teaching methods include the following.


Lectures and seminars (10 hours)
On-line courses.  (30 hours)
Guided study


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.





 

Assessment Strategy

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

Reading list for ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL STUDIES 1 WITH INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/eeem054

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Communications, Networks and Software (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Computer Vision, Robotics and Machine Learning (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Medical Imaging (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mobile and Satellite Communications (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mobile Communications Systems (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Mobile Media Communications (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
RF and Microwave Engineering (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Satellite Communications Engineering (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Space Engineering (EuroMasters) MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
RF and Microwave Engineering MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module
Electronic Engineering MSc 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

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.