|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
Module, associated with the topic on which the ECAD Project is being undertaken, must have been studied or is currently being studied.
To enhance the abilities of the student to apply material from formal lecture courses to the design or operation of a real engineering device or system.
A design study, associated with a chosen lecture course, involving the attainment of a device or system specification. Design options must be carefully weighted and the reasons for choosing particular alternatives presented in a final written report. An academic staff supervisor is available for consultation.
The knowledge outcomes from this module will include a reinforcement of the conceptual and factual knowledge associated with a given module by undertaking a practical project which will exercise the procedural knowledge associated with the module.
The ECAD module will enhance:
1. Subject-specific skills - in particular design skills.
2. Cognitive skills - analysing results.
3. Core skills - planning/ organising and problem solving.
4. Computer literacy - use of CAD packages.
5. Communication skills - report writing.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Category||Activity||Number||Length||Student Hours||Academic Staff Contact Hours||Comment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||20:00||20:00||0:00||Report|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||15:00||15:00||0:00||Reading background material|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||10:00||10:00||0:00||Understanding of mathematical basics|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||50:00||50:00||0:00||Analysis of materials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||5||1:00||5:00||75:00||Staff contact hours are estimated as this depends on the number of students on the module.|
This module requires the student to address a problem which enhances their theoretical understanding of a given module by undertaking a piece of work in which he/she is wholly responsible but with the support of an academic supervisor.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||100||20 pages (including figures and diagrams)|
From the report, the ability of the student will be assessed regarding:
1. Subject-specific skills - overall design and understanding of the problem.
2. Core skills - how the problem was solved, use of initiative. Computer literacy - use of CAD tools; numeracy skills; report writing.
3. Cognitive skills - analysis of the results, limitations to the solution provided etc.
Original Handbook text:
Note: The Module Catalogue now reflects module information relating to academic year 13/14. Please contact your School Office if you require module information for a previous academic year.
Disclaimer: The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver modules in accordance with the descriptions set out in this catalogue. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, however, the University reserves the right to introduce changes to the information given including the addition, withdrawal or restructuring of modules if it considers such action to be necessary.