Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

CEG8902 : STREAM Transferable Skills in Science and Engineering Leadership

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 40
ECTS Credits: 20.0

Aims

To acquire and demonstrate understanding of basic knowledge and transferrable skills required to commence a research placement in industry, and enhance both personal and research effectiveness.

Outline Of Syllabus

Research Skills:-
Philosophy of Science
Research methods & research design
Creativity and design
Engineering past, present & future
Health & Safety standards

Business Environment:-

Project management for research
Role of research in supporting business functions
Research Ethics
Basic presentational, writing and meetings skills
Financial management

Personal Development:-

Personal effectiveness & time management
Team Working & Management
Knowledge Transfer & Research Exploitation
Project costing
Business Risk

Communication:-

Patenting & IPR
Science communication
Negotiation and influencing skills
Writing a business case for investment
Supervision skills

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00Variety of group lectures to inpart rationale of content.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Preparation and Oral presentation to Industrial supervisors and Academic supervisors.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Writing report.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading420:0080:00Directed learning time for essay and report writing.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops203:0060:00Seminars and example classes.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1157:00157:00Private study and revision time for report writing.
Total400:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures and workshops provide the basis of the knowledge outcomes and background to the skills outcomes and are reinforced by workshops and practical exercises as detailed below:-

1.Improving research management and project delivery for sponsor(s) and host university
2.The cost effectiveness of the project for the sponsor(s)
3.A business case (including an appreciation of business risk) for exploiting the outcomes from the research which makes full use of the topics covered under the TSEL programme and other training experiences.
4.Ensuring effective knowledge transfer and exploitation of the project outcomes within the sponsoring company(ies).
5.How the research will benefit the sponsor(s), the sector, and society.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination302M20Oral Examination given to Industrial and Academic supervisors with questions and answer session.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M80Guideline length for report 7,000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Research Engineers are required to author and submit a single report and make a single presentation in the final year of registration. These should critically reflect on the experience of delivering research for the sponsor(s) and draw on the knowledge and skills acquired through the first four TSEL modules to provide evidenced recommendations on;

1.       Improving research management and project delivery for sponsor(s) and host university
2.       The cost effectiveness of the project for the sponsor(s)
3.       A business case (including an appreciation of business risk) for exploiting the outcomes from the research which makes full use of the topics covered under the TSEL programme and other training experiences.
4.       Ensuring effective knowledge transfer and exploitation of the project outcomes within the sponsoring company(ies)
5.       How the research will benefit the sponsor(s), the sector, and society


Preparation and delivery of the assessment

1.       The guideline length for the report is 7,000 words.

2.       The document and presentation should be delivered in a style suited to an industrial rather than an academic audience

3.       The associated presentation should be made to the sponsoring company (at their premises) and last 30 minutes with a question and answer session to follow. The academic supervisor should be present at this presentation.

4.       Both the report (80% of total mark) and presentation (20% of total mark) will be jointly marked by the academic and industrial survisor. Marks will be available for both the content and communication quality of both report and presentation. The overall pass mark for the assessment is 50.

5.       The written report should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the presentation and the presentation itself delivered by the end of April in the final year of RE registration. Marks for both the report and presentation should be made available to REs no longer than one month following the presentation.

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