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Module

EEE8106 : Extended Coursework on Applications and Design (ECAD)

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Martin Johnston
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

Outline Of Syllabus

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 options presented in a final written report. An academic staff supervisor is available for consultation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Formatively assessed progress report
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Final report write-up
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading115:0015:00Reading background material
Guided Independent StudySkills practice110:0010:00Learning to use specific software platform for design work
Guided Independent StudyProject work145:0045:00Design and implementation of engineering solution
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00Non-timetabled PiP project progress meetings with supervisor. These can become synchronous meetings
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Student’s should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M10020 pages, including figures and diagrams
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Report1M2 – 3 page progress report to check student design work.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The short progress report is formatively assessed and provides the student and supervisor an opportunity to review project progress and discuss any issues at an early stage. Feedback from this report will inform the final summative report.



The final summative report will assess the students’ ability to describe their work, present and discuss results, and draw conclusions.

Reading Lists

Timetable