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Module

ENG1002 : Sustainable Design, Creativity, and Professionalism

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Peter Gosling
  • Lecturer: Dr Nick Baker, Miss Katie Wray, Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Roberto Palacin, Dr Domenico Balsamo, Dr Leo Chen, Dr Martin Johnston, Dr Sarah Dunn, Mr Peter Chapman, Mr Andrew Lovatt, Dr Kabita Adhikari, Dr Andrew Smith, Dr Jinju Chen, Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

• To introduce and implement the concept of design, the process of design, approaches to design, and multi- disciplinary design.
• To identify and explore how to resolve ethical issues related to an engineering situation and to recognise the ethical responsibilities of engineers.
• To gain an awareness of programming languages, software tools and software development environments for design.
• To give the students the opportunity to take knowledge gained from formal lectures in Stage 1 and produce an innovative solution to a discipline-led, multi-disciplinary design.
• To develop awareness and understanding of systems: the inter-dependence of sub-systems dealt with in other themes, resource flows and life-cycles;
• To integrate the knowledge and techniques developed in other themes within a single design case study;
• To develop the ability to carry out conceptual design of components with recognition of their place and role in systems;
• Review the requirements and produce conceptual designs for a small sustainable system, strongly linked to other themes.
• Reflect on group working strategies throughout the project.
• To develop transferable and graduate skills that will be essential throughout the student’s studies and career.
• To enhance students’ abilities in the presentation of scientific work, using a range of media (written, oral, digital, combinations), providing formative feedback to support the requirements of other modules with a practical component.

Outline Of Syllabus

• Design and Professional Skills, including: How to design? Principles of problem definition. Exploring how components work through disassembly and assembly. Circuit manufacture. Element behaviour. Tolerance and precision. Introduction to ethics in engineering and raising awareness of issues, obligations and responsibilities. Reflecting and critiquing of ethical issues. Group/team working strategies (including a residential activity during the first teaching week).
• Visualisation and communication – sketching design concepts and annotation, introduction to commercial computer-aided design and drafting software applications (e.g. AUTOCAD); introduction to commercial calculation and numerical computing applications (e.g Excel, MATLAB). Basic instrumentation.
• Computation – introduction to programme languages and computing methods for engineering applications. Introduction to software development, problem solving, algorithmisation. Programming languages, their syntax and semantics. Program development environment - introduction to C.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion181:0018:00NSO; S1 Thinking and Communicating Design stream Video for Engineering Ethics (Group) preparation
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00NSO; S1 Digital Skills Lecture materials for C, CAD, MATLAB
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00NSO; S2 Digital Skills Lecture materials for C, CAD, MATLAB
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion161:0016:00NSO; S1 Thinking and Communicating Design video submission (Group, summative)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion81:008:00NSO; S1 Design & Create Preliminary Design video submission (Group, formative)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion135:0035:00NSO; S2 Digital workbook submission (individual, summative: logbook, Digital Skills, Practical Skill
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion601:0060:00NSO; S2 ‘Design & Create’ Design Final report (Group, summative) preparation
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials10:300:30NSO S1. Introduction to primary module topics, delivery modes, and suggested work plans.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials31:003:00NSO, S1. Thinking & Communicating design st 3) Problem Solving,4) Design Thinking,5) Sustainabilit
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical103:0030:00PiP non-essential, S1 Digital Skills Practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical113:0033:00PiP non-essential, S2 Digital Skills Practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical43:0012:00PiP non-essential; S2 Design & Create workshops
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities32:307:30NSO;S2;CANVAS-based self-guided activities on 1)Professionalism,2)Data gathering,3)Technical sources
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical53:0015:00PiP (non-essential) S1 Practical Skills and Design & Create workshops.
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities41:004:00NSO; S1 Thinking & Communic. design 1)Team Building,2) Design innovation 1& 2, 3) Ethics dilemmas
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion30:301:30NSO; S2. Thinking & Comm Design 1) Professionalism,2) Professional accreditation, 3) Technical sou
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion11:001:00NSO; S1 Thinking and Communicating Design stream Team-based Ethics discussion
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork124:0024:00PiP (non-essential) S1. Residential Field Class
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery101:0010:00SO; S1 Module drop-ins
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk10:300:30NSO S2. Introduction to primary module topics, delivery modes, and suggested work plans.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk21:002:00SO; S1. Thinking and Communicating Design stream. Workshops on: 1)Team Building,2) Design innovation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk20:301:00SO; S1 Thinking and Communicating Design stream Intro to Eng. Ethics Parts 1 & 2
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

* Key for Teaching Methods abbreviations:
SO - Synchronous online
NSO - Non-synchronous online
PIP - Present in person
S1 - Semester 1
S2 - Semester 2
Wksp - Workshop

***Alternatives for non-PiP students provided as either '@home_kits' or digital representations

The design project helps students to acquire skills in communicating ideas, concepts and solutions effectively. Drawing and Computer-Aided Design skills are achieved through CAD exercises in Semester 1 and in the design project in Semester 2. Programming skills are achieved through C and MATLAB programming activities.
Professional skills are developed in Semester 1 through an investigation on ethical issues on a general engineering topic and a video presentation.
Digital skills are developed throughout the module, including assessments through digital lab workbooks.
The problem-solving aspects of the Design and Create activity enable the students to demonstrate a broad range of understanding and the analysis and synthesis of skills to novel situations.
Written reports and video presentations allow students to learn about ethical issues and professional skills, while also providing opportunities for reflection and critical analysis.
Alternatives will be offered for students who are unable to attend the PiP sessions as noted against the relevant teaching activity. Specific details for each will be made available on the ENG1002 Canvas site


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
Oral Examination1M15Team video submission for Thinking & Communicating Design
Report2M35Technical group report
Portfolio2M50Digital workbook
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Examination1MTeam video submission for Design & Create Preliminary Design.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The design project helps students to acquire skills in communicating their design ideas, concepts and solutions effectively.
Drawing skills are achieved through a CAD drawing exercise in Semester 1 and in the design project in Semester 2. Programming skills are achieved through C and MATLAB programming activities.
Professional skills are developed in Semester 1 through an investigation on ethical issues on a general engineering topic and a video presentation. In Semester 2, groups of students will submit a written report for their design project.
The problem-solving aspects of the Design and Create activity, and assessment, enable the students to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations.

Reading Lists

Timetable