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EEE8106 : Extended Coursework on Applications and Design (ECAD)

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 completion120:0020:00Reports
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading115:0015:00Reading background material
Guided Independent StudySkills practice110:0010:00Understanding of mathematical basics
Guided Independent StudyProject work150:0050:00Analysis of materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision51:005:00Staff contact hours are estimated as this depends on the number of students on the module.
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.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M104 pages, outlining current status and progress
Report1M9020 pages, including figures and diagrams
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

From the first 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 interim results, limitations to the solution provided, current progress against milestones, etc.

From the final 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.

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