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MEC1012 : Mechanical Engineering Professional Skills I

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 8.0

Aims

To develop professional skills required for a chartered mechanical engineer, including the ability to understand and apply core engineering science and engineering IT skills.

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to IT software which supports engineering applications (spreadsheets, MatLab). Introduction to engineering study skills and project skills. Awareness of engineering ethical risk and safety issues. Reinforcement and application of core mechanical engineering science (mechanics and thermofluids) to develop problem-solving and study (CPD) skills.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion64:0024:00Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submissions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture671:0067:00Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical241:0024:00Computing practical classes including weekly assessed exercises.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical33:009:00Extended activity (laboratory) to apply taught material, develop professional skills
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Seminar sessions on specified topics
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00Student academic meeting with University Tutor
Total150:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Skills are assessed as they are practised through regular exercises with rapid in-class formative feedback. Knowledge and understanding of core engineering sciences are provided by other compulsory modules and only the skills of applying them are practised and assessed in this module.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Computer assessment1M25Weekly Term 1 in-class work to be completed plus three take-away assignments.
Prof skill assessmnt1M10Group and individual exercises
Prob solv exercises1M20Problem solving for tutor
Computer assessment2M25Weekly Term 1 in-class work to be completed plus three take-away assignments.
Prob solv exercises2M10Problem solving for tutor
Prof skill assessmnt2M10Group and individual exercises
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Skills are assessed as they are practised through regular exercises with rapid in-class formative feedback and summative assessment to monitor student involvement.

For the purposes of professional body accreditation, in order to obtain a passing mark overall for this module (40%) at the first attempt the minimum acceptable mark for each of the assessment items specified below shall be 30%, with the maximum possible module overall mark where this is not the case being restricted to 35% (Undergraduate Progress Regulations):

(1) 50% Computing/IT Practical.
(2) 50% Skills Exercises and Tutorials.

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