MEC1012 : Mechanical Engineering Professional Skills I
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela
- Lecturer: Dr Jinju Chen
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||6:00||6:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||6||4:00||24:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submissions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||67||1:00||67:00||Structured presentation of syllabus may include skills demonstration, formative feedback, etc|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||24||1:00||24:00||Computing practical classes including weekly assessed exercises.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||3:00||9:00||Extended activity (laboratory) to apply taught material, develop professional skills|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Seminar sessions on specified topics|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||Student academic meeting with University Tutor|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Computer assessment||1||M||25||Weekly Term 1 in-class work to be completed plus three take-away assignments.|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||10||Group and individual exercises|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||20||Problem solving for tutor|
|Computer assessment||2||M||25||Weekly Term 1 in-class work to be completed plus three take-away assignments.|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||10||Problem solving for tutor|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||10||Group 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.