MEC2008 : Mechanical Engineering Professional Skills II
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr Peter Chapman
- Lecturer: Miss Katie Wray, Dr Piergiorgio Gentile
- Other Staff: Ms Laura Brown
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
To enable students to develop software, employability and business enterprise skills appropriate for professional mechanical engineers.
Outline Of Syllabus
Further development of IT and computing to support engineering applications.
Introduction to professional employability and career development.
Awareness of the industrial and business enterprise context of engineering.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Target non-timetable hours to complete coursework assignment submissions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||Computing Lectures.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||12||1:00||12:00||Computing Practicals including weekly assessed exercises.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||1:00||1:00||Student Interviews by Industrialists|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||8||3:00||24:00||Business Enterprise and preparation for CV and interview sessions|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||2||4:00||8:00||Industrial Visits and subsequent presentations.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||31:00||31:00||Recommended regular personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
IT and computing builds on the previous Stage 1 content with skills assessed in class as they are practised for immediate feedback. The other elements focus on the "soft skills" graduates will require for professional employment and are delivered at Stage 2 to prepare students for placement and graduate job seeking. These elements are also assessed in-class but preparation and team organisation time out of class is also required.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||30||2||M||10||Team presentation on industrial visit.|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||15||Submitted CV and interview.|
|Computer assessment||1||M||50||Weekly computing class exercises.|
|Design/Creative proj||2||M||25||Trade fair where students create a stand to engage industry, academics & students with business concepts. Takes place over 3 hrs.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
IT and computing skills are assessed as they are practised through regular exercises with rapid in-class formative feedback. Employability and enterprise are assessed by individual or team personal presentations as appropriate to these particular skills.
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: Enterprise and career awareness.