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Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Unit Catalogue 2007/08

EE30147 Group design and business project I

Credits: 12
Level: Honours
Semester: 2
Assessment: CW100
Aims: To give each student the experience of real engineering design situation as part of a group.
To locate the contribution of the engineer, whether in design, R & D, manufacture, in the context of securing the firms broad commercial goals by means of an effective product and market related policies and practices.
To introduce the students to the issues associated with entrepreneurship.
Learning Outcomes:
After taking this Unit the student should be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the technical process that is engineering design.
* Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the business and entrepreneurial aspects of engineering.
* Work in a multi-disciplinary team.
Problem solving; numeracy; written communication; oral communication; working as part of a group; leadership. Taught, facilitated and tested.
Evaluation study. Business lectures and workshops. Business game. Case studies. Project engineering. Accounting and finance.