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XX50180: Conceptual design group activity

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 15%)
  • Computational Project (CW 20%)
  • Coursework (CW 65%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide each student with the experience of working and interacting within a multi-discipline group environment
To provide a vehicle for a wide understanding of design processes and methodologies.
To undertake a group exercise in Integrated Engineering to highlight and enforce key project engineering analysis, research and management skills.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion students will be able to:
* Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the technical and design processes when working in a multidisciplinary group
* Understand the interaction of different skills when analysing unfamiliar multi-disciplinary engineering problems
* Show originality in tackling and solving problems and dealing with inter-disciplinary issues.
* Effectively analyse and communicate within a technical team structure.

Problem solving; holistic appraisal, planning; numeracy; written communication; oral communication; working as part of a group; leadership, IT.

Students will work in small groups on multi-disciplinary problems of an investigative nature which specifically addresses aspects of 'integrated engineering'.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX50180 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering


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