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XX50180: Conceptual design group activity

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Presentation (CW 15%)
  • Phase 1 (CW 20%)
  • Phase 2 (CW 65%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

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.

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

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

Programme availability:

XX50180 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering


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