Engineering Design - ELE00027C

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Noel Jackson
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module occurrences

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18 to Summer Term 2017-18

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To introduce students to the typical skills needed in group project working whilst designing and building an engineering solution to a technical specification
  • To develop general learning skills in team­working, research, business practice,intellectual property, impact of technology on society, ethics and project management

Graduate skills aims:

  • To establish fundamental skills in gathering and presenting information from reliable sources and technical writing, recognising issues of plagiarism and collusion
  • To develop the transferable skills typically used in the engineering industry through group working that involves use of management tools and techniques that will be supported through lectures
  • To provide experience in subject analysis and synthesis in a technical requirements context, application of knowledge to practice, planning and time management, project design and management, basic team working, research processes, and understanding of ethical working practices
  • To provide knowledge of the basics of project management, including project requirements specifications, work breakdown structures and risk management (L3/4)

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Understand the technical and also practical impacts of the engineering design of new products on society (L2)
  • Know the best methods of learning about design and implementation of products in an engineering environment (L1/2)
  • Be able to apply their core technical and engineering learning during the year to a project scenario demonstrating key transferable skills (L3)
  • Know, understand and be able to apply the correct ethical behaviours at an individual and institutional level (L1/2/3)
  • Understand the need for safe working practices alongside security of information and intellectual property thus protecting business continuity (L2)
  • [The L number in brackets above indicates the level as described in Bloom’s taxonomy]

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to produce a video explaining technical project to a general audience
  • Be able to construct basic technical reports and identify reliable sources of information, recognising issues of plagiarism and collusion
  • Have developed a knowledge of project management practice
  • Appreciate basic team working skills
  • Be able to create an outline project requirements specification, a work breakdown structure with outline timescales and a basic risk register


Task Length % of module mark
Individual Reflective Report
N/A 40
Video and Blog
N/A 60

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Individual Report (Resit)
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback on reports will be provided within six weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

Notes and readings will be provided in class.

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