Core Module Information
Module title: Engineering Skills

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ELE07111
Module leader: Dongyang Sun
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering


Description of module content:

You will be introduced to the fundamentals of engineering communication through sketches and drawings. Firstly, you will learn basics of hand-drawn sketches to develop design concepts and creativity for product realisation. You will learn how to draw in perspective and other techniques.

Secondly, you will build on your hand-sketching skills to formalise your design into technical drawings. You will be taught principles of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and how to use it to communicate your design effectively. You will learn: CAD software, 2D and 3D orthographic projection techniques, drawing of physical objects and plotting your drawings.

You will be introduced to writing software in a high level language, C. You will gain experience in a range of software environments: data types and operators, I/O, program structure and flow, conditional flow and expressions, functions and procedures, mathematical functions and programme documentation.

You will learn: the structured design, development and testing of software. This will allow you to debug programs to give a solution to an engineering problem. You will be introduced to computer hardware, microprocessors, microcontrollers, memory, control, interfaces and writing software in C language.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Communicate technical information in graphical freehand format.
LO2: Create engineering drawings of technical products using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
LO3: Write a structured program with functions or procedures which perform mathematical calculations based on input options.
LO4: Write a program for a microcontroller application.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dongyang Sun
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 25 1 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 500
Technical Drawing 25 2 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 500
Practical Skills Assessment 50 3, 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Engineering Skills