Module title: Engineering Practice

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

Module code: MEC07108
Module leader: Martin Askey
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management


2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Martin Askey
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Students will learn through practical demonstrations and subsequent workshop practice.
The industrial visits and observations of engineering in practice transform assessment into a contextualised, relevant and practice-based experience that motivates students at an early stage of their engineering career.
In addition to practical workshop skills the students are encouraged to develop simple independent research skills, using the internet or other resources as appropriate.

Formative Assessment:
Students will receive feedback on formative activities such as machining and joining laboratories. The formative assessment of workshop skills is directly linked to professional engineering practice and therefore useful and motivating for students.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will consist of workshop practice assessments conducted by the workshop staff together with an evaluation of industrial visits.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Face To Face External visits 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 128
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 80 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Report 20 2,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 80
Component 2 subtotal: 20
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

he aim of this module is to :
- introduce students to hands-on workshop practice including the use of machine tools, joining methods and the use of metrology equipment in the assessment of manufactured products.
and to
- Introduce students to engineering practice in industrial situations through a series of visits to local companies

Hands-on manufacture workshop tools will include welding, soldering, lathes, milling machines and drilling. This module is intended to increase your knowledge and understanding of professional engineering practice. It will provide a sound basis to enable you to work competently, collaboratively, safely and effectively within a workshop environment and in the wider context of a typical commercial enterprise.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of the operating principles of machining processes and machine tools
LO2: Understand the health and safety requirements for engineering processes
LO3: Carry out basic workshop operations
LO4: Discuss the role of the engineer in a variety of organisations

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